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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHALLIS, MAYOR. THIRD SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. The
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FARNCOMB</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">AUGUSTUS WYNN</hi> </persName> were indicted for
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530103-154-offence-1 t18530103-name-3"/>Edward Howell</persName>, by false pretences; 2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, for conspiracy.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. REED</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-4" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HOWELL</persName> </hi>. A short time ago I was living at the Golden Horse public house—I took that house through an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Advertiser</hi>—in consequence of the advertisement I called on the defendant Wynn—I told him I had seen and advertisement in the paper of a public house called the Red Lion, in Great Wild-street, and it stated that the man was going to Australia or something of that sort—he gave me a ticket to go and view it—I went and saw it—he also gave me a ticket to see the Golden Horse at the same time—I saw the Red Lion first—I went over it, but did not like the character of the house, and declined to take it—I then called at the Golden Horse, in Theobald's-road—I have not got the ticket he gave me to view it—I destroyed it—I destroyed it—the ticket was to the effect that the Golden Horse was to be let, rent and taxes included, at 45
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; and doing 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per month—Mrs. Paxton showed me over the house; I liked the appearance of it—I saw Mr. Wynn again the following morning, at his office, 7, Sidney-street, City-road; it is a small broker's office, like the generality of brokers' office—I agreed to take possession on the following Thursday—I think it must have been the 29th Aug. that I saw him again at his office; it was either the 28th or 29th, I am not certain which—I told him that I preferred the Golden Horse of the two; he said it was a very nice little house, and he had no doubt a man could do very well there—he accompanied me down, and saw Mr. and Mrs. Paxton—Mr. Wynn introduced me, saying he thought he had brought a purchaser, and accordingly I went in—Paxton said there was a lease—I do not know exactly what passed between Paxton and myself on that occasion, but it was very trifling; he did not seem to be the person that looked to the business; his wife seemed</p>
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<p>to be the business part altogether—I did not go over the house again, I was satisfied—in going down, Wynn told me that if I liked he could get me the house for 155
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was asked 165
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the first place, and I thought it was very cheap, and was going to give that sum for it—I made no deposit at Paxton's house; that was at my own apartment, on the same day—we agreed there, and I agreed to take possession on the following Thursday—Wynn was with me when I paid the deposit—my wife was also present—Wynn acted as my broker, and as Paxton's too—when I paid him the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. deposit I told him I would prefer my own broker—he said there was no occasion for employing another broker, as it was purchased by the lump—he made out that he could do the business for both of us, and that would make the thing more reasonable—therefore as I thought he was a respectable man I
<hi rend="italic">gave in</hi> directly that he was to do it—the purchase was to be settled on 2nd Sept., the Thursday, at the Golden Horse, when I took possession—I went there on the Thursday, took my goods, and took possession—Mr. Young, a collector at Messrs. Gardner's brewery, and Mr. Shand, a collector at Messrs. Curtis' distillery, were present—Mr. Wynn and Mr. Paxton were there, and the gauger to gauge the spirits, whose name I forget—he was to gauge the spirits for both of us—Mr. Young was there gauging the beer, and Mr. Shand, the distiller's clerk, was there seeing to the stock, because they took to the stock; it was to remain on the premises for me; it was what is termed a transfer—all the goods on the premises belong to the brewer or the distiller, and they transfer it from one person to the other; that is the custom of the trade—this is the account that was made out by Wynn—(
<hi rend="italic">this being read stated the items of the purchase, and the deduction for the stock, making the balance payable by the prosecutor to Paxton of</hi> 95
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.)—there is an item of 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd, which I paid to Wynn for the brokerage—I got this paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Paxton, at the Golden Horse—it was given me along with that which is called the lease—it was to certify that the lease was all right, and that Paxton had paid 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; it is a receipt—when Wynn gave it me he said, "This is the receipt for the making up of the lease"—he said Paxton had paid for it, and that was the receipt (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>—"Received this 15th March, 1852, of Mr. John Paxton, 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., being charges in respect of the lease of the Golden Horse public house, Theobald's-road, Bloomsbury, granted by the executors of the late Mr. Howe to Mr. Rosson.
<hi rend="italic">Signed</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. W. ILIFF</hi>, for
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. DREW</hi>")—I think Mrs. Paxton took the lease out of a drawer, and said, "This is the lease," and Wynn said, "Oh, yes, sir, this is the lease, shall I read it for you? or you can read it yourself if you like"—I am not a very clever reader of writing, so I told Mr. Wynn I should trust entirely to his honour and respectability to read it for me, and he read it, but I find there is a clause in it that he never read to me—I attended to it as he read it over; he read it aloud, part of it very loud—here is a proviso at the bottom of this page, "Provided also, and it is hereby agreed and declared, that it shall be lawful for either of the parties hereto, or his or their representatives, to determine the term hereby granted at Christmas-day, 1852, or upon Christmas-day in any subsequent year thereof, by giving to the other party a notice of his or their intention, such notice to be given on or before the Midsummer-day next preceding the intended determination, to be given to the said executors, or left for them at their respective usual or last known places of abode"—a part of that was read over to me, but not all—I remember that part about notice to be given on or before the Midsummer-day next preceding the day of the intended determination, but that part about giving up possession at Christmas, 1852, was not mentioned; nothing whatever was read about</p>
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<p>Christmas—I was not told by either of them that any notice had been given to determine the tenancy at Christmas, 1852, or else of course I should not have taken it—I was not told by either of them, at any time, that notice to quit at Christmas had been given—I paid the balance according to their statement, and took possession of the premises—this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was given me by Wynn, as an inventory of the goods there—about two months after this two gentlemen called on me respecting my quitting the premises—I do not know who they were—they came respecting the house and yard; it appears that the place was put up by auction—they told me they were in treaty for the house—in consequence of what they said I went to Wynn, and told him that there had been a party from him looking at the house, and one was a lawyer's clerk, who came to see his friend righted—I told Wynn it appeared the lease was a complete failure, and that I was liable to be turned out at a moment's notice; that the lawyer's clerk who read it told me I had no more right behind the bar than he had, and that I was to quit at Christmas—he said I had no right to have shown the lease till I had got a deposit—Wynn was negotiating for me—I told him the business did not suit me, I wanted to sell it—I showed the parties who came for the lease, and they found out the clause that was in the lease, and told me of it—one week I took 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the house, and I have taken as low as 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I wanted to dispose of it, because I should have soon been in the workhouse; it did not produce 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month, it did not produce more than 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week—about a month before Christmas Mr. Linder, the executor, called and asked me if I was ready to quit at Christmas—I do not think I saw Wynn after that—I saw Paxton two or three days after Mr. Linder called on me—I found him at a public house at the comer of Robert-street, Little James-street; he was smoking his pipe: it was at night, after he had done work (I had called the evening before that, and seen him at his own house)—I asked him to come out, and to come to the door, that I wanted to speak to him, and I told him that Mr. Linder said I must leave at Christmas, and that a person of the name of Holmer, a wheelwright, had bought the property, and paid a deposit of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on it, and he had taken possession of the yard, but of course he could not take possession of the house till I was out of it—I asked him if he would come to any arrangement, that it was hard for me to lose all—he told me he had no money—I asked him what had become of all the money I had paid him—he said he had paid it away, that he had borrowed 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. when he went into the house, and during the time he was in it, he had managed to pay it back, out of the profits, I understood him; and about two or three minutes after he told me he had lost 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in it—I told him if he did not come to some arrangement I should take proceedings against him—he told me that he was taken in; he was sorry to see me there, of course, but he would not come to any terms with me, and when I said I should take proceedings against him he smiled, and said, "Well, I might do the best I could," or something of that sort—I think he said he had borrowed the money of his mother—I told him he had had notice to quit in June, and he ought to have told me that—he said he did not take any notice of the notice—he mentioned something about the lease after I had spoken to him about the notice that he had had—he said, "What a rascally thing that lease was"—that was all he said—I have had two brokers to value the things in the inventory.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you give instructions to the brokers to value?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When I found I was obliged to leave, about a fortnight ago—Paxton told me that Mr. Knight had said he was not to take any notice of the notice—Mr. Knight is the executor of the owner—I think</p>
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<p>he said he had paid 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more for the place than I did—I was a publican before I took these premises, and had been so three or four years—the part of the clause of the lease that I remember Wynn's reading to me, was about the notice to be given on or before the Midsummer day preceding the day of the intended determination of the term, and the notice to be left at the executor's last known place of abode—nothing was read about Christmas day, that was left out entirely—that I swear—after the lease was read by Wynn it was put down on the table—I had signed an agreement which Wynn made out before that, which my lawyer has—I forget exactly whether it was signed before or after the lease was read—it was given to Paxton—I believe Paxton paid for it—it was signed the same evening, 28th August, I think—as far as I remember, it was after Wynn had read the lease out—I have had the paper called the lease ever since—I do not know whether Mr. Knight is here to-day, I have not brought him—I heard from Paxton that Knight had told him he was to take no notice of the notice, and I went to Mr. Knight, and asked him—he lives in Carnaby-market—Mr. Holmer told me he gave 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the premises, for the lease of the lot, and that he paid 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. deposit on it—I am not able to say how much of the stock I had consumed from 28th August to 2nd December—I went to my lawyer about this as soon as I found I was in
<hi rend="italic">fix</hi>—that was about three weeks ago—the lawyer went to a Magistrate—I have not been before a Magistrate; I come here to tell my story for the first time, to-day—I was not generally in the habit of getting drunk in this house—publicans are liable to it, now and then—I did not get so every day; I do not suppose I was drunk above three or four times while I was there—I have been a little inebriated, but not to say drunk—that was not every day—I really cannot say how often I have been drunk or inebriated since I have had these premises—I did not take any notice of it, I do not put down day and date for such a thing as that—I have seen Mr. Knight on this subject—I saw him last about eight or ten days ago, and I saw him about three weeks ago, and spoke to him about Paxton's notice—I have not seen him very often, I dare say I have seen him four or five times during the time I was in the house, not more—Paxton
<hi rend="italic">showed</hi> nothing in the business; he did not tell me he had been a carpenter at Cubitt's—I have since learned that he was for years a carpenter at Cubitt's—I have not had to say a right offer made to me for the house when the lawyer's clerk came; I had an offer of 108
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it, after I found out that I was to quit at Christmas, and I told the man I could not let it—I did not tell him I
<hi rend="italic">would</hi> not, I told him I
<hi rend="italic">should</hi> not let it; I could not, it was out of my power—he made me an offer of 105
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. through his broker—I told him I could not take it; he came the following day himself, and I mentioned the transaction to him, and said, "Why, I have been taken in in this house, and it won't do, and I shan't, or can't, let it"—I swear that was all I told him—that conversation was since Mr. Linder the executor called on me—I found out in less than a fortnight that the business did not answer—I advertised it about three months ago, but not since—the broker advertised it in November, I do not remember its being advertised in December—I do not remember authorizing the broker to advertise it in December, I might have done so, but I do not think it was in December—I certainly did not advertise it after I had seen Mr. Linder; I swear that—I did not give anybody else authority to advertise it—I spoke to Paxton about the lease soon after I was there; I spoke to him about the trade and about the lease; not to complain of the notice in the lease, but to complain of the trade—I said what a pity it was that with such a good lease to the house the trade was so bad; the lease was then in my cupboard</p>
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<p>I had not read it, and I did not then refer to it—I never read it all over till after this lawyer's clerk read it, and found cut this clause—I have taken it up to read over and over again, and somebody has come in, and I have thrown it down, I never finished it—it must have been early in November that the lawyer's clerk came—I did not to my knowledge advertise it on 25th Nov.—I cannot swear it was not done with my authority; I do not believe it was advertised on my authority—it must have been in the early part of November that the broker advertised it—I will not swear it was not past the middle of November—I paid the money on Thursday, 2nd Sept., I signed the agreement on 28th August.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where was Wynn's shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No. 4, Sidney-street; I had known him before—I called on him about four years ago, when he was a broker in the New-road—he never did any business for me before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. REED</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that Paxton told you that Mr. Knight had said, "Take no notice of the notice?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did; I afterwards saw Mr. Knight, and after that I saw Paxton; I did not tell him what Mr. Knight had told me—the brokers valued the whole of the property I had received of Paxton—the spirits that were there were all paid for—that was not in the 155
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the spirits were taken by our distiller, transferred from Paxton over to me, and the beer the same by the brewer—the beer and spirits were not included in the 155
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—before I paid the money Mr. Paxton showed me the brewer's book, and the distiller's book—I afterwards wished to dispose of the business because I could not get support in it; I could not get my salt at it, it was the most miserable place for business a man ever put his toe in—Paxton represented that the business was from 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week, never less than 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the first week I was in it I only took about 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and that was the reason I wished to get rid of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-5" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Drew; they are solicitors for Mr. Linder and Mr. Knight—I was directed by Messrs. Drew to leave a notice, of which this is a copy (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was that after you had conveyed these premises to Paxton?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know anything about that—I know nothing about the money paid by Paxton for the lease—this paper (
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-6" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOLMER</persName> </hi>. I am a wheelwright. On 1st Dec, 1852, I purchased the inn called the Golden Horse, and other premises—I was to have possession on Christmas-day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you take them by any engagement in writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had a memorandum for the deposit—the agreement was a verbal one—I had no written engagement—I bought the premises of Mr. Linder.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How much did you agree to give?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., that was for a lease of the public-house and private house; there was a lease of sixteen and a half years from the freeholder—the parties will not let me have the house, they want me to have my deposit back again—I paid the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Mr. Linder; it has not been repaid me—I have not had the house, because the executors could not agree—I never was in possession.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and valued the goods in it—the sum I arrived at is 43
