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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CARDEN, MAYOR. TWELFTH 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, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>.—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR.
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-1" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEO. CARROLL</persName> </hi>, Knt. Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIPS</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES RICHARDS</hi> (32)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL PATCHING</hi> (23)</persName>, were indicted for
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 93
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<interp inst="t18581025-936-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, the property of
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<interp inst="t18581025-938-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 660). On 22d September, about a quarter-past 7, I was in Bishopsgate-street, and saw the prisoner put his hand into three gentlemen's pockets and get nothing, and then into a fourth from which he took this handkerchief (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and put it into his trousers pocket—I pointed him out to another constable who followed him up Clark's-place, while I went round Camomile-street and met him in Clark's-place—directly he saw me, he took the handkerchief from his pocket and threw it over a hoarding—I took him in custody—the other constable found the handkerchief and gave it to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 659). Watkins spoke to me in Bishopsgate-street and I followed the prisoner up Clark's-place and saw him throw something over a hoarding—Watkins took him at the top of Clark's-place, and I went to the other side of the hoarding and found this handker
<lb/>chief (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You knocked at the door and then got the key from a person in the court, and after you had been in five minutes you could not find anything.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I found it in less than three minutes—I had a candle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> If this man had seen me pick a pocket, would not he have gone and told the gentleman?—there was a little boy walking up the court and he must have thrown something over the hoarding.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A gaoler named Partridge deposed to his having been 8 times in Holloway prison.
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver—there were two florins, some half-crowns, two shillings, and six six
<lb/>pences—I handed the two florins to Mr. Hooper, and the other marked money I put in a bag and took it to the shop next day; and just before the prisoner returned from dinner I cleared the till and put in 21
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I then left the shop for a few minutes leaving the prisoner in charge of it—I returned in five minutes, sent the prisoner upstairs on some excuse, then examined the till and found 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a shilling of which was marked—the prisoner returned within three minutes and I asked him what customers he had had during my absence and what they had purchased?—he made no answer—I told him that a customer had been in and paid two florins and there was only one in the till, and asked him what he had done with the other—after some little hesitation, he said, "It is in my pocket, Sir,"—he took it out, handed it to Mr. Hooper who was present with the officer, and I left them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-18" type="given" value="STEPHEN WASTEL"/>STEPHEN WASTEL HOOPER</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer of 45, Fleet-street—on Tuesday evening, 19th October, I saw some florins marked at the station-house, one of which has since been handed to me—I was present when the prisoner took it out of his pocket—he handed it to me—he was in my employ as porter, but Purcell has the management of the business—I have very little to do with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I do not deny the 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but I was not in Mr. Hooper's employ
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<p>was employed by Mr. Purcell for Barnum, Breddall, & Co.—I have often been the loser of money.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> My principal business is that of a stationer in Fleet-street—I carry it on under the name of Barnum, Breddall, & Co. that it may not interfere with my other business.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EBENEZER PURCELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you engage the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, at 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, subject to Mr. Hooper who was there at the time—he asked for a rise and I gave it him at the end of the month—he was not out of pocket through the business at all; I have always paid his omnibus fare when it was necessary—he only had charge of the till for a few minutes, if I happened to go out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-19" type="given" value="THEODORE GEORGE"/>THEODORE GEORGE CROW</persName> </hi>. I am a machine ruler, of 6, Sidmouth-street, Gray's-inn-road—on Wednesday last, between 11 and 12 o'clock, I received two florins from Mr. Hooper—I went to the shop soon after 2, saw the prisoner, and bought of him half a pound of tea at 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and half a pound of sugar at 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I gave the same florins to the prisoner—I was told that they were marked, but did not look to see—the prisoner put them in the till and took 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from the till and gave to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 348). On Tuesday evening, about 9 o'clock, I marked some money at the station-house; there were two florins among it—on the 20th, I was at the shop and saw the prisoner hand Mr. Hooper one of the marked florins—I took him to the station, searched him, and found on him one florin, three shillings, one of which was one of the marked ones, and 8 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I do not deny taking the 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. but it was money I had paid out of my own pocket on the Company's business at different times—Mr. Hooper was not my employer, it was Mr. Purcell who engaged me for Barnum, Breddall, & Co.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-940-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-940-18581025 t18581025-940-punishment-5"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GABRIEL</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18581025-941-offence-1 t18581025-name-24"/>William Harman</persName>, stealing 20 handkerchiefs, 220 pieces of foreign coin, and other goods, value 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money, his property.—
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581025-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581025-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-25" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 16 1/2, Emmett-street, Poplar—I am a clothier—I don't particularly deal in old coins, but we take more foreign money than we do English. On the morning of 20th August I came down about a quarter before 7 o'clock—I had gone to bed about a quarter or twenty minutes before 12 the night before—I sleep on the premises—I came down to turn off the gas—I locked the front entrance to my warehouse securely myself—the back door was locked by a young woman. On coming down in the morning, I found my counting-house all in disorder—my desk was removed; one of the sea-chests was opened, and all the foreign coin was gone—it consisted of coins of different nations; there was a coin of Henry</p>
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<p>the Fifth, six Mexican sun dollars; there were Russian, Norwegian, Swedish, Prussian, and other coins—I lost about 200 as near as I can tell—I have since seen about thirty of them; they were placed in a sea-chest and locked in—I had always been in the habit of keeping these coins in that chest—there were sixteen other sea-chests beside that one—Thomas Lovesay was in my service from ten to twelve months, but not at the time of the burglary—he had an opportunity of knowing where these moneys were kept, because he was employed by me to take out English money—he always saw me take it from the sea-chest—I think he left me early in June this year—I also lost some India silk handkerchiefs, and a red check Baltic shirt, and about fourteen spun silk handkerchiefs, that is a mixture of silk and cotton, and a silk lawn cap—I did not miss the cap till afterwards; when it was shown to me I immediately recognised it—there was an umbrella found; it was my property, but that I did not miss at the time; it was safe the night before—I found in my counting-house an iron crowbar or jemmy, and a south-wester; they do not belong to me—on discovering my loss, I went to the police-station, and had some bills printed—after the prisoner Dunn was taken, we went to Henry Lovesay's house, and searched a box belonging to him, and in it was a pair of doe-skin trousers belonging to me, and a few foreign coins—I had similar ones in my possession, but I had no marks on them—up-stairs we found five cotton handkerchiefs belonging to me, and we also found a book belonging to me—they all belong to me, but they must have been taken some time before; they were not there the night before—Thomas Lovesay was not at his brother's, but I saw him afterwards, and he acknowledged having taken the handkerchiefs before—the back door of my house was broken open—I have a private entrance at 8, Rodney-place; that had been forced by the means of this iron jemmy—there were five marks on the door, which correspond with this jemmy—that door led first into a lodge, and there was another door which led to the kitchen—there was no door to the counting-house; one room leads to another—the door to the kitchen was not locked, only latched—the exterior door was securely locked the night before, and when a person forced that door, they were into my house and premises.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You issued some bills about it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and offered a reward of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to discover the burglars and the property—Thomas Lovesay was in my service from ten to twelve months; I should think he is about fifteen years old—I had not so many as seven shopmen and four female servants—I have had three shops going, and two are going now, one at Rotherhithe, and that one at 16 1/2, Emmett-street, which was broken—we had two persons occasionally at Limehouse, and one at Rotherhithe—when Thomas Lovesay was with me, I had four or five shopmen and boys; we perhaps had three females in the time, I don't think we had more—Elizabeth Payne sometimes went to the shop No. 20, while the young men went to dinner—Thomas Lovesay left me once and came back again; I was frequently in the habit of sending him out with sums of money—one night he came back and said, "There are some thievish looking persons about, I don't like them, I have spoken to the police"—I said, "You did very right." My neighbour's shop was broken open about a month after that—these handkerchiefs are of an ordinary description, I am quite certain they are my handkerchiefs—I don't think Thomas Lovesay ever bought anything of me but a monkey-patterns; jacket; I don't recollect anything else—these handkerchiefs are all common I had a great number of them—there is a particularity in</p>
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<p>one silk handkerchief, but the others are the same as other patterns I have got; but I am sure they are mine, they were in the shop window, and laid at the bottom of the window, and were frequently trodden on in putting other things in the window—I have not examined the goods since I was before the magistrate—this is the first time I have said anything about their being in the window—they were the cotton handkerchiefs which were found at Lovesay's—I have no mark to tell me these have not been sold, but my belief—I will swear we never sold those handkerchiefs we found at Lovesay's—when we found them they were all hemmed, but when taken from me they were not; they were all in one piece when taken from me. We found the trousers in Henry Lovesay's box—the five handkerchiefs and book and doeskin trousers do not belong to the first indictment—we have another indictment, which charges Thomas Lovesay with stealing the handkerchiefs, the book, and the doeskin trousers. When I was before the magistrate I did not identify these handkerchiefs and trousers as part of the property I had lost at the burglary—I did not miss those goods then; they were the last things we found—these five handker
