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<p>MAY, 1911.</p>
<p>Vol. CLV.] Part 921.</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>VEZEY-STRONG, MAYOR.</p>
<p>EIGHTH SESSION,</p>
<p>HELD MAY 23RD, 1911, AND FOLLOWING DAYS.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORTHAND BY</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-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="t19110523-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, May 23rd, 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="t19110523-name-3" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN DARLING</persName> </hi>, Knight, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-4" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-5" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Bart.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WM. PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Bart.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-6" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID BURNETT</persName> </hi>, Knight;
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-7" type="given" value="CHARLES AUGUSTIN"/>CHARLES AUGUSTIN HANSON</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-8" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ROLL</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
<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>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-9" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JOHNSTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY C. BUCKINGHAM</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-10" type="given" value="RUPERT"/>RUPERT SMYTHE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Deputy,</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">E. V HUXTABLE</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<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">EIGHTH 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, May 23.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MENDAY</hi>, Arthur Henry (25, accountant)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last Sessions (see p. 2) of uttering a forged warrant and endorsement, was brought up for judgment.</p>
<p>Sentence, One month's imprisonment, dating from the first day of last Sessions.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CAMPBELL</hi>, Catherine (28)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last Sessions (sea p. 22) of attempting to commit suicide, was brought up for judg
<lb/>ment.</p>
<p>Dr. Sullivan, of Holloway Prison, under whose observation pri
<lb/>soner had been, stated that though her demeanour while in prison had been sullen, and at times violent, necessitating her on one occasion being put under restraint, in his opinion her mental condition was not such that she could be certified as insane.</p>
<p>Upon her sister-in-law, Bessie Singleton, promising to take care of her, and on the prisoner herself expressing her contrition and pro
<lb/>mising not to repeat the offence, she was released on her own recog
<lb/>nisances in £20 to come up for judgment if called upon.</p>
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<lb/>perty of His Majesty's Postmaster-General, he being an officer of the Post Office, was brought up for judgment.</p>
<p>Mr. Scott-France, the Court missionary, stated that prisoner's uncle was prepared to give him employment at once.</p>
<p>Sentence, One month's imprisonment, dating from the first day of last Sessions.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">YATEMAN</hi>, William (33, postman)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last Sessions (see p. 3) of stealing one postal packet containing one letter, one fruit knife, the sum of 4s. 6d., three penny and six halfpenny</p>
<p>postage stamps, the property of His Majesty's Postmaster-General, he being an officer of the Post Office, was brought up for judgment.</p>
<p>It was stated that Messrs. Fear Bros, had promised to find him employment.</p>
<p>Sentence, Six months' hard labour, dating from the first day of last Sessions.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BILLINGS</hi>, Dudley Francis (28, engineer)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last Sessions (see p. 9) of fraudulent conversion, was brought up for judg
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<p>Prisoner had been in custody a month. An offer was made to refund the prosecutor his money by instalments, but this the Recorder would not entertain.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER ROGERS</hi>, I Division, stated that prisoner was convicted in 1903 of stealing his brother's motor-car by a trick, and was released on his own recognisances. Since then he had borne a very good character. There were three minor convictions in 1900, one of them leading to his being sent to a reformatory for four years.</p>
<p>Prisoner denied having been sent to a reformatory, and as there was no officer in attendance to prove this the Recorder disregarded it in the sentence.</p>
<p>Sentence, Two months' hard labour.</p>
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<p>Previous convictions for similar offences in 1899, 1901, and 1910 were proved.</p>
<p>In 1901 prisoner received five years' penal servitude. She had only been released from the 1910 sentence 16 days. She declared that she had in each case committed the offence for her husband, who had been the forger. It was stated that her downfall had been partly caused by her husband, who was an old criminal and was at present in prison.</p>
<p>Friday, May 26.—Mr. Scott-France, the Court missionary, said that he had arranged for prisoner to be taken into a home.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-12-offence-1 t19110523-name-30"/>Martha Powell</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction of felony at the County of London Sessions on August 10, 1909, in the name of Margaret Gardner. This was for a similar offence, stealing property at a railway station. She had been in prison since a girl at various times for similar offences. Since her release from the last sentence</p>
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<p>she had been in a convent, which she had left on May 1; she desired to return.</p>
<p>Friday, May 26.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-12-19110523 t19110523-12-punishment-7"/>Prisoner was released on her own recognisances in £50 to remain in the Convent of the Good Shepherd under the proba
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-13-19110523 t19110523-13-punishment-8"/>Eight months' hard labour</rs>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE DARLING</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, May 24.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-14-offence-1 t19110523-name-34"/>Alice Marler</persName> a certain corrosive fluid called vitriol, with intent to burn her or with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>Marler was a woman with whom prisoner had been living. This was a bad case; prisoner had been consistently cruel to Marler; he had also cruelly treated a woman with whom he had previously lived. Marler was severely injured by the vitriol and suffered great agony.</p>
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<p>Mr. Abinger prosecuted.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BENJAMIN SPENCER</hi> </persName>, 194 X, proved a plan for use in the case.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-38" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WILCOX</persName> </hi>. Deceased was my brother; he was 69 years old; he suffered from paralysis, and was weak in one leg. He was a road sweeper under the Willesden District Council. I identified his body at the mortuary on April 17.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-39" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STILES</persName> </hi>. On April 17 I was assisting at the Stonebridge Hotel, Wembley. Between 5 and 6 p.m. I saw a van come up driven by prisoner in rather a furious fashion. I told prisoner he need not get down as he would not be served. He whipped up the horse and went off as fast as he could go.</p>
<p>Inspector
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<p>driving a van; in it were three or four women and seven or eight children; three men were sitting in the front; the party were singing. Prisoner was going from Wembley towards London. At the Jubilee Clock Tower a tramcar was stationary; deceased and a soldier named Brown were alighting; the latter was assisting the old man on to the pavement. Prisoner's van came along at about eight or nine miles an hour; the shaft struck Wilcox; he and Brown were knocked down, and the wheels passed over both men. Prisoner had these men in view for about 30 yards, and there was nothing to prevent him pulling on to the off-side to avoid them. After the occurrence he whipped up his horses and made off; I cycled after him and overtook the van and stopped it. I then saw that prisoner was drunk. He said, "It was not me, sir, it was the horse." One of the men with him was also drunk; he was arrested and subsequently fined. Wilcox was taken to Dr. Jones's surgery, where he died the same evening. Brown was taken to the hospital, where he was detained till May 16. When I stopped the van the horse was in a very distressed condition, per
<lb/>spiring freely; one of its shoes was thrown.</p>
<p>Dr.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">POBONNAG JEAN BARRAMOFF</hi> </persName>, acting divisional surgeon, said that about 6 p.m. on April 17 he examined prisoner at the police station. Prisoner was not altogether drunk, but was under the in
<lb/>fluence of drink and rather excited.</p>
<p>Dr.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE JONES</hi> </persName>. On this night I was called to the Jubilee Clock Tower; on the ground I saw two men. Wilcox was quite comatose; he died about an hour afterwards. At the post mortem it was found that the skull was badly fractured; one arm and one rib were broken. I knew the old man very well; he was very feeble and helpless on his feet. Before he died he said to me "I am sorry I was foolish enough to go out on a Bank Holiday." I examined Brown; he had an injury to the kidney and passed a lot of blood. I sent him to the hospital.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-43" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA PETT</persName> </hi>. On April 17 I went with my young man, Edward Brown, and his step-father, Wilcox, for an outing. We were on a tramcar which pulled up at the Clock Tower. I alighted first and got on to the pavement. Brown was helping Wilcox; they had got about half-way to the kerb when they were knocked down. I saw the van coming along at a very rapid pace, and I shouted "Please stop quick." There was no traffic in the road at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-44" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DENTON</persName> </hi>, conductor of the tramcar, spoke to seeing the van approaching at a rather furious rate; he signalled to prisoner, who took no notice. After the men were knocked down prisoner made no attempt to pull up.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE LEVEY</hi> </persName>, X Division. I saw prisoner at the police station about 6 p.m. on April 17. He was drunk, and quite unfit to have charge of a horse. He said he had had about six pints of beer. I asked him what time it was; he said "It is about half-past two." The horse was perspiring and in a bad condition.</p>
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<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-46" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ATKINS</persName> </hi>. I was one of the party in the van. Prisoner did not whip the horse.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. We had all had several drinks during the day.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-47" type="given" value="FRANK HERBERT WILLIAM"/>FRANK HERBERT WILLIAM ANGEL</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath), said that the horse he was driving was very restive, and just at the incline where the accident occurred it got out of his control. He did his best to pull up, but could not stop the horse.</p>
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<p>In reply to a caution by Mr. Justice Darling, prisoner said that he would never touch drink again as long as he lived.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19110523-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty.</rs> Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-16-19110523 t19110523-16-punishment-10"/>Five years' penal servitude</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19110523-17-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="murder"/>, was charged on the coroner's inquisition with the wilful murder of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-17-offence-1 t19110523-name-52"/>Frank Potter</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Leycester prosecuted; Mr. Montague Shearman, Junior, de
<lb/>fended at the request of the court.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-53" type="given" value="VIOLET"/>VIOLET POTTER</persName> </hi>. I live with my father and mother (prisoner) at 122, Peabody Cottages, Heme Hill. Father is a tailor. I go out to service every day, but sleep at home. My brother Frank was 11 years old; he had a double clubbed foot; his feet were kept in plaster of paris. My sister Emily 13 years old, has a diseased spine. On April 26 father went out to work at 6 a.m.; I left about 9. I got home about 3.30 in the afternoon; at first I got no answer on knocking at the door; presently Emily opened it; she seemed to be ill. I went upstairs and saw mother lying on the bed unconscious; she was fully dressed. Frank was lying in another bed, undressed; he was then conscious. Exhibit 1, which was found on the kitchen mantelshelf, is in mother's writing. (This note read: "My dear husband and children; do forgive me for what I am doing. I cannot let my darlings live their lives in misery any longer; I love them so much; my last wish is, do all you can to help my dear daughter Vi.")</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I heard my father say in his evidence at the inquest, "My wife had been much depressed for some time, more so the last six months. She has very often cried, and she has suffered from headaches. A brother of hers was put away for a time. I have also heard that her grandmother was insane at one time."</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-54" type="surname" value="FLYNN"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-54" type="given" value=""/>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FLYNN</hi> </persName>, 89, Peabody Cottages. I was called in by the last witness. In the evening when prisoner got better I was sitting with her in the kitchen I asked her, "What made you do it?" She said she was tired of her life; she wanted to go to sleep and her</p>
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<p>children, too. She said she had given the children laudanum; she had bought 10d. worth at Brixton and 2d. worth besides.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have known prisoner for two or three years. She has had very bad health, depressed, and suffering from headaches, especially since Christmas. She was very fond indeed of the children, sod a good mother.</p>
<p>Dr.
