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<p>FEBRUARY, 1913.</p>
<p>Vol. CLVIII.] [Part 941</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>BURNETT, MAYOR.</p>
<p>FOURTH SESSION,</p>
<p>HELD FEB. 4TH, 1913, AND FOLLOWING DAYS.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORTHAND BY</p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-1" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALPOLE</persName> & CO.,</p>
<p>Shorthand Writers to the Court.</p>
<p>POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>EDITED BY</p>
<p>H. DELACOMBE ROOME, ESQUIRE,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE</p>
<p>[Published by Annual Subscription.]</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-2" type="given" value="GEO"/>GEO. WALPOLE</persName> & CO., PORTUGAL STREET BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN, W.C.</p>
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<p>PRINTED BY</p>
<p>THE ARGUS PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED, 10, TEMPLE AVENUE, LONDON, E.C.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF OTHER COUNTIES WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Tuesday, February 4th, 1913, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES CHEERS WAKEFIELD</hi>, Knight; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RENTOUL</hi>, K.C., Commissioner; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">E. V. HUXTABLE</hi>. Esq.</p>
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<p>1913.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BURNETT, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<p>(Tuesday, February 4.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MUMMERY</hi>, Thora (19, servant)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last Session (see page 226) of larceny, was brought up for judgment.</p>
<p>Prisoner was released on her own recognisances in £20 to come up for judgment if called upon.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HILTON</hi>, Clara Jane (65, no occupation)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last Session (see page 224) of forgery, etc., was brought up for judgment.</p>
<p>Mr. Travers Humphreys prosecuted; Mr. Beaumont Morice appeared for prisoner.</p>
<p>Sentence: On each indictment, Eight months' imprisonment, second division (to run concurrently).</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HALL</hi>, Harold (22, soldier)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last Session (see page 207) of forgery and larceny, was brought up for judgment.</p>
<p>It being stated that employment would be found for prisoner by his friends if he were released, he was released on his own recognisances in £100, with one surety in £100, to come up for judgment if called upon.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SUMNERS</hi>, Rose (23, servant)</persName>, who pleaded guilty last Session (see page 207) of forgery, larceny, and receiving, was brought up for judgment.</p>
<p>Sentence: Six months' imprisonment, second division, in respect of each offence (to run concurrently), to date from January 7.</p>
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<p>Mr. Fleming prosecuted.</p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted of felony, at London Sessions, on June 30, 1908, in the name of Albert Smith. Several other convictions were proved.</p>
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<p>Mr. Roland Oliver prosecuted.</p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted on November 7, 1911 at London Sessions, in the name of John Steele, of warehouse-breaking; eight other convictions were proved. Prisoner had served nine years in the Army and left with a good character.</p>
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<lb/>ing and obtaining one watch and other articles, the property of Percy Thomas Davison, under upon and by virtue of a forged instrument with intent to defraud; forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, an order for the payment of £25, with intent to defraud.</p>
<p>Prisoner was tried on the first indictment.</p>
<p>Mr. Forster Boulton prosecuted.</p>
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<p>money order; it has my name and address; it is not my handwriting, nor did I authorise anybody to sign it for me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-34" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC GOLDFAR</persName> </hi>, tobacconist, 224a, Shaftesbury Avenue, said that he arranged with prisoner to take in letters for him in the name of T. G. Thomson. About the middle of December a number of letters arriving through the post, were handed to prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-35" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SPENCER</persName> </hi>, clerk at Peterborough Post Office, proved the issue of the money order.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, February 5.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-36" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-36" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY ROGERS</persName> </hi>, warder, Brixton Prison. I know prisoner's handwriting. I supplied prisoner with note paper and received this letter from him after he had written it. I saw him writing it. I think Exhibits 9 and 12 are in the same handwriting.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BATTERSBY</persName> </hi>, pawnbroker, 80, Newgate Street. I received Exhibit 12, purporting to come from B. L. T. Pattinson, 48, Linden Road, Peterborough. I gave it to my son to attend to. I noticed that the money order enclosed was payable seven days after date. When it was presented at Oxford Street they told me it was stopped. It was sent to me in payment for goods supplied. I did not sent or authorise to be sent the telegram, Exhibit 14.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-38" type="surname" value="BATTERSBY"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-38" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST BATTERSBY</persName> </hi>. My father gave me a letter, Exhibit 12. Acting on instructions I sent off a parcel containing articles of jewellery to 2, Princes Street, Oxford, by passenger train on December 16. Among the articles I dispatched was Exhibit 7, a wallet, a silver watch, and an umbrella (Exhibit 2).</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-39" type="given" value="MARY JANE"/>MARY JANE TEW</persName> </hi>, 2, Princes Street, Oxford. I take in lodgers. I received a telegram and sent it back to the post office the same evening. It read: "Manager, 2, Princes Street, Oxford. Reserve bed; arrive four to-night.—Arthur Pattinson." Next morning prisoner called and asked if I had received a telegram. I told him I had returned it as I thought it was not for me. He asked if his luggage had come. I said it had not. He said it would come, and gave me 9d. to pay for it. A railway man brought a box, sealed and insured. When pri
<lb/>soner came back he undid the box in the passage. It contained an um
<lb/>brella and four packages. I did not see what was in them. I told him I had not got a room. He took away the things.</p>
<p>Detective
<persName id="t19130204-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-40" type="surname" value="ROBERTS"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ROBERTS</hi> </persName>, A Division. The two telegrams (Ex
<lb/>hibits 14 and 15) in my opinion are in the same handwriting. I think Exhibit 10 is in the same handwriting; it is not in the handwriting of the gentleman who sent the money order.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-41" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY ELLIOT</persName> </hi>, assistant to Walter Davis, pawnbroker, 40, St. Martin's Lane. On January 1 I received a watch bracelet by post. The sender was Frederick James Palmer, 60, King's Road, Reading. I advanced £4 9s. upon it. I also advanced £5 upon Exhibit 17, a gold watch, which came from Lawrence Thompson, The Hut, Wey
<lb/>bridge.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BATTERSBY</persName> </hi>, recalled. The watch and bracelets (Exhibits 16 and 17), are part of the goods I sent to Oxford.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY HARRIS</hi> </persName>. On January 4 I saw prisoner enter No. 30, Crawford Street, Bishopsgate, a small shop, where he received a letter (Exhibit 1). I told him I was a police officer, and should arrest him on a warrant for obtaining jewellery valued at £20 by fraud from Messrs. Battersby's on December 16. I also told him there would be other cases. He said, "What the hell do you mean by this?" I took him to Snow Hill Police Station. He had an um
<lb/>brella in his hand. That has been identified as Mrs. Battersby's.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">SAMUEL CROCKER</hi> </persName>. I saw prisoner searched on January 4. In his possession was that wallet and a number of other articles. I was with Detective-inspector Hine. I told prisoner he would be put up for identification by a witness from 224, Shaftesbury Avenue, who would pick him out as a man calling for letters in the name of Thompson. He said, "What can I say in the face of that?" pointing to the property lying on the table in front of him, "I will give you all the assistance I can to recover the property. The um
<lb/>brella and wallet are from Battersby's, and I am Thompson. You need not bring anybody to identify me. I used the Shaftesbury Avenue address in the name of Thompson, also Crawford Street, and 10, Branford Street. I shall plead guilty. I am sorry for what I have done. I have tried to get work, but could not, and it is because I was nearly starving I committed this offence." I told him there would probably be two other charges of a similar nature. He said, "I admit those two as well. I sent a telegram to the station master at Oxford, giving the name of Battersby, also one to the manager, 2, Princes Street, Oxford, in the name of Pattinson, and pledged for £4 9s. the watch bracelet from Battersby's with Davis, 40, St. Martin's Lane, in the name of Palmer, on December 31, 1912. The other watch from Battersby's I pledged for £5 at the same firm on Decem
<lb/>ber 30 in the name of Lawrence Thompson, Weybridge. That is the receipt." Two receipts were lying on the table. "The gold and silver Albert and match-box I pledged at King's Road, Reading, for 14s. on December 17 or 18 in the name of R. Read."</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-45" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-45" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT DAVIS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). The charge alleged against me is forgery, and there has been no forgery committed. The goods I did obtain, but with no criminal intent as the indictment alleges, for the simple reason that none of the articles left my possession. I committed this crime with the intention to bring before the Public Prosecutor the various troubles I have had to undergo in the past. I have prevented crime and been arrested for a crime that arose from the prevention of crime. Amongst the many millions that constitute our mighty Empire how many can you find that would give up their employment and spend all their money to prevent crime. I can get no redress. I should not be standing in the prisoner's dock. I am public benefactor.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19130204-10-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to a previous conviction. Other convictions were proved.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<p>(Tuesday, February 4.)</p> </div1>
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<p>Twelve previous convictions were proved, commencing June 16, 1878, including five, six, five, and seven years' penal servitude. Prisoner was liberated on June 21 1912, with a remanet expiring July 24 1914.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-11-19130204 t19130204-11-punishment-8"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GODSELL</hi> George (61, horsekeeper)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STEVENS</hi>, Alfred (41, hawker)</persName>, both unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin twice on the same day;
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<p>Mr. Holford Knight prosecuted.</p>
<p>Prisoners were tried on the second indictment.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-49" type="surname" value="NAPPER"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-49" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY NAPPER</persName> </hi>, barman, "Oxford Arms," Church Street, Dept
