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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court.</p>
<p>Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, January 27th, 1862, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the Right Hon.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CUBITT</hi>, Lord Mayor of the City of London; Sir William Fry Chanwell, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Thomas Sidney, Esq.; and Sir Robert Walter Carden, Knt., M.P.; Aldermen of the said City; Russell Gurney, Esq., Q.C. Recorder of the said City; William Anderson Rose, Esq.; William Lawrence, Esq.; Edward Conder, Esq.; James Abbiss, Esq.; and James Clarke Lawrence, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; Thomas Chambers, Esq., Q.C. Common Serjeant of the said City; and Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq., Judge of the 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">GEORGE JOSEPH COCKERELL</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM HOLME TWENTYMAN</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK FARRAR</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. SECOND MAYORALTY</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH 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, January</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1862.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM LAWRENCE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES LAWRENCE</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE GIBBS</hi> (19)</persName>, was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18620127-205-offence-1 t18620127-name-2"/>John Edward Pratt</persName>; he was also charged on the Coroner's inquisi
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-3" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HODGSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, East-street, Chelsea, and am a mason's labourer—on Saturday, 28th December, about 3 o'clock, I was in Mr. Crowther's kitchen—the prisoner was there, and my brother-in-law, Pratt, and Mr. Francis—my brother-in-law was going to strike the prisoner—Gibbs said, "He has insulted me before," and made a hit at him—they then went into the yard, and Mr. Crowther came in and told the prisoner to put the horse in the cart—we stood at the gate, and Mr. Crowther asked me if I would have something to drink—we went to a public-house; he stood a quartern of rum—I said in the public-house, "I will go and take my brother-in-law away; I did so—I got him out, and we went into Bond-street, and met the prisoner and Francis—Pratt said, "That is the man that insulted me;" that was Gibbs—Gibbs took him by the shoulders, and began shaking him—I got up to them, and Gibbs let go—I passed between them, and Gibbs came before me and hit my brother-in-law on the mouth, and knocked him down—I did not see him struck, but I heard the blow, and looked round and saw my brother-in-law lying down in the road—a man helped me to pick him up and set him on the kerb—his head dropped down, and he was bleeding from the nose and mouth—the prisoner and Francis walked away—I took the deoeased home to my place, which was about half a dozen yards off, and sent for Mr. Daniels, the doctor, who came in about three-quarters of an hour—the deceased lay on the sofa in my back parlour—he never spoke afterwards—he died on the following Sunday afternoon, between 3 and 4.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was this Mr. Crowther's house that</p>
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<p>you were in before you went to the Blenheim?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he was my employer before Christmas, and was the prisoner's employer—I was in the kitchen, because Mrs. Crowther asked me to go in—I cannot tell you how the deceased came there—I did not hear Gibbs say that Mr. Crowther had desired him to leave—no such words were spoken while I was there—I was examined before the Coroner—I did not hear the prisoner say in the kitchen that Mr. Crowther had desired him to leave—he has said so since—I did not see any drink in the kitchen—my brother-in-law was not drunk—he talked to me quietly enough—he had been drinking—the prisoner left to put a pony in the cart; that was after they had quarrelled in the kitchen—his mistress did not tell him in my hearing to get the deceased out of the kitchen—I did not say so before the Coroner—I first saw the deceased in the kitchen about 12 o'clock—I had nothing to drink there—I went away between 12 and 1, and returned about 3—my brother-in-law was still there, and the prisoner—they were in the yard, and as I went through they followed me into the kitchen; my brother-in-law was not then drunk; he had been drinking—I think the prisoner said the deceased had insulted him, or else insulted one of the others who had been there—Mr. Crowther said to his wife that he was very much surprised at her having a parcel of men in the house when we were going to a funeral—I did not hear it stated that Mr. and Mrs. Crowther had requested Gibbs desire the deceased to leave—we did not adjourn to the Blenheim—we were going towards it when we met Gibbs and Francis—I had been there with Mr. Crowther, but not with my brother-in-law—Gibbs and the deceased were passing one another when the deceased first addressed Gibbs—they would have passed, as far as I could judge, if the deceased had not said, "That is the man that insulted me"—Gibbs took the deceased by the shoulders; the deceased had a pipe in his mouth, and Gibbs said, "That pipe does not belong to you"—the other one said, "I know that, and it does not belong to you; if there is anything amiss I will rectify that with Mr. Crowther"—I believe the pipe belonged to Mr. Crowther's nephew—there was not the least scuffle between them, only Gibbs had him by the shoulders—some men laid hold of one of the deceased's arms, and I had the other, and we dragged him home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-4" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CRISP</persName> </hi>. I have retired from business, and live at 70, King's-road, Chelsea—on this day I was coming along Bond-street, with my wife, about 4 o'clock, and heard a little bit of a wrangling; very little—I saw the prisoner knock the deceased down with his fist into the road—he fell back
<lb/>wards, and his head sounded as if his skull was smashed—it was like the smashing of a large flower-pot—two men picked him up; he was bleeding at the mouth and side of the head—he was senseless—I followed the prisoner to see if I could see a policeman to give him in charge, but could not find one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see the prisoner and the deceased scuffling together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I saw the prisoner and the man who was with him scuffling—his name is Francis—the deceased was standing as upright as I am now—there were four altogether, with the brother-in-law of the deceased, but he was standing iu the road at a little distance.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Whom did you see Francis scuffling with?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> With the prisoner—they seemed to be mauling one another about—the deceased could stand and walk well—he was standing up smoking his pipe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-5" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FRANCIS</persName> </hi>. I am a stone mason, of Bond-street, Chelsea—I saw the deceased, and the prisoner, and his brother-in-law in Bond-street</p>
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<p>together—the quarrel was about a pipe—the prisoner said to the deceased, "That pipe don't belong to you"—he said, "No, nor to you; when they want it let them fetch it"—they had a few words, and the prisoner caught hold of the deceased—he said, "Don't handle me, and I will let go"—I was talking to the deceased's brother-in-law when the prisoner struck him—I helped to pick him up—the deceased was intoxicated; it was as much as he could do to walk before he was struck—the pavement was not slippery from frost—I saw the blow; it was on the mouth—it was not particularly heavy—I did not stop to see whether it was bleeding.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you in Mr. Crowther's house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not hear Mr. Crowther desire Gibbs to request the deceased to leave the kitchen; but the prisoner told me so just before the blow was struck—there was a quarrel between the prisoner and the deceased in the kitchen—I did not hear the words, but I saw them motioning—the deceased was drunk at that time, and the prisoner had been drinking—Mrs. Crowther was not there at that time—I heard the prisoner say that he had taken a pipe out of the kitchen belonging to Mr. Crowther—he had it in his hand—I heard the deceased say, "That is the man that insulted me," as they were passing, and the prisoner turned back and went up to the deceased, but merely caught hold of him—the deceased said, "Don't handle me"—I saw the blow struck—the deceased said something—they were quarrelling, but I could not hear the words—it was not a very heavy blow—if the man had been sober I do not think he would have fallen—he was standing about half way on the pavement—it is not a narrow pavement—his shoulder came on the kerbstone, and his head in the road—the kerb is six or seven inches high from the road—if he had fallen in the road altogether the blow would not have been nearly so great—I have known the prisoner about six months—he is in Mr. Crowther's employment—he is a quiet, inoffensive man—I never saw him the worse for liquor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-6" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN DANIELS</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 222, King's-road, Chelsea—on Saturday, 28th December, I saw the deceased—he was then insensible from concussion of the brain—he died on the Sunday—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> examination on the following Tuesday—I heard that he had been knocked down—I saw that he had a contused wound on the side of the head—on opening the skull I found that he had received a fracture of the skull on the right side, nine or ten inches long—the cause of death was a large clot of blood which accumulated under the fracture; three or four ounces, making a heavy pressure on the brain—falling on the hard pavement would be likely to cause such an injury—he must have fallen with very great violence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-7" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CROWTHER</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you known the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About eight months—I have always found him a quiet, inoffensive man, and had a high opinion of him—I recollect the day when these men were drunk in my kitchen, but I was very busy—I desired the prisoner about half-past 3 to request the deceased to leave, as I did not wish him to be drinking in my kitchen—I believe my sawyer had brought him there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you there at the time the blow was struck?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I saw them scuffling together before the blow was struck—I distinctly saw the blow while they were iu the act of scuffling—I think it was the man who was with the man who struck the blow, was scuffling with Gibbs—I saw the prisoner and the deceased scuffling—I saw him catch hold of his shoulder, and it was while so scuffling that the blow was struck.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the deceased doing in the way of scuffling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was standing with his back to the kerb; that is all, and the man struck him then—I only know what my husband said—we were both together.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-9" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DEERING</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury.—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. which he had received as servant to
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-14" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BAYLIS</persName> </hi>. I reside at 149, Whitechapel-road, and am an oil and colourman—I had purchased a quantity of soap from the prosecutors, of Brentford, to the amount of 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the prisoner called on me in Decem
<lb/>ber in reference to that account—I had ordered the soap of the prisoner in November, I think—I paid him the 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 24th December, he gave me this receipt for 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s. (produced</hi>)—I saw him sign it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You deal largely with Rowe and Co. do you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not very—I had paid the prisoner several sums before, as many as twelve times perhaps, or more than that—I never found a mis
<lb/>take before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I paid it to the prisoner in a cheque, and saw him sign the receipt.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I received his receipt, and saw him sign it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-17" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES CROSS</persName> </hi>. I am one of the partners of Thomas Berry Rowe, and Co.—the prisoner was engaged by us in July last—his duty was to come to Brentford every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon or evening, and to pay in all moneys received up to the time of his being there—he paid the moneys, over to me,—on 18th December last, or after it, we did not receive from him the sum of 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. due by Mr. Milton—it should have been paid on Tuesday or Thursday next, following, the date of the receipt—the 18th was on a Wednesday—if received on Wednesday, it should have been paid at Brentford the next day, Thursday—we did not on that following Thurs
<lb/>day, or any other day, receive from him the sum of 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I can tell you whether I received any moneys from him on 19th by reference to our book I have here (
<hi rend="italic">referring</hi>)—there was no money received from him that day, not an entry at all—we have a customer of the name of Baylis—if the prisoner received money on 24th December, it would be his duty to account on the Tuesday, the very day—he handed me in an account on the Tuesday, 24th,</p>
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<p>the same day that this was received—he handed me several moneys—1 have in my own handwriting, the account containing various sums, among others there was a sum which he acknowledged having received from Mr. Baylis for 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he never paid me the remainder, either then or any other occasion—I did not, on 2nd January, receive from him a sum of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on account of Mr. Gillett—he did not come to Brentford at all on the 2d—he wrote to excuse himself from coming on that day—he was apprehended on the following Friday night, the 3d, or early on Saturday morning the 4th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You reside at Brentford?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the prisoner resides at Greenwich—he stated that he resided there when our firm first engaged him—he was paid by commission, with a guarantee of a minimum sum, amounting to 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year, it never exceeded that—I was present when our firm engaged the prisoner—he was asked where he had been before, and on being told, we asked him what amount of soap he thought he would be likely to sell for us, judging from his experience at the last house he was with—he stated he thought, with his connexion, he would be able to sell so much soap—we were satisfied with the way in which he took orders for us—there was a verbal arrangement with him at the time he came, that he was to spend his whole time in London taking orders for us, and receiving payment for the same—the manner in which he was to pay, was, that he was to come down every Tuesday and Thursday to Brentford, and pay in at those times, all the moneys he had received on account, up to the time of his coming; he has paid moneys into a bank in London on our account—I do not recollect, on any one occasion, his paying to me moneys that he received from one person to the account of another—I do not recollect the case of a man of the name of Flash, which by mistake, was paid to the account of Case—I am mostly at Brentford—when he pays me in money, he gives me the account on paper—I have one paper that was paid in to me on 24th—I think the paper of Thursday, 19th December, is there—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), the prisoner might have paid Milton's account to one of my partners if I had not been there—the entries are in my handwriting generally—the entry of 24th December, is my handwriting—the entries are not all in my handwriting—he paid in altogether on 24th December, 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I gave him into custody when I discovered the error in Milton's case.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you then institute other inquiries?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We did, and the result was, that he was given in custody on a Magistrate's warrant—this is the account of 19th December, he handed to me—Brown of Upper Thames-street was a customer of ours—the sum was 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., that was all the money he accounted for receiving on 19th—these four persons on the 24th were all customers of ours, owing us money—when he has paid money into the bank in London, he has always written to say so—he has never done so in reference to these three sums.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutors.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the property of
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-20" type="given" value="JOHN PRICE"/>JOHN PRICE OLDACRE</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant in the establishment of Messrs. James Allan and Badger, Cheapside—the prisoner was in their employment as packer, and had been about five years—I was not present when Gaylor the detective, produced three felt hats—this hat (