<lb/>chiefs were mine—I suppose these trousers were taken from No. 20 shop, but not on the night of the burglary—I should say I had seen them within two or three months of the burglary—Thomas Lovesay pointed out these handkerchiefs, and owned he took them while in my employ—I gave him 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week; he did not often pay me something out of that for anything but the jacket; he paid me 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week for that—I dare say when he bought it it was last winter—he was generally under my eye.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you seen Henry Lovesay about your house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had never seen him, but I said to Thomas Lovesay, "Who is that thievish fellow lurking about—I will not have him lurking about; I don't like the look of him"—he said, "He is my brother"—I said, "I won't have him about here."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-26" type="given" value="JAMES GEORGE"/>JAMES GEORGE POOLE</persName> </hi>. I live at 184, High-street, Shadwell, and am a pawnbroker. I produce some foreign coins—the prisoner Dunn offered them to me for sale on 21st August—I think it was on a Saturday evening—I asked her how much they were worth, and who they belonged to—she said either her cousin or her brother-in-law, living at 6, Albert-street, very near to us—I told her I would take the value of the coins in my pocket, and if I found her story was true I would give the money to the person who sent her—here are thirty-four coins here, and my partner had previously purchased three or four of her—I went into the street with her, and she said, "It is no use going there, perhaps he will not be at home—if you will wait a few minutes perhaps we shall see him"—we waited a few minutes, but I did not see any one come, and I told her I should give her in custody—she said I might have the coins myself if I would let her go; I had better have the coins and take no notice—I gave her into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I am perfectly satisfied that these are my coins, and were safe in my place the night before—this one is a coin of Henry the Fifth; I could swear to this among ten million—I have no broken coins here—these others do not bear my private mark, but I had coins exactly like them the night before—I am quite positive these are the coins I lost.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you coins of this description that night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have not found coins of any nation of which I had not coins the night before—I claim the lot of coins—I have got no private mark on them, but I am perfectly satisfied they are my property.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES GEORGE POOLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the prisoner Dunn tell you to wait?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not see a tall sailor-looking man—there was some man came up about the time, but he was rather short and stout—he asked if I knew where a Mr. somebody, an outfitter, lived—I did not see any one in connexion with Dunn—her face was familiar to me—it is very possible she may have bought things of me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-28" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEALY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 462). I took Dunn from the last witness on 21st August at ten minutes to 9 o'clock. On the road to the station, she told me her cousin, a man living at 6, Albion-street, Shadwell, gave her the coins to sell—and at the station she said a man whom she did not know asked her to sell the coins for him and gave her a pint of beer—she said she lived at 3, Burton-court, White-horse-street, Stepney—I found she did live there—these are the coins I received.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581025-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581025-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-29" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to a pawnbroker in High-street, Stepney—I produce a Baltic shirt and a handkerchief which were pawned on the 20th August by a woman—I can't tell who—I gave a duplicate for them—this is it which the policeman Pullin produces—I gave this to the person who pawned the articles.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581025-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581025-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-30" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PATTERSON</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, and live at 72, John-street, White-horse-lane—I produce two handkerchiefs which were pawned by a female on 20th August—I think not by Dunn—it was a person about her height, but I think rather older—this is the duplicate I gave.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-31" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Ashby, a pawnbroker, in Mile-end-road—I produce two handkerchiefs pawned on 20th August by a woman—I don't know who—she gave the name of Sarah Edwards—this is the duplicate I gave.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581025-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581025-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-32" type="given" value="SAMUEL JAMES"/>SAMUEL JAMES GLADE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Tilly, a pawnbroker, in Mile-end-road—I produce two handkerchiefs pawned on 20th August by a young man who gave the name of John Layer—he was about the size of the prisoner Henry Lovesay—this is the duplicate I gave.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How soon after the pawning was your attention called to it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the time the officer came with the duplicate, which was a few days afterwards—he came with Mr. Harman—he said somebody was in custody—I gave him a description of the person who pawned them as nearly as I could—I have taken in other handkerchiefs—we take them in every day—I could not describe the persons who pawned other hand
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581025-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581025-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581025-name-33" type="surname" value="HARMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18581025-name-33" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These are my handkerchiefs—they were safe the night before—I do recollect Thomas Lovesay buying a blanket—I did not recollect that just now, but he did so—he did not buy any stuff for shirts to my recollection—I can undertake to say that he has not bought other things of me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were these handkerchiefs safe the night before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and here is a fag end, which was torn off one of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was this shirt the same as it is?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; just the same as it is now—it is quite new—this is the piece that was taken off this handkerchief by me—the colours are exactly the same—it is the fag end.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-34" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HENNEGAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Burton-court, White-horse-street. Henry Lovesay and Dunn lived together in a room in my house, as man and wife—I think they lived there eight or nine weeks. On Friday morning Dunn came down and said, "What o'clock is it?"—I said, "About half-past 8"—I was in their room when some duplicates were found—that was on the Monday after the remand—there were two other girls there—I</p>
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<p>saw four duplicates found—I put them in the corner of a sheet for the leaving shop—I had seen a south-wester in their room—it was there for weeks—I think it was an older one than this one which is now produced.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> They had been living there eight or nine weeks?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I think so—they behaved pretty well—I never knew them to be out after 10 or 11 o'clock—my name is Mary Ann Hennegan—I was a married woman eleven years ago—my husband went away and left me—his name was Warren—Hennegan is my maiden name—I never have kept the name of Warren since my husband left me three months after we were married—he married me in a false name—I never went by the name of Sherman—there was a young man of that name that I kept company with—I never lived with a person of that name—a young man of the name of Watling used to come up and down to me, and through the robbery he would not come to the house any more—I never went by the name of Sherman—he used to come to me, and he has given me a shilling or two now and then because he kept company with me—I have not said that I expected to get 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by this job—I never thought of such a thing—I never had 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. offered to me—I did not know that 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. had been offered by Mr. Harman—none of the police have told me about it—I have seen a bill—I can't read—I saw a bill in Mr. Harman's window—he read it to me but he did not say that 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. reward was on it—I don't know that he has offered 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I will be on my oath I never heard him—he read the bill over to me; he said 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. reward, but he did not say 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to anybody—I remember the night Dunn was taken—Henry Lovesay came home and told me; he did not say she was locked up; he said he thought she was—that was on the Saturday evening—he did not say something about the particulars—I was at the station-house with the baby and the policeman said to me, "You must know something about it"—I said, "I do not"—Henry Lovesay was locked up at 3 o'clock on Sunday morning—Dunn was locked up first, and he afterwards—before that, while he was out of custody, he did not tell me he was going to the station-house to see what it was all about—I did not tell him it was no use going—the officer came at ten minutes past 11 o'clock on Saturday night—that was after Dunn had been locked up—the officer came and found me and Henry Lovesay there—I was not in the habit of going into their room, but Henry Lovesay came down and asked me to go for two candles, which I did—Dunn and Henry Lovesay had been out all the afternoon—that was the Saturday afternoon and it was very wet—Henry Lovesay gave me a quartern of gin—he had plenty of money in his pocket, and he said he would make me a recompense if I would go and take the baby to the station—that was after we had the quartern of gin—he did not go and pawn his cap to get that gin—we had the gin first—he did pawn his cap that night—after he and Dunn were in custody on the Sunday morning, I did not take a pair of sheets to a leaving shop—a young woman that used to live with them did—I said I had not got a bit of victuals, and she took a little blanket and one sheet and left them for some bread and beef and sixpence—I went down with her, and we had a quartern of gin in going down—I did not get tipsy that Sunday morning—I was at Poplar station-house at 1 o'clock—I had been up all night the night before, and I felt very poorly—I pay my rent in the name of Hennegan, not in the name of Sherman—my landlady has got my rent-book outside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You took the things to the leaving shop to get some victuals?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The young woman did; and Henry Lovesay said he would pay me to go and see if Dunn was locked up, and to take the baby.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-35" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BARRY</persName> </hi>. I am a broker, and live in Castle-street, Limehouse. On Monday, 23d August, the last witness came to me and brought a pair of stockings, a book, a sheet, and four duplicates; these are them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What did you advance on these things?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I did not know her before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-36" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE VANDERSTEIN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Vanderstein—I know the prisoner Henry Lovesay by seeing him—on Saturday evening, 21st August, I bought a cap of him for 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; this is it—he wanted 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it—I said it would not be worth 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to me—he said he wanted a pot of beer at last, and that I gave him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is my cap, and was on my premises on the night before—I had only bought nine of them that day and this is one of them—I sent five of them to my Rotherhithe shop, and there ought to have been four left, and there were only three.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is there any mark on it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; a portion of a is on it—that is a portion of my private mark which was in this place where this piece is cut away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-38" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Stephen Edwards, 59, White-horse-street, Stepney—I know Henry and Thomas Lovesay—I remember the week when this burglary was committed—I had seen them together every day that week, because they lived on my premises—on 16th August I saw Henry and Thomas Lovesay, and one of them had a large piece of iron which he was holding in his hand, and there were three points to it, and he wanted it made of such and such a description—they were pointing it out between their two selves, and when they saw me they went down the court—they had several other instruments with them—I saw them on the night between the 19th and the 20th of August—there was a great noise during that night, and my husband said, "Open the window and see what noise that is"—I looked, and saw Henry Lovesay, and I saw Dunn several times that night—Henry Lovesay went down the court towards his lodging—that was about 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning of the 20th of August—I looked out several times during the night—I only saw Henry Lovesay once—this piece of iron found on the premises of the prosecutor is the piece that I saw the prisoners have on the Monday; and there was a hammer and several other things they had.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This noise was going on all night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was going on backwards and forwards all night—I saw Henry once distinctly go down the court—there is a water-closet in that court—it was not the door of that water-closet that I heard slam—it was the door of the court—Henry Love
