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<p>1907, JUNE.</p>
<p>Vol. CXLVII.] [Part 873.</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>TRELOAR, MAYOR.</p>
<p>NINTH SESSION,</p>
<p>HELD JUNE 24TH, 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 Monday, June 25th, 1907, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
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<p>1907</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">TRELOAR, MAYOR. NNTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE</hi>
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<p>(Monday, June 24.)</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BOURASSA</hi>, Homer (23, labourer)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last session (see page 263) of shop breaking and receiving stolen goods, came up for judgment.</p>
<p>The Court Missionary (Mr. Scott-France) stated that he had com
<lb/>municated with prisoner's father, Who was a well-to-do farmer in the province of Quebec, but had not had time to receive an answer from him. He could not get prisoner sent home by any of the institu
<lb/>tions to which he had applied. Although he was a French Canadian, he was a British subject and could not be dealt with as an alien. A passage to Canada could be obtained for him, but when he arrived there he would have to travel up country, and he had no money. Mr. Scott-France added that, if the Recorder would give the prisoner into his care, he would find him lodgings and work until his people were heard from, and would no doubt eventually be able to send him home.</p>
<p>The Recorder said that this case showed how invaluable these mis
<lb/>sionary societies were in the administration of justice. He really did not know what the Judges in this Court would do without Mr. Scott-France's valuable assistance. He would release the prisoner it once. He was quite satisfied that there was no crime in any real sense in what he had done, although there was a breach of the law. Prisoner was released on his own recognisances in £10 to come up for judgment if called upon.</p>
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<p>Mr. Broxholm prosecuted.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CONNELL</hi>, 560 N. At 1.15 p.m. on May 30 I saw prisoner in Lea Bridge Road, riding a bicycle; he collided with a cart; he was drunk. I took him to the station; he refused his name and address. I asked him where he got the bicycle and whether it was his property; he said, "Find out." He was then charged with unlawful possession.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWARD LENNARD</hi>, 449 J, deposed to finding, on the morning of the alleged burglary, on the railings of No. 2, Isabella Road, Homerton, a blue serge suit and a jacket and vest.</p>
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<p>Mr. Forster Boulton, M.P., prosecuted.</p>
<p>Prisoner was treasurer of a local branch of a sick benefit society called the British Order of Ancient Free Gardeners, and as such he had authority to make deposits in a deposit account in the Pott Office Savings Bank. Notice of withdrawals from the account had to by signed by three trustees. On August 25, 1906, prisoner went to the savings bank and presented a notice of withdrawal of £12 to which he had forged the signatures to the trustees. The £12 was in due course handed to him and he signed the usual form of re
<lb/>ceipt. On January 22 he presented a similar forged notice of with
<lb/>drawal, the amount in that instance being £20, and obtained the money. It was stated that he had also omitted to hand over to the society a sum of money which he had received on its behalf, his total defalcations amounting to £64. He was stated to have so far borne a good character but to have lately given way to drink and gambling.</p>
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<p>Mr. Forster Boulton, M.P., and Mr. Allan J. Laurie prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-31" type="given" value="HELEN"/>HELEN DAWSON</persName> </hi>, assistant at the post office, High Street, White chapel. At 9.8 a.m. on May 16 prisoner handed in the telegram (produced), "Puddler, London, Home," and it was duly despatched. There was no other telegram to that address sent from my office that day.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-32" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES CARDO</persName> </hi> telegraphist at the central office, proved the receipt of the message there, and its despatch to West Strand Post Office. On the telegram form actually delivered (produced) the time of the dispatch had been altered to 2.38 p.m., and there were added the words; "Charles Edward, Cane."</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-34" type="given" value="LEON"/>LEON G. PULLAN</persName> </hi> said he received the telegram from last witness and handed it to Green for delivery.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-35" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS F. W. GREEN</persName> </hi>, telegraph messenger, West Strand Pott Office. I received from last witness a telegram in an envelope. I went with it to 16, Orange Street; Stuart King's office is on the first floor. As I was going up the stairs a man ran up before me; he said, "Stuart King?" I said, "Yes, sir," and handed him the tele
<lb/>gram. I think I should know the man again; it was not the prisoner. This was about 9.35 a.m. The man looked about 20 or 30 years old.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-36" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS MILLER</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a Turf accountant, under the name of Stuart King, at 16, Orange Street, Haymarket. The only three people at that office are myself, my partner Thomas Maughan, and a clerk named Stevens; Stevens is about my age—31; Maughan is about 45. There would be no one at the office at nine in the morning; we open between 12 and one. I first met prisoner about May 8 at the Trocadero. I opened an account with him, with a limit credit of £5 a week. I gave him my books of rules; his name for telegraph purposes was agreed to be "Cane." My regis
<lb/>tered telegraphic address is, "Puddler, London." If a wire is sent five minutes before the advertised time of a race, the bet is accepted. On May 16 a horse called "Charles Edward" was in a race, starting at 2.45; the starting price was 100 to 8. I got the result of the race ("Charles Edward" won) at 2.49 by the tape in my office. At five past three I heard a telegram dropped through the letter-box; it occurred to me as funny that I had not heard the noise of any mes
<lb/>senger coming up or going down the stairs; I immediately—before opening the telegram—jumped on the window sill and threw up a window and watched the front door for several minutes; no telegraph bey appeared. I opened the telegram; it purported to be dispatched at 2.38, and the message was, "Home, Charles Edward, Cane." I thought I would verify it, and I had it repeated; in reply I got the original message, time 9.8, with just the one word, "Home." My settling-day is Monday in each week. Prisoner had had previous bets with me and owed on the account £3 at this time. In the even
<lb/>ing on Thursday, May 16, I met prisoner in a public-house. He said he was surprised that "Charles Edward" hod come in at such a long price, and asked, "How about my £25?" I told him Monday was settling-day, and if he wanted paying before he must make his claim by letter. I did not tell him I had found out the fraud. He wrote a letter that night, but it did not state the amount; so I wrote to tell him the letter was out of form, and asking him to call. On May 18 he called at the office. My partner was present, and Detective
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<p>he had backed, including "Charles Edward"; the account showed a balance to prisoner of £22. I handed him a cheque for this amount and he gave me a receipt. He was then arrested by Burton.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED BURTON</hi>, C Division. On May 18 I went to Miller's office with two other officers. When prisoner came in Miller said to him, "You have come for your account!" Prisoner said, 'Yee; it was a bit of luck; I'm a sportsman; money it round—one day it's mine, next day it's yours; the lucky star doesn't shine very long, does it?" Miller then gave him a cheque and the Account, and prisoner gave a receipt. As he was about to leave I showed him the telegram received by Miller. I said, "This is the telegram the bet was made on"; he looked at it and said, "Yes, that's the telegram I sent." I then showed him the original wire, is the letter he had written to Miller claiming the amount of the bet; I said, "Are these in your writing?" and he said, "Yes, I wrote both of those." I then told him who I was and read the war
<lb/>rant to him. He said, "In all fairness to me, you will admit that, then I said it was the telegram I sent, it was before I knew you were a police officer; now I say it is not the one I sent; you will also admit I have not actually got the money, only the cheque, so I have not done anyone any harm; I am not the only one in this; I have been a tool, and only done as I was told; but I shall not say anything till later on." On the way to the station he said, "I know I shall not get out of it, but I am not going to get despondent."</p>
<p>To Prisoner. When I showed you the telegram you did at say, "I suppose that is it"; you read the telegram and said, "Yes, that it the telegram I."</p>
<p>(Tuesday, June 25.)</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19070624-name-37" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-37" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WARNER</persName> </hi> (prisoner on oath). I have seen the telegram, the subject matter of this charge. It is in the same state that it was in when dispatched. I wrote it out myself. There is no horse's name on that telegram and it means nothing. There is the name of a horse Charles Edward on the telegram as received. It was forged and fraudulently altered by some person to whom it was delivered. Subsequently I went and received the proceeds of that telegram amounting to £22. Other telegrams were sent in my name. I did not know that telegram was going to be forged. I had absolutely no definite idea what the scheme was, what the idea of that telegram was to be. The £22 was credited to Charles Edward.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not send any telegram with the name of Charles Edward on. The receipt produced shows that £25 was due to me for bets, £22 of which was in respect of Charles Edward. I received a cheque from Miller for £22 in payment of that account. As to why I received £22 in respect of a bet I had never made, all</p>
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<p>I can say is I had no definite idea this telegram was going to be forged. I thought it was a bona-fide transaction. The draft of the telegram I dispatched was handed to me the previous evening. If it was a crime to send a worthless telegram to Miller, I am guilty of that, but I am not guilty of that knowledge. I got the telegram from a racing man of the name of Houghton. I do not know his other name, nor where he lives. I was accustomed to meet him in a public-house in the West End. I did not know what the telegram meant. I had a copy of Miller's rules. I knew that "Puddler, London," meant Marcus Miller, of Orange Street. I knew that "Home," meant £2 to be put on a horse, but no horse was men
<lb/>tioned. I know a bookmaker named Arthur Clayden the same as I know Houghton. When Houghton gave me the telegram I called attention to the fact that no horse was mentioned in it. He told me to send it off, and I dispatched it the next morning at 9.8 a.m.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19070624-8-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty of receiving money on a false telegram knowing it to be forged.</rs> </p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">BURTON</hi> said prisoner was a tailor. At one time he was on the music-hall stage, but his voice gave way, and he had worked at his trade until about three months ago. On the night he was arrested a man who has done a long term of imprisonment, and is connected with another bookmaker close to prosecutors, came to the police station and wanted to know what bail prisoner could have, and when he was presented before the magistrate he admitted that he had been indemnified by the bookmaker in question should prisoner clear the country, and the bail was thereupon withdrawn.</p>
<p>The Recorder said it was clear this bookmaker was acting in collu
<lb/>sion with the prisoner, whether he was the man who received the telegram or not. Sentence,
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<p>(Monday, June 24.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19070624-9-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> counterfeiting two pieces of false coin intended to pass for florins.</rs> James Marsh
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<p>Mr. Wilkinson prosecuted; Mr. Purcell defended the female prisoner.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BURNHAM</hi>, New Scotland Yard. On May 27, 1907, at about seven p.m. I was in Town Road, Edmonton, with Sergeant Story, when I saw James Marsh leave No. 72, Town Road on a bicycle. I arrested him, searched him, and took him back to the house. I asked him if he had the key and he said, "No." I then knocked at the door, and he shouted loudly, "There is no one at home." I saw it was an attempt to alarm those inside; I then forced</p>
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<p>the door and took him inside, he struggling violently. As we got into the passage the female prisoner opened the kitchen door and we took him into the kitchen. The mould produced was on the table tied up with rag. James Marsh was struggling, trying to kick the table over, and shaking it. I saw the metal in the mould was liquid and it moved about as he kicked the table. We had a further struggle and he kicked the table over and the mould went into fire. We got him on to the floor. The woman then came up to him and said, "Be quiet, Jim; it is the will of God; do not struggle any more—you are done." I got Story to hold the prisoner and took the mould from the fireplace. The woman took the saucepan produced which was partly filled with metal and threw it in the fender, saying, "Here is an end of it all." She then threw the mould on the fire. There was a large fire in the grate. I took it off and found two coins produced in the mould, portions of the metal having run owing to the shaking. I picked up the saucepan and the flakes of metal which had run over the fender. In the kitchen I found a file on the mantelpiece and in the dresser drawer a tallow candle used in making moulds; under the dresser a hanger for drying the mould and a quantity of pieces of broken moulds. In the scullery I found a saucer containing silver sand and a bottle containing cyanide of potassium. I told prisoners they would be charged with making counterfeit coin and possessing the mould. The woman said, "They are going to take me, too, Jim; I do not care about myself; I am thinking about Jane," referring to her little daughter about five years old. The man said, "Can't you leave her out of it? She did not know anything about it; I locked her out of the kitchen." They were then taken to the station.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am satisfied prisoners are married. There is a door from the kitchen leading to the garden. Mrs. Marsh said at the police station. "I cannot help what my husband does; I was in the garden and heard the knocks and came into the kitchen." She could have done that. The child was in the garden. She has never been charged before with making bad money. (To the Judge.) From the time I saw the man leave the house until we entered the kitchen was about 10 minutes.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR STORY</hi> corroborated the last witness and said: I subsequently searched and found clamp produced in the fen
<lb/>der and a piece of glass in the scullery with marks of plaster of paris.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-40" type="given" value="FRANCIS WILLIAM"/>FRANCIS WILLIAM WEEKS</persName> </hi>, Barrowfield House, Edmonton Green, landlord of 72, Town Road. The prisoners on May 21 came together and I let the house to the male prisoners at 10s. 6d. a week. They went in on May 25.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The man paid the rent; he said he was a cabinet maker and I looked upon him as my tenant.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, Inspector of Counterfeit Coins to H.M. Mint. The mould produced is a double mould for making florins on 1906. The two coins produced are made from it, and appear to</p>
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<p>have been fused, the metal having run. The clamp is to hold the mould while the metal is poured in. The glass is used for making the mould. Cyanide of potassium is used for plating. The broken pieces of mould have no impression and I cannot say what coin they were intended for.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Molten metal poured into a mould would be moveable for about a quarter of an hour. It would set in about 10 minutes or a quarter of an hour. (To the Judge.) I should think the metal would not run in the way it has if allowed to stand for 10 minutes.</p>
<p>Verdict: Jeanette Marsh,
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<p>Several convictions for stealing were proved against James Marsh with short sentences, followed by a conviction with five years' penal servitude at Birmingham for uttering counterfeit coin on January 30, 1902. Prisoner was released on November 4, 1905, since when he had been earning a livelihood for about 15 months. Sentence,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE MR</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">JUSTICE DARLING</hi>.</p>
<p>(Tuesday, June 25.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19070624-10-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>pleaded guilty </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070624-10-offence-1 t19070624-name-43"/>Ada Neale</persName> with intent to do her some grievous bodily harm.</rs> Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-10-19070624 t19070624-10-punishment-10"/>Five years' penal servitude</rs>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<p>(Tuesday, June 25.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WATSON</hi>, James (45, bookmaker)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19070624-11-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>; forging and uttering an authority and request for the payment of £10, with intent to defraud; forging and uttering a receipt for the payment of £10, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Forster Boulton, M.P., and Mr. Allan J. Laurie prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070624-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070624-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-45" type="given" value="JOHN HERBERT"/>JOHN HERBERT EMBLIN</persName> </hi>, compositor, 134, Offord Road, Islington. I have a Savings Bank account in the Post Office. The deposit book produced is mine. It shows that on May 17 and 18 two sums of £10 each were withdrawn by telegraph. I did not make those with drawals nor authorise anybody to make them, nor receive either of those sums. I did not sign the notices of withdrawal produced. The signature, "J. H. Emblin, 134, Offord Road," is in both cases a forgery. The signature to the receipts of May 17 and 18 are not in my handwriting. My name has been forged; I know nothing of them. The signature to a notice of withdrawal by telegraph dated</p>
