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<p>JULY (1), 1912.</p>
<p>Vol. CLVII] [Part 934</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-1" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALPOLE</persName> & CO.,</p>
<p>Shorthand Writers to the Court.</p>
<p>EDITED BY</p>
<p>[Published by Annual Subscription.]</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-2" type="given" value="GEO"/>GEO. WALPOLE</persName> & CO., PORTUGAL STREET BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN, W.C.</p>
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<p>On the Kings Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Tuesday, July 2nd, 1912, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS BOOR CBOSBY, M.D., LORD MAYOR</hi> of the said City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-3" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PICKFORD</persName> </hi>, Knight, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">G. F. FAUDEL-PHILLIPS</hi>, Bart., G. C. I. B.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-6" type="given" value="VEZEY"/>VEZEY STRONG</persName> </hi>, K. C. V. O.; Sir T.
<hi rend="smallCaps">VANSITTART BOWATER</hi>, Knight; and Sir
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-7" type="given" value="GEORGE JOSEPH"/>GEORGE JOSEPH WOODMAN</persName> </hi>, 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">RENTOUL</hi>, K. C., Commissioner; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CROSBY, MAYOR. TENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<p>(Tuesday, July 2.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">McDONALD</hi>, Bruce (23, none)</persName>, who pleaded guilty at the June Session (see page 251) of forgery), was brought up for judgment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EAST</hi>, Assistant Medical Officer, Brixton Prison, stated that though of opinion that prisoner was very unstable mentally and a moral imbecile, he was not prepared to certify him as insane.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELIZA MCDONALD</hi> (prisoner's mother) stated that in September of last year he had made a determined attempt to commit suicide, since when he had often threatened to repeat the attempt; about six weeks before he was arrested he had run away from his home in Berkshire, since when his parents had heard nothing of him.</p>
<p>Sentence: Nine months' imprisonment, second division; the Re
<lb/>corder stating that he was imposing this sentence both for the pro
<lb/>tection of prisoner against himself and for the protection of the public; he had his own views with regard to prisoner's insanity.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HICKMAN</hi>, Herbert (41, colourman)</persName>, who pleaded guilty at the June Session (see page 252) of fraudulent conversion, was brought up for judgment.</p>
<p>It was stated that as the result of further investigations into the accounts kept by prisoner, who was the secretary of a Labour Loan Society, a deficiency of £195 in all had been discovered. He was in constant employment, but he and his wife drank. Prisoner urged that the moneys had been paid to him in public houses, where the temptation was great; he had now, however, signed the pledge.</p>
<p>Sentence: Nine months' hard labour, to date from the first, day of last Session.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120702-8-offence-1 t19120702-geo-1"/>St. Andrew's Church</placeName>, and stealing therein one die and one clock, the goods of
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<p>Garram, who had been 12 years in the Army, had left with charac
<lb/>ter "Very good"; he was invalided. Robinson, who had enlisted in January of this year, had deserted in May.; he came to London and sold his kit. This fact had been reported to the military authorities, who were not now in attendance.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-8-19120702 t19120702-8-punishment-6"/>The Recorder postponed sentence as to Garram,</rs> Mr. Scott-France, the Court missionary, undertaking to see what could be done for him.</p>
<p>Sentence (Robinson):
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-8-19120702 t19120702-8-punishment-7"/>One month's hard labour;</rs> the Recorder stat
<lb/>ing that he was not taking into account the fact as to his desertion; he desired that notice of this should be given to the authorities of prisoner's regiment.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120702-9-offence-1 t19120702-name-31"/>Mary Jane Day</persName>. (He was tried on the indictment for murder).</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Cecil Whiteley prosecuted; Mr. Curtis Bennett' and Mr. St. John Hutchinson defended.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CECIL PARSONS</hi> </persName>, F Division, proved a plan for use in the case.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BENNETT</hi> </persName>, 529 N. Deceased was my sister; she married prisoner in 1896, and they lived together at 99, Star Street, Paddington. Prisoner retired from the police force in 1907, with a good character; since then his main employment has been, helping his wife in keeping lodgers. He has told me that his wife had got into drinking habits, and he had used threats towards her; I have seen her with black eyes. On May 11 I saw my sister at 99, Star Street. I went out with prisoner from 7 to 11 p.m.; he was all the time complaining of her drinking. I went back with him at 11 and saw my sister in her bedroom lying on the bed fully dressed; we did not speak. That was the last time I saw her alive. On my leaving prisoner said, "I will do her in if she does not stop it." On May 14 I called and saw her body. Prisoner pointed out to me four scars on the face; he said she fell downstairs and caused them. I saw prisoner write the letter (Exhibit 3), dated May 14, addressed, "Dear mother</p>
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<p>and Jim" (my brother), informing them that "Mary Jane passed away last night about 11.30 without any warning whatever. I was talking to her at 10.30 p.m. I then went out for an hour or so, and when I came back she was dead."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. My sister never complained to me of any ill
<lb/>treatment by prisoner. I heard him once say to her that if she went on like this he would break her neck; that was just after Christmas; I am sure that he did not say, "she" would break her neck.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-34" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MACNAILL</persName> </hi>, valet. I have known prisoner four or five years; I lodged with him and his wife for eight months about four years ago; she was then of fairly sober habits. On May 11 I saw prisoner in the "King's Arms," Edgware Road, about a quarter past five. He said, "The old woman has been on the drink all the week; God blimy, Mac, I'll do the b—in."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was not called at the inquest or before the magistrate. I first mentioned this to the police on June 11.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-35" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MRS. MARTHA O'BRIEN</persName> </hi>. I occupied two second-floor rooms at 99, Star Street. I paid my rent to Mrs. Day. During the last six months I have noticed her with bruises and black eyes on different occasions. She used to drink a little, but not to excess; I saw her several times on May 11; she was quite all right; in the evening she was a little strange. On Sunday, May 12, I saw her in the morning; she was in her usual state; in the afternoon she seemed a little strange, as if she had been ill. Between three and four I was in the washhouse and I heard prisoner say that he would cut her throat. I heard them quarrelling, and heard her say, "Don't, Harry." On the 13th I saw her at nine in the morning; she was sober. I saw her again at 11; she was lying on her back in the basement area. I went up to my room. I then heard strikes, as if a person was being thrashed. A little later I heard sounds of struggling in the basement passage, and then some heavy thuds on the floor. For the last 12 months prisoner and his wife had lived on not very happy terms. The two brooms (produced) I have seen kept at the back of the kitchen stairs; the stick (produced) I have seen in prisoner's bedroom.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I say that this woman did not drink to excess; she never lost her senses. I do not remember saying before the magis
<lb/>trate that "she had been drinking to excess for the last 12 months." She did drink, but not to the extent that has been made out. I have smelt her once or twice of drink. Before the coroner I said, "During the last six months I noticed her drunk more than usual "; that is true. (There were put to the witness several other discrepancies be
<lb/>tween her evidence to-day and that before the coroner and the magis
<lb/>trate; she explained that she was very much worried with family affairs.) I was not unfriendly with prisoner; we did not have high words on account of my little boy fetching drink for Mrs. Day. I re
<lb/>member prisoner saying to me that he was surprised I should encourage his wife to drink.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">E. AVERY</hi> </persName>. 87 D. For the last 16 months I lodged at 99, Star Street, sharing the basement ground floor with Rickard During the last 12 months Mrs. Day was often very drunk and the</p>
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<p>worse for drink; she used to fall about a lot; after these falls I have seen her with black eyes and bruises on her face. On May 12 I saw her about 4.45 p.m., very drunk. On the 13th I came out of my room about 11 a.m. I saw her on the top of the stairs; as she attempted to come down she fell; I tried to catch her, but she fell down eight or nine stairs. I helped her up and she went to her kitchen and sat on a chair; when she got up to walk about the kitchen she fell against the table and then through the doorway into the back area. I went up
<lb/>stairs and informed prisoner of her condition; he was in bed; he came downstairs and I left the house; that was about 11.20. On returning in 20 minutes I saw prisoner in the kitchen, preparing my breakfast. His wife was lying on the floor. I left about 12.20. I returned about a quarter to six, and went into the kitchen. Prisoner said. "Are you looking for the old girl?" I said, "Yes." He said, "She has gone in te coal cellar to sleep; I have took her in a jug of water." I remained with prisoner about 45 minutes and then went out. I came back at 20 to eight; prisoner gave me my dinner in the kitchen. From that time till 8.20, when I went out for my night duty, prisoner and I were in the kitchen; no one else was there. On returning at 1.45 the next morning I learned that the woman was dead.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I never saw prisoner strike his wife. He had a good deal to put up with from her in the last six months, and under the circumstances, in my opinion, he was most patient and kind with her. Deceased was a stout, heavy woman. Such falls as I saw her have on the 13th would account for severe bruises.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-37" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY A. RICKARD</persName> </hi>, a fellow lodger with the last witness. I in
<lb/>variably saw deceased in drink. On May 13 I saw her as I left just before 10 a.m.; she seemed the worse for drink and very dazed; I never saw her so bad before. I got back about half-past 12 at night and went to the kitchen to have supper. Prisoner said that the old girl had been drinking and he had had to carry her to bed, that he had seen her at 20 past 10, and that he would go upstairs to see how she was. He went upstairs, and immediately called out, "Harry, Harry, come up." I went upstairs to their bedroom, and said, "What's the matter?" He said, "By God, she's dead." She was lying on the bed, dressed, but without a hat. Prisoner had not said anything to me about her falling downstairs.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have never seen prisoner ill treat his wife. I have several times seen her falling about; once that very morning in the area she fell on the back of her head. Before the magistrate I said that prisoner had told me about her falling downstairs; that is probably correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-38" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE COX</persName> </hi>, caretaker at Dr. Head's surgery. On May 14, at 2.20 a.m., prisoner came to fetch me; he said that his wife was dead and that Dr. Head had sent him for Mr. I went to Star Street with him. On the way he said that his wife had taken to drink and fallen about a great deal, and that I should find her injured with bruises where she had fallen.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. He told me that she had been falling about and had been lying in the coal cellar.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR HOBSFOBD HEAD</hi> </persName>, 159, Edgware Road. On May 14, about 1 a.m., prisoner came to me and said that his wife was dead. I went with him to 99, Star Street. On the way he said that she had given way to drink and was accustomed to fall about and hurt herself. I found the body lying on the bed in the ground floor back room, fully dressed, except for boots and hat. There were four recent abrasions on the face. The woman had been dead at least from four to seven hours. On May 15 I made a post-mortem examination. I found 50 bruises on the body and 11 abrasions. On May 18 I made a second post
<lb/>mortem with Dr. Spilsbury. The cause of death was direct violence to the abdomen, causing shock, leading to heart failure. The mesentery was ruptured and there had been bleeding from some of the vessels. She would die from the shock or from subsequent inflammation. In my opinion she died from shock; she would die within five minutes or at most an hour; the average would be half an hour. The injury to the abdomen may have been caused by her being run over, or by a very violent kick, or by someone jumping on the woman. If she had fallen on to some blunt instrument the injury might have been caused, but the fall would have had to be from some distance, say 20ft. Having regard to all the injuries she could not have walked upstairs, nor could they have been caused by her falling downstairs. On the right hand she was wearing her wedding ring; it was bent; that condition could not have been caused by a fall; the finger must have been trodden upon.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It is not right to say that people addicted to drink bruise more easily than people who do not drink. The bruises in
<lb/>cluded some of a severe character on the thighs and buttock; owing to these and the rupture of the mesentery the woman would not be able to walk upstairs. If she had fallen on to either of these brooms the broom would have been broken; these are intact. After the in
<lb/>jury to the mesentery she might have lived 48 hours if she had had peritonitis; here there was no peritonitis; she died of shock, and that must have happened within an hour of the injury. I did find indica
<lb/>tions of alcoholism—fatty liver and chronic inflammation of the kidneys.</p>
<p>(Thursday, July 4.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-40" type="given" value="BERNARD HENRY"/>BERNARD HENRY SPILSBURY</persName> </hi>, pathologist at St. Mary's Hospital, gave particulars of the post-mortem examination he made with Dr. Head, whose evidence he confirmed.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN FERRIER</hi> </persName>, F Division. On May 15 I saw prisoner at 99, Star Street and told him that I was making inquiries respecting the death of his wife for the information of the coroner. He said, "She was always drunk and was falling about, and she fell down
<lb/>stairs on to two brooms." He then made a statement, which I took down and he signed. (In this prisoner said, "I was formerly a police
<lb/>constable; in October, 1907, I resigned owing to my wife's drunken habits. During the last five years she has given way to drink; the last two years she has been drunk, and has fell about the house, both inside and out, frequently…. I have carried her up to bed</p>
