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<p>1910, JUNE.</p>
<p>Vol. CLIII.] Part 792.</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>KNILL, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Shorthand Writers to the Court.</p>
<p>EDITED BY</p>
<p>[Published by Annual Subscription.]</p>
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<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Tuesday, June 28th, 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="t19100628-name-2" type="given" value="WALTER GEORGE FRANK"/>WALTER GEORGE FRANK PHILLIMORE</persName> </hi>, Bart., one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">, FAUDEL-PHILLIPS</hi> Bart., G. C. I. E.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-6" type="given" value="THOMSON"/>THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir Wm.
<hi rend="smallCaps">DUNN</hi>, Knight; Sir
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-8" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COOPER</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-11" type="given" value="LUMLEY"/>LUMLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>, K. C., Commissioner, His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-12" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ROLL</persName>, Esq.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RALPH SLAZENGER Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">J. D. LANGTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. J. B. TIPPETTS</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KNILL, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
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<p>(Tuesday, June 28.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Williams was convicted last session (see page 197) of feloniously wounding the present prisoner, when Mr. Justice Grantham expressed the opinion that she should be prosecuted for bigamy.</p>
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<p>It was stated that in 21 cases the prisoners had opened a Post Office Savings Bank account in a fictitious name by depositing small sums, which they afterwards altered to larger amounts. In 14 cases they had succeeded in drawing these sums.</p>
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<p>Sentences: Henry Henshaw,
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<p>Mr. Bodkin and Mr. Leycester prosecuted; Mr. White defended.</p>
<p>Mr. Bodkin stated that in March prisoner was convicted at this Court (see preceding volume, page 659) on similar charges. He appealed and in May the Court of Criminal Appeal, having heard the case twice argued, quashed the conviction (5 Cr. App. R., p. 41). Other charges were preferred which were contained in a second indict
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<p>Prisoner confessed to a conviction on May 11, 1909, in the name of William Blackman, of being found by night having in his possession without lawful excuse implements of housebreaking, when he was sentenced to 15 months' hard labour. He had given himself up for the present crime, stating that he could not find work and preferred prison to the workhouse. Six previous convictions were proved against him, with sentences running from three to nine months.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at Clerkenwell Sessions for felony on January 15, 1907, when he received three years' penal servitude and two years' police supervision, of which he had still 198 days to serve. He has been convicted many times for robbery with violence.</p>
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<p>A previous conviction was proved.</p>
<p>The Rev.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19100628-8-offence-1 t19100628-name-34"/>Walter Busby</persName> with a bicycle for a certain purpose, did unlawfully and fraudulently convert the same to his own use and benefit; second count, fraudulently converting the proceeds of the sale of that bicycle to his own use and benefit; third count, having received the sum of £5 on account of Walter Busby, did fraudulently convert the same to his own use and benefit.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-35" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BUSBY</persName> </hi> (greengrocer and fruiterer). On May 13, 1904, when I was carrying on business at 237, Abbot's Road, Poplar, as a cycle maker and tobacconist, prisoner, who was a customer of mine, came to my shop and asked me if I had a lady's bicycle for sale as he had a customer for one for £5. I let him have one on the under
<lb/>standing that he was to sell it for £5 or bring it back the same evening and all he could get over the £5 he could keep. He agreed and took it away. On the 29th a friend of mine brought him in to my shop and I asked him what he had done with the bicycle. He said he had sold it for £5 and spent the money. I gave him two or three days to find it and if he did not I would communicate with the police. I never saw him again until last week at the police court.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. You did not say you had lent the money. You did not say that you believed you could get £5 for it; you said you could do so.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-36" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH NICHOL.</persName> </hi> I bought a bicycle from prisoner in May, 1904, for £5. He said he was selling it for a Mr. Busby.</p>
<p>To prisoner. I gave you £5 and I was to pay you another £1 for a new tyre. You gave me the lamp and the pump that you promised.</p>
<p>To the Court. I never saw him again after that. I heard of the bicycle he had to sell through my sister, who knew prisoner as going to the same church as she did. I never got a receipt.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD WEDDEN</hi>, K Division. In 1904 I received a warrant for prisoner's arrest and I arrested him at 34, Shirley Road, Stratford, on the 11th of this month. On reading the warrant to him he said, "Oh, that's years ago. I did not think it would come to this."</p>
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<p>Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate: "I never had a farthing of the money myself. I did it for a good turn, being promised that it should be repaid the evening after a concert. I paid for the refresh
<lb/>ments and everything I paid for. They rehearsed a fortnight. I got nothing for it. Mr. Busby gave me two or three hours to get the money. I could not. He gave me till Sunday night. I went away from him and walked the streets all night. "</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-37" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK TURNER</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). In 1904 I was introduced to a Mr. Perry, who was running a concert at Limehouse Town Hall, and he asked me to play for them. After rehearsing on Good Friday after
<lb/>noon it was too late for the company to go home for tea and he asked me to pay for tea for them and he would see me "righted "afterwards. I did so. I also paid for refreshments on the Saturday and I lent him 20s. out of the £5 I got for the bicycle. On the Monday he came to me and said that if he did not pay the rent of the hall he would not be able to give the concert, and I lent him £3 10s., as the people had got the tickets and the place would have been closed but for me. I played for him on the Monday evening, too, and he promised to pay me for that and return the money I lent him with interest. The con
<lb/>cert was a failure and I only got 12s. of my money back. I told Busby what I had done and he gave me two days in which to find it. Failing to get it, I ran away from home and walked the streets day and night. Some kind lady gave me food and lodging and some clothes and found me a job. I am a pianoforte tuner.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I wrote to Busby that I could not get the £5. I did a fortnight's work rehearsing and got nothing for it. I can call the lady who befriended me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD WEDDEN.</hi> At the West Ham Police Court on June 3 prisoner was bound over for stealing a gramophone. At the time I obtained the warrant against him in 1904 there were two other similar cases against him. On inquiries from his employers one has said his conduct was satisfactory, but the other dismissed him through idleness. It has been his practice of late to take fees for music lessons and disappear after the first lesson.</p>
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<p>Previous convictions proved: July 6, 1909, City of London Sessions, six months as suspected person; and three summary convictions.</p>
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<p>Mr. Robert Wilkinson prosecuted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY DESSENT</hi>, H Division. On May 28, at 7. 30 a. m., I went to 2, Ryder Buildings, Bethnal Green, where I found prisoner in bed. I said, "We are police officers; there are three men in cus
<lb/>tody at Spalding named Edwin Jones, Charles Reynolds, and Henry Charles Talbot for possessing counterfeit coin. I have reason to believe you know those men and that you have been dealing in counterfeit coin. I am going to search your clothes and the bed you are now lying in." Prisoner said, "I will tell you the truth. I am minding some for a man." He then went to the head of the bed and took from under the pillow a packet wrapped in newspaper, which I found to contain 50 counterfeit florins wrapped in tissue paper—21 dated 1903, 10 of 1905, and 19 of 1909. From his waistcoat pocket I took a packet containing four counterfeit florins—one of 1903 and three of 1909. He was taken to Commercial Street Police Station, when he said, "I will tell you all about it. A man whose name I do not know has been paying me 2s. a day to carry snide (bad money) for him. I have met him in different parts of London; he hands me the stuff and I give it to the other' men as he directs me. I have only been doing it for a month. I do not know the men that are in custody at Spalding, but they send letters addressed to me and I hand them to him. I know they are orders for snide—I suppose he sends them; I have never done so. I have an appointment to meet him at the 'Angel. 'Islington, between 11 and 12 to-day, and if you like I will go with you and point him out to you. "I went to the "Angel "with the prisoner but did not see the man referred to.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, inspector of coins, H. M. Mint. The 21 and one florins dated 1903 are from the same mould; 10 of 1905 are from one mould; 19 and three dated 1909 are from one mould. They are all counterfeit.</p>
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<p>Mr. Pickersgill, M. P., prosecuted.</p>
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<p>counterfeit 1s. produced. I said, "It is a wrong one, governor," and returned it to him. He made no reply, and paid for his ale with a good 2s. piece.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-45" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GEE</persName> </hi>, 3, Robertson Street, Battersea, tobacconist. On June 7 at 9. 30 p. m. prisoner asked for half an ounce of tobacco and tendered counterfeit 1s. I said, "That is bad. "He said, "I was not aware of it. "I said, "You cannot have it back. "He said, "You might give me half of it back and I can take it back to where I got it from. "I cut it through with a knife and gave him portion produced. Prisoner produced a purse and said, "You see I have no more bad money. "I examined the purse, which contained two half-crowns and a 2s. piece good money. He then left without making a purchase. I had sus
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN RANGER</hi>, 70 W. R. I took prisoner to the station from Stewart's shop, searched him, and found two half-crowns, a 2s. piece, three sixpences, and 11d. in bronze good money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES GOGGIN</hi>, W Division. On June 7 prisoner and his son, Frank Hall, were brought into Battersea Park Road Police Station. I searched the boy and found in his right inside coat pocket three counterfeit shillings and a broken portion of another shilling (produced); 6d. silver and 4d. bronze good money; two half ounces and one 1d. packet of "Nosegay" tobacco. I told prisoner and his son they would both be charged with possessing counterfeit coin. Prisoner said, "I did not know what they was. I had been out on the beer and had them shoved into me. "They were then charged and made no reply. I was putting the packets of tobacco into an envelope when the boy said, "He," meaning the prisoner, "gave them to me. "When I took the coins from the boy's pocket he said, "He gave them to me. "Prisoner said, "I was down in the East End last week and got too much to drink and passed a sovereign in some public-house, and I must have got them in change. I was fuddled. "At the police court prisoner said, "I hope you are going to get the boy out of it. I gave them to him. "The boy was dis
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-51" type="given" value="ADOLF"/>ADOLF ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi>, House Surgeon, St. Bartholomew's Hospital. On June 18 prosecutor was brought in to me. He was then bleeding slightly, but there had been considerable bleeding. On the right cheek he had a wound two inches long, half an inch deep, nearly penetrating the cheek, which I stitched up; another wound about half inch long, a wound on the left scalp, and a long scratch extending to the right ear. The cuts might have been made by a somewhat blunt pocket knife, like that produced. Prosecutor has attended the hospital as an out-patient until yesterday. He is now discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-52" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROCK</persName> </hi>, brother-in-law of the prosecutor, corroborated his evidence.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, June 29.)</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CURRIE</hi>, 294 B. I took prisoner to the station He was. sober. He said, "I did not stab him. "</p>
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<p>Prisoner was on December 25, 1909, sentenced at Guildhall to three months' hard labour for stealing a pig.</p>
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<p>Mr. Purcell prosecuted; Mr. J. P. Oliver defended Woodham; and Mr. G. St. John McDonald and Mr. Connor appeared for Durnell.</p>
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<p>As to Durnell, Mr. Purcell stated that she had forged her mother's name to the mortgage deed and suppressed the fact that her mother was dead. She was executrix of her mother's will, and it was urged on her behalf that as she would eventually be entitled to a share in the property in certain events she thought she was justified in doing so. She had acted under mistaken advice and was willing to make what restitution she could.</p>
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<p>Mr. Ricardo prosecuted; Mr. Gregory Fisher defended (at the request of the Court).</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner and I have had a good many words, but not serious quarrels. About three weeks before this his wife, in a drunken fit, Woke one of my windows, and I wrote him this letter of April 18 (produced) threatening that if he did not have it mended I would have a summons served upon her and see her employer. I never told the policeman who came that prisoner had knocked my wife down.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-65" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY RICHARDS.</persName> </hi> I am the wife of the prosecutor. A little after 8 p. m. on May 30 prisoner knocked me down outside our shop and threatened that he would set fire to me in my bed before the night was out. A witness who is outside was present; I do not know his name. I sent for the police and wanted to have him arrested and he said he could not arrest him because he did not see it done. He took his name and address.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not tell the constable about his threat; I never thought anything of it. I do not know why he knocked me down. We let the shed at the back of our yard to him. He lives about six yards away from us.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-66" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ADAMS</persName> </hi>, messenger, 12, Pit Street, Peckham. At 8. 30 p. m. on May 30 I was outside prosecutor's shop. As Mrs. Richards went to the door prisoner came along and deliberately struck her to the ground. He said, "I will burn you in your bed, you b—old cow," and then went away.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was not very friendly with him. I never threw stones at him unless he attempted to hit anybody. I never threw stones at him at all. I did not do that unless a gang of boys were throwing at him. I have not been one of the gang. I have never thrown stones at him or his shop. I walked away when I saw boys throwing stones. Nothing has happened to make us unfriendly. I am a little deaf. I am friendly with him, and have never quarrelled with him.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I have never spoken to him before this.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-67" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SHEPPARD</persName> </hi>, carman. I was in Blake's Road on May 31 when at about 12. 45 a. m. I saw flames in the shop at No. 93. I jumped off the van and tried to burst in the door with my foot, but could not do it. I took my pole and burst the panels in, and in doing so smashed the prosecutor's finger. He opened the door. When I got in the fire was in the window on the right hand side.</p>
