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<p>DECEMBER, 1912.</p>
<p>Vol. CLVIII.] [Part 939</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>BURNETT, MAYOR.</p>
<p>SECOND SESSION,</p>
<p>HELD DEC. 3RD, 1912, AND FOLLOWING DAYS.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORTHAND BY</p>
<p>GEORGE WALPOLE & CO.,</p>
<p>Shorthand Writers to the Court.</p>
<p>POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>EDITED BY</p>
<p>H. DELACOMBE ROOME, ESQUIRE,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE</p>
<p>[Published by Annual Subscription.]</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>GEO. WALPOLE & CO., PORTUGAL STREET BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN, W.C.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF OTHER COUNTIES</p>
<p>WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Tuesday, December 3rd, 1912, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-7" type="given" value="FORREST"/>FORREST FULTON</persName> </hi>, Knight, K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FK. ALEBERT BOSANQUET</hi>, K.C., COMMON Serjeant of the Said City; and His Honour Judge
<hi rend="smallCaps">RENTOUL</hi>, K.C., Commissioner; His Majerty'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="smallCaps">BURNETT, MAYOR. SECOND SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
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<p>(Tuesday, December 3.)</p> </div1>
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<p>It was stated that prisoner, who had been committed to the October Sessions of this court for wounding with intent to murder, had since died from the effects of the poison she had taken after committing that offence.</p>
<p>All recognisances were discharged.</p>
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<p>Prisoners confessed to a previous conviction of felony at this court on January 12, 1909; Powys in the name of
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<p>Prisoners had been associated together in extensive frauds, con
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<p>Sentences: Burke,
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<p>The Recorder stated that he had thought it right to make a clear distinction between these prisoners, whom he described as "sectional ringleaders," and those prisoners whom he had bound over last session.</p>
<p>Sentence: (each) 29 days' imprisonment, to date from the first day of last sessions.</p>
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<p>On April 29 prisoner was discharged from the Army with ignominy, for stealing a purse. He fraudulently enlisted again in August when he stole a fellow soldier's Post Office Bank Book.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PADMORE</hi>, George (61, newsvendor)</persName>,
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<lb/>fully and maliciously damaging by night a plate glass window, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-7-offence-1 t19121201-name-25"/>Isaia Della Porta</persName>, to an amount exceeding £5.</rs> </p>
<p>From January, 1900, there were 74 convictions against prisoner, 59 of them being for drunk and disorderly and seven for breaking windows. He had only been released one day when he committed this offence.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-7-19121201 t19121201-7-punishment-6"/>Eighteen months' hard labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19121201-8-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>of forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, a warrant and order for the payment of £23 10s. 10d., with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<lb/>ing, knowing the same to be forged, a warrant and order for the pay
<lb/>ment of £14 2s. 6d., with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19121201-8-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>unlawfully forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, a certain writing, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner had previously borne a good character.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-8-19121201 t19121201-8-punishment-7"/>Three months' imprisonment, second division, upon each offence, to run concurrently.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<p>(Tuesday, December 3.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DEMPSEY</hi>, William (36, labourer)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19121201-9-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, both unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin twice on the same day.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Holford Knight prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-29" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR GRACE</persName> </hi>, barman, "Kentish Drovers" public-house, Old Kent Road. On November 9, at about 9 p.m., prisoners came in together. Hyde called for a glass of ale and a shandy and tendered counterfeit half-crown (Exhibit 1) in payment. I took the drinks back and returned the half-crown, telling them it was bad. They went out together. They were both sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-30" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-30" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-30" type="given" value="CATHARINE"/>CATHARINE ADAMS</persName> </hi>, 722a, Old Kent Road, newsagent. On Novem
<lb/>ber 9, at about 9 p.m., Dempsey came into my shop and bought a pennyworth of Nosegay tobacco and 1/2 d. book of cigarette papers, for which he tendered counterfeit half-crown (Exhibit 1) and received 2s. 4 1/2 d. change. He then went out. Shortly afterwards my husband returned to the shop, saw the half-crown, went out, and returned with both prisoners in custody. I pointed out Dempsey as being the man who had passed the half-crown; turning to Hyde, Dempsey said, "You gave me the half-crown." He also said he had been changing money all day.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Dempsey. A young lady from "The Kentish Drovers" public-house made a communication to me that men were changing counterfeit coin; I do not know why she is not a witness.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-31" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-31" type="given" value="EDWARD ALEXANDER"/>EDWARD ALEXANDER ADAMS</persName> </hi>, husband of last witness. On Novem
<lb/>ber 9, shortly after 9 p.m., I came into my shop and was shown counterfeit half-crown (Exhibit 1). I went out and saw Dempsey, about 20 yards off, joining Hyde, who was on the other side of the road. As he crossed the road Dempsey shook hands with himself. I think one of the prisoners said, "I told you so." They then walked on. I spoke to a police-constable and they were arrested. In their presence I told the police-constable they had been in my place and changed a bad half-crown. Dempsey said he had not changed any money at all, nor had he been in my shop. Hyde said, "I cannot say if I changed it or not; I have changed a lot of half-crowns to-day." On the way back to the shop I heard some money drop; it appeared to drop from Hyde. At the shop my wife identified the man who had given her the half-crown. I handed the coin to the police-constable.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Hyde. I did not say at the police court that you said, "I do not know whether I changed it or not; I have changed a lot of half-crowns to-day"; I was not asked. I have thought of it since.</p>
<p>To Dempsey. I was not in the shop when you tendered the coin; a young lady called me in and told me what had happened. I do not know her name and address. I did not consider it my duty to secure</p>
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<p>her attendance here as a witness. When I heard money drop I did not say anything.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR BURCHELL</hi>, 768 P. On November 9, at about 9.15 p.m., Adams called my attention to the two prisoners whom I then arrested. In the presence of the prisoners Adams said, "These two men are passing bad money down the road; they passed one over the counter to my Missis"; he then handed me counterfeit half-crown (produced). Dempsey said, "This is a very unlucky tangle for me"; and said he wished he had never met the other prisoner. Hyde said nothing. I searched them and found 1s. 9 1/2 d. on Dempsey; nothing on Hyde. I took them to Adams's shop, where they were identified by Mrs. Adams. Dempsey then said, "That is quite right, governor; he (referring to Hyde) gave me the half-crown to come in for a pennyworth of Nosegay and a halfpennyworth of cigarette papers." Hyde said, "That is quite right."</p>
<p>To Dempsey. You said, "It is an unlucky tangle for me" at the police station after you were charged; you did not say it when I arrested you. I found 1s. 9 1/2 d. on you—not on Hyde. (The deposi
<lb/>tion was read, showing that witness to have said at the police court, in answer to cross-examination by Hyde, "You had only 1s. 9d. in money on you.")</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN BISSELL</hi>, P division. On November 9, at abort 9.30 p.m., I was called to Adams's shop, where I found prisoners in custody. Mrs. Adams said, "This man (Dempsey) a little while ago came into the shop and called for a pennyworth of Nosegay and a halfpenny packet of A.G. cigarette papers and tendered this coin; gave him the goods and 2s. 4d. change." Dempsey said, "He" (Hyde) "gave me the half-crown to get a pennyworth of tobacco and a packet of cigarette papers, which I got and gave him the change." Hyde said, "That is right." I sent for a barman at "The Kentish Drovers" public-house, who said, in the presence of the prisoners, "Both these men came into the four-ale bar and that man" (Hyde) "called for two shandy ales; I drew them; he gave me a half-crown which, on testing by rubbing it on the till, I found was a bad one. I handed him the coin back, told him it was a bad one, and took the beer away from them. Both the men left the bar together." I told pri
<lb/>soners they would be taken to the station and charged with uttering counterfeit coin. Dempsey made no reply; Hyde said, "You have made a bloomer this time." They were taken to the station and charged. Neither made any reply to the charge; afterwards Dempsey said to me, "It is an unlucky tangle for me; I am sorry I ever met him." I searched both prisoners at the police station. On Dempsey I found a broken packet of Nosegay, cigarette papers, and two packets of A.G. cigarette papers, one quite new and the other partly used, and a small tin box containing loose tobacco. On Hyde I found 1s. 6d. silver and 3d. bronze.</p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-32" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, assistant assayer, H.M. Mint. This half-crown (produced) is counterfeit; it is not particularly well made.</p>
<p>Dempsey's statement before the magistrate. "I met this man and went to have a drink. It is true what the barman said. There was a dispute about the coin and we came out. If I had known the coin was bad I would not have gone in a shop to near to buy tobacco. I bought the tobacco and gave him the change. We walked away and went towards another public-house, and the gentleman came up and stopped us." Hyde's statement. "I earned the half-crown by carrying a bag."</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19121201-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-33" type="surname" value="HYDE"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-33" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HYDE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). I only earned the money; that is all. I did not know it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-34" type="surname" value="DIMPSEY"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DIMPSEY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). On the night in ques
<lb/>tion I had been looking for work. About 9 p.m. I met Hyde and we went and had a drink. There was some dispute by the barman about the coin he handed. We came away. He asked me what I thought about it and I said I did not think it was bad and that I would see whether it was. I took it into a tobacconist's shop and they give me some tobacco and the change. I made no attempt to get away when I was stopped.</p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-9-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty.</rs> </p>
<p>Against Hyde seven convictions were proved since 1902. A number of convictions since 1895 were proved against Dempsey. Neither prisoner had previously been convicted of a coinage offence.</p>
<p>Sentence (each):
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-9-19121201 t19121201-9-punishment-8"/>Twelve months' hard labour</rs>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JUDGE RENTOUL</hi>.</p>
<p>(Tuesday, December 3.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19121201-10-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>. Being entrusted with certain property, to wit, a valuable security for payment of £300 in order that they might apply the same for certain purposes, unlaw
<lb/>fully fraudulently converting the same and the proceeds thereof to their own use and benefit.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Eustace Fulton prosecuted; Mr. Purcell defended the female prisoner; Mr. Lynch defended the male prisoner.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-11-offence-1 t19121201-name-38"/>Albert Killick</persName>, and feloniously receiving same.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction and several others were proved.</p>
<p>(December 9.) Sentence:
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<interp inst="t19121201-11-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-11-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-11-19121201 t19121201-11-punishment-9"/>Eight months' hard labour.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19121201-12-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>of forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, an order for the payment of £20, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Eustace Fulton prosecuted.</p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<interp inst="t19121201-12-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-12-19121201 t19121201-12-punishment-10"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Walsh prosecuted.</p>
<p>(December 9.)
