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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FINNIS, 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—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1857.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CAR
<lb/>ROLL</hi>., Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="largeCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WIRE</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="largeCaps">HALE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-2" type="given" value="GEORGE RICHARD"/>George Richard Clark</persName>, not in custody) for unlawfully procuring
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18570706-763-offence-1 t18570706-name-3"/>Elizabeth Harriss</persName>, aged 14 years, to have illicit connection with the said George Richard Clark.—Other
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNTS</hi>., varying the manner of laying the charge.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>. conducted the Prosecution, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>. the Defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-763-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1857.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALE</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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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY ANDERSON</hi> (23)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The certificate of the acquittal of Martin Burke was put in and read—on</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th May</hi>, 1867,
<hi rend="italic">on an indictment charging him with stealing one porte monnaie and</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">of Henry Anderson, from his person.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-5" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SAWYER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the ushers of the Court of Quarter Ses
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<p>at Westminster. I remember the trial of Martin Burke on 16th May—I remember the prisoner being there—I administered the oath to him in due form, and he was examined as a witness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> At the time Martin Burke had his trial, did the Judge ask you any questions concerning me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-6" type="given" value="MARTIN"/>MARTIN BURKE</persName> </hi>. I am an attendant at the Strand Theatre; I have been there about seven years—I am there to prevent persons selling tickets out
<lb/>side—on 4th April I was in attendance, from half past 6 up to 7 o'clock, in the gallery, and a man came and told me there were two men selling tickets—I left, and went to the door, where I saw the prisoner and another man with him—I said, "You know you are doing wrong by doing that here" (they were selling tickets); "you had better go away; if any of my
<hi rend="italic">governors</hi> see you, you will get me in a row"—the prisoner said, "Who are you?"—I said, "If you will stop till such time as the policeman comes, I will let you know who I am"—he said, "I suppose you are some b—detective," and he up with his fist and hit me a severe blow in the left eye, which gave me a severe black eye—he then ran for about forty-five yards—I ran after him, and overtook him; I caught him by the collar of the coat, and held him till the constable came up—before he came up the prisoner kicked me severely about the privates—when the constable came up I gave him into custody—there was a great mob—I said to the constable, "I give him in charge for striking me; he has been selling tickets at the door, my
<hi rend="italic">governors</hi> will see to that; I will give him in charge for striking me in the street"—he turned and said, "I will give you in charge for robbing me of my purse and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., snatching it out of my hand"—I had not done so—the policeman caught hold of me—I said, "You know me very well, I am a man different to that; leave go of me, I will walk quietly to the station"—he let go, and I went to the station—I was searched, and nothing was found on me but my own
<hi rend="italic">porte monnaie</hi>—I was committed to take my trial—the prisoner was let go—I was in custody up to the trial at Westminster—when the trial came on, the prisoner appeared as the prosecutor—I defended myself, as I am only a poor man—I put questions to the prisoner—I asked him where he lived, and he said at No. 6, Wellclose Square—I asked him whether he ever got his living at anything else but ivory turning, as he had described him
<lb/>self as an ivory turner in the charge sheet—he said, "No"—I then asked him whether he ever got his living by selling sham sovereigns in the street—he said, "No"—I then asked him whether he had ever sold rings in the street—he said, "No"—then the Judge asked him a few questions—I asked him whether he had ever gone by any other name except Anderson—his answer was, "No"—the Judge asked him, in my hearing, if he had ever gone by or used the name of Barnett, or Moses Aaron, and he said, "No"—the Judge asked him if he had been in prison under the name of Barnett Aaron, or William Barnett, and he said, "No"—the Judge asked him if he had ever been in the House of Correction, and he said, "No"—he was asked if he had ever been convicted under the name of William Barnett, for having assaulted Eliezer Bath—he said, "No," he had never been in any prison at all; he had never been convicted at all, nor been in prison in any shape or form, in Whitecross Street, or otherwise—I was acquitted on that occasion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> On 4th April there was a benefit for the widow and children of the late Henry Hayes.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I do not know the name, it was a printers' society—I am not aware how many tickets were distributed, there were a great many—they were made to be sold—the printers' society took</p>
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<p>the house for Saturday night, 4th April—I think it was not raining—I think it was about 7 o'clock when I came to you—I did not say you were selling false tickets; I said, "You have no business selling
<hi rend="italic">them</hi> tickets here"—you offered pit tickets for 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which are 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a-piece—I watched you some time before I spoke to you—I had a witness to prove that you asked 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for one ticket—that was Mr. Mitchell, but he was not called—the Judge asked if my employer was in the court, and I said, "Yes," and my employer immediately got up, and gave me a character—I went to you and said you had no business selling those tickets there, especially at half price, and I told you you had better go away—you did not say, "What is that to you if I like to give them away?"—I did not say I was an officer of the theatre—I said, "You had better get away from here; if any of my
<hi rend="italic">governors</hi> come and see you here, you will get me in a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>"—I have two
<hi rend="italic">governors</hi>, Mr. Payne, the lessee, and the gentleman whom I do a little job
<lb/>bing for in the day time—I assist the painter and carpenter—I have been there seven years—I did not see a
<hi rend="italic">porte monnaie</hi> in your hand, nor a cigar case—I did not have a man with me when I came up—I saw a man speak to you, and walk away—I saw you offering tickets—I had been in prison twice before that charge, but never for stealing or felony; it was for assaulting—I was tried in 1852, and was in Newgate for breaking a man's leg by accident—I was sentenced to twelve months, but for all that I was not guilty—there were two of us in the case, the other man that broke the leg got acquitted, and I was sentenced to twelve months—I suffered about seven months—the second time I was one month in the House of Correc
<lb/>tion for an assault—I never was charged with stealing a penny—I ran after you, and caught you by the collar—you punched and kicked me—I knocked your head against the railings, I did not pinch your throat—you gave me in charge for stealing your purse, you did not charge me with striking you—you said nothing about the assault—you appeared on 6th April, and I was sent for trial—the Magistrate asked if you had any witnesses, and you said you had two witnesses, but you did not know whether you should be able to make them attend—the policeman did not say there was a crowd by the Somerset Hotel, he said by King's College gates, which is about twenty yards from the Somerset Hotel—the policeman came up, and asked what was the matter—you said you had been robbed of the
<hi rend="italic">porte monnaie</hi>, you said nothing about striking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I told the inspector I had been struck by you; and after you got me by the throat, after the garotting style, you took my
<hi rend="italic">porte monnaie</hi>, and gave it to another man.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, you said, "Two other companions"—there was no money found on me—the Judge did not ask if your name was Henry Anderson, nor did you say, "My name is Henry Barnett Anderson, but sometimes they call me Henry Barnett and sometimes Henry Anderson"—you denied being Barnett at all—the Judge asked if you ever went by the name of Moses Aaron, and you said, "No"—he asked if ever you were in prison by that name, and you said, "No"—I did not see a paper handed up that you had been in prison by that name—I believe Mr. Sawyer was asked a question by the Judge; I cannot tell what he said—he did say that you had gone by the name of Moses Aaron—I gave you in charge for striking me—I did not strike you, but I knocked your head against the rails—I never took your purse—I was honourably acquitted; I was let out of the dock, and as soon as I came out my
<hi rend="italic">governor</hi> ordered me to give you in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did I not go up before the Judge, and say, "My Lord, have I</p>
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<p>committed any perjury?" and he said, "No, I had not"?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was not in the Court? my poor old mother was in the Court, and my
<hi rend="italic">governor</hi> gave me half a crown to send her home in a
<hi rend="italic">cab.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> as soon as you left, in consequence of something your
<hi rend="italic">governor</hi> said, the prisoner was charged with perjury?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I asked for the paper that I had handed up to the Judge, for I meant to take proceedings against him—I was tried on 16th May, and I preferred the charge as soon as I left the dock—the prisoner went down the steps, and tried to run away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> After I was taken before the Magistrate, did he not say, "I see no case of perjury?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, he did not—he asked who gave you in charge for perjury, and I said I did—my master sent up, because he had to pay his men—he was not before the Magistrate—I do not know whether he is in Court now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-7" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WATTS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 82). I was on duty in the Strand on the night of 4th April, about 20 minutes before 8 o'clock in the evening—I saw a crowd; I went up, and saw the last witness there, and the prisoner—Burke had the prisoner by throat, and as soon as I came up the prisoner gave him into custody for robbing him of a purse containing 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—Burke said he had not done so—he went quietly with me to the station, and there the prisoner charged him with that offence, and it was entered on the charge sheet—I did not hear any charge stated by Burke.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you at the trial when the prisoner prosecuted Burke?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the prisoner was examined, and Burke asked him some questions—he asked him if he ever, at any time, sold sham sovereigns or rings in the street, and he said, "No"—he asked him if he ever went by any other name, and he said, "No"—I think he did not mention any other name, I cannot remember—the Judge put the question whether he ever went by the name of Barnett Aaron, and he said, "No"—he asked him if he had ever been in prison, and he said, "No"—he was given into my custody on a charge of perjury immediately after the acquittal of Burke—Mr. Payne, the lessee of the Strand Theatre, gave him in charge, and I took him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> On 4th April there was a performance at the Strand Theatre, for the benefit of a man of the name of Hayes, was there not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know; you said so—there was a lot of people when I came up, and you gave Burke into custody for stealing your purse—you did not give him into custody for striking you and knocking your head against the railings—it was after the charge was made that you mentioned that—I do not think the charge for assault was taken—you were taken before the Magistrate on 6th April—you did not give me the name and address of several witnesses in Drury Lane who saw the assault—you gave the name of Mr. Stewart and another person—I did not go to them; I did not consider it was necessary—Burke was committed for trial—you attended on 14th May, to prosecute him—you said that you had sent to Mr. Peckham and another person, and they said they would attend if they were wanted, and I told you I would do all I could to get the subpÅ“nas, and the case was adjourned—you gave the name of Henry Anderson—you did not say, "No. 6, Grace's Alley, Wellclose Square;" you said, "No. 6, Wellclose Square, a dentist and ivory teeth maker"—I never heard the Judge say that you had committed no perjury—I was not in the Court—I took you outside the Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> After he gave the address, No. 6, Wellclose Square, did you go there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I did, and he had not lived there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I was present at the trial—the prisoner was then the prosecutor—I heard Burke put some questions to him—he asked him if he was not in the habit of hawking medals about the street—he said, "No"—he asked him if he did not get his living by hawking things about the street—he said no, he did not, he was a surgeon dentist and ivory turner—the Judge put the question whether he had ever used any other name than that of Anderson—he said no, he had not—I was one of the warders of the House of Correction, at Cold Bath Fields—at that time I knew the prisoner to be there in custody—I do not recollect what the charge was; it was some trifling offence—he was there for a short period—I heard the Judge ask him at the trial whether he had ever been in any prison, and the answer he made was, "No"—when I was warder, I had seen him in prison on several different occasions, working out his sentences—I knew him by the name of Barney Aaron, or Barnett, and I believe he has been in other names—he was asked several questions as to where he lived, but I did not attend particularly to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How many times was I in the House of Correction?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A great number of times; I cannot say how many—from my own recol
<lb/>lection, I should say seven or eight times—I have some recollection of your being tried at the Middlesex Sessions—I do not recollect asking you any questions at the time that Burke had his trial—I believe there were some questions asked as to the name of Moses Aaron.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> There was no question asked whether my name was Moses Aaron, but whether I was in prison by that name; the Jury brought in Martin Burke not guilty, and did not I get up and ask the Judge whether I had committed any perjury?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, you got up into the box, and asked if you were to be detained any longer, and he said, "No, you can go"—the Judge did not ask me any question publicly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TWISS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 456). I know the prisoner—about five or six months ago he was a witness against a boy—he then gave the name of Henry Barnett at the police court—I have seen him selling
<hi rend="italic">flask</hi> sovereigns and
<hi rend="italic">flash</hi> rings in the street on several occasions within the last twelve months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When do you say I gave that boy in charge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I forget the date; it was on occasion of his breaking a window, when yon lived in Hackney Road, there was a disturbance; I was in plain clothes, I saw two lads throw stones at your window, I took one into custody, and brought him to your door; I asked you if you would give the charge, you gave the name of Henry Barnett; I did not see you sign it—I was not in the Court when Burke had his trial—I did not give any evidence—I do not know what you stated—you have seen me in the street a great many times—I have drunk with you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-10" type="given" value="EDWLN"/>EDWLN TOWNSHEND</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police sergeant, N</hi> 23). I remember the prisoner being a witness against two men, whom he charged at our station with stealing a box of jewellery—I have the charge sheet in which he signed his name as Henry Barnett; he said he was a hawker of jewellery, and gave his address at No. 4, Cambridge Heath Road—that was on the 28th Jan.—the men were both discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you take them into custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, Swaine took them—I took the charge—they were charged with stealing a small box of jewellery—one man was charged with being concerned with another man in stealing it—I do not know that you went to the man's house, and found the property there—the men were both discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SWAINE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 188). I know the prisoner by the name of Henry Barnett—on 28th Jan. he gave two men in charge for stealing jewellery from him—he gave his name Henry Barnett, No. 4, Cambridge Heath Road—I have often seen him in the street selling
<hi rend="italic">flash</hi> rings and sovereigns.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you take those men into custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I took one, and my brother officer took another—I did not go to the man's house where the property was—I am not aware that the man took your property—I took one man into custody—the sergeant took the charge—there were two men taken—there was not a third man taken—I am not aware that the sergeant authorised an officer to go to the man's house—I do not know that the officer went to the man's house, and that he gave it up, and said he took it out of a joke—I heard the evidence that Martin Burke gave at the police court, but not at the Westminster Session—I never knew you in prison—you did live at No. 4, Cambridge Heath Road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-12" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am the solicitor for the prosecution. I pro
<lb/>duce an examined copy of a summary conviction—(
<hi rend="italic">Read. This certified the conviction of Barnett Aaron, on</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th Sept.</hi>, 1843,
<hi rend="italic">before Mr. Henry, at Lam
