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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000723-488-offence-1 t19000723-name-161"/>Morris Friedberg</persName>, and stealing 10 double and 30 single sable necklets and other property.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts:</hi> Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Zickel, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for molinski.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-162" type="given" value="ARTHUR LEWIS"/>ARTHUR LEWIS LEVY</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Abrahams & Fried
<lb/>berg, wholesale manufacturing furriers, 4, Golden Lane—on the ground floor is the counting-house and cashier's office, the first floor the stock-room,</p>
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<p>where the best furs are kept; the second floor is the skin-room, and in the third and fourth floors the manufacturing of the skins is done—there are keys to the outer and to the stock-room door—I keep one bunch of keys, the other is kept by Mr. Friedberg, the junior partner—on Saturday, June 2nd, the Saturday before Bank Holiday, Mr. Abrahams and I and one or two others left together about 2.30 p.m.—I locked up the inner and outer doors, and was the last to leave—I came again between 9 and 10 a.m. on June 5th—I found the outer door secure, and unlocked it—on the ground floor the office was broken open, the desk wrenched open, and the door of the first floor open—I sent for a constable, and went with him into the basement—I missed some skins from the skin-room—stock has since been taken—we found that skins worth £2,600 had been taken between Saturday and Tuesday, June 2nd and 5th, and the most valuable of the furs were picked out, which would require a person of experience in the fur trade to judge of—Isaac, the brother of Lewis Abrahams, stores furs of his own in the basement—he arrived on the Saturday between 10 and 10.30, and stopped till 12, when he went out with Thresher, the cashier, to lunch—I saw him come back—he stopped till I closed the premises, about 3.30.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. I was not at the Police-court—I was first spoken to about this case after the first or second hearing at Guildhall—more than 500 articles were taken—all the inside doors were forced.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-163" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi>. I am the partner of Mr. Friedberg as wholesale manufacturing furriers—we have a warehouse at 4, Golden Lane—on leaving on June 2nd the place was properly locked up—on returning the following Tuesday I found doors had been forced and stock taken from the stock-room, value about £2,600—the best furs had been selected, which would require experience—I had a communication sent to the police—in consequence of what they said I gave instructions to my brother Isaac—I went to Molinski's house on the Tuesday, Wed
<lb/>nesday and Thursday—I heard something on June 20th or 22nd, and went with Sergeant Bacon to Blackburn on Friday, June 22nd, and saw Mr. Worswick, a draper, there with Bacon and the Superintendent of Police at Blackburn—the interview was not satisfactory, and I saw him the fol
<lb/>lowing Monday, June 25th—I called a second time on the Saturday after
<lb/>noon, and picked out one sable necklet and five solitaires as my property—I was with Bacon and the Superintendent—during the conversation Bacon went out and got a search warrant—then Worswick produced other furs—I identified the 30 single and 10 double furs produced—their cost price is about £144—I should want £170 for them from a shopkeeper, wholesale—my brother Isaac stores a bag or two of pieces at my ware
<lb/>house—he was there on June 2nd—I saw him from about 10.30 till he went out to lunch, and afterwards till 1.50, when the warehouse was closed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>. This is a list of the articles stolen (
<hi rend="italic">Pro
<lb/>duced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. Isaac keeps pieces in the front part of the basement—he used to have a key when he was in my employment—the</p>
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<p>only way to it is through the warehouse—the
<hi rend="italic">stuff</hi> was stolen from the four different floors—there was no mark of violence on the outside door.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-164" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BACON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). Sergeant Dowse and I had charge of this case—I went with Mr. Abrahams to Blackburn—in consequence of what Mr. Worswick stated I sent a telegram to London to have the prisoners arrested—I made a suggestion, in consequence of which I had a conversation with Isaac Abrahams, who went to Molinski's place of busi
