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<p>1911, JANUARY.</p>
<p>Vol. CLIV.] Part 915.</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>VEZEY-STRONG, MAYOR.</p>
<p>THIRD SESSION,</p>
<p>HELD JAN. 10TH, 1911, AND FOLLOWING DAYS.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORTHAND BY</p>
<p>GEORGE WALPOLE & CO.,</p>
<p>Shorthand Writers to the Court.</p>
<p>POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>EDITED BY</p>
<p>R. F. GRAHAM-CAMPBELL, ESQUIRE,</p>
<p>OF THE INNER TEMPLE.</p>
<p>[Published by Annual Subscription.]</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>GEO. WALPOLE & CO., PORTUGAL STREET BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN, W.C.</p>
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<p>PRINTED BY</p>
<p>THE ARGUS PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED,10, TEMPLE AVENUE, LONDON, E.C.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVEEY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARIS OE OTHER COUNTIES WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Tuesday, January 10th. 1911, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Eight Hon. Sir
<hi rend="largeCaps">T. VEZEY-STRONG</hi>, Alderman,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-1" type="given" value="WM"/>WM. GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-2" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-3" type="given" value="ALFRED JAS"/>ALFRED JAS. NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Bart.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">W.
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-4" type="given" value="VAUGHAN"/>VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Bart.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOS. BOOR CROSBY</hi>, Knight, M.D.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WM. HY. DUNN</hi>, Knight and
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-5" type="given" value="EDWARD ERNEST"/>EDWARD ERNEST COOPER</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knight, K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FK. ALBERT BOSANQUET</hi>, K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; His Honour Judge
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-6" type="given" value="LUMLEY"/>LUMLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>, K.C., Commissioner; and His Honour Judge
<hi rend="smallCaps">RENTOUL</hi>, K.C., Commissioner; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-7" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JOHNSTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY C. BUCKINGHAM</hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUFERT SMYTHE</hi>, Esq., Deputy,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. V. HUXTABLE</hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<p>1911.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">VEZEY-STRONG, MAYOR</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER.</hi> </p>
<p>(Tuesday, January 10.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-2-offence-1 t19110110-name-11"/>Post Office Savings Bank</persName> and a certain receipt for the said £6, in each case with intent to defraud. </rs>(Refer to Haines's case, p. 207.) Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction of felony on January 26, 1910, at Luton. Prosecutor was prisoner's father, from whose account he had drawn in all £13.</p>
<p>Four previous convictions were, proved, and it was stated that pri
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<p>Sentence,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARSHALL</hi>, Edward (68, builder)</persName>, who was convicted last Session (see page 164) of unlawfully obtaining credit without disclosing that he was an undischarged bankrupt, was brought up for judgment. It was stated that prosecutor had not been repaid any portion of the money he had lent prisoner.</p>
<p>Sentence, Three months' imprisonment, second division (to date from December 6, 1910).</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CLACK</hi>, Horace (17, errand boy)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last Session (see page 163) of arson, was now brought up and released on his own recognisances in £20 to come up for judgment if called upon, the Court Missionary stating that arrangements had been made for him to go into a home.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BEDFORD</hi>, Harold Ernest Percy Daniel</persName> (describing himself as 22 years of age, a sorter), who pleaded guilty last Session (see page 131) of larceny, was brought up for judgment. Prisoner had been 16 years in the employ of the Post Office.</p>
<p>It was stated that he had admitted stealing a watch and ring found in his possession from other postal packets.</p>
<p>The Recorder said that, this not having been stated before, he would not take it into account.</p>
<p>Sentence, Six months' hard labour (to date from December 6, 1910).</p>
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<p>The defalcations of prisoner, who was prosecutors' London manager, in receipt of £1,000 a year, amounted in all to £26,610. He declared that he had lost this sum in speculations which he had made in his endeavour to aid a boys' club, of which he was the founder. Prosecutors believed the story and wished the Recorder to deal leniently with him.</p>
<p>Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY WHITE</hi> (of Bramley and White, solicitors) stated that pri
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<p>The Recorder, stating that he could only suppose that prisoner had allowed his mission work to occupy his mind to such an extent that he had not the capacity to realise the nature of his offence, sentenced him to
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<p>Prisoner was a Spanish subject, and had been in this country four-and-a-half years. He had borne a good character.</p>
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<p>Mr. Forster Boulton prosecuted; Mr. Huntly Jenkins defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-23" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD STRATFORD</persName> </hi>, clerk, General Post Office. In cones
<lb/>quence of complaints received at the North-Western District Office, at which prisoner is employed, on December 3 I made up a test packet addressed to "The Secretary. Accommodation Loan and Discount Com
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<p>in a match-box two half-crowns, one sixpence, two pennies (which were wrapped in paper), and five penny stamps, all bearing my private mark, and a letter. I securely fastened the envelope, and at 3.45 p.m. posted it at the General Post Office. It would reach the North-Western office at about 7.30 p.m. I gave certain instructions to Maryon, the overseer at that office, and on the Monday following he communicated with me. I saw prisoner at that office on that day, told him who I was, and cautioned him. I described the test packet with its contents, and said that it had been placed before him to dead with. On my asking him what had become of it, he said he had not seen it and that he had none of the contents on him. On my asking him he said he had no objection to turning out his pockets, and did so. Detective Courcouf, who had seen me seal up the test packets, was present. Pri
<lb/>soner produced a quantity of money and placed it on the table. I asked him if two of the half-crowns were dated 1897 and 1907, the sixpence 1901, and two of the pennies 1902 and 1906, and he said "Yes." I then identified those coins as being the ones I had put in the test packet. I pointed out my private marks to him and told him what I had done. I asked him how they had come into his posses
<lb/>sion, and he said: "I know nothing about it." I can see my marks on the coins now; I am certain they are the same.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. About 400 are employed at the office at which the prisoner 1s. At this time he had an auxiliary postman with him all the time he was out of the office; he would not necessarily be with him inside the office. The test packet was enclosed in another en
<lb/>velope to Maryon; it was specially delivered to him, being collected immediately from the General Post Office. The coins only have been found. Search was made where he lives and nothing was found. He has been employed about ten years and has borne a very good charac
<lb/>ter. He receives 30s. a week and is living at home with his parents, who are very respectable people.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, January 11.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-24" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY LOVSEY</persName> </hi>, overseer, General Post Office. On Decem
<lb/>ber 3 I received certain instructions from the last witness. I saw him post the letter in question. I collected it from the letter box and put it in an envelope, which I addressed to the Superintendent of the North-Western District Office, and despatched it.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110110-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110110-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-25" type="given" value="EDWARD WILLIAM"/>EDWARD WILLIAM MARYON</persName> </hi>, overseer, North-Western District Office, General Post Office. At 5 a.m. on December 4 I received a letter from the superintendent addressed to the "Accommodation Loan and Discount Company, Marylebone Lane, N.E.," together with written instructions from Mr. Stratford. I kept it in my pocket till about 6.50 a.m., when the work was slack, and then placed it with several other letters in prisoner's "walk," in front of him to sort. He took them up and I walked away. I did not see what he did with them. The address was in another district, and it was his duty to turn it out as a missort and place it on a table with other missorts. He went out about 7.40 a.m., and on searching the table I found no such</p>
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<p>letter. I also examined the letters on the table before he went out, with the same result.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. At the time there would be about 15 or 16 men at the sorting table. I was standing at the table all the time watching the missorts that were placed there. I did not see any trace of the letter after I left it with prisoner. He has been ten years at that office and I have had no complaints as to him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-26" type="given" value="PHILIP WILLIAM"/>PHILIP WILLIAM COURCOUF</persName> </hi>. General Post Office. I was present when Mr. Stratford made up the test packet on December 3, and saw the coins. About 2.30 p.m. on December 5 I took prisoner into custody. I saw him in the morning delivering his letters on his walk. I fol
<lb/>lowed him and he finished about 8.30 am. He then went into a public-house with the auxiliary postman assisting him, where he stayed a few minutes. He went out and returned, remaining until 9.45 a.m. He went home and returned on duty at 12.40 p.m. I asked him to ac
<lb/>company me to Mr. Stratford, and I was present at the interview. I identified the coins that were found in his pocket as the coins I had seen put into the test letter. I took possession of them and produce them to-day. When charged he made no reply. He gave no explanation as to how he had become possessed of them.</p>
<p>To the Court. I saw the marks on the coins when found.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-27" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL STANTON</persName> </hi> (prisoner's father) and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT BALE</hi>, of 38, Mait
<lb/>land Park Road, Hampstead (secretary to an Oddfellow's Lodge to which prisoner belonged), gave evidence as to character.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19110110-8-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>A second indictment relating to the theft of another postal packet containing money</rs> was not proceeded with. It was stated that during four or five months previous to prisoner's arrest there had been 40 to 50 complaints of letters having been lost, con
<lb/>taining in all £12 in coin, and that such complaints had now ceased.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THE COMMON SERJEANT.</hi> </p>
<p>(Tuesday, January 10.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19110110-9-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> all feloniously possessing four moulds upon which were impressed the obverse and reverse sides of a florin;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19110110-9-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-9-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>Jackson unlawfully possessing counterfeit coin with intent to utter the same.</rs> </p>
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<p>Mr. Pickersgill, M.P., prosecuted.</p>
<p>Divisional Detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM EUSTACE</hi>, L Division. On November 28, 1910, at 3 p.m., I entered 10, Rodney Road, Walworth, searched the first-floor back room, and found in the oven four moulds, two for florins dated 1900, one for florins of 1888, and one for sixpences of 1909; on the shelf and mantelpiece 45 finished florins—22 of 1888, and 23 of 1900, ten half-crowns of 1910, 14 unfinished florins of 1900,</p>
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<p>17 unfinished shillings of 1909, and 50 unfinished sixpences of 1909; saucepan containing metal on the hob; on the mantelpiece a quantity of molten metal, plaster of paris, silver sand, cyanide of potassium, antimony, copper wire, three files, and two pieces of glass with plaster of paris on them. The coins, etc., were covered over with newspapers. There was at that time no one in the room. At 7 p.m. Jackson entered the house and went into the room, followed five minutes afterwards by Nash and Harrison. I went in with two other officers, and said, "We are police officers. I have searched this room and found four moulds, a number of counterfeit coins and other things used for the manufacture of base coin. Consider yourselves in custody." Neither of the pri
