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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CARDEN, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY</hi>;Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-3" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HALL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Thomas Benjamin Sowerby, of Grosvenor Row, Pimlico, a pawnbroker. On 9th March, the prisoner Emily came, and offered me this locket (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in pledge, and asked 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it—I asked her if it was gold; she said, "Yes, the best gold," or, "the best of gold; it was given to me by an old sweetheart, before I was married"—on that repre
<lb/>sentation, and her appearance being respectable, I took it for gold, according to her word, and lent her 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it—I had never seen her before—on 22d March, she brought this locket (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), with a piece of tape on, it exactly corresponding with the other, and asked me 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it—I said, "Is this the one you brought before?" she said "Yes, it is the same one; I have no other; I redeemed it"—on that representation, I lent her 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I should not have done so if she had not represented it as the same—on 9th April, she presented me with this locket (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), told me that it was the same one which she had pledged before, which I understood to mean the first, and asked for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it, which I lent her—on 23d April, I saw her again; she pro
<lb/>duced another locket, similar to those I have produced, and I said, "Is this the same one that you have always pledged?" she said, "Yes," and repeated that it was given to her by an old sweetheart—I asked her if she had</p>
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<p>redeemed it; she said, "Yes," but not having delivered it to her myself, and supposing she had pledged it two or three times previously, I directed a search to be made, and found these three lockets—I said, "How do you account for this?" she said, "I do not care; it is my own"—I said, "You had better give me some account of yourself; how did you become possessed of them?" she said, "I shall not tell you anything about them"—I sent for a constable, and she was going to rush out of the shop, but I caught her by the arm outside—she tore my face with her nails—a constable came, and I gave her into custody—after the first hearing at the Police Court, I tried the first and second lockets; the first was base metal, there was two or three grains of gold in one part of it, and that of the commonest description, 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. an ounce; there is not above 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gold in it, but as a locket it would probably be worth 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—they are all of the same value, and each has a piece of black ribbon to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you accustomed to assay gold?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We are not assayists—Mr. Douglas is a working jeweller, and I believe he assays—I trusted entirely to her statement; the statement about its being gold, coupled with the respectability of her appearance, induced me to lend her the money—if she had said that it was the same locket, and I had found out in the mean time that it was not gold, I should not have lent her the money—I lent it on the faith of the first being gold, and that being the same one—I tested them all—I did not apply aqua fortis when I lent the money—I take things of this description from people without testing, if their appearance and the appearance of the articles warrant it—I did not search, or inquire of any of the assistants if the locket had been redeemed—I could have turned to my book to see, but it was on the faith of her words; her face had nothing to do with it—my testing it would depend upon the person's appearance—I did test one with aqua fortis, but it only stood the test in one place, and that only partially; it was here, on the top dome—I should not have lent the money the second time, if I had not believed it was the locket first pledged with me—I did not test it, taking it to be the first one—I had advanced 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., a larger sum, on the first one; it would have been worth 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., if it had been the best gold, as she represented it, and it had the appearance of being the best gold.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you got the tickets?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes (
<hi rend="italic">producing them</hi>)—she did not use the same name on all occasions; it was Harnett once, Hard
<lb/>nettonce, and Horton once; but I still believed it was the same locket, as the names sounded similar, and I knew the article—I am sure I did not mistake—the same people often give various names in pawning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are the tickets all written by the same person?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I took the articles on each occasion, but one ticket was written by a junior assistant.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-4" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD"/>ARCHIBALD DOUGLAS</persName> </hi>. I am a working jeweller, of No. 11, South Street, Chelsea. I was requested by Hall to test this locket (
<hi rend="italic">One offered in pledge on 23d April</hi>)—I found it to be composed of two portions of gold—(pawn
<lb/>brokers do not test articles in front, as it destroys their value)—it weighed 2 dwts. 12 grains, with the box and glass, about two grains of which were fine gold; the gold, including the gilding, was worth 5 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—if the locket was 15-carat gold, it would be worth about a half guinea—I have offered to make these lockets at 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each, if I have a quantity to do, and they would be sold at about a half crown—this is worth about 16
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., to sell at a pawnbrokers' auction, but I would not offer it it pledge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is any locket of that sort ever made of pure gold?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No,</p>
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<p>it is always alloyed; you could make one of fine gold, but it would be very soft—if made in India, it would be made of fine gold; but, in this country, we ask whether it is to be 12, 13, 14, or 15-carat—these are made for the purpose of deception; this dome is carried round underneath; if I take the box out, and scrape the centre, it proves that that part is not plated, and therefore I should conclude that the other parts are not plated—in making these brooches, I should put just as much gold in as I was ordered to put—if you will allow me a light, I can tell you what proportion of gold there is; it will fall to pieces with the slightest heat—(
<hi rend="italic">The witness withdrew to make the experiment.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 244). On 16th April, I was called to Mr. Sowerby's, and found the prisoner on the ground, struggling with one of the shopmen, who gave her into my custody for pledging lockets, representing them to be gold—she said that she was very desirous of seeing her brother, who was round the corner—I took her to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-6" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CUMMING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police inspector, V</hi>). After the female prisoner was brought to the station, the male prisoner came to my brother officer and ap
<lb/>plied far bail for his wife—I told my assistant that he could not take bail for such a case, and left the station—as I was leaving, the male prisoner stopped me in the street, and said, "You do not seem to know your duty, in taking such a charge. I ask you to take bail for my wife; Lord Campbell has decided that this is no offence in law, and if you knew your duty, you would not take such a charge"—I said, "I cannot take bail in such a case; it is not a bailable offence, as far as I am concerned, but if you apply to-morrow to the Magistrate he has power, and no doubt he will take it"—he said, "I am the manufacturer of these lockets; I prepared them, and I sent my wife to pledge them"—next day the female prisoner was taken before the Magis
<lb/>trate, at Westminster Police Court—there was a remand, and on the second examination I saw the male prisoner in Court, and, finding that the Magistrate intended to remand the case, he said, "She is my wife, I acknowledge I sent her to pledge these lockets, what is the use of keeping her?"—the Ma
<lb/>gistrate said, "I think, after that, you had better take him into custody"—I directed him to be taken, and he was charged at the station on three different charges, but no other charge than Mr. Sowerby's had then been entered into—I entered the charges on the charge sheet, and told him he was charged with obtaining money from Mr. Sowerby, Mr. Leach, and Mr. Edwards, by false and fraudulent pretences, by sending or causing to be sent spurious lockets—he said, "I admit it; I am the manufacturer, it is my trade; I have sent my wife to pledge them, and it has been decided that it is not an offence in law, but I deny that I sent her with a fraudulent intention"—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">inquired whether this was the whole evidence against the male pri
<lb/>soner, and upon</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">replying that it was</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">withdrew the case of the male prisoner from the Jury</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS LEACH</hi>. I am assistant to my father, a pawnbroker, of No. 156, High-street, Hoxton. On 19th Feb., the prisoner came and asked for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on</p>
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<p>this locket (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I lent it to her, without any question—on 8th March, she called again and produced this locket (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I asked her whether it was the same locket that she had pledged before—she said, "Yes," and I lent her 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it; it had a piece of black silk ribbon attached—on the 18th she came again, and I lent her 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on another locket—she came again on the 30th, and produced a locket—I asked her whether it was the same locket she had pledged before, and she said that it was—I was present on 22d April, when she called and saw my father—she produced a locket, and asked for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it; an assistant took it—my father asked her whether it was the same locket; she said that it was—he said, "I have got several more of them;" she said, "I have only pledged this one"—he asked what her husband was; she said, "An engineer"—my father said that he must keep the locket; she said that she could not leave it—a policeman was sent for, and she was sent off.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Senior.</hi> I am the father of the last witness—I remember the female prisoner coming to my shop in April—she produced a locket, and I asked her if it was the same that she had pledged before; she said, "Yes"—I asked her if she was quite sure of that; she said, "Yes"—I said that we found we had got several of them, and asked her what her husband was; she said, "He is an engineer"—I asked her if he was not a jeweller; she said, "No; an engineer"—I said that I should detain the locket till I had made inquiry as to her statement; she said that she could not leave it, she must have it back—I said, "In that case, I shall give you in custody for offering a spurious article for gold;" she said, "I will wait till a policeman comes"—I sent for one, but she got away—I have tested all the lockets; there is very little gold in them—if they were made of gold they would be worth about 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> If they were made of solid gold would they not be worth more than 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It would depend upon the quality—I should say these are worth 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each—I may have said 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I have tested the other lockets—I have taken one to pieces—here it is, in separate parts—these two parts and the dome are made of 8-carat gold, worth 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. an ounce—these other pieces are to strengthen the back, and some pewter solder has been put in—the whole locket contains six grains of 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. gold, worth 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in addition to which there is about half a grain of gold in the gilding, which would be worth 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—fine gold is 23-carat gold—there is no such thing as 24-carat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MAYNARD</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Edwards, pawnbroker, of High Street. I took in a locket in Jan. last; I do not know of whom—on 19th Feb., the female prisoner pledged a locket with me for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—she came again on 8th March, and asked me if I would lend her 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on a locket, the same as I had lent her on it before—I tried the back of it; it stood the test, and I lent her 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it—on 18th March, she came and produced another locket, with a piece of black ribbon to it, which the former ones had also had, and asked if I would lend her 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the same as I had lent her on it befoe; I did so—on 30th March, she came again, and produced a locket, asking me, "Will you lend me 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it, the same as you lent me on it before?"—I lent it to her—on those several occasions, I lent her the money supposing it to be the same locket as I had taken in before, having a ribbon on it, and being alike—on 7th April, she brought a locket, and asked me to lend her 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it, the same as I had lent her before; I did so—on the Tuesday afterwards she came again—I was not in the shop, but I came in and found her there—I asked her if that was the same locket which I had lent her 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on before; she said, "Yes"—I said, "I have several of them which you have pledged;" she said, "No, you have not, it is the same one, I have no other"—I said, "If you bring any more of them here, I shall give you in charg for obtaining money by false pretences"—I gave her the locket back, and she went away—I have since tested all the other lockets; there is a little gold in the back; they are not worth above 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you make inquiries of her about the first one she brought?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not remember; I tried the back of it with aqua fortis,</p>
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<p>which was very good, and which I got at a chemist's opposite—it stood the test, and I lent her the money—I believed the others to be the same one as I had before tested, or I would not have lent her the money—I thought it was all gold, middling gold—I did not expect to get any profit, I expected it to be taken out again; seeing the ribbon attached to it, I thought it was an article of her own personal wear.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury, believing the pawnbroker did not use proper caution.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK HODGES</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-678a-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="kidnapping"/>Feloniously taking away 2 children, aged respectively 4 years, and 1 year and 9 months; with intent to deprive their father of them.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-13" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WOOTTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Wootton, of No. 28, William Street, St. Pancras. On the evening of 9th June, a lady made a communica
<lb/>tion to me, and I saw the prisoner taking my two children away—this is one of them, and is under two years of age, and the other is too ill for me to bring—she was carrying this one, and the other had hold of her dress when I overtook her, but she led him away by the hand—I asked her why she was taking my children away—she said that she meant to be very kind to them, and to give them some cake—she had passed three or four cake shops, and was going down a street where there are no shops.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not take the children three minutes' walk from your house, and they told me that they lived that way; I did not pass any shops.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You had passed a baker's and a sweet shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-14" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE LIDDELL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Andrew Liddell. I live opposite the last witness—on 9th June, I saw the prisoner speak to the children, who were playing opposite my door, and coax them away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-15" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EARDLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 108). The prisoner was given into my custody—I told her the charge—she said that she had done wrong in taking them away, but she took them to give them some cakes—I asked her address; she said, "No. 6, Charles Street, Hampstead Road"—I went there, and it was false.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not intend to hurt the children; they spoke to me first, and said that they lived the way that I was going; I did not take them out of the street in which they were living.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-678a-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18580705-678a-punishment-3" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-678a-18580705 t18580705-678a-punishment-3"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">TIMOTHY CALNAN</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18580705-679-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously cutting and wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580705-679-offence-1 t18580705-name-17"/>Mary Driscoll</persName>, with intent to do her some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prosecutrix did not appear.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES LARNAN</hi> (21)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-20" type="surname" value="LYNE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580705-680-offence-1 t18580705-name-20"/>Charles Lyne</persName>: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-680-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-680-18580705 t18580705-680-punishment-4"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BROOKS</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18580705-681-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-681-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing 1 purse, value 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money, the property of
