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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>ROSE, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ORRIDGE</persName>, ESQ.</p>
<p>Law Publishers in 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, September 21st, 1863, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ANDERSON ROSE, M.P., LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN BARNARD BYLES</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS CHALLIS</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq.; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the City of London;
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSEELL GURNEY</hi>, Esq. Q.C., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARREN STORMES HALE</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN JOSEPH MECHI</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES ABBISS</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT BESLEY</hi>, Esq.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY HEDLEY WATERLOW</hi>, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; 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="t18630921-name-5" 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>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROSE, MAYOR. ELEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, September</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1863.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BERNHARD BEHRENS</hi> (37)</persName>, Was indicted
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<lb/>moving and concealing part of his property after he had been adjudged a bankrupt.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-7" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MERRY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Austin, one of the messengers of the Bankruptcy Court—I produce the papers in the defendant's first bankruptcy; also in his second bankruptcy in May, dated 27th May, 1863—the petition
<lb/>ing creditors are John and Issac Wilson—I have also the adjudication of bankruptcy signed by Mr. Commissioner Fane on the same day, and the ap
<lb/>pointment of Isaac Wilson as trade assignee on 23rd June—the bankrupt did not surrender on that day—I have the certificate of the Commissioner to prosecute, on 8th August—the amount of debts proved on 22nd July, in
<lb/>cluding Messrs. Wilson's, was about 740
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there are no accounts filed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you go to his place of business in Southampton-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did, and heard that he was abroad—the creditors at the first meeting were, "John and Isaac Wilson, 299
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; Taylor, 439
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; Myer, 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; Spores, 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; Buckingham and Slater, 85
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; Nettlefold and Sons, 47
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; Bower, Blanchard and Co., 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., Bower, 51
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; Dear, 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Good and Law, 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—there is nothing re
<lb/>presented on the other side as assets—the first meeting, of creditors was appointed for 22nd or 23rd June—I am not aware that the bankrupt was in custody then—I saw at the place at Southampton-street Mr. Toovey, who purchased the business—I asked him if the bankrupt was there and, sought to get information from him relative to Mr. Behrens—I do not know how long Toovey had been in possession at that time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-8" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to the petitioning creditors, John and Isaac Wilson, and live at their establishment at 116, Wood-street—they are wholesale hosiers and warehousemen—I know the prisoner—on 16th April I saw him at my employers' premises—his account was then overdue—he had then returned from Cologne—I called his attention to his account, stating that we should require it to be settled—he said he would call in a day or two—he did not call—I next saw him at Southampton-street, Cam
<lb/>berwell, I believe, on Monday, 27th or 28th April; no, I must correct my
<lb/>self, it was on 6th May—I saw him in bed—I had not been there before—I told him I had come for the account; I was very much disappointed that he had not called according to promise—he said he expected to get some money—he complained of being very unwell—he seemed to be very ill, but I think</p>
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<p>it was assumed—I may, perhaps, be out in the date a day or two—I swore an affidavit in bankruptcy—I can't give the exact date when I saw him in bed at Camberwell; it was on the Monday or Tuesday following the 26th or 27th April, because I find that on 6th May he was gone—I did not notice the state of the facia over the shop on 6th May—I afterwards saw that the name was painted out, and no name was up—I saw Mr. Toovey there—I had several conversations with the prisoner about the state of his account—an account had been rendered to him—he made no objection to its correct
<lb/>ness—it was 299
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long had he been dealing with Messrs. Wilson?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The first parcel was bought on 2nd November; it came to 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the aggregate amount received from him has been about 260
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the last payment was on 30th March, 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—there was a payment of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 13th March, and 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the 18th—I did not know that he was going to sell the business in Southampton-street; he never said so to me—I never heard him say so to Messrs. Wilson—I swear that; it never came to my knowledge until he was gone—I never knew that he was about to sell it—it was an ironmongery and tin ware business—we did not know that the goods sup
<lb/>plied were not going to that shop—he told me the goods were for the German trade—he did not tell me he was going into Germany with the goods and get orders for them; he said they were for his customers over there—it was not in November that he told me that; it might be in the beginning of the year, January—he said he was going abroad with them—he told me he was going over to the fairs in Germany—I don't remember that he mentioned any particular fair—he might have mentioned Leipsic—I will not swear he did not—he told me on 16th April that he had been there—the last purchase before 16th April was on 13th March—he paid 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on that day—the amount of the order that day was 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I do not serve in the warehouse—I saw him on that day—I can't say whether Mr. Wilson saw him; I don't suppose he did—he did not then tell me that he was going to Germany with these goods—he told me, on 16th April, that he had been to Germany—he did not say the market was not as flourishing as he expected—he said nothing about his success or want of success—he said he should go over again in the course of a few days—I do not remember his telling me, when I saw him at his own house, that if it had not been for his illness he should then have been in Germany—I will not swear he did not—I don't think I said anything to him about Germany—I mentioned the account—he said he had been dis
<lb/>appointed in some remittance—he never told me that, instead of selling a large quantity of goods, as he expected, he had only been able to sell 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth—he did not tell me that there were other kinds of goods which he found more suited to the market, which he intended to take over with him when he returned—I did not see him on all occasions when he called—the salesman in the house took the order from him—there may be a dozen sales
<lb/>men—they are not here that I am aware of—I was not present at any con
<lb/>venation between Mr. Thomas Wilson and the prisoner after his return from Germany—I never heard Mr. Wilson say that he had not expected him back for three months—the last payment was on 30th March—nothing was paid in May; he was gone on 6th May—there is a person named Saunders in our employment—this receipt for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is dated 13th March, not May—that is Saunders' writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SOUNDY</persName> </hi>. I am a shipping agent at 28, Mincing-lane—on 27th April last the prisoner came to my place of business—I had not known him previously—he asked me to take charge of certain packages, and send them</p>
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<p>to Rotterdam on his account—he told me they consisted of cocoa-nut matting to the value of 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and sundries value 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and two other cases—he showed me a card with the name of Behrens—he told me that he was Behrens' man, that Behrens was unwell, that Behrens had been in the habit of attending to these things himself previously, but, in consequence of his illness, he had been sent—the vessel loads in the stream and starts from St. Katherine's wharf—I saw the prisoner at the wharf at a later period of the day—while he was there a cart and van brought twenty-nine bales of matting, and two other packages—there was some delay in their arrival, and he was very anxious about it, and I took a great deal of trouble with him in running to and fro to see what had become of them—when they were on the wharf he gave me instructions to ship them at once—he said, in the event of their not being shipped that evening, he could not go back to face Mr. Behrens; he would sooner jump into the water, for Behrens was a great blackguard, and owed him money, some 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I think he said, and that was the only reason he stayed with him—he told me that he was going by the boat with the goods, and asked me what time she would leave, and what hour it would be neces
<lb/>sary for him to be at the wharf; he then left, and I saw no more of him—that was the only transaction I ever had with him—he did not pay the freightage—I settled the charges on the goods in the usual manner, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 1—they were consigned to J. Wolsach, of Cologne, through Rotterdam—I can't tell the weight of the goods; it required a van and a cart to convey the property.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-10" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am one of the detectives of the City of London—I first received instructions with reference to the prisoner about the 10th or 11th May—I went over to his place in Southampton-street, Camberwell—I found the name of Toovey over the door; it appeared to have been recently painted up—on 12th June, armed with a warrant from the Commissioner of Bankruptcy—I went abroad—on Tuesday, 23rd June, at a town called Ehrenfeld, near Cologne, I saw the prisoner at a public-house—he had not so much whiskers then as he has now; they were just sprouting out—he was first spoken to by a German officer—I could not understand what he said to him—I told him I was an officer from London, and that I held a warrant for his apprehension for absconding from London and defrauding his creditors—he said, "Oh, nonsense, that can't be; I was coming over to
<lb/>morrow to settle with them"—I raid, "That appears very curious to me, for you were at Gravesend on Sunday, the 21st—he said, "Oh, well, I was coming over to settle with them to-morrow"—he was then taken to the burgomaster's office, and there I searched him—I asked him whether he had any other property; he said "no"—I asked what he had done with the proceeds of the property he had brought from England—he said he had not got a shilling in the world—I asked him where he lived—he told me at No. 6, Cecil-street, Ehrenfeld, which was two or three streets off the public-house where I found him—on searching him I found twenty-three thalers and a silver watch, which I returned to his wife, because she had no money—I went to Cecil-street, where he directed me, and in a top room, which had been fitted up with boarding and shelves, I found eighteen rolls of cocoa-nutmatting, three pieces of Dutch carpet, and a quantity of other things—I have an inventory of them—it was made in my presence—I assisted in making it. (
<hi rend="italic">This was read in part; it consisted of carpet, mats, hearth-rugs, railway-wrappers, opera and race glasses, coloured silk handkerchiefs, scarfs, and other goods</hi>) I received six bills of exchange from his wife at the same time—I gave them up to Mr. Gammon, the solicitor—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are four of them;</p>
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<p>two have since been paid—the prisoner was taken by the police to the prison at Ehrenfeld, and I saw him there—I told him I had found the goods—he asked me what I had done with them—I said I was going to send them to London—he said that was quite right, for all the goods I found at his house were the property of his creditors in London—while I was in the prison with him he said, "I have got a gold watch and chain if I tell you where it is will you let me have it?"—I said no, I could not do that, because it became the property of the creditors—he said, "Then I shall not tell you where it is"—I afterwards discovered where it was, and took possession of it, and brought it to England—I have it here—I asked him where the books of account were—he said they were in possession of Mr. Toovey, of Southamp
<lb/>ton-street, the man he sold his business to—I have two bank-books, which were given up; they represented money deposited in that town, and that money I got out and took possession of—I also recovered a quantity of mats deposited with a person of the name of Walsach, which I sold for 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. less 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. discount—here is the invoice of them—I did not bring any of those back; I brought back all that I found in Cecil-street, and have shown them to Mr. Bowen, Mr. Seyd, and Mr. Bennett—I produce sundry papers and documents which I found in Cecil-street—on the voyage home in the Batavier the prisoner said he was glad I had not found the watch—I said, "Are you?"—he said, "Yes, because my wife has got it I believe"—he was not correct in that, because I had got it—I produce an agreement for the house in Cecil-street—the prisoner stated, "I came over here, and I have taken this house in Cecil-street for three years, and had it fitted up and the gas put up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you mean the whole house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—this agree
<lb/>ment is in German; it has been translated—I received 94
