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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>ROSE, MAYOR.</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, December 15th, 1862, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the Right Hon.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ANDERSON ROSE</hi>, M.P., Lord Mayor of the City of London;
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-1" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>Sir Samuel Martin</persName>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; William Taylor Copeland, Esq., M.P.;
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN"/>Sir John Musgrove</persName>, Bart.; Thomas Quested Finnis, Esq.; Alder-men of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-3" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>Russell Gurney</persName>, Esq. Q.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Lawrence</persName>, Esq.; William Ferneley Allen, Esq.; Edward Conder, Esq.; James Abbiss, Esq.; Thomas Dakin, Esq.; and Sills John Gibbons, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Chambers</persName>, Esq. Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-6" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>Robert Malcolm Kerr</persName>, 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">JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</hi>, Esq. Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-7" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH JONES</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK FARRAR</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MACKRELL</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROSE, MAYOR SECOND 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, December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1862.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>, M.P.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM LAWRENCE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALLEN</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">DAKIN</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am an engraver, at 3, Saville-row, Mile End—on the night of 30th October, I went to bed between a quarter to 11 and 11 o'clock—I fastened up the house thoroughly before I went to bed—I left everything safe—about a quarter to 2 o'clock I was aroused by the policeman springing a rattle in my house—I immediately got up, pulled up the blind, and discovered the policeman in the yard, with his bull's-eye—in consequence of what he said I went downstairs—I found a bundle of clothes packed up ready to be taken away—all my clothes and my wife's were taken out of my bedroom—I had heard no noise before the policeman called me—I also lost a purse, containing a half-sovereign and two half-crowns, from my desk in the counting-house—I found the kitchen window open, and a policeman inside—the glass had been opened by a knife; and the hasp knocked back—no glass was taken out—I found a knife in the yard—I missed a coat, waistcoat, and a stick, altogether about 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of things—I afterwards saw the policeman produce a gown, a stick, a pair of boots, and a coat—they were my property—the coat was taken from the hall—the prisoner was wearing that coat, and under that, one of my son's tunics; under that, one of my waistcoats, under that, one of my boy's jackets, and a blue and white scarf, and the policeman also found one of my wife's petticoats on him—he was in the policeman's custody in the next garden—I had never seen him before—alt the things were safe in my house when I went to bed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-11" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CORK</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacco-pipe maker, at 6, Windsor-terrace, Canal-road, Stepney—on the morning of 31st October, about a quarter-past</p>
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<p>1 o'clock, I was going home from work—I had to pass at the back of Saville-row, where there is no thoroughfare—I saw the prisoner, and a tall man, about five feet nine and a half to ten inches high—I asked them what they did there—the tall man answered and said, "All right, mate; it is only one of my mates got a girl down here"—I said, "That won't do for me; I can see something different to that;" because I saw the two, the prisoner in front of the other, so there was no girl—I said, "You had better say what it is; it is something wrong; get away from here"—he said, "Well, all right, mate; it don't concern you in any way; it is only my mate got a girl"—with that the tall one held up a stick; I supposed he was going to hit me, and said, "Well, if it is only that, it don't concern me; stop here as long as you like"—I walked towards the top of the hill, till I got into the Mile End-road—I then turned round and said, "The pair of you had better stop till a constable comes; if you offer to go away I will call police, and follow you wherever you go"—the tall man said, "All right, mate; we will stop"—the prisoner kept saying to the other, "Come away; don't stop here;" trying to get the other one away—I stood before them till I heard a policeman a short distance off—I then called out police, finding they were getting very fidgetty; as the policeman came towards me, I took two steps towards him, and they directly ran away—I ran after them, calling, "Stop thief!" and the policeman sprang his rattle—the other man gut away, but I saw the prisoner stopped by the policeman—I never lost sight of him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 338). I was on duty in Canal-road, on the night in question, about half-past 1 o'clock—I heard the words, "Run, run"—I saw two men running, a tall man and the prisoner—by the time they were opposite me I heard a rattle sprung—the tall man was too far from me—I took the prisoner—the last witness came up and gave me information—I took him to the back of the houses, and examined the houses—I found the window of the prosecutor's house raised up—I ex
<lb/>amined it, and found a piece of wood fresh broken off—I called the prosecutor up, and went into the house, and in the bottom room, under the stairs, I found a great heap of clothes ready to take away—on the corner of the table I found this piece of wax taper—it had been lighted, and burnt down—the prosecutor identified a coat which the prisoner had on, and also the other things—this knife was given to me—it corresponded with marks on the window—I asked the prisoner at the station where he got this coat—he said he bought it in Petticoat-lane for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the prosecutor said 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was stolen—the prisoner said, "You old liar; it was only 9 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 251). I assisted in taking the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> A man asked me to carry the things, and said he would give me a shilling; as it was a cold night he told me to put the coat on—we met the policeman, and the man said, "If you don't want to be taken up, you had better run;" he set off running, and I followed him; he got off, and the policeman tock me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-18" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Robert Brown, a shoemaker, of 31, Old Pye-street, Westminster—on 7th November, between 7 and 8 at night, I was in Downey's public-house in Westminster—my husband was with me</p>
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<p>—he was sitting a little distance from me—there were about a dozen men standing before the bar—I saw the two prisoners there—I had some ale to drink—as I was about to leave the house, I was thrown down by Knowles; I think it was by his feet; I was tripped up just inside the door and I felt somebody holding me hard between the shoulders and elbows, and I felt a hand on the back of my head, while Knowles held me by the wrist with one hand, and wrenched my right hand open with the other, and 23
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was taken from it—I halloed to my husband, "Robert; I am robbed"—Knowles ran away, and as I got from the floor, Brown pushed me against the door, and took a great piece of skin off my arm—I did not see the landlord while I was in the house—Knowles was brought back to me about a quarter or twenty minutes afterwards, by Mr. Downey, the landlord—I struck him in the face and said, "You villain; you robbed me"—he struck me again, and I called for the police—Mr. Downey offered my husband 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to say no more about the matter—Knowles was not present then—he had got away a second time—I saw him again on the Friday previous to his being apprehended on the Saturday—that was a fortnight or three weeks afterwards—I went up to him and said, "I have been looking for you young man, for some time"—he said, "Me, ma'am"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "You don't know me, ma'am"—I said, "I do; you are the villain that robbed me at Downey's, three weeks ago"—he said, "You make a mistake; I have just come from the country"—I called for the police, and he ran away again—I was sober on the night in question—I had only one glass of beer—I was in an excited state, so much so that I did not know what I was doing for some time after—I heard some of the money fall on the floor after Knowles had attacked me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This happened in a room where there were a dozen men?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; none of them interfered—I think they were pretty much one sort of people—I am sure Brown held me by the arms when Knowles tripped me up—I believe he is the man—it was done all in a moment—Knowles ran out at the time I got up; and as I was trying to get out, Brown tried to get out before me, and in doing so, pushed me against the door—he got outside—I don't know what became of him—I can't say whether anybody else went out at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-19" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—on 7th November, about 7 o'clock, I was in Downey's public-house with my wife—I saw Knowles there—I was sitting down—my wife was going out at the door—there were some persons sitting between me and her, which prevented my seeing her—I did not know of any scuffle taking place with my wife till she called to me—I heard her call out, "Robert, I am robbed"—I made to the door as well as I could—I had to go through some persons—I saw Knowles running away when I got outside—I saw him brought back by Mr. Downey—he told me to bide quiet, and he would get me the money—I did not see Brown there at all—Downey said he would give me thirteen shillings for the money that was lost—I would not take it—my wife came up at the time, and she struck Knowles, and he ran away—I was sober, and so was my wife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">KNOWLES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you say you saw me in this public-house on the night the robbery was done?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not see you knock my wife down—I was seven or eight yards from her—I had been in the public-house, I dare say, about twenty minutes—during that time I had two pots of old ale—I had no liquor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-20" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES DOWNEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Francis Downey—we keep the</p>
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<p>Three Elms public-house, in Ann-street, Westminster—on 7th November, about 7 o'clock, I saw the prosecutrix in oar house—she said she had dropped some money—I heard some money fell—the words she used were, "I have dropped some money; did you see the party that sat next to me?"—she went out—there were about eight persons in the house—she said nothing to me about two men—I am certain of that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the two prisoners there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I could not be certain at the police-court—I believe they were not there—neither of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Knowles. Q.</hi> How long had this woman and her husband been in the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Some hours—about three hours, I should think—they ordered five pots of old ale, and half a pint of rum—I was in the bar the whole of the time—I never heard the woman say she had been robbed—I did not see her knocked down—if she had been, I must have seen it, and should most certainly have interfered, for my own benefit—I did not bear or see it—I do not remember seeing you at the public-house—you may have been—I had never seen the prosecutor and his wife before—they were not sober—I should think they were almost intoxicated—my husband was out the whole of the time—he did not bring you back—you did not come back—I don't remember seeing you—I did not hear my husband offer thirteen shillings to anybody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-21" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>.) When Knowles was brought back, it was not in the public-house—it was about half-way from Peter-street to Downey's, in St. Ann-street—Mrs. Downey told me to keep quiet in the house, and I should get my money back—she keeps a house for thieves, and nothing else—a man was robbed of a pound of tobacco in their house, and Mr. Downey paid for that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-22" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES DOWNEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>.) She was is intoxicated I could not under
<lb/>stand what she said—no complaints have been made by the police about our house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 74). On November 7th, I was near Downey's house—I saw the two prisoners there, and Mrs. Brown also, about half-past 6 in the evening—I knew them before—there were eight or ten persons in the house when I looked in—I heard of this robbery about 9 o'clock, from a sergeant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown. Q.</hi> What made you look in the house and notice us?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because robberies very often occur there—it is a noted house for thieves—I generally look in there on going round my beat; I have orders to do so—I have never said I would do something to you if I got the chance—I never spoke to you since you came out of prison.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Knowles. Q.</hi> I believe when the charge was being booked at the station, you were standing by?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I came in while you were there—I asked you what you were there for, and you told me—I did not state then that I had seen you at Downey's at half-past 6 on this evening.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At what time were they in custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a fortnight after the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see Mr. Brown that night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I saw Mrs. Brown—she appeared to be sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-24" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-24" type="surname" value="BRADLST"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-24" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRADLST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, B</hi> 16). On 7th November, I saw the prosecutrix—she was sober, but excited on account of the loss she had sustained—I saw her at 31, Old Pye-steet, about a hundred yards from Downey's, about half-past 9 o'clock—she complained of the robbery—I appre
<lb/>hended the prisoner Brown on the charge of assault—he said I had got the wrong address this time.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-25" type="surname" value="FEAVER"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-25" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FEAVER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 255). I apprehended Knowles a fortnight after the robbery—Brown and another person were with him—I took Knowles a few yards, and Brown and another man immediately attacked me—Brown struck me a violent blow on the aide of the head, and knocked my hat into the road, and said he would knock my b—brains out if I did not let Knowles go—Knowles resisted very much at the time—with the assistance of several bystanders I secured him, and took him to the station—another constable took Brown in the street—I pointed him out as having violently assaulted me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown. Q.</hi> What did you do to me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Laid hold of you by the collar to make sure of you—you were not on the ground—I told you if you misted I should use my truncheon—I did not knock you down, or say I would knock your b—brains out—I did not put the prosecutrix up to making this charge against you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Knowles. Q.</hi> Did you not knock me down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; Mrs. Brown did not say she did not charge the prisoner Brown with anything—she said she would charge him with holding her down while you robbed her, and I said I would charge him as well with assaulting me, and attempting to rescue you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-26" type="surname" value="DOWNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-26" type="given" value="EDWARD FRANCIS"/>EDWARD FRANCIS DOWNEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">examined by Knowles</hi>). I did not bring Knowles back to the prosecutrix, nor did I offer her 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I was out on 7th November—I did not see him at all that day—I never saw the pro
<lb/>secutrix till between 8 and 9 that evening, at my bar—I had been out, and came home at that time—I should say she was a little the worse for liquor—she came in about ten minutes after I got home—she was in a very excited state.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did she make any complaint to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She asked me if I should know the man who had taken her money—I said, "No, my dear woman, I should not, for I was not here when the transaction took place"—she did not say she had been robbed of it; she said she had dropped it, and some one had picked it up—the did not complain of any violence having been used—her husband was not there at that time—I did not see him that evening—I had been out since 2 o'clock in the afternoon—I re
