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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WIRE, MAYOR. ELEVENTH 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, September</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>, M.P.; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder, and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the property of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18590919-801-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>stealing an order for 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; </rs>also
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-801-offence-3 t18590919-name-3"/>Arthur Bernard White</persName>, his master; to all of which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-801-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-802-offence-1 t18590919-name-5"/>John Hollingshed</persName>, and stealing therein 3 1/2 lbs. of lamb; 2 lbs. of sugar, and 1 lb. of butter, value 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. his property; to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-802-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HUNT</hi> (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590919-803-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, stated that the prisoner was sentenced to ten years' transportation in</hi> 1851,
<hi rend="italic">and received a pardon in</hi> 1856,
<hi rend="italic">conditional on his not returning to England; but having come into possession of some property was induced by his friends to return home. —
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-804-offence-1 t18590919-name-8"/>Richard Moser</persName> and others, his masters.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am a cooper of 22, Queen street, Stepney—in January this year, I was indebted to Moser & Co. 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which I paid on the 31st to Mr. Barnard, one of their clerks, in notes and gold.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you pay Barnard?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the premises in Thames-street, and have his receipt; the 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was for iron hoops.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-10" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BARNARD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Moser and Son—on receiving money on their account, it is my duty to pay it to the prisoner—I received 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Mr. Webb, on 31st January, and paid it to the prisoner the same day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>. Was not the prisoner authorized to pay money away?
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He received a certain sum to pay wages with, which was to last him so long.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-11" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MOSER</persName> </hi>. I am an iron merchant of Curzon-lane, Upper Thames-street—I have partners—the prisoner was our clerk and cashier there for three or four years—it was his duty to bring daily to our counting-house in the Borough the money he received the day before; he generally brought it to me—on 31st January he brought me 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as received of a customer named Webb, on account—Mr. Webb owed us 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—the prisoner never paid me the 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the residue of that account—he was not authorized to disburse any money he received on our account—a separate account was kept for that, for which he had money given him—previous to July, 1858, he had authority to disburse money he received for us, but we had taken that authority from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do not you know that he has done so since?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he generally came over on Monday morning, and received 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to pay wages with, and on the following Monday that 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was accounted for—he might pay more than £10 during the week, and pay away money he had received for us; I do not know that he did; I would not swear that he did not—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my petty cash-book—here is one instance in it, in September, 1858, where his payments amount to 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., he having received 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I should pay him the one 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. when he brought me the book; I set my initials to it here—it never happened in any one instance that the balance due to him went over two or three weeks—that is not the only instance in which he has paid more than he received; here is another here of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the following week, and another in October, of 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; in November a balance of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was over paid by him; he received 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and expended more than 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this book shows that I actually paid him the balance; he would not tick it unless I had—1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of it was for his own wages—no; I find I have made a mistake, the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was the other way; he handed me the balance—I know that he paid it me, or I should not have put my initials—I do not see any occasions where he has overpaid more than 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the outside; here is 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in January—I do not remember the date that I gave him in custody—this is the only cash-book that he kept—I believe I invariably paid him the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on Monday myself; there were not some weeks in which it was not convenient to give it to him; he would have it next day—it is possible that I may have said that it was inconvenient, and that he used the money in his hands for the purpose—the wages were paid day by day—if I had not money to pay him on Monday, and he used money in his hands, he would come on Tuesday—it would be a week before I finally settled, but he would have money on the fol
<lb/>lowing day—I say that he has received 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and has only paid me 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; that was on 31'st January—I have no recollection of the day or the amount without the</p>
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<p>cash-book—he paid me ninety-nine times out of the hundred at the office in the Borough—I will not swear that he did not pay me the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the city; I credited it in the morning; if it was in the afternoon it is possible that I might have received it in the city, and entered it when I came back—the entry in that case would not have been till about two hours after I received it—I only find one other entry on 31st January, and that is not a trans
<lb/>action with him; it is a ready money credit of 238
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I drew four cheques that day; they were for large amounts; one was for 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I do not find any disbursements in my cash-book that the prisoner made for me—I had no unsettled account with him that day—this petty cash-book was the only account—I have not asked him to explain the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he continued in the same way from January to August, when he was given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he in your employ in August?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know the day he was discharged; it was about June last—it was not discovered then that the 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. had not been paid—we discovered it three or four days or a week before he was given in custody—after discharging the prisoner we sent an account to Mr. Webb—I have looked carefully through the books and am able to say that all the petty expence accounts were balanced between me and the prisoner on 1st February, when I paid him the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; and from that time to the time we discharged him, he made no claim on me for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as owing to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What would be the average amount passing through his hands in a week?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Perhaps as much as 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he only collected the small accounts, and he did not collect more than one in a day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, M</hi> 59). I took the prisoner on 16th August, in Albany-road, Old Kent-road: in the street—I asked him if he had been in the employ of Moser and Sons lately; he said "Yes"—I said that I took him for embezzling accounts of his employers—he said "That can be all satisfactorily explained; the money was borrowed."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS CHARLES HOPKINS</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<lb/>zling 5
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-14" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale confectioner of Princes-street, Leicester-square—in January last I was indebted to Moser and Co. 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and on 24th January I wrote and enclosed this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to them; it has been returned to me by my bankers as paid—a day or two afterwards I received a letter from Moser and Co. enclosing the receipt which has been on my file ever since—I afterwards had a conversation with the prisoner, showed him the receipt, and he said that it was quite correct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This cheque is crossed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was drawn by my clerk and signed and crossed by me—Moser and Co. early in May sent me another account up to 26th March which I paid on 28th May—I wrote to them within a week after receiving the account, and the prisoner came to my counting house a fortnight or three weeks afterwards, about the latter end of May.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-16" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MOSER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Moser and others—the prisoner was our clerk—it was part of his duty to receive money and to pay it over the same day, or the following morning—he never accounted to me for this 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—it was his duty to open our Dowgate letters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you ever say anything to the prisoner about this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—the cheque is dated 29th January—I never asked him why he had not paid it in, because I did not know it—I know that he has not accounted for it, because I searched the cash-book in August and found no entry—this is the cash-book; the different partners and clerks made entries in it—if the cheque was posted on the afternoon of 29th it would, I believe, arrive at 5 or 6 o'clock; but I am not there at all—I am at the house of business at Southwark—the counting-house is closed at 5 o'clock on Saturdays—the cheque might have arrived just as the prisoner was leaving, and he would open it—there is only one entry on 31st, Huntley and Palmer of Reading; that was a country cheque, and the entry is in the prisoner's writing—there are no entries of his on the Saturday.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is in the prisoner's writing—on the day that Mr. Brown sent the cheques for the balance of his account, 8th of May I think, I told the prisoner that I had received a letter from Castel and Brown saying that they had paid their previous account and held his receipt—he said that he could not understand it—he did not recollect receiving the cheque; but he would go and see them—I had at that time received the receipt for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I forget whether I showed it to him—he subsequently told me that he had seen Mr. Brown, and saw his own receipt for it, and was satisfied that he had received the money—I said, "It is very odd you have not credited it"—he said, "I must have paid it away"—I said, "But you have no authority to pay it away"—he said, "Will you let it stand over for two or three days?—I asked him two or three days afterwards if he had found out about it—he said, "No," and that he would refund it on the following Tuesday, but he did not bring the money; and I said, "Mr. Hopkins you are discharged, and you are very lucky that you are not prosecuted"—we gave him in custody afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> If he had paid you should you have considered it a mistake which could not be accounted for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but I still should have discharged him in consequence of the irregularity.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BENJAMIN BROWN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you receive the receipt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should imagine it would be on the Monday, because unless I had received it we should have written for it, as receipts are always looked for next morning—it would be drawn before 1 o'clock, as it was Saturday—I never sign a cheque after 1 o'clock on Saturday; and in all probability it would be posted before 1 o'clock.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, September</hi> 19, 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALLEN</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq. and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-21" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOGG</persName> </hi>. I am clerk of the parish of Paddington—I was present at that church on 3d July, 1858—I have the register book of marriages—on that day William Denbigh Sloper Marshall was married to Sophia Cross Dawson—I was present; the prisoner is the person who was married—I saw his wife at the police-court when he was examined—she was the same person who was married to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you see a great many persons married?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I do not recollect every one, but I perfectly recollect the prisoner—he is a very remarkable person—he did not look exactly as he does now—he scarcely looks so fresh as he did—he is rather more seedy now than he was—I dont know what coloured coat he was dressed in; or whether he wore a white or a black hat; or whether he had a morning or an evening dress on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-22" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE HAYES</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 15, Princes-place, Kennington-cross—on 28th June, I was married to the prisoner at St. George's, Hanover-square, in the name of William Denbigh Sloper Harris—I had known him about three months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was he introduced to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he introduced himself, and after three months I married him—I made some inquiries—I wished to see his mother—he introduced me to Mr. Myers of Threadneedle-street—my property remains untouched.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, L</hi> 175). On 22d August I went to 15, Princes-place, Kennington, with the prisoner's wife—the prisoner was not at home; he came in; I met him as he was coming in the passage—he started, and I said, "Don't be surprised; if you will walk in the parlour I will introduce you to your wife—he said nothing then—I said to Mrs. Hayes, "Do you now charge your husband with having married you, his former wife being still alive"—she said, "Yes"—I told the prisoner it was my duty to take him to the station, which I did—Mrs. Hayes came to the station—I saw the prisoner wanted to go towards the inspector's room door—I asked him why he wanted to go there—he said, "To beg their pardon"—on the way to the station he said he was a great blackguard for having married her, and he deserved all he got, and he should not have married her if he had not been drawn into it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see the first wife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I took her to the house where the prisoner resided with Mrs. Hayes—I introduced him into his wife's presence—she identified him in my presence as he was coming in at the gate—she gave me this certificate of her marriage—Sophia Cross Dawson represented herself as the prisoner's first wife—I was not present at the marriage—his wife's sister was with me at the Court—she is not here now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you point out Mrs. Marshall to the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She pointed out the prisoner as being the man that married her, as he was coming in—I brought them together—he sank down beside her and looked at her—I asked him whether it was really true that he was married to her—he said, "Yes."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners statement before the Magistrate was here read as follows:</hi> "I am guilty. I am very sorry; it was done in an unguarded moment through Mrs. Hayes. I beg for mercy."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JANE HAYES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you your own house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I keep one servant—the prisoner told me he was worth 3,700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You took me to Ramsgate previous to our marriage and we slept together.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, it is false.