<persName id="t18580705-name-22" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-22" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580705-681-offence-1 t18580705-name-22"/>Harriet Bigg</persName>, from her person: to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18580705-681-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18580705-681-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-681-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18580705-681-punishment-5" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18580705-681-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-681-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-681-18580705 t18580705-681-punishment-5"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MOSS</hi> (24)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES NOON</hi> (14)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18580705-682-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-682-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580705-682-offence-1 t18580705-name-25"/>Thomas Lilley</persName>, and stealing therein 20 pairs of boots, value 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., his property: to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOSS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18580705-682-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18580705-682-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-682-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-682-18580705 t18580705-682-punishment-6"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NOON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18580705-682-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18580705-682-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-682-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-682-18580705 t18580705-682-punishment-7"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA WILTSHIRE</hi> (18)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARTHA BROWN</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18580705-683-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-683-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Steal
<lb/>ing 1 mantle, value 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580705-683-offence-1 t18580705-name-28"/>George William Stockbridge</persName>: to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILTSHIRE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18580705-683-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18580705-683-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-683-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-683-18580705 t18580705-683-punishment-8"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-29" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE STOCKBRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George William Stockbridge, of No. 15, Ludgate Hill. On 19th June, the two prisoners came into the shop together, about 2 o'clock in the day—Wiltshire asked for a black silk mantle—they were shown into the show room, and I showed them one—they wished to see another that was in the window; I went down to get a yard measure, to reach the mantle, and I heard a rustle of their clothes—I got on a chair, to get the mantle, and heard the rustle again; it was their dresses—I went to Wiltshire, and said, "Let me see what you have got;" I lifted her dress, and pulled this mantle out from under it—I said, "You did not come here to buy a dress, but to steal one"—they both cried very much, and begged pardon, and asked me to let them go, Brown more particularly—I called my husband, and he gave them into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown.</hi> I went in to buy one; I did not go to steal one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-30" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC FLORY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 57). I was sent for, and took the prisoners—they were searched at the station, and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on Brown—she gave her address, and I went there.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROWN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-684-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing 4 brushes, value 11
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the goods of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HENRY SHEPHERD</hi> (48)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18580705-684-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-684-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, Feloniously receiving the same: to which</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-684-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-34" type="given" value="JOHN GEORGE"/>JOHN GEORGE PITNEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 496). On 9th June, I was watch
<lb/>ing by the water side; I saw the prisoners, about half past 5 o'clock, con
<lb/>versing together, and walking by the water side; they went on, out of sight—I continued watching at intervals, and on 15th June I saw them again, coming in a direction from London Bridge—Reeve passed these four brushes to Shepherd, and something passed from Shepherd to Reeve—they separated, and Reeve went back, and Shepherd went to Allhallows Lane—my brother officer followed Reeve, and I followed Shepherd; I stopped him, told him I was an officer, and I wished to know what he had got; he said, "Some brushes"—I asked them where he got them from; he said that a man gave them to him—I asked him where; he said, "Somewhere at the back of Thames Street"—I asked who the man was; he said that he did not know—I said, "Had you ever seen the man before?" he said, "No, never"—I said, "I must take you to Mr. Matthews;" he said, "I suppose I must go"—I took him, and Mr. Matthews gave him into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Shepherd.</hi> I said that I knew the man, but did not know his name.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, he said, "I don't know the man; I never saw him before;" and the answer I made was, "It is very strange that a man should meet you, and give you these four brushes, and you not know him"—I told you, if you would come with me to Mr. Matthews, I could point out the man to you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-35" type="given" value="JOSEPH COMBER"/>JOSEPH COMBER KNIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was with Pitney; he called my attention to the prisoners—Shepherd was then putting something into his pocket, and he immediately gave Reeves something, which he put into his left hand pocket; I was not near enough to see what it was—Reeves then went back the same way that they had both come, and Shepherd went up Allhallows Lane—I followed Reeves, who went back in the direction of his master's—I followed him into his master's place; he got into a back room—I had him called by one of the clerks—I took him to the station—I found 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the same pocket that I had seen him put something into.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-36" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STAINROD</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Matthews, as finisher. These are his brushes; they have my mark on them; they are worth 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I do not think they were sold—Reeves was porter—I do not know whether he bought brushes; he has come to me for brushes to take down to the warehouse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-37" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID MATTHEWS</persName> </hi>. Reeves was in my employ, as a porter; Shepherd is a farrier—Reeves was formerly carman, and he used to go constantly to Shepherd's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Shepherd's Defence.</hi> I have not seen this man for about two years; two years ago I lent him some money, amounting to about 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and a fortnight before this, I saw him, and told him I wanted a couple of brushes; he told me he would bring me a couple, but I never knew that he stole them; I paid nothing for the brushes; if I had known that they had been stolen, I should not have taken them from him; I told the policeman the truth; I knew this man, but I never knew his name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Shepherd received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18580705-685-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 8 cigars, value 2
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-40" type="surname" value="HOWES"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY HOWES</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Mr. David Swaefe, of No. 9, Bishopsgate Street; he is a tobacconist. The prisoner has been a customer at the shop—on Friday, 11th June, he came, about half past 12 o'clock; he asked for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of cigars, and Mr. Swaefe's son served him—I did not see him served; I came into the shop about half past 12 o'clock, and saw him sitting smoking a cigar on a stool by the side of the counter—shortly afterwards I went to hang up my coat, and I saw Rogers in the back room, watching—in consequence of what he said, I watched—I commanded a view of the prisoner; I saw him take one cigar from between the box and the counter case, and put it into his left hand trousers pocket—I went up to him, and said, "You ought to be ashamed of yourself coming here as a friend and a customer, and stealing cigars;" he said, "What do you mean?"—I said, "All the time you have been sitting here, you have been taking cigars"—I sent for Mr. Swaefe, and told him, in the prisoner's presence, what had happened—the prisoner did not say anything then; at the station, he spoke about paying—Rogers went and brought a policeman, and the prisoner was taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he say, when Mr. Swaefe came in, that he meant to pay for them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he did not say, in my</p>
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<p>hearing, that he had offered to pay young Mr. Swaefe, and he meant to pay—when I came in, he was smoking a cigar; he had already bought some—young Mr. Swaefe had been serving him—young Mr. Swaefe was behind the counter; up to the time I saw the cigar taken, he was within a yard of him—I cannot say whether the prisoner offered young Mr. Swaefe a half crown; he might have done it—young Mr. Swaefe is not here; he has said that a half crown was offered to him; that was not in the prisoner's presence—nothing passed at all till after the prisoner was given in charge—I was present at the Mansion House; the prisoner was remanded, to ascertain who and what he was—I have known him, dealing as a customer, for nine months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you not known him to take cigars just as he thought proper, and pay the next day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did so once; he always picked them out himself, and he would sit and chat and smoke there—I heard Mr. Swaefe say that he was perfectly satisfied that the prisoner had no intention to steal—young Mr. Swaefe was close by the prisoner when he took the cigars, and could have seen him take them—the prisoner is a foreigner; he speaks middling English.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> After you observed the prisoner take this cigar, who was the first person that spoke to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did; Rogers went for Mr. Swaefe—I sent for a policeman, by Mr. Swaefe's direction—I remained with the prisoner from the time I spoke to him till he was removed—I heard him offer to pay for the cigars, when he was given in charge and the constable came—he offered to pay when he got to the station, or perhaps it might have been in going across the road; it is just by—I was at the first examination; Mr. Swaefe said that he had made inquiries, and he did not believe he intended to steal them, but, notwithstanding that, he was sent for trial by the Lord Mayor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-41" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-41" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Swaefe. I was in his shop on 11th June—I saw the prisoner come in—he asked for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of cigars, and Mr. Swaefe's son served him—he was served with seven; he lit one and put six in his pocket, which were wrapped in paper—he remained smoking in the shop—I went into the back room, and saw him draw at least half a dozen cigars from between the box and the counter case—one contains threepenny, and the other fourpenny cigars, and while they are selected from one box they are laid on the other, and some dropped between the two—he drew them out one by one with two splints, and put them into his left trousers pocket—while I was so watching, Howes came in—I called his attention to it—I did not see the prisoner do anything after that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were these on the counter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes. I think young Mr. Swaefe is about sixteen years old—I was in the room all the time—I did not go out and say anything to young Mr. Swaefe—I did not go and ask him whether he was paid for these cigars—I knew the prisoner was in the habit of coming and picking cigars out—I believe that was done with the authority of Mr. Swaefe.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do not you know that he has taken cigars and come back the next day and paid for them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have never seen him; I know it has happened—there was nobody but young Mr. Swaefe in the shop when he came—he is not here because he has the house and shop to attend to—I did not hear him say that he had been offered to be paid.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know of the prisoner being allowed to help himself to cigars, and coming the next day to pay for them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I do not. Our customers do help themselves-from the boxes; I have seen that—I</p>
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<p>never before saw cigars drawn one by one from between the box and the counter case—the box is about an inch and a half from the counter case.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-42" type="surname" value="PARNELL"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PARNELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 653). Between 12 and 1 o'clock on 11th June, the prisoner was given into my custody, in Bishopsgate Street Without, close by Mr. Swaefe's door, by Howes and the other witness, and Mr. Swaefe followed—as soon as I got the prisoner in the station he pulled these eight cigars out of his pocket, and said, "Here are the cigars that I have stolen"—I searched him, and found these six cigars wrapped in a piece of paper—he said, "These are the cigars that I have bought"—I found on him a gold guard chain, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, two duplicates, one of a gold guard chain for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and one of a watch—when the prisoner made use of those words, I think Mr. Swaefe was present; the two witnesses were.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You think all three were present, and could have heard his statement?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes. I do not know whether the prisoner is a German, he spoke good English—he did not say, "These are the cigars I took," he said, "These are the cigars that I have stolen, and these are the cigars I have bought"—he did not say,"These are the cigars that they say I have stolen," he said, "These are the cigars that I have stolen"—the case was remanded for a week that I might make inquiry about the things that were found on him—I inquired of persons who knew him well, and found him to hear a respectable character—I inquired of several foreigners, and they gave him a good character, and were surprised to hear he should act so—in con
<lb/>sequence of that, I gave up the things that I found on him—I did not make any memorandum of what the prisoner said—he said, as soon as I got him to the station, "These are the cigars I have stolen," and at the same time making the remark, "I ought to be hang'd;" and he repeated that several times, and likewise at the Mansion House as well; not before the Lord Mayor, he said it down in the cell, in presence of one of the officers—I did not hear Mr. Swaefe say that he had made inquiries and he believed it was quite a mistake—I did not hear him say there was no foundation for the charge—he said that he was perfectly satisfied, he thought he had been punished enough; he had made inquiries, and he was going into a foreign part, and he would forgive him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time elapsed between his being taken and his being examined before the Lord Mayor.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was taken directly to the Mansion House, in about half an hour, I believe.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-43" type="surname" value="HOWES"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY HOWES</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> These cigars are similar to what my master had on 11th June.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was it to the Lord Mayor that Mr. Swaefe said what you have told us?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes. I do not remember his saying that he was innocent—he said that he was a respectable man, and he could not account for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a very good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SCOBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-46" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN BIDDULPH</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Roy and Cartwright, solicitors to the London and Westminster Bank.</p>
