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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIRE, MAYOR. SIXTH 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, April</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart. M.P. Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>, M.P.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALLEN</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY BARNES</hi> (18)</persName>, and
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<lb/>ously assaulting
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590404-367-offence-1 t18590404-name-3"/>Robert Skinner</persName>, with intent to rob him.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-4" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SKINNER</persName> </hi>. I am out of business, and live at Paradise-cottages, South Hackney,—on Tuesday, 8th March, at about half-past 3 in the afternoon, I was in Crab-tree-road—some lads came round me, and one or two of them tried to take my handkerchief from my pocket, but I felt it there—I was beset in a minute by eight or ten lads, who pushed me into the road, knocked my hat off, and some beset me by putting their heads into my sides, and attempting to get at my pockets—Barnes stood before me and took out what appeared to be a life-preserver, and struck me on the head as hard as he could with it—I bled very freely—I have no doubt of Barnes, and am also certain that Smith is one of the boys; he has a wooden leg—he dropped his hand from my pocket when I turned round—I felt it at my pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure that Barnes is the boy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I firmly believe him to be; but am not so certain of him as I am of Smith—I was examined before the Magistrate—I saw a woman looking out at a window eight or nine yards off, and was surprised that nobody came to my assistance—I cannot say whether it was the woman who is a witness—there was no policeman there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-5" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN SEAMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Francis Seaman, of 21, Crab-tree-road</p>
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<p>—I saw Barnes in Crab-tree-road that afternoon; he struck the gentleman on the back of his head with a stick, which bent in an oval from the blow, and the blood began to come directly—I am sure Barnes is the boy—there were other boys there, but they were not all on to him—they were close to him, but I can't say what they were doing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A tailoress—my husband is a cork cutter—I was looking out at the window—I had seen Barnes twenty times before, but never spoke to him—I never had any quarrel with him, or said that I would do for him if I had the opportunity—I saw him again half an hour after it was done, in Crab-tree-road, but did not give infor
<lb/>mation to the police—a policeman afterwards came to me; I do not know who sent him—he asked me if I had seen the blow struck, and took me to the station, where I pointed him out—he was alone—there were about eight or nine round him; there was a good deal of confusion; the whole thing happened in a very short time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-6" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CARPENTER</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, living in Sun-row—I was with Skinner, and saw the prisoner with the wooden leg (
<hi rend="italic">Smith</hi>) go up to him and try to pick his pocket—there were about twenty boys standing at the corner of the court, and I saw Skinner struck by somebody, I cannot say who, and they all flew as soon as they saw the blood come.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know the last witness?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-7" type="given" value="ELIJAH"/>ELIJAH BROWNING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi>) I took the prisoners—I told Barnes I took him for assaulting a gentleman in Crab-tree-road—he said, "I know nothing about it"—Smith said that he put his hand to the gentleman's pocket, but would not suffer one day's imprisonment for what
<hi rend="italic">Lefter</hi> had done—Barnes is called
<hi rend="italic">"Lefter"</hi> because he is left-handed; I know that, having known him three or four years—the prisoners are constantly together, and have been associates for the last four years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know the woman Seaman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I went to her—these are cottages, poor people's houses—it was on the way to the station that the conversation took place—Barnes refused to go to the station—he was in my custody first—he was alone when I took him—I took Smith two days afterwards—it was at the police-station that that was said about
<hi rend="italic">"Lefter;"</hi> it was on Barnes' second hearing—Smith was in custody on the second night before that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT SKINNER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you examined on two occasions before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I heard Seaman give her evidence, and I rather think I was examined before her—I think it was a life-preserver that Barnes took out—(
<hi rend="italic">The witness's deposition, being read, stated:</hi> "I cannot say that the prisoner is one, but I was struck on the head with, I believe, a life-preserver.")</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-367-18590404 t18590404-367-punishment-1"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-367-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>He was
<hi rend="italic">further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-8" type="given" value="SAMUEL ROBERT"/>SAMUEL ROBERT FOULCHAM</persName> </hi>. I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Clerken
<lb/>well Sessions; Henry Barnes, convicted, April 1858, of stealing 24 yards of moreen. Confined Ten Months"</hi>)—Barnes is the person—I had him in custody, and saw him almost daily for the ten months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-367-18590404 t18590404-367-punishment-2"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE KEMP</hi> (39)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., belonging to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590404-368-offence-1 t18590404-name-10"/>Joseph Ricketts</persName>, entrusted to him as a bailee.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi> conducted the
<hi rend="italic">Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-11" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH RICKETS</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer in hay—I now come from Whitecross-street</p>
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<p>prison—my residence is at Common-wood, Herts—on 15th December there was a sale at Mr. Elmore's farm, at Harrow—the prisoner and I went there—I asked him if he would like to go—he said, "Yes"—I said "If there is anything worth while, if you like to buy for me, I will satisfy you for what you do"—accordingly, we went—I arranged to make him signs about the bidding; I was to hold up my hand, and as long as I kept my hand up, he was to keep on bidding for me, and if I dropped my hand, the bidding was to cease—lot I was knocked down to Kemp, acting for me, for 140
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—lot 2 went to somebody else—lot 3 was also knocked down to Kemp, for me, for 121
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said to the prisoner, "I will give you 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to give to Mr. Baker as a deposit, as you have purchased the lots"—he said, he would
<hi rend="italic">rather it went through his hands, as it was knocked down to him</hi>—I said, I did not care whether it was so or not—I handed him over 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to pay for lot 1, and to tell Mr. Baker that he should come and bring him the other 121
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for lot 3 on the Friday or Saturday—that was paid, and the hay was cleared out—that did not realize the money; it lost money—the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. deposit on lot I was paid to Mr. Baker, and he still holds the money—I saw the prisoner again on Monday, 24th January—I had before that com
<lb/>municated with my son—I was then in London—my son came up on the Sunday morning, and brought up some money to pay over to the prisoner, 116
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I desired my son to communicate with the prisoner—I had seen the prisoner on the Sunday evening, and told him that my son was coming up with the money, and he would go to Mr. Baker's with him to pay the 121
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. over, on Monday morning—I was not present when my son saw the prisoner—I saw no more of the prisoner until he was in custody; that was on the Monday or Wednesday week after.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TALFOURD SALTER</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you give him into custody at his own house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the police-officer found him in the street.—I have known him a great many years—we were never upon any other than good terms—he was not exactly in the same line of business as myself; I bought hay in large bulks, and he bought it off the carts at Paddington—I can't say whether he was a respectable, honest, well-conducted man—I have heard some things since this—he never was an intimate friend of mine, until we went to this sale together—I have never slept at his house; I have slept in the same house where he lodges, and in the same room—I have known him twenty or thirty years—I have been to other sales where he has been—he had not bought for me before; I think he once bought a rick together with another man—he has not sold me any; I never recollect anything of the sort—he went with me to a hay sale, at Wandsworth, in November last—he did not go there to buy hay for me; he merely went along with me for company—I did not buy any there, it went so dear—I don't recollect going with him to a sale at Mill-hill, Hendon, in November—I swear he never bought for me there—I never went to a hay sale at Hendon, or near there—I have had a little bill transaction with him, not for my accommodation, in particular; he held the bill and the money too; I did not have it—I never had a pound upon any bill for him—I swear that he has not put his name on bills of exchange at my request, for my accommodation, not to my knowledge—my name and his have been in the same bill, but not particularly for my accommodation—I never got him to manufacture a bill for the purpose of trying to get it discounted, to relieve me from my embarrassments—I am now in Whitecross-street prison, through the prisoner robbing me of this money—there were not executions out against me at the time of this sale, nor any judgments—I can't say how</p>
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<p>long afterwards it was that I was arrested—I don't know whether it was in
<hi rend="italic">January or February;</hi> I think it must have been in February—I have been there about six weeks—I had not been served with copies of writs in December, and I have only been served with a copy of one up to the present time—I was sued at the county court once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you remember going with the prisoner in December last to an attorney's in Hatton-garden to make arrangements for going through the Insolvent Court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was something said about it—at that time there were no money transactions pending between the prisoner and myself further than the bill that has been named, nor was there any between my son and him, further than he bought a load of hay of my son—I did not tell the prisoner, before going to the sale, to buy the hay himself, and I would buy it of him afterwards; I never named such a thing—I did not buy it myself, because I have a right to employ an agent if I think proper—Mr. Baker, the auctioneer, has taken my bidding a good many times, and he would have taken it that day—he never refused my bidding—I have paid him a good deal of money—I had no particular reason for not bidding myself—I have done the same thing before several times, because people in the neighbourhood oppose you at sales if you are a long way from home—the Middlesex dealers do not like me in Middlesex, therefore I have had agents before on these occurrences—I cannot say how soon after the 15th December I went to the attorney's in Hatton-garden—it must have been a good bit afterwards—I cannot swear that it was not within a week—it might have been a month or six weeks after—I did not say to the prisoner, as I was going to the sale, "You must buy the hay yourself, and when my business is settled, I will buy it back from you"—I swear that, nothing of the kind—he did not know that I was then in difficulties; I was not in difficulties then—I was living at my own house at the time of the sale—I always leave my house when I have got business to attend to in London—I left it when they put me into Whitecross-street Prison—I was not taken at my own house, but at Paddington—I had not been at home perhaps for about a week before, I can't say exactly—very likely I might have been keeping out of the way for fear of being arrested—I can't tell you whether it was within six weeks or two days of the sale that I went to the attorney's in Hatton-garden about going through the Insolvent Court—I did not see the money in my son's possession; he told me he had got it—my son and I are not in partnership—I made over some carts and horses to him—I sold them to him—that is a long time ago, I believe in November, or before November—I was not in any difficulties on the 15th December—the money that my son gave to the prisoner was decidedly my own money—I had not made over all my property to him in November—I had sold him two horses and carts—I believe for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I made no property over.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the selling him these two horses and carts in November all that occurred?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That was all—the money that my son brought up in December was my money—it was on the Sunday evening that I gave him instructions to pay over the money to the prisoner—I had arranged with the prisoner before the sale to give him signs about the bidding—as long as I held up my right hand he was to keep on bidding for me, but if I dropped my hand he was to stop bidding—the first and third lots were purchased in that way—there was no communication between us about the prisoner buying the hay for himself—he had not got a pound to buy it with—he told me so—he said, "I shall be glad to earn a pound of you."</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-12" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH RICKETTS</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">junior.</hi> I am the son of the last witness, and am a, hay-carter, living at Common-wood, Herts—about the 22