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-55" type="surname" value="ECKLIN"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ECKLIN</hi> </persName>. On April 26, about 4 p.m., I was called to see prisoner and her two children; all showed symptoms of opium poisoning. Prisoner was quite unconscious. In about two hours she recovered consciousness; she was at home ill for two days and then went to the infirmary. The boy Frank did not at first show much signs of poisoning. In the evening be became drowsy and finally comatose; at 11 next morning he died. Death was due to opium poisoning.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When prisoner was removed to the infirmary I certified that she was insane.</p>
<p>Detective-inspector
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-56" type="surname" value="HAWKINS"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-56" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT HAWKINS</hi> </persName>, B Division. I arrested pri
<lb/>soner on May 11 at the infirmary. When told the charge she said, "Oh, no; I did not do it; my poor, poor children."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. From inquiries I have learned that prisoner's mother died in a lunatic asylum; her brother was some time in an asylum.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate: "I did not want to hurt my children. I loved them too well."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-57" type="given" value="FRANCIS EDWARD"/>FRANCIS EDWARD FORWARD</persName> </hi>, Assistant Medical Officer at Holloway Prison. I have had prisoner under observation since May 11. When admitted she was in a very dejected, despondent condition. Her memory was a complete blank as to what occurred on April 26. She said she had been suffering dreadfully with her head. She was very emotional and constantly referred to her dear little children. Her mental condition has now improved somewhat, but I consider her now of unsound mind. I think that at the time of this occurrence she did not know the nature and quality of her act; she undoubtedly has homicidal and suicidal tendencies.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19110523-17-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-17-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="insane"/>Guilty, but insane at the time.</rs> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-17-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="insanity"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-17-19110523 t19110523-17-punishment-11"/>Prisoner was ordered to be detained during His Majesty's pleasure.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-18-offence-1 t19110523-name-59"/>Jane Goldstein</persName>, a girl under the age of 13 years.</rs> </p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19110523-18-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-18-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-18-19110523 t19110523-18-punishment-12"/>18 months' hard labour</rs>.</p>
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<p>(Wednesday, May 24.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-19-offence-1 t19110523-name-61"/>His Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>, he being an officer of the Post Office.</rs> Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-19-19110523 t19110523-19-punishment-13"/>Nine months' hard labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-20-offence-1 t19110523-name-63"/>His Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>, he being an officer of the Post Office.</rs> </p>
<p>Dr.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">KENNETT LUND</hi> </persName> and Mrs.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-20-19110523 t19110523-20-punishment-14"/>Nine months' imprisonment, Second Division.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-21-offence-1 t19110523-name-69"/>Wilfred Herring</persName> £10, in each case with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-21-offence-2 t19110523-name-70"/>Archibald Thoday</persName> £10, from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-21-offence-2 t19110523-name-71"/>Arthur Dudley Taylor</persName> a banker's cheque for £10, and from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-21-offence-2 t19110523-name-72"/>Alfred Benjamin Bailey</persName> the sums of £2 and £8, in each case with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner was stated to have been in respectable employment up to a recent period as a foreman founder.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-22-offence-1 t19110523-name-74"/>Percy Eyre</persName>;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19110523-22-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>feloniously obliterating the crossing on the said cheque for £7 4s. 7d., and feloniously uttering the same well knowing the same to have been obliterated, with intent to defraud; </rs>
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<interp inst="t19110523-22-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-22-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>feloniously altering and uttering, knowing the same to be altered, an order for the pay
<lb/>ment of money, to wit, an order for the payment of £7 4s. 7d., with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19110523-22-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-22-offence-4" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>feloniously demanding the sum of £70 4s. 7d. upon and by virtue of an altered instrument, to wit, an altered cheque, knowing the same to be altered.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. D. Main Smith prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-75" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY EYRE</persName> </hi>, 89, Tooley Street, electrician. On April 29 I forwarded to Dowsing and Co., in payment of an account, the cheque produced, which was made out for £7 4s. 7d., and crossed. The crossing has been obliterated, and the amount has been altered to £70 4s. 7d. I was surprised at not getting a receipt, and afterwards learned what had occurred.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-76" type="surname" value="STEVENS"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-76" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>GEORGE FREDERICK STEVENS</persName> </hi>, secretary to Dowsing and Co., Ltd., 105, Great Portland Street. I open all correspondence and endorse cheques for my firm. Cheque produced is for an account due to us for £7 4s. 7d. I first saw the cheque at the police court in its altered state.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-77" type="surname" value="WILLIS"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-77" type="given" value="ERNEST CHARLES"/>ERNEST CHARLES WILLIS</persName> </hi>, cashier, London City and Midland Bank, Tooley Street. On May 2 prisoner presented the cheque produced; I noticed that the crossing had been erased, I think by some acid, and that the amount had been apparently altered, and handed it to my manager, who asked prisoner if he was the payee or merely mes
<lb/>senger.</p>
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<p>Prisoner said he was a messenger—I understood he meant the messenger of the payee. We went across to Eyre's office, when prisoner said that a man in the street had given him the cheque, and that he had since disappeared. Mr. Eyre said that the amount had been altered and the crossing erased, and that he had been wondering at not receiving a receipt from Dowsing and Co.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED NALDRETT</hi> </persName>, 218 M. On May 2 I was called to the London City and Midland Bank, Tooley Street, when the manager said "I shall give this man into custody for endeavour
<lb/>ing to utter this forged cheque." Prisoner replied, "Very well; I did not know it was bad." He was taken to the station and charged, and made no reply.</p>
<p>Prisoner handed in the following statement. On the day of arrest I went to the bank. I was acting as a messenger. I had been in the City seeking employment. On reaching Tooley Street I was asked by a man of smart appearance to go on a message, and being eager to earn something I quickly said I would. He then gave me the cheque and told me to go across the road to the bank, and he would wait where he was for my return. On my reaching the bank I gave the cheque up to one of the officials, who then asked me where I had come from. I said I was acting as a porter or messenger. They then took me to the real owner, and in the meantime the man I had received it from had taken himself off. As to the forging I know nothing about it. In the whole of my life I have never done that. That is all I can say so far as I am concerned.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19110523-22-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted on November 8, 1910, at Newington, receiving six months' hard labour for receiving. Three other convictions were proved of unlawful possession and stealing. He was released from his last sentence on April 8, 1911.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-22-19110523 t19110523-22-punishment-16"/>Twelve months' hard labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19110523-23-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, a certain order for the payment of money, to wit, a banker's cheque for £20 11s. 6d., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. H. H. Lawless, in opening the case, stated that prisoner was charged on his own confession, which he subsequently declared was false; there was no corroboration.</p>
<p>Prisoner now pleaded not guilty and said, "I did not know what I was saying."</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-23-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>At the suggestion of the Recorder, the jury returned a verdict of Not guilty.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19110523-24-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, unlawfully making certain false entries in, and omitting certain material particulars from, certain documents, to wit, certain accounting sheets, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-24-offence-1 t19110523-name-81"/>the Singer Sewing Machine Company, Limited</persName>, his masters, with intent to de
<lb/>fraud;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19110523-24-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-24-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>embezzling the several sums of 8s. 6d., £3 4s., and divers other sums received by him for and on account of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-24-offence-2 t19110523-name-82"/>the Singer Sewing Machine Company, Limited</persName>, his masters.</rs> </p>
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<p>Mr. H. H. Lawless prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110523-name-83" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-83" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEY</persName> </hi>, manager, Singer Sewing Machine Company, 159, Victoria Street. In June, 1910, prisoner was employed as collector and salesman under agreement produced at a salary of 10s. a week and commission. It was his duty to collect instalments, to hand in the amounts received the following day, and every, Friday to render an accounting sheet showing the amounts received during the week and his salary and commission. On April 3 he absented himself and sent letter produced, dated April 4, "Receive one day's notice from me to leave your employment according to agreement. Will call with your property at 5 p.m. to-day." He afterwards rendered a sheet showing that he had collected £9 10s. 6d., which he had not accounted for. He forwarded the letters produced, stating that the company had broken their agreement and that he was entitled to retain the moneys collected as commission due to him. I investigated his accounts and found that on January 10 he received £1 3s. 6d. from Julia Kure, which was not entered in his sheet, but in respect of which two sums of 7s. 6d. were subsequently credited, leaving 8s. 6d. unaccounted for. On February 17 he received 10s. from Lilian Westall, which is entered as 5s. On March 3 he received £3 10s. from Alice Mabbett, on which date there is an entry of 6s. only, leaving £3 4s. unaccounted for. On March 31 he received from Kate Patience £5 4s., of which no entry was made and which is also unaccounted for.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. On June 18 I took about 20 collecting cards from prisoner, which were given to other travellers; in the first instance prisoner was given 60 or 70 accounts from other collectors' business. I told him that I would give him 20 more accounts; it was not done because he absented himself.</p>
<p>The Recorder pointed out that a dispute as to the account would not justify the prisoner in retaining moneys or making false entries.</p>
<p>Re-examined. Prisoner's average earnings were 33s. 9d. a week. It took three weeks or a month to ascertain the total of prisoner's defalca
<lb/>tions, which amount to £39 4s. 6d. Prisoner has never made any objec
<lb/>tion to the change in the customers from whom he collected.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110523-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-84" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-84" type="surname" value="KURE"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-84" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA KURE</persName> </hi>, 22, Tedworth Gardens, Chelsea, domestic servant. On January 11 I paid prisoner £1 3s. 6d. in settlement of the amount owing on my machine; he wrote the amount in book produced. There was no payment of 7s. 6d.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-85" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-85" type="surname" value="EDMUNDS"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-85" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH EDMUNDS</persName> </hi>, 13, Warwick Square, housemaid. On January 28 I paid prisoner 4s., being two instalments on machine which I had on hire purchase; he gave me a receipt in my book produced.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-86" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-86" type="surname" value="WESTALL"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-86" type="given" value="LILIAN"/>LILIAN WESTALL</persName> </hi>, 122, Vauxhall Bridge Road. On February 14 I paid prisoner 10s. on account of my machine, for which he gave me a pencilled receipt on a card produced.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-87" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-87" type="surname" value="BABBETT"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-87" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE BABBETT</persName> </hi>, Eaton Square, domestic servant. On February 27 I paid prisoner £3 10s. to complete the purchase of my machine, which he entered in my book, produced.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-88" type="surname" value="KEY"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-88" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEY</persName> </hi>, recalled. Travellers are required to give receipts only upon the official form—cards produced would not be recognised by my company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-89" type="surname" value="WHITBREAD"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-89" type="given" value="ROBERT JAMES"/>ROBERT JAMES WHITBREAD</persName> </hi>, porter, Morpeth Mansions, Victoria. On March 10 I paid prisoner 2s. instalment on a machine. He gave me business card with receipt on the back (produced). I said, "Why do not You give me the official receipt?" He said, "I have not got my book with me." He promised to send a proper receipt later on, but did not do so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-90" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-90" type="surname" value="12C"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-90" type="given" value="KATE PATIENCE,"/>KATE PATIENCE, 12C</persName> </hi>, Peabody Buildings, Bedfordbury, widow. On March 27 I paid prisoner 10s., the monthly instalment on my machine. He gave me a card as receipt; on March 31 he brought me an official receipt; I then determined to pay amount due on machine in full, which, less discount, was £5 4s., and he put the last seven receipts in my book (produced).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-91" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-91" type="surname" value="SUMMERS"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-91" type="given" value="EMILY BEATRICE"/>EMILY BEATRICE SUMMERS</persName> </hi>, book-keeper, Singer Sewing Machine Company, 159, Victoria Street, vouched the items charged against the prisoner.</p>