<lb/>ford. On January 23 at 11 a.m. Stevens entered the saloon bar, God
<lb/>sell entering the public bar. Stevens called for a drink, handed me bad florin (produced); I gave him in change one shilling, a sixpence, and four pence. Godsell paid 1d. for a drink. Prisoners remained four or five minutes. I tested the florin, found it bad, and spoke to my father, who is the licensee. Prisoners had then left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-50" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE NAPPER</persName> </hi>, licensee, "Oxford Arms," corroborated. When prisoners left I went to the door and saw them talking together about 20 yards off. I spoke to the constable, we followed them and saw them enter another public-house, where I spoke to the landlady. They were then given into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-51" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-51" type="surname" value="HARROLD"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-51" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA HARROLD</persName> </hi>, wife of George Harrold, licensee, "Plume of Feathers," Deptford Green. On January 23 Godsell came into my public bar, Stevens entering the saloon bar, called for a burton and bitter (2d.), tendering florin (produced); I gave him one shilling, six
<lb/>pence, and four pennies in change, and put the florin on the shelf of the till. Shortly afterwards last witness came in and made a com
<lb/>munication to me. I then tested the coin and found it bad. I handed it to a detective.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BALL</hi> </persName>, 254 R. On January 23 at 11.20 W. G. Napper pointed out prisoners to me in Church Street, Dept
<lb/>ford. We followed them. They entered a urinal; then Godsell entered the public bar of the "Plume of Feathers," followed by Napper: Stevens went into the saloon bar. Mrs. Harrold showed me bad florin (produced). I took the prisoners into custody. Godsell said, "I shall go quiet." Stevens said, "All right, I won't give you any trouble." They were searched. Ten shillings, 11 sixpences, and 3s. 4d. in bronze were found on them.</p>
<p>Detective
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ANGUS ROMFORD</hi> </persName>, R Division. On January 23 at 12.30 p.m. I went to the "Plume of Feathers," where Mrs. Harrold handed me coin (produced).</p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-54" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-54" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. Two florins (produced) are counterfeit, both made from the same mould.</p>
<p>Verdict (both),
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<interp inst="t19130204-12-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty.</rs> The other indictment was not proceeded with.</p>
<p>Godsell confessed to having been convicted at this Court on March 19, 1912, of uttering. Five other convictions, commencing January 13, 1896, for coining offences, including four years' penal servitude, were proved. Stevens confessed to having been convicted at this Court on January 7, 1908, of possession of a mould. Four other convictions of coining, commencing December 12, 1896, were proved.</p>
<p>Sentences (each):
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-13-offence-1 t19130204-name-56"/>Clara Edith Monteith</persName>, his former wife being then alive.</rs> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-14-offence-1 t19130204-name-58"/>Dora Staplee Firth</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at this Court, on March 8, 1910, in the name of Albert Edwin Young.</p>
<p>Prisoner was also indicted as a habitual criminal. The Common Serjeant said he did not think anything would be gained by trying that charge; the prisoner had, when arrested, given some assistance to the police in recovering the property.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-14-19130204 t19130204-14-punishment-11"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE RIDLEY</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, February 5.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-15-offence-1 t19130204-name-60"/>Lily Pease</persName>; he was also charged on coroner's inquisition with the like offence, deceased being described as
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-15-offence-1 t19130204-name-61"/>Lilian Rose Caroline Pease</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>Prisoner was tried at last Session (see page 276), when the jury returned a verdict which was not accepted by the learned judge.</p>
<p>Prisoner now
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<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Travers Humphreys prosecuted; Mr. St. John Hutchinson appeared for prisoner.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<interp inst="t19130204-15-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-15-19130204 t19130204-15-punishment-12"/>Fourteen years' penal servitude.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-16-offence-1 t19130204-name-63"/>Lillah Gran
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<lb/>tents thereof, a certain letter demanding with menaces and without reasonable or probable cause certain money, and uttering said letter;</rs> feloniously sending to His Majesty King George the Fifth, knowing the contents thereof, a certain letter demanding with menaces and without reasonable or probable cause certain money, and uttering said letter; on December 13, 1912,feloniously sending to Lillah Granville Barker, otherwise known as Lillah McCarthy, knowing the contents thereof, a certain letter demanding with menaces and without reason
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<p>Prisoner pleaded "Not guilty," adding, "Now is the time and now is the hour; in the coming combat He will succour."</p>
<p>Mr. Muir and Mr. Adrian Clark prosecuted.</p>
<p>Prisoner was tried on the first indictment.</p>
<p>Mrs.
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-65" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">LILLAH GRANVILLE BARKER</hi> </persName> (known on the stage as Miss Lillah McCarthy) gave evidence as to the receipt of the incriminating letter.</p>
<p>Evidence was called to identify the paper on which the letter was written.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-66" type="given" value="HAROLD ANDREW"/>HAROLD ANDREW KIDD</persName> </hi>, medical superintendent of the West Sussex Mental Hospital, Horsham. Prisoner was in my hospital from Octo
<lb/>ber 16, 1907, to September 27, 1908; when discharged he was sane. The day before yesterday I saw prisoner at Brixton Prison in com
<lb/>pany with Dr. Dyer. I came to the conclusion that he was in a condi
<lb/>tion of mind to know the nature of the acts which he did but not to know their quality. I think he is weak, defective, and of unsound mind.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-67" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-67" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-67" type="given" value="JANE ELIZA"/>JANE ELIZA COLLINS</persName> </hi>, prisoner's mother, deposed to receiving a number of letters from prisoner, all incoherent, mostly referring to to his treatment at the Horsham Mental Hospital.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-68" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-68" type="given" value="SIDNEY REGINALD"/>SIDNEY REGINALD DYER</persName> </hi>, medical officer, Brixton Prison. I have had prisoner under special observation since January 28. My opinion is that on December 11-13 he was suffering from mental disease, and was not capable of understanding the nature or the quality of his acts.</p>
<p>Prisoner, called upon for his defence, went into the witness box and made a long, rambling statement.</p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="insane"/>Guilty, but insane at the time of commission of offence.</rs> The other indictments were not proceeded with.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-16-19130204 t19130204-16-punishment-13"/>Prisoner was directed to be detained until His Majesty's pleasure be known.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-17-offence-1 t19130204-name-70"/>Edith Ellen Croft</persName>;</rs>
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<lb/>tent to murder her, and common assault upon her.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Purcell and Mr. St. John Hutchinson prosecuted.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-72" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-72" type="surname" value="CROFT"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-72" type="given" value="EDITH ELLEN"/>EDITH ELLEN CROFT</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother at 33, St. George's Road, Edmonton. I knew prisoner in October and walked out with him till just after Christmas when I told him I did not wish to keep company with him. On January 23 about 7.30 p.m. prisoner came to my home; he, me, my mother, Florrie Saunders, and William Heath went to the pictures; later we went to the "Crown and Horseshoe." Then prisoner walked home with me. He said, "Do you intend to go with me?" I said, "No." He pulled out a knife and attacked me, and I fell down.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FLORENCE SAUNDERS</hi> </persName> corroborated.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY SIBLEY</hi> </persName>, 504 N. On this evening I was on duty in plain clothes, when I saw prisoner catch hold of prosecutrix by the throat; he had a knife in his hand, in the attitude of stabbing; she fell to the ground; he was about to stab her again when I seized his wrist. He was taken into custody. When charged he made no reply. He was perfectly sober.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-76" type="surname" value="SMALL"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM SMALL</hi> </persName>, who assisted last witness, corro
<lb/>borated; adding that prisoner on the way to the station said, "I mean to do her in."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-77" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-77" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HALL</persName> </hi>, 92, Fore Street, Edmonton. On January 22 I sold prisoner the knife (produced).</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<persName id="t19130204-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS HOWARD</hi> </persName> deposed that prisoner had admitted purchasing the knife from last witness.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-79" type="surname" value="HEATH"/>
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<p>Verdict,
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<p>Prisoner had been five years in the Navy and bore a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-18-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>of putting forward as true certain false declarations on applications for pass
<lb/>ports.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Bodkin prosecuted; Mr. Travers Humphreys appeared for pri
<lb/>soner.</p>
<p>This case was similar to those of R. v. Edwards (Vol. CLV., 510) and R. v. Benson (present vol., 206). Prisoner was admitted to be a man of high position and integrity, well known and respected in the City of London, and the prosecution did not put the case higher than that prisoner had signed the declarations out of foolish good nature.</p>
<p>Prisoner was
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-18-19130204 t19130204-18-punishment-15"/>released on his own recognisances in £50 to come up for judgment if called upon.</rs> </p>
<p>Before
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, February 5.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-19-offence-2 t19130204-name-84"/>Dennistoun Cross and Company</persName>, 10 $1,000 Four per cent. First Mortgage Bonds of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<p>Sentence:
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-19-19130204 t19130204-19-punishment-16"/>Eighteen months' hard labour on each indictment, to run concurrently.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at Middlesex Sessions on April 13, 1912, of felony.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<interp inst="t19130204-20-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-20-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-20-19130204 t19130204-20-punishment-17"/>Twenty-two months' hard labour.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-21-offence-1 t19130204-name-91"/>Frederick Dewsbury</persName> and stealing therein one cheque-book and pass-book, his goods, and feloniously receiving same,</rs>
