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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WIRE, MAYOR. EIGHTH 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, June</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th, and Tuesday, June</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>.—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart. M.P. Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MECHI</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM NEWTON</hi> (37)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">The particulars of this case were not of a nature for publication.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES COOLER</hi> (41)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to the uttering.**</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>.—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MECHI</hi>, and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant, and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 605, </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Vol. XLIX.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-Serjeant, F</hi> 3). On 19th March I was on duty in Lincoln's-inn-fields—I watched the prisoner and his two sons—I followed them from there to Fleet-street—I saw his son Francis enter from ten to a dozen shops—the father waited a few yards off on the opposite side of the way, and when the son came out they had some conversation—they went on till they got to Mr. Edmeads, where Francis entered, and his brother John looked out; the father went on the opposite side of the street—Francis came out of the shop with this concertina, holding it in front of him—he walked a few yards down Fleet-street and there John took it from him, and they went down Whitefriars-street—I passed by the prisoner and went after the two sons—I ran across—a civilian ran with me—he secured Francis, and I secured John—a policeman came up who knew me—I gave Francis to the policeman, and ran back instantly for the father—he was then missing—I knew where he lived—I went to his house and waited for his coming home; he did not come—he deserted his family—I did not see him till 21st May, when I saw him in Holborn—he was bending down to speak to two children—knowing his voice I called to him to stop—I told him I should take him in custody for being concerned in stealing a concertina in Fleet-street—he said, "Mr. Holmes, I think you have had quite sufficient; and he said he had a few shillings in his pocket which he offered me"—he then asked what he should get—I told him that did not apply to me—he said, "It is a bad job, I suppose I shall get two years"—I took him to the station—he had got about 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in his pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Can you say that I knew they were going to steal this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am satisfied you knew what they were about—you saw them as well as I could.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he standing in such a position that he could see?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was standing right opposite the shop—the instant the boy went in he went to the opposite side and there stood all the time he was in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-8" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM EDMEADS</persName> </hi>. I am a piano-forte maker in Fleet-street—on 19th March, about 3 o'clock, I left my errand boy in my shop—I was called down and found the boy was gone—Holmes produced this concertina to me—it is my property, and is worth about twelve guineas.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> On that day I went out to try to take a lodging—certainly those two sons of mine were not going the right way—the eldest is 21 years of age, and the youngest 19—they were trying to get a living by selling pens and pen-holders—I met them and said to one of them, "I think it would be better for you to go to—person whom I named; I think he will give you employ"—they both walked down with me—they went into two or three shops—I said I would leave them and I walked on—I never saw them go in the shop, nor knew what was done for three hours after.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-546-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-18" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA SHADBOLT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Shadbolt of Brompton. About 1 o'clock in the afternoon of 22d April I got into an omnibus in Shoreditch—I had 2 children with me—when I got in there were several persons there—when we got between the Bank and St. Paul's the prisoner got in—she first took her seat opposite to me—I was sitting at the farther end of the omnibus, close to the back—no one could sit on the other side of me—the prisoner sat opposite me—but in 4 or 5 minutes she came and sat next to me on my left—while I was in the omnibus I put my hand in my pocket to get a biscuit for my little boy, and my purse was quite safe—I had in it somewhere near 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., amongst which were 2 fourpenny pieces, 1 sixpence, 2 or 3 shillings, and 2 half-crowns—it was a dark purse, and it had a key belonging to a tea-caddy in it—when the prisoner sat beside me she seemed to look first on one side, and then the other, as if she wanted to get out—I had the presence of mind to put my hand in my pocket, and my purse was gone—I accused the prisoner of picking my pocket—she was still sitting next to me—from the time I put my hand in my pocket and felt the purse safe till I charged the prisoner with stealing it, she had never left my side—this is it—when I charged her with stealing it, she denied it, and said I must have dropped it, and she offered to hold my baby while I looked for it—I looked and found it close to her feet while she was holding the baby—there were other persons in the omnibus, and other females, but no one sat near me but the prisoner—I called the conductor, and told him I had been robbed, in the prisoners hearing; a policeman was called, and the prisoner was removed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. McDONALD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many persons were in the omnibus?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There might be 9 or 10—a woman had not been sitting next to me before the prisoner came—there were other women in the omnibus—I cannot say how many—I know there were 4 children; there might be three women—it was not very cold—the sun came out nice and warm—I noticed that the prisoner was near her confinement, and I felt for her—she did not say when she got up from the place where she first sat down, "I cannot bear the draft"—when I accused her of taking the purse there were 9 or 10 persons in the omnibus, including the children—the policeman picked up this money; I did not—the prisoner did not ask me to search her if I blamed her for taking my purse—I did not speak low to her; I was in too much of a passion—it might be 10 minutes from the time I took the biscuit out of my pocket till I missed my money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Bid the prisoner get in when you were past the Bank.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and when we got as far as Fleet-street she began to move about—when I put my hand in my pocket to pull out the biscuit she was sitting opposite me—I did not bring my purse out with my biscuit; it was quite safe in my pocket—I had other biscuits in my pocket quite safe—the purse</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-19" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HANDS</persName> </hi>. I am the conductor of that omnibus—I remember the prisoner getting in about the Bank—the prosecutrix got in at Shoreditch—the prosecutrix put her head out at the door and said, "A woman inside has robbed me of my purse"—the prisoner could hear what was said—she charged the prisoner with it, and she said, "You had better cull my hus
<lb/>band, who is outside the
<hi rend="italic">buss"</hi>—I called a policeman, and saw him search the bottom of the
<hi rend="italic">buss,</hi> and find some money amongst the straw—I did not hear the prisoner make any answer when the prosecutrix said she had stolen her purse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many passengers were there.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 9 or 10—there were 3 or 4 women, and some children—the prosecutrix sat on the off side, and the prisoner on the near side; and she went on the same side as Mrs. Shadbolt was—she sat nearer to the door; higher up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When they were both sitting on the same side, which was nearest to the door.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot answer that—I did not notice them till they both got up—I did not notice whether the prisoner appeared faint.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 345). I was called to the omnibus in Fleet-street—I found Mrs. Shadbolt near the door, going to get out—she told me she had been robbed, pointed to the prisoner, and said that it was her that robbed her—the prisoner heard it—she made no answer—I told her to come to the door—I told the conductor to hold her whilst I got in—I found 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. amongst the straw—I conveyed the prisoner to the station—she gave an address which was false—when she was at the station she put this piece of paper in her mouth—I put my fingers to her lips, and told her to open her mouth, and took this paper out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-21" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am searcher at Fleet-street station—I found a
<hi rend="italic">port-monnaie</hi> in the prisoner's dress pocket, and two shillings, a fourpenny piece, a two-shilling piece, and a sixpence—I found this domestic pocket tied round her, and half-a-crown and two shillings in it—there was no opening in her dress to get at that pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 14, 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart., Ald., M.P.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MECHI</hi>, and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fourth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WOOD</hi> (48)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-32" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>GEORGE FREDERICK MULLINEUX</persName> </hi>. I am a City detective officer—I pro
<lb/>duce a certificate of a conviction (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, October,</hi> 1850;
<hi rend="italic">John Wood and another, convicted of uttering counterfeit coin.—Con
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-33" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FINCH</persName> </hi>. I keep the Admiral Keppel in High-street, Hoxton Old Town—on Monday, 9th May, about 11 in the morning, the prisoner came and asked for half-a-pint of porter—he put a counterfeit half-crown on the counter—I saw it was bad—I said "You are aware it is a bad half-crown"—he said he had been out on the drink on the Sunday and took it somewhere, but he did not know where; and he did not know it was bad—he felt about his pockets and took out a penny and tendered it to me—I asked why he gave me the half-crown when he had a penny—he said he picked it up off the floor in the bar—I said, "That cannot be, for you never stooped" I am sure he did not—he then asked me to return the half-crown—I said, "No; I shall keep the half-crown, and you too"—he said, "It is no use locking me up"—I said, "I shall do it"—I turned for half a minute, and he ran out—I went and fetched him back, and gave the bad half-crown to the officer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-34" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRISTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman,</hi> 59
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on 9th May, at Mr. Finch's, and received this half-crown—the prisoner said he lived at No. 10, Leonard-street—there is such a place in Shoreditch—I went there to inquire, but I could not find that he did—I found on him one half-penny.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—this half-crown is a bad one.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-37" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FURNIVAL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, P</hi> 249). I produce a certificate. (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, April,</hi> 1855.—
<hi rend="italic">Louisa Bentley, convicted of uttering counterfeit coin. Confined Six Months.</hi>) I was in the Court at the time—the prisoner is the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-38" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FORRIE</persName> </hi>. I am a baker at Bayswater—on Friday, 29th April, the prisoner came about 9 o'clock at night for a half-quartern loaf—the price was 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I served her—she gave me a bad shilling—I put it in my waistcoat pocket—I had no other shilling there—I gave her 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in change, and she left—I looked at the shilling in about five minutes after