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<persName id="t18580705-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-47" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WILSON</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 12, Soley Terrace, Pentonville, and am a clerk in the London and Westminster Bank, at the chief office in Lothbury. I was clearing house clerk on 18th Dec. last—on that day I remember paying a draft on the London and Westminster Bank, by the Bank of London, for 1,200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., through the clearing house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The course of business, as I under
<lb/>stand it, at the clearing house is that one sum, whether cheque or money, is put to the balance of the whole clearance?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; we do not pay over the money of every particular cheque, but only the balance of a particular bank of all the cheques that have gone through the bank that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-48" type="given" value="EPHRAIM PAYTON"/>EPHRAIM PAYTON CONSTABLE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and West
<lb/>minster Bank. It is my duty to enter all cheques brought from the clearing house with the initials B, C, and D—those are my letters—this is the book—I find an entry in it in my handwriting of a cheques for 1,200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 18th Dec., 1857, drawn by W. Carrington—the entry is W. Carrington, 1,200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I enter them from the drafts themselves, and then give them to the ledger keeper—the prisoner was ledger keeper that day—to the best of my knowledge I have never seen the draft since—they are afterwards called over to me by another clerk by the amounts, but not the names.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-49" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN BIDDULPH</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> On Saturday, 1st July, I served the prisoner with this notice to produce a draft for 1,200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., having previously served it on his attorney on 30th June—(
<hi rend="italic">This was a notice to produce "a cheque for 1,200</hi>l
<hi rend="italic">.," but as it neither stated the date or by whom drawn</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that it was not sufficiently described, but that the description applied to any cheque in the bank of that amount, and that he had never seen it till that morning.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">requested the Court to reserve the point, but</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LAYTON ASHTON</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t18580705-687-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> for stealing to order for 1,200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the property of
<persName id="t18580705-name-51" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-51" type="surname" value="ESDAILE"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-51" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580705-687-offence-1 t18580705-name-51"/>Joseph Esdaile</persName>, his master: to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-687-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-687-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18580705-687-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-687-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-687-18580705 t18580705-687-punishment-12"/>Six Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There were two other indictments for forgery against the prisoner, in which</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that a similar difficulty would arise, and therefore no evidence would be offered.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-687-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def3-688-18580705" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN LAMBOURN</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18580705-688-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-688-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, breaking and entering the counting-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580705-688-offence-1 t18580705-name-55"/>Themistocles Manuel Gerussi</persName>, and stealing therein 1 umbrella and 2 pairs of boots, value 1
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the property of
<persName id="t18580705-name-56" type="victimName">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-56" type="surname" value="MANNING"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580705-688-offence-1 t18580705-name-56"/>William Wall Manning</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-57" type="surname" value="WALLER"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 121). On Saturday morning, 19th June, I was in Eldon Street, leading out of Bloomfield Street, and saw the prisoners coming in a direction from Broad Street Buildings—I followed them and took them in custody—I found on Thompson these two pairs of shoes; on Cooper, these two coats and an umbrella; and on Lambourn, this pair of shoes—they all three gave their addresses at the station—I went there, but learned nothing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have the shoes you found on Lambourn been identified?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They have not—he did not tell me where he bought them—he gave his address No. 23, Gordon Terrace, Pentonville, not No. 3—I did make that mistake at first—that was at the Police Court, about two minutes after I had taken the prisoners—I took them at 10 o'clock in the morning, and took them straight to the Police Court—I have not been to No. 3—I went also to No. 23, Golden Terrace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are the boots Thompson had old ones?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They have been worn—I also found on him this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Cooper tell you where he got the coats?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not ask him—he did not say that he got them in Petticoat Lane.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did Thompson say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That he bought the clothes in Petticoat Lane—I asked him where; he said, "Of a man who was standing by a dead wall"—I said, "Could you point him out, or refer me to him?" he said, "No."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-58" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-58" type="surname" value="BRAKE"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-58" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA BRAKE</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper to Mr. Gerussi, at his office in Broad Street; it is on the ground floor. I dusted the rooms on that Satur
<lb/>day morning, and saw these boots and umbrella safe—I then locked the door and went down the kitchen stairs—I heard a rustling noise in the passage, and thinking it was boys stealing the mats, I went back, but saw nothing—I afterwards missed these things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is this place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The Royal Santiago Mining Company, No. 38, Broad Street Buildings—I believe Mr. Gerussi is a general merchant; it is a counting-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you know that the coats belong to Mr. Gerussi?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By seeing them hang up in the office—there are clerks there; the coats belong to them—the boots belong to Mr. Gerussi; I have seen them on him—Mr. Manning is the head clerk—I am pretty sure I saw the coats that morning—I cannot say that I am quite sure—I am sure I saw the boots; I dusted them, and the umbrella was in the stand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you know the boots?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have cleaned them; there is a blue lining inside one pair, by which I know them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-59" type="surname" value="FISHER"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-59" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN FISHER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Theophilus Manuel Gerussi; he has the ground floor of the house as a counting house. On Saturday, 16th June, I went to the office at twenty minutes past 10 o'clock, and the key would not turn in the door; I opened it after some little time—this coat is Mr. Manning's, the head clerk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-60" type="surname" value="MANNING"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM HALL"/>WILLIAM HALL MANNING</persName> </hi>. I am head clerk to Mr. Gerussi—these coats are both mine—I saw them safe on the Tuesday, and left them in the office—I was at home unwell from Wednesday till Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is this an office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—things are not paid for there—that is all done through the banker—no cash is kept there, except five or ten pounds for petty cash—you may call it an office or a counting-house.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was hardly any evidence against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LAM
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18580705-688-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18580705-688-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-688-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">They were also charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-61" type="surname" value="THOMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMPSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "West
<lb/>minster Sessions, May</hi>, 1852;
<hi rend="italic">Michael Fitzgerald, Convicted of stealing a</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">tea pot and other articles, having been before Convicted; Transported for Ten years"</hi>)—I was present; Thompson is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-688-18580705 t18580705-688-punishment-13"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-62" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TRICKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman L</hi> 20). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Bow Street Police Court; Thomas Wright, Convicted, on his own confession, June, 1857, of stealing a time piece; Confined Six Months"</hi>)—Cooper is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-688-18580705 t18580705-688-punishment-14"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-689-18580705" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CRANE</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18580705-689-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-689-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing 1 watch and 1 watch guard and key, value 14
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-64" type="surname" value="PROSSER"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-64" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580705-689-offence-1 t18580705-name-64"/>Henry Prosser</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-65" type="surname" value="PROSSER"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-65" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PROSSER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to a merchant at No. 2, Philpot Lane. On 21st June, I was coming over London Bridge; a person pushed me against the prisoner—I looked at my watch directly, and saw the prisoner pulling it from my pocket—I said, "You have got my watch;" he said, "No, I am innocent—I seized his hand—he attempted to pass it to some one behind him, but it fell on the ground—I held him, and called a constable—the watch was picked up and given to me—the end of the chain was in his hand, when I took hold of his hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-66" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HARDNESS</persName> </hi>. I was coming over London Bridge, and saw Mr. Prosser holding the prisoner; I assisted him—a gentleman picked up the watch and gave it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The gentleman was passing me; my button caught his chain, and he charged me with stealing the watch.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-67" type="surname" value="PROSSER"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-67" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PROSSER</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> My chain did not catch in his coat—I saw him distinctly take it from my pocket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-689-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-689-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>†—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-689-18580705 t18580705-689-punishment-15"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18580705-690-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining the sum of 2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-69" type="surname" value="WING"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
<persName id="t18580705-name-70" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-70" type="surname" value="NICKLINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-70" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580705-690-offence-1 t18580705-name-70"/>Thomas Nicklinson</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-71" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS NICKLINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a meat salesman in Warwick Lane. About six months ago, the prisoner, whom I did not know, called upon me, and said that he was employed by the Commissioners of Sewers, that my drain wanted cleaning out, and he would do it for a half crown—I gave him a half crown, and engaged him to do it—if he had promised to clean it out without saying that he was in the employment of the Commissioners of Sewers, I should have known that he could not have done it—on 18th June, he came again, and said he was at work in the sewers, and he would clean my drain out, as it wanted it—in consequence of information I gave him in charge—I paid the half crown in Mr. Wing's presence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-72" type="surname" value="WING"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-72" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WING</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of No. 11, Warwick Lane, and have five houses in Bartholomew Close. About six months ago, the prisoner called on me in Warwick Lane, and asked me if I had got some property at Bartho
<lb/>lomew Close; I said, "Yes"—he said, "I am at work for the Sewer Commis
<lb/>sioners, and your drain is stopped up; if you like to pay me for it, I will clean it out for you"—I offered him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; he made light of that, and Mr. Nicklinson said, "Give him a half crown;" I said, "Yes"—he returned in twenty minutes, and said that he had done it—I paid him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What was the date?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot tell—I did not say at Guildhall that it was before Christmas; it happened since a new tenant com
<lb/>menced his tenancy, which was since Christmas.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was in the workhouse when they bring this charge against me; the Master of the workhouse was here all day yesterday to prove it, but it is Board day to day; no man ought to be convicted when they cannot tell the date.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Jones. Q.</hi> Do you say you saw me in the garden?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the garden gate which was open—you said, "I will catch him for you"—you were not quite so far from me as you are now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-84" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BALDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 304). I was on duty in St. John's Wood Terrace at twenty minutes past 6 o'clock, and saw the prisoners running in front of St. John's Wood Chapel, about half a mile from the prosecutor's house—I lost sight of them for a short time, but went round another way and stopped Matthews; he called out to Jones to "Step it"—Matthews had this tankard in a handkerchief under his arm—at the station, I found on him two mustard spoons and these sugar tongs—Jones was brought in shortly afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-85" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 72). I heard a cry of "Stop thief!" at St. John's Wood Chapel—I saw Matthews stopped, and pursued Jones for a quarter of a mile afterwards—I searched him at the station, and found this meerschaum pipe, and seven keys, some of which are, skeletons, and this one opens the prosecutor's front door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones.</hi> That is the key of my dwelling-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones's Defence.</hi> Matthews came to me about half-past 5 o'clock, and said he had a job, I could go to and earn a shilling or two; I went with him to</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I then went to a coffee stall and saw Matthews running; he told me to come with him, and I joined him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Matthews's Defence.</hi> I was in company with a young woman at a concert on the previous evening, who told me she wanted me to move some things for her; I asked Jones to go with me; we went to St. John's Wood Terrace, and she gave Jones a parcel; I stood at the door, and she brought out these things and gave to me, and told me to meet her at St. John's Wood Chapel in a quarter of an hour, and the constable came and took me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-86" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HILL</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I found 3
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<interp inst="t18580705-693-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18580705-693-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic"> He was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 5). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, April</hi>, 1857;
