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<p>1910, SEPTEMBER.</p>
<p>Vol. CLIII.] Part 911.</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>KNILL, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-1" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALPOLE</persName> & CO.,</p>
<p>Shorthand Writers to the Court.</p>
<p>EDITED BY</p>
<p>[Published by Annual Subscription.]</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-2" type="given" value="GEO"/>GEO. WALPOLE</persName> & CO., PORTUGAL STREET BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN, W.C.</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, September 6th, 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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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BOOR CROSBY</hi>, Knight, M. D.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEO. J. WOODMAN</hi>, Knight; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">REGINALD E. JOHNSTON</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RALPH SLAZENGER</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<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. ELEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
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<p>Mr. Forster Boulton prosecuted; Mr. Huntly Jenkins appeared for prisoner.</p>
<p>The fraud method in this case was an ingenious variation upon old tricks. Prisoner sent ten telegrams to a woman bookmaker at Ham
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<p>The bag in question was sent as an ordinary parcel for delivery by the Great Eastern Railway Company from the Capital and Counties Bank at Cromer to their head office in Lombard Street; it was en
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<p>The Recorder, in sentencing prisoner to
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<p>Prisoner had been in Post Office employ for thirty-two years; his salary was £187 a year; he would have advanced to £210, and in eight years' time have retired on a full pension. He was said to have been living beyond his means and told the Court that he had "given way to temptation. "</p>
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<p>Martin confessed to having been convicted at this Court on June 25, 1906, receiving four years' penal servitude for making counterfeit coin.</p>
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<p>Mr. Wilkinson prosecuted; Mr. Oddie defended.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BENJAMIN LEESON</hi> </persName>, H Division. On the afternoon of August 24 I saw prisoner enter a restaurant at the corner of Parker Street and Commercial Road. I entered with another officer and said, "We are police officers. You answer the description of a man wanted for uttering counterfeit coin and we are going to arrest you. "He said, "I know nothing about it. "On the way to the station he said, "I have got plenty on me. I may as well give them to you. You are sure to find them. "He then took handkerchief (produced) from his jacket pocket containing 20 5s. pieces and four florins—counterfeit. He said, "Why did not you have the other man? He has more on him than I had. "There were a number of men in the restaurant, but prisoner was alone, so far as I saw.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, Inspector of Coins, H. M. Mint. The 20 crown pieces produced are counterfeit, all from one mould; the four florins are of three different dates. They are of average make.</p>
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<p>(Wednesday, September 7.)</p>
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<p>(Wednesday, September 7.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Clarke Hall prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-52" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST FORD</persName> </hi>, an officer of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. On July 23 I called at 44, Durban Road, Tot
<lb/>tenham, and saw prisoner's wife and the boy George. The boy was on a bed, partially dressed; he was groaning and crying with pain; he looked very emaciated and ill and was in a very dirty and verminous condition. I called in Dr. Rostand and on his advice the boy was sent to the infirmary. On July 25 I saw prisoner and told him the boy was in a very serious condition. He said, "I was not aware the boy was so ill; I own the boy asked for a doctor, but I did not think he was so ill or I should have called one in; I own I have neglected him now. "</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I called twice on July 23; on my second visit I saw your daughter washing the boy's legs.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-53" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE BARKER.</persName> </hi> I and my husband live in the same house with prisoner and his family. For a week previous to July 9 I knew that the boy George lay ill. On the 9th I heard something fall outside my room, and on opening the door I saw the boy lying on the floor; he said, "Oh, Mrs. Barker, pick me up"; he seemed very ill. I carried him to prisoner's room and laid him on the bed with prisoner; prisoner said to the boy, "Could not you lie quiet up there. "</p>
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<lb/>dition, extremely emaciated, and very filthy; he had not been cleaned for a long time; I did not notice any vermin. He complained of being in great pain, and was so tender that he could only be moved with the greatest difficulty; in fact, he could scarcely bear the weight of his clothes. I found his left hand was inflamed; there was a large collection of fluid, probably pus, in his right knee; the left knee was also inflamed and very tender; both ankles were inflamed; there was a large wound below the right knee, which was very septic, with several sinuses or ulcers. His condition must have been perfectly apparent to anyone who examined him; it clearly called for medical attention, and this had certainly not been given. I sent the boy to the infirmary and did not see him again.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-55" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE COTTERILL</persName> </hi>, sister at the Edmonton Infirmary. said that on entering the infirmary the boy was very, dirty and emaciated; his right leg was much inflamed and his head verminous.</p>
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<lb/>amined the boy on July 24 he was in a very deplorable condition; very pale, thin and emaciated; he had a large patch of inflammation just below the right knee, which was perforated by four ulcers; there was an abscess on the right forefinger and another on the right hip. He was so weak that he could not be at once operated upon. On the 26th I opened up the leg and found the whole of the large bone of the leg bare and dead; I should have amputated the leg, but his condition was so bad that he might have died on the operating table. He had septic peritonitis and his heart sounds were almost inaudible. He died on the 28th. The cause of death was general blood poisoning from septic inflammation. If the boy had had proper medical and surgical treat
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE SCOVILL.</hi> </persName> On August 2 I arrested prisoner on the coroner's warrant; this I read to him; he made no reply. On search
<lb/>ing him I found a policy on the life of George Dawkings and a premium receipt book. On August 11 I charged him with the offence of neglect
