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<p>1906, MAY.</p>
<p>VOL CXLIV.] [Part 860.</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-1" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALPOLE</persName>,</p>
<p>Shorthand Writer to the Court.</p>
<p>EDITED BY</p>
<p>[Published by Annual Subscription.]</p>
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<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday May 21st, 1906, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19060521-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="t19060521-name-3" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SUTTON</persName> </hi>, Knight, one of the Justice of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-9" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>F.S. HANSON</persName> </hi>, Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MORGAN, MAYOR, EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
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<p>(Before Mr. Recorder.)</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GRUNDY</hi>, Charles Sydney (30, solicitor)</persName>, pleaded guilty at April (2) Sessions to stealing £1, £10, and £3 10s., the moneys of Harold Carlile Morris, his master. A former employer having given evidence to prisoner's very excellent character up to the present offences, and the Recorder stating that the late Alder
<lb/>man Morris, the prosecutor, had expressed the desire that pri
<lb/>soner should be dealt with as leniently as possible, a nominal sentence of 21 days' imprisonment was entered, entitling him to be released immediately.</p>
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<p>having been convicted at Clerkenwell Sessions on November 8, 1904, in the name of Sidney Austin, for robbery from the per
<lb/>son. Police proved a very bad record against both prisoners. Sentence: Cherry,
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<p>Mr. Bohn prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-31" type="given" value="AMBROSE"/>AMBROSE TURNER</persName> </hi>, stamp dealer, 21, Coleman Street, E.C. I entered into an arrangement with prisoner, who sells papers, that he should pay me 15s. a week for the last three weeks of December and £1 a week afterwards for the use of his paper business of the court attached to my shop. If I was away he was to sell my stamps; if he was away I would sell his papers. The stamps in question, which I value at £1, I first missed early in January; the sheets produced are taken from one of five volumes that I had. Prisoner had no authority to deal with the stamps for himself. I missed altogether between £40 and £60 worth of stamps. These five sheets were sold by prisoner to Mr. Wallace.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Prisoner. During January I was occasion
<lb/>ally absent from the shop; this was not through drink; I did not stay away because I was afraid to meet creditors. There
<lb/>was no mutual partnership between you and me. [Cards pro
<lb/>duced, bearing the name "F. T. Woodward and Co."] I never saw those cards. The item in my cash-book of 1s. 4 1/2 d. for print
<lb/>ing cards relates to cards in the name of Turner and Co. This was half the cost of those cards, and you paid the other half because you wanted some to show to customers you used to know. The stamps in question were not my property; they were given me in trust to start business in Coleman Street; they were capital or stock. There is an entry in my book of £2 10s.; that is not a credit to you; it is merely the value of stamps taken from me which you agreed to pay me. I first went to the police about this in January; I will not swear that you did not your
<lb/>self advise me to go to the police. The book produced contains entries of your cash sales; it is not the fact that I checked it. You used to show me the book to show what you had paid out; I would ask you for money for my rent, and you would say, "I have had to pay all this out, and cannot pay you more than so and so," and I used to take 1s. or 1s. 6d. sometimes at the end of the day. You were always behindhand with your rent. On February 17 you owed me £6 12s. 11 1/2 d. for rent; that included £2 10s. for the loss of stamps that you had taken from a pre
<lb/>vious book. You did buy stamps sometimes on your own re
<lb/>sponsibility, where you had the chance of its being all right. There was never any partnership between us.</p>
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<p>To the Court. When I missed the stamps in January I did not accuse prisoner because I had not sufficient evidence.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-32" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MARRIOTT</persName> </hi>, detective, City Police. On April 28 I went with prosecutor to prisoner's place; prosecutor told him he was going to give him into custody for stealing a stamp album and some sheets of stamps. I cautioned prisoner, and he said he would say nothing. Later on he said, "I sold that stamp album, but at that time I was in partnership with Mr. Turner." At the station he asked Mr. Turner to withdraw the charge, and said, "I have been trying to buy that album back; if I could have done so I would have paid double for its return to what I received for it in January last." Prosecutor first re
<lb/>ported his loss to us on January 17 or 18. I saw the accused on that occasion. He knew that I was making inquiries about another man who was suspected; I asked him for the address of that man, and he gave it to me. He did not then say anything about a partnership.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-33" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WALLACE</persName> </hi>, 59, Finsbury Pavement, stamp dealer. Pri
<lb/>soner offered me these stamps for sale, and I gave him 10s. for them. I had had some previous dealings with him; he said he did not know much about stamps, but was taking over a busi
<p>Cross-examined by Prisoner. I paid you 7s. 6d. for the album; it is not the fact that it is worth £10; half the dealers in London would have refused it for 7s. 6d. A few days after I bought it you came to me and wanted to buy it back for double the money, and I told you I had sold it for 15s. Long before this purchase you had told me something about buying half of Turner's business. I have known you for some few years.</p>
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<p>sold an album to Mr. Wallace, and I went and tried to get it back, as prosecutor told me it did not belong to him. The money that was got from Wallace went into the till and I never benefited by it. At that time prosecutor and I were not on speaking terms, as I had drawn an agreement for him to sign and he would not. He was trying to get the business back from me, and I did not wish him to have it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The draft agreement [produced] is in my writing; it refers to the paper business, and says nothing about the stamp business. When I sold these stamps to Wallace I said nothing about it to Turner, because he never accounted for what he sold, and I never accounted for what I sold; all receipts went into the till. I do not see that I was called upon to say anything, being a partner. The £2 10s. mentioned was for some loose stamps that I agreed to pay for. I did this because he told me they were not his property, but I said to him that he ought to have told me of any things in the shop that were not his, and I should not have sold them. I do not acknowledge that I owed prosecutor £6 12s., or anything at all, for rent. I should like to add that about ten days before my arrest the High Bailiff of the City came in to levy a distress in the shop, and prosecutor distinctly stated to the High Bailiff that the whole of the business in that shop belonged to me, and thereupon the bailiff did not levy.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I had previously been employed at 17, Coleman Street. The man I speak of said he was a newspaper runner; he said he had put the machine in there while he went to see after some more papers; the place where the bicycle was was almost an open passage; anybody goes up and down there; I did not ask the man whether he had authority to put the machine there. I heard the detective say when he came that a bicycle had been stolen from the very place from which I had got the one I bought; I did not then say anything, be
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<p>(Before the Common Serjeant.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-49" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HART</persName> </hi>. On Sunday morning, May 7, about 12.30 to 12.45 a.m., I was in Commercial Street, opposite Spitalfields Church. One of the prisoners put his arm round my neck, and they went through my pockets and took what money I had. I had 2s. in the left trousers pocket and some small silver and coppers in the other. Prisoners were behind me as I went along. Bogart went through my pockets. I was then knocked down. One of them hit me in the head. I saw the younger Morris. I did not see the elder Morris do anything. I hope you will let them off.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Bogart. At the station I said to the in
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<p>To the Court. I could not say whether I was drunk. I am sober now.</p>
<p>To Bogart. I was properly wet when I was picked up. I was properly upset. I was properly whacked. The police picked me up. You come in front of me and done me that way (de
<p>Cross-examined by Morris, jun. I did not say at the police station I never saw you. I recognised Bogart and you. I did not say you were not anywhere near. I had just enough sense to know you had done me.</p>
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<lb/>cutor talking to a woman at the corner of Brushfield Street. The three prisoners came up, the elder Morris put his arm round prosecutor's neck and pulled him back. The younger Morris, struck prosecutor in the face and then caught hold of his legs. They all four fell on the ground. I saw Bogart strike prose
<lb/>cutor. Bogart got up and was counting money in his hand As I came up prisoners ran away, Bogart went into a chandler's shop in Duval Street. I went in and arrested him. He said, "All right, do not knock me about, I will come quietly." I took him to prosecutor. He said, "He is the man who punched, me in the face and went down my pockets for 2s. There were two others." Prosecutor's left eye was seriously blackened, the right not so badly. His face was scraped where he fell on the footway. I took Bogart to the police-station, where the two Morris's had been taken by other officers. When charged he made no reply.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prosecutor said the elder Morris got hold of him behind. I am sure I saw the younger Morris take hold of prosecutor's legs.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-51" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MCLEOD</persName> </hi>, Police-constable 129 H. Morris, sen., caught prosecutor round the neck and held him backwards. Bogart hit prosecutor in the eye and Morris, jun., held his legs. The four fell to the ground. Prisoner got up, and I saw Bogart with money in his hand. I was 15 yards off on the other side of the road. The three ran down Duval Street. I and P.C. Funnell took the two Morris's. Prosecutor recognised them.</p>
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<p>Morris, the elder, pleaded guilty to being convicted at North London Police Court on May 5 in the name of John Luton for robbery with assault, receiving throe months' hard labour. Further convictions proved: November 4, 1905, six months for being a suspected person on premises; December 5, 1899, larceny, one month; November 11, 1897, two months' hard labour under the name of Charles Waterman. Morris, the younger, was convicted on March 12, 1906, at Thames Police Court for unlawful possession of a blanket, and bound over. Two convictions were proved against Bogart for assaulting and resisting the police.</p>
<p>Sentence, Morris, the elder,
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<p>(Before Mr. Justice Sutton.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Charles Mathews said he had read the depositions, and ife appeared to be doubtful whether the evidence would be suffi
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<p>Sentence (May 23),
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<p>Mr. Beaumont Morice prosecuted. Mr. Purcell defended.</p>
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<lb/>ham; that is about 30 yards from the stable in question. I heard the footsteps of someone going into the stable yard. I looked across, but saw no one then. It was as if someone had jumped the fence; two feet came down on the pavement with a bang. Presently we saw a man walking; he passed us so close that I was able to notice his dress, build, and walk, but I did not recognise him as anyone I knew. It was a wet starless night. He was coming from the direction of the stables, and went down Shrubbery Road. Just as he passed us we noticed flames in the stable downstairs and the reflection of fire in the loft. We followed the man down Shrubbery Road, and he took the first turning on the left; that is a short turning, not</p>
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<p>lighted. We lost sight of him altogether. We went through the dark turning into Cornwall Road and looked both ways, but could not see the man. We ran back by the West Green Road to the stables; we saw no flames, but plenty of smoke. I ran to the fire alarm and rang the bell. I had known prisoner before, by sight only; I had seen him two or three times putting away his things at the stable; I did not recognise him at this time. The engines came and I went back to the fire. I saw a police-sergeant come with the prisoner. I went to the station; there I said to prisoner that he must have hidden himself because he could not have got away in such a short time and we were so close behind him. We saw nobody in Cornwall Road except a young couple walk
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<p>Cross-examined. I Had seen prisoner on other Saturday nights, about the same time, putting his barrow back in the stables. At the time we heard the footsteps inside the fence we heard a sound similar to a gate rattling. Before the magis
<lb/>trate I said, "I looked across and saw the prisoner We followed the prisoner down the road. I lost sight of prisoner." I did not mean by this that I then recognised this man; I recognised him at the station afterwards. When I saw a man coming away from the stable and run past us I did not call out; I was wonderstruck at the time. When I got to the fire after my chase of the man, Smylie was there; he was trying to get the gates open; I do not think he was struggling to get the barrow out. Between the time I first saw a man leave the stable and the time I rang the alarm the interval was 10 or 15 minutes. The window of the loft through which I saw the reflection of fire is a very small window.</p>
<p>Re-examined. Before the magistrate I think I did not myself use the word "prisoner"; I used it once at the police court by a slip.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-69" type="given" value="HENRY THOMAS"/>HENRY THOMAS GLASS</persName> </hi> (police-constable 538 N) produced plans of the immediate neighbourhood and photographs of the stable and loft.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-70" type="given" value="DAISY"/>DAISY NORTH</persName> </hi>, 40, Shrubbery Road, Tottenham. On the early morning of April 22 I was standing in the doorway with my young man, Harry Finch. I heard footsteps in the direction of the stables; we could not see anyone, and took no notice. Then we heard as if someone had jumped to the ground, and the gates rattled. Then we saw flames, and we saw a man come from the direction of the stables towards us; he was not two yards away from the stable gates when I first saw him. He passed us and went straight up the road till he got to the dark court. We followed him; I saw his back, not his face. I did not then recognise him; when the accused came up afterward</p>
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<p>with the sergeant I recognised him as the man who had passed us; I knew him by his dress and build and walk. Nobody else had passed us that night. We ran back to the stable to see if the fire was really bad; there was plenty of smoke, but no flames. When the fire first started all I saw was flames coming from the lower window.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am sure I had seen flames coming from the window. The footsteps we heard must have been inside the stable fence. I had known accused by sight for three months; I had seen him putting his things in the stable. I noticed flames first, and then I saw accused three yards away; before the magistrate I said eight or nine yards; I can only roughly guess; I did not measure. [Passages in the depositions were put to witness in which she was recorded as saying that she saw "prisoner," followed "prisoner" lost sight of "prisoner" etc. I do not think I myself used the word "prisoner"; that it the way my answers were taken down. I did not actually recog
<lb/>nise this man until I saw him with the sergeant. When we got back to the fire I saw three or four men there; one may have been Smylie.</p>
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<lb/>gade. On April 29, at 1.29 a.m., we were rung up, and I pro
<lb/>ceeded with a steam engine to this fire; a motor chemical engine had already arrived there. I found a very serious fire going on in a brick stable; it had been burning 26 minutes before we got there, and had a good start. On entering, in fact, before I got properly inside, I noticed a strong smell of paraffin; just inside there was that smell very very strong indeed; so much so that I went out and called a police ser
<lb/>geant, and drew his attention to it. On going to the other side, near the pony-stall, there was the same smell again, and I again fetched the sergeant. On searching the place I found the pony dead; it was terribly charred; a dog also dead and charred was lying by its side. There was a great body of flame at the start; the chemical engine quickly got it down; but it kept on re-igniting. That was due unquestionably to the pre
<lb/>sence of oil, and in a very considerable quantity. There could not have been such a sustained fire unless a large quantity of paraffin had been used. After the fire I found the remains of altogether four naphtha lamp, such as are used on a barrow; the container of one was lying immediately behind where the pony had stood; three others were about where the barrow had been. I do not suggest that these had been purposely left somebody. Outside I found a can that had contained oil. I made every possible search for the remains of any harness, and could find none—not a buckle. After the fire had been put out I had a conversation with prisoner. I asked him whether the contents of the stable were his property; he said,</p>
