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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Publishers in the Queen's Most. Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of the Peace,</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 25th, 1861, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the Right Hon.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CUBITT</hi>, Esq. M.P. Lord Mayor of the City of London; Sir Frederick Pollock, Knt. Lord Chief Baron of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir William Fry Channell, Knt. one other of the Barons of Her Majesty's said Court of Exchequer; John Humphery, Esq.; Thomas Challis, Esq.; Thomas Sidney, Esq. M.P.; and Sir Francis Graham Moon, Bart. F.S.A.; Aldermen of the said City; Russell Gurney, Esq. Q.C. Recorder of the said City; William Anderson Rose, Esq.; Thomas Gabriel, Esq.; and Edward Conder, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; Thomas Chambers, Esq. Q.C. Common Serjeant of the said City; and Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq. Judge of Sheriff's Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES ABBIS</hi>, Esq. Ald.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANDREW LUSK</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">OCTAVIUS CHAPMAN TRYON EAGLETON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES GAMMON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CUBITT, MAYOR. FIFTH 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, February</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1861.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</hi>, Bart. Ald; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18610225-213-offence-1 t18610225-name-3"/>George Prince</persName>, and stealing therein 14 knives, 5 forks, and 3 towels, his property, to which they</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and a piece of paper, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18610225-214-offence-1 t18610225-name-5"/>Henry Tripp</persName>, by false pretences.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-6" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TRIPP</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, and live at 32, Tufton-street, West
<lb/>minster. On Sunday evening, 21st January, between 7 and 8 o'clock, the prisoner came to my house—I had not known him before—he said, "I have a gold watch for sale;" and he pressed me very much to buy it—I had not stated to any one, except my brother, that I wished to buy a watch—after a great deal of per
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the watch—I said I would rather not have anything to do with it, I would rather go to a respectable place and purchase one—he said, "I will take 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I said, "No; I will not have it at all"—then he said 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. then 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and then 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and after a great deal of per
<lb/>suasion, I said, "I will give you 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and I do not care whether I have it or not"—I paid 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money, and gave an I.O.U. for another pound, to be paid in a month from that date—next day I tried the watch, and found it to be quite a spurious article—it is not gold.</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> Never—the other man did not say that he had heard I wanted</p>
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<p>a watch—he said, "I have a watch to sell"—the other man, not in custody, produced the watch from his pocket—the prisoner was the first party who spoke to me—the other one did not come up till five or ten minutes after—the prisoner spoke to me at my own door—after a little while he came in, and the other man too—I was talking to the prisoner at the door when the other came up—I asked them both in—the prisoner said, "We have a watch to sell" before the other came up—he did not say he had been asked by a friend to sell it, hearing that I wanted one—after a little conversation at the door, I said, "You had better come in, and I will look at it"—and they both came in—they stated that the watch was gold before they came in—I cannot recollect all that was said—the other man did not speak a wonderful deal—the prisoner was the most prominent in the bargain altogether,—in fact, I made the bargain with him, but the other produced the watch—I looked at it—the prisoner said he was a barman out of a situation, and was rather pressed for money, and Would sell the watch at a sacrifice—I said it was rather larger than I wanted, but after a good deal of persuasion, the bargain was made—it was not made in the house—we went out and had a drop of ale, and the bargain was made over that—I paid the money and had the watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-7" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN TRIPP</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the prosecutor, and live at 32, Tufton-street—I was present when the watch was brought—the prisoner brought it—another one was with him—he said he had a watch for sale, he under
<lb/>stood my son wanted one, that it' was a very good one, and a gold one, and they particularly pointed out the mark on it—both of them did that—my son bought it after a great deal of persuasion—I asked if it was gold—the prisoner said it was gold—he said he would not have brought it if it was not a good one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You asked the question if it was a gold one, did you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and the prisoner's answer was, if it had not been a good one, he would not have brought it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the mark they pointed out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 18 K.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-8" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STEELE</persName> </hi>. I am a watch-maker of 2, Rochester-terrace, West
<lb/>minster—this watch is a brass one washed over—I should have thought it gold, but for the mark "18 K;" and a coronet, which raised ray suspicion—all foreign watches, if they are genuine, have "18 K" on them—that means 18 karats, the quantity of gold—the watch is worth about 30
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—it was made in Switzerland.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Does it go well?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That I do not know—I have no doubt it would keep good time—it would have deceived me, if it had not been for the coronet.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY TRIPP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What induced you to purchase the watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He pressed me very much indeed, and after a great deal of persuasion and saying he was pushed for money, I thought I would purchase it—I thought I had a bargain—I refused buying it several times—I cannot say whether I should have bought it if I had known it not to be gold—I did not much like the size of it at all—it was that put me against the watch from the beginning.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">through an Interpreter</hi>). I am captain of the ship
<hi rend="italic">Dolphin</hi> lying in the City canal—on the evening of 12th February between 6 and 7, I was in company with the witness Davison in Old Gravel-lane—she was walking after me—I was going towards the Wapping police-station—three men came up to me, one took hold of my throat, another one had my arms behind me, and the third unbuttoned my coat, and my watch chain was cut—I had the watch safe before this happened—I felt when the watch was taken—I think the one with the red necktie (
<hi rend="italic">Condon</hi>), is one of the men; my opinion is that he came up to me first—I could not speak to the other man at all, it was rather dark, it was in the dusk, I could not see plain—when the men laid hold of me, I stood up as long as I possibly could, but they knocked me down and my arm or elbow and head was hurt—I can't say who it was knocked me down—the value of the watch and chain was 8
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Condon</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had you been with the witness Davison that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About an hour I should say—I had had one glass of ale—we had been to a publichouse in the neighbour
<lb/>hood—I don't know that Davison is a woman of the town—I can't say, she has been washing and repairing my clothes—I have given her money, I paid for my washing—I used to treat her with a glass of ale when she came—I did not know anybody else to show me to the police-station—I saw her at her lodgings first that evening—I don't know the name of the street—I know where she lives—I have. never stayed there a whole night—I have been there but never to sleep there—I have only stayed there a short time—I came to know her first when she came and took my washing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-16" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE DAVISON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Andrew Davison, of 20, Gill-street, Limehouse—I was with last witness on Tuesday evening, the 12th, between six and seven—I was down in my own place—he asked me to show him to the Thames police, and I went down Old Gravel-lane to show him—when we got there I said to the captain, "I shall ask the next policeman I see which is the way to the Thames police-station," and Condon heard me speaking—he said, "Where are you going, Annie!"—I said, "I am going to bdow the captain the Thames police"—he said, "Can't you give me a chance?" there were two men with him at the time, Buckley was one of them—I am sure the prisoners are two of the men who were there—Condon asked me was there a chance—I asked him what did that mean—I said he was no young woman, he did not want a chance, and he came and put his hand on the captain's throat, and then Buckley and another one broke open his coat, and knocked him down—I
<hi rend="italic">halloed</hi> out "Police!" and there was no police there, and they knocked me down—they took his watch, but which of them I cannot tell—I had seen the watch before that safe—when I called out "Police I" and "Murder!" they knocked me down—I do not know which of them it was, they ran down a little court that leads to Wapping station-house—I looked at the captain's chain, there was a piece gone along with the watch—I have known Condon since last May—I have seen Buckley talking to Condon three or four times—I knew him by sight—the other man got away—I did not know him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is your husband alive I
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know whether he is dead or alive—he has been away nine months—he is now at Melbourne—he has not been away considerably more than that, it is</p>
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<p>not two years—it is not more than nine months—he will have been away ten months the 27th of this month—he went away about the latter end of last May, not longer—he left about the latter end of May—I have never seen him since he left the ship
<hi rend="italic">Suffolk</hi>, in Melbourne, and the ship came home—I saw him last at the latter end of May—he was living with me then at my house—he had been living with me since I have been married except the time he has been to sea—I have heard about him since May—I know he is in Melbourne—I have got my papers to show that I am married—my husband did not leave me any half pay, and I went to service, and that was how I knew Condon—I have known him since last May—I knew him by being in service opposite where he lives—I know his brother, and I know his family—I have not been on intimate terms with his brother, only the same as I was with him—I swear that—I know the Barking-road—I was in service there seven weeks—I left the service I was in in Earl-street, Lime-house, and I went to Barking-road and was there seven weeks—I was obliged to leave because I was not able to work—I was never threatened to be given into custody for stealing—on my solemn oath I have not been living with the prisoner Condon's brother, nor with anybody since my hus
<lb/>band left me—Condon's brother did not wish to take me to his mother's house, nor was it objected to by the prisoner—I never had any quarrel with Condon—I never threatened that I would transport him if I could—I have always been civil to them and so have they to me—I have known Captain Fairling since New Year's Day—Mrs. Waters, a respectable woman, washes for him, and 1 go to her house—I know the captain by going after his wash clothes there—I do not wash for him, but he knew me by being in the house, and he asked me to show him the Thames police—I met him in the street—I first saw him at Mrs. Waters'; he was coming there after his clothes—I was there by accident—I did not make any acquaintance with him—I met him a fortnight afterwards—I saw him in the house once or twice; that was all I knew about him till I met him and he asked me to show him to the Thames police—I never saw him at my house—he has never come to see me, only since this occurrence, never before—I met him once before in the street, and he spoke to me—I never walked with him before this night—I never drank with him—I was going down Limehouse-causeway on this night when I saw him, and knowing me, he said, "Annie, five of my men have run away from the ship"—I said, "Have they, captain? and then he asked me to show him the Thames police-court—he speaks English a little—he did not call me "Annie," but "Mrs. Davison"—I call myself Annie—he knew me as Mrs. Davison by Mrs. Waters calling me by my name—it was 3 or 4 o'clock when I met him—we went first to Arbour
<lb/>square, and were then directed to Wapping—I had been with him altogether about an hour and a half before the robbery took place, or two hours at the outside—I am not acquainted with any other captains of vessels—I never asked the prisoner Condon to live with me—I am in the family-way and near my confinement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Buckley</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it the same evening this occurred that you were taken down to the police-station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the police came to the house for me and took me down to the police-station—I was shown these two men when I got there—they were in the station—I can't say what the place was—they were just as they are now, the two together—I was asked whether they were the men, and I said Condon was the man, but I was not quite sure about the other—I think I remained in the station about a quarter of an hour—I think it was S rgeant Cox</p>
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<p>fetched me—I do not know whether Petty,
<hi rend="italic">K</hi> 96, was at the station—I did not take any notice of the number, I was too much flurried and frightened—I did say I was not quite sure he was the man then, but when I saw him the next day I did—I did not look at him that night because I was frightened too much—I looked at him certainly—I said as to one I was certain, and as to the other man I was not sure.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> But next day, when not so frightened, did you say it was the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I said I was sure it was him—that was at the police-court, Arbour-square—I then felt certain he was the man—I am certain now that he is the man—I had seen him two or three times talking to Condon.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you were shown these two men, were there any persons with them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not in the police-station, nobody except the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-17" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-17" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-17" type="given" value="TIMOTHY"/>TIMOTHY COX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 46). I heard of this robbery on the same evening—in consequence of that I went to the White Swan, St. George's-street; that is about 300 hundred yards from where it took place—I saw the prisoners standing in front of the bar—I went up to Condon—he turned his back as soon as he saw me, and said something to Buckley—I could not hear what he said, but when I got near I heard him say, "It is b----Cox coming"—I said I should take him in custody on suspicion of stealing a watch from a captain in Old Gravel-lane—Condon did not say anything—Buckley said, when I got them out of the public-house, "What am I taken for?"—I then gave them over to
<hi rend="italic">K</hi> 96, and he asked again, "What am I taken for?"—I said, "On suspicion of stealing a watch"—he became then very violent and threw himself down—he said nothing else, only repeated that two or three times—when we got to the station Condon said to me," I sup
<lb/>pose, Cox, you think you have got me
<hi rend="italic">to rights</hi>?"—I made no reply—he said, "It was all through the b drink"—Mrs. Davison was not there then—I did not see her in their company—when they were taken I went and fetched the captain and Mrs. Davison—when they came to the station she pointed out Condon—she said, "I know him well, he is one," and "Buckley," she said, "I believe is the man"—they did not make any reply to that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you see Mrs. Davison that night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never saw her till I fetched her from Gill-street—I had seen her before, but did not know her name—I have not seen her about the streets—I believe she was servant at the King's Arms in Norris-street, lime-house, twelve months ago, it might be—she lived there as a servant or some
