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<p>APRIL, 1911.</p>
<p>Vol. CLV] Part 919.</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>VEZEY-STRONG, MAYOR.</p>
<p>SEVENTH SESSION,</p>
<p>HELD APRIL 25TH, 1911, AND FOLLOWING DAYS.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORTHAND BY</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-1" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALPOLE</persName> & CO.,</p>
<p>Shorthand Writers to the Court.</p>
<p>POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>EDITED BY</p>
<p>H. DELACOMBE ROOME, ESQUIRE,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE.</p>
<p>[Published by Annual Subscription.]</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-2" type="given" value="GEO"/>GEO. WALPOLE</persName> & 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 DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF OTHER COUNTIESWITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Tuesday, April 25th, 1911, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right 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="t19110425-name-3" 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="t19110425-name-4" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-5" type="given" value="ALFRED JAS"/>ALFRED JAS. NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Bart.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">W.
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-6" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-6" 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="t19110425-name-7" 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; and His Honour Judge
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-8" type="given" value="LUMLEY"/>LUMLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>, K.C., Commissioner; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-9" 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>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-10" type="given" value="RUPERT"/>RUPERT SMYTHE</persName> </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, MAJOR. SEVENTH 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, April 25.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MANNERS</hi>, Eva (23, servant)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last Session (see preceding volume, p. 537) of fraud (P.O.), was brought up for judg
<lb/>ment.</p>
<p>It was stated that nothing had been ascertained connecting postmen with the offence.</p>
<p>Sentence, One day's imprisonment, entitling prisoner to be imme
<lb/>diately discharged.</p>
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<p>It was stated that arrangements had been made for prisoner to join friends in Ireland. His state of health was such that he was not expected to live long.</p>
<p>He was released on his own recognisances in £50 to come up for judgment if called upon.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BRUMWELL</hi>, Charles (18, chemist)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last Sessions (see preceding volume, p. 543), of feloniously assaulting Alice Constance McFarlane with intent to rob her, and feloniously attempting to administer to Alice Constance McFarlane certain chloroform with intent to enable them to commit an indictable offence, were brought up for judgment. Prisoners had been in custody about nine weeks. The Recorder remarking that "the peculiar circumstances of the case did not seem altogether con
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WISE</hi>, Walter Edward (18, music-hall artist)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last Sessions (see preceding volume p 570) of larceny, were brought up for judgment. They were released on their own recognisances and those of their fathers (John George Woolridge and Edward Walter Wise) in £25 each to come up for judgment if called upon.</p>
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<p>Prisoner had been in the Post Office 32 years and had hitherto an excellent character. In seven years' time he would have been entitled to a pension and a substantial bonus, which he had now sacrificed.</p>
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<p>Pitman confessed to a previous conviction of felony at the North London Sessions on September 15, 1908; Sullivan to a previous con
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<lb/>ruary 5, 1910.</p>
<p>Prisoners' method of procedure was to open an account with nominal sums and then alter those sums to larger amounts, or add additional sums. Sullivan was the forger. Since last August there had been at least 49 such oases, amounting to £174.</p>
<p>Sentences, Pitman (four previous convictions proved),
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<p>Prisoner had been nearly 19 years in the Post Office, and was now in receipt of 31s. a week. There had been complaints of losses of letters for the last eight months. Evidence was called on his behalf as to his good character. Upon Thomas James Fear (Fear Brothers, coal merchants, Staines) promising to see if anything could be done for him,
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<p>On being arrested prisoner stated, "I want to be locked up." Two previous convictions for similar offences were proved.</p>
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<p>Seven previous convictions were proved, commencing in 1887, with sentences including one of five years' penal servitude.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted on May 9, 1908, of felonious uttering. Other convictions proved: July 14, 1908, Surrey Assizes, three years' penal servitude for uttering, after 10 previous convictions, commencing in 1897, for burglary, etc.</p>
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<p>Mr. Wilkinson prosecuted.</p>
<p>Inspector
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BURNHAM</hi> </persName>, G Division. On April 1 at 8.15 a.m. I, with other officers, entered 8, Little Essex Street, Shoreditch. On the ground floor front room I found prisoner with Nellie Harris. I said, "We are police officers. I have every reason to think that you have counterfeit coin here and we are going to search. Who keeps this room?" The woman said, "I do, I pay 6s. a week for it." I said to prisoner, "Do you live here?" He said, "I have been staying here a day or two." We searched the room and found in the pocket of the jacket prisoner is now wearing five counterfeit florins separately wrapped in tissue paper. Prisoner was lying on the bed. He said, "I have been well shopped. I bet you had to pay a bit of gold for this." We then found in a cupboard 30 florins wrapped together in paper. On the floor of the cupboard were six defaced</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES PULLE</hi> </persName>, G Division, corroborated. I took prisoner to the station. On the way he said, "You do not want to arrest the girl. All the coins you found in the room belong to me. I take full responsibility for their being there." On the charge being read over he said, "You have made a wrong charge there—it was not with intent to utter, only possessing."</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-43" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, 4, Little Essex Street, flower seller. I am the land
<lb/>lord of 8, Little Essex Street, where I let the ground front parlour to Nellie Harris about five months ago. For three weeks up to the arrest prisoner had been living with her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-44" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. The five florins (produced) are counterfeit and made from the same pattern piece. The 30 florins are also counterfeit, some of them are made from the same pattern piece as the other five. There are also (produced) five defaced florins and one broken one, two of which are also from the same pattern piece as the five.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-45" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-45" type="surname" value="HOOKER"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-45" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY HOOKER</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath) stated that on March 30 he was present at a fight in a public house when a man gave him the packet of coins to hold and that he had taken charge of them without intent to utter.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19110425-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to having-been convicted at Cambridge on April 22, 1910, receiving four months' hard labour for uttering a counterfeit half-crown.</p>
<p>Harris was then tried.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BURNHAM</hi> and Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES PULLE</hi> repeated the evidence given.</p>
<p>Detective
<persName id="t19110425-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-46" type="surname" value="CHANDLER"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-46" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES CHANDLER</hi> </persName>, C Division, corroborated. I told Harris I should arrest her for being concerned with Hooker in possessing the counterfeit coins. She said, "I know nothing about them," and turning to Hooker said, "Now you tell the truth where you got them from. I know you got them last night and brought them in here." When charged she made no reply. On being searced 5s. 6d. in good money was found, upon her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-47" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-47" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MORGAN</persName> </hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</hi> repeated their evidence. Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19110425-16-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-16-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Hooker was stated to have been at work up to three weeks before the arrest.</p>