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from the bank—I went to Mr. Moss, the landlord of the public-house where he was stopping; he used to dine there—I got the books there—I suppose these invoices were made out by the prisoner—I had this one from Walsach—the other invoice that is appended to it is "Behrens bought of Bennett"—I did not know where the prisoner was till I got over there—I had a little hunting about before I found him—I knew he was somewhere in Germany—I went to Mr. Soundy, and found from him that the goods were consigned to Mr. Walsach, of Cologne—he was only the purchaser of a portion—it was not the information I received from Mr. Soundy that caused me to go in that direction, it was information from other persons—I did not take down the conversation in writing, I am trusting entirely to memory—there were a great many conversations between the prisoner and the German officer—he took it all down in writing—he is not here—the English Consul was present all the time—he is not here—I saw Mr. Toovey at the place at Camberwell; his name was up—I asked Mr. Toovey about it, and he told mo he had heard he was at Liverpool—the prisoner told me that he had sold his business for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Mr. Toovey—I found some cards on him—this is one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS FRASER"/>THOMAS FRASER TOOVEY</persName> </hi>. I am an ironmonger, of 2, Southampton-street, Camberwell—previous to the 6th May I had been some years out of business—I saw the prisoner about September or October last, and had some transac
<lb/>tions with him in purchasing articles at his shop as a customer—I am now carrying on the business that he was then carrying on—I first had conversa
<lb/>tion with him about taking his business some time in April, I should think previous to the 15th—I negotiated with him on that and other occasions, and it resulted in my becoming the purchaser on 5th May—he was not in Cam
<lb/>berwell at that time—I was aware of his leaving London, and I understood from his wife that he had gone to Liverpool—the last time I saw him at</p>
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<p>Camberwell was on 27th April—on 5th May, when I settled with his wife, I gave her four bills—these produced are three of them—the first bill was for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at ten or fifteen days, and the others for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each at four, eight, and twelve months—the one at ten days I have paid to the assignees—I paid 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the business—when I accepted the bills I gave them to the prisoner's wife, and I subsequently received this document from her, I should think ten days or a fortnight after I had given the bills and been in possession of the business—I caused my own name to be put up—the prisoner had told me that he could make more money by travelling on the Continent, by purchasing things in England and selling them there as a commercial traveller—on 27th April, the last time I saw him in London, he had a beard, about the same that he has now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When was it he told you that he could make more money by travelling on the Continent?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 20th April; that was the first time—the business I bought was ironmongery, tinware, and brushes; no silks or soft goods—it was his wife who finally negotiated the sale with me—I gave the bills to her, and asked her for a receipt—she said she would send to her husband for it—she did not say he was abroad, nor was I aware of it till I was told by Webb.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you took the business did you have the bank
<lb/>rupt's books?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never saw a book belonging to him—I received no books of account from him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the negotiation about the sale begin as early as February?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he first mentioned it to me in April—I am quite sure of him that—I did not hear of it by an advertisement—I had been dealing with him for private matters since last October or November—this receipt was written by me, and signed by the prisoner; it does not purport to be a receipt for cash; it is for the bills, for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the bills were given for that—I did not see him after I gave the bills till I saw him in the dock at Guildhall.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The receipt refers to a schedule, was any schedule made?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nothing more than a sort of list or inventory of the few things that were there—the sale was concluded by the wife, and then she left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-12" type="given" value="KIRBY"/>KIRBY BOWEN</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman in partnership with other persons, formerly at 42, Gutter-lane, now at 41, Gresham-street—the prisoner dealt me for goods in the present year—on 2d April, he bought silk scarfs and lustres, and on 17th and 19th April, to the amount of 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. altogether—he made a payment of 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 16th April—he had goods subsequent to that payment—I have seen the eighteen dozen and nine scarfs, and other property, which Webb brought back from Cologne—those goods were sold by me to the prisoner in April—the value of those scarfe is more than 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When did he begin to deal with yon?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. April was the first transaction, and the last was on the 19th; there were five transactions altogether, the first gross amount of which was 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid—he told me on one occasion that he was going to take the goods to the Leipsic fair—I should say that was about the middle of April; when he had the largest quantity of goods—I sold them
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> him with a know
<lb/>ledge that he was to take them to Leipsic fair—I have been there myself; I did not have a long conversation with him—I told him I had been there, and could not do any business—I did not say, "A man like you that can speak the language will do well there"—I speak the language myself—I did not say he would do well there, or that I should be glad to open an account with him—I found in conversation that he was dealing with Messrs. Wilson and other houses—I did not tell him that those other houses had to buy from</p>
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<p>us—it is a fact that other houses do buy from us, not Messrs. Wilson—I did not say if he had come to us before he could have saved a good deal of money—he might have done so; we should have sold to him at the same price we sold to the other houses—I think Leipsic fair takes place in the beginning of May and September—I said nothing about the amount of goods he ought to take from us; I said nothing about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth—I did not seen him after his return from Germany, nor did he tell me that trade was slack—I never saw him after the 17th April—I do not think he had inter
<lb/>views with other persons in our establishment—he usually spoke to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-13" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-13" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-13" type="surname" value="SEYD"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-13" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SEYD</persName> </hi>. I carry on business in partnership with another gentle
<lb/>man as a wholesale optician at 69; Hatton-garden, and have had four or five transactions with the prisoner mince November—I had transactions with him on 17th February and 13th March—on 17th February I sold him goods to the amount of 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and on 13th March 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I have since seen a portion of those goods in the possession of Webb; one stereoscope, and twenty-two opera and race-glasses—they were of the value of more than 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When did he first begin to deal with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In November—the whole amount he paid me was about 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he owes us 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. now; he paid up to 17th February—I did not know that he was travelling on the Continent; I don't think my partner knew it—he mentioned casually that he was in the habit of sending goods abroad; I don't know where to—I understood that the goods he bought of us were for foreign sale; that they were to be sent abroad—he never told me that he himself was going with them—I have not got my books here—I did not know that he was going to sell his business at Camberwell.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-14" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-14" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-14" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-14" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I was formerly in partnership with my brother in Pitt
<lb/>street, Old Kend-road, as cocoa-nut manufacturers—I have left the concern; my brother has the books—our first transaction with the prisoner was about twelve mouths ago—we had several transactions with him between that date and 14th February—on 14th February I sold him five pieces of cocoa-nut matting, to the value of 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—in April I sold him mats and rolls of cocoa-nut matting to the value of about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he paid for that in cash—an acceptance was then running, and about 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was also owing—I have since seen part of the cocoa-nut matting in the hands of Webb—it was the same I had sold to the prisoner—some of the rolls had been cut open, others were in the original packages—the value of the matting I saw was about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—some of that matting had not been paid for—I also saw two or three mats—I could not speak to them—the last date at which I sold mats to the prisoner was in April; those he paid for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you able to swear that any of the matting that Webb showed to you had not been paid for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Some of it had not; I should think between 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth—I recognised it—the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the prisoner paid me was for mats, and perhaps a piece or two of matting—I can't say the gross sum he paid me—I should think he has paid about 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash during the whole twelve months, exclusive of the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I have spoken of; that would be 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as far as my memory serves me—I am a creditor for nearly 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I knew the prisoners house in Southampton-street—my brother had a few goods from there; I never had any—I did not know that the goods purchased from me were for the Continental trade—that was never mentioned to me—I did not know that he was selling his house in Southampton-street—he used to retail the goods there—I know that, because I have seen the matting there, and seen some of it cut, during my casually</p>
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<p>calling upon him—I believe I once bought two or three silk handkerchiefs of him for my own use—I have no memorandum of his paying me 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on 5th February—he sometimes paid by bills—this bill for 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was paid on 5th February—I have not my books here, and cannot say whether he paid me more than 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it might have been a little more—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at another bill</hi>) the year is erased in this bill, it is for 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. due on 24th April—it might have been 1862 or 1863—I presume it has been paid—(
<hi rend="italic">The portion containing the date was produced</hi>) this is 1863; according to this in 1863 he paid me 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I think his transactions in 1862 were not so large—I dare say he paid me a little—I don't think he paid me 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. altogether, nothing near it—I don't think it was above 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., if it was that; but I really cannot recollect—my brother has the book—he is not here—I have been out of the business nearly three months—I was not requested to bring the books here; I could, no doubt, have got them from my brother if I had asked him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLSY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When he came to you in April was there 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. due, besides bills running?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was a bill of about 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and a balance of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I think he sometimes renewed bills in part—this bill of 24th April was paid—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the invoice for the mats for which he paid me 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not see those mats again—I conducted that transac
<lb/>tion, and delivered this invoice to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have proved your debt in bankruptcy.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't think we have—I have not; my brother may have done go—nearly 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is now due to us.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-15" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-15" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-15" type="surname" value="BURTON"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-15" type="given" value="CHARLES WALTER"/>CHARLES WALTER BURTON</persName> </hi>. I am an auctioneer in the Broadway, Ludgate
<lb/>hill—I have known the defendant about two years—my first transaction with him was about 6th June, 1861—I have had about twenty-seven transactions with him—in every instance but one goods were deposited with me by him, and I made advances upon them, and afterwards sold them by auction—they were hosiery goods, silk handkerchiefs, scarfs, umbrellas, carpets, matting, brushes, and a variety of others—I have my book here—on 13th January, 1863, he deposited goods which were sold on 29th for 147
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—on 1st February he deposited goods which were sold on 15th March for 530