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never was in the shop before.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am quite sure that she was and dressed the same the second time as the first—she was in the shop the first time, perhaps, about two minutes—I had to weigh the loaf—the gas was lighted—she stood near enough for me to see her—I had not seen her before—I did not see her between 29th April and 9th May—I found the shilling was bad about five minutes after she left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-39" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GLAZIER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 113). I took the prisoner in custody on 9th May—I received these two shillings from the prosecutor—the prisoner said she had never been there before—nothing was found on her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had not been in the shop before—I did not know it was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-44" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DENNLER</persName> </hi> I keep the Swiss Tavern in Compton-street, Soho—on 6th May the two prisoners came in together—one of them asked for half-a-quartern of gin, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I served them, and a half-crown was put down by one of them; I can't say which—I tried it, and it was bad—while I was trying it Walker said, "I have other money, give me that half-crown back"—I said, "No"—I did not say that the half-crown was bad; but they saw me trying it—I went to the door to look for a constable, and gave them in custody—just as the officer came they wanted to go out, and to the best of my knowledge, one wanted to go to the right, and one to the left—I took hold of them both, and kept them till the officer came—I gave the half-crown to the officer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Walker. Q.</hi> Are you confident that I asked you for the half-crown back?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and you pulled out money to pay—Griffith did not give me a good half-crown and I give him change—I believe my wife asked Griffith for the payment, and I believe it was paid with two pence—I did not receive a good half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-45" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CASTLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 69). On 6th May I was called about half-past 6, and received the prisoners in custody—I received this bad half-crown—Walker said, "I know this man very well, and he asked me to come in and have part of a pint of beer, and I did so; I know nothing of any bad money, I have got plenty of good money"—he had on him 2 half-crowns, 3 shillings, 2 sixpences, and one fourpenny-piece, which were good—I</p>
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<p>took the prisoners to the station—they gave their address, 27, Drury-lane—I went, and they were not known there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is bad.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALKER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-49" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. On the 31st May, in consequence of instruction, I placed myself where I had a view of the Fleur-de-Lis public-house in Blos
<lb/>som-street, Spitalfields—I got there soon after 6 o'clock in the evening—an officer named Elliott was with me—I gave him some instructions, in consequence of which he went into the house—I remained watching on the outside, accompanied by Inspector Bryant, and other officers—I observed the prisoner Davis come to the door frequently and go back, and in going hack he disappeared from the front of the bar, apparently to the back part of the house, and on each occasion I saw different parties go in, and appa
<lb/>rently hold some conversation with him—that took place several times while we were watching—after that I saw Haddon go in the house, and he and Davis appeared to me to be in conversation, and at that time Davis again disappeared towards the back part of the house—he returned again to where Haddon was—after that I saw Elliott seize Davis, and on his being seized we rushed across from where we were in view of the place, and I saw Davis throw from his hand a paper parcel into the bar—it went under the beer engine—I picked up 5 counterfeit shillings in the sink, and under it one on the floor—they were all wrapped up separately in paper, except the one that was loose on the floor—I found a portion of the paper in which they were inclosed, and some of the coins came undone—Bryant picked up a piece of paper which contained coins under the sink where the shilling laid—I saw another officer take Haddon by the hand, and take from his hand a packet which contained 4 counterfeit shillings—we pushed the prisoners into the back part of the place, and I said, "Well, Mr. Davis, I have received instructions from the authorities of the Mint to look after you for dealing in counterfeit coin, and this is the fourth public-house I have traced you to during the last 18 months"—he said, "Very well, Sir"—they were then taken in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were there many persons there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think there were from seven to ten from the bar to the tap-room—it was about half-past 7 o'clock in the evening—I had not seized Davis before I saw him throw away the packet—he was in the hands of Elliott—I was on the opposite side, and ran across—Elliott had him, and wag endeavouring to catch his right hand, and while ho was doing that, he threw from his right hand a paper packet inside the bar door, which was partly open—it fell in the sink, and the packet came undone—it broke from the force—there were three or four there whom I knew to be utterers of counterfeit coin—some of them we stopped—there were a great many utterers there, both that night and the night before—they were close to Elliott at the time—some of them rushed by him to get out, and some ran in the tap-room—I am not aware whether any went up stairs—it is not a small place in front of the bar—when I went in there were Elliott and Davis, and a good many others—I took up the packet of coins out of the sink—I did not say anything to Davis at that time—I showed him the coins in the kitchen.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say there were many persons in front of the bar.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I don't know a person of the name of Stitch
<lb/>bury; he may have been there—I know the master for whom Haddon worked—I don't recollect that I saw him there—I have great pleasure in stating, that I have made inquiries, and find that he has been in his employ for a number of years—when I first went in, Haddon was standing in front of the bar—there were forms at some distance from the bar against the wall—I can't say that I observed a man there with a light Guernsey frock on—I did not observe an old man and the landlady folding some conver
<lb/>sation—the landlady seemed very much excited—there were some women in the tap-room—I did not count them—I saw Haddon searched—I believe good money was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure it was Davis' hand that threw the parcel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am positive of it—I had some conversation about these counterfeit shillings in the kitchen—I said to him, "Here is a packet I picked up that you threw away"—we were about to search further, and he said, "I can save you the trouble; you will find no more here."</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-50" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ELLIOT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 104). I went to that house with Brannan on 31st May—I saw Davis standing in front of the bar—it was about half-past 6 o'clock—I did not see Haddon at that time, I saw him at nearly 7 o'clock—he spoke to Davis for two or three minutes, and on that Davis went to the back part of the house—I saw Davis again in about two or three minutes, he again whispered into Haddon's ear—I could not get near enough to hear what it was—he passed something from his right hand into Haddon's left hand—I could not see what it was more than it being a paper packet—Haddon called for a pint of half-and-half, and they both drank together—after a few minutes another man came in and whispered to Davis—Haddon was then standing at the bar, but he might not have heard that—Davis then left the bar and went to the back of the house, and remained about the same time as before—he returned, and as he came near the tap-room door I seized him—I told him I was a police constable—he threw something from his right hand over the bar—he followed into the tap-room—the door was open—he said, "I am done"—there were several persons inside—the other constables came in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-51" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BRYANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, G</hi>). I accompanied the other constables to the public-house—I ran across from where I was to the public-house when I saw Elliott seize Davis—I saw Davis in custody of Elliott—I saw Davis throw a paper parcel from his right hand—it fell in the beer engine—I picked up six counterfeit shillings wrapped in paper—the prisoners were secured—I took Davis with the assistance of other officers into the kitchen; he was searched and 7 sixpences and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in copper, all good, was found on him—I heard Mr. Brannan tell him that he had seen him throw the counterfeit coin away, and I showed him the 6 shillings that I had—he said, "You need not search any further, you will find no more."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-52" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-serjeant, G</hi> 6). I went with Elliott and Brannan—I saw them seize Davis—I caught Haddon and took from his right hand four counterfeit shillings, wrapped up separately in paper—he resisted very much at first—with assistance I took him in the back part of the place where Davis was—I found on him 2 florins, 1 shilling, 1 sixpence, 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and a key.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you first went in, was Haddon in the bar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, we all rushed in together; there were four of us, I</p>
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<p>believe—I saw Haddon was in, but I did not see him go in—I don't know his master—I believe he is a coach web weaver—when we rushed in, there were some persons leaving.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-53" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">junior</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-serjeant, G</hi> 21). I assisted in securing Haddon—I saw the last witness take from his right hand a small paper packet which he afterwards showed me—it contained four counterfeit shillings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings produced are all bad, several of them are from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Haddon received a very good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-564-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury, on account of his previous good character</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-56" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-56" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ADAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 109). I produce a copy of the prisoner's conviction (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, November,</hi> 1858;
<hi rend="italic">Thomas Henry Reeves, convicted of uttering counterfeit coin. Confined Six Months"</hi>)—the prisoner is the person—I had him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-57" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK AADERSEA</persName> </hi>. I live with my grandmother who keeps a Post-office in Edgeware-road—on 25th May, I saw the prisoner in the shop about half-past 8 o'clock in the evening—he asked for a shilling's worth of postage stamps—I gave them to him and he gave me a bad shilling—when he saw me look at it he took up the stamps and ran out—I called after him, ran after him, gave an alarm, and ho was stopped by Martin in about 10 minutes—I had kept the shilling in my hand—the prisoner said he had not been in the shop—I had not lost sight of him.</p>
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<persName id="t18590613-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-58" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 267). I heard the cry of "Stop thief!" on 25th May, and saw the prisoner running—I stopped him, and said he was given into my custody for passing a bad shilling—he said that he did not go into the shop at all—I found on him one shilling and one penny, but no stamps—he was about a quarter of a mile from the shop when he was stopped.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never was in the shop—I never had any bad money at all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK ALDERSEA</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you lose sight of him when he left the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not above a minute—when I saw him again he was about one door from the shop—there was nobody near him—he was run
<lb/>ning, and I ran after him—he ran down Chapel-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-59" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-565-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-565-18590613 t18590613-565-punishment-20"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS CONDER</hi> (22)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the prosecution.</hi></p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-61" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-61" type="given" value="PHILLIPA"/>PHILLIPA JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Jackson, a licensed victualler of Whitefriars-street—about half-past 6 o'clock on 13th May I was attend
<lb/>ing to business, and the prisoner came in for twopenny-worth of gin—I served him—he gave me half-a-crown—I put it in the till—there was no other half-crown there—I gave him change—in about twenty minutes after my attention was called to the half-crown—Mrs. Jackson went to the till—there were then two half-crowns there—another half-crown had been taken, and one of them was bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure the prisoner is the person?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, quite sure—I had not seen him before—I did not see him afterwards till he was</p>