<lb/>ness on the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, by my advice.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-165" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS WORSWICK</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, of 12, 14, and 16, King William Street, Blackburn—I have known the prisoner Zickel about five years—I last saw him with Molinski—they came into my shop together on June 6th—Zickel said, "I met a man in Manchester, and he said, 'We have some nice stuff'"—I said, "What are they?"—he said, "Sables"—I said, "I am not buying" but he asked me to go through them—he showed me some sable necklets in a brown paper parcel tied with string—when the parcel was undone I went through them—I pointed out that they were not so saleable with us, especially with the sable tails, and we should sell them better with the natural boa tails—he asked 65s. for the double, and 45s. 6d. for the single necklets—ultimately I offered 30s. for the double, and 25s. for the single necklets—after a conversation with the other prisoner he accepted—I wrote a cheque at his request to "Solmon," which he spelt for me—Solmon is Molinski—at his request, I endorsed the cheque, as he said he could not write—Molinski took the cheque, and they went out together—I said, "Our bank is just round the corner; I will send my errand boy with you where the bank is; I suppose you have come for cash, and want cash"—they came back, and Zickel said, "Mr. Worswick, I want 5 percent, com
<lb/>mission"—I said, "What are you talking about?"—he asked for £2 12s. 6d.—in the end I gave him 26s. 3d.—I got no bill and no receipt—afterwards a search warrant was obtained by Bacon, and these necklets were identified by Abrahams and another man, and taken away by the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>. I have done business with Zickel for five years as a fur merchant—I did not understand that Solmon was the man from Manchester—I paid Zickel 2 1/2 percent. on £52 10s.—I understood that they were Zickel's goods, and not that he was an agent—I never had an invoice nor a receipt from Zickel, except the cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. The cheque was paid in gold—it is so marked—I had paid Zickel five previous cheques—some were crossed—this one is endorsed "London Trading Bk., Ld."</p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-166" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a fur dealer, of 240, Richmond Road, Dalston—Lewis Abrahams is my brother—I keep my furs in the basement of his warehouse at 4, Golden Lane—on the Tuesday after Bank Holiday, in consequence of what my brother said, I went to Molinski's place of busi
<lb/>ness between 1 and 2 p.m.—the place was locked—I went next day, Wednesday, June 6th—the place was locked—I went again on Thurs
<lb/>day, the 7th, and asked him where he had been—he said he had been away for his holiday somewhere near Littlehampton—I asked him if he had heard of the robbery—he said, "My brother Bert has just been here, and told me about it"—Bert was employed by the prosecutors' firm before</p>
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<p>the robbery—I went back to my brother—I saw Sergeant Bacon—I told them about the conversation—Molinski was employed by my brother some years ago.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. I have known Molinski about five years—I have done business with him up to February or March last—I used to call on him nearly every year—I took goods from him—I did not take him a parcel of 40 necklets on June 2nd to sell at Manchester and Blackburn for me—Miss Hughes is employed by Molinski—I know his landlady—I did not give Molinski 50s. to pay expenses—he did not hand me £52 10s. on the Thursday—I did not give him £5 commission for selling the things—I heard Friedberg ask Bert Molinski if he knew anything of the robbery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was at the warehouse on the Saturday with my brother and Friedberg from about 10.30 till 2.30, when my brother left—I went out with Thresher, the cashier, to lunch—Molinski's place of busi
<lb/>ness ness is in Bridgewater Square, two or three minutes' walk from Golden Lane—he works on furs for others, and is known in the trade as a chamber master.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-167" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Molinski was employed by my firm about four years ago for two or three months as a chamber master—I would not identify the furs till I called in the man who made them up.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-168" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS FRIEDBERG</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with Lewis Abrahams—I was a party to the instructions given to Isaac to find Molinski—I identified the furs as mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. Bert Molinski was employed by us—I did not speak to him in the office about the robbery—I told him to meet me at Old Street Station—that was before Molinski was in custody—I questioned Bert about the robbery, as I did all my work-people—I did not say, "All I want you to do is to open your mouth, and if you do you will have £50, and your brother £50; I know you are not a rich fellow"—we went into a public-house in Old Street—I always treat my people—I asked him if he knew anything about the key, because he often handled my keys—I was with Dowse when Molinski was arrested—I know Jacob, the dresser, of 64, Nelson Street, Talbot Street, Commercial Street—he came to see me in reply to my telegram of June 5th—I took him into the basement and asked him, "What is Molinski doing?"—he said, "Molinski is a wrong '