<p>Detective
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-92" type="surname" value="CAMERON"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-92" type="given" value="GREGOR"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GREGOR CAMERON</hi> </persName>, A Division. On April 20 I arrested prisoner on a warrant in Vauxhall Bridge Road. He said, "I wrote to them telling them what I had done and how I stood." At the police court the next day he said he was entitled to the money for commission.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have made inquiries and find nothing against the prisoner; what I have found is in his favour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-93" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ANDERSON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). What I have done I con
<lb/>sider I was entirely entitled to do. I am a poor man fighting one of the largest and richest companies in the world, and it is notorious that the wages that they pay their agents are not sufficient. The company have not paid me what I was entitled to under my agreement. I protested and was told that if I did not submit to their arbitrary decision I could leave, which meant that 12 months' hard work was to be sacrificed and that the commission which the company had agreed to pay me would be lost to me. Under these circumstances I did what I thought was best, and if I have erred at all I submit it is an error of judgment, as I consider that the company have deliberately broken their agreement. I gave my notice and sent them a list of all the accounts that I had received, so as to give them as little trouble as possible.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-24-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-24-19110523 t19110523-24-punishment-17"/>Three months' imprisonment, second division.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICKS</hi>, James (26, carman)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t19110523-25-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>pleaded guilty</rs>
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<interp inst="t19110523-25-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-25-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>of stealing two cases of eggs, the property of
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-95" type="surname" value="MUER"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-95" type="given" value="MARK"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-25-offence-1 t19110523-name-95"/>Mark Muer</persName>;</rs>
<rs id="t19110523-25-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19110523-25-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-25-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>forging a certain endorse
<lb/>ment on an accountable receipt for certain goods, to wit, one case of eggs, with intent to defraud the said
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-96" type="surname" value="MUER"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-96" type="given" value="MARK"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-25-offence-2 t19110523-name-96"/>Mark Muer</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted on October 10, 1907, at Croydon Borough Sessions, receiving 12 months' hard labour for felony; three other convictions of three, two, and three months for receiving and frequenting were proved.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<interp inst="t19110523-25-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LAWS</hi>, Henry (68, dealer)</persName>, pleaded guilty
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-26-offence-1 t19110523-name-98"/>William Rickets</persName>, one brass plate, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-26-offence-1 t19110523-name-100"/>John Edward Burrows</persName>, and 31 lb. in weight of printers' plates, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-26-offence-1 t19110523-name-101"/>Spottiswoode and Company, Limited</persName>, and feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at Newington Sessions on December 8, 1908, receiving 23 months' hard labour for receiving stolen lead. Other convictions proved: March 10, 1908, North London Police Court, three months; North London Sessions, May 5, 1903, 15 months; November 21, 1905, 22 months, for receiving and stealing; Clerkenwell, October 1, 1910, six months for receiving coal.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<p>It being stated that arrangements had been made for prisoner to go back to Germany,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-27-19110523 t19110523-27-punishment-20"/>he was released on his own recognisances in £20 to come up for judgment if called upon.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-28-offence-3 t19110523-name-104"/>the Aster Engineering Company</persName>, his masters; stealing a quantity of steel, brass and aluminium fittings, the goods of the Aster Engineer
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<p>Sentence: For coining and possessing coining implements,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-28-19110523 t19110523-28-punishment-21"/>Seven years' penal servitude;</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-28-19110523 t19110523-28-punishment-23"/>recommended for expulsion under the Aliens Act.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Wilkinson and Mr. Travers Humphreys prosecuted.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE WESTON</hi> </persName>, X Division. On April 25, at 9 p.m., with Sergeant Girdler I went to 46, Philpot Street. The door was opened by a woman; prisoner was standing behind it. I said to him, "Your name is Douglas?" He made no reply but rushed at us and struck at us. I said, "I have reason to believe you are in pos
<lb/>session of counterfeit coin." He struggled and took something from his pocket. On the way to Arbour Square Police Station he said, "I know you have got me safe for the soft stuff," meaning the 10 florins wrapped up in separate paper which were picked up by Sergeant Girdler.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-110" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. The coins produced are counterfeit. There are two dates.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-111" type="given" value="ABE"/>ABE PULVERNESS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). The counterfeit coins found on me were given to me a quarter of an hour before my arrest in the presence of Mrs. Silver by a man to mind till 10 o'clock the next morning. They were wrapped in paper. I did not know what they were till later on, when the parcel dropped out of my pocket. About five minutes after, when I was going to find the fellow to give them back, I was stopped at the door by the detectives. There was no struggle. I resisted and they attempted to strike me with some kind of weapon. I had no intention to utter those coins or make any use whatever of them.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The coins were given to me to take care of, not for my own use, by a man I know as Charlie Murray. I do not know his address. I was to return them the next day.</p>
<p>Mrs.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ANNIE SILVER</hi> </persName>, 46, Philpot Street. Prisoner is my brother. He called at my house, 46, Philpot Street, with another fellow, who gave him something and went away. Prisoner asked me for some
<lb/>thing to eat and some money for his lodgings. I gave him 7d. A knock came to the door, which prisoner opened. I heard a noise and went into the passage and found prisoner struggling with two men. I said, "What is the matter? Don't hit him"; then the gentlemen said, "I will take you as well," and they threw me on one side. I saw the man hand my brother a parcel and afterwards saw it drop out of his pocket. It broke and I saw what was like 2s. pieces wrapped in paper come out of it. I do not know whether they were bad coin or not.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I could not say the colour of the parcel. I do not know whether my brother had a coat. I have not seen the other man before or since.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-113" type="given" value="ABE"/>ABE PULVERNESS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I had no intention of having the coin. I had been out making applications for employment.</p>
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<p>Mr. Travers Humphreys stated that on April 1 Byerley was seen with another man in Commercial Road by Police-constable Mitchell to take a jemmy out of his pocket and try a door; they then went to another street close by and tried a door. The officer then went up and told him he would arrest him; Byerley said, "You will arrest me! You will arrest someone, you will "; he and the other man threw the officer to the ground; the other man kicked the officer and Byerley struck him with a jemmy, then struck him again; the officer put up his left hand to guard the blow and the left forefinger was broken. Pri
<lb/>soners then ran away, but were followed by the officer and Byerley was caught. The result of the injury to the finger was not certain, but the doctor thought it might have to be amputated.</p>
<p>Sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE WESTON</hi> </persName> proved a number of convictions against Byerley.</p>
<p>Sentences: Byerley, for maliciously wounding,
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<interp inst="t19110523-30-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>feloniously possessing counterfeit coin with intent to utter the same.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Wilkinson prosecuted.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN BEARD</hi> </persName>, L Division. On April 19, at 9.45 p.m., in company with another officer, I went to 22, Old Paradise Street, Lambeth. Prisoner opened the door. He had a small file in his hand. On the table were some paper bags and on the floor some particles of plaster of paris. Another bag contained a quantity of silver sand. I asked, "What is this for?" He replied, "I am going to scrub the floor." I asked, "Where is your scrubbing brush?" He replied, "I am cleaning the knives and forks with it." I said, "I shall search you"; he then produced five counterfeit sixpences and five counterfeit shillings from his right-hand trousers pocket. The shillings are dated 1898 and the sixpences 1907. He had 3s. good money. He said, "Here you are; here is the lot; I was just getting them ready when you came in." Three are finished and three un
<lb/>finished. I searched the room. In the grate were two bags containing plaster of paris, one bag containing sand, a basin containing water and particles of sand (produced). In the fire pieces of plaster of paris. A plaster of paris mould broken up, with parts of the impres
<lb/>sion of a shilling on it. On the top of the stove three tins with molten metal adhering to them. Also a gas ring.</p>
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<p>To Prisoner. I accused your boy Frank of uttering a bad 6d. to another boy. After leaving I came back and said you would be searched, when you handed over the bad coins.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ALLEN</hi> </persName>, L Division. Five days after prisoner's grrest I went to 22, Old Paradise Street and found in the front room on the ground floor a basin with some chemical substance, an oven piste with particles of plaster of paris on it, a file fitting the holes on the side of the tin.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. You told me about the basin. I did not find anything else.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-118" type="given" value="DAVID ERNEST JAMES"/>DAVID ERNEST JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi>, caretaker. Prisoner has lived at 22, Old Paradise Street since November 7, 1910.</p>
<p>To prisoner. The gas ring is supplied by the gas company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-119" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-119" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. The coins produced are counterfeit and from one pattern.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-120" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-120" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HALL</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath) stated that on April 19 he founds parcel in Prat Street, on the ground, containing three coin moulds and other articles and the coins.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19110523-30-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>A previous conviction was proved.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-30-19110523 t19110523-30-punishment-27"/>18 months' hard labour</rs>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JUDGE RENTOUL</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, May 24.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-31-offence-1 t19110523-geo-2"/>Sermon Lane Mission Hall</placeName> and stealing therein one organ and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-31-offence-1 t19110523-name-123"/>trustees of the said Mission Hall</persName>; </rs>