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<p>drunk and incapable. In October last she fell in the fire and burnt her hand and arm very badly. About four months ago she was very drunk one day and fell against the fender in the kitchen and broke it in two, driving a Hinde's curling-pin in her eye. One of my lodgers brought in some methylated spirits and she drank that. She owes everybody money unknown to Mr. This year she has been drunk four days in January, five in February, five in March, seven in April, eight in May; I have carried her up to bed 18 times since Christmas. On Saturday, at 11.15 I found her lying drunk in the coal-cellar; I carried her to bed upstairs and locked her in. When she got about sober I let her out to clean up the house about 5 p.m. I went out with her brother, Thomas Bennett, about 7 p.m.; when we returned about 10 p.m. she was lying on the bed drunk and unable to speak. On the Sunday I went out and on my return found her drunk. On Monday morning she. rose at 7.15 a.m. and pretended to wash; instead of washing the began drinking; she fell on the fender, breaking a piece of it off. About 12.50 p.m. I was sitting in the front room when I heard a noise, and on going downstairs found her lying at the bottom with two brooms lying underneath her stomach, I picked her up, and she said, 'Let me stop where I am, I shall be all right in a minute.' I carried her to bed. She afterwards took off her boots and came downstairs for some whisky she had hidden. She fell into the coal cellar; I again carried her to bed; that was about 7.30 p.m. I locked her in, and occasionally looked to see how she was. At 10.20 p.m., on my going to see her, she asked for water; I took her a jug full and left it with her, again locking her in. I went out and had a drink; came back at 12.15 a.m. with Rickard. I said to him, I will just go up and see how she is. 'I saw her face was altered and felt that it was clammy. I called Rickard and told him to wait while I fetched a doctor as I thought she was dead. I called in Dr. Head, who pronounced life extinct. We had no quarrel, other than my threatening to write to her friends. I never struck her on Monday. On Saturday morning, after putting her to bed, when she came down as I thought for whisky she had hidden, or money, I lifted up a walking-stick and struck here over the hips several times, saying' Get back to bed. 'I have never struck her about the body, nor have I ever kicked her at any time After taking her from the coal cellar, about 6.30 or 7 p.m., I carried her upstairs to bed on my back and locked her in the bedroom on the ground floor. I did this to
<lb/>prevent her getting out to get more drink. That evening I went up to the bedroom two or three times to see if she was still there, and I found her just as I left her on the bed After putting her to bed from the coal cellar about 7 p.m. I did not hear her come cut of bed or attempt to, up to my leaving the house about 10.20. ")</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner seemed very anxious to make a state
<lb/>ment and to assist us in every way.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-42" type="given" value="CECIL"/>CECIL F. R. EVANS</persName> </hi>, coroner's officer, produced the depositions of the evidence given by prisoner at the inquest.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-43" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY DAY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath), repeated the story recounted in his statement given in Terrier's evidence. He denied having used the threat spoken to by Macniell.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-44" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MARSHALL</persName> </hi>, one of the lodgers, after speaking to deceased's drunken habits, said that on May 13 he was with prisoner in the kitchen from about 8.35 p.m. till 10.20; during that time prisoner went up
<lb/>stairs only once, for about a couple of minutes; witness heard no sounds from upstairs.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-45" type="given" value="ROBERT TREVOR"/>ROBERT TREVOR SALISBURY</persName> </hi>, M. A., B. M., B. S., pathologist at St. George's Hospital, etc., was called to deal with a number of technical points in the evidence of Dr. Head and Mr. Spilsbury. He ex
<lb/>pressed the opinion that the injuries to the abdomen could have been caused by this woman falling down the flight of stairs and striking one of the brooms, and she might have lived for four or five hours.</p>
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<p>(Wednesday, July 3.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Beaumont Morice prosecuted; Mr. E. C. Bliss defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-47" type="given" value="JENNIE"/>JENNIE BAIRD</persName> </hi>, wife of James Parker Baird, 93, Devons Road, tobacconist. On June 17, at about 8.45 p.m., prisoner bought a 2d. packet of tobacco and £d. book of cigarette papers, and tendered 2s. piece (produced) in payment. I gave him 1s. 9 1/2 d. change. As he walked out of the shop I recognised him as being a man who a month before had tendered a counterfeit half-crown (produced) in payment for a 1d. packet of tobacco and a 1/2 d. book of cigarette papers. I. had sent chat half-crown to the Post Office, and had had it returned as bad. I then tested with acid the florin. prisoner had just tendered, and found that also to be bad. I sent my sister after prisoner; shortly afterwards my sister and prisoner came back. I told prisoner he had given me a bad 2s. piece; he said, "Nonsense." I told him I had tested it and said, "Besides you are the man that came in here a month ago with a bad half-crown." He said, "Nonsense, I have never been near the shop before." I said, "Give me my money back." He said, "No." I said, "If you do not I will send for a constable." He said, "You will not do anything of the sort." I then said to my sifter, "Go and fetch a constable. "She went away, and directly she had gone prisoner ran off, but was brought back by a police-constable. I told the police-constable in the presence of prisoner that he had tendered a counterfeit florin, producing it. Prisoner said, "This woman has charged me with a bad 2s. piece, but it is nonsense."</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I was at the station when my husband was there first. My shop is quite three miles from the corner of Mile End Road and Commercial Road. I may have said before the magistrate, "I first recognised prisoner when he was brought back." As a matter of fact I recognised him directly I gave him the change, and I told my sister so.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-48" type="given" value="HELEN"/>HELEN WELLING</persName> </hi>, 3, Shepherd Street, Bow, sister of the last witness. On June 17 at about 8.45 prisoner bought some tobacco and cigarette papers, tendering a 2s. piece in payment, and walked out. My sister found the coin to be bad, and sent me after prisoner. I found him about 100 yards away walking in company with another man. I came up behind prisoner, touched him on the arm, and said, "You are the man that has jus; bought some tobacco round here." He replied, "Me? No, not Mr." I said, "Yes, you. The tobacco you have got in your hand now." The other man said, "I will see you later," and left. I said to prisoner," Will you come back with me now?" He hesitated for a minute, and then said, "Yes, I will come back." He then (returned with me to the shop. On the way he twice asked me what was wrong. I said, "The person wants to speak to you a minute in the shop." When we got to the shop my sister said, "You have given me a bad 2s. piece." He said, "It is nonsense." She said, "You have, and you are the same man who gave me a bad half-crown a month ago." He said, "You are talking silly." She said, "No, I am not, and if you do not pay me my money back I will send for a policeman." He said, "Nothing of the sort." My sister said to me, "Go and fetch a policeman. "I went out; when I was in the middle of the road my sister called out, "He has gone." I spoke to a police
<lb/>man, and then saw the prisoner being held by a civilian. The police
<lb/>man then brought prisoner back to the shop. My sister accused prisoner of passing a bad 2s. piece; prisoner made no reply.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When I brought prisoner back on the first occasion nothing was said about the half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-49" type="given" value="JAMES PARKER"/>JAMES PARKER BAIRD</persName> </hi>. On May 22 I saw (prisoner come into my shop and purchase a penny packet of tobacco and a packet of cigarette papers. My wife afterwards showed me counter
<lb/>feit half-crown produced. I sent to the Post Office; it was returned broken. On June 17 at 9. p.m. as I was going for a walk past Bow Road Police Station I saw a police-con
<lb/>stable taking prisoner along. I had not spoken to my wife since 7.30 p.m. that evening; I did not know that prisoner had just tendered a counterfeit florin at my shop. I followed prisoner and the police-constable into the police station. The inspector said to me, "Do you know this man?" Without any hesitation I said that he was the man who had been in my shop about a month before and had tendered a bad half-crown. Prisoner said, "Well, if he says so, it is so." When he tendered the bad half-crown he stood talking to my wife for five minutes about the strike. I watched him from the shop parlour all the time; the light was shining on his face, which was turned towards me.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. My wife sent to the post office to get a postal order; that counterfeit half-crown was the only half-crown in the money she sent.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PHILLIPS</hi> </persName>, 507 K. On June 17 about 8.45 p.m. I was in Devons Road, when Mrs. Baird pointed out pri
<lb/>soner to me; he was running away. A man stopped him, and I brought him back to the shop. Mrs. Baird accused prisoner of tendering a counterfeit florin. I said to prisoner, "You will be charged with knowingly uttering a counterfeit florin." He said, "Yes, I tendered it, I must have had it given me in my strike money." On searching him at the station I found on him four sixpences and 8 1/2 d. in bronze, one packet of tobacco, a packet of cigarette papers, and two Woodbine cigarettes.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have stated all the conversation that took place when 1 brought prisoner back to the shop. Prisoner gave his correct name and address.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-51" type="given" value="CHARLES THEODORE"/>CHARLES THEODORE WAITE</persName> </hi>, 214, Devons Road, Bow, post office clerk. In the latter part of May a boy about nine or ten years old asked for a 15s. postal order, handing me some money wrapped in paper. I took out counterfeit half-crown produced, cut it, and gave it back to the boy.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-52" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H. M. Mint. The florin and half-crown, produced are both counterfeit.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The half-crown is a fairly obvious counterfeit; the florin is a better counterfeit.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-53" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JONES</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I have a slight impediment in my speech. I live at 18, Charles Street, Stepney, which is about 20 minutes' walk from Gardiner's corner, and about 2 1/2 miles from Baird's shop. On June 17 I tendered a 2s. piece at Mrs. Baird's shop, as stated, and went out of the shop. Mrs. Welling asked me to go back; I went back when I understood what she wanted. Mrs. Baird said, "This is a bad 2s. piece." I said, "It cannot be." She said, "Well I want my money back." I said, "No, certainly not, I am not sure it is my 2s. "She said, "If you do not give me my money I shall charge you." I said, "Do as you like." I then walked out of the shop; 1 did not go away at a very sharp pace. Somebody stopped me and the police-constable took me back to the shop. She again asked me for the money, and I again refused. The first time it was suggested to me that I had passed a bad half-crown was at the police-station. I am a lighterman working in the Albert Dock. I went on strike on May 18. On June 19 I received 10s. strike pay. I did not go to Mrs. Baird's shop on May 22. On that evening at 6.30 p.m. I left one of my Workmen named Richard Turton at the "George" public house, which is close to where I live; I then went to the "Dean Swift" public house, and got home at about 7 p.m. I am 36 years old; I have been a lighterman since I was 14. (The witness gave the names of river companies for whom he had worked.)</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. When I went into Baird's shop on Jane 17 I had some other money on me 'besides the 2s. piece. As I went oat of the shop a man, whom I do not know, came up to Mr. Welling spoke to me, and he said to me, "Old man, there is trouble in that shop." I suppose he went away while I was speaking to Welling; I did not see him. He did not say he would meet me to-night. I should not think he heard what Welling said to Mr. When Welling said to me, "You are the man that 'bought the tobacco just now, "I did not quite understand; I am rather deaf. I did not say," Me? No, not me." I did not hear her say," Yes, you; the tobacco you have got in your hand now. "I had the tobacco in my pocket... I went back; when mrs. Welling went for the policeman, I did not run out of the shop. I walked out, and walked round the corner, 'because there was such a crowd there. I had a bit of a tussle with a young fellow outside. I had other money on me when I went into the shop; 'I did not change that; you do not think of that when you want to purchase something. At Bow Road Police Station Mr. Baird said I had come into the shop before after his wife said so.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-54" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD TURTON</persName> </hi>, 17, Kerby Street, watchman, Thames Steam Tug and Lighterage Company. I have known prisoner for six years; I work with him. He is a man of very good character. We went on strike on Saturday, May 18. On Tuesday, May 21, we drew our ask-time money from our employers. Next day (Wednesday, May 22) at 6.20 p.m. I left prisoner outside the "George" public-house, which is near his house, got on to a car, and got to my home, which is about one and a half miles away, at seven o'clock. I can fix the date by remembering it was the day after we drew our back
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<p>Cross-examined. I had never been to the "George "with this man before or since.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-55" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PIPER</persName> </hi>, watchman, Thames Steam Tug Company. I have known prisoner for about 14 years; he is a man of very good charac
<lb/>ter; there is nothing dishonest about him. We went on strike on May 18. On the following Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday I went down to the Yorkshire Grey Labour Bureau in Eastcheap; I have not been there since. We drew our back-pay on Tuesday, May 21. On Wednesday, May 22, I left prisoner at Gardiner's Corner at 5.20 p.m. in the company of Turton. Gardiner's Corner is at the corner of Mile End Road and Commercial Road; it is about half a mile from the "George."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I also saw prisoner on Monday and Tuesday.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-56" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE JONES</persName> </hi>, sister of the prisoner. I live at home and do the housework and washing for my mother and family. I always do the washing on Wednesday. On Wednesday, May 22—the first Wed
<lb/>nesday after the strike—in the evening, when I had finished the washing I came into the kitchen; prisoner was having his dinner and tea together. I looked at the clock; it was seven o'clock. I said I would wash my face, as it was time.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I remember that Wednesday because my brother came home a little bit tipsy. There would be no special reason for remembering one Wednesday from another because of the washing, but still I remember that day. I am positive it was seven o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-57" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA JONES</persName> </hi>, 18, Charles Street, Stepney. Prisoner is my son; he lives at home with Mr. On the Wednesday after the strike com
<lb/>menced, my son must have come in a little before 7 p.m., because he was having his dinner at seven o'clock. My daughter had been wash
<lb/>ing all day; she came into the kitchen, looked at the clock, and said, "I shall have to look sharp "—she had to get my errands.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-58" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WARNER</persName> </hi>, 9, Bowen Street, Crispin Street. Prior to the strike I was captain of a large coasting barge. I have known pri
<lb/>soner for some 20 years; he is a good, honest, hardworking man.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-59" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM PRICE</persName> </hi>, 12, Percy Road, Canning Town, assis
<lb/>tant foreman, Thames Steam Tug Lighterage Company. I have known prisoner for three years; he has been under my personal super