<lb/>beth Street, for having disturbed one John Hutching, by ringing the door bell of his house; ordered to be fined</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and in default of payment to be con
<lb/>fined fourteen days in the House of Correction.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-13" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COTTON</persName> </hi>. I am a boot and shoemaker. I was formerly in the police—the prisoner is the person who was convicted according to this certificate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-14" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-14" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-14" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD LAMBERT</persName> </hi>. I am a warder of the House of Correction, in Cold Bath Fields; I have been there upwards of twenty-five years. I know the prisoner by the name of
<hi rend="italic">Barney</hi> Aaron, and also in the name of Barnett—I have seen him several times in prison—I was present in Court at the trial of Martin Burke; I handed something up to the Judge—I heard the Judge ask the prisoner whether he had gone by any other name than Anderson, and he said, "No"—the Judge asked him whether he had ever been in prison, and he said, "No."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When Martin Burke was in the dock, you were in Court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and directly I saw you going to give evidence I wrote on a slip of paper, which I handed up to the Judge, "Sir, I know this person to have been a prisoner in the House of Correction several times"—I said I knew you by the name of Moses Aaron—I do not recollect your asking the Judge if you had committed any perjury, I had left the Court—I did not ask you any questions—the Judge called me, and asked whether I had any doubt of your being the man, and I said, "No"—I can tell you of circumstances so indelibly impressed on my memory that they will never be erased—when I went to the Westminster police court, I did not come up and say that I was mistaken in the name—I said I thought I had known you in another name—I stated in that paper that it was my belief that you had been in prison by the name of Moses Aaron, and it is still my belief—I did not come to the Court and say that I was mistaken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-15" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-15" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LOCKYER</persName> </hi>. I am a warder of the House of Correction. I was present at the trial of Martin Burke—I know the prisoner by the name of William Barnett—I have heard him called by other names—I have known him in prison—once positively I can speak to—that was in Cold Bath Fields; I received him myself on 1st Aug., 1855, in the name of William Barnett—it was for assaulting Bath.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were you at the Sessions when Burke had his trial?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-16" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STONE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Morris, Stone, and Morris; our offices are No. 6, Wellclose Square—the prisoner did not live there on 16th May—I never knew him to live there—I know nothing of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Is there Grace's Alley, Wellclose Square?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I do not know that there is No. 6 there—I have no doubt there is.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-17" type="given" value="JUDITH"/>JUDITH CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I am servant at No. 6, Wellclose Square. I was so on 16th May—I do not know the prisoner; he did not live or lodge at No. 6, Wellclose Square.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Is there not Grace's Alley?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner put in a written defence detailing the circumstances as given in his cross-examinations.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-18" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PECKHAM</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">examined by the prisoner</hi>). On 4th April there was a disturbance outside my master's shop—I saw you and Martin Burke together—I should not know him if I were to see him—I was sub
<lb/>poenaed at the Westminster Session—I was not sworn before the Grand Jury—I saw Martin Burke knock your head against the iron railings—I did not see him strike you at all—he did ask you about selling things in the street, and you denied it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You went up merely to state that you saw a row?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I recollect several questions being put to the prisoner; he was asked whether he sold things in the street, and he denied it—he was asked whether he had been in prison, he denied that too—he was asked whether he went by any other name than Anderson; he denied it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were you in Court when a paper was handed up to the Judge, and they asked me whether I ever went by the name of Moses Aaron?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, the Judge asked you if you went by that name, and you denied it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-19" type="given" value="SARAH CATHARINE"/>SARAH CATHARINE AARON</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's mother. He has worked at the dentist's profession—he lived at No. 6, Grace's Alley, Well
<lb/>close Square—it is a good while since I called there—it is about twelve months—I never knew him to go by the name of Moses Aaron, or to be in prison by that name—that is not his name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-20" type="given" value="MOSES"/>MOSES AARON</persName> </hi>. I live in Chapel Street, Islington, and am a broker. I lived in Hare Street, Bethnal Green—I bought part of a barrow which was said to be stolen; I was taken before the Magistrate, and sent for trial, by the name of Moses Aaron—I was imprisoned for twelve months—I never knew the prisoner to go by the name of Moses Aaron; I know he worked at making ivory teeth—he lived at No. 6, Grace's Alley, for some years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-764-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-764-18570706 t18570706-764-punishment-2"/>Confined Two Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1857.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CARROLL</hi>., Knt., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>.; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY RUSSELL</hi> (37)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18570706-766-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a request for the delivery of two gallons of brandy;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18570706-766-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>a request for the delivery of 2 gallons of rum, and 1 gallon of gin, with intent to defraud: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-766-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-766-18570706 t18570706-766-punishment-4"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and one for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money; the property of
<persName id="t18570706-name-25" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-25" type="surname" value="HENDRY"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-25" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18570706-767-offence-1 t18570706-name-25"/>James Hendry</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="t18570706-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-26" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL HAYDON</persName> </hi>. I am a detective officer. On 19th June, at 11 o'clock, I was in Cheapside, near the Post Office gates—I saw the prisoner, and on the opposite side from her were two men, about fifteen or twenty yards from her—I saw her speak to a gentleman who was passing along Cheapside—she left him, and went to the two men—they remained in conversation a short time, and the prosecutor came by—the prisoner then left the two men, and spoke to the prosecutor—she walked by his side towards Foster Lane—the men crossed over to the opposite side of Cheapside, and stopped—the prisoner and prosecutor stopped at the corner of Foster Lane, then went along Foster Lane, and the men followed at a distance, re-crossing Cheapside—they turned into Gresham Street, and then they all four went to the corner of Cheapside; the men walked at about twenty or twenty-five yards' distance, sufficiently near to keep the prisoner and prosecutor in sight—at the corner of Wood Street the prisoner placed herself in front of the prosecutor, and remained so not less than half a minute, then turned round in a hurried manner and ran across Cheapside, towards Friday Street, followed by the two men—I spoke to the prosecutor—he was sober, though he had had some drink; he was able to walk and talk—from what he said to me, I went after the prisoner, and found her running along Friday Street as hard as she could—I went after her, stopped her, and told her that I belonged to the police, and I suspected that she had robbed the gentleman she had just left—she said, "I do not know what you mean," and at the same time I saw her hands moving under her mantle—I laid hold of them, and found her left hand clenched—I forced it open, and found in it this foreign bill of exchange for 108
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a Scotch bill for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and an envelope with the prosecutor's name and address in full—she said, "They are only some pieces of paper; the gentleman gave them to me"—the prosecutor came up—I told him what she had said, and he denied, in her presence, that he had given them to her—I took her to the station, and stated that I had seen two men in her company, and she said, "Yes," pointing to two gentlemen who came with me from Friday Street, "and there they are"—they were not the two men whom I had seen—she refused to give her address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you opened her hand, were the bills alone?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were with the envelope, but not in it; they were crumpled up in her hand—the gentleman she spoke to before she spoke to the prosecutor was not one of the gentlemen whom I saw at the station—I am certain that the two men I saw at the station were not the two men I saw fifteen or twenty yards from the prisoner—the prosecutor had clearly been drinking—he did not stand before her willingly; he was walking—she walked by his side from ten to fifteen minutes, and near enough for him to speak to her, and he was talking to her—I did not hear what they said—I am not aware of any rule that the police are to take</p>
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<p>these poor girls into custody if they persist in troubling gentlemen when they are not wanted—I do not think the prisoner saw me at all—I was in plain clothes—the prosecutor expressed a wish at the station house not to press the charge; he said that he did not wish to appear—I heard the prisoner ask the prosecutor a question as to his wife being at Edinburgh; I recollect the word "Edinburgh" distinctly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-27" type="surname" value="HENDRY"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-27" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HENDRY</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant, of No. 21, Harp Lane, Tower Street. The prisoner accosted me on this night close to Wood Street, and walked alongside of me a little way, and then ran off suddenly—Haydon spoke to me—I felt in my pockets, and missed two bills of exchange, also a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, a half crown, and some shillings—I did not give them to the prisoner, nor did I give her my address; I gave her nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not you give her your address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not remember doing so—I am married; I have no children—my wife was not in Edinburgh at that time—I do not remember saying that my wife was in Edinburgh, and asking her to come and see me—I was not quite sober; I had been out with some friends, and had been drinking a little, but not freely; I knew what I was about—I was not aware that anything had gone out of my pocket till Haydon came up to me—I said at the station house that I would rather not appear—one shilling was left in my waistcoat pocket—I do not recollect any hand going to my pocket—I will swear that I did not give the prisoner the envelope, and speak to her about my address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-28" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-28" type="surname" value="LEWIS"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-28" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I searched the prisoner at the station, and found on her a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, a florin, and 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was here read as follows:</hi> "The money is my own, and the gentleman gave me the papers; he was very drunk."</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-767-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18570706-768-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously cutting and wounding
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-30" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18570706-768-offence-1 t18570706-name-30"/>Margaret Coglan</persName> on the head, with intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-31" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-31" type="surname" value="COGLAN"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-31" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET COGLAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Andrew Coglan. On 24th June I was haymaking at Hendon—between 3 and 4 o'clock that afternoon I went to buy some things, and as I came back with another young woman and my cousin we met the prisoner—he said to my cousin, "Mate, you have got two; will you give me one?"—the other chap said, "Which will you have?" and he mentioned the other woman—we came on our way, and when we had got across two fields into the road the prisoner overtook us—we went into the Green Man, and he treated us to some ale and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of biscuits and cheese—not to be under an obligation to him I called for a third pot, and paid for it—I do not recollect anything more—I found out afterwards that my head was cut.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you known the prisoner before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—when we went into the Green Man we were all good friends—I observed that the prisoner had a scythe with him, and a bramble wound round it, but it was a good way off the top of it—the other woman and I did not play a joke with him, or pull him about—I did not fall down until he knocked me down with the scythe—I cannot say how it was done.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-32" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ANSON</persName> </hi>. I have been living at Edgware lately. On 24th June I was at the Green Man with the prisoner, the prosecutrix, and another young woman—they had something to drink—I drank with them once—they then left the public house—the prisoner had his scythe on his shoulder,</p>
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<p>with a briar at the edge of it—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—Coglan asked him for a pipe of tobacco—he said he would not give it to her, and told her to go away, or he would make her—he told her so three or four times, and then he turned round and said again he would make her, and then he struck her with the scythe on the right side of the head—she fell down—I went and picked her up, and took her to the Green Man—she bled very much—I afterwards went with her to the surgeon's.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18570706-769-offence-1 t18570706-name-34"/>Bridget Lamb</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-35" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-35" type="given" value="BRIDGET"/>BRIDGET LAMB</persName> </hi>. I lived in Union Street, Lisson Grove; I am married, and have been for nine years—I am not living with my husband now; this has been the cause of our parting; I have not seen him for three weeks—on Whit Monday, 1st June, I was going from my house to my husband's mother's, about half past 2 or 3 o'clock—as I was going along I saw the prisoner standing by the railings of No. 14; she lives at No. 13, and my mother at No. 18—I went up to her to speak to her about what she had said about me, that she had seen me come out of a bad house with a man—I asked her if she was not ashamed of telling such a wilful lie of me—she said, "I do not want to have any talk with you"—she backed to the door; she had two keys in her hand, and she struck me over the eye with them—
<hi rend="italic">Patsy</hi> King, a man that she lives with, was with her, and he came and
<hi rend="italic">shoved</hi> me—I told him not to
<hi rend="italic">shove</hi> me—while he was
<hi rend="italic">shoving</hi> me she came and struck me at the side of the head; I do not know what it was with—the blood came—she struck me over King's shoulder; my face was not towards her, I did not see her coming—I became senseless from the blow—I was afterwards taken to the dispensary in the New Road; they dressed my head as well as they could there, and then I was taken to St. Mary's Hospital; I remained there a week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Up to what time were you living with your husband?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Up to last Saturday fortnight—that was after I came out of the hospital—he then went away—I do not know where he is—I am now living with his mother—he did not come to see me in the hospital—I had seen him about a quarter of an hour before I received the blow; I had only just left home, and come down the street to go to his mother's—he has been twice in the Crimea—I was never accused of bad habits while he was in the Crimea by anybody except the prisoner, and she has not accused me of anything while he was away, it was since he has returned—he said it was a wonder how she could say such a thing to me without having some reason—I suppose that is the reason of his leaving me, I know of no other—he did not tell me that he did not believe it; he said he could not account how she could say it without some reason—there is a woman named Osborn, who is one of the prisoner's mates—I was not quarrelling with her, I was having a conversation with her; she told me what the prisoner had said—I said to her, "Did you see me?"—she said, "No, Patsy King's woman saw you"—I was talking to Osborn just before I crossed over to Kennedy—she was right opposite the prisoner's door—this has caused a disturbance between me and my husband; he did not believe it till lately, but he thought when she said it so positively there must be something in it—the man was a barman, and he used to come in to my brother's, and take my little girl out—I had nothing to do with the</p>
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<p>man—that was what was said; I never heard it till a week or two before—I had not seen her in the mean time, that was the first time—I had not seen Osborn, only that day—I happened to see them together, because they both walk the New Road; they are women of the street—I knew where to find them, they lived close by—I went and spoke to Osborn first—I was not fighting with Osborn—I did not scratch, I dare say I spoke—the pri