<lb/>say was in the habit of coming home late night after night—if anybody should have said the reverse it is not true—they went out at very late hours and were a very great nuisance—the house they lived in is mine—Mrs. Hennegan has part of one of the houses in the court—I can swear positively that they kept very late hours—I live at 59, White-horse-street, which is at the corner of the court, and those houses are in the court, and by the prisoners coming in to No. 3 we were very much annoyed with them—I am not intimate with Mrs. Hennegan—she has never told me my fortune—it is false—she never told me my fortune in her life—I am not aware that she is a fortune-teller—it was between 2 and 3 o'clock in the afternoon on the 16th when I saw Henry and Thomas Lovesay—I was scouring my own boards at the time—we keep a butcher's shop—they were close by the side of me—I could not be off of hearing their con
<lb/>versation—they could see me scouring the boards, and when they saw me looking at them and listening to their conversation they went down the</p>
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<p>court—Thomas Lovesay took up the piece of iron and was talking to his brother that he should want it made so and so, and he wanted it that night or the next night—I thought it very curious conversation I heard about two parties going to
<hi rend="italic">crack a crib</hi>—I did not know the meaning of it—the piece of iron was something like this—I was scrubbing the boards when I heard this conversation—I turned my head to listen to what they were talking about—every woman would do the same.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-39" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I live in the same house with my sister, the last witness—I saw Henry and Thomas Lovesay together on 16th August—they had two tools, a hammer and this long piece of iron—the points had been broken away—I can swear almost that this is the piece—I saw them several times afterwards between the 16th and the night of the burglary—I heard Henry say "Don't forget the
<hi rend="italic">quil</hi>"—I think that was the same night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581025-name-40" type="surname" value="PULLIN"/>
<interp inst="t18581025-name-40" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PULLIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 161). The word
<hi rend="italic">quil</hi> is commonly used by thieves for a skeleton key—I searched the lodging of Henry Lovesay; and I searched a box belonging to him, and found this book with his name in it, and in the book here is a drawing which is a plan of Mr. Harman's back premises: here is Emmet-street, you go along there and turn down Bridge-road, and Mr. Harman's back door is in the corner, and then there is a dead wall—I went to Henry Lovesay's house on the Saturday night, and I heard him say, "If we get into trouble over this and get transported, I will murder the b—r"—Dunn was then in custody—I went in the house, and I said to Henry Lovesay, "What is your name?"—he said, "Henry Folkes"—I asked him if he knew Ann Dunn—he said, "Yes, it is my wife"—I then called the assistance of A 462, and told him to take charge of Henry Lovesay—I asked Henry where his room was—he said, "Up stairs on the first floor"—I went up into the room, and in that room I found the box—I also found a small tin box with a coin in it—I said to Henry Lovesay, "How came you by this foreign coin?"—he said, "There ought to be six or seven more in the box"—I said, "This is the only one I can find"—he said he had had it some considerable time—I told him I felt disposed to take him in custody on suspicion of being connected with the robbery in Emmet-street, Poplar—he said, "If you take me you will take an innocent man"—I took him, and found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and four keys—I went to Mr. Harman's shop and looked at the chest there—I found one of the keys fitted the chest, it would lock and unlock it—it was a kind of sea-chest—Mr. Harman was with me when I fitted the key.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581025-name-41" type="surname" value="HARMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18581025-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This key fitted the sea-chest where the coin was—this coin found in the tin box is the same as I lost—I lost four of this sort.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581025-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581025-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581025-name-42" type="surname" value="PULLIN"/>
<interp inst="t18581025-name-42" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PULLIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I took Thomas Lovesay—I went to his father's house on the 25th of August, and waited till he came home—Mr. Harman said, "You must take him into custody for robbing me"—he said, "I have not been robbing you; I only took a few cotton handkerchiefs; I took them one at a time when I was with you; I am very sorry Mr. Harman, I hope you will look over it." I told him he must come down to the station along with me—I said, "How long is it ago since you saw your brother Henry?"—he said nine or ten weeks ago—I did not take Dunn, I was there when she was brought in—she said a man gave her the coins to sell—she gave her address, 3, Burton-court, White-horse-street, Stepney—I went there and found Henry Lovesay—I afterwards went to Mr. Barry, and received from him these four duplicates—this south
<lb/>wester was given to me by Mr. Harman—I asked Henry Lovesay where</p>
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<p>his south-wester was—he said, "I sold it about a week ago to a drover, he gave me a shilling for it." I showed this south-wester to him, and said, "Is this yours?"—he said, "I don't know anything about it"—I found this hammer at his lodging—this crowbar which was found in the counting-house was given to me—there were marks on the door where the prosecutor's premises were entered, the marks corresponded exactly with this crowbar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I found this crowbar in my counting-house on the same chest that had contained the coins—I found this south
<lb/>wester lying in the back shop—neither of them had been there before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE PULLIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You stood outside the door at Hennegan's, did you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there was another officer with me—I did not exactly know which house it was—I never was down in the court before—when I went in I found Henry Lovesay, a man named Sherman, and Mrs. Hennegan's mother; Mrs. Hennegan was not there, I believe she was out on an errand—last Friday week was the first time that I discovered this plan in this book—that is since the last Session—the box had been taken from the lodging and put in the butcher's shop—I saw this book in the first instance, but I did not open the leaves of it—I have known Sherman for about two years—I have seen him and Mrs. Hennegan together—the first time I saw them together was on the Saturday night—I never knew the girl Hennegan till that night—I don't know where Sherman lived—he was tried about two years ago—I believe he has been getting his living in the Docks since—I have heard him say he lived in John-street, Limehouse-fields—I said to him that night, "What are you doing here?"—he said, "I just came in to see Mrs. Hennegan"—I found this book in the box since last Session—I had seen it before and opened the leaves to see if there were any duplicates in it—it was dark—I took it up, looked at it, and saw several pencil marks, but I did not take particular notice of them—it was last Friday week I began to take notice of them—I then went and found the book, and looking carefully over it I found it was a description of the premises—on looking at it once or twice it struck me it was a plan of Mr. Harman's premises.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-44" type="given" value="RALPH FIELD"/>RALPH FIELD THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of the Thames police—I went with the last witness to 3, Burton-court. I saw the room occupied by Henry Lovesay—I saw several pencil marks and a chalk mark behind the door of the room—I made a copy of it: seventy-five francs, twenty-four f, twenty—on e f, and two and a half-francs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). Amongst the coins I lost there were from 130 to 140 francs—they were chiefly in five franc pieces, a few single francs, and a few half-francs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you ever give a description of these coins before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, in the printed bills—I have a bill here—I have no recollection of giving one of these bills to Mrs. Hennegan—she saw the bills in the window when she came to the shop—I don't recollect that I read one of the bills to her—one was on the counter—I said, "Here is a bill offering 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. reward to discover the burglars and the money."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Henry Lovesay's Defence.</hi> On the Saturday night I was proceeding home to my lodging, when I was informed of this—I went home, and asked Mrs. Hennegan to take the child; I said, "I am going to my father's to get some money, and I will pay you to-morrow"—it was a very wet night—I took my cap and left it at the shop for 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I gave her a quartern of gin on the road—I left her and proceeded home to my father's house—I took all the</p>
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<p>money I had in my box to give her something to eat—I always was a steady, respectable, saving young fellow till the last few weeks, when I have been living with Dunn—I am sorry for her—when I came home I found Mrs. Hennegan and her mother, and Sherman, a well known burglar; and I have not the least doubt that he knows something of this robbery—Mrs. Hennegan took the child to King David-lane station, and they told her Dunn was gone to Poplar station—I proposed to go to Poplar station, to know what she was kept for—I washed myself and I heard something at the door; I opened it, and the officer came in—he says that he heard me say so and so—is not that a studied speech of his?</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY LOVESAY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">of Burglary.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-941-18581025 t18581025-941-punishment-6"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS LOVESAY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of Burglary.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi></rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-941-18581025 t18581025-941-punishment-7"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DUNN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18581025-941-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">of Receiving.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-941-18581025 t18581025-941-punishment-8"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CARROLL</hi>, Knt. Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALLEN</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; also, the sum of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> And he knew you I suppose?