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She did, and told me I must sleep with her; and I was in the house three weeks previous to being married, and she introduced me as her master to Betsy, the servant—I never took any of her money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-807-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COPELAND</hi>, M.P.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt. Ald. M.P.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MECHI</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money of
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—there were a great many persons about—not more than a minute afterwards I felt a hand in my pocket, and saw the prisoner taking his hand away—he was not a yard from the bar where I paid my money—he was by my side when I paid—I saw my purse in his hand and saw him run away with it—I ran after him and cried out—he ran into a water-closet—an officer named Summerfield ran into the water-closet, and I ran back and culled my sister in-law—the policeman and my sister-in-law and I, went in and found the prisoner in the water-closet—the whole thing took not more than five minutes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you ever seen the prisoner before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—when I called out that I had lost my purse several persons ran, but I did not know them—they came round me, as they do in London—I kept the boy in the water-closet—I lost sight of him for a minute when I ran after my sister-in-law, but she had only gone a little way up the stairs—I saw a policeman in about a minute—we all three went into this place together, and I pointed the prisoner out—there were no more boys there, but there were several gentlemen—I said, "That is the boy."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever lose sight of the water-closet?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> For a minute, while I went to call my sister-in-law—I observed the prisoner's face when he took his hand out of my pocket, and have no doubt he is the boy—it was about 5 o'clock—a woman has offered me my money back again not to go before the Lord Mayor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-34" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SOMERFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 533). I was on duty at the Blackwall Railway terminus on Thursday afternoon, between 5 and 6 o'clock—the last witness spoke to me, and I went into a urinal and found the prisoner with with this coat hanging over his arm—Mary Ann Williams did not go in with me, but there was no one but the prisoner to lay hold of—I brought him out—she identified him, and I took him to, the station and found 2 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him, but no purse—he gave his address, 13, High-street, King's-cross—I went there; but there is no such street—I told Kim that he had given a false address—he said that he had lived there three years and a half, but he did not know his next door neighbours—I asked him the name of the adjoining street, and he could not tell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How far are the stairs from the urinal.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 5 yards from the booking-office—there are four compartments in the urinal—I told the prisoner that a purse had been stolen—he said that he had taken none—there is no water-closet there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARY WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you see the gentlemen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the water-closet, but in the mean time they came out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-37" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Page, of Westmoreland-street, Mary-le-bonne, and take in mangling—on Wednesday, 13th August, I put two bundles near the window, containing 3 chemises, 1 shirt, 7 towels, 1 patch-work quilt, and other articles which I had mangled, and which were to go home—they were safe at half-past 12—the window was shut down, but there was no fastening to it—I went to bed—I awoke at half-past 6, and found the window open and the things taken away—I have never seen them since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-38" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH FOLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Foley, of Little Chesterfield-street, not many yards from Mrs. Page—on the morning that I heard of this in the evening, I saw the prisoner coming out of our yard with two bundles; a piece of a patch-work quilt was hanging out of one of them—he could not get from that yard to Mrs. Page's house, but my street door was open, and I suppose he went through—my husband asked him what brought him there—he said that he was going to the back entrance—my husband let him go away, and then followed him, and told him that he had stolen the things, but I told my husband to let him go, as I had seen him with things before, and he did so.</p>
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<p>a little before 6 o'clock, I heard her husband speaking to the prisoner rather loudly—I looked out at my window and saw him brought back with two bundles—Mr. Foley let him go.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 74). On Thursday, 11th August, Mrs. Page gave information at the station, and I had orders to take the prisoner, which I did at 6 o'clock on Friday morning, 12th August—I took him to the station, searched him, and found 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners statement before the Magistrate was here read as follows:</hi>—"The bundles were my own—I was taking them home to my mother."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> I was taking them to my mother to be washed.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>, Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALLEN</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq. and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-813-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18590919-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-45" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH NICHOLLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 97). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, August,</hi> 1858;
<hi rend="italic">Edward Potterton, convicted of utter
<lb/>ing counterfeit coin, having other counterfeit coin in his possession.—Confined Nine Months"</hi>)—I was present—the prisoner is the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-46" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>JONATHAN FLOWER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Ship Tavern, in Ivy-lane—on 11th August, about 12 o'clock, the prisoner came to my bar and called for a glass of ale—the price was 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he offered me a sovereign—I tried it, and it was good—I put it into a bowl which I have in the till; there was no other sovereign there—he then said, "I won't trouble you, I have got coppers enough"—I gave him the sovereign back—I am sure I gave him the sove
<lb/>reign that he gave me—it was the only one there—not a second elapsed between my putting it in the bowl and giving it him back—I gave him the good sovereign back—he then searched his pockets, and he had only 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said, "I have only 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I must trouble you now to change the sovereign"—he put a sovereign down, and I saw directly before it left his fingers that it was not the same one that he gave me before—it was rather brighter than the first one—I should know it again—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">looking at it</hi>)—he put it down on the counter, and I immediately took it, and found it was much lighter and altogether different from the one I had in my hand before—I put it in my mouth and bent it; and told him it was bad—he asked me to give it him back, which I refused to do—a woman came in and asked for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin and peppermint, and stood by his side—she walked out very quickly when she heard me call to the lad to go for a policeman—I gave the policeman the sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What door did I come in at?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the side door—I</p>
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<p>don't recollect that I swore that the sovereign never left my hand—(
<hi rend="italic">The wit
<lb/>ness deposition stated, "The sovereign never left my hand."</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> That was the bad sovereign—there was no one there who could have taken up the good sovereign—I saw you take it up distinctly and put down a bad one—the doors were all open—you had an opportunity of escaping; but I should not have allowed you to do so—from the time of your giving me the sovereign to my getting the policeman was from seven to ten minutes—the woman came in at one door, and you at another—there is a partition across the bar—the door was open, and there was nothing between you and her, but a little rail—you might easily have passed the good sovereign to her without my seeing it—I did not see you in conversa
<lb/>tion with her, or with any one else—I never saw you before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 273). I was sent for to Mr. Flower, the Ship Tavern, in Ivy-lane, on 11th August, in the middle of the day, and took the prisoner in custody—I found on him 1 1/2
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—this sovereign is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am unfortunately one of the persons who have been on strike. I have been to all the masters I knew but could get no employ. On the morning I was taken I went to the Brighton terminus and got a job to carry a box and a carpet bag to the Post-office, for which the gentleman gave me what I supposed was a shilling; I went with it a few steps when I opened my hand and saw to my surprise it was a sovereign. I went to get a glass of ale and the prosecutor said it was bad; I asked him to give it me back and he refused, and called a policeman, and gave me in charge. I could have escaped but I did not; I waited till the policeman came, which did not look like guilty knowledge, and I had no other money in my possession.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-52" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Turner—he keeps the Ship and Bell beer-house in King-street, St. George's in the East—on Saturday, 20th August, the two prisoners and two other persons came into the house; Johnson called for a pot of beer and gave me a bad half-crown—I put it into my pocket, where I had only a shilling and a sixpence, but no other half-crown—they drank the beer—they had three or four pots amongst the four of them—one of them then called for some cold meat and vinegar—I served it—it came to 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—they eat it between them—they all had some, and then Stamp brought me a half-crown and told me to take the 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I had not change, and I gave the half-crown to Mr. Harding who was standing at the bar—he gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it, and I gave Stamp the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and a penny in change—Stamp then came out of the tap-room where the other prisoner was, and got more beer and paid for it with a good shilling—shortly after that they all four went away together—soon afterwards I gave my husband the half-crown I had received from Johnson and he</p>
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<p>marked it in my presence—I saw him give the policeman the two half-crowns.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson.</hi> I gave her a two-shilling piece; that was all the money I had in my possession—that was the first beer we had.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No; you gave me a half-crown for the first beer you had of me—you gave my husband a two-shilling piece for the first pot of beer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Stamp.</hi> I had 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of meat, and a 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of vinegar, and I paid for it, and a pot of beer—it came to 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I gave her a shilling, and she gave me 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No; he gave me a half-crown to take 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I had not the change for it, and Mr. Harding took it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-53" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARDING</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer of Gravel-lane—I was at the Ship and Bell that day—I received a half-crown from Mrs. Turner—I gave her change and put the half-crown in my pocket—I did not take any note of it—I had no other half-crown in my pocket—I kept it there till I got home—Mr. Turner afterwards came and said to me, "What did you get from my wife?"—I said a half-crown—he told me to look at it—I pulled it out of my pocket—it was bad—I am certain it was the one I got from Mrs. Turner and gave her change for—I had no other in the meantime in my pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Stamp. Q.</hi> You said you put it in your pocket with more silver?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but not with a half-crown—I had no other.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURNER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Ship and Bell beer-house, King-street, St. George's in the East—on 20th August I saw the two prisoners at my house, and two others—Johnson ordered a pot of beer of me—the price of it was 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in change—I put it down on the table and said, "Here is your change"—I left the house shortly afterwards, and when I came in I received half-a-crown from my wife, and marked it—I received a half-crown from Mr. Harding, and marked that—I gave those two half-crowns to the officer, Bilham—on Sunday, 21st August, I went to Westminster—I saw the prisoners standing in the Broadway—a constable came by and I pointed them out to him—they were walking into the Grapes—the constable kept a watch over them while I went and found another constable—we then went into the public-house both the prisoners were sitting in the tap-room—I pointed them out and gave them into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-55" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PIERPOINT</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live in Tothill-street, West