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<p>May 21 is a forgery as well. I used to keep my Savings Bank book in a tin box in my bedroom. I am a single man. The box is looked with a padlock. I keep the box locked and the key in my pocket. I last saw the deposit book previous to it being produced at the police court on May 12. On May 19 I went away into the country and returned on May 20. I missed the book on the night of my return. The door of my room was generally locked and the landlady kept the key downstairs. Generally when she went out she locked the door. When I returned the lock of the padlock was intact as I left it; so it must have been unlocked by some one having a key to fit it. I do not know prisoner.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. Previous to my seeing you at Bow Street you were a complete stranger to me. It is not possible that I should have taken the book out and lost it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070624-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070624-name-46" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-46" type="surname" value="COATTS"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-46" type="given" value="ANNIE ELIZABETH"/>ANNIE ELIZABETH COATTS</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the Goswell Road Post Office and was on duty there on May 17. Prisoner handed me the Savings Bank book produced and asked for a withdrawal by tele
<lb/>graph of £10. I gave him the withdrawal form and he signed it, "J. H. Emblin, compositor." It generally takes about two hours to get an answer. Prisoner went away and came back again. He then signed a receipt for the money and I paid him. I stamped the book and gave it back to him with the money. On the morning of the 18th prisoner again came to the post office and went through the same process of withdrawal. He came again on Tuesday, the 21st. The balance then standing to Emblin's credit was £71 16s. 11d. On the third occasion when prisoner asked for a withdrawal form we sent notice to the Confidential Inquiry Branch of the Savings Bank. Prisoner came in for the money I think at about 5.30. Two detec
<lb/>tives were in the office. I gave the agreed signal by calling for a book. While prisoner was signing the receipt the detectives came out and took him into custody. I heard one of the detectives ask him if his name was Emblin and if that was his deposit book and he said, "Yes."</p>
<p>To Prisoner. A depositor can authorise another person to receive money, but not to fill up one of these forms; there is a special form for that purpose. A person unable to read could not authorise any
<lb/>one to fill up one of these forms; he would have to be accompanied by a person known at the Post Office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070624-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070624-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-47" type="surname" value="CHRISTIE"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM ALBERT"/>WILLIAM ALBERT CHRISTIE</persName> </hi>, clerk in the Savings Bank Department of the General Post Office, produced a certified copy of Emblin's account.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED GEORGE ALEXANDER</hi>, Metropolitan Police, attached to the General Post Office. I went to the Goswell Road Post Office on May 21, arriving there at about a quarter past five. At half-past five prisoner came into the office and went to the counter. I saw him accept a receipt from the clerk, sign it, and hand it back. The book produced was presented by him. It is signed in the name of J. H. Emblin. I asked prisoner if the receipt was his</p>
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<p>and also the book and he said. "Yes." I asked him what his name was and he said it was Emblin. I then told him I was a police officer and took him into custody. On the way to the post office he said, "My name is not Emblin; it is Watson." I asked him where he lived and he said, "I have no fixed abode." At the Post Office I cautioned him. I then said, "Mr. Emblin, of 134, Offord Road, has to-day reported the loss of his book. It is the book you have just handed to the clerk at the Goswell Road Post Office. How did you come possessed of it?" He replied, "I was in the 'Angel' on Friday last when I met a man who said he was waiting for a friend who could not read. He gave me the Savings Bank book and asked me if I would mind going to the Goswell Road Post Office and ob
<lb/>taining the sum of £10 by telegraph, which I did and handed him the money and he gave me 2s. I met the same man on Saturday and he again asked me to make a similar withdrawal and gave me the Savings Bank book for the purpose. I do not know the man nor where he lives. He said his name was Emblin and told me to fill up the form with the address 134, Offord Road. I never met the man before last Friday. He was tall and wore a silk hat." Later I told prisoner the charge and he made no reply; 18s. 6 1/2 d. was found on him.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. You did not tell me that the reason of your filling in this form was that this man could not write.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19070624-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070624-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-48" type="surname" value="WATSON"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-48" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WATSON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I was residing at a flat, 8, Colsterworth Road, Tottenham, at this time. I am a bookmaker. I w as in the "Angel" on the afternoon of Friday, May 17. A man at the bar got into conversation with me, and said he was waiting for a friend who was late, and he was afraid he would not turn up. He said he wanted to make a withdrawal from the Post Office, but he could not write himself; would I mind filling in the form and go and withdraw the money for him? I did so. He told me he could only withdraw £10 at a time, and he wanted some money for the holiday. The next day the same thing occurred. I gave him the money on each occasion, and he gave me 2s. On the following Tues
<lb/>day the same thing occurred. I should say the Goswell Road Post Office is about 70 yards from the Angel. The man did not accom
<lb/>pany me, but remained in the saloon bar. I had not known him before. It seemed to me funny that he should allow me to go and receive money on his account without going with me to see what I did with the £10. It did not appear so extraordinary that he should do it the second time. I took it for granted that as I had returned with the money the first time he could trust me the second time. On the third occasion I was arrested by the detective. I told the officer my name was Emblin because this man told me to do so if I was asked. I do not always do as I am told. There is nothing else I wish to say.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. When the book was handed to me I saw the sig
<lb/>nature "J. Einblin" on the front page. There is nothing in the signature to indicate that J. Emblin could not write. As to whether there is anything to indicate that he could, I do not know anything about these books, and I did not know whether that was his own handwriting. It might have been the handwriting of someone at the Post Office. I did not read the following note which, is printed at the side of the signature: "If the person whose signature is recorded cannot write his mark must be affixed in the presence of a witness and testified by the signature of that witness."</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19070624-11-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-11-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>. Prisoner pleaded guilty to a conviction at the Guildhall, Westminster, in July, 1905, for obtaining money by false pretences.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN KENWARD</hi>, N Division, stated that prisoner was liberated in July, 1906. In 1903 he was convicted of shopbreaking, and in 1902 of stealing a bicycle, and was sentenced to six months' hard labour in each case. Witness knew him as the associate of thieves in Islington. Prisoner visited at the house where Emblin lodged.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-11-19070624 t19070624-11-punishment-11"/>Three years' penal servitude</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HURRELL</hi>, Allison James (32, printer)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t19070624-11a-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> stealing a savings bank book and the sum of 19s. 101/2d., the goods and moneys of
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-50" type="surname" value="GODINGE"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-50" type="given" value="FRANCIS ERNEST"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070624-11a-offence-1 t19070624-name-50"/>Francis Ernest Godinge</persName>; forging and uttering a certain order for the payment of money, to wit, a withdrawal notice for the payment of 20s., well knowing the same to be forged, and with intent to de
<lb/>fraud; obtaining by false pretences from
<persName id="t19070624-name-51" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19070624-name-51" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-51" type="surname" value="KOORINSKI"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-51" type="given" value="JOSEPHINE LINA"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-51" type="occupation" value="employed at post office"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070624-11a-offence-1 t19070624-name-51"/>Josephine Lina Koorinski</persName> the sum of 20s., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Forster Boulton and Mr. Allan J. Laurie prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070624-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070624-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-52" type="surname" value="PHIPPS"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-52" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PHIPPS</persName> </hi>, manager, Victoria Hotel, Charterhouse Street. I first saw prisoner on May 7, when he applied to me in answer to an advertisement in the "Morning Advertiser" for a barman. I engaged him. He gave the name of George Hart, and a reference to Mr. Rock, of the City Arms, City Road, stating that he had been there six months and left in consequence of the house changing hands. I did not make inquiries immediately as Mr. Rock was living in private, and it was ratter a long way to go. I took prisoner on without a reference, intending to go and take up the reference next day. I had three other barmen, amongst them George Godinge. Prisoner shared the same room with him. Prisoner entered on his duties on May 8, and to my knowledge stayed until he went to rest of half past two the next day. He is entitled to a rest of two hours and 20 minutes. I never sow him again until after he had been arrested on May 22. He gave no notice of leaving, but was seat to rest and disappeared.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070624-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070624-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-53" type="surname" value="GODINGE"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-53" type="given" value="FRANCIS ERNEST"/>FRANCIS ERNEST GODINGE</persName> </hi>, barman. I am still with last witness. I know prisoner through his being engaged at the hotel. I had never seen him before that. He was engaged on May 7, came on</p>
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<p>May 8, and left on May 9. On May 9 I went out in the afternoon about three o'clock. I am a depositor in the Post Office Savings Bank and the book produced is mine. I have £51 1s. 7d. on deposit. I did not withdraw £1 on May 9 nor authorise anyone to do so. I did not sign the demand for withdrawal produced with my name upon it. The writing on the envelope produced in which the book was sent back is not in my handwriting. I had the book in my possession on May 9. It was in my coat pocket which I hung up in the bedroom when I returned about half-past four. Prisoner came in about 10 minutes afterwards and I left him in the bed-room when I went downstairs. I missed my book about half an hour afterwards. Prisoner was due back in the bar about five o'clock. He did not come back. I did not see him go out, and when I went upstairs I did not find my book. I did not see him again until he was under arrest some days afterwards. I picked him out at the station from a lot of other men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070624-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070624-name-54" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-54" type="surname" value="KOURINSKI"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-54" type="given" value="JOSEPHINE LINA"/>JOSEPHINE LINA KOURINSKI</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the post office in Finsbury Square. The Savings Bank book produced was handed to me on May 9 by a man for £1 to be withdrawn on demand, some time between 12.40 and 1.10 p.m. and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., which are the hours I was on duty. I do not identify prisoner. I handed to the man the withdrawal form produced and he signed it in my pre
<lb/>sence. The book was left with me to be forwarded to the General Post Office and, according to the usual practice, the person leaving in was required to address an envelope with the place to which he wished it to be returned. I cannot say if the envelope produced is the envelope the man signed. The address on the envelope is "Francis Ernest Godinge, 62, Springfield Road, South Tottenham." The envelope was returned marked, "Not known." The address is the same as in the book.</p>
<p>Police constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ROBERTS</hi>, 13 A Division, attached to the Post Office. I saw prisoner on May 22 at 134, Offord Road at about 9.30 p.m. He was lodging there. I told him I was making inquiries about a Savings Bank book. He was occupying the front room on the first floor and Emblin, the prosecutor in the last case, occupied the back room adjoining. I told prisoner the book was missed between 4.30 and 5.30 p.m. on May 9 from the "Victoria Hotel." He said he was at home ill that day. I asked him to describe his movements on May 8 and 9. I asked him if he knew anybody of the name of George Hart, and he said, "No." He said also he did not know anyone of the name of Ernest Godinge. I told him what Godinge was and he said he did not know where the hotel was situated. I took him to the Gray's Inn Road Police Station and charged him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19070624-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070624-name-55" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-55" type="surname" value="ALLARD"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-55" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ALLARD</persName> </hi>. 134, Offord Road. I was prisoner's landlady. He first came to the house on April 24. He was accompanied by his wife and stepdaughter and I let him a room at 5s. a week. He paid irregularly. The first week he paid half and the balance on Saturday.</p>
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<p>The following week his wife gave me 1s. 6d. and the prisoner brought me down a shilling on Tuesday, May 7, saying he was going to work on the Wednesday. On that night, May 8, his little girl brought me down 2s. 6d., making 4s. 6d. On Thursday, May 9, pri
<lb/>soner paid me the balance of 6d., and also said he might at well pay me the next Saturday's rent as he had it. Prisoner was not at home on the 8th, nor was his wife, who goes to work every day of her life. He asked me to take in any letters or telegrams coming in the name of Hart. A new bedstead came in on the 10th. Emblin had been with me seven years.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. There was a woman in the house who had occupied the first floor over two years.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-11a-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>. Previous convictions were proved. Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-11a-19070624 t19070624-11a-punishment-12"/>Three years' penal servitude</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BAILEY</hi>, William Charles (26, baker)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t19070624-11b-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>pleaded guilty </rs> to
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<lb/>niously marrying
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-57" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-57" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070624-11b-offence-1 t19070624-name-57"/>Ada Emily Martin</persName>, his wife being then alive.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. G. L. Hardy prosecuted.</p>
<p>Prisoner was married in September, 1902, at Tottenham, and was afterwards separated from his wife. On February 5 in this year he went through a form of marriage with Martin, a domestic servant whom he had seduced.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-11b-19070624 t19070624-11b-punishment-13"/>Three months' hard labour</rs>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<p>(Tuesday, June 25.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070624-12-offence-1 t19070624-name-60"/>Elizabeth Winter</persName> the several sums of 12s. 6d., £3, and £1 6s. 3d., in each case with in
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<p>Mr. Basset Hopkins prosecuted.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK WEST</hi>, C Division. On May 23, at 9.30 p.m on information received, I went with Sergeant Leach and Mr. Winter to Broadbridge's address—90, Rosebery Avenue. I said we were police officers and were making inquiries respecting a number of cheques and postal orders, to the value of over £1,000, which had been stolen from the letter-box of Mr. Heathorn, 51, Warwick Street, Regent Street. I showed prisoner cheque produced for £3, drawn by S. Baker to order of Mr. A. Heathorn, on the Kingsland branch, London and County Bank, dated May 6, 1907. It is endorsed, "Arthur Heathorn," and is stamped by the bank in red ink, "Orders not to pay." I said, "I have reason to believe that you got this</p>
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<p>cheque cashed by Mrs. Winter at a public-house close by." He said, "Stephen Baker, who lives at 2, Gordon Street, City Road, gave it to me to get cashed. Cannot you see it is signed by him?" It is signed "S. Baker." I have found that the prisoner Baker lives at 2, Gordon Street. I then showed Broadbridge cheque for £1 6s. 3d. He said, "I know nothing about that cheque; I have never seen it before." I said, "Mr. Winter states that he cashed it for you." Winter said, "Yes, I did." Prisoner said, "He has made a mistake. I know nothing about it. The only one I cashed is the one Baker gave me. Mrs. Winter saw me about it the other day. I saw Baker this morn
<lb/>ing and told him the cheque had been stopped, and he said he would call this evening and pay her. Baker and me used to work together as private detectives for Inspector Davidson and Inspector Downes, of the City Police." I then told prisoner that I should take him into custody for stealing and receiving a number of letters containing cheques and postal orders to the value of over £1,000. He made no reply. He told me that Baker was working at a place called Fun
<lb/>land, in the Edgware Road. We then took him to that address in a cab. On the way he said, "Baker must be a dirty dog to give me a stolen cheque. I thought it was his own or else I would not have taken it." On arriving at Funland I left him in the cab with Leach and went in and saw Baker." I said, "Is your name Baker?" He said, "Yes." I said, "I am a police sergeant and am making inquiries respecting a number of cheques and postal orders of the value of over £1,000 stolen from the letter-box of 51, Warwick Street, Regent Street, and I have reason to believe that you went with a man named Broadbridge, who is in custody, to a public-house at Islington, kept by Mrs. Winter, where you got one of the cheques cashed." He said, "Me? I have never cashed a cheque in my life. Who told you I had cashed a cheque?" I said, "The prisoner Broadbridge has made a statement that you gave it to him." He said, "He is a liar. He knows where he got it from, and can tell you all about it if he likes I saw him this morning, when he told me he was in trouble over a stolen cheque, and he asked me to lend him the money to pay the landlady. I told him I would, and was going to call at the public-house where he got the cheque cashed and pay her to-night on my way home. I did not think he would do a dirty thing like this after knowing him so long." The prisoners were then taken to Vine Street Police Sta