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<p>it is a private mark, the selling price, that is not removed when we sell the hat—I do not know that it has not been sold, only it was found at the prisoner's house—I know it was once the property of my employer—they are worth 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; they are quite new.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-21" type="given" value="CHARLES THOMAS"/>CHARLES THOMAS GAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am one of the detective officers of the City—on a Saturday, at the latter part of December, I went to Messrs. Allan and Badger's warehouse, in Cheapside—I there saw the prisoner—I asked for his address, and he gave me 15, Aldersgate-buildings, Aldersgate-street—I went there—I saw his wife and family there—I found there the three hats I have produced, and a thin paper bag—I brought them back to Messrs. Allan and Badger's—I showed them to the prisoner, told him where I had found them, and asked how he accounted for the possession of them—he said they were Messrs. Allan and Badger's; that he took them home that morning from the top warehouse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You did not find them secreted in any way, did you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were in a paper bag between the bedstead and the window, on a box or something.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not take the hats with the intention of stealing them. I intended to return them on the Monday. I was asked by a young man to buy him a felt hat, and seeing these three, I thought I would take them and try them on, and he would very likely give an order for three or four more. I knew I could get a reduction on the price, and so earn an honest shilling or two for my trouble, and return them into stock again on Monday morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OLDACRE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The prisoner was not allowed to sell any hats without consent—if persons in our employment ask our permission, we sometimes let them take a thing out on approbation; but not without having them first entered—I have no recollection of the prisoner's ever having done such a thing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18620127-name-22" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18620127-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-name-22" type="surname" value="GAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-name-22" type="given" value="CHARLES THOMAS"/>CHARLES THOMAS GAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The prisoner said nothing about taking them out in order to sell them, at the time he was taken into custody; he merely said he took them from the top warehouse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-23" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BADGER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the prosecutors—we had communicated with the officer previous to the prisoner being given into custody—I had an interview with the prisoner after the officer returned from his lodgings with the felt hats—the prisoner said he must acknowledge he had stolen them in the morning—he used the word "stolen."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I said I owned that I took them in the morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> My firm belief is that he said he had stolen them—I would not undertake to swear it—he said nothing about taking them out to show a customer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18620127-209-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">The prosecutor stated that he had lost a considerable quantity of property, which the prisoner had stolen and forwarded to a brother of his who was in employment at Worcester.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did you see the prisoner do to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw him draw the watch from my pocket; and I instantly caught his hand with it—I said so before the Magistrate—I think I should know the man again who was walking with me—he kept in close conversa
<lb/>tion with me till we fell in with the other four—I rather suspected him; he forced his discourse on me—it was not that man that pulled my watch out, it was the prisoner—there might have been three or four surrounded me—I was rather flurried at the time; being so feeble; I have been para
<lb/>lyzed for some time—I had not drank anything; I am not allowed to do so, being under the doctor—the watch was worth thirty guineas.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 258). On 20th January, about 4 o'clock, I was at the end of Long-lane, and heard a cry of "Seize that man!" at that moment the prisoner darted by me—I am sure he is the man—I recognised him, and grasped at him—I took him to the station—some money and a key was found on him—at the time this occurrence took place there was a large crowd of persons assembled, owing to a collision between two vehicles—the prisoner gave an address which I could not find out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What was the address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 10, Ely-court, Holborn—I went there, but he was not known there—I inquired of the persons living in the house—none of them are here—the crowd of persons was mostly at a stand still, owing to the collision—this made a commotion amongst them—they were principally stationary—the first I noticed to move was the prisoner, and that principally caused the commotion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was has read as follows:</hi>—"There was a crowd, and I made my way through the crowd, and happened to knock up against this gentleman, and he gave me into custody. I told him I had not been doing anything."</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-210-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the till; that was all taken—amongst the copper I lost there was a penny and a halfpenny that I had put in that night after I came home, and there was also a fourpenny piece with a hole in it—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at some money produced by the policeman</hi>) here is the penny and halfpenny that I put in my till at 3 o'clock that morning—the fourpenny-piece is not here—these cigars (
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-33" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET STARK</persName> </hi>. I live at Mr. Britnell's, and assist in the business—on the night previous to the robbery I was serving in the bar, and saw the three prisoners there together—they were there at 12 o'clock—they left at that time, and came in two or three minutes after 12, and they left together at that time—they were the last persons in the house—they did not purchase any cigars there, or have any spirits to drink—they drank beer—Notley and Perry had sticks with them like these—this is the stick Notley had, and this is the one Perry had twisting round his finger in the room—when they left at 12 o'clock they took their sticks away with them—I am sure they did not leave them behind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Notley. Q.</hi> What was there that lead you to notice my having a stick?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw it in your hand as you stood at the bar—it was a peculiar looking stick for a soldier to use, and that made me look at it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-34" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HASLON</persName> </hi>. I am troop-sergeant in the 5th Lancers—the prisoners belong to that regiment—they were taken into custody on 16th January—I looked at Notley's
<hi rend="italic">kit,</hi> and found a quantity of coppers in the pillow of his bed—I gave them to Blake, the constable—these boots (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are regi
<lb/>mental boots—this spur is numbered 324—that is the number of Watkin's arms—each man's arms are numbered separately, and this spur has Watkin's number.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Notley. Q.</hi> Did you find the money in my place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; in your bed—there are no marks to the beds, but it was the bed you had left and folded up a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policman, T</hi> 238). On the morning of the 16th, in consequence of information, I went to the barrack-room where the prisoners were sleeping—I found them in bed—I searched Perry's bed, and found one pickwick underneath the bed—he appeared to be very drunk—he was taken to the guard-room—I was present when another constable picked up several pickwicks underneath Watkins bed—he was also taken to the guard-room—I produce Watkins boots—I took them off his feet in the guard-room—I have compared them with some footmarks in the garden of Mr. Britnell's house, and also in the garden adjoining; that would be the way that persons would go in order to get to the barracks—the boots corres
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, T</hi> 34). On the morning of the 16th, in consequence of information, I went to the Light Horse public-house—found that an entrance had been made by the parlour window being broken, and the fastening being pushed back—I went into the back premises, and examined the yard—I saw footmarks there, quite fresh, and also in the two adjoining yards—I directly went to the barracks, and saw the three prisoners there, in the guard-room—I took this pair of boots from Perry—he was then scraping the heel of his boot—I took it from his hand, took the other one, and went back directly to the prosecutor's, and compared the boots with the marks in the prosecutor's yard, and they exactly corres
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 109). I was on duty in Staines-road, about 4 o'clock, on the morning of 16th January—I passed by Mr. Brit
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<lb/>man's garden adjoining, out of that into another garden next to the lane leading to the barracks—I went to the barracks and searched Watkin's place there, and under the bed I found these three cigars and seven pickwicks—this bundle of cigars I found on the common, right opposite the prosecutor's house, and also a quart pot of whisky on the heath, about fifty yards off, between the third place where I saw the footmarks and the barracks—I saw the boots of Watkins and Perry compared with the footmarks, and they appeared to correspond.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Perry. Q.</hi> How can you swear that they were my boots?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was in the guard-room when the sergeant took them off your feet.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Perry. Q.</hi> At what time was my pass up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At 12—I did not confine you for being late—there is an order from the adjutant to let a man pass if he can give a good excuse—you said you had been out with your comrade Watkins, and that he was on pass till 6, and you did not like to come home without him, so I did not report you—you acted very drunk when we were in the room inspecting the things—I thought you wanted to hide some
<lb/>thing, and watched you—one of the guard had hold of your hand, and you said, "Let me go," and I picked up a pickwick alongside of your bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Notley's Defence.</hi> Any man could have put the money in my pillow in my absence. I was away for an hour in the stables.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Watkin's Defence.</hi> I was on pass till 6 o'clock. I certainly was in the Light Horse at quarter-past 12 that night. I went from there to Brentford. I found the place I went to was shut up, and returned. When I got into the lane by the barracks I met Perry; that was at half-past 4, and we both returned into barracks together. I asked if any of the chaps in the room had got any tobacco, and one of them gave me a handful of cigars; who it was I do not know. I lighted one, and the remainder I put under my bed, where they were found.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Perry's Defence.</hi> With regard to the stick, I was in the Light Horse that night, and I might have had the stick in my hand, but at the time I went out of barracks I had no stick with me; this does not belong to me. As to the boots, there are 400 pairs of regimental boots which would correspond with the marks just the same as mine; they are all worn in the same way, from the way we put our feet in the stirrups.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-211-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">The troop-serjeant stated that Watkins had borne an excellent character in the regiment; but that Perry and Notley bore very indifferent characters, and had been repeatedly confined for petty thefts</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1862.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROSE</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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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 18
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18620127-217-offence-1 t18620127-name-51"/>George William Hussey</persName>, from his person, having been before convicted; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18620127-217-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18620127-217-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-217-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18620127-217-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-217-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-217-18620127 t18620127-217-punishment-14"/>Four Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES ANDERSON</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18620127-218-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-218-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing in
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<interp inst="t18620127-geo-1" type="type" value="county"/>
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18620127-218-offence-1 t18620127-geo-1"/>Middlesex</placeName>, 1 bag, 9 yards of flannel, 2 brushes, and other articles, value 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
<persName id="t18620127-name-53" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18620127-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-name-53" type="surname" value="MACKINNON"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18620127-218-offence-1 t18620127-name-53"/> Daniel Henry Mackinnon</persName>;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18620127-218-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-218-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> stealing in
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<interp inst="t18620127-geo-2" type="type" value="county"/>
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18620127-218-offence-2 t18620127-geo-2"/>Surrey</placeName>, 1 bag, 4 shirts, 2 razors, and other articles, value 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-name-54" type="surname" value="GILLIARD"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-name-54" type="given" value="CHARLES DENFORD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18620127-218-offence-2 t18620127-name-54"/>Charles Denford Gilliard</persName>; to both which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18620127-218-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18620127-218-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-218-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, stated that the prisoner was tried at Dover on 31st December and acquitted, and that a great number of bags were found at his lodgings.—
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<interp inst="t18620127-218-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-218-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-218-18620127 t18620127-218-punishment-15"/>Confined Four Months each on indictment, the second sentence to commence on the expiration of the first</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1862.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt. Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and</p>
<p>Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM LAWRENCE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18620127-219-offence-1 t18620127-name-56"/>our Lady the Queen</persName>; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18620127-219-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18620127-219-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-219-18620127 t18620127-219-punishment-16"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN MAY</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18620127-220-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a purse and 14
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18620127-220-offence-1 t18620127-name-58"/>Alfred Martin Maylard</persName>, from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18620127-220-offence-1 t18620127-name-59"/>Ellen Mira Maylard</persName>; to which she</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-220-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-220-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-220-18620127 t18620127-220-punishment-17"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY YATES</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18620127-221-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-221-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18620127-221-offence-1 t18620127-name-61"/>James King</persName>, and stealing therein a variety of articles of jewellery, to the amount of 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., his property;</rs> having been before convicted in August, 1860, at Guildford, and sentenced to one year's imprisonment; to all of which he</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18620127-221-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18620127-221-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-221-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-221-18620127 t18620127-221-punishment-18"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS FREDERICK COLLIER</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18620127-222-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Unlawfully attempting to kill and murder himself; to which he</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Serjeant Brett, policeman 29 B, stated that this was the second occasion within a short period upon which the prisoner had attempted self-destruction.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-64" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY NORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am salesman to Messrs. Nicoll and Co., tailors, of Regent-street—in November last I received an order purporting to come from E. Graham Duke, Esq., of Herne Bay, Kent, for two coats, one pair of trowsers, and two vests—a measurement was inclosed in the letter—this</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the letter—we returned an answer to it, and on the 9th received an order—upon that we sent a letter as directed, inclosing patterns—we received another letter containing the half of a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and a cheque for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the London and Joint-Stock Bank—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—on re