<lb/>soner was standing on the railings of No. 14—there was a crowd there; but not till after I got the blow—there was nobody there then but another woman, named Bird, who was with her—there was not a large number of persons there before the blow was given—I never struck the prisoner at all—she did not tell me to go away; she said she wanted to have nothing to say to me—I told her I wanted her to speak the truth, and then she struck me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there any truth whatever in the charge made against you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I can be on my oath that I knew nothing about the man any further than seeing him about the place, and he has made free with my little girl—I know of no other charge coming to my husband's knowledge, except that made by the prisoner; we always lived happily for nine years until this—I saw my husband last Saturday fortnight, after I came out of the hospital—I have not seen him since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-36" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET ROE</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 34, Stephen Street. On the night of 1st June, between 2 and 3 o'clock, I was in Stephen Street, and saw the prisoner and Mrs. Lamb; Mrs. Lamb was talking to her and asking her questions, something regarding her character—the prisoner was standing against the door, and as Mrs. Lamb was asking her the questions she went back till she got to the edge of the passage—she then said, "I do not want to say anything to you," and then she said, "Yes, you b—w—, I can prove it," and she struck her with a key that she had in her hand; I only saw one key; the blood flowed directly she received the blow—King came out and pushed the prisoner behind into the passage—she then rushed out into the passage with a chopper, and hit Mrs. Lamb with it over King's arm; the chopper was whipped out of her hand by a person, but who it was I cannot say—she bled most furiously from the blow—the blow was on the side of the head—I have never seen the chopper since; I believe it was something that they chopped wood with—I could not say the length of it; I saw the end of it as she lifted it up—after the chopper was taken out of her hand, the prisoner went backwards again, and then brought forward a brick, and threw it, I believe to hit Mrs. Lamb, but it hit a young girl named Mary Welch, and cut her—it was holiday time, and I cannot say but what the women might have had a drop of something to drink which might have caused them to be in this anger.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were they both very much excited?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were very much in a passion—I cannot say whether they were in liquor or not—there were very few words; they were speaking in a loud, angry tone—I was not there at the time of Osborn's
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—the prosecutrix came across the street, and asked the prisoner if she could prove her a w—; the prisoner said she did not want anything to say to her—she kept asking her that, and the prisoner kept going back all the time, and the prosecutrix followed her, and then, when the prisoner got to the passage, she said, "Yes, you b—w—, I can prove you a w—;" and the word and the blow came together—the prosecutrix did not get into the passage, because King was on the edge of the door, and would not let her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say the prosecutrix was rather excited; did she</p>
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<p>strike or use any violence whatever?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, she did not lift her hand, but I have no doubt she would if she had got a chance.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-37" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WELCH</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 21, Stephen Street, Lisson Grove. On 1st June I was in Stephen Street, and saw Mrs. Lamb bleeding very much—she was standing outside the prisoner's street door, No. 14—I was
<hi rend="italic">shoved</hi> into the passage by several persons, and I got a blow from a brick; the prisoner threw it—she was at her room door, I was at the street door, and Mrs. Lamb was outside—the brick hit me at the side of the head, and stunned me—I bled, and fell, and was taken to the dispensary.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-38" type="surname" value="ARNOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-38" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ARNOTT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 123). On 1st June, in consequence of a cry of "Police!" "I went to Stephen Street, and saw Mrs. Lamb and Welch bleeding; Mrs. Lamb had a great deal of blood upon her, her gown was completely saturated—I went into the back parlour, and found there the prisoner, King, and another woman—I told the prisoner she must consider herself in my custody—King made answer, and said it was his place, and I had no business there—I was turned out, and knocked down—when I got up, I saw the prisoner getting out of the window on to the tiles—I got a ladder, and got on the tiles after her, but I was pulled back by the leg by some one, and she got away; she was taken afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-39" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND CALLAHAN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 134). I went, at a later period of the day, to the prisoner's house, and found her there—she said she struck Mrs. Lamb, but she was afraid Mrs. Lamb had come to strike her—she said she would go with me, but nobody else.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-40" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES. JAMES MULLER</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital. On 1st June Lamb was brought there—I found an incised wound about an inch long, and about half an inch deep, on the right side of the head down to the bone—a chopper would have done that—there were also two abrasions on the forehead; they were not serious.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The bone lies very near the surface there, does it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, the apparent depth arose from the swelling round the wound—I should presume that a sharp chopper used violently would have effected a much more serious injury.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JONES</hi> (39)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18570706-770-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch and seal, value 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18570706-770-offence-1 t18570706-name-43"/>Donald Fisher</persName>, from his person: to which
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARIA JONES</hi> </rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-770-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. †—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-44" type="given" value="DONALD"/>DONALD FISHER</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger at No. 37, Cannon Street, City. On the night of 2nd July, about 10 o'clock, I was in Cannon Street—the female prisoner spoke to me; I tarried with her a little while, or rather she accompanied me towards Suffolk Lane—she then asked me some question, which I answered, and stood for a little while, and when I was moving off I found that my watch was gone; it had a ribbon and seal attached to it—I saw her darting down Suffolk Lane—I tried to follow her, and immediately found that there was a man trying to trip me up—I could not recognize the man; there were two, one was behind me and the other in front; the one who tried to trip me up first did not manage it; the second succeeded, and I fell—I did not observe the features of the men, but the male prisoner is, I think, about the stature of one of them—I got up again at once, and followed the woman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">George Jones.</hi> When I went into the station house, he said I was not the man, that it was a taller man.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not say so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-45" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COFFEE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 477). About half past 10 o'clock on 2nd July, I was on duty in Suffolk Lane, and saw the female prisoner in company with the prosecutor—I saw a man standing near them—I watched them—I saw the male prisoner come down Laurence Pountney Hill, turn to the right into Suffolk Lane, pass close by the prisoner and prosecutor, and place himself on the opposite side of the way, close by another man, who was waiting there previously; be stood there a few minutes; she coughed twice, and the man not in custody rushed over towards the prosecutor, and tried to trip him up; he did not succeed, and then the male prisoner went and tripped him up, and put him on the ground—I sang out to the prosecutor as the woman darted away and the other man turned round the corner to the right, "You follow those two, and I will follow the other one"—the male prisoner ran down Suffolk Lane, and I secured him at the bottom; I never lost sight of him—he asked what I wanted him for—I said, "For assaulting a gentleman at the top of the lane, and robbing him," I expected—he was rather violent, and I drew my truncheon, and said, "If you resist, I shall use my truncheon."</p>
<hi rend="italic">George Jones. Q.</hi> When you caught hold of me, it was in Cannon Street, was it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never saw you in Cannon Street—the prosecutor did not say you were not the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> What the policeman says is false; the prosecutor said I was not the man, that it was a tall man with a hat on.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JONES</hi>
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<interp inst="t18570706-770-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†
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<interp inst="t18570706-771-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 18 yards of ribbon, value 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18570706-771-offence-1 t18570706-name-47"/>Daniel Nicholson</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DENMAN</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Daniel Nicholson, of No. 51, St. Paul's Churchyard. On 29th June, about half past four in the after
<lb/>noon, the prisoner came and asked for some bonnet ribbons, which were shown to her by a young woman—I saw her raise her arm up to her shawl, her shawl then twisted round, and I saw her take a piece of ribbon out of a box and place it under her arm—I went round the counter, and said, "Have you got what you require?"—she said, "No"—I said, "You have got more than belongs to you, you have got something under your arm"—I took hold of her hand, and took the piece of ribbon from her—she made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I had it in my hand looking at it.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I took it from under your arm—I was not serving two young ladies, there were no other customers in the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-771-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-52" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MARRINER</persName> </hi>. I am a carter, in the employ of Henry Budd, of Little Stanmore. On this Tuesday morning, between 2 and 3 o'clock, I went into the yard with my master's horses, and saw the prisoners run round the rick; one had a black coat, and the other a smock—I jumped off my horse, ran down to the stack of beans, and it was just on fire, and had only been burning a minute or two—I ran after them a little way, and then tried to put it out, but could not—I then ran after the men—they ran into a field and parted, one went towards Edgware, and one towards Harrow; I followed Dawson and took him—I saw Gardner in custody about 7 or 8 o'clock in the morning—the rick was burned down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-53" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES RICHARDS</persName> </hi>. On 16th June, about half past 3 in the morning, I was on duty in the neighbourhood of Edgware, and saw Gardner coming up a lane nearly a mile and a half from the prosecutor's house—I said, "Stop, my man, I think you are a deserter"—he said, "No, I am not"—I said, "I believe you are," and asked him whether he had ever been in the army—he admitted that he had, and was discharged for bad conduct—I said, "Where is your discharge?"—he said, "I have torn it up"—I said, "You must go with me"—he said, "Well, it is no use my hiding the fact, I have been at Edgware, and me and my mate set fire to a rick by lighting our pipes"—I said, "You are mad to talk like that, as I have only just come from Edgware"—I afterwards went to Edgware, and found that a rick was burned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gardner. Q.</hi> Did I say that
<hi rend="italic">we</hi> had done it by lighting
<hi rend="italic">our</hi> pipes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; you did not say that your comrade had unfortunately done it—the constable who heard it is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gardner's Defence.</hi> I had no pipe, and I never smoke; I was twenty yards from this young man; he went behind the two stacks to light his pipe, and when I was 200 yards from the place it was burning; this gentleman came up, and hallooed; the man ran away, and I followed him; when the policeman stopped me, I told him all about it; the young man owned that he set it on fire when he was first taken, but I was 200 yards away from him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I saw both the prisoners go behind the hay rick—they had about 100 yards to run from the farm to the rick, and when I saw them again they were close together, and close to the fire—there was no time for one prisoner to have gone away, and come back again—part of the hay stack was burned down—I did not find them both on fire when I got there; the hay stack caught from the beans.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Jun.</hi> I am a nephew of the last witness, and am in his employment. I was in the area on 16th June, between 9 and 10 in the morning, and saw the prisoners standing talking on the kerb of the pavement—I saw them go into the shop, and in about five minutes I saw Pallasano leave—I went into the shop and spoke to my uncle; I then pur
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<hi rend="italic">Rigi's Defence.</hi> I am entirely innocent, I know nothing of the other man, or of the cloth; I went to buy a pair of trowsers, and they accused me; I came from Birmingham only a week ago, and know nobody here.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RIGI</hi>
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<interp inst="t18570706-773-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JARVIS</persName> </hi>. I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, Aug.</hi>, 1853;
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-61" type="given" value="GIUSEPPE"/>Giuseppe Beppoli</persName>, Convicted of stealing cloth; Confined eighteen months"</hi>)—I was present, Pallasano is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Pallasano.</hi> That is true.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was this in the main road?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, in Moorgate Street, within a few doors of my home—it was not in a court; it was at the corner of King's Arms Yard, in Moorgate Street—I did not go down King's Arms Yard—Goodwin endeavoured to get me down a turning, and I resisted—they were both close together, but Ricker did not touch me—my watch was in my right pocket, and Goodwin laid hold hold of my right arm—I had not been drinking; I had only left my home half an hour, on business for my family.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>). On 30th June, about 10 o'clock, I saw a crowd in Moorgate Street, and Goodwin was given into my charge—I saw her pass something to Ricker, who immediately ran away, and Farmer went after her—I took Goodwin to the station—she was very violent, and fell down, and bit my legs, struck me about the face, and made my nose bleed—with assistance, I got her to the station—she was the worse for liquor—she gave her address No. 12, Cornwall Road—there is such a place, but I could not find her there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where was Prickman when one woman handed something to the other?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Close to me—I was between him and them, and Ricker ran away not a quarter of a minute afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN FARMER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 147). On 30th June, about 10 o'clock at night, I saw a crowd at the corner of Fore Street, and took Goodwin into custody—she was pointed out to me by a brother officer—I</p>
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<p>also took Ricker, and on the way to the station she several times held out her right hand to the passers by—at the station she had this watch in her hand, and said, "I will give it to the gentleman."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PRICKMAN</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is my watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ricker's Defence.</hi> I picked the watch up, and I told the inspector so; I never went near the gentleman; I stood at the top of the yard while he and this young lady were down the yard.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GOODWIN</hi>†—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of Stealing.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RICKER</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18570706-776-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Breaking and entering the counting house of
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money; the property of George Thomas Thompson:</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18570706-776-offence-2 t18570706-name-73"/>David Andrade</persName>: to both of which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-776-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the goods of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18570706-777-offence-1 t18570706-name-75"/>East India Company</persName>, his masters.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-76" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES RATCLIFFE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 375). On 25th June I was with Brett, a detective officer, and Evans, at the East India Company's stores, Leadenhall Street, and saw the prisoner come out about 4 o'clock in the afternoon—I followed him to No. 43, Plummer Street, City Road, and saw him enter a house—I waited about an hour, and he came out with this handkerchief in this condition—I followed him to a brass founder's, William Olney's, in Ratcliffe Row—Evans and I went in, and I asked the prisoner what he had got in the handkerchief, which was still in his hand; he put it on the counter, and said, "It is only little bits of copper wire which fell off the wagon; I did not think there was any harm in it, having seen a great deal of it swept to the dust heap;" that he worked at the stores of the East India House, Leadenhall Street, and that was where he got it—I weighed it, and there was 2 1/2 lbs.—I took them to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM OLNEY</persName> </hi>. I keep a brass founder's shop, No. 3, Ratcliffe Row, John's Row, St. Luke's. On 25th June, Ratcliffe and Evans came—the prisoner was there, with this bundle of copper wire in his hand—I knew him by sight, he had been there several times—I did not buy it—the officer asked me to weigh it—the market price for old copper is 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per lb.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-78" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY OLNEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness, and know the prisoner. On 17th June he came to sell some copper wire of this description—it came to 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. at 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per lb.—he gave no account of it at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ask him for any account of it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—we frequently buy cuttings from work people, they are only used for melting.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-79" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HOWELL</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the East India Company, at No. 108, Leadenhall Street. The prisoner was employed in the same ware-house—strips of copper are stored in that warehouse, which are bound</p>