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<p>Mr. Heddon prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-124" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CUTHBERT</persName> </hi>, 16, College Street, N. I am superintendent of the Sermon Lane Mission Hall. The hall has been used for divine worship since 1854. On May 5 the caretaker closed the hall at 7 p.m. Next day when I went to the hall I missed the curtains, carpet, oil
<lb/>cloth, and portable organ. The total value is about £5. I afterwards went to Caledonian Road Police Station and identified all the articles and four keys.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-125" type="surname" value="LEMON"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES LEMON</hi> </persName>, 891 Y. At 10.45 a.m. on May 6 I saw prisoner in Offord Street with a loaded barrow covered with red cloth. Owing to his suspicious conduct I kept him under observation. I followed him to a shop in Caledonian Road, where he tried to dispose of the stuff. He saw me and tried to avoid me. He ran away. I gave chase and eventually caught him. I asked him why he ran. He made no reply. I took him back to the barrow and asked him where</p>
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<p>he got it. He said, "I stole it somewhere near the 'Angel.'" I had not then seen the contents of the barrow. I took him to the station, where he was detained. I found on him six keys and one penny.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<persName id="t19110523-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ERNEST PULLEN</hi> </persName>, N. I went to Sermon Lane Mission Hall at 6.15 p.m. on May 6 and examined the place. I found that entry had been effected from a yard at the side of the hall. I saw prisoner at Caledonian Road Police Station about 4 p.m. that day, where he was detained on a charge of unlawful possession. I told him then that he would be charged with breaking into this mission hall. He said, "I found it in the Mews about 5.30 this morning. There was no one with it and I though I might as well have it as anyone else."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-127" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-127" type="given" value="ELEANOR"/>ELEANOR MOORE</persName> </hi>, caretaker of the hall. I closed the hall on the Friday at about 7 p.m. Everything was secure. I recognise these keys. They were kept in a cupboard in the kitchen, hanging on a nail.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate." About 5.30 a.m. Saturday I was looking for an empty barrow. I saw two constables looking at a barrow. After they left I looked at the barrow. I saw some old carpet. I thought I would take it to a police station. I left it at the Mews till 8.30 a.m. I took it out and went to sell it. I did not know it was stolen."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-128" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On this Saturday morning about 10 to 6 I turned out of my bed with the intention of going to get a barrow to go to market. I goes round to Sermon Lane, where the barrows are kept. Going through the lane I see two constables in the Mews looking at something. I did not know what it was, but I passed right on. Going up the lane, I looked to see if I could find a barrow, but being late other costers had taken them all. I come back to the Mews, thinking I might find one there. There was no barrow there. While I was there I was wondering what the policemen were looking at. I go in the direction where the policemen were looking. I thought the stuff on the barrow had been somebody's spring cleaning from the squares close by, and to get rid of it they had put it in the barrow in the mews. It was all dirty. The two constables was there in front of me when I pulled it out from the place. I pulled it out into the centre of the mews and examined it further. I did not think much of my opinion. I thought, "Shall I take it to the police station?" I went away. When I come back the constables had gone. I thought I would take it out of the place with the intention of taking it to the police station. I gets halfway when I thinks to myself, "I want to do my own day's work; to-morrow is Sunday; I can earn a couple of pounds with the money I have in my pocket; if I go to the police station they might detain me and say I stole them, and I cannot say any more than where I find it from." I thought, "I will leave them and anybody can have them." I left them from about a quarter past 6 to half past 8. Anybody could have taken them. All I wanted was a barrow, being Saturday morning. I goes to Poster's to try to get</p>
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<p>a barrow there and could not get one. I thought to myself, "I will have the barrow with the things in it; I don't want the things; if I can get a few ha'pence for them I may as well have the benefit and go to market and do a proper day's work." I took them away from this place to Offord Road first, where I asked a gentleman if he would like to buy a lot of old stuff. He did not want them. I took them to a man in Caledonian Road; he did not want them. While I was asking him, the constable came up. I thought there was something wrong. I did not want to get into trouble; I wanted to get off to market. 1 was taken into custody, brought back, and charged with stealing.</p>
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<p>Four previous convictions were proved.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-31-19110523 t19110523-31-punishment-28"/>12 months' hard labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-32-offence-1 t19110523-name-130"/>Herbert Downs</persName> and stealing therein 760 lb. in weight of tea and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Sydenham Jones prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-131" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-131" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT DOWNS</persName> </hi>, grocer, 141, Victoria Dock Road, E. On May 2 about 10 p.m. I locked up my shop. Returning next morning about 8 a.m. the first thing I noticed was that some bins we put tea in had been removed from the place where they were put overnight. I also noticed there was tea missing. I sent for a constable. On looking round I found that the warehouse gate had been forced from the top and side; the bolt was wrenched off. There were marks on the gate which correspond with the jemmy produced. About 760 lb. tea were missing, some bottles of Bovril and Oxo, and five doxen tins salmon. The value would be about £45.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110523-name-132" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-132" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CRANE</persName> </hi>, carman to W. R. White. On May 3 about 7.30 a.m. I was proceeding to 52, Eastfield Street. Before I went there I see the van drive by me in Ashton Street, where I was inquiring for a pair of ponies to do my day's work, and sent a man named Nash for a constable while prisoner and another man were unloading the tea at 52, Eastfield Street. I saw them carry in four to six bags of tea. I was standing at the corner and did not want prisoner to see me and did not see exactly the amount they took in.</p>
<p>Detective
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANK GIRDLER</hi> </persName>, H Division. Accompanied by last witness and Detective-sergeant Weston, I went to 52, Eastfield Street on May 3. On entering the house I found four sacks containing tea in the front room, ground floor. I left Weston in charge and went back to the police station, where prisoner was. Weston found the rest of the tea. I told prisoner the charge and on searching him I found a bottle of Oxo in his right hand jacket pocket. Two other bottles were found amongst some tea in the van. I searched the sacks of tea when brought by Weston and in one sack I found 645 1/4 lb. packets of tea. I also found this jemmy in a sack. I have compared the marks on the gate and the jemmy exactly fits. Prisoner was arrested by Police-constable Gwinnell. When I told prisoner at the station that he would be charged he said, "Yes, we got it from Victoria Docks way." When charged he said, "I do not know any
<lb/>thing</p>
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<p>about that"—that referred to the tea. He was charged with horse stealing first.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE WESTON</hi> </persName>, H Division. I assisted in searching the premises, 52, Eastfield Street, on May 3. In the coal-cellar under the staircase I found three sacks of tea; under the bed-clothes on the bed I found two jemmies. (To the Judge.) 52, East-field Street is the address of the man who escaped.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. We have been unable to find the other man; we would like to.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GWINNELL</hi> </persName>, 298 H. On May 3 about 7.45 a.m. I was called by witness Crane to Carr Street. I there saw prisoner and another man. I took prisoner into custody; the other ran away.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. There was a third man; he was dark and stoutly built, about 5 ft. 9 in. in height. (To the Judge.) From information I received from Crane I went to 52, Eastfield Street. I know the district and who lives there. He is a man who is well known. I only saw him once.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110523-name-136" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-136" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LAWRENCE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). This man used to work for a carman and contractor. I know him as an honest man. I used to drive about with him when I came home from sea. This morning he asked me where I had been. I told him I had been in Greenwich Hospital five weeks. He said, "Come and have a ride?" I said "Yes." We drove to Canning Town and he asked me if I would object to stand at the coffee shop till he came back as he would not like the people to see two men on the van. When he came back he had another man in his company. We got on the van; he allowed me to drive. I drove right through the very streets where I live and am well known. He always allowed me to drive when I went with him. He sat in the van and smoked. I used to work with him. He said he was going to leave the sacks at Eastfield Street until he had delivered the other things that were in the van. He drove to the bottom of the street and stopped in front of a coffee house (the other man stayed in the house). When he left the van he said, "Put the nosebags on"; I put one bag on and he put another. He went to the corner, saw the police, and ran. I stayed there and got arrested. I was taken to the station and charged with stealing the van and horses. When I was arrested there was no tea in the van; it had been taken into this house next door to the coffee shop.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Eastfield Street is about three miles from Canning Town. Why I was so far from home was I was looking for a job in Regent's Canal Basin. I worked with the man I accompanied. I do not know his name; they used to call him Jack. I knew him to be an honest man, driving for this firm for a long time. It is a natural thing for anybody to drive. If a man has a vanboy he allows him to drive. (To the Foreman of the Jury.) I do not know what the object of the man was in running away; it turned out afterwards the van was</p>
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<p>stolen. I naturally thought the same as you did. Any of you gentle
<lb/>men could make the same mistake. If a friend of yours had a motor
<lb/>car and took you for a drive, you would not ask if he was starving; you would go for the drive. Supposing whoever it is in that motor-car sees a detective and runs away and you are left in charge and they arrest you for it, you have got the same chance of getting out of it as I have. It is hard to make anybody believe the story when once you are convicted. (To the Judge.) Why did I take the bottle of Oxo? That is the only thing you can punish me for, I think.</p>
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<p>Prisoner was further indicted
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<persName id="t19110523-name-138" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-138" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CRANE</persName> </hi>, carman to Mr. White. Mr. White has a stable at No. 2, Salmon Lane. I was in charge of the stable on May 2. I left about 9 a.m. The governor was with me when I locked up. There was a padlock on the inside and one on the outside. When I went next morning, I found it had been broken open and the van was missing. One padlock was broken, the other was not, but was lying on the ground. They must have had a key of their own. A quantity of starch and blacklead was missing, the two horses and van, a double set of harness, a tarpaulin, and hoops. The value is about £100. I told the governor what had happened and went with him to the police station and made a statement. I left the governor there and he told me to go and see if I could get a pair of ponies to do my day's work with. While I was inquiring about a pair of ponies of a woman named Butler in Ashton Street a man named Ash, who was waiting to do the day's work while I went to the court, was beside me when prisoner drove by with a pair of ponies. The advertisement plates—Zebra Blacklead, Reckitt's Blue, Brasso Metal Polish—had been moved off the van. I should not have noticed they were the ponies only I noticed the pony on the off side was a bay pony. I said to the other witness, "Don't look round; there goes my ponies." When they got to the corner of Eastfield Street I followed them. They drove it round the corner and stopped on the right hand side, next door to the coffee shop. Prisoner put the boxes of tea on the pavement and the other man carried them in. There was only two in the van when I saw them. I sent Nash for a constable. Finding he was so long gone, and thinking they wouid be some minutes unloading, I went myself for a constable. At Ben Jonson Road I found Police-constable 298. He came back with me to Eastfield Street. The van was gone. Just as I got to the bottom of Eastfield Street I saw the van. just as I got near it the constable came round the corner. They were going to leave the van. I shouted to the constable, "They are the two." The constable claimed pri
<lb/>soner; the other ran by him. I ran after him; he ran down several turnings and got into a house by the time I got into the turning. I did not see which house he ran in so he escaped.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-139" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ASH</persName> </hi>, labourer, 22, Ocean Street, Stepney. I am employed by G. R. Allen, St. Katherine Dock, I went with last witness on</p>