<hi rend="italic">un;</hi> he has done nothing for the past few years"—I did not offer him £100 to tell me if he knew anything about the robbery—money was not mentioned—I did not say I would give Molinski £500—Jacob said if I dare go to Molinaki's place he would stick a knife in me—I sent him another telegram on June 27th—he called upon me for work occasionally—he did not say in the presence of a boy called Thomas and my man Levy, "What do you mean by sending a telegram to make me say this man knows something about the robbery, when I know nothing about the robbery?"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did my best to find out who it was, and questioned my work-people—I offered no bribe to say that Molinski robbed me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-169" type="given" value="HARRY GEORGE"/>HARRY GEORGE THRESHER</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to the prosecutors—I saw Isaac Abrahams on the premises at 11 a.m.—shortly after I went to the bank—he was there when I came back—I went to lunch with him at</p>
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<p>only way to it is through the warehouse—the
<hi rend="italic">stuff</hi> was stolen from the four different floors—there was no mark of violence on the outside door.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-170" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BACON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). Sergeant Dowse and I had charge of this case—I went with Mr. Abrahams to Blackburn—in consequence of what Mr. Worswick stated I sent a telegram to London to have the prisoners arrested—I made a suggestion, in consequence of which I had a conversation with Isaac Abrahams, who went to Molinski's place of busi
<lb/>ness on the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, by my advice.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-171" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS WORSWICK</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, of 12, 14, and 16, King William Street, Blackburn—I have known the prisoner Zickel about five years—I last saw him with Molinski—they came into my shop together on June 6th—Zickel said, "I met a man in Manchester, and he said, 'We have some nice stuff'"—I said, "What are they?"—he said, "Sables"—I said, "I am not buying" but he asked me to go through them—he showed me some sable necklets in a brown paper parcel tied with string—when the parcel was undone I went through them—I pointed out that they were not so saleable with us, especially with the sable tails, and we should sell them better with the natural boa tails—he asked 65s. for the double, and 45s. 6d. for the single necklets—ultimately I offered 30s. for the double, and 25s. for the single necklets—after a conversation with the other prisoner he accepted—I wrote a cheque at his request to "Solmon," which he spelt for me—Solmon is Molinski—at his request, I endorsed the cheque, as he said he could not write—Molinski took the cheque, and they went out together—I said, "Our bank is just round the corner; I will send my errand boy with you where the bank is; I suppose you have come for cash, and want cash"—they came back, and Zickel said, "Mr. Worswick, I want 5 percent, com
<lb/>mission"—I said, "What are you talking about?"—he asked for £2 12s. 6d.—in the end I gave him 26s. 3d.—I got no bill and no receipt—afterwards a search warrant was obtained by Bacon, and these necklets were identified by Abrahams and another man, and taken away by the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>. I have done business with Zickel for five years as a fur merchant—I did not understand that Solmon was the man from Manchester—I paid Zickel 2 1/2 per cent. on £52 10s.—I understood that they were Zickel's goods, and not that he was an agent—I never had an invoice nor a receipt from Zickel, except the cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. The cheque was paid in gold—it is so marked—I had paid Zickel five previous cheques—some were crossed—this one is endorsed "London Trading Bk., Ld."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-172" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a fur dealer, of 240, Richmond Road, Dalston—Lewis Abrahams is my brother—I keep my furs in the basement of his warehouse at 4, Golden Lane—on the Tuesday after Bank Holiday, in consequence of what my brother said, I went to Molinski's place of busi
<lb/>ness between 1 and 2 p.m.—the place was locked—I went next day, Wednesday, June 6th—the place was locked—I went again on Thurs
<lb/>day, the 7th, and asked him where he had been—he said he had been away for his holiday somewhere near. Littlehampton—I asked him if he had heard of the robbery—he said, "My brother Bert has just been here, and told me about it"—Bert was employed by the prosecutors' firm before</p>