<lb/>ing this child; he made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-58" type="given" value="ROSETTA"/>ROSETTA DAWKINGS.</persName> </hi> I am prisoner's daughter. On July 23 when I came home from work, I found my brother George lying on the bed in his clothes; he was taken away that night. He had been washed all over the week before that and we washed his hands and feet just before he went. I do not think he was verminous. Prisoner did everything for the child, getting him nourishment and drink.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The boy had been ill for about three weeks. He did not cry and complain of pain; he lay very quiet. He slept with father. I did notice that his leg was swollen. I never heard him ask for a doctor.</p>
<p>Prisoner handed in the following statement in writing: The first knowledge that I had of my son's leg being bad was when Mrs. Barker carried him down to me. I asked him then if he had had a kick or a knock; he said he did not think so. Later, from what he told me, I thought he had got rheumatics, and I sent for some medicine. Mean-time he had been rubbing it with oils. About the tenth day after his leg broke out I got some ointment to draw the stuff away from him. Then each time I asked him how he was he said he felt much better; that is what stopped me from sending for a doctor, thinking he would be all right. I should have treated myself in the same way if it had been me. The lad never asked me to fetch a doctor or I should cer
<lb/>tainly have done so. It was my intention to fetch one on the Sunday morning previous to his being taken away. I contradict the statement that he was dirty and verminous; he slept with me and his two brothers in the same bed, which was brand new; none of us got</p>
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<p>verminous; how could he have been? I was very particular about them keeping themselves clean. I have had a toad partner to put up with for years, otherwise things might have been different; she is also practically without mind or reason, through illness. "</p>
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<p>It was stated that prisoner bore a good general character, and that his statement that his wife is feeble-minded was correct.</p>
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<p>Mr. Bodkin, Mr. Travers Humphreys, and Mr. Mercer prosecuted; Mr. St. John Macdonald defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-64" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS LULKER</persName> </hi>, 4, Hayward Street, Soho. On Sunday afternoon, July 10, I was going through Berwick Street. Just outside the "White Bear" I saw the two prisoners with a man named Bergman. I heard Bergman say to Michael McCausland, "We will do him in properly this time"; Michael put his hand in his pocket; I did not see what he took out, but he said, "This will do the trick. "A little later I saw Michael standing at the corner of Maidenhead passage; Byfield and a woman and Dyer came along; someone cried out, "Here they come; here's ginger Byfield"; the two prisoners rushed out and I heard a revolver shot; I think Michael fired it, but I am not sure. Byfield ran across into Tyler's Court; the two prisoners followed him; Matthew threw a beer glass and a bar of iron at Byfield, but they did not hit him. I did not follow into Tyler's Court, but I heard some more shots; looking up the court (where there was a big crowd) I saw Byfield with a life preserver struggling with Michael.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Upon my statement, Bergman was charged, and he was acquitted. I did not say at the police-court that Bergman's words were, "They are doing me properly this time"; if that is on my deposition it is taken down wrongly. What Michael pulled out of his pocket may have been a handkerchief. I did not see Byfield with a knife or dagger.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-65" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DYER</persName> </hi>, 57, Johnson Street, King's Cross. I know Byfield. On this Sunday morning I met him with his cousin Sue in Berwick Street. I knew he had a life preserver on him; I knew nothing of any revolver. As we were walking along near the "White Bear" I heard someone say, "There's ginger Byfield. "I saw the two prisoners and several other men. Matthew rushed out with a revolver in his hand and fired what I took to be four shots, pointed to the ground; Byfield was then in the middle of the road, six or seven yards from him. Byfield ran into Tyler's Court and the others followed. I could see up the court Mike and Byfield struggling; Byfield held the life preserver over Mike's head; I heard another two shots fired;</p>
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<p>I think these were fired by Mike. Then the police came into the court, and all the men ran back towards the "White Bear"; there was a crowd of hundreds. Matthew ran through Maidenhead Passage, and Byfield and I and others ran after him. At the top of Broad Street Matthew turned round and fired two more shots. On July 8 I was in a public-house in Soho with Byfield and Bergman and Kent; there was a fight between Bergman and Byfield.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am a commission agent; I work for a book-maker. I have been twice convicted of felony, with sentences of twelve months and one month. I never had any quarrel with the McCauslands. Byfield had told me that he was anticipating trouble with them. I did not see Lulker during the row. I think the first four shots by Matthew were fired at Byfield's legs.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-66" type="given" value="NATHAN"/>NATHAN LEWIS.</persName> </hi> I am assistant to a butcher at 34, Broad Street, Soho. On June 10 I was outside our shop when I saw two men run into Broad Street; one was Matthew McCausland, I don't know the other. Matthew had a revolver; the other man said to him, "Put that revolver down"; Matthew would not do so, but fired one shot on to the ground; he then ran into Marshall Street, followed by the other man. On July 19 I went to the police-station and picked out Matthew from a row of men.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Before I went to the police-station I had given a description of one of the men—I saw; I do not remember what my description was. Matthew had a cut on his face; none of the other men put up at the identification had cuts about their face. I only heard one shot fired. (Byfield was brought into court.) I do not recognise Byfield as the other man I refer to; I did not see the man's face. I am sure the revolver was in Matthew's hand.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK ROBBINS</hi> </persName>, 233 C. On July 10 about 2.25 p.m. I was on duty in Berwick Street when a crowd came down towards me from the direction of Broad Street. I saw Matthew rush into Tyler's Court followed by Byfield and the crowd. Byfield drew a revolver from his pocket and fired deliberately into the court. I blew my whistle and ran into Wardour Street and entered Tyler's Court at the other end. When I got there the McCauslands were at the Ber
<lb/>wick Street end; there was a big crowd in the court. I got through and caught Michael at the end of the court in Berwick Street; he was bleeding from the hand. I saw Byfield run into Maidenhead Passage followed by the crowd. Having handed Michael to another officer I continued the chase through various streets until I was exhausted, and then went to the station and reported the facts. When I took Michael he said, "He shot at me while I was running away from him"; at the station he held up his injured hand and said, "Cannot I counter-charge him with this?"</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I saw Byfield when he was brought to the station; he said he had been shot, and there was a bullet hole in his jacket. I only heard one shot fired; there might have been others which I should not hear, as I was blowing my whistle and running. Only one revolver</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. Byfield would have killed Matthew if I had not prevented him; to do this I had to leave go of Matthew.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-71" type="given" value="PHILIP HENRY"/>PHILIP HENRY DUNN</persName> </hi>, divisional surgeon. On July 10 I examined Byfield at the police-station; there was a slight abrasion on the stomach, and in his jacket and trousers in corresponding positions there were bullet holes; I think he had been hit in the stomach by a spent bullet.</p>
