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<p>1910, MAY.</p>
<p>Vol. CLIII.] Part 791.</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>KNILL, MAYOR.</p>
<p>EIGHTH SESSION,</p>
<p>HELD MAY 31ST, 1910, AND FOLLOWING DAYS.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE.</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORTHAND BY</p>
<p>GEORGE WALPOLE & CO.,</p>
<p>Shorthand Writers to the Court.</p>
<p>POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>EDITED BY</p>
<p>R. F. GRAHAM-CAMPBELL, ESQUIRE,</p>
<p>OF THE INNER TEMPLE.</p>
<p>[Published by Annual Subscription.]</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>GEO. WALPOLE & CO., 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 FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF OTHER COUNTIES</p>
<p>WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Tuesday, May 31st, 1910, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-4" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Bart.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WM. PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Bart.; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAS. CHEERS WAKEFIELD</hi>, Knight; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE B. MARSHALL</hi>, Knight, Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RENTOUL</hi>, K.C., Commissioner, HisMajesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RALPH SLAZENGER</hi> Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. D. LANGTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. J. B. TIPPETTS</hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<p>1910.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNILL, MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<p>Before
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, June 1.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HOLFORD</hi>, James Henry Edward (36, no occupation)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last session (see page 52) of obtaining credit by fraud other than false pretences, was now released on his own recognisances in £100 to come up for judgment if called upon.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICKFORD</hi>, Frederick Blandy (47, estate agent)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last session (see page 16) of receiving stolen property, was now released on his own recognisances in £100 to come up for judgment if called upon.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CONNOR</hi>, William (35, clerk)</persName>, who was last session (see page 74) convicted of receiving stolen property, was brought up.</p>
<p>Mr. Temple Martin stated the prosecution did not propose to pro
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at Worship Street on May 10, 1906, of embezzling £1, when he was bound over.</p>
<p>Sentence, Nine months' hard labour, to date from last session.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19100531-9-offence-1 t19100531-name-27"/>His Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>, he being an officer of the Post Office.</rs> </p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19100531-10-offence-1 t19100531-name-31"/>Charles Wimbush and Com
<lb/>pany</persName>, obtaining credit by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<p>Convictions proved: December 7, 1885, Middlesex Sessions, 18 months' hard labour for stealing a bag; January 2, 1893, North Lon
<lb/>don Sessions, three years' penal servitude for fraud; May 2, 1899, North London Sessions, 12 months' for fraud; October 2,1903, North London Sessions, three years' for stealing and three days' for incurring debt; February 23, 1906, North London Sessions, 18 months' hard labour, obtaining goods by false pretences; March 7, 1908, North Lon
<lb/>don Police Court, three months', failing to report; July 17, 1908, Westminster Police Court, 12 months' hard labour as a suspected person.</p>
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<p>Mr. Forster Boulton prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-35" type="given" value="LILLIE"/>LILLIE PENN</persName> </hi>, clerk to James Reynolds and Company, 8, Wise Street, Birmingham, manufacturing jewellers. On April 13, 1910, a' 6.30 p.m., I posted at Borstal Lane Post Office a parcel containing the two lady's 9-carat gold guards (produced) addressed to G. W. Barker, jeweller, 109, Fulham Palace Road; they were contained in a cardboard box with a wrapper, labelled, sealed, and tied with string; the parcel was insured. I afterwards identified the chains at Bow Street Police Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-38" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FEDLER</persName> </hi>, assistant to Herbert Fish, trading at W. G. Fish, 317, Mare Street, Hackney, pawnbroker. On April 14 pri
<lb/>soner tendered lady's guard chain (produced) for pledge for 5s. Find
<lb/>ing the chain was gold, worth 30s., and brand new, I asked prisoner if it was his property, and how much he gave for it; he said he had bought it for 10s. 6d. in Oxford Street. I asked if he had a receipt; he said he could get a receipt; I told him I should retain the chain until he brought a receipt; he then left. The next day prisoner came with receipt (produced) from "Richard and Co., Fancy Jewellers and Silversmiths, 35, Oxford Street, One R. G. guard, 10s. 6d."—"R. G." meaning rolled gold. I told prisoner that the chain he had brought me was gold. He said that was the receipt he had when he purchased this chain. I was then convinced there was something wrong, and told prisoner I should detain the chain; he left, and I reported the matter to the police. Prisoner gave his name and address as William Ford, Tredwin Road, London Fields. I afterwards received summons (produced) returnable on April 22, at the North London Police Court, for detaining the chain. I attended at the Court from 2 to 4.15 p.m. on April 22; no prosecutor appeared, and the summons was dismissed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD STRATFORD</persName> </hi>, Investigation Department, G. P. O. On April 20 I saw prisoner at the G.P.O., cautioned him, and showed him chain produced by Fish. I said, "You attempted to pawn this chain with Messrs. Fish, at Hackney—they detained it. You sub
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<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner did not say what he intended doing with the chain had he got it back from Fish's.</p>
<p>To the Recorder. If a postman finds an undelivered parcel in his bag it is his duty to return it to the office for delivery; he has no right whatever to open it.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM HEDLEY</hi>. I received receipt (produced) from prisoner on April 20. I was making inquiries in consequence of Fish having reported the chain.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILIP WILLIAM COURCOUF</hi>, attached to G. P. O. On May 17 prisoner was given into my custody, I took him to Cannon Row Police Station, and charged him with stealing on April 14 two lady's gold chains. He said, "Yes, I know." On the evidence being given at the Police Court prisoner was asked if he had anything to say; he said nothing.</p>
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<p>The Recorder stated that the witness Fedler had behaved exceed
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<lb/>tember 27, 1909</rs>, in each case with intent to defraud.</rs> Prisoner con
<lb/>fessed to having been convicted on June 28, 1904, at Kingston Quarter Sessions, receiving three years' penal servitude for stealing and con
<lb/>spiracy. Other convictions proved: May 5, 1889, for stealing watch, money, etc., five years in reformatory; June 28, 1900, Winchester Assizes, three years' penal servitude for stealing and conspiracy; February 2, 1903, two months' hard labour, Westminster, for failing to report.</p>
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<p>Mitchell confessed to having been convicted at Newington Sessions on October 13, 1908, receiving 21 months' hard labour for larceny. Other convictions proved: January 19, 1903, Worship Street, one month for unlawful possession; April 3, 1903, two months' for office breaking; July 9, 1907, N. L. Sessions, 12 months for possessing house-breaking instruments By night. Stated to be a good workman. Douglas had been sent to a reformatory until the age of 19 for being beyond his parents' control.</p>
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<p>Parish and Harris
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<p>Mr. Wilkinson prosecuted.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT HANDLEY</hi>, J Division. About 11 a.m. on April 14 I went with other officers to 62, Dove Row, Shoreditch. I got over the wall, pulled myself on to the verandah on the first floor, and entered the first floor back, where I saw Parish and Harris sitting at a table and Edith Clark by the side of Parish. They were all engaged in cleaning and washing counterfeit coin, which was on the table. I seized the male prisoners and they became very violent, and I was thrown to the ground. Parish broke away. Sergeant Edwards came into the room, and I struck Parish on the head with my truncheon, knocking him down. I pulled him back into the room. When I first entered the room I saw Rosina Clark on the landing near the kitchen. She was brought in, and she said, "My God! I didn't think it would come to this." Wittard was brought up by Detective Simmonds, and I told the five prisoners that they would be charged with being concerned together in making and possessing counterfeit coin. Parish said, "You have caught us fair. You cannot blame us for having a cut for it. I suppose this has cost you a couple of 'nickers.' You think you are clever, but you are not always first." Wittard said, pointing to Parish, "I am his aunt. I cannot help what he does in the house." I searched the kitchen and on the table I found these 22 counterfeit shillings, dated 1874, all wet, two cups and two basins, one of the cups containing 31 counterfeit shillings, dated 1898, and the other 11 florins, dated 1907, seven shillings dated 1874, and one sixpence dated 1909. Both cups contained diluted acid and the basins wet silver sand. I also found on the table a file, some emery cloth, a penknife, and a hammer. I conveyed male prisoners and Edith Clark to the police station in a cab. I then returned, and in the room occupied by Rosina Clark, on the first floor back, the kitchen, in an unused cistern over the sink, I found a mould for a florin dated 1907, a mould for a shilling dated 1898, a broken mould for a sixpence dated 1903, and three pieces of a broken mould all tied up in a towel. In the kitchen cupboard I found a mould for a shil
<lb/>ling dated 1874, a tallow candle, a ladle containing white metal, three metal spoons with metal and plaster of paris adhering to them, 10 pieces of stocking used as polishing cloths, one broken table knife, four</p>
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<lb/>bin in the yard I found a large quantity of broken moulds. I asked her if she could give any account of these and she said, "I know nothing about the stuff or what he has been doing. I am his aunt and I don't interfere with what he does." They were afterwards taken to the Bethnal Green Police Station. I showed the male prisoners and Edith Clark the articles which I had found in their absence, and Parish said, "I see you have got the moulds." When charged prisoners made no reply. On searching Parish afterwards I found 5s. 6d. in silver and 4 1/2 d. in bronze in good money, four keys on a split ring, and also one counterfeit florin dated 1907, two shillings dated 1898, and 1874, and three sixpences, one of which was dated 1909, one 1898, the date on the third being obliterated. These coins corresponded with some of the moulds found.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Rosina Clark. I have known you about 16 years. You have never been in trouble, but you associate with low characters and criminals, and you are addicted to drink. You were standing against the banisters on the landing when I first saw you.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Wittard. I do not know where you were when I first come in; you were brought up to me in the kitchen. You were with me when I found the moulds in your fireplace.</p>
