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<p>1909, JULY.</p>
<p>Vol. CLI. Part 398.</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>TRUSCOTT, MAYOR.</p>
<p>TENTH SESSION, HELD JULY 19TH, 1909, AND FOLLOWING DAYS.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE.</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORTHAND BY</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-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, OF THE INNER TEMPLE.</p>
<p>[Published by Annual Subscription. ]</p>
<p>LONDON: GEO. WALPOLE, PORTUGAL STREET BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN, W. 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 FOE 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 Monday, July 19th, 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 Right Hon. Lord
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALVERSTONE, </hi>Lord Chief Justice of England; Sir G. F.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIPS, </hi>Bart., G. C. I. E.; Sir Jam
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<hi rend="smallCaps">VANSITTART BOWATER, </hi>Kt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FULTON, </hi>Knight,
<hi rend="italic">K. C</hi>., Recorder of the said City; Sir F
<hi rend="smallCaps">K.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RENTOUL, </hi>K. C., Commissioner, His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<p>Sir
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<p>Sir
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR D. HANSELL, </hi>Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. W. CAPPER, </hi>Esq.</p>
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<p>1909.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TRUSCOTT, MAYOR. TENTH SESSION.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX GASES.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER.</hi> </p>
<p>(Monday, July 19.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner was stated to be a native of Lagos, West Africa, was a student in London, and had forged on a fellow student. He was recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-8-offence-1 t19090719-name-24"/>Benefit and Co., Limited</persName>, to the amount of ₤20.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-9-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>pleaded guilty</rs> </hi> of attempting to commit suicide.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner was stated to have, on June 9 last, attempted suicide sad been bound over at Bow Street, and had again repeated the offence on June 21.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-9-19090719 t19090719-9-punishment-9"/>12 months' imprisonment</rs>, second division.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-10-offence-1 t19090719-cd-1"/>March 27, 1909</rs>, stealing a postal packet, in the course of transmission by post, containing a postal order for the payment and of the value of 4
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<lb/>master-General</persName>, he being employed under the Post Office.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner was stated to have been of good character, to hats had a wife and four children, and to have been in extreme poverty</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-10-19090719 t19090719-10-punishment-10"/>Three months' imprisonment</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-11-offence-1 t19090719-name-29"/>Henry Joseph Wilson</persName> certain valuable securities, to wit, a banker's cheque for the payment and of tat value of ₤1 and a certain order for the payment of money, to tit, a Post Office money order for the payment and of the value of ₤2, in each case with intent to defraud</rs>.
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<interp inst="t19090719-11-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>Forging and uttering, taking the tame to be forged, a certain writing, to wit, a claim for repayment of income-tax, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<p>Prisoner was stated to be a clerk in holy orders and to hare com
<lb/>mitted a number of frauds 'by personating hit brother. Previous convictions: April 3, 1906, at this Court, 15 months for forgery; October 18, 1903, Ask Quarter Sessions, three years, watch stealing; October 14, 1902, Lewes, six months for fraud; September 8, 1903, it this Court, 12 months for forgery.</p>
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<p>Mr. W. M. Stuart prosecuted; Mr. George Elliott, K. C., and Mr. Huntly Jenkins defended.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-33" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ROBINSON, </persName> </hi>gasfitter and ironmonger. I have been in busi
<lb/>ness in partnership with the prisoner at 65, Fenchurch Street. On June 15, 1909, I went to the office, when assistant Herrick caught sold of me and twisted my arm. Prisoner came in with a police
<lb/>man. Prisoner punched me twice in the head, carried me to the door, punched me again, and threw me down, when I became un
<lb/>conscious. I was taken to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, where I re
<lb/>mained six days as an in-patient. I was not asked to leave the shop. The policeman was looking on.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am getting better now. I had not been to tat office for two years for fear of the prisoner's violence. I took the premises with prisoner on a two years' agreement and he has since obtained a 21 years' lease, dated July 16, 1908. Prisoner hat done that in fraud. Prisoner has robbed me of the business. Before ping to the office I reported it at the station and the policeman was sent on.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK PRYKE, </hi>878 City. On June 15, at 9. 46 am., I was ceiled in to 65, Fenchurch Street, to eject the last witness. The assistant said he wanted prosecutor outside. Pro
<lb/>secutor said, "I am a partner in the firm." Prisoner entered the shop, struck prosecutor two blows in the face, and said, "You are a partner in the firm, are you? I will give you partner." I said to prisoner, "Do not knock the old man about." He ceased striking him, and then gathered him up in his arms; they both struggled towards the door, and prisoner pushed him out, when he fell on the back of his head on the pavement and became unconscious. There are two steps from the doorway. I took the prosecutor to the hospital, where he was seen by the doctor and admitted. I then returned and charged prisoner with assaulting him, occasioning actual bodily harm.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. Prosecutor clung to the doorway and pulled several things down in the struggle. There were no marks on his face. Prisoner did not use greater violence than was necessary in getting him to the door, twit in pushing him out, considering the prisoner is a young man and prosecutor is an old man, unnecessary force was used. Prisoner lost control of himself.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK LEWIN, </hi>854, City. On June 15 I entered the shop and saw prisoner bodily carrying the prosecutor out. When he got to the door he released him, pushed him, and he fell on the pavement and became unconscious.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not think it necessary to interfere while the prosecutor was being carried out.</p>
<p>In reply to the Recorder, Mr. Elliott said he could not justify the assault.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES ROBINSON, </hi>164 N, son of the prosecutor. I knew that my father was going to the shop—not on my advice—and I went there. Prisoner spoke to me as he was going in and asked me how I was getting on. I knew my father was in failing health.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-34" type="given" value="ARTHUR CARLYLE"/>ARTHUR CARLYLE STURDY, </persName> </hi>house surgeon, St. Bartholomew's Hos
<lb/>pital. On June 15 prosecutor was admitted to the hospital suffering from rather severe concussion. He had a severe 'bruise at the back of the head, but no fracture. He was detained for six days as an in-patient. He is not likely to suffer permanent injury. There in no marks on the face.</p>
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<p>(Monday, July 19.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-13-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>pleaded guilty</rs> </hi> at the June Sessions (see page 217) of feloniously possessing a mould, on which was impressed the figure and apparent resemblance of the obverse and reverse sides of a florin,</rs> was brought up for judgment, and,
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<p>Mr. Wilkinson prosecuted; Mr. Huntly Jenkins defended. While Mr. Wilkinson was opening the case on the indictment for asking,
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<p>Mr. Wilkinson stated that prisoner, after committal, wrote a letter to the detective in the case, in consequence of which the detective obtained s Home Office order and went to see him in gaol. There, after being duly cautioned, prisoner stated to the detective that he had concealed the die in a passage behind his house.</p>
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<p>Mr. Huntly Jenkins said prisoner's excuse was that his wife had been ill for a very considerable time, and be himself, being an old man, bad got out of employment, and was then foolish enough to make these preparations for coining; but, in fact, he had never attempted to make one single counterfeit coin. Sentence,
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<p>Mr. Pickersgill, M. P., prosecuted.</p>
<p>Detective
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<p>said, "What do you want me for? " I replied, "I suspect you of having some counterfeit money in your possession." He said, "You have made a mistake; not me." I took him to the station. I found a counterfeit florin in his left vest pocket and the other nine coins wrapped in tissue paper were in the peak of his cap. He said, "I plead guilty to having them in my possession, but not to uttering them A man asked me to take ₤1 worth of silver for him and I took it. " He was charged, but made no reply to the charge.</p>
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<p>Nine previous convictions were proved.</p>
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<p>(Tuesday, July 20.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Livett stated that the offence alleged was manslaughter by neglect to provide proper medical attendance. The magistrate before whom prisoner was charged refused to commit. Under the circum
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<p>The Lord Chief Justice approved of this course, remarking that the evidence was wholly insufficient to justify putting prisoner upon his trial.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-22-offence-1 t19090719-name-54"/>Margaret Coster</persName>, and then violently and against her will felo
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<p>Mr. Wells Thatcher prosecuted; Mr. Purcell defended.</p>
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-name-56 t19090719-alias-1"/>Jack Hearne</rs> </hi> </persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. B. Henslowe Wellington prosecuted; Mr. J. H. Watts Mended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-57" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC WILLIAMS, </persName> </hi>licensee of the "Peartree, " Goold's Green. On May 31 (Whit Monday), between 10 and 10. 30 p.m., I was on the lawn in front of my premises; two or three hundred people were there. I saw prisoner and Charles Hearne apparently fighting Jack Hearne. I pulled Charles away, and, the fight being over, was talking to him, when prisoner rushed past me and struck at Jack with a belt. I closed with prisoner and got the belt from him. All the men had been drinking, but were sober. I had not seen the commencement of tat row. I saw Jack the next morning; he seemed then all right; at just came round to beg my pardon for the row.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I do not know that there were other fights going on in the grounds on this night. These men may have had an extra glass or two, being holiday time, but they were not ad drunk that I could not serve them; I do not suppose they were exactly sober.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-58" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HOLT</persName> </hi>said he was present at the fight between prisoner tad Jack Hearne; prisoner strode the first blow. Eventually Jack booked prisoner down; prisoner did not get up, saying that he was done. The fight was finished. Witness and Williams and Jack were afterwards talking together, when prisoner came up and struck Jack with a belt.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner and deceased were good friends up to tat time of this row. Both men had their coats off for the fight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090719-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-59" type="surname" value="RUTTER"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-59" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT RUTTER</persName> </hi>confirmed the story of the last two witnesses; the hitting with the belt was after the fight, and alter prisoner had admitted that Jack was the better man.</p>