<lb/>tion in two cabs, I taking Baker and Leach taking Broadbridge. At the station I confronted both prisoners and read to them the statements, which I have given, made by each. Broadbridge said "Yes, what I have said is true. He gave me that cheque, and he knows where it came from. He went with me to get it cashed, as it was signed 'Baker.'" Baker said, "He told me a man named Jimmy gave him the cheque in Holborn, but as it was drawn by S. Baker he asked me to go to the public-house with him to get it cashed in case they should ask whose cheque it was. I am sorry now I let him do that." They were then charged with being concerned together in</p>
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<p>stealing the cheques and made no reply. On the next day, May 24, I saw Broadbridge at Vine Street apart from the other prisoner. He said he wanted to speak to me. I cautioned him. He then said, "A man they call 'Flash Jimmy' gave me the cheque for £1 6s. 3d. and he gave Baker the one for £3. We went to my address, and in the presence of Baker I endorsed them both 'Arthur Heathorn.' I then went to the 'Empress of Russia' and asked the landlady to cash me the cheque for £1 6s. 3d. She did so, and I gave Baker half the money. He went with me when I cashed the cheque for £3. He had £1, 'Flash Jimmy' had £1, and I kept the other." I then confronted them and read that statement to Baker. Baker said, "Yes, that is quite right. I do not know 'Flash Jimmy's' address." On June 1 I saw them at the police court and showed both prisoners cheque pro
<lb/>duced for 12s. 6d., drawn by F. Headland Ward in favour of Heathorn or bearer on the Birkbeck Bank. I said, "This is another cheque Mrs. Winter states she cashed for you. Broadbridge looked at the endorsement and said, "Yes, I endorsed that." Baker said nothing. It is endorsed "Arthur Heathorn."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Broadbridge said he worked for both Downes and Davidson. I do not suggest that Baker drew the cheque for 12s. 6d. Prisoners were detained, pending inquiry, at the station on the night of May 23, and were charged the next day. Baker asked to be put with the other prisoner, but the officer would not allow it The statement with regard to Flash Jimmy was made by Broad-bridge before he saw Baker.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-61" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA BAKER</persName> </hi>, 53, High Street, Kingsland. I keep a restaurant on behalf of my husband, and have his authority to draw cheques. I drew cheque (produced) for £3 in favour of Mr. Heathorn, and posted it to him. I received information and stopped the cheque. It is signed by me, "L. Baker."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I do not know the prisoner at all. I have had transactions with Heathorn for some years. The cheque was sent on commission for a bet.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-62" type="given" value="CHARLES FREDERICK"/>CHARLES FREDERICK SERMON</persName> </hi>, 16, Mead's Road, Wood Green, dealer in jewellery. I drew cheque for £1 6s. 3d., and posted it to Heathorn, 51, Warwick Street, on May 6. On the same day F. Headland Ward, a friend of mine, wrote out cheque (produced) for 12s. 6d., addressed it to Heathorn, 51, Warwick Street, and I posted it with my own letter. It is stamped, "Paid May 10, 1907."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have known Heathorn for some years as a bat
<lb/>ting man, and have had dealings with him. I met Ward in Ludgate Circus and posted the letters in the pillar box at Holborn Circus. The two cheques were in respect of horses which had run—for accounts owing. I have known Ward eight or nine years, and met him fre
<lb/>quently. I do not know his address, but I know where his relations live.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-63" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY SAWYER</persName> </hi>, 273, Scott Ellis Gardens, Grove Road, N.W., post
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<p>at 51, Warwick Street, at about 7.50 a.m., putting them in the letter-box. The door was open, but the letter-box was padlocked and secure.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am the regular postman, for 51, Warwick Street. I have never seen prisoners about there, and have never seen them before.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-64" type="given" value="CLAUD CHARLES"/>CLAUD CHARLES HARMAN</persName> </hi>, 51, Normanton Avenue, Wimbledon. I am manager to Alfred Heathorn, commission agent, 51, Warwick Street, and it is my duty to open correspondence and endorse cheques. On May 7 arrived at the office at about 10 a.m. and found the door of the letter-box had been bent back, the lock forced off, and no letters therein. The handle of a chisel (produced) was inside the box. The three cheques (produced) are not endorsed by me. They are endorsed "Arthur Heathorn." Mr. Heathorn's name is Alfred. I know Heathorn's writing; they are not endorsed by him. From inquiries I have made I gather that other cheques have been stolen besides the three (produced).</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Baker. I gave the amount of the stolen cheques to the police as £1,050, having ascertained it by writing to our clients and learning that cheques to that amount had been sent. Our clients have the counterfoils and have stopped the cheques. We do not accept anything from people we do not know, and they are not likely to send them. I know the amount from the books.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-65" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WINTER</persName> </hi>. I have kept the "Empress of Russia," St. John Street, for 11 years. I have known Broadbridge for about six months as a customer, and he has occasionally asked me to change cheques. On May 7 or 8 he changed cheques with me (produced) for £1 6s. 3d. and 12s. 6d.; I kept them a day or two, and handed them to my accountant.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Broadbridge used to come with a jug for beer, not to drink at the house. I asked him for his address, and he wrote it on the envelope (produced), "60, Rosebery Avenue. I saw him there, and told him the £3 cheque had been stopped. He said he would see Baker about it, and see if he could get the money for the cheque, and he came to see me two or three times about it. I have not received the money. The cheques for £1 6s. 3d. and 2s. 6d. were honoured. I do not know Baker and have never seen him to the best of my recollection.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-66" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WEST</persName> </hi>, recalled. Broadbridge said he never lived at 60, Rosebery Avenue—his proper number was 90. He did live at No. 90.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-67" type="given" value="THOMAS HIGGS"/>THOMAS HIGGS WINTER</persName> </hi>, son of Elisabeth Winter. On May 11 both prisoners came to our public-house. Broadbridge produced cheque for £3, and said, "I want you to change me this cheque." I spoke to my mother, and gave the money to Broadbridge.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I knew Broadbridge lived at 90, Rosebery Avenue, which is round the corner, a few doors off. I should think it strange for a man to steal cheques and pass them at a place where he was known. We should not have changed them for a stranger.</p>
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<p>(Defence)</p>
<p>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SUSAN GOWLAND</hi>, and, 90, Roserbery Avenue. Broadbridge has lived at my house for two years. I can speak very highly of him ever since he has been there. He has borne a good character. I have never known him go out before nine a.m. He has had a little to drink since the other prisoner has been backwards and forwards. He has usually gone out about nine a.m. and returned in an hour or two.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-68" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROADBRIDGE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I have never been out before nine a.m., when I usually go to the library and return. Baker would call for me at about 10 or 11, and I would go out witti him on my way, to work. We used to call at Henekey's, in Holborn, and have half a pint of beer. We there met several times during the past month a man called "Flash Jim"—that is the only name I knew him by. He asked us if we would change a cheque or two for him at the public-houses we used. I said I only used one house where the landlady knew me. He handed us two cheques for 12s. 6d. and £1 6s. 3d. We went to my place. I endorsed them and I changed them with Mrs. Winter, as she has said. The next day "Flash Jim" haded me the £3 cheque, which I presented with Baker to Mrs. Winter, and she changed it as stated.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The only person who knows anything about this matter is Flash Jim. I do not know where he lives—I wish I did. I used to meet him at Henekey's and have a drink with him. We feonld not try to get him because we have been in jail five weeks. Henekey's is a house frequented by betting men. I can read and write, and saw the cheques were made payable to Heathorn. I did not sysk Flash Jim what his other name was or whether his name was Heathorn. I did not ask him to write his name on them. He said, "If you put the name of Heathorn on the back you will find they are all right." I signed a false name without any communca
<lb/>tion with Heathorn. When Weet came to my place he only men
<lb/>tioned about it the cheques he had in his hand. He showed me the £3 one, and said it had been cashed by Mrs. Winter at a public-house close by. I do not remember saying Stephen Baker, who lived at 2, Gordon Street, City Road, gave them me to get cashed. I did say," Cannot you see it is signed by him?" I was in great confusion when West came to me. I said I had not seen the £1 6s. 3d. cheque before. I cannot account for saying that. Baker, Flash Jim, and I divided the proceeds of the cheques.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-69" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE BAKER</persName> </hi>, wife at the prisoner Baker, Baker never got up before nine am., not having to go to work before 12. He generally sent out about half past 10 or 11 a.m. and returned at 11 or 12 p.m.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-70" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN BAKER</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I do not have to go to work before 12 in the day. Broadbridge has been in the habit of meeting be in the City Road, and we would go into Henekey's to have a drink; they give you some biscuits. We got into conversation with a</p>
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<p>man I heard called Jimmy, or Flash Jimmy, and he said he had started a racing commission business for the flat-racing season, and he had to get crossed cheques passed through friends as he had no banking account. He then gave us the two cheques for £1 6s. 3d. and 12s. 6d. I went with Broadbridge to his house. I did not tee him endorse them, and I was not with him when he cashed them. Jimmy gave us 2s. 6d. out of the 12s. 6d. cheque, and we Had 5s. each out of the £1 6s. 3d. After the £3 cheque was cashed Broad
<lb/>bridge came to where I was employed and said Mrs. Winter had been to his house and told him the last cheque was a wrong one. I told him to go and try and find Jim, and after I had left my work at 11.30 p.m. I went round to try and find him. The next morning we went together. Baker was going into Mrs. Winter's telling her we were trying to find the man. Baker was like a madman, and kept saying, "What about my poor mother?"</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When West came to me I was flurried. I think West's account of what I said is right.</p>
<p>Broadbridge further stated that it was the first time he had ever been in trouble. When he had the cheque given him he had had some drink, and he would not have dealt with them if he had thought they were stolen.</p>
<p>Verdict, both prisoners,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070624-13-offence-1 t19070624-name-73"/>John Carter</persName>, well knowing them the same in each case to have been stolen.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LUMLEY SMITH</hi>.</p>
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<p>Mr. Bodkin prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi>, Usher at Clerkenwell Police Court, deposed to administering the oath to prisoner when he was charged at that Court in April and to the fact that the Magistrate cautioned prisoner as to committing perjury.</p>
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<p>week. I have lived with Hall. I contradict the evidence. I have never allowed couplet to use my rooms. So far as my knowledge goes, Hall has not allowed couples to use my rooms. Couples have applied for admission, but I have not admitted them. I was there on Tuesday when a female and a man came to the door, but I shoved them away. The police came up and they went away. I denied to the Inspector that I had taken Is. 6d. for the room. I hoard what the constable said at the police station. I said it is a lie. (Cross-exa
<lb/>mined.) I live with Mrs. Mould; she took these rooms. I never received notice for not paying rent. Someone complained to the land
<lb/>lord." Prisoner was sentenced to three months' hard labour for keeping a brothel, or assisting in the management of one. I believe the girl, Ellen Hall, was bound over in £10.</p>
<p>Sergeant Fkidikick Fuller, G 7. I kept watch on the premises, 17, White Lion Street, Islington, from March 26 to April 1, and saw couples using the house each night—39 altogether. (Witness gave other instances of the house being used as a brothel.) When prisoner was seen by me and Inspector Briggs on April 3 he said he had tried to keep the people out of the house. Prisoner and Ellen Hall were taken into custody. On the way to the cells prisoner shouted to the woman, "We shall have to be careful now or we shall get in the wrong box; not a word." Later on the tame night I arrested two men and a woman for breaking into 17, White Lion Street. Prisoner was confronted with these people, and the woman said to prisoner, You I now me, Alec, I have been using your rooms for the last six weeks, paying 2s. a night." Prisoner made no reply. This woman was one that had a disturbance at prisoner's place on March 26.</p>
<p>Police-constable G 179. I watched 17, White Lion Street with Sergeant Fuller, and corroborate him as to the number of people teen going in. Prisoner and Hall let them in. Prisoner was there every night during our observations. I could not say who had the money that was taken from these people. The door was generally tiar; if it was not they knocked and the woman Hall came to open it. Then the prisoner would come down and wait at the gate. Sometimes prisoner would go to the public-house.</p>
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<p>To Prisoner. You used to go to Covent Garden or Spitalfields sometimes. Before this brothel was kept you used to work in the daytime. You used to take me with you. You used to sell winklea and shrimps on Sundays. You had the brothel for three weeks, starting on March 26. You were persuaded to keep this place by the man upstairs, when you found you were getting into trouble. You were threatened by a woman's husband for not letting her use the room. You tried to stop other women coming in as well. When you were threatened you said you would go to the police station and tell them about it. You said you were not going to prison for keeping this place; that you could get your living without this. One night some people came up when you were going to bed; they forced the door, and when one man was knocking another about you inter
<lb/>fered and got knocked about, breaking a table, and you had your brown boots stolen. (To the Jury.) I started this business by pri
<lb/>soner's direction. You were told to keep the brothel by some other man. You told me to kiss the Bonk at the police court. The soli
<lb/>citor asked if you wanted to go in the witnes box and you said "Yes." When you told a lie in the box it was about me; you did not tell a lie about yourself. You did not tell me to tell a lie so us to hield yourself; it was to help me. You told me to blame it all on to you when we were in the van.</p>
<p>Re-examined. Prisoner did not tell people not to come in while I was taking the money from them.</p>
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<p>Alec." Prisoner made no reply. At the police court on April 4 I heard prisoner give evidence and heard the magistrate caution him twice during his evidence; also before he began. (Witness gave evi
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<p>Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate. I have not decoyed the girl away. I told a lie in the witness-box. I did not know it was perjury. I did not know I was committing another crime at all. I told a lie on purpose to try and keep Hall from going to prison. I never knew nothing about prostitution or brothel-keeping at all. I courted Ellen Hall, who has been a prostitute; her mother was a prostitute, and is still. I never knew about this till she charged my brother with committing rape on her. I never knew nothing about the brothel in White Lion Street till she mentioned about it."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<p>To Prisoner. You always worked before you got mixed up with this party what has got you into allth trouble, or you got her into trouble, I don't know which way it is.</p>
<p>To the Judge. Prisoner used 'to go to Covent Garden and buy flowers with the female; they worked together. He used to borrow money off me to go to Covent Garden.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It was about Christmas when prisoner told me about his starting something not so easy to stop. I was not very friendly with prisoner. He has not been the same man since he dived off a bridge into the river once—it was about five years ago.</p>
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<p>Prisoner made a statement from the dock embodying what he said, in his previous statement. He said he would not have wanted to go in the box if the solicitor had not told him to. He had worked bard for his living since he was 13.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE MR</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">JUSTICE DARLING</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, June 26.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Sir Charles Mathewe and Mr. Bodkin prosecuted; Mr. George Elliott appeared for prisoner.</p>
<p>Prisoner, who was admitted a solicitor in 1878, latterly practised as Johnson and Dowding, in Finibury Square. The Messrs. Ody held as trustees some public-house property at Twickenham, in re
<lb/>spect of the sale of which the money was plaid to prisoner. He was adjudicated a bankrupt in May of this year. There was no allega
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<p>Mr. Beaumont Morice prosecuted.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER HART</hi>, 403 P. At quarter-past 12 on the night of June 11 I was in St. George's Road, Camberwell. My at
<lb/>tention was drawn to a woman standing in a doorway (Mrs. Whitfield), whose face was smothered in blood. While I was speaking to her up came her son (prisoner, William Whitfield). I told him I should take him into custody on the charge of doing grievous bodily harm to His mother. In the back yard I found the hammer produced. Pri
