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<p>1907, FEBRUARY.</p>
<p>Vol. CXLVI.] [Part 869.</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</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 Tuesday, February 25th, 1907, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Bart.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-1" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD RIDLEY</persName> </hi>, Knight, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-2" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-3" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, K. C. M. G., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORATIO D. DAVIES</hi>, K. C. M. G., Sir
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-4" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Captain
<hi rend="smallCaps">W C SIMMONS</hi>, Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knight, K. C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-6" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALBERT"/>FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET</persName> </hi>, K. C., Common Serjeant of the said City; His Honour Judge
<hi rend="smallCaps">RENTOUL</hi>, Commissioner, and His Honour Judge
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-7" type="given" value="LUMLEY"/>LUMLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>, K. C., Commissioner, His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judge, of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BOOR CROSBY</hi>, Esq., Alderman</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-8" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY DUNN</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY RIDGE GREENHILL</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-9" type="given" value="ANDREW WILLIAM"/>ANDREW WILLIAM TIMBRELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TRELOAR, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>, Monday, February 25,</p>
<p>(Before the Recorder.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-1-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>wilfully and with intent to defraud making certain false entries in and omitting material particulars from a certain book and papers belonging to his said masters.</rs> It appeared that prisoner had been engaged for 14 years in robbing his em
<lb/>ployers of small sums. Prosecutors admitted that if a proper audit of their books had been had by the accountants they employed, prisoners' defalcations would have been discovered long before they reached the figure of £3,843, the total obtained from the firm since 1893, when prisoner entered their employment. Prosecutors recom
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<p>Mr. Arthur Powell prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-19" type="given" value="SYDNEY"/>SYDNEY HUGHES</persName> </hi>, assistant to Saqui and Lawrance, jewellers, 29-30, Liverpool Street. On January 24 about 8. 30 p.m. prisoner rushed into our shop in Liverpool Street and took a stand of metal watches from the counter and rushed out again. I went after him and brought him back. He was then given in charge. He had the stand in his hand; a few of the watches had dropped in the road. The value of the watches was about £2 10s.</p>
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<p>Prisoner (not on oath). On the night in question I was walking through Liverpool Street past the shop when a man rushed by me and threw the stand on the ground, and as I was stooping down to take it up the shop assistant seized me and charged me with stealing it. I knew nothing about going into the shop. I picked up the stand, but had no intention of stealing it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-21" type="given" value="SYDNEY"/>SYDNEY HUGHES</persName> </hi>, recalled. From the time prisoner came into the shop till I caught him I never lost sight of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-22" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>Herbert Martin</persName>, of stealing a clock from a jeweller's shop. Several other convictions were proved. Sentence,
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<p>To Tomlinson. I am certain you were running away, not walking.</p>
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<p>Statements before the magistrate: Best, nothing; Tomlinson, "I asked prosecutor if I was the man who interfered when him, and he said 'No.' I stated that I could not run, at I had been in hospital and am bandaged up now. "'</p>
<p>(Tuesday, February 26.)</p>
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<p>(Before the Common Serjeant.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Partridge prosecuted.</p>
<p>Smith pleaded guilty to having possession of several counterfeit shillings knowing them to be counterfeit and intending to pass them; not guilty to feloniously making.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT YEO</hi>, New Scotland Yard. I have had both prisoners under casual observation for about four months, and have frequently seen Smith coming out of 8, Norris Street, Hoxton, with Cooper. I have seen Cooper enter the house and remain an hour or longer, about 20 times. On February 11, 1907, at about 2. 30 p.m. I saw Cooper enter No. 8, Norria Street. She stayed half an hour, came out with Smith, walked through Hyde Road and several other streets into Rotherfield Street. Smith remained on the left-hand side of the street. Cooper crossed the road, entered an oil and colour shop, No. 2, Rotherfield Street, kept by Le May, remained there a few minutes, came out and joined Smith, and they entered the "Rotherfield Arms" public-house. I went to No. 2, Rotherfield Street, and received from Le May counterfeit shilling of 1892 (produced), which I marked "A. E. Y." I then entered the "Rotherfield Arms."where I found the prisoners drinking together. I told them I was a police officer, and that I was going to take them both into custody for uttering a counterfeit shilling to Mr. Le May. I showed them the coin, and they made no reply. I said. "Have you any more about you?" They said, "No." I conveyed them to</p>
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<p>Upper Street, Islington, Police Station, where they were charged with being concerned together in uttering, and handed over to the matron to be searched. The matron handed me six counterfeit shillings (produced) all dated 1892. I told prisoners they would be further charged with being concerned together in possessing those. Smith said in Cooper's presence when they were both in the dock, "If you had got us a few minutes before you would have found the coins on Cooper."Cooper made no remark on that. I asked their addresses. Smith gave No. 8, Norris Street, which I knew was her address. Cooper gave 60, St. John's Road, Hoxton. I then went to 8, Norris Street and searched the first floor back room accompanied by the landlady. I found between the bed and the mattress five finished shillings dated 1892 and nine unfinished shillings of the same date; on the sideboard three files with metal adhering to them, ladle, an earthenware cruciore, and a bottle containing cyanide of potassium; on the drawers a small quantity of tin and antimony, scissors, silver sand, and a bag of plaster of paris. I then went to 60, St. John's Road, and found Cooper did not live there, but learned that she was living at No. 68. In the first floor back room at No. 68 I found a plaster of paris mould and a bag of sand. In both eases I was admitted to the rooms, which were unlocked, by the lsndladies. I took these articles to Upper Street Police Station, sad told the prisoners they would be charged with being concerned together in possessing the 21 coins and in making counterfeit coins sad that Cooper would be further charged with feloniously possess
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<p>Cross-examined. Smith was away for some time in the infirmary with a bad leg, and was suffering afterwards from it, but was able to get about.</p>
<p>Re-examined. During the four months I have kept observation I have seen Smith about 20 times, sometimes with Cooper and some
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-41" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE TURNER</persName> </hi>, female searcher at Upper Street Station. On February 11 I searched the prisoners. On Smith I found six counterfeit shillings inside her corset. I found no other money upon her. On Cooper 1 found no money at all.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Smith. I saw you put a parcel inside your stays and asked you for it and you gave it me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-43" type="given" value="CAROLINA"/>CAROLINA HARRIS</persName> </hi>, 68, St. John's Road, Hoxton. Cooper has lived with me for three weeks up to her arrest, occupying the first floor back room, which I showed to Sergeant Yeo. I have seen Smith three or four times when she has called to see Cooper. I had nothing to do with the cleaning of the room.</p>
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<p>Cooper was then tried for the misdemeanor of possessing coun
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<p>Sentence, Cooper,
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<p>Mr. Partridge prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-46" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SPEARMAN</persName> </hi>, assistant to John Colman, 91, London Road, Brentford End. tobacconist. On Friday, January 11, 1907, at about 8. 15 p.m. prisoner bought 1d. worth of tobacco, 1/2 d. packet of A. G. cigarette-papers, and 1/2 d. worth of matches, and tendered a shilling coin, for which I gave him the articles and 10d. change. I put the shilling in the till, where there was no other shilling. A few minutes afterwards my master came to the till, took out the shilling, put a red hot poker to it, and it melted, and he threw the metal on the fire. On the next Friday evening, January 18, at about 815 Prisoner came again. My master served him with 1d. worth of tobacco and 1/2 d. A. G. cigarette-papers. Prisoner paid 1s., and received 101/2d. change and left. My master put the shilling in the till and went into his room. I said something to him, and he tried the coin with a chopper, broke the coin up, and put the fragments on the fire and they melted. On Friday, January 25, at about the same time prisoner again came to the shop, purchased similar articles, paid 1s., and received 10d. change, and left. We tried the shilling with a file and on a slate and found it to be bad. Colman went after the prisoner, but could</p>
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<p>not find him. On Friday, February 1, prisoner came again at the same time in the evening for 1d. worth of tobacco, a book of A. G. cigarette-papers, and 1/2 d. worth of matches. As I was serving him I stamped my foot on the floor and my master came oat into the shop tad asked me if I had taken the money. I said, "No, sir."He asked the prisoner if there was anything else, and he served him with the matches and cigarette-papers, I having given him the tobacco. I went out to fetch a policeman and brought one back.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am sure prisoner is the man who came on all four occasions. He was dressed as he is now, but toe second occasion be had a black tie over his white wrapper.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-47" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLMAN</persName> </hi>. 91 London Road, Isleworth, tobacconist I saw prisoner on three consecutive Friday nights, January 18 and 25 and February 1, 1907. On Friday, January 11 I took a coin out of the till, tried it with a red-hot poker, melted it, and destroyed it. It was shilling dated 1872, and it melted like lead. On January 18 I served him with tobacco and matches amounting to 2d., received 1s., gave 10d. change, and the prisoner left. I then found the coin was bad, chopped it up, threw it in the fire, and it melted like lead. On the following Friday, January 25, at the same time, 8.15 p.m., prisoner came again, bought similar articles, tendered 1s., received the change, and I found it was bad. The two previous coins being destroyed, I could not prosecute the man. The following Friday night at the same time prisoner came again. I had made arrange
<lb/>ments with my assistant, and he went for a policeman. Prisoner produced a florin. I examined it and told him it was bad. Prisoner held out his hand for the coin. I told him he could not have it back as it was bad. Prisoner then produced a half-crown in payment, which I took and gave him the change, 2s. 4d. My boy then came back with a policeman and I gave prisoner into custody.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am certain prisoner is the man who came on the three occasions. I go by his voice and his features and am posi
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-48" type="given" value="JAMES"/>P. C. JAMES WILSON</persName> </hi>,578 T. I was called in to Colman's shop on February 1, where the prisoner was standing. Colman said, "This man has just come into my shop and tendered a 2s. piece in payment for some goods which I believe to be bad." He then told me that prisoner had also been in the shop on three previous Fridays to make similar purchases, and on each occasion had tendered a bad shilling, two of which he had destroyed and the third he handed me with the florin, which I marked. Prisoner said, "He has made a mistake, I did not know it was bad"—meaning the florin that he had just tendered. I mean Colman said it was bad and prisoner said it was not bad. Prisoner said nothing with regard to the three previous Fridays. I took him to the station, searched him, and found on him 2 good 2s. piece, a good 6d., and 1s-01/2d. in bronze.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, Inspector of Counterfeit Coins to H. M. Mint. The florin and shilling produced are counterfeit.</p>
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<p>(Before Mr. Justice Ridley.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Charles Mathews and Mr. Arthur Gill prosecuted.</p>
<p>[Refer to report of the trial of Pesquale Pizzin, at January (1) Session, page 262 of this volume.]</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-53" type="given" value="SAVARIO"/>SAVARIO ROSSI</persName> </hi>, ice-cream vendor, 81, Kingsland Road. On Novem
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<lb/>duced). There is a cut on the left arm. The prisoner did it. They were carrying knives used to kill animals—butchers' knives. Someone stabbed me in the stomach before Notara arrived. Notara pulled out a pipe and held it as a revolver and threatened to fire. Prisoner and another would not go away until Notara three times threatened he would fire. Prisoner then threw away the knife and ran. I was taken to the hospital. I next saw prisoner in the Italian quarter and communicated with the police. At the trial of Pizzin I did not mention the cut in my throat. I did not then know if it was in the hospital that they put the stitches in my arm or the prisoner who stabbed me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-54" type="given" value="FELICE"/>FELICE NOTARA</persName> </hi>, parquet floorer, living at 81, Kingsland Road. I was in the public-house the "Rising Sun" on November 12 with</p>
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<p>Rossi. Prisoner was not there when I went in; he came in after
<lb/>wards with four others. I did not know those men before, only by sight. One was Pizzin. When prisoner came in there was no row or question whatever. I went away with Franki, Rinaldi, Rossi, and another. We went as far as the Italian Church. Prisoner and his friends were following us up. I had left Rossi, and when I went back to him I saw five of them with knives in their bands against Rossi. The prisoner was one of them. He was trying to get a stab at Rossi. When I got on the scene three of them, ran away, but prisoner and Pizzin remained. I then pulled my pipe out and threatened to fire. They then ran away, and threw their arms on the ground. I went away because I was afraid the policeman might take me for the man who did it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-55" type="given" value="ANTONIO"/>ANTONIO NEAPOLITANO</persName> </hi>, parquet floorer, 6, College Street, Penton
<lb/>ville. I was at the "Riling Sun" on this night. I saw prisoner and Pizzin and two or three more. I went up Back Hill to the Italian Church, and then saw the crowd stop and one speak to the other. Pizzin spoke to Rossi, and Rossi said, "I won't speak with you," sad went to the middle of the road. I saw Pizzin strike Rossi on his face, then I saw a lot of fighting. All had knives in their bands and were running about. Rossi had a knife or something like a knife, I do not know exactly—a poker or a knife. I saw prisoner strike Rossi. I was about half a yard away. Then Notara cams up and they all ran away.</p>
