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<p>1909, MAY.</p>
<p>Vol. CLI.] Part 896.</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>TRUSCOTT, MAYOR.</p>
<p>EIGHTH SESSION,</p>
<p>HELD MAY 18TH, 1909, AND FOLLOWING DAYS.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORTHAND BY</p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-1" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALPOLE</persName> </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, PORTUGAL STREET BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN, W. C.</p>
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<p>PRINTED BY</p>
<p>THE ARGUS PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED,</p>
<p>10, TEMPLE AVENUE, AND TUDOR STREET,</p>
<p>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 OTHER COUNTIES WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Tuesday, May 18th, 1909, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<hi rend="largeCaps">TRUSCOTT, MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE MR</hi>.
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<p>(Tuesday, May 18.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-18" type="given" value="JOSEPH HENRY"/>JOSEPH HENRY GRINSET</persName> </hi>. I am licensee of "The Jolly Butchers" beerhouse, Baker Street, Enfield. Eleven months ago I had occasion, to refuse to serve prisoner. On April 1, about 8.30 p.m., I was in the private bar. I heard prisoner say to my wife, "I don't want you, You—cow. I want your b——of a husband; I mean to do for him to-night. I went to the public bar, where I saw prisoner. I told her to leave my premises. She said, "No; this will be a fair, stand-up b——fight. "She attempted to kick me in the lower part of the body; as I stepped back the "kick: came on the inside of my left thigh; at the same time she brought down her hand with the heavy bunch of keys produced on top of my head three times; then she brought a glass from underneath her cloak and smashed it on my forehead. I closed with prisoner, and we had a terrible struggle for five minutes. Eventually the police came and she was taken away. Previously to this prisoner had threatened, to blind me and to kill me.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. It is not true that I struck you first. I did catch hold of your throat; that was after you had cut my head open. You were so Violent that I had to kneel on you; I did hit you on the mouth, but I did not punch you or kick you.</p>
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<p>To Prisoner. I did not hear you scream, "Let go my throat; you are choking me." Prosecutor did not strike you. He did not say, "I will break every bone in your body."</p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-21" type="given" value="JULIUS"/>JULIUS MOORE</persName> </hi>, divisional surgeon. On April 1, about 10.20 p.m., I examined prosecutor at Enfield Police Station. He had cuts on the forehead and a lacerated wound on the top of the head; the cuts might have been caused by the broken tumbler produced; the other injuries by the bunch of keys produced. I also saw prisoner; she had pains in her inside, but I found no signs of injury. She had blood on her mouth. I thought she was intoxicated.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. You did not complain that you had been kicked; you said that you had been knelt upon, and I strapped up your left side to relieve your pain.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<p>Twelve summary convictions (for assault, drunkenness, and dis
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<p>Mr. Fordham prosecuted; Mr. Eustace Fulton defended.</p>
<p>Mrs.
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<lb/>oner lives at No. 26. I have known her for a number of years. On April 12 (Easter Monday) I left my house at seven p.m.; the gas was not then lit, and there was very little fire in the kitchen grate; the house was empty. There were some clothes left to air on the lines in the kitchen; the nearest line would be a yard and a half from the fireplace. I returned about half-past nine, and, on opening the street door, noticed the smell of fire. On opening the kitchen door I saw a huge fire on the top of the grate; a lot of children's clothing</p>
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<p>I had been put there and set light to and the clock from the mantelshelf had been thrown in the middle of the fire. The clothes on. the lines had also been fired and had fallen down, burning the oilcloth and boards. Just after I got in prisoner came in. I said, "Someone has been in my house and tried to set it on fire." She said, "Oh, what a shame! Who could have done it? Do you think your husband has come home the worse for drink and done it?" I said my husband would have more souse than to burn his own children's clothes. She said, "I saw Reginald playing round the corner. Do you think he has been in?" I said, "Oh, no; it is his own clothes that are burnt; besides, the could not take the clock from the mantelshelf and put it in the middle of the fire." My boy Reginald is 15 yeans old; he had been out on Ealing Common and did not return home till after I did. Prisoner was much the worse for drink.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. In spite of what had happened, my little girl Mabel went on this night and slept with prisoner's little girl. My husband did not come in till a quarter past 10; ho does take a glass of beer sometimes. I have never had a quarrel with prisoner; we were neighbours, but her ways were far different to mine; I mean as to drink. On the morning after the fire prisoner came in and asked me, "Have you heard anything of the fire? I said, "I have heard a little, and, by what I hear, you are the person that has done it. "Just then another neighbour, Mrs. Stone, came in. She said to prisoner," I saw you come into this house; you turned the latch
<lb/>key; it was between a quarter and 10 minutes to nine, and you re
<lb/>mained till about 10 minutes or a quarter past nine. "I did not say to prisoner that I had had a presentiment in a dream that she was the person who did it.</p>
<p>Mrs.
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<lb/>field Road, opposite Mrs. Woodley's house, talking to Mrs. Stone. I saw prisoner go up to the house, unlatch the door, and go in; she stayed there 10 or 15 minutes. I have known prisoner 10 or 12 years; I have no doubt she is the woman I saw.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I heard nothing of the fire until the morning following, when Mrs. Woodley sent for me. She asked me if I had seen anyone enter the house, and I told her what I have told hers; Mrs. Stone, who was also present, said: "We both saw her."</p>
<p>Mrs.
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-27" type="given" value="NELLIE EM"/>NELLIE EM ANS</persName> </hi> (10 years old). On April 1, as I was passing Mrs. Woodley's house, about nine or a little after, I saw flames through the fanlight; I saw prisoner come out of the house; I know her well by sight, and am sure it was her.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was not frightened when I saw the flames; I saw Mrs. Newman come out of the house and thought it was all right, so I went straight 'home to bed. Next morning I heard mother saying what a dreadful thing it was; I said, "What was it, mother?" She said, "Mrs. Woodley's house was set fire to last</p>
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<p>night." I said, "Oh, I saw Mrs. Newman come out of there last night," and then I told her what I have said here.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-28" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY WALKER</persName> </hi>, scaffolder. On April 1 was passing down Northfield Road between nine and 9.30. As I was passing opposite No. 6 I noticed a woman in the passage pick up some fire from the floor—it looked like some lighted paper—and carry it towards the kitchen door; while I was lighting my pipe she returned with the lighted paper towards the front door. I did not see her come out. I do not know who the woman was.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-29" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL OLIVER</persName> </hi>, foreman fireman at Ealing, said he examined the premises on the night of the fire, and found the remains of burnt clothes in the grate, together with the clock. In his opinion the fire could not have been the result of an accident.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">HEDLEY</hi>, X Division, said that on arresting prisoner she said, in reply to the charge, "I am innocent of this; I never went into the house"; witness said, "There are two people who saw you go in"; she said, "It's a lie if anyone says I did; I never went into the house; the truth goes the furthest; I am innocent."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-30" type="given" value="PRISCILLA"/>PRISCILLA NEWMAN</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I have lived with my husband at 26, Northfield Road, for 22 years. On April 1 I did not leave my ¡house till a quarter to nine p.m. I went out to the stores and on my way met Mrs. Watkins; I returned home a minute or two to nine. At 9.15 I went out with my married daughter; we went to see my husband at the "Foresters" round the corner. I did not have anything to drink. Returning, I met Mrs. Stone; it was then half-past nine. Passing No. 6, Northfield Road, I saw that the door was wide open and Mrs. Woodley was in the passage. My married daughter and I went in; we asked what was the matter; Mrs. Woodley said, "Somebody has been in and set my place on fire; when I first see it and put the poker in the fire it crossed my mind in a minute that my husband had come home in one of his mad fits and thrown his body on the fire. "Next morning as I was going out I called at Mrs. Woodley's; the kitchen was full of women; Mrs. Woodley said, "'Scilla, you set this house on fire; I had a presenti
<lb/>ment in my dream that you had done ft." Afterwards I was arrested. I swear that I was not in Mrs. Woodley's house at all on the Easter Monday.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have had no quarrel with Mrs. Woodley, or with Mrs. 'Stone or Mrs. Black. It is absolutely untrue that the two latter or the girl Emans saw me enter the house. I have never been drunk in my life. I may have had three glasses of ale on this day.</p>
<p>Mrs.