<lb/>ceiving that we sent the clothes as directed—no other half-note came, and on presenting the cheque, there were no assets—in consequence of that, I went to Herne Bay to the Sturry station—I afterwards came up to London, and went to the prisoner's lodgings at 16, Union-road, Clapham—I there found all the clothes we had sent, and also a letter written by a clerk in our home, which was sent with the clothes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the date of the cheque?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe it is not dated at all—I believe one of the firm opened the first letter we received—I cannot tell who it was—it was handed to me open—the first letter was received on 9th November, and the goods were sent on 7th December following—we did not consider it necessary to make any inquiries as to the genuineness of the order—the officer was with me when I went to the prisoner's lodgings—we did not see the prisoner there—we saw the landlady.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-65" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HOLME</persName> </hi>. I am managing-clerk to Messrs. Nicoll—I recollect the last letter coming from E. Graham Duke, Esq., of Herne Bay, on 7th December—I saw it opened—it inclosed this cheque and half a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I presented the cheque, and they said there was no account—we advertised for the other half of the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, but never found it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who did open the letter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mr. Henry Nicoll; he is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-66" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and Joint-Stock Bank, Princes-street, Mansion House—we have no account in our bank in the name of Edwin Brown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you such an account in 1859?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I am aware of—I could not swear we had not—we certainly had not in 1860.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know that cheque at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It came from a cheque-book of Messrs. Munday, of Bermondsey—I know that, because the number is registered in our books—I have not the books here.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18620127-name-69" type="witnessName">
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<lb/>prietor of Bull's library, in Holles-street, Cavendish-square—on 17th Decem
<lb/>ber the prisoner came to our shop and paid a quarter's subscription for old books—for that subscription he would be allowed six volumes of old books—I gave him six at that time—on 23rd December he changed some of them—on 8th January I had some business with Mr. Kimpton, a bookseller of Great Turnstile, Holborn—I recognised three books of ours on Mr. Kimpton's table—in consequence of that we communicated with Ser
<lb/>geant White—these are the three books (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they are the "Seven Lamps of Architecture," and the fourth and fifth volumes of "Ruskin's Modern Painters"—they belong to Mr. Hunton—we should value them at 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the "Modern Painters" is a very expensive work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are they what you call in the trade surplus copies?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We have no surplus copies of this book; we cannot spare them—we sell surplus copies at lower prices than they are published at—we had only this one copy of volume four in our library at the time,</p>
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<p>and we have only one other copy of "The Seven Lamps of Architecture," and one other copy of volume five of the "Modern Painters"—I am quite satisfied we have no surplus copy of volume four—I am certain that no other copy has been sold—I have the management of the sale department—I have been with Mr. Hunton eight years in London, and four in the country—the date of the work is 1856, but volume five was published after that—here are three volumes that do not belong to us—it was on 17th December, 1861, that the prisoner first became a subscriber—he subscribed for six old volumes—we call them old volumes if they have been published six or eight months—the subscription would expire on 17th March, 1862—I served him on the first occasion, and saw him served on the second and third—I did not on the fourth—I saw him served with these books—I recognise them—we bind them in a particular way, different from other libraries—I swear this is our binding—we are bookbinders as well as booksellers—we bind for other people, but not like this—we should not refuse to bind in this manner for other persons if it was desired, but it has never been asked for—I do not say that we have never bound another book like this, but not of this work, certainly—we sometimes make inquiries of persons who apply to become subscribers, not always—it is generally sufficient to give the name and address, and then books are supplied in the regular manner—we keep entries of the books that are sent out—I have a record here of the books which the prisoner had, copied from the ledger—we also enter the books that are returned, at the time they are returned—if a subscriber wished to exchange a book for a more valuable one in the possession of another subscriber, he would have to ask our consent before it could be exchanged—Mr. Hunton would be the person to refer to—he is not here—any person who presents a book to have changed for a subscriber, we should exchange it—the books that were given out to the prisoner were, the fourth and fifth volumes of "Modern Painters," "The Seven Lamps of Architecture," "Du Chaillu's Explorations in Africa," "The Ingoldsby Legends," first series, and the first volume of "North and South"—if a book warn damaged it would be bound again if it was of any value; it would depend on circumstances—these books were not for sale at Mr. Kimpton's—they were lying on the table.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RAVENSCROFT</persName> </hi>. I am the bookbinder for Bull's library—I bound the fourth volume of "Modern Painters," and "The Seven Lamps of Archi
<lb/>tecture" for Bull's library.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Suppose anybody wished a book to be bound in a particular way, you would bind it for them, would you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I bind them in this way for that shop only—I have never bound for anyone else in a similar way—I have bound some hundreds for that shop of different works—I have bound several copies of this work; I don't know about the fourth volume—I know this is my binding—I cannot say whether I have bound several copies of the fourth volume.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-71" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD KIMPTON</persName> </hi>. I am a bookseller at Great Turnstile, Holborn—on 2nd January I received a parcel containing the four books produced, by the Parcels Delivery Company—this letter was contained in the parcel, directed to me—it is signed Lionel B.J. Foster, and offers me the books for sale at three guineas—I sent an answer to that letter as directed, but it was re
<lb/>turned to me—I wrote again, and then received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—before receiving it Mr. Moxon came to my place and observed these books there, and in consequence of that we communicated with Sergeant White—I then wrote another letter, directing it the same as the first, and on 9th received a reply—I then wrote another letter inclosing 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of postage-stamps,</p>
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<p>and directed to, "Lionel B.J. Foster, Chertsey, Surrey"—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe you never saw the prisoner in your life.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say that I ever did—I do not recollect having any transaction with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-72" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STOCKER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Hutchings, who is a post-office keeper at 42, Long Acre—I know the prisoner; he has been in the habit of calling for letters at our post-office, in the name of Foster—I do not recol
<lb/>lect the Christian name—I produce a registered letter—that came to our office—the prisoner called for a letter on Saturday, I believe, but it did not arrive till Monday—he called on the Saturday, that he was taken into custody about half-past 5 o'clock—he had previously had two letters from me in the course of that week in the name of Foster.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KIMPTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is the letter that was directed by me (
<hi rend="italic">the witness was directed to open it</hi>)—it contains the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps I inclosed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, D</hi> 16). From information I received on 16th February, I went to Chertsey, in Surrey—in consequence of inquiries I made there, I returned to London and waited in Long Acre—about quarter to 6 that same day, I saw the prisoner go into the post-office, No. 42, and saw him speak to a female behind the counter—on his coming out of the shop I followed him a few yards, touched him on the shoulder, and said, "Mr. Foster"—he said, "Oh dear, no"—I then said, "If you are not Mr. Foster you must come back to the shop with me, where I have just seen you coming from"—on entering the shop I asked the female in his presence if he was the person who had called for the letter in the name of Foster—she said he was—he made no reply to that—I then took him outside and again asked him if his name was Foster—he said, "Oh dear, no"—I said, "Did you obtain some books from Bull's library or Hunton's library in Holles-street, Cavendish-square, last month, namely, 'The Modern Painters,' volumes four and five, the 'Seven Lamps of Architecture,' and other books"—he said, "Oh dear no, you are quite mistaken"—I said, "Then of course you do not know those books have been offered for sale to a Mr. Kimpton, in Great Turnstile, Holborn"—he said, "Oh dear no"—I asked him if he was aware of a letter that was to have been sent that day with 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in stamps for Mr. Foster—he said, "Oh dear no"—I asked him who Mr. Foster was—he said he was a friend of his—I then told him that I was a police-officer, that he answered the description of a young man who had given the name of Storey at Bull's library, and obtained the books I had mentioned with others, that they had been sent for sale to Mr. Kimpton, and I should take him in custody on a charge of stealing them—he then said, "Oh, repeat those questions to me again"—I then asked him if his name was Foster; he said "No"—I said, "Is your name Storey?" he said, "Yes, my name is Storey"—I then told him I should take him into custody—I perceived a book in his left-hand pocket, and asked what he had got there; he said, "A book"—I said I should like to look at it—I took it from his pocket, and it had Bull's label on it—it was a book called "North and South"—a short distance from there he placed his left hand inside his cape, and inserted his hand into a side pocket—I took it out, and told him he appeared to be very fidgetty, there must be something he wanted to get rid of—I put my hand in, and pulled from the pocket the letter I produce—it is a letter from the library requesting the return of "Du Chaillu's Africa" and "Buskin's Modern Painters"—on searching him at the station I found on him this paper, which</p>
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<p>is nearly word for word with one of the letters sent to Mr. Kimpton about the books—on searching his lodgings I found this envelope in a drawer, addressed "Lionel B.J. Foster, Post-office, 42, Long Acre," and it contained the letter from Mr. Kimpton on 7th January.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you make any inquiries at Bull's library?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; they informed me that he was a subscriber there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case for the Jury, that the books had come lawfully into the possession of the prisoner, and that he had never parted with that possession; that, being a quarterly subscriber, his term of subscription had not expired up to the time of his being taken into custody; that the pur
<lb/>chase had not been completed by Mr. Kimpton; and that no felonious intent was shown at the time he received the books from the library.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that there was ample evidence for the Jury; the books were in the possession of the prisoner for a particular purpose, and the prisoner had parted with all control over them; independently of which, under the recent Act of Parliament, he would be clearly liable as a bailee, as "an intention on the part of a bailee to hold the goods no longer for the benefit of the real owner, but to assume the possession of them exclusively for himself, will constitute larceny" (See Roscoe, p.</hi> 573).</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The officer White stated, that the prisoner had been identified by several book-sellers at the west end of the town as a person who had subscribed in different names and obtained valuable books, which he had never returned.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the property of
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<p>to taking him to Guildhall—I told him I had found a quantity of iron lasts, and that they were identified as his master's property—he said, "The wooden ones are not his; I admit I have taken the others to manufac
<lb/>ture with at home."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DICKIE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he say anything about returning them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did not; he said he had borrowed them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you undertake to say that such a knife or cutter as that is not used for other firms besides yours?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; all I undertake to say is that this is our cutter, and that that cutter has cut these vamps out, or a cutter exactly like it—it is necessary to use the lead when a cutter is used—the prisoner has been in our employment three or four years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-80" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am a foreman in the employ of Messrs. Hickson's, in the rivetting department—we use the iron lasts produced in that department—these have been used occasionally for one pair or so; but we threw them on one side, because they were too expensive to get up—I can speak to those two galvanised lasts as being Messrs. Hickson's property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was here read as follows:</hi>—"I hope you will deal with me as lightly as you possibly can. I only took the lasts for the purpose of mending shoes, and my wife's and children's.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was further charged with having been before convicted, in April 1855, at the Middlesex Sessions, of larceny as a servant, when he was sentenced to twelve month's imprisonment; to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1862.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM LAWRENCE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES LAWRENCE</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROWDEN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-85" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I was formerly an inspector of the Metropolitan police, and am now employed under the Mint authorities—on Wednesday afternoon, 15th January, I went to No. 5, Wilson's-place, Flower-and-Dean-street, Spital-fields, accompanied by Inspector Fife and other officers, seven in number—as me went there, I noticed a blind on the second floor drawn aside, and a face there, which I believed to be a female's—the house consists of three floors, one room on each floor—we went round to the back door, and pro
<lb/>ceeded up stairs to the second floor, forced the door open, and saw the prisoners sitting in their shirt sleeves by a clear bright fire—I heard some
<lb/>thing drop, as if thrown down with some force, and saw Barratt stamping on what turned out to be the fragments of a plaster of Paris mould for making half-crowns—I produce the pieces—I pushed him back, and he fell partly into a chair, but clung to the fireplace, and kicked me with both feet—he was seized by Inspector Broad, and a desperate scuffle ensued while they were on the ground—Gouldbourne was sitting at the table; he seized and upset a jar which contained solution and ten counterfeit half-crowns, and in the jar I found another half-crown—they were undergoing the process of electro-plating—Gouldbourne tried to push the table between me and Bow-man to prevent my getting to him—the jar fell on the ground, but did not break—there was a little acid left in it, which I produce—he was secured after using every possible means to prevent my getting at Barratt—on the table I found a file, with white metal in its teeth, as if recently used, and by the fireplace I found a ladle with white metal in it warm, almost hot—I found on the shelf another jar containing acid, some plaster of Paris in the powder, another file, and all the necessary implements for making and colouring counterfeit coin—I said to Barratt that I received instructions from authorities to look after him for coining—he said, "You have got all there is; if you search till this time to-morrow, you will find no more; it is a b——shame to take the old woman, she is innocent"—that was the woman who was sitting at the window—she was charged, remanded, and discharged—I believe the prosecution was withdrawn.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barratt. Q.</hi> Had I any shoes on?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You had slippers on, but lost one, and when you attempted to kick me, I seized one of your legs and pushed you over the chair; you resisted violently.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gouldbourne.</hi> It was nothing but a drop of pure water which was in the jar.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I have got it in a bottle here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROAD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, H</hi>). I went with Mr. Brannan, and saw Barratt stamping, and in a stooping position by the fireplace, as if treading upon something which he broke to pieces—I found four half-crowns in the chair which Gouldbourne was sitting in; after he was shoved over by Mr. Brennan—they were secured, and I handcuffed them both together, but before that I heard something fall from one of them, and saw this open pocket-knife picked up by Inspector Bryant</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barratt. Q.</hi> Had I any shoes on?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not when you were secured—you asked me to give you your slippers—neither of you had your coats on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-87" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these are fragments of the obverse and reverse sides of a Victoria half-crown of 1849—I have been enabled to put them together by collecting the small fragments, and on the obverse side I find certain marks which are conveyed on to these counterfeit half-crowns, produced on the coin itself thereby proving that these half-crowns are all cast in that mould—it breaks with the greatest ease, whether a man has slippers on or not—the solution in this</p>
