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<p>SEPTEMBER, 1911.</p>
<p>Vol. CLV.] Part 923.</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>VEZEY-STRONG, MAYOR.</p>
<p>ELEVENTH SESSION,</p>
<p>HELD SEPT. 5TH, 1911, AND FOLLOWING DAYS.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORTHAND BY</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-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="t19110905-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, September 5th, 1911, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
<hi rend="largeCaps">T. VEZEY-STRONG, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-3" type="given" value="HORACE"/>HORACE AVORY</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-8" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi> Bart.; and Alderman
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-9" type="given" value="EDWARD ERNEST"/>EDWARD ERNEST COOPER</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knight, K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FK. ALBERT BOSANQUET</hi>, K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; His Honour Judge
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-10" type="given" value="LUMLEY"/>LUMLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>, K.C., Commissioner; and His Honour Judge
<hi rend="smallCaps">RENTOUL</hi>, K.C., Commissioner; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<p>Sir
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-11" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JOHNSTON</persName> </hi>, Kt., Alderman,</p>
<p>Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY C. BUCKINGHAM</hi>, Kt.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </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">ELEVENTH 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, September 5.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner had previously borne a good character. His employers, whose name he had forged, had, whilst he was on bail, taken him back into their employ.</p>
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<p>Prisoner gave as his excuse for writing three libellous postcards to his late employer that he had been wrongfully dismissed after 15 years' continuous service. It was stated by the prosecutor that he had to be ismissed on account of his quarrelsome behaviour to his fellow em
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<p>Prisoner had been in the employ of the prosecutors, who are stock
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<p>Prisoner, by forging and uttering orders for payment for piece-work, had since February, 1905, defrauded the prosecutors of £130.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<p>Mr. Huntly Jenkins prosecuted.</p>
<p>Prisoner stated that he could prove that the prosecutor had property to which certain deeds he had handed him, and had since recovered, re
<lb/>lated.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-24" type="given" value="ALFRED ALGERNON"/>ALFRED ALGERNON ROBINSON</persName> </hi>, solicitor (junior partner of Haynes and Robinson), 101, Bow Road, E. In the beginning of 1907 pri
<lb/>soner brought a sack of deeds, which were in a most dilapidated con
<lb/>dition, relating to some house property in Stepney. My managing clerk, Hobson, examined them, and made a report to me. On Feb
<lb/>ruary 20, 1907, I wrote to prisoner's wife. She came, and my clerk gave her back all the papers. I received a letter, signed "Richard Bailey," dated July 20 (no year), asking me what I was going to do about the property, and alleging that I had swindled him out of it after I had returned him his papers. I declined to have anything more to do with the matter. I did not charge him anything. Amongst others I received these two postcards, dated March 9, 1906, and August 3, 1911 (Exhibits 1 and 2). Exhibit 2 reads as follows: "Now Mr. Haynes, what are you going to do about my property. You have been a long time coming to terms. I can prove you have got my pro
<lb/>perty—you and the Town Clerk. You have got a lot of property off of Champion, of Ironmonger-lane. You are going to lock me up, be
<lb/>cause I have got a copy of every letter that I have sent you. You are all a den of thieves. I will never leave off writing. I am willing to come to terms. I want to come to terms. Why don't you come to terms like a gentleman. I told the gentleman the other night that came that I am freely willing to come to terms. I will not leave off writing until you do." I do not know of any man named Champion. The Town Clerk had nothing to do with the matter.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-25" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY HOBSON</persName> </hi>, managing clerk, Haynes and Robinson. At the end of 1907 I handed prisoner's wife the sack of deeds; they came together for them. Most of them were unreadable, and were absolutely valueless. When before the magistrate prisoner admitted having written Exhibit 2.</p>
<p>Prisoner stated that he knew nothing about Exhibit 2, and that he could neither read nor write.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANK GIRDLER</hi>, H Division. At 11.30 a.m., on August 7, I served prisoner with a copy of the summons, showed him the postcards, and explained to him that he was going to be charged for sending libellous postcards. He said, "They have my right. I will send him some more in the morning."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-26" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BAILEY</persName> </hi>. Prisoner and I have been married 54 years. He was advertised for in the papers for the next-of-kin. I went to the parish clerk and told him about it, and he advised us to go and see a solicitor. I went to Robinson and Haynes, and asked Mr. Robinson to take the case over. He said he would, and I gave him all the docu
<lb/>ments we had. He said we were the real owners of some property in Limehouse Causeway, because there was no owner there. He had the case for over 11 months, and then said he did not have time to go on with it. Three months afterwards he and the borough had the houses done up. My husband and I cannot read or write. We only sent three postcards, which were written by my grand-daughter at my dictation; prisoner knew all about it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I posted them. The property belonged to Francis, prisoner's uncle. I do not think Mr. Robinson has swindled us out of it altogether, but just a little bit.</p>
<p>Prisoner, called upon his defence, stated that he did not wish to add anything to what his wife had said.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-6-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty. We think his conduct was largely due to his great ignorance</rs>."</p>
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<p>(Tuesday, September 5.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at this court on December 6, 1910, of possessing counterfeit coin, receiving six months' hard labour.</p>
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<p>Three summary convictions for larceny were proved.</p>
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<p>Mr. Beaumont Morice prosecuted; Mr. Purcell defended Wild.</p>
<p>Ramsden
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<p>Adams
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<interp inst="t19110905-9-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>pleaded guilty of possessing five counterfeit florins, which plea was accepted by the prosecution</rs>; he also confessed to having been convicted at this court on February 8, 1910, of double uttering.</p>
<p>Smith
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<p>Wild and Marstin, were now tried for possessing a mould for making florins.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN BEARD</hi>, L Division. About 4.30 p.m. on July 8 I with other officers saw Wild and Adams enter the private bar of the "Three Stags, "Kenningston Road, Marsrtin following them in. I, and Police-constable Pike went into the saloon bar and saw the prisoners sitting down having a conversation, then they went out; we followed, but missed all three of them. On July 10 at 2.45 p.m. near the "Three Stags" I saw Adams loitering; he was joined by Wild; they talked for a little time and were joined by Marstin. After some conversation Marstin entered No. 11, Mead Road, while Wild and Adams went to a shop in Hercules Road, which is about 80 yards away; they came out and returned to the "Three Stags, "when they were again joined by Marstin and another prisoner. Marstin took a small brown paper parcel (produced) out of his right trousers pocket and handed to another man; then Marstin, and Wild went in the direc
<lb/>tion of Kennington Cross, while I followed them in a taxi-cab. At Walcot Square I stopped the taxi about 50 yards in front of them. I saw Marstin take something from his fob pocket and hand it to Wild, who examined it and handed it back. When they came up to us I told them we were police officers and were going to search them; they made no 1 reply. Detective Pike searched Wild, but found nothing on him; I found two counterfeit florins dated 1910 in Marstins fob pocket. He said, "I have just had them given to me by a man outside the 'Stags' public-house." The two were taken to Kennington Road Police Station, when, on seeing Adams in the charge room, Marstin said, "that was the man who gave me them." Shortly after
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<p>Reddiford parcel produced containing 20 counterfeit florins dated 1910. I afterwards went with Reddiford to 11, Mead Road. In the first floor back room I saw Ramsden stooping at a small table on which was battery produced which had a counterfeit florin of 1910 on one wire and a piece of silver on the other. Smith sat on the foot of the bed polishing a florin, which he placed on the table with 16 others produced. On the window-sill was a florin mould of 1902 and 10 florins dated 1910; on the table was a basin containing liquid, plate with grease and black adhering to it. file, pair of pincers with metal and plaster of paris on them, tray covered with (plaster of paris; the over shelf was marked with piaster of paris; on the mantelpiece was powdered antimony and a guet; on the stove a ladle with metal inside and a gas ring with white metal on it; on the dresser a bag of plaster of paris, electric accumulator and a portion, of a pewter pot bearing the name of the "Crown" public-house. The articles found were conveyed to the station. I then charged Marstin, Adams, Ramsden, and Smith with making and possessing and Wild with possessing. Wild said, "Nothing whatever found on me." Marstin made no reply to the charge of making; to the charge of possessing he said, "It was nothing to do with me." On July 12 at 11.15 a.m. I went again to 11, Mead Road, when Mrs. Rebelle, the landlady, handed me two moulds for making florins of 1910 and a piece of glass with plaster of pans adhering to it. On July 18 Miss Brochell, a lodger, and Mrs. Stevens, the landlady at 16, Brook Street, identified Ramsden, Wild, Marstin, Derring'ton, and Adams. Brook Street and Mead Road are within 100 yards of one another.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Wild at first was only charged with possessing coin. He was searched on arrest—no counterfeit coin was found on him. At Mead Road I found a pair of boots with roller skates on them.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-35" type="given" value="CARRIE"/>CARRIE STEVENS</persName> </hi>, 16, Brook Street, Kemnington, married. A few months ago Wild with Ramsden book two rooms at my house; they afterwards occupied only one, for which they paid 6s. a week. They were frequently visited by Marstin and two other men. On June 27 I left my house in charge of Mrs. Brochell. I returned on July 5. I found they had left. On July 13 the police searched the room and found a spoon with metal on it and some small pieces of metal. No one else had occupied the room since Wild and Ramsden left.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The articles were found in the room at first occupied by Ramsden and afterwards by Wild and Ramsden together.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ALLEN</hi>, L Division, corroborated.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-36" type="given" value="DOHA"/>DOHA REBELLE</persName> </hi>, 11, Mead Road. On July 5 I let to Wild and Ramsden a bed-sitting room for a lady and her husband (Smith and Newman) and another room for themselves. Marstin came daily at about 9 a.m. and was in and out fetching provisions, etc. On July 7 at 2.30 p.m. Wild went away; he returned on Sunday. July 9, at 2 p.m. with Newman, left and did not afterwards return. They did their own cooking. On July 10 I was present when the arrest and search was made by the police. On July 12 I was scrubbing the back room which Wild and Ramsden had occupied, when a piece of the flooring came</p>