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, January I received a communication from my father, in consequence of which I got 116
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in cash and notes, and came up to town—I saw my father at the Green Man at Paddington, on Sunday evening, 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> January—I had the money with me—my father gave me certain instructions, in consequence of which I saw the prisoner that evening, and agreed to meet him at the Bell at Kilburn on the following morning, 24th January, for him to take the 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Mr. Baker's—I told him that, and he agreed to do so—I made this agreement with him at the Green Man, about half an hour after I had seen my father; my father had then gone away—I met the prisoner next morning at the Bell at Kilburn, and paid him the money—I paid him 116
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.——there were five 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, the rest was in gold, all but 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver—I handed that over to him at the Bell, and he laid 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. down on the table, which he owed me, that made 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I then went with him down to Mr. Baker's gate—I did not go in—I went over to the Cock to wait till he came back—he came back in about five minutes, and said Mr. Baker was not at home, and that he was going to meet him from half-past four to six that evening—we came from there up to Paddington—he still kept the money—we went about to amuse ourselves during the day—we went amongst other places to the Marylebone Police-court—about six in the evening we went to Mr. Richardson's public-house in Mary-street, and the prisoner absconded from there—he left me, saying he was going to see a friend of his, and he would be back in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—it then wanted a quarter or twenty minutes to six—he said he would be back by six—I asked him to leave his great coat—he said, "No," he should not, and he then went away, and took the money with him—he did not return in a quarter of an hour—I remained there till seven o'clock—I then went to look for him about Paddington, and then I came back again—I could not find him anywhere, or hear anything about him—I was looking for him the whole week—I did not see him again till the 31st January, when I had him taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. SALTER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you known the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About ten or twelve years, as a hay dealer—I am not in business with my father—I have never been in partnership with him—we have not been engaged together in business, any more than he has employed me—I have had very few transactions with the prisoner in reference to hay, not over two, or three, or four, within the last few months—my business is to buy hay and sell it again—I suppose the prisoner is in the same line of business—I never bought hay off the prisoner's hands as soon as he had purchased it—I never went to a sale with him, or met him at sales—I have sold him loads of hay at Paddington—persons who are in the habit of attending hay sales may purchase hay and sell it again on the spot—I did not know about my father's going to purchase this hay—I did not know that the prisoner intended to purchase any—my father has been away from home for some time—I can't say for what reason; he was not in difficulties then, that I knew of—I supposed it was his business that kept him from home; I knew of no other reason—I don't know that he was pressed for money—I got this 116
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the sale of lot 3; I was employed by my father to draw it and sell it—I had not purchased any of my father's pro
<lb/>perty just before this—I think it was about Michaelmas that I bought two horses and carts and cloths of him—I did not know that he was expecting an execution; he did not tell me so—he gave me no reason for making</p>
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<p>over the property to me—I never knew his reason, and don't know it now—the money I gave the prisoner was 116
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., that was all—I knew that he had money in his possession at that time; I saw it—I knew where he was lodging—I went there to ask if he had been there—I have been to Mr. Baker's myself—I went on the Friday after the prisoner absconded—I have been talking this matter over with Mr. Baker.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I Suppose you went to Mr. Baker's to see if the prisoner had paid the money to him.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I suppose my father is, like other persons, sometimes in want of money—I got the 116
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which I brought to town, from the sale of the third lot of hay that my father bought at the sale—I sold it for my father—from that, and in other ways, I made up the 116
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-13" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-13" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-13" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am an auctioneer at Kilburn—on 15th December I had a sale of hay at Mr. Elmore's—I saw Mr. Ricketts there; I knew him, he had bought at previous sales of mine—I saw the prisoner there—lots 1 and 3 were knocked down to the prisoner—they amounted to 140
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 121
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner paid me 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. deposit on the first lot, in the presence of Mr. Ricketts; they were both together—as to the second lot, the prisoner said he would pay me the balance on the Friday following—Ricketts said, "No, make it Saturday"—the prisoner said, "No, I will pay it on Friday"—I said, "Very well; as long you will pay it, I do not care whether it is Friday or Saturday"—I think the prisoner brought me the money on the Saturday; I am not quite sure whether it was on Friday or Saturday—I gave him a delivery order to take the hay—I was never paid the 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the first lot—the prisoner called on me on the 1st of February, and told me he had sold it to a Mr. Usher, and that Mr. Usher would pay me the balance—Mr. Usher was with him at the time; he is a very respectable man, and he signed the note which I wrote for him—it never was paid—I have re-sold the hay at the same price—the prisoner called once or twice, to say that he should be prepared to pay for the other rick immediately, and he would call to do so—I do not recollect how long it was before 1st February that he called about it; I think it was somewhere about that—young Ricketts afterwards called to say that he had bought the rick of hay of Kemp, and had given him a pound for buying it—he called to know if Kemp had paid the money—I said, "No"—he said, "Well, I have given him the money to pay for it, for I bought the rick of hay of him, and have given him a pound for buying it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it not customary at sales for one person to bid and buy, and then for another person to buy it again on the spot?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is not customary; it is sometimes done.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi> to
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RICKETTS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">junior. Q.</hi> Do you recollect calling on Mr. Baker after you had given this money to the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, on the following Friday—I did not tell him that I had bought the hay of Kemp, and had given him a pound for buying it; I gave him a pound for his trouble, not for buying.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-14" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-14" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-14" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). When young Ricketts called on me, he said he called to know whether Kemp had paid for the stack of hay—I said, "No, what have you to do with it?" not knowing him—he said, "I have bought the stack of hay of Kemp, and gave him a pound for buying it"—I said, "Well, you must bring an order from Kemp to that effect, and the money as well, or I cannot deliver it"—nothing was said about the father that I recollect.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590404-name-15" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590404-name-15" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-15" type="surname" value="IRELAND"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-15" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY IRELAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, D</hi> 201). I took the prisoner into custody</p>
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<p>—I told him it was for absconding with 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. belonging to Joseph Ricketts—he said, "I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> no such thing"—on the road, he said, "If he had waited awhile, he should have had his money"—I searched him, but only found seventeen shillings on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you ever mentioned before that he said, if he had waited ho should have had his money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I was not examined before; I only stated that I took him into custody, I was
<hi rend="italic">drove</hi> down directly by Mr. Herring—I found the prisoner in the Edgeware-road—he lodges anywhere, at different lodging-houses and public-houses, and along with a girl, or anywhere he can get—I have known him five or six years—he may be a person of good character for aught I know; I only know that he lodges at all sorts of places, and likewise lives with a girl in Spring-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any doubt that he said, if Ricketts had waited he would have had his money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said so, and he has said so to me since ho has been out on bail.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the section of the Ad of Parliament upon which the indictment was framed</hi> (20 & 21
<hi rend="italic">Vic. c.</hi> 54,
<hi rend="italic">sec.</hi> 4)
<hi rend="italic">did not contemplate the possibility of a person being the bailee of money, but that it applied to a chattel, or something that was ear-marked and capable of being identified (see Reg. V. Radley,</hi> 1,
<hi rend="italic">Denison's Crown Cases</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SALTER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on the same side, contended that the evidence did not support the indictment; the indictment alleged that the prisoner was entrusted with </hi>120
<hi rend="italic">l., whereas by the evidence it appeared to be</hi> 116
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">had no doubt, supposing the evidence was believed, that there was a sufficient bailment; and as to the second objection, he directed the indict
<lb/>ment to be amended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH BARRETT</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590404-369-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing 1 handkerchief, value 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On the afternoon of 25th March I was on duty near the Mansion House, and saw the prisoners and another following a gentleman up the Poultry—Davis put his hand outside the gentleman's pocket, and they left him and returned down the Poultry—I told another officer to follow me—a girl spoke to them, and they went to Fenchurch-street—I saw Davis go up to a gentleman, covered by the other two, and draw this handkerchief from his pocket and put it under his arm—I caught hold of him and called to the gentleman, but he did not hear me—I asked Davis at the station if there were any marks on the handker
<lb/>chief—he said, "No"—I found another handkerchief in his pocket—he said that it was his sister's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barrett. Q.</hi> Did you see me do anything?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw you cover him—you both had your aprons down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-19" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-19" type="surname" value="COLE"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-19" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 490). I took Barrett at Bow-lane station about three hours after the robbery—he came there with a female with some food for Davis, who was in custody—I took him, and he was identified.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590404-name-20" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590404-name-20" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-20" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HAYWARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 95). I was on duty, and Monger called my attention to the prisoners and another—I followed them two hundred yards, and have no doubt of them—I saw Barrett again next day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Davis's Defence.</hi> The two letters on the handkerchief are my sister's name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-21" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-21" type="surname" value="MONGER"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-21" type="given" value="ANTONY WILSON"/>ANTONY WILSON MONGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The Lord Mayor asked me if it was marked, I said, "Yes, S. B."—and Davis said, "I put them on the handkerchief myself."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barrett's Defence.</hi> I was walking with him and that was all—and they took me in custody.