<lb/>soners replied. I then called in Alexander, the landlord of the house, and said, "Do you know these men or either of them?" Pointing to Jackson, he said, "That man on November 24 took the room from me." Jackson said, "Yes, that is right." He then pointed to Nash, and said, "He paid me the rent, 5s." Nash said, "That is right." He pointed to Harrison, and said, "He has been here since Friday." Harrison said, "I have not slept here." I then told them they would be charged with being concerned together. Jackson said, "That's done it; put it all down to me." I took them to Rodney Road Police Station, snowed them all the articles produced, they were charged and made no reply. I found on Harrison a sixpence, and 3(d. bronze; on Nash 2s. silver and 8d. bronze; and on Jackson three counterfeit half-crowns and five penny packets of tobacco.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Harrison gave his address; the place was searched; nothing incriminating him was found there.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110110-name-31" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-31" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD ALEXANDER</persName> </hi>, 10, Rodney Road, Walworth, shoeblack. I let my first-floor back room furnished. On November 24, when it had been unoccupied for two weeks, between 3 and 5 p.m., Harrison came with Jackson, saw the room, and agreed to take it and to pay a week's rent, 5s., as deposit. Harrison paid me 3s. They said they wanted to come in at once, and went to fetch their traps, clothing, etc. About an hour afterwards I heard them enter and go into the room. The next day Harrison paid me the remaining 2s. of the deposit. On November 25 I called Harrison into my kitchen and said, "I let the room to you and Jackson and I find there is another man sleeping there, but it is big enough for two and I have no objection." Jackson came down and said, "It is a poor fellow who is lodging out and I fetched him home." I said I had no objection. No coining imple
<lb/>ments were in the room when I let it. Between November 24 and November 27 Nash was in and out every hour or two—he generally carried a rush basket.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Nash was not away from the house between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. (To Harrison.) I showed and let the room myself. You told me the room was for your brother-in-law, Jackson.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-32" type="surname" value="PARKINSON"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-32" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE PARKINSON</persName> </hi>, 81, Tabard Street. I have lived with Harri
<lb/>son for seven years; about five months ago I went to live with him at 15, Milcote Street, Blackfriars Road, where Jackson was already living. On one Sunday Jackson showed Harrison and myself a quantity of bad and good money mixed together.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. When Jackson showed us the money Harrison was lying on the bed drunk.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-33" type="given" value="SIDNEY WM"/>SIDNEY WM. SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. The coins produced are all counterfeit; they are a good imitation. The moulds and other articles are all used by coiners.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110110-name-34" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-34" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NASH</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On November 25, at 1 a.m., I was standing at a coffee stall by the Elephant and Castle, having just walked from Hatfield, when Jackson offered me a cup of coffee and gave me sixpence to get a lodging. I asked him if he could give me a shirt and he told me to meet him the same day at 3 p.m., which I did, when he took me to 10, Rodney Road, and said I could sleep there until I got work. I slept there on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. I gave Inspector Eustace two addresses where I have worked. (On being informed by the Judge that the whole of his character must be given by Inspector Eustace, prisoner said he did not wish to recall him.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-35" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HARRISON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). Five months ago I made the acquaintance of Jackson by going to live at 15, Milcote Street, where he was living at the time. Some time after he left, and I met him afterwards about three or four times. On November 24 I met him in Great Dover Street, had a drink with him, and he asked me if I could get him a room. We saw in a shop the advertisement of a room at 10, Rodney Road, went to see it and, as he found it satisfactory, it was taken—he asked me to pay the deposit as he was short. I did so and left him. On November 28 I arrived home at 5, Bland Street, when Jackson called and asked would I go out for a walk. I agreed; we had a drink in a public-house where we met Nash. Jackson asked us to go home with him. Directly we got upstairs we were arrested for being in possession of these things, which I have never seen before. Verdict (Nash and Harrison),
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<p>Jackson confessed to having been convicted at this Court on, Septem
<lb/>ber 12, 1905, receiving five 'years' penal servitude for possession of a mould; six summary convictions commencing in 1891 were proved. Against Nash five summary convictions were proved. Harrison, on August 18, 1906, at Westminster, received six weeks' hard labour for dog stealing.</p>
<p>Sentences: Jackson,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-9-19110110 t19110110-9-punishment-7"/>five years' penal servitude</rs>; Harrison,
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<interp inst="t19110110-10-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin; unlawfully possessing counterfeit coin with intent to utter the same.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner was convicted on April 11, 1910, at Lambeth, receiving six weeks' hard labour for stealing money and jewellery.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<p>(Wednesday, January 11.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-11-offence-1 t19110110-name-38"/>Mary Ward</persName> with intent to kill and murder her; second count, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Beaufoi Moore prosecuted.</p>
<p>Prisoner pleaded not guilty of attempting to murder; guilty of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Mr. Moore was prepared to accept this plea, but Mr. Justice Grantham, after refer
<lb/>ring to the depositions, decided that prisoner should be tried on the more serious charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110110-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110110-name-39" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-39" type="given" value="MARY"/>MART WARD</persName> </hi>. I am a married woman, separated from my husband. I lived with prisoner for 15 months up to last June. In November I decided that I would return to my husband. I left prisoner because he got lazy and would not work, and threatened to cut my throat. After I left him he frequently asked me to go back, and I refused. On December 10, about 6.30, I was going to my work, when I met prisoner at College Wharf, Greenwich. He said, "Is it right that you are going back to your husband?" I said, "Yes "; he said, "You will never live to go back with him; I would sooner kill you," and he struck me. I went to run away; prisoner followed and caught me; he pulled something bright out of his pocket and drew it across my throat. I was afterwards taken to the hospital.</p>
<p>To the Court (upon questions suggested by a statement handed up by prisoner). I am 33 years old; I thought prisoner was 27. It is not true that when I was living with prisoner I was walking out with other men. Prisoner has knocked me about.</p>
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<p>Detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERNEST BAXTER</hi>, R Division. On December 10, about 11.30 a.m., I saw prisoner in Church Street. I said, "I believe your name is Simmonds." He at once said, "I know what you want me for." I said, "I have not yet told you what the charge is; it is a serious one, of attempting to murder a woman named Ward," and I cautioned him. He said, "She is the only woman I have had any
<lb/>thing to do with; I have given her all the money I have earned; I don't know what she done with it; I have lived with her and she has had a baby; I found out that her husband visited her last night." I took him to the station and told him he would be detained as the woman was severely cut; he replied, "I did not mean to do that." I asked him where the knife was; he said it was at home on the table. There were marks of blood on prisoner's coat.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEEVISH</hi> said that he went to prisoner's address and found three knives. On these being shown to prisoner he picked out one" and said, "This is the one I did it with; this is the one I sharpened."</p>
<p>Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. BARKER</hi>, who attended prosecutrix at the Seaman's Hospital,</p>
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<p>Greenwich, described her injuries. She had two cuts on the left cheek, about 2 1/2 inches long; a deeper cut on the right cheek, to the bone; cuts on the fingers; a bruise on the chin, probably from a blow with the fist; and minor injuries. The knife produced could have caused the cuts; considerable force would be required. The wounds were not actually dangerous to life.</p>
<p>Called upon for his defence, prisoner asked that his statement should be read. It was a long account of his relations with the woman; he declared that she had led him astray and was altogether a bad woman, although he was infatuated with her. On the day in question he asked her whether she Intended to go back with her husband, and she said yes. He (prisoner) had with him a knife that he had taken overnight from home, with which he intended to do her some harm. He hit her and she fell, but she was not unconscious, for she got up and said, "Arthur, you are doing this for nothing." He remembered no more.</p>
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<p>Mr. Graham-Campbell prosecuted; Mr. A. S. Carr defended, at the request of the Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-43" type="given" value="BABS"/>BABS MILLAR</persName> </hi>. I live at 81, Tabard Street, Borough; I was formerly a music-hall artiste; I have known prisoner nearly a month. Just after midnight on November 30 I took a gentleman friend home with me; he stayed about 20 minutes. Shortly after he left prisoner knocked at my door and Ilet him in. He commenced urging me (as he had done before) to marry him, and I refused. He said that if I did not he would take care that Harold (a young fellow I had been writing to) should not. I said that Harold had been a good friend to me and that I should not break with him. Prisoner kept arguing and I dozed off to sleep. I woke up with a start and found that prisoner had hold of me, with a razor in his right hand. I got hold of the razor and managed to throw it away. He begged for the razor back again so that he might finish it. Later he tore up some linen and put it round my neck to stanch the bleeding. I remember no more until I woke at 7.30 in the morning, when the postman came and prisoner answered the door. He then sent a woman upstairs (Mrs. Ramswell) to fetch some brandy for me. He said to her, "Look what I have done to Babs." She said, "What have you done it for?" He said, "I am sorry now, but she aggravated me." I was taken to the hospital. I identify the razor produced.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. My injuries were not serious; I did not intend to go to the hospital, nor did I intend to charge prisoner; I had for
<lb/>given him soon after he did it. I had been to several public-houses on the day in question. I cannot tell exactly what time it was when prisoner wounded me; it is a lie to suggest that it was done about six in the morning; it was done about half-past one or twenty to two. After the people came in in the morning prisoner did say that he was</p>
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<p>going to give himself up, and I said to him, "Don't leave me; I don't think it is much." It was a big surprise to me when he was charged at the police court.</p>
<p>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">EMILY RAMSWELL</hi>. On the morning of December 1 prisoner called me downstairs and said, "Don't tell anybody—I have cut her throat." I saw Millar in bed with her throat bleeding. I asked him, "What have you done it for?" He said, "She made me wild, but I am sorry I done it." He said he was going to give himself up; I advised him to go for a doctor; he went out and I did not see him again.</p>
<p>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GARDNER</hi>. I went downstairs with last witness (my daughter) and saw prisoner. He said, "Well, mother, I have been and cut Bab's throat, but I have done it in a hasty temper." The razor (pro
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<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-44" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED ALEXANDER</persName> </hi>, son of last witness, said that on the night of November 30, when Millar brought a man home, prisoner told witness that he was "going to have every farthing in her purse, and cut her throat, and hop off out of it."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. This was said in the presence of my mother and my eldest brother; mother was deaf and could not hear; my brother is not here. I am now in custody on a charge of theft. I helped the police to find prisoner and arrest him.</p>
<p>Detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS CARLIN</hi>, M Division. On December 7 I saw prisoner in Vauxhall. I said, "I shall arrest you for attempt
<lb/>ing to murder Babs Millar by cutting her throat with, a razor at 81, Tabard Street on the 1st inst." He replied, "Yes, sir; that is quite right." Later he said, "She took the razor from me and threw it in a bucket. She wanted me to live on her earnings, but I preferred to work. I was worried before I did it." When charged he made no reply.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER CRONK</hi>, M Division, said that at the police station prisoner said to him, "How is she going on; is she going on all right? It was a foolish act; I was in a fit of temper."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner has served 12 years in the Army and has a very good character indeed.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-45" type="given" value="REGINALDC"/>REGINALDC. H. FRANCIS</persName> </hi>, house surgeon at Guy's Hospital. Millar was brought in just before 11 a.m. on December 1. She was in a state of exhaustion and suffering from shock. There was a wound in the throat 3 1/4 inches long, deep enough to cut the edge of the deep muscle, and dividing the external jugular vein. It was a serious wound; it might have been caused by the razor produced; considerable force would be required.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The wound must have been inflicted at least five or six hours before I saw the woman.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-46" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GUMBRELL</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I was in the Royal Garrison Artillery for 12 years; I left on October 21 last, with a good</p>
