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<p>JUNE, 1912.</p>
<p>Vol. CLVII] [Part 933</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>CROSBY, MAYOR.</p>
<p>NINTH SESSION,</p>
<p>HELD JUNE 11TH, 1912, AND FOLLOWING DAYS</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORTHAND BY</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-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="t19120611-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, June 11th, 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
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS EDWARD SCRUTTON</hi>, Knight; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN ELDOV BANKIS</hi>, Knight, two of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-3" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-4" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Bart.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAX</hi>, Bart.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-5" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID BURNETT</persName> </hi>, Knight; Sir
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-6" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY DUNN</persName> </hi>, Knight; and
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-7" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ROLL</persName> </hi>, Esq., Knight, Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knight, K. C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FK. ALBERT BOSANQUET</hi>, K. C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and His Honour Judge
<hi rend="smallCaps">LUMLET SMITH</hi>, K. C., Commissioner; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-8" type="given" value="CHARLES AUGUSTIN"/>CHARLES AUGUSTIN HANSON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-9" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BRIGGS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs</hi> </p>
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<p>1912.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CROSBY</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<p>(Tuesday, June 11.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE</hi>, Hildebert (19, postman)</persName>, who pleaded guilty at the April Session (see page 1) of larceny (Post Office), was brought up for judg
<lb/>ment.</p>
<p>Sentence: Seven weeks' imprisonment, to date from the first day of April Sessions, entitling prisoner to be immediately discharged.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KUNE</hi>, Ah (32, fireman)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WAI</hi>, Ah (40, fireman)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last Session (see page 163) of wounding, were brought up for judgment.</p>
<p>On Ng Yong (Chinese agent for seamen) undertaking to get tickets for prisoners to go to Harwich and from thence to Amsterdam, and to see them off (these tickets were subsequently produced by him), and on prisoners promising through their counsel (Mr. Huntly Jenkine) not to return to this country, they were (on June 12) released on their own recognisances in £10 each and a surety in £50 to come up for judg
<lb/>ment if called upon.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction for uttering counter
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<p>Twenty Post Office Savings Bank pass-books in all, passing through the office at which prisoner was employed, had been lost, and an amount of £18 6s. withdrawn; prisoner admitted having stolen eight pass-books. Since December a large number of postal packets had also been stolen.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction of felony at the New
<lb/>ington Sessions on November 16, 1909. He was stated to be a German. He had been convicted three times, and on each occasion an order for bias expulsion had been made, but he 'had returned to this country.</p>
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<p>In September, 1911, prisoner was discharged by the Reliance In
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<lb/>ment. Prior to this he had borne a good character. His downfall was attributed to drinking and gambling.</p>
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<p>Prisoner, an Army reservist, had been in the employ of the General Post Office since November, 1910. There had been losses of letters from his office since January last.</p>
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<p>Webster pleaded not guilty.</p>
<p>Mr. Forster Boulton prosecuted; Mr. St. John McDonald defended.</p>
<p>Detective
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<lb/>ing this bag (Exhibit two). Webster then left Titheradge, and I found Titheradge on his rounds, but lost him. About 3.15 p.m. on May 14 I saw Webster in Dorset Square with this same bag, apparently waiting for some one. Titheradge, who was in uniform and with a mail bag, came from the direction of Upper Baker Street, and spoke to him. Webster walked towards Baker Street, and Titheradge went on his walk collecting the letters. I and Stratford, whom I was with, went to the Baker Street Tube Station. After two or three minutes Webster came down with the bag and went into the lavatory, and beckoned to Titheradge, who was behind, to follow him; he did so; he had his mail bag with him. After about two minutes Titheradge came out, joined another postman, and with him jumped into a train. His bag was then about three parts full. I did not see Webster come out; I next saw him being detained by a detective at King's Cross. I went with them to the G. P. O., and I was present when the brown bag, which he had with him, was opened; it fastened with an ordinary catch, and contained a number of letters as if they had been thrown in; there were 86 letters, 43 postcards, and seven book and half
<lb/>penny packets, all with the stamps upon them uncancelled. I saw Titheradge afterwards, and both prisoners were given into my custody. I took them to the station, and on the charge being read over to Web
<lb/>ster he said nothing.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I went down to the tube station, because from the information I had received I anticipated prisoners would go down there; this was about 45 minutes after I had seen them in Dorset Square. Neither of us went inside the lavatory.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-33" type="given" value="ALFRED HENRY"/>ALFRED HENRY TITHERADGE</persName> </hi>, formerly postman at the North-Western District Office. I first met Webster last Christmas when he was put on to assist Mr. My walk was then Dorset Square. On May 14 I met him by accident there. He had a brown leather bag similar to this (Exhibit two) in his hand. He did not speak; he simply walked away. I made a collection from the pillar boxes about there, and at 3.40 I went down to the Baker Street Sation to enter the train. I saw him outside; I was expecting to do so as we had made the appoint
<lb/>ment on the previous day. I went down the stairs with another post
<lb/>man who happened to be there at the same time. Webster followed and went into the lavatory as we had arranged. I followed him and went into a w.c., leaving him outside the w.c. Nobody was there besides us. I took the bag from him, and in the w.c. I put some of the letters, haphazard, out of my collection in it; this was not by arrangement. I shut the bag up, came out, and gave it him. I had arranged for him to meet me with the bag, but I did not tell him what</p>
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<p>for; I did not say anything as to what was to be done with the letters. I should not think he knew I was going to put letters into it; I was going to get them afterwards. This was the first time I had done it. I did not see any more of him until I met him at the G.P.O.; he walked away; he asked no questions as he had no time. I got into the train I had seen Webster with the bag in the day before; he told me he was going to the baths with it. In his presence at the G.P.O.I was accused of stealing these letters, and I said "All right." At the station we were both charged with stealing and receiving, and I said "All right." Webster said nothing so far as I know. I had to put the letters in the bag because I could not carry them about with me, I expected him to take them home; I do not know whether he would have opened the bag. I was going to get a share of the valuables they contained.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not tell Webster that I was going to steal these letters; I simply made arrangements to meet him with the bag, and as far as I know he had no reason to suppose I was going to steal; I had been honest up till this time. I arranged after I had given it to him to call for the 'bag later on; I did not tell him I had put anything into it. I was arrested half an hour afterwards, and I did not see Webster again till about 8 p.m. He keeps a draper's shop, and at Christmas he asked me to get up a slate club amongst the post
<lb/>men to deal with him. I called on him about May 12.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I was going to see him again at his place at 6.30 p.m. on Kay 14. (To the Court.) When he was charged with steal
<lb/>ing these letters I did not say that he did not know anything about it; I did not know what to say.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-34" type="given" value="ALICE LLOYD"/>ALICE LLOYD FINNEY</persName> </hi>, Honorary Secretary, Literature Branch, Pearl Society. The society provides books for workhouses and hospitals. At 2.30 p.m. on May 14 I. posted a number of postal packets at 1, Upper Baker Street branch post joffice, and I identify these three packets and three circulars (Exhibit one) as some of them.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES CARLTON</persName> </hi>, Overseer, Western District Office. Since last July Titheradge has been employed at my office. Webster has been employed for the last four Christmas seasons; last Christmas he was on the same walk as Titheradge. He received 24s. a week, being em
<lb/>ployed about a month, full time. I cannot say whether he had any other employment.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-36" type="given" value="RICHARD WALTER"/>RICHARD WALTER DAVIES</persName> </hi>, messenger, G.P.O. For about two weeks prior to May 14 I kept prisoners under observation. On several occasions I saw them together. Webster on each occasion had a brown leather bag similar to exhibit two. At about 3.38 p.m. on May 14 I saw Titheradge make a collection from the pillar, box outside the Upper Baker Street branch post office; he was alone.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, June 12.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-37" type="given" value="RICHARD WALTER"/>RICHARD WALTER DAVIES</persName> </hi> recalled. Further examined. I followed Titheradge from the letter-box to Baker Street Metropolitan Railway Station, where, at 3.38 p.m., he met Webster, who was waiting there.</p>
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<p>Titheradge said, "Good afternoon," and Webster nodded in reply Titheradge, followed by Webster, then went down the steps and went on to the platform. Webster took a ticket, bust Titheradge had a pass. I followed them down. Webster, followed by Titheradge, then went into a lavatory. There are two water closets fitted with auto
<lb/>matic penny-in-the-slot locks. After they went into the lavatory 1 heard an automatic lock working. I went into tie lavatory; looked through a narrow aperture about 2 in to 2 £ in wide between the ground and the partition at the aide of the water closet and saw four feet inside one waiter closet. About a minute after they weni in Titheradge was called out by another postman and got into a train. The next I saw of Webster was at To abridge Street, King's Cross, at 4.30 p.m. that afternoon. He was carrying brown bag (produced) and was walking in the direction of his home in Argyle Street, King's Cross. P.C. Kibby, who was with me, stopped him, and took him to the G.P.O.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not see Webster come out of the lavatory; they were in there about two minutes. There was no one eke there.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-38" type="given" value="WALTER CHARLES"/>WALTER CHARLES JAMBS</persName> </hi>, messenger, G.P.O. I had kept prisoner under observation from April 19 to May 14. On 10 occasions I have seen him with Titheradge, prisoner carrying brown bag similar to that produced. On May 14 I was on the platform of the Baker Street Station; Titheradge came down the stairs, followed by prisoner who went into the lavatory Titheradge followed him in. The en
<lb/>trance to the lavatory is close to the steps. I had previously ascertained there was no one in the lavatory. Prisoner and Titheradge remained inside two minutes. Then Titheradge was called out by another post
<lb/>man. He left with his mail bag. I did not see prisoner leave.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I lest sight of prisoner; I found had left the lavatory I next saw him at 4.30 p.m. in Tonbridge Street.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JAKES KIBBY</hi> </persName>, attached to G.P.O. On May 14 I was with messenger Davis in Tonbridge Street; King's Cross, when I saw prisoner carrying the brown bag produced and walking towards Argyll Place. I told him I was a police-constable attached to the G.P.O. and requested him to go to the G.P.O. with Mr. He said, "All right, do not make a show. With another officer I took him in a taxicaib to Mr. Strartford's office. I opened the bag and found 136 postal packets consisting of 86 letter and 50 other packet, the stamps of which were uncancelled and without post-mark. He was asked certain questions by Mr. Stratford, who took down his answers in writing.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner was not in custody; he went at my request to the G. P. O. He did not asked to be searched. None of the letters had been opened.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-40" type="given" value="EDWARD JOSEPH"/>EDWARD JOSEPH STRATFORD</persName> </hi>, clerk in the Secretary's Office G.P.O. For three months prior to May 14 I have been making inquiries with regard to losses of letters at the North-Western District Office and certain postonen were kept under observation by my instructions. Suspicion attached to Titheradge. On May 14 prisoner was brought to my room; Kibby and Tyler were present. Brown bag produced</p>
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<p>was brought in. I cautioned prisoner, told him he was not bound to answer my questions, but that his answers might be used against him. I said, "You were seen in the company of a postman named Titheradge at Baker Street Station and you wore in the lavatory together. Do you wish to say anything about this." He replied, "No, not me; I do not know the man; I did not go into the lavatory." I said, "Are you willing to satisfy me that you have not any postal packets in your possession?" He said, "I have none in my possession." I said, "Is this your bag?" He said "No; I found it on top of a bus at about 3.25 p.m. to-day when I was going to Oxford Street." I directed Kibby to open the bag; it was not locked; Kibby opened it, 136 postal packets were found in it. I asked prisoner if he had anything to say with regard to it. He said, "No"; that was all the explanation he gave. He declined to say anything. The letters were afterwards specially delivered to the addressees; there was contained in them, cheques, postal orders, and stamps to the value of £51 4s. I afterwards saw Titheradge at the G. P. O. and gave both prisoners into custody.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not ask prisoner to sign the statement—it is not usual to do so. It is done when the persons are not about to be given into custody, as they were in this case. Prisoner said, "I have not, been to the lavatory; the bag does not belong to me." I wrote down what he said at the time; I produce my original note.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-41" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WEBSTER</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I live at 2, Argyll Place, King's Cross, and am a lavatory attendant. I also keep a draper's shop. On May 14, at about 3.15 p.m., I met Titheradge at Dorset Square by appointment. (To the Judge. I knew Titheradge before; I had worked with* him at the post office as a casual postman at Christ
