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<p>1907, MAY.</p>
<p>Vol. CXLVII.] [Part 872.</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>TRELOAR, MAYOR.</p>
<p>EIGHTH SESSION,</p>
<p>HELD MAY 28TH, 1907, AND FOLLOWING DAYS.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORTHAND BY</p>
<p>GEORGE WALPOLE,</p>
<p>Shorthand Writer to the Court.</p>
<p>POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>EDITED BY</p>
<p>R. F. GRAHAM-CAMPBELL, ESQUIRE,</p>
<p>OF THE INNER TEMPLE.</p>
<p>[Published by Annual Subscription.]</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>GEO. WALPOLE, 1, NEW COURT, LINCOLN'S INN, W.C.</p>
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<p>PRINTED BY</p>
<p>THE ARGUS PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED,</p>
<p>CORNER OF TUDOR STREET AND TEMPLE AVENUE, LONDON, E.C.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Tuesday, May 28th, 1907, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi> </persName>, Bart.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CHARLES BIGHAM</hi> </persName>, Knight, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE F. FAUDEL-PHILLIPS</hi> </persName>, Bart., G. C. I. E., Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES T. RITCHIE</hi> </persName>, Bart.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. P. ALLISTON</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">D. BURNETT</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. HOWSE</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi> </persName>, Knight, K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RENTOUL</hi>, K.C., Commissioner, His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">1907</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">TRELOAR, MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<p>(Tuesday, May 28.)</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi> </p>
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<p>Mr. Close prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<p>To English. There was no one with you to my knowledge when you went to the "King's Arms." I was not the worse for drink. I did not take much notice who were in the "King's Arms." I was not unconscious when I was knocked down, only stunned for the moment I identified Hooper as soon as I got to the station. I knew him by the marks on his face.</p>
<p>The Recorder. You told the magistrate, "I came out and went into another public-house in the York-road; I came out, and directly I got outside Hooper struck me on the jaw and knocked me down, and English was there at the time. I became unconscious, and when I came to myself the prisoners were gone, and I missed my watch and chain, which I had safe when I went into the house." You did not tell the magistrates that when you came to your senses English was</p>
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<p>there and be had your watch and chain in hit hand?—It is correct that when I got up they had disappeared. When I picked prisoners out I should say there were about 12 men there. I believe one or two of them were in the uniform of the Borough Council.</p>
<p>To Hooper. I did not see you in the Red Lion, but as soon as I came out you struck me. I did not say you followed me from the Red Lion to the King's Arms. I said that when I came out of the Red Lion you hid behind me, and struck me a blow.</p>
<p>Police-constable 151 V. On March 19 I was on duty in High-street, Wandsworth. I saw the prisoners leaving the King's Arms. I knew English; he is a well-known character to the police; that is why I took notice of him. I also saw the prosecutor leave the King's Anna. He left before the prisoners. They were quite near the prosecutor when they passed me.</p>
<p>To the Judge. I did not follow them. Prosecutor seemed quite sober. When I told the magistrate that prosecutor appeared to have had some drink I did not mean he was the worse for drink; he was steady enough in his gait. English had had a drink too, but Hooper seemed quite sober. I did say to the magistrate that my atten
<lb/>tion was attracted to prisoners because they were the worse for drink; I did not mean by that that they were drunk. I did not go to the publican and warn him that I had seen two men the worse for drink. They went away, and I do not know what became of them.</p>
<p>To English. I have known you about three years. I could not say what year it was that I first knew you, but it was since I have been in Wandsworth; I have known you 18 months, at any rate. I here seen you hanging about corners and that, and saw you once brought in by the police. I could not say when that was.</p>
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<lb/>deavouring to enter the public bar; the other two were trying to keep him away, when he said, "We will have another drink; we have got the clock, and Fred is inside"—I took it he meant the watch, which is a slang term used by these men—"and as long as Fred stays inside we shall be all right." I immediately stepped out, and told them I was a police officer (as I was in plain clothes), and that I should arrest him for being concerned with another man for highway robbery with violence. This was about 11 o'clock. He said, "I suppose you want to swank it on me, do you? Take me and hang me if you like; I have had enough of this." I took him to the station. I did not go inside the public-house then to look for "Fred" (that was Hooper), because I had previously looked for him, and he was not there. From a conversation overheard in English's house I went to Hooper's house, where I saw him asleep on a dirty chair bedstead is the back kitchen. When I told him I should arrest him he said, "I have not seen English since three o'clock yesterday afternoon." I took him to</p>
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<p>the station, and, prosecutor being sent for, the two prisoners were identified amongst 10 other workmen similarly dressed. When the charge was read over neither man replied.</p>
<p>To English. The urinal I was in was quite close to the public bar—about 10 or 12 yards away—that is how I heard you talking. I knew your voice very well. You did not say you had had enough to drink, that you were fed up with it, nor that you wanted to go home; nothing of the kind. On instructions from the police magistrate I saw Hooper's three witnesses on two occasions, and they declined to attend the Court. I have known Hooper some time.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-29" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ENGLISH</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I was in the "King's Arms" drinking on March 19. Several other fellows were there; prosecutor came in. We were drinking for about an hour. I then went to the Red Lion, and stopped there drinking with my friend, who has gone to Canada. He came out; I stopped there about three-quarters of an hour. I went up then towards Garratt-lane, had a drink, and culled at the Turk's Head; then at the Old Sergeant. They wanted me to go in there to have another drink. I said, "I have got his clock; that meant his face." They said, "Have a drink?" I said, "No, I am fed up, and I dont want any more; I am going home." The constable came out of the urinal and arrested me.</p>
<p>To the Judge. I was drinking with the prosecutor in the King's Arms. I was with a friend, who has gone to Canada now.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-30" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HOOPER</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I was at home in bed. I was not there. I went to bed at half-past 10. My sister cannot come here. She has to go to work.</p>
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<p>Prisoner had been for two years a junior clerk at a salary of £1 a week. Prosecutor desired to recommend the prisoner to mercy, as he had a wife and child—a fact which prosecutor did not know of until this affair came out. The total amount realised by prisoner was about £170.</p>
<p>The Recorder said that it was a very serious crime in a great com
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<p>Mr. Sands prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-35" type="given" value="MAUD"/>MAUD LONG</persName> </hi>. I keep a boot shop with my husband at 301, Harrow Road. On April 12, 1907, at 8 p.m., a man came into my shop and asked for a penny pair of laces, like those produced, and tendered a coin similar to those produced as a sixpence. I asked if he had a penny. He gave me one, and I returned the coin.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN GILL</hi>, H Division. On April 12, at about 8 p.m., I was in the Harrow-road, when Sergeant Holbrook said some
<lb/>thing to me. I saw the prisoner and another man, and followed them to 301, Harrow-road. The prisoner went into the shop, and purchased a pair of laces, tendering in payment what appeared to be a sixpence to the last witness. The coin was examined, and returned to him. He paid for the laces with a new penny, left the shop and joined the other man, who was waiting a short distance from the shop. They walked together as far as Christ Church grounds and there sepa
<lb/>rated. The prisoner stood there, and apparently noticed Sergeant Holbrook on the opposite side of the road, and then threw something bright into Christ Church grounds. Prisoner then again joined the other man, went down Maryland-road, and returned by Woodfield-road, stood by the Guardians' offices and threw something into the grounds. I got over the railing and found two plated coins (produced), told Holbrook what I had found and he arrested the prisoner. The other man ran away. Afterwards I saw prisoner at the station and told him what I had found. He said, "I never went into the shop with them; the other chap did that." I then charged him with utter
<lb/>ing and possessing counterfeit coin. He said, "It is a lie that I tried to counterfeit them."</p>
<p>Detective-Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER HOLBROOK</hi>, H Division. At 8 p.m. on April 12, 1907, I saw prisoner in Kilburn-lane with another man, kept them under observation, and followed them into the Harrow-road, through several back streets, and into the Harrow-road again, where I spoke to Sergeant Gill. I saw the prisoner, the taller man, go into No. 301. When he came out the two went together as far as Christ Church, when the prisoner stood with his back to the railing, the other man going into Maryland-road, and returning and joining the prisoner, and they went into Woodfield-road. Gill spoke to me</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, Inspector of Counterfeit Coins, H.M. Mint. The six coins produced are farthings of her late Majesty and the pre
<lb/>sent King, altered in such a way as to pass for sixpences. They are filed on one side and silvered over, and appear worn on one side and new on the other.</p>
<p>Prisoner (not on oath). All I can do is to plead guilty to having them in my possession and throwing them away. They were handed to me by this chap, who was a thorough stranger to me. He was away and I get the blame for it. It is my first offence; I have never been in prison before.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070528-10-offence-1 t19070528-name-38"/>John Bedford</persName> and stealing therein one gold watch and other articles, his property, and feloniously re
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<p>(Wednesday, May 29.)</p> </div1>
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<lb/>fended.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SEWELL</persName> </hi>, over-mantel maker, 24, Howe Street. I am 24, and have a friend named Darke about my own age. I knew the de
<lb/>ceased, who was a porter about my own age. They came to see me on April 20 last about 7.30, and we went to a public-house in Howe Street, the "Duchess of York," where we stopped about 15 minutes, and then walked to Shoreditch. We went into the "King's Arms," where we stopped about 15 minutes. Deceased then asked if we would go to "Dirty Dick's" public-house, in Bishopsgate. It was ute day of the final Cup-tie football match. We got there about nine o'clock. It was crowded, and we did not get in. There were people outside who appeared to have come from the country. We spoke to three of them, Yorkshiremen, including Robert Lees. We asked them to have a drink. We walked back to Shoreditch, and called at four public-houses, but did not have drinks at the fourth (the "Crosby Head"), as they would not serve us. We were not drunk. I should say we were jolly. Two of the Yorkshiremen, Dawson and Laister, remained with us up till then, and left us. Outside the "London As
<lb/>surance" I noticed eight or nine girls and a number of youths. One of the girls spoke to one of the countrymen. I walked on about 30 or 40 yards when Darke came up and said something. We all walked on to the corner of Wellesley Street, when a large stone caught me is the middle of my back. I turned round, and saw a little short fellow plunge a knife into Darke's shoulder. I rushed to his aid, and caught hold of the fellow, but had to release him instantly, as I was surrounded by four or five of the youths, who had shoemakers' knives is their hands similar to this (produced). They made thrusts at me. One reached my left side, but I had a piece of chalk in my pocket, which prevented the knife hurting me. It made this out in my coat (showing same). I identified Allen as one of the youths who thrust at me, but he did not reach me. A police constable came along and arrested Darke. None of us had knives. Some bad sticks. Darke and Lees were on the ground when the constable arrived. I went on a few yards, and was then arrested and taken to the police station, but not charged. Four were taken to the station. The lads with we knives ran away. Lees was not charged.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. We were not served at the fourth, public-house we visited in Shoreditch because two of the men were singing and making a noise. When the girl spoke to one of the countrymen Darke came up to me and we walked towards Wellesley Street. I only saw the back of the man who stabbed Darke. I did not identify prisoner. I can't say that they were all shoemakers' knives. The piece of chalk in my pocket stopped the course of the knife. This all happened between 11.30 and 12. I could not identify the policeman who came up. Darke and Lees appeared to have been knocked down</p>
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<p>and wore on the ground when the policeman came. There was no stand-up fight. I had to keep my eyes open to defend myself. We were not the assailants, but were on the defensive. I only saw one policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DARKE</persName> </hi>, labourer. I went out with Dundon and Sewell about seven o'clock p.m. on April 20. We went to a number of public-houses and then to "Dirty Dick's," where we picked up Lees and two other Yorkshiremen. We went to other public-houses and then to King's Cross. We went down City Road to the corner of West
<lb/>moreland Place to the "London Assurance" public-house, where one of the fellows said something to one of the countrymen outside, where there were boys and girls together. It came to blows. I turned round and smacked Allen on the face with my open hand and walked on. There were stones flying in all directions. I should out to the deceased and told prisoner to look out. I was surrounded. but cannot identify anyone. I was stabbed in the right shoulder, and lost consciousness. I don't know who stabbed me. I was picked up and taken to the police station; a stitch was put in the wound. I don't know that I was fighting with Lees. I have been told so since. I did not know I was stabbed till I got to the police station.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not recognise prisoner. I heard it men
<lb/>tioned at the police station that I was fighting with Lees.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-43" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOLDSWORTH</persName> </hi>, 227b, City Road. I am 12 years old, and go to school. I had been to the Britannia Music Hall on the night in question, and was going home alone between 11 and 11.30. Passing the corner of Westmoreland Place, I saw prisoner, Sewell, Darke, and one who spoke like a countryman, and some girls. I know prisoner, who lives near me. Florence Fairhead was with prisoner I had seen them together before. Chapman and Allen were also there. I do not know whether Murty was there. I thought the men were drunk. One of the countrymen put his arm round Florence's waist and hit prisoner, who hit him back. One of the men hit Allen on the head with a stick. There was then a fight between prisoner and Allen. Four of the men walked on to Windsor Terrace. I fol
<lb/>lowed. Then they all started throwing stones, the lads following them. Then there was another fight, and the countryman struck Allen again on the head with a stick. A policeman came up and took two of them. There was a crowd, and they followed the constable to the station. Deceased and Chapman also followed. Prisoner came up to Dundon and stabbed him in the left side with what looked like a shoemaker's knife, similar to this, but it had a shorter handle and longer blade. He fell, and said, "I am stabbed." This was near the tobacconist's shop, where I said to prisoner, "Oh, you coward!" He made a growling noise and said, "Shut up!" He ran towards Bath Street along the City Road. Two men picked Dundon up. He staggered to the police station and then fell. I went home The next day I was in Windsor Terrace and found a shoemaker's knife on the asphalt ground. I took it home and showed it next day to Mrs. Murray, who lives in the house, and left it with her.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I know prisoner. At the Coroner's Court, when he was going downstairs, he said, "You wait till I get out." He never threatened me before. I have often seen him with Florence Fairhead. I am certain that prisoner hit the man in return. I did not see him hit anybody in the fight. There was a lot of stone throw
<lb/>ing, and prisoner threw a stone that hit Sewell in the back. I saw prisoner take a knife out when he stabbed deceased. I told my mother of it, and the said, "Shut up; it was only a drunken row." I am sure prisoner was there.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I told Allen's sister of it on the Monday following. Mrs. Murray told me to say nothing about it. I told my story to the police on Wednesday morning, when I was brought out of school.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-44" type="given" value="MARIE"/>MARIE MURRAY</persName> </hi>, 227b, City Road. Holdsworth lives in my house. On Monday, April 22, he made a statement to me and showed me a short-handled knife with a long blade, similar to this, only the blade is shorter. I showed it to the people upstairs, and they said, "Get rid of it," and I took it down and put it in the fire. The handle was burnt, and my husband took the blade and showed it to his mates, and they threw it away.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT PONMAN</hi>, G 333. I saw the deceased fol
<lb/>lowing the crowd. He fell on his face. I picked him up. He was covered with blood, and I took him to the station. The next morn
<lb/>ing at 3.30 I was in Windsor Terrace and picked up this knife against the kerb.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not see deceased stabbed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-45" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ROBERTS</persName> </hi>, house surgeon, Bartholomew's Hospital. The de
<lb/>ceased was brought in in the early morning of April 21 and placed under my charge. I found a wound in his chest, near the second rib, about 1 1/2 in long, going inwards towards the heart wall. I performed an operation, but he died in about five minutes. I made a post-mortem. The wound reached the interior of the heart, was 4 1/2 in deep, and was such as might be inflicted by a knife with a</p>