<lb/>soner said, "I went out to the back to quiet the dog, when my mother came out. I heard her shout. Then I ran out after the other man." I took him to the station, where he was detained.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWARD BADCOCK</hi>, P Division. At 1.45 a.m., on June 12, I found prisoner Whit-field detained at Peckham Police Station. I told him I was a police-inspector and that he would be charged with being concerned with others in causing grievous bodily harm to his mother by striking her on the head with a hammer. He made the following statement, which was taken down in writing and signed by him: "My mother is always jawing me, so I was going to run away with my mate, Jim Stanley. We agreed to go into my home at half-past 11, break open the safe, which is upstairs in my mother's bedroom, take the money out of it, and run away. We said we would do this two or three days ago. Last night I met Jim Stanley about five o'clock round at his house and spoke to him about it. I waited at his house till eight, and then he went with me for a walk. In Abbey Street we met a chap—one of his pals. My mate told him what we were going to do, and he said" he would come. We all weat to our back garden. I knocked at our side gate and my mother I let me in. I went out into the yard and undone the garden gate and I let them in. The dog started barking, and I tried to calm him. While I was doing that my mother came down into the yard. I was standing by the dog; they were at the other end. My mother asked what was the matter. I said, Nothing.' She went down the yard to them. As she came up the yard they came out. I heard a blow. She screamed and fell down. They ran away out of the garden gate. I looked at her. She was lying on the ground with blood on her face. I ran away. I came back about 10 minutes afterwards. My mother said, 'My boy knows all about it' and the policeman took me. We were going to break the safe with a jemmy which is kept in Dad's tool box. Jim Stanley said he would tie a handkerchief over her mouth. My father is on the railway, and did not come home until one o'clock. I make this statement of my own free will and without promise or threat." I made inquiries and, accompanied by Detective Howard', I went to 5, Perseverance Street, "Bennondsey, where I saw prisoner Stanley. I told him I should arrest him for being concerned with Whitfield and another in committing burglary at 160, St. George's Road, Caniberwell, and causing grievous bodily faarm. I subsequently went with Stanley to Barnaul's home and knocked. Barham came to the door. Barham was told the charge and replied, "I thought as much." They were subsequently charged and made no reply.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS HOWARD</hi>. P Division, also gave evidence of the arrest of Barham. On the way to the police station Barham said, "I knew they were going to get some money, but I did not think they was going to hit the old woman with the hammer. I waited at the corner, When the dog barked. I thought they were outing' it, it was making such a row. I thought it would wake the street, so I ran away. Jim Stanley came and fetched me last night, and said he had got a job for me." Barham, when charged at the station, made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-114" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WHITFIELD</persName> </hi>, wife of James Whitfield, 160, St. George's Road, Camberwell. I am a tobacconist. I do not keep more than £5 in the house as a rule. What money we have we keep in an iron box in our bedroom. My son William lives with me. He U 16. He knows where I keep the iron box. On June 11, at about half-past 11 at night, I let him in at the side door. He came into the shop parlour, and then went straight through into the back garden. He came back again to the shop parlour, looked round, and then went out again. As soon as he got out the dog began to bark, and, thinking there was something wrong, I went out and found he was holding the dog. I asked him what he was holding the dog for, and he said to pacify him. I told him there was no need for that, be
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<lb/>way, and does not come home till one o'clock. The girl went home about 20 past 10. My son would know that I was alone in the house.</p>
<p>To Barham. I am certain my son was not one of those holding me. He was standing behind with the dog. I did not hear Stanley go to the gate and call for help.</p>
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<p>of the shop into Camden Road North. Barham stopped at the corner und told me not to lose sight of his two companions. Mrs. Whitfield came to the window when I came back. She was in a critical state, and her face was smothered with blood. I heard her say, "My son knows all about it." Whitfield came back afterwards. At the police court I picked out Stanley and Whitfield from about a dozen men.</p>
<p>Mr. Beaumont Morice said that Stanley having volunteered to give evidence he proposed to put him into the box.</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Darling said he did not think be could allow that.</p>
<p>Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERNEST HENRY DRAKE</hi>, surgeon, St. George's Road, Camber
<lb/>well. A little after half past 11 on the night of June 11 I was called to Mrs. Whilneld's house. I found her suffering from an injury to her head, and her face and hands were covered with blood. On examination I found a punctured wound on her forehead a little to the right of the medial line and close to the hair. It was not a straight wound, but curved. The constable handed me a hammer like the one I see here. I placed the hammer on the wound and it exactly fitted the curvature of the wound, which was slantwise, not full, and half-moon shaped. There were wet bloodstains on the handle of the hammer. She was also, of course, suffering from shock and loss of blood. I dressed the wound and have been attending her since. It was a dangerous wound and might have caused death. The skull was not fraciured, but it would not have taken much more to fracture it. There is danger of erysipelas in cases of this kind, but that danger is now passed. Erysipelas often leads to death.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<p>a man asked me to have a cup of coffee, and at about quarter past 12 Stanley came up and said, "I have shoved her out." He went home and I went home, and I did not see tall next morning what had occurred.</p>
<p>Cross-examined: I did not hear a woman scream. I heard the dog barking. The witness did not see me go into the yard as he states. I have known Stanley a good many yean. I do not know mach good of him. I know that he had just come out of prison. I represent myself as an honest, respectable man. I cannot tell why Stanley should select me to help in committing a burglary. I thought he Was going to take me to the Cattle Market the next morn
<lb/>ing. I have a wife and two children, and am out of work. When Stanley told me what he was going to do, which was not until I got to the shop, I told him I would not have anything to do with it at all. I am a riverside labourer and get a day's work where I can.</p>
<p>Verdict, Barham and Whitneld,
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<p>Prisoners were then tried in respect of the indictment for burglary, the evidence being identical, and were found
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<p>Inspector Badcock said Stanley bore a very bad character. He did not know that he had ever worked at his trade as a blacksmith.</p>
<p>Sentences: Stanley,
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<p>To Mr. Justice Darling. The father of the child does not make me any allowance at present, but he is going to. I have not taken out a summons against him. We are going to be married to-morrow.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<p>Mr. Drummond said his lordship would be glad to hear that a number of persons, the police in the first place, the court missionary at Marylebone, and Mr. Scott-France, of this Court, were interesting themselves in behalf of the mother and child to relieve her necessities and provide for her future. She was to be married, though that might or might not be of advantage to her.</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Darling said he was glad to hear this, but there were a great many people equally poor who had not the advantage of so much publicity, and did not get so much done for them.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070624-26-offence-1 t19070624-name-130"/>Theodore Schlatter</persName>, did fraudulently convert the same to his own use and benefit.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-131" type="given" value="THEODORE"/>THEODORE SCHLATTER</persName> </hi>, 18, Praed Street, Paddington, greengrocer. Prisoner came to my shop and sold me flowers two or three times. Some time afterwards he said he could procure things cheap from the market, and offered to buy goods cheap for me on commission. I entrusted him with Various small sums, and he brought the goods back. On May 30, 1907, he said he could get goods cheap under the hammer, and asked me to entrust him with £15. I said that was too much, and entrusted him with £10 to do the beat he could. This was Thursday afternoon, and he ought to have come back in two or three hours. He came on Friday evening, and said he had been to Tilbury Docks and had purchased 50 baskets of cherries at 3s. 3d., and would deliver them the next day. He never returned.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had previously lent prisoner £2£that was a different thing altogether to the £10. He has not paid me the £2. The £2 was for him to buy a few odds and ends at Covent vrarden Market for himself.</p>
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<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-133" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER JAMES</persName> </hi> (prisoner on oath). On Friday, May 31, I bought 30 baskets of cherries at 3s. 3d. a basket and I had to clear them on the Saturday—a pal of mine bought them a it Tilbury Docks. I went out to sell them and it poured with rain on the Saturday alter
<lb/>noon and a lot of them were spoilt; so I had to sell them for what I could get and at night time found I was 30s. out of pocket. I was ashamed to go back and see Mr. Schlatter till I had made the £10 up. I bought a pony, cant, and harness on the Sunday for £2 for the pony, 12s. the harness, and 30s. for the cart, hoping to sell them at a profit. As I was coming back from Kilburn a chap asked if I had a pomy to sell. I said, "Yes"—the one I had in the shafts. He said, "Will you have a chop?" I said, "Yes, I don't mind" and I had a chop with him and took 10s. and another poay for my pony. I put the other pony in harness in the cart and he would not pull the cart, so I led the pony home and left the cart at Kilburn. I sold that pony on Monday for 15s. On the Tuesday I went to Watford Market to try and see what I could buy, and I bought a horse for £4, which I turned into a field to try and get a bit of flesh on him. I went and found he did not look up to much, so I thought I would sell him out of the way and I put him in Watford Market again and he was sold for £2 7s. 6d. Instead of getting the £10 back I have lost aill the lot I want to pay the gentleman back when I get the money. (To the Judge.) I was keeping myself with the Test of the money and the two ponies and my wile and child. I had a pony on hire at 5s. a week. My wife sold the cart while I was in prison.</p>
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<p>Sir Charles Mathews prosecuted.</p>
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<p>came back with me, and Colston and Hatchard went out; Nunn stood inside the door. I had gone into the saloon bar. Shortly afterwards I heard a row outside, went out, and saw two men kneeling on the ground, with a crowd of people about. I then fetched the whistle from inside the house and blew for assistance. I then was called inside and saw no more.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Colston. Prisoners were chucking the forms along roughly and shoving the pewter pots about. They were not served with three pote of beer so far as I know. I refused to serve them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-139" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>P.C. GEORGE CROWHURST</persName> </hi>, 427 V. On Sunday May 12, at 9.45 p.m., I was called to the Essex Arms by Robinson and saw prisoners in the public bar. I asked them to go out quietly. Colston and Hatchard walked out quietly. Nunn got to the door, and I put my hand on his shoulder and asked him not to make any noise, when Hatchard opened the other door and gave me a terrific blow in the face, cutting my Up open. I at once took him into custody. He began to struggle violently, and Nunn gave me a violent blow on the face with his fist, knocking me down. Hatchard fell with me, and was got away from me by the other two. I got on my feet, and someone in the crowd said, "There he goes, governor." There was a very large crowd col
<lb/>lected. I caught Hatchard in Grant Road, Battersea, about 200 yards from the Essex Arms. He commenced to struggle again, and the other two prisoners came along. Colston said, "If you do not let him go I will kick your b—head off." Nunn then struck me on the face and knocked me down. I was still holding Hatchard, and he went down, too, I holding him with my left hand. Nunn then gave me several violent blows in the ribs and face with his fist, Cols
<lb/>ton at the same time kicking me about the head and face, till I lost consciousness. When I came to I found myself in the back room of a paper shop. I was taken to the station, Dr. Kempster saw me, and I was taken home and went to bed. I was eight days in bed. I gave evidence at the police-court on May 21, and then was sent to that Convafescent Home at Brighton for 10 days. I have improved a little in health, but am still very weak; my head is very bad and I have a peculiar pain where I was kicked in the head. I do not know when I can resume duty. I have lost two stone in weight since May 12. I had known all the prisoners by sight before the assault.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It was Hatchard I was holding when I lost con-sciousness. I got to the station about twenty minutes after I was taken to the paper shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-140" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH DRURY</persName> </hi>, 9, Tritton Street, Battersea, laundry worker. On Sunday, May 12, I was outside the Essex Arms, when I saw the potman come back with P.C. Crowhurst. Colston and Hatcard came out of the beerhouse and Nunn was inside. Nunn then came out, followed by Crowhurst. Coteton struck the constable, who fell down, and while on the ground was kicked by Hatchard on the back of the head. Nunn then came through the crowd and hit the con
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<lb/>hurst got up, gave chase, and caught Nunn. There was a straggle and Nunn fell over. The constable went to get him up, and he kicked the constable in the chest, who fell and became unconscious. I did not see Colston or Hatchard there then. We helped to get the cen
<lb/>stable up, and he was taken to a paper shop. There were two men, the boy Betts, and two or three girls there at the time. About half hour after Colston was taken into custody by a constable, who said to me in his hearing, "Is this the man who kicked the policeman?" I said "Yes."</p>
<p>To Colston. You kicked the constable as well after he fell down outside the public-house.</p>
<p>To Hatchard. I did not see the policeman have hold of you.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-141" type="given" value="FELIX CHARLES"/>FELIX CHARLES KEMPSTER</persName> </hi>, Divisional Surgeon, Battertea. On Sunday, May 12, at 11.5 p.m., I examined Crowhurst at Lavender Hill Station. He was then recovering from the effects of severe concus
<lb/>lion of the brain. His head was bruised in many places, especially on the right side, where there was a large blood swelling the size of a hen's egg showing that considerable violence had been used. The wounds were consistent with kicking. There was a large bruised wound at the point of the chin, splitting the skin, and also bruising on the right side of the jaw; his teeth were loosened and his mouth was bleeding. He had a large bruise on the right arm, another on the chest; both shins were bruised. He was casting up blood. I sounded his chest with a proper instrument for listening to the chest, and found that a small vessel in the lungs had burst, and the hemor
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<p>Detective-sergeant
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<lb/>law, Colston, last night. I do not know anything about kicking." I had not then said anything about kicking. He wtas taken to the station and formally charged. He replied, "I do not know where the kicking comes in."</p>
<p>Detective
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<lb/>nesses—Ethel Drury, Robinson, and Frederick Betts.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-144" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY COLSTON</persName> </hi>, mother of the prisoner Colston. On behalf of my son I hope you will be as lenient as you can. He has been two months at the infirmary. He has been a good son to me and never gave me a cross word. Nunn is my son-in-law. He has been in the army, and his record shows that he was discharged in January, 1906, with a good character and as a sober man.</p>
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<p>Hatchard confessed to having been convicted on May 16, 1904, of robbery with violence, receiving 15 months' hard labour. He had also received three months' for stealing. Colston had had three summary convictions for stealing. Nunn had been charged and ac
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<p>Sentence, Nunn,
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<p>The Common-Serjeant said the conduct of the boy
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<p>Mr. R. D. Muir, Mr. Arthur Gill, and Mr. Oddy prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-152" type="given" value="FREDERICK GEORGE"/>FREDERICK GEORGE FRAYLING</persName> </hi>, senior first-clsto clerk to the Solicitor to the Treasury. I produce fiats of the Attorney-General authorizing proceedings against the prisoner in relation to the trusts as regards Simmons and Antill, office copies of deed of assignment for the benefit of the creditors from Arthur Simmons to Herbert Carson
<lb/>Goad, registered in the Bill of Sale Department of the Royal Courts of Justice, January 20, 1906, together with affidavit of Arthur Sim
<lb/>mons and schedule of creditors; also deed of arrangement registered August 29, 1906, were produced and read.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-153" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SIMMONS</persName> </hi>, Hythe Park Road, Eastbourne. I formerly carried on business as a cabinet maker at 30, Bridge Street, Abing
<lb/>don. In January, 1906, I was in pecuniary difficulty and the High Bailiff was in possession on a judgment of £50, when I received a letter signed "H. Curzon-Goad," saying that he had seen I was in diffi
<lb/>culties, and offering to help me by lending me £100 at 10 per cen</p>
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<p>interest. I answered the letter and the prisoner subsequently called. I paid him £2 10s. for his expenses to go to the north to see a client who would lend the money. Three days afterwards prisoner came back and said that he could not get the money, but he had brought a deed of assignment; that the only way he could see out of the diffi
<lb/>culty was that I should execute a deed of assignment and he would undertake to pay the Sheriff out. The deed produced, I believe, bears my signature, but I have no recollection of its contents. I do not remember prisoner producing it before the magistrate. I remember executing a deed of assignment. Prisoner then took possession of my stock, furniture, books, and documents. I gave him a list of book debts owing to me. I had some freehold property mortgaged through Mr. D'Almaine, solicitor. Prisoner gave me a pound or two from time to time—about £10 or £12 in all—it may have been more. I was with him when he cashed a, cheque for £25; he gave me £5; I did not know the cheque was made payable to me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I believe the endorsement to cheque for £25 and receipt for £25 of February 20, 1906, are signed by me. I did not have the money. Receipt of January 23 for £10 I believe is signed by me. I do not recollect having the money it was paid on ac
<lb/>count of the expenses I believe, and I never had £10 at one time. I know there was money owing to my daughter for housekeeping. Letter produced is in her writing, and the receipt of March 9 for £5 5s. 10d. looks like her writing. I do not know whether she was in communication with prisoner. She was my housekeeper. I had not paid her for half year; there was £7 10s. due to her. I knew she had one cheque from prisoner. Cheque for £4 9s. 10d. I believe bears my daughter's writing. Receipt for 50s. and letter of February 5 I think is my son's writing; he worked for me. Cheque of Feb
<lb/>ruary 23 I think bears my endorsement. The business went on for about three weeks after the assignment. I had not paid wages for more than that time. I and my son used to work in the business, and the accounts speak of wages to myself and wages to my son.</p>