<lb/>minster—on 19th August I was in Mrs. Biber's shop, and the prisoner Stamp came in for half-an-ounce of tobacco—it came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he offered in payment a shilling to Mrs. Biber's sister—she found it was bad and she put it back on the counter—Stamp took it up—I told him it was very hard for an innocent person to get hold of bad money, they might get locked up and other trouble might follow it—Stamp left the shop and I followed him—he joined the other prisoner—I spoke to the officer 130 B—I went round with him and found Stamp in Mr. Ryan's house, stripped ready to fight—he came out and Johnson came out afterwards and gave Stamp some money—they then separated and Stamp went round the Broadway.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson.</hi> I was not in Westminster. I was in Woolwich Arsenal that day.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I saw you on that Friday evening after Stamp had been quarelling in the public-house—he came out and you followed him and gave him some money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any doubt that Stamp is the man who came for the tobacco, and that Johnson is the man who came out of the public-house and gave him some money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have none.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-56" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BILHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 130). I was in the Broadway, West
<lb/>minster, and saw the last witness—in consequence of something he said to me I saw the prisoners—they were in the public-house quarrelling—shortly afterwards they came out and I saw something pass between them—I could not see what it was—on 21st August I went to the Hoop and Grapes public-house in the Broadway, and saw the prisoners—I charged them with uttering two bad half-crowns to Mr. Turner—Stamp said he had only a sixpence which he paid for his refreshment, and Johnson said he gave a shilling which was all the money he had—they were searched—3 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Stamp—these are the two half-crowns I received from Mr. Turner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These half-crowns are both bad and from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEST</hi>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-59" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE HAYTER</persName> </hi>. I live with Mr. George Alexander Tulton, who keeps the Green Gate beer-house, Tottenham—I am his wife's sister—on the 27th August the prisoner came in with several other persons about six o'clock in the evening—I served the prisoner with beer, I should think, seven or eight times—four times he paid me with a half-crown—it was paid for separately after each pot—I put the half-crowns on the table in the bar parlour—there were no other half-crowns there—I afterwards showed them to Mr. Tulton; he tried them in my presence, and found them bad—while the prisoner was there a man with whom he was drinking paid a bad shilling—that raised my suspicions—I saw Mr. Tulton give the half-crowns to the police-con
<lb/>stable, and the prisoner was given to him also.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi> Two half-crowns was all the money she took of me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No it was four—I am quite clear that the whole of them were given by you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-60" type="given" value="GEORGE ALEXANDER"/>GEORGE ALEXANDER TULTON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Green Gate beer-house, West-green, Tottenham—on 27th August the prisoner was at my house and two others whom I knew well with him—they were drinking there three or four hours—one of them tendered a bad shilling, and the last witness called my attention to these half-crowns, which were lying on the bar table—I looked at them and tested them with nitrate of silver—I found them all bad, and I marked them and gave them to the constable, Ince, with the prisoner—I could recognise the other man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM INCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 342). On 27th August, I was sent for to the beer-shop kept by Mr. Tulton—I found the prisoner outside the door—he was given into my custody—I searched him and found on him ten shillings in good money; there were two florins, five shillings, two sixpences, and fourpence half penny; and I found a bag in his trousers with a bad shilling in it tied up in a corner—I received these four half-crowns from Mrs. Tulton.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These half-crowns and shillings are all bad, and the four half-crowns are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had no bad money about me that I know of. I had no money but what I worked for; if any was bad, it was unknown to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JESSIE HAYTER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you were paid for the beer, what change did you give?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't recollect—I gave him a two-shilling piece at one time—what the other was I don't know—the shilling which was</p>
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<p>found in the prisoner's bag was the one which had been tendered to me by another man—I had refused it and marked it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-818-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-64" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I was Inspector of G Division of police—on 4th Septem
<lb/>ber I went with several officers to the White Horse, Baldwin's Gardens, which is kept by the prisoner—the door was closed—Inspector Briant knocked at the door, and it was opened by the prisoner—there were seven or eight officers—we entered, and several of the officers rushed up stairs—the prisoner said to me, "Are you Mr. Brannan?"—I said "Yes"—she said, "What is the matter?"—I said "We have come to search for counter
<lb/>feit coin; I have instructions to do so."—She said, "O dear me, you will find nothing of the kind here"—I said, "Come with me, and be present at the search"—she followed me up to the one pair landing—I was preceding her, and I heard a rustling noise—I looked back and saw her running down stairs—I immediately followed her, and found her inside the bar in a stoop
<lb/>ing position—I then saw her stand up with this bag in her right hand, which she concealed in the folds of her dress—I went up to her and asked her what that strange conduct meant—she pushed me away, and said, she was a lone woman, and the house was frequented by gay characters—Mr. Briant was standing by me, and I saw her throw the bag from her hand on a chest near the beer-engine, and she pushed a drawer in with her elbow—she was then taken to the bar parlour, and I proceeded to make a further search—at that time I was called to her; she said she wanted to speak to me—I said, "If it is anything relating to this case, what you say, I shall name in evidence"—she then said, "If you will go to
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> Burns' house, in Laystall-street, you will find what you want. I will be upon my oath, I did not know where they were made till yesterday; I was never in his house myself, but my lodger, Mrs. Westgate, has been, and she will show you"—Mr. Everett and other officers accompanied her, and I took the prisoner to the station in Old-street, and while the charge was being taken, she requested to speak to me, and said, "The fact is, these things were made in a street in Camberwell; I don't know the number nor the name of the street, and I forget the man's name; but I should know it if I were to hear it."—I said, "Is it
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> Burns;" she said, "O yes, Sir, that is the man"—I found the bag; we placed it on the bar parlour table, and it contained two sovereigns, twenty-two half-sovereigns, all wrapped in separate papers; eight crown pieces, nine half-crowns, thirteen florins, and sixty-seven shillings, in packages—these are them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you find the house closed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was Sunday afternoon, the time it ought to be closed—it has been usually closed since the conviction of her husband—I believe the house was transferred to her father, but she was still the occupant—I believe she was assisted by her sister—she did not say a word about Burns having left these things there—when she followed me up stairs she had not the parcel in her hand, I am sure—I don't think it would have been likely to escape my notice—she had it not when I went in at the door nor when I went up stairs—when I heard the rustling there was not time for her to get it in her possession—I saw her picking it up from the parlour floor—she strove to conceal it under the folds of her dress—I know nothing about her before</p>
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<p>she got acquainted with Burns—I believe till that time she bore a good character—I believe her father is a respectable man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that the house was closed; was it more than the door being shut?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe it was bolted inside—her sister's name is Cruse—I see her in the gallery.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-65" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BRIANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, G</hi>). I went with Brannan and other officers to the prisoner's house—on the door being opened, I saw the prisoner—I went up stairs with other officers—while I was searching the second-floor landing, I heard a noise down stairs on the ground floor—I went down and saw Brannan scuffling with the prisoner—he told me she had a bag in the folds of her dress—I assisted him to try to get it, and she threw it on a shelf near the beer-engine—I then took her in custody and conveyed her to the bar-parlour—I had seen her push in a drawer with her elbow—it was a little open, and she closed it—I searched that drawer, and found in it a paper packet containing sixteen half-crowns, another packet with twenty shillings, all in one piece of paper, and another lot of nineteen shillings loose; and there was a piece of paper in the drawer which had apparently been round them—I have heard Brannan's evidence as to what the prisoner said; it is quite correct—I searched the bar-parlour and found three memorandum books—one is for rent received from, a lodger, named Westgate, and signed J. Hatton—there were some receipts for rent—I showed them to her—she said they were paid, and the brokers were put in on 29th August.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you hear her say that Burns had left the coun
<lb/>terfeit coin there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I am quite sure I did not hear anything of that—I have been looking after Burns in consequence of the statement the prisoner made to Brannan—I know that-the license of the house is granted to her father—I was present when it was granted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-66" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STANFORD</persName> </hi>. I am conductor of the Patriot omnibus—I saw the prisoner on 24th or 25th August—she got into the omnibus at the Angel, at Islington—there was an elderly lady with her—she rode to the Archway Tavern—the fare was 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each—they got out there, and the prisoner gave me a shilling to pay for both—I gave her a fourpenny-piece in change—the prisoner went into a grocer's shop—I put the shilling in my mouth and found it was bad—she said it must have been taken when she was out, and she gave me three fourpenny-pieces—I had known her for eight or nine years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad, and many of them are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GILES WESTCOTT</hi> (19)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-69" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-69" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HANCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber, in the employ of Mr. Lawrence—I was employed on 3d September in repairing a water-closet at Mr. Schloss's; on removing a portion of the seat I found a piece of leather tied up with some money in it; it lay nearly upright—I examined the contents—there was 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in it—I took it to the warehouseman and spoke to him about it—I kept it by me and returned to the water-closet, and I found a cap with a quantity of money in it—I did not count it—I gave the cap and the leather bag and money to Mr. Hockley—while I was at work, after I had found the first lot, the prisoner came to me—I had then got the top of the</p>
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<p>seat off—he said to me, "What are you doing here?"—I said, "I am going to clear the closet,"—he said, "It don't want anything doing to it"—I saw him again several times down in the basement below, and he went round to the back of the water-closet—he could get from there to the place where the cap was, by removing a few things—the seat had been removed—it was made to lift off and on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-70" type="given" value="CHARLES RUSSEL"/>CHARLES RUSSEL HOCKLEY</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Joseph Schloss, of 13, St. Thomas the Apostle—the prisoner was in his employ the last year or two—on 3d September I was told something by the last witness, and I received a cap from him which contained money—I gave it to the policeman, after consulting with Mr. Schloss—I had some idea that the cap belonged to the prisoner from his having worn one like it—I sent for the prisoner, and he came up in the counting-house—I asked him if he knew anything at all about the coin or the cap, and told him I believed it was his cap—he said it was not his, and he knew nothing at all about it—after the officer had left the counting-house I told the prisoner if he knew any
<lb/>thing about it he had better inform me—he said, well, he would tell the truth about it; that in the house in which he was living he had seen a man named Burns, or Burney, place this money in a recess on the first floor, and knowing he had no right to it, he considered that he himself had as much right to it as Burns, and he took it from there—he said, when he first took it he thought it was good, but he afterwards found it was bad—I asked if ho had passed any of it—he said "No."</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-71" type="given" value="THOMAS CHARLES"/>THOMAS CHARLES EVERETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 63). I went, from informa
<lb/>tion, to Mr. Schloss's warehouse on 3d September—I received this cap, which contained a quantity of coin—here are 6 half-sovereigns, 7 crowns, 12 half-crowns, and 73 shillings—I went away and went back again, and saw the prisoner—Mr. Hockley said he suspected the prisoner of having concealed the counterfeit coin in the water-closet—I asked the prisoner if that was so—he denied all knowledge of it—I asked him his address—he said, at the White Hart, Baldwin-gardens—I ascertained that he did live there—I asked him who were his associates—he said, persons living in the neighbourhood of his residence—I left him in charge of Mr. Hockley—I came back again, and the prisoner was taken to Bow-lane station—after the charge was taken he made a statement, which I took down in writing—I said anything that he said would be given in evidence—he said, about three months ago he frequently saw a man called
