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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SALOMONS, MAYOR. NINTH 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, July</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1856.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUNTER</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OSCAR KINGSTON</hi> </persName> were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18560707-672-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18560707-672-offence-1 t18560707-name-3"/>John Joseph Dethier</persName>, and stealing therein 3 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes, and other monies, amounting to 565
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18560707-672-offence-1 t18560707-name-4"/>Meaburn Staniland</persName>—2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-5" type="given" value="MEABURN"/>MEABURN STANILAND</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of Boston, in Lincolnshire. On 19th March I sent my clerk, Mr. Shout, to receive change for a cheque—I received from him the amount of 565
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—among it, I believe, were three 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, I noticed that there were Bank of England notes to that amount, but I could not positively speak to the numbers of them—after receiving them I came up to London by the Great Northern Railway—I counted the notes over from Mr. Shout, put them in a canvas bag, and put them in ay trowsers pocket—I left at half past 6 o'clock that evening—I arrived at the Great Northern station in town at half past 9 o'clock—there were three gentlemen in the same railway carriage with me, two of whom I knew intimately, the other not so well, but I knew him as clerk to Mr. Glutton, of Whitehall-place, and I have seen him since—I went to the Great Northern Hotel—I went to bed about a quarter past 10 o'clock—my room was No. 46—I locked the door of my bedroom, and left the key in the lock—I got up about half past 7 o'clock, breakfasted, and then went to No. 3, Raymond's-buildings, Gray's Inn—I got there at a quarter to 9 o'clock—on putting my hand into my pocket, I found that the money was gone—that was my first intimation of my loss—I stopped the notes at the bankers', and telegraphed into the country.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Kingston</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Which pocket was the money put into?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> My right hand trowsers pocket—I advertised my loss both in London and in the country—in the country I advertised it as supposed to be lost in Boston, and in London, near the Great Northern Railway—in coming up by the train, I got out at Peterborough, and had a cup of tea at the counter of the station, but no person except a friend was by my side or near me—I did not give out my things at the iun to be brushed—my things appeared in the morning just as I had left them at night, I did nofc notice any alteration—they Jay on a chair, my coat first then my waistcoat, and my trowsers at the top, nothing else; the chair was not near my bed, but on the other side of the room—when I say my trowsers were uppermost, I mean that is my usual mode of depositing my clothes—I do not think I put my handkerchief or shirt over them—I could not see the chair without turning round in my bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Howard.</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> About what hour did you receive the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About half past 2 o'clock—I did not think more of it till I was in Raymond-buildiugs; I am in the habit of carrying large sums of money—after receiving it at my office at Boston, I went direct to my house, which is about three-quarters of a mile or a mile from my office I—I was in my office from half past 2 o'clock till 4—I walked to my house—I then went to the station, that is about a mile, I went in my own convey
<lb/>ance—Wednesday is market day at Boston—I did not notice anything unusual in the number of persons leaving by the train, it was the expres train, which is not generally very well filled—I breakfasted next morning I should say, within five minutes of 8 o'clock—I did not notice any one else at breakfast—I arrived at Rayniond's-buildings at a quarter to 9 o'clock, and then missed the notes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say you knew the persons who came up with you to London?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—no other persons got in, two persons got out at Spalding, and one gentleman got in, who came with me to town—I had not to remain on the platform at Boston for any time—it so happened that I went into the waiting room until the train came in from Lincoln—I stayed there three or four minutes, but there were no persons in the room with me, and from the room I walked direct across the platform to the carriage, and on arriving at the Great Northern station I gave the porter my carpet bag, and walked by his side to the hotel, and no one was near me—I not alone in the coffee room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-6" type="given" value="DAVID PICKWORTH"/>DAVID PICKWORTH WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to the Stamford and Spalding Banking Company, at Boston. On 19th March I paid a cheque to Mr. Shout, clerk to Mr. Staniland—I paid him three 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes—I have the numbers of them on this paper, which I brought from Boston—they are numbers 04258, 06403, and 50429—I find the name of Moore, one of our customers, from whom two of them were taken, written on them—I at the same time gave Mr. Shout twenty 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes of the Stamford and Spalding Bank, payable at Barclay's, and the rest of the money in cash.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I do not understand you to say that these are the notes you paid to Mr. Shout?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> These are the notes, I can identify them by my handwriting which appears upon two of them—I paid no other 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes away that day, nor the day before, to the best of my recollection—I would not undertake to swear that I did not, but I believe not—we always make an entry of the Bank of England notes we receive, and when we pay them we make an entry on the cheque, of the amount, but not of the numbers—this was a cheque on our own house—it is not the</p>
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<p>custom in country banks to enter the numbers of the notes we pay—I can identify these as the notes I paid to Mr. Staniland'a clerk by my hand
<lb/>writing on them—these were the only notes we had in the bank at that time bearing these particular names; these are the names of the parties from whom I received them; we received two of them on 8th March, and I added them to our reserve parcel of Bank of England notes—when we pay them away, we enter the amount to the credit of the party, but not the numbers—on 8th March I received three 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes—to the best of my recollection, at that time there were only five 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes in the Bank parcel—I will not swear positively—I could not tell by the books what exact number of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes there were at that time, but I think there may have been five; the other two, I believe, were not parted with until afterwards—I do not know what became of them, I cannot recollect to whom they were paid, or whether I received them, or what names were on them—I better neither of those notes had the name of Moore on them; to the best of my knowledge and belief; we had no other notes marked with the name of William Moore—I carefully examined our books for some time previous to this affair—I have one book here, in which we make of our cash, to prove the alteration in the Bank of England parcel every night; that will not bell the numbers of the notes, only the total amount, not the amount of each note—I have no book that will tell me the numbers of the notes that I paid to Mr. Staniland's clerk on the 19th—I identify these notes by the name of Moore on them in my handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you here what is called the fillet on which you make the memorandum of the bank notes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have—I made the entry at the time I received the notes—on 8th Marsh I received three 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes from Mr. Moore, among other money—I wrote his name on those three notes—I received monies on his account afterwards, but no 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note after that—Mr. Barney, our manager, was standing at my elbow when I paid the cheque to Mr. Shout.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When before 8th March did you receive any 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note from Mr. Moore?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have examined the books for some time previously, and can find no such entry—I have no recollection of it—I cannot exactly say at what date the fillet commences, but some time previous to this entry—I connect the three 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes with the 8th March by the balancing book—I made the entry on the fillet at the time I entered the three 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes in this book, that night—the entry on 8th March shows an increase of 340
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in Bank of England notes—there is no description of the notes—the three 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes received from Mr. Moore formed a portion of that—I speak of that from recollection.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BARNEY</persName> </hi>. I am manager of this bank. I was present on 19th March when a cheque for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd was paid by Mr. Wright to Mr. Stout, Mr. Staniland's clerk—he applied to me how he should pay it—I desired him to pay it in three 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes, and the rest in our own notes, and I distinctly recollect seeing the name of William Moore on the face of one of the notes, handed across from my clerk to Mr. Staniland's clerk, if not on two—Mr. Moore is a corn merchant, and a customer of ours—on 8th March he had paid in 385
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I heard of the loss on the Thursday, the 20th, the day it was discovered—I told Mr. Staniland's clerk, who applied to me, that we could not then give him the numbers of the notes, but on examining the parcel I found only two 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes remaining, and neither of those bore the name of William Moore—since the payment of Mr. Staniland's</p>
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<p>cheque, and before the 8th, one 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note had been paid in, and deducted from the stock; that was paid to Messrs. Browning and Co. on 11th March—from the time Mr. Moore paid in the three 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes nntil 11th March, no 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note had been paid ont of the bank; but on 11th March one was added to it, making the total the same; that wag received from our Wakefield agency, and added to the stock of bank notes—alto gether, there would appear to be five 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes—I did not count them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> you do not undertake to swear that the notes paid to Mr. Staniland's clerk had the name of Moore on them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> One, if not two—I am not certain as to two, I am quite positive as to one—I saw my clerk take them out of the bank fillet, and I said, "Give three"—I saw the name of Moore, because my attention was directed to the top note; perhaps I did not see them spread out, I saw the name of Moore on the top note, and I took no further notice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you find the name of Moore on those two note?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; they are in Mr. Wright's writing—this other 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note paid to Browning has also the name of Moore on it—there were three notes with Mr. Moore's name on them, on the 11th; one was taken from the pareal and paid to Messrs. Browning—I do not know how to distinguish that note from the other two.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-8" type="given" value="DAVID PICKWORTH"/>DAVID PICKWORTH WEIGHT</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This third note bears the name of George Crow, our Wakefield agent, on the back of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM POOLE"/>WILLIAM POOLE SHOUT</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Staniland. On 19th March I took two cheques to the Boston bank, and received 565
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for them—I gave to Mr. Staniland what I had received from the bank; there were three 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes among them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LISSAMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter in the coffee room at the Great Northern Hotel, Kings-cross. I have seen the prisoner Kingston at the Great Northern Hotel—I saw him there on the morning of 20th March, between 8 and 9 o'clock, he was breakfasting in the coffee room—a person named Branch was with him; I know nothing further of Branch than seeing him in the coffee room—I have since seen him at Manchester in custody—I saw Branch first at our hotel—I did not see him come down, I saw him come from the passage into the coffee room—it was from a quarter of an hour to twenty minutes after that, that I saw Kingston—Branch called for his breakfast previous to Kingston coming down, but he waited some little time; they ate at the same table—Branch had a small black leathern bag—when Branch came down he waited some little time, he said he had friends coming'down—he did not order his breakfast at the moment, he waited until, I might say, his patience was exhausted, and then he gave his order for his breakfast, and during that time Kingston came down, and he likewise ordered his breakfast—he was in the room with him a short time; he did not remain more than a quarter of an hour after Kingston came down; they left the coffee room together—I do not remember how they left the hotel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you ever seen either of then before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not to my knowledge—I know this was on the 20th, because we were very busy at the time; we generally know who is in the home, in fact, we have to be accountable for the persons being in the house—my attention was called to this a fortnight or three weeks afterwards—we con
<lb/>stantly have people hurrying in and out—I cannot speak as to either of these persons sleeping there that night—one gentleman will sometimes join</p>
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<p>another at breakfast, but the prisoners bad taken apartments in the house—we sometimes have fifty persons in the house, and sometimes 200 or 300—I hare seen other bags tike this.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that two or three weeks elapsed, where did you see them then?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At Manchester; I went there and found them in custody—I beard of the robbery about half an hour afterwards, Mr. Stani
<lb/>land was in the room—when I heard of this, I recollected that this man had been there and went down to Manchester, and recognised Blanch momentarily.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You did not see Branch come down stain, but you saw him in the passage leading from the inside of the house into the coffee room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—that is the same passage which a person would use in coming from out of doors—I could not tell whether they had come down stein or not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-11" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EMERY</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of No. 46, Regent-street. I know King
<lb/>ston—on 20th Feb., he gave me an order for goods, which were to be sent to his address, at Morley's Hotel—they were paid for—on, I think, 20th March, he came again, about 11 o'clock in the morning, and asked me for change for a 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I told him we had not as much in the house, but I would send and get change for it—I did so—I endorsed it, "Emery and Co., March 20th"—that enables me to speak perfectly as to the date—(
<hi rend="italic">The note was numbered</hi> 04258
<hi rend="italic">and had the name of Moore on it</hi>)—I sent it to our bankers, the Union Bank, Charing-cross Branch, and the money was brought back and given to Kingston—it was five 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, and ten 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, I think.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the clothes sent to Morley's Hotel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, by our man—I did not take them—Kingston was about half an hour in the shop when he came for the change—I do not think he said that he was still at Morley's Hotel, we did not ask him—I had not changed another 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note for anybody about that time—I am sure I put down the day correctly; I am not in the habit of making mistakes, and do not think I can be wrong—I do not think it could be the 19th or 21st—I go by my writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-12" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CARSTAIRS</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to the Charing-cross Branch of the Union Bank. Emery and Co. have an account there—I have my book here—on 20th March I changed a 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note for Messrs. Emery, No. 04258, 27th Jan., 1853—I gave for it five tens and ten fives, the tens were num
<lb/>bered 00183 to 00187 consecutively, and dated 8th Feb., 1856.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you make this entry at the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-13" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS AYBUD</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Bult and Co., money changers, of Cheapside. On 27th March a person came for 600 American dollars; he gave me this 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note with the name of "A. Hall" on it, which was written in my presence by him, and 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in Boston notes—I cannot recognise the man here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any entry in your books about this transaction?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Merely a memorandum of 600 American dollars sold for 125
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the number of the note—I entered the number in my note book within half an hour after—I am not aware that I received any other notes during the half hour before I made the entry; I cannot say for certain—if I received other 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, all the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes would not have been put together; perhaps I did not receive any more, but when I made this entry the Boston notes and these notes were together, and I pot them into a drawer to pay into Robarte', where we bank—the Boston notes had</p>
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<p>been lying on my desk—there were other clerks there; they would not have taken the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note if they wanted one, all notes are taken out of the till, they would not pay any note away before it was entered—I swear that the man wrote this on it, I saw him write it; I swear that positively—I believe these are the Boston notes that I took from the same person—they were like these, and I find my writing on them, "J. Hall, Morley's Hotel"—the man wrote "A. Hall," I do not know how I came to write "J. Hall"—I only wrote that on one of them, the outside note of the roll, and they were put together into the box—I can only identify this one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> They were all paid into Robarts'?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it is our practice to take bank notes in this way from people we know nothing of, and to any amount—we ask the persons who bring notes to write their names on them—I saw him write this "A. Hall, Hurley's Hotel"—he looked like a foreigner—I cannot say that the spelling brings to my mind that he looked like a foreigner—there was nothing peculiar in his countenance, but I judged him to be an American, being in the habit of seeing a great many Ameri
<lb/>cans; not from his voice, but from his general appearance (
<hi rend="italic">The witness was directed to fetch his books.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-14" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-14" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-14" type="surname" value="SPIELMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-14" type="given" value="ADAM"/>ADAM SPIELMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 79, Lombard-street, and carry on the business of a money changer. On 11th April, a person came and wanted 1,000 dollars in American gold, and presented these-notes in exchange—I saw him write his name on one of them, "A. Howard, Morley's Hotel" (
<hi rend="italic">These notes were numbered</hi> 50429 and 06403,