<lb/>vision. He is a honest, hardworking man.</p>
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<p>(Wednesday, July 3.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Shewell Cooper prosecuted; Mr. Bennett Calvert defended.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">H. HONIG</hi> </persName>, 2, St. Dunstan's Villas, East Acton, musician. On June 5 I owed £3 10s. to Dossiter and Walsh, of Uxbridge Road. I drew a crossed cheque for that amount and sent it by post to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-62" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of last witness. On June 5, about 11 p.m., I posted some letters, amongst which was one to Dossi
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-63" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DOSSITER</persName> </hi>, Of Dossiter and Walsh, commission agents. I did not receive the cheque (produced). The endorsement is not by any
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-64" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST PALMER</persName> </hi>, cashier, Acton branch, London County and West
<lb/>minster Bank. On June 7 prisoner came into the bank at about 11.30. He was dressed as he is now, with the addition of an apron. He presented this cheque for payment and said, "Cash, please." Not liking the look of the cheque I stepped to the back of the office and showed it to the manager. I then came back and said to pri
<lb/>soner, "Will you please step into the manager's room." He said, 'Which way?" I said, "This way." He immediately went the other way and ran out of the bank. I ran after him as fast as I could. When I got to the street I could not see him. In consequence of something I heard I</p>
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<p>stood in the porch of the church close by. In two or three minutes prisoner came out of the church without his apron. I caught hold of his arm and said, "I want you." He said, "What do you want me for?' I said, "You have just been into the bank to cash a cheque." He said, "I have not." There was another clerk stand
<lb/>ing at the foot of the steps. I detained prisoner till a policeman came; he was then taken to the station.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I cannot say that the endorsement is in the same handwriting as the words" Eighty-three. "You cannot go to the manager's office from the outside of the bank.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-65" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RIVERS</persName> </hi>. I am priest-in-charge of the Roman Catholic church, High Street, Acton, which is next door to the branch of the London County and Westminster Bank. Prisoner came into the church a little after 11.30. He had a white apron on. I had never seen him before. He seemed agitated. He said his wife was seriously ill and would like my ministrations. I said it would be difficult for me to come at once unless she was actually dying, because I expected children from the schools. He gave me an address which I did not recognise as being in the neighbourhood. He said it was near by. I said if he would wait a moment I would fetch my hat and umbrella from the sacristy and go with him. I returned in half a minute; he was gone. I went into the porch thinking he might be there, and found him in the hands of the police. He was not wearing the apron then.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I said, "Are you the man who was in the church a moment ago "; he said, "No, I have never been inside." I am per
<lb/>fectly certain he was the man. The apron was discovered immediately afterwards. I had a doubt for a second, that is all.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS KINO</hi> </persName>, 301 X. I saw prisoner detained by the clerk of the bank. I took prisoner into the bank. I asked him if the cheque belonged to him; he replied, "No, it was given to me by a man to cash; he gave it to me outside University College." Then he corrected himself and said, "He came over with me and sent me into the bank to change it; he remained outside." I was not satisfied and took him to the station, where I searched him. I found the apron in his left-hand jacket pocket. This is the apron.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">TOTTON</hi> </persName>, X. I searched prisoner's room at Gower Street on June 8. I found a small bottle of gum, two memorandum books, and in a drawer I found a piece of electric wire which had been stripped at the four ends. It was more bent than it is now. (To the Court.) It would be used for placing n a letter-box.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I know prisoner is a caretaker with his wife. I do not know that it is part of his duty to see to electrical repairs. He has 'been caretaker of this place about 7 1/2 years. He bears a good character.</p>
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<p>Mr. Jellicoe prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-83" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC NASH</persName> </hi>, 2U, Sheppard Street Buildings, Spitalfields. On June 21 I was closing the fish shop, where I am engaged, in Brick Lane at 12.30 at night. I heard someone calling for help about 50 yards away. I went to see what was the matter. I saw prisoners robbing a man. They walked away round a corner, then ran. I afterwards picked out prisoners from nine other men the same night.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Abrahams. You went through Old Montague Street.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mocock. I did not hear what the inspector said to the constable when I went to the station. (To the Court.) I saw prisoners robbing the man. One had his arm round his neck and the other was going through his pockets. I was 50 yards away then. The police got to the spot before me.</p>
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<p>and they ran away. I gave chase and kept them under observation through Old Montague Street and other streets into Osborne Place, where I first blew my whistle—I did not lost eight of them. Prisoners kept together. Police-constables 94 H and 99 H arrived and arrested prisoners. When they were charged Abrahams said to last witness, "I wish you were 5 ft. 8 in., you bastard, I would kill you," and to Police-constable 94 H, "I think you know Mr. You know the game is up." I went back to Osborne Street and found prosecutor had gone. We have not been able to trace him.</p>
<p>To Abrahams. Nash told me he saw a man pick up some money. I heard the money drop.</p>
<p>To Mocock. I saw you with your arm round the man's neck.</p>
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<lb/>cutor, what can you do?" They both said, "He (Nash) saw us when you stopped him coming in the door."</p>
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<p>amongst a lot of us to see if we was there. I heard the inspector say about Nash, "Who is that, witness or prosecutor?"</p>
<p>Cross-examined. We did not come out of the public-house with a third man. We came out alone. I did not run till I heard the police whistle. We were then in Brick Lane. We ran in the direc
<lb/>tion of the whistle and ran into the policeman. I only went in one street, Brick Lane. I did not go through any of the other streets the officer said he chased us through. He did not arrest me in Osborne Street. He is committing perjury.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I only ran in Osborne Street and Brick Lane... I do not know where Eaton Place is. I was not arrested in Osborne Place. I swear I was arrested in Brick Lane.</p>
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<p>Sentences: Abrahams,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120702-17-offence-1 t19120702-name-91"/>George Turner</persName>, thereby occasioning him actual bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Roome prosecuted; Mr. Wild defended.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE BENSTEAD</hi> </persName> produced and proved three photographs of the scene of the assault.</p>
<p>Mr. Wild stated that 'he had a surveyor in attendance, who had made a plan, and asked to be allowed to call him. The Recorder assented.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-94" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TURNER</persName> </hi>, labourer. On June 27 I was unloading cargo from the Thurso, 'belonging to the United Shipping Company. About 12 noon I left work and with others went to the lock gates in order to cross the lock bridge. Both bridges were open. I was standing in. the same position *as the man with the umbrella on photograph (Exhibit 2), about 2ft. to 4ft. from the edge of the water, waiting for the 'bridge to close, when I felt a very sharp push from behind and I fell in the water I did not see who pushed Mr. I cannot swim and I 'became unconscious. I felt a constable put a lifebuoy round me and I was hauled up by the side. I do not know prisoner. I am a non-union man and was taking the place of the strikers. When waiting I did not hear any demonstration against me by anybody.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I get my dinner on 'board another vessel, the Romeo, which is a-bout 10 minutes' walk from the Thurso; we get an hour for dinner. I had been waiting for the lock gates to close about</p>
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<p>six minutes. I did not look to see who was outside the lock gates. I had never seen prisoner before. There was a large number waiting and there was a rush as the bridge closed. I suppose there were about halt a dozen dock workers behind me; I do not know about the other people. As I fell into the water the bridge was just coming into position. I do not believe the public are allowed to use the lock gates bridge; I think it is reserved for dock workers; I was standing inside the dock. The lock gates bridge was closing at the same time as the main bridge; I was not waiting for the main bridge to close. I gave evidence the following day and am still at work. Re-examined. I think the push was too severe to have been done by the crowd.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR HARMER</hi> </persName>, N Division. About 12.15 p.m. I was on duty at the foot of the swinging bridge in the position I indicate on the photograph No. 2. When prosecutor was pushed in the water the gates had just come into position. I was just in the dock, and the chain which is used to keep the public back was just behind Mr. Behind this chain there was a crowd. Prosecutor was standing within, about 7 ft. from the swing bridge on the incline—about 9 ft. from Mr. Prisoner was standing behind the chain in the main road amongst about 20 other men. I saw him take a step forward and deliberately push prosecutor on the left shoulder into the dock; I do not think the chain had been then taken down; he had to take one or two steps. I arrested him and said, "What did you do that for?" He said, "I know him, the bustard, serve him right." I conveyed him, with assistance, to the station. On the way he said, "Do you know if they have got him out?" I said, "I do not know." When charged he made no reply. On the charge being read over he said, "I don't know what made me do it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was facing the incline. I had not seen prisoner before the push came. The thing was almost instantaneous. Pri
<lb/>soner was waiting to cross the pedestrian part of the main bridge, as were the people in West Ferry Road. There was a good deal of horse traffic waiting to go over. I am certain the lock-bridge was not just coming into position at the time of the time of the push. My eyes were not directed to the people in West Ferry Road. Prisoner was not pushed from the crowd; I saw him leave the crowd; he was between me and prosecutor; he was just at the corner of the big post; I was behind him all the time; he had to half right turn to do what he did. (Witness indicated on photograph No. 2 the position in which prisoner was standing.) He was all but in the dock. I saw him start moving. It was just as prosecutor was stepping towards the swing bridge that prisoner pushed against him: he bounced out from behind the crowd and hurled himself forward with both hands ex
<lb/>tended; he was not pushed by the crowd. At the time of the push everyone had come in front of prisoner. Prisoner was standing up
<lb/>right when I arrested him; he did not try to get away. Anybody could have heard his remark. He was charged with attempted murder; he was kept six hours before he was charged. He did not</p>
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<p>say, "J do not know how I did it. "The bridge had been up a quarter of an hour and there was a tidy number of people waiting—not a large number. There was no rush for the bridge when this occurred. There might have been 30 or 40 people between the chain and the bridge; it would be untrue to say there were a large number; the space was nearly full. The chain is more to keep the vehicular traffic back than passengers; people at the side can get underneath it and people in the middle can get over it, as it sags there. Sometimes people get on before the bridge is actually closed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-96" type="given" value="JAMES ALFRED"/>JAMES ALFRED DESKS</persName> </hi>, barge searcher, Port of London Authority. At 12.10 p.m. on June 27 I was on duty en the lock side of the Mill
<lb/>wall Dock at the spot I indicate on photograph No. 2 about 10 yards from the gates. I saw prisoner rush from the roadway and with his two hands pushed prosecutor into the water; I cannot say how far he had to go to do this, as everything was so sudden. I threw a life
<lb/>buoy to prosecutor. Police-constable Buss jumped in and put it over his head. I got a boat and got the constable out; prosecutor was hauled up at the side; he was all right when he was got out.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I was right inside the dock, bat I could see part of the roadway. Everything was done in a flash. I did not see where prisoner was standing before he came forward; I cannot say whether he came forward of his own accord; he had to run crossways to reach prosecutor; he had to give him' a good push. I cannot say how many people were waiting in the road. Prosecutor was walking to the pedestrian part of the main bridge when he was pushed. The lock bridge was open so he could not have got across there; it would have been in position in another five minutes. I did not see a rush to get across, but there generally is one about that time. There may have been a considerable crowd there; there generally is; they are im
<lb/>patient to get across as it is their dinner hour. Anybody on the out
<lb/>skirts of the crowd is liable to be pushed sideways. (To the Court.) When I saw prisoner first he was by himself; he came from the crowd by himself. I should say he was 6 ft. or 7 ft. from them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-97" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COX</persName> </hi>, labourer, 102, Millfields Road, Lower Clapton. I am a non-union man. At about noon on June 27 I left the Thurso to get my dinner; I was with the same lot of men as. prosecutor and was waiting behind him for the lock bridge to swing into position, when I saw prisoner come by himself from a group of men who were. against the fence, put his hands behind prosecutor's shoulders and push him into the water; the group of men were about 3 ft. or 4 ft. to the left rear of prosecutor.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I saw him cross the space between the group and prosecutor, but I did not see him start. I thought at first he had been pushed from the crowd, but if that had been the case he would not have gone all that distance.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANK ERNEST</hi> </persName> Buss, Port of London Authority. At 12.10 p.m. on June 27 I was on duty at the swing bridge waiting for it to swing to when I saw somebody push prosecutor into the water with his two hands; it was a rush and a push; I could not identify</p>
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<p>the man who did it. I dived in and put a lifebuoy over the head of prosecutor, who was sinking. The water was then about 27ft. deep. He was not unconscious. He was pulled out and I got into a boat.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. There was a crowd waiting to get over the bridge. There was also a large number inside the chain as well as outside. They made a rush. I should not say that prisoner was pushed in the rush; I can hardly say one way or the other. I was in the main road in charge of the chain.</p>
