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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CARDEN, MAYOR. THIRD SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-3" type="given" value="GEORGE HATCHARD"/>GEORGE HATCHARD WELCH</persName> </hi>. I am one of the ushers, and gaoler of Marl
<lb/>borough Street Police Court. On 14th Aug. the prisoner was in my custody in order to find sureties, and as I was removing him from the dock to one of the cells, he said, to the best of my recollection, that he would be revenged; and as he was going along the area towards the cell, near where the office keeper lives, he was going to make water—I told him that it was a very improper place to do that, and with a little coaxing I persuaded him to come on to where I showed him, and under the tank were two pails; he up with them one after another, I avoided them, and they penetrated into the bricks of the wall—I opened the cell door, and called a man named Saunders, who was there for stabbing his wife; he came to my assistance—the prisoner threw himself forward, and commenced kicking me just here, and I suffered a great deal of pain for a long time, and have been away from my duty for three months, and have great difficulty in doing my duty now—my impres
<lb/>sion is that he had been drinking very hard—he had not been in custody above an hour.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I was in custody, and Welch called on me to help him—I came out of my cell, and saw the prisoner flinging a zinc bucket, and then a wooden one; I fastened him by the arms, and on pulling him into the cell he made three or four kicks at him—after he got into the cell he stripped all his clothes off, tore up everything but his boots, and then laid down and went to sleep.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-5" type="given" value="WILLIAM BARRETT"/>WILLIAM BARRETT HARPS</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of Great Marlborongh Street. On 14th Aug. I was called to the prosecutor, and found him in excruciating pain, just on the region of the liver—he was not able to speak, and breathed with very great difficulty—I considered him in considerable danger; he was under my care more than two months, and is complaining of considerable pain still—I consider that the prisoner was labouring under
<hi rend="italic">delirium tremens</hi> from drinking, and that he did not know what he was doing—hewas quite naked; he stripped himself from head to foot in the cell; I went to him, and he decidedly did not know what he was doing—it is impos
<lb/>sible to say whether that was from drink or insanity, but I understand that he had been drinking to excess the night before—he has been a soldier, and he says he received a wound in his head, and when he drinks he is wan
<lb/>dering—hewas considered as not fit to take his trial, and was sent to an asylum.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> He was in custody for going into Swan and Edgar's, and intimidating the ladies because they would not give him anything—he threatened to break all the windows, and was brought to our Court, and had to find bail.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of a Common Assault.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18580104-158-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money; his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-13" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BOOTH</persName> </hi>. I am a coach trimmer, of No. 1, Cottage Place, York Street, Lambeth. On Saturday evening, 19th Dec., about 6 o'clock, I was at the top of Strutton Ground; I was quite sober—I went into a public house, and had half a quartern of gin and some hot water—I paid for it, and got some change, but I cannot say how much—a sixpence dropped, and the prisoner assisted me to look for it, but we were not able to find it—he said that he was out of work, and with a good deal of persuasion I stood a pint of beer for him, and then got away as well as I could, but he kept pushing against me, and saying, "Stop a little bit, master"—I had drank about half a glass of stout with him before I gave him the pint of beer—I drunk some of the pint—after I got out I walked from one end of Strutton Ground to the other; I then heard a voice behind me, saying, "I say," or something like that—I turned round, and saw the prisoner; his hand was in my pocket in a moment, where I had got a pocket book containing 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., or 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and a tobacco box—there were two half sovereigns, and the rest in silver, I cannot say of what kind—I missed my pocket book in a moment—he then said, "All right," and shoved me down—I tried to
<hi rend="italic">grab</hi> him, but could not—I got up directly, and went up Pear Street; I did not lose sight of him till he got to the top of the street—I spoke to a policeman, and went to the station house; a policeman went with me to the Corner Pin public house, Strutton Ground, and saw the barman—the prisoner was in front of the bar; I gave him in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you ever been to the Corner Pin before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Many times—I am not in the habit of going there—there was no one there except him and me, and a man that was with him—I stayed there ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—I had only been in one other public house that day, the Warwick Arms; that was about half an hoar be
<lb/>fore—wehad two pots of porter between five—I had been at work that day, and had been paid my wages, 32
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., out of which I had paid my tobacco score and other things—I was as sober as you are—I was, very likely, soberer than I am now—I have not been drinking this morning, but it was Saturday, and you may depend upon it no working man gets drunk on a Saturday—when I left the public house, I was going towards home; I live nearly two miles from there—I called out "Police!" but no one came to my assistance—Ishould suppose there were 200 or 300 people in the street, but not within ten yards of me—I went to the Corner Pin before I went to the station; I did not see the prisoner there then—I went there again with a policeman after I had been to the station, and there was not a soul there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-14" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD TURNRAM</persName> </hi>. I live at the Bricklayers' Arms, Strutton Ground, which is sometimes called the Corner Pin; it is kept by Mr. Knight. On this Saturday night the prisoner came in first—when I had served them I went in to tea—they were not together, but after I came out they were drink
<lb/>ing together—I took for what Booth had, half a quartern of gin, and he gave me two penny pieces—there was no change—I do not know whether he paid for some beer afterwards; I was gone in to tea, and did not pay any further attention to them—I do not know who went out first, but Barry came back about half an hour after—the prosecutor had not been to me in the mean time—Isaw him come in without the prisoner in about a quarter of an hour—he did not speak to me, but to one of the barmen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long were you in at tea?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About twenty minutes or half an hour—when I came back, I found Booth there drinking with the prisoner—I think it was stout—they had a pint pot—Booth had had a drop of liquor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I am sixteen years old, and am assistant in the bar.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 214). On Saturday night, Dec. 19, about half past 6 o'clock, Booth came to the station, and from what he said I went with him to the Corner Pin, and saw the prisoner there with a glass of brandy and water in front of him, and a cigar in his mouth—Booth said, "That is the man who robbed me"—I told the prisoner I wanted him, for robbing Booth of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said, "It is a pretty job this is"—he came out very quietly indeed as far as the Grey Coat Hospital, when he became very violent—acrowd came round, and he passed something to his brother, who came up—itwas like paper screwed up small—he then said, "I am not going without I have a b—
<hi rend="italic">scrap</hi> for it," and took hold of my staff, and tried to wrench it from me—he kicked me violently on my legs and thighs, and also my brother constable—it took five or six of us to take him to the station—he was there searched, and half a crown, a two shilling piece, and two sixpences (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) were found on him—his brother ran away at the Grey Coat Hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were there a great many constables there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—Idid not tell them to apprehend the brother, though I saw something pass to him—the prisoner had been drinking—there were about twenty persons at the Corner Pin—it is a very troublesome neighbourhood—Strutton Ground is a kind of market on Saturday nights, and there is a great crowd there—it is a very low neighbourhood—he was searched at the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, P</hi> 401). I assisted in taking the prisoner to the station—he violently assaulted me and my brother constable, beating, pinching, and kicking whoever he could get at.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there a crowd about him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, around us.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was stated to have been in custody nineteen times for assaults.—
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<hi rend="italic">stated that the prisoner's deficiency amounted to nearly</hi> 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; his property.—2d
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, Feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-24" type="surname" value="BRADLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-24" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRADLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 23, Salisbury Street, Strand, and am fore
<lb/>man to Charles Ansell and another, boot makers, of Gresham Street. On 3d Dec. about 8 o'clock in the evening, I shut up the shop and fastened the door; it locks with a Chubb's lock and a padlock outside—I took the key with me as usual—next morning when I went there, about half past 8 o'clock, I found the door broken open, and a policeman there; it had been forced open from the outside; there was a mark on the door—I examined the stock, and missed about forty-three pairs of boots, and nine odd ones; I know those nine odd ones well, they had been in the shop some time; I have the fellow boots with me that were left behind in the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many years have you been in the shoe trade?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About twenty—I have been in several employments—I have sometimes had odd boots in my possession; I may have had as many as one hundred in the course of my time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-25" type="surname" value="NATHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-25" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK NATHAN</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 140, Bermondsey Street, Southwark; I am a shoe maker. On Sunday, 13th Dec., between 1 and 2 o'clock in the day, I was at a public house in Kent Street—I found the prisoner there with a friend—the friend spoke to me first, and said that he had bought a pair of boots at my shop; that they were very bad ones, but he was going to have another pair of me—he said something to the prisoner, which I did not hear, and then the prisoner said, "Oh, you are in the shoe line; I have six or seven odd boots; do you think you can match them?"—I said probably I might be able—he said he would bring the hardest boot out of the seven to show me—he went out, and came back again with a boot, which he placed</p>
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<p>on the counter, and said that was the hardest boot out of the seven—I told him it was a difficult job to do, that I could not give him an answer then, but I would take the boot with me, and if he would call on Monday evening, be
<lb/>tween 6 and 7 o'clock, I should be able to tell him better about it—I took the boot away with me—I was from home on Monday evening, but on Tuesday evening, between 7 and 8 o'clock, I saw the prisoner; he called and asked what I thought of the boot—I said it was very probable I could do it, but I should not like to do the hardest one without I had the other six—he said if I came home with him, he would show me the other six—I went with him to an oil shop in Kent Street—he took me up stairs, and produced the other six boots, and put them on the table—I believe he took them from off a chair—I took the boots away—I afterwards gave them to Ball, the officer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you acquainted with the prisoner before this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he did call on the Monday, but I was not at home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-26" type="given" value="JOHN MARK"/>JOHN MARK BULL</persName> </hi>. I am a City detective officer. I produce seven odd boots, which I received from Mr. Nathan—on Wednesday evening, 17th Dec., from information I received, I went with Nathan, and a police officer, to the prisoner's house, No. 277, Kent Street—he keeps an oil shop—I found him behind the counter—I asked if he knew Mr. Nathan, pointing to him—hesaid, "I do"—I said that we were two police officers, I was about to ask him some questions, which he might do as he pleased about answering—Isaid, "I have received seven odd boots from Mr. Nathan, and he says he has received them from you to make fellows to them"—he said, "I never gave Mr. Nathan any odd boots"—I said, "One on Sunday last, and six last night; Mr. Nathan says you were in his company last night"—he said, "Yes, I was, and had some gin and water with him"—I said he might con
<lb/>sider himself in custody for receiving a portion of boots that had been stolen from Messrs. Ansell and Hobbs, of Gresham Street, City, on the night of the 3d, or the morning of the 4th of the present month—he said, after the caution I had given him, he should reserve his defence—I then proceeded to search the house—I found several things, but not connected with this indictment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are they connected with any other indictment on the files of this Court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I was not in uniform—it was between 5 and 6 o'clock that I went to his shop—there were no customers there when I went; several came in while I was there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-27" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRADLEY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I know the boots produced; they formed part of the property that was lost—they have the private marks still on them—Ihave here the seven other boots which match them—odd boots are not generally sold—it is very difficult to match odd boots.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> It would be very easy with sand paper to erase these marks, would it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—we do not make job lots of odd boots; we generally keep them by us, having no sale for them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-28" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WAY</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, and live at No. 14, Adam Street, New Kent Road. On Sunday, 13th Dec., between 1 and 2 o'clock, I went with Nathan to the Oak public house, in Keat Street—the prisoner and a friend came in while we were there—I did not hear the first conversation take place, but I heard the prisoner's friend say to Nathan, that his friend, meaning the prisoner, had seven odd boots, and he asked if he could match them—Nathan said he should like to see them—the prisoner went across to his own house and brought back a boot—he said, "That is the hardest one to do among them"—Nathan took that boot away, and was to let him know on the Monday evening.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This occurred, I believe, in front of the bar.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—therewere persons coming in and out for their beer, but none to stay—this was done quite publicly, any one could have seen it.