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<p>bottle in sulphuric acid—here is everything necessary for manufacturing counterfeit coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gouldbourne. Q.</hi> Just look and see whether that is acid or water?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is sulphuric acid diluted—I have only seen one bottle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-88" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRESHAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I did not eucumber myself by bringing the water; I threw that away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barratt's Defence.</hi> I want to know the effect of a man stamping on a mould without any shoes on, and I could not hurt him without shoes, if I had kicked him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gouldbourne's Defence.</hi> It was Mr. Brennan's son who shoved the table; I did not. He pushed my face with his fist three times. He picked up the knife and said, "You might have done me a great deal of injury with that knife. They picked up a poker from the fireplace, and said that we tried to resist with that. What could we two little men do against seven, and one of them with a sledge-hammer, and another with a stick loaded with lead? I did not upset the solution. Mr. Brennan was unmanly enough, when we were handcuffed together, to punch Mr. Barratt on the side of the face. I had not been in the room halt an hour.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Mr. Brennan stated that both prisoners had been before convicted; that Gould
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROWDEN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-90" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HOSSOMMER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Bee-hive public-house, Christian-street, St. George's-in-the-East—on 6th January the prisoner came and asked for a pennyworth of gin—I gave it to him—he put down a bad sixpence—I said, "That is a bad sixpence"—he said, "I did not know; I will give you another"—he put down another, and I said, "That is another bad sixpence"—I said, "Where did you get this money from?"—he said that he had been round the highway, and had changed a half-crown, and that was how he got the change—I said, "Have you got any more money than these?"—he said, "No;" so I took the gin back and gave him the sixpences back, and let him go—my house is 200 or 300 yards from the Mallard Arms—I followed him out to the Mallard Arms—I heard the landlady say, "You vagabond! if I had got a polioeman here, I would give you in charge; you have got bad money"—that was as I was going in—I went in, and a constable was sent for, and she gave him in charge—I saw two bad sixpences on the counter there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-91" type="given" value="MINNA"/>MINNA GRUNHOLD</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Mallard Arms public-house in Grove-street, Commercial-road—the prisoner came there on 6th January and asked for a pennyworth of gin—I served him, and he gave me a sixpence—I bent it, and found it bad—I said, "Give me other money"—he gave me a second bad sixpence—I said, "I am very sorry my husband is out, and I got no policeman here, I would give you in charge"—Mr. Hossommer then came in, and said he would give him in charge—he said, "You go and call the police, I will take care of him"—he was then given in charge—the two sixpences were lying on the counter—I gave them to the constable when he came in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, H</hi> 43). On 6th January I was called to the Mallard Arms public-house, and the prisoner was given into my custody by the last witness—I saw these two bad sixpences (
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<p>on the counter—I afterwards searched the prisoner, and found two other bad sixpences (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These four sixpences are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was drunk all day, and did not know what I was about.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted, on 5th April,</hi> 1858,
<hi rend="italic">of feloniously uttering counterfeit coin, when he was sentenced to Four Years' Penal Servitude; to which he</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAWFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-98" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FLOREY</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of Chiswick—on 21st December, about half-past 9 in the evening, Hefferan, to the best of my belief, came there for half an ounce of tobacco, which came to three-halfpence—he tendered me a half-crown—I noticed that it was bad before I took it up—I told him so—I marked it—he said that he did not know that it was bad, and asked me for it—I refused to give it up—he asked me whether I would give it up to his father—I said, "No"—I would not give him the tobacco—I gave the half-crown to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hefferan. Q.</hi> Are you sure I am the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have every reason to believe you are—I first said that I hardly knew whether you were the man or not, because you were sitting down with other persons; you afterwards got up, and I still felt some doubt, but when I saw you at the police-court I was sure of you—that was a fortnight afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAWFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far is your place from Mrs. Jones's?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two or three hundred yards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18620127-name-99" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-99" type="given" value="PHILLIS"/>PHILLIS JONES</persName> </hi>. I keep a beer-shop at Chiswick, near to Mr. Florey's—on Saturday, 21st December, Hefferan came as near half-past 9 as possible, with Harrington and a man he called his father—they had some beer, and paid for it with a good half-crown, and went away—on Christmas eve Smith and Harrington came, and Harrington called for a pint of ale—she threw down half-a-crown—I gave it to my little boy John to go and get change, as I doubted it—while the boy was absent, Harrington ordered a second pint—she asked the boy when he came back for her change—he said he could not get it as it was bad, but he did not bring it back—Mr. Wright, the beadle, then came—Hefferan came and looked in, and I told Wright that that was the man who was with them on Saturday night—Hefferan was then brought in, and they were all kept till a policeman came, and then given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith. Q.</hi> What made you have suspicions?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because I had had word sent to me, and I had taken a bad florin that evening—I suspected it directly, as it was thrown down in the shade of a quart pot—she came into the dark corner—you were not with her on the Saturday night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harrington. Q.</hi> Did you say, "You are the young woman who was here on Saturday night?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and you said that you were.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAWFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I understand that you and Florey had had a com
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he sent word to me on the Monday morning—it was in consequence of that that I noticed Harrington when she came in on Christmas eve.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-100" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a son of the last witness, and live with him—my mother gave me a half-crown to change on Christmas eve—I took it to Mr. Stinton to see if it was bad—I left it with him—I went for a policeman, but could not get one—I went back to Mr. Stinton, who sent the beadle back with me to my mother's—after that I went for a policeman, and brought one—I told the woman I could not get change, as the half-crown was bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harrington. Q.</hi> Did you go anywhere else for change before you went to Mr. Stinton's?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<persName id="t18620127-name-101" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-101" type="given" value="ALPHONSO"/>ALPHONSO WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am beadle of Chiswick—on Christmas-eve, in consequence of something said to me by Mr. Stinton, I followed the little boy to the beer-house kept by his mother—I found two of the prisoners inside—I detained them for passing a bad half-crown—Hefferan then peeped in at the door, and somebody cried out, "That is the man who was here the other night"—I went out, brought him in, and gave him in custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">T</hi> 298). I was called into Mr. Jones's, and the prisoners were given into my custody—I received this bad half-crown from Mr. Stinton, and this other from Florey—I found on Hefferan 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money, on Smith a good half-crown and one penny, but nothing on Harrington—I asked the men where they lived—they said they had no home—Harrington said that she lived at 15, Oakley-street, Chelsea—I went there and there was no such number.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-103" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL STINTON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Duke of York, at Chiswick—Jones came to me for change for a half-crown, which I gave to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-104" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These half-crowns are bad—they are both of the same date, but not from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hefferan's Defence.</hi> I only looked into the beer-shop to see if some of my mates were there. The man called me in. I did not know what he wanted. I had no bad money. I did not know these people were there. A public-house is free for any man to look into. I was there on the Saturday, and gave her a good half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harrington's Defence.</hi> I gave her half-a-crown. I did not know it was bad. How am I to know that the boy brought back the same half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith's Defence.</hi> Harrington asked me to have a pint of beer. I had half-a-crown, and if I had had a less coin I should have paid for it. She put down half-a-crown. They sent it away for three-quarters of an hour, and then said that it was bad. I was not with these people on the Saturday. I do not know Hefferan. If I had known it was bad I should have given my own half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAWFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he tendered me a bad shilling—I told him it was bad, and broke it in two—I told him I should lock him up if he did not leave the house quickly—he then left—I was going to give him half of the shilling, but did not—I kept the two pieces—I afterwards gave them to the constable, K 149—there is an under-barman in our house, named Wasp—he never serves any one in the morning—on 1st January, between 9 and 10 in the morning, I was behind the bar, down on my knees, doing some cleaning, and my hands were dirty; the prisoner came and called for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of rum—I said to the under-barman, "Just serve that gentleman"—I said, "What did that man give you?"—he said, "A shilling"—I did not see him come in, but I saw him go out—he could not have seen me—I recognised him as being the party that was in before—from something Wasp said I looked in the till—there was only one shilling in it, and it was a bad one—Wasp ran out after the prisoner, and brought him and a constable back—I gave that shilling also to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You say I came with a bad shilling to your place once before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You have come three times—the time before last was about the Thursday or Friday before Christmas.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LLOYD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any doubt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am quite certain he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-108" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WASP</persName> </hi>. I am under-barman at the Albany Stores—the prisoner came there on 1st January and asked for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of rum—the last witness was on his knees doing something, and I served the prisoner—he tendered a shilling, and I gave him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put the shilling on a tray with other silver—we use the tray instead of a till—there was other silver in it, but no shillings—after he had gone Underwood and I looked at the shilling, and it was bad—I ran after the prisoner and asked him to step back with me, but be would not—he attempted to knock me down, and then ran away—I followed him up two or three streets, and gave him in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-109" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARRELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 149). Wasp gave the prisoner in my custody—I took him to the Albion Stores, and received this bad shilling, and a shilling in two pieces, and a piece of a third shilling, from Underwood—I searched the prisoner, and found 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-110" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad, and these are the fragments of two shillings of 1817, from the same mould as the other.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAWFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Protection.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-112" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA BELL</persName> </hi>. I keep the British Queen public-house, Acton-road—on 1st January the prisoner came there for half a pint of beer, which came to a penny—he gave me a shilling, and I gave him sixpence, fourpence, and two halfpence—I kept the shilling in my hand, finding it was bad—I then went out after him across the road, and brought him back—I said, "The shilling you gave me was a bad one"—he said, "I was not aware of it," and gave me two good sixpences and a penny, and went away—I afterwards gave the shilling to the policeman, with some directions—this was about half-past 8, and about half-past 10 I saw the prisoner in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long were you before you dis
<lb/>covered that the shilling was bad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I gave it to a little boy over the counter to see whether it was bad, and he said that it was, but I never lost sight of it—the boy came for a pint of beer—he comes there frequently—I charge him twopence a pint the same as the prisoner—he generally pays in halfpence—I described the prisoner to the policeman as wearing a black cap and coat, and that he was a shortish man, with a little tuft of hair on his chin, which he has not got now—I rubbed the shilling between my thumb and finger—it was not as I should like to see it, and I asked the little boy to bite it for me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAWFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you been serving the boy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; not till after I had got the prisoner back—I did not lose sight of the shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-113" type="given" value="ANNIE MARGARET"/>ANNIE MARGARET KEMP</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Askew Arms, at Shep
<lb/>herd bush—the prisoner came there on 1st of January, for a pint of beer, which came to twopence—he received some money from a tall man who was with him, and then offered a bad florin—I bent it easily on the edge of a drawer, and returned it to the prisoner—he picked it up, broke it with his teeth, and showed it to another person who was there; not the person who was with him, and said, "It is a very bad one"—I believe he threw the pieces away—he paid me with two penny pieces, and they both left together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Why did you give it back to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I supposed that they were poor people, and were not aware that it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-114" type="given" value="ROBERT THOMAS"/>ROBERT THOMAS WEST</persName> </hi>. I keep the Princess Victoria public-house—on 1st January the prisoner came there for a pint of porter—he tendered a bad Victoria shilling—I bit it not quite in half, broke it, and threw it back, saying, "This is a bad one"—he said, "Never mind, here is another," and paid me with a good Victoria shilling—he then went into the tap-room, and had a pint of porter with another man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Why did you give it back to him; is that your usual practice?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; after I have defaced them—I did not know what to do with it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-115" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SWAINE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 125). On 1st January, about half-past 8 or quarter to 9, Mrs. Bell gave me this shilling (
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him—I found him at the corner of Shepherd's-bush, about a quarter of a mile from Mrs. Bell's—I told him the charge—he made no reply—he told the inspector at the station, that he lived at 25, Wellington-terrace, Wellington-street, Kentish-town—I went there and inquired—he asked me before the Magistrate about the inquiries I made there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad shilling.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAWFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that the person who was with him was the prisoner William Morris (see Surrey Cases</hi>).