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<interp inst="t19130204-21-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> all forging and uttering, knowing the same to have been forged, an order for payment of £5, with intent to defraud.</rs> Mr. Hewitt prosecuted.</p>
<p>Sparrow confessed to having been convicted at North London Police Court, on July 27, 1912, in the name of Albert Sparrow, of felony.</p>
<p>Sentence: Sparrow,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-21-19130204 t19130204-21-punishment-19"/>Sentence on the other prisoners was postponed to next session.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<lb/>ing and entering a certain place of Divine Worship, to wit, the
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at Middlesex Sessions, on June 4, 1910, in the name of Arthur William Burdge, of felony, and other convictions were proved.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-22-19130204 t19130204-22-punishment-20"/>Three years' penal servitude on each indictment, to run concurrently.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-23-offence-1 t19130204-name-97"/>A. W. Gamage, Limited</persName>, to an amount exceeding £5.</rs> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-23-19130204 t19130204-23-punishment-21"/>Six months' imprisonment, second division.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GIBBS</hi>, William George (29, engineer)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19130204-24-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, forging and uttering, know
<lb/>ing the same to be forged, an authority for the payment of £9 9s., with intent to defraud; </rs>stealing £14 10s., the moneys of George Laceby, his master; forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, an authority for the payment of £9 18s., with intent to de
<lb/>fraud.</p>
<p>Mr. Forster Boulton prosecuted.</p>
<p>Prisoner was tried on the first indictment.</p>
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<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-99" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-99" type="given" value="BEATRICE"/>BEATRICE TIDY</persName> </hi>, assistant at the Post Office, 575, High Road, Chis
<lb/>wick. On January 7 prisoner came into the office. He produced a post office savings bank book and warrant (Exhibits 1 and 2). I noticed that an alteration had been made on the warrant, and com
<lb/>municated with the sub-postmaster.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-100" type="surname" value="SHOTTER"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-100" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT SHOTTER</persName> </hi>, sub-postmaster, 575, High Road, Chiswick. About 4.15 p.m. on January 7 last witness made a communication to me. I examined the warrant, and said to prisoner, "We cannot give you this money just now; would it be convenient for you to call to
<lb/>morrow?" He said, "I must have the money now." I said, "We have not sufficient money." He asked for his bank-book and the warrant. I said we should prefer to keep them. He said he would call again to-morrow. He then made towards the door. I said, "You must wait till we have made further inquiries regarding this account." He stepped out on to the pavement where a motor-bicycle was standing. I could see he intended mounting the machine. I got hold of the under part of the saddle and told him I should detain him on suspicion. He struck me a blow on the left shoulder with his fist. He set the engine going, put his foot on the left pedal, and endeavoured to mount. The motor shot out and got about 15 yards. I got hold of the handle-bar and threw the machine over. I went down with the machine, and called out, "Stop him." I pursued him as soon as I could get up. Several people heard me calling, and tried to intercept him. A constable came up eventually and took him to the police station at Chiswick.</p>
<p>Police-constable
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT CONROY</hi>, 44 TR. With the assistance of another officer I took prisoner to the police station. Prisoner made a statement.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-101" type="surname" value="HOWELL"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-101" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM HOWELL</persName> </hi>, assistant clerk, Savings' Bank Depart
<lb/>ment, G.P.O. In the course of my duties I received Exhibit 4, a notice of withdrawal for £1 1s. I then prepared Exhibit 2, which was a warrant for the payment of £1 1s. at Merton High Street. It has been altered to Chiswick, and the amount has been altered to £9 9s.</p>
<p>Detective
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-102" type="given" value="PERCY"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PERCY WHITE</hi> </persName>, A Division, attached to the G.P.O. I saw prisoner at Chiswick Police Station, and told him it would be neces
<lb/>sary for him to go with me to the G.P.O. I there cautioned him, and showed him the deposit book and warrant. I said, "To-day you pre
<lb/>sented this deposit-book and savings' bank warrant at 575, High Road, Chiswick, and made application to withdraw £9 9s. Do you wish to say anything about it?" Prisoner said, "Yes. I made appli
<lb/>cation to withdraw what was on the warrant." I said, "The deposit-book appears to have a false entry made in it, also a false stamp im
<lb/>pression. Do you wish to say anything about it?" He said, "No, but I wish to admit I made the entry in the book and altered the warrant."</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19130204-24-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-24-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>. The other indictments were not proceeded with.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at this court on April 20, 1909, in the name of Samuel Edward Danson, of felony, and other convictions were proved.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<interp inst="t19130204-24-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-24-punishment-22" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-24-19130204 t19130204-24-punishment-22"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, February 5.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-25-19130204" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-25-19130204" type="age" value="25"/>
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-25-19130204 t19130204-alias-1"/> Moss </rs>(25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19130204-25-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-25-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, unlawfully uttering coun
<lb/>terfeit coin twice on the same day;</rs>
<rs id="t19130204-25-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19130204-25-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-25-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>feloniously uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Beaumont Morice prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-104" type="surname" value="BETTELS"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-104" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BETTELS</persName> </hi>, barman, "William IV." public-house, Blackfriars Road. On January 8 between 11 and 11.30 p.m. prisoner came in, accompanied by another female, and called for two drinks, price 3d., for which she tendered counterfeit florin (produced); I handed it to Mrs. Allingham, the wife of the licensee, who told prisoner it was bad and asked her if she had any more. Prisoner said, "Yes, a lot." The women then drank the beer and went out.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. The woman who was with you went out first, while you stayed behind drinking your beer. The other woman then came in again, and you both went out together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-105" type="surname" value="ALLINGHAM"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-105" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED ALLINGHAM</persName> </hi>, licensee, "William IV." public-house, Black
<lb/>friars Road, corroborated. I said to prisoner, "Will you pay for these drinks?" She said, "No." I said, "Have you any more like this?" She said, "A lot." I went out to get a policeman. As I went out I noticed a man by the window beckoning to prisoner to come out; he struck me. Prisoner attempted to get out of the bar; I pushed her back and held the door, but she succeeded in getting out and attempted to board a tramcar. Then a policeman came along and arrested prisoner. The man and the other woman got away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-106" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-106" type="surname" value="YOUNG"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-106" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I keep a fried-fish ship at No. 16, Friars Street, Blackfriars. On January 8 at about 11 p.m. prisoner came into my shop and asked for 4d. of fish and 1/2 d. worth of potatoes; she asked me to serve her very quickly as her husband had had a drop of drink. As prisoner seemed very nervous I did serve her quickly. In payment she gave me 2s. piece (produced), for which I gave her 1s. 7 1/2 d. change. Prisoner then flew off. I put the coin in the till; it was the only coin I had in the till. About five minutes afterwards I saw prisoner being taken to the station by a policeman. I followed to the station and showed the coin, which I found to be bad, to the inspector. I was present when prisoner was charged; she made no reply.</p>
<p>To prisoner. You were accompanied by another woman. I could not say whether you handed her the change which you received from me. You had some more money in your hand and you dropped it on the ground. I said you ought to be more careful with your money.</p>
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<p>Police-constable
<persName id="t19130204-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-107" type="surname" value="MARSH"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-107" type="given" value="FRANK"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANK MARSH</hi> </persName>, 419 M. On January 8 at about 11.15 in Blackfriars Road I saw prisoner struggling with Mr. Alling
<lb/>ham to get on to a tramcar. Allingham said, "I wish to give this woman into custody for giving me this bad 2s. piece," producing 2s. piece. I took prisoner into custody; she said, "I do not know what is the matter with him, here is my purse," handing me purse (pro
<lb/>duced). On the way to the station she said, "I did not know they could charge you with having one in your possession." At the station Eliza Young said in the presence of the prisoner, "This is the woman who came into my shop and bought four penny pieces of fish." Pri
<lb/>soner said, "That is quite right." When charged, and asked if she understood the charge, prisoner said, "I suppose I do not understand it." When searched 10s. in gold, 1s. 6d. in silver, three halfpennies, and three farthings were found on her.</p>
<p>To prisoner. At the station you said that the 6d. and three farthings were your little girl's money, and that the shilling was the change you received from Eliza Young.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-108" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-108" type="given" value="SIDNEY WILLIAM"/>SIDNEY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>, Assistant Assayer, H.M. Mint. The two florins (produced) are both counterfeit and both made from the same pattern piece.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-109" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-109" type="surname" value="EVERETT"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-109" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA EVERETT</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). On this day I met this person. She had lived with me some years ago, and we went and had one or two drinks; she treated me two or three times to some Port wine. She then met a young man, who she said was her husband. He gave her a 2s. piece; she gave it to me and asked me if I would have some fish. They were fighting and rowing. We went into the public-house. I did not struggle; I was not in a fit condition to struggle. I did not run into the tram. That is all I can say.</p>
<p>Verdict.