<p>Sentences: Hooker,
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<interp inst="t19110425-16-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-16-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-16-19110425 t19110425-16-punishment-13"/>12 months' hard labour</rs>; Harris
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<interp inst="t19110425-16-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-16-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-16-19110425 t19110425-16-punishment-14"/>Two months' hard labour.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-17-19110425" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MORLEY</hi>, John (39, labourer)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19110425-17-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin twice within 10 days.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Pickersgill, M.P., prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-49" type="surname" value="COOKSON"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-49" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK COOKSON</persName> </hi>, 151, Dawes Road, Fulham, fishmonger. On April 4, shortly before midnight, prisoner asked for a penny piece of fish and a halfpenny worth of potatoes, and tended gilded Jubilee sixpence (produced) as a half-sovereign. I saw it was bad, gave it him</p>
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<p>back, and told him I could not take it. He said he would take it back to the "Salisbury," where he got it, and left without purchasing the fish. I followed him out, saw that he did not go to the "Salisbury," and spoke to a constable.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, April 26.)</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-50" type="surname" value="GIRLING"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-50" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED GIRLING</hi> </persName>, 620 B. On April 4 about mid
<lb/>night I was in Dawes Road when Cookson spoke to me. Prisoner was crossing the road. I followed him round the corner when he entered the "Salisbury," and about 10 minutes afterwards came out, joined two other men, and they all entered the "Salisbury"; five minutes afterwards prisoner came out alone. I said, "Did you go into the fish shop 15 minutes ago?" He said, "No; I have not been into any fish shop," and ran back into the "Salisbury." I seized him by the collar; he pushed me against the door and threw coin (produced) on the floor, which I picked up. I then took the prisoner to Cookson's shop. Prisoner said to Cookson, "I have not been in your shop before to-night, Governor, have I?" Cookson said, "Yes; you have been in my shop before." He identified the coin. I took prisoner to Walham Green Police Station. When charged he said, "I had it given to me for half a sovereign. He was searched and one penny was found upon him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-51" type="surname" value="OSBORNE"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-51" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD OSBORNE</persName> </hi>, manager, "Salisbury Hotel," Dawes Road, Fulham. On April 4 at 11.30 p.m. prisoner entered my bar and remained five or six minutes without ordering anything; he left, three or four minutes afterwards returned and went out again without ordering anything. A few minutes afterwards he returned and threw a coin on the floor. I saw the constable pick up the coin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-52" type="surname" value="PRY"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-52" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PRY</persName> </hi>, 1, Buller Road, Fulham, general shopkeeper. On. March 23 or 24 at about 10.30 p.m. prisoner asked for a half ounce of tobacco (2d.) and put down gilded sixpence (produced). I examined it with other coins, accepted it as half a sovereign, and gave prisoner 9s. 10d. change. Being doubtful about the coin I examined it the next morning and found it was a gilded Jubilee sixpence. After prisoner's arrest at West London Police Court I picked out prisoner from a number of other men. I am certain he is the man who passed the coin to me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had never seen prisoner before he passed the coin.</p>
<p>Sergeant
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-53" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES HANCOCK</hi> </persName>. On April 4 I told prisoner of the charge. He said, "It was given to me for a half-sovereign." On April 12 I saw Fry pick prisoner out without hesitation from nine other men. I then told prisoner he would be charged with uttering another gilded sixpence to Fry. Prisoner said, "It is a lie, I have not seen the man before."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-54" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-54" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. The two coins produced are Jubilee sixpences gilded to resemble half
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<p>has a portion of the milling removed and has probably been worn as a pendant.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-55" type="surname" value="MORLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-55" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MORLEY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath) stated that he had never entered Fry's shop; that he had received the other coin in change for a sovereign, and had uttered it believing it to be good.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-17-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-17-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Nine previous convictions were proved, including 15 months and 21 months for burglary, loitering, etc.; no previous coinage convic
<lb/>tions.</p>
<p>Sentence,
<rs id="t19110425-17-punishment-15" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19110425-17-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-17-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-17-19110425 t19110425-17-punishment-15"/>12 months' hard labour</rs>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE GRANTHAM</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, April 26.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HOBSON</hi>, Arthur (29, labourer)</persName>, was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110425-18-offence-1 t19110425-name-57"/>James Fleming</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. J. E. Raven prosecuted.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<persName id="t19110425-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-58" type="surname" value="ROBERTSON"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-58" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE ROBERTSON</hi> </persName>, 228 L. About 12.15 a.m. on March 12 I was on duty in New Kent Road. I saw a man lying on the footway apparently unconscious. On the opposite side of the road I saw prisoner with the woman (founders; directly he saw me he said, "It's not me, guv'nor; I did not strike anybody." Annie Vincent said to me, in prisoner's hearing, "That is the man, I am positive." I took prisoner to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-59" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-59" type="surname" value="FLEMING"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-59" type="given" value="MARY"/>MART FLEMING</persName> </hi>. Deceased was my brother; he was 25 years old, a carman. He left home about eight on March 11; the next day I saw him in Guy's Hospital; he was unconscious; on the 22nd I identi
<lb/>fied his body at the mortuary. I do not know prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-60" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMAS</persName> </hi>, stoker. Just after midnight on March 11 I was walking in New Kent Road with James Fleming. Near the "Crown and Anchor" we stopped for a minute or two looking at a row be
<lb/>tween two women; we walked on towards the Elephant and Castle. We were looking in the window of a paper shop when prisoner, who was with another man and Nellie Saunders, came up. Prisoner struck Fleming from behind and he fell to the ground; I cannot say whether his head struck the pavement.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I am sure it was you who struck the blow; I cannot identify the man who was with you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-61" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-61" type="surname" value="VINCENT"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-61" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE VINCENT</persName> </hi> swore that she saw prisoner go up behind Fleming and hit him under the ear; Fleming fell on his head on the pavement.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-62" type="surname" value="NUNN"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-62" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR NUNN</persName> </hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN ENOX</hi>, who happened to be near at the time, gave similar evidence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-63" type="surname" value="CARLENBERS"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-63" type="given" value="FRITZ"/>FRITZ CARLENBERS</persName> </hi>, House Surgeon at Guy's Hospital. I saw Flem
<lb/>ing on his being brought in in the early morning of March 12. He was sick, unconscious, and bleeding from his right ear. He remained unconscious or semi-delirious until the 20th, when he died suddenly. The cause of death was coma, due to hemorrhage in or around the</p>