<p>To the Court. I saw nobody when I saw the fire.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CROOKES</hi>, 237 P. On the morning of May 31 my beat took me through Peckham Grove. At 12. 45 I saw prisoner, whom I know, by the pump at the junction of Peckham Grove and Southampton Street, coming from the direction of Blake's Road and going in the direction of Southampton Street. About two minutes after a man came running down from Diamond Street, and told me there was a fire in Blake's Road. I went there and found the fire at No. 93. It had been extinguished; the shop was full of smoke.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have known prisoner since last October. It is only a minute's walk from where I saw him to No. 93. He has passed me several times at about 11. 30, and he usually nods, but on this night he did not; he had a hurried apparance, and turned his head away. I thought there was something wrong.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED WEST</hi>, Peckham Road Fire Station. We got a call on the morning of May 31. On arriving there I saw they had had had a small fire in the vicinity of the shop window; some of the stock in the window, and down close to the window itself, were damaged by fire. They had been raking the debris out of the window, and, no doubt, it had burnt the floor a little bit. There was about £5 worth of damage done.</p>
<p>To the Court. There is no doubt that the fire occurred in the window.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. There was a gas bracket hanging from the ceiling directly over where the fire originated, as far as I remember. There was a lot of inflammable material in the shop. On inquiry I found the gas had not been alight. If it had been it could not have had anything to do with the fire because the shop had been shut up two hours when the fire occurred.</p>
<p>Re-examined. It was an incandescent burner, and the mantle was intact when I saw it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-68" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY RICHARDS</persName> </hi> (recalled). To the Court. When I shut up the shop there was no gas alight, besides there is a glass casing over the things in the window, and they could only be got at from the outside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN BISSEL</hi>, P Division. About 11. 30 p. m., on May 31, I went to 80, Hornby Road, where I saw prisoner. I told him I should take him in custody for setting fire to Mr. Richards's house at 12. 45 on May 31, and thereby endangering the lives of his seven children. He made no reply, but commenced to struggle vio
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<p>Cross-examined. His house is quite near to the place where the fire was. I arrested him 24 hours after the fire. Prosecutor told me there was no feeling between him and the prisoner. The prosecu
<lb/>tor and wife told me about the threats and that he had knocked the wife down, which I found to be true. Prosecutor also told me that he had knocked prisoner down.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-69" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TIPPETT</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). At 12. 30 this night I came out of the "Shakespeare" public-house at the corner of Diamond Court and Blake's Road, walked down Diamond Street, Blake's Road, and to 80, Hornby Road, my home. I went to bed at about 12. 40 and slept till eight the next morning. I then went to my shed next to this shop which had been burnt, and the first thing I heard of the fire was the boy who told me that the paper shop had been on fire. I said, "I suppose they want their insurance. "I went round and saw a few papers burnt, and I did not think much of it. I was in my shed all day till about night time, when they arrested me. I never struggled but walked quite quietly to the station. I have three little boys of my own, and God forbid I should ever have thought of doing anything like that. I should have been the very first to go and put out the fire. I have no ill-feeling towards the prosecutor. The beginning of it was boys throwing stones at me. He never knocked me down. He said, "What are you going to do about that window. "I did not strike him. I told him my wife did not break the window, and he said he would get her out of her employment and turn me out of the shed which I hired from him and which I had concreted. He encouraged the boys to throw stones at me. I have made several complaints to the magistrates, but they have done nothing for me. I went into the public-house at about 11. 30 p. m. I came out a little before 12,30 to see whether my shop was all right, because the boys had broken the door in earlier that evening.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not threaten the prosecutor or his wife to burn their shop. I was coming past their shop when his wife came for me, and I went away from her and called the police. Adams was there. He is one of the boys who are always gambling for cigarettes and ginger beer; he is out of work and does nothing. I do not know why he should say that I used these threats, only that he rows in the same boat as they do. I did not knock the wife down, nor did she tumble down. She did not send for a constable; it was I. He said, "Did you strike her?" and I said, "No; she went for me." She said I had struck her. I am not known at the "Shake
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<p>Mr. Justice Phillimore stated that he felt some difficulty as regards the form of the indictment, since it was for burning the dwelling</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-70" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WEST</persName> </hi> (recalled). To the Court: Some stock in the window was damaged by fire, and in close proximity to the window there were one or two fittings slightly scorched. There was a good deal of broken glass about.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-71" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY RICHARDS</persName> </hi> (recalled). To the Court: The glass case wag fixed all round the window.</p>
<p>Further re-examined. I suspected prisoner of doing this, and the first thing I did when I saw the fire was to call out for him.</p>
<p>Further cross-examined. They have repaired the damage now. The fire damaged the window—all at the side of the wall where the case is.</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Phillimore said he thought this further evidence was enough to prove that the dwelling house was set fire to.</p>
<p>Verdict, "
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<p>Prisoner confessed to a conviction of felony on January 7, 1908, at the Lambeth Police Court for stealing gas fittings.</p>
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<p>Mr. Cotes-Preedy prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-80" type="given" value="ROSINA"/>ROSINA MAYNARD.</persName> </hi> I live with prisoner, who is my husband, at 2, Stibbington Street, Somers Town. About 8 a. m. on May 20 I woke up because I was stunned. My husband was standing against the bed with a hammer in his hand. I was bleeding from the neck. I got up and went to make for the door, when stabbed me twice on the left side of my stomach and hit me on the head with the hammer, and I fell down. I went downstairs and said something to Mrs. Woodford. I became unconscious and was taken to the hospital. When I first woke up I told him I had a bump on my head, and he said, "You</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Prisoner. I wrote this letter to you of June 16 saying that I would come back to you after I got out of this trouble if you would alter, and that I would keep myself to myself and not go to the "Northumberland Arms "again, as it had been my down-fall.</p>
<p>To the Court. I had gone away from him to another man, and he came and brought me back on the day before this happened. The youngest is two years old and my eldest 11. The baby was not in the bed that night, and I did not wake up and say that I would throw it out of bed if it did not stop crying. I did not say to him if he started grumbling I would go out again. On the afternoon he brought me home in joking I said to him, "If you start grumbling I shall do what I like and go where I like, and there will be plenty enough left for you. "I never slept with the School Board man at Kentish Town; he only gave me a ticket for two pairs of boots. I have never been away with any other man except the one he brought me away from; I was three nights with him because my husband and I had a few words. I was keeping him at the time out of the 7s. 6d. I got at the "Northum
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-81" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE MAYNARD.</persName> </hi> I am 11 years old, and sleep in the same room as my father and mother. I woke up one morning, and I saw father had his knife into mother's neck and stomach. Mother was asleep at the time, and when she woke up father hit her on the head with a hammer. She walked downstairs; she did not tumble down at all. I saw father put the knife into his own throat twice.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. I am sure you hit her with the hammer, because mother had got a bump on her head. You put it on the table again.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-82" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA WOODFORD</persName> </hi>, 2, Stibbington Street, Summers Town. About 30 a. m. on May 20 Mrs. Maynard came downstairs bleeding very much from the head and her lower part. She said something to me. I sent for the police. I went upstairs and I saw prisoner with his hands behind his back. He was bleeding.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWIN DAY</hi>, 62 Y. In consequence of information received, at 8. 30 a. m., on May 20, I went to 2, Stibbington Street, where I saw prosecutrix on the landing of the first floor bleeding from wounds in the body, arms, leg, and head. I went into the front room, where I saw prisoner bleeding from a wound in the neck. I told him I should arrest him for stabbing his wife, and he said, "I done it with a long flat-handled knife in the drawer. She stabbed me in the struggle. She has been away with another man. I took this knife (produced) out of the drawer. In prisoner's presence pro
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<p>To Prisoner. On the Tuesday morning previous to this you reported at the police station that your wife was missing, and then you came back saying that you had found her.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-83" type="given" value="LESLIE"/>LESLIE TROTTER</persName> </hi>, House Surgeon, University Hospital. Between 9 and 10 a. m., on May 20, I examined prosecutrix and found she had two scalp wounds, one about one and a half inches long, and another two and three-quarters inches long on the top of her head, running down to the bone, but without injuring the bone. I could find no bruise, and concluded they must have been caused by a knife. On the side of the neck there were three short and very superficial wounds about half an inch long. On the left forearm there was a deep gash about one inch long, and on the abdomen there were two jagged cuts about three-quarters of an inch long, and not more than skin deep. She was rather collapsed and she had lost a moderate amount of blood. There was no sign of concussion. If she were struck by a hammer, the blow could not have been a very hard one. It is possible that this long black-handled knife could have caused the wounds on the top of her head and that in the prisoner's throat. It was half an inch long and about three and a half inches deep. She left the hospital on June 3. (Witness was requested by the Court to examine prosecutrix's wounds.) The wounds have completely healed up. They certainly do not require any dressing now. I did not examine the stomach.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR NELL</hi>, Y Division. On May 20 I saw prisoner at the station. He was then suffering from a wound in his throat, which had been dressed, but, owing to a likelihood of it becoming serious he was taken to the hospital. Before being taken there I told him that he was detained on a charge of attempting to murder his wife. He said, "Yes, it's all through jealousy," and then, referring to the wound in his own throat, he said, "I got this in the struggle. "On the morning of May 27, after his discharge from the hospital, I charged him, and he said, "I was in a frenzy. I do not know what I did. It was all through my wife going away with another man."</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate. "My wife has been acting very wrongly this last twelve months. She has been cohabit
<lb/>ing with two other men and been out all night now and again. I have cautioned, her. She has told me she has been at work, and when I have inquired at her work she has been done two or three hours and gone to the Alhambra with a School Board man and come home at 30 a. m. She had been away for three nights before the night on which this occurred. On Tuesday afternoon I went to the police station and reported her as missing. On Wednesday she wrote a letter to her mother to ask me how I took it, her being away, and asked if I would take her back. Her mother gave me the letter. I went to the address at Notting Hill. I saw the man's sister who she was with. She told me where to go and find my wife along with her brother. I went there and found my wife in the man's room. That was on Thurs
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-84" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MAYNARD</persName> </hi> (Prisoner, on oath). My wife has been my down-fall, but I have promised to take her back and look after her and the children. I did not know what I was doing at the time. It upset me so much when she spoke that night about the other man and going to "chuck "the baby out of bed that in order to cool my temper I went out at about 5. 30 a. m. I had two or three drops of brandy, and it made me worse. I had to get back soon for fear she would go off again. I laid on the bed and then I woke up, and I do not remember anything else. I did not know what I had done until the little girl told me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I thought at first she had cut my throat in the struggle. It is true that I said before the magistrate that I went out before she spoke about another man; I was confused. It is true that she spoke about him after I had come back. I went to sleep after that.</p>
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<p>Mr. Pasmore prosecuted. Mr. Purcell defended.</p>
<p>Sub-Divisioned Inspector Arthur Seymour, J Division. On May 24, 1910, I received a letter, and spoke to the prisoner. He said, "I am deeply grieved to say I committed bigamy. In October, 1906, I married Florence Adelaide Hall at the Registry Office, Mare Street, Hackney. From 1902 to 1907 I had no news of my first wife, thought it possible she was dead, and contracted my second marriage. In September, 1899, whilst at Wellington Barracks, I was summoned to rejoin my regiment, the 2nd Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, and I proceeded with it to South Africa, where I remained till August, 1902. I married my first wife Rosina Dayborn at the Registry Office, Guildford, in April, 1898, and left her in England during my absence at South. Africa. About the early part of 1902 I heard that my wife had misconducted herself, and I have never cohabited with her since going to South Africa. In October, 1902, I saw her at Waking Railway Station, and took my child from her, but had no conversa
<lb/>tion with her." Those facts were reported to the Commissioner of Police. I produce certificate of prisoner's marriage with Rosina Day
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<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner entered the police force in 1902, has been eight years in the Metropolitan Police, and during that period has borne an excellent character. He was previously for ten years in the Army; went through the South African campaign under General Buller, and holds the medal with five bars and the King's medal. The second wife makes no complaint against him, and is anxious that he should be restored to her.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I have heard that while prisoner was in South Africa his first wife was delivered of twins; and that the War Office stopped the payment to her of ninepence a day, and that other gra