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<interp inst="t19130204-25-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-25-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>Not guilty.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-26-19130204" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-26-19130204" type="age" value="60"/>
<interp inst="def1-26-19130204" type="surname" value="LEAMON"/>
<interp inst="def1-26-19130204" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<interp inst="def1-26-19130204" type="occupation" value="clerk in Holy Orders"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEAMON</hi>, Robert (60, clerk in Holy Orders)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t19130204-26-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>pleaded guilty</rs>
<rs id="t19130204-26-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19130204-26-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-26-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="libel"/>of unlawfully and maliciously publishing certain defamatory libels of and concerning
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-111" type="surname" value="MARSH"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-111" type="given" value="DOUGLAS EARLE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-26-offence-1 t19130204-name-111"/>Douglas Earle Marsh</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. W. W. Grantham, appearing for the prisoner, stated that pri
<lb/>soner had suffered from very bad health, and he attributed these libels to disorder of the mind; prisoner had done splendid work as a clergy
<lb/>man in the Church of England; he unreservedly withdrew the charges of fraud which he had made against prosecutor.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant, in passing sentence, said that prisoner had pleaded guilty to atrocious libels, attacking a man with various charges, which he admitted were absolutely false, and endeavouring to take away his character; there was no doubt that he had committed this offence for the purpose of compelling prosecutor to pay blackmail. It was impossible to pass over such conduct.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<interp inst="t19130204-26-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-26-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-26-19130204 t19130204-26-punishment-23"/>Three months' imprisonment, second division.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<persName id="def1-27-19130204" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-27-19130204" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-27-19130204" type="age" value="24"/>
<interp inst="def1-27-19130204" type="surname" value="LAWS"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LAWS</hi>, John (24, carman)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19130204-27-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-27-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, obtaining by false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-27-offence-1 t19130204-name-113"/>James Henry Nurse</persName> and
<persName id="t19130204-name-114" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-114" type="surname" value="ACKENHAUSEN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-27-offence-1 t19130204-name-114"/>Kurt Ackenhausen</persName> and others, carrying on business as Ackenhausen and Company, 1 bale of tapestry and other articles, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<p>Mr. E. C. P. Boyd prosecuted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-115" type="surname" value="NURSE"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-115" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY NURSE</persName> </hi>, packer and porter to Ackenhausen and Co., 7 and 8, Old Bailey, E.C., general merchant. Prisoner was employed as carman by Eugen Kammer and Co., our forwarding agents. On December 19, 1912, I had done up three bales of goods to be de
<lb/>spatched by Kammer to Germany. At 5 p.m. I handed these goods over to prisoner, who came with a cart for them. He signed consign
<lb/>ment note for them (produced). For comparison of handwriting I produce other consignment notes which he had signed before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-116" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-116" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HILL</persName> </hi>, foreman to Robert Brooke and Co., 7 and 9, Rose Lane, Ratcliffe, carmen and contractors to Eugen Kammer and Co. Prisoner has been employed by my firm as carman to collect goods from Ackenhausen. He left our employment about December 7, and came back into our employment on January 10, 1913. Between those dates he had no authority to collect goods for us. We did not receive three bales of goods mentioned on consignment note dated December 19.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-117" type="surname" value="OTLINGLASS"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-117" type="given" value="WALTER HENRY"/>WALTER HENRY OTLINGLASS</persName> </hi>, director of Eugen Kammer and Co., 43 and 45, Great Tower Street, forwarding agents. Robert Brooke and Co. are our sole carriers. On December 19 prisoner had no autho
<lb/>rity to collect goods for us.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<persName id="t19130204-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-118" type="surname" value="WISE"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-118" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK WISE</hi> </persName>, City Police. On January 14 I saw prisoner at Brooke's stables at Stepney. I said to him, "Is your name Laws?" He said, "Yes." I told him I was a police officer and held a warrant for his arrest for obtaining by means of false pre
<lb/>tences on December 19 three bales of goods valued at £20 3s. 6d., the property of Messrs. Ackenhausen and Co., 7 and 8, Old Bailey. The prisoner replied, "Not me, sir; I have not been there for a month. The last time I was there I collected two bales as the book will show." I then conveyed him to Bridewell Police Station. When charged pri
<lb/>soner said, "All right, sir, I know that I have not had them."</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate: "The only time I went there was when I went to get the two bales."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-119" type="surname" value="LAWS"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-119" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LAWS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I was not at Ackenhausen and Co.'s on December 19.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. On several occasions I have received goods from Nurse; I should be well known to him. He made a great mistake in saying I collected the goods on December 19. I signed all the con
<lb/>signment notes (produced) except the one dated December 19. I know nothing about these bales. I was having a holiday on Decem
<lb/>ber 9. I took my mother's bags up to Spitalfields Market with the barrow. My mother is a sack-maker. I was not doing any carting that day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-120" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-120" type="surname" value="LAWS"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-120" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN LAWS</persName> </hi>, prisoner's mother. I make potato bags for Spital
<lb/>fields Market. When my son was out of work he used to go out at 6 a.m. and return home at 8 a.m., taking my bags to Spitalfields Market. He never used to go out at any other time; he used to stay at home helping me making bags.</p>
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<p>Cross-examined. I do not go out myself more than 10 minutes in the day. My son used to go out to look for work.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19130204-27-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-27-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>The police gave prisoner a very good character.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant postponed sentence for a short time in order that prisoner might have an opportunity of giving information to the police as to any accomplice.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant Wise stated that he had seen prisoner in the cells, but prisoner had said he had no information to give.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted at Guildhall, West
<lb/>minster, on July 2, 1910, in the name of George Hayes, of burglary, and other convictions were proved.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<interp inst="t19130204-29-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="keepingABrothel"/>being a male person, unlawfully and knowingly living wholly and in part on the earnings of prostitution.</rs> </p>
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<p>The police gave prisoner a good character.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JUDGE RENTOUL</hi>.</p>
<p>(Wednesday, February 5.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19130204-30-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-30-19130204 t19130204-30-punishment-27"/>Two days' imprisonment.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">APOSTOLL</hi>, Demetros (45, hair dresser)</persName>, who was charged at last Sessions (see page 319) with feloniously shooting, on which occasion the jury disagreed, was again brought up.</p>
<p>Prisoner now pleaded guilty of attempting to commit suicide; he was not tried on the other indictments.</p>
<p>Sentence:Six months' imprisonment, second division; recommended for expulsion under Aliens Act. 1905.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-32-offence-1 t19130204-name-126"/>Claude Johnstone</persName> two orders for the payment of £1 each and £2 in money, from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-32-offence-1 t19130204-name-127"/>Reginald Merryshaw</persName> two orders for the payment of £1 each and £2 in money, from
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-32-offence-1 t19130204-name-128"/>Wilfred Robert Reeve</persName> an order for the payment of 11s. and 11s. in money, and from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-32-offence-1 t19130204-name-129"/>Sydney Woodroffe</persName> an order for the payment of 13s. and 13s. in money in each case with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. F. Watt and Mr. G. Tully-Christie prosecuted; Mr. Schultess Young defended.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-130" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER NOTMAN</persName> </hi>, clerk in the employ of the "Feathered World." In April last we received by post an advertisement for insertion in the paper advertising a bicycle for sale for £2, letters to be sent to "Hunt, c/o. Lewis, 12b, Grand Parade, Muswell Hill."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-131" type="given" value="CLAUDE"/>CLAUDE JOHNSTON</persName> </hi>, 15, St. Thomas Road, Birmingham. I saw an advertisement in the "Feathered World" offering a bicycle for sale, and I wrote to the address given. I received the reply (produced), and I sent £2 in postal orders on April 10 last. I received a postcard on April 11 saying the bicycle was to be sent, but I did not receive it. I wrote letters to the same address, but they were returned through the Dead Letter Office.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-132" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-132" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE LEWIS</persName> </hi>, confectioner, 2, Grand Parade, Muswell Hill. In April last a man came to my place and arranged for letters to be sent to me in the name of Hunt. About two dozen letters came in the course of about 10 days. I identify prisoner as the man who came to me.</p>
<p>Detective-inspector
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT SCHOLES</hi> </persName>. I saw prisoner on December 2 at Wood Green Petty Sessional Court. I told him he would be put up for identification as a man having received letters containing postal orders in the name of Hunt, at Muswell Hill, and also in the name of Wise, at 41, Elthorne Road. Miss Lewis identified him. At the police station he said, "I shall want you to make some inquiries for me. The persons who picked me out this morning were correct. I admit having called at their places for letters, but I did it for another man, named Wilson, who used to live at Galsworthy Road, Tottenham, but I do not know the number. He is known by the name of Frank Fox. He is rather a shady character and always on the bust, and goes in for playing billiards with the swells. I used to meet him at the "Bull" public-house, Tottenham. I hope you will be able to find him, for my sake. I asked him why he used so many different names. He said he used different names because he dabbles in all kinds of things. He was often outside the shops when I called for the letters, and no doubt some of the people will remember seeing him with me." He wrote me down several addresses, and I made inquiries. The ex