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-369-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-369-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18590404-369-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-369-punishment-4" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-369-18590404 t18590404-369-punishment-4"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BARRETT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-369-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-369-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18590404-369-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-369-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-369-18590404 t18590404-369-punishment-5"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR HOW</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590404-370-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-370-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing 204 yards of cambric, of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590404-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590404-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-25" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LEGG</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>). In consequence of instructions from the prosecutors, I followed Stiles's van on 23d March to Shoreditch—it stopped, he got down—How came up, and they spoke together—Stiles opened the boot of the van, the traveller Butler then came out, and Stiles got up and drove away—How had gone on—I followed to several other places, and at last arrived at the Lamb at Kingsland, where Butler got down and went into the house—How came up and spoke to Stiles—How stopped at the corner of the gateway—Stiles got up on the step of the van, took this parcel (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) out of the boot, gave it to How, walked round the back streets, and then came into the Kingsland-road again—I had never lost sight of him, and as he was getting into an omnibus I laid hold of him, said that I was a police-officer, and told him to consider himself in custody for having the parcel—he had it with him, and Knight came up and took it from him—he said, "I will tell you all about it, I have brought it from Mackintosh's, and I work there"—I left him with Knight, went back to the Lamb, called Stiles from the tap-room into the street, and told him I was a police-officer, and to consider himself in custody for stealing a parcel the property of his master—he said that he had not, and knew nothing about it—I had seen them together before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you the parcel with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not tell him that I had seen him go to How—he did not tell me that it had been given to him by one of the men in the warehouse who he did not know, with directions to give it to How.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-26" type="given" value="JOSEPH COMBER"/>JOSEPH COMBER KNIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 437). I went up to Legg when he had How in custody—How was left in my custody with a parcel which he said he brought from Mackintosh's, where he worked—I asked him what it contained—he said, he did not know—Legg afterwards brought Stiles to me in a cab—I had the parcel on my knee, and said to Stiles, "You will be charged with stealing this parcel, and giving it to this young man"—he said, "You do not mean to charge me with stealing that?"—I said, "Certainly I do, I saw you do it"—when the charge was read over by the inspector, Stiles said that one of Mr. Mowatt's young men brought it out of the ware-house to him—I asked him who the young man was—he said, "I do not know"—we asked him if he should know him again—he said, that he should not, and should say nothing of it—I had seen the two prisoners before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not he say that he knew nothing about it at present?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> How said that—this was at 1 o'clock in the day—How went just inside the stable-yard of the Lamb tavern—Stiles appeared</p>
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<p>very much surprised at the idea of stealing it—the first account he gave was at the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-27" type="given" value="JOHN FREDERICK"/>JOHN FREDERICK BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am traveller to Mr. Charles Mo watt—Stiles was his driver—I had to see Mrs. Rotherham, a customer, in March, leaving Stiles in charge of the van, and again when I went for refreshment—each traveller has a book in which goods are entered, they are then put into boxes—this was not part of the stock on 23d March.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long has Stiles been in the service?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe five years—we do not deliver parcels: we sell from the goods—it was not Stiles's duty to take the goods to the customer but only to take them out in the traveller's van—he had no right to have this box there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590404-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590404-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-28" type="surname" value="THOMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-28" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am traveller to the prosecutor—this is one of the parcels I selected from the van on 23d March—it was afterwards missed from the van.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STILES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-370-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HOW</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18590404-371-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing 1 watch, value 4
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was not there a mob?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but I was not in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-32" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARDER</persName> </hi>. I am an errand boy of 33, Cotton-street, Stepney—I was near the prosecutor, and saw the prisoner with a watch in his hand at the prosecutor's side—he passed it to a man in a brown coat and ran away—he was followed.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April,</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart. Aid.; Mr. Aid.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>, M.P.;</p>
<p>Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>; and Mr.
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was passing by the house, and just as I got to the corner, the man came running after me—some other person dropt the key—I called, but they would not stop—I took it up, and the officer took me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 216). I apprehended the prisoner on 2nd March—I told him he was charged with stealing a quantity of cloth cuttings—he said that he knew nothing about them—I took him to his master 8, and there he said he was employed to carry them to White-horse-court—I found the bag at Mr. Whit worth's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> A person asked me to take the bag, and the gentle
<lb/>man came and took me; I put it down and ran away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, of
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-51" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TRENHAM</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer—on 3d March I was in Aldgate about 5 o'clock—the prisoner came to me and asked me to give him small change for half-a-crown—I said he had better go in a small shop and get the change there—he replied he had been in several small shops, and they refused to give it him without he bought something—I said I would, and I took out my purse to give him small change for half-a-crown—he snatched my purse out of my hand and went away between a run and a sharp walk—I followed him in hopes to meet an officer—he got as far as Aldgate Church, and there handed the purse over to a woman, and said, "Take care of that for me"—I said to the woman "That is mine"—she said she did not know whether it was or not—the prisoner was there at the time—the woman then handed the purse to another man, and I went back after the prisoner—he went across the road—I never lost sight of him till he was apprehended at the corner of the Minories—I called out, "Stop thief," and he was taken—he was in a fit in the station or pretended to be, and threw himself down on the ground—my purse contained 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I have never seen it since—he made a grasp at my watch and broke the guard, but I put up my hand and saved my watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> In what direction did you see me first?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At Black Horse-yard, that is on the opposite side to the church—you asked me to give you small change for half-a-crown, and I told you to go into some small shop—you said you had done so, and you could not get change unless you purchased some
<lb/>thing, and I was willing to oblige you—I took my purse from my right-hand trousers pocket—my coat was buttoned, and I opened it to take out the purse, and you snatched my purse with your left hand, and caught at my watch with your right, and broke my chain—there were plenty of people about—I saw you run against several persons—I had time to catch you, but I did not touch you, you were too vicious—you were fighting and kicking—you kept running and walking fast in order to get rid of me—I went at about the same speed that you did to give you in charge, if I could meet an officer—I did not lose sight of you—I came up immediately—you shammed a fit, and kicked, but when they took your shoes off, you gave up kicking.</p>
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<p>was in custody—I did not see the prosecutor till he was at the Mansion House.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> In what direction did you see me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Going towards Whitechapel Church—I was standing at our door—I did not call a policeman—I thought I had better secure you—I did not hear the cry of "Stop thief" before I saw you do anything—I did not see you running—you picked the pocket just as the gentleman got to the corner of Blue Boar-yard, and you went towards Whitechapel Church—then I got hold of you, and gave you a kick, and we both fell—you bit my shoulder, and then got hold of my arm, and I have suffered a great deal since from it—you forced yourself away, and escaped—you were stopped at the comer of the Minories—there was such a mob, that I thought my best way was to make my way back to our shop, as I had got no one in it—they sent for me to the station, and I went there, and you were in a fit—it was not above five minutes from the time you picked the gentleman's pocket till you were apprehended—it was about six o'clock when you were at the station—I did not see you rush or push against any one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLAYDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 520). I heard a cry of "Stop thief" on 3d of March, and saw the prisoner running towards me—I caught him by the collar—he broke away, and fell down—I went and caught hold of his collar again—he threw his arm up, and this shawl fell from under his arm, doubled up tightly—I said, "Whose is this?"—he said, "I don't know whose it is"—I said, "What were you running for?"—he said, "Nothing"—I said, "You had better wait a few minutes"—the last witness then came up, and he said, "That is the man that picked a gentleman's pocket, and bit me on the arm"—the prisoner did not say anything, but he commenced kicking and biting, and threw himself into a sham fit—we had the greatest trouble imaginable to get him to the station—I did not see the prosecutor—he came to the station after I left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was going towards Whitechapel Church—the witness came and took me by the arm—I said, "What is the matter?"—he never answered, but threw me down on the ground, and hit me on the nose—I defended myself as well as I could, and he gave me in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I sent it down stairs to be entered to Rotherham of Shoreditch—the name was on it—the prisoner went down with the cloth to the entering room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Rotherham is rather a common name, is it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Rotherham of Shoreditch is the only Rotherham I have known—I believe that it is rather a large place—I don't know any other Rotherham a draper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>. I live in Hoxton—I have the charge of the entering room at Messrs. Pawson's—on the 27th January I received a length of cloth—I saw the prisoner—I would not be positive whether he came into the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the prisoner see you before he saw Mr. Watson?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he saw him and selected the goods before he saw me—the goods were sent to me by Mr. Watson, and a ticket came down with the goods, "J. Rotherham & Co. Shoreditch"—the goods were sent to me, and the prisoner came and said he had come for a length of cloth that he had looked out for J. Rotherham & Co. of Shoreditch—I think there were other persons in the entering room—I made this entry after I looked at the ticket on the goods, after the prisoner told me he required the goods for that name—there is but one Rotherham, a draper, in Shoreditch—I never knew of any other—I gave the prisoner the goods, and he took them away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-57" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HILL</persName> </hi>. I live in Mile End-road, and am in the employ of J. Rother
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many are there in your firm?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three, including Mr. Rotherham—I think there are about 100 assistants—I am the only one who is here—I am in the counting-house—I don't think it is likely that the prisoner might have been sent from another department without my knowing it—the orders generally pass through my hands—the prisoner's name has never been entered in our books as being in the employ of Messrs. Rotherham—I have referred to the books—they are not here—these goods were never received—I have made inquiries of the different partners, and of other parties—the servants are frequently leaving; I don't think there are more than 100, and they are changing every week.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who buys the goods?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two of the partners, and we have four buyers besides—persons are never sent to buy goods, unless by order of one of the firm, or of the four buyers—the prisoner was not one of the buyers, and has not been for the last five years—I have such a general knowledge of the business, and of the persons there, as to know that the prisoner was not in the employ during the time I have been there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there any person in the service of the name of G. A. Johnson.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 376). I took the prisoner in custody on the afternoon of 22nd March, at the shop of Mr. Whitten, a draper, at Stratford—I told him he was charged with obtaining goods by false pretences from Messrs. Pawson's of St. Paul's Churchyard—he said, "Well, I will go with you"—I took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-378-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-378-18590404 t18590404-378-punishment-15"/>Twenty Years Penal Servitude.</rs> The prisoner had been sentenced to Fourteen Years Transportation, and had also been repeatedly in custody.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart. Ald.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. 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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<interp inst="t18590404-379-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18590404-380-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch, value 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590404-380-offence-1 t18590404-name-65"/>Adeodata da Silva Lima</persName>, from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590404-380-offence-1 t18590404-name-66"/>Sarah da Silva Lima</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCDONALD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590404-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590404-name-67" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-67" type="given" value="SARAH SILVA"/>SARAH SILVA LIMA</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Adeodata da Silva Lima, residing at Richmond-road, Hackney—on 18th February, between 4 and 5 in the afternoon, I was at Hackney—I had a gold watch and chain—I wore the chain outside my shawl, and the watch was in the pocket of my dress in front—the prisoner came up to me and asked me the direction to Hack
