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<p>SEPTEMBER, 1912.</p>
<p>Vol. CLVII.] [Part 936</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions paper.</p>
<p>CROSBY, MAYOR.</p>
<p>TWELFTH SESSION,</p>
<p>HELD SEPT. 10TH, 1912, AND FOLLOWING DAYS.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORTHAND BY</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-1" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALPOLE</persName> & CO.,</p>
<p>Shorthand Writers to the Court.</p>
<p>POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>EDITED BY</p>
<p>H.
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-2" type="given" value="DELACOMBE"/>DELACOMBE ROOME</persName>, ESQUIRE,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE</p>
<p>[Published by Annual Subscription.]</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-3" type="given" value="GEO"/>GEO. WALPOLE</persName> & CO., PORTUGAL STREET BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN, W.C.</p>
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<p>PRINTED BY</p>
<p>THE ARGUS PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED,</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF OTHER COUNTIES</p>
<p>WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Tuesday, September 10th, 1912, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS BOOR CROSBY, M.D, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the said City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-4" type="given" value="CHARLES MONTAGUE"/>CHARLES MONTAGUE LUSH</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knight, K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FK. ALBERT BOSANQUET</hi>, K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; His,
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<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="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CROSBY, MAYOR</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TWELFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<p>(Tuesday, September 10.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner had been in receipt of 13s. a week for four hours a day.</p>
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<p>since last March, and for forging a cheque. The prisoner desired these to be dealt with in the sentence. He was stated to have respect
<lb/>able parents and to have had every chance.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction of felony at the Newing
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<p>It was stated (September 11) that prisoner, who was exceedingly well connected and had hitherto borne an excellent character, on falsely representing that he was an agent for the Fiat Motor-car Company, had obtained the several sums of money on account of the purchase price of cars which were never delivered; other sums he had obtained as deposits from prospective employers in a business which was non
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<lb/>cution</rs>.</p>
<p>Evidence was called as to the previous good character of Ambrose. Darby was given a good character.</p>
<p>Sentences: Darby,
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<p>(Wednesday, September 11.)</p>
<p>Harden was now tried upon the conspiracy indictment.</p>
<p>Mr. Forster Boulton prosecuted; Mr. Tully-Christie defended.</p>
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<lb/>pened with those other letters (pointing to letters of July 19 and 23). I met Ambrose soon after in New Road, near the Ordnance public-house, last Tuesday, July 23. He gave me the letter and I put it in my pocket. I saw the postmark on the letter. I took it out when I got inside the sorting office and put it on the table just as before. One day last week Ambrose gave me a shilling for putting the letters through; at least, I guessed that was what it was for. I did not know Darby at all. He signed the statement. I suspended him and</p>
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<p>reported the matter. A fortnight later he, with Ambrose and Darby, was arrested.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not suspend Ferry because I came to the conclusion that he had no guilty knowledge; I thought he was "soft" and did not know what he was doing in forging these date stamps. Prisoner has been four years in the Post Office and has a very good record; he works four hours a day and has employment as a coachman, where he has also a good record.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. The only charge against prisoner is that he is alleged to have placed some letters on the sorting table.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-39" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CAMPBELL</persName> </hi>, bookmaker, 73, Earl Street, Plumstead. About 3.50 p.m. on July 23 I was in the vicinity of Beresford Square when I saw Ambrose, not in uniform, meet prisoner, who was near the sorting office. They spoke to each other and then went to a lavatory. Ambrose went down while prisoner remained on top. After a minute Ambrose rejoined prisoner and handed him something white, resembling an envelope. They separated, prisoner going into the sorting office. I had seen them together previously, on July 19 at about 3.50 p.m.; they met outside the sorting office. Ambrose gave prisoner something white and prisoner went into the sorting office. On that day I had made a bet with Darby by this slip (Exhibit 6) enclosed in this enve
<lb/>lope stamped with the 2 p.m. postmark, before the race was run. I would get the result of the race at about 3.30. I actually received the bet at 5.30. Darby won and I lost £2 13s. 5d. On July 23, at 5.30 p.m. I received this envelope (Exhibit 7), bearing a 1.45 p.m. stamp, containing a betting slip. As the result of the bet I lost £2 13s. 9d. In consequence of there being an impression of the date stamp on the back of the envelope and none on the slip enclosed I became suspicious and communicated with the Woolwich Post Office.</p>
<p>To the Court. On July 19 I paid Darby, through his agent, £2 13s. 5d. and on July 23 £2 13s. 9d.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I knew Ambrose as a postman and I became sus
<lb/>picious of him because I found him to be a friend of my client, Darby.</p>
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<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT BLAKE</hi>, G.P.O. I arrested' prisoner on August 15. I read the warrant to him and he said, "Yes, sir, but I never had any of the money. I never knew what was going on to tell you the truth." When the charge was read over to him he said, "I had none of it. I had nothing to do with it, as I told the gentleman this afternoon. I did not have a happens."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Throughout his life he has borne an honourable character.</p>
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<p>Mr. Tully-Christie submitted that the evidence against prisoner, which consisted only of his own statement, was not sufficient to justify the case being left to the jury. The Recorder overruled the sub
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<p>No evidence was offered on three other indictments against prisoner of feloniously demanding money by virtue of forged instru
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<p>(Tuesday, September 10.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LINDSAY</hi>, Donald (21, chauffeur)</persName>. This prisoner pleaded guilty at the last Sessions (see page 442) under the Sale of Goods Act, 8.24, to an indictment charging that, being entrusted with certain property, to wit, two motor-cars, the goods of Thomas Ffrench, he unlawfully did fraudulently convert the same to his own use and benefit.</p>
<p>Mr. F. A. Broxholm now applied for a committal order against Rhys Davis and Watts for refusing to deliver the two cars under the order of restitution made by the Court. Affidavits of Thomas Ffrench and others were read.</p>
<p>Mr. Curtis Bennett produced correspondence and affidavits showing that the cars were entrusted to the prisoner for—the purposes of sale and that money had been spent by the purchasers in repairing them; the prisoner was not indicted for stealing the cars, in the first instance, but for having converted the proceeds, and although he had pleaded guilty to both counts, there was evidence to show that he had authority to dispose of them. (Archbold, p. 301.)</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant. The whole of this restitution order depends on the fact that there was the original felony of stealing from the person named in the indictment. Prisoner's plea of guilty cannot affect the real owner of the pro
<lb/>perty, who is no party to the proceedings. The whole of Section 100 of the Larceny Act depends on the fact that the person from whom the goods are said to have been stolen is the owner. That seems to me to be here a real and not a sham question, and I ought not to make an order of committal, because the order of restitution may have been made under circumstances which would not vest the property. I cannot in a criminal court try whether the goods were the goods of Ffrench or whether for the purposes of sale they were the goods of Lindsay, or whether they belonged to somebody else; Lindsay's plea of guilty cannot affect the property. I shall not make any order of committal, because the fact which is the foundation of Section 100, is in bona fide dispute; that must be tried in a civil court. I do not know that I have power to make any order for costs, but I should not do so, because I cannot say which party is right or wrong. I leave the parties to fight out the question; the conviction of Lindsay, of course, standing, and being a fundamental part of the case for Colonel Ffrench. There is a question also whether the property, as it now exists, is the property as it was when stolen, a matter, again, which I do not try here. I decide nothing with regard to the property. The order for restitution stands; I leave the parties to fight out whether this court has any jurisdiction to make it.</p>
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<lb/>ing counterfeit coin with intent to utter the same.</rs> </p>
<p>Two previous convictions were proved. On May 30, 1912, prisoner was charged at Southwark Police Court on a charge of uttering, which was dismissed. Prisoner handed up a statement in which he admitted his guilt with regard to that charge.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
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<p>Maguire confessed to a previous conviction of felony on Septem
<lb/>ber 28, 1911, at the Clerkenwell Police Court, and Courtney to a pre
<lb/>vious conviction of felony on July 18, 1910, at this court in the name of
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-47" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>Sidney Trott</persName>. Three further convictions were proved against Maguire and six against Courtney. Courtney, who had been given a chance on his last conviction, was stated never to have done any work. Several of the offences charged against prisoners were those of stealing luggage from railway stations.</p>
<p>Sentences: Maguire,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120910-12-offence-1 t19120910-name-49"/>Norman Burrows</persName>, adjoining
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120910-12-offence-1 t19120910-geo-1"/>Pentonville Prison</placeName>, and stealing therein one cigar case and other articles, his goods.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction of felony at the Old Street Police Court on April 16, 1912. Seven previous convictions dating from 1906 (four of them being in Ireland) were proved. Pri
<lb/>soner, an Irishman, was stated to have been a postman in Ireland from 1903 to 1904. He had also been employed as a boots; the account of his conduct in these capacities was satisfactory. He was now de
<lb/>scribed as an expert housebreaker and thief. He was only released from his last sentence on July 1. Prisoner admittedly would do no work.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120910-13-offence-1 t19120910-name-51"/>Richard Green</persName> and stealing therein four cameras, his goods.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction of a crime at the London Sessions on December 5, 1911. A number of previous convictions were proved.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120910-14-offence-1 t19120910-name-53"/>Sidney Flatau</persName> £20, the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120910-14-offence-1 t19120910-name-54"/>Annie Flatau</persName>, with intent to defraud; obtaining by false pretences from
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-55" type="surname" value="BURNESS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120910-14-offence-1 t19120910-name-55"/>George Burness</persName> £15, the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120910-14-offence-1 t19120910-name-56"/>Roselyn Stewart</persName>, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Hardy prosecuted; Mr. Wells Thatcher defended.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120910-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120910-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-57" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY FLATAU</persName> </hi>, manager to Annie Flatau, moneylender, 23, Con
<lb/>duit Street. In June last year I received this letter, signed "E. Hart "(Exhibit 5), and I sent a representative to 29, Charlwood Road, Putney. He returned, bringing this form (Exhibit 6). We wrote asking prisoner to call and he called, with his wife. I had then Exhibit 6 filled up; I say it is in the same handwriting as Exhibit 5. In reply to my questions he said he was the householder at his address, that all the furniture belonged to him, and that he was employed as a traveller, and he showed me two or three letters (Exhibit 4) from Tullis and Son, the firm in whose employ he said he was. (Exhibit 5 read: Asking witness to carry through a small loan and making an appointment.) (Exhibit 6 read: The writer stating his name to be Edward Hart; that he was a commercial traveller to Tullis and Co., with whom he had been 12 years and from whom he was in receipt of £200 a year; and that the furniture, value £2 Do, was his own pro
<lb/>perty.) Qn the statement contained in the form I gave him a cheque for £20 and he and his wife signed a promissory note for £35, under
<lb/>taking to pay £4 a month. I believed the letters from his firm to himself were genuine; the first one, dated March 17, 1899, states that they would engage him at £150 a year and commission, to be in
<lb/>creased to £200 if he gave satisfaction. No instalments were paid and I served him with a writ, and subsequently gave evidence against him in these criminal proceedings.</p>
<p>(Saturday, September 14.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">S. FLATAU</hi> (recalled, cross-examined). On looking at Exhibits 5 and 6 now I should say they were in prisoner's wife's handwriting. The letter of March 17, 1899, is not addressed to anyone; I did not take it as a reference; I examined none of the letters carefully. I was relying partly on the statement that he was in that employment when I advanced the money. I did not deduct £I when he returned from the bank with the cash for my cheque. I have not had a farthing either as payment of principal or interest.</p>
<p>Miss
<hi rend="smallCaps">REARDON</hi>. About two years ago I was living at 29, Charl
<lb/>wood Road, Putney, with my mother, who has since died; the house and the furniture belonged to her. It was let furnished about a year</p>
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<p>ago; I was in Australia at the time. The furniture was stored and is still in store. I heard prisoner had been in the house about a month when I came back from Australia. I remember seeing him at 23, Margaret Street, but I cannot remember the year or the date. I have not seen the tenancy agreement. The house has been let unfur
<lb/>nished for the past six months; previous to then the furniture was there.</p>
<p>The Recorder remarked that this witness had not proved that prisoner had been a tenant of this house, her evidence being purely hearsay.</p>