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on on 17th, 18th, and 24th March, goods were deposited, and sold on the 26th for 1532.—on 31st March some woollen shirts were deposited, but not then sold; they were sold afterwards—on 30th March and 1st April goods were deposited, and sold on the 7th for 179
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on 20th April he deposited some silk scarfs, delaines, and prints, which were sold with the woollen shirts to which I have referred, on 7th May for 163
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the total amount of sales of goods was 1112
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from January 13th to May 7th—there was a balance due on the last sale, for which I have not accounted—I think the last time I saw the bankrupt was on the 20th April; it might be after that—on the last occasion he redeemed some cocoa-nut matting which he had deposited for an advance of 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was taken away from my premises about 20th April in a cart—I have not seen them since, but I should not know them again—the money was paid on the 20th, but they were not had away until a few days afterwards—the bankrupt told me that he was paying ad
<lb/>vances to other persons upon these goods, and that to carry on his trade he wanted further advances upon them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Sometimes they were damaged goods, were they not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Some of them may have been; some were a little soiled—he did not tell me that he was in the habit of receiving them from wholesale houses to sell, and that he had his commission on the sale—he did not apply to me</p>
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<p>to sell his business in Camberwell—he one day asked me to write an adver
<lb/>tisement for him to dispose of it; that was in the early part of this year; it might be February or March—he gave me the money for it, and I sent to the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> with some advertisments of my own—on 20th April he paid the 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the sum he had borrowed on the matting, and the interest, ware
<lb/>housing, and insurance—I charged him 1¼ percent.—this sort of thing is very common in the trade; I advance money to a great many persons upon goods that are afterwards sold—it is done for all manner of persons; for wholesale houses, jobbers, and retail houses—the prisoner was present at every sale, and bought in the goods when they did not fetch as much as he thought they should—I knew he was carrying on the business of an iron
<lb/>monger in Southampton-street—this dealing was quite apart from that business—I knew that he had been on the Continent—he told me so, and I saw him once when he came back—he told he was going to Germany with the goods to sell them—he did not enter into details—he told me he was going again—he did not say he had come back to get more goods—he did not ask me if he sent goods over from the Continent whether I would sell them for him—I did not know the houses he was dealing with—I think the goods fetched very good prices—I only advertised his business once—I don't recollect his telling me that he had sold it—he did not tell me he had sold it to Mr. Toovey—I am not certain that the first time I heard that was not at the police-court, but I cannot recollect.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You speak of a payment of 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 20th April, did not you make him an advance on the silk scarfs that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he had 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 20th April—I did not hand him the difference, 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he paid me the money, and then I paid him the 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I should say it was at the same time—I generally paid him by cheque, and he paid me in cash.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A translation of the agreement for the house of Ehrenfeld was put in, and read.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-16" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-16" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-16" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-16" type="given" value="ISSAC"/>ISSAC WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am trade-assignee under the prisoner's bankruptcy—I have not received any books or papers from him relating to his affairs—I have not seen the bank papers that Webb brought from Germany—I have not received any information from the bankrupt with reference to his affairs—I am a creditor for 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you your books here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The ledger is some
<lb/>where in Court—you can examine it if you like—I did not know that the prisoner was in the Continental trade; I never heard it—I am in partnership with my brother John—he lives at Nottingham—I seldom or never saw the prisoner, and my brother never did—it was Mr. Harrison and the salesmen in the warehouse who saw him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630921-1076-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-1076-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18630921-1076-punishment-1" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-1076-punishment-1" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1076-18630921 t18630921-1076-punishment-1"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18630921-1077" type="date" value="18630921"/>
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<interp inst="def1-1077-18630921" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-1077-18630921" type="age" value="44"/>
<interp inst="def1-1077-18630921" type="surname" value="GENT"/>
<interp inst="def1-1077-18630921" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD GENT</hi> (44)</persName>, was indicted (with
<persName id="t18630921-name-18">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-18" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-18" type="surname" value="SPARKES"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-18" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SPARKES</hi> </persName>, who
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> last Session,
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 439),
<rs id="t18630921-1077-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18630921-1077-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>for feloniously receiving 13 lbs. weight of fat; the property of
<persName id="t18630921-name-19" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-19" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-19" type="surname" value="BENBOW"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-19" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-19" type="occupation" value="wholesale perfumer"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18630921-1077-offence-1 t18630921-name-19"/>Henry Benbow</persName> and another</rs>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-20" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-20" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-20" type="surname" value="BENBOW"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-20" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BENBOW</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale perfumer, in partnership with my father, in Little Britain—Sparkes, who has pleaded guilty, was in our em
<lb/>ployment about seven years, as a working man—I do not know Gent—he is not a customer of ours—on the morning of 6th August, in consequence of something that was said to me by detective Smith, I went to Gent's place—I saw him there—Smith said to him, "We have come about some fat that you bought from Sparkes last night"—he said he had not bought any—Smith said, "Be careful what you say. We are police-officers, and this is</p>
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<p>Mr. Benbow, whom Sparkes is employed by, and Sparkes is in custody"—he still said he had not bought anything from him—on opening a door to go to the back of the premises, I saw this tin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I said, "Why, this is our tin!"—Gent said, "Oh, yes: I bought that last night of Sparkes. I gave him sixpence a pound for it"—it is worth a shilling a pound at least—it is grease now—it is not in the state in which it left our place—it was what is called "spent pomade" when it left our place—Smith then asked him if he had any other tins on his premises—he said no, he had not—he said, "We must search your premises"—I went with him, and we found about a dozen tins, some of them exactly the same as this one—the prisoner then called his wife down, and said, "Here are some sheriffs' officers come about that matter of Sparke's last night"—Smith said they were not sheriffs' officers, they were detectives—Smith then asked her some questions, and the prisoner told her to hold her tongue, and not answer—Smith asked the prisoner if he weighed the fat when he bought it—he said he had not, there was thirteen pounds—he said he knew Sparkes was in our employment and had known him some time—we have a great many cans of this sort in our place, which are sometimes full and sometimes empty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TINDAL ATKINSON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where are those cans made?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> These, I should imagine, were made in England; these other cans come from the south of France—these sort of cans are used in the trade by other persons, not in great numbers—we very seldom see a tin of this description—I may have seen others like these—there are many persons engaged in the trade, and a great deal of that sort of fat used,—this has been altered since it left our premises, it was then "spent pomade,"—the pomade that we get the perfume from, comes from the South of France in cans—the perfume is extracted from the fat, and the remaining fat is called spent pomade—we use it for pomade, and put it into other cans—it is worth at least Is a pound as spent pomade—it is not sold as low as 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I do not know a person named Peters in the trade—we sometimes sell it at 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound—there is always a certain amount of perfume left in it, and it varies in price according to the perfume which may be in it—I believe Gent carries on business in my line—I never heard of him before this—there is a little factory at the back of his house—there is no difficulty in getting in—there is a string to pull, which opens the gate—he came out to us—his name was not up—I will not take upon myself to say that I have given you every word that passed—Smith did not say, "Are there not more tins of fat on the premises?"—he said, "any more tins "—Gent was rather agitated, he appeared flurried—I have said that the selling price of fat is 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound, but not spent pomade—fat is worth 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound to us to buy, or 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a hundredweight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In what way is that spent pomade altered?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is coloured and perfumed—there is no shop at the prisoner's place, merely a factory at the back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-21" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-21" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-21" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-21" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-detective</hi>). On 5th August, about 7 o'clock, I was watching Mr. Benbow's premises at the time the men were leaving work—I saw Sparkes leave with something in a bag on his back—I followed him to two or three public houses, and then he took an omnibus and went to the Oval, Hackney-road—he, got out at the Durham Arms, and walked to the Oval to some gates at the side of Gent's premises—he pulled a siring and entered, stayed two or three minutes, and came out with the bag empty; he then went back to where the omnibus starts, got in, and came to the City—next morning we made a communication to Messrs. Benbow in reference to</p>
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<p>what we saw, and about a little after 1 o'clock on Thursday I and another officer, Legg, were in Little Britain where the prosecutor's premises are, and saw Sparkes come out—I said to him, "We are officers "—in consequence of something that was said, I and Mr. Benbow and Legg went to Gent's place—I pulled the string over the gates, went in at the private door, and went to the back part of the premises—Gent came out to us—I said we were detective-officers, and that he had received some pomade or fat from a man last night—he appeared very much agitated, and said he had not—I said, "Now, be careful what you say; we watched Sparkes here last evening"—at that moment Mr. Benbow pointed out a can which was under a bench or desk, and said, "Why, there is the can" or "tin"—I forget which he said—it was immediately taken possession of by Legg, and Gent said, "Oh, yes; I had it of Sparkes last night, and I gave him sixpence a pound for it"—I said, "Did you weigh it?"—he said, "No"—I said, "Did you know that he was in the employ of Mr. Benbow?"—he appeared very nervous at that time, hesitated, and then said, "Yes"—I said, "How long have you known him?"—he said, "I have known him ever since I was in business in Bishopsgate-street"—he was asked, either by myself or Legg, "Have you any more tins or cans like these on the premises?"—he said, "No, I have not"—I said, "We must search further"—he said, "If that is the case, I must have somebody down with me," or words to that effect—he then called up stairs, and a lady came down, who he represented as his wife—he said, "These are two sheriffs' officers, come to search my premises about that affair of Sparkes' last night"—I said, "We are not sheriffs' officers, we are detective-officers "—I then proceeded up stairs, and Gent handed me the key of a closet, and in that closet I found another can—I said to him, "How is this? you said you had no more cans"—he said he did not know it was there"—I then went to a bed-room and kitchen at the back, and found another can—we then went down stairs and made a further search in the warehouse, and found some other cans—I asked him how he could account for the possession of them—his wife was about to reply, and he said to her, "Say nothing, and know nothing," and she gave no answer to the question I put—we then took him to the station—Sparkes was fetched from his cell, and I said to him, "Is this the person to whom you sold the pomade?"—he said, "Yes, that is the man"—Gent said, "Yes, that is the man that I bought it from; but I did not know it was stolen, and I gave him 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it"—these are the tins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—two of them are the same size as this full one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where did you find those two?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I found one in the closet—one of the cans had flour in it—there was also one with sugar in it, but not in the closet—I don't remember where that was—we found one in the warehouse with some lamp-black in it, which we emptied out, and brought the tin away—this