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<p>together with this wire, which is not removed from the stripe—I have been employed by the Company about three months—no one has a right to remove copper from the premises—I never saw strips of copper swept away—I have seen the prisoner wrench the wire off the bands with an instru
<lb/>ment within four or five weeks of this time; he threw them down by the side of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are the strips of copper removed from one place to another?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They are removed from the wagon into one room, and again when they are sent down for shipment, but they are put into cases first—it is very seldom the case that the wires are cut by the bundle of copper bars in moving, and tumble off; I dare say it does occur—I have seen them broken sometimes, but nothing like this quantity; perhaps I may say that once a week I have seen one or two small pieces, such as you hare in your hand—different numbers of men are engaged at different times—I did not take notice whether the instrument the prisoner used was a chisel or a knife—I thought it was a very improper act, but did not wish to get the prisoner into disgrace, and did not mention it; I mentioned it to one man, but not to my superior officer—I mentioned it to Ratherbee—the prisoner came there after me—I did not know him before he came into the service—when he wrenched the copper off men were working in the room, a man named Anderson was there, and Dale; I believe they are not here—I said before the Magistrate and before the Grand Jury that I saw him wrench the wire off with an instrument—I cannot say whether I said so before I went before the Magistrate—the prisoner has said that I picked up the bands and appropriated them to myself and I wish him to prove it; it has never been suggested by anybody else—Ratherbee is outside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAULE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the course the copper goes through?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There are four bands round each bundle of strips; they are removed in four-wheeled vans; they are taken from the vans in a truck to the dark room, and stored there—they are afterwards packed in cases in the ware-house, which are marked, and sent away for shipment—they are not removed in separate bundles.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-80" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES RATHERBEE</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer in the employ of the East India Company at Leadenhall Street, in the same warehouse as the prisoner, and on the floor where these strips of copper are stored—I do not know how long he has been there; I have only been there a month or five weeks—on Wednesday, 17th June, I saw him wrench off some bands of copper from the bundles, and place them in his pocket—nobody had any right to take copper wire off the premises—I have never seen any of it swept away as waste—the bundles are never severed; they are tied up with four bands, and they leave the warehouse in the same condition—when I saw this I made a communication the next morning to Mr. Rodney, the inspector of stores.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had any person made any communication to you about the prisoner, previous to your seeing him wrench off the wire?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but afterwards, on Tuesday, the 16th, Howell told, me about it going home—the prisoner wrenched off the wire with a kind of little crowbar or iron chisel—that was done in the upper room—a man named Rose was present, and other persons; I do not know their names, as I have not been in the employ long—there is nobody here to-day who was here on the 17th—I did not tell Mr. Rodney a word about a crowbar or instrument having been made use of—I said at the Mansion House that the prisoner wrenched them off—it was similar to a crowbar, but smaller—I never mentioned</p>
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<p>about an instrument to any person before—before I went to the East India Company's I was in the service of Mr. Reynolds, a hatter, of No. 128, Strand—I have been in the police—I was discharged because I got a little drop of drink—I have also been in the service of a railway company, and had the misfortune to be discharged there also.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAULE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would you like to explain why you left the police?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I got a little drop of drink with a friend—I was discharged from the railway on account of a reduction of trains; I was a guard—I got the situation of a policeman, and one of the porters said that he would get me into a difficulty if he possibly could; I struck him, and he took me before Seymour Clarke—I told Rodney I had seen the prisoner wrench off two or three bands of copper—I used the word "wrenched."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-83" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SORRELL</persName> </hi>. I am one of the deacons of Old Ford Chapel. Last Monday fortnight, about 7 o'clock in the morning, I received information from a policeman, went to the chapel, the door was open, and on entering I found a looking glass and two prints behind the door—they had been in the vestry the evening previous—the poor boxes had been violently taken from their places, and their contents abstracted—I know that there had been money in them—I had left the door double bolted inside, and the person who went out last, went by the vestry door—the property belongs to the Baptist church, meeting in the chapel—I am one of that body—these (
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-84" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CORRIGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of Clay Hill Place, Old Ford. Last Monday fortnight, at 20 minutes to 7 o'clock, I saw the prisoner come out of the chapel—I have known him ten years—I gave information to a constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> This man has been convicted of felony, and suffered eight months in the House of Correction.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I was convicted here about ten years ago; it was through a drop of drink—I have been hard at work since then—I have never been taken up since for dishonesty; I have for being drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-85" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BROAD</persName> </hi>. I was with Corrigan, and saw the prisoner come out of the chapel—I am sure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-86" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WALSH</persName> </hi>. I was with the last witnesses, and saw the prisoner come out of the chapel.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-87" type="surname" value="HOLDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-87" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HOLDEN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 427). I took the prisoner on the 24th, and told him that it was for breaking into Old Ford Chapel—he said, "Do they blame me for that?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "Who is going to charge me?"—I said, "Mr. Sorrell"—on the way to the station, he said, "Is b—Corrigan coming against me?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It is not likely that I should go up to him, and ask him what he wanted with me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You did not do so: there were three police-men after you across the marshes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been twice before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-88" type="surname" value="HOLDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-88" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HOLDEN</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I produce two certificates—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Cen
<lb/>tral Criminal Court; George Burrell, Convicted Feb., 1851, of stealing a watch and chain, having been before convicted; Confined One Year." "Clerkenwell Sessions, Feb., 1853; George Burrell, Convicted of stealing a coat, waistcoat, and trowsers, having been before convicted; Transported for Seven Years"</hi>)—the prisoner is the person, I had him in custody—he is out on a ticket of leave, and since he has been home he has been on a whole
<lb/>sale system of robbery.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1857.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CARROLL</hi>., Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALE</hi>.; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18570706-782-offence-1 t18570706-name-93"/>Mary Chapman</persName>, from her person: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-782-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18570706-783-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 8 lbs. weight of mutton, value 40.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18570706-783-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SMITH</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18570706-784-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, Bigamy: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-784-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-784-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18570706-785-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously uttering counterfeit coin; having been before convicted: to</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-785-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, being a German, had the evidence explained to him by an interpreter.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-99" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BROWN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 351). I produce a certificate of convic
<hi rend="italic">Read: "At this Court, Nov., 1856,
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-100" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Phelan</persName> was convicted of uttering counterfeit coin, and sentenced to six months imprisonment"</hi>)—I was the officer in the case and was present at the trial—the prisoner is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-101" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PRATT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 311). On Friday, 12th June, I saw both the prisoners together, about half past 7 o'clock in the evening, walking in Leicester Square—I received information, and watched them, and saw them look into several shops—they looked into Mr. Bradley's, No. 6, Cranbourn Street—the woman then left the man, and went in, and the man crossed to the opposite side of the way—they had been together full ten minutes before, walking and talking and looking into different shops—I waited at the shop door till Mr. Bradley came to the door—I told him something—the woman had not come out—Mr. Bradley called me again, and gave me the woman in charge, and gave me this half crown—I then went to the</p>
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<p>man, and brought him to the shop—I told him he was connected with the woman in uttering counterfeit coin at No. 6, Cranbourn Street—he said he knew no woman and knew nothing about it—I took him into Mr. Bradley's, and as we got inside I had hold of his hand, and with his other hand he threw a paper on a box, and a half crown fell out of the paper—I searched him; he had nothing on him but good money—I took him to the station—I produce three half crowns; Mr. Bradley gave me one afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> If you saw me throw away half crowns, why did not you pick them up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I picked up one; I saw you throw a paper away—I cannot say that you had been in company with this female before I saw you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-102" type="given" value="ELLEN SUSANNAH"/>ELLEN SUSANNAH MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Bradley, a draper, in Cranbourn Street The female came in on 12th June, about half past 7 o'clock in the evening—she asked for a pair of socks; they came to 3 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I served her; she gave me a half crown—I handed it to Mr. Bradley; I saw him try it—he told the woman it was bad—he went to the door, and the policeman came in and brought the man, and the constable said he had thrown some bad money on the table, and in about five minutes afterwards I found in that quarter of the shop a paper containing two half crowns, the paper was partly open—I gave the half crowns to Miss Bradley—the prisoner had been taken away before they were found.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Could you recognize the half crown that the woman offered to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, this is it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had anybody else an opportunity of throwing the half crown there after the prisoner came in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-103" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BRADLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the sister of Mr. Bradley. I received from Miss Moore two half crowns wrapped in a paper—I tried them, they were bad—I gave them to my brother.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-104" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BRADLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the owner of the shop No. 6, Cranbourn Street. I saw Miss Moore serve the female with some socks—I received a half crown from Miss Moore; I found it bad—I received two half crowns from Miss Bradley; I gave them to the constable—he had four altogether; one he picked up, and three I gave him—I called the constable in, and he gave me some information—he went and brought the man in—he said the man had thrown something away; I did not see it thrown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint. These half crowns are counterfeit—this one, picked up by the officer, is from the same mould as the one uttered by the woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-106" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH PAINTING</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">examined by the prisoner</hi>). I received a half crown from the woman on 12th June, at 7 o'clock in the evening; I gave it back to her, as it was bad—I do not know what became of it—she left the shop—it was a King William half crown—these are all King William half crowns—I really think this is the one, this one, that she passed in Cran
<lb/>bourn Street—I did not see you there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner Veolett put in a written defence, stating that he must have received the bad half crown some days before at a grocer's shop in Dalston, where he had purchased some things; that on the day in question he met the prisoner, whom he knew; on her being taken into custody about a half crown, and having the bad one in his possession, he threw it away, but knew nothing of any other.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-785-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>. and
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-108" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Rich, a confectioner, on Lad
<lb/>gate Hill. On 8th June, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came, and bought a penny bun—she offered me a bad shilling, I bent it, and gave it back to her—I afterwards called in the officer May, and the prisoner gave him the bad shilling, and he gave it to me—I put it away in a paper—on the Thursday afterwards another officer came to me, and I gave him the shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was not in the shop on 8th Jane.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure she is the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-109" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MAY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was called in by the last witness, and found the prisoner there—Miss Marshall stated that she had given her a bad shilling—I asked the prisoner for it; she gave it to me, and I gave it back to Miss Marshall.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-110" type="given" value="FREDERICK KENDALL"/>FREDERICK KENDALL GLOVER</persName> </hi>. I keep a shop, at Nos. 11 and 12, Lud
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece on the counter; I had it put into the detector, it was bad—I went to the prisoner, who was in another division of the shop—I asked her if she had any other money, and if she had offered that 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—she said she did not know it was bad—I called in a policeman, gave it to him, and gave the prisoner in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-111" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET MACHIN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to the last witness. The prisoner came there on 18th June, for a belt and a pair of stockings; they came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she offered me a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece; I saw it put in the detector and marked—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-112" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FAWCETT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 347). I was called on 18th June, and found the prisoner charged with passing a bad 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I asked her where she lived; she said, "Near Aldgate Church"—I took her to the station; she was asked there where she lived, and she said that she did not know—she was searched, and 4 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on her, a small looking glass, and some scented soap—I received this 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece from Mr. Glover, and this shilling from Miss Marshall.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am quite innocent of passing the shilling; I had the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece given to me, not knowing it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CLARIDGE</hi> (21)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CATHARINE CLARIDGE</hi> (18)</persName> were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18570706-787-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> a like offence: to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CATHARINE CLARIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-787-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>. and
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-116" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SHARPE</persName> </hi>. I am errand boy to Mrs. Holt, an embroideress, in Duke Street, Grosvenor Square. On 14th April she sent me with Catha