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<p>character; since then I have been working for the Post Office. On November 30 Millar and I were out drinking the whole day. I went to her room about two in the morning; there was some whisky which had been left by the man she had brought in; we both had some. I went to bed in my underclothing and fell off to sleep. I woke between six and seven and started to shave. Millar asked me why I wanted to get up so early and started nagging. I went over to the bed to tell her to shut her mouth and, before I realised what I had done, I saw blood on her throat. I at once tore up some clothing and made a bandage. I told her I would go away and give myself up; she said, "I don't think it is much." Before I left the house she knelt up in the bed and asked me to kiss her. I never made to Alexander the statement he has sworn to; he is telling falsehoods.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Millar had told me that she had brothers in Bed
<lb/>fordshire and that if she could produce her marriage lines the chap who married her would be well set up. I might have said something on this night about not letting Harold or any other man marry her.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-12-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>Guilty of unlawful wounding, with a recommendation to mercy.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-16-offence-1 t19110110-name-58"/>Ludlow Hewitt</persName> 10s., and from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-16-offence-1 t19110110-name-59"/>Harry Harding</persName> £3, in each case with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to a conviction at this court on November 19, of obtaining property by false pretences, when he received a sentence of five years' penal servitude and three years' police super-vision, of which he had still one year and 197 days to serve. Two further convictions were proved against him. It was asked by the Portsmouth police that an offence, of this character at Portsea should be taken into account, but this the Recorder said he could not do.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-16-19110110 t19110110-16-punishment-16"/>18 months' hard labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-17-offence-1 t19110110-name-61"/>Mary Ann Quinlan</persName>, his former wife being then alive. It was stated that Quinlan knew of the existence of prisoner's wife.</rs> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-17-19110110 t19110110-17-punishment-17"/>Two days' imprisonment</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILTON</hi>, Elizabeth (64)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19110110-18-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, feloniously forging a notice of withdrawal of £50 from the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-18-offence-1 t19110110-name-63"/>Post Office Savings Bank</persName> and the receipt for the same.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Forster Boulton prosecuted; Mr. Negus defended.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110110-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110110-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-64" type="surname" value="BRUCE"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-64" type="given" value="EDWARD WHITE"/>EDWARD WHITE BRUCE</persName> </hi>, clerk, Secretary's Office, G.P.O. In conse
<lb/>quence of receiving a report from Mr. Pickering, the clerk to the Asylums Committee, on December 14 I saw prisoner at the General Post Office, where she had been asked to attend. I told her I belonged to the Investigation Branch of the General Post Office; that I was making inquiries with regard to certain savings bank transactions and wanted to ask her some questions about them, but before she said anything I must caution her that she was not bound to answer any question whatever, but, any answer she made would be taken down in writing and might be used as evidence against her in a court of law if the Postmaster-General should so direct. She said she understood. I showed her this deposit book (Exhibit 4) and these receipts for five withdrawals (Exhibits 2 and 3), saying that they had been made from the account of Mary Ann Haines, who was believed to be a lunatic and that it had been reported to me she had made them. I took all her statements down in writing. She said, "I did make the withdrawals." I then showed her the declaration form (Exhibit 1) and asked her whether she signed it, "M. A. Haines," and she said, "Yes." In explanation she said, "When my sister was taken away she told me that the money in her account would come to me and my brother if anything happened to her." I said, "Were any inquiries made at the time she was taken away by the Guardians about your sister having any money belonging to her," and she said, "They did, but I told them she had not any money, although I knew that she</p>
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<p>had and I had the deposit book in my possession." I said, "Have you any authority from your sister to withdraw money from her account?" and she said, "No." I said, "Have you ever told your sister that you had withdrawn money from her account?" and she said, "I have told her on one or two occasions and she raised no objection." I have seen the sister and she has very lucid intervals; she is suffering from senile decay. I embodied the replies she made in the form of a statement. I read it over to her and asked her if it was correct and she said, "Yes." I said, "Are you willing to sign it?" and she said "Yes," and did so. I remember that I asked her when she told her sister that she had withdrawn money and she said, "Not until after she was transferred to Epsom," which was in 1899. I said, "Did you ever have authority from your sister to withdraw money from her account?" and she said, "No, I have never told her before I have made a withdrawal"; and that she had mentioned the matter to her once or twice after she had done so and that she (the sister) was pleased to hear it. I said, "Do you think your sister would be pleased to hear that you have with
<lb/>drawn £162 from her account?" and she said, "No, I do not think she would." That is all I can remember. She also said that she knew she had done wrong and that she had no right to withdraw the money and to sign her sister's name. Later on the same day I gave her into custody.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not before she made the statement suggest that there would be trouble or that proceedings would be taken against her. She answered perfectly freely and voluntarily. This is the statement which I wrote. (No objection having been raised the state
<lb/>ment, which contained in substance what the witness had related, was read.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-65" type="given" value="ERNEST SIDNEY"/>ERNEST SIDNEY OLDMAN</persName> </hi>, Relieving Officer. On April 13, 1892, prisoner's sister, Mary Anne Haines, was admitted to the Grove Hill Asylum as a pauper patient from the workhouse, where she had been for a short time. She was 47 years old and had been certified insane. She with the other inmates were maintained by the Guardians. On September 5, 1899, she was transferred to London County Asylum, Epsom, where she is now. There is no record of any payment ever having been made for her maintenance by herself or her family. She is still chargeable.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110110-name-66" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-66" type="surname" value="PICKERING"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-66" type="given" value="WILLIAM FREDERICK"/>WILLIAM FREDERICK PICKERING</persName> </hi>, clerk, London County Council Asylums Committee. Acting under instructions on November 29, last year, I saw prisoner at her house, told her who I was, and that I had come to ask her whether her sister had any means, she having been chargeable to the Guardians since 1892. She asked me whom I came from and why I asked the question. I repeated the question, and she said, "Yes." I asked her how much her sister had when she was first certified and she said, "£170," and I then asked how much she had now and she said, "£120." On my request she handed me the pass-book. She said she had £39 left of the £50 which she had with
<lb/>drawn in May and handed it to me. I handed it to the accounting officer of the L.C.C. I communicated with the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-67" type="given" value="ELSIE MARY"/>ELSIE MARY GORRUM</persName> </hi>, assistant, Manor Park Road Post Office, Lee. I recognise prisoner as the woman who came into the post office on May 21 with this withdrawal form (Exhibit 3). She signed it "Mary Anne Haines" and I handed her £50. I entered the payment into this deposit book (Exhibit 4), she having produced it to me. I stamped it and returned it to her.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED ALEXANDER</hi>, A Division. I took prisoner into custody. When charged she made no reply. I was present when her statement was taken by Mr. Bruce and read over to her. It is correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-68" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT CHRISTIE</persName> </hi>, clerk, Savings Bank Department, G.P.O. I pro
<lb/>duce an extract from the official register of the Savings Bank account of Mary Ann Haines. It Shows a withdrawal of £50 on May 21 last. £162 has been withdrawn since April 1892.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE SAUNDEES</hi> (Scripture Header, St. Andrew's Parish Church, New Kent Road), and Mrs.
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<p>(Thursday, January 12.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Forster Boulton prosecuted.</p>
<p>In view of the fact that Wilton, who was prisoner's sister and from whom he had received the sum mentioned in the indictment, had been acquitted, no evidence was offered against him and a formal verdict was returned of
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<interp inst="t19110110-20-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>Prisoner pleaded guilty of uttering, which plea was accepted by the prosecution.</rs> He confessed to having been convicted at Clerken-well Sessions on December 3, 1907, receiving seven months' hard labour for stealing letters. Five other convictions were proved, in
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-21-offence-6 t19110110-name-78"/>Lloyd's Bank, Limited</persName>, with intent to de
<lb/>fraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted on April 3, 1906, at Winchester, receiving five years' penal servitude for obtaining goods and lodgings by false pretences. Thirteen previous convictions, com
<lb/>mencing in 1893, were proved, including sentences of 12, 18, and 24 months' hard labour for larceny and fraud.</p>
<p>Prisoner was stated to have no qualification as a surgeon and to have led a life of systematic fraud.</p>
<p>While addressing the Court in mitigation of sentence, prisoner, whose heart is diseased, fell in a fit and was removed from the dock.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-22-offence-1 t19110110-name-80"/>Elizabeth Honor Taverner</persName>, his former wife being then alive.</rs> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-23-offence-1 t19110110-name-82"/>Philip Styles</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at this Court on March 23, 1909, receiving two years' hard labour for warehouse breaking after four previous convictions for shop and warehouse breaking.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at Aylesbury on January 3, 1910, receiving 12 months' hard labour for obtaining money by false pretences; four other short sentences were proved.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CARTER</hi>, 119 City. On December 20 I was called to 86, Cannon Street and found prisoner detained. He said, "I have no more on me. When the young lady called me I came back." I took him to the station, he was charged and said, "I did not know it was counterfeit." I asked for his address and he said he lived at a lodging-house and had no fixed home. He was searched and there was found on him a penny and a brass ring.</p>
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<p>Convictions proved: February 23, 1910, Thames, three months for larceny; January 21, 1909, fined 20s. or one day for unlawful posses
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<p>Prisoner applied to have his bail, which had been fixed at £150, reduced. The Common Serjeant stated that the prisoner having pleaded guilty and then withdrawn his plea, he certainly should not reduce the bail, but would permit prisoner to be released on the bail already fixed.</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted on August 11, 1908, at Newington Sessions, receiving three years' penal servitude and two years' police supervision, eight sentences for felony and 20 summary convictions for assault, etc., were proved. He stated that on this occasion he was starving, and broke the window of the shop without intention to steal.</p>
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<p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JUDGE LUMLEY SMITH.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JUDGE LUMLEY SMITH.</hi> </p>
<p>(January 11, 12, and 13.)</p> </div1>
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<lb/>fully did fraudulently convert the said property and the proceeds thereof to his own use and benefit.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Curtis-Bennett prosecuted; Mr. Purcell and Mr. Fox-Davies defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-109" type="given" value="GUSTAVE"/>GUSTAVE DERI</persName> </hi>, horse dealer, St. Denis. Westerham, Belgium. I have known prisoner three or four years. I first met him at Leach's. Our transactions were these: Prisoner used to ship horses to me; I sold them and sent him the money at once. He always did business in</p>
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<p>the name of Pawsey. All I knew of Pawsey was that he was con
<lb/>nected with Steele. I never knew Steele's address. The transactions I had with Steele through Pawsey were all paid for at the time On September 13 last I attended a sale of horses at Ward's Repository, Edgware Road. I had £130 or £140 with me. I bought 14 horses and paid for them. I had left then a little more than £50. I then bid for seven more. Prisoner was there. I told him I had not got any more money to buy more horses. He said, "It does not matter, you can buy what you like, I have a big cheque book." I accepted that offer. one both had catalogues. Steele bid for 11 more for me. He then had my catalogue. I do not know the numbers of the lots he bid for. The 11 horses were knocked down to Steele. After that he called me out to buy another horse from a friend of his for £10. Then we went to a coffee shop to have a reckoning. I asked Steele for my catalogue so that I could make up my account. He said he had loot it. He said, "I have another catalogue here with the amounts on." On my cata