<hi rend="italic">tin</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), has evidently had sugar in it, and it is marked "closet" outside—I marked it when I found it in the closet—this is the one that had flour in it—I found this down stairs—the other tins were in the front part of his manufactory, arranged on shelves—we brought away all but one, which was full of liquid of some sort—there is a pair of gates outside, and a little door in one of them—you have to walk a few yards to get to the back of his house—the house communicates with the factory—I do not think Gent took this tin up and put it on the counter—Legg took it up—it was in sight, about two yards and a-half from the door, under a bench where some boys had been at work filling bottles with pomade.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you weigh the pomade?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and with the tin it weighs about fourteen or fifteen pounds.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These other tins correspond with those we have in stock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> These tins are not peculiar to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—the firm who send these to us send a great number out—it is impossible to tell how many—they deal very largely.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I see there is a blank left on the label for the weight; does the weight vary?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, very much; and the weight marked on this can corresponds with the weight of a tin we had in stock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you know that this precise weight has been imported to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I know it from our books; we only had one of this precise weight—I have compared it with our stock-book—tins of this sort come over three or four times a year—our books are at the warehouse—we import all kinds of weights.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Six Months</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">The prosecutor stated that the prisoner had been fourteen months in his service, and had embezzled</hi> 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Four Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Six Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">The prosecutor stated that the prisoner had been in the habit of keeping the money given him to pay the postage of letters and destroy
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18630921-1087-offence-1 t18630921-name-43"/>Charles Otto Cramer</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Six Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, September</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1863.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Sergeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-45" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH BRYDEN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Bryden of the Alexander beer-house, King-street, Westminster—on 14th August, the prisoner came for a glass of porter and half a screw of tobacco, which came to three halfpence—he gave me a shilling—I bit it, And found it was bad, and gave it to my husband—the prisoner asked for it, and he gave it to him—when the officer came, the prisoner had the shilling, and as he gave it to the constable, the piece which I had bent came off—he said he was not aware it was bad, he got it from Turnbam's Music Hall in change for a half-crown—I did not lose sight of it—I cracked it as I bent it, but it was not divided then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-46" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KIRBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 106). On 14th August, I was sent for to the Alexander beerhouse, and the prisoner given into my custody for uttering a bad shilling—the landlady told me the prisoner had the shilling, and I asked him for it—he gave me this piece of a shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—there is a piece out of it—I asked him for the other piece—he said he did not know where it was—I looked for it, but could not find it—I got this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Mr. Josiah Williams—the prisoner said nothing about where he got the shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-47" type="given" value="JOSIAH"/>JOSIAH WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Simpson, a surgeon, of 34, Fore-street, City—on Thursday, evening, 4th April, the prisoner came in with a companion, and asked for a seidlitz-powder—he gave me a bad half-crown—I put it in the vice, bent it, and rebent it—I told him it was a bad one, and asked him if he had got any more—he said he had not—he then gave me a good half-crown—I gave him change, and then went round the counter, secured him, and gave him into custody—the other man got away—I put my initials on the half-crown at the station—he was brought up at Guild
<lb/>hall, remanded, and discharged on 8th April—this is the half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-48" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM LANGRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of the Sun and Falcon, Down-street, Piccadilly—on 1st June I saw the prisoner and another man at my bar—the barmaid accused them of giving her a bad half-crown—I took it from her, and found it was bad—she said the prisoner had given it to her—I knocked a hole through it with a hammer, and the prisoner took it up, put it in his pocket, and paid me with good money—I sent fur a constable and gave the prisoner and the other man into custody—the prisoner gave me the bad half-crown back again, and I gave it to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KELLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 53). The prisoner and another man were given into my custody—Mr. Langridge got this half-crown from the prisoner in my presence, and gave it to me (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I took them to the police-station—they were afterwards taken to the Marylebone Police-court, remanded till 4th June, and then discharged; that being the only case against them—the prisoner gave the name of James Mason—2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I did not give the name of James at all.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> It might have been John Mason—the other man gave the name of Walker.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-50" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KIRBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The prisoner gave the name of Edward Cross when I took him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—this is a bad shilling; the halt-crowns are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's. Defence</hi> I am innocent; I got that shilling at Turnham, in</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-1088-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted at this Court on 8th July</hi>, 1861,
<hi rend="italic">of uttering counterfeit coin, sentence, Eighteen Months; to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-53" type="given" value="SARAH ELIZABETH"/>SARAH ELIZABETH WALKER</persName> </hi>. I keep a fancy repository at 14, Old Granada-road—on 14th August, I served the prisoner with four small salt-cellars, which came to 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—he gave me a bad crown—I asked some children to send in a policeman—the prisoner said that he could prove himself a respectable person, and a neighbour—I said, "Where do you live?"—he said, "At the other end of the Albany-road"—I said, "You do not call that a neighbour;" at that time a policeman came, and I gave him in charge, with the crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-54" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP BIRCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, M</hi> 251). I took the prisoner, and Mrs. Walker gave me this crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the prisoner said that he did not know it was bad, and if I would go with him to his house he would get other money to pay for the articles—I found on him 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—he was taken to the police-court, remanded, and discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-55" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Lane and Son, gold-beaters, of 30, Red Lion-square—on 14th August, the prisoner came for 100 of gold leaf, price 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I gave it to him—he gave me a five shilling-piece, and went out of the office rather hastily—I then looked at it, found it was bad, and went and overtook him in Princes-street, about half a minute's walk off—I said, "You have given me a bad five-shilling piece; you must give me the gold back or a good five shillings"—he said that he had given the gold to a friend to take to his place in the Walworth-road, and he had not five shillings—I took him back to the office, and sent for a constable—he gave his address Charlotte-row—I went to look at the directory, and then he said that it was some street at the corner, and I did not look further—he was then on one side of the partition, and I on the other—he stood on a mat, underneath which I found a bad five-shilling piece next morning—I gave them both to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was I in your view while you were running after me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; and I went back and served a customer, and then locked the office, and went after you—you did not attempt to run away, because you did not see me—I found the crown under the mat, eighteen hours afterwards—everybody goes over the mat—there is a counter in the shop, and at the upper end is a swing door, by which is the mat.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is this a correct description of the place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I am sure the prisoner is the person who gave me the crown—I had not said anything about gold, but he said, "I have not the gold; I have given it to a friend to take home "—I had only said, "You have given me a bad five-shilling piece.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-56" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC HUTCHINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 40). The prisoner was given in my custody—I told him the charge—he said, "It is a very bad job; if the the prosecutor will wait till 6 o'clock, I will go home to my mother's House and got him five shillings for it"—he gave his address 19, Char
<lb/>lotte-row, Walworth—I went there, but 17, was the highest number—I received these two crowns (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These crowns are both bad, and from the same mould, and this one produced by Birch is also from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> I had just got off an omnibus at the top of Holborn,</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-1089-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-60" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA HOUSE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William House, landlord of the Crown and Dolphin, Stepney—on 3d August, about 9 o'clock, the prisoner came for a pint of
<hi rend="italic">cooper</hi> which came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Brown gave me a half-crown—I bent it in the detector and said, "This is a bad one"—he said, "Do not deface it; I know where I took it;" and then threw down a good one—I handed the bad one to the barmaid, who gave it to one of the prisoners—I am quite sure it was bad—it bent at once—they drank the
<hi rend="italic">cooper</hi>, and left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-61" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STOCKEN</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter—on 22d August I was at the Crown and Dolphin, and saw the prisoners there—in consequence of what the barmaid said to me, I went out and followed them to Stepney-green, in a narrow turning, where they stopped a few minutes, and I watched them all the time, and then followed them to Cambridge-road—Brown looked into every public-house, from the Crown and Dolphin till he came to the Britannia, Cambridge-road—he looked in at the doorway, and Johnson was alongside of him—Brown went into the Britannia, and called for a glass of stout—I followed him in, and the landlady said, "Are you aware that this half-crown is bad?"—he said, "No"—I said, "Yes you are, because it is not the first time to-night you have tried to tender a bad half crown"—he said, "You are mistaken"—I said, "No, I am not; I have been watching your proceedings from the Crown and Dolphin to this house "—a constable was sent for, and he was given in charge—I then pointed out Johnson out
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the coin uttered at the Britannia the same as that uttered at the Crown?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; that was bent, and I have not seen it since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far behind did you follow them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Close to their heels for a whole mile—I was four or five yards from them from the time they turned into Stepney-green—they walked side by side—Johnson pointed to different public-houses, and then Brown looked in—they did not see me watching them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-62" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA PREOW</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Disney Preow, who keeps the Britannia beer-shop, Cambridge-road—on 22d August Brown came in for a glass of stout, and gave me a bad half-crown—I told him it was bad, and he said, "Give it to me back, and I will give you a good one"—I said, "No; this is the third Saturday night this game has been tried"—Mr. Stocker came in and spoke to me, and I sent for a constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-63" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK PAYNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector, K</hi> 343). I took Brown, and Mrs. Preow gave me a half-crown—I searched him, and found five sovereigns, two half-sovereigns, a florin, a half-crown, a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 7 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What date was on it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know, but it was George the Third.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you get my character from the gas works?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was very good, but you had not worked there for some weeks.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Didn't I at first put down 2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the first thing you offered was the half-crown—I never said" that I followed you into the yard and saw you throw it away—I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you say that the edge was rough?