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<p>before the Magistrate—I suppose he was in the house about ten minutes—it was not dark—I knew him by his features and by his velvet cap—I saw him again the day afterwards in the cell with about five others.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you any conversation with him about the change?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. instead of giving him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-62" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-62" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN JOKES</persName> </hi>. On 13th May I saw the prisoner at the public-house between 6 and 7 o'clock. Phillips Jackson was there, and served him—I did not see the money he gave her—he said that Miss Jackson gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. instead of 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I got the halfpenny back—I do not recollect that I put a half-crown into the till, not a bad one—I was not serving—I did not take any bad money after he was gone—I saw the prisoner again on the following morning—I knew him again as being the man who was there before—he came in front of the bar, and Miss Jackson called my at
<lb/>tention to him as having been there before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-63" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-63" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-63" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY JACKSON</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the public-house—I went to the till in the evening, and found two half-crowns there—one was good and the other bad—I had not pat the good half-crown in the till—we were at tea—I gave the bad half-crown to Mr. Jackson—about half-past 11 o'clock the next morning the prisoner came in again—he asked for half a pint of porter—it came to 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he offered me a bad half-crown—I spoke to my husband, and he asked the prisoner where he got it—he ran out at the door—Mr. Jackson ran after him, and gave him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was not in the house on the Friday evening.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I saw a person in the bar who I thought was him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-64" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-64" type="given" value="NICHOLAS LANE"/>NICHOLAS LANE JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I recollect my attention being called to this on Saturday morning, 14th May, by my wife—I asked the prisoner where he got the half-crown—he made a very unintelligible answer—I said I would go with him and see where he got it—I left to get my coat and hat, and at that instant I saw him bolt out at the door—I ran and chased him about 100 yards—he was stopped, and I gave him in custody—I gave both the half-crowns to the officer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SYMONDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 361). The prisoner was given in my custody—I took him to the station—I produce the 2 half-crowns given to me by Mr. Jackson—there was nothing found on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-66" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-66" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> If I had been in the house on the Friday they cannot prove that I gave the bad half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the uttering on the</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th.</hi> </rs></p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH BROWN</hi> (26)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRIET MARSH</hi> (20)</persName>, were indicted for
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-567-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARSH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-567-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CARTER</hi> (18)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18590613-568-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-70" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-70" type="surname" value="HOWS"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-70" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE HOWS</persName> </hi>. My father keeps a pork shop in Northampton-row—on 11th May I was in the shop—the prisoner came for two ounces of meat and some peas pudding—it came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling—I put it on the counter, and gave it to my father directly—I saw the prisoner in custody about ten minutes afterwards.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police serjeant, N</hi> 62.) I took the prisoner, and produce the shilling I received from Mr. Gibson—this other shilling is what I received from Mr. Hows at the station—I found so money on the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-77" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LOGDEN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Holloway Castle public-house in Camden-road—on 19th May the prisoner came there between 5 and 6 o'clock in the evening with another man and asked for a bottle of ginger-beer and a pint of porter—one of them drank one, and the other the other—the prisoner put down a shilling—there was some of the ginger-beer spilt on the counter, and the shilling got wet—I gave change, and put the shilling in the till—there was other money in the till, but no other shilling—I put the shilling on the top of the other money—the prisoner and his companion remained one or two minutes, and then his companion called for a Pickwick, which came to a penny—the companion paid for that with a shilling—I tried that shilling with my teeth—it turned out to be bad—in consequence of that I opened my till and pulled out the other shilling all wet as it was—I found that was bad as well—I said they were both bad together, and I rang the bell for the waiter to call the policeman—the prisoner's companion made a bolt out at the door and got off—I detained the prisoner—the prisoner said he had pawned something in the morning and had got the shilling which he had given me from the pawnbroker—I told him it was my belief that his companion had got the
<hi rend="italic">swag</hi>—he said he knew that he had got none in his pocket—an officer came and took him in custody—I gave him the 2 shillings—there was no one in the bar but me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What remark did I make when the other man went away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You made no remark, only that you had no bad money about you—you might have got out at the time that the other man escaped.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-78" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HEDGECOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 548). I took the prisoner—I received two counterfeit shillings from Mr. Logden—I searched the prisoner; I found a knife, a duplicate, a key, and a good sixpence on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two shillings are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-81" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE LANE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Robert Lane, who keeps the Feathers public-house in Long-acre. On 17th May, between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner and another man came to the house—the prisoner asked for half a quartern of gin—I served him, and the other man put down in payment a bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, which the prisoner gave him—I tried it; it was bad, and it bent very easily—I put it on the counter and said, "This is a bad one"—the prisoner picked it up and put it in his mouth—I asked him to give it me again—he said, "What do you want with it if it is a bad one?"—the other man was then going to drink the gin, and I pulled it from his mouth—I wanted payment for it, and the prisoner put down 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he was very abusive, and my husband sent for a policeman—the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece was not found—the prisoner produced a good one from his pocket—I am positive the one I had in my possession first was a bad one, it bent so easily—the other one which he produced was not bent—he had bitten it in several places round, to make us believe that was the other—I saw nothing of the other one after he put it in his mouth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was there not more men in front of the bar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, there were—you gave me the good 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, and I took it—I know it was not the same money—the policeman did not look at the second 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, and say it was a bad one—my husband was not going to strike you—you said, "What a b—y fine man you are; I have a good mind to punch your b—y head for locking the door against me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 139). On 17th May I was called to the Feathers public-house—I found the prisoner—the landlady accused him of passing a bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. coin, and she said he had put it in his mouth—I searched him, and found a good 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, and 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were there not two other policemen came in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—neither of them said that the last 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece was bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the good one you found on him bent?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it had several little marks on it, which seemed to be caused by the teeth—he was allowed to go about his business.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-83" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER WILSON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Mitre in St. Martin's lane—on Satur
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I served him, and he offered me a bad half-crown—the moment he put it down I saw it was bad—I told him so, and he said, "You be d—d about that; let me have it"—I said, "No;" and I told him if he did not go away, I would give him in charge—he was very abusive—he went away, and I followed him—he said, "What do you follow me for"—I said, "I want the money for that half-quartern of gin—I will follow you till I find a policeman, and give you in charge"—he went down to the Adelphi under the arches—I said, "I don't go down under these dark arches any further"—a policeman came up, and I gave him into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-84" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BURCHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman,</hi> 52
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). The prisoner was given into my custody between 8 and 9 o'clock—I got this half-crown from Mr. Wilson—the prisoner said he did not know it was bad—he had been to Victoria Park, and changed a sovereign in the city—he said he lived in Newton-street, Holborn—I went there, and no such person was known—I found on him five shillings, one half-crown, one sixpence, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> There are two lodging houses in that street.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You told me the door was opposite the pump. I went there, and you were not known—you asked the Magistrate to let a policeman go with you, and you</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> When I went to Mr. Wilson's I had 4 half-crowns and a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—the landlord said the half-crown I gave him was bad; and, of course, I left his house—I did not know the half-crown was bad—I never had the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece at Mrs. Lane's—the man with me had the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—we went to the Fountain public-house, in King-street; and he called the potman and sent him for change of the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 14, 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MECHI</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before R. M. Kerr, Esq., and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590613-573-offence-1 t18590613-name-92"/>Susannah White</persName>; and stealing from her person, 1 purse, and 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money, her property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-93" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry John White, of 5, Grosvenor-road, Highbury New Park—on Saturday, 21st May, about two o'clock, I was returning home, and was within a few houses of my own door, when I saw the prisoner meeting me; and when within a few yards of me, he dodged me, then gave me a slap across the eyes; and I found my eyes and mouth full of what seemed to be snuff—it was very hot—he then snatched violently from my hand my purse, which contained two half-sovereigns—I ran after him, calling, "Stop thief"—the powder inflamed my eyes, and caused them to be very painful—I saw the prisoner knocked down and taken, a hundred yards off, but did not see who by—it was outside a shop—he had ran away, but I had not lost sight of him—this is my purse (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>)—it was given me by a person—it had half-a-sovereign in it when I received it back—the powder in my eyes did not disable me from seeing the prisoner as he ran away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It did not enable you to see better, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; this was all done in a moment—I saw the prisoner on the ground, about 100 yards from where I was robbed, in a turning into High