<lb/>hibits (produced) are, in my opinion, in prisoner's handwriting.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner made the statement quite of his own accord. So far as I know he has been a man of respectable character hitherto.</p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-134" type="given" value="WILLIAM HARRIS"/>WILLIAM HARRIS HAMMOND</persName> </hi>, sorter in the Post Office, produced the postal orders which had been sent to "H. Hunt."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-135" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD MERRYSHAW</persName> </hi>, butcher, Sutterton, near Lincoln. On April 5 I saw a bicycle advertised for sale in the "Feathered World," and I wrote a letter to the address given. I received a reply and then I sent £2 in postal orders. I received a postcard saying the bicycle was being sent, but the machine did not arrive.</p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-136" type="given" value="REGINALD ALFRED"/>REGINALD ALFRED CRUTCH</persName> </hi>, cashier to the "Poultry World," pro
<lb/>duced a copy of that paper containing an advertisement as to ducklings being for sale at 6s. 6d. per dozen and ducks' eggs at 3s. a dozen, and letters to be sent to "Wise, 41, Elthorne Road, Holloway."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-137" type="given" value="MAUD"/>MAUD HARDING</persName> </hi>, manageress to a stationer at 41, Elthorne Road, Holloway. Prisoner came to the shop about the third week in Feb
<lb/>ruary and arranged that I should take in letters in the name of Wise. He told me that he was advertising in a paper. He called every day for the letters and received between 24 and 30 in the course of one week. Some letters came after he stopped calling, and I returned them to the Post Office.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-138" type="given" value="WILFRED"/>WILFRED REEVE</persName> </hi>, coal merchant, Birmingham. On February 25 I saw an advertisement in the "Poultry World," and, in consequence, I wrote to William Wise, 14, Elthorne Road, Holloway. I received a reply, and then I sent on a postal order for 11s. for 50 Aylesbury ducks' eggs. I never received the eggs.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-139" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-139" type="given" value="SYDNEY"/>SYDNEY WOODROFFE</persName> </hi>, of Billericay. On February 26 I saw an adver
<lb/>tisement in the "Poultry World," and I wrote to a man named Wise, at 41, Elthorne Road, Holloway. I received a reply and, in conse
<lb/>quence, I sent a postal order for 13s. for two dozen ducklings. I did not receive them.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN TUPPER</hi> </persName>, N Division. On December 19 I saw prisoner receive some letters at a newspaper shop in High Road, Tottenham. I stopped him, told him I was a police officer, and asked his name. He said his name was Smith. Then I said, "I believe you to be a man named Wise, wanted on a warrant for fraud." I asked, "Where do you live?" He replied, "I don't think that has anything to do with you." I took him to St. Ann's Road Police Station and asked him if he had any incubators or poultry. He said, "No; I can get them." He then produced eight letters from his pocket and, at my suggestion, opened them. Six of those letters contained postal orders. When charged he gave the name of William Smith, of no fixed abode. On the 27th he was identified as West, Smith, and Hunt.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Prisoner asked me to find a man named Wilson, but I have been unable to do so.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-141" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-141" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I am a painter and fish buyer. I first saw Wilson in November, 1911, at Club Row, Bethnal Green, where I went to purchase a few fowls. I have kept fowls all my life; it is a hobby of mine. Wilson asked me if I was a judge of birds, and I</p>
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<p>told him I considered myself to be a bit of a judge. He asked me if I would meet him on the Monday, and I met him by appointment at the "Bull" Inn, Tottenham. He told me then he was a poultry dealer and farm agent and was in want of a man who knew something about poultry to go with him with a view to purchasing fowls to supply his contracts, as he had to supply the Jews mostly with poultry for killing purposes. It was arranged that I should receive my travelling expenses and a commission on my purchases. My purchases were to be at the rate of 6d. a 1b., and I was to buy birds by weight for killing purposes. If I could purchase at anything under that figure I was to receive commission on it. He paid me every week for the first five weeks and I was averaging from 30s. to 35s. a week. He asked me to let the next week's money run on a bit because he had not got some of his accounts in. He proposed that I should go into partnership with him if I could manage to rake up £50 and could manage to let the money run on and do a little painting in between. I let my money run on for a little. In February, 1912, he told me he was about to purchase a motor-bicycle, and asked me if I could lend him some money. I had been doing a little work and was not without money, and I lent him £3. He said the motor-bicycle would be a great saving of expense in getting about to markets and sales. He suggested that I should go in for one, but I told him I was not in the position to do so. I told him I should like some of the money I had lent him, and he told me he proposed to sell his own bicycle, and he had others to sell. We put advertisements into the papers. He wrote the one about the ducklings and I copied it on to one of their forms. Both advertisements are in my writing. The reason he gave for using different names was that he did not want to mix up a small retail trade with his wholesale trade. I went to the shops for letters sometimes, and he gave me to understand that sometimes he went. When we went together I always went into the shop, and when I came out I handed him the letters. I thought his business was being carried out in a genuine way. I had no duck
<lb/>lings, but Wilson gave me to understand that he had. I last saw Wilson in November, 1912, in Leadenhall Market. The letters that were found on me were mine and addressed to me. I had only two of the Buff Orpingtons that I was advertising because I had sold six on the Wednesday. I was keeping them where I was employed at Edmonton. I asked Wilson for some money, as he owed me about £30, and he promised to let me have some in a few days. I have not seen him from that day to this.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Wilson did not let me know where he had the fowls sent to, because then I should have been as much in the know as he was, and I could have fallen into his business. We used to make an ap
<lb/>pointment over night as to where I should meet him next day, but our usual meeting place was at the "Bull," at ten o'clock. He should be well known there, but perhaps they did not know him by name. I do not think I have any of his handwriting. When I was arrested and the letters were opened I was surprised to find I had so many postal orders, and, of course, I acknowledged that I could not supply that</p>
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<p>number. I think my mistress will be here to prove that. I have had incubators. I did have three, but since my arrest I think two have been sold. I keep a few poultry, but not to carry on business with.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TUPPER</persName> </hi> (recalled). I did find an incubator at prisoner's address, but it was a very old one and had a leg off. The two others referred to were not there. There were fowls, but no Buff Orpingtons.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-143" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT SCHOLES</persName> </hi> (re-called). Prisoner told me he had worked for a man as a painter, and he did work there from August 8 to June 20, and had a good character.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-32-19130204 t19130204-32-punishment-28"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-33-offence-1 t19130204-cd-3"/>September 20, 1912</rs>, £1 5s., and on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-33-offence-1 t19130204-cd-4"/>October 11, 1912</rs>, £2 18s. 9d. of the moneys of the said co-partner
<lb/>ship; </rs>
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<p>Mr. Curtis Bennett prosecuted; Mr. Purcell defended.</p>
<p>Mr. Curtis Bennett explained that prisoner and prosecutor had been in partnership; there were disagreements and the partnership was dis
<lb/>solved. They were partners when this money was in fact received. He felt that this was a case that ought not now to go before a jury, when prisoner had explained how it was that the discrepancies were not discovered at the time when much larger sums were in question.</p>
<p>Mr. Purcell said he had no complaint against the prosecution for having started the proceedings; it was a case essential for inquiry.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<p>Prisoners were given excellent characters.</p>
<p>Brown was
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-34-19130204 t19130204-34-punishment-29"/>released on his own recognisances in £20 and one surety in £10 to come up for judgment if called upon</rs>; Stanton was
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-34-19130204 t19130204-34-punishment-30"/>released on his own recognisances in £20 to come up for judgment if called upon.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-35-offence-1 t19130204-name-149"/>Caryll Tate</persName>, and feloniously receiv
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-35-offence-2 t19130204-name-150"/>George Thomas Gray</persName>; </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-35-offence-3 t19130204-name-151"/>James Cope Story</persName>, and feloniously receiv
<lb/>ing the same;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19130204-35-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-152" type="surname" value="FALLER"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-35-offence-4 t19130204-name-152"/>Andrew Faller</persName> five rings and other articles, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>It was stated that prisoner had made a clean breast of a number of offences and that he had been guilty of heartless conduct.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<interp inst="t19130204-35-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-35-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-35-19130204 t19130204-35-punishment-31"/>Eighteen months' hard labour on each indictment; to run concurrently.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. JUSTICE RIDLEY</hi>.</p>
<p>(Thursday, February 6.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-36-offence-2 t19130204-name-155"/>Grace Muriel Sutherland</persName>, a girl under the age of 13 years.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Clarke Hall prosecuted.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-36-19130204 t19130204-36-punishment-32"/>Five years' penal servitude on each indictment; to run concurrently.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-37-offence-1 t19130204-name-157"/>Elizabeth Cruse</persName> with intent to murder her and with intent to do her some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>The Grand Jury ignored the bill as to the offence of wounding to murder. Prisoner
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<p>Sentence:
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-37-19130204 t19130204-37-punishment-33"/>Four years' penal servitude.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DALEY</hi>, Robert (36, stevedore)</persName>, was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-38-offence-1 t19130204-name-159"/>Elizabeth Daley</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Graham-Campbell and Mr. Roome prosecuted; Mr. Vincent Dimmer defended.</p>
<p>Police-constable
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANK GEORGE WAYLETT</hi> </persName>, KR, proved a plan.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-161" type="surname" value="DALEY"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-161" type="given" value="ROBERT JOSEPH"/>ROBERT JOSEPH DALEY</persName> </hi>, aged 11, son of prisoner. On December 31 father went out about six in the morning to look for work. He came back about ten and said he had found no work; he was drunk. Mother and father started swearing at each other. She said to him, "Who are you----well playing with." He made a rush at her and hit her on the jaw; she fell, and he kicked and jumped on her. Up to this time they had lived happily together.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. Father did not begin the quarrel.</p>
<p>Mrs.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSINA FYNN</hi> </persName>, 28, Ropemakers Fields, Limehouse. Prisoner and deceased (his wife) had the top-floor in my house. On this morn
<lb/>ing I heard prisoner and his wife quarrelling. At 10.20 he came down and asked would I go up and speak to Mrs. Daley. I went up and saw deceased lying on her back on the floor of the kitchen. I asked her to speak; I only heard a gurgling noise from her throat.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. They had always lived comfortably together.</p>
<p>Dr.