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<p>Mr. Blackwell appeared for prisoner.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE AVORY</hi> </p>
<p>(Wednesday, December 4.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-4" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>all feloniously engraving upon certain material a figure and device the impression taken from which resembled part of a bank note (two indictments);</rs>
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<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-5" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-5" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>all making and engraving upon certain plates a promissory note and part thereof (two indictments);</rs>
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<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-6" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-6" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>all feloniously possessing an instru
<lb/>ment for making paper with words and devices, appearing in Bank of England notes (two indictments);</rs>
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<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-7" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-7" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>all feloniously possessing engraved material the impression taken from which resembled part of a bank note (two indictments);</rs>
<rs id="t19121201-15-offence-8" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-8" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-8" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>all feloniously possessing a plate engraved with part of a promissory note:</rs>
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<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-9" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-9" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>all feloniously possessing paper upon which parts of bank notes were printed;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-10" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-10" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>all compiring together and with others unknown to forge and utter Bank of England notes and to defraud divers liege subjects of the King;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-11" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>Browne and Wallace feloniously making counterfeit coin;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-12" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-12" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>Browne and Wallace feloniously possessing a mould upon which was impressed the obverse and reverse tides of a sovereign;</rs>
<rs id="t19121201-15-offence-13" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-13" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-15-offence-13" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>Browne and Wallace unlawfully possessing coun
<lb/>terfeit coin.</rs> </p>
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<p>The four prisoners were tried on the first indictment. Mr. Muir and Mr. Percival Clarke prosecuted; Mr. Valetta de
<lb/>fended Byrne; Mr. Curtis Bennett and Mr. Montague Shearmen de
<lb/>fended Watts.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-47" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER GOODGE</persName> </hi>, principal accountant, Bank Notes Department, Bank of England. I am the custodian of the cancelled notes. The £5 note (Exhibit 106) No. 60,649 was issued from the Bank on November 9, 1911, and returned on December 5, 1911. It is en
<lb/>dorsed, "J. Robertson, 3, Morley Road, Chiswick." Exhibit 11 is a photographic negative of that same note. I have examined two bundles of notes (Exhibits 4 and 21); they are forgeries of £10 notes. In each bundle some of the notes are incomplete; the cypher, the letter K, is missing. There are 86 complete in Exhibit 4 and six com
<lb/>plete in Exhibit 21, except for the letter "K." Those notes seem to have been printed from the copper plate (Exhibit 5). The letter "K" is also missing from the copper plate.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Browne. The cypher was missing from all the notes I have seen. To my knowledge no forged notes of that de
<lb/>scription have come into the bank.</p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-48" type="given" value="GEORGE CHARLES"/>GEORGE CHARLES LAWES</persName> </hi>, photographic engraver. I am employed as a demonstrator to Messrs. Penrose at 109, Farringdon Street. I know all the prisoners. Browne and Byrne came to Penrose's pre
<lb/>mises about October last year. They said they wanted to reproduce maps and plans or drawings of that description. They asked for some instruction. I arranged that they should come up to my workshop at the Polytechnic (where I am demonstrator in photographic engrav
<lb/>ing) and I gave them some instruction later on. I think Browne and Byrne came about three times. Browne came altogether six or seven times. They came afterwards with Wallace, whom they intro
<lb/>duced to me as their electrical engineer. Wallace came to see the lamp I was using and which I explained to him; I think he came about three times. The instruction extended over five or six weeks. Watts came last of all. He said be came from "Robinson" and he wanted me to help him in the work in which I had instructed Browne and Byrne. He said he was a printer and wanted instruction in lithographic printing. I think he cane to me twice. I gave him the formula (Exhibit 82). In November last I went to Hammersmith Police Station and there picked out Browne and Watts. I saw Byrne there, but I was uncertain of him. I recognised him afterwards, when he was in the dock at the court. When he was at my work
<lb/>shop he was wearing glasses; he was not wearing glasses when I went to identify him. His general appearance when I first met him was</p>
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<p>that of a man fairly well to do and he was shaven. When I went to identify him he had a growth of about a fortnight on his chin and generally looked a man down at heel. The paper of the notes (Ex
<lb/>hibite 4 and 21) is darker than normal; it looks dirty. The paper can be bleached and made perfectly white by chemical process. I am not acquainted with the class of paper called cream wove bank paper.</p>
<p>I think a solution of sulphuric acid of sufficient strength will parch
<lb/>mentise paper, make it tough and leathery. The notes produced look as though they have been parchmentised. The formula in pocket book (Exhibit 98) would not be of sufficient strength to parchmentise; it might be used in batteries. The photographic negative (Exhibit 11) might be used for reproducing a £5 note. Exhibit 10 appears to be ft negative of a line drawing. There is" £10" on it and a number of wavy lines. Exhibit 19 is a zinc plate taken from the negative. I do not know of any process for producing the appearance of a water mark by means of a sine plate. Exhibit 6 is a zinc plate similar to No. 19, except that it has" £5" instead of" £10."</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Browne. The sine plate might have been taken from the negative. On the negative there is the number 81,611. I cannot see any number on the zinc plate; there it something there in the place where the number is on the negative. Nothing I showed you had anything to do with copper plate printing.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Valetta. I first saw Browne about the middle of October last. I saw Byrne at the police court and failed to identify him. he had no glasses on then and his general appearance was so different. I do not remember Browne spoke when they first came to me; they were both together. I did not know Byrne's name at all, or Browne's name. Byrne took no lesson at all, he simply watched.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Mr. Bennett. When Browne first came to me he said he wanted to reproduce maps and plans. I failed to identify Watts at the police station. I saw Watts twice, some time after I saw the others; he said he came from "Robinson." Exhibit 82 is a formula for sensitising metal. I believe I gave that to Wallace.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by Wallace. I have not heard it said that electri
<lb/>cal knowledge is required for the purpose of carrying out these for
<lb/>geries; the only electrical part is the lighting for the printing; it is quite possible to do without electric light if the daylight is strong enough.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-49" type="surname" value="BEST"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-49" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BEST</persName> </hi>, caretaker at Ravenscourt Park Mansions, Ham
<lb/>mersmith. I know three of the prisoners. I knew Browne as Robert
<lb/>son; he took a flat at 32 Ravenscourt Park Mansions. Wallace helped him move in on December 9, 1911. He asked me to help him move the things up, and he told me to be careful because there was an electric battery there. Browne was there three or four months. Byrne came there frequently. I only saw Wallace once after they moved in. I never saw Watts to my knowledge. Browne moved out about April 7 and 8. He left behind various bottles and jars. One had cyanide of potassium in it, and there were other chemicals.</p>
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<p>To Browne. I tested the cyanide of potassium on metal and gold lace. I am not a chemist. We used it to clean gold lace in the Army. I threw away all the chemicals and the bottles.</p>
<p>To Wallace. I am pretty well certain you helped Browne to move in; I do not swear it; I was with you about three or four hours.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-50" type="surname" value="EDWARD"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-50" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE EDWARD LORD</persName> </hi>, of Chesterton and Sons, house agents. At the beginning of August, 1912, Browne applied for the letting of flat No. 4, in Warwick Chambers, Pater Street, off Earl's Court Road. He gave the name of James Robertson, of 2, Charon Road, Chiswick. I wrote to the references that he gave and Exhibit 104 is one of the replies I got. It is addressed from 30, Hanforth Road, and dated August 22,1912, signed "G. Wallace." I let the flat to Browne and be moved in on August 26. On September 30 he changed that flat for flat No. 2; he remained there till the date of his arrest. He changed the lock of the door and put his own Yale lock on.</p>
<p>To Browne. I had some correspondence with you about the look on the door. You told me you had a lock of your own and you put it on. I do not think there is anything extraordinary in that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-51" type="surname" value="HEWITT"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-51" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY HEWITT</persName> </hi>, printer's engineer, partner in Hewitt Brothers. I have known Watts for some years. On February 2 he called at my works with Browne. Browne purchased a lithographic press and two stones, and the invoice was made out to him in the name of Robertson. He paid £2 on account. The goods were delivered to Ravenscourt Perk Mansions. The total amount was £6 7s. Nothing has been paid beyond the £2. I made many applications, and the letters came back marked "unknown" In October Watts rang me up on the phone about purchasing a copper-plate press for a friend. I told him it would have to be a cash transaction, as I had not been paid for the other. I heard nothing more of that. Afterwards, when I saw Watts, I asked him for Robinson's address, and he said he had finished printing for Robinson and did not know where he was then.</p>
<p>To Mr. Curtis Bennett. I have met Watts in various firms as a printer for several years. When I found he wanted the lithographic press for somebody else I quoted a higher price so as to allow him some commission. The invoice was made out to "Robertson." The address, Ravenscourt Park Mansions, "was given as the address where the press was to be worked.</p>
<p>To Wallace. I have never seen you before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-52" type="surname" value="VINCENT"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-52" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK VINCENT</persName> </hi>, caretaker at Warwick Chambers, Pater Street. I knew prisoner Browne as Robertson. He first occupied flat No. 4 and afterwards No. 2. Wallace and another man helped him to move. I have not seen the other man since. I have seen Wallace there many times and had conversation with him. I do not know Byrne or Watts. To Wallace. I knew you first when, yon visited Browne at flat No. 4. "You frequently visited him there; I saw very little of you after Browne moved to flat No. 2. You fixed a gas-stove for him at No. 4, and other things.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-53" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-53" type="surname" value="VINCENT"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-53" type="given" value="SOPHIE"/>SOPHIE VINCENT</persName> </hi>, wife of last witness. I know Browne very well.</p>
<p>On February 19 a machine was moved into flat 2; it was in pieces.</p>
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<p>Browne asked me if Pater Street was well known. I told him He told me he was expecting a friend, and he wondered if he would find it; he went out into the street and came back again and said he thought it would be all right. Later two men came with parts of the machinery. I know Wallace. He has been there on several occa
<lb/>sions.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-54" type="surname" value="MEINESHAGEN"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-54" type="given" value="ISIDORE"/>ISIDORE MEINESHAGEN</persName> </hi>, manager to J.W. Carpenter, Limited, iron
<lb/>mongers, 36, Earl's Court Road. My shop is nearly opposite War
<lb/>wick Chambers. I know Browne and Wallace. I knew Browne as Robertson. They were in and out of my shop as customers frequently. I do not know Watts, but Browne came in one day with another man very much like Byrne.</p>
<p>To Mr. Valetta. I failed to identify Byrne.</p>
<p>To Wallace. When you came into the shop you bought gas brackets and gas mantles, and articles of that description.</p>
<p>To the Court. They bought some tin, copper and solder, and also brought two machines to be repaired; these were nothing like printing machines.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-55" type="surname" value="BRADDICK"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-55" type="given" value="EDGAR ARTHUR"/>EDGAR ARTHUR BRADDICK</persName> </hi>, printer's engineer, 9, Gough Square, E.C. On October 18 prisoner Watts came to my place with Browne. He told me they wanted to buy a copper-plate press. I took them into the show-room and showed them presses, and told them the prices. They chose a 11 in. copper-plate printing press, value £10. They told me they wanted it for experimental purposes. I agreed to let them have the press on payment of a deposit of £2 10s. for a fortnight's trial, the balance to be paid at the end of the fortnight, I was told to deliver the press to 2, Warwick Chambers, Pater Street. Exhibit 18 is the press supplied. Exhibit 88 is the agreement I dictated to Watts, Browne paid the deposit.</p>
<p>To Mr. Curtis Bennett. It was Browne who gave me the address. I made out the receipt and letter in the name of Watts; Browne's name had not been mentioned.</p>
<p>To Wallace. I have never seen you before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-56" type="surname" value="DRIVER"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-56" type="given" value="STANLEY HUGH"/>STANLEY HUGH DRIVER</persName> </hi>, clerk, Spicer Brothers, Limited, paper manufacturers, New Bridge Street. On October 19 Browne and Watts came to my office and asked if my firm stocked hand-made cream wove medium bank paper. I showed them a sample like the paper in Ex
<lb/>hibit. 7. They asked if we stocked a lighter paper and I told them no. They ordered five quires. The cost of it would be 7s. 5d. The water
<lb/>mark is at the bottom of the paper. The paper in the bundles 4 to 21 is similar to the paper I sold prisoners.</p>
<p>To Mr. Curtis Bennett. The paper I sold them is one which is used a great deal for high class work. It is the sort of paper used for share certificates.</p>
<p>To Wallace. I do not remember ever seeing you at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-57" type="surname" value="FOX"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-57" type="given" value="DOUGLAS CHARLES"/>DOUGLAS CHARLES FOX</persName> </hi>, cashier, London City and Midland Bank, Holland Park Branch. I produce a passbook, Exhibit 115, of an account in the name of William Byrne. I recognise prisoner Byrne as the holder of that account. Exhibit 116 is a certified copy of Byrne's account. The account was opened on August 25, 1911, and</p>
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<p>there is still a balance of £5 10s. 6d. Exhibit 113 is a cheque endorsed "J. Robertson." Exhibit 114 is a cheque endorsed "J. Robinson." On October 26 Byrne called at the bank for a new cheque book; Browne came with him. I have seen Browne with Byrne on two or three occasions. I saw Browne fill in the body of a cheque, Exhibit 119; I should say the handwriting on that cheque is the same as that on Exhibit 113. Exhibit 114 is in the handwriting of Byrne.</p>
<p>To Browne. Byrne's signature varies very much at times.</p>
<p>To Mr. Valetta. When I saw Browne and Byrne on October 26 I did not have any conversation, with them. I do not remember any