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-34" type="given" value="THOMAS JOHN"/>THOMAS JOHN COLLYER</persName> </hi>, gave evidence in support of prisoner's story.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
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<p>(Tuesday, May 18.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MCKAY</hi>, William Rowland (63, no occupation)</persName>, having pleaded guilty last Session (see page 15) of maliciously publishing a certain defamatory libel of and concerning Alexander Munkittrick, when he was ordered to pay the costs of the prosecution and to insert advertisements of apology, Mr. Lionel Benson stated that owing to the costs not being taxed they had not been paid; it being the prac
<lb/>tice of this Court not to tax the costs until judgment had been definitely given.</p>
<p>The Recorder said there was nothing to prevent defendant volun
<lb/>tarily paying the costs; he would postpone judgment till next Ses
<lb/>sion; prisoner bound over in £50 to come up for judgment on the first day of next Session.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BOYCE</hi>, John William Valentine (28, soldier)</persName>, who pleaded guilty of bigamy on April 20 (see page 6), was now sentenced to one day's imprisonment.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-7-19090518 t19090518-7-punishment-4"/>Prisoner, having promised to take the pledge, was sentenced to one day's imprisonment.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-11-offence-1 t19090518-name-50"/>Frederick Reynolds Gamble</persName>, his master;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19090518-11-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-11-19090518 t19090518-11-punishment-9"/>Eight months' hard labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-12-offence-1 t19090518-name-52"/>His Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>, he being employed under the Post Office.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-12-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
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<interp inst="t19090518-13-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>forging one Post Office notice of with drawal for the sum of £10, with intent to defraud
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-13-offence-1 t19090518-name-54"/>His Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-13-19090518 t19090518-13-punishment-11"/>Sentence postponed to next Sessions.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19090518-14-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> stealing one postal packet containing therein moneys to the amount of 5s. 6d., one postal order for 5s., and six penny postage stamps, in the course of transmission, the goods and moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-14-offence-1 t19090518-name-56"/>His Majesty's Postmaster General</persName>, he being employed under the Post Office.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-14-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-14-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-14-19090518 t19090518-14-punishment-12"/>Six months' hard labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19090518-15-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-15-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>stealing one postal packet, in course of transmission by post, containing the sum of 5s., the goods. and moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-15-offence-1 t19090518-name-58"/>His Majesty's Postmaster General</persName>, he being employed under the Post Office.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-15-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-15-19090518 t19090518-15-punishment-13"/>Nine months' hard labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BERG</hi>, William (21, waiter)</persName>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-16-offence-1 t19090518-cd-3"/>May 7, 1909</rs>, the sum of £2, the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-16-offence-1 t19090518-name-60"/>Elizabeth Kilpatrick</persName>, his employer, and on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-16-offence-1 t19090518-cd-4"/>Feb
<lb/>ruary 7, 1909</rs>, one tin box and the sum of £5 13s., the goods and moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-16-offence-1 t19090518-name-61"/>James Tate</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Lilley prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-62" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-62" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TATE</persName> </hi>, tobacconist, 333, Church. Road, Leyton. I have known prisoner about five weeks as a customer. On February 7, 1909, I was playing cards in my shop parlour. The prisoner, Ernest Harvey, Toye, and three others were present. Prisoner asked for a packet of "Woodbine" cigarettes, which I left the parlour to get from the shop, returning almost immediately with them. Prisoner then slipped out. Ernest Harvey made a communication to me and I gave information to the police.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner left a couple of minutes after Toye. He paid 1d. for the cigarettes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-63" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-63" type="given" value="EBNEST"/>EBNEST HARVEY</persName> </hi>, wire winder, Leyton. On February 7, at about 4.30 p.m., I was playing cards im prosecutor's parlour. Toye and 5. prisoner were there. Prisoner asked for a packet of "Woodbine" cigarettes. Prosecutor went to get them, when Toye took a box from the shelf and left the shop, followed by the prisoner. I then made a communication to prosecutor.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner did not pay for anything but the cigar
<lb/>ettes; I paid for my own tea. Five were present—prisoner, prose
<lb/>cutor, myself, and two others.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-64" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-64" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY EDWARDS</persName> </hi>, G Division. On May 14 I saw prisoner at Bow Street Police Station, where he was in custody under another charge. I told him that he would be charged with being concerned with Frederick Toye on February 2, 1909, in stealing a tin box, the property of James Tate. He said, "Yes, sir." When the charge was read over he said, "The man,' that did that was sentenced." Later on, at the rear of the Court, he called me to him and said, "I did not steal it; I only knew it was stolen; when Toye gave me the sovereign."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-65" type="given" value="FREDERICK JOHN"/>FREDERICK JOHN TOYE</persName> </hi>, hawker. I pleaded guilty at Stratford Police Court of stealing £5 13s. from prosecutor and was sentenced to two months' hard labour, and I have served that sentence. Pris
<lb/>oner did not know that I took the box—he did not know I was going to steal the box. I gave prisoner a sovereign outside the shop be
<lb/>cause he had had a row with his mother and wanted to get away. I did not then tell him I had stolen the money. I told him later on the same day where I had got the sovereign from. I stole the box at about four p.m. Two or three hours afterwards I told prisoner. I had then thrown the box away; the box was not locked when I took it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had left the shop 10 minutes or a quarter of an hour when prisoner followed me. I was waiting outside the shop for him to come out. I did not examine the contents of the box till after I had given prisoner the sovereign. I took a sovereign out</p>
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<p>of a paper bag, which I gave prisoner. I said to him, "Take this, Will, and you can go away." We then went together round the West End of London and I told him I had stolen this money. I did not notice that Harvey saw me take the box out. I did not run off as fast as I could when I got out of the shop. I waited about 10 minutes outside the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-66" type="surname" value="TATE"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-66" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TATE</persName> </hi>, recalled. When I returned to the parlour the pris
<lb/>oner passed me and went out, handing me 1d. About five minutes afterwards, immediately I found my box had gone, I ran out to see if I could see anything of the two men. I could see nothing of either Toye or the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-67" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-67" type="surname" value="BERG"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BERG</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath) stated that when Toye gave him the sovereign he was thankful because he wanted to leave home, where he could not get any money; that he went to Antwerp, worked there on a boat, returned to England, got a situation here as a waiter, and was arrested on a charge he was innocent of; he did not know when he received the sovereign that it was stolen. The Jury desired to ask the prisoner a question, when the Recorder ruled that no question could be put to him, he not having gone into the witness
<lb/>box.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19090518-16-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Not guilty of stealing the box; Guilty of receiving £1 well knowing the same to have been stolen. The prosecution did not desire to proceed with the indictment for the theft from Kilpatrick.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at the Court House, Stratford, on March 9, 1907, when he received two sentences of three months (concurrent) for stealing money.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<interp inst="t19090518-16-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-16-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-16-19090518 t19090518-16-punishment-14"/>Two months' hard labour</rs>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE</hi>
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<p>(Tuesday, May 18.)</p> </div1>
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<lb/>feit coin, well knowing the same to be counterfeit, and having in her possession five pieces of counterfeit coin with intent to utter the same.</rs> </p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-17-19090518 t19090518-17-punishment-15"/>Three months' hard labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARDY</hi>, William (26, dealer)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t19090518-18-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>uttering two pieces of counterfeit coin, and uttering counterfeit coin twice on the same day.</rs> </p>
<p>Sentence.
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<p>Mr. W. H. Sands prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-71" type="given" value="ETHEL"/>ETHEL YETTON</persName> </hi>. I help my father, who keeps the "Rising Sun," Green Street, Bethnal Green. On Thursday, March 25, I was serving in the bar when prisoner came in and asked for a small lemon and dash, costing 2 1/2 d. He paid with the 2e. piece (produced), and I gave him, the change. When prisoner was gone I found the coin was a bad one, and showed it to the barman. On the following Saturday he came in again about half-past eight and asked for a glass of beer, costing 2d. He again tendered a 2s. piece in pay
<lb/>ment. I recognised him as the man who had come in on the previous Thursday, and gave the coin to my father, who spoke to prisoner.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. I did not know you as a customer, 80 far as I know you had never been in the house before March 25.</p>
<p>To the Court. I am sure prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM YETTON</persName> </hi>, licensee of the "Rising Sun." On March 25 my daughter showed me a coin. On the 27th she again spoke to me and I then saw prisoner in the bar. I asked him if he had any more coins like that produced, which I had previously bent on the counter. He said, "I nave some other money on me," and pulled out a good shilling to pay for the drink. My daughter gave him change for the shilling. I went outside to look for a constable, but did cot see one. I saw prisoner go up Green Street and followed him into Cam
<lb/>bridge Road, where I lost sight of him. I gave a description of him with the coin to the police. I saw. him some weeks afterwards at Old Street Police Court, where I identified him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-73" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-73" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA CROMER</persName> </hi>. I help my sister, Mrs. Garrett, who keeps the "Queen's Hotel," 274, Victoria Park Road. I first saw prisoner about two o'clock on April 11; I think it was a Sunday. He came into the bar and asked for a pony of bitter, costing 1d. He tendered in payment the counterfeit florin produced. I turned to Mrs. Garrett and told her it was a bad 2s. piece, and also showed it to Mr. Garrett. I told prisoner the coin was bad, and asked him if he had any more on him. He said ¡he did not know it Was a ¡bad one. Then my brother-in-law went for a policeman. Prisoner wanted to be searched then and there.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS GARRETT</persName> </hi>. My wife is licensee of the "Queen's Hotel." I saw prisoner tender the coin to the last witness. My assistant gave me a prearranged signal. I went round to the bar, shut the door, and sent for the police. Prisoner said he thought the coin was all right. When the policeman came prisoner asked to be. searched, but there was no convenience for searching him.</p>
<p>Police constable
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-75" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GOLDMAN</persName> </hi>, 608 J, gave evidence of arrest
<lb/>ing prisoner. He asked prisoner where he got the coin from, and he said he did not know. He also asked ¡him if he knew it was a bad one, and he said he did not. Prisoner was searched at the station, and there were found on him six shillings, two sixpences, and 2 1/2 d. good money. In reply to the charge, prisoner said that a man gave him the counterfeit florin on London Bridge.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WOOD</persName> </hi>, J, gave evidence that prisoner stated at the station that he had worked for a Mr. Piper, 40, Hackney Road, for the last two years, and lived at 120, Cooper's Gardens,</p>
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<p>close by, and that Mr. Piper had paid him 20s. wages on the previous Thursday night, the counterfeit 2s. being amongst the money paid. On making inquiries prisoner found these statements to be false. Mr. Piper had not paid him any wages on the previous Thursday, and prisoner was not known at the address he gave, though he was known in the neighbourhood. When charged at the station prisoner repeated the statement about the florin having been given to him by a man on London Bridge.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19090518-name-77" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, officer of the Mint, said he had examined the three coins, but owing to the way they had been dealt with as exhibits, paper being pasted over a great part of them, he could not say whether they were all from the same mould.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19090518-19-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>. A number of convictions were proved.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-19-19090518 t19090518-19-punishment-17"/>Nine months' imprisonment for each of the three offences, the sentences to run concurrently.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE MR</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">JUSTTCE DARLING</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, May 19.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-20-offence-1 t19090518-name-80"/>Lilian Raymond</persName>, and against her will feloniously ravishing and carnally knowing her.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Warburton prosecuted; Mr. Huntly Jenkins defended Dove; Mr. Lawrie (at the request of the Court) defended Baker.</p>
<p>Verdict, Dove,
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<interp inst="t19090518-20-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty.</rs> </p>
<p>Sentence, Baker,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-20-19090518 t19090518-20-punishment-18"/>Five years' penal servitude</rs>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
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<p>(Wednesday, May 19.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-21-offence-1 t19090518-name-82"/>Ellen Martha Sabina Barter</persName>, his wife being then alive.</rs> Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-21-19090518 t19090518-21-punishment-19"/>15 months' hard labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-22-offence-1 t19090518-name-84"/>Frederick William Schultz</persName> the sum of £5, his moneys, with intent to defraud; having been entrusted with the sum of £5, the moneys of