<p>To the Judge. The dustbin could be used by either the Clarks or Wittard. The particular mould, the subject of this indictment, I found in the kitchen cupboard upstairs; it had been used.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Edith Clark. You were not in the scullery when I first saw you, and it was not the force of the door being opened that pushed you into the kitchen.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES EDWARDS</hi>, J Division. On April 14 I went with Sergeant Handley to 62, Dove Row, where in the back bed-room on the first floor I found a box containing two pieces of emery paper and a quantity of tissue paper cut into small square pieces. In the front room under the mattress of Rosina Clark's bed I found a con
<lb/>vict's license in the name of Alfred Parish and a small quantity, of bad money, evidently spoilt, in a packet. In the cupboard I found four pieces of cardboard which had evidently been used for moulds. I asked Rosina Clark, who was there at the time, how she could account for the articles found in her room and in the back bedroom, and she said, "Oh, the b—. Fancy him putting them there. I know</p>
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<p>nothing about them. He goes all over the house, and does as he likes."</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">EUGENE COURTNEY</hi>, J Division. On April 14 I went to 62, Dove Row, with the other officers. I entered the house from the rear, while Handley and Edwards went in from the front. On hear
<lb/>ing a scuffle I rushed up the back staircase leading from the yard and met Edith Clark coming out of the door on to the verandah, I pre
<lb/>vented her from coming down the stairs, and she said, "Let me go. I am ill. I have done nothing; I was only watching them." I took her into the kitchen where I saw Parish and Harris in custody. Parish said, "I wish I was sure he only had Wood with him. I would have given him a lot more trouble. Where did you come from? You must have come through the fanlight." I afterwards took Edith Clark to Bethnal Green Police Station in a cab, and on the way she said, "This is terrible. I did not think it would end like this." I afterwards took Rosina Clark and Wittard to the station in a cab. On the way Wittard said, "What do you think of the b—getting us into trouble like this?" Rosina Clark said, "Don't worry, Kate, Alf will make it all right for us."</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Wittard. I did not see you open the door to two policemen; the first time I saw you was in the back room on the first floor.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Edith Clark. You were not in Wittard's kit
<lb/>chen when I first saw you.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERNEST SYMONDS</hi>, J Division. On April 14 I went to 62, Dove Row, and remained in the front of the house while other officers went to the rear. I heard a scuffle upstairs and Wittard came to the front door and, opening it, was about to leave the house. I stopped her and said, "I am a police officer, and you cannot go out." She said, "Why not? What they do upstairs is nothing to do with me." I took her upstairs where I saw other prisoners in custody. Before she said what she did I had not told her that there was any charge against her or any of them.</p>
<p>To Wittard. You tried to push past me, and I stopped you; you did not open the door as if you wished other people to come in. There were two policemen at each corner and as I pushed you back I beckoned to them.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-57" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HENNE</persName> </hi>, pork butcher, 143, Goldsmith's Row, Shore-ditch. About the middle of December last Rosina Clark came in and bought a pennyworth of brawn, tendering a florin in payment. I put it into the till and gave her the brawn with the change. About 10 minutes afterwards Wittard came in and also asked for a penny-worth of brawn, tendering a florin in payment, which I put in the same till as the other. I gave her the brawn and the change. After she had gone I examined the two florins. They looked a bit dull, and I bent one a bit. I gave them to my brother Albert.</p>
<p>To Rosina Clark. I knew you as a customer before this.</p>
<p>To Wittard. You were a customer of mine also before this.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-58" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS"/>AUGUSTUS CRITOPH</persName> </hi>. On January 24 I was employed by John Rutter, a butcher of 140, Goldsmith's Row. On the morning of that day I was serving in the shop when Wittard came in and bought half a pound of 5d. pieces of meat, price 2 1/2 d. She tendered a florin, which I saw was a bad one by its appearance. I said to her, "This is bad." She said, "Is it? I got it from a pawnbrokers' in the Broadway." I gave it back to her and she left. About half an hour after she re
<lb/>turned and paid for the pieces, and said, "I got it changed after a bit of a bother." I went to the pawnbrokers'. Later that day I saw her in the "Globe" public-house and said to her," I thought you told me you got that changed at the pawnbrokers'," and she said, "I did not say pawnbrokers' at all." I went out and called a police-constable, Brady. He returned with me, and she and Rosina Clark were just coming out as we got to the door.</p>
<p>To Wittard. I should not have gone to the pawnbrokers, Allen and Thomas, if you had not mentioned that to me. You said, "I got it at the pawnbrokers' this morning. I will go and change it again."</p>
<p>To the Judge. She mentioned the pawnbrokers by name—Allen and Thomas.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER BRADY</hi>, 300 J. On January 24, in conse
<lb/>quence of a communication Critoph made to me, I went to the "Globe" public-house with him, where I asked Wittard where the counterfeit coin was that she gave this man. She said, "I have got it at home. If you will come I will give it to you. I got it from my husband on Saturday." I went with her to 62, Dove Row, where she handed me this counterfeit florin (produced), saying, "I did not know it was a bad one." I marked it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100531-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100531-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-59" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HENNE</persName> </hi>, pork butcher, 105, Goldsmith's Row. In December last my brother gave me two florins which I found to be bad. In con
<lb/>sequence of what he told me I went to Wittard and gave them to her, saying they were bad. She said, "My God! Don't say that. I got mine from the pawnbrokers. I don't know nothing about the other lady's. I am going to tell her when she comes in. She is not here just now." She gave me good money and one bad florin. Rosina Clark came into the shop the next day and said, "There you are. There's the money," and she put a shilling, a sixpence, and some coppers on the counter, amounting to about 1s. 11d. She did not say anything else. My brother was there at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100531-name-60" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-60" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HENNE</persName> </hi>, recalled, further examined. I was there when Rosina Clark came in the day after I had given my brother the bad coins. She put down the amount of the change I had given her, say
<lb/>ing, "there you are."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-61" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM NEWTON</persName> </hi>, rent collector, 13, Gainsborough Road, Hackney Wick. Since June, 1904, I have been collecting the rent of 62, Dove Row, as agent for the landlord. Wittard's husband and herself were tenants of the downstairs part when I first started, and then in August, 1904, they took the whole of the house. Soon after that Rosina Clark occupied the upper floor, the Wittards occu
<lb/>pying the lower. Wittard paid the rent, 16s. weekly, until several months before the arrest, when Rosina Clark paid it on her behalf.</p>
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<p>She paid regularly every Tuesday when I called for it. Some seven or eight weeks before April 22 I found on getting home that she had given me a bad florin. I threw it on the fire and it melted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-62" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BARR</persName> </hi>. I assist my father in his sawmaker's business at 139, Goldsmith's Row. About 5.45 p.m. on April 13 Rosina Clark came in and asked for a pair of clamps. Not knowing exactly what she wanted I showed her a large iron clamp, and she said that that was not the sort she required; she wanted the same as my father had sold her a week or two ago. These three clamps (produced) I can identify as having been sold at our place. I gave her two, for which she paid 1s. 6d.</p>
<p>
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<p>Statements before the magistrate: Rosina Clark: "I am innocent of what Parish was doing"; Wittard, "I cannot help what my nephew has done"; Edith Clark, "It is not anything to do with me; I am at work all day."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-64" type="given" value="KATE SOPHIA"/>KATE SOPHIA WITTARD</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I do not know anything at all about it. I am innocent of all that has been done by my lodgers.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I took the whole of the house and Rosina Clark rented the top part from me for 8s. a week. Ever since she has lived up there Parish, my nephew, has lived up there; she has kept him. Except at Christmas time, I have never been up to her place, nor have I ever been into Parish's room upstairs. I have always occupied the lower floor with my husband and daughter. Parish never used to come down to my place. We all used the yard outside. I did not know that the coins I changed at Henne's and Rutter's shops were bad; they know me so well there that if I had known they were bad I should not have gone there. I never said to Critoph that I got the bad florin from a pawnbroker.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-65" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH CLARK</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath), I am Rosina Clark's daughter. I do not know anything about what Parish does. I have had nothing to do with making bad money. I work all day as a tobacco stripper; I do not even come home to dinner, and I should not have been home on this day only I was under the doctor. I was in the scullery when I was arrested, and not in the kitchen at all.</p>
<p>To the Judge. I slept downstairs with Wittard's daughter. Up-stairs my mother and father slept, in the front room; my two brothers, my uncle, and Parish in the back room, and then there was the kitchen. The scullery was a little place shut out from the kitchen. I have only seen Harris twice; he came to see Parish before he went to the hospital,</p>
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<p>and then I only saw him in the street. This was a good while before the arrest. I left work on the Tuesday because I was ill, and I did not get up until this Thursday morning. When Courtney saw me I was in Mrs. Wittard's kitchen; I had not been upstairs. I was not at the table upstairs when I was arrested. I was fetched upstairs, and it was the force of them rushing in that I got into the kitchen, or I should not have been in there.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have known, Parish for years and I have been engaged to him since about Christmas. He has been living in the house since last October. My mother or Mrs. Wittard's daughter used to make my bed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-66" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PARISH</persName> </hi>. I have lived at this house since I got my discharge from prison last October. You (Edith Clark) had nothing to do with this bad money.</p>
