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<p>MAY, 1912.</p>
<p>Vol. CL.VII.] [Part 932</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>CROSBY, MAYOR.</p>
<p>EIGHTH SESSION,</p>
<p>HELD MAY 14TH, 1912, AND FOLLOWING DAYS.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORTHAND BY</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-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="t19120514-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,</p>
<p>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 COUNTIES</p>
<p>WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Tuesday, May 14th, 1912, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS BOOR CROSBY, M.D., LORD MAYOR</hi> of the said City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-3" type="given" value="WALTER GEORGE FRANK"/>WALTER GEORGE FRANK PHILLIMORE</persName> </hi>, Bart., and the Right Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD COLERIDGE</hi>, two of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-4" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-5" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Bart; Sir W.
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-6" type="given" value="VAUGHAN"/>VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Bart.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-7" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAS. CHEERS WAKEFIELD</hi>, Knight; and
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-8" 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="t19120514-name-9" type="given" value="LUMLEY"/>LUMLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>, K.C., Commissioner; and His Honour Judge
<hi rend="smallCaps">RENTOUL</hi>, K.C., Commissioner; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-10" type="given" value="CHARLES AUGUSTIN"/>CHARLES AUGUSTIN HANSON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-11" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BRIGGS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAS. WALTON SAWBRIDGB</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<p>. 1912.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CROSBY, MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<p>(Tuesday, May 14.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction of felony at the Old Street Police Court on August 17, 1910. He had stolen a Post Office Savings Bank-book from his brother, with whom he lived, and had forged receipts for three sums amounting to £1. It was stated that he had been a great source of trouble to hospitals; after having been treated he would leave, taking with him articles belonging to the hospital. His family had done all they could for him; he was able to earn £3 or £4 a week.</p>
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<p>Prisoner contracted his first marriage in 1897 and his second in Feb
<lb/>ruary last. The second wife, who had given him into custody, stated that when going through the form of marriage with prisoner she did not know he was married; there had been no improper relations before this.</p>
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<p>Eleven convictions, dating from 1892, were proved, one of them for being a rogue and vagabond and one for living on the earnings of prostitution; prisoner was stated to be a very bad character.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120514-5-offence-1 t19120514-name-21"/>Alfred Matthews</persName> and another in order that he might deliver them to Mr. Israel, unlaw
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-22" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FIELD</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Charles Matthews and Co., carmen and contractors, Hop Exchange. On April 10 I instructed pri
<lb/>soner, one of our carmen, to collect a load of potatoes from Middleton's Wharf to deliver to John Willy's. It would be his duty to return after a reasonable time to receive his day's pay or book up his work, but I did not see him again until I saw him at the police court last Tuesday.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. There is a notice in the office to the effect that you should return.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-23" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NICHOLLS</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the Middleton's Wharf, Wapping. About 3 p.m. on April 10 prisoner came and I loaded on his van 47 cases of potatoes in accordance with an order I had received from the office. He signed this book (produced) for them in my presence. He then went away with the van With the exception of finding him asleep on some cases just before I began to load he was all right.</p>
<p>To prisoner. You were not drunk; you seemed all right. (To the Court.) He was by himself. He drove away all right.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-24" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BOLTON</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of John Willy and Co. On April 10 I saw prisoner at the Middleton's Wharf. I got a gang to get him loaded and gave him a delivery note to go to Mr. Israel, at Spitalfields. I value the potatoes at between £17 and £18. I saw him drive away. He seemed in an excitable condition.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-26" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DA COSTA</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. Israel, Spitalfields Market. I did not see prisoner at all on April 10 and no potatoes were delivered to us by his firm on that day; we were expecting a con
<lb/>signment.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JORDAN</hi> </persName>. At 8.30 p.m. on May 1 I saw prisoner at Union Street, Borough, and told him I should arrest him for stealing 47 cases of potatoes on April 10, the property of Matthews and Co. He said, "Who is going to charge me? Have you any proof I stole them?" I told him that Mr. King would charge him. He said, "I was drunk and don't know anything about it." I took him to the station, where he was charged. He made no reply.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate: "Six weeks previous to this date I had been a teetotaller. The night before this I had a few words with my wife and I took to drink. It very much upset me, sir. I arrived at Middleton's Wharf about 11.30 a.m. I found I could not</p>
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<p>get loaded before dinner, which is 12 o'clock, so I went to the neigh
<lb/>bouring public-house. How long I stayed I could not tell you, but I know this gentleman, Mr. Nicholls, woke me up. From this till I woke up in my van in the Tower Bridge Road I was apparently asleep, sir. How long I could not tell you. I got up and looked about me. I could not make out where I was. The van was empty, so I drove it home. Me and my horse-foreman and my horse
<lb/>keeper went in next door and had a glass of ale. I went home, sir, and had another row as usual over supper, and having two or three shillings in my pocket through the effect of being a teetotaler I did not go to work for a couple of days. On the Saturday my wife told me Mr. King had been there for my work-docket, which we have to make out. I made it out and my boy took it to the office. They said they wanted to know what had become of their 47 cases of potatoes Of course, I knew nothing at all about it. The only excuse I can offer is that I was drugged in Wapping and robbed of them. I have no idea of how I got to Tower Bridge Road."</p>
<p>Upon being called upon for his defence, prisoner stated that he wished to call his wife to prove the "row,"in consequence of which he had got drunk. On the Recorder stating that he did not think this evidence would be of any good to him, prisoner refrained from calling witnesses.</p>
<p>After the summing-up, Mr. Thomas (recalled) stated, at the request of the jury, that prisoner had no van-boy when sent out with the van.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<p>On February 27,1911, prisoner had been bound over under the Pro
<lb/>bation of First Offenders' Act for stealing; he had been convicted on two occasions for drunkenness.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-5a-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>of forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, certain orders for the delivery of goods, to wit, for the delivery of five cameras, 60 dozen boxes of pills, a quantity of pens on
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<p>Prisoner confessed to a conviction of felony at this court on July 22, 1901. He was given by police evidence a very bad record, having been practically continuously in prison since 1889.</p>
<p>Sentence (May 15):
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<p>Mr. Robert Wilkinson prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-31" type="given" value="JAMES ALFRED"/>JAMES ALFRED DAY</persName> </hi>, manager, Whitaker's Drug Stores, 113, Dawes Road, Fulham. On April 20, at 9.15 p.m., Parker bought a 2d. tablet of glycerine and cucumber soap (produced), tendered 2s. piece (pro
<lb/>duced) in payment, received 1s. 10d. change, and left. I noticed it was bad, followed, and saw her 50 yards off with the male prisoner. They walked on together to Vincent's Drug Stores; Barton waited on the opposite side of the road while Parker went in. I then made a communication to a police-constable. Parker came out of the stop, joined Barton, and went on to Argon Mews. I detained Parker; the police-constable went after Barton and brought him back. Parker said to me, "What is the matter; what does this all mean?" I said, "I expect the policeman knows." They were then both taken to the police station and charged by me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Barton. I feel quite sure it was you that Parker met when she left my shop; I saw your side face.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-32" type="given" value="ALFRED ERNEST"/>ALFRED ERNEST STRONG</persName> </hi>, manager, Vincent and Co., chemists, 19, Borden Place, Fulham. On April 20, about 9.15 p.m., Parker bought 2d. tablet of Rose soap (produced), and tendered in payment 2s. piece (produced), which I found to be bad. I said, "This is a bad coin." She said, "I changed some gold to-day, and I had some silver in my bag before that; how I came to have this bad 2s. piece I do not know." I handed her the bad coin, and she paid with a good 2s. piece.</p>
<p>To Barton. I did not see you.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-33" type="given" value="HERBERT CECIL"/>HERBERT CECIL BROWN</persName> </hi>, chemist, 84, Fulham Palace Road. On April 20, at about 7.30 p.m. Parker bought 2d. tablet of Rose soap (produced), and tendered in payment 2s. piece, which I found to be bad. I told her so; she said she did not know where she had obtained it; she had had change for half a sovereign, but had silver before that in her purse. I returned the coin, and she paid in good money.</p>
<p>To Barton. I did not see you.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-34" type="given" value="ERNEST JOHN"/>ERNEST JOHN LOUSTY</persName> </hi>, assistant to W.H. Brooks, chemist, 509, New Cross Road. On April 19, at about 8.30 p.m., Parker bought 2d. cake of coap (produced). I gave her her bill, which she took to the pay-desk. Miss Elsie Barker, the cash' clerk, then brought me 2s. piece, which I tested and found to be bad. I told Parker it was bad, and asked where she got it from. She said her husband gave it to her with a handful of silver. She then paid for the soap with a good shilling. She said it was funny that she did not notice it, she being in business. She was given receipt (produced).</p>
<p>To Barton. I did not see you.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-35" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BURTON</persName> </hi>, wife of John Burton, chemist, 373, Old Kent Road. In the beginning of last November Parker bought this 2d. packet of soap (produced), for which she tendered a bad florin. I said, "This is a bad 2s. piece." She said, "I am sorry." She then took the coin back again, and paid with good money. Two years ago she tendered me a bad 2s. piece, and as she had no other money she went out of the shop.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant. I think two years ago is too far off; we need not trouble about that.</p>
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<p>To Barton. I did not see you. (To the Court.) She came the first time about the beginning of the year 1910. Before the magistrate I said she came for the first time in January, 1911. I think she has been in three times; I can swear to two times. I told the magistrate that she bought the piece of soap (produced) in January, 1911; it was really bought in last November.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK BENHAM</hi> </persName>, 727 B. On April 20, at about 9.30 p.m., I was on duty in Borden Place when the witness Day made a communication to me, in consequence of which I kept observation on the prisoners. Parker came out of Vincent's Drug Stores and joined Barton, who had been waiting on the opposite side of the road. I went into Vincent's. When I came out I saw the male prisoner walk hurriedly away. I ran after him; he went down Argon Mews into a coach house, where I saw him throw something away. I then arrested him. He said, "What is the matter?" I then took him to Day, and asked if this was the man he had spoken about. Day said, "I am not certain." I then asked Barton if he knew Parker. He replied, "Yes." I asked Parker if she had a few minutes previously been in a chemist's shop in Borden Place and uttered a bad 2s. piece. She replied, "Yes," and handed me a 2s. piece (produced) from her purse. When charged at the police station Barton made no reply; Parker said, "I know nothing about it." I then went back to the coach house, and on an orange box lying there I found eight tablets of soap (produced). That was ten minutes after I arrested the prisoners.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-37" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi>, Station-sergeant, South Fulham Police Station. On the morning of April 21 I made a search in Argon Mews and found packet of 13 coins (produced) separately wrapped in tissue paper, lying in an empty orange box.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-38" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BRIGGS</persName> </hi>, 50, Pelerine Road, Stoke Newington. In Septem
<lb/>ber last prisoners rented three rooms on my ground floor at 9s. a week in the name of Mr. and Mrs. Parker. They lived there till April 20. Latch-key (produced) is mine. I have not taken any plaster of paris or metal into that room. I did not go in there from March 11 to May 1.</p>
<p>To Barton. You did not usually lock the rooms up when you went out. I used to go in to look after the fire.</p>
<p>Police-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENBY M'KENNA</hi>, J Division. On April 21, in company with Sergeant Handcock, I searched the kitchen at 50, Pelerin Road, and found saucepan containing piece of white metal and coins, brown paper parcel of white metal, file, a tin of plaster of paris; in the bedroom we found 16 cakes of soap (all produced).</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-39" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE ROSE</persName> </hi>, matron at South Fulham Police Station. On April 20 I searched the female prisoner and found on her one cake of soap, a black hand-bag containing purse with three florins 10 shillings, 12 sixpences, three pennies, and a cake of soap (produced). She said to me, "I am quite innocent of it; I did not know the money was bad. I had no need to do it, as I have an income of £1 a week."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-40" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. The coins produced by Day and Police-constable Benham are counterfeit florins. Packet produced by Police-sergeant Jones contains 13 counterfeit</p>
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<p>florins, seven of which were made from the same mould as the coin produced by Day, and the remaining six are from the same mould as florin produced by Benham. The articles produced by Police-sergeant M'Kenna are used by coiners.</p>
<p>Prisoners' statements before the magistrate: Barton, "I know nothing about the 14 coins found in the coach house; I am not guilty." Parker, "I am not guilty, and reserve my defence."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-41" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BARTON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). The packet of counterfeit coin which was found in my rooms was given to me by a bookmaker as security for a bet I had with him. I had the plaster of paris in order to mend an ornament I broke. I have never been in prison before, and I have a 15 years' character.</p>