<lb/>rine Claridge to carry a parcel and 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and I was to bring back a sovereign—when we got to Lower Grosvenor Street, I saw William Claridge on a door step—Catharine said to him, "Have you got a sovereign, dear?"—he said, "Yes, I think I have"—he took out his purse and gave her a sovereign, and she gave that sovereign to me—I gave her the parcel and the 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and she gave me 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for myself—I went back to my mistress, and gave her the sovereign I had received.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you say I am the person who gave the bad coin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it was in the evening, between the lights; the lamps were lighted—I took the sovereign to a shop in Davies Street, and asked them whether</p>
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<p>it was good or bad; I then took it to my mistress—I did not mark it; my mistress did—I saw you again at Marlborough Street last Monday; I wag not at Marylebone station—I said that I could not swear to you at first, but after a bit I could, when you came up stairs—when you came outside I knew you—I am quite sure you are the man—the policeman said to me, "Don't say before you are sure."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When he came outside, was there light enough for you to see him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not know at first sight that I should know him, but afterwards, when he came into the clerks' room, I said, "That is the same man"—I am sure that the sovereign I gave my mistress was the one the prisoner gave me; I had kept it in my sight all the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How old are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Fifteen—I can read and write.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-117" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-117" type="surname" value="HOLT"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-117" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES HOLT</persName> </hi>. On 14th April I gave the last witness 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I did not give him a parcel, but he had one—he was to go with the lady—when he came back he gave me a bad sovereign; I wrapped it in a paper and locked it up—I marked it when the policeman came and took it away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-118" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-118" type="surname" value="CLAYTON"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-118" type="given" value="SELINA"/>SELINA CLAYTON</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Madam Donath, who deals in Berlin wool. On 28th April she gave me directions to go with Catharine Claridge—I was to take a parcel and 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and to bring back a sove
<lb/>reign—as we were going along Hereford Street we met William Claridge, and Catharine Claridge said to him, "Oh! my dear, are you going out? have you got a sovereign in your pocket you can lend me, to save my going up stairs?"—he said, "Yes, I think I have"—he took out his purse, and gave her a sovereign, and she gave it to me—she asked him if he had any pence in his pocket, and he gave her 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and she gave it to me—I bit the sovereign, and found it was bad—(I had given up the parcel and the change before)—I took the parcel and the change away from Catharine Claridge, and I said, "This is a bad sovereign"—William Claridge said, "If it is I will give you another one"—he opened his purse, and gave me another—I bit that, and found it was bad; I returned it to him—he gave me some more, I do not exactly remember how many, but more than one—I bit them all, and they were bad—I gave them back to him—I said, "I will go back, they are bad"—I was going back, and William Claridge ran after me, and said, "If you don't give me the parcel and the money I will kill you"—he took the parcel and the change from me, and put a sovereign into my hand, and went away—I felt the sovereign, and it was bad—when I got to the corner of the street I showed it to a man—I did not lose sight of it—when I got home I gave it to my mistress.</p>
<hi rend="italic">William Claridge. Q.</hi> Was it dark?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was between the lights—it was in Hereford Street—there were no people there, only the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> men—I allowed you to take these things from me, because I was frightened—you ran after me about four or five yards—I could not say whether you walked or ran away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you saw him did you recognize him as the per
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have no doubt whatever of him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-119" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-119" type="surname" value="DONATH"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-119" type="given" value="LINCE"/>LINCE DONATH</persName> </hi>. On 28th April I sent the last witness with the parcel; she was to bring me a sovereign—she brought me one, which she told me was bad—I took it to the station, and gave it to a constable, who marked it in my presence, and gave it back to me—I took it home, and wrapped it in a piece of paper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-120" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-120" type="surname" value="SWAN"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-120" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA SWAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Swan, and keep a milliner's shop near Regent's Park. On 14th May Catharine Claridge came, at dusk, and I served her with a head dress and a cup front—they came to 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—they</p>
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<p>were to be sent to South Bank, with change for a sovereign—I sent my lad with the things and the change—in about half an hour he came back with a bad sovereign, which I afterwards gave to the officer Knowles.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-121" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-121" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen years old, and an errand boy to the last witness. On 14th May I was sent out with the parcel and change to South Bank, with Catharine Claridge—as we were going we met William Claridge, and Catharine Claridge said to him, "Have you got a sovereign?"—he said, "Yes," and took a sovereign out of a purse in his pocket, gave it to her, and she gave it to me, and gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for myself—I gave them the parcel and the change, and took the same sovereign to my mistress.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was it dark?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it was between 8 and 9 o'clock—I do not know how long it was afterwards before I saw you again—the policeman fetched me—I saw you by yourself—he said, "Is that the man?"—I said, "Yes"—T knew you directly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you met the prisoner was the gas alight?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—there were not many people about—I went to John Street station to see the prisoner—I said the prisoner was the man—I knew him directly I saw him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-122" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-122" type="surname" value="RADDALL"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-122" type="given" value="ARABELLA"/>ARABELLA RADDALL</persName> </hi>. I live in Regent Street. On 18th May Catharine Claridge came to my shop, and purchased a collar—it came to 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she told me to send change for a sovereign and the collar to No. 7, Soho Square—she went away, and the same evening I sent my errand boy with the collar and the change—he came back, and gave me a bad sovereign—I saw it marked and given to the constable on 13th June.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-123" type="surname" value="COOMBS"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-123" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COOMBS</persName> </hi>. I shall be fourteen years old on 27th Aug. I was in the service of the last witness, but have left—on 18th May I was sent with a parcel and change to No. 7, Soho Square—I met the prisoners in Soho Square, they both asked me whether I was going to No. 7—I said, "Yes"—they said that they had been waiting a very long while for it, and were just coming from Miss Raddall's, where they had been for it—they asked me if I had change for a sovereign—I told them I had, and Catharine Claridge said to the prisoner, "Have you got a sovereign, dear?"—he said, "Yes, dear, I think I have"—he pulled out his purse, and gave me a sove
<lb/>reign—I gave the change and the parcel to Catharine Claridge—they gave me 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for myself, and went away together—I went home, and gave the sovereign to my mistress—she said that it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How long ago is it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three weeks or a month ago—it was between 9 and 10 o'clock at night—I knew you by your face directly I saw you—there was a
<hi rend="italic">cabman</hi> and another man in the cell.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-124" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-124" type="surname" value="KNOWLES"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-124" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KNOWLES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 200). I produce a sovereign I received from Madam Donath, one from Mr. Holt, one from Mrs. Swan, and another from Mrs. Raddall—I took the prisoner William into custody in Broad Street, St. Giles's, on 19th June; I told him it was for uttering a counter
<lb/>feit sovereign to Mr. Swan—he said, "I am innocent, and that you will find out"—I searched him, and found on him 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., all good.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-125" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-125" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These sovereigns are all bad, and the one produced by Mr. Holt and that produced by Madam Donath are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I should like you to see the teeth marks on the sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Here is a mark over the head on this one made by a tooth certainly—here is another also marked with a tooth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">William Claridge's Defence.</hi> There are many hundreds like me, and it is not likely that these boys could recognize me so long afterwards; the first boy did not know me at first, and that young woman who saw me in</p>
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<p>the street might have cried out, and had a hundred persons round her; no one can tell what it is to be placed in the situation in which I am now; I am quite innocent of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-787-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-787-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18570706-787-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-787-18570706 t18570706-787-punishment-27"/>Confined Two Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA GRIFFIN</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18570706-788-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18570706-788-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-788-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>, Unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-788-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN STEVENS</hi> (28)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-789-18570706" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-789-18570706" type="age" value="22"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HENRICK</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18570706-789-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18570706-789-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-789-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Bur
<lb/>glary in the dwelling house of
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-129" type="surname" value="STUART"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18570706-789-offence-1 t18570706-name-129"/>Henry Stuart</persName>; with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-130" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-130" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-130" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at No. 6, Endsleigh Street, Tavistock Square. I have the charge of that house, and of No. 5—on 11th June, I went out about 9 o'clock in the evening—I had shut the kitchen door and locked the area gate—I returned at 10 o'clock—I unlocked the area gate and got in, but I could not open the kitchen door—it was fast—I turned the key, but could not get in—I had only shut it, but not locked it—I returned and went to No. 5—I unlocked that house and got in—I got the steps and got in at the library window of No. 6—I looked below and saw no one—I saw the property in the dining room was all right—I went down to the kitchen door and found it was locked, some one had entered and bolted me out—there was china and glass, and a great many different things in the house, and a bed of mine—I found nothing had been touched.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How did you get in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I went back to No. 5, and got the steps and got over the wall—I do not know how high the wall is—I cannot look from one garden to the other without standing on tiptoe—I did not take the steps over—there was a large garden roller, on which I stepped—I got on the top of the railings and raised the window of the library.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-131" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-131" type="surname" value="WALLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-131" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA WALLIS</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mrs. Mocatta, No. 4, Endsleigh Street. On 11th June, at half past 10 o'clock, I was at my bedroom window, the attic window—the servant pulled the blind up and called my attention to a man on the roof—she saw a man on the roof—I got up out of bed and saw two men on the parapet below my window—I went down to my mistress, and she wished me to go out for assistance—I went out, but could not see a policeman—I went to the fireman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you leave your fellow servant in the room by herself after she had alarmed you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time was this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Half past 10 o'clock—I think it was not a policeman on the roof—there were two men—I am the cook—I and my fellow servant were in the room—it was the housemaid who saw the man first—I suppose she was alarmed—I was alarmed at first—I will not undertake to say that the men I saw were not policemen.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-132" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-132" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-132" type="given" value="ANNA"/>ANNA MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Stuart, No. 1, Endsleigh Street On 11th June, I accompanied the policeman to the top of our house, about 11 o'clock at night—I found the attic window was open—I had closed it perhaps an hour before—I observed a mark on the toilet cover like a foot
<lb/>mark, and the glass had been removed from the table on to the bed—I discovered this cap (
<hi rend="italic">producing it</hi>) in the room—it was on the floor and was picked up by the policeman—this is the toilet cover with the mark on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who was the policeman that went up with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe his name is Brown—I had never seen</p>
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<p>him before—it was about 11 o'clock—it might be a few minutes after—I think I had shut that window about 9 o'clock—Mr. Stuart had let one policeman in before I went down—one policeman went into the back garden while one went up with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you and the policeman go up alone?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; Mr. Stuart went up—he was in the room when the cap was picked up—I had shut the window of that room myself, but had not fastened it—I observed the glass had been removed to the bed, and the little iron grating had been pushed back—it had not been fastened.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How could any one get to that window?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By coming along the parapet.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-133" type="surname" value="STUART"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-133" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY STUART</persName> </hi>. I occupy the house, No. 1, Endsleigh Street, Tavistock Square. I had gone to bed about 11 o'clock on the night of 11th June—I afterwards heard the bolt of the street door drop down, and the street door slam to, and the shutters of the parlour window open—I got up and looked out of the window, and saw the policeman outside the door—I went down stairs and found the parlour door wide open, which I had previously closed—I found the back parlour window also wide open—I opened the street door and let in the policeman—I saw him pick up a bundle on the door mat—I did not see what the bundle contained—on the following morning, I searched the roof of my house and found a rope ladder—this is it—I also saw a cap found in my back attic—when I went to bed my front door was closed and fastened.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see it fastened?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw it was fastened when I went to bed—it was about 5 minutes past 11 o'clock when I first heard the bolt drop—it is a large heavy bolt, it dropped with a great noise, and I heard the hall door bang to—I heard the shutters open within a few seconds afterwards—I was getting up to ascertain what was the noise—I did not dress at all—I examined the lower part of the house without dressing—I dressed myself before I went up stairs, which was in five or ten minutes afterwards—I found this rope ladder in the morning in the gutter at the back of the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was this on 11th June?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I have been alarmed since then, it was an alarm of thieves—the policeman came about 11 o'clock—they searched the house and found no thieves, it was a false alarm—several windows were opened—some persons called out, "Thieves!"—the police searched the roofs of all the houses in the row—I found the rope ladder in the gutter under the parapet.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-134" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-134" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BROWN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police sergeant, E</hi> 10). About 11 o'clock at night, on 11th June, I went with Mr. Stuart to the top of No. 1, Endsleigh Street—I found the house had been entered by the back attic window—I saw the window open, and on the toilet cover I found this cap, which just fits Stevens' head, and I found a crowbar in the garden of a house, No. 51, which comes to the back of No. 1, Endsleigh Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Might a man throw this crow