<persName id="t19090518-name-85" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-85" type="surname" value="SCHULTZ"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-22-offence-1 t19090518-name-85"/>Frederick William Schultz</persName>, in order that he might retain the same in safe custody as a security during the time of the said Frederick William Schultz's service with ham, and return the same to him on his quitting the said service, fraudulently converting the same to his own use and benefit.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Bohn prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19090518-name-86" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-86" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM SCHULTZ</persName> </hi>, 43, Eastbourne Buildings, Stepney, clerk. On April 14, 1909, I saw advertisement (produced) in the "Daily Chronicle"; Man (young) wanted for office. Wages 18s.</p>
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<p>a week, £5 cash security required. Write 131 and 132, Bunhill Row." I answered it, received postcard (produced), and called upon prisoner at Bunhill Row, where he had an office on third floor with "S. May and Co." on the door. He said he wanted a young man to take charge of the office while he was out; that he travelled in the drapery line; that he wanted £5 security, and would pay 18s. a week. I told him I had not got the £5 that day but I could get it. He said when I had got it to let him know. I then drew my £5 from the bank by telegram, and wrote that I would call the next morning (Tuesday). I saw him on the Tuesday, paid the money, and he said I was engaged, giving me receipt (produced): "Received of F. W. Schultz the sum of £5, to be held as security until he leaves my employment" That is written on notepaper of the Regal Manu
<lb/>facturing Company. Prisoner then sent me round to all the news
<lb/>paper offices to inquire price of insertion of an advertisement for agents on commission at 20 per cent. I returned to the office at about 11.15 a.m. Prisoner had not gone out. He had given me the key to come in with, and had also instructed me to direct some envelopes, which I did. I attended at the office on Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30 to 5.30. On Friday prisoner came to the office, told me he could not pay me more than 12s., took the key from me, and told me to come up in a fortnight's time as he had engaged me a fortnight before the time; that there was nothing to do. I asked for my £5 security back. He said, "I have not got it with me to
<lb/>day, but I will let you have a cheque to-morrow at 12.30." The next morning) (Saturday) I received a postcard (produced) telling me not to come up, and that he would not be able to return my money till May 8. I then went to the police station for advice, and on April 27 swore an information on which a summons was issued. While I was at the office no one came and no business whatever was done When I paid my money I believed prisoner was doing a genuine business. He told me that I was to take charge of the business while he was out. There was some property in the office •belonging to Richards, who had sublet the office to him—I thought at the time it belonged to prisoner—it consisted of picture postcards, rulers, and other articles. The book produced was what I was told to address the envelopes from. On paying me the 12s. he told me the £5 was in the bank. Prisoner did not tell me his private address.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-87" type="given" value="JOHN RICHARD"/>JOHN RICHARD OLIVER</persName> </hi>, 6, York Villas, Twickenham, book-keeper. I sublet a portion of my office at No. 131 and 132, Bunhill Row, to, prisoner at 7s. a week. The room was furnished; prisoner was to use the room but not to interfere with my stock which was there, nor to use my stationery which was headed "Regal Manufacturing Com
<lb/>pany". The room was taken from March 30, 1909; prisoner paid the rent for three weeks; I understood prisoner was taken ill and he was afterwards arrested; I have not received my key back.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. On the day after prisoner paid prosecutor the 12s. I saw his father—I do not remember prisoners father saying he would settle any debt incurred by prisoner.</p>
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<p>Sergeant
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<persName id="t19090518-name-88" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-88" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST HOOK</persName> </hi>, G Division. On April 28, at 10.15 a.m., I saw prisoner at 13, ßaxendale Street, Bethnal Green. I told him I held a warrant for his arrest and read it to him; it was for obtain
<lb/>ing £5 from P. W. Schultz by false pretences, and with intent to defraud. Prisoner said, "All right, I must come to the station." He was taken to City Road Police Station and charged, and asked if he would give any account of himself. He said, "All is on the warrant that you want to know about me." At his office I found book produced and 16 letters from people replying; to an advertise
<lb/>ment of a situation. I also found an advertisement for "Agents wanted on commission at 20 per cent."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I never told prosecutor that if he would pay 2s. for a warrant I would get his £5 back for him. I knew nothing of the prosecutor until he came to the station to complain that prisoner had defrauded him. I told prosecutor it was necessary to go before a magistrate and obtain a warrant at the police court. I went with him, the warrant was granted, and I arrested prisoner. Prosecutor was asked to pay 2s. for the stamp in the ordinary way.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19090518-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-89" type="surname" value="SCHULTZ"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-89" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM SCHULTZ</persName> </hi>, recalled. The officer did not tell me if I paid 2s. for a warrant he would get my £5 back—I thought that myself.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate: "The reason I asked for the £5 security was that he would have the keys of the office and the building, and also that there were goods there that were not mine."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19090518-name-90" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-90" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY MAY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath), said that in reply to the adver
<lb/>tisement he got about 40 replies, of whom 10 or 12 would have been willing to pay £5 secuirity; that he had only obtained one £5 from the prosecutor when he might have obtained £50 or £60 if he had intended to defraud. He had paid the prosecutor 12s. for the four days he had been at work; had also paid three weeks rant of the office, £1 2s. 6d., and for the advertisement, making altogether about £2 2s. He had never 'been in trouble before, and was innocent of any intention to defraud.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-91" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROWNING</persName> </hi>, furniture packer, 12 years with O. R. Elliott, furniture importer, Curtain Road. Prisoner is my son; he has never been away from home till arrested. He has always been a boy of good character. When he left school I got him a situation at a wholesale ironmongers in Curtain Road, where he was for four years, starting at 10s. a week and receiving when he left £1 1s. a week. He left that to learn motoring; I paid £5, and he learned the work and obtained a licence, but failed to obtain employment. I then got him employment in my firm at 15s. a week and his dinner and tea. He stayed there 15 months, and left to travel in the furniture business for a man who temporarily discharged him owing to slack
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-23-offence-1 t19090518-name-94"/>Walter Mansfield</persName>, from his person. Mr. F. Hinde prosecuted.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-95" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER MANSFIELD</persName> </hi>, bootmaker. On Easter Monday evening I was at the "Coffee House" public-house a £ 6.30 p.m.; prisoners were in the bar and the landlord was there. I had a little dog in my arms which the prisoners commenced to make a fuss of. I asked them to leave it alone when they pushed me into the corner and snatched my watch. I was wearing the watch in my waistcoat pocket attached to a chain. I left the bar, and when I got outside I found the watch gone and the chain hanging. There was no one in the bar besides the two prisoners. I went back and asked prisoners for the watch; they said they had not got it. A police constable was sent for and I gave them in charge.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Pyle. I never saw seven or eight men in the bar—I saw no one but the prisoners. When I went outside and massed my watch I gave the dog up to a friend to take it home and immediately came back into the bar and accused prisoners. The publican fetched the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-96" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>, landlord of the "Coffee House Tavern," Chorl
<lb/>ton Road. On the night of Easter Monday prosecutor came into my bar with a dog; there were the prisoners and about six other cus
<lb/>tomers present. The two prisoners were stroking the dog; prose
<lb/>cutor went out; I was standing at the door when he left; he re
<lb/>turned in about a quarter of an hour and said, "I have had my watch stolen." Prisoners and two others were then in the bar. I said to prosecutor, "Who could have taken it?" He walked inside and said, "Those two young men who were interfering with my dog." No one had left the bar since prosecutor went out. Prisoners said they (knew nothing about it, they had not got it. I said to prose
<lb/>cutor, "You had better fetch a policeman," and also sent my potman for one. I asked the prisoners to stay in the bar till the policemen came; they said they would. The policeman came and prosecutor gave prisoners in charge.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Pyle. I served the prisoners; I think prose
<lb/>cutor came in afterwards. I did not see them hold him in a corner—I thank I should have seen it if it had happened. Prosecutor was outside a quarter of an hour. While he was out two other men went out. Prosecutor came back from the other side of the road as if. he had come from home. I was standing at the door, when he came up in a hurry and said, "I have lost my watch." I know prisoners as customers.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I saw the two prisoners toying with the dog. The two men who went out are regular customers—I do not know if they are known to the prisoners.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-97" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WATTS</persName> </hi>, 25 Y R. On April 12 I was called to the "Coffee House Tavern." Prosecutor pointed to the prisoners and said, "I want to give those two men in custody for</p>
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<p>stealing my watch. "I told Pyle I should take him into custody. He said, "I have not got it. We had a bit of a game. with the old boy. "On the way to the station he said, "I am a bit boozed. The other man got it. Do you know that old boy?" apparently refer
<lb/>ring to prosecutor. When charged Pyle made no reply. He was quite sober. He sent for Detective-sergeant Goodchild, who came to ham. In the presence of Nottage he said something about his being drunk, which I did not hear distinctly.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am sure Pyle said the other man had taken the watch.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-98" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HIGNELL</persName> </hi>, 495 Y. On April 12 I was called to the "Coffee House Tavern," when prosecutor pointed to the two prisoners and said, "Those two men have stolen my watch." One of them was in one corner and the other in the other corner of the bar. I went to Nottage and told him I should take him into custody; he made no reply. On the way to the station Nottage said, "I admit we had a game with the old boy, but I know nothing of his watch." When charged Nottage said, "He should not have had a watch and chain and then he could not have lost it."</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Nottage. It is not true that Nottage never opened his mouth on the way to the station; he made the remark I have stated.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-99" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GOODCHILD</persName> </hi>, Y Division. On April 12 I was at the station when the prisoners were charged. Pyle sent for me and said, "Can I speak to you?" I said, "What is it?" Not
<lb/>tage was in the charge room about seven or eight yards off, and I think could hear. Pyle was speaking in an ordinary tone. He said, "Bill had the watch. I have not got it. You can see I have had too much to drink. "He did not appear to have had too much to drink. I took a note of the words at the time.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Pyle. I was not present when you were brought in; I did not see you until you sent the constable for me—did not know you were in the station. On Tuesday morning I may have come into the waiting-room with another detective. I did not say I had got a man named Catchpole. I was going to have for the watch. A man of that name was charged. I did not say I was going to put him up for the watch. I saw Pyle's wife, and told her if she could find two respectable men as bail for Pyle in £20 I was willing to attend the court and tell the magistrate I was satisfied.</p>
<p>To Nottage. I am certain what I have stated was said by Pyle in the presence of another officer.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-100" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PYLE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am a driver employed by the Post Office and by His Majesty's Stationery Office. On April 12 I was in the "Coffee House Tavern"; there were five or six others there. I was with Nottage and another man. Prosecutor was show
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<p>About a quarter of an hour afterwards prosecutor returned without the dog, and said to Nottage, "Give us it." Nottage said, "I have not got your dog." Prosecutor said, "No, not my dog, my watch. You have got it." Humphreys came in with prosecutor; he said to Nottage, "Do you know anything about the watch?" Nottage said, "No—have the bar searched. "Humphreys said, "No, I cannot do that. You had better wait here while they fetch the police. "We waited there until two policeman came in, when we were taken to the station, were searched, and nothing was found upon us. On the Easter Monday night, after the prosecutor had left the station, he accused another man of stealing his watch. I never told Goodchild Nottage had the watch.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have been a royal mail driver for seven months, up to my arrest—I should have been employed since if I could have got out on bail. I worked for Mr. Allen. I was at work on Easter Sunday and had a day off on the Monday. I went with Nottage to the "Coffee House Tavern" that night with a man called Chaffin, I believe, and Catchpole—I do not know if he is here. We all had a drink. Prosecutor was there. I never stroked the dog—I did not see Nottage do so. After we were there about three minutes prose
<lb/>cutor went out and some men went out with him. I have known Nottage six or seven years. I had not seen him for four or five months, and did not know where he was working; he used to work for Bennett. Tue whole of Goodchild's and Watt's evidence is false about my saying that "Bill (had the watch," or "The other man had the watch." I denied those statements the next day before the magistrate.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-101" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN NOTTAGE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am a carman. On Easter Monday, at 11.45 a.m., going down the Euston Road with my van I met Pyle. He asked where I was going. I afterwards met him; we met Catchpole and Chaffin, and went into the "Coffee House Tavern" where the prosecutor was. After a few minutes prose
<lb/>cutor went out. We stood there talking for a quarter of an hour when prosecutor returned and said to me, "Come on, where is it?" I did not know who he was referring to. He had not got the dog. I looked at him and the other people in the bar and said, "The gentleman has lost 'his dog; it is not in here." The landlord said the prosecutor had lost his watch. I turned round and said, "If you have lost your watch in this company here just shut the door and have everybody searched that is in the bar." The governor of the "Coffee House" said, "No, I must not do that. If the gentleman" has lost his watch we shall have to fetch the police." He said to prosecutor, "You go and fetch the police." Prosecutor said, "You keep the prisoners here while I go and fetch the police." Mr. Hum
<lb/>phreys said, "Will you wait here till I fetch the police? I said, "Yes, we have nothing to go away for." We waited there four or five minutes when the prosecutor returned with the police and gave us in charge. We were taken to the station, searched, and nothing was found on us.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I have been five weeks in custody. I asked for bail but I did not get it; I do not know why; I have never been charged before. I have been working for Bury, a Government con