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were others running as well as he?
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe, before the Magistrate, he denied the charge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character, but</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUGH BROUGHTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">City policeman, 167, stated that he had been the companion of thieves for two years.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I saw the chain (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) picked up; I believe it to be mine, but have no private mark on it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was your last place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A cook at 45, Oxford-terrace; that was ten months ago—I was going home, not looking for a situation—I was with another young woman, who is a servant out of place too—I had never seen either of the persons before—I called out when I was struck.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, he asked us—I kept sight of the prisoner, and saw him taken in some Mews, about one hundred yards off.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 44). I was in South Moulton-street, and heard a woman's voice—I saw the prisoner running; he turned to the left into the Globe-yard—I was there when he stopped, and did not lose sight of him after he went into the yard—I afterwards went into Oxford-street, and in the direction in which the prisoner ran, and about forty yards from the spot, I picked up this guard chain—the prosecutrix described it to me before she saw it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the prisoner strike you any blow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—when he asked me to kiss him he laid hold of me—the injuries I got were from the fall—I cannot say whether he threw me down, for I was quite unconscious—I did not even know that I had had a fall until I got home and was informed that I had been picked up and brought home—I cannot say whether I slipped out of the prisoner's hands and fell.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you look on without interfering?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; when I saw that done, I opened the window and said, "Stop that man"—I did not go out because I had nothing on—the prosecutrix struggled to get away from him, she did not slip—I will swear that he wilfully threw her—he was the worse for liquor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM HARDWICK"/>WILLIAM HARDWICK ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller, of 9, Thanet-place. On Thursday, 16th September, about half-past 7, I was going up to my door, and saw the prisoner with the old lady—I heard her fall on the pavement, looked round, and saw her lying on her face, and a bag was three or four feet from her—the prisoner was standing between her and the bag—he was going down the court, but I told him he could not without going back to see what was the matter with the woman, and I never lost sight of him till he was taken.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> She had a nervous shock, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I do not think there was any permanent injury, but there is a lump over her upper eye-lid still, but which will most likely go away in time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALEXANDER FRIEND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you say you heard the words "Take that?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; "Take that, you d—d prostitute" or "whore"—I am sure the words were not "You are a d—d prostitute."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutrix.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18581025-949-offence-1 t18581025-name-70"/>George Dale</persName>, well knowing them to be stolen.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-71" type="given" value="GIDEON"/>GIDEON CROCKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, C</hi> 9). On Monday afternoon, 20th September, about half-past 2 o'clock, I went to the prisoner's house, 22, Broad-street, Bloomsbury—it is a shop for saddlery, and saddler's iron
<lb/>mongery; the whole house is in the prisoner's occupation—I asked him whether he had bought any leather lately, or within six months—he said no, he had not bought anything of the kind for a long time—I asked him if he was positive about that—he said, "Well, I bought some cuttings about six weeks ago"—I went up-stairs and saw them; they had nothing to do with this transaction—I told him that that was not what I wanted, I</p>
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<p>wanted the truth—we went down into the shop, and I asked him if he could account for the leather which was about the place, and told him that I was an officer and should search—I went to the rear of the counter, and found a quantity of bridle leather, rolled up in a coarse canvas wrapper; I asked him where he got it—he said, "I bought it"—I asked him if he had made an entry, or whether he could show an invoice of that leather—he said that he did not keep a book, and had not got an invoice—this roll of leather (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was on a shelf behind where the prisoner stood—I went to the back of another counter at the back of the shop, and found these two wallet leathers (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); they have been cut in two—I got these other pieces from a female next door, and they make up the wallets—I asked him how he accounted for the wallet pockets—he said that he bought them, but could not show any book or entry of the transaction—I went into the back room, second floor, and found a quantity of stirrup leathers (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I asked him if he could account for them—he said that he bought the leather and cut them himself—Madden was brought in afterwards while I was there, but I was engaged at the other part of the shop, and cannot say what took place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is the prisoner's stock very consider
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I should say 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth—he has another establishment at another part of town; I visited that as well—a person named Cleave came to the shop after the house was in the possession of the police—I had not had communication before with him before that, nor do I know of my own knowledge that the prisoner gave him in custody some twelve months ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-72" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JOY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 338). I went with Crocker to the prisoner's premises, and with Madden and Mr. Dale's foreman, Myring—I saw the prisoner there, and asked him whether he knew the boy Madden; he said that he did not—I told him to be very particular how he answered me the questions, and asked him whether Madden had not been in the shop that morning between 10 and 11 o'clock—he said, "No, I never saw him before in my life"—next morning, after the prisoner was in custody, I went to the place again and found a set of leather straps, which are here—I found them in the second floor back room, the same where the other leather was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-73" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BAKER</persName> </hi>. I live at 21, Broad-street, next door to the prisoner—I am in the service of Mrs. Bellini—I know the prisoner—on the 20th, between 10 and 11 in the morning, he brought some leather in, and asked might he put it down; we said yes—in consequence of what I heard afterwards, I gave it to the police-oonstable at Royston's house—it was in two bundles, as it is now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-74" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WOODWARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 53). I was left in charge of the prisoner's house when Crocker took him to the station—Baker brought me a great quantity of leather; this is a portion of it—some of it is patent winkers.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-75" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MADDEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 31, Archer-street, Camden-town—I was in Mr. Dale's employ for about six weeks; I left in March last—I only know the prisoner by selling leather to him; I did not know him before I first went to him with leather, about the latter end of February—I then took him a small piece of bridle leather; I got it from a back workshop at Mr. Dale's—I stole it—I saw the prisoner, and asked him if he would buy it of me—I did not tell him who I was, or where I lived, or where I got it—he asked me how I came by it—I told him it was leather I had out of the shop to do some work by, and that was a piece that I had over; I told him it was my own—he bought it—I went to him again two or three days after; I</p>
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<p>then took him some more bridle leather; I think I took two pieces, as near as I can remember, they were two sheets similar to these produced—the piece I took the first time was about a pound weight—when I took the leather the second time he asked me how I came by it—I told him it was my own leather; I told him I had work to do out of doors, and what was over I had for myself—he asked me both times how I came by it—I gave him the same answer both times—he allowed me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound for it—I do not remember how many pounds there was—I went again a few days afterwards; I almost forget what I took then, it was either something of the same kind or some wallet pocket leather; he bought that of me—I went altogether perhaps seven, eight, or nine times, while I was at Mr. Dale's—I took him a few straps and buckles, something like these produced, but long and narrow, not quite so wide as these—that was all I took; I did not take any of these blinkers—I can't say how many times I took wallet pockets; it was during the eight or nine times that I went—the largest quantity that I took at any one time, was perhaps four or five pounds weight—he allowed me 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound for the wallet pockets, as nearly as I can remember—the straps he weighed with the large pieces of leather at 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound—the largest sum I received at one time was 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., I think—it was all new leather that I took; it was all stolen from my master—I told the prisoner who I was working for; I mentioned Mr. Dale's name—when he gave me the 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the leather I took, he asked me how I came by it, and I told him it was work I had to do out and what was over I had for myself—he did not ask me that question upon every occasion—the wallet leather was not cut when I took it; I took it quite whole, and in shape for the wallets—I told him they were for wallet pockets—there was some white bridle leather; I received half-a-crown a pound for that, that is more expensive—he paid me 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on one occasion; I can't say what that was for. I was charged by Mr. Dale in March; he consented not to prosecute me—some time after that I was told that Mr. Dale wanted to see me—I was not at home at the time; he left a card for me—that was on the Sunday before the prisoner was taken into custody—on the Monday morning I called at the prisoner's shop, about a quarter to 10; I asked him if he had heard from Mr. Dale where I had been working—he said he had not, and asked me the reason why I enquired—I told him that Mr. Dale had left a card at my house on the Sunday morning, and I was afraid there was something wrong about the leather I had been selling him—he asked me why I left Mr. Dale—I told him the reason, and he said, "Oh, indeed"—I said I would go and see what Mr. Dale wanted me for, and I would call on him as I returned back—I have always dealt with the prisoner himself, he has always paid me himself—I have asked him to have a glass of ale on several occasions, and he has gone with me to a public-house opposite his shop; I have paid for it several times; sometimes he has paid for it himself; I believe he paid for it one or two occasions—I was paid in the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is Madden your real name?