<p>Mr. Wilkinson stated that inquiries had been made which showed that Barton's statement with regard to his character was correct; he had been in one employment for 15 years. Letters from Barton's em
<lb/>ployers were read, giving him a good character." He left last year of his own accord."</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-42" type="given" value="GRACE"/>GRACE PARKER</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I have never been in any trouble before. I was not aware that the money was bad; if I had I should not have passed it; I did not need to do it, as I had a £1 a week allowed me for myself and 10s. expenses. Mr. Barton gave me the money.</p>
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<p>Sentences: Barton,
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<p>Mr. G.W.H. Jones produced an affidavit showing that the pri
<lb/>soner who, on January 16, 1912 (see preceding volume, page 404), pleaded guilty of maliciously libelling Henry Harbridge Jennens, and was released on her own recognizances in £10 to come up for judgment if called upon, had been repeating the libels, and asked that she be called up for judgment. Ordered that she be required to attend the day after the summons should be served.</p>
<p>(Thursday, May 16.) Prisoner surrendered to her recognizances, and was put back till Monday in order that her state of mind might be inquired into.</p>
<p>(Monday, May 20). Prisoner was sentenced to Three months' im
<lb/>prisonment, second division.</p>
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<p>Mr. Ernest Walsh prosecuted.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN FEBER</hi> </persName>, 425 C. At 8.12 a.m. on April 10 I was on duty in Hoxton and heard a police whistle. I went to Bacchus Walk and saw a woman lying on the footpath bleeding from a wound in the right side of the neck; prisoner was standing over her. I attended to her injury and sent for a doctor. I then turned to pri
<lb/>soner, and said, "What do you know about this?. He said, "I did it, governor, it is all her own fault, she left me; I promised her it. Now she has got it. May I help you to take her to the hospital. I asked him what he did it with, and he produced this razor. It was a broken razor. I took him to the station. When charged he made no reply.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I am positive you said, "I promised her it,"</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-47" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HEATHFIELD</persName> </hi>, general dealer, 18, Bacchus Walk, Hoxton. On April 10 I was in Bacchus Walk and saw prisoner standing at the corner. I saw a young woman I now know to be his wife come round the corner. They seemed to embrace one another, and both fell to the ground. I saw something bright in prisoner's hand. I ran towards him; when half way I saw him get up. I thought it was only a love affair or some thing of that, and so stopped. Afterwards I saw pri
<lb/>soner hit the woman with his left hand and knock her to the ground. I went up to him and said, "You have done it, then!. He said, "Yes, fetch a policeman. I saw the woman's throat was cut on the right side. I went to find a policeman. Prisoner was quite sober, I thought. The woman screamed, that is why I ran to the spot. When I went for the policeman I left prisoner with the woman. He said, "Fetch a policeman, it will be all right. I said to some men at the corner, "See he don't get away."</p>
<p>To prisoner. I saw that you struck a blow.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COVENTRY</persName> </hi>, 62, High Road, Hoxton. On April 10, about 8 a.m., I was at the corner of Bacchus Walk, Hoxton. I saw a young woman come down Hoxton Street, and prisoner rushed round into Hoxton Street. He embraced the woman, and then fetched a bright thing across her throat; he had hold of her with his left hand round her neck. After he did the damage I saw him holding the razor at his side. I rushed up, and prisoner said, "You go away or you will get some too. I saw the woman fall to the ground. Prisoner knelt down and kissed the woman, lifting her head up. I was there all the time but I did not see him strike her with his fist.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-49" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FOGETTY</persName> </hi>, medical practitioner, Shoreditch Infirmary. Mrs. Gibbs was admitted to the infirmary on April 10 with a wound on the right side of the neck, about four inches long; there was a jag in the middle of it; there was a second wound just in front of the throat, about an inch long; the superficial layer of the muscle running from the neck to the clavicle was cut and the wound was immediately over the big neck blood-vessel. It was dangerous on account of its position; had it been a quarter of an inch nearer the blood-vessel it would have been fatal. On May 11, when I saw her last, the wound was perfectly healed, except that there was a certain amount of scarring.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-50" type="given" value="ROSE GERTRUDE"/>ROSE GERTRUDE GIBBS</persName> </hi>, show-card cutter, 40, Essex Road, E. I married prisoner last Easter twelvemonth. He is a packing-case</p>
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<p>maker by trade. I separated from him the Thursday before Easter last. On April 10 I was going down Bacchus Walk about 8 a.m. when my husband came behind me and caught hold of the back of my coat. There was a struggle and I fell down; I next felt a sharp instru
<lb/>ment on my neck. I gripped it and then let go; it cut my fingers. He walked away and I got up. Some men were standing near; I asked them to help me; they made no reply. I then walked a little way, when prisoner came and took my arm. I fell down a second time. He held my head up and kissed me, saying, "Why did you give me over, Rose?. He asked a man standing by to get water and fetch a police
<lb/>man. A policeman came and did my neck up. My husband said, "I did it and there is the razor. Don't blow your whistle, I shan't run away; I will help you to take her to the hospital. I was in a state of collapse. I was put on a barrow and taken to the infirmary. On the Thursday before Easter I left prisoner, having had a quarrel. I went to work and did not go back to him any more. The quarrel was about a lot of things, his being out of work and one thing and another. He had only done one week's work from February last year; I had kept him all that time. He left the Army in February, 1911. When I left my husband I went to my mother's place. He called there twice and tried to speak to me; they pushed him out of the room.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-51" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GIBBS</persName> </hi>, shoemaker, prisoner's father. If the prisoner's wife's mother had never interfered with him there would have been no quarrel.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-52" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GIBBS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). This trouble has been caused solely through my wife leaving me like she did and not taking the home with her. On Thursday, April 4, we had a row; what started it I don't remember. It was generally about me being out of work. I was out all this day looking for work, and when I returned home at night I found the place empty and everything taken away. I was very much upset and did not know what to do. I went round to my wife's mother's place, but I had no sooner entered the room, in which there were four or five women and also my wife, when I was shoved out again. I wanted an explanation off my wife, so I went round there again. When I got there the door was shut in my face. My wife going away like this had left me without a lodging, so I went round to my people's place and stopped there. On April 10 I went out to look for a job. As I went out I noticed a razor lying on the box. I put it in my pocket, though what for I don't know, as I had no intention of doing anything with it whatever. While I was out I thought I would call round the way my wife went to work and ask her for an explanation. As soon as I saw her, being excited, I lost control over myself, and then happened. When I saw my wife on the ground I was very sorry for what I had done, and tried to stop the bleeding. When a policeman came up I gave myself in charge. I had been out of work a year, and there seemed no prospect of my getting any, so I</p>
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<p>suppose that is why my wife left me. If she had not left me like she did this would not have happened.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. GIBBS</hi> (recalled). Prisoner has often knocked me about when we have quarrelled. I cut his head and face open with a jug once in self-defence. He had never cut me before the occurrence in question. He has hit me with his fist. I am 25 yeans old.</p>
<p>Detective-inspector
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BURNHAM</hi> </persName>. From June, 1902, to June, 1906, prisoner worked in the City at a paper maker's as a porter; whilst there he had a good character. He joined the Army on June 26. 1906. The first offence recorded against him is on July 6, 1907, five days confined in barracks. Next on November 20, 1907, desertion, 28 days' detention; May 4, 1909, striking his superior officer, sir months' hard labour. There are various other offences against him. On July 28, 1910, he was convicted of highway robbery with violence, and sentenced to six months' imprisonment. He was afterwards sent to England and discharged from the Army with ignominy.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I committed the highway robbery with the idea of getting home out of the Army in India to get married; I was not married at the time.</p>
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<p>Mr. Bodkin, Mr. Percival Clarke, and Mr. Roome prosecuted; Mr. Vesey Fitz Gerald and Mr. Tully-Christie defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-57" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS HOLLAND</persName> </hi>, 40, Harper Street, W.C. I know prisoner and knew his wife, the deceased. On Sunday night, April 28., I saw them be
<lb/>tween 10 and 11 in the "Turk's Head," East Street, Theobald's Road; they had been drinking, but did not appear to be drunk. They were on quite friendly terms. I stayed with them till closing time, and then went with them to 10, Harper Street, Mrs. O'Keith's. We got there between 11.30 and 11.40. Prisoner and his wife were quite friendly and happy together. As they left, the wife said to prisoner, "Come on, George, think of your work in the morning. He replied, "All right, my girl. The wife went out first, followed by prisoner. As he went he said to me, "I am heartbroken at the thoughts of losing my girl, she was 14 years of age, and she died a fortnight ago. During the whole time prisoner and his wife were in my company there was no sign of any ill-feeling between them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-58" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN O'KEITH</persName> </hi>, 10, Harper Street, W.C. I know prisoner and knew his wife. They came to to my house on April 28, soon after 11 p.m., and left between 11.30 and 11.50. They had no drink while with me. They were quite friendly together. Neither of them appeared to be the worse for drink. They were on quite friendly terms with one another.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-59" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD FITZGIBBONS</persName> </hi>, porter, 6, Ormond Yard. I remember Sun
<lb/>day, April 28 last. My father (prisoner), mother, two brothers, two sisters and myself were then living together at 6, Ormond Yard, on the first floor. In the kitchen is a bed on which my sisters Mary, Nellie, and brother Patrick slept. I occupied the smaller of the two beds in the bedroom; my mother and father and brother James occupied the larger bed. We took our meals in the kitchen. Mother washed in the third room. I went out that day about 5 p.m. Mother was at home; father had gone out. I got back at 11.15. All the family were in and had gone to bed except father and mother. I went to bed directly and went to sleep. I was awakened by a scream. I saw my mother in a half lying, half sitting position on the floor near my bed, that is between the two beds; she was bleeding from the right breast; she was dressed in a chemise. There was a gas light in the room. I slipped on my trousers, intending to go for a policeman or a doctor. I saw father by the right-hand side of the fireplace of the kitchen, and he said, "I have done it," or something to that effect. He was in his trousers, boots, socks, and shirt. I went downstairs and fetched a policeman. On our way back we met father in Ormond Yard; we all went back to the house. Father and mother lived on friendly terms, but they quarrelled occasionally. Mother took to drinking just after my sister died, about April 2 last. Father took a little drink. The bruises on my mother discovered by the doctor were inflicted 10 or 14 davs before; I did not see them inflicted.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not notice where the chair was that is marked on the plan. I saw blood running from the bedroom into the kitchen. Father might have said, "I have done something."I do not remember what it was. On this Sunday they were friendly to
<lb/>gether. Father had worried over sister's death, mother as well. I have seen mother taking too much to drink, but not drunk; she then got very obstinate. She jawed father when in drink.</p>
<p>Re-examined. Before being awakened by the scream I had heard no jawing or nagging—not on that day at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-60" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY FITZGIBBONS</persName> </hi>, prisoner's eldest daughter. On April 28 I went out at 6.30 p.m., leaving mother at home; father was out. I got home about 10.40 and had supper. Father and mother were out. I went to bed in the kitchen. I woke up hearing a scream from the adjoining room. I got out of bed and ran into the other room and there saw mother in a half-kneeling half-lying position on the floor by my brother's bed. I ran for some water. I came back and went to bathe mother, when she turned, and her head fell under the bed, knocking the water out of my hand. I tried to raise her, but had not enough strength. I went for some more water. When I came back the police were there, and they would not let me go in the room. This knife was generally kept on the table; I left it there. When I went into the kitchen for some water I saw father there. He muttered something, I could not catch what.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When I awoke the door between the kitchen and father's room was open. I did not notice the chair by the door. I used the knife for my supper, and left it for father and mother to use</p>
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<p>for their supper. There was food on the table. Father and mother lived on very friendly terms. Mother seldom took too much to drink, only since my sister died; since then she did not seem in her right frame of mind; she was very aggravating and annoying.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE WHITMARSH</hi> </persName>, 289 E. On April 29, about 12.35 a.m., Richard Fitzgibbons came and spoke to me and I went with him to 6, Ormond Yard. On the way there we met prisoner. He said, "I've done it." We all went back to the house through the kitchen to the bedroom. I saw a woman lying on the floor, her head under the bed on the left-hand side of the room and her legs in a cramped position facing the bed on the opposite side. She had a gaping wound on the right breast and a deep cut on the right wrist. She was wearing only a chemise, which was saturated with blood. She was breathing slightly, but apparently dying. I called for fur
<lb/>ther police assistance and for a doctor. The bedclothes of the bed on the right hand side of the room were very much disarranged; there were bloodstains.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When I met prisoner he was very agitated and upset. I saw blood on the floor, in the kitchen and in the bedroom; it was running through the doorway.</p>