<p>(Thursday, June 27.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-154" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SIMMONS</persName> </hi>, further Cross-examined. Letter of December 9, acknowledging receipt of £1, was written by me to the prisoner. Receipt of December 19 for 5s. is mine. I went to Eastbourne in February, 1906. I had £5 5s. 10d. in April for wages due to me before leaving Abingdon. List of creditors produced is written by me, showing a total of £111 7s. 6d. and £550 on mortgage. I wrote that on January 16. I told prisoner that was all I could think of at the time. I swore an affidavit. Prisoner negotiated with the execution creditor, who accepted a composition of 10s. in the £ and costs, and the sheriff went out. I do not know if the amount paid was £34 18s. 11d. By that payment my unsecured liabilities were reduced to £61 7s. 6d., apart from the mortgage. The property was</p>
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<p>worth more than the mortgage debt of £550. Prisoner ordered the sale of my property, stock, and furniture—he managed the sale. When I made my affidavit returning my creditors' interest in my estate £61 7s. 6d., I could not think of any more at the time. I owed Kirkwood, money-lender, trading as the Provincial Union Bank, something; I do not know if the amount was £45; I know I paid him a good deal of money. I do not know if he has been paid; he has not applied to me since. I owed Botterell, ironmonger, money; there was a contract account; I do not know if the balance due from me was £22 9s. 5d. There was an account owing to J.E. Toser and Sons. I do not know if it was £6 4s. 1d. I did not understand that £750 was put in my affidavit as the value of my assets in order to show a balance of £200 over my liabilities. I knew there his pro
<lb/>perty enough to pay everybody. I should think prisoner prepared the list of creditors from the list in my writing. He asked me to put down all I could think of, which I did; those in the affidavit were all I could think of at the time. I went to Oxford to swear the affidavit. I do not know if I owed Tomes £2 lls. 6d., Whittam and Co., £1 1s. 6d., or A.T. Morse £1 12s. 2d. I owed Fowler and Co., 1 Reading, £7 13s. I owed a balance to C.M. Stroud; I do not know it was £6 lls. 2d. I owed Simpson and Sons about £6; J.R. Stevens, £3 5s.; the Abingdon Gas Company, 10s. 11d.; C.J. Burr and Sons, possibly, £14 10s. 10d.; G. Lake and Co., possibly, £12 15s. 7d. I may have owed Coxeter and Andrews £4 13s. 6d. I owed F. Donkin £8 8s. I may have owed Drew £21 12s. 6d.—I say in my affidavit £5 9s. 6d. I may owe Foster Dennis £1 0s. 10d.; J.D. Godfrey, £1 10s.; W. Enoch, £4 7s. 6d.; Thomas Enoch, £25 14s.; Harris and Matthews, £6 3s. 2d.; Hedderley Bros., £9 12s. 6d.; R.J. Johnson and Co., £21 5s. 3d.; King, Adkin, and Bowen, £4 4s. 6d. I had a table from Mrs. Verney is 30s., but she had it out in carpets. I owed Matthews 12s.; W. Beale, £29 8s. 1 1/2 d.; Otney, possibly, £12 13s. 3d.; W.J. Phillips, £2 2s. 4d. I do not recollecte Whitwell, £4 17s. 8d. I owed Lewington £3 for rent. I owed Gillet and Co., bankers, Abington, £165 8s. 11d., but they had my life insurance policy—they let me draw up to the surrender value. The policy was for £200, with bonuses about £280. I did not put that debt in the affidavit. I owed rates and taxes, £10 12s. 2d. I owed Mrs. Smith £5. I did not think of these debts; prisoner told me to put down what I could think of, and I did. The few creditors I put in my affidavit were all I could think of at the time. I may have written the list in my shop. I did not state that the bank had a second charge on my property. I thought the policy secured them. I told prisoner that after satisfying Pemberton, the mortgagee, the balance of the freehold property belonged to me. I may have said that the balance of my property was sufficient to pay all my creditors in full, and, therefore, if he got people to take 10b. in the £ there would be some
<lb/>thing left for me. I had the stock, book debts, and furniture, besides</p>
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<p>the freehold property. It was not on the faith of the list I gave pri
<lb/>soner that he paid me money—he knew of some of the further debts before I left Abingdon. I gave him £7 or £8 of ready money; he had altogether about £15 before the deed to pay the expenses—I am not quite certain about before the deed. I think the sheriff had been in possession once before. On January 12 I signed a letter to pri
<lb/>soner: "I hereby authorise you to act as my accountant and agent, and provided you are successful in getting the sheriff withdrawn in re Rowland and Burgess and myself I agree to employ you as trustee under a deed of assignment, and to empower you to pay out of my estate under such assignment a sum sufficient to pay the said execu
<lb/>tion creditors their debt in full and costs." I did not understand what I was signing. I did not understand that the effect of that was that prisoner was to realise my estate. The deed was not signed till January 16, and in the four days intervening I believe prisoner was negotiating with the execution creditor. He told me so, and the sheriff went out. He promised to lend me £100. There is nothing about that in the letter, but that is how he was going to pay him out at first. I did not understand he was going to get a deed of assignment until he came back from the North of England. I did not want the business sold by order of the sheriff; I was going to manage without a sale. The sheriff had seized everything—he was in possession of everything when I signed the letter of January 12, and he was paid out after the execution of the deed. On January 15 I wrote to prisoner: "I had them" (the sheriff) "in to-day to take an inventory. I was so in hopes you could have prevented that. He said that he had not heard from Bartlett, and he expects to sell about Wednesday. What is to be done? Let me hear from you." Bartlett is the solicitor of Rowland, the exe
<lb/>cution creditor. If the sheriff had sold he would have paid 20s. in the £ and coats, probably £80. Prisoner told me he had induced them to accept £34 18s. 11d. I believe that was the reason why I allowed Sully to sell instead of the sheriff—by prisoner's ad
<lb/>vice; he thought it was better for me. I should think that was the real inducement for my giving prisoner the deed; he advised me that that would be the best. Prisoner went to the auctioneer first, I think, and came back to me and said Sully refused to advance any money until the deed was signed. Sully advanced the money to pay out the judgment creditor when the deed was signed; he sent the cheque to the sheriff. I signed the deed in order to prevent the sheriff selling at a forced sale all my property. When I gave the deed I did not represent that my assets would show 70s. in the £. I do not know that prisoners father paid £35 on the purchase of a lodging-house for me. I reckoned, by selling the property, stock and furniture, to pay everything I owed. I gave £600 or £650 for the freehold property. It was sold by Sully and fetched £650. I entered into a contract to purchase a house. I do not know about purchasing. What money we did not get the prisoner was going to</p>
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<p>find, I understood. Agreement of January 23, 1906, produced be
<lb/>tween Simmons and Frederick Afford, to purchase the goodwill, furniture, plate, linen, and effects of the boarding-house, 13, Temple
<lb/>ton Place, for £700, £300 to be paid on possession and £400 by quarterly instalments of £20, is signed by me. I met Frederick Afford, but I was not aware he was the prisoner's father. I had seen the boarding-house and agreed to purchase it. What money could not be found the prisoner was going to get for me—to borrow it or advance it. I thought we should have a little left from the sale—I did not think we should have £700—or £400—or £300. Letter pro
<lb/>duced was written by me to prisoner before I left Abingdon: "Re 13, Templeton Place. I thank you for paying on my account the sum of £35, as per your letter of 29th inst., by way of deposit on the purchase of this house, and I hereby undertake to reimburse you and authorise you to reimburse yourself out of my estate." I think I afterwards sent £7 10s. to prisoner to partly repay it. Probably the prisoner would not have paid that money hid I not sworn an untrue affidavit. Prisoner forced me to do it. I am in the furniture trade. I saw the house of 26 rooms, the furniture, etc., and agreed to give £700 for it. I never paid any sum of money after the deposit. Pri
<lb/>soner sent me Sully's account of the sale. He complained of Sully's charges. Sully sold the freehold, stock in trade, and furniture. It realised something over £1,000, I believe, without the book debts. I have not seen account produced showing that the whole of the pro
<lb/>ceeds was £1,080 10s. 3d.—£140 more than Bully's account.</p>
<p>Re-examined. Paterson and Co., Limited, brassfounders, were creditors of mine, possibly for £30 15s. 2d. In January, 1906, I was very ill; I had had four months' illness from inflammation of the heart. The doctor said I should never be fit for business again; that is why I wished it wound up. The list of creditors was the best I could make at the time. I did not tell prisoner those were the only creditors; I did not notice that was stated in the affidavit. I had no benefit from the payment of £35 for 13, Templeton Place, if prisoner paid it to his father. There were bills and two books at Abingdon. I think prisoner had access to them. I do not think he asked for them. The prisoner said I had better take care of the two books, and I have them in court. Prisoner has not told me that he paid any creditors or that he has declared a dividend. I left Abingdon on the day of the sale. I only received £5 of the £25 cheque. Prisoner told me it was to pay his bill for expenses he had to pay. I think there was no arrangement as to paying me, my son, or my daughter wages, or as to what amount prisoner would allow for household expenses. I wrote to him when I wanted a few shillings. I do not know how much my daughter received. I owed my daughter half a year's wages at £15 a year. I signed receipt for £10 on January I had received various small sums and had £2 or £3 to pay railway expenses when leaving Abingdon. Prisoner had furniture value £20 lent of me to his home.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-155" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SULLY</persName> </hi>, 46, Cannon Street, City, auctioneer. Prisoner called on me about January 16, and stated that there would be a sale at Mr. Arthur Simmons's, of Abingdon, but the sheriffs were in possession of the place and would I pay them out. After inspection and seeing the deed of assignment I agreed to find the money, and on January 20 I paid to the sheriff at Reading £34 18s. 11d. On the instructions of the prisoner as trustee, whom I knew as H. Curzon Goad. I sold the property. On January 23 I paid prisoner £10 on his I.O.U., and on February 12 £5 on his I.O.U., and on February 14 £3 by tele
<lb/>graphic money order. The freehold property was sold on February 8 for £650, and the stock, furniture, and effects for £296 3s. 7d. I paid prisoner on February 16 £150 by cheque, and on March 15 £34 16s. 7d. I received £296 3s. 7d. and 10 per cent, deposit on the freehold £650—£65, the balance being paid to the solicitor, making £361 3s. 7d. total amount received by me. The expenses were £70 15s. 11d., and my commission scale charge £33 11s. 2d. That includes the advertising, printing, bill posting, etc. I paid the de
<lb/>fendant in all £248 8s. 6d.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I do not remember Simmons coming to my office, but he may have done. My charges were reasonable, according to the prisoner "a instructions, for special advertising, etc., and vouchers for everything had been handed to him.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19070624-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070624-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-156" type="given" value="HARRY GEORGE WILLIAM"/>HARRY GEORGE WILLIAM D'ALMAINE</persName> </hi>, Abingdon, solicitor. I have acted for Arthur Simmons on two or three occasions. He did not consult me with reference to the assignment to the prisoner. I held the deeds of his freehold property on behalf of the mortagagees. In January, 1906, prisoner called on me with Sully's manager and in
<lb/>formed me of the deed of assignment executed by Simmons to him as trustee, and he instructed me to sell the property, which was done by Sully for £650. There were two mortgages amounting to £500, and there was a second charge to the bank for his overdraft of £167 13s. 8d. The bank also held a policy, which was returned to the in
<lb/>surance office at its surrender value, £116 5s. I paid interest to the bank, £11 9s. 9d. and £3 Is. 10d.; rent, rates, and taxes, £10 12s. 2d., which the prisoner returned to me by cheque on May 3. He also pay me £10 on account of cost, and there is a balance due to me for costs of £31 14s. 7d., which has never been paid. I had nothing to do with preparing the deed of assignment. I was acting on behalf of the mortgagees, and then I considered I was acting for the pri
<lb/>soner in so far as he was mixed up in these sales as trustee. So far as I am aware, no meeting of creditors was called or dividend de
<lb/>clared.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. All the work I have done has been done on pri
<lb/>soner's instructions. My first bill of coats, amounting to £43 4s., was delivered March 9. Then there were further costs incurred, amount
<lb/>ing to £14 16s. 8d., for which thr bill was delivered in September, 1906. There is nothing in it relating to this prosecution. In addi
<lb/>tion 1907 to the £10 I received from prisoner I received the difference of</p>
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<p>the surrender value of the policy and the amount I finally paid to the bank—£18 11s. 4d.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I have had nothing whatever to do with this prose
<lb/>cution.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARTLETT</hi>, manager, Chiswick branch, London City and Midland Bank. I produce certified copy of account of Helen Curzon-Goad, opened January 25, 1906, and continued to January 31, 1907, when there was an over draft of £23 2s. 1d.; also pass-book and extracts from the waste-book of the bank showing cheques of Sully paid in: January 25, £10; February 17, £150. Cheques drawn: February 24, Strutton and Co., £1; February 26, Water Board, £1; February 27, Afford, £12 10s. On March 15 the balance was £101 5s. 3d., and on March 16 Sully's cheque, £34 16s. 7d., was paid in. On August 21 everything had been drawn out, except 13s. 2d. The cheques drawn in favour of Simmons amount to £55 10s. 10d., the last being on Sep
<lb/>tember 1, 10s. The majority of the cheques to Simmons are for £1; there are two for 10s., one for 30s., one for 16s., and one for £2 10s. The amount of the cheques drawn payable to Curzon-Goad down to September 5 is £117 10s. 1d., mainly drawn in very small cheques. During the same period there are cheques to Afford amounting to £70 19s. 6d.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I knew prisoner's wife as our customer. The credit balance on March 27 was £256 8s. 2d.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-157" type="given" value="JOHN ROBERT"/>JOHN ROBERT ASHBY</persName> </hi>, 60, Wilton Road, Muswell Hill, manager to Paterson and Co., Paul Street, Finsbury, wholesale upholsterers. In January, 1906, Simmons owed my firm £30 15s. 2d. On January 20, February 3 and 26, and March 28 we received letters from prisoner requesting us to assent to, the deed of assignment and promising a divi
<lb/>dend. We have received no dividend.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. We always declined to assent to the deed. I do not know that our solicitor applied direct to Simmons. Letter of March 28 produced appears to come from our solicitors. We did not assent to the deed and we got nothing.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-158" type="surname" value="GERRING"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-158" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER GERRING</persName> </hi>, tailor, Abingdon. Simmons owed me £11 2s. 2d. He told me that he had assigned all his property to prisoner and I applied to him for payment. I did not assent to the deed and I got nothing.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Simmons told me there would be enough money to pay all creditors in full. There would have been if you had been honest. I do not remember whether I refused to assent to the deed.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-159" type="surname" value="TOSER"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-159" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TOSER</persName> </hi>, 14, Dove Lane, City, warehouseman. Simmons owed me £6 4s. 1d. I found his place at Abingdon shut up, and after in
<lb/>quiry wrote to the prisoner and asked why the creditors were not called together, and informed of the position and of the estate. I re
<lb/>ceived form of assent produced and signed it. I received a letter of September 12 from prisoner promising a dividend within 14 days, but have received nothing.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I do not know if my name is on the list of creditors supplied by Simmons.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-160" type="given" value="EDWARD THOMAS"/>EDWARD THOMAS SPELLOR</persName> </hi>, ledger clerk to John H. Fuller and Co., oil and colour merchants. In January, 1906, Simmons owed my firm £17 14s. 9d. We tried to obtain payment, but lost sight of him. We have had no communication from the prisoner. We have never assented to the deed.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19070624-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19070624-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-161" type="surname" value="TUCKER"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-161" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK TUCKER</persName> </hi>, clerk to Edwin T. Hatt, solicitor. On July 9 I wrote to prisoner on behalf of J.H. Fuller and Co., and asking him, as trustee, to forward a statement of assets and liabilities. On July 10 I received a reply, enclosing a form of assent and promising on receipt of it signed to forward a cheque for the dividend. On July 11 I again wrote for particulars of the estate. Several letters passed, but I received no such information.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I never assented to the deed.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-162" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-162" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>, accountant and manager to Ridley, Whitley, and Co. My firm is a creditor of Simmons, and having seen a deed of assignment registered, we wrote to prisoner, received form of assent, which we signed on condition that we were paid for goods supplied subsequent to the deed £3 2s., which was done. We have received to payment in respect of the goods supplied before the deed.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-163" type="surname" value="UHDE"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-163" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT UHDE</persName> </hi>, clerk in the Deeds of Arrangement Department Board of Trade. Under the statute dealing with deeds of arrange
<lb/>ment it is required that an account should be furnished in the month of January of each year to the Board of Trade by the trustee, and the Board send a notification at the end of December to each registered trustee. On December 31, 1906, notice was sent to H. Curzon-Goad. No notice was taken of it. An order was made on February 7 and given to the summoning officer to serve personally. He brought it back, and on March 20 it was forwarded by registered post to the prisoner's address, 22, The Avenue, Bedford Park, and returned through the dead letter office, marked "Gone away." I have it here.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The notice has been redelivered at 17, Edgware Road, and returned by the Post Office. It is necessary for the trustee to send an account of all money received and all that is paid. The mortgage money should be included—the whole of the £1,080.</p>
<p>(Friday, June 28.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-164" type="surname" value="ANTILL"/>