<lb/>bar from a distance?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, some distance, no doubt—it had made three or four impressions on the garden mould—I cannot say whether it had been dropped—it had made no dint.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you the policeman who went up with the servant to the attic?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I went on the roof; and walked on for about two houses—Mr. Stuart's house is No. 1—I went over Nos. 2 and 3—I stopped because I heard that the thieves had gone through the house into the back garden—it is possible to pass from one garden to the other without going through the houses—if you are. in the</p>
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<p>garden, of No. 5 or No. 6, you can get into the garden of No. 1—Mr. Stuart gave me this rope ladder the next morning—I did not see it found—when I went down from the roof, I went through No. 2—I called to the servant; she came and opened that window, and let me through.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-135" type="surname" value="RANDALL"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-135" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RANDALL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police sergeant, E</hi> 26). I was called to No. 1, Endsleigh Street on 11th June, about 20 minutes before 11 o'clock at night—I stationed myself opposite No. 1—shortly afterwards I saw the street door opened for me; I went in, and found Mr. Stuart in the bottom part of the house—I found on the door mat a small bundle, twelve keys, a knife, a small candle, and this
<hi rend="italic">jimmy</hi>—these are all things used by burglars—the back parlour window was open—I went down to the door and into the back yard; I discovered two distinct foot marks under the garden wall—there is a low wall there—it can be jumped from very easily.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the marks close to the wall?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Along the sides of the bed, just as any one would jump to get over the wall—I watched the house from the alarm I had heard—there was a false alarm two nights after this.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-136" type="surname" value="CLACK"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-136" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CLACK</persName> </hi>. I am an oilman, and live in Hackney Road. On Wednesday, 10th June, between 3 and 4 o'clock, the prisoner Henrick and another man came to my shop together, and purchased some cord; twelve yards of one kind, six yards of a smaller kind, and two balls of twine—this ladder is made of rope precisely similar to the rope I sold to Henrick.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You would not undertake to swear it is the rope?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I suppose rope of the same sort might be purchased at any ropemaker's—I had not seen Henrick before, to my knowledge—there was no one in the shop but him and another who came in with him—I suppose he was five or six minutes in the shop—I did not see him afterwards till he was at the station—the policeman came to my shop about ten minutes after, and asked if there had been some young men there to purchase some rope—the policeman came to me, and took me to the police court—I saw the two prisoners at the bar of the police court—the policeman asked me if they were the men.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is Stevens the second man who was in your shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I could not swear that he is or is not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-137" type="surname" value="MAVETY"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-137" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MAVETY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 43). On 10th June I went into Mr. Clack's, and had some conversation with him—before I went in I had seen the two prisoners at the shop door, examining some rope—I watched them for some time, and saw them both go into the shop—I saw them leave, and they walked away together—I am quite certain they are the persons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been in that division of the police?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nearly eleven years—I first saw these two men when I was on the opposite side of the road; I then went into a public house—my motive was not to allow the prisoners to see me, lest they might recognise me—they were dressed somewhat similarly to what they are now, only they had hats on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-138" type="surname" value="HARLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-138" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARLEY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police sergeant, E</hi> 8). On 11th June, I arrested Stevens in the garden of No. 22, Tavistock Square—I saw him crouching under the wall—it was about 11 o'clock—he had not been assisting the police in any way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. J. O'CONNEL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you get to No. 22?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From the garden of No. 23—I got there from the back of other gardens—I went over some walls, and walked on the top of some walls till I came to No. 23; I then descended into the garden—I first got there from No. 1,</p>
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<p>Woburn Place, by the gentleman opening the door—I climbed on the first wall—there was a fire escape man in No. 22—there were a few policemen about—there had been an alarm of thieves before—a good many people were about—I found Stevens in the furthest part of the garden from the house—he was crouching under the wall—I was looking over the wall—the gardens communicate one with the other—I had passed by the centre wall which ex
<lb/>tends along the whole of the gardens between Endsleigh Street and Woburn Place—Stevens had a cut on the forehead—he was the only person in that garden.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-139" type="surname" value="CUMBER"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-139" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CUMBER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 159). About half past 11 o'clock that night, after scrambling over several gardens, I found myself in the garden of No. 10, Endsleigh Street—I there found Henrick—he was very much hurt—I took him to University Hospital—I found on him this picklock and some matches.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can any one get in these gardens without going through a house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not from Endsleigh Street, but they might from Woburn Place by getting over a wall—Henrick was about fifty yards from Woburn Place—he must have got over four or five yards—by getting over the wall he might pass from one garden to the other—there was great confusion, and a great many people about.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-140" type="surname" value="HINES"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-140" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HINES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 83). I received Stevens—the fire escape man took him concealed under the wall of No. 22, Tavistock Square—he said he had gone there to assist us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where had you been?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the roof from No. 1 to No. 12—I never entered the house No. 1 till I got to the bottom part—I got on the garden wall from No. 1—I passed the whole way on the front of the roof—the fire escape man was at the back—we could not see each other over the roof—Stevens was bleeding in the forehead—there were a great many people in the street, and policemen all round.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-141" type="surname" value="CHECKLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-141" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD CHECKLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a police inspector. I went to the hospital, and saw Henrick lying on the bed—I told him he was charged with bur
<lb/>glary—he said, "I am not guilty"—I said, "At all events you were there"—he said, "I did not enter the house."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he very weak?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should say he was—he complained that his spine was hurt—he was there till the following Sunday—I took him away on Sunday night—he was confined in the cell till Monday morning, and then taken before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-142" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-142" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-142" type="given" value="HANNAH MEAKIN"/>HANNAH MEAKIN LLOYD</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 10, Endsleigh Street. I picked up some picklocks under the bottle rack in our garden, on the evening of the 17th of June.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-143" type="surname" value="CUMBER"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-143" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CUMBER</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> These were found about three feet from where Henrick was apprehended.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate were here read as follows: Henrick says:</hi>—"If you will deal with me here I shall be very thankful; It is my first offence; I will leave the country after any sentence passed upon Me."
<hi rend="italic">Stevens says</hi>:—"I went into the house hearing a cry of thieves; I fell from a wall and hurt myself, till the policeman found me.")</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STEVENS</hi>*—
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<interp inst="t18570706-789-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-789-18570706 t18570706-789-punishment-28"/>Four Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRICK</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-789-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-789-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18570706-789-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-789-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-789-18570706 t18570706-789-punishment-29"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">There were two other indictments against the prisoners.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1857.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>.; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CARROLL</hi>., Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FARNCOMB</hi>.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALE</hi>.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MICHAEL PRENDERGAST</hi>., Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Williams and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of the attempt.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MOYCE</hi> (41)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>., with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-148" type="given" value="JOHN JOSEPH"/>JOHN JOSEPH HICKMOTT</persName> </hi>. I live at Wellington Road, Bow Road, and am a timber merchant. On 8th June, I went in company with Gover, a sheriff's officer, and some others, to some premises in George Street, Bromley, under a writ from the sheriff—I went into the ground, accompanied by the sheriff's officer, and his assistant, Mr. Phillips, and two men in my em
<lb/>ploy—the sheriff's officer went up to the cottage door and knocked—no one answered—he looked in at the windows, and could not observe any one there—we walked round to the back of the cottage, and saw the prisoner at work in the garden some distance off, digging or planting in a market garden—the sheriff's officer hailed him, and he refused to come—the officer stated that he should break the door open unless he came to open it, and on that he forced the door open; by that time the prisoner came up to where we were, with a gun in his hand, very excited—he made some remark which I did not distinctly hear—Mr. Phillips, and the sheriff's officer, and others there, seized hold of the gun, and a struggle ensued amongst them for the possession of the gun—I saw that there was a percussion cap on it—the sheriff's officer took out the ramrod and put it in the barrel, and inti
<lb/>mated that it was loaded—I then got out of the way, fearing that the pri
<lb/>soner might do me some mischief—after some short time the gun was fired off into the air, each party having hold of it—the prisoner refused to give it up, stating that it was his own property—he walked into the cottage with the gun—I saw no more of him for about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour, or it might be longer—I was standing in the garden, some distance from the cottage, and of a sudden I felt a violent blow on my side and my arm—I immediately found that I was shot, and I exclaimed, "I am shot! I am shot! secure him"—I staggered some distance—persons came up and assisted me away—I was taken home and put to bed—one shot struck me in the chin, others in the body and in the arms—I have several in my arm at the present time, a good many have been extracted from me, I cannot tell the number—it was smallish shot—I have none here except in my arm—I cannot say exactly how far the prisoner was from me when the gun was fired; probably half a dozen yards, or it might be a little more—I was standing sideways, not looking at him—I did not speak to him at all that day; in fact, I never spoke to him, that I am aware of, in my life.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe it is what is called dust</p>
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<p>shot, is it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am not acquainted with shot; it is larger than mustard seed—I do not recollect ever having spoken to the prisoner in my life—I know that this little cottage and piece of land had been in his pos
<lb/>session, and that of his family, for a great many years—it was previously in the possession of my father and his partners, and they let it to his father and mother as tenants—they have not had it upwards of twenty years, but a good many years—this is the waistcoat I had on—it is very thickly padded—I brought an action against the prisoner in the County Court—the Judge stated it was a case for a superior Court, and dismissed it, being a question of title—I subsequently brought an action of adjustment in the superior Court, and judgment went by default, and it was under that judgment I went with Mr. Gover and the officer, to take possession—I was standing near Gover when he called out to the defendant in the garden—I think Gover told him to come and open the door, and upon that the prisoner said, I think, that he must break it open—before that I did not hear him say, "What business have you got here?"—we were a long distance apart, and they had to halloo to each other to make each other hear—Gover did imme
<lb/>diately afterwards break the door open—the prisoner was still in the garden—he then came round to the front with the gun in his hand—there is no back door to the cottage—I did not see him with the gun in his hand when we first went there—when he came up with the gun in his hand I think he asked who it was that broke the door open—he appeared very excited—he did not say, "What right have you to break open my door?"—the parties immediately rushed to seize the gun, and a sort of excitement took place amongst them who should take possession of the gun; the prisoner refused to give it up, and the others refused to leave go of it, and it was imme
<lb/>diately fired into the air—the others said, "You must discharge it before we will leave go of it"—when he found they refused to part with it, it was discharged—I do not know that he said, "I will discharge it into the air;" I will not say that he did not, because when I found that the gun was loaded I got away—I saw Gover produce his authority; I will not say whether that was before or after the gun was discharged—I did not hear the prisoner say, "You know I keep this gun for frightening birds, I do not mean to hurt anybody," nothing of the kind—I did not hear him say, "Give me an hour to move away my furniture"—Gover and his men began to remove the furniture—they did not begin to take up the plants and vegetables; they commenced taking the furniture out, and putting it outside into the road—the prisoner did not speak to me; I had previously spoken to his mother—I went into her room where she was lying in bed; he and his sister stated that I had been the cause of his mother's death—he did not say in my hearing, "Pray do not ruin me, give me an hour to move my things out of the house, and I will pack up."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> There was an order of Court to inspect an agree
<lb/>ment which the mother held, was there not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was—I went to serve the order, which I handed to her through the window—the inspection was refused, and I went away, and that was all that took place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-149" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL GOVER</persName> </hi>. I am a sheriff's officer. On 8th June I went, in company with Mr. Hickmott, to give him possession under the writ of the sheriff—I have the warrant here—when we went in there, I saw a man, and asked him which was Moyce—he said that was him at the bottom of the garden—I called to him, and asked him to come and open the door of the cottage—he said he would not—I went and broke open the door—shortly after I saw the prisoner come up round the house with a gun</p>
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<p>in his hand—he said, "Who broke open that door?"—I walked up towards him, and told him that I did—Mr. Phillips, a friend of Mr. Hick
<lb/>motts, rushed towards him, and seized hold of the gun, as well as two policemen—they asked him to let go of it; he said, "No, it is my own property, I will not give it out of my hand"—they struggled for the gun, and while they were struggling I drew the ramrod, and found that it was loaded—at last he said, "Let go of it; if you are afraid of it, I will fire it off in the air," which he did—I showed him the warrant, and we went towards the cottage, and we began moving the things out—it was as near half an hour as possible before I saw the prisoner again—he was then standing near the cottage window; Mr. Hickmott and I were standing close together, near the gates, about three and a half or four yards from the prisoner—I turned round, and saw that he had the gun in his hand, which he raised, and fired at Mr. Hickmott—I put my hand upon Mr. Hick
<lb/>mott's shoulder, but had not time to tell him the prisoner was going to shoot him before the gun was discharged—I asked Mr. Hickmott whether he was wounded—I saw that his coat was perforated with small shot—he said, "No, I am all right," but in about half a minute I saw him stagger and fall—he was taken away—the policeman went after the prisoner, and I rushed into the house, and secured the gun—I am not aware that I heard anything said by Mr. Hickmott to the prisoner during this proceeding, or by the prisoner to Mr. Hickmott.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Nothing at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not a word that I recol