<p>Re-examined. There was a little stream of blood; it had run through the doorway and formed a little pool just in the kitchen. It is not possible for the blood to have run from the kitchen to the bed-room; it had run from the bedroom to the kitchen.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PATRICK STANLEY</hi> </persName>, 336 E. At 12.40 a.m. on April 29, in response to a police whistle, I went to the first floor of 6, Ormond Yard, into the kitchen. I saw prisoner there; he was in his shirt sleeves, with trousers and boots on. As I entered he said, "I've done it; it can't be helped; you will find the knife somewhere." I found it on the kitchen table; it was wet with blood. While I was in charge of prisoner in the kitchen he fell from the chair on which he was sitting; he appeared to swoon, and his shirt sleeve went in some blood on the floor. I saw a line of blood on the floor; it came from the bed-room.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The blood could have flowed from the kitchen to the bedroom, but I should say it came from the back room, the bed-room. Prisoner when he fell off the chair seemed to be weak; he looked pale and upset.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I should not think he was under the influence of drink.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-63" type="given" value="JOHN REES"/>JOHN REES GABE</persName> </hi>, Divisional Surgeon. On April 29, shortly before 1 a.m., I was called to 6, Ormond Yard. I went into the back room on the first floor and saw a woman lying on her back with her face turned to the right side, her arm lying by her side. She was dead. Her head was under the left-hand side bed and her feet under the other bed. There was a good deal of blood on the floor, also on the sheets and blanket on the larger bed. I saw blood in the kitchen, but not so much as in the bedroom. I formed the opinion that it had come from where the body was in the back room. I found a cut on the right breast of the woman between the nipple and the collar bone,</p>
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<p>also 3 inches above the wrist, 2 1/2 inches across to the outside of the arm. She was dressed only in her chemise, which was saturated with blood. I made a post mortem on April 30. Death was due to the wound between the second and third rib passing from the right down to the centre of the chest; it had punctured the superior vena cava, the large vein which empties itself into the heart; it had caused hemorrhage into the right side of the chest and death resulted in five minutes, I should think. It was downwards and inwards. Consider
<lb/>able force had been used to inflict it. It could have been caused by this knife. I should say deceased was addicted to drink. Her liver weighed 81 ounces. Otherwise she was perfectly healthy.</p>
<p>Detective-inspector
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM GOUGH</hi> </persName>, E Division. I went to 6, Ormond Yard on the early morning of April 29 and there saw prisoner. I told him I should arrest him for the wilful murder of his wife, cautioning him. He made an incoherent statement which I wrote down at the time. He was agitated. I was not sure then whether he was under the influence of drink, but at the police station an hour afterwards I thought he was not. His statement was: "I don't know how it was, but she would nag, nag, nag. We had our supper together and from that I know no more. The knife and mutton was on the table and I don't know no more than the nagging, that is the truth." Then he immediately said, "Mr. Gough, can I see my children before I go? It was not done with any murderous intent." He was taken to the police station and charged with the wilful murder of his wife. He said, "I wish you, Mr. Gough, to go to the wake at No. 10, Harper Street, and see how we left in friend
<lb/>ship I and my wife. There was no row. When we got home the child
<lb/>ren were all in bed and my wife and I had supper together. As we were sitting she returned to the nag, nag, nag. We cut the bread up with the knife and it was always used for everything. My John picked the knife upon Waterloo Bridge seven or eight years ago. He is now in New South Wales, Dreadnought Farm, Sydney."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. There was blood on the floor between the two beds. On the table I saw some mutton and bread. I should not say prisoner was very agitated; he was distressed.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate: "I should like to make no statement at all. I have no witness I wish to call to-day. I wish to give the names of witnesses.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-65" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FITZGIBBONS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath), scene-shifter, Drury Lane Theatre, 6, Ormond Yard, Great Ormond Street, W.C. On April 28 I was with my wife in the "Turk's Head" up to closing time. I was I friendly with her during that time. About 11.10 or 11.15 we went to a friend of mine who had a wake. We left there between 12.30 and 12.45, it may be 11.30. My wife and I got home at 12.20 or 11.40. We had our supper in peace. I sat with my back to the bedroom on a chair. My wife was the other side of the table at that time. I took my coat and waistcoat off and my missis undressed herself bar the</p>
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<p>stockings in the kitchen. She pointed to a picture (as far as I can remember) of my son and exclaimed, "You sent him out of the country," or "You forced him out of the country," or something to that effect. I said, "He has gone and he has gone for the best; I have had to put £1 in the Post Office Bank towards his fare and had to stand security for £8 for him." I continued my supper. She turned into bed. My back was to the bedroom at the time. She seemed to come from the back of me; I had the knife in my hand cutting the meat. As she came to me I said, "Get out of the way, stop the nagging." My knife must have struck her. She went into the other room and screamed. Then the police came and arrested me. I had no intention of murdering my wife.; I wag too fond of her.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I can imagine it was nothing more than an acci
<lb/>dent. As I turned, the knife caught her. It was not in my mind to murder her. I was eating my grub at the time. I was a long way from being sober. When I realised what had happened my senses seemed to leave me. The knife must have caught her with a good hard swing. I had no opportunity of helping her, my children were too quick, and when the police came they would not let me into the room. I went to help. I was using the knife to eat my supper with. We had smaller knives. I do not remember if I had a smaller knife and put it down and picked up the other one; I should tell a lie if I said I remember.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I was cutting some mutton just before my wife leaned over me; I may have put the knife down and picked it up again.</p>
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<p>Mr. Abinger prosecuted; Mr. Huntly Jenkins defended.</p>
<p>Mr. Huntly Jenkins stated that this was a similar case to that of Chang Hop and Ah Kou at the last session (see page 86).</p>
<p>The Recorder asked if these Chinamen were prepared to leave the country, and was told by the Interpreter that they were quite willing to do so.</p>
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<p>Mr. Abinger said this was a very different case from the previous one, which arose out of a feud between two rival societies. In this case the prosecutor was a member of no society, and there had been a murderous attack on him, in which hatchets, hammers, knives and pocketfuls of pepper were used.</p>
<p>The Recorder observed that we had plenty of criminals of our own, and suggested it would be better to get them out of the country.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-11-19120514 t19120514-11-punishment-12"/>The best course would be for him to postpone the whole matter till next session. Prisoners would remain in custody.</rs> In the meantime Mr. Abinger could furnish him with any other information relating to the charge, and the memorandum would be forwarded to the Secre
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<p>Each prisoner confessed to a previous conviction and many others were proved. Parrott had been in hospital suffering from a poisoned foot, and in the meantime it was found that Lane had been concerned with another man in committing larceny, for which offence he was sentenced at Middlesex Sessions to three years' penal servitude with the further sentence of five years' preventive detention as a habitual criminal; the fact that he was to take his trial with Parrott on the present charge was then taken into account.</p>
<p>Sentences: Lane,
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<p>Many previous convictions were proved against Smith and one against Fenton.</p>
<p>Sentences: Smith,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120514-14-offence-1 t19120514-name-79"/>Barnet Levy</persName> 10s. 7 1/2 d., from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120514-14-offence-1 t19120514-name-81"/>Albert Quick</persName> 13s. 5d., in each case with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Clement C. Gattey prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-82" type="given" value="LOUIS ALFRED"/>LOUIS ALFRED PANTLIN</persName> </hi>, surveyor, 54, Lower Thames Street. On March 2 prisoner came to my office and said he wanted a small office</p>
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<p>in the building. I showed him two offices, one at a rental of £18, and he said he would like to take it. I told him the landlord would require very satisfactory references and he referred me to a Mr. Friend, of 18, Greenfield Road, Stratford. The reply was very satis
<lb/>factory, and on the strength of the reference I let prisoner the office. He entered into possession on May 8. He said he was an art publisher and printer, but he did nothing to show that he was carrying on busi
<lb/>ness at that address. The name he had painted on the door was "Malcolm Campbell and Company." I did not see any business done there. The only furniture was a table and two chairs which he was going to buy from me. I saw no books or anything in the nature of what an art publisher might deal in. He only came there for about three or four days and then suddenly stopped coming. Serious complaints began to come in and I sent him a registered letter on March 19. He replied by postcard, "Please forward any letters you may have for me so that I can clear up any complaints." I did not forward any letters. On March 22 I wrote him a letter cancelling the tenancy, but I did not register it, and I received no reply.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I never saw date books and pocket books displayed on the shelf; if they had been there I was bound to see them. If I said at the police court that the letter of March 22 was registered it is a mistake.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-83" type="given" value="BARNET"/>BARNET LEVY</persName> </hi>, tobacconist, 106, Mile End Road. Early in March prisoner came to my shop and presented a card. He said he repre
<lb/>sented Vivian Mansell and Co. I said I did not want anything and asked him to call later on. About a week later he called and I gave him an order for 15 gross of half-ounce cigarette boxes at 10d. a gross. He asked for a deposit and I gave him 5s., which left 7s. 6d. due. Then he said if I would give him the balance he would allow me 10 per cent. I agreed to do so if he would give me a trade refer
<lb/>ence. He went out and came back with a reference on the bill head of Mr. A. Gold, wholesale tobacconists and cigar merchants. I gave him the balance which, less 10 per cent., brought the amount to 10s. 7 1/2 d. I should not have paid him unless I believed that letter came from Mr. Gold. I wanted some goods about a week later, and I wrote to Vivian Mansell and Co. and got a reply from them. Then I wrote to Malcolm Campbell and Co., in Lower Thames Street, and I got no reply at all.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. When I gave you the order you did not mention Mansell's, but I was under the impression that you still represented them. I took you to be a genuine man after you brought me the re
<lb/>ference.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MARSHALL</hi> </persName>, manager for Vivian Mansell and Co., Silk Street. Prisoner represented us from July 15 to August 22, 1911. He was not doing very well and we found we could dispense with his services. We asked him to return our traveller's bag and the samples of calen
<lb/>dars and cards, but he did not do so.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-85" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT QUICK</persName> </hi>, grocer, 49, Holloway Road, N. About March 14 or 15 prisoner came to my shop and asked me for orders for Malcolm</p>
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<p>Campbell and Co., of 54, Lower Thames Street. I ordered 28 lb. of tea papers and 2,000 boxes. He asked for a deposit, but I did not give him one. He came back to days afterwards and said he had not quoted enough for the boxes, they ought to be 14s. 6d. instead of 13s. 6d., but if I could pay him then I could have delivery in four days and he would allow me 10 per cent. discount. I paid him 13s. 5d. I waited four days and then wrote to him and got a reply. I waited another ten days and the goods did not arrive and I wrote again. I received a reply, but saw no more of prisoner nor of the goods.</p>
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<p>Detective-sergeant
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<lb/>soner on a warrant on April 22. I read the warrant charging him with obtaining 10s. 7 1/2 d. from Mr. Levy, and he asked, "Is that false pretence?" I said "Yes." He then said, "Is that the only one?" I said, "No, there will be other charges of a similar nature preferred against you." He then said, "I will tell you what I have been doing. I have been taking orders and receiving deposits, and as I knew I could not complete the orders without capital I have been paying some of them back with what I got from other people. You won't want a remand, will you? I want to get it over. I think I owe about 10 people the same. I will pay Levy if he will let me. He could not have made this fraud if I had not presented Mansell's card."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<p>and I will also promise to give up the business altogether and work under a master. The address I gave to my customer was a genuine one, and I cannot see that I have done anything by false pretences.</p>
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<p>The Recorder. Perhaps you will recall that when you hear that he has been seven times previously convicted for fraud.</p>
<p>Detective James Pitchley, K Division, gave prisoner a very bad character, and said his father did all he could for him each time he came out of prison, but all to no purpose.</p>
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<p>It was stated that Allerton owed prisoner 6d. as balance for a day's work, and the latter struck Allerton about the head with a heavy iron bar.</p>
<p>Sentence: Fifteen months' hard labour, the Recorder stating that it was a moat unprovoked assault on an old man.</p> </div1>
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<p>It was stated that Burden last year, when a barman, made the acquarantance of Pegden and, becoming familiar, married her in January of this year. He was given an excellent character.</p>
<p>Prisoner, who had been in custody for six weeks, was sentenced to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120514-17-offence-1 t19120514-name-94"/>Frederick Roberts</persName>.</rs> Sentence:
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<hi rend="largeCaps">McLEOD</hi>, Peter (41, blockcutter)</persName>
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<p>Mr. Beaumont Morice prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-96" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MELLOR</persName> </hi>, barman "Swiss Cottage" public-house, South Hackney. On April 13 about 7 p.m. prisoner came in with a friend. I knew him as a customer. He called for two glasses of ale, putting a 2s. piece on the counter. The coin did not seem good, so I put it in a glass by itself till I saw the guv'nor. I gave prisoner ls. 10d. change. The guv'nor tested the coin with acid and it turned black.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-97" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER ROSS</persName> </hi>, barman, "Swiss Cottage" On May 3 about 2 p.m. prisoner asked for a glass of ale, tendering a 2s. piece, which I tested and found was bad.</p>