<p>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LOUISA HEARNE, </hi>sister of deceased. About 10 on this night I saw prisoner with deceased; there was some kind of argument going on. I heard prisoner say to my brother, "I'll fight you, Jack"; both took their coats off and began to fight; after a few seconds they were separated. Then Jack came across and struck</p>
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<p>His younger brother Charles, and they started fighting; prisoner did not like the two brothers fighting, and he came up and hit Jack with a belt. The two men had always been good friends.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19090719-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090719-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-60" type="surname" value="HEARNE"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-60" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HEARNE</persName> </hi>gave a similar account of the fight.</p>
<p>Detective sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ROSE, </hi>X Division, deposed to arresting prisoner on June 16. On being told that he would be charged wish like manslaughter of Jack Hearne, " by striking him on the forehead with the buckle end of a belt prisoner replied, "All right, sir; I am sorry, but I don't know anything about the belt they say I struck him with. "</p>
<p>Detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">SYDNEY BEZ, </hi>Scotland Yard. On Jane 26 I saw prisoner at Haves Police Station. I told him I should charge him with the manslaughter of Jack Hearne; he said, "Not man
<lb/>slaughter; I am innocent; can I call witnesses; I did not knew anything about it till the next morning; he came round to our house the next morning and had two cups of tea; I was knocked about shamefully at the ' Pear Tree."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWARD</hi>J
<hi rend="smallCaps">OHN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PARROTT, </hi>surgeon at the Hayes and Harlington Cottage Hospital. I saw Jack Hearne on June 4; he was suffering from a septic wound over the left frontal eminence about three-eights of an inch long; he came to me daily for treatment for 10 or 12 days; then he wanted to go to work, and, as the wound was quite healthy, I told him he could do so. On the Tuesday before he died he complained to me of slight headache; three days later he was still suffering from headache; I sent him to the hospital; that might became violently delirious and eventually died unconscious. A blow with the buckle end of the belt produced would cause sees a wound as I saw. On the post-mortem examination I found that the wound had penetrated the outer table of the frontal bone; the table had become carious, and septic matter had become absorbed through the thin inner table and produced an abscess in the brain, which was the cause of death.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It is quite possible that the wound became septic from the occupation followed by deceased (that of a pig feeder).</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-61" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WEST</persName> </hi>(prisoner, on oath), described his fight with Jack Hearne; Hearne knocked him down two or three times; he lay as the ground for 10 minutes, and did not remember anything else. He was certain he did not use the belt. He and the deceased were good friends before and after this occurrence. Both had had s lot to drink; Hearne was the first Co quarrel and struck the first blow.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-62" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC WILLIAMS, </persName> </hi>recalled. I am sure that I took the belt frost prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-63" type="surname" value="WOODWARD,"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-63" type="given" value="MABEL"/>MABEL WOODWARD, </persName> </hi>sweetheart of the deceased man, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELIZA
<lb/>BETH DRISCOLL, </hi>mother of the prisoner, gave their version of tot occurrence, declaring that Hearne was the aggressor.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD CHIEF JUSTICE.</hi> </p>
<p>(Wednesday, July 21.)</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-24-offence-1 t19090719-name-65"/>Cassia Archer</persName> (also charged on Coroner's inquisition)</rs>,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-24-offence-2 t19090719-name-66"/>Benjamin Vander Luis</persName>, with attempt to murder him.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Graham-Campbell prosecuted; Mr. Wilfred Fordham defended.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090719-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-67" type="given" value="FREDERICK JOHN"/>FREDERICK JOHN VAUGHAN.</persName> </hi>I lived with Cissie Archer since Sep
<lb/>tember, 1906; she was about 24 years old. I last saw her alive about tea o'clock p.m. on July 7 at the entrance of the Victoria Hall, New Cat; at 12 o'clock that night I saw her body at St. George's Hospital. Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT HOOK, </hi>250 M. On July 3, about 4. 20 a.m., I saw prisoner in Tabard Street; he said he had accompanied a woman home to 2, Tabard Street the previous night, and when he awoke in the morning he found the room empty and his gold chain with a Kruger sovereign attached was missing; he said he could identify the woman. I want with him to No. 2, and he searched the place; he failed to identify anyone there; I referred him to the police
<lb/>station. He appeared to have been drinking heavily.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner was stupid and dated with drink.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BINGHAM, </hi>5 M. I was at Southwark Police Station on July 3; at 8 a.m. prisoner came in; and said "I want to report the loss of a 9-carat gold chain; I can't say where I lost it; I was drunk at the time; I remember conversing with a woman and arranging to go home with her somewhere in Tabard Street; I am not sure that I had the watch chain at that time; I cannot describe the woman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090719-name-68" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-68" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE KELLY.</persName> </hi>On the evening of July 3 I and Rose Watts met prisoner in Waterloo Road; he told us he had gone home with a girl on the previous night in Tabard Street, and given her 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the night, and that he had been robbed of his gold chain and two Kruger sovereigns; he said he would know the girl again, and would wait in London till he found her. On July 7, just after 11 p.m., I saw prisoner with deceased and another woman; they went into an oyster shop in the Waterloo Road. Just after I passed the shop I heard a report; turning round I taw the deceased running; outside Waterloo Hospital she fell down; she was bleeding from the nose.</p>
<p>Rose
<hi rend="smallCaps">WATTS</hi>confirmed the previous witness as to prisoner's state
<lb/>ments on July 3.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090719-name-69" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-69" type="surname" value="EDWARDS,"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-69" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH EDWARDS, </persName> </hi>after saying that on July 3 she met prisoner, and was told by him about the robbery, continued. On the evening of the 7th I again met prisoner, and we had several drinks together; he seemed very worried. Outside the "Glasshouse" in Waterloo Road we met Cissie Archer and Susanna Day. Archer said to prisoner. "Hallo, George! I've been looking for you." He said, "Yes, and I've been looking for you." They shook hands and eventually walked away, he having his right hand in her left; we all went into the "Glasshouse" and had drinks; I left prisoner and Archer in there.</p>
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<p>Ten minutes Alter I left I was in the Waterloo Road when I heard a "bang"; then I saw prisoner in charge of two constables.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090719-name-70" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-70" type="surname" value="DAY"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-70" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH DAY.</persName> </hi>I was with the last witness in the "Glasshouse" After Edwards had gone Archer said she was hungry; prisoner said, "Let us go and have something to eat, " and we went to the sausage shop. Prisoner and Archer walked hand in hand. In the shop pri
<lb/>soner asked her to take him home where she took him on Friday night, and she said she would. We left that shop and walked towards the oyster stall; there Archer told prisoner she would like a crab. Prisoner said to me, "Be off, missus, we don't want your company. " I said "All right, " and left them; almost immediately I heard s beng.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner and Archer seemed quite friendly; he kissed her, and they were hand in hand together. I did not hear him say anything to her about his chain.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN BOUSTEAD</hi>produced two photographs; and Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ALLEN, </hi>L Division, produced a plan to scale, showing the position of the oyster shop, the hospital, etc.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19090719-name-71" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-71" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL VANDERSLUIS.</persName> </hi>I keep an oyster bar at 63, Waterloo Road with my brother Benjamin. On the night of July 7, as I was cross
<lb/>ing the road to go to my shop I heard a loud report; I saw prisoner with a pistol in his hand; my brother cried out that he was shot; with a stick I had I hit prisoner's wrist to try to knock the pistol away, hut did not succeed. I saw Archer running. I struck at pri
<lb/>soner several times; eventually help came and he was secured.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner had been to the shop daily for some time before, and had told me about his having been robbed. He has been steadily drinking. On the 7th he had a very peculiar dazed look.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-72" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-72" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN VANDERSLUIS.</persName> </hi>On July 7 prisoner came into my shop with Archer and another woman. Archer asked for a crab; she leaned over the board outside the shop as far as she could, and in so doing dropped the crab; she made to come round the recess to feel the weight of the crab; as soon as she moved I felt like the touch of a thunderbolt hit my hand, and I ran inside. I did not see anything in prisoner's hand. I misted the woman all at once. I believe prisoner was right behind the woman. I was taken to the hospital, and next day a bullet was extracted from my wrist.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had never had any sort of quarrel with pri
<lb/>soner; the woman was between me and prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090719-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-73" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE LUMPTON.</persName> </hi>I was near the oyster shop on this night, when I heard two pistol shots. I saw prisoner with a revolver in his hand; I closed with him and held him till she police came.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090719-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-74" type="surname" value="KEATING,"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-74" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED KEATING, </persName> </hi>who was standing on the steps of the hospital, spoke to hearing two reports and seeing the prisoner with the re
<lb/>volver.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR LOUGH, </hi>247 L. On this night I was on duty about opposite the oyster shop. I heard two loud reports, and saw Archer running away. Prisoner was holding a pistol in his right hand. I rushed across the road and seized prisoner. On the way to the station prisoner said, "I only wanted to shoot the two women;</p>
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<p>they lobbed me the other night; I hope I have not shot anyone else." The pistol produced is the one prisoner was holding.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM REED, </hi>187 L, spoke to taking Archer into the hospital.</p>
<p>Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">SYDNEY BUTTON, </hi>L Division. I was on duty at Kenning
<lb/>ton Road Police Station when prisoner was brought in just alter mid
<lb/>night of July 7; he appeared quite calm and collected; he smelt of drink; he had a wound on the left side of his head. I told prisoner that the woman he shot in Waterloo Road was dead; he was about to speak, and I cautioned him; he then said, "She robbed me at Tabard Street. last Friday; I met the two women to-night; we went and had sausages; I want(ed) to shoot the two women, and when I came out I fired at them."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner had a peculiar dazed appearance.