<p>Mr. Hardy stated that he would rely on the other false pretences in this count.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19120910-name-58" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-58" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER THOMPSON</persName> </hi>, of John Tullis and Son, Bridgend, Glas
<lb/>gow. I have been a member of the firm for 20 years; I do not know prisoner, and so far as I know he has never been in our employment. This letter of March 17, 1899, is on our firm's paper, but the other letters in Exhibit 4 are not; none of the signatures are ours.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Nobody in our firm has ever corresponded with prisoner or his wife to my knowledge. The letter of 1899 is on an old invoice form of ours. All the people in our employ have access to our stationery.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19120910-name-59" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-59" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BURNESS</persName> </hi>, manager to Roselyn Stewart, moneylenders, Croydon. In June, in consequence of receiving this letter (produced), I sent an application form to 120, Elgin Crescent, which I received back filled in. I went to that address on the 25th, where I saw pri
<lb/>soner. I said to him, "You state on the application form that all the furniture is your own." I addressed him as "Daubarn," the name on the form. He said, "Yes, that is so. "(Letter read: Ask
<lb/>ing for a loan of about £15 for a very short period for domestic pur
<lb/>poses, promising to repay at £1 a week, stating that he was a house-holder in a good position. Signed "Henry Daubarn." Applica
<lb/>tion form read stating that he had been a commercial traveller for 11 years; business address, Lion Works, Bristol; income, £150: and that the furniture, value about £200, now on his premises, 120, Elgin Crescent, was absolutely his own property, free from encumbrances.) I asked him to show me a receipt for the furniture and he said, "I cannot do that. I have had the furniture for such a long time that I have lost the receipt." He came to the office by appointment, bring
<lb/>ing with him the promissory note signed by his wife, and he signed it in my presence. I gave him an open cheque for £15; it has been paid. I should not have parted with the money had he not informed me that the furniture was his. No instalment was ever paid.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not deduct 10s. 6d. for charges.</p>
<p>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOIR</hi>. Till June 6 I lived at 120, Elgin Crescent, when I let it furnished to prisoner. He was ejected on July 22 for non-payment of rent. I produce the tenancy agreement; Mr. John Rogers carried out the letting. He paid three weeks' rent, but no more.</p>
<p>The furniture was mine.</p>
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<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN FERRIER</hi>. On August 12 I arrested pri
<lb/>soner on other charges than this. On August 20 he was charged with these offences, and he said, "I admit getting the money, but not by false pretences. I have as much right to assume a trade name as a moneylender."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have heard he suffers from consumption.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate (as to the Roselyn Stewart indictment): "There was no false pretence made to the man in any way either as to my means or the amount of furniture we possessed. The instalment only became due during this unpleasant
<lb/>ness, and I offered to pay the instalment as soon as I was liberated. I have the money and 'means to pay. "(As to the Flatau indictment.) "In the case of Flatau the Court has no jurisdiction, as their solici
<lb/>tors issued a writ for Annie Flatau in the High Court. Appearance was entered on September 22 and an address for service given at Mr. A. Drinkman, 2, Dean Street, Fetter Lane. The solicitors applied for and took judgment against the other party, but could not obtain judgment against me on account of appearance being entered. There was no false pretence whatever. When I took the house at 29, Charl
<lb/>wood Road, there was a large garage let to me at the same time. In this garage my wife stored her furniture, about £300 to £500 worth. This furniture was granted to my wife on an interpleader brought in the High Court of Justice in Park v. Lumley, so the statement about the furniture was quite correct. The man Flatau was never at any time inside Mrs. Reardon's house."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-60" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PATRICK</persName> </hi> (prisoner on oath), repeated in effect what he had said before the magistrate, and added that he was a manufacturer's textile agent; that as to the Flatau indictment, he had borrowed the £20 for doing up 19, Charlwood Road, which he had taken for three years a* a yearly tenant; that the previous tenants had only left a small quantity of furniture, for which he paid a yearly rental of £10; that the great bulk of the furniture, worth up to £500, was his wife's;, that he had paid every penny of rent due; that his wife had paid £4 6s. to Flatau as an instalment and bonus; that Flatau issuing a writ for £35 he had refused to pay since the arrangement had bean that he should only pay £7 interest; and that the never gave him any letters relating to Tullis and Co., and did not know how they came into his (Flatau's) possession. As to. the Roselyn Stewart indictment, he stated that he had taken 120, Elgin Crescent, from a Miss Rogers, a sub-tenant, to whom he had paid the rent; that he had furnished the house with his own furniture, worth £250; that after being three weeks in possession he found, amongst other liabilities, there was £15 owing by Miss Rogers to the superior landlord; that this he had promised Miss Rogers to pay on her undertaking to move out what furniture she had and leave him in entire possession, and had obtained that sum from Roselyn Stewart for the purpose of doing so, but before he could</p>
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<p>do so the brokers had taken possession and he had to move out with his furniture; that he knew nothing of Mrs. Moir in the matter; that the instalment to Roselyn Stewart only became due since he was in prison, and that since he was five years old he had been in receipt of £200 a year.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not write or sign Exhibit 5 or Exhibit 6, and I am not here to say who did. I never saw Exhibit 6 filled up; I never saw it at all. I told Flatau that all the furniture in use at Charlwood Road, Putney, was our own property, which was true; it was my wife's. In addition, I had bought £92 worth of furniture from the Highbury Furnishing Company, for which I had paid. There was furniture at 120, Elgin Crescent, to the value of £l, 000, of which £250 worth belonged to us, the rest 'belonging to Miss Rogers and Mrs. Moir. In addition to my wife's I had also bought furniture from the Hackney Furnishing Company, and I daresay the receipts for this could be found. Burness never asked me for receipts at all. I never told Flatau that I was employed by Tullis and Son; I had never heard of them.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction of felony at the Newing
<lb/>ton Sessions on February 15, 1910, when he was sentenced to seven months' imprisonment in the second division for larceny; while under
<lb/>going the sentence he was sentenced to a further four months for false pretences—It was stated that prisoner's practice since 1908 had been to rent furnished houses, to obtain loans from money-lenders on repre
<lb/>senting that the furniture was his own property; when ejected for non
<lb/>payment of rent goods to a considerable value were always found missing. He was stated to be in an advanced state of consumption.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-14-19120910 t19120910-14-punishment-15"/>Eighteen months' hard labour</rs>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, September 11.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19120910-15-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, unlawfully uttering counterfeit coins twice within 10 days.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Beaumont Morice prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19120910-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120910-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-62" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STECKHAHN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to my father, Robert Steckhahn, hairdresser, 29, Praed Street, Paddington. On the morning of July 23 prisoner bought a 2d. nail-brush, tendering half-crown (produced) in payment. I gave him 2s. 4d. change. On July 31 I was called into the shop, where I saw prisoner. In the presence of prisoner I told my father he was the man who tendered a counterfeit half-crown on July 23.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by the prisoner. When you came into the shop on July 31 my father asked me if that was the man whom I had served a week before; at first I said I did not know, and then I said it was you. My father asked my younger brother if you were the boy who had come</p>
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<p>in a week before. My younger brother did not say that you looked something like it, but he could not tell; he said you were the boy be
<lb/>fore he was asked.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120910-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120910-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-63" type="surname" value="STECKHAHN"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-63" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT STECKHAHN</persName> </hi>, father of the last witness. At 9 30 p.m. on July 23 I cleared the till in my shop and found counterfeit half-crown (produced). I had been out of the shop in the morning. On July 31 prisoner bought a penny stud, tendering counterfeit half-crown (pro
<lb/>duced) in payment. I asked him if he had any more like it; he said that was all the money he had. I called the last witness info the shop, and asked him if he had seen prisoner before. He hesitated for a moment, and then he said, "That is the one that bought a 2d. nail
<lb/>brush" Prisoner said my son was a liar. I told prisoner I should send for a policeman. Prisoner replied that he did not care if I sent for a policeman I then gave him into custody.</p>
<p>To prisoner. George did not say he did not know if you had come in before. The policeman asked you where you got the half-crown from. You said you had got it in change for half a sovereign, but that you did not know where you got it.</p>
<p>Police-cons table
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MACINTOSH</hi>, 190 F. On July 31, at 12.30 noon, I was called to 29, Praed Street, where the prisoner was given into my custody for uttering a counterfeit half-crown. Prisoner said he got it in exchange for half a quid, which he got at the docks. I searched prisoner, and found on him only two collar studs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120910-name-64" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-64" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M Mint. The half-crowns (produced), dated 1906 and 1910, are both counterfeit. They are both light.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120910-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120910-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-65" type="surname" value="MARKS"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-65" type="given" value="JACK"/>JACK MARKS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). On July 31 I had this half-crown given me in change for half a sovereign; going down Edgware Road I bought the stud, and they charged me with counterfeit coin. I did not know the meaning of the words "counterfeit coin." I did not utter the previous coin.</p>
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<interp inst="def2-16-19120910" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KEMBLE</hi>, James (24, French polisher)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19120910-16-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, both feloniously uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Beaumont Morice prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120910-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120910-name-68" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-68" type="surname" value="WHITEHEAD"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-68" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, barmaid, "Crown Hotel," 55, New Oxford Street. On August 28, shortly after 8 p.m., Martin came into the bar in company with three other men. One of them bought four drinks, price 5d., for which he tendered a half-crown. When they had had those drinks they called for more drinks, for which they paid in coppers. They drank that rather quickly; Martin then purchased a penny packet of cigarettes, for which he tendered half-crown (pro
<lb/>duced.) I then took both half-crowns to the head harm aid, Miss Godwin. She tested and broke both of them. The other three bad left the bar while I was serving Martin with cigarettes. I said to Miss Godwin, in the presence of Martin, "This man has given we one of these half-crowns and his friends have given me the other." Martin said, "Friends—I have got no friends; I do not know you mean; I want the change of half-a-crown."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120910-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120910-name-69" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-69" type="surname" value="GODWIN"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-69" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE GODWIN</persName> </hi>, head barmaid, "Crown Hotel." On August 28, at about 8 15 p.m., the two prisoners came in with two other men and were served by Mrs. White-head, who afterwards brought me two half-crowns (produced), which I tested and found to be bad. Mrs. White-head said to me, in the presence of Margin, who was then by himself, "This man and his friends have given me two bad half-crowns, and they owe me 2s. Id." I asked Martin how many more bad half-crowns they had got on them. He said, "What do you mean?" I said, "Well, you owe me 2s. Id., and if you do not give it to me I shall send for the police." Martin said, "Send for the police, I do not care." I sent for the police; Martin then went out, but was brought back by an officer. On August 31 at Bow Street Police Station I picked Kemble out from among nine other men.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES BULL</hi>, 35 DR. At 8.15 p.m. on August 28 I was called into the "Crown" public house; I found Martin at the corner of New Oxford Street, about 70 yards from the public-house. I told him he was accused of passing bad money at the public-house; he said, "What are you talking about?" I took him hack to the public-house, where Mrs. Whitehead told me, in Martin's pre
<lb/>sence, that he had passed a bad half-crown, handing me two half-crowns (produced). Martin said, "Yes, I gave you one, I called for a packet of cigarettes, and I had no change, I had nothing to do with the other men." When charged at the station he made no reply. He was searched; no money was found on him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Martin. The potman of the public-house was not talking to you when I came up and arrested you; the potman was with me.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">BOWDEN</hi>. On August 30 at about 9.15 p.m. I was in the Kingsland Road with Police constable Tanner, when I saw Kemble; I told him we were police officers, and that—he answered the description of one of the men wanted for being concerned with George Martin, whose correct name was Tom Bryan, in custody for uttering counterfeit 2s. 6d. pieces at the "Crown Hotel," 55, New Oxford Street, on the night of August 29, and that I should take him into custody. He said, "I do not know what you are talking about; I know Tom Bryan, I have often been in his company, but you have got to prove that I was with him when he done it." On the way to Bow Street Police Station he said, "I know I have got some rotten pals, some one has put me away." He was put up for identification on August 31 and again on September 5. He was picked out at once on August 31; before he was put up on September 5 he said, "There is no need to put me up for identification, I admit I was there." 5,</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWARD TANNER</hi>, G Division. I know both prisoners by sight. On August 28 shortly after 4 p.m. I saw prisoners with two others in Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, going in the direction of city Road. (Witness corroborated Bowden concerning the arrest of Kemble.)</p>