<p>To the Judge. About two weeks previous to my being caught I was hard up and out of work, so I tried to make this bad money. I worked after they were all in bed and I went to bed before anyone got up. Rosina and Edith Clark and Wittard knew nothing about what I was doing. The night before I was caught I was a bit tired and I did not trouble about putting the things where I used to, but I wrapped some broken moulds and other things in a towel and put them in a dry cistern over the sink in the little lobby off the kitchen, where these people could not possibly find them. I then went to bed, it being my intention to get up after Mr. Clark had gone to work and before the others got up. I overslept myself and I got up about 9.10 a.m., cleared away Mr. Clark's breakfast things, and was scouring some of the coins that I had been making over night, when Harris called for his bicycle that he had left the night before. All the rest were in bed at this time. I said that if he would give me a lift with the work I would go for a spin with him afterwards. He hesitated when he saw the job, but he agreed to help me. We had been at work some time, when I saw Edith Clark, my sweetheart, coming upstairs to have a wash. I dare not ask her to come through the room, as I did not want her to know what I was doing, and I told her to go by another way, up the back stairs to this little lobby. There is a yard door leading on to the lobby and another door which opened in ways into the kitchen. Some time later she rushed into the room from the lobby with a towel in her hand followed by Handley, who was pushing the door behind her; she had to come in. She stood beside me then. I made my way to the stairs, when I got a nasty blow on the head. I should like to say that the yard door leading into the lobby, which is the scullery, opened in ways and also the door leading from the lobby into the kitchen, and anyone stand
<lb/>ing in the scullery behind the yard door would be pushed into the kitchen if anyone was shoving the yard door open from the outside; there was barely room for the door to turn in the lobby.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Harris did not know what I was doing until that morning. The place at which Edith Clark washed was in the scullery, and it was commonly used for that purpose. I had made about five or six moulds, of which there were two fit for use when I was arrested.</p>
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<p>I made this mould for a shilling two nights before I was arrested, and this one (produced) during the last week or so. I made about 30 shillings from this 1874 mould. I used this mould to make florins on the night before my arrest. I broke up some moulds because they were no good. The cups contained water and not acid. The tissue paper found was mine. It was my custom to put the things into the old cistern, but as I was tired I put the white metal and antimony on the ledge under the window. I was not on very friendly terms with Wittard, my aunt, and I only went downstairs now and again. I did not put the pieces of broken mould in her fireplace. I had used them. 1 put some broken pieces in the dustbin. The kitchen upstairs, where we were arrested, was the common room where we used to have food; all of us in the top part had access to it. Wittard did not use it. Harris had only entered the house once before he was arrested. I never made bad coins anywhere but at this house. The bad florins that were passed by people in the house were not made by me. I was not paying any rent, but now and again I gave Mrs. Clark a few shil
<lb/>lings. My aunt was supposed to take me when I came out of prison, but we did not agree, and Rosina Clark allowed me to sleep in her son's room. As to these four clamps they were used by me; I asked Rosina Clark to go for them for me on two occasions, making the excuse that I could not go myself as I was not dressed. I used to put my clothes in her bedroom now and again, but I never used it for any
<lb/>thing. The day before, I think it was, I put this packet of cyanide of potassium with my supervision paper under the mattress of her bed; it was not ammonia, as has been stated. The cardboard found I used as a sort of frame for making the moulds.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-67" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HANDLEY</persName> </hi> (recalled, further cross-examined by Edith Clark). The criminals I have known you to associate with are Parish (not the prisoner), known as "Onions," and Samuel Harrison. The only time I ever came to you for information was when prisoner Parish escaped from Dartmoor. I have never treated you in order to get in
<lb/>formation from you.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-68" type="given" value="ROSINA"/>ROSINA CLARK</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I have nothing to say, only that I am innocent of what I am being accused of.</p>
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<p>(Thursday, June 2.)</p> </div1>
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<lb/>ber</p>
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<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">HANDLEY</hi>. On May 21 I served prisoner at H. M. Prison, Brixton, with a notice that he would be charged with being a habitual criminal. I was present at North London Sessions on Octo
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<p>To prisoner. I could not give you any dates, but I have seen you in the company of thieves whenever I have kept you under observation.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD GOURD</hi>, 512 J. I was at North London Sessions on January 20, 1903, when prisoner was convicted of burglary and sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">HERBERT TAYLOR</hi>, J Division. I was present at this court on March 21, 1904, when prisoner was sentenced to 20 months' hard labour for larceny from the person.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">HANDLEY</hi>, recalled. Whilst prisoner was serving his term of penal servitude he escaped twice from Dartmoor Prison, on the first occasion with a man named Ellis, who was also serving a term of penal servitude. He was only absent for about 30 hours then. When he escaped the second time he committed a burglary, and for that offence was sentenced to 12 months' hard labour at Devon Assizes.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, June 1.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19100531-21-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>of feloniously possessing a forged die for the making of penny postage stamps; feloniously pos
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<interp inst="t19100531-21-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19100531-21-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>feloniously possessing a mould in and upon which was made and impressed the obverse and reverse sides of a florin.</rs>
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<interp inst="t19100531-21-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="habitualCriminal"/>He was further indicted for that he is a habitual criminal.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Pickersgill, M. P., and Mr. Goddard prosecuted; Mr. St. John Macdonald defended.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED SCHOLES</hi>. At 4.15 p.m. on May 13 I served pri
<lb/>soner at Brixton Prison with this notice, that he would be charged with being a habitual criminal. He said, "I was never asked what I had been doing for a living." I told him I was present at the station when Inspector Neil asked him. He said, "I was told by the chaplain, when I left Dartmoor, that I should be discharged at Reading, and that an officer of the Prisoners' Aid Society would meet me and find me work. An officer did meet me there. I think his name was Musgrave, or some
<lb/>thing like it. After walking me about all day round the town he said he could do nothing for me, so I went to Birmingham." I asked him if he would like me to make any inquiries for him and he said, "I have not done any work since I came out because I could not get any." Pri
<lb/>soner was released from prison in July, 1908.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I wrote to the Reading Police to call on Mr. Mude
<lb/>man, the agent missionary. This letter, written by him to prisoner, agrees almost with the result of my inquiries: "Reading. May 26, I am acknowledging receipt of your letter as I am of opinion you are the man I met on July 8, 1909, at the Great Western Station. I then recommended you to lodgings, then to report, and afterwards paid you the 31s. gratuity due to you, and on Sunday, the 11th, you had your meals with me at my house, and intimated you should go north. As I did not see you after Monday I marked you on my book 'Left town,' concluding you were seeking work elsewhere, and had duly reported to the police your intention. I do not know what state
<lb/>ment you want me to confirm. It is true we had no work for you to go to at once, but we were also on the look out for you, and it was only four days from your arrival to your leaving and you had other cash in your possession, so you were not hard up. We should have done our best to aid you into going right had you stopped here. I am sorry to hear you are in trouble again. "Prisoner gave me the name of Cape, from whom I made inquiries. Cape said pri
<lb/>soner had been his tenant and had done no work for him; that he had borrowed money from prisoner and was still somewhat indebted to him, that he was a very quiet man; that he did not know much about Ms business, and that he had paid his rent regularly. Prisoner was occupying 230, Hornsey Road, as his tenant, and had been for six months previous to his arrest.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-80" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t19100531-name-80" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COOK</persName> </hi>, ex-principal warder, Brixton Prison. I was pre
<lb/>sent at this Court on January 30, 1890, when prisoner was convicted in the name of Ingaman of the possession of moulds for coining, and he got 10 years' penal servitude. The previous convictions proved against him were as follows: January 2, 1880, Birmingham Quarter Sessions, six months, with uttering counterfeit coin, in the name of Herbert Davis; July 28, 1880, Ashton Petty Sessions, six weeks for stealing a pipe; December 13, 1880, Birmingham Sessions, three months as a rogue and vagabond; November 4, 1885, Nottingham Assizes, five years' penal servitude for possession of bad coin.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ISAAC DICKS</hi>, Cardiff City Police. On May 8, 1899, I arrested prisoner, and on July 27 he was convicted at the Swansea Assizes of uttering counterfeit coin and being in possession thereof in the company of a man named Maguire. He was sentenced to five years' penal servitude. He came out on June 29, 1905, having had a remanent to serve, and he came to Cardiff and reported his arrival. After remaining 14 days he went to Birmingham.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM TAYLOR</hi>, Windsor Borough Police Force. I was present at the Reading Assizes when, on November 6, 1905, pri
<lb/>soner pleaded guilty to uttering counterfeit coin, when he was sen
<lb/>tenced to three years' penal servitude. His license was revoked, and he had 18 months of the old sentence to serve.</p>
<p>Divisional-detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR NEIL</hi>, Y Division. On April 21 I arrested prisoner on the charges of which he has pleaded guilty. I know nothing of him. I asked him if he would give me any information about himself as to what he had been doing for a living.</p>
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<p>He was very abusive in his manner and used most filthy expressions, remarking, "That is for you to find out. I again asked him but he still declined to give any information about himself. His record shows that on July 8, 1909, he was released, and a few days after a warrant was issued for his arrest for failing to report. The result of the inquiry goes to show that he is a very clever man; he is an artist and an engraver. He had a splendid set of engravers' tools and a die for making postage stamps. In his room at Hornsey Road, where I arrested him, I found a number of duplicate moulds. (Witness enumerated a large number of articles such as were to be found in the stock in trade of coiners, including a large amount of counterfeit coin and apparatus for forging postage stamps.) When searched £13 in gold was found on him. He was most violent at the time of his arrest.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-81" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COLE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). Three months previous to leaving Dartmoor Prison I asked the chaplain if he could find me work. He recommended me to go down to Reading and he would tell the agent down there to meet me on the station. When I got there I was met by the agent. I went there of my own accord. He showed me about Heading. I asked him if he could find me work, and he said he could not. He showed me all round Heading and then went and got my lodgings. He said I had better see him in the morning. I went to his house in the morning, and on my asking him if he had got any work for me he said he had not. I went round again to him the next morning with the same result. I then went to Birmingham, hoping to find my brother, but when I got there I found he was dead. I returned on about July 18, and went to a Rowton House in King's Cross. Some