<hi rend="smallCaps">EVEREST</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAVALLE, </hi>Divisional Surgeon, said that he saw the prisoner about 12. 15 a.m. on July 8. Prisoner's manner was calm and col
<lb/>lected, but he was in a dated condition, and under the influence of drink; he had a slight cut on the scalp; this might have been caused by the blow from Vandersluis's stick. Witness assisted at the post
<lb/>mortem examination of Archer; the cause of death was hemorrhage from a bullet wound of the lung.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner's appearance was consistent with his string being continually under the influence of drink for six weeks.</p>
<p>Detective Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM EUSTACE, </hi>L Division. On my read
<lb/>ing over to prisoner the charges (murder of Archer and attempted murder of Vandersluis) he said, "I did not intend to shoot the man; it was jammed." On examining the revolver (a Browning pistol) I found it was jammed with an empty cartridge. I went to the room at which prisoner had been staying at the "Trafalgar Hotel, " York Road; there I found a travelling trunk and portmanteau. In the trunk were two boxes containing 41 cartridges; a licence issued in South Africa to possess a Browning pistol; a naturalisation paper issued at Johannesburg; and some discharges showing that prisoner had worked in the merchant service as a fireman.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. There ware 19 discharges, some marked "good, " some "very good? " none "bad"; there were also several characters from engineers of vessels. Prisoner arrived in England on May 18, and since that time had been continually under the influence of drink. Prisoner had on him a watch, no chain.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES SAVAGE, </persName> </hi>manager of the "Trafalgar Hotel, " said test prisoner occupied a room there from July 3 to the morning of the 7th. On the evening of she 7th he handed witness ₤9 to take care of; he was then partly drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM EUSTACE, </persName> </hi>recalled. On prisoner's arrival in England ha pet ₤50 into the Post Office Savings bank; this was drawn out in five sums of ₤10, the last on July 6.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWARD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CHURCHILL, </hi>8, Agar Street, Strand, rifle expert, described the mechanism of the revolver produced; fully loaded it would hold eight cartridges.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-77" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BURETTA, </persName> </hi>a waiter at the sausage shop, deposed that on the evening of the 7th prisoner came there with Archer and another woman; they seemed quite friendly.</p>
<p>Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ADRIAN F. WILSON, </hi>St. Thomas's Hospital. The body of Archer was Brought to the hospital about half-past 11 on July7; she had been dead not more than a few minutes. Vandersluis was also brought in; he had a bullet wound in the left wrist; the bullet has been extracted; he is progressing favourable and is in no danger.</p>
<p>Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT S. TREVOR, </hi>lecturer on pathology at St. George's Hos
<lb/>pital, spoke to the postmortem examination of the deceased; the cause of death was hemorrhage from a bullet wound penetrating the root of the right lung.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate. "I reserve my defence, and cell no witnesses here; I plead not guilty. "</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-25-offence-1 t19090719-name-79"/>Annie Lydia Fletcher</persName>.</rs> Mr. Travers Humphreys and Mr. Bigham prosecuted; Mr. David White and Mr. Sydney E. Williams defended.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">P. C. SPENCER, </hi>194 A, proved a plan used in the case; Detectors
<hi rend="smallCaps">BOUSFIELD</hi>proved some photographs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-80" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-80" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA ROBBINS, </persName> </hi>21, Prospect Road, Child's Hill. Prisoner cam to lodge with me on June 9. On the 15th he went to work at usual in the early morning, and came back between 5. 30 and six; he then washed and brushed himself; later he asked me for a needle and thread to mend his trousers; he went to bed about 10. Next morning he left about six o'clock; I did not see him after that.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner was very quiet and well-behaved while he stayed with us.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-81" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BELL, </persName> </hi>timekeeper to the Hempstead Garden Estate, Golder's Hill. Prisoner worked on the estate on June 12 and 14. On the 16th he asked for his money, saying that he had got a better job at Whitbread's bottling factory at Willesden. I gave him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., sad he left at nine in the morning. To get to Whitbread's he would pass the end of Pound Lane, Willesden.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner seemed a quiet reserved man, and did not associate much with the other workmen.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RAWLING, </persName> </hi>tram conductor. On June 15 I was going on my tramcar from Willesden Green towards Edgware. About 2. 20 p.m., a man and a little girl got on to the car at Willesden Green; they sat on the top. On my collecting fares the man asked for two threepenny tickets; he had his arm round the girl's neck. At Crickle
<lb/>wood corner when I again went on top the two were in the same posi
<lb/>tion. They left the car about 2. 50 just by Goldbeater's Lodge. On June 19 I identified the dead body of Annie Lydia Fletcher as that of the girl I speak of; I cannot identify the prisoner as the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-83" type="given" value="JOHN HOWARD"/>JOHN HOWARD FRAMPTON, </persName> </hi>driver of the tramcar, corroborated Raw- ling. Witness identified both the girl and the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-84" type="given" value="EMMA ELIZABETH"/>EMMA ELIZABETH BROWN, </persName> </hi>4, Balmoral Road, Willesden Green. In October, 1906, I adopted the little girl Fletcher and she lived with me till June last. Daring the past two years she went to school in Pound Lane with my little boy aged five. On Jane 15 she went with him to school in the morning; she came back for dinner about half
<lb/>past 12 and went to school again about 10 past one. My boy came home at a quarter to five without the girl and I went to the police station at six o'clock. The clothes now produced are those worn by the girl on that day; they were all clean and in good order when she left home. I have never seen prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BROWN, </hi>the little son of the last witness, said that he and Fletcher had got to the entrance of the school when the girl told him she was going to blow her nose and ran away from him behind the bushes; then she said good-bye to him. He went to look for her but could not find her, so he went in to school alone. He never saw prisoner.</p>
<p>P. C.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES BATTERSBY, </hi>405 X. In the early morning of June 19 I was on duty in Cricklewood and saw prisoner loitering about; I saw him go into three empty (partly built) houses; on my going to
<lb/>wards him he ran away; I followed and eventually caught him and took him to the station on a charge of loitering. Later in the morn
<lb/>ing when I had charge of him to take him before the magistrates he said to me, "I want to confess that I murdered a little girl at Edg
<lb/>ware on Tuesday afternoon." I then handed him over to Detective Tritton. I did not know the man at all. Nothing was known up to then of the disappearance of the girl Fletcher, except by the police.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM DOWNING, </hi>9 X, who was on duty at Willesden Green Police Station, and took the charge (of loitering) said that prisoner gave the name of John Westwood, no fixed abode, labourer; he was perfectly sober, and cool and collected.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">TRITTON, </hi>X Division. On the night of Jane 15 I was at the station when Mrs. Brown came to report the disappear
<lb/>ance of the child; a search was instituted, with no result. On the morning of the 19th when prisoner was brought in on the charge of loitering and gave the name of Westwood, I asked him why he had gives that name, as I had known him previously as Burgess; he made no reply. A little later, on what Batters by told me, I again saw pri
<lb/>soner, and, after being cautioned, he said: "I want to make a con
<lb/>fession. On Tuesday I took a little girl from a field near Round
<lb/>wood Park. I took her on the tram to Edgware and into a field behind the stack. I murdered her; I stabbed her with my knife; I got her behind a stack. The knife was this knife, " which he pro
<lb/>duced. "She wore a straw hat with a band on it. " I showed him a piece of stuff that had been handed to me by Mrs. Brown; he said, "That is the sort of dress the girl was wearing. It was about half
<lb/>past two when I took her away. It was near the brook. I put her into it" Later in the day I was present when the body was taken from the Edgware brook. (Witness produced the clothing found on the body and floating in the brook; these were the articles identified by Mrs. Brown.) While taking prisoner to the station he made this</p>
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<p>further statement: "I went to Watford on Wednesday and east back on Thursday and looked into the brook as I came along, to make sure the girl was there and she was still lying where I left her is the water."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Until prisoner made the confession we did not know that he had killed the child; it was on his information that we found the body.</p>
<p>Detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">JACK PIPE, </hi>X Division. On being charged with the murder prisoner said, "I choked her with a piece of my muffler, then stabbed her; I laid my coat under her because the grass was wet and f—d her; the blood on my coat was from her. "</p>
<p>Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CECIL W. COOKE, </hi>divisional surgeon, described the condition of the child's body, which was consistent with prisoner's statements, ex
<lb/>cept that there were no evidences of outrage. There were some marks of strangulation, nine wounds about the neck, twenty about the heart. The pocket-knife produced (handed to the police by prisoner) could have caused the wounds. The cause of death was hemorrhage.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. This is an extraordinary and abnormal crime, and points to the murderer not being in his right mind; it was pro
<lb/>bably a case of lust-murder, or Sadism.</p>
<p>For the prisoner, Mr. White called</p>
<p>Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">DYER, </hi>medical officer of Brixton Prison, who said he had had prisoner under observation since June 7 and had also knows hut in
<hi rend="smallCaps">1906</hi>as an inmate of Dartmoor Prison. Witness's opinion was that prisoner was of a low mental state and that at the time of the murder he was suddenly seized with a fit of violently uncontrollable passion, due to chronic mental enfeeblement, and did not know or appreciate the nature and quality of his actions.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE</hi>
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<p>(Wednesday, July 21.)</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-29-offence-1 t19090719-name-94"/>William Seville</persName> one hindquarter of beef and from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-29-offence-1 t19090719-name-95"/>Charles Howard Bines</persName> one hindquarter of beef, in each case with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Leycester prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SAVILL, </persName> </hi>scalesman to Grimaldi and Martin, 92 and 93, Central Meat Market, meat salesmen. On May 14, at four a.m., G. S. Miller and Sons, of Wandsworth Common, purchased seven or eight hindquarters of beef. They usually tend their own men for their beef. At about 4. 45 a.m. prisoner, whom I knew very well as a licensed porter, said, "I want one of the hindquarters for Miller." I said, "Are you from Miller? " He said, "Yes." I said, ''Are you sure? " I then delivered to him a hindquarter of beef, value ₤5. At about eight a.m. I taw Miller's own man and went to look for prisoner, but could not find him. On Wednesday, May 19, I saw him in St. John Street. He said, "I near they want me for having a quarter of beef out of your shop? " I said, "Yes, you had better come and see my governor." He came into the shop and saw Mr. Martin, who asked him what he had done with the hindquarter and who had tent him for it. He said, "A tall, dark man sent me for it, " and that he had put it in a van standing out
<lb/>side the "Triangle Hotel, " which is a coffee house in the market. He said he had never seen the man before, but he would try and find him. The next day the came to the shop and said he had been unable to find him.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. I said that Mr. Miller was a tall, dark man. Miller had nothing to do with the buying.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE CROWHURST, </hi>buyer for J. S. Miller and Sons, meat contractors, Wandsworth Common, and King Street, Snow Hill. On May 14 I bought of Grimaldi and Martin four hindquarters of beef and other beef. I sent our own men for it. Prisoner was not working for me, nor authorised to receive it. Mr. Miller never gets to the market till nine or 9. 30.</p>
<p>Camas
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOWARD BINES, </hi>scalesman to Fitler and Kilby, 134, Cen