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, M</hi> 169). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Surrey Sessions, March</hi>, 1853;
<hi rend="italic">William Page Cobham, Convicted of Re
<lb/>ceiving; Transported for ten years"</hi>)—the prisoner is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580104-166-offence-1 t18580104-name-33"/>Charles Clements</persName>, and stealing therein 5 cups, 4 saucers, and 2 counterpanes, value 10
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-34" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLLIER</persName> </hi>. I am pay sergeant of the Royal Elthorne Militia; it is my duty to look round the stores. On 11th Dec, I went to make an in
<lb/>spection of the sergeant's cottages, and saw a pane of glass broken in Charles Clements' cottage; the glass was on the floor, and the catch was undone—I missed two counterpanes, and some cups and saucers, a tea pot and a sugar basin—I had seen them safe the day before—I am certain that the counter
<lb/>panes belong to Charles Clements—he has gone to Ireland—the prisoner was left to look after the stores which were left behind—I received these cups and saucers, and dimity (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), from a boy who Mrs. Archer sent—I gave them to Thomas Smith, a policeman—they are the same pattern as those lost, and part of them are left now in the sergeant's room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-35" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA LADYMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Longman, and keep a beer shop at Hillingdon. The prisoner has been billeted at our house—after he left, a man named Cripps came; that was last Friday three weeks—very near a week before the prisoner was taken, Cripps brought some crockery—I did not take much notice of it, but this is very like it—after that the prisoner came and asked me if I would have the china—I said, "I do not want it, I have got more than I want"—he took it away, and came back without it—Crippsleft it, and the prisoner took it away tied in a bit of dimity.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-36" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner on 19th Dec., and told him he was charged with breaking into Sergeant Clements' house, and stealing two counterpanes and some crockery—he said that he knew nothing about it—I took him to the station and searched him, but found nothing—I had a conversation with his wife, but he was not present—I received the crockery from Sergeant Collier.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WESTERN</persName> </hi>. I keep a beer shop at Uxbridge. The prisoner came there four weeks ago next Thursday—I was out at the time—when I came home he asked for the master of the house; I said that I was the master, and he asked me if I would buy two counterpanes—I said, "Yes, if I can"—he showed them to me, and told me he had bought them in London when he was recruiting—I gave them to Smith the policeman—I believe these are them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SERGEANT COLLIER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> These are the counterpanes I spoke of, which I can say positively are Clements' property—here is a stain on one of them which I know it by—I can also swear to these two pieces of dimity.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I acknowledge selling the counterpanes;</p>
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<p>I bought them out of my recruiting money; I was out three weeks, and between three or four of us, we got between 300 and 400 recruits; I bought these articles thinking they would do for my sister whose husband was drowned, but finding that she had gone into the union I sold them; I knew the man well, for he was billeted in the same house as I was; he deals in crockery; I met him with the crockery, he asked me to fetch it out for him, and I said that I would; I have been many years a soldier in the East India Company, and in the Sikh wars, and was in eight general engagements.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-42" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE M'CARTHY</persName> </hi>. I keep a tobacconist's shop at No. 110, Cheapside. On the night of 29th Dec. the prisoner came for two twopenny cigars—I placed them before him, and he offered me a sovereign—I opened a drawer and put it in a little basin which had gold in it, closed the drawer, and went to the till to take out the silver—he then said, "Give me back my sovereign, I have smaller change"—I opened the drawer where the gold was, and gave him back the sovereign—he took it with one hand, reached his other to the gold basin, took out another sovereign, and dropped a shilling in it's place—I caught his hand, held it, and found the sovereign jammed between his thumb and the palm of his hand—while I was struggling, an elderly man came to the door, and I said, "Pray assist me, this man has stolen a sovereign;" but he stood very passively by while I took the sovereign from the prisoner—I said, "Do call a policeman," but he refused, and said, "Give me some tobacco"—I could not leave the counter, and he was going out of the shop—I said, "Do send me an officer to take this man;" he said, "Have not you any one else to send?" I said, "No," and he went to the door and spoke to an officer—the prisoner knelt down behind the counter, pulled off his shoes and stockings, and I heard something drop which sounded like gold; but he held a two shilling piece in his hand and said that it was that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you give me the sovereign back, and did not I throw down a shilling in the place of it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You did not—you dropped a shilling in the gold basin when you took out the sovereign—I took it out and placed it on the glass case, and it was there when the officer came—I held your hands with both mine, and did not loose them till I had my money—youcould not get out of the shop because the door is very narrow—I was as near it as you were, and it will not admit of two persons passing, and there was a gentleman at the door—you did not say that you would not go till you got your sovereign—I think you told the policeman that he might search you—you were very abusive.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-43" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NOBLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>, 441). I was called to the shop, and found the prisoner on one knee putting his stocking from—the prosecutrix gave him in charge for stealing a sovereign from her till—he said, "It it my sovereign, I gave it for two cigars, and then asked her to return it, as I had got change"—he then said, "I did not want it to be changed, I wanted two half sovereigns for my sovereign"—I searched him, but found nothing—I searched him again at the station, and found one shilling in silver, some coppers, and three separate ounces of tobacco, but no sovereign or florin—I asked his</p>
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<p>address, he said that he came from Manchester nine days ago, and he lived over in the Borough; he then refused to give any account of himself what
<lb/>ever—hewas very abusive to the prosecutrix at the station, and threatened her—this sovereign (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was given me by the prosecutrix, who knows it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-44" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE M'CARTHY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The edge of the sovereign is cut, as if it had been filed a little; I noticed that when it was in the bowl, an hour or two before the prisoner came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not want to leave the shop till I was searched; she put my sovereign into her till, and then gave it me out from the rest; I have been kept in a separate cell ever since, and there has been no sovereign found on me, not even my own.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The officer Noble stated that he was apprehended three or four hours before for a similar offence, and the sovereign not being found, he was discharged; the gentleman was at the door in that case also.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>;Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIPS</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="italic">l</hi>. 19
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, being a Frenchman, had the evidence interpreted to him.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-50" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DEWHURST</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman. I was residing at Dolly's Coffee House, Queen's Head Passage; I had a bed room there. On Tuesday night, 1st Dec., I missed from my room a watch, a chain, a ring, and a stud—theyhad been left on the dressing room table—I had seen them that morning, about a quarter before 8 o'clock, and I missed them about a quarter past 12 o'clock at night—it was either the night of 30th Nov. or 1st Dec.—I mentioned to Parks, the waiter, the same night, that I had lost them—I do not know where the prisoner slept—my ring was shown to me by the police officers—Ibelieve I have seen my watch, but it being a Geneva one, and there being so many of them, I could not swear to it—the house is the dwelling house of Esther Dewhurst; it is in the parish of St. Faith under St. Paul's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-51" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PARKS</persName> </hi>. I am waiter at Dolly's Tavern, Queen's Head Passage. On 30th Nov., about 8 o'clock in the evening, the prisoner drove up in a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—hehad with him a portmanteau and a carpet bag, which appeared to be full—he spoke in broken English, and asked for a room—he had a bed room that night on the second floor, in the private part of the hotel—I know Mr. Dewhurst's bed room; that was a story lower down than the prisoner's—theprisoner would have to pass it to go to his own bed room—on the following afternoon the prisoner told me he expected a French doctor to see him, and he wished him to be shown to his room—he seemed to be labouring under a cold—in the evening, about 7 o'clock, a gentleman came, and said he had come to see the French gentleman who had come the night before—I conducted him to the prisoner, who was then in the sitting room, the room</p>
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<p>for ladies and gentlemen—the prisoner had to pass through that room to get to his bed room, and he was there conversing with a lady and gentleman—theother gentleman left soon afterwards, and I missed the prisoner about five minutes past 12 o'clock—when I missed the prisoner I went into his room—the carpet bag was gone, but the portmanteau was left; it was opened, and it contained a bundle of coals and a lot of tags, trousers and waistcoats, very old and ragged—I missed from my own room a watch guard, a cigar case, which had been lying on the bed room table, and a silk pocket handkerchief, which was locked up in my box, which I had left safe in the middle of the day, and it had been forced open by violence—I have not seen any of my things since—I am quite sure the prisoner is the man—my room was directly over his—this is the portmanteau.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-52" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BROWN</persName> </hi>. I was a waiter at Dolly's Tavern, in Queen's Head Passage. On 30th Nov. the prisoner came, about 8 o'clock in the evening—Ihad a cigar case and a ring; I saw them safe in my box at 1 o'clock on 1st Dec; I missed them about half past 12 o'clock at night—box was broken open—I am positive it was locked the last time I saw it—this is my cigar case and ring (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>). On 5th Dec. I was in the Hay-market, and received charge of the prisoner—I told him I was a detactive officer, and I took him in charge for robbing Dolly's Hotel—he said, "A wicked man made me do it"—I asked him where that man lived, and his name; he said he did not know his name nor address, he lived in the City, but he did not know where—I put the prisoner into a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, and in going along I saw him fumbling about with his hand—I asked him what he had got; he said, "Nothing—I forced his hand open, and took this ring from his hand, which has not been identified—I took this ring off his finger, which has been identified by Mr. Dewhurst—I took him to Dolly's Hotel, searched him, and found on him a cigar case, a watch chain, some small keys, and this cloak, which is new, and has not been identified—I received this port
<lb/>manteau from one of the witnesses.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-54" type="given" value="HENRY FRANCIS"/>HENRY FRANCIS DOSSETT</persName> </hi>. I am a warder of Newgate. The prisoner was committed on 11th Dec., and in going to the bath he placed his hat down—Isearched it, and found in it this watch and chain, in the lining of it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> To the best of my belief this watch is mine, but the chain is not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This guard chain is mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It is a mistake that I said, "One wicked man made me do it;" I have stolen nothing, every thing found on me was given to me by the doctor; he stole some things from me, my poeket book and my carpet bag.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY FLINT</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18580104-171-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, Embezzling 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the moneys of
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-59" type="surname" value="MATTHEWS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580104-171-offence-1 t18580104-name-59"/>James Matthews</persName> and others, his masters: to which he</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18580104-172-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580104-172-offence-1 t18580104-name-61"/>Charlotte Stevenson</persName>, and stealing therein 1 box and other articles, value 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580104-172-offence-1 t18580104-name-62"/>Agnes Baker</persName>; and 1 gown, 1 purse, and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the property of
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-63" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-63" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580104-172-offence-1 t18580104-name-63"/>Georgiana Baker</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-64" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-64" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES BAKER</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 54, Red Lion Street, Holborn. On 20th Dec. I went to bed about 1 o'clock—I had some dresses in the room, some on the bed, and some in a box—I heard a noise about 3 o'clock, and about 4 o'clock I discovered that I had lost the dresses and the other property—the whole of it was worth about 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I never saw the prisoner till the Saturday night, as this happened on the Sunday morning—he was lodging in the same house—I and my sister occupy the same room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you never see the prisoner till the Saturday before this occurred?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I know he had been lodging there some weeks—I think my sister had seen him before—I do not know whether he was on friendly terms with my sister—I believe she had seen him two or three times—on no previous occasion had any of my things or my sister's been removed from our room to another by way of a
<hi rend="italic">lark</hi>—I have got all the property back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever authorize this man to take your dresses away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-65" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-65" type="given" value="GEORGIANA"/>GEORGIANA BAKER</persName> </hi>. I occupy a room with my sister, at No. 54, Red Lion Street. I went to bed about 1 o'clock on 20th Dec.—the room door was shut, but was not locked—the house belongs to Mrs. Charlotte Stevenson—after I had been in bed I heard a noise on the stairs; it was about half past 2 or a quarter before 3 o'clock—I was going to get up, but I had not the courage to do so, as the key of the room door was outside—I got up about 5 o'clock, when I was roused by the landlady, and then the things were missing—I had seen the dresses safe the night before; I put some of them on the bed myself—the watch was on the small dressing table by the side of the bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is this a coffee house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I had seen the prisoner about half a dozen times—I was not on friendly terms with him sufficient for him to take any of my things and move them away—that had never oocurred.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-66" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police sergeant, E</hi> 10). I took the prisoner at No. 21, Albert Mews, Hoxton Old Town, in a loft—I said I wanted him for stealing a box from No. 25, Red Lion Street—he said, "There it is in the cart"—I opened it, and found the dresses—I asked him where the watch was—hesaid, "There it is"—I put my hand up and took a purse and the watch and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said, "I am sorry for what I have done; I don't know what induced me to do it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he not tell you at once where to find the box?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he was perfectly sober—I have made inquiries and cannot find any