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<p>loose and I found underneath two moulds for making florins of 1910 and a piece of glass (produced), which I handed to Beard.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Ramsden and Wild both said they were pro
<lb/>fessional skaters at the rink.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRY REDDIFORD</hi>, L Division, and Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES PIKE</hi>, L Division, corroborated Beard's evidence.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-37" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. The three moulds produced are for making counterfeit florins; two are of 1910 and one of 1902. All the articles produced could be used in making counterfeit coin, except the pot, which is not pewter and is not of the metal used by coiners.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, September 6.) (Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-38" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK WILD</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am 28 years of age. I have known Rams den since February, 1911, Marsden since May, 1911, Derrington for about two weeks—I met him for the second time on the day of my arrest. Adams I have known 18 to 20 years; he has been employed with me in different circuses; we were together in France and England with Captain Woodward's Performing Sea-lions and Alaska Seals. I took the rooms with Ramsden at 16, Brook Street, and 11, Mead Road, as stated. I was at Brook Street about eight or nine weeks to sleep but away almost entirely in the day time—leaving at 11 a.m., returning at 6 p.m. for my skates and being at the skating rink until 11 or 12 p.m. I was at Mead Road only on July 5 and 6 to sleep, left on July 6, and returned for my laundry on July 9, when I was only there a quarter of an hour and was not again at the house. I was getting my living by teaching skating at the rink and by doing tatooing, for which I have an electric machine; the accumulator (produced) is mine, but not the battery. Neither at 16, Brook Street or 11, Mead Road, have I ever seen implements for coining or coining being done. On July 10 I was with Adams near the "Three Stags"; he crossed the road to speak to Ramsden and I followed, but heard nothing of what passed. We then all three went into the "Three Stags" for a few moments. I stood just inside the door—I am a teetotaller. I then went with Adams to a coffee shop in Hercules Road and had dinner. We returned to the "Three Stags" and were met by Marstin and Derrington. Adams spoke to Marstin; I did not hear what; was said. Adams and Derrington then went towards Westminster Bridge Road, I and Marstin going towards Kennington Cross, where I intended to buy a platinum tipped screw for my tatooing machine. On the way Marstin said to me, "Have a look at these two coins." I refused to look at them. We were then arrested and taken to the station. Only 6s. 6d. in good money was found on me. From first to last I had no knowledge that Smith and Ramsden were concerned in making or uttering bad coin.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had been working with Captain Woodwards Sea Lions up to the last April; I then took up skating; I was doing</p>
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<p>tatooing up to the Saturday before I was arrested. Adams used to work at a button manufacturer's; I took him with me to America and Canada; he left me in January, 1908, and I returned to England in March, 1908. I afterwards saw him and promised to write to him, he told me he was "supering" at the theatres. I was in Germany in 1909. I went to Africa in 1910, returned in September, and I picked Adams up sometime after that. In February, 1910, I saw him outside the Hippodrome, he said he was expecting a job; after that I never saw him till last May, when I met him frequently.</p>
<p>We took two rooms in Brook Street, and after two or three weeks only had one. We were there for about two months, up to July 5. The landlady told us if we could not get in earlier at night we should have to go, and so we left. Meeting Smith, I arranged to take two rooms, one for Smith and his missis and one for Ramsden and myself. I passed very little time in the rooms—all my meals I had in coffee shops. I knew nothing of the articles found by the police. I was not at the "Three Stags"on Saturday, July 8; the police evidence is false about that. I met Ramsden on July 10; Adams, Marstin, and Derrington joined us. Marstin did not hand a parcel to Derring
<lb/>ton nor did Derrington hand a parcel to Adams. While I was walking with Marstin to Kennington Cross he put a parcel in my hand and said, "Look at these; they are two bad coins." I said I did not wish to look at them, and gave them to him back.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-39" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY MARSTIN</persName> </hi>, 164, Severn-Mews, Lambeth Walk. I am the mother of Marstin. He lived with me at home; he never slept out during the week before the arrest.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-40" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER MARSTIN</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). How I first came to get into this bad company was that I went for the washing which my mother did and I used to go and buy provisions for the other prisoners at Mead Road. On the day of the arrest I was asked to run down with a brown paper parcel to Adams, who was waiting outside the "Three Stags." I gave it to him and he handed me a small parcel to take back. Then Wild said, "Come with me to Kennington Cross." He wanted to get a screw for his battery. On the way I was arrested. I was asked what I had in my pocket, I said, "I do not know," and I did not know whether it was coins or anything else that were in the packet.</p>
<p>Verdict, Wild,
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<p>Wild, Marstin, and Derrington were then tried (before another jury) for possession of 27 counterfeit florins with intent to utter the same.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN BEARD</hi> repeated the previous evidence, which was corroborated by Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRY REDDIFORD</hi>.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-41" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL GLYNN</persName> </hi>, Oakley Street, South Lambeth, labourer. On July 10 I saw Derrington and Adams arrested. Adams dropped a parcel which I picked up; it contained 20 counterfeit florins wrapped in brown paper. I handed it to Detective Beard.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-42" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. The three packets of coins (produced) contain 20, five, and two counterfeit florins; they are all dated 1910 and have all been made from the same pattern piece.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-43" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ADAMS</persName> </hi> (prisoner), called by Derrington. On July 10, while I was in company with Wild and Derrington no parcel was handed to Derrington, and he did not hand any parcel to me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I cannot say whether Marstin handed anything to Derrington; he did not do so in my presence. Derrington handed nothing to me and I dropped nothing. I caonot account for Glynn finding a parcel of 20 florins—they were never in my possession. I was only in possession of the five florins to which I have pleaded guilty.</p>
<p>Verdict, Wild and Marstin,
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<p>Convictions proved: Adams: February 8, 1910, at this court, 12 months' hard labour for uttering; January 8, 1908, bound over at Bow Street for warehouse breaking. It was stated that when arrested he was wanted for larceny. Wild was on August 24, 1908, at North London Sessions, bound over under the Prevention of Crimes Act. Smith fined 20s. or 14 days' hard labour on October 17, 1910, for wilful damage, also six months' hard labour for assault on police. Mar
<lb/>stin was stated to have been of good character up to 10 months prior to his arrest.</p>
<p>Sentences: Smith and Ramsden, Three years' penal servitude; Wild, 15 months' hard labour; Adams, 12 months' hard labour; Marstin, Nine months' hard labour.</p>
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<p>(Wednesday, September 6.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Travers Humphreys prosecuted; Mr. Roome defended.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-46" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE CRUTCHLEY</persName> </hi>. For some years I have been employed as first saloon stewardess on the P. and O. steamship China. We left Sydney, N.S.W., on May 20; arrived at Colombo on June 7; left Colombo for Aden on June 8. Miss Brewster was also a first saloon stewardess. She and I occupied the same cabin. Prisoner was employed on the China as a topaz, or attendant, for the ladies' bathrooms; I had known him in that capacity for about eight months. He used to come to our cabin at 5 a.m. with tea for Brewster and myself. We always used to speak to him in English and he would reply in English; he seemed</p>
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<p>to understand English quite well. Brewster was about 54 years of age. She was on good terms with everybody on board except prisoner, whom she used to scold occasionally, but only for very trifling things. About a week after leaving Colombo I heard prisoner call her a very nasty name. I have heard her more than once threaten to report him to the purser for insolence. Once when she missed a can belong
<lb/>ing to her she accused prisoner of throwing it overboard; he was very angry and told her he was not a thief; the can was afterwards found. On one occasion I heard her smack prisoner in the face; that was on June 6. On June 8 we found in our cabin nailed to the wall a menu card of June 7 (Exhibit 3); it bears up on it writing accusing Brewster of an act of impropriety in the "Government" cabin with "Wil
<lb/>liams," a steward. Brewster told me that was the fifth time she had found a card of that sort in the cabin. On the night of June 10 I went to bed at 10.30; Brewster had not then finished work. I woke about 12.30, when I saw her lying on the floor in the cabin. (It was a very stifling atmosphere; the monsoon was on, and all the port
<lb/>holes were closed.) At 3 o'clock I woke again, and saw her straighten
<lb/>ing up her bed; she had only her nightdress on; I went to sleep again, not troubling about her, as she had told me she was going to sleep in another cabin. At 5.30 prisoner came in to wake me, bringing some tea and coffee as usual. He said, "Where is Miss Brewster sleeping?"; I said, "In the cabin opposite"; he said, "Will you call her or shall I"; I said, "I will call her." On the way to my bath I went into cabin 114 to call Brewster; the door was hooked back and the curtain drawn across. Pulling the curtain aside I looked in and saw a bed and pillows on the floor; I thought Brewster had got up, and I did not open the door. As I was going to the bath I met prisoner; I said, "She is not in that cabin; she must be somewhere else; I will go and call her when I have had my bath." While I was in the bath-room prisoner knocked and said, "Miss Crutchley, come quickly; Miss Brewster is in that cabin; something has happened." I dressed and went with prisoner to cabin 114; the door and curtain were just as I had left them. I went into the cabin; prisoner stood outside. The first thing I noticed was the open port, and marks of splashes of blood around the port. I lifted the mattress on the floor, and under
<lb/>neath it found Brewster lying on her back with her head on the floor, with pillows round her; there was a blanket almost under her; she had no nightdress on; I saw no nightdress in the cabin; I searched for it afterwards but never found it. I sent prisoner for the doctor, who came within a few minutes. He saw the body exactly as I had found it, except that I had just raised the head and put the pillow under it. While the doctor was examinnig the body a sea came in through the port; it wet me and the doctor; prisoner was still out-side the cabin and this water could not have reached him. When I first went into the cabin there was sea-water on the floor which had covered the body as the ship rolled. I asked prisoner to come in and shut the porthole; he said, "I am afraid to come in." I told him to fetch a port key; he moved away from the door and came back and said, "My port key not got." I told him to get one from somewhere.</p>