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> Burns go to a cupboard on the first-floor at the White Horse, and knowing he had no right there, it induced him one morning, about six weeks ago, to search that cupboard, where he found a cap containing the same counterfeit coin that was found in the cellar of the warehouse: when he brought it to the warehouse he looked at it and found it was counterfeit coin, and he concealed it under the seat of the water-closet.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These six half-sovereigns are all bad, and from one mould—all this coin is bad—here are 210 pieces altogether—many of these are from the same moulds as those produced on the trial of Jane Hatton.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-74" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE EWING</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer of 94, Wentworth-street, Whitechapel—at near 10 o'clock at night, on Friday, 19th August, the prisoner came to my house and asked for a packet of cocoa—I served him—the price was</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—he tendered in payment a good half-crown—I examined it and gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and was about to give him 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. when he made some objection to the cocoa—he said, "I don't like this one; give me one of those out of the window"—I turned my bead to get a packet out of the window—I placed it on the counter, and he said, "This is not the sort; I want one with tin foil on"—I said, "I have not had any"—he said, "Yes, I had one here to day"—I said, I had none—he said that would not do, and told me to give him the half-crown back—I did so—the shillings which I had given him where two old ones—he put 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. down on the counter, and took the half-crown and walked out—I took up the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the moment he was gone—I found one was a Victoria shilling and a bad one—I marked it and kept it by itself till the next day, when I saw the prisoner in Commercial-street—I watched him with two more men into a beer-shop—I went in search of a constable—he came with me, and we went in the beer-shop where he was—I gave the constable the same shilling that I took off the counter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the cocoa you gave him of an inferior kind?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I dont know whether those in tin foil are dearer—I don't keep them—I had examined the shillings not half an hour before, when I took the money out. of the till and placed four shillings and two sixpences in it—I knew what there was there—I had made such a close examination that I am able to say that there was not a Victoria shilling amongst them—I met the prisoner in the neighbourhood the next day—I knew his face about the neighbourhood for some time—he was not a stranger to me—when I saw him I said, "You
<hi rend="italic">was</hi> very clever; you gave me that bad shilling last night, give me another or I will give you into custody;" and he gave me one—he did not say he would rather give a shilling than be taken in custody—he did not say any thing—I gave the shilling to Harris, the policeman—I had kept it in my pocket where there was no other shilling—I marked it before I gave it to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-75" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 81). On 20th August I received from the last witness this shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I went with him in a beer shop in Wentworth-street, and the prisoner was pointed out as being the person who passed the shilling on the previous evening—I called the prisoner out, and told him he was charged with passing a bad shilling on the night previous—Ewing said to him, "If you don't give me a good one I shall charge you"—the prisoner asked one of his companions to lend him a shilling and he did—Ewing then said he should not charge him and I let him go.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-76" type="given" value="CAROLINE SARAH"/>CAROLINE SARAH ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. My father keeps a tobacconist's shop in High-street, Poplar—on 20th August, a little before 9 o'clock at night, the prisoner came and asked for half an ounce of tobacco—I served him—it came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he put down a good half-crown—I gave him in change 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the shillings were old ones—when the prisoner had taken up the change a man came in and said, "Have you taken change?"—the prisoner said, "Yes"—the man said, "What do you take all the young woman's change for; I have 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;" and he gave him 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prisoner then put down the two shillings and six-penny worth of halfpence on the cigar table and said, "Give me my half-crown"—I gave him his half-crown, took up the change, and found there was one bad shilling and one good one—I said to him, "Master, this is not the shilling that I gave you; it is a bad one"—he said, "What are you talking about?"—my father was at the door—I called him and handed him the shilling—he bit it and said he thought it had been in a pocket with chalk, and he thought it was good—the prisoner</p>
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<p>left, and I then said to my father, "Look at it again; I think it is bad"—he did, and then he followed the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How far is High-street, Poplar, from Whitechapel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It may be two or three miles—when I took the shillings out of the till I saw that they were old—I could swear to them—I said at first that they were old shillings, and I have said so all along—I said so to my father after the prisoner was gone—I always notice the money I take and what I give in change.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-77" type="given" value="JOHN RALPH"/>JOHN RALPH ELLOTT</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, High-street, Poplar—on Saturday evening, 20th August, I was standing at my door—I heard an altercation between the prisoner and my daughter—I went back to the shop and my daughter said, "Father, here is a counterfeit shilling"—I looked at it and tested it between my teeth—I said I thought it was good—she said, "Look better at it"—during the altercation the prisoner left the shop, and on inspecting the shilling more narrowly I discovered it was bad—I went out to look after the prisoner—I walked half a mile after him—I took a policeman with me—I met the prisoner in returning home and gave him into custody—I gave the shilling to the constable—it did not go out of my hand till I put it in the constable's—this is it; it has my mark on it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-78" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WATTS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Serjeant, K</hi> 26). Mr. Elliott spoke to me and gave me this counterfeit shilling, and soon afterwards he pointed out the prisoner—I took him in custody on a charge of passing a bad shilling at the tobacconist's shop—the prisoner said he had not pass a shilling—no bad money was found on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are both bad and from the same mould.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-821-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†—
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-82" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH BUTT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Jacob Butt, who keeps the Blue Boar public-house in Long-acre—on Friday evening, 9th September, the two prisoners came in together—Williams asked for a pint of beer—the price was 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling to pay for it—I gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I then tried the shilling in the detector and found it was bad—I said to Williams, "This is a bad shilling; give me back the change"—he said it was not bad—I said, "I believe you know what bad money is"—he gave me the change back—I had bent the shilling, and when he told me it was good, I bent it again and threw it across to the tap-room fireplace—I after
<lb/>wards found it there and gave it to the constable—Hersey said, "Give me back the beer," and he gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prisoners wanted to kick up a disturbance, and Williams challenged to fight—I tapped one of them on the shoulder and said, "I will have no disturbance in my house"—my husband was upstairs—we had a committee there that night—I sent for my husband and he came down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams. Q.</hi> Where did you put the shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never let it go out of my hand—I did not drop it in the till—I tried it, and said, "Give me my change back, this is bad"—you asked me to give you the shilling back, but I would not; I bent it more, and threw it across to the fireplace—I did not say I broke it in two—I said I could find it if I looked for it, but I did not look for it then—I afterwards found it where I had thrown it, and I marked it afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-83" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB BUTT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Blue Boar, in Long Acre—on Friday night,</p>
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<p>9th September, I was called down stairs to the bar—I found the prisoners in the tap-room—the moment I came down Hersey came out of the tap-room, and called for a pint of beer—I drew it; it came to twopence—he tendered me a bad florin—I asked him how many more of them he had got?—I am not aware that he made any reply, but he would have made his way out had it not been for the customers that were there—Williams was sitting in the tap-room—I sent for a policeman and gave them both into custody, with the florin and the shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hersey. Q.</hi> Did you show the florin to any one?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—you said afterwards that you did not know it was bad, and that you took it of a
<hi rend="italic">Bus</hi> conductor—I did not call you a smasher.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams.</hi> You called me a smasher, and I turned wind and told you I was as respectable as you, and I had two houses in business of my own; and you said you knew better than that, and gave me in charge,
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No; there was no such conversation.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-84" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHITTINGTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-serjeant</hi> 37). On the evening of 9th Septem
<lb/>ber, I was called to the Blue Boar, and found the prisoners—Mr. Butt charged Hersey with having tendered him a bad florin—I asked Hersey where he got it?—he said he took it from a
<hi rend="italic">Bus</hi> conductor as he rode from the Elephant and Castle to Charing Cross—Mrs. Butt told me that Williams had tendered her a bad shilling—Williams did not make any reply—I was going to search Williams; he had his hand in his right-hand pocket; I caught his hand, pulled it out, and found in it a counterfeit florin—I found nothing on Hersey—this is the shilling I received from Mrs. Butt, and the florin I received from Mr. Butt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hersey.</hi> I told you where I lived, and you found it correct.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hersey's Defence.</hi> I did not know that the florin was bad; I left home and went to see a friend; I had half-a-crown in my pocket; I came home by a
<hi rend="italic">Bus,</hi> and gave the conductor the half-crown; he gave me the florin; I was going along and the prisoner asked me to direct him to Drury-lane; I did so; he thanked me, and asked if I would partake of some porter. I said I was going to have some. He called for a pint; I drank, and then the lady took the porter back, and said the shilling was bad. I said I would pay, which I did with twopence. I then went with the pot, and I said to the publican, "Fill this." I gave him the two-shilling piece; he said it was bad; I said, "You don't mean that; I took it from the conductor of the
<hi rend="italic">Bus"</hi> He sent for a policeman, I was searched, but no other money was found on me but three halfpence. If I had known this man was a passer of bad money, should I have attempted to offer bad money in a few minutes after bad money had been refused? I should have gone tried some
<lb/>where else.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. BUTT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who was it drank the beer for which the shilling was given?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't say; I was busy—the beer was nearly half drunk—I can't say who had the pot when the 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was given to me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR; MR. JUSTICE BYLES</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COPELAND</hi>, M.P.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALLEN</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR, ESQ</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Byles and the Fourth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-823-offence-1 t18590919-name-87"/>Post-master-General</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second count,</hi> for stealing out of a letter a bill of exchange for 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">two other counts</hi> for stealing another post-letter, containing an envelope and stamp.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLERK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-88" type="given" value="JOHN FIGGINS"/>JOHN FIGGINS WATERMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a letter carrier in the Bow-road district—on 19th August, I went to the house of the prisoner's mother at Stratford—I saw the prisoner there and his mother—she gave me this bill of exchange for 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., this letter, and this envelope, addressed to Mr. Thomas Palethorpe, 51, Jermyn-street, London—the prisoner was present at the time she gave these to me, and she said in his presence that she took them out of his pocket—he told me something before that—I had told him it would be better to tell the truth; that he would be sure to be found out if he did not—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE BYLES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that after this inducement any statement of the prisoners was not admissable</hi>)—I took charge of the letter, the bill, and the envelope, and on the following morning I took the prisoner to the Bow-road Post-office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-89" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WILLIS</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer in the Bow-road—there is a receiving house for the post-office at my shop—the prisoner was in my employment as an errand-boy for about four months—he has repeatedly removed the letters from the receiving-box—he is between ten and eleven years of age—I have kept the receiving-house for about two years, or rather more.