<lb/>thing against him—I took the box back to Miss Baker's, and they found every thing in it—I found the prisoner by means of his door key, which he had left, and the lodger swore to it—he had been out late the night before, and let himself in with his own latch key—I found him asleep in a hay loft in his master's stable—the box was in a cart that was there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Whose house is this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is kept by Charlotte Stevenson, and is in the parish of St. George-the-Martyr.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-172-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-172-18580104 t18580104-172-punishment-16"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CORNELIUS</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18580104-173-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing 1 watch, value 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580104-173-offence-1 t18580104-name-68"/>John Wills</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a clothier, and live in Bermondsey Street. On Thursday night, 24th Dec., I was in Leadenhall Market, at the lower end of the poultry market, about 7 o'clock—I saw the prisoner there; it was rather in a dark place between the stalls—I was going to purchase an article, and did not like to pull out my money before the stall, and went a little further on—there was a great crowd—I stopped, and the prisoner came right in front of me, and put his fingers working away at my waistcoat—I looked down and saw his hand drop from my watch guard—I saw my guard hanging without the watch—I said to the prisoner, "You have taken my watch"—he said, "What, me?"—I said, "Yes"—I took him by the collar, held him that he could not run away, called a policeman, and gave him in custody—hestood pretty quiet when I had got him by the collar—I have seen my watch since—it is here now—it came to me by the parcels delivery—this is my watch—it is in the same state in which I received it—the chain is broken—therewere a great many people about, but no person on my right hand—Istood and let the people pass—the prisoner would not go by me—I saw him drop my chain from his left hand—I had had my watch not half a minute before I had left the stall—I merely went there, not a yard off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the watch worth?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I did not see what the other people were about—I bought a goose—theprisoner did not pass me, he stood right in front of me, and turned his head over his right shoulder—he was leaning against the boards or partition on his left side, and on my right—I was leaning there to let the crowd pass by—he was leaning in the same way—there were no persons between us; there were persons passing on the other side—I had had my watch directly before that—this is the chain that was to it, I saw it come out of his hand—itwas not cut—I lost a watch once before, on the other side of the water, at Shad Thames—I did not prosecute that man, he was too sharp for me, he got away—I cannot say how this watch was got from the chain; the ring is gone from the watch—I had not been having any refreshment before that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-70" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ROGERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi> 39). On Thursday evening, 24th Dec., I was in Leadenhall Market—I was called by the last witness about half past 7 o'clock—I took the prisoner—the prosecutor charged him with stealing his watch—the prisoner said he had not got it, and did not know anything about it—I took him to the Station, and found on him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 4 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—he gave me his address in Union Street, Borough—he was not known there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were there any persons abont the prosecutor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, a great many persons passing backwards and forwards—the prisoner said at once that he knew nothing about the watch—the watch has been returned to the prosecutor.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was also charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-71" type="given" value="PORTER WILLIAM"/>PORTER WILLIAM DUNNAWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 129). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:"John Baker, Convicted on his own confession, at the Thames Police Court, April</hi>, 1856,
<hi rend="italic">of stealing a watch; Confined six months"</hi>)—I was present—the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-173-18580104 t18580104-173-punishment-17"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY MUGGERIDGE</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIPS</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<lb/>ing 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., her moneys.—2d
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, Wounding, with intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-76" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am an unfortunate woman, and live at No. 29, Plummer Street. On the night of 26th Dec, I met the prisoner by the Eagle in the City Road—I had a glass of ale with him at the corner of Britannia Street—I afterwards went home with him to my room; he stopped there about half an hour—he gave me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—after he had stayed with me, he wanted to stay with me all night—I told him he could not do so—he then wanted his money back, and made use of very bad language—I told him he should not—it was in my pocket—he then threw me on the side of the bed, and put his hands round me, and said he would murder me if I did not give it up to him again—I begged of him to let me go, and when he let me go, I attempted to run out of doors; he went to the fire place and got the poker, and as I turned round he struck me on the side of the head—I had got just outside the room door, and he pushed me down the stairs—I got up and ran into the kitchen—he ran after me, threw me down in the kitchen, and knelt on my chest while he took my money—I struggled and got from him, and then he struck me on the back of the head with a piece of the tongs, and I know no more—I have been an inmate of the hospital ever since—when the prisoner first came in, he said he would stay all night; and then he preferred staying a short time—I submitted myself to him, and then he said he would have his money back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-77" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA OSBORNE</persName> </hi>. I am an unfortunate woman, and live at No. 29, Plummer Street. On the evening of 26th Dec., I was in the back parlour; I heard a cry of murder, and ran into the kitchen—I saw the prisoner kneel
<lb/>ing on the prosecutrix's chest, fumbling at her pockets; she was bleeding very much from the front of her head—the prisoner said that she had better turn up his b—stuff—I ran into the street to call for help; Davis followed me, and the prisoner followed her with a part of the tongs in his hand; he struck her on the head, and she fell senseless at my feet at the door—I went and called the police, and when I returned, I found her in the room, lying sense
<lb/>less on the floor—I got a cab, and took her to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-78" type="surname" value="BOWLES"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-78" type="given" value="PERCIVAL"/>PERCIVAL BOWLES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 284). On 26th Dec., I was called by Osborne to No. 29, Plummer Street—I found the prisoner about twenty yards from the door; he was very drunk—he seemed to know what he was about—I found the prosecutrix lying down in the back parlour, in a state of insensibility, bleeding from the head in two places—I took the prisoner into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-79" type="surname" value="CHIPPENDALE"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-79" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER CHIPPENDALE</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at St. Bartholomew's hospi
<lb/>tal, when the prosecutrix was brought there, between 10 and 11 o'clock on this Saturday night. She had two slight wounds on the scalp, one in front, the other behind; the bleeding had then stopped—the wound in front was about three quarters of an inch in length, rather jagged; the one behind was an inch and a quarter in length—they were dressed under my superinten
<lb/>dence, and she went away again that same night—they were not serious wounds—she might have been insensible from loss of blood—I saw her again on the Monday, and I then took her into the hospital in obedience to the Magistrate's request—she complained of pain in the stomach, and of having spat blood—I admitted her from that reason, not on account of the wounds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have my master to speak for me; I was very much intoxicated, but I did not steal anything; I had 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when I went into the house, and when I came out I had but 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I remember, after giving the girl some money, that I lost my new hat, and was pushed down stairs, and she came atop of me, and hallooed out, "You wretch, you have cut my head"—Iwas so very much intoxicated, I cannot remember anything of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-80" type="given" value="PERCIVAL"/>PERCIVAL BOWLES</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I searched the prisoner—I found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 6 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—I did not search the house to see whether there was any money lying about.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-81" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-81" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-81" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET DAVIS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I did not get my money again—I saw no more of it after he took it from my pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The following Witnesses were examined for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-82" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WALLIS</persName> </hi>. I am a corn dealer, and live at No. 31, Plummer Street. On 26th Dec., about half past 10 o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner and prose
<lb/>cutrix go by my house; they were both drunk—they went in doors, and a few minutes afterwards a young woman, who lives in the house, came out hal
<lb/>looing for help, in a
<hi rend="italic">muffled</hi> voice—I went to the door of the house; the back room door was open, and I saw a male and female at the bottom of the stairs—theprisoner came out at the door, and the prosecutrix followed him with a part of the broken tongs in her hand—the prisoner took them away from her—she struck him twice afterwards with her hand, and he said, "If you do that again, I will strike you"—I caught hold of him, and took the part of the tongs from him—he did not strike her—she than flew at him, and they struggled across the road, and fell down together against the door post of No. 19, and the left side of her head struck against the story post—they got up, and her head was bleeding—she seized him again—he kept saying, "Let me go"—she said, "I will not let you go, not in this b—life"—anotherfemale then came from the road, and struck him twice, it appeared to me to be with a life preserver, which she drew from under her clothes—thatfemale is not here, but I know her well by sight as a bad character—the prisoner seemed as if he was stunned—the prosecutrix still had hold of him tight round the neck; he struck her on the arm, and they fell down together, and she struck her head violently in the road, and cut her head on the stones, which caused the blood to gush from the back of her head—they were on the pavement, and she fell with her head in the road—the prisoner then at
<lb/>tempted to run away, but a young man knocked him down, and he lay there about five minutes before the policeman came—I told the policeman what I had seen—I did not state it before the magistrate—I went there and told the clerk, but my evidence was not heard—I do not know the prisoner at all—I know the prosecutrix quite well; she lives next door but one to me, in a house of ill fame, and her goings on are most disgraceful—I have had no quarrel with her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-83" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HARPER</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 19, Plummer Street. At about a quarter to 11 o'clock on'this night I was looking through the window, and saw the witness Osborne run out of the house, crying "Murder!" and "Help!"—Iran down stairs, and went into the road, and saw Mr. Wallis take the tongs from the prisoner—I saw the prosecutrix, but did not notice whether she was bleeding at that time—she flew at the prisoner, caught him by the throat, and they struggled across the road, and fell against the door post of the house I live in—they got up again, and blood gushed from her head—I think I must have seen it if there had been any blood before that—she flew at the prisoner again, and held him by his neckcloth, and swore she would not let him go, not in this life—while they were struggling, a young woman stepped into the road, and struck him twice over the head with something which appeared like a life preserver—he said, "Let me go;" she would not, and soon after she fell in the road, and struck the back of her head—all the people hallooed out, "The woman is dead"—I went and lifted her up, and found a wound at the back of her head—I kept my hand to it while she was carried into the house, and till some one came and put a lot of sugar to it to stop the bleeding.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-84" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER CHIPPENDALE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I should consider that the wound at the back of the head could not have been caused by a fall; I think it must have been inflicted with some weapon—it was a sharp cut, clean, incised wound, not jagged—the wound in front was as if produced by a fall on the stones—it is possible that the wound behind might be caused by a fall on some stones in the road, but I do not think it probable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-85" type="given" value="PERCIVAL"/>PERCIVAL BOWLLES</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The witness Wallis told me that if he had not taken the tongs away from the prisoner at the time, he would have murdered her—I saw him that same night.</p>
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<persName id="t18580104-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-86" type="surname" value="WALLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-86" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WALLIS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I did not say so—it was my brother he saw on the Saturday night, and he gave him the tongs.</p>
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<persName id="t18580104-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-87" type="surname" value="BOWLES"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-87" type="given" value="PERCIVAL"/>PERCIVAL BOWLES</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> It was on the Monday night he told me so, when I went and told him he would be wanted, and he said he should not come unless he was forced—it might have been the brother that I saw on the Saturday night—he was before the magistrate, but was not examined—when I found the prosecutrix she was lying in the back parlour insensible—I think she had been drinking a little, but she was in no way intoxicated—the prisoner was very drunk.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580104-177-offence-1 t18580104-name-89"/>Robert Tattersall</persName>, and stealing therein 7 watches, value 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; his property.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-90" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT TATTERSALL</persName> </hi>. I am a watch maker and jeweller, of No. 92, Edge
<lb/>ware Road. On 17th Dec, about 12 o'clock at night, my house was quite safe, and my shutters also—I heard a noise between 2 and 3 o'clock, and immediately came down, opened the door, and saw two of the shop shutters lying outside—the plate glass window was smashed, and two silver watches were lying on the pavement—a person brought me two more silver watches—Icalled for the police, and then missed seven watches, six of which I have recovered—they were only common watches—the six were worth 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How large was the opening made?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About two feet and a half square, large enough to admit a man's body—thepane of glass was about five feet by two.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-91" type="surname" value="HYLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-91" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HYLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, of No. 94, Grand Junction Terrace, opposite</p>
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<p>Mr. Tattersall's. I had been up rather late with my master, and was going to bed—I was half undressed, and heard a shutter fall—I looked over the window curtain, and saw a second shutter fall, and then heard a great noise of glass, and saw a man's head and shoulders going through,