<hi rend="italic">the first having on it the name of Grow, and the second that of Moore; the</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">note was numbered</hi> 00187)—these notes were paid into our bankers, Messrs. Robarts—we are in the habit of changing notes of that large amount to strangers, they merely write their names on the back—if they are larger notes than 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. we frequently send first to the Bank of England, to see whether they are detained.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would not your business be almost stopped if you were to examine into the character of every man who offered a 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We generally take them in the course of business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know what time in the day it was?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> As near as I can recollect, about the middle of the day—I cannot say whether I had received any other 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes that day—I did not ask the man to write his name on it, I take it for granted that one of the book keepers did—I cannot exactly recollect whether I saw him write it, but if I did not, the book keeper did.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You said that you saw him write it; did he write it in your presence, or did he not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I could not say positively—the book keeper's name is Elmore—he is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you present?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was, and received the note from the person—he applied to the book keeper in the first instance, and then came to me—I know that he signed the note at the time, but whether in my presence or the book keeper's I do not know—there was a pen and ink on the counter—as near as I can recollect, I waited for the note while it was written, but whether I asked him to do it or not, I cannot say—I do not recollect whether I looked at the notes before I gave out the gold—the book keeper handed the note to me, and I gave him the gold, but I cannot recollect whether I saw the note before I gave him the gold.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-15" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-15" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-15" type="surname" value="ALTHON"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-15" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ALTHON</persName> </hi>. I am hall porter at Morley's Hotel, Charing-cross which is very much frequented by natives of the United States. I have my register here—on 19th Feb. the prisoner Kingston came—this entry, "Oscar Kingston, New York," was written by the gentleman himself, and</p>
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<p>he then took up his residence in the hotel—I find no entry of the name of Howard on the 25th—I remember Howard coming on the 25th, but it may hare happened that he was not in the room, or we might have been engaged otherwise, and did not ask him to enter his name—he appeared to be acquainted with Kingston; sometimes American gentlemen are glad to know when their friends arrive; I mentioned to him that Mr. Howard had arrived, and he said, "Oh, has he?"—I said that I had placed him in the next room to him, No. 28—they both left together coo, I think, the 29th—during those six days they were together, they had their meals together, and associated together, as far as I was able to see—they stated that they were going to Paris, and they were evidently going there, because they had obtained their passports—they left together in a coo—on 10th April, Howard returned—he stopped there that night, and left on the 11th, wishing me to take care of his letters—he asked, when he arrived on the 10th, if I had any letters for him—I did not recollect that I had, but he looked over the letter stand, and found one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You are not much in the coffee room, as porter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am facing it—I am hall porter, and am in and but of the coffee room and the hall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose a great many Americans come there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; when they get friendly they generally dine and breakfast together.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-16" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-16" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-16" type="surname" value="BRANSOME"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-16" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BRANSOME</persName> </hi>. I am hall porter at the Great Northern Hotel. I know Howard, he took a bed there on 10th April, and gave the name of West; I do not think he slept there—there is not the least doubt that he slept there on the night of the 11th and 12th, for he booked
<hi rend="italic">his call</hi>—it would not be my duty to call him—I did not hear him give directions when he was to be called—I do not recollect seeing him on the night of the 11th; I saw him on the morning of the 12th—the bell was rung for his boots between 5 and 6 o'clock, and I saw him go away between 6 and 7 o'clock—when I first saw him he was in the entrance to the hall; he asked me to brash him, I think—he had no boots on when he first came down, and he told the chambermaid that he wanted them—he appeared in a hurry, and went away in
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, which was fetched for him—he would not want a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> to go to our station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you seen him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe so, but will not say for certain before 10th April—I was examined before the Magistrate—I heard him tell the young lady at the bar that las name was West, and she took it on a slate—she is not here—he had refused to give his name to me—I was within one or two yards of him; there was not a crowd in the bar—I did not see him again till he was at Clerkenwell Police Court, it might be a fortnight or three weeks afterwards—Mr. Stani
<lb/>land asked me to go there—he did not ask me if I could identify a foreigner, he told me that I was going to identify a man who gave the name of West, who had occupied apartments, and I went and saw him in open Court—I believe they asked me if that was the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you the slightest doubt that that is the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I swear to that man taking apartments in the name of West; when he got out of the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, I asked him if he wanted apartments, he said, "I have not got into the hotel yet," and when he got in, he said, "I do not know whether I want apartments or not, pay that man;" "What shall I pay him?" "Pay him his fare, and nothing but the fare;" "Where from?" "Waterloo station"—I then followed him, and heard him give the name of</p>
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<p>West—the next day he came into the hotel with a loose cape over his shoulders, smoking—I told him that smoking was not allowed in the hotel that there was a smoking room; he said, "I do not want to go to the smoking room, there is a coffee room."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He came on the 10th, and you saw him again on the morning of the 11th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the afternoon of the 11th, about 3 or 4 o'clock—I next saw him in the morning—I paid 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, and he repaid me about 3 o'clock on the same day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-17" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-17" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-17" type="surname" value="ZANKER"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-17" type="given" value="BANI"/>BANI ZANKER</persName> </hi>. I am an Englishman, and come from Leicestershire, my parents are farm labourers. I am a waiter at the Great Northern Hotel—on 10th April, Howard came there and engaged a room, but I do not think he slept there—on the next night he went up stairs to bed, and gave orders to be called at half past seven—I have the porter's call book in my pocket, with the call in it—persona are called by the, night porter, who gives the bed lights—I stood in the hall, but did not distinctly hear him give the order to be called—he came down first without shoes, and then with, he had been inquiring for his boots, and I sent the porter up—he came down and had his breakfast, and wanted to know when he was going to have his breakfast, as he was in a great hurry to go—his boots were brought to him afterwards, they were cleaned by the night porter—he sent down by the night porter who took up his boots, to take up breakfast for him, and he went and had his breakfast; while he was having it, Mr. Taylor, who was as near to me as the second gentleman on my right, spoke to me, he was going to pay his bill before he left, and said, "Waiter, there has been a robbery I think here, some one has taken money out of my room in the night" (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected thai this evidence referred to a different trans
<lb/>action, and it was not pursued further</hi>)—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the lock and key of room No. 46; I stood by the carpenter this morning while he took it off—Mr. Dethier, the proprietor of the hotel, took out the key.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Everybody leaves in a hurry, do not they?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—it surprises me to see people leave in a hurry when they pay for a breakfast and do not eat it; he ate a very small quantity, but I believe if Mr. Taylor had not spoken to me he would have eaten more.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that he paid for his breakfast, and did not eat it; when Mr. Taylor said something, what happened?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The man dropped down his toast, and then asked me for his bill, it was 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he gave me half a sovereign and went immediately to the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—he was the last of the three down, and the first of the three off.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-18" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-18" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-18" type="surname" value="MORAN"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-18" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN MORAN</persName> </hi>. In April, 1856, I was Secretary to the American legation—I have seen both the prisoners at the embassy, but am not positive whether I have seen them together.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-19" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-19" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-19" type="surname" value="POLLARD"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-19" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY POLLARD</persName> </hi>. I served this notice on Howard, on 17th June—(
<hi rend="italic">This was a notice to produce a passport, granted to Allan Howard, at Washington.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you serve it personally on him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, in the prison.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-20" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-20" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-20" type="surname" value="MORAN"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-20" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN MORAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">in continuation</hi>). Whether they came together or not, Kingston handed me two passports, one of which was Allen Howard's, and the other this one (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they both bore the same date, Washing
<lb/>ton, 1st Feb., 1856—I returned them both after I had
<hi rend="italic">vise</hi> them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was one in the name of Oscar King
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I, have seen Howard there, and I think he came for a passport on 28th Feb.—I did not give him a passport, he came to have it</p>
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<hi rend="italic">vise</hi>—my belief is that the two men came together, at all events Kingston handed me two passports.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted, that a notice served on a prisoner in goal was net sufficient, but that it should also be served on hit solicitor. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having referred to the case of Reg.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Robinson, Sessions Paper, vol.</hi> xxxii.,
<hi rend="italic">page</hi> 744,
<hi rend="italic">decided that notice upon the prisoner was sufficient.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the passports consecutive numbers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; granted at Washington, Feb. 1st, and I dated them 21st Feb., and numbered them consecutively at the legation here—they were
<hi rend="italic">vise</hi> for France, and throughout the continent; it is a general passport which will enable an American to go throughout the world—they would not require to have a passport from the French ambassador, only the
<hi rend="italic">vise</hi>, which is here, and is dated the same day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then a name is given and put down in the passport?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—a person cannot give whatever name he likes, we always require proof.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose a great many Americans opine to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, according to the season—they do not come in pairs, unless they are acquainted—if they had met at the same hotel there might be a certain kind of acquaintance, and they would be likely to come together—the pass
<lb/>ports show that they were consecutively
<hi rend="italic">vise</hi>, and the record shows it also this one is 11,058—I know that Howard's passport is consecutive, because it is on the record of the legation; I have entered it, and have made a transcript of it, which I have in my pocket—a passport was handed to me on 28th Feb., it was Allan Howard's, and numbered 11,657—I do not recol
<lb/>lect without looking at the record that that was the number of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Although you may not recollect the number do you recollect the fact that the two passports were consecutive numbers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and that I consecutively numbered them on that day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-21" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-21" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-21" type="surname" value="ELSAP"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-21" type="given" value="SUSMAN"/>SUSMAN ELSAP</persName> </hi>. I am a native of Denmark, and am in the employ of Mr. Spielman, in Lombard-street I remember a person coming to change a bank note, but do not recollect that this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the note—I do not recollect that I saw him write on it—I noticed the man, but should not know him again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-22" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-22" type="surname" value="WOOLF"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-22" type="given" value="GEORGE PHILIP"/>GEORGE PHILIP WOOLF</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter at the Queen's Hotel, Liverpool I know the farthest prisoner from me by the name of Allen—he came there on 13th April, in the afternoon, and stayed till the Saturday after—while he was there I posted this letter for him (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Mr. James, Moriey's Hotel. Dear Sir, you will have the goodness to have all the letters directed to Allen Howard, sent to Havre, France. (Signed) Allan Howard ")—when he went away he left this other letter on the mantelpiece (
<hi rend="italic">This was directed, R. E. Dicker, Esq., Queeris Hotel, Liverpool.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> That letter was found on the mantelpiece?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I found it on the mantelpiece—I saw him write it before he left, and knew the direction, because I paid particular attention to it—I furnished the note paper for it early in the morning, and had furnished note paper to no other person that morning, nor do I remember doing so the night before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he ask you for paper to write a lettsr?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; this paper has the stamp of the Queen's Hotel on it—the paper I gave him had this stamp on it; I saw him write, and about five minutes after
<lb/>wards found a letter on the mantelpiece—there were other gentlemen in the coffee room, but I did not supply them with any paper thai morning—there was no letter on the mantelpiece when he asked me for the paper.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you supply other persons with paper during the week?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I might—that would have the same stamp—I might have left the room for two or three minutes, when he was writing the letter, I had business to attend to; he did not leave the room at that time—I saw the letter on the mantelpiece five minutes after he left—I cannot undertake to say that some of the other persons in the room might not have put it there, but there was nobody else who would have put it there without telling me—I do not think anybody would have had it in their pocket, and put it there (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that it was not proved that the prisoner placed the letter on the shelf, and that therefore it could not be read. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">consi
<lb/>dered that it was admissible—Read</hi>: "R. E. Dicker, Esq., Queen's Hotel, Liverpool April, 1856: My dear friend, I am very sick, and there is now no use of my waiting here for you, as I am certain it will be all right with you; if I was not sure it would not be all right with you, I would stay, but I am certain it will be. The 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. will be good when you arrive: I will write as soon as I get home to No 10. From your old Mend, Old Man.")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-23" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-23" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-23" type="surname" value="EDDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-23" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN EDDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Langton, Scott, and Eddeo, wholesale druggists, Upper Thames-street. On Monday morning, 14th April, I was at Manchester on business—I was stopping at the Royal Hotel—I slept there that night—I do not recollect the number of my room; it was to something—I went to bed about 11 o'clock—I locked my room door—I had some money in my trowsers pocket—I was awoke about half put 2 o'clock in the morning, by finding a man at the foot of my bed—to the best of my belief, Kingston is the man; if I saw him in the same dress is which I saw him in my bedroom, I could in all probability swear to him; from the description I gave of him, he was taken in the hotel—I could not swear to him in that dress; he was dressed in a pair of drawers, and a tight
<lb/>fitting Jersey vest; I cannot tell whether they were flannel drawers; they were light-coloured ordinary drawers, and the Jersey the same—I called out, and he went out through the door—I gave an alarm, and the chamber
<lb/>maid and the
<hi rend="italic">boots</hi> came up immediately—I found that the money was gone from my pocket—I saw the chambermaid pick it up from the mat at my door—I jumped out of bed at once—I did not see the man turn any way—I lost sight of him immediately I got to the door, because the door was thrown back on my bed, which gave him time to escape; the head of the bed was against the door—I know he did not turn to the left, because the gallery was lighted with two gas lamps, and I should have seen him if he had run along the gallery—he either went up to the landing above, or down to the landing below—I slept on the middle landing—either one of those would take him to the right—I could see to the left, and he did not go that way; it is a long gallery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This occupied, I suppose, half a minute; you no sooner awoke than the person was out of the room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> dare say it would not exceed a minute.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-24" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-24" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-24" type="surname" value="WALKDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-24" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN WALKDEN</persName> </hi>. I am kitchen maid at the Royal Hotel, Manchester. On 16th April I was in bed, and heard a cry of robbery in the house—I went to my room door, and stood there for a moment; I was frightened to go any further, hearing the cry of "Murder!"—I then heard the cry of "Chambermaid and
<hi rend="italic">Boots</hi>, I am robbed!"—I ran to the banisters, looked over, and saw a man standing just at the top of the stairs, dressed in a white guernsey and drawers; he was on the third landing—Mr. Edden's room was on the second landing—a person going from that room to the third landing would turn to the right—I think Mr. Edden's room was No. 42; the</p>
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<p>prisoner slept in No. 40, on the third door—I should say he would have to go up more than a dozen stairs, but I never counted them—I saw the
<hi rend="italic">boots</hi>, or night porter, coming up the stairs from below, with a candle in his hand, and I called out to him, "
<hi rend="italic">Boots</hi>, bring your light to the third closet"—I said that loud enough for the man in white to hear me; the third closet is near where he was standing—the moment he heard my voice he went into his room, No. 40, and shut his door, and the bolt went
<hi rend="italic">slap</hi>—after that I heard the bolt again, and I saw the door open a little, but not sufficient to gee any one—I did not see him come out—I called the
<hi rend="italic">boots</hi> again, and the door went