<lb/>thing—I do not know that she was a servant—that is all I know her by—I did not know her at all—I have seen her since, walking along the streets, but not with anyone—I have met her by herself I may say several times, walking in the streets, the same as I may meet anyone else—I did not know whether she was a respectable woman or not; I don't know anything about her—I believe she has two children—she has been married—I do not know any-thing about her husband—I do not know how long he has been away or whether he is dead or alive—I know her address, she left it at the station—I know Condon—he lives about there—Mrs. Davison gave a description and left his name at the station—Condon resides with a prostitute in Bluegate-fields.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-18" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18610225-name-18" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-18" type="surname" value="PETTY"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-18" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PETTY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 96). I know the prisoners—I have known them for two years—they have been in the habit of being together to my knowledge—on the evening of Tuesday, the 12th, about half-past 5, I saw them together in Old Gravel-lane, going towards where the robbery was committed, about 200 yards from the spot.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you been long about that neigh
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have; fifteen years—I do not know anything of the woman Davison—I did not see her before that night—I have never seen her to my knowledge—I have seen Condon.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was anybody else with the prisoners or were they alone?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were both together, nobody with them.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CONDON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18610225-216-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18610225-216-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-216-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BUCKLEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18610225-216-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18610225-216-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-216-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Condon was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18610225-name-19" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18610225-name-19" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-19" type="surname" value="JUDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-19" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOSHUA"/>WILLIAM JOSHUA JUDGE</persName> </hi>. I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>: "31
<hi rend="italic">st May</hi>, 1858,
<hi rend="italic">at the Thames police-court, John Jones was convicted of stealing a coat and two handkerchiefs of Alexander Drysdale, and sentenced to six months imprison
<lb/>ment</hi>.")—I was present at the time—the prisoner, Condon, is the man men
<lb/>tioned in that paper—I had him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18610225-216-punishment-2" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-216-18610225 t18610225-216-punishment-2"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM TAME</hi>(14)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18610225-217-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 1 wooden till and 25
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, the property of
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-22" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-22" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18610225-217-offence-1 t18610225-name-22"/>William, Knight</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-23" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18610225-name-23" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-23" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-23" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, living in Moor-square Cripplegate—on the night of 28th January I was near Mr. Knight's shop in Moor-lane, and saw the prisoner Tame loitering by the window—I afterwards saw him go into the shop, and come out again with the till under his arm, the other prisoner following him—I went in and alarmed the prosecutor, who was sitting in the back parlour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Tame</hi>. I have got witnesses to prove that I was at home.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time was this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 9 o'clock in the evening—I knew Payne before by sight well.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-24" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18610225-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-24" type="surname" value="CONLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-24" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CONLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a porter and live at 3, Collyers-court—on the night of 28th January, about 9 o'clock, I was standing near Mr. Knight's shop—I saw the prisoner Payne go into the shop, reach his hand over, and take a till out of a box, and give it to little Tame—little Tame ran up New-court and Payne followed him—Payne went into the shop first and the little one waited in the passage—I ran after little Tame who had the till—Payne stopped me underneath the arch—he would not let me run.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Payne. Q.</hi> Have you not been a thief?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Don't you know whether you have been a thief?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Well, I have been one—that was about twelve months ago—I was put into prison for twenty-one days—it was for a book that I picked up—I have been in prison three times—I don't know when the other times were—twelve months ago was the last time, and I was in prison twice before that—I get my living by working now—I work at Pitfield-street for Mr. Gillon, a greengrocer—I have been working for him a fortnight—I was before that working at Ward's—I was there about six months—I left because I could not get up early enough on Monday morning—I ought to have been there at half-past 6, and I came there at a quarter to 7—I was discharged for that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Payne. Q.</hi> Where did you stand when you saw me, as you say, take the till?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Underneath Crow-court—that is the opposite side of Moor-lane from Mr. Knight's shop—I saw plenty of things in Mr. Knight's window—I can't say what there was—there was nothing to obstruct my sight that 1 am aware of—I saw you reach your hand over and pull the till out—the till was like a wooden box, about a foot long—it was black—I don't know whether it was painted black; it was dirty.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tame</hi>. He is the first one that ever took me out thieving, and told me to thieve.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you been out with that little boy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have been out in their company in Moor-lane—he was the first one that gave me seven or eight cigars—there are plenty about the street to prove it—he had been a thief before ever I came to live in Moor-lane.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18610225-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-25" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-25" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother at 2, White-street, Little Moorfields—on the night of 28th January I was at the corner of Reynold's-court, about fifty yards from Mr. Knight's shop—I saw the prisoner, Tame, running down the court with a till under his arm, taking the money out as fast as he could, and Conley, the last witness, was coming towards him—Tame asked him to have half—Conley said, "No, I won't," and he said, "You are caught"—I did not see Payne at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Tame. Q.</hi> What time was it you saw me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A little after 9.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Tame</hi>. I have witnesses to prove that I was at home about 6, and in bed by 9.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18610225-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-26" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-26" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, at 5, Moor-lane—on 28th January I was out of my shop for a short time, in the back room—somebody came in and gave me information, in consequence of which I looked for my till and it was gone—it was safe not ten minutes before—there was about 30
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in it, I should say.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18610225-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-27" type="surname" value="BULL"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-27" type="given" value="JOHN MARE"/>JOHN MARE BULL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>). On 28th January, a little after 9 in the evening, in consequence of information I received, I went to Mr. Knight's shop—while talking to Mrs. Knight the prisoner, Payne, came in and asked for a halfpenny heel-ball—when he saw me he caught up the ball and was so agitated he could hardly get out of the shop—I opened the door for him to go out, thinking he was a customer—he was no sooner out than the witness, Conley, came in—in consequence of what he said I went after Payne, and overtook him in New-court, and said he must come to the station with me on suspicion of stealing a till at a grinder's shop in Milton-street—he said, "I know nothing about any till"—he resisted very violently, and with considerable difficulty 1 got him to the station—he, at first, refused to state any name or address; at last he gave his name but no address—I searched him and found 11 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him, and a long knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Payne. Q.</hi> Was I intoxicated at the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You had been drinking nothing particular, I don't think that could account for your agitation—I never saw any one act more disgracefully—there was a female in the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18610225-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-28" type="surname" value="HUBBLE"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-28" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HUBBLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>). On the 28th, the night of the rob
<lb/>bery, I went to the residence of Tame's parents, and inquired for him—they said he was gone to bed; that was about half-past 11 or quarter to 12—I took him into custody, and told him he was charged with being con-cerned with another man in stealing a till—he said he did not know any
<lb/>thing about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Payne's Defence</hi>. All I have got to say is that I went into the shop to get a halfpenny ball and a bit of wax, twice during that evening; I was intoxicated at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Tame</hi>. I have my witnesses here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18610225-name-29" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-29" type="surname" value="TAME"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-29" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE TAME</persName> </hi>. I remember my son being taken in custody—I was at home at the time, and my husband too—my boy came home a little before 7 that night—when he came home his father took his shoes off and mended them, put some nails in them, and told him he should not go out any more to-night, and I went upstairs and put the two little ones to bed, whilst his father was nailing</p>
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<p>his boots, and he did not go out any more—I stopped upstairs ten minutes and then came down again when I had put the little ones to bed—the boy was then down with his father—I was down nearly the whole evening after that, and he did not go out whilst I was there—I stopped there all the evening; he did not go out at all—I am quite sure he did not go—I could go from where I live to Moor-lane in five minutes, or less than that—I never left the room my son was in, except when I put the children to bed; that was soon after 7, and I was down before half-past 7, and between that time and the time he went to bed, he did not go out—I cannot tell exactly the time he went to bed, but it was before 9; the detective came after him and found him in bed—I think it was between 9 and 10 that the detective came—I could not say for certain—my son had been in bed a good while before the detective came; I could not say exactly how long, but I know he was in bed before 9—I cannot say what time it was when the detective came, but I think it was nearly 10—I think he had been in bed about half an hour when the detective came; I cannot say exactly to the time, for I did not look at the clock—I know he was in bed just before 9—I went to bed after they had taken him away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS HUBBLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time was it that you took him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was 11 or a quarter-past 11; between 11 and half-past—I am sure it was not before 11 that I went there—it was some time after Payne had been taken—I had received some information that caused me to go.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18610225-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-30" type="surname" value="HARDY"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-30" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARDY</persName> </hi>. I am a French polisher—I know Mrs. Tame—I live in the same house—I was in her room at 8 o'clock on this evening—I left their room at 8 o'clock, and returned again about ten minutes before 9; the father of the boy was then nailing the boy's shoes, and the boy was gone upstairs to bed—I walked up my own stairs, and bid the boy good night, and he bid me good night at the top of the stairs—he was in bed—the door was open—here is the place I went to pay some money (
<hi rend="italic">producing a paper</hi>)—that shows the date; the father was surety for me, and that was where I had been to—I paid 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. that night at the Griffin, in Shoreditch—I left off work at 8, and went indoors for the money—I got half from him, and half was my own—he was surety, and I was borrower—I went to that society and paid it, at 13, Broad-street—that might be half a mile from Tame's, or not so far—the bank closes at 10 o'clock—I am positive that I returned about ten minutes or a quarter before 9—I was gone out again when the police came—I went out about half-past 9, and came back at 12 o'clock—when I came home I heard of the boy being taken—I know that he went before the Magistrate the next day—I did not go before the Magistrate, because I was not asked.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18610225-name-31" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-31" type="surname" value="TAME"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-31" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE TAME</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.) Q.</hi> How was it you did not go before the Magistrate next day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did; I was there, but was not called upon; you are not allowed to speak, without they ask you a question; they did not ask me anything, if they had, I should have told them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18610225-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-32" type="surname" value="TAME"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-32" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TAME</persName> </hi>. I am the father of this boy—I remember the night he was taken in custody—he was home a little before 7 o'clock that night, when I got home from work, and he pulled off his boots—he went out again for a few minutes; I thought he was gone to the closet; he was not gone half an hour—he went to put his slippers on; he was not gone half an hour; he was back again in bed by 8 o'clock—he did not get up again until the officer came and called him down; he was asleep—it might be an hour or an hour and a half after he was gone to bed that the officers came; I cannot say exactly, for I did not take any notice—I should think it was,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 112). I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">read: "December</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1859,
<hi rend="italic">Guildhall Justice-room, William fame con
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1861.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GABRIEL</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>; and
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 9
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<hi rend="italic">Murray</hi>. He says that I carried chairs to his place; I carried one, I confess, but no more.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. You had the three chairs, and Perry had the washing-stand.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1861.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, A</hi>). I was on duty, walking on the near side of Her Majesty's carriage, on 5th February, upon the opening of Parliament—in Whitehall I saw the prisoner step out from the crowd, from the left hand side of the way, going towards the Houses of Parliament—he had this envelope (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I cried out, "Queen! petition! Parliament! petition!"