<lb/>lect—I had not moved any of the furniture before I showed the warrant—I did not show the warrant before the gun was fired—I believe the prisoner said, "You know I keep this gun for the purpose of shooting sparrows; I do not mean to hurt anybody, and I will discharge it in the air," and then he discharged it; it was immediately after that that I showed him the warrant—I had at that time broken open the door, and got into the house—he asked for time to pack up his things and go away; I will not undertake to say that it was an hour that he asked for—I did not grant him time, I had no power to do so—to the best of my knowledge, he did not say to Mr. Hickmott, "For God's sake, don't ruin me by putting all my things out into the road;" he did not say so to me, he applied for time—it was about half an hour after I had begun to put the furniture out, that Mr. Hickmott was shot—during the whole of that time the men were clearing out the cottage for the purpose of giving possession.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-150" type="given" value="MOSS"/>MOSS PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I went with Mr. Hickmott on this occasion—I was the first person who ran and seized the gun; on my doing so, the prisoner said, "I will shoot the b—;" he did not mention any name—I did not see him shoot Mr. Hickmott.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-151" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FRESHWATER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 3). I went with the sheriff's officer—after the gun was fired, Mr. Phillips called out, "Take him, take him!" and I and Holding, another constable, went and secured the prisoner—I said to him, "Oh, you foolish man!"—he said, "I have done it, and I am not sorry for it"—I found on him a powder flask, containing powder and some shot of the same description as that produced.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He had previously told you that he merely had the gun for shooting sparrows?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I cannot say who was present when he said this; I do not think Mr. Phillips heard it; Holding was there—I do not know whether he heard it or not—there was a good deal of con
<lb/>fusion—he did not say, "I am very sorry for it"—I have made no mistake; what he said was, "I am not sorry for it"</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-152" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MURRAY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Dale, an auctioneer and valuer, in Mile End Road. In Aug., 1856, I was put into possession of the prisoner's premises for rent—while I was there, the prisoner said if ever Mr. Hickmott put his foot on that ground, he would blow his b—brains out—he said that frequently when he got excited about it, he had a sort of vindictive feeling against Mr. Hickmott, he said he had no right to the property whatever, and if he put his foot upon that ground to attempt to turn him out, he would shoot him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were there any other persons present but yourself on this occasion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not recollect; several of the family were round at times; his mother was present; she is dead—I cannot remember any one else in particular who was present.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-153" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM TRIPE</persName> </hi>. M. D. I live in King's Place, Commercial Road. On 8th June I examined Mr. Hickmott—I found him lying on his bed with his shirt and flannel wet with blood, and also the waistband of his trowsers—he had twenty shot wounds on the arm, nineteen on the chest, and one on the chin, all wet—there are shots still remaining in his arm; they had entered so deeply that I could not ascertain at first where they were; they have now come to the surface—his waistcoat was thickly padded, which protected his person—there is shot now in the wadding.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">on</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd Count.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury on the ground of the provocation and excitement of the distress.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RACHAEL FIXMAN</hi> (32)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18570706-793-offence-1 t18570706-name-156"/>Isaac Steinberger</persName>, he and other persons being therein.—2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>., Setting fire to the said dwelling house, with intent to defraud the Sun Fire Office.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-157" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I was in the service of the male prisoner, at No. 27, Cable Street, Minories. I only went there for one day's work—he occupied the shop, parlour, and kitchen—the shop was used for ginger beer and penny ices, and the back parlour for shaving, as a barber's shop—I was only engaged for one day, it was Monday, 18th May—I should think the stock in trade was not worth altogether 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the whole property there—the female prisoner was also living there—I think she is his wife—I saw them that day speaking together in their own language, which I do not under
<lb/>stand, and he was writing a few lines—I believe they are Germans—she had a bottle in her hand, with which she went out, between 12 and 1 o'clock—it appeared to me as if it was a pint bottle, with a label on it—it was a glass bottle—I saw her come back again—I was in the shop at the time, and she said to him, "I could not get it"—he then went down into the kitchen, brought up his coat and hat, and said to John King, "You take charge of this place till I come back, I will not be very long"—King is a seafaring man—the prisoners both went out together, taking the bottle with them—the female prisoner had it—it was the same bottle I have been speaking of—they returned in about half an hour, and I saw the bottle with him when he came back—it was not the same bottle that I saw them go out with, it was a smaller sized one—I could not see the size—it was a glass bottle—they came in both together—he said, "I wish you would go and bring me a jug of water down to the kitchen"—I did so—I brought the jug of water into the kitchen, and in the kitchen I saw a lot of cross lines and clothes hanging on them—I saw him shaking the same bottle about the</p>
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<p>kitchen, and on the clothes—I mean he was emptying stuff out of the bottle, sprinkling the floor, and the linen with it—I asked him what he was doing—he understands English—he said, "It is no business of yours; you go away up to the shop; you can leave the jug on the top of the stairs"—as I was coming up stairs he called me back, and said, "You make mention to nobody what you have seen"—I took the jug, and left it on the top of the stairs—while I was there I smelt the gas, as if it was escaping—there was no fire in the grate; there were cinders, the remains of a fire, but no fire alight—as I went up the stairs I turned round, and saw him locking the kitchen door—I went into the shop, and I saw him go out into the yard, and wash his hands—he brought the jug back to me into the shop half full of water, and said, "I have done with this jug"—he did not wash his hands with the water out of the jug, he turned the cock and washed his hands there—I saw him in the kitchen pour some water into a vessel out of the jug, and then he gave me the jug to leave on the stairs—after this I saw some smoke coming from the kitchen—that would be from ten to twelve minutes after the prisoner had locked the kitchen door—it came up through the joints of the shop floor—the shop is over the kitchen—I jumped up—King was sitting in the next chair to me, in the shop—the police came in shortly afterwards, and I went down stairs with them directly—between the time I saw the prisoner in the kitchen and my going down with the policeman nobody else had been down stairs that I saw, only the male prisoner and myself—nobody could have gone down without my seeing them, for I was standing at the shop door—there is no other door of access to the kitchen except that which he locked—after the prisoner had washed his hands he came into the shop with me, and told me he had done with the jug—I took it into the back parlour, and he sat in a chair inside the counter—he sat there for about ten or twelve minutes, when I saw the smoke—after the bottle was brought in the female prisoner had taken the child in her arms, and said she was going to the hospital—that was imme
<lb/>diately after she came home with her husband.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Joseph Fixman. Q.</hi> What time was it when you came into my shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was after 11 o'clock, within a minute or two of half past 11—the fire broke out about half past 1 o'clock—I dined at your house, in the parlour—you dined in the shop—it was about half past 12 o'clock when I dined; that was before you went out with the bottle—I had not left the shop from the time I had my dinner till you came back—I was not intoxicated—you opened a bottle of ginger beer for me, and that was all the beer I had that day—I did not go out at all—I was sober—I did not break a glass, I saw no glass broken—I knocked a ginger beer bottle against a glass, and broke it—that was after dinner, before you went out—I saw the bottle in your wife's hand when you went out, you had it when you came back—I did not go into the kitchen, only to the kitchen door, when I gave you the jug—I saw the fireplace from there—you poured half of the water out of the jug into a vessel, and then gave me the jug back—I saw you fetching down the ice pan from the shop, and there was some ice in it—it was a large pan—that was a vessel you poured the water into—no one could go into the kitchen without my seeing them, as I was at the shop door—King was in the shop at this time, he is a seafaring man—if a person had come from the yard, and gone down into the kitchen, I must have seen them—I could not see them if I was in the shop, but I was at the shop door—I saw no one—I must have seen them if they had gone—I saw the bottle with you—I cannot say whether King saw it—I saw it up your sleeve as you came in—I</p>
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<p>had never seen King before that day—I have made the same statement here that I made at the police court—I could not see whether the bottle was full when you came back, but you had it up your sleeve—I saw the end of it—it contained liquid, but I could not tell what it was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How can you undertake to say that it was a smaller bottle than the other, if you only saw it up his sleeve?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The other bottle was a large pint bottle, with a label on it—I could see the end of this, and the shape of it by his sleeve bulging out, and I saw it when he was shaking it about the linen in the kitchen—I am sure it was not the same bottle that his wife went out with—I did not state at the police court that it was the same bottle, or that it was full—it appeared to be full when I saw him sprinkling it in the kitchen—I said before the Magistrate that it appeared to be full when they came back, but I meant that it appeared full when I saw him with it in the kitchen—I was not intoxicated—I did not, when I was asked to sign my name at the police station, say that I was a little intoxicated—I said that I was not well, and my hand shook too much—I meant that I was not a very good writer, that was my reason for saying so—I can write very little—(
<hi rend="italic">The witness was here directed to write his name</hi>)—I did not say at the police court that I was intoxicated.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is the shop door immediately opposite the yard door?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—a person at the shop door could see any one come in from the yard—I was standing at the shop door—King was in the shop—if any
<lb/>body had gone down stairs I must have seen them—no one did go.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was it that made your hand shake so that you could not write your name?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had a very severe sickness in coming home from America, and my hand has shaken ever since—I have been to America and Australia—I had drunk nothing that morning, only one glass of beer, which the prisoner sent out for—I was to be an assistant in the shop, but I only engaged with him for that one day's work—I am a hair dresser—to have eighteen pence or half a crown—I was not particular to a shilling—I went there that day in consequence of having been to a house of call of our business in the Minories, and they told me that a Jew wanted a man for a day only, and I went to the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-158" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARRIS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 81). On Monday, the 18th, I was watch
<lb/>ing the prisoner's house in consequence of some communication made to me by King—King is now out of the country—I have looked for him, and cannot find him—about a quarter past 2 o'clock on the Monday I saw both the prisoners go out—the female prisoner had a glass bottle—I did not see them return—about a quarter past 3 o'clock I discovered smoke coming from the kitchen, through the area grating into the street—I called the fireman first, and then went into the house, gave the alarm of fire, and ran down stairs followed by Martin and the male prisoner—the door was locked—the prisoner took the key from his pocket and opened it—as soon as it was opened the smoke and flame rushed out so that we were obliged to retreat—the firemen came directly afterwards—I did not notice anything peculiar in the smell—there were persons up stairs at the time—I had noticed the kitchen window from the street—it was whitened over inside so as to pre
<lb/>sent persons seeing through—I do not know when it was whitened—I was on that beat at that time—the window was closed—nothing could have been thrown in from the outside—after the fireman had been in, and to some extent extinguished the fire, I went in—I found the gas pipes down—pulled down from the ceiling—I cannot say whether the gas was escaping—I saw some lines hanging across the kitchen—one ran from the fireplace to</p>
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<p>the dresser, and another one from the fireplace to the bed—they were partly burnt, and there was some wet linen partly burnt—the dresser was burnt—it was a fixed dresser, fixed against the wall—it was a fixture in the house belonging to the landlord—I do not know that it was let into the wall—I did not notice how it was fixed—there were a few cinders in the fireplace quite cold—after looking over the things I took the prisoner into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Joseph Fixman. Q.</hi> Could you from the shop see any person come into the kitchen from the yard, and from up stairs?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not if I was in the shop, but I could if I was at the shop door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you know that the gas pipes had been pulled down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were lying on the floor—I should say they must have been pulled down by violence before the fire—I hardly know whether that was the case, or whether they were detached by the heat of the fire—part of them were melted by the fire—it is possible they might have come down by reason of the heat—I could not say positively as to that—I produce part of the line that was burnt—it was lying on the floor with the linen that had dropped, and this other piece I took off a nail near the fireplace.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MAIDMENT</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer attached to the Well close Fire Brigade station. I went on the 18th to Cable Street where the fire was—I had some difficulty in getting into the kitchen in consequence of the dense smoke arising from it—when I did get in I found the greater part of the dresser was consumed—the rest of the things right round the kitchen were burning at the same time—the dresser was fixed to the wall in the usual way—I cannot say exactly how it was fixed, but it was a fixture in the house—I could not move it—I tried—there were lines lying in various parts of the kitchen as they had fallen, and parts were hanging to nails in the wall—there was linen partly on the lines, and partly off, also burnt—there was no fire in the grate—there was a very strong smell of a spirit of some description, and gas escaping with it—I should say from the smell that the spirit was most probably naphtha, but the mixture of gas made it doubtful—it was very strong indeed—nothing but spirit would cause such a dense smoke to arise—the gas was turned on at the meter—the pipe was melted—the pipe comes down through the flooring, and along the ceiling—that pipe had been pulled down—the staples which held it were pulled out—they must have been pulled out by some one—I found no other aper
<lb/>ture through which the gas could come, but that which was burnt—the pipe had melted and fallen—about a foot or a little more of the lead remained at the meter, and there the gas was coming through—the effect of pulling down the pipe would be to bring it into immediate contact with the burning materials—the window was closed—there was no entrance to the kitchen but by the door—after the fire was extinguished I noticed the quantity of goods on the premises—I should say the value of the things when in a good state was not more than 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and somewhere thereabouts.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What induces you to think that the staples which held the pipes must have been pulled down from the ceiling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They could not have got down in any other way—they must have been wrenched down—the fire would not make them drop—the staples would have remained in even if the pipes had melted—they are iron, hooked into the lathing—there were several staples in various parts—some had been hooked into the joists through the lath and plaster—the fire had been burning a very few minutes before I arrived there—it would not take more than a few minutes to burn the dresser if saturated with spirit of any kind—it was a very slight one—it would take a very few minutes to melt the pipes—the dresser could have</p>
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<p>almost consumed in a few minutes with the fire that there was there—it had not been burning longer than ten minutes when I got there—it was a small, slight dresser of deal—it was not wholly consumed—a great deal of it was burnt—the places where the drawers go were burnt through—they are very slight indeed—they were very thin drawers, and doors underneath—I should not suppose the fire had been burning more than ten minutes before the kitchen door was opened—I should say it was twenty minutes at least before we got it under.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-160" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PAULSON</persName> </hi>. My mother is a varnish maker, of Church Lane, Whitechapel. I sold half a pint of naphtha to the female prisoner on Monday, 18th May, between 2 and 3 o'clock—I said that it was not fit for solution; it was only fit for burning, and she said, "Let me have half a pint"—I put it into a bottle for her, and she went away with it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did she take away a bottle the brought herself, or did you give her a bottle?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She brought a bottle—I was at my dinner—I did not know her before—when I saw her next she was in custody—that was on the Saturday afterwards—the 18th was Monday—I knew her directly I saw her—I went to the cell to see whether I should know her—we had not many customers that day, and none who bought naphtha—it is a very rare occurrence to sell naphtha.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did she say for what purpose she required it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> For burning—she asked me if it would do for burning—I said, "Yes," and she said, "That is what I want it for."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FOOTHERD</hi>. I am a clerk in the Sun Fire Office. On 5th May the male prisoner effected this policy for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—(