<lb/>where about September 1 went to 230, Hornsey Road, where I rented a room from a Mr. Cape, a tailor For five months I worked for two or three days a week for him, never receiving more than 8s. or 9s. a week. I lent him several small sums; he has not repaid all of it. I worked till February, when he could not give me any more work, and I tried to get a living at painting picture postcards, but I could not, so I fell back on my old courses again.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I told the agent that I was going to leave Reading. I deny that Inspector Neil asked me to give him the names of people from whom I had tried to get work. When I was liberated from my term of penal servitude in 1898 or 1899 I had a very good job at Bir
<lb/>mingham, and after about 10 months I lost my situation over the police; since then I made up my mind that I would never report if I got into trouble again. I complained to the inspector several times about my work being interfered with, but they would not listen. I tried to get a living while I was at Rowton House by painting postcards, which I tried to sell to anyone who would possibly buy them. I cannot tell you the name of any person to whom I sold them. I did not go to shops; I used to ask people in the street. Sometimes I would earn 10s. a week in that way, but very rarely. I was able to lend Cape some money</p>
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<p>because I earned a little from my postcards as well as the 8s. or 9s. I got from him. I commenced making bad coin about the end of Feb
<lb/>ruary. I did not say to Scholes, "I have not done any work since I came out because I could not find any." The £13 found on me was part of the proceeds from coining and part I had earned. I did not get a penny from the forged stamps.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-82" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CAPE</persName> </hi>, tailor, 230, Hornsey Road. Prisoner took a furnished room from me at 4s. a week from September 13 till the time he was arrested, on April 21. He came to purchase clothes a week before September 13, and that is when I first knew him. He paid his rent regularly. He appeared to be very hard up, and I employed him about four days a week in doing odd jobs, such as ripping and even house work. I do not think I ever paid him more than 7s. a week; it may be that I have paid him as much as 9s. Towards the end of Feb
<lb/>ruary I could find no more work for him. Two or three weeks before Christmas I wanted some money, and he said he knew somebody who would lend me £2 or £3. I borrowed £5 and £1. I consider I have repaid that, but as there was interest charged I have not really repaid it; I' owe him 16s. still. During the time he was living with me he apparently led a respectable life; he did not bring any bad associates to the house, and he was supposed to be a teetotaller.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. He was very quiet indeed. I told the police all I knew. I did not say I objected to giving evidence because I was afraid of violence.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JUDGE RENTOUL</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, June 1.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">COHEN</hi>, Edward (40, musician)</persName>, who pleaded guilty at April (1) Session (see preceding volume, page 744) of indecent assault was now released on his own and his brother's recognisances in £20 to come up for judgment if called upon.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-85" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>James Gibb and Company, Limited</persName>, was now released on his own recognisances in £20 to come up for judgment if called upon.</p>
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<p>Counsel for the prosecution said that having thoroughly considered the case he proposed to offer no evidence.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WHEWAY</hi>, Edith Alice</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE GRANTHAM</hi>.</p>
<p>(Thursday, June 2.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19100531-29-offence-1 t19100531-name-101"/>John Nicholls</persName> a quantity of corrosive fluid with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> She confessed to having been convicted of felony at the Marlborough Street Police Court on January 29, 1906, in the name of
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-102" type="given" value="ALICE"/>Alice Rogers</persName>.</p>
<p>The Prosecutor, a widower, stated that he had lived with prisoner nearly three years, that she was addicted to drinking, went with other men, and had a violent temper; that eventually he was forced to leave her, and she had persecuted him ever since, as she had threatened to do.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT DYCE</hi>, D Division. I was present at the Marl-borough Street Police Court on January 29, 1906, when prisoner was sentenced to 21 days' hard labour for stealing clothes. She has been committed several times for drinking. At that station she said, "I told him I would do it. I have been waiting all day. He will get more when I come out."</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I never said that. I wrote and asked him would he give me a little money as I had no work and he refused. Then I waited until he came home at night. I always knew the time he came home. He puts all his money on horse races, and he took my money for three and a half years, so I thought it was right he should give me a little when I had no work.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<p>Mr. J. P. Grain (for the prosecution) stated that the magistrate having dismissed the charge he proposed to offer no evidence. Mr. Justice Grantham assenting to this course,
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<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Travers Humphreys prosecuted; Mr. St. John McDonald defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-109" type="given" value="JOHN PHILLIP"/>JOHN PHILLIP HIGGINBOTTOM</persName> </hi>, brush maker, 501, Liverpool Road. Prisoner, who is my son, has been living with his wife and three child
<lb/>ren at 35, Dennis Street, for some few months. He is an Army Re
<lb/>serve man, and for the last 18 months or two years he has been out of work, although he has tried to get some. I do not know how he lost his last job. His brother has helped to support him. About 7 p.m. on April 23 he came to my house. His manner was very excited, but he was apparently sober; he might have had a glass or two. He said he had been insulted by the landlord of the "Adam and Eve" public-house and that he would not stand being "chipped" any longer about his being out of work and other people keeping his children. He then went into my son's (Albert) bedroom, saying he was going to have a shave. After about four or five minutes he returned, and he still had on his mind about being told that other people kept his children. I said, "Why don't you walk away and go somewhere else?" but I could not pacify him; he was in a wild temper. He said good-bye to me and his mother and rushed downstairs, saying, "The next time you see me will be at the Sessions." I took no notice of that remark because he was very often in the habit of saying such things.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. He used to shave once or twice a week with his brother's razors; Saturday was one of the usual days. I did not see him shave on this occasion, but he may have done so. He is of a very sullen, disposition and addicted to moping. For hours he will not speak to anyone. Some years ago he flung teacups and coal from my window at the people in the street. I asked him why he did it, but he made no reply. His brother told me that on one occasion when he went out with him he struck people on the head with his cane. We told him he should not do such things, but he really did not seem to know what he was doing. On the same night he smashed some</p>
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<p>tables. I was present when he rushed at his mother, grabbed her by the throat, and said, "Oh, you—; I should like to kill you!" I remonstrated with him and he turned round, kicked the table over, and smashed all the things on it. He appeared to be sober. All his life he has suffered from sleeplessness. From a boy till about six or seven years ago, when he was married, he used to night-walk. He had left the Army two years before he was married. He has also suffered from night terrors—getting up in the middle of the night and smash
<lb/>ing things; he used to bash the wall about as if there was someone trying to hurt him. It seemed to be constitutional. About four or five years ago he rushed into our bedroom and attempted to seize a razor. His mother struggled with him and got it away from him. He said, "It is too hot; I can't stand it." This was in the spring time, I think. He was sober. When I spoke to him next day about it he remembered nothing. He had no remembrance of his night terrors. About four or five months ago he was knocked down by the barman at the "Adam and Eve," and he was kicked in the head. He was sober. Once he tried to pull me under a tramcar. He did not seem to realise what he had done afterwards. I have heard that he used to stand in front of tramcars and motor-cars. It did not take much drink to upset him. People used to treat him. I heard that he had had sunstroke when he was in Africa. He was also once pitched from his horse on to his head. He has complained frequently of headaches. Once he fell off a cart on to his head. My father drowned himself and I heard my grandfather committed suicide also. I have been brought home more than once in a fit, but for the last 12 months I have not had them so severely. My son Albert suffered from fits when he was a boy. My daughter, Edith Howe, has just come out from a home for the feeble-minded; she suffers from debility, and when a child she had fits. She has a very weak memory. On this day my wife was very upset when he rushed out, and she went to look for the razors and found them gone. I rushed downstairs to find him, but he had gone. He was very fond of his children; he fre
<lb/>quently used to bring the boy to our house on the Sunday. He was very poor, and often used to complain to me of not having had suf
<lb/>ficient food.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I took no steps to have him looked after. Latterly I thought he appeared rather dangerous. I only used to see him about once a week. I did not know what steps to take. He has been more violent this last six months than he has been for some time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-110" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HIGGINBOTTOM</persName> </hi>, machinist, 501, Liverpool Road. This case and these razors are my property. The last time I saw them was the morning of April 21. In consequence of what my mother told me that night I looked for them and found them gone.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner is my brother, and he lived with father and me up till about five years ago, when he married. He slept with me. He has a very sullen nature. He has got up in his sleep at night and battered the wall about. I have been out with him and he has knocked people on the head with his stick. I have taken him home</p>