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—my father is an army accoutrement maker—he does not deal in leather of this description, it is a different kind; he does deal in leather—that was not the only way in which I had to do with the leather business—I was apprenticed to a boot-maker—it was in February this year that I first went into Mr. Dale's employment—I can't say exactly how long I had been at Mr. Dale's before I turned thief—I was not there very long—I was in Mr. Dale's employment twice; this was the last time; the first time was perhaps, three or four months before, or longer, I forget—I was discharged because I was found taking</p>
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<p>a piece of leather from the premises—I did not take all this property—there is property here that I can swear I never had any dealing with—I could not swear whether or not I took these straps; I took some straps—I never saw these blinkers before—I had never had occasion to go to the prisoner's house on my master's business before I took him this leather—I had bought some leather of him once, a long time before; that was for my father—my father did not send me there—he said he wanted leather of some kind, and I went to the prisoner's and bought it—I bought it of the prisoner himself—he did not know me at that time—my father's place of business is in Marshall-street, that is about a half an hour's walk from the prisoner's—I am not aware that my father was in the habit of dealing with the prisoner—I only went on one occasion for my father; my father used mostly to buy the leather himself—he might have bought leather of the prisoner; I cannot say—the prisoner asked me on one or two occasions, where I had got it; perhaps it was the first and second times—I do not understand this business—I was engaged to block wallets—persons are employed by Mr. Dale to make up leather into wallets and such things—some of them work out, and some at the establishment; some are paid so much per week, and some by the piece—I suppose those that work by the piece are entitled to keep the remnants and cutting, if they work out of doors—I cannot say whether they are or not—I cannot say what the leather that I took to the prisoner was cut up for—this piece of wallet leather is not in the same shape as it was when I took it to him—when he asked me how I became possessed of it, I gave him the best account I could of it, so as to deceive him, so as to make him believe I had become honestly possessed of it—I told him on the last occasion that it was not all mine but some belonging to a friend who had given it to me to sell for him—I did not tell him that on several occasions to my knowledge—I don't remember it—I would not swear it—I believe I did not—sometimes I carried the leather on my arm, sometimes in my apron, sometimes in the day, and sometimes when we left work in the evening—the purchase of the leather took place in the presence of his own workmen—the shopman was most always there—the price was agreed on over the counter, without any concealment at all—I do not myself know the proper value of leather of this description—I asked the prisoner what he would give me a pound—he asked what I wanted—I said I would leave it to him what it was worth to him, and he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. When I saw him on the Monday morning after Mr. Dale had left his card, I told him that I was going down to Mr. Dale to ask what he wanted to see me for, and I would call as I came back and tell him what it was, and that he was not to say that he knew me, or something of that kind—I told him I was afraid there was something wrong about the leather I had sold him—I had never before that said any word conveying to his mind that there was anything wrong about the leather, as far as I remember—I did tell him that if any one inquired about me, to say that he did not know me or anything about me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did he say to that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I forget what his answer was—I did not take these blinkers—I took them in the shape of wallet leather—I took a good deal of leather in these long sheets—I took two or three at a time—I told the prisoner it was leather that I did not require to use—I can't say whether workmen have sheets of this description left over, unless, they might have a large quantity at a time to do—the straps I took perhaps a dozen at a time—I do not remember what I told the prisoner about these—they had the buckles on them as they</p>
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<p>have now—his shopman has weighed the leather for me; he never bought it; he kept me waiting till the prisoner came—I do not know any person named Cleave.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the straps with the buckles sold by weight?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; they were all sold by weight, at so much a pound—it is perhaps two years ago since I bought the leather of the prisoner for my father—I did not say at that time who I came from—the prisoner did not seem to know me again, when I first went to him with this leather.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-76" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>. I am a harness-maker at 28, Thayer-street, Manchester-square—I was in the prisoner's employ for some time, and left in March—I saw the witness Madden come to the shop on two occasions—he brought some leather; it was some of these wallets and some of the bridle leather—the wallets were then in shape as Mr. Dale uses them, not cut up as they are now—I can't say exactly what quantity he brought; I should think about two or three dozen of the sort, I mean old sheets, and about five or six pounds weight of bridle leather—I did not see them, but he left them there and he and the prisoner went over to the public-house opposite—he did not come back—I did not see them weighed on either occasion—the leather was put under the counter; it was ultimately put in a bag and laid up on the shelf—some of it was afterwards worked up to wallet pockets—the wallet pockets were worked up for the lining of bridle winkers—I saw bridles cut out of the bridle leather.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you a brother in Mr. Royston's employment?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have not anything to say about his affairs—I shall not say whether he was charged with robbing Mr. Royston, or whether he is in prison—I am not answerable for my brother.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-77" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MYRING</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Dale—in February and March last, I missed a quantity of leather—the boy Madden was charged and ultimately discharged—we had a contract for 3,000 pairs of wallet pockets; these are part of them—it was a peculiar pattern made expressly for that contract—I have fitted these together and seen them fitted by the constable before the magistrate; they exactly correspond with our pattern—we made that pattern for the East India Company; there was but one other party who made them; I have a duplicate of his pattern and it varies three quarters of an inch from ours—I detected Madden in robbing us of a piece of leather similar to this, and he was discharged—the whole of this property belongs to Mr. Dale—the value of it is from 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the least; it would cost us very nearly 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to replace it—the white bridle leather is worth from 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound; that is the value in the trade now—this wallet leather costs us full 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a pound, buying it in a lot of about 300 hides.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose the market value of leather varies?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; this leather would be worth more than 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound when cut into pieces; it would be worth 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to sell to the Jews as scraps.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would such pieces as these ever be sold as scraps?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Several witnesses deposed to the prisoners good character for a great number of years.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his age and his previous good character.</hi></rs>
<hi rend="italic">The officer stated that other stolen property was found amongst the prisoner's stock, with the owner's name erased.—
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were you in a crowd?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, there was a crowd on the other side, but not where I was standing—I saw the watch in your hand and immediately followed you—I shouted, "Stop thief!" and had nearly caught hold of you when you threw it away under an omnibus that was passing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> If I was behind the gentleman how could you see me take the watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because I was at the side of you—I told the prosecutor I saw you take it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was standing on Ludgate-hill among a crowd of persons, and during the time I felt something put into my hand—I opened my hand and there was the watch—the witness saw it, and he told the prosecutor he saw it put into my hand—I was fearful of it, and walked away—if I had stolen it I should not have kept it in my hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The witness Gray did not tell me that he saw the watch put into the prisoner's hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he say anything about having bought the horse himself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did—he said he had bought it of Mr. Phillips and he knew a man that saw him buy it—I could not find that man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was in liquor at the time—Mr. Dowsett says I asked 25
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GABRIEL</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you told him it was bad did he appear very much surprised?