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you furnished with any rules by the Post-office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not think at the time that I was infringing the rules when I allowed him to take the letters out—I never allowed him to deface or stamp them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLERK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Used he to live at home with his mother?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he came to me in the day, and went home at night—on 18th August, he went home from my shop as usual—he did not come again next day—I had not discharged him; I expected him to come the following morning with his mother—I had given him a letter on the 18th to take to his mother—I wrote to her again on the 19th, and she came by herself—when letters are posted at my receiving-house, they are stamped with the stamp of my office—we do not obliterate the medallion; that is done afterwards at the General Office; we stamp the back of the letter—I had no other errand-boy—I have an assistant who also takes-the letters from the box; he is 27 or 28 years old.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-90" type="given" value="ELIZA SARAH"/>ELIZA SARAH GOODFELLOW</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's mother—my husband is at sea—the papers I gave to Mr. Waterman I got out of my boy's pocket while he was washing, that same evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is his age.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Eleven in November.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-91" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-91" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARTINGDON</persName> </hi>. I am a constable employed at the General Post-office—on 20th August, the prisoner was given in my charge by the charge taker from the Bow-road Post-office—I went with him to the solicitor's office—he there made a statement—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that no statement made by the prisoner was admissable after the inducement held out to him by the previous witness, there being nothing to show that that inducement had been in any way withdrawn or qualified. See Regina v. Shepherd; 7, Car and Payne.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLERK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was not aware of any case that went the length of deciding that an inducement made by one person, would exclude a statement afterwards made to another in the absence of the party first making it, but in the present case he would rather withdraw the evidence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-92" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HEALEY</persName> </hi>. I reside at Hillingdon-road, Bow-road—on 13th August, I wrote this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I placed it in this envelope with other papers; it made rather a thick letter, and took a 4d stamp—I addressed it to Mr. Thomas Palethorpe, Jermyn-street—it was fastened with adhesive gum—I gave it to my niece Mary Sampson, to post.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-93" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY SAMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am niece to Mrs. Healey—on 13th August, I received this letter from her to post—I put a stamp on it, and dropped it into the Post-office letter box at Mr. Willis's, in Bow-road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you put the letter in from the outside or in at the door?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Outside; it is a hole in the shutter—I posted it about 2 o'clock in the afternoon.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-94" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BURTON</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 10, Montague-terrace, Bow-road—en 11th August, I sent a letter directed to Mr. Jeffery—I put this bill of exchange in an envelope, and then put that envelope into another, and directed it to Mr. Jeffery, 28, Lucas-street, Commercial-road, East—I fastened the envelope safely, and gave it to my servant, Anne Hagreen, to post in the Bow-road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-95" type="given" value="ANNE"/>ANNE HAGREEN</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mrs. Burton—on 11th August I posted a letter which she gave me, addressed to Mr. Jeffery, 28, Lucas-street, Commercial-road—I put it into the letter-box at Mr. Willis's, between 3 and 4 in the day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-96" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JEFPERY</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Lucas-street, Commercial-road, East—I did not receive a letter from Mrs. Burton containing this bill of exchange.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his youth.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-824-offence-1 t18590919-name-98"/>Sarah Thompson</persName>, with intent to murder her;
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> with intent to do her some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-99" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-99" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I was living at 4, John-street, Wellington-street—I am now living at 15, Vauxhall-street, Hoxton—I had been living with the prisoner as man and wife for eighteen months before this happened—I left him on the Tuesday afternoon, as this happened on the Wednesday—on Wednesday-night, 10th May, I was with a young woman named Ellen Sampson; we had been to the Britannia theatre, in Hoxton—as we were coming from the theatre we met the prisoner opposite the Downham-road—it was about half-past 11, or it might have been near 12—he asked me where I had been to—I said I would not tell him—he asked me again, and I said I had been to the theatre—he asked what business I had to go to the theatre; what did I want out at that time of night; and he asked me where his goods were—I told him I had sold them—with that I still aggravated him as we went along—he asked me if I would come home with him again—I said no, I did not wish any more to do with him—he asked me where the money was; I told him I had spent the money, I had bought some calico, and some boots—he kept continually asking me if I would come home with him—I said no, and I still kept aggravating him, and telling him to get away, I did not want any more to do with him—with that he said, if I still would aggravate him, he would kill me; he would stab me—he asked me whether I had made up my mind; I said, yes, I would not come home with him any</p>
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<p>more, and with that he struck me on the head, and after that I do not remember any more until I found myself in the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You told him you had sold his things, and spent the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and bought some calico and boots—I had done so—they were his goods; I had sold chairs, table, and bedstead—he had paid for them; I had sold them, and spent the money, and I told him so in an aggravating tone—I certainly aggravated him, and caused him to do what he did do—the things fetched 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the whole household furniture.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-100" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-100" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN SAMPSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Ingle-street, John-street,. Wellington-street—I was with Thompson on the night of 10th August, coming from the Britannia theatre—I saw the prisoner speak to her—I could not hear what he said at first—I heard him say, "Sally, where are my things;" she said, "Ask the landlady, she will tell you"—he said, "No, you know where they are"—she said, "Will you hit me"—he said he did not know—she said, "Will you take an oath you won't hit me"—he said, "I don't know," and she said, "Keep your hand in your pocket"—then the boy that was with him told me to go and tell a policeman, which I did, and the policeman followed them a little way, but not far—I left them, and met them again when they got to the Lamb, in Kingsland-road—I heard him continually asking her where his things were, and if she did not tell him he would hang for her—she said, "Will you keep your distance? if you wait till I get home I will tell you where they are"—when we got to Shacklewell-lane, he wanted her to go down there with him—she would not, and we walked on till we came near Wellington-street—he then said he would settle it, and I saw him give her one blow in the mouth; I saw him strike her four times with his left hand—I did not see anything in his hand—I screamed—I assisted in taking her to a surgeon's—I saw that she was bleeding—when the policeman came up I tore open her frock, and saw that she was stabbed once in the head, once in the shoulder, once in the breast, and once in the chest.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-101" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am a ginger-beer maker, and live at 3, Waterloo-place, Haggerstone—I was with the prisoner on this night from 8 o'clock—I was playing bagatelle with him—he asked me to buy a pen-knife with a buck horn handle—he showed it to me, and he had another knife, a little one with a white bone handle—I saw this transaction take place; I have heard the two last witnesses account of it—it is correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-102" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL CRISP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 3). I was near Wellington-street on this night, about twenty minutes to 1—I went up on hearing a screaming, and saw the three last witnesses there—the prosecutrix fell into my arms—I helped her to a surgeon's, and subsequently to the German hospital.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-103" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FROMMANN</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon at the German hospital, Dalston—on the night of 10th August, the prosecutrix was brought there—she was suffering from four wounds, one on the right temple, one on the right shoulder, one on the right chest, and one on the left chest—the one on the right chest was a severe wound—they were such wounds as might have been inflicted with an ordinary pen-knife—she was an in patient for eight days, and an out patient for about a fortnight.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-104" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL CRISP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I was present when Sergeant Bovis appre
<lb/>hended the prisoner on the afternoon of the 11th, on a wharf near London bridge—he requested a cab in consequence of the large mob of people, and I heard him tell Bovis something about that he would do for her if he had his liberty again; I did not exactly catch the words, but they were words like that—I saw nothing of him at the time I assisted the prosecutrix; he had made his escape then—Bovis is not here; he has just lost his wife and a child, and has another child likely to die; I have the doctor's certificate.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear the prisoner say at that time that the prosecu
<lb/>trix had ever stabbed him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was read as follows:</hi>—"She had stabbed me on the Monday-night before. I am guilty of stabbing her on the Wednesday-night. I had no intention of wounding her at all; I was very drunk at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">on Second Count.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUSTICE HILL</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALLEN</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hill, and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-826-offence-1 t18590919-name-109"/>John Black</persName> and stealing therein 19 spoons and other articles, value 12
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-827-offence-1 t18590919-name-111"/>James Walmsley</persName>, and stealing therein 108 reels of silk, 129 balls of silk, and 39 bundles of silk, value 450
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the property of
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-827-offence-1 t18590919-name-112"/>Joseph Surr</persName> and another.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18590919-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-113" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SURR</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with my son as silk manufac
<lb/>turers in King-street, Cheapside—our warehouse is the first floor—the house is occupied by Mr. James Walmsley—Mrs. Burton sleeps on the premises—the entrance is from the front door in King-street; that is common to me. and Mr. Walmsley; but his warehouse is partitioned off from the passage—I left on 19th August about 6 o'clock in the evening—as far as I know I was the last person there—I locked the door of my warehouse on the first floor—we have three locks on it—I locked them all—I left a quantity of property in that room—my son opened the warehouse the next day—I went a little before 10 o'clock on the Saturday morning, and found the place had been quite ransacked, and almost every thing taken away—the cash boxes had been broken open and money taken; and I missed silk to the value of about 480
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there was a clock there which was going when I left the night before; it had stopped at half past 1—in my judgment it would take a great deal more than an hour to ransack what I found ransacked in that place—I have seen some of the silk at the Mansion house, and some is here—this is my silk and some that was taken that night—we missed twist silk and balls and reels, and bundles, which is called purse silk—I applied to Mr. Loveridge to take some steps in the matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there any mark on this silk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; this is the mark that we use, and nobody else—we get these tickets made in London—other silk manufacturers have not the same tickets—we pride ourselves in getting our own tickets—the person who makes our tickets may not make the same for other persons—he may make other tickets—this word "super" means a good quality—there is no mark on the silk itself—we have our own way of doing up this reel silk—we make it at</p>
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<p>Leek in Staffordshire—no silk like this comes from abroad—they can't make it in France or any other foreign country—no silk in this condition is imported here, I am sure of it—we never do get silk like this abroad—I do not know whether we could get it—if I were to go to Lyons and take 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in my pocket and ask a man to make it, and give 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a pound more than we can make it for, I might get it—there are a great many silk manu