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<lb/>tember, 1899, served under General Buller through the South African War, and hold the medal with five bars and the King's medal. I returned to England in August, 1902, entered the Metropolitan Police, Division, and have been there up to the present time. When I left for South Africa, I arranged that my wife should have ninepence a day out of my one shilling a day pay, which was paid her by the War Office. I received a communication from the War Office in the beginning of 1902, and ascertained that she had been delivered of twins, of which I could not have been the father. I had left her with her mother, who is a thoroughly respectable woman. I heard that one of the twins had died, and when I returned to England I ascertained that she had then got two children. In 1902 I got my own child away from her, and saw and heard no more of her till 1907. In 1906, when I married Florence Adelaide Hall at Guildford, I did not know where my wife was, and thought that she was, possibly, dead.</p>
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<p>The Common Sergeant said this was a case in which a man in the prisoner's class of life could scarcely be expected to take means of legally dissolving his marriage. He would not pass any sentence, but bound prisoner over to come up for judgment if called upon. He directed Inspector Seymour to report that in the Judge's opinion, if it were possible, the prisoner ought not to suffer as a man who has been convicted of bigamy, and that if the Commissioner of Police desired to hear more he would desire him to communicate with the Court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JUDGE LUMLEY SMITH</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, June 29.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19100628-24-offence-3 t19100628-name-111"/>Albert Robert Walford</persName> a banker's cheque for £20, in each case with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<p>Mr. Leycester and Mr. Stanley R. Crawford prosecuted; Mr. C. F. Gill, K. C., Mr. E. Lunge, and Mr. Horace B. Samuel defended Vin
<lb/>cent; Mr. Walter Stewart and Mr. Herbert B. Samuel defended Daw
<p>These charges arose out of two businesses, one controlled by Dawson under the style of Bruce, Desmond and Co., the other controlled by Vincent under the style of McPherson, Brady and Co. Both firms described themselves as "stocks and shares and securities dealers. "Circulars were issued in large numbers giving particulars of "triple deal "operations in shares, prisoners representing that they had pecu
<lb/>liar sources of information, and that if their instructions were followed huge profits must be made; one of the "instructions "being that if one deal showed a loss further "cover "should be sent on account of the following deal. The method was that, upon a customer sending a remittance, an account would be opened in his name; a purchase of some stock would be entered at a certain price in the books, and a bought note sent to the customer. When the stock could be sold at a profit this deal would be closed and the customer informed of his good fortune. The amount of investment and "profit "would then go to the purchase of another stock; when this stock fell, the customer would be told that he must send further cover. In the majority of cases, all the money was lost on the second deal; the few people who went on were disposed of by losses on the third operation.</p>
<p>The conspiracy charge was first taken.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM POPE.</persName> </hi> I am landlord of 98, 99, and 100, Finsbury Circus Buildings, £. E. C. On April 21, 1909, I let those offices to Dawson at a rent of £92 10s. per annum. The names that appeared on the offices were Bruce, Desmond and Co., and some other I forget.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-114" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES KING</persName> </hi>, manager, Coleman Street branch, London and South-Western Bank. Dawson opened an account at our bank in the name of Bruce, Desmond and Co. on February 2, 1910. It was still open on May 3, when there was a credit balance of £37 odd.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HEATHCOTE SMITH</hi> Denham Vicarage, Bury St. Edmunds. I received circulars from Bruce; Desmond and Co., and believed them to be dealers in stocks and shares, and that what they stated in the circu
<lb/>lars would be carried out. I believed the words, "Here is an outline deal for the purpose of following our trusts "to be an example of what might be carried out by them. I do not mean that they referred to examples actually taken from their books, but an outline of what they proposed to do. I wrote them a letter on July 8 enclosing order form</p>
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<p>and a cheque for £5, which has been debited to my account at the bank. I received an acknowledgment on July 12 with a letter, "We herewith enclose you opening contract for the first deal in connection with our corporation in which you take part. We hope to write you shortly that the same has been successfully closed." That also enclosed contract note, "We beg to advise that we have this day sold on difference account 25 shares Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Common at 80. "The words "on difference account "were certainly a puzzle to me. I took it that my money was invested in this railroad. I have no knowledge of having come across the words "Sold on difference account" in any previous matter I have ever had to do with. I did not regard them seriously. I did not see the terms on the back of the contract note before I parted with my money. On July 14 I received another circular headed "How money makes money," which has an example of a guaranteed trust consisting of six operations. On July 20 I got another circular beginning, "We congratulate all those who last fol
<lb/>lowed our instructions to success and have also received their profits and principal in full." That shows how by investing £5 a profit of £40 is to be made. I understood it was a transaction in which they bought and sold for a profit, which profit would accrue to those who sent the money.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I understood that if there was any loss it was not to fall on me. I have had no previous transactions of this character. I have invested money previously with Stock Exchange brokers. I entered into this transaction on the strength of the guarantee that if there was a profit I was to have it. I do not suggest that if there was a loss it should fall on somebody else's shoulders. I received infor
<lb/>mation from them that the transaction in Steel Commons had re
<lb/>sulted in a loss and had absorbed my £5. I do not suggest that the prices at which the stocks were purported to have been dealt in are not the true figures. I agreed before I parted with my money to act upon their instructions as stipulated in their circular, but it was on the strength of their guarantee to send me profits and princi
<lb/>pal. I thought I was dealing with straightforward people. They warned me of the loss and asked me to send further cover. I did not send it. I believe they wrote me that the drop was only temporary, that the price was now roundabout 72 and was expected to go to 80. I did not allow myself to be guided by their advice. I do not suggest that there is any undertaking on their part to close deals in any specified period of time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-115" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER HARPER</persName> </hi>, advertising agent, 29, New Bridge Street, E. C. I received a circular from Bruce, Desmond and Co. in July last. It shows on the face of it that a person investing £5 gets £40. On July 21 I sent them a cheque for £5. We had further correspondence. On receiving their letter of July 29 about a temporary fall in Steel Commons I called at Finsbury Circus Buildings and left an envelope on which I had written, "I shall expect to-morrow morning a reply to my letter of to-day. "I informed the police of my experience and showed them the letters.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I have bought and sold shares through my stock-broker as investments. This was my first speculation in differences. I had an idea of what dealing in differences meant. I sent the money up in order to get information as to the nature of the transaction. I had an idea that their circular was specious and audacious and I was determined if it proved a fraud, to give information for a prose
<lb/>cution. If there had been no representation made there would have been no cheque sent.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-116" type="given" value="ALBERT ROBERT"/>ALBERT ROBERT WALFORD</persName> </hi>, medical electrician, Worthing. I re
<lb/>ceived circulars from Bruce, Desmond and Co. I thought they were stock and share dealers and in a position to deal with my money. I sent £5. On December 9 I received a letter from them saying my first deal had resulted in a profit. On December 15 I received opening contract for the second deal. This was in Rock Islands. On the 17th they wrote that Rock Islands had fallen and they required further cover of £10 or they would have to close the deal. I did not send it. I wrote on December 22 that unless they returned my £5 which I had entrusted them with on the faith of their guarantee, I should place the correspondence with the Official Receiver.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have had similar transactions. It took it they would deal properly with my money based on their circular. I do not say I took it for granted they would gamble in differences for me. I do not deny that is what I was prepared for. When I wrote and told them I would mention their business to my friends I did not mean that they must show a profit to-me at any rate. I thought they were not keeping up to the text of their circulars. I left it to them as to whether they bought for the rise or for the fall. I do not suggest the prices which they quoted to me were not genuine. What I complain of is that I naturally thought they would protect my interests and select a stock for me, either way, based upon the argument of their circular.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ADA GEORGINA</hi>, Brighton, gave similar evidence.</p>
<p>(Thursday, June 30.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-117" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES PARKINSON</persName> </hi>, traveller, Argus Printing Company, 10, Temple Avenue, E. C. I have done printing for Mr. Vincent. He introduced me to Bruce, Desmond and Co., or rather Dawson, who gave me an order for two sets of circulars.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-118" type="given" value="OTTO"/>OTTO SCHMIDT</persName> </hi>, traveller, Henry Detloff, Limited, Sun Street, E. C. My firm has done printing for Bruce, Desmond and Co. since May. 1909. We printed the circulars (produced) for them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-119" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES POOLE</persName> </hi>, cashier, London and South-Western Bank, Cannon Street Branch, was called to prove that certain corrections in proof circulars were in Vincent's writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-120" type="given" value="DAISY"/>DAISY STOKES.</persName> </hi> I have been clerk and bookkeeper to Bruce, Des
<lb/>mond and Co. for about 12 months. Dawson was Bruce, Desmond and Co. I was in Vincent's service and he introduced me to Dawson. Vincent carried on business as Macpherson, Brady and Co. I was in their employ for about two months. I kept the books of Bruce, Des
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<p>and Co. and opened their accounts. I opened the letters if I was first to arrive and handed them to Dawson. I saw no callers. Dawson may have seen them; I was in another office. If there were postal orders or cheques in the letters I paid them into the bank after handing them to Dawson. I sent circulars out, addressing them from a written list which Dawson gave me. I do not know in whose writing it was; Dawson did not tell me. I do not think more than £30 was received in any week from clients. I sent the receipts and made the entries in the ledger. I opened an account in the Rev. Heathcote Smith's name on July 9 with a credit of £5. I opened a deal on Dawson's instructions, and sent him a contract. Dawson would tell me to open a deal in a certain stock at a certain time of the day at the price quoted in the "Standard "or the "Globe. "I took in several editions each day. I kept a record of the highest and lowest prices. Mr. Heathcote Smith's contract note was a sale to him of 25 Chesapeake and Ohios at 80 dollars. The highest and lowest prices that day were 80 1/2 and 79 respectively. If they ran up to 81 he would make a profit. On the 10th a closing note was sent closing them at 81. The highest price that day was 81 3/4, and the lowest 80 1/2. It was booked at 81 because it was a one dollar margin, and he could not make more than a £5 profit on a £5 deal. If clients' shares fell I told Mr. Dawson and he would give me a letter to send to the client. We waited to see if clients sent further cover before closing a deal. If a stock rose we should send a closing contract showing a profit and make an entry in the ledger. Then we would open a second deal. Mr. Dawson would instruct me. I opened a second deal for Mr. Heathcote Smith, fifty United States Steel Common at 73 7/8. The highest price that day was 73 7/8 and the lowest 72 1/4. The highest price next day was 73 and the lowest 71 7/8. Mr. Dawson dictated a letter asking for further cover. The amount of the cover asked for would be fixed according to the price the stock had fallen to. This deal was closed on July 24 when the prices were—highest, 73 1/8; lowest, 72 3/4. I think most clients lost on the second deal. Some had more than three deals. One client had as many as seven; that was when the money was divided into two portions, and put into two deals—a different kind of deal. During the 12 months I was there no profit was paid to any customer. We sold at the highest price and bought back at the lowest. I do not know of any dealings between Bruce, Desmond and other brokers. I never saw any contract notes or cheques from other brokers.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have been pressed to give evidence by the detec
<lb/>tives, as if I did not they said I might be charged with complicity.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MCLEAN</hi>, City Police. I saw Vincent at 5 a. m. on April 26 going into his office in Basinghall Street. He remained there till about 10. 35, then went to the saloon bar of the "Dolphin "in Coleman Street, where he joined Dawson, who was waiting for him. I told them I was a police-officer and held a warrant for their arrest. Vincent said, "Well, I am surprised." Dawson said nothing. I took them to Old Jewry Detective Office</p>
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<p>where I read the warrant to them. Vincent said, "What name did you say; you might read the name again. "That was Heathcote Smith. He replied, "I do not know him. "Dawson made no reply. They were afterwards charged, and neither made any reply.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant Ernest
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERNEST NICHOLLS</hi>, City Police. On April 26 I went with other officers to Bruce, Desmond and Co. 's offices at Fins
<lb/>bury Circus Buildings, and seized a number of books and documents of which I made a list. Among the documents were letters from the Rev. Heathcote Smith, Mrs. Hall, and Mr. Walford. Inside a ledger I found drafts of some of the letters that have been referred to.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR THORPE</hi>, City Police, deposed to his examina
<lb/>tion of the accounts.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN LOATES.</hi> During September last I was watching defendants. As a rule Vincent would go to his office and then to the "Woolpack," Moorfields. When he came out of there Dawson would be with him. This happened pretty well every morn
<lb/>ing. They would then go to the "Swan "in Great Swan Alley, or the "Bodega "in Bucklersbury. They would then go to Waterloo on the tube. I used to see them leave by train, and I left.</p>
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<p>Dawson was then tried on the charge of obtaining money by false pretences from Smith, Harper, Hall, and Walford. No evidence was offered on behalf of prisoner.</p>
<p>(Friday, July 1.)</p>
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<p>Vincent was then tried for obtaining money by false pretences from Smith and Walford. The evidence as to the operations of Vincent as McPherson, Brady and Co. was substantially similar to that in the case of Dawson. Prisoner called no evidence.</p>
<p>(Saturday, July 2.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Bodkin and Mr. Patrick Hastings prosecuted; Mr. Marshall Hall, K. C., Mr. Hawke, and Mr. Kern defended.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ALPHONSE DE HEYKING</hi>, Imperial Russian Consul, London. On April 27 I received from Russia certain documents connected with the habeas corpus proceedings for a girl called Casimiera Minelya. This purports to be an extract from the register of births in the Roman Catholic community, and says that she was born on November 3, 1895, as the legitimate child of Casimir Minelya and his wife, whose maiden name was Friedland, and that her godparents were Constantine Yurgitis and Helena Volovitch. This is a correct translation (pro