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., supposing them to be sold by public auction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where are your offices?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Ferdinand-terrace, Hampstead-road; I am a licensed broker.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOWELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you subpœnaed Mr. Knight to come here to-day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he is here—I do not know whether my attorney subpœnaed him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received good characters.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PAXTON</hi> Aged.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WYNN</hi>. Aged 48.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-155-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, embezzling 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>,
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<interp inst="t18530103-155-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>98
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>,
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<interp inst="t18530103-155-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 27
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530103-155-offence-3 t18530103-name-9"/>Henry Lee</persName>, his master: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-155-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 36.</p>
<hi rend="italic">At the request of
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi> for the prosecution,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-155-18530103 t18530103-155-punishment-2"/>Judgment was respited till the next Session.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FARNCOMB</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-14" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WESCOMBE</persName> </hi>. I live at Edmonton—the prisoner was in my service. On 15th Nov. he went with me in my cart to London—when we were coming from Edmonton I lent him a great coat—I said, "Put this on; it will keep you dry"—he put it on, and when we got to the County Court he said he wanted to go out for a necessary purpose—he went out with the coat on, and I never saw him again till the officer took him, which, I think, was three weeks or more afterwards—he had been in regular work for me, assisting the potman, and doing what he could about the house, and acting as ostler—I should have thought he would have been the last man in the world to have done such a thing—I have not seen my coat since—he says he sold it in Petticoat-lane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You told me to put it on?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, to keep you warm and dry.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-15" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHADWICK</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He thought I was coming to receive money, and when he found I had none he turned against me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-16" type="surname" value="WESCOMBE"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-16" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WESCOMBE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> No, I did not—he had a good character before—this is the first thing I know against him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the goods of Frederick Barnes.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-18" type="given" value="WILLIAM ALLUNT"/>WILLIAM ALLUNT LAW</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Frederick Barnes; he is an ironmonger. On 21st Dec.; about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner at the counter, purchasing some percussion caps—I was not serving him, I was about sixteen feet from him—while I was away from the counter, I saw him put some parcels of knives into his pocket—they were in parcels, on an iron chest, behind him—I went to the invoice to see how many were missing—I went to the prisoner, and told him he had some of our knives—he took one parcel out of his pocket, put it on the counter, and said, "Here are your knives"—he then ran off—I followed him, and as he ran he dropped one parcel in the road—the policeman took him—I took the parcel which he dropped in the road to the station—I did not lose sight of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you known him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I had seen him in the shop about a week before, and I believe he purchased a gun about twelve months before—he follows fairs, and keeps a target for persons to shoot at—the value of the knives was about 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this is the parcel I picked up in the road—it is the property of my master—this is worth about 36
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—there was one more parcel found in his pocket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here stated that he could not resist the evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, A</hi> 337). On 18th Dec., at twenty minutes before 6 o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner come out of Richmond mews into Parliament-street—he had this coachman's box coat with him, and these five whips—he came towards me; and asked me what time it was—I told him it wanted twenty minutes to 6 o'clock—he said, "I am afr Ald I shall be too late for the rail," and he hastened off—I went into the Mews, and tried the doors—I found the coach house door of Sir Charles Merrick Burrell open—I had seen it about a quarter of an hour previous—it had the padlock on then, and it was locked—I had had the padlock in my hand—when I saw the door open the padlock was gone—I called the coachman, and after speaking to him I went and overtook the prisoner at Charing-cross, walking very fast—I asked him where he got the coat and whips—he said he came from over the water, and they belonged to his master—I told him he must come back with me—he let the coat drop—I told him not to drop it—he threw it down, and said, "B—r the coat; carry it yourself"—I took him to the station, and found on him a black linen bag, a knife, a small looking glass, and 1 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he threw the whips down, and I took them up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I walked civilly with you; but you held my collar so tightly I could scarcely breathe; then I threw them down.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>, I had hold of your collar, not your handkerchief.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-23" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LAKER</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 5, Richmond-mews, and am coachman to Sir Charles Merrick Burrell—that stable and coach house are his property—there is a road from the stable to the house, in Richmond-buildings—you go over the leads—you cannot go from the house to the stable and coach house without going into the open air—I sleep over the coach house—the door of the coach house had not been open for four or five days, because a carriage stood there—I know it was locked that morning, because I heard the police</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> When I was in the Mews I had been out of employ for four or five days; I have a wife and two children; I saw the door was open; I went in, and the things tempted me, and I stole them; I am a tailor by trade.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of stealing only.</hi> </rs> Aged 27.—
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-26" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE JONES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Jones; we live at Uxbridge Moor—my husband rents the house; he is a grocer and baker. On Christmas-day, between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon, I and my husband left the house—it was fastened up, and no one was in it—the windows were fast, and the door—I returned about 9 o'clock—I found our casement window open—it had been fastened with a little bolt—I had lost some tobacco out of a jar, and some coppers out of the till—I thought there was about 2
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-27" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WOODLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Woodley. On Christmas night, in consequence of what was told me, I was watching in front of Mrs. Jones's door, about 8 o'clock—I heard some one coming from the back, and when I looked I saw the prisoner coming from the back of the premises—I knew him—he said to me, "Halloo! Mrs. Woodley"—he went to a beer house—I followed him there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-28" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WOODLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at Uxbridge Moor, and keep a beershop. On Christmas evening somebody told me something, and I went to Jones's house—I heard some one in the shop, and either the till going or the scales, I could not exactly tell what it was—I tried the door, and it was fastened—I went to the back of the premises, and heard some one run up the garden and out the back way—I did not see any person—I went to the beershop, and the prisoner was there—I knew him before—I kept him there, and sent for Jones—I accused the prisoner of having been in Jones's house—he said he had not—I told him I had strong suspicion that he had, and I should detain him till Jones came—I had a ladder on my back premises half an hour before, and after I heard what my sister said the ladder was gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-29" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BARRETT</persName> </hi>. I live at Uxbridge Moor. On Christmas night, about 8 o'clock, I was coming along—I saw the prisoner come the back way out of Jones's house; he went to Woodley's beershop—I went to the back of the premises with the policeman, and found the mark of a ladder against the wall towards the window; it leaned against the wall close under the window, and there were footsteps—the policeman went and fetched the prisoner out of the beerhouse; he took his shoe off, and scraped the dirt from it, and put it down by the side of the marks—it was exactly alike in the nails, and we measured the length of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-30" type="surname" value="TOMLINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-30" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD TOMLINSON</persName> </hi>. I live at Uxbridge Moor. I heard of this robbery, and I went to a dunghill near to where the prisoner lives, behind Woodley's—I found some tobacco and some halfpence in the dunghill, concealed under</p>
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<p>the dung—part of it was removed—I gave the halfpence to the policeman, and the tobacco to Mr. Woodley.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-31" type="given" value="ALFRED AMBROSE"/>ALFRED AMBROSE LINDSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 102). On Christmas evening I apprehended the prisoner in Woodley's beershop—I took his shoe off, and took the mud off it, and made an impression on the ground by the side of the Other footmarks; they corresponded exactly.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Which window did you find open?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> My bedroom window, on the first floor back, and the door was fast.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-160-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-33" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD ROADKNIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, T</hi> 11). I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction (
<hi rend="italic">read—Convicted at this Court, on</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th April</hi>, 1850,
<hi rend="italic">for stealing two loaves of bread; confined eight days and whipped</hi>)—the prisoner is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 18.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-160-18530103 t18530103-160-punishment-7"/>Transported for Seven Years</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">He had been seven times summarily convicted.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FARNCOMB</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530103-161-offence-1 t18530103-name-35"/>Mark Davis</persName> and another, his masters: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530103-162-offence-1 t18530103-name-38"/>Maria</persName> being alive: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-162-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 27.—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">to go to Australia with the prisoner, and that she had</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<hi rend="italic">.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530103-165-offence-1 t18530103-name-45"/>William Mason</persName>: to which she pleaded</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-165-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 37
<hi rend="italic">.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-48" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TUCKEY</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 7, Henrietta-street, Manchester-square, and am a dairyman—in Aug. last, I was desirous of proceeding to Australia; for which purpose I sold my business to raise the money—in the early part of Aug. I applied, in consequence of my wish to emigrate, at the office of</p>
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<p>Thompson Brothers, Riches-court, Lime-street—I did not see the defendant the first time; I saw some of the clerks—about three weeks or a month afterwards, when I wanted to get my money back, I went to the office and saw the defendant, and one or more clerks; I believe Shotter was there, I had paid him 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—when I saw the defendant, I asked him for the money back in consequence of there being so many summonses at the Mansion House; I thought the money was in wrong hands—he offered me half my passage money hack; I said I would not take it, and walked out of the office directly—I had this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) with me; I do not think I said anything about it when I was talking to the defendant—I mentioned to him that he was to appear at the Mansion House—I told him that in consequence of my brother's case, I thought he had not a right to receive the money, that he was not the right agent—I do not think he made any reply to that—he looked over the books, and then offered me half my passage money, and I would not take it—he said I might go by the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea</hi>; that was the vessel for which I had paid the passage money—I had paid 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of the money first, and 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the second time, to Shotter—I had a receipt without any print on it first for the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but Shotter gave me this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) afterwards, and I gave him the written one—I think he gave me this on the day it bears date, 17th Aug.—I had paid the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. about a week or a fortnight before—(
<hi rend="italic">the receipt being read, was for</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">passage money, per South Sea. Captain Brett, bound for Port Philip, and to embark when the ship was ready, signed, George Thompson and Brothers</hi>)—after I received that receipt I received this letter from Messrs. Thompson; it was after I had applied for my money back—
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>: "No. 1, Riches-court. Lime-street, City, Sept. 14, 1852; To Mr. John Tuckey, No. 17, Henrietta-street, Manchester-square—Sir, according to the wish expressed by you, on your calling at our office this day, we beg to inform you, a berth shall be reserved for you on board the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> Captain Brett, sailing from Liverpool, in all, this month; and provided you do not join the ship, the half of your passage money will be forfeited, according to our rules and regulations; besides, it must now be understood by you, your passage is taken by the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> and we cannot allow any further transfer or alteration whatever. On your calling at our office, the usual contract ticket awaits you; your's obediently, John Thompson Brothers—It is as well to observe, the tenor of this letter totally contradicts your brother's assertion, that we had no authority to book by the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea</hi>; on calling here bring your last receipt with you"—In consequence of that letter I went to Liverpool; I was there on the 30th; I went to Mr. Baines' office—Mr. Shotter had directed me to go there, and I believe the letter states where I am to go to—when I got there I applied for my berth—I saw Mr. Baines and his clerks—this memorandum on the back of the certificate (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was written by Mr. Baines' order—I got no berth; I did not get my berth, or get my money back—I was at Liverpool one whole day, I was put to the expense of going there and back, 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each way; I think it was on the 29th I went down, I called on Mr. Baines, and the next day I came back—I think I went straight away to the Lord Mayor when I came back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What induced you to part with your money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On account of my brother going to Australia by the same Thompson and Brothers—my brother summoned them to the Mansion House—I believed that Thompson Brothers, had power and authority to enable me to embark by the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT WILKINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you not taken a berth on board another vessel before the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi>?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was at my own request that the change took place—I was not ready to go by the first</p>
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<p>vessel—I do not now know the name of the first vessel—I requested to be transferred to the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> and then I requested to be transferred to another; but Mr. Thompson would not let me—I do not think he gave me a card at that time—I do not know that there was a card given to me the first time I went to the office—my memory is not very clear about that—I went there in the first instance on account of my brother's going to Australia—my brother has gone to Australia—he did not go through Thompson, Brothers—I think he went by the ship