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<p>I told him it was bad and he put down a penny and wanted to go away. I then told the guv'nor, who sent for the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-98" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BENNOTTO</persName> </hi>, licensee of "Swiss Cottage." On May 3 I saw prisoner being served. Ross brought me the bad 2s. piece tendered by prisoner. I sent for the police and he was charged.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<p>On July 27, 1908, at Norfolk Petty Sessions, prisoner was fined 5s. or seven days for stealing goods exposed for sale.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120514-19-offence-1 t19120514-name-101"/>Thomas Henry Price</persName> and stealing from him one purse and 13s., his goods and moneys.</rs> </p>
<p>Turner was further indicted
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<p>Proof was given of service of the statutory notice upon prisoner of the following convictions: Thames Police Court, November 10, 1904 (in the name of Joseph Vincent), three months' hard labour for stealing knives; October 17, 1905, two years' hard labour and three years' police supervision, St. Albans Quarter Sessions (in the name of Joseph Watts), for stealing a watch; January 7, 1908, four years' penal servitude for possessing and uttering counterfeit coin (in the name of Joseph Turner); January 24, 1911, six months' hard labour under the Prevention of Crimes Act, and licence revoked.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<p>Turner confessed to a previous conviction at this Court on Janu
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<lb/>teen other convictions were proved.</p>
<p>Sentences: Turner,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-19-19120514 t19120514-19-punishment-23"/>Five years' preventive detention</rs>; Westfall,
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<p>Mr. Travers Humphreys prosecuted.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS PIGGOTT</hi> </persName>, Y Division. On November 15 at 1.45 a.m. I was on duty in Holloway Road when a woman came up and complained of Sharatt following her. I spoke to Sharatt, he had been drinking. He put himself in a fighting attitude and struck at me. I told him I should take him into custody. He became very violent and we both fell to the ground. Bevan then came up, struck me three times on the head and jumped on my right leg. I heard Bevan say, "Get up, George, run, the bleeder's down." Prisoner then ran away. I was taken to the Great Northern Hospital.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Sharatt. You were very violent for about ten minutes.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Bevan. I turned round and saw you deliberately jump on me. You were in civilian clothes at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BULGER</hi> </persName>, Divisional Surgeon of Police. On November 15 I saw Police-constable Piggott, and found his right leg was broken in two places. The injuries might be caused by a man jumping on his ankle. He is still unfit for duty.</p>
<p>Sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY CLEVERLY</hi> </persName>, Y Division. On May 3 I arrested Sharatt at Ponders End and charged him with this offence. He said, "All right, I'm glad you've come, it will soon be over now."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE HYDE</hi> </persName>, Y Division. On May 4 I arrested Bevan at Colchester. Upon the warrant being read to him he replied, "All right."</p>
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<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-110" type="given" value="GEORGE RICHARD"/>GEORGE RICHARD SHARATT</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am very sorry that this ever occurred, and I am very sorry that the constable got injured. I never injured him in any way. Lottie Harvey asked me to interfere with her. I refused and told her off in a quiet sort of way. She said, "I'll go over to the constable and tell him what you say." I said, "If you go over I'll follow you and tell him all about you." The constable said to me, "You go home and let the woman alone." I said I had not interfered with her. He then got hold of me to arrest me. I went to run away but slipped and fell towards the pavement with the constable on top of me. He had his knees in the middle of my back. I then said, "Come on, Jack," but I never see Bevan come across the road, as I had my face downwards. The constable released me, and I got up and ran away.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had had a couple of drinks, but was not drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BEVAN</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am now in the Lancashire Regi
<lb/>ment. On the night in question I had had a drop of drink. I was in Holloway Road and saw Sharatt struggling with the constable. Sharatt get on top of the policeman, I pulled him off and we both ran away.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not know the woman Harvey. I went across the road to help Sharatt. I never jumped on the constable's leg nor did I see Sharatt do so.</p>
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<p>A previous conviction for assaulting a constable was proved against Sharatt.</p>
<p>Sentences: Sharatt,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120514-21-offence-1 t19120514-name-114"/>Siegmund Hildesheimer and Company, Limited,</persName> and stealing therein a number of postage stamps and other articles, their goods:</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120514-21-offence-2 t19120514-name-115"/>Frederick William Evans</persName>, with intent to steal therein.</rs> </p>
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<p>White confessed to a previous conviction at the North London Sessions on August 10, 1909, with a sentence of three years' penal servitude; numerous other convictions were proved, prisoner being still on licence. Dods confessed to a previous conviction on January 18, 1910, for housebreaking, with a sentence of 18 months' hard labour.</p>
<p>Sentences: White,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120514-22-offence-1 t19120514-name-118"/>Eric Palm</persName> and stealing from him the sum of £3 10s., his moneys.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Ernest Walsh prosecuted; Mr. Arthur Bryan defended.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ERIC PALM</hi> </persName>. I am a Swede and a sailor. In April I was stopping at the Sailors' Home, London Docks, having been paid off on the 16th. I had £14 when I went there. On April 22, in the evening, I had a little too much to drink and went out with about £2 10s. in my possession. I met prisoners on the street first. I took them to the "Two Crowns" public-house and bought them and other men drinks. I went to the back yard, Montier followed, and whilst there wanted me to lend him half-a-crown. I said I would not do that but would give him 2s. Some one then struck me from the back: I did not see who. Another man got hold of my arms and throat and struck me several times about the face. Montier I saw had a knife in his hand, cleaning his fingers; he said, "For another word I'll cut your throat." My finger was cut with the knife.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am certain I changed a sovereign in the public-house. I invited Montier into the public-house. Hudson followed and I paid for drinks. I don't remember whether Hudson followed me into the yard, but am quite sure about Montier.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-120" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHITE</persName> </hi>, caretaker of the Sailors' Home, 16, Well Street, E. About midnight on April 22 I heard cries of "Murder" I rushed out and saw six men altogether, one was Montier. Two men were on the ground. One got up and ran away and I took chase; he was not one of the prisoners. Prosecutor was bleeding from the nose, mouth, and hand. I am absolutely certain that Montier was there, although not absolutely sure with regard to Hudson.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It would be 250 or 300 yards from the yard to the beershop. Two constables followed into the public-house and brought out Montier and Hudson. With regard to Hudson I did say at the police court, "I did pick out another man for you, but at once saw my mistake." I would not swear to Hudson but will swear that Montier was there.</p>
<p>(Thursday, May 16.)</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NELSON GOGLE</hi> </persName>, 139 H. Between 12 and 1 o'clock a.m. on April 23 I was called to Shorter Street, about 40 or 50 yards from the Sailors' Home, and found prosecutor bleeding from the mouth and nose. He was intoxicated, but knew what he was doing.</p>
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<p>I went with him to the "Two Crowns" beer-house, when he iden
<lb/>tified prisoners as the men who had assaulted and robbed him. Con
<lb/>stable Strang was with me. I arrested Hudson and Strang arrested Montier. On the way to the station Hudson broke out of my cus
<lb/>tody.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Hudson went to the station two days later on another matter and was then arrested for his offence. When I picked him out he did not deny the charge.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN STRANG</hi> </persName>, 244 H, corroborated.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRY JEFFERY</hi> </persName>, H Division. On April 24 at 9 o'clock p.m. Hudson came to the station on some business and was told he would be detained on the present charge. He said, "I shall deny the charge."</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY GRAHAM</hi> </persName>, 446 H, gave similar evidence.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-125" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MONTIER</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am a gasfitter's labourer. On the night of this robbery I was in the "Two Crowns" public-house about 10.15 and did not leave the house till I was arrested. I was playing darts with another chap, Joseph Cornell. It is not true that prosecutor met me in the street and invited me to have a drink. I never saw him till I was arrested.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am not familiar with the ways of sailors. I was playing darts with Cornell for three-quarters of an hour. I was not one of the men running away. I never drink intoxicating drinks. I did not borrow 6d. off Cornell and was not hard up.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-126" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CORNELL</persName> </hi>, fish porter. On the night of April 22 I went to the "Two Crowns" at about a quarter to 11 and left about 1/4 to 12. Montier was there all the time.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It would be quite untrue to say that I was play
<lb/>ing darts with Montier; I played with Edward Cartwright. I gave Montier 6d. for a night's lodging.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-127" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HILL</persName> </hi>, licensee of the "Two Crowns," Shorter Street. I remember the night of this robbery. I was serving in the bar. Mon
<lb/>tier was in my house 30 to 40 minutes before his arrest. I did not see prosecutor in my house that night until he came with the police
<lb/>man.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I also saw Hudson in my house on the night of the robbery. He had also been there from 30 to 40 minutes before being arrested. Verdict (both),
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<p>Hudson confessed to having been convicted at this Court on Decem
<lb/>ber 8, 1908, of felony. Several previous convictions were proved against both prisoners. Montier was stated to be an associate of thieves and becoming a very dangerous and violent criminal. Sentence (each prisoner):
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<p>(Wednesday, May 15.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Cornell was tried on the first indictment.</p>
<p>Mr. Kingsbury prosecuted; Mr. Purcell defended.</p>
<p>Detective
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE BEALE</hi> </persName>, City. I was on duty about ten feet away from 127, Cheapside, at about 9.15 a.m. on March 26, when I saw Cornell standing by the door in a suspicious manner. He was rather bulky under his coat. He went off rather hurriedly. I followed and stopped him and said, "What have you got there?" He said, "A hat which I bought from a man up the street at Woolley and Sanders." It was not in paper. This is the hat (produced). I told him I was a police officer and should take him. I returned with him to Woolley and Sanders and had a conversation with the manager. Later in the day I told Cornell of the conversation and asked him if he had anything more at his house. He said, "No; I have nothing." At the police station prisoners were confronted. Cornell said he had the things found by Sergeant Gale at his house from Edwards-Sellett, and that he had bought them at different times.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The hat Cornell was carrying in the street was under his overcoat. He told me directly where he got it from. I understand he has been for 17 years in the employ of Kendall and Dent, jewellers, where he has had charge of the counting house and the keys. I am certain he said he had nothing else at home.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE GALE</hi> </persName>, City. I saw Cornell about 11 a.m. on March 26 at the police station. I told him I was a police officer and should go to his address. He said, "You will find one blue hat there; I have had nothing else." I went to his house with Mr. Stuart, secretary to Woolley and Sanders, where I found these articles (exhibit 3), ten ladies' and children's hat trimmed and untrimmed, two lengths of ribbon, three ladies' ties, two lengths of silk, six motor veils, three wings and one feather. They were in the first-floor front bedroom, some in boxes, some in a wardrobe, and some in dressing-table drawers. I brought them to Cloak Lane police station, where I showed them to Cornell. I said, "How do you account for the pos
<lb/>session of these goods?" He said, "Yes; I got them from Edwards." meaning Edwards-Sellett. I said, "Have you any receipts?" He said, "No; I gave him goods and money for them." Edwards-Sellett was then brought in and confronted with Cornell. I said to the former, "These goods have been found at Cornell's address." I said to Cornell, "From whom did you buy these goods?" Cornell said, "From Edwards." Edwards-Sellett said, "That is quite right. I say</p>
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<p>the same about these goods as I said about the others; I swept them up in the rubbish." I pointed out the good condition they were in.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Mrs. Cornell brought some of the goods down and then I went up into the bedroom. Some of the things, which appeared to have been worn I did not bring away, and there was a doubt as to their identification. Cornell did not say he gave goods and no money to Edwards-Sellett for them. "When I spoke to him about the goods at his house I did not say, "Have you had anything else lately?"</p>
<p>Re-examined. The hate that, had apparently been worn I did not know had come from Woolley and Sanders.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-133" type="given" value="FREDERICK ERNEST"/>FREDERICK ERNEST HARMAN</persName> </hi>. I am salesman at Woolley and Sanders, and have been in their employ for 25 years. It is not our practice to throw away hats at any time, unless they are past repair or torn. We sell them. We sell them, if damaged, at a reduced price, or send them back to the manufacturers to be put in condition. We have several factories in the country. The hat found under Cornell's coat is our make. It came in from our Luton factory on the morning of March 26. Some of these hats are 10s. 9d. each. I iden
<lb/>tify them. They are all registered. They (fate back to last autumn. They are all saleable. None of these had been sold to Edwards