<p>Re-examined. In order to reach the bridge the crowd would not have to go into the dock where prosecutor was standing. (To the Court.) The men employed in the dock would use the lock bridge.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT YEO</hi> </persName>, K Division. When I told prisoner at the station that he would be charged with attempted murder he made no reply. Later, on reading the charge over to him, he said, "I didn't know what made me do it." Police-constable Harmer was present at the time. He did not say, "I do not know how I did it."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner's defence was indicated before the magis
<lb/>trate; the witnesses for the prosecution were cross-examined as to there being a rush. At the end of the case for the prosecution the magistrate expressed the view that it was a case for committal. Two witnesses were called for the defence. I took down prisoner's state
<lb/>ment at the time. I read it over to him, and he made no comment. I directed Police-constable Harmer's attention to what he had said. Prisoner is a very respectable lad and has fairly well-to-do parents. (To the Court.) He was on strike. There was a good deal of feeling in the docks on the matter. He had been working on the Thurso before the strike.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate. "I wish to make no statement now."</p>
<p>Mr. Wild submitted that there was no evidence to go to the jury that prisoner had in fact inflicted any actual grievous bodily harm.</p>
<p>The Recorder took this view, and directed the jury to deal with the case as one of common assault.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-100" type="given" value="WILLIAM FREDERICK"/>WILLIAM FREDERICK WATERS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am a stevedore's labourer, and live with my parents at the "Magnet" beerhouse, West Ferry Road. My father is the licensee, and has lived in the neigh
<lb/>bourhood five years. I have never been in any trouble before. I am a member of the Federation and was called out on strike, whether I liked it or not. I have taken no active part in it. I could not under
<lb/>stand properly what the strike was for; I did not want to strike. My earnings averaged 20s. a week. Since I have been on strike I have given my mother three 6s. towards my keep. The strike is really a holiday for me. I have worked for this line, but I have no recollection of working on the Thurso, certainly not during the last twelve months. On June 27 I went out for a walk, and when I got to this bridge I could not get across; there were about 200</p>
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<p>people waiting, and there was a good deal of vehicular traffic. I was standing at the end of the fence, just at the top of the incline, at the spot I indicate in photograph No. 2. The crowd was right across the road and there were a good number coming from the dock. After waiting about fifteen. minutes the bridge closed. I felt a push from behind and I went forward. I put my hands out to save myself and happened to catch against prosecutor. I saw him go into the dock. I could not stop myself from going down the incline as I was pushed that way in the rush. I was very near to going in myself. I was going in after him when the constable caught hold of me. I have a medal for swimming. I had never seen prosecutor before, and had not any feeling against him. I did not rush forward on purpose to push him over. When I was arrested there was a bit of shouting. I did not call the prosecutor a bustard and say that I knew him, or that it served him right. I go to a Church Bible class and play football for it. When charged I said, "I do not know how I did it," which was the fact. I was pushed in the rush, and if prosecutor had not been in the way I should have gone in myself.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not know what time the dock workers left off for dinner. I used to leave at twelve, and I know that was the dinner hour, but I did not know where the workers got their dinner. I was alone. I know Pether and Clifton only to speak; to; they are not members of the Transport Workers' Federation. There was no need for me to go into the dock, but having lost my balance I had to go. I did not know at the time that prosecutor was one of the free labourers. I have no idea who pushed me; it must have been a very hard push, I agree. I do not believe prosecutor was standing as much as four feet away from the edge. The constable may have heard some
<lb/>body in the crowd say what he says I said. I cannot recollect Inspec
<lb/>tor Yeo reading to me the statement I made. He and Police-constable Harmer misunderstood" me when they say I said, "I do not know what made me do it." I do not know Deeks or Cox. (To the Court.) I realised the gravity of the charge, but I was too "knocked back" at the station to say anything about it being an accident. I made no statement at the police court; I was represented by a solicitor. I was not asked to go into the box. When I was asked if I had anything to say I do not remember saying, "I wish. to make no statement now." Mr. Ellsmore advised me not to go into the box.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-101" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE ELLSMORE</persName> </hi>, solicitor. I have been practising in London nine months. I took a statement from prisoner, my client, before the police court proceedings. At the police court I cross
<lb/>examined the witnesses, indicating that the defence was that it was an accident. At the close of the case for the prosecution the magis
<lb/>trate clearly intimated to me that he would send the case for trial. I thought it would be useless to call prisoner. The magistrate accepted prisoner's statement through me that he wished to make no statement then. It did not occur to me that it was important that he should make his explanation at the first opportunity. This is my first big case. This defence has nothing to do with the union.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-102" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CLIFTON</persName> </hi>, tube bender. I have nothing to do with the strike, and am not a union, man. A little after midday on June 27 I was in West Ferry Road, in which there were about 200 people waiting for the bridge to open. I was about a yard behind prisoner. The bridge shut and the usual rush came from the people in the road and from the dock. I heard a splash and I heard someone shout, "Man over
<lb/>board I" I saw prisoner almost on all fours as if he had slipped down the kerbing or had been pushed.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. There was not a rush to get inside the dock. The first time I saw prosecutor was when he was in the water.</p>
<p>Re-examined. Prisoner was in a stooping position as the policeman caught hold of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-103" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PETHBE</persName> </hi>, stevedore. I am on strike. A little after noon on June 27 I was in West Ferry Road, where a large number of people were waiting for the bridge to close. I was standing about a foot from prisoner. As the bridge closed there was a rush and he was shoved, and he slipped down the slope. He put his hands up to save himself, and he must have knocked against prosecutor instead, whom I did not see, as prisoner was between him and me. I heard a splash. Prisoner was arrested when he was on his hands and knees. He nearly went into the dock himself.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I know prisoner, but have never worked with him. I was going over the bridge to buy some fowls' food. I knew the men were leaving for their dinner. I was in prisoner's company. Somebody pushed me from behind, but I just saved myself, or I should have gone the same way as prisoner. (To the Court.) I did not say anything to the constable because he never asked me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-104" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARSHALL</persName> </hi>, stevedore. I am on strike. A little after twelve on June 27 I was in West Ferry Road on my way to see a pigeon race. There were about 200 people waiting for the bridge. As we went to get on just as it was closing there was a rush, and I saw prisoner go down the incline with his hands out. I then heard a splash. The policeman took prisoner as he was in a stooping position. He did not give me a chance to say anything.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I know prisoner, not exactly as a friend. I live in the same street. Prisoner was standing just on my right. I had no interest with the stokers.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I was pushed to the left and he was pushed to the right.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-105" type="given" value="JEREMIAH"/>JEREMIAH HEPPERMAN</persName> </hi>. stevedore. I am a single man living at West Ferry Road. I am on strike. Between twelve and one on June 27 I was waiting just to prisoner's right for the bridge to open. As the bridge came to there was a rush and prisoner was pushed from behind. He went forward and put up his hands to guard himself. The next I heard was a splash. I was at the police court the next day, but I was not called. I went there at the suggestion of prisoner's father. I told him what I had seen.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. There may have been one or two between me and prisoner. I did not push; I was leaning against the fence; it</p>
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<p>must have been one of the people between him and Mr. I was not pushed myself. I never spoke to the policeman.</p>
<p>Re-examined. It was a rush from behind.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WEBDON</persName> </hi>, confectioner, West Ferry Road. I have known prisoner four years. He is an honest, respectable boy and a hard worker. I have never heard him use foul language. He plays for a football club in connection with the St. Luke's Church and he also goes to the Bible class.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-107" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMBS RATBAT</persName> </hi> (beer retailer, West Ferry Road), and
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS FREDERICK WATERS</hi> (father of prisoner) gave similar evidence as to character.</p>
<p>(Friday, July 5.)</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120702-19-offence-1 t19120702-name-111"/>Frederick Mazfield Mather</persName> £1 8s., the moneys of
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<p>Mr. Coutts Trotter prosecuted; Mr. Purcell and Mr. Tully-Chriatie defended.</p>
<p>Prisoner was tried at the June Session (see page 284), when the jury disagreed.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">F. M. M. MATHER</hi> </persName> gave evidence for the prosecution similar to that given at trial.</p>
<p>Prisoner, in defence, repeated his evidence on oath. In cross-examination, Mr. Coutts Trotter put to the prisoner documents in the names of Charles Rawlings and others suggested to be in the same handwriting as the declaring-on form of A. White.</p>
<p>Mr. Purcell objected to the evidence as irrelevant to the present indictment and as referring to distinct and separate charges which could have been investigated before the Magistrate. This evidence rejected by the Recorder at the last trial as coming under the case of R. v. Ellis (5 Cr. App. R., 41).</p>
<p>The Common Sergeant said that be did not think the case of R. v. Ellis bore upon this, and he would admit (he cross-examination.</p>
<p>Declaring-on forms in the names of Charles Rawlings, George Gore, R. Gent, E. J. Partridge, were put to the witness and submitted to the jury.</p>
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<p>Mr. W. B. Dalley prosecuted; Mr. J. P. Oliver defended. Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HUBEBT SMITH</hi> </persName>, City Police. On April 29 I was in Houndsditch, where I saw prisoner. I followed him to The Arcade, Liverpool Street. He went into Elkan's at 11.30, and remained there till 12.35. I saw he was ordering goods. When he came out I followed him into Bishopsgate Church Passage where he threw the box (Exhibit 1) into the churchyard. It was empty. Defective-constable Amos picked it up. I still followed prisoner. He went towards the "Old Bishopsgate" public-house, when he had in his hand the box Exhibit 2. I was then with Detective Amos. I said to prisoner, "We are police officers. What have you got in your hand?" He said, "Knives." I said, "Where did you get them? He said, "I bought them in Houndsditch; I will take you there. "He then took me to 72, Hounds
<lb/>ditch. asked the manager there if prisoner had bought any knives there. He said "No, but he has ordered a lot of goods. "Prisoner did not say anything then. I took him to the station. I then made inquiries at Elkan's, and from what I was told he was charged with stealing. At the station there was found on him these fourteen knives. When charged he made no reply.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. My suspicions were aroused from other informa
<lb/>tion I gathered. I had an idea he was what we call "on the job." I expected to see him do something. I did not ask him if he bought the knives in Houndsditch; he said he would take me where he bought them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-120" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE W. TUBPIN</persName> </hi>, manager to John Elkan, 6, Metropolitan Arcade, B. C. Prisoner came in on April 29 at 11.30 and asked me if we sold English cutlery, saying he had been to another house in Houndsditch, and they had recommended him to see me. He showed me their card, Romain and Bolen. He stayed about an hour. He ordered goods to the value of £45. The two boxes of knives were amongst the twenty lots I showed him. They have my writing upon them. About three minutes after prisoner left I checked the goods and found there were two boxes short.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I dare say the knives can be bought elsewhere. When I missed the goods I did not go out to try and find prisoner. Detective Smith came to me two or three minutes after prisoner had left. It was then that I checked the goods. Up to that time I had missed nothing. Prisoner told me he was going to Charing Cross</p>
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<p>to see the manager of the shipping office to get a cheque so that be could come back and pay for the goods he had chosen.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The quantity of articles missing tallied with what prisoner took. I have not the slightest doubt about them being Mr. Elkan's property. I have no private marks on the knives.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-121" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MARSHALL</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On April 29 I was living at 20, Dorset Street, Whitechapel. I went into Elkan's shop. I had not been into one or two shops in Houndsditch before that. Mr. Turpin asked me what I was going to do with the knives. I said, "Sell them on board ship, as I am going to take a passage to Australia on a boat that sails on Wednesday." I told him I was going to the Board of Trade Offices and get some money by showing my seaman's papers at the Charing Cross shipping office. I did not take these goods from Elkan's. They came from Davis's, Denmark Hill. One of the boxes is Faudel and Phillips' and the other Davis's. I did not tell Detective Smith I bought the knives in Houndsditch. He said, "I have followed you from Houndsditch, therefore you had better come to Houndsditch with Mr. "He took me into a place next door to Abraham's. The manager said he did not know me. I have been selling knives this last eight years. I sold some on April 26 to Detective Smith. He asked me if I could get dessert knives to get him half a dozen. This was on the Friday. On the Saturday he was not there, and I sold them in the bar at 99, Bishopsgate Street, I was in Elkan's at ten to eleven and came out at ten past eleven. I was arrested at twenty past. If Mr. Elkan produces the form yon will find I never ordered pocket knives.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have been getting my living by selling knives more than eight years. I have been selling knives regularly for the last eight years as an honest tradesman. I deny that I have been in penal servitude twelve years during the last thirteen. I did not say I had been selling continuously for eight years. On the first day of last session I applied to Sir Forrest Fulton to postpone the trial, and he told me that he would put me back to see if I could get wit