<hi rend="italic">Teneriffe</hi>—I do not think Baines and Co. were the agents through whom he shipped, but I do not know—he went to Baines and Co. in the first instance—they did not offer him a berth in another ship, I am sure of that—I went to Baines and Co., and they said they had nothing whatever to do with it—I do not know whether I asked for detention money, I do not think I did—Baines told me they had nothing whatever to do with Thompson, Brothers, and I do not think I asked any further about it—I do not know whether I did or did not ask for detention money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Perhaps you do not understand that term; did you ask for anything for your loss of time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I do not think I did—Mr. Baines told me that Thompsons had not sent any money down, and he had nothing whatever to do with them—he said the berths would have been ready if Thompson had sent the money down, but Thompson had not sent any money down—he said that Thompson was not an employed agent of theirs, but the same as any one else; if he had sent the money down, berths would have been preserved for any number of passengers they sent—we were not satisfied with what he told us, and so Mr. Baines told his clerk to write this on the back of the paper—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>—"Messrs. Thompson and Brothers, of London, are not authorized to engage passengers for the Black Ball line of packets to Australia. Our agents in London are Messrs. Jaffray and Co., of Great St. Helen's, London. James Baines and Co., per J. C. M. Liverpool, 30th Sept.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know whether your brother ever got his passage money from Mr. Thompson?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did; and 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. compensation—that was after he had applied for a summons to the Lord Mayor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530103-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-49" type="surname" value="HOWES"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-49" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HOWES</persName> </hi>. I live at Choulsey, near Wallingford, Berkshire. In Aug. last, I and my family were about to proceed to Australia—in consequence of an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, I went to an office in Riches-court—I there saw a clerk, of the name of Shotter—after that I wrote to the office, and received an answer—this is the letter I received—(read—"1, Riches-court, Lime-street, London, 13th Sept., 1852. Sir.—Our first vessel will be the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> We have no doubt she will get right to sea before the end of this month. There are only a few vacancies. In order to secure your berths, you must forward us half the money, and that without delay, as the vessel is filling very rapidly. Signed—Thompson and Brothers")—in consequence of that, I paid the sum of 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. into the Wallingford Bank, on account of Jones, Lloyd, and Co., of London—there was some mistake about the crossing of the check; and this letter of 25th Sept. was written, enclosing this certificate, or contract ticket—(read—"25th Sept. Mr. Charles Howes has paid the sum of 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., as deposit on account of passage money per ship.
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> Captain Brett, for Port Philip. The balance to be paid at this office prior to embarkation")—after the receipt of this, I stopped at home, in expectation of having a letter to go down to Liverpool, as he said they would send a letter on the next day, Monday or Tuesday—I never saw any such letter—I saw an advertisement in the paper; in consequence of which I came up to London, and went to the Mansion-house—I never got any of my money back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT WILKINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose you paid your money because you expected this man would get you a berth on board the ship?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you, or did you not, believe at the time you forwarded that money, that he had authority to give you a berth on board the vessel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You never paid more than the deposit money, did you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that was half the passage money for me and my family.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530103-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-50" type="surname" value="STEVENS"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-50" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I formerly resided at No. 13, Short-street, New-cut. In Sept. I was about to proceed to Australia—for that purpose I went to Messrs. Thompson Brothers' offices, and on 13th Sept. I paid 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for passage money, and got this certificate (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—before I received this, I paid a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note to Mr. Thompson, on 13th Sept., and on 21st Sept. I paid the remainder, 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there is a receipt on the back for the whole amount—(
<hi rend="italic">this being read, was similar to the one read; on the back was written</hi>, "London, Sept. 18th, 1852. Messrs. James Baines and Co., 16, Cook-street, Liverpool, The within mentioned passengers, having paid the balance of their passage money, can embark when the ship is ready. J. Thompson and Brothers")—I got that on the 21st—I paid altogether 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I agreed to pay 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for my passage, and have my passage retained for me and my wife to Liverpool, which was 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each—I was induced to part with my money by the idea of going to Australia—I parted with my money to Mr. Thompson, because I believed him to be an agent for Mr. Baines, of Liverpool; at least, I did not know who he was agent for, but he promised to procure me a passage in the ship called the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea</hi>—I did not know who was the owner of the vessel, or who were the brokers, till I got the contract ticket—I believed that Thompson Brothers had power to give me this order to embark—I have never received any of my money back—I did not go to Liverpool—I called at the office each morning, in the expectation of seeing Mr. Thompson, but I never saw him there—I saw Mr. Shotter on several occasions—I called about six mornings in succession—he put me off from day to day, saying the ship would sail on 1st Oct. at the latest—I went again somewhere about 2nd Oct., and the office was shut up—I think it was on 2nd Oct., but I cannot swear to that—I saw Tuckey and another person there—I had some communication from them, and went to the Mansion-house—I was examined as a witness.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530103-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-51" type="surname" value="NICHOLLS"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-51" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND NICHOLLS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, residing at Bagshot, in Surrey. I made up my my mind to emigrate in Sept. last—I went to the office of the defendant, in Riches-court—I there paid 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. fur my passage, and got this contract note—I paid 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more for bedding, and got this receipt for it—(
<hi rend="italic">the certificate and receipt were read</hi>)—I was induced to pay the 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from seeing an advertisement in the paper—that led me to the office—I paid the money to go to Australia—I believed when I paid the money that this ticket would give me a passage on board the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea</hi>—after paying the money, and getting this ticket, I went back to Bagshot—I came up to London several times, and went to Riches-court—I was told that the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea</hi> had not sailed—I was desired to go home, and to wait till I had a letter from them—I did so, but no letter came—I came up again, and was told to wait; I should be sure to hear from them—I came up the last time in consequence of receiving a letter from the Lord Mayor—the matter was then being inquired into before the Lord Mayor—I have never got any of my money back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530103-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-52" type="surname" value="CORNER"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-52" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CORNER</persName> </hi>. I am a shipwright, residing at Sheerness. I have a brother-in-law, of the name of Daniel Pattison, who was anxious to go to Australia in Sept. last—he came up to London on the subject, and afterwards I came up—I went to the offices of Thompson and Brothers, in Riches-court,</p>
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<p>Lime-street—I only went on the last occasion to pay the remainder of the money—I paid 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I then received a contract note—this receipt is for the whole amount, 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I saw this order to embark on the back—I believed that Messrs. Thompson had authority to give the order to embark—I should not have paid the money if I had not believed that—I also paid money for Henry Joseph French, and got a contract note for him, but not a printed form similar to the other—this is it—(read—"London, 25th Sept., 1852. Memorandum: We have received from John Corner the balance of passage money, on account of Mr. French, per ship
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> Per Thompson and Brothers, J. I. Nicks")—I saw that written—that 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was paid for French's passage to Australia—I have never received any money back from Thompson Brothers—my brother-in-law went out by the
<hi rend="italic">Edmund</hi>—I did not go with him to Liverpool; I went down after he was there, to pay the money a second time—he did not get a passage from Liverpool from this ticket—the money has been lost to him—French went in the same way at Pattison—I was not there when he went, but I paid the money for both, at Liverpool—he went by another vessel—I paid the money to one of Mr. Baines' clerks—I beg your pardon, it was for Smith, another party, that I paid, not for French—I paid 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the second time; that was 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT WILKINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you went to pay the 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. here in London, did you go alone?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; Pattison and French were with me, and two other persons, one of whom was Smith—Pattison was present when I paid the 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and French also—I paid the money by their parents' authority.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Besides paying the money, were you to obtain an embarkation order?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I received the money from their parents; it was to pay for a
<hi rend="italic">bond fide</hi> passage to Australia.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530103-name-53" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-53" type="surname" value="SHORTTO"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-53" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA SHORTTO</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Shortto, a watchmaker, at Deptford. I went with his nephew, Mr. William Shortto, to the offices of the defendant, in Riches-court, and in my presence he engaged berths on board the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> and paid 43
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this is the paper he received—the money was paid for the passage of Mr. William Shortto and his wife, and Mr. Aylwyn and his wife—they engaged the berths the first day, and the next day Mr. William Shortto and I went and paid the money, the second day I think it was—my husband was not going to Australia. nor did he pay any portion of the money—it was William Shortto who paid the money—I went with him to the office three times, and letters were read, and the ship did not sail; it was postponed from time to time—they went again, and there was no one at the office, two or three times—we then found that the matter was before the Magistrate—I do not remember what month it was in when we found the office shut; I should think it must have been about two months after the first application—I cannot remember how long it was after I got this receipt—(
<hi rend="italic">the certificate was here read; it was dated</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th Aug.</hi>, 1852, for 43
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">on account of passage money per "South Sea" and was signed, "For Thompson and Brothers, G, Shotter.</hi>")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530103-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-54" type="surname" value="SHOTTER"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-54" type="given" value="GAWEN"/>GAWEN SHOTTER</persName> </hi>. I live at 115, Brunswick-street, Hackney-road; I was at one time clerk to the defendant. I remember a person of the name of Tuckey coming for a passage by the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea</hi>—I received money from him—I received it by the defendant's authority—I gave him a contract note; that was also by the defendant's authority—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT WILKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that he was ready to admit that all that was done by the witness was done by the defendant's authority</hi>)—whatever part I took in reference to taking money for passages by the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> and giving contract notes, was done by the</p>
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<p>authority of Mr. Thompson—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at the papers put in</hi>) these are not all in Mr. Thompson's writing—I have seen these documents before at the Mansion-house—they were either written by Mr. Thompson or by me, under his authority, in the ordinary course of our business—the firm was, "Thompson Brothers"—I never saw any brother there—I remember at one time the defendant being absent from his office; that was about Oct. or Nov., about two months—it was after the matter had been broached at the Mansion-house—I was myself at one time charged at the Mansion-house—I afterwards gave evidence, being Mr. Thompson's servant, and acting under his direction—I saw the defendant at the time he was absent from his office—I saw him at different places—I used to receive communications from him to meet him—I have none of those communications by me—I saw him about three times during the two months—I saw him at Paddington; not at any place where he was hiding; it was an appointed place, not in the street, nor where he resided—I had some conversation with him in reference to this matter—at that time the matter had been before the Mansion-house—he spoke to me about the claims of these parties; he hoped to be able to settle them—I told him there were two warrants out against him for the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea</hi> and the
<hi rend="italic">Lady Ebrington</hi>—he said he hoped he should be able to settle them—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at four letters</hi>) two of these are the defendant's writing, one of Baines', and one of Wilmot's, a clerk to Mr. Thompson—(
<hi rend="italic">The following letters were here put in and read</hi>—"Liverpool, 14th Aug., 1852. To Messrs. Thompson Brothers, 1, Riches-court, Lime-street, London. Gentlemen,—Two parties have just presented at our counter a receipt of yours for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., purporting to be for the full amount of two steerage passages to Melbourne, Port Philip, per
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> to sail 25th Aug. As we are not aware of having authorized you to operate for this ship, especially for the date of sailing you give, which as we have not definitely fixed yet, we could not help expressing our surprise, and refused the documents. However, upon the parties threatening to apply to a Magistrate, we requested them to call again, and that we would communicate with you on the subject; which they have agreed to. If you will send us the amount, we will procure berths for these parties (we think the man and wife) in a ship to sail about the middle of next week. Requesting you will not act again in this manner without advice, which gives cause of great annoyance and dissatisfaction, we are, Gentlemen, yours respectfully, James Baines and Co."—"1, Riches-court, Lime-street, City, 30th Aug., 1852, To James Baines and Co., Cook-street, Liverpool. Gentlemen,—Is the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea</hi> yet decisively fixed, or have you any other vessel now loading? We can let you have some passengers, if you will send us dates, and other requisite particulars. We are, Gentlemen, yours faithfully, Thompson Brothers."—"1st Sept., 1852. To Baines and Co. Gentlemen,—Our respects of the 30th ultimo still remain unanswered regarding the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> Do you intend, as originally proposed, to send her to Sidney, or have you any vessel proceeding to that colony in lieu of her? If so, shall we let you have some passengers? Awaiting the pleasure of your reply, we are, Gentlemen, yours faithfully, Thompson Brothers."—"2nd Sept., 1852. From Baines and Co., to Thompson Brothers. Gentlemen,—We have duly received both your letters of the 30th ultimo and 1st instant. The
<hi rend="italic">South Sea</hi> will not be ready so soon as expected; but we have the
<hi rend="italic">Luceparis</hi>, direct for Sidney, to sail on the 9th instant. She takes but a limited number of passengers. There is still room for about ten or fifteen steerage, and a few first cabin passengers, for 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. respectively; but they should be here at the latest on Tuesday. Let us know what number you can send, and how many</p>
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<p>have paid deposits."—"9th Sept., 1852. From Thompson Brothers, to Baines and Co. Gentlemen,—We can let you have some passengers per
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> Please inform us, by return, as near as possible the day of her sailing, and mention how many berths you can allot us. We have had an interview this day with a party of four, who are anxious to go as chief cabin passengers, about the 25th of this month, and have no doubt we can persuade them to go per
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> They are to call on us on Saturday morning, when we hope to book them, and forward you their deposits in course."—"10th Sept., 1852. From Baines and Co., to Thompson Brothers. Gentlemen,—We are in receipt of your letter of yesterday's date, and have communicated the contents to Captain Brett, the owner of the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> for whom we are only acting as agents. He wishes us to request you to state what number and what class passengers you can give, and, if we like the terms, shall berth them, on receipt of passage money. The
<hi rend="italic">South Sea</hi> will sail in all this month."—"13th Sept. From Baines and Co., to Thompson Brothers. Gentlemen,—We are in receipt of your telegraphic message, and will take the fifteen passengers per
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> to sail in all the month of Sept. Please to let us have full particulars of names, ages, and with amounts paid."—"14th Sept., 1852. From Thompson Brothers, to Baines and Co. Gentlemen,—We are in receipt of your favour of yesterday, and note we can have fifteen steerage passengers, at 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and will, in course of a post or two, let you know how many more we can engage, and what class; as also forward you the names and ages of those positively booked. If you can inform us what vessel you have sailing about the middle of Oct., we can at once positively guarantee you a certain number of passengers. Please let us hear from you as to this.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT WILKINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you with Mr. Thompson from the commencement?