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<p>brain. The post mortem showed that there was a fracture of the base of theskull and a smaller fracture behind. The injuries were probably caused by the man in falling striking his head on the pave
<lb/>ment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-64" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-64" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-64" type="given" value="NELLIE"/>NELLIE SAUNDERS</persName> </hi> (called at prisoner's request). On this night I was walking with prisoner and a man named Tear. Fleming and another man walked behind us and they were jeering and insulting us. Tear said to prisoner, "There's two men behind us, shall I lash out?" I said, "Don't take any notice," but Tear turned round and hit Fleming and ran away. Then the police came and arrested prisoner.</p>
<p>Inspector
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-65" type="surname" value="HOCKINGS"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-65" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN HOCKINGS</hi> </persName>, L Division, said that on prisoner being charged at the station and cautioned he said, "I don't know any
<lb/>thing about it; I never done it; I don't know the man; I have not touched anybody; I don't know what they mean." He did not mention Tear's name.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-66" type="surname" value="HOBSON"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-66" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HOBSON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath) swore "before God" that he never struck the blow; Tear knocked Fleming down and ran away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-67" type="surname" value="HUMPHREYS"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-67" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi> said that shortly after this occurrence he was at a coffee-stall with Tear, who said that he had just hit a man, and that when he did that he never made any bloomer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-68" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COOK</persName> </hi> said that on the night of the affair he was with Tear and a man named Oakley. In Tear's presence Oakley told witness that prisoner had been arrested for hitting a man, but that he (Tear) was the man who struck the blow.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110425-name-69" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-69" type="surname" value="BELL"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-69" type="given" value="BEATRICE"/>BEATRICE BELL</persName> </hi> said that she was with Tear on this night. Tear told her he had struck a fellow down and that the police had taken Hobson for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-19-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="illegalAbortion"/>to four indictments charging her in respect of three women with using certain instruments with intent to procure miscarriage.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Leycester and Mr. Shearman prosecuted; Mr. Werninck appeared for prisoner.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-19-19110425 t19110425-19-punishment-16"/>12 months' hard labour</rs>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, April 26.)</p> </div1>
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<lb/>mentof money, to wit, five banker's cheques for £104 17s. 9d., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110425-21-offence-1 t19110425-name-73"/>John Scarratt Rigby</persName>, 10s., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction of misdemeanour at this court on November 19, 1906, in the name of Claude Sidney Hunter, when he received five years' penal servitude and five years' police supervision. He had one year and 97 days still to serve of this sentence. A number of previous convictions for forgery and fraud were proved against him. He was stated to be a well-educated and a most plausible man. Since his release he had induced by false pretenees a young girl to marry him. He had done no work. He now stated that since his marriage he had endeavoured to go straight. Sentence,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110425-22-offence-1 t19110425-name-75"/>Hubert Ernest Bowes Lyon</persName> with certain property in order that he might apply the same to a certain purpose, he un
<lb/>lawfully did fraudulently convert the said property and the proceeds thereof to his own use and benefit, and having received certain pro
<lb/>perty for and on account of a certain other person unlawfully did fraudulently convert the said property to his own use and benefit.</rs> </p>
<p>It being stated that prisoner was desirous of making restitution to the prosecutor,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110425-23-offence-1 t19110425-name-77"/>the Challenge Reinforced Tube Com
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<interp inst="t19110425-23-offence-4" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>and forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, the endorsement on the said cheque with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>The indictment relating to the cheque for £1 3s. 9d. was proceeded with.</p>
<p>Mr. J. B. Melville prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM YARWORTH"/>WILLIAM YARWORTH ONES</persName> </hi>, managing director, Challenge Rein
<lb/>forced Tube Company, Limited. Prisoner had been with us since last November; he came from the Church Army. On March 21, having received some information, I tried to stop this cheque (Exhibit 1) in consequence of information received on March 21. It is dated March 18, drawn on the London and Provincial Bank, made payable to J. B. Huxley, crossed and passed through the London and South
<lb/>Western Bank. The endorsement, "J. B. Huxley, Sheffield," has every indication of being in prisoner's handwriting. I have seen him write. It is also like Huxley's writing. I reported the matter to the police, and he was arrested. He was in the advertising department.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I cannot swear that the endorsement</p>
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<p>is in your writing. I do not recollect your saying when you were arrested that a mistake had been made. I may have said no mistake had been made. (To the Court). I put the cheque with a letter with other letters to be posted.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-80" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLEAL</persName> </hi>, greengrocer, 201, Askew Road, Shepherd's Bush. I have known prisoner about six months; he lives in my neighbour
<lb/>hood. On March 18 he came and asked me to change a cheque for him. He handed me this cheque (Exhibit 1), saying that he and his "pal" had had it for commission. I gave him the money, and paid the cheque away in the market.</p>
<p>To prisoner. This happened between 7 and 9 p.m.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-81" type="given" value="HORACE ARTHUR"/>HORACE ARTHUR SANSOM</persName> </hi>, stamp clerk, Challenge Reinforced Tube Company, Limited. Prisoner worked in the same office as myself. It is my duty to post the letters, and I keep in this book (produced) the names of the people to whom letters are sent. There is no entry of the name of "Huxley" on March 18. Prisoner on that day was calling the names off the envelopes to me while I entered them in the book. I should not think that the endorsement on Exhibit 1 is in his handwriting.</p>
<p>To prisoner. I did not see you take the letter addressed to Huxley. I should say you left the office that day at about 4 p.m. I posted about 190 letters that day. I also had a number of letters to enter which you never saw. You complained of having a swelling at the side of your face, and said that as soon as you got home you would
<hi rend="italic">go</hi> to bed.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-82" type="given" value="JAMES BARNARD"/>JAMES BARNARD HUXLEY</persName> </hi>, 15, Kentwood Park Road, Sheffield. The endorsement on Exhibit 1 is not in my writing, it is not a bad imi
<lb/>tation. I never received and letter dated March 18 from the com
<lb/>pany. On that day they owed me £1 3s. 9d., the amount of this cheque (Exhibit 1). I did not authorise prisoner or anybody to endorse any cheque for me.</p>
<p>The Recorder intimated that he would direct the jury that there was no evidence on which they could convict prisoner of forgery.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR HOOK</hi> </persName>, G Division. On March 23 I saw prisoner and told him I was a police officer making inquiries re
<lb/>specting a letter which had been stolen from the firm's office on the 18th containing a cheque addressed to "Mr. J.B. Huxley, of Sheffield," which was changed on that same day by a Mr. John Cleal, of Askew Road, Shepherd's Bush, greengrocer, for a man named Hobbs, living in the neighbourhood of Askew Road. He said, "I have known Mr. Cleal about six months. I know nothing about the cheque." He was taken to the station and when charged he said, "I am a silly fool." (To prisoner.) You said, "I am a silly fool," not "absolutely nil." At the police court I also said you said that.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-84" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM WEBB</persName> </hi>, clerk, Challenge Reinforced Tyre Com
<lb/>pany, Limited. I remember your assisting in the posting of theletters on March 18; I was in the same room. I did not see you take a</p>
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<p>letter addressed to Mr. Huxley, of Sheffield. I have formed no opinion as to whose handwriting the endorsement on Exhibit 1 1s. I do not remember when you left the office that day.</p>