<lb/>thing being said about Byrne having been ill with enteric. I have no recollection of Byrne saying he had been to South Africa; be has told me be has been on the Continent. I know his writing was shaky at times and on such occasions Browne has filled in cheques for him. There have been substantial amounts paid into Byrne's credit at times. I think the two cheques mentioned were the only two drawn in the names of Robertson and Robinson.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-58" type="surname" value="WINDSOR"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-58" type="given" value="GEORGE OTTO"/>GEORGE OTTO WINDSOR</persName> </hi>. I am works manager to Mark Reeves, Limited, printers; I was formerly overseer of the machinery depart
<lb/>ment. In that capacity I worked under prisoner Watts. Watts intro
<lb/>duced Browne to me. Browne produced a bottle and told me that it was ammonia and we spoke of producing a watermark on a mining plan; it was given to me to be a kind of foreshore and I was to assist in the interest of the firm. Watts first spoke of the watermark; he told me he had a friend a mining engineer and he was drawing plane and be wanted to produce a watermark at the bottom of the plans to imitate or represent a foreshore. This was before the introduction of Browne. Exhibits 6 and 19 would not be called in the printing trade zincos. Watts brought a since which had a half-tone etching on it, what is known as a half-tone block. I said to him, "Take that off; the acid will bite it away." I meant the ammonia which was in a little bottle. We saturated a piece of paper with ammonia, laid it on the press, and put the zinco on top of it; the result was to all intents and purposes a watermark. I only demonstrated that once. I heard no more about it.</p>
<p>To Mr. Curtis Bennett. Watts told me that somebody wanted to put watermarks on mining plans to represent a foreshore. After that Browne was introduced to me and some tests were made. The test took place in the composing-room of my firm; there was nothing private about it.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED SAUNDEBS</hi>, E division. I received in
<lb/>structions form Inspector Gough to keep watch upon Warwick Cham
<lb/>bers I began to keep observation there in the afternoon of Monday, October 28. I saw Watte at 8.15 p.m. leave Warwick Chambers and visit "The Princess Victoria public-house at the corner of Pater Street and Earl's Court Road. He returned and left again at 8.45 pm. He saw me standing in a doorway talking to my inspector; he pawed us twice and then came back into the doorway.</p>
<p>I was standing alone and said, "It is raining, isn't I said, "Yes, just a bit." We had other conversation about</p>
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<p>the weather and I left the doorway and went up Earls Court Road I turned back and followed him and saw him enter 2, Warwick Chambers. I again kept observation on October 30. I saw Byrne and another man not in custody enter 2, Warwick Chambers, at 9.20 A.m.; they left at 9.50 a.m., walked to "The Adam and Eve "public-house, High Street, Kensington. They parted outside the house and Byrne returned to 2, Warwick Chambers, about 10.15 a.m.; he left at 11.20, walked to High Street, Kensington, and there hailed a taxi-cab and drove away in the direction of Hammersmith.</p>
<p>To Mr. Valetta. I said at the police court it was on the 29th. I have since had an opportunity of examining my diary and I find I made a mistake. I saw Byrne on the early morning of October 30. I saw him enter 2, Warwick Chambers, at 9.20. 2, Warwick Cham
<lb/>ben, is about 15 yards down from Earl's Court Road. I was standing by the corner shop at the corner of Earl's Court Road and Pater Street, the opposite to Warwick Chambers. I saw Byrne go in the entrance; I crossed the road and went into Warwick Chambers; I could not see him in the passage; he did not go into No. 3 or I should have seen him; I was pretty close behind him. I could have seen him had he gone upstairs. I did not wait for him to come out; I left immediately I was satisfied he was not in the passage. I did not see Byrne till he left at 9.50. I do not think he came away within a quarter of an hour or I should have seen him. Byrne came out and went and had a drink and then returned. I saw him go in the passage and I left. He went in at 10.15 and came out at 11.20. The times I have given are correct. I did not see him during that time and I did not go away. I did not say at the police court that I watched there two consecutive days. I said I saw Watts on the evening of the 29th. I did not watch two consecutive days.</p>
<p>To Mr. Curtis Bennett. I did not see Watts on the 29th; it was the 28th.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">PERCY ATTERSOLL</hi>, 266, E division, proved a plat of the flats at Warwick Chambers.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES MCLEAN</hi> produced photographs of the same premises, taken by Sergeant Boustread.</p>
<p>Detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM GOUGH</hi>, E Division. I gave instruc
<lb/>tions to Sergeant Saunders to keep observation upon Warwick Chambers. I visited him on the 28th to see that he was watching. While I was there I saw a man come out of Warwick Chambers and come towards where I was standing with my umbrella up; it was raining hard, Saunders was behind me. I passed down Earl's Court Road' and kept a fair distance away. I afterwards saw Saunders and from what he told me I decided to abandon the observation for that night. On October 30 at 1 p.m. I went to No. 2 flat in Warwick Chambers with other officers. The door was opened by prisoner Browne. I told him I was a police-inspector and wanted to make some inquiries. The other officers came in behind me and we went into No. 1 room. I saw a bundle of what appeared to be forged Bank of England notes on the table. Browne said, "You have got it all here."</p>
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<p>I commenced to search the flat. Browne said, "I am a sport and not one of those to open against other people." I told him I should charge him with manufacturing forged Bank of England notes and that I should take possession of all the notes and other things. He said, "Naturally." In room No. 1 I found Exhibit 4, a parcel of £10 bank notes, 86 complete and three incomplete; Exhibit 5, a copper plate engraving from a £10 note, with the serial letter K and the vignette missing; Exhibit 6, a zinc plate with the mark of" £5" on it and other marks, Exhibit 7, a tin box containing paper out to the six of a bank note; Exhibit 9, a drawing of a £5 note on tracing paper; Exhibit 10, a photographic negative plate of a £10 note; Exhibit 11, a negative of a £5 note; Exhibit 14, a printing frame with a sine plate in it showing the watermarking of a £10 note; Exhibit 15, a bag containing type; Exhibit 15a, a vignette of Britannia upon a metal block; Exhibit 16, a quantity of blotting-paper (some of the 89 notes I found were being dried between blotting-paper similar to this). I also found Exhibit 74, a cheque on the L.C. and M. Bank, Holland Park Branch, for £3, drawn by Byrne on September 6, 1912, in favour of J. Robinson and endorsed "J. Robinson"; Exhibit 75, letter dated August 25 from 193, Felsham Road, Putney, signed by Byrne, beginning "Dear Jim" (Browne); Exhibit 76, a similar letter dated October 25; Exhibit 77, an envelope containing Braddick's name and address; Exhibit 80, Spicer's account for paper; Exhibit 81, Hewitt's account for lithographic press; Exhibit 82, the formula identified by Lawes. In room 3 I found ten books relating to photography and photographic printing. In room 3 I found the printing press, Exhibit 18; in between the rollers of the press I found the zinc plate, Exhibit 19; on the platen I found Exhibit 20, a £10 note. On a table I found 16 £10 notes (Exhibit 21) in an acid bath and eight £10 notes (Exhibit 122) between sheets of blotting-paper; also Exhibit 24, a tin plate with printer's ink on it; Exhibit 25, a printer's ink roller; Exhibit 26, a printer's knife; Exhibit 27, a flat iron; Exhibit 29, a zinc plate with some design on it, nothing to do with a bank note; Exhibit 30, blotting-paper; Exhibit 31, a large bottle of ammonia and other bottles of chemicals. In room 4 I found Exhibit 51, an arc lamp; Exhibits 58 land 59, two lithographic stones, and some chemicals, Exhibits 60, 62, 63,65, 67, and 68.</p>
<p>(Thursday, December 5.)</p>
<p>Detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM GOUGH</hi>, recalled, further examined. Oc
<lb/>tober 31 I went to 23, Garlick Hall, the address of Watts's em
<lb/>ployers, and there saw him. I told him he would be arrested for being concerned with Browne in the manufacture of forged notes. At his request we went to the office of the managing director. Watts said to him, "Duncan Browne asked me where he could obtain a press about a fortnight ago; I took him to Mr. Braddick, and he paid £2 10s. for the press; he had it delivered to 2, Warwick Chambers; that is all I have to say. I am not interested in it in any shape or</p>
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<p>form." I took him to Nothing Hill police station, where he was charged. I found on him two cheques (Exhibit's 89 and 90) drawn by Henry J. Watts upon Cox's; they had not gone through any bank; also this key, Exhibit 73. I tried that on the lock of No. 2, Warwick Chambers, and found it opened the door; it is identical with the key I found on Browne; they are Yale keys. On Watts I also found Ex
<lb/>hibit 88, the agreement with Braddick; also Exhibit 91, a piece of paper with the address, "2, Warwick Chambers," in Watte's hand-writing. Amongst the papers at 2, Warwick Chambers, I found this slip of paper (Exhibit 125), containing the address 69, Austin Road, Carford, which is Watts's private address, in Watts's writing; also Exhibit 126, a note in Browne's writing, containing the words "Penrose, 109, Farringdon Road." A card (Exhibit 127), "Wallace and Co., electrical engineers, dealers and job buyers of electrical goods, 48, Old Compton Street W."; that is an accommodation address where letters may be received; a telegram to "Roberts, 2, Warwick Chambers," dated October 27, "Meet me Mansion House Station, two o'clock, Watts" (the original was produced by a Post Office official and identified as in Watt's handwriting); also Exhibit 131, a formula very similar to that spoken of by Lawes, in the handwriting of Browne Exhibit 109 was written in my presence by Wallace. In Exhibit 96 the address, "W. Byrne, Esq., 193, Felsham Road," is in Browne's writing; the message on the card, "Dear B&.1, we shall both be at Hammersmith Tube Station at 10.45 to-morrow, Tuesday, George," is in Wallace's writing; the other words on the card, "Dear Bill, I had some business with George, so could not meet you; I will be at Hammersmith Tube 10.45, Tuesday; always yours, Jim," are in Browne's writing. Exhibit 104 (see Lord's evidence) it in Wallace's writing. Exhibit 110 was written by Browne in my presence; he signed it "D. Browne" and also "J. Roberts." Exhibit 97, a letter card of October 12, addressed to Byrne, and signed "Jim," is a Browne's writing. Exhibit 74 in cheque for £3, dated September 16, drawn by Byrne and endorsed "J. Robinson"; the endorsement is in Browne's writing. Exhibit 111 was written in my presence by Byrne Exhibit 75 (" Dear Jim, I have seen George to-day, and have seen the proofs; now I am satisfied everything will be all right") is in Byrne's writing; so is Exhibit 76. Upon a £5 note (Exhilbit 106) the endorse
<lb/>ment" J. Robisson, 3, Morley Road, Chiswick," is in Browne's writing. Police inquiries have failed to discover any such road in Chiswick. The large batch of £10 notes (Exhibit 4) appear all to have had some attempt made to impress a watermark upon them.</p>
<p>To Browne. At the time I arrested you I believe you were the only occupant of the flat; I have no knowledge that another man escaped "shortly before we came.</p>
<p>To Mr. Valetta. I found at Warwick Chambers an automatic penny-in-the-slot machine; it appeared as if it had been experimented with. I know that Wallace has taken out patents for various in
<lb/>ventions.</p>
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<p>To Wallace. Exhibit 109 is a request by you to the Commissioner of Police to have given up some materials relating to one of your patents.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED SAUNDERS</hi>, recalled. On October 30, at 9.50 a.m., I saw Byrne leave the flat with another man; Morrison brought into court) that was the man.</p>
<p>To Browne. I followed Byrne and Morrison to the "Adam and Eve." I got back to Warwick Chambers about 10.15, Byrne left alone at 11.20 and I followed him to High Street, Kensington, where he took a taxi. I returned to Warwick Chambers after being away about three minutes and kept observation until the arrest was made.</p>
<p>To Mr. Valetta. I saw Morrison arrive at the flat at 9.20 that morning.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH GILLARD</hi>, E division. On October 30 I went to 193, Felsham Road, Putney, and saw Byrne. I told him he would be arrested on suspicion of being concerned with one Robinson or Robertson, of 2, Pater Street (Warwick Chambers), in making and possessing counterfeit bank notes and counterfeit coin. He said, "I have never been to 2, Pater Street; I do not know a Robinson; but I bad better say nothing." In Byrne's pocket I found this memoran
<lb/>dum (Exhibit 1), "G. Wallace, Hanforth Road, Kennington; tube to Oval; change Oxford Circus." I went up with Byrne to the room he occupied; while I was searching he said, "I have not touched any
<lb/>thing here for 15 months; I get my money on the Continent; I should have been on the Continent again in a day or two; instead of that I stop here and get pinched." On the way to the station he said, "Robinson could not make lils, leave alone bank notes." "Lils" are flash "Bank of Engraving" notes. Later he said, "Robinson it a clever man; he is a University man and I have known him own over 70 horses; Robinson knows nothing about making bank notes or coun
<lb/>terfeit coin; he is not the man who makes them." Exhibits 96, 97, and 98 were found in Byrne's room (98 is a pocket-book containing a formula similar to Exhibit 131). Byrne described himself as a book-maker. I found in his room a race-card for Hurst Park on Septem
<lb/>ber 26, 1912 (Exhibit 99); on it is written the address, "22, Warwick Chambers, Pater Street"; besides a betting ticket I found no other evidence of Byrne's connection with betting. On October 31 I went to 30, Hanforth Road, Brixton, and saw Wallace. I told him he would be arrested on suspicion of being concerned with Browne and Byrne; he said, "I had better say nothing." I found there portions of an automatic stamping machine; referring to these, Wallace said he had patents or something to that effect.</p>
<p>To Mr. Valetta. I am certain that I told Byrne he would be arrested on suspicion of being concerned with "a man named Robin
<lb/>son or Robertson"; I did not say, "A man called Robbie."</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19121201-name-59" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN PARKES</persName> </hi>, estate agent, Vauxhall, said that he let a flat at 30, Hanforth Road, to Wallace on September 4, 1911, rent 9s. 6d. a week.</p>
<p>To Wallace. I always found you a satisfactory tenant.</p>
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<persName id="t19121201-name-60" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-60" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MACPHERSON</persName> </hi>, principal of the printing department, Bank of England. Exhibit 100 is a wood block, having a vignette upon it; Exhibit 15a is a zinc block with a vignette; the latter is produced from the former; impressions from each are upon the piece of paper (Exhibit 107). There is a close resemblance between this vignette and the "Britannia" on a Bank of England note. None of the notes in Exhibit 4 are genuine; they resemble genuine notes; in home the numerals appear to have been filled in by type.</p>
<p>To Browne. The false notes are such as would be likely to deceive people in a hurry.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE BAKER</hi>, E division. On October 31 I went to 69, Horstead Road, Catford (Watts's address), and there found Exhibit 100 (Braddick's wooden block vignette); Exhibits 101 and 102 (Braddick's receipts); Exhibit 103 (photograph of Browne.)</p>
<p>(Defence of Browne.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-61" type="given" value="RODERICK"/>RODERICK MORRISON</persName> </hi> (to Browne). On October 30 I called at 2, Warwick Chambers, a little after 9 a.m., with Byrne, to ask about an automatic machine; I did not get in. I have never been in the flat.</p>
<p>To Wallace. For three or four weeks in October you were engaged for me in fitting up a shop with electric light, shelves, etc., at 173, Church Road, Barnes. I paid you £27 10s. for the job. I have been in negotiation with Byrne about financing a patent automatic machine of your invention.</p>
<p>To Mr. Muir. After knocking at the door of 2, Warwick Cham
<lb/>bers, I stood talking to Byrne not more than five minutes and then left. It would be at least half-past nine when I got there. It is untrue that I was inside the building for 30 minutes. I was con
<lb/>victed in 1911 for frequenting with intent to get money by means of the confidence trick.</p>
<p>(Defence of Byrne.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19121201-name-62" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BYRNE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am a bookmaker, living at 193, Felsham Road, Putney. I have known Browne 30 years, Wallace a few months; Watts I had never seen until these proceed
<lb/>ings. I was introduced by Byrne to Wallace and it was through me that Wallace got the job mentioned by Morrison. Wallace spoke to me about his invention of an automatic machine and asked me to finance it; after seeing the machine I agreed, and it was arranged that I was to give Browne a share of the profit. I am 62 years old and in bad health, and my niece often writes for me and fills up cheques. In Exhibit 75 the words "have seen proofs" refer to my having seen the automatic machine and been satisfied about it. All the letters that have been produced and connected with me refer to this machine. I have never in my life been inside 2, Warwick Chambers. On the</p>