<p>Statements before the Magistrate. Michael McCausland: "On Sun
<lb/>day afternoon I was going to see my brother Matthew; we took a walk; we went through Berwick Street to the 'White Bear. 'While we were there I noticed through the door that several men were gather
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<p>Matthew McCausland: "The statement of my brother I am satisfied with; everything he says I can swear is true. "</p>
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<p>(Thursday, September 8.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Bodkin, Mr. Travers Humphreys, and Mr. Mercer prosecuted.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I saw nothing of the fight. I only saw you in Piccadilly Circus.</p>
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<p>To Prisoner. The wounds you had could not have been self-inflicted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-82" type="given" value="NATHAN"/>NATHAN LEWIS</persName> </hi> repeated his evidence.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. I saw Matthew fire at you.</p>
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<p>The two McCauslands were brought back for sentence.</p>
<p>Evidence was given of three previous convictions against Michael McCausland.</p>
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<p>Sentences: Michael McCausland,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19100906-21-offence-1 t19100906-name-93"/>Thomas Guntrip</persName> and others an order for the payment of £7 14s. 1d. by virtue of two forged letters each purporting to be a letter in course of transmission by post, well knowing the same to have been forged, and with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Forster Boulton prosecuted; Mr. Lynch de
<lb/>fended Goddard.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-94" type="given" value="HERBERT THOMAS"/>HERBERT THOMAS BAYLIS</persName> </hi>, manager to T. Guntrip and Sons, commis
<lb/>sion agents, Catford. About March last prisoner opened an account with us. It is my duty to open the letters. On June 22 I received this betting slip from him signed "Guss" (Exhibit 9), backing Mer
<lb/>cutio for the three o'clock at the Newcastle Meeting and Royal Realm for the 3. 10 at Newbury and 2s. 6d. each way. We always pay by the results as announced in the "Sportsman. "The two horses won their races and prisoner stood to win as the result of that week's betting £7 4s. 9d. Our week ends on the Friday and we pay on that day. On June 25 we received another letter from him (Exhibit 1), enclosing a betting slip signed "Guss" backing Crooked Answer Filly in the 2. 30 race and The Major in the four o'clock at Sandown Park for 5s. each way. Crooked Answer Filly won and The Major came in second. In the result we lost to prisoner about £1. We sent him this cheque for £7 14s. 1d. dated June 24 for balance due to him up to the week ending Saturday, June 25. The date June 24 is pro
<lb/>bably an error, because the cheque included prisoner's winnings on the 25th, as is shown by this copy account that was sent to him. On July 23 I received this betting slip (exhibit 10) signed "Guss" from him backing Swynford and Vigilance, which both won. The amount shown on the ticket as due to him is £3 15s. 11d. On July 22 I received another betting slip (Exhibit 11) signed in the same way backing Bouton Rouge and Chateau Vert at Hurst Park which both won, with the result that we owed him £2 19s. 10d. All his winnings were paid him by cheque in the usual way.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. He was introduced to us as A. H. Goddard; Guss was his nom de plume. Sometimes at the end of the week he lost and then he would pay us through George Davey, one of our agents, who had introduced him to us and who drew a commission from us in the event of our winning. I was under the impression that Mouton Rouge had won, but for all I know it may have lost and Davey sent us prisoner's money in postal orders.</p>
<p>Re-examined. This cheque for £7 14s. 1d. is in John Guntrip's handwriting. An account of which a copy is kept would always be sent with the cheque. We did not pay on Exhibits 10 and 11 in conse
<lb/>quence of information we received from the General Post Office. (Mr. Lynch here admitted having received an account dated June 25, which showed that the cheque for £7 14s. 1d. included prisoner's winnings on that date, and that Exhibit 12 was a correct copy of that account.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-95" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM DENHERT</persName> </hi>, postman, Forest Hill Post Office, At 1. 30 p. m. on Saturday, June 11, I was in uniform in the Swiss Cottage Hotel when Watson, saying he had seen me about on my bicycle, said that he knew of a way of defrauding bookmakers by means of forged date stamp impressions and that he had been doing it with the help of a postman for four years. He said that he would give the postman an envelope which he stamped at a time earlier than the race and then returned; that he Watson) then ascertained the name of the winning horse, enclosed it in the envelope, and returned it to the postman, who put it in the course of post. He asked me if I</p>
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<p>could do one for him, and I said I thought I could. In accordance with the rules issued by the Post Office I reported the matter to my overseer. I afterwards received instructions from Mr. Stratford as to what I was to do. I saw Watson again on June 14. He said he had been that morning on his way to Catford to see a postman about getting a letter stamped and he asked me if I could get one stamped for his on either Thursday, Friday, or the Saturday following. I told him my hours of duty would not permit of my doing so. He offered me 2s. 6d. for each envelope I stamped and a share of the proceeds. It was I who put this postmark June 22, 1. 15 p. m.," on this envelope (Exhibit 9). At 8. 55 a. m. on that day I was in St. Jermyn's Hotel when he came in, branded it to me and asked me to get the 1. 15 stamp on it. It was unsealed and contained a blank piece of paper. We arranged to meet at the Swiss Cottage Hotel about 1 p. m. I handed the envelope to Mr. Stratford, who marked it with invisible ink. I then put on the stamp. I gave Watson the envelope at 1 p. m. and he gave me 2s. 6d., which I gave to Mr. Stratford. Subsequently Watson told me he had given the envelope to another postman. I got no winnings in respect of it. About 8. 45 a. m. on June 25 I met Watson again at St. Jermyn's Hotel. A few minutes later prisoner came in and talked to us, but not about this matter. After he had gone out Watson handed me another envelope (Exhibit 1), which I dealt with in the same way; it was marked by Mr. Stratford, I stamped it and returned it to Watson later that day on the arrival at the Swiss Cottage Hotel. He gave me 2s., which I gave to Mr. Stratford. I cannot remember whether I got any winnings out of that. I got Exhibit 11 from him on July 22 and I stamped it. I did not give it to Mr. Stratford but I manipulated the stamp so that I could identify it again. I returned it to Watson. I used to see prisoner almost every morning at the St. Jermyn's Hotel but I had no conversation with him with reference to these matters. I got Exhibit 10 from Watson on July 23 and I dealt with it in exactly the same way as I had with Exhibit 11. I cannot remember whether I got any money when I returned this to him but I generally did get something.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner was a butcher's assistant. He was never really introduced to me; I used to call him "Butcher," like other people.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-96" type="given" value="FREDERICK CHALES"/>FREDERICK CHALES CARTWRIGHT</persName> </hi>, messenger, G. P. O. On various dates between June 21 and July 12 I had kept observation on Watson. I had seen him frequently with prisoner. About 8. 30 a. m. on June 25 prisoner drove up in a cart to the St. Jermyn's Hotel, and Watson whistled to him. He then went into the hotel with Watson, and they stayed there 10 minutes. About 1 p. m. Watson met Denhert at the "Swiss Cot