<lb/>facturers in this country—they may make silk very nearly like ours—we have a mark on these reels; this paper on the end—no man in England has that label but ourselves—we sometimes put a little coloured silk at the bottom next to the reel—these balls have no mark on them, but no one keeps this sort but ourselves—they have a mark at the bottom, a piece of scarlet or crimson silk—I believe the mark on this ball is crimson or scarlet—we changed the colour as we found other houses were doing the same thing—you must be aware that this silk is not all in one length, after so many lengths there is a join, and some persons make a good article, and put it on the top and an inferior one under, but we make it all alike—we just make for our own purpose—we have the same mark on the reels—I can't swear that other manufacturers do not do the same, but I never heard of their doing it—they might put a piece of paper or a bit of silk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is putting that silk an idea of your own?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-114" type="given" value="JOSEPH SURR,"/>JOSEPH SURR, JUNR</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with my father—I left the premises before he did on 19th August—I went the next morning a little before 9 o'clock—I had a difficulty in opening our own door, and sent for a locksmith to open the locks; when the door was opened every thing was in great confusion—some burglars had been there and taken as much property as they could lay their hands on—the locks that I could not open led to the front room on the first floor—we have a front room and a back room, and a passage between them—all the drawers in the front room were open—a panel had been cut out of the door, and they had let the panel lean against the place so as not to excite alarm—what I saw could not have been done in less than three hours—the clock was stopped at half-past 1 o'clock; it must have been stopped; it is a capital clock—the silk we missed was worth 475
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash, and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of postage stamps—I have seen a list of the property which has been recovered—it is about one-fifth part of what we lost—we missed 150 lbs. of silk twist of various colours; some portion was on reels, but the bulk was in balls, and 176 bundles of purse silk like this; they weigh 11b each—we lost 32lbs. like this, on reels, and about 201bs. Of what is called machine silk—I do not see any of that here—this that is here is our property, and a part of what we lost—I can swear to the whole of this—the iron safe was broken open and three cash boxes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is what has been shown to you about one-fifth of what you lost?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between one-fourth and one-fifth—no silk in balls is imported into this country to my knowledge—these are made exclusively at Leek, in Staffordshire—they do not come from abroad at all; they have no silk like this abroad, in any one country—we export a considerable quantity—we buy bales of raw silk—I believe none like this is made in France—I never saw nor heard of any—I believe none of this purse silk is imported into this country, we are large buyers; I should have heard of it—we have a mark at the bottom of these balls of silk, on most of them, perhaps all of them—you will find a bit of silk like this (producing a small piece) at the bottom of those balls; we do it to identify our own silk—I don't know whether other manufactures do the same.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-115" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BURTON</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper to Mr. Walmsley—on 19th August</p>
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<p>I fastened up the premises as safely as I have for years—about a quarter-past 9 o'clock I locked the street door, and chained and bolted it—I live in the upper part of the house; I came down and fastened the street door, and chained and bolted it, and went up again—all was safe at a quarter-past 9—the next morning at a quarter-past 7 o'clock when the milk-man came I found the glass door wide open, which I had fastened the night before—and the street door had been opened, unchained and unlocked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who lives in the house with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> My daughter; she is not married—I went out at 5 o'clock that evening, and came home at 6—the outer door was not shut then; it was not shut till 7—the inside door was shut; the warehouse door was not shut—my daughter lives with me in the top; she is always in the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-116" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CANNADINE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Walmsley—I left his premises on 19th August, at 7 o'clock in the evening—I locked up the premises on the ground-floor; I saw all safe and secure—I went in the morning at a quarter before nine; the place was then in confusion—two coats had been removed, and my desk was broken open—the place had been entered from below, from a place in the lower warehouse, which leads to another house—the boarding had been removed and replaced—it had been fastened the night before, by boards being put up, in consequence of the ground adjoining being vacant—it was a temporary shutter or board, and that had been removed, and replaced again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-117" type="given" value="JOSEPH COMBER"/>JOSEPH COMBER KNIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>). On the morning of the 20th August I went to the premises—the house No. 13, which is next door, is vacant, and at the back part there is an area leading to Mr. Walmsley's—two iron bars had been taken from that area, and some persons had gone down into the basement, and an entry had been made" that way—I went up stairs, and found the box of a patent lock had been taken off from the inside of a door which leads into the general passage, and by that means they could let them
<lb/>selves up stairs; and a panel had been taken out of a partition of Mr. Walmsley's warehouse—this crow-bar was brought to me by a cabman—I compared it with the marks on the iron safe and the cash boxes, and it exactly fitted the marks as far as we could judge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-118" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-118" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a brass finisher, and live in Hart-place, Bridge-water-square—on Saturday morning, 20th August, I was passing Mr. Surr and Mr. Walmsley's house, about twenty minutes past 6 o'clock—there was a cart there and a man in it—the door was open, and a man was hand
<lb/>ing out bags to a man on the pavement, who handed them to the man in the cart—I saw four large bags brought out, about three feet long; they appeared heavy—the prisoner is the man who handed them out at the door to the man on the pavement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You had never seen any of these men before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; they were all strangers to me—I was on the opposite side when I entered King-street; but when I saw this I crossed the road—I was near to the pony and cart—the cart was between me and the house—I stopped for a moment to see what was going on—it was all done in a minute and a-half—I then walked on and went to my employ—a person afterwards came to me, and asked if I could identify the man—I was taken to the police-court—the prisoner was shown to me—they took me in a room where the prisoner was with several others—I was asked if there was any one there that I saw in king-street—I said, "Yes; that is the man"—there were about six more men in the room; they were all standing—I could not say whether there were any policemen; there were none in uniform.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you select the prisoner out of the others?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I have not the least doubt that he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-119" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES COLLINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman,</hi> 477). On 19th August, I was on duty in King-street—I saw the prisoner standing against the hoarding of some houses that have been pulled down, looking at the houses—I saw him on two or three occasions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What were they doing there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Pulling down Nos. 13 and 14—I should think there were a dozen men employed—the prisoner was merely standing looking on—there is a hoarding, and he was standing at the door looking inside—there were other persons looking on—I have only known White since this robbery—I heard him say something to the housekeeper, and I said to him, "You had better come to my inspector;" and when I heard him give a description of the three men, I told my inspector that I had seen one answering that description—the prisoner had not been taken then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-120" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LOVERIDOE</persName> </hi>. I am a silk factor—in consequence of what was said to me by Mr. Surr I went on 1st September with a certain man to the Eastern Counties Railway-station in a cab—when at the station that man got out; I did not get out—I was then introduced to another man and that man got into the cab, and immediately on his getting in, the prisoner and another man got in the cab—I did not hear anything said; but the cab was driven to a public-house called the Knave of Clubs, in Club-row, Bethnal-green—when we got there I got out, and the men got out, and the man to whom I had been introduced walked away, and the prisoner asked me to accompany him and his companion across the street to see the silk—the prisoner and the other man and I went to 14, Old Nicholl-street—we went to a house in a court—when we got in, the prisoner called to a female, who I supposed to be his wife, to bring down the silk—I am not positive whether he ascended the stairs or not—I think his wife brought it down—when it was brought down it was all opened out on the floor, and the prisoner explained that the small reels were one ounce weight, and the larger ones two ounces—I said, "Well, now, I cannot buy this kind; put out all you have of this purse silk," and he did so—I said, "What quantity have you of it"—he said, "There is thirty-nine pounds; but I want to sell the lot as I wish to get rid of it"—I said, "It is a small lot this; I could buy a great deal more of you if you had it"—he said, "There is more of it, and I will take you in five minutes to where the remainder is"—he agreed to sell this separately and I said, "How much do you want for this?"—he asked 1 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a pound; that is rather less than half the price of it—I said, "I will not stand to haggle with you; I will give 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a pound for the lot"—he said, "You shall have it"—I said, "Very well: make haste and put it in the bag, and put it into the cab"—the understanding being that we were going to see the remainder of the silk—the man who is not in custody then took the bag and carried it towards the cab and the prisoner followed him, and as we were turning the corner of the street the cab drove up with the officers in it—the other man then dropped the bag at my feet and ran away, and the prisoner was taken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How came you to be brought in communication with it at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Having known Mr. Surr at least twenty years, I was asked by him to assist him in the recovery of this property—I went in a cab with a man whom the officers introduced me to, and that man left me at the station—he did not go to the house where the silk was—nobody went with me but the prisoner and the man who ran away—the man</p>
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<p>the officers introduced to me, introduced me to a second man—the first man left me at the station and the second man left me at the public-house—silk is sometimes sold very much below its value—I don't know of any silk like this coming from abroad—there is French silk, but that is very inferior to this—the duty paid on silk is ten percent—if you have a case of silk which you declare is worth 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. you pay 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-121" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a cab-driver and live at Walworth—I was employed by the officers to take them to Nicholl-street—I saw a man drop a bundle and run away—the prisoner was taken in custody—I followed Mr. Loveridge to the door of the house in Nicholl-street and found some silk tied up in a sheet—I took it to the cab and went back, and in a closet in the house I found this iron
<hi rend="italic">jemmy.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-122" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LOVERIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The house where I told the cabman to go was the house where the prisoner had been.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-123" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD FUNNELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>). On the afternoon of 1st September I went with Knight and saw a cab go down Nicholl-street—I waited and saw the prisoner and another man come out of the court in Nicholl-street, where this house is—I got out of the cab—the other man ran away, and I seized the prisoner—I put him in the cab and drove off to the station—as we were going along the prisoner took this life preserver from under his clothes—he said, "I give you this; I did not mean to give it you, I meant it for the man that has put me away; he is a great rogue, but sooner than I would sell my mate I would cut my throat or suffer death"—this bag did not contain the whole of this property, some was in a sheet and some in a shawl—I found in the prisoner's waistcoat-pocket this small memorandum: "132 ball, 82 two 2 ounce reels, 47 1/2" do.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you take a note of this conversation?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it was not likely I could—I was armed with this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> in my hand, which the cabman gave me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was also charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-124" type="given" value="ALFRED ALEXANDER"/>ALFRED ALEXANDER HALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 127). I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Clerkenwell Sessions, November,</hi> 1851;
<hi rend="italic">William Angus, convicted of stealing five gowns and other articles, having been before convicted.—Trans
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-129" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEFFERTY</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Mr. Boyle, a jeweller, of 28, Cheapside—it is my duty to sleep on his premises, and take care of them—on 28th October I was in the parlour of a public-house in Farringdon-street, about 8 o'clock in the evening, with a female friend, who is servant at the next door to my master's—the three prisoners came in about a quarter past 10 o'clock—while they were there one of them handed me a glass of ale—I left the public-house about a quarter or twenty minutes before 11—the servant left with me—the three prisoners followed me as far as the Old Bailey—I did not say plainly "Good night," but they were for leaving, and one of them; said, "We must have something to drink," and I, having tasted their ale, went into a public-house, and got a pot of ale and gave them some—we then all proceeded together to Cheapside—I bid them good night, and pro