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where were you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the last desk—I saw Mr. Stevens try it on a table.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I pawned my jacket for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and received the half-crown from the pawnbroker. I offered it in payment for the coffee, and the man said that it was bad. I said that it was not. The old man looked at it, and said that he would keep it. I laid hold of it, and put it in my waistcoat pocket, but there was a wrinkle in my waistcoat, which must have eased it on to the seat. I went out at the back for a necessary purpose, as he would not let me go out at the front.—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 22
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<p>she crossed over by the stationer's shop at the corner of Portugal-street—I told the children not to go with her, and when she found they would not go she said, "Well, as you won't come, give me my penny back," and she took the penny from the little girl—the child was dressed in a brown hat, a little brown cloak, and a dark frock—when the prisoner found the children would not go with her she turned round the corner—we followed her to Bear-yard—a policeman came up, and we fetched the children and gave her in charge—she said they were her brother's children, and she pointed to No. 14, where she said he lived, but it was an empty house—this is the child—she was dressed as she is now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The children never got out of the square at all, did they?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I don't know whether there is a sweet
<lb/>stuff shop near the stationer's—I heard the children say to her, "This is the way to the market, ma'am," and she said, "No, come this way"—when I told the children not to go with her she turned round and called me some names and went away—I knew the children, and showed the policeman where they lived, in Stanhope-street, near Clare-market—it was not No. 15 that the prisoner pointed to, it was 14, the empty house—I had never seen the prisoner before to my knowledge—I could not answer whether she seemed to have been drinking; I think she was the worse for liquor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-82" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-82" type="given" value="ZACHARLAH"/>ZACHARLAH GIBLETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 157). On the evening of 27th August, about ten minutes or a quarter to 7, I was near Clare-market—in conse
<lb/>quence of a communication, I went to Bear-yard, and saw the prisoner with four children and the last witness—the witness told me that the prisoner had been giving the children a penny to go with her, and she, knowing the chil
<lb/>dren, had stopped them, and then the prisoner had taken the penny away again—the prisoner said, "Don't you believe it, policeman, they are my brother's children, and they live there," pointing to No. 14—I knew that to be an empty house, for all the windows were out, and had been for some years—I then took her to 34, Stanhope-street, where the children resided, and saw the parents, who said the prisoner was a perfect stranger to them—I took her to the station-house, where she was searched, and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in cop
<lb/>per, a brass comb, a child's white pocket-handkerchief, and a quantity of sweetstuff in two separate lots was found upon her—she was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-83" type="surname" value="BARER"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-83" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY BARER</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, of 34, Stanhope-street—on 27th August my children were brought home; Lavinia is one of them—she is about 4 years of age—I do not know the prisoner—it was not by my consent that she took away the children—they were sent into Lincoln's-inn-fields for air and exercise.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—"I was against the railings in Lincoln's-inn-fields, where I was surrounded by these children. They called me names, and I told them to go away; they did not, and I gave them a penny. They would not go then. I had some sweet stuff also, and when they would not go away I took the penny away."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There were three other indictments against the prisoner for like offences with respect to the other three children, upon which, the facts being the same</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PALMER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18630921-1097-offence-1 t18630921-name-85"/>William Garment</persName> </rs>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-86" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALDRON</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Thomas Garment, a licensed carman, of Cooper's-row, Tower-hill—on Saturday, 12th September, about 3 in the</p>
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<p>afternoon, I was with my master's cart in Harp-lane—I had some chests of tea to take to a warehouse, but could not get down far enough, owing to a van that was loading—I went to the warehouse, leaving two chests in the cart—I was absent three or four minutes—on my return one chest was gone—I saw the prisoner in custody in less than five minutes—the policeman had the chest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—there were no other carts there delivering good, only a wholesale drug
<lb/>gist's van—that was not at all like my cart—no one could mistake one for the other.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-87" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHITTAKER</persName> </hi>. I am cellarman at 23, Harp-lane—on 12th September, about three o'clock, I saw the prisoner in the lane, standing on the pave
<lb/>ment—I saw him look at the last witness's cart, and watched him, and in two or three minutes I saw him get on the wheel and take the chest from underneath the cloth—he then got down with it, and put it in the passage of the Queen's Head hotel—he then picked it up again and went up the street with it—I went and took him by the collar—he said, "Let me go"—I said, "I shan't"—he said, "Let me go, I am the carman"—I knew he was not, and sang out, "Police"—the sergeant came up, and I gave him into his hands.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-police sergeant</hi>, 30). I took the prisoner into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was he sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Perfectly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-1097-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MURPHY</hi> (37)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each, the moneys of
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18630921-1098-offence-1 t18630921-name-90"/>Samuel Gregg Rathbone</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-91" type="surname" value="BALDING"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-91" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BALDING</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Royal Liver Friendly Society—the trustees of that society are Mr. Gregg Rathbone, Mr. Rawlins, and Mr. M'Gregor—the prisoner has been in the employment of that society for about five years and a half—his duties were to go round and collect the mem
<lb/>bers' subscriptions, and bring them to the office in New Bridge-street—that was the course of duty prescribed for him by the rules of the society—he has acted by those rules during the time he has been in the employ—he was paid a nominal salary of 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, and 25 per cent for collect
<lb/>ing—his earnings at the present time averaged about 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—when a collector commences in our society his duty is to solicit parties to become members, and when they are enrolled his duty is to call upon them once a week, or once a fortnight at longest, and receive their subscriptions; to place on their cards the amount he receives, and also to enter the same amount in corresponding columns in a book—the cards are held by the members as their receipt and claim on the society—on 28th July he has entered on Russell's card 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. as received, and in the book it is only 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—on 11th August he has entered 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. as received from Kidd, and on Kidd's card 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been connected with this society?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About two and a half years—I was previously connected with a kindred society in Liverpool—at the time I joined this society Mr. Swann was the chairman, and he is now—it was not he who gave the prisoner into custody; I believe it was Mr. Liversedge—he is not here—he was before the Alderman, but was not examined—I was present when he was given in charge—before that I told him that his accounts were not cor
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<p>—he did not reply, "Well, that may be so, but I am quite willing to go over them, and to call upon any of the members you please"—he at first refused to go with me—he did not offer to go over his accounts with me; he offered to call on any of the members—I told him to go to the nearest—I opened the books, and said "Now, let us go to these"—amongst them were Kidd and Russell—the prisoner accompanied me there—the name of "John Murphy" on these cards is the prisoner's writing—the amounts he receives are entered in figures—the cards are printed for every Monday—the 27th July was on a Monday, but he received Russell's money on the 28th, and in the same way with Kidd's—these books are in the prisoner's writing—6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is entered to Russell on the 27th July—Kidd's is in the same book—they live in the same street—these payments are made fortnightly—the clo
<lb/>lector collects every day, and is bound to pay in the money he receives every week, on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday—the prisoner always paid his money in on Friday—he would hare to collect from about 1,200 names during the week, all in small amounts of 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that ought to be done without mistake, and we expect it to be so—I have not yet found that any of the collectors have ever made a
<hi rend="italic">bona fide</hi> mistake—I have been a collector; I was a collector at Liverpool—I never made a mistake while I was a collector there to my knowledge—I am not aware that it was ever alleged—I believe every book I held corresponded with my cards, as every collector's ought to do—I was with the Liverpool Society in 1860—I left them in 1860—there was no allegation of any mistake on my part—I left them to come over to this society—the Liverpool Board of Management heard that I was coming here, and demanded all my books—I believe the party who is the instigator of these questions is the man that got me dismissed, Mr. John Lawrence—the managers did not complain of my mode of collection; they complained of my not paying over the money to them—I did withhold the money until I was satisfied about turning over to the Liver Society, and I withheld the books also—that was made the subject of inquiry in a court of justice, and they punished me for refusing to give up the books—I was not convicted of embezzling the money of the society—I do not owe them a farthing, nor did I when I left—I was charged with the money that I held up to the time of appearing in court—I believe it was a criminal proceeding—I was indicted—the result was a penalty of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or three months' imprisonment, according to the Act of Parliament—I did not pay the fine, I suffered the three months, and I would again—there was no charge of any wrong entries—I did not know the prisoner at that time—when I came to the London Society the Board of management here appointed me—Mr. Stevenson was then the secre
<lb/>tary, he is now the treasurer, and secretary too, I believe; he is not the pre
<lb/>sident—I am the manager of the London district—I do not receive 25 per cent, on the collection—the collectors, on obtaining new members, are per
<lb/>mitted to retain the whole of the first six weeks' subscription; that is, besides the 25 per cent.—that is supposed to be an equivalent for getting the new member—I am paid by a salary—the secretary and treasurer are paid in the same ratio—I do not know what they get; their salary is appointed by the general public meeting.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABEL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did it come to the ears of the Liverpool society that you were in treaty to leave them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and that gave rise to the ill-feeling—I was a collector of that society seventeen years—there is no pre
<lb/>tence for saying that I appropriated the funds of that society—I retained the books in order to turn all the members over to the Liver Society—it was at Mr. Lawrence's suggestion that I did so—he was then secretary to the Liver</p>
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<p>Society—he is not now—he has been dismissed, and now he wishes this to be brought before the public for the benefit of the society with which he is now connected—notwithstanding the charge made against me, I was appointed by the management of the Liver Society, with a full knowledge of what had occurred in the other society—the sums which the prisoner is charged with taking from Kidd were not part of the first six weeks' subscrip
<lb/>tion; he has been a member two or three years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-92" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-92" type="surname" value="KIDD"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-92" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH KIDD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Richard Kidd, of 11, Windsor-street, Boundary-street—I am a member of the Royal Liver Society—my husband is also a member, and my brother-in-law, James Lewis—I have been in the habit of paying the prisoner 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a fortnight for my husband, and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for James Lewis—this is a card I received from the prisoner—I saw him put down the figures on the back—the 11th August was the last time I paid the prisoner—on that day I paid him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for my husband and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for Lewis—that sum is entered on the card—I paid every fortnight, on a Tuesday—I always paid him the same every fortnight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Used he always to collect from you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, for twelve months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-93" type="surname" value="BALDING"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-93" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BALDING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I have James Lewis' card here—on 11th August 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is entered in the collecting book as received from Lewis, and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the card—on 28th July 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is entered in the book to Kidd, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to Lewis, and the same sums on 14th July—I went with the prisoner to Kidd's—I asked for the cards, and compared them with the book—I did not say any