<hi rend="italic">grabbing</hi> at the watches—I hallooed out, "Police!" as hard as I could, and he got out of the window and was caught by a policeman—the prisoner is the man, I will swear to him—I saw the policeman pursue him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far is your place from the prosecutor's?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Across the road, about thirty yards—it was about half past 2 o'clock—the prisoner had got away when Mr. Tattensall came down; he was only there a minute or two—I never lost sight of him till he was in the policeman's hands—I then went down stairs—he was taken in Burn Street, that is a turning—he knocked the policeman down, when he fell into his arms in the Edgware Road—when I saw him again I knew him—I had never seen him before, but a good light shone on him—I swear to him by his style—he looked up in my face, and I saw that he had got full whiskers—I did not go down to the door because I should have lost sight of him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BOWDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 221). About half past 2 o'clock on the morning of the 18th I heard a great crash in the Edgware Road, and the falling of a shutter on the pavement—I saw the prisoner run from Mr. Tattersall's window, and heard somebody call "Stop thief!"—I pursued him—hewas not above a yard from the window when I saw him—I did not lose sight of him at all—after running some time, another constable, who was on duty on the other side of the street, ran across and clasped him round the waist, and they both fell together—they got on their feet and both ran; I kept the prisoner in sight, and he was stopped by Sergeant Edwards—I only lost sight of him for an instant, when he turned the corner of Chapel Street and ran into the sergeant's arms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was that in the road or on Cambridge Terrace?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On Cambridge Terrace—I was posted at a gentleman's house exactly fifty paces from where I saw him start from—I had been there about a quarter of an hour, and was with another policeman at the time I heard the crash—I had seen no other person pass down Cambridge Terrace, but it was impossible for me to see into the Edgware Road—I was present when the prisoner was apprehended—I went into the cellar of No. 2, Burn Street, to search it, as Sergeant Edwards said to the prisoner, "You have thrown something down that cellar"—there was a moon, but it shone by fits and starts; it was a cloudy night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you produce two watches?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I found them in the cellar pointed out by the sergeant.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-93" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHADD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 323). On 18th Dec., about half past 2 o'clock in the morning, I heard a dreadful crash in the Edgware Road, as I was at the corner of Praed Street—there was a cry of "Stop thief!" and I saw the prisoner running; he ran against me, and we both fell together and got up together; he got away from me, I followed him seven or eight yards, sprang my rattle, and Sergeant Edwards stopped him—I had kept him in sight till then—I saw him throw something down a cellar, which was afterwards searched.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you ever said before that you saw him throw something down a cellar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I said that I did not know what it was, but that it was in Burn Street—I saw no one else in the Edgware Road—the scuffle lasted about two minutes; I had not time to look at his hands.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-94" type="surname" value="EDMONDS"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-94" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD EDMONDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police sergeant, D</hi> 8). On the morning of 18th Dec.</p>
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<p>I heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and saw the prisoner running—I stopped him in Burn Street; he threw something out of his right hand through a cellar flap, within a yard of where I stopped him; in fact, we were on one part of the cellar flap—I told Bowden to examine the cellar, and took the prisoner to the station—I found this brass rod (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and some price tickets lying a few yards from the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you find anything in Burn Street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; a crowd of prostitutes came up, and I told Bowden to keep them back, and take the light and examine; Burn Street is a den of prostitutes—the cellar flap comes out about a foot, there is an opening of six inches, and there was a watch lying there—I remained there until there were sufficient men to keep the prostitutes back—one of the policemen said, "I see watches."</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-95" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT TATTERSALL</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> These watches are mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-177-verdict-1" 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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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 143). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Middlesex Sessions, Sept., 1853; Benjamin Brock, Convicted of stealing a watch and money from the person, having then been before convicted; Sentenced to four years penal servitude"</hi>)—I was present, and had him in custody—the prisoner is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. **—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN POWELL</hi> (30)</persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted, with
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH CLARKSON</hi> (42)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS GRIFFITH</hi> (44)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18580104-179-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, for unlawfully receiving 2 pieces of damask, knowing the same to have been obtained by false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580104-179-offence-1 t18580104-name-101"/>James Shoolbred</persName> and others: to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">POWELL</hi>
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<interp inst="t18580104-179-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-179-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-102" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SHOOLBRED</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Shoolbred and Co., of Tottenham Court Road; Major Martin, of Upton-upon-Severn, Worcester
<lb/>shire, is a customer of ours. On 24th Nov. last I received this letter, purporting to come from him (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "King Street, St. James's, 24th Nov., 1857. Major Martin bought of Messrs. Shoolbred some damask a short time ago, the colour green, with a lace pattern; as it is all used he cannot send a pattern, but will thank Messrs. Shoolbred to select the nearest. Major Martin paid 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per yard for the last piece.")—in compliance with that order I caused to be sent two pieces of damask, directed to Major Martin—I afterwards saw those two pieces at Mr. Lawley's, the pawn
<lb/>broker's, in South Street, Manchester Square, on 30th Nov.—I also saw the prisoner Clarkson there—he came into the room, and Mr. Jones, the pawn
<lb/>broker's assistant, said that he had pawned the goods—he said no, he had not pawned them for himself, but for a friend of his named Powell—I sent the invoice of the goods by post to Major Martin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-103" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-103" type="given" value="MAJOR JOSEPH JOHN"/>MAJOR JOSEPH JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi>. This letter is not my writing, or written by my authority—I know nothing at all about it—I reside at Ham Court, Upton-on-Severn; I have also a residence in King Street, St. James's—I received this invoice by post—I know nothing of the circumstance—I had bought some damask at Shoolbreds', two or three months before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-104" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KENT</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. Shoolbred. On 24th Nov. I looked out these two pieces of damask—I afterwards saw them at Mr. Lawley's; they had then been taken off the boards on which they had been rolled.</p>
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<persName id="t18580104-name-105" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-105" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY BIGGS</persName> </hi>. I am a packer, in the employ of Messrs. Shool
<lb/>bred. On 24th Nov. I received the two pieces of damask to be packed up—theywere packed up in brown paper, and directed to "Major Martin, Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire, to be sent to the cloak room at the Euston station, by 5 o'clock"—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a portion of the paper in which they were wrapped—I find here the words, "by 5 o'clock"—the other part was written on another sheet—I saw this paper at Mr. Lawler's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-106" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP HINTON</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, in the employ of Messrs. Shoolbred. On 24th Nov. I took a parcel to the cloak room at the Euston Square station, addressed to Major Martin, Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire—I left it there, between 4 and 5 o'clock, in charge of the man there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-107" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the Euston Square station. On 29th Nov. I delivered a parcel, addressed to Major Martin, to a person who came to the cloak room, between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening—to the best of my knowledge, Griffith is the man I gave it to.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any one to assist you in your duties?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, one man; he was not present—a great many persons come for parcels—it was about three days after that I saw Griffith again; that was at Bow Street—I do not know that I ever saw him before, I am not certain—I thought I knew him directly I saw his face—I told Inspector Ckeckley and Mr. Shoolbred that I believed he was the man I gave the parcel to—Mr. Checkley came and asked me about it—I do not know that he said he had got the man; he said they had got some men in custody, and wanted me to come and look at them—I do not think that Checkley pointed him out to me before I said he was the man; I could not swear he did not—hewas standing in the dock with two others—no one called my attention to him in particular; I recognised him the moment I saw him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Lawky, a pawnbroker in South Street, Manchester Square. On 25th Nov. this damask was brought to our place by Clarkson and Powell—6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was asked on it—I sent for an opinion, and offered them 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—they took it—Clarkson look the money—it was pawned in the name of Thomas Charles Wardy—when they were going away I spoke to Mr. Powell about something that was out of time, and he said to Clarkson, "Joe, lend me a sovereign," and he brought the parcel out—thatwas some collars and lace, or something of that kind—on Monday the 30th, Clarkson came to the shop again—Mr. Shoolbred and Inspector Checkley were there at the time, in consequence of our having given infor
<lb/>mation that the damask was pledged with us—Clarkson came to stop the ticket of the damask, having lost the one that had been given him—he was taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he not say that he had been employed by Powell to pawn it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not hear that; there was a conversation, but I did not pay attention to it—he was quite a stranger to me until he came with Powell—I had known Powell for some time—he did not pledge in the name, of Wardy—I always knew him by his right name, his family name—his family always used to pledge—I do not know that I ever took anything of him personally; I only knew the family.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HERRING</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Lawley. On 25th Nov. Clarkson and Powell brought some damask—this is a piece of it—I believe this to be a piece of the paper in which it was wrapped—I made out the ticket and gave it to Clarkson, and the money also—I heard Powell say to Clarkson, "Joe, will you lend me a soverign?" and Clarkton gave him a</p>
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<p>sovereign out of the money I had given him—Clarkson called again on the 30th, and said he had lost the ticket and wished to make an affidavit—he was then given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-110" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHAPPELL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Attenborough, a pawnbroker, Newington Causeway. On 25th Nov., about midday, two men came to our shop and offered two pieces of damask in pledge, I think, for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I offered them 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which they refused—I believe Clarkson to be one of the men, but I am not positive—I believe this to be the same damask that was brought to me—I stated at Bow Street that it was on boards, but I do not think it was, from what Mr. Jones has told me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You knew Clarkson, did you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had seen him before—I did not know him by name, only by sight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-111" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-111" type="given" value="JAMES RICHARD"/>JAMES RICHARD TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller, and live at Lime-house—Iam at present selling goods on my own account—I have known the three prisoners five or six months—I have generally seen them at the Bolt-in-Tun tap, Fleet Street—I generally called there, as being about the halfway house in going from Limehouse to Paddington; sometimes, perhaps, every day, and sometimes I might not call there for a week or a fortnight—I know several, persons that call there, not any one in particular—Mr. Collier keeps the house—I have known him from six to nine months, by going in there—on 25th Nov. I saw Clarkson and Griffith there—Clarkson was in the bar, and Griffith was standing at the bar—there is a little room up stairs that holds about six, which they generally went into—they were not in that room when I saw them that morning—Griffith had two bundles wrapped up in paper—Clarksonasked him if it was ready? he said, "Yes; the cab is waiting at the top"—Clarkson said, "You had better have half a pint of porter"—he put the two bundles down while he drank the porter; he then put one under his arm and one on his shoulder, and they went along the passage into Fleet Street together—each of the parcels was about the size of this piece of damask—this was about 11 o'clock in the morning—Griffith returned about 4 o'clock in the afternoon—they generally used to be in front of the bar, in the way of betting: when they have been up stairs they have generally been writing—I cannot tell what they wrote: they generally used to have note paper—I have myself taken three letters to the post office—I think one was wafered and the others sealed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was Clarkson lodging in the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was, since he came from Reading, which was seven or ten days before this—the room I speak of was not kept exclusively for them, any one could go into it; but it will not hold above six.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever see anybody in the room when they were there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> None but their own friends.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-112" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD CHECKLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, E</hi>). On 30th Nov., I went with Mr. Shoolbred to Mr. Lawley's—I there saw Clarkson in the shop—I went out to him from the room I was in, and said, "Step in here"—the damasks were then lying open on the table; and, pointing to them, I said to Clark
<lb/>son, "You pledged them?"—he said, "I did"—I said, "I am an Inspector of police, they have been stolen from Shoolbreds', and unless you account for the possession of them, I shall take you into custody"—he hesitated a few moments, and then said, "A man named Powell, who I met in the street, gave them to me to pledge"—not being satisfied with that answer, I took him into custody—on the way to the station, he said, "If you go to Mr. Collier, the landlord of the Bolt-in-Tun tap, Fleet Street, he will tell you</p>
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<p>that a man named Griffiths gave them to me to pledge in front of the bar, at 12 o'clock at night on 8th Dec."—I afterwards apprehended Griffiths in Chiswell Street, on 12th Dec.—I said to him, "Griffiths, I wank you for stealing damasks from Shoolbreds'; you took them from the Bolt-in-Tun tap"—heanswered, "I took them, but for Clarkson"—I said, "Clarkeon!"—hesaid, "Yes, Powell was not present"—I had not mentioned Powell's name—I have seen the three prisoners together—when first Clarkson was taken into custody, Mr. Shoolbred said, "I think we will take him down to Mr. Chamberlain's office;" and I think Clarkson remarked, "Oh, I kmew Mr. Chamberlain"—we went there, and I heard Mr. Chamberlain say to him, "I do not know you"—but I did not take much notice of what passed.</p>