<lb/>nesses. I have been unable to do so because the police-constable would not order witnesses to appear; he has distinctly told them not to do so. In my application before the Recorder last session I handed him a sealed envelope. I did not know what was in it. It was given me while I was doing exercise at Brixton. It was addressed to the clerk, and on the envelope was "to be given to the Judge at the coming trial of prisoner, Edward Marshall." (Envelope handed to prisoner.) This is not my writing on the envelope. I took it to be a statement in answer to a petition I sent to the Home Office asking them to appear at my trial and also to grant me bail to call witnesses from the United States. I mentioned something about documents, but I do not think they should be mentioned because it is private. It is about something stolen from the War Office and now in the-hands of several German anarchists. I do not know whether you call them</p>
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<p>anarchists; they are something to do with the German War Office and shipping offices. I am the only man to get hold of these documents. I said unless I was granted bail a European, war would be the result, and I believe it to be so. This is as true as my attacks upon the police. My mother and two officers in the American Navy are coming over and will be here on Monday. I bought the knives from Davis, pawn broker, Denmark Hill. He advertises a good deal. I have not asked my solicitor to get any witness till this morning. I last saw the American witnesses four years ago. They will speak as to my first seven convictions brought against me, which I deny ever having done.</p>
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<p>Prisoner was further indicted for that he was convicted of felony in the name of William Inglesby at the Newington Quarter Sessions on August 14, 1906.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">OFFICER</hi> (not named). I was present on August 14, 1906, at Newington Quarter Sessions when prisoner was sentenced to five years' penal servitude in the name of William Inglesby after a pre
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<p>Cross-examined. I say that this conviction was on August 14, 1906.</p>
<p>Prisoner. May I make a statement? I wish to say that at Newing
<lb/>ton Sessions he took another man in the name of Marshall who had a number of the same convictions brought up against him as is being brought against me now. I have never had any other name but Marshall.</p>
<p>Prisoner (to Judge Rentoul). I know nothing of the conviction in the name of Inglesby. When I was at Brixton Prison I was informed that there was another Marshall there. In 1906 I was in Buenos Ayres. I left there on August 27 for Portsmouth. I can call two American officers to prove I was at that time a petty officer in the Royal Navy. They will be here on Monday next.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLEMAN</hi> </persName>, clerk to the Governor, Dartmoor Prison. I know prisoner quite well. He was sentenced in 1906 and released on April 10, 1912.</p>
<p>Verdict, Guilty.</p>
<p>Prisoner was further indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HUBERT SMITH</hi> </persName> recalled. I produce the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions and copy of notice served upon prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES WHEELER</hi> </persName>. I was present at South London Sessions on January 11, 1899, when prisoner was sentenced to three years' penal servitude in the name of Robert Campbell for larceny.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I prosecuted in that case. I caught you outside the "Swan," near the Crystal Palace.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WILLIAM ISAM</hi> </persName>, Chelmsford Police. I was present at Chelmsford Quarter Sessions on January 1, 1902, when prisoner was sentenced to five years' penal servitude as Henry Isaacs for larceny. I have no doubt it was this man. I apprehended him.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. I pleaded guilty to that, but this officer was not in charge. The officer was Scott.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-126" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS PEAECE</persName> </hi>, Criminal Investigation Department. I was present at North London Sessions on August 14, 1906, when prisoner was sentenced to five years' penal servitude in the name of Inglesby. I have no doubt he is the man.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HUBERT SMITH</hi> </persName> recalled. I had a conversation with prisoner with reference to this jemmy. He said he took it to Davis, 1, Clapham Common, for a friend of his. This was on the 18th, nine days after his last release. It had signs of being recently used when we found it. I told prisoner there was a jemmy left at this man's house, and he said "Yes, I left it there; it is not mine. A friend of mine named Pedler—you will find him in White's Bow—asked me to take it to an address for him and I forgot it." This knife was found on prisoner and he was charged with the offence on April 29.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OLIVER</hi>. He is charged with an offence that has not been proved.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PEARCE</hi>, recalled. I have heard the three convictions proved. The five years was proved when I had prisoner at North London Sessions; the other convictions were also mentioned and he admitted then that they were correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-128" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BAXTER</persName> </hi>, salesman to Farquharson and Co., Houndsditch. On April 16 last prisoner came into our place and ordered about £300 worth of goods. He said he was a petty officer in the Austra
<lb/>lian Navy, and that he wanted the goods for sale on board the vessel going out. After he left I found two dozen pocket knives missing.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have not seen the knives since. I suspected at the time that prisoner took them and gave information to the police.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK</hi> W. Low</persName>, manager to Charles Clements, 17, Billiter Street, E. C. On April 29 prisoner came into our shop. He said he required some six dozen knives; could we supply them at a dis
<lb/>count? I showed him several patterns. From those he went on to strops, razors and scissors. He was in the shop an hour and twenty minutes. We really suspected the man was up to some mischief, but nothing was missed till the officer came in with this knife which is stamped with our name and address. I did not sell the knife.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am positive we did not sell this knife.</p>
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<p>Mr. Bodkin prosecuted; Mr. Lewis and Mr. Warburton defended.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK ROBBINGS</hi> </persName>, 233 C. I know prisoner well as the proprietor of Westbourne Chambers, 84, Charing Cross Road. It is a block of flats over a loan office. I have known him three years. On March 21 I was on duty in Charing Cross Road and took a woman, named Martha Nielman into custody. I knew her as a common prostitute residing at 84, Charing Cross Road. She was convicted and recommended for deportation. During May I saw prisoner daily. He asked me to have a drink on several occasions and passed remarks about the young girls passing. "Nice, quiet girls like mine." Sometimes he spoke about the weather. I always told him to mind his own business; I did not want to have anything to do with him. On May 27 I arrested Eva Nielson, another prosti
<lb/>tute living at 84, Charing Cross Road, for accosting. She was recommended for deportation. On May 29, in the evening, prisoner said to Mr. "I looked for you last night and could not find you. What do you want to lock my girls up for?" I said, "What do you mean?" He replied, "Well, business is business, you know. I don't want to be bad friends. Take this," producing two two-shilling pieces and one shilling, "and I will bring you out a drink." I said, "Any information you want about the girls go to Great Marlborough Street Police Station, but drink and money I should not think of accepting. Go away. As I have told you before, remember, once and for all, I shall not put up with you following me about. "I went away, and prisoner went into the saloon of the public-house at the corner of Old Compton Street and Charing Cross Road. A quarter of an hour later he came across the road towards me and took hold of my right arm, saying," Don't be nasty; I know you locked the girl Niel
<lb/>son up the night before last. Can't you see the harm you are doing me? Take this, that will be all right," and again produced the money. I told him I should take him into custody and prefer a charge against him for obstructing the police. He said, "No, that be damned for a tale. This won't come off." I took him to Great Marlborough Street, and in prisoner's hearing told the facts to the station officer. I wrote down what occurred immediately afterwards. When the charge was read over prisoner said, "I hold a lease of 84, Charing Cross Road, and there is twenty years to run yet." I searched prisoner, and on him were found the two two-shilling pieces and the" one shilling, also 2 1/2 d. in bronze. Next day prisoner was remanded, on bail. On June 7 I saw prisoner at the court again. He was very drunk. He was remanded in custody. On the 14th the case was gone into, and he was committed for trial.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have seen women taking men nightly to these premises. I am positive there were five or six prostitutes living there. I have reported those I know as prostitutes. I have heard that one of</p>
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<p>the resident medical men from Charing Cross Hospital has been at this house six years. I do not know that a well-known member of the Bar has been there six years. I said at the police court, "I have never liked this man since I have been in the division." I do not see how anybody could like him when he is always in the company of prostitutes. I am not prejudiced against the man at all. I know he has been in the service of several noble families in England. When I arrested prisoner he did not say, "This beats cock-fighting, but let me go and tell the missus." He was charged with obstructing the police. His being charged with bribery was nothing to do with me; that was done in conference at the solicitor's office.</p>
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<lb/>mises. She said she belonged to the music halls. She was arrested on March 21. I did not know it at the time. Eva Nielson was arrested on May 27. She was only with me three weeks. She came as a music hall artist. I have never seen the women bring men in. On May 29, about 10 p.m., I saw Police-constable Robbings. I said, "Good evening." He said, "Hullo, Jack, are you going across to have your tonic?" I said, "I am." I was in the public-house about five minutes. I saw him on my way back. Nothing he has said took place. He was standing in the same place. He said to me, "It looks like rain." I said, "Yes, it looks like thunder; I think we shall have a storm. "We stood there a minute or two. I then said, "I will be going upstairs now." He collared me by the arm and said, "Come along with Mr." I said, "Goodness gracious, what for?" He said, "I will let you know when I get there." I said, "Let me go and tell the wife, there is nobody at home only her and the grandchild. "As I was going up Old Compton Street I said, "I am damned if this doesn't beat cook-fighting." I heard him state the facts at the station. I made no observation. The 5s. I had on me belonged to my wife; it was her change. This is the first time I have ever been charged with any offence.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. There are 12 rooms in the house. Nine are letting-out rooms. I have had two', three, and four rooms empty all the year. Nielman lived there a few weeks. Only one other girl lived there. She was there about a month. One paid 50s. and the other £2 a week. That includes attendance and linen. They came by seeing a board up with "Rooms to let." I did not ask for references. I do not know of a woman named Martha Richter being arrested for being a disorderly prostitute on March 10, or Helen Allen in Septem
<lb/>ber last, who gave the address of No. 84, Charing Cross Road. I do not remember women constantly disappearing from my premises and not coming back. I did not know of a woman named Larsen or Larkin</p>
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<p>being arrested for being drunk and disorderly on May 20. All tenants have a key. We live at the top of the house. They all paid in advance.</p>
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<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. E. Percival Clarke prosecuted; Sir Frederick Low, K. C., M. P., and Mr. Aubrey Davies appeared for prisoner.</p>
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<p>Mr. Bodkin and Mr. Travers Humphreys prosecuted; Mr. Curtis Bennett defended.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. CUNNINGHAM</hi> </persName>, 36, Lochinvar Street, Balham. The deceased was my mother; she had been separated from my father for about two years. She first made prisoner's acquaintance about three years ago; prisoner used to visit her at Letchworth Street, Tooting, where she lived, and generally stayed the night. He left England in September, 1910, and returned in May last. In that month I was at the "George Hotel," Balham, with my mother, when we met prisoner by chance. After that I saw him at mother's house, 62, Balham Grove, several times. About a fortnight before her death he gave her a sovereign to buy a hat, and they went out together to get it; on their return they were both rather intoxicated; prisoner stayed that night. Two days after I heard him threaten mother with the wash-hand jug, saying," I will knock your b—brains out with this jug. "He was not sober. On June 6 I met mother about a quarter to one and left her at 1.30; during that time she only had one drink; she see-med pretty well; there were no signs of injuries about her. I did not again see her</p>
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<lb/>soner. He said, "Ethel, I have killed your mother; I only wish I had not; will you come round?" He had had some drink. I fol
<lb/>lowed him to 62, Balham Grove; I wanted to go into the back kitchen where mother lay, but he pushed me back, saying, "You can't go in; fetch a policeman, or I will cut my throat. "Some men came up and took him away, and I then went into the kitchen. While there I heard prisoner say, "God bless her; may I kiss her?" The three flat-irons (produced) belonged to mother; also the chair produced. When I last saw it before June 6 the chair was not split and dented as it is now. Mother was a good-tempered woman until she was in drink or upset; about five or six glasses would make her quarrelsome.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When they were sober mother and prisoner appeared to be very fond of each other; when under the influence of drink they would swear at each other; he has threatened her; she has accused him of being fond of other women.</p>
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<lb/>soner as a friend of mother's. About a fortnight before her death I heard him threaten her. He caught hold of her and said, "Give me a knife, I will kill her "; he was not sober. On a later occasion he threatened to murder her with a wash-hand jug.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-145" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BIGGS</persName> </hi>, potman, "Duke of Devonshire," Balham High Road. On June 6, about 11.30 a.m., I saw prisoner in our bar; he was saber.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN THORNTON</hi> </persName>, sweep. On June 6, about 11.45 a.m., I was in Russian Road, Wandsworth; that is about 10 minutes' walk from Balham Grove. I saw a man very similar to prisoner leaning with his back against No. 8, Russian Road. About 120 yards from there, in Thurley Road, I saw the deceased woman; she was arranging her hair; she wore a hat which looked as if it had been mauled; she seemed upset and agitated. We had a conversation. Later I passed the man again, and he made an observation to me; I noticed some
<lb/>thing about his manner of speech. Later on I saw a number of men put up in a row, but did not identify anyone. On June 21 I gave evidence at the police court; I remained in court. I heard prisoner at the end say," I reserve my defence. "I then thought his way of speaking sounded very similar to that of the man who spoke to me in., Russian Road. Still, I am not able to say for certain that I had ever seen prisoner before seeing him at the police court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. DICKINSON</hi> </persName>. I occupy the top-floor at 62, Balham Grove. On June 6. about 12.45 p.m., deceased called out to me from the passage to ask if anyone had been. I answered her, and she went out. I next saw her about a quarter to two at the street door. She was quite sober. About two o'clock I heard three screams in a woman's voice coming from the downstairs rooms, also some thumps, as if a piece of furniture was being banged up and down. Shortly after I heard the street door slammed, and from my window I saw prisoner; he passed two doors down the street and then turned back and got in through the front-room</p>