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<p>"Yes." I said, "Are they covered with insurance?" He said, "Yes, £140, a portion of which is on the pony." I asked what time he had left there; he said he left the place locked up and quite safe at half past twelve. I said, "Can you account for the presence of paraffin oil in this fire, because there has been a lot of it?" He said, "Yes; I use paraffin oil in my naphtha lamps there would be about a pint or rather under; I put them out in Kingsland Road"; that would be about three miles off. I told him that certain persons had identified him as having been seen leaving the premises after one, and that he had been seen jumping over the fence. He said, "How could I jump over the fence when I had to bolt the gate. I wish I knew who said so, I would make them prove their words." I said, "No doubt an opportunity will be afforded you of doing so." He said, "I was outside West Green Station at 12.15; here is a man who can prove what time I returned"; he pointed to Smylie, who said, "Yes, I can answer for that." When I was having this talk with him, prisoner seemed a little nervous; he choked rather, once or twice, but I should not say he was excited.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When I got to the fire the gates were open; my men had been in. The can we found outside would have held not more than a gallon of oil; it was empty. The four lamps, the remains of which we found, were the ordinary flare lamps used on costers' barrows. If these lamps are defective, of course they will leak. Yes, a little paraffin makes a great smell, but a lot of it makes more.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. There was straw all about the place.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-73" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK BUNN</persName> </hi>, police-sergeant 92 N. I was at this fire. Eddington called me inside the stable, and I noticed a strong smell of paraffin just inside the crockery store; a bit later he called me in again, and on going to the back of the stable I again noticed a strong smell of paraffin. At the station, while prisoner was being charged, he said, "What am I being charged for?" On my reading the charge to him he replied, "I did</p>
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<p>not set about it; I locked up about quarter to one and went home."</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-74" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BUTTON</persName> </hi>, police-constable 687 N. On April 22 about 12.15 a.m. I was on point duty in High Road, opposite Seven Sisters Road, when I saw prisoner; he was driving a pony attached to a coster's barrow, going in the direction of West Green Read. I saw him again about quarter past one about opposite St. Anne's Road Police (Station; he was walking towards his home in Victoria Crescent; he was going rather quickly. I was with P.C. Lake. Lake said to prisoner, "Good night," and prisoner replied, "Good night." Three minutes after that I heard a whistle blown and saw flames from, this stable. I have known prisoner by sight for four or five years.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have known him as a steady, hard-work
<lb/>ing, respectable man. When I saw him driving there was a lighted lamp on the barrow.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-75" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ASSERTON</persName> </hi>, police-sergeant 90 N. On April 22, at 2.15 a.m., I saw prisoner at his home in Victoria Crescent. I asked him if he occupied stables in Shrubbery Road. He said "Yes." I told him there had been a fire there. He said, "Did they get the pony out?" I said, "No." He said, "Did they get my barrow out?" I said, "Yes, but it was badly burned." I requested him to come to the stable. I asked him if he was insured. He said "Yes," but he did not know in which com
<lb/>pany. On arriving at the scene of the fire a statement was made to me by the captain of the fire brigade and two private witnesses in prisoner's presence, and, in consequence, I took him to the station. I asked him if he had extinguished his light before he left the stable. He said, "Yes; I use an ordi
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SOPER</persName> </hi>, police-inspector, N Division. On April 22 I saw prisoner at the police station with reference to the ques
<lb/>tion of bail. He said, "I have already asked them for bail, but I am wrongly charged. I misled the insurance company, as to the value of my stuff, but I can assure you I did not set the place alight. I may have dropped a match, and if I did I am sorry for it. On searching the stable next day I found the remains of a very small carriage lamp, practically destroyed by fire. I also saw the naphtha lamps and oil can spoken to by previous witnesses.</p>
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<p>on stock-in-trade. The premium is 5s. 6d. per annum; the lowest premium we accept is 3s.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDDINGTON</hi>, recalled (by Mr. Purcell). I examined the loft, and found nothing except a box, which was charred, and a dead dog—suffocated.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement to magistrate. "I am not guilty. What I told the sergeant is true. I did not set light to it. I had lamps and straw there in the ordinary business way, and also the oil. I have stored them there in the same way for the last four or five months, ever since I have been there, and also at my previous place, and the place before that. I knew nothing of the fire till I was called out of bed by my wife. I had the pony for the last five years. The dog was a pet in the family; so was the pony. I have been in this neighbourhood seventeen years, and this is the first time I have ever been ac
<lb/>cused of anything. I reserve my defence and shall call witnesses at the trial."</p>
<p>(Evidence for the defence.)</p>
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<lb/>ing in china and glass. I have been carrying on that business for six or seven years. In 1904 a close neighbour of mine was burnt out and my stock might have caught fire too; my wife then begged and prayed of me to be insured, and I took out a policy. I pay Smylie 4s. 6d. a week for these stables; I used them for keeping my pony and barrow and my stock Summer time and just before Christmas is my busy time; about April trade would be slack, and I should not have much stock. On this night I drove to the stables as usual. I had on the barrow a colza oil carriage lamp and four naphtha lamps; only the colza lamp was lighted. That night I had only had three out of the four naphtha lamps in use. I filled the lamps as usual on Kingsland Waste. I bought the oil from another coster who hawks oil to all of us down there; I got four half-gallons and half a gallon in the can. When I passed the policeman at 12.15 I had the half-gallon in the can and also the half-gallon in one of the lamps that I had not used. When I got to the stables I unlocked the doors and backed the pony in; then I took the carriage lamp off and hung it on the wall. On the other side there was a candle lamp, which I lit with a match. To get to the stable from where the constable on point duty saw me would take me 10 to 15 minutes; I was at the stables at 12.25 or 12.30. Unharnessing and feeding the pony and so on would take me 20 or 25 minutes. Where I left the can was a place where it might be knocked down by anyone struggling to get the barrow out. I locked up the place from the outside and went home. There is no truth in the suggestion that I jumped over the gate or the fence. Everything was, as I thought, in safety when I left.</p>
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<p>In addition to this insurance, I have a policy on my furniture at home, £150.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. In March last I was in the same position as I always am at that time of the year; business is always bad then. I had a County Court judgment out against me, not for £19, but another amount I did not mislead the insurance company as to the amount of my stock; I have had as much as £140 or £160 of stock there; I had not so much in March. The insurance included the harness. I cannot account for the police saying that no trace of the harness has been found; if the leather is not there, the brass work must be; the buckle must be there. I recollect passing Button on my way home, but he is wrong in saying that it was 1.15; it was only just after one. I had put out all the lamps on Kingsland Waste; there may have been some oil left in some of them; there may have been one alight when Button saw me at 12.15. I was in the stables about 20 minutes; I should think it would be about five past one when I left. There was no one there except me; Finch and North must be mistaken in saying they heard footsteps. If anyone else had been in the stables I must have known it. I will swear that no one followed me down Shrubbery Road. This is what I meant by my statement to the inspector about a match; there was no light, in the stable, and I lit the candle lamp hanging on the wall; I admit that I may have dropped the lighted match; I generally put the match in the candle
<lb/>stick, but it is possible that I dropped it this time. When Eddington asked me how much stock there was I said £70 or £80; what I meant was, including barrow, pony, harness, and stock. The can of oil spoken of I took off the barrow and put just inside the stable as I always do. As to accounting for the strong smell of paraffin noticed by the firemen, I can only suppose that the can had got knocked over by someone pulling the barrow out. The only oil in the place was in that can and in the lamp hanging on the wall; if there was paraffin in other places it must have been washed about by the hose.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, May 23.)</p>
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<p>keeping grocery and trade utensils. I also kept things in the yard. I know Quigley treated the pony well, and I had often admired it. He also had a little dog which he kept in the stables, and I kept a dog in the loft. On Saturday, April 21, I closed the shop at ten minutes past twelve, and as I was having my supper in the kitchen I heard Quigley go by with his cart. Being familiar with the sound of the passing cart I am sure it was Quigley. Sometime after I had gone to bed I was aroused by knocking at the street door. I went to the window, and saw a customer who lives opposite the stables. He said, "I believe your stables are on fire." I put on enough clothes to cover me, and taking the key of the outer gates went to the stables which I found padlocked in the ordinary way. Smoke was issuing above the stable door. I undid them and went to the smaller door inside the yard with the object of getting the pony out. They are two big doors and a smaller door at the side. The big doors were padlocked as usual. I then ran to the outer gates and told a little boy to run and give the alarm, whereupon Finch said, "I will go; I can go quicker." I then noticed Finch for the first time. I next got hold of a ladder, and with the assistance of a young man made a charge at the stable doors to see if we could force them, but we made no impression. I then ran across the yard, and asked for a hammer, and they brought me a mason's hammer, and with the first blow the lock flew off and I pulled the doors open. The interior was full of dense smoke, but I could see the barrow with a long board at the top. As I was endeavouring to get the barrow out the smoke seemed to light up into a flame. I noticed that there were lamps on the barrow. I pulled the barrow out half way and then the outer gates closed and jammed it. I then became frightened for myself, and ran off to Avenue Road, where there is a fire alarm. I should say I was away fully ten minutes, and when I came back the barrow was in the road burning round the edge and the firemen were playing on the stable. The day before yesterday Mrs. Quigley asked me if there was any harness in the stable, and I said I would look, and in the search I came across the remains of the burned harness (produced). I should not have allowed anyone to go into the stables without my permission after the salvage man was withdrawn, which I believe was on May 5. I should not have been so arbitrary about the key, but I had written to the insurance company asking if they would undertake the respon
<lb/>sibility, they having instructed the landlord to replace the pre
<lb/>mises, and they replied avoiding the question. I found the harness in the stall near the manger. The hames were hang
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<p>Cross-examined. I cannot say at what time prisoner came away from the stables. I should say there was a great deal of</p>
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<p>smoke. I did not notice any smell except the ordinary oil smell. Previously to the day before yesterday I had been in the premises several times, but not to make a search. The salvage man was always there. I am not aware that both the police and the salvage people had made a considerable search over the premises to find what there was, and took account of the things that were found. Possession of the premises was given up by Mrs. Quigley on May 5, and since that time I have kept the place and not allowed her to go in. I did not do anything on the occasions when I was present with Superinten
<lb/>dent Eddington or the salvage man. The matter did not inte
<lb/>rest me. I was not covered by insurance myself. I simply went to hear the rights of the case; that was all.</p>
<p>To the Court. The first thing I noticed was smoke coming through the crevice over the door. I did not notice any smell of paraffin then.</p>
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<p>(Before Mr. Recorder.)</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Prisoner. I never spoke to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-19-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="keepingABrothel"/>Also with attempting at other times to do the same thing.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. R. D. Muir prosecuted; Mr. George Elliott and Mr. Basil Watson defended.</p>
<p>Mr. Watson, in submitting to the court a preliminary abjec
<lb/>tion to the indictment, said the charge was presumably laid under Section 6 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1885, which made it an offence for any person having the manage
<lb/>ment of, or assisting in the control of premises, to induce a girl under the age stated to enter the premises for an immoral purpose. Prisoner was not indicted for that; but for attempt
<lb/>ing to induce the girl to resort to the premises, which offence was dealt with in Sections 4 and 5. In Section 6 it was pur
<lb/>posely left out, and therefore under that section it was no offence to attempt to induce the girl.</p>
<p>The Recorder overruled the objection. On the application of Mr. Basil Watson, he agreed to state a case if it should be
<lb/>come necessary.</p>
<p>The case was then proceeded with and the prisoner was found
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<p>Mr. Lambert prosecuted. Mr. Wildey Wright defended the two Locketts.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-93" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SOLON</persName> </hi>, 47, Helmet Street, St. Luke's, carman to Pick
<lb/>ford and Co. On April 25 I called at Nicole Fre✗res, Limited, 21, Ely Place, Holborn, and saw King and Thomas Lockett. I received 12 cases for Evans, of Barking Road, one case for Harrod's Stores, and two cases addressed to George King, 24, Fort Street, Spitalfields. The two last were not entered in the parcels' book, but I signed for the other 13. King told me the other two were "Privates" and Thomas Lockett paid me 1s. for carriage. I then took them to our depot. The following morning I called at Ely Place, and King said, "Those two cases have not arrived," that they were wrongly directed, and should have been sent to 20, Fort Street. I reported the change of address at our lock-up and was given a memo, demanding 1s. additional for carriage, which I took to Ely Place. I saw Ed
<lb/>ward Lockett and he paid me the shilling. King and Thomas Lockett were also there. They all heard what passed. I pre
<lb/>sented the form and asked for an extra shilling for two cases for King, Fort Street, Spitalfields.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I called at Ely Place twice a day. The cases were delivered at 11.15 a.m. There were other workmen about and everything was done openly before them. I asked King for the money for the carnage. King asked Thomas Lockett to lend him 1s. and Thomas Lockett gave it to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALKER</persName> </hi>, 20, Cressington Road, Stoke Newington, carman to Pickford and Co. On April 26 I received two cases at City Road Basin directed to George King, 24, Fort Street, Spitalfields, took them to that address, found it was a public-house, and the name of King not known. I then returned the cases to City Road Basin.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-95" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BARTRAM</persName> </hi>, superintendent at Pickford's, City Road Basin. On April 27, finding the cases were wrongly directed, I telephoned to Nicole Fre✗res and afterwards saw Mr. Tewson, the manager and receiver, with King. The cases were then handed to the police.</p>
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<persName id="t19060521-name-96" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-96" type="given" value="ROLAND STUART"/>ROLAND STUART TEWSON</persName> </hi>, 36, Walbrook, chartered accountant, manager and receiver of Nicole Freres, Limited, in liquidation. The two Locketts and King are in my employ as packers, Ed
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<p>Lockett being also housekeeper, living on the premises. On April 27, having received a telephone message from Pick
<lb/>ford's, I called up the two Locketts and King and asked them if they knew anything about the two boxes which I had heard from Pickford's had been sent from Ely Place addressed to King, of 24, Fort Street. They denied all knowledge of the matter. I asked King his address. He told me it was Weaver Street, Spitalfields. King denied all knowledge of Fort Street and said his name was not G. King, but E. J. King. King and myself then went to Pickford's. We saw Mr. Bartram, the superintendent, who showed us the boxes labelled. King denied the labels were his writing. The boxes were then opened and found to be full of records. King was then taken to the police-station and detained. I then returned to Ely Place and saw Ed
<lb/>ward Lockett, who again denied all knowledge of the matter. The next day, April 27, the two Locketts came to my office and said they had had a hand in sending off the two cases, but that' the records had been given them by Bracey at the factory. Edward Lockett said he had given them to King and that he had written the two labels. My firm are the selling company for the Nicole Record Company, the manufacturing company exclusively of these records.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by King. You did say at Pickford's you knew the cases were going to your place, but that you did not see the contents of them and that Thomas Lockett knew nothing about them and only paid 1s. because his brother was ill in bed—or something to that effect.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Wildey Wright. The two Locketts have been employed by the company six or seven years and have both borne an exemplary character. Large quantities of goods have passed through their hands. Edward Lockett had been promoted to be housekeeper. Since my appointment on March 23 I have been at Ely Place every day and am there nearly all the time. These are the only things I can prove to be short in the stock.</p>
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<persName id="t19060521-name-97" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-97" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BASDEN</persName> </hi>, chief clerk to Mr. Ferguson Davie, char
<lb/>tered accountant, and receiver on behalf of the bondholders of the Nicole Record Company, 147, Great Saffron Hill. The records contained in the two boxes are the property of the Nicole Record Company. They are worth when perfect 3s. 6d. each retail. The imperfect ones are sold at 1s. each, or are sent back to the works to be refaced or recoated, or, if useless, are destroyed. Bracey is night watchman at Great Saffron Hill. He is not, the caretaker, but he has access at night time all over the building. There are 200 records in the two cases. I have examined about two dozen, and half of those could be recoated, the others would be destroyed, [It was arranged that the witness should (with Charles Aberdean on</p>
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<p>behalf of the prisoners) examine the records throughout. After an interval witness was recalled and stated as follows]: There are about 200 records. Twenty-one are fit for sale as perfect. The others are mostly perfect on one side and could be recoated on the other.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I go to the works every day. I understand about the raw material of records. It is a mixture of celluloid and other matters, and is expensive. All except 20 or 21 of these records would have been thrown out at faulty—not rubbish. 1s. 7d. is the wholesale price of the perfect records. A great many were sold to Messrs. Gamage at 3d. each or less, some as low as 1d.; 3/4 d. was the lowest.</p>