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<persName id="t19120910-name-70" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-70" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-70" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. Toe half-crowns (produced) are both dated 1907, counterfeit, aid made from the same pattern piece.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120910-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120910-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-71" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-71" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MARTIN</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). At 6.30 p.m. on August 28 I left my house in crondall Street, Hoxton, to meet my wife. I reached the shop in which she works at about 7.15. She finishes about eight. Not washing to wait there I went for a stroll; as I was going along I met Kemble. He said, "If you have got half an hour to spare you can come with me if you like." We were walking along when we met two other men and stood talking together. They asked us to have a drink. We went into the "Crown" public house, and one of them called for drinks for all of us. We sat there talking a little while, and then the other two men called for drinks. I then asked one of them for a cigarette; he said he had not got any, but putting his hand in his pocket, he gave me half-a-crown, and said, "You had better call for a packet." As I called for the cigarettes all three of them walked outside. I paid for the cigarettes with the half-crown. The barmaid went away for a little while and returned with the other barmaid, who told me it was bad. I said, "I do not know anything about it, I have only just had it given to me." She said, "They are both bad, and if you do not give me 2s. I shall have to send for the police." I said, "You had better send for the police then, I have not got any more money." She then sent for the police. I stepped outside because I thought the man that had given it to me would be waiting outside for me. When I got out there I found all three of them had gone. Then the potman came up and spoke to me, and while I was talking there the policeman come along, and I went back inside and was arrested.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not say to the barmaid, "Friends; I have got no friends." These three men were friends of mine. I might nave been in the company of Kemble during the afternoon; I cannot remember. If I was with two other men, I do not think they would be the same men as we were with in the "Crown" public-house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120910-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120910-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-72" type="surname" value="KEMBLE"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-72" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KEMBLE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I stayed indoors all the after
<lb/>noon of August 28, except that I went out for a short time to get some
<lb/>thing. Between six and seven in the evening I started to go to the shop of Mr. Sabbett in Soho Square, Oxford Street, to inquire about a job he had promised me on the next day. Just before I got to Oxford Street I met Martin, and asked him to come with me. In New Oxford street we met two men, who asked us to have a drink, and we went into the "Crown" public-house. After they had paid for two drinks for us I did not want any more, so I got up, and I said, "Well, I must get off," walked out. I turned round and noticed the other two who had walked out before me had gone, and thinking Martin was with them I went home.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I know Martin and the other two men; I had not been with them earlier that afternoon. I did not notice martin asking for cigarettes.</p>
<p>Verdict (both),
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<interp inst="t19120910-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Martin confessed to having been convicted at Winchester Assizes on June 24, 1911, of unlawful possession of 113 counterfeit florins, receiv
<lb/>ing 12 months' hard labour. Kemble confessed to having been con
<lb/>victed at Canterbury Quarter Sessions on October 17, 1911, of unlawful possession of 15 counterfeit florins, and having on the same day uttered a counterfeit florin, receiving six months' and six months' hard labour, concurrent; six convictions for offences other than coining offences were proved against Martin, and three against Kemble.</p>
<p>Sentences: Martin,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-16-19120910 t19120910-16-punishment-16"/>Fifteen months' hard labour</rs>; Kemble,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-16-19120910 t19120910-16-punishment-17"/>Twelve months' hard labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ATKINS</hi>, Maria (39, laundress)</persName>
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<p>Mr. H. T. Hewett prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120910-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120910-name-74" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-74" type="surname" value="KNOWLES"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-74" type="given" value="VIOLET"/>VIOLET KNOWLES</persName> </hi>. On July 15 I asked prisoner, who was living with me at 19, Sirdar Road, Notting Dale, Kensington, to take in a telegraphic money order, which I was expecting, and take care of it for me, and I would give her something for doing so. I then went out. Ten shillings money order produced is payable for me, and is signed "Violet Knowles, her mark." I never received that order; I did not sign it with my mark, nor did I authorise anybody to do so on my behalf. I next saw prisoner on the next morning, Tuesday, July 16, at 11.30; she was asleep; I woke her, and asked her if she had received the telegram, and where the telegram was. She seemed very dazed and stupid; she looked round and handed me a piece of blank brown paper. I threw it down and said'it was no good. I asked her would she tell me the amount of the order. She said it was for 10s. I asked her how much money she had left. She said it would he all right, and searched under the pillows and the corners of her bed, but there was not a copper in the room. I then called in a policeman, and she was arrested. Prisoner was quite sober when I first told her about the money order; she was not sober when I woke her up next day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120910-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120910-name-75" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-75" type="surname" value="MINTER"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-75" type="given" value="ELSIE GWENDOLINE"/>ELSIE GWENDOLINE MINTER</persName> </hi>, clerk, Norland Square Post Office. On July 16, between 8 and 9 a.m., prisoner tendered money order pro
<lb/>duced, saying "Will you cash this for me?"I asked her what was the sender's name, and she replied correctly. I then asked her to sign it; she said she could not write, could she make her cross. I said "You are Violet Knowles?"She said "Yes." She then made her cross, I paid her the 10s., and she went away.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">DONALD MACMILLAN</hi>, F Division. On July 16, at about 8.30 p.m., I was at the Notting Dale Police Station when prisoner was brought in and charged with forging a telegraphic order. She said, "I will stand all the racket of it, I took the letter in, and I changed it this morning and spent the money; it is nothing to do with</p>
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<p>Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate: "I am guilty of it; I was quite drunk, and remember nothing of it; I never signed the order."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120910-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19120910-name-76" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-76" type="surname" value="ATKINS"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-76" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA ATKINS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I am very sorry, I have never done it before.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19120910-17-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Prisoner was stated to be addicted to drink, and to have been four times convicted of drunkenness.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-17-19120910 t19120910-17-punishment-18"/>Three months' hard labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>J. T. Atkinson
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<p>Mir. F. J. Green prosecuted.</p>
<p>Detective-constable
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-82" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE POND</persName> </hi>, assistant to James Butterfield, pawnbroker, 40, Lower Kennington Lane. I produce sixteen pairs of bed sheets, value £5, pledged by the female prisoner between January 26 and March 19. there were fifteen separate pledgings. We advanced 4s. 6d. on each t pair, two pairs being on one occasion pledged together for 8s. y are all new.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-83" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EDWARDS</persName> </hi>, assistant to Matthews and Gentry, 125-7, Newington Butt I produce four pairs of new sheets pawned by the female pri
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<p>on January 29 and February 2. The trade value is 6s. 6d. a pair, we advanced 4s. 6d. a pair.</p>
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<lb/>tem. I refused to cake the sheets, and said they had not been washed; she said they had been washed. She said she would have to get them out again, as her husband being in the profession they were required for beds for professionals who came to London.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-85" type="given" value="EARNEST WILLIAM"/>EARNEST WILLIAM CRUICKSHAW</persName> </hi>, warehouse porter to Somerset and Co. I identify twenty pairs of sheets produced as manufactured by my firm. The male prisoner came into the employment of my firm soon after January as errand boy delivering goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-86" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BLACK</persName> </hi>, London manager, Somerset and Co. The male pri
<lb/>soner was in our employment. We took stock in July, and found that a large number of sheets were missing; since then other sheets have been missing; up to August 13 we had lost 168 pairs.</p>
<p>F. Atkinson's statement before the Magistrate was read, in which she stated that she and the male prisoner were of good character, and that she did not know the goods were stolen.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<p>The police seated that both prisoners were of good character. Sentences: Florence Atkinson,
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<p>Prisoner was first tried for the larceny.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-93" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE RIXON</persName> </hi>, widow. I first met prisoner on January 26. In July he was about to open a cafe at 11, Blackfriars Road; it was arranged between us that I should go there to manage the place, I having my "board and lodging free, and when the shop was opened a share of the profits. I gave him £10 towards paying for the lease of the house and I had my furniture in there at the end of June. I myself went there on July 12. On July 24 I saw a disgusting thing happen between prisoner and a man named McDowell, and I at once left the house On the 26th I called to arrange to have my furniture removed; prisoner refused to give it up and ordered me to leave the shop. The next day I was passing a furniture shop in Walworth Road, when I saw in the window some of my furniture. I went to Tower Bridge Police Court and made an application for prisoner to deliver up my goods. The magistrate asked me why I had left the place j I told him of the indecent act that I had teen and a warrant was then issued for the arrest of prisoner upon that charge; he, was also brought up and committed upon the present charge.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I first met prisoner at the "Artichoke" public-house in Newington Causeway; we both stayed there that night. After that on one or two occasions he stayed at my flat. I deny that impropriety ever took place between us. It is untrue that he paid or lent me money; I never had any money from him. We were on friendly terms. He asked me to marry him. When he took the house 11, Black
<lb/>friars Road I wrote a character for him; I did that at his instigation. It is not true that I went to Epsom races with prisoner; I have never been to a race in my life. I did not tell prisoner that I had £300 and would finance him in the cafe business. I never empowered prisoner to sell my furniture as his.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-94" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COOLEY</persName> </hi>, furniture dealer. On July 26 prisoner came to my shop in Walworth Road and asked if I would buy some furniture. I went to his house, 11, Blackfriars Road, and inspected some furniture and ultimately agreed to buy it of him for £3 15s. I paid him that amount and removed the goods: he told me that they were his property and that he had no further use for them.</p>
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<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRY RIDDEFORD</hi>, L. Division, said that when arrested on this charge prisoner said, "We will see."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-95" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOVERLEY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I first met prosecutrix on January 26 at the "Artichoke." We both became the worst' for drink and stayed there that night. Next day she asked me to go with her to her flat: I went and stayed there live weeks. We lived together as man and wife on the money I had. She told me that she had rent owing and I lent her £5 to pay her way and get her rings out of pawn. It was at her suggestion that I took the shop, 11, Blackfriars Road. Altogether, I have given prosecutrix £15 and have had £4 back. She asked me to marry her and I refused. On July 24 she laid my supper and then went out: she took £22 of my money with her. She did not come to see me the next clay as she says; I did not see her again until after my arrest on this charge. The things I sold to Cooley were given to me by the prosecutrix. The remainder of her furniture was still in the house at the time I was arrested. It is untrue that prosecutrix lent or gave me any money; she had not got a penny.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Her story about my committing indecency with McDowell is all got up against me. It is untrue that she called on July 26 and asked me for her furniture: if she called she never saw me. I have been in trouble before this; I have been had up for drinking.</p>
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<p>Prisoner was then tried on the indictment for indecency.</p>
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<p>The frauds in this case were of the class known as employment frauds, the only unusual feature being that the prisoners were apparently respectable young men, in comfortable circumstances.</p>
<p>(September 17.) £25 was now handed to the Court to be applied in compensating the persons who had been defrauded, any balance to go in part payment of the costs of the prosecution.