<lb/>ney-downs—I stopped and raised my hand to point in the direction that I thought the downs lay in—in doing so I raised my shawl, and as I put down my hand I touched something—I immediately grasped my chain, which fell loose, and I said to him, "You have taken my watch"—I don't think he made me any answer; he went off quickly—a well-dressed young man passed, and I said to him, "Stop that lad, he has taken my watch"—he did not attempt to do so, but looked at me and passed on—at the same moment a man apparently drunk staggered towards me from the street—I went on quickly after the prisoner—I met a man with a basket—I said to him, "That lad has taken my watch"—I pointed out the prisoner to the man—he was at that time running very quickly up the Darnley-road—the man went after him—he laid down his basket and I stood there—he went after him as quickly as he could—they went out of my sight in a few minutes—the prisoner turned the first corner to the light—a boy seemed to join in the chase—I could only see the three persons on the road; it is a lonely road—the prisoner was brought back to me and I identified him—I have not found my watch—the chain was not taken; that was perfect.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were walking rather fast, I think?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I don't think there were many persons walking along the same path as myself—one person passed me, and another staggered towards me; but they did not address me—my watch had been taken at that time—I did not call out at all; I merely said to one person, "Stop that lad, he has taken my watch"—I saw nobody run but the prisoner—he was brought back within two or three minutes, or a few minutes—I heard him say at the station that he was innocent—I did not hear him say that it was not him that addressed me—he did not say, "It is a mistake altogether; I never spoke to the lady."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCDONALD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he the only person that was near you when you were asked the direction of Hackney-downs?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have no doubt whatever as to the identity of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COPPING</persName> </hi>. I am a cab-driver, living at Homerton-terrace, Hackney—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you saw him first, was the prosecutrix in sight?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—there was only one other person running at the same time; that person was behind the prisoner, about thirty yards—I did not see the prisoner stopped; I lost sight of him—the other man went back when he lost sight of the prisoner—he was a butterman living in Hackney-road—he is not here to-day—I was out of breath with running as well as the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-69" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Hagan, of Mare-street, Hackney—on 14th February, between 4 and 5 in the afternoon, I was in Mare-street, opposite the Darnley-road—I saw the prosecutrix there running—the said, "That boy has taken my watch"—I heard the cry of "Stop thief," and saw the prisoner running up the Darnley-road—I ran up another road and met him—I said to him, "Do you know anything of this lady's watch?"—he said, "What watch? I have just come from Kingsland"—he appeared to be very much excited—he was given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-380-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590404-name-70" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-70" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HANCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 229). I produce a certificate. (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Middlesex,</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th November,</hi> 1857;
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-71" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>Joseph Carrick</persName>, convicted of larceny from the person.
<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months.</hi>) The prisoner is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590404-381-offence-1 t18590404-name-73"/>John Dawson</persName>, in whose custody he was, as a deserter from the west York Rifle Militia. He</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to escaping, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA LANCHESTER</hi> (25)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ROSE</hi> (21)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590404-383-offence-1 t18590404-name-76"/>William Wainwright</persName>, and stealing from his person 1 watch, value 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHARPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WAINWRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Little Newport-street, Leicester-square, and am a tailor—on 27th February, shortly after 12 o'clock, I was in the inclosure of St. James's Park—I had got over the railings to look at some boys who were jumping over a sand-hill—I had some friends with me who said they would go and jump too, and asked me to come—I said, "No"—I stood there, and the prisoner came and stood by me and snatched my watch—I laid hold of him, and said, "You have stolen my watch"—he said, "It is false"—I said, "It is in your hand, I shall give you in custody"—he had his coat sleeves up, and his hand clenched; but I did not see any part of the watch—he snatched his hand away, put it behind him, then brought it back and said, "Now you may search me"—I saw some parties behind me, and one of them stooped right down—I said that</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was this Sunday?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—there was quite a crowd there—my friends were older lads than me—there were 200 people or more—the hole was in the inclosure on the Wellington-barracks side—I asked my friends to assist me in holding him, but I think they were frightened—they said they would go and fetch a policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-78" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JENDERS</persName> </hi>. I am constable of St. James's Park—I saw a crowd of boys, and found the prisoner and Wainwright in the hole—I could hardly get to them, there were so many there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-383-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-383-18590404 t18590404-383-punishment-19"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-384-18590404" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN MURPHY</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590404-384-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 41 handkerchiefs, value 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590404-384-offence-1 t18590404-name-80"/>Alfred Neville</persName> and another, having been before convicted; to which she</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-384-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-384-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-384-18590404 t18590404-384-punishment-20"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED MANWARREN</hi> (33)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED WALTERS</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590404-385-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 68 certificates of shares to the amount of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each, in the funds of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590404-385-offence-1 t18590404-name-83"/>Berlin Water Works Company</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590404-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590404-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-84" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-84" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a stockbroker of 1, Copthall-chambers—on Monday, 7th March, about half-past 3, Manwarren came to my office—I did not know him before—he produced sixty-eight shares of the Berlin Water Works Company; he called them sixty-seven, but I counted them and found sixty-eight—he said that he came from Mr. Cleggett of Billiter-square, whom I knew by repute—I drew out this order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which Manwarren signed—I told him it was very late in the day, and that these shares were very seldom bought in, and I had rather wait till the morning, as it would be rather hard on Mr. Cleggett—he said that his orders were to sell them at once and bring away the money—I went to the Stock Exchange, and then went to Mr. Cleggett, to inquire if it was right—I returned to my office, found Man wan-en there, and asked him for the shares in order to take the numbers of them—he gave them to mo and I sent for a policeman—just before the policeman came in, I said I did not believe Mr. Cleggett had sent him—he said that two persons outside instructed him to come into the office to sell them, and I should find them waiting outside—I called the policeman in, and he and I took Manwarren down stairs—he pointed to two persons at the bottom of the court and asked him if they were the persons he meant—he said he thought they were, but that he was near sighted—Walters was one of those persons and the witness Bennett the other—we walked towards them, and they went into a public-house—we were about twenty yards from them—I went in after them and found them standing in front of the bar, drinking, and apparently in deep conversation—I asked Bennett if he knew Manwarren—he said that he did not, he had never seen him—not knowing each other, the policeman did not like to take them all three, but Manwarren finding himself in custody said, "Those are the two men."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not Manwarren say at first that they were not the men who sent him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We could hardly get any answer out of him—I do not remember hearing him say that they were not</p>
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<p>the men—the policeman said that if he would not say one way or the other he would have to go to the station alone, and I think he said, "You must be answerable"—Man warren then said, "Am I in charge?"—the policeman said that he was, and he then said, "These are the two men."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Manwarren. Q.</hi> Did not I say that I wished to go to the station and give all the information I could?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> After you were in custody you did.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 404). On 7th March, about half-past 3 o'clock, I was sent for to Mr. Smith's office, and found Manwarren there—Mr. Smith said that he had brought some shares for him to dispose of which he could not give a satisfactory account of—I asked Manwarren where he got them—he said that two gentlemen sent him there to dispose of them—I asked him if he knew them—he said, "No, I met them in the Kingsland-road, and they asked me if I would meet them at the Royal Exchange and do some business for them"—he gave me a description of the gentlemen and told me that they were waiting—Mr. Smith sent his brother out, and I want out, and saw two men standing at the bottom of Angel-court—I asked Manwarren if they were the men—he said that they were, but that he was very near-sighted—we went towards them, and they turned into a public-house—we went in and found Bennett and Walters in deep conversation—they turned their backs to us—I asked Manwarren if they were the men who had sent him in—he hesitated some time and then said that they were—I said it was very strange he should have described them so accurately as to the clothes they had on, and their pins, and scarfs—he made no reply—I asked them if they had any knowledge of him—they said, "No," and that they knew nothing of any shares—Bennett wrote his address, which was correct, and Walters gave a false address—I said Manwarren must go to the station on account of the possession of the shares—he said, "Am I in charge?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "Then these are the two men who sent me"—I took them all three to the station—Walters did not go quietly, and I got the assistance of another constable—I searched them, but found nothing relating to the case.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-86" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Hemsworth-street, Hoxton—I have been a licensed victualler—I never knew Manwarren till the 7th March—on Saturday evening, 5th March, I was at the Southgate Arms public-house, Southgate-road—Walters came in alone—I had seen him there on several occasions—he asked me if I knew what the Berlin Water-works were worth—I did not know, and took up the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> and found that they were worth two and a half to three and a half—I said, "It is too late to-day, on Monday you can do something with them"—I either said, "I will go," or he said, "Will you go?" and we agreed to meet on Monday morning to go to the Exchange to see what they were worth—I asked him how many he had—he said, "Between sixty and seventy"—we were to meet at the same place at 10 o'clock—it was a quarter to 11 when he came—I asked him if he had got the shares—he said that a friend of his had got them who was coming with him—I asked him where the friend was—he said "On the road," or "Outside"—we left the public-house immediately and met Manwarren, to whom he introduced me as the party—I asked him if he had got the shares—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Allow me to look at them"—he pulled out a black pocket-book and produced a share, saying, "I have one here"—I took it and we went to the Royal Exchange, stopping first at a public-house and had a pint of beer between the three of us—the prisoners left me in the public-house, as I said it was too soon to do any business—I afterwards went on 'Change to find a porter's broker—he came back to the</p>