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<p>window. He was staggering very much. I went out and re
<lb/>turned with my husband about half-past seven; prisoner was then in his back room; I heard no further sounds.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had on other occasions heard sounds of quarrel
<lb/>ing from Mrs. Jeeves's rooms, and I thought this was an ordinary quarrel.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-148" type="given" value="DERWENT"/>DERWENT M. MILES</persName> </hi>. On June 6, about 9 p.m., I heard coming from the front garden of 62, Balham Grove, sounds of a woman sobbing. I saw prisoner standing at the gate. With a neighbour (Bryant) I went into the ground-floor back room, where I saw mrs. Jeeves lying on her back on the floor in a pool of blood; she was dead. We kept prisoner till the police arrived. Just before leaving he looked at the body and said, "Good-bye, old sort."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner seemed stupified with drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-149" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BRYANT</persName> </hi> corroborated.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BALDWIN DAINES</hi> </persName>. I saw prisoner at Wandsworth Police Station on the night of June 6. I cautioned him, and asked, "Do you know what you are being detained here fort" He replied, "Yes." Later he said, "I won't beat about the bush; I killed the woman; that ends it: we had a row; I did it when I was drunk."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner had been drinking.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE NICHOLLS</hi> </persName>. On June 7 I told prisoner I should charge him with wilful murder. He replied, "I used to live with her and I went away to sea; when I came back I met her again; she accused me of drinking with other women; we had a row; I struck her and I killed her; that is the b—end of it; we had been drinking together.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-154" type="given" value="GEORGE KARR"/>GEORGE KARR GRIMMER</persName> </hi>, divisional surgeon. On June 6, about a quarter to 10 p.m., I went to 62, Balham Grove, and saw the dead body of Jeeves. There was much blood coming from serious wounds in the head. On the floor was this flat-iron; there were blood and hair on it. On June 9 I made a post-mortem examination. There were four large scalp wounds on the top of the head; a very extensive wound behind the right ear and a smaller one on the neck. The skull was fractured. All the wounds could have been inflicted with this flat-iron. I saw prisoner at the station soon after midnight; he smelt very strongly of drink and was unsteady in his walk. There was no injuries on him.</p>
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<p>used to have when in drink, which was. quite frequently. On June 5 he had been out drinking all the day. He had never seen or spoken to Thornton, and did not know where Russian 'Road was. He got to 62, Balham Grove, about 12 or one o'clock midday. Only Jeeves was there. He had no very good recollection of what happened. She started rowing with him. Suddenly she jumped up and said, "I will either murder you, Frank, or you will Mr." She picked up the flat iron and threw it at him. She made a rush at him with both her hands; the struck her and she fell, partly from the blow and partly from the drink she had had. She got. up and said, "I am hot done yet." She had the iron in her hand and punched him about the ribs with it; he tried to take it from her; she raised it and aimed to strike his head with it; he dodged it, and it struck net own head, He had no clear recollection of what followed, he was so much dazed with the drink and the quarrel; he must have snatched the iron away in the struggle and struck her with it.</p>
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<p>In April, 1909, prisoner received three months' hard labour for wounding a prostitute with whom he was living.</p>
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<p>(Friday, July 5.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120702-24-offence-2 t19120702-name-159"/>Elizabeth Johnson</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<p>Prisoner had been deserted by her husband four year's ago; for some long time she had been addicted to drinking.</p>
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<p>(Friday, Saturday, and Monday, July 5, 6, and 8.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Wynn Werninck prosecuted; Mr. Purcell defended.</p>
<p>Prisoner was tried at the June Session (see page 321), when the jury disagreed. The evidence at that trial was now repeated.</p>
<p>With reference to prisoner's evidence in the former trial as to a certain statement made by a Mr. Boucock Bird (see page 325) when</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK WEST</hi> </persName>, C Division, repeated the evi
<lb/>dence he had given, and added: At the station Mr. Boucock Bird, in the presence of prisoner, said, "I saw two men run out of the house. One had a black coat on. That was after Mr. By worth' had gone." Prisoner made no statement on that. A description of these two men was circulated.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am speaking from memory as to what Mr. Bird said, assisted by the description that he gave me at the time of which I took a note. He is outside now. We have not communicated with him since the last trial, and I have had no conversation with him. Mr. Byworth wrote to him. On prisoner I found this tailor's receipt (pro
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-163" type="given" value="JOSEPH BOUCOCK"/>JOSEPH BOUCOCK BIRD</persName> </hi>. I go to the A Cambrian Stores "to meet prosecutor two or three times a week. On May 20 I was sitting with him at table No. 3, on his left, at the end of the long side facing the wall. As he was finishing his lunch I was looking at a piece of jewellery with a glass in my left eye; my right eye was closed. There was a sort of tussle. I took my glass out ad saw Mr. Byworth running to the door. I did not see the bag taken; I saw it was gone. Another man was behind him in a dark coat. I did not see what happened to Mr. Byworth. When I first went in, to the best of my belief a man was sitting at No. 9 table and one at No. 10, and one at No. 7; the man at No. 9 had a dark coat on. After this robbery the first I noticed of Miss Izard was when she opened the window and called for the police. When Mrs. Wilson came up there were no customers in the room be
<lb/>sides myself. I waited there until Mr. Byworth returned and then we went to the police station.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. He asked me to do so. I was asked at the station if I had seen prisoner, and I said I had not. I told them when I have stated in my evidence to-day. Sergeant West asked me to attend at the police court the following morning, and I did so. I was not called. I cannot say whether there were one or two men behind Mr. Byworth; I might have told Sergeant West I saw two men when at the station in the excitement. I should say now there was only one. Mr. Byworth wrote to me last night to come here. After the last hearing he told me that prisoner had said I had said at the station that a man with a black coat had taken the bag. I did not say that; I did not see the bag stolen, and I could not have said it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY WILLIAM BARNICOTT</hi> </persName>, C Division. At 3.20 p.m. on May 20 I took the charge against prisoner. I first took the prose
<lb/>cutor's statement, then Johnston's, then the constable's, and then Mr. Bird's. In the presence of prisoner Mr. Bird said, "I was setting at a table with Mr. Byworth. I was looking at some-thing Byworth was showing Mr. Byworth was thrown over. I thought it was a joke. I saw two men running out of the door, one of them dressed in black. I did not see the prisoner there. "I took a note of that in the memo
<lb/>randum book. When he got to the word "black" prisoner said, "He says the man who stole the bag was dressed in black." I said, "No,</p>
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<p>he says that of the two men who ran out of the door one of them was dressed in black. "He made no reply. I made no note of their latter part of the conversation.</p>
<p>Prisoner's further evidence on this point was as follows:</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-165" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT COLLINGHAM</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). When giving my evidence at the previous trial I was under the impression that Mr. Bird had said that the man who took the bag was in a dark suit. When I heard him as I thought say that, I said, "You hear what he says—a man with a dark suit. That could not be Mr. I have a light one on. "All the inspector said to me was "Shut up." Mr. Bird spoke in a very quiet voice and I misheard him.</p>
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<p>It was stated that prisoner had been charged in May, 1910, with' the theft of some money, but on his refunding this the charge was with
<lb/>drawn. He was an associate of a man named Conway, who had now absconded, with whom he had been for the past three months to the" Cambrian Stores."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THE COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<p>(Friday, July 5.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19120702-26-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, the endorsements on certain orders for the payment of £15 17s., £31 12s., and £6 9s. 9d. respectively, in each case with in
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<interp inst="t19120702-26-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>having received certain property, to wit, the said cheques for £15 17s., £31 12s., and £6 9s. 9d. for and' on account of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120702-26-offence-2 t19120702-name-167"/>Ernest Noeh</persName>, unlawfully did fraudulently convert the same to his own use.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Eustace Fulton prosecuted; Mr. Daniel Warde defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-168" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST NOEH</persName> </hi>, trimming manufacturer, Annenberg, Saxony, On October 1, 1911, I entered into agreement with prisoner (produced) to act as agent for me in London, obtain orders., transmit them to me, and render accounts furnished by me to the customers, which were to be paid direct to Mr. Among the customers introduced was Bususio, of 29, Barbican. Produced is my monthly statement dated January 21, 1911, for £16 5s. 5d. less 2 1/2 per cent.—£15 17s. It bears" printed on the side "All payments to be made direct to the firm. "It was sent by me to prisoner. Similar statements are produced for goods delivered in February amounting, after deducting 3 3/4 per cent., to £31 12s. 9d., and of March 22, 1912, for £6 9s. 9d. On this state
<lb/>ment the words "Payments to be made direct to the firm" have been cut off. Three cheques produced for £15 17s., £301 12s., and £6 9s. 9d. are made payable to Ernest Noeh or order, they are endorsed in my name, not by me and without any authority given by Me. I wrote to prisoner about Bususto's account and received letters from him of March 13 and March 14, stating that he had settled the matter</p>
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<p>and was expecting a cheque. On March 29 he wrote, "Bususto's settlement en route. "(A number of letters were produced up to April 20 referring to a settlement being come to with regard to Bususto's account.) On May 14 prisoner telegraphed stating that he was coming to see me in Germany, bringing cheques. He did not call on Mr. I have never received the proceeds of the three cheques mentioned.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. There were no disputes between me and Bususto. Prisoner told me that he had collected the money. I received no account from prisoner showing that there were large sums due to him for commission.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-169" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER JAMES</persName> </hi> Low, clerk to Bususto and Co., manufacturer's agents. On March 8 prisoner received cheque for £15 17s., on March 22 cheque for £31 12s., and early in April cheque for £6 9s. 9d.; they are signed by my principal and delivered to him in my presence. Prisoner asked if we could oblige him with the cheques as Mr. Noeh wanted them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-170" type="given" value="SAMUEL ALEXANDER"/>SAMUEL ALEXANDER BEARDS</persName> </hi>, 31, Barbican, wholesale jeweller. On March 8 prisoner bought me cheque for £15 17s. produced and asked me if I would oblige him with an open cheque for it, which I did. On or about March 22 I cashed cheque for £31 12s. and on May 7 I gave him an open cheque in return for cheque produced for £6 9s. 9d. Prisoner endorsee all these cheques in my presence. I asked him if he bad authority to sign Ernest Noefo's name; he said he had. I knew prisoner had a banking account. He said he wanted the ready money to pay his staff.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have known prisoner for two years as a respect
<lb/>ble man. When the case was before the Alderman I saw prosecutor with his interpreter. I said through the interpreter, "It is a pity you did not come to an arrangement before this came on for trial. "Prose
<lb/>cutor said that if Doland gave him £200 he would settle the matter. He complained of the loss of time through being in this country, that his factory was not being properly conducted, and that he had been put to £30 or £40 expenses.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-171" type="given" value="BERNARD"/>BERNARD ROPER</persName> </hi>, clerk to Lloyd's Batik, 44, Aldersgate Street. I produce certified copy of the account of H. Dolftrid arid Cfo., Limited, between November 14, 1911, and June 29, 1912.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-172" type="surname" value="DIGBY"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN DIGBY</hi> </persName>, City. On June 4, at 10.15 a.m., I saw prisoner at Moor Lane Police Station. I had received a letter making an appointment for him to surrender. Prosecutor was present and produced three cheques. I said to prisoner', "This is Mr. Noeh, he 1 about to give you into custody for misappropriating the proceeds of these three cheques. "Prisoner's solicitor was with him; prisoner said, "I am not guilty." He was then formally charged, and made" no reply.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. On May 30 an information was laid against pri
<lb/>soner for forgery; there was not sufficient evidence for the warrant to be granted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-173" type="given" value="HORACE"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE PHIPPS</hi> </persName>, City (called at the request of Mr. Warde). I have made inquiries about prisoner. He came from Germany about</p>
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<p>nine years ago, worked for Samuel, Pitfield Street, making hat-shapes for 18 months. He afterwards worked for a man in Hoxton in the same trade, and then set up for himself in 8, South Street, where he had a room on the third floor for nine months. He then took two rooms at 58, Hatton Garden, for 12 months. He then had a fancy shop at Southend. which he kept. during the season. He bears a pretty good character.</p>
<p>To Mr. Fulton. We have had three complaints from persons abroad who have supplied prisoner with goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-174" type="given" value="HENRY MARTIN"/>HENRY MARTIN DOLAND</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am a manufacturer's agent, a native of Germany, and have been nine years in England, I have had no previous charge made against Mr. In October, 1911, I entered into agreement (produced) with prosecutor. I received the three cheques, endorsed them, and cashed them as stated. I had no in
<lb/>tention of keeping the money. It is customary for an agent to endorse and cash the cheques received for his principal. I produce account showing the amount I have received on account of prosecutor, the com
<lb/>missions due to me for goods sold, and that I Owe prosecutor a balance of £52 2s. 10d., which I am prepared to pay to him in due course. I have upwards of £200 owing to me from other customers and am per