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<persName id="t18580104-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-113" type="surname" value="SHOOLBRED"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-113" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SHOOLBRED</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> Mr. Chamberlain is my solicitor—we took Clarkson there—Mr. Chamberlain was not then presentent—Clarkson said, "Oh, Mr. Chamberlain knows me well; I was a witness in Mrs. Salmon's case—he knows I am a respectable man"—Mr. Chamberlain soon after came in, and did not appear to recognise him at all—he said, "You must remem
<lb/>ber me, Mr. Chamberlain, I was a witness in Mrs. Salmon's case"—he said, "If you were a witness in that case, they were all a very bad lot."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Griffiths's statement before the Magistrate was read, as follows:</hi> "On the day mentioned I was employed by Mr. Powell here, to take these goods with Mr. Clarkson, which I did; and when we got into the Blackfriars Road we took a cab, Powell, Clarkson, and myself; I rode outside and they inside; we went to a pawnbroker's in the Newington Causeway; I took the goods in, and Clarkson asked 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them; he bid 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and Clarksen said, "That won't do," and he told Powell; and Powell said, "That won't do;" Powell was outside; we then took the cab, I riding outside, and they went, as they said, to Mr. Marden's in the Minories; I stayed in the cab for them, in the Minories, till they came back, and they went in the cab again, I being outside; and at Barbican I left them, and did not see them any more, and do not know where they went to."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-114" type="surname" value="POWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-114" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN POWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). The way in which the two other pri
<lb/>soners acted with me was as follows: Clarkson was employed as an agent; he was asked if he could dispose of the goods; he said that he could, and took them away, not knowing how they were come by; he proceeded to the Dover Road, where he could not get sufficient, and a message was sent to me to that effect, and, through the messenger, I sent him a message not to dis
<lb/>pose of them; I then accompanied him to the Minories; I do not know the name of the person we saw there, but the Inspector knows; he refused to purchase them, saying that they were of no use; it was by me and another person that he was instructed to dispose of them; I was present when he re
<lb/>ceived his instructions, and joined therein; I became acquainted with Clarkson just before 24th Nov.; he was living at the Bolt-in-Tun, Fleet Street; neither he or I had any private room in that establishment for our exclusive use; I know nothing of Griffiths, except his being a customer at the house, and saying "Good morning," and so on, and he was occasionally employed to carry their parcels; I know that they were both paid, and I am positive that Griffiths received 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for his day's work in carrying the parcels about; I went with Clarkson to pawn the damask at Mr. Lawless; the money was given to him, and the goods pledged by him; there was no reason why I did not pledge them, but virtually they were in his possession; he took them away in the morning, and that was the reason of his pledging them; I be
<lb/>lieve the whole of the money was handed to me shortly after we left Lawley's;</p>
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<p>neither Clarkson nor Griffiths had anything to do in conjunction with me in obtaining these goods from Messrs. Shoolbreds.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLARKSON</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">GRIFFITHS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18580104-179-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-179-18580104 t18580104-179-punishment-21"/>Confined Twelve Months each</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">POWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18580104-179-punishment-22" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18580104-179-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-179-18580104 t18580104-179-punishment-22"/>Four Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH GALLOWAY</hi> (34)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18580104-180-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 1 clock and 1 clock key, value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580104-180-offence-1 t18580104-name-116"/>John Ingoldsby</persName> and another.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-117" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN INGOLDSBY</persName> </hi>. I am an upholsterer, of 4, Bishopsgate Street Without—Ihave a partner. On 24th Dec, near 4 o'clock, I saw this clock (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) safe in my warehouse—I missed it before 5 o'clock—it belongs to me and my partner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-119" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PIMM</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 51, Church Street, and am in the employ
<lb/>ment of my father, a marine store dealer—I pledged this clock with the last witness—I received it from the prisoner on Christmas eve—he brought it to me about 6 o'clock, and asked me 55
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it—I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I let him have 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of it, leaving 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. which he was to call for on the following day, and a detective officer came in search of him—I did not know the prisoner—he came the next day, and I paid him half a crown—he said that he bought the clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was not given into custody till last Wednesday night, five days afterwards.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I think it was the 26th—I was taken into custody first, till I could identify the man I bought it of.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-120" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WATKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I took Pimm in custody, and in conse
<lb/>quence of what he said I went to No. 51, Church Street, Shoreditch, and after waiting there an hour saw the prisoner pass the door—I asked him if his name was Galloway; he said, "Yes"—I told him I should take him in custody for stealing a clock—he said that he knew nothing about a clock, that it was a time piece I meant, and that he had bought it of a Jew in the lane for 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—while I was searching him, I saw him pull his hand out of his pocket and put it in the leg of his trousers; I shook his trousers, and this key (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) fell out—it fits the clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I told him that I had sold the clock, and therefore it was of no use my secreting the key; I said that I would keep the key till Pimm paid me the balance; I bought the clock, in Petticoat Lane, of a man named Cohen, for 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I saw Pimm standing at his door and asked him to purchase it; he did so, and then he could only pay me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and told me to call next morning; I called several times for the balance, and on Tuesday night when I called I was given into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-121" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN INGOLDSBY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The clock was about three yards inside the warehouse—there was nobody in the warehouse at that time, so that whoever stole it, had been keeping an eye on the place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-180-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Alfred Reed, policeman, stated that the prisoner had been in his custody and was sentenced to six weeks for unlawful possession of goods, having previously had three months for stealing silk; the prisoner denied being the person, and on the following day called Thomas Turner, of Church Street, Shoreditch, and Peter Jones, who gave him a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIPS</hi>; and</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS, JUN</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. ATKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-125" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-125" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ALLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 263). I produce a certified copy of a conviction—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "At this Court, Jan., 1856, John Williams was convicted of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin; Confined six months"</hi>)—I was present, and took the prisoner into custody—he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-126" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi>. I keep a public house. On 2d Dec., I was in my bar, about 8 o'clock in the morning; the prisoner came in for a glass of old ale—he tendered me a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece; I gave him 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he left—Ithen examined the crown, and put it in a drawer, and forgot all about it till night—I locked the drawer, and kept the key—I opened the drawer at various times in the day, but I never notioed the crown piece—I looked at the crown when the prisoner came again with another man, about 5 o'clock in the evening, and tendered a bad half crown—I examined the half crown, and found it was bad—either one or the other of them then put down a good half crown—when the prisoner tendered the bad half crown, I said, "Wait a bit, I have something to correspond with this"—I fetched the crown, and it was something similar—it was a bad one as well—the prisoner said, "I did not know it was bad"—before I showed the crown, I had taken up the good half crown, but had not given him the change—as soon as I said, "This is not good," the prisoner's companion said, "I am off, I have nothing to do with this," or, "This is nothing to me," and he went away immedi
<lb/>ately—hewas off before I was round the counter—I gave the prisoner into custody—I gave the bad crown, and the half crown to the officer—I am certain I had no other crown in that drawer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You brought out a bag of silver, and put it on the bar before me, and you took the crown out of the other silver.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, I did not; I showed you the crown, and I took the bag to show you that I had no other crown—the crown had never been in the bag—I do not recollect that I showed the half crown to a gentleman, to look if it was good—there was a person standing by me—I did show it to some one; I believe I showed him the crown, but I did not take it out of the bag—I took the bag of silver out of another compartment, and I took the bag back, and put it in another com
<lb/>partment—Isaid on the first and on the second examination, that the crown piece was put in the drawer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-127" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—I have a key of the drawer, in which my husband keeps his money—I was not there at the time this counterfeit money was put into the drawer—I did not touch the money at all—I had not teen to the drawer the whole day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, C</hi> 5). I took the prisoner into cus
<lb/>tody, and received this bad 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece and half crown—on the way to the station, the prisoner said it was through drink that he passed the money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-129" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—these are both counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> I went into this man's house about half past 7 o'clock; I gave him a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece of Queen Victoria; I went in the evening and gave him a half crown; he said it was bad; he brought out a bag, and took a crown out of the bag; he had a friend standing there, who said, "Allow me to look at it;" and he said the half crown was bad; he then said, "You gave me a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece this morning, I must see if that is bad," and then he brought out the bag, and took out a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece; I said, "That is not the one I gave you;" I am sure the one I gave was a good one; he went, and I went with him, to a cigar shop, he said he wanted a constable; he went back to his shop again, and I stopped three or four minutes while he went to put his coat and hat on.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I did not go with him to a cigar shop—Itold them to detain him while I went out—he was not left while I went to get my coat and hat—I left persons to mind him—he had been in my house frequently before—I tried the half crown in the detector—I did not try the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. ATKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-134" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE PAYNE</persName> </hi>. My father keeps a beer shop in Gray's Inn Road, and I serve there. Robert Durrant came to our house on 22d Dec., between 4 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon, for a glass of ale—he gave me a shilling—I gave it to my father, and asked for change—a man came in and spoke to my father, and I put the shilling into the till where I had no other shillings; I put it amongst the coppers—I saw my father take it from there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-135" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I am father of the last witness. On 22d Dec. I was at the bar, in the afternoon—I saw my daughter serve Robert Durrant, and he threw down a shilling—I went to look for it, and it was thrown in among the coppers—my daughter was standing by me at the time—I took out the only shilling that was amongst the coppers—I gave it to Little, and Robert Durrant was detained.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 50). I was in Bagnigge Wells Road in plain clothes, on 22d Dec.—I saw the two prisoners, and I called the attention of the last witness to them—I first saw Mary Ann Dnrrant smile, and beckon with her hand as a sign to Robert Durrant to keep back—Robert Durrant was standing at the corner of Swinton Street; Mary Ann Durrant went and joined him there, and I saw Robert Durrant take from his pocket a
<hi rend="italic">porte-monnaie</hi>, and take something out and pass it to Mary Ann Durrant—she went to the corner of Acton Street, and Robert Durrant went into Mr. Williams' shop—I saw him come out of the shop, and the prisoners joined each other, and walked up Acton Street into Gray's Inn Road—I followed them from the tobacconist's to Mr. Payne's—Robert went into Mr. Payne's, and Mary Ann sat down on a step—I directed Little to go in and see what money Robert passed, while I kept sight of Mary Ann—I had told Little to make a sign to me if the money was bad—he made the sign, and I took Mary Ann into custody—I told her I should take her for passing bad money; she said she knew nothing about it—I saw her putting her hand under her shawl, I said, "What is it?"—I lifted up her shawl, and a paper dropped, which I took, and it contained this bad shilling which was passed at Mr. Williams' shop, the one that Partington had bent—she had a pocket handkerchief which I took from her hand, and there was something in one eornor—I said, "What is this?" she said, "Four sixpences, sir"—I took the other corner and found this bad shilling tied in it—I then saw that Robert Durrant was beginning to be very violent with Little—I went and said, "l am a police
<lb/>man;" he then said he would go with me, but soon afterwards he seized me by the throat, and began kicking me, and treated me very violently indeed—whenat the station,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARY ANN DURRANT</hi> gave me 11 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of her pocket—Robert Durrant said he did not know the woman, and when she was brought in we asked her if she knew the man; she said, yes, he was her husband—shewould have given her address, but he told her not to do it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are all bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Mary Ann Durrant's Defence.</hi> They were given to me by my husband.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN DURRANT</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES RIPPINGALE</hi> (50)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">T. ATKINSON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-140" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WICKHAM</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of David Wickham, a batcher; we live in High Street, Bow. On 11th Dec. the prisoner came for half a pound of beef steak—it came to 4
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece; I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he went away—my husband said the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece was a very bad one, and I wrapped it in a bit of paper and put it in my pocket—it was kept by itself—I saw the prisoner again on 17th Dec.—I am quite certain he is the man, I had seen him before—he came for half a pound of steak, I served him, and he offered me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece; I took it in the parlour, and my husband said that it was bad—I had not given the prisoner the change; I said it was a bad one, and I said, in the prisoner's hearing, "This is the man that gave me the other bad one"—the prisoner said he had no more, and he dropped a good sixpence out of a purse—the constable was sent for, and the prisoner was given into custody—I bent the last 2