<lb/>thing to the members as to what I was there for—when we left the house the prisoner said, "Well, I know I am wrong"—we then went to others in the same way.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he not say it was a mere mistake?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Oh, dear, no; there are such a number of cases that he could not say that—he acknow
<lb/>ledged that he had received the money and not put it in the book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-94" type="surname" value="BRISCALL"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-94" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BRISCALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 21). I received the prisoner into cus
<lb/>tody on 18th August—he said, "If they will not prosecute me, whatever I am wrong I will make right.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he not say that the error had occurred through the confusion of the large amount he had to collect?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said an error might have occurred through the amount of business which he transacted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD BALDING</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the prisoner receive any 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. subscriptions on 14th July?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—this was the only book he had—he brings this to the office on the Friday—he has possession of it during the whole week, for six months, while the book lasts—he has it with him when he calls on the members.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SARAH KIDD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the book when the prisoner called on you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he made entries in it at the same time he made entries on my card—I always saw the book when he came—he wrote in it and on my card at the same time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABEL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for Mary Ann Sargeant; 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the whole—the prisoner always came between 11 and 12, and I always gave him the money, and the cards, and he entered them on the cards, and then entered them in a book similar to this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have the cards here—the prisoner used to call on the day after the sums were due—on 20th April is entered 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for my husband, 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for myself, 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for Thomas Sargeant, and 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for Mary Ann—those sums were all entered by the prisoner on the 21st—on 19th May the same sums are entered, and also on 16th June—I always saw the prisoner enter those payments in that book—I did not see what he wrote in that book; I never took particular notice, but he always wrote in the book—I looked at my cards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Your weekly subscription for the three weeks-would be 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I never paid it weekly, he called every fortnight.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-98" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BALDING</persName> </hi>. On 21st April the prisoner has entered in his book 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. as received from Keziah Russell, 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Francis Russell, 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Mr. Sargeant, and 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Mrs. Sargeant—on 19th May and 16th June exactly the same sums are entered—those were the sums he paid over—there are a great number of other sums that are incorrectly entered—on 11th August 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is entered to Francis Kussell, 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to Keziah, 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to Thomas Sargeant, and nothing to Mary Ann—on that same date on their cards 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is entered to Francis and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to Keziah Russell, 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to Thomas and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to Mary Sargeant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is each entry in respect of one week's subscription?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A fortnight's—there is a cipher every other week—the fortnight's sub
<lb/>scription is entered in the aggregate in one entry—it ought to be so—this is the book which he kept for the last five weeks—the previous book was kept in exactly the same way—I had this book from him week after week—the entry in each column is in respect of each individual week, although on the card the fortnight's subscription is entered—we never corresponded the cards with the book; we could not, the cards were held by the members—the bock was only before me while he paid the money in—I saw that the sums were entered as weekly sums, not as fortnightly—it ought to be entered here the same as it is on the cards—he ought to collect every week, but he had the option of going once a fortnight—it would be his duty to enter in the book exactly the same date and amount that he enters on the card—he was taken into custody on 17th August—in the column for the week ending August 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., there is a blank; on the 10th there is entered 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to Francis Russell, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to Keziah—if he had received the whole of that amount, 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on the 10th, it would not be his duty to enter 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the column of the 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., because the amount is given over in the office; he would give in his money for the week, he cannot back date it—on 27th July, 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is entered to the Russells, and the same sums the week preceding—he had no right to do so—he did wrong by doing so—during the whole of the keep
<lb/>ing of this book, he has acted in contravention of his duty in putting these sums into the weekly columns.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABEL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it his duty to enter in this book whatever sums he received as he entered them on the cards?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was, and in early times I believe he always did so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he in the employ of the society of which Mr. Gregg, Rathbone, and others, were trustees?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was his duty to pay over weekly the sums he received during the week.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">This indictment, laying the money in the Royal Liver Friendly Society, the Recorder required proof that the Society was entitled to be so described. Mr. Abel put in the Rules of the Society, certified under 18 and 19 Vic. c. 63, sec. 19, but they only provided that the property should be laid in the Trustees. Mr. Abel then applied that the indictment might be amended in conformity with Lord Campbell's Act. The Recorder entertained considerable doubt whether the Court had the power to amend in this case: Lord Campbell's Act enabled the description of a body corporate to be altered, or the names of any persons to be corrected, but did not provide for the substitution of persons for a body corporate. The Jury were therefore directed to find the prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS EDMONDS</hi> (40)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-100" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-100" type="given" value="DAVID RICHARD"/>DAVID RICHARD THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Messrs. Roberts and Son, of 95, Great Portland-street—in February this year we had an account with the Clergy House—this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was not written by me, or by my authority; it is the prisoner's writing—I did not receive 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from him on 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. February—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>: "Received from Mr. T. Edmonds, the Clergy House account, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for R. & S. Thomas."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you your ledger here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; there was more than 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. owing to us on 6th February independent of an arrear account—the dealings on that arrear account were not with the pri
<lb/>soner, but with the Clergy House; the prisoner was to pay it—money has been paid on that account since February, more than 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—receipts were given to the prisoner in his own name for the Clergy House account.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the arrear account an account between the Clergy House and your employers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the prisoner was supposed to receive the money from the Clergy House to pay it—it ought to have been paid previously, but was not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-101" type="given" value="JAMES TAYLOR"/>REV. JAMES TAYLOR BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a clergyman of the Church of England—I used to live at 10, Portland-road—the prisoner was in the employment of myself, and other clergymen who resided there, as a sort of confidential servant—it was part of his duty to receive money from me and the other clergymen to pay the trades people—he had a salary of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month, besides perquisites—his wife was employed as housekeeper—the Clergy House dealt with Roberts and Son as grocers—early in February this year the prisoner made a communication to me about the amount due to them, and I gave him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to pay the trades people, inclusive of Roberts and Son—he afterwards, subse
<lb/>quent to 6th February, brought me this receipt—I can't remember whether he put it into my hand or not—it was pinned to another receipt, which I may have found on my table, and put on the file—he was given into custody in August, and his wife also—I then produced this paper to him, and asked if it was his writing—he said it was—I said, "Then it is a forgery," or something equivalent to that—he said nothing, but went out of the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He and his wife were the housekeepers in this esta
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were—they furnished a part of the house for their occupation—we did not require them to do that; they did it for their own comfort, and on their own responsibility—we paid the servant's wages through them—we did not find the servant in food; she was supposed to get that at home; she only came for about two hours a day; that was the arrangement with the prisoner—for some reason or other he was in arrears with the</p>
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<p>tradespeople—they did not supply the things in his name—he entered into an arrangement with me to pay off 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month out of his salary of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that arrangement was made previous to the 6th February—the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was given him as part of the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he was expected to pay up the arrears as far as the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. would go—it mattered not to me to whom he repaid it, so long as he reduced the arrears—during the time he was to pay off these arrears, we did not under
<lb/>take the payment of the servant's wages—we made no allowance to them in respect of the servant's maintenance—no different arrangement to the pre
<lb/>vious one—I had possession of the ordinary trades people's receipts—this receipt, and one or two others, were pinned together at the time he showed them to me—the others are in the possession of the clergy—they were the usual receipts given in the usual way, and signed in the usual way—since 6th February, the prisoner certainly paid more than 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the arrear account—I am not aware what was owing when he was taken into custody—I am positive I told the prisoner the receipt was a forgery—I either said it was a forgery, or "You forged this"—I did not give him into custody on this charge until after some other inquiries had been made—in February, at the time of the discovery of his defalcation, we took possession of two cheques for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with the understanding that they should not be made use of until we had further permission—those cheques were held by us as a col
<lb/>lateral security for the arrears—since he has been in custody we have got the money for them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Will you explain what is meant by the arrears?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Some months before we had paid to the prisoner certain sums with which he was expected to discharge our tradesmen's bills, we subsequently found that they had not been discharged, in consequence of which we had the pri
<lb/>soner and his wife before us, and felt determined to deal summarily with them, but at their earnest entreaty and explanation of the circumstances, we leaned to the side of mercy, and allowed them to continue with us on the terms which have been alluded to, that he should pay 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of his salary of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month to clear his defalcations—it was on another charge that he was taken into custody—the amount of his defalcations in February was about 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">submitted that no offence in point of law was made out; in as much as there could be no intent to defraud, or to obtain anything by the production of the document in question. There might be an intent to deceive; but that was all; this was not done to cover a misappropria
<lb/>tion of the money of his employers, but to induce them to suppose that he had discharged a debt which by the consent of his employers he had taken upon himself</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See Reg. v. Hodgson, 25 Law Journal, 7 Cox Crime. Cases, 122, and 1 Dearsley and Bell, page</hi> 3).