<lb/>duced). The register from which this is an extract is kept by the priests in accordance with the Russian law, and bearing the official seal as this does would be accepted in evidence there as to the birth of a person.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. All the registration of births is done by priests, and the register that the birth is entered depends upon what religion the parents belong to. I suppose it would be the first duty to com
<lb/>municate the birth of the child and then have it baptised; but I have no real knowledge of it. If the child belongs to no faith its birth would not be registered. It would not be recognised. What I have produced is a baptismal certificate and it states when the child is reported to have been born. The courts would accept such hearsay evidence.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The priest must register the date of birth on the certificate. It is certified by Digaitis, the priest, of Polenski.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-125" type="given" value="CASIMIR"/>CASIMIR MINELYA.</persName> </hi> I am a Lithuanian, and am at present living at 107, Cable Street, the house of M. Matulaitis. I come from the village of Pegili. I married Mary Friedland, daughter of Louis Friedland, and lived on my farm there. My sister-in-law married a Mr. Levy. I have six children, the eldest being Helena, and the next, Casimiera, was born on November 3 (old style), 1895. She was baptised by a Catholic priest in Polepai. I do not remember how soon after her birth she was baptised. Her godfather was Constantine Yurgitis. I cannot remember her godmother's name. The Friedlands have left Lithuania. I intended leaving Lithuania, and it was arranged that my wife should go before me with Suzanna, Casimiera, and Ludlisas, and I was to follow with the rest of the children. I followed her to Konigs
<lb/>berg, where, in March, she died. Before I reached there I found that the children had been sent to London. I came here in the early part of May to get them. I took legal proceedings, and the Court handed them back to me. They lived with me at M. Matulaitis's house. They were returned to me on the Tuesday, and I had taken tickets for the return journey on the following Saturday, June 4. On the morning of June 3 Casimiera asked me if she might go out with Usiute, M. Matulaitis's servant, and I said she could. Usiute returned without her, and I have never seen her since. I never gave Usiute permission to give her into anybody else's possession.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. My wife was a Jewess. I married her in 1894 according to the Catholic rights. She may have been 18 months away before she died. I simply sent the children with her as companions while she was ill. She was not ill when she went away. She left with all six children, and I afterwards got back three. I gave her 270 roubles and had to let my farm to do it. I am now working as a shepherd and a priest paid my expenses to come over here. Casimiera is as tall as I am. I do not know that she made a statement on oath in the legal proceedings. I cannot read nor write.</p>
<p>Mr. Bodkin objected to the admission of the girl's statements in the Habeas Corpus proceedings.</p>
<p>Mr. Marshall Hall stated that his questions were intended to show that the prosecution was not a bona fide one, and that he was anxious to prove from the witness that the girl herself did not wish to be taken from the country.</p>
<p>The Recorder held that any affidavits made in the Habeas Corpus proceedings, could not be admitted.</p>
<p>Cross-examination resumed. I went to Konigsberg in June, 1909, before my wife died, and signed a document. I did not give my wife permission then to resume the Jewish faith. She never asked me before she died to be buried in the Jewish Cemetery.</p>
<p>Mary Usiute, servant to Casimir Matulaitis, 107, Cable Street. I remember Minelya's children coming to the house. About 9. 30 a. m. on June 3 I went with Casimiera to the Jewish market to buy some socks for her. I have known prisoner as a herring dealer in that market for three years. When we got there it was packed with Jews of all nations. A Jewess did not speak to me and I never heard anyone speak to Casimiera. A Jewess caught hold of her by the arm and tried to pull her away from me. We were surrounded by Jews. I caught hold of Casimiera by the skirt and shawl and prisoner came up and, catching hold of me by my collar in the front of my throat, said in Polish: "What do you want of her—you cursed swine? You are a Catholic, and she is a Jewess. "He took away the basket that I had with me. He was choking me and my buttons were torn out. When I was able to do so I shouted for a policeman and he let me go. Then some other man placed his hand in front of my mouth. I saw nothing more of Casimiera. I went back and told Mr. Oleck and Mr. Matulaites what had occurred and they returned with me to the market. Prisoner was standing beside his barrels of her
<lb/>rings and I pointed him out to a policeman. I could not hear what he said to him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. She is much taller than I am. It was she who wanted to go to the market. It was a very busy day there. This is a good photograph of it (produced). There is a slope at the en
<lb/>trance and there were very many people at this narrow part. I know the man who sells hosiery, though I do not know his name is Schankin. She did not try and pull away from me, nor did she run away. Mr. Matulaitis, the priest, was surprised and angry when I told him. He said we must go and find the man who caught hold of me; I told him it was the prisoner. He was the only man in the market I knew by name.</p>
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<p>Re-examined. I have never had cause to complain of prisoner before.</p>
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<lb/>secutor and his family. I was in the Rev. Casimir Matulaitis's house when Usiute returned without Casimiera on June 3. She was very hysterical and her hat was hanging on the side of her head. In con
<lb/>sequence of what she said I went with her and the priest to the market, near which we saw the constable. We took him into the market, where Usiute without hesitation pointed out prisoner as the man who had assaulted her.</p>
<p>To the Court. On her return she complained of being assaulted. I did not notice her collar or throat. I did not see any bodily signs of assault; I did not look for them. She had not her shawl or basket.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It would be about four minutes' walk from the priest's house to the market. She gave us a description of the man who had assaulted her, but did not mention his name. Prisoner was standing quietly by his herring barrels when we got to the market. A man came up and said, "He is not the man," when she pointed him out.</p>
<p>Re-examined. This man spoke in English. Usiute spoke in Lithuanian when she pointed him out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PATRICK TAYLOR DANIEL</hi>, L. R. C. P., 273, Cable Street. About 7 p. m. on June 3 I was called to see Usiute at Matulaits's house when I found her suffering from shock and weakness. I found considerable tenderness and stiffness round the throat, jaw, and upper part of her breast, but no sign of actual bruising. Her appearance was consistent with the way in which she had been handled. The tenderness went away after a time; she stayed in bed three days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STEPHEN DAFT</hi>, 45 H. R. At 9 a. m. on June 3 I went on patrol duty at Hessel Street, which is the Jewish market. There was an unusually large crowd of Jews in Burslem Street. There was an orderly, crowd of about 20 or 30 blocking up the street and I endeavoured to find out what was the matter, but I could not. In the course of the morning Oleck, who was accompanied by Usiute and another gentleman came and spoke to me in English. I went into the market with them. He asked me to take prisoner's address. I asked him for his name and he said "Joseph Cohen," and he gave as his private address, 22, Prince's Square, St. George's. He speaks Eng
<lb/>lish, so that I can understand him. I was not iinformed of the part the had taken in what had happened; I was simply asked to take his name and address.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. This photograph (produced) shows his stall on the left-hand side looking from Commercial Road; the gangway was very congested there. When I asked him for his address he first pointed to his stall and said, "This is my address. "I then asked him his private address. I said no more to him. The stalls are very close to one another and in some places the gangway is only 8 ft. wide.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES CHAPMAN</hi>, H Division. I was with Detective-sergeant Jardine when prisoner was taken into custody. He was</p>
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<p>charged with assaulting Usiute and he said, "Yes, my name is Cohen. I live at 22, Prince's Square. I do not know anything about it. "When formally charged he said nothing.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. He had undoubtedly been among his own people in the market some years. I know nothing against his character.</p>
<p>The Recorder here stated that he had no doubt that the girl had been abducted, but there was not sufficient evidence that the prisoner was concerned in it. He accordingly withdrew counts 1 and 2 from the Jury and intimated that the evidence for the defence must be limited to that dealing with the count for the assault.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-127" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH COHEN</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath), fishmonger, 22, Prince's Square. I know nothing of the litigation about the girl nor any of the parties. I was selling herrings in the market when this took place; I was be
<lb/>hind my barrels and was next but one to Schankin, who sells hoisery. I heard a row next to his stall, but I knew nothing about it. When it got nearer me I kept hold of my barrels so they should not be thrown down. All the barrels are round me so that I can hardly get out. I did not see Usiute and' I never touched her. I touched nobody.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not notice any unusual crowd there that morning. I have been in the market seven years and am pretty well known. I do not know any of the people who took part in the row; I could not see any. I cannot swear that I do not know Usiute. I told a boy named Abraham who was standing beside me to ask the policeman why he wanted my name and address. I cannot speak Eng
<lb/>lish myself. There was nobody there from the same synagogue as myself. I do not speak Polish; I only know the few words necessary for my business. I do not. know the Polish for "Catholic," nor "swine," nor "pig. "I did not read this account of the child being given back in the "Jewish Express," a Yiddish paper. I can swear by the Sacred Law that I did not know anything about this until this trial.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-128" type="given" value="ZELIG"/>ZELIG SCHANKIN</persName> </hi>, 99, Cannon Street Road. I keep a hosiery store in Hessel Street Market, next but one to the prisoner's. I remember Usiute, with a tall Polish girl, coming to my stall on the morning of Jane 3 to buy stockings. The younger girl asked in Yiddish one of my customers to help her, and the shorter woman at once got hold of her hands. The taller one tried to get away. The market was full When she released herself the other one got hold of her shawl. The younger one then threw off the shawl and ran away, leaving the shawl. Prisoner was inside his stall selling herrings all the time. He did not come out nor interfere with the woman at all.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. My stall is further away from the entrance to the market than prisoner's. The commotion began next to my stall. The two women were the only ones who took part in the row. I saw it all. Nobody took hold of the shorter woman's collar and sleeve. It was impossible for anyone to hustle her; there was no room for it. I do not speak Polish, neither does prisoner. I have known him a very</p>
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<p>long time. I watched the commotion closely because I stood on a box. It was impossible for prisoner to have got outside his herring barrels.</p>
<p>Mr. Marshall Hall was about to call further evidence, when the Jury intimated that they had heard sufficient, and returned a verdict on count 3 (counts 1 and 2 having been already withdrawn) of
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<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Eustace Fulton prosecuted. Mr. Curtis Bennett defended.</p>
<p>Mr. Muir, in the course of his opening, said that, subject to the Recorder's direction, he proposed, under the authority of the Prevention of Crimes Act, 1871, 34 and 35 Vict., c. 112, Section 19, to call evidence as to previous dealings between the thief and the receiver for 12 months prior to the present indictment It was sufficient to show that prisoner had been possessed of such stolen pro
<lb/>perty, but had parted with it by selling or pawning, it not being necessary to prove actual physical possession. (R. v. Rowland. 3 Cr. App. R. p. 277.) He then proceeded to open the facts relative to such previous transactions.</p>
<p>(Friday, July 1.)</p>
<p>The Recorder stated that, after consultation with the Common Sergeant, he was of opinion that the decision in R. v. Rowland only related to the second paragraph of Section 19 of the Act referred to, and must, therefore, not be taken to overrule Rex. v. Carter (12 2. B. D., 522), the decision in which related to the first paragraph of that section, and which made it necessary to prove actual physical possession. Also, it appeared that the facts in this latter case were more similar to the facts of the present case than were those in R. Rowland. He, therefore, excluded such evidence, and would tell the jury to disregard Mr. Muir's opening as to it, and to give a verdict only upon the evidence which was given before them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-131" type="given" value="HENRY,"/>HENRY, PHILIP</persName> </hi>, registered medical practitioner, 73, Warwick Road, Earl's Court. This cigar-holder case (Exhibit 3) is my pro
<lb/>perty. I missed it at 8. 45 p. m. on April 2. I had last seen it at 6. 30 p. m.</p>
<p>Mr. Eustace Fulton proposed asking the witness as to other articles he had missed. Mr. Curtis Bennett objected on the ground that having understood from Mr. Muir's opening that they were not found in prisoners possession, such evidence of discovery was necessary before such questions were put. Objection upheld.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. There was an amber holder in the case when I last saw it, which has been removed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-132" type="given" value="DAVID JAMES"/>DAVID JAMES WHYMAN.</persName> </hi> I am at present serving a sentence of 23 months' hard labour on a conviction of larceny and receiving on May 24 at the North London Sessions. I first met prisoner by going into his jeweller's shop on March 10 to try and sell a carriage watch. On April 29 I was admitted into Dr. Philip's house in Porchester Gardens, where I stole this sandwich box (Exhibit 2), cigar-case (Exhibit 3), a cigarette box, a tobacco box, and another box, all of silver. On April 29 I went to prisoner's shop and asked him if he wanted to buy some silver boxes, and he said he did. After looking at them he bought four. He asked me where I had got them from and I told</p>
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<p>him from Dr. Philip's house in Porchester Gardens. He did not ask me how I came to get them. He gave me 10s. for the sandwich box, 8s. for the cigar case, and 4s. 6d. each for the other two. I then went away and that is the last time I saw him. He has been to my house at 13, Star Street, Paddington, several times on his bicycle.</p>
<p>Mr. Eustace Fulton submitted that questions with regard to other articles sold by the witness to prisoner under similar conditions would be evidence as showing course of conduct, which was a' principle of law applied to every case. The fact that all the articles were bought from the same thief showed a continuity of action, and was evidence of the state of prisoner's mind in buying the articles set forth in the present indictment. (R. v. Dunn. 1 Mood. CC., 146).</p>
<p>Mr. Curtis Bennett objected on the ground that there was no such continuity of action as was shown in the case cited, since, as was not the fact in that case, in the present case the articles were stolen from different persons. The prosecu
<lb/>tion were attempting to get a verdict on one indictment by introducing facts which related to three separate indictments.</p>
<p>The Recorder upheld the objection, stating that the point was a very doubtful one, and that he did not think it worth while to run the risk of having a possible conviction quashed.</p>