<lb/>bury-grove—I saw him running till he was knocked down—there were other people in the Grove, and I was close after him—there were a great many persons about him—I cried "Stop thief!"—the powder pained my eyes, and I took out my handkerchief and rubbed them—some of it re
<lb/>mained on my face afterwards—it was black—I suffered pain all the evening.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there such a crowd as to prevent your seeing the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not use my handkerchief so as to prevent my keep
<lb/>ing sight of him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-94" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>. I am a lath-render of No. 9, Coleman-street, New North road—on Saturday, 21st May, about 2 o'clock, I was going up High
<lb/>bury-grove, saw a crowd, and heard cries of "Stop thief! stop him!"—I saw some people running, and a lady—the prisoner was running first, and I caught him—there was nobody running before him—he requested me to let him go—then he struggled very violently, and next he tried to hit me in the face—I tripped him down, and he was held by two men till assist
<lb/>ance came, and was then given in custody—while he was struggling I saw a boy pick up a purse about two yards from the prisoner, with a half-sovereign in it—he handed it over to Mrs. White immediately.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What distance were you from Highbury-grove?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Highbury-grove, from eighty to ninety yards from the corner of the Grosvenor-road—it was on the railway bridge—there were six or seven people altogether, and I caught the first—I did not hear him call "Stop thief!"—the lady came up in about ten minutes or less—I saw her face—it was darkened over with some stuff—I thought she had been tumbling down in the dust when I saw her first.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-95" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KITCHEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 493). I went to Highbury-grove at a few minutes after 2 o'clock, and found the prisoner and two men—I took him in charge, searched him at the station, and found on him this small bag (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), containing a dark powder similar to what I noticed on the lady's face, who I saw waiting in a shop, and her face was smeared with black—the prisoner's fingers were black.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the bag in this state when you found it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, there is a trifling quantity of powder in it now—the lady was sitting in a grocer's shop in a state of exhaustion—I saw her again after she had washed her face, and it had a very different appearance.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SELBY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is that powder?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is similar to soot.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the jury on account of his character.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-573-18590613 t18590613-573-punishment-28"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCDONALD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-98" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SANDELL</persName> </hi>. I am engaged with my father as accountant—on 27th May, about noon, I was passing the
<hi rend="italic">Sunday Times</hi> office, and saw a list of races outside—there were a number of people there—I had a watch in my left pocket, and the chain was fastened to this button-hole—I stayed about two minutes—the prisoner stood on my right, and faced me sideways—I felt a jerk at my watch guard, and saw the chain come back from where the prisoner stood, and then saw his hand go down—I seized him by the left hand, and said, "You have stolen my watch"—he said, "It is not me, it is that man by the side of me"—I walked with him to the corner of Bride-lane—he then shook himself off—I, followed him to a public-house in Bride-lane, and gave him in custody—I have never seen my watch since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long before had you seen it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About twenty minutes, or it might have been a quarter of an hour—when I accused the prisoner he did not say, "It is not me, it must be that man a the side of me;" he said, "It is that man by the side of me"—he did not run when he forced himself from me, but he walked quickly, and I followed him close.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you give him in custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the public-house</p>
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<p>in Bride-lane—there was a crowd of betting men about there the public-house is about twenty or thirty yards up Bride-lane—I did not lose sight of the prisoner for an instant.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-99" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY DORVILLE</persName> </hi>. I am articled clerk and manager to Mr. Dobbs, a solicitor—on 27th May, about 12 o'clock, I was passing the
<hi rend="italic">Sunday Times</hi> office, and saw a crowd at the door—I saw the prosecutor and pri
<lb/>soner close together—I was behind them—I saw the prisoner's right hand drawn sharply down among four or five men—it appeared to come from the prosecutor, who said, "You have stolen" or "You have taken my watch," and he seized the prisoner by the wrist—the prisoner said, "I have not," or "It is a lie"—the prosecutor laid hold of him by the upper part of his left sleeve, and walked with him to the corner of Bride-lane—he wrenched him
<lb/>self away, and went through a crowd of men who are always standing there—the prosecutor and I followed him—the prosecutor got close to him—they walked down the lane together, and the prosecutor gave him in charge close to a public-house—I never lost sight of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many persons were there at the
<hi rend="italic">Sunday Times</hi> office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Twenty or thirty—I was about two yards and a half from the prosecutor when I saw the hand drawn from him—there were four or five men on one side of the prosecutor, and seven or eight on the other, because he was at the back of the whole body of the people; but there was nobody so close to him as the prisoner, I swear that—they were so close that I could only just keep on the kerb without going into the road—the prisoner may have been a foot from the prosecutor; I do not think it was less.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCDONALD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the thirty people in, small groups?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the four or five persons who were close to the prisoner were those his hand went amongst—they appeared to me to be covering the prisoner in
<lb/>stead of looking at the racing list—I say that because as soon as his hand went among them they dispersed—they stood very close together, and were about the prisoner's appearance.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-100" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRYAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 389). The prisoner was given in my custody about 12 o'clock on 27th May, in Bride-lane, charged with stealing a watch from the prosecutor—I took him to the station, searched him, and found on him a tobacco box, a knife, and a latch key—he gave his correct address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the prosecutor give the prisoner in custody or did he give himself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The prosecutor gave him in custody—the prisoner did not say, "I am charged" in such and such a manner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-574-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**†—
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<hi rend="italic">Sixth Jury.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ROSE</hi> (41)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-103" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE MILNES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Milnes, of the Duke of Wel
<lb/>lington public-house, Hackney-road—on 10th June, about 8 o'clock in the evening, I was in a cab in Finsbury-square, going to Weston's Music-hall—I had my purse in my hand, and, as I was pointing out Finsbury-square to my friend, I dropped either a sovereign or a half-sovereign out of my purse—I called out, "Hold hard,
<hi rend="italic">cabby,</hi> I have dropped some money," and put my head out at the window—in consequence of what the cab-driver told me I told him to follow an omnibus which passed on my right hand side, as my back was to the cab, that was the same side as my land had been—we overtook the omnibus in Threadneedle-street, and I got out and spoke-to the</p>
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<p>prisoner, who was the conductor—I said, "I should thank you for my money you picked up"—he said that he had not picked up anything—I told him I should go with him till he gave me the money—he used abusive words, and literally pushed me into the omnibus—I stopped in it till it arrived at London-bridge Railway Station, where he demanded 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for my fare—I said that when he returned me my money I would pay him and not before—a policeman came up, and I gave him in custody, and said in his presence that I had lost some money, I would not swear whether it was a sovereign or a half-sovereign—he said that he had not picked up anything, but after
<lb/>wards threw down half a sovereign, and said, "I have not picked up a sovereign, that is what I picked up."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it a dirty day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the roads were watered—I did not notice whether the streets were watered, I was so excited at losing my money—I was driving to Holborn—when I was before the Magistrate I withdrew the charge, and I would willingly forgive the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-104" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HUNS</persName> </hi>. I am the driver of a hackney-carriage, and live at 10, Harrison's-place, Hackney-road—on the evening of 10th June I was driving Mrs. Milnes along Finsbury-square, and in consequence of what she said I turned the cab round and saw the prisoner jump off an omnibus
<hi rend="italic">monkey-board,</hi> pick up something, and go on again—I turned round as quick as I could and went after him—he went like this (
<hi rend="italic">Rubbing his hands together</hi>)—I came up to him at the end of Moorgate-street, and said, "Here, the lady wants you; you have picked up a sovereign which she has dropped"—he smiled, and said, "I picked up nothing"—the omnibus went on again to the end of Threadneedle-street, and the lady got out of my cab and got into the omnibus—I followed over London Bridge—when he got there he asked the lady for 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she said, "Give me my sovereign and I will give you your 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said that he had picked up nothing—the lady gave him in custody, and went to Southwark police-station, where the prisoner said, "I have not picked up a sovereign; here is what I picked up," producing a half-sovereign, which the inspector took.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was it a dirty day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The roads had been watered, but were partially dried up; they were slippery—there were various passengers inside the omnibus—there were several persons near the door—I said to the prisoner, "The lady wants you; you have picked up a sovereign"—he did not say, "No I have not, but I have picked up something"—the omnibus was starting at the time—there was a little bit of a crowd, and it could not get on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you speak to the prisoner at all in Finsbury-square?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not in the square; the