<lb/>turned between 7 and 8—it was between 8 and 9 when I saw the prosecu
<lb/>trix—I did not take particular notice of the time—I came straight home from the City—I was not alone; a young man, not here, was with me—it was not Knowles—I had been to pay my licence—I had seen the prisoner before—I did not offer Mrs. Brown 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. if she would make no further com
<lb/>plaint; nor any money at all, nor her husband—I never saw her husband—I did not see Knowles at all that night—it is not true that I brought him back to Mrs. Brown, and that she struck him in the face, and said, "You villain, you robbed me," nor did he run away—it is all untrue.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DICKIE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know, from any of the others in the house, that any money was found?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I heard that a shilling was dropped, and picked up and given back to the prosecutrix; I did not see it—I was told that when I came home, before she came back—I heard that she had dropped six or seven shillings, and a shilling was picked up and returned to her—when she came in, she asked, did I know the man that picked up her money—I did not tell her I had heard that some one had picked up a shilling and given it to her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Knowles' Defence.</hi> This woman had seven or eight shillings in her hand; she dropped it on the floor. There were ten or twelve men there. A man picked up a shilling and give it to her. She ran to the bar, and said to</p>
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<p>the landlady, "Would you know the man that robbed me?" She said, "No; I saw nobody rob you." She said, "You know the man that ran out?" She said she saw no man run out. A woman named Ellen Lucas was there at the time, and saw her drop the money, and saw the man pick it up. I know no more about the woman's money than the child unborn, I was not in the house the night it was done.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-108-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-108-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown was further charged with having been before convicted at Clerkenwell, on 18th March, 1861, by the name of
<persName id="t18621215-name-27">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-27" type="surname" value="DONOVAN"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-27" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Donovan</persName>; to this he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18621215-108-punishment-2" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18621215-108-punishment-2" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-108-punishment-2" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-108-18621215 t18621215-108-punishment-2"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNOWLES</hi>.†—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18621215-108-punishment-3" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18621215-108-punishment-3" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-108-punishment-3" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-108-18621215 t18621215-108-punishment-3"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN BUCKLEY</hi> (37)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES MASON</hi> (35)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH PERCIVAL</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t18621215-109-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18621215-109-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-109-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18621215-109-offence-1 t18621215-name-31"/>Thomas Tillman</persName>, and stealing from his person 1 watch and 1 guard, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-32" type="surname" value="TILLMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-32" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TILLMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, at 6, Catherine-street, Stepney—on Wednesday, 12th November, I was at the York Minster public-house, before 8 o'clock in the evening—I had some refreshment there—after leaving there I proceeded on my way home, through Philpot-street—when I got a little way up Philpot-street I received a blow on my hat—I was then seized round the neck by somebody; I don't know who it was—I then felt a pull at my watch-chain—I found it gone—I turned round, and saw the watch in Buckley's hands—I am sure he is the man—I saw him distinctly—they all ran away—I saw Buckley again the same night, when he was taken up to the Thames police-court—he was with Mason, in custody—I recognised him again at once, and I am sure he is the man—I received no injury to hurt me—I was alarmed, and returned to the York Minster—whilst there police-constable Venables came to me, and I went with him towards Arbour-square station, when we met the two witnesses, Wilks and Stout—from what they said, I went back to the York Minster, and there I saw Mason playing at billiards or bagatelle, and gave him in charge—I went next morning to the York Minster with Legg, and saw a woman—in conse
<lb/>quence of what she said, I went to the Bedford Arms—she said she was Buckley's wife—I was there introduced to some stranger, and afterwards went to 46, Baker-street, Stepney—that was Percival's house, so I was told—he said himself it was his house—at the Bedford Arms he said, "Come to my house and wait till the man Walter comes back with the watch"—I waited in the house about an hour and a half—the watch was then brought back by a man they called "Walter"—it was shown to me, and a woman, a stranger to me, who was down iu the kitchen, asked me to give them a sovereign for it, which I would not do—I did not get it—it was taken away again—they did not give it into my hand at all—I am sure it was my watch—I then left the house, and went to the Thames police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Buckley). Q.</hi> You have known Buckley for some time, have you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have seen him—I do not know that the woman I saw was not Buckley's wife—I had never seen his wife—I have not since said that I knew it was not his wife, or any person living with him—I have been told it was not his wife—I don't know—another woman represented herself to be Buckley's wife—that was the day after Buckley was taken in custody—the watch was shown to me in the kitchen of the house, 46, Baker-street—there were three women there alto
<lb/>gether—I did not know any woman at 46, Baker-street—I have never spent a night there—I went there on that day, not with a woman—I have not</p>
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<p>said, since this matter was before the police-court, that I went there with a woman on that night—I was not drunk on the night this occurred at the York Minster—I will swear it—I was perfectly sober—I had a friend with me named Robert Wilford—I had a slight quarrel with him, a few words—I had been in the house five or six hours—this occurred about 8 in the evening, I believe—I went there about half-past 2 in the day, with Wilford—I had not had a good deal to drink during that time—I had had some
<hi rend="italic">cooper</hi>—I dare say ten or twelve pots came in—I was perfectly sober—
<hi rend="italic">cooper</hi> is a mixture of stout and porter—we quarrelled about paying for the last—Wilford did not say, to my knowledge, to Buckley, "Tom," meaning me, "has got a shilling to pay, and he won't pay"—Buckley was in the bagatelle-room—I did not hear Wilford appeal to him about my not paying for the
<hi rend="italic">cooper</hi>—I did not hear him say anything about it—nothing took place between me and Buckley about it at all—Buckley did not say I ought to pay for it, and it was a shame I did not—I had a wet cloth thrown at me, but who threw it I don't know—I became very angry about that, and I went out of the house—I saw a good many men follow me—I believe Wilford and Buckley were two of them—there were some eight or ten—when I got outside, Wilford did not come and catch roe round the waist, to my knowledge—Wilford was not the only man that touched me—I don't know who touched me—I don't know whether it was Wilford—he was not close to me when I came out, to my knowledge—he came out with a lot more—he was a few yards behind me—he was not the nearest man to me, I don't know who was—I saw ten or twelve men follow me; who they were I don't know—Wilford did not catch me round the waist and say he would make me pay this shilling—he said, in the room, that I had lost a shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Mason). Q.</hi> You say some one caught You round the waist; was it the waist or neck?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Round my neck, I believe—I did not see who that was—I saw Mason there—I did not see him in the road—he was not in front of me—if he had been, I must have seen him—there were about fourteen people in the room, I should think—they followed me out—there were about twelve when I was seized round the neck—I turned round to see who it was—I could not say whether it was Mason—I did not see him there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say you had two or three pots of
<hi rend="italic">cooper;</hi> who was that drunk by?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The fourteen people in the room—it passed all round—ten or twelve pots came in amongst the lot.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-33" type="surname" value="LEGG"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-33" type="given" value="HENRY ARTHUR"/>HENRY ARTHUR LEGG</persName> </hi>. I am a ship-steward, and live at 6, Sydney-square, Stepney—on the night of 12th November, I was with the prosecutor in the York Minster—I remember his leaving there—I left immediately after—I saw him stopped in Philpot-street by his friend Wilford, who asked him to come back to the York Minster and pay for two pots of beer—he refused, and said he did not owe it—I then saw somebody's arms round his neck; whose they were I cannot say, and then saw his watch snapped by the prisoner Percival, who passed it to Buckley, and Buckley to another man—I saw that distinctly—I am most sure Percival is the man—I did not see his face distinctly, because his back wan to me—the prosecutor's face was towards me, and Percival's back was towards me, and his face was from me, so I could not see his face distinctly—I only saw his back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Percival). Q.</hi> Were you in the public-house drinking with them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was—I saw most part of the
<hi rend="italic">cooper</hi> consumed; I should say about eight pots, while I was there—I did not go in at the time the prosecutor did—it was a bet of two</p>
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<p>Shillings that remained unpaid—it was four-hand bagatelle—the opponents to the prosecutor and Wilford lost the bet—one of his opponents paid the prosecutor two shillings, and the other did not pay Wilford the two shillings,—Wilford did not have the the two shillings, and the prosecutor did, and a man who is not apprehended, but who I have heard called "Kingey," wanted the prosecutor to spend the two shillings in drink—I can't say whether he went out after the prosecutor, there were so many in the house, and so many went out—I heard the demand made that he should spend the two shillings in drink from the time I went into the house, and they continued disputing about it till the prosecutor went out, and a good many went out with him—Kingey did go out with the rest, but whether Percival did or not, I cannot say—it was about two minutes after they had gone out that I saw the watch snatched from the prosecutor by somebody—I saw Percival's back only—I did not see his face distinctly—I have not the slightest doubt it was snatched by somebody—I have sworn at the police-court it was Percival—I swear by his stature only, not by his face.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Considering the imperfect opportunities you had, are you or not certain he is the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am almost certain he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You tell us fairly you did not see his face?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not distinctly—I judge more by his stature than his face—I had no opportunity whatever to swear to him, because I did not see him distinctly before the robbery—I would almost swear to him—I should not be doing my duty to God if I was to say positively—I don't know what became of the watch—the man who wanted him to spend the money has never been back to the public-house since, nor have I seen him since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not Wilford, the moment they came out of the public-house, run and seize the prosecutor round the waist, and say, "You shall pay that money"?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't say whether he seized him round the waist; I believe he put his hands on him, and said, "You had better come back and pay for the two pots of beer you have lost;" and he refused to do so—I could not distinctly see what happened—there were from sixteen to twenty persons there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far were you from the prosecutor at the time he lost his watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About two or three yards—I saw a man take him round the waist—I don't believe that was Mason; if it had been, I believe I must have seen him, because he was so near to me during the transaction—there were two or three persons between me and the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see Percival in the billiard-room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; during the evening—he was not there when I pursued the prosecutor, neither did he go out at the door at the time I did; if he had I must have seen him, for I was behind the rest of the parties, and distinctly saw who did leave—I can't say whether he had left before me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-34" type="surname" value="WILKS"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-34" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKS</persName> </hi>. I am a gun-barrel borer, and live at 12, Eastmount
<lb/>terrace, Stepney—on the night of 12th November, about 8 o'clock, I was proceeding through Philpot-street—I saw several persons come out of the York Minster public-house—I ran to see what was the matter—they were all coming out of Philpot-street—I saw a good many there, and I saw Mason with his arms round the prosecutor's waist, and no sooner did he let go, than I heard the prosecutor say, "
<hi rend="italic">Bob,</hi> I have lost my watch, so help me God, all through you"—I had seen Mason before, and am quite sure he is the person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far were you from the prosecutor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About two yards—there were a number of persons, but I don't know who</p>
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<p>they were—I was about two yards from Mason—the prosecutor's back was towards me—I could not see Mason's face then—I saw him when I got to the tide of him, with his arms round the prosecutor's waist—I will swear it was Mason—I swore so at the Thames Police-court—I have never declined to swear it was Mason—I saw the prosecutor turn round and look at him after he let go of him—I did not see Legg; I saw no more than Buckley and Mason—I saw Wilford—it was not Wilford that put his arms round the prosecutor—I won't swear it, but I don't think it was—I only saw one person do so; that was Mason—I am quite sure it was not Wilford—I heard Wilford say to the prosecutor, "Come back and pay for the two pots of beer"—he did not put his arms on the prosecutor, or touch him at all; he was away when they were all wrestling together, when Mason had his arms round the prosecutor's waist—I did not see Legg there at all; if he had been there I must have seen him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the prosecutor come out of the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw him in the middle of Philpot-street—I don't think he seemed to be very drunk—they were all
<hi rend="italic">larking</hi> or pretending to
<hi rend="italic">lark</hi>—I am not sure whether the prosecutor was drunk or sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You did not see Percival there at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were only looking on, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I saw the constable Venables, and told him, and he went into the York Minster—I had never seen Legg before—I can't speak to every one that was there—I swear positively that Legg was not there—I did not see him there—I don't know whether he was there or no; if he had been there I must have seen him—I was looking at the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-35" type="surname" value="STOUT"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-35" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLBS STOUT</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Middle Storer-street, Stepney, and am in the service of Mr. Reynolds, inspector of weights—on 12th November, about 8 at night, I was going through Philpot-street, and saw a good many persons come out of the York Minster—I ran up and saw Mason standing in front of the prosecutor, and Buckley behind Mason—they hustled about, and I heard the prosecutor say that his watch was gone—I saw a man run away with a light coat on; I don't know who he was—I knew Mason and Buckley before by sight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far were you from the prosecutor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Four yards—I was near the other little boy Wilks; we were not together, he ran before me—I was at the side of the prosecutor—I did not see a man take him round the waist—I did not see him before he cried out that his watch was gone; I had just got up when I heard him say that—Mason was in front of him, as if he was speaking to him, not a yard from him—I saw Wilford and Legg there—I did not see Mason close to Legg—as near as I could judge, there were about sixteen persons there—there was no one between me and the prosecutor, or between me and Mason; the people were in front of him, not at the side—Wilford was about three yards from the prosecutor—he had his hat on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-36" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRIDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, K</hi> 4). On 12th November, about 9 o'clock, I met Buckley in Storer-street, Stepney, in company with another young man—I said, "Hallo,