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-106" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA HITCHCOCK</persName> </hi> said that on August 12 she went through a form of marriage with prisoner, not knowing that he was already married.</p>
<p>Proof was given of prisoner's original marriage on November 19, 1904, and that the wife was now alive.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALEX. METHUEN</hi>, L Division, said that, speaking to him at the back of the police-court, prisoner said, "I have made a great fool of myself by doing this. I suppose I have broken the woman's heart. I have deceived her all through. I was married at 2.30; went home; had tea; went out to go to a theatre, and on getting off a tram I run into my wife."</p>
<p>Prisoner denied the accuracy of this. What the officer said was, "I suppose you have deceived the girl," and before prisoner could reply went on, "Oh, you are too cunning to answer."</p>
<p>Prisoner (not on oath) declared that prosecutrix had agreed to live with him, knowing that he was a married man living apart from his wife. Prosecutrix, recalled, denied this. Verdict,
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<p>In 1908 prisoner was sentenced to three months' hard labour for neglecting his wife and children; he had been moSt cruel to his wife while he lived with her.</p>
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<p>Sergeant
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-110" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PATTERSON</persName> </hi>, warehouseman to Thomas Moffatt, 21, Warwick Street, identified the stolen property.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<p>To Wallace. I have known you for six months. I admit that I have done several terms of imprisonment.</p>
<p>To the Court. I admit receiving the property knowing it to be stolen.</p>
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<p>King confessed to a conviction at this court on January 11, 1904, in the name of
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-113" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Williams</persName>. A number of other convictions were proved, the earliest being in 1863; (it was stated that he was born in 1856); since his last discharge in January he had been endeavouring to get some honest livelihood, and for that reason was not indicted for being a habitual criminal. As to Wallace, an officer stated that he had only been in this country a few months; it was believed that he came from South Africa; there were no convictions against him here. The two prisoners had been living in a lodging-house in Seven Dials for some weeks.</p>
<p>Sentences: King,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE LUSH</hi>.</p>
<p>(Thursday, September 12.)</p> </div1>
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<p>The deceased persons were run over by a governess cart driven by the accused. The charge was dismissed by the magistrate at the police court. A bill for manslaughter had been presented here and ignored by the grand jury.</p>
<p>Mr. Graham-Campbell, for the prosecution, offered no evidence upon the inquisitions, it appearing that prisoner was quite sober at the time, and the evidence as to the speed at which the vehicle was travelling being conflicting.</p>
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<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Graham-Campbell prosecuted; Mr. Curtis Bennett and Mr. St. John Hutchinson defended.</p>
<p>The Grand Jury had thrown out the Bill for murder. Prisoner
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<p>Mr. Muir said that this could not be regarded as a slight case of manslaughter. The victim of the unlawful killing, Dolly Steer, was a young woman, 18 years of age, who bore a good character, and who, so far as the man in question was concerned and so far as the prisoner was concerned, was absolutely blameless. Prisoner, at a comparatively early date before the crime, had bought a dagger and some corrosive fluid, the suggestion being that she intended to use them on the man who was the cause of her trouble at this particular time. Steer, a dressmaker, made the acquaintance of a man named Theo Andrews, a violinist at a theatre in Islington, in 1910. They, however, quarrelled. Prisoner and Andrews met at a house in the City Road; subsequently he was a frequent visitor at her residence, and it appeared that he accepted presents in money and to a small) extent in kind from her. Later, Andrew's friendship with Steer was renewed, and he told pri
<lb/>soner that his relations with her must cease. Thereupon prisoner seemed to have resorted to every means to cause a breach between Steer and Andrews. On the early morning of July 16 prisoner saw them to
<lb/>gether, and a quarrel ensued between her and Andrews, in the course of which Andrews struck prisoner, knocking her down. She and Steer passed the night together, and in the morning prisoner killed Steer with the dagger. Prisoner said she first of all threw corrosive fluid into her eyes and then stabbed her, but according to medical evidence that was not accurate, as blood was on the body before corrosive fluid was thrown. A few days before prisoner had said that if she could not have Theo herself no one else should have him.</p>
<p>Mr. Curtis Bennett, on behalf of prisoner, said the case was particu
<lb/>larly pathetic. She had no ill-feeling or cause for anger against Steer. Prisoner, a perfectly respectable girl, fell out of employment in Sep
<lb/>tember, and her father was also out of work. There were four younger children dependent upon her father. At 16 years of age she left home, and unfortunately became associated with a woman who took her to a room in the City Road. A man who was there wished to have rela
<lb/>tions with her, but she refused, whereupon she was laughed at and called a "Sunday school bread-and-butter Miss." She then consented. That man who seduced her afterwards borrowed money from her. There was also evidence of the ill-treatment of her during that time. Later on—in May—this man told the girl he would marry her if she became "straight." Extraordinary as it might seem, the prisoner loved the Man, and gave up the life she was living and supported herself on her sayings. The man, however, eventually wrote her a letter in which he said: "Dear Daisy,—I think it advisable not to resume our friendship again. I have been fortunate in winning the affections of a true, lovable girl." Counsel dwelt upon the anguish of mind experienced by the prisoner, who on one occasion tried to suffocate herself by turning on the gas in her room. On the night of July 16 the man struck prisoner twice, knocking her down, and according to her statement he kicked her while she was on the ground. At the time she committed the man
<lb/>slaughter prisoner's mind was dethroned by anguish, and she could not form an intent to kill.</p>
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<p>Mr. Justice Lush said that if he had thought that prisoner had pre
<lb/>meditated the death of Steer he should not have sanctioned the course which had been taken in the case. His view was that the prisoner, in a moment of anguish, committed this unlawful act against the girl, which was followed by consequences which she did not anticipate or realise. The conduct of the man whose name had been mentioned, if the facts mentioned were correct, was so bad that one could not help expressing a wish that he should to some extent be made answerable for the con sequences. But he had only to deal with the prisoner's case. Making all allowance for her youth and for the distressing circumstances he could not do less than sentence prisoner to
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<p>Mr. Bodkin and Mr. Travers Humphreys prosecuted; Mr. Curtis Bennett defended.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALEXANDER METHUEN</hi>, L Division. I was present at Lambeth Police Court on July 8, when in the presence of prisoner and his wife (the deceased woman) a Separation Order was made on the ground of prisoner's neglecting to provide reasonable maintenance for his wife. When I served the order upon him prisoner turned to his wife and asked her to come back to him; she replied, "What is the use, when you have no home."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. He seemed anxious that she should return to him.</p>
<p>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALICE HAWKINS</hi>, 31, Mawbey Road, S.E. Deceased, my sister, was about 35 years old and had been married to prisoner 11 years; they had five children living; one had died; the eldest living is nine years old, die youngest seven months. In June my sister came to live with me, bringing her baby. On July 15 prisoner brought the other four children. On July 26 I was sitting in the front kitchen with my sister about 11.30 a.m. when prisoner called and I heard the conversa
<lb/>tion. Prisoner said, "I have got some news for you; I have got a good job to go to on Monday; my sister said. "That is no news; you are always getting good jobs "; he said, "Well, will you come back?"she said, "When you get a home." He ran at her and she called out to me to fetch a policeman. I ran out; as I returned she was running out of the street door, with her hair all over her face as if she had been struggling; she ran down the steps of the next door house, No. 29; I went up the steps of No. 27 and there heard a man say, "Come down here, there is a murder." I then went to No. 29, where I saw my sister lying in the area; there was blood about.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When prisoner married my sister he was employed as a farrier by the London General Omnibus Company. About five years afterwards he had an accident in which he lest his right eye. He brought a claim for compensation against the company, which he lost. He has found it very difficult since the accident to get employment.</p>
<p>Medical evidence having been given that she was too ill to attend, the deposition was read of
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<p>steps of No. 31 and down my area steps; prisoner ran down after her with a knife in his hand. "(In summing-up his Lordship pointed out to the jury that counsel for the defence had not had the opportunity of cross-examining this witness.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-121" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER SEARS</persName> </hi>, 39, Mawbey Road. On July 26 about 11.30 a.m. 1 saw deceased run from No. 31 into the area of No. 29 followed by prisoner, with a knife. I screamed and two men, Langridge and Reeves, went down the area and fetched prisoner up. On going down I saw deceased lying with her face downwards, bleeding from the mouth and nose. The knife prisoner had was similar to the one produced.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner appeared to be dazed.</p>
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<p>Mrs.