<p>Examination resumed. He came to my house a day or two after April 2, and I sold him this cigar holder and its case (Exhibit 3) for 1s. I told him that I had stolen it. When I told him I was stealing all these things he said, "I don't mind now you have told me where you are getting these things. In my mother's will my brother-in-law 'done' me down for £40. I should like you to go up and do his 'house' up," and he wrote the address on a piece of paper, which I copied, and I think destroyed. I did not go to that house. After I was arrested on May 31 made a voluntary statement to the police.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. He made this statement to me in his shop. The address was 50, Palmerston Road, East Ham. I do not recollect say
<lb/>ing "40"at the Police Court. I swear that I do not know his brother-in-law does not live at that address; I have heard it is the wrong address. I remember saying at the Police Court that George Smith told me in the street that it was East Sheen. I folded up the paper that I copied it on to and put it in a drawer at home. I copied it on a larger piece of paper because the prisoner's piece was too small. it ought to be in the drawer still. I have been convicted once or twice before for stealing. I got 21 months in March, 1908; 12 months in 1906; 15 months in 1904, and four months in 1901—all for stealing. When I am out of prison I am a coachman; I told prisoner that. I did not tell prisoner when I first met him that I had some friends who had got some silver things. If my wife says that he only bought three of the things I stole from Dr. Philip's house, she is mistaken. He did not give me 6s. for the cigarette box. My wife was with me when I sold them to him. He did not give me 2s. for the cigar holder and case. He afterwards placed the cigar holder without the case in one of his glass cases. I made this statement to the police after I had been convicted. I have never made statements to the police before. I did not tell prisoner that these boxes belonged to a friend of mine from New York, who had been very well off and wanted to get back again. In the other cases where I have been convicted I have</p>
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<p>pawned the stolen property in my own name. I have never sold things before.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The first time I met prisoner I took a carriage clock to him to be mended and I eventually sold it to him for a shilling. This was in March. It was then that I asked him if he wanted to buy silver things. He did not ask me on that occasion who I was and where I had got the things from. I had been to his shop five or six times before I sold him the silver boxes in April and he had been to my house from eight to ten times. It was a little after March that I told him I was a coachman. He never asked whether I was in employment. I was last a coachman in 1903.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-133" type="given" value="CHRISTINA"/>CHRISTINA WHYMAN.</persName> </hi> I am the wife of the last witness and live with him at 13, Star Street. I was present in the room when prisoner bought this cigar holder and case from my husband for a shilling. He did not ask my husband where he had got it from. He took it away. On April 30 I went with my husband to prisoner's shop. He had with him two silver cigarette boxes, two silver boxes, and a long sandwich silver box. My husband told him that he had brought some things for him to buy and prisoner bought this sandwich case for 10s.; 8s. 6d. I think, for the cigar-box; 6s. for the cigarette box, and I forget how much for the fourth. I was there the whole time and prisoner never asked my husband in my hearing where he had got them from. Pri
<lb/>soner had been to our room more than once before that date. We were not in very prosperous corcumstances at the time; we paid 5s. 6d. a week for the one room which we occupied.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The cigar holder and case were second-hand. Pri
<lb/>soner's shop is quite a small one. He may have paid 8s. for the cigarette box, but I cannot remember quite what it was. At our room prisoner said to my husband, "I have got a brother-in-law at East Ham. I would like you to go up on Monday to his house and go in and take anything you can get your hands on. I have left the door unbolted, so you can get in. "I knew my husband had stolen the things he sold to prisoner. Prisoner said he had a grievance against his brother-in-law through a will, and my husband said he would go. Prisoner gave him the address on a piece of paper, which my husband copied on another piece of paper, destroying the original. I kept the piece of paper that he copied it on to and gave it eventually to Police-constable Yandell, who copied the address in a book and gave it back to me and I destroyed it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-134" type="given" value="DAVID JAMES"/>DAVID JAMES WHYMAN</persName> </hi> (recalled), further cross-examined. I met this brother-in-law in prisoner's shop. He asked prisoner where I got these things from and when he came out I asked did he think I stole them. He said he did not care where I got them from. The brother-in-law said that in front of prisoner.</p>
<p>Further re-examined. The brother-in-law asked me in prisoner's presence where I got them from. This was in the shop. Prisoner said nothing. He gave me 2s. 6d. that night.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-135" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES RAYNER.</persName> </hi> On April 27 I was in the employ of Dr. Philips at 11, Porchester Gardens. On that day Whyman called to see the doctor and I showed him into the waiting-room, in which there were</p>
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<p>two silver boxes (exhibits 1 and 2), with three other silver boxes. The doctor was out and he asked to leave a note. I left him then and afterwards returned. He left them, paying he would not leave a note but would call next day. After he had gone I missed these two boxes (exhibits 1 and 2) and the other three. I find that the initials "H. R. P.,"which were in the centre of the cigar-case, have been rubbed out.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-136" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ROGRES</persName> </hi>, jeweller and pawnbroker, 131, Harrow Road. I should value this solid silver sandwich case at £2 5s. It having no claims to antiquity I should buy it at whatever the current price of silver was per ounce. It weighs from 8 oz. to 9 oz. If broken up it would only fetch 2s. an ounce, the price at that time, about 18s. This silver cigar case is worth 35s. and at breaking-up price 12s.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I would myself buy the sandwich box by the ounce and pay 16s. to 18s. for it. The cigar case is 4 oz. in weight and it would be worth 8s.; I think a previous estimate of 6 oz. is too high. Thirty-five shillings is the price you would have to pay for it new in a shop. It would cost 6s. to 7s. an ounce to manufacture. It is decidedly second-hand. Forty-five shillings is the value at the sand
<lb/>wich box new. It is second-hand. When I boy second-hand silver goods with monograms on them I have to take the monograms off be
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<p>Re-examined. I make careful inquiries as to where they come from when I buy goods with monograms on them. I do not think I would have any difficulty in selling this sandwich box for £2 10s. and the cigar case for about 25s., after repolishing.</p>
<p>To the Court. I would lend 30s. on the latter if pawned with me.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. He has a small working jeweller's shop. Up to this time he has borne the highest character and his family are very respectable people. He appears to be a very nervous young man, judging from my conversations with him. The boy in his shop handed me the sandwich box on May 21, prisoner having traced it. On the night of May 19 prisoner's wife handed the cigar case in my presence to Yandell. I arrested him at his house on June 3. He said if I had been to his father I should have found out his address. The cigarette box and case have never been found. I took him to the station and read the warrant to him, and he said, "Why have you not let me know this before?" I replied, "I have been to your place many times, but I have been unable to obtain any information as to your whereabouts, otherwise this warrant would not have been applied for." He said, "I have been at my father's, and you know his address. I know I have been a fool. I wish now that I had stopped and faced it out. I would sooner give £50 than be in this mess, for it will ruin me. What I ought to have done was to have called in a policeman when this wretched man brought in the stuff, but each time he frightened me so much that I did not know what he was doing and did what he told me to get rid of him. "I went to his shop several times between May 19 and June 3, but not finding him a warrant was issued for his arrest.</p>
<p>Re-examined. On the night of his arrest he said, "I have never been to her address. I do not know Star Street. "Our conversation had been with reference to Why man's wife.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-141" type="given" value="POLICE-CONSTABLE GEORGE"/>POLICE-CONSTABLE GEORGE YANDELL</persName> </hi> (recalled, further examined). Mrs. Whyman showed me at her address a piece of paper with the address, "50, Palmerston House, Palmerston Road, East Ham," which I made a note of in my book.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. This was about June 1 or 2 before prisoner was arrested. I do not know what became of the paper; she would not let me have it.</p>
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<p>married. After leaving school I for some time assisted my father; I then worked for six months at a surveyor's and then for two years I learnt the jewellery trade with Mr. Steward, of Church Street, Ken
<lb/>sington. About nine months ago I went to manage this business for Mr. Hollander and four or five months ago I took it over. Early in March Why mail, whom I had not seen before and who was respectably, dressed, came into the shop and asked me to repair a carriage clock. I told him how much it would cost and then he offered to sell it to me. I bought it in the ordinary course of business. He went away and at the beginning of April he came again and asked me whether I bought old silver and I said I did. He told me he had some up at his house and if I cared to call in I could see it. I was winding clocks up that way and I went into his house. On one occasion when I called in he asked me if I would buy a cigar holder with the case. I gave him, to the best of my knowledge, 2s. for it for the gold on the holder; it was old. He did not tell me where he had got it from, nor did I ask him. He had told me he was a coachman working for a doctor. On April 30 he and his wife came into the shop. Just after this he met my brother-in-law in the shop. There is no truth in Why man's suggestion about my telling him I had a grievance against my brother-in-law and that I wrote down his address for him to go and rob his house. On April 30 he brought a cigarette box, a cigarette case, a cigar case, and a sand
<lb/>wich box, saying that he was selling them for a friend of his, who had come over from New York. He did not tell me he had stolen them or I would not have bought them. I gave him 10s. 6d. for the sand
<lb/>wich box and 8s. or 8s. 6d. for the cigar case; I only bought them for old silver. I took the monogram off the cigar case because I could sell it better. I denied having bought these things to Sudbury because I was nervous. I did my best to get back the sandwich box, which I admitted buying in the same conversation, and I eventually got it back after having had to pay all the profits that the different people had made in reselling it. When I bought the cigar case, the sandwich box, and cigar holder and case I put them in my showcase, where everybody could see them. I do not know what happened to the cigar holder; I have not sold it to my knowledge. I was so upset about all this that I went to Brighton for a week with my wife. I went to my father's the following week and on the Friday I was arrested. I did not abscond; my father knew where I was all the time. It was nervousness also that made me say I had not been to 13, Star Street. I had no idea that any of these things were stolen.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It is true I had had a week's holiday when I said I had not been to Star Street. I had had time to think over it. I do not know whatever made me say it. I asked him whether the carriage clock was his, and he said it was. I had no need to inquire at any time whether he was in employment. The room that he occu
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<p>about and he said he had not yet received it from his friend. It is true he had not told me about his friend then. He said he had not got the silver then; I did not ask him then where he was going to get it from. I sometimes go in and see silver at people's places. The reason why I went there the second time was because he owed me money on a bracelet which I let him have when he was hard up. I did not ask him about the silver then because I thought that was all over. I went a third time for the same reason. The fact that he was in on the three occasions I called did not surprise me. Once I called in the morning at 11 o'clock. I also called once when he was out. I never saw any silver articles until he came to the shop with his wife. It did not surprise me that he should be in possession of such articles. He explained it to my satisfaction. He said they belonged to a wealthy gentleman from New York. I thought Why man looked like a "horsey "man. I keep books and I think I entered these transac
<lb/>tions in them. I put them on a slip of paper. I only enter orders that come. I did not get any receipts from him. I had the cigar case in the shop when Sudbury called on May 18. I do not know why I did not tell him I had bought that as well as the sandwich box. Mr. Scutt, a working jeweller, bought the sandwich case at the price of old silver two days after I had bought it. I had eventually to pay 33s. 6d. to get it back; it had passed through three hands to the best of my knowledge. The reason why I was so nervous with Sudbury was that Why man's wife had just previously told me her husband had been arrested for stealing these things. I was thunderstruck. Nothing could be done at the shop in my absence at Brighton. I left the boy in charge and my father saw to the place being locked up. I did not think it was necessary that I should go to the station and tell them I was going to Brighton.</p>
<p>Re-examined. When asked about Star Street I was in the police cell and I was nervous. I am not in the habit of cross-examining everybody who comes into the shop as to what he is.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-27-offence-15" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>George fraudulently inducing
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<p>Mr. Muir, Mr. Graham-Campbell, and Mr. Adrian Clarke prose
<lb/>cuted; Mr. Percy Oliver defended Charsley and Adams; Mr. Leon Freedman and Mr. Walter Frampton defended Crane.</p>
<p>Arthur Bathurst, Charsley, Stanley Bathurst, Holman, and Crane were first tried for conspiracy and obtaining goods in the name of "F. Hardcastle Routledge and Co.," by false pretences.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-166" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MORTON</persName> </hi>, 3a, Peckford Place, Brixton Road, blacksmith. I act as caretaker for stables and other property. On October 18, 1909, Bathurst, in the name of Routledge, and Crane, in the name of Hardcastle, rented a stable in Peckford Place from me at 10s. a week, stating they were china and glass merchants, trading under the firm name of Hardcastle Routledge and Co. They remained till the second or third week in February, 1910, when they left without notice owing three weeks' rent. Many letters came to Hardcastle Routledge and Co., which were brought into my shop, and given to or taken by A. Bathurst or Crane. Goods were delivered which sometimes I took in, they leaving me money to pay for the carriage. I have seen Holman in the yard, whom I knew as Hayward; also Charsley and Stanley Bathurst, whom I knew by their own names. Goods remained a short time, the longest being some teapots and pudding moulds, which were there a fortnight. Goods were sent away in a van hired from a greengrocer; afterwards prisoners hired a van of their own, which was driven by Tom King. I did not see Holman after Christ
