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[FROM THE HERALD'S SPECIAL WIRE.] LONDON, March 21. – The police's determination to stop stock trading on Throgmorton Street excited the city yesterday, as have been the operations of external brokers under the supervision and control of the police force to date.
Guildhall was therefore full of realtors and their friends yesterday when the four men who, as mentioned in the HERALD, were arrested the night before were brought before Alderman Phillips.
Two of them, Mr. Arthur McBrair from Greenwich and Mr. Alfred Hicks from Bromley, were accused of being drunk and untidy, which caused a stir in court. and the others, Mr. Frank Saunderson from Bedford Park, and Mr. Alfred Silverston because they were messy and attacked the police.
Sergeant Ballard said there was a large number of stockbrokers present on Throgmorton Street at six o'clock on Tuesday evening. They screamed and he asked them to get on the wagon path. Mr. McBrair, who was drunk, refused to leave the footpath and dropped him three times.
When asked by the city council, the sergeant replied:
"He had enough to drink to affect his judgment."
The case dismissed.
After confirming evidence, the city council considered that the accusation of drunkenness had not been proven and therefore said that the matter should be dismissed.
Mr. Hicks pleaded guilty to a technical obstacle. Police officer Matthews said he had been violently beaten, and police officer Edwards said when he brought Mr. McBrair to the station, Mr. Saunderson grabbed his shoulder and said, "Let him go, you bastard!"
The officer said he had to fight very hard to hold Mr. McBrair. Witnesses were called on behalf of the accused who said thousands of people were being pushed around. A witness said he saw Sergeant Ballard hit Mr. Saunderson in the face. The police hit right and left because they just lost their heads.
Alderman Phillips dismissed the case against Mr. Hicks and Mr. McBrair and fined Mr. Silverston £ 10 and Mr. Saunderson £ 5.
MORE EXCITEMENT LAST EVENING.
This settled the law enforcement matter, but the evening scene on Throgmorton Street was the most lively. About fifty police officers walked the streets under the supervision of inspectors, concentrating their efforts to keep the sidewalk clear.
The crowd in the evening, due to the presence of roughs, which gathered quickly as usual, due to further unrest, had a completely different character than the ordinary.
Throgmorton Street was blocked and the excitement of the crowd was so great that traffic had to be diverted to Bartholomew Street.
– The New York Herald, European Edition, March 21, 1895.