<hi rend="italic">William Jones, Convicted of burglary; Confined nine months"</hi>)—I had him in custody—Jones is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</hi>; and</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fourth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 291). In consequence of information, I went, on 28th June, to No. 31, Lamb Street, Poplar, with another officer, about half past 4 o'clock in the afternoon—I went into the kitchen, which is the back room on the ground floor; it opens into a little garden—in that room I found the three prisoners, sitting down—the moment I made my appearance, Pulford hastened behind the kitchen door; I followed her immediately, took hold of her hand, and took from it these three half crowns—I said, "Come, you have got some more; turn out your pocket"—I put my hand under her apron, and took from her this purse, containing these four half crowns, wrapped in lint—I asked her where she got them; she said she did not know—the prisoner Motz seized hold of something on the table, which appeared to be a plaster of Paris mould; he began breaking it—I seized his arm, and we had a severe struggle—I called for assistance, and the other officer, 147, came down—Motz would not let it go; the other officer struck him on the arm, it fell on the ground, and he destroyed it with his feet as well as he could, and said, "Now do your best"—this paper</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) contains what he dropped on the floor, and tried to destroy—on the table, where the mould had been lying, I found this half crown, in an unfinished state—the fire appeared to have been recently put out; the place was hot—I found several pieces of metal lying about the fireplace and on the hob—on a shelf, I found a jar containing acid, and I found some copper wire—on the mantlepiece I found these new metal spoons—I found a bason, containing plaster of Paris and some silver sand, this bottle, marked "Poison," and a small paper, containing a white powder—the prisoners were taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you known this house before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I merely knew it; I had never been inside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-94" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-94" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 147). I went with the last witness, and found the three prisoners in the kitcnen—on a table, about a yard from where Motz was sitting, I found this counterfeit half crown, of the date of 1817—I found this small ladle on the hob of the fireplace; it was quite hot—it had in it a small piece of metal, which had been melted; it had the shape of the ladle—I found on the mantlepiece a piece of metal which had been melted—I found another ladle on the hob, which was cold, and had nothing in it—I went with the prisoners to the station; Owen remained in charge of the house—I assisted the last witness to get the mould that fell on the floor; Motz was struggling, and would not let it go; I hit him—I did not see the mould on the table—when Motz had the mould in his hand, he broke it in pieces; I did not notice that he did it with his feet—he made great resistance, and when the mould was down, he said, "Do your best."</p>
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<persName id="t18580705-name-95" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-95" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN OWEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 305). I took charge of the room, when the other officers took the prisoners to the station—after Motz and Pulford had left, Mary Ann Smith was there, sitting on a chair—when she got up from that chair to go out, I heard something drop; I looked at the place, and found this counterfeit half crown close to where she had been sitting; it is of the date of 1817—the other two prisoners had just left the room when it fell—Smith did not observe me pick it up; another officer took her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Pulford. Q.</hi> Was not I sitting by her side?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.; you had left the room, but not left the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-96" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN KEEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 298). I went to the house with the last witness, and found the three prisoners in custody—I found in the room this small file, in the crack of the table; it has white metal in the teeth—I took White and Pulford to the station, and came back, and went into the garden—I borrowed a spade from the next door, and seeing that the mould had been recently moved, I dug, and found these two plaster of Paris moulds, wrapped separately in this rag, and this piece of white metal.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-97" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PEARSON</persName> </hi>. I live in that house, No. 31, where the prisoners were—I took my room of the mother of Motz; she is the keeper of the house—I have not been acquainted much with Motz, but I have known him living there about three months—I had seen Pulford and Smith there for about a fortnight before they were taken—they used the kitchen at the back of the house, but when I came up or down stairs the kitchen door was always shut—I cannot say that I had seen them in the kitchen—the two women used to sleep in the front room, I sleep in the back room—Motz slept in the down stairs room, but they used the kitchen in the day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—These fragments of a mould have just enough on one small piece to satisfy me that it was the mould of a half crown of George III., but I cannot swear that these half crowns came from it—these four half crowns, taken from</p>
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<p>Pulford, and this one, that was on the table, are all from one mould—the other five are all from one mould of George III., 1817—one of these moulds, found in the garden, is of George IV., 1826; and the four half crowns found on Pulford, in the
<hi rend="italic">porte monnaie</hi>, are from this mould—this other half crown is of William IV., but there is no mould for that—these are all counterfeit—these moulds have both the obverse and reverse sides—every thing that I see here is what is used in the manufacture of counterfeit coin—this plaster and sand, and the moulds and file—these coins are made of the same material as this piece of metal found in the ladle—these spoons are the same metal—they are frequently bought for the purpose of making these coins—this copper wire is what is used in the battery for the purpose of silvering the coin—when coin is finished it is usually kept in separate papers—these pieces of metal are two gets, which is where the metal runs down into the mould; this remains to the coin and is broken off, and then this file is used to make the edge smooth again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Motz's Defence.</hi> There was a man living in the house who used to take his meals in the kitchen, and occasionally slept there; these moulds were found in the yard, to which there is an outlet from the kitchen; the lady next door had seen that man using the moulds to make coin; the female, Smith, was a lodger in the same house, and she came to ask me to write a letter to her husband, and I was doing so when the police came; there were three half crowns on the table, of which I had not the slighest knowledge; that man gave Pulford four half crowns in a
<hi rend="italic">port monnaie</hi>, to take care of till he returned; he had not been gone more than twenty minutes; the female, Smith, could not know of anything like bad coin being in the house; I refer you to the police officer, to prove I was writing; he has the letter in his pos
<lb/>session, which is headed, "My dear husband;" Smith had just received a letter from her husband, which I was going to answer; the lady next door said she saw the man making the coin, and she gave her evidence in the station house the same night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRIMES</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> There were writing materials on the table, and these papers (
<hi rend="italic">producing them</hi>) were on the table.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-100" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN REED</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Reed, a boiler maker, and live next door to No. 31, where the prisoners lived—I have lived there rather better than two months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Motz. Q.</hi> Did you see the man that I gave evidence for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three weeks ago last Thursday, I was very ill, and I went up stairs, and I saw a man sitting by the side of the fireplace in the down stairs kitchen of No. 31—I saw him with a piece of chalk, and round the chalk there was like a piece of card, and he was stirring something in a ladle, and, as he poured it out, I saw a half crown in the centre of it—he had something in his hand which looked like a half crown—he put it down by the side of the table, and in a few minutes afterwards I saw him pass it to Motz, and I saw Motz with a white cloth cleaning it; it looked to me like a half crown—this man had the ladle with the liquid by the side of him—I called my sister-in-law up—in about half an hour I looked again, and I saw what seemed like a bowl full of coin; I called two witnesses, Mrs. Phillips and Mrs. Stamp, and the same night Mrs. Phillips told the policeman—I have seen that man since; he went past our house with a young woman, and my brother-in-law ran after him—I know that Pulford and Smith came to the house about a fortnight before they were taken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear that man, supposing his name to be Charles Williams, when he showed the coin to Motz, say anything?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he</p>
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<p>said, "Will it do?" and Motz said,
<hi rend="italic">"oom,"</hi> as if assenting—I saw Williams turn the chalk into a towel, and there was what looked like a half crown in the towel; he shewed it to Motz, and he polished it up—I saw them in the garden, and Motz said, "Charley, will you go up with that parcel?" and he sad, "Yes, I will"—that was about half an hour after I saw the bowl with the coins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-696-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-102" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COOKE</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk at the Post Office, at Charing Cross. I supply the public there with postage stamps—on 11th June, the prisoner came for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of postage stamps—she put down a crown and a shilling on it—she had been there a short time before, and I knew her voice—I found the crown was bad, sent for a constable, and she was given in custody—I said in her presence that she had been there before, and uttered a bad half crown—the prisoner said she had never been in the shop before—she took out two good half-crowns, and offered to pay for the stamps—I said no, I should not do that, I would give her into custody—she had come on two previous occasions—the first time I did not see her face, but I heard her voice—she came again on 4th June—I served her on both of those previous occasions—she asked for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps, and paid with a half crown, a shilling, and a sixpence—I discovered, on both of those occasions, that the half crowns were bad, and the shillings and sixpences were good—on 4th June, I attempted to have her followed, but she got too far—the half crown that I took of her on 4th June I gave to the constable—the one that I took first is not produced.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was never in the shop in my life before; he said that he could not swear to me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-103" type="surname" value="EVERALL"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-103" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT EVERALL</persName> </hi>. I am a stamper in the Post Office. I was there on 4th June—I recollect the prisoner coming for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps; I am certain of her, Mr. Cooke served her—he afterwards called me, and sent me after her, but she was gone too far—I saw her on 11th June—I did not know her at first, but after she had paid for the stamps I asked her to take up her veil—I am certain she is the person—I went for a policeman—she denied having been there before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-104" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CASTELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 129). The prisoner was given in my custody on 11th June—this is the crown and the half crown which I received from Mr. Cooke—I asked the prisoner where she lived; she first told me in Crown Street; I asked her whereabouts; she told me it was somewhere near the top, but she did not know the number—in going to the Station, she told me she lived at No. 12, Wardour Street, Tottenham Court Road; there is no such street there—I went to No. 12, Wardour Street, Oxford Street; there was no such person known—she had 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money on her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-105" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This crown and half crown are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES DAVIS</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-107" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MEADS</persName> </hi>. I get my living by selling pies. On 13th June, I was selling pies at Greenford Green. The prisoner came and asked the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi> to pay for it; I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I took the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi> to Mr. Stevens, the beer shop keeper, to get change for it—he bent it with his mouth, and said it was bad—I left it with Mr. Stevens, and gave the prisoner in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I keep a beer house at Greenford. On 13th June, Meads came to me with this 2
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I saw him mark it; this is it; it is the one that Meads brought me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 25). I took the prisoner on 13th June, at Greenford Green—Meads accused him of passing a bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece to him for a penny pie—he said, "Me! what me! if I did, here is another"—he offered a good florin; I took it from him—I found on him 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good silver, 12
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and two counterfeit shillings.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-110" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CRANE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 166). I produce a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, which I received from Mr. Stevens.</p>
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<persName id="t18580705-name-111" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are all bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was in the employ of Mr. Ponsford, a builder, of Queen's Gardens, and, on the Saturday night before I taken, I took for my wages 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I went into a public house for change for a sovereign; they said they could not spare it; but a man in front of the bar gave me change, and I left; after passing the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, I laid down on the grass, and watched the policeman's approach, without manifesting any symptoms of alarm or attempting to escape; I had not the slightest suspicion that I had in any way committed myself; when I was told that the piece of money which I had passed was bad, I instantly offered to give him another.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES WILKINS</hi> (28)</persName> were indicted for
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-115" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HALSEY</persName> </hi>. I keep a beer house at the Hyde, at Kingsbury. On 23d June, the three prisoners were all there—they had supper between 8 and 9 o'clock—they sat at one table, but they had separate suppers; each one paid for his own—Wilkins paid me a bad shilling—I sent it to Mrs. Brown by my little girl; she brought it back—I found it was bad—I gave it to Wilkins, and told him it was bad—he said, he got it of Mr. Atkins, his master (there is a Mr. Atkins, a farmer, who lives near there)—after the prisoners had had their suppers, they all went away—on the following night, they all came again, and had supper together, as they did the night before—their suppers came to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a-piece—Sale gave me a shilling—I had no change, and I sent that shilling by my daughter, to get change—she came back with a policeman, who brought the shilling; it was a bad one—I told Sale, it was bad, and desired the constable to search them all; I thought they were all in a party together—Sale offered to pay me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I spoke to Wilkins about the shilling he gave me the night before—I asked him, if he had taken it to his master; he said, that was his business; he did as he pleased—I put a mark on the shilling that was given me by Sale on the second night; that was on Thursday—after the prisoners had gone, I found three more bad shillings in my till.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sale.</hi> You say you found some bad shillings after we were in custody; you told the Magistrate, that you found them on Thursday morning in the</p>