<lb/>logue which Steele said he had lost the prices were marked of the horses I had bought and those that Steele had bought for me. We made up the accounts in the coffee shop. This catalogue (produced) is Steele's. The numbers and prices are in his writing. The amount prisoner had paid for the horses was about £140. The amount was put on the catalogue. I paid him £48 17s. and had to send a cheque for £118. The figures "£166 17s." are in my writing. Having paid Steele £48 17s. he had to see the horses were taken to the boat. I had to pay all other expenses. The words, "I am indebted to Steels £118" are in my writing. Steele said, "You can send me a cheque for £118." I returned to Belgium and notified Messrs. Leach that they had to pay £118 for me. That would be paid in the ordinrary way to Pawsey. I owed Pawsey nothing at that time. 'I met the boat by which the horses should have arrived; there was nothing there. I telegraphed Leach's not to pay the money. That was too late. I came to England on September 16 to find Steele. I went to the police. On September 19 I went with a detective and my landlady, Madame Godin, to the Elephant and Cattle Repository. I saw prisoner there. I said to him, "Did you receive my cheque for £118?" He said, "Yes." I asked him the question in a mixture of Flemish and English. Steele understood the question. I then said, "Where are my horses?" He said, "They were my horse; I have sold them." Then somebody called him outside. I do not remember if anything else was said at that time about the cheque and the horses. I saw him again on the same day and asked him to give me my money back. He said, "Come to-morrow at three o'clock to the Edgware Road Repository." I went there. Prisoner did not come. I saw him three or four days after
<lb/>wards at the Elephant and Castle Repository. I said to him, "At all events you might give me the £48 17s. on account." I have not received a cent back, or the 19 horses.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I do not know if my transactions with prisoner in the three or four years' dealings have amounted to £12,000. I did not reckon it. As soon as horses arrived he received his money. I am a sausage maker. I simply sold horses for Steele. It was not his</p>
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<p>horses that I made into sausage. That business is independent of Steele. In my conversations with Steele I spoke broken English, the best way I could. I do not know that people have been stopped and sent to prison for cruelty in taking the horses through the streets to the boats. That is not my business. I had Steele's address once, but not the same place where he is living. I slept there once. I keep no books. I know Pawsey. I have not asked him to come as a witness. I did not see him outside Marylebone Police Court or ask him to go to my solicitor to say that Steele had the money. He did not say, "Steele never had the money, so how can I come to say that." I did not say to him, "I shall have no more business with you, as you will not be my witness." I did not buy horses from a man on September 13 for £59 and want to pay him in notes. He did not say he would not take notes and I did not give the notes to Steele and Steele did not give me cash. I do not know that Pawsey bought horses amounting to £45 for me before the 14th from a Mr. Penny and sent them over to me. I do not know that he bought one for £14 from Jones. Pawsey did not ask for a cheque for £118 to pay those amounts. I never really spoke with Pawsey, I used to do my business with Steele. I did not leave my bag at Pawsey's and did not ask him to meet me with the bag at Charing Cross on September 13. Leach's did not report to me that they were asked for a cheque for £200. When I went to meet the ship at Ostend I found 14 horses for me from another man; no others.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-110" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SPRAGUE</persName> </hi>, manager, Ward's Repository, proved the prices paid for the horses bought by both prosecutor and prisoner, which com-pared with the prices charged to prosecutor, showed that prisoner had overcharged about 10s. in the case of each horse.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-111" type="given" value="SYDNEY HERBEBT"/>SYDNEY HERBEBT SMYTHE</persName> </hi>, clerk to Leach and Co., Tooley Street. There is no entry in our books of a shipment of 19 horses on September 13 or 14 consigned to prosecutor. On September 15 prosecutor instructed us to pay a cheque for £118 to Pawsey. Pawsey called on the Thursday; I am not sure of the date. I gave him the cheque. I have never paid a cheque on the orders of prosecutor to Steele. When we have instructions to pay cheques we ask the payee what amount he expects.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When Pawsey called on the 15th he said he expected a cheque for £200. I told him the cheque I had was £118. The shipments from Steele to Deri would average about 50 horses a week. I did not inform Deri or anybody that Pawsey had asked for £200.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE YANDELL</hi>, M Division. On the morning of Sep
<lb/>tember 19 prosecutor came to Paddington Green Police Station. As the result of a statement he made I made inquiries and traced prisoner to the Elephant and Castle Repository. Mr. Deri had a conversation with him there in broken English. Deri spoke first. He said, "How do you do, Mr. Steele? Where are my horses?" Prisoner said, "I have sold them." He turned to go away, when prosecutor said, "I paid you £48 17s." Prisoner said, "Yes." Prosecutor said to prisoner, "You got my cheque for £118." Prisoner replied, "Yes." He then walked away.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS TATTENDEN</hi>. On September 27, at 4 p.m., I saw prisoner detained at Paddington Green Police Station. I told him what the charge was and read the warrant. He said, "I was not en
<lb/>trusted with any horses by him; what horses I had I paid for; he owes me up to £200 for commission and shipment. I buy the horses and am done with them. I am not going to run the risk of doing three months for dragging the old knackers through the street. I have only had £3 commission on the whole year's work on £600 worth of horses." He made no reply to the charge.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-112" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED STEELE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I live at 19, Whittington Road, Peckham. I have been doing business with prosecutor about three years. I suppose 4,000 horses, representing about £20,000, have passed. If I sent him £100 worth of horses he would take 2s. 6d. out for each one for insurance in the first place. He would sell to the value of £100 and take the rest home to kill and make sausages of, and at the end of the season we would share profits. I telegraphed him each time what the horses cost and sent him the catalogue by post. There was no difficulty in getting my share last year, but I could not get anything from him this year. He brought me a cheque for £200 on the London County and Westminster Bank, Lothbury, but they would not pay the cheque and he had to take it to Leach's. I saw him at Ward's Repository on September 13. He told me he had bought 14 horses and gave me the order, asking would I send them to my stable. I said, "If you have bought them you must deal with them yourself. What I buy myself I will deal with, but I do not want to buy any. I want to be finished with this transaction; I want you to settle with me; I want to give it up." Deri said, "Yes, if you give it up with me you will bring your horses to Belgium and see for yourself and take my customers." I said, "I do not want to do that." There had been complaints about the horses going through the streets and everybody has been against me for being mixed up with it. I asked him for £200 for commission. He said, "I have a cheque in my pocket; I will see you presently; I have bought seven horses and have no money to pay for them." I said, "I do not want anything to do with them." He said, "Be friends and I will see it is all right; pay for them and buy me some more." He persuaded me and I bought 11, I think, and he bought seven. I asked him to pay for those seven. He said he had not got enough, as he had to pay somebody he had bought off outside. I paid for the 18 (catalogue handed to witness). I do not fancy the two bottom figures are mine—the 10 and the seven—but they may be. I put down exactly what they cost. The reason of the differences of 10s. and 5s. in the prices charged is that those sums are paid in the knock-out. I think there were only four horses knocked out; it might be five. Outside the Repository Deri gave a man for three horses £45 in notes and £3 or £4 in gold. The man would not take the notes. Mr. Taylor agreed to change them for him. Deri said, "No, Steele shall change them."</p>
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<p>I went to the coffee shop and gave the man £45 for the notes. I paid them into Ward's Repository. Taylor was present when I paid the £45 in gold He was waiting for us to buy a horse off him for £10. I do not know whether we bought the horse for £10 then or after, but I bought it in the presence of Deri and Taylor was present at the other transaction. They left me then to go to Ward's to pay for the horses purchased. I think I gave the orders to my man to take them home and we went to the coffee shop. He said to me, "I have a cheque here for £200"; it was on the London County and Westminster Bank, Lothbury. I saw "Lothbury" was struck out and "Antwerp" put in ink. He said, "I have been to the bank to get the money, the 'Antwerp' is not initialled and they won't pay it, but I will send the money to Leach's to-morrow morning, £200, the first thing." I was in the habit of receiving the money through Pawsey. I saw him to the Edgware Road Station. He said he (Pawsey) was going to meet him at Charing Cross Station with a box. Pawsey came to my stable next morning. I said, "I do not like the way Deri left me last night; he said he would wire the money to Leach's; I shall not put any more on the boat unless the £200 comes—you will not put them on board till you get the money." He went to Leach's on the Wednesday, not the Thursday, for the £200 on my instructions. He came back to me and I believe we let the horses go to the wharf and Mr. Leach wired and held the boat back an hour. If the money had come I should have sent the horses. There was no reply to the cable, the boat went without the horses and we sold them. I had no part of the proceeds of the £118 cheque which Pawsey had from Leach's. I saw Deri next Monday at the Elephant and Castle Repository. He was rather agitated. He said, "You sent me no horses." I said, "You sent me no money." He said, "I have always sent your money to Paw
<lb/>sey." I said, "You have not settled up for the last eight months' horses for sausages." He said, "That will be all right, I will pay you; give me the 19 horses and I will pay you." I stayed with him at the Elephant and bid for one or two horses for him and booked them to him. He went away. I saw him again on the Tuesday and Thursday. I saw him again a week or 10 days after. He still kept asking would I do any more business. I said no, I was done. He said he would have his own way and "If you do not find me those horses I shall lock you up." I said, "If you do, you do; I shall not do any more business wish you"; and that is how we left it. I did not see him again until I was arrested. Detective-sergeant Bissell arrested me at the Barbican Repository. He was not called before the magistrate. He said, "I have a warrant for you." I said, "I do not think you have. He said, "Yes, we have, over some horse foreigner." I said, "If you are not in a hurry I have a little business to do for half-an-hour." He said, "I am not in a hurry." Later Detective Yandell met me at Barbican and asked me did I know Steele? I said yes, I was the man. I said, "I think you have acted fair with me to let me go away for half-an-hour." Yandell did not know Bissell or me. I introduced him to Bissell. Inspector Tattenden has cor
<lb/>rectly given what I said to him. There is one mistake: he said 600 horses instead of 6,000.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I understood what prosecutor said in our numerous conversations. I was represented by my solicitor at the police-court. I do not know that he said anything about a partnership between Deri and myself. We are not partners, only we shared the commission on my horses, not his. I should not expect to be a partner in what he bought. In previous years matters have been settled up between us at the end of the year. For 1909 I received £160 in notes. I am wanting a settlement for 1910. Yandell and Deri are mistaken as to what I said at the Elephant and Castle. I said I had received his money regularly. Nothing was mentioned about £118. The £200 he was to send by telegram on Thursday morning was to square up last year"s accounts. I had an hour and a half's conversation with Detective Yandell in Barbican. Mr. Bissell was with us and had lunch with us. I left him in the Manchester Hotel while I went home. I came back to him. This was the day I was charged. I asked Deri to meet me at Ward"s at three o"clock on the 20th. I did not say I would meet him there because I had not the money on me. I had some other business and could not go. When I saw Deri at the Elephant and Castle I did not know he was making inquiries about the horses or the money. Deri and a woman came there; they were very drunk. Pawsey"s address is 16, Whittington Road, Peckham. Mine is No. 19. I do not think Pawsey knows a 9 from a 6. I do not know that he gave my address as his.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-113" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PAWSEY</persName> </hi>, 16, Whittington Road, Peckham, horse dealer. I have had dealings with Mr. Deri on my own account. He has paid me 2s. 6d. a horse for shipping. I have not shared in the profits from the sausages or from the sale of the horses. On September 13 Mr. Deri came to my house. He asked did I know where Steele was. I said, "No." He said he had a cheque for Steele on a Belgium bank; about £200 he said it was. I saw it. He asked me to go with him to Barbican, but I could not go. I arranged to meet him and take his bag to Charing Cross Station that evening. I asked him when he was going to send my cheque on for £118. He said he would send it as soon as he got back to Belgium. It was for horses I had bought. I owed Mr. Taylor £59, Mr. Penny £45, Mr. Jones £14, I met Mr. Deri with his bag at Charing Cross. He told me he would send the cheque on to Mr. Leach and would send a cheque on to Mr. Steele for £200. My cheque was to be £118. This was Tuesday, 13th. I saw Steele next day. He told me he should not send bis horses unless he got his money. He mentioned £200. I went to Leach's on the Wednesday. I told the clerk I wanted a cheque for £200. He went and saw Mr. Leach, who said it had not come. I asked Mr. Leach to send a cable