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<p>blade 4 1/2 in long. It would require a longer blade than this one. The cause of death was loss of blood.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It is impossible to tell in what attitude the assailant was to inflict the wound. He would not necessarily have to be in front. It would be possible to do it over the shoulder. The deceased was about 5 ft. 8 in.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE WRIGHT</hi>, G Division. On April 22, at 7.45p.m, I went to 8, Wellesley Street and saw prisoner. He was on the first floor washing himself. He lives there with his sister. I said, "I am a police officer, and I shall arrest you for being concerned with Allen, Chapmen, and Murty in killing one man and wounding another in City Road on Saturday night." He said, "I didn't use a knife. I have never had one since the last affair. I only used my fists. He started on us. I don't know who it was that used the knife. I got a black eye."</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate: "I can prove that I never had no knife. At the time it was done I was up at my house. I can prove that two had knives on them, but I never see them use them. I know who the bootmaker's knife belonged to. It was given to me the night before as I was going to Peter's Lane, and I gave it back to the man who gave it me as I was going home the same night. I never see no one have that knife not till I got to the station on Tuesday morning. One of them came up to me the night the fight happened where I was standing with Flow Fairhead, and said, 'I have chivied two of them.' Then on Sunday morning a girl said to one of them, 'What did you cry last night for?' He said, Wouldn't you cry if you chivied one of your own tarts?' When we were in the cell, four together, he said, 'I chivied that tart. I chivied that man as he held up his arm, but I never stabbed the one that is dead.' That is all. I want to call Miss Fairhead, and I will also call my sister."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-46" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE ASHTON</persName> </hi> (prisoner's sister), 8, Wellesley Street, wire stretcher. On April 20 I went to my sister's to tea and was at home from eight till 11 p.m., when I went out to get my errands in. I re
<lb/>turned at 11.20. I then went out about 11.30 to get a tin of con
<lb/>densed milk. I went to the top of Wellesley Street and heard people shouting "Murder!" I ran up and saw my brother (prisoner) held by one of the men. I caught hold of him and said, "You had better come home now or you will get yourself into trouble. I dragged him away and took him home. I saw no knife on him. It was not his practice to carry one. He was struggling with a man much taller than himself. There was no blood about him. Florence Fairhead helped me to get him home. That was about 12 o'clock. He stayed home about half an hour. His face was swollen and covered with mud. He said a man had kicked him in the face. He washed his face and went home with Florence. He come home to sleep</p>
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<p>about one o'clock. Florence lives in Northampton Street, which is about half or three-quarters of an hour's walk.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When I went out for the condensed milk I saw a policeman with a man in custody in Shepherdess Walk. I should not know the policeman. My brother was making a punch at a man taller than himself. Five feet eight inches would be a good bit taller than my brother. That was the only row I heard that night.</p>
<p>By the Judge. I remember prisoner being before the magistrate. I was not in Court. I was at work. He told me he wanted me to attend. I knew he was being charged with murder. I was present at the coroner's inquest. I know the verdict was "Wilful murder" against four, my brother being one. I did not offer to give evidence.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-47" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE FAIRHEAD</persName> </hi>, 55, Northampton Street, Clerkenwell. I was working at a coffee shop on April 20, and got home about 7 or 7.30. I went out about 8.30 with some girls to Peter's Lane. We stood there, when prisoners Chapman and Murty came down. We went to the Empire. When we came out we went down the City Road outside the "London Assurance," That was sbout 11 o'clock. We were standing together, when three men time along and they started pushing by us. One dropped his hat, and a little girl picked it up, and he ran after her. One of the men put his arm round my neck. I put it off again, and one of them hit prisoner and he returned it. Then there was a fight between all the boys. I did not see a knife. The fight lasted about a quarter of so hour. The men went to the top of Windsor Terrace and then turned back. They ran after the boys, and there was another fight. I stood at the corner of Wellesley Street. I saw Chapman and, I believe, Sewell. Prisoner was mixed up with the others. Caroline Ashton came and fetched her brother away, and a policeman came along. I went with them to their house and remained about 20 minutes or half an hour. We then went back to Wellesley Street. I went home, and prisoner with me. I left him at the door.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When I was outside the "London Assurance" prisoner and I were standing there. I have been keeping company with him about three months. I have been in the City Road with him once and also in Peter's Lane. Allen, Chapman, and Murty were there all standing outside the "London Assurance." I do not know the deceased. He called his name out himself. That is first time I ever heard it. He said, "I am Dundon's mob. I know the Nile." I do not understand what that means. There is a Nile street. I suppose the Nile boys are a mob. I do not know that they belong to the Nile, but I know they are always down there Chap
<lb/>man and Murty are Nile boys. I did not notice the man who put his arm round my neck. When prisoner looked at him the man struck him in the face and prisoner hit him back. After the fight finished opposite the "London Assurance," the strange man went away towards Windsor Terrace. We followed to the top of Wellesley Street. I did not see any stones thrown. There was a pile of stones</p>
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<p>close by. I saw a man arrested by a police officer. I should know him again. (Police-Sergeant White stood forward.) That is the officer. The thing was all over by the time I went away with pri
<lb/>soner and his sister. He said, "You know those three men we had a fight with last night?" I said, "Yes." He said, "One of then is dead." I said, "Go on!" Nothing more was said. On the night of the fight prisoners hands were grazed and had some blood on them. I saw no knife. I have never seen any knives like this.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-48" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ASHTON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I was outside the "London Assurance" about 11 p.m. on April 20 with Allen, Chapman, and Murty, and four or five girls. We were all sober. Some men came shoving into us and one put his arm round Florence Fairhead's neck. I was not angry. I looked full at him and he looked down at Murty, who had a stick in his hand. I still looked at him, and he made a whack at me in the face. I took no more notice of it. He hit Murty after he hit me. I did not hit him. We went along City Road towards Islington. About five yards passed Wellesley Street Florence asked me if I was going home. I said, "Yes," and walked with her and got up to Wellesley Street, and saw Allen and Chapman fighting Darke came up and hit me on the head with a stick. I made a whack at him back with my fist. I had no knife about me, or stick. I got two or three more whacks on the head by Darke, and was knocked down, and another man came on the top of me. That was between Wellesley Street and the ladder yard. I got kicked in the face at well, and got my hand trod on. My sister picked me up, and said. "Come on away, or you will get yourself into trouble." I and my sister walked home alone, and stopped in half an hour or 20 minutes, and then went home with Florence Fairhead about 12.10. My face was bruised. I had a black eye, and my head was all bumps. I did not stab a man that night.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was struck by the man who put his arm round Florence Fairhead's neck. I did not strike him back. I heard her say in the witness-box that I did. She is wrong. I did not have a fight till I got opposite Wellesley Street. I looked at the man who put his arm round her neck, and Darke came up and hit me with a stick. I did not strike him. Florence Fairhead is wrong in saying I did. The first fight took place at the "London Assurance," and the second one about 200 yards off. I was going home with Florence after the man hit me outside the "London Assurance" You pass Wellesley Street to go to Northampton Street. I did not follow the man up to Windsor Terrace, but went on in the same direction four or five minutes after. I did not see any stone-throwing. I did not see a heap of stones in the road. I saw Allen, Chapman, and the men fighting. I did not see a man stab Darke. I did not see Sewell. I recognised Darke by having a stick in his hand. He was fighting with Allen, and Chapman was fighting with another man. Murty is a small, dark fellow. He was not fighting with Darke. He had</p>
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<p>gone away up Westmoreland Place. It is at right angles with the city Road. There was no small dark fellow who took part in the second fight. I was walking with Florence and came on the fight accidentally. Florence was with me outside the "London Assurance" when Darke hit me. I never left her at the corner of Wellesley Street. She might have stopped there. I first saw my sister there when she picked me up. I observed in the witness-box that she did not say anything about picking me up. She asked me to go home. I was on the ground. Darke assaulted me outside 227 B, City Road. I struck back at Darke. He is a great deal taller than myself. I did not see any police come up. When my sister said I made a punch at a man a great deal taller than myself outside 227B, that could not be Darke. I am sure I had not a knife. I have seen the knife produced in Court. I bad a knife like that the night before the fight, which Allen gave me. He is a stick-maker. I do not know why he should give it to me to mind. He gave it to me in Nelson's passage at about nine p.m. I kept the knife till 11.30 in my pocket. I had never minded it for him before. He said he had a hole in his pocket, and it would fall out, or something of that sort. I have known Allen about seven years. None of my friends had knives like this. My sister told me on Saturday morning that the man was dead.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I was not on the ground struggling when my sister dragged me away. I remember saying before the magistrate that one of them came up to me on the night of the fight, when I was standing with Flow Farehead, and said, "I have chivied two of them." That was Allen. It was after the fight up by Wellesley Street. Allen came up to me at the corner of Northampton Street.</p>
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<p>Mr. Bodkin prosecuted.</p>
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<lb/>stables came from the surrounding stations, and we took the prisoner to the station on a costermonger's barrow, holding him down, as he was very violent. We were then seen by Dr. Contor. My hand was injured, and my right shin. I did not go off duty.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN BRESLIN</hi>, 307 G. I was on duty with the last witness, and saw Hackett taken away by Sergeant Matthews. I did not see prisoner there then. There was a large gang of men behaving very disorderly. I and Cursons requested them to go away. Pri
<lb/>soner was there, and I saw him knock down Cursons. I went to assist him. Prisoner turned round and butted me in the stomach, and I fell. He ran away; I followed, and he again attempted to butt me. I drew my truncheon and struck him in the head. He ran a distance of 500 yards to Clarence Street, where I caught him. He again became violent and kicked me to the ground. Garraway came to our assistance. Prisoner got away from me and threw Garraway down. There was a large crowd, who were throwing bottles and other missiles, kicking and shouting. I was struck on the helmet with a large claret bottle of beer. I got several blows from the crowd. Prisoner was very violent, trying to get away and twisting about. Garraway and Cursons were holding him, I keeping the crowd back as best I could. There was a very large crowd, who kept closing in on us and trying to pull the prisoner away. There was no attempt by anybody to assist us. Ultimately prisoner was taken to the sta
<lb/>tion. I was seen by the doctor. I was vomiting for several days afterwards from the butting in the stomach and was on the sick list nine days. I am now all right. I received several kicks about the legs.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN GARRAWAY</hi>, 316 G. On May 5 I saw the last two witnesses pursuing the prisoner in Baron Street and followed. Prisoner was stopped in Chapel Street. I got hold of him. He kicked me on the ribs and in the legs, on both thighs, and both shins. I was thrown to the ground, blew my whistle, drew my truncheon, and struck prisoner about the legs. He was on the top of Brealia. My helmet was knocked off, the lamp torn from my belt, and throws at me by the crowd. When I got to the station I was seen by the doctor, and have been on the sick list for 22 days. The kicks were in
<lb/>tentional kicks, not done unintentionally in the struggle.</p>
<p>Police constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK MARSHALL</hi>, 315 G. On the early morn
<lb/>ing of May 5 I went to the assistance of Cursons and Breslin. The prisoner and a very large crowd were there. They were very hostile, throwing bricks, bottles, and other missiles, and there were shouts of "Go it, Darkey—down the bastard and kill him." I saw one man striking at Garraway; then we closed, and we fell in the struggle. I was stabbed in the shoulder twice. I do not know by whom. I had drawn my truncheon to keep the crowd off. I had a fit at the station; my wounds were dressed, and I have been on the sick list 16 days.</p>
<p>Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK GABB</hi>, G Division, stationed at King's cross Road. In the early morning of May 5 Hackett was brought in by Sergeant Matthews, was charged, and afterwards dealt with. After that I got calls for assistance and despatched about 30 men. I also telephoned to Islington, and about 50 officers in all were sent. At 12.45 a.m. prisoner was brought to the station and charged. He said "What about what I have got?" He had a wound on the head.</p>
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<lb/>way suffering from pain in the legs, thighs, and shins, and he com
<lb/>plained of pain in the testicles. He was a good deal shaken. I placed him on the sick list, and he was on the sick list for just over three weeks. Breslin was suffering from sickness. He was vomiting, which continued for some few days. He remained on the sick list about eight days. He complained of being kicked on the legs, but he said that was not much. The sickness might be produced by being butted in the stomach. Cursons had a bruise on the back of his right hand and slight bruises on the side of his face. Marshall had two wounds on his back. Shortly after I went to the station he had an apoplectic fit, the result of shock. The wounds were caused by some sharp instrument; they were punctured wounds, and were stopped from going further by the shoulder blade; they were clean stabs, about 3/4 in. deep. He was on the sick list 15 or 16 days. I examined the prisoner. He had a contused wound on the head and two small contusions on each shin. The skin of the head was broken and bleeding. I saw him the following day; he was better, and after that left my hands.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-75" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SAVAGE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). On the night of May 4 I had had a drop too much to drink and was walking up Pentonville Hill, when I saw a fellow named Hackett going to be locked up by two policemen. I looked down the street and saw a crowd of about 50 people. I went on, and a police-constable trod on my heels. I said, "Don't do that," and walked away. He kept on pushing me and kicking me on the heels. I turned round and said, "Don't do that." He still kept on pushing. I pushed him, and he fell down. I ran across the road, and got stopped by a constable. I do not remember butting him. I think we both fell down in the struggle. I ran about 300 yards to Warren Street. I remember having a slight struggle there. I became unconscious, and remember nothing more until I was at the station.</p>
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<p>There were three convictions proved for larceny and one for dis
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<p>Mr. Forester Boulton, M.P., and Mr. Horace C. Fenton prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<p>believe book (produced) to be my Savings Bank deposit book. I began an account about 1875. The last time 1 drew was in June, 1905. I kept the book in a box in my bedroom. I usually send the 1906. book up to the Post Office in February, and in February, 1906, 1907. I asked Willmin to send it She afterwards produced the book, and 1908. allowed me an entry, and said, "There's £80 and the interest. That's 1909. all right" Later on, on April 6, I asked her to produce the book 1910. again, and she produced it after a lot of squabbling. She threw 1911. some of it on the fire, but it was snatched out. I know Saunders as 1912. a kind of jobbing cailpenter. His wife's sister lodged at my house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070528-name-79" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-79" type="given" value="ADA BEATRICE"/>ADA BEATRICE DYER</persName> </hi>, assistant, Post Office, 794, Old Kent Road. On July 6, 1906, both prisoners came to my Post Office. Saunders handed me demand note (produced). I gave the form to Willmin, who filled it up; Saunders put a cross to it and I handed I; him 20s. They had called three or four times before at the Post Office, sad I knew them well. I afterwards identified the prisoners amongst a number of persons.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY HOLFORD</hi>, P Division. On April 29. 1907, I arrested Saunders at 32, Albert Road, Deptford. I told him the charge. He said, "I did it to assist the woman" I arrested Willmin at 67, Asthurv Road, Peckham. She said, "I did it through Saunders." At the station they both made statements, which were taken down by Inspector Baker, and which I produce. (The statements were read, according to which each prisoner charged the other with the chief part of the fraud.)</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-80" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID SAUNDERS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). This woman first came to me asking me if I Would do her the favour to go to the Post office with her to draw £I out. I said, "Do not you think I shall get into a row if I go with you." She said. "Nothing of the kind. If you will go with me I will give you 3s. for the loss of your time and your trouble." From first to last I never had any intention to do any
<lb/>thing unjust in any way. I have always borne a good character, am 41 years old, and never had a charge against me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE</hi>
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<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY BRAIN</hi> deposed to the fact that prisoner had been employed for 30 years in n firm in Manchester and was considered</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070528-22a-offence-1 t19070528-name-84"/>Francis Alexander Johnson</persName>, and stealing therein 10 silver trays and other articles, his property, and the sum of £I, the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070528-22a-offence-1 t19070528-name-85"/>Ada Jenkins</persName>, and feloniously receiving same.</rs> Against Falcon six previous convictions were proved, including one of four years penal servitude at this Court on July 23, 1900, for robbery with violence; against Smith, 12 previous convictions.</p>
<p>Sentences, both,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070528-23-offence-1 t19070528-name-87"/>George H entry</persName> Watts, and stealing from him the sum of 5s., or thereabouts, of his moneys.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. G. L. Hardy prosecuted; Mr. Jellico defended.</p>
<p>