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PALMER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is this the guard-chain that was round your neck?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I have the loop of the watch here—this was all done at one time—he snatched my watch, and ran away—I went to the public-house at eight o'clock at night; I had not been at any other public-house that evening—I had not been at Mr. Woodings'—the prisoners came in one after the other—I could not say whether Pullen and Judd were there before Horner came—I left about a quarter before 11 o'clock—the prisoners came out with me—I did not request them to follow me—I did not make a request or give a sign to Pullen to follow me—when I got to the Old Bailey, one said, "We must have a little something to drink," and I treated them—I suppose we were in that public-house ten minutes—I paid for that—I can't tell how much money I had—I know I had my hand
<lb/>kerchief when I was in the first public-house—I am quite positive I was not drunk—I ran after Pullen, and followed him till I saw him taken by a policeman and a gentleman in Huggin-lane—I was better than twenty yards from him—Horner had hold of me when Pullen snatched the watch, and Judd had hold of the jug—I am sure Pullen took the watch—Horner was nearest to me, she had her arms round me, and Judd was trying to take the beer from me—I was not hurt at all—I was frightened when I saw my watch gone—no harm was done to me—I have not got my watch yet, it was given to the policeman—when I got up to Pullen, when he had been stopped I heard him say that he had thrown the watch down an area—I did not see him give it up to the policeman; I was at a little distance from him—if I had known he was going to take my watch, I could not have pre
<lb/>vented him—when I went down to the house to get the beer we all went together—the house was shut up, and Pullen went up to one of the doors, which is at the side next to Goldsmiths' Hall, and knocked at that door, and the owner opened the other door—the prisoners had not asked me to give them more beer, but they passed the remark amongst themselves of having some more beer—they went with me to the public-house—they did not return with me—it was near the door of the public-house that they did it—when I went for the beer I had the money to pay for it—I did not lose that—I had given that at the bar—I did not stop more than five minutes at my master's—I did not ask the prisoners to wait for me—I had not spoken to Horner in the public-house; I spoke to the other prisoners, but not to her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was not Homer the first that came into the public-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say—I was sitting at a table enjoying my pipe and my pot—Horner did not sit at the same table—there was nobody in the room but myself and my female friend—Horner sat on the other side—it was Pullen who asked me to partake of their beer—Horner was partaking of the beer that Pullen offered me—I did not enter into conversation with Horner before I left the public house; not a word passed between us to the best of my belief—I cannot exactly say that I never said a word to her before she clasped me in this manner—she might have spoken to me on the way, but not in the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean, that when you got rid of your female friend, you and Horner did not enter into conversation and walk up and down the lane?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I mean to swear that she never said a word to me, nor I to her—I mean that up to the moment she put her arms round me she never said one word to me—that I adhere to—I am still in Mr. Boyle's employ—I do not very often go out in the evening—I have not been very long in London—Judd appeared to be more anxious about the beer than anything else—Horner was very affectionate, and Pullen seamed to have most care about the watch.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman,</hi> 483). I saw Pullen in Huggin-lane on 28th August, in Price's custody—it was somewhere about eleven o'clock at night—I searched three pockets on his right side, and he said that the watch had dropped down an area, and then he dropt it into my hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PALMER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it usual to search prisoners in the street or at the station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the station—I searched Pullen to see if he had anything—he did not give the watch up immediately I came up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman,</hi> 153). On the night of 28th August, I was in Gutter-lane—I saw Judd and Homer run up the lane about a quarter, past eleven o'clock—I stopped them as I had some suspicion—Horner asked me whether I saw a man running that way?—I said, "No; but you must go back with me"—I took them both into custody—I joined the other officer, and went with him to the station—I heard Horner say to Judd, "Drop it"—I looked behind them and found this handkerchief close by Judd's feet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PALMER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Gresham-street, about half-a-minute's walk from Gutter-lane—I heard a noise and came up, and saw these two persons running towards me: towards Gresham-street—the noise I heard was more of a cry, as if a person was being choked, or being strangled—you would think any person making that noise was being violently handled—I said that Judd and Horner must go back with me, because I had suspicion of them—they did not attempt to escape, they went quietly—when I got them back, the other officer was there taking Pullen to the station—I asked what had occurred, and he said they were the other two who had committed the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Judd give you a name and address which you found was correct?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and Horner did the same.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-132" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEFFERTY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is my watch, and this handkerchief is mine; I had it in my coat pocket when I was in the first public house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman,</hi> 717). On Sunday night, 28th August, I was in Cheapside about eleven o'clock—my attention was attracted to four different parties who were waiting about—they were the three prisoners and another, and they were accompanied by the servant at the jeweller's shop—they went into Gutter-lane—I watched them some time, and while I was</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PULLEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HORNER</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> 1859.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GARBRIEL</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALLEN</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder, and the Seventh Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-831-offence-1 t18590919-name-139"/>Sarah Lowe</persName>, his wife,
<persName id="t18590919-name-140" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-140" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-140" type="surname" value="CARLINE"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-140" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-831-offence-1 t18590919-name-140"/>Mary Ann</persName>, being alive; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18590919-831-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18590919-831-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-831-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18590919-831-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-831-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-831-18590919 t18590919-831-punishment-31"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN LEIGHTON</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590919-832-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-832-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, Embezzling the sums of 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs> also
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<interp inst="t18590919-832-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>the sums of 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs> also
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<interp inst="t18590919-832-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-832-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>the sums of 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the property of
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-142" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-832-offence-3 t18590919-name-142"/>Robert Baker</persName> his master; to all of which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590919-832-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-832-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18590919-832-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-832-18590919 t18590919-832-punishment-32"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY FINDON</hi> (32)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-833-offence-1 t18590919-name-144"/>Harriette Goddard</persName>, his wife being alive, to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18590919-833-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18590919-833-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-833-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—(
<hi rend="italic">See next case</hi>).</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY FINDON</hi> </persName> was again indicted
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<interp inst="t18590919-834-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> for unlawfully obtaining 1 saddle, value 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-834-offence-1 t18590919-name-146"/>Peter Worsley</persName> by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SALTEB</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-147" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER WORSLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a saddler of 57, South Audley-street—in the beginning of May the prisoner called several times, and my foreman saw him—I saw him on one occasion, and he asked for a side saddle for Lord Manners—I knew him as being in Lord Manners' service, and my man delivered a saddle to him worth 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for which I have never been paid—I should not have delivered it to him if I had not believed that he was authorized by Lord Manners.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-148" type="surname" value="HOBBS"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-148" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN HOBBS</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Worsley's foreman—the prisoner called there to ask if I had got a second-hand saddle, as his Lordship wanted one—I knew him to be Lord Manners' servant—I said, "No," but I would endeavour to get one if I possibly could—I eventually got one, and he took it away, and said he would see if it was approved of—he did not mention Lord Manners' name at that time—he brought it back next day or the day after, and said that it was not approved of—I told him he had better consult his Lordship and persuade him to have a new one, that he might know the wear and tear of it—he said that he would communicate what I told him to</p>
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<p>his Lordship, but did not mention Lord Manners' name—he called the next day or the day after and said that the price was approved of—I said, "I will put the saddle together and bring it up to his Lordship's stable"—he said "No, I am going home and I will take the saddle"—he did so—it was a lady's new saddle—I saw him afterwards and asked him how it was approved of—he said, "Very well."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You are a false man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-149" type="surname" value="MANNERS"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>LORD JOHN THOMAS MANNERS</persName> </hi>. The prisoner was in my service; he left in May—I never sent him to Mr. Worsley's for any saddle—I did not know of his having obtained one till the bill was sent in—I had a good character with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-150" type="surname" value="SILLINGFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-150" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SILLINGFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman,</hi> 141 C). I took the prisoner on 12th August—I read the warrant to him—he said that he had the saddle and sold it for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to pay a bet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that he was deputed by a fellow-servant, named Stockley, to purchase some second-hand saddles for him, knowing him to be a good judge; that he applied to the prosecutor for one, who sent one to the stable in four or five days by the foreman, who left it in his absence; that as it was not fit for much wear he took it back, and about a fortnight afterwards the prosecutor called him into the shop and said, "Why not get the party to have a new one, and I will give you</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">commission?" that he bought it, and not being able to sell it to Stockley at a commission, he sold it for</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and wrote to his brother for money to make up the sum to pay for it, but that he never gave orders to charge Lord Manners with it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his character.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18590919-834-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-834-18590919 t18590919-834-punishment-33"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MUNGO WILLIAM PANMIER</hi> (63)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590919-835-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-835-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-152" type="given" value="REVEREND CHARLES"/>THE REVEREND CHARLES BULL</persName> </hi>. I am curate of the parish of St. Ann, Westminster—the prisoner was employed as a teacher in the evening school there—a fund is subscribed for the benefit of the schools, and the Reverend Nugent Wade, the rector, is the treasurer—he signs the cheques as they are required; but when he goes out of town he leaves them signed in my hands, and I give them up as required—previous to 4th June the rector had signed five cheques in blank in this cheque-book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I was to fill them up as occasion required—I kept the cheque-book locked up in a cupboard in the vestry, and if I filled up any cheques I used the book in the vestry, on the table—the prisoner had sometimes access to the vestry, and I remember on one occasion he was there when I used the cheque-book—in consequence of something I saw in the bankers' pass-book I examined the cheque-book, and found that a cheque had been taken out, and the counterfoil as well—this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of those signed by the rector—it has been filled up in the prisoners writing for "Sundries, 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—the sundries for the month of May had been paid on 4th June, but not to that exact amount—the prisoner was taken in custody in July or August—I went to the police-station and saw him, and in order that the charge might be taken, a question arose as to the amount of the cheque, which was not present, as I had to send to the detective for it, and the prisoner said, "I had the money; the amount was 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—he said he had spent the money in going to Scotland and Ireland about some property which was somewhere about 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I think—he had absented</p>
