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"Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind."
"At the Birmingham Police Court, yesterday-before
Messrs. Harris and J. Lowe - David Robinson , living in Price Street, was
charged with unlawfully wounding Joseph Price, brass-polisher, of the back of
14, Rodway Street, on the 11th May. Mr. Dorsett [instructed by Mr. F. Hooper]
defended. Prosecutor said that on the night named he went to the Castle and
Falcon licensed house, Snow Hill, where he had a drink. There was some
disturbance in the house, and Thomas Jones, the manager, attempted to put him
out. He said that he would leave the place unassisted, but Jones insisted upon
thrusting him out, and struck him in the face, thus treated he ran away, and
went into the private kitchen of the Barrel public house, where he asked to be
allowed to remain. Immediately afterwards there was a rush at the door, and
about a dozen people entered the room. Jones was among them, and again struck
him and knocked him down. While on the ground he was kicked by a number of
persons, and felt something sharp enter his leg. As soon as he could get up he
ran out of the house. He was followed down Snow Hill and again attacked. He
became partly unconscious, and does not remember much more until he found
himself at the hospital. He refused to allow the doctor to sew a wound in his
leg, and would not remain as a patient; but after being attended by a private
medical man up to the 19th May he became an inmate of the General Hospital,
where he was detained until Wednesday. He did not know the prisoner, and did not
remember seeing him on the 11th of May. He had examined the trousers and pants
he was wearing, and had found cuts in them corresponding with the wound on the
right leg. Cross-examined : When he went to the Castle and Falcon he was sober.
Jones asked him if be was going to have another, and he made a remark which did
not seem to please Jones. Helena Fanny Green, manageress of the Barrel public
house, said that she heard a noise in the private kitchen, and on going there
saw a number of men. The prisoner was on the floor, and Jones was striking him.
A man named Hemsley pulled Jones away from Price but, rushing at him again,
Jones said, "Take this, you *******," and struck him with an open knife.
Although she had not seen the prisoner before, she was positive he was the man.
Alfred Allen, postman, also gave evidence. Mr. G. H. Holden, house-surgeon,
General Hospital, said that when Price came to the hospital on the 11th of May
he was under the influence of drink. He had an incised wound on the right
knee-cap about four inches long. When Price returned on the 19th May his leg was
badly inflamed. and he was very ill. Cross-examined : The trousers looked more
like having been torn than cut. The wound might have been caused by a fall. The
defence was reserved, and the prisoner committed to the sessions for trial. Bail
"Stabbing Affray in Snow Hill"
Birmingham Daily Post : June 19th 1891 Page 1.