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that the prisoner's friends would send him out to Australia.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1862.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARON CHANNELL</hi>;</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM LAWRENCE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES LAWRENCE</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOM KERB</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Channell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-122" type="given" value="JAMES WILLIAM"/>JAMES WILLIAM TYLER</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of 4, Wood-street, Westminster—prior to last Christmas I had the repair of the house 10, Portland-place, near the Regent's-park—Beckett, the deceased, at that time was taken into my employ as overlooker—I believe he had been a constable—I engaged a woman of the name of Flynn to take care of the house—the repairs went on—it was her duty to take care of the house at night, principally, as the foreman of the works was in charge in the day time—I cannot say whether the prisoner lived with that woman in that house—I have reason to believe he did, but I myself do not know—I told Beckett that he was to give her a week's notice for her to leave on the Saturday after Christmas—she occupied the butler's pantry, in the basement—that consisted of one room, which opened into the basement passage—there was a window in the room looking into the front area—Beckett had a perfect right to go in and out of the house, by my authority, at all reasonable hours.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had you known this woman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between three and four months—I had never known the prisoner at all—I have once seen him on the premises—he was there to my knowledge at the onset—I believe he slept there—I looked on the woman as his wife—I presumed that she was his wife—I was not cognisant of the</p>
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<p>fact that he was sleeping there until his misbehaviour—the woman had to take charge of the whole of the house at night—there were repairs going on daily—the whole house was under repair; every apartment—they slept in the butler's pantry; she slept and lived there—I don't know anything about him—that was the only room that the woman occupied—there was another room occupied by my foreman—that was the only room occupied by the woman; I am positive of that—if she was in any other room it was against my order, or against my knowledge—she had a right to pass through every other room in the house to see that fires were alight in the day time—she had no right to have her meals in any other room—I desired her not—I said, "That is your room; you will live there until I wish you to re
<lb/>move into another room"—I did not positively desire her not to go into any other room—it was the butler's pantry that was broken open by the deceased, I have been informed; the very room that she was occupying—there was a verbal notice to be given to her—I also told Beckett in the week of Christmas, which was the week of her notice, that he was to enter the house daily, while some of the workmen were absent, to see that it was safe from fire and thieves.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The workmen who worked at other times did not work during the Christmas week, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Some of them did, but the bulk of them did not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Am I to understand that a the only instructions you gave him were what you have now told us?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, to the best of my knowledge—I was out of town when this unfortunate affair took place—I believe it was the 27th—there should have been work going on at that time, but the workmen were prevented—it was about ten days before this took place that I had given the instructions to Beckett—I first gave directions to give a notice to quit—the direction that he should go into the house and see that it was safe from fire and thieves, was gives at the same time—he had been in the habit of going in daily.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You are a builder and had the repairing of this house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and I supplied men who worked there during the day—I required somebody to take charge of the premises during the night, and this Mrs. Flynn was the person I engaged—she had the use of the butler's pantry to sleep in—besides that she had authority to go into the other rooms—she attended to the fires during the day, and for that purpose went about the house—I gave directions to the overlooker to go in when he wanted, and more especially during the absence of the workmen in the Christmas week, to see that the house was safe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-123" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY WESTON</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter of 20, Cowley-street, West
<lb/>minster—I am foreman to Mr. Tyler—I had been employed in this house, 10, Portland-place—on 27th December I accompanied Beckett there about 9 o'clock—a labourer, named Gregory, was with me, my brother, a carpenter, and a man of the name of Boyce, a carpenter—when we got to the house I rang the area bell—Mrs. Flynn answered it—we were let in some few minutes afterwards—I did not see the prisoner previous to going to the house—on entering the house we went down the stairs to the basement, and went to the pantry door—I tried the door and found that the prisoner had fastened himself in—I called out to him to come out—I said, "Now Flynn, come out quietly, will you?"—he answered, "I won't come out, for that police
<lb/>man is there," meaning Beckett—Beckett said he would get in by some means, and he went to fetch a constable—I can't call to my recollection any particular words the prisoner made use of, though, he was speaking a great deal in</p>
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<p>there—Beckett then left—whilst he was gone the prisoner stated in reply to other parties as well as myself requesting him to come out, that he would not come out, and the first man that entered he would run him through—Beckett returned in about half-an-hour, as far as I could judge, with police-constable
<hi rend="italic">D</hi> 129 (Woollard)—Beckett first of all tried to force the door with his shoulder, but could not—he then requested Gregory to break it open—before that he called out to the prisoner to open the door, but he could not get it open—I cannot call to my recollection any particular remark he made, no further than calling on him to open the door—I don't think he said anything about what he would do if he did not—I could not hear the prisoner answer Beckett's request—the door was then broken open by Gregory with a crow-bar—Beckett placed himself before Gregory, and was the first man that entered—I saw the prisoner make a thrust with his right hand, and Beckett said, "He has stabbed me"—I gave the prisoner in charge, and requested my brother to take Beckett to a doctor—I did not examine Beckett at all—when he said he was stabbed he put his hand to his side, just by the side of the naval on the left side—I saw no more of him—I afterwards saw a knife given by Mrs. Flynn to the police-constable—that was after the constable had taken the prisoner up into the hall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> After the door was open did you go down stairs im
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't think half a minute elapsed—the woman did not open the door for me—she was out in the area—she was not up at the front door at all—I don't know who opened the front door—it was open some minutes before I saw it—I rang the bell, Mrs. Flynn answered it, and came up to the gate to speak to me she was speaking to me when the front door was opened—it was not opened in answer to the bell—I believe it was opened by one of my party who got in at the back window—Beckett and Gregory were the two men that got in at the back window—on their opening the door for me I walked straight down stairs—we had not been able to get in to work that day—that was what we wanted to do; we were going there to work that day—we were not in the habit of breaking in at the back of the house to go to work—we had always had the house opened to us previously—we had not been at work on the 26th; we could not get admission then—it was the door of the butler's pantry that was broken open—the woman was out in the area until after the prisoner was taken in charge—I did not shut her out—she was shut out—the door was closed on her, end she was shut out in the area—it certainly required violence to break the door open—it is a large house, consisting of upwards twenty roome—it is a generally strongly built house—the door of the butler's pantry was not a very strong deer; it was an inch and a half-deal door—I should say I was not half a minute in breaking open the door—it was a heavy crow-bar; Gregory was wielding it—he struck it with the end, butted it against the door, like a battering-ram—the door went open with a sudden force—it did not go exactly wide open, it flew open as far as it did go; flew open suddenly—I was not standing close to the door at the time—I was, I suppose, three or four yards away—Gregory and Beckett were standing close to it—the policeman was not far be
<lb/>hind them; he was very close to them—Beckett went in the moment the door was open—it was done in an instant—the moment the door went open in went Beckett—he went in before Gregory; the moment the door was opened—when the crow-bar was applied Beckett went in first, and imme
<lb/>diately he went in this took place—I saw the knife in the prisoner's hand before the blow—he was holding it like that (
<hi rend="italic">describing it</hi>) with his thumb a little forward—that would be the position of his hand, I think, as near as I</p>
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<p>could tell, but in the state of confusion I cannot speak to an inch—in a case like that of course there was confusion, which prevents my speaking with accuracy about it—the prisoner was close behind the door when I saw him first—when I say close, I mean within two feet—Beckett entering as he did would not come into close contact with the prisoner exactly at once, because the prisoner, as near as I can judge was about two feet from the door; he certainly would almost immediately, because the whole transaction did not take more than three or four minutes—I believe Gregory was next to Beckett—I was some distance behind at the time the blow was struck; about three yards, as near as I can judge—I did not see Beckett seize hold of the prisoner—I saw Beckett hold up a stick, a common walking-stick—I cannot say whether it was a heavy one—I never had it in my hand to judge—he had it in his right hand and placed it against the prisoner's left shoulder.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where was Beckett when you first saw him holding up the stick?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was standing then just at the entrance of the door—after the door was open the prisoner and he came in closer contact, and he held the stick to the prisoner's shoulder.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it in his right hand?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not see him put out his left hand to lay bold of him—I will swear that the stick was placed, I should say, in close contact with his clothes—he placed it in front of him, not on his shoulder; it was touching him—I saw the stick before it touched him—it was then in Beckett's hand—it was about, I should say, a foot or from that to eighteen inches from him, previous to placing it against his shoulder—I should say it was about a foot from him previous to my seeing it touching him, and then the next I saw of it, was the stick on the man's shoulder—it was placed there by Beckett—at the time of the wound on Beckett—I believe he was stationary—the stick was on the man's shoulder in the way I have described at the time Beckett received the wound—I should say the two things happened almost at the same instant of time; namely, my seeing the stick on his shoulder, and Beckett receiving the wound—I examined the room afterwards—there was a bed in the room, the breakfast things were on the table—it appeared to me that they were actually at breakfast—I saw the knife afterwards (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>)—it is not a shoemaker knife, it is a common knife—I believe it is an ordinary pocket-knife—there were four of us at the door, I believe, at the time it was broken open—I do not suppose all entered it, not at the moment—I did not go into the room till after the prisoner was in charge, and the female was in the room—I was not at the threshold of the door at the time this happened—I was about three yards back—I had not got into the room myself at all—Gregory had not got in, he was back behind Beckett—there were four men there—they would have entered no doubt, the door being wide open.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had known Beckett for some time, had you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, from the commencement of that work—I had seen him walking with the stick previously—it was a stick similar to that umbrella stick—I should say, a trifle thicker than that—when he held the stick his hand was about the middle of it—he was holding it in that way (