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">entertained no doubt that this amounted to a forgery, but would consult Mr. Justice Byles on the subject.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-1100-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18630921-1101-offence-1 t18630921-name-103"/>Edward Aurelius Adams</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-104" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-104" type="surname" value="BENNING"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-104" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN BENNING</persName> </hi>. I carry on business with my sister at 134, Great Port
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was due to us—the prisoner has not made any pay
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<persName id="t18630921-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-105" type="given" value="EDWARD AURELIUS"/>REV. EDWARD AURELIUS ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am curate of Trinity Church, Mary
<lb/>lebone, and reside at the Clergy House—I dealt with the Miss Bennings for butter in the early part of the present year—the prisoner was in the service of the Clergy House—he was in the service of all of us—he waited on us—he was paid wages by Mr. Brown; he paid for all of us—we shared the ex
<lb/>penses equally, and Mr. Brown acted as paymaster—I used to give the prisoner money to pay the tradespeople for articles of food supplied to myself—I knew that I dealt with Miss Benning—I used to give the prisoner money quarterly to discharge the tradespeople's accounts—on 28th March I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to pay Miss Benning—this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)is in the prisoner's writing, and here is "paid. T. Edmonds," against that amount—it contains other items—I have since paid Miss Benning the amount.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I do not find Miss Benning's name in this book?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; she had a separate account—this is a general account, but it contains the items which are in Miss Benning's book—the prisoner got all the things for me, and I settled with him quarterly—I don't think I paid him quite regularly—I knew where some of the things came from—the prisoner ordered the things, and charged me for them—the last amount I paid him was in June—the things supplied since then I have paid for myself—he did not pay for the things, he only ordered them for me—there was an understanding that he went to Miss Benning's for butter—I did not see Miss Benning's book until after the prisoner was discharged—Mr. Brown was living at the Clergy House before me—the prisoner was there before I went, and Mr. Brown was employing him—I did not pay Mr. Brown for my board; I always paid the prisoner—there is a Clergy House account for some things—I think I paid that account to Mr. Brown—he conducted the establishment, and hired the servants—I gave the prisoner a lump sum at different times to pay all the different items.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it the prisoner's duty to attend upon each of you gentlemen.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was—since I have been at the Clergy House I have con
<lb/>tributed my quota to the payment of the rent and the servant's wages.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-106" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-106" type="surname" value="BENNING"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-106" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN BENNING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). My book contains the entries due to us by Mr. Adams—that was done by the prisoner's direction.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that this was no larceny, as the debt with Miss Ben
<lb/>ning was contracted, not by Mr. Adams, but the prisoner, and further, that he was no servant of Mr. Adams, but of Mr. Brown.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Was of opinion that it was a question for the Jury, whether the money was given to the prisoner for a specific purpose, and if so, it amounted to larceny.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630921-1101-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18630921-1102-offence-1 t18630921-name-108"/>Thomas Box</persName> on the face, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<persName id="t18630921-name-109" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-109" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOX</persName> </hi>. I am a costermonger, at Notting-hill—on 27th August, I went into the Hope and Grapes public-house in the Broadway, Westminster—the prisoner was there—I had not known him previously—he asked me to give him a pot of ale, and I refused him several times—we then agreed to toss for a pint of ale—I won, and after that he would not pay for it—I told him to drink it, and he came towards me—I pushed him away, and he pulled a knife out and struck me in the face—he made a second cut at me—he cut me from the eye here, and then across my cheek—it was a short knife, with a black handle—this is it (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He assaulted me first
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not—he was coming towards me, and I pushed him to keep away from me, and he stabbed me twice in the face, and he would have done more if it had not been for the man in the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was drunk at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say whether he was or not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-110" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEEKS</persName> </hi>. I was at the Hope and Grapes when this occurred—I heard the last witness hollo out, "I am stabbed; I am stabbed!"—I saw the prisoner, and took him by the collar, and took him out of the house—he threw this knife away, which I picked up—I gave him in custody to a policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-111" type="given" value="FRANCES"/>FRANCES SPINKS</persName> </hi>. I am a dressmaker, at Spring-gardens, Pimlico—I was at the Hope and Grapes public-house on this day, and saw the two men quarrelling—they had a few words about some beer—the prisoner refused to pay—he said he did not lose—there was a struggle between them, and I heard the prosecutor say he was stabbed—he did not strike the prisoner before he was stabbed—I think I must have seen him if he had—there was a scuffle—I saw the prisoner try to hide the knife down his trousers, and I told him not to put it away—I saw the last witness take it from him—he threw it down outside the public-house door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-112" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT ORRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at Westminster Hospital—the prosecutor was brought there—he had two incised wounds—one extending from the middle of the left eyelid nearly to the bottom of the ear—the other from near the corner of the nose across the cheek, about three, inches in length—the superior wound was very superficial—the other wound nearly went through the mouth—they might have been inflicted by such a knife as this.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-113" type="given" value="GEORGE JACOB"/>GEORGE JACOB HOWLET</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 228). I was called into the public-house, and, as I was going towards the door, I saw the knife thrown out, and saw Weeks pull the prisoner out by the collar—he was the worse for liquor—he was not stupid drunk, he was very excited—he said, going to the station, that he was struck, and that he was not going to be struck by a vagabond like that without settling for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was drunk when I came to the station. I was struck several times and kicked by the prosecutor. I struck him with a knife that, I had in my hand. I did not know whether it was open or not. He was a stranger to me. We had a quarrel over the beer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18630921-1103-offence-1 t18630921-name-115"/>Thomas Mason</persName>, having stolen 1 watch, 1 chain, and 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., his property</rs>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGUE WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-116" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MASON</persName> </hi>. I keep the White Bear public-house at 221, Piccadilly—I know the prisoner very well—he formerly worked for me—on the night in question I first went to bed about half-past 2—I saw the watch and chain, and money that was lost safe at 3 o'clock, when I went down to let a gentlemen in who was lodging with me—the things were close to my bedside—I heard the watch distinctly tick after I laid down—the money was in a large bag, there was 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in halfpence in it—about 4 o'clock, or a little later, I was aroused by a policeman, and found, my money and watch and chain gone—when I let my lodger in, I double-bolted the front-door, top and bottom, and locked it—the prisoner had no business whatever that night in my house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TINDAL ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is he by trade?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A painter—I had at one time confidence in him—he has been at work at a house of mine in Frith-street, "a jeweller's, till within about six months—I saw the prisoner on the night that I lost my property late in the evening—we found him in the Haymarket, within one hundred yards of my house—I asked him for my watch and chain—he said he knew nothing of it—I told him that some one resembling him had been in my house, and asked him to go with me—he went with me to the police station—I took him to a
<hi rend="italic">cafe</hi> in the Haymarket, to see a man named John Troy—he is a sort of out-door porter at the
<hi rend="italic">Cafe Riche</hi>, which is two doors from my place, on the same side—I did not find Troy there—I then said to the prisoner, "Will you go with me to the station?" and he said, "I will go anywhere with you"—he went with me to the station—my lodger is a Peruvian merchant—he was stopping at my house—he left the next day about 11 o'clock—I had four lodgers in the house altogether—one part of my house closes at 12 o'clock, and the other part at half-past 1—I do not keep a night porter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it after the robbery was discovered that the foreign gentleman left you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; six hours after—it was in consequence of a communication that I received from Troy and the policeman that I asked the prisoner for my things.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-117" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TROY</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, and live at 16, Hanover-court—on the morning in question, about half-past 4, I was in Piccadilly, opposite the prosecutor's house, and saw the prisoner come out—he pulled the door to, and went across the road towards Regent-street—I knew him by sight before—I am quite sure he is the man who left the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What is your employment?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am night-porter at the
<hi rend="italic">Cafe Riche</hi>—I am supposed to keep intoxicated people, and people selling fruit, out of the place—I am inside the door till 3 o'clock—it is four doors from the White Bear—I was standing opposite 225, on the same side of the way as the White Bear when I saw the prisoner come out—I was talking to a cabman—our door is shut at 3 o'clock—I come on at about a quarter to 12 to do this work, and stay up there all night—I go to sleep about 5 o'clock in the morning, and get up about 4 o'clock in the afternoon—I have not been to sleep to-day—I am thoroughly woke up now—it was not quite day
<lb/>break when I saw the prisoner come out of the door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were not asleep then?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-118" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-118" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Langley-court, Long-acre, and am a billiard-marker—on the morning in question I was in conversation with the last witness, between the hours of 4 and 5, opposite 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., Piccadilly, on the same side as the White Bear, on the kerb-stone—I know the prisoner by the name of "Billy"—I saw him come out of the White Bear and shut the door after him—he went straight across towards Regent-circus, and up Regent
<lb/>street—he looked round when he came out—his right arm was swinging, and the other was by his side—I am quite sure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What were you doing at this time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was locked out that night—I went home at half-past six in the morning—they lock the doors at half-past 12, and I went down to keep the last witness company at the