<lb/>mas time. He had been my assistant. I afterwards returned to my work at the lavatory.) I next saw him about the middle or end of April, shortly before May 14; he came to my shop and asked me to meet him in Marylebone Road on Monday, which I did. He asked me if I would meet him on Wednesday and take a parcel home to mind for him till he called at the shop for it. He said I could bring the bag with Mr. On May 14 I met him at Dorset Square, and he asked me to go to the entrance of Baker Street Metropolitan Station. I met him there, he was with another postman. He asked me to follow him down the platform. He had his mail bag full of letters. He took my bag from me, went into the W. C., and shut the door; after a minute he came out, returned my bag, and ran up the passage. I followed him; he said, "I will call this evening." My bag was empty when I gave it him. I did not examine to see what he had put in. I did not see James or Davies at the station. No one else was in the lavatory. I did not go into the W. C. It would be impossible for any one to see the two people in there. When arrested I offered to be searched, and said I had not any property but what belonged to me. I said I left Baker Street station carrying a brown bag and went on a motor-'bus</p>
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<p>to Oxford Street, thence to Show Square, and then home. I was arrested a few yards from my shop in King's Cross. I absolutely deny that I said what Mr. Stratford has stated.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I first knew Titheradge at Christmas time; I had seen him about five or six times after the middle of April. On May 13 he said he wanted me to take care of a parcel. I did not ask him what was in the parcel, or how big it was, or whether it was valuable. He asked me to bring my bag, and I met him in Dorset Square the follow
<lb/>ing day near the post box. He might have handed me the parcel there, but he asked me to go to Baker Street. I knew he took the parcel out of the mail bag. I took it as an honest transaction, know
<lb/>ing the man was working at the post office. He said, "Follow me downstairs," and I took a penny ticket in order to go down. He was near the lavatory, and went in, and I followed him. There was another postman there. I did not think there was anything extra
<lb/>ordinary in it. I had never had any other transaction with Tither
<lb/>adge. A postman would carry his food or anything he had purchased in his mail bag. It would have looked funny for a postman to be turn
<lb/>ing over his mail bag in the street to get a parcel out of it. I went to Davies Street, Oxford Street, to see a customer, and afterwards to Soho Square. I did not say I had found the bag on an omnibus. I had had the bag for some months. Stratford must have misunder
<lb/>stood me I may have denied that I knew Titheradge; I did not know him by name. I only called him "Postman." Stratford's evidence may have been given at the Police Court. I did not give this explana
<lb/>tion before. I was so thunderstruck, I was speechless. I did not give my explanation at the Police Court, because I knew the case was going for trial. I have given it to-day for the first time.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted on February 19, 1907, at Marylebone Police Court, receiving six weeks' hard labour for stealing a contribution box. Three other convictions were proved
<lb/>December 13, 1892, two months for stealing; March 8, 1907, at this Court, twelve months for burglary; and March 6, 1896, Maryle
<lb/>bone, three months as suspected person.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<p>(Tuesday, June 11.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BERNSTEIN</hi>, Alexander (43, merchant)</persName>, who pleaded guilty at the April Sessions (see page 53) of libel, was brought up for judgment.</p>
<p>Mr. Travers Humphreys stated that prisoner had offered to pay the costs of the prosecution, and sentence had been postponed in order that that should be done. The solicitors for the prosecution had deli
<lb/>vered their, bill of costs, amounting to £99. Prisoner had offered to pay £80. Counsel now applied for an order for taxation.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant made the order and postponed sentence till next Sessions.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLIS</hi>, Albert Edward (25, labourer)</persName>, who pleaded guilty at the April Sessions (see page 71) of fraudulent conversion, was brought up for judgment.</p>
<p>It being stated that prisoner had been making regular weekly pay
<lb/>ments for the furniture, he was released on his recognisances in £10 to come up for judgment if called upon.</p>
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<p>Ten previous convictions were proved, with sentences including five years' penal servitude for warehouse breaking at this Court on Novem
<lb/>ber 19, 1900. Prisoner was released from his last conviction on January 14, 1911, and had since been at work for twelve months; otherwise he would have been indicted as a habitual criminal.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">COLLETT</hi>, Fredrick James (22, coster)</persName>
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<p>Mr. Robert Wilkinson prosecuted.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120611-name-46" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-46" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LAW</persName> </hi>, 84, Buckingham Road, Dalston. I have a fruiterer's shop in High Street, Stoke Newington. On May 3, at about 3 p.m., prisoner purchased from me three oranges for 2d. and tendered a 2s. piece in payment. I told him it was bad; he said, "All right, pay it out of this," handing me good money. He then joined another young fellow and went away. I had never seen him before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120611-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120611-name-47" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-47" type="given" value="HELENA"/>HELENA WILFORD</persName> </hi>, daughter of Frank Wilford, newsagent and to
<lb/>bacconist, 9, Manor Parade, Stoke Newington. On May 3, about 4 p.m., prisoner bought a 3d. packet of Wills's cigarettes and ten
<lb/>dered the florin produced. I told him it was bad; he said, "Oh, I am sorry; I did not know it was bad, I must throw it away." He appeared nervous. I called my father into the shop. As my father was trying to shut the door, prisoner ran away and joined another young man across the road. My father ran after prisoner and brought him back.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner said, "Am I not just as liable to get a bad coin as you?"</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19120611-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120611-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-48" type="surname" value="WILFORD"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-48" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK WILFORD</persName> </hi>, father of the last witness, corroborated. Prisoner ran away so fast that we both nearly ran into a motor-ear. He was stopped by people in the street. Law's shop is about two minutes' walk from mine.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-49" type="surname" value="TREVOR"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM TREVOR</hi> </persName>, 416 N. On May 3, at about 4 p.m., Wilford gave prisoner into custody and handed me a florin (produced). He said in the hearing of prisoner that prisoner had been trying to pass a bad 2s. piece. I asked if he knew it was bad. He said, "No, I got it on the 'bus." At the police-station I told</p>
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<p>prisoner that no 'buses ran up Stoke Newington from Kingsland after nine. o'clock in the morning. Prisoner then said he got the florin on the tram when he paid for a penny fare with a half-crown, receiving that 2s. piece and 5 pennies in change. I searched prisoner and found on him 7s. in silver, 3d. in bronze, packet of cigarettes, a bran ring a key, and a tie pin.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19120611-name-50" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-50" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. The coin produced is a bad florin.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement at the police-court: I do not wish to say anything here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120611-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120611-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-51" type="given" value="FREDERICK JAMES"/>FREDERICK JAMES COLLETT</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). On May 3, at Liverpool Street, I got on to a 'bus and travelled to Shoreditch Church for a penny. I then had a drink. I then had a penny ride on the tram when I paid for my penny fare with a half-crown, receiving the florin produced and 5 pennies in change. When I passed it at Wil
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<p>Six previous convictions were proved, including one with a sentence of 15 months' hard labour at the County of London Sessions, on Feb
<lb/>ruary 2, 1911, for snatching a purse.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<interp inst="t19120611-13-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-13-19120611 t19120611-13-punishment-10"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE BANKE</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, June 12.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120611-14-offence-1 t19120611-name-53"/>Ernest Nixey Smith</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Trevers Humphreys and Mr. Bodkin prosecuted; Mr. Curtis Bennett defended.</p>
<p>Mr. Curtis Bennett said that prisoner would plead guilty of man
<lb/>slaughter.</p>
<p>Mr. Travers Humphreys said it was extremely unlikely that the jury would convict of murder, and, if this Lordship approved, the prosecu
<lb/>tion were willing to accept the plea to the lesser offence.</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Banked assented, and
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<p>Mr. Travers Humphreys said that on October 28, 1906, Mr. Smith, who was a public man in the district of Chiswick, where he was greatly respected, was at the Shepherd's Bush Tube Station, and complained to a policeman that prisoner had used an insulting expression towards a woman. Prisoner denied it. The constable told prisoner, who had been drinking, though he was not drunk, to go away. Smith got on a tramcar to go to Chiswick, and prisoner travelled in the same car. When Smith alighted prisoner made a lunge at him with his umbrella, the ferrule of which entered his left temple, penetrating two and three-eight</p>
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<p>inches into the brain, and causing death. Prisoner ran away, and eventually went to Canada and Australia. In the early part of this year he was recognised at Perth, Western Australia, and brought back to England. Prisoner was ordinarily a well-behaved man, but when in drink he became very violent and quarrelsome. There were some minor convictions against him.</p>
<p>Mr. Curtis Bennett stated that on the day in question prisoner had un
<lb/>doubtedly taken more drink than was good for him, and had become incensed against Smith for accusing him without foundation of insult
<lb/>ing behaviour to a woman. Prisoner, admitted, with regret, that he did strike at Smith with his umbrella. When, the next morning, he realised from the newspapers that he had caused the death of the man, he became frightened and left the country. When arrested in Australia lie said to the officer, "I assure you I am quite satisfied with my arrest," meaning that this business had been on his mind all the time, and that he was relieved to get it off his conscience. While in custody at the Brixton Prison he had helped to protect a warder who was attacked by another prisoner.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120611-15-offence-1 t19120611-name-55"/>George Hayes</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. F. C. Whiteley prosecuted; Mr. A. Pennell appeared for prisoner.</p>
<p>The death of Hayes was the outcome of a fight between him and pri
<lb/>soner, both men being in drink. Prisoner had borne a good character.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120611-16-offence-1 t19120611-name-57"/>Florence Yarwood</persName> with intent to murder her.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. W. Blake Odgers prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-58" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE YARWOOD</persName> </hi>. For eight months I lived with prisoner's mother at 50, Cuthbert Road, Walthamstow; during that time I kept company with prisoner. I left his mother on March 21 owing to frequent quarrels with prisoner; he used to drink and say things, and gave me blows now and then, so I went back to my mother. I was never engaged to be married to him. I had some furniture at 50, Cuthbert Road. On April 2 I went there; prisoner was there. After I had packed up some things prisoner locked the door and asked me my intentions; I did not answer. He took a knife from his pocket and stabbed me in the left hand. I asked him what he did it for; he cried, and said he did not know. He asked me to say nothing about his stabbing me, as he would lose his pension. On April 27, when I was living at 4, Louisa Street, Kingsland Road, I saw prisoner in the street; he asked me why I was not at Walthamstow; I told him I had been there that day. I went home and undressed. I heard prisoner outside whistling, and saw him standing at the street door. I went to bed. About two in the morning I was awoke by feeling that I was being stabbed with some sharp instrument in my</p>
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<p>back. My father and mother and brother were sleeping in the same room. I shouted out; prisoner blew out the light; mother brought in a light from another room, and I then saw prisoner lying in front of the table with his throat cut. We were both taken to the hospital.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-59" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHABLES YABWOOD</persName> </hi>, father of last witness, corroborated her story as to the events of the early morning of April 28. The razor (produced) he found in the fender.</p>
<p>
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<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK CHUDLHIGH</hi> </persName>, 324 G. About 3 a.m. on April 28 I was on duty in Kingsland Road when I heard shouts of "Murder" and "Police." I went to 4, Louisa Street. In the top front room I saw prisoner lying on his face on the floor; I turned him over and found a large wound in his throat. I gave first aid and sent for the ambulance and took him to the hospital. There he made a voluntary statement. He said, "I asked her to marry me; she left my mother's (house five weeks ago; I asked her to meet me at Waltham
<lb/>stow to-night; she did not turn up; I came up and saw her in the street; she would not speak to me; I went and got drunk; I came back and let myself in with my own key; I do not know what happened after that. "I cannot say whether prisoner was drunk when I saw him; he was semi-unconscious and covered with blood. He made this statement about 25 minutes after I went to the house.</p>