<hi rend="italic">Ben,</hi> you are wanted at the station for being concerned with
<hi rend="italic">Long Charley</hi> (that is Mason) in stealing a watch—he said, "I know nothing about it; where did it take place?"—I said, "In Philpot-street, near the York Minster; you had better go to the station-house with me"—in going along he said he was there at a row, or disturbance, but he knew nothing of the robbery—the prosecutor was at the station when we</p>
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<p>got there, and on seeing Buckley, he said, "That is the man that had my watch."</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-37" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS VENABLES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 141). On the night of 12th November, about 8 o'clock, in consequence of information, I went to the York Minster—I saw the prosecutor there—I went with him into the billiard-room, where Mason was, and he was given into my charge—he goes by the nick
<lb/>name of
<hi rend="italic">Long Charley</hi>—I told him he was charged, with others with robbing the prosecutor of his watch—a man who was there said, "So help me God, he never went out of the house at all"—Mason said, "I was out
<lb/>side there, but I know nothing of it"—I saw Buckley that night, within three or four minutes of the robbery being committed, coming from that direction, I believe, in company with Percival.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is not this the first time you have said anything about Percival?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he was not apprehended at the time—I said at the police-court that I saw a man who I believed was Percival—I swear positively to Buckley, and the other man answered the description of Percival, but I would not swear he was the man, although I believe it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-38" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PULLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, K</hi> 10). On Wednesday, 9th November, about 2 in the morning, I apprehended Percival at 39, Baker-street Stepney—he was in bed—I diet not know him, only by the description I had received—I said to him,
<hi rend="italic">"Joe</hi> Percival, get up"—he rote up in bed—I said,
<hi rend="italic">"Joe,</hi> dress yourself"—he said, "So help me God, I know nothing at all about it"—I had said nothing whatever to him before that respecting the robbery—I said, "What about,
<hi rend="italic">Joe?"</hi>—he made no answer—I then said to him, "Percival, I want you for being concerned with Mason and, Buckley in stealing a watch, in Philpot-street"—he said, "I know Mason, but I don't know Buckley."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS TILLMAN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you not said that you have since seen a man so like Percival, that if he had not been in custody you would have thought he was the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have seen a man very much like him.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18621215-110-offence-1 t18621215-name-40"/>Henry Freund</persName>, and stealing 20 wooden boxes and 2,240 tin plates, his property.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ATTWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, at 16, Agnew-street, Bethnal-green—I work for Mr. Freund, an ironmonger, of 86, Church-street—on Monday, 17th November, about 8 o'clock, I closed the gates, and fastened them in the ordinary way with two locks—I saw a large quantity of boxes of tin on the premises—they were marked, "Best charcoal; one cross; W—Llandore," on the side—I have looked at some boxes produced here, and they are marked in the same way—they were also marked with a sledge hammer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is that the ordinary mark upon tin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—there is nothing particular about the mark—it only indicates the quality—it is done by a brand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-42" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH COLE</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Mr. Freund—on the morning of 18th November, from 25 minutes to half-past 7, I went to the warehouse—I tried the gates in the usual way, and found them open—the two locks to the little wicket-gate were off, and the warehouse door forced open—I missed twenty boxes of tin—I have looked at this produced by the police</p>
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<p>—to the best of my judgment, they are some of the missing boxes—I find the same marks on them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe you missed eleven boxes first, and nine afterwards?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; eleven were missing from one place, and nine from another—there are no initials on the boxes indicating whose property they are.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-43" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FREUND</persName> </hi>. I am an ironmonger—I have a warehouse at 6, Fuller-street, Bethnal-green—on the morning of 18th November, my attention was called to the warehouse having been broken into, and twenty boxes of tin missing—I should say the boxes produced are mine—there is no private mark upon them—the marks correspond with those I lost—we only missed eleven boxes at first; we afterwards missed nine from another pile—the boxes have not been opened—there are 112 sheets of tin in each box—the weight is 1 cwt. and 1 qr.—they are perfectly new—on discovering my loss, I sent my foreman to inform the police, and sent a shopman round to some of the dealers and consumer—I myself went down to the prisoner's, he sting a neighbour of mine—he is a tin-plate worker, and employs men to work under him—he works up such plates as these—I told him I had come to inform him that my warehouse had been broken open in the night, and that I had lost eleven boxes of tin-plate, Llandore, 20 by 14, one cross—I told him I thought it was very likely he might have them offered to him for sale, and asked if they were offered to him, whether he would gain all the information he could respeeting them, and let me know—he said he would—this was about 9 o'clock—he did not say a word to me about having received any tin-plate of any kind—in consequence of information, I went again the same afternoon, About 4 o'clock, with the constable Deeble—I waited outside while Deeble went in—after he had been in about ten minutes, he came to the door and beckoned to me to come to him—he told me to fetch Inspector Broad—I went and fetched him—Broad went in and left me outside—in about ten minutes Deeble brought the prisoner out and I went into the house—Broad got some tin-plates out of a hole, and asked if they were my property—I said, "No, they are not the size"—he then got some out of a corner of the shop, and said, "Are these yours?"—I said, "These are the size and sort; I cannot swear they are my property"—he said, "But Mr. Quail says they are yours"—Quail was not there then—I saw some there which resembled mine—they afterwards took me into a back warehouse, and there I saw ten boxes, two of which are here—they were standing in the warehouse with the marks turned to the wall—this is one of the sheets of tin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—each box cost me 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe the prisoner was in a very excited and agitated state?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-44" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH DEEBLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 195). On 18th November, about 9 in the morning, I went to the prosecutor's warehouse; and in the afternoon, about 4, from information I had received, I went with him to the prisoner's place—I left the prosecutor outside—I saw the prisoner—I said, "Good after
<lb/>noon, Mr. Quail"—he said, "Good afternoon"—I said, "You know I belong to the police; Mr. Freund was robbed this morning of a large quantity of tin, and he came and spoke to you about it; I want to know from you, for a fact, whether you did receive any tin this morning or not"—he said, "No, I have not"—I said, "Well, from the information I have received, I believe you have"—he again said he had not—I then said, "I can tell you more; it was brought to your house this morning, about 6 o'olock, in two carts; they knocked at the door, and you came down and opened the door, and took</p>
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<p>it in"—I then said, "Come with me at the back"—he said, "It is no use for me denying it any longer; I did receive eleven boxes"—I said, "No, Mr. Quail, it was twenty boxes"—he said, "You are right, it was; I was tempted to do it, or else I should not have done it, but I ought to have known better than to receive my neighbour's property"—he said he had not paid for it, and that he was going to give 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per box—I saw some boxes in the warehouse—I pointed to them, and said, "They are not all the boxes"—he said, "No, those are ten of the boxes, and the other ten I have broken up"—he said the other ten contained tin, and he showed us where the tin was—I found ten boxes, and the remainder was loose tin—the ten boxes I speak of had tin in them, and I found loose tin besides—there were very nearly twenty boxes altogether I believe—I said I was given to under
<lb/>stand that it was his pony and cart that the goods came in—he made no answer—he has a pony and cart; I saw it on the premises when I west there—I have since shown it to the witnesses Bailey, Dalton, and Wren—he said some time afterwards at the station, "Well, really, if I had known they were stolen property, I would not have kept them in my house two minutes"—I asked him for the names and addresses of the persons of whom he took the tin—he said he did not know where they lived—I asked him whether he had an invoice—he said he had not—I asked him whether he had an entry in his books—he said he had no entry at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the prisoner examined before the Magistrate the day he was taken in custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The next day—I was examined on that occasion—I gave evidence then, merely enough for a remand, and it was taken in full some days afterwards—Mr. Freund only missed eleven boxes first of all, till he took stock, and then he found it was twenty—the prisoner said his bell was rung at 6 in the morning by the persons who brought the tin—he told me it was not his pony and cart that it was brought in—he said a man called in two or three days before, and asked him to buy some tin—he did not tell me that he represented himself as a tradesman who was obliged to raise money for a special purpose, and that he wanted to sell some tin; I thought he said a traveller—he said a traveller called to see him res
<lb/>pecting some tin, and said he would sell him some cheap—he did not tell me that the man said he was in want of money, and had to make up an amount; I don't remember his saying so; he said the man called two or three times, and on the last occasion arranged that he would bring it to him on the Tuesday, in the morning—he told me on the following day that he was surprised when he heard his bell rung at that hour in the morning, and the tin being brought at that hour—he also said he was going to pay for it that evening—he never said anything about the invoice—he said the men were to come in the evening, and he was to pay for it—he gave me a des
<lb/>cription of some person who he said was the man with whom he had been dealing—he has been on bail ever since—he came to the station with his solicitor, and told the inspector he was willing to go with us anywhere—that was after he was out on bail—to the best of my recollection what he said about not knowing it was stolen property, was this, "If I had known it was stolen property, Mr. Deeble, I would not have allowed it to be in my house"—I have since been told that it was not the prisoner's horse and cart that conveyed the tin—I have seen his horse and cart, and the witnesses have all seen it, some say it was his cart, and some say it was not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at 5, Fuller-street, close to Mr. Freund's—on the morning of the 18th, about five minutes past 6, I was passing his premises, and saw a pony and cart standing outside the gate in</p>
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<p>the road—I saw three men there, two at the cart and one just against the door; they seemed to me to be putting something into the cart, but I did not notice what it was—it was not light at the time—a pony and cart has since been shown me by the police; it was something like the one I saw standing there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-46" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR DALTON</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer—on the morning of the 18th, about five minutes before 6, I saw a pony and cart standing against Mr. Freund's gate; there was one man in the cart and one against the gate, I did not see what they were doing—they went direct down Fuller-street—I have since been shown a pony and cart by Deeble—that was not the description of pony and cart that I saw at Mr. Freund's—the cart I saw there had got no wings to it, and the one Deeble showed me had wings—I don't know whether they were moveable wings, that was the only difference I saw.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-47" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WREN</persName> </hi>. I am a plasterer, and live at 36, Hare-street, Bethnal-green—on the morning of the 18th, I saw a pony and cart opposite Quail's shop; I can't say who was with it—there was one party with a hat on rubbing his hands, and another one carrying a box on his back, like that produced, and another man was in the cart—there were three altogether—they were carry
<lb/>ing the box across the pavement into Quail's shop—I have since been shown two ponies and carte, but I could not swear to the pony and cart, it being dark, and I being in a hurry.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-48" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I was in the employment of Mr. Quail; I am not now—on the Saturday previous to this Tuesday, Mr. Quail told me that he was expecting some staff to be brought in—he said he expected it on the Saturday—he had nine men in his employment at that time, with an appren
<lb/>tice—we were about as busy then as we had been for some time, about three months—on the Saturday I had no stuff to go on with, only some small places, and on the Monday I had none at all—when I went on the Tuesday he called me down and gave me out some stuff—I can't be on my oath that this is the same stuff—it was this sort—it was rather too good for the work I was on—I never opened the shop myself—it was generally opened about 8 either by Mr. Burke or Mr. Quail.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector,</hi> H). On 18th November I was sent for to the prisoner's house—I went into a room at the rear of the shop, and saw the prisoner and Deeble there, and thirteen or fourteen boxes of tin-plate—knowing that twenty boxes had been stolen, I said, "There are not twenty boxes here, we must find the rest"—the prisoner said that he would show me where they were—I went with him into the shop, and he pointed to some plates on the floor, out of the boxes, and said, "There they are, sir"—there were other sheets of tin-plate standing by the side, and I said, "Here is more"—he said, "That is no portion, sir, that is my own," and that was not identified—seventeen boxes and a half have been found out of the twenty; that is two and a half short—I counted the loose plates, and I be
<lb/>lieve there were 843 sheets—he did not tell me at all where he got it from—I asked him if he had an invoice, or any entry in his book—he said, "No"—I showed him an entry in his book as late back as 16th October—there was no entry later than that date.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you asked him about an invoice, did he not say, "I have not got it yet, the man is to come this evening to be paid?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; when I asked him for the invoice, his answer was, "I have none"—I believe he did say that the person was coming to be paid that evening, but that was not said on my asking him for the invoice—the conversation lasted a very short time—it was not said to me, but to some one in my hear
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<p>—I can't say that some of the tin had been worked up—I saw the men working open some tin, manufacturing it into vessels.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">on second count.—Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury, on account of his previous good character.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1862.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAWFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROWDEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-54" type="given" value="CHRISTIAN"/>CHRISTIAN RITTER</persName> </hi>. I am a baker of 6, Park-terrace, Hammersmith—on 20th November, about 7 o'clock in the evening, Williams came and asked for a twopenny loaf and change for a two-shilling piece—he gave me a florin and I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—he walked quickly out of the shop, and I then discovered that it was bad—I kept it in my hand, looked in the till, and found another—I saw him join Donovan, who was about thirty yards off, on the other side—they walked together straight down the road towards town, and I followed them and gave them in custody to a constable, who brought them back to my shop fifteen minutes after Williams had bought the loaf—another small loaf was found on Donovan, which I had told to another party about seven minutes before Williams came: that had been paid for with a bad florin, which was in the till—Donovan also had a penny loaf him which did not come from my shop—I marked the florins and gave them both to the constable—these are them (