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<p>till, and you had taken them on the Wednesday night.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> While you were in the house, I found the bad shillings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know whether they passed any money besides the shillings you have mentioned?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—each paid a shilling—Brown paid a good shilling—I don't know anything about the shilling that Sale paid the first time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sale. Q.</hi> Did I not pay you a half crown on the Wednesday night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot tell—I had no other small change in the house—they had every farthing I had—they seemed to play upon me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilkins.</hi> I had a half crown on Tuesday from my master—whether I took a bad shilling from my master or from her, I cannot tell.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-116" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY HALSEY</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness. On Thursday, 24th June, I saw the prisoners there, having their suppers—my mother gave me a shilling to get change—I went to Mrs. Down's, who said it was bad—the officer, Pearce, was there; he marked it, and gave it me back—I took it to my mother and told her it was bad—I gave the shilling to Mr. Pearce—I had not lost sight of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-117" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH DOWN</persName> </hi>. On the evening of 23d June, a little girl brought me a shilling, which I refused—on the next day, the last witness brought a shilling, between 8 or 9 o'clock in the evening—I looked at it; it was bad—I showed it to Mr. Pearce.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-118" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH MOLD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Mold. I know the three prisoners—I had been in the habit of seeing them every day, for nearly a fortnight before they were taken, at my home, where I sell a few things in the Edgware Road—they have sometimes come together, and sometimes separately—on the Thursday before I was examined, two of them came to buy some bread—I could not say which two it was, but one of them attempted to pay me a bad shilling; I returned it, and he gave me a half crown, and I gave him change—after the prisoners were taken, the policeman brought them to my shop—he asked me if I could say who it was gave me the bad shilling; I said, "No;" but he who gave me the half crown gave me the shilling first"—each of them was asked who gave the half crown, and Brown said he did—I said, "If you gave me the half crown, you gave me the shilling first;" he said, "No"—I said, "Yes, you did;" and then he admitted that he gave me the shilling—I do not remember his words.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 149). On Thursday, 24th June, I was at Mrs. Downs—Fanny Halsey came and brought a shilling—I marked it, and gave it back to her—I saw it again in a few minutes, as soon as I had put my uniform on; this is it—I went to Mrs. Halsey's, and saw the three prisoners there—Mrs. Halsey pointed out Sales as having passed the shilling—I asked if she was going to charge him; she said, "Yes"—I asked him if he had got any more bad money; he said, "No"—I searched him, and found this bad shilling, a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, a florin, a shilling, and a sixpence, all good—on Brown I found, in a
<hi rend="italic">porte monnaie</hi>, two half crowns, 3 sixpences, and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, all good, and this one bad shilling—I had asked him, before I searched him, if he had any bad money, and he said, "No"—I put the handcuffs on Sales and Brown; they resisted; I said I must do my duty, and Wilkins said, "Never mind, I have had them on many times"—I got these three other shillings from Mrs. Halsey.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 239). I went to the house and took Wilkins—I found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2 1/4
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-121" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling uttered by Sale, the one found on him, and the one found on Brown, are all bad, and two of them are from one mould—the three shillings which Mrs. Halsey found in her till are bad, and are from the same mould as the other two.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sale's Defence.</hi> When I took my money on Wednesday night, I took a half crown; I got it changed, and afterwards we had a pint of beer; I went there the next morning, and I had a sixpence in my bag, a 5
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<hi rend="italic">Brown's Defence.</hi> When I gave the shilling, I did not know that I had any bad money; I cannot say where I took it; it was the first time I ever had a bad shilling in my life.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilkins' Defence.</hi> I did not know the shilling was bad; whether I took it of my master or at the public house I do not know; I flung it away; on the Thursday night I went there, and she came and said, "What did you do with the shilling?" I said, "What business is that to you?" a policeman came and searched me; I had nothing about me that was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. PLATT</hi>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-123" type="given" value="MAURICE"/>MAURICE LEON</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of No. 35, Long Acre. About 20th June the prisoner came for half an ounce of tobacco—my daughter served him, and he gave her what pretended to be a shilling—she took it up and gave it to me—on my looking at it, the prisoner said, "It has been a little worn, but it is all right"—it had at that time some appearance of silver on it; it has not now—I gave him 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and my wife gave him the tobacco, and he went from the shop—soon afterwards I put that shilling aside, and kept it separate from any other money; the next morning I discovered it was bad; it is a farthing—I am quite sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-124" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SPERLING</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, at No. 136, Long Acre. On Saturday, 26th June, the prisoner came about 8 o'clock—he asked for half an ounce of tobacco; I served him, and he produced a copper farthing, covered with liquid, to represent a shilling—he laid it down on the counter, and held his hand over the counter, to throw a shade on it, that I should not see it was bad—I took it up, and found, by rubbing it on my boot, that it came like copper—I said, "This is rather neatly got up, have you got any more?" he said, "No," and he was not aware that it was bad—I said, I should not let him go, till I got a policeman; he said, he had got it from a beer shop or public house, where he had been taking dinner—I gave him in custody with the coin; it has been filed at the edges.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-125" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GROVES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 83). On that Saturday evening, I was called to the shop of the last witness, and the prisoner was given into custody for uttering a counterfeit shilling—I produce these two farthings; one was given me by Mr. Leon, and the other by Mr. Sperling—the prisoner had no money on him—he gave an address, and I went there, but he was not known.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The address I gave was No. 17, Red Cross Street, Union Street, Borough.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, you said Red Cross Street, City—I will swear you said City; you never mentioned about the Borough.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are two genuine farthings, which have been</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-700-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">CROWDER</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart., M.P., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MECHI</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MICHAEL PRENDERGAST</hi>, Esq., Q.C.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Crowder and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 129). This knife was handed to me by the inspector, who is not here; he gave it to me to bring here; I did not see any one hand it to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-133" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PALMER</persName> </hi>. On 14th June, I was house surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital. I have lately resigned—on that evening, about half past 10 o'clock, Mrs. Dobson was brought there—she was seen by the surgeon in the hospital the same evening, and I examined her the following morning, and found her in a very debilitated state—she had a punctured wound in the centre of the collar bone, on the right side; it extended directly backwards; it was three or four inches deep, and about an inch wide, penetrating to the blade bone; it bled considerably—it most have been given with considerable violence with this instrument—this knife might have inflicted it—the point was stopped by the bone—she was in a very alarming state for two or three days—she had lost a good deal of blood—the danger was from the amount of fever—the wound must have been given from before, backwards; I mean, a thrust forwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The wound I suppose must have been near some vital part?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was within a very short distance of the carotid artery, and another artery also; there was also danger of wounding the lungs—there was no other wound or bruise.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have been for these three months past very unfor
<lb/>tunate, for want of employment, and obliged to walk about day and night without food, frequently for three days together; on the Monday night this unfortunate circumstance took place, I met with a few friends, and got drinking all day a good deal of spirits, which affected my head; I had not a place to lay my head down upon, and my mind was very excited, but I had not the slightest idea of seeing my wife, and what took place afterwards never entered my head; I have a faint recollection of seeing her, but what I did to her, or she to me, I know not; whether I took my hand out of my pocket to strike her, having the knife in my hand at the time, I know not; it must have been so; for I declare most solemnly, the thought of injuring her in any way, never entered into my mind; it must have been done when I lost all reason and control over myself: we have been married thirty-five years, but have not been living together for the last three years; though when we met we have been sociable, and never during the time we have been married have I ill used her, or any of my children, as she can testify; I solemnly declare, I had no premeditation; I have suffered very acutely since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-134" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SNELL</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> When I seized the prisoner he appeared to be excited, his face was flushed; he walked steadily enough—I cannot judge</p>
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<p>between excitation and intoxication; he walked very well with me—the inspector asked him at the station what he had got to say, and he said, "I did it"—that was the only defence he made.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on 2d Count.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-704-18580705 t18580705-704-punishment-29"/>Three Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Williams.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN PERRY</hi> </persName>,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580705-701-offence-1 t18580705-name-136"/>John Bamford</persName>.—He was also charged on the Coroner's inquisition with the like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-137" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-137" type="given" value="GEORGE ROSE"/>GEORGE ROSE INNES</persName> </hi>. I am an articled clerk. On 16th June, between 5 and 6 o'clock, I was opposite the end of Clifford's Inn Passage, or a little nearer St. Paul's than that—Fleet Street at that time was very clear—I heard the rattling of a cart, and some shouting—my attention was called to the prisoner, who was in a cart, driving a horse, which appeared to be gallop
<lb/>ing at about nine or ten miles an hour, going towards St. Paul's—I saw the deceased in front of the horse—he was a gentleman more than sixty years of age I should think—he appeared to have stepped off the flags, and either the horse's shoulder or a portion of the shaft struck him, I should say, in the chest; he was thrown down with considerable violence on his back—I do not think the wheel of the cart went over him—he was picked up by some policemen—immediately the horse struck the deceased, it plunged; the pri
<lb/>soner appeared to get it under his command again, and drove on a short distance further, and was then stopped by the police, or else he pulled up on their calling to him—several people shouted out directly the accident occurred, and shortly before as well—I should say that the prisoner was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Whereabouts were you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the opposite side to where the prisoner was—he was driving towards St. Paul's, and was close to the St. Dunstan's church side, and I was on the opposite side—his cart was about a yard, or a little more, from the kerb, on his pro
<lb/>per side—of course the bystanders shouted when they saw the horse so near the deceased, and I believe the prisoner shouted as well, and called out to the gentleman before the horse struck him; he was evidently very old—it was between Clifford's Inn and Fetter Lane, between the church and Fetter Lane—I am pretty well sure there is no passage between Clifford's Inn and Fetter Lane—of course I did not see the actual contact between the cart and the old gentleman, because I was on the other side of the way, and the horse was between me and him—when I first saw him, he was stepping from the flags; being so close, of course he was in front of the cart directly—I have lived all my life in London—I have very seldom driven, but I should say the pace would be eight or nine miles an hour; the horse appeared to be galloping when I looked—I believe a horse lifts both his legs at once when he gallops.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-138" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-138" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 315). On 16th June, I was on duty in Fleet Street, and at a little before 6 o'clock saw the prisoner in a cart driving—when I first saw him he was by the side of Praed's, the bankers, which is between Chancery Lane and St. Dunstau's, and was galloping at the rate of nine or ten miles an hour, towards St. Paul's—I saw the deceased attempting to cross Fleet Street, at the end of Clifford's Inn Passage, and saw the cart knock him down; at least, the horse or the shaft, I imagine—I was on the other side of the way, near Hoare's door—directly I saw the deceased knocked down I stepped across the street, and held up my hand for the prisoner to stop; he did so—the gentleman was afterwards taken to St. Bartholomew's hospital.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was your attention first attracted by a blow being struck by the cart?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I saw the cart coming; the street was perfectly clear; it was five minutes to 6 o'clock in the evening—when I first saw the cart it was by Praed's, the bankers; that was the first time I saw the cart or the prisoner—the street was perfectly clear—the prisoner was sitting on the off side, in the usual place where the driver sits, with the reins in his hand—it was a two-wheeled cart, used for newspapers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-139" type="given" value="NEWTON"/>NEWTON HELLAS</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon to Bartholomew's Hospital. On 16th June, at a little after 6 o'clock, the deceased was brought there—I examined him; he had a compound fracture of the left leg, close to the ankle—he died on the 28th June, of the shock to the constitution; he was over seventy years of age; his left leg was cut close to the ankle—what I have heard of in the evidence would produce what I saw.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-140" type="surname" value="BAMFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-140" type="given" value="THOMAS EDWIN"/>THOMAS EDWIN BAMFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a son of the deceased. His name was John Bamford.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-701-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580705-702-offence-1 t18580705-name-142"/>Edward John May</persName>, clerk, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WILMSHURST</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18580705-703-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for payment of 457
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. SALTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-144" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-144" type="given" value="HENRY FITZROY"/>HENRY FITZROY ELDER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and County Bank, at Tenterden; I have been so about five years. On 11th June, about 10 o'clock, the prisoner, whom I did not know before, brought this cheque for 457
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and presented it for payment with this letter—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Bull and Mouth, June 10th, 1858. Sir,—On the other side is a cheque for 457
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., as requested, addressed to W. Williams, Esq., Lincoln's Inn Fields."—"Jan. 10th, 1858, Tenterden. Pay to W. Williams, Esq., or bearer, 457
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., Henry Smith;" endorsed, "W. Williams")—I noticed the endorsement at that time—it had the appearance of having been recently written; it looked fainter than the writing of the body of the cheque, and evidently a piece of blotting paper had been passed over it, directly it was written; it was fainter than it is now—the prisoner's hand trembled, as he gave me the cheque, and my suspicion was at once aroused—he spoke as he came into the bank; he said, "Good morning"—I told him, that I knew nothing of Mr. Smith; we had no account, in his name, in the bank—he appeared very much surprised, and said that he could not understand it—he said, "Is it not a funny thing for a man to draw a cheque on a bank, when he has no account?"—I told him that it was occasionally done—he asked me, if it would be any good to call again; I told him yes, as there was a second post at half past 2 o'clock—I forget whether I told him the time; but I know I told him that there was a second post—he then asked me to write my answer on the cheque, and I wrote, "No account"—he said, "I received it in Lincoln's Inn Fields yesterday," but did not mention any name—he appeared very reluctant to leave the office, and I suppose he remained there four or five minutes—he appeared to be thinking, and seemed con
<lb/>fused; he looked on the ground—I saw him again, as I was crossing the road to communicate with the inspector; I had hardly opened the advices—he</p>
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<p>did not come to the bank again that day, but, about two minutes after he left, I saw him walking towards the Eight Bells—I had opened one letter before he came in; that was the bead office letter, from the parent office in London—after he had gone, I opened other letters; this is one of them—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Cranbrook, June, 1858. Sir,—My father wishes me to enclose you his cheque for payment of 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., for you to place to the credit of Henry Smith, Esq., whom my father has recommended to keep an account with you. Please acknowledge the receipt of the same by return of post, and oblige, Sir, yours respectfully, per E. Beaman, I. Beaman. To the Manager of the London and County Bank, Tenterden."