<interp inst="t19070624-name-164" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN ANTILL</persName> </hi>, 96, Mount Pleasant Road, Lewisham, builder. In August, 1906, I was carrying on business at 2a, Mono Road, Ber
<lb/>mondsey, 246, High Street, Lewisham, and 134, Southwark Park Road as E. Antill and Son. I was in financial difficulties and ad
<lb/>vertised for a partner with money. Defendant called on me on August 20, and said that he had heard that we were in difficulties and what money did we require? I said about £500 would put me a bit straight for about twelve months, and that I could pay about 10 per</p>
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<p>cent. interest. He said he could arrange that—what security could I give? I told him I had no security further than my surroundings, that all my property was mortgaged. He said, "Is your plant, stock, and such like mortgaged?" I said, "No, that is not mortgaged." He said, "We can arrange that all right"—it was necessary to give him a deed of assignment and that would put the thing straight. I said, "In a case like that I suppose we shall have to consult a solici
<lb/>tor?" He said. "No, there is no occasion to consult a solicitor. You are short of money and that will mean expenses. I am a chartered accountant and it in my business, we are always doing it"; therefore he was equal to a solicitor. He came down to the office the next day and went through the books. I went with him to prepare the deed—to a law stationer's or something, in Oxford Street. It was already written on parchment. That was on' August 22. I stayed outside and he came out with it in his hand, and we went to Mr. Lloyd, a solicitor, in Edgware Road, and I signed the deed. I did not read it nor was it read or explained to me, only Mr. Lloyd said it was the best possible thing I could do. We were in his office more than an hour. Prisoner read out something which I swore before Mr. Lloyd. He did not ask me is I had read it or knew the contents of it to be true. I swore to it being true without knowing the contents. All I knew was that it was something I was giving them as security for the £500 for twelve months at an interest of 10 per cent. I did not take what I was swearing into consideration. After I had done that I came out of the office with Goad and asked him for the money. He said it was too late then—it was about 7 or 8 p.m.—he would see me the next morning. The next day he came to look at the books again, and then he discovered, that we owed more than I had told him. In the first interview he asked what money I owed. I said, "I owe about £600." He said, "What money have you got owing to you?" I said we had got about £800 owing, and that if we got the money in, of course we could pay off the money we received and it would not be necessary to borrow the £500. He said that would be all right. Then, when he came again to examine the books, he said he had dis
<lb/>covered that we owed about £1,200. I do not know if that was correct; I knew nothing at all about it; my son kept the books. Prisoner then said he could not advance the £500. I said, "What is to be done then?" He said, "Oh, we can arrange that all right. I will send round to the creditors a nice letter and make arrangements with them. I can collect the money, and then you will get out of that difficulty all right." He took possession of the works that day—the three shops—and the business went on for about a fortnight. On August 4, Friday, I went to him for the wages and could not get them; he promised to send them on the Saturday. I went to him on Saturday, but could not get them, and I borrowed about £17 10s. from a friend to pay the wages. He promised to give me some money on the following Monday, but did not do so. I think on the following Friday he gave me about £7 10s. in cash. He said he was waiting for</p>
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<p>some cheques from some customers—from my debtors. I had from him altogether about £14 or £15—I am not sure as to the amount. I had a cheque for £10 through my son; 5s. he gave me; I think three sums of 2s.; and half a sovereign. On September 4 he arranged to meet me with the men to pay them, but he did not pay them. I never had the cheque for £5 7s. 6d. on September 6. I got the £10 cheque changed through a friend and paid the men, some 5s. and some 2s. 6d.</p>
<p>In reply to the Judge, Mr. Gill stated that the specific sums which the defendant was charged with converting were £13 9s., £18 8s. 6d., £98 15s., and other sums, a total in all of £145 16s. 4d.</p>
<p>Evidence continued. The men went on working without wages. Prisoner promised to pay them. A bankruptcy petition was then presented against me and my affairs went into bankruptcy.</p>
<p>Mr. Gill proposed to read the deed.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant: You say he did make an assignment; therefore we cannot impeach this deed. The indictment says the bankrupt did assign his goods under this deed. The charge is that the prisoner did not account for the moneys; therefore it is no use saying Antill signed the deed not knowing its content.</p>
<p>Prisoner furnished me with no account of the moneys he collected or the way in which they have been applied. Prisoner took away what books he wanted from the principal office. [The Judge.] Do you know anything about your own books?—A. No.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner might have paid my seven sons £3 3s. on August 25. I should think I paid my sons on that day £5 6s. We had about 40 men at that time. We managed to make up alto
<lb/>gether about £32 on August 25. My sons wages would be about £12, and the men altogether about £50, for the week ending August 26. Mee, a painter, worked for me. I do not know of the receipt 27. produced signed by him for £6 5s. My son may have had money 28. from prisoner. Cheque of September 5, signed H.B. Antill, for 29. £5 7s. 6d. may be endorsed by my son. I do not know if cheque 30. for £7 was paid to my son Sydney. Cheque for £10 bears Ernest 31. Antill's endorsement—that is the £10 I received. I used it for pay
<lb/>ing 32. the men and for expenses, feeding the horses, etc. I owed my 33. sons some back money for wages. I recognise the signature on 34. cheque for £7 10s. as my son's. Receipt for 10s. 3d. is signed by 35. me. Cheque 10s. is signed by my son, H.B. Antill. Cheque for £1 13s. 6d. is signed by Ernest.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant: Already we have enough to negative the count for steal
<lb/>ing £98 15s., and as to the smaller sums, we cannot make a man under this statute guilty of stealing or converting one or two small sums in a general account. Under the statute you munt prove not a general deficiency in an aooount, but that the prisoner converted definite sums to his own use.</p>
<p>Mr. Gill: If we cannot make a case under the count for £98 15s. we cannot under any other.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant: You cannot make that out there is too much money accounted for already. It may be very improper of this man to have done this, but it will not do to use this statute for this purpose.</p>
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<p>The Common-Serjeant pointed out to the prisoner that as an undischarged bankrupt he had no right to be carrying on this busi
<lb/>ness and to be obtaining credit, and that if he persisted in it he would be running the risk of a long term of imprisonment.</p>
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<p>(Wednesday, June 26.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. C.F. Gill, K.C, Mr. Bodkin, and Mr. R.F. Graham-Campbell prosecuted; Mr. R.D. Muir and Mr. Huntly Jenkins defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>P.C. WILLIAM DAVIS</persName> </hi>, 230 E. I was on duty on March 29 in Cross street, Hatton Garden, trying the doors of premises, and found the side door of Baird and Tatlock open. I went in and found the place in disorder; a cupboard and some drawers open. I left the premises and communicated with other officers; afterwards Mr. Allen, of Baird and Tatlock, came.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-168" type="given" value="THOMAS DOWNEY"/>THOMAS DOWNEY ALLEN</persName> </hi>, manager to Baird and Tatlock, Limited, 14, Cross Street, Hatton Garden. We sell, amongst other things, platinum vessels, crucibles, and basins. I left the premises safe at about six in the evening of March 28. In a cupboard in the office were several platinum vessels. I have made a list of these: the value was about £300; the weight about 40 oz. troy. On the 29th I re
<lb/>ceived information from the police, and went to the premises and found this property had been stolen. I heard nothing more till April 22, when I received a visit from Mr. Howard, of Blackmore and Howard, who produced a quantity of scrap platinum, and I formed the opinion at once that it was part of our property. I made a close examination of the platinum and found pieces of the different vessels lost. These latter were almost entirely composed of new platinum.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-169" type="given" value="OWEN LEVESON"/>OWEN LEVESON GOWER</persName> </hi>, buyer to Baird and Tatlock, Limited. I was familiar with the platinum articles which were kept in the cup
<lb/>board of the offices. I have examined the articles in the two boxes produced, and recognise some of them was being the same as those., that were missing. They were all manufactured by Johnson, Matthey, and Co., with the exception of a shimmer crucible and another article.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-170" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB FENIGSTEIN</persName> </hi>, 119, Old Street, gold and silver refiner and silversmith. I have known prisoner about 12 months. I first did business with him about six or seven months ago buying gold bars from him by assay certificate. I also bought silver from him. On April 17 prisoner came to me with some platinum scraps, which I bought off him, giving 90s. an ounce. I put it on the scales and found the parcel was 25 oz. My workman Rosenstein wat at the</p>
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<p>back of the shop, and when I bought the platinum I gave it to him to test, which he did; that was after prisoner had gone. I paid pri
<lb/>soner by cheque. The memo, produced is mine—"April 17, 1907, 24.890 platinum scraps at 90s., £112." The cheque produced was drawn by me. I gave it to prisoner only as security till I had tested the platinum; it was postdated April 19. I endorsed it at the time. On April 19 Wortley came to the shop again, and I asked him for the cheque. He said he had passed it through the bank. He brought another parcel of 23 oz., which I bought, and gave him another post-dated cheque for £105 5s. (memo, produced, "April 19, Wortley, 23.390 platinum scraps at 90s., £105 5s., paid by cheque"). The same workman was present, and also my son, the latter writing out the cheque, and I signed it. My men tested the platinum, and my son took it to Blackmore and Howard. On the next day, Satur
<lb/>day, I heard from them that the platinum was recognised as having been stolen, and I went and stopped the cheque. On the Monday I received further information, and sent a note by my boy to Wort
<lb/>ley; that was about 11 o'clock. I sent another note in the evening Mr. Wortley came round, and I told him about the platinum being recognised as stolen, and that I would make further inquiries. He said nothing, and went away. He came again in the evening, and I told him that I was fully aware the platinum had been stolen, and that I Was going to inform the police that prisoner had sold me the platinum. Prisoner said he would deny it. I went to the police or the 23rd, And again on the 24th, when I identified prisoner.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have several times bought gold bars from Wortley, and always paid by cheque in his name. I have not got the assay certificates; they have been destroyed. (Book produced in which witness marked the entries of the platinum purchase in question.) Both these entries are dated the 19th in the book. My son entered those. I first heard the platinum was stolen on Saturday morning, the 20th, about 11, from Mr. Blackmore. At that time my son would not have made the entries in the book. The entries are made from the loose memoranda produced. My son will explain why they were not entered till the 20th. The memo, was written on the 17th. I said before the magistrate that my son was present at the first transac
<lb/>tion with prisoner, but afterwards corrected it. There is no market price of platinum; it fluctuates so much that we cannot say there is a standard price. The price is now about 80s. per oz. I got 105s. for the platinum in question; I did not know what the price was when I sent my son to sell it. I do not buy gold with an assay certificate. This was the first time I had bought such a large quantity of plati
<lb/>num. It looked like new stuff, but as it was scraps it was difficult to tell exactly; I should say it had been used. (Extracts from witness's book relating to transactions with Woroley were read.) The item of 12s. 2d. was a difference in the reckoning of price, Which was afterwards paid to prisoner. The only previous dealing this year that I had with</p>
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<p>prisoner was the £28 worth of silver. I was not in Wortley's shop this year, nor has he sold me any gold in my shop. (Mr. Bolton was produced in Court.) I know that man. When he was called forward at the police-court I said I did not know him, but afterwards re
<lb/>membered I had seen him before. He once brought me some silver from the Sheffield Smelting Company two or three years before. I do not remember that the magistrate warned me to be careful. Bolton did not come to me on April 18 with a bar of gold and a note from Wortley. (Mr. Suthard was called forward.) I never saw that man in my life before. He never came to my shop with Wortley on April 19. Wortley did not hand me a bar of gold on that day—it was platinum. On that occasion my son came forward with a cheque and give it to prisoner. I do not know that my son offered prisoner any tickets for the Haymarket Theatre. I cannot say whether my son ever has tickets for theatres. I did not tell Wortley on the Satur
<lb/>day that the platinum had been stolen, because I did not know exactly myself. I had only heard a few words from Mr. Blackmore on the telephone, and I had no time to communicate with prisoner. On the Monday morning I heard again from Mr. Blackmore, and at once sent the note to prisoner. When he came round I saw him, and my workman was in the back parlour working; he did not come out. I was surer in the evening, when I saw prisoner a second time, that the stuff had been stolen, as I had been told again by Mr. Black
<lb/>more—that would be between 12 and 1. I sent again for prisoner about half-past five in the evening. The reason of the delay was that my boy was out during that time.</p>
<p>Re-examined. When I saw prisoner at the police station on April 24 he said nothing about the man Bolton; the first I heard of Suthard and Bolton was on May 31. My son keeps the books; he is engaged as a musician in the evenings. When gold or silver is purchased by me I make a memorandum of it. The last occa
<lb/>sion I bought gold from prisoner was December 31 last at 30s. 4d.—total, £73 5s.—that was at my shop. Prisoner has always come by himself when he has sold gold or silver. The transaction be
<lb/>fore that was November 15—a bar of gold; that was at 37s. 4d. an ounce—£115 15s. 1d. altogether.</p>
<p>To Mr. Muir. The note produced is a carbon copy of the second note to Wortley, "Please come round at once." It was an accident that the copy was kept; I gave that to the police when I informed them on April 23. I did not keep a copy of the first note.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">PERCY ATTERSALL</hi>, 266 E, proved a plan of the ground floor of 119, Old Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-171" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB ROSENSTEIN</persName> </hi>. I have worked for Mr. Fenigstein for over two years. On April 17 I was in the workroom at the bench by the window, where I can see into the shop. I saw prisoner when he came. He came by himself. Mr. Fenigstein put the platinum in the scales on the counter. After prisoner had gone Mr. Fenig
<lb/>stein gave me some of the platinum to test, which I did, and re
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<p>it to him. On the 19th I saw Wortley again, when the same thing occurred as before. This time Mr. Fenigstein's son was in the shop. On the Monday morning I saw prisoner again about 10 or 11; and also in the evening, when he waited in my room for about quarter of an hour, as there was a customer in the shop. I did not hear what took place.</p>
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<persName id="t19070624-name-172" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-172" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FENIGSTEIN</persName> </hi>. I am a professional musician. In the day-time I help my father with his books. On April 18 my father gave me some platinum, which I took to Blackmore and Howards, who purchased it for 105s. an ounce. On the 19th I took another parcel of platinum to them and sold it at the same price. This I had seen purchased from Mr. Wortley by my father. There was no one else present then. After the stuff had been weighed I wrote a cheque, which my father signed. On the 22nd I wrote a memo., which was sent round to Wortley.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It was about 12 o'clock on the 18th when I took the parcel to Blackmore and Howard—between 12 and 1. When I got back I only stayed in the shop a few moments. The next time I was at the shop was Friday, the 19th, at two o'clock, and left about quarter to four. I do not remember what I was doing in the shop. I returned again just before five, and stayed a few moments. I was at the shop again about 12 on Saturday, only staying two minutes. (Book produced showing entries relating to 17th, 18th, and 19th April.) These are in my writing; I made them on the Friday after
<lb/>noon immediately I came back from Blackmore and Howards. They were taken from the little papers on which all the business transacted is put. The reason I entered the transaction which took place with Wortley on the 17th under date of the 19th was that it had not really been completed, as my father was not sure whether it was platinum or not, so I thought I had better wait. I think both my father and I added something to the platinum parcel on the 18th; I am not sure. (After being pressed.) I swear that I did it myself, if I am to give a definite reply. I do not know from whom the added platinum had been bought. I have no documents showing from whom it was bought. The papers are generally torn up after the transaction, or they would be thrown away. It was 1 oz. 2 dwt. that was added to the parcel. I will try and find the entries with regard to that. (Wit
<lb/>ness looked in the book for some time.) There is an entry, "Roberts, platinum and gold mixed, 300"; that is almost half an ounce. That is March 15. There is another of 870 on March 9; that is almost an ounce. There are other entries before that. There is no transac
<lb/>tion recorded this year anything like so big as those on the 18th and 19th April. I remember another as big about five or six years ago, but I cannot say with whom. (Mr. Suthard was called into Court) I do not know that man; never seen him before, except at the police court. I may have had tickets for the Haymarket Theatre, but I have never given Mr. Wortley any. We may have spoken about it; but I will swear I said nothing about tickets for the Haymarket Theatre. When</p>
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<p>I took the platinum to Blackmore and Howard the first time I spoke to all three partners; they did not ask me from whom I had got it; they asked me from where, and I said, "From a customer—or cus
<lb/>tomers." On the second occasion I saw Mr. Blackmore; he did not ask me where I got the platinum from. I did tell the partners that I got the stuff from several people; I cannot say when. It probably would be the first occasion.</p>
<p>Re-examined. Platinum is sometimes bought in quite small quan