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>, He said something which I could not make out—the petitions are in English.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 424). I was on duty on 5th February, as Her Majesty was proceeding to open the Houses of Parliament—I saw the prisoner step out from the crowd as the Royal carriage was passing—he was, as near as I can guess, about four yards from the carriage—he had this envelope in his left hand, suspended from his thumb with a string—he was holding it out in his left hand—he made use of some words which I could not distinctly understand—I thought it was, "Me no protection, me justice"—I did not perceive where his right hand was until I seized hold of him by the shoulders and turned him round—I then saw his right hand sawing at his throat with a knife, cutting across his throat—I knocked it out of his hand immediately—the knife was at his throat at the time I turned him round—he was then bleeding from the throat; he bled more on the way to the station—I took him at once to the King-street station, which was close by—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the knife; I picked it up—on searching him at the station I found this quantity of papers in his coat pocket—this small hone was rolled up in the papers—I afterwards took him to the Westminster Hospital—his wound was dressed at the station-house; he was bleeding at that time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TRAVERS</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at Charing-cross Hospital—on 5th February the prisoner was brought there—he had a superficial wound of the throat, about two inches in length across the throat—it was such a wound as would have been produced by a knife—it was not a dangerous wound—I apprehended no danger at all from it; it was very superficial indeed—it was not bleeding at the time, it had been dressed previously—it had been bleeding—he remained at the hospital till 11th February—I saw him three or four times a day during that time—I saw nothing at all to lead me to suspect any aberration of mind during the time he was under my care there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. The doctor brought my bitter enemy near me, who has tyrannized over me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. Colonel Hughes called to see him one day; he was the only person; there was a little excitement when he saw Colonel Hughes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">At the request of the prisoner his petition to Sir Charles Wood, found amongst his papers, was put in and read. It contained a very long and confused state
<lb/>ment of wrongs and persecutions, alleged to have been sustained by him in India, and explained his object in coming to this country to be, to obtain redress and compensation from the British Government.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I have seen a good deal of the prisoner—I have no reason whatever to suppose that he is not in his right mind.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—there were twenty-two looking-glasses—he told me how many he had sold to Harwood—he enumerated them on the back of the card, in pencil—he did not pay me the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 10d—he never accounted to me for the glasses in any other way, or returned them to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I never sold them to this gentleman; I sold them to a party who is in Court, but who never paid me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The prisoner gave me a description of the glasses sold to Mr. Lutie, that was a different transaction altogether, and on a different date—he had authority to take out goods and sell to customers—he was not allowed a commission, he was paid a weekly salary—this writing on the back of Mr. Harwood's card is the prisoner's—they are the notes he made of the sale.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-225-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner pleaded
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18610225-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-66" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ABBOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a cab proprietor, living at Little George-street, Bethnal-green—I know the prisoner—I had a horse and cab—which he drove out on Friday, 1st February—he drove them out in the ordinary way as a cab-driver—the horse was in harness, with the cab—he did not return at all</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to me—the prisoner had been taken into custody previously—I asked him what he had done with the horse—he never spoke—he ought to have returned at 12 o'clock on the Friday night, that was the arrangement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long has he been in your em
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> This was the second week—I have one of his family in my empoy now, one of the best servants I have—I did not myself send the prisoner out with the cab that afternoon—I left word with my man—the man puts the harness on the horse, and puts him into the cab—that is his part of the business.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-67" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HEWLETT</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, of 4, Catherine-court, West
<lb/>minster—last Saturday three weeks I saw the prisoner at Tothill-street, Westminster, leading a horse along by the halter—the horse bad no harness on it—I asked him what he was going to do with it—he said he was going to sell it—I asked him how much money he wanted for it—he said 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10s—I thought that too much—I bid him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he would not take it and went away—he came back afterwards and took it—Mr. Downey paid the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for me—I took the horse to St Martin's-lane to see if I could sell it outside Aldridge's—finding I could not sell it, I took, it home again—that was the horse that was shown to Mr. Abbott—I bought the harness after I bought the horse—he told me he had an old set of harness that he would sell me—the cab was down the yard in. Tothill-street—the harness was up in one corner of the yard—I gave him 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the harness, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to a man that was with him—the harness was also given up to Mr. Abbott—the prisoner did not say where he got the horse—he said he had been working half-time with Mr. Abbott, that he did not want to work any longer—that he had had bad luck, and should sell the horse—I did not see what became of the cab.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. Was the prisoner drunk when he came to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not notice that he was—it was at half-past 2 in the afternoon when I bought the horse.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-68" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 90). On 2d February, about 7 in the even
<lb/>ing, I went with the prosecutor to the Coach and Horses public-house in the Minories—I there found the prisoner and took him into custody—I told him that it was for stealing Mr. Abbott's horse and harness—he said, "Very well, old fellow, I expected some one."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES ABBOTT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How was the prisoner paid?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was supposed to bring home so much money each day, 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and to keep for himself what he could make beyond that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-69" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FREEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am servant to the prosecutor—I saw the cab go out on 1st February—I saw the prisoner with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was anything said by him when he took the cab?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said he should return by 12, that was all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the evidence did not support the charge of larceny, as servant, the property being lawfully in his possession in the first instance, nor was there anything to render him liable as a bailee, there being no express con
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the attention of the Court to Powles v. Hyde, in the Queen's Bench Reports, where this matter had been discussed. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18610225-230-offence-1 t18610225-name-76"/>Francis Burdett Chantry</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was left in my hand—the three boys were running very fast when I turned round—in half a minute afterwards a witness brought one of the boys, asking me if I had lost anything—and I showed him my handle, and said I had lost my umbrella—Frederick Salter was the one he brought to me—the prisoners are like the boys that I saw—I cannot swear to them—they are about the size and general look—I should say they are the boys—they are like them exactly, but I did not see their faces—the value of the umbrella is about 10
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCDONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the umbrella taken from behind you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The boys came from behind me, at the side—when they wrenched it they were behind—I had not seen any boys until the umbrella was snatched from me—I cannot swear to the prisoners, because I did not see their faces—I do not recollect a woman passing at the same time—my attention was not called at all to other boys close to me—I did not see any other boys there—there was no shop very near there, it was at the corner of Wimpole-street—I was some little distance from a gas-lamp—it was rather dark in that part.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-78" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JONES</persName> </hi>. I live at 73, Great Titchfield-street, and am a porter in the employ of Messrs. Nicoll and Co. of Regent-street—last Monday night, the 18th, between seven and eight o'clock, I was in Regent-street, near the corner of Argyll-street—I observed the three prisoners following a lady—I fancied they were up to no good—my attention was drawn to them—I followed them to the Circus—she crossed the Circus at Oxford-street, and went along Oxford-street to Vere-street, the boys still followed—I followed them closely, two or three times looking at their features, so that I should know them if they were
<hi rend="italic">up</hi> to anything—I was as close to them as I am to this gentleman (
<hi rend="italic">the foreman</hi>)—then they walked on to Vere-street—the lady turned up Vere-street—I crossed on the opposite side—she turned to the right to go into Wimpole-street—I crossed the road immediately, and at the corner of Wimpole-street and Henrietta-street the three lads made the attack upon her—they rushed towards her—I could not tell what they took</p>
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<p>from her until I took one of them to her—the three ran away—I captured the little one, and took him to the lady to know what had been stolen from her, and then I gave him into the custody of the police-constable—I saw the other lads next morning, as near half-past ten o'clock as possible, at the police-court—I identified them there—I gave them into the custody of the constable—they were at the corner of Weymouth-street and High-street, game standing at the corner of a public-house, about fifty, sixty, or a hundred yards from the police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do I understand you to say you were as close to the prisoners when they were following this lady, as you are to that gentleman at your right hand?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was—not at all times, two or three or perhaps four times—after I first recognised them the furthest that I was from them was about ten yards, previous to crossing Vere-street—I do not swear to ten yards—it was the length of crossing Vere-street, which might be perhaps more than twenty yards—I was, I might say, within fifteen yards of the lady and the prisoners, when they rushed upon her, or I might say twenty—I had sufficient light to see the attack, but not to identify what they took from her—it was a dark corner—I rushed across the road after them imme
<lb/>diately—they had begun to run when I came up—I distinctly saw the three run away, and one I took hold of—I did not see the lady carrying the umbrella before the prisoners attacked her—I did not see any umbrella at all after she was attacked.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were there any other boys about?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, there was not—I traced these boys from Regent-street—there was nobody with me till I cap
<lb/>tured the youngest lad, several persons then came round, as the lad was crying.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 76). On Monday evening, the 18th, between seven and eight o'clock, the prisoner Frederick Salter was given into my custody by the last witness—the lady stated the charge, that she had been robbed of her umbrella—the boy said he had just come from Clerkenwell, and was going on a message to his father, who was at work somewhere—I said, "Where does your father work?"—he said, "I don't know the name of the street"—I then took him to the station-house, and when he got there he said he lived at 28, Dudley-street—he stated nothing more—next mor
<lb/>ning the witness gave the other two lads into my custody—I told them what they were charged with—they said, "We know nothing at all about it, we were at home sitting on our door-step, from six till nine o'clock"—they both gave the same address, 28, Dudley-street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was that address right?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—when the last witness first came across the road with the lady, he had hold of the little boy by his jacket—he said, "I followed this boy and two more all the way up Regent-street—I saw the other two attack the lady, and I have inquired what she has lost, and she said her umbrella"—next morning he came to me in Court and said, "The other two boys are outside in High-street"—he did not say, "I saw two boys who were like these two"—nothing of the kind.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-83" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE SANGERMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of David Sangerman, a musician, residing at Southampton—On 6th February, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I was in Globe-road, Mile-end—I saw the prisoner Draper, the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TINDAL ATKINSON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Draper</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose you are not in the habit of being looked at in the streets in that way?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—I did not look at the ground—he stared so particularly at me, that it made me stare at him j that is why I knew him so—I had never seen him before—he had a light coat on, not such as he has got on to