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<p>He went away and fetched me one. In the same room as the four ladies' baths there is another bath for the use of ayahs; in this there is a sink; prisoner sometimes kept his port key in that bathroom. He was accustomed to wash his clothes in one of the baths, hanging them to dry on one of the hot-water pipes. When he came into my cabin on this morning he had on a dark pair of trousers and a jumper. All the time he was in my presence nothing happened to cause his trousers to get wet. None of Miss Brewster's possessions were missing, except her nightdress. I last saw prisoner on the night of June 10 between nine and ten; he came to our cabin to say that he was going to bed. Brewster said to me, "Doesn't be look tired; I think he ought to have a drink," and she gave him 6d. to get some stout.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Brewster often gave prisoner small sums. When she scolded him it was never for anything serious. Prisoner never associated much with the other people; he was quiet, sometimes sulky. Brewster was physically a strong woman, stronger than prisoner. Prisoner was the man chiefly in attendance on our cabin, but other servants came occasionally. It was 3 o'clock in the morning of the 11th when I woke; I fix the time because it had just struck six bells; I just glanced up and saw Brewster and dozed off again; I did not see her leave the cabin. When prisoner called me at 5.30 I noticed nothing unusual in his manner or voice. When I lifted the mattress and found the body I got bloodstains on my clothes. It would have been impossible for prisoner to see the body unless he had lifted the mattress.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I got bloodstains on my sleeve and the bottom of my nightdress; that was as I bent over the body to lift it up.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-47" type="given" value="BERNARD"/>BERNARD BLYTHMAN</persName> </hi>, purser on the China. Prisoner was berthed in the forward part of the orlop deck, in the peak. The card Exhibit 3, was given to me by Miss Brewster on June 9; in consequence of that I gave her permission to sleep in cabin 114 when she chose. The card refers to some misconduct by Brewster with "Williams" in the "Government" cabin. This was a set of cabins fitted into for the Governor of Victoria and his party on this voyage. It was looked after by Brewster and a man named Williamson; there was no Wil
<lb/>liams on board. On June 11, about 5.45 a.m., I was called by Shool-bridge, a steward, and I immediately went to cabin 114. The port
<lb/>hole was open, which was against the rules and very dangerous at that time. From the water on the cabin floor I should say the porthole had been open about half an hour at the outside. While I was there the doctor came in; I handed him a small piece of bone which I picked up from the floor. I afterwards made enquiries as to the death and took statements from eight people, including the prisoner. I used to speak to prisoner in a species of Hindustani; he always told me he did not understand English. On June 11 I had a conversation with him through the interpretation of Mr. Rabello, who has been in the com
<lb/>pany's employ 28 years; he interpreted in Goanese. In the course of the interview I told prisoner that Potter had said that he (prisoner) was getting a drink of water at ten past three that morning; prisoner</p>
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<p>said, in English, "Oh, no, it was half-past eleven." I wrote down the whole of prisoner's statement; it was read to him and he attached his mark to it.</p>
<p>Daring the absence of the jury argument was heard as to the admissibility of the statement made by the prisoner to Sergeant Mitchell (for which see his evidence).</p>
<p>Mr. Roome submitted that the operating motive in prisoner's mind appeared on the face of the statement to have been some hope of obtaining a pardon, and, if the statement was assumed to amount to a confession, it was inadmissible. (Cited R. v. Dingley, 1 C. & K., 637; R. v. Blackburn, 6 Cox, 333.) Further, prisoner was not previously cautioned that what he said might be used in evidence Against him.</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Avory said that at this stage he could see nothing that would justify him in excluding the statement. There was nothing on the depositions to show that any hope of pardon was held out to the prisoner, which was the only ground upon which the statement could be excluded.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-48" type="given" value="BERNARD"/>BERNARD BLYTHMAN</persName> </hi> (examination resumed). Prisoner's statement, which I took down, was: "I slept on No. 1 hatch from 10 p.m. till five a.m. I got up between half past 11 and 12 as I could not get to sleep, it was too hot; and I went for a drink of waiter to the water locker amidships. I did not get up again till 5 a.m. I changed my trousers at 7.30." Prisoner gave me his name as Reuben Almeida. There would be nothing improper in prisoner sleeping on No. 1 hatch; that is on the spar deck; there is drinking water available for the crew in the washhouse there, about four yards from where prisoner says he was sleeping; the looker amidships where he went to get water is 85 yards from No. 1 hatch. In the evening of June 11, I had a fur
<lb/>ther conversation with prisoner. I showed him certain Articles that had been found in his seachest, including Exhibits 9 to 10, pieces of a blotting pad, (Exhibit 11), an envelope addressed to "Mr. Jacob Baretto, Government Central Press, Fort, Bombay, Examiners' De
<lb/>partment," and (Exhibit 12), a plain envelope. I asked prisoner whether these were his property; he said they were; that 9 and 10 were parts of a blotting-pad that had been used by a passenger and thrown away; 11 and 12 were two envelopes given to him by Baretto in Bombay 10 months previously. He told me he could not write in English or any other language. (Witness held up Exhibits 9 and 10 and pointed out to the jury that the writing visible through the blotting paper was the impression of the actual writing on Exhibit 11). Prisoner persisting that he could not write English, I asked how be communicated with his wife; he said his letters were written by the pantry boy who looked after the chief steward's cabin. I sent for the boy (Fernandez), and in (prisoner's presence he denied ever having written any letter for prisoner. The letter produced (Exhibit 20) is signed "F. Carlos Godinho"; the envelope (Exhibit 21) is addressed "Mr. Jacob Baretto, Hospital Lane, No. 2, Mazaghan, Bombay, India." The greater portion of the wording of Exhibit 20 is clearly traceable through the blotting paper (Exhibit 10). The dungaree trousers (Exhibit 7) are the sort of things prisoner would wear; when I saw him just before six a.m. on June 11 he was wearing similar trousers. I should say that trousers of that material, if wet with sea water at a quarter to six that morning would</p>
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<p>be dry by half-past seven, if the man kept them on. When I saw prisoner his trousers were dry. I produce the certificate of registra
<lb/>tion of the China; she is a British ship. After taking the state
<lb/>ments of prisoner and others on June 11, I caused prisoner to be put in detention, and he was so kept until the police came on board on July 1 at Plymouth. I caused cabin 114 to be sealed, and it so remained until it was unsealed by Inspector Bower on July 1.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have known prisoner about eight months. Long before this occurred he had given me to understand that he could not speak English. He has been with the P. and O. 12 years. From five to five thirty a.m. it would be his duty to scrub out the saloon. I noticed no bloodstains on prisoner's clothes when I saw him in the early morning. I have never myself seen him write.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110905-name-49" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-49" type="given" value="ADELINO"/>ADELINO RABELLO</persName> </hi>, pantryman on the China. I understand Goanese. On June 11 I interpreted the questions and answers be
<lb/>tween Blythman and prisoner, and subsequently read over to prisoner in Goanese the statement as taken down by Blythman; prisoner made no objection to it as being incorrect; he said nothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110905-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110905-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-50" type="given" value="WM"/>WM. POTTER</persName> </hi>, steward on the China. I went on duty as night watchman at 11 p.m. on June 10. Shortly after three in the morning I was on the main deck amidships near the water locker where I saw prisoner drawing water. I asked him "What are you doing here at this time of the morning." (To the Court: I am sure I said "At this time of the morning.") He said he wanted to get some water. I said "Why don't you get the ice water "; he said it was just the same. He went away do the forward part of the ship on the starboard side; going that way he would have to pass cabin 114. I fix the time by the fact that I answered a bell at three o'clock and it was just after doing so that I saw prisoner. I have to keep an occurrence book; in that book there is an entry that I was called to a cabin about three o'clock that morning. That blook I handed to Vanner in the usual course at. 5 a.m. My note was made a few minutes after attending to the call. About 11.30 on the night of the 10th I was in the saloon and did not see prisoner at all.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not make a note in the book of having seen prisoner; I did not think it necessary. I do not know that prisoner was accustomed to go to this locker in the morning; I had never seen him there before; it would not be unnatural for him, if he had been sleeping on the main hatch, to go amidships for water.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110905-name-51" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-51" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS RITTO</persName> </hi>, another topaz on the China, said that at about 6 a.m. on June 11 prisoner asked him for a port key, and witness told prisoner to get one from witness's locker. He could not identify either of the keys produced.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-52" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN R. VANNER</persName> </hi>, head waiter on the China. On June 11, at 10 a.m., I went to the ladies' bathroom adjoining cabin 114 and saw this pair of dungaree trousers (Exhibit 7) hanging on the hot-pipe; they were just on the point of getting properly dried; they were slightly damp. An hour would suffice to dry such clothes on the hot-pipe. I handed Exhibit 7 to Law; I noticed some dark stains on the left knee.</p>
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<p>Later that day I found in prisoner's bunk another pair of trousers And a jumper and a singlet. On June 12 I took possession of a locked box that was underneath the prisoner's bunk; it contained exhibits 9,10, 11, and 12, also some pencils, pens, note paper and envelopes, and an ink bottle. I have to look after the port keys on the ship; prisoner had one in the ordinary course. On going to cabin 114 just after 6 on June 11, I found a port key lying in about four inches of water on the floor; I noticed no blood on it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. There are altogether 12 port keys for the ship; there is nothing to identify any particular key. The trousers drying on the hot-pipe were quite apparent to anyone going into the room. (To the Court. My idea was that the trousers had been put in the bath and saturated with water and then put on the pipe to dry.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-53" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST A. LAW</persName> </hi>, deck steward. I took Exhibit 7 from Vanner and kept them in my locker until I handed them to Inspector Bower. On the morning of the 12th I went into the ayahs' bathroom; there is a small sink there; the tap was left running and in the sink I found a port key.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-54" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN G. WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi>, bedroom steward. I had charge of the "Government" cabin together with Miss Brewster. She showed me the card Exhibit 3. There was no steward on board named William or with a name resembling mine. There was never any impropriety between Miss Brewster and me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-55" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES A. WILKIN</persName> </hi>, ship's printer, deposed that Exhibit 3 was printed on the morning of June 7.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-56" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS FERNANDEZ</persName> </hi>, pantry boy. I never wrote a letter for prisoner. I have seen cards similar to Exhibit 3 in prisoner's hands.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-57" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB BARETTO</persName> </hi>, proof examiner at the Government Central Press, the Fort, Bombay. I have known prisoner five or six years, as Reuben Godinho. I first met him in a club in Bombay. I always conversed with him in English and in Hindustani. Exhibits 20 and 21 are a letter written by prisoner to me and the envelope in which it came. I have seen prisoner write; Exhibits 3, 20, 21, 1, 11, are in his writing.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I cannot say what it was that prisoner wrote in my presence.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY WILLCOX</persName> </hi>, F.R.C.P., Senior Scientific Analyst to the Home Office. On July 5 I received from Sergeant Mitchell a number of articles now marked as exhibits and submitted them to tests for loodstains. The two port keys (found respectively in cabin 114 and in the ayahs' bathroom) had rust on them, but no blood. On Exhibit 7 there was a stain 2 in. by 1 3/4 in. on the left leg just above the level of the knee; seven other stains on the same leg and one on the right leg. These were stains of mammalian blood; I did not test for human blood, as the quantum of stain was insufficient for that test. Most of the stains were small round spots, as if produced from splashes; the first I mentioned was probably a smear from contact with a bloodstained object. On July 8 I examined cabin 114 on the China at Tilbury. The walls and ceiling were covered with hundreds of small spot or splashes of blood and in two places there were large patches of blood.</p>