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<p>morning of October 30 I went with Morrison to that address to see Browne's machine; we could not get in and left after a few minutes' waiting. After having a drink together Morrison went off to the races and I went back to the Chambers alone; again I could not get in, and I left a note in the letter-box. I have never been in Harden's shop, and do not know where it is. When I was arrested the officer said to me, "You are William Byrne"; I said, "Yes, that's me"; he said, "Robbie is pinched"; I said, "Who is Robbie"; he said, "Of Earl's Court Road; he is pinched for mating £10 notes"; I said, 'I know nothing about Robbie or Earl's Court Road." From first to last I have had nothing to do with any counterfeiting or forging of bank notes at Warwick Chambers.</p>
<p>To Mr. Muir. About lithography or chemistry I know no more than the man in the moon. I knew Browne as J.D. Robinson. I was in London from September to February last; not continuously; I slip over to Ostend and other places on the Continent for the races. Exhibit 98 is my pocket-book; I cannot Bay in whose handwriting is the formula written there; as to what it means, it seems to me that it is something to do with a medical battery for the nerves. You will see lots of things in the pocket-book, addresses and so on, that are not in my writing. The address on the race-card (Exhibit 99) is in Robinson's writing; on one occasion (I cannot remember when) I asked him whether he had shifted; he said yes, and he gave me this address. I never visited him at that address. Exhibit 97 is-a letter-card to me from Browne, "Harry has to go to Birmingham on our business." That refers to Harry Smith, an engineer; I do not know whether he is here, it does not refer to Watts. It is not correct that when I went to War
<lb/>wick Chambers on the morning of October 30 I waited half an hour; Saunders's evidence is quite incorrect. The note I left in the letter-box was just to say that I would see Browne later on, or to that effect; I cannot say why the police did not find this note.</p>
<p>(Defence of Watts.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19121201-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-63" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN WATTS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I have been living at 69, Horstead Road, Catford, for 20 years. I am a printer. From 1888 to 1894 I was deputy-manager to Merritt and Hatcher, Limited. In 1904 I started business for myself with another man as Suffolk and Watts; that business was turned into a company. In 1904 I sold my shares in the company and became manager to Messrs. Noble and Co. Upon that, business failing in 1907 I became a traveller to the North
<lb/>ampton Press. In 1910 I became works manager to my present employers, Morgan Reeves and Co. Until these proceedings I have never had any accusation brought against me. I do not know either Byrne or Wallace; I had not seen either until my arrest. I first got to know Browne at the latter end of 1911; he was introduced to me at Mr. Roberts; shortly afterwards he told me his name was Robertson. I was introduced by a Mr. Gray, who was then engaged on one of the London dailies, I think the "Morning Advertiser." He told me Browne was a mining engineer, and might put some printing in my</p>
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<p>way in connection with mining plans and prospectuses. I quoted for some work, but did not get the order. After that I did not see Browne till the beginning of this year. He told me he had some printing to do, some mining plans; it was private work and he wanted to do it himself; he was taking lessons at Messrs. Penrose's and wanted to purchase a press. I introduced him to Hewitt. Hewitt's and Lawes's evidence is correct. The formula I obtained from Lawes. Later on Browne told me he had not been successful with his plates and asked could I assist him. I told him I was only a letterpress printer and referred him to Lawes. As to the vignette, Exhibit 100, that was handed to me by Browne when he asked me to quote for the printing of a patriotic song. As to Windsor, Browne told me he wanted his mining plans printed in two colours with a watermark representing a seashore in front of the land, and I introduced him to Windsor. I had nothing to do with the purchase of the paper. Browne told me he wanted a copper-plate press and I introduced him to Braddick. I have never been in Birmingham; I was not known to Browne as "Harry." I first went to Warwick Chambers on October 19. Browne met me that day and told me he had selected a machine from Braddick's and asked me to come and look at. it: I went and saw the machine; I was there altogether about 20 minutes. I went to the flat next on October 22; Browne had promised me 10s. for the introduction to Braddick and I went to collect it. Directly Browne opened the door he said, "I was just going out"; we walked to Kennington Rail
<lb/>way Station, stopped at a public-house and had a drink, and I left him. I did not get the 10s. On the 28th I went to Warwick Chamb rs again on the same errand. It was a very rough night and Browne suggested that instead of going all the way home to Catford I should sleep there; I did so. All this was in room No. 2; I was never in No. 3. As I was-sitting talking to Browne I noticed the two receipts, Exhibits 101 and 102, and that they were in my name; I put them in my pocket I said to Browne, "If you don't complete the purchase of the press Braddicks will come on "me for the balance"; he said that if he did not complete he would return the press. I said, "Have you a spare key of this flat, so that the press can be taken away if you don't complete?" he then gave me the key (Exhibit 73). As to Exhibit 91, on October 18 Browne and I went into the "Cheshire Cheese"; I said to him, "What is your address now?"; he told it me and I wrote it on this piece of paper. I had nothing to do with the forging of notes at this flat, and had no idea that anything of the sort was going on. I have been in continuous employment since 1888, earning over £3 a week. (Cross-examination postponed.)</p>
<p>(Defence of Wallace.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-64" type="given" value="HARRY JOHN"/>HARRY JOHN FEAST</persName> </hi>, builder and decorator, 17, Manette Street, Soho. (To Wallace.) I have known you about six years as an inventor of various things, and I think you have taken out nine or 10 patents You were senior partner in Wallace and Co., electrical engineers 12, Soho Street; you were there from August, 1910, to Septem
<lb/>ber,</p>
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<p>1911, when you removed to 54, St. John's Square, Clerkenwell. Graham became a partner about March, 1911; the document you band me is the deed of partnership. I understood that just recently a dis
<lb/>solution was arranged, you to retain certain patents and Graham to have the remainder, in October last you had a contract to do some electrical fitting at 173, Church Road, Barnes; through you I and my father were engaged to do some decorating work at the same place. You were at work there daily from daylight till dark from October 3 to October 18; then for another week; I am sure you were there on the 26th. Since you left St. John's Square you have used 48, Old Compton Street, as a business address. About September I did some work for you, altering an old automatic machine; I understood you were going to patent an improved machine. I have new known you otherwise than as an upright and honourable business man. (Cross-examination postponed.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19121201-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-65" type="given" value="EUGENE"/>EUGENE PICKERING</persName> </hi> (To Wallace.) I have known yon about twenty years; I have never known you otherwise than as an honourable, up-right business man. On Monday, October 21, you were doing some electric light work for me at 16, Goodge Street; you were there every day except the following Saturday; you continued working there till) the 29th; I am sure you were there all day on the 28th and in the morning of the 29th. (Cross-examination postponed.)</p>
<p>(Friday, December 6.)</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILLARD</hi> was recalled to produce a pocket-book which he found in Wallace's room at 30, Hanforth Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-66" type="surname" value="LAWES"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-66" type="given" value="GEORGE CHARLES"/>GEORGE CHARLES LAWES</persName> </hi>, recalled, reterring to an entry in this pocket-book, said it related to the powdering method of line etching. This tin (Exhibit 64 contains dragon's mouth, a powder used in that method.</p>
<p>To Wallace. The formula in the pocket-book could be obtained anywhere.</p>
<p>Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOUGH</hi>, recalled. Exhibit 64 was found at Browne's flat, in room 4.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19121201-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-67" type="surname" value="FEAST"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-67" type="given" value="HARRY JOHN"/>HARRY JOHN FEAST</persName> </hi>, recalled, cross-examined. I do not know Browne or Byrne. I have known Morrison in business. 48, Old Compton Street, is a mere accommodation address. Wallace was at 12, Soho Square, about 18 months; at 54, St. John's Road, about six mouths. I do not know that he left both addresses with rent unpaid.</p>
<p>Wallace: The partnership was responsible for the rent, not "George Wallace."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-68" type="surname" value="PICKERING"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-68" type="given" value="EUGENE"/>EUGENE PICKERING</persName> </hi>, recalled, cross-examinied. I have only known Wallace in business. Browne, Byrne and Morrison are strangers to me.</p>
<p>(Defence of Watts, continued.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-69" type="surname" value="WATTS"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WATTS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath), recalled, cross-examined. I have had 30 years' experience as a printer; I am an expert in letter-press</p>
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<p>printing; I know something of half-tone and three-colour printing, nothing of lithographic printing. At Morgan Reeves and Co.'s I had nothing to with sensitising or developing plates for printing; while with them I devoted my Whole time to their business. I never knew Browne as Duncan Browne; he was first introduced to me as Roberts and he corrected it to Robertson. Before the magistrate I made no explanation, but said that I was innocent and reserved my defence I know that it is criminal to print lottery tickets. I did it on one occa
<lb/>sion, using not my own name but that of Wilson. I did it for a German named Baach. I was also in correspondence with two other lottery keepers; I then used the name of Luson. I ceased to have a banking account in 1904. The cheque produced ("Cox and Co., Sep
<lb/>tember 12, 1912. Pay Duncan and Co. £7 10s. Harry J. Watts is in my writing. One night I was going in a taxi-cab to the Holborn Restaurant to meet Browne; on the floor of the cab I found a bag which contained, among other things, a cheque-book. I put the cheque-boot in my pocket. Browne kept the bag, saying, "I will find out who the owner is and return it" I admit filling in two cheques from the book. There were papers in the bag which disclosed who the owner was. I much regret that I did not return it. This cheque was found on me when I was arrested; it was very foolish of me to fill it in; it never left my possession and I did not intend to use it; the same applies to the other cheque you hand me (also on Cox's, payable to Chapman and Co., for £8 15s., dated September 18). The reason I took all the trouble I did in getting things for Browne was that he said he could introduce a considerable amount of printing to my firm. Until Byrne mentioned yesterday the name of Harry Smith I never heard of it; I never met him.</p>
<p>(Defence of Browne, continued.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-70" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-70" type="given" value="DUNCAN"/>DUNCAN BROWNE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath) said: The jury would not believe that any sane man would lay himself out for the manufac
<lb/>ture of notes so imperfectly resembling genuine notes that the fraud could be at once detected. Not one of the forged notes had been put into circulation. He declared that he had never had anything to do with the making of the notes.</p>
<p>(Defence of Wallace, continued.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-71" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-71" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALLACE</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). Prisoner put in certain specifications and receipts from the Patent Office relating to his patents. He dealt with the evidence of his identification and pointed out that while Meineshagen and Lawes (and, very doubtfully, Best) identified him, Braddick, Hewitt, Driver, and Windsor failed to do so. He had known Browne for a number of years as a fairly wealthy man, and got into touch with him as he might be of assistance in pro
<lb/>curing financial help for some inventions; his connection with Byrne arose in similar circumstances. He never knew Watts till he saw him at the police court.</p>
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<p>Verdict: Browne, Byrne, and Watts,
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<interp inst="t19121201-15-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty;</rs> Wallace,
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<interp inst="t19121201-15-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>Not guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>As against Browne, Byrne, Watts, and Wallace,
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<interp inst="t19121201-15-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-15-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>no evidence was offered on the other indictments relating to bank notes;</rs> as against Browne,
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<interp inst="t19121201-15-verdict-4" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-15-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>no evidence was offered on the iudictments for coining offences</rs>;
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<interp inst="t19121201-15-verdict-5" type="verdictCategory" value="miscVerdict"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-15-verdict-5" type="verdictSubcategory" value="postponed"/>Wallace was put back for trial upon the indictments for coin
<lb/>ing. (See page 189.)</rs> </p>
<p>Browne and Byrne each confessed to a previous conviction. Browne has long been the associate of the most expert forgers and criminals. There are two previous convictions against Byrne, who is an associate of expert Australian and Continental criminals.</p>
<p>Sentences: Browne,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-15-19121201 t19121201-15-punishment-13"/>ten years' penal servitude</rs>; Byrne,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-15-19121201 t19121201-15-punishment-14"/>seven years' penal servitude;</rs> Watts
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<interp inst="t19121201-15-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-15-19121201 t19121201-15-punishment-15"/>three years' penal servitude.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-16-offence-2 t19121201-name-74"/>Pattie Hogg</persName>, from her person.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-16-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>Prisoner pleaded guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm, not guilty of stealing; the plea was accepted by the prosecution.</rs> </p>
<p>
<rs id="t19121201-16-offence-3" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19121201-16-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-16-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="habitualCriminal"/>Prisoner was then tried for that he is a habitual criminal.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Curtis Bennett prosecuted; Mr. Turrell, defended.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS CURL</hi>, C division. I produce original notice and copy served on prisoner by me, also consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions. On July 29, 1903, I was present at Marlborough Street Police Court when prisoner, in the name of George Evans, was sentenced to six months' bard labour for larceny from the person.</p>
<p>Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS TUCKER</hi>, Stafford shire Constabulary, stationed at Stafford. On June 27,1905, prisoner, in the name of John Smith, was sentenced at Stafford County Sessions to three years' penal servi
<lb/>tude for larceny from the person.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALEXANDER MCKINNES</hi>, G division. On May 13, 1910, I was present at Marylebone Police Court when prisoner, in the name of William Guerin, was sentenced to three months' hard labour for larceny from the person.</p>
<p>Sergeant,
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE SMITH</hi>, C division. I produce record of prisoner's convictions; they commence; n September, 1882, when, in the name of
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Gearing</persName>, he was sentenced to two months' impriosnment at Marylebone Police Court for stealing money; June 14, 1890, Mansion House, stealing purse, three months' hard labour; October 6, 1890, North London Sessions, stealing a watch, nine months; November 14, 1891, Marlborough Street, stealing a purse, three months; May 21,</p>