<p>To prisoner. I was not there the first time they had a row.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-56" type="given" value="SAVARIO"/>SAVARIO ROSSI</persName> </hi> recalled. I had nothing in my hand when I was defending myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-57" type="given" value="FELICE"/>FELICE NOTARA</persName> </hi> recalled. After the row was over Rossi picked a piece of iron from the ground. Rossi had nothing in his hand before that. I could not see exactly what it was that he picked up; it was too dark. It may have been one of the enemies weapons. I am certain it was not a knife. It was much bigger than an ice-pick.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-58" type="given" value="AUGUSTINO"/>AUGUSTINO RINALDI</persName> </hi>, 221, Green Street, Bethnal Green. I was in the "Rising Sun" on this night with Notara, Neapolitano, Franki, and Rossi. I saw prisoner there, and Pizzin. I was not aware of any quarrel. Five of us went out together. Neapolitano was with us. Prisoner and his friends followed us up. I left Rossi, and then came back and saw a group of persons, five or six. One little fellow called to Rossi and said "I want to speak to you." That was Pizzin. I walked a little way back, and then saw Pizzin give Rossi a smack in the face. I went between them and stopped them. Prisoner said, "Let go, otherwise I shall stab you." Then I saw them stabbing Rossi. I did not know what prisoner did. Rossi was kicking and using his fists. I did not see anything in his bands. Notara came up and they all ran away. I was frightened.</p>
<p>To prisoner. There was no question in the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">OLIVER FRANCIS PAYNES ATKEY</hi>, Senior Resident Medical Officer, Royal Free Hospital. Rossi was brought to the hospital</p>
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<p>on November 12. He had a wound in the abdomen about four inches below the lower border of the rlbs. It was likely to be caused by a sharp instrument. It was a dangerous wound. I made an incision in the abdomen and my assistant made another for the purpose of passing salt solution into the circulation to supply the loss of blood. The salt solution and the operation saved his life. The liver was wounded in three places. It was an upward wound (coat produced) It is impossible to say anything about the cuts; they have not gone through the lining.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERNEST BAXTER</hi>, E Division. On January 21 Rossi came to the police station and made a statement. I went with him to 46, Warner Street and arrested prisoner. He said, "Me know nothing about it."I took him to the station. I think all these Italians carry knives. They have feuds amongst each other, the origin of which can be traced some years back.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate: "I was in the public-house with some friends. When I came out I saw Pesquale Pizzin speaking to Savario Rossi. All of a sudden I saw Gaetano go towards them. I turned to a friend and said, 'I wonder what's up?' He said, 'It is nothing to do with us,' and the three of them were getting excited. I went towards them and said, 'You had better stop it. 'I saw Pesquale smack Rossi in the face, and Gaetano stabbed Rout I shouted to stop. Notara came up with something in his hand, and told them to stop. As soon as we saw Notara with something in his hand we ran away."</p>
<p>Prisoner (not on oath) said that if he was really guilty he would have run away when he saw Rossi in the Italian quarter. He (prisoner) did not take any notice of him. The only reason, he be
<lb/>lieved, Rossi went to the police-station to have him arrested was that by so doing he would find Gaetano, as he was prisoner's companion. Prisoner fell out with Gaetano because he was robbed by him. "I am innocent."</p>
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<p>Mr. Kershaw prosecuted. Mr. Fordham (at the request of the Court) defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-61" type="given" value="RICHARD EVAN DAVID"/>RICHARD EVAN DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am a director of Richard Evans and Co., Limited, trimming manufacturers and importers, Watling Street, City. My father, Sir David Evans, is governing director. Prisoner entered our employment as a clerk in the entering depart
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<p>1902 we gave him a six months' holiday. On his return his conduct was peculiar. He was found sleeping in baskets in odd corners of the house. He did not take his meals properly, and used to chew tobacco soaked in rum. In 1905 we had to get rid of him. He wrote most offensive letters to the heads of departments. On his dismissal we agreed to give him 30s. a week for 12 months, and after that 15s., on condition that he did not come near the place or molest anyone in our employ. The postcard produced, addressed to Sir David Evans, which forms the subject of this charge, is in prisoner's writing. (The card was: "Dear Sir David,—Your past life, through my brother-in-law in Llantrisant, is known. You have had 32 years of my life. You make your thousands, yet you starve Mr. More to follow.")</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Until 1900 prisoner was a steady, capable, respect
<lb/>able man. He got latterly to be very childish and to have delusions. (Witness produced a number of incoherent, abusive letters sent by prisoner to various people in the firm.) It has been reported to me that prisoner has threatened to serve my father and myself as Rayner served Whiteley.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM MILLER</hi>, City Police. On February 16 I went to Ilford and saw prisoner. I told him I had a warrant for his arrest. He said, "It's quite right; I sent the postcards."On the way to the City he said, "Sir David has been very good to me. My family have tantalised me and said that I have been living on charity, and I lifted all over London to get work. God only knows.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GODFREY</persName> </hi>. I have been in Messrs. Evans's employ as sales
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<p>Mr. Boyd prosecuted; Mr. Sands defended.</p>
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<p>it in my face; he was about a yard from me; I ducked, and the bullet went past my ear. Two days before this prisoner had threatened to blow my brains out, as he said I had been the means of his brother being arrested for something; that allegation was false.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have never seen, prisoner drunk. When the shooting took place there was only one passer-by, a lady; she it not here. He put the revolver right in my face; the flame caught my left cheek. He did not say a word to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-66" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH MOSON</persName> </hi>. I was standing talking to prosecutor (my young man) on this night. I saw prisoner fire the pistol and heard the whizz of the bullet.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HALES</persName> </hi>. I am prosecutor's father. I was at home on this evening, and heard a shot. When my daughter came bade with the policeman prisoner had gone. A little while after he came to my house and asked to see Harry. I said he was not in. and asked pri
<lb/>soner what he wanted him for? He replied, "Just for sport," and went away.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I cannot say that prisoner was drunk. I have seen him at times under the influence of drink. I have heard that he bad been on the drink all that day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM CRIDLAND</hi>, H Division. On February 7, about 9. 30 p.m., I saw prisoner in Stepney Causeway; when he saw me he ran away. I caught him and said, "I want you, Barry, for shooting at Hales. "He said, "I have not got the revolver now; if you had seen me a minute or so ago in the 'Glass House' you would have found it on me." I said, "You must come to the station."He said, "I'll fix him yet; there will be no more Hales when I have done with him."'</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner lives about 100 yards from prosecutor. People in this neighbourhood are rather a rough lot; they use bad language pretty freely, but their bark is worse than their bite. I searched the vicinity, and could find no trace of the revolver or mark of a bullet. Prisoner was sober when I arrested him; I saw no signs of drink. I have heard that he bad been on the drink on this day.</p>
<p>No evidence was called for the defence. Prisoner's counsel urged that there was no intent to murder or to do grievous bodily harm, that the shooting was merely a piece of drunken bravado, with intent to frighten prosecutor.</p>
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<p>Mr. Symmons prosecuted.</p>
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<lb/>ing the streets and houses referred to in the evidence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK PENFOLD</hi>, 229 E. On February 8, at 12. 55 a.m., I was on duty in Tavistock Place. I saw two men stand
<lb/>ing just outside 56, Tavistock Square, a corner house. As I ap
<lb/>proached one of them tapped twice with his heel on the pavement. Prisoner and another man came up from the area. The four walked away and I followed. I had got within two yards of prisoner when he turned round and covered me with a revolver, saying, "If you touch us I will shoot you."I closed with him. One of the men caught my tin sharply, and they all got away. I ran after the prisoner. He ran back into Tavistock Square and down Upper Bedford Place. Outside No. 38 he turned back again, as he saw another constable coming towards him. He pointed the revolver straight at me without saying anything. I tried to run into him, but he ran too fast. I ran titer him into Tavistock Square. There I saw him as he ran throw some iron instrument into the garden of the square. Opposite 37, Gordon Square I caught him up. He again pointed the revolver at me. I closed with him and threatened to strike him with my staff, He then said, "All right, I'll give in." A man named Perks came up just as I caught prisoner and helped me to take him to the station. The revolver produced is the one I took from prisoner. It was loaded in four chambers. Prisoner was quite sober. When he was brought up at Bow Street I was there and he sew me before the case came on. I had the revolver with me. He said, "I wonder what's the matter with that thing; it's not my fault it didn't go off. You're lucky. Just look end see what's the matter with it."</p>
<p>To Prisoner. I did not mention this last conversation when I gave evidence at the police court on February 8.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-72" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PERKS</persName> </hi>, carman, 7, Edinburgh Place, Dura Road, Islington. At one o'clock on this morning I was in Torrington Place. I heard a police whistle blowing and ran in the direction of the sound. At the corner of Upper Bedford Place I saw prisoner running; other men were running as well. I thought they were pursuing him. When I got close to prisoner he held the revolver close to my head and I heard a click. He doubled back past me into Tavistock Square. I ran after him. I came up just as Penfold caught him, and I held him while Penfold took the revolver from him.</p>
<p>Prisoner declared that the witness had perjured himself. He did not come on the scene at all until after the arrest.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY THOMAS</hi>, 109 E., proved finding the jemmy (produced) in the garden of Tavistock Square.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMBS MOORE</hi>, E Division. On February 8, at two am, I went to 56, Tavistock Square. The house had been broken into, but nothing had been taken. There were marks on the door correspond
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<p>To Prisoner. The marks were on the cartridges when I took them from the revolver.</p>
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<lb/>volver and cartridges, just as he received them from last witness, to Mr. Churchill, on February 11.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-73" type="given" value="EDWARD JOHN"/>EDWARD JOHN CHURCHILL</persName> </hi>, gun, rifle, and cartridge manufacturer, 8, Agar Street, Strand, said he had examined the revolver and the four cartridges. He explained the mechanism of the revolver, and proved that owing to its dirty condition it had missed fire, at was shown by the marks on the two cartridges. The weapon was a Smith
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES PARSONS</hi>, 29 E. R. On February 8 I was at Hunter Street Police Station, acting temporarily as cell warder. While prisoner was having a wash he said to me, "It's a near thing for that policeman last night; if the thing had gone off it would have been all over with him"; I said, "Well, it's a very cowardly thing to do"; he said, "He had his truncheon, and I in
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<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate: "I don't wish to make any statement whatever, except that it is not true to say that there were three men with me; there was no man with me when I cane out of this area; the men on the corner had nothing to do with me."</p>
<p>Prisoner. (not on oath) repeated that he was alone in the burglary; when be saw the policeman he pulled out the revolver to frighten him; Penfold was scared and crouched down, and prisoner took the opportunity to run away. He had no intention to murder. He was guilty of the burglary, but innocent of this charge.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-15-19070225 t19070225-15-punishment-19"/>Seven years' on the other indictment, to run concurrently.</rs> The Court (taking notice of the resolution of the Grand Jury) highly commended Penfold and Perks for their bravery; the latter was ordered a reward of £2, and the attention of</p>
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<p>(Before the Recorder.)</p>
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<p>(Before the Common Serjeant.)</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070225-17-offence-1 t19070225-name-76"/>Polly Steinberg</persName> with £13, in order that he might pay same to certain persons, did frau
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<p>Mr. Rogerson prosecuted; Mr. L. S. Green defended.</p>
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<lb/>toy Street, examined through an interpreter. On Monday evening, February 18, prisoner came to the shop between 10 and hall past. The wages were to be paid that night. I had about £4. My hus
<lb/>band went away that afternoon. I had a watch and chain which I panned for £9. When Berg came I had the £13 all in sovereigus ready for the workmen. When Berg called alt the employees sur
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<lb/>panied by another man, asked me for my husband. I bad received a telegram from my husband that he was in Paris. Berg asked me vast the employés wanted, and I said they wanted their wages. He said, "Give mo the £13 and I will pay them out the wages." I took from my handkerchief the £13, and counted, it out and said to the workmen, "This man (Berg) is going to pay you out, and he will see that the signatures are right."I can neither read nor write. Then Berg went with the money downstairs into the workshop. I followed him downstairs, and saw him in the workshop playing about with the wood shavings. His companion was not there. I said, "Give me the £13 back."and he said, "I did not take the £13; my partner took it." I screamed and sent for a policeman.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have been in this country four years. I do not speak English. I do not know where my husband is now. I did not preserve the telegram I received from him. I do not know that he has gone away owing his creditors money. I do not know that he owed the firm of Berg and Horowitz £9 6s. 4d. for goods</p>
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<p>supplied in the month of February. I know that prisoner, besides being a tobacconist, also carried on business with Horowitz as a woodcutter and sawyer, and worked for any husband. Prisoner came with his partner on the evening of February 16, and asked to see my husband. They came again, I think, the following (Sunday) evening. I do not know that my husband had also borrowed £5 of Berg. On Monday, the 18th, Berg came in the morning at 11 o'clock and asked for my husband, and again at three. When they came in the even
<lb/>ing one of them said. "Tell me the truth. Where is your husband?" I gave all the £13 to prisoner Berg. It is not true that all I handed over was £4 to Horowitz. There was also a boy present., but I do not know his name. Prisoner gave the money to his partner and said, "Go on."I started crying and screaming, thinking I had lost the money. I told prisoner the workmen were waiting for their wages. He then said, "Give me the £13, I will pay the wages." I think the boy who was present came to write out the bills for the working men, but I do not know anything about my husband's business. He did not tell me what he came there for.</p>
<p>At the request of a Juryman, witness produced the pawnbrokers ticket for the £9.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-78" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON SUGARMAN</persName> </hi>, cabinet maker, 10, Teesdale Street, Bethnal Green. I work for Mr. Steinberg. I remember Monday, February 18. We were all day waiting for the wages. In the evening prisoner came with his partner and asked Mrs. Steinberg what the men were asking for. Mrs. Steinberg said she had been informed that her husband bad left her. Berg then asked, "Have you got sufficient money for the working men?" Mrs. Steinberg said she had pawned her watch for £9, and had £4 before. Then Berg said, "Give the money to me. I will pay them out." She then went upstairs with prisoner and his partner and myself. Mrs. Steinberg took the money from her dress and gave it to prisoner, who asked, "Have you got a list whom to pay?" Mrs. Steinberg said, "I have no books, but I have on a piece of paper written down the names to whom it is to be paid." Berg took the paper in his hand and asked how much was due to me. I said £2 16s. Berg then said that on the paper there was only written down £2 10s. for me. In the meantime the other working men had come up and also asked for payment. Prisoner said to a man named Abraham Pullock, "Go downstairs and make a proper bill of how much is due to everybody." Then Berg handed over the money to his partner, who said "Good-night" and was gone. We then sur