<lb/>tage Tavern. "I followed Watson to Brockley, and from there to Deptford Broadway, where a newsvendor lent him an evening paper. About 3. 26 p. m. he went to a telephone box in the High Street, where he remained, a little time. From there he went to Honor Oak Park, where he entered at 3. 55 p. m. a telephone cabinet in a tobacconist's</p>
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<p>shop. From there he went to the stables of a Mr. Lyne, prisoner's employer. He remained there for two minutes speaking to someone. I followed him from there to Catford, where he remained in the vicinity of a pillar-box in Catford Road. At 4. 15 p. m. a postman cleared the box; Watson was waiting for him about 20 yards away. On June 22 I saw him go to St. Jermyn's Hotel, where he met Denhert. At 11 a. m. he went to Honor Oak Park Station, where he spoke for about 10 minutes to prisoner, who was in his butcher's cart.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-97" type="given" value="CHARLES ALFRED"/>CHARLES ALFRED NEWLEY</persName> </hi>, overseer, Catford Postmen's Office. On June 25 I received instructions about examining letters collected at the pillar-boxes at 4. 15 p. m., which would not, in the ordinary way, have any postmark on them. I found this one (Exhibit 1) with a postmark on it, not that of the Catford, but of the Forest Hill Post Office, stamped 1. 15 p. m. I gave it to Mr. Stratford.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-98" type="given" value="EDWAD JOSEPH"/>EDWAD JOSEPH STRATDORD</persName> </hi>, clerk, Secretary's Office, G. P. O. In June I put myself in communication with Denhert, who from that day acted under my instructions. On June 22 he handed me this envelope (Exhibit 9), and I put "E. S. 1" in invisible ink upon it. I subse
<lb/>quently developed it before the magistrate. I gave it back to Den
<lb/>hert, who later gave me 2s. 6d. He handed Exhibit 1 to me about 12.15 p.m. on June 25, which I marked "E. S. 2. "It was open and contained a blank piece of paper. At 5 p. m. Newy handed it to me, and it was put in the course of post. Denhert reported to me with re
<lb/>ference to Exhibits 10 and 11, and I gave him instructions as to them. On August 11, having communicated with Guntrip's, I had all the letters in my possession. On August 10 I saw prisoner at the G. P. O. and told him I was an officer in the Investigation Branch, and was making inquiries respecting these fraudulent betting letters, and cau
<lb/>tioned him in the usual way. He made this statement, which I took down in writing (Exhibit 5): "I look at the letter dated June 22. I posted the letter myself soon after 12 noon on June 22, I believe, in the pillar-box at the corner of Rosedale Road, Forest Hill, but I can
<lb/>not be certain as to the letter-box I posted it in. The betting slip was written by me and placed in the letter before I posted it. I look at the letter postmarked June 25. The betting slip is in my hand-writing, and I posted the letter in Forest Hill, I believe in the pillar box at the corner of Herschell Road about 12. 25 p. m. I look at the letter postmarked July 22. I posted it about 12. 35 p. m. in the box outside Honor Oak Park Station. The writing on the slip, with the exception of the figures is mine. I look at the letter postmarked July 23. I posted it soon after 12 noon in the pillar-box at Bovill Road. All the writing on the slip, with the exception of the figures, is mine. The cheques shown to me dated March 25 and June 24 were re
<lb/>ceived by me from Messrs. Guntrip in payment of winnings made by me. I cannot be certain whether or not the cheque dated April 1 was re
<lb/>ceived by me. "In my opinion the slips contained in the letters of June 22, July 22, and July 23 are all in his handwriting; they are all signed "Guss. "The slip in letter of June 25, which is signed "Gus," may or may not be in his handwriting; he said at the police court it</p>
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<p>was not. I had received on August 8 a letter from him (Exhibit 13) from his address: "Sir, I understand from Messrs. Guntrip and Son, of The Park, Bromley Road, Catford, with whom I do business, they are making inquiries of you with respect to three letters I sent them on July 19, 22, and 23 last respectively. I wish to inform you that each letter bore Messrs. Guntrip and Son's printed address. Two of the letters I posted at the grocer's shop, at the corner of Rosedale Road, Forest Hill, at about 12. 30, and the other one in a pillar-box at the corner of Devonshire Road, Honor Oak Park, about the same time. Messrs. Guntrip duly received my letter and I am at a loss to under
<lb/>stand what the inquiries are about. I should, therefore, feel obliged if you would reply to them at your earliest convenience, so that I can learn from them the result in due course. I am, sir, yours obediently, A. Goddard. "</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was not aware of this letter at the time I inter
<lb/>viewed him on August 10, when I told him I was making inquiries about fraudulent betting letters and cautioned him; it did not have much apparent effect on him. He did not ask me what I meant. I never referred to the fraudulent postmarks. He had no objection to signing the statement. I did not mention Watson's name.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT BLAKE</hi> </persName>, 527 A. On August 9 I arrested Watson. I found upon him this small book (Exhibit 6). (Mr. Lynch objected to its admission, and it was withdrawn.) On August 11 I arrested prisoner in the stables at the back of his employer's premises. I told him what I was and said that he would be charged with obtain
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-100" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS LYNE</persName> </hi>, butcher, 45, Honor Oak Park. About June 27 prisoner, who was my servant, asked me to cash this cheque for £71 4s. 1d. for his father, and I did so. I have three assistants. He is a roundsman and does stable work. The other two do the rounds and shop work, but not any stable work.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. His hours on a Saturday would be from 7 to 1.30 p.m., and he would then start again at 3 or 4 p. m. He has always borne the best of characters; he has been with me just under twelve months. He came to me with a good reference. His people are highly respectable and have lived in the neighbourhood all their lives.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-101" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE COOK</persName> </hi>, distributor of "Evening News. "About 3. 20 p.m. June 25 I was distributing copies of the "Evening News" in High Street, Deptford. The "stop press" column states that Crooked Answer filly won the 2. 30 race at Sandown. It was rather a slow result that day. I should be distributing this edition, called the "Home Edition," that day from 5 p. m. It had not up to that time got the result of the four o'clock race at Sandown, which is extra