<hi rend="italic">slap</hi> again—I took notice enough of the man in white to see who he was—that is the gentleman (
<hi rend="italic">pointing to Kingston.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have not always said so, I think?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I have—I was on the landing above the man—there were no banisters between us; he was opposite me—there was a large gas lamp burning on the third landing—the man stood between the room door and the banisters, as if he was looking over on to the landing below—I was on the landing above, just opposite him; I could see him quite plain—the door which I heard slam appeared to be the same door that he went in; the landing is only half a yard wide—I stood there all the time—I saw the gentleman next morning, about half-past 5 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Mayberry, the officer, there then?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he had him in custody; he came out of his room with him—he was then dressed—he looked up at me when I was on the landing—I saw his face very distinctly—I am quite certain he is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-25" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-25" type="surname" value="JOHNSTON"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-25" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN JOHNSTON</persName> </hi>. I was chambermaid at the Royal Hotel, Man
<lb/>chester, on Tuesday, 15th April I recollect Kingston sleeping there that night—he slept in No. 40—I saw him that night examining various doors, and I asked him what he was looking for—he said he was looking for No. 40, his own room—I told him it was a flight of stairs higher up—on the Thursday morning, the day after he was given into custody, about 9 o'clock, I was cleaning on the second landing, and found this pair of pliers (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they were under the mat at the foot of the stairs coming down from No. 40; I was lifting the mat up, and picked them up under it—Mr. Edden's door was the second door on the left hand side from it; in going from Mr. Edden's room to No. 40 you would pass over that mat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> There were a good many persons sleeping on the same landing, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there are ten bedrooms on the same landing—all of them were occupied—there were not many strangers there—there were ten persons on the landing above—there is one bedroom on the left of Mr. Edden's room, and two just opposite his door—a person going to either of those rooms would not be seen going to the left—I did not hear the alarm that night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-26" type="surname" value="MAYBERRY"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-26" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MAYBERRY</persName> </hi>. I am chief inspector of police at Manchester. On 16th April, between 3 and 4 o'clock in the morning, I went to the Royal Hotel—after making some inquiries, I went to the room No. 40—I found Kingston there—I told him who I was, and I then told him there had been a robbery committed in the house—he was not wholly dressed when I went in; he was partially dressed; he had his trowsers on; he was in his shirt sleeves; I believe it was a shirt that he had on—I noticed that he had three letters on his arm, of which I made a memorandum; they are "R. C. D."—they are blue letters, such as sailors mark themselves with—I received these pliers from Mr. Hollins, the landlord—I applied them to the key of the room No. 42, in which Mr. Edden slept—I could turn the key with</p>
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<p>them from the outside—I have tried several keys with it, and turned there—the lock of No. 42 was not a mortice lock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-27" type="surname" value="SHAW"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-27" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SHAW</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at M'Evers' steam packet office, Liverpool, I recognise Howard—on 18th April, he booked himself as a passenger to New York, by the
<hi rend="italic">Persia</hi>—this is his passage ticket (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—here is the name of "D. Allen" in my writing—I was instructed to write that name, not by the prisoner, but by the person whose duty it was to let the berth—Howard was present at the time—the person said to me in Howard's hear-ing, "Make a ticket for Mr. D." or, "B. Allen"—I made it out and give it to the prisoner—I never heard anything at all about the name of Howard until afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-28" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-28" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a detective officer, at Liverpool. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness was directed to apply the pliers to the key in the lock, which he did, and they turned the key with ease</hi>)—in consequence of information I received on 19th April, I went on board the
<hi rend="italic">Persia</hi>, she was then under weigh for New York—I there found the prisoner Howard—I said to him, "Good morning, Mr. Howard, how do you do?"—he said, "Very well"—I said, "Are you going out with us!" he said, "Yes"—I then said, "I want to see your luggage, to see your berth, to see if there is anything there that don't belong to you"—he said, "Yes," he would show me his berth—I searched him, and found this pas
<lb/>sage ticket on him—in a belt round him, I found 115
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in English gold, seventy-eight American twenty gold dollar pieces, thirty-two American tea gold dollar pieces, thirty-four five gold dollar pieces, two two and a half gold dollar pieces, forty-five one gold dollar pieces, and two quarter dollars in silver, and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in English silver; it amounted altogether to about 535
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I searched his luggage, and among it was this instrument (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have tried this to a door, it might answer the purpose of putting a key out of a door from the outside, where there is no projecting nipple—I have triad it to certain keys outside the doors, and found it to fit—nothing further passed between us that is material—I then took him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Might it not answer a great many purposes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I might—it has the appearance of a latch key; there are three fangs to it, one is wider than the others—I have never seen a key in this country like it for iron chests.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You found a diamond ring upon him, I believe?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I found two.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-29" type="surname" value="HOSKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-29" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOSKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller in High Holborn. I know Howard—he called on me about six weeks or two months ago, in the early part of April, accompanied by somebody, who I believe to be Kingston, but I can
<lb/>not say—he saw some rings, there was a conversation about buying a ring—no purchase was made then—Howard called again on Saturday, 12th April—I showed him a diamond ring—I think the price of it was 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said he wanted it for investment, to carry to the States, and sell again—previous to that he asked me if I knew a Mr. Levison, a diamond merchant, that was when he first came—on 12th April, he came alone; I concluded a bargain with him for a diamond ring with a single stone, which I sold him for four 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, two sovereigns, and another ring which I had in exchange—I have got that ring, it has not been claimed—this is the one that I sold him, there is a mark inside by which I know it—I believe he showed me another ring at the time—I paid those four Bank of England notes away, but I can
<lb/>not positively say to whom—I took no account of the numbers of the notes, except that they wero consecutive numbers, and they were quite fresh from the Bank—I did not notice the date of them—I know a Mr. Lovinger, in</p>
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<p>Red Lion-square—I cannot swear that I paid either of the notes to him, I believe there were no marks on the notes that I should know them by—I have on different occasions paid him money—I paid him some money shortly after, I have not the exact date—I paid Mr. Ryder, of High Holborn, some 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes—I kept no account of how many, there were two, I believe—I know a Mr. Woods—on 14th May, I paid a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, with others, into the Holborn branch of the London and Westminster Bank, to the account of Mr. Woods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure Howard is the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, the man that bought the ring—I cannot positively swear to the other.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-30" type="surname" value="LOVINGER"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-30" type="given" value="SIEGMUND"/>SIEGMUND LOVINGER</persName> </hi>. I am a German, and live in Bed Lion-square. I received several notes from Mr. Hoskins on different days, and I paid one of them to Alfred Scudamore, a carman—I had to pay Mr. Oonseil 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Mr. Hoskins gave me 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I paid 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of it to Soudamore—I do not remember whether there was a 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, I think there was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-31" type="surname" value="SOUDAMORE"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-31" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SOUDAMORE</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Mr. Conseil. I received a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note from Mr. Lovinger—I put it into my pocket, and gave it to Mr. Conseil.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you know that it was on 6th May?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because I went there, and ako to Cranbourn-street, Leicester
<lb/>square—I had never had a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in my hand before, nor have I since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-32" type="surname" value="CONSEIL"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-32" type="given" value="JAMES JOHN"/>JAMES JOHN CONSEIL</persName> </hi>. Scudamore brought me this note, No. 00183—I know it because I took the number of it—I paid it into the bank of London.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you make an entry of it in your book?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—my book is not here—I also paid in two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes and some cash, but no other 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-33" type="surname" value="MUNDAY"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-33" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MUNDAY</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier in the Bank of London. On 6th May I received this note from Mr. Conseil—I identify it as coming from him by my writing on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-34" type="surname" value="HOSKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-34" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOSKINS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I paid these two 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes to Mr. Ryder.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose yours is an extensive business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, very—I sometimes receive thirty, and sometimes fifty 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes in a week—I believe I paid some to Mr. Ryder on 8th May—I paid a great deal of money to other persons between 12th April and 8th May, but I had not sent any to my bankers—I did not receive a large number of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes between 12th April and 8th May—I said that I sometimes received fifty in a week—I sometimes take 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have a clear recollection that those which you had from the prisoner were consecutive numbers and bore the same date?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not the date, the numbers were consecutive, and they wen fresh notes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-35" type="surname" value="RYDER"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-35" type="given" value="THOMAS BENJAMIN"/>THOMAS BENJAMIN RYDER</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of High Holborn. I received these two notes, Nos. 00184 and 00185, on 6th and 17th May—I wrote the date on them, and know them by my writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-36" type="surname" value="SCHOFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-36" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SCHOFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bloomsbury branch of the London and Westminster Bank. I received this note, No. 00186, from Mr. J. S. Woods, the principal of Mr. Hoskins—that note was paid to Mr. Wood's account—there is no mark by which I can identify it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-37" type="surname" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-37" type="given" value="RICHARD ADYE"/>RICHARD ADYE BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bank of Engalnd. I pro-duce the various notes referred to; they are all paid.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-38" type="surname" value="M'LOUGHLIN"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-38" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN M'LOUGHLIN</persName> </hi>. I am a warder at the House of Detention, Howard was under my charge there, and I had opportunities of seeing him'write—he</p>
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<p>wrote this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to the American minister, and gave it to me; I gave it to the chief warder—from seeing him write, I have acquired a knowledge of his writing—this letter of 19th April, signed "
<hi rend="italic">Old</hi> Man, is, in my judgment, Howard's writing, and this other letter also—this signa
<lb/>ture of "Hall," or "Hull,
<hi rend="italic">Murley's</hi> Hotel," on this 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, I believe to be Howard's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How often have you seen him write?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say, but up to the time of my first examination at the Police Court, three times—I have a letter here (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) which I saw him write in his cell, it is a request for a blanket, and I have seen him write since, but not more than three times, about half a dozen times altogether—he was nearly always writing when I went to his cell.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-39" type="surname" value="AYBUD"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS AYBUD</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I have now got my book (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>)—the entry in it is "Hall, 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 44497."</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOWARD</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </rs> Aged 40.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KINGSTON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of burglary.</hi> </rs> Aged 29.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that six bedrooms had been entered at the Great Northern Hotel in one night, while Howard was there, and money had been taken from five of them.</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-672-18560707 t18560707-672-punishment-1"/>Five Years Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1856.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAW
<lb/>RENCE</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="t18560707-673-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 36.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RUSSELL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-674-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-674-18560707 t18560707-674-punishment-3"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-45" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Auguste Gugniere, a woollen draper, No. 35, Golden-square. The prisoner Russell was his porter—we missed some property—I discovered some on Russell, and in consequence of information I went with Mr. Smith to Grouse's premises—he keeps a shop at South-row—I met him outside his premises—the policeman told him he had come about some stolen property, which had been traced to his possession, and some duplicates which he had sold to the witness Smith—he said that he knew nothing about it—Smith said, "You had better tell the truth, because I have told everything"—Grouse then said he had got the goods to pawn from a young man who represented himself to be a traveller—he was then asked by the policeman why he sold the tickets to Smith—he answered, that the traveller had told him to pawn the goods, and if he did not return in a day or two, be could keep the tickets—I think the value of the property that Mr. Gugniere lost was nearly 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—a great deal of it is produced—this is part of it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had Russell been in your employ at the time of his detection?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About six or seven weeks—we had a character with him—he assumed an honest man's name, and got into our employ by false pretences—he imposed upon our house by his plausible manner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-46" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-46" type="given" value="ANTHONY"/>ANTHONY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, and live in Prebend-street, Islington. I know the prisoner, and have been in the habit of dealing "with him—I called on him to buy some small pieces of cloth, to repair different things—after I had bought the things, he asked me if I would buy longer lengths, trowsers lengths and coat lengths—I said no, I could not spare the money; but that I had got a watch that I would not mind making change with him—I bought some duplicates of him, representing some silk and some cloth—these are them—here are thirteen—I bought the first six or seven for 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he wanted 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them—the others he brought to me on Sunday after-noon—I did not sell anything for them; I was to give him a breast pin and a trowsers length out of one of the cuts—I bought these duplicates at twice—I went to him after I bought the first lot, up to the Saturday before I bought the rest on the Sunday—my last dealing with him was on the Sun
<lb/>day, when I brought the second lot of duplicates—he called on me on 28th April, and asked if I would do him a kindness—I asked him what it was—he told me he had been offering some silk in pawn, and they had stopped it; he asked me if I would be so good as to claim it as my property—I went to the pawnbroker's, and claimed it—I received it from the pawn-broker, and kept it by Grouse's directions—I took him to the pawnbroker, and asked if that young man had left some silk there—they said, "Yes," and I said to the prisoner, "You may go"—I left the pawnbroker my card; told him it was my card, and if he found anything improper about it, to come to me—that was my address—I kept the silk, and the prisoner gave me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you carried on business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Four or five years—I am a Welshman—I believe the prisoner is a German—I have known him about five months—he keeps a small shop, where tailors go to buy pieces to match—I have been dealing with him about five months—it is a part of his business to buy job lots, and sell them again, to profit—I did not think there was anything suspicious about it; I would not have done it if I thought there was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he not tell you that a person who represented himself as a com-mission agent, or a traveller for a house in Paris, brought these, and sold them, being short of money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said for a foreign house he said the man represented that he was short ef money, and he was obliged to sell these things, to make remittances to his principals—he did not tell me that this man gave him his name and address, No. 6, Carnaby-street—after the pawning of the silk which I went to claim, I wanted to know who the men was, and he told me to go to Carnaby-street, and find this man, Henry—I went to Carnaby-street, and made inquiry about Henry, at the request of the prisoner—when I bought the articles they were lying on the counter; some were open to inspection, and some in a drawer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How often did you purchase property there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think twice; once with the tickets, and once afterwards—tailors must have long lengths in their possession—some you may almost call woollen drapers, they have long lengths on the counter, and on shelves.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are the goods that you bought, or redeemed, here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I afterwards gave the property to the policeman—all that I gave to</p>
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<p>the policeman is what I bought of the prisoner, or redeemed myself with the tickets that I bought of him—this one (