<hi rend="italic">in the middle</hi>)—the prisoner was then inside the door—I should say there was about a foot between them—the prisoner was facing him—I believe he was stationary, but I could hardly speak correctly myself as to that—just at that time I saw the knife in the prisoner's hand—the next thing I saw was the thrust made at the body.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GREGORY</persName> </hi>. I was a labourer for Mr. Tyler—on 27th December I accompanied Beckett and last witness to this house—on reaching the house I went in with the deceased—we got in at a back window on the first floor—Beckett was first—we then went down stairs—during this time Weston was ringing the front door bell—the woman was in the area answering at the time—Beckett stepped forward and shut the door, and shut the woman in the area—then the prisoner was locked in the butler's pantry—Beckett persuaded him first to come out quietly—he asked him if he would come out quietly, or he would break the door open—the prisoner said he would not come out, but the first that attempted to come in he would run through—the deceased then went to fetch a policeman—I should think he was gone nearly half an hour, as near as I can recollect—during his absence we were watching the prisoner's manoeuvres in the room, and persuading him to come out—we could see into the room, looking through a window—I saw the prisoner there alone, he was walking backwards and forwards in the room, with the knife in his hand—I could see the knife, it was in his right hand—he had it in this way, down this side, with the blade open—he was walking about, when the door was shut—he did not my anything more during the absence of Beckett—we were persuading him to come out, and he said he would not, that was all—after the time I have meutioned, Beckett returned with the policeman, D. 129—he then ordered me to break the door open—he said, "I will have him out; break the door open."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How did he say that, in a low or a loud tone of voice?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Well, not particularly loud, loud enough for any one inside to hear.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was that the first thing he said, or did he say anything before that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not hear him say anything more—he requested me to break the door open, and I got the crow-bar and broke it open—I should say I was about two minutes breaking it open—as soon as that was done I cautioned the deceased that the prisoner had a knife in his hand—I said, "Be careful; he has a knife in his hand"—I spoke that loud; anyone inside could hear—the door was open at that time—the deceased stepped forward with the stick in his hand, held his hand up in this direction, and said, "If you use that knife, I will drop this stick on your head," no sooner did he say so than the prisoner made a plunge with the knife, and Beckett said, "I am stabbed, he has stabbed me"—the constable then stepped forward and told him to shut the knife up—the prisoner shut the knife up, and gave it to the woman in the area; dropped it in the area—I did not see it afterwards—the woman was in the area at that time—the policeman took the prisoner away—I did not examine the deceased at all; they took him away—I assisted the constable with the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you one of those that shut the woman out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The deceased shut her out—I entered the house with him—she was not calling out to us to let her in—the room the prisoner was in was a small butler's pantry—I cannot mention the size—it was about as wide as the the dock, I dare say—it was much longer but narrow—I was next to Beckett—the stick did not touch the prisoner at any time—I am sure of that—I could see quite plain—Weston was standing at the back of me on the right hand side, when these words were used by the deceased—he might be near enough to hear them, I dare say; I cannot say—they were not said in an angry excited tone on the deceased's side—what he said was, "As soon as you use that I will drop this stick on to your head"—he did not say that in a tone of voice in any way put out—he said it in a loud tone,</p>
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<p>in a determined voice; of course he was determined—Weston might easily have heard it—I do not know whether he did or not—I saw the knife before these words were used, through the glass—I saw it in his hand after the door was broken open, and before the words were used—he had it in his right hand when the words were used by him—there was no movement of the stick accompanying them—the stick was up; he had it up in this direc
<lb/>tion (
<hi rend="italic">describing it</hi>)—the movement of the stick at the time corresponded with the words, so as to intimate to the prisoner that he really meant what he said—he had the stick in that direction (
<hi rend="italic">in the middle</hi>)—he had full opportunity to have given him a very severe blow if he thought proper—the next instant he could have given him a very severe blow on the head if he thought proper—not a blow that would have killed him, with that stick I should think—it was an ordinary walking stick—Beckett appeared to be a strong man—it was immediately after the words were used that the blow was struck—Beckett had not advanced at all before the blow was struck—I had the crow-bar in my hand—I was close behind Beckett—I was holding it in both hands—I broke the door open with the ends—after I broke the door open I set the crow-bar down—I did not have it in my hand when I was following Beckett—I had not got it in my hand at the time Beckett used those words—I set it down by the door outside—I had it in my hand till I broke the door open, not after; the moment the door was broken open Beckett went in, the very instant—I mean to say that at the time Beckett said those words, I had not the crow-bar in my hand; it was set down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say you got in at the back window with Beckett?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I had not the crow-bar with me then, it was in the house—I first took possession of it when Beckett came back with the policeman, when he ordered me to break open the door—I found it in a little room which had been a wine-cellar—I got it for the purpose—there was a window which enabled me to look into the room and see the prisoner walking backwards and forwards—I was observing him through that window at different times during the half-hour, every now and then—the door was shut at that time—I went to the window from time to time and looked in—I was not always at the window—there was another man there, and when he had had a look I went and had a look—I should say I noticed him two or three times walking about with the knife in his hand during the half-hour, while Beckett was gone for the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-125" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WOOLLARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 129). On 27th December, I accom
<lb/>panied Beckett to 10, Portland-place—when we got to the house, Beckett said, "Come into the house"—I went down stairs with him—I heard Beckett ask the prisoner to come out of the room—he said, "You had better come out quietly, and go away quietly"—I could not hear any answer from the prisoner, but a minute or two afterwards they broke open the door—Beckett was one and Gregory the other that did it—as soon as the door was opened Beckett was the first one that entered the room—he came back again, and said, "I am stabbed"—Mr. Weston said, "I will give the prisoner in charge"—I went into the room and saw the prisoner stand
<lb/>ing in the middle of the room with a knife in his hand—I have produced the knife to-day—I told him to lay the knife down; that he must go with me to the police-station—he closed the knife and dropped it out of the win
<lb/>dow into the area—I took him into custody, asking Gregory and Mr. Weston to hold him a minute while I went into the area and got the knife—I went into the area but could not find the knife anywhere—I afterwards got it from the female—she gave it to me—I then returned to the prisoner</p>
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<p>and conveyed him to the station—on the way he said something to me—before he said so I had said nothing to him—I held out no promise or inducement whatever—it was in Oxford-street that he said it—he said he had been living with this woman and had told her she would be the cause of his doing something wrong, as she would not get up to get his breakfast ready that morning for him to go to work—that was all he said—when the door was broken open I was standing about two or three yards back, in the passage, just at the bottom of the steps—I was about two or three yards from Gregory, as near as I can tell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see the men go into the room, or attempt to go in after the door was broken open?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw Beckett—Mr. Weston and Gregory were behind him—Gregory did not attempt to go in—he stood outside in the passage—I cannot say the distance he was from Beckett—he was not a great way; somehing about a yard, or it may be a yard and a half—he had the crow-bar in his hand—I; believe he had it in his hand at the time I heard the deceased say he was stabbed—the prisoner had got his boots on—he was not taken to the station in his slippers—he was in a pair of boots I believe—I did not take any notice of his feet in particular—he walked to the station—he had a pair of boots on—he did not put any boots on after I took him—I swear that—it might be a pair of slippers that he had on, I cannot say—he had a pair of shoes on or something—he did not put any on. after he got to the station—I do not know whether a pair of boots was brought to him after he got to the station—I did not see any—what he had on looked very like boots—when, I went into the room he was not without boots or slippers—I believe he had a pair of boots on—I do not know that his wife brought him a pair of boots at the station three days afterwards—he did not say that he was using the knife cutting the heels of his boots—I have not been in Court while the other witnesses were examined.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOFER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the door of the pantry nice you, or was it by the side of you as you stood?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was facing me—it opened from the left-hand side to the rights believe Gregory stood on the left-hand side when the door opened—Mr. Weston stood between me and Gregory—Beckett stood against the door at the moment it opened, on the left—I could not see on which side he passed Gregory when he went into the room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM MORRIS"/>WILLIAM MORRIS MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon of the Middlesex Hospital—on 27th December, Beckett was brought there—I took him in about 11 o'clock in the forenoon—I examined him in the out-patients room—his clothes were removed before I saw him—there was a punctured wound in the abdomen, about half an inch in width—it was such a wound as a knife like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) would make—he was then taken to the ward and placed in bed—I examined the wound many times afterwards, but did not probe it during his lifetime—he died, on the 8th January—I made a post mortem examination—I found that the whole lining membrane of the abdomen and the lining membrane covering the intestines was in a state of inflamma
<lb/>tion, or had been—that was the cause of his death—I traced the wound—the depth of it was about two inches—it had penetrated to the lining membrane of the abdomen, the lining, of the wall of the abdomen—I should say the inflammation arose from the wound, and the inflammation was the cause of the death.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The wound had only penetrated as far as the lining of the abdomen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; that is continues with the wall of the abdomen—the inflammation was over the whole of the intestines—I have no doubt that the inflammation was the cause of death, and that was caused by the wound.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you attend him from the time you saw him first until his death?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did—I thought it a slight wound at first—there were two surgeons attending him; myself and Mr. Shaw—I saw him every day, and I think Mr. Shaw did—he prescribed for him, and I saw his direc
<lb/>tions carried out—Mr. Shaw is not here—the wound was on the left side of the abdomen—I did not know the deceased before—I examined the whole of his body, and the head—it was quite healthy—there was some abnormal appearance on the brain; that appeared to be of long standing—I think he gave his age as 35—the inflammation was all over the intestines—I can undertake to say that the inflammation was owing to no other cause, besides the wound—there was nothing else to accouut for it—inflammation is generally set up from a wound within twenty-four hours—you cannot very well ascer
<lb/>tain it except by the pain it gives rise to—it is ascertained more from the pain which the patient experiences on pressure—I did not really suppose him in danger until about four days before his death—the inflammation was then first well marked—he was confined to his bed in the hospital—I can under
<lb/>take to say positively that the inflammation could not have been produced by other causes than the wound—I thought it a slight wound at first—it is against the rules of surgery to probe a wound in the abdomen—if I had probed it I could not have thought it a slight one; but from the external appearances it only seemed to be through the outer wall—it is not usual to probe, because that operation might give rise to the penetration of the peritoneum, the very mischief you are anxious to avert—I say that I know of no other cause to have produced it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was yours a general post mortem examination?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I examined the whole of the viscera, the head, chest, and abdomen—I found inflammation of the peritoneum—I traced that to the wound itself—there was a thickening round the wound, which had evidently proceeded from inflammation—that would tend to show where the inflammation was first set up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-127" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL STOKES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector D</hi>). I produce the deceased's clothes that he had on at the time this occurred—I have examined them—I found a small hole going through two shirts, a pair of trousers, and a scarf, near the centre—I was present at the hospital when the deceased's examination was taken, in the presence of Mr. Tyrrwhitt, the Magistrate—the prisoner was also there—the deceased made a statement which was taken down in writing by the Magistrate's clerk—I heard him examined—the prisoner could hear what he said; and he put some questions to him—this is the Magistrate's signature.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where was the examination taken?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the Middlesex Hospital in the ward—Beckett was in bed—I saw him sworn by the chief usher of Marylebone police-court—I saw the oath administered—Mr. Tyrrwhitt was present there—the prisoner was standing by the side of Beckett's bed—(
<hi rend="italic">The examination of the deceased was here read as follows:</hi>—"On 27th December, I was engaged as a timekeeper of the men employed at No. 10, Portland-place—I had instructions from the builder before he went out of town, to clear the house of these people, meaning the prisoner and the woman who had charge of the house—I went to the room where the prisoner was, with the other men—I got the assistance of the other men—the door was locked—after I got into the house I demanded admittance—the woman was outside the house in the area at the time—I called to him again to open the door, and I heard the woman say, 'Blow his b——brains out'—a man brought a large hammer—the door was broken open immedi
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<lb/>thing against me before—I told him if he did anything I would knock him down—he then stepped one pace towards the front, and half-pace towards the left, and he struck me with such force that it was like throwing a skittle ball—it was in the belly and I felt it very warm—I felt the blood—I had a thick waistcoat and thick clothes on, and a cheat protector; and it shows the force it must have struck; but for that it would have gone to the back bone.