<lb/>gram to Belgium to see if the money was coming, because I could not ship my horses unless I got the money. I went again in the afternoon. Mr. Leach said he had no reply. I went again next morning (Thursday). He said he had got a cheque for £118. I drew it and paid it away to the gentlemen I owed the money to. No part of it went to Mr. Steele. (Three receipts identified by witness, £59, £45, and £14.) I after
<lb/>wards saw Steele and told him his cheque had not come. He said he should not send the horses until he got his money. I was subpœnaed to</p>
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<p>attend Marylebone Police Court for the prosecutor. I produce the subpœna. I went to Marylebone on October 5. I saw Deri there out
<lb/>side the court. He asked me to go to his solicitors over the road." Sav Steele had that £118," he said. I said, "I cannot, because he never had any of it." He then said, "I shall do no more business with you."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am not horse foreman to Steele. I am a horse dealer and shipper. I do not use his address. I used to live there five or six years ago. (Two letters from witness to Deri addressed from 19, Whittington Road, admitted by witness to be his.) I made a mistake in putting that address on. I have had a lot of letters there. One of the letters was written by my brother-in-law, He must have made a mistake and put 9 instead of six. I swear I had nothing to do with Steele or his business. The last transaction I had with Deri was buying some horses for him in St. Martin's Lane in September. I paid for them in the yard. Mr. Deri paid me for them before he went away. I have had other transactions, which were not settled there and then during the last three years. He used always to owe me money off and on. I have not received cheques in my name for Steele. I received them for myself—well, some portion of them for Steele.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-114" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-114" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD TAYLOR</persName> </hi>, 3, Ilminster Gardens, Clapham, horse dealer. I was at Ward's on September 13 and saw Mr. Deri there. He bought three horses from somebody outside the Repository for about £40 and was tendering notes. The man would not take them. I said, "I will change them for you." Deri said to Steele, "Pay this man gold for the notes." I do not know what became of the notes. I think Steele had them. They went in the coffee shop and Steele changed the notes for gold. Pawsey owed me £59 for eight horses. He paid me on September 15.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The receipt was written out at the time by my man. I signed it. I told him to write the receipt out. He went away and brought it back with the pen and ink.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110110-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110110-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-115" type="surname" value="PENNY"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-115" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PENNY</persName> </hi>, 2, Gorringe Place, New Cross, greengrocer. In July I sold Mr. Pawsey two horses and a cob. He told me they were bought to go abroad. He paid me on July 10, in the coffee-shop near the Elephant and Castle. (Receipt handed to witness.) This is dated September 15; that is the day he paid me. July 15 was when I sold them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110110-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110110-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-116" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-116" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JONES</persName> </hi>, 20, Great Charlotte-street, S.E. I sold Mr. Pawsey a bay cob gelding. He paid me for it afterwards. This is the receipt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110110-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110110-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-117" type="surname" value="DERI"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-117" type="given" value="GUSTAVE"/>GUSTAVE DERI</persName> </hi> recalled. I had no cheque for £200 on me on Septem
<lb/>ber 13. I have had no transaction with Pawsey as distinct from Steele.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19110110-30-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-30-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Sentence.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-30-19110110 t19110110-30-punishment-29"/>Six months' imprisonment, second division.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE GRANTHAM.</hi> </p>
<p>(Thursday, January 12.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19110110-31-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>, being a male person, unlawfully carnally knowing
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-31-offence-1 t19110110-name-119"/>Annie Winifred Beeching</persName>, who to his knowledge was his daughter.</rs> </p>
<p>The proceedings (under the Punishment of Incest Act, 1908) were
<hi rend="italic">in camera</hi>. Prisoner was a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery. The officer commanding the battery to which prisoner was attached was in attendance in order to make a report upon the case to the War Office. His Lordship allowed the officer to be present as a party "interested" in the case.</p>
<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Graham-Campbell prosecuted; Mr. H. G. Rooth defended.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19110110-31-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>Not guilty</rs>.
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<interp inst="t19110110-31-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-31-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>On an indictment for rape upon A. W. Beech
<lb/>ing, no evidence was offered</rs>
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<interp inst="t19110110-31-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-31-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>and a verdict of Not guilty was entered.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER.</hi> </p>
<p>(Thursday, January 12.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CAMERON</hi>, Robert </rs>(35, clerk)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t19110110-32-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>pleaded guilty</rs>
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<interp inst="t19110110-32-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-32-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>of forging on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-32-offence-1 t19110110-cd-1"/>December 15, 1910</rs>, a request for the delivery of two watches, with intent to defraud, and of having uttered that forged request knowing it to have been forged; and of a like offence with regard to the delivery of a watch and chain on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-32-offence-1 t19110110-cd-2"/>October 15, 1910</rs>.</rs>
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<interp inst="t19110110-32-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-32-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>He pleaded not guilty of a like offence on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-32-offence-2 t19110110-cd-3"/>December 14, 1910</rs>, with regard to a tea and coffee service</rs> and this indictment was not proceeded with.</p>
<p>Prisoner, representing himself to be an agent of Lipton's, Limited, presented to the prosecutors forged orders for the goods, but did not however, succeed in obtaining them. His real name appeared to be
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-121" type="surname" value="CAMERON"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-121" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>Robert Cameron</persName>; he had been with Lipton's from October, 1908, to May, 1910, when he was discharged for carelessness.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-32-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-32-19110110 t19110110-32-punishment-30"/>A director of the company having stated that prisoner was believed to be in possession of two books, one containing 50 and the other 100 order forms, the Recorder postponed sentence till next Sessions to give him an opportunity of returning same.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>, Thomas (34, labourer).</persName>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-33-offence-1 t19110110-cd-4"/>December 22, 1910</rs>, feloni
<lb/>ously forging and uttering to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-33-offence-1 t19110110-name-123"/>Henry Freeman</persName> an order for the delivery of goods, to wit, 6 1/2 yards of cloth, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. J. P. Grain prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110110-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110110-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-124" type="surname" value="FREEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-124" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FREEMAN</persName> </hi>, clerk. No. 1 Department, Bartrum, Harvey and Co., 23 and 25, Gresham Street, E.C. On December 22 prisoner came with an order (Exhibit 5) requesting delivery of 6 1/2 yards of blue cloth, as near to pattern as possible, from Curtis and Brooks, 88, Fleet Street, who have a credit account with us. He produced a pattern</p>
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<p>and believing that it was a genuine order I cut off the cloth and took it to the entering room, prisoner accompanying me. The clerk there, Jones, entered it up. The cloth was packed and handed to prisoner on his signing the signature book. An invoice was made out and given him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110110-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110110-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-125" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-125" type="given" value="ARTHUR HORACE"/>ARTHUR HORACE JONES</persName> </hi>, entering clerk, Bartrum and Harvey, corro
<lb/>borated the last witness.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. This invoice, dated December 22 (Exhibit 7) was handed to you.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED EDWARDS</hi>, 411 A. On December 22, about 4.15 p.m., I went to Bartrum and Harvey's warehouse, when I saw prisoner at the front door about to go away with this parcel under his arm. The manager, in his presence, said to me, "This man has pre
<lb/>sented this order for 6 1/2 yards of cloth," and he showed me Exhibit 5. He then said to prisoner, "Are you employed by this firm?" mean
<lb/>ing Curtis and Brooks. Prisoner said, "A man asked me to bring the order here, but I do not know him and I cannot describe him." He was given into my custody. At the station on being charged he made no reply, but later he said, "A man promised me sixpence when I brought this cloth back." I know nothing about the invoice.</p>
<p>----
<hi rend="smallCaps">BROOKS</hi>, of Curtis and Brooks, tailors, 88, Fleet Street, E.C. We had a credit account with Bartrum and Harvey and it is our custom when we want goods to send a printed order similar to this (Exhibit 8). Exhibit 5 is not one of our orders and is not signed by anybody con
<lb/>nected with us. We have never had anything to do with prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110110-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110110-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-126" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-126" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST MORGAN</persName> </hi>, clerk, Bartrum and Harvey. On December 17 a man brought me this order (Exhibit 4) and I cut off 3 1/2 yards of cloth to the value of £1 3s. 8d. (Mr. Grain said that prisoner would be identified by other witnesses as the man who had brought the order.) I took the cloth down to the entering room with the man who pre
<lb/>sented it and left him there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. H. JONES</hi> (recalled). On December 17 I received from the last witness 3 1/2 yards of cloth. He gave me Exhibit 4. A man came with him; I cannot swear that it was prisoner; I believe him to be the same man who called on the 22nd. I parcelled the cloth and handed it to him. Owing to an error of the junior clerk he was not asked to sign the book. He took the cloth away. (The Recorder stated that he would tell the jury they must disregard the evidence relating to this transaction, prisoner's identity not having been sufficiently estab
<lb/>lished.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110110-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110110-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-127" type="surname" value="STONEHAM"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-127" type="given" value="HENRY PHILIP"/>HENRY PHILIP STONEHAM</persName> </hi>, assistant, Dormeuil Freres, silk mer
<lb/>chants, 10 and 11, New Burlington Street, W. About 2.30 p.m. on December 22 prisoner came and presented this order form (Exhibit 3) from Curtis and Brooks, who are occasional customers of ours, for 6 1/2 yards of blue cloth. He had come about two hours before with a similar order except that the goods were asked for at a lower price, 5s. 9d., and I told him that we had nothing that was wanted at that price; the second order is at 6s. 3d. He showed me a pattern and I showed him some cloths. He said one would do and I went with him to the entering room, taking the cloth. I did not go into the room, but I heard the conversation between him and the entering</p>
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<p>clerk. The clerk said, "Your firm has no account with us. Have you the money?" He said he had not and the clerk said we would send it on. He then went away. The cloth was sent and returned to us.</p>
<p>----
<hi rend="smallCaps">BROOKS</hi> (recalled). Exhibit 3 is not our order and nobody con