<lb/>tractor, as carman on and off for four years. We met Catchpole at the door of the public-house; he was there when we left. I did not say anything about Catchpole being there before the magistrate—I did not think it necessary. I never said to the police, "We had a bit of a game with the old boy and this dog. I have not got his watch."</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-24-offence-1 t19090518-name-103"/>Herman Petzing</persName>, and stealing from his person the sum of £3 7s., his money.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. F. Hinde prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-104" type="given" value="HERMAN"/>HERMAN PETZING</persName> </hi>, 15, St. Helen's Gardens, Notting Hill, motor cab driver, No. 497. On July 11, 1907, at 1.45 a.m., I was in Dun
<lb/>cannon Street, Trafalgar Square, when I picked up the prisoner, Metcalfe, Pyle, Dowling, and another man, none of whom I then knew. Prisoner got on the box and the other four inside. I have not seen prisoner since until April 21, 1909, when I identified him at Clerkenwell Police Court. I was directed to drive to Euston and afterwards round several turnings to Pettit's cab-yard in Drummond Crescent. The men went down the yard and sent a man out to tell me to go for my fare. Just as I got to the bottom of the yard I had a heavy blow across the jaws, knocking me down, was dragged into a stable, kicked about the body and legs, and £3 7s. taken from my trousers pocket. Prisoner and Dowling and Metcalfe (who have been convicted and sent to six months' hard labour) were amongst those who attacked me. I was much injured, and unable to work for ten days.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I first stopped at a coffee-stall in Seymour Street Prisoner got down, and they all had some refreshments, and got into the cab, prisoner again on the box. Prisoner did not leave; I did not drive after him and ask him to get up; he did not refuse to go away.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-105" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRADWELL</persName> </hi>, 211A, Gray's Inn Road. In July, 1907, I was working at Pettit's Yard as cab-washer. Pettit is a carman and con
<lb/>tractor. On the early morning of July 11, 1907, I saw prisoner leaving the yard with Metcalfe. I was tried at this court for the assault on the prosecutor and acquitted. Prosecutor had identified me as the sixth man who had attacked him. I had known prisoner for a long time, and am quite sure he left the yard that morning with Metcalfe.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner was not standing at the corner—he left the yard with Metcalfe. (To the Recorder.) I was at work in the yard when the assault occurred, but saw nothing of it.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-106" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GOODCHILD</persName> </hi>, Y Division. On April 21, 1909, at 10.15 a.m., I saw prisoner at Clerkenwell Police Court in custody on the charge he has just been acquitted of. I told him he would be put up for identification for being concerned with five others</p>
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<p>in assaulting Herman Petzing on July 11, 1907, and stealing from his person about £3 at Pettit's cab-yard, Somera Town. After he had been identified by Petzing and Bradwell, I told him he would be charged. He said, "Why have not you arrested me before?"I said, "Because you absconded, and I could not find you."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner was well known to the police, but was not arrested because after the assault he absconded. Pettit has told me he was not working for him afterwards.</p>
<p>(Thursday, May 20.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-107" type="given" value="HERMAN"/>HERMAN PETZING</persName> </hi>, recalled. (To the Recorder.) Prisoner sat on the box with me. We stopped at the coffee-stall about seven or eight minutes; all had coffee; Itter then brought me a cup. Prisoner then got on the box by my side and drove with me to the yard. I was in prisoner's company altogether about half hour. (To the Prisoner.) After I was assaulted I got to the top of the yard, came across a policeman in Paneras Street, and went to the station with him. We came back to the yard with the inspector and several police officers and then went home.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN NOTTAGE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On July 11, 1907, about 9.30 or 10 p.m., I had finished my work, and was going towards home when I met Pyle, Metcalfe, and Bert Itter. We had several drinks, and we eventually found ourselves in Holborn, where we met Bowling; we stopped in a public-house till 12.30 p.m., and the others walked with me to St. Martin's Lane, where I found the last bus for Fulham had gone. Someone suggested a taxicab to go to Euston—having lost my last bus I decided to return and sleep in the yard. We got into prisoner's cab, and I got inside with three others. Bert Itter rode on the box. We stopped at a coffee-stall and had several drinks of coffee. An argument arose; I did not want to be mixed up in it and walked away. The cab followed, and the prosecutor asked me to get in. I said, "No, I am not going to get in any more; they do not want me." They then drove away. I afterwards arrived at the yard and saw several people standing at the top of the yard, and I was talking to Metcalfe—that is when Bradwell saw me. Pro
<lb/>secutor had gone then, and I never saw him again till April 21, 1909. I took no part in the robbery. I slept in the yard that night in a cab. On July 11, 1907, I was horsekeeper to Pettit. I continued to occupy that position till Christmas Eve, 1908. I heard of the trial of the other men in 1907. I continued to live at 31, Denver Street, Fulham, till December 23, 1906, when I was married, and then removed to 13, Bayham Street, Camden Town, where I have lived up to my arrest.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The coffee-stall is opposite Pettit's yard, 50 yards off. I thought the other men were going to pay off the cab
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<p>company. I walked through Clarendon Square and round Somers Town to get away from them. I was about 25 minutes in the cab. I saw nothing more of the prosecutor. I heard nothing of the assault that night; I did not see Brad well. I heard about it the next morning. I did not go to the police because I was not implicated in it. I never heard the police were inquiring for me, or I would have given myself up. I was then working for Pettit three or four days a week, and have done so up to Christmas, I had never seen Sergeant Goodchild until I was charged.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-109" type="given" value="ROBERT JOHN"/>ROBERT JOHN PETTIT</persName> </hi>, 400, Caledonian Road, jobmaster. In July, 1907, I had a yard at 26, Lancing Street, Somers Town, where prisoner was employed as night man. I had another yard in July, 1907, in Drummond Crescent, where this robbery occurred. I heard of the occurrence from my night man, Bradwell, who was charged and acquitted. (To the Prisoner.) You worked for me at the time. (To the Recorder.) Prisoner did not work for me as night man after the robbery; he might have done a day's work afterwards; he was not regularly in my employ three or four days a week up to December 23, 1906. Since last July my son has had charge. Prisoner may have done a day's work here and there. I should not like to be exact as to date. If a man does not turn up we employ an odd man, who gets 6d. extra; that would not go through our books. I could not say I have seen the prisoner at work. The police, I believe, came to me and asked me to inform them if Nottage came back to work. If I had seen 'him in the yard I should have told them.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-110" type="given" value="ROBERT BENJAMIN"/>ROBERT BENJAMIN PETTIT</persName> </hi>. In July, 1907, I was assistant to my father, the last witness. In July, 1907, prisoner was working at 26, Lancing Street, as night man, working regularly five or six nights a week. He used to come on at 10 p.m., wash the cabs, take the money from the men, account to the clerk in the morning for it, and leave at 10 or 11 a.m. The robbery on' July 11, 1907, was reported to me the next morning. The other men were convicted in September, 1907. Prisoner left a day or two after the occurrence without notice. He has not been in our regular employ since.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have seen prisoner about the yard once or twice since, but I have never noticed him at work; he would be an odd man paid by the horsekeeper and not under my control. In July, 1907,-prisoner (may have been employed on day work, leaving at 9 p.m.</p>
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<p>(Wednesday, May 19.)</p> </div1>
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<lb/>soner towards the end of the case.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-113" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS EDWARDS</persName> </hi>, 362 F. At 4 a.m. on April 4 I was on duty in Holland Walk, Kensington. A woman's screams attracted my attention. I hastened to the spot the screams came from, and found the woman, Lydia Smith, lying by the side of the railings in a dark place. I saw prisoner running away, and shouted to Constable 420 to stop him, which he did. We brought him back to the woman, who in his presence said, "He knocked me down with his fist and kicked me. "Prisoner said, "I went to her assistance" From the time prisoner left the woman until the time he was caught I did not lose sight of him; there was no one else in the Walk.</p>
<p>Police-cons table
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-114" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SOUTH</persName> </hi>, 420 F. At 4 a.m. on April 4 I was in Kensington Road. I saw prisoner running down Holland Walk in the direction of High Street. Hearing shouts I stopped him. He said, "I am just going home. I have been to Piccadilly, and have been sitting down on tine seat till I was cold. I aim only running to get warm." Prisoner was taken to where the woman was lying. She said he had assaulted her, and prisoner replied, "I went to her assist
<lb/>ance. "There was blood on his hands, to which I drew his attention. He again said, "I went to her assistance." I took him into custody, and he was charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm. In answer to the charge he said, "I saw the woman lying there and went to her assistance."</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-115" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MARTIN</persName> </hi>, 419 F, gave evidence that there was no one in Holland Walk at 1.30 a.m. when he was on duty there.,</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-116" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-116" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT MANNING</persName> </hi>, 90 F. On the morning of April 4 I passed through Holland Walk at 2.30, and again at 3.15. I saw absolutely nobody. I entered the Walk again at 4.10, and saw pri
<lb/>soner in the custody of Constables Edwards and South. I also saw prosecutrix, who was clinging to the railings. She seemed to be sober, but was very much injured; she was very dazed, and blood was flowing from her face. I remained with her while prisoner was conveyed to the station. The officers returned with the police ambulance, in which she was conveyed to the station, where she was seen by the divisional surgeon, who ordered her removal to the Kensington Infirmary.</p>
<p>In the absence of the divisional surgeon the Common Serjeant directed that evidence should be taken from Constables South and Edwards as to the woman's condition.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">SOUTH</hi> stated that prosecutrix's face was very much swollen and her body was swollen and bleeding. Apparently she had been kicked. She could not walk and her clothes were torn from her. The wounds did not appear to have been inflicted with a knife.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<persName id="t19090518-name-117" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-117" type="given" value="HAROLD"/>HAROLD MACEY</persName> </hi>, 315 F. On April 4, at a quarter to 4 a.m., I was on duty in Kensington High Street, and saw prisoner and prosecutrix standing talking together outside the "Star and Garter" at the junction of Earl's Court Road and Kensington Road. They went in the direction of Holland Walk. There was no one else about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-118" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-118" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-118" type="given" value="LYDIA"/>LYDIA SMITH</persName> </hi>, 43, Sirdar Road, Kensington. On the morning of April 4 I said good-bye to a friend at the corner of Earl's Court Road and crossed over to Holland Walk. As I was crossing the road from the "Star and Garter" prisoner caught hold of me round the arm. I said: "Do not catch hold of me, sir, I am going home." He continued to walk with mo to the second tree, when he hit me shocking with his hand, and I said. "Oh! good God," and fell down. I got up and he hit me again and knocked one senseless. He then stuffed a handkerchief in my mouth and kicked me in the ribs. After that he held on to the railings and danced on my chest. He also knocked out two of my teeth. He tore all the clothes off me. My purse fell to the ground and he picked it up and took out 5s., which be put into one of his pockets. I did not know the man; I had never seen him before in my life.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. It was a quarter to one when I left my friend at the corner of Earl's Court Road. It is not true that I had been knocked down and that you came to help me.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19090518-name-119" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-119" type="surname" value="JOYCE"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-119" type="given" value="EVA"/>EVA JOYCE</persName> </hi>. I live at 39, Phillimore Gardens. I remember the early morning of April 4. I heard screams about 10 minutes to two. The back windows of my room look straight into Holland Walk. I looked out and could just make out a woman on the other side of a tree. I saw a man running towards Kensington High Street. I am not able to identify anybody I saw. I thought I saw a man with light trousers standing by the tree, but that was when the police were there at four o'clock in the morning. The screams continued at intervals from two o'clock until four o'clock. I could not give exactly the time when I saw a man running away. I got out of bed four times; I could not rest. It was before three o'clock I saw the man running away, a long time after I first heard screams. When I looked out at four o'clock I saw lights and knew it was the police.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. I did not notice whether the man who ran away wore light trousers. I did not notice anything beyond the bare fact of his running away. When I saw the police there in the early morn
<lb/>ing there was someone standing by the tree who I thought had light trousers on.</p>
<p>Police-sergeant
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<persName id="t19090518-name-120" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-120" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOBBS</persName> </hi>, 25 F. On the morning of April 4 I was in charge of Kensington Police Station. I remember pris
<lb/>oner being brought in; also the woman. Her face was absolutely battered beyond recognition, and she could hardly talk. She was nearly naked; she had on one boot and one stocking, and just a piece of shirt across the shoulders. One of the policemen put his coat round her to cover her. A doctor was sent for. I searched prisoner and found on him this stiletto in a sheath. I took it from</p>
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<p>him. He said, "That has nothing to do with it." She made no complaint about having been robbed.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. McDonald (who had just been instructed on behalf of prisoner). Prosecutrix smelt of drink but she was in such a state it was impossible to tell whether she 'had been sober or not. Prisoner was wearing black trousers. He had on him £1 5s. 5d., including 10s. in gold, two half-crowns, four florins, and a sixpence.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-121" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-121" type="given" value="JOHN MEINRAD"/>JOHN MEINRAD SCHILCHER</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am a Bavarian, and have been in England 9 1/2 years. I am a baker, and at the time of this occurrence I had been in the employ of Messrs. Lyons, the caterers, for about 14 months. Before that I was 10 months with Mr. Wihitesell, and before that three years with the Cake and Biscuit Company of Clapton. On the night in question I had been to a sapper party. Before that I had something near 30s. in my pocket. I went into the "Windsor Castle," near Victoria Station, and changed a sovereign, and received in change a half-sovereign, two half-crowns, and other silver and copper. I caused inquiries to be made through the police as to whether or not that was the fact. I understand the police were told' that there had been a lot of changes amongst the ¡barmaids, and no one could remember by whom the change. was given. At the supper and concert I spent about 3s. in drink. After that I went up to Piccadilly to see someone but could not find him. From there I went as far as the Hippodrome, and from there I went up Tottenham Court Road. As I could not then get home by Tube or 'bus I walked to Notting Hill Gate, sat down by a tree in the Walk and fell asleep. When I woke up I walked fur
<lb/>ther along, and when within about 300 yards of High Street, Ken