<hi rend="italic">looking at it</hi>) I bought the duplicate of—these others I bought of him at 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a yard, all round—this one I redeemed by a ticket that I bought of him—this selvedge is off a bit I bought of him at 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a yard; I really forget what money I gave him—I gave him some money besides the watch—the watch was valued at 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I gave him a few shillings—I consider 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a yard a fair price—it was a very good price—I redeemed these for various amounts—one lot I paid 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for, that was silk, about seventy-three yards—that was one of the duplicates he brought me on Sunday, for which I gave the breast pin—I pawned it again for 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—I had not bought that duplicate, it was only brought me on the Sunday, for which I was to give the pin—this is the one I gave 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for, and pawned it for 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was to give him the breast pin and the trowsers length—I knew it was wrong to claim goods that were not mine.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you ever before said one word about this piece that you say you bought for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and pawned for 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I mentioned it to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-47" type="surname" value="HULL"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-47" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HULL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Shout, a pawnbroker, Park-side, Knightsbridge. On 5th May the witness Smith pawned a remnant of silk serge, seventy-five yards, for 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and five remnants of doeskin, for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of John Smith, New-road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-48" type="surname" value="SPEARING"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-48" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SPEARING</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Fowler, a pawnbroker, of Islington. I produce three remnants of silk, pawned on 2nd May, by Smith, for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-49" type="surname" value="POILE"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-49" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP POILE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Sayers, a pawnbroker, in Brydges-street, Covent-garden. I have nineteen yards of silk and two trowsers pieces pawned on 26th April, in the name of James Rogers, No. 22, Oarnaby-street, for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I am not quite certain who it was, but I believe it was by the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-50" type="surname" value="WEBLING"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-50" type="given" value="ROBERT JAMES"/>ROBERT JAMES WEBLING</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Luxmore, of St. Martin's-lane, a pawnbroker. I have two yards of velvet and ten yards of silk, pawned on 26th April, for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., by the prisoner, in the name of James Rogers, of No. 22, Coventry-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-51" type="surname" value="PARKER"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PARKER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Attenborough, a pawnbroker, in Piccadilly. I produce one piece of satin and two pieces of silk, pawned on 2nd May, by Smith, for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-52" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-52" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of Upper-street, Islington. On 29th April I advanced 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on this silk—it was pawned by Smith.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-53" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-53" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WALKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, C</hi> 184). I took the prisoner on 6th May—I asked him how he became possessed of the property, the tickets of which he had sold to Smith—he stated that he had not sold him any—Smith told him I was a policeman, and he had better speak the truth, as he had told everything—he then said that a traveller from a French house had brought them to him to pawn.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-54" type="surname" value="RUSSELL"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-54" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RUSSELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). I was in the prosecutor's service—I knew the prisoner; I have frequently gone to his house, and taken him articles, which he has bought—he has frequently requested me to bring him more—I took him woollen goods, and he desired me to bring velvets, and satin, and silk goods, as they would fetch him more, and I could the sooner leare off stealing anything more from my master—I took him these things from time to time—I was often left in the warehouse, and I used to take these velvets, and silks, and other goods—I would immediately go to his</p>
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<p>house, and he purchased them, of me—they are the property of the pro
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you plead guilty at the last Session to the charge of robbing your employer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I pleaded guilty at Marl
<lb/>borough-street—I did not say I reserved my defence; I pleaded guilty last Session—I had not any attorney—no one spoke to me in the prison, and told me that if I pleaded guilty, and gave evidence against the other man, I should be recommended to mercy—I had no idea of being called as a witness on the part of the prosecution till a few minutes before I came into the dock—the counsel made the communication to me—I did not know till then that I should be examined—Mr. Lewis did not tell me that I should be recom
<lb/>mended to mercy—this is not the first occasion of my making my appear
<lb/>ance in a criminal court, but never here—on one occasion I received sentence of transportation—before that, I was merely taken for an assault, I was only in prison a few hours—I was convicted, and sentenced to be tran
<lb/>sported for tea years at Portsmouth—I was, not charged with an assault, with intent to rob—I was never charged with robbing my employer before this—I had been in the service of a person of the name of Bernay, at Ports
<lb/>mouth—I was sentenced to be transported for ten years, in 1850—I did not serve that out, I received a conditional pardon, and then my friends were gone to Australia—that was nearly two years before I went to the prosecutor's—I used to employ myself in copying, having received a liberal education—I did not communicate these facts to Mr. Gugniere—I gave him the name of some one to whom he might apply, and that was fictitious—as soon as I got into his employ I began to rob him—I had 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—I had not board and lodging.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-55" type="surname" value="COLEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-55" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLEMAN</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> We wanted a boy, and Russell was told he was not the person we wanted, and we could not give him more—he said he had money of his own, and the salary was no object to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Grouse received a good character.</hi>)
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<interp inst="t18560707-674-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 30.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-674-18560707 t18560707-674-punishment-4"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SILAS CHAPMAN</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-57" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-57" type="surname" value="HEARS"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-57" type="given" value="ELEANOR"/>ELEANOR HEARS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live in Magdalene-street, Norwich. I was present at the marriage of my sister Hannah Woolner Plumstead, at St Clement's Baptist Chapel, Norwich, on 28th March, About seventeen years ago—I do not remember the year—I signed the register book—I saw my sister yesterday month, before I came up last Session—my sister was married to the prisoner in the name of Silas Chapman—he and my sister lived together up to the last six years, when he left Norwich—I did not live near my sister the latter part of the time—they lived in the country—for the first five, or six, or seven years, they lived in Norwich—he left about six years ago, I am not able to say the month—after the marriage they lived in a house of Mr. Springfield's, in St. Martin's-lane, Norwich.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were they married at Norwich?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the prisoner was not at that time master of the workhouse, he was living in the service of Mr. Springfield as groom—I cannot say how loug they lived together before any disagreement took place—I know they did not live very comfortably—ihey separated about six years ago—I believe he was the master of a workhouse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were there not disagreements between them, and did they not arise from an alleged intimacy between your sister and somebody else?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They did not part on that ground—this man did not complain of the conduct of my sister; certainly not—he left my sister to get a situation—I never heard that he made any complaints of her conduct, as it regards other men—my sister has had a child since he left her—I never heard that before he left her he made complaints of her conduct towards other men—I cannot fix the date when I last saw this man with his wife—it is not more than seven years ago—I have never kept the date.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long is it since you saw the prisoner in Nor
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About two years or two years and a half ago—I think my sister was then living close to Lowestoff, which is about twenty miles from Nor
<lb/>wich, in the same county.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-58" type="surname" value="BARNES"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARNES</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the office of the Registrar General. St. Clement's Chapel, Norwich, is registered for the solemnization of mar
<lb/>riages—I hold the certificate here to prove it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is this the only source from whence your informa
<lb/>tion is derived?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I have the book here—the entries in the book are not my writing—the chapel is registered according to law.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Certificate read</hi>: "St. Clement's Chapel, 28th March, 1839; Silas Chap
<lb/>man, bachelor, and Hannah Woolner Plumstead, dress maker, married according to the rites and ceremonies of the Baptists, by me, James Prentice, minister, in the presence of John Bellin and Eleanor Plumstead."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-59" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-59" type="surname" value="PHILPOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-59" type="given" value="HARRIET HANNAH"/>HARRIET HANNAH PHILPOTT</persName> </hi>. I live at the Britannia coffee house, Limehouse. On 30th March, 1853, I was married to the prisoner, at St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate—I lived with him after the marriage till about 13th May in the present year—he represented himself to me as a bachelor at the time of our marriage—I was at that time a widow—I received informa
<lb/>tion respecting him several times, but I had no proof of it—before our mar
<lb/>riage I did not hear anything from him as to a former wife—I questioned him about it—he said he was a bachelor, and gave me a note to that purport.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long did you know him before you were mar
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About six months—he was master of St. George's workhouse—he never said anything to me at that time about having had a former wife—I did not suspect him—I questioned him about it after the marriage; not before—I did not know or hear from him that he had been married pre
<lb/>viously, and that his wife was alive, before we were married—after our mar
<lb/>riage my letters were directed to me sometimes in the name of Philpott—they were not particular letters—they were not letters that enabled me to get money, that I should not have got in the name of Chapman—when I was married I threw up my pension, but my life annuity I still claim—before I was married I was living with some friends of mine—I had a little property of my own at that time—I was living with a friend in the New Kent-road—I was earning my living by waiting and attending to the busi
<lb/>ness—that was the only means I had of obtaining my living independent of my little pension of 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year; that was the property I had when I married this man—I was not very much involved—I had many things in pledge, and there they are still—not things that he took out, not 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth—even my pension money, when I took it, he demanded of me—after he married me he set up in business, in a coffee shop, in which he was when he was taken into custody—in that shop I lived with him nearly a year and a half—it might be quite that—he was carrying on that when I preferred this charge against him—he was taken out of that coffee house on this very charge by my direction—he was not supporting me, he never supported me—I</p>
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<p>had to work for my living—I know a person named Stokes—he is not particularly a friend of mine; he is not assisting me—I was with Mr. Stokes when the prisoner pressed his addresses to me—at that time Mrs. Stokes was alive—since that she is dead—I have called at this gaol to see the pri
<lb/>soner; he wished me to do so, and I called—he did not through his friends endeavour to make some arrangement that the little business should be still carried on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had a pension of 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, that I receive—but I had 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a year which I gave up when I was married—when I was living with the prisoner I had to do the work, he was never in attendance to do so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-60" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-60" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER"/>CHRISTOPHER LLOYD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, K</hi> 297.) I took the prisoner on 13th May—I told him I did not wish him to say anything, but whatever he said I should take a note of, and mention it to the Magistrate, and what
<lb/>ever he had to say, he had better keep it—he told me that there was only one point that he cared for, that was, that he had married her in a wrong name; but which wife he meant I do not know—he said in the morning that he had heard that his wife had had a child by another man, and gone away—he said on that point, if I could get him over it, he would present me with a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I told him I did not wish him to say anything.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-61" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-61" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at Dockhead. I produce a certificate, which I obtained from the clerk of the Church of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate—I compared it with the register in the Church—it is a true copy—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Parish of St. Botolph, Bishopogate; Richard Charles Chapman and Har
<lb/>riet Hannah Philpott were married, after banns; 13th March, 1853.")</p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-675-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 34.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDMUND SAUL</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-63" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-63" type="surname" value="FLINT"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18560707-676-offence-1 t18560707-name-63"/>Ann Flint</persName>, his wife being alive: to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18560707-676-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18560707-676-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-676-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 53.—
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<interp inst="def1-677-18560707" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-677-18560707" type="age" value="22"/>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-65" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18560707-677-offence-1 t18560707-name-65"/>Alfred Parsons</persName>, from his person: to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18560707-677-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18560707-677-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-677-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
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<interp inst="t18560707-677-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<interp inst="def1-678-18560707" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BAKER</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18560707-678-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-678-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, stealing 1 coat 1 waistcoat, and 1 pair of trowsers, value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-67" type="surname" value="CREED"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18560707-678-offence-1 t18560707-name-67"/>Thomas Brittain Creed</persName>: having been before convicted: to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18560707-678-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18560707-678-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-678-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 28.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18560707-678-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-678-18560707 t18560707-678-punishment-8"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1856.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CARROLL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</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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<interp inst="t18560707-679-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, stealing 8 chains, 1 bracelet, 2 watches, and 3 rings, value 63
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18560707-679-offence-1 t18560707-name-69"/>Thomas Cockayne</persName>, in his dwelling house; and putting him in bodily fear by menaces and threats: having been before convicted: to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-679-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-679-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.** Aged 46.—
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<interp inst="t18560707-679-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="transport"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-679-18560707 t18560707-679-punishment-9"/>Transported for Fourteen Years</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">A witness named Williams, who had been instrumental in the recovery of</hi> 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">worth of the property, was rewarded with</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
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<interp inst="t18560707-680-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, stealing 1 watch, 1 chain, 2 pencil cases, and other articles, value 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the goods of
<persName id="t18560707-name-71" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18560707-680-offence-1 t18560707-name-71"/>Edward Osliff Holloway</persName>, in his dwelling house: to which she</rs> </p>
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<rs id="t18560707-680-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18560707-680-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-680-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 20.—
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<interp inst="t18560707-680-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18560707-681-offence-1 t18560707-name-73"/>Edward Dougherty</persName>, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<persName id="t18560707-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-74" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, and medical assistant at West
<lb/>minster Hospital. The prosecutor was brought there about a fortnight ago, in the evening, between 8 o'clock and 12 or 1, I cannot recollect exactly, as there are sometimes a dozen of these cases in the course of the evening—he had an incised wound across the nose, from one cheek to the other—it was rather deep on the left cheek, but was not bleeding very copiously—I put in three sutures, and strapped it up—it was exactly the sort of cut that might have been caused by a razor—I did not probe it, and do not know whether the cartilage was injured—I have not seen him since—the wound was continuous, and was exactly as if a razor had been stroked across the face—it would require considerable force to do it, because it went right into the muscles—it will disfigure him to a certain extent, there is a little scar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-75" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DOUGHERTY</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's husband, unfortunately—we live at No. 30, Gardner's-lane, York-street, Westminster—I was in work at this time, I had been at work at two different shops that week—on Satur