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<p>Cross-examined. I have been in England three years. The wages were usually paid when work was delivered. There was no specified day for payment. I saw Mr. Steinberg on Saturday, when he showed me a cheque, but he was too late to cash it. On Monday morning we saw him and told him it was time to pay up. He said he would soon</p>
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<p>cash the cheque and went out, but he did not return. Mrs. Steinberg told as that her husband had gone away for an order. Prisoner and his partner came on the Monday before sunset to ask whether Steinberg was in. I do not remember whether they came for the amount of their bill. I am prepared to swear that Horowitz was up
<lb/>stairs the whole of the time until the money was given over. Mrs. Steinberg said, "Here is £13."Berg counted the money and said, "There is no more than £13."Prisoner suggested that he should give me £2, but I said my wages were £2 16s. He did not say, "I cannot give you any more because I have only got £4."At the back of the shop were other workmen, with their wives crying.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. Sugarman was offered £2, but he said his wages were £2 16s. There was a good deal of confusion. There were nine or 10 workmen, and they all wanted the money. I saw prisoner take the money from Mrs. Steinberg, but I did not see him hand it to Horowitz.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD TURLE</hi>, 288 H. I remember being called to Hanbury Street on Monday, February 18. I saw prosecutrix and prisoner in the workshop. She said, "I wish to give this man in custody for stealing £13 in gold." She spoke in broken English. Prisoner said, "I know nothing about it."I arrested prisoner and took him to the station, where he denied the charge. He also said, "Mr. Steinberg owes me some money. I went there for it, and saw Polly Steinberg. I asked her for the money and she gave me £4 and said, '"You can go on with that. I gave her a receipt for the £4. "</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner said Steinberg owed him £13 or £14.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BROGDEN</hi>, W Division. I have made in
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<p>The Commdn Serjeant observed that the only case seemed to be that there had been a squabble between the people who had supplied materials and the workmen as to who was to get the money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GREEN</hi>. Of course, there must be an intention to defraud. If a man takes money intending to appropriate it to his own legal debt it would not come within the statute.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>. If a man takes money thinking it ought to be paid to him, of course, that would not be a fraudulent taking within the meaning of the statute, which means converting it to his own use, knowing that he was doing something equivalent to stealing, however, I cannot withdraw the case from the jury.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. Mrs. Steinberg said she had £13 to pay the men, but she was afraid to pay them as they might claim again, and asked us to see that they signed. A young fellow Lubech, who had come to collect money, also was there. What Mrs. Steinberg had in the handkerchief I could not say. I only saw £4.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT BOREHAM</hi>, H Division. On the afternoon of Feb
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<p>(Before Judge Lusnley Smith.)</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">SARAH PARFREY</hi>. On January 3 I went into the kitchen and saw prisoner lying on the floor with the knife (produced) in his hand. He had. been drinking. He said, "Look what I have done."I said, "You have stabbed poor Minnie's arm.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PALMER</hi>. On January 3 I saw Minnie Seymour lying on the floor bleeding from a wound in her right arm and prisoner with a wound in his throat; I took them to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM JOHN WILKINSON</hi>. On January 3 we received Minnie Seymour into the hospital suffering from a wound in her right arm eight inches deep. She will never recover the use of the arm entirely. Prisoner was suffering from a superficial wound in the throat.</p>
<p>Prisoner stated that he went out with one or two friends and took too much, and he intended to support his sister.</p>
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<p>(Before Mr. Justice Ridley.)</p>
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<p>every night. There was a Mr. Whellock who visited us. At times prisoner had little quarrels with deceased, nothing out of the way. He once complained to me about the way my sister turned her head away when he wanted to kiss her. He seemed very affectionate to her. I did not see the letter of January 10 from prisoner to deceased before the latter's death, only the envelope. I was at home on January 11, with my sister, when prisoner and Mr. Whellock called. We played whist. At half-past 10 Mr. Whellock got up to go. I went downstairs with him, leaving my sister and prisoner together. When prisoner came down I noticed he looked rather white, and he made the remark that he would go mad. He shook hands and went out. I saw him again on the Saturday about two; that was a most unusual time for him to call. He said he wanted to confide in me about my sisters treatment of him. I said he spoilt her; it was his fault. He said he could not go on like this; it was worrying him. I sympathised with him, and told him not to take any notice. I asked him to come in the evening. He said he did not know what to do. Mr. Whellock came in about five that evening, then my sister, then; the prisoner, about quarter past six. When I joined the party up
<lb/>stairs prisoner seemed very white and agitated. He said he was not wanted; he was going. I advised him not to be silly, and to be friends. My sister said he put his fist up to her, and she started erring. I said, "Nonsense, he did-not mean it." My sister said he could go and take his ring with him. He said she did not want him; he would go and throw himself over one of the bridges. He then went out. I asked Mr. Whellock to fetch him back. I saw them in the street, and from the window asked them to wait a minute, at we were coming out. My sister and I joined them in the street. Mr. Whellock suggested we should go to a music-hall, which we did. I do not think prisoner made any remark as to that. My. sister and prisoner walked behind. They seemed to be quarrelling. My sister said Teddy had got all the money. In the music-hall I do not believe they spoke, nor on the way back. I went with Mr. Whellock to do some shopping. Not 10 minutes later we got home and found pri
<lb/>soner and my sister there. One was sitting on one side of the room and one the other, both reading. That was about nine o'clock. Mr. Whellock suggested that prisoner and he should have a drink, and they went out. When they came back in about 20 minutes whist was suggested, and we played till 20 minutes past 10. Then I went down
<lb/>stairs with Mr. Whellock, leaving the other two alone. I heard a rather loud noise. Then we heard two shots in succession, and we both ran upstairs together. As I got near the door I heard another report. When I got into the room I saw my sister lying on her face in front of the fire. Mr. Whellock was in front of Mr. He was try
<lb/>ing to take a revolver out of the prisoner's hand. My sister's face was covered with blood. I asked prisoner how he could have done it and he said he was sorry. He kissed my sister. Mr. and Mrs. Jamieson, the people who keep the house, came in, and Mr. Whellock handed the revolver over to Mr. Jamieson. My sister had been wear
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<p>a ring when the prisoner came. She had taken it off when they were playing cards and had not put it on again (Witness identified two letters from the prisoner as his writing—to the best of her belief.)</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When I first knew prisoner he was quiet and re
<lb/>served. He seemed to change latterly and lost a good deal of his cheerfulness. I have no doubt it was due to the relations between him and my sister having changed. Prisoner seemed passionately at
<lb/>tached to her. He was liked by everybody. He used to write fre
<lb/>quent letters to deceased and complained that she did not answer his letters. They used to see each other daily. My sister objected to his writing so often. It was irksome to her to reply. On January 11 he seemed very white and agitated. When he went away he was in a state of great excitement. I was very nervous about what he might do to himself. I saw a great deal of him. He was not in the habit of taking drink He used to go out with Mr. Whellock sometimes, but I do not know what they had. He had no food on the Saturday evening, as far as I knew, from quarter to six till the fatal moment.</p>
<p>Re-examined. It was since last Christmas (about) that I noticed the change in prisoners manner. My sister seemed to treat him the same as usual after the engagement. She did not always allow him to kiss her. I do not know whether she intended to put an end to the engagement. Prisoner did not seem to be affected by the drink lie had on the last evening.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-100" type="given" value="ARTHUR WILLIAM PHILLIPS"/>ARTHUR WILLIAM PHILLIPS WHELLOCK</persName> </hi>. I have known the last wit
<lb/>ness about nine or 10 months, and her sister about six months; the prisoner I have known about four or five months. I used to visit at 12, Speenham Road. On January 11 I did not notice any difference in the manner of the prisoner or the younger Miss Wakeling. We had a game of whist and I left about 10. 30. Mrs. Ellis went with me to the street door, leaving prisoner and Florence upstairs. Pri
<lb/>soner came down in three or four minutes. He seemed very much upset. I followed him into the street; he appeared to be crying, and said something to the effect that she would not kiss him. I said I would meet him the next evening about 5. 30 by the Bon Marche. I went to Speenhaim Road next day about 4. 45, Mrs. Ellis was there, and the younger sister came in about 5. 30 and the prisoner soon after. He greeted her. She did not take any notice of him. I left the room, and returned shortly after with Mrs. Ellis. Prisoner walked across the room and said, "I am not wanted here. I will put myself over the bridge."He went downstairs and I followed. I told him not to upset himself over it; but he said he had got some laudanum at home and he would finish it that way. I told him not to do anything rash for his mother's sake. He said, "Rash? I am rash enough to do anything." He asked me to go upstairs and fetch his umbrella, which I did. I suggested that we should go to a music
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<p>when Mrs. Ellis and I left them and went to do tome shopping. We were absent about 20 minutes and then returned to Speenham Road. Prisoner and deceased were sitting opposite sides of the room read
<lb/>ing, and did not take any notice of each other. I suggested that prisoner and I should go out and get a drink. We went out and had one hitter and one whisky, and returned to Speenham Road. I suggested that we should have a game of whist, and we all played till about 10. 20. I did not notice anything out of the ordinary in pri
<lb/>soner's behaviour then. I rose to go about 10. 20, and Mrs. Ellis went down with me, leaving the others upstairs. I said "Good
<lb/>night" to Mrs. Ellis, and heard what I thought was a gas globe burst. I went to the bottom of the stairs and listened, and heard what I thought to be two shots. I ran upstairs, and when on the landing beard another shot fired. I went into the room and saw the prisoner with a revolver, standing over Florrie, as though about to put another shot into her. The girl was lying on the ground. I closed with him and took the revolver away. He resisted. I said, "This is a case for the police." He said, "I know." The landlord, Mr. Jaime
<lb/>son, came in, and I handed the revolver to him. I took the prisoner downstairs and blew a whistle, and then returned with prisoner to the room end attended to the girl. Prisoner tried twice to kiss her. A police sergeant came in. when I was in the public-house with prisoner he asked me why Florrie had her best dress on. I said I did not know. He asked me if I knew where she had been. I did not know.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was introduced to prisoner four or five months ago. I thought he was a very quiet, steady sort of fellow. Shortly before this occurrence the seemed to be a bit upset, as if he had some trouble on his mind. I always thought he was of that nature. I had so doubt that he was passionately attached to Florrie. She seemed very cold to him, but sometimes responded. Her manner seemed to upset him. When he said he would throw himself over the bridge he was excited, and I went after him and quieted bun. He is abste
<lb/>miens, and we have not had more. than five or six drinks together. I suggested going to the music-hall, hoping to make things friendly all round. I had always found prisoner a good-natured, well-behaved, quiet and modest young man.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-101" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM LACK</persName> </hi>, 4, Thornton Avenue, Streatham. I am a director of the Bon Marché, Limited, Brixton, where prisoner had been employed since November 16, 1903, as assistant in the Dyeing and Cleaning Department. He earned about 30s. a week. On January 12 I received a letter (Exhibit 4) which I believed to come from prisoner. He was unable to attend that day.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I always found him punctual, sober, and indus
<lb/>trious, and on good terms with his fellow workers. I had no fault to find with him.</p>
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<p>firearms at the time in question, and Mr. Whellock and Mrs. Ellis running upstairs. I fallowed and saw the deceased lying on the hearth-rug face downwards. Whellock was holding the prisoner and handed me the revolver. I took the pistce to the police-station and informed an officer. I heard prisoner say, "She is not fit to live."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had frequently seen prisoner and had some con
<lb/>versation with him, but not relative to deceased.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-103" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ADDY</persName> </hi>,. counter clerk, Mark Lane Pool Office. I issued the gun license (produced) to a man I cannot identify in the name of John Edward Wyatt, of 15, Tintern Street, Clapham, at 10. 5 a.m. January 12.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-104" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DAVIS</persName> </hi>, Offord Road, Barnsbury, assistant to Blanch and Sons. Gracechurch Street. I sold this revolver to prisoner and 100 cartridges between 10 and 11 on January 12. He produced this gun
<lb/>license. He gave 12s. 6d. for the revolver and 3s. 6d. for the car
<lb/>tridges. This register is kept in the shop, as ordered by the Art. These pellets are similar to those in the cartridges, and the missfire cartridge is similar to those sold to prisoner. The missfire was caused by the rough way the weapon is finished.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-105" type="given" value="MARY"/>MART JAMIESON</persName> </hi>, wife of Alexander Jamieson. Prisoner came about 11 a.m. on January 12 and asked if Miss Wakeling (Mrs. Ellis) was in I asked him to come later, as she could not see him then. He said he wanted to see her in regard to Florrie's treatment of him—that sometimes she would turn her head from him and would at other times be quite pleasant. I said I thought it was her way, and that she often treated her sister so. He said he thought Florrie was deceiving him. When he got outside I asked him to come back later and have a talk with Miss Wakeling. He was not sure whether he would. He came back about two, and again about six. He left shortly after. He came down in a terrible hurry, and I heard them call him to come back. He was terribly upset, and I went to the door and called him back to have a cup of tea and think no more of it. He said he had had enough tea, and he thought of going to Portsmouth the next day to see Florrie's father and mother and ask them if they knew how she was going on. He also said it would be a sad day if he saw Florrie with anybody else. Mr. Whellock came down and I left them.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I knew prisoner soon after the Misses Wakeling came to my house. He appeared to be very well-behaved, and a very nice young fellow. He was very much attached to deceased, and I am sure was faithful to her. He seemed quite unlike himself on the 12th, Saturday morning—depressed. I knew of no other cause for it. Florrie seemed to be cold and indifferent to him at times.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILLSOM</persName> </hi>, police-inspector, Brixton. Mr. Jamieson came to the station at 10. 30 p.m. on January 12 and made a statement and I sent two officers to 12, Speenham Road. He handed me this five-chamber revolver. It contained four empty cartridges and a live one, on the copper head of which was a slight indentation, as if it had</p>