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<lb/>fore 12 I saw prisoner being held by some men; he tried to get at me; he held out his bloodstained hands towards me and said, "I have done her in; I am only sorry you were not there; I meant to have done you in too."</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM MARSHAM</hi>, 376 M, said that while pri
<lb/>soner was in detention at the station he said, "It is all through her mother and sister; they are the biggest liars on the face of the earth; I love my wife; it is the children I am thinking about." Later pri
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<p>Detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS CARLIN</hi>, M Division. I saw prisoner at the police station about 4 p.m. on July 26, and was examining him and his clothes, noting the marks of blood. As I did this he said, "What's the good of all this fuss, when I did it?"Later on I told him he would be charged with the wilful murder. He said, "All right; she drove me to it." In reply to the formal charge, he said, "I know I did it; I don't know what made me do it, I am sure."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It is the fact that as the consequence of an acci
<lb/>dent about six years ago prisoner lost one eye, and he has been out of employment. Except for occasional drunkenness he is a man of good character.</p>
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<p>Prisoner, representing that he was the son of Sir Maurice Fitz
<lb/>Gerald and was an officer of the Horse Guards, applied to prosecutor for a loan of £500. Prosecutor gave him a cheque for £415, where upon prisoner said he wanted cash. It being past banking hours, prosecutor gave the prisoner £85 in cash and a cheque for £415. Prisoner went away with the money and cheque, but the next day he admitted that he was not the son of Sir Maurice Fitz Gerald. When asked to give back the cheque and the £85 he wrote a letter to prose
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<p>Prisoner, who bore a good character as a workman, had disagree
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<p>(September 17). Prisoner pleaded for the fine to be remitted, as he had no means to pay. The Recorder stated that his order must stand, but prisoner's release would be contingent only on his paving the fine imposed.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120910-32-offence-1 t19120910-name-134"/>George David Hillier</persName>, her former husband being then alive.</rs> </p>
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<p>It appeared from the opening speech of the counsel prosecuting that prisoner had prior to the offence received a letter, ostensibly coming from her husband's sister, saying that he was dead, on the faith of which she had married again. This letter had, by his own admis
<lb/>sion, been written by the husband himself.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120910-33-offence-1 t19120910-name-136"/>Arthur Silverman</persName> and others, well knowing them to have been stolen.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-137" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD GIBBS</persName> </hi>, messenger. At 12.30 p.m. on August 12 I was de
<lb/>livering towels at 77a Queen Victoria Street. On returning to my tricycle I found a sack containing 139 dirty towels and dusters was missing from the top; they were marked with the initials of the com
<lb/>pany and the name of the customer. These (produced) are some of them. I reported it at the police station, and subsequently at the Mansion House Police Station identified about three dozen of the towels which were in the same sack.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-138" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SILVERMAN</persName> </hi>. I carry on business with others as the Toilet Cabinet Hire Company, at 131, Kingsland Road; we supply clean towels to office. These towels, marked with our initials, are our pro
<lb/>perty. The value of the 139 was £5.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. You are a stranger to me. Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ADAMS</hi>, City Police. On August 21 I went to the premises of a Mr. Castle, a marine store dealer, 86, Long Lane. I saw prisoner, who was the manager, and told him that I had two men in custody for stealing flannelette, and they had informed me that he had bought it from them. He said, "I have not, but you are at liberty to search our premises." At the rear of the shop I saw the sack (pro
<lb/>duced), which contained 36 towels and dusters. I noticed they coin
<lb/>cided with those reported to have been stolen, and I told prisoner they had been stolen from the City on August 12, and asked him how he accounted for the possession of them. He said, "I bought them off a Mr. Houghton in Carthusian Street in a quantity of white rags." I took him to the station. Mr. Houghton has been carrying on a res
<lb/>pectable business in Carthusian Street for the past forty years.</p>
<p>To prisoner. The sack was not concealed in any way. I saw none of the towels in the window. I did not find the flannelette. On search
<lb/>ing your apartments I found nothing in connection with this or any other charge.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-139" type="given" value="CHARLES ALBERT"/>CHARLES ALBERT BAKER</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am shopman to Mr. A. Castle, and receive 25s. a week. A fellow employee, Lewis Castle (no relation to my employer) bought these towels. When I said to the detective that I had bought them from Mr. Houghton I was referring to the last lot of Tags that had been bought from him; I knew nothing of these towels until they were found.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I manage the shop when my employer is not there. I have not the slightest idea as to how these towels came on the premises. When I or my employer is not there the other employee is in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19120910-name-140" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-140" type="surname" value="CASTLE"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-140" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS CASTLE</persName> </hi>. I am a fellow-assistant to prisoner. On August 16 I was sent to Mr. Hough ton by him to buy a hundred weight of printer's rags. I brought them home in this sack (produced). I took them to the shop and sold half to a customer. I was decorating the window with the other half when at the bottom of the sack I found these towels and dusters. I left them there in the shop and never thought any more about them. I was there when the detective found it. I gave evidence at the police court.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I went to Mr. Houghton empty-handed; I am sure the sack now produced is the same one that contained the rags. I did not put any of the towels in the window. I was going to ask prisoner, the manager, whether they were polisher's rags or printer's rags, but it slipped my mind. I told the detective in prisoner's hear
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120910-34-offence-1 t19120910-name-142"/>Elizabeth Dean</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<p>It appeared that prisoner had drawn a knife across the throat of the mother of his fiancee, inflicting superficial wounds; he had been under the mistaken impression that she had interfered between his fiancee and himself. He bore an excellent character.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-34-19120910 t19120910-34-punishment-34"/>Prisoner was released on his own recognisances in £15 to come up for judgment if called upon</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-35-19120910 t19120910-alias-4"/> Cohen, Solomon </rs>(23, tailor's cutter)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120910-35-offence-1 t19120910-name-144"/>Francis Albert Basten</persName> and stealing therein a quantity of cigars and other articles, his goods; breaking and entering the counting-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120910-35-offence-1 t19120910-name-145"/>Charles Cockburn Marriott</persName> and stealing therein two brief bags and other articles, his goods; breaking and entering the warehouse of
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19120910-name-146" type="surname" value="COHEN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19120910-35-offence-1 t19120910-name-146"/>Julius Cohen</persName> and stealing therein seven coats find other articles, his goods; forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, certain orders for the payment of £3 5s., £2 and £2 5s., in each case with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner
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<interp inst="t19120910-35-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>pleaded guilty to the indictment relating to F. A. Basten and to the forging and uttering indictments. The plea was accepted by the prosecution</rs>.</p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted of felony a, this Court on March 28, 1911, in the name of Solomon Cohen, and two other pre
<lb/>vious convictions were proved. He was stated to be suffering from consumption.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-35-19120910 t19120910-35-punishment-35"/>Eighteen months' hard labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-148" type="given" value="GEORGE INGLIS"/>GEORGE INGLIS BOYLE</persName> </hi>, messenger, London Bankruptcy Court, pro
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<persName id="t19120910-name-149" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-149" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM HENRY"/>CHARLES WILLIAM HENRY OSBORNE</persName> </hi>, solicitor and Commissioner for Oaths, 78, Loadenhall Street This affidavit, dated April 25, was sworn before me by a person giving the name of Frederick George Pope. The signature was at the bottom before it was sworn.</p>
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<persName id="t19120910-name-150" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-150" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW MCMASTER</persName> </hi>, clerk to Nicholls and Clarke, Limited, builders' merchants, 6, High Street, Shoreditch. Prisoner for about 18 months has bought goods from my firm, and we are one of his creditors. On April 22 we received notice of a meeting of his creditors to be held on the 23rd at the offices of Harnett and Co., solicitors, Jewry Street, Aldgate. I did not attend. On the "24th he called with a person whom he alleged to be his clerk, and said that he had placed his position be
<lb/>fore his creditors the previous day, and had offered a composition of 10s. They were mostly favourable, but insisted upon him producing £150 at an adjourned meeting in a week towards the necessary amount. He said it was quite impossible for him to raise it, and that the sheriff was in possession of his goods for a debt of £30, and they were to be moved either that or the following day. On his asking me for my advice I told him that if he wanted to save his goods he bad no alternative but to file his petition. He agreed to see our lawyer. He said that his own solicitor, Mr. Harnett, had that morning advised him that he would have to file his petition, and had asked for £10 for necessary fees. Prisoner informed me that he had told the solicitor that he had not got that amount, and the solicitor then suggested that £5 would be enough, but he had not got that, whereupon he had refused to file the petition. I then took him and his clerk to Mr. Budd, arriving there about midday. In his private room I briefly told Mr. Budd the circumstances as prisoner had told them to me, and asked him whether there was any alternative to prevent the goods being sold. He ad
<lb/>vised that there were only two courses open, either to pay off the sheriff or to file his petition; he agreed with Mr. Harnett. Prisoner told him that he could not raise the £150 or the £30; there was no further discussion as to that. He produced a balance-sheet to the end of 1911, which I bad previously seen, and eventually Budd agreed to file his petition without charge. I then came away, leaving prisoner with him. Prisoner never asked me for a loan of any amount at all, either on that or any other day, and I never suggested that I could raise £30 for him. In my presence he did not ask Mr. Budd for a loan. During the interval I never left the room with Mr. Budd.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. There was no discussion in Mr. Budd's office as to how he could raise the £30; prisoner simply said he could not raise it. I was there about half an hour. It was after Mr. Budd had seen the balance-sheet, which he said was very favourable, that prisoner de
<lb/>cided to file his petition. Prisoner was very worried; it was very difficult to keep him to the point; he was disjointed, but I had no diffi
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<p>myself in following him. I have an idea that Mr. Budd left the room to answer a telephone call.</p>
<p>Re-examined. What made the balance-sheet appear favourable was probably because it included debts due to prisoner, as to which litiga
<lb/>tion was then pending. I told Mr. Budd in his hearing that I had a very poor opinion of them. I understand they have not yet been collected.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19120910-name-151" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-151" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK BUDD</persName> </hi>, solicitor, 146, Bishopsgate, City. At 12.15 p.m. on April 24 the last witness brought prisoner and his clerk to me. (Wit