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<p>1894, North London Sessions, stealing money, as William Phillips. 20 months' hard labour and two years' police supervision; February 7, 1899, as Herbert Wilson, North London Sessions, 21 months, stealing a scarf pin; July 21, 1900, Southampton Police Court, three months for larceny from the person; June 21, 1902, Bow Street, Prevention of Crimes Act, 12 months; December 31, 1907, Manchester Police Court, frequently and failing to report, four months and licence revoked; June 5, 1909, West London, three months as a suspected person; February 28, 1911, Bow Street, attempted larceny, four months: June 5, 1912, Swansea Borough Petty Sessions, loitering, three months. He was released on April 4, 1912, and was arrested for this offence on October 23.</p>
<p>Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANK KNELL</hi>, T division. Prisoner has always been a dangerous man to arrest.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED COLLINS</hi>, E division. I know prisoner as a notorious pickpocket. On two occasions, between August 21 and October 23, I have seen him outside Waterloo Station in company with other thieves.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-17-offence-1 t19121201-name-77"/>John Tanner</persName>, to an amount exceeding £5;</rs>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been on September 27, 1910, con
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<p>Sentence:
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-18-offence-1 t19121201-name-81"/>Lord Burnham</persName> and others, the masters of Dunton, and feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
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<p>Mr. A.E. Hughes prosecuted; Mr. G. Cecil Whiteley appeared for Dunton.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARK COXON</hi>, L Division. On October 16 I saw both prisoners in New Cut, Lambeth, with another man. Dunton carried a sack, Chidley a brown paper parcel, the third man's pockets were bulky. I fallowed them through Waterloo Road and Oakley Street, when I stopped them; the third man ran away. I said, "What have you got in that sack?" Dunton said, "Nothing," throwing the sack to the ground. It contained a slab and six ingots of metal. I told the two prisoners they would be taken to Kennington Road Police Station. Chidley said, "You have got a fine cop." I took them to Kennington Police Station, where I found the parcel contained sir small ingots. Dunton said, "I will tell you the truth, I got it from</p>
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<p>the "Daily Telegraph" office, where I am working. I met the other two men; they asked me to get it and said they would sell it for me." Chidley said, "I knew he was working at the "Telegraph" office and asked him to get the stuff. I was going to try to get rid of it." They were then handed over to the City Police.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am sure Chidley made the statement I have deposed to; I produce my note made at the time.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER SMITH</hi>, City. On November 16 I saw the two prisoners in custody at Kennington. I told them they would be taken to the City, where they would be charged for being concerned with another man not in custody in stealing and receiving one slab and 11 ingots of linotype metal, the property of the "Daily Telegraph," the employers of Dunton. They made no reply. I took them to Bride
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-83" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MITCHELL</persName> </hi>, clerk, "Daily Telegraph." Dunton was employed in the composing room; he was there on November 16 until 12 noon. He had access to the linotype metal.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-84" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHIDLEY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I first met Dunton half an hour before the arrest on Saturday night, November 16, in Suffolk Street. I was with the man who ran away who knew Dunton and spoke to him. Dunton asked me to carry the parcel, which he said contained ingots He did not tell me where he got it from. We were going to try and sell it—we mutually agreed. I made no statement whatever to the officer that we were going to try and get rid of it for him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am a sailor; I produce my discharge papers as able seaman showing that I was discharged on May 15, 1909, with a good character. I have my insurance card showing that I was employed up to November 14.</p>
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<p>Dunton confessed to having been convicted at London Sessions on October 21, 1908, receiving 31 months' hard labour for larceny and receiving; three other convictions for larceny were proved.</p>
<p>Sentences: Dunton,
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at Kingston-on-Thames on January 5, 1905, receiving eight months' hard labour for horse-stealing, after three previous summary convictions.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-21-offence-1 t19121201-name-90"/>J.P. Restaurant Company, Limited</persName>, and stealing therein a quantity of cigarettes and 10s. in money, their goods and moneys.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted on September 27, 1910, at London Sessions, receiving 12 months' hard labour for shop-break
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<p>Sentence:
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at Nottingham Assizes on November 9, 1910, receiving nine months' hard labour for larceny from the person. Thirty other convictions, commencing in 1890 for frequenting, stealing, etc., were proved.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THE COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, December 4.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-23-offence-1 t19121201-name-95"/>Herbert Stanley Stuart</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
<p>Klincke confessed to a previous conviction at the Clerkenwell Police Court on February 1, 1908, and Allen to a conviction at London Sessions on December 14, 1909, in the name of "William Smith." Other convictions were proved against both prisoners.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-23-19121201 t19121201-23-punishment-25"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-24-offence-1 t19121201-name-97"/>Louisa Safwell</persName>, his former wife being then alive.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Reith prosecuted: Mr. C.A.H. Black defended.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER GRESTY</hi>. M Division. At 9.45 p.m. on November 7 prisoner came to the Southwark Police Station and said,</p>
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<p>I wish to give myself up for bigamy on account of my first wife's daughter annoying us." I then, at his request, took this statement, which he signed: "As near as I can remember I was first married on the first Sunday in August, 1880, at Old Lambeth Church, opposite Lambeth Bridge. I lived with my first wife six months, when she deserted me. She kept away about six months, when she came back. I took her in and she lived with me for about a month or six weeks, when she again went away, taking my wages with her. She was very much addicted to drink. I Have not seen my first wife for the past 12 years. She called on me then while I was living in Gurney Street, Walworth, with her daughter's young man, who is now dead. His name was Atkins. He threatened me just for annoyance. I was paying my wife 5s. a week for my youngest daughter's maintenance. I have never seen my wife since that time."</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I have had four children by him; there is only one alive. He has been a good husband and a hard-working man.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19121201-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-99" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-99" type="surname" value="DAY"/>
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<p>Grots-examined. I do not remember where we were living before that, but my mother from time to time changed her lodgings. Father did not know where we were. Within the last 10 years an aunt of none, who was. very much like my mother, died; I did not know that a rumour got about that it was my mother who had died.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-25-offence-1 t19121201-name-102"/>Elizabeth: Lee</persName>, his former wife being then alive.</rs> </p>
<p>According to prisoner's statement his wife had deserted him in 1905 after six years' married life. He contracted the bigamous marriage in 1911. not informing his second wife, who was a prostitute, of the existence of his former wife. A number of convictions for larceny were proved.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-25-19121201 t19121201-25-punishment-27"/>Six weeks hard labour.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-26-offence-2 t19121201-name-105"/>Louisa Helen Careless</persName>, his former wife being then alive.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-26-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>Prisoner pleaded guilty to the second indictment, and this plea was accepted.</rs> It was not known whether prisoner's first wife was alive.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-26-19121201 t19121201-26-punishment-28"/>Seven days' imprisonment</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-27-offence-1 t19121201-name-107"/>John Howell and Co., Limited</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. C.B. Hodgson prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-108" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-108" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HUMBLE</persName> </hi>, warehouseman, John Howell and Co., Limited, St. Paul's Churchyard. At 12.50 p.m. on November 19 I was called to the third floor of the warehouse, when I saw prisoner pick up a feather necklet and put it in his right-hand pocket. He walked away and I stopped him. He said to me, "Where is your cloth room?" I pointed to the staircase, and he walked up. I followed him. When we got to the top he sad, "What are you following me for?" I said, "I want you to come down with me to the front door." He said, "I wont come down with you." We walked down the staircase which we had gone up. As he passed the place from where he had picked up the necklet he replaced it. I picked it up and said, "That is what you had in your pocket." We walked to the front door, where I met Mr. Searle. The value of the necklet was 6s. 1ld. Prisoner was a stranger to me.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I did not accuse you at first because I wanted to accuse you before a reliable witness; we were alone when you took the necklet.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19121201-name-109" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-109" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SEARLE</persName> </hi>, warehouseman. On November 19 the last witness brought prisoner to me at the front door; he said he had seen prisoner with the necklet in his pocket. Prisoner gave the address of Edmunds Brothers, Wood Green, and gave me to understand that he was out of employment at that time. I telephoned to that firm, but was unable to get on. I confronted prisoner with a man who had been in the employ of Edmunds and Co. for eight yean; he happened to be in our warehouse; he said he had never seen prisoner before in his life.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT RANT</hi>, 161 B. On November 19 I took prisoner into custody at this warehouse. On the way to the station he made no statement. He tried to get his arm away.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19121201-name-110" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-110" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARNES</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I went into this warehouse with the idea of getting a black satin cloth. I reached the room where the boas were. I stopped and changed my umbrella from one arm to the other. Humble asked me what he could do for me, and I asked him to direct me to the cloth department. He directed me, and as I was going up the stairs he followed me. I asked him whit he was doing so for, and he made no reply. He went away from me, and the next thing I saw of him was at the front door with his arms out. I asked what the meaning of it was and he said to Searle, who was then present,</p>
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<p>that he had seen me put this boa into my pocket. In reply to Searle I said I had been employed by Edmunds Brothers at their Wood Green Branch. The man Scott was unable to identify me, as he was not en
<lb/>gaged by the same firm. The last time I worked there was June 30 last year; I produce a memorandum to prove it. (Memorandum, dated June 30, 1911: "If you are free on July 7 come in for a few days.") That was the second time I was employed there. (Prisoner produced two references, one from Homewood, Limited, stating that prisoner had been in their employ during their last summer sale and on a pre
<lb/>vious occasion, during which times they had found him honest and satisfactory; and one from Hyam Brothers, Limited, stating that pri
<lb/>soner had been in their employ for nine weeks about January, 1912, during which time they had found him industrious and capable.)</p>
<p>Cross-examined. On July 23, 1900, I was convicted at this court for larceny from a warehouse, and I was sentenced to three years' penal servitude and two years' police supervision. I had been convicted previously seven times to that. I did not give an incorrect address when charged. I have been lately working at the theatres. I did not say to the warehouseman that I had come from Edmunds Brothers; I said I had worked there.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JUDGE RENTOUL</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, December 4.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MAHONEY</hi>, Edward (49, carpenter)</persName>,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-28-offence-1 t19121201-name-114"/>N. Thierry, Limited</persName>, and stealing therein one pair of boots and two odd boots, their goods;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19121201-28-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>maliciously damaging by night one plate glass window, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-28-offence-2 t19121201-name-115"/>N. Thierry, Limited</persName>, to an amount exceeding £5.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Zeitlyn prosecuted.</p>
<p>A previous conviction was proved against Smith.</p>
<p>Sentences: Smith,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-28-19121201 t19121201-28-punishment-29"/>three months' imprisonment, second division;</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-28-19121201 t19121201-28-punishment-30"/>Mahoney was released on his own recognisances in £5 to come up for judgment if called upon</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. Eustace Fulton prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-117" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk at the Great Northern Railway Company at their White cross Street warehouse. On October 28 an order for the delivery of goods was handed to me. It purported to come from Nesbit and Jardine, of 26, Castle Street, Falcon Square. I handed two pieces of plush to prisoner. I have seen prisoner with</p>
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<p>their orders before. I picked prisoner from a row of men at Moor Lane Police Station on November 5.</p>
<p>Prisoner, He has made a mistake, lie never handed me the goods at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-118" type="surname" value="GRAY"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-118" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk at the Great Northern Railway, Whitecross Street. Prisoner brought the order to me on October 28. He was with another lad, who, he said, was taking his place. I knew him as having been employed by Nesbit and Jardine. I had seen him on other occasions with similar orders. The other lad signed the delivery sheet. Prisoner showed him how to sign.</p>
<p>Prisoner. It is a case of misidentification.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-119" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-119" type="given" value="JAMES ALFRED"/>JAMES ALFRED GREEN</persName> </hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED WILLIAM PLOWRIGHT</hi> corrobo
<lb/>rated.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-120" type="surname" value="NESBIT"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-120" type="given" value="VINCENT"/>VINCENT NESBIT</persName> </hi>, 26, Castle Street, E.C. Prisoner left our em
<lb/>ployment on October 26. The delivery order was not written with my authority. I know nothing about it. The value of the goods is £18. Prisoner would have had access to the desk where the forms were kept.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MAUD BILL</hi>, clerk to Nesbit and Jardine. Part of my duties is to make out the delivery orders. This one which is initialled "M. B.' was not made out by me.</p>