<p>Re-examined. 60,000 or 70,000 records were sold to Gamage. They cleared out the whole stock at the beginning of April, three weeks after the firm stopped.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-98" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN THISTLE</persName> </hi>, police-sergeant, E Division. On April 27 I saw King at Shepherdess Walk, and took him into custody for stealing two cases containing gramophone records. He said, "All right, sir. Others are implicated in this. I knew the cases were going to my house, but I did not know what they contained until I saw one opened. The carman will tell you who the others are." On April 28 I saw the prisoner Bracey at one p.m. at the Record works. I told him who I was, and that George King, Edward Lockett, and Thomas Lookett were in custody on a charge of stealing two cases containing 200 gramophone records. I said, "Edward Lockett says they were given to him by you." He said, "Nothing of the sort. If he says that it is false." When at the station, in the presence of the two Locketts, I said to Edward Lockett, "This man denies it." Bracey then said, "I did give him some records, at he called on me several times in the evening, and asked me to get him some, as he knew where he could sell them, but I have not received any money for them." All the four prisoners were charged at Gray's Inn Road police-station and made no reply.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When I spoke to Bracey on the first occa
<lb/>sion I had not the intention of taking him into custody. I went to see Bracey to bring him up as a witness against Lockett.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-99" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JOCELYN</persName> </hi>, police-constable, E Division. On April 27, at 10 p.m., I went with Mr. Tewson to Ely Place and saw Edward Lockett. I told him we were police officers making some in
<lb/>quiries about some gramophone records which were at Gray's Inn Road police-station, and that George King was detained for stealing them. He said, "I do not know anything about them. I would not do such a thing in my position." At 10 a.m. the next day I went again with Sergeant Bissell, and in the presence of Mr. Tewson the two Locketts were sent for.</p>
<p>Edward Lockett said, "I admit I had them. The watchman at the warehouse in Great Saffron Hill gave them out to me. I</p>
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<p>brought them round here a fortnight ago. King told me to send them to his place, and I addressed them and sent them off." Thomas Lockett said, "I paid for them on the first occa
<lb/>sion. They are old ones." They were taken to Gray's Inn Road Police Station and charged.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Wildey Wright. I had not the inten
<lb/>tion of arresting Edward Lockett until he made the statement. I asked him what he knew about them. Thomas Lockett did not say "I paid 1s. for them to be sent," but, "I paid for them on the first occasion." If it is on my deposition at the police court, "I paid 1s. for them to be sent," I do not think I said that.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-100" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KING</persName> </hi> (prisoner on oath). I knew nothing about the records being stolen. They were simply given to me as no use whatever, nine or ten days after being taken from the factory. I never saw them until I saw them at Pickford's. Edward Lockett said he had a few records, and, being under discharge, the company being in liquidation, he did not know where to keep them. I said, "If they are no good to you, send them on to my place." I gave him the address, and he put it down wrong. I did not hand Pickford the cases; it was Thomas Lockett.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have packed thousands of records, and I know my employers did a very large business in them. Edward Lockett said he had a few old records given to him, but they were of no use. He said, "I do not know when I shall get my discharge, they are very suspicious here, I do not know what to do with them." I said, "Send them on to my place, they won't eat anything." They are completely worthless, they are no good to me. It was done in the impulse of the moment. I did not intend to use them; I had no gramophone. Thomas Lockett paid the first 1s. because his brother was ill. Edward Lockett paid 1s. the second time. It was entirely on his own behalf. I do not recollect whether I told the carman they were two "privates." When I told Mr. Tewson I knew absolutely nothing about them, it was true in one sense and not true in another sense. I denied all knowledge of the matter. I admit I denied it. I denied all knowledge of Port Street. When the policeman asked me about it I said, "All right." He said, "Who is the other chap?" I said, "I am not going to impli
<lb/>cate anybody. If you want to know ask the carman." I admitted that I knew the boxes were going to my place to Mr. Tewson in the hearing of the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-101" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>EDWARD JAMES LOCKETT</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am married and have two children. I have never been in any trouble or had a charge made against me. Bracey one night stopped me and asked me if I wanted a few old records. I said, "Yes; I do not mind." I knew the firm were in the habit of burning</p>
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<p>old records. I thought they would amuse the children if I could save up some money and buy a machine. I had no idea I was doing wrong. I cannot say when Bracey first spoke to me about the records, it is so long ago. Bracey and I carried them round to Ely Place. I put them in the basement in par
<lb/>cels as I received them, and placed them in two boxes, where other workmen were constantly about, and they were removed about nine or ten days afterwards. There was no conceal
<lb/>ment. It was about 8.30 p.m. when I took them round. I did not take them upstairs because I wanted to go out. When they were being sent off I went round to King and said, "I have got some old records here; they were given me by a chap down in the factory. They are of no use to me, anybody can have them," and King told me to send them round to his house—"they would not eat anything." I had given up the idea of buying a gramophone because I could not afford it. I have never obtained or sought to obtain a farthing benefit from them. They were sent away two days alter I spoke to King. I was not there when they were sent away, as I was ill in bed and I paid the 1s. for them the next day, when I also paid the second 1s. on being asked for it by the carman. They were only sent away to get rid of the things. I did not want them, they were no good to me. I do not think I said to King that the firm were very suspicious. The firm were very suspicious all the time I worked for them. I told Mr. Tewson I did not know anything about them because I did not think what I was saying at the time. I was taken by surprise. The labels were in my writing. I put them on two days before the cases were sent off. I afterwards told Mr. Tewson they were given to me by the man at the factory, who told me they were given to him as old records. I told Mr. Tewson I wrote the labels. I am a packer and housekeeper. I should have known good records from bad had I seen them, but I never saw one of them until they were opened at Gray's Inn Road Police Station. Bracey did not say in my presence he had given me some old records, as I called on him several times in the evening and asked him to get some, as I knew where I could sell them. I never heard a word of that.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. At the station I only heard the words, "This man denies it." I knew Bracey as working in the firm before he became night watchman. When Mr. Tewson asked me first it did not run across my mind about those two cases. I did not say to P.C. Bissell, "I would not do such a thing in my position"—it is untrue. I had never had other records from Bracey.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRACEY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath): I understood these records to be of no value, because I know there are thousands</p>
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<p>of them burnt monthly. I asked Edward Lockett if he would like a few, and I did them up and gave them to him and helped him round with them to his place. He was outside the factory, and I brought them to him and helped him round with them to Ely Place. That is all I can tell you about them.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had never taken away useless records before, but I have broken them up and they have been burnt. I daresay if I had asked I would have been told I could have them. I did not ask. I removed them at night time after everybody had left the premises. The record handed to me, one side being bad, would be no good at all, it would be broken up. They were kept in a heap on the first floor. There were hundreds more of them there. I packed them in the cardboard boxes as easier to tie up, and removed them at night. When the police asked me I said it was false. I was not to know that King and the other fellow had anything to do with these records at all. I gave them to Edward Lockett. When the detective said he had come about two cases I did not know anything about the cases. I told Sergeant Bissell I had given Edward Lockett some records, I thought they were no good. It is untrue that I said he had called on me several times and asked me to get him some, but I had not received any money for them yet. I said nothing of the sort. I have known Edward Lockett five or six months from working round there on day work. I was only night watchman three weeks. I gave them to him as I would to a man who was almost a stranger, because I knew they would have to be burnt—they were no good.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-103" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LOCKETT</persName> </hi> (prisoner on oath). I knew nothing what ever about these records. I first heard of them when they were being sent by Pickford's. The carter and King carried the two cases up with 13 others. Pickford came downstairs and asked King what the two were. He said they were two privates. Pickford said they would be 1s. King said, "I have not got 1s. Have you got 1s. on you?" So I paid the 1s. for King because he asked me for it. I did not think there was anything wrong. Mr. Tewson asked me how many cases I had sent off. I told him 13—12 for Evans, of Barking, and one for Harrod's. He said Pickford's had got two cases, but I did not attach much importance to it at the time. On Saturday morning Mr. Tewson asked me, and I said, "All I know about this is I handed Pick
<lb/>ford 1s."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am a packer. It is not my duty to send the package by the carrier as a rule. I entered the 13 in the parcels' book for the carman to sign. It did not occur to me what the other two were. I did not see the address. I did not hear King say they were two privates. King asked me for the shilling. I know Bracey by sight and have spoken to him.</p>
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<p>I was not on the premises when the records were brought round. I saw the two cases lying in the basement two days before they were removed. I have no idea when they were packed. Look
<lb/>ing at the labels, they are the firm's label with the name cut off, which is at the side. I told P.C. Jocelyn I did not know anything about it—I only paid 1s. for the cartage.</p>
<p>Re-examined. When I paid the shilling for the cartage my brother Edward was upstairs in bed ill.</p>
<p>Verdict: King, Edward Lockett, and William Bracey,
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<p>King pleaded guilty to a conviction for felony on August 19, 1902, at Mansion House. Two months' hard labour. Convic
<lb/>tions proved: Two months, North London Sessions; nine months, North London Sessions; 14 months for robbery with, violence in the name of John Davis; nine months, North Lon
<lb/>don Sessions, on August 25, 1898; three months, January. 1899, for larceny; three months for stealing a watch, in the name of John King; eleven previous convictions in all.</p>
<p>Sentence: King,
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<p>Mr. Bodkin prosecuted.</p>
<p>Wells was a stevedore, or lighterman, and at midday on April 21 left the boots in the cabin of his barge, and at six o'clock found the door of his cabin had been forced and the boots had disappeared. Information being given to the police, the same evening Sergeant Marshall found the prisoner in a public-house with the boots in his possession and endeavoured to arrest him, but, after a struggle, prisoner escaped. Marshall was in
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<p>Mr. J. F. Vesey FitzGerald prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-113" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MARLOW</persName> </hi>, silversmith, employed by Albert Walter King, 8, St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell. On the afternoon of Saturday, April 21, I locked the premises securely with Mr. King, the doors of the shop and also the front doors of the building. On the Monday morning when Mr. King came the workshop was found wide open; there were some jemmy marks on the door, and the padlocks had been forced off and put on the counter of the office. The property in question had been left on the shelves as stuff ready to be mounted the following week. Looking round the shop, I saw all the contents of the shelves and benches scattered about on the floor. The stolen property included: Three dozen silver bands, one and a half dozen square amber mouthpieces, one vulcanite mouthpiece, bent; three dozen square amber mouthpieces and eight vul
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<p>To the Court. We are known as silversmiths, and I identify the goods by the marks on the bands.</p>
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<lb/>tion to two windows being open. In consequence of what be said I went into the playground to close these windows, and when I entered the playground from the back entrance I saw a short man. I said, "What are you doing here?" I then turned round and saw another man. I was able to see them well owing to the reflection of the incandescent burners in Eagle Place. I recognise Dace as the man I saw in the play-ground. I turned round to go to the house for assistance and do not remember anything after that. The next thing I remem
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<p>To Prisoner Dace. I did not identify the tall man first. I was certain of you, and said to the police inspector, "That is one." I did not recognise you through having seen you in Farringdon Road with a barrow. Previous to April 21 I had never seen you in my life.</p>
<p>To Prisoner Harvey. I did not recognise you as the second man.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-115" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR FLETCHER</persName> </hi>, Police-constable, 158 G Division. On the evening of April 21 I was called to the school playground in Albion Place. I saw Buck lying on the ground bleeding from a wound on the head, and I sent another policeman for the ambulance.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-116" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BONNER</persName> </hi>, Police-constable, 154, G Division. I found the instrument produced lying in the playground of the Albion Place School, about 5 ft. from where Buck was lying.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-117" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CUNNINGHAM</persName> </hi>, Police-sergeant, G Division. On the morning of April 23 I examined the premises No. 8, St. John's Lane, and found that access had been gained to them by climb
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<p>(Evidence for the Defence.)</p>
<p>In support of the statement that Harvey had received the pipes from "Ginger," "Ginger," otherwise George Alden, was called, but denied that he had given them to Harvey.</p>
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<p>It appeared that Mrs. Schuhkraft formerly carried on busi
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<p>Mr. Hutton, on behalf of the prisoner, did not oppose the application, and stated that prisoner's brother who was now in Moscow was willing to make arrangements on his return for sending prisoner to Canada.</p>
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<p>It appeared that the premises were entered during the night by prisoner climbing a stack pipe, and property to the value of £50 was taken. Prisoner was arrested at Portsmouth, but only one cigarette case was found upon him.</p>
<p>Judge Rentoul said that if there were restitution of the pro
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<p>Prisoner had been in the employ of Mr. Murray Harris, a builder, on salary and commission, and having received a cheque for £10 from one customer he got it cashed by another customer by forging the endorsement.</p>
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<p>(Before Mr. Justice Button.)</p>
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<p>Mr. G. H. B. Kenrick prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-138" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA HAMMERSLEY</persName> </hi>, 21, Coral Street, Lambeth. I am a single woman living in my mother's house. Prisoner lodged in the same house, and we were keeping company. On the evening of May 7 I went with him to the Radical Club concert. I left him there and went out alone, and was away just under half an hour. After a bit I went out again, and when I re
<lb/>tarned prisoner struck me, and said something to the effect that I had been out with another fellow. He said, "You are out and so is he." I left the club on each occasion to go out with a lady friend of mine, and I told him so. Upon that he struck me in the chest with his fist, and I fell to the ground. I got up and smacked his face. After that we went home to
<lb/>gether. He tried to insist on my going back to the club, but I would not, and we walked back together to the house in Coral Street. I went straight into the back-yard and he went into our front room. It was then a little after 11 o'clock. About a minute afterwards he came out to me in the yard, and, without saying a word, he put one arm round my. neck and drew something across my throat with the other. I immediately lost consciousness, and can tell you nothing more. I only felt a little pain. I recollect nothing more until I regained con
<lb/>sciousness at St. Thomas's Hospital.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. You found me in a public-house. A young lady friend of mine look me into the house, and we met two young fellows in there. They were both friends of ours. You did not see me come across the road dancing arm in arm with a fellow.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-139" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RILEY</persName> </hi>, police-constable 227 L. On the 7th of tint month, in consequence of something I was told, I went to 21, Coral Street and went into the back yard. I saw the prisoner Gaze standing with his arm round Hammersley's neck, who was leaning against the wall. She was bleeding from the throat. I noticed that there was blood on prisoner, but I did not notice that his throat was cut. While I was attending to the young woman prisoner said, "I am sorry I done it. I know I done</p>