<lb/>ness corroborated previous witness's evidence as to this interview.) At 1 p.m., when prisoner had given me the necessary particulars I re
<lb/>quired for filing his petition, he left the office; Mr. MacMaster had left at about 12.45. I prepared the draft petition, and when prisoner re
<lb/>turned as arranged at 2.5 I read it to him. When I came to his name and address he asked if the address of his clerk could not be inserted instead. I told him that was impossible. I finished reading it, and he signed and I attested it. There was no difference in his manner to what I had noticed before; his signature was a very good one. We then went to the Bankruptcy Court, getting there about 2.50. In his presence I filed his petition. A receiving order and an order for adjudication were made. I was given this document (Exhibit 2), which with prisoner I took to Mr. Watkins, an Examiner in Bank
<lb/>ruptcy; I do not think prisoner read it. I gave Mr. Watkins the paper and asked him to take the necessary steps to prevent prisoner's good being sold that afternoon. He asked prisoner several questions. One of his answers was that he could pay £2 for every £1 he owed. I left prisoner with him. I told him nothing to induce him to believe that I was trying to raise a loan for his; he said nothing about it. I was subsequently served "with a copy of the notice that prisoner had applied to rescind the receiving order and adjudication, and also a copy of his affidavit in support. I filed an affidavit in reply. (Prisoner's affidavit, dated April 25, read, stating that being in temporary need of financial assistance he had called upon 'MT. MacMaster and applied for a loan of £30; tthat after discussing the situation Mr. MacMaster had requested him to come with him to see "our man," and that lie (accompanied by his clerk) went with him as he thought for the purpose of arranging the said loan; that he was introduced to Mr. Budd, who was made to understand his financial position, and he (Mr. Budd) and Mr. MacMaster then left the room; that on their return he, prisoner, agreed to leave the matter in Mr. Budd's hands, and went with him to a build
<lb/>ing in Chancery Lane and subsequently to a building he had since ascertained to be the Bankruptcy Court; that he believed that Mr. Budd could give him temporary accommodation; that there on being asked whether he could pay his debts he said he could pay £2 for every £1 he owed; that he showed his balance-sheet which he now pro
<lb/>duced; that he signed a paper Mr. Budd put before him, believing it to be some sort of security for the loan; that Mr. Budd had not allowed him to see, nor did he read the document he had signed; that on con
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<p>bankruptcy petition; that he had given no instructions for this to be done, nor had he paid him any sum for so doing; that his solicitors, Harnett and Co., had acted for him for the past two years, and had it been necessary for him to take legal proceedings as to his financial (position he would have consulted them; and that he now craved leave to withdraw the said petition.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I do not remember all that took place at the interview. I did not examine the balance-sheet that prisoner showed to me; I do not know whether I said it was a favourable one or not; I should have no means of verifying the figures it contained; I knew that the sheriff was in for £30; Mr. MacMaster did not tell me that prisoner and he had discussed whether it was possible to find that sum or the £150.</p>
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<lb/>ceivers Department. On April 24 Mr. Budd brought prisoner to me at about 2.20 p.m. Mr. Budd told me in prisoner's hearing that he had filed prisoner's petition, and he handed me Exhibit 2. He said the matter was rather urgent, as the sheriff was in possession. I there upon asked prisoner a few questions, and made a note of his answers on the back of Exhibit 2. They then left. I arranged with prisoner to come back in half an hour, when I would take his preliminary ex
<lb/>amination. He returned, and I produce the notes of the examina
<lb/>tion (Exhibit 3) every page of which he initialled. (A number of ques
<lb/>tions and answers were read with a view to substantiating the allega
<lb/>tion that prisoner knew the purpose for which he was answering the questions: the last answer read was, "I told my creditors yesterday that I was about to file my petition. ") The declaration he signed at the foot is, "I have carefully read over the foregoing questions and my answers thereto, which answers are true to the best of my know
<lb/>ledge, information and belief." The affidavit dated April 25 in support of an application to rescind the receiving order, was received by the Court; it was filed by his solicitors, Harnett and Co. On May 11, when the application was heard, it was ordered that it be dismissed and the costs of Mr. Budd be paid out of the estate; the application was aban
<lb/>doned by prisoner's solicitors; previously, on May 8, the affidavit of Mr. Budd and Mr. MacMaster were read, and the application was adjourned till the 11th to enable prisoner to consider the same; there were no answers filed.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner answered the questions readily and willingly; on a subsequent occasion he came and altered one of the answers; this was before the first hearing.</p>
<p>Re-examined. It would not be right to say that he was so confused as not to know what he was doing.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-153" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TOLD</persName> </hi>, sheriff's officer. On April 18 I went into possession of the goods of F. G. Pope and Co., in respect of a debt of £33 18s. 6d. I remained about three weeks. I went out on account of a claim for rent. On April 26 I got notice of bankruptcy proceedings.</p>
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<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-154" type="given" value="FREDERICK GEORGE"/>FREDERICK GEORGE POPE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). Since November, 1910, I have been in business on my own account as a builder, starting with a capital of £450. The business was fairly successful until I had some litigation with my foreman. I got into difficulties, and consulted my solicitors, Harnett and Co.; I saw Mr. Dalton, who I believe is the managing clerk; I have never seen Mr. Harnett; as far as I wag aware Dalton was a solicitor. We talked about having a meeting of my creditors, and subsequently I went to his office in response to a tele
<lb/>phone call, and he told me he had called a meeting; I was astonished to see two of my creditors. This was about April 23. I was present at part of the meeting. They wanted me to find by the following Monday £150 to show that I could pay 10s. in the £1, but I said I could not do so in so short a time. On consulting Dalton he sug
<lb/>gested my going to see my largest creditors, Nicholls and Clarke, who hid not up till then worried me. The sheriff was then in possession; Dalton knew this. I then went to Mr. MacMaster, with him to Mr. Budd, where I signed the bankruptcy petition, and then I went with Mr. Budd to the Bankruptcy Court. I there rang up Dalton, as I had promised to do. I told him I was air the Bankruptcy Court, and as far as I could understand about it I was being made a bankrupt. He asked me to come up at once, and I did so. I gave him a true account, of what had taken place. He said I had no business to do that, and that I was too well off to go bankrupt. He said that I had filed my petition, and I said I did not know the difference between filing my petition and becoming a bankrupt. He said they would have to come in now as ordinary creditors, and he asked me if I wanted to gat off. I told him yes, if I had done wrong. It was then 9 p.m., and be told me to see him early in the morning. I went there about 8.45 a.m. on April 25, and he said if I would leave it in his hands he could me it; I understood that he could collect the money and square the whole thing up. He then put this affidavit (April 25) already prepared be
<lb/>fore me, and I signed it. He did not read it to me and I did not read it myself; I trusted him; I did not know its contents. I also signed seven sheets, which I thought were making my debts over to him; he told me that; I did not read them. I was then taken over to Mr. Osborne, where I swore to the affidavit. I was subsequently told of, the affidavits which were filed in reply by Mr. Budd and Mr. MacMaster, but I did not read them. A considerable time after swearing my affidavit I learnt of its contents. On several occasions I went to the Bankruptcy Court with Dalton, but he only casually mentioned the affidavits that had been sworn in reply. I was not present when the application to rescind was made. If I had known of the contents of my affidavit I would not have sworn it. (To the Court.) I did not give Dalton the false information contained in the affidavit, and never authorised him to make the false statements.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. After leaving the Bankruptcy Court I was with Dalton at his office in Old Jewry nearly four hours, and he was bullying me all the time. I gave him full details of what had happened. No</p>
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<p>document was prepared then. I cannot say if he took notes of what I said. I do not know what has become of him now; I have not seen him since this affair. When I saw him the following morning lie told me he had been up all night preparing the document. I had handed him the papers given me by the Official Receiver, so he had thy details as to the number of my bankruptcy. (Prisoner was taken categorically through the statements in the affidavit. He alleged that the false state
<lb/>ments contained therein were invented by Dalton, such correct state
<lb/>ments as there were being gleaned by him from information he (pri
<lb/>soner) had given him, and from his own knowledge of what he knew of his (prisoner's) affairs.) I cannot suggest why Dalton should have invented all the untrue statements. I did not read previous affidavits he had made for me for the (purpose of collecting debts; he has been acting as my solicitor for the past twelve months. I told my present, solicitor the nature of my defence. At the police court I was advised by him to reserve my defence, so I said nothing. I told my solicitor a good deal about it, and probably he knew about Dalton. Dalton told me that the object of the affidavit was to get the bankruptcy annulled. I cannot remember hearing him read it on the bearing of the applica
<lb/>tion; I heard him make the application; I thought he was making a speech. I did not hear the affidavits in reply read. I have made no attempt to get Dalton here; I do not think my solicitor, Mr. Duboys, discussed with me whether we should take steps to have him here.</p>
<p>After the luncheon adjournmont prisoner withdrew his plea of not guilty, and
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<p>Mr. Muir stated that he had just been informed that prisoner him
<lb/>self had in Mr. Dalton's presence dictated the affidavit in the chambers of a barrister. Counsel had thought it right that Mr. Dalton should be informed of the allegations prisoner was making against him. Mr. Dalton was now present, but he did not desire to put him into the witness-box. The name of Arthur Otho Harnett, solicitor, 68, John Street, Bedford Row, appeared in the Law List. These proceedings were being laid before the Incorporated Law Society, and counsel asked for sentence to be postponed so that an opportunity should be had to verify the information which bad come to his knowledge as regards prisoner himself having dictated the affidavit.</p>
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<p>(Thursday, September 12.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at Marlborough Street Police Court on July 9, 1909, receiving six months' hard labour, for stealing, in the name of
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Bridgett</persName>, after a previous conviction on December 1, 1904, at Marlborough Street for stealing a jacket. He was stated to have been at work since his release in December, 1909. Sentence:
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<p>Mr. St. John Morrow prosecuted; Mr. Eustace Fulton defended. Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">BENJAMIN LARBY</hi>, 80 K R. On July 3, at about 12.30 p.m., I was on duty in the Galleons Road, Woolwich, when I saw 60 or 80 men on strike, near the "Galleons Hotel." About 200 non-unionist labourers were having their mid-day meal in the "Galleons Hotel "; it would be common knowledge that they did so every day. Childs shouted, "Give it to the f—." There had been no disturbance; the effect of his words was that the strikers threw stones and bottles at the free labourers. I went to the back of the hotel, where I heard Halls, who was very excited, shout, "Go on, boys, give it to the bastards, let them have it, go on, give them blacklegs." Stones, pewter pots, glasses and bottles were being thrown in all direc