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you going to give the prisoner change for the second florin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but my husband said it was bad—I knew the prisoner as the man who had passed the first bad florin, before my husband had called my attention to the second florin—before I cut him the steak I was confident that he was the man—I did not say anything to him before I cut the steak—I was first sure he was the man, before I cut the steak—I did not tell him so—I have been a great sufferer lately from bad money—I do not know that I had seen the prisoner between 10th and 17th Dec.—I knew him by going by.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-141" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HOLDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 427). I was called on 17th Dec, and the prisoner was given into my custody—I got these two florins and this sixpence from Mrs. Wickham.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-142" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins are bad, but not from the same mould—this sixpence is good.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know whether it was bad or good, and Mrs. Wickham said if I would give her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. she would not give me in charge; I told her I had no more but a sixpence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Jury not being able to agree, they were discharged without giving a verdict. The prisoner was subsequently charged before another Jury with the same offence, on which no evidence being offered, he was found</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN POWELL</hi> (26)</persName> were indicted for
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. ATKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-145" type="given" value="JOHN RICHARD"/>JOHN RICHARD SEWELL</persName> </hi>. I am the brother of Henry Sewell, a pork butcher, in Seymour Street. On Friday afternoon, 11th Dec, I was in my brother's shop; Smithers came in and asked my sister for a pound of pork chops, which she weighed, and Smithers gave her a half crown—my sister said, "I don't think it is good"—Smithers said, "Is not it? the way to try it is with your teeth"—my sister tried it with her teeth, and she said, "It is not good"—she handed it to me, and I looked at it and said, "No, it is a bad one"—I had a large knife, and I chopped the half crown twice and made two marks on it—I gave it to Smithers, and she said, "Put the pork chops by, I will call for them"—she then went out, and my sister told me to follow her—Idid so; she joined Powell, and they walked down Charles Street—they were speaking—they stopped in Clarendon Square—I saw Smithers go into Mrs. Blower's shop—Powell was outside, walking up and down—Smithers came out and went to Powell—I went into the shop, and received this half crown from Mrs. Blower—she marked it and gave it to me—I came out and saw the two prisoners in company—they went away together towards Weir's Passage—I saw a constable, and he and I went into Weir's Passage together—Ipointed both the prisoners out to him—he took Powell and I took Smithers—I gave him the half crown which I had received from Mrs. Blower—onthe way to the station, at the corner of Park Street—Powell had his hand behind him, and he had a bag, which he dropped—I picked it up and gave it to the constable—it was opened at the station, and I identified the half crown which I had chopped with the knife in the bag.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Powell. Q.</hi> Was it dark when Smithers came to your shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was dusk—it was half past 4 o'clock—the gas was not lighted in the shops, but it was in the street—you walked down Charles Street, and down to the Square—Isaw something pass between you in Clarendon Square—I saw Smithers go into a shop, and you waited on the opposite side of the road—it was before you came to Weir's Passage that the female went into Mrs. Blower's shop—you</p>
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<p>stopped before you got to Weir's Passage—what you dropped from under your coat was not a black pudding—I picked it up as soon as you dropped it—itwas a bag—I gave it to the policeman as soon as I picked it up—I gave it him in the street, not at the station—I saw the constable open it at the police station—it contained a quantity of bad money—I did not know the money was bad when it was opened—I tried the money with my teeth—there was 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I did not try the whole of it—the constable did not say to me that the female should find the half crown, I picked it out myself and showed it to the sergeant—the policeman did not make any remark to me at the station—the bag dropped in Pratt Street, about two yards from Clarendon Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long was it before yoa followed Smithers out of your shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About three minutes—she had not reached Powell when I came out of the shop door—she was going over to him—there was a gas light about 100 yards from my brother's shop—there was sufficient light for me to see the prisoners from where I stood—I followed them, and there were gas lights where they passed—I passed them while they were in conversation—I never lost sight of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-146" type="given" value="ELIZABETH MATILDA"/>ELIZABETH MATILDA BLOWER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Charles Blower, a confectioner, of Charlton Street. On 11th Dec. Smithers came; she asked for half an ounce of lozenges, they came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I served her—she offered me half a crown—I told her I thought it was bad—she said, "No, it is not"—Igave her change, and she went away—after that Sewell came in and said something to me—I had the half crown in my hand—I marked it and gave it to him—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Powell. Q.</hi> What time did Smithers come in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About half past 4 o'clock—when she left I stood in my shop, and Sewell came in immediately afterwards—he asked if it was a good half crown—I told him it was bad—nothingoccurred before that; there was not time—after Sewell left the shop I went up to the station—I did not go to my next door neighbour, Mr. Bishop, and ask if it was a good half crown—I positively swear I did nothing to the half crown—it was not out of my hand till I gave it to Sewell.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-147" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 404). I was on duty in Chapel Street, about half past three o'clock on 11th Dec.—I saw the two prisoners together walking on the pavement in the direction of Seymour Street—about an hour after that I saw Mr. Sewell; I went with him to Weir's Passage, and at the bottom of it I took Powell into custody—Mr. Sewell gave me this half crown, and brought Smithers to me—he said she had been in his brother in law's shop, in Seymour Street, and had offered a half crown, and also at Mrs. Blower's, in Charlton Street—Powell said, what did I take him for—I said, "For being in company with this woman passing bad money"—he said, "I don't know the woman"—she made no observation—as I was taking Powell along he put his hand in his trousers pocket, looked me in the face, and dropped a bag on the stones—Mr. Sewell picked it up, and gave it to me—it contained this money, which was so carefully done up that I could not replace it in the same way—there was tissue paper between each of them—I found in it twenty florins, eleven half crowns, fifteen shillings, and three 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. pieces—amongstthem was this half crown, that Mr. Sewell identified—it has been chopped by a large knife—2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on Smithers, which Mrs. Blower had given her in change for the half crown—on Powell was found 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., some snuff, a
<hi rend="italic">porte monnaie</hi> some Queen heads, a crochet collar, and some envelopes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Powell. Q.</hi> What were you before you were a policeman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A soldier—I</p>
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<p>was never in any trouble in my life—there were twelve screws in your pocket—I will swear there were not fifteen—I am not bearing false witness—Smithersmade no observation at the time she was taken—she was eating Mrs. Blower's lozenges—I would not say but the female might have said, that she knew nothing of the male prisoner; I rather think now that she did—at the Corner of Pratt Street and Clarendon Street, a railing projects a little, you pitched this bag on the slab—I suppose you thought it would have gone in the garden on the mould—on the way to the station you put your hand in your trousers pocket and to the back of your coat, and threw the black bag against the rails; and several times before I got there, I told you to keep your hand out of your pocket—after the charge I searched you, and the female searcher was sent for to search Smithers—I saw there was one piece that some one must have detected, as it was bent—this is it—the sergeant did not tell me to hold my noise, and say it was merely a matter of supposition—his name is Court, No. 5—he did say, "You suppose so"—I first saw Mr. Sewell within about ten yards of Mrs. Blower's house—he came running up to me, and said, "I want you"—I said, "What for?"—he said, "Here are two persons passing bad money"—he pointed you out to me; you were walking both together—in Weir's Passage there is not room for two persons to go together, and Smithers was on ahead—by the time I came to the court, you had got to the bottom—I caught you at the corner—I ran down the court, and Mr. Sewell came after me—Smithers went to the left—you just stopped when I got to you—I did not see you on the opposite side, you were on the same side as Mrs. Blower's shop is—I ran down the court—I saw you at the bottom, just before you turned the corner—you were walking—I saw you in the court—the court was dark—there is a lamp at the bottom—when I got to the bottom, I clapped my hand on you, and said, "I want you"—you said, "What for?"—I said, "For being concerned in passing bad money"—I swear positively you were not standing at the bottom of the passage, you were walking.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half crown that has been chopped, is a counter
<lb/>feit of George IV., 1819—all the coins in this bag are counterfeit—the three crowns are of George III., and are from one moulds—three of these half crowns are from the same mould—the one that was uttered is George IV., 1839—of these twenty florins, thirteen are from one mould, and seven from another—five of these shillings are from one mould, two from another, and six from another, and two separate ones—they were all done up in the usual way with bad coin, to keep them from rubbing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Powell's Defence.</hi> I think that as you have taken an oath to administer justice according to the evidence, you will require that that evidence be true; and after the answers which the witnesses have given to the questions I have asked, as Christians, you will say they are not worthy of belief; a witness should speak the truth, and nothing but the truth; if he says one thing one moment, and another another, no person who represents himself a Christian will believe him; I cannot quote from any book, but if I had a Bible, I would read an extract from it (
<hi rend="italic">A Bible was brought, and the prisoner read the 21st chapter of the Book of Kings, from the 7th to the 16th verse</hi>). Thus these policemen care not by what means they gain their ends; I could give instances where parties have been convicted on false evidence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-149" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CURRY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Curry, a carpenter, of No. 1, Church Way, St. Pancras. On Friday evening, 11th Dec., I saw Powell standing opposite our shop, against Mr. White's shutters—the policeman</p>
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<p>came down the court, and the female prisoner came down with the baby in her arms—I saw the policeman take Powell as he was standing against Mr. White's shutters—he was standing there five or ten minutes before the female was brought up—she came down the court, and the young man with her, not the policeman—the policeman was with Powell—I had seen him several times in my shop—I sell screws and old keys.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you first tell the prisoner this story?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have not seen the prisoner till I saw him now—I have not mentioned to any one that the female came down after the policeman—I received a paper yesterday to come here—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Powell.</hi> Mr. Bishop would have proved that I bought some screws of him to mend a table, which was broken at my place, and he promised that the sergeant would be here if he had anything against me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Powell received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—shegave me a half crown—I thought it was bad—I put it in the trier, it broke, and I said it was a bad one—she asked me to give it her back, and I would not—I gave her into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-152" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL CUNNINGHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 371). On 25th Nov., I took the prisoner—I received this counterfeit half crown from Mrs. Woodfield—I took the prisoner to Clerkenwell Police Court—she was remanded for a week and discharged—she gave the name of Jane Jones.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-153" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Williams, who keeps the Bell in Pitfield Street. On 2d Dec., the prisoner came and called for a glass of gin—Iserved her—she gave me a counterfeit half crown—I tried it with my teeth, and said, "This is a bad one"—my husband came in; I handed it over to him, and said, "Is this bad?"—he looked at the prisoner, and said, "You are the very party who gave me a bad half crown before, I believe"—shesaid, "I was never in your house before"—she was then given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-154" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Bell public house. On 2d Dec., my wife gave me a half crown—I looked at it, and it was bad—I turned and saw the prisoner—I said to her, "You are the woman that gave me a bad one last Friday"—she said, no, she had never been in the house before—I said, "You must wait while I send for a constable"—she said if I would go to the corner she would tell me where she got it—I said I would; but when the constable came, she said it was no matter where she got it—I gave it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-155" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MAYNARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 103). On Wednesday, 2d Dec., I was called into Mr. Williams's, and found the prisoner—I took her into custody—I had a counterfeit half crown given to me by Mr. Williams—I have another half crown which Mr. Williams fetched—he said this was the same woman who passed it on the Friday previous—the prisoner said nothing in my presence—at the station 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money was found on her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half crown, passed on 25th Nov., and this, passed on 2d Dec., are both counterfeits, and from the same mould—this other is a bad one also.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not know the money was bad; I never was in the house before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-187-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. ATKINSON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MARRIOTT</persName> </hi>. I live at North End, Fulham, and keep the Anchor and Hope beer shop. On 30th Nov., between 2 and 3 o'clock, the prisoner came, and asked for a pint of ale—it came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling; I did not like the look of it, I put it in the detector, and bent it very easily—Isaid, "Where did you get this? have you got another?"—he said, "Is it not a good one?"—I said, "No"—he gave me another shilling, which was good—I still retained possession of the bad one; he wanted me to return it, but I said, "No, when I take bad money I never give it back again"—I put it into a little cupboard in my bed room, and kept it there till I gave it to the officer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-159" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COTMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police sergeant, V</hi> 34). I went to the last witness's beer shop on 5th Dec., and he gave me this shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-160" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHEATLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at Parson's Green. On 4th Dec. I was in the George public house, between 7 and 8 o'clock in the evening—I saw the prisoner there—something was said to me—I saw the prisoner about a quarter of an hour afterwards, with a female, in Parson's Green Lane, where the Rose and Crown beer shop is—I went to that house—Iheard the prisoner say to the female, God strike him b—blind, he had had bad luck to-night, two pieces had been
<hi rend="italic">cracked up</hi> on him, and he said, "To make our
<hi rend="italic">cards</hi> better, you must give me some halfpence," and she told him out 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in halfpence—he said, "To
<hi rend="italic">work</hi> this