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<p>On April 26, soon after midnight, I was coming out of the "Albert" public-house in All Saints Road. I had had one drink in there. I had my senses about me. This is about quarter of an hour's walk from Silver Street. I treated the prisoner to a drink and changed half a sovereign. Prisoner asked me for 2s., and I refused it. I put the change back into the same pocket. I was with prisoner about half an hour in the bar. Mr. Freeman was with me, and two other young chaps as well—not friends of mine. They were talking to prisoner. We went towards Talbot Road. Freeman was walking with another chap, and I was walking with prisoner and a friend of his, one on each side. The prisoner was on the left side, where the money was. We were in a main thoroughfare, but it was very quiet. All of a sudden prisoner struck me, put his hand in my pocket, and took out something over 5s. He hit me on the right side with his left hand. The man on the other side struck me also. Prisoner got hold of my arm; put his hand under my chin and held me up. He took 5s. and a few coppers, leaving me with 4s. The Nan on my right held me on that side. I fell over and became unconscious with the force of the blow. Freeman picked me up and took me home. I was rather queer. I picked prisoner out the next day at the police station from amongst others.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I slept in Biker Street that night, or rather next morning. It was about ten to one when I got home. I was going to Ladbroke Road after this assault, not before. I was sober enough to know which way I wept. I must have gone along Ladbroke Road. I told the magistrate that I was on the ground unconscious, but I will not swear that I did. I was picked up by my brother. He was the only one there when I came to. I felt in my pockets imme
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<p>My brother-in-law did not tell me I had lost money. I knew it myself as soon as I recovered consciousness. I know the police station in Lad broke Road. I felt too bad to go to the police station that night. I aid not pass it. We branched off pe
<lb/>halls at Elbridge Road. I will not swear I went through Pem
<lb/>bridge Road—either Pembridge Road or Pembridge Crescent. My brother-in-law came home with me. I had to get up very early next morning. I wheat out at half past 11, having had to attend to busi
<lb/>ness at home. I got to the police station just on 12, and made com
<lb/>plaint of having been robbed. I will swear I told the constable it was 5s. and a few coppers. It was about 10 to 12 when I went to the "Albert" the night before. I leave off work any time after eight; that evening I was out before eight. I keep a newsagent's shop, and usually close at 10, but I left someone to close for me that night The first public-house I called at was the "Civet Cat," in Kensington That must have been after eight o'clock. My brother-in-law was with me all the evening. No one else was with us then. I changed a shilling there, and got ninepence change. I may have gone into one or two more public-houses—I did not go into every one I saw.</p>
<p>(Thursday, May 30.)</p>
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<lb/>men there. It is about quarter of an hour's walk from the "Albert" to my home it might take as long as half an hour. I did not see any policeman after I was assaulted. Several people passed us. We made no complaint to anybody that night. I may have had about 12s. when I started out in the evening; I am not sure. I do not know what money Freeman had. I was not in the "Colville" about half-past 10. I know there is such a public-house, but I cannot say where it lies. I do not know a man named Steadman, nor Birchley. I know the "Warwick" public-house. I was not there, as far as I remember. I was not refused drink at any public-house (A man named Page Steadman was brought into Court.) I saw that man that very night. I was not with him at any other public-house but the "Albert." I was in about four public-houses altogether. (A mass named Birchley stood up in Court.) I was not with that man on the night. I was not treating people in the four hotels I was in, and I did not see any women there, only the woman behind the bar. Stead
<lb/>man, one of the men I have just seen, was walking on the other side of me when the assault took place. We did not go past the "Apollo" and stand outside. (Harry Colleau stood up.) That is one of the seven men who was with us. (The witness then said the opposite.) I deny that he was with us at the "Apollo," and went in after closing time and fetched out drink to us. There was no drink brought out what
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<p>I was not drunk then. As I was walking with the other men we were talking. I could not tell you what we said; it was only for short distance. I am quite sure this affair took place on the night between Thursday and Friday. What I said before the magistrate is correct. I could not say that Steadman held me on the other side whilst prisoner robbed me. It was either he or the other one—there were two. I had not been in the "Apollo" at any time. I may have said to the magistrate, "I may have been in the 'Apollo' previously."</p>
<p>Re-examined. Before I was rendered unconscious I felt something going into my pocket. That was why, on coming to, I felt to see if any money had gone. I treated Steadman in the "Albert" that night. I do not know Birchley.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-90" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FREEMAN</persName> </hi>, 56, Tasman Road, Stock well, newsagent. On April 26 I was with Watts in the "Albert." We were alone at first; a little later three others joined us, whom I had not seen to speak to before. We stayed there about half an hour, then went outside and stood talking; then they followed us across the road. Watts was walking with two men, one on either side; one was the prisoner. I saw them pulling Watts along; they had his hands behind him some-now. I did not see exactly; I was kept back in conversation. When I got up 10 my brother-in-law (Watts), he was on the ground, and I saw prisoner kick him. Then prisoner ran away. Watts was partly unconscious when I picked him up. He said as soon as he got up that he had Been robbed. I took him home.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am certain about the kick. I did not spend any money that night in public-houses. I had no money with me. We started out between half-past eight and nine; it may have been earlier. I met my brother at his shop. We were going to a music-hall. We only went to two public-houses before the "Albert"—the "Civet Cat" and the "Colville." I was with my brother-in-law all the time. We had a ride on a bus to Hammersmith during the evening. Nobody treated us at these public-houses. I do not know what Watts changed at these places; only the half-sovereign at the "Albert." I did not see a policeman. I think the "Apollo" is on the other side of the road; I have never used it at all. When we left the "Albert" we turned to the right and across the road through Clydesdale Road. Two men came up and kept my brother-in-law in conversation. I was shout halfway down the street with another fellow—about 50 yards, I should think. We did not pass any people. We had not been re
<lb/>fused drink that evening. I was quite sober, and my brother also. When the assault took place I was about four or five yards away. I did not see my brother-in-law robbed. He told me so. It would take probably 10 minutes from the "Albert" to my brother-in-law's house. We went along Pembnage Road on the way. We did not go to the police station nor complain to anybody. Next day I got no about eight. My brother was, already out doing his business. He has to get up early. I saw him downstairs in the shop. It was about 12 when we went to the police station, which was about five minutes' walk.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-91" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK CHURCHWARD</persName> </hi>. On April 26, about nine p.m., I saw prisoner in the "Albert" and charged him with being concerned with two other men not in custody with having assaulted and robbed the prose
<lb/>cutor. He said, "I know nothing about it." He was identified by the prosecutor amongst eight others. When he was formally charged he said, "I am innocent." I found on him 5s. 6d. in silver and 3d. in bronze.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner has been in the 7th Fusiliers Militis Battalion and another Militia Battalion. I know of no conviction against him. I called in at the station when prosecutor was there making complaint. He seemed very nervous. I should say he had been drinking overnight. This was at 12 o'clock the next morning. Freeman did not show any evidence of drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-92" type="given" value="FRANK ARTHUR"/>FRANK ARTHUR GILES</persName> </hi>, licensed victualler, the "Albert," All Saints Road. On April 25 I saw prisoner in my house, also the prosecutor and Freeman. The prosecutor changed half a sovereign. They left a few minutes after 12, probably 10 past. There were five men, I think, altogether. The prosecutor was sober. I noticed that particularly on account of his changing the half-sovereign.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I should not supply drink to a man the worse for drink I could not say if anyone else got change besides the prosecutor, as I was not serving. These men had been in the hotel, I should think, about an hour. They were all sober. I should know two of the other men. I know prisoner's brother, Michael Bowes, as a customer. I did not see him that evening—that is the 25th. He was there on the next day.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK HARVEY</hi>. On April 26, about 12.30. I was in All Saints Road and saw the prisoner with three or four others near the "Albert." I know the prisoner well. I cannot say whether Watts or Freeman was with him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was not there when they came out of the public-house. They were talking quietly together while I saw them, which was during five or six minutes. I could not identify any of the other men. I knew nothing against the prisoner.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The public-house had closed before I lost sight of the men.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-93" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM CUTMORE</persName> </hi>, licensed victualler, the "Apollo," All Saints Road. On April 26 I was in the house and remained till col
<lb/>ing time, but never saw Watts there. I have seen prisoner several times, but not for about three months. He was not in my house on April 25. No drinks were sent out to anyone that night.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am speaking of the Thursday night—the 25th My barman and barmaid, my wife and myself, serve in the public-house. No one could have taken drink outside on that night after closing time. We do not send drink out.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-94" type="given" value="PAGI"/>PAGI STEADMAN</persName> </hi>, greengrocer, Westbourne Park. On April 25 I went Into the "Colville," Portobello Road, about half-past eight or</p>
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<p>nine. Watts came in about half-past 10. Freeman, I believe, was with him. They were there about an hour, with some others. When they were on the point of leaving they asked for more drinks. (I think it was Watts who asked.) But they did not get any; they were not sober. I was three parts in the wind, but had my head screwed on the right way. I was afterwards at the "Albert," and saw prisoner. I bad not seen him before that night. I was in a bar called "The Abode of Love," and he was in another, the big bar. Watts and Freeman came in with me. There were five of us. Before reaching the "Albert," we went into the "Warwick." There we were refused after two drinks had been supplied out of the five which were wanted. Two of the company had gone in first, and then we other three fol
<lb/>lowed in; it was then the landlord refused to serve us. Then we went to the "Albert"; this was about 12 o'clock. We got drink there all right. I think Watts called for them. I think we all had two drinks there. It was near the half hour when we left. We stayed outside chatting. Then four of us went across to the "Apollo"—myself, Witts, Freeman, and Harry Birchley, I think. We left the prisoner outside the "Albert." No assault by or robbery of prosecutor by the prisoner took place in my company, nor did I do anything to prose
<lb/>cutor. Before that we got four drinks at the "Apollo" between us. I bought them and took two outside, Birchley bringing the other two. The hotel was just on the point of closing. We had no diffi
<lb/>culty in getting the drinks. The man came out when we had finished and took the glasses back. I left Watts and Freeman at the corner of Lancaster Road and St. Luke's Road. They would be going in the direction of Westbourne Park, going north.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I work for my brother; he hat not a shop at present. I knew prisoner at the time of this affair. I did not know where he Lived. Prisoners brother asked me to give evidence two or three days ago. I did not know that this affair concerned me before he asked me about it. I had not thought about it before that It was brought to my mind when prisoner's brother gave a description in regard to it When Watts spoke to me in the "Colville" I had not known him before. The prisoner might never walked a few yards with us when we left the "Mbert," not more. It must he a lie for prosecutor to say he was walking with prisoner when he left the "Albert." I had only been to the "Warwick" before I went to the "Albert." I was not too drunk to remember what took place. I went straight home after leaving Freeman and Waits. I had not seen prisoner for some weeks when I saw him in the other bar in the "Albert"; I went round into his bar. I know the landlord of the "Apollo"; I do not think I saw him in the bar.</p>
<p>To the Judge. While I was with Freeman and Watts after leaving the "Albert" nothing happened at all, bar once, when Freeman smacked the prisoner twice in the face outside the "Albert." Pri
<lb/>soner said, "If you do that again I shall smack you hard." That is why we went across to the "Apollo."</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-95" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY BIRCHLEY</persName> </hi>, 178, Cornwall Road, stableman. I remember being in the "Albert" on April 25. I went in about 11.30. Before that I was in the "Apollo" I found prisoner in the "Albert," also Watts and Freeman. I was with prisoner in another bar. Watts and Freeman afterwards came into our bar, with three others. I did not see them purchase any drinks. They were drunk when they entered the place. I was sober. They were with me and prisoner in that bar about 20 minutes. We all went out together, just on closing time, and stood talking a little. I left prisoner outside the "Albert," and went off with Steadman, Freeman, and Watts to the "Apollo." I and Steadman went in and fetched the drinks. We drank ours in the house, and the other two had theirs outside. Then the three of us walked to the top of Lancaster Road and St. Luke's Road, and I went away with Steadman. Watts and Freeman went towards Westbourne Park. I did not see them again that night. No assault was committed upon Watts by anyone.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I work for Mr. Battersby. St. Luke's Mews. I was not at the police court because I did not think the case concerned me. I did not know so much about the case as I do now.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I did not think it was this case at all when I read of it in the newspapers.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-96" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL BOWES</persName> </hi>, gas stoker, brother of the prisoner. I remember April 26, when I heard that my brother had got into trouble. On that day I gave my brother 6s. which I owed him. That was about eight or nine in the evening, before he was arrested. I was at home when he was arrested. I had just returned home that day.</p>
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<p>Mr. Austin Metcalfe prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-102" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>, 48, Myrtle Street, Hoxton. I married the prisoner's brother. He was 26 years of age. The prisoner is in the Royal Worcestershire Regiment, and was staying with me on fur
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<p>He has been in the army 6 1/2 years. On the night of April 14 I was with my husband and prisoner. We had been to my brother's to tea They were sober. We were walking along Nile Street on our way home when some dispute arose between the two. I do not know what it was about. I heard my husband say, "Do not fight here; come to Hoxton." They took off their coats. The next I saw was the prisoner bit my husband in the mouth. This was just oppo
<lb/>site Westmoreland Place. He reeled back and fell forward, and hit his head on the kerb. The policeman came up and said, "What is the matter?" I said, "It is ail right, governor, it is only two brother having a tiff." I did not know anything serious had hap
<lb/>pened. The police said, "Take him home." Some men were stand-ing round, and one of them said, "Shall I carry him home for you, senses?" and they carried him home and put him on my bed. Pri
<lb/>soner walked along in the same direction. When they arrived home he did not go in the house. I remained up with my husband all that sight. I can hardly say if he recovered consciousness He was very sick all the night. Prisoner came to the house about 8.30 the next morning, and said, "I am going back to my regiment. I said, "Oh, Charlie, he has been bad all night." He said, "Can I go in?" I said, "Yes." He said, "Shall I fetch a doctor?" Dr. Brenner was called in, and he admitted him to the Metropolitan Hospital. Pri
<lb/>soner paid for the doctor. My husband died the next morning at 8.15.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. You did go up when the men took him home and slowed me your cut hands. I think you stopped in the place when I went to fetch the doctor.</p>
<p>By the Court. I have no idea how the quarrel began. They were always on friendly terms, to my knowledge. I cannot say whether my husband was fighting when the prisoner hit him in the face, be
<lb/>cause I had my two children with me and they were crying. They were walking in front of me, I did not see my husband strike the prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-103" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MACARTHY</persName> </hi>, 31, Nile Street. I saw Mrs. Reynolds and the two children on April 14 with prisoner and another man. They were strangers to me. The men, when they got to Westmoreland Place, took off their coats, and prisoner struck deceased two blows in quick succession, and he fell. I went to his assistance, and got water and bathed his head, and he was taken home. It appeared they had been wrangling all the way home. I do not know what it was about They both shaped up for a fight. It was the first blow struck.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. I am certain you struck two blows in quick succes
<lb/>sion Your brother did not get a chance of hitting you. You hit him in the jaw twice and then he went on the kerb. When the policeman came up and asked me who did it I pointed you out to the policeman You used burn right hand.</p>
<p>By the Court. The other man was going to strike prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-104" type="given" value="CYRIL HERBERT"/>CYRIL HERBERT ALLOTT</persName> </hi>, assistant house surgeon, Metropolitan Hospital. The deceased was admitted on April 15. I found he was unconscious, and suffering from concussion. He died the same even
<lb/>ing without recovering consciousness. A post-mortem was held, and showed extensive laceration of the right side of the brain.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">SAMUEL COX</hi>, T Division. At 2.30, on April 15 on infor