<lb/>Sellett to my knowledge. All these ready-moneys came through me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Three of these ten hats are shipping samples, and could only have got into Cornell's possession through Edwards-Sellett. I have no record of any sales to Edwards-Sellett.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-134" type="given" value="ARTHUR THOMAS"/>ARTHUR THOMAS FRANKLIN</persName> </hi>, salesman to Woolley and Sanders. Limited. I am chiefly concerned with silks and ribbons and matters of that kind, including motor veils and scarfs. When these wide silks came into stock they remained in these boards and when sold they are put into a different class of board. These silks had never been sold by my firm. They have private marks on them. There was a different mark to each number with the price of the silk. I identify the marks. We do not throw any goods like these away on the rubbish heap. These goods are in a perfectly saleable condition. These wings and feathers are identical with the things we keep. None of them were given or sold to Edwards-Sellett.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Some of these things have our printed labels and marks upon them; not the bulk of them. These are wholesale wrappers. I could prove they came from our firm. The silk ribbons have had their ends knocked off. The mark would be at the end of the roll. They came in with our mark on them from the manufac
<lb/>tory. Nothing is done to them at our place in Cheapside.</p>
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<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-136" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT CORNELL</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I live at 42, Birchanger Road, South Norwood. I am a married man, and these things were my wife's. I have surrendered to take my trial. I have been for 17 years in the employment of Kendall and Dent, watchmakers, Cheap-side, and for six years I have been chief of the counting house there, with the care of the keys of the safes. I believe I have always enjoyed the esteem of my employers and there is a representative of them here to-day. I have been suspended during this charge. I have known Edwards-Sellett about 12 months, I think. I did not know what his position was at Woolley and Sanders. I went by his statement and understood his position was that of stock-keeper and warehouse man. He was a man of good appearance. I have, from time to time, re
<lb/>ceived these and other things from him, and some of the things that have not been brought away. They were things I could make use of for my wife and family. Whatever I have received from Edwards-Sellett I have kept in my own possession, and they have been worn by my wife and family and not concealed or disposed of in any way. I do not know to what Sergeant Gale referred when he said he did not bring away certain things I got from Edwards-Sellett. I became acquainted with him casually in the first place. I think he was with a friend of mine somewhere adjacent to Cheapside, in Milk Street. He said he was in the wholesale millinery and hat trade and occasionally got hold of travellers' returned samples and other things he could dispose of cheaply. I said, "I shall be glad to avail myself of them." I do not remember what I first got from him. He brought things to my office or I brought them away in boxes. I got these things from him at Woolley and Sanders, Limited, 157, Cheapside. During my meal times I passed there and saw him. Our factory is quite close. I would say, "Good morning," and he might suggest he had a cheap hat and I would ask him for a description of it and he might say, "I have it here," and I said, "All right, I will have it," and I would take it away in a box or in a bag (except on the occasion of the blue hat). I would take them back to my office and they would remain there till I went home. Some he brought himself to 106, Cheapside, my employers. I paid him for the things in the form of goods such as are supplied by my firm. I did not in any case pay him money. Gale has made a mistake in saying that I told him I paid for them in goods and money. I bought the articles from my firm very cheaply. I gave him such goods as a lady's enamelled watch, a gold keeper ring, for which I paid 12s. 7d., a gentleman's bangle 8s., a lady's enamelled watch and bow 12s., an umbrella 5s., cigar case 4s. 2d., three hat pins 2s., hat pin set with pendants 4s. 9d., two more hat pins 1s. 7d., lady's oxydised watch 3s., gentleman's oxydised watch 4s. 1d., lady's umbrella 4s. 6d., gold bracelet 12s. 8d. gold brooch 4s. 3d. lady's oxydised watch 3s., and another of the same kind and price, silver-plated belt and a consider
<lb/>able quantity of small items amounting to about £1. Those are the cost prices. They total up to £5 9s. 7d. From the first when spoken</p>
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<p>to by the police I have said I got those things from Edwards-Sellett. I have no recollection of Beale asking me, "Have you got any more at your house?" and that I said, "No, I have got nothing." I have got something else. Gale did ask me if I had had anything lately, and I said, "Yes, a blue hat." Gale has made a mistake if he says I did not say anything of the kind. The things could be found by anybody who went to my house. I had no idea they were stolen property. I was dealing honestly with my people, and I assumed that Edwards-Sellett was honest also.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have had similar dealings with two other men belonging to that firm. They might be in a position like Edwards-Sellett. I think I was exchanging goods with them. I had not got in my house when searched a variety of goods similar to these from other firms in the immediate neighbourhood. I got handkerchiefs from the two other men and I think some cambric squares, it might be a couple of dozen I think he said or more, and perhaps a dozen of cambric squares. I was collecting these goods in my house. I was buying them for use. I have three boys. I had all things for my family. The hats were obtained over a period of a good many months. Only one has been worn. The hats I considered a suitable variety for my wife to wear during this summer. I think there were only seven ladies' hats. My wife is not a motorist. I bought the six motor veils for her. Some of the things have been worn by her. My wife has worn three of these motor veils. I passed Woolley and Sanders every day at lunch time. No. 127 is the lift entrance. I knew Edwards-Sellett worked the lift. I see now that it was a careless and irregular thing for me to have things from him. I never ques
<lb/>tioned him as to how he came by them. I thought he was more than a lift-man; I always thought he was in charge of a large amount of stock. He always spoke of having to make the cost price I gave. I have not learnt that this is millinery silk for trimming hats. The black silk I wanted for a blouse for my wife. I don't know how many yards it is. I did not have that on approval. I bought it perhaps three or four months ago. The ribbons were for trimming hats. Most of those hats are trimmed, but sometimes you take the trimming off a hat and replace it with another. I prepared this list about a couple of months ago, since my arrest. I was admitted to bail. This list is a copy of particulars of goods taken from a statement prepared by my firm of the goods I have purchased—one is the cost price and the other the retail price. The total of £5 9s. 7d. is the cost price. It is not customary to give the staff receipts. The original of that memo
<lb/>randum can be seen in the books. I have not them with me. It will show that I paid those sums to my firm. There is nothing to show that any of these goods went to Edwards-Sellett. The other two men I had similar dealings with I paid partly in goods. Friends some
<lb/>times asked me to buy articles and I got them from the firm at a cheap rate. I gave 5s. worth of "jimcracks" to Edwards-Sellett for that 10s. 9d. hat. I did not keep a memorandum of my dealings, only a mental note. When I was arrested I reckon I saved Edwards-Sellett</p>
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<p>£2, for which I was to give him whatever he wanted. I never asked him how it was he could let me have spotless hats for that price. I knew that Woolley and Sanders were a large firm and would have them cheap. I do not remember Edwards-Sellett being asked any questions at the police station. Gale asked me if I had anything else at home and I said, "Yes, one more blue hat." I had not over
<lb/>looked the others. He said, immediately after, "You need not answer questions unless you like," and I said, "Very well, I will say nothing more." I did not say, "If you search my house you will only find one blue hat." I understood his question to be "Have you had anything from him lately?" I said, "Yes, one blue hat," and then he said, "Of course you need not answer questions unless you like." I have no recollection of Edwards-Sellett saying at the station that he had given me the goods and that they were mere sweep
<lb/>ings from the floor. I believe in court he said he had swept them up with the rubbish. I did not buy them as rubbish.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I believed that Edwards-Sellett was working at Woolley and Sanders as stockkeeper and warehouseman. I had not the least suspicious that he was robbing his employers. He told me he had been there about 14 years. That gave me confidence in dealing with him.</p>
<p>Judge Rentoul. Would your firm give you goods for yourself or wife or friends at low prices? (A.) Yes. Q. Would they give you goods if they knew you were going to sell them again? (A.) Yes, my lord.</p>
<p>A number of witnesses to character were called. Verdict,
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<p>On the second indictment no evidence was offered against Cornell, and a verdict of
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<p>(Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Travers Humphreys prosecuted; Mr. Hugh Sturges and Mr. Montague Shearman, junior, defended.</p>
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<p>Mr. W.J.L. Ambrose prosecuted.</p>
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<p>Police-constable John Willis. I was on. point duty outside "The Bell" public-house at 9 a.m. on April 23, when prosecutor came up and spoke to me. He gave both men into custody. Lyons said, "I do not know the man. I never saw him before. I admit I was in the street. That bloke there (McIntosh) is innocent of this. I spoke to a policeman at six o'clock this morning. Perhaps he means the fight
<lb/>ing." McIntosh made no reply. They were taken to the station and charged, and made no reply.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-147" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BASS</persName> </hi>, licensee of "The Bell." Prisoners were in the house when I came into the bar at 8.45 and there were several others there. I could not swear whether prosecutor was among them.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-148" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID MCINTOSH</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). At 5.20 a.m. on April 23, I was in the "Queen's Head" public-house in Commercial Road. I left there about 5.35 and went towards Aldgate. I went down the length of the "Three Nuns" public-house and bought a ha'penny paper and stood outside Aldgate Church reading the paper for twenty minutes. Two men whom I knew came along and asked me to go to Epsom races with them. I said I had no money to go with. They said, "We have not got time to stop, but if you come with us you can have a drink on the way." I went along with them to London Bridge. I went down the steps leading into Tooley Street and from there I went to the Tower Bridge, and it was seven o'clock when I got to Aldgate again. The first time I saw prosecutor was in "The Bell" when it was gone nine o'clock.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was not sitting on the doorstep in Flower and Dean Street at 5.40, and I know nothing about the assault. I only know Lyons as a street acquaintance just the same as men using the same public-house.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LYONS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I admitted all through that I was there talking to a constable at 6.15. Previous to that, at a quarter to five, I nodded to another policeman who was waiting to be relieved by the policeman that comes on at five past six. Prosecutor says there was no policeman there, but I can prove it by the policemen's numbers. It seems rather funny. If such a thing had happened do you imagine for one moment I would have stayed around that neighbourhood. I never saw prosecutor till nine o'clock when he came along Brick Lane. and I suggested he should treat me. Do you think for one minute if such a thing had taken place I would have gone to the prosecutor and sked him to treat me?</p>
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<lb/>sions on November 6, 1906. Lyons confessed to a conviction at Clerkenwell Sessions on December 4, 1906. Lyons, however, stated that he underwent five months and three weeks of that sentence on some such charge as the present one and then he was released on an order of the Home Secretary, as they had found the man who was really guilty. Several convictions were proved against both prisoners.</p>
<p>Sentences: Mclntosh,
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<p>Mr. Lancaster prosecuted; Mr. Fox-Davies defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-152" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC SIEGAL</persName> </hi>, fruit salesman, Spitalfields Market. Prisoner came to me the week before last and asked me for work and I took him into my employ as buyer. I handed him over £10 for that purpose on the Tuesday. (Here an interpreter was found to be necessary.) He was to to buy fruit and bring it in a van, but did not bring the fruit. As he did not return I went in search of him and found him at Jack Johnson's Club in Phipp Street. I asked him what he was doing there, and he said he had been playing faro and had only 2 1/2 d. left.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. He was not my partner. He was to get £2 a week and no commission; but I said I would give him something extra if I was satisfied. I had a deal with him the previous week, but the first three days I took him on trial. Prisoner had not paid £7 in the pre
<lb/>vious week for the purposes of the partnership; he gave me no money. I agree that I also gave him £10 on the Monday, and that Tuesday was the second occasion. On Monday he could buy no goods and so he returned the money to my second man. I did not give him £4; I gave him £10. I did not intend to go to the County Court instead of the Police Court; I do not know the difference.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-153" type="given" value="SOLOMAN"/>SOLOMAN CLYAN</persName> </hi>, 105, Commercial Road. I was in Spitalfields Market on May 7 and saw Siegal give prisoner some gold and silver and heard him say, "You have got that money for buying stuff and if it is not enough telephone me as usual, and I will send more."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-154" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM COHEN</persName> </hi>, fruit buyer, 19, Bewley Street, Commercial Road, E I went with the guv'nor on May 7 to look for Joseph Cohen and, as I rang the bell at Jack Johnson's Club, he came out of the door. The guv'nor asked him about the money and he said, "I have only got 2 1/2 d. in my pocket; I have lost the money. I will pay you off the money so much a week." We went to Commercial Street Police Station and a charge was made of it.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BROGDEN</hi> </persName>, H Division. I was in the police-station when Siegel brought prisoner in. Prosecutor said he had engaged prisoner to buy fruit and that he also had a commission when he did well; that he had that morning given him £10 to go to Covent Garden to buy fruit and prisoner had failed to return. Pri