<lb/>fectly able to pay my debts 20s. in the £.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have not rendered the account (produced) to prosecutor. The reason I cashed the cheques with Beards was that my bank would take three or five days to clear the cheques. I was told by Lloyd's Bank that they would take no cheques unless drawn in the name of Doland and Co. I left for Germany, and was intending to go to Annenberg, but I heard from my clerk in London that prosecutor was writing very sharp letters, and I therefore went straigm back to London. I did not tell prosecutor I had received Bususto's money and paid it into my own business, which I had.</p>
<p>(Saturday, July 6.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-175" type="given" value="HENRY MARTIN"/>HENRY MARTIN DOLAND</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath), further cross-examined. Doland and Co., Limited, was registered as a company on Novem
<lb/>ber 6, 1911, with a capital of £500 £1 shares. I subscribed for one share, Edward Boss for one share; in return for my business, office furniture, fittings, etc., I was allotted as vendor 495 £1 shares. Eighty-four shires have since been taken by a Belgian firm from me in respect of money which I owed them.</p>
<p>Verdict, "We find prisoner guilty in the case of the first two cheques of converting the prosecutor's money to ids own use but with
<lb/>out fraudulent intention at the time of cashing the two cheques. On the third cheque we find him guilty of robbery; that he fraudulently converted the third cheque for £6 9s. 9d."</p>
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<p>Mr. W. B. Mockett prosecuted.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by Simpson. I left the public house at 12.20 p.m. I remember coming into Amersham Vale police station the night you were arrested. The sergeant asked me what was the matter and I told him. I did not say, "There is the man that punched me and robbed me, Simpson." I mentioned no names; I pointed to the men. Cross-examined by Marchant. No tees come after me the night you were arrested; a constable came and told me I was wanted at Black
<lb/>heath station. When I got here you were standing with other men. They told me if I saw the man I was to touch him. I touched you.</p>
<p>To Allen. I identified you by a black mark under the eye. When you were in the public-house you had no wrapper on because Simpson had is on his hand.</p>
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<p>To the Court. 1 saw these men first in the public-house. The girl asked me to treat them. I did so. I went out with Marchant to the lavatory. I did not go back. I said to Marchant, "I think I had better be going. "That was 12.20. I was going to see if any of my mates were in the public-house in Creek Eoad. I said good-night to them and left them. Then Allen came up and afterwards Simpson crossed the road and struck me in the face. Allen caught hold of my arms, I was forced on the ground and they got through my pockets. 'aye took all 1 had. Then they started to run. I got up and called for help. I ran in the same direction. I saw a constable and told him., I went to the station with another constable. Simpson and Allen were there when I got there. I have never told anybody I had any doubt about the men.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GREEN</hi> </persName>. I arrested Allen. I recognised Simpson and let him go. I asked Allen what he was running for—He said, "My mate shouted out "Blackleg T and he ran and I ran with him." The other prisoner I did not know. He ran in the other direction. Shortly afterwards I looked round to see if there was anything wrong; I saw nothing wrong and told them not to shout at that time in the morning. I let them go. A minute or two afterwards prosecutor came up. In consequence of what he told me I went in search of prisoners and found them in High Street, Deptford. Prisoners recognised me coming after them and ran down Reginald Road. I saw Police-con
<lb/>stable Robinson on the other side of the road and gave him the signal to follow. When I got within five or six yard of Allen he swung his arm twice and I heard the jingle of coin... I shouted to the other police-constable to go after Simpson, and I took Allen to the station. I afterwards found 10s. 2d. on the waste ground, amongst the rubbish and grass, which Allen had traversed. At daylight next morning I went back and found another 3s. 4d.</p>
<p>To Simpson. You were arrested half a mile from the scene of this affair. You were not put up for identification when you were taken to the station, because you were caught red-handed. You came round the corner together. You were not half a mile away when I first saw you.</p>
<p>To Marchant. I did not identify you at all.</p>
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<p>To Marchant. I did not see you there.</p>
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<p>Simpson and Allen." I said, "That is quite right." He said, "I can prove I did not see them tea; night, I was in bed when the job hap
<lb/>pened." I said, "I shall take you to Blackheath Road police station and if identified you will be charged with assaulting and robbing prosecutor concerned with Allen and Simpson." He said, "All right. "I took him to Blackheath Road police station, where he was placed with eight others of similar build and age. I asked him if he was satisfied. He said yes. Prosecutor was called in and at once identi
<lb/>fied Marchant. Prisoner then said, "I was with the other two men and prosecutor; we were all in the pub and had a drink together. We came outside and waited for a time and the other two men did it on him. I did not touch him." When charged he made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-188" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY COOMBES</persName> </hi>, 31, Ellen Street, Deptford. On June 14 in the evening I was in the "Duke" public house, High Street, Deptford, between 10.20 and 10.25; there was only Allen's mother there and I. Simpson and two strangers came in. I had a drink with prosecutor. We went outside, had a drink somewhere else and came back about 10.35. I had a drink with prosecutor, and he gate Allen's mother a drink and 3d. Simpson and Marchant stood on the corner as we went in. Marchant nodded his head to Mr. Prosecutor asked me if I knew them; I said yes, and he said, "Ask the lads to have a drink." They had several drinks togther. Prosecutor left about 11.30. Allen, Simpson and Marchant left at 11.40. I know Marchant and Simpson. Statements before the magistrate. Simpson: "I want to call wit
<lb/>nesses. "Marchant:" I was riot there. I was in the 'Duke' public-house when prosecutor came in with a young woman. She asked me if I would have a drink. Prosecutor said to me, 'Will you show me the urinal?' I showed it. We came back. Outside the public-house he said, 'I am going home, good night.' I went in the public-house and stayed there about 10 minutes, then I came out and went home. It was 11.55. I want to call witnesses."</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-189" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SIMPSON</persName> </hi>, father of prisoner Simpson. (To Simpson.) I did not see you at 11.40 p.m. on June 14. I took you home at 11.50 to my house and you left at 12.25. You left because I had an argu
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<p>Cross-examined. I was at the police court prepared to give evidence; the magistrate said I was too late, and advised me to come here, I have not been convicted and sentenced a great many times. I was convicted once. That was Her Most Gracious Majesty's Jubilee. I got 15 months. I was only a lad then. I might have been convicted at the police court for being drunk, etc.</p>
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<p>went indoors. Me and any father had an argument, and I left about 12.30. I met Allen outside the "Duke" again. A copper come running up High Street. Allen said to me, "There goes a policeman; let us go down here; you know what policemen are late at night. "We go down Reginald Road, the policeman started running and blowing his whistle. I ran away to get indoors again. I did not want to get locked up. I was arrested at the bottom, of Reginald Road. I was not put up for identification. When prosecutor came to the station he goes' at once into the yard with a police-constable. He goes from that yard and makes a statement that I was the man, Charles Simpson, that robbed him and takes the money away. Where did prosecutor find my name from? We don't know what passed between that police
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<p>Cross-examined. I will tell you why I ran. Three or four weeks ago there were about 20 standing in Griffin Street; ope was singing a song. Two policemen walks through the crowd straight up to me and says, "Simpson, was that you singing?" I said, "Certainly not." If you don't go out of that I will put pains in your ear hole." That is the position I am placed in Deptford with these police. If I come into a court everyone knows Simpson there.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. MARCHANT</hi> </persName> Prisoner Marchant got home about 11.50 p.m. on June 14. I got out of bed to let him in. I saw the time by my clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-192" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MARCHANT</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I admit being with the man drinking, out as for being with him when he was robbed I know nothing. I was indoors. I heard next morning. I did not know who done it.</p>
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<p>Numerous convictions were proved against Simpson and Marchant; and three against Allen.</p>
<p>Sentences: Simpson and Marchant,
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<p>(Saturday, July 6.)</p> </div1>
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<p>They did not Jive together on very good terms; they quarrelled; he would sometimes hit her, very seldom. I have seen him kick her, very seldom. On June 8 I came back at about 11. Mother was lying on the sofa in the kitchen fully dressed. She seemed to be asleep. Father was out then. I went up to bed. I was awakened some time after by somebody calling. It sounded like mother's voice. My sister Carrie went down, I stayed in bed. Mother staggered into the room in her nightdress. The room was dark. Mrs. Gillam came into the room. I noticed a mess on the floor, which I afterwards found to be blood, where my mother had been standing. Mrs. Gillam and I helped mother into Mrs. Gillam's front room; mother was in a state of col
<lb/>lapse; she was holding the lower part of her body. I went to get some rags from the first floor front, room, used by father and mother as a bedroom; father was in bed, apparently asleep.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The quarrels between father and mother generally commenced with mother; she was quarrelsome when in drink, which was very often. I have seen her throw things and threaten to use the poker. She was unreasonable and violent. When I say father kicked mother it was a slight kick, not in a dangerous part. The lavatory was downstairs in the garden; there was none in the house. Mother has made use of a pail which was in the kitchen, fairly often.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-196" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE KAY</persName> </hi>, prisoner's daughter. On June 8 I was asleep and was awakened by someone calling. I went downstairs. Mother was in her bedroom sitting on the 'bed with her nightdress on; father was in the kitchen sitting on the guard, dressed, except his hat. He had his boots on. I went upstairs with mother to my brother's room.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When I came downstairs it was dark. There was a light in the kitchen. I think father was in the kitchen. He was sitting on the guard, which goes round the fireplace.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-197" type="given" value="MARY ELIZABETH"/>MARY ELIZABETH GILLAM</persName> </hi>. Deceased was my sister. I occupied the top front room at 8, Runham Street. On June 8 I saw the deceased about 6.30 p.m. She had had a drop of drink. That was customary with her on Saturday nights and sometimes in the week. Next morn
<lb/>ing about 2.30 I saw her on the stairs in her night attire. I saw some' blood on the floor and assisted her upstairs. I sent for the doctor. I have lived at the house nine years. I have heard the deceased and prisoner quarrelling. I have seen her strike him and he would strike her with his fist occasionally. She was aggravating when she had had a drop to drink. I have not seen prisoner drunk; he would only have a drop sometimes when he came home from work.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner and his wife might have thrown things at one another. Deceased has struck Mr. I should describe prisoner as a sober, hard-working man, and a good husband and father. De
<lb/>ceased was apt to be very violent when drunk—I have seen her catch up a poker to him.</p>
<p>Re-examined. The poker incident was six or seven months ago; she would take it out of the prate and would go to hit him. I used to get out of the room. I could not tell you whether she hit him or not.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MICHAEL MCMANUS</hi> </persName>, 268, Walworth Road. On June 9, early morning, I was called to 8, Runham Street, and saw deceased lying on the bed upstairs in a collapsed condition. I examined her and found a bruising of the left labium of the vagina. There was a lacera
<lb/>tion just inside. I thought she ought to go to a hospital, and com
<lb/>municated with the police. I went again about 3.15 and found her dead. The subsequent day I made a post-mortem and found a contu
<lb/>sion about 4 in. by 2 in. on the left labium and a laceration about 1 1/4 in. long and 1/4 in. deep. That was where the bleeding had come from. In the flesh I found a blood clot and indications of a broken blood-vessel. The cause of death in my opinion was heart failure from shock and loss of blood. The injury was caused by great violence, and considerable force must have been used. A kick from a boot could have caused the injuries. I saw signs that she had been an intemperate woman.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I should say she had been a chronic alcoholic sub
<lb/>ject. When a person is in that condition bruising or laceration is pro
<lb/>duced more easily. A slight cause in that condition might produce a serious bruise. The blood-vessels get into a less sound condition. In a normally healthy subject the injuries I saw were not sufficient to account for death if the person had laid down directly; walking about the house and upstairs no doubt increased the haemorrhage. A woman in her nightdress using a pail to relieve herself and slipping on the edge of it mig. possibly receive* such! injuries, but I do not think that this was the more likely cause in this case. Falling on to the ears of the handle of the pail from a height might be likely.</p>
<p>Re-examined. I have in my mind a pail with a wooden handle. The bruise could have been caused in that way. There were bruises on both thighs on the inner side. I cannot picture the position a woman would have to get into in order to injure herself as in this case with such a thing as a pail.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-199" type="given" value="ATHOL RAYMOND"/>ATHOL RAYMOND MOORE</persName> </hi>, divisional surgeon. I was present with the last witness at the post-mortem. I agree with his description of the injuries. They were caused b—a severe blow, probably the result of direct violence. They may have been caused by a fall and striking the edge of a chair, but it would have to be from a height. There had been a good deal of violence used to cause these injuries. You would not get a swelling two-thirds the size of your fist without a good deal of violence. I do not think the injuries were caused by slipping on a pail; they were caused by a blow from a boot, I should say.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. There must have been a good deal of force used in this case. I agree that a chronic alcoholic subject would require a less blow to effect the same injury than a healthy person, but in this case the blood-vessels were not so degenerated as they would have been if the deceased had been 10 years older.</p>