<hi rend="italic">buss</hi> did not stop—he jumped down as it was going on, and picked it up—he said nothing to the driver—I did not notice what omnibus it was—I noticed the conductor—I think it went rather sharper than usual—I could scarcely keep up with it with my horse, and had to flog him to keep up—I did not call out to the prisoner to stop; he was rather too much ahead—I saw "Royal Oak" written on the omnibus.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TOWERSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 472). On 10th June, about 8 o'clock in the evening, Mrs. Milnes gave the prisoner in my custody for stealing a sovereign—I took him to the station—on the way there he said, "I have not found a sovereign, but I have found something;" and he said at the station, "I have not found a sovereign, but I have found a half," laying it down, and the inspector took it up—he did not say in my hearing that he had not found anything.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-108" type="given" value="GEORGE JOHN MC DONALD"/>GEORGE. JOHN MC DONALD CLIGHTON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Ommanney, navy agents and bankers of Charing-cross—I took this box (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to St. Catharine's-docks to be shipped on board the Hastings—this is my direction on it—it was to go to New Zealand—I left it in the dock company's establishment in the dock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-109" type="given" value="JOHN RICHARD"/>JOHN RICHARD CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Willcox, Gum, & Co. ship-brokers—they were the charterers of the Hastings—on 10th May I saw this box placed on board the Hastings, and afterwards saw it between decks—the vessel was at that time afloat in St. Catharine's-docks—the box appeared perfectly safe, and was done up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-110" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a constable of the East and West India-docks—on 25th May I met the prisoner in London-street—knowing him, I stopped him and took him to the West India-dock Company's warehouse, where he tried to swallow something, but I threw him down, choked him, and took these four duplicates (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from his month—on examining him I found this chisel and these two pistols—I have fitted the chisel to the box and it fits it well.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I put them into my mouth and you caught me by the throat?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, because you would not disgorge them—I was obliged to get a medical man to give you a restorative.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-111" type="surname" value="COOMBES"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-111" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COOMBES</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Cooper, a pawnbroker of 7, Cannon-street-row—I produce a pair of boots pledged by the prisoner on 23d May—these tickets produced by the officer are duplicates of these which I hold in my hand—he was alone—I did not see him before he came in, or after he went out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-112" type="surname" value="CHILVER"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-112" type="given" value="ROBERT BELL"/>ROBERT BELL CHILVER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Henry Fuller, a pawnbroker of the Commercial-road—I produce a pair of boots, pledged on 22d May, just after noon, by the prisoner, for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I have compared the duplicate with the one the officer has, and they correspond—the prisoner was alone—I asked him no questions—the shop is about half a mile from Mr. Cooper's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-113" type="surname" value="POTTEN"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-113" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES POTTEN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Turner of 16, Capel-street, Wellclose-square—I produce a pair of shoes pawned by the prisoner on 23d May, in the morning, I believe—I have compared the duplicate with one which the officer has, and they correspond—I never saw the prisoner before or afterwards—no questions were asked about them; they are the class of shoes which sailors wear—they often pledge their shoes when they come home.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-114" type="surname" value="WESTFIELS"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-114" type="given" value="JOHN KENNETT"/>JOHN KENNETT WESTFIELS</persName> </hi>. I am apprentice to John Savage, a pawn
<lb/>broker of 17, Whitechapel-road, about a quarter of a mile from the other pawnbroker's—I produce a pair of boots pawned by the prisoner on 24th May—he was alone—I have compared the tickets, and they correspond exactly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-115" type="surname" value="DONALDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-115" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER DONALDSON</persName> </hi>. I am a boot-maker of 74, George-street, Edinborough—these boots and shoes are my make—they were packed up in the box (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and directed to Messrs. Ommanney by me—the other things were all packed at the same time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-116" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 572). The prisoner was given into my charge by Wilson at the station—he had on this new pair of shoes (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-117" type="surname" value="DONALDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-117" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER DONALDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These shoes are part of what I packed up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> I got into conversation with a sailor who said that he brought these shoes from New York, and did not like to pawn them—I said I would pawn them if he would sell them to me—if I had known they were stolen should I have gone and got one pair out and wore them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-576-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-576-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-118" type="surname" value="GEORGE"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-118" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GEORGE</persName> </hi>. I am a constable of the London-dock Company—I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Middlesex Sessions, September,</hi> 1858;
<hi rend="italic">
<persName id="t18590613-name-119">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-119" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-119" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Williams, alias
<rs id="t18590613-alias-1" type="alias">
<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590613-name-119 t18590613-alias-1"/>Beasley</rs> </persName>, convicted of stealing a coat, waistcoat, and pocket-book. Confined Six Months."</hi>) The prisoner is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18590613-576-punishment-30" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18590613-576-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-576-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-576-18590613 t18590613-576-punishment-30"/>Four Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMANM MARSHALL</hi>, Knt. Ald.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart. M.P. Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CASTER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSS</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MECHI</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Crompton and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="def1-577-18590613" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WOOLMAN</hi> (17)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18590613-577-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-577-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> for unlawfully detaining certain post letters, he being employed by the Post Office; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18590613-577-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18590613-577-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-577-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18590613-577-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-577-18590613 t18590613-577-punishment-31"/>Confined One Month</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-578-18590613" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS INGHAM</hi> </persName> ( ), was indicted
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<interp inst="t18590613-578-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/> for that he being a bankrupt unlawfully did make certain false and fraudulent entries in a cash book with intent to defraud his creditors.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JACOBS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-122" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM WALTER"/>WILLIAM WALTER KING</persName> </hi>. I am a manufacturing chemist of 15, Percy-street, Bedford-square—I have known the prisoner thirty years; in the beginning of last year he was a grocer, in Holborn—he became indebted to me—I am the petioning creditor under his bankruptcy—on 19th November last he was indebted to me about 86
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for money advanced.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-123" type="surname" value="COLLINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-123" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COLLINGS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the messenger of Mr. Commissioner Goulburn—I have the proceedings in the prisoner's bankruptcy—I produce an office copy of the declaration of insolvency, filed 19th November, 1858.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-124" type="surname" value="KIBBLE"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-124" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KIBBLE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the office of the chief registrar of the Court of Bankruptcy—I produce the original declaration, filed on 19th November, 1858—I filed it myself—I also produce the Gazette containing the advertisement of this bankruptcy.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KING</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I know the prisoner's writing—I believe this declaration to be his writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-125" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-125" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor in High-street, Marylebone—I was solicitor to the petitioning creditor in this bankruptcy—I am the attesting witness to this declaration—I saw the prisoner execute it—(
<hi rend="italic">The declaration was here read, dated 19th November,</hi> 1858;
<hi rend="italic">also the Gazette of</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">d November,</hi> 1858.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-126" type="surname" value="COLLINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-126" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COLLINGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I produce the petition for adjudication, and the adjudication dated 19th November.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KING</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is my writing.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JOHNSON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is my signature as the attesting witness.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-127" type="surname" value="HULL"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-127" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HULL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to one of the messengers of the Court of Bankruptcy—I was employed as assistant messenger under this bankruptcy—I went to the premises of the bankrupt for his books—I collected all I could find, which is our usual practice, and then I inquired if he had any others—his reply was that we had got them all—I cannot identify this cash-book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—there was one cash-book, but whether this is the one I cannot say—I made a list of what I found—I delivered all I found to the official assignee's office, to Mr. Hart, a clerk in the office, with a list of the same—I made the list before I took them from the premises—a clerk named Jacobs signed the book containing the list; he was there, and he received them—I gave the books to him, but Mr. Hart was the chief clerk in the office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> But you delivered the books to Mr. Jacobs?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I cannot recollect how many there were.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-128" type="surname" value="JACOBS"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-128" type="given" value="OBADIAH"/>OBADIAH JACOBS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Nicholson, the official assignee—I received from Mr. Hall some books referring to this bankruptcy—I marked them—this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) has my mark; it is one that I received from him—I marked them all—this is marked "Re Francis Ingham, No. 4 5/6 3—after I had marked it, I handed it with others to Mr. Hart, who was at that time a clerk in the same office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-129" type="surname" value="HART"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-129" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HART</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant—I was engaged in the preparation of the bankrupt's balance-sheet, on his behalf; for that purpose his books were handed to me by the official assignee—this book is one that was handed to me—I had a conversation with the bankrupt on the subject of this book, I think on 22d November—I got the book that day—I told the bankrupt that the official assignee was of opinion that this book was one that was all made up at the same time—he made no observation at that time—next morning he came to my office, and brought in his hand this other book—it is marked "Re Francis Ingham, No. 4 5/6 6"—that is a mark made in the official assignee's office—he told me that he had been very greatly troubled in consequence of what he had done, or words to that effect, that the book which I had in my possession the day before, was a fictitious one, and that the book he then produced was the correct genuine cash-book; he also requested me to see the official assignee, and to tell him this—I did so, and handed the book over to the official assignee—the figures in the genuine book have been cast up by my clerk, and checked by me—the amount on the receipt side is 4,150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the payments 3,801