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<p>It is impossible to fix the age of a bloodstain, but I should say these were a few weeks' old when I examined them.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. From the many splashes of blood in the cabin I should say that when this lady was struck the blood spurted upwards, and whoever inflicted the blows would have spots of blood on the upper part of his clothing, on his face and hands. The highest stain on Exhibit 7 is just by the hip.</p>
<p>(Thursday, September 7.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-59" type="given" value="PETER JOHN"/>PETER JOHN KEOGH</persName> </hi>, M.B., B. Ch., etc. I was surgeon on the China on this voyage. On the morning of June 11, just before six, I was called to cabin 114. I there saw Miss Crutchley supporting the dead body of Miss Brewster. Prisoner was outside, but did not enter the cabin. While I was there one large sea came in through the port
<lb/>hole, but it did not reach prisoner. The cause of Brewster's death was shock consequent on injuries to the skull. There were two sepa
<lb/>rate wounds on the scalp, one 3/4 in. long in front of the right ear, another 2 in. to 2 1/4 in. square above and posterior to the right ear. There was an area of about 3/4 in. of brain exposed and shattered. Part of the bone originally covering this area was missing; Blythman picked up the piece from the floor and handed it to me. These wounds could have been inflicted by a port key such as those produced. (Wit
<lb/>ness described a number of minor wounds, probably finger-nail scratches, which he found on the body.) I examined (only externally) for any signs of sexual outrage, and found none. Brewster was a very powerfully-built woman, 5 ft. 2 in. to 5 ft. 4 in. tall, weighing 11 st. to 13 st., On the rack immediately underneath the porthole there was a great deal of fresh blood, and on the cording of the rack a quantity of brain matter; running down in a big stream from the rack to the cabin floor there was a good deal of blood. In my opinion, at the time deceased received the blows she was lying on her left side, possibly on the left arm. I think there was some attempt made (after death) to raise the body into a sitting posture underneath the port hole. It would be possible, although extremely difficult, for the body to be pushed through the porthole. I formed the opinion that at the time I saw the body Brewster had been dead for half an hour ait the least to three hours at the most, the probabilities pointing to about two hours. The injuries could not have been self-inflicted or have been the result of accident through, for instance, the ship rolling. I was with Dr. Willcox when he examined the articles exhi
<lb/>bited and the cabin, and I agree with his evidence.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Apart from rigor mortis there is no scientific method of determining the length of time a body has been dead. I saw this body at 13 minutes to six; rigor mortis had not then set in. Rigor mortis would set in (in the latitude in which the ship was) between four and ten hours after death. A great deal of force must have been used to inflict these wounds. They were consistent with having been caused by a hammer with a certain size of head. I did</p>
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<p>not notice any blood stains on prisoner's clothes when I saw him that morning.</p>
<p>Re-examined. When I saw the body again between 8 and 8.30 that morning the early stages of rigor mortis had commenced.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN BOUSFIELD</hi>, Scotland Yard, formally proved photo
<lb/>graphs of the cabins.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-60" type="given" value="EMANUEL"/>EMANUEL FERNANDEZ</persName> </hi>, bath attendant on the China. At 5 a.m. on June 11 prisoner came down and helped to scrub out the saloon.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR MITCHELL</hi>, Scotland Yard. On July 5 I was in the passage outside Bow Street Police Court with prisoner, waiting for his case to come on. He made a statement to me; just as he finished speaking we were called in, and as he went into the dock I went to the other side of the court and made a note of what prisoner had said to me. Before prisoner made this statement we had had a general conversation, about his food and about the weather, but nothing further.</p>
<p>Mr. Roome formally removed his objection to the admissibility of this state
<lb/>ment, on the ground that unless the words taken down were the very words used the statement must be excluded. He cited R. v. Sexton (M. S. Chetw., 1 Burn's Justice; quoted in 2 Russell on Crimes, 2205, in which Mr. Justice Best said: "I will receive nothing as a confes
<lb/>sion in writing that was not taken down from the mouth of the prisoner in his own words, nothing that he says that has any relation to the subject being omitted, nor anything added, except explanations of pro
<lb/>vincial expressions or terms of art. The reading this paper to the prisoner, and his acknowledgment that it was correct, does not remove the objection. By the change of language a very different complexion might be given to the story from what it had when it came from the mouth of the prisoner, and which he might not discover when it was read over to him. The lower orders of men have bat few words to convey their meaning, and they know as little of expres-sions that they are not in the habit of using as if they belonged to another language. I will not receive this paper in evidence." Counsel submitted that the reasoning of Mr. Justice Beet applied with even greater force in the case of a prisoner who was not an Englishman.</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Avory: In R. v. Sexton, the learned judge refused to receive the paper, the writing, as evidence. Here it is not proposed to put in the written note as evidence; I am asked to receive the evidence of this officer, who is entitled to refresh his memory by the document. I shall not exclude the evidence.</p>
<p>Examination continued. Prisoner said to me, "If I say it my faults will they pardon me? Is King George here? If I say it my faults and ask pardon will he relieve me? It his Coronation ten days ago, so perhaps he relieve me, or if he no pardon me will they put me in gaol or hang me up. It both our faults, we fighting." Prisoner knew that I was a police officer. I received from Vanner the articles referred to, and handed them to Dr. Willcox. In our conversations prisoner spoke in broken English; I understood him and he appeared to understand me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The passage I have read is all that I thought it necessary to take down of what he said during the four days I had him in custody. I have given his exact words, verbatim. He spoke quite distinctly. (Counsel put it to witness that what prisoner said was: "If I say it both our faults will they believe me? Where is King George? If I say it both our faults, we fighting—will he pardon me? It his Coronation time lately so perhaps he no lock me in prison. If I say</p>
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<p>it my fault and he no pardon me will they hang me up?") Those are not the words. I heard what you read as distinctly as I heard the prisoner; he spoke more quietly than you. (The witness was then asked to write down from memory the words just put by Mr. Roome. He handed the following version: "If I say it both our faults will they believe me? Where is King George? It his Coronation time lately so perhaps he no put me in goal. If I say it both our faults and we fighting will they believe me?") I have taken down your words as well as I remember them. I made that note in long hand. The statement of prisoner I noted in shorthand; not as he was speak
<lb/>ing, but in the court within two or three minutes.</p>
<p>Chief Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELIAS BOWER</hi>, Scotland Yard. On July 1, with Ser
<lb/>geant Mitchell I boarded the China on her arrival at Plymouth, and we continued on board until arrival at Tilbury on July 4. On that day I arrested prisoner. He knew that I was a police officer, as I had seen him previously. I told him I should take him into custody for wilfully murdering Alice Emily Brewster on the early morning of June 11 on the high seas between Colombo and Aden. He replied, "I under
<lb/>stand." The same charge was read to him at Bow Street; he made no reply. Between July 1 and 4 I had several conversations with prisoner. He first gave me his name as Reuben Almeida; afterwards he said, "My baptised name is not Almeida; that is the name I gave the ship when I was a shilling boy. I was baptised at Bombay about 10 years ago, and my Church name is "Godinho." I said, "Spell it"; he replied, "I cannot; I write it," and he then wrote on a piece of paper "Francisco Carlos Godinho"; that paper (Exhibit 1) he wrote in my presence. Looking at Exhibits 3, 20, and 11, my opinion is that they are in the same writing as Exhibit 1. I measured cabin 114; it is 9 ft. by 6 ft. 2 in.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. (Witness was directed to certain dissimilarities be
<lb/>tween letters on Exhibit 1 and letters on the other three exhibits; he expressed the view that while the latter were in prisoner's natural handwriting, that was not the case with the name on Exhibit 1.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Wing prosecuted; Mr. Lynch defended.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. We were taking the oil to a ship that was waiting to said. Prisoner had asked for a police escort, but the men could not be spared. The strikers turned the van right round; they threatened to throw glasses at us, and I heard shouts of "Out him!" and "Turn it over;" and, when I was at the horses' head, "Limb him." The van was eventually turned over, and the oil was stolen. Before the shot was fired I heard prisoner say "Let the horse's head go"; I did not hear him say anything about firing.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The van was overturned after the shot was fired, bat the threats came before.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. It was a very disorderly and threatening crowd. Prisoner pointed the revolver at the men who held the horse—towards the lower part. I was not a striker. (To the jury.) The horse's head was turned towards the pavement when the shot was fired.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. Pirisoner was facing me when he fired; he did not intend to shoot at me.</p>
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<p>Spurden confessed to a previous conviction of felony at the South London Sesions on September 23, 1908, and a number of convictions dating from 1898 were proved. A former conviction in 1907 was proved against Carroll.</p>
<p>Sentences: Spurden,
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<p>(Wednesday, September 6.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SEYMOUR</hi>, Charles (16, porter)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last Sessions (see page 400) of forgery and larceny, was brought up for judgment.</p>
<p>He was released on his own recognisances and those of his mother in £10 to come up for judgment if called upon.</p>
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<p>(Wednesday, September 6.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Salkeld Green prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-83" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi>, 90, Watergate Street, labourer. On July 25, at about 4.30 p.m., I was in the stern of a barge at Deptford Creek. Last witness walked down the foreshore and got into his boat which was on shore. Prisoner came down with a child and the boat went off. She went to throw the child into the boat and the child went into the</p>
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<p>Dr.