<p>Prisoner desired his wife to be called, but there was no answer.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-85" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD FRANK"/>ARCHIBALD FRANK HOBBS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I state most em
<lb/>phatically that I did not forge and a utter this cheque. On March 18 I left the office at 5.30 p.m. and arrived home at about 6.30 p.m. I felt unwell, and I went to bed. I did not go out again that night.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction of felony at this Court on January 7, 1908.</p>
<p>Prisoner was next indicted for that he is a habitual criminal. The consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the statutory notice served upon prisoner, and the three statutory convictions were duly proved.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR HOOK</hi> </persName>. Prisoner was discharged from his last sentence on October 31, 1910, two months earlier than he would otherwise have been owing to his good behaviour in prison. He was then employed by the Church Army for two weeks at 15s. a week and then obtained a situation at this tyro company, where he received £1 a week. In January his salary was raised to 25s., and I was told by the managing director that ii he had continued to give satisfaction he would have got another 5s. increase in April.</p>
<p>The Recorder, stating that there was no evidence that prisoner had been "leading persistently a dishonest or criminal life," directed the jury to acquit prisoner, and a verdict of Not guilty was returned.</p>
<p>Four convictions in all were proved against prisoner. He had a remnant to serve of one year and 67 days. Sentence,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SPATE</hi> William Richard</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110425-24-offence-1 t19110425-name-88"/>Briton Lloyd</persName>, in order that he might retain the said property in safe cusody. unlawfully and fraudulently converted £46 thereof to his own use.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Leycester prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-89" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am secretary and an accountant to W. E. Levy and Company, who manage several public-houses for Miss Briton Lloyd, of which the "Streatham Park Tavern" is one. on February 23, 1910, I engaged prisoner as manager at £2 10s. a week and his board and lodgings. I handed him this printed form of instructions (Exhibit 1), which tells him that a balance-sheet is to be made out by the manager and forwarded to the head office every Monday together with all vouchers, and that all moneys, with the exception of £50 which was to be kept as "float," were to be paid into the bank every Monday and Wednesday. I gave him £50 to start with to use as change; he always had to keep back £50. He gave me this receipt (Exhibit 2). The account was at the London County and Westminster Bank and he had a paying-in book (Ex
<lb/>hibit 3)</p>
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<p>in which all the entries, except the last one, are in his hand
<lb/>writing. He also kept this takings book (Exhibit 4). During the early part of the year I complained to him more than once as to his not paying the money in on the right date. On March 22 I called and asked why he had not paid into the bank on the Monday last. He said, "I told Mr. Reed (a clerk in the office) that I had had some trouble with some Mitchamites, and that I had not had time to pay in on Monday, but I did so first thing on Tuesday morning." I asked him if he had paid in that day, and he said, "No; not yet. It is all right as I am going up to the bank as soon as the wife comes down." I said we would make it up together as things had been so unsatisfactory lately, and we went into the parlour. I said I was rather of opinion that he had not got it and that I wanted to see the whole of the money he had got on the premises. I said, "Have you got it? Tell me the truth and own up." He said, "I have not," and that he was £20 short. By comparing the takings book with the pass-book I found that he had paid in everything up till the Sunday night. I asked him to produce the takings for the Monday and Tuesday, £38 2s. 1d., and said he was more than £20 short. He said, "Yes, it is about £34 short." He produced the £38 2s. 1d. The till registered the Wednesday's takings at £5 13s. 6d., and he told me that he had taken another £1; he ought to have had altogether £56 13s. 6d., but all he could produce was £10 12s. 1d., making a deficiency of £46 1s. 5d. He then said he was £50 short, and I asked him how he had managed to get into this awful muddle. He said, "Someone put it on me for £15." I asked him what he meant, and he said it was the money he owed whilst he had been out of em
<lb/>ployment. I said, "When was this?" and he said, "About October last." I asked him how he had managed to account to the stocktaker, who took stock of all the money in the house about once a fortnight, and he said, "I told him I had got more inside than I had," and pointed to the drawer. I reported the matter to my employes, and the same evening I gave him into custody.</p>
<p>Detective
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WRIGHT</hi> </persName>, W Division. On the evening of March 22 I went with Mr. Smith to the "Streatham Park Tavern," where he gave prisoner into my custody. Prisoner said, "Yes, I am the guilty one and, being guilty, I will have to put up with it." He afterwards said, "You might have given me a chance till to-morrow morning and I could have found the money. There is one thing I can say, I have not spent it in horseracing or gambling." On the way to the station he said that he had been out of work a long time before he came down to the "Streatham Park Tavern" and had got into debt, and his creditors pressing him for the money, that is what had become of the money. When charged he made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM RICHARD"/>WILLIAM RICHARD SPATE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I am sorry I made use of this money, but it was not done with felonious intent. I took it with the intention of paying it back and I would have done so if I had been given time. After I was charged all my people shut their pockets against me. I have never had a stain on my character before.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-24-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>. Recommended to leniency. Prisoner had on one occasion rendered service to the police. His account of how he had spent the money was a true one.</p>
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<p>(Wednesday, April 26.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Pickersgill, M.P., prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-93" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BASS</persName> </hi>, barmaid, "White Hart," 1, Mile End Road. On April 10 at 5.30 p.m. prisoner called for a glass of ale (1d.) and ten
<lb/>dered the florin produced. I thought it bad and handed it to the landlord, Mr. Sugarman. While he was examining the coin prisoner left the bar without drinking his ale or waiting for the change.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-94" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP SUGARMAN</persName> </hi>, licensee, "White Hart." On April 10 at 5.30 p.m. Bass handed me the counterfeit florin (produced), which I found to be bad. While I was looking at it prisoner ran out of the bar. I followed, caught him and said, "How many more of these have you got?" He said, "You have made a bloomer." I called a constable, who took him into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES TURNER</hi> </persName>, 545 J. On April 10 at 5.30 p.m. I saw prisoner followed by Sugarman, who said, "This man has been to my premises and tendered a counterfeit florin." He then handed me the florin (produced). Police-constable Gosbee and I took him to the station.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GOSBEE</hi> </persName>, 45 AR. Prisoner was given into my cus
<lb/>tody by Sugarman, who said, "This man has been into my house and tendered a bad 2s. piece to my barmaid." I said to prisoner, "You hear what this man says?" He said "Yes." I said, "On that charge you will have to go down to the station with me." He said, "All right. I can prove I work for my living—I am a tailor." At the station I searched prisoner; in his right-hand trouser pocket I found two sixpences and 2(d. in bronze, good money. In his left great-coat pocket I found a good shilling and a counterfeit florin. I said to him, "You see where I have taken this from?" He replied "Yes." When the charge was being taken he said, "You do not know how to book the charge. I will tell the magistrate all about it in the morning." When the charge was read over he made no reply.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-97" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. The two florins (produced) are counterfeit and made from the same mould.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate: "I had the coins on me; I did not know they were bad. I received them in change myself. I changed two sovereigns. I changed half a soverign at the 'Three</p>
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<p>Nuns' earlier in the morning. I pointed out that there was a bad florin in the change and the barmaid took it back."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110425-name-98" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-98" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM JOHNSON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). The evidence given is perfectly correct. I tendered the coin not knowing it was bad. I did not run away from the "White Hart." I saw a friend getting off a tram and ran out to speak to him. I told Sergeant Edwards that I had changed a half-sovereign at the "Three Nuns" and that the barmaid, Miss Hicks, had given me a bad florin in change and had taken it back. I could easily have run away but made no attempt to do so. I am 63 years of age and have never come in con