<lb/>tral Meat Market, meat salesmen. On May 27, at about 5. 30 a.m., Ainslie, a butcher, of Enfield, purchased six hindquarters of beef. His meat carrier is John Ward. At 6. 30 a.m. two porters who are generally employed by Ward took away four hindquarters. Prisoner, whom I knew as a porter, shortly afterwards came in. I said, "Who are you on fort? " He said, "Ainslie." I asked him whether he was working for Jack Ward. He said, "Yes." I said, "Are you</p>
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<p>Regular? " He said, "No; I am doing a bit of odd." Believing what he said, I let him take away one of the remaining hindquarters, value ₤4 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I afterwards saw Ward and applied for a warrant I have known prisoner for years and am sure he is the man.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES BAILEY, </persName> </hi>cutter for Filler and Kilby. On May 27 I helped load the prisoner with a hindquarter of beef. I have no doubt he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-98" type="surname" value="PERFECT,"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-98" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PERFECT, </persName> </hi>foreman to John Ward, meat carrier, Central Markets. We do meat-carrying for Ainslie. On May 27 I received instructions and sent two porters for six hindquarters to Fitter and Kilby's. They only got five. I did not employ prisoner. He had no authority to get the meat and he did not bring it to me.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. I have known you as a porter for 12 years; I have never employed you.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BETTERIDGE, </hi>City Police. On May 27 I received information in respect of Fitler and Kilby's case and kept observa
<lb/>tion at 15, Askew Street, Well Street, Hackney, which I undertook was prisoner's address, and also at the Meat Market. I saw nothing of prisoner till June 30, when I saw him in Mare Street, Hackney
<hi rend="smallCaps">, </hi>going into a public-house with three other men. I said to him, "Medcraft, you know what I want you for? " He said, "Yes, for a quarter of beef from Grimaldi's." I said to him, "Come outside" We came out into the street and I said, "I do not want yon for Grimaldi's matter. I hold a warrant for your arrest for obtaining a quarter of beef from Fitler and Kilby on May 27 last." He said, "I don't know anything about it." I said, "You have been away from the market since this affair." He said, "Yes. Mr. Grimaldi told me I should lose my badge, so I threw it away and sold my smock. I went to Epsom during Derby week. Since then I have done no work except holding horse's heads, or anything I could get. He was taken to Snow Hill police-station; the warrant was read to him. He said, "I don't know that I was in the market that day. " He was before the magistrate on July 1 when Bines identified him.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN STEWART, </hi>City Police. On July 6 I re
<lb/>ceived a message from the prisoner and saw him with Detective Bet
<lb/>teridge. I said, "What do you want to say to me? What you say to me I shall very likely use upstairs." He said, "A man named Chris Friend asked me to go to the shop of Fitler and Kilby for a quarter of beef. I do not know the number of his badge, but he lives Homerton way. He told me to say "Ward"—they knew him, but they would not know me. I went and fetched it out for him, banded it to him, and at night I saw him, and he gave me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. " I have since found Friend, and he is here. There is only one Chris Friend who is known as a porter at Smithfield Market.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-99" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER"/>CHRISTOPHER FRIEND, </persName> </hi>licensed porter, Smithfield Market. I have known the prisoner for about six years. I never asked him to get a hindquarter of beef from Fitler and Kilby on May 27. I have never given him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I know nothing about it. The payment for carry
<lb/>ing a quarter of beef to a cart would be 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. To Prisoner. I never asked you to get the beef nor paid von 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIMMONDS, </hi>tailor, said prisoner bore a fairly good charac
<lb/>ter and he bad supplied him with clothes, for which he had paid.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALLACE, </hi>Henry (38, coachman)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-101" type="surname" value="NUTTING"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-30-offence-1 t19090719-name-101"/>Mary Jane Nutting</persName>, his wife being then alive.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Wilshire prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090719-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-102" type="surname" value="DOBSON,"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DOBSON, </persName> </hi>90, Ironmonger Row, St. Luke's, general dealer. My sister, Ann Dobson, married prisoner in 1893. The certificate of May 21. 1903, would be the date. They lived together about five years. Prisoner was a printer. My sister, was ill-treated; she went into Highgate Infirmary and prisoner took the children away and went to live in Kentish Town; they separated about 1896. My sister saw prisoner in 1902. I went with her to Hollington Street, Highgate New Town, to see her boys; we took toys and sweets, and we saw her little boys and gave them the sweets. The prisoner came cut of the door and snatched them away and trod on them; he told me if I came there again with my sister he would have me locked up. My sister is alive and outside the Court.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONAGHAN, </hi>Y Division. I produce copy certificate of the marriage at St. Paul's, Clerkenwell Green, of Mary Ann Dobson and Henry Wallace, and certificate of the marriage of Henry Wal
<lb/>lace with Mary Jane Nutting on August 4, 1903. I have compared the copy certificates with the originals and they are correct. Prisoner has since been living with Nutting. He is a coachman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090719-name-103" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-103" type="surname" value="NUTTING,"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-103" type="given" value="MARY JANE"/>MARY JANE NUTTING, </persName> </hi>52, Pilling Road, Upper Holloway. I was married to prisoner on August 4, 1903, having known him about 12 months. I had been a widow eight years. I lived with prisoner until May 28, 1909, when he knocked me about. He then left me and went to his mother's. I have been knocked about by the pris
<lb/>oner for four years at different times. He drinks heavily. I have one child by him. I had no improper relations with prisoner before marriage. I did not ask him to marry me—he asked me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I never bought the wedding ring or paid for the marriage fee, or told prisoner to get married to me, and let other people mind their own business.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">HAMILTON READ, </hi>Y Division. I arrested prisoner on June 21 at 7. 30 a.m., as he was working in a coach yard at Hamp
<lb/>stead. I believe the second wife applied for the warrant When charged prisoner said, "I thought my first wife was dead. I have not seen her for 12 years."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090719-name-104" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-104" type="surname" value="NUTTING,"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-104" type="given" value="MARY JANE"/>MARY JANE NUTTING, </persName> </hi>recalled. Two or three years ago I heard that prisoner's wife was living; I accused him of it and said his mother had said so. He denied it, said his mother was an old liar; his wife wag dead and buried. I gave information. I went to the police court and got a separation and then I went to his wife's brother in Ironmonger Row, and he took me to the wife.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's statement. I have got nothing to say. It is 12 years or longer since I last saw my wife.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-30-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-30-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>. Sentence,
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<interp inst="t19090719-30-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-30-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COMMON SERUEANT.</hi> </p>
<p>(Wednesday, July 21.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-31-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>pleaded guilty</rs> </hi> of breaking and entering a certain place of Divine worship—to wit, Shirley Hall, and stealing therein two communion cups and one bottle containing wine, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-31-offence-1 t19090719-name-106"/>Richard Collins</persName> and others, trustees of the said Shirley Hall.</rs> </p>
<p>There are previous convictions.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-32-offence-1 t19090719-name-108"/>Herbert Lauga Shelton</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-32-19090719 t19090719-32-punishment-33"/>Prisoner was released on his own reognisances in ₤25, sad these of his brother, Frederick Garnets, in a like amount, to come up for judgment if called upon.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DEVILLE, </hi>Jacques (45, agent)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-33-offence-1 t19090719-name-110"/>Robert Beeston Walter</persName>, one pair of earrings, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Goodman prosecuted; Mr. Tully-Christie defended.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090719-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-111" type="surname" value="WALTER"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-111" type="given" value="ROBERT BEESTON"/>ROBERT BEESTON WALTER</persName> </hi>(Messrs. Thomas and Robert Walter, pawnbrokers, 51, City Road, E. C.). I got to know defendant in 1898, when he was introduced to me by a customer whom I have known for 25 years. I had transactions with prisoner in 1898 and 1907. He called upon me early in January in the present year and represented that he had a friend coming from Paris who wished to buy a pair of single stone diamond earrings for his wife, the price to be approximately ₤120. I bad not any in stock just the size he wanted, and he asked me if I could get in a selection for him to see. In all I showed him five pairs. This would be a few days previously to January 15. He selected one pair, which he said he thought would answer the purpose of the value of ₤137 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and it was arranged that he should telephone to me to make an appoint
<lb/>ment. He subsequently telephoned that his friend was to be at his flat on Friday, January 15, at 12 o'clock, and the suggestion was made that I should be there a little before 12 to see which of the two pairs should be shown to his friend. I kept the appointment at prisoner's flat, Cleveland Mansions, 14, Albion Avenue, Maids Vale. After some little time there was a knock at the door. Prisoner went outside to open it, and brought into the room a woman, saying, This is the wife of my friend. She has come to say that her husband cannot keep the appointment, but will be here later." She left to</p>
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<p>visit, as prisoner said, a French lady who lives opposite, and re
<lb/>turned in a quarter of an hour or 20 minutes. I waited on for some time. Prisoner said, "My friend does not seem to tarn up. Would you care to leave the earrings with me and I will show them to my friend, and I will undertake that either the earrings or the cash shall be in your hands at four o'clock to-day." I agreed to leave toe earrings, and he produced then a certificate for 250 shares in the Newfoundland Pulp and Timber Territories, Limited. I told him I did not know whether the certificate was worth anything, but I would accept it conditionally; there was no transfer, and I had never heard of the company. Before I left he gave me a receipt: "Received of T. R. Walter and Son, one pair single atone diamond earrings, price ₤137 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I undertake to return the earrings to them at or before four o'clock to-day or to hand them the cash by the save time. I place in their hands a certificate for 250 ₤1 shares in the Newfoundland Pulp and Timber Territories, Limited, not as security but as bona-fide of good faith, to be returned to me when the matter if settled." I wrote out the receipt, and he signed it W. R. Jack." After I had left the earrings I went back to my place of business. As prisoner did not come to the shop at four o'clock I began to get anxious, and sent my assistant up to his flat with a letter which was brought back to me unopened. While the messenger was absent I received a telephone call from prisoner, I should think about a quarter past fire. He said, "I have sold the earrings but my friend has paid me in French notes. I am endea
<lb/>vouring to change them and will bring you the cash." I replied that he need not trouble about that as I would accept French notes. He said, "Very well, I will come along to you at once." I did not see him again until after his arrest. I went to his flat the same evening with the police. We waited there until 10 minutes past one in the morning, and a sorry vigil it was. No one came. Next day a warrant was issued on my application at Marlborough Street Police Court. I have had no communication from prisoner of any sort or kind. I have never seen the earrings since January 15 nor any part of the money. I have never known prisoner by any other name than "W. K. Jack."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have had five transactions with prisoner and made a profit each time until the last. I bought a necklace of him for ₤406. When the lady came to the flat she and prisoner spoke in French, which I do not understand. I told prisoner I had no objection to leaving the earrings with him. It was, I am afraid, the introduction of his friend's wife that put me off my guard. drew out the receipt to show prisoner had got the earrings. I had no proof of it unless I had some acknowledgment from him. The previous transactions were in the way of advances. Prisoner tele