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 59). Mr. Ritter spoke to me on the the Hammersmith-road, and I followed the prisoners for a quarter of a mile to the night house public-house—they then saw me coming, and walked away as quick as they could—I overtook them in the Broadway, and asked Williams whether he had got a twopenny loaf—he said, "Yes"—I asked him where he got it—from a baker's shop down town—I took them back, and when we got twenty yards further on, Donovan dropped this loaf on the pavement, and it rolled into the road—I asked a boy to pick it up and carry it, and sent to the station for assistance—while I was in the shop Donovan passed a penny from under his coat, on to a little green plate on the counter, with a red book on it—he laid the money on the book—I made inquiries, but could not find out anything about it—Mr. Ritter said that the</p>
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<p>tin loaf was the one which he had told to the first man—I took them to the station, and found on Donovan a shilling, twopence, and about two ounces of loose tobacco—on Williams I found a shilling, a sixpence, a fourpenny-piece, and three-halfpence, which Mr. Bitter had given in change—Donovan said that he knew nothing of Williams, except that he asked him the way to Knightsbridge, and had not walked twenty yards with him—I had seen them walk a quarter of a mile together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Donovan.</hi> There was not half an ounce of tobacco found on me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> There were two ounces, you were chewing it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad, and from the same mould—here is a third florin out of the same mould (
<hi rend="italic">taken by another witness, who was not examined</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Donovan's statement before the Magistarate was here read as follows:</hi>—"I met two men, and they gave a twopenny loaf. About two minutes after
<lb/>wards Williams asked me the way to Knightsbridge, and asked me if had seen two men go by. I knew nothing of this man before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Donovans Defence.</hi> I met two very well dressed men, who chucked me a penny loaf. About five minutes afterwards Williams came up and asked me whether I saw them. I said they had gone straight on to Knightsbridge. I was going that way myself, and he walked alongside me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAWFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROWAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-59" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND TYLER</persName> </hi>. I am a hosier of 110, High Holborn—on 3d December the prisoners came in, and Hay selected a black the, which came to one shilling—he gave me a bad half-crown—I bent it in a detector, and tried it with lunar caustic—I gave it back to him saying, "This is a bad one"—he looked at it and said, "Yes, it is"—Connor said, "I do not think it is, let me look at it; are you sure it is bad?"—I said, "Yes, I can bend it double if you like"—Hay said, "I have just taken it in change; do not put away the tie, I will go and get the money changed, and come back directly—they went out of the shop together, and never came back, but I saw them pass with two women about ten minutes afterwards—my shop is about two minutes walk from King-street; they went towards King-street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite sure it was the prisoners you saw pass?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not speak to them then—I was behind the counter—this was between 6 and 7 in the evening.</p>
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<p>Hay walked at the top of his speed towards Oxford-street—I went across to Mrs. Williams, who gave me a bad half-crown; it was the same one which I had bitten—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I followed the prisoners; they joined two women, whom I had not seen before, and went into the private box of a public-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 7 in the evening—perhaps ten minutes elapsed from the time they entered my shop till they left the public-house—Connor appeared to be drunk in my shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAWFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he run like a sober man.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Perfectly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-61" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Angel and Trumpet, in King-street, Holborn—on 3d December between 7 and 8 in the evening, the prisoners came, and Hay asked for a glass of bitters and a glass of beer, which came to threepence—I waited for the money, and then Hay gave me a half-crown—I gave him a florin and threepence in coppers, and put the half-crown on a shelf at the back of the bar—there were no other half-crowns there—they stood at the door some time—Connor appeared very tipsy—Hay said that he had better have some bitters, and asked me what he had better take—I said, "Some soda water"—he said that they were master and foreman, and after a long conversation about their business, Hay said he should lose 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. through the foreman not being at work that day—Connor then went out, and after
<lb/>wards came back and said, "You are wanted directly at the shop"—they both went out together, and the moment afterwards Mr. Hoare came and said something to me—I took the half crown from the shelf, bent it, marked it, and gave it to Mr. Hoare.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you always put your money on the shelf?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, since I had the till robbed two or three months ago—Connor pretended to be very drunk, but I am sure it was pretence.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 106). The prisoners were given into my charge by Mr. Hoare, with this half-crown—I searched them and found on Hoare three florins, one crown, one half-crown, and fourpence in copper, all good; a pair of kid gloves, six paper collars, a handkerchief, a door key, and a knife; on Connor I found a dirty linen collar, four shillings, two sixpences, and fourpence in copper, all good; two half quires of note paper, a pair of gloves, not new, and a knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time did you take them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a quarter past 7—Connor was very drunk—there was no pretence about it—Hay was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you take them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the Hole in the Wall, Theobald's-road—there were some women there, who went away—I cannot say that they were together.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-63" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is bad.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HAY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You said, "You had better give me two more half-crowns in the place of them," but I said I had not got them.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I said, "I cannot afford to lose my time, if you will give me my money, I will let you go"—you offered me the herrings back, and eighteen pence, which would have been eighteen pence profit for me; but somebody said, "Do not let him go, he has been here before," and I gave you in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I changed a sovereign in Billingsgate market that morning, and bought ten dozen haddocks—I received this half-crown in change.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you known him about the market?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I only know him to be a bad character—the next day while I was at the Mansion House one of his
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi> stole a pad of herrings, and another of them was laughing at me in Court.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 594). I took the prisoner in custody, and produce the half-crowns—I found on him a shilling, sixpence, a knife, a tobacco-box, and a ticket for a basket in Clare-market—I fownd that he had left the first box of herrings at the Britannia public-house, Fish-street Hill, with another box which he bought of Mr. Long—he gave me his correct address, 9, Clark V road, Chelsea.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never saw him before—I have done duty in the market for six months.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>soner came in for half an ounce of tobacco—it came to three halfpence—he put down a florin, and I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—he went away, and I put the florin in the till—it was rather bright, like a new one—there was another florin there, and a half-crown and some shillings—my brother-in-law did not come in till a quarter-past 12, but my brother looked in the till, and then I looked and saw the two florins—they were both bad—we left them there; but the dull one was afterwards destroyed, because a gentleman came in, who said that he did not want me to get into trouble—he would throw one away, and give me another for it, and he did so—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) if the florin the prisoner gave me—I gave it to my brother-in-law when he came home—on Thursday, 27th, the prisoner came again between 7 and 8 in the evening for half an ounce of tobacco, and gave me a half-crown—I bent it, and told him it was bad, and at the same time my brother-in-law came from the back parlour, and laid bold of the prisoner—I gave him the half-crown—this is it (
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-69" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BALL</persName> </hi>. I am the brother of the last witness, and assist Mr. Raines—I was in his back parlour on 24th November, between 7 and 8 in the evening, and my sister was serving in the shop—I went out, and, think
<lb/>ing from the man's manner, that it was bad money—I looked into the till, and found two bad florins, one rather brighter than the other—I did not see the person who passed them, or see the dull one thrown away—on the 36th I was serving in the shop, between half-past 8 and 9 in the evening, when the prisoner came in—I am sore of him—he asked for one ounce of</p>
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<p>bird's eye, and gave me this crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I put it in the till, and gave him change—there was no other crown there—Mr. Raines afterwards looked at it, and said that it was bad—I was not there on the 27th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How was I dressed on the Tuesday night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not notice—I know you by your voice and features.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-70" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RAINES</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 52, Theobald's-road—on Monday night, 24th November, I came home, and my sister-in-law gave me this florin, which I gave to the police-sergeant—next day, between a quarter and half-past 9 o'clock, I went to the till, and saw this 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece there—I tried it, and found it was bad—I gave it to the sergeant—on Thursday evening 27th, I was in the parlour, and heard somebody throw down silver on the counter, which sounded bad—I went to the door—the little girl Emily tried it in the tester, and it was bad—I took this half-crown out of her hand, walked to the door, and told the prisoner he most stop till the police came, as I had had too much bad money lately—he said that he would give me his address, and come back another time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-71" type="surname" value="GASCOIGNE"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-71" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GASCOIGNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, E</hi> 10). I received the prisoner in custody on the 27th, and told him he was charged with uttering the three pieces, which Mr. Raines gave me—he said, "The first two I never uttered, the half-crown was given me by a man named Bryant in part payment of a debt of 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I said, "Where does he live?"—he said, "In Lisson-grove; I do not know the number"—nothing was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you go to my matter's in Berners'-mews?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he said that you worked for him about six months, and had left him six months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin, half-crown, and crown are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never was in the shop, except on the last occasion I never was near Theobald's-road; on the Monday I was looking for wok. On the Tuesday I was repairing a cask at the Bell public-house, Holbprn, and never left the house even to get my tern till half-past 9 or 10 o'clock in the evening. I have asked the publican to come, and also the man who set the stave, but they do not like to lose their time. On the Thursday I met a man, whom I had lent 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to; he paid me eighteen pence of it by giving me half a crown, and I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. change. That is the half-crown now produced; I bought half an ounce of tobacco with it, and the tobacconist said that it was bad. I told him where I got it, and offered to come back and pay him for the tobacco—the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece and the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece I never had in my possession.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-116-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1862.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FINNIS</hi>, Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALLEN</hi>, and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-118-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, Embezzling the turn of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the property of
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<interp inst="t18621215-118-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It is false; he was not in the shop at the time; he only swears to me by the shawl, and I never had it on; it was the little girl that wore it.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure the prisoner is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never pawned the boots.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-120-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing on
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGUE WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<p>24th, Nov. I was proceding towards my home between half-past 9 and a quarter to 10—I went in to fetch a pot of porter at the Pickering Arms, in Pickering-street—I came out with the pot in my hand, and had not proceeded above one hundred yards before I was pounced upon from behind, and the prisoner came in front of me, and took my watch out of my pocket—I struggled with him, and received a blow across the cheek-bone, at the same time fingers were put into my waistcoat-pocket, and a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece taken away—it was so sudden I could not make any resistance—my watch was left, but the case was torn off and lost—I did not give any alarm at the time-—I was close at home, and staggered in doors as quick as I could—I subsequently gave information to the police-constable Taylor, the same night; he came to my place—I gave him a description of the person who had robbed me—the following Thursday evening I saw the prisoner outside the Angel, with three others, and picked him out as the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time did you leave off work that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 7 o'clock—I work at several places—on that day I worked down in Bagnigge-wells-road—that is about half a mile from Paradise-place, Islington—I did not walk straight home—I went to the William the Fourth, and had two pints of porter between three of us—I then went to the Pied Bull at the corner of the Liverpool-road, and had part of two pints of porter there—I left the Pied Bull about a quarter-past 9, went to the corner of River-lane, and bought half an ounce of tobacco and some snuff, and then proceeded home to the Pickering Arms to buy the porter—I had nothing to drink there—part of the porter was spilt at the time this happened—I took the rest home—I saw the prisoner at the Pied Bull, with another man drinking—he did not speak to me—I only caught a casual glance at him at the bar—I was not drunk—I was the worse for what I had had, but I knew perfectly well what I was about—I had been drinking that day—I was not drunk—I had the same coat on as I have now, under this one—it was not buttoned up—my watch was in the right-hand pocket—there was a guard attached to it—the guard was not taken—it is an old fashioned watch, and the clip of the watch-case was broken—the chain was not torn from my waistcoat—they were stopped, they heard the policeman coming—it was very sudden—I just caught a glance of the man who was in front of me—there was a snatch, and a run off—the man in front struck me—he seized my watch, then struck me, and then put his fingers in my pocket—the moment he came up, he seized the watch, and struck me in the face—that man was the prisoner—I was not hurt in my throat—the Angel is about a quarter of a mile from Paradise-row—I saw the prisoner in front of the Angel on Thursday evening, and swore he was the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you such a glance at him that you had no difficulty in picking him out from others when you next saw him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I knew perfectly well at the time the assault took place what I was about.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 491). On the evening of 24th November, about twenty-five minutes to 10, I saw the prisoner in company with another man, standing near the Half Moon public-house, Lower-road, Islington, which is not more than 300 yards from Paradise-place—I had no conversa
<lb/>tion with him—I passed him; I have known him for a long time—I was present on the following Thursday evening when the prosecutor identified him—there were four others present at the time—I told the prisoner I should take him in custody for assaulting and robbing the prosecutor on Monday the 24th; he said, "All right, I will go quietly with you."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> And he did go quietly?