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<p>May 3 to try and hire a van and two horses. He told me his had been stolen from the stable. As we were standing in Ashton Street I saw prisoner and another man driving two ponies and a van past us. Last witness said he would keep them under observation and asked me to go for a policeman. Prisoner was driving. I only saw two men. I did not see a policeman till I got to the "Green Dragon"; there I saw Detective-sergeant Girdler and told him we had found the ponies and van in Ashton Street. When we proceeded round there we perceived prisoner in custody.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<p>Detective-sergeant
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<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I cannot account for none of the witnesses seeing the third man. As I told you this morning, one man went into the house and he never came out again. When I first saw the van there was a tarpaulin spread right over to the wheels. That does not make any difference to the driving of it. I did not notice the advertisements on the van; I did not see any. All I did was to get up in the van and drive it. I had known the man a good time by travelling about with him when I came home. I have not seen him since.</p>
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<p>Several previous convictions were proved.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-32-19110523 t19110523-32-punishment-30"/>Three years' penal servitude; to run concurrently.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JUDGE RENTOUL</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, May 24.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-33-offence-2 t19110523-name-145"/>Robina Catherine Barton</persName>, his former wife being then alive;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19110523-33-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>stealing certain bonds, to wit £300 Japan 4 1/2 per cent. Second Series, £300 Chinese 4 1/2 per cent., £300 Russian 4 1/2 per cent.,and 500 Rio de Janeiro 5 per cent. First Debentures, the property of the said Robina Catherine Barton.</rs> </p>
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<p>Mr. Metcalfe, who appeared to prosecute, said that prisoner in 1908, while a married man with a grown-up family, met a Mrs. Johnson, a widow, at Colchester, and, giving the name of Sidney George Graham, pretended to be frightfully in love with her. He obtained from her about £500 and went through a form of marriage with her at the parish church, Clapham. They lived together for about three months, when she found out that he was a married man. She never saw him again until she saw him at the police court when he was taken on another charge. Having possessed himself of her property, he met at Yokohama a Miss Barton, who was a stewardess of one of the P. and O. liners. He told her he was a widower, that his wife had died 18 years before, and they went through a form of marriage at West Ham on May 17, 1910. After the ceremony he induced her to give him £964 to invest in bonds. These were put into a box. On June 11 he went away, leaving a note on the table. The bonds dis
<lb/>appeared when he did. She put the matter into the hands of the police. There were a number of other cases. One lady he relieved of £1,000. In January, 1895, for frauds similar to the present pri
<lb/>soner had been sentenced to two terms of five years, to run concur
<lb/>rently and five years' penal servitude.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-33-19110523 t19110523-33-punishment-31"/>Seven years' penal servitude on each indictment, to run concurrently.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<p>(Thursday, May 25.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-147" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>Comte Herne d'Hunolstein</persName>, knowing the same to have been stolen outside the United Kingdom, to wit, at Paris</rs>.</p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at Newington Sessions on September 23, 1903, being sentenced to three months in the second division for obtaining money by false pretences; he was stated to have since been in respectable business as a dealer.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHMOND</hi>, Percy (22, porter)</persName>, who on November 15, 1910 (see vol. cliv. page 1) was convicted of feloniously wounding Edith Rich
<lb/>mond with intent to do her grievous bodily harm and was released on recognisances, was brought up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDITH RICHMOND</hi>, wife of the prisoner. On March 26 I was in a public-house in Bunhill Row with a friend when prisoner came in, said "I thought I would find you," and struck me in the face with his fist. I came out; he followed me and said he intended to take my head right off my shoulders this time, he would not make a mess of me the same as he did last time. A policeman told me to take out</p>
<p>a summons, which I did. Prisoner was brought up at Old Street Police Court and bound over to keep the peace for twelve months. In November last prisoner was convicted before Mr. Justice Darling of having cut my throat.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner did not order me out of the bar. There were not a number of men there. He was heavily in drink. He is a porter in Covent Garden. I did not call him names or call after him.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN NEWING</hi>, G Division. I was present at Old Street Police Court on April 10 when prisoner was bound over by Mr. Biron in £5 to come up for judgment if called upon within 12 months. His father said he thought he could get him on a ship and would endeavour to send him abroad. Since his conviction pri
<lb/>soner has been working for Bidwood for three months and was discharged with a good character owing to slackness of trade. I have since seen prisoner's father, who states that his brother came forward without authority and stood surety for prisoner in £5, but he declines to come forward now in his behalf. The prisoner is given to drink, was turned out of his father's house, and will not do anything his father tells him.</p>
<p>Sentence, Six months' hard labour.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at Middlesex Sessions on January 8, 1898, and sentenced to 18 months' hard labour for re
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> THE COMMON SERJEANT. (Thursday, May 25.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19110523-37-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, both feloniously possessing a mould upon which was impressed the obverse side of a florin; </rs>
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<p>Mr. Pickersgill, M.P., prosecuted; Mr. Beaufoi Moore defended Thompson.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CORNISH</hi>. On April 15, at 7.30 p.m., I with other officers went to 63, Ely Terrace, Mile End. On the kitchen table I found a mould containing a 2s. piece, pot containing metal, three spoons, two files, copper wire, two knives, pot of tallow, two irou frames for holding the mould. Upstairs Police-constable Nicholls found a bottle containing cyanide of potassium, plaster of paris, and silver sand. At 11.30 Walsh came in; he was told what had been found and said it had only been going on for five weeks since Ginger Brady came there; that they had dropped eight that night round New Cross and Greenwich; "he has been making them here with another man I do not know, and it looks to me he has sent you here." Two counterfeit florins were found on him; in good money 19s. 9d. silver and 1s. 7 1/4 d. bronze, and several penny articles; he said, "Brady gave me those; I have been carrying, he has been dropping. At 1 o'clock Thompson knocked at the door; he said, "I live here and sleep upstairs"; when told what had been found he said, "I don't live here; I live at Rowton House, Whitechapel; my name is Thomp
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<p>Cross-examined. Thompson first said he lived there, but when he learnt we were police officers he said he did not live there. No bad coins were found on him.</p>
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<lb/>borated.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE BENJAMIN</hi> </persName>, 64, Ely Terrace, stated that she knew Walsh and had seen Thompson going into Walsh's house, she believed, about a fortnight before Easter, between 10 and 11 at night, three or four times, and had also seen him in the morning in his shirt sleeves in the back yard; she hacl also seen them together in a public-house, the "Coach and Horses," Mile End Road.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Mr. and Mrs. Walsh had a row on April 8 and it was after that I saw Thompson
<hi rend="italic">go</hi> into the house; it would be about the 11th.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-159" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. The metal in the pot is of the character of that of which counterfeit coins are made. The two florins produced are counterfeit.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-160" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WALSH</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath) stated that he pleaded guilty to being in possession of the two counterfeit coins, but knew nothing of the mould.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I received the two coins from a man not in custody. I had been out with the other prisoner carrying and him uttering in New Cross and Greenwich.</p>
<p>To Mr. Beaufoi Moore. I first met Thompson on Monday, April 8, and he was at my place practically every day after; I lent him a shilling on the Wednesday before the arrest.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-161" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE THOMPSON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I first met Walsh on April 10. I met him again on the 12th, when he lent me a shilling. On Saturday, 15th, after the public-houses were shut, I knocked at Walsh's house to repay the shilling and was arrested. I did not say 1 lived there. I had nothing whatever to do with the making or uttering.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had been in Aldgate on the Saturday night and afterwards in the "Coach and Horses from 8 o'clock till closing time.</p>
<p>Mrs.
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<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">NICHOLLS</hi> stated that he had made inquiries as to Walsh and had found nothing against his character.</p>
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<p>Detective
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES PITTS</hi> </persName>. About midday on April 29 in York Road, Lambeth, I saw prisoner proceeding towards Westminster Bridge Road. Outside the "Rising Sun" public-house he was joined by three other men and went into the "New Bridge House" public-house. While proceeding there prisoner took some packets from his pocket and handed them to the other men. I obtained assistance and then went to the public-house where we found prisoner and another man. Sergeant Goodwillie said, "I am a police officer and have reason to believe you have a quantity of counterfeit coin"; the other man said, "I have not got any on me, guv'nor"; Williams said, "I have got them," and out of his hip pocket took two packets containing 48 counterfeit coins.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GOODWILLIE</hi> </persName>. In consequence of a communica
<lb/>tion received from Detective Pitts I arrested prisoner, who handed me 48 counterfeit half-crowns; 38 dated 1910, five dated 1905, and five dated 1908.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-165" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. The 48 coins produced are counterfeit and made from four different patterns.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-166" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I met three men in Bridge Road and we went in to have a drink; two of them drank up their beer and one of them says, "Mind these while I go and have a shave," and immediately after in walks the police.</p>
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<p>Four previous convictions were proved, including one with a sen
<lb/>tence of six months' hard labour for uttering counterfeit coin.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-39-offence-1 t19110523-name-169"/>Ernest Bangor</persName> £57 10s., from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-39-offence-1 t19110523-name-170"/>William Charles Higgins</persName> £5 and £53, in each case with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-39-offence-3 t19110523-name-174"/>William Charles Higgins</persName>, unlawfully did obtain credit by fraud other than false pretences.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Muir, Mr. Leycester, and Mr. Adrian Clark prosecuted; Mr. Eustace Fulton defended Bee.</p>
<p>Mr. Leycester opened the case.</p>
<p>(Friday, May 26.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-175" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST BANGER</persName> </hi>, blacksmith, Southsea. In January I saw in the "Portsmouth Evening News" an advertisement (Exhibit 13)." Man, married, wanted as collector and caretaker for garage and contractor's yard; permanent position for reliable man; cash security required. A. B., 47, Clovelly Road, Ealing." I wrote for particulars and re
<lb/>ceived B. in reply a letter signed "A. B., for Geoffrey Jones," stating C. that the duties would be to collect all moneys and take charge of D. vans, harness, and horses, and that £75 was required for security. E. After several other letters I met Jones at Guildhall by appointment F. on January 24. He told me that the situation would be at Grove G. Lodge, Tollington Park; he said he had been at the same place 30 years H. ago and had 40 horses and vans there, but he had not got any there I. now. He said he had a big building contractor's business at Waltham
<lb/>stow, J. with a number of horses and pantechnicons, and a big coal K. trade business in Ealing. He said he had spent £100 in putting the L. place at Grove Lodge in order. I told him I had not got £75 for M. security but only £50; he eventually agreed to take £60, and I handed N. over £57 10s., the deduction of £2 10s. being for my travelling ex
<lb/>penses. O. Before parting with the money I had been over Grove Lodge P. with Jones and Bee (the latter being introduced to me by Jones as Q. his confidential clerk), and was much impressed with the place; it R. was a good-sized place, with accommodation for a lot of Vans and S. horses. Jones said he was spending a lot of money in putting the T. place straight, and the workmen were there; he said he was going U. to transfer there the business from Walthamstow in a week or two. I V. spoke about security for my £60; I was told that that sum was nothing W. to the stock there would be in the place. When I parted with my X. money I believed I was going into a very good job. I moved up and Y. entered Grove Lodge on January 28 and stayed there just over two Z. months. The only business I did was one removal, for 2s. 6d. There AA. were no horses when I went there; after a week or so two horses BB. came. After the workmen had left a carman came; he was paid by CC. the week. When Jones called I used to tell him that I had no busi