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<p>Detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BROWN</hi>, R Division. I saw prisoner at Watergate Street Police Station. I said to her, "I am a police officer and shall arrest you for attempting to murder your child by throwing it into the river." She said, "What am I to do. He (re
<lb/>ferring to the first witness, the man she lived with) has drove me to it. You know what sort of a man he is. He ought to be there too." She was afterwards charged with the attempted murder and said "Yes" in reply.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. You said something about Nathaniel Nelson being always drunk and that he only came out of prison on June 29. (To the Judge.) He is an unmitigated scoundrel. He was perfectly sober at the time and when he gave evidence before the magistrate.</p>
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<p>Mr. Huntly Jenkins prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-88" type="given" value="HERBERT ROOKE"/>HERBERT ROOKE OLDFIELD</persName> </hi>, 13, Walbrook, E.C. In 1904 Mr. John Henry Jost was introduced to me by his bankers for the purpose of obtaining £275 on a house at 46, Bolingbroke Road, W. The interest was regularly paid up to his death in 1909. I know prisoner's hand
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<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I did not say at the Mansion House that the only transaction I had with you was taking your instructions to recover £25. We are not Mr. Jost's executors.</p>
<p>Mr. Huntly Jenkins asked for a ruling as to the line prisoner was taking in cross-examining on the correspondence.</p>
<p>Judge Lumley Smith. The only question for the jury will be whether or not these letters and post cards are libels.</p>
<p>Prisoner. They are not.</p>
<p>Judge Lumley Smith. It is for the jury to say whether they are or not. You have not pleaded any facts or justification.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I did not understand or I would have done so. I have proof that Oldfield's have a will in my favour and they have been sup
<lb/>pressing it all this time; and it was to get the assistance of the Court I wrote these cards.</p>
<p>Judge Lumley Smith. You cannot go into the question of whether these cards are libels.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Am I not allowed to give any defence?</p>
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<p>Judge Lumley Smith. The only possible defence is to say that it is not your writing. That you have not set up. You can tell the jury that they are not libels.</p>
<p>Prisoner. They are not libels.</p>
<p>Cross-examination continued. The interview referred to in the letter you have just read was in connection with the instruction received from Mr. Jost's son to oppose letters of administration being granted to the widow. There was no question of any will at all. There were some cancelled wills, as you know. Mr. Jost died absolutely insolvent. Letters of administration were granted to the widow. We did not act for her.</p>
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<p>Sentence, Three months' imprisonment, second division.</p>
<p>[Note.—The indictment to which prisoner pleaded is as stated above; the report at page 414 is inaccurate.]</p>
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<p>Mr. Stanley R. Crawford prosecuted.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">A. G. FRYER</hi>, assistant to Messrs. Hall and Co., leather merchants, Deptford. On August 3, about 12.30, prisoner came in and said he wanted some leather for Mr. Turnham, of Florence Road, New Cross, who is a customer of ours. He handed me this note: "Mr. H. H. Hall,—Please send by bearer two Sharland butts of leather, and cut them down the centre, and oblige Mr. Turnham, Florence Road." I gave him the butts cut down the centre and he took them away. Their value is £4 19s.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">C. H. TURNHAM</hi>, bootmaker, 12, Florence Road, Deptford. I did not write the order or give anyone authority to order leather from Messrs. Hall in August; I do not know the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Previous convictions were proved.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE AVORY.</hi> </p>
<p>(September 7 and 8.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Bodkin and Mr. Graham-Campbell prosecuted.</p>
<p>Mr. Bodkin said that the defendant, a licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries, who was acting as locum tenens for a doctor in South London, signed a declaration which stated that he could from his personal knowledge of him vouch Rittman as a fit and proper person to receive a passport. There was no suggestion that defendant had any knowledge of the character of Rittman, but in fact the man had subsequently been arrested at Berne as a pickpocket; this passport being found upon him, the present prosecution was instituted. Defen
<lb/>dant was charged with making a declaration which was false to his knowledge, and calculated to deceive a public department of the State or the officials thereof. This was a common law misdemeanour. (R. v. Brailsford, 1905, 2 K.B., 730; 21 Cox, 16; 75 L.J., K.B., 64.).</p>
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<p>Defendant said that while he was acting as locum tenens for a Dr. Birrell in Camberwell, Rittman called and asked him to sign a certifi
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<p>Mr. Justice Avory said there could be no question that defendant's conduct in signing the false declaration whereby a man who turned out to be a common thief was enabled to obtain from the Secretary of State a passport was a serious offence against the law, because it affected the comity of nations, and might disturb the relations between this and foreign countries. There seemed, however, no reason to sup
<lb/>pose that defendant was actuated by any hope or promise of reward of any kind in doing what he did, or that he was actuated by anything else than a desire to oblige a man he thought was a patient or whose relatives might be patients of the doctor he was acting for.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER.</hi> </p>
<p>(Thursday, September 7.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Prosecutor, a man of intemperate habits, had been a repeated source of annoyance to prisoner who, in order to deter him coming to his public-house again, fired a pistol at him in the belief that it was blank shot. The medical evidence showed that prosecutor, had it not been for his intemperate habits, should have completely recovered by this time.</p>
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<p>Prisoner on a summons for unlawfully using premises for betting purposes, had at the police court made, on oath, serious allegations against the police, which, on the advice of his solicitor, he afterwards withdrew. This class of perjury being now so common, Mr. Bodkin stated the Commissioner had deemed it advisable to take the unusual course of prosecuting a prisoner who had been guilty of perjury while giving evidence on his own behalf, but did not wish to press the case. Prisoner suffered from locomotor ataxy, which had been aggravated by his arrest;.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at Westminster on August 6, 1904, receiving three terms of five years' penal servitude, for Stealing goods by means of a trick. Two other convictions were proved. Prisoner was stated to have been guilty of a large number of frauds which he desired should be taken into account in the sentence. He was stated to have been working honestly in Canada for two years since his last conviction.</p>
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<p>Mr. J. St. John McDonald prosecuted.</p>
<p>Sergeant
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<lb/>soners. Bishop said, pointing to the plaster of paris, "I have been using that to stop up mouse holes." Mason said, "How much do you pay your knower--2s. a week? I should like to be behind you when he was telling you the tale." I said they would be taken to the police station and charged with being in possession of implements for making bad money. When charged Mason said, "This is the first time we have been dabbling in this; we were experimenting." I, with Sergeant Butt, made a further search in the house and found in a cupboard another mould which is broken and evidently worn out by use; also two pieces of metal, being the gaets removed from coin.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES BUTT</hi>, G Division corroborated.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-129" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HOLMES</persName> </hi>, 1, Hermes Street, Pentonville Road. I know Bishop by the name of Cross. Since March last he has occupied my first floor front room at a rent of 5s. 6d. a week.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-130" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. All the articles produced are used by coiners except the two measures. The unfinished florin has been cast in the newer mould (produced); the gaet is adhering to it. The metal in the ladle is that used for making the coin produced.</p>
<p>(Friday, September 8.)</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-131" type="given" value="ALICE MAUD"/>ALICE MAUD CROSS</persName> </hi>, 1, Hermes Street, Pentonville Road, wife of prisoner Bishop (called by Mason), stated that on the day of the arrest her husband sent her out for a walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., that Mason had entered the room at 2.20 or 2.30 p.m., and had never been seen there before.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-132" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MASON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath) stated they had been the dupe of another man who had induced Bishop to lend his room to do coining, and had then betrayed the two prisoners to the police.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BISHOP</hi> (not on oath) confirmed that statement and added that he was in great distress at the time.</p>
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<p>Eight convictions were proved against Mason, commencing in 1897, including 12, 12, 20, 12, 6, and 12 months for larceny, etc., and one coinage conviction of 12 months. Against Bishop eight convictions were proved, including on April 26, 1910, 12 months for uttering.</p>
<p>Sentence (each),
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-34-19110905 t19110905-34-punishment-34"/>Seven years' penal servitude</rs>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JUDGE LUMLEY SMITH.</hi> </p>
<p>(Thursday, September 7.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner was released on his own recognisances in £50 to come up for judgment if called upon.</p>
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<p>Mr. Clarke Hall prosecuted; Mr. Lister Drummond defended.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-38-19110905 t19110905-38-punishment-36"/>One month's hard labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">COLLINS</hi>, Ernest (21, dealer)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-150" type="surname" value="SALES"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110905-42-offence-1 t19110905-name-150"/>Eliza Sales</persName>, a girl under the age of 16 years and over the age of 13 years.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-42-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-42-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-42-19110905 t19110905-42-punishment-40"/>Four months' hard labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110905-43-offence-1 t19110905-name-152"/>Ernest Percy Starkie</persName>, a male person, of an act of gross indecency with himself, the said G. E. Regan.</rs> </p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19110905-43-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-43-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-43-19110905 t19110905-43-punishment-41"/>Prisoner was released on his own recognisances in £5 to come up for judgment if called upon</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19110905-44-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, being found by night, having in his possession, without lawful excuse, certain implements of house-break