<lb/>mation I received, I went to see the prisoner. I said, "From information I have received I shall arrest you for causing grievous bodily harm to your brother." Prisoner replied, "Well, last night I and my brother were walking along Nile Street, Hoxton. He was chipping me, and throwing out nasty snacks about paying for beer. He said to me, 'You want to have a fight, don't you?' I replied, 'No.' He took off his coat and struck at me, and we had a stand-up fight. I hit him on the point of the jaw, and before I could realise what was up he fell forward on hit face. I picked him up and gate him some water, and some men carried him home. I went on for a time with him, but would not go in in case be started another row I saw him this morning, and sent for a doctor." I asked the doctor, in the presence of prisoner, if he could give me particulars of the injury, and he said he was dangerously ill and must he detained. The following day I went to Myrtle street, where prisoner was, and told him his brother was dead, and that I should arrest him for manslaughter. He said, "All right; I have been waiting for you." He was taken to the station, and in reply he said he was very sorry—It was a fair, stand-up fight.</p>
<p>Prisoner, in defence, handed a written statement to the Judge, a portion of which his Lordship read: "He must have got out of temper; he wonted to fight and squared up in the road, and just as I was going to walk away he said, 'Come to Hoxton and fight.' I thought we would be on friendly terms again, but he came back and wanted to fight and took his coat off. He lashed at me with his clenched fists as hard as he could, which missed me, and he squared up again, and to save myself I struck out and caught him in the mouth, and he caught me on the arm and fell forward on his face, which caught the kerbstone, and then with the assistance of three or four men we got some water and carried him home. One of them said to me, 'You can manage him now.' I have been six years and four months in the regiment. I went out to South Africa the end of 1905."</p>
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<p>Mr. Sidney E. Williams prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-109" type="given" value="AMY"/>AMY HACKSHAW</persName> </hi>, 23, Tolmers Square (wife of prisoner). On March 23 I was at home about 10.45 p.m. Prisoner was in bed. He began swearing at me, and, after he toned down a bit, I said, "What is that for, George?" and, with a lot more swearing, he rushed round the table and said, "I will let you know what it is for," and pushed me back on the bed and tried to cut my throat with a razor. I tried to save myself, and he nearly cut my hand off. I called "Murder!" and Mr. and Mrs. Ray came in. I said, "Dont let him cut me again." They took me out on the landing, and I dont recollect any
<lb/>thing more till I was in the hospital. I believe this is his razor. He has never worn a beard before since I have known him. (To Prisoner. You have threatened me many times. Bar the time you were in the infirmary, I have always earned your living. You have never brought me a week's wages since I married you, except one half-crown.) I was sober. I had 3d. worth of whisky before I went in. My husband was out with me all the afternoon shopping. It was a Saturday. I was at work at 5.45 a.m. getting his coat ready. I left at eight. I had a cup of cocoa and nothing to eat with it, and went to my business at Jay's, Regent Circus, and left there about 2.30 and got home at three. He was there waiting, and looked dag
<lb/>gers at me. I could see something was the matter with him because he looked so awful at me. I said, "Shall we go out shopping?". He said, "Yes," and he took a bag and we went to Somers Town shop
<lb/>ping. We went into a public-house, and he called for two glasses of ale. I said, "I don't want any. I want something to eat." He stayed there, and I went to a fried fish shop, which was shut, being Saturday afternoon, but in Chapel street I had some stewed eels, and when I went back I found him still sitting there. He began swearing at me, and said I had been drinking. I had left him about 10 minutes. He started rowing with me on the pavement, and I thought he was going to knock me down. We went down Drummond Street and bought a little bath for 1s. 6d. and then went home. It was getting on for five o'clock then. First we went into the "Crown and Anchor" and had one sandwich each and a glass of mild and bitter. A boy brought the bath when we got in. Prisoner said it was not the right one. He swore and grumbled and made the boy take it back and told him to bring one with 1s. 6d. marked on it, which he did. I said, "I will change my shoes, George; I feel so tired. You take the oil can and go over to the oil shop and I will follow." He took the can. I changed my shoes and brushed my hair and went out to meet him, thinking he would be coming out of the oil shop. I stood at the corner. It was between five and six. I could not find prisoner. I got home about 10.45, after taking a walk and looking at the shops in the Hampstead Road. I only had 3d. worth of whisky just before I went in. I did not know that prisoner was in. I had been married</p>
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<p>before. I am told my first husband is dead. I have three boys living. aged 19, 17, and 15. They come to see me sometimes before they go to the Stanhope Street night school. Prisoner and I have fre
<lb/>quently quarrelled about money matters. I used to bring my wages home and give them to him, as he said he could spend them better than I could. I found that would not do, and he says I never gave him a penny. I gave him 2s. one night, and he went out early in the morning, and about five minutes to eight he came back drunk. When I asked him where he had been he said he had been to Covent Garden, where they were open all night. He had been a soldier for 33 years, he told me. He was all right when I married him, but last year he had a sort of paralytic stroke and had to go into the infirmary. He has been worse since the stroke. He has often threat
<lb/>ened me, and I have had to go on my knees and beg for mercy.</p>
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<lb/>shaw, while I kept an eye on prisoner to see that he did not do any more damage. The police came in 20 minutes, and I assisted her down to the ambulance, and she was sent to the hospital. I went to prisoner who was changing his shirt. The policeman took him to the station, and I went with them. He looked very wild.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The first time I saw prisoner's wife was when I burst the door open, and she was sitting on the bed.</p>
<p>By the Court. I have known prisoner two or three months He is not much class, and, I believe, does no work. I should not think he is right in his head. I previously went down on a disturbance between them, when prisoner was using foul language and threatening to murder his wife. I should think he drinks. I dont think his wife does. I have seen her go to business at six a.m. and come back at 7 45 and go out again at eight, and come back in the evening and work till 10 o'clock. She has worked a little morning and evening for a firm next door, and in the day time to Jay's, Regent Street.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FRAN MORISH</hi>, 164 S. I was on duty in Hamp
<lb/>stead Road on Saturday night, March 23, and was fetched to 23. Tolmers Square. On the landing I saw Mrs. Hackshaw in a chair, supported by Mr. and Mrs. Ray. She was bleeding very badly from cuts on the right arm and left hand. I told prisoner I should arrest him for cutting and wounding his wife. He made a statement to the effect that she was drunk. "I was in bed, and she came to me with a knife. I asked her how much money she had. We then had a struggle. I lost my temper, and took the knife away and cut at her arm I wiped the knife on my shirt and put it in a bucket." He</p>
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<p>Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">OWEN</hi> I was at the Temperance Hospital when Mrs. Hack
<lb/>shaw was admitted. She was conscious and rather hysterical. On the back of the right forearm there were three cuts—one deep and two superficial, the deep one cutting through the tendons of a finger. On the left thumb there was also a superficial cut. There were no other injuries on any other part of the body. The cuts were not dangerous to life, but the one through the tendons would interfere with the movements of the fingers and necessitated an operation. I should say that hand will never be as good as the other.</p>
<p>Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MORGAN</hi>, divisional surgeon of police. I saw prisoner at 2.30 a.m. on March 24. He was suffering from an incised wound on the left fore-finger (recent), also from a nervous condition. He had right hemiplegia—i.e., paralysis down the right side of the body of years previously. There were also signs of some degenerative lesion of the brain. The probability is that this condition was not due to effusion of blood, such as is usually looked for in apoplexy, but is rather the result of some degeneration due to a poison that may have occurred in early life.</p>
<p>Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">OWEN</hi>, recalled. I saw the woman about an hour after her in
<lb/>juries. She smelt strongly of drink and was hysterical. It is rather difficult to separate the two conditions.</p>
<p>Prisoner (on oath). About 6.45 p.m. I went with a can to get some oil and stood in the road and waited about quarter of an hour. I went round to the public-house to look for her, but I had not a farthing.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070528-29-offence-1 t19070528-name-112"/>Operative Bricklayers' Society</persName>, did fraudulently convert £19 13s. 4d., part thereof to his own use and benefit.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Harold Morris prosecuted; Mr. J. P. Grain defended.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19070528-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070528-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19070528-name-113" type="surname" value="BATCHELOR"/>
<interp inst="t19070528-name-113" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BATCHELOR</persName> </hi>, 46, Southwark Bridge Road. I am general sec
<lb/>retary and one of the trustees of the Operative Bricklayers' Society, which is a registered trades union; I produce copy of the rules and certificate from the Registrar General. On October 6, 1906, prisoner was appointed treasurer of the Commercial Road branch. The ac
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<p>and at the audit on April 3 he only produced a balance of £6 15s. 6d., leaving a deficit of £19 13s. 4d. I received letter from prisoner as follows: "April 8, 1907—Will you please lay this letter before the executive committee asking them to grant me a little leniency and not prosecute me, as it will ruin me for the rest of my life. I can manage to pay you £5, and the rest as you think fit to let me. Trust
<lb/>ing that this will meet with your sympathy, yours sincerely, H. Syer, jun.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The prisoner's books are properly entered and properly kept—there was no falsification whatever. At the audit on January 3 there was a cash balance of £22 9s. 3d., which the pri
<lb/>soner produced. He would have received the greater part of that on the Saturday preceding the audit, as a great many members pay up then. Everything was in order and there was nothing improper in his having it in his possession. He had paid up his own subscription.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-114" type="given" value="WALTER MASON"/>WALTER MASON HILL</persName> </hi>, 29, Friar Street, East Ham, bricklayer, and secretary of the Commercial Road branch. Prisoner was appointed treasurer of the branch on October 6, 1906, and was given the treasurer's books and a bag. He rendered a true account at the audit on January 3, 1907. I sent him notice of the audit on April 3, at 8 p.m., held at the Hayfield Tavern, Mile End Road. Prisoner did not attend, but his wife came with the bag and the books and £6 15s. 6d. I knew from my books, and also from his own, that the balance should have been £26 8s. 10d. He sent also two letters to me: "Dear Walter,—I cannot attend the audit to-night as I have not got the cash balance. I cannot see you to-night as I am too ill. I hope you will not try to see me. I will write to you to-morrow I have only £6 15s. 6d. left, but I hope to make it good next week.—Fred. You will find everything in he bag." The other letter is: "Dear Walter,—I lost my bag about three weeks ago containing about £11, and since then I have suffered something terrible, and rather than any more of it I had better be dead and out of the way. I hope you will try and do your best for me for old times sake—Fred." (To the Judge.) He told me nothing about the loss of the bag. There is a weekly meeting, and he would take home the money collected. If he had come and reported the loss of the bag the society might have given him time to pay. It would be gross care
<lb/>lessness. He is not bound to use the bag for the money: it is for the purpose of carrying the books. We have received nothing from the prisoner beyond the—6 15s. 6d.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. He had to pay moneys for sick and trade benefits out of the receipts. All payments and receipts are entered correctly by the prisoner. (To the Judge.) If £11 10s. was lost there is still £8 to be accounted for. There is no guarantee or insurance. (To Mr. Grain.) If convicted he may lose the benefits of his payments, which would be £2 a year, and he has been 11 years a member. He has not tendered the £5 to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-115" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BATCHELOR</persName> </hi>, recalled. I have not seen prisoner since his default until the police court proceedings. The executive committee ordered this prosecution. They considered whether they should bring it before the magistrate to be dealt with summarily, and de
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<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<p>Two witnesses were called who gave prisoner an excellent character.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070528-30-offence-1 t19070528-name-118"/>James Rose</persName>, and stealing therein 2 1/4 yards of cloth, his pro
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<p>Mr. W. Clarke Hall and Mr. Frank Mathew prosecuted.</p>
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<lb/>ing of glass. I looked out of my window and saw the prisoner leav
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-120" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROSE</persName> </hi>, 385, New Cross Road, Deptford. On April 26, at 4 30 a.m., I was aroused by a constable knocking at my side door and stating that the prisoner had broken my Windows. I came down and found two large panes of plate glass broken to the value of £40, a piece of cloth missing value 5s., and all the blocks in the window were out of order. The constable had the cloth in his hand. Pri
<lb/>soner was taken to the station, and tools produced were found upon him. The cloth was about 18 in. from the window.</p>
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<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS EDE</hi>, 702 R. On April 26 I was on duty in New Cross Road, Deptford. At about 4.30 a.m. prisoner accosted me and said, "I have broken two Windows in a shop up the road. I want to get back to prison again. I have taken some cloth and thrown it down some steps." I went with the prisoner to Rose's shop, 385, New Cross Road. On the way I found the cloth produced in the area of 23, Pagnall Street, about 50 yards from Rose's. I found the two Windows broken. I aroused Rose, who came down and identified the cloth. There was a piece of glass standing up inside the window. In response to my whistle, Sergeant Honeyburn came up.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS HONEYBURN</hi>, 6 R R. I searched prisoner, and found a hammer, a glass cutter, a file, and a pair of gloves (pro
<lb/>duced).</p>
<p>Prisoner stated that the tools were what he used in his work as an engineer.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-30-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/>Prisoner was then charged with being found by night, having in his possession certain housebreaking implements, unlawfully, and without reasonable excuse.</rs> </p>
<p>The evidence of previous witnesses was repeated.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19070528-30-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>. Prisoner confessed to being convicted of felony at Kingston-on-Thames on April 3, 1906, receiving six months for stealing jewellery and clothing. A number of convictions were proved for falsely representing himself to be a deserter and false attestation. He left prison after a three months' sentence for loitering on the day before his present offence.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070528-31-offence-1 t19070528-name-123"/>William John Sanson</persName> and stealing from him a gold watch chain, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Bohn prosecuted. Mr. Eustace Fulton defended Blewitt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070528-name-124" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN SANSON</persName> </hi>, Hill Side, Hockley, Essex, commission agent. I am 66 years of age. On March 26 I was passing under the railway arch in Dean Street, St. George's-in-the-East, when I was pounced upon by some men. One of them seized me from behind, put his arm round my neck and pulled me back; another passed his hand under my arm and seized my watch; the watch broke off at the swivel, and the chain only was taken. I was then pushed, and as I recovered myself I saw the men running away. They went down Dean Street towards Commercial Road and along Cheriton Street. They were two young men, one taller than the other, and wearing a blue serge coat. The chain was gold and was worth about 30s. to £2 I have been shaken and suffered pain.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am not able to identify either of the men. It was a dull and foggy day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070528-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070528-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-125" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PERKINS</persName> </hi>, 33, Martha Street, St. George's. I am 14 years old. On March 26, about noon, I saw the two prisoners assault and rob</p>
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<p>the prosecutor under the archway in Dean Street. Belton put his arm round prosecutor's neck and put his knee in his back; Blewitt then went in front and took the chain, which I saw in his hand. Prisoners then ran up Dean Street and Cheriton Street, when I lost sight of them. They ran right by me at three yards' distance, and I saw their faces. I have known Blewitt by sight and name for three years, and recognised him as he ran past me. I picked him out at the station, and then picked out Belton.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not go to the station that day because my mother wanted me to go somewhere. When I went there I did not tell anyone it was Blewitt. He lives near me and I know him quite well. Police-constable Cridland came to my home on March 28 and took particulars. He asked me the names of the men who did this, and then I told him it was Blewitt. He knew that I knew because my little brother told prosecutor that I knew who did it. I did not tell my brother the name of the man. I picked him out of 14 men at the station.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Belton. Wlien I identified you no one was there. I had picked Blewitt out before. I picked another man out before you first, and then as soon as I saw you I said, "That is the Nan." The other man was very much like you. The police did not say, "That is not him." I did pick out the wrong man first. You were the only one with brown boots on.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWARD DERBY</hi>, N Division. I saw Perikins pick out the prisoners on two occasions. On May 4 he picked out Blewitt from 11 men. On May 9 he picked out Belton from about 13 men. The prisoners were charged and made no reply. Blewitt was arrested on May 1, and Belton on the evening of May 8.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Perkins had not told me he knew Blewitt. The inspector arranged the men and sent an officer to bring the boy in, then told the boy what to do. Cridland went to the boy's house. I did not know that the boy knew Blewitt. Blewitt has never been charged with any offence. (To the Judge.) On May 4 Blewitt com