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<p>the robbery—I went back to my brother—I saw Sergeant Bacon—I told them about the conversation—Molinski was employed by my brother some years ago.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. I have known Molinski about five years—I have done business with him up to February or March last—I used to call on him nearly every year—I took goods from him—I did not take him a parcel of 40 necklets on June 2nd to sell at Manchester and Blackburn for me—Miss Hughes is employed by Molinski—I know his landlady—I did not give Molinski 50s. to pay expenses—he did not hand me £52 10s. on the Thursday—I did not give him £5 commission for selling the things—I heard Friedberg ask Bert Molinski if he knew anything of the robbery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was at the warehouse on the Saturday with my brother and Friedberg from about 10.30 till 2.30, when my brother left—I went out with Thresher, the cashier, to lunch—Molinski's place of busi
<lb/>ness ness is in Bridgewater Square, two or three minutes' walk from Golden Lane—he works on furs for others, and is known in the trade as a chamber master.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000723-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000723-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-173" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Molinski was employed by my firm about four years ago for two or three months as a chamber master—I would not identify the furs till I called in the man who made them up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000723-name-174" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-174" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS FRIEDBERG</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with Lewis Abrahams—I was a party to the instructions given to Isaac to find Molinski—I identified the furs as mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. Bert Molinski was employed by us—I did not speak to him in the office about the robbery—I told him to meet me at Old Street Station—that was before Molinski was in custody—I questioned Bert about the robbery, as I did all my work-people—I did not say, "All I want you to do is to open your mouth, and if you do you will have £50, and your brother £50; I know you are not a rich fellow"—we went into a public-house in Old Street—I always treat my people—I asked him if he knew anything about the key, because he often handled my keys—I was with Dowse when Molinski was arrested—I know Jacob, the dresser, of 64, Nelson Street, Talbot Street, Commercial Street—he came to see me in reply to my telegram of June 5th—I took him into the basement and asked him, "What is Molinski doing?"—he said, "Molinski is a wrong '
<hi rend="italic">un;</hi> he has done nothing for the past few years"—I did not offer him £100 to tell me if he knew anything about the robbery—money was not mentioned—I did not say I would give Molinski £500—Jacob said if I dare go to Molinski's place he would stick a knife in me—I sent him another telegram on June 27th—he called upon me for work occasionally—he did not say in the presence of a boy called Thomas and my man Levy, "What do you mean by sending a telegram to make me say this man knows something about the robbery, when I know nothing about the robbery?"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did my best to find out who it was, and questioned my work-people—I offered no bribe to say that Molinski robbed me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-175" type="given" value="HARRY GEORGE"/>HARRY GEORGE THRESHER</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to the prosecutors—I saw Isaac Abrahams on the premises at 11 a.m.—shortly after I went to the bank—he was there when I came back—I went to lunch with him at</p>
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<p>12.15—we returned to the premises, and he was there till the premises were closed, about 2.30, when we left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. Isaac was only standing about the place, passing his time—I was first spoken to about the robbery about a month afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-176" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DAVIES</persName> </hi>. I am parcel clerk at the Left Luggage Office of the North Western Railway, Manchester—I live at Stockport—on June 5th I joined the train at 5.40, and arrived at Manchester at 5.50—it was timed to leave London at midnight—I know Zickel as Zickel from his coming frequently to the Left Luggage Office at the London Road for three or four years—I saw him in a third class compartment with Molinski—Zickel sat with his face to the engine, and Molinski opposite—I got into the next compartment—I saw Zickel come out of the compartment as I passed it at the London Road station of the North Western Railway at Manchester, to go to the Left Luggage Office to resume my duties—both came to the office immediately—Zickel said that he wanted to leave a bundle—he said to Molinski, "Book this in your name," and it was booked in the name of Slowman—he also left his coat in the name of Zickel—the bundle was taken out about two hours later, about 7.30 or 8 a.m.