<lb/>tions. A number of free-labourers were running towards the dock gates. Giles threw a bottle at one of them, and shouted, "Take that, you b—, you dirty scabs." Sergeant Saunders gave the order to clear the four-ale bar; there was a terrible turmoil going on inside. As I entered Childs, who was inside the bar, deliberately threw a pewter pot, or glass, at me; I ducked my head, the missile hit my helmet (produced), making a dent on the plate. I hit him on the top of his head with my truncheon; he then went out. The free-labourers were running in all directions. We then cleared the bar.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Perhaps I hit Childs rather hard; he was bleed
<lb/>ing badly. I know him. Some of the free-labourers threw missiles. I could not say whether Giles hit anybody with the bottle he threw. The free-labourers outnumbered the strikers. I have been 23 years in the force. I was promoted; I had an inquiry to make concerning a bus-driver's license; I reported that I had done so when I had not, and I was reduced in consequence. Since then I have been four times recommended for promotion; I have declined it because I was so dis
<lb/>gusted with the treatment I received from my superior officers.</p>
<p>Police-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK SAUNDERS</hi>, 40 K. On July 3, at noon, I was on duty in the Galleons Road, when I saw from 60 to 80 strikers going towards the "Galleons Hotel," where it was publicly known that the free-labourers were having their meal. I went to the "Galleons Hotel "; a free fight was going on; pate, bottles and glasses were flying in all directions. In the yard of the hotel I saw Childs throw a</p>
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<p>bottle, and shout, "Go on, give it to the f—." I heard a terrible disturbance going on in the four-ale bar; there were Shouts of "Police." I gave the order to clear the bar. As we went in Childs threw a pot or bottle at Police-constable Larby; Larby ducked, and it hit him on the helmet. Larby then struck Childs with his truncheon. I know Halls; he has been an active man among the strikers; I have seen him address
<lb/>ing several strike meetings. On this day I saw him throw a bottle at a man; I could not say whether he hit him or not. At the same time he shouted, "Now then, boys, let them have it, the blacklegs." He was in the act of picking up a pewter pot when he was arrested by Police-constable Hammond. Halls was released, as he was known to the police and could be arrested later on. I saw Giles throw a bottle at a man who was running towards the docks. Giles was on strike at the time.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">BENJAMIN HAMMOND</hi>, 158 K, corroborated as to Halls.</p>
<p>Police-Constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS WATTS</hi>, 121 K, corrorborated as to Giles—I ran after him, but he ran away, and I lost him.</p>
<p>(Friday, September 13.)</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK STEVENS</hi>, 707 K, corroborated as to Halls.</p>
<p>Police-constalble
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT GROOM</hi>, 945 K. On July 3 at about 12.10 p.m. I was on point duty at Cyprus Place, New Beckton, which is about seven minutes' walk from the "Galleons Hotel," when I saw Childs with about a dozen other men alight from the tramcar at the terminus at Ferndale and walk towards the "Galleons Hotel." At 12.40 p.m. I saw him returning with his head bleeding. He went into Phillip's coffee-house, where he was arrested.</p>
<p>Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS CLARK</hi>, K Division. At about 12.40 p.m. on July 3 I arrested Childs in a coffee-shop in Cyprus Place He said, "I did not ask for this, I took the men down to the' Galleons' to have a look at the blacklegs, and to give them a drink. I called for 10 pots of ale. but they said there were no pots. Before I could realise what had happened there was a general scrap up; I put up my hands and appealed to the men to stop. Police-constable Larby struck me on the head with his truncheon, but why I do not know." On the way to the police station he said, "I am a victim of circumstances, and am very sorry this occurred; I did not intend to make a row, but they sold me." He was charged, and made no reply.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Halls, as far as I know, is a respectable man and has never been charged before. Childs has twice rendered assistance to the police.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRY CLARK</hi>, 491 K. On July 5 I arrested Giles on warrant. He said, "I only went to the 'Galleons' to have a drink; I did not know that any trouble was going to take place; if I had I should not have gone there." When charged he made no reply.</p>
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<p>was having my dinner with a number of other free-labourers in the four-ale bar of the "Galleons Hotel," when Childs, in company with a number of strikers, came in, and ordered 12 pots of ale, subsequently increasing it to 15. I tried to get out. One of the strikers attempted to close the door, but I managed to get out. Something cut my hand as I was going out.</p>
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<lb/>unionist, and have worked during the strike. At mid-day on July 3 I was standing about in the four-ale bar of the "Galleons Hotel" after eating my dinner, when a number of men came in. My glass was knocked out of my hand. Somebody ordered 12 pots of ale, which he afterwards increased to 15. Glasses and pint pots began flying about. I picked up a pot to defend myself, and then got outside.</p>
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<lb/>unionists were having their dinner, when Childs, whom I know, ordered 15 pots of ale from my assistant Dudley. He was told we had; no pots; he said, "Serve it in glasses." Two or three glasses were served. Someone shouted out, "Close the door. Now, then, boys, post and glasses. "Pots and glasses then began flying in all directions. The non-unionists began running in all directions, some jumped over the bar into the private part of the premises. The police then came in and quelled the disturbance. I afterwards found that 10 pots were bent out of shape, about three dozen glasses were broken, one window was broken, and one cracked.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. Both sides were throwing pots and glasses.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<lb/>mended by the East Ham Bench. On Wednesday, July 3, about noon I was at the committee rooms of the Women and Children's Fund at 267, Barking Road, of which I am treasurer. Hails is the president, and Councillor Dean, of East Ham, is the secretary. We were all three paying the tradesmen when someone told us of the state of affairs at the "Galleons Hotel." Halls and I then took a tram from the Town Hall to Ferndale. There was nobody with us. We walked to the "Galleons Hotel," where we saw about 40 men. As I came up one man said, "Hullo, there comes Bert Smith "—that is my professional name—"are you going to buy any beer?"I said, "There is rather too many of you to take up in the saloon bar, we had better go down to the four-ale bar." Twenty of them then followed me to the four-ale bar. I was going to give them beer in order to quieten; them. I first ordered</p>
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<p>10 pots and then increased it to 15. I was told chat there were no pots in. I was waiting for the pots to come in, when a glass broke against a partition over my bead. I said, "For God's sake do not do that, have a drink and have it quietly and let us go home." About 150 free
<lb/>labourers who were having their dinner in an adjoining room then commenced to come out. One of them was taking off his coat pre
<lb/>paring to have a fight. I said to him, "I do not want to have anything to do with you." I did not see any pots, bottles, or glasses thrown except the one which broke over my head. Some glasses were broken by falling on the floor. The police then came in and lined up against the wall. There were about six persons besides myself in the bar then, the others had gone out. I commenced to walk out. I had passed Larby, I looked round at him, and he struck me on the head with his truncheon. When I got outside Police-constable Clark attempted to strike me, but missed. I stooped to pick up my hat, and he hit me on the head. My head bled very much. I went to a coffee shop, where the police arrested me. The inspector said, "I am sorry to see you like this, Bert." I said, "You are no more sorry than what I am. What do you want?"He said, "You will have to come with me." I said, "What are you going to charge me with?"He said, "Using insulting words and behaviour." I was charged with assault a week later. My head was dressed by the divisional surgeon. I had been ill and in bed prior to July 3 with sunstroke as a result of the South African War. I only knew Giles by sight.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I have never addressed a meeting except on behalf of the Women and Children's Fund. On the morning of July I was chairman of a meeting. I opened the meeting with a short address; I do not remember what the subject of my remarks was. I did no; con
<lb/>clude my remarks by saying, "Don't forget to have a drink with me at half past 12, you know where." I did not invite them to have a drink in the morning. A constable told me that Police-constable Larby was trying to catch me for betting, and he has had a spite against me since then. I take bets by telephone. I suggest that Larby is deliberately telling untruths out of spite, and the other policemen are backing him up because of the brotherly love between policemen. I think Police
<lb/>constable Watts has made a genuine mistake; the other witnesses have been well drilled. I should say it would be suicidal for me to take 20 men to have a fight with 150 non-unionists. I did not know that the "Galleons" was the place where the free-labourers were having their dinners. In the four-ale bar I did not hear anybody say, "Now then, boys, shut the door, spots and glasses," or anything like that. The police did not clear the bar; there was no one there to clear. As I went out of the door I turned my head to keep my eye on Larby, as I thought he would give me one; he has got a bad character with his truncheon. At the police-station the police were having a consulta
<lb/>tion, saying, "Who is going to charge him?"Inspector Clark charged me first. Lanrby and Saunders were round the corner out of my sight; they did not want to see me. I said, "I want Larby to charge me, he is the man who hit me, and he knows what he hit me with."</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-170" type="given" value="ARTHUR JOHN"/>ARTHUR JOHN HALLS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I live at 19, Calverton Road, East Ham, and am a ship's clerk. I am a married man with two children. I have never been charged before. (The witness then corroborated the story of Chiles.) I went out of the four-ale bar directly the disturbance started. I did not throw a bottle. Police-consumable Hammond arrested me, but let me go again. I attended the police-court the same day when Childs was charged. Two days after
<lb/>wards I was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and using abusive language. I was not charged with assault or riot until a week later.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. A man whose name I do not know came to the committee rooms and said he was under the impression that some boys had gone down to the "Galleons," and that there would be trouble. I have taken an active part in the strike, addressing public meetings. I have not been in the habit of molesting free-labourers. Inspector Clark did not warn me off the Galleons Road. When information was brought to us of trouble at. the "Galleons" it did not occur 10 me to go to the police. I did not shout out, "Give it to the bastards, boys."</p>
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<lb/>body said, "Here comes Bert Smith," and asked him if he was going to buy any beer. Childs then walked towards the four-ale bar followed by other men. Halls asked me to have a drink and I followed, Childs ordered ten pots of ale, the barman said there were no pots, and Childs said, "Well, give it us in glasses." Shortly after that there was a rush and a fight. Childs held up his hands and said, "For God's sake don't do that. Stop it." The fight was over in five minutes; I stayed in the corner. The police came in and formed up along the wall. Larby said, "Come on out of it." Childs went to go out, when Larby knocked him down with his truncheon. I then went out. I was arrested two days after. I did not throw a bottle at anyone. I went down to the "Galleons" with a friend, a labourer named Thomas Wood.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I only knew Childs by sight.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-172" type="given" value="GEORGE PATRICK"/>GEORGE PATRICK DEAN</persName> </hi>, 61, Outram Road, East Ham, Councillor of East Ham. On July 3 I was at the Committee Roams of the East Ham Women and Children's Fund, of which I was secretary, with Childs and Halls, paying the accounts, when a man on a bicycle came in and made a communication as a result of which Childs and Halls left.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am a journalist, in the employ of the "East Ham Echo." The man told us that a lot of men were on their way down to the "Galleons" bent on making a disturbance, and said, "You chaps, if you want to stop a disturbance you had better go at once." It was first of all suggested that Halls and I should go to stop the disturbance, but owing to the fact that I am rather good at figures, Childs said, "Well, you had better not go, I will go with Halls." Child and Halls did go, while I stayed behind to pay out the money.</p>