<hi rend="italic">A. No</hi>; I think I was with him about six months—I only know from what he told me, that his brother died after the business began—I was there when Mr. Wanostrocht came, I think that was in Aug., or the latter end of July, he represented Baines and Co.—I did not see Mr. Thompson pay him between 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I know that he had a large sum of money for that purpose, it was the accumulation of passage moneys that had been paid; that was the money for one ship, I think it was the
<hi rend="italic">El Dorado</hi>—I was not present at any portion of the time when the conversation took place between Mr. Thompson and Mr. Wanostrocht; it was in a private office, I heard no part of their conversation—there were a great many complaints about the non
<lb/>payment of detention money, that is money given for the time of their being delayed from sailing, money paid back to the passengers—I know that in a great many instances it was paid by Mr. Thompson—in consequence of these various payments, Mr. Thompson's funds were very much reduced—he remained at the office up to the commencement of Oct. I think, or about the latter end of Sept.—at the time I met him at Paddington I made known to him that warrants were out against him—his papers and books had not then been seized; that was done at the last examination at the Mansion House—when I told him that warrants had been issued against him, he did not say that that fact would ruin him; he said he hoped to settle it—I am not aware that he said it would so damage his character as to ruin him—I cannot exactly tell how many cases he did settle, or how much money he paid; I know it was a large sum—that was paid in consequence of the repeated applications at the Mansion House—there was a very frequent correspondence between Messrs. Baines and Mr. Thompson, and also telegraphic messages—when Mr.</p>
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<p>Thompson was absent from the office, I had authority to open the letters from Liverpool—I acted upon the instructions in those letters in Mr. Thompson's absence—I treated Mr. Thompson as the agent of Baines and Co throughout—I know that he has paid them thousands of pounds in the course of the last year—that was all passage money—as far as I know, they never repudiated his authority until after the public investigation at the Mansion House—I saw all the letters that came—the large sums of money were paid on account of parties that shipped from Liverpool—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at two letters</hi>) I have seen these before, I acted upon them—cards of Mr. Thompson's were circulated respecting the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> and I believe advertisements were inserted in the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>; there were also placards—Mr. Wanostrocht took several of them—I believe I have seen Mr. Baines at the office, but I could not swear to it; I believe I have—I am not aware that Mr. Baines saw any of these placards—I do not know Mr. Mackay—I have had frequent opportunities of witnessing the conduct and character of Mr. Thompson, and from everything I have seen and heard I believe him to be an honourable man—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at some papers</hi>) these are the telegraphic despatches that have been received from Baines and Co.—I know of no other business between Mr. Baines and Mr. Thompson except that which had reference to the emigrants' shipping—I know there is such a firm as Fry and Davison, I am not aware that Mr. Thompson has acted for them, not while I was in his service, nor for Marshall and Etheridge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have been asked about detention money, and the prisoner settling a great many claims; for what vessels was that paid?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> For the
<hi rend="italic">Lady Ebrington</hi>, the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> and the
<hi rend="italic">City of Lincoln—they</hi> were not all vessels that Baines and Co. were agents for—there was a warrant out with reference to the
<hi rend="italic">Lady Ebrington</hi>—she did not belong to Baines and Co.—I do not know where the prisoner got the money from to settle those claims, I believe he drew it out of the bank—that was not after the warrants were issued; the warrants of the
<hi rend="italic">Lady Ebrington</hi> have never been settled—it was whilst he was in the business that he paid the detention money, before he left the office—I know that he received all these moneys for the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea</hi> passengers—Lewis and Co. were agents for the
<hi rend="italic">Lady Ebrington</hi>—they did not repudiate his agency.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530103-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-55" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BAINES</persName> </hi>. I am a ship-broker and ship-owner, at Liverpool, Captain Brett is the owner of the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea</hi>—we were agents for the vessel in Liverpool—John Jaffery and Co., of Great St, Helens, were the London agents of the vessel—I know the father of the defendant, he was repeatedly at our office in June last, making inquiry about the Black Ball line of packets; you will find a correspondence before you concerning it—I cannot recollect the first time I saw the prisoner, as the older gentleman was the person we always saw—I have known the prisoner probably since about Aug.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he in any way, and if so, to what extent, employed by you in reference to the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea</hi>?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We made arrangements with Thompson Brothers, not only with the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea.</hi> but with previous vessels, to take passengers from them at a certain rate; it was no business of ours whether they got a profit or loss—we used to take a certain number usually by each ship, and if we could take more we used to send them word—the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea</hi> was the last vessel—we arranged to take certain passengers on certain terms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you at any time give the firm of Thompson Brothers, or the prisoner who represented the firm, any absolute authority to dispose of berths in the
<hi rend="italic">South Sea</hi>?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We agreed, as you will find in the correspondence, to take fifteen passengers from them, and they had a perfect right to engage</p>
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<p>those, or get then where they could; we engaged to take from them fifteen passengers—they had no authority from me to give to parties the right to embark unless the passage money was paid to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> If the money was paid to you, it would give them the right to embark?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Certainly for those that we agreed to take from them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe you remember some of these persons coming down to Liverpool with these tickets that we have had before us to day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I refused to let them have berths on the strength of those tickets, for we had neither the names from Messrs. Thompson, nor the money; we could not know those persons any more than any strangers who presented themselves.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there room in the vessel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; you will find that up to the last moment we kept room, and advised them that we would do so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT WILKINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was that your general mode of dealing with Messrs. Thompson?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, my universal mode of dealing; as I said before, if we made an arrangement for fifteen or twenty passengers, and afterwards found we could take more, we afterwards wrote or telegraphed them so, on the same terms; Mr. Wanostrocht was in my office at the time, he is a friend of mine, he is not a paid servant, he acted for us—I do not recollect his paying me between 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account of Thompson Brothers, in the beginning of Aug., but it is very likely—I have no doubt of it, I cannot speak positively as to the time, it might be July or Aug., but this I know that we took a large number of passengers from Thompson's—they paid us a certain amount in checks, and Mr. Wanostrocht being in London, had authority to call and receive the balance; I dare say they have paid me upwards of 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the last year—Mr. Mackay is interested in a number of the ships, he is interested in the Australian trade with me, but not in my general business; this letter (
<hi rend="italic">looking at one</hi>) is my writing; the last remark is written by Mr. Mackay—independent of Thompson Brothers sending passengers to us they had similar transactions with almost every house in Liverpool—there is nothing due to us from them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">observed, that this was no doubt a very proper and important investigation; but after the evidence of the two last witnesses, it was in his opinion, difficult to say that the defendant might not suppose that any order to embark, given by him, would be obeyed—the question was not whether he had acted recklessly, or even had fraudulently kept the money, but whether he had fraudulently obtained it in the first instance. The Jury expressing their opinion that the evidence was not conclusive</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated, that after this intimation, he would not press the case further.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Rev.