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<p>him in a gambling house and that he had gambled the money away. Prisoner said he had £4 on him that did not belong to prosecutor. I subsequently searched him and found the £4 on him. When charged he said he was in partnership with Siegal.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-156" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH COHEN</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath, through an interpreter). I have been in this country from 11 to 12 years. I am a costermonger, but of late I have not been well and I have not had much money. I had a few pounds with which I used to buy fruit and hand it to salesmen who stand in the market to sell. During last winter I was in partnership with a woman, and I used to buy for many people. I have bought as much as £100 worth at a time, but have taken it out in lots. Siegal had to pay me nothing; I went into partnership with him with £7 about ten days before I was arrested. I gave the £7 to Siegal. We had a deal and made a profit of 30s. on some barrels of apples, but after that we lost. On the Monday he handed me £10, but there was no business to be done. On the Tuesday he handed me nothing, as we had a quarrel. He gave me £4 balance back and said he did not want to deal with me any more. I did not go to the Jack Johnson Club. I met prosecutor in Commercial Street as I was coming from the pictures in Shoreditch. I asked him what he had done with the barrels of apples and he said, "I have sold and we lost £6." We had a quarrel because I did not believe it. He gave me in charge.</p>
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<p>Sentence:
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<p>Mr. D. Cotes-Preedy prosecuted.</p>
<p>The trial for larceny was proceeded with.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-163" type="given" value="NORAH"/>NORAH BYRNE</persName> </hi>, cashier to the Highbury Furnishing Company. On March 19 I had been instructed to return to W. Long, of 26, High Street, Pontycwmmer, certain money he had sent to the company. I wrote on a postal order for 10s. (produced) the name of W. Long and I placed that order along with a postal order for 1s. and also a letter in an envelope and addressed it to Mr. W. Long. I sealed it and placed it on the posting lad's desk. It was not the duty of prisoner to deal with the letters; he was a filing clerk. I placed an order for 7s. (produced) along with a postal order for 6s., and addressed the envelope to Mr. Stokes, of Northallerton. I put that letter also on the posting clerk's desk. On April 11 Mr. Goldstein, another employe of the company, came to pay some money and he handed me the postal order for 7s. I made a communication to the manager.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-164" type="given" value="ALFRED ISAAC"/>ALFRED ISAAC GOLDSTEIN</persName> </hi>, clerk in the employ of the company. On the Tuesday after Easter I changed the postal order for 7s. (produced) for prisoner at his request. It was filled up as it is now, signature and everything. On the Wednesday I collected some money and on Thursday I handed the postal order along with other money to Miss Byrne.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. You asked me if you should fill it in with your name and I said it did not matter as I should pay it through the bank. When you gave it to me I remarked that you had filled it in.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-165" type="given" value="EDWARD ARTHUR"/>EDWARD ARTHUR JOEL</persName> </hi>, the "Hare and Hounds," Upper Street, N. Prisoner is a customer of mine and I cashed an order for him for 6s. between April 9 and April 11. I paid it into the Islington branch of the London and South-Western Bank.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-166" type="given" value="HENRY EDWARD"/>HENRY EDWARD COULDERSON</persName> </hi>, "Springfield Tavern," Brixton. I do not know prisoner, but I recollect finding in my cash-box between March 19 and 26 a postal order in the name of Long and value of 10s. I paid it into the South Brixton branch of the London and South-Western Bank.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-167" type="given" value="FRANK GARIBALDI"/>FRANK GARIBALDI SMITH</persName> </hi>, West Central District Post Office, produced postal orders for 10s. and 6s.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-168" type="given" value="WILLIAM PHILIP"/>WILLIAM PHILIP ABRAHAMSON</persName> </hi>, general manager of the Highbury Furnishing Company, spoke to giving instructions to Miss Byrne to despatch the postal orders. Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM HALL</hi>, N Division. I arrested prisoner on April 13 for stealing a letter containing two postal orders for 6s. and 7s. I showed him the one for 7s. He said, "Yes, that is quite right; I did have them." On searching him at the police station I found a letter from Mr. Sykes. He did not say where he got it from. There was another letter from Mr. Long asking for the return of his money. I then told him he would be further charged with stealing a postal order for 11s. He said, "Yes, I had that and I have had about £ 5 in all." (To the Recorder.) He did not say anything about paying his master's money back.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate: "What I have done is what the Highbury Furnishing Company is doing every day."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<lb/>pany just upon 12 months and the business is not carried on in a conscientious manner. Anyone is liable to fall into temptation, seeing the manner in which things are done. I admit that I had no right to take the letters and the postal orders out of them. I had kept them back and was remitting at a later date. I can only say that I admit doing wrong in keeping them back, but I had no felonious intention, because I had an increase of salary and saw my way to clear up those accounts.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to a conviction of felony at Gloucester on February 10, 1902. Other convictions were proved, and he was given a very bad character. Sentence:
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<p>Mr. R. Dunstan prosecuted.
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<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I do not know whether I took up a jug with which to hit you. I was too excited. I do not remember what I did. We were both in drink and had been out together. You were cleaning your buttons in order to get ready to go back to camp by the 7.15 train.</p>
<p>Dr.
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<p>May, 1912. prosecutrix. She had an incised wound on the left side of the throat about 3 1/2 inches in length in a transverse direction. The skin only had been severed and, although the position was a dangerous one, the actual wound was not dangerous.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<lb/>compained prosecutrix to 1, Church Road, and there saw her husband. He said, "It was quite an accident; I done it with a razor; I was having a shave." At the police station he pulled the razor out of his pocket. There was no blood on it. He then said, "I wish I had done it on her properly." They had both been drinking, but they were sober.</p>
<p>To prisoner. When at your house I did not hear you say, "It was a pure accident; I have no animosity against my wife; I would give her my last penny."</p>
<p>Police-superintendent
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM HAMBLIN</hi> </persName>. I was in charge of the station when prisoner was brought in and I investigated the charge. He said, "I wish I had done it on her properly." He was sober. I did not hear him say he had no animosity against his wife.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate: "I plead not guilty of doing it with any intention. I was shaving at the time and just had my dinner. We were arguing the point and she picked up a jug. Her mother stopped her, and in the struggle her neck was cut."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-176" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD TEAPE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am a private in the 2nd battal
<lb/>ion of the Border Regiment. On this afternoon we had our dinner and had been drinking together. I was not drunk; I knew what I was doing. I had cleaned my buttons and had just lathered myself to start shaving before catching the 7.15 train to go back to barracks. She started to argue the point and I said I did not want any words with her. She picked up a jug to throw at me and I took it out of her hand. It was in the struggle that her neck got cut. It was a pure accident. Her mother and cousin were in the room at the same time. My wife was drunk, because she had been downstairs drinking after we had had our dinners. The cousin does not drink and I would like to call her.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-177" type="given" value="AMY"/>AMY LAUNDER</persName> </hi>, envelope maker. They were sitting down to dinner when I saw them and they suddenly started an argument and she called his mother out of her name. He bad got up and was shaving before going back to barracks. His wife got wild and was going to hit him with a jug. He tried to stop her and must have cut her neck.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted on December 22 last for stealing a jar of marmalade; a previous conviction was proved.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120514-33-offence-1 t19120514-name-181"/>Antonio Acha</persName> and stealing from his person £ 4 15s., his moneys.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Sydney Williams prosecuted; Mr. Purcell defended.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ANTONIO ACHA</hi> </persName>, shipping agent, 179, Shaftesbury Avenue, W C. On April 24 I was in Regent Street about midnight, waiting for a bus to go to the Marble Arch. A fellow came up and asked me for a light, which I gave him. He asked me in which direction I was going. I told him, and he said he would accompany me as far as Oxford Circus. He was a very civil and gentlemanly fellow and asked me if I would go home with him and have a drink. I at first refused, but as he insisted I did so, in order to get rid of him. I went with him to 6, Southampton Street, Fitzroy Square. After I had been inside about a minute prisoner and two other men entered the room. Prisoner said, "I suppose you have some money." "I have some," I said. "Well," he said, "I am very glad of that." He then said I must give them all I had and that it was no good resisting. I en
<lb/>deavoured to resist when prisoner gave me a tremendous blow in the mouth; while he held my right hand the other man put a handker
<lb/>chief over my mouth, and prisoner took all my money, £ 4 15s. Pri
<lb/>soner then told me to go out. I went by the front door, and prisoner and the other two men went out by a back door. I met a constable in the passage outside and complained that I had been robbed. The policeman gave chase and arrested the prisoner. The other two escaped.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The man I walked with from Regent Street was a perfect stranger. It was impossible for me to prevent the men from taking my money, as there were three men there. I have been in England two years and have travelled a good deal. There was no question of playing cards, and that was not the object for which I went to the house. I was quite sober. Prisoner did say at the police station, "I deny it all."</p>
<p>Re-examined. I endeavoured to shout, but on four or five occasions they put a handkerchief over my mouth.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILIP BULL</hi> </persName>, 463 D. On April 25 about 2 o'clock a.m. I was on duty in Southampton Street. I saw prisoner, with two other men not in custody, come out of the rear of 6, South
<lb/>ampton Street. Almost at the same time prosecutor came out of the front door with his face covered with blood, He saw me and shouted out, "Stop that man, he has knocked me about and taken my money."</p>
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<p>I gave chase, but prisoner disappeared and I did not see him again until I found him detained at the station.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was about four yards off when I saw prisoner come out. Southampton Street is a quiet street; there is no traffic, but it would not be possible to hear cries from inside No. 6, as there is a mews at the back where 150 horses are continually kicking and making a noise all through the night.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I heard no smothered cries.</p>
<p>(Friday, May 17.)</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES DREW</hi> </persName>, 478 D. On April 25 about 2 o'clock a.m. I was on duty at Tottenham Street, when I heard some
<lb/>body shout, "Stop him." I turned round and saw prisoner running up Tottenham Street towards Tottenham Court Road. I gave chase and caught him in Alfred Mews. On entering the mews he placed his right hand in his trousers pocket and threw something away, and I heard the clinking of coins. I stopped prisoner, who said, "What's the matter; it is all right." I took him to the station and Police-constable 463 and prosecutor followed on afterwards. On being charged prisoner said, "I deny it all. I struck him in self
<lb/>defence. "On being searched prisoner had a sovereign and a 5s. piece in his pocket, four pawntickets, and two keys. He said to the in
<lb/>spector, "We have been playing cards and I won, and this is the way he wants to get his own back."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner gave the address of 6, Southampton Street.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<lb/>ton Street, but merely use the house for the purpose of gambling—a club. It is a back room, they play cards and I take the deal money—so much a deal. On the evening in question I was going along Southampton Street with a friend I knew as "Fred," when I first saw prosecutor standing outside 6, Southampton Street with a casual acquaintance of mine named Leonard Smith. I said to Smith, "Hallo, have you brought a client along?" He Bays, "Yes, I met him in Regent Street." Smith asked me if there was any playing going on to—night. I said, "Yes, we can start at once if you like." Smith opened the door with a key and we all went into the back room together, on the ground floor. I lit the candle. Fred brought out the cards. We first played nap and afterwards changed the game to faro. In the course of playing prosecutor handed Fred a 5s. piece in payment of a debt; this coin passed round and finally I got it. I should think prosecutor lost about £ 2 17s. or £ 2 18s. We were going to finish when prosecutor said he had a £ 5 note, so I suggested that I should play him for it by picking up colours. He agreed. He brought out the £ 5 note and showed it to me. I said, Look</p>
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<p>here, I will play you for £1 a time." We kept on doubling the stakes up to its coming to £4. He then turned round on me and said, "You are cheating." I said, "No, I'm not." He said, "You are," and then struck me across the table by the side of the face. I naturally retaliated and struck him in the mouth, cutting his lip; then there was a scuffle. We both got up and prosecutor closed with me and, he being much heavier, I fell underneath on the floor; the table was upset and the cards went all over the place. Prosecutor continued pummelling me when Fred got hold of his collar and pulled him off, saying, "Now stop this blooming noise, we will all get turned out." Prosecutor's mouth was bleeding and Fred said, "Let me bathe your face," and while doing this I straightened the room and began to pick up the cards. I had just finished when Len said, "Mind, he has got a knife." I turned and saw prosecutor making towards me with a large clasp knife open; he had a peculiar expression in his eyes. He said, "I kill you, you cheat." He made a lunge at me and I dodged him, knocked the candle over and out, and ran out for all I was worth away from him; he was acting like a maniac. I was stopped by Drew at Tottenham Street, where I was searched. I had on me a sovereign and the 5s. piece. The sovereign was my earnings; the other fellows had won the other money. I did not throw any money away—I had not the opportunity.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Smith opened the door and we all went in. I was running away when Drew says he saw me, because I was frightened that the prosecutor would stick the knife in me; I did not want him to catch me; foreigners are very excitable people. I said, "It's all right," because I knew I was perfectly safe in the officer's charge I told Drew that prosecutor had threatened me with a knife. Verdict,
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted of felony at Dorchester Quarter Sessions on October 19, 1904, and there were two previous convictions, one for burglary and one for housebreaking. Prisoner was stated to be an associate of sodomists and blackmailers, and last year was sentenced to three months at Bow Street for soliciting for immoral purposes; he was a very dangerous man. Sentence:
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<p>(Thursday, May 16.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Wilfrid Price prosecuted; Mr. G. St. J. McDonald defended.