<lb/>phoned to me from the neighbourhood of Piccadilly. The certificate did not operate in my mind in the slightest degree when I handed over the jewels; he would have had them without the certificate. The certificate was his suggestion, not mine.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I am prepared to swear that prisoner was the man who called at the shop on January 15. I remember the circum stance because on the following Saturday week there was a descrip
<lb/>tion of the earrings in "The Pawnbrokers' Gasette." I have nothing to complain of as to my previous transactions with pris
<lb/>oner; he was always straightforward.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-114" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ROBINSON, </persName> </hi>assistant to Robert Taylor Attenborough, 62, Shaftesbury Avenue, money broker. Prisoner came to the shop on January 15 of this year, and produced a pair of single stone dia
<lb/>mond earrings upon which he asked a loan of ₤100. I asked him if they were his property. He said Yes, and that he had bought them in Paris. I asked him if he had a receipt for them, and he said No. I asked him the lowest sum he would take for them, and he said ₤85. As he had no receipt I told him I could not deal.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I remember the date because on the following morning Mr. Walter rang me up and told me the earrings had been obtained from him. I am positive the earrings offered by prisoner were brilliants not emeralds. I am certain prisoner is the man. I see perhaps 200 or 300 people a week.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT SQUIRES.</hi>I saw Deville on June 29 at Bow Street Police Court. The warrant I held was dated January 16, but I had been unable to execute it. I told him I was a police officers, end that I believed him to be W. R. Jack, late of 14, Cleveland Mansions. He said, "Yes, I am." I said I hold a</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of Mr. Welter, jeweller, City Road." I read the warrant to him. He said, "I admit the whole thing, but I was robbed by a Frenchman. I believe be is in Paris, bat I do not know where." In reply to the charge, he said, "I gave Mr. Walter security."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-116" type="given" value="CHARLES CONNELLY"/>CHARLES CONNELLY GALLAGHER, </persName> </hi>clerk to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, produced the register of the Newfoundland Pulp and Timber Territories, Limited. The company was registered on October 31, 1907. The total number of shares was 601, 457 of ₤1 each, of which 600, 000 were issued as fully-paid for consideration other than cash. There had been numerous substantial transfers of the shares from February, 1908, to May, 1909, viz., 10, 000 on February 17, 23, 000 on September 10, 20, 000 on December 14, and 10, 000 on April 20 of this year. The 600, 000 shares were apparently issued under the agreement for the sale of the property to that the company only had ₤1, 457 in cash. With regard to the transfer of the 250 shares from Norse worthy to Jack, witness had no information as to the consideration for the transfer.</p>
<p>
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<lb/>rings to his wife. I afterwards went to the hotel to ask for my friend, and was told he had not been in since the morning. Know
<lb/>ing he had acquaintances at two or three places in the City I went about in a taxi-cab trying to find him, but was unable to do so, being always told by his friends that they had seen him the day before for the last time. I was myself going to Parts in two or three days, but instead of waiting that time I started for Paris the next morning to try and find him. About a month after I met him in Paris. I called a policeman, but the commissaire told me that he could not take notice of the offence as it had been committed in London. I did not write to Mr. Walter, because I expected to be able to make up the amount to him by doing further business.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not go back to my flat on the night of January 15. I knew that next morning the brokers were in. I told the landlord's agent he could take the furniture, worth perhaps ₤30 or ₤40, for the rent. I had received the certificate for the transfer of the shares the day before. I know that the transfer is dated November. I gave Mr. Norseworthy a promissory note for the shares. I do not know that on January 18 Mr. Norseworthy got judgment against me for ₤275 3
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in respect of that dis
<lb/>honoured promissory note. Mr. Norseworthy issued a writ against me in December. The name of my friend was Rostint. I have been in England three or four times since January. When I went into Bother's shop I did not want to pledge the earrings, but only to know how much he would lend on them. I was not bound to accept Mr. Walter's appreciation of them. I did not go to Atten
<lb/>borough's shop in Shaftesbury Avenue the same afternoon. I went there two months later with some emerald earrings; quite a different transaction altogether. Those earrings came from Belgium. I did not know that Mr. Walter was making a claim against me for the earrings. I thought as he had security he would wait. I had given the security before the judgment of Mr. Norseworthy. The shares were quite free when I gave the certificate. I never went near Mr. Waiter from the day I got the earrings.</p>
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<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANBERT SQUIRES, </hi>recalled. Although the pris
<lb/>oner has not been previously convicted in England, there is no doubt he is an international swindler. He is wanted at the present time by the French police and the Belgian police for frauds of a very extensive nature, and there is a warrant also in existence for his extradition for obtaining a pair of diamond earrings. He was sentenced about 18 months ago by the Paris Court to four months' imprisonment for obtaining a pair of diamond earrings valued at 46, 000 francs. He travels backwards and forwards between France and this country, and stays at West End hotels. Although he was born in France his parents are English.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-35-19090719 t19090719-35-punishment-38"/>the two Ballards released on recognisances to corns up for judgment if celled spon.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JUDGE RENTOUL.</hi> </p>
<p>(Wednesday, July 21.)</p>
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<p>Previous convictions were proved against both prisoners.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-37-offence-1 t19090719-name-136"/>Joseph Purt</persName> of an act of gross indecency in a certain public place—to wit,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-37-19090719 t19090719-37-punishment-40"/>Prisoner was released on his own recognisances in the sum of ₤5 to come up for judgment if called upon.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner married his first wife in October, 1906. Last year he met the woman wish whom he went through a form of marriage, pro
<lb/>fessing to be a single man. She is now in the West Ham Union In
<lb/>firmary, where she is expecting her confinement.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARSHALL.</hi>I have seen this young woman in West Ham Workhouse, and she says during the time they were living together he treated her very well. She has no complaint to make against him at all. I have a letter he has written to another woman in Leytonstone offering marriage. Prisoner said his first wife had chucked knives and forks at him, threatened to do him in, made him asleep in the w. c., and laughed at him through the window. She had been out with fellows and had written to a soldier in India to come over and pay him. This had led him to do what he had dons.</p>
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<p>Mr. Travers Humphreys prosecuted; Mr. Lambert defended Honori Quinot; Mr. E. G. Moran defended Rachias.</p>
<p>Dr. H. J. M. D.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BALI BARKER, </hi>10, Bentinck Street. Marylebone, Quinot and his wife were employed by me from December 29 till the beginning of February last as manservant and cook. They came from an agency kept by Rachias at Notting Hill. I used to spend the week-end in the country, and during that time my house was left in their sole charge. I missed various things, but cannot say I con
<lb/>nected their loss with them. The pearl pin produced is my property, The two sheets produced have my name on them. They are my property. The pillow-case produced is exactly similar to some we have. I do not see my name on it. The panama hat produced is exactly similar to one I missed; it now has a different ribbon. I have been shown a quantity of other ornaments by the police, which I identified as my property.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Lambert. Quinot and his wife were recom
<lb/>mended to me by prisoner Rachias. I had no other servants at Bentinck Street. If one had an afternoon off I should expect the other to remain in the house. That would be arranged by my wife. I am certain they were not expected to go out together.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Moran. I know Rachias keeps an agency for the supply of servants; as far as I know they are chiefly foreign.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR SPRINGER, </hi>M Division. I arrested Rachias on May 8 at 102, Westbourne Grove, on another charge. I proceeded to search his place. He keeps a servants' registry there. He has really two rooms divided into four. The bedroom is partitioned off, and one part is used chiefly for storing utensils. I found a long box is me bedroom, and when I proceeded to search it he said, " That is all right; all the things in that, the linen and that, belongs to me." In the box I found the two sheets marked "Sale Barker." The pillow-case was on the pillow on the bed. On the chimney piece I found some ornaments, which have been identified by last witness, and a number of other articles, including a pair of links in a pair of cuffs. In one of the drawers in the room I found the panama hat. I found also the box which is at the back of the court bearing the initials of Mrs. Sale Barker. In that box were a quantity of things which have been identified by last witness. It was corded when I found it. Rachias said it had been brought there by the man Quinot, and he protested against us opening it, but we did to. The hat-box was in the small partitioned-off part of the bedroom; there was no natural ligt to it, and we had to use artificial light to search. I found in the long box, which Rachias said contained his own linen, a tablecloth which has been identified by Miss Irwin. It hat on it "Gainsborough House" in black letters plainly printed. He said he had given the man Quinot a shilling for it.</p>
<p>Croat-examined by Mr. Lambert. Quinot was not present at the interview I have been describing; he was not arrested till two days later. There was some bedding in the room where I found the large box, but no bed. The box was corded at it is now; we used the same cord. I had no opportunity of calling Quinot's attention to Rachies's satement that he had sold the tablecloth for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., because he was in the country at the time. When he was arrested we were not justified in asking questions. Rachias objected to our opening the hot. He said the man Quinot had brought it there. He did not say Quinot brought the other box there.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Morau. The box was corded; it would have fallen to pieces otherwise. Rachias protested against it being opened. I think his words were, "Don't open that, because Mr. Quinot it not here." He merely said the other box contained hit own property; nothing else was in it. He did not obstruct us in any way.</p>
<p>Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS TATTENHAM, </hi>M. Division. I was with last wit
<lb/>ness when Rachias was arrested and when his rooms were searched. Two days afterwards I arrested Quinot and his wife at Horsham. I told them they would be charged with receiving a quantity of property, of Dr. Sale Barker's and other persons. I spoke to them in English. Quinot said, "I did not steal." The woman said, "Me steel, not my men. It my box. Rachias take it from 10, Bentinok Street. Me no give him tablecloth; he steal it; not give me money for it." She said this in the presence of her husband. Mrs. Quinot subsequently made</p>
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<p>a statement to me, not in the presence of Rachias. On May 12 I went to 6, Pickering Place. The Quinots gave me that address. I found in a room there two large trunks. In those trunks I found a quantity of property, including some towels marked "Gainsborough House, " and some articles which have been identified by Dr. Sale Barker Prisoners lodged there prior going to Horsham.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Dr. Lambert. When I pointed to the initials on the box she did not say Rachias took it from Bentinck Street. Before the magistrate I said, pointing to a box, "She said Rachias took it from 10, Bentinck Street." I do not wish to contradict that not Pointing to the sheets she said, "Me no steal them. Rachias cant to Bentinck Street to see me. Honori in the kitchen. Me go out Rachias thief. Take them very quick. Then pointing to some other things which I had got laid out she said, "I steal them; no my man. " The two boxes that were at Pickering Place were ordinary domestic servants' boxes and had no marks showing which would be the hus