<lb/>day evening I got home about 10 minutes after 6 o'clock—I then had tea, and went out to market with my wife—coming home, about a quarter to 9 o'clock, there was a public house, and my wife said, "Go in here;" we did so—I drank a drop, she began to get quarrelsome, and in about five or ten minutes I left the beer on the table, and went home, and she followed me—I got home close upon 10 o'clock—I was sober, I had had a share of two pints with a shopmate of mine, at the King's Arms, at Pimlico—I went out after tea, and met a woman, who paid for some gin, and I had some of it, and then I had the beer at the Adam and Eve—I was in liquor, but was not tipsy; it did not deprive me of my senses—the prisoner told me that she had had a drop of gin extra; she was excited—when she got home she began to quarrel with me because she did not have sufficient money—I said that I had not any more to give her, and said, "I will not stand here and wrangle with you, I will go out and leave you"—she laid hold of my coat, and tore it off my back; I pushed her, and she laid hold of my trowsers, and tore them; I went to the street door—I was having my trowsers pinned up, the land
<lb/>lady opened the door, and I opened my door in the passage; that was about ten minutes after my wife tore my clothes—while talking to the landlady, my wife came out of my room, put her hand over the landlady's right shoulder, with a razor in it, drew it over my face, and said, "There, you b—, take that"—I had not struck her, I only pushed her when she tore my coat off—I was taken to a druggist's shop, and I must have bled a quart of blood there, and a great deal going along—I afterwards saw a razor in the possession of the constable; it was kept in a shaving box on top of a shelf in the room where my wife lodged with me, and was there that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I ever do anything to you before, with all the ill usage you have given me? I never ill used you, or hurt the hair of your head; did I ever lock you up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, that was in a fray when I was out trying to get a living—it was for violence to you—I was not convicted—yon would</p>
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<p>not appear against me—it was something of a black eye—you were in St. George's Hospital for a month—that was through haying intimacy with a man daring my absence—you were in the hospital through an injury by me—you took the erysipelas, which caused it to be so long—it is longer than a month ago since I gave you a black eye—your eye was dosed for a day or two—I told you not to come to me where I was at work with that Mack eye, but you would come—I do not know that it bled from Tuesday to Thursday, because I had my work to attend to—I did not beg of you not to appear, I said that you could use your own discretion—I did not break your little finger by taking money out of your hand, or break your collar bone; it was through drink; you have been always an inveterate drunkard—it is twelve months or two years ago that you broke your little finger—remember your breaking your collar bone; you pitched off a chair on to the floor on your shoulder—I did not push you off, nor did I do it with a stick belonging to my father—there was no stick in the house, a man in George-street had brought it—I did not use a stick to you—you have greatly ill used me—five weeks ago you stabbed me in the mouth with a fork, in the passage—I have not frequently told you to go and make away with yourself, and go into the river, for that was all you were fit for—I have told you that you ought to be out of the world, and not to be mining me every week; after I had given you my earnings, I never saw a farthing of it after Tuesday—you have been a bad wife to me, as I can prove by the neighbours.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you and your wife been continually quarrelling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I could not help it, when my earnings were squandered.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-76" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS MESSENGER</persName> </hi>. I am a sawyer, living at No. 17, Blue Anchor-yard, Westminster. I saw the prosecutor and prisoner go into their house on this Saturday night, at a few minutes after 10 o'clock—I heard him ask her for the keys—she said, "Wait a minute"—they got into the passage, and then he got hallooing out, and said, "I will not stop here to be annoyed by a mad person like you"—she said, "Go on, go on," and he shut the door, and there was quarrelling—the prisoner did not appear to be in liquor, or excited by liquor; she might have been drinking by the way she went on—the lodger up stairs then came, and said, "Mrs. Dougherty, why do not you let the man alone?" and he came out, with bis coat and trowsers torn—the landlady came in about ten minutes, from her own house, next door but one; I saw him talking to her, and in from five to eight minutes the prisoner came out into the passage—the landlady said, "Come in doors; do not let anybody in the street hear what we are talking about"—the prisoner put her hand over the landlady's shoulder, with something bright in it; she drew it across his face, and he came out running, saying, "Here, look what my wife has done"—he walked to the doctor's, and she came out, wiped her hands on her apron, and said, "There must have been a man in the passage"—I said, "No; you did it yourself"—she said, "No,
<hi rend="italic">Piff</hi>; I will serve you the same"—at that time she did not appear excited by liquor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you say that I said something about fourteen years, but what you did not know?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-77" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-77" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HIGBEE</persName> </hi>. I am the landlady of the house in which the Doughertys live. Last Saturday evening fortnight I was called out of my house, and found Dougherty in the street, at the door—he bad had a little drink, but was not out of the way—his coat had been torn all to pieces, but a person had sewn his trowsers for him—I desired him, if he had anything to day to his wife, to come in doors and say it, and not create a mob—I</p>
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<p>stood right opposite his room; the prisoner came out of their room, and gave him a back handed slap, but I saw no razor—the prosecutor ran out into the street, and said, "The razor! the razor!"—the prisoner walked back into the room, then came to the street door, and said, "My God! who has done it? I suppose it was the young man who stood in the passage, with the cap on"—I saw no young man in the passage—the prisoner might have had a couple of glasses of gin, but she knew what she was doing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you see me with a severe black eye?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, about five or six weeks ago—it was not very bad when you were given into cus
<lb/>tody, but the blackness had not gone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have they been in the habit of quarrelling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Frequently on Saturday night, when Mr. Dougherty came home with his money; then was generally drinking then, and that always created words—the prisoner certainly does drink.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BIDDLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 155). Last Saturday night fortnight I was called to a chemist's shop, Mr. Binns's, in York-street, Westminster, and found Dougherty there, bleeding profusely from the nose—I took him in a cab, in a fainting state, to Westminster Hospital; he was not able to walk—a I came out of the hospital I saw the prisoner standing outside, and Dougherty said, "That is the party who out my nose," and gave her in charge—that was after his nose was dressed—on the way to the station, she said that she could not think who it was that had done it; it must have been some me in the passage—she appeared perfectly sober—I went to the house, and found this razor (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on a shelf, by the side of the fireplace, and have had it ever since; there is a slight mark of blood on the handle, and like
<lb/>wise on the blade—this is the apron (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), here are spots of blood on it—I should say, from her appearance, that she was perfectly sober—I told the Magistrate that she was a little excited—I do not remember saying that she was the worse for liquor—this is my signature to ray deposition; I believe it was read over to me before I signed it—I have no recollections of telling the Magistrate that she was the worse for liquor; she appeared a little excited, but I thought that was from what had occurred—she might have been drinking a little, but she was what I should call sober; she was evidently in possession of her faculties.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-79" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-79" type="given" value="JOHN FREDERICK"/>JOHN FREDERICK LANGFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Binns, a chenist. The prosecutor was brought there, bleeding very copiously from a wound on the nose—he lost very nearly a quart of blood—I bound it up, and sent him to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I do not recollect doing anything; the blood on my apron was from a blow he struck me on my nose when we were on the floor; I have not the least recollection of anything afterwards; I have as recollection of seeing the razor; I have not a friend in the world.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of illegally wounding.</hi> </rs> Aged 45.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-681-18560707 t18560707-681-punishment-11"/>Confined Twelve Month</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-682-18560707" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-682-18560707" type="surname" value="BLEWITT"/>
<interp inst="def1-682-18560707" type="given" value="MARY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY BLEWITT</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18560707-682-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18560707-682-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-682-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, feloniously and knowingly receiving 3,2401 yards of woollen cloth, value 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the property of
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-81" type="surname" value="FIFE"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-81" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18560707-682-offence-1 t18560707-name-81"/>Alexander Fife</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">In opening the case</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that the principal issue would be whether the prisoner was, or not, a married woman, and acting under the con
<lb/>trol of her husband, who was undoubtedly active in the matter; if, however that defence was offered, he was prepared to prove that the man Blewitt was already married to another woman, and, consequently, the prisoner, not being his lawful wife, could not rest her defence on that point.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">stating that this was the defence he should offer on the part of the prisoner, it was by consent arranged that the evidence of the marriage should be fast gone into.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">therefore, catted the following witnesses</hi>:)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-82" type="surname" value="DREWITT"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-82" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DREWITT</persName> </hi>. I am registrar for the district of St. Saviour's, Southwark. I produce the register, containing An entry of a marriage on 13th Jan., 1852, between Thomas William Blewitt, of full age, bachelor, clothier, of Tower-street, Lambeth, and Mary Shields, of full age, widow, tea dealer, of——street, Lambeth, married by banns, by S. Benson, Chaplain—I was the attesting witness to that marriage—I do not remember the person of the woman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> you knew nothing of the parties before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but I have no doubt she is the same woman that was married to Blewitt, from what she told me about a fortnight ago—I cannot speak to her appearance—the entry is signed by her mark, she could not write.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-83" type="surname" value="EDMUNDS"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-83" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND EDMUNDS</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist, and live at No. 62, Charlotte-terrace, New-cut. I know the prisoner—I knew her before her marriage to Blewitt—she was the widow of a man named Shields—I knew her living with Blewitt as his wife, from 1852—I know Blewitt's handwriting well—I believe the signature of Blewitt to this register to be his writing—I know that the prisoner cannot write—she lived with Blewitt down to the time of this transaction—Blewitt hits since disappeared.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">in reply called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-84" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-84" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, in the London-road. I know Blewitt; I think his name is William, I am not sure—I have known him for a great many years—I have known the prisoner for many years; I knew her when she was first married—I knew the former Mrs. Blewitt—I have known Blewitt living with the prisoner, it might be two or three years, in Nelson-square, Blackfriars-road—I knew another woman called Mrs. Blewitt, but I do not know whether she is alive or dead—I cannot say when I saw her last—it is about eleven years ago that I knew her living with Blewitt—I might have seen her since—it is a long time ago, it might be two, three, or four years—I had apartments in their house—I have been married eight years, and it was before I was married—there were children in the house—I do not know that they were Blewitt's children—I do not recollect hearing them call him father—I do not know how many children there were.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that he was unable to offer further evidence to sustain the previous marriage. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that the fact of the mar
<lb/>riage with Blewitt was fairly established; and, having perused the deposition, considered the evidence affecting the prisoner separately, so slight, that it would be useless to proceed. The Jury, therefore, found a verdict of</hi>
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<interp inst="t18560707-682-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.)</p> </div1>
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<persName id="def1-683-18560707" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-683-18560707" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-683-18560707" type="age" value="40"/>
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<interp inst="def1-683-18560707" type="given" value="GILES ASHBY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GILES ASHBY CLARK</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18560707-683-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18560707-683-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-683-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, embezzling the sums of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the moneys of
<persName id="t18560707-name-86" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-86" type="surname" value="PRIOR"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-86" type="given" value="EDWARD STAFF"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18560707-683-offence-1 t18560707-name-86"/>Edward Staff Prior</persName> and another, his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-87" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-87" type="surname" value="ODELL"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-87" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE ODELL</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of James Heary Burton, of Tottenham. On 17th April I gave an order to the prisoner for a ton of coals, to be supplied from the Tottenham station; they were delivered on the same day—on 22nd April I paid the prisoner 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for them—he gave me this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I saw him write it—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the ticket that came with the coals.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you read or write?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can
<lb/>not write, I can read writing if it is plainly written—I do not think I can</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185607070024"/>
<p>read this receipt—he wrote it with a pencil; I asked him whether he would have a pen, and he said, "No"—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "One ton Wallsend coals and carriage, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Paid, Giles A. Clark.")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-88" type="surname" value="SHADBOLT"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-88" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SHADBOLT</persName> </hi>. I ani a coal dealer, at Tottenham. On 19th April I sent to the prisoner, at Tottenham station, for a ton of coals, and got them—on the 22nd he called for the money, and I paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and took this receipt—I saw him write it—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "One ton Stewarts, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by cash Giles A. dark. 22nd April")—on the 23rd I received another toe, and on the 25th two tons, from the same place—I paid the prisoner for then 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. when he called on 26th April, before 12 o'clock, I think—he signed this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Three tons Stewarts, 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by cash. 26th April. Giles A. Clark.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see him sign it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I will not were whether it was before 12 o'clock or after.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-89" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-89" type="given" value="SAMUEL BRENT"/>SAMUEL BRENT JONES</persName> </hi>. I have the management of the different blishments along the line, for Messrs. Prior—I have the appointment and superintendence of the clerks at the station—I appointed the prisoner to the Tottenham district—his duties were, the sale of coals, the collection of the accounts, and remitting them to London, with the cash, of Mondays and Thursdays—he has to state whether the sales are on credit or for ca and the cash received—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the printed forms which we have—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), requiring him to keep a sale book, has Mr. Alfred Prior's signature—he commenced that on Monday, 6th April—the first date is 7th and 8th April, and it was sent in on the 9th—he did not continue to return the accounts regularly; some weeks we had them rege
<lb/>larly, and afterwards found that he was irregular, and I questioned him on several occasions, and ordered him to send up the accounts—they did not come more regularly after that—I have an account made out for the 23rd and 24th, sent in on the 25th—the prior account to that was for the 21st and 22nd April, I cannot say when that was sent in—I do not find in either of these accounts an entry of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. received from Mr. Button on 22nd April, nor is there any entry of the coals further back than the 11th—I imagine that this return arrived in London the following morning—I find no sale entered to Mr. Shadbolt on the 19th or on the 23rd, and on account of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. paid by Mr. Shadbolt on the 26th—I have received we returns later than the 24th—to the best of my knowledge we have not received the money—I saw the prisoner on Saturday, the 26th, in come quence of certain irregularities, and requested to know what money he had; he said that he had some, and wished to put it off till the following Monday, and send it up—I said that I must have it before I left—he said that he would go and get what cash he had—he gave me a brown paper parcel; I asked him how much it was; he said, 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that was about 3 o'clock in the afternoon—the cashier found that amount—we also found 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the cash drawer used by the prisoner in the office—I am not awens whether he was in the office at all after that—some days afterwards I went over the accounts he had sent me, with the, foreman's book, and told the prisoner he was a defaulter of some 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; he treated it very lightly, and said that he owed us the money—he made several appointments verbally, to come and wind of his accounts, but did not keep them—I asked him on one or two occasions if he had any more money on his person, he said "No;" I said, "Have you at home?" he said, "No"—I gave him into custody on 15th May—on 21st May I received a letter from him and a statement of accounts—I have not got that account—he offered me a hill—this</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185607070025"/>
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a letter which I found at home when I returned from the Magistrate's—the account is on the fly leaf—I believe it is in the prisoner's writing—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "May, 1856. S. B. Jones, Esq. Sir,—I beg to hand in statement of account; I have endeavoured to find the money to settle it, but am unable; I will, however, give you security, payable at three months from this date. O. A. Clark."