<lb/>day; when I saw him at the police station he was changed—I cannot tell you whether it was a very light coat; a pepper-and-salt colour—the con
<lb/>stable came to me and said he had taken a person that he thought was the one that robbed me—I said I could pick him out of a hundred—he did not give me a description of the man; I had given him a description of him—he did not tell me what sort of a young man he was—he took me to the police-court, to see him—he was then between six men, three on each side, and I picked him out—they were grown up-persons, much older than he—I cannot tell you whether they were very much older—I cannot tell whether they were middle-aged people—I do not know what the other persons were; they were dressed in black clothes—they had no blue clothes—the young man I had seen was in white nearly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he in white when among those people?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Elgee. Q.</hi> In what part of the Globe-road were you when the robbery was committed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know; lama stranger here; it was not far from Mile-end—the robbery was committed in Globe-road—I cannot swear to you as being the other man—I gave you in custody because the little girl told me you were the other man—she told me that you had said to her, "Have you seen a young man run away with the lady's chain?"—she said, "Yes," and you said, "Never mind, hold your noise"—that is what the girl tells me, and she tells everybody so—I did not say that both the prisoners came in front of me—I cannot tell you how far the place where I gave you in custody is from the place where the robbery was committed; it would take about twenty minutes to walk—I never saw you before I saw you in the Mile-end-road; I cannot swear to you positively; if I could I soon would—the man that stole my chain ran into a turning—I did not see any boys—I do not know the name of the street in which the boys were playing; I am not acquainted with London—I did not say at the police-court that I was very much frightened at the time—I did not take any</p>
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<p>notice of any persons walking near me from the time I left my residence, till the time the robbery was committed—at Worship-street, I said the chain was round my neck—I did not say that it was round my brooch—I had not a brooch on—I had no pocket—I did not feel your hand at the back of my neck, and, if I did, I was so excited, I could not tell.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the person who came up with Draper, a person about the size of Elgee?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot tell; I did not observe him, only the one that stared at me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FRANCIS</persName> </hi>. I am twelve years old, and live in Willow-street, Globe-road, Mile-end—on the 6th of this month I was playing in the street at about 3 o'clock—I saw the two prisoners there; I recollect them both—I saw a lady there—Elgee went behind, and they took the lady's chain off her neck, and the locket—the one behind the lady was trying to take it off the lady's neck, and the front one did take it off and ran up Willow-street—Draper was in front, and the other one was behind—when Draper got it off he ran up Willow-street, and I threw a stone at him because he was going to hit me—I ran after him—he threw the chain over his head—I picked it up and gave it to the lady—I am quite sure about both the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How was he dressed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Draper was dressed in a greyish coat; not the coat he has on now—it was a kind of a loose jacket, of a light colour—I followed him up into St. Peter's-road, and then lost sight of him—he ran fast; faster than me—he got out of sight—when I lost sight of him I went back to where the lady was—I saw the police-officer there, and went with him to look after Draper—Draper had then been gone about ten minutes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Elgee. Q.</hi> Where were you playing when the robbery was committed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Willow-street, towards Globe-road, about twenty yards, I dare say, from Globe-road—the robbery was committed at the top of Willow-street, at the corner—I saw you go behind the lady and try to take the chain from the back of her neck—I was in Willow-street—the robbery was committed in the Globe-road—the lady had not passed Willow-street—you had hold of the back part of the chain—you made an effort to get away with it—you did not succeed in doing so—I know you by your looks; you had on the same clothes as you have now—I saw your face; you came and spoke to me and another boy in St. Peter's-road, and you asked if I saw anybody run away with a watch and chain, and I said, "Yes," and then you said, "Never mind, I will run round and catch him"—instead of that you ran away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NELSON</persName> </hi>. I am fourteen years old, and live at 3, Willow-street, Globe-lane—on the 6th of this month, about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, I was playing with Francis in the street—I saw the prisoners there—Elgee came behind the lady, and Draper came before her; Elgee tried to get the chain and could not, and then Draper got it—he pulled it from the front of the lady's neck, and then ran off, up our street—I ran after him—I did not catch him—I lost him at the corner of Bancroft-road—I did not see Elgee afterwards, till at the Thames police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How was Draper dressed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He had a grey coat on, a sort of loose jacket—I could not run quite so fast as he did; I should have caught him, only I was playing at horses, and I had a bit of string on my legs; I had a hoop on the string and the hoop caught my trousers—that prevented me from running—it did not throw me down—lie turned the corner, and then I lost sight of him—I did not go back to the lady—I went about with the constable in search of him, but could not find him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Elgee. Q.</hi> Where were you playing at the time the robbery was com-mitted?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Willow-street, at my own door—I saw you behind the lady, at the corner of Willow-street—I cannot tell what part of the chain you had hold of, I was not near enough; I suppose you had hold of the part behind the lady's neck.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who were you playing with?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was not playing with any one—I could not tell for certain what coat Draper had on—it was not something like my own—from what I could see of it, it was a light one—when he came up to me and said, "Have you seen anybody stealing a chain and some lockets?"—the other boys were running after Elgee.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Elgee. Q.</hi> Did you see me in company with the man that stole the chain?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and you came up to me when I was with Nelson, and said, "Keep back, keep back, and I will catch him"—that was at the corner of Norfolk-street—I did not see you have hold of the lady's chain.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-87" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH HALL</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Regent's-road—on the 6th of this month, about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, I was going down the Globe-road—at the corner of Green-street I saw Draper, and I saw Elgee behind the lady—Draper gave a snatch at something of the lady's hanging round her neck—he then ran, and the lady ran after him—I saw Draper afterwards in Nicol-street, and he pointed to me; I took no notice of it—I went a little further, and I saw the other one—he came up to me and said, "Have you seen a young man that has stolen a watch?"—I took no notice of him; I went on with my mother's work, and when I came back I met the lady—I saw Elgee after-wards in the Mile-end-road—I said to the lady, "That is the man," and she gave him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> But what had you seen him do before, at the time Draper made his escape?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw him do nothing only speak to Draper at the public-house at the corner—at the time that Draper made the snatch at the watch Elgee was behind the lady.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How was Draper dressed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He had a lightish coat on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Elgee. Q.</hi> Where were you walking at the time this occurrence took place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Down Globe-road—the robbery was committed on the left hand side of Globe-lane, going down towards Mile-end way—Green-street is where the robbery was committed—it was at the corner of Green-street that I saw Draper snatch at something on the lady, I do not know what it was, and then he ran down Green-street—you went down Nicol-street—that is the next turning—I do not know Willow-street—you were behind the lady in Globe-road—the lady was walking along Globe-road—I do not know whether you had hold of the chain at the back; I did not notice it—I did not have the persons in view above ten minutes before the robbery was committed—I went on for my work, and then I saw the lady again—that was about a quarter of an hour after.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the two persons run away together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, directly the robbery was committed—from the time the robbery was committed</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Elgee. Q.</hi> When you first saw me in the Mile-end-road, on which side of the road was I walking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the left-hand side, going towards White-chapel—I was walking on the right-hand side—I did not come across the road and look you full in the face before I gave you in custody—I gave you in custody there and then—I had not been following you any distance before giving you in custody—I had you in view about five minutes before I gave you in custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 119). On the afternoon of 6th Feb
<lb/>ruary, I was in the Mile-end-road—I heard a cry of "Police!"—I imme
<lb/>diately hastened to the spot—I saw a lady crying—in consequence of what I heard, I went into the Bancroft-road—I saw Draper running away; a lot of boys were after him—I followed—I lost sight of him—I afterwards found out where he lived, went there, and found him—he was on the bed dressed in his shirt sleeves—he had on a light coat when I saw him in Bancroft-road—when I took him in custody he put on a dark coat; I believe the same he has on now—I took him to the station and showed him to the prosecutrix, after I had placed him between six other men—she selected him from among them—at his house I found seventeen duplicates in the room in a box—I looked for the light coat he had on, but did not find it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The house was his father's house, was it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the father is a carman in the employ of a ginger-beer manufactory—the mother keeps a mangle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Elgee. Q.</hi> Did you see met?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never saw you till I went to give in formation about the robbery, and you were brought in while I was giving information.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you explain the situation of Green-street and Willow-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Globe-road, Willow-street, Nicol-street, and Green-street are all parallel streets within twenty or thirty yards of each others—Willow-street runs into the Globe-road; Nicol-street and Willow-street is all one, and a little angle runs into Green-street—they are all within 100 yards of each other—Green-street comes into Globe-road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-89" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 371). About 3 o'clock on the afternoon of the 6th I took Elgee into custody, in consequence of what the prosecutrix told me—I received the chain from the prosecutrix—I took Elgee to the station and detained him—I then went to where the robbery was alleged to have been committed, and the locket was handed to me by a woman—it was picked up by a little child between where the chain was picked up and where the robbery was committed—it was not picked up while I was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Elgee's Defence</hi>. I am a brush and broom manufacturer. I came down Mile-end-road to sell my goods, and had sold out, and bad in my possession 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; coming home the officer came up to me and took me in custody. I asked him what was the matter; he told me I was concerned with another man that stole a watch-chain. I said I did not, neither was I the person that was with the person who stole the watch chain. He took me to Arbour-square station. I went with him. When I got there I was inspected by the policemen, and they said, "No, he don't look like him," that is what the youths stated when I got there. I did not have any hand in the robbery at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-231-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-231-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1861.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GABRIEL</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-91" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I was formely inspector of the Metropolitan Police—on the morning of 18th February, about 5 o'clock, I went with other officers to 31, Lambeth-street, Whitechapel—I opened the door by means of a latch and proceeded up stairs to the first-floor back room—the door was securely fastened—I forced it open and went into the room—I there found the prisoner sitting on the side of the bed, and the female prisoner (
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<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> from the chapel," meaning Whitechapel, "come to assist me to turn out a few things on a Sunday night, my wife knows nothing about it, I am the guilty party"—he was then in the act of putting on his waistcoat, and I said, "What have you got there?"—he said, "Nothing, Mr. Brannan"—I searched him, and in the pocket I found this woollen bag or purse containing a franc, a good shilling, and fourpence farthing in copper—I believe the shilling has been in plaster, and that from it one of the moulds was taken—I made a further search, and under the fire