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<p>Cross-examined. Deceased was not an ordinary healthy woman; she was suffering from pneumonia. It is possible that she may have died as the result of her falling on the floor. I found no bruises, as</p>
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<p>Detective
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<p>Inspector
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<p>Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate: "I wish to say nothing, thank you."</p>
<p>Mr. Justice Ridley said that he should tell the jury that it would be unsafe to convict of murder; if they found against prisoner, the verdict must be, guilty of manslaughter.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<p>After some cross-examination, prisoner, on the advice of his counsel,
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<p>Mr. W. W. Grantham prosecuted; Mr. F. J. Green defended.</p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-169" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE IRVING</persName> </hi>, 35, Oxford Road, Kilburn. I am a single woman, living with Adolph Ferdinand Lewis. On January 16 about nine p.m. prisoner came into the kitchen where I was and said, "You did not get that, then, you b----cow." I said, "I don't know what you mean; I have not got anything belonging to you." I understood her to refer to a letter that had been missed five months before. She went to the lavatory basin and came back and flung some liquid at me which went on to my blouse; then another lot went over my face and caught my eye and on to my hand; I was terribly burnt. Prisoner had threatened me before.</p>
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<lb/>ing I did not see a soul. I have never threatened prisoner.</p>
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<lb/>cutrix, described the injuries she had received; these were caused by some acid substance; if the stuff had entered either eye it would have destroyed it.</p>
<p>Cross-examined: I cannot swear that the stuff entered the eye; she told me she was suffering pain, and the eye was inflamed; this might have been the result of a little rubbing. The stuff was a weak diluted acid, such as is used for cleaning lavatories. I made no analysis of the fluid, only tasted it and smelt it.</p>
<p>Police-Sergeant
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<p>Cross-examined. I searched to see if there was any remains of the acid on the floor of the room, and failed to find any; I did not search in the lavatory.</p>
<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate. "I plead not guilty."</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-173" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE CHEESEWRIGHT</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On this evening I was sitting in the kitchen nursing the children when I heard the postman knock. Mr. Fletcher brought a letter to me; he said, "It is for Mrs. Graham." I said, "That is Mrs. Graham downstairs." He took the letter up and came back to the kitchen. He and my husband went out, leaving me and Mrs. Williams in the kitchen. My husband came back in about three seconds and said to me, "What have you done to Mrs. Lewis; she says you have thrown something over her." I said, "Good gracious, man, what are you talking about? Here you left me and here I still am." Soon after the policeman came and took me. I had heard no screams.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not see prosecutrix at all that evening. Her story is all a lie. I do not know anyone in the house likely to do such a thing. She may have done it herself in order to accuse me. It is not true that I have threatened her; she has threatened me.</p>
<p>Mrs.
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<p>Before
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<p>Mr. Travers Humphreys prosecuted; Mr. Curtis Bennett defended.</p>
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<p>Mr. Travers Humphreys and Mr. E. C. Boyd prosecuted; Mr. H. Maddocks defended.</p>
<p>Prisoner was tried last session (see page 280) upon the first indict
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<interp inst="t19130204-42-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>; forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, an order for payment of £90 9s. 9d., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Detective
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM NEWELL</hi> </persName>, City Police. On January 18 at 1.20 p.m. I went with Detective-Constable Kirby to Glyn, Mills, Currie, and Company's bank, Lombard Street. I saw prisoner there. I said to him, "We are police officers." I had this cheque in my hand. I said, "You will probably be charged with forging and uttering this cheque well knowing it to have been forged." He said, "Don't say that." He then went on to make a statement. I cautioned him and said, "You need not make a statement unless you desire to do so, but what
<lb/>ever you say may be used in evidence against you." He then said, "During the last week I have been working for J. Aaronstein, who oc
<lb/>cupies four rooms of a warehouse in Blackhorse Yard. I had to meet Mr. Aaronstein at Aldgate Station this morning at nine o'clock. I met him as arranged. He said, 'Here is a cheque,' at the same time handing it to me, 'go to the bank in Lombard Street and cash this cheque; if they ask you how you want it say £40 in gold and ten £5 notes. When you get the money meet me here at two o'clock and give me the money and I will pay you the wages what you have earned.' I then left him and went home. I went for a walk and then came on to the bank." He was then taken to Cloak Lane Police Station and charged, when he said, "I did not know it was forged." Upon searching him this pocket-book was found. It contains an entry, "10—5—40—gold."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-187" type="given" value="CECIL"/>CECIL MORGAN</persName> </hi>, cashier, Glyn, Mills, and Co. About 12.30 on January 18 prisoner came into the bank with this cheque. I asked him how he wanted the money. I think he said "£50 in notes and £40 in gold." I was suspicious about the cheque and made inquiries. I found Messrs. Cook's had issued this cheque for £9. The police were sent for while I was making inquiries.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-188" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK EVANS</persName> </hi>, counting house manager to Cook, Son, and Co., St. Paul's Churchyard. This cheque was drawn in favour of J. Aaronstein for £9 9s. 9d. I signed it. It was crossed with a printed "and Co." It was not altered by my authority. I do not know prisoner. The letter containing the cheque was posted on Friday, January 17, between five and six.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-189" type="given" value=""/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. AARONSTEIN</hi> </persName>, manufacturing furrier, 90, Middlesex Street, E. Messrs. Cook owed me £9 9s. 9d. on January 18. I have not re
<lb/>ceived a cheque for that amount. The cheque was not endorsed by my authority. I do not know prisoner. The story he has told is untrue.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-190" type="surname" value="HENNEY"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-190" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HENNEY</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). On January 10, while em
<lb/>ployed by Ewart and Sons, Euston Road, I was in the "Green Man," Euston Road, discussing with my fellow-workmen when a man I had known as a regular customer in that house said to me that if I had</p>
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<p>no work to do next week I could have a job with him for a few days, and I was to come down to his place at Blackhorse Yard at nine o'clock on Monday. I helped him with goods he used to hawk about—hosiery and all kinds of things. I left that day and a few days after he sent me a postcard that I was to meet him again to go on the following Friday to the Cattle Market, Caledonian Road. On Friday night when I left him he gave me instructions to meet him at nine o'clock next morning, when he gave me this cheque to get changed at the bank. While I was in custody I asked Inspector Newell to go to this public-house to ascertain that I have been there with this man, who is known there as Aaronstein. I gave a description of him.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I am a plumber. I never handled a cheque in my life or I should not have been such a dupe as to have presented a cheque at the bank. This Aaronstein knew where I lived and where I worked, and that it would not be possible for me to run away with the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-42-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted, at London Sessions, on April 4, 1911, of felony, and two other convictions were proved.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<interp inst="t19130204-43-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, breaking and entering the shop of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-43-offence-1 t19130204-name-192"/>W. Abbott and Son, Limited</persName>, and stealing therein three boots and other articles, their goods, and feloniously receiving same.</rs> </p>
<p>Police-constable
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-193" type="surname" value="TRAVIS"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER TRAVIS</hi> </persName>, 241 C. On January 8 at 5.50 a.m. I was in plain clothes in Fenchurch Street. Prisoner was carrying a sack over his shoulder. I followed him into Fenchurch Buildings. I asked him what he had got in the sack. He said, "Only old iron." I felt the outside of the sack, and as it did not feel like iron I opened the sack and found it contained boots. I asked where he got them from. He said he had just broken a window at the top end of the street. I took him back and found the window broken. He said nothing when charged.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-194" type="surname" value="HENDRICK"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-194" type="given" value="ALBERT EDWARD"/>ALBERT EDWARD HENDRICK</persName> </hi>, salesman, Abbotts', 160, Fenchurch Street. These boots, shoes, and shoe-trees are the property of Messrs. Abbotts'. The premises were left safe at 7.50 p.m. on January 7. I found the window broken and this brick inside at 8.30 next morning. The damage to the window is £4 15s. and the value of the goods £3 10s.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-195" type="surname" value="HALES"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-195" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HALES</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). On January 8 about 5.30 a.m. I come from the Salvation Army Shelter, Blackfriars Bridge, come over London Bridge. About 5.45 I got into Fenchurch Street. I see a window broke on the left-hand side going towards Aldgate. I was making my way to Petticoat Lane to see if I could pick up a job. I happened to see this sack. Before I found the sack I seen this window. I thought to myself if I don't get no job I might as well take one or two of these. I did not break the window at all, so I took them and went down Fenchurch Buildings. I have no witnesses to call.</p>
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<interp inst="t19130204-43-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>.</p>
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<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted, at the London Ses
<lb/>sions, on January 7, 1908, of felony, and numerous other convictions were proved.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<interp inst="t19130204-43-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STEPHENS</hi>, Walter (33, traveller)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19130204-44-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, obtaining by false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-44-offence-1 t19130204-name-197"/>Fred Farlow</persName> 2s. 6d., and from
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-198" type="surname" value="HART"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-44-offence-1 t19130204-name-198"/>William Eyre Hart</persName> 3s., in each case with intent to defraud;</rs> having been entrusted with and having received certain property, to wit, the several sums of 6s., 16s., and 3s. for certain purposes, unlawfully did fraudulently convert the same to his own use and benefit.</p>
<p>Prisoner was tried on the first indictment.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-199" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-199" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-199" type="surname" value="HART"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-199" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HART</persName> </hi>, bootmaker, 11, Monte Cristo Parade, Newington Green. Prisoner called on me last September and asked if I would like to have an advertisement on the curtain of the Alexandra Theatre, Stoke Newington. I said I did not mind. He showed me the space on the plan of the curtain. The price was to be 6s. per quarter. I paid him 3s. as a deposit. He gave the receipt (produced). He wrote it in my presence. I never saw him again until he was in custody.</p>
<p>Cross-examined by prisoner. There was no man called on me except you.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-200" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-200" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-200" type="surname" value="FARLOW"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-200" type="given" value="FRED"/>FRED FARLOW</persName> </hi>, cycle agent, New North Road. About August 12 last prisoner came to my shop. He asked me if I would care to have an advertisement on the curtain of the Islington Empire. I asked him what the cost would be. He said 2s. 6d. for 13 weeks. I said I would pay when I saw the advertisement on the screen. He said he must have cash with order, being such a low transaction. I paid him 2s. 6d. He wrote this receipt in my presence. The advertisement did not appear. I next saw prisoner in the dock at North London Police Court.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. You told me you were travelling for the Foru Company, High Street, Oxford Street, who were showing advertise