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<p>public-house where we were to meet—I showed him the party who had got the shares, and he said, "I know a respectable house here, Mr. Smith's"—we went there—Manwarren went in and left us outside the door—I waited directly opposite two hours and a-half, walking backwards and forwards—I saw the policeman go in—I afterwards saw him at the public-house and was taken in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you a stock-broker?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I am doing no particular business whatever—I should have attended to him at the Stock Exchange—you may term it as a friend of the broker—I do not introduce customers to brokers—Walters consulted me about it promiscuously—it was only at that public-house that I had seen him—I have seen him there perhaps half a dozen times—I do not know how he came to ask me the price—I had not done such things before, but I had been there on other occasions with others who had had transactions in shares—he said he was going to the Exchange, having some shares to dispose of, and I went with him for a walk—I have been out of business eighteen months or two years—my licence was not taken away, it was through misfortune—that did not carry me into the Insolvent Court—since then I have done anything I could by commission—I have no office as commission agent—I was commissioned last week by a gentleman three days out of six, and the week before—that is not since this case has brought me into notoriety—I never had a commission from the Exchange in my life—I have occasionally bought horses and carts—I became acquainted with the merits of horses by having twenty-seven of my own—I did not make inquiry of anybody as to these shares, only of this one party on the 'Change—I did not inquire where Manwarren lived—he only produced one share—I got the other broker because I did not know which was the most respectable house to go to, so I asked the broker's man—that was not in the prisoner's presence—I was alone then, and he came back with me—I said that the shares belonged to a friend of his.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Manwarren. Q.</hi> You say that you were a licensed victualler; where was the house you kept?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I kept two, one in Church-street, Mile-end, and one in Kent—that is two years ago—I used to be very fond of skittle-grounds—I did not tell Fork, a policeman, that Walters brought the shares to me in the public-house on Monday morning—I said "
<hi rend="italic">The share,"</hi> but he understood me to say "
<hi rend="italic">The stores,"</hi> and I contradicted him at the time—I have said I did not think there was any one there but the potboy, who did not happen to recollect seeing Walters, or he might possibly have not been there at the time—I swear I did not say that Walters gave me the shares—I said that you gave me the share, and if the policeman says so he is not speaking the truth—I contradicted him when he went to the office; I said, "Well, you are decidedly wrong, I never saw the shares."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When the policeman came to you, were you asked whether you knew Manwarren?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but there was a mistake on his part—I said, that I had never seen the man, and he understood that I said, that I did not know him—the constable is here, and may recollect the expression—I said that I had never seen Manwarren until that morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-87" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RICHARDSON</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to the Berlin Water-works Company, 26, Gresham-street—these shares were returned to the office in June, 1857—they were sent in to be exchanged for fully paid-up shares for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and were to be cancelled by the clerk—I have never seen them since—I did not miss them till one was brought to me, with an offer to sell the whole lot to me for 20
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered, that as there was an interval of two years between the shares being seen and their being found in the prisoner's possession, it was not a sufficient case to go to the Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Reynolds. Q.</hi> Was I not outside the door when you laid hold of my collar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but you came out at the door, I am quite certain of that—there were three or four persons round—I saw the female prisoner lurking about—you were in the act of closing the door when I seized you by the collar—I saw your face; it was very close to mine, and I have had your features in my mind ever since.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Reynolds was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Read: "Worship-street Police Court, March</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1857.—
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<hi rend="italic">Reynolds. Q.</hi> Did you have me in custody?
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you know he is the same person?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have known him for the last three or four years—I was present at his conviction, and saw him in custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I had no particular idea of the value of them—I asked him whose property they were—he said, they were his own—I asked him in what way he became possessed of them, what he did with gloves—he said he dealt in them—I said, if that was the case, would he be kind enough to show me his card, or a bill-head—he said, he had neither a card or bill-head—I asked him. if he carried on business, dealing in these kind of goods, how it was that he had neither bill-head nor cards; but if he had neither to show me, to give me satisfaction, he could, of course, show me a bill or invoice by which he bought the goods, as where he would buy them they would of course give bills—he said he could do so, but he had not got it with him—I said, I should require him to go and fetch it—he had given</p>
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<p>me his address as in Hosier-lane, near Smithfield—I said, it was not far for him to go and fetch me the bill of the goods—he hesitated about doing so, and said, if I did not like to advance him the money on the goods, I could return them to him—I said, I should decline doing that; but I should require him to fetch that bill which he said he had—seeing that I would not yield to him on any other terms, he assented, and went away to fetch the bill—I kept posses
<lb/>sion of the gloves—I watched him out—he went in the direction of Hosier-lane—I did not see him go down Hosier-lane—he returned in about half or three-quarters of an hour—it would not have taken him above five minutes to have gone to Hosier-lane—when he returned, he brought me back this invoice, bearing the name of "Dent, Allcroft, and Co.," and headed "Mr. Fraser, Hosier-lane; bought of Dent, Allcroft, and Co."—he said his name was "Fraser, of 9, Hosier-lane"—I asked him if that was the invoice by which he bought the goods—he said, It is"—I said, "Were they paid for?—he said, "They were"—I said, "If they were bought and paid for, this is the receipt of them?"—He said, "Yes"—I said, "How is it that such a firm as Dent and Allcroft give you a receipt for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. without a stamp on it?"—he said it was usual in a transaction down in that department—I said, "Who gave it?—he said, "The party in the French department made out the receipt"—I said, "What was the amount you gave for them?"—he mentioned the price named in the invoice, 39
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per dozen, which at six dozen amounted to something like 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but the bill head having on one corner a cash discount of two and a half, he had made 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. mistake in subtracting that, besides making a mistake in the pence—after talking with him for some time, I left him in the shop and went towards the front door to see for an officer, and while doing so the prisoner made his way out at the side door—I immediately communicated with the police, and gave up the box and gloves to them—these are them (
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I asked him on that occasion whose they were—he said they were his own; that he dealt in them; that his name was William Fraser, of 9, Hosier-lane—on looking through the warehouse, I also discovered another box of gloves pledged in the same name on the 16th, but I did not see him on that occasion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you remember selling me a Church Service from your window?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have no recollection of it—we keep a book in which we enter sales—I have referred to that book—we sold several during the last few weeks—I might possibly know the book if I saw—it (
<hi rend="italic">Looking at one produced by the prisoner</hi>) I should say this book has been in our stock—there is a faint remains of our stock-mark—I don't remember selling it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 203). On the morning of 26th February, in consequence of information I received from a pawnbroker named Walters, in Aldersgate-street, I went there and saw a person of the name of Robson taking out one dozen pair of gloves—the prisoner was not present—I took the prisoner in custody on Saturday, 26th, at Messrs. Dent's warehouse—I told him that we were two detective officers, and he must consider himself in custody for stealing one dozen pair of gloves, the property of Messrs. Allcroft—I told him he had no occasion to answer me any questions without he thought proper—he said, "I decline answering any questions you put to me"—we took him to the station—Gisby searched him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Is not the packing-room parted from the warehouse by an iron door at night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; you had access to the whole of the premises during the night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you gone through your stock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Our stock is so large, we should not miss these out of 25,000 dozen—another proof of these not having been sold is that there are six dozen of one size—we do not sell by retail, but we should not sell six dozen of a size to one party.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 245). I went to Messrs. Dent's with Mullineux, and took the prisoner into custody—I told him we should take him into custody on a charge of stealing some gloves, and cautioned him that whatever he said would be given in evidence against him—he said he had nothing to say—I took him to the station and searched him, and found three new scarfs in his coat pocket, a porte
<lb/>monnaie, a wedding-ring, six shillings and three-pence halfpenny in money, a pepper-box, a knife, and a key—I was afterwards with him in a cab with Jameson and Robson, two persons who were then in custody also, and the prisoner said, "What do you want with them? they know nothing about it. I left the box there for Mrs. Jameson to take care of"—that relates to another charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you take the scarfs from my pocket, or did I give them up to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I took them out—you were going to take out some other things, and I told you not to do so, because I should have to search you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I acknowledge to leaving one dozen gloves at Jameson's house—the scarfs formed part of a half-dozen, which, if it had been a few hours later, I could have proved how I became possessed of—I was offering them for sale to the porters in oar establishment, which it is not likely I should have done had I stolen them there—as regards the gloves at Muncaster and Warre's, I have no knowledge whatever—the only time I was ever in the shop was when I purchased the Church Service—the witness has an indistinct recollection of my features, and with the assistance of the policemen he comes forward now and swears I brought these gloves.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Smith.</hi> I was not in Turnstile,—I was in the other street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">lark</hi>"—I said, "It looks very suspicious," but let him go—another constable said something to me, in consequence of which I pursued the prisoners, stopped them, and took them up to the old gentleman again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith.</hi> You said that I was running, but I never ran a step.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi> You were running, and you ran right into my arms.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ALD. SALOMON, M.P</hi>.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY MUGGERIDGE</hi>, Knt. Ald.;</p>
<p>Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALLEN</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERGEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Sergeant and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, L</hi> 83). I produce a certificate (
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. apple-pie—I served him, and he put down a shilling—I took it up, and knew it directly to be bad—I told him it looked like a copper one; he said he did not think it did, and if I would give it him back he would give me another—I got a policeman, and gave him into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, L</hi> 100). I took the prisoner, and Mr. Hillier gave me this coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I noticed it at the time—it was white, and had the appearance of a silver shilling, except at the edge, where it had been scraped off—the prisoner said it had been given him the night before, in change—I took him to the Court the next morning, and he made the remark that he had had nothing to eat that day, and he should have nothing till 7 o'clock at night—he was discharged—he gave the name of John Moore.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-122" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SPARLING</persName> </hi>. I keep a tobacconist's shop in Wych-street, Drury-lane—I lived formerly in Long-acre; I had only come into the shop in Wych-street a few days—Mr. Roberts had kept the shop before me, and his name was still up over the door—on 9th March I was in the parlour and my wife was in the shop—I saw the prisoner come in, and recognised him—he asked for half-an-ounce of tobacco—my wife served him—I allowed her to weigh the tobacco, and deliver it; and the prisoner put down a shilling on the counter—I took it up and said, "I will take the money of this gen
<lb/>tleman"—when I took it up, the prisoner caught a glance of me and turned his head on one side—I walked round the counter, closed the door, and told him he had come to me in Long-acre, and he had had six months, and could not have been more than a few weeks out of prison—I sent for a policeman, and gave him the bad shilling, and gave the prisoner in charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-123" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WAIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 108). I took charge of the prisoner on 9th March—the last witness gave me this shilling—I was at Bow-street 10th March, and the prisoner said, "What a fool I was! if I had known that had been the same man that kept the shop in Long-acre, I should not have gone there, and I should not have been taken"—he gave the name of Samuel Martin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> No; I said if I had known it had been a bad shilling I should not have gone there; and you said, "Never mind, it is only one case, you will get off."