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<p>missed fire. I went on the morning of the 13th, after the body was removed, and found this bullet on the rug where she had been lying.</p>
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<lb/>stable Smith, 125 W, to the house in question, and found Florence Wakeling lying on the hearth-rug on the first floor on her left side, and the prisoner being detained by Whellock. I told him I should take him into custody for shooting a girl. I did not know her name. He replied, "I see."I handed him over to the other constable, who took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER SMITH</hi>, 125 W. I went to the house, and took prisoner to the station. He said nothing on the way. He took from his pocket the two letters (produced), sealed and stamped, and said, "Will you kindly post these for me? One is to my mother and the other is to the girl's mother."I searched him, and found four loose cartridges in his outside overcoat pocket, also a bundle of documents rolled roughly together, with pencil notes. "I think Arthur is a bit too familiar with you, even for a brother-in-law. He does to you what you would not allow even me to do. I think he takes too many liberties. You would consider them so on my part, and I think I have known you the longest, and am supposed to stand in a closer relationship than him. If I were to do some of the things he does you would consider them liberties. It seems a great pity if girl cannot love a man without going in fear of him taking her life and his own, should she prove unfaithful in any way. I suppose the fact is, very probably, she disappointed him in some way or ways after, at times, encouraging him, and the disappointment upset his mental balance, and he became, from a bright sort of chap, to moody, sullen, irritable sort—gets morbid in his thoughts and visions, and seems so miserable that the future does not seem worth living for, and he begins to wish to end it somehow—he does not care how. She will be cross because of this letter. She would not ring me up. She wants to be discharged from me—she is afraid of J. She would not kiss me to-night.""I want to ask you a question. Will you answer it candidly? Why is it that when I kiss you, you turn your face away? As your accepted lover, it is quite reasonable I should expect to have that privilege. When she is wrong with you and won't do what you wish, and won't be civil—in fact, is entirely off-hand, say nothing. If you are in the wrong apologise once for all. Take no further notice of her except to be civil without being off-hand yourself. Keep in a good temper, be bright and cheerful, appear not to notice anything wrong. Talk occasionally about various things. How much longer are you going to punish me for the way that other fellow treated you? I is most cruel and unjust of you to treat me so. I have not deserved it. Are you afraid of me? Are you afraid I shall do the same? Cannot you trust me better than that? Do you trunk I shall fail to appreciate your love and affectionate regard for me? Do you suppose, if you allow me to be</p>
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<p>affectionate to you, that I shall tire of you? F—, this misunder
<lb/>standing makes me very unhappy—I cannot enjoy life as I should—I cannot work and cannot live with this pain always at, my heart. F—, you do not realise how much I love you. You do not under
<lb/>stand, F—. I write this to you instead of telling you personally, because whenever I do you seem to get offended and will not listen. Your treatment so upsets me that I cannot think what I should say. When I come round to see you, you receive me so coldly that you freeze me up. When I leave you scarcely kiss me. I have never known much love in my life—perhaps my fault. I longed for it now from you. Help me—feed me with your helpful love. "</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-107" type="given" value="JOSHUA"/>JOSHUA FACEY</persName> </hi>, mortuary attendant, Coroner's Court, Loughborough Junction. I had charge of the body of Florence Wakeling from 11 am., January 13, till 10. 15 a.m., January 17. It was placed on the post-mortem table. I stripped it at once and shook the clothing, which I turned inside out. On the 19th I cleaned the mortuary room and found this bullet under the table. It could not have been there before the 12th as the place had been washed down time after time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-108" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBERTSON</persName> </hi>, physician and surgeon, 337, Brixton Road. I was called to 12, Speenham Road on the night of January 12, where I saw the young woman lying on the floor. She had a bullet wound through her right eye and another through her right breast, which penetrated the chest. She was alive, collapsed, pulse less, and in a dying condition. I remained with her till 1. 15 on Sunday.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-109" type="given" value="GEORGE BREBNER"/>GEORGE BREBNER SCOTT</persName> </hi>, Divisional Surgeon of Police. I was called to 12, Speenham Road at 11 pm. Saturday, January 12. Dr. Robertson has exactly described the condition of affairs. I remained with her till seven o'clock Sunday morning, when she died. She did not regain consciousness. I made a postmortem on the 13th. She died of the two bullet wounds and internal hemorrhage. One bullet was buried in the base of the skull, which had to be chiselled out, and the other was in the root of the left lung. These are the bullets. The bullet found in the mortuary had not pierced her.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-110" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FOWLER</persName> </hi>, police inspector. I saw the prisoner at Brixton Police Station on January 13. I said, "I am a police-inspector. You will be charged with the wilful murder of Florence Wakeling by shoot
<lb/>ing her with a revolver last night at 12, Speenham Road." He made no reply. He was then charged, and the charge read over to him. He again made no reply. I then directed that he should be searched, and while that was being done he turned to me and said, "Did she retain consciousness?" I went to 15, Tintern Street, the address given by prisoner, and searched his room. In a box I found these two boxes of cartridges, one containing 50 unopened and the other 35. Also a number of letters and, apparently, drafts of letters.</p>
<p>Mr. Elliott desired the following to be read: "Florrie,—You have made me a very happy man, for did not you say on Sunday evening that we are engaged? Now, dear, that is the first time I have heard</p>
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<p>you say so, and now, dear, you must give me all the privileges that an engaged man is entitled to. Yes, dear, you must not turn your face away when I kiss you. I must have my kisses in true fashion, as all true lovers should, so when I come to-morrow evening and you meet me with a happy, smiling face let me press my lips to yours firmly, but gently," etc. (Some further letters were also read.)</p>
<p>A Juror. Were those letters received by the deceased?</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Ridley. No, I Chink I can suggest to you they are drafts, intended to be used as letters. I think Mr. Elliott will agree with that.</p>
<p>Mr. Elliott. If your lordship pleases. There is a witness, Dr. Brabant, I should like to ask a few questions of.</p>
<p>Mr. Arthur Gill. I understand my friend does not raise any ques
<lb/>tion at to the prisoner's sanity, and, under those circumstances, I do not object to his calling that witness.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-111" type="given" value="THOMAS HUGHES"/>THOMAS HUGHES BRABANT</persName> </hi>, Post Office district medical officer. I am a physician and surgeon, and in my position I had prisoner's father, a postman attached to the Buckingham Palace Road Office, under my care and supervision. He was pensioned off before the usual time as he had some delusions and suspicions of his superior officers which interfered with his doing his work properly. They were, I believe, quite unfounded.</p>
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<p>In reply to His Lordship's question as to the grounds upon which they based their recommendation, the Jury replied that it was on tat general circumstances of the case and then added "Hereditary taent."</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Ridley. Do the whole jury say that?</p>
<p>The Foreman. Yes, my lord.</p>
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<p>(Before the Recorder.)</p>
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<p>Sir Charles Mathews prosecuted; Mr. Leycester defended.</p>
<p>Sir C. Mathews stated that he proposed to offer no evidence. The prisoner was the agent in London of a German company, receiving moneys which with the authority of his principals he had paid into his own banking account. On the invitation of a director of the com
<lb/>pany, his principals, he had made a full confession of all sums which he had received and had not forwarded; had handed over everything which he possessed by way of restitution, including his furniture, jewellery, etc.; had further, with the guarantee of his father-in-law, undertaken to repay the balance of the indebtedness, together with interest, out of his salary, on the understanding that he retained his position with the company; and after that an information had been sworn. Before the alderman still further restitution had been offered, but the alderman had declined at that stage to allow the prosecution to be withdrawn, preferring that the whole of the facts should be stated before this Court. On behalf of the prosecution he proposed to offer no evidence.</p>
<p>Mr. Leycester stated that not only was it the practice for the defen
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<p>(Before the Common Serjeant.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Bohn prosecuted.</p>
<p>The charge was not pressed, though prosecutrix, who has a shop on Ludgate Hill, was stated to have lost £250 worth of jewellery through the outrage, the damage being, however, covered by insurance. Pri
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<p>Mr. Kershaw prosecuted.</p>
<p>Sub-Divisional Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRY ANDREWS</hi>, Public Carriage Office, Scotland Yard. Badge 3,375 was issued to Edward Ernest Nicholl under a license of the same number on February 3, 1906, pursuant of 32 and 33 Vic. cap 115, and If not revoked or suspended or renewed the license should have been delivered up on the corresponding date in 1907. The licenses are sometimes renewed a day or two before
<lb/>hand, and when renewed the old ones are returned and new licenses issued. If a license is lost a declaration is made to that effect in the presence of an officer of the department. A description of the licensee appears on the license. On the license issued to Nicholls (produced) his age now appears as 43. When the license was issued the age was 33, and has been altered by erasure. The signature of the licen
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<p>one various cafe proprietors employing the licensee write in their names, giving the dates when he entered and left their respective services. The cab proprietor retains the license while the licensee is driving for him. I know prisoner, who was first licensed as a cab
<lb/>driver and proprietor on July 1, 1884, and remained licensed till 1896. From 1900 to 1902 he was licensed as a stage driver. The badge produced is an old stage driver's badge, such as was worn by 'busmen up till last year. It was originally a chocolate colour, and it has been painted over with black and white to make it resemble the present cab-driver's badge. In case of renewal the driver would have the same badge if it was in good condition, but if it was defaced he would have a new one and a new license would be made out with a corresponding number. I was at the Clerkenwell Police Court in February where prisoner was charged with unlawfully acting as driver. I further charged him with being in possession of a counter
<lb/>feit badge and with forging a license. He said in reply, "I bought it forged."After the charge was taken by the inspector on duly he said, "There is only one charge I admit; that is using the license; I do not admit the other." I should mention that the license prisoner formerly held was in the name of William Henry Scott.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE SCOTT</hi>, Public Carriage Office. I issued the license produced (No. 3375) to Edward Ernest Nicholl on February 3, 1906. The age was stated to be 33. I checked it by the register of old licenses. We never issue a license with an erasure. The badge found on prisoner was not the badge then issued.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-131" type="given" value="ERNEST EDWARD"/>ERNEST EDWARD NICHOLL</persName> </hi>, cab-driver, 6, Auckland Street, Vauxhall, wearing the genuine badge No. 3375, gave evidence as to receiving the license and badge on the date mentioned by the previous wit
<lb/>nesses. The front page of the license had since been altered by the alteration of the age from 33 to 43. He was 34 last birthday. He worked for proprietors named Raybold, Holden, and Newman. After leaving Newman in August, 1906, he worked for a Mr. Gosling, of Paradise Road, Clapham, and handed his license to Charles Bennett, the foreman. After he had driven for Gosling for some little time Bennett communicated to him that the license had been mislaid or lost. He went to Scotland Yard subsequently and obtained a dupli
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<p>Prisoner came to him as Nicholl.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT LORD</hi>. Public Carriage Office. On January 30 of this year, while in company of Police-constable Churchman, I saw prisoner driving a four-wheeled cab in the Euston Road. He was wearing the badge produced. I asked him the number of his badge, and he replied, "All right. The game is up. I know him," referring to Churchman. I took him to the Hunter Street Police Station, where he was charged with acting as a driver without a license and with forging the badge. He said, "I plead guilty to driving without a license, but not to forging the badge."The badge produced is not a proper badge. I obtained the license produced from Mr. Copplestone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">OWEN CHURCHMAN</hi>, 160, Public Carriage Office. I was with last witness when prisoner was arrested. I was left alone with him in the police station, when he said to me, "Copplestone held my license in the name of Nicholl, and when that license expires I know where to get another. The police are very clever in altering the colour of the badges, but we are as clever as they. I have a wife tad six children—my wife only weighs 6 st.—and I must do some
<lb/>thing to keep them."At the Clerk en well Police Court I asked him where he got the badge, and he replied that he got it from a man celled Gippo at Vauxhall, whose proper name he did not know, to whom he paid £1 for the badge and license. Prisoner also said, "When the badge was brought to me first the age did not correspond with mine, and I told him if he altered the badge I would buy it." Next day he brought it to me with the age altered, and I bought it for £1."</p>
<p>Prisoner, in defence, said it was a common thing for cab proprietors to have four or five licenses at one time, and he himself had licenses for Aldershot and Ascot besides his own immediate locality and an exchange of licenses amongst cabmen was no uncommon thing.</p>
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<p>Mr. Curtis-Bennett prosecuted; Mr. S. A. Kyffin defended.</p>
<p>Evidence of the payment to prisoner of the various sums which are the subject of the present indictment was given by Mrs. Sarah Dim
<lb/>mock, 44, Douglas Road, Kilburn, £1 2s., on November 8; May Bulgin, 28, Lushinton Road, Harlesden, 10s. 9d., November 10; Mrs. Rose James, 103, Clifford Gardens, Kensal Rise, 9s. 3d., on Novem
<lb/>ber 3; Elizabeth Bowden, 70, Chevening Road, Kensal Rise, 10s. 6d., on December 13; Cissie Saunders, 44, Douglas Road, Brondesbury, £1 2s., on November 14; Eleanor Abbott, 25, Chevening Road, Kansal Rise, 11s. 6d., on November 25; Lydia Jane Perrin, 25, Chevening Road, Kensal Rise, 10s. 6d., on September 5; Annie Elizabeth Blant, 22, Crediton Road, Kensal Rise, £1 4s., on November 25; and James Chapple Thomas, Chevening Road, £2, on September 29. In all cases the receipts were signed by prisoner as for Coleman and Co.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-137" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD NORRIS</persName> </hi>, trading as B. Whitworth and Co., coal merchants, 4, Uxbridge Road. In August, 1905, I entered into a verbal agree
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<lb/>worth and Co. were to deliver the coals. He was to pay in the money on Wednesdays and Saturdays and to take his commission on Satur