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I am guilty of letting the man come from Whitechapel—he gave me a shilling to let the things remain in my house, but I never made such a thing, I could not.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. You said you had a
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> from the chapel to assist you, but the person you allude to I will swear has not lived in Whitechapel for these ten years—I did not disturb a man named Lidett, who lived there with his wife and child, but I have disturbed many persons there since Christmas.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, A</hi>). I went on 18'th February with Brannan and other officers to the prisoner's premises, 31, Lambeth-street—on the mantel-piece I found this piece of glass, with plaster of Paris on it—in the cupboard by the side of the fire-place I found an iron spoon with</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 21). On the morning of 18th Feb. I went with other officers to 31, Lambeth-street—I searched the room there, and on a ledge up the chimney I found this black bag (
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 104). I went with the other officers to the prisoner's house—I searched the back yard, and on a rafter between the roof of the water-closet, I found two plaster of Paris moulds; one for making shillings, and a double one for making shillings and sixpences (
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—this is a mould for making shillings of 1852—this good shilling was used for making that mould—these thirteen shillings are counterfeit, and five are from the mould—the others are all bad and from different moulds—here is a double mould for making shillings and sixpences—there are no shillings made from that mould, but there is one sixpence—here are three counterfeit half-crowns of 1817 from the same mould—these found up the chimney are from the same mould, and all from the same mould as the others—here is everything necessary for the making of counterfeit coin; this wire serves for the battery, for the purpose of electro-plating the coins—the glass has been used for the purpose of making the moulds on, and this cup for mixing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-100" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PENN</persName> </hi>. I am landlord at the Bricklayer's Arms in South Milton-street—on Thursday, 17th January, between 11 and 12, the prisoner came and asked for half a quartern of gin, which came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I served him; he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in payment—I examined it and immediately saw it was bad—I gave him the change, and he immediately left—I made a hole in my pocket and put it inside the lining—I had no other shilling in that pocket; it is a pocket I never keep money in, under any consideration—it remained there till Monday the 21st, and it was by itself all that time—I gave it to the policeman Peck—on Monday the 21st, about the same time, the prisoner</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, which I saw was bad immediately he laid it on the counter—I bent it easily with my thumb and finger, and told him it was bad, and that he had passed a bad shilling on the previous Thursday to me—he said he was not aware that it was bad, and he never was in the house before—I called the waiter to send for a policeman—the prisoner left the house with a female—I went round by the other door and stopped him—he then offered me a 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, and offered to pay me the shilling—he took the 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece from a small purse in his pocket—I refused to take it, and he put it in his purse again—a constable arrived—I charged the prisoner, and gave the coins to the constable—I went to the station, when the prisoner took from his pocket the purse containing the 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, and said to the sergeant on duty that that was the 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece he presented to me—it was handed to me and I examined it; I can swear it is not the one that he gave me, because I bent it easily with my thumb and finger—I had handed that one to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-101" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES AUGE</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher at 17, South Molton-street—on 21st January, I was at Mr. Penn's, and saw the prisoner there—I was there before the policeman came; he had a 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece in his hand and was
<hi rend="italic">jinking</hi> it on a cask, trying it, and the prisoner snatched it away out of the constable's hands, put it in his mouth and immediately swallowed it—the policeman caught hold of his throat and told him it was too far gone—the prisoner snapped his fingers and said, "There, you have not got it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-102" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PECK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 28). On Monday, 21st January, about 12 o'clock, I was called to Mr. Penn's—the prisoner was given into my charge—I received a bad shilling and a bad florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Mr. Penn—the florin was bent very much—I was sounding it on a cask that was standing there, and just as I was picking it up, the prisoner snatched it from my fingers and swallowed it—I seized him by the throat and felt it pass my thumb down his throat—the prisoner snapped his thumb and finger, and said, "Oh, you have not got it!"—I said, "You have swallowed it"—he said, "No, I have put it in my pocket"—I took him to to the station—Mr. Penn was there—I placed the prisoner in the dock; he instantly took out this purse (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and took out a good 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, put it to his mouth, and said, "This is the good 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece that I offered to the landlord"—I can swear that it is not the same I sounded on the cask—I searched the prisoner and found one halfpenny on him—he gave me an address—I went there, but could not find any such person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-103" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is a bad one—a man could not bend a good florin with his finger and thumb easily.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-236-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH CAVANAGH</hi>(19)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-105" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-105" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. On 8th February, about 10 at night, in consequence of information I received, I went to 8, James-street, Fleur-de-lis-street, Spitalfields, at a quarter to 12 at night, with Sergeant Brannan, Inspector Fife, Sergeant Harris, and Elliott, 104
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>,—the front door was shut; it was, forced open by Sergeant Bannan at my request and we went into the first-floor front room, the door of which was ajar—no one was there—I looked in the adjoining room and saw the prisoner—I said, "Miss Cavanagh, I</p>
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<p>want to see you; is this your room?"—she said, "Yes, we hare not been here a week"—I said, "I know you have not, for I have had you under ob
<lb/>servation in Thrall-street; where is Weldon?"—she made no answer—I said, "I mean Mander"—she said, "He is out"—I saw a box on a chair near the fire-place—it was locked—I said, "Who has the key of this?"—she made no answer—I said, "Come, let me have the key if you have got it"—she put her hand to her dress pocket, took from it two keys, and said, "The largest will open the box"—I opened it and found this ladle, which was warm, containing a very small portion of white metal and eight counter
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. What I said was, "I work very hard for my living,"
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-106" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ELLIOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>, 104). I went with Brannan—I searched the room and found a bottle containing acid in the cupboard—I have heard Brannan's evidence; it is quite correct—I heard the prisoner say, "I must do some
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I never said such a word.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are all counterfeit and all unfinished except one—they are all from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I never saw the parcel till the policeman opened it; it was brought into my place by the young man I was riving with, who told me not to open it I work very hard to support myself and child.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">as amicus Curia, suggested that as the coins were unfinished they did not resemble the current coin of the realm.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). They did resemble it, but the
<hi rend="smallCaps">GET</hi> was not marked off.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">further suggested that a shilling has a milled edge, whereas the edges of all the coins produced were rough. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having consulted the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">left it to the jury to say, whether the coins or any three of them "resembled, or were intended to resemble a piece of the current silver coin of the Realm called shillings."</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROWDEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-111" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-111" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE SIMPKIN</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of Richard Simkin, the landlord of the Fountain public-house, King-street, Long-acre—on 21st February, about 10 o'clock in the day, the prisoners came into my father's house—Donovan came in first, before the soldier came in—he asked for a pot of ale—I gave it him and he paid me with good money—I cannot remember what it was he gave me—just before he asked for the ale Collins came in and whispered to him—they drank the beer together—during the course of the day they came in together frequently—Donovan came in again with two men, strangers to him, and asked for a pot of ale—he paid for it with a shilling—I put that shilling in the till-there was no other money in that till—Collins came through the other side of the bar, but went out again</p>
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<p>directly—Donovan called for another pot of ale—he gave me a shilling at first and I gave him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put that shilling in the till and there was no other money there—he then went out—I do not know where Collins was then, he was not in the house—they came in again together and Donovan asked for half a quartern of rum, and gave me a shilling in pay
<lb/>ment—I put it in the till with the other two—there was no other money there—Collins was standing a little way from Donovan at the same side of the bar—Collins asked my sister for a quartern of gin—I do not know what he gave her—he drank it with another man—he did not drink any of the rum with Donovan—Collins also asked for a screw of tobacco, which came to a penny—he offered a shilling in payment for that, and I put it in the same till—we never kept money in that till—Collins then asked for a pot of ale, which was 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling in payment—I tried it directly and found it was bad—I showed it to him and said that it was a bad one—he said, "Give it to me back and I will give you another"—I said, "No"—he then gave me a good sixpence, and I kept the bad shilling and pat it on one side—Donovan and Collins drank the ale—when I found the shilling was bad, Donovan called for another pot of ale and paid for it with a good sixpence—a woman who had been drinking with them said, "You will see if that is bad? you said the other was"—I said to Collins, "I have got the one that you gave me for the screw of tobacco in the till"—I tried it and found it was bad—I then said I would go and see if those that the boy Donovan had given me, were bad—I went and fetched them and found they were all bad—I gave all the counterfeit shillings to my mother and sent for a policeman—the men knew it and some of them left the bar at the time—my father stood at one of the doors and prevented the prisoners from going out—my mother had the shillings—they were given to Franklin in my presence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Donovan. Q.</hi> Did you not say that on the Friday me and the soldier were drinking all day together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not all day—you were in the house about 4 in the afternoon—you had the half-quartern of rum when you came back in the evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Collins. Q.</hi> On the morning when I came into your house did not this lad come in with me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was in there before you came in—you came in and whispered to him first, and then called for a pot of six ale and Donovan paid for it—you were there about 4 or 5 o'clock—the lad then came in about a minute or two after you—the bar was crowded, but only with your own friends—no one at the bar had given me a shilling—when I took the money out of the till I thought it was good.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you take any shilling from any other person on that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but they were put in a different place—I took another bad shilling that was mixed with the good that same day—the shillings which I took from the prisoner I am able to identify, having kept them separate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FRANKLIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 20). On Thursday evening the 21st, a little after 12, I was sent for to the Fountain public-house—the prisoners were there—I took one, and another constable took the other—the last witness told me they had been passing bad money—she said the soldier had passed two, and the
<hi rend="italic">middy</hi>, as she called him, had passed three—she also gave me three shillings which she marked before I took them out of her possession—I took Collins down to the station—he merely said he was innocent and knew nothing about it—I searched him and found five penny