<hi rend="italic">dodge</hi> better, you must give me another penny, and you will send me home flying"—they went away—I did not see them any more till the policeman was with them—when I spoke to" him they were gone out of my sight—they went away together.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-161" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Rose and Crown, at Parson's Green. On 4th Dec. I saw the last witness, about half past 7 o'clock; he came in, and said something—soon afterwards the prisoner came in, and asked for a pint of half and half—it came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he offered me a bad shilling—I noticed it to be bad at once, and bent it with my teeth; I put it on the counter, and he took it up, and put it into his pocket, and said it was paid him in his wages—hegave me a good shilling, and I gave him change—I saw him again about ten minutes afterwards, in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-162" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHARMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 243). On 4th Dec., the witness Bentley called my attention to the prisoner and a female; they were together at Parson's Green, near the pond—I took the prisoner, and asked him if he had got any bad money; he said, "No, you may search me"—I found on him one counterfeit shilling, a good half crown, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—I took him back to the Rose and Crown, and asked Mr. Lewis if this man had been passing bad money; he said he had passed a bad shilling to him, he laid it on the counter, and the prisoner took it up—I took the prisoner to the George, something was told me, and I took the prisoner by the throat; he appeared to be swallowing something.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-163" type="surname" value="REED"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-163" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES REED</persName> </hi>. I am horse keeper at the George. I was there when the constable brought the prisoner in—he kept shuffling his tongue about; and as they kept asking him questions, I saw two shillings in his mouth—I told the landlord, and he told the constable, who seized him by the throat—the prisoner put his hand to his mouth, and put his hand back directly—the landlord asked him if he chewed anything else beside tobacco.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-164" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was playing at skittles the whole afternoon, and what money I had I cannot tell; I received money and paid money; the</p>
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<p>shilling I gave the landlord he told me was bad, I gave him another, and he appeared very well satisfied; I put the shilling into my left hand waistcoat pocket; I was taken by the policeman; he asked if I had anything on me, I said, "No;" he found this shilling on me; I told him I believed it was a shilling which had been returned to me as bad; as to 30th Nov., it is a mistake; I was in employ at the time; I am a hardworking man, with a wife and four small children.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-188-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SWEENEY</hi> (56)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. ATKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-166" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-166" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-166" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 81). I was present when the prisoner was before the Magistrate—Mr. Page was examined—his deposition was read in the prisoner's presence, and he had the opportunity of examining the witness—thisis the Magistrate's signature—I saw Mr. Page this morning; he is ill in bed, and not able to attend.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Deposition read:</hi> "Edward Arthur Page on his oath saith as follows:—'Iam assistant to Mr. Edwards, a surgeon, at No. 182, Brick Lane, Spital
<lb/>fields. On Monday evening, 7th Dec. last, at about half past 6 o'clock, the prisoner came into our shop, and asked for one ounce of salts, which came to one penny—I served him, and he put down on our day book on the counter a shilling to pay the penny—I took up the shilling, and put it between my teeth and bent it, and then found it was a bad one—I told him so, and asked how many more he had like that about him—he affected to be very indig
<lb/>nant at my question, and said, "None at all"—I asked him where he came from; he answered, "I had it from Petticoat Lane, in change for a waist
<lb/>coat"—uponthat I closed the door, and sent for a policeman, and 81
<hi rend="italic">H</hi> came, and I gave the prisoner into his custody, and at the same time handed to the officer the bad shilling the prisoner gave me—it is now produced—the officer searched him, and took from him the other bad shilling produced.")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-167" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARRIS</persName> </hi>. The prisoner was given into my custody—I searched him at Mr. Edwards' shop—I got a bad shilling from Mr. Page—I found a bad shilling in the prisoner's right hand trousers pocket—these are them—ingoing to the station, I asked him where he got those shillings; he said there was a man outside the door who gave him them to pass, and now he must suffer for others—he had 1 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never mentioned about a man outside the door; I had a drop of drink in me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He had been drinking, but was not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-168" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-168" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-189-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Baron
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARTIN</hi>; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLES</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUMPHREY</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY MUGGERIDGE</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALE</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Christian Sattler, tried this day, see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT ADOLPHUS ARMSTRONG</hi> (21)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-170" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-170" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RAMSAY</persName> </hi>. I am a boot and shoe maker, at Milton, near Gravesend; I was formerly parish clerk of St. James, Gravesend. I produce a certificate from the register of marriages there—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "22d Sept., 1855; Albert Adolph Armstrong, bachelor, of Gravesend and Catharine Jane Seaton, married by licence by me, John Joynes")—This is a true copy—I was present—the prisoner is the same person who was married—I knew his wife—Isaw her three times since her marriage; I saw her about a fortnight ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Am I to understand that you speak positively to this young man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-171" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-171" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>. I know the prisoner—I knew him in July, 1857, under the name of Captain Adolphus Montrose—I was married to him in July, 1857, at St. James's, Holloway.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where are you living now?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Grosvenor Place, near Russell Square—I am living entirely alone—I saw Mr. Sidney yesterday—he was here with me—he is the gentleman under whose protection I had been living—I am twenty-seven years of age—boy as the prisoner is, he has too many wives—I first met him in the road, I got into conversation with him—he asked me if my name was Armstrong, I said, "No, sir"—our acquaintance dated from that period—I did not take him to my house that day—he called the next day, not by my invitation—I did not give him my address—he saw where I went to, he was walking the same road, and he called on me the next day—I had not my four children there, two of them were away—Mr. Sidney called on me yesterday, and he was there the day before, he has been there very frequently on this business—it was not under his advice that I gave the prisoner in charge—I am not taking his advice, but he came to me—I always allow him to come to visit his children, two of them are living with me—he did not know I was going to be married to the prisoner, he was on the Continent at the time—I had not exactly had a quarrel with him, we were not very good friends, but I had no quarrel—I married the prisoner without the knowledge of the father of my children—it was my full intention to do so—the prisoner never came home to me before our marriage—he did afterwards—he has slept in the house two nights running—I could not tell how often he slept in the house after the marriage—hedid not live away—he might have slept away more often than he slept at my house—while I was living at that house I had two or three solicitors call on business.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the prisoner tell you he married in contradiction to the wishes of his guardian?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He told me if I kept the secret three or four years he should be in possession of 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—he interested himself in providing for my children—he went two or three times to the Court of Queen's Bench with me—I have examined this copy of the register with the book (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>), "St. James' Church, Holloway, 7th July, 1857, Albert Adolphus Montrose, of full age, gentleman, and Elizabeth Chambers were married in this church by banns by me, J. K. Holden."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> By what name did you pass after you married the prisoner?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the name of Sidney—it was his particular desire that I should still keep the same name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-190-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18580104-190-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-190-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-190-18580104 t18580104-190-punishment-33"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT M'EACHERN</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18580104-191-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18580104-191-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Unlawfully assaulting
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580104-191-offence-1 t18580104-name-173"/>John William Norris</persName>, on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580104-191-offence-1 t18580104-cd-1"/>5th August</rs>, on the high seas.—2d
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, for a like offence on
<rs id="t18580104-cd-2" type="crimeDate">
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580104-191-offence-1 t18580104-cd-2"/>30th October</rs>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-174" type="surname" value="WITH"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-174" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW WITH</persName> </hi>. I was carpenter on board the
<hi rend="italic">Heather Bell</hi>, from London to Barbadoes. The prisoner was captain of it—John William Norris was an apprentice on board—the vessel started on 1st of August, and up to the fith day the boy conducted himself very well—it was his first voyage to sea—he was about fifteen, and a tall boy of his age—on the fifth day we were in the Channel—the captain accused the boy of being stupid, and that he would not look after what he told him, and he took him by the arm and beat him with the rope's end—he struck him with a three inch rope, and struck him with his hand as well—the boy had not done anything to require a punishment of that sort—when a boy goes on board a ship it takes some time to learn—this boy was willing to learn—after this the captain struck him several times with his hand on the passage out—on the return voyage, on the evening of 30th Oct., I saw the captain take him by the throat, and knock his head against the rails of the mainmast—it was so dark, I could not distinguish his features—it was not blowing hard at that time—the captain did not do anything more then—the boy showed me the marks afterwards, in about ten minutes—I saw the blue marks on the side of his neck, they appeared to have been caused by the hand—I could not see how many marks there were—theboy did not look very bad at that time—he said he did not know what he should do—about 1 o'clock in the morning I was sent to reef the fore tops—Ibelieve the lad was in the fore top—I did not see him fall—he did fall—Idid not see him in the water—I heard him sing out for help—the captain and the black boy were on deck—as soon as we came down the ship was put about—there was a life buoy on board—there was no order to cast it over board, nor to put the boathook out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear the captain ask Fordham for a knife.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I am a Dane, I cannot tell whether two ropes were thrown over to the boy, I did not see it—I could not see what was done on board while I was aloft—I did not bear the cook warn the boy not to walk on the heel of the top mast—we went to Barbadoes and dis
<lb/>charged our cargo there—I did not make any complaint at Barbadoes—I was not going to make a complaint—the boy might have been better treated—I made a complaint against the captain for smuggling—I was not examined—Inever threatened the captain on the voyage—I did not threaten because there was not a light—I did not say I would take him up—I did not grumble at being called up one night to help—I never did complain—I was paid my wages regularly by the captain—we lost one of our crew, whether he deserted or not we could not tell.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-175" type="surname" value="STURNAH"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-175" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STURNAH</persName> </hi>. I was an ordinary seaman on board the
<hi rend="italic">Heather Bell</hi>—Iremember Norris being in the vessel—after we had been at sea five days I saw the captain rope's end him—I did not see any cause for it—he seemed a sharp clever boy, and willing to do what was ordered—the captain was always at him all the passage out—on the night he fell overboard I was at the wheel, and I saw the captain take hold of him by the throat, and with his other hand he was striking him in the face till he was blue in the face—Isaw him strike him three times—a few hours afterwards he fell overboard—Ido not know whether he fell—I do not know how it happened.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you on the forecastle yard?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not hear the cook warn the boy not to walk on the heel of the topmast—I made a complaint against the captain for smuggling—I had nothing to do with it; but I thought it was not right—I have heard nothing more of that; I do not know the name of the man that I complained to—I went to the Thames Police Office with the carpenter and two able seamen—it was for changing some rum for a sack of potatoes in coming up the Channel—incoming home four of us made a complaint about that—I said nothing but what I knew—my foot was bad during the voyage—it was poulticed, and I was laid up—the captain said to me that I was skulking from my work, but he did not stop my wages for it—there was 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a piece extra given to us—thecaptain had to work as hard as any man during the voyage home—we were a hand short, and when the boy was lost we were two hands short—I believe the captain's hands were sore through hard work.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-176" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-176" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I was steward on board the
<hi rend="italic">Heather Bell</hi>—I saw nothing in going out; but in coming home I saw the captain illtreat Norris—heseized him by the throat with his left hand, and beat him about the face with his right, and put the watch tackle round his neck—I saw the boy afterwards; he did not show me his neck the same night—I was going up to reef sails when the boy went overboard—I saw the boy fall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What do you say the captain did?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He seized the boy by the throat, and knocked him about the face; he put the watch tackle round his neck and twisted it till the boy was black and blue in the face; his eyes became fixed, and his tongue projected—I was at that time close to the ship's head—the captain did it full in my face—I was complained of by the captain for getting drunk—he did not complain that I was so drunk I could not speak: he said, "Steward. I have seen you in liquor before; mind I don't see you so again"—he did not charge me with taking a little rum out of his cabin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he not put some tartar emetic in the rum, and were you not ill?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was ill with drinking rum; but not the captain's mixture—when I was ill and sick from having taken the rum the captain did point to the bottle and say, "That is my universal medicine"—I believe I was charged twice with being drunk—I did not complain about the smuggling—I was at Barbadoes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES STURNAH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you make the complaint about the smuggling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When we came on shore—we did not make any complaint about the boy till we saw the boy's parents—we were told to make this complaint when we came on shore—we did not make any till after the other had failed.