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I think it was an Irish labourer we had got there that broke open the door—I did not rush at him, or catch hold of him by the collar—I never raised a finger to him.")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM GREGORY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you saw the prisoner walk
<lb/>ing up and down the room, can you tell me whether he had his boots on or not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He had slippers on—he was taken in the slippers to the station—I did not hear anything said about his cutting the heels of his boots with his knife—I did not see the boots in the room—I did not see that he had one of the boots in his hand at the time I saw him walking up and down—I saw no boots whatever—I saw nothing in his hand but the knife.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-130" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER"/>CHRISTOPHER CRANE</persName> </hi>. I live at Prebend-street, Islington, and am a wholesale milliner—the prisoner is my brother—on Tuesday, 3rd December, I met him at Islington-green, quite accidentally—I went with him to a coffee-shop on Islington-green—I had seen him nearly two years before this meeting—I had been abroad in that two years—he requested me to meet him to see a friend of his in the Green-lanes, on the following Thursday—he did not say for what reason—I met him on the Thursday in the Lower-road—we walked a short way down the Lower-road—he said it was not convenient to see his friend that night; but I was to meet him on the Friday evening—nothing passed that night except when I have stated—I was to have met him at 7 o'clock on Friday—I did not get home till 8, so I could not go to meet him—he met me on Saturday morning, between 9 and 10, at King's Cross, at the corner of the Caledouian-road—he said a friend of his had informed him that I went that way every Saturday morning—he said, "You did not meet me last night; but it is of no conse
<lb/>quence, to-night will do as well"—I agreed to meet him that night, at 7 o'clook, in the same place, Northampton-street—I met him at quarter-past 7 that Saturday evening—he had a parcel in his hand, and he said he wished to leave the parcel in the Ball's Pond-road, as he knew a coffee-shop there—we then went up Northampton-street, and turned to the right, and proceeded as far as the Islington and Ball's Pond-road station—we bore off to the right, and turned down a lane—I don't know the name of it; but it took us nearly facing the coffee-shop he mentioned—he left me waiting there while he took the parcel into the coffee-shop—when he returned to me, he said, "That is all right; I have left it"—we then proceeded up St. Paul's-terrace—he wanted to go up a narrow lane that leads up to a tavern—I said to him, "If you want to go to the Green-lanes, why not go round by way of the green, it is cleaner than this way"—he said he wanted to see his friend</p>
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<p>by 8 o'clock, an there was not time, that was the nearest way, or words to that effect—we then went that way—we went up the road by the side of the canal, or rather a pathway by the side of the river—not the tide that' is usually frequented by foot passengers; but the side where there had been a quantity of bricks standing for some time—I said to him then, "Why don't you cross over the bridge and walk on the other side, it is so very muddy on this side?"—he said. "Oh, never mind that, you can easily wash a little mud off your boots"—he asked me to walk by myself, as he was well known about that quarter—I said it made no difference to me—he walked on first, and left me—it was close by Paul's-terrace that he made that remark; but I cannot say exactly at what spot—we then proceeded a little farther, and he said, "Is that a man and a woman standing there"—I said, "No; it is only your fancy"—we walked about three parts of the way up the path, and he said, "Walk a little further in that direction"—that was pointing from the river I walked back a few steps, and he struck me a violent blow on the head—I turned half round—he repeated the blows several times, and I fell down—he then caught hold of my coat and waistcoat, and endeavoured to drag me towards the water—with a violent straggle I managed to get away from him, or he must have got me in—I saw afterwards that I had lost part of my waistcoat—it was in his hand—he then commernced striking me over the heads second time—he had a life-preserver in his hand the first time—it was after the second number of blows that he put the life-preserver on the ground—I dis
<lb/>tinctly saw him lay it down, after palling me towards the water the first time—the second time he attacked me with the life-preserver he laid it down on the ground—the first blow on the bead was with a life-preserver—he tried to drag me to the river the first time with it in his hand—it was after that he laid it down—I distinctly saw him take it up again, and he repeated the blows over my head again the second time—he then caught hold of me by my scarf, and endeavoured again to drag me towards the water—it was a scarf that I wear with my collar—I resisted as well as I could, and the scarf broke away from my neck—he then looked about for the life-preserver, picked the up, and began striking me over the head the third time—I then pulled the life-preserver out of his hand, and threw it from me—he did not take it up again—that was the last time he struck me—he then caught hold of me by the collar of my coat, and endeavoured to drag me into the river the third time, and I then slid down the embankment, and ran and walked away as well as I could—he ran past me towards a pile of bricks, and I fell into a pit—he came to the edge of the pit, and said, "Come out of there, what do you want down there in the pit?"—I said, "You wicked villain, to get away from you; I know you wish to murder me"—he made no further reply—I then got out of the pit, and ran towards a brick wall—I came to the brick wall, and tried to get over it—I clambered over it, and fell on the other side—while I was doing so the prisoner caught hold of me by the tails of my coat to endeavour to pull me back—he did not do so; I fell over—over the next wall I saw a light—I had two walls to get over—I got over the second wall—the light was in the kitchen of a house—I went into the area, knocked violently at the window, and called out "Murder!"—a man came out and assisted me—I went with him to a surgeon's, and afterwards to St. Bartho
<lb/>lomew's hospital—I have been suffering ever since from the effects.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-131" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN WATTS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at Highbury-new-park—on the night of 7th December a tap came at my back kitchen window—It ran to the window, and asked what was the matter—immediately cries of "Murder!" issued—there is no back door from the kitchen into the garden—I</p>
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<p>went out at the side door as quick as possible, and I saw a man in the back area—I assisted him out of the area—his coat was torn to pieces, and he was bleeding—I should not recognise his countenance—if I had not seen the man before I could not have recognised him again—the prosecutor was the man—I helped him out of the area—my wife went to the front gate, and cried "Murder!"—I assisted him to the doctor's—as I was taking him out of the garden gate a policeman came and assisted me, and we took him to the doctor's—I did not go with him to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jury. Q.</hi> You were acquainted with him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I mean if I had not seen him at that time, I should not have known him now—he was quite a stranger to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-132" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILLSHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 158). I was on duty on the night of 7th December near Highbury-new-park—I saw the prosecutor there, and the witness assisting him down to the surgery—from some remarks that were made I went to the banks of the New-river—I there saw two pools of blood, and marks on the soil by the earth being knocked about as if a struggle had taken place—I found this life preserver there (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—there was fresh blood on it—I assisted the prosecutor, first to the surgery, and then to the hospital—that was before I went to the New-river.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He states he found two pools of blood; I should wish him to describe what he means by that.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> There were two pools within six inches of one another—the blood was scattered all over the ground—it was not splashes of blood; it laid in thick substance, where it run from the man in a stream—the two pools were about six inches apart—they were not exactly pools; there was blood on the ground that I could clearly see; it was lying in pools.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jury. Q.</hi> Could you give any idea of the quantity?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have not any idea of the quantity.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-133" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PARSONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, N</hi> 47). On the night of Saturday, 7th December, I took the prisoner into custody at 20, Ormsby-street, Kingsland-road—I told him he was charged by his brother with cutting and wounding him with intent to murder him at Highbury—he said, "I have not seen my brother to-night"—I did not mention the word night to him—this was in the night—I said, "Your brother has charged you, you must come with me to the station"—with the assistance of another constable I took him to the station—he did not say anything till we got to the station—before the charge was taken a constable had been sent to the hospital to ascertain how the wounded man was—when he came back I said to the prisoner, who was being put in the cell, "Your brother is very ill"—he said, "It is a bad job; I suppose I shall get over it somehow"—I went to Ball's-pond for a parcel—I found a parcel had been left by the prisoner—it contained a quantity of wadding—the coffee-shop man saw the prisoner—he is not here; he was not bound over.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-134" type="given" value="THOMAS SMITH"/>THOMAS SMITH ELLIS</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at St. Bartholomew's hospital—the prosecutor was admitted on the evening of 7th December—he was bleeding from the head and face—on examination he was found to have sus
<lb/>tained a number of contused and lacerated wounds—some of them were con
<lb/>tused and some lacerated, and some of them partook of both characters—they were over the head and face, the majority over the head—I counted twenty; they were nearly over the whole of the scalp—he remained in the hospital some time under my treatment—he was in great danger—he appeared to have lost much blood—they were wounds that might be pro
<lb/>duced by such an instrument as this life-preserver—it would produce a lace
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<p>wound—when there is a resisting substance underneath, like the bones of the head, it would, so to speak, crack the skin, and produce wounds which would have the appearance of lacerated wounds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Some time ago my brother lost his character in the City. I went to his house one Sunday, and found him in great destitution. I enabled him to the best of my ability to go abroad; he said he would repay me if he could do so. He went to New Zealand, and returned, not having accumulated any cash. He went again, and returned, and started in business; he had previously started in business, but failed. When he returned he said to my friends he did not mean to do anything for me; he ridiculed what I had done for him, and said it was only to answer my own purpose and for my own ends. I lent him to the amount of 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I have known the time when he has refused me bread. He provoked and aggravated me so that I did what I never thought of doing. He has taken things from me and from my sister, and sold them through his wife, and he has told my friends that I merely assisted him to gain my own ends. I hope you will take the matter into consideration before you pass sentence on me. I had no intention at the time to murder; I was so excited that I scarcely knew what I was about.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the First Count.—Recommended to mercy by some of the Jury on the ground that when he saw the prosecutor in the pit, he left him there without any further violence.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1862.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt. Ald.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MALCOLM KERR, ESQ</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLERK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-137" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, jeweller, and auxiliary letter-carrier of Bexley-heath—on 13th September I received from Mr. Dunkley, of Bun
<lb/>hill-row, four gold rings, one of which had been made to order—I afterwards found that three of them would not suit me, and sent them back in a letter, addressed, "Mr. Dunkley, working jeweller, Bunhill-row, St. Luke's"—I fastened it, and posted it at the Bexley-heath post-office—I believe this (
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<lb/>duced</hi>) is one of the rings I returned—one of those I sent was a hair-ring.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LLOYD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had you that ring in your possession?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only one day—it is four months to-day since I saw it—I only say that it is a ring similar to this—it was a hair-ring with the initials E.B., as I read it, and I believe it to be so—I ordered E.B. to be put on it, for Esther Bawn—the ring I sent back on the 14th was the same which I received from Mr. Dunkley on the 13th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is not this a very common hair-ring?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, we very often have them made to order with particular hair—this is the general pattern—</p>
<hi rend="italic">The ring bore the initials C.B.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-138" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DUNKLEY</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">junior.</hi> Mr. Newman came to our shop on 13th Sep
<lb/>tember, and my father gave him four rings, one of which was a hair-ring—in which I had inserted the hair, but my father made the ring—the initials were engraved by Mr. Dowsett—I did not give him the instructions what</p>
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<p>initials to engrave, but I gave him a bit of paper, and he engraved C.B. on it; it ought to have been E.B.—this is the ring—I never received a letter from Mr. Newman by the post, containing this ring and two others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do I understand you to swear it is the same, or that it is similar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is the same, because the gold on the shield is red and the other part is yellow.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you first notice the engraving being wrong?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not till Mr. Clare brought it to us a fortnight ago—I did not know at the time it was given to Newman that the initials ought to be E.B.—that was our mistake—I gave the engraver a piece of paper—I did not know at that time that the initials were to be E.B., nor did I know it when it came back from Dowsett—this is the universal kind of ring into which hair is put—I handled it after it came back from Dowsett, and put the hair in it, but did not notice the initials.</p>
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<persName id="t18620127-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18620127-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-139" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DUNKLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the father of the last witness, and am a jeweller Of Bunhill-row—I made this ring—it is made of yellow gold and the shield is rather redder—I made it myself and gave it to my son to put the hair in—I know my own work—Mr. Dowsett of Wilderness-row engraved it—I sent my boy to him with it—I understood that the initials were to be C.B.—I gave directions for C.B. to be engraved, and I find C.B. on it—I gave it to Mr. Newman on 13th September, with three others—I did not receive a letter containing that and two other rings—I never saw it again till it was brought to me by the post-office authorities.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you made any other rings?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Plenty, but we do not make two alike unless we have an order to that effect—I can speak to rings I made twenty-five years ago—I made severed alike at Christmas, but they were all for one family.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you send a piece of paper to Dowsett?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, with C.B. on it, and afterwards an order came up to make the ring a little larger, and it was to be KB., but I never had the ring—I thought it did not fit—it is quite possible that some other man may have made a ring in which the shield is redder than the other part, but I do not think it would be at all likely—I had not got enough gold; they were in a hurry and I used diffe
<lb/>rent gold—it is not observable—it is only a cheap ring—it is not hall-marked.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you make application about the loss of the letter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not know that there was any necessity, but the postman made inquiries.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-140" type="given" value="WILLIAM BAILY"/>WILLIAM BAILY DOWSETT</persName> </hi>. I am an engraver, and have worked for Mr. Dunkley many years—I engraved this ring—the letters on it are C.B., which I put according to instructions, I believe, but it is possible for me to make a mistake—the parties afterwards fetched it home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose you put a good many initials on rings?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and I have many times engraved C.B. on them, but I cannot say that I have done so for Mr. Dunkley, neither can I say that I engraved this ring for Mr. Dunkley—I only say that I engraved it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18620127-name-141" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-141" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER MAYNOD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Bexley-heath post-office—I send off the letters—a letter posted at half-past 8 on the evening of 14th September would go to London at a quarter to 9—I sent the bag of letters to London that evening.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18620127-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18620127-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-name-142" type="surname" value="SHARPE"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-name-142" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SHARPE</persName> </hi>. I am a sorter at the South-Eastern district post-office—the mail-bag from Bexley-heath reached that station about 10 o'clock on 14th September—it was tied and sealed in the proper way—a letter arriving in</p>