<hi rend="italic">On the fly leaf were items, including eight days' salary, making a balance of</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I did not accept that offer—I have never received any portion of the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. men-tioned there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hire the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did—I explained to him the duties which he had to perform—I explained it to him verbally—his salary was 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per week—he was not to have any commission in addition—I told him he would at some future time have a com-mission—I held out a hope that if he made a good trade at that station, at some future time he should be allowed a little commission; the amount was not to be determined as the neighbourhood would bear it; there was no arrangement made at all, I held it out as a hope that there should be some commission paid him at some future period—there was diasatififaction felt as to his management of the business, and he received notice to quit, which would expire on 3rd May—he received that notice on 26th April—I am engaged on the line between London and Peterborough—I have no know-ledge of the prisoner's coming to his office after 26th April; be might have come in my absence—I took his papers away from him when these errors were found out—I am not certain what date that was, it was two or three days after 26th April—when I told the prisoner that he was indebted about 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he did not to my knowledge object to the sum, and say that he had some claim on his employers; he handed the letter to me which has been read—Abraham Ward is our foreman at Tottenham—the prisoner was taken into custody on 15th May—there were three examinations before the Magistrate, at which he was present, and a fourth at which he was not present—stated that he had private aflairs in London which prevented nim attend-ing—I believe he was committed on 19th June—he objected at the station to the amount; he said that there was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. difference, that I said he owed 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more than he did owe—he was to render the account of coals supplied on credit—here is a column on this printed return, "Credit sales"—these accounts are in the prisoner's writing, here is his signature—I am quit sure it was his duty to render an account to me of goods supplied on credit—the foreman at the Tottenham station kept a small rough book—it was on Saturday, 26th, that I received the 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it the foreman's duty to keep an account of the goods actually delivered?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He gets the prisoner's initials for all moneys paid to him, he keeps a sort of check—the prisoner made no entries of ness after the 26th, he pleaded illness; he made no return for the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he had received on the 26th, nor gave any account of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-90" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-90" type="given" value="EDWIN CHARLES"/>EDWIN CHARLES TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the principal office in London. It is my duty to receive moneys from the various stations—I have never received from the prisoner 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. paid by Mr. Burton; or 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by Mr. Shadbolt, nor 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with which he debits himself on 21st May, or any portion of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-91" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-91" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN WARD</persName> </hi>. I am foreman in the yard at Tottenham. It is my duty to keep a book containing the sales, and also the receipts of money—I fill up the tickets, and deliver the coata if the clerk is not there—I find an entry in my book of a sale to Mr. Burton, on the 17th, and also entries</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185607070028"/>
<p>of sales to Mr. Shadbolt on 19th, 23rd, and 25th—it would be the prisoner's duty to look in my book when he made up his accounts, and sign it; he has done so—he signs this book when he receives the money—he has signed the receipt of this 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—when he got the money of Mr. Shadbolt, he came and told me, and then he signed the book—I can
<lb/>not say whether or not he looked at my book again when he made out his account, he could look at it any morning—I enter in this book what goes away from the yard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You are in the employ of the prosecutors?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I act for them in this matter—when the prisoner received the money in these instances he came and told me, and marked the book with his initials—he marked the book when he told me he had taken the money—I kept this book for myself against him, I keep it for the information of my masters, that they may see what business I am doing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it the practice for you, when you have taken money, to hand it over to the prisoner each morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and he signs my book as a receipt to me—the receipt of the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is not entered here on the 26th; there is the 23rd and the 25th—he came backwards and forwards after the 26th, I cannot say whether he attended to business, he used to come in and go away again, I was ordered not to pay him any money, he made no entries at all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you receive orders not to pay over any money to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot exactly say the day—I think he had no opportunity of seeing this book after I received that order; he had no occasion to see it after I had paid him the last money—I cannot say whether he asked me to show it him—I took care that he never saw it after he had been to the Magistrate—this book is never sent to the office in London, I keep it—it is not kept for Mr. Jones's inspection, merely between me and the clerk, I keep it as a check against him—I did not receive any directions from my employers to keep it, the clerk brought it to me—I enter in this book all that I send out, and the prisoner comes, looks it over, and that which he has received the money for, he signs, to show that I have been right in send
<lb/>ing it out; that is all this book is for—this signature is his authority for what I have done; and if I pay him any money over he signs it—his signa
<lb/>ture is an acknowledgment that the transaction, as far as I am concerned, is right—I do not collect the money, he signs when he receives money himself in order that I may know who has paid, and not send for it over again—the prisoner himself brought this book to me, and ordered me to keep it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SAMUEL BRENT JONES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you any check on the accuracy of the prisoner's accounts; suppose he made an incorrect entry, how would you check it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By balancing the stock on hand—this book is a private book between the foreman and the prisoner, kept for the foreman's security—the employers' book is never checked with the foreman's book—I went through the accounts afterwards, when I made inquiries into this matter, finding there was something wrong—I never inspected Ward's book until then—I knew the amount of business done, by the returns, not by this book—this book is the property of the Company—when we opened at this station I took the prisoner down there in my chaise, and we took with us such sta
<lb/>tionery as we thought would be necessary to carry on this business; amongst which was this book—I did not give him any particular directions as to how this book should be used—I advised Ward to take Clark's initials as to all moneys he received—I never inspected it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted, that by the prisoners picking his initials to the</hi> </p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185607070029"/>
<hi rend="italic">entries in the book kept by the foreman he had in reality accounted to his employers for the receipt of the money; and that there was, therefore, no case of embezzlement to go to the Jury. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion, that it was a question for the Jury, upon the evidence, whether the book in question was intended to reach the knowledge of the employers, or whether it was merely confined to the prisoner and the foreman.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-95" type="given" value="JOHN VINTON"/>JOHN VINTON HUTCHINS</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a ribbon manufacturer, at No. 25, Wood-street, Cheapside; I have one room on the second floor. On Saturday, 31st May, I locked up my premises, and left them perfectly safe—on Monday morning I went, and found the padlock broken, the pre
<lb/>mises had been entered, and I missed the whole of my stock of ribbons, worth 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., except a very small portion—they consisted of a quantity of lutestrings and Petershams, which are waist ribbons, and these narrow Petershams for the neck, but the bulk were wide, for the waist—there was also a small quantity of black gauze ribbon—I immediately communicated with the officers, and on 24th June, from what they told me, I accompanied two officers to the shop of William George Wilson, in Beech-street, Barbican—that is a low neighbourhood—I saw the officer Foulger find a quantity of lutestrings, Petershams, and gauze (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they are of a similar quality to what I lost; they are mine—I haw no mark on them—here are three patterns of Petershams, in a variety of colours—they are manufactured exclusively and expressly for me by one manufacturer, who is here to-day; I only sell them to respectable retail drapers, of the first class—I have sold as large a quantity of Petershams to one customer—I find here two pieces of Petersham, in an undressed condition and unwatered—I have them dressed and watered in London; they are almost invariably sold dressed and watered—I have occasionally sent out one or two pieces in this con
<lb/>dition, but a very small quantity indeed—I have no doubt that these two pieces are my property, but cannot say whether I have sold them at any time—it is not so rare that it would excite suspicion to have it—the value of the property here is about 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the Petershams are about half that value—I have seen some ribbon purchased by my wife, it was Petersham, similar to what I find here—I sell it to the retailers at 31
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a piece, rather more than 10 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per yard—some of the lutestrings were rolled on blocks—I find the rolls are nearly all cut; they are about one-third of what they were when taken from my place, as if some had been sold—when William George Wilson was taken, this property was taken possession of—I never send out ribbons of this sort without blocks, and it is very unusual for them to be kept in a draper's shop in this way—on the same evening, the 24th, I went with two officers to the shop of John Wilson, No. 19, Clare-street, Clare
<lb/>market—I judged that it was a draper's shop, but it was in the middle of the night; it is rather small, but not so small as the other—I saw a quan
<lb/>tity of lutestrings and Petershams (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) taken possession of by the officers; among which were these ten pieces of Petersham, in an unfinished state, neither watered, dressed, nor on blocks; also some lutestring similar to what I lost on the night in question—these two rolls of lutestring I speak to from certain marks—the value of the property found in William</p>
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<p>George Wilson's shop is about 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., out of which the Petershams were worth 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—during the time I have been in business I have never sold so large a quantity of Petersham ribbons to any customer, nor have I ever sent goods out in this state, without blocks, and without dressing, and many of them are half pieces—it is very uncommon for us to sell half pieces—the largest retail shops generally buy these in quarter pieces, nine yards long, or in eighths—I found among the Petersham ribbons at John Wilson's shop some similar to what my wife purchased—the waist ribbons I sell at 31
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the piece, except one pattern, which is 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; my wife purchased some of that—I should sell this at about 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a yard; I do not pay as low as 6 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per yard—one of these three patterns found at William George's shop was only ordered of the manufacturer about two months previous to the robbery, and came into my stock about a fortnight afterwards, and some colours which were in my stock were ordered as late as three weeks before the robbery, and were not in my stock till ten days or a fortnight previously, and some of the others, found in John's shop, the same.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you recollect all the conversation that passed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I was present the whole time, and heard the whole of the conversation; it was late in the evening, half past 9 or a quarter to 10 o'clock—there were two females in the shop also—there were other rib
<lb/>bons in the shop—I selected most of these myself—some portion of the lute
<lb/>strings were in the window—I have no doubt of those being mine, but should not like to swear to them—they were mixed up with others, and I picked them out—the constable asked William George how long he had had them, referring to the waist ribbons, and he said, "Six months," I think, but I do not distinctly recollect—I was looking through a box which con
<lb/>tained all the waist ribbons when the question was put, and the answer was given—I afterwards heard him say, "No, I do not mean those," as having purchased those months ago, "I mean these," or something to that effect—I cannot recollect the exact words—there are blocks to the lutestrings, except the narrow ones—I sell a great many to retailers in London, but the greater part of my customers are in the country—I have no knowledge of white ribbons being sold in this way—it is a very peculiar trade—persons are sometimes pressed for money, and send out goods to be sold by a certain day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are lute ribbons a peculiar kind?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, they are used for bonnet strings—at the time William George was asked how he became possessed of these ribbons, they had not been collected from the various parts of the shop; we were just commencing to search—no portion of the Petersham ribbon had been taken possession of then; there was none in the window.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-96" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HUTCHINS</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife. On 24th June I went to the shop of William George Wilson, No. 39, Beech-street, and after making some small purchases, asked for some waist ribbon, and bought a yard, and also a yard of lutestring (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I paid 6 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per yard for the waist ribbon, and the same price for the lutestring—I was acquainted with my husband's stock of ribbons, and recognized some of them, of which I am quite confident—I bought also three waist bands at John's house, in Clare
<lb/>market, and three yards and three quarters of Petersham, at 6 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; they were three different patterns—I did not see them about, they were in a drawer, and were taken out, and he said, "This is a beautiful rich article, and it is all silk"—that was not one of the prisoners; he said that if it was sold in a regular way, it would fetch 15
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a yard.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the moaning of that; were not you buying in the regular way?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I paid for it; I understood that he bought them very cheap, and I said they looked very good—I saw neither of the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it a shopman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the Petersham ribbon, in Beech-street, was taken out of a drawer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are not ribbons always kept in drawers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Very frequently they are.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-97" type="surname" value="HUTCHINS"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-97" type="given" value="JOHN VINTON"/>JOHN VINTON HUTCHINS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The ribbon which my wife pur
<lb/>chased is what I usually sell to retailers at 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a yard—the retail price would be from 14
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to 15
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per yard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-98" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FOULGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 89). From information I received on 24th June, I went about half past 9 o'clock at night to the shop of William George Wilson, No. 39, Beech-street, Barbican, accompanied by Bull and Mr. Hutchins—I saw William Wilson in the shop, with two females—I said, "Mr. Wilson, I have come to inquire about some ribbons you have bought lately"—he said, "I have bought none lately, but you can see what ribbons I have got; there they are," pointing to some on a shelf behind the counter—I looked at those ribbons; they were lutestrings, not Petershams—I then said, "We are two officers (we were in plain clothes); we believe you have more, and must see"—he said, "Very well"—we then commenced a search, and he assisted us—in a box, standing on the counter, we found sixteen or seventeen pieces of Petersham ribbon, which have been produced; Mr. Hutchins identified them—I then said to the prisoner, "They are stolen ribbons; can you tell me how you came possessed of them?"—he said, "I bought them in the City"—I said, "The City is a very broad term; can you tell me at what house, or of whom you bought them?"—he said, "No, I have had them some months"—I said, "Have you any invoice?"—he said, "No"—I said, "Have you any account in your books?"—he said, "No, I never keep books for anything"—we told him his account was unsatisfactory, he must consider himself in custody—I believe he said, "Very well"—Bull then took him to the station, and I took possession of the property—we completed our search, and found these lutestrings in drawers in different parts of the shop, and six or seven pieces in the window—none of the Petershams were in the window, or to be seen in any part of the shop; they were in boxes; the principal part of them were in this box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This conversation you are, of course, repeating from memory?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not take it down—when he said he had purchased them in the City, the Petershams had just been identified by Mr. Hutchins, and were then on the counter, in this box—there were a quantity of other ribbons by them, and goods of various description; but he was questioned as to the particular goods in this box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-99" type="given" value="JOHN MARK"/>JOHN MARK BULL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 151). On 24th June I accompanied Foulger and Mr. Hutchins to William Wilson's shop—I heard Foulger say to him that the lutestrings were stolen property, and he answered, "I bought them months ago"—I said, "They, have not been stolen a month"—he said, "That is when I bought them"—I took him into custody, and took him to the station—the charge was there read over to him—he said, "I have no further answer to give than what I have already given."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe you left some ribbon at his house, and went for it again on the following day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I found it</p>
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<p>there; it was twenty-six pieces of gauze—when he said that he had pur
<lb/>chased them months ago, he was alluding to the lutestrings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At the time he said that, had any other of the ribbons been found except the lutestrings?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They had not, except the Peter
<lb/>shams, I should say—it was the Petershams he referred to—they had been found and collected at the time the question was put to him, and when he made that answer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 437). On the night of 24th June I went to the house of John Wilson, at No. 19, Clare-street, Clare
<lb/>market; it is a drapery, haberdashery, and millinery shop combined; it is a moderate sized shop. I was in plain clothes, and was accompanied by sergeant Hewlett; Mr. Hutchins did not go with us; he came afterwards—I saw John Wilson at the back of the shop, and told him we should like to speak to him privately—he took us up stairs, into his sitting room—I told him we were both police officers, and we had received information that he had bought a considerable quantity of ribbons lately—he said, "No, I have not"—I said, "You are certainly not bound to answer any question that we may put to you"—I took from my pocket the three pieces of ribbon that Mrs. Hutchins has produced, showed them to him, and asked him if he had not bought some of that kind—he said, "Oh, yes, I have bought a lot of these"—I said, "Who did you buy them of?"—he said, "I bought them of a traveller, or an agent"—I asked if he had an invoice with them—he said, no, he had not—I asked if he knew the name of the person that he bought them of—he said, no, he did not—I then asked what quantity he bought of him—he said he should decline to answer that question—I asked if he had any account of them—he said he had a memorandum of them at the time he bought them—he did not show me any—I then went down stairs with him, and we saw twenty-seven pieces of ribbon, chiefly Petersham, in a green box—he showed them us—we then waited till Mr. Hutchins came, and after he came the prisoner directed his shopman to bring down the remainder of that lot of ribbons from up stain; and he brought down a paper parcel, and a hat box, containing ninety-three pieces in the two—what he told the shopman was to bring down the remainder of that lot of ribbons; the shopman had seen the others; in fact, he called the shopman up to him in the private room, and they had some conversation together, which I could not exactly hear—Mr. Hutchins iden