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<p>it. I am sorry." I took the girl to St. Thomas's Hospital, and prisoner was taken there by another constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WARMAN</persName> </hi>, police-constable 15 L.R. On the night of the 7th I was on duty, when, in consequence of hearing a whistle, I ran to 21, Coral Street. I went into the back yard, and there saw the prisoner detained by two men, private individuals. The woman Hammersley was bleeding from large wounds in the throat. Prisoner's throat was also cut and he was bleeding. I took him to the hospital in a cab. On the way he made a sort of rambling statement, and asked, "Is she dead? Shall I see her again? It is all through another man I wish I was dead, too."</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-141" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MILLS</persName> </hi>, police-constable 392 L. On the night of the 7th. hearing a whistle, I went to 21, Coral Street, and into the back yard. Prisoner had been taken to the hospital. There was a table in the yard, on which I found a razor case (pro
<lb/>duced). I also found the handle of a razor on the ground, the blade having apparently been broken away from it. A man named Anderson handed me a bloodstained razor blade which he picked up in the yard. The blood on it was still wet. I noticed two large pools of blood in the yard.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-142" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ANDERSON</persName> </hi>, painter, 5, Thomas Place, Lambeth. The house I live in is at the end of the back yard at the rear of 21, Coral Street. On the night of the 7th, when I was in bed, I heard screams. I went to the corner of the street, and afterwards into the yard at the back of 21, Coral Street. I found prisoner and Louisa Hammersley lying together on the ground. He was trying to staunch the blood from the wound he had made in her throat, and he was also kissing her. I sent for the police. After the police came he staggered to his feet, and said, "Charlie, I have done it; lock me up; it is jealousy." After they had been taken to the hospital I picked up the razor blade (produced).</p>
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<lb/>pital. I examined the wounds in Miss Hammersley's throat. There were three distinct cuts, the largest and deepest being on the right side 3 in. to 4 in. long. The muscles of the throat on that side were severed. The windpipe was cut but not pene
<lb/>trated. It was more of a scratch on the cartilage of the wind
<lb/>pipe, but the muscles were divided. Had the windpipe been penetrated the wound would have been much more serious, and she might have lost her life. The other cuts on the throat were 2 in. long and 1 in. On the first finger of the left hand there was a cut which needed a stitch, and I think there were one or two just slight cuts also on the left hand. She was de
<lb/>tained in hospital a little over a week. The wounds were of a kind that might have been inflicted by a razor. Prisoner had quite a superficial wound on the left side of the throat which was not bleeding at the time of admission.</p>
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<p>To the Court. With a sharp razor the principal wound on Hammersley's throat could have been inflicted without the exercise of much force, as it was only through the soft tissues. The muscles are comparatively soft.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">INSPECTOR KNELL</hi>, L Division. On prisoner being charged at the Kennington Road Station he made no reply. The only statement he made before the magistrate was, "I have nothing to say."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PRISONER</hi> (not on oath). On the night of the 7th I didn't know what I was doing I was in such a temper when I got home. That is all I have to say; I cannot remember any
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<p>Mr. Eric Hoffgaard prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-146" type="given" value="LUCIEN"/>LUCIEN GAILLARD</persName> </hi>, 30, Graf ton Square, private secretary. I have known prisoner ever since I have been in England, about two and a half years, and we have lived in the same house continuously all that time. On April 30, as I was going out at half-past eight in the evening, I met prisoner a few doors from the house. He said to me, "I hear you have spoken to that girl about my sister." I didn't answer and pushed him aside, and then he rushed in front of me and threw acid in my face, saying, "Curse you." I went back to the house, and a doctor was sent for. At the moment when the acid was thrown on me I didn't feel any pain, but a few minutes alter I felt the burning very badly. I identify the articles of cloth
<lb/>ing produced as those which I was wearing on the occasion. They are all burned by the acid the articles of clothing were examined by the jury). I know the prisoner's handwriting, and on the following day I received this letter from him: "Lucien,—When you receive this I shall have given myself in charge. I do not know the extent of the injuries I may have inflicted on you, but rest assured that if they are not what I expect, what
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<p>yourself scarce. Should they not be successful I will, on my release, finish it; for what you have done I will never forgive. To read the letters you have received to other fellows from my sister and to talk to other girls about her is only the behaviour of a cad and a sneak, so beware! That unless you leave the country I will see that satisfaction is given. I do not ask clemency from you, as on my part I shall give none. If it is for years to come I will be revenged on you and yours.—
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<p>To Prisoner. On different occasions I have made your sister the subject of conversation with a friend of mine, and read her letters to him, but only with that one friend.</p>
<p>To the Court. Prisoner used to quarrel about his sister with me. I have spoken to the girl I am in the habit of taking out about prisoner's sister, but only just as I might talk of anyone else. I should like to add that when this thing happened I hadn't seen his sister for 18 months, but since then I have seen her last Saturday and last Monday.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I have recently heard from the prisoner's sister expressing regret at the accident.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-147" type="given" value="LEOPOLD"/>LEOPOLD CASPAR</persName> </hi>, 30, Grafton Square, waiter. I remember that on the evening of April 30, after Gaillard had gone out, he came back pale and full of pain and ill. I could see that his neck was injured, and later on I went out to fetch a doctor. I afterwards found the small jar produced in the square.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-148" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR TORIN</persName> </hi>. Divisional surgeon, Clapham. I saw prose
<lb/>cutor on Tuesday, May 1, at about five minutes past 12 a.m. He was suffering from burns in his face and neck. There were burns on the tip of the nose, the upper lip, chin, mouth, and left cheek. Those were all small burns, the largest burn was on the left side of the neck corresponding to the big burn in the collar of the coat. It would be about 1 1/2 inch in width and about 3 1/2 inch in length, and was of irregular shape. Judging from the nature of the burns, they were caused by sulphuric acid. The jar produced smelt of sulphuric acid.</p>
<p>To the Court. Sulphuric acid is a very strong corrosive, almost as bad as nitric acid.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-149" type="given" value="ELIAS HAMILTON"/>ELIAS HAMILTON HARRY</persName> </hi>, chemist, 57, Old Town, Clapham. I have known prisoner as a customer about two or three years. In the first week in April I supplied him with a small bottle of sulphuric acid, and again four or five days afterwards. As nearly as I can remember that would be about 14 days before the occurrence. He gave no reason for requiring it. He would have about 1 oz. on each occasion. The jar produced would hold about 1 1/2 oz.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DETECTIVE-SERGEANT GOGGIN</hi>, W Division. About ten minutes past one in the early morning of May 1 I saw prisoner at Bow Street Police Station and said to him, "I am a police officer.</p>
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<p>and am going to convey you to Clapham Police Station, but before doing so I wish to caution you. You will be charged with throwing a corrosive fluid, viz.: sulphuric acid, on to the face of Lucien Gaillard at Grafton Square, Clapham, about 8.30 p.m. last evening." He replied, "Yes." I then conveyed him in a cab to Clapham Police Station. When afterwards charged he made no reply. The clothing produced was handed to me at 30, Grafton Square, by the landlady of the house in the presence of prosecutor. I also received the jar.</p>
<p>Prisoner, when called on for his defence, handed in a written statement stating that it was now about 2 1/2 yean since he became acquainted with the prosecutor, who at that time had just arrived in England, and was consequently unable to speak a word of English. His brother consequently arranged that pro
<lb/>secutor should live with prisoner during his absence. Prose
<lb/>cutor had an allowance of £1 a week for one year. At the end of that time should he have been unsuccessful in finding business he was to return to Spain or look out for himself. During that one year they were the beet of friends, and were like brothers. He studied English and shorthand, and had a type machine brought to the house. At the end of that time prisoner was about to invest in a boarding-house, and he sug
<lb/>gested to prisoner that if he cared to invest £10 he could, in
<lb/>stead of going back to Spain, remain at prisoner's house with
<lb/>out further payment until he was settled in business. Prisoner being a single man and having three sisters at home, arranged with one of them to be his housekeeper. He asked prosecutor to make no advances towards his sister, and prosecutor gave his word that he would not, but one day something came to prisoner's notice, and prosecutor, on being questioned, admitted that he had fallen in love with his sister. Prisoner finally de
<lb/>cided to send his sister away, and had to get others to attend to the house. At the end of three months prosecutor found something to do. Prisoner found that prosecutor and hit sister were writing to each other, and he objected to that be
<lb/>cause prosecutor had so often given expression to his disbelief in marriage. Prisoner pointed out to him how wrong it was to fill her head with ideas which could never lead to anything, but prosecutor, knowing that his sister had formed a true affection for him, no longer cared, but went on writing to her, and the letters he received he read to other fellows and to the girl he was in the habit of taking out. To give an idea of prosecutor's character, he had said to the girl he was taking out that he would live with her, but the first time she spoke of marriage he would leave her. On the day he was charged by prosecutor he was sent mad for the time being by what he heard prose
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<p>Mr. Justice Sutton agreed that there had been great provoca
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<p>Mr. R. B. Murphy prosecuted. Mr. Huntly Jenkins defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-152" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY GAY</persName> </hi>. I am single and live at 9, Clarence Mansions Gardens, Clarence Road, Hackney, and am headmistress at the Sigdon Road County Council School. I know prisoner through getting coals from his mother, and from time to time he has delivered coals at my flat, which is on the ground floor. Gene
<lb/>rally the coals had been delivered by him when I am not at home and they have been taken in by the woman who cleans the place. Until this incident I had had no dispute whatever with prisoner or with his mother. On the evening of May 7 I was in my flat in the evening, and as I was passing out of the kitchen I thought I heard a slight step outside the door. I paused expecting to hear a knock, but no knock or ring followed. It would have been impossible not to hear the bell if it had been rung. After waiting a minute or two I drew the curtain inside the door which opens into the lobby. I then saw a shadow outside, not in front of the door, but at the side. The door leads into a courtyard, and not directly into the street. The shadow was on the courtyard side on the right hand side of the glass door. I immediately opened the door and saw prisoner standing in the little square place at the side. Anyone standing there would not be seen from the outer door leading into the courtyard. The place where prisoner was standing was out of the direct line to my door, and the space is made by a gas cupboard, where the gas-meters are under the staircase going up the next flight. Apparently prisoner did not desire to be seen. When I spoke to him he remained stand
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<p>there and said, "Mother says, 'Are you sending up to-night?" I replied, "I will call one day in the week." That had reference to the coal hill. I do not think he had ever come before to get payment for the coal bill. He then said, "All right, miss." As he was moving away I said, "Did you knock or ring?" He replied, "I rang." I said, "I heard neither; my bell must be out of order." Remembering that the bell had rung previously in the day, I went to the outer door and tried it and it answered all right. On the evening of the 9th, some time after eight o'clock, I was in my flat with a Mr. Mallon, who is also a school teacher. A single knock came to the door. I went immediately to answer it, and when I opened it there was a masked figure standing outside with his arm up
<lb/>raised. A blow immediately descended on my head. Prisoner pushed me inside and shut the door and gave me a second blow, all as it seemed within a second of time. He said nothing be
<lb/>fore he struck me. I screamed out, and Mr. Mallon rushed out of the drawing-room to my help. He closed with prisoner and a struggle took place between them. Mr. Mallon whirled him round into the kitchen after what seemed a long time, though it was probably only a second or two and dragged the mask from prisoner's face and also took from him the bolt with which he had struck me. When the mask was taken off I immediately recognised prisoner and said, "That is the man who brings my coals." Prisoner said, "Miss Gay knows me, I deserve five years for this." He appeared to be perfectly sober and seemed to be knowing what he was doing and asked for a glass of water after I had called the police. After the doctor had attended me I went to the station. I was wearing the hair-pad produced, and I think the second blow came down on that and that its force was broken in that way. I suffered pain from the blow and the doctor kept me in bed for six days. My nerves are fearfully shaken, and I am still under medical treatment. It was a great and terrible shock to me. The wound bled con
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<p>Cross-examined. I once objected to prisoner leaving coals cut in the lobby, and he said, "All right, miss, I won't leave them there again." He was always very civil, and when he has left coal when I have been alone in the flat I have had nothing to complain of. I have been dealing with Blanchett's for coals for nine months or a year, and he has brought them when I have been alone perhaps seven or eight times. I have no ani
<lb/>mosity against him, and, as far as I can tell from anything that has taken place between me and him previously this assault is quits motiveless. The first blow was the hard blow. It did not render me unconscious. If I did not say at the police court that prisoner said, "I deserve five years for this" I probably did not recollect it. It slipped my memory at the time. With</p>
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<p>regard to his being there two or three days before, I do not accept the suggestion that there was nothing unusual about it; there was neither knock nor ring. I did owe the coal bill, but I have no recollection of him having come to ask me to pay before. I am certain he has never called and said he would like some money. When he said, "Mother says, 'Are you sending up to-night?'" I was certain he referred to the coal bill as he could not possibly have been referring to anything else. As there was a coal bill owing that was the natural conclusion to come to. The bell of the flat is an electric bell. and when I pushed it in the ordinary way it rang. After I had been assaulted prisoner's manner was calm and collected. He did not seem upset at all. He gave no explanation whatever, and I agree that under the circumstances his conduct was most extraordinary.</p>
<p>To the Court. On the night when I saw him in the dark corner, two or three days before, he did not look as if he had any ill-will towards me.</p>
<p>Re-examined. Prisoner had not rung the bell on any pre
<lb/>vious occasion. He always knocked. At the hearing before the magistrate the prosecutor was represented neither by counsel nor solicitor, and whatever I did not say before the magistrate I am positive to-day that he said, "I deserve five years."</p>
<p>(Thursday, May 24.)</p>
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<p>sort. He subsequently asked for a glass of water. There was nothing in his manner to induce me to suspect he was strange in his head or anything of that sort. I was there when the constable came, and went to the station with him and prisoner. Miss Gay stayed behind to have her head bandaged, and then came on and charged him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I mentioned what prisoner said about de
<lb/>serving five years on the second occasion at the police court. Probably I did not recollect it on the first occasion. I attach importance to the statement. Prisoner looked hot after the struggle, but did not appear to be agitated at all. The cloth was fixed round the bolt, but I could not tell in what way.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I was examined at the police court on May 10, and again on May 17. It was on the second occasion that I said prisoner said, "I deserve five years for this." I am quite clear in my own mind that he did say it. I did not make the statement at the police station on the first occasion, but recol
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-154" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DIVALL</persName> </hi>, police inspector, J Division. About half-past eight on the night of the 9th prisoner was brought to the police station. I then went myself to 9, Clarence Mansions, Miss Gay's flat. She was then being attended by Dr. Oliver. That was about twenty minutes after the occurrence, and Miss Gay was still bleeding profusely. I examined the premises. The glass door was completely smashed, and I understood it was smashed by Mr. Mallon in the struggle. I found the mask on the floor of the passage, and took it to the station, and put it down beside the bolt. Prisoner looked at the mask and the bolt, and said. "There was no one with me." Pointing to the mask he said, "That is mine; I have used it to polish buttons, and made it as it is." The material of the mask corresponds with the apron in which the bolt was wrapped up. Prisoner seemed to understand what he was saying, and stood by while I investigated the case. I charged him with attempted murder after I had heard the evidence; he made no reply. He was searched, and 2d. was found on hint.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I first saw prisoner when he was being brought to the station. He seemed quite calm and collected, but he was rubbing his brow as though he had been sweating. The statement that there was no one with him was quite a voluntary statement. The statement that he had used the cloth for polishing buttons was also voluntary. He made no attempt to escape and was not violent at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-155" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER TAYLOR</persName> </hi>, police-constable, 530 J. On the night of May 9, about half-past eight, I was on duty at Hackney Station, and. in consequence of information, went to Clarence Gardens. Miss Gay was in the passage bleeding, and Mr. Mallon was there too Mr. Mallon had the bolt in his hand wrapped in a</p>