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<p>time. It contains the result of the four o'clock race. The Major was second.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-102" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PARKER</persName> </hi>, Inspector S. E. District "Evening News," was called to corroborate the last witness, but there having been no cross-examination he was not examined.</p>
<p>Mr. Lynch submitted that there was no evidence to show that prisoner acted in concert with Watson in what he did. The Recorder held that there was sufficient evidence to go to the Jury.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-103" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS HENRY"/>AUGUSTUS HENRY GODDARD</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I drive Mr. Lyne's, a butcher, cart. About February last I started an account with Gun
<lb/>trip's. My winnings would be paid me direct on Monday mornings, the accounts being made up to the previous Saturday, and my losings I would pay through a Mr. Davey, their agent. Watson told me he could get very good information and I allowed him to make bets with Guntrip's in my name. I limited him to a sovereign each bet. He was to tell me what bets he had made for me. I had no knowledge that he was doing anything wrong. I would give him about a fifth share if I won. He paid nothing when I lost. This betting slip of June 25 (Exhibit 2) is not in my writing; it must be Watson's. Exhibits 9 and 10 and 11 are in the same handwriting. They are bets made by Watson for me on my authority. I learnt in August that it was suggested that the bets were not properly made and I told Watson what I had heard, and wrote on the 8th to the G. P. O. I was invited to attend there and I went and saw Mr. Stratford, who told me that I need not answer any of the questions he put to me, but that he was making inquiries as to fraudulent betting letters. That dazed me a bit. I made a statement to him which he wrote down and I signed. It is not true. I did not know what I was saying at the time. I did not understand what he was talking about.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. My wages are 23s. and a joint a week. My limit to Watson was £1 a week. I betted at times myself with Guntrips, who gave me £2 a week credit. At times I made the bets myself and then I would write the slips; sometimes I lost, sometimes I won. Exhibits 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 shown to me are betting slips all written by me, on all of which I lost. They are written on bits of envelopes off letters that came to me. I see Exhibit 9 is written on a piece of envelope also The handwriting on it is a bit like mine; it is rather larger writing than mine. I believe Watson can give a good imitation of my writing. The writing on Exhibits 1, 10, and 11 is a bit like mine. I cannot swear that Exhibit 16 to 20 are in my writing; it is like it. Exhibits 9 and 19 have both got the name "Mercutio" on them. I first met Watson on Derby Day this year; he stopped me on my rounds and suggested he should make bets for me and save my time. I had seen him about before but not to speak to. He asked me if he could send on to Guntrips any tip he got and I said I did not mind. I let him have Guntrips' printed envelopes to do so. Sometimes he would find his own slip of paper to write on, sometimes I would supply him</p>
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<p>with scraps of envelopes. I gave him a specimen of my handwriting to copy, so that he should write in such a way that they should think it was I who was writing. I do not know what that was for. I wrote the letter of August 8 to the. G. P. O. on Watson's instructions. I had not heard from Guntrips, but he had. He asked me to go to Guntrips to inquire why I had not received the winnings from my bets and my father went on August 3, as I had not the time, and they referred him to the G. P. O. I told Watson about this. The facts contained in the letter of August 8 are not true. Watson had given me to understand that the letters were just as if I had posted them. Watson did not tell me to mention his name either in the letter of August 8 or at the inter
<lb/>view of August 10 and I only did what he told me.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I am living at home with my parents. There was nothing in the accounts I got to arouse my suspicion as to what Watson was doing. The account of June 11 shows three winners and three losers resulting in a win of 5s. 4d. for me. The account of July 2 shows a loss of £1 18s. 2d.</p>
<p>(Thursday, September 8.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-104" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS LYNE</persName> </hi> (recalled, further cross-examined). I have entrusted prisoner with large sums of money to pay into the bank and I have always found him honest.</p>
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<p>the station and on further search found 20 bad florins and three half-crowns in his hip trouser pocket, wrapped separately in paper.</p>
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<p>Stennings was proved to have been convicted at Birmingham Ses
<lb/>sions on April 20, 1909, receiving six months' hard labour for ware-house breaking; June 17, 1910, bound over for attempting to pick pockets. Pearl on June 16, 1910, received six weeks' hard labour for snatching a hand bag.</p>
<p>Sentences, Stennings,
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<p>Twelve previous convictions were proved, commencing in 1898, in
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19100906-25-offence-3 t19100906-name-122"/>Charles Goodchild</persName>, an officer of the Metropolitan Police Force, while in the execution of his duty;</rs> Phillips
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<p>Brown pleaded not guilty
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<p>Mr. Pickersgill, M. P., prosecuted; Mr. Oddie defended (at the re
<lb/>quest of the Court).</p>
<p>The three statutory convictions proved were: Cardiff Quarter Sessions, July 6, 1900, six months' hard labour for stealing a coat; Glamorgan Assizes, July 30, 1901, three years' penal servitude, robbery with violence; at this court, March 21, 1904, five years' penal servitude and five years' police supervision, robbery with violence. Eight other convictions for larceny and fraud were proved. Prisoner was released on June 7, 1910, and arrested on August 1, when 45 bad half-crowns and a number of moulds were found in his possession.</p>
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<p>Prisoner (on oath) stated that he had attempted to get work and had worked for an ice-cream maker for three nights a week.</p>
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<p>(Thursday, September 8.)</p>
<p>Convictions proved against Phillips: May 18, 1903, at this court 18 months' for stealing bicycles, after five previous convictions; stated to have been about five years out of prison.</p>
<p>Sentence, Brown,