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on his behalf, applied to the Court that the indictment should be quashed, on the ground that a charge of obtaining by false pretences from two different persons could not be made in one indictment; that the prosecutor was only bound over to give evidence in reference to the charge of obtaining by false pretences from Hester, but that a second count had been added to it, which, although it was an offence ejusdem generis, a different person was alleged to be defrauded, and therefore, as regarded the second count, the indictment was untenable.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi> (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">A fresh bill was subsequently prepared and found, upon which the prisoner was tried (see next case</hi>).</p> </div1>
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<p>with others not—he said they were friends of his, and if he should get orders from them, would I pay him for them—I said I had no objection provided I approved the names—he mentioned the names of several he said were friends of his; he said that he had got some Chancery business, and that his wife was near her confinement, so that he did not care much about going out into the country; he was not entirely dependent on it, but if he made a little money it would help him on—I said, "If you get orders from names that I approve, those that you mention particularly I shall be most happy to execute them, and will pay you for your trouble"—he called several times between that and entering the order on which I am prose
<lb/>cuting—he called on the 23rd October, and entered an order for two half-chests of tea, to be sent to Grainger Brothers, in the Walworth-road—he made an entry in a book; that book was produced before the Magistrate, but it has since been burnt in the fire which took place at my premises in Little Tower-street—he did not make an entry in my order book; every one had a book specially for himself—a book was given to the prisoner which belonged to a traveller who had left us; it was a book that was kept at our office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You mean given to him for the purpose of making that entry?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; a waste-book—it has since been destroyed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the prisoner make any entry in that book in reference to this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know the prisoner's handwriting?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do—that entry in the book was his handwriting; it was produced at the first examination.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You did not see the entry made?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I have had letters from the prisoner, and I believe I have seen him write—I can swear it was his handwriting in that book; there was more than one entry of the prisoner's handwriting on that day—I believe I saw him make this entry—I believe I recollect the piece of furniture in the office where he wrote it—I know I saw him make some entry in that book, and, I believe, this par
<lb/>ticular one—my business is a very large one—I don't take much notice of the town-travellers generally as they come in, but I think I remember, on a corner of a little stand in my room, he entered that order, for I remember him asking for a particular sample to show to a person in the Borough, and I looked at it to see if it was that particular order, and it was not; it was the one to Grainger.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that, as the book could not be produced, there was no evidence against the prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18621215-127-offence-1 t18621215-name-104"/>Sarah Packer</persName>, his wife being alive; to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-127-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-127-18621215 t18621215-127-punishment-17"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1862.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald
<hi rend="smallCaps">COPELAND, M.P</hi>.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALD. WILLIAM LAWRENCE</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR, ESQ</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the property of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-128-18621215 t18621215-128-punishment-18"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18621215-129-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 30 skins of leather, value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Mr. Eick, a carman, of George-yard, City; Thomas Harman, a carman, of Albion-place, London Wall; and Mr. Partridge, gaoler of the Mansion-house, gave him a good character. Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">It was stated by Dennis Howard, warder of Milbank, that the prisoner, (with two others) had broken out of that prison, and had stated that he got out by bribing one of the warders, which was untrue.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-130-18621215 t18621215-130-punishment-20"/>Fifteen Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for forgery.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-131-18621215 t18621215-131-punishment-21"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18621215-132-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his property; to which they</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-132-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-132-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-132-18621215 t18621215-132-punishment-22"/>Three Years' each in Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18621215-133-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering, on
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<hi rend="italic">Second and Third Counts,</hi> charging single utterings;
<hi rend="italic">Fourth Count,</hi> uttering a counterfeit half-crown, on
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<lb/>ber</rs>, to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18621215-133-offence-1 t18621215-name-118"/>Susan Darrall</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAWFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROWDEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-119" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-119" type="surname" value="LANE"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-119" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN LANE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James William Lane, a grocer, of Devonshire-terrace, Stepney—on Friday, 21st December, between 4 and 5 in the afternoon, the prisoner came for some small articles of grocery, which came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—she gave me a half-crown; I gave her change, and put the half-crown in the till—there was no silver there at all—my husband after
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<p>took it out, and found it was bad; it was still the only one there, and no one had been serving but me—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METALCAFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it just getting dark?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; we had no lights—I had never seen the prisoner before—I next saw her at the police-station, rather more than a week afterwards—she was not in a cell; she had been out on bail, and was inside the court-yard—the policeman did not show her to me; I pointed her out—a great many women were standing near her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-120" type="given" value="JAMES WILLIAM"/>JAMES WILLIAM LANE</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness, and was behind the other counter when my wife was serving—she asked me for change—I gave her a florin, and she gave me 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper out of the till—I laid it on the counter near the prisoner—I saw her face, and have no doubt she is the person—it was dusk—I saw her again in the passage of the Magi
<lb/>strate's office, among a cluster of women, who, I suppose, were her friends—the policeman said, "Can you recognise the person who passed the half-crown?"—I said, "Yes," and pointed out the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you and your wife together point her out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I cannot say which of us did so first—I should have known her without what my wife said.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-121" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA DAWSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Dawson, a linendraper, of James-street, Stepney—on 25th November, about half-past 8 in the morning the prisoner came for a farthing boot-lace, a child's neck scarf, and two pocket-handkerchiefs—she paid me for the boot-lace first with a farthing, and then bought the other things—put a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece down, and asked me for change, which I gave her, all but some coppers which she went and got—I put it in the till, and afterwards gave it to my daughter to get change—Mr. Parks came back with it in his hand, and said it was bad—this is it (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there anybody else in the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; but I called my little girl out of the parlour to go out for some copper—next day I heard something from a milk-man, in consequence of which I went to 29, Edward-street, where I found the prisoner, and told her what I wanted—she said that she remembered coming, and giving me a five-shilling piece, and asked me to come inside and hush it up—I called a policeman, but did not give her in charge then because of her children.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-122" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN DARRELL</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, a potato merchant, in Bale-street, and assist in the shop—on 25th November, I served the prisoner with 4 lbs. of potatoes—she gave me half a crown—I went across the road, got change from Mr. Tydeman, and gave it to her—Mr. Tydeman after
<lb/>wards brought me back the half-crown—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I marked it at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-123" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND TYDEMAN</persName> </hi>. On 25th November, I gave Mrs. Daniel change for a half-crown—immediately she left I observed that it was bad—I went over and gave it back to her, and she gave me the change.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-124" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WESTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 104). I went in search of the prisoner on 25th November, and found her concealed in her own house—I received these coins.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-125" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-125" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns and this crown are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-126" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-126" type="surname" value="ELLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-126" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET ELLIS</persName> </hi>. My husband is a carman, of 29, Edward-street, Stepney—the prisoner is the landlady of the house—her husband is a paper-hanger—there is another lodger in the house, Mrs. Dix—on the Tuesday evening before the prisoner was taken away, I let her in at 7 o'clock, and she did</p>
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<p>not go out any more till I went to bed at 10 o'clock—I opened the door to every one that came (I know nothing about the morning)—her room is on the second floor, and I live in the front parlour—I do not know where she was on the 21st—I know nothing farther than that evening Mrs. Dix was at home—she lives in the room over—the prisoner could not have gone out without my knowing it, because I opened the door to everybody—she has six children—the youngest is two years old—she does nothing for her living—her husband does that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAWFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you know she was at home at 7 o'clock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because I let her in—I know the time, because she stood talking at my door, and I was waiting for my husband to come home—I looked at the clock in my room and said, "I am expecting my husband every minute, and it is now 7 o'clock"—I did not see her any more that evening, but I heard her—I opened the door to the children several times, and she said, "Mrs. Ellis, I am sorry to trouble you"—I said, "It is no trouble, as I am down stairs"—I did not look at the clock every time the children came—I can swear she was not out after 8, because I heard her in the house—I heard her voice talking to the children—I know Ball-street—it would not take many minutes to go there—it is not a minute's walk—Mr. Dawson's shop is more than four doors from Shilling's the potato merchant—it would take more than a minute and a half to go there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-127" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-127" type="given" value="MARGARETTA"/>MARGARETTA DIX</persName> </hi>. My husband is a blacksmith and boiler-maker—we live in the name house as the prisoner—I do not know much about it—I know she was at home between 8 and 9 o'clock on the Tuesday evening that she was taken—I do not know what time she came home, but I heard her over-head about 9 o'clock—I did not pay particular attention, because I and my husband were
<hi rend="italic">larking</hi> together—I did not see her all the evening, but I spoke to her after 10 o'clock on the stairs, and did not see her again—she was up stairs over my head, and I called up to her on the stairs—I heard her speaking to the children, and I know her voice well—I do not know where she was in the morning—she is a hard-working woman, and keeps at home with her children.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-134-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>, Stealing 1 horse, 1 set of harness, 1 cart, 111 lbs. of tea, and 2 sacks, the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-130" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD TRICKETT</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, at 34, Church-street, Deptford—on Wednesday, the 3d of this month, about half-past 4, I was in Philpot-lane with my son, who is about ten years old—I left him in charge of my pony and cart—there were four half chests of tea in it, the value of which was 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I gave directions to my son to mind the cart, and remain there till I came back—I gave him no directions to go any where—I returned in shout fifteen minutes, and could not find my cart—about half an hour afterwards I found my son at Bower's provision warehouse close by—notice as afterwards given to me that my pony and cart were at the green-yard, Kennington—I did not get my tea back—the value of the whole was 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner had been in the habit of minding my pony and cart sometimes near that place—he has done so perhaps twenty times—I know him very well by sight—I had not seen him on this day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-131" type="surname" value="TRICKETT"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY TRICKETT</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness, and am ten years of age—I was in Philpot-lane, on Wednesday, the 3d of December, in</p>