<hi rend="italic">This, being produced, was for</hi> 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">on the furniture</hi>, 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">on the fixtures and stock as a hairdresser, and</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">on the confectionary stock.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-161" type="surname" value="STEINBERGER"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-161" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC STEINBERGER</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of No. 27, Cable Street. I let these apartments to the prisoners in March—when the fire took place, Mr. Hicks and his wife were there; and two children, a servant, the prisoners, and myself were in the house—I saw the furniture that the prisoner brought in—there was a good deal of nice furniture, tables, chairs, and sofas; and Mrs. Fix
<lb/>man had got some nice clothes—they were not there—I was there three minutes after the fire—the kitchen dresser is a fixture—it was worked into the wall; it had a wooden back at the lower part, but higher up it was fastened against the brick walls by nails—I do not know of it ever having been moved—I have had the house nearly a year—the dresser was on a different side of the kitchen when I came, and I got it moved by a carpenter—I saw the nails that it was fastened with—I cannot tell whether any portion of the woodwork was let into the wall—I let the dresser to the prisoners with the kitchen—they lived with me nearly two months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The male prisoner produced a written defence, stating that he had called on King, who lived near, to recommend him a gas fitter to clean the gas pipes; that King told him he was a sailor, and could do anything; that having cleaned them, he employed him upon another job; that the gas burner broke, and the flames nearly destroyed the wall; that, upon King's advice, he insured his property for</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">being about to enlarge his shop; that King was in the habit of coming to his place, but, being seldom sober, and using disgusting language, he should have forbidden him the place, but that he was in the habit of bringing him customers; that on the day in question, wanting some assistance, he engaged the witness Martin, while he had to go out, and that on his return he found Martin intoxicated, and King in the shop, and the fire broke out two minutes afterwards; that no bottle was found on the pre
<lb/>mises: that it was not likely he should have engaged a stranger as assistant if he had been about to commit such a crime; that he had no policy, and did not apply for one; and that King had no doubt done it, to gain his own objects.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOOTHERD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did I apply for a police?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, you effected the insurance, but the policy is seldom delivered in less than a month.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would it be of any consequence his not having a policy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he had a memorandum—nothing was said about a policy—the insurance was sufficiently effected even if a genuine fire had occurred that night—I did not communicate that fact to him, but the receipt would show that he was insured.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-162" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-162" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARRIS</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> Martin was quite sober when I saw him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What time was he at the police station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a quarter past 4 o'clock—it was half past 3 when I first saw him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-163" type="surname" value="MAIDMENT"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MAIDMENT</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> It was about a quarter past 3 o'clock when I saw Martin—he was then perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-793-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-793-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1857.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIRE</hi>.; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM STONE</hi> (48)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England note.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLERK</hi>. and
<hi rend="smallCaps">BAYLET</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-165" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ALLISON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Howitt and Co., woollen drapers, of High Holborn. On Monday, 22nd June, between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came to the shop—I had known him slightly before; he lived with Mr. Reynolds, in Fleet Street—he asked for Mr. Ro
<lb/>main, who is our woollen buyer—I told him he was not within—he asked me to show him some black cloth, the same sort as we had sold him pre
<lb/>viously, when he lived with Mr. Reynolds—I told him that we had none, but I showed him some near to it—he purchased some, and a yard of alpaca—they came to 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he paid for them with a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, which he took from his trowsers pocket; he laid it down on the counter—I called Wade, the cashier, and he took it to the counting house; he brought it back, and asked the prisoner to write his name upon it—he went to write it in pencil, I objected to that, and told him that I should like it in ink, and he wrote his name—this is the note (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I saw him write this on it, "Wil
<lb/>liam Stone, 39, Oakley Street, Westminster Road"—I gave him the change, 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and three halfpence in copper, and he left—I discovered the note was forged about twenty minutes or half an hour afterwards, when one of the partners came into the shop, and I showed him the note—I went that evening to Oakley Street, but the prisoner was not known there—I found he had lodged at a lodging house in Oakley Street, but not at No. 39—I went the next morning to Mr. Roberts', in Shoreditch; the prisoner had told me he would be there—I waited for him an hour, but he did not come—I made some inquiries, and found him that afternoon at a beer shop in North Street, St. George's in the East, quite intoxicated—I told him to step outside, and asked him if he was aware that he had passed a bad 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—he said he was not aware of it—I asked him if he had any of the change that I gave him—he said he would make it all right, and wanted</p>
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<p>me to give him a glass of ale—I called a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, and took him to our house—he said he was tired of his existence, that he had parted with his wife and children for ten years, and he supposed they would give him eighteen months—I took him to Bow Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You found that I had been living in Oakley Street, but I made a mistake in the number?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I do not recollect that you told me you had been living in Westminster Road—you said you had left Mr. Rey
<lb/>nolds', and were going to Mr. Roberts'—I have no doubt you have changed other notes at our house, but never with me—you may have made purchases at our house when you were out of a situation.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY WADE</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Messrs. Howitt and Co., in Holborn. On 22nd June a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note was given to me by the last witness—the prisoner was standing at the counter—I took the note into the counting house to show it to the clerk—there was some discussion between us, and it was taken into the other shop—it was never out of my sight—Mr. Alli
<lb/>son afterwards came to me about the note, and I followed him with it into the shop—I saw the prisoner write his name on it—I gave him the change—I never changed any note for him before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-167" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMAS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police sergeant, F</hi> 17). The prisoner was brought to the Bow Street station, charged with uttering a forged 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—he said, "I know from whom I received the note, but I shall not tell you; I received it from a sailor, whom I know well"—he gave his address at Great Garden Street, Mile End Road—I asked him the name of the landlord, and he said he did not know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I not say, "Near Great Garden Street"? I told you I only lodged there two or three nights.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, you never made use of those words.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-168" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM MANSFIELD</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 39, Oakley Street, West
<lb/>minster Road. I was residing there on 22nd June—the prisoner was not lodging there at that time—he has never lodged there for the last seven years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Have you never seen me in Oakley Street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I can
<lb/>not say that I have.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-169" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-169" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BUMSTED</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of notes to the Bank of England. This note is a forged one in every respect.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I met a party whom I knew; he asked me to buy him two yards and a quarter of cloth and a yard of alpaca, and, not having any money, he gave me a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note to pay for it; on my return I handed him four sovereigns; I told him that I charged him 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., keeping the difference; I declare I had no knowledge of the note being forged when I offered it in payment; I received it from an acquaintance of some years standing, the man introduced to me by a party named Tyrrell; the follow
<lb/>ing morning I went to Great Garden Street, which was the only address I knew where I could get a lodging; I found I had given No. 39 instead of No. 29; I was well known in London; there has not been the slightest imputation on my character, and it is not likely I should sacrifice my character for this; there has never been a charge against me, and I had not a guilty knowledge of the note being forged; as to my saying, "Eighteen months," I have no recollection of saying so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18570706-794-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-794-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18570706-795-offence-1 t18570706-name-171"/>William Goddard</persName>, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN, ROBINSON</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY DUNKLEY</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Hallway Tavern at Pinner. I know the prisoner by seeing him there on the evening of 24th May, when I returned home about 8 o'clock—he was standing in front of the bar—he appeared to me to be like a man half and half—I requested him to be seated, as we were very busy about that time and there were several people there—after some persuasion he went into the parlour and I saw him no more till everybody had left the place, which was about a quarter to 11 o'clock—he was then in the parlour and appeared to be sleeping or dozing—I shook him and tried to persuade him to go home—he said he should go when he pleased, or something of that sort—I found I could not get rid of him, and as it was time to close the house I sent a boy for a policeman, and he came back with Goddard—he tried to get him away and told him that if he did not go away he must take him, as it was time to close the house—the prisoner took off his jacket and struck Goddard in the jaw and knocked him across the room—he would have fallen if it had not been for the table—Goddard persuaded him to go outside—he told him he had struck him, and in doing his duty he should take him—the prisoner struck him and attempted to strike him again, I should say, a violent blow—on that, Goddard took out his staff to protect himself—they appeared to close, and Goddard told me I must go with him to the station—I went to the door to get my hat and came out immediately—they were then on the ground together—I went to Goddard's assistance, thinking I could assist him by holding one of the prisoner's hands while he had the other—I felt myself scratched or cut, and I said to Goddard, "Leave the man; he has got a knife; come in doors and save yourself"—I went in the house and called Goddard after me—he followed me—when he came in he said he was stabbed—I undressed him and sent for a surgeon instantly—I found nine wounds on him—he remained in my house till the next morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> When you and the policeman put me out of the house, I got the space of fifty yards from the house by myself and the policeman told me I was going the wrong road.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I cannot say how far it was—you scuffled and were down together—you did not go on by yourself for some distance—the policeman never left you—I am not aware that the policeman knocked you down, it was a sort of scuffle.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you believe that he was walking away home when the policeman came to him and said he was going the wrong road, and he knocked him down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not in my presence—it was a general scuffle.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the policeman use more violence than was necessary to defend himself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> While you held one hand the policeman knocked me down.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> The policeman struck you with his staff to keep you down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-173" type="surname" value="GOLDING"/>
<interp inst="t18570706-name-173" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GOLDING</persName> </hi>. I am pot boy to the Railway Tavern. On the night of 24th May, the prisoner was there between 6 and 7 o'clock—he remained till about 11 o'clock, the time we shut up—he appeared the worse for drink—at 11 o'clock, I heard my master ask him to leave the house—he said he should not go till he pleased—I was sent for a policeman and found Goddard—he went with me to the house—the prisoner was in the parlour—Goddard asked him civilly to go away—he tried to persuade him—the prisoner got up, took off his coat, and struck him—Goddard said he must not take that, he must take him—he took bold of the front of his shirt and led him out—they both went out together—Goddard was in uniform—when they were outside, the prisoner struck him again and they both fell on the ground and</p>
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<p>were scuffling together—I heard my master say, "He has got a knife," or something—after that, they got up—the prisoner made a rush at Goddard—Goddard ran in and said he was stabbed—the prisoner ran towards the station—Goddard was taken into the house and master undressed him—I saw a wound on his shoulder.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You were inside when the landlord and Goddard were together outside.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, I followed you both out—I ran in when you rushed at Goddard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18570706-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18570706-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-174" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARPER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 226). A little before 12 o'clock that night I went to the Railway Tavern—I then went towards the station and found the prisoner lying in a ditch—I got him up—he had been drinking—his face was smeared with blood, and blood was on his shirt—he had a wound on the forehead—I took him to the Railway Tavern—he said he had had a tussle with the policeman, and it was the policeman that did it—for the purpose of getting him away quietly I gave him a pint of beer, got fresh assistance, and took him into custody—in his left hand pocket I found this knife—it has blood on it now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-175" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GODDARD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police sergeant, T</hi> 50). I was fetched on Sunday night, 24th May, to the Railway Tavern—I went into the parlour and found the prisoner there—he appeared to be asleep—I spoke to him civilly—I asked him to get up, as it was time to close the house—he made no more ado, but got up, pulled his coat off, threw his cap off, and struck me a violent blow with his fist—I had my uniform on—I said, "I can't take this from you; I shall take you into custody"—I took him by the collar and led him out of the house—he went out very quietly—when we were in the road he made a severe blow at me again—I missed the blow—we closed, and both fell—he laid on his back and tried to kick me as much as he could—he was still giving me blows about the shoulders—the landlord came to my assistance, and he said, "Save yourself; he has got a knife"—I let go—the prisoner jumped up and made a rush at me—I had taken out my staff when we were on the ground, and struck him on the knee, and when he rushed at me with the knife I struck him on the head and he struck me in the back—I felt very faint—here is my belt, which was out through with the blow that he gave me—these are my clothes—I had been laid up six weeks last Sunday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> After I got outside, you and the landlord let me go along the road.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, I never let go of you at all till the landlord told me you had got a knife—you asked me where I was going to take you to, and I said, "To the station"—you said, "We are in the road," and you struck at me—I did not strike you on the head.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you strike him on the head?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not at all till he had got up and was rushing at me with the knife—I had struck him on the knee before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18570706-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon at Pinner. On 24th May, I was called to the Railway Tavern about 11 o'clock—I found Goddard very faint from the loss of blood—I took the remaining part of his clothes off, and found nine wounds on him, four on the arm, and five on the side and back—one wound was near the middle of his back—they were incised wounds made by some sharp instrument—they were almost all oblique slanting wounds—-the wounds on the arm might have been two or three inches deep—two of the wounds in the side had entered the chest—one a little more than three inches, and one only one inch—two of them struck on the blade bone—one wound was in the lungs—the one in the back was a</p>
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