<lb/>worth of halfpence in his pocket—I saw Donovan searched, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money found on him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-113" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These five shillings are all bad—I find one of the two from the same mould as one of the three.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Collins' Defence</hi>. I am on furlough and I know nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Donovan.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18610225-name-114" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-114" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MCCARTHY</persName> </hi>. I am a general-dealer in Church-street, St Giles—I was with Donovan on this day at the Fountain public-house, but not before half-past 4—I had some refreshment with him there—I stayed in his com
<lb/>pany till half-past 12 at night—he called for several pots of ale—I can swear that the 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. he gave was a good one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROWDEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What number do you live at in Church-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No. 10.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1861.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD CHIEF BARON POLLOCK</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARON CHANNELL</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before the Lord Chief Baron Pollock.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-239-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18610225-240-offence-1 t18610225-name-118"/>Catherine Connor</persName>; she was oho charged, on the coroner's in
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-119" type="given" value="HONORA"/>HONORA CONNOR</persName> </hi>. On 10th February I lived at 10, Holborn-buildings—I now live at 10, Bishop's-head-court—I am the wife of Michael Connor—I had a child named Catherine—on 10th February the prisoner visited my room, my husband was at home as well as myself and four children—the child Catherine was there among the others—she was ten months old the night she died—the prisoner was sitting by the fire—there was a piece of iron used as a poker, with which we stirred the fire, standing by the fire
<lb/>side—the prisoner took it and began to poke out the fire with it, and began fiddling with the fire, with the iron rod—I
<hi rend="italic">reprimanded</hi> her two or three times to put it down—she was poking the fire out one way and the other—I was suckling my child, and when I was in the act of holding it out, she thrust the poker quite straight at the child, right in the groin—I said to the prisoner, "You have burned my child"—she said, "No," turning the poker round and bringing me the other end—I said, "Don't you do like that,—I put my hand against it and it was quite hot—I was suckling the child at the time she did it, and holding it out—the child's clothes were up, and the prisoner thrust the poker up towards it—it came right on the privates and thigh—the child did not cry much at the time—I got some sweet-oil and used it—it got very low—the prisoner had used the poker towards the other children in the morning part, and she said to my husband she should like to put the poker so and so, and mike so and so of him; it is not fit to be ex
<lb/>plained—this was between 6 and 7 o'clock on the Sunday night—I went to a surgeon in Leather-lane on Wednesday—he examined the child and gave toe some elder-ointment for it—I can't tell the name of the doctor—on the Friday I took it to Bartholomew's Hospital and the doctor dressed it, and</p>
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<lb/>soner never offered to take the child to a surgeon at any time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I not come on Monday morning and say, "Take the child to Gray's Inn Hospital"?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not a bit of it—you came to me wanting to deprive me of my boots—I did not move the child towards the poker—we did not have any supper or gin together, in my place, after this happened.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you said, "You have burnt my child," did she say anything?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She said the poker was cold, handing forwards the cold part, and holding the hot part back—this is the instrument I call the poker (
<hi rend="italic">looking at a piece of bent iron produced by the officer</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-120" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL CONNOR</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at Bishop's-head-court, Holborn—I work for Mr. Sanders, in Castle-street—the deceased child, Catherine Connor, was supposed to be my child—she was ten months old when she died—I was present on Sunday evening, 17th February, when she died—on the Sunday evening before that, at the time the accident occurred, I was in my own room, in Holborn-buildings—the prisoner was there—she had come in several times the day before—I saw her doing something with the poker—I do not know anything much about this occasion, and I am very sorry to know it now—she caught hold of this poker and was putting it in between the bars for some time, I can't tell you how long—she kept putting it in and out—my wife sat at one side of the stove and the prisoner sat at the other side—my wife was holding the deceased child out to make water—since this has happened I cannot recollect things as I ought—the prisoner took the poker out of the fire and put it right into the child and catched her in the privates and in the thigh—the poker was hot at the time—I do not know whether it was red hot—the child made but very little noise—my wife said to the prisoner, "You have burnt my child"—I can't recollect what she said to that—I don't recollect her saying anything about the state of the poker, whether it was hot or not—I had had something to drink at this time, but I have often had more—I was sober enough so far as not to do an injury to anybody else—I was sober enough to recollect what happened—what I do recollect I am telling you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you and I go out in the morning and have two pots of beer together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I afterwards drank at your expense, because I had no money myself, only one pot of beer I brought in for dinner—you made use of very bad language—you had some supper in the room—there was a saucepan used—it was a borrowed one—I did not tell you to poke the fire, no such thing—I did not tell you to go and get a bottle of gin and a gallon of beer—you brought some gin in a bottle—I can't tell how much there was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-121" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Patrick Sullivan, of 5, Holborn-buildings—I am no relation of the prisoner's—I have never seen the prisoner but twice—I saw her on Sunday morning the 9th, at the room of the last witness—when I went in, the prisoner, Mr. and Mrs. Connor, and the four children were there—it was between 12 and 1 in the day—the prisoner was dancing and capering about the place—the eldest little girl had the baby in her arms, and the other little girl, three years old, was standing by the side of her—the prisoner took the piece of iron out of the fire and reached it towards each of the two youngest children—the baby was in the little girl's arms, and the other child stood on the left side of the little girl—I took the piece of iron out of her hand and threw it on the floor, and I said to her,</p>
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<p>" Woman, do you mean to burn the children?"—she said, "No," she did not mean it—in the course of some time she took the piece of iron up again and pushed it into the fire, and drove it towards each of the children again, and I took it out of her hand again and threw it on the floor, and she took it after some time again and pushed it into the fire, she did not let it remain there long, when she took it out again and reached it towards the children again—I took it out of her hand, threw it down, and said, "What do you mean?"—she said it was larking—I said, "Very often a
<hi rend="italic">lark comes to a linnet"</hi>—I threw the poker down again—she took it up and put it in the fire the fourth time, and she put her hands round the father's arms and said, so help her God, she should like to do so and so and make a freemason of him—Mrs. Connor was going to make some dumplings for her children's dinner, she had no dish to make them up on, and I went and got her one—I saw nothing more—I walked out and did not come in afterwards—I did not see the poker put to the baby—this was between 12 and 1 in the day, and the baby was burnt between 6 and 7 in the afternoon—I did not see the baby till between 10 and 11.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you not see the child about 8 o'clock, when I brought in a bottle of gin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between 10 and 11 in the night—I took the poker out of your hand between 12 and 1 three times—I am on my oath and it is not likely I should d----n my soul for you or any other person—I saw you put the poker into the fire.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-122" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COX</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, and live at 4, Gray's Inn-lane—on Saturday night, 16th February, about 11 o'clock, I was visited by Honora Connor, with a female child—I examined its private parts—it was suffering excruciating pain—it was bordering on a state of mortification—the extensive inflammation was seated on the right labia of the female organ of generation, and there were marks, corresponding to the instrument produced, of charred cuticle—the child was suffering from nervous excitement from pain—it was in a healthy condition generally, and well nourished—it was not in a low state—it was in a very excited state from great pain—such an inflammation as I saw would produce that excited state until the mortification made progress—having examined the marks I aw with the instrument, I have every reason to believe it was inflicted by that instrument, and by a burn—I have not the slightest doubt of that—I ordered a liniment, which my assistant made up—I was absent when called on the following day, and my assistant went and visited the child—that was on Sunday—I was summoned to go to the child—it died just as I arrived, about a quarter to 7 on Sunday evening, the 17th—I saw it dead at that time—it vas the same child—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> examination of the body twenty-four hours after death—the general appearance of the body was good, very well developed, and particularly fine for its age—it was particularly clean—the under and upper parts of both thighs were highly inflamed, and bore marks of the instrument, marks of burning, charred cuticle, completely destroyed—there was a corresponding mark on the outer side of the left foot, as though the instrument had been applied to the genital organ, and then in the movement to avoid it. H had caught the foot—the mark was slight on the foot, it had merely destroyed the surface of the cuticle, but it bore evident marks of the instrument produced—there was very extensive inflammation of the right labia passing to the internal parts of generation, extending to the bladder, and producing extensive inflammation into the pelvic cavity—I was very careful in my examination, and was unable to find any
<lb/>thing other than would have ensued from nervous excitement—the cause of</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What day in the week did she bring the child?
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>, On the Saturday night before it died—it appeared to have been kept very clean.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. She neglected the child in filth and dirt to go after charity, that is her character. I did not take the poker in my hand to injure any child, for I am a mother myself; they stood godmother and godfather to my second child. I have been a good friend to her in every way; my husband was fifteen or sixteen weeks out of work; we were obliged to sell our home, and I went to her for shelter. I did not do it with any bad feeling, it was dirt and neglect, and the place being so narrow, and I poking the fire with the poker. I did not mean to do it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER'S</hi>
<hi rend="italic">opening it appeared that the prisoners were with other at a public-house; when a bet being proposed, they deposited with the landlord the note in question, to be held by him as their portion of the stakes, and upon his discovering the note to be a forged one he gave them into custody. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">upon this state of facts, did not think they made out such an uttering as would support the indictment, unless some authority could be adduced</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was not aware of any direct authority, but where a forged receipt for rent had been produced it had been held to he a sufficient uttering. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">could not accept that as a case in point, for there it was clearly intended to be represented as a receipt</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for the prisoners</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">called attention to Reg. v. Shaukard, in Russell and Ryan. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">after consulting</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BARON CHANNELL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">was clearly of opinion that this was no uttering, and directed a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHARPE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18610225-243-offence-1 t18610225-name-130"/>Alfred Tabraham</persName>; they were also charged on the Coroner's inquisition with the like offence.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-131" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOSELEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Cock and Castle lane—on Sunday, 8th February, I went down into the neigbourhood of the Lea-bridge-road in a cart—the cart did not belong to me, only the horse—I did not come home in it; I walked—I saw Tabraham, the deceased man, there—he was brought home to my house, by his brother's horse and cart I believe—I saw a horse and cart going along, and I followed it to the forest—I saw a fight, not on the marshes, but in the forest—I saw the prisoner Wallis there; he was fighting with young Tabraham, whose Christian name, I believe, is Alfred, not Henry Tabraham—I have seen the brother Henry Tabraham here to-day</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see any of the other prisoners there?