—the coat was taken out the following day by the day porter—I identified Molinski before the hearing at Guildhall.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-177" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SHEFFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Wheatsheaf Hotel, High Street, Manchester—on Tuesday, June 5th, at about 7.30 a.m., the prisoners engaged a stock-room to show their goods for sale—they went away and returned with a canvas bag—they asked if I could get a hand-cart and man—I said not at that time in the morning, but they could get a cab, and they hired a cab—I assisted to take the canvas bag upstairs in the stock-room—it remained till 4 or 5 p.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-178" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BRETT</persName> </hi>. I was head boots at the White Bear, Manchester, on June 5th—the prisoners came about 9.30 a.m.—I knew Zickel—he said "Good morning," and I asked him if he wanted a stock-room—he said "No," and that his friend had one at the Wheatsheaf which he could use—when they booked two bedrooms Zickel gave his friend's name as Slowman—Zickel has had a stock-room occasionally—he left a parcel with me on Tuesday morning to take care of till he returned—it was 2 1/2 ft. long, soft, and tied in brown paper with string—I knew he dealt in furs—when I came at 9.30 on Wednesday morning they had gone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>. I made no note—I am trusting to memory—our stock-rooms have been turned into drinking-rooms.</p>
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<persName id="t19000723-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000723-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-179" type="given" value="THOMAS ROBINSON"/>THOMAS ROBINSON BURGESS</persName> </hi>. I am a mantle manufacturer at Union Street, Church Street, Manchester—on Tuesday, June 5th, I met Zickel in Manchester—I had known him some time—he asked me to come and see a lot of stuff that another man had, belonging to a man about to fail, and I could have a bargain, but if I bought I must give him 5 percent, on the price paid—I made an appointment, and about 10 a.m. I went to the Wheatsheaf Hotel—I was shown some furs in a stock-room by the prisoners, some sable and martin necklets and muffs—they offered one lot of sable muffs at 40s., and another at 25s.—they appeared to be of good quality, and numbered between 80 and 100—I did not buy because Zickel said they were not his goods—I thought they were considerably</p>
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<p>below present prices—I am a manufacturer of mantles, but I buy furs, and retail them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>. I have dealt with Zickel five or six years—he has borne a good character—he has always sold to me as principal, and has given me an invoice and a receipt.</p>
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<persName id="t19000723-name-180" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-180" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WATSON</persName> </hi>. I Live at 24, Bachold Mount, Manchester—I know Zickel—I saw him on June 5th at the White Bear Hotel—I took for him a large canvas bag and parcel from the Wheatsheaf Hotel to Victoria Station for Blackburn—I left them in No. 5 platform cloak
<lb/>room, and took a ticket in the name of Slowman—Zickel told me another man was with him—Zickel or the other man gave me 1s.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>. I had been employed by Zickel before—I have known him about five years as Zickel—this was about 5 o'clock.</p>
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<persName id="t19000723-name-181" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-181" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the arrival cloak-room at Euston—on June 6th, between 8.30 p.m. and 11 p.m., I took in a canvas bundle deposited there in the name of Zickel—one end exposed fur tails—it was taken away the next day.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-182" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DOWSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On June 26th, with two officers and Friedberg I went to No. 9, Philpot Street, Commercial Road—I said to Zickel, "We are police officers, and are making some inquiries respecting a quantity of furs stolen from No. 4, Golden Lane, between June 2nd and 5th"—he said, "All right, come in; you won't find them here"—we searched the rooms and found nothing relating to the charge—I said that from inquiries I had made and information received he and another man named Slowman had been disposing of goods in Manchester and Black