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the woman who joined him appear to be his wife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">William Webster.</hi> I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—these are all counterfeit, and the sixpence taken at the Camden Arms is from the same mould as this part of a sixpence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-102" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH DODSON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Robin Hood public-house. On 2d September, the two prisoners came into my bar; Murphy called for some gin, and offered me a sixpence in payment—I ascertained it to be bad, and I told her so—she said she took it from the City of London public-house—I said I would go there with her, and she refused—she then paid me for the gin, and she and Dutton left the house—I followed them to Queen street, Golden-square, and Dutton went into the Devonshire Arms; Murphy remained outside—Dutton came out and joined her and they went away—I went into the Devonshire Arms and I gave notice to a constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you recollect whether you had seen the prisoners in your house before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should not like to say whether I had or not—they had half-a-quartern of gin—they drank out of the same glass—I had no reason to suppose but that they were husband and wife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLERK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> If any man and woman come in together, do you always consider them to be husband and wife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not always; not if they drink out of the same glass.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-103" type="given" value="LOUISA AGNES"/>LOUISA AGNES MILES</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Devonshire Arms, Queen-street, Golden-square. On Thurday, 2d September, Dutton came to the bar for half-a-pint of porter—I served him, and he gave me a sixpence—I broke it and found it was bad—I told him so, and asked him if he had any more of the same sort—he gave me a good sixpence—I kept one part of the sixpence that I broke and gave him the other—the last witness came in and told me something, and I showed him the part of the sixpence—I afterwards gave it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-104" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN WADE</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Camden Arms. On 2d September, about 1 o'clock in the day, Dutton came in for a pint of beer—I served him; he gave me a sixpence and I gave him change—I put the sixpence in the till where there was another sixpence—I did not see Murphy come in,</p>
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<p>but I saw her standing by the side of Dutton—the constable then came in, and he said, in the hearing of the prisoners, "What money has this man given you?"—I said, "A sixpence"—I opened the till and found two sixpences—I can't say which of the two Dutton gave me—Dutton said it was a shilling he gave me—when I said it was a bad one, Murphy said, "You shall not be at the loss of it, I will pay you," and she did—I gave the sixpence to the constable and the prisoners were given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When Murphy offered to pay for the beer what did you say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said, "Well, but I gave 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change"—and she paid me that in coppers—she said that I should not be a loser of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had these persons been in your public-house before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I know of—Dutton came in first—their general conduct was like that of man and wife—I judged that from the way in which they addressed each other—they drank out of the same pot—I was minding my own business—it is not every man and woman that come in that I judge to be husband and wife—I judge from their general behaviour and the way they talk to each other.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-105" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SUTHERLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 179). On 2d September, I was on duty in Piccadilly—I saw the two prisoners in company with each other; they walked in the direction towards Dover-street—some communication was made to me by Mr. Dodson, and I followed the prisoners—they went through Bear-street, and went into a public-house in Princes-street—they went on to the Camden Arms, and I went in and asked Wade what they had passed; she said a sixpence—Dutton said it was a shilling that he gave the barmaid—she denied it—I heard Murphy say, "They can't hang us for it"—she paid for the drink they had had—I think it was in copper—this sixpence was given to me by Wade—I asked Dutton what money he had got about him, or I would search him immediately, and he produced another bad sixpence—the prisoners were taken to the station—there was no bad money found on Dutton—on Murphy was found one shilling, three 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bits, and 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—here is part of a bad sixpence I received from Miles.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are all bad, and the broken sixpence is from the same mould as the one passed at the Camden Arms.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-957-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18581025-957-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-957-18581025 t18581025-957-punishment-23"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MURPHY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi></rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Six Months.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months</hi> </rs>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">TINDAL ATKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-112" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I was an inspector of police—in consequence of information, I went on Saturday, 2d October, to a house in Fitzroy-market, which is opposite the Prince of Wales beer-house—five other officers ac
<lb/>companied me—I occupied the two pair front room of the house—the officers were all placed where we commanded a view of everything that passed at the beer-house—about 10 o'clock in the morning, I saw Freeman and Swift go into the beer-house—Freeman was carrying this parcel, and</p>
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<p>Swift had a child in her arms—they went into the house together—I was in such a position that I could see beyond the door into the house—Swift sat down in front of the bar—Freeman disappeared at the back of the bar, and soon afterwards returned without her basket, without her cloak, and a bow that she wore—she and Swift sat down in front of the bar, and had something to drink—soon afterwards Joseph Sparks and Elizabeth Sparks came in—they went in and out; and Freeman and Swift went in and out frequently—about half-past 1 o'clock, Elizabeth Sparks came again alone; she apparently had some conversation with Freeman, who was in there—Freeman then disappeared at the back as usual; and she returned and received a piece of newspaper from the landlady over the bar, in which Freeman wrapped up what appeared to me to be silver, and gave it to Elizabeth Sparks, who held it under her shawl and came out carrying it in her left hand—she came away with it, and I gave the officer Elliot in
<lb/>struction to follow her and apprehend her at some distance from the place, not within sight of the beer-house—I still kept watching, and about ten minutes before 2 o'clock, the prisoner Crawford came—he joined Freeman, and they were together a very short time; then Crawford disappeared at the back of the premises and left my view—he soon after returned, and at that time Freeman gave him what appeared to me to be a quantity of silver, which he put into his right hand trousers pocket—they had something to drink at that time—there was a good deal of drink going on during the morning—I observed Crawford go in and out several times, and he met several parties, and gave them something—some of them came to the side where we were, and some of them we saw had money in their hands—there were fifty-three persons went into the beer-house that morning; and I believe only two went for a legitimate purpose—about half-past 2 o'clock I saw Crawford disappear at the back of the place, and he came back and tore a piece of newspaper off the bar and wrapped up something which appeared to me to be silver, and gave it to Freeman—I and Bryant gave the con
<lb/>stables some directions and we came down—Freeman was proceeding along the street—she turned round, and Bryant seized her—she then had this parcel in her hand in her pocket—she attempted to take her hand out, and I seized her hand and found in her hand this parcel containing six counterfeit shillings—I took her back to the beer-house, where I found Crawford in custody of Cook and the other officers—I called the landlord, and proceeded down stairs to make a search—I went down to the kitchen at the back of the bar—that was the direction in which I had seen the prisoners go at all times—under the window in the kitchen I found this basket, and in it was a counterfeit crown piece and seven half-crowns—the basket was on the floor under the window, and the cloak was laid upon it which I had seen Freeman go in with on her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is that a populous neighbourhood?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the beer-house has very many frequenters—fifty-three persons went in—I counted them; the greater part of them did not go for beer—there was one person and one little girl went in with jugs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-113" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 198.) I was with Branuan that morning—I saw Freeman and Swift come to the beer-house first—I watched the house seven or eight hours altogether—I saw Joseph Sparks come there frequently, backwards and forwards, and Elizabeth Sparks also—I saw Brannan there—my recollection agrees with his exactly as to what he saw—after he and Bryant had apprehended Freeman, I rushed across the road, and went into the beer-shop with some other constables—I went to the back of the place</p>
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<p>and found no one there—I came back again, and found Crawford in an inclined position on the form, in custody of Evans, and about the middle of the form I found five bad half-crowns and two bad shillings; they were wrapped in paper, and separately as they are now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-114" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BRYANT</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of the
<hi rend="italic">G</hi> division—I was in the house watching with others—I saw Crawford about ten minutes to 2 o'clock—I saw him join Freeman in the beer-house—shortly after, Crawford went to the back of the house—he came back again, and I saw Freeman hand him what appeared to be a quantity of silver—I afterwards saw Crawford give Freeman something, and she left—I went and took her, and brought her back to the house—when I came back Crawford was in custody of Evans—Freeman pointed to Crawford and said, "That is the man that gave me the paper of money"—Crawford said, "Yes, my girl, I did"—I handed Freeman to Cook, and I went with Brannan to search the house—in a bird-cage in the kitchen I found this brown-paper parcel—it contains twenty counterfeit half-crowns wrapped separately in paper, and twenty shillings with paper between them—all the coin was afterwards brought into the tap-room where Crawford was in custody, and I said to him, "We have found all this coin on the premises"—he said, "I know all about it, except the crown piece, and that I know nothing about."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you present when the basket was found?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was found at the same time in another place—Crawford volunteered the information in presence of all the constables—I suppose they all heard him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-115" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EVANS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, G</hi> 22). I was watching at that house—I afterwards went into the beer-shop and apprehended Crawford—he was behind the door, in a leaning attitude on a form, with his feet against the door-post—I said, "I want you"—he put his leg down; and I said, "Stand up," and I saw this piece of paper fall from him, which I produce—I took him from there, and searched him—I found 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., all good, in his right hand trousers pocket—he said, "Mind, that is all good money"—I found in the paper eighteen counterfeit shillings in one parcel all wrapped up sepa