<p>Detective-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE PHIPPS</hi>. At 12.45, on November 5, I saw accused at a house in Hoxton. I told him I was a police officers and should take him into custody for obtaining pieces of plush. He said, "You have made a mistake." He was put up for identification anl identified by four witnesses. When charged he said, "You have made a mistake."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-121" type="surname" value="GLUCK"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-121" type="given" value="AUBREY"/>AUBREY GLUCK</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath) I was born in this country. I was in my father's business till he died. Since then I have worked for different people. While I was with Nesbit and Jardine I used to deliver these orders about four or live times a week at different depots, including Whitecross Street. The witnesses identified me at the police station because they knew me. They cannot swear it was me who had the stuff. I never went there on October 28. I had a wit
<lb/>ness, but he was in the merchant service and has gone to sea. He could have told you where I was on that day. What I want to say further is written on that paper.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The name of my friend who went to sea is Sidney Erler. On October 28 I was looking for work all round the City. I have had in my hands orders initialled "M. B." A fellow named Adams used to go with delivery orders from Nesbit and Jardine as well as me. I spoke to Mr. Green at Whitecross Street depot about a situation. He told me to see the foreman. I told him I had seen the foreman. I did not tell him I was showing the new lad the different places he would have to call at. The witnesses are not telling the truth. I saw Gray outside the Great Northern premises on Octo
<lb/>ber 28. I was on my way to Wood Street. After that I went to</p>
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<p>Nesbit and Jardine's, where I had sixpence to come from the young lady there. I did not see Algar that day. What he has sworn to is a mistake. I did not see Gray or Green on October 28. You are mixing the names up.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19121201-29-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<interp inst="t19121201-29-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-29-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-29-19121201 t19121201-29-punishment-31"/>Six months' imprisonment, second division.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EBBS</hi>, Elizabeth Rose (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19121201-30-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/>, committing wilful and corrupt perjury;</rs> Mr. H.M. Adler prosecuted; Mr. Eustace Fulton defended.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19121201-30-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-30-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>Not guilty</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">AUFFORTH</hi>, Arthur George Alex
<lb/>ander</persName> (26, policeman); and
<persName id="def3-31-19121201" type="defendantName">
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<lb/>grocer)</persName>;
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<interp inst="t19121201-31-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-31-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>stealing 19 sacks of potatoes, the goods of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-31-offence-1 t19121201-name-126"/>Great Northern Railway</persName>, the masters of Aufforth;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19121201-31-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-31-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>Saunders and Aufforth, receiving the goods, well knowing them to have been stolen.</rs> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-31-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-31-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>Odd pleaded guilty of conspiring to steal.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Eustace Fulton prosecuted; Mr. C.A.H. Black defended founders.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-127" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-127" type="given" value="BEDFORD"/>BEDFORD W. SPRING</persName> </hi>, manager to W. Medlock, potato merchant, King's Cross. On November 9 I saw 100 bags of our potatoes loaded on a Great Northern Railway truck. On November 11 I went to the same truck and misted 19 bags. We claimed £5 18s. 6d. for then. Flats and cuts are diseased and damaged potatoes. The contents of the 19 sacks were all sound. I do not know Saunders and have never bad any dealings with him.</p>
<p>Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY CHESTER</hi>, chief inspector of police, Great Northern Railway. On November 20 Inspector Staines brought Odd and Auf
<lb/>forth into the office and told me that Odd was brought for stealing 19 bags of potatoes. I said, "You need not say anything unless you like; if you do say anything I may use it against you." Odd said to Aufforth, "At about five to four on the 9th you said to me, 'You can have one of these passes and get something out and I want a drink out of it.'" Aufforth replied, "No; I gave you no pass." Odd said, "You did." Aufforth turned to me and said, "Odd had a pass which I gave him: he said, 'I will see you later.' Before that Odd said to me, Make haste and get out of the road; we have got something on.' He said, 'Give me one of those passes,' which I did, thinking he would not have the heart to use it. It had 'A.G.A.,' my initials in indelible pencil on it. It was Medlock't pass for one bag of potatoes, which I collected at the same time. I was at the coal gate when Odd drove up. He was alone and had some sacks on his van. The pass he gave up was the one I had given him. I knew that when he gave it up. My initials had been rubbed off and the parcel altered to 20, then 40, and Police-constable Pitt, who collected it, said, 'I have got a catch.' I said, 'I reckon it is all right.'" Two metropolitan officers came in shortly afterwards and I told prisoners they would be charged, but they said nothing. They were taken to the station by the metro
<lb/>politan officers. Aufforth would not be entitled to give Odd a pass.</p>
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<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRED KIMBER</hi>, Y. On November 17 I went to 6, Robert Street with Staines. I took Odd to the elation, where he made a statement which was reduced into writing. Exhibit 1 is the state
<lb/>ment. On November 20 I went to 12a, Hope Street, Eaton Road, Holloway. I saw Saunders and said to him, "I have two men in custody for stealing 19 sacks of potatoes from the Great Northern goods yard on November 9; you are suspected of receiving them" He said, "Nothing of the kind; I know nothing about the potatoes." I said, "One of the men in custody, Odd, has made a statement im
<lb/>plicating you; I shall arrest you for receiving the potatoes; the state
<lb/>ment will be read over to you on your arrival at the station." I then searched the premises and found the five sacks which have been produced. I said to Saunders, "These sacks are stamped with Med lock's name and I shall take possession of them." He then said, "I buy off a lot of people; if anyone comes round with a job lot at about 1/2 d. a lb. I have them." I then took him to Somers Town Police-Station and in the presence of Odd and Aufforth read this statement to him. Odd said nothing. Saunders said, "I reserve my defence"; then, turning to Odd, he said, "Did not you say they were flats and cuts and that you wanted to get rid of them?" When the charge was read over to them Saunders said, "Hold on, not £5 for flats and cuts."</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMBS SAMUELS</hi>, Y. On November 20 I took Aufforth to Somers Town Police Station. He said, "This is very hard on me; I have three children at home, one of them ill; I do not know what made me give him the pass."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19121201-name-128" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-128" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR AUFFORTH</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On Saturday, November 9 I was on duty in the potato market, King's Cross. Odd, accompanied by another man, was standing round the corner of my box. Odd said to me, "Get up the road, I have something on," something which I took naturally to be anything, such as a row or a little argument. I think I had closed the gate then. He came up and said, "Give me a pass" or "Will you give me a pass?" I said "Yes," and gave his a pass, thinking he being the son of a carman, he would not have the heart to do the thing he did do, erase my name which is on the pass If he had not done that he could not get out with more than one sack of potatoes. He got nineteen. I did not know he had-stolen them.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. "Get up the road" means foe wants you out of the road. I did not give a thought to what he meant by it. I did not ask any question. Having given the pass, I went to the coal gate and wrote a few little discrepancies out. I take up duty there from four to six. I stopped in front of the constable on duty there for about ten minutes for no reason whatever. I did not see that the pass had been altered until some three or four minutes after Odd gave it up. When may brother officer said "I have got a cap," I said, "I think it is all right," because I should get myself into trouble.</p>
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<p>had done wrong by giving a pass in the first place to a man I thought was honest, and he was not honest. I did not say a word to my superior officer after I found out that the pass had been forged. I saw Odd in the market two days afterwards. I did not say to him, "I had a hard job to stop the other constable fetching Mr. Staines. When are you going to give me my drink?" I said nothing to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-129" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-129" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SAUNDERS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I deal in all kinds of vege
<lb/>tables in a email way. Odd came to me about 7.15 p.m. on November 9. It was raining. He had the sacks on his barrow; the mouths were all open. I had never seen him before. He asked me if I could do with some potatoes; I said I could at a price. I went out and looked at them; they were damaged by the weather. He asked 45s. I said I could buy them in the market for about £2. I thought he had been canvassing all the afternoon and that he had nineteen bags left out of twenty or twenty-one. I agreed to pay 30s., 10s. on account and the 20s. I paid him the following Tuesday. He did not say anything about his firm. He said the potatoes had come straight. He wanted something on account to show the firm he had sold them. I did not know that they were stolen. I paid a fair price in the condition they were. The police officer told me what he was going to charge me with. I said, "I reserve my defence." I may have said "I do not know anything about the other fourteen."</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I may have said what the officer says I said. The bags as you see them now were not tied up. I did not know what to say because I was all of a heap, as you might say, when the officers came in and said I had been buying stolen potatoes. I am so used to buying off different people in the trade it was a shock to me. I was not represented at the police-court. I understood the magistrate to say that I had given a fair price. I did not see any name on the sacks.</p>
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<p>Sentences: Odd and Aufforth,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-35-offence-2 t19121201-name-138"/>Milsons and Mathiesons, Limited</persName>, one stove and £2 2s. 9d. in money, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. W. Blake Odgers prosecuted.</p>
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<persName id="t19121201-name-139" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-139" type="given" value="RICHARD CHARLES"/>RICHARD CHARLES BROWN</persName> </hi>, manager, Barclay's Bank, 95, Victoria Street, Westminster. On November 22 prisoner asked to be supplid with a cheque form, which I gave her, thinking she was the daughter of one of our customers of the same name; she paid 1d. for it. It is the cheque form produced, now torn.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19121201-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-140" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-140" type="given" value="GEORGE EDWARD"/>GEORGE EDWARD WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>, clerk to Milsons and Mathiesons, Limi
<lb/>ted, gas-stove merchants, 76, Queen's Street, E.C. On November 21 at 2 p.m. prisoner entered our showroom and asked for a stove at 10s.,</p>
<p>I told her 17s. 3d. was the cheapest we could do. She said that would do, and would I send it to Mrs. Williams, 8, Alma Road, Bermondsey. She then presented a cheque for £3 and asked for the change. I con
<lb/>sulted my foreman and told her that we could not accept it. She said "Very well," walked out, and was arrested by three police-officers in uniform.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED GARWOOD</hi>, 67 A. On November 21, at 2 p.m., I saw prisoner coming out of 76, Queen's Street, and asked her name; she said "Smith." I asked her what she had been doing in there; she said, "That is nothing to do with you, that is my busi
<lb/>ness." I told her I had reason to believe she had been in the shop to change a worthless cheque and that I should take her to the station She then gave the name of "Williams."</p>
<p>Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRY WHITE</hi>, City. On November 21 I took the charge against the prisoner. She was searched by the matron and the torn of cheque (produced) was found in her bodice. Prisoner said, "I bought the cheque this morning at Barclay's Bank, Victoria Street, West minster. I paid a penny for it. I forged it in my own name and made it payable to myself." She was then charged with forging and uttering a cheque and attempting to obtain £2 2s. 9d. by false pre
<lb/>tences. She made no reply. Prisoner lives at Alma Road, Bermond
<lb/>sey.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement. "Your Worship, I trust you will be good enough to deal as leniently with me as it is possible. I want to say</p>
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<p>that when. I produced the cheque I did not do it with intent to de
<lb/>fraud anyone. Also I promise that this offence shall not occur again. I solemnly promise that this shall be the last time. sir, for my aged widowed mother's sake, I ask you to pardon me. She it 70 years of age, the widow of a well-known Welsh doctor, and I trust you will remember my poor broken-hearted mother, sir, and if you have children of your own think how it would be with them under the same circumstances. Trusting to your deep consideration and your love of justice and mercy, believe me, sir, your obedient humble servant, Gertrude E.D. Williams."</p>
<p>Prisoner stated, in defence, that the tried to get the cheque changed in order to get 18s. 6d. to pay her fare to Wales, and intended to refund the £3 to Barclay's Bank.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19121201-35-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty. "We recommend her to mercy on account of her age.</rs>"</p>
<p>Convictions proved: February 18, 1911, London Sessions, nine months, second division, for forgery and false pretences by means of a cheque. In two other oases she had been bound over for similar offences. July 1, 1907, at Guildhall, bound over for stealing a match
<lb/>box; August 7, 1907, at Guildhall, suspected person, bound over; March 2, 1909, at this Court, false pretences, bound over. Stated to be incorrigible, although she has good friends and is well connected.</p>
<p>After the statement of the police the jury withdrew their recommen
<lb/>dation to mercy.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-35-19121201 t19121201-35-punishment-38"/>Twelve months' bard labour.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19121201-36-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, forging and uttering, knowing that same to be forged, a warrant for the "payment of £40 10s. and the endorsement thereon, in each case with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Travers Humphreys prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19121201-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-142" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-142" type="surname" value="SELBY"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-142" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE SELBY</persName> </hi>, cashier to Fairby's, Limited, 137, Knightsbridge, fish
<lb/>mongers and poulterers. On November 8 I wrote out cheque (pro
<lb/>duced) for £4 10s. 10d., payable to J.A. Willis, and crossed it with a rubber stomp; it was signed by J.M. Brown, our managing director, together with another cheque payable to Willis, also signed by J. M. Brown, I placed both cheques, with two statements, in an envelope addressed to Willis, and posted same at Knightsbridge between 3 and 4 p.m. that day. I have never seen the prisoner before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-143" type="surname" value="WITHERS"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-143" type="given" value="JAMES ALFRED"/>JAMES ALFRED WITHERS</persName> </hi>, cashier, Capital and Counties Bank, Fleet Street. On Saturday, November 9, shortly before 1 p.m., prisoner presented cheque produced, payable to and endorsed by J.A. Willis, made out for £40 10s. 10d. I suspected the nought of the £40 had been tampered with and consulted the accountant, who went to the door of the bank. I said to prisoner, "I was sorry to keep you wait