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<p>cloth. Prisoner was standing in the doorway of the kitchen. Miss Gay said, "This man came to my door with one knock, and as soon as I opened the door to him he hit me on the head with that instrument," pointing to the iron bolt. Prisoner said, "I don't know what made me do it, I do not remember doing it, I do not remember anything until he (Mallon) hit me on the jaw." There was slight redness on the left side of his jaw. I took him to Hackney Police Station. He went perfectly quiet and appeared to be quite sober. He understood what he was saying and knew me as soon as he saw me. I have known him for years as working for his father, but he has no occupation of his own by which he makes money.</p>
<p>Mr. Mallon, recalled. I broke the window purposely to make a noise. As I rushed at prisoner I shoved my elbow through the glass to attract attention. I have not the least idea whether it took any force to get the hammer away from prisoner. The glass of the window is figured glass.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-156" type="given" value="ARTHUR CARDELL"/>ARTHUR CARDELL OLIVER</persName> </hi>, surgeon, 48, Pembury Road. When I arrived at Miss Gay's flat she was reclining on the couch and bleeding profusely from the left side of the head, and there seemed to be a lot of clotted blood about and blood was running on to the shoulder of her blouse. The blow was in the fore part of the parietal bone. I could not see where the wound was until I removed the hair. The wound was about 1 1/4 in. long and went down to the bone. In depth it would probably be less than 1/8 in. Either the blow could not have been struck with, great severity or there must have been something to break its force. I think the end of the bolt without the nut must have been used. The skull would have been fractured unless the force used was very slight. A wound in that part of the head is always dangerous. I kept her in bed for a week; she is now suffering from sleeplessness and her nerves are still very much upset. She has not gone back to her work and is still under my attendance. There was a good deal of damage done to the tissues surrounding the wound. I saw no trace of a second blow, which may have fallen on the pad or have been in the same place, but that is, of course, very improbable. The pad would have broken the blow con
<p>Cross-examined. The nerve shock might be caused to a great extent by the fact of this man going round there with this mask on. and as the result of the struggle and the sight of blood. As far as the effect of the wound is concerned. Miss Gay is pretty well recovered. I put on a temporary gauze dress
<lb/>ing to stop the bleeding. I think the wound may have been caused by the bar of the bolt and not by the nut, because it ran down obliquely, and probably if the nut end had been used the wound would have been longitudinal. It was not a clean cut, the sides of the wound were damaged very much—pulped. The</p>
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<p>thickness of the scalp at that point is probably less than 1-3 in. For a scalp wound it was a deep wound. The bone itself was not actually damaged.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-157" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY TURTLE</persName> </hi>, divisional surgeon, 11, Gascoyne Road, South Hackney. I was at the station when Miss Gay came in. having been summoned by telephone. I removed the temporary dressing and examined the wound, which was at the junction of the parietal bone and the frontal bone on the left side. The outer portions of the wound were blacked and pulped, and that, in my opinion, indicated that considerable force had been used. The depth of the wound was the thickness of the scalp, and I consider it dangerous. I did not have to stitch it as it was a contused wound. I put on a permanent dressing. [Witness then indicated how the bolt was wrapped in the cloth and ex
<lb/>pressed the opinion that the injury was inflicted by the end with the nut.] I examined the prisoner when he was brought to the station. He was sober. He was not excited, but absolutely cool and collected. He answered me quietly and collectedly.</p>
<p>To the Court. Prisoner did not volunteer any sort of explana
<p>Cross-examined. I should expect a person hit on the head with considerable force to become unconscious, or, at any rate, dizzy and faint. Miss Gay was neither. What I attach import
<lb/>ance to is the pulping of the scalp. An ordinary blow on the scalp would cause a considerable amount of swelling and bruis
<p>Re-examined. I have been divisional surgeon for 15 years and have examined a large number of wounds in that period. As to Miss Gay's physical constitution and bodily strength she seemed in very good health. In medical experience the unex
<lb/>pected often happens. I saw her approximately about an hour after the occurrence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">TAYLOR</hi> was recalled as to receiving the bolt from Mr. Mallon and the way in which it was wrapped up.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-158" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-158" type="surname" value="GAY"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-158" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY GAY</persName> </hi>, recalled, stated that the padded hair partly covered the wound.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate was then read, at follows: "When I left my house it was about ten minutes past eight. I had just finished cleaning the tunic and walked down Clarence Road on my way to the drill. Instead of going down to the Drill Hall as I had thought, I got outside by the 'Prince' and a dizzy sensation came over my head, like a heavy weight on my forehead. My eyes seemed to be on fire. I heard a loud explosion in both my ears and didn't know any more until I was up at the Gardens. I was brought to my senses by a blow on the jaw, and I believe the witness tried to choke me, as I felt it afterwards. I remember asking for a drop of water, and that is all I know till I went to the station;"</p>
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<p>Mr. Murphy said as no witnesses were to be called for the defence he thought he was entitled to assume that the defence would be based on the prisoner's statement that he did not know what he was doing, and he thought he should anticipate that by calling Dr. Scott to rebut any such suggestion.</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Sutton; Yes, I think that is right.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SCOTT</hi>, medical officer, Brixton Prison. Prisoner was re
<lb/>ceived at Brixton Prison on May 10, the day after this occur
<lb/>rence. I have seen him frequently and had conversations with him with a view to ascertaining the state of his mind. I have also studied the depositions and the statements made by him, and I have had some information as to his family history. In my opinion, he is a 'man of weak mind, but capable of under
<lb/>standing what he is saying and doing. I have carefully con
<lb/>sidered his statement as to his condition and considered all the other facts and I think that it is improbable that he was in the unconscious state that he represents at the time of the assault. Such an unconscious state would be a form of insanity. He has probably been weak-minded all his life. I have had a long experience of the mental capacity of criminals, and where there is lapse of consciousness while a crime is being committed the case is generally epileptic in character. Instead of having the ordinary epileptic fits, such persons sometimes have attacks of insane fury and commit crimes. There is no similarity in this case to epileptic cases. I cannot get a history, for one thing, of his ever having had a similar attack in his life before. I am told he had fits in infancy, when he was six or seven years of age, but none since. He stated he had one two years ago when he was in camp, but from his description of it that may as well have been an attack of faintness from heat and extra exertion in camp. Epileptics, when seized with attacks of insane fury, do not usually show method, but attack the nearest person without my motive, and the fact that prisoner was wearing a mask and had a specially prepared weapon seems to me to militate very strongly against the possibility of this being such an attack. Prisoner has been carefully watched, and nothing at all to indi
<lb/>cate epilepsy has been observed.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Unless one sees the actual fit it is difficult to tell whether a person is epileptic or not. Although epileptics frequently attack the nearest person, there are instances of their laying deep plans, and where an epileptic has assaulted a person against whom he had a grudge, but I could not quote instances where elaborate preparations for crime were made as in this case. I am speaking not only of my own experience, but of what I have read. I think it probable that the mask may have been suggested to him by reading some sensational literature, which would, of course, affect a person of weak mind more than a per
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<p>of normal condition. Persons of weak mind are more open to suggestion.</p>
<p>Re-examined. In certain cases the violence of epileptics vents itself on people against whom they have a grudge—in asylums, for instance, upon attendants whom they do not like, but not with the amount of preparation there was in this case, which appears to show premeditation.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-32-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>The jury found prisoner guilty of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm, and recommended him to mercy on account of his weak intelligence.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Huntly Jenkins, as this was such a peculiar case, asked permission to recall Dr. Scott and to call prisoner's father before sentence was passed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SCOTT</hi>, recalled, said in answer to Mr. Huntly Jenkins that he thought a life in the open air, such as a farm life in Canada, would be beneficial to the prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t19060521-name-159" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-159" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BLANCHETT</persName> </hi>, prisoner's father. After expiry of such sentence as his lordship may think fit to pass I will undertake to have my son medically looked after by my own doctor, and after that I will be willing myself to take him out to Canada, where I have a son engaged in farming.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-32-19060521 t19060521-32-punishment-34"/>Twelve months' hard labour</rs>.</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Sutton said that, as representations had been made to this country objecting to criminal cases being sent to Canada he could not undertake to use his own influence in respect of this case, which he thought a very peculiar one.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>; Wednesday, May 23.</p>
<p>(Before the Common Serjeant.)</p>
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<lb/>sons seeking theatrical and music-hall engagements; obtaining money by false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060521-33-offence-1 t19060521-name-162"/>Bertram Parker</persName> and others, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Charles Matthews, Mr. Arthur Gill, and Mr. Arnold Ward prosecuted; Mr. Doherty defended.</p>
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<persName id="t19060521-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060521-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-163" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM STEVENS</persName> </hi>, clerk and housekeeper, Chancery Lane Safe Deposit Company. I produce agreement to let an office on first floor, 61 and 62, Chancery Lane, to prisoner on August 8, 1905, at £35 a year. He remained in pos
<lb/>session till October, when he signed another agreement with Louise Jane Milner for an office in 63 and 64, Chancery Lane, at £45 a year. Rent for the March, 1906, quarter was not paid, a distraint was put in, which has not been realised. The name</p>
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<p>put up on 61 and 62 was the Northern Dramatic Touring Syn
<lb/>dicate, Limited, and the same name was at first put up on 63 and 64. Later, about six weeks before the arrest, it was altered to the International Theatrical Syndicate. Southampton Build
<lb/>ings is the street at the back of those offices and 7 and 8, Southampton Buildings, is the back entrance to 63 and 64, Chancery Lane.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The distraint was levied when prisoner was at Brixton Prison.</p>
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<persName id="t19060521-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060521-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-164" type="surname" value="HAWKINS"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-164" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, 7, Northwood Road, Highgate, vocalist. In November last I saw advertisement in "Daily Telegraph" as follows: "Stage.—Ladies and gentlemen required imme
<lb/>diately, without experience, for small parts in new dramatic pro
<lb/>duction; also for touring companies. Good salary. Long tour.—By letter, with envelope for reply, Secretary, Northern Dramatic Touring Syndicate, Limited, 63 and 64, Chancery Lane. No agents." I wrote to the address, received a reply from prisoner on letter-paper produced, and saw prisoner towards the end of November. He asked me to read out of a book, and said he thought I would suit him for a play he was going to produce, and that I could have the part of Frederick in "The Jew." He gave me the book produced, told me I must learn the part Frederick, that the play would be produced "up north" in the middle of January, and that I should have a salary of £2 10s. a week. He then asked me for a premium of £3 3s. for the part, and for coaching for the part. He asked me if I had any experience, and I told him I had no experience on the theat
<lb/>rical stage. I called two days later on November 29, and paid £1 1s., for which he gave me receipt produced as follows: "Received of Mr. Charles Hawkins the sum of £1 1s. for 12 lessons in elocution on account of £3 3s.—W. C. Watson." On December 11, I paid the balance, £2 2s. I called at different time?, and recited my part to prisoner or to Miss Milner, the visit occupying about 10 or 15 minutes, but I had no lessons in elocution. Prisoner said I was going on all right, and that I should be required on January 15. On January 14 pri
<lb/>soner told me I was not perfect, and so of course I could not go. I continued to attend at the office until February 15 and repeat the part. I received no tuition. I had no engage
<lb/>ment from the prisoner, and have not received my money back. When I paid the money I believed he would get me an engage
<p>Cross-examined. I did not pay the money to get 12 lessons in elocution from the prisoner, although it says so on the receipt. I called at the office once or twice a week. I received no lessons. I was wasting my time. Once or twice Miss Milner may have corrected my words. Prisoner and Miss Milner may have been able to instruct me, but they did not do</p>
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<p>so. I went there to get an engagement. I was told the play was on tour up north, no place was mentioned, but the data of January 15 was mentioned.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The advertisement only had reference to a dra
<lb/>matic production for a person without experience. I received a reply on letter-paper produced with a long list of plays, and the general manager, touring manager, and secretary of the Northern Dramatic Touring Syndicate, Limited, mentioned on it. I understood the £3 3s. included both tuition and the part I was to take. I knew the part on January 14. I came to the conclusion I was wasting my time and left it.</p>
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<persName id="t19060521-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060521-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-165" type="surname" value="PARKER"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-165" type="given" value="BERTRAM"/>BERTRAM PARKER</persName> </hi>, formerly of 52, Milman Street, Bedford Row, now of Fairfield Road, Edmonton. In January, 1906, I was a draper's assistant. On January 11 I saw advertisement produced under the head of Situations Vacant in the "Daily Telegraph." I replied to it, received a reply on printed paper produced, and on January 15 called at 63 and 64, Chancery Lane, and saw prisoner. He said he was manager of the Nor
<lb/>thern Dramatic Touring Company, and asked me what expe
<lb/>rience I had. I told him very small, but that I had been on the stage as an amateur in "Julius Caesar," "King John," and "The Merchant of Venice." Prisoner said he had a part which would suit me in "The Jew," of Frederick, that the play was on tour for 18 months, and had had a previous tour of three years, and that it would probably run for another year, and that the play belonged to the Northern Dramatic Touring Syn
<lb/>dicate. He said they had about 20 companies on the road; were playing the "Royal Divorce" at a London suburban theatre, and that "East Lynne" was being performed by another of their companies. He said if one tour finished he could put me on another company in the same firm, and that I should have £2 or £2 2s. a week. I consented to accept the pert of Frederick. He said I should have to pay £2 2s. for coaching in the part, that I had not a strong enough voice for the stage, and that I required tuition. I paid the £2 2s., and attended at the office until about February 19, and prisoner told me to be ready on the following Thursday, February 22, to receive a contract for the part of Frederick in "The Jew," and receive final instructions. On February 22 prisoner told me he was producing and running on the London halls a sketch by himself called "Diamond Cut Diamond," and that it was going to start in two or three weeks at the Holborn Empire, and in addition to that he had arranged with Mr. Stoll, the manager of Moss's Empires, who had booked it up for touring the sketch on a tour of 54 weeks' duration. Prisoner said I should get 10s. a week more, and have a much better part, but that I should have to pay £5 5s. towards dresses and scenery. Prisoner said the scenery was being painted at a cost to himself of £60 to £80,</p>
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<p>the dresses being found by the manager. I accepted the offer, and on February 26 paid prisoner the £5 5s. on the following receipt; "Received from Mr. Parker the sum of £5 5s. for training and the part of Trap in 'Diamond Cut Diamond, to be produced in London. The salary when booked up to be £2 10s. to £3 3s. per week; all costumes to be found by the companys manager.—W. C. Watson." Prisoner asked me to go to Dicks s, in the Strand, with a letter, where I received for 6d. six books in an envelope, with which I returned to the prisoner. He gave me one of the books as produced after tearing the out
<lb/>side cover off. It was a printed copy of "Diamond Cut Dia
<lb/>mond," by W. H. Murray, originally produced at the Adelphi Theatre in 1838. I learnt the part of Trap, and went to the office for a month repeating the part to prisoner and Miss Milner'. About the end of March I saw Mr. Blackburn in the presence of prisoner. Blackburn said he had a part in "The Octoroon" that would suit me, that "The Octoroon" belonged to him, and that he was running it for the International Theat
<lb/>rical Syndicate, and that the part of Pete would suit me. Pri