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<p>Mr. Leycester prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-129" type="given" value="RAYMOND"/>RAYMOND GOSH</persName> </hi>, law student. I am passing through England, travelling to the Continent. In July I was staying at 27, Gower Street. On July 14 I had four American Express Company's orders of $5 each. I signed them at the top. The counter-signatures on them are not mine and I gave no authority for them to be signed. Finding I had lost them I notified the American Express Company to stop payment on July 15. I do not know prisoners.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-130" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN THOP</persName> </hi>, manager District Messenger Company, Leadenhall Street, E. C. On July 15 Williams came in at about 11.45 a.m. He handed in a letter unaddressed and asked me to send it to the National Provincial Bank. I asked him which branch. He said Queen Street or somewhere. I looked it up in the directory, addressed it to 112, Bishopsgate Street, and sent a lad with it and told him to wait for an answer. Williams said he would call again. He returned in about ten minutes. In the meantime the boy had returned with the message that the bank manager wanted to see Williams.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Williams. I looked in the directory and found the address of 112, Bishopsgate Street, and you said, "That is the one."</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Wilson. The envelope was sealed up when I got it. Williams made out that he did not know which branch he wanted it sent to.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COLLINS</persName> </hi>, District Messenger boy. I took the letter to the bank. I saw Mr. Stephenson there and asked for an answer. They gave me a message to take back. I was gone about fifteen minutes.</p>
<p>To Wilson. I have never seen you before.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-132" type="given" value="EDWIN JOHN"/>EDWIN JOHN STEPHENSON</persName> </hi>, sub-manager national Provincial Bank, 112, B. shopsgate Street Within, E. C. Last witness brought me the sealed envelope. I was at my desk in the City manager's office, which is screened from the general office by a glass and mahogany partition. Opening the envelope I found the four American Express Company's cheques. Our bank is one of the paying agencies of that company; it states so on the face of the cheque. I noticed "Charing Cross Hotel" on the flap of the envelope. I gave the boy a message and said I should keep the orders. Sitting at a desk adjoining mine was Mr. Gardiner. While Collins was waiting I saw Wilson at Mr. Gardiner's desk. I am not certain he was there while I was talking to the boy. I did not hear what he said to Mr. Gardiner. I should say he could not hear what I was saying to the boy. The police called while I was out at lunch. (To the Judge.) Nobody came back for the cheques.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-133" type="given" value="WILLIAM DAVID"/>WILLIAM DAVID GARDINER.</persName> </hi> I saw Wilson on July 15. He said he wished to open an account, that he had an account with the Chartered Bank of India and wished to transfer his balance of £290 or £390 to us. I asked him to give us a specimen of his signature in our signa
<lb/>ture book, and asked if we might make inquiries at the Chartered Bank as to his respectability. I gave him a paying-in book and he left. I could not read his signature at first; he spelt it over afterwards as John Whitham. He then gave a specimen signature in the book, which was more legible, and his address as Queen's Hotel; profession, manager rubber company. I noticed the messenger boy but cannot swear Wilson was there at the same time.</p>
<p>To Wilson. I cannot say if the sub-manager was there when you entered the office; I did not notice. He was there at some time while you were there. I cannot say he spoke to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-134" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BURGESS</persName> </hi>, manager current account department, Chartered Bank of India. Mr. John Whitham was a customer of our bank and a manager of a rubber company. His account was closed on June 20. He had no balance on July 15. I have seen Wilson once with Mr. Whitham at the bank.</p>
<p>To Wilson. I do not know what you came to the bank with Mr. Whitham for; Mr. Whitham asked to see some paid cheques of his.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-135" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHITHAM.</persName> </hi> I was formerly manager of some rubber estates in Malay State. I am living at a nursing home at Rickmansworth. I know Wilson. He had no authority from me to transfer any account from the Chartered Bank of India to the National Provincial Bank. I saw him early in July.</p>
<p>To Wilson. You called at Rickmansworth. I did not ask you to ascertain how much was to my credit at the bank; I said you could</p>
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<p>ask at the bank if you liked. I said I had signed my banking account over to my father. I did not say I did not think it was legal or that I would like to have it transferred so that he should not have it. I recollect no occasion when I have sent you to cash a cheque. I have no recollection of asking you to write a note to the bank to stop a cheque for £18 which I had given in respect of a pony. It may have occurred you went with me to the bank when I stopped a cheque.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK GUNNER</hi> </persName>, City Police. On July 15, about 11.5 a.m., I was in Leadenhall Street. I saw prisoners with another man, who gave the name of Liston, by Bishopsgate Street. They walked to the District Messenger office, 120, Leadenhall Street. Williams entered there, leaving the other two in the doorway of No. He came out, spoke to the other two, then ran along to Bishops-gate Street to the National Provincial Bank, where Wilson entered. I followed him in. I came out before him. He took three paying-in-slips from the receptacle on the counter, then came outside, stood on the steps several minutes and again entered the bank. I went and stood some distance across the road. He came out of the same door that he went in. Williams was on the opposite side of the road. He walked along to Crosby Square and had a conversation with the other man not in custody. They returned one behind the other to Leadenhall Street, where they stopped, spoke, parted, and returned to Crosby Square. They stood there several minutes, then left, one following the other hurriedly to Leadenhall Street, East India Avenue, where they met Wilson. After a minute or two's conversation, Williams left them and entered the messenger office. I went in to see what his business was and he left as I was entering. In consequence of what the manager told me I followed Williams back to Wilson and Liston. He spoke to them a little while. They left hurriedly. I followed them to Whittington Avenue, and through Leadenhall Market, where I obtained the assistance of several uniformed officers and had them arrested. I said, "I am a police officer, and shall arrest you for being concerned together as persons frequenting Leadenhall Street and Bishopsgate Street. "Wilson replied, "Oh, God!" The others made no reply. At the station they were detained for inquiries. They were afterwards placed with ten other men and identified by the boy Collins. I found out about the cheques after I had been to the bank. I said to Williams, "Can you account for how you became possessed of these cheques?" He replied, "They were given to me by a man I do not know, but I was going to meet him later. A paying-in book was found on Wilson. Nothing relating to this charge was found on Williams except Exhibit 6, a piece of paper with Mr. Whitham's name on.</p>
<p>To Wilson. I have the wallet that was taken from you at the station. The papers were wrapped up; they were not in a piece of elastic inside the wallet. They were loose.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR CLEMENTS.</hi> </persName> I took Wilson to the station. While there he put his hand inside his jacket pocket, apparently endeavouring to tear up something. Seeing that I was noticing he pulled his hand out with a piece of paper in it. It fell on his knee.</p>
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<p>I said, "You have dropped something. "He picked it up and put it back in his pocket. It was not torn when he brought it out of his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-138" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On July 15 I was going to Sandown Park. Going into York Road, Waterloo Station, I met a man named Wilkins, who asked me to go to the City for him. I con