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<p>Mr. Fox-Davies prosecuted; Mr. Eric Dun-bar defended.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. There was nobody else in Moss's Alley at the time I speak of. At the police court I did say that I heard from the Caseys' door a voice say, "You cannot come upstairs"; that is a mistake. I was talking to my young woman, Fisher, who lives in Moss's Alley. I am sure there was nobody about then, but a lot came out when they heard the screams of "Murder!"</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-68" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA FISHER</persName> </hi> corroborated.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS CARLIN</hi> </persName>, M Division. On May 10, about 2.30 a.m., I was at Southwark Police Station when prisoner was brought in. I told him he would be detained pending inquiries for attempting to murder John Kendall in Moss's Alley. He said "Yes, sir, I am sorry; I hope he is not dead; you must understand that three men and some women set about me last night, and I had to defend myself. "Later that day I told him that I should charge him with attempting to murder Kendall by cutting his throat with a razor. He replied, "Yes, sir, I am very sorry, but I really did not mean to hurt him; it is all through a respectable woman named Lock; she has my papers and things, and I should like her to speak for me. "In reply to the formal charge, he said, "It is all over looking after a respectable woman." The razor produced was handed to me by Police-constable Ludwig.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When prisoner talked of looking after a respect
<lb/>able woman I understood him to refer to Mrs. Lockwood; he mentioned her husband. Moss's Alley is in rather a rough neighbourhood; it is not a very brilliantly lit place, but there would be plenty of light for a person to see from one side to the other.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-70" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KENDALL</persName> </hi>, waterside labourer, 27, Moss's Alley. On May 10, in the early morning, I was indoors when I heard shouts for help. I went out and saw prisoner and Jack Casey shaping up, sparring; I also saw there Mrs. Casey, Mrs. Lockwood, and Mark Casey. I said, "What's the matter, Mark," when prisoner rushed at me and dug me under the chin; I did not see what he had in his hand. He ran away; I started after him, but I had to stop from loss of blood. I was in hospital for eleven days. I had never seen prisoner before.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not see prisoner hit Casey. I am certain there were some women in the alley. I do a bit of boxing; so do my two brothers.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-71" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CASEY</persName> </hi>, 27, Moss's Alley. Mr. and Mrs. Lockwood lodge at our house. On May 10 Mrs. Lockwood came home about 12.30 a.m., accompanied by prisoner. I was standing at our gate; before any
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<p>Cross-examined. I heard mother say to Mrs. Lockwood that pri
<lb/>soner could not come in. It is not the fact that prisoner then turned to go away and someone knocked him down; that when he got up I and another man were sparring with him, and that then Kendall came up behind him. I do a little boxing in my spare time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-72" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR JAMESMCNAIR</persName> </hi>, house surgeon, Guy's Hospital. Kendall was brought in suffering from loss of blood from a long, clean incision, starting behind the left ear and going downwards to the left angle of the jaw, about one and a half inches deep; no important vessels were injured. This may have resulted from a stroke with the razor pro
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-73" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH LOCKWOOD</persName> </hi>. I lodge with my husband at Mrs. Casey's Prisoner has known my husband for some years. On May 9, about 10.30 p.m., prisoner called and asked to see my husband. I told him he was asleep. Prisoner and I went to a public-house, where we stayed till closing time. He walked back with me, as he thought my husband would then be awake. Mrs. Casey opened the door to us. I told pri
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-74" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA CASEY</persName> </hi>. I opened the door; my son was with me. I said to prisoner, "You must not go up there this time of night;" I thought they might disturb my little children. My son opened the door for prisoner and I went to the kitchen. Shortly after I heard a shout of "Police," and on going to the street door I saw Kendall with his throat bleeding. I took him to the hospital. I had been with Mrs. Lockwood and prisoner since about ten that night; I never saw him assaulted by anybody.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When I told prisoner that he must not go upstairs he did not say, "I don't want to go upstairs."</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-77" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HEATLEY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). My possession of the razor is accounted for by the fact that at the common lodginghouse where I live a fellow lodger had the barber's rash, and, to make sure that this man should not use the razor, I carried it about with me in my pocket. On the night of May 9 I had been out with Mr. Lockwood; then I missed him, and went to Moss's Alley to inquire whether he had reached home. I went out with Mrs. Lockwood to a public house. At closing time I thought perhaps people might think there had been something wrong between me and her, so I went back with her to explain to her husband where she had been. Mrs. Lockwood knocked at the door, when out rushed three men and a woman. The woman said, "You are not coming in this place"; I said, "Who wants to come in," and I went to walk away. I was knocked down; then I turned to run out of the court, and they all came in a line at me, women and all; there were then about six or seven men. One was saying," Stick it in him, Mark; stick this chiv in him, Mark," and I saw two knives. I was afraid of the men. It came to my mind that I had the razor, and I thought I could keep them away from me by just showing it, so I pulled it out of my pocket. It must have been in the struggle that this man got hurt. Fisher said to me, "This man's throat is cut"; I said, "I hope it ain't, I will wait here till a constable comes. "It is not true that I tried to run away.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I cannot explain why the witnesses should say that I hit this man.</p>
<p>Verdict, "Guilty of unlawful wounding, but in self-defence."</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Bankes having directed the jury as to the law, they deliberated further, and eventually returned a verdict of "
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<p>Numerous previous convictions were proved, several for assault.</p>
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<p>(Wednesday, June 12.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">COHEN</hi>, Louis (20, stickmaker)</persName>, who pleaded guilty at the Session of October last (see Vol. CLV., page 623) of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin, and was released on his own recognisances, was brought up for judgment, it being proved that he had been convicted on May 6 last of stealing, and sentenced to three months' hard labour.</p>
<p>(Sentence: Four months' hard labour, to date from the first day of these Sessions.</p>
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<p>Mr. Beaumont (Morice prosecuted.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE BEACON</hi> </persName>, 690 K. About 2 p.m. on May 27 in Old Ford Road I told prisoner, who was with two other men, that I should take him into custody for being in possession of counterfeit coin.</p>
<p>He said, "I have no coins," and became very violent; I used my truncheon. He threw these two counterfeit halfcrowns (Exhibit 1) wrapped up separately in tissue paper in the road. I picked them up and took him to the station, where he was searched. In his left-hand trousers pocket I found this counterfeit halfcrown (Exhibit 2) wrapped up. They all are dated 1892. I also found 3 shillings and 6 1/2 d. bronze, good money. When I first got information I was standing outside the "Crown Hotel" at the corner of Grove and Old Ford Roads. I then saw prisoner with these two other men about 30 yards away and I went after them. The other two men ran away. I had received</p>
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<p>this counterfeit halfcrown (Exhibit 3) dated 1892 from the licensee of the "Crown Hotel.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I arrested you on my own responsi
<lb/>bility. At the station you asked for the attendance of the licensee. I received information about 1.50 p.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-100" type="given" value="NELLIE"/>NELLIE VESET</persName> </hi>, barmaid, "Crown Hotel, Old Ford Road. About 2 p.m. on May 27 a man, not the prisoner, who was with some other men, tendered this bad halfcrown (Exhibit 3). I called the attention of the landlady to it and he walked out; I do not think the others left with him.</p>
<p>To prisoner. You were in the house between 11 and 2, but I cannot say whether you were among these men.</p>
<p>Re-examined. He was outside when they came. I could identify the man who tendered the coin, but I do not think I could identify those who were with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-101" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer to H. M. Mint. I have examined these four coins (Exhibits 1, 2, and 3) and find they are all counterfeit and from the same mould.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate. "I plead guilty to having the one coin. I did not know it was bad."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-102" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KELLY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath) stated that when in the "Crown Hotel he met a number of men, with whom he became friendly; that one of them tendered a coin, which he was told was bad; that he took it from this man's hand, whereupon the man walked out of the bar; that he looked round for him and went out himself, whereupon the guv'nor, who had been present, said he would lock him up and he (prisoner) told him he could do so; he walked slowly up the road and the guv'nor started talking to the policeman; that having gone about ten yards up the road he realised he had the bad coin upon him, whereupon he returned determined to see the matter out, thinking he might be "pulled up"; and that on doing so he was arrested.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-27-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>. Three convictions in 1896, 1897, and 1901 (not for coinage offences) were proved. Since his release in February, 1902, prisoner had done casual work as a labourer.</p>
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<p>Mr. Philip B. Petrides prosecuted.</p>
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<p>but as soon as we went in they said to you, "Outside; they did not refuse to serve me as I had had too much. It is not true that when we went from there to the "Waterman's Arms they would not serve me; you all had a drink with Mr. When I came outside I did not say, "I have been robbed, and you did not stop me while the other two men ran away and I followed them. I never said at the station that I did not want to prosecute you.</p>
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<p>To prisoner. I was present when you were charged at the station. I saw you take the money. I ran after you and I saw you put your hand down; you must have dropped something then; I did not say that before the magistrate.</p>
<p>Police-sergeant
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<p>To prisoner. Two boys followed on to the station and told the in
<lb/>spector what they had seen; the other lad did not turn up at the police court, as he had promised. You did not ask me at the station why the boy was not there.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate. "At 5.30 p.m. I was in Pentonville Road. I met the prosecutor the worse for drink. He asked me to drink with him. I refused. He was knocked down by two or three men and robbed...</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<p>me of robbing him and I wanted to go to the station and be searched. When taken to the station nothing was found upon me and the prosecu
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<p>Cross-examined. I did not see anybody robbing him or knock him down; he was standing up all the time; I did not know he had been knocked down; there was such a crowd I could not see anything. When I said at the police court, He was knocked down by two or three men and robbed, I was going by what the prosecutor had said. Bowen and the police officer are telling lies. I stood waiting for the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction of felony at the Newing
<lb/>ton Quarter Sessions on July 24, 1906, in the name of Albert Clark, when he was sentenced to four months' hard labour for larceny. Two previous convictions in the same year were proved. It was stated that since 1906 he had been working, but a fortnight prior to this offence he had gone back to his old companions.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-28-19120611 t19120611-28-punishment-24"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </p>
<p>The Common Serjeant directed that £1 reward should be given to the witness Bowen for his services.</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Hardy prosecuted.</p>
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<p>A conviction in 1907 for indecently assaulting a girl aged seven was proved.</p>
<p>Dr. Dyer stated that prisoner was a degenerate and, to a certain extent, weak-minded, but there were no definite indications of insanity.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120611-30-offence-1 t19120611-name-112"/>George Pettyt</persName> and stealing therein two motor cycles and other articles, his goods;</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120611-30-offence-2 t19120611-name-113"/>George Joseph Johnson</persName> one toilet set and £2 18s. 3d. in money, with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19120611-30-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, a certain order for the payment of £3 10s., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction of felony at the Guildhall on June 4, 1910, in the name of George Smart, when he was sentenced to 12 months' hard labour. The cheque which he had forged he obtained from a book which he had stolen from the warehouse; by this cheque he had succeeded in defrauding Mr. G. J. Johnson. He had voluntarily given himself up. A conviction in 1909 for housebreak