<lb/>plained about the identification, and on the morning of the 9th Belton complained about the identification and accused Cridland of pointing him out to the witness. I have stated all that took place. It is the fact that Perkins picked out the wrong man first on the 9th; then the boy instantly corrected himself and said, "This is the man, not this one." Cridland was in the detective's office, and the boy was not near him.</p>
<p>To Belton. Cridland was in the detective's office. He was in the room where all the witnesses were before they came forward to identify you. I could not say how you knew Cridland was in the office. Cridland was not in the room where you and all the men were. All he had to do was to go and call the names of the various Persons to come into the inspector's room, and then the inspector told the people what to do, and then the boy came up and picked you out. The witnesses were called in one by one to identify, and as each came in and identified, or failed to do so, he was ordered to</p>
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<p>stand in an other portion of the room. Before each one was brought in the prisoner was asked if he would like to shift his position.</p>
<p>Prisoners' statements before the magistrate. (Blewitt said, "I plead Not guilty." Belton said, "I was in Hamburg at the time."</p>
<p>At the suggestion of Mr. Fulton, Cridland was called by the Judge.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">CRIDLAND</hi>, cross-examined by Mr. Fulton. I went to Perkins' house on March 28, two days after the robbery. I said, "Did you see this robbery?" He said, "Yes, I did." I said, "Who did it?" I received instructions from the inspector that the younger brother of Perkins, seven years old, had stated that Perkins knew that Blewitt had done it. I heard that some other boys had said it was Blewitt. I just asked Perkins if he knew the man who had com
<lb/>mitted the robbery. He said, "Yes." I did not take his statement down at the time. I did not realise the importance of it. I did not think it important. It was not very foggy at the time of the robbery. I was close by half an hour before. I did not suggest to the boy that it was someone named Blewitt. I am quite sure of that. I simply asked the boy. He said it was a boy named Tom Blewitt. I said, "Would you know him again?" He said, "Yes." I said, "Would you knew the other man?"</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070528-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070528-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19070528-name-126" type="surname" value="BLEWITT"/>
<interp inst="t19070528-name-126" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BLEWITT</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I have been selling news
<lb/>papers for the last five years when out of other work. I know nothing about this robbery. I have never in my life been charged with any criminal offence.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was selling papers on March 28 in the neigh
<lb/>bourhood of the robbery. I know the boy Perkins well, and he knows me. I run up and down that street 10 times at least every day with papers. I was not there with Belton, and I sell my papers by myself. I deny that I was running with Belton or in his company. I see the boy Perkins every day—he lives in my neighbourhood. I did not have any opportunity of changing my place when the boy identified me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070528-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070528-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-127" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BELTON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am a dock labourer. On March 9, in consequence of the strike, I went to Hamburg to unload vessels for the Hamburg-American line and I returned to England on March 28. I know nothing at all about this robbery on March 26.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The foreman, Jack Dennis, and other witnesses are here to speak to my being at Hamburg. I did not hear the magistrate ask me if I would like to have the case put back for witnesses to be called, or I would have done so. There was a strike in Germany, and some dockers were taken from London. I went under the name of Charles Tilley. I happened to be in a little bit of trouble at Christmas, and a police officer knew me by the name of</p>
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<p>Belton. I did not give the name of Tilling. I went out in the "Ophelia," and signed "C. Tilley." We slept in Hamburg on the Anchoria. I left Hamburg at 10 a.m. on March 26 and arrived at Grimsby on Thursday, March 28, at 2.30 a.m.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070528-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070528-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM DENNIS</persName> </hi>, stevedore. Belton went to Hamburg with me from Blackwall Pier on March 9. I do not know what name he signed under. We reached Hamburg on Monday morning, March 11. I could not say how long Belton remained there. I had 5,000 or 6,000 men there. There was a strike and men were sent out. I had nothing to do with getting the men; I had the working of the men. I was sending men home just before March 28.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I took 202 men over when Belton went—they are principally East London men; 70 or 80 came from Limehouse. Tickets might be handed from one man to another. I am certain I put the prisoner to work in Hamburg. I could not say how many days or weeks he was there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-129" type="given" value="TIMOTHY"/>TIMOTHY WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a carman by trade, and I Went to Ham
<lb/>burg as a dock labourer. On March 9 I saw Belton there; he re
<lb/>turned on March 26—he would be at Grimsby on the morning of the 28th.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The foreman was Jack Dennis. Belton came on Saturday, March 9, and he loaded the same ship, the "Anchoria," which I was working on. I saw him on March 26 before I went to work on the ship we slept on. He left by the "Leicester." He went under the name of Tilley—he is Belton. I have known him for five years. I have no note or writing, but rely on my memory.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE MR</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">JUSTICE BIGHAM</hi>.</p>
<p>(Friday, May 31.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Sir C. Mathews and Mr. Arthur Gill prosecuted; Mr. W. B. Camp
<lb/>bell defended.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD CULLEN</hi>, Thames Police, 22, Metropolitan Office. I am stationed at Blackwall. On February 14 last I was on duty in a boat in Woolwich Reach when my attention was called to the body of a very young male child floating on the water. I took it out. I should say it had been in the water 14 or 15 days. It was fully dressed in a white calico dress, a white flannel gown, a white calico shirt, and a white calico roller and flannel binder (some articles pro
<lb/>duced). I took the body to the Greenwich mortuary, and handed it over to the keeper, John Birth. The child's nose looked very much flattened into the face. An inquest was held by Mr. Oswald on Feb
<lb/>ruary 17, which I attended.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I should say the age of the child was from seven to 14 days, which opinion I then formed. Some of the articles of dress which I handed to the mortuary keeper I have not seen since. These two articles I positively identify.</p>
<p>Re-examined. This is my occurrence book that I have been refer
<lb/>ring to. I made a note of the articles of clothing in it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070528-name-132" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-132" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BIRT</persName> </hi>, mortuary keeper. On February 14 Cullen handed over to me the body of a male child which I placed in the mortuary. It was fully clothed. Cullen undressed it, and handed the clothes to me. I hung them up on the rack outside which I have for those things, and there they hung for over two months. These are two of the articles which were produced at the police court. The other articles consisted of a little roller or shirt, and napkin. They got mislaid in some way. The body remained in the mortuary till Dr. Tabb made the post-mortem examination on the 15th After the inquest the body was removed by the undertaker.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Of course, I cannot swear to all the things, for they are very nearly all alike what they dress a child in.</p>
<p>Re-examined. It was from that child that these two articles of clothing were taken that have been produced. I may have got mixed as to the number of articles. I do not swear that the child had any napkin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070528-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070528-name-133" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-133" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET BLACKFORD</persName> </hi>, New Compton Street. I am a single woman, and am 24. In 1903 I was book-keeper at an hotel in Margate, where I met prisoner, who is a French-Swiss. He was employed as chef. We left the hotel about the end of September, 1903, for London, and an intimacy was established between us, and from that time we lived as husband and wife in London and elsewhere. In London the first child was born, a girl, in July, 1904; the second, a boy, in November. 1905. The girl was put out to nurse at Eastbourne at so much a week, and the boy was afterwards put not to nurse at Crowhurst at so much a week. The support for the girl was paid to September, 1905, by prisoner. It has remained in charge of the person, and at her expense, since then. The support for the boy was also paid by prisoner, but only up to September last year, since which it has remained in the care of, and at the expense of, the person it was placed with. In September, 1906, the prisoner and I went to live together at 10, Liverpool Street, King's Cross, and passed as Mr. and Mrs. Berney. We were out of employment, and at that time I was, for the third time, pregnant, the prisoner being the father. He was angry with me because I was so. At the end of November we were without any means of livelihood, and I went out to meet gentlemen on the streets at the prisoner's instigation, and so lived up to January this year. On January 7 I was delivered of my third child at Liverpool Street at seven a.m. Prisoner was present, and also Mrs. Wood
<lb/>ward, a fellow-lodger. No doctor was present at that time. I was not expecting it for about a fortnight. Prisoner wanted me to go to the French Hospital. I told him I could not take my baby to the</p>
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<p>hospital because I understood if I took it there I must suckle it. I bad not suckled my owner two children, because, when I had my first baby, the doctor said he thought it advisable for me not to suckle it. Prisoner got a "Dalton's" newspaper to obtain a home for it. Prisoner said I ought to have gone to the hospital before and saved all the trouble. Prisoner said during the morning he did not care what became of the child as long as it went away. The doctor came after the birth. Later prisoner said he was taking the baby to Waterloo, where his brother's baby, by Victoriana Blanchard, with whom he lived, was (Mrs. Robinson's, 31, Fink Street, Westminster Bridge Road), and that they would receive me at the French Hos
<lb/>pital. Victories came in the afternoon to see me, when the child was washed and dressed, and she went with prisoner from the house, tak
<lb/>ing the baby with them. I had not prepared clothes for the child, and prisoner borrowed some money and Mrs. Woodward bought tone clothes. That is the last time I saw the child. I taw prisoner later in the afternoon. I was not quite ready to go to the hospital, but went between six and seven with prisoner in a cab. I remained is from January 7 to January 17. I wrote to prisoner and received a reply, which I kept for a certain time in my writing case. After I left the hospital he got possession of the reply, which I believe he tore up. I asked him to leave the child for me to register. He told me he had taken the child to the country. We afterwards lived together again at 10, Liverpool Street. I asked him where the baby was. He said he had taken him into the country, and it was all right. I registered the child on February 1, giving the name of Reginald, when I believed the child was alive and well. We re
<lb/>mained in Liverpool Street till about February 9, and then went to live at 74, Grafton Street, Tottenham Court Road, and remained about a month. We then went to 30, Hanway Street for about a week. About the middle of March we went to live at 22, York Head, Waterloo Road. On one occasion when I asked about the child he said, "Never you mind, you was't see him again; he is in the Thames." I said, "You don't mean it!" He said, "No; it is al' lies. He is all right." I afterwards again asked him where the child was, and he said, "Oh, he is in the Themes." I was not on the streets then. I remember his saying to me he did it, but gave me no further information. Eventually I told him that I would Have the matter cleared up. I think 'he said, "If you dare give me away, or say a word, your life is not safe." That was the last time I mentioned the child. I resumed my former life when in Hanway Street or Grafton Street. I had been living in Charlotte Street about a fortnight before I was arrested with prisoner. We were brought before the magistrate on Easter Monday, April I, when we were both discharged on the first case, but the prisoner was detained on another charge. Shortly afterwards, on a communication from the police, I made a statement to a police officer, which was taken down in writing by Inspector Stockley. There was no communica
<lb/>tion from me while in the hospital to the prisoner that the child</p>
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<p>was to be taken from where it was to the country. I think when he found the letter in my desk he said, "That is just like you, to keep letters" I think there may have been one or two more with it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner was chef at the Imperial Hotel, Mar
<lb/>gate. I came from Margate to London. Prisoner worked at various pieces in London and elsewhere, but he did not get any employment in London at that time. He went alone to Birmingham, where he got employment. I went to Birmingham after him, and he kelpt me there. Later he went to Australia on board one of the P. and O. steamers. He sent me money. He has been on two occasions to Australia, and on one occasion to a hydro at Harrogate, and the Grand Hotel, Friniou, so he was in pretty constant employment down to September, 1906, on and off. He had work in 1907 on the rail
<lb/>way dining-cars. His last employment as chief was at the Grand Hotel, Cromer. When we first went to Liverpool Street he had a little money left which he had saved. We came to the end of our resources towards the end of November, when I went on the street. He may have asked me to go home to my own people. When pri
<lb/>soner went to get a cab he got back first when the child was born. I do not know whether he had previously been to the hospital to make arrangements. I know it was his intention that the child should be born in the hospital. I was not unwilling to go to the hospital, but I could not get there. Victoriana Blanoharde was quite friendly with me, so I did not expect any difficulty in making in
<lb/>quiries about the child. I asked her the address, but she could not tell me. She knew the child was taken there, because she took it The prisoner took me to the hospital later in the afternoon and helped me on with my boots. He lifted me into the cab. I know it is con
<lb/>trary to the rules of the maternity department for any man, even husbands, to come and see women. I know he called. I registered the child because I had registered the other two and thought it best I was distressed when he said the child was in the Thames. After he told me it was in the Thames, and that he did it, he told me that I must cease talking about it, and that if I said anything to anybody my life would not be safe. I did not go to Mrs. Robinson to make inquiries. I did not know her name or address.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I do not know how long it was after I came out of the hospital that I asked Victoriana about the child. I also remem
<lb/>ber asking prisoner's brother, Marius. Prisoner simply said it was in the country, and made no other answer.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-134" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>DR. FREDERICK CLARKE</persName> </hi>, M. R. C.S., L.S.A. Prisoner fetched me to 10, Liverpool Street, on January 7, between six and seven a.m. in a cab. When I got there the child was born. I did What was necessary, and left. The child was well nourished and normal in every respect. I called again the tame day or following morning, and found mother and child gone. I spoke to Dr. O'Donnell, for whom I was locum tenants, after which a police constable came to me and took my statement. I did not notice any peculiarity about the child's nose</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. It was an ordinary delivery, and no complica
<lb/>tions. Newly-born children do not have much note. I do not think it was born blind. Children's eyes are not open when born. They could open them, but seldom do. I cannot say whether or no it was born blind. Accidental suffocation, of course, occurs with children and adults. Over-lying is not an uncommon cause with children. It nay be that "Death in such circumstances"—(carrying a child with its mouth covered with clothing)—"may take place without being pre
<lb/>ceded by convulsions or any other striking symptoms." Dr. Taylor's "Medical Jurisprudence" is regarded as a high medical authority. I agree that, "If the mouth be only slightly compressed, so that respiration is interrupted, as in the act of carrying a child in the arms, that will suffice to cause death"</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19070528-name-135" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-135" type="given" value="MAUD"/>MAUD WOODWARD</persName> </hi>, wife of Joseph Woodward, 10, Liverpool Street, King's Cross. In September, 1906, prisoner and Margaret Blackford lodged in our house. Prisoner went in a cab for the doctor on January 7. Prisoner a poke rather harshly to her, and said if she bad gone to the hospital beforehand it would have prevented all the trouble. I asked her why she did not take the child to the hospital with her. She said she could not because they would make her suckle it, and it would drive her mad. She said he must take it away, sad she did not care what became of it. I said, "Ha cannot take the child away with no money" She said, "He mutt get it from his people, where he has got it before." He then asked me if I would mind the baby for one night for 5s., and I could have the 5s. there and then. I told him my husband would not allow me to do so. Prisoner said she must go to the hospital to get proper food after the trouble was over, as he was not in a position to give it her. He went out and came back with some money, and said if he could get the child washed and clothed he could take it away to be nursed, as he had got a place. I told him I would wash the child and go and buy some clothes. Mrs. Berney said, "There is the money on there." There were four shillings on the dressing table. I took part of it, and told prisoner I would wait for the rest till he was better off. I bought some clothes at Terry's, in the Caledonian Road—amongst them this gown—a piece of flannel for a binder, and white shirt. I skied the landlady for a piece of linen for a linen binder. Prisoner bought a black woollen shawl and napkins which he said came from Victoriana, and a piece of linen. There was also a little silk shawl Med for the baby which Mrs. Berney had by her. I dressed the child in the things. Prisoner asked me to buy a bottle. I told him he had better let the nurse get it where the child was going to, as she knew what kind to get I asked him where it was going, and he told me to a place at Battersea, where he would have to pay 7s. 6d. a week for it, where Victorine had a baby previously nursed. Victorine and prisoner took the child away. He returned about 630 or seven and took Mrs. Berney (Miss Blackford) to the hospital. I saw prisoner the next morning at the house, but not after, till he</p>