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LUCAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-69" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-69" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JOSEPH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employment of Messrs. Hodgkinson, who carry on business as wholesale druggists, at No. 213, Upper Thamesstreet—many of the articles in which they deal are of a valuable kind—the prisoner Charles Witham Harridge was an assistant in the employment—he was in the dry department—that is the department in which drugs of a valuable kind are kept—we keep salacine and quinine there—I remember the policeman Evans calling upon me—it was on Wednesday, 1st Dec—in consequence of what he said to me, I went to Mr. Slipper's, a retail druggist in Leather-lane—I there saw certain drugs which Mr. Slipper said he had purchased—they were shown to me in the presence of the officer Who accompanied me—I returned immediately and communicated to the firm what I had learnt; and one of the firm, Mr. Tonge, fetched a bottle of salacine from the warehouse, and in my presence he scratched the label on the bottle, and requested me, being resident on the premises, when all the other servants were gone, to mark others—I did so on the same day, the 1st Dec.—the labels on the bottles are blue, and printed in gold; it is a French preparation—I marked other bottles in the same way—the salacine was marked the same evening, and the quinine I marked on Sunday, Dec. 5th, nothing was said about quinine on the 1st—I marked the quinine with invisible ink—I marked it in consequence of some further information which I got from Mr. Slipper—I had been to Mr. Slipper's, and desired him to ask for more quinine—after marking the salacine and quinine, I replaced them in their several places whence they were taken—that was a place to which Charles Harridge had access; it was in the dry department—these were not wet goods, they are powders—I afterwards called on Mr. Slipper, on 9th Dec, in consequence of a communication from him, and he showed me some salacine and quinine; there was eight ounces of quinine, and four ounces of salacine; they were parts of the quinine and salacine that I had marked—they were in one ounce bottles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been in the service of Messrs. Hodgkinson?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between eleven and twelve years; I think the prisoner Charles has been there between two and three years—it may be possibly more, but I think not three years—I should imagine that he must have come with a high character, he came from a respectable customer—the firm usually take great care of that circumstance—the firm consists of five partners; they are all in the business—there are between thirty and forty servants—there are several persons who have access to the dry department, no strangers are ever there—persons coming there to deal would not have access there; they could not—the quinine was kept in a chest locked—that is in the department of Charles Harridge—there is a key which is kept on a post before the warehouseman, for the use of the others—anybody could have access to it whose business it was to procure goods for the wrappers—there are only three in that department—either of those three would have an opportunity of taking it; that would not apply to a porter—when a person had an order, he would go and take the key and go to the chest, and take any quantity he wanted for his order—he would not ask the warehouseman for permission, if the warehouseman was there he would see him—he is not always there, he is mostly—Charles Harridge was in that department—I am sure of that—he was a weigher, it was his business to procure these things—he was in the room where the quinine was kept—the other weighers were also there—the prisoner would not have to weigh quinine,</p>
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<p>it is kept already weighed in one ounce bottles; a weigher would have to procure goods from different parts of the warehouse, and take them to the wrappers—he would not have to apply to the warehouseman for an order to take quinine if he wanted it, he would take the key and proceed to the chest—there is no permission required from the warehouseman, I presume it is merely a safeguard against the porters—I cannot say whether the prisoner ever got any quinine in his life, he may have done so, I cannot say that her has, I was a clerk in the counting-house—he was not a wrapper—I believe it was not the practice for the wrappers to get the quinine, but being a clerk in the warehouse I do not know the exact minutiæ of the thing—I know the practice of the warehouse—it is the duty of the weigher to proceed to any part of the warehouse to procure such articles as the wrapper may require—I presume quinine is no exception to any other article—a weigher is a man who weighs—the quinine is not weighed at the time, it is in bottles kept ready for delivery—the weigher would have no occasion to go to the quinine for the purpose of weighing it, he would have to procure it for his wrapper; the wrapper always stands at the counter—I believe the prisoner Charles is between twenty-two and twenty-three years of age.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had he access to the quinine if he were so minded?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Unquestionably.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the value of this quinine?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per oz., and the salacine 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. an oz.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-70" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SLIPPER</persName> </hi>. I am a retail druggist, of Leather-lane. I know the prisoner, Henry Harridge; I have always known him by the name of Humphreys—I think I first became acquainted with him in June last—I have made purchases of drugs of him on several occasions—in consequence of what transpired on the matter, I communicated with our wholesale druggist, and they sent the police to me—Evans was the man that I saw—it was principally quinine that I purchased of Henry Harridge, nitrate of silver, and iodine—it was in June that I made the first purchase—I should think I made purchases of Henry Harridge about twelve or fourteen times—upon Mr. Joseph calling upon me, after seeing the police, I made a communication to him, and showed him some drugs—in consequence of directions from Mr. Joseph I sent to No. 418, Strand, to Humphreys, for 8 ozs. of quinine and 4 ozs. of salacine—I received them on 9th Dec, I think—Henry Harridge brought them to me (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—each bottle of quinine contains an ounce—one of the bottles was tested by acid before the Magistrate—this is it—I have eight of these bottles—I have a mark of my own on them; these are the bottles I purchased of Henry Harridge—I paid 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. an oz. for the quinine, and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., for the salacine—at that time I was in communication with the police—after I had made this purchase, I sent for Mr. Joseph and showed him these articles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In the first instance when you dealt with Mr. Harridge, he was acting, was he not, as the agent for a principal whom he introduced to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, he did not introduce any principal—I saw no person with him—the first parcel of quinine that I bought of him, I ordered of another person—I do not know that that was a person of the name of Humphreys—I did not consider Henry Harridge as the agent of that person; the prisoner brought me the parcel which I ordered of the other person—that was the first order I gave—the person who called on me was a stranger; he represented that he had some drugs to sell, which he had bought in a sale with other things, and among other things he had 3 ozs. of quinine to sell—I ordered it of that person, and the prisoner, Henry Harridge,</p>
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<p>brought it—I have seen that person once since, but I do not know him—I saw him last on the 7th or 8th Dec., I did not order anything of him then; the only order I gave him was in June—he called on me to solicit orders—he did not mention quinine, or anything specially, but simply to solicit orders—Henry Harridge had then received my order for these things—drugs are purchased at sales to a very considerable extent—I purchased the first lot without any hesitation—this quinine was manufactured in France; the salacine I should imagine is either German or Italian, by the appearance of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the discount allowed to the trade on these articles?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe quinine is a net article generally, or there may be 2 1/2 per cent. discount.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did you give for the first three bottles of quinine which you bought?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., an oz.; I will swear that I gave 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., for that—I considered that a tolerably good bargain—I am not in the habit of dealing with persons who come into my shop casually—I never made a good bargain of that kind before, not that I was ashamed of—I should have been ashamed if I had bought these; I do not mean that at 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. an oz., but I should have been if I had continued to buy of people at that price; a man might have 3 ozs., which he met with at a sale, which he would be glad to get rid of—I had thirteen or fourteen transactions, in every one of which I can show you the goods if you like—I mentioned the circumstances after the first transaction in June; not to Messrs. Hodgkinson, but to another wholesale house that I do business with, Davey, Macmurdo, and Co.—I mentioned it to their traveller at the latter end of July—I had not bought anything from June to July; I have not sold the goods that I bought, I have kept them—I first gave 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., an oz. for the quinine; in July I gave 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., it was that transaction that I first mentioned—the memorandum I am referring to is taken from my book, my cash book is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Let us understand—you say you made a purchase in June, and afterwards communicated to your wholesale druggist—how soon after that did you come into communication with the police?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think about the middle of Oct.—the purchases which I made from the middle of Oct. down to the present time were known to the police—these things that have been produced are a portion of what I purchased on 9th Dec.—this is the mark which I made myself, it is merely the price and date—I also marked the salacine—I made a mark on all the bottles.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it the lowness of the price that induced you to purchase the first parcel of a stranger?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was—it was not the first parcel that induced me to communicate with my wholesale druggist; it was the repetition of the thing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JOSEPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I have an acid here to reproduce the ink which I put on the bottles—they are all marked in the same place—it is at the right hand bottom corner, beneath the word "Paris"—they are all marked alike, with the initials of the firm, "H. T. S."—(
<hi rend="italic">the witness here applied the acid, and pointed out the effect to the Jury</hi>)—what I have applied is a solution of iron—I am enabled to say, on my oath, that these are the bottles that I marked and placed in the warehouse on Sunday, 5th Dec.—the salacine I marked on the 1st Dec.—this is the salacine I marked—that is not a chemical mark—the gold is scratched at the right hand top corner—the eight bottles of salacine are worth 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the salacine 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-71" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL EVANS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>). I was sent for by Mr. Slipper with respect to some drugs which he had purchased, I believe on 28th Oct.—in consequence of what he told me, I called on several of the wholesale druggists, and</p>
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<p>among others on the prosecutors; and in what they have done, they have, I believe, acted under my advice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have they paid you for your advice, or has it been gratuitous?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Gratuitous.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In the performance of your public duty?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-72" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-72" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a porter to Messrs. Hodgkinson. I know the prisoner, Charles Harridge—I have taken several parcels for him—I took one at the latter end of the week before he was taken; I cannot exactly say the day; I think it was Friday—I think I had not taken any other parcel for him that week—I think I only took one parcel that week; I cannot say whether I did or not—the parcels that I did take for him I took to his lodging, at No. 418, Strand—I was taken into custody about this myself, and was afterwards examined before the Alderman—as near as I can remember, it was on the Friday before he was taken that I took the parcel—I do not remember going out at all on the Saturday—there is no particular reason that makes me think it was the Friday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it a parcel of dirty linen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe it was; he told me so; it was something very soft—it was not bottles—he was in the habit of sending his dirty linen to get washed—those were the parcels that I was in the habit of taking—that was what he told me they were—this particular parcel was soft; there was nothing hard in it that I know of.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you able to say that there was nothing hard in it, or did you merely take it to be linen from what he told you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I took it to be that from the feel of it—it was about that long (
<hi rend="italic">about a foot and a half</hi>), and about that width (
<hi rend="italic">about a foot</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you say that that appeared like linen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I took one parcel on the 13th—I am speaking of the one I took on the Friday—they were both soft, and both like dirty linen—the one I took on the Monday was rather larger; it was a light parcel—I took them to No. 418 Strand—the prisoner told me he was lodging there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you been in the habit of taking a weekly parcel, or more than one a week?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not always; sometimes one a week; I think it was three weeks before I had taken any—I never took more than one a week—in this case I took one on the Friday and one on the Monday—I had never taken two so close together before—No. 418, Strand, is a corner house, up a court, the first door on the right hand—it is near the Lyceum or Adelphi Theatre, I do not know which.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-73" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH EPHGRAVE</persName> </hi>. I reside at No. 1, Thatched House-court, Strand, that is the same as No. 418, Strand—I know the prisoners, they have lived there seven months—Charles occupied the back bedroom, and Henry the front, both on the same floor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you ever see Charles go out at the gate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I do not know whether he has a working dress at the warehouse—I knew them by the name of Harridge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you occupy the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have no servant—I do not remember taking any note in, in the name of Humphrey—there have been inquiries at the house for persons named Humphrey, but not knowing the name, we could not tell who it was—Henry Harridge and his wife lived there, and their three children—the prisoners waited on themselves.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-74" type="given" value="BENJAMIN STEWARD"/>BENJAMIN STEWARD GIBSON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the firm of Hodgkinsons—I produce the petty cashbook—it is my duty to enter in it any purchases made by anybody in the firm—I have never sold any quinine or salacine to Charles Witham Harridge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it necessary for the weighers to wear a working dress?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, in summer they use a blouse, and at other times an old coat nearly worn out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530103-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-75" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JEFFCROAT</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Messrs. Hodgkinsons, and am assistant on the same floor as the prisoner—I have never received any quinine or salacine for Henry Harridge; I never saw him there, I do not know him—I never removed these bottles from my employers' premises.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean you do not know Henry Harridge at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never saw him till I saw him in the witness box—I do not know a person named Humphreys—the key by which the quinine could be got at was kept in the warehouse, which the prisoner Charles had access to—five assistants also had access to it—twenty other people might have access to the warehouse, but they were ignorant of where the keys were kept—the key was visible—there are a variety of other things kept in the same room, but not to which that key would give access—Mr. Williams and Mr. Coles, two assistants, had the care of the quinine; they are in the habit of getting it when required, and I occasionally get it—no other persons get it, unless directed by one of those three parties—the prisoner Charles had no right to go to the box unless he was directed by one of us three.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many men work in the same warehouse with the prisoner Charles?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Five, Mr. Coles, Mr. Williams, myself, Mr. Hadley, and Mr. Owen—Green does not work there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES SLIPPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know how the prisoner, Henry, got his living?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I sent a note to No. 418, Strand, directed to Humphreys, by post.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 1 wooden box, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 1 bottle, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LUCAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-78" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JEFFCROAT</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Messrs. Hodgkinson, in the dry department, the same floor as the prisoner—it is the custom to keep musk in that department—it was my duty to grain the musk—it is imported in small pods, and I have to take the grains from the pods, and place it in bottles; the prisoner had access to the musk at all times—I have missed some on three different occasions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When was the first time that you missed musk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The latter part of July last; I did not mention that to my employers, I thought it might have been sent out without being entered through the books in the warehouse—that did not often happen, it might occur—I missed the second in Aug.; I did not mention that to my employer, because the quantity missing was small; I missed the third lot in Oct.; I did not mention that, the quantity being small—I have owed the prisoner money; I owed him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when he was taken into custody, it has been paid to him—it was a debt of honour which I had incurred; it was a gambling debt—I am not aware that there is a good deal of that going on in our establishment, I mean to swear that—in the early part of the present year there have been such transactions—I do not know that the Messrs. Hodgkinsons themselves were mixed up with it—I never knew them to go betting houses—the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I owed the prisoner was a bet which I lost at the end of the year—Mr. John Hodgkinson may have betted with his clerks; I never saw it, I have heard it, it may be so, I have heard that it was so—if I am bound to believe what I hear, I believe it—I am not aware that Mr. John</p>