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-177" type="surname" value="BARKER"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-177" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARKER</persName> </hi>. I was mate of the vessel—I was on the voyage when this matter happened—I never saw any conduct of the captain towards that boy to do him any injury—the boy was dull, and wanted sharpening—there was nothing beyond the ordinary correction which always takes place at sea—I was next in command to the captain—if any complaints had been made I should have heard of them—there was nothing but what I saw or heard of—itwas a small vessel; there were eleven men altogether—I never heard of the captain putting a rope round the boy's neck so that his tongue dropped out—I recollect the time when the boy was overboard—the captain was on the helm—the captain threw the rope, and, I think, the maintop as well—therewas coming on a very heavy gale when the cook sung out that the boy was overboard—they all got down and wore the ship round—everything was done, except getting the boats out, and that we could not do, as they were on board and lashed together—that was the usual way—that vessel would not</p>
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<p>allow a boat to be carried in any other way—there was no pretence for saying that the boy was in such bad sprits that he was determined to drown himself—therewas not a three inch rope on board.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the largest rope?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two inches and a half—I was on board on the fifth day alter the boy was on board—I did not see the boy rope's ended—I was in different parts of the ship—it is not unusual to give a boy the rope's end on the fifth day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-178" type="surname" value="FORDER"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-178" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN FORDER</persName> </hi>. I am apprentice to the prisoner; I have served six months—I had been to sea before—I was on board the
<hi rend="italic">Heather Bell</hi>—I knew Norris; I was apprentice with him—I was very much his companion—I never saw the captain do anything wrong to that boy—I have seen him give him a touch of the rope's end the same as he has me—I am not the worse for it—I will sail again with the captain, if he gives me the choice—whenthe boy was on board he got better—the captain shook him, sometimes—Inever saw him do. anything cruel to him no more than I have had myself—Inever heard of the rope being put round his neck and his tongue hanging out—I do not believe it—I saw him every day, and had opportunity of speaking to him—I remember his going overboard—I saw him when he was in the water—I heard the cook warn him—he said, "You stupid chap, don't go in front of the top mast"—I cut the life buoy by order of the captain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Cooper here withdrew from the prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580104-191-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-191-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY ROWLEY</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18580104-192-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/> for embezzlement.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GIFFARD</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-180" type="surname" value="CROSSLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-180" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>NATHANIEL CROSSLAND</persName> </hi>. I reside at Dalston, and am Secretary to the Finsbury Freehold Land Society. Mr. John Moore is one of the trustees of that society—the prisoner was cashier—his duties were to receive the money, to answer any inquiries, and keep the account of all moneys received by him in a daily cash book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-181" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WOOLF</persName> </hi>. I produce the Rules of the Finsbury Freehold Land Society—itis enrolled.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-182" type="surname" value="CROSSLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-182" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>NATHANIEL CROSSLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">continued</hi>). "This book is the prisoner's writing, in which he was to enter the sums received—it is called the subscriber's cash book—I do not find any entry on 12th March of 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Wright; 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Johnson, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Fisher, or 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Smee—theonly entry on that day is to the name of Grey, 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this other book is called the ledger—we had a secretary whose duty it was to keep this ledger—theprisoner took to keeping it some time ago, in consequence of the absence of the secretary, who was going through the Insolvent Court—the prisoner kept the whole of the books—in this ledger, on 12th March, there is the name of Thomas Wright, 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. referring to folio 108 in the cash book—there is no entry in folio 108 of the cash book of this receipt—in Mr. Johnson's account, I find an entry of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the ledger on 10th Aug., and referring to folio 132 in the cash book, and this appears to have been received—in Mr. Fisher's account here is 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to his credit on the 12th March, referring to folio 108, and there is no entry of that in the cash book—in Mr. Smee's account here is 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to his credit in the ledger on 12th March, referring to folio 108 in the cash book, and there is no entry of it in the cash book.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PHILLIPS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many cash books did you keep?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two: and there was a rough cash book the prisoner used to keep—this is it—it is the prisoner's writing—during the time the prisoner was in the employ of the society, the whole of the books were locked up from him, except this</p>
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<p>rough book, during the whole of the time an inquiry was going on—I suppose it was about the month of July—all the books were locked up from the pri
<lb/>soner, except this rough day book—I do not know that the prisoner was taken into custody—he was summoned to appear at the Police Court—the prisoner had access to the whole of the books after the accountant had made his report—accordingto the books, these moneys could not have found their way to the hands of the bankers, I do not know any other way; they might be paid in instead of other moneys—the prisoner had the control of the whole of the books, the daily cash book, the general cash book, the journal and the ledgers—Ithink there were four ledgers—there was very little business transacted at our place—there was only the secretary and the prisoner who were cashiers—Iam one of the directors—I had nothing to do with the books—I have always considered that the secretary ought to have had to do with the keeping of the books—he went through the Insolvent Court, I think in August, that was the time the books were in the hands of the accountant—they were going through the books; the secretary could not do so, his duty being in the Insolvent Court—I never heard of any dissatisfaction being expressed with his conduct—I considered him an intelligent and a very efficient man—I cannot say why he did not return to his duty after he came out of the Insol
<lb/>vent Court—I cannot say whether there is any amount of salary now due to the prisoner, according to his own account there is, but according to our account he has been overpaid—I think in a letter that he sent he claimed 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—there were various sums of money paid to him on account of members, from the time of the investigation till he was taken into custody—he had been paid his salary—the last amount was a cheque for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—previous to that he was in the habit of receiving his money monthly—here is in the minute book, in which the entry was made at the time by my orders, on 13th Oct., 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I wrote the cheque for it—the payments previous to that were on 11th February, 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and on 12th May, 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; and on 4th August, 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I find nothing after August till I come to the 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in Oct.—I can undertake to swear that there is not upwards of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. due to the prisoner—I cannot say that there is not more than 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he received his salary monthly for some con
<lb/>siderable time; on no particular day of the month, he was paid irregularly—whenthe Board met, it was usual to put in a claim—there were only cheques signed when the Board met—he was not allowed to take money previous to the Board meeting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean that he did not take money, and account when the Board met?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To my knowledge he had not such authority—I cannot swear that that did not occur; I was not at the Board every meeting—the prisoner was not a director, he was a shareholder—there is one marble covered cash book, another green, and another red—this marble covered book is the only rough cash book that I know of—there was a journal connected with his office; no other book—thismarble cash book is Mr. Rowley's writing—no one had anything to do with this book but him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was this rough cash book supplied to him when the matters were under investigation?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes: the date of the first entry in this book is July 16th—up to that time the cash books were the ordinary and regular cash books—this is the letter which the prisoner sent on 5th Nov., in which he resigns his situation as cashier to the society, and states that 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is due to him as salary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was he supplied with any funds as petty cash, or did he supply them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was money put in his hands to meet current</p>
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<p>expenses—he has made use of stock to make up the petty cash—he has told us at times he was in advance—it was understood he was to advance petty cash, and he had a cheque for it given him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What has been the amount he has drawn on the general stock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Seven pounds for payment of petty cash—this is the petty cash book which was kept by the prisoner—according to this book he had on 12th March, a balance of about 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in hand—on 25th February, he had 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and up to 13th March, he had disbursed 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580104-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580104-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-183" type="surname" value="EDMONDS"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-183" type="given" value="JOHN AUGUSTUS"/>JOHN AUGUSTUS EDMONDS</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant—in this cash book the prisoner gives credit that he had in hand on 17th March 41
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., but that includes a sum of 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., for which credit had been given—that is minus this sum of 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I have gone through the book to find whether he has ever accounted for the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. received on 12th March, and he has not—it has never come into the cash book at all—he has not accounted for the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Mr. Johnson on 12th March; nor for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Mr. Fisher; nor 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Mr. Smee, on 12th March.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many cash books have you seen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three: exclusive of that which is called the rough cash book, which I was informed was placed in the prisoner's hands while the other books were under exami
<lb/>nation by the Board—I find these sums, amounting to 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., are in this green ledger, and there is reference to another book, folio so and so—that is the subscriber's cash book—this account is posted in the ledger—in examining this book I come to frequent entries of cash, and put down at folios in another book—I find many of them—I did not go through the whole of the books, only part of them, from a certain date—I began on 25th Feb., 1857, and examined them forwards to Nov. 5th—I looked at a great number of entries—Ihave no idea how many—I found many places where the entries were perfectly correct—the books appeared to me to have been kept in a regular way: in a way which I should expect a person would keep the books of such a society—I did not find out whether there was a sum of money due to the prisoner for salary—my attention was not called to that—I was told there was a small balance claimed, but it was so small we did not investigate it—I found that these sums which have been entered in one book, do not appear in another—Ido not know anything of the books being locked up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This one is the general cash book?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes: and I presume it is in the prisoner's writing—this other is the subscribers' cash book; and this other is the book containing the sums received—I have not found any page in these three books which contain those four entries which profess to come from another cash book.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-184" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SMEE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk. On 12th March I paid the prisoner 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I have his receipt for it here—I collected the money from the various members—I took him a list of the names of the parties, Wright 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., Johnson 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., Fisher 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and myself 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; total 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I always placed a piece of paper before him with the names of the parties, and the sums—(
<hi rend="italic">Receipt read:</hi> "March 12, 1857; received of Mr. Smee 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Henry Bowley.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long were you there with him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Perhaps half an hour—I was on friendly terms with him—he is a young man I respected very much—I think only the initials of the Christian names of these persons were attached to their names—I did not see the prisoner do anything at the time; he gave me this receipt—when I gave him the paper, he said, "You have so much to give me," I said, "Yes," and gave it him, and he</p>
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<p>gave me the receipt—I did not see him make any memorandum—I was not taking notice of what he did, I was looking at my own book—he did not make any entry at all to my knowledge—I saw one of these books before him on the desk—I made the entry in the member's own books, and took the money to the office in Bedford Row, and handed it to the prisoner—at the time I was first connected with this society it was very flourishing; I have taken in, I suppose, 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner has been in the employ of the society—I call on the parties for their money, and enter it in their books myself, being the agent; that is the custom of every agent—I did not know of anything unpleasant between the prisoner and the directors.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-185" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18580104-name-185" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and Westminster Bank. There is an account there, in the name of Lloyd and others, for this society—theprisoner has been in the habit of paying in money on their account—I cannot say whether he paid me 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 12th March—here is an account on 17th March, in my receipt book—there is only the account I received myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580104-name-186" type="surname" value="CROSSLAND"/>
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