<lb/>sington, I thought I heard some sounds. Looking round I saw a woman lying there. I could not tell whether she was unconscious or asleep, so I went over to her and shook her, seeing that she was in a poor state, her clothes being torn. She opened her eyes, and I asked her what she was doing there, end if anybody had done something to her. Then I took her by the arms and pulled her up. While I was pulling her up she seemed to say she had some pain at her back. She dug her finger nails in my hand making it bleed, and I suppose from the pain started screaming "Murder" and "Police 1" After a time I lifted her right up, and she then scratched my face, so I left her alone, and seeing a policeman I said to him, "There is a woman there who wants to be looked after." I stopped for a moment while the policeman walked towards the woman, and then walked away, as I thought she would be all right now she had got help. I then ran a bit because I felt cold from sitting by the tree. The constable at the gate came and asked me what was the matter, and I told him there was a woman up there. He said all right, he would walk up there. I went with him, and when we got to the woman she turned round and said, "That is the man who</p>
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<p>done it. "To that I replied," I went to her assistance. "I had nothing to do with the woman beyond assisting her. It was my own money that was found on me that I earned at Lyons'.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I do not know the "Star and Garter" at the corner of Earl's Court Road. I did not see the woman there; the constable is mistaken in saying that when I went to her assistance there was no one there besides myself. Her clothes were torn. I only went away when I saw the woman was being looked after by the police. Seeing the policeman standing down at the gate I ran to tell him about it. I ran also because I felt cold. I swear that I spoke to the police constable before I ran away. I did not hear the policeman I first saw call out "Stop." I swear that I spoke to Con
<lb/>stable Edwards before I was stopped by Constable South and brought back.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-122" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SUDBURY</persName> </hi>, P Division, stated that pris
<lb/>oner wrote from prison asking that inquiries should be made at the "Windsor Castle" as to his having changed a sovereign at that public-house on the night in question. Twelve barmaids are em
<lb/>ployed at the house, several of whom have since left. Inquiries also confirmed prisoner's story as to the supper and his employment by the Messrs. Lyons. Prisoner had a good character at all the places where he had been employed, and occupied a furnished room at 2s. a week at Springvale Terrace, West Kensington.</p>
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<p>Mr. Sands prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-125" type="given" value="WILLIAM KEMP"/>WILLIAM KEMP DUTT</persName> </hi>, Malva Road, Wandsworth. I keep a grocer's shop with an off-license. I recognise prisoner Long. I think I first saw him on the 13th of last month, between five and six in the evening. He came in for a loaf and a pennyworth of cheese, costing threepence. I put them on the counter for him, and he tendered in payment what appeared to be a two-shilling piece. When I took the piece up I could see what it was, and said to him, "We do not deal in 'duds' here," meaning that the coin was a bad one. The coin, had been tested previously, because it was bent round the edges as if it had been put into some machine. Prisoner said he had got it off me. I said, "No, you are wrong, old man," and I made the same remark as before that we did not deal in "duds." He picked it up, and after some hesitation walked out. From my place he went straight into. Davis's dairy. I watched him from my, shop door, from which I can look into the dairy.</p>
<p>To the Court. I can swear he is the man that came to me that afternoon. I think it was about a fortnight afterwards I saw him at the police court.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-126" type="given" value="JEANNIE"/>JEANNIE DAVIS</persName> </hi>, 31, St. Ann's Hill, Wandsworth. I help my brother, who keeps a dairy at No. 9. Mr. Dutt's shop is about 50 yards from the dairy. Prisoner Long came into my brother's shop</p>
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<p>about 20 minutes past five on April 13, as near as I can remember. He asked me for an egg, and I gave him an egg, the price of which is one penny, and he tendered a counterfeit florin in payment. I knew immediately it was bad; it was so light. I said to him, "Where did you get this from?" In reply he mumbled something I did not understand. I returned him the coin and asked for the egg back. I followed him to the door. He went in the direction of the "Two Brewers" at the corner of St. Ann's Hill. I saw the other prisoner at the opposite corner of the road. As prisoner Long left the shop I saw my brother pass, and pointed out the two men to him. Prisoner Bennett said at the time mentioned he was outside the "Crane," Wandsworth, where he used to wait for work.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-127" type="given" value="SAMUEL GARFITT"/>SAMUEL GARFITT DAVIS</persName> </hi>, proprietor of the dairy. On April 13 my sister pointed out the two prisoners to me and I followed them down the road. Long went into the "Two Brewers" and Bennett waited at the opposite corner. After Long had been in there two or three seconds Bennett crossed over to the public-house and pushed the door open. Long shortly afterwards emerged from the public-house and held out his hand to him, as if in the act of giving him change. I did not see anything pass between them. The two men then walked down the High Street, where they separated. Seeing a detective, I told him about Long trying to pass bad money. Long was then taken into custody, but Bennett was lost sight of among a number of people. On April 21 I was taken to Wandsworth Police Station, where I identified Bennett.</p>
<p>To prisoner Long. I did not see the coin. My sister told me you had tried to pass a bad coin on her.</p>
<p>To prisoner Bennett. I do not know the "Crane."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-128" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR MEASURES</persName> </hi>, barman at the "Two Brewers. "On April 13 prisoner Long came in about half-past five and asked for a glass of ale, costing one penny, in payment of which he offered me a counter
<lb/>feit two-shilling piece. I bent it between my fingers,. and as I was bending it he snatched it out of my hand, and prisoner Bennett opened the door to let him go through. Mr. Davis came in directly afterwards. I was taken to Wandsworth Police Station on April 21, where I identified prisoner Bennett as the man who had opened the door.</p>
<p>To prisoner Bennett. I do net know either the "Crane" or the "King's Arms." I have only been there a short time.</p>
<p>Detective
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<persName id="t19090518-name-129" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-129" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CROMPTON</persName> </hi>, V Division. In consequence of a communication made to me on April 13 by Mr. Davis I took Long into custody. I had previously seen Long in company with prisoner Bennett. I told Long I should take him into custody for knowingly uttering a counterfeit florin. He said, "You are late; there he goes; he has got it," pointing to prisoner Bennett, who was running along York Road. I did not know Bennett at the time, but eight days later I identified him as the man who was running away.</p>
<p>Detective
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<persName id="t19090518-name-130" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LORING</persName> </hi>, V Division. I arrested prisoner Bennett at 1.25 on April 21. I told him I was a police officer, and that he answered the description of a man wanted for being con
<lb/>cerned</p>
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<p>with Thomas Long, in custody, for (knowingly uttering a counterfeit florin at the "Two Brewers" public-house, and he would be taken to Wandsworth Police Station and put up for identifica
<lb/>tion. He said, "I know nothing about it." At the station he said, "It is hard lines bringing a hard-working man on this charge. Placed with eight other men he was identified by Detective Cromp
<lb/>ton, Samuel Davis, and Arthur Measures.</p>
<p>Recalled at the request of prisoner Bennett, witness said he had known Bennett for about four years, and had never known him do anything wrong before this. He was a man who would get up in the morning and endeavour to get work, and as far as witness knew sup
<lb/>ported himself by honest work.</p>
<p>Prisoner Bennett said he had never been in prison in his life, and had been through the South African War.</p>
<p>Prisoner Long stated that he had lived in the same town for over 30 years, and the detectives had known him for 20 years.</p>
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<p>Prisoner Long also stated that he had had 13 years' service with the colours.</p>
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<p>Sentence:
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<lb/>doch</persName>, his wife being then alive.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Stebbings prosecuted; Mr. George Elliott defended.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-151" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK PUSEY</persName> </hi>. I produce the certificate of marriage of Charles Alfred Lines and Clara Oakes in 1885.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I made various inquiries into the antecedents of the defendant. I find that prisoner and his wife lived together in Yorkshire from 1885 to 1895. I have learned that his wife was a woman addicted to drink and of loose character. In 1895 he went to Colne to look for work, and on his return found that his home had been broken up by the wife and sold. He came to London in 1896, and there in the name of Neville, his original name having been Lines, he obtained work with various firms, laundry engineers and others. In 1903 'he met the lady with whom he went through a form of marriage. At that time he had been in the employ of a firm of electrical engineers for 15 years. He has treated this woman very kindly and they have been very happy. After 1895 his wife became the mother of twins; she has had a number of children since he left her. I heard that it was rumoured in Burnley or the neighbourhood where she was living that she had died in her confinement of the twins. I have since learned that a woman named McKay, who knew the prisoner before he married the last lady, had been up in the neighbourhood making inquiries, the result of which she communi
<lb/>cated to defendant. She told him his wife was dead.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-152" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SIXMAN</persName> </hi>, 18, Woodside Place, Leeds, textile worker. I have known prisoner over 30 years. I was present at his first mar
<lb/>riage. I signed the register. As near as I can say prisoner lived with his wife 10 years. I saw his wife alive on May 9 last in Leeds. She had lived at more than one address there.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner worked in the same firm as myself. He was a thoroughly respectable man. Since 1885, as far as I know, he has not been back to the district and never seen his wife. I pass her place every day of my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-31-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>The Jury were of opinion that prisoner was under the impression that his wife was dead, and were directed by his Lordship to find a verdict of Not Guilty.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-32-offence-1 t19090518-cd-5"/>July 6, 1908</rs>, three pieces of cloth; on or about
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-32-offence-1 t19090518-cd-7"/>July 21, 1906</rs>, three pieces of cloth; on or about
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-32-offence-1 t19090518-cd-8"/>July 17, 1906</rs>, 13 pieces of cloth, in each case with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-32-19090518 t19090518-32-punishment-28"/>Judgment postponed till next Session.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-155" type="surname" value="LOW"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-33-offence-1 t19090518-name-155"/>Mary Low</persName>, his wife being then alive.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Egerton-Warburton prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-156" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-156" type="surname" value="LOW"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-156" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY LOW</persName> </hi>. I made the acquaintance of prisoner while I was in service a few doors from prisoner's shop in Mare Street, Hackney, about eight years ago; I used to go in and out and buy sweets and things. After I had known him three years he asked me if I would marry him, saying this wife died in Germany 11 years ago. We were married on May 3, 1903. I lived with him up to October last. He used to illtreat and abuse me, so I got my mother to make inquiries about this first wife, and we heard she was alive three years after we got married. From three months after we were married he treated me very badly. I have no children living. It is a falsehood that the proposal to marry him came from me; and that he told me he was not sure whether his first wife was living or not, and that I said, "Oh, that does not matter, we will risk it." He represented himself as a widower. When I found out that his wife was living he said he never married her at all, he only lived with her.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. You told me your wife had been dead 11 years. You told me you could not produce the certificate as she died in Germany. You said everybody could get married after seven years. I said if it was 20 it would not be legal. You did not say 16 years would be legal enough for you. I did not say I did not mind as long as we were happy after we were married. Your own son was there when you said she had been dead 11 years. (To the Judge.) The son is not here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-157" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-157" type="surname" value="DOUBLE"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-157" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA DOUBLE</persName> </hi>, 2, Belding Street, Bow. I am prisoner's sister. I was present in St. James's Church, Bethnal Green, on April 15, 1881, when the marriage took place between prisoner and the first wife.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-158" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, J Division. I arrested pris
<lb/>oner at Southend on May 8. When I read the warrant to him he said, "She knew all about it. I told her I had not seen my wife for 16 years. I kept a shop in Mare-Street, and she was a servant at the "Horse and Groom," and was popping in and out of the shop eight or nine times a day. She knew I was to receive compensation from the London County Council, and one day she told me she had heard I should get £1,000. She said, 'Why don't you get a house
<lb/>keeper or get married again. How would you like me for a wife; would not I do all right?'I said, 'I do feel lonely; I do not know whether my wife is alive or dead.' She said if she did not turn out to be dead it would not be legal. We got married six years ago; yesterday was the anniversary of our wedding. I have not seen my wife since young Bert was three years old. I want you to read this</p>
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<p>postcard. She had a child two years after I left her. "When charged he said, "I do not know anything about it. "I understood that to refer to the latter part of the charge, "the wife being then and now alive."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-159" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-159" type="surname" value="DOUBLE"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-159" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA DOUBLE</persName> </hi>, recalled. I do not know whether the first wife was alive in 1903. I have not seen her for 22 years. I did not know she was alive till the case came on. When my brother married again his son tried to find his mother but could not.</p>
<p>Judge Rentoul pointed out that there was an absence of proof that the prisoner knew that his wife was alive, and although the wife was in Court at that moment she could not be called. The Jury must say he was not guilty.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19090518-33-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-33-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>Not guilty</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Egerton-Warburton, for the prosecution, said in view of the verdict in the previous case he would offer no evidence against the defendant. He had no evidence to show that she knew her husband was alive when she married a second time.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19090518-34-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>Not guilty</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DOWNS</hi>, Reginald</persName>
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<interp inst="t19090518-35-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>; commit
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE MR</hi>.