<hi rend="italic">Cafe Riche</hi>—I joined him about 1 o'clock—I was not talking to him all the time up to 4—I was a gentleman's servant about three years ago—I have been doing several things since—I can't tell you exactly—I was discharged for being out all night, nothing else—I was Mr. Mason's door-porter at one time, last Christmas—he did not discharge me, I discharged myself—I have</p>
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<p>been at the Dr. Johnson since, as marker in the American bowling alley—I did not go to Mason's at all on that morning—the policeman found the door open—there are gas-lamps there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-119" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SALISBURY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 84). At a quarter past 4 on the morn
<lb/>ing that this robbery was committed, I was in Piccadilly—Troy came and made a communication to me, in consequenoe of which I went to the White Bear Hotel—I found the door open—I rang the bell and called up the landlord—Troy and Williams were both with me then—there is a gas
<lb/>lamp on the kerb-stone, not more than a yard, or a yard and a-half, from the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How far is 225 from 221?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is a lamp-post's distance, about forty yards—they are good-sized houses in Piccadilly—if you were standing on the door-step of No. 225, yon could not see a person at the door of 221; but if you were standing on the kerb-stone, you might see them—there is a little turning between the houses.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-120" type="surname" value="JAY"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-120" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, C</hi> 9). I took the prisoner into custody, and told him the charge—he said he knew nothing about it whatever—I asked him what time he went home last night—he said, "About daybreak"—about 4 in the morning I went to the White Bear Hotel, and made an examination—I found no marks of a forcible entry in any part of the house; but, under the bed on which Mr. Mason had been lying, I found some dirty sheets—there was an impression as if some person had been lying there—portions of them were laid up for a pillow, and at the further end there were impressions of some dirty boots having been there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were the two men brought down to the station to identify him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I found one first, and placed the prisoner along with five others, and he was identified immediately—the other witness also picked him out from five or six—there would be a difficulty in seeing a person at the door of 221 from the steps of 225—the only place you could see would be from the kerb-stone or the middle of the pavement—one house is thirty
<lb/>three yards from the other—I have measured it.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA DUGARD</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18630921-1104-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 23 pairs of boots; the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18630921-1104-offence-1 t18630921-name-124"/>John Barry</persName>; to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY DUGARD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18630921-1104-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-1104-18630921 t18630921-1104-punishment-22"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFPARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution offered no evidence against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA DUGARD</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">as she was under, the control of her husband.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-125" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BRAHAM</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of John Barry and others, Cape merchants—I saw the trunk, No. 120, the subject of this inquiry—it was their property, with the seventy-two pairs of boots contained in it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-126" type="given" value="EDWARD HUDSON"/>EDWARD HUDSON SCHOFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. George Davis, shoe manufacturer, 45, Fish Street-hill—about the end of July last, I packed twelve trunks of women's and girls' boots and shoes—the trunks were marked "B. & Co." a diamond, and "G.& D." underneath—amongst them was one numbered 130—I packed the trunk, and secured it myself—it contained sixty pairs of tens thirteen's, and twelve pairs of small women's size—I locked the trunk, placed a piece of tape across the hasp, and sealed it over—I saw it covered over with a new Russian mat—I gave it to a man named Cleaver, the carman, and another of our men—I afterwards saw that trunk on the 5th of August at the police office at the London Dock—it was not then in the same condition as I had sent it off—it was broken in at one end, and a piece of old matting was sewn on to the new matting—I had it</p>
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<p>weighed, and found it about thirteen pounds short in weight—that would represent about a dozen pairs of boots and shoes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-127" type="surname" value="COLEMAK"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-127" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLEMAK</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of the London Dock Company—on 20h July, I saw some trunks given into the charge of the mate of the
<hi rend="italic">Ærial</hi>—they were numbered from 120 to 131 inclusive, and marked "B. & C." on the outside with a "G. & D." underneath.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-128" type="surname" value="DELL"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-128" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DELL</persName> </hi>. I am a stevedore, living at 20, Ann-street, Devenport-street—I was employed as stevedore of the
<hi rend="italic">Ærial</hi>—on Wednesday, 22d July, I employed four men, of whom the male prisoners were two, from 6 in the morning till 12 at noon—they were all working together on the deck and in the hold—there may have been some on deck and some in the hold—they left at 12 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brooks. Q.</hi> Were you aboard the ship this morning when we were em
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I was in the lighter the first part of the morning, unloading crates—the barge was out about a quarter past 10 or a quarter to ll.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Brooks loading the vessel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was employed for that purpose—I did not see anything of these trunks on that day—they had been put in the hold on the 20th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-129" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-129" type="surname" value="SPECHETER"/>
<interp inst="t18630921-name-129" type="given" value="LEAH"/>LEAH SPECHETER</persName> </hi>. I engaged the two male prisoners for Mr. Dell at 6 o'clock on the morning of the 22d; two days after that I found a trunk broken open in the hold—I sewed a piece of matting over the broken end.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brooks. Q.</hi> What were you doing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was loading beer in crates and casks—you were at work there till 12 o'clock; from 11 to 12 you were down in the hold at work and I was in the art-hold at the other end of the ship at that time—I could not see what you were doing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-130" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DYER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames-policeman</hi>, 51). On the afternoon of 4th August, about half-past 3, I saw Brooks go into 6, North-east-passage, Wellclose-square—I waited a short time, and then knocked at the door—I saw Brooks, and told him I should take him in custody for being concerned with others not in custody in stealing, on 22d July, from on board the
<hi rend="italic">Erial,</hi> twenty-three pairs of boots—he replied, "You must be mistaken; I was not there."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brooks.</hi> I am no scholar. I cannot read or write, and I did not know the ship's name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was anything said about the London Dock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not to my knowledge—I left him in charge of another constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630921-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630921-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SLATER</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Joseph Tan-ant, of 16, Capel-street, a pawnbroker—I produce a pair of girl's boots pawned at our shop about 8 o'clock on the morning of 23d July, for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—a man pawned them—I believe it was the prisoner Brooks—I do not speak positively to him, but, to the best of my belief, he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brooks. Q.</hi> Did you not say at the police-court that your shop was too dark you could not see the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not; the boots were pawned in the name of George Smith.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. H. SCHOFIELD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are a pair of boots I packed in that trunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brooks' Defence.</hi> I do not know anything about the boots; I never handled them, or saw them; I worked in the barge the best part of the morning, and was only in the ship's hold for half an hour.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1863.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver—there was a bad florin among it—I bent it in a machine, and said, "This florin is bad"—she said, "Will you see if there is any other bad money among it, as I had it all from the same place"—I said, "Where was that?"—she said, "From a friend of mine"—she gave me a good coin—I returned her the other, and she left with the stamps, which I had wrapped up in a shop bill of mine—I sent my boy to watch her; he came back in about an hour—I then went to the station and saw the two prisoners and a man named Wright, who has since died—I saw the postage-stamps there, and identified them by the bill they were wrapped in—I also saw the florin which I had bent (
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<hi rend="italic">Thomas. Q.</hi> Did not I give you a half-crown for the florin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not think so, as you gave me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. at first, and I had to give you sixpence back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FRAZER</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-148" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HAMPTON</persName> </hi>. I searched Davis, and found in her purse, a bad florin and 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money—I said, "This is a bad two shilling-piece"—she said, "I must have got that yesterday; I went to get something for dinner, and they gave me that in change"—I searched Thomas, and found 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, 358
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<hi rend="italic">Davis. Q.</hi> Did not I stand back against the wall the whole time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is the same florin that Thomas gave me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Davis's Defence.</hi> "My husband must have taken the half-crown when he changed a sovereign.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At what time did you leave your house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Past 12, and the prisoner took my watch at half-past 12.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630921-name-155" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE KOHLER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness, and was with him in Wellclose-square after 12 o'clock on the night in question—the prisoner took his watch, and gave it to another man, who ran away with it down an alley—we both caught the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a quarter-past 12—there were a great many people there because there was a fire—the prisoner had not run away; my husband caught him in a moment, outside a public-house close to the spot.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite sure you saw the watch in the prisoner's hand.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, 131
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I took the prisoner about twenty yards from the fire—the prosecutor was holding him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was he in the public-house or outside?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Inside; the house was crowed inside and outside too.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Five-Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months</hi> </rs>) and
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1863.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Byles.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE</hi>
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