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—these coins are both genuine farthings; they have been hammered out, and the reverse side is entirely defaced—they have been flattened on the edge, covered over with a preparation of mercury, and made to represent shil
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-396-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARGARET NAGLE</hi> (33)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-126" type="given" value="EIZABETH"/>EIZABETH MITCHERSON</persName> </hi>. I shall be ten years old on 3d of July—I live with my mother in Coopers-gardens; she is a widow—the prisoner lived next door to my mother—I remember going to Mr. Dale's for some coals one day—the prisoner sent me—she told me to ask for 14 lbs. of coals, and gave me a shilling to pay for them—I had no other shilling besides that—I went to Mr. Dale's for the coals, and he had not got any—I went back and told the prisoner—she was then in my mother's room—the prisoner sent me again for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of coke, and if anybody asked me who sent me, she told me not to say—I went to back to Mr. Dale's—I saw Mrs. Dale; she let me have the coke—I gave her the shilling, and she called down Mr. Dale; he bent the shilling in two, and gave it me back again, and said it was a bad one—I gave that bent shilling back to the prisoner, and said that Mr. Dale said it was bad—she was then in my mother's room, which is up stairs—the prisoner threw the shilling into the fire—I saw Mr. Dale coming into the house soon alter me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When you brought the shilling back, I asked you if you were sure that was the one I gave you, and you said you did not know whether Mr. Dale put it in the bag or not.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not—I saw you put it in the fire.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-127" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET DALE</persName> </hi>. On 19th February, I received a shilling from this little girl for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of coke—I gave the shilling to my husband—I saw no more of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590404-name-128" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-128" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID DALB</persName> </hi>. On 19th February, my wife gave me a shilling about 7 o'clock—I examined it, and broke it—it was bad—this little girl was in the shop, and in consequence of what she said, I gave the shilling back to her, and followed her to the house—I went up as tar as the landing of the stairs—the prisoner and this girl's mother were in the room—I saw the little girl give the shilling to the prisoner, and she threw it in the fire—I told the prisoner if she
<hi rend="italic">came it</hi> any more, I certainly would lock her up—she asked what for—I said for bad money—I left the house—I saw the prisoner again about 9 o'clock the same evening; she began to blackguard me in the street, and wanted to give me in charge, and with that I gave her in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see me throw the shilling in the fire?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, that was not a minute after the little girl came in—she was hardly in the room when I got on the landing—I did not abuse you—I did not strike you on the head—I did not strike you at all—the constable saw the whole of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-129" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Wood—on 19th February, about 8 o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came to my shop, and bought a pair of child's trousers—the price of them was 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a bad shilling—I gave her a good sixpence, and she left, taking the trousers with her—directly she went out, I saw a constable named Clark, and in con
<lb/>sequence of what he said, I gave him the shilling—I had not parted with it from my hand—I put a mark on it before I gave it him—the constable afterwards showed me the trousers which I had sold to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you give a drop of gin to me and the little child in the kitchen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—you have dealt with me before—I never thought you would have done such a thing—I have sent you for change for a shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-130" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 183). I took the prisoner on 19th February, about 9 o'clock in the evening—David Dale was with her—they were quarrelling—the prisoner had this pair of trousers in her hand; she threw them on the ground—I took her to the station—Mrs. Wood came there and said to the prisoner, "You are the woman that came to my shop and passed a bad shilling"—the prisoner said, "It is a lie, you know nothing of me; I have not been at your shop to-day"—I went to the prisoner's room in Cooper's-gardens, and found this bad shilling in a tin canister in the cup
<lb/>board—Mrs. Wood gave me this other counterfeit shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was she sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She had been drinking, and was a little the worse for liquor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. WOOD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Does the prisoner's husband live with her at that lodging?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590404-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590404-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-131" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am a hard-working woman—I declare I did not know the shilling was bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLIS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-133" type="given" value="SUSANNA"/>SUSANNA ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow—I keep a beer-shop in Baker-street, Stepney—on 21st January, the prisoner came for a glass of ale—I served him, and he gave me a florin—I had not change and gave it to my son to get change—he came back with the change—I gave the prisoner 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., change, and he left—on Saturday, 29th January, the prisoner came again to my shop—I recognised him the moment he came in—he asked for a glass of sixpenny ale, the same as before—I served him, and he put down a bad half-crown on the counter—I saw it was bad when he laid it down—Moss, my potman, was in the bar, and he went to the door to prevent the prisoner going out—my son James came in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-134" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOSS</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Little Wonder beer-shop, kept by Mrs. Andrews—I was there on 29th January—I saw the prisoner come in, and put down a half-crown on the counter—I took it up, and found it was bad—I went to the door—I gave the half-crown to James Andrews.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-135" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Mrs. Andrews—on 21st January, I received a florin from her to get change—I went to Mr. Gadd, he gave me change—I took it to my mother and saw her give the prisoner change—shortly after he left, Mr. Gadd came and brought back the florin—I gave him back his change, and he kept the florin—on 29th January, I saw the prisoner again at our house—Moss, the potman, was there—he gave me a bad half-crown—in consequence of what I was told, I said to the prisoner, "This is rather too hot, twice in about eight days"—he said, that if I would give it him back, he would go and get the money—I said, "No, I shall give you in charge"—I sent for a constable, and gave him in charge with the half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I asked you for the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, and you said you had destroyed it.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not—Mr. Gadd had it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-136" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GADD</persName> </hi>. On 21st January, I received a florin from James Andrews—I gave him change for it—I laid it on the drawers by itself—I had no other—I afterwards examined it—it was bad—I marked it, and gave it to Mr. Andrews, and he gave it back to me—I gave it to the policeman—I had kept it separate—I am sure it was the one I had received from Mr. Andrews.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-137" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SABY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 92). On 29th January, I took the prisoner—I received this half-crown from Mr. Andrews—the prisoner was taken before a Magistrate and remanded till 1st of February—he was then dis
<lb/>charged, that being the only case against him—on 15th March, I received this florin from Mr. Gadd—I took the prisoner, and he said, "It is over 14 days now, it is
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-138" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD STONE</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Angel public-house, at Shadwell—on 4th March, the prisoner came—he asked for half a pint of beer—I served him—he tendered a counterfeit shilling—I told him it was bad, and that I knew him—a constable was coming in, and I saw another man rush from the door—I gave the prisoner in custody with the shilling—the prisoner said he had changed a half-crown, but was not aware where he changed it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-139" type="given" value="MAURICE"/>MAURICE LANE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 379). I took the prisoner on 4th March—I received this shilling from the last witness—I searched the prisoner, but found nothing on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-140" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling, florin, and half-crown are all coun
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-398-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLIS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-142" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a servant at Kensington—on 11th March, I saw the prisoner selling hearth-stone—he had a barrow with him—I bought some hearth-stone of him—I paid him with a half-crown, and he gave me two shillings in change—I had no other shilling in my possession—about 10 minutes afterwards I went to the butcher's—I showed him one of the shillings I had of the prisoner—he told me it was bad—I did not lose sight of it—I spoke to a policeman and gave it to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-143" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK STANTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police man, T</hi> 303). I went in search of the prisoner on 11th March—I found him about half-past 11 o'clock—he had another man with him, and they had a barrow—they saw me coming up, and ran away and left the barrow—I followed them—as the prisoner was running, he threw away pieces of paper in all directions with both hands—he threw a piece of paper into Mrs. Lovell's garden—I overtook the prisoner and told him I took him in charge for passing a bad shilling to Sarah Clark—he came back with me to where the barrow was—he told me the barrow did not belong to him, and he had nothing to do with it—there were hearth-stones and bricks in the barrow—I received 4 shillings from Mrs. Lovell—she said they had been wrapped up in a piece of paper—Smith gave me one sixpence, and on searching the prisoner I found another counterfeit sixpence on him, at the police-station—he had 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper on him, good money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> When you stopped me you asked if the barrow was mine, and I said I hired it.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You said that afterwards, but the first thing you said was that you knew nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590404-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590404-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-144" type="surname" value="KENNDY"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-144" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KENNDY</persName> </hi>. I followed the prisoner on 11th March—I saw him throw a piece of paper into Mrs. Lovell's—she undid the paper, and there were four bad shillings in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You came up half an hoar afterwards.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No; I was with the constable all the way.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-145" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY LOVELL</persName> </hi>. I was in my garden on 11th March—I found a piece of paper thrown in the garden with four shillings in it, all wrapped up in different folds—I broke the paper to see what was in it, and I gave it directly to the to iceman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the barrow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; when I gave the paper to the policeman, he had got the prisoner by the collar—my house is in the Bramley-road, where the prisoner was taken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590404-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590404-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-146" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I saw the prisoner running away on 11th March in the Bramley-road—the policeman was following him—as the prisoner was running, there was something thrown away, but I could not see who threw it—there were two running—there was something thrown in the water; I looked, and found a sixpence and gave it to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-147" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18590404-name-147" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings and sixpences are all bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was going out that morning, and a man with a horse and cart stopped me and laid out half-a-crown with me—he gave me the same money that I gave to the servant—I was going on, and the policeman came and asked if the barrow belonged to me—I said no, but I had hired it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-399-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-151" type="given" value="CLARA SUSANNA"/>CLARA SUSANNA INGELDEW</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother, who keeps the Beaumont Arms, Shepherd's-bush—on 8th March I was there, and the prisoner Ann Davis came in about 6 o'clock—she asked for a glass of gin—</p>