<lb/>band's or which the wife's. They are facsimile boxes. The stolen goods were found in both boxes. I cannot say whether more was in one than the other. Apart from the things I took for the purpose of this case the contents consisted chiefly of their own wearing apparel. The garments in the man's box were neatly folded up.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-146" type="given" value="ADA LOUISA"/>ADA LOUISA LOWDEN, </persName> </hi>16, Pembridge Road, W. The silk handker
<lb/>chief handed to me came in with a parcel of Rachias's washing on May 5, I think. Rachias brought it himself. We washed it and after wards it was handed to the police. These two lady's nightdresses were washed at our laundry. They came with Quinot's linen. The Quinots came and asked me to send for the laundry. I did not notice the initials on the nightdresses till the detective came in and had a look at the parcel. One has the initials "F. S. B."; the other has been picked; there is only the "F, " and the "S. B." has been picked out. I did not do that.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Lambert. We wash by machinery. The machinery would not interfere with the initials. The handkerchief was not with Quinots' linen, it was in Rachias's. Quinots' linen was sent home and brought back again to the shop; it was to be kept.</p>
<p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-148" type="given" value="ROSE GERTRUDE"/>ROSE GERTRUDE IRWIN, </persName> </hi>Gainsborough House, Queen's Gardens, Bayswater. Last September I wanted some servants. I saw Rachias at his servants' registry and engaged Quinot and his wife as cook and manservant. They came on October 5 and stayed till November 16. I did not miss anything while they were with me. Afterwards there was a tablecloth missing. I thought it was missing at the laundry. This tablecloth has my mark. I cannot swear to the tablecloth. The towels also have my mark. I did not give any towels to the Quinots while they were in my employment.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Lambert. The tablecloths and towels would go to the laundry to be washed. I attended to that myself, with the aid of the housemaid. The woman Quinot did not suit me. The man afterwards wrote asking me to take him back. I replied offering to take him as a waiter.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">HERBERT SAUNDERS.</hi>On May 17 I read the charges to all three prisoners together at West London Police Court. I addressed then in French. Rachias said, "I know nothing about Sydney House. The pin I admit giving to my sister, but you have to prove I stole it." Quinot said, "I understand."</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Lambert. Mrs. Quinot made a statement in French. I interpreted it to Mr. Tattenham, who took it down in writing. She signed that statement, and it was read over to her after wards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">KITTY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILCOCKS, </hi>6, Pickering Place, Bayswater. I first saw the two male prisoners about three months ago. Rachias asked if we bad a bedroom or bed-sitting-room. I showed them a bedroom, and it was decided to take it for Quinot and hit wife. They came and stayed about a week. When they went away they kept the room on, paid t week's rent for keeping me room and the two boxes. When they first came in they had only a small portmanteau. I do not know who brought the two boxes. I only saw them the day they were going away. They had been gone about a week when the police came.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Lambert Mr. and Mrs. Quinot stayed with me over a week. They did not tell me they were going to a situation in the country. I heard that from another person. I let them the room while the landlady was not there. She looked after them. I used to see them passing in and out. I did not see the boxes come; I was only told they were brought.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-149" type="given" value="JOSEPHINE"/>JOSEPHINE QUINOT</persName> </hi>(prisoner, on oath). I have pleaded guilty to this charge. I was born in Belgium. I was about 19 when I married Quinot in 1907. We carried on business in Brussels for some little time. I saw an advertisement in "Le Soir" for a Belgium married couple, offering ₤40 a year. My husband replied to the advertise
<lb/>ment, and we were sent with a letter to Mr. Rachias in London. We paid him an engagement fee of 50 francs. He procured us a situation about a month afterwards. I do not remember the address. We were there about three days. A month after that we went to Mrs. Irwin. We were there, I believe, more than three months. I took the table
<lb/>cloth and towels from her place. My husband did not know I took them. I took nothing else from her. I left there because I was not a good cook; I had never done any cooking. After another situation I went to Dr. Barker. By that time I had learnt some cooking. I was at Bentinck Street about three months. Then Dr. Barker found my husband and myself a situation with a friend of his, Mr. Wise. My husband did not know anything about the things that were re-</p>
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<p>moved from Dr. Barker's house. We were the only two servants there. We could not go out together. At one time Rachias used to come there practically every day. Sometimes my husband would be there and sometimes not. I only heard of the pearl pin after we bad left Dr. Barker. I did not take it. Rachias took it I took the cigar case. I could not say how the things were taken. They were in the trunk and Rachias took it away. My husband was not there at the time. I packed the things that went to the laundry at Pembridge Road. I only sent washing once there. I made the list out in French and my husband wrote it in English. He did not know the night
<lb/>dresses were not mine. One of the boxes that went to Pickering Place was mine; the other was my husband's. I have always said my hus
<lb/>band knew nothing about the things I took.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Moran. Rachias asked me to steal a chain at Dr. Barker's. Sometimes Rachias lent us money because we were without. I stole the articles in the box. I did not take it to Rachias. He took the box away. I had no home at that time in which to place a box. At Pickering Place I had a box with my own things in. I never sold articles to Rachias. I cannot say what I was going to do with the things I stole from Dr. Barker. Perhaps I was going to keep them. I never stole anything in my life before coming to Eng
<lb/>land. I stole things from Mr. Wise and Mrs. Irwin. My husband never saw those things; they were in my trunk. As to the night
<lb/>dresses, one is a nightshirt, the other a chemise. I do not know where they come from. They could not have been found in the trunk, because I did not take them. Nobody suggested I should steal things. I took two necklaces from Mrs. Wise, ft was not to steal them; one was worth sixpence. She told my husband. He was very cross with me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-150" type="given" value="ETTIENNE"/>ETTIENNE RACHIAS</persName> </hi>(prisoner, on oath). I have been in this country two years and carry on the business of a servants' registry at 102, Westbourne Grove. The box that contained the stolen property was brought to me by Madame Quinot herself. When I got the box I did not know the articles were stolen. It was corded. I do not know if it had got a key. She told me she was going into the country and wanted me to keep the box; it was too much trouble travelling with it and was clothes she did not want for her service. I told the con
<lb/>stables it was not mine; it was Madame Quinot's. When the con
<lb/>stables found the pair of sheets in one box I told them I had received them from her, and I told them I had got another box of hers. They asked where the box was and I showed them. I found both the other prisoners employment in several places. I often lent Madame Quinot money. About January she came to my office and said she wanted some money; did I know someone who would buy a pin and cufflinks ✗ She told me the pin was her husband's. I bought them for 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I gave the pin to my sister. I told her I had bought it. Madame Quinot asked me if I would keep the pair of sheets and tablecloth. I</p>
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<p>said "Yes, " and put them in another box. I did not know she had stolen the things. She told me she had forgotten to put the things in the box. I do not remember buying anything else, except the handkerchief.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. She brought the box herself. I did not look in it at all. I did not see the initials on it. I should not have known what they meant if I had seen them. I lent both her and her husband money when they were in difficulties. I was not at all surprised that Madame Quinot was in possession of a pearl pin and sleeve links. She told me it was from her husband. I did not know the value of the pin. I do not think it can be worth ₤20 or ₤10. As to the ornaments, perhaps two days after the brought the pin and links she said, "Will you keep me these? I cannot put in my trunk, it is too fragile. " If I had known they were stolen I would not keep the box. I think it likely these people would own such china ornaments; they told me they had been established in Belgium before. I do not know why they should not bring china ornaments with them. As to the panama hat, she told me she could not put it in the box; it was too full; it might get spoilt in the box. She took it out of the box and said, "Keep it. " This was in my office. I did not see her un
<lb/>cord the box. She did it up again. She told me she had something to take out of the box and something to put in. As to the silk hand
<lb/>kerchief, I had been to see Quinot at Mr. Wise's; I had no handker
<lb/>chief with me, and she lent me the one which I was supposed to give back to her. I saw the initials on the corner of it. I asked where she got it, and she said Dr. Barker had given several to her husband. As to the pillow-case, Dr. Barker cannot say it belongs to him; it is my own property. I recognise it very well. The things that were in the long box I believe I told the officers were my own. I did not see the officer take two sheets from my box—I could not say; it is three months ago. There was one box containing all my own articles and another from which articles-were taken belonging to Madame Quinot. The police say they showed me two sheets with the name of Sale Barker on. Madame Quinot had taken them out of her box and for
<lb/>gotten to put them in again. She asked me to keep them for her, end I put them in that box. This was the same time she took out the panama hat. I did not look to see whether they were marked or not Madame Quinot will tell you I did not know What was in the box.</p>
<p>Verdict (Rachias),
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<interp inst="t19090719-39-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">TATTENHAM</hi>recalled. Rachias came to this country in July, 1907, and went into a situation as manservant for a short time. After that he went into a registry office in Church Street, Notting Hill, as clerk. After that he started business for himself. He gets a great number of French people over to this country. He gets fees from them of two or three guineas, and places them in situations they are absolutely unsuited for; consequently, after a few days they are sent adrift and thrown on the benevolence of French people. We have several complaints of his taking women there and seducing</p>
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<p>them and robbing them. No doubt the proceeds of larcenies are sent abroad. He is associated with men engaged in the white slave traffic and observation has been kept on him in that direction.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I say he is connected with the white slave traffic He is associated with men who get women over from abroad. There has been no conviction against him until this matter.</p>
<p>Sentences.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-39-19090719 t19090719-39-punishment-42"/>Josephine Quinot, who promised to leave the country with her husband, was released on her own recognisances to come up for judgment in the event of her return.</rs> Rachias,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-39-19090719 t19090719-39-punishment-43"/>Twelve months' hard labour; recommended for expulsion under Aliens Act, 1905.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD CHIEF JUSTICE.</hi> </p>
<p>(Thursday, July 22.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-40-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="infanticide"/>; wilful murder of her newly-born male child.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Leycester prosecuted; Mr. J. D. Cassels de
<lb/>fended.</p>
<p>Mr. Muir said that, on the evidence of Mr. Trevor, the pathologist who had examined the 'body, it would be impossible for the prosecu
<lb/>tion to prove conclusively that the child had had a separate existence. The prisoner was willing to say, in the hearing of the Jury, that she was guilty of endeavouring to conceal the birth of the child, and the prosecution would accept that plea. Prisoner bore a good character.</p>
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<lb/>sion, and the Jury returned a verdict of Not guilty of murder, but Guilty of endeavouring to conceal the birth of the child.</rs> </p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-41-offence-1 t19090719-name-153"/>Reginald Jack James</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Travers Humphreys prosecuted; Mr. J. D. Cassels defended.</p>