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<p>brought Miss Blackford back from the hospital on January 18, when she told me he bought food for her and cooked it. He was then sup
<lb/>posed to be working on the Great Northern Railway. Prisoner did not tell me anything about the child.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was called early to Mrs. Berney on January 7 and went to help her. Prisoner went for a cab and for Dr. O'Donnell, but Dr. Clarke came. Prisoner said several times after the child was born that the mother ought to have gone to the hospital. The doctor would not let her be removed for some hours. She did not want to take the child because of having to suckle it. Some women suffer a good deal from that. Prisoner told me he had found a place for the child where his sister-in-law's child, as he called her, was. He got to work on the railway after he came back on the 18th. Beyond being irritated at the mother not having gone to the hospital or taking the child with her then, he appeared to be doing all he could for her. I am sure those are two of the garments I bought. They are cheap and told by thousands. The only thing I hesitated about when I saw them was their colour. The river may have done that. There are very few gowns that are the same. I first saw them in April after the occurrence.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-136" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY ROBINSON</persName> </hi>, 31, Finck Street, Westminster Bridge Road, wife of Frederick William Robinson. Prisoner came to me on January 7, about 12 o'clock, which was the first time I had seen him. He asked me if I would mind the baby for a few days, because his wife was in hospital. He spoke of my having his brother's baby. He said the infant was three weeks old. I said I should have to ask my husband first. I did so, and told him to bring it when he liked. He was to pay me the same a a his brother did—7s. a week. He said, "All right," and he came with it about four o'clock. It was wrapped in a black shawl, with a white silk wrap. He brought a sanitary bottle for the baby. He paid me 7s. for the first week. I examined the baby, and (bought it very funny to say it was a few weeks old. I thought it was only a few hours. The baby seemed quite well and fully developed. On the evening of the 14th he came again between seven and eight and said the mother was going to take the baby into Devonshire that night with the other two children. He said if the mother were not able to travel that night would I have the baby back. I said, "Certainly." Prisoner came downstairs where the child was, and I placed a black shawl over its nightdress and a blanket. It had on a flannelette gown, a shirt, and two napkins, a flannel binder, and a white binder. Prisoner took away the white silk shawl the first time he brought the baby. I asked him if he would take the napkins and the bottle. He said, "I do not want the nap
<lb/>kins; you' can keep those, and I do not want the bottle." I said "You had better take the baby's bottle, as the mother may not have one to-night." I emptied the bottle and placed it in his coat pocket. I kept the napkins. I took the baby to the top of the steps, and he placed it under his overcoat and he went away. The baby was quite well when I gave it up. That is the last time I saw</p>
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<p>the child alive. About a fortnight after prisoner called again. I asked him how the baby was, and he said it was going on all right. He came again on January 30, and I asked him how the baby was, sad he gave me the same answer. He came on a further occasion and saw my husband. I do not think the baby was mentioned. On one occasion I said, "You made a mistake about the baby. You said it was three weeks old?" He said, "No; I said three days." I said, "No, you did not; if you had said 'three days' I would not have taken the baby."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I would not have taken he responsibility. He did not say his wife was going to the hospital, but was in. Seven shilling's a week is not much to charge by the time you buy its food. I did not know he wise hard up. I have heard of babies being nursed at 5s. a week. It was given its feeding bottle every two hours. When he came for the child it had not finished its bottle. I offered his the bottle with the milk in it, when he said, "I do not want it." I did not understand him to mean that he did not want the milk. He seemed a nice man, could handle the baby all right, and appeared to be very fond of my children. When he placed the child under his coat, I said, "Don't smother the child." He said, "I don't care as long as it doesn't cry." I do not think he had any intention of smothering it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-137" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE MURPHY</persName> </hi>, sister in Maternity Ward, French Hospital, Shaftes
<lb/>bury Avenue. At about 7.30 am. on January 7 prisoner came and asked me if I had a vacant bed for his wife. He afterwards brought her to the hospital. There wee no baby. She remained in the ward till January 18.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I cannot say if prisoner had been to the hospital before January 7. They go to the dispensary first to know if they can be admitted to the patients' department. I did not ask prisoner if the woman was French. He told me his wife had been delivered. He went for a cab. He left me under the impression that he would bring both the mother and the child. He carried the woman to the Maternity Ward with a porter. He carried her with apparent kind
<lb/>ness and gentleness. He came to see her while there; but no visitors aro allowed in the maternity wards without special permission. He called more than once. She made a good recovery. Some women suffer a good deal for a day at two when they nurse their children. It is the rule of the hospital that they shall suckle their children, unless the doctor thinks otherwise.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-138" type="given" value="VICTORINE"/>VICTORINE BLANCHARDE</persName> </hi>, 8, High Street, Bloomabury. I live with Marius Berney, prisoner's brother, through whom I got to know pri
<lb/>soner and Margaret Blackford. On January 7 I went to Liverpool Street and saw the woman and baby in bed. The baby seemed well and strong. That afternoon, at the request of prisoner, I went with him and carried the baby to 31, Finck Street, where my baby has been. I waited outside for prisoner, who took the baby in. He told me he left it there to nurse. I never saw it again.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner was very poor in January, and was borrowing money from his brother to provide for the doctor and his wife's confinement, also clothes for the baby. He also borrowed of Mr. Veillard. He is a chef. I know he was trying to get employment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070528-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070528-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-139" type="given" value="MARIUS"/>MARIUS BERNEY</persName> </hi>, chef. I am prisoner': brother, and live with Victorine. The day the child was born prisoner name to me at the Charing Cross Hotel and asked me to lend him some money to; say the doctor. I lent him 3s. He said Margaret had a baby.</p>
<p>By the Court. It is not very difficult for a chef to get a situation in London. I saw prisoner the week after in Oxford Street, and said, "How is the baby?" He said, "It is all right. I shall soon chuck him away." We talked French. I said, "If I understand you I shall go straight to the police station." He said nothing. I after
<lb/>wards went to the police and made a statement.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did so because a detective came and fetched my wife. She sent me a telegram to the hotel that my brother was in prison. Mrs. Robinson nursed a child of mine. I was locked up for six weeks for fighting a man in Soho Square, who insulted my wife at the time I gave my evidence in this case. I did not know prisoner was taking the child to be nursed at the same place as mine. It was about a week after he took the child that I met him in Oxford Street. I did not think my brother meant what he said about throw
<lb/>ing the baby away. I had had a fight with my brother about playing billiards.</p>
<p>Re-examined. When I went with my wife to the police station the inspector said, "I do not want you now; I want your wife"; and when I went with my wife she spoke to the detective. I think that was about April 9.</p>
<p>By the Court. When prisoner came to me on January 7, and borrowed 3s., I had not seen him for about a month. I had no quarrel within my brother between January 7 and 14. When I had a fight with him it was in Fleet Street, after January 14, I think. It was about scoring at billiards. He punched my nose in the cafe, and we went outside and bad a fight in the street. I was taken away by the police. I was bailed in £5.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070528-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070528-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-140" type="given" value="GUSTAV OCTAVE"/>GUSTAV OCTAVE VEILLARD</persName> </hi>, chef, Dean Street, Soho. I have known prisoner for some time. In January last I was lodging at 3, Soho Street. Prisoner came to me early on the 7th and told me his wife had just given birth to a child and asked me to help him. I lent him 15s. I saw him a day or two after in the street. He said he had no more money, and asked me if they had a room where I was. He said he had taken his wife to the hospital and put the child to nurse somewhere at Waterloo Bridge. They had not another room, and I asked him if he would come in with me, which he did until January 18.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am not married. Prisoner was very hard up I lent him another 1s. 6d. If he had to pay 7s. for the child on</p>
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<p>January 14 he would be "up tree." I saw him on the 15th, when he said he had not got any work He was looking for it. At that time it was hard to get a job. Any suggestion that he was out of sheer laziness living on the shame of the woman he was living with is, in my opinion, without foundation.</p>
<p>Re-examined. Prisoner asked me for more money, but I could not do it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070528-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070528-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN FREDERICK"/>JOHN FREDERICK TABB</persName> </hi>, Divisional Surgeon of Police, M.R.C.S., L.A.H., Trafalgar Road, Greenwich. I made a post-mortem exami
<lb/>nation of the child on February 15 at Greenwich Mortuary. I saw the body on the 14th, when taken out of the river. I thought it had been in the water about 14 days at least. The outside time, I should sav would be a month or six weeks. It is impossible to say, espe
<lb/>cially at that time of the year. It was in good condition—the nose was flattened, but not extraordinarily, otherwise there was no external injury. I came to the conclusion, from appearances, that the child had died from asphyxia before being placed in the water. There were no signs of disease. An inquest was held on the 16th, at which I gave evidence. I took out the right eye. In cases of asphyxia the eyes are very prominent and half closed. The cornea was so lacerated that I did not know if the child had suffered from inflammation and become blind at the time of birth. That was simply to be able to trace the child. I came to the conclusion that the laceration was due to the action of the water and not to its being born blind. I opened up the knee-joint to ascertain if it was a full-time child and found it was by the ossification of the femur. On April 27 the body was exhumed at Greenwich Cemetery. I saw it taken from the coffin and identified it. The knee-joint was opened up and the right eye absent.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Accidents by suffocation can easily occur, and "death may occur without convulsions or any other striking symp
<lb/>tom." I think it is said to take about four minutes where there is a complete blockage of air. I believe that is stated in a medical work lately published. I forget the name of it. I have no experience of it.</p>
<p>(Saturday, June 1.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-142" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID DENNISON</persName> </hi>, assistant to Mary Wall, undertaker, Greenwich, said that he received the body of the child from the mortuary on the evening of the inquest. He saw the body buried on February 19. On April 27 he was present at the exhumation of the body.</p>
<p>Detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">DAVID STOCKLEY</hi>, E Division. On April 4 I saw Margaret (Blackford at Bow Street Police Station and took a statement from her. On April 10 I saw prisoner at the same station. He was not then in custody; he had been charged with assault, and was on bail. On May 16 I went to him in Pentonville Prison. I told him who I was, and that he was about to be taken to Westmin
<lb/>ster Police Court, where a charge of a very serious nature would be preferred against him. I said that before telling him what it was, I</p>
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<p>wanted to warn him that whatever he might say to me would be repeated to the magistrate. He said he understood that. I then said he would be charged with having, on January 14, wilfully murdered a male child, said to be his own boy. He made no reply. When formally charged at the police court he said, "Have I to remark any
<lb/>thing here?" I said, "Not unless you wish to." He said nothing more.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not mention to him the mode in which, he was alleged to have murdered the child. Before the magistrate, the usual long statutory caution was read to him. He did ask the magis
<lb/>trate "whether he could be granted the service of a poor man's lawyer." The magistrate told him that at the trial the Court would see that he was provided with solicitor and counsel.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PRISONER</hi> (not on oath). A week after I had taken the baby from Mrs. Robinson I could not afford to do more than pay 7s. a week. I therefore took the baby away to take it to be nursed somewhere where I could do it at 5s. a week. I told Mrs. Robinson my wife was going to take it away. As I was not certain whether the people would take it, I asked Mrs. Robinson whether she would take it back if necessary, and I made a different excuse, saying that, as my wife was not very well, would she, take it back. I had no intention what
<lb/>ever of hurting the child under any circumstances. When I got a little way from Finck Street (I was going to 22, New Street, Kenning
<lb/>ton), the child began to cry, so I put the shawl over its face and turned its face towards my body, so that people should not notice my carrying the child. When I got near the top of Kennington Road I did not feel the child move at all. I just looked at it; it was quite still and looked pale, so I moved its arm and shook the baby, and I began to tremble. I knew something was wrong, and I really became dazzled. I did not know what I was doing. I waited for some time, and came to the conclusion that the child was deed. Then, after that, I really do not remember what I did. I think I was really out of my senses for about two hours, and I do not remem
<lb/>ber what happened. I walked up and down in the road.</p>
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<p>Before the pleas were taken Mr. Huntly Jenkins asked for an ad
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<lb/>stairs to the smoking-room on the first floor and found the shelves fleered of the snuff-boxes, which were kept there in a glass case; looked in the drawing-room, and found that two oil-paintings had been cut from the frames. I then aroused Mr. Wertheimer, and com
<lb/>municated with Mr. Berry, who takes charge of the treasures in the house, by a messenger call.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHARLES</persName> </hi>, Manchester Street, custodian of the treasures in C. Wertheimer's house. At six p.m., on February 11, the valuable articles under my charge were all safe. At 5.55 am., on February 12, I was sent for, and found that the house had been broken into by opening a window leading from the balcony into the smoking-room. The catch of the window had been forced back, ap
<lb/>parently by a knife, which I found in the smoking-room. I also found a piece of candle on the floor, two finger stalls, and a small box of menthol snuff. Eighteen snuff boxes, two miniatures, a scent flagon and watch, and a small etui were taken from a glass case in the smoking-room. In the drawing-room on the same floor two oil-paintings had been cut from the frames. The doors and windows in the ground floor and basement were fitted with burglar alarms; un
<lb/>fortunately there were none in the upper part of the house. Outside the smoking-room window there were plants on the portico and berries from the window boxes were in the room. The thief could easily climb on to the portico by two rainwater pipes. The police were at once communicated with, and a full description of the miss
<lb/>ing property was as widely circulated as possible. By 10 am. a list</p>
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<p>was made, and on the first day some 30 or 40 newspaper correspon
<lb/>dents were furnished with it, and with photographs of the pictures, miniatures, and snuff-boxes. Through Sergeant Ebb age I got into communication with the prisoner Smith on May 7. He was arrested on May 7 with four snuff-boxes in his possession, which I identified. On May 8, with Inspector Fowler and other officers. I went to a private house, No. 7, Percy Street, Tottenham Court Road. Two officers went in, and after a short time I was called in and went to the first-floor back room. The room was poorly furnished with two beds, and a lot of pictures and boxes about. In the corner was a large trunk which had been opened, and I was shown two miniatures and two snuff boxes, produced, which I identify as the property of Mr. Wertheimer. The miniatures were set in diamond frames, which had been removed. I have put the snuff boxes in cases for safety They cost about £200 each. The two miniatures cost about £500 each. They might sell at Christie's for much larger sums. I pro
<lb/>duce cuttings from the newspapers showing engravings representing the stolen property. The snuff boxes came from, the celebrated Hawkins Collection.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The prices fetched at Christie's depend to some extent on the collection the articles come from and the buyers who happen to be present. I put the value of the four articles at £,400, as they are without the diamond frames. They are undoubtedly very fine original works of art, and anyone at all in the art world would know they are very fine and valuable. I do not say any dealer in antiques would put the value on them as I have done. It requires an expert to put the exact value. I communicated photographs and descrip
<lb/>tions both to the police and the press; lists were in the evening papers, and the next morning reproductions of the photographs were in the morning papers. A reward of £1,000 was offered, and pub
<lb/>lished at all police stations.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I furnished the Press with a list of even article separately described, and a full description of the four articles in question appeared in the "Daily Telegraph."</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARK</hi>, C Division. On May 20, at 8 a.m., with Inspector Bower, I went to 7, Percy Street, and found Crescenti in bed in the first-floor back room. I told him that we were police officers and that I held a warrant for his arrest, and read the warrant charging him with feloniously receiving two enamelled gold snuff boxes and two miniatures value £2,000, the property of Charles Wertheimer He said, "I bought them when I was ill; I gave £34 for them. I borrowed £20 from a friend of mine, the manager of the 'Percy Hotel'—£11 the day I bought the boxes and £9 afterwards. The other £14 was my own money." Inspector Bower said, "The man who sold them to you said that you gave him £10 for them," He said, "That is not right; I gave him £30 in money—gold. The value was exaggerated." I had said nothing about the value of the articles except what was mentioned in the warrant. He said, "The</p>