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the entries in the other book have not been checked by me—that has been done by the official assignee's managing clerk since the bank
<lb/>ruptcy—on 6th June, 1857, there is an entry of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in the genuine book it is 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—on the 1st July there is an entry of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the genuine book it is 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; on 1st January, 1858, here is an entry of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and in the genuine book it is 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I have not myself compared the other items in the book.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This book that you call the fictitious book was in your possession one night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That is all; it was never acted upon in any way—in making up the balance-sheet, upon which the bankrupt passed his last examination, the genuine book was used—when he came to me in the morning he seemed very much agitated—I have not compared the two books in any way—I acted as his accountant throughout the whole proceed
<lb/>ings—the bankrupt gave me all the information he could; every question I</p>
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<p>asked him he answered—as far as I could judge, he answered my questions fairly—I never heard the slightest complaint against him, with the except
<lb/>tion of this book, and this hook was never acted upon.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> If I understand you, you were the person that he him
<lb/>self employed to assist him.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-130" type="surname" value="HART"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-130" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HART</persName> </hi>. In November last I was clerk to Mr. Nicholson, the official assignee under the prisoner's bankruptcy—I first saw this book, called the fictitious book, on the 22nd November, at the office of the official assignee—I believe it came in a day or two previously; but I had not occa
<lb/>sion to look at it till that time—on that day the bankrupt came to our office, and I put some questions to him on the subject of this book—I have a note of the conversation, which I made at the time in his presence—I asked what books he kept—he said, A day book; no cash book; only a book of receipts and payments, which had never been added up—I then asked him to point me out that book, and he said, this was it, pointing to the fictitious book, that is marked 4 5/5 3—it occurred to me that the book had been all written up within a day or two of that particular period—I told him so, and pressed him upon it—he said, "This book was written by me day by day, and the entries in it were not made all at the same time"—I asked him where he got it from; when he purchased it; and if there was an entry in his cash-book for the payment of such a book—he said, in reply, "I bought the book at a second-hand book shop in Holborn with other books, when I first began business"—that was all that passed about that—he then went away, leaving this and the other books with me—I have cast up this book—the total amount of receipts appears to be 2,668
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and the payments, 3,172
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I first saw this genuine book a day or two after the 22nd November—I can't say the exact day—it was not brought to me by the bankrupt—his accountant sent to me, saying that he wished to see me; and I got the book from him—I believe that was two days after the conversation that I have spoken of; but I have no date of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was it not the following day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say it was not; it might have been—the bankrupt gave me every information that I wanted—I never heard the slightest complaint against him—I cast this book up myself—I do not know what the property which he gave up realized, I left Mr. Nicholson's before the property was realized—I never heard any complaint that he had not given up all his property.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know whether any more property was obtained after the second book was produced.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nothing more—the stock was taken possession of by the messenger—the second book did not lead to the discovery of any more property.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-131" type="surname" value="PROSECUTION"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-131" type="given" value="OCTAVIUS"/>OCTAVIUS PROSECUTION</persName> </hi>. I am solicitor to the official assignee, and am con
<lb/>ducting this prosecution by order of the Commissioner—I was present when the bankrupt was examined before Mr. Commissioner Goulburn, on 23rd February—I have the prisoner's examination, now before me, amongst the bankruptcy proceedings—I took it down as he stated it—it is signed by him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The examination was here read as follows:</hi>—"I commenced grocery business 1st June, 1857, when my balance-sheet commences—I had previously been assistant to a grocer—I have been in business before for myself 18 years—I ceased to be so 5 years, indeed 6 or 7 years ago—I then failed in business—I was bankrupt in the Sheffield Court of Bankruptcy—a dividend of 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the pound was paid on the first dividend—I was insolvent pre
<lb/>viously—I did not take the benefit of the Insolvent Act—I did not petition that court—the only occasion where I came before a court of bankruptcy or</p>
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<p>insolvency was in 1852—from that date to June, 1857, I was assistant to a grocer—I commenced the present trading in June, 1857, with borrowed capital, having nothing of my own—the rent of the house I took in Holborn was 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—my family there consisted of five and sometimes six members—I had two children partly at home, partly at school—they were occasionally at home at other times than ordinary vacations—one is 12 years old, the other 22 years—the eldest is, and has been for the last 18 months, in a situation as a governess—I had one assistant (Richardson)—I paid him 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per annum—I had a boy at 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week, and one female servant; that was the whole of the family—I occupied the whole of the house—I let no part—I kept my own accounts entirely—my business was perhaps chiefly a cash business—I put down what I received and paid each day in a book—that was first entered sometimes on a paper put in a cash
<lb/>box—I entered at night the receipts and payments of each day—I counted the money from the till each night to shew receipts—immediately I made a payment, I entered it in a cash-book—(
<hi rend="italic">book produced</hi>)—put down each pay
<lb/>ment, as I made it, in that book; and at the end of each day I counted the money from the till, and wrote it down the other side of that book—the takings I call receipts are nothing more than the money counted from the till each day—if I received any money for a debt contracted on credit, I wrote that down in the book—I can't say 1 did so always—that book repre
<lb/>sents all I took and all I paid—that is not the first cash-book I handed to the official assignee (
<hi rend="italic">another book produced</hi>)—the book now produced is the one I first produced to him—I am sorry for it—that book is all in my own handwriting—I made up that book the night before my bankruptcy—it was after I had determined to become a bankrupt—I was bankrupt on my own declaration of insolvency—the book was made up after I had signed the declaration of insolvency—the figures there as receipts are less than the sums entered as receipts in the real cash-book—I felt myself in confusion, and felt much anxiety at not being able to account for a large deficiency—I thought it (
<hi rend="italic">the book</hi>) would enable me to do so—it was written in an hour or two—I had the real book before me, and copied it, making the alter
<lb/>ations in the receipts—it was entirely my own idea—when I first went to the official assignee's office, I was told it could not be a true book, as it appeared to have been made up all at one time—I said in answer that each page was written at one time—I do not remember whether it was urged that all was written at one time—I afterwards brought the other cash-book to the official assignee—there were no entries made in that after I determined to become bankrupt—no pages have been torn out of it—I have had the real book the longest, but the other for some time—they were not bought at the same time—the fictitious book was bought five or six months before my bankruptcy, at a stall in Holborn, in High Holborn, somewhere in the neighbourhood of King-street—I do not know the name—I bought memorandum-books at the same time—it was bought some months before my bankruptcy—the proper cash-book shows a deficiency of 349
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. received more than it shows I have paid away—I am ready to inform the Court what has become of that money."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EAGLETON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> There is a sum of 349
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; was any further account given of that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Eventually there was an account given by the bankrupt, upon which he was allowed to finish his last examination—it consisted of some items of household furniture—no further property was obtained in consequence of the production of this second book—this fraudulent book did not enable him to suppress any disposition that he had</p>
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<p>made of his property in favour of any one, or to keep any back—all it did was to save him the trouble of accounting for 349
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd which he had spent; that was his own explanation; it appears to be the truth—it would enable him to avoid the difficulty of accounting for that sum—the mode in which it was ultimately attempted to be accounted for on the proceedings was by certain exorbitant items of household expenditure which are almost unvouched, and upon that state of things the Commissioner was of opinion that a better account could not he had, and that that part of the bankruptcy should terminate, all questions of conduct being reserved for the certificate meeting. (
<hi rend="italic">The remainder of the examination was read as follows:</hi>—"I paid the butcher's account—I have furnished my assignees with a detailed account referring to the items of house and personal expenses—164
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in balance-sheet—out of that item I have remitted my wife in the country upwards of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—she was for some time in the country in ill health—I have several vouchers from the tradesmen with whom I dealt, showing the various expenses which I incurred, and which are covered by this sum of 349
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the largest voucher is from Mr. Crick, butcher—I paid him as I bought from day to day—I got this voucher since the last meeting—it is merely a statement in Mr. Crick's handwriting—another voucher now pro
<lb/>duced, marked C, I had from Mr. Brown since the last meeting—there is one here for a small amount similarly obtained from Mr. Head, a baker, that shows an expenditure of 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for bread, and the rest for flour and baking, making 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per week—I put down my personal expenses at 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a-week, independent of domestic expenses—seems large, but I was ill, in
<lb/>cluding expenses of three visits to Yorkshire in September, 1857, and October and November, 1857—I remained there on each occasion about a week—and again I went to Nottingham in October, 1858—I remained a few days—I had when I was an assistant, before June, 1857, 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per annum, as salary, with board and lodging—I was with Mr. Hawley, since bankrupt, in the Blackfriars-road—there is no other explanation that I can give of the deficiency in my balance-sheet. (Signed) "F. Ingham.")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EAGLETON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> Upon the first balance-sheet I think the item of 349
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. appeared as one for which he was unable to vouch, or some
<lb/>thing to that effect.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE CROMPTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that a very grave question was raised in this case, whether upon the clause upon which this indictment was framed it was essential that there should be an actual intention to get away any of the property; and as there had been no decision upon this point, he should reserve it if it became necessary.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Several witnesses deposed to the prisoner's good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-578-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD HEATH</hi> (37)</persName>, were indicted for