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-192" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY CUTHBERTSON</persName> </hi>, cycle dealer, 8, Garrick Street, Long Acre. I was rung up on the telephone on March 27 by, I thought, Mr. Bleichert. I know him as being a gentleman with a car. He asked me, to go to his house, 41, Highbury New Park, to see two motor bicycles. I went, the door was opened by a maid, and I was shown the bicycles by Greenshields. We discussed the condition of them and I went back. I was again rung up by, as I thought, Mr. Bleichert, and we arranged the price. I cannot say whether one of the machines belonged to Franklin. I inspected two and arranged to pay £22 for them, and they were delivered the same evening by Greenshields with a van man. I identify the machines produced. I paid Greenshields for them by a cheque for £20 and £2 in gold. The cheque was made payable to Bleichert from whom I thought I was buying. I have never seen him and should not know his voice on the telephone.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I never knew Bleichert to be in the cycle trade. I have known Greenshields for five or six years as a honest man. The £2 I paid him was not as commission, but I had been drawing rather heavily on my account and I was afraid I should overdraw if I gave a cheque for the full amount. This is my bank manager's ex
<lb/>tract (produced); though that shows a balance of £127 on that date. I had cheques out. I know Greenshields has been a chauffeur to many people of position, including Mr. Justice Bargrave Deane. He did not tell me they belonged to Mr. Bleichert; I assumed they did, as he had been his chauffeur. I know now that Mr. Bleichert had left the country. I don't think the machines were worth much more, con
<lb/>sidering their age. I sold them afterwards for £35.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-193" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ANTHONY</persName> </hi>, coal dealer and carman, Islington. I let out vans, and on March 27 I received an older through my wife to take a van to Newington Green Road, Lees' bicycle shop, where I saw the two prisoners. We all drove to 41, Highbury New Park. They brought out two bicycles and told me to take them to Garrick Street, the corner of St. Martin's Lane, where they arranged to meet me. I followed Greenshields. He went into the shop and I waited outside. The motor cycles were unloaded and we took them into the shop. Lees paid me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I said at the police court that I did not remember what occurred. I have thought it over since. We have so many jobs. I am positive that Lees paid me 3s. 6d. We had a drink.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">cashier</hi>, Union of London and Smith's Bank, Long Acre. On March 28 a cheque for £20, payable to Mr. Bleichert was presented to me, I believe by Lees. The endorsement
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<p>with the face of the cheque; the cheque was made out to Mr. Bleichert and as far as I remember it was endorsed, "Bleichert." I said, "Are you Mr. Bleichert.?" He said, "No." I said, "You must take it back and have it altered," and he did so and brought it back. I paid it by £20 in gold. My attention was called to this mat
<lb/>ter a fortnight ago, and when I saw the man I had little doubt it was the man I had seen before.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. My cancelling is through Mr. Cuthbertson's son's signa
<lb/>ture. It was intended to represent "A.M."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-195" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND BACON</persName> </hi>. I was with Bleichert and Co, Broad Street, for about two years The endorsement on this cheque is not Mr. Bleichert's.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I used to cash his cheques.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The endorsement is "Bluichert."</p>
<p>Police-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANK PAGE</hi> </persName>. On March 25 I went to the garage in Swain's Lane, Highgate, belonging to Butlin. I found the lock had been forced off and I was informed that certain property was missing. I made enquiries and saw Mr. Cuthbertson. On April 4 I saw Green-shields at Highbury. I told him of the robbery and said I found that on March 26 he had negotiated the sale of two cycles to Lees. I said, "Can you tell me where you got them from?" He said, "I got them from a pal of mine, I cannot say who he is." I took him to the Kentish Town police station, and he then said to me, "I got those from Mr. Lees, of the Alma Motor Works." I then went over and saw Lees and brought him to the police station. On the 17th I confronted them and explained to Lees what Greenshields had said. Lees denied that he had had anything to do with Greenshields with respect to the cycles. I then showed Greenshields the cheque and said to him, "This is made out to your late employer, Mr. Bleichert, who is now abroad; he left on March 7 prior to this robbery." I asked him if he had any ex
<lb/>planation to give and he said, "I cannot give you any explanation as to that." When he was charged he made no reply. I also showed him a receipt which I found in his pocket. This is a receipt issued to him on March 27 in the name of J. Cummings, "Sold to Green
<lb/>shields two secondhand motor cycles, for £21. Received with thanks, signed J. Cummings." I asked him who J. Cummings was, and he said, "I cannot tell you."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Greenshield's statement was that he bought the cycles of Lees. He sent a letter from the gaol asking us to see him, and he was seen at Marylebone, and when he was there he said, "As Lees is locked up I refuse to make any statement now." Greenshields was chauffeur to Mr. Justice Bargrave Deane and a lot of other gentlemen. He has a
<hi rend="italic">very good</hi> character. I do not question that at all.</p>
<p>Police-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES GOODCHILD</hi> </persName>. On April 16 I went with last witness to 41, Highbury New Park, to arrest Greenshields for ware-house breaking at Swains Lane. Sergeant Page arrested him. Next day, from what we heard, I went to 63, Newington Green Road and saw Lees there at his shop. I told him that Greenshields was detained for breaking into a warehouse and stealing three motor cycles. I said,</p>
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<p>"He states he got them from you." He said, "It is absolutely un
<lb/>true." He accompanied me to the station, where he was confronted with Greenshields. I then repeated what Greenshields had said, and Lees said, "It is a lie." I took a statement from him (producing paper), At the time I took this statement I had no
<hi rend="italic">intention</hi> of charging this man. On the 24th at Marylebone
<hi rend="italic">police court, from</hi> what Greenshields told me, with Sergeant Page, I made further enquiry, and saw Charles Anthony, of Islington, and from what he told me I saw Lees and Greenshields again. I said, "I have seen Anthony, who has told me that on the 24th March you (Greenshields) engaged him to take two motor cycles from Garrick Street, and they paid you 3s. 6d. for the job." He said, "It is a lie." Greenshields said, "I handed him a cheque for £20 and endorsed Bleichert's name on the cheque and gave him £1 for his trouble. I did write Bleichert's name on the cheque. It is done every day in business." He was taken to the police station and made no further reply.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-198" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER GREENSHIELDS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath), 41, Highbury New Park, Canonbury. I was chauffeur to Mr. Bleichert, a German gen
<lb/>tleman, for 12 months. I lived with him on March 14th at Dussel
<lb/>dorf. He gave me a good character, which has been given to Sergeant Page. I have also been chauffeur to Mr. Justice Bargrave Deane for 18 months. I left to better myself. That was my first private situa
<lb/>tion. I was with Mr. Read five years after I left Mr. Justice Bar
<lb/>grave Deane. I got a good character from him. No charge of any kind has ever been made against me until now. I was caretaker at Mr. Bleichert's house at the time of this occurrence. I got two motor bicycles from Lees, who keeps a cycle shop in Gray's Inn Road. I have known him for six months. I saw Lees the day before they were sold to Cuthbertson, and he asked me if I could find a customer for these motor bicycles and if I could store them at my place as he was busy in the shop and had not much room for them. I took them to my place; Lees took one and I took the other; I put them in my shed in the morning. Lees said that if I could get a customer I might get something for it, and I said I would try to sell them and would see Mr. Cuthbertson in the morning. I had known Cuthbertson as a cycle dealer for five years. I had to go to Cuthbertson in the morning to buy some piston rings for an engine I was repairing at Barnet that week. I asked Cuthbertson if he could do with two motor cycles, and he said he would like to see them. I told him I was going back and if he would like to come with me he could see them in my yard, and he did so. I told him the price was £24. He looked at them and offered me £22. I said I would see Mr. Lees and ask him if he would accept £22 and would let him know after dinner. Cuthbertson went back to his business. I had my lunch and saw Lees about two o'clock and told him what Cuthbertson had offered for the bicycles. Lees said he Would accept the offer, and I rang Cuthbertson up on the telephone and asked him when I should bring them down; he said</p>
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<p>I was to bring them down as soon as possible or before six. I went back to Lees and asked him if he could get a van to take the two cycles away and he sent for a van while I waited in the shop. We went back to my house and got the two cycles on the van and took them down to Long Acre, and Cuthbertson gave me a cheque for £20 and £2 in cash. I met Lees outside and gave him the cheque and left him. I I took the £2 as commission for having sold the bicycles. I expected to get £1 out of Cuthbertson and £1 out of Lees. I had no suspicion that the bicycles were obtained improperly. I had known Lees to be a respectable cycle dealer. The receipt found in my possession was given me by Lees, who told me he had received it from Cummings for the bicycles. I told the police I had it in my pocket and they found it. If there was anything crooked about it I had lots of opportunities of destroying it. I was at home with my wife till eight or nine on Sunday evening, March 24, and then I went to see some friends, Mr. and Mrs. Wood. I have not enquired whether they are here to-day. I was in bed after 11.30, leaving the Woods at 11. I was indoors all the afternoon. I had been to the "Talbot" public-house in the evening. I was in bed until eight o'clock the next morning.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I saw Lees the day before Cuthbertson received the cycles. Lees and I both went to Garrick Street because I had some business to do, and he wanted the cheque, so I asked him to go down with me. When I found the cheque was made out to Bleichert I mentioned it to Cuthbertson, and he said it was of no great import
<lb/>ance. I had the £2 in cash. I in fact got the £2 out of Lees. I went down to see Cuthbertson first and rung him up after. I disagree with Cuthbertson when he says that the first he heard about these cycles was by telephone. I mentioned to him that they came from Lees and that I should have to ask him about the price of them to settle. I swear I told Cuthbertson that the cycles belonged to Lees. When Police-constable Page first asked me a question about these matters I told him I had got them from a pal of mine. I told him the name of Cummings later on. I did not say I got them from a pal and could not tell him who it was. I mentioned the name of Cummings and the police-sergeant called me a liar. Later on I said I got them from Lees of the Alma Motor Works. When Lees was brought in and we were confronted he denied that. I cannot explain why. When I was asked why the cheque was made payable to Bleichert, he having left the country nearly three weeks before the occurrence, I told him I did not make the cheque out and he was to see Cuthbertson about it. Sergeant Page found it on me when he searched me. I told him had it in my pocket the night he came and arrested me. I did not at once say, "1 got them from a pal of mine, I cannot say who it is." I told him I got them from Cummings. Page accused me of having the cycles, and I told him I had a receipt for them in my pocket within ten minutes of his being in the house. I believe when I said I got them from Cummings it was the first answer I made. I do not know Cummings. I gave Lees a cheque for £20 to pay for them, and he paid Cummings, and he told Cummings I had sold them. That is why my name was put on the receipt.</p>
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<p>Re-examined. I never told Cuthbertson or led him in any way to beneve, that Bleichert used to sell motor bicycles. I told Page I had the receipt in my pocket, and he took it out of my pocket when I got to the station. There was nothing in my pocket of a compromising nature. I believed I was selling them for Cummings through Lees. I considered the deal absolutely straight. I said nothing to lead him to believe that they came from Bleichert. I asked Cuthbertson why Bleichert's name was on the cheque and he said it was not of great importance whose name was there. I did not ask him to make it out in his own name. When I told him I got them from Cummings it was untrue. Lees knew I had sold the machines and he saw Cum
<lb/>mings and mentioned my name to him. Cummings did not sell any
<lb/>thing to me. Page asked me who Cummings was and I told him I did not know. I afterwards told him I got the cycles from Lees.</p>
<p>Sergeant
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<lb/>shields, "Who is Cummings?" and he could not tell me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-200" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR DURANT</persName> </hi>, motor agent, West Hammersmith. I bought two motor cycles of Cuthbertson in March last. This is one. The number is 2163. It was on my premises when seized by the police.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am absolutely certain it is the cycle. I saw the number in the police list.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-201" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WOOD</persName> </hi>. I was with Greenshields on March 24 and 25. Judge Rentoul. I shall direct the jury that the stealing is not proved at all. The machines were stolen, of course, but there is no proof as to who stole them.</p>
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<lb/>made one. I know now his name was Cummings. It shows that he bought it of Halliday. I asked Greenshields to take them, as I had</p>
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<p>not room for them. He found a customer (Cuthbertson). We took them in Anthony's van to Long Acre, and met the carman in Garrick Street. Greenshields took the cycles out and gave them to Cuthbertson, who gave him a cheque for £20 and £2 in gold. I stood the carman a drink. One of us paid him 3s. 6d. There was a mistake in the spelling of the name on the cheque, which Cuthbertson corrected. The police accused me of selling the machines to Greenshields. I had not the money to pay for them. They were simply left in my charge. I was arrested about three weeks after the bicycles were discovered and a week after Greenshields. Cummings had been in the shop two or three times as a customer. I believed the bicycles had been honestly come by when they came into my possession.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Cummings said he was turning over the cycles at a loss. The document referring to Cummings buying from Halliday refers to the black bicycle. It states that he bought it on August 22, 1911. I did not know it was stolen. That is the receipt he got when he bought it. I thought it reasonable that he should sell the two for that price taking into account the deterioration. I have been down and ascertained there is no such address as that of Halliday's. Cum