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<p>excuses, saying that they were not ready to undertake business yet. On March 1 there was £5 due to me for wages and 5s. for interest. I pressed for this but could not get it; on March 3 I got 15s., and later on 5s., 2s. 6d., and 1s. I issued a writ, and on March 11 I was paid the difference between these sums and the £5 5s. At the end of March 1 went to Jones's place in Tollington Park and saw a man there; I asked Jones who he was and he said it was his son. After-wards I asked the man if his name was Jones and he said "No," his name was Higgins. As the result of our conversation we went to a solicitor and a warrant was issued. I repeatedly asked Jones to return me my deposit, but I never got it. He gave me a month's notice. Bee brought me down a form for me to sign, agreeing to accept £50 and £5 for wages and to clear out at once; I said I would not sign anything till I got my money. These communications and the agreement that I signed first are all in Bee's writing. I had given to me three books for the business; I never made any entries in them. One reason Jones gave me for not returning my money was that he had spent £40 of it to speculate in building lands.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Jones. I was wrong in saying that all the busi
<lb/>ness I did amounted to 2s. 6d.; it was a removing job, two hours at 2s. 6d. = 5s. (eventually witness admitted that there were other small jobs). As I was paid on March 11 the wages and interest due on March 1 there was nothing more due until April 1. I swore the information and obtained a warrant on March 30. It is not the fact that on March 3 or 4 I was drinking with Faulkner, the carman, in public houses from 8.30 a.m. till 11. I was not repeatedly or at all drunk during February and March. The day after your arrest your wife called on me; she said that if I would leave the place and without the prosecution she would pay me my £60; she said she had the money in her purse; I told her I would withdraw anything so as to get my £60, but I did not get it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Fulton. It was Jones who at the interview at Guildford gave me the particulars I have mentioned, and I thought the job was a very good one; I had not then heard of Bee. Afterwards there were general conversations between me and Jones and Bee. I handed over my money to Jones. Bee was not employed ait Grove Lodge, but he often attended there. I regard Bee as a partner of Jones. Bee used to open letters that came for Jones and destroy some. The writ I issued was against Jones alone. In the Informa
<lb/>tion I described Bee as Jones's secretary. When I call Bee a "part
<lb/>ner" I mean a partner in the swindle.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-176" type="given" value="THOMAS WALTER"/>THOMAS WALTER SAINT</persName> </hi>, solicitor, Finsbury Park Chambers. Early in March I was consulted by Banger and wrote to Jones, who called on me on the 10th. Banger had given me a piece of paper given to him by Jones, with the name of the latter's solicitor as Taylor, at an address in South Kensington. I told Jones that there was no solicitor of that name or any other at that address. The address afterwards turned out to be that of Bee. Jones promised to call the following day and pay the amount of Banger's claim; he failed to do so, and</p>
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<p>on March 11 I issued a writ. I subsequently saw Higgins, and, acting for both him and Banger, I drew up the Information on which the warrant in this case was granted.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE HIGGINS</persName> </hi>, furniture salesman, Walton Road, Woking. On March 14 (living then at Oxford) I read an advertise
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<lb/>ments; good commission; cash security of £75 required. Address, Antique, box 273." I answered the advertisement and received a reply, signed G. Jones, from 43, Clovelly Road, Ealing. On March 17 I went to this addrest and there saw Jones. He said he had a lot to do in his coal business at Ealing and wanted a salesman at his furniture business at 176, Tollington Park; he said he had a number of vans and horses. He showed me the lease of 176, for which he said he had paid £120. We went together to 176; it was a very tall building; a shop at the front, large side doors, and stabling; eight rooms over the shop and yard. The shop was fairly well stocked with furniture; he said that this was his and that there was more coming in when he could spare his vans to fetch it from his other premises. He said he had spent over £100 in doing up the place. Eventually I paid Jones £60 as security and took the situation. The agreement I signed has Jones's signature, but the body of it is in Bee's writing. Jones introduced Bee as his confidential clerk. When I parted with my money I thought the whole thing genuine. I took possession at 176, Tollington Park on March 22. Jones gave me three small account books. Occasionally customers came and asked for estimates for removals; I would give the message to Jones or Bee, sually Bee; they would tell me to make some excuse, to say that we were so pressed with business that we could not accept the job. No business was ever done, except some very small cash sales. Bee came nearly every morning and opened the letters, most of which he would burn. Finally I saw Banger and we both consulted a solicitor.</p>
<p>(To Jones.) I do not know that the previous tenant had had this shop for 35 years, carrying on business as the Tollington Pantechnicon Coal and Forage Company. Besides what was on the premises when I went there, other furniture was brought in afterwards. I went in on Wednesday, March 22; two or three days would be spent in fixing up my home; I swore the information on the 30th. On that date there was actually nothing due to me.</p>
<p>(Monday, May 29.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-178" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE HIGGINS</persName> </hi>, recalled, cross-examined by Mr. Fulton. On March 17 I saw Jones alone at his private house and had a long conversation; he told me the nature of the business, that he had 12 pantechnicons, etc. I then returned to Oxford, consulted my friends, and decided to take up the position. On March 21 I came to Tolling
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<p>Bee told me that they had been very busy—too much so to start the coal business.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-179" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY RUSHBROOKE</persName> </hi>, 5, Lothian Road, Camberwell, jobmaster. At the end of January Jones hired a pair-horse pantechnicon to move furniture from Nine Elms Station to Finsbury, paying £1 for the job. On February 6 he hired a van and two horses and two sets of harness to be stabled at Grove Lodge; he had them for some weeks at 12s. a week for each horse. One of the horses was returned on March 11; the other was hired out by Jones to Lucemore, who still has it. I received the letters produced headed "Geoffrey Jones, furni
<lb/>ture dealer. Furniture, household effects, and miscellaneous property of every description bought for cash. Coal merchant. Removals," etc., and signed "Geoffrey Jones, p.p. A.B."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-180" type="surname" value="VARLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-180" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK VARLEY</persName> </hi>, 1, Stroud Green Road, auctioneer and house agent. On December 13, 1910, Jones applied to rent 176, Tollington Park; he filled up the application form (produced), stating his address as 47, Clovelly Road, Ealing, which he had occupied for six years at £45 per annum. He offered a rent for 176, Tollington Park of £60 on a seven years' lease, commencing February 9, 1911, giving a reference to his landlord, J. E. Haigh, 26, St. James's Square, Tol
<lb/>lington Park, and to J. Lawrence, 154, Coningham Road, Uxbridge Road, and stating that he had been just accepted as tenant of Grove Lodge, Finsbury Park (being stabling for 40 horses), at £100 per annum. I wrote to Haigh and received the letter (produced) of Decem
<lb/>ber 22, 1910, stating that he had known Jones a number of years and had no hesitation in saying that I should find him a respectable and responsible tenant, able to pay the rent. Receiving no reply from Lawrence, I telegraphed to Jones, who replied, stating that Mr. Law
<lb/>rence had been away from home. On January 4 I had a satisfactory reference from Lawrence. (These letters were stated to be in Bee's handwriting.) 176, Tollington Park was then let to Jones under 21 years' lease, produced.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-181" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COPPING</persName> </hi>, 18, Martell Road, Dulwich, bank messenger. At the end of February I saw Jones at 176, Tollington Park and arranged with him to store furniture value £200 belonging to Mrs. Arnold, my aunt, at 6s. a month. It was placed in the shop and in the room above. I afterwards went with Kieley; I identified part and Kieley the other part of the furniture on the premises, with the exception of two or three articles worth about 10s.</p>
<p>To Jones. The furniture was removed and stored at a reasonable price. I instructed you to sell some of the furniture and it was kept in the shop for that purpose.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-182" type="surname" value="KIELEY"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-182" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT KIELEY</persName> </hi>, 73, Tollington Park, retired civil servant. At the end of February or beginning of March I called at 176, Tollington Park and arranged with Bee to remove furniture from 12, Palmerston Road, Wood Green, to 73, Tollington Park. Jones called and arranged to do it for 30s., and also bought part of the furniture for £5 17s. He sent a van with the name of Dennis and Co. on it; I paid the carman for the moving.</p>
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<p>Detective
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN LEE</hi> </persName>, N Division. I live at Walthamstow. I know no one of the name of Jones who carries on a large business in furni
<lb/>ture removing or as a coal merchant in Walthamstow. I have searched the rate registers.</p>
<p>Detective
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRY DOBBS</hi> </persName>, X Division. I have been stationed at Ealing 3 1/2 years. I have examined the rate books. I know no one in Ealing carrying on a large business as furniture remover and coal merchant in the name of Jones.</p>
<p>Detective
<persName id="t19110523-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">EDMUND LOCK</hi> </persName>, Y Division. On March 30 at 9 p.m. I went to 47, Clovelly Road, Ealing, with a warrant, and in consequence of information went to 14, Elsham Road, Kensington. After some trouble I got admittance and in an upper room found Jones in bed with his son. I told him I was a police officer and that I had a warrant for his arrest for conspiring with a man named Bee and obtaining about £55 from Higgins, and that he would be further charged with obtaining about £60 from Banger by false pretences. He said, "False pretences—you cannot make it that, neither can you make fraud of this." He dressed and went down to the basement. There I found the four letters produced addressed to "A.B., 14, Elsham Road." I afterwards went to 3, Hazlett Road, Kensington, where I found Bee. I told him I held a warrant for his arrest for con
<lb/>spiring with Jones and obtaining sums of money from Higgins and Banger. We went down to the back kitchen, where Bee got hold of some papers and endeavoured to tear them up. I prevented him and took possession of them. Prisoners were taken to Kensington Police station; they made no reply to the charge.</p>
<p>To Mr. Fulton. The papers found on Bee have nothing to do with this charge.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE BREWER</hi> </persName>, Y Division. On April 8 I went to 176, Tollington Park, and found in the safe, which I had broken open, the four account books (produced), cash book, ledger, stock book, and day book. The last entries in any of them are August and April, 1909, except that on February 10, 1911, there is a short list of tools. There were other books spoken to by Higgins and Banger. The letter signed "L. Lawrence" (produced) is, in my opinion, in the handwriting of Bee, somewhat disguised; the letters produced by Strickland, signed Lovell and Haigh, are also Bee's writing. Letter to Rushworth of February 3, 1911, signed "G. Jones p.p. A. B." is in Bee's writing; that of February 6, 1911, to Rushbrooke is Jones's writing. On April 25 I visited 176, Tollington Park, with Copping and Kieley; with the exception of two or three articles they identified the furniture as their property.</p>
<p>To Jones. No furniture could have been removed without our knowledge between March 30 and April 27, as a special patrol was kept on the premises.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-187" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-187" type="surname" value="STRICKLAND"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-187" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STRICKLAND</persName> </hi>, managing clerk to Nokes and Nokes, 67, Caledonian Road, house agents. In November, 1910, my firm had the letting of Grove Lodge, Finsbury Park. On November 29 I received the letter (produced) from Jones; he afterwards applied to</p>
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<p>take the house, giving references to his landlord, J. E. Haigh, 26, St. James's Square, Holland Park, W., and J. Lovell, 3, Roman Road, Bedford Park, W., from both of whom I received letters (pro
<lb/>duced) recommending him as a responsible tenant. Grove Lodge was then let to Jones on agreement (produced) for three years from December 25, 1910, at £100 a year.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. G. HIGGINS</hi>, recalled, corroborated with regard to the hand
<lb/>writing of various letters produced.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19110523-39-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-39-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Jones confessed to having at this Court been convicted on Novem
<lb/>ber 16, 1909, receiving 15 months' hard labour for obtaining money by false pretences: he was also sentenced at this Court to 15 months on May 16, 1904, for similar fraud.</p>
<p>Bee was stated to have been on October 12, 1905, at West London Police Court, fined £5 for keeping a disorderly house; on Novem
<lb/>ber 20, 1909, at this Court, six months in second division for obtain