<lb/>day. That arrangement continued until December, 1905, when it was thought better to have the agreement produced drawn up Pri
<lb/>soner had a solicitor acting for him in the matter, and I acted for myself. By that agreement the commission varied from 1s. 6d. to 3s., according to the kind of coal. The terms of the agreement were car
<lb/>ried out satisfactorily, so far as I know, until October of last year. In November I Wrote to him calling his attention to the amount out
<lb/>standing, and he wrote in reply that he had not realised that the amount was anything like £130. By the agreement, if I refuted to execute any order, I was to give notice to that effect within 72 hours, and prisoner was then to be at liberty to place the order elsewhere. The account rendered for Saturday, October 3, does not show the pay
<lb/>ment by Mr. Thomas. I have never received that money, and it has never been in any subsequent account. I have heard the evidence given by the other witnesses as to the payment of certain sums, and I have never received any of them. The accounts of prisoner were generally received by one of my clerks. Eventually I obtained a warrant.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had not known prisoner before he came to me. He said that he knew a good many of our customers, and they had always said we gave such excellent quality that he had great confi
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<p>he got orders he was to place those orders with us. On unpaid orders prisoner was entitled to draw 50 per cent. of his commission and the balance upon payment. When the agreement was terminated, on De
<lb/>cember 8, I think, about £120 was due from prisoner's customers, and he would be entitled to 50 per cent, of his commission when that money was paid, if it was paid within the year. I do not think that up to December 8 we had received any money on his orders. Up to that time we had not been to the customers, as we did not know that he was appropriating our money. Prisoner gave notice to terminate the agreement. We did not provide prisoner with stationery. I have within the last few months brought actions against some of the cus
<lb/>tomers in the Marylebone County Court and have obtained judgment in all of them.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The agreement provided that prisoner should use his best endeavotirs to collect and get in all moneys due in respect of the orders he obtained, and pay over all amounts collected to the said E. Norris in full, and without any deductions whatsoever on Wednes
<lb/>day and Saturday in every week. On one occasion when he said he was travelling for another firm he paid on Thursday. I never gave him leave to keep the money which was paid to him.</p>
<p>To a Juror. No salary was paid to prisoner. He was paid half a crown weekly for the expense of coming to our office.</p>
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<lb/>LIAM BUGDEN</hi>, collector, all in the employ of the prosecutor, gave evi
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BURRKLL</hi>, X Division. At 10. 30 on the morning of January 18 prisoner came to the Nothing Dale Police Station, and said, "Are you Mr. Burrell?" I said, "Yes." He said, "I hear that you hold a warrant for my arrest for embezzlement. I want to give myself up."I read the warrant to him, and he said, "All right."</p>
<p>Mr. Kyffin submitted that there was no ease under the Larceny Act of 1901, and that prisoner had received the money for himself under the agreement of Decem
<lb/>ber 19,1905. The first important point was the consideration, and the considera
<lb/>tion of the agreement was "mutual advantage in trading," showing that these were two traders entering into an agreement and that it was not an agreement between an agent and a principal. By the second clause of the agreement prisoner agreed to can vass or to appoint a canvasser or canvassers to solicit orders for coals from customers, "which orders he will deliver to the said E. Norris to execute for the customers." Clause 4 provided that the prosecutor "in respect of all orders accepted will only deliver to customers coals of such collieries as may be specified by the said K. J. South," so that South bad an absolute right to say where the coal was to come from. With regard to section 5, "the said E. Norris, whilst reserving right to refuse to execute any orders, shall execute all orders delivered in by the said H. J. South, unless he, the said E. Norris, shall give notice in writing to the said R. J. South of such refusal," and it was clear there must be a double acceptance. If notice of refusal was given prisoner was entitled to take his order elsewhere.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant: Where the canvasser is employed strictly as a traveller, the principal need not supply the order. Of course a man may be an agent with power to make a contract, but a mere canvasser for orders has no power to bind his employer to deliver goods to a man who is insolvent.</p>
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<p>Mr. Kyffin submitted the Agreement was no more than a civil agreement, and either party breaking it must be sued for breach.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant: "The said Robert John South shall, during this agree
<lb/>ment, use his best endeavours to collect and get in all moneys due in respect of such orders, and pay over all moneys collected to Edward Norris in full and without any deduction."</p>
<p>Mr. Kyffin: "Due," not "due to E. Norris," but it must be paid to E. Norris Prosecutor did not know these people, and they did not know him.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant: Then he is an undisclosed principal.</p>
<p>Mr. Kyffin: Prosecutor has the right to trade as Coleman and Co., but it does not say the prisoner has not the right to trade as Coleman and Co. as welt. I submit that on the tenor of the whole agreement it is clear this man was trading as Coleman and Co., whether or not he gave the right to prosecutor to trade in that name.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant: South gives Norris the right to trade as Coleman and Co. Therefore, as between Coleman and Co. and Norris, Norris is an undisclosed principal. I do not say it follows that that brings it within the statute. South agrees and is authorised to receive money, but I do not suppose any county court or any other court would enable Norris to recover sums paid to South. What was paid to South was clearly paid rightly.</p>
<p>Mr. Kyffin: South had a right to the money. He had got the order.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant: The payment to South was payment to the proper person and the only person known to the customer; therefore, if the pretest prosecutor came forward and said, "I will recover in my own name from the cus
<lb/>tomer," he would have the right to do so.</p>
<p>Mr. Kyffin: He has no right to do that until a certain time. That is clearly set out in the agreement. Here are two people trading absolutely separately and until prisoner has failed to get in his account and a reasonable time has elapsed, Norris cannot apply for these accounts. Prisoner gets the orders, but has not the capital to get the coal for himself, and enters into an agreement with another, coal merchant that he shall supply him with coals, and the profit he makes is the royalty or commission. Under section 1 sub-section 1 of Finlay's Act the receipt is only relative to the person who gives it, and the person who gives it gives it not to Norris but to South, and South receives it not for Norris but for himself.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant: These sections, according to my view, most be construed very strictly. They are not intended, of course, to cover people for merely not paving over money, and we must be very careful that they are not extended to that.</p>
<p>Mr. Curtis-Bennett submitted that this was just the class of case the Act was passed to meet Prisoner South having been a trader had given up being a trader and become a canvasser on commission directly this agreement was entered into, because at that time he was giving up all right to deliver any coal himself though reserving to himself power to say from which colliery the coal should be delivered. South was acting for and on behalf of Norris in all these dealings, as to the order itself and as to the delivery of the coal, and also as to the payment of the money, because under section 6 he undertook to accept the money, not to keep it for him
<lb/>self as a separate trader would, not to keep what he himself might think right for obtaining the order, but to pay the whole sum over, giving the right to Norm to pay him as his canvasser the amount of commission which Norris might think the right amount. The relationship of principal and agent being thus established the case clearly came under this particular section of the Larency Act of 1901.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant: It is a very doubtful question whether if I leave this to the jury and the jury find a verdict against the present defendant, there would be a case which one could in any practical form state to the court above as to this written agreement. I do not see anything at all clear upon it. Are you both agreed that there is nothing except the written agreement to go by?</p>
<p>Mr. Kyffin: There is nothing except the letters, and they all say that it is the terms of the agreement that we must abide by. I quite agree that there is nothing outside the agreement.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant: If the effect of the agreement is that he was to account to Norris on one side and Norris was to account to him on the other, it is merely</p>
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<p>the case of the principal and undisclosed amok; and even if he thought he was guilty he would not be guilty. Under the old law, if you took property belonging to a partnership, even though you thought you were stealing, still you were not. My view it, and 1 think I am supported in that by other people, that the amending Larceny Act is really intended to cover cases which are toe same as larceny or embezzlement where all the other elements are present except the position of the parties being master and servant. Of course, there are other cases which the Act refers to where the question is a different one, but in cases similar to embezzle
<lb/>ment, like this case, the question, I think, really is, Is the prisoner guilty of doing what would amount to embezzlement, although he is not strictly a clerk or servant?</p>
<p>(Friday, March 1.)</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant said that having considered the case he had come to the conclusion there was no case to go to the jury. The question was a difficult one, but so far as he had to deal with it it was a mere question of law. Prisoner being indicted for converting money to his own use, he had received the money under a written agreement by which he and the prosecutor agreed to act for considerations of "mutual advantage in trading." The case was complicated by the fact that Norris, the prosecutor, was for the time being entitled to the style of the firm of "W. Coleman and Co.," and under that prosecutor supplied the coal to the customers, but these people did not know him at all. They knew South by the name of Coleman and Co.; he was the only person who had any bargain with them, and they paid him not because he represented Norris but because he was the person who made the barga in with them, the only bargain to which they were parties, they giving it to him for himself. Then there was a contract between him and Morris that he should pay the money he received over to Norris without any deduction for commission. Taking the case as it stood without having heard the defence there was plenty of ground for saying that when prisoner omitted the names of people from whom he had received money and did not pay over the money and kept more than he was entitled to he was acting dishonestly. But that was not the charge. The charge was that he kept back money dishonestly, omitted to make an entry or made false entries, having received the money for Norris, but he thought that the effect of the agree
<lb/>ment was that as between prisoner and those who paid him he received the money absolutely for himself. They knew nothing of Norris and the whole contract was between the customers and prisoner. As to the clause that prisoner was to pay the whole of the money to Norris, the legal effect of it was not that he received the money for Norris but that there was a contract that when he received it he should pay it over. A contract that a person should pay money over did not in itself imply that the person receiving the money received it for the other but was a separate contract, a civil contract. In this case where prisoner was the only person known to the customers and received from them, he did not think that amounted to receiving for Norris. Therefore, without saying that the defendant South might not possibly be indicted for something or other, he did not think he was guilty of this charge.</p>
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<lb/>very Company for £3 14s. 6d. on December 31, 1906. signed by pri
<lb/>soner. On January 4, 1907, he tendered his resignation. At the beginning of this year certain information reached us about defiles
<lb/>tions, and on January 4 a meeting of the directors was held, at which Messrs. Foster, Power, Alfred W. Letts, and Hart, the auditor, were present. At that meeting the defendant was taxed with having embezzled the money of the company, and the auditor's letter was read and he was asked to explain the discrepancy. The meeting was adjourned till the 8th to enable him to make out a statement, and at this meeting, at which Messrs. Foster, and Letts, and myself ware present, the prisoner stated he had not got the statement ready. The meeting was adjourned at his request. On the 9th we received Exhibit 9 from prisoner: "Dear Sir,—I have finished the cash book, and it is now in the hands of Mr. Hart's people. I am leaving now to see some friends on this matter. I hope to submit statement to
<lb/>morrow for consideration."On the 14th another meeting was held and prisoner was called in. Before he was called in a letter was read from him enclosing a list of accounts received and not paid in, and stating: "I am, I regret to say, at the moment unable to find a guarantee. Although, as I have already crone, I admit my own faults, I ought not to be made responsible for others. That the Messrs. Hart have received moneys from me, from to time, which they compelled me to take from the funds of the company, the follow
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<p>list will show. "Then a list was given. The letter went on: "At the date of commencement of business by the company mr. J. Esson was only to draw £3 a week—his fees as chairman—but this at his instigation was made up to £5 per week, the amount he had previously been drawing, until the date of the arrangement being made by the company to pay him an additional sum weekly in respect of dividends in anticipation. Mr. Charles Esson, under his contract with the company, was to receive £6 weekly, but knowingly drew £7, and although I had pointed this out to him he requested me not to say anything about it. Numerous other sums were used on behalf of the vendors which at the moment I cannot identify, but which doubtless can be substantiated upon further reference. In addition to these, Mr. John Esson drew his gardener's money through the sages, and me. diaries Esson also drew through the same account £2 a week for some weeks, in the name of Hollis, in respect of a man who, as far as the company was concerned, was not in the employ
<lb/>ment of the company. These items can be substantiated by reference to the wages book. Enclosed is a list of the accounts received and not paid into the bank, subject to verification, as I have no means of reference, by which you will see the amount is in excess of that pre
<lb/>viously mentioned, and some of which has been utilised in the manner referred to above. I have to express my deepest regret at what has occurred, and to tender every possible apology; but the circumstances attendant upon the formation of the company, and since, have been such as to place me in an extraordinarily difficult position, and in new of all the conditions of the matter I crave that leniency and consideration may be shown me. I am using every possible effort to make whatever reparation is necessary, as far as myself is concerned, bus I am afraid I may be unable to obtain guarantee to cover the re
<lb/>sponsibility of others, which they should admit. In conclusion, I would respectfully say that I am not making these statements in miti
<lb/>gation of or as any excuse for my own errors, but in an endeavor to show that I am not solely to blame; and in leaving myself in your hands, I beseech the board to review the matter in as favourable a light at possible, as I have my mother, my wife, and three little children dependent upon me." There are a large number of items in the list—there is a sum of £3 15s. from the L. P. D. C., and £1 8s. 6d. from Hollick Bros, and Abbott, and 18s. 2d. from Parkins and Gotto, and 9s. 9d. from Sprague and Company, and £3 14s. 6d. from L. P. D. C, all of which are referred to in the foregoing receipts. There is no entry in the cash book or the ledger for this amount. There was a meeting on February 5, at which it was resolved that criminal pro