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<p>We were on the best of terms with the police; it did not occur to me to send to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-173" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH MACAN</persName> </hi>, cook, "Gialleons Hotel." On July 3, just before this disturbance occurred, I saw Bert Smith come down the steps from the Galleons Road, and walk towards the four-ale bar, followed by twelve or thirteen men. As he passed me he said, "Good morning," and I replied "Good morning." He was creating no disturbance.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-174" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE PALMER</persName> </hi>, kitchenmaid, "Galleons Hotel," corroborated.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-175" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY MOORE</persName> </hi>, 22, Birkett Avenue, East Ham, clerk;
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE DONOVAN</hi>, 33, Mount
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR ROBERT HARVEY</hi>, 106, Roman Road, stevedore;
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MAXALL</hi>, 138, Roman Road, stevedore;
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARKY KNIGHT</hi>, 16, Kempton Road, East Ham, dock labourer, and
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-176" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WOOD</persName> </hi>, 11, Chatham Road, East Ham, dock labourer. I went down with Giles to the "Galleons "; I did not see the disturbance.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-178" type="given" value="EDWARD ALBERT"/>EDWARD ALBERT LOWRIE</persName> </hi>, 153, Wonderfield Street, dock labourer. I was outside the four-ale bar. There was no disturbance until a free
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<p>Verdict, Childs and Hall,
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<p>Mr. Lynch prosecuted; Mr. Hubert Hull defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-186" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHEELER</persName> </hi>, employed by Thomas French and Son, Limited, portmanteau manufacturers, Moor Lane, E.C. Prisoner was employed by our firm from August to September, 1909. He left of his own accord. He would become acquainted with the names and addresses of our customers. He was in the entering room. At that time we had a clerk named Sullivan. On Saturday, August 3, we received a telephone order from Beale, of Whitechapel, for two kit bags. A second message was received that they were to be sent to Whitechapel Station to be called for. On receipt of the second message I communicated with Beale's. Then a dummy parcel was made up and dispatched to White
<lb/>chapel Station. I followed and called at Beale's on the way. On my way I saw accused some 20 or 25 yards from the railway station. On the following Tuesday I saw prisoner talking to Sullivan outside the Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner could have had goods from us on the same terms as Beale's provided he paid for them. I cook the train from Moor
<lb/>gate Street to Aldgate and then went by bus. It took about 15 minutes. The station is only a few yards from Beale's. The first telephone message came about 12.30 and the second about 10 minutes later. Whitechapel High Street is very busy about that time. Very few people were using the station then. I do not know much about Whitechapel. Prisoner was not by himself; there were men there with goods exposed for sale. He was not speaking to anyone. I saw him side face. I do not think he saw me. When I met Beale's man I went back across the road from Whitechapel Station. Prisoner was then standing with the crowd. This was about 1.15 p.m. I do not know if he was there when we came out of the station; I did not look because I was going to St. Mary's Station, where I understood the parcel would be found; I found that they do not take parcels at Whitechapel (Station. At St. Mary's we were informed that somebody had already applied for the parcel. I was told it was a young man. I did not expect to see. Harwood. I was surprised. I had no reason to speak to him. I went really to see if it was anybody employed by our firm who was trying to get the goods, and Beale's were going to prosecute if the person was caught.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-187" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>, employed by French and Son, Limited. On Friday before August Bank Holiday a fellow a coke to me and in cones
<lb/>quence of what he said I spoke to Sullivan. Sullivan and I went to a public-house, 99, Finsbury Pavement. We saw prisoner. Sullivan spoke to him. I did not hear what was said.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-188" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I have been employed by Messrs. French in the entering room five years. Prisoner was employed in the same room. On Friday before Bank Holiday Saunders gave me a message. I accompanied him to 99, Finsbury Pavement, where I saw prisoner and another man, a friend, I suppose. He left his friend and walked up to</p>
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<p>me. He asked me to get him a price list of our firm and some order sheets from Robinson and Cleaver. He said, "With those orders I can use a follow-on number." He said he could ring up the firm and order the goods to be sent by passenger train and he would call for them. All the station. I said I would not do it; I would not be brought in to it. He then said, "Well, get me a price list and meet me at nine o'clock at Liverpool Street Station to-night." I did not promise. I did not turn up. I made a report to my superiors when I got back. On Tuesday after Bank Holiday I saw him at the hotel in Bishopsgate Street. I had no appointment with him. He said, "Did you have an order from Beale, of Whitechapel, on Saturday?"I said "Yes." He said, "Was there any trouble about the order?"I said, "No, the goods went off by passenger train to be called for." I asked him, "Did you know anything about the telephone message?"He said, Yes I rang up for those goods." He said he saw Wheeler near the station and thought it was best to keep clear. I met him again on the Wednesday, not by appointment. He said, "Have you heard any
<lb/>thing more about Beale, of Whitechapel?"He said: "No, the railway company had sent the bags back, and the man hat had taken the phone message had got into trouble, the firm thinking he must have taken the wrong name on the 'phone." He then asked me if I could get him some order sheets of Foster Porter's, of Wood Street. He said he knew where he could have some printed, and knew someone who could come into our firm as Foster Porter's, showing those order-sheets, and get a fitted case about £20. He said I would get a third of this if I would do it. When I told him the bags had been returned by the rail
<lb/>way company he said it could not have been Wheeler he saw, and that if he had called for the goods at the station he would have got them. I said, "Perhaps you would have done." I was present when he was arrested; I had just come out of Spitalfields Market when prisoner walked up to me. As he was walking with me an officer came up and said to prisoner, "Is your name Harwood?"Prisoner said, "No," and kicked my foot. The officer then asked me and I told him his name was Harwood. He was then taken into custody.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not receive the order on the telephone. I sent the goods out. I first heard about the matter on the following Friday when I was asked about it by Mr. Wheeler. Prisoner did not explain what he meant when he said it could not have been Wheeler that he saw. I did not ask him. On the Friday he mentioned about a fibre case, a bag and some purses that he wanted the quote numbers of sent to an address in Cable Street, so that he could know what goods were in stock. He never gave me his own address. When he left me on the Friday he made no appointment to meet me again. He said, "See me to-night at nine o'clock." I always met him by chance. He knew where I went to lunch and the way I went home at night. I spoke to Mr. Brown about the matter on the Friday and asked his advice. He said, "Take no notice." Prisoner told me it was he who ran; up as Beale's.</p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-190" type="given" value="JOB FREDERICK"/>JOB FREDERICK SHIMMER</persName> </hi>, employed by Messrs. French. On August 3 I received a telephone message from Beale's with reference to bags ordered "Please send them by passenger train to Whitechapel." I gave the message to Mr. Wheeler.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The message came almost immediately after the other, about 12.30.</p>
<p>
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<p>Cross-examined. The person called about three o'clock, I think. A small boy afterwards came and asked for the parcel. I did not identify prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-192" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>, cashier, Beale and Co., 171-3, Whitechapel Road. My firm gave no order for two kit-bags to French and Sons, Limited, on August 3.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY BOARD</hi>, City Police. I saw prisoner on August 13, about 12.30, in Brushfield Street. About 12.30 witness Sullivan came out of the market, where he had his dinner. Prisoner spoke to him. They walked in conversation as far as the corner of Brushfield Street and Bishopsgate Street. I then asked prisoner if his name was Har
<lb/>wood. He said, "No." I then asked Sullivan, "Is this Harwood?" He said, "Yes." I then told him I was a police officer and had a war
<lb/>rant for his arrest for inciting Sullivan to steal his master's goods, to which he made no reply. I conveyed him to Moor Lane Police Station, where I read the warrant to him, and told him that he might be further charged with attempting to obtain two bags on the 3rd from Messrs. French by means of a bogus telephone message. He then said, "I did not send that message." When searched this piece of paper was found upon him. That apparently refers to a bogus telephone message to another firm.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19120910-name-193" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARWOOD</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I live at 102, Old Church Road, E. I am 20 years old. On Friday, August 2, I sent a stranger to me to Messrs. French to ask for Sullivan, and to tell Sullivan that his brother wanted to see him, that is me, at the comer of Finsbury Pave
<lb/>ment. Sullivan came with Saunders. I then said to him, "You re
<lb/>member last August I bought a job suit case." I then said, "When will I see you again?"and he made an appointment to see me on Wed
<lb/>nesday next at 12.30 in the vicinity of Spitalfields. I then left him. On August 3 I never went out all day till seven o'clock in the evening I live with my parents. We are ten in family and occupy three rooms. On the following Wednesday I met Sullivan by appointment which he made on the Friday. His first words were, "What do you think? We had detectives in our place yesterday morning about Beale's, White
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<p>you have an order on Saturday from Beales?"or "Was there any trouble about it? or that I sent someone for the bags. I was not with Sullivan on the Tuesday. I was miles away. I am out of regular employment. I did not mention Robinson and Cleaver to Sullivan.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. On the Friday before Bank Holiday I wanted to buy a job suit case, a repetition of one I bought 12 months previously. I was making preparation to go to Australia. I had made application to a distress committee. I left French's with a good character. I could not ask them to serve me because they never sell to outsiders. I emphatically suggest that Mr. Wheeler is not telling the truth when he says there would have been no objection. Prosecutors have trumped up this charge against me. I was on good terms with Sullivan; I had not seen him since I left. I left in October. The reason I sent my message to him was that I was in a dilapidated state. I had money. I gave him 2s. as a deposit on the Wednesday. The case was 3s. I can sug
<lb/>gest no reason why Sullivan should tell lies; that is for the prosecution; I do Hot know what is at the bottom of this. It is all quite untrue. I could not expect to have the case on the Wednesday because they have not always job cases. He told me about Beale's on the Wednes
<lb/>day and said the firm attributed it to Saunders taking the wrong name. It was not in answer to my question. When I was arrested I said my name was Harwood. I had no reason to hide my name. What they say is untrue.</p>
<p>Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARWOOD</hi>, 102, Old Church Road, E. I was at home all day on August 3. My son got up about half-past nine. He did not go out till 7 p.m.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. We were standing there talking. It was the day after August Bank Holiday. It was where all the strikers were stand
<lb/>ing, as they had not gone to work. I was on strike.</p>
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