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<p>and he has sat down in a chair and deliberately kicked the tables over. He has gone to bed all right afterwards, after I have had a severe struggle with him. Next morning he practically knows nothing about it. He will not speak to you for hours at a time. He has occasionally tried to throw coal and such things out of the window, and I have prevented him. On one occasion, when I took him home after his having knocked people on the head with his cane, he deliberately kicked the table right over. I struggled with him and got him into bed; in the course of the struggle the bed was broken in half. I have not seen him drunk for years. A glass of ale will easily affect him. On one occasion he rushed in the middle of the night into my mother's bedroom and tried to get the razor there. She struggled with him and he rushed downstairs. She followed, but could not find him. The next morning he was found in an empty room huddled up in a corner, and when told of what had happened he knew nothing about it. About 17 years ago he fell off a pony on to his head and he has frequently complained about his head since; he has said he felt dizzy, and at times he did not know what he was doing. He suffered from sleeplessness a lot and night walking and night terrors, in which he used to fancy he could see people in the wall. A barman at the "Adam and Eve" once knocked him down and kicked him in the face. My father told me that he tried to pull him under a tramcar. I used to suffer from fits when a boy. (Witness corroborated his father's evidence as to family history.) He has told me sometimes that he has had nothing to eat and I have given him a few coppers to go on with. He used to complain of his sister-in-law "chipping" him about his not keeping his children and not being able to get work. He has tried very hard to get work, but he has been unfortunate. I have told him about his behaviour afterwards, and he has said that he does not remember anything. He used to give his wife every penny I gave him. He was very fond of his children.</p>
<p>To the Judge. Nothing was said to the girl about his condition before he married her. I had not the slightest notion that they were going to get married; I did not know about it until after it had taken place; nor did my father.</p>
<p>
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<lb/>band. Prisoner married my sister, and they have been living with me for the last four months in the front parlour. Their eldest child was a boy, three and a half years old, the second a girl, aged two and a half, and there was a baby nearly four months old. Prisoner did not do any work; my sister used to go out about seven in the morning to work and leave the children with me. On Saturday, April 23, she went to work in the morning as usual, and in the course of the morning I had all three children with me. Prisoner went out just after 2 p.m., his usual time on Saturday, and he came back about 7.45 p.m., an unusual time for him, and he came into the first floor back and asked me for the children. I could see he had had drink, and he frightened me, so I said, "Harry, don't be silly." I had the baby in my arms, and my husband was washing up the dishes. He took the baby from</p>
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<p>my arms and he went out without telling his other two children to come with him, which they did. It was an unusual thing for him to take the children like that, and I rushed downstairs after a minute to get a policeman. On my return I found two policemen and a doctor in the house. The children were dead.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-112" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BRITTON</persName> </hi>, 35, Dennis Street. On April 23 I returned from work about 7 p.m. About 45 minutes after prisoner came in where my wife and three children were, and he took the children downstairs. About 10 minutes after I heard him calling, "Charlie, I have killed two of them." I ran downstairs and found him at the foot. He said, "You white-livered bastard! I have a mind to serve you the same." I did not notice anything in his hand at the time. In the struggle which I had with him I noticed a razor in his right hand. I got away from him and went to fetch a policeman. We went back into the front room. The little boy was lying on the ground in front of the fireplace, the baby was lying on the bed, and he was holding the little girl in his arms. He had some blood on his face. He said, "This is what I have done." The razor was on the table.</p>
<p>To the Judge. We were accustomed to his peculiar ways and I did not think it necessary to follow him. He had taken the children away like that before. I have been keeping him for some time. I cannot give you any reason why he could not find work. He is an able-bodied man. I do not know whether he has tried or not.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE GRANT</hi>, 718 Y. I was called by Charles Britton and I went into the front parlour of 31, Dennis Street, where I found the three children with their throats cut. Prisoner, who was there, said, "I've done it, guv'nor, to all three of them." I said, "What did you do it with?" and he replied, "With the razor. I got it from my brother"; he indicated this razor (produced), which was lying on the table. It was smeared with blood. He said, "Come on. Get me out of this and take me to the station. This is through me being out of work and them saying they are keeping my children." Mrs. Britton came in shortly after, and he endeavoured to strike her. I warded the blow off, and then he endeavoured to throw a chair at her and I took it away. He said she was the cause of what he had done.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR HOOKWAY</hi>, 400 Y. On the night of April 23 I was called to 31, Dennis Street, where I found prisoner, who was handed over to my custody. He tried to get at Mrs. Britton, saying, "If I get hold of that f—g cow I will do her in. She is the cause of all this." I took him to the station, and on the way he said, "Are all three dead?" I said, "Yes," and he said, "I am pleased at that. They will not suffer like I have. That has put 'Paid' to their bill." At the police station he said, "You have got the razors. I 'pinched' them off my brother; I have murdered my three children and now they can f—g well hang me. That will be four of us out of the family gone."</p>
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<p>Divisional-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR NEIL</hi>, Y Division. I formally charged prisoner at the police station with the wilful murder of his three children by cutting their throats with a razor. I cautioned him and he said, "Quite right." Afterwards he said, "Quite right. I intended to do it. I did it through other people's talk." In my opinion he had had some drink, but he was perfectly rational then; he understood all that was going on.</p>
<p>Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUGH LONSDALE HANS</hi>. On the night of April 23 I was fetched to 31, Dennis Street, where I saw three children in prisoner's room all dead. I afterwards made a post-mortem examination, and the cause of death in each case was syncope owing to the loss of blood through the throats being cut. They were fairly well nourished children.</p>
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<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Leycester prosecuted; Mr. Eustace Fulton defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-116" type="given" value="ANNIE ELIZABETH"/>ANNIE ELIZABETH BIRD</persName> </hi>. In March my husband and I occupied the downstairs flat at 36, Salisbury Road, Wood Green, and prisoner was living with her husband and one of her children in the flat immediately over ours. Just before Christmas prisoner's mother-in-law, the de
<lb/>ceased, a woman of 74, came to live with them, prisoner giving up her room to her. The two women did not get on very well. After my husband had left, about seven in the morning on March 14, I heard a discussion going on upstairs. I could distinguish deceased's voice us she spoke so loud. She came downstairs into my kitchen, followed by prisoner. She started talking about a lot of things that I did not know anything about. She said prisoner had spilt some water on her dress and there was no tea for her, and would I give her some. Pri
<lb/>soner said there was tea for her that she could have had. They remained with me about half an hour and then went upstairs again. I heard voices raised as if they were quarrelling. I heard deceased scream, "You do!" and then "Murder!" and then a fall. I ran to the bottom of the stairs and shouted to prisoner, "What is the matter?" I got no answer. In my state of health I could not go upstairs, and I went out to fetch a neighbour. I met a young lady outside and she got help. About a month or two before this I heard prisoner threaten to bash out deceased's brains. That was the most expressive threat I heard; I took no notice of the others. The day</p>
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<p>before this happened somebody threw some flower pots out of their window on to the pavement. Prisoner was up there at the time.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner's husband was often out of work (he had bad luck), and prisoner used to work very hard then cleaning and washing. He was in bad health, and was attending the hospital about once a week all the time I was there, which was some six or seven months. She has many times complained to me about her head. I found her a respectable hard-working woman. She was attending hospital for her nerves mostly; it was the critical age with her. Deceased's husband went into the hospital and she had nowhere to go to, so she came to live with them. Prisoner's husband had no work then and she had to work very hard. Prisoner was a teetotaler while I was there. Soon after deceased came prisoner was in my kitchen, and she rushed upstairs saying, "I will soon alter all this," and she took poison. Her husband and I rushed upstairs and found her lying on the floor. He gave her an emetic and she soon came round. It was he who said she had taken poison. There was a bottle with something white in it. If deceased could find anybody to quarrel with she would be very quarrelsome. When they came into my kitchen they were wrangling more than usual, and prisoner seemed very upset and excited. When prisoner said she would bash deceased's brains out it was on the spur of the moment.</p>
<p>Re-examined. Prisoner never said afterwards anything about having taken poison. Deceased taunted her several times for taking it. I have heard her say, "I did it all through you."</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-117" type="given" value="WALTER THOMAS"/>WALTER THOMAS WATSON</persName> </hi>. Prisoner is my mother, and I stayed 15 days with her at 36, Salisbury Road on December 27. My father's mother was living there at the time. This is my father's axe (pro
<lb/>duced), which was sometimes kept in the cupboard under the sink and sometimes in the coal cellar on the balcony.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. My mother's brother, Walter William Ham
<lb/>bridge, is in the Middlesex County Asylum. I had not seen my mother for six years prior to the time I went there. While I was there she was in very bad health; she seemed to be broken down. She was in a very nervous condition and sometimes strange in her manner. I knew she was being treated at the Great Northern Hospital, and that she was going to be admitted there. She has been one of the best of mothers to us. She has found it very difficult sometimes to keep things going when father has been out of work. The hatchet is a very heavy one. I have seen mother in prison, and she said she could not remem
<lb/>ber anything at all about this case; she found herself in the hospital, and she could dimly remember something about a van that took her there. She has never been a violent woman. She was an active member of the Salvation Army for a great number of years.</p>
<p>Re-examined. My mother has two sisters, neither of whom are in the lunatic asylum. I have only one uncle.</p>
<p>Further cross-examined. I did not know whether my aunts are sub
<lb/>ject to fits. I had a sister who has suffered from St. Vitus's dance; she is very ill now. I have a cousin who suffers badly from fits.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-118" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE PEARCE</persName> </hi>, shop assistant. About 11.50 a.m. on March 14 I was in Salisbury Road, when, in consequence of what Mrs. Bird said to me, I went upstairs into a kitchen at No. 36. I there saw deceased sitting in a chair bleeding from wounds in the head. Prisoner was not there. I helped the police-constable who was there to bathe her wounds. About five minutes after I saw prisoner in the back yard. I heard her say to the constable, "She called me a dirty cow." She was bleeding from the throat.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. She was very excited. She seemed quite con