<lb/>tified the property—while they were searching the shop I went up stain with the prisoner; he wished to go up; and after we came down, and they told me they had looked the place entirely over, I asked him if he would show me the memorandum, or show me an account of them in his books—he said there were the ribbons, he considered he had accounted very satis
<lb/>factorily for them, and he should answer no further questions—I told him I considered his account not at all satisfactory, and I should take him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was not his brother's name mentioned in the course of the conversation?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was, by sergeant Hewlett—he then declined to answer any further questions, at first—we remained there nearly two hours—he desired us to search every part of the shop—he gave full permission to search every place—we searched the house also—he appeared to be carrying on a good business—we had some refresh
<lb/>ment there, one glass of porter each—I treated him as a respectable trades
<lb/>man, and he treated me with the respect due to an officer—I cannot say that I heard Mr. Hutchins say, "Well, really Mr. Wilson has behaved in a very</p>
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<p>candid manner"—I think Wilson said to Mr. Hntchins, "I hope, Mr. Hutchins, you don't think that I knew these were stolen"—I did not hear Mr. Hutching say, "I really do not think you did"—there was no conceal
<lb/>ment—he did not show me the memorandum or the books.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, M</hi> 29). I accompanied Knight to John Wilson's shop—I heard Knight tell him that he need not answer any questions, and I likewise told him so myself—I then said, "Mr. Wilson, where did you purchase these ribbons? did you buy them at your brother's, in the City, or where did you buy them?"—ha said, "I shall decline to answer that question"—I then asked him where he saw the ribbons, if he did not buy them at his brother's—he said, "No, I did not, but I saw the patterns there"—I afterwards assisted in searching the place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VINTON HUTCHINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you ever send out ribbons without an invoice?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not even if they are purchased in the ware-house, and paid for before they are sent away—some portion of these ribbons had been in my possession about a fortnight—they were all this season's style, new made goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A number of witnesses deposed to the prisoners' good character.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1856.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUBITT</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 Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18560707-686-offence-1 t18560707-name-105"/>Alexander Leash Scott</persName>: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-686-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 23.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-686-18560707 t18560707-686-punishment-14"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN M'GUYER</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18560707-687-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin:, to which she</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-687-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 24.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-687-18560707 t18560707-687-punishment-15"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JULIA ROACH</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18560707-688-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-688-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLIS, JUN</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-108" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-108" type="surname" value="WESTON"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WESTON</persName> </hi>. I keep a cook's shop, in Marylebone. On 12th June the prisoner came to my shop, between 2 and 3 o'clock in the afternoon, she had some meat and vegetables, which came to 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., she paid me with a shilling—I gave her 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put the shilling into my apron pocket—I had no other money there—previous to the prisoner going away, another woman came in, and bought similar to what the prisoner bought, to the amount of 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave a shilling, and had change for it, and she and the prisoner went away together—that other woman came in again, and passed another shilling for the same things again—I put all those shillings in the same pocket—I saw the prisoner again in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—two or three other persons had come in, and I put the money I received from them into that pocket also, but one of them paid in</p>
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<p>coppers, and another paid a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece—I had no other shilling—the pri
<lb/>soner had some meat and vegetables, which came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she gave me another shilling—I gave her change, but the shilling was bad—I called her back, and took the change from her, and the meat and vegetables—she wanted her shilling back, and said that it way good—I marked that shilling—I then looked in my pocket, and found the other three shillings were all bad—I gave them to a policeman, and gave the prisoner in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you say I came into your shop twice?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—no doubt there had been persons in my shop before you came—I did not take a handful of silver out of my pocket—I had no silver—I took the halfpence out of my pocket, and the sixpence out of the till—you had a person with you, I cannot tell who—you did not say that you had taken the money in Baker-street—I did not stop you when you came the second time, as I had not then discovered that you had given me a bad shilling—you refused to go away without your change, and contended that it was a good shilling—you did not say in my hearing, "Here is the policeman, I shall be searched."</p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-109" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY KIMBER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, D</hi> 65). I went to the prosecutor's house—I found the prisoner there, and took her into custody—the prosecutor gave me these four shillings—the prisoner said she was very willing to go, but she had not passed it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-110" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint. These shillings are all bad, and from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I am a poor widow, with five children; you can send for my character to Mr. Jeremy, I have paid him 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at a time; I never, was guilty of such a thing in my life; sergeant Cox knows me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, F</hi> 4). I know the prisoner well by sight, by selling things in the street, and buying things in Covent-garden market—I never saw her in custody, nor heard anything against her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-688-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 38.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-688-18560707 t18560707-688-punishment-16"/>Confined</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM FEATHERS</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS, JUN</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-113" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-113" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN HOVELL</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps a grocer's shop, in Elizabeth-place, Holloway. On 9th June the prisoner came to the shop, between 3 and 4 o'clock—he bought half an ounce of tobacco, which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling, I gave him 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and directly he was gone out of the shop I looked at the shilling, and found it was bad—I had no other money in the till but two sixpences—I took the shilling, and showed it to a young man who was painting the shop—I marked it, and put it in my desk—on 25th June I saw the prisoner again; he asked for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of cheese, he tendered me a shilling—I saw it was bad, and told him so—he said he was not aware of it—I told him he had been in the shop previously, and passed bad shillings before—he made use of bad expressions, and said he had never been in Holloway before—I sent for a constable, and gave him in charge—I gave the two shillings to the constable—I am quite certain that the prisoner is the same man who came on the 9th and on the 25th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> On what day did you receive the first shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On 9th June—the moment you left the shop, I opened the till, and found it was bad—I showed the shilling to a painter, and he said, "Be on the watch, he will come again"—I did not give that shilling to my husband, I held it in my hand—what I gave to my husband was another shilling,</p>
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<p>which I have in my pocket, which I believe I received from you—I after
<lb/>wards saw you with the woman with whom you came into the shop the first time.</p>
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<persName id="t18560707-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-114" type="surname" value="EARL"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-114" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EARL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 110). I was called, and received the prisoner in charge, and these two shillings—the prisoner denied the first uttering.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-115" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It is a great falsehood to say I tittered the first shilling; I was not at Holloway at that time, I was at Woolwich; the other shilling, on the 25th, I had taken of some person; I had only 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. beside; if I had had enough to pay for the cheese, I should hare paid for it; I do not know who I took the shilling of.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-689-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-689-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 35.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-689-18560707 t18560707-689-punishment-17"/>Confined Six Months</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-690-18560707" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WEST</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18560707-690-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-690-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLIS, JUN</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">conducted ike Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-117" type="surname" value="HARDY"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-117" type="given" value="ANDREW BURNS"/>ANDREW BURNS HARDY</persName> </hi>. I keep the Constitution public house, in Bed
<lb/>ford-street, Covent-garden. On 1st July, about a quarter past 10 o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came—a female was with him—he called for half a quartern of gin, I served him—he tendered a shilling—it was given to my wife, and she passed it to me—I examined it, and it was bad—I saw that the shilling which was handed to me was the one that the prisoner gave—I told the prisoner it was bad, and he tendered another shilling—I went for a policeman, but could not find one—I took the prisoner to the station and gave him in charge—I gave the shilling to the officer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How far is it from your house to the station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Five or six minutes' walk—you went with me to the station after I put my hand on your collar—you made no resistance.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he offer to go before you took hold of him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-118" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-118" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant; F</hi> 4). I received charge of the prisoner at the station; I received this shilling—I found on him a half crown, 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—I gave the half crown to the inspector, he said it was bad—the prisoner said, "It must have been changed between the two of you"—there is no truth in that—I never lost sight of it, nor of the prisoner, nor of the inspector.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When you took the half crown, you counted it with the other silver; you did not detect it to be bad till you passed it to the inspec
<lb/>tor; you supposed it to be good?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-119" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad, and the half crown also.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It took five minutes to walk to the station, and if I had known the half crown was bad, it stands to reason that I should have tried in some way to get rid of it—I had no knowledge of it whatever.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-690-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-690-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18560707-690-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-690-18560707 t18560707-690-punishment-18"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def2-691-18560707" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HENRY FOWLER</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18560707-691-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-691-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> burglary in the dwelling house of
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18560707-691-offence-1 t18560707-name-122"/>William Cook</persName>, and stealing 120lbs. weight of silk, value 130
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-123" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-123" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COOK</persName> </hi>. I live at 25 and 26, Banner-street, St. Luke's, and am a fancy trimming manufacturer. I live at No. 25, and No. 26 is the ware-house—there is an internal communication between them—this silk (
<hi rend="italic">pro-duced</hi>) was safe in my house on the night of Thursday, 5th June—my pre
<lb/>mises were safe that night at half past 10 o'clock—I was called up by a policeman, between 4 and 5 o'clock on Friday morning—the street door was broken open from inside, and on searching I found that the grating of the kitchen window had been taken up with a crow bar, and put down again</p>
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<p>—taking that up would enable a person, by opening the kitchen window, to walk from the kitchen up stairs—these are samples of my silk, what I lost was about 130lbs., it was worth 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 160
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money—I saw the silk again about 7 or 8 o'clock on Friday morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-124" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE EADES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, G</hi> 240). On Friday morning, 6th June, I was on duty in Banner-street, St. Luke's—about 10 minutes before 5 o'clock, I found a constable standing at Mr. Cook's door—I went into the house, and found in the passage this iron chisel, and this lamp, on a seat in the passage—I examined the premises and fitted this iron to a door inside—the box of the door lock had been wrenched off—I fitted this iron to the grating outside—there was a dent in the wood, as if this had been used to raise the grating.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-125" type="surname" value="LISTER"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-125" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LISTER</persName> </hi>. I am
<hi rend="italic">a cab</hi> driver, No. 7,892. The plate had been lent to Mr. Smeaton—I was on the stand at Old-street, St. Luke's, on the morn
<lb/>ing of Friday, 6th June—at a little after 4 o'clock that morning, the pri
<lb/>soner Jackson came to me and told me he wanted me to go and take up in Coleman-street, St. Luke's—he rode on the box along with me—when we got to Coleman-street, there was some scaffolding, and a young man was standing there with a blue coat on—Jackson said, "That is the young man you are going to take"—I cannot tell who the young man was; I did not see him at the police station that I could swear to—the person I saw was very much the stature of the man, but having a different dress on, I could not swear to him—Jackson got off the box and went up a court with the young man—I did not go up the court—they came out and brought a basket, and put it in the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—then the other young man went and fetched four brown paper parcels, and put them in the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—he then got in himself—I saw him when he brought the parcels, and when he got in the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—Jackson got on the box, and the other young maa inside told me to drive down Bethnal-green-road, and he would tell me where to stop—I went, and stopped just before we got to Essex-street—he told me to go down there, and turn to the right—he got out and went to the left—he went to a house in Essex-street, and looked up at the window—I said, "That man is gone"—Jackson said, "That is all right, he will be back directly"—the young man then came back, and told me to drive away for about a quarter of an hour and then the person would be up—I drove away—I did not see anything more at that time of the taller one—I was gone about a quarter of an hour as near as could be; and in going down Essex-street again, an officer came, caught my horse by the head, and said, "Where are you going with this
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>?"—I said, "Don't hold my horse, I am quite capable of driving my horse; I will go where you please to tell me"—he went to Bethnal-green, Old-road, and then drove to Bethnal-green station, and then to Old-street—I was taken and remanded for a time, and then discharged—the taller pri
<lb/>soner, Fowler, is very much the stature of the other man—I have every reason to believe he is the person—he had a dark blue coat on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you taken into custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I was locked up for a week—at the second examination the policeman asked me if Fowler was the man—I said he was very much the height of the man, but I could not swear to him—I went to Essex-street, to a house opposite to a public house, and that young man knocked at a door—I might be there about five or six minutes—it was morning, I could see the young man quite plainly—he looked at me, and I looked at him—I did not look particularly at him, I wish I had—I could not undertake to say that Fowler is the person.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-126" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I live in Cambridge-road, Bethnal-green, and am a lamp lighter. On Friday morning, 6th June, I finished putting out my lights a few minutes before 4 o'clock, and I was in Old Bethnal-green-road, opposite Essex-street, as nigh as possible, at 20 minutes to 5 o'clock—I saw a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> come up Essex-street—it drew up opposite the Barley Mow beer shop—I saw the prisoner, Fowler, get out of that
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—he went to the back door of the Falcon public house, and knocked with his knuckles; I stood and watched him—the prisoner Jackson was on the box of the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, and the caiman, Lister—while I was standing watching, the policeman, 242
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>, came up; I spoke to him—while I was speaking to him Fowler ran from the back door of the Falcon to the corner of Elizabeth-street, up Elizabeth-street, into the Hackney-road, and got away—the constable went to look after Fowler, and the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> drove away—I left the constable while I went to lock up my ladder in Union-square—I afterwards saw the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> in New Bethnal-green-road—I went, called a constable, and ran with him—he stopped the
<hi rend="italic">cab.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Jackson.</hi> You say you watched this man knock at the door of the Falcon, and the caiman says that the other man came and spoke to him in a quarter of an hour, and if you had been watching, you must have seen him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You tell us the time was 20 minutes before 5 o'clock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think that was about the time, as nigh as possible—I saw Fowler go to the corner of Elizabeth-street—he ran away—I did not see him any more—the constable went after him—the constable told me to stand and watch the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—I watched it, and after the constable came back I went to put away my ladder; but while he was gone after Fowler the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> had gone away—I see a good deal of the police, being out in the night and morning, and sometimes we pass the time of the morning—I do not assist them in taking persons—I do not know that I had seen Fowler in my life before—I had seen the policeman two or three times—I saw Fowler again at a public house oppo
<lb/>site Clerkenwell police court, with Jackson's wife—I did not hear that Jackson's wife is a relation of his—he was not in custody when I first saw him—I induced them to take him—Jackson's wife had been pointed out to me before—the police had taken two or three persons on my description, and when I saw them I said they were not the men—on the Wednesday morning, Evans, of the
<hi rend="italic">G</hi> division, told me that that was Jackson's wife—I did not at first say Fowler was the man—I went close to him that I might be positively sure he was the man—directly I went up to him I was positive, and I fetched two officers to take him—when I saw him the first morning, he was in Old Bethnal-green-road—the front of the Falcon is in Essex-street, and the back in Old Bethnal-green-road—I stood at the corner of Essex-street—I suppose I was twenty yards from him—when I saw him with Jackson's wife, I did not at once say he was the man—I took time to make up my mind—when I went close to him I was sure.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How was Fowler dressed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the morning I saw him at the Falcon back door, he had a blue jacket on—he was not dressed in the same way afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-127" type="surname" value="POOLE"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-127" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH POOLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, K</hi> 23). On the morning of Friday, 6th June, I was on duty in Punderson-buildinga, Bethnal-green-road, that is about a quarter of a mile from the Barley Mow—about 2 minutes past 5 o'clock I saw the prisoner Fowler, in company with another man whom I knew—they were going in the direction of Bethnal-green Church—they were further away from Banner-street than the Barley Mow is—I spoke to</p>