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-30-19120611 t19120611-30-punishment-26"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Horace Fenton prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-117" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM HOWARD</persName> </hi>, shipping agent. Between 2 and 2.30 p.m. on May 11 I was in the "City Arms public-house, Great Tower Street, with a friend, when I suddenly felt a prick behind my right ear. I turned round, and saw prisoner standing about three yards from me with this knife (produced) in his hand. He said, "I have been following you about for a long time, but I have done you in at last. I know him; so far as I know he has no grudge against me. I was taken to the hospital, from where I went to the station.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-118" type="given" value="STEPHEN PATRICK"/>STEPHEN PATRICK COATES</persName> </hi>, shipping agent. Between 2 and 2.30 p.m. May 11 I was standing outside the post-office in Great Tower Street, next door to the "City Arms, talking to two sailors, when I felt a dig below my right ear. I turned round, and saw prisoner walking away. He said, "There is another one. In his hand I saw a knife similar to this (produced). A man held him, and I was taken into a chemist's shop, where I was attended. I was taken to the hospital and from there I went to the station.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I was standing outside the post office, about three yards from the door of the public-house.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-119" type="given" value="FREDERICK GEORGE"/>FREDERICK GEORGE LLOYD</persName> </hi>, outpatient officer at Guy's Hospital. About 2.50 p.m. on May 11, on examining Howard, I found a wound over the right ear, three-quarters of an inch long and three-eights of an inch deep; no vital structures were injured; I stitched it up. On examining Coates I found a wound in precisely the same position, but not quite so deep; no vital structures were damaged; I stitched it up. This knife (produced) could have caused both wounds.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE HENRY DAVIS</hi> </persName>, 197 C. About 2.40 p.m. on May 11 I was on duty in Great Tower Street when I heard a police whistle being blown outside the "City Arms. I ran there, and saw prisoner being held by other persons. I asked him what was the matter, and he said, "I have just stabbed two of them in the neck with that knife; he was referring to the knife I was holding in my hand, which had been given to me by someone in the crowd. He con
<lb/>tinued, "I bought it this morning, and I carried it in my pocket open all day to do the job. I then sent him to the station. After taking prosecutors to the hospital I took them to the station, where prisoner was charged. In reply he said, "I am only sorry I did not carry out the business I intended to do. These men have ruined me. I bought the knife for the purpose. He appeared to be getting over the effects of a lot of drink, but he was not drunk.</p>
<p>To prisoner. I saw you in the morning, but you were not drunk. I do not know anything about you not having been sober for weeks.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-121" type="given" value="ANNE"/>ANNE KINDER</persName> </hi>. I am prisoner's wife. On the night of May 10 he came home very drunk, and he was drunk when he left the house the following morning; in the night all he could talk about was the prose
<lb/>cutors doing him harm in his business. He has never been sober for</p>
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<p>the last 12 months except on Sundays; he tells me that his business really makes him like it.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-122" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILLIS</persName> </hi>, of the Royal Prisoners' Aid Society, stated that pri
<lb/>soner for the past six years had done, in connection with his business, a great deal of good work for the society, but of late had been incensed with Howard in the belief that he had endeavoured to get business away from him.</p>
<p>Dr. Dyer stated that prisoner showed signs of chronic alcoholism, but he could detect no sign of insanity.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-31-19120611 t19120611-31-punishment-27"/>Six months' imprisonment, second division.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BEFORE JUDGE LUMLEY SMITH</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, June 12.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120611-32-offence-1 t19120611-cd-1"/>April 10, 1912</rs>, embezzling £1, and on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120611-32-offence-1 t19120611-cd-2"/>April 26, 1912</rs>, embezzling £1 4s. 1d., respectively received by him for and on account of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120611-32-offence-1 t19120611-name-124"/>William Robert Frederick Avery</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. E. L. Hadfield prosecuted; Mr. C. Weller Kent defended.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19120611-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120611-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-125" type="surname" value="AVERT"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-125" type="given" value="WILLIAM ROBERT FREDERICK"/>WILLIAM ROBERT FREDERICK AVERT</persName> </hi>, embossed seal manufacturer, 88, King's Road, Fulham. Prisoner was first employed by me about the beginning of December last as traveller without salary, but commis
<lb/>sion of 20 per cent He was to sell a stock of Christmas seals. About the first week in January we agreed that he should have £1 a week and 10 per cent. commission on new orders and 5 per cent. on old cus
<lb/>tomers who were already placing orders with me whom he was entitled to call on. The first two months he worked very well and made his reports regularly. After that they became erratic. I wrote him on the subject. He saw me and gave an excuse. I overlooked the matter. In April I asked my secretary to get out a list of people who owed me money. I saw it one morning on my blotting pad. Next day it was missing. The next time I saw it was when prisoner returned it. It has on it a note in his writing, "Omitted to be placed on list forwarded 26/4/12, D. A. Jones, Notting Hill Gate, £1 4s. 1d. deducted for die until delivered 8s. 6d. balance £1 12s. 7 1/2 d. This paper I did not steal, sir. I did not know it was in my possession until some hours after leaving office. Prisoner had no authority to collect the account or to make the deduction. I have not received the money. There was also £1 due from Messrs. Hajiani. Prisoner received that on April 10. The list was returned on April 28 or 29. At that time he was not attending at the office or reporting. I caused inquiries to be made as to what he was doing. On April 27 a detective called at his house but could not find him. On the 28th I received a letter from prisoner saying he enclosed list of accounts he had collected and would be pre
<lb/>pared to hand me cash for same in 48 hours from time of writing. As to his salary of £1, sometimes it was paid to him on Saturdays; some
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<p>he would borrow in advance during the week. Nothing was due to him on account of salary or commission; very much the other way.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. His salary commenced on January 4. I have no salaries or commission book. I only paid salaries to prisoner and the typewriter girl. I keep trading books. I can only prove I paid prisoner salaries by the counterfoils in the cheque book and the record in the cash book. I have not the cash book here. It does not contain any statement of the salaries paid. I had one or two receipts from prisoner in. the beginning. They were only for commission. He was not working all along on commission. I had no knowledge that he was travelling for other firms; he was supposed to give his whole time to me. I never understood that the 20s. or 25s. a week which I gave him was on account of commissions he was earning. The last time I paid him salary was April 13. He used to come to the office pretty well when he liked. He used to come as late as 9.30 p.m. to make his report. When he moved to Uverdale Road he used to come in every morning. It is the last month I am complaining about. He collected money on one previous occasion. When a person offered him money he was not to refuse to take it as long as he paid it to me. I communi
<lb/>cated with the police on April 26 and took out a warrant on the 30th. I reported him because I found the list was missing. It was brought to my notice that it was being used for collecting money from my customers and I thought I was entitled to try and prevent it and T wrote my customers not to pay any collector.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-126" type="given" value="THEODORE"/>THEODORE HAJIANI</persName> </hi>, 98, Jewin Street. On April 10 prisoner called upon me. I paid him an account. He receipted it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner did not ask for the money. I said, "We owe an account to Mr. Avery, we had better pay it."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-127" type="given" value="DOUGLAS"/>DOUGLAS JONES</persName> </hi>, 2, High Street, Netting Hill Gate. I paid prisoner this account on April 26. He called in a very pressing manner and requested the account to be settled. He gave me this receipt. He had a paper on which was a collection of other accounts. I saw the figures, somewhere about £71.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I spoke to Mr. Avery at the police court. He did not ask me if I saw prisoner with a sheet in his hands when he called. He asked if I was satisfied he was the proper man to collect the account. I said yes and that I saw the paper with his other accounts on, otherwise I should not have been so stupid as to pay.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BAKER</hi> </persName>, D. I arrested prisoner on April 30. I told him I held a warrant. I read it. He said, "Yes, I have a perfect answer to it all. Thank God, I have a letter which will prove it all."</p>
<p>(Defence.),</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-129" type="surname" value="BENNS"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-129" type="given" value="WALTER BOWNESS"/>WALTER BOWNESS BENNS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I live at 19, Uverdale Road, S.W. There has never been a word mentioned about salary from the time I met Mr. Avery till this moment with one exception and that was in connection with a statement which Mr. Avery wrote out in reference to forming his business into a company and appointing</p>
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<p>me director. I was to take 10s. a week to bind myself to tha com
<lb/>pany. The amounts that were paid to me from time to time were advances against commission. During the last month I was with Mr. Avery I went to his place of business once a day; previous to that I used to go perhaps twice a week, when and how I pleased. Mr. Avery never treated me as a servant, neither have I ever regarded him as my employer. I am unable to say what my commission might be on orders I got. I called to see the managing director of the District (Railway Company. He said, "I want you to do so und so and I will give you an order for 250, 000." There was no official order. I communicated that to Mr. Avery and told him the one thing to do was to cut a die in accordance with his ideas and they would give an order for 250, 000. It takes a considerable time to execute the order inasmuch as some of the work is done here and some in Germany. I cannot say how much of that order has been executed. I did not ask for the money from Hajiani. I did not know he owed the money. I advised Mr. Avery I had collected it, in accordance with the custom I adopted. I did not have the opportunity of. paying him; I was arrested in the meantime. It was no fault of mine I was not arrested before; it was the detective who was so dilatory in his duty. I was at home and had been during that evening. As to the way in which the list of debts came into my possession, I was in Mr. Avery's private office with him. I went out whilst he sat there. I did not take the list out of his office; it would have, been impossible; he was facing me at the table. I carry a wallet with papers and samples, and turning those over to show some samples I came across this paper, which I had never seen before. I looked down it to see the amounts to be col
<lb/>lected, I was up at Notting Hill Gate, I saw one was there, I went in and asked for it and they gave it to Mr. I could have collected a dozen if I had wanted.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I picked up the list on the 24th. I was arrested on the 30th. I was at Shepherd's Bush, and collected the other amount, seeing it was outstanding since last October or November. Mr. Avery told me he could not collect his moneys, or he would give me a cheque on account of moneys he owed me. I had four days to hand over the money to Mr. Avery, but it was not customary of me to go to the office every day. Mr. Avery had the list on the 28th, showing I had collected Hajiani's £1. I do not know the amount of commission due to me from Mr. Avery. It is impossible for, me to make it up, because I do not know what orders were in hand and partly executed at the time of my arrest. I furnished Mr. Avery with a skeleton, and asked him to. fill in the amount of orders he has done. I took no steps to forward the money to Mr. Avery. He owes me money.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction; other convictions were proved.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SHAW</hi>, William (26, soldier)</persName>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LEVY</hi>, Lionel (19, clerk)</persName>
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<p>Mr. Graham-Campbell prosecuted; Mr. Lort Williams defended.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120611-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120611-name-133" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-133" type="surname" value="HODGSON"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-133" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE HODGSON</persName> </hi>, 7, Gosport Villas, Lee-on-Solent. Mrs. Lissner and Mr. Searle lodged with Mr. They were with me on Whit Monday, June 5, 1911. I saw them several times that day. Mr. Searle was in his pierrot costume. They stayed with me till August 21. They did not sleep away from the house once during that time.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. They were living as man and wife.</p>
<p>(Thursday, June 13.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120611-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120611-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-134" type="surname" value="ANSLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-134" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ANSLEY</persName> </hi>, clerk in the Probate Registry. I produce the original petition filed in the divorce action of Lissner v. Lissner and Searle. There is a rule that the co-respondent has to be cited to appear, and an affidavit sworn by the person serving the citation to the effect that the citation has been served. Exhibit 2 was sworn be
<lb/>fore me on June 15 by someone purporting to be Lionel Lewis. Sub
<lb/>sequently some alterations were made in the affidavit, and it was re
<lb/>sworn on June 20, 1911. I do not recognise defendant as the person who swore the affidavit.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120611-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120611-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-135" type="surname" value="RUSSELL"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-135" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RUSSELL</persName> </hi>, treasury clerk, Coliseum Music Hall. Defendant is employed at the Coliseum as cashier in the balcony pay-box. I have seen him write, but only in pencil. Exhibit 4 appears to be in defendant's writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120611-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120611-name-136" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-136" type="surname" value="LISSNER"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-136" type="given" value="LILIAN ADELAIDE"/>LILIAN ADELAIDE LISSNER</persName> </hi>, 71, Fen wick Road, Peckham. I was re
<lb/>spondent in the divorce case of Lissner v. Lissner and Searle. When I left my husband I went to Eastbourne. I joined Mr. Searle there. He is professionally known as Harry Sinclair. The first address I went to at Eastbourne was 8, Hyde Road. I was there three or four weeks. I then went to 61, Langley Road. Mr. Searle went with me. We left there on May 13 for. Brighton. We were only there a few hours. We then went to Lee-on-Solent. We stayed there at 9, Gosport Villas' a few days only. We then went to No. 7, Miss Hodgson's. From the time I went to Lee-on-Solent till August I did not leave Lee-on