<lb/>ceedings should be instituted, and we gave prisoner into the charge of the City Police.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had no connection with the company before I was appointed managing director. Prior to that date it was carried on as a private firm by the Essons. The letter of January 12 says: Messrs. Esson have received moneys from me from time to time which they compelled me to take from the funds of the company.</p>
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<p>The prisoner was connected with the business before it was formal into a company. I am managing director, Mr. Letts is a director Mr. John Esson is chairman, and Mr. Foster is a director.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-148" type="given" value="ALFRED WOODLEY"/>ALFRED WOODLEY LETTS</persName> </hi>, director of Esson and Son. I joined the board this time last year. I have seen the five receipts signed by the defendant. The amounts do not appear in the cash book or ledger. (Witness corroborated the evidence of the previous witness as to what occurred at the board meetings.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ESSON</persName> </hi>. In April, 1905, the company was formed, of which I was appointed chairman, and Charles Esson, my son, was appointed managing director. In July, 1906, Mr. Power became director, and he brought in £3,000. Subsequently my son ceased to be managing director and became director. He was induced to give up that position in favour of Mr. Power. The prisoner had been in our service before the company was fawned as clerk. He alto managed my private affairs in Liverpool. When the company was formed he was appointed secretary and he continued to manage my private business. Everything passed through his hands. He had the power of drawing cheques on my private account. I do not know what has become of the pass book. Prisoner has not given me an account of the moneys received on my behalf. I treated him as confidential clerk for yeans past.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. He had been in my employment eighteen years and he succeeded a man who robbed me to a considerable extent. His salary was raised from time to time, and I frequently gave him £5 or £10 in addition. Prideaux, Baker, and Frere, 48, Lincoln's Inn Fields, were our accountants, and they have been in the habit of auditing the accounts for a considerable number of years. Our books were made up prior to the formation of the company, and were presented to Prideaux and Company for the purpose of certifying the figures and they refused to certify them. Prisoner made up the books by our instructions, and they were submitted to Gillespie Brothers, who also refused to certify the figures. That was when Mr. Foster came on the scene. I was introduced to him by Mr. Wade. Mr. Hart certified the figures. The total issue of shares was £50,000, of which £30,000 was Ordinary. I have received money from prisoner for expenses, which have been debited to the company in the books.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-150" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ESSON</persName> </hi>. Up to 1905 I was in partnership with my father, and, on the formation of the company in April, 1905, I was managing director, but subsequently Mr. Power was appointed joint managing director, and last September I retired and Mr. Power was appointed sole managing director. I did not continue to be director. Prisoner had been in our employment before the formation of the company. In 1902 I lent prisoner £60. The cheques produced passed between us. I have seen time letter of January 12. He then paid me part of those loans—either £15 or £20. It was in repayment of a private debt owing by him to Mr. Prisoner admitted at the board meeting that I lent him the money. In the letter of January 12 prisoner refers</p>
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<p>to a sum of £9 18s. 6d., which he gave me to pay rates at Lynden
<lb/>hurst, But I have no recollection of his giving me anything. He would collect accounts owing to the old firm and pay us accounts generally.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have received one or two cash payments from tine to time. During the last three years there have been a variety of transactions between us. There was some question about jewellery in pawn. My sister paid most of the interest on that. It is possible I have written him letters asking him to send me money. I do not recollect writing in May or August. I know the entry with regard to Hollis. He was a traveller. His real name was Sydney Taylor. Honey used to be sent by a registered letter by the prime cost ledger clerk every Saturday. He was employed by me for the firm, and he introduced some work. £2 a week was paid him. He introduced one good account. It was stopped after a couple of months. I was familiar with the history of the formation of the company and knew that the auditors refused to certify the figures. I retired in Septem
<lb/>ber by request.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-151" type="given" value="ALFRED SIDNEY"/>ALFRED SIDNEY AUSTIN</persName> </hi>, employed by tine L. P. D. C. On April 18, 1906, I paid £3 15s. at the office of John Esson and Company, and received the receipt.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ABBOTT</persName> </hi>, of the firm of Hollick Bros, and Abbott. On April 26 I paid £1 8s. 6d. to Esson and Company and received a receipt.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-153" type="given" value="CLEMENT"/>CLEMENT KOBENER</persName> </hi>, Employed by Parkins and Gotto. I paid a sum of £18 0s. 2d. to a fellow-clerk for payment to Esson and Co. on June 28, 1906, and I produce the receipt.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-154" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY NEWALL</persName> </hi>, employed by Sprague and Company, ware-houseman. I sent the sum of 9s. 9d. 'to Esson and Company on Octo
<lb/>ber 8, 1906, and I produce the receipt.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-155" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES ASHDOWN</persName> </hi>, employed by the L. P. D. C. On De
<lb/>cember 31. 1906, I paid £3 14s. 6d. at the office of Esson and Com
<lb/>pany, and I produce the receipt.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-156" type="given" value="HAROLD VICTOR"/>HAROLD VICTOR EDWARDS</persName> </hi>, accountant, in the employ of Hart Bros. I have investigated the books of the company, and I do not find an entry of the receipt of these sums.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM NEWALL</hi>, City Police. On February 1 I saw prisoner at 104, Fetter Lane, the premises of Esson and Son, and I told him I was going to arrest him for embezzling certain moneys belonging To the firm, for which he had not accounted. I showed him the six receipts, also Exhibit 7, and told him he would be charged with embezzling about £450. He said. "Yes." The handwriting in Exhibit 7 is not his; he said it was his mother's hand
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-157" type="given" value="CHARLES FRANK"/>CHARLES FRANK FARMERY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I have not been charged before with any criminal offence. I have been in the em
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<p>employment at the time when the business was formed into a com
<lb/>pany. I took part in the preparation of the accounts under the direction of the vendors, J. and C. Esson, and I was appointed secretary. After the company was formed they got in financial difficult
<lb/>ties, and there were four or five distraints for accounts. All the assets of the old firm, with the exception, of the book debts, were assigned to the company, so there was nothing to seize. I have assisted them from time to time in their difficulties by giving cash to John and Charles Esson. I have a bundle of accommodation cheques which I gave to the Essons, and there has been a give and take in the accounts, with respect to that accommodation. After the formation of the company, John Esson continued chairman and Charles Esson was managing director. Mr. Foster was chief director Since the formation of the company, I have assisted the Essons with sums of money to a great extent. I gave a list of such as I could recollect in the letter of January 12. Those represent sums which I have paid. on behalf of the Essons out of the funds of the company be the direction of Charles and John Esson, who were the persons who instructed me in my duties. No record, in fact, appears in the books of these sums having been paid. Any money that came in was kept and put in the safe to accumulate. At the meeting of the directors on January 14 Mr. Foster said that I ought to find a guarantee to restore the money, and that if I was unable to do so the result would be disastrous. I saw some of my friends, but they would not have anything to do with the matter. In my letter I stated, "I am afraid I may be unable to obtain guarantee to cover the responsibility of others, which they should admit."That refers to John and Charles Esson. There had been one guinea a week drawn for some years by John Esson for his gardener because he said he would not be able to get on without him, and he used to take it to him in an envelope, and I was asked not to disclose it to the other directors. They would not notice it under the name "Gardener," but, in fact, there was no such person employed in the business Charles Esson his asked me from. time to time to send him money, which I have done out of the money which I had at my disposal belonging to the company.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The sums of money amounting to £143 were all paid over to Charles and John Esson, I did not put the money in my own pocket. Mr. Power had the key of the safe. When I received the sum of £3 15s. from L. P. D. C., on March 23, I did. not put it into my pocket but I put it in the safe. With regard to £1 3s. 8d. received from Hollick Brothers in April, I put that in the safe. I did not 'put it in my pocket, nor did I put the sum of 9s. 9d. from Sprague and Company, or the sum of £3 14s. 6d. received from L. P. D. C. into my pocket, but into the safe. I kept a note of these sums, from which this account was made u)p. These amounts were not put into the cash book because I was told not to do so by John and Charles Esson</p>
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<p>John and Charles Esson asked me to falsify the books. I thought I was doing an honest thing. under the circumstances, because both John And Charles Esson had been rendered penniless by the company.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-158" type="given" value="ALFRED JOHN"/>ALFRED JOHN KIRLING</persName> </hi>. I have known prisoner 15 years, and I have always known him to be a. straightforward man.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070225-33-offence-1 t19070225-name-161"/>Harold Lewis Batty</persName>, with intent to defraud; attempting to ob
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-163" type="given" value="AMY"/>AMY DIPLOCK</persName> </hi>, typist, employed by the Provincial Rubber Company, 3, Artillery Lane, E. C. I remember receiving a telephone message. on January 15, and I communicated with Mr. Bellamy, the manager of the company, in the afternoon.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-164" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILKINS</persName> </hi>. clerk to the Provincial Robber Company. I saw prisoner on January 15, about five o'clock, when he brought a letter.</p>
<p>I took it from him, and gave it to my sister to take it to the second floor. I received a communication from Mr. Bellamy, end I gave the man the rubber as instructed. There were two 58 ft. coils of No. 1 and two 58 ft. coils of No. 2 section. The price was £21 16s. He put it into his shop. He signed for it in the book, "Baker."I subsequently laid an information, and I saw the. prisoner again on January 24, in Bush Lane, when Sergeant Boreham arrested him. I knew a man Brown in Westminster, a cab proprietor. I do not know whether he lived at 15, York Street.</p>
<p>(Friday, March 1.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN BELLAMY</persName> </hi>, manager of the London and Provincial Robber Company. I received from Miss Diplock a communication with regard to a telephone message on January 15 a little after three o'clock. Prisoner came to our premises on the same day about half-past five. I received an envelope containing a letter, "15, York wrest, Westminster, January 15, 1907.—Re ordering by telephone for two coils of 1 1/4; cab, one coil 1 1/2 trade rubber. To oblige G. Brown." There was a cheque enclosed for £21 16s. on the London and County Bank, Victoria Street, payable to Charles F. Burbridge and Co. We have a customer in Westminster of that name, but I did not know the address of 15, York Street. I thought it was our customer, as he has three or four different places in Westminster. I gave instructions to the warehouseman to deliver the goods, and they were delivered to the value of £21 16s. The cheque was paid into the bank the next. morning, and it was returned marked "No account."</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-166" type="given" value="HAROLD LEWIS"/>HAROLD LEWIS BATTY</persName> </hi>, assistant to Salisbury and Son, Limited, motor lamp manufacturers, 124, Long Acre. On January 19 I re-ceived a telephone message to ask the price of a set of lamps for A</p>
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<p>Lewis, 44, Prince's Street, Westminster. The price was £11 4s. Pri-soner called, and said he came from me. Lewis He brought a letter, "44, Prince's Street, Westminster.—Re order by telephone for a pair of lamps, £11 4s. Enclosed cheque for same.—A. Lewis." The cheque was numbered 98096, for £11 4s. I took the cheque to the cashier. I paid prisoner 11s. discount for cash. He took the lamps away and the 11s. The cheque was returned marked "No account"</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-167" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN LEWIS</persName> </hi>, motor car dealer, King's Cross. I bought the two lamps produced on January 19 from a man that we sell our waste rubber to. (The last witness identified the lamps as being those that were sold.)</p>
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<lb/>ing Company. On January 24 I received a telephone message at 3. 15 from George Brown, of Buckingham Palace Road. He wanted to know the price of cab tyres, 1 3/4 section, and I gave him the price. He said he would send a man down with a cheque for about three coils and possibly he would send some 1 1/2 in rubber in future. I made the communication to Mr. Fincham, the manager. I saw pri
<lb/>soner at the office at 28 minutes to six. I went to Mr. Fincham. and he told me to keep the man waiting, which I did. He said he was sent from Mr. George Brown. He was subsequently arrested.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-169" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT MEADOWS</persName> </hi>, employed by the Caoutchouc and General Trading Company. I remember prisoner calling at Bush Lane on January 24. He handed me an envelope enclosing a cheque drawn on the London and County Bank for 28s. 8d. by George Brown (all three cheques were in consecutive numbers).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINCHAM</hi>, manager of the Caoutchouc and General Trading Company. On January 24 I communicated with the police, and prisoner was arrested outside the office.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-170" type="given" value="BERTIE GEORGE"/>BERTIE GEORGE PORTER</persName> </hi>, clerk in the London and County Bank, Victoria Street. The cheque produced was presented marked "No account."Mr. Charles Munyard's account was closed on December 2, 1903. The cheque came from Charles Munyard's book issued on August 15. 1903. There is no account at the bank in the name of George Brown or Lewis.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-171" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MUNYARD</persName> </hi>, licensed victualler. I had an account at the London and County Bank, Westminster, and I received cheque-book in August, 1903, which I have lost. I have not had any transactions with the bank since 1903.</p>
<p>Detective Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">BAREHAM</hi> recalled. I received the warrant on January 19 for the arrest of the 'prisoner. On the 24th I arrested him in Bush Lane. I said, "I am an officer, and I have a warrant for your arrest." I took him into a doorway and read it to him, and he said, "I. was sent by Mr. Brown, of Kilburn, to that address. I met him every day in a public-house in Moorgate Street."At the police-station he said, "I used to go to meet him at the Mansion House." He gave his name as Frederick Miles. There is no such place as 15, York Street, Westminster; it has been pulled down 22 years.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-172" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MILES</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath.) I live with my father at 39, Victoria Buildings, Mile End. I took a letter to Mr. Bellamy from George Brown. I have known him three and a half years. I knew him when I was a barman. I met him about a week after Christmas at London Bridge, and the asked me if I was in work. I said, "No." He said, "If you like to meet me tomorrow I might find you some