<lb/>scious of what she said. I only saw her for a moment. I was a little upset myself.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE TRISH</hi>, 713 Y. About 4.30 a.m. on March 14 I was called to 36, Salisbury Road, by Mrs. Bird. I went to the kitchen of the upper part of the house and found the door locked. I heard groaning inside and I called out. Deceased opened the door. She was bleeding from the head. I sent for the doctor. She made a statement to me. Before the doctor arrived I followed some blood stains down to the yard, when inside a w.c. I heard retch
<lb/>ing. I forced the door, which was bolted, and inside I found pri
<lb/>soner with her throat cut. I attended to her. She said repeatedly, "She called me a dirty old cow." She also said, "I hit her with something. I don't know what." In a cupboard under the sink in the kitchen I found this axe. The door of the cupboard was shut and buttoned.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner was quite helpless when I saw her first, and then she became very excited. I should think she must have been 20 or 30 minutes in the yard before she was taken away. After I set her up against the wall she became surprisingly rational.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-119" type="given" value="VICTOR BERESFORD"/>VICTOR BERESFORD TAYLOR</persName> </hi>, M. R. C. S., L. R. C. P., Wood Green. On the morning of March 14 I was called to 36, Salisbury Road, where I found deceased sitting in a chair practically unconscious and suffering very much from shock. She was bleeding from a wound over the right eye, blood was coming from the ear and there was internal bleeding. I went downstairs and saw prisoner in the yard. She was struggling with the policeman and she had a large wound in the throat. The policeman asked me whether I was the first doctor, and I said "Yes." Prisoner immediately then said, "I know this doctor. This is Dr. Taylor." She told me two or three times that she had called her "an old cow" and asked for her children. I attended to her wounds and then I went to attend to deceased. Both prisoner and deceased appeared to be perfectly sober. The deceased must have been struck three blows with a blunt instrument such as the back part of this axe.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. None of the wounds could have been caused by a fall. The axe is very heavy and it would not take a very heavy blow to inflict the wounds. I knew prisoner before because she was nursing a case that I was attending. She was in a very excited condition when I first saw her.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-120" type="given" value="THOMAS EDWARD ALLOWAY"/>THOMAS EDWARD ALLOWAY PEARMAN</persName> </hi>, M. R. C. S., L. R. C. P., Surgeon, Cottage Hospital, Wood Green. At 12.40 p.m. on March 14</p>
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<p>deceased and prisoner were brought to the hospital. I attended deceased. She died on the morning of March 7. On a post mortem examination I came to the conclusion that cause of death was haemor
<lb/>rhage on the brain caused by the wounds, which were such as could be caused by the back part of this axe.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have heard that her brother is in an asylum, one of her nephews has had fits, and that her daughter suffers from St. Vitus's dance. She is herself suffering from Bright's disease and neurasthenia. Whilst in the hospital she suffered from insomnia and she is undergoing the change of life, which makes her excitable and depressed at times. If there are any defective organs or there is any predisposition to disease it is especially likely to take place at this time, especially with regard to the brain or especially where the nerves are weak by heredity. I had her under observa
<lb/>tion at the hospital the whole time. My attention was chiefly sur
<lb/>gical. She had to have sleeping draughts. She had a very wild appearance about her eyes and so on, and if anything happened out of the way she was excitable. Having regard to her family history, to her change of life, and the chronic Bright's disease, it is possible that she committed this crime in a moment of insanity. People suffer
<lb/>ing from chronic Bright's disease often have maniacal excitement. In
<lb/>somnia is often one of the first symptoms of insanity. I have not discovered any other symptom.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">BRINKLEY</hi>, 526 Y. On December 29 I was called to 36, Salisbury Road, where I saw prisoner standing in the doorway with her daughter Lucy and deceased by the garden gate. Prisoner said, "That woman is my husband's mother. I want her out of my house," to which deceased replied, "Yes, my son lives here. I have as much right here as she has. They brought me up from the country." Lucy said, referring to deceased, "I want you to lock her up for smacking my face and making my nose bleed." I quieted them down as much as I could and ordered them indoors.</p>
<p>Divisional-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR NEIL</hi>, Y Division. On the morning of April 8, on prisoner being discharged from the hospital, I told her I was a police inspector and that I was taking her to Wood Green Police Station, where she would be charged with the wilful murder of her mother-in-law, Anna Walker, at 36, Salisbury Road, on March 14. She was about to reply and I cautioned her. She then said, "No, I don't wish to say anything at present." When subsequently charged she made no reply.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. She bears a very good character in the neigh
<lb/>bourhood. She has been for 12 months an out-patient at the Great Northern Central Hospital. Deceased's son was endeavouring to get her an old age pension and that was why she came to live with him; her husband had gone to the workhouse and she did not want to go there.</p>
<p>Detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS CARLIN</hi>. At 2 p.m. on March 14 I went to the upper flat in 36, Salisbury Road, when a constable handed me the axe which has been produced. I have made certain inquiries with regard to prisoner's brother.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19100531-33-offence-1 t19100531-name-122"/>Henry Charles Butler</persName>, with intent to kill and murder him; (second count) with intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. S. W. P. Swinburne prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-123" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES BUTLER</persName> </hi>, bricklayer, 6, John's Hill, St. George's. I have known prisoner about four years. About 9 p.m. on March 19 prisoner met me in a beershop and asked me if I was going to treat him. I said, "Don't bother me." My friends and I had three drinks, in which prisoner did not join. I and my friends went out and then I left them at the corner and walked up Watney Street. Prisoner came behind me and asked me if I was going to treat him, as he was out of work. I said I would. A woman named Brown came along at this moment and he said, "You might treat her as well." I agreed and we went into the "King and Queen" public-house and we all had a glass of ale each. I was quite sober, but prisoner had been drinking. He said then to the woman, "Charlie ain't greedy; he will give us another drink before he goes home." I gave him three pennies to call for three more drinks. A little while after he asked me to give him fourpence for a night's shelter. I said, "If you had asked me for it before instead of having the ale I would have given it to you, but I have spent what I've had and I cannot give it to you." He said, "You've been to work all the week. What have you done with your money?" I said, "That's my business. I have to pay my way." Mrs. Brown then said, "If I had the money I would give it to him. I would not let him walk about all night." After going out
<lb/>side three or four minutes prisoner came back and said, "Are you going to give me that?" I told him I had got it and he struck me in the breast. I felt a sharp pain and blood ran down my chest. I fell down and cried out as well as I could, "A man has stabbed me." Just before I went right off I heard the woman say to him, "You have done it, Jerry. Clear out of it quick." I remember no more till I came to at the hospital. I never had a quarrel with prisoner. This little pocket knife (produced) is mine. I am sure I did not take it out in the public house. I had not got it open in my pocket.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. You were in the beerhouse when I went in there. I was not with my wife. I know she paid 10d. for two nights' lodg
<lb/>ing for me at Mr. Burwood's because I was not very good friends with her and I do not feel very comfortable at home. Sometimes I leave so as to have peace. I did not go out and come into the "Gun Boat" beerhouse again. I do not know whether my wife called you out.</p>
<p>Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT YELVERTON STONES</hi>, house surgeon, London Hospital. I saw prosecutor in the hospital at 10 p.m. on March 19. He was suffering from a wound in the chest leading towards the heart. We found the knife had pierced the heart, which was exposed. It was sewn up. He was in a dangerous condition for three weeks. The wound was about three inches deep and could have been caused by a knife. He had been drinking, but as the wound he was suffering from would</p>
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<p>cause his condition of semi-unconsciousness it was very difficult to say whether he was drunk. He is at present an out-patient.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-124" type="given" value="JNO WM"/>JNO. WM. BISHOP</persName> </hi>, barman, "King and Queen" public-house. At 9.30 p.m. on March 19 prisoner, prosecutor, and a woman come in. Prisoner called for three glasses of ale. They stood in the corner of he bar talking together, and about ten minutes after I saw prisoner apparently calling prosecutor to come outside. Prosecutor said nothing. Then I saw prisoner punch the other man. I saw nothing in his hand. Prisoner and the woman then left the bar. Prosecutor undid his waistcoat and coat and said, "He has stabbed me." I did not hear prisoner say anything to the woman. Prosecutor sat on a form, asked me for a drink of water, and then laid on the floor and cried with pain. He then became unconscious and was taken to the hospital.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-125" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alfred Brown, of 43, Eden Street. On March 19, a little after 9 p.m., I went with prosecutor and prisoner, whom I had met in Watney Street, to the "King and Queen" public-house. Prosecutor gave prisoner sixpence to call for three glasses of ale, and prisoner gave him the change back. They started quarrelling then, and prosecutor put his hands into his pockets and then put them behind him. Prisoner said to him, "Oh, is that your game, Charlie." I then looked behind prosecutor and I saw he had a knife in his hands trying to open it. I said to him, "For God's sake, Charlie, put that away," and I turned my head away, as seeing the knife in his hand turned me up inside. When I turned round prisoner was saying to him, "Come on Charlie. Come on." Then prosecutor went to make a claim on a bottle on the counter to throw it, and prisoner went into the street. I came out, spoke to a woman, and then went home.</p>
<p>To the Judge. I did not say, "You've done it, Jerry. Clear out quick." I knew prosecutor by name; we are neighbours in the same court. I cannot describe the knife that I saw in prosecutor's hands.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK GOODING</hi>, H Division. At 9.45 p.m. on March 19 I went to the "King and Queen" public-house, where I saw prosecutor lying on the floor stabbed in the left side. He was taken to the hospital. I found this white-handled knife (produced), which was shut, against the bar. At 3 o'clock the next morning I saw prisoner in a lodging-house, and said to him, "Jerry, we are going to arrest you for stabbing Charlie Butler last night at the 'King and Queen' public-house." He said, "All right. I hope the bastard is dead. He wouldn't give me a 'kip' (lodging). If I hadn't 'chivved' (knifed) him, he would have me. I'll be 'topped' (hung) for him." Whilst I was searching him he produced this knife, and I saw it had a bloodstain on it. He said, "That's what you want. That's what I done it with."</p>