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<p>Hodgkinson is here, I have not seen him here—I did not owe any other debts of honour—Mr. John Hodgkinson it the head partner—I am sure this was the only debt of honour I owed; I have had three gambling transactions in the last nine months; I think it is only fair to state what I have done during that time—in April last I had a transaction with the prisoner—I receive 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I have access to the musk; all the young men have access to it—I know this musk by the quality of it, (
<hi rend="italic">examining it</hi>,) I will swear to the quality of it—there are some small gray hairs in it, which I placed in the bottle with the musk—that is uncommon—it it a custom that I have adopted, merely to give an appearance to the musk, to identify it—I can identify it from the hairs; I have done that for eighteen months—there has been a considerable quantity of the musk sold during that time—there was hair in that—we are wholesale chemists—the hair is taken from the outside of the pod of the musk, it grows on the pod, it is not part of the musk itself, musk is a grain—the hair was not intended for adulteration—I took the hair off the surface of the pod and kept it in a bottle, and added a small quantity to the grain musk, so that I could detect at any time whether or not the musk was sold from us—it is not commonly found in musk—I have seen it with other chemists—I have not seen it from other chemists in the same way—I have not seen hair in musk supplied from other chemists, they may do it—I have not said that I have seen it; there are two qualities of musk—this is the finest quality; the difference in quality varies very much, it is perceptible, it is very different in flavour, the finest is dry, and easily pulverised; the common musk is soft, devoid of flavour, and requires a great deal of time to get into powder—the finest comes from China; it is the prodace of an animal, a rat or a cat, it is a particular part of the body—the value of it is 80
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. an ounce—this quantity produced is worth 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530103-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-79" type="surname" value="JOSEPH"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-79" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JOSEPH</persName> </hi>. On 5th Dec. I examined a room, in which the young men's boxes are kept, where they change their clothes—I examined the box used by the prisoner—I saw this musk in it—Green and Cotty, two other clerks, were there to assist me—I did not mark the musk—it was wrapped up in three separate papers—I looked at it, but, not having any experience in the warehouse, I did not examine it, but Green weighed it in my presence—there was forty-two grains—I afterwards missed it from the box on the following Sunday, Dec. 12th—the prisoner was taken into custody on Tuesday, Dec. 14th—there was some musk produced at the Mansion-house as from the prisoner's lodging—I have every reason to believe it was the same musk, and the same quality, that I had seen in the box; for when it was produced at the Mansion-house, it had three papers round it, and appeared to be precisely the same.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where was the box in which you first saw it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In a portion of the warehouse where the young men change their clothes—each has a separate box where he keeps his working dress—it is not locked; in fact the cover is loose altogether—they keep their working dress there—I think in this box there was a pair of trowsers, and a coat, or blouse, or something of that kind, a great number of letters, and the musk—the musk was in among the letters—it was on Sunday, Dec. 5th, that I saw it—I cannot tell you why it was not taken possession of then—I have not done anything in the betting line lately; I have done so—I think I have done so twice with the prisoner, but not within the last two years—I did not identify the musk by the hair—I think the reason why we did not take possession of the musk then was, because it was strongly suspected that the prisoner was robbing the firm, and it was left in order to see whether it would be removed or not;</p>
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<p>on the following morning I communicated that fact to the firm, immediately on their arrival—I communicated it to Mr. Thomas Hodgkinson—he has been here to-day—I also communicated it to Mr. Tonge—the box it was in has not been removed—it belongs to the firm—the letters were removed by the officers—they were not taken away at the same time as the musk—I am positive about that—the letters remained there till after he was taken into Custody, and the officers came there and removed everything that belonged to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530103-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-80" type="surname" value="TONGE"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-80" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TONGE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the partners in the house of Hodgkinson and Co., wholesale druggists, of Thames-street. The prisoner was in our employ—on Monday morning, 6th Dec" Mr. Joseph made a communication to the firm about some musk; I did not see it myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You had a good character with him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three years ago; it was such as satisfied us at the time—we got it from a chemist, to whom he served his apprenticeship—I do not know whether any chemists allow the hair to remain in musk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-81" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-81" type="given" value="OSMOND ROLLS"/>OSMOND ROLLS GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am clerk in Messrs. Hodgkinsons' countinghouse. After remarking the quinine alluded to in the last case, I went to a box known as Harridge's box, and saw a paper of musk—on 5th Dec. I accompanied Mr. Joseph to the box to examine the musk, it weighed 42 grs.—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it was in three papers, one within another.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you ever taken any musk?
<hi rend="italic">A. No</hi>; I have taken a dose of physic from the warehouse, and paid for it—perhaps I have taken a box of pills, and not paid for it—I do not consider that the permission to take medicine extended to scenting love letters with musk, certainly not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530103-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-82" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-82" type="given" value="JOSEPH COOMBER"/>JOSEPH COOMBER KNIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>). I took the other prisoner, Henry Harridge, on 11th Dec, and on searching the lodgings I found in this prisoner's box (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), a small parcel of musk, with a quantity of letters addressed to him; it was wrapped up in these three papers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are the letters given back to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; they are here—I have read some of them; they are chiefly love letters.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530103-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-83" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STANLEY</persName> </hi>. I am errand boy in the prosecutor's service. I know the prisoner, and know this box; it is his—I carried it for him to his lodging.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-84" type="surname" value="SHELFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-84" type="given" value="ADAM"/>ADAM SHELFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City police-sergeant</hi>, 58). I took the prisoner into custody at Messrs. Hodgkinsons' warehouse, and took him to the station—he was remanded next day—he said on the remand, as near as I can recollect, "There is nothing against me; as for that little musk that was found at my lodging, I do not consider that anything," or "that amounts to nothing."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-85" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18530103-name-85" type="given" value="JOSEPH COMBER"/>JOSEPH COMBER KNIGHT</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The prisoner was in my charge at his last appearance at the Mansion House—as we were in a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> coming to Newgate with his brother Henry and sergeant Shelford, the prisoner said he should not mind doing twelve months if he could get
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi> off altogether.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you ever mention that before in your life?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, to the solicitor—I never mentioned it in public before; I have not been in public.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-86" type="given" value="ADAM"/>ADAM SHELFORD</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I was in the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> going from the Mansion-house to Newgate, and heard the prisoner say he should not mind doing twelve months if, I think his expression was, he could get his brother Charles off—no, if he could get
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi> off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not you say just this minute, "if he could get</p>
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<p>his brother Charles off?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but I corrected myself instantly—on my oath, it was not Henry who made the remark; I can state Henry's reply to it, which was, "It will be worse for me, as being the receiver"—I never told anybody till the present moment that I heard this—I was not examined in the last case—I have been an officer twelve years.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, Jan.</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN KEY</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Mr. Ald.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FARNCOMB</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant, and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALKER</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-90" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WHITESIDE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Whiteside, who keeps a general shop in Riding-house-lane. On Saturday 11th Dec, the prisoner came to buy some stockings—I asked her 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pair, for two pairs—she disputed the price—she at last picked out two pair for 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she pot down a shilling—I took it, went across to the other counter, and put it in the trier—I found it was bad, and I said, "You wicked woman to beat me down in the price, and then give me bad money"—she said her husband was outside, and he would give her some good money—I said she should not leave the shop till I gave her in charge—an officer came, and found three other shillings in her hand—I gave the shilling the prisoner gave me to the officer—I put my mark on it before he mixed it with the other three.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you not state that I came with another woman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; that woman wanted you to pay for her stockings; I put my back against the door, to prevent your going out; you tried to get by me; you said to the woman that you would not pay for her stockings, as you had lent her 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. previously.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-91" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LAMBERT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 68). I apprehended the prisoner—I took 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of her right hand—she made great resistance—I got this shilling from Mrs. Whiteside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not she say that the woman said to me, "You pay for them," before that woman ran away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not hear her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint. These three shillings are bad, and this one that was uttered is bad—two of them are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I went with this woman; she selected one pair of stockings, and told me to pay for them; I had four shillings in my hand, and two duplicates; when the witness sent for the policeman, the woman ran away; my husband has been dead four years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530103-172-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 47
<hi rend="italic">.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-172-18530103 t18530103-172-punishment-16"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-94" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of Frances Mills, who keeps the Duke of Wellington, in Coleshill-street. On 16th Dec, a woman came, about half past 1 o'clock in the day—I am not certain that it was the prisoner—she asked for a pint of porter—I served her, and she offered me a half crown—I tried it—it was bad—I told her it was bad, and returned it to her—she said she would fetch another, and said she lived in Caroline-street—she appeared to be a servant.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-95" type="given" value="FRANCES"/>FRANCES MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness—I keep the Duke of Wellington—I recollect the prisoner coming that day—I am sure she is the person—I called my servant to follow her, and she was brought back by the officer—I asked her what she had done with the half crown—she said she had broken it up, and thrown it away as she was going down Caroline-street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-96" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVEY</persName> </hi>. I am waiter at the Duke of Wellington. I was told by Mrs. Mills to follow the prisoner—I followed her down Caroline-street, and several other streets, to Grosvenor-road, where I gave her in custody—the said she had thrown the money away, and she had not got anything about her—nothing was found on her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 151), I took the prisoner on 16th Dec,—she said a gentleman gave the money to her, and she threw it away in Caroline-street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-98" type="given" value="MARY JANE"/>MARY JANE PETHERIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am barmald at the Trevor Arms, Knightsbridge. I saw the prisoner on 18th Dec—she came about 10 o'clock in the evening for a pint of porter, in a jug—it came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a half crown—I tried it, found it was bad, and told her so—she said she lived in Trevor-square—I gave the half crown to Mr. Street, my master's brother.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-99" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-99" type="given" value="ROGER"/>ROGER STREET</persName> </hi>. I was called by the last witness on 18th Dec, and got a bad half crown from her—the prisoner was present—I asked her where she came from—she said, "From No. 8, Trevor-square"—I told her I would go and inquire whether she came from there, as I did not believe it—she said it was no use to go there; a gentleman gave it her, and she was obliged to get rid of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-100" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CUTTING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 235). I took the prisoner, and got this half crown from the last witness—the prisoner said a gentleman gave it her, and she was obliged to get rid of it—she said she lived in Old Pye-street—I went there, and found some prostitutes, who said she slept with them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-101" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am an unfortunate girl; I had it given me, and did not know it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-173-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 19.—
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<interp inst="def2-175-18530103" type="given" value="JAMES"/> JAMES ALGAN</persName> </hi>, and