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>, Impey—I did not see the man brought home—I saw him at home, after the fight, when I came home he was at my house—I believe he was then insensible, he could not speak—a doctor came to him—for what I know, it was between 11 and 12 o'clock in the morning that he was brought home—he died at 8 o'clock at night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> During the time you were there looking at the fight, was everything fair and straightforward?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Everything that I could see of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-132" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-132" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA MOSELEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—the deceased was a distant relation of mine—he was brought to my house on the Sunday, between 11 and 12 o'clock—I was with him when he died.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-133" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BURDER</persName> </hi>. I live at Wood-street, Walthamstow—I was present at the fight on the Forest, on Sunday morning, 27th January—I saw Wallis there—I saw eight or nine rounds, I should say—Wallis and the deceased were fighting—they fell at the end of each round—I cannot exactly say which generally fell underneath; one fell as much as the other—I also saw Neighbours and Impey—they were seconding the men; I could not tell which men—when the deceased or the prisoner was picked up, they washed him, and then both began again—I saw the last fall that took place—I believe Tabraham fell undermost then—I could not see what was the cause of that fall—I did not see any blow in particular on that occasion—he was taken afterwards to Nicholls', a blacksmith's shop, and washed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What were you doing at this fight?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was walking up Hagger-lane, it being Sunday morning; I saw a crowd, and went there—I was outside the crowd—I was not above ten yards froth the ring where they were fighting—there were a lot of other persons between me and the ring—two or three rounds before the fight was finished, I heard Wallis say that he wished to give up—I did not hear whether they would not let him stop or not—he went on again the next round.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see Neighbours there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I was not above ten yards from him—I am quite sure of that—I have always said so—I did not know Neighbours before—I saw him on the Wednesday afterwards at the coroner's inquest—the coroner pointed him out to me—he asked me if that man was one of the seconds, and then I said it was—I never said so before to-day, except to the coroner—I never said w before the Magistrate—he was not before the Magistrate—they told me his name—there were a great many people between me and him—I was standing on very high ground.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-134" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STRUTT</persName> </hi>. I live at 29, King Henry-street, Back-road, Kingsland—on this Sunday morning I saw some horses and carts going along Shackle
<lb/>well—I went with them—I saw two men fight in the Forest—I believe the deceased was one of the men—I did not know at the time who the other one was; I believe Wallis is the man—I did not see either of the other men there—I did not ride with the deceased in a cart.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-135" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TABRAHAM</persName> </hi>. I live at Albion-place, Hornsey-road, and am a greengrocer—the dead man was my brother Alfred—I was at this fight on the Forest, on Sunday, 27th January—I was thereat the second round—my</p>
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<p>brother and Wallis were fighting—some of the other prisoners were there, but I could not swear to them—I have seen them before—I saw my brother fall to the ground at the last round—I did not see what caused that—I went home with my brother to Moseley's—it was about 1 o'clock when I got there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-136" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BEWLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Royal College of Surgeons—on Sunday, 27th January, I was called to the house of Moseley, and saw the deceased man Tabraham—that was about 20 minutes past 3 o'clock—I found him perfectly insensible, in a state of collapse—I examined his body—I found his head slightly bruised; different protuberances about the head; and one rather severe blow under the chin—he was perfectly insensible, not to be roused up—he died that evening, about a little after 8 o'clock—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> examination in conjunction with Mr. Duplex—I examined the head and state of the brain—I found the brain generally healthy; there was some amount of extravasation in the left hemisphere—on the front portion of the brain, on the left side, there was an escape of blood; about a teaspoonful—I found one external mark, a bruise, corres
<lb/>ponding to that—that extravasation of the blood was the cause of death.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Might that blow be caused by the effect of a blow from a fist, or from a fall on the ground violently?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It might be caused by a fall.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it not more likely that the fall would cause it, than the blow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should think it was more likely than a blow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Suppose a man carried home in a cart, put into the cart awkwardly; might it be caused by the striking of his head against any portion of the cart?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It might be—I think it quite possible.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-137" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DUPLEX</persName> </hi>. I reside at 60, Torrington-square, and am a member of the Royal College of Physicians, at Edinburgh—by order of the coroner I made a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> examination of the deceased man—I heard the last witness's evidence—there was a very considerable bruise on the left temple, which had disorganised the temporal muscle, completely lacerated it; and underneath the skull, corresponding with that locality, I found a quantity of blood extravasated, from the rupture of the vessel—death unquestionably arose from that extravasation—the organs of the body generally were healthy—I infer, from what I saw, that the death of the man was occasioned by a fall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would such a fall as a senseless body being lifted into a cart, and then dropped down, would that cause death like this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should think that it would want a heavier blow than that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> If in any part of the transit his head might have been knocked against any portion of the cart, would that have caused concussion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That would not have caused extravasation—I have no doubt at all myself as to the death being caused by the fall, and not by the blow of the fist, from the situation of the injury.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">only</hi>, with feloniously killing and slaying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18610225-244-offence-1 t18610225-name-139"/>Mary Ann Dudley</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Grand Jury having in this case ignored the bill</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the part of the prosecution, offered no evidence on the inquisition.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1861.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARON CHANNELL</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUMPHERY</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GABRIEL</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Channell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD GANDELL</hi>(59)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intend to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GIFFARD, POLAND</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEADOWS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARELLI</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent, of 10, Trump-street, Cheap
<lb/>side—in June last, I was agent to Joseph Marshall and Co. of Leeds, cloth merchants, and went to the premises of Gandell and Co. in Greenwich-street, which is in a line with the water—it is the premises marked C on this plan (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the under part, I believe, belongs to the copper company—I had never been there before—this gateway is the entrance to the premises—I think the entrance is in Greenwich-street, and not by a door in the gateway—the packing business was being carried on there—I did not see the prisoner on my first call, and I do not think I left any patterns—I called again, perhaps two or three days after, and saw the prisoner in his counting-house at the end of the warehouse—it looked out on the water—I took some patterns of blue cloth with me—I said that I had the pleasure of representing Joseph Marshall and Co., of Leeds, in the cloth trade, and showed him some patterns of blue cloth which I then had in my warehouse—I left them with him, and he asked me to come again in a day or two—I did not know his name at that time—I only knew him as Mr. Gandell—I had applied for Mr. Gandell, and I. was shown into the counting-house to him—that was the second time—the person I asked took me forward into the counting-house, and said, "There is Mr. Gandell"—I saw no other Mr. Gandell—the prisoner was the only party I saw at any time to have any conversation with—I called again in two or three days, and went into the counting-house—I never spoke to him in any place but the counting-house, and I do not think I ever went without asking for Mr. Gandell—he said on that occasion, "You can send in those pieces that you have"—I agreed to do so—I do not remember arranging at that time how they were to be paid for—when I sent them in he told roe he could buy a lot of goods for the market, such as black, and Oxford mixture, and brown. medley, and that he could do a large business for me—perhaps that was a day or two after I had agreed to send in the cloth—I told him the nature of the goods, and I think at that time he said he would buy the other goods of me if I could get up patterns of them—I got patterns up from Leeds, from Joseph Marshall and Co., and saw the prisoner about them in his counting-house—some of them were purchased, and he told me that he could buy a lot of goods for the China market, a class of goods we call Spanish stripes—I said that at present I had nothing in that way, except a small lot of eight and a quarter coloured cloths which I had, representing Thomas Conyers and Co., of Leeds, whose agent I was—I pulled the patterns out of my pocket, showed them to him, and I think I left him ten or twelve of them, and promised to call again—I saw him again a few days afterwards, and he said that he would take them—that was I should imagine, in the early part of June—I asked him for a reference, as I like to have a reference with any new customer—he gave me a reference to a house at Bradford, by word of mouth, and I think I wrote it in my</p>
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<p>pocket-book at the time; but will not swear to that—I then wrote to Marshall's, giving the reference—that was before I went about Conyers' goods—the reference the prisoner gave me when Coyners' goods were ordered, was at a house in Halifax—will you allow me to say that he may have written it on a small slip of paper, and given to me, but if so it was verbally as well—if it was given me merely by word of mouth, I should make a memorandum of it—whatever it was I communicated it to my principal—I said to the prisoner, when Conyers' goods were ordered, that my men were little men and preferred cash—he said that he could not pay cash, but he would accept a bill at four months from the date of the invoice—I agreed to that—we had agreed upon the price—I communicated the order to Conyers, and the goods were afterwards sent in direct from Leeds; not through me—it was after I got the reference and sent it into the country, that Marshall's goods were sent in; not many days after, but time enough to make inquiry—I recollect Mr. Conyers coming up to London—I do not think that was on 18th June, but it was on a Monday—the bill was drawn on the 18th—I went with him to the premises in Greenwich-street, and introduced him to the prisoner—I said, "Mr. Gandell, I have the pleasure of introducing Mr. Conyers, of Leeds, to you"—Mr. Conyers then said that he had brought up the bill for his acceptance, producing this bill—(an invoice had been sent in; that would go from Leeds, it was not produced at this interview)—the bill bore date 14th June, and was addressed "Messrs. Thomas Gandell and Co. 79, Thames-street, London"—the prisoner looked at it, and drew his pen through the word Thomas, saying, "We always accept as Gandell and Co.," but turning round to Mr. Conyers, he said, "It makes no difference, the firm is the same"—he made other alterations, but I only noticed his striking the pen through "Thomas"—the address is altered—he has introduced the words "Joiner's Hall-building, Upper Thames-street"—I know Mr. Conyers' writing—it is not his, and it is not mine—the prisoner then said he wished the bill re-drawn, and he would accept it—I did not notice whether anything was said about the date, but I see that the date is altered from the 14th to the 18th—Mr. Conyen then returned to ray warehouse, taking this with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you known the firm Thomas Gandell & Co.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never before my first calling on them, but I had heard of them for many years as packers—I have seen the name on carts about the City since 1856, and before, but I did not know where they carried on business till I called upon them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know that since 1856, the part marked B on this plan has been given up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I knew nothing of the firm or the locality of it till I called on my first transaction—I only knew that there was such a firm—a great many persons know that there is such a firm as Childs and Co. but I do not know where it is—I went to the prisoner quite unsolicited by him—I took' an order-book, do you think I took a
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi> of paper?—I told his Lordship that I took an order-book—I have not the order-book here, because I came this morning, not knowing the trial would take place, for I was told that the bill was not found—this is the first time that my attention has been called to the order-book—I have not been examined by an attorney—I do not know that I have looked in my book, with regard to Marshall, since the investigation at the police-court, but cannot say positively—Mar
<lb/>shall's transaction was entered merely "Gandell, of Thames-street"—in the case of Thomas Conyers I looked at the book, but in taking the name of Gandell and Co. I did not take the Christian name—the referees in Conyers'</p>