<lb/>nected with my firm signed it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110110-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110110-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-128" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-128" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). On December 22 I was standing outside "The Old Bell" saloon in Fleet Street, when a man asked me if I wanted to earn a few coppers, and I said "Yes." He then gave me an order to take to Bartrum and Harvey and told me to bring back the cloth. I said, "Will they ask me any questions?" and he said, "No, I do not think so." I took the order, got the cloth, signed for it, and was just leaving when I was arrested. I gave the police a description of the man and I have been told that a man like him used to go frequently to "The Old Bell," but since this has hap
<lb/>pened he has not been there. It was he who gave me the order for Burlington Street. I could not get the goods at the price and he gave me another order. I thought the orders were genuine. I had only come from Birmingham the previous week.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-33-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>Guilty of uttering.</rs> </p>
<p>It was stated that a man answering to the description given by prisoner had ceased going to "The Old Bell" and that inquiries had been made in Birmingham at the places where prisoner stated he had worked, but no trace of him could be found.</p>
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<p>Mr. Forster Boulton prosecuted; Mr. Roome defended.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-132" type="given" value="JAMES THOMAS"/>JAMES THOMAS WILLIE</persName> </hi>, Assistant, investigation Branch, G.P.O. About nine a.m. on December 6 I saw prisoners. outside 49, Hatton Garden. Sloane passed something to Cross, which Cross put in his pocket. At 10 a.m. Sloane came to No. 49 again and tapped at the window. Cross came out and I followed him into the Hatton Garden Post Office. He presented 16 postal orders to the value of £7 13s. 4d. I directed the clerk not to pay the orders and told prisoner who I was and that I should take him to the G.P.O. He said that the orders were not his own property, but had been given to him by someone to cash. He then accompanied me to the G.P.O., where he saw Mr. Hill.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Cross is employed at No. 49. The post office is almost at the corner, at the Holborn end, and No. 49 is on the other side, farther up towards Clerkenwell. Sloane did not accompany him to the post office.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-133" type="given" value="FRANCIS MURCH"/>FRANCIS MURCH HILL</persName> </hi>, clerk, Secretary's office, G.P.O. About 11 a.m. on December 6 I saw Cross at my office and told him that I was inquiring into the loss of letters addressed to "The Gradual Payment Corporation" and cautioned him in the usual way. I showed him the postal order for 14s. 6d. (Exhibit 1a) with others and he said, "Yes, I</p>
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<p>cashed them for this chap—a man named 'Percy.' He works for Lammenberg, of Gamage Building's (the address of the Gradual Payment Corporation). He gave me these to change for him. They were filled in and receipted when the gave them to me. He asked me to change them and he said he would treat me." Later I saw prisoners together. (Mr. Roome objected to evidence being given of any observation made oy Sloane not in Cross's presence but repeated by witness to Cross. The Recorder upheld the objection in view of the possible risk that might be run in admitting the evidence.) Cross said, "I filled in those postal orders. He told me how to spell the names." When Sloane was not present he said, "He (Sloane) gave me no reason for asking me to cash the orders; he simply said he did not like to cash the orders" Before he told me he filled the orders in I asked him for specimens of his writing, which he gave me; I pointed out to him certain similarities between his writing and that on the postal orders, and it was then that he said he had filled them in. I gave him into custody. As far as I can say the 16 postal orders produced were the subject of complaints we had had which led to prisoners being watched.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM CECIL ROBERTS</hi>, G.P.O. I was present on Decem
<lb/>ber 6 at the interview between Mr. Hill and Cross and I took him into custody. He was charged with receiving these 16 postal orders, value £13s. 4d., in course of transmission, well knowing them to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained. He said, "I did not know they were stolen."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have made inquiries and find that his character is good. He has been employed for three years by Green Bros., of Hatton Garden, and they have taken him back while he has been on bail. In April last he was awarded £1 for assisting in the capture of a van thief. Some years ago he had 10s. reward for assisting the police in a club raid. Sloane used to deliver parcels at Cross's employers'. premises.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-134" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVILLE</persName> </hi>, compositor, 36, Brender Road, Tooting. On December 5 at 1.15 p.m. I posted this letter to the Gradual Payment Corporation, 122, High Holborn, W.C., at the Upper Thames Street post office, enclosing a 14s. 6d. order, which I had purchased the same day. I did not keep the counterfoil and I cannot identify Exhibit 3 as being the order I sent. It was not filled in.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-135" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SOLOMONS</persName> </hi>, apprentice. On December 5 I was sent out by the last witness to buy a postal order for 14s. 6d. I got it from the office in Upper Thames Street and gave it to him. I should not recognise it if I saw it again.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110110-name-136" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-136" type="given" value="ANNIE MARY"/>ANNIE MARY MARTIN</persName> </hi>, clerk in charge, Upper Thames Street Post Office. On December 5 I issued the order (Exhibit 3), I believe to a youth. I issued only one for that amount on that day. It bears the stamp of my and my initials and is dated December 5.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. All I can rely upon is the book.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-137" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FARNEY</persName> </hi>, manager, Gradual Payment Corporation, 118 to 122, High Holborn. I never saw this order for 14s. 6d. before the proceedings at the police-court. Payment was due from Saville on a</p>
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<p>bicycle that he was getting from us on easy payments. This letter (Exhibit 3) was never received by us.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN VIOLET</persName> </hi>, assistant-superintendent, East Central Dis
<lb/>trict Office, G.P.O. Exhibits 2 and 3 are letters which would be delivered at 118, High Holborn, by Davies by 8 a.m. on December 6.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110110-name-139" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-139" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR DAVIES</persName> </hi>, postman. At 8 a.m. on December 6 I tied all the letters addressed to 122, High Holborn, and caused them to be delivered there.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110110-name-140" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-140" type="given" value="ELI"/>ELI SLATTER</persName> </hi>, housekeeper, Gamage Buildings, 118, High Holborn. At 8.30 a.m. on December 6 I took a bundle of letters from inside the lift addressed to the Gradual Payment Corporation, Limited, and put it into their offices. They were tied up tightly with a piece of string. (To the Court.) There are 78 offices in the building. Registered letters and letters too bulky to go into the boxes are, as a rule, left with me, but ordinary letters are delivered direct.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-141" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JENNINGS</persName> </hi>, assistant postman. On this morning I received a parcel of letters from Davies tied up tightly. I put them in the lift and rang the bell for the attendant. He saw the letters and called to me to leave them there.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-142" type="given" value="HAROLD"/>HAROLD SMITH</persName> </hi>, lift attendant, Gamage Buildings. I remember Jennings leaving these letters in the lift; I thought at the time they were papers. There were three or four bundles. I left them there for three or four minutes, then I handed them to the housekeeper to deliver. I noticed that the string which tied up the bundle addressed to the Gradual Payment Corporation was rather loose and I pulled it tight. (To the Court.) People walking in from the street could see them where they were in the lift.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-143" type="given" value="PERCY ADOLPHUS"/>PERCY ADOLPHUS SLOANE</persName> </hi>. I plead guilty to stealing these letters; the bundle of letters was in the lift on the morning of December 6 and I took a few from it. I got 16 postal orders from them. They were blank. I handed them to Cross to cash for me, telling him to fill them in. I do not know in whose handwriting the "H. Smith" upon them 1s. I told them I had got them from a man who had got them from his master. I to give him a quarter of their value. I arranged to give him £2 for cashing these. I did not tell him why I did not change them myself, nor did he ask me. I did not say how I had actually obtained them, because if I had have done so he would have done the same thing as I; he knew they were stolen property.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. He understood perfectly well they were stolen, although I may have told him that this man had "got" them from his master. It was a few weeks before this I arranged with him that I should give him a quarter of what I got. I remember saying to him in the room at the post office before Mr. Hill, "If I got £5 you would have £1," and him saying, "It is untrue; all I have is a drink." £1 is not a quarter of £5; that is a mistake in my calcula
<lb/>tion. Three or four weeks previous to my arrest I stole a further three or four postal orders from the same place and gave them to him to change; that is the only other time I have stolen them.</p>
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<p>Having been employed in the building for some time I knew that the Gradual' Payment Corporation received instalments of money; I was employed by a Mr. Lammenberg in that building an agent.</p>
<p>(Friday, January 13.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110110-name-144" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-144" type="surname" value="SLOANE"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-144" type="given" value="PERCY ADOLPHUS"/>PERCY ADOLPHUS SLOANE</persName> </hi> (cross-examination continued). The first time I asked Cross to cash postal orders I told him they were for my guv'nor. He asked me what name to put on them, and I said "Smith, or any kind of name." He did not suggest that I should spell it to him as he could not spell it.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The first time this sort of thing happened was several weeks before Christmas. There were about three or four such transactions; there were two between the first one and this one. All the postal orders were stolen in the same way.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110110-name-145" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-145" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN CROSS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I have been for three years porter to Green Brothers, 49, Hatton Garden, W.C. I have never had a charge made against me in my life before. I have been rewarded on two occasions for assisting the police. I first met Sloane by his delivering parcels at my employers. He first asked me to cash postal orders for him last August; I had known him then about two years. He said they were his guv'nor's, that he was very busy and could not leave the office and asked me to cash them; he said he had to go somewhere for his guv'nor. He promised me a drink. I cashed them and gave him the money on his return. He treated me at a saloon in Hatton Garden a few yards away from the post office. He did not explain how it was he had not time to cash them himself. I trusted him. I have cashed postal orders for him a dozen times or more; sometimes two at a time, and sometimes 4, 6, 10, 12, or 16 at a time. He always said he was too busy to change them himself and they were his guv'nor's. He did not tell me they were stolen. I did not become suspicious. After each occasion he always treated me at the same public-house. I never asked for more than that.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. If Sloane came the direct way from his office to mine he would pass the post office. The orders were always blank when given to me; but I did not think that was suspicious. I cannot read and can only write my name. On the first occasion they told me at the post office that it was necessary for the orders to be filled in, and I took them back to Sloane and told him. He then spelt out a name for me to fill in. I did not ask him why he did not do it himself; I always did what he told me. I can write anything that is spelt out to me, and the specimens of my writing I gave the Post Office official were made in that way. I filled in the name of——to whom the order was payable, the name of the person receiving it, and the name of the post office in all these orders. Outside my shop against the wall I would always fill in the first order at his</p>
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<p>dictation and then go inside and fill in the rest, copying from the one I had already filled in. I would get the pen and ink from the office.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY WELLER</persName> </hi>, manager, Green Brothers, 49, Hatton Garden, W.C. Prisoner has been in our employ three years and we have found him honest, sober, and industrious. Several times a week he has collected small sums and always properly accounted. He was engaged as a light porter to take out goods. He was sufficiently intelligent for our purpose. (To the Court.) He was a poor scholar, but he could read. We still have every confidence in him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. He had to write receipts for the accounts that he collected.</p>
<p>Verdict (Cross),