<lb/>Solent at all. On Whit-Monday, 1911, Mr. Searle was with a concert party. I visited the show once or twice that day. I was with him all the time. I first heard of divorce proceedings against me in January last, when a representative of the King's Proctor called upon me. No divorce papers have ever been served upon me. I know no one of the name of Lionel Lewis. I never saw defendant before I saw him at the police court.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. My husband came to see me at Hyde Road, East
<lb/>bourne, in March, 1911. He came with another gentleman whose name I do not know. He wanted me to go back. I said I would think it over. I think I wrote next day refusing to go back. I did not know he was going to take divorce proceedings. He said at first</p>
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<p>he would and then he would not. Prisoner had no knowledge of me or Searle. I did not know until this trial that he was related to Lissner.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19120611-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120611-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-137" type="surname" value="SEARLE"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-137" type="given" value="PERCY LINDLEY"/>PERCY LINDLEY SEARLE</persName> </hi> corroborated last witness.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19120611-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120611-name-138" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-138" type="surname" value="VINESS"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-138" type="given" value="AGNES MARY"/>AGNES MARY VINESS</persName> </hi>, 61, Langley Road, Eastbourne. I let apart
<lb/>ments. I know Mrs. Lissner and Mr. Searle as Mr. and Mrs. Searle. They lodged with me from March 11 till May 13, 1911. I have not seen either of them since they left. They were not at my house on June 5, 1911. Two gentlemen called at my house on Whit Monday, 1911, one was defendant. He asked whether anyone lived there named Sinclair. I said, "No, not at present; do you mean Searles?' He said probably they would be the same people. Then he beckoned to the other man to come up the steps. The other man said, "I am the husband of Mrs. Searle The defendant then said, "I wish to see them; I want to serve these papers on them" I said, "They are not here; they have gone a week or two. The husband asked if I knew their address;" I said, "No, they told me they were touring round and would probably go to Manchester." The husband said they were still in the town and did not seem to believe me. They did not leave any papers at my house. I did not see them give papers to any man or woman that day.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19120611-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120611-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-139" type="surname" value="WATSON"/>
<interp inst="t19120611-name-139" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP WATSON</persName> </hi>, music-hall artist, Lee-on-Solent. My mother and I run a concert party. Mr. Searle went down there with me on May 13. On Whit Monday Mr. Searle took part in all the perform
<lb/>ances.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER HAMBROOK</hi> </persName>, New Scotland Yard. On May 31 last, at the Coliseum, I served defendant with a copy of the summons (Exhibit 3), which charges him with committing perjury. I told him who I was and read the summons. He replied, "I served the papers on two people pointed out to me by Mr. Lissner. I served them last Whit Monday. I served them at a house he took me to in Langley Road, Eastbourne; it was on the left-hand side going down. I shall know where it was when I see my pocket-book; I have the notes in there, if I can find the book. "I then read the statement over and he said, "This statement is true as far as I remember, but it is a long time ago" He told me he had been a solicitor's clerk, about 12 months ago I think he said, since he left school.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-141" type="given" value="LIONEL"/>LIONEL LEVY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). 25, Graham Road, Dalston. My father has traded under the name of Lewis for 25 or 30 years in the City of London. I have been employed in a solicitor's office. I was in the employ of the Commercial Advance Company, New Bond-Street, when the affidavit was sworn. Mr. Lissner is the son of my uncle's second wife. Until 12 months ago I had never seen him. I had not seen Mrs. Lissner in my life until at the police court, or had any communication with her. I heard from Lissner that he wanted to take divorce proceedings against his wife. I went with him to East
<lb/>bourne on Whit Monday, 1911. He gave me the citations for Mrs.</p>
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<p>Lissner and Harry Sinclair to serve upon them. A Mr. Woolf went with me. I first went to Hyde Road, then to 61, Langley Road. Lissner went with me; Woolf stayed at the corner. I got dismissed. Just a few steps from the coor, near the gate, Lissner said, "There they are, there is Sinclair; serve him. He pointed to those people and I served them. They were about a yard from the gate. I first asked if their name was Sinclair. I got no answer. Then I read over the paper to them and handed each of them a paper. They did not refuse them or throw them down, or deny their name was Sinclair. I returned home at the end of the day. I got no payment. I went for the day's holiday really. The people I served were very similar to Sinclair and Mrs. Lissner, but the woman had lighter hair. I have tried to find Lissner. He is not at his place of business. He has sold his business. I have advertised for him. I have never been in any trouble before.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The whole of the affidavit except the alterations is in my writing. Miss Viness told me that Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair had left her house. She did not say they had gone to Manchester. Lissner appeared to expect to find his wife and Sinclair there. I said at the police court, and still say, that I do not think they were the people I served the papers upon. I served them because the husband said they were the people, and I believed him. They knew they were documents from the Divorce Court. I do not know that it is remarkable they should have expressed no surprise.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE BANKES</hi>.</p>
<p>(Thursday, June 13.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120611-35-offence-2 t19120611-name-146"/>Harry. Silvester</persName>, with intent to murder him.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Bodkin, Mr. Graham-Campbell, and Mr. Roome prosecuted.</p>
<p>Jenkins and Bennett were first tried on the indictment for felony.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">HAROLD HAWKINS</hi>, 53 H, proved a plan for use in the case.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-147" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY SILVESTER</persName> </hi>, newspaper seller, Squirries Street, Bethnal Green. Of the prisoners I only know Jenkins. On April 20 I was at the Empire Music Hall, Shoreditch; Jenkins was there; he picked a quarrel with me; I said I would not have anything to say to him; he said, "All right, I will get my own back"; I said, "Go away, you are drunk." On April 27 I was at the Empire with my young woman, Kate Wilkins. Wilkins said to me "There are some fellows seem to</p>
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<p>be watching you." I turned and saw about a dozen at the bar; I did not know them. Wilkins and I left about 11.15. In Church Street I noticed a lot of lads following us; Jenkins was one. Outside No. 19 they came up and surrounded Mr. One man tried to hit me with what seemed a bar of iron; I tried to hit him back. Jenkins hollowed out, "Shoot, boys." I am almost sure he had something in his hand; there was then nobody between me and him. About five or six shots were fired. I cannot say for sure whether Jenkins fired at me. The girl Wilkins had become frightened, and had left me. I fell down and lost consciousness for a time; when I got up all the men had disappeared. On that night I had no pistol with me or any glass or any weapon.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Jenkins. It is not true that I was with a lot of my own "boys." or the Abbey Street "boys."</p>
<p>To Bennett. I have never seen you before.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-148" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE WILKINS</persName> </hi> said that she was with Silvester; a lot of men sur
<lb/>rounded them, and that she ran away home; she heard shots; she did not recognise any of the men.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLARK</persName> </hi>. On April 27 I was in the Empire with Craig. I do not know Silvester. I saw Bennett with other men; I did not see Jenkins. On leaving I went down Church Street; there were a lot of lads and girls going down there; I saw Jenkins there. I heard re
<lb/>volver shots.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120611-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120611-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-150" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CRAIG</persName> </hi>. I was in the Empire with Clark. I saw Jenkins and Bennett there. On leaving I noticed a group of boys in Church Street, and there heard revolver shots.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-151" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES APPLEBY</persName> </hi>. I had been to the Empire on this night. Going home, in Church Street, I heard four or five shots; I heard Jenkins say "Shoot him." There were a lot of people about.</p>
<p>To Bennett. I did not see you.</p>
<p>Detective
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN STEVENS</hi> </persName>, H Division. On April 27, about 11.20 p.m., I was in Church Street, When I saw a lot of lads together; there seemed to be a general street fight going on. Outside Nos. 19 and 20 there were about 20 lads, apparently trying to get at someone in the centre of the group. As I was walking hurriedly towards them I heard five revolver shots, and the men broke away. I then saw Silvester fall. Seven of the men ran down Charles Street; I think one of the men (I cannot say which) had a revolver in his hand; Barker and Tompkins were two of the seven. I heard five shots in all. I followed the seven men down several turnings. Eventually I and Police-constable Coleman captured Barker and Tompkins; also a third man, who got away. Behind a fence in Church Street I found this re
<lb/>volver (produced); I should think that three shots had been recently fired from it; I handed it to Mr. Churchill. On April 30 I saw Jenkins detained at the station. Knowing his father, I said to him, "Your father will be surprised when he hears of this." He said, "Yes; I admit I was there; I was there with a straight kid, young Tompkins, and Barker, who you have got in."</p>
<p>Dr.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PERCY JOHN CLARK</hi> </persName>, divisional surgeon, described the injuries inflicted on Silvester. There was a bullet wound in the fleshy part of the right arm.</p>
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<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR COLEMAN</hi>, 97 H, corroborated the evidence of Stevens.</p>
<p>Detective
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BROGDEN</hi> </persName>, H Division. On April 29 I saw Jenkins in Hackney Road, and told him I should arrest him for shoot
<lb/>ing at Silvester with intent to murder. He said, "Not me, sir. I was in the 'London' with Morrison and Monkey Shaw on Saturday night, and I was also with Bennett. I saw Silvester there. A week last Saturday night I saw him in the "London," and he threatened to punch me in the jaw; not wanting any row I went out of the hall. Going down Church Street I saw Silvester again, with Bennett and a lot more. Silvester said to me, 'Are you following me?' I said, 'I don't know.' With that he took a glass out of his pocket and hit me behind the ear with it; I have the scar now. We then started rowing; some shots were fired, but I had not a revolver; I have never had one. He did have a slight recent scar; I do not think it could have been caused by a hit with a glass.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<persName id="t19120611-name-155" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK GOODING</hi> </persName>, H Division. On April 30 I went with other officers to Bennett's house and arrested him. On telling him the charge, he said, "I was at home that night." His mother said, "Yes, I can prove that." Bennett said, "Shut up, mother." On the way to the station he said, "I was at the" London' on Satur
<lb/>day night. Silvester and his mob had glasses and shooters. I did not shoot him, but I know who did it; if you let me out on bail I will tell you who did it; there was only four shots fired. "About 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 28, I examined the walls in Church Street round about No. 21 and found bullet marks; I saw no traces of broken glass on the ground.</p>
<p>Bennett said that the witness was lying in saying that he offered if let out on bail to tell who fired tie shots; he did not think he was going to be locked up.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-156" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CHURCHILL</persName> </hi>, gunmaker, Agar Street, W.C., gave a descrip
<lb/>tion of the revolver produced.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statements before the magistrate: Jenkins: "I do not want to say anything; Bennett: "About five o'clock on that Satur
<lb/>day afternoon I was in my yard boxing with another chap. We went together to the 'London'; I left with him; we parted out
<lb/>side; after having some supper at a shop opposite I was going home down Church Street; I heard some reports of revolvers. I went straight home; I was in no riot at all."</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Bankes held that there was no evidence against Bennett, and on his Lordship's direction the jury returned a verdict of
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<p>Jenkins, called on for his defence, said he did not wish to say anything.</p>
<p>Verdict (Jenkins),
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<interp inst="t19120611-35-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty of shooting at Silvester with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>The four prisoners were then tried upon the indictment for rioting. (The same jury were empanelled, Bennett being first asked if he had any objection, and saying that he had not.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-157" type="given" value="HARRY SILVESTER, KATE"/>HARRY SILVESTER, KATE WILKINS</persName> </hi>, and
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<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-158" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CRAIG</persName> </hi>, a sawyer's labourer, said that he saw in he Empire Silvester, Jenkins, Bennett, Wilkins, and Barker. In Church Street he saw a gang of about 20 or 25 boys. Barker was there, walking by himself; he was not with the mob when shots were fired.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-159" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES APPLESY</persName> </hi>, a plate worker, said that he saw the mob in Church Street, and heard Jenkins say "Shoot him," but this was after the shots had been fired.</p>
<p>Detective
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN STEVENS</hi> </persName> repeated his evidence, and added: When I arrested Barker he said, "What is this for?" I said, "There have been some shots fired in Church Street, and you must come to the station." He said, "I was there; I did not know they was going to use revolvers." Tompkins said, "I am sorry I was there after that; they have led me into something." At the station I asked Silvester in the presence of Barker and Tompkins whether he recognised the men. He said, "No, I do not know them; I do not know that I have ever seen them before in my life." He declined to charge any of the men, saying that he wanted to go home and have no more to do with it.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR COLEMAN</hi> </persName>, Detective