<lb/>tact with bad money before. I am a foreman tailor and have been working at Acton and Uxbridge. After leaving Acton I had £2 10s., and coming to London I met the captain of my old regiment under whom I had been in Egypt in 1882, who gave me two more sovereigns. I was a day or two in London knocking about and, having taken some drink, I must have received these coins in change.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I never mentioned to anyone until to-day that I had run out to see a friend in the tramcar; I reserved that for my defence. It is not true that at the "Three Nuns" I tendered a bad florin to Miss Hicks.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES EDWARDS</hi> </persName>, J Division. On April 18, when prisoner was committed, he asked me to make inquiries. On. April 20 I saw the barmaid Hicks at the "Three Nuns" and asked her if she remembered a man tendering a half-sovereign for drinks and receiv
<lb/>ing a bad florin amongst the change. After consideration she said, "No, but on April 4 a man came into the four-ale bar in company with three other men; he called for four drinks and tendered a bad florin in payment, which I returned to him; he said, 'I know where I got it from,' and paid for the drinks with coppers." At prisoner's request I have seen Alfred Poulton, tailor, 223, High Street, Acton, who informed me that prisoner had worked for him from the first week in February to March 18, left on his own accord, and his work was satisfactory. I also visited Stransom and Sons, 50, High Street, Ux
<lb/>bridge, who informed me that prisoner had promised to work for them on March 27, but had failed to do so and had been employed by E. A. House, of 123, High Street, Uxbridge. I found he had been em
<lb/>ployed by House from March 20 to March 24 and left on his own accord.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-25-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Convictions proved: September 19, 1908, Middlesex Sessions, three years' penal servitude and three years' police supervision for larceny from the person, after eight other convictions for stealing. Prisoner was liberated on December 19, having four months and 23 days of his sentence to serve.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110425-26-offence-1 t19110425-name-101"/>Singer Stokes</persName> £5, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Previous convictions proved: January 28, 1910, at Elgin, Scotland, four months' hard labour for obtaining money by worthless cheques. Several similar cheque frauds were stated to have been committed, for two of which warrants had been issued against prisoner from Leith and Glasgow, which the Court was requested to take into considera
<lb/>tion.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<lb/>gram for the payment of £5, the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110425-27-offence-1 t19110425-name-103"/>Yen Pak Law</persName>, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>A previous conviction for illegal pawning was proved.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CLIFFORD</hi>, George (31, porter)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t19110425-28-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>indecently assaulting the same person (under the age of 13 years); </rs>
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<p>Mr. Pickersgill, M.P., prosecuted.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY PERKINS</hi> </persName>, 524 B. On April 18, at 8.30 p.m., I saw prisoner in Vauxhall Bridge Road. He crossed the road oppo
<lb/>site Charles Street, spoke to a number of boys, placed his hand in his right hand trouser pocket, took out a coin and gave it to a boy. I spoke to the boy and he showed me half-a-crown (produced), which I took from him, and asked the boy to go with me towards the prisoner. Prisoner ran away into St. Vincent Square and out again into Vauxhall Bridge Road, where he was stopped by another officer. I told him I should take him into custody for uttering a counterfeit half-crown. He made no reply. On the way to the station he be
<lb/>came violent, put his hand in his pocket, and drew out a number of coins which he threw into the road. I picked up 19 half-crowns (pro
<lb/>duced). When charged he said, "I got them myself this afternoon from Fritz Marshall, opposite the White Horse, Tottenham Court Road. I went to a hotel to have a drink and they told me it was bad. I could not believe it. I saw a boy and gave him half-a-crown to buy a loaf for me." He was searched and there was found upon him five separate shillings, two sixpences, 1s. 4d. bronze, good money, two counterfeit florins, a quarter pound of tea, and three pawn
<lb/>tickets. The boy got away in the crowd.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGUE WATTS</hi> </persName>. On April 18, at 8.30 p.m., I was in Vauxhall Bridge Road, when I heard a police whistle, went in the direction of the sound, saw prisoner running, and caught him</p>
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<p>as he was about to take a taxi-cab. During the struggle he put his hand in his right hand trouser pocket and drew out a handful of money which he threw on the ground. I recovered 11 half-crowns which I handed to the last witness.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-108" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-108" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. The 19 half-crowns (produced) are counterfeit, dated 1907. Several of them are made from the same pattern piece. There are two florins, one dated 1907 and the other 1909.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-109" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-109" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES REDICKER</persName> </hi> (Prisoner, not on oath). On Saturday, April 15, I met Fritz Marshall, who had owed me 35s. for the last 12 months, and asked for the money. He said he had not got all the money, but he gave me 10s. He said he was working for a book
<lb/>maker and asked me to make a bet, which I did on two horses, one at 15s. to win and 5s. for a place and another one at 5s. to win. One horse lost and the other won. He asked me to see him on Tuesday afternoon at the "White Horse" Hotel, Tottenham Court Road, which I did at 2 o'clock on Tuesday; he paid me 30s. in loose silver and we went to Shepherd's Bush on business. In the evening I had a drink at a hotel and produced a half-crown. The barman gave me the money back and said it was no good. I said I could not believe that, but I gave him a 2s. piece which was good. I live at Vauxhall Bridge Road and I sent a boy to a shop for a loaf, giving him a half
<lb/>crown, when I was taken into custody. I did not know the money was bad. I had never seen bad money in my life before.</p>
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<p>Conviction proved: August 23, 1910, nine months' hard labour for larceny and assault.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110425-30-offence-1 t19110425-name-111"/>Arthur James Izod</persName> with intent to steal moneys therein.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to a conviction for felony at this court on May 18, 1906.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110425-31-offence-1 t19110425-name-114"/>Crawley Cordeaux and Co</persName>., and feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Hardy prosecuted; Mr. Bryan defended Wilkinson.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-115" type="given" value="SYDNEY HENRY"/>SYDNEY HENRY CRAWLEY</persName> </hi>, director Crawley Cordeaux and Co., 17 and 18, Newgate Street, E.C. On February 22. I came into the office about 5.30 p.m. Shortly afterwards the mat was reported missing. Our address is on it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM MARCHANT</hi> </persName>. On February 22 about 7.15 I saw prisoners in Harrow Road. I stopped them and asked what they had in the bundles. They told me they contained rubber. One piece of the mat was wrapped in sacking and the other had news
<lb/>paper round it. I asked where they got it from. They said, "We bought it from a man in Holborn who had it on a barrow, and gave 1s. apiece for it." I was not satisfied with their answer, took them to Paddington Green Police Station, and charged them with unlawful possession. They made no reply. I should say the mat weighs about 1/2 cwt., and is worth 6d. a pound.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER SMITH</hi> </persName>. I charged prisoners with stealing this rubber mat at Snow Hill Police Station. They said, "We bought it off a man in Gray's Inn Road, we paid 1s. apiece for it." They were searched, no money was found on either of them. On Galt I found this knife which smelt very strongly of rubber.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Bryan. Wilkinson has a good character, he has been known to the police 17 years as a licensed cab-driver. The knife and rubber were brought to Snow Hill Station on the morning of the 23rd. The knife was separate, in an envelope. The mat apparently had been freshly cut. I did not handle the rubber.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-118" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WILKINSON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I live at 96, Clarendon Street, Harrow Road. I have been a licensed cab-driver 17 or 18 years. I have never been convicted or accused of any offence. I have known Galt 14 or 15 years. When I met him on February 22 I had not seen him for two or three years. I met him in Gray's Inn Road about 4 p.m. I had 2s. 5d. on me. Galt had not the rubber mat then. I first saw the mat on a barrow at the corner of Brook Street, Holborn, about 5 p.m.; it was not much past five. It was then in two pieces, one piece in brown paper with the ends exposed, the other had a piece of sack round it. I did not know the man; Galt spoke to him; he was looking at some boots. On the barrow also were oilcloth and office furniture. The man said he had been invited to clear an office out by the caretaker and he brought these goods out of it. Galt suggested I should lend him the money to buy the rubber as he thought it would fetch five or six shillings. We were to halve the proceeds. I bought the mat for two shillings. Galt took one part and I the other. I did not notice the address was stamped on the rubber. I never saw Galt's knife till we got to Paddington. He did not cut the mat. Neither of us examined the mat. Detective Smith took up the two pieces of rubber and looked at them.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GALT</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I can only say what Wilkinson has said. He has told the truth. Verdict,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110425-32-offence-1 t19110425-name-121"/>Ernest Nicholls</persName> certain lewd and obscene photo