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<p>I served her, and she gave me a florin—I put it in the till—there was no other florin there—I gave her change, and she left the house—the florin was afterwards given to me by Mr. Mitchell—he asked me who took it—I said, "I did," and he marked it—that was in a few minutes after I had taken it—I was alone in the bar—between the time that this florin was paid to me and the time it was shown to me, I had not taken any other florin—I saw Ann Davis again on Thursday, 10th March, and the prisoner Edwards was with her—I recognised Ann Davis when I saw her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ann Davis.</hi> I never was in your place at all.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, you were there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-152" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I live in Jubilee-place, Shepherd's-bush—I was at Mrs. Ingeldew's on 10th March—I saw the three prisoners come in—Edwards came in first, and then the two women came in together in about five minutes: Edwards called for a pint of ale—I served him, and he paid me with a counterfeit florin—I noticed in a moment that it was bad, and told him so—I said, "There are a great many of these going about; where do you get all these from? I shall give you in charge"—he made no answer—I sent for an officer and gave him in charge, and Ann Davis also—I gave the officer the florin; I also gave him another counterfeit florin—I got that on Tuesday, 8th March, about 6 o'clock—I took it out of the till—Miss Ingeldew was in the bar standing by—on 10th March, Eliza Davis came in for half a pint of beer—that was after the other two prisoners were there, and after the florin had been uttered—she stood close by the other prisoners—she paid 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it—When Eliza Davis came in, I said to Ann Davis, "I think you are sisters"—Ann Davis said that she never saw her before—a boy then called out, "Here is a policeman coming," and Eliza Davis walked out—I saw her turn down Wood-lane—there is an open place there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Edwards.</hi> When I went in, there was nobody but me—I called for a pint of beer, and he said, "This is a counterfeit florin; how many have you got of them?"—I said I had not got any more—when the female came down, she said Eliza Davis gave her the florin, and then she said, "No, not that one, Ann Davis."
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> When I asked the young lady who gave her the florin, she pointed out Ann Davis—the other woman was not there at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When Ann Davis was told she was the person who was there before, what did she say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She denied it, and said, "I was not here before."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-153" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BRANDOM</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Stuart's Arms—on Thursday, 10th March, Edwards came between two and three o'clock—he called for a glass of ale—I served him, and he gave me a counterfeit florin—I told him it was bad, and he gave me a good shilling—I gave him change, and he left—I am quite certain that the florin he gave me was counterfeit—I put it in my mouth, and bit it—it was soft and very gritty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Edwards.</hi> I never was inside the public-house.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure he is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-154" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FLETCHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 231). On Thursday, 10th March, I was in Camden-road, Notting-hill, about three o'clock in the afternoon—I saw the three prisoners standing together looking into Mr. Hacker's, a grocer's shop—as I was passing, Ann Davis was a little on one side the others and she stared at me very hard in the face, and turned to Eliza Davis, and said something which I did not hear—I am sure the prisoners were together—as soon as I saw them in custody I said so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-155" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 170). I took Edwards and Ann Davis on</p>
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<p>10th March, at the Beaumont Arms—I received this counterfeit florin from Mitchell—I afterwards got this other florin from him—I searched Edwards and found on him a sixpence, a fourpenny piece, and three half-pence in copper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-156" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at the station-house, Notting-hill—on 10th March I searched Ann Davis—I found on her four sixpences, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, all good—I searched Eliza Davis, but found nothing on her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-157" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE HALL</persName> </hi>. My father is a grocer, and lives near the Beaumont Arms—on 10th March, about four o'clock in the afternoon, Eliza Davis came to me for a pennyworth of cheese—she offered me a half-crown or a florin—she had some small silver coins in her hand, and some halfpence—I said, "You have some half-pence, give me a penny," and she did so—when she left, I saw her go immediately into the Beaumont Arms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Eliza Davis.</hi> I never was in the shop.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am positive she is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-158" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, T</hi> 18). I am stationed at Brook-green—on Thursday, 10th March, I went in search of Eliza Davis—I found her in Wood Cottage, Wood-lane, concealed behind the door of an unoccupied house—as I entered she said, "So help me God, I know nothing about it, I am innocent"—that was before I had said anything to her—as she was walking along, I walked behind her, and distinctly saw her take something from her breast, and throw away something wrapped in a piece of paper—a boy picked it up in my presence, and gave it to me—it was this shilling wrapped in paper—I told the prisoner of it, and she said it was the boy threw it away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Eliza Davis.</hi> A boy picked up something and gave it him, and he said that I threw it down, and that I had got all the bad money.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not—I saw her throw it away—I was within two or three inches of her—I had hold of her at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These florins are bad, and from the same mould—this shilling is also bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Edwards. Q.</hi> Are there any marks on the florins?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, on the edge of one of the florins there are two small indentations—they were very likely made by the teeth—I can't say.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Edwards Defence.</hi> I went in to get a pint of porter—as to these other prisoners, I know nothing about them—I did not see them till they were in the station—I took a two-shilling piece of a man, and gave him change in coppers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ann Davis' Defence.</hi> I never was in the house before.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARDS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590404-400-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-400-18590404 t18590404-400-punishment-36"/>Confined Four Months each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-161" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARRETT</persName> </hi>. I keep the New Cross public-house, Wardour-street—on 8th February the prisoner came between eight and nine o'clock in the evening—he called for three-halfpennyworth of gin—I served him—he gave me a shilling—I put it to my teeth, and found it soft—I told him it would not do for me, he must find me another—he then paid for the gin in good money, and he took the bad shilling—on the same night I went to Vine-street station, and the prisoner was there on another charge—I did not prefer any charge against him—I merely went to recognize him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In what way did you try the shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I put it to my teeth—it bent easily—I don't know that I bent it a great deal—I don't know that I have Very strong teeth—I bent it easily.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 124). I am the constable of King-street station—the prisoner was brought to me on 8th February, about nine o'clock in the evening, on a charge of passing counterfeit coin—I took him, and another with him, to the station—on the way the prisoner threw away something, but it was very wet and dirty, and we could not find it—there were a number of persons about—the last witness came, but he did nut press the charge, and the prisoner was allowed to go.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not Mr. Barrett say he would not have anything to do with it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and the man was discharged—when I took him, he and his partner were standing close together, and he threw something amongst some persons back-handed—I don't know how far it went from him—I looked, and could not find it—another constable, who was with me, assisted me in looking—I did not tell the other constable about it—he saw it as well as me—I said, "He has dropped something"—I did not say that to the constable, he might have heard it—we began to look for it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you call out, "He has dropped something?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, there was a great crowd about—Mr. Barrett did not press the charge—there was a previous charge, but the other publican did not press the charge, because there were two of them, and he could not identify the prisoner as the man who gave it him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-163" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ASHBOLT</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Wheat Sheaf public-house—on Sunday night, 20th March, the prisoner came in about a quarter before 11 o'clock—he asked for a glass of stout—the price was 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling—I knew it was bad directly I saw it—I called out, "This person has given me a bad shilling"—I gave it to Mr. Lambert, and he broke it in two directly—the prisoner said he did not think it was a bad one—he paid for the stout with a good shilling—when Mr. Lambert broke the shilling, he put it on one of the shelves in the bar, and I put it in the fire the next morning, and it melted directly—on the Wednesday following I saw the prisoner again—he came about half-past 9 o'clock in the evening, and called for a glass of stout—I recognised him in a moment—he gave me a bad shilling—I told him it was bad, and said, "You were here on Sunday"—he denied it, and said he was not—I called Mr. Lambert, and gave him the shilling—he gave the prisoner in charge—I am quite sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you ever seen him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not to my know