<lb/>soner said he had other people learning the part of Trap, and that I could take the part of Pete in "The Octoroon" better. I was given a print of "The Octoroon," learnt the part, repeated it to Blackburn, and he said I had got on very well with it. Prisoner asked me for £5 for the part of Pete. I said I would not pay it, and asked for my money back, the £5 5s. that I had paid for the part of Trap, and said that I wanted to leave the Agency altogether. Prisoner said that as far as business was concerned between me and him it was all over, that he was just clearing up the Northern Dramatic Syndicate, and expected to be leaving the country in a fortnight's time. I had seen a letter from the brother of the leading lady in "Diamond Cut Diamond," stating that the brother would not let her go on the stage, and if prisoner would return £15 of the £20 she had paid he could retain the £5; and I asked him what he was going to do about the leading lady's money. He said he could do nothing in the matter. Prisoner told me all the people engaged for "The Octoroon" were paying £5 5s. or some such sum, and that some of them were 30 or 40 years old, and had had 10 or 20 years' stage experience. When he asked me for £5 5s. for "The Octoroon" I asked him if I could go back to the part of Pete. He said, "No, that would mean throwing another man out." I again saw prisoner, and told him if he would pay my £5 5s. back I would forfeit the first £2 2s. He said. "Is that all you want?" I said, "Yes." He opened the door for me to go, and I went. I never got any engagement. The name on the door was changed to the Inter
<lb/>national Theatrical Syndicate towards the end of March. Pri
<lb/>soner told me Blackburn was acting manager. On April 13 I made a statement to the police.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I most decidedly did not part with my £2 2s. for lessons in elocution but for the part of Frederick. I have had no elocution lessons. Prisoner said "The Jew" was on tour. Prisoner did not mention Mr. Ralph or the London Music Hall in reference to "Diamond Cut Diamond." I knew I could buy the book at Dicks's for 1d. I willingly accepted the part of Pete. Blackburn said the part of an old man would suit me better. Prisoner did not say "Diamond Cut Diamond" would be produced at St. Leonard's or the Hippodrome, New Brompton, or Kettering. I did not tell pri
<lb/>soner I was going to Scotland Yard. I was at the offices on the morning of the arrest.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM WALLACE"/>WILLIAM WALLACE KELLY</persName> </hi>, proprietor of Theatre Royal, Bir
<lb/>kenhead. I own the play named "The Royal Divorce" and have two companies playing it at the present time at the Cam
<lb/>den Theatre, London, and at West Bromwich. No one except myself has any right to act that play. I never heard of the Northern Dramatic Touring Syndicate until the other day at Bow Street. I do not know the prisoner or George Blackburn, alias Dawson, or M. Milner. Prisoner has no right whatever to put the name of my play on his notepaper.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have stopped persons pirating my play.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060521-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060521-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-167" type="surname" value="RALEIGH"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-167" type="given" value="CECIL"/>CECIL RALEIGH</persName> </hi>, 2, Brunswick Place, Regent's Park. I am the owner of the copyright of the play "Hearts are Trumps." I have no knowledge of the Northern Dramatic Syndicate or George Blackburn or M. Milner. Prisoner or his syndicate have no right to perform my play.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I see in Dicks's catalogue a play called "Hearts are Trumps," by Tom Taylor. I believe that play was produced in 1843 and is still copyright for acting, though Dicks may be entitled to print it. There is no copyright in the title.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060521-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060521-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-168" type="surname" value="RAYNER"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-168" type="given" value="ARTHUR LAW"/>ARTHUR LAW RAYNER</persName> </hi>, 150, Oxford Street. I am manager to Mr. Bert Coote, who is the sole owner of "The Fatal Wedding." I have been Mr. Coote's provincial manager for four years and now am his London manager and know all about his arrange
<lb/>ments. We have let certain rights with regard to the play, "The Fatal Wedding," to Mr. Bannister Howard. I have no knowledge of prisoner, or of the Northern Dramatic Touring Syndicate, or George Blackburn or M. Milner, and that syndi
<lb/>cate has no right to put the play on the letter-paper produced.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have never heard of "The Fatal Wed
<lb/>ding" being played without authority. We should take pro
<lb/>ceedings against anyone doing so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060521-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060521-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-169" type="surname" value="HAYMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-169" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAYMAN</persName> </hi>, Cranbourn Mansions, Cranbourn Street, manager of the booking department of Moss's Empire, Limited. There has been no arrangement with prisoner, or with his syndi
<lb/>cate, to produce any sketch or play. I speak for the entire group of companies covered by the description, Moss's Empire,</p>
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<p>Limited. I knew nothing of the syndicate, the prisoner, Black
<lb/>burn, or Milner before these proceedings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060521-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060521-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-170" type="surname" value="MARNER"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-170" type="given" value="CLAUDE"/>CLAUDE MARNER</persName> </hi>, acting manager of the Holborn Empire. No negotiations or arrangement has been made with the prisoner to produce any sketch or play at the Holborn Empire. I have never heard of prisoner, Blackburn, M. Milner, or the syndicate until these proceedings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060521-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060521-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-171" type="surname" value="JAY"/>
<interp inst="t19060521-name-171" type="given" value="EUSTACE HENRY"/>EUSTACE HENRY JAY</persName> </hi>, manager Holborn Empire, gave similar evidence to the last witness.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I would not swear prisoner did not call at the back of the theatre, but I never asked him to send a play to be read. We never act plays.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-172" type="given" value="EMIL LOUIS"/>EMIL LOUIS LANEO</persName> </hi>, 18, Highbury New Park, draper. I replied to advertisement produced in "Daily Telegraph" of February 10. I received a note on paper produced and saw prisoner. I told him I wished to join the profession and asked him if he had anything to put me on at once. Prisoner asked if I had had any experience. I said no. He offered me the part of Frederick in "The Jew." He said it would suit me and that the wages would be £2 to £2 10s. a week, and that I must pay £2 10s. to get the part up. I paid a deposit of 2s. and called three or four days afterwards and asked when the play was going to start. Prisoner said in three or four weeks. Prisoner then told me, "I have a sketch, which I have been writing myself, called 'Diamond Cut Diamond,' and I think the part of Trap in that will suit you better." He said it was coming out at the Holborn Empire in about three weeks—as soon as "The Jew." He told me he was negotiating with Mr. Stoll of Moss's Empire, for "The Jew" for a tour of about 54 weeks. My salary would be £3 3s. a week in the part of Trap and that the payment for that would be £5 5s. I told him I. would call again, which I did. and paid him £5. Pri
<lb/>soner gave me receipt as follows: "Received from Mr. E. L Laneo the sum of £5 for coaching and part of Trap in 'Diamond Cut Diamond,' to be produced in London.—W. C. Watson." Before paying the money I believed prisoner's statements about Moss's Empire and the Holborn Empire and as to the produc
<lb/>ton of the play in three weeks. Prisoner told be to call again to
<lb/>morrow as he had not finished writing the sketch. I called the next day and saw the prisoner, who handed me book (produced). showed me the part of Frederick and told me to learn it for the following Friday and come there and repeat it. I did so. I attended two or three times a week for two or three weeks and repeated the part to him or to a young lady, whom I know as Miss Maynard, the interviews lasting about five minutes. After that I attended, but they were too busy to hear my part until about April 10. Prisoner then appointed for me to come on the following Wednesday, and the play would start on the</p>
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<p>23rd. I next saw prisoner at Bow Street. I had no engage
<lb/>ment and received no part of my money back.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not pay £5 for elocution lessons. I had no lessons at all—I repeated my part. Prisoner did not mention the London Music Hall, Shoreditch, or Southend-on-Sea, or Kettering, or New Brompton, or St. Leonards. I never asked prisoner for the return of my money. I left him on friendly terms when I last saw him. I expected to get my engagement. The witness Parker sent the police to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-173" type="given" value="STELLA"/>STELLA WALDRON</persName> </hi>, 3, Honor Oak Mansions, Underhill Road, Dulwich. On March 23 I answered advertisement in "Daily Telegraph" produced, received letter on paper produced, and saw prisoner. He said he wished for an amateur artiste on tour with a piece called "The Octoroon," and would require £5 5s. premium to cover expenses, tuition, and costume, that he could offer me either of two parts, "Grace" or "Minnie," and that the play would be produced at the Grand Theatre, Islington, on Easter Monday. I called again on April 2, told him I had decided to pay the premium, and that of course I had no experience. He told me he had no wish for ladies of experience, and that mine was a small part in the play. He repeated the statements about the production of the play on Easter Monday, and told me my salary would be £2 10s. or £3 a week. I then paid the £5 5s., and he promised that my con
<lb/>tract would be ready for me on the following day. I after
<lb/>wards saw Dawson, who drew out contract. Dawson asked me for my receipt to go with the contract before the president of the syndicate, and which he promised to send me. On April 10 I saw Dawson again, and asked him the reason he had not sent on the contract and receipt as promised. He said Mr. Clark had not returned it. I afterwards saw prisoner, and insisted on having my contract. Prisoner then wrote the contract pro
<lb/>duced, in which the engagement is to commence April 30 at a salary of £1 15s. He then demanded 5s. for the contract, which I refused to pay, as my £5 5s. was to cover all expenses. He said, "Who was to pay for the stamp?" I said, "I would get my own contract stamped." Dawson came in. I told them I did not think they were carrying on any business, and I was not at all satisfied with the way they had done business. They were very indignant. Prisoner said the play would not be produced until a week later—on April 30. They both said they would send me a card where and when it was to be rehearsed. I received no communication, and on April 17 I found a number of people waiting at the office. That was the day of the arrest. For the money I paid I have received nothing whatever.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-174" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL JAMES</persName> </hi>, Warwick House, Gray's Inn, managing direc
<lb/>tor of the Grand Theatre, Islington. I have never seen pri
<lb/>soner prior to these proceedings. I have had no negotiations</p>
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<p>with him for the production of "The Octoroon" or any other play at my theatre.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-175" type="given" value="NITA LE"/>MISS NITA LE BRUN</persName> </hi>. I replied to advertisement of March 27 produced, and was engaged by prisoner to take the part of ✗th Sunnyside in "The Octoroon," to be produced at Redditch on Easter Monday, April 15, at a salary of £3 10s. a week. I paid £8 premium on Monday, April 7. Dawson was present, and gave me receipt as follows: "Received from Miss Le Brun the sum of £8 for coaching the part of Dora Sunnyside. This form to be returned for a form of regular contract." I received a copy of the play to take away and learn the part. I came back and told Dawson I was afraid I could not do the part. He said he wanted me for that part especially, and that I could do it if I tried. I said I would do my best. About six days later on April 5 I saw Watson, went through a few lines of the part, and he said it would be all right. On the 6th I called again, saw Dawson and Watson, and again went through a few lines of the part. Watson said if I would not do for "The Octo
<lb/>roon" he would give me a part in a musical comedy, "The Girl from Mars," to come out at Brompton. Rehearsal of "The Octoroon" was fixed for the 9th, the play to come out on the 16th at. Redditch, and on the 30th at St. Leonards. On the Thursday before Good Friday I called and saw prisoner and Dawson. Prisoner was going to Paris that afternoon and coming back on Easter Tuesday. On Tuesday morning I went back to the office, and saw prisoner and Dawson. Dawson said, "I have taken on a young lady of very high family to take your part for a week so that you can study from her." I said, "You can take the part. I want my money back. I do not want any part whatever." Watson said, "You feel upset, come downstairs and have a cup of coffee." I said I did not want any coffee, I wanted my money back. Dawson said, "What do you want—the earth?" He was very indignant indeed. So as I did not want any words, I left and went to a solicitor. I never got anything. When I paid my money I believed the statements with regard to the engagement they had promised or I should not have paid my money.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I accepted the part of Dora Sunnyside, and I requested prisoner to relieve me of it. I wanted to get some
<lb/>thing back for my money and would have taken a part merely to walk on. Prisoner offered me a part in "The Girl from Mars" to come out at the Hippodrome, New Brompton. I did not see any letter from the manager of the theatre at Red
<lb/>ditch. Prisoner told me it would be performed at Redditch, and subsequently told me it was postponed until the 23rd. When Dawson told me he had engaged a young lady for one week for Dora Sunnyside I wanted my money back. It was not because of the young lady, but because he had not re
<lb/>hearsed it at the time he said. I supposed prisoner would give</p>
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<p>me another part. If I was not qualified for one part I was not qualified for the other.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-176" type="given" value="LEONARD"/>LEONARD WALTER</persName> </hi>, Eagle Tavern, Gravesend, barman. I re
<lb/>plied to advertisement in "Daily Telegraph" of April 3, and received an answer on letter-paper produced, and called at 63 and 64, Chancery Lane. Prisoner offered to give me the part of Pete in "The Octoroon." The costume would cost £20, and I was to pay the half, £10, and was to have a salary of £3 15s. a week. I said I could not manage £10. He said could you manage £7? I said I would try, and out of the salary 5s. was to be deducted until the other £3 was paid up. I called on April 9 and saw prisoner and Dawson, and paid £7 to Dawson, who gave me receipt. Prisoner gave me a copy of the play of "The Octoroon." I did not accept the part of Pete, and pri
<lb/>soner altered it into Clibborn, the auctioneer's clerk. There was nothing to learn in it, it is only to walk on and walk off. On April 17 I saw Dawson, and he asked me to come again to
<lb/>morrow, which I did, and found the office closed. When I parted with my £7 I believed the prisoner was in a position to give me a part in "The Octoroon."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was told the play was going on tour on April 23 at St. Leonards. Prisoner did not mention any other place. The £7 I paid was for costume. I had no tuition. I did not mind what the part was so long as I got a start in the profession.</p>
<p>(Thursday, May 24, 1906.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-177" type="given" value="ALBERT MCINTYRE"/>ALBERT MCINTYRE DOWN</persName> </hi>, Law writer, 34, Colebrooke Row, Islington. I saw advertisement in the "Daily Telegraph" on February 15. I replied enclosing two photos of myself. In reply to a letter, I made an appointment and called there on February 22. I saw Watson. He offered me a part in "Dr. Minett," the premium being £2 2s. and the salary £2, or that of Captain Howard in the sketch "Diamond Cut Diamond" premium £5 5s., and salary £3. It was to start in about three weeks and last about six months and was to be somewhere in the provinces. The dresses were to be included. I accepted the part of Captain Howard. I called the following day, paid the money, and received a copy of the part. He did not ask me if I had experience. I had a receipt, which was afterwards returned to Watson. It was to the effect that it was for Captain Howard's part in the sketch, "Diamond Cut Diamond" and coaching for same and was signed by prisoner. I returned it by post as it did not slate the time of starting the sketch and the approximate run and asked for a proper contract. He sent me a strip of paper with about six lines on it as a kind of agree
<lb/>ment, but with the same two omissions. I took it back, when I saw a man who introduced himself to me as Blackburn, the</p>
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<p>touring manager. He said he knew nothing about it, but would send it on to Watson, who was away and would send me a proper contract in a few days. I had a receipt, which I had to dictate to him, of three or four lines, "Received from A. Mclntyre Down agreement for sketch, 'Diamond Cut Diamond." No contract came. I wrote and had no reply. I called and saw Blackburn. He asked if I had paid for the costume. I said, "No. I understood it was included in the fee." I had no tuition from them. The last time I called prisoner and Black
<lb/>burn were there. I was asked to repeat my part, and got about as far as two lines when prisoner stopped me and said I was to put more light and shade into it. Blackburn said the sketch was to start the week after Easter for a run of fourteen weeks at the Grand Theatre, but I forget the place. I afterwards wrote this letter: "Dear Sir,—On or about July 22 I paid you the sum of five guineas for the part of Captain Howard in the sketch, 'Diamond Cut Diamond,' with a salary of £3 a week inclusive, including coaching for the same. At the time of pay
<lb/>ment it was distinctly understood that the sketch started at three weeks from above date for a run of about six months. With this understanding I paid you the above sum and also cancelled an appointment I had in business in order to properly study my part. Mr. Watson, at the time of payment of the five guineas, gave me simply a receipt for the money, which, of course, I returned, requesting a properly made out agree