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<p>the man whom I knew, and I followed them to nearly opposite the Church—I had an opportunity of seeing Fowler that time—I walked five or six yards behind them the whole way—Fowler was dressed in a dark blue pea jacket, brown trowsera, and a cap.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know the Falcon?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it is in the Bethnal-green Old-road—I was in Bethnal-green New-road—the Falcon and Barley Mow are very near together—the Barley Mow was between me and Banner-street—the men passed me in the road, and I walked after them—Elizabeth-street is between the Old-road and Hackney-road—if you went up Elizabeth-street you could get into Hackney-road, not into Beth
<lb/>nal-green-road—I had never seen Fowler before—the next time I saw him he was in custody—I am quite sure he was the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-128" type="surname" value="JENKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JENKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, K</hi> 242). I was on duty on Friday, 6th Jane, in Essex-street, Beth nal-green-road, about a quarter before 5 o'clock—I saw a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> driving down Essex-street and along the Old Bethnal-green-road—they came to the Barley Mow beer shop, Jackson was on the box—they stopped at the Barley Mow about ten minutes—I did not see them till they returned again to Essex-street, in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—I stopped the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, and asked the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> man where he was going—he said the party that was inside was gone—that was the man who had been riding in the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, that I did not see—I looked into the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, and saw the silk that has been produced and identified by Mr. Cook—I showed him the same silk that I saw in the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—I took Jackson into custody—I found on him this pocket handkerchief, some lamp cottons, some lucifers, two dupli
<lb/>cates, a skeleton key, and a knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jackson's Defence.</hi> He says it is a skeleton key; where I live, it was dropped to me out of a window, and one ward was broken; I have had it in nry pocket ever since; I was going down Old-street at 4 o'clock that morning, I saw a man standing at the corner of a street, he asked me to go for a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, as he had got some goods to take to Bethnal-green; I went, and came back with the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, and the young man put the property in; he asked me to go with him, and we went to Essex-street; he went'and stood at the corner of Essex-street, and he said the persons were not up; he said, "Drive away," and we drove away, and as we were coming back we were stopped by the policeman; that is all I know about it; if I had been guilty, I could easily have jumped off and ran away; this prisoner is nothing at all like the man that I got the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> for.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-129" type="surname" value="BLACKHURST"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-129" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BLACKHURST</persName> </hi>. I am foreman in the dye house that used to be Mr. Atkinson's—the last three years it has been Mr. Howton's, in Lamb's-passage, Chiswell-street—Fowler came there a lad, and has been there twelve or fourteen years, up to the time he was taken into custody—we do not have anybody there with a bad character if we know it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-130" type="surname" value="GOODWIN"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-130" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GOODWIN</persName> </hi>. I am a watch maker, in Bow-lane, Cheapeide. I have known Fowler ever since he was in arms—he has always borne a good character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did he live the last six months?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He worked at the dye house, and lived, I believe, in Brick-lane, Old-street—as far as I know, he has been working at the dye house, where he has been employed many years—he has not been at my place lately—I have always heard he has been at work.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES BLACKHURST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he in your employ till he was taken into custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was till the night before he was taken—he</p>
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<p>has been in our employ twelve or fourteen years, not ell the time—when we were slack of work he would be discharged two or three days—he left, and went to Ivy-lane, Hoxton—he might be away twelve months, and then I took him on again—I cannot say how long it is since I took him into my employ again—all I can say is, he has been on and off in our employ twelve or fourteen years—he was in our employ before Christmas, and was till he wat taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Does Mr. Cook dye at your house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, we are cotton dyers—we had not dismissed Fowler the night before he was taken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you say he was in your service till he was taken?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he left on Thursday, 5th June—he did not come the next morning—he was taken into custody on a Friday, I think—I do not know whether it was 5th or 12th June, I did not take notice—I know he went away on Thursday night at 6 o'clock, that was the last I saw of him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-131" type="surname" value="JENKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-131" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JENKINS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I took him into custody on Thursday morning, 12th June.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM KNIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On what day did you see him in the public house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On Thursday morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-132" type="surname" value="BLACKHURST"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-132" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BLACKHURST</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I will not state whether it was Wed
<lb/>nesday or Thursday when he left us—I cannot tell how long after he had been away when I heard he was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JACKSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-691-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-691-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 21.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOWLER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18560707-691-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18560707-691-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-691-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 25.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18560707-691-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-691-18560707 t18560707-691-punishment-19"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID READ</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18560707-692-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, stealing 1 handkerchief, value 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-134" type="given" value="WILLIAM EBENEZER"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18560707-692-offence-1 t18560707-name-134"/>William Ebenezer Fillmore</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-135" type="surname" value="FILLMORE"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-135" type="given" value="WILLIAM EBENEZER"/>WILLIAM EBENEZER FILLMORE</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, and reside at Brighton. I came to London on 24th June, and passing the Mansion House, I went into the Justice room, to see how justice was administered—I mixed with the persons in the Court—the prisoner was close behind me—when I went in I had my handkerchief in my outside coat pocket—while there I missed it—I spoke to a policeman, he soon after brought the prisoner to me, and took my handkerchief out of his pocket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-136" type="surname" value="FOULGER"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-136" type="given" value="THEODORE HALSTEAD"/>THEODORE HALSTEAD FOULGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 568). I was in the Court at the Mansion House on that day—Sir Robert Garden was sitting—I received information from the last witness—I observed the prisoner, I told him I wanted to speak to him outside the door, he walked out—I told him I was a police officer—he said he would not allow me to search him without I showed him my authority—I showed him my warrant card, and asked him what handkerchiefs he had—he said he had but one handkerchief, and he produced a white one—I then searched him, and found this other handkerchief in his coat pocket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-137" type="surname" value="FILLMORE"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM EBENEZER"/>WILLIAM EBENEZER FILLMORE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is my handkerchief—it is not marked, but it is very old, and has been darned, and the corner is torn by a person I lent it to.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-692-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-692-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 21.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-692-18560707 t18560707-692-punishment-20"/>Confined Six Month</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 10lbs. paint, value 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-139" type="surname" value="SPILL"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18560707-693-offence-1 t18560707-name-139"/>George Spill</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-140" type="surname" value="ROGERS"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-140" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I am a colour grinder, in the employ of George Spill and others, in St. George's-street, East. I was there on 13th June—the</p>
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<p>prisoner was colour grinder and engine driver in their service—I saw the prisoner that day in front of the mill—he filled a keg of white lead from an iron tank—it was my master's property—he took it part of the way throng the shop, and left it between two casks—he went to the back of the pre
<lb/>mises for two or three minutes—he then returned, and took the keg of white lead outside the door—in a few minutes afterwards he returned to the front of the mill, and told me he was going out for a short time, and if it should want any fireing put on, would I do it—I said, "Yes"—after that he went out of the premises, and in the course of a few minutes he went by the front of the door with something under his left arm, which appeared rolled up, and covered with some kind of cloth, similar in size to the 56lb keg that I had seen him with—I afterwards saw a pot of Prussian blue, which my employer said was in the wrong place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who was there when he filled the keg?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A man named Bell—he is not here—I have been in the prose
<lb/>cutor's employ since 1st April—I drive the engine since the prisoner has left, my master told me to get up the steam—I did live at Mr. Hubbock's better than two years—lie had the misfortune to have a fire on his premises while I was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you happen to get hold of any money which you were about to throw into a tank to conceal?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I could not sink it in a tank when I was in the counting house—I have not told the prisoner that I was going to sink it in a tank, when Mr. Oxley found me—I gave it up to Mr. Oxley—I did not get hold of some 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. papers of coppers, and keep them—there was a
<hi rend="italic">Sandy</hi> Lawson employed there; he and I did not get hold of a barrel of beer, and roll it in, and drink it, and burn the cask—I can bring the publican to prove different to that—the men did not get drunk with the beer—there is no truth in the statement about the money and the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. peeked—all the copper was 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;, and we told Mr. Oxley of it, and he told us to spend it—I did not tell the prisoner that I was about to throw the money into the tank, and about the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. papers of halfpence and the barrel of beer; it is not true—I left Mr. Hubbock's for getting drunk, but it was not with that barrel of beer—it is about two years since I left Mr. Hubbock—I lived with him about nine years—the fire happened about twelve months before I left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Now, be careful; in the course of conversation with the prisoner, a short time before he was taken, did you not tell him those things which I have mentioned?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not at all, Sir—the day I saw this was 13th June, between 7 and 8 o'clock in the morning—it was on a Friday—I never said it was on Thursday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-141" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH KEEBLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 195). I was on duty before the pro
<lb/>secutor's premises on 13th June, and saw the prisoner about 10 minutes before 7 o'clock come out with a keg, and go into the Rose and Crown public house, next door, kept by Mr. Matthis—in about five minutes he came out, went into the prosecutor's premises, stayed there about five minutes, and came out again with something wrapped in a smock frock—he went round the Highway—I followed him to take him, but lost sight of him—the parcel was about the same size as the keg.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you watching him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the landlord of the public house is here—he did not go into a coffee house—I was walk
<lb/>ing behind him on the opposite side of the way when I lost sight of him—a little further off than I am from him now—there is a court there, and I</p>
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<p>suppose he must have gone up that court—I looked up the court, and went up it—I did not go into any house—I have never found the thing that was wrapped in the cloth.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-142" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SAVAGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 149). I took the prisoner on Saturday, 14th June—he said, "I suppose they have got hold of something, but I will I make them suffer for it"—I told him he was charged with stealing a keg of lead from his employers—I went to his house, No. 16, Upper Grove-street, and found this pot of Prussian blue in one corner of the two pair of stain room, which is his room—after I had him in custody, he did not speak to any one—he put on his hat and coat, and went with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he give his right place of abode?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yet, No. 16, Grove-street, Commercial-road—I went to the two pair room, and found his wife, and three children, and this pot of Prussian blue.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560707-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-143" type="surname" value="MATHIS"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-name-143" type="given" value="JOACHIM"/>JOACHIM MATHIS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Rose and Crown, next door to the pro-secutor. The prisoner came to my house on 11th June—he brought a pot something like this—I do not know what was in it—he left it with me, and said, "Just put it over the bar till I call for it"—he did call for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he leave it in the morning, and call for it in the evening?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WIGGINS</persName> </hi>. I am in the prosecutor's employ. The prisoner told me to tell a man named Graves to go to his lodging and remove a pot of Prussian blue—that was on the day he was taken into custody, while patting on his hat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A porter—I was not before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560707-name-145" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-145" type="given" value="JOHN EDWARD"/>JOHN EDWARD OXLEY</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of George Spill and others. The prisoner was in our employ—he had no authority to remove lead, or anything else, from the premises—we had Prussian blue on our premises—this blue is made precisely as we make ours, and with the same oil that we use.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do printing ink makers use this blue?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot tell—I have only known the prisoner since he has been in our employ, six or seven weeks.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-146" type="given" value="ALFRED EWEN"/>ALFRED EWEN BURRELL</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm. I did not give the prisoner authority to remove Prussian blue or lead—all he had to do with them on the premises was to grind them, and attend to the mills—the other partner of the firm is in France, and has been there some time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, T</hi> 46). On Saturday morning, 21st June, I was on duty on Old Oak Common, near Acton—I saw a fire on the, common, and the prisoner by it—to go to it, I had to go down a valley, and up a hill, and when I got to the top of the hill I found a bag and a sheep skin—I then saw another fire in the hedge, and found this tin lid and the remains of a pewter pot in it—I saw the prisoner watching through the, hedge—I stood some minutes, and he saw me, and put on his hat, and went away—I went and took him, and brought him back to the fire—I asked him if he knew anything about the things—he said, "No"—I took him across the common, and gave him to another officer—I said that I was not satisfied, and we went back to where I saw the prisoner first and found the carcase</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-150" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KIRKBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 203). The last witness came to me with the prisoner—I went with him, and discovered the body of the sheep—it was not dead; it gave two or three sighs, and died—its two fore legs were tied with this piece of list, which I took off.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-151" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ARMELL</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Edward Ransome, a farmer. This sheep and skin were shown to me—it was one of my master's sheep—I had seen it on the previous evening, between 6 and 7 o'clock.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the 2nd Count.</hi> </rs> Aged 60.—
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<interp inst="t18560707-695-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18560707-695-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, stealing 1 purse, value 1
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
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<interp inst="t18560707-695-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-155" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WALLIS</persName> </hi>. I am a porter. On the night of 2nd July I saw the prisoners together near London-bridge, for six or seven minutes, and I saw Jones attempt a pocket—soon after Jones put his hand in the prosecutrx's pocket, and at that time Wright was walking behind him—after Jones had picked the pocket, they walked away together—I met another witness, and we told a constable, and gave Jones, in charge—it was Jones I saw attempt the pocket, and Wright was with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-156" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BELLAMY</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker, of Union-street. I was on London-bridge, and saw the two prisoners there—I saw Jones pick the lady's pocket, and the prisoners were then close together—they then ran across the road—I had not seen them together before—I spoke to the lady.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-name-157" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA ELVERY</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 216, Strand. I was on London-bridge on the evening of 2nd July—the last witness spoke to me—I missed my purse, which I had safe ten minutes before—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and on Wright this purse, half a crown, three sixpences, and one 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, in his coat pocket, outside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wright's Defence.</hi> I went over the water, and coming back, I met this young man by the railway station; he was coming my way; I stopped to look over the bridge once or twice; he came to me, and said, "Come on;" we went across, and he pulled me to an arch, and the constable took me; the purse was found in my pocket, but I do not know anything of it; I am inno
<lb/>cent of it.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WRIGHT</hi>
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<p>it—I called to him, And said, "Halloo, bring that back"—he came back facing the window, and begged that we would not have him looked up—he said he
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<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, I did, and followed you out of the door.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, N</hi> 163). I took the prisoner at the Great Northern Railway, at a quarter before 7 o'clock in the morning—I told him he was charged with taking a copper from No. 22, Albany-place—he denied it, hut on taking him to the station he owned he did it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Bead: "Central Criminal Court, Jan.</hi> 7, 1852;
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES REYNOLDS</hi> </persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560707-697-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 21.—
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