<lb/>ledge before the Sunday—it was on Sunday night he came—Mr. Lambert was there, and tried the shilling—I did not try it—I saw it was bad the moment I saw it—it was not bent when he gave it me—I did not put it in the till—I handed it at once to the landlord, and he put it in the detector, and broke it—the prisoner remained in the bar while the shilling was broken on the Sunday night, and he paid me with a good shilling—I don't recollect that he wanted the broken pieces back—on the Wednesday night Mr. Lambert was in the bar—I gave him the shilling—he put it in the detector, and broke it—the prisoner remained till the constable came—he said he did not know it was bad—there were other persons there—we were very busy on the Wednesday night—I don't know that ever I took a shilling which I thought was good, and afterwards found it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-164" type="given" value="SPENCER"/>SPENCER LAMBERT</persName> </hi>. I am the proprietor of the Wheat Sheaf, in Oxford-street—I received a counterfeit shilling from the last witness on 20th February—the prisoner was there at the time she gave it me—he was in a</p>
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<p>small inclosed bar which leads into Oxford street—the last witness pointed to him as having given her the bad shilling—I said to him, "Come, this fun won't do here; you know this is a bad shilling"—I broke the shilling—the prisoner protested his innocence, and declared he knew nothing about it—he was allowed to go away—I did not see the shilling destroyed—on the Wednesday, I received another counterfeit shilling—the prisoner was not in the same inclosed place as before—he was in the open bar—it was between nine and half-past nine o'clock—I went round to prevent his escape, and a constable came up—I gave him the second counterfeit shilling which I had received from the witness—I told the constable that the prisoner had passed a bad shilling for the second time on me—I am not sure whether I said when the first had been passed—previous to the constable coming, the prisoner wished me to let him go—I told him I should do nothing of the kind, as he had been to my house on the Sunday previous—he said, "Well, I was, but I was not aware it was bad money"—after the constable came, the prisoner said he was not there on the Sunday.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 115). The prisoner was given into my custody by the last witness, who gave me the shilling—I found one good shilling on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad—if a bad shilling were thrown in the fire, it would melt almost instantly—a good shilling would melt, but it would take perhaps a minute or two—a bad shilling is likely to be broken instantly by a brass detector, or by the teeth.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-170" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I was an inspector of the G division of police—on Saturday, the 26th March, in consequence of information, I went to No. 2, Smith's-court, Charles-street, Drury-lane, with Inspector Bryant and the other witnesses—the door of the house was open—we proceeded to the first-floor room—the door was fastened with a drop bolt on the inside—we broke it open with a sledge hammer—the three prisoners were in the room—the two men were sitting at a table at the back window—the female was standing between them—the men were engaged in rubbing counterfeit coin between their finger and thumb, what they call
<hi rend="italic">slumming</hi> it, to give new coin a black appearance like old coin—the female immediately rushed towards the front window, which was behind me—the men stood up from the table, and Hayward rushed towards me—I said to him,
<hi rend="italic">"Charley,</hi> I have come to pay you another visit"—he said, "All right, all right, Jemmy! You have got me to
<hi rend="italic">rights;</hi> I knew you would have me some day: I am better pleased by 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that you have got me, and not—," two others whom he named—I examined the table, and on it, and by it, I found twenty-two florins, three crowns, and twenty-nine shillings, all of which are counterfeit (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—some were on the table and some on the floor—I found on the table this box, containing black composition in a wet state—it in used in a wet state—I found in Hayward's pocket one-and-sixpence, and I saw Johnson throw down three florins, which I believe were counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time of day was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Twelve in the day as near as possible—it was in Smith's-court—the</p>
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<p>houses are three stories high—I believe it is a lodging-house—the room has been occupied some time by the prisoner Hayward—I saw him there once before—I had not seen Johnson there—I believe Duncan lives in that court—I have heard which house she lives in—Johnson did not say he had gone there to borrow a shilling—we broke the door in—I was the first in—the others followed me—they stood back when I broke the door open with the sledge hammer—it did not give way with the first blow—I can't tell whether the others had the same opportunity of seeing what I did—I did not see Duncan drop the coin—Hayward rushed towards me—I pushed him down, and he pulled me down—I believe the other constables were in then—there was a great deal of confusion—I don't know how many persons were lodging in that house—there are three rooms—I believe they are all inhabited.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-171" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ELLIOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 104). I accompanied the other officers to the room—I saw Duncan rush to the front window, which was open, and get on the cill—I pulled her back into the room, and we struggled together—she had got something in her hand—I tried to get hold of her hand, and she dropped a packet which contained four sixpences, and two sixpences were on the floor, which I believe dropped from the packet—these are them—in another moment she would have been out at the window, and this packet as well—she said, "I know nothing about them"—I noticed the other pri
<lb/>soners in the room, but I was too much engaged to know what was done by the others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you go in the room with Brannan?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He went in first, I followed him—I did not see him on the floor with Hay
<lb/>ward—I was present at the first examination, but was not called—the prisoners were remanded, I believe—I did not see the coin on the table till afterwards, when we were going to leave the room—what Duncan had in her hand was a packet folded up—there were four sixpences in it, and two were on the floor, which I believe had dropped from the paper—I did not take the packet out of her hand—I saw it drop on the floor from her hand, but did not see it in her hand—it was impossible for me to see it in her hand, when she had her hand closed—she was about a yard from the window—she was struggling with me and with Inspector Bryant as well—I believe the other men were at the other end of the room—I took Duncan to the station—I heard her say at the police-court that she knew nothing about the sixpences—I believe Duncan was searched—the searcher is not here.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, G</hi>). I followed Brannan into the room—I saw Elliott with Duncan—I saw him pull her back from the window—I assisted in doing it—I saw her drop the paper parcel—I asked her if she had any more—she said, "No, only this," giving me a purse, which contained one-and-sixpence in good money—I afterwards assisted in searching the room—I found a paper containing twenty-five half-crowns on a table in front of the fireplace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You saw Duncan drop the packet; did you see it in her hand?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw she had got something in her hand, and I struggled to get it out of her hand—she was perhaps two or three feet from the window—she said she knew nothing about the packet at the time Elliott showed it me—he picked it up and showed it me—I saw the other prisoners at the far end of the room; but I was engaged with Duncan, and did not see them do anything—I saw the half-crowns that I produce on the table—the florins were not found by me.</p>
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<p>the room—when I got in, the two men were against the table at the back window—I found three counterfeit florins on the table—in going to the station, a man came and spoke to Duncan, and asked her if it was
<hi rend="italic">to rights</hi>—she said, "No, it is only for the stuff."</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-174" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">junior</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, G</hi> 21). I went with my father into the room, and saw Hay ward struggling with him on the floor—I seized him, and picked up a packet by his side on the floor, containing forty-four sixpences, which I believe to be counterfeit.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-175" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These twenty-two florins are all bad—they are from two moulds—these three crowns are all bad, and from one mould—these shillings are bad; eight are from one mould, eight from another, and seven from another—this tin box contains blacking—it is used for the purpose of dimming the coin—these half-crowns are all bad; twelve of them are from one mould—these sixpences are all bad; eighteen of them are from the same mould as three of those which the woman dropped.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-402-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-178" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GOOCH</persName> </hi>. I keep the Kenton Arms, at Hammersmith—on 15th March, Smith came and called for a glass of sixpenny ale—she gave me a florin—I put down one and sixpence on the counter, and was gathering the coppers out of the till, when I saw that the florin was bad—I took it and put it between my teeth, and bit it—I told her it was bad—she said she had sold two caps for one and sixpence, and took that in payment, and she gave sixpence change—I gave her in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-179" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BURN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 262). I took Smith on 15th, at Mr. Gooch—he gave me this florin—I told her what she was charged with, and asked her her address—she refused to give her address or her name—in the morning, at the station, she was asked her name, and she gave the name of Harriet William, and said she got the florin by selling two caps—she was discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-180" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE INGLEDEW</persName> </hi>. I keep the Beaumont Arms at Shepherd's Bush—on 23d March Smith came to my house and had a glass of ale—she put down a florin—I said it was bad—she said she took it for selling two caps.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith.</hi> You put the florin in the till.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, I did not; I gave it into Mr. Mitchell's hand, who is here—I did not lose sight of it—I don't remember that you asked me to let you look at it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-181" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS COPPIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 144). I took Smith on 23d March—I received this florin from Mrs. Ingledew—I told Smith she was charged with passing a counterfeit florin—she said she did not know it was bad; She took it in the street for selling two caps—she gave her name, Sarah Thompson, and said she had no home—I took her before a Magistrate on the 24th, and she was discharged—I saw Barrett in the court, and when Smith was discharged she followed her out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590404-name-182" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE COLE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Cole who keeps the Ladbroke Arms—on 25th March the two prisoners came to my house—Barrett called for two glasses of ale, and gave me half-a-crown to pay—I tried the half-crown in the detector and said it was bad—I said, "Do you know where you got it?"—she said she thought she did, and she gave me a good sixpence to pay for the two glasses of ale—I gave her 2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she tendered me a half-crown—I found it was bad and very soft—she said she had just taken it at the butter shop—she took it and went away, and did not return—I told a constable.</p>
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