<lb/>ing £30 by false pretences; said to have since obtained a number of houses by false references.</p>
<p>Sentences: Jones,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-39-19110523 t19110523-39-punishment-36"/>20 months' hard labour</rs>; Bee,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-39-19110523 t19110523-39-punishment-37"/>15 months' hard labour.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JUDGE RENTOUL</hi>.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-41-offence-1 t19110523-name-191"/>Florence Oriana Tanner</persName>, his former wife being then alive.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner was
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-41-19110523 t19110523-41-punishment-39"/>released on his own recognisances in £20 to come up for judgment if called upon.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-42-offence-1 t19110523-name-193"/>Arthur Ernest White</persName>, a male person, to commit an act of gross in
<lb/>decency with himself, the said F. Francis.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner has been twice sentenced to 10 years' penal servitude for committing abominable offences, besides serving three months for attempting to procure and 15 months for indecently assaulting.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<interp inst="t19110523-42-punishment-40" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Oddie prosecuted; Mr. S. Moses defended.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-195" type="surname" value="HAKEHURST"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-195" type="given" value="WALTER GEORGE"/>WALTER GEORGE HAKEHURST</persName> </hi>. I am auctioneer and manager at Aldridge's. Exhibit 2 is the catalogue of the sale held there on April 5. Lot 86 is a chestnut gelding. I sold it to one of two men who were standing in front of me. The man gave the name of Huntley, of the "Balham Hotel." I sold Lot 90, a chestnut mare, to the same man. I was not able to identify the man who bought the lots. Prisoner was then dressed differently; he had a hat on and had a growth of beard and whiskers as well as a moustache, and no eye
<lb/>glasses. I would not say it was not the prisoner, but I could not identify him. We have recovered the chestnut gelding.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-196" type="surname" value="HAKEHURST"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-196" type="given" value="HAROLD"/>HAROLD HAKEHURST</persName> </hi>. I am an auctioneer at Aldridge's. I was selling carriages and harness there on April 5. I knocked down a phaeton, harness, whip, and apron to a man and asked him to give his name inside. I am not able to identify the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-197" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-197" type="surname" value="LEACH"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-197" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM LEACH</persName> </hi>, clerk at Aldridge's. While the third lot was being knocked down, about 5 p.m., the man came in and gave the name of Huntley, "Balham Hotel," Balham. I asked for a deposit; he said, "That is all right; I bought two horses in the morn
<lb/>ing.". To the best of my belief prisoner is the man. After I had given a description to the police I was asked if I saw a photogragh could I pick him out. I did so. Later on I saw a number of men and picked out prisoner as being the man who, to the best of my belief, gave me the information on April 5.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-198" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD RINGROSE</persName> </hi>, auctioneer, Aldridge's. I was in the office on April 6, the day after the sale. Somebody brought a letter (Ex-hit 3) which was in an envelope with a cheque drawn on the Balham branch of the London and South-Western Bank in favour of W. and S. Freeman for £68 1s. 6d., signed Geo. R. Huntley. On receipt of the letter and cheque I made out a pass for the lots and handed it to the man who brought the letter. I am not able to identify that man. I think it was not the prisoner. (The witness was examined and cross-examined as to handwriting, and pointed out what he con
<lb/>sidered to be similarities between prisoner's and the writing in Ex
<lb/>hibit 3.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-199" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110523-name-199" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-199" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t19110523-name-199" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, stableman, Aldridge's. I received Exhibit 5 from my foreman who told me to deliver up the two horses. I de
<lb/>livered the horses to two men.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I could not recognise the two men; one was dark with a dark moustache, a grey overcoat with velvet collar, and Yankee hat. He had no glasses on. The other was a short stiff gentleman like myself. I was asked on the following Monday if I could remember the two men. I could not say if prisoner was the man who called on the Thursday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110523-name-200" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-200" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WHITMAN</persName> </hi>, jobmaster, Albert Square Mews, Clapham Road. On Thursday, April 6, a man who represented himself to be Mr. Hayes came to my place with a long-tailed mare and phaeton. It was the prisoner. He asked me to keep the horse for the night and he would give me further instructions. Next morning I received a letter</p>
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<p>from Hayes asking me to send to Bowling Green Mews and ask George for a chestnut horse belonging to him. I was to clean and feed it and send it to Rushbrook's, Camberwell New Road, by 11 o'clock. I got the horse, paid the fee, and sent it to Rushbrook's. Rushbrook said he knew nothing about it. I took the horse back to my premises and kept it there till I had information from Hayes. I had information by telephone from Hayes to fetch the chestnut mare, phaeton, and harness to Gibson's in Holly Street. I recognised his voice. He asked me when I took it there why did not Rushbrook keep it. I saw Hayes in a public-house across the road there. That was the prisoner. He told me he had just telephoned to me to ascertain whether I was coming or not. I left the horse and phaeton there and went to Totten
<lb/>ham on business. I called back and asked Hayes was he done with my man; he said yes and that he would let me know further about the chestnut gelding, and away I went. He afterwards telephoned me to send it to Ward's in Edgware Road. I recognised the voice as being prisoner's. I did not do so, as I had doubts about my expenses. He then 'phoned to know why I had not sent it to Ward's. I said I wished to have my expenses. He told me to send it to Ward's and keep the voucher till it was sold and then he would settle with me. I kept the horse until I gave it up to Aldridge's.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-201" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>NATHANIEL GIBSON</persName> </hi>, 114, Holly Street, Dalston, contractor. I have known prisoner about 15 years. He used to live at the "Dyson Arms," Dalston Road, Rosebery Avenue, and Battersea Park Road. 1 saw him early in April at my place. He drove up with a horse and trap and asked if I would buy it. I told him I did not want it. He said it belonged to a friend of his, who had come up from Reading, just left a public-house there, and he had got it to sell for him. He said he had put it in at St. Martin's Lane and put a big reserve on it and did not get it. He did not give the name of his Reading friend. I think he said the reserve was 40 guineas. I said 25 would be a lot. He then asked me if I could find a customer. I said I did not know anybody who, would buy it and he went away. He came again next afternoon without the trap and asked if I would buy it; I said no, but if it had been a cart horse I would. I said, "Why don't you put it in the sale again? "He said he did not want to do that. At the finish I rang up Mr. Nosworthy; he was not in. I afterwards spoke to his man about it and he said he would tell Nosworthy when be came in. Nosworthy came later and while he was there the horse and trap drove up. They were sold by prisoner to Nosworthy. Prisoner said the horse belonged to Mr. Hayes. I saw prisoner write Exhibit 9, "L. Hayes, c/o Kingston, 41, Seaside Road, Eastbourne," and "Dundella House, 41, Clapham Road."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-202" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NOSWORTHY</persName> </hi>, 295, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, contractor. On April 7 I was rung up by Gibson. I went round to his yard. I saw prisoner there. He told me he had rung up for the lot and it would be there in a few minutes. It came within 20 minutes. He told me the lot had been drove from Reading and had been put in at St. Martin's Lane, but did not fetch the reserve, and that he had</p>
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<p>to sell it as he bad no further use for it. He did not say who drove it from Reading, nor who was the owner. I finally arranged to buy it and asked him for his name and address. He wrote them down. That is Exhibit 9. I understood him to be Kingston. I do not know who Hayes was. He told me Hayes was the man the lot belonged to. I do not know why he put "George Hayes, Dundella House, 41, Clap
<lb/>ham Road." He wrote his own name and address first. I took him to bo Kingston; he was introduced as Kingston. I thought he was wiling for Hayes.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-203" type="given" value="GEORGE RICHARD"/>GEORGE RICHARD HUNTLEY</persName> </hi>, proprietor, "Balham Hotel," Balham. The cueque produced was not written by me or with my authority. I bank at that branch. I did not buy anything at Aldridge's or authorise anyone to do so for me. I have known prisoner over two years. He was at the "Duke of Devonshire "Hotel, which is about a quarter of a mile from my place. I could not say that he knew where I banked.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-204" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GRISWORTH</persName> </hi>, manager, Balham branch, London and South-western Bank. The signature on this cheque does not resemble Mr. Huntley's. The cheque is taken from a book issued to Leonard Kingston.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. No part of the writing on the cheque is prisoner's.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<lb/>soner at Eastbourne on April 19 at 9 p.m. upon a warrant charging him with forging and uttering this cheque for £68 1s. 6d. He said, "Forgery; I have forged nothing." I went next day to the address he gave, 41, Seaside Road. I found there a cheque-book, Exhibit 1. When charged he said, "I am not guilty." I found upon him a note-book which contained "George Hayes, proprietor, 'Red Lion' Hotel, Lambourne," and a telephone No." 302 Reading."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-206" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LEPPER</persName> </hi>. I am in charge of this prosecution. On Saturday last I went to Lambourne. I saw the proprietor of the "Red Lion"; he said his name was Stanley Lewin and that he knew nothing of George Hayes. I made further inquiries in the neighbourhood and they knew nothing of that name in Lambourne. The landlord had been at the hotel three months.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-207" type="given" value="LEONARD"/>LEONARD KINGSTON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I know nothing about the forging of the cheque. Until I was arrested I did not know that any cheque of mine had been presented at the bank with a forged signa
<lb/>ture. I had had an account at that bank which was closed. When I had an account I more often than not carried loose cheques. When the account was closed as far as I know I put all my. loose forms in the cheque-book. I was not in London on April. 5. On the day of the sale at Aldridge's I went to Newmarket in the morning. I suppose I left London somewhere about 10. Sales at Aldridge's begin, I believe, about 11; I could not say. I did not know of anybody going there to buy horses or anything that day. I did not go there on the 6th, and did not know of anybody going to fetch horses from there. How</p>
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<p>I came to be concerned in selling these horses was this. I went to Newmarket on the 5th and came back to Cambridge the same night. It was a rough night. I sent a telegram to my wife, which I think the police have, saying that I was stopping at Cambridge next day in
<lb/>stead of Newmarket. On the Thursday morning I saw a friend of a man named Dobson. He said, "Hullo, how are you getting on?" I said, "Nothing too grand"; I thought he was wanting to borrow something, perhaps. He said, "Dobson wants to see you, if you can find a buyer for a horse and trap" or "horse or trap." He said, "Do you particularly want to go to Newmarket?" I said "No." He said, "Will you meet Dobson at one o'clock at the "King Lud"? I said "Yes." He then left me for a time and wired to Dobson. I knew this man as Pat. I knew Dobson as a customer for five or six years at houses where I have been. I met Dobson as arranged; he took me to "The Horns," Kennington; we walked a little way up the road as far as "The Cock." While we were in there I saw pass by a mare in a kind of phaeton: there was another horse at the tail of the trap. Dobson said, "There they are; I want £20 for the mare and trap and £12 for the horse; they belong to a man named George Hayes, who has gone broke."Dobson does exist; when I first knew him he was a billiard-marker at"The Saracen's Head," Snow Hill; that was four or five years ago. He asked me to meet him at eight in the little pub. in Farringdon Street. About 2.30 I drove off with the horse and trap, the other horse was left in the stable opposite "The Horns." I drove to Gibson, a man I had known 15 years, and asked him if he would buy the lot; he could not do with them. I then drove to another man at Battersea, Mr. Hibbert; he said he could not do with them. I knew Hibbert 12 years ago, when I had the "Clock House," Battersea. It was getting dusk and I left it at Clapham. I met Dobson and told him what I had done. He said, "Surely you can get rid of them at that price. I will meet you at 11 o'clock at the 'King Lud' on Saturday morning." I went over and saw Gibson again, and, alter a conversation, he said he thought his friend, Mr. Nosworthy, would buy the mare and trap. Arrangements were made for him to see it that night and he bought the lot for £22 10s. We were haggling two hours. Gibson had £1 out of it, the man with Nosworthy 5s., and the man with me 5s. I met Dobson next morning, gave him £20, which he told me he wanted, and had £1 myself. I took a receipt for the £20. I believe it is with my papers. I had it in my pocket after I was arrested, I believe. The writing on the receipt is the same as the letter counsel has. I have not seen Dobson since. I had no suspicion the things had been come by dishonesty at the time I sold shem. I had no idea the cheque was forged or that the things had been come by that way. The man who used the cheque must have had it in his possession some months. I do not think I have had the cheque-book in my hands since September. A Mr. Hazel is the only man I have given a blank cheque to. He banks at the same bank. I was introduced to Nosworthy as Kingston. I told him the owner of the horse was Hayes, and I wrote down "Hayes, care of Kingston,</p>