<lb/>sented. At the Bank of England he gave me an envelope sealed up, which he asked me to take to Leadenhall Street Messenger Office, and wait for an answer. I did so, and the messenger boy came and told me the manager wanted to see me. I was walking away to try and find Wilkins (I had an appointment with him) when Detective Gunner and three policemen arrested me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It was three or four hours after I was arrested when Detective Gunner asked me where I got the notes from. I had known Wilkins two or three weeks. I do not know his address. He travels race meetings and can be found at any race meeting, I believe. He makes a small book. I met Wilson by appointment at Waterloo that morning. Then we met Wilkins going up the slope. I had £3 12s. or £3 14s. on me and was trying to get some more to make a small book. Wilson was going to clerk for me. We met Wilkins by accident. We had not taken our tickets because it was too early. Wilson was there when Wilkins asked me to go to the City. Wilkins said, "If you go and do some business for me I will pay you what I owe you," about £6 8s. I did not ask what the business was. Wilkins had the money to pay me then, but told me he would pay me if I delivered the letter and brought back the answer satisfactorily. He told me he had other busi
<lb/>ness to do. We three went in a taxi to the Bank of England, then Wilkins went off in another direction. I do not know if Wilkins invited Wilson to come or why he came. Wilkins gave me the letter in the cab. I do not remember but I do not deny saying at the Mansion House that it was in York Road. He told me to take it to the mes
<lb/>senger office in Leadenhall Street and send it round to the National Provincial Bank. It did not occur to me to tell him it would be less trouble to take it to the bank myself. Wilson went with me to the messenger office. I did not ask him to go; he followed voluntarily. Nothing was said about him getting anything for coming. He was coming to the races with me if Wilkins paid me. Wilkins arranged to meet me at half-past 12 at Leadenhall Market. I did not know Wilson was going to the National Provincial Bank; it was a pure coincidence.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-139" type="given" value="JAMES HEBERT"/>JAMES HEBERT WILSON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I have nothing further to add to what I said at the police court. (Statement read.) At the time we transacted business at the Chartered Bank, Mr. Whit
<lb/>ham said to me, "I wonder if I have written any more cheques which I was not aware of," and he asked Mr. Burgess to bring his cheques to see if he had written them. When they were brought Mr. Whitham</p>
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<p>said all the cheques were in order except one for £18, which had been presented that morning and stopped. Mr. Stephenson said I was in the bank 10 minutes, so it would have been impossible for me to have been there during the time the boy was there if he was back in 10 minutes. The assistant manager said he had never spoken to me; Mr. Stephenson said he did. The manager was not there at all while I was there. I went in and asked Mr. Stephenson what procedure I would have to go through and he evidently took me to be Mr. Whit
<lb/>ham. When he asked for references I gave the Chartered Bank of India. I told him where Whitham worked and that he could apply to Sir Thomas Barlow, of Eastcheap, for his reference. The messenger boy said the first time he had seen me was at the Mansion House Police Court. I asked had he ever seen me in the office and he said, "No. "If I was watching the messenger boy is it likely I should go into the manager's office and want to transfer another gentleman's account; would not that be rather giving myself away? I went there by the authority of Mr. Whitham. He admits he gave me permission to go to find out how much money was to his credit. If I had been to the National Provincial Bank to watch the messenger boy my sus
<lb/>picions would have been aroused and I would have gone back to Williams and told him not to go near the messenger office; instead of that I went back and asked him had he transacted his business; he said, "No; I have to call back at the messenger office here. "He went there and came back a moment afterwards and said, "I want to see Wilkes, or Wilkins—I do not know the man's name properly—they want me to go back; they want him"; he did not say why.</p>
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<p>Several convictions were proved against Wilson. Nothing was known about Williams; he had given a false address and did not wish any inquiries made.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-149" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GLENDENNING</persName> </hi>, 136, High Road, Waltham Cross. On August 16 at 5. 30 p. m. I was looking in a shop window in Bishopsgate Street Without. As I turned to walk away prisoner came up to me face to face. I said, "What do you want?" He did not reply. I had a gold chain. He snatched at it, pushed me in the stomach and ran away. I looked down and saw part of my chain was hanging. I said to someone standing by, "That man has got my watch. "I ran, shouting "Stop thief. "I never lost sight of prisoner. He ran into a policeman's arms.</p>
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<p>Several convictions were proved.</p>
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<p>Mr. Symmons prosecuted; Mr. W. J. Spratling defended.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. While I lived with prisoner he had been very kind to me and had never put his hand on me; we both loved each other. I know that he has been suffering with a bad back. On the evening in question he was drunk.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. You offered to help me in this. I did not ask you to do so. The letter of the 12th that I received from Mr. Matter I gave to the officer. This is my letter that I wrote to you on July 15 threatening you with a warrant if you did not give me my £3 back.</p>
<p>(Friday, September 9.)</p>
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<p>To Prisoner. I presumed the letter I got on July 9 was from you. I have not brought it with me. I did not say that if half the taxes were paid by Monday, the 11th, I would let the remainder stand over; I said that the half must be paid at once.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate: "I wish to be sworn to give evidence. "</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-186" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MCNAIR</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On the Thursday Mrs. Lee asked me to help her with the payment of these rates as I had money and I went to see Mr. Mather to see what I could do. He said if she paid half the amount by Monday the other half could be paid by the end of the month. I told Mrs. Lee and she gave me £3 towards the half, I saying I would try to help her. As I was going out of town I asked a friend of mine, George Clarke West, who had worked with me, and who owed me £8 17s. 6d., which he was to pay me on the Monday, to look after it for me, giving him £4 13s. 10d., so that he could pay the taxes in full on the Monday. He gave me a receipt for it, which I wrote out because he had hurt his right arm in falling off a bicycle. On Saturday night Mrs. Lee's husband told me the money had not been paid and I said it would be on the Mon
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-192" type="given" value="NELL"/>NELL COLLINS.</persName> </hi> I occupy 2, Baldwin Terrace, and let all the rooms except two. I have been living with Wallace for some time; he occu