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<p>dead. The bedclothes were saturated with blood. I went down to the first floor, and saw prisoner lying on a bed asleep; he was undressed except a soft shirt with collar attached with tie on. I woke him up, and said, "Do you know anything of this?" pointing to the blood on the floor. He said, "Yes, I will tell you. About 12 to-night or after she came into the front room." I said, "Which room, which floor?" He said, "First floor from the kitchen, and she, my wife, started arguing the point, and, of course, I kicked her. "I cautioned him, and told him I should arrest him for the murder of his wife, and anything he said might be used in evidence against him. He replied, "I am very sorry, but I have told you the truth." He was taken to the police station and formally charged with wilful murder. He said, "Not wilful."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have heard nothing against his character. He is in regular employment.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-201" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY KAY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On June 8 J got home about seven o'clock and had my tea. I then told my wife I was going out to buy a pair of boots. I came back about hall-past eight. I had a wash, changed my clothes and put my boots on. I told her I was going out to buy some tools. No quarrel arose. J came home about 12.10 or 12.15. I had been drinking fairly heavily. J went into the kitchen and saw my wife sitting on a chair. She started abusing me. I said, "I am going to bed." I went into the bedroom. I sat facing the door. My wife came to the door and started calling me names. She rushed at me and I put my foot up. I had my boots on, and I must have caught her, I could not say where, it must have been a heavy blow. She just went away. I went to bed. The next I remember was being awakened by the police. I did not know the injury was serious. I kicked her on the legs four or six months ago, but not since. I had no intention of injuring my wife that night.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. She had annoyed me that evening and threatened me. I was not angry with her. Putting my foot up and catching her as I did I should call a kick, that is what I meant by saying I kicked her. When I answered the inspector I was half asleep and half awake.</p>
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<p>Mr. E. J. Purchase and Mr. Comyns Oarr prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-204" type="given" value="NELLIE LBTITIA"/>NELLIE LBTITIA SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am prisoner's wife and live at 2, Dalyell Road, Stockwell, apart from my husband. I separated from him in May, 1911. I have not lived with him since. On June 11 last in the morning I went out of my house and returned about 8.15 a.m. When I got there I found prisoner there. He asked me to shake hands with him. I refused. He offered me some letters to read. I was about to take them. I saw him move quickly and saw a knife. He brought</p>
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<lb/>ford came between us. He hit me in the breast.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I do not think you knew that I was living at 2, Dalyell Road—Your brother lives there. When we had a shop in Deacon. Street, Walworth, we knew a constable named McDonald, but it is not true that I was infatuated with him. When I was quite a girl I kept company with a policeman. I did not use to get you out of the shop so that I could see McDonald. I got you to invite him to tea because he and my brother were both Masons. I was not in the habit of meeting McDonald. I did not go to a dance with him nor did he take me to a supper. You found him in the shop once when you had been out and returned early; he came for his cape; he was not there more than two minutes. I do not know that you were watching from the other side of the road through opera glasses. I know you made a great bother in the hearing of the children. I left you partly because you were continually staying away from home. I have not carried on with your brother.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-205" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MART ANN MONTFORD</persName> </hi>, 2, Dalyell Road. Prisoner's brother lives at my house. On June 11, at 8.20 a.m., I heard a scuffling on the cellar
<lb/>trap outside my house. I went up the stairs and heard prosecutrix scream. Prisoner was there. I rushed in between them and pushed him on one side, and then he made another slash at her with the knife. I had seen him draw the knife away from the side of prosecutrix. I did not see him hit her, but I saw him take the knife away. After I rushed in between them he went with the knife again at her, and struck her on the arm. This is the knife (produced). He then went out of the gate. I sent my little girl for a policeman. I went after prisoner, and saw him in Lingham Street. I said to him, "I will follow you." He said, "If you do, you'll have this in you, I'll stop you with this. "He had the knife still in his left hand. He went away and I screamed out to stop him. Some men did so and then a policeman came up. Before this happened Mrs. Smith had been, stopping in my house about 10 days; she slept with her niece. She had gone out the morning she was wounded to meet her husband at Waterloo Station. He was waiting on the doorstep of the house for her. The previous night he had come and knocked at the door and asked for Mr. Smith, his brother. I said, "Mr. Smith has gone to bed," and he said, "I will settle it in the morning with him."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Your brother had been in my house twelve months next October. His daughter has lived there with me for some time. Mrs. Smith has been very seldom to my house, about twice a week. It is the truth that I pushed you away from your wife and also true that you threatened me in Lingham Street (To the Court.) I have not seen anything wrong between the prisoner's wife and his brother. The brother is a greengrocer.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-206" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROGBRSON</persName> </hi>, 59, Picton Street, Camberwell, labourer. About 8.10 on June 11 I saw prisoner running past Hammerton's Brewery, Stockwell, with a knife in his hand, the last witness running after him. I ran after him and caught him up in Southwest Street. I picked up a</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT HICKS</hi> </persName>, 975 W. About 8.15 on June 11 last I was on duty in Lingham Street, Stockwell, and saw a crowd of people running. On coming up to them I saw prisoner held by the last witness, who handed me this knife. Rogerson said, "He has stabbed a woman." I took prisoner to the police station. On the way he said, "I stabbed her about five or six times; I hope she is dead."</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have no recollection of making such a remark.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM EUSTACE</hi> </persName>, W Division. At 11 a.m. on June 11 I saw prisoner at Brixton Police Station, and said to him, "You will be charged with attempting to murder your wife this morning by stabbing her with this knife at 2, Dalyell Road, Stockwell." He said, "That is quite right, I stabbed her with that knife; I am very pleased that I have done it; I have been waiting for her for 12 months; it is only what she deserves." He was charged and made no reply.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have no recollection of making that remark; I might have done; I might have been in an agitated condition.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE BREBNER SCOTT</hi> </persName>, 410, Brixton Road. On the morning of June 11 I was called to see Mrs. Smith. I found she was suffering from a punctured wound an inch wide and about 1 £ in. deep, situated at the lower part of the second rib. The lung was injured. There was very serious haemorrhage. There was a small incised wound on the tip of the first finger of the left hand and two very small incised wounds on the outside of the left arm. She was suffering from shock and loss of blood. She is still in a very weak condition, but is out of danger. Very considerable force must have been used to produce the wounds. This knife was quite likely to have caused them. If the wound had gone through the rib it might have been very dangerous; it might have severed an artery.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate: "I reserve my defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-210" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I went to the house not knowing my wife was living there. I went to inquire where my brother was in business. I had no motive in doing what I did; in fact, I had no idea she would walk right into my arms as she did. The knife I use for lopping vegetables. My brother has been continually visiting my wife.</p>
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<p>Nothing was known against prisoner except that he had given way to drink.</p>
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<p>(Saturday, July 6.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120702-32-offence-1 t19120702-name-212"/>William Alfred Groves</persName> with a view to compel him to abstain from doing an act he had a legal right to do.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Frampton prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-213" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GROVES</persName> </hi>, 19, Granville Road, Kilburn. I am 16 years of age. On June 10 I was van boy in the Great Central Railway. I left on that day. On June 14 I went to the Shipping Federation office, 24, St. Mary Axe, E. G., about 2.30 p.m. I saw prisoner coming down the steps. I asked him if that was the Shipping Federation; he said yes, and asked. me whether I was after a job; I said yes. He took a paper I had in my hand, read it, and tore it up. Then he said, "You had better sling your hook or else you will get your head knocked off." I was frightened, and went a little bit up the road. I turned back again and went to the office. On coming out I saw Mr. Richardson, and pointed out prisoner to him. A policeman came up and prisoner was given into custody. I made a statement to the inspector at the police station in prisoner's presence.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I had been promised employment at the Shipping Federation as messenger. I would like to go to sea. I never saw prisoner before. He did not say he would knock my head off. He did not threaten me, but I was frightened. Perhaps he did not mean to say he was going to knock my head off. I think he meant to represent that as there was a strike on there might be danger for a boy like me through coming in conflict with the strikers. I did not think at any time he would do me any hurt or that he would get anyone else to do it.</p>
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<p>Mr. Gervaise Rentoul prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-216" type="given" value="ADELAIDE"/>ADELAIDE LOTT</persName> </hi>. I am prisoner's wife; we lived at 455, Southwark Park Road. On Sunday, June 2, we had a row at dinner time; he had been on the drink, and I jawed him. After dinner I went upstairs to sleep. I remember nothing more until the following week, when I was in the hospital. We had had a few quarrels before this. It is not true that I ever had immoral relations with a man. named White.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. When you accused me at the dinner table of going wrong with your nephew White, I have said "yes" in a temper. You have always been a good husband to me; we have eight children.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-217" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA LOTT</persName> </hi>, prisoner's daughter. On this Sunday afternoon father called out to me that he had killed mother; he told me to go and bring a policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-218" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK COOK</persName> </hi>, house surgeon, Guy's Hospital. Mrs. Lott has been under my charge since this occurrence. The sull was fractured in two places. The wounds were not in themselves likely to cause death. They might have been inflicted with the poker produced. The woman is now all right.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOS. GALE</hi> </persName>. On June 2. about 4 p.m., I saw Mrs. Lott lying on a bed in a first floor room, with two large wounds on the head. Prisoner was in the room. I said, "Who has done this." He said, "It's all right; I have done it; I did it with the poker; it's all through family trouble; she has been carrying on with some one else." He said to his wife, "Is it not true that you have had connections with Jim White "; she mumbled some reply. Prisoner appeared to be sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-220" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT LOTT</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath) said that when he accused his wife of going on with White she said it was true, and with that he lost all control of himself. As for any intention to murder her, he had got too much love for her.</p>
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<p>Mr. Cassels prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-223" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS SHEEHAN</persName> </hi>, general labourer, 205, High Street, Poplar. I have known prisoner about twelve months. On the afiernoon of (May 28 I was in the "Bell" in Brick Lane. Prisoner and five or six others were there. I was not sober. I cannot recollect any conversa
<lb/>tion. All I know is there was blood flowing and a policeman took me to the hospital.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I do not remember that there was a row about the strike, and that somebody threw a glass at you.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-224" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS MINTZ</persName> </hi>. I was looking into the bar of the "Bell." I heard Sheehan say, "What are you doing with my old woman." Prisoner said, "What's that to do with you," and she then broke a glass on the counter and struck him with it on the neck. He punched her on the forehead and ran out. She ran after him and again struck him with the glass, and he fell to the ground. She then ran across the road and asked one of the men to lend her a knife, saying, "I mean to do him right in this time."</p>
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<p>To prisoner. I did not see any row. You were not bleeding on the forehead before you struck prosecutor.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-226" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER H. CAIRN</persName> </hi>, house surgeon, London Hospital. When Sheehan was brought in, about 6.30 on this evening, he was very nearly dead, having lost an enormous quantity of blood, and we trans
<lb/>fused straightaway. There was a jagged wound in the neck, such as might be caused by a broken glass. He remained in the hospital till June 14.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-227" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA GEARY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on that) declared that she did not hit Sheehan at all; there was no quarrel between them.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I cannot say who did wound him. If I made the statements spoken to by Hawley they were his; I was confused. Mintz and Lark have told deliberate lies.</p>
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<p>Mr. Forrest Fulton and Mr. W. E. Greaves prosecuted; Mr. "Muir and Mr. Briggs defended.</p>
<p>Prisoner pleaded justification.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-232" type="given" value="LILIAN"/>LILIAN DALBIAC</persName> </hi>, wife of Philip Hugh Dalbiac, barrister, Radlett, Hertfordshire. I received letter (produced) signed J. F. P. Yeatman, containing grave charges against prosecutor and stating Through a conspiracy of a gang of rogues of fools... I am determined to</p>
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<p>bring matters to an immediate climax... The position could not be too grave. Through these shocking frauds in which your hus
<lb/>band is, as you claim and show, unwittingly associated, I am kept a bankrupt, and now my mother is being ruined because Hutchinson has ingeniously built up so complicated a tissue of fraud around your husband's assignments that, apart from Sir Charles Mathews and the solicitor to the Official Receiver, no one seems able to penetrate and appreciate their evil....</p>
<p>Cross-examined. This is one of a series of letters that I and my husband have received from prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120702-name-233" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HENSON</persName> </hi>, summoning officer, Mansion House Justice Room. On May 7 I handed prisoner a summons for libel. He said, "I have been expecting this. They brought an action against me before and lost it."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner may have said "He," meaning prose
<lb/>cutor, had brought an action for libel, or "civil proceedings."</p>
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