<lb/>ment or contract. In return I received a writing by no means in the nature of a proper agreement, the time for starting the sketch and its approximate run, together with any mention of consideration for the money, being omitted, etc. I received no reply nor have I had my five guineas back."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. That letter was addressed to the Syndicate. I would not say that the Grand Theatre mentioned was not at Walsall. I should not admit that the direction to put more light and shade into my part was good advice. I should be sorry to say anything in prisoner's favour. I was satisfied when I paid my money except for the two omissions in the receipt. I had no intention of going away for a holiday. I would not swear that I did not write and say I had other business to attend to and could not take the part of the Captain.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-178" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER DREW</persName> </hi> (detective-inspector, E Division). At about 2.30 on April 17 I went with Sergeant Stevens to the prisoner's office with a warrant. "The National Theatrical Syndicate" was painted up. I went in and, saw prisoner and said, "Mr. Watson?" He said, "He is in there," pointing to an inner office. I went in and saw Dawson, alias Blackburn, as I after
<lb/>wards discovered. I said, "Are you Mr. Watson?" He said. "No. he is out there." I returned to the outer office and said to prisoner, "Are you Mr. Watson?" He said, "No, he is</p>
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<p>out." Dawson then came forward and said, "No, he is not—you are speaking to Mr. Watson." I then said, "We are police-officers" and read the warrant to him. Mr. Parker had pre
<lb/>viously communicated with us and the warrant related to his and Mr. Laneo's cases. He turned to Dawson and said, "They say it is fraud, Harry. Come to the station with me and back me up in this." I took him to Bow Street Police Sta
<lb/>tion, where he was formally charged. He made no reply when the charge was read. Dawson went with us. I afterwards ap
<lb/>plied for a warrant for Dawson's arrest, but have not yet found turn. I searched the office the same day and found a number of papers, books, and documents. The ledger contained names and addresses, including those of Parker, Laneo, and Down. A payment of £2 2s. by Parker in January last appears, and others who have not appeared in this case. A memorandum-book con
<lb/>tained entries of moneys for stamps and letter paper. There was also a small diary. [Books produced and various entries read.] There was also a rough diary [produced] containing names and appointments. Prisoner's private address was his mother's house at Tottenham. We did not find any press-copy letter-book, pass-book, counterfoil, receipt-book, or letters from theatrical managers asking to be supplied with artistes or any
<lb/>thing showing that a genuine business had been carried on. This letter, apparently from the Theatre Royal, Worcester, came after the arrest, "Please send me day-bill of your attrac
<lb/>tions," dated April 24. The charge against Dawson is for com
<lb/>bining with Watson. The warrant also contains the name of Reed as one defrauded. Prisoner said, "I know nothing about Reed. I merely wrote him on behalf of Dawson, making an appointment. Will this make it any worse for me?" I said he had better discuss that with his solicitor.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I made inquiries of various people men
<lb/>tioned in the books and documents and of theatre managers. I found a contract was entered into with the Pier Pavilion, Southend, and at Walsall.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I found nothing emanating from the office with regard to "The Octoroon," or "Diamond Cut Diamond."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PRISONER</hi> (on oath). I have never before been charged with any offence. I started the business in Chancery Lane in part
<lb/>nership with a Miss Milner. My main object was to give dra
<lb/>matic training. I had received instruction in elocution and had previous experience. My branch offices constituted 88, Southampton Buildings, the back entrance to my former premises, 61 and 62, Chancery Lane. In regard to the plays mentioned as being on tour, I got the titles from the "Stage" paper, and was informed by them that some of the titles were copyright, and that I was at liberty to use the titles as long as I did not use the Miss. of the authors, so I knew I was not</p>
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<p>infringing any rights. I told no one that I was touring the plays. I only said I was preparing to put on "A Tale of Two Cities," "The Jew," and "Octoroon," and the sketch "Diamond Cut Diamond." As to tearing off the covers of some of the books got from Dicks in the Strand, it was on account of the colours being so conspicuous that people might not care to be seen with them. They were like "penny bloods." The pages inside the covers contained the same matter. Miss Milner's name was changed to Maynard. She was in courtship with a minister, and she did not wish her friends to know that she was engaged in dramatic affairs. She holds certificates for elocution. I first met Dawson in Paris six months ago. He was touring "The Turkish Harem Girls." He afterwards joined me as assistant manager. I went to Paris for a holiday just before Easter, and returned on Easter Tuesday. When In
<lb/>spector Drew came to my office he asked me if I was Watson. I said he was in the next office, as there were a number of people in the office. We had just finished a rehearsal of "The Octoroon." So many come in and ask for me when I am busy and I push them off on Dawson. If I had known he was a police officer I should have immediately said I was Watson. I had my own method of keeping books. I had a ledger for names and addresses and a long black book in which to take the names of artistes provisionally who would not pay a fee and did not want training, and if I heard of anything for them I would send it on—one was a dancer and one a singer—also a memorandum book in which to enter the names, and whether they would pay a premium or not. Some would not pay or call again. It was not my intention at first to put "The Jew" on the stage. My object in giving the parts was to cultivate the memory and voice. I intended to put "Diamond Cut Dia
<lb/>mond" on a music-hall stage, and I called on Mr. Relf, manager of the London Music Hall, Shoreditch, with that view, and also Mr. Jay, of the New Holborn Music Hall. I was about to pro
<lb/>duce "The Octoroon" at the Hippodrome, New Brompton, and had a contract with them for April 23. The New Victoria Hall, Kettering, was doing business with us, and we engaged a Mr. Allerton as billing manager three weeks or a month before my arrest. We were to play "The Octoroon" for three nights. He took the hall. but could not produce anything. We also had negotiations with the new Theatre Royal. Leamington. We made a contract with Milton Bode to play "The Octoroon" for three nights, also with the Grand Theatre, Walsall, and the St. Leonards Pier Pavilion. All the contracts were at the office when I was arrested. When I took the money it was my inten
<lb/>tion to give the applicants parts at the different theatres. Haw
<lb/>kins paid £3 3s. for lessons in elocution and stage diction. Miss Milner and I gave him lessons of half an hour and more three</p>
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<p>times a week in the part of Frederick in "The Jew." I did not promise him a definite part. I told him we anticipated a pro
<lb/>duction about Easter, and it would be necessary for him to take a course of training at a fee of £3 3s. He asked if he would be sure of a part. I said, "That depends on your ability, Mr. Hawkins. Are you sharp?" He said, "Yes, I have a fairly good memory." I said I would give him a part to work up his voice and action, and I gave him a part in "The Jew." He left unknown to me and made no complaint and did not call for the return of his money. I also arranged with Parker. He paid me £2 2s. for lessons in elocution and stage diction. I never told him the number of companies I had. It is ridiculous to think that one man would have twenty companies. I told him I had not the "Royal Divorce" Company. I never mentioned "East Lynne." I did not offer him any salary in "The Jew." Later I agreed to give him the part of Trap in "Diamond Cut Dia
<lb/>mond" and gave him lessons for, I think, five weeks, for £5 5s. inclusive. I told him if the sketch was a success at the London, or with Mr. Jay, that possibly Mr. Stoll would back it up and it would mean a very long run. I never saw Stoll. Parker's £5 5s. included instruction and the part. The name on the door, "The National Theatrical Syndicate," was succeeded by "The Northern Dramatic Touring Syndicate." They were both on the floor. I told Parker there was likely to be a disappoint
<lb/>ment in producing "Diamond Cut Diamond," and he said he wished to secure the old man's part (Pete) in "The Octoroon." I said, "You will have to pay something towards your costume," but that was afterwards waived. We parted on the most friendly terms. Miss Waldron paid me £5 5s. for the part of Grace in "The Octoroon." She left 10s. deposit, and called about four days after and paid the balance, for which I gave her a receipt. She came again for a contract and saw Dawson. He pro
<lb/>mised to send it on, but did not. She came up and saw me and said in a very impolite manner, "Why have you not sent me my contract? I don't like being treated like this. You promised to send the contract on." I said, "I never promised at all." She said, "Mr. Dawson did." I said, "I am not re
<lb/>sponsible. If he told you be would that ought to be sufficient." She said, "I have seen someone who has been here who was going, to take part in 'The Octoroon.' "Parker was the only man who was to take that part, so I drew my own conclusions. Dawson drew out a contract and I signed it at his request. She took it away with her. I think she asked when she was to come to rehearse, and Dawson said he would let her know. That was just before I went to France. I heard nothing more of her. The Grand Theatre, Islington, was not mentioned by me. I offered her £2 10s. a week, I think, and meant to pay it. I leceived £8 from Miss Le Brun. She called with the advertise
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<p>and I said I could give her the part of Dora Sunnyside in "The Octoroon" and that she would have to contribute some
<lb/>thing towards her dress. I gave her the part. I think her salary was to be £3 or £3 10s. a week. It was a leading part. I thought she was fitted to it, and I think so now. The play I told her was to be pro
<lb/>duced on April 16, 17, and 18 at Redditch. The dates were not guaranteed. She came the following day and said, "I don't think I can manage this part at all." I said, "Oh, yes, you must do it and not give it up because you are nervous." She said, "I don't think I can. As soon as I speak one line I seem to forget the other parts I have learned." I said, "You stick to it." Dawson said, "Of course, you must. You are capable of doing it and must not be nervous over it. We cannot take you off it." She said, "All right; I will have another try." We were anxious because she was the only artiste suitable for the part. She was an American and smart in her appearance. She said, "If I can't do it, will you give me a walk-in part? I don't mind what it is as long as it is something to do. I don't mind if it is to say anything or nothing." I said to Dawson, after, "It seems rather doubtful. If she is not certain of doing her part we had better have someone in case she does not." Dawson said, "Perhaps she will not mind waiting a week while we get someone from Denton." I went to him, and he sent up seven artistes. Three were engaged. One was Miss Benningfield. The Inspector has the contract with the girl who was to take the part of Dora Sunnyside in place of Miss Le Brun. I think her name was Fergusson, and she was engaged for a week. Miss Le Brun was to take a walk-in part, and under-study Miss Fergusson for the week, and, if capable of taking it then, to be taken on. She then demanded her money back. Dawson asked her if she wanted, the earth? I said, "Don't flurry yourself, it is all right," and offered her the part. I said to Dawson, "Give her a contract for Dora Sunnyside, to start Monday," and she said, "No, I won't have it. I have made all preparations. I want my money back." That was the morning I was arrested. I received £5 5s. from Down, and gave him a receipt to the effect that "I hereby guarantee to agree to engage Mr. Down in 'Diamond Cut Diamond.' "He looked at the re
<lb/>ceipt and took it away. I said the play would come off in Lon
<lb/>don in three weeks to a month. He had the choice of two parts in the piece—either Captain Seymour or Captain Howard. He accepted the latter. I think his salary was to be £3 a week. I gave him the part, and he afterwards recited it to me at the office in the presence of Dawson. He had not had any coaching in the meantime. He got through three or four lines when I said to Dawson, "That is no good. Mr. Down, you must put more light and shade into it"—more variation and to work it</p>
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<p>up better. He gave me two addresses as he was going on a holiday. That went on about three weeks, and he called, in my absence in the provinces, on Dawson, who told me on my return, "Mr. Down has been here, and I told him you were in the provinces and would send him on a contract." He also said he complained about the receipt; that it was not quite satisfactory—that I had not put the place where the piece was to commence, or a definite date of production, and the consecutive weeks the piece was to run. I told Dawson I could not pos
<lb/>sibly do that, for I did not know myself; in fact, I did not think it would come off at all. He made an appointment for Down to come one evening about six. I did not keep it, a* I went to the theatre. He then called at an unexpected time, and we were both out. He called again when we were both in, and I was much embarrassed as to what I should say in regard to the production of the sketch, because he had paid his money. Dawson said, "I will see to Down; you leave the matter in my hands." Dawson then said he would let Down know when he was to commence, or something to that effect; that he would write him in a week and make an appointment and settle with him. After he went I talked the matter over with Dawson, and he said, "I will help you in this, Watson, and tell you what we will do. We will put him into 'The Octoroon,'" and he was to commence at the Grand Theatre, Walsall. Then came a letter from Down stating the circum
<lb/>stances in which he was placed and the time he had lost. Dawson said, "He is kicking up a bit of a fuss. I suppose we shall have to do something with him," and said he would write him and settle things. The matter ended there as far as I was concerned. Laneo paid me £5 for the part of Trick in "Dis
<lb/>mond Cut Diamond/' to include, coaching and dress. I think I promised to pay him £3 or £3 10s. a week. He came to the office for training, and I instructed him, relieved some
<lb/>times by Hiss Milner; three lessons a week of ten minutes or a quarter of an hour. I told him the piece would be produced in about three weeks or a month. All at once he left on friendly terms, and I never saw him again till at Bow Street. He made no complaint. I was ready to give him the pert if the play had come off. He did not ask for the return of the money. I introduced him to Parker, and told them to work up their parts together. We paid our office rent regularly. I never made any false representation. I did not combine with. Dawson. We worked together for our mutual good, and had full expectation of doing our work honourably.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I know Mr. Marcus Maynard, a professor of elocution. He called on me some time ago for a post. I have not seen him since. His address was, "Care of 'The Stage.'" Professional cards do not have the proper addresses</p>
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<p>on them. He left several cards. I had the note paper pre
<lb/>pared with the name of "M. Maynard, secretary,' at the head. That was about six weeks after I went to Chancery Lane. "Touring Manager, George Blackburn" (Dawson) also appeared on the paper. I knew him as Blackburn in Paris, and I be
<lb/>lieved him to be experienced. Miss Milner and I represented the Northern Dramatic Touring Company. Dawson was not a member of that. Miss Milner acted as secretary. She is described as "M. Maynard." I caused this letter paper to be printed (produced), "Wm. C. Watson, general manager, Nor
<lb/>thern Dramatic Touring Syndicate, Limited." I do not know why "Limited." I think the change of name on the door was made six or seven weeks before my arrest. Dawson and I were the National Theatrical Syndicate. "The Northern Dramatic Touring Sydicate. Established 1898." It was not established in 1898 but in 1905. "Established 1890" appears on the written memorandum of the National Theatrical Syndicate. It was never printed. Blackburn's name is put in as Touring Manager but crossed out. He told me his name was Dawson. My object in putting "1890" was to make it appear old-esta
<lb/>blished. I issued this advertisement in "The Daily Telegraph" of January 11 last. "In new dramatic productions" refers to the proposed production of "The Octoroon," and productions pending. I do not say "the new," but "in new"—something not produced before. It referred to the "Tale of Two Cities." No steps would be taken to produce it until I had got the articles, and I did not get them. I have no answer to give as to the "touring parties" except that they were imaginary. It was my intention to put them on. I also had "The Octoroon" in mind. The February advertisement relates to training. It says "to train for small parts." I was in a position to guarantee positions in "Diamond Cut Diamond" through Relf. I don't know if he is here; but I should think another witness might be called. The object of the advertisement was to get artistes to call. The "American musical success" refers to "The Girl from Mars." I did guarantee a long tour. "Splendid oppor
<lb/>tunity for entering the profession." I meant that I gave parts to artistes with a promise of salary; but I was not established long enough. No salaries have been paid. I cannot say just now whether there is any writing in the office to show that I made an arrangement for the production of "Diamond Cut Diamond" in London or elsewhere. The scenery referred to in the New Brompton theatre as 400 ft. of pictorial posting can be hired at a few hours' notice. There were. 100 posters on order for "The Octoroon." It is very hard to estimate how much we took at the office. I kept books when Blackburn was with me. I have been able to pay my rent and to have about £2 a week to live on.</p>
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<p>Re-examined. Miss Milner had 50 per cent, of the takings. Sometimes I only got 30s., and at Christmas I went four weeks without making a penny. I gave the part of "Frederick" to Hawkins to cultivate his voice. I never promised to give any
<lb/>one who called in Chancery Lane that part to play or to pay a salary for it. I have written some things myself. I wrote "Coming Home." It was never played. I intended having touring companies. While in Brixton Prison I have had letters from managers confirming contracts.</p>
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<p>(Before Judge Rentoul.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Arthur Hutton prosecuted. Mr. Doughty defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-181" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM H. CARTER</persName> </hi> (sorting clerk at Woolwich Post Office), examined by Mr. Hutton. On December 111 addressed a Regis
<lb/>tered letter to the postmaster at Abbey Wood and prepared a remittance advice for £60, and another registered letter to the postmaster at Belvedere, and prepared remittance advice for £40. I counted out the gold.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-182" type="given" value="JAMES JOSEPH"/>JAMES JOSEPH HALL</persName> </hi> (chief clerk of the Woolwich Post Office), examined by Mr. Hutton. I counted out the money referred to by last witness and the money was placed in a bag and enclosed in a canvas bag.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Doughty. The money was placed in the ordinary mail-bag with the ordinary correspondence for Abbey Wood and given to the postman in the ordinary way, and the postman does not know what is in the bag. £100 in gold would weigh 2 lb. The bag would be handed to the postman at 6.11 p.m., and the train is timed to arrive at the Arsenal at 6.16, but was late. There are a number of holes in the bag; it is half way worn. The practice is to tie up holes with a string and seal it, which makes it intact. It is not a bag which we should use in ordinary course; it is a "combined" bag. When a bag has holes in it they would tie it below the holes.</p>