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BROGDEN</hi> </persName>, and Sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK GOODING</hi> </persName> repeated their evidence.</p>
<p>The statements before the magistrate of Jenkins and Bennett were re
<lb/>peated. Tompkins said he had nothing to say. Barker said: "After I came out of the 'London' I went through Church Street; I met a boy in. Bethnal Green Road; he asked me to go home with him, and he would sell me a coat; after walking with him a little way he ran away; as I was standing there the officer came up and caught me."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-164" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JENKINS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath), denied that he was in Church Street with Bennett; he had never been in his company.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I saw Bennett at the Empire, but did not speak to him. I was there with Tompkins, Shaw and Morrison; I did not see Barker that night. I had no quarrel with Silvester. (Prisoner adhered to the statement he made to Brogden as to being attacked by Silvester with a glass.)</p>
<p>Bennett and Barker said that they did not want to say anything.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-165" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TOMPKINS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath), said that he was with Bennett, and was also struck with a glass by Silvester.</p>
<p>Verdict: Jenkins and Bennett,
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<p>Mr. Bodkin informed the Court that this prosecution had been undertaken by the Director of Public Prosecutions because of the serious state of things latterly existing in the East-end of London.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-166" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WENSLEY</persName> </hi>, Chief Inspector at Leman Street, Whitechapel, said that during the last nine months there had been five oases of use of revolvers in this district. The police had the greatest difficulty in obtaining evidence, as various gangs of lads had become a terror to the neighbourhood. Jenkins bore a good reputation generally.</p>
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<p>Bennett was the leader of one gang of lads, and had been seen in the streets with a revolver.</p>
<p>Sentences: Bennett,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-35-19120611 t19120611-35-punishment-30"/>Two years' detention in a Borstal institution</rs>; Jenkins
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<p>(Thursday, June 13.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. H. Harvard Pierson prosecuted; Mr. Purcell and Mr. Tully
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<p>Cross-examined. I do not remember ever seeing the prisoner. It would be highly improbable that I should hand him my watch to take care of. I do not often lose my memory. I remember I took the 10.45 p.m. train home.</p>
<p>Detective
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER EXELL</hi> </persName>, City. About 8.30 p.m. on May 22 I was on duty in Moorgate Street when I saw prisoner loitering near the City and South London Railway Station; I kept observation on him. Pro
<lb/>secutor was standing at the corner of Short Street. Prisoner passed and repassed him three times. I was 40 or 50 yards away. Prisoner then spoke to prosecutor, and after speaking a little while they went to gether into Hermann's Restaurant, in London Wall. I noticed pro
<lb/>secutor was wearing a gold watch and chain. Five. minutes after
<lb/>wards they both came out; prisoner ran away in the direction of Moor
<lb/>fields, looked in the saloon bar of the "Castle" public-house, and went on again. I gave certain instructions to Police-constable Wortley. I then spoke to prosecutor, who was standing at the corner of London Wall and Moorgate Street. I asked him if he had lost any
<lb/>thing. He said "No." I said, "Where is your watch and chain?" He said, "He has done me for my watch and chain." I told him to wait there, and went to Police-constable Wortley. Pro
<lb/>secutor appeared to be the worse for drink. Police-constable Wortley made a certain communication to me, in consequence of which we went in a tax-cab in the direction of the "Angel." About 400 yards from the "Angel" we saw a taxi-cab pulling into a side street. In consequence of what the driver told me, I went into the saloon bar of the "Maccles
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<p>three or four other men. I caught hold of prisoner's left arm, and noticed he had watch (produced) in his hand. Police-constable Wortley took the watch from him. I told prisoner I was a police officer, and he must accompany me to Moor Lane Police Station on a charge of stealing the watch and chain. He made no reply. At the police station he gave up the chain, and said the gentleman had given it him to mind, and he was to meet him at the "99" public-house in the morning.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prosecutor did not look like a man suffering from loss of memory; he walked quite steadily; I would not say he was hope
<lb/>lessly drunk; he was quite sensible. Prisoner did not shake hands with prosecutor before he left him. I should say prisoner ran at about the rate of six miles an hour. Prisoner seemed greatly surprised when I spoke to him; he made no resistance.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-171" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD NEWSON</persName> </hi> (prisoner on oath). I am a parse and bag maker At 8.30 p.m. on May 22 I saw prosecutor at the Moorgate Street Tube Station; he was very drunk indeed. We went into Hermann's Restau
<lb/>rant together. I tried to persuade horn to have Bovril, as he was drunk. He refused, and we had three Scotches each. He told me he lived at Ilford. I said, "Why. do not you take that valuable watch and chain off and put it in your pocket?" I knew it was a valuable watch because he had taken it out in the public-house. He then took the watch and chain off, and said, "You mind it for me till to-morrow morning." I said, "Yes." He was a perfect stranger to me; I did not mind obliging him. He asked my name and I gave it him. I put the watch in my pocket and he told me to meet him at the "99" public-house in Moorgate Street at 1 p.m. next day. Six minutes after we entered the public-house I shook hands and left him outside the public-house. I then walked across to another public-house, and had a drink. 1 did not run. I then took a taxi to the "Macclesfield" public-house, where I had a Scotch whiskey. I had been there 20 minutet when the police came. I had the watch in my hand; I was looking to see the time. I explained at the station that it had been given to me to mind.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prosecutor spoke to me first; he asked me to have a drink. It is untrue that I passed and repassed prosecutor three times. I refused to tell the police my address because I did not want my wife to be shown up. I usually go home in a taxi-cab. I was not at work that day. I was at work the day before. I earn from 30s. to 35s. a week. I do not usually take taxi-cabs to go from one public-house to another. I did not take a tram because my feet were sere. My feet would not be any more sore in a tramcar then in a taxi-cab.</p>
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<p>Nine previous convictions for similar offences were proved.</p>
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<p>Mr. Ernest Walsh prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-175" type="given" value="DAVID JOHN"/>DAVID JOHN PRICE</persName> </hi>, 305, East India Dock Road, motor-bus driver. At 12.45 a.m. on May 15 I was walking with a woman down Duval Street, Commercial Road, when the prisoners came up behind Mr. I was not sober or drunk; I had been drinking. Crawley took me by the throat and gave me several blows as hard as he could on the back of my neck, while Bailey turned out my right-hand side pocket. The woman went into a lodging-house. The police came up and prisoners were arrested. I had £2 13s. 3d. in different pockets; I lost none of it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Crawley. I am sure it was you who struck me. When I got out of your hands I went into a lodging-house; a police officer brought me to the police station. He did not tell me to pick out a man with a green handkerchief. I was not drinking with the two police officers before they arrested you.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Bailey. I do not think I told the inspector at the police station that I did not think you were one of them.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER CHINNOCK</hi> </persName>, 215 S Division. On May 15, at 12.20 a.m., I was standing in a doorway in Duval Street with Police-constable Wilson, when I saw prosecutor, somewhat the worse for drink, walking with a woman. When he was about 10 yards from me prisoners, in company with four or five other men, surrounded him. Crawley caught hold of prosecutor and deal him several blows on the right side of the face with his fist. Bailey put his hand in prisoner's right-hand pocket. I ran up and arrested Crawley, when he was on prosecutor's back. I knew him before. He was very violent and struck me; it took four officers to get him to the station. When charged Crawley said, "All right, you are waxing it up nicely for me." As I arrested Crawley, Bailey ran away to a lodging-house, but was arrested by Wilson. He was also violent. Both prisoners had been drinking.</p>
<p>To Crawley. I did not knock you down.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM WILSON</hi> </persName>, 440 H Division, corroborated Bailey ran a few yards away to a lodging-house, but I arrested him there and then. At the station he said, "I suppose I shall have to give in to you. You have backed a winner."</p>
<p>To Bailey. I ran after you for 30 yards. I did not see you having a fight down the road. Your nose was cut when you got to the station; I do not know how that happened. When I arrested you said, "What are you locking me up for? You did not say, "You ought to lock up those two men down there for knocking me about." When I arrested you were going into the lodging-house.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-178" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL CRAWLEY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I was crossing the road to go to the lodging-house where I live when Police-constable Chinnock struck me in the face, knocking me down. He then put his knee on</p>
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<p>my chest and blew his whistle. Another constable came up and struck me in the mouth, breaking my teeth. I said, "What is this for?" He said, "Come and I will rail you. "I was then taken to the police station and kept in the dock for three-quarters of an hour with my face bleeding. He then said, "You are charged with robbing this man." I said, "I do not know the man. He said, "Weil, you are charged with trying to rob him if you did not rob him." I did not see prosecutor at all.</p>
<p>'Cross-examined. The police officer told Price to pick out a man with a green handkerchief on. I had a green handkerchief on. I did not tell this story to the magistrate 'because I had no time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-179" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BAILEY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On the night in question I was in Duval Street, when I happened to knock up against some man who was a perfect stranger to me. I had had a few drinks and I said a few words to him, and we got fighting. together. Another man then came up and started punching me, gave me two black eyes, and injured my nose. I ran away. I surmise the constable, seeing me running away, arrested me as being concerned with these men. I said to Police-constable Wilson, "What are you locking me up fort You ought to lock-up those men who have been assaulting me." He chucked me to the floor. I may have been violent. When I got to the police station the divisional surgeon put two stitches in my nose, which was fractured. I do not know Crawley at all. I think the police have made a great mistake. I am a respectable man; I work in the docks when I can, and when there is no work there I work as a shoeblack in Commercial road.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was once fined 5s. for being drunk. I did not say to the officer, "You have backed a winner"; the constables did not assault me at all.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<p>Crawley confessed to having been convicted at this court on June 22, 1909, receiving two years' hard labour for robbery and assault, after eight previous convictions. He was stated to be a very dangerous man.</p>
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<p>A further indictment against Crawley for assaulting Chinnock was not proceeded with.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120611-38-offence-1 t19120611-name-182"/>Samuel Baron</persName>, with intent to rob him of his goods, moneys, and chattels.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Thomas Landers prosecuted; Mr. Purcell and Mr. Tully-Christie defended Baynard.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-183" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BARON</persName> </hi>, 69, St. George's Street, hairdresser. On May 24, at about 12.30 p.m., I was coming down Commercial Road into Cable Street, when four men sprang upon me and surrounded me. A man not in custody struck me on the back of my head so violently that I still feel the pain from it. Holland took me by the throat, while</p>
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<p>Baynard got hold of my watch chain and tried to rifle my pockets. I was stunned for the minute, and then they all suddenly left me because people began to come up. I blew a whistle and the police brought the prisoners back; I at once recognised them. They were taken to the police station and charged.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had been five years in London; I can speak very little English. I have known Baynard a few weeks. He has come two or three times to my shop. Near me a rival barber has put up a shop; I do not know whether Baynard and some of his friends have patronised the rival barber. When I meet him I do not say unkind things to him; I have never said to him, "I will give you a lesson for taking my customers away." This happened at midday in a busy thoroughfare. I have seen a Mr. Bluston once; I did not see him when this assault occurred. He told me to leave the boys alone because Baynard's father was a particular friend of his. It is not true that the prisoners were on one side of the road and I on the other and that we never met. I was not abusing them. (To the Judge.) Hol
<lb/>land is also one of my customers; I have not seen him go into the rival barber's.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The assault took place in the middle of the road. Once one of the prisoners, with some other young men, came in and asked for a hair cut and a shave on credit. I refused. They began to kick the door and I had to threaten to send for a policeman to make them go away.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-184" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WOLFF</persName> </hi>, 43, Bowen Street, Whitechapel. I am 14 years old. On May 24, at about midday, I was at the corner of Cannon Street Road, when I saw the prisoners and two other boys surround prosecutor. Holland took him by the neck; Baynard put his hands in Baron's pockets. He did not do anything else. Prosecutor screamed and all four ran away into Commercial Road. I ran after them. A detective brought back the two prisoners.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The four boys surrounded prosecutor on the pave