<lb/>rately, and fifteen half-crowns all wrapped separately, as they now appear—when at the station I heard Joseph Sparks say, "Go and tell the old woman we are all dead to
<hi rend="italic">rights</hi>."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Elizabeth Sparks.</hi> Mr. Brannan knows my husband was not near there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581025-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581025-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-116" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I saw him at the beer-house about half-past 10 o'clock—he was seen by all the witnesses—he was there on two or three occasions.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> They were both together when they came, were they?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; two or three times.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18581025-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18581025-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18581025-name-117" type="surname" value="BRANNAN,"/>
<interp inst="t18581025-name-117" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN, JUN</persName> </hi>.(
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, G</hi> 21). I was one of those who were watching that morning—I looked under the dresser in the kitchen at the beer-house and found twenty shillings wrapped in separate pieces of paper—I saw Crawford in custody in front of the bar—I heard him say to Freeman, "We are all to
<hi rend="italic">rights</hi>, do not give your address when you are before the
<hi rend="italic">Beaks</hi>, do not say anything, do not answer any questions"—he whispered it—I repeated it aloud before the other officers—I told him I should state it before the magistrate—he said, "I don't care what you say, so long as you speak the truth."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is the landlord of the house here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I believe he has run away—I don't know why he was not taken at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 104). I was there—I followed Elizabeth Sparks about twenty yards from the house—she was joined by Swift and Joseph Sparks—Elizabeth Sparks passed a paper to Joseph Sparks—he unfolded it, and the white paper was thrown away, and something was handed by Joseph Sparks to Swift—I did not see where he got it from—Swift then left the two Sparks, and went to a butcher's shop, 1 Munster-street—she went into the shop, and the two Sparks waited ten or a dozen yards from the shop—Swift came out and joined the two Sparks again, and they were standing together three or four minutes—Swift then left them again, and she went to Mr. Hook's, 32, Munster-street—she remained there a short time, and then came out and joined the two Sparks again; they had been waiting a short distance away—they went on, and I called another officer, and we followed them to the King's Head in Cumber
<lb/>land-market—they all went in there together—I went in and said to them, "I am a police-constable; I believe you have counterfeit money about you"—Joseph Sparks said, "I think you are mistaken;" and at that moment I saw Swift drop a purse, which I picked up and found in it four counterfeit half-crowns wrapped separately in paper—we then took them to the station—Joseph Sparks there put his hand into his waistcoat pocket, and in it I found this counterfeit half-crown and a mark on it which I believe can be identified by the butcher—there was no counterfeit coin found on Elizabeth Sparks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many persons were in the public-house at the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not take notice who were in the house—I knew the prisoners were in the house—I knew the two Sparks and Swift were in—I believe there was one man sitting on the form—the two women were sitting down, and Joseph Sparks was standing by the side—he was leaning on a small barrel which was between him and Swift; her right hand was towards him—Sparks was sitting on the left of Swift—I was watching them about twenty minutes—I believe they had a pint of porter; they had it when I went into the house—I was not in uniform; they did not know me—I was in different places while I was watching them—I was standing in front of Swift not more than half a yard from her when she dropped the purse from her right hand—she did not say that Joseph Sparks had handed her something—Joseph Sparks said at the station, "That is my purse"—Swift did not say in my hearing that it had been handed to her by Joseph Sparks—I picked the purse up when she dropped it—Hull, of the
<hi rend="italic">S</hi> division, was there—I can't tell how many persons were in the public-house—Swift had a baby with her, she seemed to carry it about the whole day while I saw her—Hull was standing by my side when Swift dropped the purse; he said that he saw it drop—I picked it up and kept it in my possession.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-119" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET DAVIES</persName> </hi>. Elizabeth Sparks is my daughter—my second hus
<lb/>band's name is Lewis Davies; he is a painter and glazier—she is my second child by my second husband—I did not bring this parchment of her mar
<lb/>riage; my son-in law brought it; his father is here—I live in Warren-street, Tottenham-court-road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARDS</hi>. I married Joseph Sparks's mother—I know of his being married; he brought this certificate to me the day after he was married—it was in June or July this year—I have seen Elizabeth Sparks and him living together as man and wife from that time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-120" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HULL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 168). I assisted Elliott in apprehending the prisoners—I saw the purse fall from Swift in the public-house; it seemed to fall from her right hand—I could not distinctly see whether it fell from</p>
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<p>her hand—I saw Elliott pick it up; he was standing in front of me—the two females were sitting and Joseph Sparks was standing—I saw the money taken from Joseph Sparks's waistcoat pocket at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you standing in the public-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Just inside the door, on the right of Joseph Sparks; he was between me and the females—he was standing next to Swift—he was perhaps two or three feet from her—Elliott was a little further in the public house—he was before me, standing in front of the women—Elliott picked the purse up—I just called his attention to it, but I believe he saw it as soon as I did—Swift did not say that Joseph Sparks had passed the purse to her—it was not said in my presence—Joseph Sparks said the purse belonged to him—he did not say that he handed it to her or gave it her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-121" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WALLER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to a butcher in Mortimer-street—the prisoner Swift came there on 2d October—she asked the price of chops—I told her 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound—I weighed her one pound and three ounces, and she gave me a half-crown—I found it was a bad one—this is it; I marked it with my teeth—I told her it was bad—and she said she most take it to where she got it from—she went out of the shop—I did not see her again till she was at the police-station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-122" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARKER</persName> </hi>. I am waiter at the King's Head in Cumberland-market. On Saturday, 2d October, I saw Elizabeth Swift and Elizabeth Sparks sitting on a form—I saw Joseph Sparks pass a purse to Swift.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-123" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad, and five of the half-crowns are from the same mould.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-958-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH SPARKS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. ATKINSON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I am innocent of the half-crown. I was not out of bed till 10 o'clock.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure you are the person; you were dressed as you are now—I think you had a shawl on, you appeared to me to have been washing, you came in a great hurry.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a lion shilling—I gave her 9 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in change—I placed the shilling in the till on the top of some sixpences—there was another shilling under them—I can't say how many sixpences there were, there were several—I had noticed that the other shilling was one of Victoria's—I am quite sure it was good—I had taken it about a quarter of an hour before—I bit it and it was good—I noticed that the shilling the prisoner</p>
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<p>gave was bad in about two minutes afterwards, and placed it on a shelf under the counter—the prisoner came again, and again asked for a pint and a half of porter—I knew her before she asked for anything—she put another shilling on the counter—I looked at it and found it was bad—I put it to my teeth and broke it in half—she caught up the biggest piece—I told her it was bad, and it was the second one she had offered—she took the piece of the shilling and walked out—I had the other piece in my hand—I took the other shilling from where I had placed it—I followed the prisoner to the Wheat sheaf, and there gave her in custody—I gave the bad shilling and the piece to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-127" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DAVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, E</hi> 1.) On 4th October, about 8 o'clock, I was called to the Wheat sheaf, and the prisoner was given into my charge by Franklin—he gave me the piece of a shilling and this entire shilling—I took the prisoner to the station; a good shilling was found on her and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-128" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are all bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent of the half-crown, and I did not know the shilling was bad—I asked the man not to give me in charge—he went and got another shilling, and I said, "Why did not you give it me back? I would have given you another for it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-959-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">T. ATKINSON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he left the shop—I put the half-crown in the corner of the till by itself, there was no other half-crown there—in a few minutes after the prisoner was gone, I sent the half crown out for change by Marshall and he brought it back bent—I then found it was bad—I put it in the bottom of the cash-box away from other money—I locked the box and put the key in my pocket—the next morning I straightened the half-crown for convenience, but it remained in the bottom of the box. On Tuesday, 5th October, the prisoner came again for an ounce of tobacco—he paid me with a crown—I told the girl to go out and get change, and whispered to her to bring in a policeman, which she did—I gave the crown and the half-crown to the policeman—and gave the prisoner in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How soon did you find the half crown was bad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The moment I took it I suspected it, it looked very white—I did not return it, as I thought you were a respectable young man—there was a policeman there when you first came; he came for half an ounce of tobacco; but I was not then satisfied that the money was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-131" type="given" value="MAGNUS ALFRED"/>MAGNUS ALFRED MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. The last witness is my aunt—about three weeks ago she gave me a half-crown to get change—I went to Mr. Mills, the baker, and he bent it with something he had on the counter—he gave it to me and I took it off to my aunt; she put it in her cash-box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-132" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I was in the shop on 5th October—I saw the prisoner—he asked for an ounce of tobacco—he was served, and he gave in payment a five-shilling piece—Mrs. Cullis said something to me—I took the crown to Mr. Mills; he bent it in the detector—I saw it was bad—he</p>