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110425-33-offence-1 t19110425-name-123"/>Charles Otto</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Gerald Dodson prosecuted; Mr. Purcell defended.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-124" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-124" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES OTTO</persName> </hi>, Limes Road, Hampton Lane, Putney. On April 21 I was at Moorgate Street Metropolitan Railway Station. When I went to enter the train a man stand in the passage in the way where you go in the car and he do not move, and between us comes this one (pointing to prisoner). He struggled hard; he will go first and not let me go in. I cannot go back because behind was other people. I did not feel anything the first moment, but when the train want to go on he pushed me under the neck and my necktie comes out. My pin is secured. There is no doubt he had the pin in his hands and he took only the pearl. When I felt the pearl was away I catch him by the coat and he wrenched himself loose. He ran. I ran after him, calling, "Stop him." He ran to the next car. The guard and I caught him and we took him out. When he was in the second car he had nothing in his hand; he had thrown the pearl away. It has not been recovered.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110425-name-125" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-125" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALKER</persName> </hi>, railway guard. Before I gave the flag to start the train I saw prisoner running up the platform towards my end followed by an elderly gentleman, who was close on his heels calling, "Stop him." Prisoner ran the length of three cars. I followed prisoner and prosecutor into the car. I said to prisoner, "You must see the station-master; you are charged with stealing a pin." He made no reply. I took him out of the car and handed him over to the officials of the station.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE BAKER</hi> </persName>, 342 A. On April 21, in the evening time, I was fetched to Moorgate Street Railway Station. Prisoner was detained by the officials. I asked what for. Prosecutor said, "He stole my pin," and afterwards corrected it and said, "The pearl out of the pin; he could not get the pin out." Prisoner said nothing in answer to that nor when he was formally charged. He refused to give any information about himself.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-127" type="given" value="JACK"/>JACK HARRIS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On this day I was travelling from Aldgate East to Shepherd's Bush. I did not get out of the train until the guard spoke. I was not on the platform at Moorgate. Street till I was brought out. At Moorgate Street a crowd of people were getting in the train. I stood up to make room for a lady to sit down and was hanging on to the strap. I saw people running out
<lb/>side. Prosecutor came in and said, "You have got my pin." I said, "What?" He said, "My pin," and a little afterwards the guard came in. He took me outside and said, "You have this gentleman's pin." I did not gay anything; the truth is I had had a drop of drink and felt a bit upset. I had my ticket in the sleeve</p>
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<p>of my coat. I was not asked for it and did not know I had it on me at the police station. (Railway ticket handed to the prisoner). When I was searched this ticket was not found on me. It was on me when I was searched at Brixton. I showed it to the solicitor yester
<lb/>day, who told me I was going to be defended. I generally put my ticket there. I found it yesterday morning.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I heard the guard's evidence. I heard him say the train was due out of Moorgate Street at 6.52. I said I got into his tram at Aldgate East. I asked the porter at Aldgate East the time of the next train. While I was in the passage I met a couple of chaps. We went to Webb's, had a couple of drinks. When we came out we walked up to Aldgate and I went from Aldgate with the same ticket. When the ticket inspector saw it he never clipped it because it was clipped. If it had not have been for the couple of friends I should have gone from Aldgate East.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED CHRISTIE</hi> </persName>, 329 A. I am searcher at Moor Lane Police Station. It was my duty to search prisoner. I knew he was charged with stealing a pearl. I made a thorough search. I have not seen the ticket produced to-day. I found no ticket on him. He had an overcoat on. I cannot say I turned his sleeve inside out. If he had a cuff I should naturally turn it down.</p>
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<p>Previous convictions were proved.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110425-34-offence-3 t19110425-name-133"/>Annie Olive Wilcox</persName> a certain noxious and destructive thing so as to endanger her life.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Muir prosecuted; Mr. Daniel Warde defended.</p>
<p>After Mr. Muir had opened the case for the prosecution, Judge Lumley Smith said he did not think there was much of a case. Mr. Muir said that, his Lordship having expressed that view, he would offer no evidence.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE GRANTHAM.</hi> </p>
<p>(Thursday, April 27.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19110425-35-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>for an abominable crime with a boy of fourteen (named).</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Travers Humphreys prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-35-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>A further indictment for attempting to procure another boy (named) was not proceeded with.</p>
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<p>Prisoner, asked whether it was true, as stated in the indictment on which he had been found guilty, that he had been convicted on April 5, 1910, at the City of Gloucester Quarter Sessions of obtaining money by false pretences, in the name of Fred Davis, denied the state
<lb/>ment. The jury were sworn to inquire whether it was true or not; after hearing evidence, they found the previous conviction proved.</p>
<p>Police evidence gave prisoner a very bad character; it was stated that he was not a solicitor, and that he must be more than 21 years old.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-35-19110425 t19110425-35-punishment-31"/>Five years' penal servitude</rs> (the Court taking into account an offence at Worthing for which a warrant was in issue).</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110425-36-offence-1 t19110425-name-136"/>Frederick Charles Burgess</persName> with intent to murder him.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. McPherson prosecuted.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY GARRARD</hi> </persName>, G Division. On March 22 I was on duty with Police-constable Wesley outside the "Angel" at Isling
<lb/>ton about 7.10 p.m. Prisoner was standing in the street. On Burgess coming out from the "Angel" prisoner pulled a revolver from his coat pocket and fired at Burgess, who fell to the ground. Prisoner then pointed the revolver to his own head; I rushed up and secured him. He said, "Let me do it; he has ruined my life." On the way to the station he said, "I have done it; he ruined my life; he took my wife away; I had to do it; he jeered at me in the public." At the station he said, "I wish you had been sooner; you would have saved all this; as it is you have saved my life."</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WESLEY</hi> </persName>, G Division, corroborated.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-139" type="given" value="FLORENCE MURIEL"/>FLORENCE MURIEL MORRIS</persName> </hi>, house surgeon at the Royal Free Hos
<lb/>pital, deposed that Burgess was brought there suffering from a bullet wound in the left cheek. Bound the wound there was blacking from the powder, showing that the pistol must have been held close to the face.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-140" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH RUSK</persName> </hi>. I have been living with prisoner for 18 years, and brought up his two children. The pistol produced belonged to pri
<lb/>soner. On March 22, when he went out, he said, "I am going to meet my wife to
<lb/>night; I will take the pistol in case I happen to meet Burgess, to defend myself." Prisoner is crippled in one arm. He had been separated from his wife for 18 years, and she had been living with Burgess. I advised him not to take the pistol with him, as he might get into mischief.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-141" type="surname" value="BURGESS"/>