<p>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARENCE BURNETT.</hi>About nine months ago prisoner cams into my maternity home at Wandsworth and was there confined of s male child; he was registered as Reginald Jack James. After stay
<lb/>ing with me a month, she left with the child; they went to Mrs
<lb/>Edwards; the child was then in perfect health.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. While with me prisoner occasionally kissed the child, but I cannot say that she was as affectionate as a mother ought to be.</p>
<p>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SARAH EDWARDS, </hi>84, Ringford Road, Wandsworth. Mrs. Bennett introduced prisoner to me; on November 25 prisoner cams to me with the child; it was then about a month old. I agreed to keep it for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week; prisoner paid me 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and left the child with me. It remained with me till May 5, prisoner in the meantime coming on several occasions to see it. On May 5 prisoner told me she had a friend who was going to adopt the child; the friend was</p>
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<p>comewhere in Holborn, and the child was to go the next day to the friend's mothers house at Buxted. Previously to this prisoner had often spoken about getting some one to adopt the child. Next day I got the child ready and prisoner called and took it away; I have sot seen it since. (Witness identified a number of articles of clothing presently spoken to by Br. Roe and the police.) The 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week was paid regularly for a time, but eventually prisoner owed me ₤3 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. As day after the child left prisoner came to me; she said the had beta discharged from her place for being a little late home the pre
<lb/>lists night; she had with her a square cardboard box and a brown paper parcel. I asked her how she had left the baby the night before. she said, "All right" but she did not seem to care to speak much about him. On May 7 prisoner left me, saying that she was going into temporary service in Santos Road; she took with her her box sad parcel. On May 24 she left Santos Road and came back to me. she brought with her a tin box; she remained with me until the police came. I several times asked her if I could see the baby. She said I could not, as it was too far away and too expensive to go, but I should see him some day.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had frequently discussed with prisoner the ques
<lb/>tion of getting the child adopted or taken into some home. I am certain that she said her friend lived at Holborn; she did not men
<lb/>tion Waterloo.</p>
<p>Evidence having been given of the illness and unavoidable absence of Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRIETT</hi>D
<hi rend="smallCaps">EANE, </hi>her deposition was read: "Prisoner entered my service at 87, Upper Richmond Road, Putney, on April 22; she brought no luggage, out a small cardboard box. Her clothes were sot satisfactory, and I cannot say that I was satisfied with her. She ewe on a Thursday, and on Friday week we mutually agreed that she should go at the end of the month. On May 5 it was prisoner's night out; she should have been in at 10 p.m.; she was late. I spoke to my son; I heard prisoner come home, but did not see her; it was just turned half-past 10; she left my service the next morning; I did not see her."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DEANE, </persName> </hi>the son, spoke to letting in prisoner about 10. 30 on May 5; she was carrying a light brown paper parcel. Wit
<lb/>ness said to her, "You know your time? " She replied, "Yes; 10 o'clock." He said, "Do you know the time now? " She replied, 'About half-past 10." He then told her that she would leave on the following morning; this she did.</p>
<p>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HELEN</hi>C.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALISBURY, </hi>32, Santos Road, Wandsworth. On Friday. May 7, prisoner came to me as a temporary servant; she thought with her the cardboard hat box produced. On the Monday after she came, about 7. 30 a.m., I noticed from my bedroom a smell of taming below. I called down to prisoner asking what she had burn
<lb/>ing she said, "Nothing." The kitchen fire had been lighted on the Monday and the Tuesday. On Tuesday morning when I was in the kitchen I noticed that there was a great quantity of ashes in the grate. Before I said anything, prisoner, seeing that I was</p>
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<p>looking at them, said, "I am going to sift all those cinders." She left my service on May 24.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Mine is a nine-roomed house. The kitchen stove is a rather large one. It was a week or two before I gave evi
<lb/>dence at the police court that I was first asked about noticing a smell of burning. It was on the Monday or the Tuesday, but I think the Monday; I noticed it when I opened my bedroom door. I cannot say that the smell suggested burning fat. I had not noticed any extra consumption of coal.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19090719-name-155" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-155" type="given" value="MAY"/>MAY SALISBURY, </persName> </hi>daughter of the last witness, spoke to noticing a smell of burning one morning, but could not be certain of the date.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090719-name-156" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-156" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-156" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET JAMES.</persName> </hi>Prisoner is my sister. In November she called on me where I was in service. She told me she had had a child; she would not tell me who the father was. I saw her afterwards from time to time, and gave her assistance to keep the baby—alto
<lb/>gether between ₤4 and ₤5. On the morning after her leaving the Salisburys she came to me. She said she should not go into service again. I asked her what she had done with the baby. She said she had given it to a woman in Waterloo Road and should not lee it any more. She could not tell me who the woman was.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I saw the child when it was three weeks old; prisoner frequently told me that she was trying to get it adopted. before she went to the Deanes I had told her that unless she told me who the father was I would not help her to keep the child. Our mother died in 1893. Father is a taxi cab driver.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-157" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE PERKIN, </persName> </hi>a former fellow-servant of prisoner, was called as to a letter addressed to witness found in prisoner's box upon her arrest, in which she said, "I have got a lady to adopt my treasure."</p>
<p>Dr.
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-158" type="given" value="SPENCER"/>SPENCER ROE</persName>, </hi>divisional surgeon. I examined the white shawl produced; it bears stains of mammalian blood. The cardboard box produced has at the bottom stains of some fluid containing blood. As the result of decomposition in a body shortly after death s serous fluid sometimes exudes from the mouth or nose; that would produce a similar stain to those on the box.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I cannot tell where the bloodstains on the shawl might come from. The average weight of a well-grown male child aged seven months would the 12 lb. to 15 lb.; there would be s small amount of hard bone. It would need a high temperature to totally consume such a body.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I should say it would be possible to consume sort of the body of a male child seven months old in a largish dosed kitchen range.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-159" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-159" type="given" value="GOLDEN"/>GOLDER BARRETT</persName>, </hi>V Division. On June 2 I went to Mrs. Edwards's house and saw prisoner. I said, "I want you to tell me where your baby is that you took away from new on May 5." She said, "I cannot tell you where it is; I took the child away because I was in money difficulties with Mrs. Edwards. I had met a woman in Euston Road about a fortnight before I took the child away; we got into conversation; I was with her an hour; I believe she was a woman who walked the streets: she did not tell</p>
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<p>me who she was or her name. She asked me what occupation I fol
<lb/>lowed; I told her I could not follow any as I had a child. I made to appointment to see her at Waterloo Station on Wednesday, Hay 5, at 8. 30 p.m. That night I took the baby away straight to Waterloo Station and gave the baby to her. I do not know the woman's name or where she lived. I was pleased at the time to get the child away, because I could not keep it. I do not know who I gave it to. I have never seen the baby or the woman since. I did say to the women, 'Are yon keeping the baby in London? ' She said, 'No, in Baited, Sussex. '" She told me, further, that the child had been registed in the name of Reginald Jack James, that it had not been vaccinated, and that nobody had advised her to get rid of the child. I asked her for a description of the woman. She said she was about forty years of age, medium height, medium build, very dark, and ill mod in a dark straw hat. Prisoner upon this was detained at tat police station.</p>
<p>Detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWARD BADCOCK.</hi>On June 3, at 9 a.m., I saw prisoner at Wandsworth Police Station, and after the usual caution she made a statement which I took down in writing and she signed. (The statement was similar to that made to Barrett.) Two hours later prisoner, who was sitting in my office, volunteered another statement, which I also took down in writing, and which she signed. I had said absolutely nothing to her about making a further statement.</p>
<p>Mr. Cassels submitted that this statement was inadmissible, being made as the result of an improper inducement by the person in authority. (R. v. Thompson, 1893, 2 Q. B. D., p. 12.) (The officer had said to prisoner, after she had told the story as to giving the child to a woman, "she is not a fit person to have your baby, and yon must tell me all you know about her in order that the baby may be put in safety. Before you say anything I must tell you that I shall write down what you say, and if any harm has come to the baby at your hands you will be charged, and anything you say will be used in evidence against you. ") There was no sufficient caution; prisoner was not told that she was not obliged to say anything at all or that she need not say anything to incriminate herself. Prisoner's statement was the result of "a feeling of fear" induced by what the officer had said to her; what he said to her amounted to "pressure." (R. v. Berriman, 6 Cox, p. 398; R. v. Knight and Phayre, 20 Cox, p. 711.)</p>
<p>The Lord Chief Justice held that the statement was admissible. Prisoner was properly questioned about the disappearance of the baby, to give her an opportunity of removing all suspicion against her. The caution given before the first statement was sufficient to justify the officer taking the further statement two hours later.</p>
<p>Examination continued. Prisoner's second statement was as fol
<lb/>lows: "I choked him with my handkerchief at West Hill and burnt me body so that there should be no evidence against me. I took him from Mrs. Edwards's alter eight o'clock, went up West Hill, pushed my handkerchief down his throat, and choked him; then I put him in my coat and carried him to Mrs. Deane s, where I wee in service; the son let me in. I put him in my hat-box, and when I left my place the next day I took him to Mrs. Edwards's, and the next I took him under some things in the box to my new place, Mrs. salisbury's, and burnt the body in the kitchen stove on Monday morn
<lb/>ing before anybody was up. The lady had told me they only used the kitchen stove on Monday, so I waited for then. There was nothing left. As the fire burned, so I poked lit down till I could get the top</p>
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<p>of the stuff down. I could not afford to pay for him, and go thought it better to get rid of him and start fresh. I have always had too much my own way and got about town too much. I do not know who the father was, but I think he was a gentleman's servant. I knew you would find out I had not told the truth about the woman, and feel better now it is off my mind. I could do nothing else; I could not afford to keep him. I had him at 5 or 7, Engadine Street, South
<lb/>fields, on October 28, a nursing home. I left there when he was a month old and took him to Mrs. Edwards. I took him away fast her on May 5, Wednesday." I afterwards went to Mrs. Edwards's house, and there found in the room that bad been occupied by pri
<lb/>soner the cardboard box and the tin box produced. The latter con
<lb/>tained the white shawl and some baby's clothes. On prisoner being charged with murder she made no reply.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner had been detained at the station short nine hours when A took her first statement. As to her second state
<lb/>ment, I did realise, after the first sentence, that it was in the nature of a confession, but I did not stop her; the had no caution other than the first caution. Between East Putney and Waterloo there it I pretty frequent service of trains during the day.</p>
<p>No evidence was called for the defence.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<p>The Lord Chief Justice said he would take care that the recom
<lb/>mendation to mercy was forwarded to the Home Secretary, who might think right to give effect to it, having regard to the terrible position in which the prisoner was placed. The jury were probably aware that in cases similar to this the death sentence was not carried into execu