<p>To Mr. Ashton. It was not possible for the package to have slipped through these holes.</p>
<p>A Juror pointed out that there is sealing wax on the large hole now.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-183" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES F. FINSMORE</persName> </hi> (sorting clerk at Woolwich Sorting Office). I received these two remittance letters. The string; is tied twice round the bag and the seal placed on top. There were no holes whatever in the bag at the time. I examined the bag.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I do not swear to the bag produced being the particular bag, but it was a similar one. The bag would be examined, and any holes would be sealed. I saw the bag was in good condition before it left the office. The bag is not in good condition now. We make a practice of carefully examin
<lb/>ing every bag that leaves the office.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-184" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS HADDOCK</persName> </hi> (postman at Woolwich Sorting Office), exa
<lb/>mined by Mr. Hutton. I received the bag at 6.10 p.m. on De
<lb/>cember 11, and there was no rent in it. I took it to the station and put it in the guard's van. I waited at the exit some little distance from the train to see the train out. It was 10 minutes in the station.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It is the custom of the Post Office to send coin in this way. The van was at the rear of the train. I handed the bag to the guard and he put it behind him. I saw the guard go to the front of the train, and the van was left with nobody in it for about 10 minutes, and it was a foggy night. I examined the bag to see if it was properly sealed. It was in good condition.</p>
<p>To Mr. Hutton. During the time I was on the platform I did not notice anybody go into the van.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-185" type="given" value="HERBERT LEWIS"/>HERBERT LEWIS CROWBURN</persName> </hi> (S.E. Railway guard). I was in charge of the train on December 11, and we started from Can
<lb/>non Street at 5.25, 21 minutes late; it was very foggy. Train was crowded, and many passengers in my van. At New Cross prisoner came and got into my van, saying he was going to Erith. He told me he was in the company's service. The other passengers left my van on the journey down, and at the Arsenal he was alone. The train waited in the station 15 minutes and I was looking after my train. Last witness came up with mail
<lb/>bag, and I placed it on the floor. Prisoner was in the van. On arriving at Plumstead he said he was going to see some friends and he got out there. At Belvedere the postman received the bag. Coming back, we left Dartford at 7.9 and got to Belve
<lb/>dere 20 minutes later.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. We were running with caution the whole way. Prisoner said he must go by the train, and so I let him in; the train was full; my van also. He told me he lived at Erith. At New Cross he said he was going to Erith. He told me he was going to see some friends on arriving at Plumstead. I gave a statement to Inspector Martin, and I realised I was one of the people under suspicion.</p>
<p>To Mr. Hutton. It takes eight minutes to go from Plum
<lb/>stead to Belvedere. I have been in the service of the company for 4 1/2 years and borne a most respectable character.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-186" type="given" value="WILLIAM RICHARD"/>WILLIAM RICHARD STONEY</persName> </hi> (postman at Belvedere Post Office). On December 11 I was at Belvedere at quarter to seven to fetch the mail-bag and I look it to the office and handed it to Parr.</p>
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<p>To Mr. Doughty. Train was late, and, being in a hurry, I ran. There was a large cardboard box at the bottom of the bag. I did not know it contained money. It was the usual kind of mail-bag, but a rather large one.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-187" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PARR</persName> </hi> (acting head postman at Belvedere Post Office). I received the bag from last witness at 6.43. The two packets of £60 and £40 were not in it I noticed a rent in the bag. No letters were lost between station and Post Office.</p>
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<persName id="t19060521-name-188" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-188" type="given" value="ETHEL BEACHY"/>ETHEL BEACHY MILLER</persName> </hi>, examined by Mr. Hutton. I am the daughter of the Belvedere station master. On December 11 I was staying with friends at Maidstone, and returned to Belve
<lb/>dere. I went direct to my father's office, and there was nothing on his table. I went back at 10 o'clock, and I saw some papers on the table (produced), and I gave them to my father.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. My father would be in and out of the office most of the time. It is in the centre, of the station. I am my father's clerk, and I went to see if there were any in
<lb/>voices. I looked for the shipping book on both tables.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-189" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COMPTON</persName> </hi>, clerk in secretary's office, G.P.O. After the robbery this matter was placed in my hands. Early in March I saw prisoner at the engineer's offices at New Cross Station. I cautioned him. He admitted that he told a colleague of mine that he left the train to buy some badges at a military outfitters—Shirley, Brooks. I put it to him that he did not do so. He said when he got near the shop he found he had not got his volunteer's card. He admitted that he had an account at the P.O. Savings Bank. I saw him again April 19 at same offices, and told him there was no such place as Shirley Brooks in Plumstead Road, and that he had no account at the P.O. Bank at the chief office. He said he meant the chief office, Erith. I said that was not true either. Then he said his account was at New Gross P.O. The statements he made at the first interview I wrote out and sent to him to sign and return; this he had not done. He said he had forgotten about it. He signed the statement in the Erith Railway Station, and furnished me with the number of his savings bank account. It was opened on January 16. He was getting £1 a week in wages. He paid in on January 16 £2, 22nd £2, 29th £2, Feb
<lb/>ruary 2 £5, 17th £2. After my interview with him he drew it all out. I saw hint on April 26.</p>
<p>Mr. Doughty objected to any statement made on April 26 by prisoner on the ground that it was not a free and voluntary statement, out one "flowing from fear, exacted by a person in authority." (Reg. v. Thompson, 2 Q.B., p. 15, Cave, J.)</p>
<p>Judge Rentoul ruled that the evidence was admissible.</p>
<p>On 26th Inspector Martin said, "Jefferies says can he pay the money back in instalments?" I said, "The case is a very serious one; I must caution you that any statement you make must be</p>
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<p>taken down." I said, "Did you not take the money?" He said, "Yes, I did." I said, "Is the money deposited in the bank part of the proceeds?" He said, "It is." I said, "What have you done, with the remainder?" He said, "I squandered it." I telegraphed for instructions to G.P.O., and acting on them gave him into custody.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. No one was suspected at first. Prisoner was not suspected until after my interview, and I found all his statements false. Shirley Brooks lives in Artillery Place, two miles off on Woolwich Common. This is, the statement he signed on April 19, "I have no recollection of seeing the P.O. mail-bags. I remember the bundle of surveyor's pegs, but no mail-bags came under my notice. I did not buy my, badge, for when I reached the shop I had not got my card of membership. I reached Erith at eight. I did not get out at Belvedere," etc.</p>
<p>On April 26 he had some brandy—only a spoonful. He did not sign any confession.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-190" type="given" value="GEORGE THOMAS"/>GEORGE THOMAS MARTIN</persName> </hi>, Inspector, General Manager's office, S.E. Railway. On April 26 I went to New Cross with Compton. and saw the prisoner in Mr. Osborne's room. I saw him alone first. I said the matter assumed a serious aspect; they have conclusive evidence against you. He began to cry. He said, "Do you think they would let me pay it back in instalments?" I repeated that to Compton.</p>
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<p>Mr. Bodkin and Mr. Leycester prosecuted. Mr. G. L. Hardy defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-192" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT PENNELL</persName> </hi>, carman and contractor, 55. Auckland Street, Vauxhall. About March 18 prisoner called on me. I had a carman in my employ, Donovan. Prisoner asked if I knew that he was selling my horses' fodder to a costermonger in Heman Street. He said he had seen it I asked him to call and see me again, and I would look the man up. He came again. and said the thing was still going on. I had the man watched, but could find out nothing. Donovan had been with me four or five months, and I always found him honest. Pri
<lb/>soner came again and asked me how was it going for his infor
<lb/>mation, and I, believing it was true, gave him 2s. 6d. I said. "If you, find anything out I will prosecute." If I had thought the whole of his story was untrue I would have given him a hiding. I suspended Donovan for six weeks, making inquiries all the time.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I have 60 men in my employ and more than 60 horses. I knew that things do go on at times, but I have never been in that net. I made no note of the conversation. When prisoner first came on March 18 he did not ask for money; when he came again he did. He told his story first before he asked for money. I said if I found the thing out I would recompense him now.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-193" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK DONOVAN</persName> </hi>, carman, 15, Lord Street, Vauxhall. In March of last year I was employed by Pennell to drive a horse. I took fodder out in the morning and drove past the end of Heman Street three times a day. I have never had any transac
<lb/>tions with a costermonger in Heman Street. I have never sold Pennell's fodder to a costermonger or anyone else. I was sus
<lb/>pended for some weeks, and my wife and children were starving.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I go out of the stables at six and get backst five. I know the Nottingham Arms, top of Heman Street, but I don't make it a rule to drink while at work. I have never heard of cades where fodder has been missed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-194" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GLIBBERY</persName> </hi>, job master, 55, Alderney Road, Mile End. Prisoner called on me on March 30 and asked if I knew that one of the carmen was selling horse fodder. I said I knew nothing of that. He said it was a little, short, stout chap. I have only one man of that description, Amos. He said he saw it three times a week at Iron Gate Wharf, Tower Bridge; the carman drives down there and takes the bait-bag and empties it into a costers barrow. He said the coster lived opposite Char
<lb/>rington's coal wharf in Cable Street. He asked me if I would let him have a few ha'pence and I gave him 2s. I told him to call at eight p.m. I placed him in a brougham in a dark spot so that he could identify the man. He said "That is the man (Amos); I could tell him out of a thousand." I said, "I will inform the police." He asked for 4s., and I gave him 3s. and promised more after getting through the job. I saw him no more till he was in custody, April 2. I reported it to the police, and had the carman watched by four detectives and sus
<lb/>pended him for two weeks, but found nothing out.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I employ 12 or 14 men regularly. I be
<lb/>lived prisoner's story. We know that sort of thing goes on, and I was pleased When prisoner came. If my horses appeared in poor condition it would arouse my suspicion. The horses that Amos drives are in splendid condition. If they had gone back I should have known that they were not getting the fodder they ought to have. I did not tell Amos about it till we were subpœnaed.</p>
<p>To the Jury. I should not have been inclined to think that my horses were being deprived of food if prisoner had not come to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-195" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL AMOS</persName> </hi>. I have been a carman in the employ of the last witness for 12 years. I do not know anybody called Miller in Cable Street or elsewhere. I have never sold my master's fod
<lb/>der to Miller or anybody else. I do not know prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-196" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JORDAN</persName> </hi>, detective, J Division. On April 6 Glibbery gave us information as to Amos, and I and two other officers watched him from 7 a.m. till 11.30 a.m.; he was only doing his usual duty. I did not find Miller at Cable Street.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. We followed Amos in a van. He stopped to breakfast at a coffee shop and put the nose-bag on the horse.</p>
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<persName id="t19060521-name-197" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-197" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FOSTER</persName> </hi>, wharfinger, 39, 41, and 60, Bermondsey Wall. On April 6 prisoner came and said one of the men was selling horse feed. He described the man as a short dark man with a red moustache, driving a pair of black horses. I have a man who answered the description, Thomas Martin. He said the food was sold to Miller in Bridge Road, Bermondsey. He said the sack was shot into another sack, and the empty one was thrown away. He said he thought his information was worth something; he asked for 5s., I gave him 2s. 6d. I believed it was genuine information at the time. He said Miller lived at Tabard Street, Great Dover Street. On April 9 he returned and said it was still going on. I said I did not believe it as I had had the man Martin under observation, and I found him going about his business as an honest man. I asked prisoner if he was telling the truth; be said he was. He said he was well in with the police, especially the detective department. I gave him 6d. the second time. He said in case I heard any
<lb/>thing I was to write to him, and he wrote down John Taylor, 24, Sumner Road. Old Kent Road. I saw the police same afternoon. Martin has been with me for six or seven years.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I employ 40 or 50 men. A man always takes the same horses out if they are all right. No doubt this sort of thing is done, but not by an honest man. I never found I missed my feed.</p>
<p>To the Jury. I should not have suspected that my horses were being deprived of their feed if the prisoner had not come.</p>
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<lb/>head) Prisoner called and saw me on April 10, and asked me if I was aware that we were being robbed by a carman of corn and chaff. I told him I was not. He described the man short and dark with dark moustache, driving a pair of greys.</p>
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<lb/>posed of the feed to a coster, Miller, of Tabard Street. He said it was at seven, on his way to Surrey Commercial Dock. He had seen it happen three or four times in one week. He said he thought it a shame that carmen when they had a good situa
<lb/>tion should abuse it and rob their employers. He said his name was John Williams, 24, Sumner Road, Peckham. Following morning he said it would be sure to occur at Easter as the man would want a little extra money. I asked him how much he wanted, he said 2s., and I gave it him, because I believed he was telling me the truth. I informed the police, and they found nothing. As Barry had been with us for 15 years, I thought it would not be fair to believe him; he had been always honest. I saw no more of prisoner.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. We employ 500 men. First time he did not ask for money; second time he asked for a drink, and I interpreted it to mean money. There was no drink on the premises.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-200" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARRY</persName> </hi>, carman to A. Lloyd and Co. I hare been with Lloyd's 15 years, and I drive a pair of greys. My round is to go to Surrey Dock. I never sold provender to Miller or anybody else. I don't know prisoner or Miller.</p>
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<lb/>ing provender to Miller in Tabard Street The carman was then with light moustache and motor-cap. His description fitted Gliddon. In the afternoon he came again and said the game was still going on. I gave him 2s. I believed his infor
<lb/>mation. When he came the third time I would not see him. Before that he told me he had an income of 17s. 6d. a week. I saw the police in the matter. Gliddon had been with me for six years, and I never found him other than honest, and I had no reason to think fodder was being sold.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-202" type="given" value="NORMAN"/>NORMAN GLIDDON</persName> </hi>, carman at Percy's. I have always acted as an honest man to my employer.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-203" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARDY</persName> </hi>, detective sergeant, M Division. In conse
<lb/>quence of information I went to Wood's Office in Tooley Street, and prisoner came in and saw a clerk (Richardson). He said he had come to see Mr. Wood about a carman who was disposing of provender. Richardson said, "What do you want?" He said "I want 2s.—make it 2s. 6d. "He gave him 2s. 6d., and I stepped forward and told him I would arrest him for giving bogus in
<lb/>formation. I have watched T. Martin, J. Barry, and N. Glid
<lb/>don, and I have never detected any dishonesty. I have made inquiries at 24, Sumner Road, Peckham, and not found that John Taylor, or John Williams, or Sheen are known there.</p>
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<p>(Before Mr. Justice Sutton.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19060521-name-208" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BURNS</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, employed at Longways, 279, Commercial Road. On May 5, about five minutes to twelve at night, I was going down Watney Street, with the intention of going into a shop where I deal regularly every Saturday. I had my money in my hip pocket, gold, silver, and bronze, mixed up together. I pulled my money out to get some coppers, and having picked them out, placed my money in my right hand trousers pocket. I was then struck in the chest by the prisoner, and I fell backwards on to the pavement. Prisoner got on top of me and put his hands in my right trousers pocket, and took my money out. I caught hold of him by the wrist, with one hand, and with the other I opened his hand. Some of the money dropped on to the pavement. I got out from underneath him and tried to pick a sovereign up I saw by his foot, but I could not because he was kicking. Prisoner got up and tried to get away, but I held on to him, and then a constable came up, and the people all round shouted, "Take him, take him."</p>
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