<lb/>ing but I had to make inquiries about the cheque." He said, "Mr. Willis sent me down. Mr. Willis is my boss; I work for him in the market." He was taken to the manager's room and the police were sent for.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. You did not attempt to run away.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-144" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-144" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN A. WILLIS</persName> </hi>, Covent Garden, fruit salesman. I have dealings with Fairby's, Limited, who on November 9 owed me £4 10s. 10d. Cheque produced was not received by me, and has not been endorsed. by me or by my authority. Prisoner has never worked for me; I do not know him. I have never heard of Bert Williams.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR WARD</hi>, 175 City. On November 9, at 1 p.m. I saw prisoner at the Capital and Counties Bank. The manager showed me cheque produced and stated that it had been altered. Pri
<lb/>soner said the cheque had been given to him by a friend named Ben Williams, whom he had met in the Horse Shoe Hotel, Tottenham Court Road, on the previous. Thursday. They had drinks there, spent the day together, and then arranged to meet on the 9th. He said, Williams gave me the cheque outride the Capital and Counties 'Bank and asked me to cash it for him as a favour," and while he did so Williams would go into the Strand, cash another cheque at another bank, and they were to meet in ten minutes time near the Lyceum Theatre. Later he stated that has friend, Bert Williams, was in the employment of Mr. Willis in Covent Garden. I asked prisoner his name, he told me "Sid Fox," and refused to give me any further particulars of himself. I took him to the station, where he was charged. Skeleton key and polisher (produced) were found on him. When charged he said, "I know nothing about it."</p>
<p>Detective-Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">HERBERT HIND</hi>, City. On November 9 saw prisoner at Bridewell Police Station. I told him I was a City police inspector and had been informed that he was detained for uttering a forged cheque at the Capital and Counties Bank, and that he had stated he had been asked to cash the cheque by another man. I said, "You are not bound to tell me anything, but if you wish to tell me anything or to give me a description of this man, whatever you say will be used in evidence against you." He said, "I should like to tell you. I met a man the day before yesterday for the first time. I was sitting down in the Horseshoe Hotel, Tottenham Court Road when he spoke to me, and we had drinks. He has spent about £2 on me, and I have spent about 10s. in refreshments. We were in the saloon bar where the shooting took place. I met him again this morning be appointment at the same place at 11.30. We stopped there till 12.30, when he said he had two cheques to cash, and asked me to cash this one and meet him again ten minutes later at the Lyceum Theatre. I left him in the Strand. His name is, I believe, Bert Williams, but I do not know where he lives or works. His description is: about twenty-eight, 5 ft. 11 in., hair and moustache dark, complexion fresh, oval face, stiff built; dress—blue Melton over
<lb/>coat, velvet collar, blue serge suit, bowler hat, black patent boots, carried a crook handle walking-stick, silver mounted. I did not know there was anything wrong with the cheque." When charged he said "I know nothing about it." He declined to give me any address, He said, "I do not wish to tell you." I went to the Lyceum Theatre and the Horseshoe tavern, but could not find any person answering the description.</p>
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<p>To prisoner. You asked me to search for the man you described, and I went as soon as possible.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19121201-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-145" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-145" type="surname" value="FOX"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-145" type="given" value="SID"/>SID FOX</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I live at 6, Thorp Bank Road, Ux
<lb/>bridge Road, Shepherd's Bush. I am a dealer with my brother. I did not give my address because I live with my brother, whose wife is seriously ill, and I did not want her upset. (Prisoner then repeated hit statement made to the officer.) I have never been in trouble before.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. When I told the cashier I was employed by Mr. Willis I told a lie. Bert Williams told me he worked for Mr. Williams. This bone article I use as a toothpick.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-146" type="surname" value="FOX"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-146" type="given" value="MAX"/>MAX FOX</persName> </hi>, brother of the prisoner, 6, Thorp Bank Road, clothes dealer. The key produced dropped out of an old overcoat pocket, the bone article is a toothpick which prisoner has had for some months.</p>
<p>Prisoner has been with me since he was fourteen; he is now twenty-six.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction of felony on February 6, 1912, at the Southampton Assizes, in the name of
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<p>Sentence: Three months' imprisonment, second division.</p>
<p>(December 12.) The sentence was reduced to
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<interp inst="t19121201-40-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, the endorsement on an order for the payment of £2 10s., with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19121201-40-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>having been entrusted with certain property, to wit, a valuable security for a certain purpose, unlawfully did fraudulently convert the same to his own use and bene
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<p>Prisoner was tried on the first indictment.</p>
<p>Mr. Graham Campbell. prosecuted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-157" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED STEVENS</persName> </hi>, managing clerk to Walpole and Co., solicitors, 90, Sackville Street, W. In the latter part of 1911 we were acting as solicitors for prisoner with reference to an interest he had under his father's will with a view to obtaining an advance. On December 20 he came, and in the presence of Mr. Walpole and myself said that Miss Sarah Atkinson was staying with him at his house in Clayton Street, Kennington, and that she had certain documents in some Chancery proceedings connected with his father's estate which we had asked for, and that she wanted £2 10s. expenses to which she had been put paid to her. Mr. Walpole agreed to pay this, and wrote a letter to her which he read to prisoner (Exhibit 2), enclosing a cheque for £2 10s. and stating that they understood from prisoner that she was forward
<lb/>ing by that night's post certain copy documents relating to the will of the late Colonel Campbell, and that the cheque was sent on the clear understanding that unless such documents were received by the morrow morning payment of the cheque would be stopped. Exhibit 1 is the cheque, dated December 20, and is made payable to herself or her order. It purports now to be endorsed "Sarah Atkinson." The cheque and letter were handed to prisoner to give to her. No docu
<lb/>ments arrived, and the cheque was stopped next morning.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. I am certain that you said that Sarah Atkinon was staying with you at 44, Clayton Street. You first came to the office about the end of November. It was on the morning of December 20 that you called and were given the cheque.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-158" type="given" value="HORATIUS SFENCER"/>HORATIUS SFENCER WALPOLE</persName> </hi>, solicitor, corroborated as to the inter
<lb/>view on December 20, and added: On January 11 I went with prisoner to see Miss Atkinson at Acton Green. Miss Atkinson refused to say anything to me in his presence. I told him to wait outside and he did so.</p>
<p>To Prisoner. When you came to me in the first instance you told me that you had an interest under your father's and mother's will, the</p>
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<p>former subject to Miss Atkinson's life interest. I wished to see her in the first instance on the question of identify, and also to find out what had taken place since your father's death. You never said that Miss Atkinson lived with you at Clayton Street; you said that she had stayed with you two or three nights, coming up from Frimley. You implied that she was hostile to you. I did not see her until I saw her at Aoton Green. On the morning of December 21 I was at the office at 9.55, and I stopped the cheque at 10.30; I stayed at the office till 10.45. Stevens and I then went to Clayton Street to see if Miss Atkinsoa was staying there. I see by my letter-book (produced) that it was on the 22nd that I left for the country; I was at the office till midday. When I saw
<hi rend="smallCaps">MISS</hi>. Atkinson on January 11, as far as I remember, the cheque was not mentioned. I must have spoken to her about the cheque; but in any event she said she had not heard of me before, so she could not have Had the cheque. On that day I told you I would not have anything more to do with the business until I saw Mr. Topiham, who was supposed to be your attorney in the past; I do not remember writing you a letter after that. I knew long before January 11 that Taylor had cashed the cheque for you. Detective Duggan called on me last November. Some weeks before the cheque was given I saw you and Mrs. Campbell; I do not remember asking her what sort of a woman Miss Atkinson was.</p>
<p>Re-examined. When I went to see Miss Atkinson on the two occa
<lb/>sions the was not there; on December 21st was Mm. Campbell I saw.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-159" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER MCINTYRK</persName> </hi>, shop-walker to Taylor and Sons, drapers, Lambeth, Walk. Alter 4 p.m. on about December 20 prisoner, who is a customer, came in and said he wanted to purchase some goods and that he wished to pay by cheque. My employer sanctioned this. He bought 4s. or 5s. worth of goods, and presented this cheque (Exhibit 1) which then bore the endorsement "S. Atkinson," which was scratched out and "Sarah Atkinson" inserted. We gave him the change and paid the cheque into our bank. It was returned marked "Orders not to pay." We nave never bad any money in respect of it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. We bad never had trouble with the cheques we had changed for you previously. You did not explain to me who Sarah Atkinson was and what the cheque was for. I do not think your wife and daughter, who were present, were near enough to hear what was going on.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-160" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH MACE, G</persName> </hi> Gladstone Road, Acton Green. Prior to my marriage in 1881 my name was Sarah Atkinson; I am now a widow. I haven known prisoner since he was two years old. He is the son of Colonel Campbell, who died is 1876. I took a life interest under his will, and prisoner had an interest at my death. In 1893 on his return from Australia he came to see me at Bagshot, and said if I would give him £800 he would make no further claim upon me. He, my husband, and I went to London to see Mr. Topham, a solicitor. I then went to the bank and drew £800, I think it warn, which was handed through Mr. Topham to prisoner; as fur as I know he is not at present entitled to any interest until His father's will. I never saw this cheque (Ex
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<p>until the police brought it to me. The endorsement on the back are not in my writing; I think they are in prisoner's. I gave him no authority to endorse the cheque. I have never been to 44, Clayton Street. I have no documents relating to Colonel Campbell, and I did not tell prisoner I would give them up if I was given £2 10s. I did not see him at all about the cheque. I had not seen him for about 18 months before January 11. I have never been to Mr. Wal
<lb/>pole's office.</p>
<p>To prisoner. I was your father's housekeeper; I believe I was known as "Mrs. Campbell." I was sole executrix of his will. I had some papers relating to the will, but you took them from me when you took my home at Aldershot You never asked me to give you any in
<lb/>formation. On your father's death I put the matter into the hands of a solicitor, Mr. Chalk. He told me not to put the money in Consols because I could get more interest at the bank, and the money remained on deposit at the bank. I believe the will was sworn at £3,000. Mr. Chalk used to give me the interest on it; he drew it for me. I never had any of the capital until alter the £800 was deducted; my husband them had the handling of it, my solicitor having given him the power. When a Miss Campbell died another £800 came in, but I never had it; Mr. Chalk borrowed it and paid me 5 per cent. I believe your father directed that the money should be invested in Consols. In January, 1911, you brought a gentleman who was a stranger to me to my house. When Mr. Walpole oame to see me I would not talk to him in your presence. When you had gone I told him I had not re
<lb/>ceived any of the letters addressed to Clayton Street, as I was never there in my life. H never said anything about a cheque for £2 10s. Re-examined. I can write, and I could have endorsed the cheque myself. The reason I left Alderahot in 1893 was because business was so bad. Prisoner took away all the papers, including the dead he sigined when I gave him the £800; they were in a desk. The £800 that came from Miss Campbell was put into, I think, the Oriental Bank, but it went into liquidation and I had to take £400.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-161" type="given" value="LARRY HENRY"/>LARRY HENRY KINSLEY</persName> </hi>, clerk, Principal Probate Registry, produced and proved the will of James Campbell, dated August 9, 1875. It was proved on February 8, 1877, by Sarah Atkinson, otherwise called Campbell, the sole executrix, to whom administration was granted. (The general residue was bequeathed to Sarah Atkinson for her life, and in the same manner to James Neil Campbell, the prisoner, for his life, and upon his decease the amount, £3,000, was to be paid to "the prin
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<p>Divisional Detective-inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS DUGGAN</hi>, L Division. On November 19 I charged prisoner with forging and uttering the endorse
<lb/>ment upon this cheque for £2,100; obtaining certain goods and moneys from Taylor and Sons; and fraudulently converting the said cheque to his own use and benefit. He said, "It does not say what the fraudu
<lb/>lent conversion is. I will say not guilty at present." When formally charged he said, "I am not guilty of the charge you make against me. I gave Sarah Atkinson 5s. on the night of the 20th and 45s. on the</p>
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<p>21st. The remaining evidence I will give to the magistrate when he questions me. You are aware that this is the second time Mrs. Mace has made a case against me." On October 12 I searched his house and I found this bundle of documents, amongst which was a document beaded, "Copy of letter received August 12, from Mr. Topham," and a letter from Mrs. Mace to him, dated July 28, 1911.</p>
<p>To prisoner. I have not been inside your house since October 12. The first time I saw you was the day I arrested you. On November 12 notice was given to the Public Prosecutor of your case. I offered you bail on October 12. I have made no inquiries for Mr. Mace, or made any investigation as to what has become of the money under your fiber's will.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate: "I say I am not guilty of the charge made against me of forgery and fraudulent conversion. I went over to Sarah Atkinson or Mace, and told her if she would give certain information respecting my father's will and my identity to Messrs. Walpole, I would pay her for it. We arranged 50s. for various documents and information. I told her I would give her the the money she asked me, but I should have to go to Piccadilly and get it from Walpole's. I went straight to Walpole's about 5 p.m., and in
<lb/>formed Mr. Walpole of our interview. Mr. Walpole consented to give me a cheque for 50s., and did so, enclosed with the letter. I accord
<lb/>ingly went across by appointment and handed her the letter in a pub. at Acton Green. On reading the cheque or seeing it she said, 'What good is this to me? You pranked to give me the money. She knew no one to cash it—did I If matters were so serious for me I could go to Walpole and get the cash and bring it to her. I informed her it was impossible for me to do that that night; it was about 7.15, but from faithful promises made by her the would write Walpole that night and inform him that she would call and give him all the information relating to my mother's will, I gave her 5s. all I could afford out of my own pocket, and: the balance in a pub. near Piccadilly tube. We had a chat there. I tried to get her to go up to Walpole's before I paid the balance, 45s. This she refused to do. I gave her 45s. on the 21st, and took a receipe on an envelope from her. She went up to Wal
<lb/>pole's office in Sackville Street, and insisted on going up herself. I waited outside. I went up myself after she came down, and found what she told me; no one was at the office. I went up again by my
<lb/>self I then 'phoned the office, and the caretaker instructed me to 'phone Eirl's Court to Mr. Walpole. I did so, and was informed Mr. Walpole was in the country. When Mr. Walpole returned I took Mr. Walpole to her (Sarah Atkinson). He had an interview of about three-quarters of an hour with her. He came down and informed me at Walpole's that I should hear from him later, but he has never written to me nor Sarah Atkinson intimating any dispute or forgery of this cheque. Nor has he written to Taylor's. The paper from the Crown Prosecutor is my first knowledge of the charge of forgery. This is the second time that Sarah Atkinson has made a similar charge againt me, and has swindled me and the Blind Asylum out of my</p>