<lb/>ing, to with, one chisel, one screwdriver, and one piece of steel; break
<lb/>ing and entering the shop of
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-154" type="surname" value="PRESTON"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-154" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110905-44-offence-1 t19110905-name-154"/>Francis Preston</persName> and stealing therein two boots, his goods.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. C. F. Gubbings prosecuted.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERNEST POWELL</hi>, 323 C. On the night of July 29 I was on duty in Bishopsgate Street, standing directly opposite Middlesex Street. At 1.25 a.m. I saw prisoner break the window of No. 208, Bishopsgate Street, with this piece of granite wrapped up in canvas, which was found in the shop. He ran away. I followed and caught him in Middlesex Street. In his handwere these two boots. I did not lose sight of him. There was no one else in sight. They are two odd boots and there were 11 other boots on the footway.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. When this affair took place I was not at Liverpool Street. I said I saw you break the window. The boots were in your hand when I arrested you.</p>
<p>Police-constable 34 C. At 1.30 a.m. on July 29 I was in Bishops
<lb/>gate Street and heard a smash of glass. I went in the direction of the sound and found a large hole in the front of the window. Prisoner was in custody of last witness. The window had been broken by a stone wrapped up in canvasand 11 boots were on the footway immediately under the aperture. I took the boots to the station and left an officer in charge of the window. I was present at the station when prisoner wassearched. These tools were found upon him. I did not see prisoner walk past the window.</p>
<p>To prisoner. I was near the police-station on the same side towards Liverpool Street. I saw somebody else near the premises when I arrived; that was an officer coming in the opposite direction. There was not one other person.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19110905-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110905-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-155" type="surname" value="PRESTON"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-155" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS PRESTON</persName> </hi>, bootmaker, 208, Bishopsgate Street, identified the boots as his property.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-156" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-156" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DAVIS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I submit that this is a case of mistaken identity. The statement of the first witness is nothing bat a tissue of falsehoods from beginning to end. I am informed when this affair happened that the first witness was at the corner of Liver
<lb/>pool Street. That being so I fail to see how he could see me or any
<lb/>body else in Middlesex Street. Theaffair as far as I am aware is this. Shortly after one o'clock on July 29 I was going to Liverpool Street from Shoreditch, where I had been to a place of amusement. When I was at the corner of Brushfield Street I heard some glass fall and when I ran into Middlesex Street I saw a man, who was a perfect stranger to me, with about a dozen pairs of boots under his arm. I then heard cries of "Stop him" andran after him. When he saw I was chasing him he dropped the property and ran towards White's Row. The constable then appeared and arrested me. I pro
<lb/>tested that he had made a greatmistake. As regards these so-called housebreaking implements I hope to be able to call two witnesses to prove that they are not what they are alleged to be. I contend that they are simply cabinet-maker'stools and they are the property of Mr. Chandler, a cabinet manufacturer, whose foreman put them in my pocket.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19110905-44-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Numerous convictions were proved.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<interp inst="t19110905-44-punishment-42" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-44-punishment-42" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110905-45-offence-1 t19110905-name-158"/>Mary Ann Mott</persName> with intent to do her some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110905-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110905-name-159" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-159" type="surname" value="MOTT"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-159" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN MOTT</persName> </hi>, 5a, Fountain Street, Lambeth, Prisoner is my husband. I have been separated from him three years. On August Bank Holiday I took my two young children to Clapham Common</p>
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<p>with another neighbour and her child. When I got there I saw prisoner; he looks at me and said something. I walks off and don't say anything. I go to the Common with the children and don't come back till between seven and eight. I put the children to bed at nine o'clock and went up Wandsworth Road again. He comes after me again and struck at me. I hit him back. I took no notice. At 12 I was standing talking to two or three outside the "Nottingham Castle" public-house; he comes behind me, hits me on the shoulder, and says, "Now I have done it," and ran away. I bled; I found I was stabbed.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I first saw you in Wandsworth Road. I was still outside the pub. I next saw you outside the "Bellevue" public-house on Clapham Common. I was drinking with a man named Keeble, with a boy whom you know. The next time I saw you I was in company of my landladyand the other woman's hus
<lb/>band. I do not know if the man was there; it did not trouble me. You have threatened me often.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERNEST DENFIELD</hi>, 278 W. I took prisoner into custody on August 8. When charged he said, "I am sorry I did not do the old cow in." The wife was perfectly sober. She had got a very bad wound on the collar-bone. This knife was grasped in prisoner's left hand. It was closed.</p>
<p>To prisoner. I first saw the knife at the station. I could not say how you carried it to the station. When you was searched you had it in your left hand.</p>
<p>Dr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SILVER</hi>. I examined prisoner's wife. I found a clean cut wound at the back of the left shoudler. It had penetrated down the shoulder blade about half an inch; then the knife hit the bone. If it had missed the bone it would have gone to the lung. This knife might have caused the wound.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. A. L. MOTT</hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I was mad in drink, which I have been in drink practically speaking for months. 'Previous to doing this I was mad with drink, got locked up, sentenced to three weeks in Wandsworth Prison, and I have been under observation all the time. Practically speaking I am not in my right mind when I am in drink. When I am all right I workhard. It is through this separation my wife has got against me which deprives me of my home and children. I am sorry to tell you I have been locked up several times since the separation. All I havegot to do now is to go out and get 6d. for my night's lodging and the rest goes in drink. I cannot go to sleep without my drink as the wife and children are in my eyes. Directly it is daylight in themorning I go into the public house. I hope you will deal with me fairly, honestly, and justly.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19110905-45-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>Guilty of unlawfully wounding</rs>.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<interp inst="t19110905-45-punishment-43" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-45-19110905 t19110905-45-punishment-43"/>15 months' hard labour</rs>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE AVORY.</hi> </p>
<p>(Friday, September 8.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19110905-46-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>pleaded guilty</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110905-46-offence-1 t19110905-name-161"/>Sidney George Hobbs</persName>, a letter threat
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<p>Sentence,
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<interp inst="t19110905-46-punishment-44" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-46-punishment-44" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110905-47-offence-1 t19110905-name-163"/>Rose Schechter</persName> with intent to murder her; feloniously wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110905-47-offence-1 t19110905-name-164"/>Jacob Schechter</persName> with intent to do him some grevious bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Tully-Christie prosecuted.</p>
<p>Prisoner
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<p>Sentence,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-47-19110905 t19110905-47-punishment-45"/>Three years' penal servitude</rs>;
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19110905-48-offence-1 t19110905-name-166"/>Kathleen Price</persName> </rs>; also in
<lb/>dicted for attempting to commit suicide.</p>
<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Leycester prosecuted; Mr. H. T. L. Roberta defended.</p>
<p>The charge of murder was tried.</p>
<p>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JESSIE HANWELL</hi>, Bolton Road, Pinner. Prisoner lived a few doors from me with her husband and two children; one was a boy, Tom, aged eight years; the other a baby, Kathleen, aged two years and nine months. On August 10 I called at her house about 1 p.m. and saw prisoner; as she seemed tired and complained of pain at the top of her head I advised her to have an hour's rest in the after
<lb/>noon. She had been complaining of pains in her head since Easter. Just before six prisoner's husband came to me and asked if I had any smelling salts, as his wife was ill, and I gave him some sal volatile. Shortly afterwards I went to their house and found prisoner lying on the bed unconscious; in another room I saw the baby Kathleen lying dead. Dr. Huston came, and artificial respiration was tried upon the baby without success. I know prisoner's writing; Exhibit 3 is in her handwriting. This was as follows: "This is the end. I am unable to bear more. Tom (the littleboy) I must leave—he will forget. My Kathleen must go with me. Had you shown one spark of love for the kiddies or me last night this would not have been. As I write I realise what a mistake it has all been. I can struggle no more.—Your Broken-hearted Wife."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner had complained to me for several days before this about her head. On this day she seemed very tired and had a strained look about the eyes.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-167" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ROBINS</persName> </hi>, Bolton Road. On August 10 about 5.45 p.m. pri
<lb/>soner (who lived next door to me) called out to me and I went into her house into the scullery. I noticed a smell of gas. Prisoner and Kathleen were lying unconscious on the grass in the garden.</p>
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<p>carried Kathleen upstairs and I and Mr. Price tried artificial respira
<lb/>tion, but without success.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-168" type="given" value="MARSHALL PHILLIP"/>MARSHALL PHILLIP HUSTON</persName> </hi>, M.D., Wealdstone. About ten to six on the evening of August 10 I was called to prisoner's house. As I went in I noticed a smell of coal gas. Upstairs I found the girl Kath