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<p>gave it me back—I went and got the constable, and took the five-shilling piece back to my aunt—I noticed the mark that Mr. Mills had made on it—this is the piece.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 179). On the 5th October, I was called to the shop; I found the prisoner there—I asked him how he came by the money—he said he took it at Croydon fair, and he had not been in the shop before that night—Mrs. Cullis gave me this crown and half-crown—the prisoner had 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-134" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET CULLIS</persName> </hi>. This is the half-crown I took of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-135" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">T. ATKINSON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Burns. Q.</hi> How do you know it was bad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A clerk of the bank was there; I asked him to look at it, and he said it was very bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-139" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BLACKWELL</persName> </hi>. My father keeps the Coach and Horses public-house. On 15th September the two prisoners came in together, between 7 and 8 o'clock in the evening—Burns called for half-a-question of gin—the price was 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Burns offered me half-a-crown; I said it was a bad one—he said, "I think not, ma'am"—I returned it to him, and Wilson paid me in copper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CULLIS</persName> </hi>. I am the father-in-law of Thomas Davis, who keeps the Northumberland Arms public-house. On 5th September, two young men came and had some beer—I don't know whether the prisoners are the men—they gave a half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Burns.</hi> This is the man that served us with the liquor.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes—my son-in-law was close by—I gave it to him to give change.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-141" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am the son-in-law of the last witness—I was there when the half-crown was uttered by the prisoners—I don't know which of them put it down, but they were together—my father-in-law drew the half-and-half for them—I was behind them, looking at them all the time—one of them put a half-crown down, and my father-in-law said, "Davis, I want change"—I went to the bar and gave 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">Wilson's Defence.</hi> I and this young man were at work together—I am a smith, but had been out of work about two months—I was going on the road to try to get work—I had three or four shillings in my pocket when I started—we got to Brentford and meant to stop there that night—we went and got a pint of beer, and they said the half-crown was bad—they never tried it in any way—I do not believe it was tried—we had no more money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What do you know me by?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By your dress—I saw you before at the Marquis of Granby—you gave me a bad shilling there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both counterfeit, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I took the money in my wages; I did not know it bad.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Lord Chief Baron
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLLOCK</hi>; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">BYLES</hi>; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIRE</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was it one stack or two that was on fire when you came?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> One stack when I first saw it, when I met you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far had he got from the stack when you met him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I suppose from 100 to 130 yards—I ran towards him and he was running towards my premises—he was returning on the same track that I had seen him go four or five minutes before—he was hallooing "fire"—I am quite sure that he is the same man that I saw before—I had never seen him before that night—I don't know whether he had a pipe with him or not—I did fancy he was smoking a pipe when I met him as he was coming from the fire, but I cannot swear it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How long did you remain at the fire?
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, T</hi> 26). I remember this burning of Mr. South's stacks—I saw the prisoner that evening at the fire—I asked him how long he had passed—he said he had gone about one hundred yards by the rick, he heard a crackling noise and turned round and found it was the ricks on fire, and he then went and gave information to Mr. Catlin in the brick-field—I asked him if he had seen any person near at the time—he said, yes, there was a man in front of him with a blue frock on, and he went on the road towards Staines—I asked him if he had seen him since—he said he had not—on the Monday, as I was taking him to the Sunbury bench of Magistrates, I asked him where he came from, as I should write down to the place to enquire about him—he said he had come from a place called Frater, near Gosport, where he had been working at a barracks; he then told me that he went to lie down under the rick, that there was a hole in the rick, that he had been smoking a pipe previously, that he put the pipe into his waistcoat pocket and set fire to some lucifers which he had in his pocket, and in throwing them out of his pocket he set fire to the rick—I examined his waistcoat pocket; there were no marks of any fire—another constable was present at the time—this was on the 20th—he had been taken on Saturday night, the 18th, by Atter—he is a stranger in the neighbourhood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you get any answer to say that I really was at work at Gosport barracks?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I found you had been at work there but they knew nothing more of you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-162" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SOUTH</persName> </hi>. I am a farmer, at Staines, in Middlesex—I had two ricks of oats on Saturday, the 18th September; they were burnt down on that evening—they were worth 172
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I had that from the County fire
<lb/>office for them, where I was insured.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had walked that day nearly forty miles—I had been at the new Reformatory schools which are building at Staines, where I was told I could get employment—I could not get any—I was very tired and footsore, I had no money, and I thought I would lie down under the stack for a few hours before I started back for Gosport, a distance of sixty miles—I was smoking as I came down the road, a man up at the works had given me a pipe of tobacco—when I got to the rick I thought it would be dangerous to lie down there with my pipe alight, and I shoved it into my waistcoat pocket—I had three or four matches there, and I had hardly shoved the pipe in when they began to
<hi rend="italic">fizz</hi>—I turned them out, and there being a lot of loose</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SOUTH</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). There was some loose straw, but it was a distance away from the ricks, I should say five or six yards; there were no holes in the ricks, no pigs had been turned into the field; there was no signs of any person having been sleeping there—the ricks were about ten yards from the road—I last saw them before the fire between 12 and 1 o'clock that same day.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WAY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AUSTIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the door shut that night fast?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I secured the door—I secure it every night—I am in the habit of locking up my premises.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 84). On 14th September I was in Kingsland-road about 3 o'clock in the morning—I was at the corner of King Edward-street, about five or six houses from the prosecutor's premises—I heard a noise like a wrench of wood—the corner I was at stands rather back—I stepped from the place to the kerb, so that I could see to the end of the Kingsland-road, and I saw a man standing opposite the prosecutor's premises with a bag under his arm—it being dark where I was, he could not see me—I went towards him, and immediately he saw me he made off—I was about making after him when the prisoner came out of the door of the prosecutor's shop, and seeing me, he went into a coffee-shop and I went in and took him—I took him into the prosecutor's shop and called the prosecutor—from the time I saw him come out of the shop till I took him in again, he was never out of my sight—I saw the moulding of the fan-light of the shop—there was a mark of a chisel or something round it—the wrenching of that would cause such a noise as I heard—it was either that or the falling of the fan-light.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Could you see in what state the prisoner was?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was rather agitated—I could not say whether the noise I heard was inside or outside—I had known the prisoner before—I would not allow him to run away.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 440). About 5 o'clock on 20th October, I was in Cannon-street with Evans—I saw the prisoner take a coat from out of a chaise, roll it up, and put it under his arm—he came towards where I was—I met him and took him in custody—Evans also took hold of him—in consequence of his violence, we were obliged to leave the coat in Mr. Lane's butter-shop—I received it afterwards—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When I crossed the road, did you not meet me and ask me where I got that coat?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not ask you anything—I told you I was a police officer and took you in custody—you said you picked the coat up, and having seen you lurking about before, I took you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>). I saw the prisoner come across the road from behind a cart with the coat under his arm—Legg stopped him, and I assisted in taking him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you not say you did not see anything of it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said I did not see you take the coat out of the chaise.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-179" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, and live at 3 1/2. Bell-court, Wal
<lb/>brook. On 18th October I removed from Dowgate-hill to where I now reside—the prisoner lived in that house—my watch was hanging in the back bed-room—the prisoner assisted my wife in taking some things from one house to the other—I missed my watch—I have seen it since—this is it—when I missed it, I asked the prisoner if she had seen the watch, or been in the room; she said she had not—it is worth 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-180" type="given" value="JOSEPH COMBER"/>JOSEPH COMBER KNIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>). I received information from the prosecutor, and went to Mr. Danes the pawnbroker on the Wednesday following the loss of the watch—I saw the prisoner the next morning in her own room—I said to her, "You are aware about Mr. Cook having lost his watch?"—she said, "Yes, I have heard about that, but I don't know anything at all about it"—I said, "Well, I have found the watch at a pawn
<lb/>broker's in Red-cross-street, and you answer the description of the person who pawned it; you must go with me there"—she went with me, and the pawnbroker immediately identified her—she said, "I can assure you I don't know anything at all about it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-name-181" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DANES</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker at 13, Red-cross-street—I produce this silver watch, pawned on 18th August for 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., by the prisoner, in the name of Mrs. Andrews—I am quite sure she is the person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never went in your shop till I went with the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know her before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I don't know that I had—I gave a description of the person who pawned it, in consequence of which she was brought to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18581025-972-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†—
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