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence against Jackson.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-108" type="given" value="GEORGE EDWARD"/>GEORGE EDWARD STANLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a money taker, at Drury-lane Theatre. On 22nd Dec. I was in Butcherhall-lane—I saw the prisoner and a woman looking in at a bookseller's shop—the woman left, and went round to the right, and I afterwards saw her in Grossmith's shop—the prisoner was on the opposite side of the street—he went towards Cheapside, and the woman also—she stopped at the corner of Newgate-street, and looked round till the prisoner came up—they were in conversation about a minute—the inspector then followed the prisoner, and I lost sight of the woman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How near were you to me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a yard or a yard and a half—I was coming from the Post-office—I cannot say that it was you who dropped the glove.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-110" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FOX</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Messrs. Grossmith, is Newgatestreet. On 22nd Dec. a female came into the shop, about the middle of the day; she called for a cake of honey soap—it came to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she offered in payment a half crown—I discovered that it was bad; I marked it, and gave it to Mr. Allen to try it—he bit it in two, and gave me the two pieces—I showed them to the woman—she gave me a good half crown, and I gave her two shillings in change—she asked me for the bad pieces—I would not give them to her—I kept them in my possession till I gave them to the inspector at the Mansion-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Grossmith, wholesale perfumers, in Newgate-street. On 22nd Dec. a woman came for a cake of honey soap—she gave a half crown to the last witness—he put it to his mouth, and suspected it was bad—he asked my opinion, and I broke it—Mr. Fox went up stairs with the coin, and while he was gone the woman went out of the shop—the inspector came in, and I spoke to him—these are the pieces of the half crown that was tendered by the woman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> These pieces of a half crown I got from Mr. Fox.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half crown that this tendered by the woman is bad—the nine found in the glove are all bad, and three are from the same mould as the one that was tendered by the woman; two of the others are from one mould, and two others are from another mould.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LILLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did it taste bad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was not so nice as the fish—I have not got it here; it went down Thomas M'Donald's throat—I have never seen it since—my mother was in the parlour; I called her out; I did not go into the parlour to her—the prisoners had eaten the fish.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you sure this was the man that was in the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was not an acquaintance of mine—two men and two women came into the shop—the other man was going to give half a crown for what they had, and Thomas M'Donald said, "I will give a shilling"—when the boy said it was a bad shilling, the other man and woman ran away—these two prisoners stayed—I will swear it was this man that called me by that name, and nobody but him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, A</hi> 73). On the evening of 14th Dec., about 10 o'clock, I took the two prisoners at Charing-cross for being drunk, fighting, and using bad language; while they were on that charge the last two witnesses saw them the next morning and identified them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LILLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 372). I took the prisoner, and went with her to Harp-alley; she pointed to No. 8 as the place she lived at—inquiries were made in her presence, and the landlord and the lodgers said they never saw the woman in their lives—the prisoner said, "You know I lodge here"—I received this shilling from Mr. Dean.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-123" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PULLEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-126" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am a wine cooper, and live in St. Margaret's court, Southwark, On 29th Dec. I was coming from a ball with Hannah Reardon—I was near St. Giles's Church between 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning—there was a group of men standing by the railings, and I asked Hannah Reardon to cross to avoid them—we did cross, and when I got to the first street on the opposite side, I was seized by the prisoner—I am sure it was him—I had a good view of him—Hannah Reardon ran in the road, and called "Police!"—a policeman came immediately, and the man ran in a different direction—the policeman went into Dudley-court, and brought the prisoner round to me—he asked me if that was the man—I said yes, that was the man that throttled me, and took half a crown from my pocket, and broke my watch chain—in the scuffle he had broken the chain from my watch, but the watch was left in the bottom button-hole of my waistcoat—there was an attempt to take my watch from me, but I kept my arm close to my waistcoat pocket—I swear that the prisoner is the man who throttled me; he pulled me down backwards, and in the act of falling, I had a full view of his face—I saw enough of him then to be able to swear he was the man—I had discovered I had lost a half crown before the prisoner was brought round to me—I knew I had it a few minutes before—the moment the prisoner ran away, I searched for the half crown and missed it—I had never seen the prisoner before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. A.</hi> Was I behind, or in front of you, when I caught hold of you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You were behind me—you are the man that caught my watch chain—you throttled me; I fell backwards—I have the lumps on my head now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She is a girl that walks the streets for her living.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. No, I am not; I can have a character anywhere; I cannot say that the prisoner took the half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>, F 73). I was on duty on the morning of 29th Dec, near St. Giles's Church; I heard the cry of "Police!"—I ran to the spot, and saw the prosecutor standing in the road, with his hat in his hand—he told me he had been knocked down, and robbed of a half-crown, and the prisoner had run down the court; I ran into Dudley-court, and saw the prisoner out of breath; I asked him which way he came; he said, "From Crown-street"—I brought him down to High-street, and this girl and the prosecutor recognised him as being the man—High-street is at one end of Dudley-court, and Crown-street at the other end.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> When he asked me which way I came, I said I came from Crown-street, and that I had been in a public-house, having a drop of beer; he caught hold of me, and said, "Come with me;" as soon as I got across the road, he said, "I think you are the party;" and this man said I was; and then he said he thought he had lost a half-crown, but he did not know; the man did not want to come against me, but the officer fetched him away from his work to appear against me; the policeman and the inspector went down, and were gone two hours to fetch him; he said he did not think I was the man; he had a good deal of money left when he was at the station, and why was not that taken as well as the half-crown?.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I had only one penny more.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-179-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 25.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, Jan.</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">TALFOURD</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN KEY</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILSON</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARDEN</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Talfourd and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England note; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England note;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England note, with intent to defraud: to both of which be pleaded</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday Jan.</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1853.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN KEY</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM MAGNAY</hi>. Bart, Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Ald.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Russell Gurney, Esq., and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; of
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, her property.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-139" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA SALTER</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at Knightsbridge. One 18th Dec. I met a young man for whom I had been making a waistcoat, near the bar at Kensington—he paid me for the waistcoat, and we went into the Goat, and had some bread and cheese, and a pint of ale—I saw four persons there—the prisoner was one of them—I had no talk with them—they were passing some remarks on me; what it was I do not know—I and the young man left the public house about 12 o'clock—we went down the Gloucester-road—I observed the four persons that I bad seen in the public-house were following us—my friend left me just by the Gloucester-road, and I waited a few minutes as I saw the four men following me—I waited till the placeman came—he passed, and they were wishing him good night—I waited a few minutes for them to go—they came up to me, and smothered my face in mud, and the prisoner said, "Pin the b—r's petticoats over her head"—my pocket was cut off, and they opened a knife, and said they would rip me up if I hallooed—I hallooed "Murder!" and "Police!"—they took my handkerchiefs and my money, and all ran away—when the policeman came up, I went to the station—the prisoner was not taken till the next day—I did not see him before the Tuesday—this happened on Saturday evening—the prisoner cut my eye with his fist—it was one who was not taken who cut my pocket off—the prisoner was by at the time—my gown and shawl were torn.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I say anything to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, you did by the Gloucester-road—I did not give a silk handkerchief to a young man in the public house—one of the
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> did not say to me, "I will give you a
<hi rend="italic">tanner</hi>"—you and another did not pass me by, while the other
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> remained with me—one of them did not give me fourpence, and then want it back, and I would not give it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I speak a word to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; you said, "Pin the b—r's petticoats over her head," and you cut my eye, and smothered my face with mud—I had not a black eye before—the eye was black and bleeding when I went to the station—this is my shawl that I had on, it has been cut and torn, and this is the gown from which the pocket was cut.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She had the gown and shawl in her possession till Tuesday; she might have done it herself, most likely she has.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-140" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL POWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 251). I was on duty, and passed this witness and a young man talking under a lamp post—after I passed I saw four men standing on the opposite side, under a hedge, where no foot passengers passed—I turned on my light and observed the prisoner and two others standing together, and another person at a short distance off—I asked what they were about, and they said, "Looking after some women"—I told them to go on, and fearing something was wrong I stopped a short distance off—I heard a cry of murder, and police—I came back and found the prosecutrix</p>
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<p>with her face covered with mud; her eye was bleeding fresh; her pocket was cut out of her gown, and her shawl all torn—there was nothing the matter with her when I passed her just before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How many were together when you met us?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three; you and Dooley and Lane were together, and Keith was at a distance from you; I could distinctly see this girl's face as I passed; she stood under a gas lamp at the corner; you were not walking along the road, you were standing on the side of the road, in the dark; I asked what you were up to, and you said, "Looking after some women," and I told you to go home; I did not ask you how your arm was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> A man said, "That policeman that broke your arm is watching you, and he will give you three months;" I said, "I will go home;" I went home, and the next night I came to you.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, you were taken, and when you were in the cell you said to me that if I got you off you would divulge all about the others.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 75). I apprehended the prisoner the next night, in High-street, Kensington—I told him I wanted him for a highway robbery—he said he did not know anything of it—I said, "A young woman in Gloucester-road; you along with others"—he said it was not him, and he was not going to suffer for others, it was Lane and Dooley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You said, "I want you," and I said, "What for? I am going to the station house."
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, you did not; I caught hold of you directly I got to you; you did not say, "I am going to the station house."</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live in Lower Gun-alley, St. George's in the East. On 3rd Jan., about 9 o'clock in the evening, I was passing along Russell-buildings, carrying this parcel and this bag—the prisoner came and caught hold of the parcel—he could not get it—he tried at the bag—he could not get that—I held them tight—I had never seen him before—I sung out "Police!" and a policeman came to my help—the prisoner got his foot somehow, tripped me down, and tried to get these things, but I never let them go.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police inspector</hi>). I was coming past Russell-buildings, and saw the prisoner knock this old man down—I immediately apprehended him—the prosecutor was down on his back, and was holding this parcel in his hand—the paper is all torn off it, and he had this bag in his hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The officer took me, and said I had assaulted the man; I never touched him.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I was close to him, and as soon as he knocked the man down I took him in my arms.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-185-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. * Aged 32.—
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<interp inst="t18530103-186-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> unlawfully obtaining money by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18530103-name-147" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-147" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM APPS</persName> </hi>. I live at Burston, in Surrey, and am a bricklayer. I came by the railway to London-bridge on 15th Dec—I saw the prisoner there—he came up to me, and wanted to get into conversation—he asked me where I was going—I told him to Hackney—he said he was going that way, and he would forward me in the road—after we got over the bridge on this side of the water he took me up a narrow street which came into King</p>
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<p>William-street, and in that narrow street he picked up a silk bag—he opened it, and took out a ring, with a bill on it, "Paid, 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—he said it was a gold ring, and said some one had been and purchased a ring, and given 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it, and as I was walking with him, I should go halves—he said he had no money, or else he would give me half the value of it—he said he was going to take the money for a load of timber he had sent in—we got to the end of the street into King William-street, and be pulled out the ring, and wanted me to give him half the value of it, 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I pulled out my purse, and gave him a half-crown, three shillings, and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I had no more small change—I had the ring, and he had the money—he put the bag in his pocket—he then pointed out the way to Hackney, and said he was not going farther that way—that was directly after he got the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I looked at the ring, went into a goldsmith's shop, and made inquiries—I had asked the prisoner if it was a gold one; he said yes, it was a gold ring, the stamp was on it—that was before I gave him the money—I found the prisoner the next morning by the railway station—I went up to him, and told him I wanted to see him—I had been searching for him—I beckoned to an officer, and he came and took him to the station—as the prisoner was going along, he said, "If you want your money you may have it"—I had parted with my money, believing what he said was true—I would not have parted with my money unless he had said what he did, and I believed him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PULLEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long were you with the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a quarter of an hour—when we got to the little street he picked up the ring, and as he picked it up he said, "This is