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<p>(Before Mr. Justice Ridley.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Symmons and Mr. Arnold Ward prosecuted; Mr. Curtis-Ben-nett defended.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILFRID LOCK</hi>, 568 T, proved a ground plan of the road in front of the house. 50, Comeragh Road, W. Kensington and a front elevation of the house; there were two bullet marks on the door.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-177" type="given" value="MABEL"/>MABEL BAKER</persName> </hi>, house-parlourmaid to Captain Trefry, at 50. Come-ragh Road, West Kensington. I knew prisoner first about a year ago. In 1905 I was living at home with my parents and was a dairy servant at Talgarth Road. It was then I made prisoners acquaint-ance. nearly 18 months ago. I am 18 and prisoner says he is the same. I began to walk out with him when I became acquainted with him. We used to write letters to each other and I have a number of his now. I went into Captain Trefry's employment in May last year. There was a cook there named Edith. I still kept up the friendship with prisoner. Towards the end of November or beginning of Dacem-ber we were not so friendly. He wrote a letter which I did not like. This cannot be found, but there was something very rude in it and I was cross about it. We went to Ealing early in December together, put never spoke of the matter. After that we were not so friendly. I wrote and told him I was angry at Ealing and I gave him up; I told him I did not want him. He said he would have me, or be would not have anybody else. He was angry about it I would not make it up. I did not write to him any more and I never saw him till January 4. I only received a card from him at Christmas. My evenings out are every alternate Sunday and every Tuesday. On January 4, which was Friday, I went out, as I could not go on the Tuesday. I found prisoner waiting for me in Comeragh Road. I had no appointment with him. I told him I did not want him to come with me. He said he would come with me and followed me. He walked with me as far as the Broadway. I went into a shop just out of the Broadway and he waited outside. I was wearing a ring, and he saw it on my finger. He took it off and asked who gave it me I said a girl. Then I told him it was Edith Harrison. She did not give me the ring, because I bought it myself. He said a girl could not give me such a ring, and he took it and bent it against the wall and would not give it me back again until he had bent it. I was very cross with him. I went straight back to Comeragh Road and he followed me. We were on very bad terms. He had broken a ring before and thrown it over a wall. At one time he asked me to go down to Osterley with him, and because I would not go he banged me up against the railing. He was continually asking me to go down. After the ring incident I did not see him till January 29. I never knew anything about his having a revolver. He had not told me. He told me Osterley Station was very lonely. January 29 was my Sunday but I stayed in because I did not want to go out to see anybody. On the Tuesday, which was also my evening out, I had not done so,</p>
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<p>until Captain Trefry asked me to get some tobacco and I went out and got some and came straight back again, getting as far as the door safely. After I had rung the bell I stood facing the road opposite, Gledstane Road, and saw prisoner coming round by the lamppost in Gledstane Road. He crossed the road and stood on the middle of the pavement in front of Mr. He looked at me for a few moments, and I turned to see if the door was opened, when he fired at me three times. I felt something going in my shoulder. I stood up till the door was opened, and then fell down. The cook opened the door, and I was taken in. When the policeman came I was taken to the West London Hospital. I stayed there nearly a fortnight. (Coat pro-duced.) There is a hole in the coat. I was turning away from the door when I was struck.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner told me he was 18 on December 29. We were not so friendly when I told him I wanted to give him up. I had had the letter I did not like before the visit to Ealing. I used to go out as soon as my work was finished, about seven or after, and had to be in at 10. The Tuesdays out were sometimes altered. I told prisoner I was not going out with anyone else. He had never threat-ened to shoot Mr. He gave me to understand he was very fond of me. I did not tell him an untruth about the ring to make him jealous. I did not want him to know where it came from. He told me he was nervous at Osterley Park. The other fellow, he said, had girls to stay with him there. I always refused to go there. He never told me about a man being stabbed there. He said there was not much money there. On January 29 prisoner was coming to me down a road I had not been in. He was not following Mr. He came and stood on the pavement. He did not look the same as usual; I thought there was something wrong. He looked wild. After he had fired he came straight up to me.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner made no attempt to get away. He did not speak in a natural way when he said he had shot her. He seemed in a temper. I had heard that he was very fond of Miss Baker.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-179" type="given" value="CAPTAIN SPENCER THORNTON"/>CAPTAIN SPENCER THORNTON TREFRY</persName> </hi>,50, Comeragh Road, West Ken-sington. I remember tending Miss Baker out for tobacco on January</p>
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<lb/>rison and went to the door. I saw Miss Baker lying there and prisoner on the tiles about 4 ft. away. I did not notice anything in his hand. As far as I remember I said, "What on earth have you been doing!" He replied, "I have shot her." I then said I must send for the police, and he said "Yes." He then moved towards the girl. I said to him. "You had better give me that," meaning the revolver. I took it I from him and handed it to the police, whom 1 sent for. I had no known prisoner before. He looked deathly white and had a wild look on his face.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. He made no attempt to get away. I should hardly say he wore a startled look. I should say he knew what he was doing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM WILLIAMS</hi>, 721 T. On January 29 I was gammoned to 50. Comeragh Road, with another constable, about 10 past nine. Captain Trefry had detained the prisoner. The captain said, "He has shot my servant"; he had a revolver in his possession. I said to the prisoner, "It is said you have shot a girl here." He made no reply, and I arrested him. Captain Trefry handed me the revolver (produced). On the way to the station prisoner said, "I hope I have done her in."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am sure Captain Trefry said. "This man has shot my servant," and I am sure prisoner said, "I hope I have done I her in."I cannot have mistaken that for the sentence, "I hope I have not done her in." I did not take a note of it at the time. Pri
<lb/>soner made no attempt to get away. There was a crowd following to the station.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I should suggest the expression "done her in" meant he hoped he had killed her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE LLEWELLYN</hi>. 494 T. I went with the last witness to Comeragh Road. Mabel Baker had on the jacket (pro
<lb/>duced). She appeared to be in great pain. There was a hole through her jacket. I saw her to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY DYKE-ACLAND</hi> gave medical evidence as to the wounds of prosecutrix, and as to the illness of Dr. Webb, whose presence is Court would be dangerous to his health.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLLINS</hi>, T Division. I was present at the police court when Dr. Webb gave the following evidence on February 18. Deposi
<lb/>tion of Dr. Gilbert Webb. "I am house surgeon at West London Hospital. About 9. 40 p.m. on January 29 I saw Mabel Baker at the hospital and examined her. She was able to stand and answer ques
<lb/>tions, but was suffering considerably from nervous shock. There was a lacerated wound on the right shoulder about the size of a two-shil
<lb/>ling piece. It was bleeding slightly, and was situated towards the outer border of the right shoulder blade. The wound was gaping, and showed the tissues and muscles beneath. About three inches from the wound towards the back bone a mass could be felt; this was ap
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<p>an hour, and the bullet extracted. I produce it. The operation wound has healed, but the bullet wound has not yet healed. The girl was discharged from the hospital on February 11, and is still out
<lb/>patient under treatment. It was a slight wound. In two or three weeks the wound should be completely healed, if all goes well. (Cross-examined) I do not expect any future ill-effects from the wound." I saw the girl on the evening in question, January 29. In conse
<lb/>quence of her statement, I went to North Fulham Police Station to the prisoner, and formally charged him with attempting to murder Mabel Baker. He said nothing except "All right. "</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN ELLIOTT</hi>, T Division. I was at North Fulham Police Station on January 29 when prisoner was brought in about 9.40 p.m. I received the revolver produced and extracted six cartridges. I found a gun license on prisoner. (Produced.)</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I saw Police-constable Williams make a note five or ten minutes after he came in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRY ARNETT</hi>. 62 T. I saw prisoner at Fulham Police Station the day in question. I cautioned him. He said, "The girl's name is Mabel Baker, a housemaid at 50, Comeragh Road. She used to be my sweetheart, and I fired two or three shots at her, which, I think, struck her in the right shoulder. She gave me up a month ago. I have seen her only once before this."Prisoner seemed very agitated.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD NURSEY</hi>, T Division, deposed to going to the pri
<lb/>soner's lodgings on January 29, where he found a box with 20 live cartridges of the same calibre as those discharged from the revolver. In a wooden box in the same room he found about 31 letters' from Mabel Baker. (Letters produced.).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLIOTT</hi>, recalled. I searched the prisoner; there were no live cartridges found on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-180" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY DAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Post Office clerk and grocer's assistant. I issued the license produced to prisoner. I did not ask him how old he was. I did not know then I had to do so. I took him to be about 20. I should not serve a child with one.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-181" type="given" value="ALFRED EDWARD"/>ALFRED EDWARD HARLOW</persName> </hi>, pawnbroker's assistant, 165, Fulham Road. On December 22 prisoner came in and asked for a revolver, which was supplied on production of license. He said he was in charge of an office on the District Railway during the night and he wanted it for protection; was in an office that contained a considerable. amount of money, and he was authorised by the company to buy it and they had allowed him the money for it and the license. I do not n member anything said about his age. (Book produced with an entry as to the transaction.) No description of revolver was entered.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not make any note of what he said. I did not make a mistake as to what happened.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-182" type="given" value="WALTER JOHN"/>WALTER JOHN DENNIS</persName> </hi>, manager to R. Lawson and Co., outfitters, 18, King Street, Hammersmith, remembered a young man buying car
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-183" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SMITHSON</persName> </hi>, chief police inspector to the District Railway, James's Park Station, gave evidence as to the prisoner being in the employ of the company and resigning on January 23 this year owing to some small irregularity. He was employed at Charing Cross and then at Sudbury, and on August 18 last went to Osterley Park Station. There was no one else there on duty with him. There would not be more than £5 at the station. The company have a rule against carry
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<p>Cross-examined. Osterley Park is a somewhat lonely spot. I heard a man was stabbed there. Prisoner was often late at night there. He had a very good character.</p>
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<p>Mr. Symmons and Mr. Arnold Ward prosecuted; Mr. Curtie-Ben
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-186" type="given" value="EVAN"/>EVAN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>, Superintendent in the London Fire Brigade. On January 17 at 4. 15 p.m. I had a call, at the Euston Fire Station. I went to 7. Chesterfield Street with a steamer and escape; a steamer was also sent from Clerkenwell Station. I found the place alight; the bedding was burning in the back room on the ground floor. The fire was put out without difficulty and I then went over the house In the back room, basement, I found two umbrellas on the floor, burning, near a chest of drawers. Of the latter, the two lower drawers were put, and paper was protruding out of each. Just inside the door and near the fireplace on the corner of the rug there was paraffin, not a pool, but it was wet. In the front room, basement, a table cloth on the table had been burned; on the table was a newspaper, smoking; on the floor there was a tea-cloth, burning; between the door and the dresser there was paraffin. On the staircase leading from the basement to the ground floor the oilcloth had been burned. There was paraffin on the side of the woodwork. On the landing at the, top there was wet paraffin on the oilcloth. By the door leading to the back room there was a pool of oil that had run under the door into the back room on the carpet. In the room the bed and bedding were alight, and the window curtains had been destroyed. In the ground floor front room there was only smoke damage, no paraffin. There was paraffin on the stairs leading to the first floor, and on the landing. In the back room, first floor, there was a pool of oil, and on the oilcloth it could be scooped up; in the oil were some half-burnt matches. In the front room was another pool of oil, just inside the door, partly under the piano. On the next floor there</p>
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<p>was no trace of. paraffin. From my experience, I say that there had been four separate fires, all on the basement and ground floors. I stayed, at the place till five o'clock, when prisoner came in. In com
<lb/>pany with Sergeant Howell I took her over the house. I first asked her if she could account for the fire in the ground floor back room. She said she could not. I took her to the basement, and said, "How do you account for this one?"She said, "I do not know." In the basement front room she said, "I burn coals here which are rather slaty, and sparks fly out sometimes." I said, "That may account for this, but what about the other three?" She said, "I do not know. I went out about half-past two, and the. place appeared safe then." I asked her in what condition the drawers were when she went out. She said they were shut. I asked her if she was insured. She said "Yes," and the policy was at her mother's. In taking her round, I pointed out to her where the oil was, and par
<lb/>ticularly told her not to go over it, and she held up her skirts and voided the oil. I was with her all the time, and she could not have got any oil on her then.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner had only just entered the house when I saw her. The matches in the pool of oil were some red and some yellow. Paraffin cannot be set light to with a match, but once fire got to the oil the whole place would very quickly be ablaze. I think the first fire was that in the ground floor back room, caused by some
<lb/>one setting light to the bed and bedding.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-187" type="given" value="SIM"/>SIM RAMUS</persName> </hi>. I am the owner of 7, Chesterfield Street. Prisoner's husband became my tenant about nine months ago. Prisoner always paid the rent. About a month before the fire she wrote and said she wanted to give up the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-188" type="given" value="FREDERICK ISAAC"/>FREDERICK ISAAC SHEFFIELD</persName> </hi>, loss clerk to the Phoenix Office, said that prisoner effected a policy in 1906, insuring her furniture for £250. It was in existence in January last. In 1906 there was a claim for 32s. damage from a fire caused by some curling-tongs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HANCHER</hi>, 150, Highfield Terrace. At the beginning of January prisoner took a second floor back room at my house. On the 11th a van arrived with some of her furniture. She told me she was leaving her then house on account of ill—health, as the work was too much for her.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-189" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MASKELL</persName> </hi>, furniture remover,. proved that he was employed by prisoner to take some of her furniture from Chesterfield Street to Highfield Terrace.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-190" type="given" value="HENRY WALTER"/>HENRY WALTER OSBORN</persName> </hi>, carman, employed by last witness. On January 11 I went with a van to Chesterfield Street. Prisoner showed me what she wanted removed; the greater part of the furni