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<p>the afternoon—my father left me in charge of his horse and cart, with four half cheats of tea inside it—he left me for a short time—I was to remain there—two men came up to me—the prisoner is one of them—both of them spoke to me—the other man said, "Here; your father wants you at Benjamin Bowers"—the prisoner said he would mind the cart—I then got down and went with the other roan to Benjamin Bowers, which is down Botolph-lane—the other man came half way down, and then he left me—I did not find my father at Bower's—I went back in about two minutes, to where I left the horse and cart—I did not find it—they were all gone: man, cart, and all—I am sure the prisoner is one of the men who came up to me—I had seen him three or four times before, standing about there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-132" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS MEAGHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 759). I apprehended the prisoner in Fenchurch-street, on the morning of 4th December, about half-past 11 o'clock—I told him the charge—he said he knew nothing whatever about it—he denied being in Philpot-lane on the 3d—he afterwards admitted passing there about 5 o'clock, but not seeing the pony and cart—when waiting on the platform at London Bridge, he said, "My father told me to go to the station if I was asked, because if I had done nothing I had nothing to fear"—I am aware that he had no opportunity of seeing his father while he was in custody—he might have seen him before—I have found out nothing whatever about the tea.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Nathan Alexander, Isaac Michaels, a tailor, and Lyons Van Delzig, and Edward Lyons gave the prisoner a good character, and stated that he was silly boy, and did not know right from wrong; but Mr. Jonas, governor of Newgate, stated that he had seen no symptoms of silliness in the prisoner, and that he was a sharp quick lad.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-134-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT MITCHELL</hi> (42)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18621215-135-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing, on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18621215-135-offence-1 t18621215-cd-9"/>3rd December</rs>, 1 pair of trousers, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18621215-135-offence-1 t18621215-name-134"/>James Falshaw Pawson</persName>, and another.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-135" type="given" value="JOSEPH COMBER"/>JOSEPH COMBER KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a detective-officer of the City—I was employed by Messrs. Pawson on the morning of 3rd December, about a quarter to 10—I saw the prisoner leave their warehouse, 9, St. Paul's Churchyard, with a brown paper parcel in his hand—I followed him to two or three places, and ultimately to Mr. Wood's, a pawnbroker, in High Holborn—he went in at the sidedoor—I went in at the frontdoor, saw what the pawn
<lb/>broker took from him, spoke to the pawnbroker, and left—there is a parti
<lb/>tion between each box which prevented the prisoner from seeing me—I waited a minute or two till he came out, and after he got a few yards from the shop I stopped him—he had the same brown paper parcel with him then, with this pair of trousers in it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I said, "What have you got in that parcel?"—he said, "Well, I have got a pair of trousers"—I then told him I was an officer, and asked him where he had brought them from—he said, "From Messrs. Pawson's, in the City"—I said, "Did they give you any authority to offer them for pledge?"—he said, "No; they did not"—I said, "I must take you back"—he said, "For God's sake, don't take me in custody"—I told him my duty compelled me to do so, and I took him to Fleet-street Police-station—he gave his address there, "3, Blenheim-terrace, Kingsland"—after I got him remanded before the Magistrate, I went there and found these four coats and nine flannel shirts (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He gave you a correct address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I cautioned him after asking him the first two questions—I asked him if he had any authority to pledge these goods before I told him what I was.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-136" type="surname" value="CLUES"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-136" type="given" value="GEORGE PHILIP"/>GEORGE PHILIP CLUES</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the cloth department at Messrs. Pawson's—we have missed property from the stock in that department—these trousers are of the description we missed—I know them by the make—they were part of our stock—they have never been sold—the prisoner has been in Messrs. Pawgon's service—he was there about twelve months, this last time—he was a traveller about town, calling on shippers and merchants—he had an occasional account with our firm—when he wanted to purchase things he might do so for ready money—I can state positively that the trousers were not sold to him at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is Mr. Pawson or either of the partners here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I am aware of—I have had the management of this case—I am not a member of the Society for the Prevention of Shoplifters—the case is prosecuted by a society—I am only toting as a witness—I don't know who the attorney is—I have not seen him about it—I gave him no authority to act for me—these would be sailor's trousers if a sailor had them—they are made for a sailor—I can't say how long the prisoner had been in Mr. Person's service—he was in the service some time ago—he was town traveller—he took out samples of things, similar to these which I have here, to get orders.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you state whether or not he took shirts from your house for samples?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not to my knowledge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners statement before the Magistrate was here read as follows:</hi>—"I have nothing to say, with the exception of the shirts, I did not take them—they were given to me as samples by Mr. Clues—I took the coats."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the prisoner take out samples similar to those you have there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was allowed to go and offer them to merchants, and return them the same day—be was allowed to take out two or three things, and leave them if necessary at the buyers; supposing he had taken out some shirts and had not returned them that day, I should have inquired where he had left them; if he said, "I have left them with a merchant; "I should let it off for a day or two, and then inquire again—in his former employment he did not fail to return anything that I am aware of—he had no account with the house that I am aware of—supposing he had taken out a coat and not returned it, and said that he had put it ou because it was a wet day, and he would keep it, in that case he would have to get a ticket signed by one of the partners, and make a ready money account of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would you not deduct it from his salary?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is very seldom we do that sort of thing—we first missed goods from our stock on 28th Novem
<lb/>ber—we have about ten travellers altogether in the firm—there was only the prisoner in this department—his salary was 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year, with board in the house—he slept out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ARCHER</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial-traveller, and have known the prisoner twenty-two years, during which time he has always conducted him
<lb/>self with honesty and strict propriety—I never heard the slightest thing against his character—I have known him to leave samples from Messrs. Pawson with a merchant for three months together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you take out samples?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I give an account of them—I do not have a ticket if they are kept on my account; I have no document to show it—I am sometimes on a journey for six months, and if I keep the samples I pay for them when I return—there would be an Account of my paying for them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-138" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-138" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant shipper, at Lime street—I have known</p>
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<p>the prisoner since 1853—I have done business with him repeatedly, and always found him upright and honest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You only know him in the way of business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have done business with him for eight years, and have seen him weekly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you had samples left with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Scores of times; in fact my office is seldom without samples of his—sometimes I sent my clerk to Pawson's with them, and sometimes the prisoner took them away himself—I sent some three or four days ago.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-139" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-139" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL PRINCE</persName> </hi>. I was formerly in business in Leadenhall-street—I have known the prisoner fifteen years, during which time he has borne a good and honest character—I never heard any imputation against him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> An outfitter—I gave him samples to take out—I did not keep an account of them—he was to take them to my customers, and not to a pawnbroker's-shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he in your employment as traveller?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was for, I think, eighteen months—his accounts were very correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-140" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC PADDLE</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">the captain of a merchant vessel, also gave the prisoner a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-142" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STEPHENSON</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of 35, Little Newport-street, Sobe—on Friday, 21st November, the prisoner came to my shop—I had seen her every week for five months—she was in Mrs. Bradley's service, 20, Cockspur-street, for whom I had cashed cheques before, through the prisoner—she produced this cheque, and asked me if I would oblige Mrs. Bradley with change—I gave her 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold for it, and paid it away to Mr. Rose on the 24th—he returned it to me on the 25th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I only said, "Can you change me this cheque, please;" I did not say whom for. If it was wrong you ought to have told me so, because I do not understand it.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> She asked me if I could oblige Mrs. Bradley with change—I am sure she said that in reference to this particular cheque.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-143" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS FREDERICK"/>AUGUSTUS FREDERICK WALE</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Mr. Rose, a wholesale grocer, of 176 and 179, Shoreditch—this cheque was paid in by Mr. Stephen
<lb/>son on 24th November, and I crossed it "Roberts and Co.," and paid it into Robarts' with other cheques—it was returned to me next day, marked "No account."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-144" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS TOWNSEND</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in Messrs. Robarts'—this cheque was paid in by Mr. Wale—it went through the clearing-house, and was returned "No account"—I took it back to Mr. Rose.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-145" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-145" type="surname" value="FIRMIN"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-145" type="given" value="BOYS"/>BOYS FIRMIN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in Messrs. Fuller's bank, 77, Lombard-street—this cheque came in with several others on the 26th, and having no account in that name, we returned it to Messrs. Robarts, writing across it "No account."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-146" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-146" type="surname" value="BRADLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-146" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE BRADLEY</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper at the chambers, 20, Cockspur-street—the prisoner was my servant previous to 21st November, and had been so for some little time—on Tuesday afternoon, 25th November, Mr. Stephenson's shopman brought me this cheque, and the moment he did so I went down to Mr. Stanley's office, but he was not there—I saw him after
<lb/>wards—I never sent the prisoner to Mr. Stephenson's to get the cheque cashed; I had never seen it before—I called the prisoner, and said to her, "What cheque have you cashed to-day?"—she said, "One for Mr. Stanley"</p>
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<p>—I said, "Have you cashed any for any other gentleman in the home?"—she said, "No"—I said, "Have you cashed a cheque for anybody?"—she said, "Yes; I did for a woman"—I said, "A woman; what woman? do you know her?"—she said, "No; I never saw her before"—I said, "What was she like?"—she said, "A respectable woman, dressed in black, with a deep fall over her face"—I said, "Should you know her again if you were to see her?"—she said, "No"—I said, "What did she say going along from Dorset-place to Mr. Stephenson's?"—she said, "Nothing"-—I said, "Do you mean you walked all the way without speaking?"—she said, "Yes; I walked first, and she walked behind me"—I said, "Do you mean you went to Mr. Stephenson's and got 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and counted it into the woman's hand?"—she said, "No; I did not count it at all; as Mr. Stephenson gave it to me, I gave it to the woman"—I asked if the woman waited outside, and she said, "Yes"—I said, "What did the woman give you?"—she said, "Six
<lb/>pence"—I have seen the prisoner write, but only once—I got her to write "J. Stanley," to see whether it corresponded with this, and she wrote Mr. Stanley's name three times on this bit of paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—she wrote it readily; she did not hesitate a minute; but she did not write it off-hand—she said that she did not know how to write—I said, "Do the best you can," and she asked me how to make a "J"—I showed her in my simple way—that is the only time I ever saw her write.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I know nothing about it; I wrote nothing on the cheque, only on the bit of paper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-147" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN STANLEY</persName> </hi>. I have chambers at 20, Cockspur-street—on 25th November, Mrs. Bradley brought me this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and I at once discovered that it was not mine—I keep my cheque-book locked up in a drawer—I examined it when I saw this cheque, and found that twelve cheques had been torn out, counterfoils and all—they are not taken consecu
<lb/>tively—the number of this is 6,589, and thin is 6,890 which is produced—here is 6,591 in the book—this is Messrs. Fuller and Hanbury's cheque—both the stamps are the same; they are marked 19/2.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never saw the cheque-book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who cleaned your rooms?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The prisoner, I believe—no
<lb/>body else had access to them but the housekeeper—the lock did not appear to have been handled—I never left my keys about, or my cheque-book—I am not always there in the day, but I have a little clerk of sixteen there—I am often away for weeks together—my chambers are on the third-floor—the other rooms are occupied as chambers—there are four on that floor—my door has a Chubb's lock—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the key of it—there are many people going about during the day, as architects' chambers are next to mine, and there are people going in and out—the chambers are a great deal frequented during the day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-148" type="given" value="CREECY"/>CREECY ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a detective police-sergeant—on 26th November, I saw the prisoner—1 told her I was a police-officer, and was going to ask her some questions about the cheque, but she need not answer unless she liked, as it might be given in evidence against her—I then asked her where she got the cheque from—she said that a woman gave it to her in Dorset-place, Pall-mall, to get it cashed, on Friday, and she had taken it to Mr. Johnson, who could not do it, and she took it to Mr. Stevenson, who cashed it for her—I asked her what she had done with the money—she said that she gave it to the woman, who was tall, and dressed in black, and who gave her sixpence for her trouble.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you search her boxes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She had no boxes there,</p>
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<p>only a work-box—I took her where her father and mother lived, at a lodging-house in Westminster—I searched one box of her's, but found no money—a halfpenny only was found on her at the police-station—I went to Mr. Johnson's, and they said that she had been there to ask for change—she was known at Johnson's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> The halfpenny was found at the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I gave it back to you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-149" type="given" value="BOYS"/>BOYS FIRMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>.) The cheque-book was given to Mr. Stanley from our bank, and I should say that this cheque came out of it—it is not lettered, and this is the only series of cheques we had unlettered.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The Jury stated that they thought she had been a tool in the hands of others.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ISAAC COHEN</hi> (17)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-151" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN CRAIG</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to George Groom bridge, an outfitter, of St. George's-street—I know the prisoner and Jacob Cohen—on 5th April, the prisoner came and gave me this order, saying, "I want these goods for my brother"—