<interp inst="t19110425-name-141" type="given" value="FREDERICK CHARLES"/>FREDERICK CHARLES BURGESS</persName> </hi>. I have known prisoner's wife for five years. In February I went to lodge at 4, Allen Road, Barnsbury; Mrs. Newton went there also; she occupied one room with her son and I occupied another. On March 20 she showed me a postcard from prisoner, asking her to met him at the "Angel." On March 22 I was in the "Angel"; Mrs. Newton was not there. Prisoner came in and went out again; he did not speak to me. Shortly afterwards I left; directly I got outside prisoner pulled a pistol from his pocket and fired at me, and I fell backwards on my head. I am still an out
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<p>Prisoner cross-examined witness as to his relations with Mrs. New
<lb/>ton. Witness denied that he had lived with her as his wife; also that he had ever threatened prisoner.</p>
<p>Inspector
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BURNHAM</hi> </persName>, G Division. I was at the station when prisoner was brought in; he had a very wild appearance, with his eyes staring. The revolver handed to me by Wesley as having been taken from prisoner contained four ball cartridges and one empty cartridge case. On my charging prisoner with shooting at Burgess with intent to murder he said, "I went into the' Angel to have a drink, where I met Burgess; he insulted me and I had to defend my
<lb/>self; I did not mean to do him any injury." On searching prisoner's room I found 39 ball cartridges, which fit this revolver.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-143" type="given" value="ARTHUR GEORGE"/>ARTHUR GEORGE NEWTON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath), gave a long rambling story of the connection between prisoner and his wife, declaring that prisoner had ruined his life.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-36-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty of shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm,</rs> the jury adding, "We think he received a certain amount of provoca
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RECORDER</hi>. (Thursday, April 27.)</p> </div1>
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<p>The Recorder remarked that there was such a thing as conspiring to defraud, and, on Mr. George Elliott's application,
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<p>Against Hull two previous convictions were proved and he had a bad reputation. There were a number of previous convictions against Dowling, dating from 1907, for which he had received short sentences. He was released from his last sentence in January and since then he had been convicted of loitering.</p>
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<p>Mr. J. P. Grain prosecuted; Mr. Turrell defended.</p>
<p>Mr. Grain stated that after the postponement of this case last Sessions the German authorities had communicated with the authorities here. Prisoner was brought before Mr. Curtis Bennett, the magistrate who had committed her for extradition, and she was now in custody under that warrant.</p>
<p>The Recorder ordered, Mr. Turrell consenting, that the
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<p>Mr. Graham-Campbell prosecuted.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Goddard. I saw you hand a revolver to another man at the corner of Columbia Road.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH MCCLOUD</hi> </persName>, 129 H. About 2.30 p.m. on April 3 I was in Crescent Place when I saw Goldsworthy in the passage of a house. He said, "I have run here for protection. The boys were out shooting me. It was over an affair here on Saturday night." I took him to the station, and on searching him found in his right pocket this revolver, fully loaded in six chambers, one cartridge being dis
<lb/>charged, and in his left pocket this box, containing 42 loose cartridges. (Articles produced). When charged he made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM THOMPSON</hi> </persName>, 219 H. About 2.15 p.m. on April 3 I went with Police-constable Wells into Gascoyne Place, when I saw the two prisoners and another man standing in the centre of the road, each firing a revolver straight down the street. People were standing both sides of the road up against the houses. I gave chase. At the corner of Columbia Road and Gascoyne Place I saw Goddard hand a revolver to another man, who got away. Goddard was eventually caught in Baroness Road. I caught Goldsworthy. He had a revolver in his left hand. A man I do not know came up, tripped me, and threw me into the gutter. The other constables took up the chase. At the station Goldsworthy said, "They maimed me for life, and I meant to have my own back for what they done on Saturday night. It's a pity the shot did not kill him. One-eyed Woolgar done it on me on Saturday night." He had his head bandaged. I know a man named Woolgar.</p>
<p>Statements before the Magistrate. Goldsworthy: "I want this statement attached to the depositions. Goddard was not there." Goddard: "I was not there. I did not have a revolver when I was arrested. I want to call a witness." (This witness did not appear).</p>
<p>The statement that Goldsworthy had made was then read. It was to the effect that on Saturday night, March 30, a man named Johnnie O'Brien had picked a quarrel with him while he was in the "Norfolk" public-house; that he (prisoner) had fought and beat him; that on the following Saturday he was in Hoxton when four men, of whom Woolgar and O'Brien were two, set upon him; that Woolgar stabbed him under the right eye, and O'Brien stabbed him in the back of the head; that this necessitated him going to the hospital, where he had his wounds stitched up; that he was told if he prosecuted the fellows would think he was frightened of them; that he bought a re
<lb/>volver, and on Sunday morning went down Brick Lane with the idea of finding Woolgar and shooting him in the leg; that he saw him with a number of others in Gascoyne Place, and fired one shot at his legs, but missed him; and that he had never seen Goddard before.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-169" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GODDARD</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I was running away for my own protection and not running with this prisoner. I did not have any revolver on me. I did not give a revolver to anyone.</p>
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<p>Mr. G. Tully-Christie prosecuted.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<p>Mr. Horace B. Samuel prosecuted; Mr. St. John McDonald defended Adamson; Mr. L. S. Green appeared for Alexander, who
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<p>Adamson was tried on the case of McGuckin.</p>
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<lb/>velopes. On Alexander was a similar envelope, containing four blank telegraph forms, marked "Private." When Alexander was arrested he was following a boy who had just left the L. and S.W. Bank, and had turned into Gracechurch Street. The two prisoners went into a gate
<lb/>way. Alexander took off his hat and overcoat, which he gave to Adam
<lb/>son, and followed the boy with this envelope in his hand, but the boy turned into a shop. Alexander returned to Adamson, who gave him his hat and overcoat, when we arrested them. At the station they were charged with loitering for the purpose of committing, a felony. They made no reply to the charge. Subsequently they were put up, identified, and other charges of larceny preferred against them.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. £2 17s. 9 1/2 d., a metal watch and chain, metal stamp case, and metal ring and other articles were found upon Adam
<lb/>son. I have no note of having seen Adamson on March 24. I went there, having appointed to meet other officers who were keeping obser
<lb/>vation on the bank.</p>
<p>Detective
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK GUNNER</hi> </persName>, City. On March 24, at 3.25 p.m., I saw Alexander, Adamson, and a third man not in custody standing about opposite the L. and S.W. Bank in Fenchurch Street. After five minutes they went into Gracechurch Street, turned back, stood at the corner of Lombard Street, returned to Fenchurch Street, and shortly afterwards left, going down Lombard Street.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had orders from my superior officer to go to the L. and S.W. Bank at Fenchurch Street owing to robberies from persons leaving banks having been reported. I came on duty at 2.45 p.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-183" type="given" value="WINIFRED"/>WINIFRED BISH</persName> </hi>, shorthand clerk to Anderson and McGuckin, 47 and 51, Featherstone Street. On March 24, at 3.30 p.m., Mr. McGukin gave me an open cheque for £30 to get changed at the London City and Midland Bank in Queen Victoria Street. I arrived there at about 3.50, received four £5 notes, and £10 in gold for the cheque, and left the bank, when Alexander, with his hat and overcoat off, came up to me, and said, "That cheque you just gave me was not endorsed. Take this" (handing me sealed envelope produced) "and give it to the governor. Give me the money and I will take it back to the bank." Thinking the cheque was in the envelope I gave him the money and went back to the office; when the envelope was opened we found it contained three blank telegraph forms.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not see Adamson at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-184" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY GILLIES</persName> </hi>, inspector, Railway Omnibus Company, Limited. On March 24, at 3.45 p.m., I alighted from an omnibus I had inspected opposite the London, City and Midland Bank in Queen Victoria Street, when I saw the two prisoners. Adamson was looking in the doorway of the bank, Alexander was about three yards off on the pavement, and a third man was standing on the curb. Alexander walked towards Adamson, both looked into the bank and spoke to one another. A little after Miss Bish came out. The two prisoners and the third man closed up and followed her. When outside Ormonde House, Queen Victoria Street, Alexander went into the doorway, took his hat and overcoat off and gave them to Adamson to hold, then went forward and followed Bish. I lost sight of them as they passed the Mansion House Station, but following into Cannon Street I saw Alexander talking to her. He was tapping her on the arm with a pencil which he had in his hand. He bowed to her and left her; I saw she had a long envelope in her hand. Alexander then walked back to Ormonde House, where the other two were standing, received his hat and coat and put them on. The following Saturday I picked the two pri