<lb/>mas, They had no office or books. The name "Hardcastle Routledge and Co., wholesale china and glass merchants," was painted over the door of the stable.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by S. Bathurst. I understood S. and A. Bathurst were brothers. The agent did not complain of resin being stored on the premises. (To Mr. Oliver) I never saw Charsley take any part in the business—he might have come there with messages. (To S. Bathurst) I took in letters Li the name of Neville, which I gave to Bathurst. He brought three van loads of second-hand furniture and old clothes. I bought a lady's skirt from him. (To Holman) I knew Holman as a tallyman. (To Mr. Frampton) A deposit of 2s. 6d. was paid on taking the stable—I think by Crane.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-167" type="given" value="LOUIS VERSON"/>LOUIS VERSON JESSOP</persName> </hi>, 23, Woodfield Lane, Leytonstone, secretary to Grindlay and Co., Limited, tar and resin distillers, Blomfield Street, Poplar. On December 3, 1909, Hardcastle Routledge and Co. ordered by letter half ton of resin at 10s. per cwt., referring me to F. W. Crane and Co., 337, Milkwood Road, Herne Hill, and B. Hayward, 8 and 112, Holland Road, Brixton. I received replies stating they had done business with Hardcastle and Co. for a considerable time, and that theirs was a satisfactory account, on printed note paper, from "B. Hayward, boot factor, draper, etc., dealer in china, glass, and earthenware. Cheques to be crossed L. and S. W. Bank," and from "F. W. Crane and Co., commission agents and importers"—"Lead
<lb/>enhall Chambers, St. Mary Axe "struck out, and in pencil, "337, Milkwood Road, Herne Hill, S. E. "I then delivered five barrels of common resin amounting to £5 19s. 5d., and on a further order on December 10 goods amounting to £12 8s. 8d. I endeavoured to obtain payment of £17 18s. 11d. due," but Hardcastle Routledge and Co. had disappeared, and we have received nothing. On April 18 I received an application from "J. Sutcliff and Co., wholesale drysalters and sundriesmen, 18a, Myatt Road, Camberwell," for a quo
<lb/>tation of resin in one ton lots, quoted £12 10s. per ton; and on April 19 received an order for one ton, Sutcliff and Co. giving as reference "J. Caton, glass bottle manufacturers, 79, Ethelred Street, Lambeth. "I got a reply from Caton and Co. stating they had done business with Hardcastle and Co. for some time, and that accounts were promptly met. Noticing a similarity in the letters with those in the case of Hardcastle and Co. we did not supply Sutcliff and Co., and communicated with the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-168" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LITTLE</persName> </hi>, carman to Grindlay and Co., Limited. On Decem
<lb/>ber 7 I delivered five barrels of resin to Hardcastle and Co., Peckford Place. It was taken in by S. Bathurst and Crane. The receipt is signed "Tom King," I believe by Crane.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Frampton. I said at the police-court that the man who signed the receipt was Adams—not Crane. That is correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-169" type="given" value="ROBERT WILLIAM ALFRED"/>ROBERT WILLIAM ALFRED COCKERTON</persName> </hi>, carman to G. Wiseman and Sons, contractors, Bow Common Lane. On December 14 I delivered ten barrels of resin at Peckford Place. Receipt was signed "F. Hard
<lb/>castle," by Stanley Bathurst.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-170" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES DACIE.</persName> </hi> My father trades as Dallett and Co., Soap Works, High Street, Putney. On January 18,1910, I received a sample of resin from Hardcastle and Co., and offered to buy 22 cwt. for £9,</p>
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<p>which was delivered to me by a van, accompanied by A. Bathurst. I paid £8 13s. 3d. (the resin being short in weight) to A. Bathurst. He told me he had bought it from Grindlay and Co. for making varnish, that he was selling it because his landlord objected to it as inflammable goods, invalidating the insurance, and he was obliged to remove it. The price paid was 8s. 3d. per cwt.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by A. Bathurst. I paid a fair market price for the resin.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-171" type="given" value="JOHN BARKER"/>JOHN BARKER MORRISON</persName> </hi>, 41, Paragon Road, Hackney. I am a manufacturing chemist, and have carried on business at Devonshire Road, Hackney, in the name of John Barker for the past ten years. Ten or 12 years ago, in partnership with my brother Charles Percy Stewart Morrison, I traded as Stewart and Morrison at 62, Holly Street, Dalston. I have given no references for Hardcastle Routledge, and Co. I have known A. Bathurst since just before Christmas, 1909. I have known Crane for 20 years—he is my brother-in-law—he knew I had traded as Stewart and Morrison. About six letters came to 41, Paragon Road, addressed to Stewart and Morrison, which were sent to Hardcastle and Co., Beckford Place, by request from that firm, written by Crane, dated January 13, 1910. On January 10, 1910, I bought a barrel of resin from Hardcastle and Co. at 10s. 6d. per cwt. I have not paid for it.</p>
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<persName id="t19100628-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-172" type="surname" value="MORRISON"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-172" type="given" value="CHARLES PERCY STEWART"/>CHARLES PERCY STEWART MORRISON</persName> </hi> gave similar evidence. Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD NURSEY</hi>, W Division. I am acquainted with A. Bathurst's handwriting. The order to Grindlay on December 3 for half a ton and of December 10 for one ton of resin, and re
<lb/>ference by B. Hayward, are in his handwriting. The reference from Crane and Co. and receipt of December 14 of ten barrels of resin, signed "F. Hardcastle Routledge and Co.,"are in Crane's hand-writing. The invoice of ten casks resin to Dallett and Co., and re
<lb/>ceived for £8 13s. 3d., are in S. Bathurst's writing.</p>
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<persName id="t19100628-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-173" type="surname" value="CLIFFORD"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-173" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CLIFFORD</persName> </hi>, shipping clerk to Julius Norden, Limited, 44, Farringdon Street, incandescent gas mantle manufacturers. On November 29 A. Bathurst presented billhead of "F. Hardcastle Rout
<lb/>ledge and Co., wholesale china, glass, and sundry merchants, Beckford Place," and signed an order for seven gross gas mantles in the name of "J. Routledge." He said he had a connection with a lot of china' dealers to whom he could sell mantles, that he employed four travel
<lb/>lers; he referred us to D. Hayward, boot factor, etc., 8 and 112, Holland Road, Brixton, from whom we received letter produced stating he had dealt with Hardcastle and Co. for some time, and had found their account satisfactory. We supplied goods to the amount of £7 6s. 6d.; on December 10 £8 15s.; and on December 13 £8 15s.; made application for payment, and have received nothing. We wrote on January 22 to B. Hayward, and the letter was returned unde
<lb/>livered. We issued writ, which we have been unable to serve on Hardcastle and Co. On April 13 Charsley brought order produced from J. Sutcliff and Co., 18a, Myatt's Road, Camberwell, for five gross of mantles, with a reference to Caton and Sons, 97, Milkwood Road, Catford. Charsley signed the order "F. Elliott." We wrote to</p>
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<p>Caton and Sons, who replied stating they could not give information without authority from Sutcliff and Co. Hardcastle and Co. then wrote referring us to James Carroll, Glebe Mews, Camberwell, and to the Capital and Counties Bank. We forwarded pro forma invoice for £4 13s. to Hardcastle and Co. asking for cash before delivery; receiving no reply we did not supply the goods.</p>
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<persName id="t19100628-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-174" type="surname" value="LACIE"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-174" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LACIE</persName> </hi> (carman to Pickford and Co.). On December 4, 12, and 14 I delivered packages to Hardcastle and Co. Receipts for de
<lb/>livery on December 4 and 12 were signed "J. Routledge" by A. Bathurst; receipt on December 14 is signed "F. Hardcastle."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NURSEY</hi>, recalled. The orders of November 29, December 3, and December 10, reference from Hayward of Novem
<lb/>ber 29, and receipt for delivery of December 4 and 12 are in A. Bathurst's writing; the order from J. Sutcliff and Co. is signed "F. Elliott" in the writing of Charsley. The letter from Sutcliff and Co. giving the reference to James Carroll is in George's writing.</p>
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<persName id="t19100628-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-175" type="surname" value="COLES"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-175" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM COLES</persName> </hi>, 197, Camberwell New Road, owner of 8, Holland Road. In November, 1909, I let to Holman, in the name of Hayward, No. 8, Holland Road; he paid me £3 15s.; half quarter's, rent to Christmas, by cheque, which was honoured. "Hayward—Office "was painted on the parlour window. He left in January with
<lb/>out notice. I took possession and found a number of empty boot boxes there.</p>
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<persName id="t19100628-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-176" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-176" type="surname" value="REVETT"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-176" type="given" value="MINA"/>MINA REVETT</persName> </hi>, wife of William Revett, 112, Holland Road, Brixton, printer. In November, 1909, I let my back parlour to Holman at 3s. 6d. a week; he remained three weeks, until he got the house at No. 8; he received letters and parcels in the name of Hayward.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-177" type="surname" value="CURRIE"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-177" type="given" value="EDGAR"/>EDGAR CURRIE</persName> </hi>, to J. J. Adams, 9, Charterhouse Street, agent to Pountney and Co., Limited, earthenware manufacturers, Bristol. On January 18, 1910, a man, who I believe was Crane, pre
<lb/>sented the card of F. Hardcastle Routledge and Co. and ordered £17 worth of toilet and other earthenware, referring me to George Thomas and Co., 36, St. Mary-at-Hill, and Stewart and Morrison, 41, Paragon Road, Hackney. I forwarded the order and references to Pountney and Co.</p>
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<persName id="t19100628-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-178" type="surname" value="GROUNDFORD"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-178" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR GROUNDFORD</persName> </hi>, warehouseman to Pountney and Co., Limited, Bristol. I received order and references from the last witness, wrote to Stewart and Morrison and to Thomas and Co., received good refer
<lb/>ences as to F. Hardcastle Routledge and Co., and forwarded goods value £518s. 2d. We received a further order from Hardcastle, which we refused to supply without remittance. Our further application for payment has been returned through the dead letter office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-179" type="surname" value="CONGERTON"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-179" type="given" value="THOMAS GEORGE"/>THOMAS GEORGE CONGERTON</persName> </hi>, carman, Great Western Railway, pro
<lb/>duced receipt for delivery of February 4, 1910, of a crate signed by the witness Morton.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NURSEY</hi>, recalled. The reference by Stewart and Morrison is in Crane's writing. The letters from Hardcastle and Co. to Pountney and Co. of January 29 and February 5 are in A. Bathurst's writing.</p>
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<persName id="t19100628-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-180" type="surname" value="BERG"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-180" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS BERG</persName> </hi>, 18, Upper Park Road, Hampstead. I am owner of 60, Barn well Road, Brixton. On May 10 I received a card in the name of Neville, 79, Ethelred Street, S. E., and afterwards let the shop and premises to S. Bathurst in the name of S. Neville at 11s. a week. He gave a reference to J. Sutcliff and Co., Myatt's Road, who replied stating that S. Neville had been three years their tenant and recommending him. The first payment of rent became due on May 14 (after the prisoners were arrested).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NURSEY.</hi> The postcard from Neville, letter, and signature to agreement are in S. Bathurst's writing; letter of Sut
<lb/>cliff and Co. is written by George.</p>
<p>(Friday, July 1.)</p>
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<persName id="t19100628-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-181" type="surname" value="POST"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-181" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY POST</persName> </hi>, house agent. In September, 1909, I let 337, Milkwood Road, a private dwelling house, to Crane for three years at £36 per annum; he gave references to Morrison and Murphy. He paid no rent and left without notice on February 8. No name was put up or business carried on. Crane described him
<lb/>self to me as a hardware merchant.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-182" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-182" type="surname" value="SIDDONS"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-182" type="given" value="HARDSHACKEL"/>HARDSHACKEL SIDDONS</persName> </hi>, manager, J. and J. Siddons, Limited, West Bromwich, hollow ware manufacturers. On November 15, 1909, I received letter from Hardcastle and Co. asking for price list, and on November 16 an order for saucepans, etc., value £6 2s. 4d., giving references to Stewart and Morrison, 41, Paragon Road, and W. Crane and Co., 337, Milkwood Road, both of whom stated they had dealt with Hardcastle and Co. and recommended credit. On December 9 I despatched the goods, and on December 11 received further order amounting to £10 5s., which I executed. On February 3, 1910, I wrote demanding remittance, but have received nothing. On April 21 I received postcard from J. Sutcliff and Co., Myatt's Road, asking for price list, which I did not send.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NURSEY</hi>, recalled. The letters of November 15 and 16 and December 11, Hardcastle to Siddons, and reference letter from Stewart and Morrison are in A. Bathurst's writing; the body of the reference letter from J. Sutcliff and Co. is in Charsley's writing and the signature is S. Bathurst's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-183" type="surname" value="FRY"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-183" type="given" value="CHARLES HODGES"/>CHARLES HODGES FRY</persName> </hi>, works manager to Charles Price and Co., 13, Upper Thames Street, oil merchants and refiners. On Novem
<lb/>ber 30, 1909, I received letter from Hardcastle and Co. asking for quotation for 10 and 20 cwt. lots of resin, and on January 19 order for one ton of resin at 11s. 6d. per cwt. On January 20 I wrote asking for references, but the goods were despatched on January 25 by error of our clerk to the value of £11 6s. 5d. I instructed our traveller, and received letter of January 25 from Hardcastle and Co. complaining that our traveller had left an impertinent and libellous message. On January 27 A. Bathurst called on me, in the name of "Mr. Routledge," and demanded an apology. I told him we had received no reply to our request of references, that the goods were delivered owing to a mistake by our forwarding clerk, and</p>
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<p>asked for immediate payment. He said, "You need have no fear as to the money being paid. My partner, Mr. Hardcastle, is away on the Continent till the end of the week; the matter will then be men
<lb/>tioned to him and you will receive a cheque." He gave the London and South-Western Bank as a banker's reference. On January 28 I wrote demanding payment, and received letter from Hardcastle and Co. on January 29 stating that the terms were not cash on de
<lb/>livery and claiming 30 days' credit. We took proceedings in the Mayor's Court, were unable to serve process, and have not been paid.</p>
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<persName id="t19100628-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-184" type="surname" value="CRAWFORD"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-184" type="given" value="LIONEL GEORGE"/>LIONEL GEORGE CRAWFORD</persName> </hi>, traveller to Charles Price and Co. On December 1 I called at Peckford Place, quoted prices, and subse
<lb/>quently received letter of January 19, which I handed to the last witness. After the goods were delivered I called when Hardcastle and Co. were not in and spoke to the blacksmith (Morton).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-185" type="surname" value="BORLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-185" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BORLEY</persName> </hi>, carman to Price and Co. On January 25 I de