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<p>(Thursday, May 20.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-36-19090518 t19090518-36-punishment-29"/>10 years' penal servitude</rs>.</p>
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<p>Thursday, May 20.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-37-offence-1 t19090518-name-168"/>Maurice Blood</persName>; both making false entries in and omitting to make entries in certain books and papers, to wit, the clients' ledgers and difference sheets, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-37-offence-1 t19090518-name-169"/>Maurice Blood</persName>, their master, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. George Elliott and Mr. Basil Watson prosecuted; Mr. C. F. Sill, K. C., and Mr. J. G. Pease defended Dealtry; Mr. Martin O'Connor defended Jenkins.</p>
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<p>Mr. George Elliott stated that having carefully considered this case, which related to Stock Exchange transactions and in which after process had been granted negotiations had been entered into by the prosecutor for a settlement of a civil character, he was satisfied it would be impossible to ask a jury to convict.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-38-offence-1 t19090518-name-172"/>Alice Collins</persName>;</rs> Marshall
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<interp inst="t19090518-38-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>stealing one purse and the sum of 16s., the goods and moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-38-offence-2 t19090518-name-173"/>Violet Maud Weston</persName>.</rs> Mr. H. Samuel prosecuted.
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<interp inst="t19090518-38-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>Marshall pleaded guilty.</rs> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-174" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Rochester Square, a boarding-house, kept by my mother. On April 25, 1909, Marshall (in the name of Mrs. Ford) and Steadman (in the name of Mrs. Maxwell) came and engaged two bedrooms and a sitting-room for a week, stating they had come from Bristol and their luggage was to follow. I had no refer
<lb/>ence. They remained two days, when they left without notice and without payment. My trunk was unlocked in an ante-room. I missed from it a belt, 50 seed pearls, a dress, card-case, three cur
<lb/>tains, four silver coins. When they had left I found the trunk empty and the rest of its contents scattered about the floor and under the bed in Marshall's bedroom.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-175" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BUTTERS</persName> </hi>. On May 5 I arrested Marshall at Hornsey Road. On May 6 I saw Steadman at Cardiff Town Hall, told her I was a police officer and should take her back to London for stealing articles from 15, Rochester Square, on April 27. She said, "I suppose I am as bad as Daisy. Although I did not take them out of the trunk, I carried the lace curtains out of the house pinned under my frock to Euston Station, where Daisy took them off and pawned them, I think, for 2s. 6d. She took away the frock and other articles." I brought her to London, she was charged and made no reply. I found belt and card-case produced at Mar
<lb/>shall's lodgings, 13, Duncan Terrace.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CADLEY</persName> </hi>, pawnbroker's assistant, 141, Euston Road. On April 27, 1909, I took in pledge three lace curtains (produced) from a woman in the name of Marshall for 3s.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-177" type="given" value="BESSIE"/>BESSIE STEADMAN</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath) said that on the Sunday, April 25, she was unwell and Marshall had taken her to her bed
<lb/>room to sleep, that she woke up and found all the things about the room; that Marshall had given her the curtains to carry, and had pinned them under her skirt, she intending being so ill to go to a hospital.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19090518-38-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Marshall was proved to have had nine convictions, including on February 9, 1904, two sentences of 20 months for larceny from rail
<lb/>way stations, and at North London in 1907 18 months for stealing a watch chain and other property; known to the police since July 27, 1899. Prisoner said that she had never had a chance.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-38-19090518 t19090518-38-punishment-31"/>Steadman was stated to have been in respectable employment, and was released on own recognisances in £10 to come up for judgment if called upon.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. J.H. Stanger prosecuted.</p>
<p>Inspector
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-179" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, New Scotland Yard. On March 29, 1909, about four p.m., I was with Sergeant Biggs in Bond Street, when I saw prisoner leave a lace shop, No. 11, Old Bond Street, carrying a small parcel, with another man (Ryndfelt). I followed them to Piccadilly, where I stopped them, and said to prisoner, We are police officers. We have reason to believe you are in pos
<lb/>session of a quantity of valuable lace which has been stolen outside the United Kingdom." Prisoner said. "Is it really stolen?" I took the parcel, which contained eight pieces of lace, two corresponding in design to the description received from the Italian authority of lace alleged to have been stolen. I took both men to the station. On the way prisoner said, "I bought the lace from Mr. Franco, of Le Valois Pene, Paris."—I understand that is a district in Paris. "He came to where I was living to 2, Rue Francais, and showed me some lace which he said the had for sale." When charged he said, "I did not know the lace was stolen. I know I did not steal it."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner may have said he got it from his brother. He told the magistrate he got the lace from his brother Felix. Ryndfelt was discharged, inquiries made by the police being satisfactory.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-180" type="given" value="RICHARD JAMES TUSHINGHAM"/>RICHARD JAMES TUSHINGHAM WOODVILLE</persName> </hi>, secretary to Melville and Ziffer, Venice, lace manufacturers. I identify eight pieces of lace produced as part of a quantity of lace stolen from my firm. (To the Judge.) We sell an enormous quantity of lace made in Venice, which is sent all over the world. One of the pieces is a design of which none has been sold; lace similar to other pieces had been sold. (To Mr. Stanger.) On December 12, 1908, pieces similar to those produced were made up in a parcel to be taken to an hotel in Venice, to be shown to a supposed customer. A man who purported to be a Brazilian asked to be shown Borano laces and that specimens should be sent to the hotel. I cannot identify the prisoner. We subsequently recovered a portion; the supposed customer went away with the rest, of the value of £300 or £400. Exhibit 2 is worth about £14; No. 3 about £100; No. 1, £76; they are marked of that value in francs, in plain figures. I identify the pieces produced as corresponding to the list of those sent to the hotel. (To the Judge.) We have sent similar pieces to different parts of the world, but the pieces shown to me all correspond with pieces sent to the hotel.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-181" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHAELES WILSON</persName> </hi>, assistant to G. E. Brabbington, 27, Wardour Street, pawnbroker. On March 29 prisoner pawned with me piece</p>
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<p>of lace, Exhibit 2, for 10s. He asked for 10s.; we asked him if he would care to have more, and he said that was all he wanted; the manager valued it at £5 to lend on.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-182" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL RYNDFELT</persName> </hi>, 47, Bolton Road, Shepherd's Bush, musician. I am a Dutchman. On Sunday, March 28, prisoner showed me lace, and asked if I knew somebody who would buy it—if I would show him some shops where he could sell the lace. I know prisoner's brother, who lives in Paris. Prisoner is a Dutchman. I have re
<lb/>ceived from prisoner's brother receipt produced for 1,750 francs paid for lace. On March 29 I took prisoner to Bond Street, was arrested with him, and was discharged by the magistrate.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-183" type="given" value="EUGENE"/>EUGENE COENAES</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). The charge of unlawful possession is untrue, because the lace was bought and paid for by my brother in Paris, and he had a receipt from the vendor. The chief of the police at Paris has been to my brother's office. I was not in possession of the lace beyond that I was carrying it for my brother. Mr. Woodville has said that the lace was entrusted to someone who ran away with it; that is not stealing in French law. My brother has four other pieces, and it is for Woodville to establish his right to it in Paris in a civil court.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-40-offence-1 t19090518-name-188"/>Arthur George Dixon</persName>; all receiving the said postal money order well knowing it to have been stolen; all forging and uttering knowing same to be forged a certain order for the payment of money, to wit, one postal money order for the payment of £2, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Sydney Davey and Mr. G. Tolly-Christie prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19090518-name-189" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-189" type="given" value="WILLIAM ARTHUR"/>WILLIAM ARTHUR CLIBBORN</persName> </hi>, clerk to Aldridges, 2, Upper St. Martin's Lane. On April 15, 1909, I obtained Post Office Order for £2 produced, payable to A. G. Dixon, which was posted to A. G. Dixon, Repository, 34, Harrow Road, at 4 p.m., there being enclosed with the order, paper produced: "Aldridges; William and Stewart Freeman," showing the name in which the order was sent. The envelope bore the name of my firm.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-190" type="surname" value="DIXON"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-190" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN DIXON</persName> </hi>, clerk to and nephew of A. G. Dixon, furniture remover, 34, Harrow Road. On April 15 I left the office at about 6.15 p.m. My cousin, Herbert Dixon, dealt with the letters which had arrived. The next morning I arrived at 9.10 a.m., opened the letter-box, and found a quantity of sticky substance in the box. I took the letters out—there was no letter from Aldridges. The letter
<lb/>box is accessible from the street, and is opened from the inside.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19090518-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-191" type="surname" value="DIXON"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-191" type="given" value="HERBERT JOHN"/>HERBERT JOHN DIXON</persName> </hi>, clerk to A. G. Dixon. On April 15 I left the office at about 6 p.m., after examining "the letters which had arrived. Among them was one from Aldridges to my father, A. G. Dixon, which I put back, unopened, into the letter-box, knowing it to</p>
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<p>be a private letter for him from Aldridges with regard to some harness my father had sold. I had telephoned Aldridges that morn
<lb/>ing, and they informed me the harness had fetched £2.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<persName id="t19090518-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-192" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT DUNN</persName> </hi>, 265 F. On the night of April 15-16 I was on duty in Praed Street. Between 1 and 2 a.m. I saw Johnson and Hillier (whom I knew by sight) with a third man, walking towards Edgware Road, about 400 yards from 34, Harrow Road. They went across Cambridge Place.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Johnson. Before the magistrate I swore to all three men, including Turner; I altered that afterwards. I took par
<lb/>ticular notice of Johnson.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-193" type="given" value="JAMES WILLIAM"/>JAMES WILLIAM HUTCHINS</persName> </hi>, postmaster, 2, Caird Street, Queen's Park. On April 16, at 4.30 p.m., Hillier presented P. O. order for £2 (produced) to my assistant, together with paper containing the name of the sender, "William and Stewart Freeman" (produced). I had received information, and I went round the counter, detained Hillier, and handed him to police officers, who were waiting outside the shop.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090518-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-194" type="surname" value="PEEK"/>
<interp inst="t19090518-name-194" type="given" value="LAWRENCE"/>LAWRENCE PEEK</persName> </hi>, 426 F. On April 16, from two to 4.30 p.m., I was in Caird Street At about four p.m. I saw the four prisoners come down the street together; the woman crossed the road; Johnson and Turner left Hillier, who went into the post office. Two minutes afterwards I assisted the last witness to detain Hillier.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Turner was there. Inspector
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<persName id="t19090518-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090518-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-195" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STOCK</persName> </hi>, X Division. On April 16, at 4.30 p.m., I saw the four prisoners in Caird Street, about 100 yards from the post office. They came up Third Avenue to the corner of Caird Street, where they stood in deep conversation. Turner then left the other three, walked to the corner of Second Avenue, and beck