<lb/>burn he said, "That you will have to prove"—he was taken to Moor Lane Police-station and detained—the same afternoon I went, to 5, Bridgewater Street, Bridgewater Square, Barbican, where Molinski occupies a front room on the first floor at 5s. or 6s. a week—I said, "Is your name Molinski?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "A gentleman wishes to speak to you downstairs"—he came down, and Mr. Friedberg said, "I will give this man into custody"—I accompanied him upstairs to the first floor again and told him that inquiries had been made, and I had reason to believe the goods had been stolen from 4, Golden Lane, between June 2nd and 5th—he appeared upset, and had a knife with an open blade—I called assistance—he appeared to be coming
<hi rend="italic">for me</hi>—I said, "Put your coat on"—he said, "Not me"—he was taken to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>. I said before the Magistrate that Zickel said, "No; you can search my place"—I took no note.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. Molinski was working at the board with the knife—he looked seriously at me—I have seen Bert Molinski during my inquiries—we did not have a conversation about his having the keys—Miss Hughes called on me a few days after the arrest—she said she had been away on a holiday—she made a statement to me in the presence of other officers about June 30th—it was taken down and signed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Zickel, in his defence, on oath, said that he met Molinski, whom he knew, at Manchester on his journey to sell muffs, etc., and at his request sold his stuff, not knowing that it was stolen. He received a good character</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Molinski, in his defence, on oath, said that Isaac Abrahams asked him to dispose of the goods for him, which he did for £52 10s.; this he handed to Isaac in gold, and received £5 commission and 50s. expenses; and as he was only a chamber master, to prevent his being discharged, he gave the name of Slowman on depositing the goods.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t19000723-name-183" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-183" type="given" value="MINNIE"/>MINNIE HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I live at 32, Old Road, Rotherhithe—I am a fur machinist, employed by Molinski—I have known Isaac Abrahams for some time—on Saturday, June 2nd, he came to Molinski's place between 12 and 1 with goods in a brown paper parcel, which he asked Molinski to sell for him in Manchester—the parcel was opened, and I saw 30 single sable necklets and 10 double collarettes—Molinski said, "I can
<lb/>not go; I have no money"—Isaac said, "I will give you 50
<hi rend="italic">bob</hi>"—I saw 50s. pass—I next saw Molinski the following Thursday, when I over
<lb/>heard Isaac ask him how he had enjoyed his holiday—he said, "Pretty fair," and then passed Isaac a lot of gold—Isaac said, "Hero is £5 for your trouble"—they spoke a few words in their own language, and Isaac went away—I went for a holiday on Tuesday, June 26th, and returned on Friday, June 29th—I have not been to business since, because Molinski was taken away—Mrs. Molinski told me the charge—I went to Hollo
<lb/>way, and then to the Police-station, and made a statement, which I signed, and handed to the officer in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in Molinski's employment over four years—he told me not to come back to work till the Thursday—on the Thursday Isaac came and asked Molinski if he had heard of the robbery—Molinski said, "Yes; my brother has just been up and told me"—I did not count the necklets, but I heard the number mentioned, and some of the conversation, and saw the goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-184" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BUDGING</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of 5, Bridgewater Street, Barbican—I let my front room, first floor, to Molinski—he has been there about three years, and a-half—on Saturday, June 2nd, Isaac Abrahams came between 12 and 1 o'clock—he had a paper parcel in my passage as I was coming up the kitchen stairs.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I remember June 2nd because I had a lady friend, and I can easily remember Bank Holiday—I have seen Isaac before, but not often.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Evidence in Reply.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-185" type="given" value="THOMAS ROBINSON"/>THOMAS ROBINSON BURGESS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have no doubt I saw sable muffs in the stock-room, and necklets, but no Persian lamb muffs.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000723-name-186" type="given" value="ARTHUR LEWIS"/>ARTHUR LEWIS LEVY</persName> </hi>. We have recovered some of the goods—between 80 and 90 sable muffs were missing—some muffs have been recovered on another charge from Fishman—the goods were safe when we left the premises on Saturday, June 2nd—I covered them up about 2.20 p.m.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </rs>
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