<lb/>livered nine casks resin to Hardcastle and Co. The receipt is signed in the name of "John Kerr "by S. Bathurst.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-186" type="surname" value="MAISEY"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-186" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT MAISEY</persName> </hi>, carman to Price and Co. On January 27 I went to Hardcastle and Co. and saw Crane, told him I had been sent to collect nine casks of resin which had been delivered there. He said he could not deliver them up as an insulting message had been left by our representative, and that he would call at our City office. I was unable to collect the resin.</p>
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<persName id="t19100628-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-187" type="surname" value="BYERS"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-187" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY BYERS</persName> </hi>, cashier, London and South-Western Bank, North Brixton, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ROWLAND SMITH</hi>, cashier, London and South-Western Bank, South Brixton, stated that none of the prisoners had an account at their bank.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-188" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-188" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ADAMS</persName> </hi>, 1, Elizabeth Place, Homerton, disinfectant manu
<lb/>facturer. In December, 1909, a card of F. Hardcastle Routledge and Co. was left at my works; afterwards Crane called with a sample of resin and I saw S. Bathurst at Peckford Place. He showed me eight casks of resin, which I afterwards bought for £6 17s. 6d., or about 9s. 3d. per cwt. I produce receipt dated January 31, 1910, signed "For Hardcastle Routledge and Co., J. Kerr. "</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-189" type="surname" value="NICHOLLS"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-189" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS NICHOLLS</persName> </hi>, 7, Church Road, Homerton, forewoman to Thomas Adams. On January 31 S. Bathurst brought eight casks resin, for which I paid him £6 17s. 6d.; he signed receipt produced in the name of "J. Kerr. "</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-190" type="surname" value="LACK"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-190" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM LACK</persName> </hi>, manager to George Shaw, proprietor of the Barker Pottery Company, Limited, Chesterfield. On Septem
<lb/>ber 24, 1909, I received postcard from Hardcastle and Co., of Stock
<lb/>well Green, asking for price list and lowest wholesale terms, which we sent, and also samples. References were given to Stewart and Morrison, 41, Paragon Road, Hackney, and to F. W. Crane and Co., 337, Milkwood Road, Herne Hill, both of whom recommended F. Hardcastle, Routledge and Co. for credit. On October 9 Hardcastle and Co. ordered from Peckford Place goods to the amount of £2 4s., and on October 28 to the amount of £8 15s. 6d., which we forwarded, in the belief that the references were genuine and that Hardcastle and Co. were carrying on a genuine business. We have</p>
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<p>not been paid. On April 28, 1910, we received letter from "J. Sutcliff and Co., J. "18, Myatt's Road, Camberwell, asking for prices and referring us to F. Caton and Co., bottle manufacturers, 79, Ethelred Street, Lambeth, who answered our letter recommending J. Sutcliff and Co. for credit. We did not deliver any goods to Sutcliff and Co.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-191" type="surname" value="CARLOW"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-191" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CARLOW</persName> </hi>, carman, Midland Railway Company. On October 29 I delivered crate of earthenware to Peckford Place. My delivery sheet (produced) was signed "J. Routledge. "</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-192" type="surname" value="CATON"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-192" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CATON</persName> </hi>, 91, Fernbrook Road, Hither Green, porter at Borough Market. 14 or 15 years ago my father carried on business as glass bottle manufacturer at Chatham Row, Walworth. I assisted him at that time. He has never carried on business at 79, Ethelred Street. I know the prisoner George as Alfred Parrish and as trading in the name of "Miscellaneous George. "About four months ago I received letters addressed to J. Caton and Co., 91, Fernbrook Road, which I returned to the firms sending them. I never received letter from the Barker Pottery Company produced.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NURSEY</hi>, recalled. The postcard of Septem
<lb/>ber 24, 1909, asking for prices; the letter of October 2 ordering goods from Barker Pottery Company; the letter referring to Stewart and Morrison and Crane and Co., and the letters from Hardcastle and Co. of October 9, 28, and 30 are in Crane's writing. The post-card of September 9, the reference of F. W. Crane and Co., and the application of Sutcliff and Co. for prices are in St. Bathurst's writing. The reference letter from Stewart and Morrison is in A. Bathurst's writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-193" type="surname" value="CASH"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-193" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS BLAKESLEY"/>AUGUSTUS BLAKESLEY CASH</persName> </hi>, trading as Mason, Cash and Co., Derbyshire, earthenware manufacturers. On September 26 I re
<lb/>ceived postcard asking for prices, letter September 29, and letters of September 30 and October 2, ordering goods and referring to Stewart and Morrison and F. W. Crane and Co., from F. Hardcastle Routledge and Co., and reply of Stewart and Morrison of October 7. We did not supply any goods. On April 13, 1910, we received post-card from J. Sutcliff and Co. asking for price lists, and on April 21 order with a reference to J. Caton and Co., 79, Ethelred Street; letter from J. Caton and Co. of April 22 giving satisfactory reference. On April 26 we despatched teapots, value £6 2s. 4d., to Sutcliff and Co. On April 29 we received a further order, which was not de
<lb/>livered. We have not been paid.</p>
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<persName id="t19100628-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-194" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-194" type="given" value="EDWIN GEORGE"/>EDWIN GEORGE WARD</persName> </hi>, carman, Midland Railway. On April 28 I delivered crate to J. Sutcliff and Co., Myatt's Road, Camberwell. Bathurst and Adams received it. The receipt is in the name of "Elliott. "</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NURSEY</hi>, recalled. The postcard of Septem
<lb/>ber 26 is A. Bathurst's writing; the letters of September 29 and 30 are written by A. Bathurst and signed by Crane; letters of October 2 and 7 are A. Bathurst's writing. The postcard of April 13 is S. Bathurst's writing; the letters of April 21 and 29 are in A.</p>
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<p>Bathurst's writing; the reference of April 22 from Caton and Co. is George's writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-195" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-195" type="given" value="WILLIAM BERIAN"/>WILLIAM BERIAN ALLEN</persName> </hi>, manager, Benthal Pottery Company, Limited, Risdale, Shropshire. I received from our London agent order from Hardcastle and Co. with references to Stewart and Morri
<lb/>son and F. W. Crane and Co., from both of whom I received satis
<lb/>factory references. Believing them to be genuine, on December 6 I despatched goods to value of £27 8s. We have not received payment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-196" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-196" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-196" type="given" value="LOTTIE"/>LOTTIE SMITH</persName> </hi>, assistant to Grierson, 2, Dyer's Buildings, Holborn, pottery agent. In October, 1909, Crane ordered goods from different potteries, including the Benthal Pottery Company. On April 19 Bathurst called with another man and ordered goods in the name of James Carroll, Glebe Mews, Glebe Road, Camberwell.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-197" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-197" type="surname" value="MILLS"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-197" type="given" value="FREDERICK EDWARD"/>FREDERICK EDWARD MILLS</persName> </hi>, carman, London and North-Western Railway. On December 11 I delivered crate to Hardcastle and Co. The receipt is signed F. Hardcastle.</p>
<p>(Saturday, July 2.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-198" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-198" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-198" type="surname" value="FULT"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-198" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR FULT.</persName> </hi> 150, Gray's Inn Road, house agent. On Decem
<lb/>ber 22, 1909, I let the house and shop, 79, Ethelred Street, Lambeth, to the prisoner George at 12s. 6d. a week; the rent was paid once or twice by S. Bathurst. No business of J. Caton and Co., bottle manufacturers, was or could be carried on there. There was painted up "Miscellaneous George," and a business in old iron, machinery fittings, bedsteads, etc., was carried on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-199" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19100628-name-199" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-199" type="surname" value="BLEWITT"/>
<interp inst="t19100628-name-199" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY BLEWITT</persName> </hi>, 13, Thurley Road, Dulwich. In September, 1909, I let 60, Stockwell Green, to Crane at £28 a year. He said he was carrying on business as a general hardware merchant. The rent was payable quarterly in advance. As it was not paid I closed the premises against him on October 6. The name of Hardcastle, Routledge and Co. was put up and a quantity of baskets and hard-ware goods were delivered and removed. I received from Crane 5s. for the stamp of the agreement, and an appointment was made to sign the agreement and pay the rent, which was not kept.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19100628-name-200" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-200" type="given" value="GRACE"/>GRACE STAPLES</persName> </hi>, 18, Langton Road, Camberwell, owner of 18a, Myatt's Road. In April, 1910, prisoners George and Charsley hired of me shed and yard, 18a, Myatts Road, at 8s. a week in the name of Sutcliff and Co. to be used as a glass, china, and sundries ware-house. They were in possession five weeks and paid three weeks" rent. There was a small place which they used as an office.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-201" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK W. NASH</persName> </hi> manager to Alexander Robertson, 27, Cam
<lb/>berwell Green, house agent. In June, 1909, I let a stable to Adams in Glebe Mews at the back of 17, Peckham Road, at £24 a year. The first quarter's rent was paid in advance.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NURSEY</hi>, recalled. Between April 26 and May 13, 1910, with Police-constable Jones I kept observation on 18a, Myatt's Road. I have seen A. Bathurst, Charsley, S. Btahurst, George, and Adams frequenting the premises; also Tom King,</p>
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<p>Adams's carman. On May 13, at 9. 30 p. m., I saw Crane in Darville Road, Stoke Newington, and said, "I believe your name is Crane, otherwise Hardcastle. "He said, "Yes. "I read the warrant to him. He said, "Am I the only one in this?" I said, "The others are arrested. "He said, "I am sorry I was ever mixed up with them. "He was taken to Brixton Police Station, and when charged made no reply. On April 30, at 1. 30 p. m., S. and A. Bathurst and George entered 18a, Myatt's Road. At 1. 45 p. m. a girl left with two small parcels and several letters. At 2 p. m. A. and S. Bathurst left with George pushing an empty barrow; they went to 79, Ethelred Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES HAWKINS</hi>, W Division. On May 13 I was watching 18a, Myatt's Road, with two other officers and saw A. Bathurst and Charsley. I told them I should arrest them on a warrant for fraud. A. Bathurst said, "All right." Charsley said, "I am nothing to do with it." As we went to the station Charsley laid, pointing to A. Bathurst, who was in front, "That is the prin
<lb/>cipal. I got mixed up with these people through working for Hay
<lb/>ward (Holman) at 8, Holland Road, Brixton. I used to take notes for him to Hardcastle at Peckford Place, but that is not his right name, it is Crane; I do not know where he lives, but Hayward lives at Peckham—will you go and see him to Verify ray statement?" I returned to Myatt's Road and at 11. 30 a. m. saw S. Bathurst. I said, "I am a police officer. I am going to arrest you on a warrant for fraud." He said, "You have made a mistake. I am nothing to do with it. I conveyed him to Brixton Station, searched him, and found card (produced) with "Neville "thereon. He said, "I trade in that name "; he had on him a key which fitted 18a Myatt's Road. I found also on A. Bathurst and Charsley keys fitting 18a, Myatt's Road. I found letter from Blackie, Sons and Co. to Sutcliff and Co. on Charsley; on A. Bathurst letter from J. Rotherham and Co. to Holman, pocket-book containing address of Sutcliff and Co. and J. Caton and Co., and an account of the sale of tumblers to J. Carroll (Adams).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN JONES</hi>, W Division. I kept observation on 18a, Myatt's Road, from April 26 to May 12, 1910. I saw there A. Bathurst, Charsley, S. Bathurst, George, and Adams. On April 28 and S. Bathurst, Charsley and George came with Tom King, who was driving a van bearing the name of "J. Carroll, 17, Glebe Mews." Adams and King then drove to 17, Glebe Mews. On May 4, at 1 p. m., and S. Bathurst and Charsley left. S. Bathurst pinned a post-card of J. Sutcliff and Co. on the door, on which was "Please wait. "On May 5, at 11. 45 a. m., King came with J. Carroll's van. Charsley got in, left and returned in 10 minutes, and with A. Bathurst loaded the van with six kegs; all four got in and drove to 17, Glebe Mews.</p>
<p>(Monday, July 4.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN JONES</hi>, recalled. On May 13, at 1 p. m., I saw Adams and King driving a van in Peckham Road. I told them I</p>
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<p>should take them to Brixton Police Station as they were wanted on a warrant for conspiracy. Adams said, "Where is your warrant and what is the fraud?" I said, "The warrant is at Brixton Police Station and there are there Hardcastle, Routledge, Charsley, Neville, and others concerned with you at Myatt's Road. "I searched 79, Ethelred Street and found a number of memoranda and letters (pro
<lb/>duced and read).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED WARD</hi>, W Division. On May 13, with other officers, I was watching 18a, Myatt's Road. At 8. 30 a. m. A. Bathurst and Charsley entered; Charsley opened the door with a key; they remained about 10 minutes, left together, and were followed and arrested. At 11. 30 S. Bathurst entered by the wicket gate, which was open. A girl was there. Carter Paterson's van delivered five bags of soap powder, which was taken in by S. Bathurst. He left imme
<lb/>diately after and was arrested, the girl being also taken to the station. Some time after Adams and Tom King arrived and were arrested. At 4. 45 p. m. George came to the premises, looked in the door and walked quickly away. He was also arrested. At 5. 15 all the pri
<lb/>soners were brought together at Brixton Police Station. I read the warrant, which was against eight persons for conspiracy and obtaining goods by false pretences. A. Bathurst said nothing. Charsley said, "I have nothing to do with this. I am a traveller for a firm of soap merchants at Hammersmith." S. Bathurst said, "I protest. I am not in this." At 9. 30 p. m., with Sergeant Hawkins, I arrested Hol
<lb/>man at 65, Bournemouth Road, Peckham. Before I read the warrant he said, "I know what you want me for. I was all right till I got mixed up with that mob of robbers. Charsley done me for £30 and Stanley Bathurst stole the keys of my warehouse next the 'Letchford Arms 'and stole most of my goods, and that is how I got into this. I went straight and paid my way before I met these people." When charged he made no reply. I examined the premises at 18a, Myatt's Road. It is a very old stable and coachhouse; part of the coachhouse was partitioned off and used as an office. On the door was painted in large letters, "J. Sutcliff and Co., wholesale drysalters and sundriesmen." The office window was painted white, with the word "Office "in large black letters thereon, and in the corner, "Travellers seen by appointment only." Inside were a number of empty crates packed up with straw to the ceiling, to look as if full; there was no furniture or books in the office; on a shelf were several brown paper parcels marked "Invoices, 1908-09, etc.," but containing nothing but paper screwed up; there was an old directory and a quantity of catalogues from various firms all over the country. On a bench were some papers and two books containing memoranda.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-202" type="given" value="FRANCIS HENRY"/>FRANCIS HENRY CHARSLEY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On November 26, 1909, I answered an advertisement in the "Daily Chronicle" and after