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<p>affair were Peeles of Bradford—I have known the firm of Gandell and Co. a long time, and I believed it to be the firm of Thomas Gandell and Co. when I first sent in the reference to Marshall's—I always knew the firm as Thomas Gandell and Co.—I never asked the prisoner what position he held in the firm—I had only known the firm as hot pressers and packers, never as merchants or consignees of goods—I had not known them to be carrying on the trade of exporters for more than three weeks or a month before I called on the prisoner—that was the first time in all these years that I heard that they were exporting goods—it did not strike me to ask the prisoner how long the firm had been engaged in exporting, or to ask whether it really was the firm of Thomas Gandell and Co. which was exporting—when I use the word "export," I mean selling as well as exporting—I have known other packers; there is Perrett and Watts—I never knew men engaged in the business of packing, ship goods on their own account, but perhaps, my Lord, you will allow me to make a remark; my first reason in calling on Gandell and Co. was that they had been concerned in packing goods to Hudson's Bay, and on that occasion they were trying to do a little business on the quiet—I should say it is not a common thing for packers to ship goods on their own account, but many people profess one trade and carry on another—whether light or wrong, I supposed that by carrying on the business of packers they were shipping on their own account, and that led me to apply to them—I think it was on the quiet something; out of their ordinary course of business—I should say Mr. Conyers came up to town a week or a fortnight after I had received the order for him—I cannot say exactly—the arrangement was that the bill was to be drawn from the date of the invoice—Mr. Conyers did not know the firm of Gandell and Co., my clients are not supposed to know all the firms I call on—I did not tell Conyers that they were doing a little shipping on the quiet—I do not know that I told him they were packers—I did not tell him that they were shippers—I gave him the reference—when he came to town I told him something, and took him to Thomas Gandell and Co. of Thames-street—I did not tell him who they were, I took him to see for himself, and I think he saw that they were packers—he must have known the nature of the order at that time, because he executed it—he was present at the presentation of the bill—there was only one conversation in reference to the bill—there is no drawer's name on this bill, but it is not a bill, it is a stamped piece of paper—I do not know that Thomas Gandell and Co. banked at the Bank of England—I saw a piece of paper on the prisoner's desk, with "Messrs. Price" on it, and I imagined that Messrs. Gandell banked at Sir Charles Price's, and I do not know whether he did not give me that reference—my impression is that he did bank at Price's—I cannot say that he gave a reference to Sir Charles Price—I never went to Sir Charles Price—I cannot say whether Mr. Conyers or myself presented this piece of paper, we were both together—we were both in the room when he scratched out the "Thomas"—I made no observation to the prisoner then—it was a momentary transaction—I will swear that the form of expression was," We do not accept as Thomas Gandell and Co."—I did not notice that he laid any emphasis on the word "we"—I did not hear at the time how long the firm had been shipping goods—I do not know since, that bills to the extent of about 10,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. have been met at Sir Charles Price's, certainly not; how am I to know t—I could not go into his private business—it is not likely that I could go to a person and find out what bills had been met—I know nothing of Thomas Gandell and Co.'s bankers—the prisoner on one occasion spoke to me about black cloth mixture, which, I understood</p>
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<p>him, was for the India market—I do not know that those goods are suitable for the India market, but shippers send out strange things sometimes—I believe that stripes are especially suited for the China market—it is a very light fabric of cloth—at the time when the "Thomas" was erased, the prisoner did not say that he had no authority to accept as Thomas Gandell, certainly not; you may take that down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you selling on the terms of guaranteeing the payment?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not guarantee the account—when I first called I did not see him—when I called again it was not by specific appointment for 10, 11, or 12 o'clock—no particular time or day was stated—I introduced Mr. Conyers—the intended drawer and acceptor were then both there, and if they had put their names it would have been complete—this bill (
<hi rend="italic">The forged one</hi>) is in the clerk's writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CRIPPS</persName> </hi>. I am a draughtsman and surveyor—I was employed by Messrs. Davis to make this plan of the premises—I made it on 11th and 12th January—it is correct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is Joiner's Hall this space here, and ought it not to be coloured the same as A and B?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—that shows the plan of the premises over-head—this which is marked Joiner's Hall, is part of the premises coloured pink—it is an upper storey of Joiner's Hall—I believe it is used as stowage for wine—taking the square which is denoted by the pink lines, you get the basement, and taking the other, you get the whole, with the exception of a court cutting in here—I do not know whether they were all in Gandell's occupation.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-143" type="given" value="THOMAS KILBURN"/>THOMAS KILBURN CONYERS</persName> </hi>. I am a manufacturer, carrying on business at Leeds, under the name of Conyers and Co.—between 9th and 12th June I received a communication from Mr. Barelli, in consequence of which we made inquiries about the firm, after which we executed an order—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the invoice we sent to London by post—it is in my clerk's writing, he posted it—the goods corresponding with these invoices were sent—I did not see any of the invoices, but I saw the goods previously to their being packed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-144" type="given" value="JOHN NICHOLAS"/>JOHN NICHOLAS MASON</persName> </hi>. I am solicitor to the assignees under the bank
<lb/>ruptcy of Gandell and Todd—I found this paper among the papers in that bankruptcy—I produce it as solicitor to the assignees (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">object to this being produced, unless it came from the messenger who was the proper officer; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">withdrew it for the present</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-145" type="given" value="THOMAS KILBURN"/>THOMAS KILBURN CONYERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">continued</hi>). I never saw that paper in London, till a fortnight or three weeks ago—I came to London on 18th June, and went with Mr. Barelli to the premises in Greenwich-street—he introduced me to the prisoner as Mr. Conyers, a manufacturers of Leeds—we commenced a conversation about Spanish stripes and cloths—I pre
<lb/>sented the bill, and Mr. Gandell struck out the name of Thomas, and altered the date from the 14th to the 18th, and wrote "Joiner's Hall-building". Upper Thames-street"—he requested me to draw another bill in the name of Gandell and Co.—he said, "We accept Gandell and Co. but the firm is the same"—I was desired to draw a fresh bill and send it down—I agreed to do so—I afterwards drew this other bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,) and it was afterwards brought to me, accepted as it now is—I negociated it, and it was returned about 24th October.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-146" type="given" value="CRESCENS"/>CRESCENS ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale stationer, of 79, Upper Thames-street—I have carried on business there since 1853—I know the name of Woodwell, of Joiner's Hall-buildings—my place is at the corner of Joiner's</p>
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<p>Hall-buildings, and the other corner is No 80—Joiner's Hall leads down Greenwich-street—I know the firm of Thomas Gandell and Co.—they carried on business at Joiner's Hall, in Joiners Hall-buildings, when I first knew them—they were there when I took occupation of my premises in 1803—I do not remember the exact time—they were there two years I should think—they then moved to Joiner's-street, which is immediately at the end of Joiner's Hall-buildings—this part, the new premises, are letter C on the plan—Joiner's Hall-buildings, is a private passage, between No. 79 and 80—as you go towards Joiner's-street No. 80 is on the left—it is this block of buildings marked E, and No. 79 is the opposite comer—when they removed, it was to the part marked C—since they removed from Joiner's Hall-buildings, there has been no firm that I know of, of Thomas Gandell, carrying on business as packers there—Mr. Thomas Gandell's private resi
<lb/>dence is there—that is the part marked A and B.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you recollect when Thomas Gan
<lb/>dell and Co. left?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I do not think it was more than two years ago—they have not carried on business as packers at Joiner's Hall at all since they left—part of the premises are in the occupation of Messrs. Cairns and Son, wharfingers; the business premises—they have been so ever since, as far as I know—there never was a name written up—the name of Cairns is not written up now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you remember what name was written up at the premises in Greenwich-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I do not remember if there was any name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-147" type="given" value="EDWIN BULLOCK"/>EDWIN BULLOCK WATTS</persName> </hi>. I am an officer of the Court of Appeal in Bank
<lb/>ruptcy—I am in the chief registrar's office—the affidavits of bankrupts are filed there—I produce these papers from the file in the chief registrar's office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you get it from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From the chief Regis
<lb/>trar's office—I am clerk there, and these papers are filed there—all I can say is that I have brought them here off the file, by order of the Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-148" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SEDGER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the bank of Sir Charles Price and Co.—the prisoner kept an account there—the signature to this affidavit is his, to the best of my belief—I have constantly seen his signatures, and acted on them—the acceptance to this bill "Gandell and Co." is in the prisoner's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Does his father, Thomas Gandell, keep an account?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not with our firm—the prisoner has banked there as long as I have been there, which is over twelve years—during the last eighteen months, bills have been paid into the bank, which we have honoured, accepted by Gandell and Co., and for a longer period than that—I cannot say that for the seven months preceding the bankruptcy, we have honoured bills signed Gandell and Co. to upwards of 10,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; but to a large sum—they have been in the same form as this precisely, with the exception of the drawer's name—during the preceding eleven months, the bills we have had, have amounted to a very large sum.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it the course to provide you with funds?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There were always funds provided. (
<hi rend="italic">The affidavit was here read: it was signed by the prisoner, and stated that his father, Thomas Gandell, for many years carried on business at Joiners' Hall, as "Thomas Gandell and Co." in whose name bills were usually accepted down to the present time; that he never represented him
<lb/>self as the partner of Thomas Gandell, lately deceased, or that the goods purchased by him were purchased on the joint account, though it was possible</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">that some persons not acquainted with the nature of his business, might suppose that he was buying on account of Thomas Gandell, but such was not the fact, and that he had no intention to deceive, the purchase being made on the account of himself and Henry John Todd</hi>.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES AUSTIN</persName> </hi>. I am one of the ushers of the Court of Bank
<lb/>ruptcy—I produce an examination taken in that Court, of Edward Gandell, on 2d August: and another on 22d September—they purport to be signed Edward Gandell.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-150" type="surname" value="SEDGER"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-150" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SEDGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I believe this to be signed by the prisoner. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected to this evidence, which he founded on the case of Reginav. Scott</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered the evidence admissible, referring to the case of Regina v. Cross, 7 Cox's Criminal Cases, where it was laid down that the "examination of a bankrupt is admissible in evidence against him on a criminal charge arising out of the very matters upon which he was examined." The ex
<lb/>aminations were then put in</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18610225-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-151" type="surname" value="DENTON"/>
<interp inst="t18610225-name-151" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DENTON</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of Messrs. Fresh field and New
<lb/>man, solicitors to Messrs. Smith, Payne, and Smith—I attended at the ex
<lb/>amination and examined the prisoner myself—I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Smith, Payne, and Smith—it purports to come from George and Down
<lb/>ing—I showed it to the prisoner when he was under his examination—it is not marked by the Commissioner. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that the prisoner was no party whatever to this letter, and therefore that it was not admissible. The Court was of opinion that as the prisoner interpreted that letter in his ex
<lb/>amination, it was evidence against him. The letter was from Messrs. George and Downing to Messrs. Smith, Payne, and Smith: it stated that Edward Gandell was not a partner in the house of Gandell and Co., and had nothing to do with it; that Thomas Gandell was a gentleman of 87 years of age, and had for seven years carried on alone his business of a packer, his son, Edward Gandell, having been for years in his father's service at a weekly salary of 51 and that they were never in partnership.—Bills read: "London, June, 1860. Drawn on Messrs. Gandell and Co., Joiners' Hall-buildings, Upper Thames street, for </hi>109
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic"> four months after date, payable at Sir Charles Price's and Co., bankers, London. Gandell and Co."—"June 18, 1860. Four months after date pay to our order,</hi> 109
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">value received, Messrs. Thomas Gandell and Co., 79, Thames-street, London," altered to "Messrs. Gandell and Co., Joineri Hall-buildings, 79, Upper Thames-street."—
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi> contended that there was no forgery proved, forgery being either the false making of an instrument or the altering a genuine instrument with a view to prejudice another party, and that there was no evidence that this bill was a genuine instrument of the person whose name it bore</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi> contended that the name of Gandell and Co. had been used for two years, and not for the purpose of fraud.
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that it was a question for the jury whether the prisoner led Mr. Conyers to believe that the new bill accepted by him was the acceptance of Thoman Gandell and Co., though they would not accept in that name, or of a firm who had no existence at all, but if he did it with the intention ta defraud, the offence was complete.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18610225-245-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—(
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 404.)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIR DOURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1861.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ORRIDGE</hi>
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