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">After the opening of the case,</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on behalf of Clouter, applied that he might retract his plea of not guilty and plead guilty;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BARON BRAMWELL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">upon the prisoner stating in the hearing of the Jury that he was guilty, directed that that verdict might be found at the close of the case.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-134" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Gustavus Foster, who keeps a coffee-house in Weston-place, St. Pancras—on Saturday, 11th May, about 10 in the evening, the two prisoners came in in company with a third man—they ordered three cups of tea—Heath ordered it—I served them with it</p>
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<p>—Heath said it was not good—I tasted it and said it was very good, but it was not so hot as it should be—Clouter said he should like some rum—I told him we did not sell rum there, but if he would give me the money I would send and get it for him—Clouter then took from his waistcoat pocket a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and said, "There is a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, take it out of that"—I took the note and wetted it with my tongue, and held it to the light, and saw that the watermarks upon it disappeared, and I said that it was not good—I sent it to Mr. Foster—he came back with it, and said, "Charlotte, do you know what you have sent me"—I said, "Yes"—the prisoners heard this—Mr. Foster said, "It is a bad one"—I said, "I know it"—he said, "Where did you get it from"—I pointed to Clouter and said, "That is the man that gave it me"—Clouter said, "I did give it to her"—Mr. Foster told him it was a bad one—he said, "No, it is not, it is a good one"—Heath said the same; that the note was good—I asked Clouter where he got it from—he said it was paid to him in part payment of his wages; that he received it from Captain Doane, of the ship
<hi rend="italic">Shiloh,</hi> that was lying in the Victoria Docks—I asked where his discharge was that he received from his captain—he said he had not got it with him, it was at home—I asked him where he lived, whether he could not send for it—he said it was of no consequence—Mr. Foster brought the note in, and told them it was a bad one, which they denied, and said it was good—Mr. Foster tore the note in two—he gave one half of it to Clouter, and the other half he kept, saying, "If it is a good one, there is my card, you can refer to me"—Mr. Borley, who was in the shop at the time, said it was a case that ought to go before the magis
<lb/>trate—Heath said it was no business of his, he bad no right to interfere, and abused him—Mr. Foster went out, and returned in a few minutes with a policeman, and gave both the prisoners in charge—Heath paid for the tea with a fourpenny piece and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, after Mr. Foster left the first time—Mr. Foster told them they had better pay for it—the third man was standing at the door when Mr. Foster came in; he put his hand on his shoulder and pushed him out of the door, and he made his escape.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Heath. Q.</hi> How long was Mr. Foster away before he brought the police
<lb/>man in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It might be perhaps three or four minutes, I don't think it was more.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there anything to prevent their leaving while Foster was gone?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; no more than Heath was quarrelling and abusing Mr. Borley; they might have gone out, I should not have prevented them; in fact I put my hand upon Heath's shoulder and told him to go, he made no answer, but kept on the contention—Mr. Foster did not say when he left what he was leaving for.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-135" type="given" value="GUSTAVUS"/>GUSTAVUS FOSTER</persName> </hi>. I keep this coffee-house—the half-note which I kept I gave into the hands of the police-sergeant, who is here—I took the second half from the table afterwards when I returned the second time, it was lying by the tea-cups.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-136" type="surname" value="BORLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-136" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY BORLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at Crouch-end—I happened to be at this coffee-house on Saturday, 7th May—while I was sitting in one of the boxes I saw the prisoner Heath look in at the door; he said, "All right" and immediately two other persons followed him in, and sat down in a compart
<lb/>ment in advance of me—when Miss Holmes went away they appeared to be simulating drunkenness, when any one could see they were not drunk—Heath in a braggart style was pushing the other men and pretending to quarrel—Mr. Foster returned with the note, and said, "You must bring better notes than this here, if you want me to change them"—the last time</p>
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<p>he came in he pushed Heath further into the shop, and said, "You are not going away like that;" he was following Bentley, the third man, who had just that moment gone out—before that, Bentley had said to Heath, "We had better pay for what we have had and
<hi rend="italic">step</hi> it"—upon that he went away, and Heath was following him, when Mr. Foster stopped him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Heath. Q.</hi> Who was it that was pretending to be drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Princi
<lb/>pally you, you were the most noisy and using the worst language; you were quarrelling with Clouter when he asked for some rum—there was a great deal of bad language amongst you—Mr. Foster said he could afford to lose 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. when perhaps anybody else could not—I said, "You should not deter
<lb/>mine it upon such narrow grounds as that; speak to the police, and do as they advise you;" and upon that I had a variety of abuse from you, and you said, "Cannot a man be paid off from his ship without having bad notes"—you repudiated all knowledge of Clouter, and said you did not know the man at all—I was at the police-office on the second occasion, but not on the first, on account of the death of my daughter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-137" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CROOME</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 34). On Saturday, 7th May, I was fetched to this coffee-house—I asked Clouter where he got the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—he said he had received it in payment of wages from Captain Doane, of the ship
<hi rend="italic">Shiloh,</hi> lying in the Victoria Dock; that he had left Boston, in the United States, about five weeks previously—I asked him if he had his discharge or his register; and he said, "They don't use those now"—I then took them to the station—this is the note (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—Mr. Foster gave me both halves, but separately—I afterwards made some inquiries of Heath—he told me he lived at 6, Mansfield-place, Kentish-town—I went there and found the house was empty—I told Heath so afterwards at the police-court—he said he had lived there previously, but did not wish to give his present address as he was in difficulties.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Heath.</hi> I did not give it as my present address, because I was in fear of a Sheriff's officer.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You said so at the police-court, but not at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners statements before the Magistrate were read as follows:—"Clouter says,</hi> That note was passed to me by the third party to pass for him—Tom something, I don't know his name—Bentley, I remember, that is his name—
<hi rend="italic">Heath says,</hi> I deny saying it was all right, or anything of the sort."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-138" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BUMSTEAD</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of Bank-notes to the Bank of England—this note is a forgery, it is not on Bank paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Heath's Defence.</hi> On the Saturday evening about half-past 7 or 8 o'clock, this gentleman (
<hi rend="italic">Clouter</hi>) and a friend of his, came to my place and asked me to come out for the evening—I came out, and we went from one public-house to another drinking gin, rum, brandy, and different things—at last he proposed to go to this coffee-shop to have a cup of tea before going to a concert—we went in, and he there gave the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I did not see him give the note, but he afterwards said he did, and that he got it on board a ship—Mr. Foster brought the note and gave him one half back, and said, "These notes are no good to me;" and told him to take it where he got it from, and bring the gentleman he took it of, and he would give him the other half—Mr. Borley said he thought it was a bad one, and commenced abusing me about it, and said he noticed' me particularly in the transaction—I told him I knew nothing about the affair from the beginning to the end, and remonstrated with him—one thing brought up another, and it was 5 or 6 minutes before Mr. Foster came back again—if I had known</p>
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<p>the note to be a bad one I could have got away and so could the others—I have been fifteen years in business within two or three hundred yards of the spot, and no one can say I ever did a dishonest act or was ever mixed up with anything of the sort—it came on me like a thunder-bolt—I thought the note was good, and made sure this gentleman would have acquitted himself of the affair—I asked the magistrate why I was committed, and he said there was nothing at all against me except being in his company—the reason I did not give my address was that I had given my acceptance for 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and there was a judgment against me in the County Court—as to this man I had not known him more than four or five days—I knew his brother for fifteen years at a linen-draper's in Judd-street—I went to see him about the County Court business, and that was how I became connected with him—his brother told me about six weeks before that he was coming home, and he expected he was going to do something for him as he had come down in the world a good deal—I really knew nothing about the affair, and I wish I had never seen the fellow—I have been six weeks in prison for nothing—I wish to call this man to state whether I knew anything about it or not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was here taken at to Clouter, in order that he might be examined at a witness.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590613-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590613-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-139" type="surname" value="CLOUTER"/>
<interp inst="t18590613-name-139" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CLOUTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the-primmer</hi>). I went to Heath on this evening—we went from one public-house to another, and then to the coffee-house—he knew nothing at all about the affair of passing the note, that I am aware of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where had you seen Heath first that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At his own house—I don't know the direction—I believe it is somewhere in Somers town—I had never been there before—Bentley took me there—Bentley and I had been together all day—I had met him in the White Hart, King's-cross, about 8 o'clock in the morning—we remained there about half-an-hour—he then asked me to take a walk with him—we went somewhere in the city—I cannot say where—I am a stranger in London—it was about 7 or half-past 7 in the evening that we went to Heath's—we did not continue in company from that time till this note was passed—I was taking a walk by myself a little while—I don't exactly know what became of the other two then—I left them in the street somewhere by King's-cross—I went to Mr. Hodges', in Judd-street, to change another 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—that is close to King's-cross—I can't say whether the other two knew that I was coming back to them—I met them again afterwards—I don't know whether it was by accident or not—it might be, I can't say—I told them I would meet them again some time throughout the evening—I did not say where—we met by accident, some way from the coffee-shop, somewhere by King's-cross—I do not remember Heath putting his head into the coffee-shop and then looking back and saying it was all right—the fact is, I had been drinking for ten days, and I did not know what I was doing—I uttered a forged note at Mr. Hodges', in Judd-street—I can hardly tell what I did with the change I got from that—I spent it—I can't say whether Heath went into the coffee shop first—they were both walking with me, as well as I can remember—I did not run away, because I was so stupified with liquor I did not know what I was doing—I did not know that the note was a forgery when I uttered it—I am guilty of uttering it, but I did not know it was forged—I got the forged notes from Bentley, the man I had been walking about with all day—I don't know where Bentley is—I found him in the White Hart—I had</p>