<lb/>leen in her cot unconscious; her cheeks and lips were of a cherry red colour; she had a black mark and a bruise over the right eyebrow as if she had fallen againstsomething. The symptoms were consistent with coal-gas poisoning. I tried to get her back to consciousness but without success. I went into the scullery and noticed a very strong smell of gas there, although at thattime the doors and windows had been opened.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-169" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY R. HARLEY</persName> </hi>, M.D., Wealdstone, divisional surgeon. I have attended prisoner for about four years. On August 10 about 6.30 p.m. I went to her house and saw her; she was then partially con-scious; she was recovering from the effects of coal-gas poisoning. I saw also the body of Kathleen, and assisted at the efforts to restore consciousness, which wereunavailing. I subsequently made a post
<lb/>mortem examination of the body, which confirmed my opinion thai she died from coal-gas poisoning. I had a conversation with prisoner and her husband and then went into the scullery. There I noticed a strong smell of gas, more than in the rest of the house. As I was leaving the house I noticed in the hall a slate to which was attached a tradesman's bill with writing on*it (Exhibit 3). On August 14 I had a conversation with prisoner as to what took place on the 10th. She said, "You know, doctor, how fond I was of my children; I do not know why I did it." She went on tosay that she put seven pennies in the meter as she thought that would be enough to do it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. During the four years I attended prisoner she appeared to be perfectly happy in her home; she and her husband were devoted to each other and fond of their children Prisoner did not quite recover from the gas poisoning for about 24 hours. She was in a very dazed condition; she didnot seem to realise what she had done; she complained of pain on the top of her head. I came to the conclusion that she was not responsible for her actions. She did not shed a tear until four days afterthe occurrence, and showed no concern as to her child. Such a change in a formerly affectionate mother is a strong indication of insanity.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I think the mental state to which I refer was not consequent upon the coal-gas poisoning, but existed before. She had been complaining of the pain in her head and of the intense heat of August 9 and 10 (the two hottest days for the last seventy-four years); this was the probable cause of the temporary insanity.</p>
<p>Detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS DAVIS</hi>, X division. On August 17 I went to prisoner's house with a warrant. After cautioning her, I read the warrant; she made no reply. Later on she said, "It must have been the heat." At the police-station, when formally charged, she said, "Cannot you keep my little boy out of it: he is not yet nine years old and he knows nothing aboutit; we do not want him to remember there was anything tragic; we want him to believe that</p>
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<p>Kathie died a natural death." On August 11 I examined the gas
<lb/>stove in the scullery; it contains 60 small burners.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When I arrested her prisoner seemed very strange and dazed and in a semi-comasose condition; her eyes had a peculiar, vacant expression; she did not seem to appreciatet the seriousness of the charge.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>, medical officer at Holloway Prison. Prisoner has been under my observation since August 17. When I saw her on that day she was intellectually fairly clear; she gave a coherent account of her antecedents. During my observations her apathetic state was extremely marked; she showed an entire emotional insensibility. She was about 37 years old. She told me that her men
<lb/>struation began relatively early, and described to me symptoms of approaching climacteric change; this is unusual before the age of 40, but is not unknown. She hadsuffered from insomnia and severe headaches. In my opinion she was on August 10 insane so as not to be responsible for her actions.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. While in prison she has been gradually recovering her sanity. The day before yesterday, on receiving a letter about her child's clothing, she cried for a time and said, "I begin to realise it." The writing on Exhibit 3 shows deliberation, but that is not incon
<lb/>sistent with certain forms of insanity. I agree with Dr. Harley that she must have been insane before being poisoned with coal gas.</p>
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<p>Mr. Elsley Zeitlyn prosecuted; Mr. A. S. Carr defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-173" type="given" value="REUBEN FRANK"/>REUBEN FRANK ELWORTHY</persName> </hi>, brewer's drayman, 21, Rodwell Road, East Dulwich. On July 29, about 7.15 p.m. I was outside Barclay and Perkins' Brewery in Park Street, with my brother, Herbert Richard. Prisoner with some other men came along. I did not know prisoner, but my brother did. Prisoner said to my brother, "Why don't you go home to the wife and children?"My brother crossed the road to pri
<lb/>soner (I remaining where I was) and after they had walked a few yards together prisoner threw my brother; the stones were rather bad, and they fell together. Both got up, and prisoner struck my brother three blows in the face.; my brother fellbackwards and hit his head on an iron grating and became unconscious. I got him some brandy, and he rallied at once. Someone sent for the police; my brother refused to charge prisoner. My brother was taken to Guy's Hospital; I took him home from there about 11.45. I saw him the next day; he was in bed, but conscious; as he got worse I sent for a doctor. I saw him again on the 31st; he was unconscious. On August 1 I saw him in Camberwell Infirmary. Both men were sober at the time of the quarrel.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. My brother was taller than prisoner. When the police came my brother said, "I won't give him in charge; it was only a friendly spar; I will have my own back another time." I took my brother home on a tram; as he was getting off the tram he fell down again; he did not hit his head that time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-174" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY PICKETT</persName> </hi>, a stranger to both parties, who happened to pass at the time of the fight, gave a similar account.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-175" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM J. C. LEACH</persName> </hi>, superintendent of Camberwell Infirmary. Elworthy was brought in at 9.40 p.m. on July 31. He was semi
<lb/>conscious and suffering from severe brain trouble; he became worse, and died at 6.35 p.m. on August 3. At the post-mortem, on removing the scalp, I found a contused bone and a fracture at the back of the skull. The cause of death was coma, from inflammation of the Brain, following fractured skull.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The skull was remarkably thin—about half the usual thickness.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWARD WILDING</hi>, M Division. I arrested pri
<lb/>soner on August 3 at 9.15 p.m. He said, "I am sorry to hear he is dead; it was an accident; he fell on a grating; we worked together for years; we have been good friends; he struck me first."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I believe prisoner is a man of good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-176" type="given" value="HUBERT TEMPLER"/>DR. HUBERT TEMPLER DUPREE</persName> </hi>, of Guy's Hospital. Elworthy was brought in about 7.30 p.m. on July 29. He was just recovering from concussion. I kept him in the surgery for some hours and sent him home.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. At that time the fracture may have existed without being noticeable.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-177" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS GUINANE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I have known Elworthy for two years; we have worked together and always been friends. On this night, seeing prisoner across the road, I sang out—just so as to attract his attention—" Why don't you go home to your wife and child?" I meant this as a mere jocular remark. He came over to me and said he would close my mouth. I said, "I'm sorry I spoke; the next time I speak to you it will do yougood." He struck me on the chest, and said, "If you are man enough, come out here." He rushed at me in a fighting attitude, and ofcourse I hit him as he was coming for me; he fell and struck his head on a grating. When the policeman came Elworthy said, "It's all right; it was only a friendly spar."</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-178" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WINNING</persName> </hi>,
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-179" type="given" value="FRANCIS B."/>FRANCIS B. TAINTON</persName> </hi>, and
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-180" type="given" value="WILLIAM J. B."/>WILLIAM J. B. TAINTON</persName> </hi>, who saw the fight, generally corroborated prisoner, declaring that de
<lb/>ceased struck the first blow.</p>
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<lb/>slaughter of
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<p>Mr. Gerald F. Carter prosecuted; Mr. Stephen Lynch defended.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110905-name-183" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-183" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES A. MCGILL</persName> </hi>, employed at Cory's, coal merchants, Charlton. On August 18 I went with Williams into the "Waterman's Arms" about 10 p.m. Searle was inside; he was under the influence of drink. About a quarter to 11 I saw prisoner at the counter. He left about 11.30. Just after 12 I, Williams, Dobbs, and Searle left. Prisoner was waiting outside; he walked towards Searle, and said, "You are the man I want to see." He took off his coat and made a blow at Searle. Williams and I got hold of prisoner, and pointed out that Searle was drunk and not fit to fight. Prisoner said to me, "Let go, Charlie"; I let go, and Williams led him down the lane. Prisoner returned and struck Searle a blow; Searle fell, striking the back of his head on the road; prisoner ran away. Williams and I took Searle home; he was bleeding from the back of the head and the right ear. I did not see Searle strike prisoner.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. At this time there Was talk of a strike at Cory's; prisoner and some 30 other workmen who were Navy men determined to work, notwithstanding the strike; prisoner, before there had been a meeting of the men, went to Cory's and told them that the Navy men would remain loyal to the firm; his doing that without authority caused some ill-feeling. Searle wasa Union man. About 11 Searle left the house for a few minutes; he came back with Dobbs, not with prisoner. I did not see Searle produce a union ticket and say, "That long bastard has not got a thinglike this." I did not hear anyone urging Searle to go for prisoner. Prisoner Was quite sober. When we left the house Searle was absolutely drunk. I did not see a policeman come up on his bicycle beforeprisoner was led down the lane. It was about 12 yards up the lane that the fatal blow was struck. Prisoner and I have always been on friendly terms.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110905-name-184" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-184" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS A. WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (after confirming the early part of McGill's story). After McGill let go of prisoner I and prisoner's wife took him down the lane some 40 or 50 yards. Then he broke from us and ran back 30 or 40 yards towards Searle, striking him upon his arrival; Searle fell and lay there unconscious. I picked him up and propped him against the wall; when I lookedround prisoner had gone. (Wit