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi>"April 5, Mr. Groombridge, will you send per bearer my brother, one dozen handkerchief flags of all nations, six blue guernseys six blue serge, and a black satin vest, Jacob Cohen")—I believed that to be in Jacob Cohen's writing—I gave the prisoner the articles, and he went away with them—there was a running account between the
<hi rend="italic">governor</hi> and Jacob, in which these articles were included, and Jacob declined to pay—I did not see the prisoner after 8th April till he was arrested, and when I did see him he ran, and was caught—he understood the charge on which he was taken perfectly well.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you received orders like this from his brother before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never received an order myself—I am quite sure the prisoner said, "Give me the things for my brother Jacob"—I can
<lb/>not say why he should say so, but I am quite sure he did—he was in the shop full an hour, as we had some more particular business to attend to—I have never seen the prisoner before, but his letters came for the
<hi rend="italic">governor</hi>—I do not know whether this is Jacob's writing—I never saw it—it may just as well be the writing of Jacob as Isaac for what I know.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-152" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB COHEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 61, Three Colt-street, Limehouse—this order is not my writing, nor the prisoner's—I do not know the writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you had goods from this gentleman before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; for many years—I have sent one of my men for them—my brother has never been sent for goods for me—I have never sent him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is he your own brother?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I expect some bad friend wrote it for him—he was never in my employment—I do not know who he was living with last April—he has a father and mother—I think he lived with them, but I do not know—he was not always at home—I do not live with them—he was about my shop, and was entrusted with goods by me several times, and accounted for them several times—I have never had and defaulters among my men—I have never lost any goods—I first discoverey this on 1st December, when Messrs. Groombridge asked me whether I had had such goods—Craig did not tell me that he had given the goods to my brother—I know that at times my brother disappeared from his home, but I do not know the exact time—I made no inquiry about him, and have not seen him since April—I knew that the goods had been obtained, but did</p>
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<p>not know that my brother was charged with obtaining them till 1st Decem
<lb/>ber—I have been home several times from April till December, and never saw my brother there—I asked my father and mother what had become of him, and they would not tell me—Messrs. Groombridge's is about a mile from my place—they said, during that time, that it was my brother who obtained the goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> But you said you did not know it till December?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I did; I first knew in April that he was accused of it, and I refused to pay the money—I told Mr. Groombridge that he knew my writing very well, and he ought not to have given the goods—everybody in the place knew my writing—they made several applications to me for the money—I owed him a bill, but I said that I did not owe this, and I did not pay it—he told me that if I did not pay it he would prosecute my brother—the value of the goods was about 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I pay Messrs. Groombridge sometimes 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a-year.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-153" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PROCTOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, 247 K</hi>). On the evening of 1st December I was with Mr. Craig, in Bedford-square, and saw the prisoner—he ran away—I ran after him, caught him, and told him he was wanted for obtaining things from Mr. Groombridge, in April last, the 5th or 8th—he said, "That is eight months ago; they cannot do much to me now for that."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he not say that he was the tool of some one else?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of uttering.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN RIDGWAY</hi> (61)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-155" type="given" value="HENRY MAXWELL"/>HENRY MAXWELL EGAN</persName> </hi>. I am senior curate of St George's, Hanover-square—I was acquainted with my predecessor, Mr. Witham—the first time I saw the prisoner was in the vestry of St George's Church—Mr. Witham had charge of the district in which he lived—after Mr. Witham's death I became senior curate—that was two or three months previous to September—the prisoner then called on me very frequently, and I have been to his house—he came to raise money to purchase an instrument to keep his shoulder blade in its place—he said that if he used the instrument con
<lb/>stantly, he should get sufficient strength to earn a livelihood at light labour—I told him that if any benevolent person would send me a subscription for him, I should be glad to take charge of it—he said that he had had a contribution of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Lord Palmerston, and 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Mr. Cowper, the First Commissioner of the Board of Works—after a little time he brought me an instrument which he said he had been measured for, and that Mr. Lindsay had made it, and he was to pay 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it—I objected to it as not being worth 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he brought it to me to induce me to give him 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., he having collected 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on my objecting to it, he said that the springs were covered with chamois leather, and that Mr. Lindsay had told him it was a very valuable instrument—I gave him no money on that occasion—he said that some alterations were to be made in it; and I said, "If you bring me the receipt, or bill, and show me the instrument again, I will give you the balance you require"—he afterwards brought a receipt which I objected to, as it was "By cash 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., balance 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. additional"—he told me that he would get from Mr. Lindsay a receipt for the entire sum, and afterwards brought me this receipt for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on Mr. Lindsay's bill-head—it is, "Estimated cost of instrument, to J. Ridgway, 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I would not psy it on that, and</p>
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<p>then he brought me this, "To making instrument for shoulder, 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Received, J. Lindsay"—he said that he had got that receipt from Mr. Lindsay; and I took a sovereign from my purse and gave him; and as I had not got more, I authorized Mr. Evans, the clerk, to pay him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. additional—he said that part of the money which he had paid Mr. Lindsay he had borrowed of his landlord, which I afterwards found to be untrue—I asked him to give me the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which he had collected, and to tell Mr. Lindsay to send me in his bill, and I would pay the entire sum—he said that he should prefer paring the 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. himself, because, as he was a very poor man, he might induce Mr. Lindsay to abate a little of his charges, or to make him a little present—that was before I gave him the order for the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-156" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant parish clerk of St. George's, Hanover
<lb/>square—on 4th December I paid the prisoner 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Mr. Egan was in the vestry at the time—it was money for which I was accountable to Mr. Egan—he produced this bill of September 4th, upon which 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. had been paid previously—the second bill is dated September 6th—he was to bring a bill for the receipt of the whole, which he afterwards did.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-157" type="given" value="MARK JOHN"/>MARK JOHN LINDSAY</persName> </hi>. I am a truss-maker, of 37, Ludgate-street—about three months ago the prisoner came to me, and said that he came from Dr. John Ogle, of the West-end, for me to examine his shoulder for an in
<lb/>strument, and give an estimate of the cost, and that the doctor wished him to have one of the most perfect construction—I told him it would be 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he asked me to write a letter to Dr. Ogle, which I did at the same time; and he said that Dr. Ogle wished me to enclose an invoice—I did so—this is it—this "Estimated cost" is my writing—I asked him if a card would do as well, and he said, "No"—a day or two afterwards he said he had lost the whole, and wanted another bill-head—being busy at the time, I gave him another, but there was no writing on it—this receipt for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., signed, "Mark John Lindsay," is not written by me or by my authority—this one for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., signed, "J. M. Lindsay," is also a forgery—I saw the instrument the prisoner was wearing when he was taken in custody; the value of it was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the very outside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-158" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-158" type="surname" value="DAWSON"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-158" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DAWSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, 301
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). I produce these receipts; I got them from Mr. Egan—I took the prisoner on 20th November, and said that it was for obtaining, from Mr. Lindsay, of Ludgate-hill, a bill-head, and forging his name on it, and obtaining 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on it from Mr. Egan—he said, "Yes"—on the road to the station, he asked me if I thought he would be locked up—I said, "Yes, I think you will"—he said, "I did not think I was doing wrong if I could get an instrument much cheaper, and the money that is over will go towards keeping me, as I have been out of employment a year and ten months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I know nothing of the forgery; they were given to me by a person who made me an instrument; I saw the name of Lindsay on the bills, and said that I had called on a person of that name, on Ludgate-hill; he said, "That is the firm that I belong to."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">REV. H. M. EGAN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>.) There is a discrepancy between Mr. Evans and me; I do not know how my mind became confused, but Mr. Evans recalls to my memory that the money was paid on the first bill which was brought; 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. partly paid and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to be paid.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-138-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-138-18621215 t18621215-138-punishment-26"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1862.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>, M.P.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARON MARTIN</hi>; Mr. Ald
<hi rend="smallCaps">COPELAND</hi>, M.P.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM LAWRENCE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALLEN</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GIBBONS</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Martin.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SALOME NEWMAN</hi> (17)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of endeavouring to conceal the birth.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-164" type="given" value="WALTER CHARLES"/>WALTER CHARLES WOODWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller's assistant, and live at 17, Holles-street, Haverstock-hill—on the night of 12th November I was returning home, a little after 11—I had to go through Maitland-park—as I was going, the prisoner spoke to me, and asked if I would please to relieve a poor distressed fellow—I told him I had no money to give him—at the same moment he clasped me by the neck with both hands—I also received a blow from behind at the back of my neck, and my arms ware pinioned from behind—the man behind placed both his hands over my arms, and in my pockets, and took out a purse, containing two sovereigns and 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., a pair of coral earrings, and some coral ornament—the prisoner caught hold of my chain with one hand—he still kept one hand at my throat, and with the other he clasped my watch-chain—the chain broke—there was a struggle—I saw something glisten in the prisoner's hand, but I could not say what it was—he drew it across my throat—it cut my collar through, and just grazed my neck—it did not out me seriously; it bled a little—I called out, "Police! police! murder!"—I called loudly—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the collar I had on—it is cut through—it was under my neckcloth—I struggled before I could get released from them, and called out, and they both ran away—the prisoner kept in front of me all the time—this happened close under a lamp-post—he kept one hand hold of my throat all the time this was going on—when I began to struggle he released one hand—I had an opportunity of seeing his face the whole of the time—I gave information of this to the police the same night—the prisoner appeared to have on a fustian jacket or coat, from what I could see of him, and a smock-frock underneath it—it was not a dark frock-coat; I should call it a fustian coat—I was not quite certain whether it was a fustian coat or not; it had all the appearance of one—I gave a description of the man, as soon as I was able, at the police-station—on the 25th I went to Kilburn with Mr. Thurlow, a builder, and saw the prisoner at work there, with from ten to a dozen other men—I pointed him out, and said, "That is the man that attacked me"—I have since seen my</p>
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<p>purse; it was produced by a witness, who found it in a garden—it is the purse that was in my possession on this night—the money was gone, but the other property was in an inner purse inside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is Mr. Thurlow an acquaintance of yours?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had not seen him, I should think, above ten or twelve times before this—I went with him to look at some men before we went to Kil