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<interp inst="t19110110-34-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>Guilty with a strong recommendation to mercy on account of mental deficiency.</rs> It was stated that Sloane had borne a good character at the three places at which he had been employed for the past nine years.</p>
<p>Sentence, each prisoner,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-34-19110110 t19110110-34-punishment-32"/>Nine months' hard labour</rs>; the Recorder stating that, although he did not agree with it, he had given effect to the jury's recommendation in the case of Cross.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STUDDS</hi>, Walter John</persName>. In this case prisoner was convicted on October 21, 1909 (see Vol. CLI., pp. 824-838) of malicious libel and sentenced to nine months' imprisonment, an order being made that prisoner should pay the costs of prosecution, and that in the first instance they should be paid out of the County fund.</p>
<p>Mr. I. A. Symmons, who appeared for the prosecution, now applied under the Costs in Criminal Cases Act, 1908 (8 Edw. VII., c. 15) that an order should be made for an increased amount of costs beyond the sum allowed by the taxing-master of the Court. Counsel said that the bill of costs presented by the solicitor for the prosecution to the officials of this Court in pursuance of the Common Serjeant's order for the payment of costs amounted to £230. The bill had not been taxed, but an allowance of £33 had been made. The old law was contained in the Act 7 Geo. IV., c. 64, s. 22 and 23, as amended by 14 and 15 Vic., c. 55, s. 2 and 5 (the Criminal Justice Administration Act). Under the old Acts this Court had been in the habit of making only small allowances entirely inadequate to reimburse prosecutors for the costs incurred in con ducting prosecutions. The Recorder had called attention to the dearth of private prosecutions, one reason, for which, counsel suggested, might well be the smallness of the allowances.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant said he agreed that many cases which came before him, and which ought to have been conducted by solicitors, had been left to be conducted by the police, who were of course not qualified to judge of evidence or to properly prepare a case.</p>
<p>Mr. Symmons submitted that the Act of 1908 not only extended the powers of the Court to order costs for all indictable offences (whereas the old Acts</p>
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<p>were limited to particular offences), but also that the words of s. 1, ss. 2, "such sums as... appear to the Court reasonably sufficient to compensate the prosecutor for the expenses properly incurred by him in carrying on the prose
<lb/>cution," gave the Court power to order the payment of any reasonable expenses beyond the amounts payable on the usual scale.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant pointed out that, while such costs came out of the funds of a particular district, prosecutions at this Court were frequently not in their nature merely local, but dealt with matters affecting the country at large. Therefore in many cases, such as those taken up by the Public Prose
<lb/>cutor, it was reasonable that the costs should not all fall on counties within the jurisdiction of the Court. The case raised an important question of principle.</p>
<p>Mr. Symmons submitted that, while the allocation of the burden of important prosecutions between different districts might well be the subject of legislation, it was no reason for depriving a prosecutor of the costs to which he was entitled under the section.</p>
<p>Later, the Common Sergeant said: I have consulted the Recorder on this question, and he entirely agrees with me that under the first section of the Act of 1908 with regard to costs, the particular Court which tries the case and which has the power to direct the costs of a prosecutor to be paid by the local authority, has power to give special directions with regard to what costs should be paid out of that fund, and, having that power, I am bound, having tried the case, to consider what directions should be given. I have looked through the bill of costs of the prosecution which has been presented in this case, and it is clear to my mind that there is a good deal there which ought not to be paid by the public on taxation; at the same time the amount which at present is allowed by the taxing-master is quite insufficient, and it is a case in which a special order should be made. The libel was one which it was necessary for the prosecutor to bring into Court; the publication which was the specific libel on him was a libel on various public officials, from the judges downwards, and I think it in a case in which a special order should be made. I do not think that an order should be made for costs to be paid by the public, or rather by the funds of the district, without some special circumstances, and I do not think that, as a rule, when cases which affect the public generally are brought before this particular Court (where we try cases affecting much more than this district), an order should be made for anything more to be paid as costs than is allowed by the scale which has been customary in this Court. There being special cir
<lb/>cumstances in this case I make the order that special costs should be allowed, and I can only do it roughly and by rule of thumb. I am not going absolutely to fix the amount, though the order which I make may have the same effect. I think that the taxing officer should again consider the actual bill which has been presented as the costs of the prosecution, and allow all expenses reasonably incurred in bringing the case properly and thoroughly before this Court, limiting that order to 100 guineas, as being roughly the proportion of the bill which I think might reasonably be allowed. I do not go into the items. I direct the bill to be considered by the taxing-master, and that he may allow all costs reasonably incurred by the prosecutor for the purpose of bringing the case thoroughly before the Court, but the amount allowed is not to exceed 100 guineas. This is a supplementary order—a fresh order in the way of a review of the taxation.</p>
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<p>Mr. J. F. Green prosecuted. Mr. Francis Watt defended Harvey; Mr. J. H. B. Fletcher defended Farrell and Cooper.</p>
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<p>she left the room. Harvey then came in, putting on his trousers, and asked me to give him 4s. I said, "No money." He gave me a black eye and I began crying. Farrell then entered from another door, Harvey said, "Hands up." Cooper then took out my pocket book, looked inside it and returned it; took my watch and chain and trinkets (produced) and gave them to Farrell. Harvey then gave me a blow in the mouth and took 1s. 4d. or 1s. 6d. in coppers from my trouser pocket. He then put my hat on my head and took me down
<lb/>stairs, telling me, "If you cry I will give you a black eye," and not to speak to the constable. I was frightened and did not go to the police until later in the morning. I then went with the police officer and identified the room.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When Harvey struck me I did not punch him back—I did not dare, I was a foreigner. (To Mr. Fletcher.) I bought Cooper a penny packet of cigarettes. I spoke to her in English, but I understand very little English.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. The outside door is opened with a key—it is fastened from inside with a latch. Harvey was partly dressed. Both rooms contained a bed.</p>
<p>Statement of Harvey: "I deny all knowledge of the transaction." Farrell: "I should like that lock to be brought up at the trial that they say was locked." Cooper: "All I have got to say is this man gave me his watch and chain and 2s. because he had no money. These two prisoners were not in the house at the time. There was only one street door, key that I carried about with me. They have never had a key since they have been lodging with me."</p>
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<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-154" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HARVEY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I lodge at 45, Carlisle Buildings, with Farrell. We pay the rent between us to Cooper. On November 28 I was in the "George" public-house from 8 p.m. till 12.30 and went to the flat at 1 a.m. Farrell was with me. Cooper is Farrell's sister. While we were at the "George" Cooper came and spoke to Farrell. She appeared upset and appeared to have been roughly handled; she had a bruise on the jaw. I never saw the prose
<lb/>cutor, and went to bed with Farrell in the back room. The next morning I did not hear the police knock. I know nothing about the robbery.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-155" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK FARRELL</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On November 28 I was at the "George" public-house with Harvey until 12.30. About 12.15 Cooper called me out of the public-house and said that a man had given her 2s. and his watch and chain to stop with her that night and there had been a row, and he had come out of the place after knocking her about. Her hair was over her face and down the side of her face there was a red mark. I told her not to take any notice till the next morning. I got home at ten minutes to one. The next I heard of the matter was when the police came.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was not shown the watch by the police—I do not remember it. I said I knew nothing about the watch—that was a lie. I said it because the prosecutor accused me of stealing his watch.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-156" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET COOPER</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On November 28 I had gone to see my husband about boots for my children when prosecutor followed me and asked me to take him home. He got cigarettes for me at a coffee stall. He said he had only got 2s. I told him that was not enough, and he said, "I will leave my watch and chain with you till I call for it to-morrow." He said it was only worth a few shillings. He afterwards gave me the watch and chain, and I hid it where the officer found it. The prosecutor struck me because I refused to do what he asked me; he left, and I complained to Farrell at the public-house.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not say anything about the watch when charged. I have not told this story before.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-157" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET DAVIS</persName> </hi>, 4, Tabard Street, Borough. On November 28 I was with Harvey and Farrell in the "George" public-house from 11.30 till 12.30. Cooper came and spoke to Farrell.</p>
<p>Verdict (all),
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<p>Convictions proved: Harvey, February 9, 1909, County of London Sessions, 18 months, attempted shop breaking; three others for assault and living on prostitution. Farrell and Cooper were stated to have been of good character up to five weeks ago.</p>
<p>Sentences: Harvey,
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<p>Mr. Fleming prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-160" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BULL</persName> </hi>, 55, Khartoum Road, Tooting, carman. Prisoner lived in my house. On December 6, 1910, I gave him 5s. 6d. to pay to the warrant officer at the South-Western Police Court for the maintenance of a boy. He left, returned in the evening and said he had paid it. I asked him for the receipt and he said he had lost it. Having Known the prisoner for a good many years I did not trouble about it. I after
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<hi rend="smallCaps">AMBROSE LETLEY</hi>, 830 N. On December 21 I saw prisoner in the street. Prosecutor said, "I want you to arrest this man for stealing 5s. 6d., which I had given him to pay into court for a boy in a reformatory school. Prisoner said, "I have spent the money in going about from place to place. I will pay you if you will wait till I see Maud."</p>
<p>Cross-examined: He did not say, "I have not stolen it—you gave it me," although I stated he did at the police-court.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-161" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BULL</persName> </hi>, recalled, Maud is my daughter, who was keeping com
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<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-41-offence-2 t19110110-name-173"/>Henry John Garthwaite</persName> and stealing therein one pencil case and other articles, his goods, and feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-41-19110110 t19110110-41-punishment-40"/>18 months' hard labour on each indictment, to run con
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<p>Previous convictions for similar offences were proved.</p>
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<lb/>ber 21. Everything was secure. At 4.30 a.m. on the 22nd I found the glass panel door broken and eight overcoats missing, value £12.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILFRID MERRILL</hi>, 48 G. About 2 a.m. on Decem
<lb/>ber 22 I was on duty in Gray's Inn Road. I saw prisoners having an altercation. On approaching them they went on the opposite side of the road. The female prisoner went along by herself with something' over her arm. I thought it strange, as she had nothing over her arm when I first saw them. I afterwards saw male prisoner with a bundle under his arm. I saw a lot of white tickets. I thought they were new articles. I caught hold of him and asked him where he was going. He said he was going home. I took him to the station. On the way he became violent and I whistled for assistance. He threw the coats to the ground. He was carrying five coats and had two on. Female prisoner came to the station herself soon afterwards to ask if her brother had been locked up for drunkenness. I recognised her and told the inspector she was the woman I had previously seen in Gray's Inn Road. She was charged along with male prisoner.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Sarah Dodd. I did not say I saw you carrying a coat. You were too far away then for me to arrest you. (To the Judge.) A tailor's shop was on my beat, and I thought it strange that she should have an overcoat on her arm. After I got prisoner to the station I went back with the manager to check his goods to see how many were missing.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE ARROW</hi>. I saw female prisoner in Gray's Inn Road about 2 a.m. on December 22 carrying a light overcoat on her arm. About half an hour afterwards she came back and went into the police station. She was not carrying anything then. I heard the coats had been stolen and identified her as the woman I had seen just previously carrying the coat. She Was walking in the direction of Vineyard Gardens when I first saw her and coming from that direction afterwards.</p>