<lb/>tion. but it was absolutely necessary to see that, in cases of this kind, for the protection of infant life, the punishment enacted by the law should be pronounced.</p> </div1>
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<p>(Thursday, July 22.)</p>
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<p>Mr. P. Anderson prosecuted; Mr. Purcell defended McMillan.</p>
<p>Fowler pleaded guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-164" type="given" value="ADELINE ALICE"/>ADELINE ALICE TOBIN, </persName> </hi>4, Salisbury Road, Kilburn, dressmaker. On July 3, 1909, at about 11 p.m., I was in Dollis Road, going to the Lower Harp Station to take the train to Kilburn. It is a lane with houses on one side. I met McMillan, whom I have known as living in Hendon for about 14 years. While talking to him Fowler came behind me. threw me on the ground, and did what he wanted McMillan stood by. I started screaming and Fowler punched me in</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver. I aid, "Do not hit me, I am only a woman." McMillan said, "Do not hit her, she is only a woman." Fowler then ran away. McMillan said, "I will show you a little way on the Edgware Road, " and walked up Dollis Hill with me, when he left me, and laid "Good night, yon will be all right now." I saw nothing of Lambert. I have known him as living in Hendon. I went home, told my husband, and the next morning between eight and nine he went with me to the police.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Purcell. I have had 14 days, not for soliciting, but for refusing my name and address. I have been con
<lb/>victed of soliciting. On July 3 I left home about 9 p.m., and left my husband in Kilburn at 9. 30. McMillan did not stand me a drink in the Lower Welsh Harp or go to the roundabouts with me. He did nothing to me except to assist me to get away home.</p>
<p>To Fowler. I swear that you robbed me of my purse. You sirs the only one who assaulted me. To Lambert. Yon did not insult or rob me in any way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19090719-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19090719-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-165" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID BROWN, </persName> </hi>1, North Street, Hendon, labourer. I have known the three prisoners all my life. On July 31 left the Kilburn Empire it 11. 15 and was walking towards Hendon. At about 1 a.m. I saw the three prisoners opposite the engine sheds. Fowler said, "I have gifts Mrs. Tobin a couple of black eyes. I had her purse and have lost it." I know prosecutrix as a prostitute.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Purcell. McMillan went off to Cricklc
<lb/>wood. I am sure Fowler said he had given prosecutrix a couple of black eyes. I did not understand that he had stolen her purse. To Fowler. I told yon that McMillan said she had lost her purse. You said you had had it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-166" type="surname" value="ELWOOD,"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-166" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST ELWOOD, </persName> </hi>1, Chalk Street, Hendon, carman. On July 3 I left tile Kilburn Empire with David Brown and saw the three pri
<lb/>soners. Fowler said, "I have given Mrs. Tobin two black eyes." I bow prosecutrix as a loose woman.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Purcell. Prosecutrix is usually to be found outside the Lower Welsh Harp. Fowler came across the road tome, then Lambert came across; McMillan walked away towards Cricklewood.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-167" type="surname" value="BOWIE,"/>
<interp inst="t19090719-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BOWIE, </persName> </hi>M. B., Hendon, Divisional Surgeon. On Sun
<lb/>day, July 4, at 3. 20 p.m., I as prosecutrix at Hendon Police Station. she had scratches on the nose and lips, bruises on both eyes, which were badly blackened; she had evidently been roughly used. There was a recent bruise on the front of the aright thigh.</p>
<p>Detective-Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">LUXTON, </hi>X Division. On July 4, at 2. 15 p.m., I saw Fowler in Bellevue Road, Hendon. I said, "Fowler, I want yon to come to the station with me." He said, "What is no now? " I said, "You answer the description of a man who assaulted and robbed a woman of ₤1 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. near the Lower Welsh Harp last night at 11. 15 p.m." He said, "I know nothing about it
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<p>other men and identified by prosecutrix without hesitation. He was afterwards charged and cautioned, when he made this statement, which was taken down in writing and signed by him: "I wish to tell you the truth about it. What I had from the woman I paid for and I left her with Jack McMillan on the grass in Dollis Road. I went down the Edgware Road. McMillan followed me. McMillan said he was tired and we went in a field and lay down on some hay—it was then about two a.m. Lambert was with us. I woke up. McMillan was gone, and we went back towards where we had left Mrs. Tobin, when we found Jack McMillan crawling about on his hands and beet at the same spot. I and Lambert walked towards him and found a purse on the grass close to the road containing 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. silver, 41/2d. bronze. and two tramtickets. I had 7¼; d., Lambert had 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I threw the purse down near where she had lain and McMillan picked it up again. I offered McMillan 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. but he refused to have it and said, 'I have got some. '" At 7. 30 p.m. Lambert was brought in by P. C. Colvington. I cautioned him and read Fowler's statement to him. He said, "I had 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of the money, and knew who the money belonged to." At 8. 45 p.m. I was with Detective-sergeant Durgin in Church Street, Hendon, when I saw McMillan. I told him we were police officers and that be would be taken to the police station and charged with being concerned with Fowler and Lambert in stealing a purse containing two half
<lb/>sovereigns and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver from Mrs. Tobin at about 11. 15 p.m. on July 3 at Dollis Hill, near the Lower Welsh Harp. He said, "Very good, sir." All three prisoners were charged and made no reply. I searched Fowler and found on him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. silver and 3¼; d. bronze. As I took the ¼; d. from his trousers pocket he said, "Mrs. Tobin has made a mistake with regard to her money; this ¼; d. be
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. silver and 21/2d bronze was found on him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Purcell. McMillan, in reply to the charge said, "All right, sir." McMillan has been known for 12 years; there is nothing known against him. His parents are very respectable. The father has been employed in one place for 30 years, at Martin's, horse dealers, Hendon.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-168" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>P. C. CHARLES COLVINGTON, </persName> </hi>656 S. On July 4 at 7. 20 p.m. I was on duty in plain clothes in Hendon, when I saw Lambert and asked him to come to the station. He said, "All right, sir, I know all about it. " There was found on him a 3
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<p>Cross-examined. I have known McMillan about 12 years—I know nothing against his character at all.</p>
<p>In reply to the Recorder. Mr. Anderson screed that there was only evidence of larceny by finding against McMillan and Lambert.</p>
<p>The Recorder said that had the charge been one of simple larceny of ₤1 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. he should have allowed the case to go to the jury. The prosecutrix being a loose woman, her evidence most be regarded with great care.</p>
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<p>Fowler was stated to have been four times fined on summary con
<lb/>notions for gambling, disorderly conduct, and assaulting the police, and to be an associate of bad characters and addicted to drink. Sea
<lb/>lence,
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<p>Mr. Wimpfheimer prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-175" type="given" value="MARION CONSTANCE"/>MARION CONSTANCE BLAKE, </persName> </hi>22, Queensdale Road, Holland Park, spinster, boarding-house keeper. In June, 1906, prisoner took a room at my house, agreeing to pay 30
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and she said she could not pay me until the had received her cheque from the trustees, which would be the following Friday. On the following Friday we were disturbed about 3 a.m. by hearing a door shut, and at 7. 30 a.m. I found she had left. She brought a black bag and a straw hamper, which were also gone. I next saw her at West London Police Court. She owes me 37
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I am tore it was the prisoner.</p>
<p>Lucy
<hi rend="smallCaps">SARGENT, </hi>186, Holland Road, Kensington, boarding-house keeper. On Sunday, February 22, 1909, in answer to my advertise
<lb/>ment, prisoner, in the name of Mrs. Kelly, took lodgings and board with me at 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week. She came in the next day and remained till the following Sunday, when at 7 a.m. she left with her luggage. She said she was ill, and had meals and fire in her room.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19090719-name-177" type="given" value="MARGARETTA"/>MARGARETTA EAGER, </persName> </hi>27, Holland Park Gardens, spinster, boarding
<lb/>house keeper. On June 4, 1909, prisoner took a room with board from me at 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week under the name of Mrs. Stewart. At the end of the week she said, "This is pay-day. I am going to ask if you will wait until Tuesday, as my allowance will he paid to me then." She said it was paid to her by a solicitor in the City. On the following Friday, at about 5 am., she had left owing me ₤3 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. She had a be in her room, and made herself quite comfortable.</p>
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<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALEXANDER MACINNES, </hi>F Division. On June 25, 1909, I saw prisoner at the Moor Lane Police Station, and read the warrant to her charging her on Mrs. Sargent's case with obtaining credit for ₤1 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. She said, "It cannot be ₤1 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I was only there four days." I conveyed her to Notting Hill Police Station. On the way she said, "I wrote her a nice letter when I left her; I did not mean to defraud her." When charged, she said, "It cannot be ₤1 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. "</p>
<p>A long written statement of the prisoner was read stating that she had been suffering from a weak heart, that she did not intend to defraud, and that she would make arrangements to pay the indebtedness, that her father was a colonel in the army, and that after his death her health had broken down in endeavouring to tap
<lb/>port herself.</p>
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<p>Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FULLERTON, </hi>deputy medical officer. Holloway Prison, stated that the prisoner was suffering from anaemia, dropsy of the legs, and varicose veins, and that she was eccentric but not insane.</p>
<p>Convictions proved: Marylebone, September 19, 1900, six weeks' hard labour for stealing a diamond ring; March 31, 1904, North London Sessions, three months' for obtaining food and lodgings by fraud; in 1906 she was charged with unlawful possession of a lady's watch. There were seven additional similar charges to the present.</p>
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<p>Mr. Waroburton prosecuted.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN SHEPHERD, </hi>706 City. On July 8, at 125 p.m., I was on duty at Fresh Wharf, when I saw prisoner deliberately jump off the parapet of London Bridge, falling about 30 ft. into deep water. I ran to Old Swan Pier, when I found that James Windsor (who is not here) had clutched the prisoner as he floated by. Windsor said in the hearing of the prisoner that he straggled a lot and seemed to try to get out of hit clutch as he was getting him on to the pier. Prisoner said his head was bad—he did not know what he was doing. He was taken to Guy's Hospital, where be re- mained until July 12, when I arrested him on a warrant. He said, "I jumped off the bridge because my head was bad."</p>
<p>Prisoner stated that he did not intend to take his life; he jumped off because he could not control himself—his head was very bad at the time; he was very much better now and he would promise never to do such a thing again.</p>
<p>At the request of the Jury,
<hi rend="smallCaps">SYDNEY REGINALD DYER, </hi>M. D., medical officer, Brixton Prison, was sworn. I have had prisoner under special observation since July 12. There is a history of insanity in his family. Prisoner is a chair maker and is subject to fits of de-</p>
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<p>oppression. I could not say he was incapable of distinguishing be
<lb/>tween right and wrong. He is much better now.</p>
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<p>The prisoner was taken charge of by his brother-in-law, who under
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19090719-44-offence-1 t19090719-name-180"/>Alexander Newall</persName>, fraudulently converting the proceeds thereof to his own benefit.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. H. D. Cornish prosecuted; Mr. Ramsden defended.</p>
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