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<p>father's money. She has been a rogue since I was 14. No witness here."</p>
<p>(Friday, December 6.)</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-162" type="given" value="JAMES NEIL"/>JAMES NEIL CAMPBELL</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath) repeated in effect the state ments he had made before the magistrate, and added: I was under Sarah Atkinson's care till I was 14, when my father died. He left her his money for life and at her death it was to revert to me. I now find she was not a penny left of and she has never given me any money for my interest. On my return to England in 1887 I saw a Mr. Top
<lb/>ham, my attorney, and he advised me to go and see her. The receipt that Sarah Atkinson gave me for the 45s. was amongst the papers that Detective Duggan took away from my house.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Before I went to Mr. Walpole on December 20 I had seen Sarah Atkinson several times at her house to arrange with her to give me these papers; only on one occasion was anybody else present One of the documents was a warrant, I think Mr. Walpole called it, showing the money had been invested in Consols, and another was my certificate of 'birth. I wanted to get a loan from Mr. Walpole and he wanted to see certain documents which Sarah Atkinson said she had. She also agreed to supply information as to an insurance policy on her life, which Mr. Topham held on my behalf. The signature on the docu
<lb/>ment (Exhibit 8) appears to be mine; I still say that she defrauded the Blind Asylum, although I say in the letter that the gift over to the Principal Blind Asylum "had been so vague that Chancery proceed
<lb/>ings relating to it resulted in my favour. I cannot remember the name of the publichouse at Acton Green in which met Sarah Atkinson as I am a stranger in that neighbourhood. I had made appointments with her there before and I knew where it was. The endorsement on the cheque is not in my writing and I can see no comparison between that and my signature on Exhibit 9. I did not see her endorse it; I know nothing about it further than she returned it to me endorsed; it had been endorsed in the interval between her going out to try and cash the cheque and her return. I cannot remember the name of the public-house near the Piccadilly Tube, where I met her by arrangement next day. I admit these sheets containing Mr. Topham's signature were found at my house; I wrote them as a pastime. This copy of a letter (Exhibit 6) to me from Mr. Topham is in my writing; it is not a draft of a supposed letter from him which I wrote; it is an actual copy of the original. It purports to some from the Tasmanian Club, Hobart. The reason I had these sheets printed with the beading was because I wished to make facsimile copies of letters that he wrote to me for business purposes; you cannot get a small number of sheets from a printer; I used them in negotiating for a loan in connection with my mother's money.</p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-163" type="given" value="AMELIA MILDRED"/>AMELIA MILDRED MCGINNITY</persName> </hi>, 8, Durham Street. (To the Court.) I was Mrs. Campbell, prisoner's wife, but I find I was his third wife; I</p>
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<p>do not know how I really stand. (To prisoner.) The first time I saw Sarah Atkinson was when I introduced myself to for at the police court before this trial. I was with you when yon cashed the cheque; I think it was the night you gave me a black eye. You bought goods for about 3s. 11d. and asked them to change the cheque for you. I have not given a statement to Detective Duggan about it. I never knew it was Sarah Atkinson's cheque. Mr. Walpole came later to our house and said the cheque was stopped; I did not first communicate with him. Since your arrest I put all your papers and clothes in a box and gave them to a neighbour as you asked me to do. I am working now to keep your child. Sarah Atkinson has never been to our house. I know Mr. Goodchild and Winnie Goodchild casually. I handed the box of your things to her.</p>
<p>Inspector
<hi rend="smallCaps">DUGGAN</hi> (recalled by the Court). I searched the papers at the house and failed to find a receipt for 50s. I only took papers that I thought relevant to the case.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-164" type="given" value="WINIFRED"/>WINIFRED GOODCHILD</persName> </hi>, 47, Clayton street, Kennington Oval). (To prisoner.) I know the woman living; with you as Mrs. Campbell. She has never told me anything about Sarah Atkinson. Mrs.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOODCHILD</hi>, 47, Clayton Street. (To prisoner.) In the second week in June Mrs. Campbell told me that the row had been about something to do with your father's money and an old lady; I cannot remember that she said a cheque; but she said something about the old lady handing papers over for money: I do not know Sarah Atkinson and I have never seen her at your house. Verdict,
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<p>A previous conviction (of bigamy) was proved.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JUDGE RENTOUL</hi>.</p>
<p>(Thursday, December 5.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Mr. F. Shewell Cooper prosecuted; Mr. A.C. Fox-Davies defended.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-166" type="given" value="LLOYD"/>LLOYD WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>, the Clock House, High Beech. I have an account at the Temple Bar branch of the London County and Westminster Bank. On November 16 I drew a cheque for 102 14s. in favour of Mr. Dymont, A hosier in the Strand. The body of the cheque is in my secretary's handwriting. The words, "pay cash," which now appear upon the cheque were not written by me or my authority. I do not know prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<p>£2 14s. The endorsement on the cheque is not mine, and was not made by my authority. I do not know prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19121201-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19121201-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-168" type="surname" value="MAYNARD"/>
<interp inst="t19121201-name-168" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR MAYNARD</persName> </hi>, cashier, Temple Bar Branch, London County and Westminster Bank. At 11.40 on November 9 prisoner presented this cheque for £50 14s. It had "pay oath" on it and was endorsed. Pri
<lb/>soner said he wanted notes, four £5 notes and gold. Having doubts as to the genuiness of the cheque I spoke to the manager who came to the desk. I went round to the public side of the counter. The manager asked prisoner where he got the cheque from. Prisoner said, "From a gentleman." The manager asked him to come into his room.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. It is a fairly clever forgery. Prisoner made no attempt to get away. I know nothing about what happened in the manager's room.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-169" type="given" value="ORTON"/>ORTON ROBERTS</persName> </hi>, manager, London County and Westminster Bank, Temple Bar Branch. On November 19 Mr. Maynard brought the cheque to my room. I examined it and very quickly came to the con
<lb/>clusion that there was something wrong with it. I went to the counter and asked prisoner how he came by it. He told me it was given him by a gentleman down the Strand and I got him to come to my room, where I questioned him further as to who the gentleman was. He said his name was Goodgames and he had known him about six yean; he could not tell me his Christian name or address, but he had knows him by playing billiards with him and he was connected with the Turf. He said Goodgames was waiting in the tavern nearest to us in the Strand. We visited that house but did not find Goodgames there. I sent for the police and prisoner was given in charge. I accompanied prisoner and the constable to the tavern to give prisoner an oppor
<lb/>tunity to find Goodgames. He could not find him. We all then went to Bow Street.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner said he did not come from Mr. Dymont He made no attempt to escape. He could easily have got away.</p>
<p>Police-constable Owen
<hi rend="smallCaps">BUDD</hi>, 272 E. At noon on November 19 I was called to the manager's room, where I took prisoner into custody. Prisoner then said, "There is evidently something wrong. A man gave it to me to cash: his name is Goodgames, and he is waiting by the public-house down the street for me." I went with the manager and prisoner to the public-house. Prisoner looked in the bar and said, "He is not there."</p>
<p>(Defence)</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-170" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK SYMCOX</persName> </hi> (prisoner on oath). I live at 176, Hampstead Road. I have known Goodgames about six years, not very intimately. I got to know him through a Mr. Johnson, who had an employment agency in the Strand. On November 19 I met Goodgames at the "Horseshoe," Tottenham Court Road. He told me he wanted to cash a cheque. As we got within two or three doors of the bank he said to me, "Do you mind running and cashing this cheque for met" and</p>
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<p>pointed out the bank. He said, "Get £20 in notes and the rest in gold, or £20 gold and the rest in note." The reason he asked me to go was that he saw a man in front of him whom he wished to speak to. He said, "I shall be here when you come out." That was outside the tavern. I had no cause to be suspicious. I did not look at the cheque. I tendered it to the cashier. He asked if I came from Mr. Williams; I told him no. He looked at the cheque again and said he would get the manager's consent, murmuring something about "pay cash," and that they had some rules and regulations from the Bankers' Association that they should not pay unless I was known at the bank. He came back in about a minute and a half; then the manager oame. What he said is quite correct. Three of us went to fee "George" There was quite a crowd. I could not see Goodgames. We simply looked at the front door of the tavern. I did not go inside.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I met Goodgames at 11 a.m. I do not know he address. At one tome six months ago be stopped at the "Horseshoe," to I was led to understand. I met him accidentally the day previous; he asked me if I was doing anything; I said no; he told me he (thought he could get me about three months' work in the country in the sausage
<lb/>skin line. He treated me to a drink in the "Horseshoe;" and said he would like to meet me next morning at 11; I suppose it was concerning this two or three months' work; I did not ask him. I turned up as about the country employment; we talked about racing. I think he made a book at one time. When we came out of the bank there was a crowd of about 150 people. I told them at Bow Street where they might find Goodgames.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">OWEN BUDD</hi>, recalled. As far as I know the name and address prisoner gave are correct; a C.I D. officer made the in
<lb/>quiries.</p>
<p>Verdiot,
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<interp inst="t19121201-41-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>Guilty of uttering.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted of felony at Marl
<lb/>borough Street Police Court, on June 20,1907, in the name of Frank Turner, and other previous convictions were proved.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<interp inst="t19121201-42-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assaultWithIntent"/>, attempting to carnally know a girl over the age of 13 years and under the age of 16 years and indecently assaulting her.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Clarke Hall prosecuted; Mr. G. Tully-Christie and Mr. Salkeld Green defended.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19121201-42-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-42-19121201 t19121201-42-punishment-46"/>Prisoner was released on his own recognisances in £5 to come up for judgment if called upon.</rs> </p>
<p>might find Goodgames.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19121201-44-offence-1 t19121201-name-174"/>Lars Sigfrid Dahlgren</persName> and stealing from his person 17s., his moneys.</rs> Mr. Sidney G. Turner prosecuted; Mr. G. Tully-Christie defended.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LARS SIGFRID DAHLGREN</hi>, Scandinavian Seamen's Home, seaman. On November 8, between 11 and 12 p.m., I left the Home with other sailors to go to my boat at the Commercial Dock. I stopped at a coffee stall and paid for two cups of coffee for two women. I had a parcel which I put on the counter. A man took the parcel up and ran away. I followed and caught him, when others interfered with me. Prisoner was one of the men at the coffee-stall. They tried to prevent me going down the Commercial Road. I wanted to get away, but they formed a ring; I made a rush to get past when one tripped me up. They knocked me about with their fists, one hit me with an instrument, others kicked me while I was on the ground. 17s. was taken from my pocket. They then ran away, leaving me on the ground. I was then taken to the police station, where my injuries were dressed by the doctor. On November 10 I was shown a row of men, from whom I picked the prisoner out as one who had taken part in the robbery. I had given a complete description of him to the police.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. After picking prisoner out I pointed to another man. I did not quite catch up to the prisoner, because others pre
<lb/>vented me—he was in the crowd. He helped the others to hit me, and when on the ground the prisoner was one amongst those who west through my pockets.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">BERTIE SIMMS</hi>, K Division. On November 10, at 2 a.m., I saw prisoner at Arbour Square Police Court, detained, and told him the charge; he made no reply. I said I should convey him to the Limehouse Police Station, where he would be put up for identifi cation. At Limehouse he was put up with eight others. As the prisoner had lost his right arm the other men were directed to take their right arms from their coat sleeves and place the sleeve in the pocket in a similar position to the prisoner. Without any hesitation prosecutor walked up the line and identified the prisoner. He after
<lb/>wards picked out another man. Prisoner was then charged; he said, "Well, I shall plead not guilty."</p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-175" type="given" value="HENRY JOSEPH"/>HENRY JOSEPH O'BRIEN</persName> </hi>, Divisional Surgeon. On November 10, at 3 a.m., I was called to the prosecutor; he had a very severe contusion on the right eye—the eye was completely closed up; there was a wound of about half-inch long across the face below the eye; it might have</p>
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<p>been caused by a kick. He had also a slight wound on the left fore
<lb/>arm. He appeared to have been considerably mauled and knocked about, and was much shaken. I attended to his injuries.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate: "I was at the coffee stall when prosecutor came along with two young women and fourteen others; there were between twenty and thirty there. He bought a cup of tea for one young lady and then went away and spoke to them. They went away and left him. He came back and called for teas, and when asked to pay 1s. he had no money to pay. There was a free fight between him and the men who were with him—everybody for himself—but I saw nobody trying to rob him. I went away and left them fighting."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19121201-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DRISCOLL</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am 21 years of age. On November 8, between 11 and 12 p.m., I was in the Commercial Road and reached the coffee stall at 12.30 and had a cup of tea. Prosecutor then came up with about fourteen others and two young women. He called for coffees. He and the others commenced arguing about pay
<lb/>ing; prosecutor said he would not pay, and a general fight started. I walked away and left them fighting. I was standing close to the stall; I never hit the prosecutor or went through his pockets. I did not see him knocked down or robbed. When I left he was arguing the point about paying 1s. for the coffee with the woman who kept the coffee stall. I went home. I never saw him attacked at all. What took place after I left I do not know.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I got to the coffee stall about ten minutes before prosecutor. The men with the prisoner, were foreigners—his ship
<lb/>nates. I know nothing about prosecutor coming there between 11 and 12. The fight was commenced between the prosecutor and his com
<lb/>panions when I went away; they were fighting amongst themselves.</p>
<p>Detective
<hi rend="smallCaps">BERTIE SIMMS</hi> recalled. (To the Jury) Prosecutor was brought to the station at about 1.20 a.m. The station is about fifteen to twenty minutes' walk from the coffee stall. Prosecutor walked with assistance. He was sober. I have made enquiries but I have not been able to get a sufficient description of the other men on which I can take action.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at London Sessions on August 15, 1911, and sentenced to twelve months' hard labour for stealing a bicycle and twenty-two pairs of boots from a shop. Other convictions proved: February 23, 1910, Thames Police Court, three months for stealing money; January 10, 1911, at this Court, six months for uttering counterfeit coin. Stated to be a notorious asso
<lb/>ciate of thieves and a member of a gang infesting the neighbourhood.</p>
<p>Sentence;
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