<lb/>mings made out that receipt to Greenshields on my instructions because I did not Want the customer to think that I had made a bargain out of his downfall. Page spoke to me in the presence of Greenshields and said, "Greenshields has told me he got these cycles from Lees of the Alma Motor Works." I understood he said I had sold them to him. I gave a statement to Goodchild, or it was made out in court. I understood it was ruled out. (Upon Mr. McDonald objecting to the admissibility of this statement, Judge Rentoul ruled it out on the ground that it might incriminate the prisoner in a charge of forgery.) That receipt from Halliday to Cummings so far as I know is absolutely genuine and was given to me by Cummings.</p>
<p>Three witnesses to character were called on behalf of Lees.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-34-19120514 t19120514-34-punishment-40"/>Three months' hard labour.</rs> </p>
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<p>(Friday, May 17.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120514-35-offence-1 t19120514-name-204"/>Solomon Cohen</persName>, one shilling, with intent to steal the same.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. J.H. Menzies prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-205" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON COHEN</persName> </hi>, hairdresser's assistant, 251, Brick Lane, E. Pri
<lb/>soner came into my shop on April 25 about 4.45 p.m.; there were three other men with him. He said, "Give me a shilling." I told him I would not give it to him. He asked the two other assistants and they refused. Then he came to me and took hold of me by the throat and said he would choke me if I did not give him a shilling.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Crystal, the proprietor's wife, came from the back parlour and said to prisoner, "You ought to be ashamed of yourself asking for money off people that have to work for it themselves." Prisoner took a shaving cup from one of the shelves and said he would throw it at her if she did not get inside. Then David Crystal, Mrs. Crystal's brother-in-law, came from the back parlour and told the men to go out. They did not go till he sent for a policeman. I went to the door and saw them go into a public-house.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. When you came into the shop you did not ask if the guvnor was in.</p>
<p>He-examined. I had not seen this man before. He is not a cus
<lb/>tomer at the shop.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-206" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID CRYSTAL</persName> </hi>. I was in the parlour connected with the shop. From there it is possible to hear every word said in the shop. I heard a man asking the assistants for a shilling and when he was refused he went back to the first one he had asked and told him he would choke him if he did not give him a shilling. When Mrs. Crystal inter
<lb/>fered prisoner said he would smash a cup on her head and he used bad language. Then I went into the shop and told the men to go. As they did not go I sent for a policeman.</p>
<p>To prisoner. Since you have been in custody my brother has not told me he has known you for seven or eight years or that if he had been in the shop he would certainly have lent you the shilling, know
<lb/>ing you as long as he has as a customer. (To the jury.) I do not know whether Mr. Crystal ever lent money.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK STEWART</hi> </persName>. About 5 p.m. on April 25 I saw prisoner and three others go into a butcher's shop. They then went into a hairdresser's shop and from there went into a public-house. A complaint was made to me and I arrested prisoner when he came out of the public-house. He said, "I have done nothing." I had considerable difficulty in arresting him, three of his friends together with two women seizing me and trying to drag prisoner away. I had to draw my truncheon. Other officers came to my assistance and the other men then disappeared.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-208" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHITE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I merely went into a shop. I had had a drop of drink and I met these friends. I asked them to have a drink. I had a few coppers in my pocket and I said, "I will go in and ask Mr. Crystal for a shilling." I know nothing about picking up a pot. The proprietor of the shop says he will come up and speak for me, but I cannot get him here.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-209" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am prisoner's wife. He was in drink and said to me, "Have you got any money? I said "No," because I knew he had had enough to drink. He said, "I will soon get some money; I will go into 'Little Alf's' (Mr. Crystal) and borrow a shilling:" When he came out of the shop he was going into a public-house and I told him he did not want any more. He went into the</p>
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<p>public-house and when he came out a constable came across and put his hand on him. I said, "What has he done?" and put my hands on the officer's shoulder. He pulled his staff out to use on me, and if it had not been for a man he would have done it. I have seen the proprietor of the shop and he has said he wanted to be subpoenaed.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-210" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM CRYSTAL</persName> </hi>, hairdresser, 251, Brick Lane (who had been sent for). I have known prisoner for about four or five years. He will have been in my shop about three or four times. That is all I know of him. I cannot recollect how long it is since he was in my shop.</p>
<p>To prisoner. If I had been in the shop I would not have lent you a shilling.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted of felony at Clerken
<lb/>well Sessions on August 7, 1901. Several other convictions were proved against him.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-35-19120514 t19120514-35-punishment-41"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120514-36-offence-1 t19120514-name-212"/>Ivy Day</persName>, a girl under the age of 18 years, out of the possession and against the will of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120514-36-offence-1 t19120514-name-213"/>Charlotte Day</persName>, the person having the lawful care and charge of her, with intent that she should be carnally known by himself, the said J. Rhodes.</rs> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-36-19120514 t19120514-36-punishment-42"/>Two years' hard labour.</rs> </p>
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<p>(Friday, May 17.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Beaumont Morice prosecuted: Mr. Purcell defended.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19120514-name-215" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-215" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS GREEN</persName> </hi>, traveller, 9, Charles Street, Stepney (examined through an interpreter). I have known prisoner for two years. I speak English a little. On April 25 I saw prisoner in Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel. He asked me if I would like to make some money. I said "Yes." He said he would call on me the next day and tell me the business. He called on me the next day and said he wanted me to play a trick on his brother-in-law, Bernstein, in order that he should be arrested. Then he showed me some pieces of cloth in a sack, which he said had come from his brother-in-law. He said he would bring some counterfeit coins which were to be placed between the pieces of cloth wrapped in paper, and I was to take them to Bernstein's house. Prisoner called again on the Sunday and brought four half-crowns; two were good and two were bad. I met him by appointment at 10 o'clock on the Monday and he said "Keep this bag and meet me at 12 o'clock at the corner of</p>
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<p>Jubilee Street, outside the public-house." I then went to Leman Street Police Station and made a statement to the oplice. I returned to Jubilee Street, and prisoner was arrested. I was about two yards away and did not speak to prisoner.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was to go to prisoner's brother-in-law and ask tor samples of stuff. The money was already in the sack between the rolls of stuff. I was to buy the stuff and leave it in the bag and then prisoner said he would go and tell the police and they were to find the bad money in his brother-in-law's possession and he would be locked up. He promised that if the business went off all right. I should have other business and make £50 or £100 a week. He said that if Bernstein was arrested he (prisoner) would be able to buy Bernstein's stock cheap. I have been in England about four years and have had deal
<lb/>ings with prisoner. I did not have any conversation with the pri
<lb/>soner on Sunday about some buttons. It is not true that I then owed prisoner £1. He once bought goods to the amount of £96 and done me in for 30s. He was to give me 6d. in the £ commission, but has only given me £1. I deny that on Monday at 12 o'clock I planted in prisoner's hand the packet of counterfeit coins saying, "Here are the buttons."</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WRIGHT</hi> </persName>, H Division. On April 29 Green came to Leman Street Police Station and made a communication, and in consequence of what he said I and Sergeant Weston went to the Com
<lb/>mercial Road, near the "George" public-house. I there saw Green on the opposite side carrying a sack. At 12.15 prisoner came from Jubilee Street and stood outside the public-house. He had his right hand in his coat pocket and looked up and down outside the public-house. On seeing Green he beckoned him to come. As he did so Sergeant Weston and I went up to him and got to him before Green. There had been no communication between Green and prisoner. I said to prisoner "We are police officers. I have reason to believe that you have got a number of counterfeit coins in your possession and I am going to take you to Arbour Square Police Station." He made no reply, but he pulled his hand out of his right-hand pocket and handed me what 1 afterwards found 19 half-crowns. He said, "I don't know if they are counterfeit; he has just given them to me." I said, "Nothing of the sort; I have had you both under observation." Going over to Charles Street prisoner put his hand into his left-hand trousers pocket and withdrew it, and I noticed that his hand was closed. I seized his hand, which contained four half-crowns, two good and two which I afterwards found were counterfait. When I seized prisoner he said, "You think you are clever, I shall say he slipped them in my pocket," meaning Green. I conveyed him to the station, when he was charged.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had never seen Green in my life before he came to the station.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WESTON</hi> </persName> corroborated the last witness.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-218" type="given" value="LEAH"/>LEAH MICHAELS</persName> </hi>, 9, Jubilee Street. Green has been my lodger. On Sunday, April 28, I was sweeping the passage when he and prisoner walked in and locked the door.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-219" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. The packet (produced) contains 19 counterfeit half-crowns. There are four other coins, two of which are genuine half-crowns and two are counterfeit half-crowns.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-220" type="given" value="SIMON"/>SIMON NATHAN</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I live and carry on business as a job dealer at 80, Bedford Street, Mile End, and have done so for 11 years. The first transaction I had with Green was over three years ago. I have only had two deals with him. He introduced people to me who wanted to get rid of their stuff, which I purchased as a job dealer. Upon the Sunday in question he owed me 27s. 6d., and he borrowed another 2s. 6d., which, made 30s. He called at my place and said he knew of a line of trimmings, and he thought the price would suit me. If I bought he wanted 5 per cent, commission. He said he could not see the people that day, but would see them on the Monday. He met me at the "George" at 12 o'clock on, Monday, and showed me the samples. He walked across the road to me, and said, "I can't go with you to the place, but here are the samples." He handed me a small parcel wrapped in brown paper, which I put in my coat pocket. Then he said, "I had a bit of luck this morning, Mr. Nathan, there is 10s. on account of what I owe you, and don't be nervous about it." Immediately after Sergeant Wright walked from the back of me, touched me on the shoulder, and said, "I have reason to believe you are in possession of counterfeit coin." For the moment I did not know what "counterfeit" meant, so 1 looked up to him and said, "All the money I have got on me is all good money, and if there is anything bad it may be in this parcel that this man gave me." I then put my left hard in my trousers pocket and said, "This is the coin which Mr. Green handed to me, you can have this and see if there is any of that money about it." I was then taken to the police station and charged, and Green was let go. I am on the best of terms with Bernstein, my brother-in-law; he is one of my sureties.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I deny that I saw Green on the Friday; 1 had no discussion with him with regard to getting any stuff. When I went to his house on the Sunday the door was shut but not locked. The whole of his story about Bernstein is untrue. I did not say to the detective, "You think you are clever, don't you; I shall say he slipped them in my hand."</p>
<p>Re-examined. I swear that Green handed me a parcel before I was arrested.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-221" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NORTON</persName> </hi>, restaurant proprietor, 62 and 63, Upper East Smith field, E.C On April 29, about 12 o'clock, I was in the Commercial Road, outside the "George" tavern, with my brother. I saw prisoner and Green coming to meet him. I thought they were going to shake hands, instead of which I saw Green hand something in paper to prisoner.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. At present I am living at Rayleigh, in Essex. On the morning in question I was going to look at a shop in Poplar which my brother and I proposed taking.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-222" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY NORTON</persName> </hi>, general merchant, of Oak Dene, Rayleigh, brother of last witness, corroborated.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120514-name-223" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON BERNSTEIN</persName> </hi>, tailor, 40, Johnson Street. I have always been on friendly terms with prisoner, who is my brother-in-law. I do not know Green, but have seen him. He came to me on April 28. I asked what he wanted, and he told me that he was a jobber and trimmings seller. I asked him for a card. He said he had not got one, so I said I could not have anything to do with him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Green did not say he would come again on the Monday. Verdict,
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