<lb/>ments on the screens of picture palaces, theatres, and music-halls. I told you another man had already been in with the same kind of thing. You did not say you would call later to take cash for the order. You took the cash then. I was shown a photograph of you. I was asked, "Is this the man?" I said, "Yes."</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-201" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-201" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-201" type="surname" value="GREENFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-201" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GREENFIELD</persName> </hi>, electrical engineer, Alexandra Theatre, Stoke Newington. I have occupied my present position about 12 years. I do not know prisoner. Our curtain is let to the London and Pro
<lb/>vincial Advertising Agency. Nobody has any right to deal with those advertisements but them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-202" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-202" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-202" type="surname" value="COLVILLE"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-202" type="given" value="LESTER PAYNE"/>LESTER PAYNE COLVILLE</persName> </hi>, managing director, Islington Empire. We have our own advertising staff. I do not know prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-203" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-203" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-203" type="surname" value="CHALDEN"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-203" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST CHALDEN</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as Foru and Co., 43, High Street, Oxford Street. We are advertising agents. I first met pri
<lb/>soner on August 2 last, when I employed him to go to Fakenham, Nor
<lb/>folk, as advertising canvasser. I gave him contracts, a receipt-book, and a plan. Prisoner had no authority to canvass Hart or Farlow.</p>
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<p>He had no authority to canvass for advertisements on theatre curtains He had to see landlords of hotels and get their consent to display tradesmen's advertisements in their saloon bars, for which we pay so much per year.</p>
<p>To prisoner. I first saw you on the Thursday before August Bank Holiday. You called next day. You saw one of my travellers, who asked you a few questions while I sat at the table. You were to work anywhere you liked at 25 per cent. commission on all takings, no salary or expenses. I never heard the name of Fakenham till you mentioned it. You said you preferred Norfolk. I wanted £5 cash security before you left town. You gave an I.O.U. for £5. I got no telephone message from you that day. I did not receive a batch of orders from you. I did not meet you in Southampton Row in Sep
<lb/>tember and tell you to make yourself scarce. I did not tell you you could work stationery or anything that would bring grist to the mill. I received no message from you about August 16 saying a lot of money had been made by advertising on picture palace curtains. I answered somebody on the telephone about the middle of September asking if a man had called representing Foru and Co., and I did not reply that I would come down and see him at once.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19130204-name-204" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-204" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-204" type="surname" value="STEPHENS"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-204" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER STEPHENS</persName> </hi> (prisoner, not on oath). Foru and Co. engaged me at no salary, no expenses, and 25 per cent. commission. 15 per cent. of the money was to be left in their hands until £5 was accu
<lb/>mulated. That was to safeguard them against anything I did wrong. I did not see the fun of leaving 15 per cent. out of 25 per cent., so I gave an I.O.U. I telephoned him that I could not walk to Norfolk, and as he would not agree to pay my fare I would work London. He said, "All right," on the telephone. I telephoned him several times afterwards and told him what a good scheme it was advertising on picture-palace curtains, and he made the condition that I returned him the first 25 per cent.; thus I was to work about six months without taking a farthing piece. His previous arrangement was I should get the 25 per cent. I kept Mr. Hart and Mr. Farlow's money, who paid the first quarter. One of my men, named Beale, I think, went to the office to try and get some more. He told me Mr. Charlton had got a warrant out for me. I telephoned asking Charlton if that was correct. I said, "It is rather funny, a man came to my place." Mr. Charlton replied, "Hold the man, I will come to the house with a taxi to St. Paul's Road, Canonbury." I think he came by 'bus. I did not want to waste any time. I thought he was not worth working for. I met him in Southampton Row a few days after. He said, "What is all this fuss about, make yourself scarce." He denied that in the box. I leave it entirely to the jury.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<persName id="t19130204-name-205" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-205" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-205" type="surname" value="MOLD"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-205" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM MOLD</hi> </persName>, G Division (to prisoner). I arrested you on December 23 in Dalston. You were working with three other men. Two of you had a gramophone each. I said the warrant was</p>
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<p>in respect of an amount of about 30s. I had not the warrant, but I had seen it. I asked you to come to the station. When the warrant was read you denied the charge. You afterwards admitted you were the man the warrant was out for. You gave me a photograph of your
<lb/>self. I gave it to Sergeant Castleton to make inquiries, not for identi
<lb/>fication purposes.</p>
<p>Detective-sergeant
<persName id="t19130204-name-206" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CASTLETON</hi> </persName>, N (to prisoner). The first time you asked to be put up for identification was on January 7, as we were about to go into the court. You said, "I am going to have a run for it." I said, "It is not much good now the witnesses have seen you; they are in court." I do not know what you told the gaoler.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19130204-44-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-44-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>. The second indictment was not proceeded with.</p>
<p>Prisoner confessed to having been convicted, at Mansion House Jus
<lb/>tice Room, on September 3, 1909, in the name of Walter Twigg, of felony; other convictions were proved.</p>
<p>Sentence:
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<interp inst="t19130204-44-punishment-38" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-44-19130204 t19130204-44-punishment-38"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Verdict (February 7),
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<interp inst="t19130204-45-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty of attempt to procure woman to leave her usual place of abode in United Kingdom to become an inmate of a brothel without the King's Dominions.</rs> </p>
<p>Sentence:
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-45-19130204 t19130204-45-punishment-39"/>Eighteen months' hard labour</rs> and
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<interp inst="t19130204-45-punishment-40" type="punishmentCategory" value="corporal"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-45-19130204 t19130204-45-punishment-40"/>12 strokes with the cat-o'-nine-tails</rs>;
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-45-19130204 t19130204-45-punishment-41"/>recommended for expulsion under Aliens Act, 1905.</rs> </p>
<p>Before
<hi rend="largeCaps">THE COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<p>(Thursday, February 6.)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-46-19130204" type="age" value="26"/>
<interp inst="def1-46-19130204" type="surname" value="BRAMSON"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BRAMSON</hi>, Mark (26, dealer)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19130204-46-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-46-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, forging and uttering, knowing the same to be forged, an order for payment of £46 3s. and feloniously obtaining £46 3s. by means of the said forged order, in each case with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>Mr. Cooper prosecuted; Mr. H. W. Wickham defended.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-209" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-209" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-209" type="surname" value="SHARP"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-209" type="given" value="GRANVILLE"/>GRANVILLE SHARP</persName> </hi>, assistant manager, Whitbread and Co., brewers. On November 16, 1912, I signed cheque produced of £46 3s. on the London County and Westminster Bank, King's Cross, payable to "the British Motor-Wagon Company, Limited, or order," and crossed. It has now on it "Pay cash Granville Sharp," not written by me or by my authority.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-210" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-210" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-210" type="surname" value="SPIER"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-210" type="given" value="MURRAY"/>MURRAY SPIER</persName> </hi>, traffic manager to the British Motor-Wagon Com
<lb/>pany, Limited, 24, Coleman Street. Cheque produced is not en
<lb/>dorsed by me or by the authority of my company, nor have we re
<lb/>ceived it. We have no official named "J. H. Humphries." I do not know prisoner.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-211" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-211" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-211" type="surname" value="ASHLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-211" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK ASHLEY</persName> </hi>, clerk, London County and Westminster Bank, 266, Pentonville Road. On November 16, 1912, at 12.15 p.m., prisoner presented cheque produced for £46 3s. and asked for four £5 notes and the rest in gold. I examined the cheque, scrutinised the prisoner, and spoke to my chief clerk. The cheque produced is on a special form never used by Whitbread and Co. for payments across the counter, for which they use the ordinary form. After speaking to the chief clerk I returned, scrutinised prisoner very closely, and paid him the money. On January 24 at Cannow Row Police Station I picked prisoner out from 16 other men. I have not the slightest doubt he is the man.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. I did not ask the chief clerk to look at prisoner so that he could identify him again. I have never seen prisoner be
<lb/>fore. I go to Miller's restaurant. I have never had conversation with or seen prisoner there.</p>
<p>Sergeant
<persName id="t19130204-name-212" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-212" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-212" type="surname" value="BUTT"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-212" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES BUTT</hi> </persName>, G Division. On January 24 prisoner was put up with 13 other men and identified without hesitation by Ashley.</p>
<p>(Defence.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-213" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-213" type="surname" value="BRAMSON"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-213" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK BRAMSON</persName> </hi> (prisoner, on oath). I live at 9, Paul's Buildings, Clerkenwell, and am a furniture dealer. I am totally innocent of this charge. I frequently lunch at Miller's Restaurant, which is five minutes' walk from my house. I believe I have seen Ashley there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-214" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-214" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-214" type="surname" value="LANGFORD"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-214" type="given" value="LILLIE"/>LILLIE LANGFORD</persName> </hi>, waitress, Miller's Restaurant, King's Cross. I know prisoner as a regular customer. I know Ashley as a clerk at the bank where I go every day to get change; he has also been to the restaurant; he was there with prisoner one dinner time; they were at the same table.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19130204-46-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-46-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>Not guilty</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>
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<interp inst="def1-47-19130204" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-47-19130204" type="age" value="39"/>
<interp inst="def1-47-19130204" type="surname" value="LAROERE"/>
<interp inst="def1-47-19130204" type="given" value="ANDRE"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LAROERE</hi>, André (39, financial agent)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19130204-47-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-47-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, being a moneylender, un