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<p>that bag addressed to Bunhill-row, would be forwarded in the mail-bag about 11 o'clock to the chief office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you recollect receiving it yourself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, by signing the bill containing an account of the register afterwards in this bag.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you sign in the ordinary way, which you could not have done if it had been previously opened?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18620127-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18620127-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-143" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CUMBERSOME</persName> </hi>. I am letter-carrier at the South-Eastern office—I made up and dispatched the mail-bag at 11.25 on the morning of 14th Sep
<lb/>tember, to the chief office—it was tied and sealed in the ordinary way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How do you recollect it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I signed for it in a book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18620127-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18620127-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-name-144" type="surname" value="DORRIT"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DORRIT</persName> </hi>. I am a sorter in the General post-office—on 14th September I was on duty to deliver the 12 o'clock letters at Bunhill-row—if there had been any letter to Mr. Dunkley of Bunhill-row, I should have had to deliver it—I did not deliver any such letter that I am aware of—I get there about half-past 12.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> From whom did you receive the letters that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They are put up to the name of the walk, Chiswell-street—I get them from the sorting-table—I take my own letters—I believe the prisoner brought them to the table—five people are employed in sorting—it might go through five or six hands before it came to me—it would be the duty of a man named Clark to collect the letters that day, but not to give them to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLERK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you engaged as a sorter that morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the letters are sorted for particular walks—the letter carriers used to take the letters from the sorting-table to their seats; we do not now—I cannot say how long that has been prohibited, but it was so at this time—by col
<lb/>lecting, I mean taking them from where they are sorted to the section where they are divided into walks—they are first divided into sections, and put before letter carriers to divide into walks—Clark could not have done that then because he was not there—that was his usual hour to be there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18620127-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18620127-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-name-145" type="surname" value="DUNSTABLE"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-name-145" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE DUNSTABLE</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of letter-carriers at the General post-office—the prisoner was employed there on the morning of 14th September—it was his duty to collect letters from the first section sorting, to the walk sorting—when the bag comes the letters are emptied on a table, and are then taken by one man to the sorting table where they are sorted into four sections and afterwards into walks—the prisoner took the letters that morning after they had been sorted the first time, from the section to the walk sorting table—all letters for the first section would pass through his hands—Bunhill-row is in the first section—he signed a book when he came that morning—he came about 11.40—he made a change that day with a man named Clark, and he left about 12.15—the whole of the Bunhill-row letters would pass through his hands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What distance would he have to carry the letters?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two or three yards—he would have about forty letters, according to the heaviness of the duty—it was a matter of choice how many he would carry, according to the heaviness of the duty—they cannot grasp many, only thirty or forty—if he abstracted the letter it must have been just while he was moving those two or three yards—it is done very rapidly—there would be about twenty people there while this was going on—he might have got some missorted letters—this entry is made at the time—it is in his writing.</p>
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<persName id="t18620127-name-146" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-146" type="surname" value="CLARE"/>
<interp inst="t18620127-name-146" type="given" value="WILLIS"/>WILLIS CLARE</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of letter-carriers at the General post-office—the prisoner was a collector and letter-carrier—I see by the book</p>
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<p>that he was there on 14th September—his walk was Bartholomew-square—that is the adjoining walk to that for which this letter is directed—they sometimes receive missorts, and put them with their own delivery—on 10th January, an investigation took place at the post-office about some letters which the prisoner had to deliver, and I received from him some keys which I understood were his—I went to his lodgings at Packington-street, Islington, and found one of the keys which he showed me opened a box which I found in a bed-room, at the top of the house, in which I found several letters addressed to him—I further searched the pockets of the clothes in that box, and found five rings, among which was the one produced—I took them to the post office, and showed them to the prisoner—he said that they were all his—on the morning of 21st January he was brought to the post office in custody, and was told in my presence that the hair-ring was posted at Bexley, in a letter, and had been identified—he was cautioned that if he had anything to say it might be given in evidence against him—he said, "Well, if you want it for evidence, I shall decline to say anything about it—he also said the wedding-ring was his—he declined to say where he got the hair-ring, but that it had been given given to him—I did not ask him by whom.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not he say, "I can account for it?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not at that time; he did sometime before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You spoke to him on the 10th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was sent for then in consequence of having been seen taking some letters—on my oath he was brought there by the Inspector on the 10th, and the police-officer brought him in custody on the 21st—I do not know where he was from the 10th to the 21st—he was not employed in the post-office—he was suspended on 10th January, from an application made by Mr. Newman of Blackheath—I do not know whether he remained at his residence from the 10th to the 21st—the officer found him at his lodging—I was not there—I did go there on 10th January—he was not taken in custody on the 10th, because we could not tell till we searched the books whether there was any application for the ring—when I asked him for his keys he gave them up readily—letters are frequently missorted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLERK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had this investigation which took place on the 10th, any reference to Mr. Newman's ring?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I then went to the lodging and found these rings, and on further inquiry I found that application had been made at the post-office with regard to the loss of the letter in September.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-147" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMEE</persName> </hi>. I am an officer of the post-office—I took the prisoner from his lodging to the post-office on the 21st, on a warrant for his appre
<lb/>hension, which I had had eight days—I had been to his lodging once and I had watched the house frequently—I did not see him from the 10th up to the 21st—I went there the day I got the warrant, to inquire for him, and was told that he was out—I received information that he had returned on the Saturday, and I apprehended him on the Tuesday following.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was he out of town for a week?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-148" type="given" value="LANCELOT ARCHER BURTON"/>LANCELOT ARCHER BURTON HANKS</persName> </hi>. I am a letter carrier of the northern district office, Lower-road, Islington—on 12th January, the prisoner was employed there—he came to that district in November—he occupied the same lodging as I did in January, but had not done so from the time he came—he did for seven or eight weeks—we occupied the same room—I have seen him wearing a hair-ring—I did not take enough notice of it to swear positively to it—he did not wear it every day—the first time I saw it was</p>
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<p>on Sunday, about a month after he first came to lodge with me—it might be a week more or a week lees—it had initials on the back, but I do not know what they were.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When did he come to lodge with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was ten weeks ago last Sunday—it was about 1st December that I first noticed the ring—I have seen him wear the other rings—sometimes he put on two on Sundays, and when he went out one evening, I remember his wearing one—he wore them in full dress. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case against the prisoner as he was not seen wearing the ring till three months after it was stolen. Mr. Justice Patteson having decided in the case of Regina v. Partridge, that in the case of articles which passed from hand to hand readily, two months would be too long a period to be considered at a recent possession; and that there was only a bare possibility that the prisoner might have taken the ring.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 472). On Wednesday, 8th January, I was with Betts in Queen-street, near the prosecutor's warehouse, and saw Wilkinson two or three yards from their door, and Johnson at the corner of Cloak-lane, about ten yards from the door—I had previously seen them walking together—I passed them and walked on—they were looking about them in every direction—we passed down about thirty yards—we were in plain clothes, and we then turned round and saw that Johnson had disappeared—we crossed to the west side of Queen-street, and saw Wilkinson standing outside the warehouse door, and immediately afterwards Johnson came out of the warehouse with a case in his arms, which appeared heavy—Wilkinson turned his back—Johnson put the case on Wilkinson's back—we then crossed over Queen-street—Johnson turned his head and saw us, and took it off Wilkinson's shoulder, put it on the pavement, walked two or three yards, and then they ran off as fast as they could—I pursued them, and took Wilkinson—I told him I took him for stealing a case of goods out of a warehouse in Cloak-lane—he said, "It was not I who stole it; it was the other man; he asked me to carry it for him"—this is the case, and this is a portion of the starch (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you first saw Wilkinson, how many yards were you off?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Twenty—Johnson was not taken at the time—I know a person named Bagster—I believe he is acquainted with the prisoners—I have had a conversation with him about them—I believe there is some ill-feeling between Bagster and Johnson about a lady—I never saw Bagster till lately.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilkinson.</hi> That is quite correct what he states; I was employed by a man to carry it; he was a stranger to me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> It was Johnson that I saw, and not Bagster.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who was the person that put the packet on Wilkinson's back?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Johnson; it appears that Johnson ran away with Bagster's wife, or took his wife away from him, and we took Johnson from the woman in bed, when we apprehended him—we found out that Bagster knew something about Johnson—he did not know where Johnson was, but he ultimately gave us information which enabled us to get at Johnson.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 461). I was with Henderson on 8th January, walking down Queen-street, and saw Johnson standing at the corner of Cloak-lane, two or three yards from the prosecutor's warehouse door—Wilkinson was close by—they were both looking anxiously about them in every direction—we afterwards returned, looked down Cloak-lane, and saw Wilkinson standing in the same position by the warehouse door—in about half a minute Johnson brought this case out in his arms and put it on Wilkinson's back—we walked towards them—Johnson turned his head and appeared to see us—he took the box off Wilkinson's back and set it down, walked two or three yards and then commenced running—I followed Johnson but could not catch him, being obstructed by the car
<lb/>riages, but I apprehended him on the Monday morning following, in Ratcliff-highway, at half-past 1, and charged him with stealing a case of starch from Messrs. Wotherspoon's warehouse—he said that I had made a mistake that time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-154" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ABERCROMBIE</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Robert Wotherspoon and another, wholesale confectioners—I cannot swear to this case being ours, but it is similar to those we had on the premises on 8th January, and which contain starch—the prisoners had no authority to take a case like that from the warehouse that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilkinson's Defence.</hi> I am quite innocent. I was asked to carry the box down Thames-street; I said to the man, "What are you going away for; he said, "Here is the man who belongs to it, and ran off, and I after him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-238-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18620127-238-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further charged with having been before convicted in August, 1849, in the name of
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-155" type="surname" value="CHURCHYARD"/>Churchyard</persName>; to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.*—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-238-18620127 t18620127-238-punishment-33"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1862.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY</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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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CRAWFORD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-157" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE CARR</persName> </hi>. My mother keeps a chandler's shop in Bedfordbury—on 18th November, I was serving in the shop—the prisoner came in for a pound of bread, which was 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling in payment—I gave him his change and he went away—Mr. Dawson, a neighbour came in—I still had the shilling in my hand—I gave it to him, he put it between his teeth, bit it, and said it was a rank bad one—he kept the shilling—he went after the prisoner and brought him back, and a police constable also—there was another young fellow brought back with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I distinctly saw you put the shilling in the till.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> There was no money in the till—I did not put it in—it was never out of my hand until I placed it in Mr. Dawson's hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, C</hi> 21). On 18th November, I received charge of the prisoner and another man from the last witness, who gave me this bad shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he charged him with uttering a counterfeit shilling in Bedfordbury—the prisoner, at first, said he had not been in the shop—he afterwards acknowledged that he had—he gave the name of John Thomas, but refused his address—he was taken before a Magistrate, remanded from the 18th to the 25th and then discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-160" type="given" value="JOHN FRANCIS"/>JOHN FRANCIS LOGSDON</persName> </hi>. I am a shopman at 32, Little Newport-street, a post-office—on 14th January, the prisoner came and asked for half-a-crown's worth of postage-stamps—he put down a florin and sixpenny worth of halfpence—I handed him the stamps, and discovered that the florin was bad—I said to him, "This is a bad one"—he said, "A bad one"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "You don't mean to say so"—I called to my master, and he was given in custody—the florin laid on the counter till Mr. Green, my master, came—he picked it up and marked it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-161" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GREEN</persName> </hi>. I gave the prisoner into custody—I took up the florin that was lying on the counter when I came into the shop—I marked it and gave it to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-162" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DUTTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 153). This (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the florin that Mr. Green gave me—he gave the prisoner into my charge—the prisoner gave the name of Joseph Benjamin—nothing was found on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of the coin to the Mint—these coins are both bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18620127-239-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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