<lb/>ment; it would not be right to say they surrounded him in the middle of the road. Before the assault the boys and prosecutor were on opposite sides of the road. They were not shouting at one another. The boys crossed over to attack prosecutor. One of them took hold of prosecutor's chain; that was neither of the prisoners. Annie Waxman is a friend of my sister; she was not there.</p>
<p>Holland, when asked if he had any questions to ask the witness, replied, "It is all lies; that is all I can say."</p>
<p>Detective
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<hi rend="smallCaps">DAVID CHRISTOPHER</hi> </persName>. On May 24, at about midday, I was in Commercial Road, when I saw the two prisoners and another man running from Cannon Street Road towards me. On seeing me they started walking towards Aldgate. In consequence of what a little boy told me I got on a tram, overtook the prisoners, and caught hold of them. I told them I was a police officer and should take them back. Baynard said, "What for? You have made a bloomer, we never got it." Holland said, "This is only because we were run
<lb/>ning. "I took them back to prosecutor, who immediatelv said, "That is the two men that tried to rob me." He was bleeding from the</p>
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<p>mouth. At the police station, when Wolff was telling the inspector what he had seen, Holland said, "He never came along until after
<lb/>wards."</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-186" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi>, ship's fireman, deposed to seeing prisoners running.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-187" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP BAYNARD</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I live at 39, Denmark Street, St. George's-in-the-East, and am a tailor. I work with my father, who is a tailor, and with Mr. Elusion. I have known prosecutor for twelve months; and have been a customer of his for six months. Five weeks ago he refused me credit, so I went to a rival barber. Since then he has said, "I will give it you for going to a new barber," and has called us thieves, and names I should not like to repeat. On May 24 I was walking with some friends down Cannon Street Road, when we saw him on the opposite side of the road. He was looking at us; we said, "What are you looking at us for." He then began to insult us. He then blew his whistle, and as there were a lot of people about we trotted away. When we got into Commercial Road we were arrested. We never touched him at all; we were never on the same side of the road.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. My idea is that prosecutor has bribed the boy Wolff to say what he has. Prosecutor once threatened to cut my throat. Bluston was standing outside his shop and saw it all.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-188" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BLUSTON</persName> </hi>, 45, Cannon Street Road, trimming dealer. On May 24 at about 12.30 p.m. I was standing at the door of my shop, when I saw four "boys, two of whom are the prisoners, walking along on my side of the road; prosecutor came down the opposite side" of the road. The two parties began calling out to one another. Prosecutor came across the road towards me, took out his whistle and started blow
<lb/>ing it. The boys then went up Cable Street with prosecutor after them. The boys never touched prosecutor; they were on the opposite sides of the road. (To the Judge.) I have been 12 or 14 years in this country; I have had my shop for six years.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-189" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON GOLDWATBR</persName> </hi>, 142, St. George's Street East, master tailor, corroborated. I have been nine years in England; I have been living at my present address over nine years.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Detective Christopher took a statement from me. I told him the same story as I have told now. I did not tell him that I was afraid to give evidence.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-190" type="given" value="GOLDER"/>GOLDER HARRIS</persName> </hi> (wife of Cohen Harris), 18, Cannon Street Road, bootmaker, and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ANNIE WAXMAN</hi> </persName>, 33, St. George's Street, tailoress corroborated.</p>
<p>(Friday, June 14.)</p>
<p>Mr. Landers proposed to recall Defective Christopher with regard to Certain statements which Solomon Goldwater made to him.</p>
<p>The Recorder. I do not think you can do that now; if necessary you can prosecute him for perjury.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-192" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HOLLAND</persName> </hi> (mother of the prisoner Holland) stated that Holland was a hardworking lad, who contributed to her support.</p>
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<lb/>tive says is lies, that is all I can say. All the words that were said were: I says to him, "What have you got us for?" He said, "Come back to Planet Street; I do not know what is the matter. "That is all the words tins detective said to us.</p>
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<p>Mr. Huntly Jenkins prosecuted; Mr. Valetta defended.</p>
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<lb/>chester. On the morning of May 1 I arrived from Antwerp and went to Tollard's Hotel, Southampton Row, from Liverpool Street; that is my usual custom. I then go to Hatton Garden. About 9.25 a.m. I left the hotel for that purpose, having in my right inside breast-pocket this wallet, containing diamonds and coloured stones to the value of about £3,500. At the corner of Holborn I got on the footboard of an omnibus, when I saw prisoner facing me by the door with his hands holding the sides. I was being pushed behind by, as far as I could tell, about three men. I said to prisoner, "Why don't you go inside and let me go in," and he said, "I don't want to go inside; I want to go outside. "Feeling a push I said the same thing to prisoner, and he replied in the same way. I said, "What are you up to?" I felt at the moment my wallet coming out of my pocket; I was not able to move as I was pushed in the corner. I did not see the hand going in but I saw prisoner's hand containing the wallet coming out of my pocket. He jumped off. I shouted, "I have been robbed," and tried to get off, but I was prevented by the men who had been pushing me. Pri
<lb/>soner walked quickly towards the City. After I began to shout the other men ran away and I was able to follow him; prisoner was now about seven yards away. I ran after him and saw him hand the wallet to another man, who ran away. I followed this man. He tried to cross the road but he was stopped by the traffic. Prisoner, who followed me, knocked me in my back with his body and I fell in the gutter. He held me down. Whilst on the ground I saw the other man throw the wallet down in the road as he could not cross; I was then about 10 yards from it. Prisoner got up and ran and picked it; he had</p>
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<p>been lying on the top of me. I run after him and I followed him running eastwards with the wallet in his hand. Somebody confronted him and he turned back towards me. I snatched the wallet from his hand. He said, "Here is your b wallet," and in Yiddish he said, "Go away. You have got your stuff; let me go"; this was just before the police arrived. We were surrounded by a crowd. I think I have seen him in Hat ton Garden before. When I was remon
<lb/>strating with him on the bus he tried to hide his face by turning his head sideways.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not see him get on the bus before me; there were about eight or ten men round the bus, all crushing to get in. This was at the usual stopping place at the corner of Kings
<lb/>way, I am quite certain prisoner is the man I saw on the 'bus. When he handed the wallet to somebody else I had got past the bonnet of the 'bus. I lost sight of him when my eye was on the other man. When I was chasing the other man prisoner kept in my way in front of me. The man threw the wallet down near a bus going westwards. Prisoner when running towards the City, after having picked the wallet up, did not get very far; he was confronted by two men. When the police
<lb/>man came I believe I told him that prisoner was the man who had robbed me; I was very excited. I said, "This is the man who knocked me down" I may have said both; I said a lot of things. After prisoner explained to the policeman the policeman asked him for his name and address. I did not listen to what prisoner said. I cannot say whether this was before I said prisoner had robbed me of my wallet and knocked me down, because for the moment I could not speak. I did not say to prisoner, "I believe you are one of the confederates. "I did not hear anybody say that he was not the man. Prisoner deliberately knocked me down. I was excited but not con
<lb/>fused.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-199" type="given" value="GEORGE THOMAS"/>GEORGE THOMAS JARVIS</persName> </hi>, porter, 43, Mitford Road, Holloway. At about 9.30 a.m., on May 1, I was in Holborn, near the Inns of Court Hotel, when I saw just opposite there prisoner and prosecutor strug
<lb/>gling on the pavement, the prosecutor was underneath and prisoner seemed to be holding him down. I saw a man running; he threw a wallet in the centre of the road to about 10 yards from where the men were struggling. Prisoner got up, walked to the wallet, and picked it up. He then tried to make his way Cityward; he was walking away from prosecutor. I held him with Evans until a constable arrived. Prosecutor came up while were doing this and took the wallet from him. Prisoner said, "Take yer bwallet. It is quite a mistake."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner seemed to hold prosecutor down by lying on top of him; his weight prevented prosecutor getting up. It was not the bus driver who picked the wallet up; I swear it was prisgaer. Prisoner walked about two steps Citywards when I stopped him; I believed he was making towards the City. I did not say at the police court, "I gripped him before he had any chance of making any step at all," if I did it was a mistake. I did not hear him say anything in any foreign tongue to the prosecutor. He was bleeding at the chin.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-200" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES EVANS</persName> </hi>, caretaker and electrician. About 9.30 p.m. on May 1 I was following the last witness by a bus near the Inns of Court Hotel, when I saw prosecutor on top of prisoner, as if they were struggling for something. Prisoner got up and went towards the middle of the road, picked up a wallet, and went to make off with it. Jarvis caught hold of his arm and I got hold of the other arm. He had the wallet in his hand. Prosecutor came and prisoner handed it to him, saying, "There's your b—wallet. Take it. It is quite a mistake. "A policeman came up, but I did not hear what was said.</p>
<p>"Cross-examined. When he picked the wallet up he went City way. If I said at Bow Street "After he picked it up he started to run away with it, going towards Southampton Row," it was a mistake. I heard prisoner offer to go to the police station. I did not hear what prosecu
<lb/>tor said to the policeman.</p>
<p>Re-examined. When we stopped him he turned round West way and was confronted by the prosecutor.</p>
<p>Police-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN BROWNING</hi> </persName>, E Division. About 9.30 a.m. on May 11 was on duty near the Inns of Court Hotel when I saw prosecu
<lb/>tor standing in front of prisoner, who had Jarvis and Evans standing close to him on each side. Prosecutor said, "This is the man who knocked me down. "Prisoner said, "This is where he hit me," and pointed to his mouth. Prosecutor, who was exhausted, afterwards said he had been robbed of diamonds by prisoner, and he showed me a wallet which he produced from his pocket. Prisoner said, "I picked the case up. The man who stole it has run away. "I took him to the station. When charged he made no reply. On being searched, 6 1/2 d., a watch and chain, a pocket knife, and in his hip pocket, a cap, were found.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I took his name and address when prosecutor told me first that he had knocked him down. I found it to be correct. The cap is an ordinary cloth cap. His lip was bleeding. He offered to come to the station after he was charged with the robbery.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<persName id="t19120611-name-202" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-202" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WINDRED</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). Bookmaker and commission agent, Marchmont-Street, Russell Square. On this morning I was going with my father to Liverpool Street to go to Newmarket. We went to a coffee shop in Theobald's Road kept by a Mr. Wilmore, and had breakfast. Wilmore and I went to Holborn through Red Lion Square. On arriving at the corner of Dane Street and Holborn I saw a crowd of people, and I went over to see what was the matter. I saw prosecutor just in front of me running, he had no hat' on, and he was making a noise. I ran, too. He tripped, and I fell over him; it was a pure accident. I was not on a 'bus at all that morning, and I know nothing about a wallet. I got up as quickly as I could, and I went to get my umbrella which had fallen two or three yards in front of me. I knocked my chin, and it started to bleed. By my umbrella there was a wallet. I went to pick it up, but someone, else did so, and gave it to me. I told him it was not mine. Prosecutor took it out of my</p>
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<p>hand. I never moved an inch. I did not speak to prosecutor in Yiddish; I do not know the language. A policeman came up, and prosecutor told him that I was the man who had knocked him down.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I make a hook in the street. I was going to New
<lb/>market to hack horses for another person. It is true I had only 6 1/2 d. on me, hut I was going to meet somebody at Liverpool Street. I had a watch and chain on me, and I have at my rooms some very smart clothes. I have lived in Johannesburg—where there are a lot of Jews—a good deal, but I do not know Yiddish; I have not been friendly with a good number of them. My father knew ten minutes after I was arrested. I had to meet my friend at 10 a.m., but I cannot say the train I was going to catch; they run every half-hour. I did not see the wallet or know anything about it until I had picked up my umbrella. No one ever had hold of me. I was hardly a second on top of the prosecutor. I concluded the wallet belonged to him because he had bis hat off, and was so excited. I did not say to him, "Here is your b—wallet. Let me go. It is a mistake"; the four witnesses must have heard somebody else in the crowd say that. I did not apolo
<lb/>gise to him for knocking him down, nor ask him whether he was hurt, it is true that it was never suggested at the Police Court that somebody else picked up the wallet. I said to the policeman. "This is where I hit myself when I fell over the man"; he misunderstood me. If I said to the officer that I picked up the wallet, it would be untrue; I really cannot say what I did say to him. I did not say to him, "The man who stole it lias run away."</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19120611-name-203" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120611-name-203" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-203" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WILMORE</persName> </hi>, coffee house keeper, 94, Theobald's Road, I have been there 17 years. I know prisoner as a customer. About 9.30 a.m. on May 1 he came and had breakfast. We left together, as I was going to a shop in Holborn. We went through Red Lion Square, and at the corner of Dane Street and Holborn I noticed a slight commotion. Prisoner went towards it. I turned to the right, and heard no more.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I never saw anything at all.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19120611-name-204" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-204" type="given" value="HENRY ARTHUR"/>HENRY ARTHUR MIDDLETON</persName> </hi>, motor-bus driver in the employ of the National Motor-bus Company, 45, Musohamp Road, Dulwich. On May 1 I was driving my motor-bus, going City-wards. There is a mirror suspended over my right eye by which I can see people getting in and out of the 'bus. At the corner of Southampton Row there was a small crowd of foreigners, and they all got on the back of the 'bus. I looked into the mirror, and could see clearly who was standing in the doorway. It was not the prisoner; it was a stouter man, wear