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<p>value of the articles is exaggerated; it is fabulous. The miniatures were surrounded with valuable stones, but I did not have them in the frames. I have known Mr. Wertheimer for a good many years. His father was a short man with a big head, and if I had known that the things had been Mr. Wertheimer's I should have taken them back to him at once." He did not mention whom he had got them from. He was then taken to Marlborough Street Police Station, and after being charged he said, "I do not know anything about it I was keeping them like a pawnbroker, waiting for the man to bring the money and take them away. I would not buy them." He described himself when charged as a dealer in antiques. I found card produced with a number of others in his pocket-book; "S. Crescenti, antiquary, 7, Percy Street, Tottenham Court Road.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The prisoner said, "I bought them when I was ill," not "I got them." I took a note in the room: "I gave £34 for them when I was ill." That is what he said and what I said before the magistrate; I read it then from my book. He did not say that he bad had these things handed to him by a man of the name of Phillips nor give Phillips' address. This is the first time I have heard the name. I read the entire warrant to the prisoner.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I had said nothing about the miniatures being sur
<lb/>rounded with diamonds. At the moment I did not know that these were the two identical miniatures (To the Judge.) They had been described in the Press as being "two miniatures in diamond-bordered frames." The nearest police station to 7, Percy Street is in Euston Road, about 150 to 200 yards away. Reward bills were shown there, and were shown in many shop windows.</p>
<p>Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY FOWLER</hi>, W Division. On May 8, when Smith was in custody, I received a communication, went to 7, Percy Street with Inspector Bower, and knocked at the back room on first floor. He door was opened by prisoners son. We searched the room and found a large trunk, which, was locked. The son took some keys from the mantelshelf and unlocked it. There were a few odds and ends, and at the bottom, under some paper, were the two snuff boxes and two miniatures produced in the condition they now are, wrapped in paper. Mr. Berry was then sent for and identified the property.</p>
<p>Detective-Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT EBBAGE</hi>, W Division. I was actively engaged in this matter, and obtained information which resulted in the arrest of Smith on May 7. On May 8, while bringing him from Brixton to Marlborough Street, he made a statement giving me the name, address, and description of a man, which I communicated to Inspectors Fowler and Bower, and they then visited 7, Percy Street.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-149" type="given" value="SANTI"/>SANTI CRESCENTI</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). At the time of my arrest I was living at 7, Percy Street. I am Italian by birth, but have lived a considerable time in England. I am correctly described on, the</p>
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<p>card (produced). My father and grandfather have been in the same business. I deal in antiques, and buy and sell on commission. (To the Recorder.) I have been at a university, and was educated partly in Rome and partly in Paris. I have seen the Louver many time, and many other collections in Rome, Paris, and London. I have visited different museums and art galleries. I have dealt in bronzes, pictures, marble, everything. I am not a specialist. I know very little about coins. I know a little about snuff-boxes; I am not an authority. (To Mr. Thorne.) I had a shock in January from a fall from a 'bus; since then I have been very ill, and three months in bed. About 1 1/2 or two months ago, about Easter time, a little dark man offered me these four things for sale at my room in Percy Street. He spoke French and English, and I believe was a German-Swiss. It was not the prisoner Smith; I do not know him. The articles ware in the same condition as they are now. I at once saw they were valu
<lb/>able—good, but not extraordinary. I asked his name and address, and he told me he was Henry Phillips, 13, Great Russell Street. I had met him once or twice in auction rooms. He asked me £400, and then came down to £300. I told him I was not able to buy them at the present moment, that the price was rather high, and he reduced the price to £300 for me to sell on commission; he would give me 10 per cent., and I was to pay him £270. I was acting simply as intermediary. He did not leave the goods with me that day, and came again the next day. I asked him where they came from. He sand they belonged to some private people, who wanted to sell them. He asked me for an advance of £50; I advanced him £34, and he left the goods. I borrowed £20 from the proprietor of the Percy Restau
<lb/>rant, Signor Cache. Phillips called afterwards for the rest of the £50, which I refused. I began to be suspicious of the man. I had no idea when the goods were brought to me that they were the precedes of a burglary. I was very ill at this, time, and was three weeks in bed. I recovered £40 from the Omnibus Company. I had no know
<lb/>ledge at that time of the Wertheimer robbery. I was at the seaside for my health, and then I read about it. When I came back my son communicated with me, and I was just writing a letter to Mr. Wertheimer to give him satisfaction, when I was arrested. When I re
<lb/>turned I learnt of the Wertheimer robbery—I had read the papers at the seaside. I was astonished at my arrest. I then said I had given the man who brought me these things £34, and as I had not succeeded in selling them I had asked him to give me the money back. I did not say I had bought the goods; the sergeant if mis
<lb/>taken. It was "got." I was suspicious when I read the news-paper. I said the miniatures were surrounded with valuable stones—of course, I read the description, and saw the prints in the paper I said I had known Mr. Wertheimer, and if I had known the things were his I should have taken them to him at once. At the police station I said I was keeping the things like a pawnbroker waiting</p>
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<p>for him to bring the money and take them away. That was in fact what I was doing, because I did not succeed in selling them. I was not very agitated when arrested. I gave my explanation at once. I gave the name and address of Phillips, both at my house and at the police station. The officer is mistaken in saying I did not.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had one room on second floor. That has been my place of business for five years, since I left New Bond Street. I had never had any business transaction before with Phillips. He came at five or six p.m. quite unexpectedly, and produced the four articles for which he wanted £400. He found me, and came to me as other people do to sell things. I buy things every day. He did not tell me the name of the owner. I offered them to Mr. Grille, 19, Upper Woburn Place—my banker—to Cesari. I buy from them and they buy from me. Sometimes they want £20 or £40., and they call upon me; if I want money I call on them. I went with Cesari to Cache, and said that I wanted some money to get some things out of pawn as the time was running out. I frequently go on the Continent—Paris, Brussels, Boulogne, Antwerp, Edinburgh. In every place you can change and sell goods. I told my son I was going abroad. I often go to the Continent on business. I knew of the robbery two or three days before my arrest, when I was coming to London—my son communicated to me that the' police had come and taken away the things, but I read about the robbery eight or 10 days before I left Southsea. I went away on May 4, and said I was going to Naples. I could not tell you the day exactly. I was going to Naples, but my banker sent me a telegram, and so I stayed in England. I did not go because my business prevented me. I never saw the prisoner. I say the prints of miniatures are not like the originals—they look different out of the frames. When I got the money to give to Phillips I left with Cecchi four pictures and my watch and chain. I said I wanted to get my bronzes out of pawn; I did not say anything about wanting the money for rent—I may have said that—I was short. I left the articles at home when I went to Southsea.</p>
<p>Verdict, Crescenti,
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<p>Smith was proved to have been sentenced to three years' penal ser
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<p>Prisoner was caretaker of St. Johns, Upper Holloway, and the churchwarden and superintendent of the Sunday School gave him a good character. He was convicted of a similar offence in 1891, and sentenced to 20 months' imprisonment.</p>
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<p>Mr. W. G. Rooth prosecuted; Mr. Francis Watt and Mr. Aubrey Davies defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-158" type="given" value="MAY"/>MAY GODFREY</persName> </hi>. Prisoner is my husband. We live in Crondall street, Hoxton. On May 9, at half past eight or quarter to nine, in the evening, I was in Bacchus Walk, near where my mother lives, looking for my little boy. As I was turning into Bacchus Walk my husband flew out of the urinal and took me unawares. He gave me a dig and I went down, and when I was down he gave me three more digs. I was not unconscious, but I felt pains. I never saw him after the fourth dig. I was able to get up by myself. I felt giddy, and found I was saturated with blood. I struggled to mother's, and she took me to the doctor's. The doctor, however, said he could have nothing to do with the case. A constable was sent for, and I was taken to the hospital, where my wounds were dressed; I was able to leave the same evening. The knife (produced) belongs to me. It is a kitchen knife. I use it for chopping wood. It is very blunt, and you could not cut a slice of bread with it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner Has been a good husband to me. We have been married seven years come Christmas. I have three children. I have had four, but lost the first baby when it was 11 months old. As to whether I have not altogether been a good wife to my husband, It is true that when he was in hospital I got mixed up with a bad' set of women, with whom I used to go and drink, but they had more out of me than ever I had out of them. They were women I used to pay to look after my children when I was at work. It is the fact that during the four months that he was in hospital I never</p>
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<p>took him any clean linen. It is not the fact that when he came out he stayed away from work to nurse the children. He stayed away one day. That was because we had a row in the morning, and I was frightened to go back. It is true that I pawned the bedclothes, but I used to get them out on Saturday. It is not true that I spent the money in drink. I have been out and seen people I knew and treated them, but I have not pawned things to do that. It is not the case that on the very day when the assault was committed when prisoner came back from work the house was uncleaned and there was nothing to eat. I had done the house up and got his dinner ready. The assault was not committed on that account. I had really lost my little boy, but fie strolled back; I did not think he knew the way. It was not a pretence to get out that I said I had lost him. It is not the case that may husband had frequently to fetch me home from the public-house. Once he found me drinking with mother and once with two women at Hoxton. This was just before the assault, one night after the other. My husband spoke to me about my running about into public-houses and not minding my children. On one occasion I had borrowed a shilling in the morning sod went to pay it back, as I had promised the woman I would. That was because he would not leave me any money. It is true that on one occasion I sot drunk and did not come home all night. I had been drinking, and did not come home because I was frightened to. It would be very difficult to cut anything with this knife. The wounds bled terribly. I was able to walk away without assistance, bat I really do not know how I done it. I had to sit on the door
<lb/>steps as I went along and wait awhile. It is about five minutes' walk to my mother's. The police fetched an ambulance, but I would not go on it. After the wounds were dressed I wanted to go home to mother's, but the constable said I must go to the station. I did not want to charge the accused. I went to the hospital only two or three times after that. My wounds are quite healed now. They did not tell me I was not to go again. I did not think it necessary to go again.</p>
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<lb/>pital I did not examine Mrs. Godfrey when she was brought in, but I saw her the next day. She had four cuts—one on the left shoulder, one on the left side of the neck, one on the left cheek, and one on the right wrist. The wounds might have been inflicted with the knife produced. I could not tell the depth of the wounds. The knife being so blunt I think force must have been used to break the skin. The wound in the neck was dangerous, being near the jugular vein.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED BRATT</hi>. 251 G, deposed to finding the knife in Bacchus Walk on May 10, lying against the wall by the side of the urinal. It was taken to the station and identified by prosecutrix.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">RANDALL HODSON</hi>, G Division. On May 14, at 10 o'clock in the morning, prisoner surrendered at Old Street, Shoreditch, there</p>
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<p>being a warrant for his apprehension. I read the warrant, which charged him with unlawfully and maliciously wounding. In reply he said, "She has brought this on herself. She has been continually drinking, and has neglected her home and myself."</p>
<p>To Mr. Watts. Prisoner is a respectable hard-working man, and as far as I know, has never been charged with any offence of dis
<lb/>honesty or violence. He is a master man, working in partnership with his brother as a French polisher.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-160" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GODFREY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I have been married seven years last Christmas. The conduct of my wife has lately been very unsatisfactory by reason of her drunken habits, staying out and neglecting her children. It is 10 weeks since I came out of hospital. My wife used to visit me. Sometimes she brought me two or three eggs, sometimes nothing, but she never brought me any clean linen. She was drawing 17s. a week from my sick society, the Ancient Order of Druids. Before I came out of hospital I told her we would move next week, but, so far from moving, when I got home I found a bark room with nothing in it and the children neglected. She pawned things occasionally. She pawned all the clothes that were left on the bed before I went away. I had on many occasions to go and search for her. Night after night I found her in the public-house. I do not know who the women were she went with. Some
<lb/>times she came home at night and sometimes she stopped out. I can prove that on April 5, which was her birthday, she went out, got drunk, and stayed out all night. Some days I had to stop at home to look after the children. On the night that this affair occurred, it was half-past eight when I got home. I found there was nobody at home—no fire, no light, no supper. I saw my landlady standing at the door. She said, "There is your little Billy crying in the street." That is the child that was supposed to be lost. I did not go out with the intention of hurting my wife. I only intended to frighten her for her own good. I pushed the knife against her. There was a sort of a struggle and she fell to the ground. I have never been charged with any offence of violence or any offence imputing dishonesty. Except when I am detained at home by doing domestic duties I go to work every day. I have kept my wife supplied with sufficient money. I gave my wife 31s. the week before this occurred and bought her a new pair of boots, which she pawned the day after.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It occurred to me three years ago that my wife was treating me badly. I have asked her to be better day after day. I treated her more kindly in the hope that she would turn and become better and look after her home. I cannot tell why I took the knife out; I have not any idea at all. I was sober when I came home on the night of May 9. The knife was generally on the kitchen table. I remember taking up the knife. The reason I suggest for</p>
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<p>taking the knife was that I might frighten her. I did not think I should use it. I had never before taken it to frighten her. When I sprang from the urinal the knife was in my inside coat pocket. I suggest that I pushed her to the ground with my hands. I took the knife out afterwards. I do not know what I did at the time; I was overcome. I do not deny that I stabbed her four times; I was in such a fit I did not know what I did. I remember starting to assault her, but I do not remember the finish. I heard of the warrant from my brother the next day. When I walked away my wife had got up. I saw no blood. I do not know what I did with the knife.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I did not intend to do any harm at all. I intended to frighten her. I had not been in the habit of striking her. I had never used the knife to her on any occasion. I had not been drinking at all. I had just left work.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-161" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR GODFREY</persName> </hi>, prisoner's brother, gave him a good character for sobriety and honesty as a workman. He had never been insane.</p>
<p>
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<p>Mrs. Godfrey, at the suggestion of his Worship, said she was pre
<lb/>pared to give up drinking altogether, and added that if her husband should be at once released she would be only too pleased.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-36-19070528 t19070528-36-punishment-30"/>Judge Rentoul warned prisoner that he had run a serious risk of being hanged, and directed that he should enter into recognisances of £5 to come up for judgment if called upon.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Horace Fenton prosecuted.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK DENNIS</hi>, 277 H. On April 26 I was in Commercial Street with Constable Sear at half past one in the morning We saw a drunken man proceeding down the street on the right-hand side. Seeing prisoner and another man acting suspi
<lb/>ciously we followed them and kept them under observation. Prisoner struck the man (Brockhursen) underneath the jaw and he fell. Prisoner then went down on his right knee and put his hand into his (prosecutor's) right waistcoat pocket. Prosecutor shouted "Police!" I ran after prisoner and caught him. He then said, "All right, governor. I ain't got nothing." The man with prisoner escaped.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">SEAR</hi>, 475 H, gave corroborative evidence. Prisoner said as he was making his way from the Cambridge Music Hall he saw prosecutor, who was worse for drink, in a crowd of men. Prosecutor must have mistaken him for an assailant, because he came at him and hit him in the face. Prisoner struck him back and he rolled over, when the police came up. As to the alleged putting of his hand into prosecutor's pocket, he was wearing a mackintosh, which was buttoned up.</p>
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<p>A Juror. Are we allowed to ask prisoner's record</p>
<p>Judge Rentoul. No, you are not.</p>
<p>Verdict.