<p>Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK WENSLEY</hi>, H Division. At 9.30 a.m. on March 21 I saw prisoner at Shadwell Police Station. I said to him, "I am a police inspector and, in consequence of what I have been told, I shall charge you with the attempted murder of Charles Butler</p>
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<p>by stabbing him in the chest with this knife at the "King and Queen" public-house at 9.30 p.m. on the 19th." He said, "That's my knife. I did it with it. I did it in self-defence."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. You asked me at the police court to find out pro
<lb/>secutor's previous convictions. I have had the records searched, and so far as we can ascertain he has never been convicted for stabbing. There are several convictions against him for drunk and disorderly conduct, and one or two cases of assault of a minor character.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before magistrate: "What I done I done in self-defence. This man was going to stab me and I stabbed him, knowing he has done several terms of imprisonment and is notorious for using a knife."</p>
<p>Prisoner, now called upon, handed in a statement in which he said: On March 19 I went with a friend to have a glass of ale when I saw Butler in a beerhouse called the "New Gunboat Inn," St. George's Street, E. I never spoke to him while he was in the house. Butler stated in his evidence that he went to the beerhouse with workmates and that I came in later on and I tapped him on the back and asked him to give me a glass of ale and asked him for money, but the missus of the house can prove that I never spoke to the man while he was in the house. As a fact, he went there with his wife, not with two workmates, as he stated in his evidence. Butler keeps a brothel. His wife left him in the beerhouse while she went next door to St. George's Chambers to pay two nights' lodging that cost 10d., because he heard the police were going to raid his house and he would not be found there. Mr. W. Burwood, manager of the lodging-house, can prove this to be true. Some 15 minutes later Butler's wife came and asked me if I could get through her window to open the street door and let her in as she had lost her key. She asked me because I was a smaller man than her husband. I went with her to No. 6, John's Hill, St. George's Street, and did as she asked me. That is how I came to be in Butler's company on that night. We went for a walk in Watney Street. We met the woman named Brown. I did not know this woman, but Butler knew her. He asked her to have a drink, and he suggested we should go to the "King and Queen" public-house, and we went there. He gave me sixpence to pay for three glasses of ale. I got them and gave him the change. Butler had quarrelled with a woman by the name of Mrs. Thorley earlier in the evening about his wife—him going to a lodging-house, leaving his wife to face the police to get another four months as his wife got before. This made Butler rather a bit quarrelsome in my company. He said to me, "You go in a lodging-house. Why don't you pay fivepence a night as I have done. I had paid my lodgings in the afternoon and I took fourpence from my pocket, and I said to him, "That is as much as I can afford." I said to him, "If I kept a brothel as long as you have I could pay 6d. a night," and he got quite upset because I had told him. He made a rush at a water-bottle that was on the counter and then he let it go, and he said to me, "All right, Jerry," and then he put his two hands in his trousers' pockets and took out a white-handled pocket-knife, which the police found on the floor of the "King and</p>
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<p>Queen" public-house. I said to him, "Is this your game, Charlie?" I then took out my knife with the intention of preventing him from using his knife. He suddenly rushed on my knife, which was in my right hand, and as he rushed at me he pinned me against the parti
<lb/>tion. That is how the man was stabbed. He done it himself when he rushed at me. I wish to state this: Knowing this man to have stabbed several men, which the police can prove, I opened my knife to defend myself, thinking to prevent him from stabbing me. Butler used a knife on a man of the name of Aldridge, but he was not prose
<lb/>cuted for it. On December last he stabbed a man of the name of Newton, and Newton was locked up for stabbing, but the police at Leman Street Police Station saw that it was Newton that was stabbed. He was not prosecuted for the offence. He had a young girl in his service looking after one of his brothels. He had a child by her while his wife was doing four months in Holloway Prison for keeping a brothel. He gave the girl 3s. 6d. a week, and she don't get a penny. Her name is Saunders. This man works, it is true, when he thinks he will, for the purpose of preventing the police charging him with living on prostitution, which he has done for years. I have never in my life handled a knife to a living one on this earth, and I am sure this will be the last. I am sorry.</p>
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<p>Ten previous convictions were proved. Prisoner was stated to be an associate of very bad characters.</p>
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<p>(Thursday, June 2.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19100531-36-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>Prisoner pleaded guilty in the case of Berge.</rs> He also confessed to having been convicted on May 15, 1907, at South London Sessions, sentenced to three years' penal servitude and two years' police super
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<p>Mr. Horace B. Samuel prosecuted. Mr. Purcell appeared for Marks.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN NEWING</hi>, E Division. On May 17 I visited Rossiter's house, 13, Brookdale Road, Catford, and found there one gramophone, 284 gramophone records, one horn in a basket, eight albums, seven boxes of needles, seven pairs of roller-skates, two bundles of bicycle spokes, three bicycle brushes, one pair of pliers, two screw hammers, a bicycle, four boxes of spoke washers, and several receipts (produced). I found a number of other articles at 22, Bexhill Road, the residence of Marks.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. The records may have been given to prisoner to destroy; it would in that case have been his duty to destroy them on the premises—not to take them away. I sold Rossiter a gramophone two or three years ago—it is not the one produced. The sound box of gramophone found at 13, Brookdale Road is No. 257068; that is registered as supplied to our laboratory; it has not been sold to any
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<p>Re-examined. Receipt (produced) dated December 12, 1908, is for a Junior Monarch gramophone sold to Rossiter for £2 10s., that was a single spring machine, value £5 10s., sold second-hand to pri
<lb/>soner, and is No. 213981. The machine (produced) is a "Monarch" double spring, value £7 10s. Receipts found at prisoner's house are</p>
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<p>Mr. Samuel said he would withdraw the charge with regard to the records and confine it to the gramophone only.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROSSITER</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). The gramophone (produced) is one of several that I have bought at various times from the company more than two years ago; they have all been second-hand machines; I have not kept the receipts.</p>
<p>At the suggestion of the Recorder the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty.</p>
<p>Rossiter was then tried on the indictment for receiving from Marks a number of parts of a bicycle and six pairs of roller-skates, the pro
<lb/>perty of Millard Brothers, the employers of Marks.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<p>
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<p>Marks was stated to have borne for ten years an excellent character in the employment of Millard Brothers, Limited, and was strongly recommended to mercy by the prosecutors, who desired to assist him in getting other employment.</p>
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<p>Rev.
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19100531-39-offence-1 t19100531-cd-21"/>May 28, 1909</rs>, for £65 13s. 6d., and on a bill of ex
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19100531-39-offence-1 t19100531-cd-22"/>June 9, 1909</rs>, for £41 1s., and on a bill of exchange dated
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19100531-39-offence-1 t19100531-cd-23"/>June 12, 1909</rs>, for £52 9s. 4d., and on a bill of exchange dated
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19100531-39-offence-1 t19100531-cd-24"/>August 3, 1909</rs>, for £22 16s. 10d., and on a bill of exchange dated
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19100531-39-offence-1 t19100531-cd-25"/>August 3,1909</rs>, for £22 16s. 10d., in each case with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-40-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>forging and uttering the said cheque with intent to defrand.</rs> Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at Leeds Assizes on May 6, 1901, receiving five years' penal servitude on three charges of forging postal orders, after a previous conviction on September 15, 1899, at this Court of eight months for forgery. She was stated to have been in employment since her release in 1904.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
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<p>(Thursday, June 2.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19100531-41-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, both feloniously uttering a counterfeit coin twice on the same day.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-41-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>Sullivan pleaded guilty of attempting to utter.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Wilkinson prosecuted, Mr. Thorne defended Sharpe.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN SHUARD</hi>, City Police. On April 13, about 3 p.m., I saw prisoners in Barbican. I heard Sullivan say to Sharpe, "What are you going to call for?" Sharpe replied, "Half of ale." Think
<lb/>ing it a strange remark I kept them under observation. Sullivan went into the "Black Horse" public-house and was followed by Sharpe. Shortly afterwards Sharpe left the house and waited near by when he was joined by Sullivan, who handed him a handful of silver. I fol
<lb/>lowed them and saw Sharpe go into an oil shop, No. 29, and also into Mr. Beard's, a tobacconist, No. 30. Sullivan also went into the tobac
<lb/>conist's. I met Detective Board, and he joined me in keeping observa
<lb/>tion on prisoners. Sharpe next went into the "Whittington" public-house, in Moor Lane, and then into "The Grapes" public-house, in Milton Street, Sullivan waiting outside. I then followed them to the "Ninety-Nine" public-house, at the corner of Finsbury Pavement, which Sharpe entered. They then went back to "The Grapes," which both entered, Detective Board following into a different bar. Sharpe came out alone shortly afterwards, and Board having came out and made a communication to me, I followed Sharpe and told him I was a police officer and should arrest him. He said, "You have made a mistake, what is this for?" I told him I did not know, but that when I took him back to the public-house and confronted him with the other officer and Sullivan, he would be told. When he saw Sullivan he said, "I do not know that man." Detective Board then told him the charge. This was outside "The Grapes," Sullivan being then in custody. They were taken to the police station and searched. I do not know what Sullivan had upon him, but I saw that Sharpe had 17s. 9 1/2 d., one purse, and one fountain pen. Whilst he was being searched he palmed half a sovereign in his hand, and when he was un
<lb/>doing his boots we noticed he was holding his hand in a peculair way. We questioned him about it and he then put his hand on his coat, which was lying on the dock rail, and as he did so half a sovereign dropped from between his fingers. It was a good half sovereign. He said, "You are not going to have my money." They were formally charged and made no reply. Sullivan gave the name of Daniel Sulli
<lb/>van, but no address, and refused any account of himself. Sharpe re
<lb/>fused to give his name and address or any account of himself. He said, "I refuse to tell you; find out."</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Thorne. Barbican is a very busy place about 3 p.m. I was vis-a-vis with prisoners two or three times. When prisoners were confronted Sullivan may have said that he did not know Sharpe. I heard Sullivan say at the police court that he had</p>