<lb/>tities. The reason I was not at my father's place on the Wednesday was that I was attending to my professional duties. On the Friday I was free.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-173" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HOWARD</persName> </hi>, of Blackmore and Howard, metallurgists and assayers. We have had a number of dealings with Jacob Fenigstein, extending over three or four years, in gold, platinum, and silver. On April 18 I remember the ton coming with a parcel of platinum which we bought for 105s. per oz.—in all £137 0s. 6d. (Cheque and memo. of transaction produced.) The platinum, with a trifle over an ounce of our own in addition, was sold to the Sheffield Smelting Company for 107s. an oz. I have since seen it at the police court. I examined the platinum with the police, but found nothing I could identify as being suspicious, so it was then sold; that was with regard to the first parcel. In the case of the second parcel, I was not present. We did not directly ask Mr. Fenigstein any question, only by sug
<lb/>gestion.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The profit, 2s. an ounce, on the platinum, was a fair one in our case. When young Fenigstein brought the parcel on the first occasion we said to him something like this, "We sup
<lb/>pose you know where this came from?" The reply was that the greater part came from a jeweller, and the rest from one or two other persons. We were not suspicious, so we did not ask Who the jeweller was. It was more the question of the quantity of the stuff than its quality that made us ask the question. It came out in the conversation that Fenigstein had only got the stuff within a day or two. A profit of 15s. an ounce would be very large for ourselves, but for a retailer it would not be an extreme profit. On a small quantity you would make a bigger profit.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The price of platinum varies enormously. About Christmas the price for scrap platinum would be £6 15s. to £7, and now it is about 80s. One reason for this is said to be the dis
<lb/>turbances in Russia, from which nearly all the platinum is got any own opinion is that the real cause has been the holding up of the supply by certain firms. There are a great many people who deal in it in a small way; very few in a large. Apart from teeth, platinum, is chiefly used by analysts for heating certain substances to a high temperature, for crucibles, etc.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-174" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TAYSWELL</persName> </hi>, of Blackmore and Howard, deposed to buying about 24 ounces of platinum (with a little gold) from Henry Fenig
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<p>day to the Sheffield Smelting Company, from whom he got some information, in consequence of which it was not sold and the cheque to Fenigstein stopped.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was present on the first occasion when young Fenigstein came. I have no recollection of saying anything to him, nor did I hear any conversation. I was simply in and out at the time. I did not ask any question on the second occasion. The price of scrap platinum now is about 92s.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-175" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY CLARK</persName> </hi>, clerk to Sheffield Smelting Company. On April 18 Mr. Howard sold me a parcel of platinum at 107s. an ounce, which was afterwards recognised by me at the police court as very similar, with the addition of about seven ounces, to the platinum we sold to Messrs. Johnson, Matthey and Co., at 110s. per ounce.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. 107s. was about the current price; it had been so for about a week or two. We do not have market lists of the price of platinum. I could not tell you how the prices varied this year.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The price of platinum now is about 80s.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RISDEN</hi>, manager to Johnson, Matthey and Co., Limited, de
<lb/>posed to buying on April 30 about 34 ounces of platinum scrap from the Sheffield Smelting Company, which was afterwards iden
<lb/>tified as being part of vessels manufactured by the firm, and belong
<lb/>ing to Baird and Tatlock. The price of platinum has ranged during the last three or four months from 140 down to 90.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Down to April 18 the lowest price would be about 110s.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-176" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY GOLDSTEIN</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Jacob Fenigstein. I have seen prisoner in my master's shop. On April 22, about 20 to 11, I took a letter to prisoner's place, giving it to a lady—Mrs. Wortley. At half-past five I took another letter, giving it to the same lady. At quarter to seven I saw prisoner at my master's shop. I did not hear any conversation.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had seen prisoner in my master's shop about three times since Christmas. I cannot say how long I was at the shop after I came back from delivering the letter. Mr. Fenigstein asked me on April 22 if I had put any gold bars away; I had not. I did say to the magistrate that Mr. Fenigstein spoke to me "when I was putting them away." I meant the rolls of silver.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-177" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST HUDSON</persName> </hi>, clerk to London and County Bank, Upper Street, Islington, produced a certified copy of the account of prisoner be
<lb/>tween October 2, 1906, and May 10, 1907, showing that prisoner had drawn out between March 27 and April 20 about £800 in coin.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not cash the cheques myself; I got the information from the cashiers book. On April 18 there is a paying-in slip showing cheque £112 on the South-Western Bank, Smithfield, by Fenigstein. There is another slip showing a cheque on same bank, £105 5s., on April 20.</p>
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<p>(Thursday, June 27.)</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERNEST BAXTER</hi>, E Division. On April 24 I went, with Inspector Stockley, to 36, Bowling Green Lane, which is partly fitted up and used as a refinery. There is a plate on the door with Wortley's name and trade upon it. Stockley told prisoner who we were, and asked him if he had had any dealings in platinum, and he replied, "No." Stockley then warned him to be careful, and prisoner repeated his denial. He said he had bought some scrap gold, but had had no dealings in platinum. He said he knew Fenig
<lb/>stein, but that it was not true the latter had bought platinum off him. He handed over a cheque for £105 5s., which he said he had got from Fenigstein for a bar of gold. There had been a dispute about it, he said, and the cheque had been stopped. There was no mention of a cheque for £112. Prisoner produced this book, which is called a ledger. It shows purchases of small quantities of gold, silver, and, on four occasions, platinum. Inspector Stockley asked if it would show any entry in regard to the bar of gold referred to, and prisoner said it had not been entered. There was a police cir
<lb/>cular hanging up in the premises referring to platinum articles, dated April 11. Prisoner was taken to Gray's Inn Road Station, and was told he would be charged with breaking into the warehouse to Baird and Tatlock on or about March 28 and stealing various plati
<lb/>num articles value about £300 and receiving same. He replied, "All right." We were in the house with prisoner about an hour probably. It was some hours later when he was charged. Fenigstein, Rosen
<lb/>stein, and Goldstein were sent for and confronted with prisoner, whom they recognised as having sold the platinum to the former. We found at the premises some £30 or £40 in gold and some cuttings of silver—no platinum. There was some gold in the safe, but we did not deal with it. (Witness went through entries in the book of purchases of platinum this year by prisoner.) The total purchases of all sorts shown from January 1 to April 23 is £100 17s. 10d. That was the only book produced or found.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Fenigstein would have a copy of the police cir
<lb/>culars. I first made notes at prisoner's premises; then they were transferred to another book later on. Prisoner did not say, referring to the bar of gold transaction, "This would not be entered up." My evidence at the police court was not quite accurate—a little correction had to be made after Stockley had informed me where I was wrong. I could not say whether Mr. Suthard was at the police court on the first hearing; he was mere on several occasions. I did not know that he offered himself as bail.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-178" type="given" value="ALBERT JAMES"/>ALBERT JAMES WORTLEY</persName> </hi> (prisoner on oath), 36, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell, goldsmith, refiner, and chainmaker. I have lived at my present address a little over two years, and known Fenigstein</p>
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<p>for the same period. A man named Smith introduced me. I have had about eight transactions with him this year. He frequently called on me to know what I had to sell. I have sold him several bars of gold; about 50 ounces altogether. That would be an average transaction for me. The value of that would be from £80 to £100 or £120. On April 17 I went to Dover Street, Old Kent Road, to see a Mr. Vincent, who owed me some money. We went for a stroll—this was at nine o'clock in the morning—we went to New Cross Gate, and then to "The Marquis of Granby." We parted at the corner of Rye Lane about half-past twelve; and I got home between half-past one and two. I was at home the rest of the day. I was not at Fenigstein's on the 17th. On the 18th Mr. Bolton called on me to see if there was anything for him to do. I said, "Not this morning, but you can go an errand for me." I weighed up a bar of gold, and put it in a piece of brown paper; it was 42 ounces odd, value about £112. I gave it to Bolton with a note. He came back with Fenigstein's cheque (pro
<lb/>duced). I was not at Fenigstein's on the 18th. On the 19th I took a bar of gold to Fenigstein, about half-past two. I saw Mr. Suthard, who lives opposite, standing at his door, and I told him where I was going. He said he was going the same way, so we went together. We both went into Fenigstein's shop. The two Fenigsteins were there. I sold him the gold for £105 5s., after he had tried it; and got a cheque (produced), Young Fenigstein said he would get me some tickets for the Haymarket Theatre. I did not see the boy Goldstein there. After that we went to the "White Hart" at the corner of Bunhill Row, where we saw Mrs. Waller, the wife of the landlord. Mr. Suthard asked her and her husband to come to his place on the Saturday as it was his birthday. She said she would let him know, as her husband was out. On the 22nd (the Monday) I got two messages from Fenigstein. When the first came I was out. When I returned I took no notice of it as I was busy. When the second note came I went round, between 6.30 and seven. Fenig
<lb/>stein said, "I have made a bit of a mistake in that bar of gold I bought off you; it does not seem properly mixed; I shall have to re
<lb/>melt it, and I will assay it; one end seems better than the other. Therefore I shall stop the cheque, so you will have to wait a day or two." I said, "Very well." Baxter's evidence is substantially accu
<lb/>rate. I told him that small items I put in the book with regard to people I do not know, but big items like the ones in question I did not enter. It is not a general thing with dealers. I was arrested at 9.30 in the morning, and charged between five and six in the evening. Between that time a solicitor's clerk called on me and gave me certain advice.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The words on the facia outside my shop are, "Old gold and silver bought; gilt letters, rubbings, and sweeps." My name is on a separate board. (Witness described his business as a refiner.) I sell the bars of gold to refiners, not to dealers. I very</p>
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<p>seldom have a certificate (such as Johnson, Matthey, and Co.'s). If a man does not know you you would have to take an assay. I keep work books, which show the work I do for people, such as shop-keepers—making chains. Some times I alloy my own gold. I do not keep books showing the gold I sell. I do not buy scrap gold out of doors. If I bought anything in the office it would be entered in that book which is produced. I did not think there was any occa
<lb/>sion to make entries of the large quantities of gold I purchased. In regard to the small quantities, they are chiefly from people I do not know. When I buy from dealers that I know I pay cash. I can trace the people again by the salerooms they use. I have not found it useful to be able to trace the articles I have bought to the particular person who sold them. If a police officer was making inquiries about anything I could assist him by producing the man I had purchased from. I kept the gold that I bought in the safe; my wife knew all about it. I buy very little platinum; the book shows all that I have bought; it shows the part which I have worked up and the part I have sold. It does not show to whom I have sold it. I think I have sold 12 or 14 dwts. in that way; I am not sure. I have turned down the pages in the book relating to platinum. I have told the platinum with the exception of one or two little jobs, where I have added per
<lb/>haps a dwt. or something like that, to a job which would be entered there. That book is the work book, though it is headed, "General Expenses Book." (Witness went through several items with Mr. Bodkin relating to platinum.) I might have had some of the plati
<lb/>aum referred to in the book on April 17. In March and April nearly £1,600 was paid into my account, and about £1,526 drawn out in cash. Some of the money paid in was in cheques; from different people for goods sold and work done. The money drawn out was sometimes for melting down to make up work I had on. It is cheaper than melting refined gold, and you can depend on the quality. I do not enter up the stock that I make up. I made up a lot of stock bout Easter time, as trade was quiet, and I have got it at home now—bracelets, guards, ladies' chains, etc. I have no list of my stock. I could not say how many sovereigns I melted down. The reason I drew out 100 sovereigns on Saturday before Easter was to get some work ready against the men coming in, and I might have wanted some for my own use. The £100 drawn out on April 2 may have been because I wanted to alloy some gold, or I may have wanted it for dealing in jewellery. Dealers do not have receipts. I believe I had three bars of gold on April 18 or 19; I had none on the 17th. I had one on the 14th, which I alloyed. After I had it in my fur
<lb/>nace the pot cracked and the stuff went amongst the ashes, and I was two or three days getting it cleaned. I had that assayed by Johnson and Matthey, as I was not sure about it, and sold it to Matthews, Price, and Co. for £106. I should use about 100 sovereigns to make that bar, and perhaps added a little cuttings to it. I should say I sold that on the 16th or 17th. The next bar I had was on the 18th—made from my own cuttings and filings that had accumulated. I did</p>
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<p>not keep a record of how much I melted in order to get that bar of gold. The cuttings and filings would be from work which I had made for other people. You cannot make the filings up again, as the gold is too brittle, so you remelt it and sell it. I have never had a dispute with Fenigstein in my dealings. I think I have only given Fenigstein one assay certificate before; that was the first deal. I cannot say whether I sold a bar of gold to Fenigstein on December 31. I have sold him heaps without a certificate. I remember going to Fenigstein after the assay and saying I had been underpaid and getting 12s. 2d. extra; that was the first deal I had with regard to a bar of gold. I do not think it was in December; it was before then, I think. There may have been two assays, but I think there was only one. I do not think the £188 12s. 3d. paid into my bank on January I included a £73 5s. cheque for the bar of gold. I could not say whether I was paid by cheque. In regard to Arthur Vincent, I had lent him £10, and he was to repay me 10s. a week. I have no entry of it, but he keeps a note of it in a book. When I went to see him on April 17 he paid me 10s. I know it was the 17th because Mr. Vincent put it down in his book; he always shows me the entries when he pays me. A fortnight previous to last Sunday I saw him and told him what trouble I was in, and asked him if he had an entry on the 17th, and he showed it me. I do not know what hour of the day Vincent made the entry. I did not say that he showed me the entry when he paid me the 10s. The reason I did not go myself to Fenigstein with the gold on the next day was that I was busy, and I wanted to put a shilling in Bolton's way. The bar I sold on the 19th was made from a lot of old stock that I could not sell, and the cuttings I had got. There is no difficulty about fixing the price of a bar of gold; you can tell within a very small amount. I have known Suthard over two years. He lives opposite. I told him what business I was going on when I saw him on the 19th; and showed him the gold. I went to the birth
<lb/>day celebration of Mr. Suthard. When I saw Fenigstein on the 22nd, after his note, he said nothing about platinum. On the 19th I did not see anyone but Fenigstein and his son, in their shop. I did not know the two cheques given me by Fenigstein were post-dated; he did not tell me so, and I never examined them to see. I would not swear I told the police officers that big items were never entered in my book. I told them I made entries of small items, for my own safety. They did not ask me about a bar of gold, so I did not tell them; I was told at the police station that the less I had to say the better; Bolton and Suthard were at the police sta
<lb/>tion at every hearing. I do not know whether their names were mentioned when Fenigstein was being cross-examined on May 10. (Witness went through his book and marked certain entries with regard to platinum he had dealt with and sold.) All the platinum I bought this year will not amount to more than an ounce. I sold some to Mr. Smith and Mr. Plucknett.</p>
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<p>Re-examined. The last entry of platinum is in March, 18 grains to Mr. Plucknett, of Poland Street. I could not remember the date I sold to Mr. Smith.</p>
<p>To the Judge. I should not have had any platinum at the end of March. I did not buy any after Good Friday. I generally carry £100 about with me. I have plenty of receipts from people I work for, different shopkeepers who send me orders. (Bundle produced.) I find my own stuff to melt down.</p>
<p>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MERCY WORTLEY</hi>. I have lived with prisoner for ten years and assisted him in his business. I have seen Fenigstein, sen., at our shop about a dozen times this year. I think the last time was at the end of March. Bolton works occasionally for prisoner, helping him with his sweep, mixing it up, etc. I also know Vincent, whom prisoner has lent money to. I remember two notes coming for prisoner on April 22. The first came about 12, prisoner being out; the second came about five in the evening, just before prisoner came in.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I do all sorts of work in the business; sometimes I buy when prisoner is out. I do not enter anything up; I tell prisoner when he comes in. I have never bought platinum. I have seen my husband melting gold and silver. I am sure he has melted sovereigns this year, because one day the pot broke. I do not re
<lb/>member the date of that; I believe it was a few weeks before pri
<lb/>soner's arrest. I cannot remember anything urgent at the end of March, as to getting work ready for the workmen. Prisoner often makes up stock when business is quiet. He often draws out large sums from the bank. I do not know any particular reason for his doing so last Easter-time; he may have had bills to pay. I knew what stock prisoner had in the shop; it was kept in the desk and in the safe—in cigar boxes. The police saw it in the desk when they came. I should say there was about £200 to £300 worth in the desk. There was about £100 in money in the safe; that was all. I do not know what Vincent calls himself; his business is printing. He has shown us his book containing entries of loans by prisoner. I have known Mr. Suthard about 15 to 18 months. I do not re