<lb/>lawfully by false and deceptive statements and concealment of cer
<lb/>tain material facts fraudulently attempting to induce
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<interp inst="t19130204-name-216" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-216" type="surname" value="PARAZOLS"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-216" type="given" value="TEISSERE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-47-offence-1 t19130204-name-216"/>Teissere Parazols</persName> to agree to terms upon which money was to be borrowed by him;</rs> being a moneylender, unlawfully by false and deceptive statements and concealment of certain material facts fraudulently attempting to in
<lb/>duce persons to agree to terms upon which money was to be borrowed by them. (Five indictments.)</p>
<p>Mr. Muir, Mr. Graham-Campbell, and Mr. Adrian Clark prose
<lb/>cuted; Mr. Pridham Wippell and Mr. W. Carlile Crowsdale defended.</p>
<p>Prisoner was tried on the first indictment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-217" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-217" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-217" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-217" type="given" value="MARIE"/>MARIE MARTIN</persName> </hi>, 35, George Street, Euston Square. On September 27, 1911, prisoner took a bedroom at my house at 11s. a week; he received letters in the name of Quenhoven. He said he expected a partner. In February, 1912, he took five rooms in all at £2 a week. He then told me his name was Laroere, that he was the agent of a moneylender. A good many people called to see him. He left at the end of August, 1912.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-218" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-218" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-218" type="surname" value="HAMIL"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-218" type="given" value="JEAN DE"/>JEAN DE HAMIL</persName> </hi>, 17 and 18, Green Street, Leicester Square (known as "Au Coin de France"), money changer and information bureau. I have known prisoner from January, 1912, under the name of Quenhoven. He received letters and had the use of my office from January to April, 1912, for a payment of £5.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-219" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-219" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-219" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-219" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD GREEN</persName> </hi>, 1, Vallance Road, Muswell Hill, estate agent. Prisoner rented from me 6, Duke's Avenue, Muswell Hill, under agree
<lb/>ment produced at £65 a year from June 27, 1912. He paid a quarter's rent in advance on June 26 in gold.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-220" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-220" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-220" type="surname" value="ELLICOTT"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-220" type="given" value="STEWART TUCKER"/>STEWART TUCKER ELLICOTT</persName> </hi>, clerk, Moneylenders' Registration De
<lb/>partment, Somerset House. I produce forms signed and deposited by prisoner as a moneylender at 35, George Street, 18, Green Street, Leicester Square, and 6, Duke's Avenue, Muswell Hill, in the name of André Laroere.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-221" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-221" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-221" type="surname" value="NEVU"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-221" type="given" value="CHARLES LE"/>CHARLES LE NEVU</persName> </hi>, 51, Bedford Square, French Consulate. Docu
<lb/>ments produced were received from persons in France by the French Consul-General here. I handed them to the Director of Public Prosecutions.</p>
<p>Detective-Inspector
<persName id="t19130204-name-222" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-222" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-222" type="surname" value="NICHOLLS"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-222" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE NICHOLLS</hi> </persName>, New Scotland Yard. I pro
<lb/>duce documents received from the French police, letters, books, and papers found at 6, Duke's Avenue, and documents handed me by Sergeant Grosse and Sergeant Gresty. I have examined 122 letters, 22 of which contain French postal orders. I have examined over 1,000 letters. I have found none showing a completed loan. Account produced from "Publicité Generale" shows cost of advertisements in various French papers between December 1 and 15, 1912, at 934.75 francs. I have examined books, Exhibits 2 to 12, found at 6, Duke's Avenue. I find no entry showing the payment or repayment of any loan. I find no entry of the repayment of any preliminary fee. I also found 11 bills of exchange for small sums of 17 to 47 francs drawn on the Union Internationale and apparently paid. They might be the repayment of preliminary expenses to people in France.</p>
<p>(Friday, February 7.)</p>
<p>Detective-Sergeant
<persName id="t19130204-name-223" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-223" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-223" type="surname" value="GESTY"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-223" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED GRESTY</hi> </persName>, Y Division. On January 1, 1913, I removed from two rooms at 6, Duke's Avenue, a large quan
<lb/>tity of letters, books, and typed letter forms in French, which I handed to Inspector Nicholls. I kept observation on the premises. From January 1 to 4 122 letters arrived. I opened some, of which 10 con
<lb/>tained French money orders. I found no cheque or pass books or any trace of a banking account or money. On a brass plate was "André Laroere, Union Financière Internationale, Director." In an empty room on the first floor I found a large quantity of charred paper recently burnt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-224" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-224" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-224" type="surname" value="NESTIER"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-224" type="given" value="ANDRE"/>ANDRE NESTIER</persName> </hi>. I am 17 years of age and live with my mother at Versailles. In May, 1912, I came to London, advertised for a situation, and was engaged by prisoner at 35, George Street, at 5s. a day to write and type letters in French. Six other persons were em
<lb/>ployed. Prisoner received many letters—some contained postal orders.</p>
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<p>He had no banking account so far as I know. Accounts were paid for printing, etc., in cash. I saw no correspondence with Bombay, New York, Buenos Ayres, or Vienna. In August, 1912, prisoner removed to 6, Duke's Avenue. Letters were generally signed by prisoner, also by Mr. and Mrs. Cesar, myself, and other clerks. I know pri
<lb/>soner's handwriting. (The witness identified the signature of a great number of letters.) We frequently signed letters in the fictitious names of "Nest," "Lest," "Deltout," "Quenhoven," "Stefan," and "Placabi" demanding small sums for expenses. I have seen book produced in the office; it is in Cesar's handwriting and contains a large number of names and addresses, with sums of 11.75, 19.35, 17.50 francs and other amounts, commencing July 17 and ending October 8, 1912. I wrote many form letters asking for remittances of similar amounts. Copy letter book produced contains a great number of letters signed by prisoner. (Upwards of 200 letters, forms, and other exhibits were put to the witness, including alphabetical lists of a great number of persons from whom money had been received as fees for obtaining loans.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-225" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-225" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-225" type="surname" value="BRETSO"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-225" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BRETSO</persName> </hi>, 35, George Street, Euston Square. On December 9, 1912, I went to 6, Duke's Avenue, and was employed by prisoner as a shorthand writer and typist. I have never written any letter in which a loan was made. I am familiar with letter headings stating that prisoner has agencies in Hamburg, Vienna, New York, Bombay, Buenos Ayres. I never wrote letters to those places or saw any correspondence from them. (Witness identified the handwriting of a number of letters signed by prisoner, herself, and other clerks.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-226" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-226" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-226" type="surname" value="WATT"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-226" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WATT</persName> </hi>, notary public and translator of languages, verified the translation of a large number of letters, circulars, etc., headed "Union Financiére Internationale, London. Managing Director, A. Quenhoven. Special combination promoting the release of loans on simple signature," and setting out that for a small premium of 10, 15 or 20 francs loans of a large amount would be granted for three years and upwards at 4 per cent. interest, signed in various names and demanding small sums of 12.75, 17.50, 19.35 francs, etc., as pre
<lb/>liminary fees; a number of advertisements in French newspapers; also a large number of letters from persons in France forwarding such sums with various testimonials as to character and notarial certificates of the position, etc., of applicants for loans. (The examination of the witness continued over Saturday, February 8.)</p>
<p>(Monday, February 10.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-227" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-227" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-227" type="surname" value="BOWDEN"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-227" type="given" value="JOHN ACTON"/>JOHN ACTON BOWDEN</persName> </hi>, 17, Station Parade, Muswell Hill, draper. On January 16, 1913, I attended an auction at 6, Duke's Avenue, and bought a safe in which I found documents produced which I handed to Sergeant Grosse.</p>
<p>Detective-Sergeant
<persName id="t19130204-name-228" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-228" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-228" type="surname" value="GROSSE"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-228" type="given" value=""/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GROSSE</hi> </persName> produced and identified documents.</p>
<p>Cross-examined. The sale of prisoner's effects was at the instance of the Court. He was fined £100 and costs for carrying on business as a moneylender at an unregistered address.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's statement before the magistrate: "I reserve my defence."</p>
<p>Mr. Wippell submitted there was no jurisdiction in this Court to try the case; it was not an indictment of obtaining money by false pretences but an offence under Section 4 of the Moneylenders Act of a false statement or dishonest concealment of a material fact induc
<lb/>ing a person to borrow or agree to borrow money; no false statement was made in England; advertisements inserted in a French newspaper induced no one in this country; the agreements, if any, were made in France by French people; prisoner ought to be tried in France where the offence (if any) was committed. Further, there was no evidence of fraudulent intent.</p>
<p>The Common Serjeant. I think the offence under Section 4 is com
<lb/>mitted, if at all, where the false statement is made. Prisoner makes it here, although he may also make it in France. This Court has jurisdiction. There is plenty of evidence of intent to defraud.</p>
<p>Verdict,
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<interp inst="t19130204-47-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-47-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty</rs>. The remaining indictments were not proceeded with.</p>
<p>Prisoner was stated to have been seven times convicted in France of similar offences, including sentences of 12, 13, and 15 months, two years and three years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19130204-name-229" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19130204-name-229" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-229" type="surname" value="DYER"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-name-229" type="given" value="SIDNEY REGINALD"/>SIDNEY REGINALD DYER</persName> </hi>, medical officer, Brixton Prison, stated that prisoner was very ill from consumption and quite unfit to undergo penal discipline.</p>
<p>Sentence,
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<interp inst="t19130204-47-punishment-42" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-47-punishment-42" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-47-19130204 t19130204-47-punishment-42"/>Six months' imprisonment</rs>;
<rs id="t19130204-47-punishment-43" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19130204-47-punishment-43" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t19130204-47-punishment-43" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-47-19130204 t19130204-47-punishment-43"/>recommended for expulsion under Aliens Act, 1905.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JUDGE RETOUL</hi>.</p>
<p>(Thursday, February 6.)</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-48-offence-1 t19130204-name-231"/>Frank Lazenby</persName> and stealing therein one chain and other articles, and £2 2s. 6d. in money, of the goods and monies of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19130204-48-offence-1 t19130204-name-232"/>Elizabeth Mackintosh</persName>, one bracelet and £2 in money, the good and monies of
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