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<p>41, Seaside Road, Eastbourne." Dobson gave me the address of Hayes as "Red Lion Hotel," Lambourne, and as I know Lambourne a bit I was anxious to take it down. He was supposed to be going to take the "Red Lion." All I received out of the transaction was £1.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I heard Mr. Leach give evidence. He described me as being in attire I never had worn. I was not there. He was not altogether certain of it either. I heard him say he picked me out from a photograph of a crowd of people. I suggested to him myself that he had been shown a photo of me before. I was the only one in the photo wearing glasses. I heard him say he picked me out from my features. I do not think he had much time to look at people's features on sale day. I know Huntley. I was not intimate enough to know his Christian name. I did not know where he banked. I was surprised to hear he banked at the same bank. I was in the habit of carrying loose cheques. The man who forged the cheque may have got it from the billiard-room from my coat pocket on anything. Dobson gave me no address. I have known him five years. I understood he was billiard marker at the "Saracen's Head," Snow Hill. He used to come into the public-houses where I was. Before pril 5 I last saw him during last summer at the "Duke of Devon
<lb/>shire." I did not ask what he was doing. I did not know he was in the habit of dealing with horses. He told me the horses and things belonged to a friend of his, Hayes. I concluded afterwards why he wanted me to sell them was because they had been obtained by my cheque, so as to throw all the guilt on me and clear himself. He said the man he had the things off had come out of his house at Reading and wanted to get rid of them; he had no use for them. I met him at the "King Lud" by appointment, which Pat had made pre
<lb/>viously. He evidently found out where I was, having obtained the things by my cheque, and sent his friend after me, so that he should fix me up into the whole thing. Whitman said on the 'phone, "Is it Hayes speaking?" he did not know me as Kingston; if I had said I was Kingston he would not have understood. I was repesenting myself as Hayes. I wrote' in the name of Hayes because he did not know me as any other name. We do not go through all that explana
<lb/>tion with a man who only stables a horse for a night. I do not know what "302 Reading" means—probably a telphone number. It is evidently Tomkins' number. He has a horse repository.</p>
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<p>A previous conviction was proved.</p>
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<p>Mr. J. R. Mackay prosecuted; Mr. Beaufoi Moore defended Beadle.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-212" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CLARK</persName> </hi>, 9, Houghton Mews, Harrow Road, coetermonger. On May 12, at 8 p.m., I was returning home with my barrow, which my mate was wheeling on the road, I following on the pavement. I went into a public-house and changed coppers for 3s. silver, which I put in my pocket. I then took from my satchel 3s. 6d. worth of coppers, counting them in order to get silver for them, when I passed the three prisoners. One of them hit me on the back of the head and knocked me down in the road; the coppers fell out of my hand; the three prisoners scrambled for them and picked them up. I followed the three prisoners to Kew Bridge, where they entered the "Express" public-house; I complained to a police-constable on point duty. The officer held the door; another officer came up; the prisoners were taken to the station and charged.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Moore. Beadle was six yards in front of the other two—he did not strike me—he helped to pick up the money. There was no one else about. The three men walked on quietly to the "Express" public-house—they walked fast.</p>
<p>(To Hickman.) I did not say at the station I lost 1s. 8d. I was not drunk. There was no young woman picking the coppers up.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE JOHNSON</hi> </persName>, 719 T. On May 12, at 8.15 p.m., I was on point duty at Kew Bridge when prosecutor complained to me and pointed out the three prisoners in the "Express" beer-house, where they were drinking. I bolted the door; Police-constable Cleveland arrived. I told the prisoners they could consider themselves in custody for robbery with violence. I saw Bryan place some coppers on the counter; Hickman covered his movements. The barmaid asked who the coppers belonged to; no one answered. I took possession of them—15 pence. I took Beadle to the station. He said, "He dropped his satchel and I only helped him to pick it up." Bryan said, "That is right." Prisoner was wearing a satchel on his right side. At the station Bryan said, "He" (Hickman) "gave the coppers to me." Hickman said, "What are you talking about?" Bryan said, "Certainly you did." Hickman said, "You ain't half a nice fellow." Bryan said, "I ain't going to have the blame shoved on to me." Be
<lb/>fore being placed in the cell Bryan said, "He gave me the money" (meaning Hickman) "to count because we thought he was cheating us." When the prisoners came up Beadle was pushing a grinding machine, the two others walking by his side.</p>
<p>To Mr. Moore. The "Express" beerhouse is about 150 yards from the waterworks, which is where the prosecutor said he had been attacked. I found nothing on Beadle or on either of the others, the only money found being the 1s. 3d. which Bryan placed on the counter. Bryan did not say, "That is the money we have earned grinding."</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-214" type="given" value="GERTRUDE"/>GERTRUDE WHEELER</persName> </hi>, barmaid, "Express" beerhouse. On May 12 the three prisoners came into my bar. I saw some coppers on the counter, asked who they belonged to, and no one answered.</p>
<p>Inspector
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ALEXANDER FILBY</hi> </persName>, B Division. On May 12 I was on duty at Brentford Police Station when the three prisoners were brought in. Prosecutor had a bruise on his right cheek and dirt on his face and clothes; he was quite sober, but agitated as if from shock.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-216" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BEADLE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am a knife grinder. On Hay 12 I was wheeling my brother-in-law's barrow. Bryan had hired it from my brother-in-law and I had been working with Hickman and Bryan. At 8 p.m. I was in the road when I heard the money falling about the pavement. I had not noticed prosecutor being assaulted and had seen nothing of him before. I picked up 2 1/2 d. or 3d. and handed it to prosecutor. I heard Hickman say, "I will give it you for calling me a spiteful tinker," or words to that effect. I did not help to pick prosecutor up—as I left the barrow he was getting up. Early in the day I had received a shilling of the money earned and taken it to my wife. I met the others again at Young's corner and finished the day's work with them. After leaving the prosecutor we went to the "Express" public-house, when I asked what money I had earned. I did say that I had helped to pick prosecutor's satchel up. As he got up it was hanging loose from his neck—it had come off.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had been with the other two prisoners all day—I heard no scuffle or blow. There were two or three other lads picking up money out of the road and a lady. I did not see Bryan put 15d. on the counter.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-217" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HICKMAN</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On May 12 I was with Bryan on the pavement, Beadle pushing the machine in the road, when prose
<lb/>cutor came up; he appeared to me in drink and said, "Hullo, you spiteful tinker chap!" I said, "What is the matter?" He put him
<lb/>self in a fighting attitude and struck me on the shoulder. I did no more than merely push him and he fell on the side of his face in the road. As he was falling money fell out of his hands and out of his bag into the road. I did not stay to pick any up. Bryan and Beadle stopped behind picking something up. Twenty or 30 other persons came up in a few minutes. We walked along and I gave Bryan the coppers which we had been earning with our grinding machine—it was about 1s. 5d. We went into the "Express" public-house, when Police-constable Johnson came in and said he would detain us and charge us with assaulting a man. He said nothing about robbing till we got to the station. He shut the door and about five minutes afterwards Police-constable Cleveland came in and said we could consider ourselves in custody for assaulting and robbing a man. I saw the coppers on the counter. I did not see Bryan put them there—I suppose he mus. have forgotten them. At the station Bryan said, "He" (meaning me) "gave me the money what we had earned grinding"; that was the 15d. which He left on the counter.</p>
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<p>Hickman confessed to having been convicted on December 12, 1906, at Clerkenwell Sessions and sentenced to three years' penal servitude for house-breaking, after five previous convictions. On October 20, 1909, at Tunbridge Petty Sessions he received two months' hard labour under the Prevention of Crimes Act; April, 1910, West London Police Court, 12 months, Prevention of Crimes Act; April 8, 1911, West London Police Court, one month for assault on the police. It was stated that Bryan had been in respectable work and had never been convicted.</p>
<p>Hickman stated that it was entirely his fault and that Bryan took no part in the assault.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-44-19110523 t19110523-44-punishment-42"/>Three years' penal servitude</rs>; Bryan was
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-44-19110523 t19110523-44-punishment-43"/>released on his own recognisances in £20 to come up for judgment if called upon.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<lb/>ture, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-45-offence-1 t19110523-name-219"/>H. J. Searle and Son, Limited</persName>, did fraudulently take and convert the said goods to his own use, thereby stealing the same;</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110523-45-offence-2 t19110523-name-220"/>Alice Chase</persName>, his former wife being then alive.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner
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<p>Mr. T. E. Morris prosecuted; Mr. Purcell defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-221" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT THRELFORD</persName> </hi>, furniture salesman to H. J. Searle and Son, Limited, Old Kent Road. On December 20, 1910, prisoner signed the agreement (produced) for the hire-purchase of furniture and household effects to the value of £148 17s. 1d. The goods were delivered to 14, Marylebone Road; prisoner paid £17 10s. deposit and £4 a month subsequently. Clause 4 of the agreement provides that no part of the goods shall be removed from the hire's premises without the written consent of the company. On April 6 I saw defendant, told him that he had removed certain goods, drew his attention to the agreement, and gave him a copy. He admitted that he had parted with two over
<lb/>mantels and a carpet, which he had sent to Rossy, 24, Balancefield Road, St. Margarets, Twickenham. I told him it was a serious offence to part with any of the goods. On April 15 I went to 24, Balancefield Road, saw prisoner, and identified the two overmantels and the carpet. Prisoner said he had disposed of several other articles—two bedsteads and two dressing chests for £4 10s. He refused to say to whom he had sold them. I pointed out it was a serious offence. He gave no reason why he had sold them. On April 19 he was arrested on a warrant for stealing these articles. I afterwards went to Farndon, pawnbroker, 573, Old Kent Road, with Sergeant Whitmore, and identified two dressing chests, washstand, fender, and toilet-set, which he had sold for £4 10s. The value of them under the agreement is £18. I have since identified at various pawnbrokers two blankets, a sheet, and other articles as our property.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner is an Italian. On December 17 no copy of the agreement was given to him. Prisoner had an opportunity to dispose of the whole of the goods, amounting to £148 7s. 1d. He has</p>
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<p>received for goods sold about £10. He has paid £17 10s. deposit and instalments amounting to £14. When I told prisoner I had heard he had sold some of the property he at once acknowledged it; he offered to pay for them in cash, and a friend of his offered to become surety.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-222" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED COURTIER</persName> </hi>, clerk to Searle and Sons, Limited, corroborated.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE WHITMOEE</hi> </persName>, L Division. On April 19, at 6.30 a.m., I saw prisoner at Nile Terrace, Camberwell. 1 asked if his name was Thomas Gonory. He said, "Yes." I told him I was a police officer and held a warrant for his arrest, which I read. He said, "I am sorry to hear it, but I must admit I have sold a dressing chest and two bedsteads, and have pawned some other things." He then handed me seven pawn-tickets, and said, "I should have got them back in a few days, as I have a cousin coming from New York; he is due at Southampton in a day or two; he has got plenty of money, and he will settle all up for me." I conveyed him to Walworth Road Police Station; he was charged, and made no further reply. I have since been with Threlford to various pawnbrokers, and he has identified a number of articles.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have made inquiries about prisoner; he bears the character of an honest man. I received a number of references from various places where he has been employed as waiter and steward since 1905; they are quite satisfactory. The company have taken back all the furniture which had not been disposed of.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110523-name-224" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST ROE</persName> </hi>, manager to Frank Farnd