<lb/>member when Bolton first worked for prisoner. I opened the notes that were sent to prisoner by Fenigstein. When I gave the first one to prisoner he said he had not time to go round. I do not remember whether he said anything about the second note. When he came back from Fenigstein's on the 22nd he said something, but I do not remember what it was. There was only one book in which he put down orders. He used to go sometimes to Johnson Matthey's for assays.</p>
<p>Re-examined. (Bankbook was produced showing numerous amounts drawn out during March and April varying from £50 to £100.) We were at home on Easter Monday.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-179" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR VINCENT</persName> </hi>, 36, Loder Street, Old Kent Road, brother-in-law of prisoner, deposed to having borrowed money from prisoner, and</p>
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<p>to seeing him on April 17, when he paid him 10s. (Witness corro
<lb/>borated prisoner's account of the way the two spent the morning.)</p>
<p>Cross-examined. We had several adjournments for drink during the morning—probably half a dozen, perhaps eight. I remember paying prisoner 10s. because I always make a practice of entering it up. I am sure it was Wednesday when I saw Wortley, because I very seldom leave London on Wednesday. Prisoner came rather earlier that morning than he usually does. (After referring to diary.) I do not think I called on prisoner at the end of March. (Witness pointed out the entry in his diary relating to the 10s. in question. The Jury inspected the entry, which was in pencil, with a view of determining when it had been made.) If I pay the money in the street I enter it in pencil; if in the house I use ink.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19070624-name-180" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-180" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BOLTON</persName> </hi>, 72, Rushton Street, New North Road. I am a labourer employed casually by the Sheffield Smelting Company. I sweep for them and take out parcels of silver and such things. I have been employed there for eight or nine years. I have been em
<lb/>ployed by Mr. Wortley about four times. The last time was April 18, when I delivered a parcel—a bar of gold, which I saw before it was wrapped up. That was the first time I had taken a parcel for pri
<lb/>soner. He gave me a note with it, and I took it to Mr. Fenigstein, who weighed it out, and gave me a cheque; I did not notice what the cheque was. I took it to Mr. Wortley, who gave me 2s. I was from half an hour to an hour over the job. I have been at my pre
<lb/>sent address about nine or ten months. I have worked for pretty near all the gold and silver dealers round about.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have frequently been employed as a porter by the Sheffield Smelting Company. I do not know that Wortley deals with them. I once fetched some sweep from his place to the Shef
<lb/>field Company. The people I work for have a book which I sign when I take parcels. I gave no receipt, nor took one from Fenig
<lb/>stein, for the bar of gold. It was about half past 10 in the morn
<lb/>ing when I got to Fenigstein's; he was the only one I saw there. There is usually assay certificates with the gold I take. I do not know whether there was any with this gold I took from Wortley. About a week after the affair, when I called round, Wortley told me about the trouble, and I recollected it was on Thursday that this happened. It would be about the beginning of June when I first saw the solicitor.</p>
<p>Re-exaimined. I went to see Mr. Sydney, the solicitor, and made a written statement. Mr. Wortley was not there at the time. I did not know Mr. Suthard. I went to the police court two or three times, but was outside when the evidence was taken. My statement to the solicitor was before I had been to the police court. I have carried bars of gold for other people. I had been to Fenigstein's once before for the Sheffield Smelting Company.</p>
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<p>To Mr. Bodkin. Nothing happened in Fenigstein's shop beyond his weighing the gold and getting the cheque at once, which he put in an envelope and handed to me.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19070624-name-181" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-181" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID SUTHARD</persName> </hi>, 122, Queen's Parade, Barking Road. At the end of April I was manager at the "King's Head," Bowling Green Lane. I had been a licensed victualler for the last 12 or 14 years. My last house was the "George IV.," Ida Street, Poplar. I have no occupation now. I have known Wortley since March 9, 1906, the date I went into the "King's Head." On April 19 I went with Mr. Wortley to Mr. Waller's, "The White Hart," Old Street. When we got outside Fenigstein's Wortley said, "I am just going in here for a few moments." I said, "Very well, I will go on to Waller's "; he said, "No, come inside," so I went in with him. Mr. Fenigstein was there and another person who I believe is his son. Prisoner handed Fenigfstein a bar of gold, which was weighed, and the latter went to his son, Who was writing at the desk, and spoke to him. He then came back and talked to prisoner. The son then brought the cheque and handed it to Fenigstein, who gave it to Wortley. The son then spoke to prisoner, and asked him if he would like some tickets for, I think, the Haymarket? Prisoner said, "Yes," and young Fenigstein promised to get some. We then left and went to Mr. Waller's, and saw Mrs. waller, when I asked her to come with her husband to my place to have a little supper the next day, as it was my birthday. She said she would have to consult her husband, who was out. Next day they sent word they could not attend.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had a little jollification the next day with several customers. Mr. Wortley showed me the bar of gold on the way to Fenigstein's. I did not look into the room behind the latter's shop; the door was only ajar. Prisoner simlply looked at the cheque when he got it like this (illustrating), and did not pass any particular remark about it, that I noticed.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I think prisoner came to the "King's Head" on the 20th, the day after the visit to Fenigstein. I was originally an engineer by trade. After my apprenticeship I joined the Navy, and then went into the merchant service, as marine engineer. I was with the P. and 0. Company before I left the sea in 1880. I was not asked to make a statement in the case; the first intimation I had was when Mrs. Wortley came across and fold me Mr. Wortley was arrested. I afterwards saw him at the police station. When he came out on bail he told me what was the matter. I said, "Was that the day I went up with, you?" He said, "Yes. You saw what I sold there?" I said, "Certainly; I will come forward any time you wish me."</p>
<p>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">EMILY RACHAEL WALLER</hi> deposed to Mr. Suthard and Mr. Wortley calling upon her on April 19, about three or four, in the</p>
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<p>afternoon, the former asking her and her husband to come to a birthday party on the next day.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have known Mr. Suthard and Mr. Wortley as customers for the last 12 months. They come in once or twice I week. They never told me what they were doing in that neighbour
<lb/>hood, and I never asked him. I knew Mr. Wortley as being in the jewellery line.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-182" type="given" value="HENRY ISAAC"/>HENRY ISAAC SYDNEY</persName> </hi>, solicitor, 2, Renfrew Road, Lambeth. I took the state me rut (produced) of Mr. Suthard. (Day sheets pro
<lb/>duced showing that the statements of Suthard and Bolton were taken on April 30.) The first (formal) hearing was on April 25. I remember Fenigstein being called on May 10. On that day Bolton and Suthard were in attendance. The reason they were not mentioned to Fenigstein then was that it was suggested by counsel that further cross-examination should be reserved till later. On May 31 Fenigstein was cross-examined as to Bolton and Suthard I had had their statements since April 30.</p>
<p>(Friday, June 28.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Huntly Jenkins asked that, considering the serious issues which had been raised in the case, the original documents should remain in the custody of the Court. There might be both, civil and criminal proceedings arising out of the case.</p>
<p>Mr. Forrest Fulton asked for the return of the cheque for £105 for which Mr. Fenigstein had received no consideration, and in re
<lb/>spect of Which it was proposed to take civil proceedings.</p>
<p>Judge Lumley Smith ordered that all the documents remain in Court for a month, or until, further order. An order was also made that the solicitors might have access for the purpose of taking copies.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JUSTICE DARLING</hi> </p>
<p>(Thursday, June 27.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. R.D. Muir, Mr. Bodkin, Mr. Symmons, and Mr. Leycester, prosecuted; Mr. Eustace Fulton defended.</p>
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<p>known to visit the premises. On December 21 last prisoner was arrested in connection with the death of a well-known Gaiety actress who died as the result of an illegal operation, but the witnesses failed to identify her. She was known as a very clever midwife who very seldom made any mistakes. As the result of certain informa
<lb/>tion, the officer interviewed Mrs. Yearsley, and that led up to this arrest; otherwise the police would have known nothing about it. Alter Mrs. Yearsley's statement they knew at once where to go.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER</hi> </p>
<p>(Thursday, June 27.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070624-31-offence-1 t19070624-name-189"/>Paul Stefain</persName> divers boxes of chocolate and moneys of the value of 30s., with intent to defraud. </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19070624-32-offence-1 t19070624-name-191"/>Hedley Vicans</persName>, a certain valutable security, to wit, a banker's cheque for £3 7s., with intent to defraud; being entrusted with a watch on
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<p>Mr. Hardy prosecuted; Mr. Macdonald defended Cooper, Mr. Purcell defended Calaghan, Mr. Bohn defended Venables.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-198" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS BARHAM</persName> </hi>, tea merchant, 56, Artillery Lane. At about 4-30 p.m. on May 29 I was on my way home from the Police Com
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<lb/>wards handed to me by the police.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Macdonald. The watch and chain are my own property. I did not attempt to struggle with the man. I cannot run so fast. I can see a fair distance. I could not scrutinize his face. It was done in a moment. I cannot say what coloured clothes he had on. It happened directly opposite Gun Street. I did not see a crowd watching a horse that had fallen. Detectives were there and I thank them for their protection.</p>
<p>Police constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY BEFCHY</hi>, City Police. I was with Police
<lb/>constable Clements at the time in question. We were in plain clothes in Middlesex Street, and saw prisoners in a small crowd round a horse that had fallen and lamed itself at the corner of Sandys Road. We secreted ourselves and they all walked to the corner of Widegate Street, which runs into Artillery Passage. We then saw prosecutor going towards Artillery Lane. Prisoners followed him and hustled him and ran away. I chased Knight and caught him after about ten minutes in a bedroom in Cooper Street, first floor. From information I received I went back to 37, Wickes Street, where the watch and chain were produced from the basement where they had been thrown. When I got to the station I found Calaghan and Cooper detained. At 6.30 p.m. Ayrton was put up with nine others for identification, when I recognised him. I had known prisoners by sight for some months and Ayrton by the name of "Long Standard."</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Knight. I chased you through several streets. I did not see you chuck the watch and chain down the area.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Macdonald. We secreted ourselves because we knew prisoners. We guessed what they were after. We waited at the corner of Sandys Road to see what would happen. That is about 60 or 70 yards from Gun Street. They all got round prose
<lb/>cutor. I chased Knight because I saw him run first. Prosecutor was flurried. I did not see who took the watch, but they were all round him. Prosecutor did not complain of any violence—he might now have noticed the hustling.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Purcell. There were about a dozen people looking at the horse. Clements hid behind a door and I behind a van. I watched for five or 10 minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AYRTON</hi>. I was not there at all.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Bohn. I pointed out Venables amongst some others at Bow Street Police Station. I knew him before. Some
<lb/>one might have seen him afterwards in the "White Swan," which he frequents, and told him I was looking for him.</p>
<p>Re-examined. From the time I first saw prisoners till they ran away it was about 10 minutes, and I had been observing them all the time. If I had seen Venables at the "White Swan" I should have arrested him.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR CLEMENTS</hi>, 986, City. I was with last witness and saw Knight, Cooper, Calaghan, and Ayrton with another</p>
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<p>man in Middlesex Street. I knew them. I do not recognise Venables as being with them. They were looking at a horse that had fallen. They walked into Wygate Street. We walked towards Artillery Pas
<lb/>sage and followed them up Sandys Road and out them off. We then saw prosecutor crossing Artillery Passage, followed by the five. At the end of the passage leading to Artillery Lane they surrounded prosecutor, hustled him, and quickly ran away. We were about thirty yards away. A number of people were pass
<lb/>ing. I cut through a side street into Gutter Street. I then saw Cooper running towards me. I went up to him and said, "I want you for being with others and stealing that watch Just now." He said, "You have made a mistake; it was not me." I took him to the station. On the way he twisted his legs round me and tried to throw me. Calaghan came up and tried to force his way between us and to get Cooper away. Assistance then came, and I handed over Cooper and arrested Calaghan. He was very violent. They wire put with a number of others for identification at the station.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Macdonald. I came up with Beechy about four o'clock. I was about 30 yards from prisoners when watching them. I cannot identify the one that snatched the watch and chain. Cooper had on about the tame clothes as to-day—no collar or tie; When Cooper saw me he slowed up. I was in plain clothes. I did not knock him down ortwist his arm.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Purcell. As soon as Cooper started strug
<lb/>gling Calaghan came up. I don't remember his saying, "Don't break the man's arm."</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Bohn. I do not identify Venables.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS MASTERMAN</hi>, 104 H. I saw Knight run
<lb/>ning away, followed by Beechy. I saw a portion of the chain hang
<lb/>ing from his hand and gave chase. He ran from Gun Street through Church Passage and several streets. I caught him in Quaker Street. At 37, Wilkes Street he dropped the chain. He went up
<lb/>stairs in a house in Quaker Street. He was puffing and blowing. He sat on the bed, after having run about a mile. I took him back to Wilkes Street. There were two women in the room. He said when asked he had thrown the watch and chain away. They were found in the area of 37, Wilkes Street. The bow of the watch was broken. I took him to the station. The watch and chain were identified by prosecutor.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Knight. I did not ask you in the room, "Where are the watch and chain?" Your sister in the room denied knowledge of you.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Macdonald. I was in the room before Beechy. I arrested Knight. Beechy did not search the house for the watch and chain. I did. I only saw the chain go down the area. Beechy told me to run after him, and he followed. I never lost sight of Knight.</p>
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<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK HUGHES</hi>, 295 H. I saw two City police struggling hard with Cooper. Calaghan came up and I took him to the station with another officer. He was very obstreperous. He made no reply at the station.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Macdonald. Detective Burgess and Clements were struggling with Cooper. They were holding him by the arm. He is a very violent man. I assisted. They handed him over to me and another police-constable. Two others came up and we handed him over to them. They took him to the station where he was charged.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK BIRD</hi>, 464 H. At about 6.15 p.m. on May 29 I saw Ayrton and arrested him. He said, "It ain't fair—give us a bleeding chance." I was not present at the identification. He wished me to be out of the way. He was taken to the Commercial Street Station and charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AYRTON</hi>. All I said was, "Give me a chance; I am innocent."</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY DESSENT</hi>, H. Division. I was in Bishopsgate Street at 11 a.m. on June 3 with Sergeant Burgess. I saw Venables and said, "I am going to take you into custody on suspicion of being concerned with Dick Ayrton and Steve Cooper in stealing a watch and chain in Artillery Passage on May 29." I arrested him and he said, "You know very well that isn't my game; besides, I am never with these people." I said to him, "I saw you with Ayrton the night before the robbery." He replied, "Oh, well; that is only once. I can prove I was at a solicitor's office from 3.30 till 4.15, and then went home to my mother." He was then taken to the Commercial Street Station and picked out amongst nine others by detective Beechy. He said to Beechy, "I went into the 'Woodin's Shades' on Friday and then into the 'White Swan.' You saw me in the last." Beechy said, "I was looking for you. Had I seen you I should have arrested you." He said, "I was at 49, Finsbury Pavement (Mr. Sidney Clench's) between three and 3.30, and from four till 4.30. I was having tea at my mother's (29, Satchwell Rents) with my sister Jane and Mrs. Evans." He was afterwards charged and said, "I was not there at all." The solicitor's office is about a quarter of an hour's walk from the place of the robbery. He said he left there at 4.30. The first time he said he was there from 3.30 till 4.15. Satchwell Rente, Bethnal Green, is about a quarter of an hour's walk from the scene of the robbery.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Bohn. He gave me the name and address of the solicitor and his mother. I had the solicitor call at the police court. The robbery took place on the 29th and I said I saw him the night before in Church Street. I told him that on his say
<lb/>ing he was not with the people. The solicitor said he had been at his office and explained why.</p>
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<interp inst="t19070624-name-199" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Clench and Co., 49, Finsbury Pavement. Venables has been there several times on busi
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<lb/>ing. I knew him as Michael Sullivan.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Bohn. I cannot say at what hour he came. He was not there on the 29th.</p>
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