<hi rend="italic">A cheque on the London and County Bank was enclosed for</hi> 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">payable to Henry Smith, Esq., or bearer, dated, Tenterden, June</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.)—The form of that cheque is not like those that we were using at the time; I have never seen a cheque like this during the eight years I have been there—I afterwards opened this other letter—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Bull and Mouth Hotel, London, June 10th, 1858. Gentlemen,—Mr. Beaman, of Cranbrook, informs me that he has, this day, paid, into your bank, 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with which, at his recommendation, I request you will open the account. I am about purchasing an estate near you, upon which I intend to reside, and shall give you a call in a day or two, when I shall want a cheque book, &c. I have drawn one cheque for 457
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in favour of Mr. Williams, which is all I shall want at present. Yours respectfully, Henry Smith. To the London and County Bank. Please notice over the "i" in my name two dots, on all my cheques")—it was after reading those letters that I communicated with the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where did you receive the 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The post mark on the envelope is Tunbridge—I am aware that that is Mr. E. Beaman's place of residence—I am quite sure you did not tell me that you had received the cheque from Messrs. White and Reynolds; you told me you had received it from Lincoln's Inn Fields.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In going down from London to Headcorn, would he pass the Tunbridge station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; Headcorn is the station for Tenterden—I am not aware whether there is a letter box at the Tunbridge station—I do not know whether the train stopped there; I do not know what train he came by.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How was it that you had not opened the advice letter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had opened the advice—we never pay upon any other letter than the advice; never from letters of private individuals; we never open an account in that way—I had no particular reason for not opening the other letters when he expressed surprise; I should not have acted upon it, if I did—I could have communicated with the prisoner immediately afterwards, if I had felt disposed to pay—I had read all my letters before he had left the office two minutes; I had opened the letters purporting to come from Mr. Beaman and Mr. Smith, and had them in my hand—I suspected there was something wrong, from the prisoner's manner, and also from the signature, and that was the reason I did not mention it to him; I expected he would call again—I went to the police, and was prepared to give him in charge when he called again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-145" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RUSSELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective City policeman</hi>). On Thursday, 17th June, I saw the prisoner, in Weymouth Terrace, Hackney Road; he went into No. 29—I followed him, and said, "Mr. Wilmshurst, I wish to speak to you; you were at Tenterden last Friday"—I had not known him before—I am sure it was Friday I mentioned, and I said, "You presented a forged cheque at</p>
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<p>the bank there, for 457
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; can you give any explanation of this matter?" he said, "I can; I had it from Mr. White"—he afterward gave Mr. White's address, No. 58, Lincoln's Inn Fields—he then said, "I will give you the cheque," and asked his wife to go and fetch the cheque and the letter—his wife produced, in his presence, this envelope, containing a letter and the cheque; these are them—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "No. 58, Lincoln's Inn Fields, June 14, 1858. Sir, Mr. Williams requests us to inform you, that he wishes the amount due to him, 457
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., to be paid, without delay, by you to us, on his account; the only certain time to see one of us is between 12 and I o'clock. Yours respectfully, White and Reynolds. To H. Smith, Esq.")—I read the letter, and told him I did not consider it an explanation at all, and I should take him into custody, and search the house—I told him he would be charged with uttering the cheque for 457
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and another, for 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; he made no answer—I told him that I must search his house; I only wanted cheques and counterfoils of old cheques; he must let me have all the old cheques and counterfoils he had got; that would do for me—his wife then replied, that they were down stairs, she would go down and get them for me; and I went down with her—she said that she did not believe he had seen them for ten or twelve years—she showed me a number of papers, from which I took some old cheques and old counterfoils, and among them these three (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the prisoner present when you found them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but I produced them to him up stairs, and he said that he had not seen them, or some remark of that kind—I showed him the whole mass of cheques which I got from his wife, not these three in particular—I would not say that he made any remark.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> After you hud received the cheque and the letter of Mr. White, did not I wish you to go with me to Mr. White?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, you wished me to see Mr. White—you did not offer the slightest obstruction to my searching the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-146" type="given" value="EBENEZER"/>EBENEZER BEAMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a maltster, residing at Tunbridge; I also carry on business at Cranbrook. I have an account with the Cranbrook branch of the London and County Bank, and have done so since 1843, when the bank was established there—the letter produced is not my writing; I never gave any body authority to write it—it is not my son's writing, nothing like it—I know nothing of the cheque that was enclosed in that letter—I had never seen that cheque before 14th June—I know no person named Henry Smith—years ago I was acquainted with the prisoner's writing—there is a similarity in this letter to his writing, when I was familiar with it, that is twelve or thirteen years ago; I should say I think it is his writing, I believe it is; his hand might alter a little; it is similar to the writing of twelve or thirteen years ago—it is not in a disguised form, it is a natural form—I believe it is his writing—I received this letter of 14th June, within a day or two of that time—it is addressed to Mr. E. Beaman, Tnnbridge Wells; it went there, and then came back to Tunbridge—I can see the post mark of Tunbridge of 15th June—I know nothing whatever of the matters referred to in this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "London, June 14, 1858. Sir,—If you do not instantly return me the amount advanced you on the faith of your 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque, paid in by you at the Tunbridge Branch Bank, I shall take legal proceedings against you. My cheque for 457
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. is returned unpaid, and I am threatened to be arrested through you; you know where to find me, and what to do. Yours, &c., Henry Smith")—the London post mark of the 14th is on the</p>
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<p>face of this letter—there is a letter box at the Tunbridge station, in which passengers can put letters while the train is waiting there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You said you could not well remember my writing, as you had not seen it for thirteen years; why then do you swear that you fancy the writing produced is mine?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not sweat it; I could not do so much as that—I have my writing here on four cheques, passed through different banks in 1857—(
<hi rend="italic">At the request of the prisoner, the witness wrote his name on a sheet of paper</hi>)—I have not seen a cheque of a similar colour and character to this for twelve years—the bank use quite a different colour now—I received some of these sort twelve years ago, as a customer—I have not said to Jury that the signature to the 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque resembled mine; I have said, that as far as the letters
<hi rend="italic">"man"</hi> was concerned it resembled mine—the style of the writing on the cheque is similar to the note; I think it is yours—I do not think that your writing and mine are similar; it is possible you may have imitated the
<hi rend="italic">"man"</hi>—the
<hi rend="italic">"man"</hi> is an imitation of mine decidedly—it is not like my writing, and not the style in which I sign cheques—I always sign cheques with my Christian name at full length—the character of the writing is not my style of writing—I gave the threatening letter, signed "Smith," to Mr. Troughton, the manager of the bank, because he was as much concerned in the matter as myself; I gave it him the first time I met him—I swear I know nothing of Mr. Smith—I have not tried to bring a false accusation against you before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When the notes were abstracted from the bank parcel, brought by you from the London and Westminster Bank, did you not endeavour to fix the stigma of the guilty act upon me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, a few days after the notes were stolen, they were returned to the house of one of the partners, tied to the knocker of the door; I took no active steps to prove you guilty of it—we expressed our opinion that you were guilty of it—that is twelve or thirteen years since—you were retained in the London and County Bank for some few weeks afterward; I do not know for how long—nobody proceeded against you—you are half brother to my late wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In investigating the affairs of my father's bank and property, as executor, did I not discover and accuse you and your brother of acting fraudulently in respect of that property?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know anything about it—I have no recollection of such a thing—I know nothing of any such transaction—you did not charge me with it on any occasion, to the best of my knowledge; you had no occasion to do so—I offered no obstruction to you as executor of the estate—I never interfered with your duties as executor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean to say that the property was not absorbed in accommo
<lb/>dation bill transaction between your brother, Isaac Beaman, who is now in difficulties in the Borough, and yourself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; no such thing; there were no accommodation bills relating to your father's estate—your father sent hops to my brother, who is a hop factor, and he drew bills on the hops, nothing beyond that; they were all real transactions.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there the least pretence for saying that the signa
<lb/>ture to that cheque is yours?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, certainly not; I know nothing of Henry Smith, and knew nothing of this transaction till 14th June—it was before 1843 that the notes were abstracted; I was then a partner in the Cranbrook branch of the Weald of Kent Bank; I ceased to be so in 1843—these four cheques were all drawn by me in 1857; that is the form now used by the London and County Bank—I invariably sign my Christian name at full length.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-147" type="given" value="NICOLAS"/>NICOLAS WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with Mr. Reynolds; we carry on</p>
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<p>business as surveyors at No. 58, Lincoln's Inn Fields. I know the prisoner; I procured him employment since last May—I never gave him any cheque to receive for me at Tenterden; this letter of 14th June purports to be a copy; it is not my writing, or my partner's; I know nothing about it—I know nothing about Henry Smith, who is referred to there; it is not at all like my writing—I know nothing of this letter dated 10th June, signed "Henry Smith;" I think it is the prisoner's writing; I am acquainted with the character of his writing: the signature, Henry Smith, looks very much like his—the body of the letter is not so distinct as the signature; I think it is like his, I am acquainted with his writing—I should know it, I am well acquainted with it—this letter, purporting to come from Mr. Beaman's son, is the prisoner's writing; there is no question about it—I have a confident belief that that is his.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are the directions for the journeys for which you employed me, in your hand writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have given you written directions at different times for journeys—(
<hi rend="italic">Looking at some papers produced by Russel, the officer</hi>)—this is my writing—I never had any correspondence with Mr. Smith or Mr. Williams—I was not in town on 12th of June, therefore I could not have sent you to Tenterden; I was at Bristol on that day, and had been for a day or so—I did not, on 14th June, give you a letter acknowledging the cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In a letter of yours addressed to me at Salisbury, you say, "a friend of yours, who does not wish his name, under any circumstances, to be mentioned, has left with me, on your account, 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in good deeds, and I am offered other deeds in addition, with a view of obtaining your release;" will you explain what you have done with that property?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never had the pro
<lb/>perty, therefore I cannot give any explanation—I have no recollection of writing such an extraordinary letter as that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever write a letter to him there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is possible I may have written to him at Salisbury, but I think not. I wrote to Dr. Finch, not about property, but endeavouring to get the prisoner released from a Lunatic Asylum, where he was then in confinement, at Salisbury—I thought at that time he was not a lunatic; that was three or four years ago.—(
<hi rend="italic">Russell produced the papers found on the prisoner, but no such letter as that referred to was amongst them.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Have you not received a letter of credit for 1,200 thalers on the bank of Frankfort-on-the-Maine, from a gentleman at Maid
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I received a letter of credit on your account from somebody at Haidstone; I do not know the name now—you asked me one day if I would take possession of a document which you had, as you did not consider it was in safe hands—you told me it was in the hands of the chief of the police of Kent—I said I should have no objection, and a day or two afterwards a letter came, signed by somebody upon stamped official paper, which I took posses
<lb/>ion of, and locked up for you—when I read in the paper the account of your apprehension, I believe I spoke to the solicitor about it on the same day, and handed it to the officer.—(
<hi rend="italic">Russell stated that this document was in the posses
<lb/>ion of the police at Maidstone, where it was the subject of some inquiry.</hi>)—I did not say that I was corresponding with a house in New York, with whom papers had been lodged as security, in connection with that letter of credit—I did not say that, in case the 457
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was paid, I should be able to pay you something on account of the property deposited with me by you—I got you employment, indirectly, through Messrs. Fletcher and Co.—it is wrong to say that Fletcher and Co. have suddenly retired, and are not to be found—one</p>
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<p>of the parties is to be found; I allude to Mr. Milsom—he is not also a partner of mine—I am on very intimate terms with him—I am aware that he is a returned convict; I was told that fact somewhere about three years back; I did not know it previously—I have no doubt there is such a person as Mr. Fletcher; I cannot give his address—I know Milsom's address—when I said I induced Fletcher and Co. to give you employment, I meant the partner—they carried on business as civil engineers and surveyors—I never knew Fletcher personally; my acquaintance was with Milsom—they gave you 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week as clerk—I do not know that you resigned your appointment with them in consequence of their fraudulent transactions—you did not resign, you were dismissed—it is not the fact that they absconded and went away; Mr. Milsom is there now—I believe some arrangement was made with you that you should have the offices, and I believe you had them for a week or two, but when you were arrested the partner went back again, and is there now—I cannot form any opinion whether his object is to get you out of the way—I know Mr. Milsom's private address—my own private address is at Burham Terrace, Camberwell—my partner, Mr. Reynold's is abroad, and has been for a month past or more; he is on pleasure—we are house and land surveyors; that is the only business I have—I have not had access to all your papers relating to your case while you were in the Asylum—I knew nothing of the case except what I was told—I did not tell the Lord Mayor that I had known you for fifteen years; that was a newspaper report; I said for years—I first became acquainted with you about four years ago—I have reason to be sure that you have an enmity against me, from what took place at the Mansion House—you were treated with every kindness and considera