<lb/>burn—I knew I was going with him to look at some men—I believe the prisoner was dressed then as he is now—the policeman to whom I first gave information was the one on the beat in Maitland-park, I don't know his number; he is here—I did not go to the station-house that night, the constable came to my house, and the inspector called next day—I described the man that attacked me, to the two policemen the night previous; I did not describe him to the inspector—I did not see the inspector—I saw the account entered in the books—I believe the entry was made the same night as the attack, I can't say—I did not read the whole of it through—I heard the inspector read part of it through—I believe it was the same description as I had given to the two policemen—the man who attacked me was in front of me the whole of the time; that was about a minute or a minute and a half—there was another man, but I could not describe him—I did not see his features at all—I speak of something in the man's hand from seeing it; it was that that made me struggle more with him—I could not say what it was, it had the appearance of the flash of a knife—I had been to see some friends that night towards Regent-street—I had been waiting for a friend for nearly two hours there—I was only in one house the whole of the evening, for nearly two hours—I don't know the name of the house; it is kept by Mr. Moggatt, in Marylebone-street—that is about two miles and a half from Maitland park—I rode by omnibus from the commencement of Tottenham-court-road to Chalk-farm, and then walked—it was not the last omnibus that I rode by—I have been as late as a quarter to 12 from Tottenham-court-road, so that I am quite sure it was not the last omnibus—I should think it was a few minutes before 11 when I left Tottenham-court-road—I could not say positively the time; it was somewhere about 11—the omnibus takes about twenty minutes going to Chalk-form—I had to walk perhaps 300 yards from the end of the journey to where I was attacked, but I am not quite sure of the distance.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you going direct to your home?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, which is near there—I was perfectly sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-165" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA AYLWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Manning, of Maitland-park-villas—On the night of 12th November, about half-past 11 or a quarter to 12, I heard cries of "Police!" three or four times—I was in bed at the time—I got up, opened my window, and looked out—I was awoke by the cry—I saw the prosecutor going by, crying for the police—I still looked out a little while longer, and I then saw two men, one ran one way and one the other—the one I saw was just underneath the lamp-post, right opposite my bedroom window—I can see by that any one that goes past—the prisoner is in the same dress that the man had, that I saw run past the lamp-post, but I cannot swear to his face; it is only by his clothes—I did not see his face—he is about the height of the man—I had no light in my room—next morning when I got up I found this purse in the garden on the pathway.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I understand you to say that you do not recognize the clothes; it is only from a similarity of clothing that you speak to the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I recognise him by his clothes—he seems to have the same clothes on that the man had whom I saw pass the lamp-post—I can say they</p>
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<p>are the identical clothes—my window is four stories high—I was no nearer to the person than that—I had no light in my bedroom—the light showed sufficiently from the gas; my room is quite light from the gas—our's is a twelve-roomed house—the kitchen and breakfast-parlour are partly sunk below the ground—I include that in the four stories—I can't tell the height of the house—there is only one window to my room—there is a very thin curtain to it, and a Venetian blind, but I always have it drawn up to let the light in—I saw the police-inspector next day—I gave up the purse to my master as soon as I picked it up, and told him what had happened—he asked me if I should know the person, and I said I should know him by his clothes, but I could not see by his face—I did not tell my master what clothes he wore, I said he looked to me like a working man—I have always said I could not swear to his face.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-166" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN CHARLWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 265). On the night of 12th Novem
<lb/>ber, I was on duty at Haverstock-hill—another constable called me—I heard another person cry out as well; the cry came from Maitland-park—this was about twenty minutes to 12 o'clock—about a quarter of an hour before that I saw two men about 400 yards from Maitland-park—I noticed them and watched them as they went under the lamps, thinking they were not up to any good—they went down towards the pay-gate leading to Maitland-park—one of the men was dressed up a little like a
<hi rend="italic">navvy;</hi> the other had a dark dress on—the one who was dressed up like a
<hi rend="italic">navvy</hi> was dressed very much like the prisoner; he was a tall man—I could not swear to the prisoner being one of the men—upon hearing the cry about a quarter of an hour afterwards, I proceeded to where it came from, with Jordan, another con
<lb/>stable—I there found the prosecutor—he was bleeding very much at the neck—he gave me a description of the men—I picked up a piece of watch chain on the spot at the time, and gave it to the prosecutor—it is now attached to his watch again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-167" type="surname" value="JORDAN"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JORDAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 205). I was in Maitland-park on the night of 12th November—I saw the prosecutor running—he told me he had been stopped by two men, and robbed and ill-used, and gave me a description which I gave to the inspector—that was, as near as I could judge, between half-past 11 and a quarter to 12.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he not say, when he gave you that description, that he did not think he could swear to either of them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe he did.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did he actually say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I asked if he could identify them, and he said he did not think he could, those were his words—he said nothing else on the subject that I know of.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-168" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-168" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 322). I was on duty at Kilburn on 25th November, and was called by the prosecutor to take the prisoner into custody in the Abbess-road, where he was at work with seven or eight others—the prosecutor pointed him out to me, and said he would give him into custody for assaulting and robbing him in Maitland-park on the 12th instant—he said, "You are wrong this time"—he said, "I will go with you"—he was searched at the station, and I found on him this knife and tobacco-box (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were not the words he used, "The gentleman is wrong, but I will go with you?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he did not give any address—he gave the name of George Lines at the station—he did not tell me where he lived—I heard him say he lived in Duke's-terrace.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-169" type="surname" value="THURLOW"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-169" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES THURLOW</persName> </hi>. I am a builder and contractor, and live at 9, St.</p>
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<p>George's-terrace, Haverstock-hill—I know the prisoner quite well—he has worked for me—at the time of this occurrence he was living in Duke's-terrace, I don't know the number, but it was at a greengrocer's shop—I know the spot in Maitland-park where the robbery took place; that is somewhere about 800 or 900 yards from the prisoner's residence—at this time the prisoner was not in my employ, but was working for some one at Kilburn—I went with Mr. Woodward to Kilburn—I cautioned him par
<lb/>ticularly to look about these men, and he picked out the prisoner from among ten or a dozen other men—he had previously examined my men—he gave me a description of the man, and I told him I had previously had a man in my employ answering that description, and if he liked I would go with him, and see if we could find out the party who had committed the assault upon him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe the prisoner had left your service five or six weeks before this occurrence?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think it was somewhere about that time—he had gone to work for another master—I did not know where he was working—we had been on pretty good terms during the whole time of his employment—I always found him an industrious, quiet, inoffensive man during the time he was in my employ.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the following witnesses for the defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18621215-name-170" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-170" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18621215-name-170" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Wright, a carter, and live at 39, Duke's-terrace, Maldon-road—we occupy the second-floor back room—the prisoner occupied the front room on the same floor—he has a wife and four children; the eldest is a boy of eleven—in November I went to work for a lady at 4, St. John's-gardens—I went there twice in November—I know I was there on the 11th, because the lady gave me some oatmeal—the next day to that on which the lady gave me the oatmeal, the prisoner came home from 5 to 6 o'clock I believe it was—I saw him later than that, between 8 and 9, when he came in, I went in to borrow a saucepan of him—he generally came home about 6—he went out before I went in to borrow the saucepan—he did not go out after that—I went in again somewhere about 9 to take their child some gruel, and I took the child into my own room and nursed it a little time—I took it back again between 9 and 10—I went into the room again from 10 to half-past 10—the prisoner was then in bed—I went in for some matches—I heard the prisoner's eldest boy speak to his father after I left the room; that was about 11 o'clock—the prisoner used to go to work somewhere about 5 o'clock in the morning, I believe.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time was it when he went out after first coming in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> After he had his tea; somewhere about 7 o'clock—when the boy spoke to him, it was to ask him to call him in the morning for the market—I have heard him ask his father to call him before, several times—the boy goes to market three times a week—I know it was on the 11th that the lady gave me the oatmeal, because I had only worked for her once before—I have a clock in my room—I looked at it; I was expecting the child's mother home—I know it was between 8 and 9 when I went in for the saucepan, because my husband had just come home, and had his supper, and gone to bed—he comes home about 8; he is not here—he went to bed between 8 and 9—he did not hear anything that took place afterwards; he was asleep—I had just gone to bed when I heard the boy ask his father to call him—I had not put out the candle; it struck 11 after I was in bed—the prisoner generally goes out after he has had his tea, and generally comes home between 8 and 9—he is never out much after that unless he is at the teetotaller's meeting; he it not then out after 11—I know something of</p>
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<p>police-courts—I have been convicted, I believe, of felony—I was had up twice—the first time was for stealing a table-cloth; the next occasion was on a similar charge—I was discharged then.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you a washerwoman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, when I was charged with stealing the table-cloth—I had pawned it—my husband knows nothing about the matter—he did not go before the Magistrate; I did, and I stated there the name of the lady who had given me the oatmeal.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When were you first spoken to about this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not till the prisoner was taken, that was a fortnight afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18621215-name-171" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-171" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LINES</persName> </hi>. The prisoner is my father—I work for Mr. Stone, who carries on business as a greengrocer, at 39, Duke's-terrace—I, my father, and my mother occupied a room in that house—I have got some little brothers and sisters; there are four of us altogether—I am the eldest—I go to market early in the morning three times a week—I don't remem
<lb/>ber my father being taken in custody on this charge—he always slept at home—he has been sleeping at home lately; every night I went up he was in bed—he was not sleeping there last night—I go up to bed sometimes about 11 or a little after—Mr. Stone shuts up the shop about 10, after that I go and help him do his horse, and alter that I go up to bed—I sleep in the same room with my father and mother—I tell my father to call me up every market morning—he gets up early, about 5 o'clock, before it is light sometimes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What market is it you go to?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Covent-garden—I go on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time does Mr. Stone generally close his shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 10 or a little after—I then go and help Mr. Stone do the horse—he used to have two horses, now he has only got one—we do that in the stable; it takes us a little more than an hour sometimes—I am never very late only on a Saturday night—it is sometimes past 11 when I get to bed—my father is always in bed when I get there, and I always tell him to call me—we have a clock in the room, but sometimes it stops—it is always pretty right—I look at it when I come in of a night—I have sometimes found it after 11—there is always a light there—my father never goes out of a night at all, only when he comes home, he has tea, and goes out for a little while, and then he comes home and goes to bed—he goes out to meetings—I don't know what time he comes home then—I am not sometimes in bed first—he is always in bed when I get home—I see Mr. Stone fasten up his doors—the front door he locks, bolts, and puts two great half-hundredweights against it—nobody can get out at the back doors because they are bolted inside—I can always tell the time by looking at a clock; it is a little after 6 now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you sometimes go oftener to market than three times a week?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I always go on the same days—I generally go only three times a week, not always on the same days.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STONE</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer at 39, Duke's-terrace, Maldon-road, Kentish-town—the prisoner has lodged at my house over nine months—he occupied the top front-room—I sleep on the first-floor back room—the little boy has been in my employment a little over five months—he generally goes to work about 5, sometimes a little after, sometimes a little before—he comes home about 6 or half-past—I shut up shop about 10, or a few minutes after, and then go and clean up the pony, and see after him, which takes me about an hour—I then fasten up my house—there are two locks, and I put two half hundredweights against it, and bolt it besides—I re
<lb/>member going before the Magistrate at Marylebone, and giving this evidence</p>
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<p>—I did not before that ascertain that the prisoner was charged with com
<lb/>mitting a robbery on 12th November; I heard that said at Marylebone—on the night the robbery was committed I saw the prisoner about 9, or it might be a little after—he came in doors—I saw him go upstairs—I never saw him come down after that—he could not have come down after 11, after I had shut up. without my hearing him—I put the half hundredweights the last thing before I go to bed, after I have done the horse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Does it take you more than an hour sometimes to do the horse?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It might by a few minutes—I have a back door to my house, which goes into the yard—that yard is covered over—there is no back entrance—there is no wall out into the street—it is covered over—you could get over other people's gardens and walls, if any one was so inclined—the back door was fastened inside—I was first spoken to about this, pretty nearly a fortnight afterwards, when the prisoner was taken—I cannot say the date—I did not put it down—I know it was on this night that he came in at the time I state, because I heard there had been a robbery committed in Maitland-park—I recollected it a fortnight afterwards—I have never known him to be out later, except on Thursday and Saturday, when we have gone to a teetotal meeting—it is a teetotal meeting on Thursday, and a harmonious meeting on Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear any one come down the stairs after you had shut up that night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18621215-name-173" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Darnford-place, Kentish-town—I work for Mr. Yerby, of Kilburn—the prisoner was working for him for three weeks before he was taken—I saw him at work regularly every day during that time—we used to start regularly at half-past 5 from Darnford-place—I am quite sure he was at work every day—he never missed a day for three weeks before this.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1862.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald. Allen; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GIBBONS</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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