<lb/>oned to the others, who came on towards the post office; the woman went to the other side of the road. I afterwards saw Johnson and Turner struggling with two officers. I arrested Staunton. I told her I should arrest her on suspicion of being concerned with the other men; she made no reply. I arrested Turner in First Avenue, about 80 yards from the post office.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Turner. I am quite sure you were with the others. I have known you by sight for some time. You were taken into custody within a minute; not four minutes elapsed from the time I first saw you until the arrest. I am sure you were the man I saw beckoning to the others.</p>
<p>(Friday, May 21.)</p>
<p>Detective
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-196" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH FENN</persName> </hi>. On April 16, about 4.30 p.m., I was in Mozart Street, when I saw three men standing outside the Caird Street Post Office looking at a piece of paper. Hillier left the other two and went into the post office. I saw the arm of a uniformed police officer waved from the door of the post office. I rushed up. John
<lb/>son struck at the officer who had Hillier in custody—I do not think he hit him. I held Hillier, and the other officer arrested Johnson.</p>
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<p>Hillier was violent for a little while, and, on being obliged to go quietly, he said, "Well, you seem to know something; I will go with you." The third man was some distance from me; I cannot swear at all that he was Turner. Stock arrested. Turner within my view on the other side of the road; I had not seen him previously; I did not see him do anything.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Johnson struck at the constable with the inten
<lb/>tion of rescuing Hillier.</p>
<p>Sergeant
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<lb/>oners were brought into Harrow Road Police Station. I showed them P.O.O. produced, and told them they would be charged with stealing and receiving the money order from, a letter box that morn
<lb/>ing. Johnson said, "You can do as you like." Hillier said, "I picked it up; I know nothing about it." Turner made no reply. Staunton gave her name as Murray. She said, "I went with the others to get a drink out of it." I then conveyed the four prisoners to Paddington Green Police Station, where they were charged. Johnson, Hillier, and Staunton made no reply; Turner said, "I know nothing about the case; I was not with the others."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not ask Turner, showing him the order, Is this your writing?" and on his saying "No." I did not ask him, "Whose is it—Hilliers?" and he did not say, "I do not know—it is not mine." Staunton said what I have stated.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-198" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JOHNSON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I never saw the P.O.O. until about 12.30 on the day of my arrest. I was at the corner of Chapel Street, Islington, waiting for Staunton, who lives with me, when Hillier met me and took this order in an envelope out of his pocket, said he had picked it up near Covent Garden Market, and asked me did I understand anything about it. I told him I did not. Staunton then came up and we went into a public-house. She went to get some marketings. We remained talking about the order and Hillier decided to go to the post office with it. He asked me to go with ham. Staunton returned and agreed to go with us. We got to Caird Street about four p.m. when it came on to rain; we went into a public-house, left Staunton there, and I and Hillier went to inquire where the post office was. Hillier then took it in. Turner knows nothing whatever about it. He was never in our company, and is an utter stranger to us.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was not with Hillier in Praed Street between two and three a.m. that morning. When I saw the order the name of "A. G. Dixon" was on it, just as it is now. Hillier said, "I will go to the post office and see what they say;" Hillier dad not agree to give me a part of it, but I daresay I should have had something out of it if he had changed it or got a reward for finding it. I know Aldridges. I saw the name of Aldridge on it, and I said to Hillier, "I bet you that is where it belongs to."</p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-199" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HILLIER</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On April 15, between four and five p.m., I met Johnson in Chapel Street, and afterwards went with my young woman to a music-hall at nine p.m., and after a drink at the public-house going straight home to bed. The next morning I got up between eight and nine a.m. and went to Covent Garden—I am a costermonger. Between 10 and 10.30 I picked up in Hart Street in the gutter a plain envelope containing order and printed paper produced. I cannot read much. I made my way home, and at 12 to one p.m. I saw Johnson, asked him if he knew anything about it; he said, "Not much." I asked him to have a drink; his young lady (Staunton) came up and had a drink with us; she went away and returned, and we all three went towards Harrow Road. It came on to rain; we went into a public-house, and at 4.30 we stood outside considering what to do. I said, "I will take it back to the post office." I went in and gave it to the young lady, who handed it to a gentleman, who took hold of me; in came a detective, and I was taken into custody. I had no chance of getting the money. Turner is an utter stranger to me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was in bed between one and two a.m. on April 16. I was not in Praed Street. I cannot read much. I saw the P. O. O. said "Post Office, Harrow Road," and I told Johnson I was going to take it back there. I did not go there to cash it at all. I did not ask for payment.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-200" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR TURNER</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I live at 192, Kensal Road. I have never seen the other prisoners 'before in my life. On April 16 I went with Archibald Brettell to look for a lodging. We saw a crowd running in the direction of the police station, and I ran in the same direction, and found the three prisoners in custody. The inspector who was holding the female prisoner handed her over to a railway servant and arrested me. I was not in Praed Street at two a.m. that morning.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had never seen the other prisoners—they were already in custody when I got up. The officers are greatly mistaken in saying that I was talking to them. I am a labourer. I went to see what was going on I have had nothing to do with this P.O.O. at all.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-201" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HILLIER</persName> </hi>, wife of prisoner Hillier. On Thursday evening April 15, I went with Hillier to a music-hall. We went to a public-house and got home at 12.15. My husband was in bed about one o'clock. He got up a little after eight the next morning and went out.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I can swear to the time. It was 4.35 when they went out; Brettell came back at 4.55.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-203" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BLAKE</persName> </hi>, carman and contractor. I have known Turner 15 years. He is a labourer who occasionally drives a van for me. I saw him on Friday, April 16, when he came to see me about a laundry job.</p>
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<p>
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<p>Verdict: Johnson and Hillier,
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<p>Eight previous convictions were proved against Johnson, including four years' penal servitude for larceny and receiving in October, 1901, convictions going back to November, 1888. A previous con
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<p>Sentence: Johnson,
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<p>On Friday, May 21, an official of the Church Army attended the Court and undertook to receive prisoner into their home at Notting Hill and find him work.
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<p>Mr. Douglas Knocker prosecuted; Mr. Purcell defended.</p>
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<persName id="t19090518-name-213" type="witnessName">
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<p>Cross-examined. I had. never seen either prisoner or the other man before. The man who came into the shop said he had dropped some money down the light hole by the front door. I was outside about a minute. When I saw prisoner he was coming out of the office, which is a room at the rear of the shop. I had to pass him to go into the office. He went out as quick as he could. I saw a man in Yeomanry uniform in the crowd; he handed the bag over to me.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The Yeomanry officer came up with the bag after I had given prisoner in charge to a policeman.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-214" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE THOMPSON</persName> </hi>, carman. On May 8, about two o'clock, I was in Marchmont Street, and saw prisoner running away with a brown, bag, which he threw into the doorway of Mr. Norton's paper shop. The "Cornwallis" is at the corner of Marchmont Street and Coram Street. The bag was picked up by an officer of the Imperial Yeo
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<p>Cross-examined. I had never seen prisoner before that day, but I am sure he is the man. He ran across the road to the "Corn
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<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner ran straight into me, and almost im
<lb/>mediately a crowd gathered round. I did not hear prisoner deny having stolen the cashbox.</p>
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<lb/>tions. Sentence,
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090518-44-offence-1 t19090518-cd-9"/>May 12, 1909</rs>, stealing five £5 noted and four railway tickets, the goods of
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<p>Mr. E. Boyd prosecuted; Mr. Purcell defended Marks; Mr. Harold Brandon, defended Myers.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-221" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY LAKE</persName> </hi>, 170, Alexandra Road, Plymouth. I have at present no occupation. On May 11 and 12 I was staying in London, and went to Newmarket races. I made bets on both days in the 5s. ring with a 'bookmaker named Jacobs. Myers was acting as signaller for Jacobs, and Marks was assisting Jacobs as book
<lb/>maker. On May 12 I won on the last race and Jacobs paid me £20 in gold. I carry a pocket-book, and produced it in the ring on both days. Prisoner were both near me when I was paid over the last transaction. Mr. Jacobs shook hands with me and said, "Good night," and prisoners raised their hats. I was accompanied by my We and a friend named Shobrook and his wife. We four then went to Newmarket Station and came back to Liverpool Street by the train timed to arrive at 7.35 p.m., but I think it was a bit late. On getting out of the train we walked up the slope into Bishopsgate Street, then turned past the Great Eastern Hotel into Liverpool Street, and so to Broad Street, where the omnibuses stand to take up passengers. While on the way to Broad Street. I noticed that the two accused were following us, accompanied by a young man in dark clothes" and an old man apparently between 60 and 70. From Broad Street it was our intention to go to Waterloo, and my wife</p>
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<p>and Mrs. Shobrook got on to a Waterloo 'bus. As I attempted to get on the 'bus I was prevented by the old man jumping on to the bottom step and seizing with his right-hand the rail of the staircase and with his left the rail of the 'bus. Feeling me pressing from behind he stooped as if paralysed, and the conductor helped him up. Next I was jammed against the back part of the 'bus, and felt my coat pulled so that it came open. As I got on to the 'bus Shobrook shouted to me, "Mr. Lake, have you lost your pocket
<lb/>book" I immediately put my hand into my pocket and said, "Yes, George, I have." Looking round I saw prisoners and the other young man running. I recognised them as men I had seen at Newmarket on that and the previous day. Mr. Shobrook and I chased them, but lost sight of them at the corner of Liverpool Street. I immediately complained to the police, and next day went to New
<lb/>market and identified prisoners as the men who had hustled me when my pocket-book was taken. They were arrested when they returned to Liverpool Street by detectives in waiting, and I signed the charge
<lb/>sheet at Bishopsgate Station.</p>
<p>To Mr. Purcell. I had seen Marks several times at Newmarket. Coming back the train was crowded with people who had been to the races. When I saw Marks at Newmarket on the 13th he was work
<lb/>ing about in just the same manner as before.</p>
<p>To Mr. Boyd. I recognised Marks by a scar on his face.</p>
<p>To Mr. Brandon. I do not know that Myers has been for seven years bookmaker to Marks. I had never bet with Jacobs before. I had no difficulty in getting my money, but I had to lay £12 to win £8. There was a considerable crush at Newmarket Station, but we had no difficulty in getting seats. I did not see prisoners near me at the barrier. I had previously seen Jacobs at Newbury races. There was nothing to arouse my suspicions in the old gentleman getting on to the 'bus. There was a considerable crowd in Liver
<lb/>pool Street. Though Shobrook and I ran after the three men we never really got close to them.</p>
<p>To Mr. Purcell. I watched the barrier at Liverpool Street Sta
<lb/>tion on the morning of May 13, but did not see Marks go through.</p>