<lb/>ness (persisted that he did not see Searle strike prisoner.) Alter Searle had fall-en a constable came up; I said to him, "It's all right, policeman, if you leave it to us wewill take him home "—not thinking there was anything serious; and the constable left and we took Searle to his home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-185" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DOBBS</persName> </hi>. I left the house with Searle, who was drunk. When, we got outside prisoner struck Searle and knocked him down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-186" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER E. BOULTER</persName> </hi>, medical superintendent of Plumstead In
<lb/>firmary. On the afternoon of August 19 Searle was brought in; he was unconscious, suffering from a wound on the back of his head, and bleeding from the right ear. He remained unconscious until he died on the following day about 6 p.m. At the post-mortem I found an ex
<lb/>tensive fracture of the base of theskull. There was a bruise under the eye consistent with a blow. The cause of death was coma., resulting from the fracture of the skull.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. Deceased had been a very powerfully built man, more so than the prisoner.</p>
<p>Detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES CUNNINGHAM</hi>, R Division. I arrested prisoner on (August 21; he made no reply then nor When the charge was read over to him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. From my inquiries prisoner is a respectable man in every way. He has good discharges from the Navy and has a pension; he was retired through loss of an arm. He has a good character from his employers. Cory Brothers. He is not a quarrel
<lb/>some man.</p>
<p>(Saturday, September 9.)</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110905-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110905-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-187" type="surname" value="SAVIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-187" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY RICHARD"/>WILLIAM HENRY RICHARD SAVIDGE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I went into the "Waterman's Arms" about 20 past 11; I met Searle outside and asked him to have a drink; he said he did not mind, and I called for two drinks, which were served. He then declined his drink. (I had no (personal quarrel with Searle, but there had been some friction with us men at Cory's owing to my going to the firm and saying that the Navy men Would not go onstrike.) Searle went away to an
<lb/>other part of the bar and began talking at me. He said, "You see that one-armed, long f—g bastard; I would not work with him if my hands dropped off." He kept onusing abusive language; I took no notice; I said to the landlord that I did not want to come to the public-house and be treated like that. The landlord spoke to Searle. My wife came in to fetch me home, but I did not leave then; she looked in a second time. Just before closing time I went out. My wife was outside talking to Mr. and Mrs. Ball. I was telling them what had taken place inside the bar. Searle was the last man to come out. He said, "Where is the long bastard?" I said, "Here I am, I'm not gone away yet." Hestruck me in the stomach and I retaliated in self-defence. MoGill and Williams got hold of me, and Searle made an attempt to get at me while they were holding me. We all moved down the lane together, a crowd of twenty or thirty. Searle and MicGill were in front of me. Dobbs and MoGill were urging Searle to fight one. We got about forty or fifty yards down the lane. Searle, put up his fists, and therewere several blows struck on either side. He first of all (struck me in the chest and caused me to fall. I got up and hit him back and he fell. Then someone said, "There's a policeman" and I walked awaytowards home.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Searle was not drunk when I first met him. When he came out I did walk towards him; that was after he had called me a long bastard; I wanted an explanation; I had no chance to get one before he punched me. After he punched me I took my coat off. I was walking down the lane towards my home; that was the only way I could go home. I swearthat (Searle was in front and that it was he who turned back and struck me. I did not say before the Coroner that Searle came afterme; my deposition was not read</p>
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<p>over to me. (To the Court.) When Searle fell I did not stop to see whether he got up again; I walked away home; I did not run. Why I did not s'top was because there was something about a policeman coming and I thought I might get looked up for street fighting.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR SIMS</hi>, 415 R. On the early morning of August 19 I saw a number of men up the lane about 50 yards from the "Waterman's Arms." Searle was in a sitting position up against the fence. The men with him said they would look after him and I did not think it necessary to do anything further, as he was with his friends.</p>
<p>Mr. and Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BALL, G.W. RYE</hi>, senior,
<hi rend="smallCaps">G. W. RYE</hi>, junior, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE OLDBRIDGE</hi> (landlord, manager, and potman of the "Water
<lb/>man's Arms "), and prisoner's wife gave evidence in support of his story.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-name-188" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY SAVIDGE</persName> </hi>, prisoner's father, said that prisoner was always a peaceable, well-behaved man.</p>
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<interp inst="t19110905-50-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>Guilty, but we recommend prisoner to mercy on account of the large amount of provocation he apparently received</rs>."</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-50-19110905 t19110905-50-punishment-48"/>Nine months' imprisonment</rs>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE AVORY.</hi> </p>
<p>(Saturday, September 9.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-51-19110905 t19110905-51-punishment-49"/>21 months' hard labour</rs>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER.</hi> </p>
<p>(Friday, September 8.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM NICHOLLS</hi>, 202 B. At 12.45 a.m. on August 20 I was on duty in Fleet Street when I heard a noise behind me. I turned round and saw prisoners running out of the street door of No. 72. I ran after them and caught them against a door leading to Hangingsword Alley. I asked them what was on, and they both said they had been assisting Harry Barker, Who was drunk, home, and had run out for a lark. Ferguson, who lived at No. 72, came up and made a communication to me. I sent for assistance and they were</p>
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<p>taken to the station; they went quietly. One scent bottle in a silver case and some sample bottles of scent (produced) were found upon O'Connor. On returning to the place where I had arrested them, in the doorway, I found this jemmy.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Wood. This American-cloth bag containing one box of soap, one box of face powder, and three bottles of perfume was found in Mr. Spurs' room, packed ready too take away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110905-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110905-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-195" type="surname" value="SPURS"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-195" type="given" value="ERNEST ALECK"/>ERNEST ALECK SPURS</persName> </hi>, advertising agent, 72, Fleet Street. All the articles produced are my property. I left No. 72 about 1 p.m. on August 19, locking up the office. On returning there on Monday morning I found my three doors opening on to the landing broken open, and all my papers scattered over the floor; every lock in the place was broken except the safe. The things in the bag had been removed from one room to the other.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110905-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110905-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-196" type="surname" value="FERGUSON"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-196" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FERGUSON</persName> </hi>, wood engraver, 72, Fleet Street (top floor). I sleep there sometimes. On arriving there at 12.20 a.m. on August 20 I found my front room broken open; I noticed that the door going on to the roof was open. I searched over the roof but could find no
<lb/>thing. On returning I heard voices at the bottom of the stairs. I went down and saw a constable. On going into Crown Court I found prisoners, who were strangers tome, detained by a publican and potman.</p>
<p>To O'Connor: I opened the street door with the key. I did not look for marks on it. I found my friend asleep on the stairs; he had had a glass or two, but he was not drunk; he was waiting for me. I may have said to the constable that the street door was all right. I did say that I did not want tocharge them.</p>
<p>To Wood. I locked the street door after me when I came in.</p>
<p>To the Court. I did not notice anything about the doors on the first floor; they were closed.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. NICHOLLS</hi> (recalled). Ferguson would have to pass the doors on the first floor, which were broken open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">G. FERGUSON</hi> (recalled). It was rather dark and I did not notice the doors. When I returned with Sergeant Ward I saw they were broken open.</p>
<p>Police-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWARD WARD</hi>, City Police. On the early morning of August 20 I examined the premises at 72, Fleet Street. I found marks on the street door apparently produced by a jemmy; the box of the lock had been forced back. There were marks on the inner door in the ground-floor passage; the first floor office door was forced; an attempt had been made toforce two doors on the second floor; on the third floors two doors had been forced, and the contents of the drawers inside scattered on the floor; on the fourth floor two doors were forced, but nothing disturbed. The doors were all closed. The marks on the doors and drawerscorresponded exactly with the jemmy handed me by Police-constable Nicholls. I made the street door secure for the night by knocking the screws of the lock back; they were only displaced.</p>
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<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110905-name-197" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110905-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-197" type="surname" value="BARKER"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-197" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY BARKER</persName> </hi>, wood engraver, 72, Fleet Street. (To the Court.) At 11.30 p.m. on August 19 I arrived home, let myself in with my key, and locked the door after me. I expected to see Ferguson, so I sat on the landing and went to sleep. I had had a little drop to drink, but I was very tired and hot. I heard nothing until he aroused me at about 12.30 a.m. We wentthen into the court, where I saw prisoners, who are entire strangers to me, in custody.</p>
<p>To Wood. You and O'Connor did not come home with me.</p>
<p>To O'Connor. I did not meet you and Wood at Ludgate, turn and ask you to have a drink; I have never seen either of you in my life.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19110905-name-198" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19110905-name-198" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-198" type="surname" value="O'CONNOR"/>
<interp inst="t19110905-name-198" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL O'CONNOR</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). At about 10.30 p.m. we met Barker, who took us to have a drink. He said he was going our way home and would accompany us. When we got to No. 72 he said he lived there, and attempted to open the door with his key, but being drunk he could not do so. Wood opened the door for him and we all went in. He was too drunk togo upstairs. Wood and I went upstairs to try and find the caretaker, tout could not do so. I found the jemmy in a recess, I had a (sudden temptation to break open the doors, but I did not break in thefront entrance.</p>