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<p>never met Sharpe before. I am certain I have made no mistake about Sharpe.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY BOARD</hi>, City Police. With last witness I kept pri
<lb/>soners under observation. When they entered "The Grapes" public-house I walked into the adjoining bar to where prisoners were and heard Sullivan ask the barmaid for a glass of ale. He tended a sovereign in payment. I saw the coin. Prisoners were the only people in the bar. They were standing about three yards apart. The bar
<lb/>maid handed the change to Sullivan and prisoners stood together for a second or two, and then Sullivan pushed from among the silver on the counter a counterfeit half sovereign. Sharpe hurried out of the bar. Sullivan called out, "Miss, you might give me all silver." I noticed that the coin was bad, and went into the street and told Shuard what had occurred and asked him to follow Sharpe. I then went into the bar where Sullivan was. The manager came up and asked Sullivan where he got the half sovereign from. He said, "The barmaid gave it to me." The manager then told his barmaid to fetch the police. I said, "I am a police officer," and told Sullivan he would be charged with attempting to utter a counterfeit half sovereign. He made no reply. I took him into the street, and just then Shuard came up with Sharpe in custody. I told them both that they would be charged with uttering a counterfeit half sovereign. Sharpe said, "I do not know this man," pointing to Sullivan. I took possession of the coin and marked it. Prisoners were taken to the station and charged. I saw the genuine half sovereign that fell from Sharpe's hand at the station. Coin (produced) marked 1 is the one.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Thomas. I heard Sullivan say at the Guild
<lb/>hall that the genuine half sovereign was not the one the barmaid gave him, that he kept that one in his mouth and swallowed it at the police station and recovered it while under remand at Brixton, and gave it away to a friend who visited him in his cells. I saw Sharpe's face a dozen times while I was watching. He passed me several times, and I am absolutely certain as to his identity.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-158" type="given" value="GERTRUDE"/>GERTRUDE CULLUM</persName> </hi>, barmaid at the "Grapes," Milton Street, City. On April 13 Sharpe came in and called for a "pony" of bitter. I served him and he gave me a penny in payment. Sullivan then came in and asked for a glass of ale and tendered a sovereign. I gave him the change, one half sovereign and the rest in silver and bronze. I turned my back and then Sullivan said, "Miss, would you mind giving me all silver for this half-sovereign?" Coin produced is the one. It was not the one I gave him. I examined it and saw it was bad, and took it to my governor.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Thorne. Prisoners came in immediately one after the other and had a conversation together as they were coming in. It would not be correct to say that one came in two minutes before the other, or that Sullivan came in after I had served the other man with his drink. If my deposition says otherwise it is incorrect.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-159" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LLOYD</persName> </hi>, manager, the "Grapes." On April 13 Cullum handed me a coin, Exhibit 2. In consequence of what she told me</p>
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<p>I spoke to Sullivan. Sharpe was standing close to him. I asked him what he meant by trying to push this bad coin into my place and said I had a good mind to call for a constable. He said, "What's the matter?" and I said, "You can see what is the matter; it is a wrong one. You did not get it here." I kept the coin. Just as I said this Detective Board came in and Sullivan was taken into custody.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Sullivan. I was in the bar when you were served.</p>
<p>
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<lb/>bican. On April 13 Sharpe came into the shop with a handful of silver and asked if I could give him a sovereign for a pound's worth of silver. I said I did not want any silver and he left. Three or four minutes afterwards, Sullivan entered and asked for half an ounce of Nosegay tobacco, 2 1/4 d. He handed me half a sovereign. I did not like the look of it and I said, "I cannot take this coin, I do not think it is a good one," and I handed it back to him. He said, "I have just got it from the cook-shop and I have only one penny on me of other money." He then left, taking the coin with him. Coin produced looks exactly like the one.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Thorne. Although Sharpe was only in the shop two minutes I am certain he is the man. Perhaps I did say at the Guildhall that he was only in the shop half a second.</p>
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<lb/>bican. On April 13 Sullivan came into the shop and had half an ounce of shag and half an ounce of twist. He gave me half a sove
<lb/>reign in payment and I gave him the change.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, Inspector of Coins to His Majesty's Mint. Exhibit 2 is a counterfeit half sovereign. It has been altered from a sixpence. The reverse side to the head has been removed and filed and a thin sheet of the same side of a good half sovereign soldered on, and then the whole thing gilt. It is a rather unusual method of coun
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<p>Sentence: Sullivan,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-41-19100531 t19100531-41-punishment-36"/>18 months' hard labour</rs>.</p>
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<p>Mr. Moran prosecuted; Mr. Sidney Lamb defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-177" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WILLIS</persName> </hi>, 30, Richmond Crescent, Barns bury. My brother Richard lives next door to me. The houses are detached. A garden wall runs between the two houses. There is a passage-way at the side. On Whit Sunday I went out at 7.30 a.m. I returned at 11.30. I found the front door had been burst open, the lock bent, the dining-room door had also been burst open, the door post broken, and the back door had been opened from within.</p>
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<p>Mr. Whitehead, who followed on behind me. Half-way down the crescent prisoner turned and pretended to present a revolver, saying he would shoot us. He was then about 10 yards away. He then ran on again. Finding he could not get away by running he turned round again, he produced a steel rod with which he threatened us. He then ran into Sheen Grove and entered number 27. I was present when he was charged. He then gave 27, Sheen Grove as his address. I am quite sure prisoner is the man I saw when I looked over the wall.</p>
<p>(Friday, June 3.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-179" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, 31, Richmond Crescent, Barnsbury. I was in my drawing-room on Whit Monday night. Mr. Willis came up to me. I went downstairs into the street, to the doorstep of No. 30, where Mr. Richard Willis was trying to get in the front door. I re
<lb/>mained there a few minutes, and Mrs. Willis called out. Mr. Richard Willis went to the back of the premises. I went on to the steps of No. 31, I looked over from underneath the portico to the back premises. I saw someone there, and I came down the steps of No. 31 towards the gate. I was there before the man I saw at the back got there. Then I followed the man, who was prisoner. Mr. Richard Willis also followed. Prisoner was not running; it was something between a fast walk and a run. After we had got a little way prisoner turned round and pretended to present a revolver or something of that kind. I did not hear him say anything. We followed him out of Richmond Crescent into Sheen Grove. Before he got out of Richmond Crescent he turned round and flourished something. I could not say what. At the corner of Sheen Grove he also flourished something again.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. We followed prisoner all the time at a pace which was between a walk and a run. Mr. Willis was blowing the police whistle for assistance, but no assistance came. I do not know what Mrs. Willis was doing. I do not know that I was anxious to arrest prisoner, and as I had not taken lessons in ju-jitsu I kept a respectful distance away. The distances between prisoner and myself would vary from ten to thirty yards. I am on friendly, but not intimate, terms with Mr. Richard Willis. When I went to identify prisoner the Willis's went with me to the station. We did not go into the room together. I was the last to go in. The others stayed in the room, where the identification took place. I cannot tell you what conversa
<lb/>tion we had on the way to the station. It was on general topics. We might have spoken about this matter.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19100531-name-180" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA WILLIS</persName> </hi>, wife of Richard Hermann Willis. At 3 p.m. on Whit Monday I was going up Richmond Crescent with my husband. Prisoner went up the steps of No. 30 and knocked at the door. My husband asked what he wanted. He said he wanted to see Mr. Willis on important business. My husband said he was not at home. Pri
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<p>evening I heard the house door at No. 30 slammed. I was then in the front breakfast parlour. I sat still for a moment, and my husband went to the door. After a moment or two I followed, and he told me to stand still and listen for a sound at the back entrance. I went round to the back and saw the back of the prisoner disappearing out of the back entrance of No. 30. I did not see his face. I know the man I saw is prisoner by his form; I also heard his voice before. I identified prisoner among ten or eleven men. I picked him out before. I went along all the men. He was about the fifth man. I had no hesitation.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER FOX</hi>, 332 Y. On Whit Tuesday, about 4 p.m., I saw prisoner in Caledonian Road, outside the "Albion" public-house. He was in the company of a woman. I touched him on the shoulder, and said, "I am a police officer." He said, to the woman apparently, "I am caught." I said, "You answer the descrip
<lb/>tion of a man that was seen on the premises of No. 30, Richmond Crescent last night about 9.30." He said, "I do not know the place." I asked if he resided at 27, Sheen Grove. He said, "Never mind where I live, the police never saw me there." I told him I should arrest him on suspicion, and he would have to come to Caledonian. Road Police Station. He said, "You are only wasting your time taking me up. They won't identify me." We then went to the station, where he was placed with ten others and picked out by four witnesses.</p>
<p>Police-constable 53 Y. (To the Judge.) I arranged the identifica
<lb/>tion. Ten men were put up with him. They were all big, stout, roughly-dressed men, six were clean shaven, four had moustaches, and one had a very slight dark moustache. They were men of similar height and appearance, not perhaps so stout as prisoner. I asked pri
<lb/>soner if he had any objection to take to either of the men or the arrangements made for his identification. He said "No." He changed his position after each witness had identified him.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. This is a case of mistaken identity. I did not go into No. 27, Sheen Grove. I heard the police whistles, and was among the crowd. There were three policemen called who searched' the house. I did not say when I was arrested, "I am caught." When</p>
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<p>I was identified I was the only big man there. I was not at No. 30, Richmond Crescent, in the afternoon. I was not in the crescent at all.</p>
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<p>Previous convictions were proved.</p>
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<p>Mr. Thatcher prosecuted; Mr. C. F. Gill, K. C., and Mr. Clarke Hall defended.</p>
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