<p>Re-examined. Just before the train arrived at Liverpool Street Station on the night of May 12 I counted the notes I had in my pocket-book and the gold in my purse. Prisoners were not in the carriage.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-222" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY POOLE</persName> </hi>, 689, City, proved a plan of the locality.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-223" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SHOBROOK</persName> </hi>, auctioneer, Plymouth. I went with Mr. Lake to Newmarket races on May 11 and 12. On the second day I put on some money for him with Mr. Jacobs. I noticed both prisoners in the 5s. ring each day. Mr. Lake brought out his pocket-book on several occasions and opened it. Both prisoners were present when Mr. Lake was paid the £20. When we left they were very polite and raised their hats. As we were coming: up the slope into Bishopsgate Street I turned and noticed the two prisoners, a young man and an old man following behind. As I turned the corner into Liverpool</p>
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<p>Street I again looked back, and to my surprise observed that the same four were following us. Altogether I looked back I should say four or five times. When the ladies got on to the 'bus I was. behind the rest of the party. I saw the old man I had seen walking behind us put his arm across the bus. He seemed to be staggering and a bit paralysed. The effect was to make it impossible for Mr. Lake to get on to the 'bus. I noticed the two prisoners and another young fellow crowding round and pressing up against Mr. Lake very tightly. Then I saw Marks deliberately put his hand across Mr. Lake's shoulder and take out this pocket-book, while the other two young fellows were keeping me back. Then all three made off, leaving the old man behind in the 'bus. I shouted-out to Lake, "Have you lost your pocket-book?" He said, "I have," and came off the steps as quickly as possible and he and I gave chase. I saw all three turn the corner into Liverpool Street, but when we got to the corner they had disappeared. I identified prisoners at New
<lb/>market on the following day. I saw Marks put his hand into the pocket of Mr. Lake and take out his pocket-book.</p>
<p>To Mr. Purcell. When I saw prisoners and the other two men coming up the slope they were, I should say, a dozen paces behind. There were no other passengers between us and them. I cannot ex
<lb/>plain why, having seen the pocket-book taken, I called to Mr. Lake, "Have you lost your pocket-book?"I was at the station the next morning with Lake and several detective officers, but did not see prisoners pass the barrier.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-224" type="given" value="ADA FLORENCE"/>ADA FLORENCE LAKE</persName> </hi>, wife of prosecutor, gave evidence as to ac
<lb/>companying her husband to Newmarket races on May 11 and 12. At Broad Street she and Mrs. Shobrook got on to the 'bus while it was still in motion. On the top of the 'bus witness turned expecting to find her husband coming up behind, but found he was standing behind an old gentleman who was holding on to the rails of the vehicle. Her husband, she thought, seemed to be endeavouring to keep the crowd back. The two prisoners and another were behind her husband. She did net see anything happen, but heard Shobrook call out. Then there was a confusion and the men disappeared. The old man had been pulled into the 'bus and no one else seemed to be getting in but a lady. Next morning witness identified prisoners on the racecourse at Newmarket.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-225" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT SHOBROOK</persName> </hi>, wife of the witness Shobrook, gave similar evidence. She had noticed prisoners in the ring, and had no diffi
<lb/>culty in identifying them. Looking down from the top of the bus at Broad Street she did not notice them doing anything, but saw three men run away and turn the corner into Liverpool Street pur
<lb/>sued by her husband and Mr. Lake.</p>
<p>(Friday, May 21.)</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-226" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BEECHET</persName> </hi>, City Police. On May 15 I received information, and in consequence proceeded to Liverpool Street Station, arriving about 6.15, and waiting till a train, came in</p>
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<p>at 6.35 from Newmarket. Marks got out of the train with several others. I saw no one else in that carriage. I went up and told him who I was, and that the would be arrested for stealing a pocket
<lb/>book and five £5 notes on the Wednesday previous, above five minutes to eight in Broad Street. He said, "You know me, Mr. Beechey, that is not my game; you know that." I took him to the station. He gave his address. I searched him; I found nothing on him connected with this case. Inspector Campbell gave me the information.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Purcell. I first told Marks I was a police officer. I knew him. I do not go to racecourses myself. The pro
<lb/>secutor was on the platform. I pointed him out. I put the pris
<lb/>oner in possession of all the facts, and then he said, "You know me; that is not my game." Nothing more was said to him at the station about the robbery; he was only formally charged. He said at the station, "My brother met me at the train on Wednesday night." I "have since seen the brother, who was at the Guildhall and gave evidence. The prisoner said he and his brother walked home together. I have no knowledge of any previous charge against Marks. I was at the station when the conductor of the omnibus on which Lake was getting was brought there. The prisoners were placed among eight others; the conductor looked along the row and was unable to identify anyone, and so he was not a witness at the Guildhall nor is he here to-day.</p>
<p>Detective
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-227" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BEARD</persName> </hi>, City Police. On the 15th inst., at about a quarter past six, I went to Liverpool Street Station. I waited about a quarter of an hour and saw a train in from Newmarket. I first saw Marks get out; I handed him over to Beechey; I went down and saw Myers; he was pointed out to me by Mr. Campbell and Mr. Shobrook. He got out of a different carriage. I said to Myers, "I am a police officer, and you will be arrested for stealing a pocket-book and five £5 notes." He said. "Well, I have not been out of the ring all day." I said, "This was last night, in New Broad Street, about eight o'clock." He said, "I was in 99 about that time." By 99 he meant 199, Bishopsgate Street, a public-house, the "White Horse," at the corner of Liverpool Street and Bishopsgate Street. He said nothing more then. There was a good deal of pushing, and I had difficulty in getting through the crowd with him, and nothing else was said until we got to the station, where he was formally charged; he repeated then that he was at 99. I am familiar with the East End. I shoud say from Gardner's Corner, Commercial Road, to Aldgate Church, is from 350 to 400 yards, as near as pos
<lb/>sible; it is generally reckoned a quarter of a mile, but I do not think it is quite so much. Walking from the exit of Liverpool Street Sta
<lb/>tion to Houndsditch you would pass 199.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Brandon. Myers gave me his correct ad
<lb/>dress at Liverpool Street Station, and denied the charge at once. He said on the platform that at the time of the alleged robbery he was in the 99. At the police station he told the same story; he repeated it and gave more explanation to some of the other officers</p>
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<p>than he did to me; I had to be moving about in other places; he may have said a great deal I did not hear. I found nothing on him relating to the charge. I know nothing against his character.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090518-name-228" type="given" value="LAZARUS"/>LAZARUS MARKS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I live at 73, Hertford Street, Mile End. H. Jacobs is my partner; he is a bookmaker of Tatter
<lb/>sail's. I have been working with (him, for 4 1/2 years, going to different racecourses with him. Before that I worked for my father, a whole sale clothier at Cutler Street, Houndsditch. On Wednesday, May 12, I went to Newmarket; my partner did not go that day; I went by myself. I was in the 5s. ring backing horses. I made bets with people that day. I do not remember seeing Mr. Lake at Newmarket on the Wednesday. I did not see him at Liverpool Street on the Thursday when I was arrested; I saw him at the police station. That was the first time to my knowledge that I bad seen him. On the Wednesday evening I came up by the 5.50 train, which is the only cheap train; a great many people came up by it, the train was full. My brother Simon met me at Liverpool Street; he lives with me in the same house. He was on the platform when the train came in. On the Thursday I met the policeman; my brother was there, too. On the Wednesday I and my brother crossed over the station and went up the steps and over a bridge and got out in Bishopsgate Street just opposite the fire station. I and my brother were alone. We walked to the right and got to the corner of Liver
<lb/>pool Street and walked over and got to Houndsditch. That was going right away from New Broad Street. Then we got on the top of a motor 'bus and went straight away borne. I did not at any time that evening go to Broad Street. The witnesses who have spoken to my being at the omnibus are mistaken. It is not true that it was. my hand that took the pocket book from Mr. Lake's pocket. I gave this explanation of my movements on the Wednesday evening when I was at the police station on the Thursday. What Beechey has said is substantially correct. I was brought before the magis
<lb/>trate on the Friday; the case was remanded till the Monday, and then my brother was called as a witness.</p>
<p>Cross-examined I have a scar on my face. I was wearing a bowler hat on May 12. I was at Newmarket in the 5s. ring on the Wednesday and also on the Tuesday. There was no racing there on the Monday—I was at Wye. I do not think there was any racing there the previous week. I go to every meeting at New
<lb/>market. I was there on the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. During the Tuesday and Wednesday I was not doing any kind of work for the other Mr. Jacobs. My partner is H. Jacobs; they call him "Jarvey" in Tattersall's. He was not at Newmarket. I know the Jacobs who was mentioned here yesterday as being at Newmarket; he is a different Jacobs. His name is Joe. Joe Jacobs and H. Jacobs are different persons. I saw Joe' Jacobs at Newmarket. He stands in one place; I must nave seen him fre
<lb/>quently</p>
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<p>on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I did not speak to him; I took no notice of him. He 19 a bookmaker; he was in the ring making a book; I was not near him. My back was to
<lb/>wards him; I stood on the rails. I did not see anybody making a bet with him all those three days, and I did not see Lake or Shobrook; they never saw me standing by them. When I came back from Newmarket my brother met me; he often came to meet me on the station. Our clothier's business is just opposite. My brother works for my father. He likes to know how I have got on and comes to meet me. I went straight home. He was with me at Newmarket on the Tuesday, not on the Thursday; he came to meet me on the Thursday. He does not always come to meet me. I go by the excursion train and take a £4 ticket for the meeting. On the Tuesday night my brother walked with me straight away home; we went up the slope, crossed to Liverpool Street, and straight across to Houndsditch. On the Wednesday night I came over the bridge. If Mr. Lake and Mr. Shobrook say I went up the slope on the Wednesday night they are liars. Mrs. Lake and Mrs. Sho
<lb/>brook did not see me from the top of the omnibus in Broad Street. I was never in Broad Street. They did not see me running away; I suffer from rheumatics. They might have seen me running about in the ring. On the Wednesday evening I and my brother saw our sisters by White Horse Lane and got off the motor 'bus. I never left, my brother after I met him until we got home; then he went out and I stayed at home. I did not slip away from him. I did not pass "Ninety-nine"; I went straight across to Hounds
<lb/>ditch. "Ninety-ninie" would be about 20 yards off. It was not a quarter to eight when I was at the corner of Liverpool Street; I was at White Horse Lane at eight; the road was up and I had to go round in the Wednesday I did not go to "Ninety-nine." I did not go far from it. On the Thursday Mr. Campbell came to me in the ring and said, "want you to show me someone in this ring. I do not think he is any good." I was in the 5s. ring all the week; I was on the rails, waiting for people to come across to back horses.</p>
<p>Re-examined. Campbell spoke to me before one o'clock; he has known me since I was a boy. He wanted me to point out someone to him. He did not say a word about any suspicion that I had been concerned in robbing someone. That was all the conversation I had with him until I got to Liverpool Street Station, where he pointed me out to Beechey. Campbell knew my name and address and all about me.</p>
<p>By the Court. Joe Jacobs does not bet as "Jarvey"; he bets in the name of Joe Jacobs. To a stranger he gives a ticket; if you are known he takes the name. I am not a bookmaker; my partner is. I am a sort of sleeping partner; I have 4s. in the £. I find part of the money. When I see a man make a big bet I run and tell my partner what the price is. I check the prices on the course. My partner keeps the book, and I post him up in the odds as they</p>
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