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<lb/>lace; he then took the back room on the ground floor at 2s. 6d. a week; I made out rent book (produced) wrongly at the request of Wallace, showing that Mr. Brown had taken and paid rent for the room from July 23. I received one week's rent. I got in a quarter of a hundredweight of coal and some wood on the Wednesday or Thursday. I heard the fire going in the back room. I received 1s. from Taylor for the coal and wood.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have had the back room empty a long time; it was unlocked; we used to go in and out. It was locked on the Wednesday after I had let it. I never showed the rent book to Taylor.</p>
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<p>The three statutory convictions proved were: February 22, 1902, Middlesex Sessions, three years' penal servitude and two years' police supervision for horse stealing; September 17, 1904, North London Police Court, six months' hard labour and license revoked for stealing a bicycle; July 27, 1907, at this Court, four years' penal servitude for housebreaking. Having been released on July 19, 1910, he was arrested on August 13. Several other convictions were proved.</p>
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<p>Mr. Pickersgill, M. P., prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-196" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WOODS</persName> </hi>, barman, "Wheatsheaf" public house, South Lambeth Road. On July 8 at about 4. 45 p. m. Morgan asked for a mild and bitter, paid 1 1/2 d., and then asked the barmaid for some cigarettes, ten
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<p>Cross-examined. Morgan asked me about an automatic machine or piano, and he said he wanted to see the manager about his having one for the bar.</p>
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<lb/>borated the last two witnesses, and added: I afterwards saw the two prisoners in the coffee shop, 111, Wandsworth Road, where they were having some tea. I pointed them out to the police as having tried to pass a bad 2s. piece.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-199" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID GUINNESS</persName> </hi>, 111, Wandsworth Road, coffee-house keeper, On July 8 about 6 p. m. prisoners came in together and ordered some food. Emeric gave my daughter a coin, which I tested and found to be a bad florin. I took it to them and asked who it belonged to. Emeric said, "Me. What is the matter with it?" I said, "It is a bad one." He said, "No, it is not," and paid me 8d. for the teas. Woods made a communication to me. The prisoners were then arrested. Morgan threw the florin among some papers and said, "Let it lie, and take no notice. "This was while one of the officers was holding Emeric and searching him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-202" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, Inspector of Coins, H. M. Mint. The two florins (produced) are counterfeit, of different moulds.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant ruled that there was no case against Emeric, and a verdict of
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<p>Mr. F. Hinde prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-210" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DWYE</persName> </hi>, carman to Mr. Allen, contractor, Great Hermitage Street, Wapping. On August 9 I received four chests of tea from the Monument Warehouses to take to the London Docks for shipment. At 5.45 p.m. I was in All Hallows Lane. I was away about three minutes collecting a small box and on my return I missed the chest and at once gave information to the police at Cloak Lane. I saw Taylor near but not Leveall.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-211" type="given" value="MONTAGU"/>H. J. MONTAGU HAYNES</persName> </hi>, delivery foreman, Monument Warehouses, proved the delivery of the chest to last witness and identified two pieces of the chest.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-212" type="given" value="JAMES STEWART"/>JAMES STEWART BOYCE</persName> </hi>, Gammon and Sons, Eastcheap, also identified the boards as part of a consignment for which he had lodged a delivery warrant.</p>
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<lb/>cerned with two other men, one in custody, in stealing and receiving a chest of tea. He said, "You have made a mistake; I have been away since Wednesday; I am on my own; don't make a mistake; my child bought two cases, she wanted a box to put her clothes in and got them outside Tanner's. I ain't going to mention names but I gave him threepence. That is all I know about it. "When taken to the cells he said, "I know all about it; I could say something, but f—you, you bastard. "</p>
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<p>searched his room, where we took possession of certain things; the key was then handed to us. He came back to the street late at night to a public-house close by. He had not been away; he had kept out of the way. I got the key from the landlady of the house.</p>
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<lb/>companied by Detective-sergeant Digby, I went to Southwark Police Station. Taylor only was then in custody. On August 15 I went to the rooms that had been occupied by Leveall, 1, St. Stephen's Square, Tabard Street. In the backyard we found this portion of the chest of tea and in the front room on the ground floor this portion. On the 16th I went with Detective-Sergeant Digby to Southwark Police Station, where I saw Leveall. I told him we were police officers from the City and that we had visited his rooms and explained where we had found the portions of the chest. I said he would be taken to Cloak Lane Police Station, where he would be charged with stealing and receiving same. He said when arrested, "I bought it with old firewood in Leadenhall Street two days ago. "On the charge being read he said, "Have you been to my house? My wife can give you more account of that chest of tea than I can. That chest of tea came to the "Crown" public-house in a taxi, the two men got the key and put it in my place and took it out again in a sack. That is the truth. Mrs. Rayment knows all about it. "Mrs. Rayment is the landlady.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-215" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE RAYMENT</persName> </hi>, 1, St. Stephen's Square, Tabard Street. I let prisoner my ground floor. He had a wife and one child, a girl eleven years old. I was at home on August 9. Between 5 and 5. 30 p. m. I was looking out of the window and saw two lads, and a package, I believe with tea in, came into the house into the ground floor room. Taylor was one of them. I could not recognise the other. They were carrying it. I did not see them go away. Later that day Leveall brought a barrow, and went away with it and his child; his wife followed behind. Next day I told him to clear out as I could not have stolen property in my place. He said, "All right, I will go at once and give you no trouble." I did not speak about the chest of tea. He was too drunk to speak to him properly. He gave me one piece of the chest (produced) and asked me to put it under the copper. I said, "I am done washing to-day. "He put it in the yard. The police had not been when I asked him to clear out; they came the following Monday.</p>
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<interp inst="t19100906-name-216" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEVEALL</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I know nothing about the tea. I am at work from 6 a. m. till 12 p. m. I own to that chest being in my place. I chucked it out in the yard. I lit the fire with a portion of it. I told the landlady she could burn a piece of it; I said, "I do not know who it belo