<lb/>ing a light coat. I was not moving. I saw prosecutor on the side of the kerb, but I did not see him get on the 'bus; he was an intending passengter.</p>
<p>(Friday, June 14.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19120611-name-205" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120611-name-205" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-205" type="given" value="HENRY ARTHUR"/>HENRY ARTHUR MIDDLETON</persName> </hi> (recalled, further examined). I saw in the mirror of my omnibus that I was driving a man who was not the prisoner. He was wearing a light overcoat, and was a stouter man than he is. I did not see the prosecutor get off the omnibus. When</p>
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<p>I first saw him he was passing the near side of the bus, coming towards the front. I saw a man running away with something in his hand on the near side of the bus, prosecutor after him. Prisoner was about a yard behind prosecutor, following directly, both apparently pursuing the man who was running away with the wallet. I saw prosecutor and prisoner fall down; prisoner did not knock prosecutor down from be
<lb/>hind; prosecutor apparently stumbled and prisoner fell over him. Prosecutor was not kept down on the ground; they both scrambled to their feet. I saw that prisoner had cut his lip and put his hand to it. The man who was running away was still a dozen yards in front of pri
<lb/>soner and prosecutor. The driver of a bus coming in the other direc
<lb/>tion shouted at the man running, who threw the wallet away or dropped it. Prosecutor and prisoner, having got up, ran to where the wallet was lying. The driver of the other 'bus got off his seat and ran and picked up the wallet, which either prisoner or prosecutor took from him. I then drove on. I was sent by my employers to prisoner's solicitor, autl I attend here on subpoena. I do not know the prisoner.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. A statement was taken from be by the solicitor. I have not seen prisoner from that day till I saw him in this court. When I saw the man with a light overcoat on my bus was moving on; he was standing at the corner of Southampton Row. I did not see the robbery take place. I have no idea who did it. Prosecutor stumbled and prisoner fell over him. I next noticed prisoner put his hand to his mouth; that made me notice his face. I did not see the wallet in the prisoner's hand. I made no attempt to stop anybody. The man that had the wallet was a heavier built man than the prisoner, wearing a light overcoat. I did not see his face. The description of him as a man about 40, about 5 ft. 9 in., fresh complexion, fair moustache, dark overcoat, black hard felt hat, collar and tie, would not be correct.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The mirror a bus driver looks at when a bus is at standstill is to see what is going on. Prisoner did not dash after the wallet; he hurried towards it; prosecutor and prisoner both got there almost at the same time. There was a considerable crowd there. I could not say whether the prisoner got hold of the wallet. I live at Dulwich. I do not know the other bus driver who is coming to give evidence.</p>
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<p>mine." He gave it to the owner. Prisoner made no attempt to move away while I was there. My employers sent me to prisoner's solicitor to make a statement. I attend on subpoena. I never saw prisoner before this occurrence. I only know the last witness by passing him in the street.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When prosecutor and prisoner fell, one did not exactly lie on the top of the other; they were lying almost side by side. I did not hear prisoner say, "Here is your b—wallet; he said, "It's not mine," as it went from my hand to his. There was a certain amount of confusion by this time. I did not hear what was said to the police officer. I got on my car and went away. I should think it was four minutes before the police came up. Prosecutor was choked; he could hardly speak. I did not hear what took place between him and prosecutor.</p>
<p>Re-examined. Prosecutor got has wallet back; the police came up, and I went about my business.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY WILLIAM STAPLETON</hi> </persName>, Leicestershire Constabulary. On June 10, 1911, prisoner. was convicted at Leicester Assizes and sentenced to six months' hard labour for larceny from the person. There are other convictions against him in Johannesburg, which were not denied by him, for keeping a gambling house, gambling, obstruct
<lb/>ing the police, and for an offence contrary to Article IV. of the Order of 1905 he had one month, pending deportation.</p>
<p>Inspector
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM GOUOH</hi> </persName>, E Division. When prisoner was in custody at Johannesburg a list of convictions recorded against him in Australia was sent there, and they were accepted by the Johannesburg police and proved against him when these other convictions were taken into consideration, but since prisoner has been on remand here he denies the convictions, and as we have no real proof of the convictions I do not propose to in any way prove them. I know he has been in Australia. From my own experience he is a member of a most dangerous gang, that move above seven or eight strong, and they do not stop at violence when they meet anyone like the prosecutor in this case. The last time I saw prisoner was on Easter Monday at Hampton Court; he was then in the company of a Colonial thief, and they were waiting their opportunity for the rush to the tramcars. I kept a little observation on him but lost him. I have seen him constantly in the company of notorious convicts, and men who solely get their living by crime, and I can say unhesitatingly that since he has been in England from Johannesburg he has devoted the whole of his time to crime. He has been here about four years.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JUDGE LUMLEY SMITH</hi>.</p>
<p>(Thursday, June 13.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Comyns Carr prosecuted; Mr. Warburton defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-212" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STEWART</persName> </hi>, 61, Gurney Street, Walworth, stage manager. On the afternoon of May 25 I was coming home from work with my friend Munro. I had had about three drinks. I was not perfectly sober. I knew what I was doing. We went into the "Prince Albert" public-house. Six or seven men were at the bar. Prisoners are two of them. No conversation took place at the bar that I am aware of. I called for a drink for my friend and myself. After we had that I called for another, and they would not serve me because prisoners were hustling me. We went outside. I was hustled at the door going out. These prisoners put my two hands over my head and somebody else went through my pockets. They took 15s. I should say, half a sovereign and some silver. I was standing, but they let me go. I got a slight wound on the forehead which the doctor dressed at the police station. Cross-examined. I left the scenery stores at Hammersmith about 1.15. The robbery took place at 6. The public-house is about a minute from my house. I had been in three other houses. I could not say how many drinks I had in the three. I did not have lunch as I was Saturday. The friend with me is an actor. He had not been to these various houses with me. I met him as I was coming home. I do not say I was exceedingly intoxicated. There were a good many men in this public-house. I do not remember offering them drinks. I remember quite distinctly that a man did not say as I was going in there," Hullo, old man, had a fall?" I did not say to him, "That's right, old man. "I did not put out my hand to shake hands. I did not then put a coin on the counter and ask for drink. I do not remem
<lb/>ber him speaking to me at all. When I got up from the ground I said to Munro," My pocket is picked. "I did, not see Bray come back with a newspaper. The other men divided in different directions; these two stood their ground. They were about 100 yards from the public-house when they were arrested. They stopped for the policeman to catch them up. I heard them say they were willing to go to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-213" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER MUNRO</persName> </hi>, 12, Tower Road, Upper Norwood. On May 25, in the afternoon, I was with prosecutor. We visited one or two public-houses, and eventually the "Prince Albert." I should not have con
<lb/>sidered prosecutor drunk, otherwise I should not have gone into the public-house with him. A number of men were there, including prisoners. Prisoners accosted us in the bar in a flippant style; my friend was also flippant. Eventually he asked them to have a drink, pulling half a sovereign out from his pocket. I heard one man say, "Don't do it." Another said, "I am going to take the chance. "The landlord then refused to serve any of the men in the bar. We turned to go out. There was a violent scuffle. I was pushed back on one</p>
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<lb/>pered in every direction. These two men were the only ones outside in the street. I saw prosecutor hustled. They rifled his pockets in the bar, I think.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was quite sober. I had three drinks of beer in the three houses I had been in. I think the excitement caused prose
<lb/>cutor to get drunk. I understood he was charged with being drunk and disorderly, or drunk and incapable, and had to pay the doctor's fee. The landlord refused to serve anybody on the premises, and cleared the house.</p>
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<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FRED STONE</hi> </persName>, 46 LR. I was in company with last witness. I saw a crowd, ascertained what it was, and saw prosecutor and two prisoners a little distance away. I arrested Moore. He said, on the way to the station, "They have made a mistake. "After 'he was charged he turned round to Munro and said, "You f—g b—, I will make it hot when I get out."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120611-name-215" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MOORE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath.) Just before 6 on Saturday night I was hawking through Walworth Road. I said to Bray, "Take your apron off; I am finished over here." We then went into the "Prince Albert," and called for two ales. I heard a boy calling out papers. I said, "Get me a half-penny 'Star' While he was gone prosecutor came in speechless drunk, with gravel rash over his eye. I was standing back against the door, like that. I said, "Old chap, had a fall?" He said, "That's all right, old man," and put his hand up. He said, "Have a drink?" I said, "I don't mind." He went to the counter, and they refused to serve him and his friend. He put a coin on the counter. He came back to me, about eight or nine feet back, and said, "Where's my half-sovereign?" I said, "I don't know nothing about your half-sovereign; you had better ask those people you have been with up at the counter. "As Bray come in with the paper they rushed out. We stayed outside the door, me and Bray. The other men looked a different class of men to us I should think for us to be with, but anyhow, he said, "I want my money. I said, "If you don't go out of the way there will be something the matter." I walked along quite 100 yards. Prosecutor is standing silly drunk, can</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I do not know what the sudden rush for the door was for. I guessed there was something when he said he had lost half a sovereign. We did not rush to the door. This man had just come back with the paper; I was standing by the bar. I was perfectly sober. I did not know any of the other men. I did not speak to any of them. It was not my place to assist prosecutor; I do not inter
<lb/>fere with anybody's business. I did not see much of a tussle. It did not concern me. I was out getting my living, which I have receipts to prove what I bought that day. I was apart from the others at the back end of the bar. I could not tell what they were saying. I did not hear, "I will risk it." I have known Bray for 15 months; he has been working for me. I hawk linoleum.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRED STONE</hi> recalled. Prosecutor was charged with being drunk and incapable. He collapsed after he got to the station. He seemed perfectly sensible before that. He was brought up on the Monday, and had to pay the doctor's fee.</p>
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<p>(Friday, June 14.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARVEY</hi>, Charlotte Adelaide (26, laundress)</persName>, who were tried last session (see page 215) for incest, when the jury disagreed, were again brought up for trial.</p>
<p>Verdict, Guilty.</p>
<p>Sentences: Badley, Three years' penal servitude; Harvey, Twelve months' hard labour.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE BANKES</hi>.</p>
<p>(Friday, June 14.)</p>
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<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Travers Humphreys prosecuted; Mr. Marshall Hall, K. C., M. P., Mr. Philip B. Petrides, and Mr. A. R. Vincent Dimmer defended.</p>
<p>Mr. Marshall Hall said that, acting upon his advice,
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<p>A formal verdict of guilty of manslaughter was returned.</p>
<p>It was stated that prisoner, living on the immoral earnings of Balsdon, had occupied with her a fiat at Lisson Grove, N. On the night of the tragedy movements were heard by a man in the flat above, and two screams, and next day Balsdon was found dead in bed. Prisoner disappeared, and was discovered in Paris. A post-mortem examination of the woman's body showed that there were ten marks on the throat, some of which could not have been self-inflicted, and the doctors found that she had 'been throttled. Death was not, how
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<p>Detective-inspector McPherson said that on one occasion after a theft accused fled to Russia.</p>
<p>Mr. Marshall Hall said that prisoner was a man of little or no mental calibre. As a boy he was abnormal, and his father had to remove him from several schools at the request of the masters. He met Balsdon, who became infatuated with him and intensely jealous of him, and he was also much attached to her. They started life together at the flat where the woman died. Although he was, in fact, married, he was anxious that she should give up. the life she was leading, and he had arranged to marry her and start life afresh in a tobacconist's business. Late on the night of February 27, there was a dispute between them, Balsdon accusing him of familiarity with a girl living in the flat above, and she said she would leave the flat. She was dressing, pre
<lb/>paratory to leaving, and prisoner, in the endeavour to prevent her, caught her by the shoulder and the throat. She gave two screams, and fell 'back dead. Prisoner absolutely denied that he intended to kill the woman, or even to do her harm.</p>
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