<lb/>tion by us, and you have made a very bad return for it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. SALTER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you knew that Milsom was pardoned, and that he returned to this country under that pardon?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do; he has since then maintained a respectable position up to this time—it is not true that I have now in my hands any property belonging to the prisoner, and I never had, except that singular document which he asked me to take care of—this letter is a very good imitation of my writing; the paper the prisoner has produced is my writing, this is not—this "as" has been practised upon; I did not see that before; it has evidently been altered—the letter produced from the prisoner's possession, purporting to be signed White and Reynolds, is not my writing; it is a clever imitation of it; there are two or three words in it which are clumsy imitations; it is dated 14th June—I was not at Bristol on the 14th; I was on the 12th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did the prisoner come out of the Lunatic Asylum at Salisbury?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know the date. I have only known him out since May last, or a short time earlier—since he has been out he has been in full posses
<lb/>sion of his senses—I have not observed any incapacity of mind about him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-148" type="given" value="ELLIS JOHN"/>ELLIS JOHN TROUGHTON</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Cranbrook branch of the London and County Bank, and live at Cranbrook. I know Mr. Ebenezer Beaman, and have done so fop fifteen years; he has kept an account at our bank for that period—I am acquainted with his signature—this cheque for 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is not in his writing, nor is the letter which accompanied the cheque in his son's writing—we have no cheques in use now of the form on which this 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is written; we have ceased to use that form for these ten years—I cannot say whether this 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque came from the same book as these three others; these are not numbered—in 1846, the prisoner had an account at our bank—he had a cheque book, as a customer, and he drew cheques on</p>
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<p>the bank; the form he used was similar to this—he ceased to be a customer in 1846—I recollect bis handwriting; I cannot say that the letter signed "Beaman" is the same, or the cheque for 457
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have an opinion about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were not similar cheque books given to Mr. Beaman and other customers at that time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; all our customers had the same sort of books—the signature to the 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque is something like Mr. Beaman's—Mr. Beaman gave me the letter signed "Henry Smith," because I asked him for it; I thought it might assist in the case—he made no remark about it, except that he knew nothing about it—you were a clerk with me for about six weeks—I never knew anything against you while you were with me—I think, if the bank had believed you guilty of abstracting the notes that have been referred to, they certainly would not have continued to employ you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. SALTER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say, you think the name of "Beaman," on that cheque, is something like Mr. Beaman's signature?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is—as a signature to a cheque, it is quite dissimilar; he always signs his name at full length—the character of the writing is something like his; I think it is not his—I would not have paid it, if it had been presented to me; I should not have thought it was his, even from the character of the writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WESTON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Railway Hotel, at Headcorn, which is nine miles from Tenterden; it is the nearest station to Tenterden, on the down line; in coming there from London, you pass Tumbridge. The prisoner came to my house, on Thursday, 10th June; he came by the mid-day train, which arrived at Headcorn at 12.4—he asked if there was a
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi> to Tenterden; I said, not till about 7 o'clock in the evening—he left my house about 7 o'clock, by that
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi>, for Tenterden—he gave me a carpet bag to take care of during his absence (it is the carpet bag produced by Rustell)—he returned the fol
<lb/>lowing day, between 12 and 1 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I appear afraid or alarmed, while I was with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not a bit; you were as familiar and pleasant as I ever saw a gentleman—you did not look like a person running away from justice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-150" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-150" type="surname" value="FOSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-150" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH FOSTER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Eight Bells, at Tenterden. The prisoner came to that house, on Thursday night, 10th June—after breakfast, in the morning, he asked me for a pen and ink, and took it into the smoking room—I think it was a quill pen, I am not certain about it; it was black ink—I do not know what he did with the pen; he went in there alone—he was there for five or ten minutes—when he came out, he went in the direc
<lb/>tion of the bank—he had no blotting paper, that I know of—he had a pocket book; when I went into the room once or twice, I saw the pocket book—I did not notice what he was doing when I went in; he was not writing—I never saw him writing—he returned in about a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes—a gentleman named Collins came into the bar, and said "Good morning" to him, and the prisoner said "Good morning" to Mr. Collins—Mr. Collins said, "I think I know your face, Sir;" the prisoner said, "I do not know that I know you, Sir, but I come from Lincoln's Inn Fields"—the prisoner left the house about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour afterwards; that was the last I saw of him—before leaving, he asked at what time the market commenced; I told him, and he said he should return by the after
<lb/>noon market—his bag was left at our place until Russell had it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When people settle their accounts at inns, do they generally return?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Sometimes they do, and sometimes not; we thought you would return, as you left your carpet bag—you seemed confused when Mr. Collins</p>
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<p>said he thought he knew you—I am quite sure you said you should return to our house in the afternoon.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TIMMS</persName> </hi>. I am head porter at the Queen's Hotel, St. Martin's-le-grand; it was formerly the Bull and Mouth. There is no other Bull and Mouth in London, that I know of—it is my duty to take the names of all the persons that come to the house—we had no such name as Henry Smith entered on our books, as stopping at the house, on 9th, 10th, or 11th of June</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are the names of all the persons who come to your hotel entered in a book?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; all that come with any luggage we always ask their names, as a general rule; if any person left directions with us to receive letters for them, it would be done, without their names being entered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner read a long defence, in which he stated that he received the cheque for 457</hi>l
<hi rend="italic">. 10</hi>s
<hi rend="italic">. from Mr. White, on llth June, and by hit directions went to Tenterden, and presented it; that on his return, Mr. While was from home, but on seeing him on the 14th, and letting him know payment was refused, he treated it very lightly, and told him not to be uneasy; but that on refusing to leave the office, without satisfying his mind on the subject, Mr. White handed him the letter signed "Henry Smith," professing to explain it; still not feeling satisfied, Mr. White assured him, that Williams was an agent of his, and he then wrote a copy of the letter, requesting payment of the 457</hi>l
<hi rend="italic">. 10</hi>s
<hi rend="italic">., which he gave to his wife to keep; he further stated that he could have no motive for committing the offence, whereas Mr. White had every motive for getting rid of him, that he might retain possession of his property, and prevent his giving any account of the fraudulent proceedings of their firm. The prisoner handed in various papers to the Jury, some in his own, and some in Mr. White's writing, and requested them to compare them with the documents produced.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NICHOLAS WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> Some of these are my writing—I had no account at the London and County Bank in 1843, and never had—I did not know Mr. Beaman; I never saw him until we met at the prisoner's house. (
<hi rend="italic">At the request of the Jury, the witness made a copy of one of the letters produced.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-152" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC BEAMAN</persName> </hi>. This letter, signed I. Beaman, is not my writing; I never saw that letter until to-day, or this cheque either.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How came you not to come here as a witness in the first instance?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was not summoned; I had no other reason—I know nothing about a Mr. Henry Smith, or Mr. Williams.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury, believing him to be the dupe of others.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Russell, the officer, stated that the prisoner had been previously convicted of forgery upon the London and County Bank, and sentenced to be transported for life.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Williams and the First Jury.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-155" type="given" value="EMANUEL"/>EMANUEL ELLERBECK</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, and live at Alfred Place, Ball's Pond. The prisoner is my wife—she has left me on several occasions, and I have taken her back again—once she was away for four years—she left me last at Easter—I did not turn her out; she went out saying she should not</p>
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<p>be gone above an hour and a half, and I did not see her again for three days—I then found, that while I was out she had been and taken some of the things away, and got herself a room—she came back on the Monday follow
<lb/>ing, and wanted to return home, but I said I would not receive her any more—she has been living separate from me ever since Easter—on the evening of 15th June, when I came home, I found my room door locked—I broke it open, and found her inside, sitting on the floor—I said, "What are you doing here?" she said, "I am your wife, and where you are, I will be"—I told her she should not, and if she would not go out, I would carry her out—I took hold of her by the shoulders and under her legs, and carried her down as far as the first landing—I then dropped her legs, because she was punching me in the face, and pulling my hair—I then took hold of her by the two shoulders, and held her before me down the stairs, holding her, not letting her go—I made her go down before me—when I got within four steps of the bottom, I found that she was falling forward, and, to prevent her from hurting herself, I tried to recover her, and overbalanced myself, and went over into the pas
<lb/>sage, and she on the top of me—I found that I had broken my arm—I can recollect her being on the top of me, punching away at me with something, but I was nearly stunned, and do not recollect much else, only calling out "Murder!"—I was partly insensible—when I came to my senses, I was lying in the passage where I fell—I put my hand to the back of my head, and found it covered with blood—I was taken to the German Hospital, Dalston, and have been there up to last Tuesday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> All he says is false; when I fell I lost my senses; I had no knife.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not see her with any knife myself—there was no one but her near enough to do it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-156" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOWE</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of No. 11, Alfred's Place, Ball's Pond, where Ellerbeck was living. I am employed where he is, and came home with him on the evening of 15th June—my wife told him that his wife was up stairs—he went up, and I and my wife followed him—the door was locked—he broke it open, and the prisoner was sitting on the floor—he asked what she did there—she said, where her husband was there she had a right to be—he said, "If you don't go quietly, I shall carry you down"—he took her up in his arms, and carried her down one flight; he then let go of her legs, and they got within three or four stairs of the bottom, when he fell over her—he said, "Oh, my God! Howe, I have broken my arm; I am done"—the next moment my wife said, "She has got a knife," and she took hold of her left hand, and the back of her hair, and I took the knife from her right hand—she said, if it was twenty years hence she would do for him; she did not care if she went to the gallows for him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He tells the story just the same as my husband; they are great friends, and drink together.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I have known him in the neighbour
<lb/>hood for about twelve years—he was not drunk; she had had a little, but she perfectly knew what she was about—his manner was not at all aggra
<lb/>vating to her, he said he did not wish to hurt a hair of her head, if she would go quietly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-157" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN HOWE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of last witness. On 15th June, the prisoner came to the house, about 10 o'clock—she went up to her husband's room; I went up, and told her to go out—she said, she should not go out, it was her husband's room—when he came home, I went up with him with a candle—she had locked herself in—he broke the door open, aud carried herdown stairs; I was behind them—I saw him fall, and, after he fell, I saw her stab him with a knife, while he was on the ground; she cut him behind the ear, across the</p>
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<p>neck, and across the cheek and eye—the fourth time she went, I caught hold of the hair of her head, and held her down; she was going to stab him in the breast—she said she would be the death of him; she did not care if she went to the gallows.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I had no knife, and that she knows; I never lifted my hand to him the sixteen years we have been married.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> The policeman has the knife—she did not seem to be in liquor; I think she was quite aware of what she was doing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-158" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BRENNAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 505). I received the prisoner into custody from Howe—he gave me this knife at the same time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-159" type="surname" value="HOWE"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-159" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOWE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is the knife I took from the prisoner—I gave it to the policeman instantly; it was then quite shiny and bright.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-160" type="surname" value="ELLERBECK"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-160" type="given" value="EMANUEL"/>EMANUEL ELLERBECK</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The wounds were only superficial, they were not very deep; one went in behind the ear; if it had gone a little further it might have killed me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I had no knife; it must have been put there, and put into the policeman's hands; my husband does not know what to swear to get rid of me; he has promised me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week if I would leave him; I have four children, and he has four children by another woman; I was starving about for days before this, and he would not give me a penny; he has used me very ill, I am covered with bruises from him, and he broke my right wrist about nine months ago.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-161" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-161" type="surname" value="ELLERBECK"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-161" type="given" value="EMANUDEL"/>EMANUDEL ELLERBECK</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> It is false; I deny it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-162" type="surname" value="HOWE"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-162" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOWE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> She had no knife in her hand till she got on the stairs; she must have taken it from her dress—it is her own knife, a shoemaker's knife; she works at shoe making—Ellerbeck had only lodged in my house a week.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of Unlawfully Wounding.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-704a-18580705 t18580705-704a-punishment-32"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES BLAGG</hi> (21)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 12 orders for the payment of 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 311