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<p>Judge Rentoul. You may like to know, gentlemen, that prisoner has already been sixteen years in prison and has been convicted 11 times. However, prisoner is discharged.</p>
<p>The Foreman of the Jury. We do not consider that there is sufficient evidence to convict.</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Gadson Bohn prosecuted; Mr. Eustace Fulton defended Blewitt.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEAHY</hi>, 191 M. About three o'clock in the after
<lb/>noon of May 1 I was on duty in Tooley Street in plain clothes in company with another officer and saw prisoners. They crossed Tower Bridge accompanied by another man named Wright. I followed them through several streets. Belton parted from Blewitt and Wright and stood at the corner of Snow Fields and St. Thomas Street. Blewitt stood on the opposite side of the road. Upon an old gentleman coming along Belton signaled to Blewitt. They joined one another and followed this old gentleman for a distance of 150 yards. While Belton hustled him Blewitt snatched at his chain and got it out of his pocket. They then ran a distance of about 50 yards, and, nobody following them, they stopped running and com
<lb/>menced walking at a quick pace. In the meantime Police-constable Puncheon kept them under observation. They crossed the Borough High Street into Southwark Street and went into Sumner Street and went into some buildings, coming out as it happened just where I was standing. They hustled another gentleman a the corner of Guildford Street, and then went to Blackfriars Bridge, where I ar
<lb/>rested Blewitt. Belton ran away, and was afterwards arrested by Sergeant Darby. Blewitt, when I arrested him, said, "You have made a mistake. I have not snatched anything."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had Blewitt under observation the whole time. The old gentleman is not here to-day; he declined to come or to give his name and address. I did not stop the other man who was hustled as I was afraid the prisoners would attack me. I made a note of the occurrence a the time. (Handed to counsel.) The old gentleman was about 5 ft. 4 in. in height, wore a high hat, and dark overcoat and was clean-shaven. I did not arrest Blewitt as a sus
<lb/>pected person, thinking that on looking into his past I might find that he had been formerly convicted.</p>
<p>Re-examined. If a gentleman refuses his name and address I have no power of arrest. I have made inquiries regarding Blewitt's cha
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<p>He was discharged from the employment of Mr. Harry Evans in February, 1906, for shortage in his loads. He was also employed by Mr. Charles Cornell for a year and nine months, and there they give him a very good character. He was discharged from there in April, 1905. Blewitt gave me his name and address on arrest.</p>
<p>To Belton. I identified you on the morning of the 9th at Tower Bridge Station as the man I had seen with Blewitt.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS PUNCHEON</hi>, 166 M, gave evidence to seeing the prisoners together in St. Thomas's Street and generally corrobo
<lb/>rated the former witness.</p>
<p>(Saturday, June 1.)</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM CRIDLAND</hi>, H Division. Prisoner Blewitt has not been in work for three months to my knowledge, and I have seen him about the East End of London with convicted thieves.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was in Court the day before yesterday, when prisoners were tried before the Recorder for robbing an old gentle
<lb/>man. I was a witness in that case. They were both acquitted. Belton proved an alibi. Blewitt was identified by a little boy. (See Page 294.)</p>
<p>Mr. Fulton suggested that what he police had done in this case was to Arrest a man on suspicion and put him up for a bogus identi
<lb/>fication by little children. Neither in this case nor in the one heard before the Recorder was there identification by a prosecutor.</p>
<p>Judge Rentoul observed that Mr. Fulton had raised Blewitt's cha
<lb/>racter, and that there was no previous conviction.</p>
<p>Mr. Fulton. There is no previous conviction.</p>
<p>Mr. Bohn said Mr. Fulton was asking the jury to form the opinion from this man's character that he was not a man likely to have com
<lb/>mitted this offence, but the learned magistrate had thought fit to send the case for trial.</p>
<p>Judge Rentoul after looking at the depositions said there was nothing to be done with the case but go on.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">DABBY</hi>, H Division. I arrested Belton. I found him de
<lb/>tained at the police station on May 8, where he had been taken by Detective Cridland. I told him I was a police officer, and was going to arrest him for being concerned with Blewitt and another in an attempt to steal from a gentleman in St. Thomas's Street and South-wark Street, on May 1, when he escaped. He replied, "All right.' On the following morning both prisoners were placed amongst thir
<lb/>teen other persons for identification. They were asked if they were satisfied with the persons they were standing amongst, and both replied, "Yes." They were identified by the two police officers who bad them under observation. When they were charged neither of them made any reply. The practice of the police in such cases is to get as near a resemblance as possible to the class of men to which prisoners belong; if they are rough men, a rough class; if they are</p>
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<p>respectable men, a respectable class. I have only seen Blewitt once before. I know he was employed by Mr. Charles Cornell as carman Mr. Cornell gave him a good character. After being there a year and nine months he was discharged for slackness.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Blewitt has never been convicted, and as the result of inquiries I should say he has never been charged before this series of charges, but the police have been on the look out for him. It was Belton that was picked out on the morning of the 9th Blewitt was already in custody. That was my mistake. I have been present at some hundreds of identifications. I gave evidence before the Recorder the day before yesterday. I remember his lordship saying, "Is that all?" and again, "Is that all?" It turned out that the man who picked out Belton picked out another man first. I see what a tremendous difference it might mean. When the question was put to me I said that the man who picked out Belton first picked out another man by mistake. I gave the evidence that was on the de
<lb/>positions. Belton was not pointed out. He was surprised to see how the identification was carried out so as to give people every chance. It does not alter the fact that the little boy picked out another man first, but before I said so I was waiting to be asked. I waited to be asked because I knew the question was going to be asked by the pri
<lb/>soner, who had raised the question at the police court.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<lb/>perial Buildings, Wapping. He is now a riverside labourer, but was a confectioner for about 20 years. After I left school the first place I worked at was Stewart and Wright's, London Bridge Approach, and from there I started as a carman. I was in my first situation as carman for about 12 months. I got a better situation with Mr. Harry Evans, of Ratcliffe. Whilst there there was a 2s. box of sweets put on to another van by mistake. As that made my load short I was asked to pay the 2s., and as I refused to pay for what I had never had I was discharged. Mr. Stephens, the foreman, gave me a good character, and got me a situation with Cornell's, whose employment I entered twice. During the last two or three months that I have been out of work I have been doing odd jobs and selling newspapers. I have been living at home with my parents. My last regular em
<lb/>ployment was at the Gun Wharf. I think I was there about 11 months. I think my last employer before that was Mr. Cornell. While with him I was from time to time entrusted with considerable sums of money, £200 or £300 at a time. On the day of the alleged robbery I went out with my brother-in-law, Wright, who was dis
<lb/>charged by the magistrate. My brother-in-law is a glass beveller. and while at work cut his thumb so that he could not go to work. He came round to me and asked me to go for a walk. We went to the</p>
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<p>Tower, and finding it was not a free day, we went over Tower Bridge into Tooley Street and Southwark Street. Half-way down Southwark Street a man in plain clothes, whom I afterwards found to be a police officer, came and seized us by the back of the neck and took us to the station. I was rolling a cigarette. I asked him what the trouble was I said, "We ain't done nothing. What have we done?" "Sus
<lb/>pected persons," he said. I said, "You have made a mistake. Wright was discharged from his work through getting locked up. I know Belton slightly by sight, having seen him about the neighbour
<lb/>hood.</p>
<p>Prisoner was cross-examined as to his various employments. As to the alleged hustling, he denied the whole thing. When the officer told him and Wright that they were suspected persons, of course, they laughed.</p>
<p>Rev.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD WILSON</hi>, Vicar of St. Augustine's, Stepney, was called as to the character of Blewitit</p>
<p>Prisoner Belton declined to give evidence, or to make any state
<lb/>ment.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<p>On the indictments
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<p>(Saturday, June 1.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Hart prosecuted. Mr. Clarke Hall defended.</p>
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<p>(Saturday, June 1.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070528-40-offence-1 t19070528-name-173"/>Benjamin Bosher</persName>, and stealing therein 250 gold rings, 15 gold watches, and other articles, the goods of the said
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070528-40-offence-1 t19070528-name-174"/>Benjamin Bosher</persName>, and feloniously receiving same.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Sydney Williams prosecuted. Mr. Eustace Fukon defended.</p>
<p>Police-Constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">POPLET</hi>, 430 D. On the early morning of March 26 I was in North Street, Edgware Road. About three o'clock I observed four men standing very close to 464, Edgware Road, the shop of the prosecutor. One man left the group and came in the</p>
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<p>direction of where I was standing, but apparently failed to see me. Sergeant Dowson then came up. We went through Princess Street and Carlisle Street to the corner of North Street. Three men came driving towards us in a cart. We sprang at the pony's head and cheeked its career, but failed to stop it. Two men sprang from the trap and were arrested, and prisoner drove the trap away. I had a good view of him. The night was dark, but there was a very bright light from an incandescent street lamp. The two men who were captured were tried for the burglary and convicted in these Courts. I took them back to 464, Edgware Road, and there discovered that a burglary had been committed. None of the goods were found on them. On May 6 I was instructed to meet Inspector Pride at Wal
<lb/>thamstow Station. He asked me to go along the stalls and see if I could identify anyone. When I got outside the Chequer public-house I saw prisoner. I subsequently went to Mission Grove, and saw a pony and cart belonging to prisoner. On the cart was a lamp still tied on with a string, corresponding to a description circulated by the Police, and printed on the morning of March 9. The description speaks of a small cream chestnut pony, with white blaze down face, attached to a trap with a lamp tied on with string. (The pony and trap were subsequently inspected by the jury.)</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The description spoke of the driver of the trap as a man of about 30, with a fair moustache.</p>
<p>Judge Rentoul said the only sign of age about prisoner was his hair, and wearing a hat or cap would make a considerable difference (Prisoner put on his cap by direction of the Court.)</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">DOWSON</hi>, D Division. I was with last witness on the morning of March 26. Four men were loitering about in a suspicious manner between North Street and Richmond Street. In order to get a better view we doubled up Princess Street, Carlisle Street, and North Street. There we saw a pony and tarp standing with its head towards us. Two men came dashing round the corner and got into the trap. It came towards us at full speed and we waited for it one on each side. We seized the pony's head and were dragged some distance, and just as we were mastering the pony two men jumped out of the trap. We arrested the two men. The pony and trap being between two lamps we got a full view of it. I am certain prisoner was the man who was driving. On the evening of May 4 I met Ser
<lb/>geant Pride at Walthamstow Station. In consequence of something he said to me I went up High Street, Walthamstow, and there saw pri
<lb/>soner standing outside a public-house called the "Chequers." I then went back to where I had left Sergeant Pride and told him where the prisoner was standing. I afterwards went to some stables at the rear of the house where prisoner lives and there we saw the pony and the cart (which are outside) with the lamp tied on the cart with spring exactly as it was the night we saw it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. We had reason to believe the man we were looking for might be in the neighbourhood. I am aware that the man</p>
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<p>Detective Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE PRIDE</hi>, Walthamstow. On May 4 I saw the witnesses Poplett and Dowson at Walthamstow and directed them simply to go somewhere. When they returned I went with them and outside the Chequers public house I saw prisoner. I called him away from the stall where he was selling fish. I said to him, "Your name is Charles Barthrop or Barthran." He said, "Yes" I said, "You live at No. 1, Mission Grove." He said "Yes." I said "I am a police officer and shall arrest you for being concerned with a man I know as 'Little Tich' and another I know as 'Ted Edwards in breaking and entering 464, Edgware Road, on the might of March 26, sad stealing therefrom a large quantity of valuable jewellery" He said "Oh!" I then took him to No. 1, Mission Rove. Prisoner unlocked the door at the rear of the premises and I there saw a pony. Is the lean-to at the side was a light trap with yellow wheels, with a lamp tied on with string. Prisoner said "That is mine. I have had it twelve months." I then told him I should take him to Hackney Police-station. He said "I do not know anything about it." I handed him over to Inspector Simmonds, E Division, at Hackney Police Station. As the result of my inquiries about prisoner I find that he was detained some 30 years ago at Chelmsford and since then be has been selling fish at Hackney, and he has been connected with gang of burglars for some time.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The information I received was that the trap was driven by a young man of 30 with a fair moustache. I had infor
<lb/>mation which led me to believe that prisoner was the man. I did not point out prisoner to the two officers and say "Is that the man?" I sent them to look for a man answering the description along the High Street, Walthamstow. You would not call prisoner's moustache black would you? I know he is the man.</p>
<p>Mr. Fulton submitted there was no case to answer, but Judge Ren
<lb/>toul declined to withdraw the case from the Jury.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-175" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BARTHAN</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I live at 1, Mission Grove, Walthamstow, and am 55. My occupation is to buy fish in the market and sell it on a barrow and at my premises. I was never charged with anything at Chelmsford. There is no truth in the suggestion that I am an associate of persons of bad character. My usual time for going to bed is between seven and eight o'clock, as I have to be at market a little after five. Speaking generally, towards the end of March I was carrying on my business in the ordinary way, going to bed and getting up at the usual time. I have a pony and trap, which I use in my business, but I was not using it at the end of March because</p>
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<p>I had let the pony down and cut its knees, and it was out to grass. The colour of the pony is chestnut. My trap has yellow wheels. The lamp is always tied with string inside the cart. There is nothing remarkable about that. It is commonly done when traps are getting a little elderly. I remember the officer coming to me on May 6. He asked my name, which I had told him. He said, "I am going to charge you with being concerned in a robbery." I said, "I know nothing about it." I went with the officers to my home and gave them every facility in searching. No proceeds of the robbery were found on the premises or traced to me. I was born in 1857.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. One of my sisters has got our ages in a Bible. When arrested I told the officers I was not quite certain of my age. I am not an associate of had characters. I do not know "Big Sam," "Big Arthur," or Jack Barker, and never heard of them. I have never been in Chelmsford Gaol. The pony was out at grass for five weeks before April.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-176" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19070528-name-176" type="surname" value="BARTHRAN"/>
<interp inst="t19070528-name-176" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>MATILDA BARTHRAN</persName> </hi> I am the "wife" of Chef prisoner. He gene
<lb/>rally goes to bed at half-past eight or nine at night, and gets up at five to go to market. Towards the end of March I was sharing the same room with, him, and during that time he went to bed and got up as usual. If anything unusual had occurred I should of course have noticed it. The premises have been thoroughly searched by the constables. Prisoner had the pony and cart new on February 28. He brought the pony home with its knees cut, and I said to him, "A nice present you are making me for my birthday," my birthday being on the 27th. He then turned it out to grass, and it was out to grass all through March.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. My husband has been dead eleven years. I left my husband for cruelty.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DANES</persName> </hi>, also a seller of fish, said he had been in the habit for the last ten years of going with prisoner to the market to buy fish. He recollected the accident to the pony on February 27 or 28. and having to bring the fish from the station by hand-barrow in con
<lb/>sequence.</p>
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<p>(Wednesday, May 29.)</p> </div1>
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<lb/>trusted to him by
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070528-41-offence-1 t19070528-name-179"/>Maria Elizabeth Canney</persName> in order that he might pay it to the collector of poor rates for the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070528-41-offence-1 t19070528-name-181"/>Maria Elizabeth Canney</persName> </rs>. It was stated that there were two summary convictions against him.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070528-42-offence-1 t19070528-name-183"/>Evans, Sons, Lescher and Webb, Ltd.</persName>, and stealing and receiving therein the sum of 4s. 0 1/4 d. belonging to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070528-42-offence-1 t19070528-name-184"/>John Farrer</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-185" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am warehouse manager to Evans, Sons, Lescher and Webb, Ltd., at 60, Bartholomew Close, City. My firm occupies the whole of the premises. Nobody sleeps there. On Saturday, April 13, I locked up the place securely at 2.30. At about 7.20 on Monday morning I found the iron doors leading to a part of the warehouse on the ground floor were open; a desk was open, and papers strewn about the place. Nothing belonging to the firm was missing.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. I did not see you with my waistcoat in your hand.</p>
<p>Prisoner. It was the Sunday morning I entered the place. I could not stand on my feet, I was knocked. I got none of their pro
<lb/>perty. The 4s. 0 1/4 d. belonged to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070528-name-186" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-186" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FARRER</persName> </hi>. I live at Tottenham, and am a packer employed by Evans, Sons, Lescher and Webb, Ltd. On Saturday, April 13, last, I left in an 'old waistcoat, hanging in a cupboard on the premises, 4s. 0 1/4 d. When I went there on the following Monday I found the waistcoat on the floor, and the money gone.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I never took your money at all. I have my mother to prove that. When the police arrested me I was lying in a corner dead asleep.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">SEAMANS CARY</hi>, 280 City. At 1.15 a.m. on Mon
<lb/>day, April 15, I found the private marks missing on the gates leading to the prosecutors' premises. I stayed aid the entrance and waited for another constable to come by. He fetched other police who sur
<lb/>rounded the building. It was then entered, and the prisoner found there. He was taken to the police station.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I was asleep; one of the constables touched me on the shoulder, when I jumped up all of a sudden; I was all of a fright.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070528-name-187" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19070528-name-187" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t19070528-name-187" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY KING</persName> </hi>. I was sent for and went to the premises in question. I found the three desks bad been pulled open and a number of papers disarranged. The prisoner said he had only gone in to have a sleep. He was taken to the station and searched. 4s. 0 1/4 d. and a pocket-knife were found upon him.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. Your body was concealed behind a desk.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate. "The 4s. is my own."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">KELLY</hi> (by the Prisoner). I am your mother. You had some money when you came out of prison. You sent me some and your discharge papers. I had not seen you for two and a half years. I do not know anything about the 4s. found. You took no clothes.</p>
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