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<p>himself from the school on 8th June—I did not know that he was going to leave, or where he was—he was asked at the station where he lived and declined giving his address—I have seen him write, and am certain this is his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Had not several other persons access to the vestry?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; other persons might have taken it, but I have no doubt about it being your writing—I had no reason to suspect your honesty; you had been employed twelve months there and bore a good character—you had been known by Mr. Wade in your younger days—a great deal of money passed through your hands; everything is right but this.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-153" type="surname" value="GRANT"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-153" type="given" value="COLIN"/>COLIN GRANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector C</hi>). On 30th August, I was at the station when the prisoner was brought there—I told him he would be taken before the Magistrate for forging a cheque for 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the property of the Trustees of St. Ann's schools—he said, "It is true I had the money, and I wanted it to go to Ireland to endeavour to recover some property."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-154" type="surname" value="PORTER"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-154" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PORTER</persName> </hi>. I am master of St. Ann's Parochial-school—I have frequently seen the prisoner write—the body of this cheque is in his writing—I have not the slightest doubt of it—I saw him write every evening at the school.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How can you be positive, when you have hundreds of persons writing under you every week?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I know your writing, I have a copy-book with your writing in it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-155" type="surname" value="TOZER"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-155" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TOZER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and Westminster bank, St. James's-square—I cashed this cheque on 4th June—I do not know who presented it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-156" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WINCHESTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 159). I took the prisoner on 30th August, and told him the charge, he said nothing till he got before the inspector at the station—I found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did show the least disposition to escape?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Reverend N. Wade not being present,</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that the case was not properly proved.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590919-835-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18590919-836-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-836-offence-1 t18590919-name-159"/>William Wright</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-160" type="given" value="CONSTANTINE"/>CONSTANTINE CROKER</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter at the Princes' Hotel, Princes'-square, Bayswater—the prisoner was a servant there—on 31st August, I left a coat in my bed-room containing a pocket-book with a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in it—the prisoner had access to that room—this is the note (
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-161" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY RAGAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 20, Union-court, Holborn-hill—I have been intimate with the prisoner for the last twelve months—on 31st August, I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it is in the prisoner's writing—it contained this 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note which I marked, and a pawn-ticket—(
<hi rend="italic">The letter was signed "Ann Johnson," and requested the witness to take some things out of pawn with the </hi>5
<hi rend="italic">l. note enclosed, which was her six months' wages; to get some calico and make her some shifts as soon as possible as she was going abroad with a family, and directed the witness to take </hi>10
<hi rend="italic">s. for herself</hi>)—I bought the calico as she requested—I got the note changed by a publican, a friend of mine, and got the things out of pawn—I gave them to the prisoner—I saw her the same night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You never gave me anything.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> They are all in a box; Serjeant Potter has seen them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-162" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS POTTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant,</hi> 348). The prisoner was brought to me—I told her the charge—she said, "So help me God I never saw the note"</p>
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<p>—she afterwards said that she had found it—that was when I told her that I had traced it—she gave me a paper but it was left at the Police Court—I looked at the box at Mrs. Ragan's, and saw four dresses and other articles, and two sovereigns.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Mrs. Ragan has been my ruin. I found the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note on the landing as I was going upstairs, and not thinking of the con
<lb/>sequences, I put it in my pocket and sent it to Mrs. Ragan to get some clothes; I did not steal it, and am very sorry for keeping it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">She received a good character from Mrs. Ragan.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-836-18590919 t18590919-836-punishment-34"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES GRAY</hi> (39)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590919-837-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 14 printed books, value 1
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; and 3 printed books value 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; of George
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-164" type="surname" value="EYRE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-837-offence-1 t18590919-name-164"/>Edmund Eyre</persName>, and another.</rs> </p>
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<persName id="t18590919-name-165" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-165" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ELMORE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Lawley, a pawnbroker of Fairing-don-street—I produce two Bibles pawned there on 13th September by the prisoner in the name of Wilson—this is the ticket that I gave (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<persName id="t18590919-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-166" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-166" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Payne, a pawnbroker of Shoe-lane—I produce three Bibles pawned on 15th September, by the prisoner in the name of John Gray—this is the duplicate I gave (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-167" type="surname" value="LACEY"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-167" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LACEY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Thompson of Little Bath-street, pawnbroker—I produce two Bibles pawned on 12th September by the prisoner in the name of John Gray—this is the ticket I gave (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)</p>
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<persName id="t18590919-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-168" type="surname" value="MITCHELL"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-168" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. King a pawnbroker of High-street, Holborn—I produce three Bibles pawned by the prisoner on 14th September, in the name of John Horwood—this is the ticket I gave (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-169" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-169" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of Messrs. Spottiswoode; George Edward Eyre is one of the partners—the prisoner was formerly their fore
<lb/>man in the shop; he left two years ago, and has since been occasionally employed as traveller—he was at the shop most days; he was there every day the week before this—I saw him in the warehouse where the Bibles are kept; he had no business there, that I am aware of—I can identify these Bibles, they have not been sold, they had only been in the place a few days—I know them because they had been out of print some time, and this was a new edition.</p>
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<persName id="t18590919-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-170" type="surname" value="GAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-170" type="given" value="CHARLES THOMAS"/>CHARLES THOMAS GAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>). I produce these duplicates; the prisoner took them from between the lining of his coat, while the charge was being taken, and produced them—I saw him go into Messrs. Spottis
<lb/>woode's warehouse on 16th September; he remained five or six minutes, and came out—I followed him into Nevelle's-court, and asked him what he had in his pocket; he said, "Two books;" he took one out, and I asked him how he paid for it—he said that Mr. Allen gave them to him—I took him back, and then he said that Mr. Allen did not give them to him, but that he took them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence stating that he took the books, but intended to replace them.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by Jury and Prosecutor.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-837-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CLARK</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18590919-838-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing 1 purse, and 1
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-838-offence-1 t18590919-name-172"/>Edward Cooper</persName>, from the person of
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-173" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-838-offence-1 t18590919-name-173"/>Louisa Cooper</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ORRIDGE</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-174" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-174" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-174" type="given" value="LOUSIA"/>LOUSIA COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Cooper of York-street, Liver
<lb/>pool—I was in Moorgate-street on this day, at 12 o'clock, and the prisoner</p>
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<p>came up close to my right side, where my pocket is—I was replacing a letter in my pocket which I had just stamped, and found the prisoner's hand in my pocket—I held his hand fast, and saw my purse in it; he would not give it up; I said that I should be obliged to make him, and then he gave it to me—there was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in it, and some silver—a gentleman stopped him; I am sure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was not the purse put into your pocket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I held his hand to my pocket, and told him to put it down—it was completely taken out of my pocket—this is it—I never lost sight of him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALF</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that he could not struggle with these facts.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18590919-838-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WOSTER</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18590919-839-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18590919-839-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-839-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing 1 watch, value 1
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<interp inst="t18590919-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-176" type="surname" value="RICHARDS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18590919-839-offence-1 t18590919-name-176"/>Henry Richards</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18590919-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18590919-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-177" type="surname" value="RICHARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18590919-name-177" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RICHARDS</persName> </hi>. I am a wharfinger, of Limehouse—on Sunday morn
<lb/>ing, 28th August, I was in Houndsditch; I went into Cutler-street, and then into the Clothes Exchange—I turned into a court leading into the street, and when I got within three or four yards of the bottom, I was accosted by three or four persons, and the prisoner obstructed my progress by pressing himself against me—I had no suspicion, but when I got out of the court I missed my watch—I met a policeman and gave the prisoner in custody—my watch was safe when I went into Houndsditch—I had this guard, it was not cut or broken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far is Houndsditch from the court in question?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not 100 yards; I was not five minutes going from Houndsditch to the court—nobody touched me in Houndsditch; the streets were not crowded—it was half-past 11 o'clock—there were not many persons in the court; it is three or four feet wide—there were persons behind me, and the prisoner and two or three others were in front of me—I missed my watch a moment after I had been in the court—then I went about twice the length of this court before I saw a policeman—the prisoner continued in front of me till I came up to the policeman; he did not run away—he was quite near enough to hear me speak to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you make any outcry, or any statement about having lost your watch, till you came up to the policeman?
<hi rend="italic">