<hi rend="italic">stunning</hi>, this is a good day's work; some one has been and purchased a ring at a shop for 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.," and I believed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you believe, or didyounot, that it had been purchased by somebody else?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not think anything of it—I did not reason it—I thought as he picked it up some one had lost it—I believed it was somebody else's property, and that somebody else had just paid 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then you were going to appropriate somebody else's property worth 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I was going to get somebody else's 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. ring by paying this man, who did not own it, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I asked the prisoner if it was a good one—I went to the jeweller's because I thought it was not worth the money—I went to ask the value of it, not to sell it—he would not let me look at the ring before I bought it—he would not let me handle the ring—as soon as I bought it and handled it he was gone, I gave the money over to him—I did not lend it him—he was to have the money and I the ring—I did not put it on my finger, I put it in my pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-148" type="given" value="NICHOLAS"/>NICHOLAS LEWIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 576). I was with the last witness, and found the prisoner at London-bridge Station; I took him, and found on him two other rings, each marked 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., similar to what the prosecutor has.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY BORLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker and jeweller, and live in London-wall—the extreme value of these rings is 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a piece, they are made of brass and gilt—here is the imitation of a mark on this—the mark is generally the word "Love."</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-186-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 49.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES SMITH</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530103-187-offence-1 t18530103-name-151"/>William Apps</persName>, </rs>
<hi rend="italic">upon which no evidence was offered.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-187-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530103-188-offence-1 t18530103-name-153"/>Alfred Cash</persName>, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-154" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED CASH</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at No. 2, Princes-street, Whitechapel, the prisoner is my own brother; I would not wish to hurt him. On Wednesday night, 8th Dec., I was seated at home with my wife, by the fire, about half past 10 o'clock, my wife had her shoes and stockings off: in comes my mother, and she said, "Alfred, your brother wants you;" I said, "I am not going out to-night"—my brother came in and said, "What have you got to talk about me?"—my wife said, "Nothing
<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi>"—he made no more ado but
<hi rend="italic">up</hi> with his fist and struck her on the nose, and it was cut—I cannot say whether he had anything in his hand, but it was cut open and bleeding—I was in the passage when the blow was struck, and my mother and my brother's wife were holding me, preventing me from getting to my wife—I tried to get to her, and I at last got away and went to my wife's assistance; and during the time I was making the way to my wife, I received a blow on the forehead from my brother—I did not fall but I staggered; took my brother by the handkerchief and held him, and Mr. Greenwood held him, a gentleman who lived upstairs—I did not at any time see a knife in the prisoner's hand—before this was done, I had not given him any provocation at all—I was sitting quietly by the fire with my wife—the prisoner might have had a little drop, but he did not seem as if he had—we had had two pints of half and half, and a quartern of gin and cloves—he appeared a little the worse—I went to Mr. Mears, and had my wound dressed—it is now nicely, and well, thank God for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then he was not drunk at the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not fall down—I caught him by the handkerchief and struggled—I gave him no provocation—he and I had been attending a summons at Worship-street that day, about a
<hi rend="italic">dolly</hi>—we went to a public house to drink—he asked me to go home to tea with him, and he said that after tea he would go home with me to tell my wife where we had been—I went home with him, and when we had sat down to tea my wife came in—she did not call my brother a thief, and my mother a—my brother did not ask my wife to come in, and have a cup of tea and be comfortable—I did not go outside, and knock my own mother down—I did not go outside the room—my mother was outside the room—on my oath I did not go outside and knock her down, and call her a w—I did not go in the road, pull off my coat and hat and say I would fight my brother in the street—I and my wife left my brother's place, and went home together—we were not quarrelling all the way home—I left my brother's house to go home with my wife, About 8 o'clock—my mother came into my room first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On your oath, did not your mother ask you, in your brother's presence, why you had called her a w—, and did not your brother ask your wife why she had called him a thief?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he said, "What have you got to talk about me?"—my wife did not say to him, "If you do not go out of my place, I will cut your b—y head with the poker"—she did not make a blow at him with a poker—I did not jump up while he was resisting that blow, and seize him by the neckcloth and nearly strangle him—he called out," For God's sake, bring a knife to cut the handkerchief?"—the knife was brought and it cut the handkerchief, but that was after I had received the blow—when the handkerchief was cut and loose, I did not hit him in the eye—my wife did not strike him two or three times with the poker—my wife did not throw a cup out of her hand—there was no cup at all on the table—it was dark, I did not see anything at all in my brother's hand—my brother did not say to my wife, "Can you prove me to be a thief?"—(Mr.</p>
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<p>Greenwood was there)—she did not say, "No, I cannot"—he said, "What have you to say about me?"—I said to my brother, "Walk out of my place, I will have no piece of work here"—when my mother came into the room, she said my brother wanted me—after my mother and brother were both in the room, I told my brother to walk out, but what my mother said to me I cannot tell with the
<hi rend="italic">bother</hi>—I cannot tell that it was not, "Why did you call me a w—?"</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear her ask you that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you had got hold of the prisoner by the handkerchief, then he called for the knife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but I had at that time got the wound—my wife is not here—she was confined at 6 o'clock on Sunday, and she is now in bed, quite unable to come here—I was present when she was examined—the prisoner was present—he did not ask her any questions.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18530103-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18530103-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-155" type="given" value="JOHN PETER"/>JOHN PETER GREENWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet maker, and live at No. 2, Princes-street. On this occasion I was sitting in my room, which adjoins to the witness's room—I heard some persons go in their room, and I heard the prisoner ask Mrs. Cash whether she could prove him a thief—Mrs. Cash said, "No, I cannot"—I heard him then call Mrs. Cash a b—y w—Mrs. Cash said, "I am no more a w—than your wife is"—the prisoner said again he would break her b—y nose—the prosecutor directly said, "Go out of my place"—I heard a good deal of scuffling, and noisy words—I afterwards heard a cry of murder! from Mrs. Cash—I ran out of the room with the candle, and my wife too—I looked in their room, and in the corner I saw the prisoner with Mrs. Cash in front of him—he was punching her on the face, towards the nose and eyes, with his fist—I did not see anything in his hand—I ran in directly, and collared hold of him—she was bleeding very much from the nose—the prosecutor was being held by the prisoner's wife and mother, away from where the others were, close by the door—the prosecutor did not at all try to get to his wife—I gave the prisoner into his hands, and then took his wife into my room—I did not see anything done to the prosecutor—I had gone out of the room with the wife—I heard the prisoner say," Give me a knife!"—I saw the prosecutor at that time—he was not wounded then—he was holding his brother's neckhandkerchief—I had been out, and come back—the prisoner called for a knife, and I believe his wife brought one—he said, "Cut it"—when I saw the prisoner made to the door I got before him, and sent for a policeman—I had been out of the room about three or four minutes—I went in the room where the wife was—when the policeman came, I went into the room with him, and the prosecutor was cut on the forehead.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you heard the knife called for, was not the prosecutor holding the prisoner tight by the handkerchief?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the knife was called for, to cut the handkerchief—after that I saw the knife in the prisoner's hand, but I did not see it used—the mother was in the room at the time. '</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The first time you saw the prosecutor bleeding was when you came in afterwards with the policeman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I had not seen him bleeding before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-156" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MEARS</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, and live in Brick-lane, Spitalfields. On 8th Dec, about 10 o'clock, the prosecutor was brought to me—he had a clean incised wound on the forehead, and a punctured wound on the temple—the length of the incised wound was about an inch—it had been caused by some cutting instrument—the bone of his wife's nose was fractured.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Would the edge of a piece of crockery have made that incised wound?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it might.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What sort of a wound was that on the temple?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should suppose it had been done with some instrument with a sharp point—it had bled very much—it could not have been done without an instrument—he was smothered with blood.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-157" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAZARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 218), I took the prisoner—he appeared to be sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-158" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN CASH</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the prosecutor and the prisoner—I am the mother of fifteen of them—I remember the day when my sons had been attending at Worship-street, about a
<hi rend="italic">Dolly</hi>—it was on a Wednesday—I went that day to William Cash's house—I was with him all day—I was with them when they were drinking—Alfred is the eldest; he is nearly thirty-one—William is twenty-nine—Alfred went to tea with William; when he came from Worship-street, be went home with us and had a cup of tea—as soon as tea was over Alfred's wife came in, hallooing and scolding—William said nothing at all to her—she came in with her mouth open, abusing her own husband—I said to her, "Esther, come in and be comfortable with us?"—she would not, and she called me
<hi rend="italic">out of my name</hi>, but I looked over that—after tea was over and Alfred was gone home, I went with my son William to Alfred's lodging—Alfred was lying on the table—I said, "Alfred here is your brother William" the answer he made was, "I have drunk enough already"—Alfred's wife jumped up at him, and Alfred jumped up and began fighting—I said, "In the name of God don't fight"—there was no light, and Alfred turned round and knocked me down—I did not take any notice of that, as they had been drinking—I thought he knew no better—they had no light, and I could not see what happened after that—I stald till the policeman took William away—they held him so tight that they were obliged to get a knife and cut the handkerchief, or he would have been choked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you afterwards see the prosecutor with a wound on his head?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not before he was in the station house—I saw it then—it was so dark I could not see what was done in the room—I know who it was knocked me down, because one was inside and the other was outside—the fire was alight—I came with the prisoner's wife into Alfred's room—they were sitting quietly by the fire—Alfred said to the others, "Get out of my place!"—I did not see William go up and strike Alfred's wife—I did not hear her call out "Murder!" but it was said so by the people in the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean to say that you did not yourself, with your daughter, hold Alfred Cash in the room on one side, to prevent his getting near his wife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, Sir, I did not—I did not hold him away from his wife—I only said, "In the name of God, don't fight!"—I did not hear a call of "Murder!"—I did not see Greenwood till I saw him at the station—some one brought a light in the room, but I did not see it—I saw my son at the station—I saw the blood on his face, that is all I saw—I swear I did not prevent him from going to his wife's assistance—all I said was, "In the name of God don't fight I"—I do not know whether William's wife, who came with me, did anything to Alfred—all I know was I was knocked down—I was struck on my side—I cannot say where the other brother was when I was pushed down—I was in the room, but a mob came in—I have had no quarrel with Alfred.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18530103-189-offence-1 t18530103-name-162"/>William Cook</persName>, fixed to a building; and </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANTHONY PUGH</hi> </persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-164" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WORTH</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman to Mr. William Cook and others, in St. Paul's Churchyard. I have seen Reardon, Sullivan, and Flynn on the works at that immense building in St. Paul's Churchyard, opposite the south door of St. Paul's Church—on the evening of 20th Dec. I saw three men go up and down the ladders between 6 and 8 o'clock at night, and they crossed some boards, and pulled some lead off a house belonging to Mr. William Cook—in consequence of what I saw I set Joyce and another man to watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PULLEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know Mr. Pugh's place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, only for a few months—I did not notice it before these buildings were going on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-165" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JOYCE</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Messrs. Cook and Co. In consequence of what was told me by the last witness, I watched the premises—I saw Sullivan go up the ladder—he stopped between five and ten minutes, cutting the lead—I do not know whether it was with a knife or what—Sullivan came down across the plank and down the ladder—Flynn then went up, and when he came down Sullivan went up again, and was cutting the lead again—he put a piece under each arm and brought it down—Reardon was standing at the foot of the ladder—he took the lead of them—I watched them, and never lost sight of them till they carried the lead into the marine store shop—Reardon is the man that carried it—both he and Sullivan went into the shop—Flynn followed them in—the shop is ten or twelve yards from the building—I had the policeman waiting in Swan-passage—I beckoned him, and said that all three were in the house—before he got dose to the house Flynn came out, and he caught him by the collar, and took him into the house—the other two prisoners were there—the officer said to the marine store dealer, "I demand that lead that these men have sold"—he stooped down behind the counter, and picked it up, and said, "Here is the lead; I have asked them where they got it from, and they told me they found it in the rubbish, and Flynn came in and said, 'It is all right, master'"—the policemen took these three men to the station—Flynn lives next door to the marine store dealer's—this is the lead which the three men had—it weight 15 lbs.—I cannot say how long Flynn has lived next door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Can you tell how long Mr. Pugh has kept the marine store shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I knew nothing of him before; I knew he had a shop there—when I went in, the lead was given up instantly—after we came from the station we found one piece of lead of 10 lbs. or 12 lbs. on the plank that they all crossed over, and there was another piece of 18 lbs. found on the top of the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Reardon. Q.</hi> Where did you see me take this lead from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From the bottom of the ladder, about a foot or two from it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LEWIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 358). About 7 o'clock that night the last witness called my attention—I went to the marine store dealer's—I saw one of the prisoners coming out of the shop, the other two were in—I took Flynn back, and asked the marine store dealer for the lead which these men had sold—Pugh stooped down under the counter, and said. "Here it is"—I asked him how many pounds it weighed—he said 15lbs., and he gave 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You have known this marine store shop a long time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The last year and a half—I have not been in London longer than that.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When was it you first saw Pugh there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About ten months ago—the buildings have been begun about eight months.</p>
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<interp inst="t18530103-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BLEACH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>). I was watching Pugh's premises on the morning of 21st Dec.—I saw a cart in Sermon-lane, Doctors'-commons, about 20 minutes before 7 o'clock—I made inquiries of the carman, and took possession of the lead—I took it to the station—I showed the lead to Mr. Co