<p>Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS ANDERSON</hi>, G Division. About 5 a.m. on Decem
<lb/>ber 22 I went to 14, Vineyard Gardens. I found in the top front room the light overcoat (produced) which has been identified as one. of those stolen at the same time. The prisoner and her supposed husband occupy that room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-179" type="surname" value="DODD"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-179" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH DODD</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I was told in Clerkenwell Road that that man was locked up for being drunk. I went to the station to inquire. I had to pass there to go home. The inspector told me he was locked up for stealing overcoats. On going out the in
<lb/>spector called me back and told me the policeman said he saw me carrying a coat and he would have to detain me till the coat was found. I never saw that man after 7 p.m., when I put my children to bed. I did not go home after that.</p>
<p>
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<p>Previous convictions were proved against each prisoner.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-43-19110110 t19110110-43-punishment-42"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HART</hi>, Annie (24, housemaid)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-44-offence-1 t19110110-name-184"/>Ernest Wolf</persName>, and stealing from him one watch and chain and other articles, and £3, his goods and money.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Turrell prosecuted.</p>
<p>Samuels and Maguire
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<interp inst="t19110110-44-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>pleaded guilty of simple robbery.</rs> </p>
<p>The evidence was unreportable.</p>
<p>Verdict (Hart),
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<interp inst="t19110110-44-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-44-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Sentences: Samuels,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-44-19110110 t19110110-44-punishment-43"/>12 months' hard labour</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-44-19110110 t19110110-44-punishment-44"/>(recommended for ex
<lb/>pulsion under Aliens Act)</rs>; Maguire,
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<interp inst="t19110110-44-punishment-45" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-44-punishment-45" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-44-19110110 t19110110-44-punishment-45"/>13 months hard labour</rs>; Hart,
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<interp inst="t19110110-44-punishment-46" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-44-19110110 t19110110-44-punishment-46"/>Four months' hard labour.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE GRANTHAM.</hi> </p>
<p>(Friday, January 13.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARWOOD</hi>, Nellie (29)</persName>, were indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110110-45-offence-1 t19110110-name-187"/>Violet May Hutchings</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Graham-Campbell prosecuted; Mr. Macrae Diggle defended.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110110-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110110-name-188" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-188" type="surname" value="LOWE"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-188" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA LOWE</persName> </hi>, 32, Lisbon Street, Blackheath. My house is regis
<lb/>tered by the London County Council for the reception of infants. In 1906 Violet May Hutchings, then about seven weeks old, was brought to me by the female prisoner, giving the name of Nellie Hutchings. She said she was a servant at Eltham and that the child was illegiti
<lb/>mate. She agreed to pay me 5s. a week and the payments were regu
<lb/>larly made up to 15 months ago. On August 12, having found out that she was married, and the payments being £5 in arrear, I called on her at 49, Thurston Road, Lewisham. I saw both prisoners Mr.; Harwood had not till then known anything about the child. A fresh arrangement was entered into, and I kept the child till September 6, when I took it back to prisoners; that very morning the child had been seen by a County Council inspector; it was quite all right, fat, plump, and happy, with no sores or bruises; it had never had any illness, except that it was born with a slight cold.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The female prisoner frequently came to see the child. It was not particularly delicate; although small-boned, it was a strong, healthy child.</p>
<p>Miss
<hi rend="smallCaps">ADA BELL</hi>, a County Council inspector under the Children Act, 1908. I visited several times the house of last witness and saw this child; it was always very well looked after and in good condition. On September 6 I made an unexpected visit; the child was in a perfect condition of health and quite clean and free from sores or bruises. On December 21 I saw the body at the mortuary; it was in a very bad condition indeed I was surprised to see the sores and bruises.</p>
<p>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LOUISA MOSS</hi>, 49, Thurston Road, Lewisham. Prisoners came to lodge with me in August last. I saw the child Violet on Septem
<lb/>ber 7; she was quite healthy and clean, but very, very small. I was ill for some time and did not see the child till the end of October; she then looked very bad and thin; I told female prisoner that I thought the child was ill; she said there was nothing the matter with it. A fortnight before the child died I spoke to the male prisoner and told him I thought it was very, very ill; he said he had already told his wife so, but she did not take any notice.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoners occupied two rooms, at 4s. 6d. a week; this was paid pretty regularly. I think there was always plenty of food. Mrs. Harwood was confined of another child on September 27. I never saw any unkindness on the part of either prisoner to Violet. Now and again I heard her give a sort of squeal, and on my mention
<lb/>ing it to Mrs. Harwood she said the child had fallen again. I know that Mrs. Harwood once took the child to the hospital and got some medicine for it; she told me that the doctor said there was nothing much the matter with the child, but it must be kept lying down; it</p>
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<p>used to tumble about when it tried to walk. The second time the child was due to be taken to the hospital Mrs. Harwood told me she could not take it because she had a bad throat; I am not aware that the real reason was because she had no boots to go in. I never heard the two prisoners quarrelling about this child or anything else. I never saw the child undressed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110110-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110110-name-189" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-189" type="surname" value="GOLDING"/>
<interp inst="t19110110-name-189" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE GOLDING</persName> </hi>, receiving attendant at the Lewisham Infirmary. This child was brought to the infirmary on December 15; she weighed 18 lb.; the normal weight of a female child of that age would be over 30 lb. The child's body was very clean, but it had sores and bruises at various places about the body, head very verminous and sore, hair matted with discharges from sores. It was very thin and emaciated. I asked Mrs. Harwood (who brought the child) what was the cause of the bruising on the side of the face; she said it had been getting much weaker of late and had been falling about.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Mrs. Harwood seemed very concerned about the, child's condition.</p>
<p>Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK S. TOOGOOD</hi>, Lewisham Infirmary. I saw the child on her admission on December 15. She was in a dying condition. The head was nitty and verminous; there was a large abscess on the fore-head, arising from the irritation of the vermin in the hair; there were discharging ulcers on the face, nose, eyes, and ears; the fingers of the left hand were ulcerated; there was a large bruise on the left temple, another on the right leg, and several bruises and ulcers in other places. The ulcers must have been present more than a fort-night and must have attracted attention and called for medical care. The child died about 20 hours after its admittance. On the post
<lb/>mortem examination the organs were found quite healthy, except that there was a very slight bronchitis. There was an absence of fat in the body, due to insufficient or improper food. The death I attribute to exhaustion from malnutrition; I think the bruising and the ulcers accelerated death.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The abscess on the scalp was caused by vermin. The ulcers might have originated in small abrasions; there was no disease to account for them; those on the back were really bed sores. With cleanliness the child would never have got into the condition in which it was.</p>
<p>Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BROWN</hi>, P Division. After the coroner's jury had returned a verdict of manslaughter I told prisoners I should charge them with that offence. The male prisoner said, "I am not the father of the child, but I understand"; the female said, "Yes, I understand."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoners were not represented at the inquest.</p>
<p>
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<p>Cross-examined. It was not more than seven or ten days before December 15 that I noticed any ulcers. I thought they were just ordinary sores and would get better with bathing; I bathed them with Condy's crystals and put cold cream and boracic ointment on them. When I washed the child's head I saw no vermin.</p>
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<p>Mr. Arthur May prosecuted; Mr. C. A. H. Black defended.</p>
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<lb/>side, leaving the van unattended outside. This was about 1.10 p.m. On my coming out the van had gone. About 11 p.m. I identified the horse and van at the station but the hogsheads had gone.</p>
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<lb/>planation and you will be charged with receiving them well knowing them to have been stolen." In two of the empty barrels I found two six-gallon jars, and by the side of the other barrels one four-gallon jar, all containing whiskey. Prisoner was taken to the station and when charged said, "I did not know the whiskey was stolen. About a week ago two men came to me in the 'George,' Liverpool Road, and asked me if they might put two barrels of vinegar in my stable, and I said, 'Yes.' I have not seen them since."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner is a costermonger and keeps his barrows and vans at this stable. He has been in the neighbourhood for 20 years. He has a fairly good character. The barrels could be seen when once inside the yard. In order to get into the yard by the back way you have to climb a ten-foot wall. Prisoner does not live there. He sells fruit on his stall.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110110-name-196" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS FRANKFELD</persName> </hi>, of J. Kohnstamm and Co. I have identified the horse and cart and two hogsheads at the station as my property. The hogsheads when full cost between £120 and £130. I should think the horse and van would be worth about £70. Including the whiskey recovered my loss on the hogsheads has been £60 or £70. The whiskey in the jars was the same as that in the cask. About nine or 10 gallons of brandy had been drawn off.</p>
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<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<lb/>field Street, E.c. I have been for 20 years a tenant of this stable and have had a stall in the market 34 years. I stored empty apple barrels which I bought in this yard. I have never been charged be
<lb/>fore in my life. On a Wednesday evening, early in December, I was in the "George," Liverpool Road, when two men, one of whom I knew as a casual customer at my stall, asked me if they could put two vinegar casks in my stable and I said they could put them in the yard. I told them where it was and gave them the keys. We assist each other in matters like this. I do not charge anything for allowing people to use my stable; they generally give me a drink. On my way to the stable I met them and they returned me the key. I did not see what they put into my stable. I saw the barrels in there the day after and I did not interfere with nor examine them. I then went away, gather
<lb/>ing holly for Christmas. I did not see the casks again until the police came. I believed they were casks of vinegar. I did not have any of the whiskey or brandy out of the jars.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I should think it would require more than two men to put the hogsheads in my yard. They would not take up much room and their request was not any different from the ordinary re
<lb/>quests I had to put things there. I had never been asked to take charge of barrels of this size before. I have never seen the men since. They could have got into the back of the yard over a low wall. I thought it funny they did not come back for them. I did not think of the barrels when the police asked me if I had anything in my stable—they had been there a week then. I have not stated before now that I knew one of the men. The jars containing the whiskey do not belong to me. I did not see the tap in the barrel until the inspector came. I saw the men at 8 p.m. in the public-house and saw them again at 8.15 p.m. coming from the stable. I saw no horse and van then. They only had 15 minutes to put the casks in. When I saw the barrels on the following morning one was not on top of the other; they were next to each other. They were in the same position when I saw them the next time, on the Sunday morning. I noticed they were on top of each other when I saw them with the police. The lock to this door is quite an ordinary one.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The wall behind the yard is only five feet high and it is easy to get into the yard.</p>
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<p>After a short deliberation the jury said they were unable to agree and were accordingly discharged.</p>
<p>Prisoner was again put on trial, on January 16, before Judge Lum
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