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in money, the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18580705-706-offence-1 t18580705-name-166"/>Great Northern Railway Company</persName>, his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police sergeant, S</hi> 20). I was on duty in Pratt Street station, on the night of 24th May—I remember Mrs. Rayment coming, and bringing with her this box, and a key that would open it; it contains 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver money, and some cheques of the Great Northern Railway.</p>
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<persName id="t18580705-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-168" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-168" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH RAYMENT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Rayment, of No. 17, Stanmore Street, St. Pancras. My son George came home on Monday night, 24th May, from ten minutes to a quarter past 10 o'clock; he brought with him this cash box—I did not think it of any value at first; I after
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<p>found a key that would open it; I found what it contained, and took it to the police station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far is it from your house to the King's Cross station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About five minutes' walk—it was from 10 to a quarter past 10 o'clock when my son came home; that is his usual time for coming home—I am quite sure it was that time; I had a clock in my kitchen, and I noticed the time from my clock—I had no particular reason for looking at it; I do not always look at it; I looked because he brought the cash box—I thought at first it was his mistress's, and that he would have to go out again—he said that he found it; I said that it was of no value—I shook it, and thought it was stones—I afterwards found a key of it on my bunch—I felt uneasy, and took it to the station; it was then a good bit after 11 o'clock—I did not feel uneasy at first; I thought it was of no value; I thought it might have been thrown into the street.</p>
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<persName id="t18580705-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-169" type="surname" value="RAYMENT"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-169" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RAYMENT</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness. I am an errand boy—I went home to my mother's, on the night of 24th May, with this cash box—I picked it up between No. 12 and No. 14, Stanmore Street, where I live; it was lying in the gutter—I gave it to my mother; I afterwards went with her to the police station.</p>
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<persName id="t18580705-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-170" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY EDWARDS</persName> </hi>, (
<hi rend="italic">Police sergeant, S</hi> 21). On the morning of 25th May, I went to the station in Pratt Street, between 1 and 2 o'clock; I saw this cash box there, and, in consequence of what Martin said, I went to Mrs. Rayment, and got a key from her; I opened the box, and found what was in it; I found a cheque in it, and went to the King's Cross station; I went with a sergeant of the railway to the coal office; I examined the doors; both the doors were fast; the sergeant called up Bryant; he came and opened the outer door of the coal office with a key that was in the lodge—there was no appearance whatever of violence about the door—I went up stairs; I found there an iron safe, with the doors wide open; a large cash box was in it—after that Bryant left, and came back with the prisoner, who said that the lock must have been picked—I observed that it was one of Chubb's locks, and it was not very easy to pick them—I asked the prisoner what was gone, and he named a quantity of gold and silver, and some notes, and a cash box; he did name the sum, but I did not put it down at the moment; it was 239
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I think, in gold, about 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in notes, and about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver; he said it was in the safe; he said the gold and silver was in bags, and there was some money in a cash box—there was a cash box in the safe, which was a great deal larger than this one which was found—this is the one that was left in the safe (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>;) this was locked—I examined the window of the coal office; I did not find any trace whatever of any person having come in at the window—I found a good many more papers on the desk by the windows; they appeared as if nothing had been disturbed—it had been a very boisterous night, but it was not then so windy as it had been—some of those papers were near the windows; there was nothing at all on them to keep them from being blown about—I mentioned that I thought it must be done by daylight, and the prisoner said that could not have been, for he did not leave till half past 9 o'clock—he produced the key of the safe; he tried the key himself; it locked and unlocked it very easily; there was no appearance whatever of the lock having been tampered with—he produced the key from his pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see Bryant open the outer door with the key?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was a large key—it was a first floor room; there were three or four windows in it—I looked out at the windows; one side looks on</p>
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<p>the canal, and the other on the company's premises—I should think the height of the back windows must be about sixteen feet, and the front about twelve feet—this large cash box was found in the safe; I did not notice whether there were any other boxes in the safe; there were books—the pri
<lb/>soner came in at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far is that office from the lodge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Fifteen or twenty yards—no person could get in without passing the lodge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-171" type="surname" value="BRYANT"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-171" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BRYANT</persName> </hi>. I am the messenger in the coal department of the railway. I live at a cottage next to the coal office—the premises are entered by large folding gates, from St. Pancras Road—I have a lodge, in which I am night and day—the large folding gates are closed at night, about 9 o'clock—if any one came after that, the policeman at the lodge would answer—the policeman is not at my lodge; he has a box to himself; he is there all night—there is not a small gate; persons come in at the great gates—I remember the night of this robbery, 24th May—I was in my lodge that night—I was in bed when this took place; I went to bed about half past 9 o'clock—the name of the policeman on duty is Allistone; he had not come; the other policeman, Cox, who is relieved by Allistone, had not left when I went to bed—they usually change at 6 o'clock, but there was an excursion that day—on the monring of the 25th, I was called by Sergeant Edwards, about 3 o'clock; I saw Alli
<lb/>stone there—I procured the key of the coal office from Allistone's box; that is where it is usually kept—it was the habit of the prisoner, when he left, to hang up that key in that box—having obtained it, I went to the door of the coal office, and opened it with the key; it opened the lock readily in the usual way—I went up stairs with the policeman, and found the safe open, and robbed—I went and called the prisoner; he lodged with me; he was in bed—I told him what had occurred, and he came down to try hit key.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long did the prisoner lodge with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He lodged and boarded with me about three years and a half; he paid 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week; my house is close to the folding gates—there is another entrance to the premises at Maiden Lane; that is a long distance from our place—there is a porter stationed there, and a police lodge at that gate—supposing you were in the premises, near the coal place, there is a communication between that and the other gate in Maiden Lane—a person might come in at the Maiden Lane gate, and go out the same way—that gate may be from four to five hundred yards from the coal office; there are windows on the ground floor of the coal office; they open to the canal, and, on the other side, they open on the road inside the premises, for the service of the company.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can any one get from the canal to the footpath between the canal and the windows?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but there is a policeman there night and day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many windows are there on the ground floor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Five in the lower office—there are four windows in the room where the safe is, two of them towards the premises, and two towards the canal—when you are in the office, you go up stairs to the room where the safe is, and where the cash box was—there is a door to the staircase from the coal office, but that door was not kept locked—it was exactly 3 o'clock when I got up—the prisoner sleeps in the next room to me—I went out first, and then I came back for him—I begged him to get up—when I came back the second time he was dressing—I believe he came out in his shirt sleeves—I did not hear him make the first exclamation that somebody must have picked the lock—I left him talking with the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say there is an entrance from Maiden Lane into</p>
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<p>the Company's premises, is that on the other side of the main line of the rail
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it is closed by gates, in the centre of which is a box, which the policeman is in. The windows of the coal office, next the Company's premises, are low; you might reach them with your hand—next the towing path, I should think, they are fourteen or fifteen feet.</p>
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<persName id="t18580705-name-172" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-172" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL ALLISTONE</persName> </hi>. I am a constable at the Great Northern Railway, No. 51. On the night of 24th May, I was on duty at those gates—I recollect the prisoner coming to me with the key of the outer door of the coal office, about 25 minutes before 10 o'clock—I hung the key upon a nail inside the gate house, in my lodge—when the prisoner brought the key, I said, "All right, Mr. Blagg?" he said, "Yes;" I said, "All in?" he said, "Yes;" upon that he went into Bryant's house—he came out again a little before 10 o'clock—he had altered his dress; he had a large overcoat on when he came out, very large and very loose—I believe this is the coat—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at one</hi>)—it was raining very hard, and I said, "It is a wet night, Mr. Blagg; not much of a night for walking;" he said, "No, but I must go"—he went out of the coal gates, and down the tram-road—as soon as he was gone, I ex
<lb/>amined the premises, and all was safe—I examined the door of the coal office, it was all safe—the prisoner came back that night between 12 and 1 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the windows, both on the upper floor and the ground floor, are always left unfastened—I am not aware, I have been on duty there going on for five years—what I have described as having happened that night, has happened on other nights—the prisoner was in the habit of going out after his dinner and returning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18580705-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-173" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-173" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 3, Adam and Eve Place, St. Pancras Road. I am a house painter—on the morning of 25th May, at a little after 5 o'clock, I found a canvas bag, containing silver, near my door—the bag was very wet—I took it to my master; he tied it up and sealed it—there was 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in it—my place is about ten minutes' walk from the coal office; a very short distance from Stanmore Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know the Maiden Lane gate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it is about ten minutes' walk from where I found this bag, which is about two minutes' walk from Stamford Street—the main road, the Pancras Road, would take you from the Maiden Lane gate to where this bag was—I live in Adam and Eve Place, which leads from St. Pancras Road, by the Adam and Eve tavern—this bag was lying close by the Adam and Eve wall, not four yards from the road—Pratt Street leads out of the St. Pancras Road, and Stanmore Street crosses Pratt Street—supposing a person goes from St. Pancras Road to Pratt Street, and from there to Stanmore Street, they can get round from there to the Adam and Eve, without going into Pratt Street again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The gate that you know leads into Maiden Lane?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, there is a gate leading to the coal department—I do not exactly know he name of the road that it comes into; I believe it is York Street—to go from my house to Maiden Lane, I should go along St. Pancras Road; I do not know any other way—I believe there is a turning before you come to king's Cross; I have never been there.</p>
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<persName id="t18580705-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18580705-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-174" type="surname" value="SELF"/>
<interp inst="t18580705-name-174" type="given" value="LIONEL"/>LIONEL SELF</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 22, Charrington Street, Somers Town. No. 26, is the corner house—on the morning of 25th May, about half past 8 o'clock, I went into my garden, that is divided from Pratt Street by a wall—a person in Pratt Street could throw anything into my garden—I found a hag there; I believe this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it was cut open, and was very wet—it had been raining during the night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know the entrance to the station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes,</p>
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<p>both of them; one is from St. Pancras Road, and the other from Maiden Lane—to go round from one to the other, without going through the Com
<lb/>pany's premises, would take about twenty minutes or a quarter of an hour—Maiden Lane gate opens into Maiden Lane, which comes down to King's Cross, and leads to the Cattle Market—it does not run parallel with the St. Pancras Road—there is the width of the station between them—if I come out of Maiden Lane gate, it would take me about a quarter of an hour to get to St. Pancras Road—I am in St. Pancras Road, as I am past the King's Cross station—I live at No. 22, Charrington Street—my brother's is No. 26, the corner house—the bag was at No. 26—Pratt Street is the only place it could have been thrown from; it is a few yards from the main road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Supposing a person came out of Maiden Lane gate, might they turn to go to the Cattle Market, or turn the other way to King's Cross?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and going up the St. Pancras Road you would go back again, round the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18580705-name-175" type="given" value="WILLIAM SMITH"/>WILLIAM SMITH BETTS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the office of the Great Northern Railway Company. On the morning of the 25th, between 9 and 10 o'clock, the prisoner made a statement, before the general manager, of where he had been on the night of the robbery—I made some rongh notes of what passed—he said that he left that night about half-past 9 o'clock, rather earlier than usual, and placed the cash in the safe—this bag was shown him, and he said that it was the bag in which the money was put—he said that he left the premises about 10 o'clock or a few minutes before 10 o'clock, and went to see his doctor, Mr. Taylor, in the New Road; he could not tell the number, but it was between Mabledon Place and St. Pancras Church; that he was at home, and he saw him at a quarter past 10 o'clock; that he afterwards went to Burton Crescent to see some friends, whom he named, at a public house, not by appointment, he usually went there—he said that, on leaving the coal station, he went down Wharf Road, Brewer Street, and Skinner Street, into the New Road; that he was last in the office, and placed the last cash in the safe at half-past 9 o'clock, and then turned the gas off; that he carried the cash up himself from his drawers, and locked the safe; that the cash was in the leather bag produced—he produced the key of the leather bag and unlocked it; he said "This key is always attached to this bunch," which he produced—he said he always carried the keys with him as they were important he said he was positive he locked the safe, because there are two distinct operations in locking it—and that he had tried the door afterwards, and that he could not account for the door being unlocked—he said, "It looks very serious against me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He told you the name of his doctor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; Dr. Taylor—it was on the 25th the prisoner stated this—I did not question him; Mr. Seymour Clark did—I do not know whether that was after the money had been found in his box—I know the position of the coal office, but not the position of the safe—I have been in the coal office on the ground floor—I do not know of more than one room on the lower floor, that is the room in which they receive orders—I should say there are five or six clerks there.</p>
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