<lb/>wards saw Hayward (Holman) at 8, Holland Road, who engaged me to</p>
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<p>canvas for orders for boots and shoes at a salary of 5s. a week and 20 per cent, commission on sales. I canvassed from door to door in Cam
<lb/>berwell and Brixton, getting orders for boots and shoes, and have fetched parcels from Norman's, Darnell's, and Carter's, boot manu
<lb/>facturers. I earned generally 18s. a week, or at the outside 22s., working daily from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m., and on Sunday morning. That went on till the end of January, 1910, when Holman told me he could not meet his liabilities and I had to go. I then acted as canvasser for the English Record Company, but did not get on very well with selling records and they discharged me. I then answered an advertisement of the Imperial Firelight Company and went to work for them as a canvasser until April, when, the warm weather coming on, I gave it up to return to them in the autumn. I had seen A. Bathurst about Christmas time going to Hardcastle Routledge and Co. with orders for Holman. I understood A. Bathurst's name was Routledge. Meet
<lb/>ing him in April, he said he was looking for a warehouse, and I went with him to Mrs. Staples, when he took 18a, Myatt's Road and paid the deposit of 2s. I told him I was getting some canvassers at the Bureau for the sale of smelling salts and asked him if I could use his warehouse for making up the goods and for canvassers to call. He consented. I then went to the Camberwell Bureau to try to get licensed hawkers. In the early part of May I saw an advertisement for a soap traveller for Bruce and Co., 1a, Herne Road, Chiswick, obtained the appointment, and started work the Tuesday before I was arrested. I obtained from Sutcliff and Co. and order for 5 cwt. Of soap powder at 10s. 6d. for Bruce and Co. I did not know of any dishonest business by Hayward or Sutcliff and Co. I knew nothing with regard to Hardcastle Routledge and Co., except taking a note or order from Holman. Arthur Bathurst one day asked me to call at Norden's, ask if they had any mantles at 16s. or 17s., and, if so, to order a few. I did so and ordered two gross at 16s., two gross at 17s. 6d., and one gross of inverted mantles at 25s. The order was written out at Norden's, and I signed it "F. Elliott," as A. Bathurst had instructed me to do; he also gave me a memorandum. I was instructed to say I was Mr. Elliott from Sutcliff and Co. I believe on the paper was a reference to J. Caton and Co. There was a little girl employed at Sutcliff and Co.; she had a postcard to write and I wrote her one as a pattern without signing it. I think it was asking for prices. On one occasion A. Bathurst asked me to take the rent to Mrs. Staples, which I did. On one occasion I was there when the girl was unpacking a crate of teapots. Being out of employment I assisted her and put them on the ground. I was not conscious of taking part in any dishonest work. I helped to lift the six kegs of emery powder into the van and rode as far as Camberwell New Road, when I got off and went home. I was shortly afterwards arrested. I never sold or disposed of any article.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-203" type="given" value="STANLEY"/>STANLEY BATHURST</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). 12 years ago I adopted the name of Neville for theatrical purposes and have since traded in that name. Last December I was in want of a store, and my</p>
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<p>brother, A. Bathurst, allowed me to use his place. On December 31 I took three vanloads of goods to Peckford Place, stored them in the shed, and used to take them out and sell them on a barrow. About January 15 A. Bathurst and Crane were loading some resin; they asked me to take it to Dallett, which I did, receiving the money, which I paid them. At the end of January I went to the yard, when I found a van had been waiting an hour to deliver goods. I took the goods in and signed the receipt. About January 29 A. Bathurst and Crane asked me to write a letter for them, which they dictated—to Price and Co. On January 31 they showed me a postcard from Adams about buying some resin, and asked if I would see him when he called, show him the resin, and ask a price for it. Adams came and offered £7 for it, or £6 17s. 6d. if he carted it himself. I tele
<lb/>phoned to A. Bathurst and Crane, and they instructed me to take the price. I delivered it and received the money, paying it to Crane or my brother; they were both there waiting when I got back. In February I left Peckford Place. I had nothing to do with Hard
<lb/>castle Routledge and Co. I have never received a farthing from my brother or Crane in connection with the concern. I took my goods to Peterborough, but finding I could not sell them I returned to London, and my brother introduced me to George. I stayed with him and we worked together selling second-hand goods. One day we called at Sutcliff and Co. 's in Myatt's Road; A. Bathurst, Charsley, George, and a little girl were there. Mrs. George told me her daughter, who was at Sutcliff's, was liable to fits, and asked me to look in and see if she was all right, and after that I called in nearly every day. There were some letters set out for the little girl to copy, and while my brother, George, and Charsley were in conversation I wrote the letters for her, as she could not write properly. I was never there when goods were delivered, except five bags on the day of my arrest. I have never received any money from the proceeds of any goods that have gone to Sutcliff. I have never given anybody a reference. As to Holman's remark that I had stolen the key of his warehouse, he gave me the key of a warehouse he had next door to the "Lilford "in Lilford Road.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had my letters delivered at Peckford Place to care of Morton. (Witness admitted having written and signed letters and orders as stated in the evidence.)</p>
<p>(Tuesday, July 5.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-204" type="given" value="HAVELOCK"/>HAVELOCK R. V. BOTWRIGHT</persName> </hi>, cashier, London and South-Western Bank, Camberwell Green Branch. (To Holman.) You had an account with my bank in the name of B. Hayward, 8, Holland Road, Brixton, opened November 16, 1909. The account was quite satis
<p>Cross-examined. The last cheque drawn was January 24, 1910, for 6s. 6d. making an overdraft of 5d.; since then the account has not been operated on.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-205" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY HOLMAN</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). The third week in January I failed in business. I had £100 worth of goods in a ware-house in Lilford Road, which was taken by the City firms who had supplied me. I had then £34 in the bank, which I paid to my creditors. The goods were drapery, boots, etc. I was a tallyman. I then got a berth to assist another tallyman—Thompson, of 5, St. Mary's Road, Peckham. Before Christmas I was at Peckford Place two or three times and bought goods from Hardcastle Routledge and Co.—tumblers, mantles, etc. I had no dealings whatever with Sutcliff and Co. I took a room as stated at 112, Holland Road, until I could obtain the house at No. 8, where I carried on my busi
<lb/>ness. When I failed I had about eight creditors. (To A. Bathurst.) I owed Hardcastle Routledge and Co. about £10. I paid my rent of No. 8 up to Christmas. I cleared out and left No. 8 without notice.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had traded in the name of Bertram Hayward since October, 1909—it is my wife's brother's name; he has been dead three years. I have known A. Bathurst for about 18 months as a traveller. I never heard of Hardcastle Routledge and Co. until I took the room at 112, Holland Road.</p>
<p>Verdict: A. Bathurst, S. Bathurst, and Crane,
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<interp inst="t19100628-27-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>Guilty in a lesser degree</rs>; Charsley,
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<p>(Wednesday, July 6.)</p>
<p>Arthur Bathurst, Charsley, Stanley Bathurst, Adams, and George were tried on charges of obtaining and attempting to obtain goods in the name of "J. Sutcliff and Co. "by false pretences.</p>
<p>A. Bathurst
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<p>Mr. Graham-Campbell stated that in view of the verdict of not guilty returned in the previous case and the subordinate part Charsley had taken, the prosecution did not propose to offer further evidence against him. The Jury returned a verdict of
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<interp inst="t19100628-27-verdict-5" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>Not guilty.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-206" type="given" value="LOUIS VERNON"/>LOUIS VERNON JESSOP</persName> </hi> (Grindlay and Co.),
<hi rend="smallCaps">AUGUSTUS BLAKESLEY CASH</hi> gave similar evidence to that in the pre
<lb/>vious case.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-207" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY CRUMPSTY</persName> </hi>, secretary to G. and G. Blackwell and Sons, Limited. Liverpool, emery grinders, part proprietors and selling agents of the Diamond Emery Company. On April 13, 1910, I received post-card from J. Sutcliff and Co. asking for samples and lowest wholesale terms for emery powder, and on April 16 letter giving sample order and referring to J. Caton and Co., glass bottle manufacturers, 79, Ethelred Street, Lambeth. J. Caton and Co. were not referred to owing to an error, and on April 29 six kegs Diamond emery, value £5 9s. 8d., were dispatched to Sutcliff and Co. on 14 days' credit. We have not been paid. On May 27 I saw the kegs at the police court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-208" type="given" value="WALTER ERNEST VICTOR"/>WALTER ERNEST VICTOR TRODD</persName> </hi>, London manager to G. and G.</p>
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<p>Blackwell and Sons, 6 and 7, Cross Lane, Eastcheap. On May 4 I received communication from our Liverpool office and wrote postcard offering five cases emery at 10s. per cwt. to J. Sutcliff and Co.; they replied accepting the offer and I gave instructions to the London and North-Western Railway to deliver same to the value of £2 15s. On May 9 I received letter from J. Sutcliff and Co. asking for quota
<lb/>tions for French chalk and plumbago, which we forwarded, but did not deliver any goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-209" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BULLER</persName> </hi>, checker, S. E. and Chatham Railway, Camber
<lb/>well Station. On May 4 I received instructions from the Diamond Emery Company; on May 6 order produced was brought to me by prisoner Adams and two other men, whom I do not identify. I de
<lb/>livered six kegs, which were signed for in the name of "T. Brown. "</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-210" type="given" value="PERCY OLDFIELD"/>PERCY OLDFIELD BRADBURY</persName> </hi>, clerk, goods office, Midland Railway Company, St. Pancras. On May 5 George produced to me invoice for emery, value £5 9s. 8d., from Blackwell, Liverpool, to Sutcliff and Co. and demanded the goods, which were delivered to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-211" type="given" value="GEORGE ANTHONY"/>GEORGE ANTHONY YATES</persName> </hi>, 42, Atlantic Road, Brixton, oil and colourman. On May 10, A. Bathurst called and sold me 1 3/4 cwt. Of emery powder at 8s. per cwt.—14s.—which I paid him and he gave one receipt produced in the name of J. Sutcliff and Co.</p>
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<persName id="t19100628-name-212" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-212" type="given" value="DOROTHY"/>DOROTHY GEORGE</persName> </hi> (called by S. Bathurst). I live at 79, Ethelred Street. The prisoner George is my father. I was employed by J. Sutcliff and Co., 18a, Myatt's Road. S. Bathurst used to call there occasionally—he gave me no orders; he was not one of my governors. When his arrest took place I was taken to the station. An officer told me and S. Bathurst to turn our pockets out. I produced a key.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I knew S. Bathurst by that name. I first knew him in April, where he stayed for about two weeks at our house, 79, Ethelred Street. Mr. Sutcliff (A. Bathurst) engaged me to go to 18a, Myatt's Road. I wrote some of the letters; A. Bathurst wrote others—no one else to my knowledge. I answered the door at Myatt's Road, and sometimes said Mr. Sutcliff was not in when he (A. Bathurst) was. I was left there alone, and if goods came I took them in and signed for them.</p>
<p>(Thursday, July 7.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-213" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ADAMS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). Since June, 1909, I have been dealing in china, glass, and earthenware at 17, Glebe Mews, in the name of James Carroll. I first met A. Bathurst in Vassall Road, Brixton, in January, 1910; he stopped me as I was driving a van, asked if I could do with some teapots, and gave me a card of Hard
<lb/>castle Routledge and Co. I went with my brother, Robert Adams, to Peckford Place, bought the teapots for £14, and paid £10 10s. in cash and £3 10s. by cheque. That is the only time I went to</p>
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<p>Peckford Place. In April A. Bathurst called on me as a traveller for Laing and Co., Houndsditch, glass dealers. About a fortnight after
<lb/>wards he called and borrowed 10s. from me, leaving his bag and samples as security. I afterwards met him in Kennington and asked for my 10s. He said he was out collecting money, and if I would call at his place he would pay it—he gave me a card of J. Sutcliff and Co. I called at 18a, Myatt's Road, and saw Charsley and Dorothy George. Charsley said A. Bathurst was out. I waited outside about an hour when he returned, and we went into Sutcliff and Co. 's. He said he would pay me the 10s. in a few days. A few days afterwards (April 28) he called on me and said he had some teapots if I could do with them. I went the same morning about 12 and saw the crate which had just been delivered, the railway van being outside. I bought seven long dozen at 10s., the long dozen consisting of 42, 36, or 30 teapots, according to size. I paid him £1 as deposit, took a receipt, and took the goods in my van to Glebe Mews. It is not true that I went with Charsley to take 18a, Myatt's Road. Buller's evidence is not true that I was at the railway station with two men when the emery was taken and signed for in the name of Brown. At the beginning of May A. Bathurst called on me and said he was in difficulties and wanted a loan of £2 10s. He pro
<lb/>duced an invoice with the top cut off for some emery, and said he would leave me the emery as security. To get rid of him I con
<lb/>sented to lend him the £2 10s. He brought the emery to my premises. I never gave a reference to Sutcliff and Co. I had a banking account and have been carrying on a genuine business at 17, Glebe Mews. I traded as James Carroll because I had a brother in the same business. The police took from my premises receipts for over £400 worth of goods. I called on two or three occasions at Myatt's Road to get my 10s. from A. Bathurst.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100628-name-214" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BATHURST</persName> </hi> (prisoner, called on behalf of Adams). Chars
<lb/>ley and I called on Mrs. Staples to take the premises, 18a, Myatt's Road; I handed her the 2s. deposit. I borrowed £2 10s. from Adams on the emery, which was deposited with him as security. I first met Adams about 12 months ago at his brother's. I next saw him at the beginning of this year.</p>
<p>S. Bathurst and George then addressed the Jury.</p>
<p>Verdict: S. Bathurst, Adams, and George,
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<p>Adams confessed to having been convicted at South London Sessions on November 16, 1904, receiving 15 months' hard labour for warehouse breaking. George confessed to having been convicted at this Court on January 12, 1903, receiving three years' penal servi
<lb/>tude for larceny, receiving, and forgery. S. Bathurst was stated to have been fined 30s. or two months on May 18, 1905, for selling in
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<p>Sentence: A. Bathurst,
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<p>The Common Serjeant, in discharging Charsley, cautioned him, and said that he had been treated very generously by the prosecution.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<p>(Friday, July 1.)</p> </div1>
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