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<p>not known him before, no more than just seeing him at the public-house—that was the first time I had ever seen him—I remained with him very nearly the whole day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How came Bentley to give you the notes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He owed me a trifle of money—I have been in the habit of haying money, and I lent him money—he did not owe me so much as 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he owed me as much as 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he gave me one of the notes, I suppose, about 6 in the evening, and the other one he gave me in the coffee-house, across the table—he said, "You may as well take this," and of course I did, and changed it—it did not occur to me to say to Bentley, "Why don't you change it yourself?"—I had been drinking so heavily, I did not know what I was doing—I don't know whether any person saw Bentley give me the notes—I knew Bentley before—I had seen him some three or four days before—I had known him about a week, that was all—the money he owed me was what I had lent him—I got the money from a relation of mine in London; Mr. Taylor, a solicitor in Fenchurch-street—it was some three days before that I had advanced, the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Bentley—it was not all lent in one sum—I lent him 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. first, and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. afterwards—I knew where he lived when I lent him the 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he took me to his house afterwards—it is in Paradise-row, I believe, somewhere by King's-cross—he took me there at the time I lent him the money—I have been to sea for twenty years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Although you have pleaded guilty, you now say you did not know the note was forged?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I plead guilty to uttering—I don't understand these matters—I am not guilty of knowing it was forged—I desire to plead Not Guilty.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-140" type="given" value="BARON"/>MR. BARON BRAMWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">after consulting with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE CROMPTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">as to the course to be pursued under these circumstances), was of opinion that, as the prisoner had upon his oath declared that his plea of guilty was a mistake, he should be allowed to retract that plea, and the Jury to withdraw their ver
<lb/>dict; that they should then consider the case of the other prisoner, Heath, alone, and afterwards proceed to try the case of Clouter separately.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi> did not object to this course, which was accordingly adopted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HEATH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">The case of Clouter was then proceeded with, the Jury being already charged. The evidence of Charlotte Holmes, Gustavus Foster, and John Henry Borley, was read over, and declared by them to be correct.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CROOME</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">This witness's former evidence was also read over</hi>). I asked Clouter for his address, and he gave it No. 3, Judd-street, or 13—I think it was 13—I did not find him there—he afterwards said it was not Judd-street, it was James-street—I said, "James-street, where?"—he said, "Is
<lb/>lington"—I went there, and found he had been lodging there with his brother.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You knew him, I believe?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have some recollection of such a man on board the Dragon steam frigate about twelve years ago, but I should not like to swear it was this man—that was at Lisbon—I can't say when lie was discharged—I was sailing with him for about fifteen months—I can't recollect much about him; I was steward, and did not mingle with the ship's crew—I never heard any
<lb/>thing against him—the last time I saw him was about the latter end of 1848—I have made inquiries in reference to his having lately sailed on board the Norfolk from Gravesend—I have never seen Bentley since—I do not know him personally—I have heard that he is a very bad character—I have tried to find him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in payment—I gave it to my uncle, and in consequence of what he said I wrote this on the back of the note—this is the note (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I gave the prisoner the change—the barmaid asked him his address, and he said "48, Judd-street."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you know him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had seen him several times at our house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note for change—I asked who it was for—he said for Clouter—I said "Where does he live"—he said 48, Judd-street—I wrote that on the back of the note, and gave him five sovereigns.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe you knew him.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have seen him occa
<lb/>sionally for the last sixteen or seventeen years at my house—his brother lived opposite to me for many years at Mr. Clement's the linen draper, and when he has come to see his brother he has called over at our house to have a glass of ale occasionally; that is all I have known of him—his brother does not live there now—I had seen the prisoner two or three times, five or six weeks before this—he told me he had recently returned from abroad—he told me he had engaged a passage to Australia on board the Norfolk, and paid for it—he shewed me a shipping receipt for 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I do not know of an accident having happened to that vessel at Margate, and the passengers having to return.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-144" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HUGILL</persName> </hi>. I am a glove maker at 48, Judd-street—I know nothing of the prisoner—he does not live there, nor did he in April or May last.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-145" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BUMSTEAD</persName> </hi>. These notes are both forgeries, and both from the same plate.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLOUTER</hi>
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<interp inst="t18590613-579-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 15
<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">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MECHI</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq. and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-582-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you sent to by Mr. Bryer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I happened accidentally to meet Mr. Bryer's assistant, and I told him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRYER</persName> </hi>. The prisoner came to my shop on 14th May—she produced this plate—she wanted 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. an ounce for it—I asked her whose it was—she said it was her own property—I remarked the crest on it, and I said, "It surely cannot be your plate"—she said, "Yes, it is"—it is worth 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. an ounce—I think there is 57 ounces of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time did she come?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A little after four o'clock—if I had bought it, I should have bought it as second-hand plate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-164" type="given" value="ELIZA JANE"/>ELIZA JANE ALBURY</persName> </hi>. I am cook to Mr. Davis, No. 5, Onslow-crescent, Brompton—on 10th of May I went to bed about 10 o'clock—I saw the</p>
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<p>pantry window before I went to bed—it was not fastened, but it was shut—it is at the back of the house, and there is a garden at the back of the house—there are iron bars outside the pantry window—I came down on the following morning about 7 o'clock—the pantry window was thrown wide open, and two bars had been tied back with ropes, and the ropes twisted with two sticks—that would allow sufficient room for a person to enter—one of the sticks and one of the ropes belonged to my master—the other did not—I examined the pantry, and found that three drawers, which were at the bottom of the book-case, were open—I missed from those drawers five shirts—I missed two shawls and a mantle, two mugs and a spoon—the shawls and mantle were at the back of the door—they were mine—the other things were my master's—the housemaid and I were the first persons up that morning—we came down together.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 5, Onslow crescent, and am a merchant—I was in my garden at half-past 11 o'clock at night on 10th May—my little dog was with me—he was running about—everything then appeared to be safe and in its usual state, as far as I could judge—there were a number of articles taken from my house that night, and amongst the rest five shirts, the children's silver mugs, and other things—this is one of my shirts—I can swear to it; and I can produce one of the same set to compare with it—the mark has been cut off.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-166" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BARKER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Hunt, a pawnbroker—I produce this shirt—it was pawned at my master's shop in the afternoon of 11th May, by the prisoner Foggarty, for 1
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You knew her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I have seen her—she had pawned things at our shop before—I knew where she lived—I don't know whether she keeps a lodging-house—I knew her by coming to the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you make any inquiries of her when she brought this shirt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; she had pawned other things before, men's and women's wearing apparel—this shirt did not appear to belong to a better class of persons than the things she had pawned before—my suspicions were not at all excited by it—the mark has been taken off.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 263). About half-past 1 o'clock on the morning of 21st May, I heard a noise in the garden of No. 10, Onslow-square—I got on the wall, and turned my lamp on—I saw the prisoner Groves in the garden—as soon as I turned my lamp on he got over a wall—I sprung my rattle, and he was taken by another constable and de
<lb/>tained till I got to him—I found on him this stick, a knife, some lucifer matches, and six pawnbrokers' duplicates—I went back and found this rope in a garden in the track where he had been—I know the house where the burglary was committed—it is about 200 yards from where I saw Groves—I saw him the whole time till he was captured—he had to pass over four or five gardens—I had heard of this burglary being committed on the night of the 10th or the morning of the 11th May—I found this rope in a garden attached to one of those houses—there is an uninhabited house there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 113). I know Onslow-crescent, it is on my beat—I took Groves in custody on 21st May—he was coming out of the area of No. 2, Onslow-square—I took him in consequence of hearing the rattle of the other policeman—he said he would go quietly—he said he had got over the back of No. 10—I saw him searched, and these things found on him—one of these duplicates is of the shirt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARKER</persName> </hi> (
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<p>Foggarty on 11th May of the shirt she pawned—these other duplicates are of a flannel shirt, a waistcoat, and pair of trousers—one was on the 9th, one on the 12th, and one on the 14th of May—the shirt was pawned on the 11th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-170" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BUTLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector</hi>). I examined the premises where the burglary had been committed on the morning of 11th May—I found marks on the wall of some person having got over from No. 10 to the prosecutor's—at the back window the bars had been pulled aside and the rope twisted so as to make a bow in the centre sufficient for any one to get in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590613-name-171" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 198). I took Foggarty in custody—I told her she was charged with being concerned with Wallis in a burglary in Onslow-crescent—she said she had the shirt from Wallis to pawn, and she went to the place where she generally went—I knew who she meant by Wallis—it was Groves—he lived there in the name of Wallis—I told her I had re
<lb/>peatedly cautioned her against taking anything from Wallis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know she keeps a lodging-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is a brothel—I know it to be a brothel—I know her husband—I know that Wallis lodged there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Groves.</hi> It is my own shirt—I bought it, and have had it for twelve months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM THOMAS DAVIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you buy this shirt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe they were made at home—they were old shirts, with new fronts in them—this is another of the shirts—the front is the same, and here is a little loop that I had made to put the collar through—all the shirts were new-fronted about the same time and by the same person.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE CROMPTOIT</hi>; Mr. Ald
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARTER</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Crompton, and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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