<lb/>soners out from amongst nine other men at the station. I am sure they are the men.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I particularly noticed the three men because they were acting suspiciously. I wear spectacles as I am short-sighted; I could see distinctly. Adamson wore a long dark overcoat with a velvet collar, something like a motor-coat, of a kind of mixture, and a bowler hat. I was at the Mansion House when the prisoners were about to be brought up in a taxi-cab—the officer asked me to go round to the back of the Mansion House, as it would not be right for me to see them. Brown certainly did not bring me back to identify them in the taxi-cab. I was brought into the room, and picked them both out without hesitation from a number of others. I gave a description of the prisoners to Police-constable Brown. I said Adamson was dressed in rather darkish clothes, with a bowler hat, smart appearance, dark, about 5 ft. 7 in., or 8 in. Alexander was shorter—about 5 ft. 7 in., both clean shaven. I am positive they are the men.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I never saw Adamson from March 24 until I picked him out at the Mansion House.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-185" type="given" value="HENRY REES"/>HENRY REES BROUGHTON</persName> </hi>, second cashier, London City and Midland Bank, Queen Victoria Street. Adamson has no connection whatever with my bank. On March 24, about 3.45 p.m., open-bearer cheque (produced) for £30 was cashed by Miss Bish for four £5 notes, numbers 44,823-6, and £10 in gold.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-186" type="given" value="STAPLETON FULKE"/>STAPLETON FULKE GREVILLE</persName> </hi>, clerk, Bank of England. Three £5 notes (produced) were paid in on March 28 and one note on March 29 by the London City and Midland Joint Stock Bank. There is a faint endorsement in the name of Philips on one and the Piccadilly Hotel on the other—no endorsement by either of the prisoners.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-187" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ADAMSON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On March 24 I was not with Alexander. I was not in the City until 4.30 or later. I am not guilty of this crime. On March 24 I met a friend named Harris at the "Spaten Bar," Piccadilly Circus, at 2.30. Harris had two rugs to dispose of, which I took to Madame Cora, a friend of my wife's at 38, Shaftes
<lb/>bury Avenue, sold them to her for 32s. 6d., left her at about 3.20, and met Harris at the "Prince Rupert." We then went together to Butler's Restaurant, where we each had tea, bread and butter, and eggs. We had a dispute about the profit I was entitled to, I claiming 5s. and he saying I was only to have half-a-crown. We were there half an hour; left together, when Harris hailed a taxi-cab, and asked me to accompany him as he knew I was going to the City, as I had an appointment at Houndsditch at 5 p.m. I arrived in the City at about 4.10. I was wearing a light fawn overcoat. I had nothing to do with the robbery, and received none of the proceeds from Alexander. I was arrested on March 31 as stated. The two envelopes containing tele
<lb/>gram forms which were then found upon me were handed to me by Alexander to hold while he went into a cigarette shop. I placed them in my pocket. Neither of those nor the one found on Alexander were directed in my hand-writing. I have never been convicted of any crime.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I sell goods for Harris, and he occasionally sells goods for me. I have known Alexander since last July. I did not tell this story at the police-court. I told Gunner that I could prove I was not there. Gillies's statement is absolutely untrue.</p>
<p>Detective
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-189" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HARRIS</persName> </hi>, 29, Maiden Street, Burdett Road, job-stock buyer, corroborated Adamson. The rugs were sold for 32s. 6d., and having cost 15s., Adamson claimed 8s. 9d. as his half of the profit, but he owed me a few shillings and I refused to give him more than 5s. We left Butler's Restaurant at about four in a "W. and G." taxi-cab. I have seen the driver since, but could not get him to come here to give evidence. We arrived at Lombard Street at 4.30 p.m. I am sure this was March 24, because I had a bet on the horse Rory O'More and lost it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110425-name-190" type="given" value="ALICE LOUIE"/>ALICE LOUIE CUNNINGHAM</persName> </hi>, manageress, Butler's Restaurant, 23, Newport Court, Charing Cross Road. Adamson is a frequent visitor at my restaurant. On March 24, at 3.15 p.m., he came in with Harris; they had tea and eggs; they had a dispute over 5s., and left about 4 p.m. I recollect the day because it was the day before Quarter Day; they left just before I took tea over to the Hippo
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<p>Cross-examined. I sometimes take tea to the Hippodrome at 3.30. I only know Harris by sight as a customer. He asked me to give evi
<lb/>dence yesterday; he said I might prove something about where Harry (Adamson) was. I cannot say how I knew that I was asked about March 24—it was the first time Harris was ever in my shop. The two prisoners have been together at my restaurant.</p>
<p>(Friday, April 28.)</p>
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<p>Sentences postponed till to-morrow in order that the prisoners might have an opportunity of giving information with regard to the third man, who was stated to have been the ringleader.</p>
<p>(Saturday, April 29.)</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110425-48-offence-4 t19110425-name-199"/>Gabrielle Sieffert</persName> 3s. 9 1/2 d., the moneys of
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<p>Mr. R. Ernest Dummett, who appeared to prosecute, said that pri
<lb/>soner was first married on December 12, 1867, and his real wife was still alive. On November 5, 1910, he went to lodge at Chiswick with Sybil Rhoda Duncombe, the woman he afterwards bigamously married. On December 4 he answered an advertisement inserted by Ellen Gordon Sweetman, who was seeking a position as nurse. He went to see her at Kingston-on-Thames, and described himself. as Major-General Mackenzie, a surgeon-general in the Army. He said he was now a medical specialist, and that he had answered this adver
<lb/>tisement because he wanted Miss Sweetman to come as a nurse. He also subsequently described himself as the Duke of St. Omars. The woman was completely deceived, and accepted his invitation to go as nurse and housekeeper for £200 a year. She left her house at Kingston and went to Surbiton with him, and he very soon persuaded her to withdraw her savings, amounting to £170, from the post office. He took £150 of this amount, and on January 2 he married her at St. Mary's Church, Somers Town. He lived with her until January 28, and he then left her and went back to the Duncombes at Chiswick, and on February 2 he went through a form of marriage with Miss Dun
<lb/>combe, who described herself as an artist. They lived together until February 27. He also imposed on the people with whom he lodged at Surbiton, and got sums of money from them. They obviously believed he was Major-General Mackenzie and the Duke of St. Omars, and it was clear that Miss Sweetman believed it, because in getting the £150 from her he gave her a receipt in which she was described as the Right Hon. Countess of St. Omars, and he signed himself as Surgeon-General</p>
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<p>Viscount Ralph Campbell Mackenzie, F.R.C.S., F.R.C.P., M.D., LL.D., C.P. She also signed it as Ellen Gordon Sweetman Duchess of St. Omars.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<lb/>age of Ireland, he became acquainted with a widowed lady at South
<lb/>ampton. He contracted a bigamous marriage with her on Septem
<lb/>ber 10, 1893. There is a long list of convictions up against him: In June, 1894, he called upon two sisters in Bayswater and engaged apartments as the Right Hon. George E. Moles worth, of Glynn Castle, Ross-shire, Scotland. He offered one of the ladies marriage and said he would settle £500 a year on her and £1,000 a year on his death, together with the house and lands known as Braemore, Ross-shire, Scotland.</p>
<p>Chief-inspector
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<lb/>head, whose mother had to sell her home to settle up the debts he incurred.</p>
<p>The following convictions were proved: Dublin City Sessions, March 14, 1905, three years' penal servitude, obtaining a large quan
<lb/>tity of military uniform by false pretences; Lewes Assizes, June 25, 1907, three years' penal servitude, stealing rings and plate.</p>
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