<lb/>ture was in the first floor back room. I took two chests of drawers, a table, a sewing machine, chairs and pictures, linoleum, pots of plants, and some boxes.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-191" type="given" value="ALFRED GEORGE"/>ALFRED GEORGE DAVIS</persName> </hi>, licensed valuer, 15, Upper Street, Isling
<lb/>ton. On January 23, on the instructions of the Public Prosecutor, I</p>
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<p>valued the contents of 7, Chesterfield Street. I produce my in
<lb/>ventory; the total value was £38 17s.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-192" type="given" value="WILLIAM ARTHUR"/>WILLIAM ARTHUR DOLWIN</persName> </hi>, oilman, 279, Gray's Inn Road. I have for some time supplied paraffin oil to prisoner. The can produced (found in the house) came from my shop. I supplied a gallon of oil to her on January 2, half a gallon on the 4th, half a gallon on the 11th, half a gallon on the 17th, half a gallon on the 24th. I usually supplied her with half a gallon a week.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. On November 19 I supplied to her one gallon, on the 23rd half a gallon, on the 29th one gallon, on December 4th half a gallon.</p>
<p>Similar evidence was, given as to other periods, to rebut the sug
<lb/>gestion that prisoner was in January purchasing more than her usual quantity of oil.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-193" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES BRINCOMBE</persName> </hi>. I have lived at 7, Chesterfield Street about two years, occupying the second floor front room. On January 15 I left the house at six a.m., and knew nothing of the fire till I returned at night.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner is a thoroughly respectable woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-194" type="given" value="ROBERT ERNEST"/>ROBERT ERNEST LANDESMAN</persName> </hi>. In January I occupied the front sitting-room and a bedroom on the ground floor of this house. On the 15th I left about 10. 20 a.m. and returned at 6. 30. When I left there was no fire or light in my rooms. There is gas in the rooms; I use paraffin lamp only late at night. On my returning home I found that a dress suit of mine which I had left in the sitting-room had been taken to the bedroom; it was burned.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-195" type="given" value="WILLIAM WILSON"/>WILLIAM WILSON WALKER</persName> </hi>. I lodged in the top front room since July, 1906. On January 15 I was at home in the morning and also between one and two. I saw prisoner at breakfast time; she asked me if I was coming in at tea time. I. said, "No; why?" She said she was going to be out, and if I came in she wanted me to light the gas. I said that if I did come in I would do so. I saw her again about two o'clock as I was going out; she was in the kitchen. I gave her a paper, saying, "Here's the daily paper if you want to read it." I did not return till eight at night.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had lit the gas for her on several previous occasions. She is a perfectly respectable woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-196" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA WALL</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Chesterfield Street, which is five minutes' walk from No. 7. On January 15 prisoner came to me at quarter-past two to see her mother-in-law, who lodges with Mr. After staying about 10 minutes she left with her mother-in-law.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-197" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY DUNDAS</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Belgrave Street, which is back to back with Chesterfield Street. On January 15, about three o'clock, I was looking out of my back room, when I saw that the ground floor back parlour of 7, Chesterfield Street, was all ablaze. I ran round and knocked at the door; nobody answered.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am sure this was about 3, not 3. 30.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-198" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TURNER</persName> </hi>, dustman. On January 15 I was in Chesterfield Street from 3. 30 to 4. I called at No. 7 to take the dust away; I</p>
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<p>knocked twice and got no answer. I saw smoke in the parlour window; the blinds were down.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-199" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM PALMER</persName> </hi>. I live next door to No. 7. On January 15, about half-past three, Turner spoke to me, and I went to No. 7; I saw smoke through the window. I fetched a constable.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It was not so late as quarter-past four that Tomer spoke to me. I cannot swear to the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DANIIL O'BRIEN</hi>, 236 E. On January 15 I was called by Palmer to No. 7; the front parlour I could tee through the blinds was full of smoke. I knocked at the door and Riddell came down; he did not seem much upset. I went into the front parlour and it was full of smoke. Riddell was the only one in the house.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not much notice Riddell's condition; if he sad been drunk I should have noticed it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM HOWELL</hi>, 1 E. I went to this house on the 15th with Williams, and heard his conversation with prisoner; it was about 5. 15 when she came in. She had no opportunity of getting paraffin on her skirt in going over the house. I asked her what time she had left the place, and she said about 2. 30, and that no one was in when she left, to her knowledge. I took her into cus
<p>Cross-examined. She repeated several times that she could not account for the fire.</p>
<p>(Saturday, March 2.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-200" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RIDDELL</persName> </hi>. I occupied the top floor hack room. I paid my rent—5s. a week—to Mrs. Steele. On January 15 I went out about five o'clock or ten past in the morning and returned about quarter to four. I got in by the latch-key. When I got in I noticed smoke in he passage-way; it was fairly thick. I went to my room and I found woke all the way upstairs. I came down again, threw off my over
<lb/>coat and called loudly for Mrs. Steele. I got no answer. I went up again, and looked into the kitchen; there was smoke there. The doors of the rooms were standing open. I could tee no actual fire when I looked into the rooms. I did that three times. I then went upstairs again and washed. I then heard a knock at the door, and, opening, found a constable there. He went into the front parlour. The smoke was so dense I could not get in. Then the fire brigade arrived and put out the fire.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had been in the house 15 to 20 minutes before I heard the knock. I had seen no flame during that time except in the grate. I was the only person in the house before the policeman arrived. Before the date of the fire I had not been getting home before six or seven, but on the 14th my district was changed, and I got home about four. Before the 15th I had only during the past three months been home once about four. I was summoned to the police court at one of the hearings, but I was ill—the result of a drinking, bout. I was so much upset by the fire that I took to drink.</p>
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<p>In my room and Mr. Walker's no fire was found. There was no paraffin found above the second floor.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I was perfectly sober on January 15. I had not tasted any intoxicants the whole day. I do not know whether prisoner noticed me coming home earlier on the Monday. I do not think I saw her on the Monday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERNEST BAXTER</hi>, E Division. On January 15 I saw prisoner at Hunter Street Police Station about seven. I took notes of her answers to Inspector Stockley. She said a lodger named Walker came home about one o'clock that afternoon and left again about half-past 2; she herself left about half-past two, and went to her mother-in-law's, at Wakefield Street. She stayed and had tea with her mother-in-law and was there about an hour. The two of them then left and went to Theobald's Road, then made a call upon an agent. She said, "I left on the table in the kitchen two evening newspapers, which I had been reading."She said she was insured in the Phoenix office for £250, and that she purchased her paraffin oil from a shop in Gray's Inn Road. The last purchase was made on January 11. She said she kept the oil-can in a corner in the basement. I was present when me. Davis made a valuation of the furniture. The house was in the same condition as at the time of the fire.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I made inquiries as to prisoner's statements, and found that her statements that she had been to the house agents about four o'clock that day, and that she was insured in the Phoenix Fire Office, and also as to the paraffin purchase, were all correct.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I called on her mother-in-law, and she said pri
<lb/>soner was only there 10 minutes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES STOCKLEY</hi>, E Division. On January 15 I saw prisoner at Hunter Street Station about half-past six p.m. I asked her to account for her time, and she made the statements given by. Sergeant Baxter. She could not account for the paraffin being about the house. I went and made an examination of the house. I saw paraffin in several rooms. On the stairs signs of fire, in the front kitchen, the back kitchen, in the basement, and on the ground floor in the bedroom. The can was at the bottom of the stairs just outside the front kitchen door in the basement, standing in the corner. There was nearly a pint of oil in it. Before I charged prisoner I called her attention to her skirt—some stains at the bottom of it (skirt produced). That is the skirt. I afterwards asked her to take it off. There is a strong smell of paraffin still. She said, "It sme'ls like paraffin. I must have got it when I went into the house with the firemen. " I did not know that the officer from the fire brigade had taken precautions that she should not get it on her dress.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I think the stains were fresh, they appeared to be fresh. I believe prisoner had been to a house agent about selling her house and the furniture. I saw the advertisement inserted in the "Daily Chronicle" about this.</p>
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<p>Re-examined. The policy I think was handed to the mother-in
<lb/>law. (Advertisement read) I think that is the advertisement.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-201" type="given" value="FLORENCE ADA"/>FLORENCE ADA STEELE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). In January, 1905, my hatband took the house, 7, Chesterfield Street, King's Cross. It is a 10-roomed house. I ran a boarding-house business there. I bought the furniture from my mother-in-law for £75. I did the work of the house entirely myself, and in consequence became ill. I had a woman in twice a week. I suffer from an internal complaint, and at the end of last year my health was very bad; so I made up my mind to sell the house; I told one or two of the tenants so. When I say the house I mean the furniture. The house was held on a quarterly tenancy. I intended to take a few things of my own away, the bedstead and sewing machine, and things I really wanted. Those I did take to 150, Highfield Terrace, Fulham; also some ferns in pots. I left the piano behind and most of the furniture. On January 14 I inserted an advertisement in the "Daily Chronicle. "The insurance policy was taken out on January 31, 1905, directly we got into the house. It was not any wish to take it out, but my husband did it. On January 15 I did my work as usual, and ordered is groceries, etc., and one dozen bottles of stout. On that day Mr. Walker came in the kitchen and gave me a newspaper to read. I told him I was waiting for my mother-in-law, and asked him if he was coming into tea would he light the gas. That was not un
<lb/>common. My mother-in-law did not come. I left the house about half-past two; it may have been 15 or 20 minutes, I am not sure, I went straight to my mother-in-law's and had some tea. We left and went through the gardens at Gray's Inn as the clock was striking four, end went slowly along Theobalds Road to the house agent, Mr. West. I asked £80 or any offer for the furniture. I said I wanted to sell through ill—health. When I got back I was crossing the road and saw a corn-motion, and thought a motor-car had broken down, then I saw it was a fireman, and asked what was the matter. He said, "Who are you?" I said, "This it my house." He said,"Are you the landlady?" I said, "Yes." He said, "Come inside and we will show you."I went in and saw firemen and policemen. They aid the house had been on fire, could I account for it? I said, "No." The paraffin on my dress was pointed out by a man at the police station. Until then I did not know the paraffin was there. I do not think it was on my skirt when I went out at half-past two. I could not smell it. I was in too much of a state to notice. When I went out of the house the two umbrellas were in their usual place near the fire-place. The drawers I left closed. In regard to the watches found, I always used "Lightship" matches with white stems. I do not remember Superintendent Williams telling me to be careful about my dress. I did not pour the paraffin about or set light in any way to the house. I have never been in trouble before.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I had advertised the place last year, I cannot remember when; about June. I do not think I have advertised it more than once or twice, it might be more. The work of the house was rather hard. I did not mind it. I was not tired of it; but I was ill, and could not do the work. No servant was kept, except the occasional woman. The things I moved away would not amount to £5. I should value what was left at more than £38, Mr. Davis's figure; I should think £50. I bought the furniture from my mother-in-law for £75. of which we had paid her half. My husband paid her when he thought he would. I knew what the furniture was in
<lb/>sured for. I gave the policy to my mother to take care of. Previously it was left at home in the care of both my husband and myself. I took it to my mother's with other papers, because she had a safe, and I thought it was safer there. There was no one in the house when I left it, to my knowledge. I did not tell my mother-in-law I had come away and shut the door, leaving the house empty. I said I need not hurry back because if Mr. Walker is in he will light the gas. I have no doubt someone set fire to the house, but could not say who; I wish I could. I know of no one with a spite against me. My mother-in-law never spoke about the smell of my dress. At the police-station I saw there was paraffin on it. I could smell it when I lifted it up. Superintendent Williams did not put his hand out to protect my dress from the paraffin. I told my solicitor how I stooped down and my skirt went into the paraffin. That was in one of the back rooms upstairs. I got the policy back from my mother, not my mother-in-law. When at my mother-in-law's we were just talking. As to the incident of the oil, I do not think the superintendent put his finger in the oil and handed it up for me to smell. When I stooped I think it was just inside the door near the washing-stand.</p>
<p>To the Judge. I don't know for certain if anyone else but the lodgers had a latch-key; plenty of them have gone away with latch
<lb/>keys. They were very small keys. I had no reason to suppose any lodger who had left had been about the house. My husband was in South Kensington at the time of the fire.</p>
<p>(Mr. Curtis-Bennett said the prisoner's mother-in-law was ill, and he was unable to call her.)</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070225-37-offence-2 t19070225-name-205"/>Richard Sydney Gibbs</persName> and stealing therein one lady's coat and other articles, his goods, and feloniously receiving same.</rs> Marchmont confessed to being convicted of felony at Middlesex Sessions on October 21, 1905, in the name of
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<interp inst="t19070225-name-206" type="given" value="HARRY"/>Harry Melmore</persName>, when he had four months for stealing clothing. He had been sent to a home for five years, and repeatedly arrested for sleep
<lb/>ing out. Regan confessed to having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell on July 24, 1906, when he was bound over for obtaining cameras by fraud. The prisoner was said to be deaf owing to an injury done to him by a drunken mother. Sentence, Marchmont,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-37-19070225 t19070225-37-punishment-36"/>Two years in Borstal Prison</rs>; Regan,
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