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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court.</p>
<p>Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, January 4th, 1864, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-1" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-2" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MARTIN</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MELLOR</hi>, Knt. one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SIDNEY</hi>, Esq.; Aldermen of the City of London;
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Esq., Q.C. Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS GABRIEL</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES ABBISS</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANDREW LUSK</hi>, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-3" 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">HILARY NICHOLAS NISSEN</hi>, Esq. Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CAVE</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WILSON NICHOLSON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES GAMMON</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LAWRENCE, MAYOR. THIRD SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640104-150-offence-1 t18640104-name-6"/>Arthur Suttaby</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-7" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HANN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 94). On the evening of 17th December, about 8 o'clock, I saw the prisoner leave Mr. Suttaby's premises—I noticed a small parcel in his hand—I followed him into Fleet-street, stopped him, and told him I believed he had got some property belonging to his master, some books—he said, "No, I have not"—I said "Are you quite sure that you have not?"—he said, "Yes; I have no books at all about me"—I then took him back to his master's warehouse and searched him, and in his right-hand coat-pocket I found this Bible; there is no private mark in it—he gave his address, 36, Nelson-square, Blackfriars-road—I went there, and searched the premises, and found eighty other books, consisting principally of Bibles, Church-services, and Prayer-books—I had no conversation with the prisoner about those books; I spoke to him about the one found in his possession, and asked how he accounted for it—he said he was going to take it to show it to a lady.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi> (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LLOYD</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he not say he was going to show the binding to his wife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—some of these books were locked up in a box, and some were about the room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-8" type="given" value="FRANCIS ARTHUR"/>FRANCIS ARTHUR SUTTABY</persName> </hi>. I am nephew to Mr. Suttaby, and am engaged in his business—the prisoner was not authorized to remove any books from the premises—this Bible is our property—a short time ago, I saw a book in the prisoner's drawer; I marked it; it ought not to have been there; it was subsequently found at his lodging among the others—I have looked at all the books—they are Mr. Suttaby's property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had the prisoner been seven years in Mr. Suttaby's employment?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About that time—he is married—I don't know that he occasionally took home books and returned them afterwards—I have had no conversation with him about the binding of these books—I did not know that his wife was learning the bookbinding; I do not know it now—I was never at his lodging till I went there with the detective—the books are not all Bibles and Prayer-books, some are poets and authors.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-9" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SUTTABY</persName> </hi>. I am a bookseller—the prisoner was never authorized by me to take any books from my premises—I did not know of his doing so until it was discovered in this manner—he was not authorized to take away any of these books—the prisoner did not purchase any of these books of me, to my knowledge—I never received any money for them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—"Some of the books I took home to read, and the others I took as specimens of our style of binding and workmanship, intending to take them back again."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his character.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-150-18640104 t18640104-150-punishment-1"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.—There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GREGORY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. James Henry Stewart, jeweller and optician, 406, Strand—on 30th November I fastened up the house about 11 o'clock—I saw to the whole of the astenings—between 3 and 4 in the morning of 1st December, my wife and I were awoke by a strange kind of noise; I got out of bed to go to the window, but before I could open it I heard some glass fall in the yard below—I opened the window, looked out, and saw a man going over a wall which separates the back of our house from the back of the first house in Bull Inn-court—the entrance to the court is two doors from our house—my wife sprang a rattle while I was dressing myself, and some constables came and appeared at the window from which the prisoner got out—I let them in, and we examined the back parlour window—the puttey had been carefully removed, the window broken, and the hasp pushed back—later in the morning I searched the window, and, on the sill found a couple of chisels, which I produce, also some paste in a piece of paper—I saw the broken pieces of glass scattered about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you find anything else besides the chisels?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A piece of string—the wall that I saw the man climbing over is at the side of the house, on my left as I looked out of the window—that was all I saw.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 16). On the morning of 1st December, about a quarter past 3, I was on duty in Bull Inn-court, Strand, about six or seven yards from the prosecutor's house—I heard a scuffling noise in the house, 15, Bull Inn-court—I said, "Who's there?"—I received no answer—in a minute or so the door came open about a few inches and was slammed again—I said, "Come out, whoever you are there," and directly the door flew open, and the prisoner, with another man not in custody, rushed from the house into the Strand—I pursued the prisoner, calling "Stop thief!"—he turned towards Temple-bar—I pursued him till near Wellington-street, and after I had turned him some distance, nearly half-way back to the house again, I caught him; I should think I had run nearly half a mile—when I caught him, he said, "What are you going to do with me now?"—I said, "I am going to take you to the police-station," and I did so—I then went back to Bull Inn-court, and in the passage of No. 15, close by where the prisoner came from, I found this dark-lantern, and this rope very ingeniously tied together for the purpose of letting a person down—I then went to Mr. Stewart's house, 406, Strand, and saw last witness—when I returned to the station, I searched the prisoner, and found on him this knife, these two keys, and this handkerchief stained with blood—</p>
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<p>the prisoner's fingers were out and bleeding—he was wearing this waistcoat (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—there are three buttons missing from it; they are common buttons—about half-past 9, I searched the top of the water-closet on the wall leading over into 406, Strand, and found, these two buttons, which exactly correspond with those on the prisoner's waistcoat—they are exactly the same description—the house, 15, Bull Inn-court, is divided by a wall from the prosecutor's premises—the house in Bull Inn-court is occupied by lodgers, who go in and out at any time of night—it would be possible for a man who broke the window of the prosecutor's house to get over the wall to the back of 15, Bull Inn-court, and then to get out from there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had the house, No. 15, been broken into?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't say that it had;. there were no marks of violence on it—when the two men rushed out, the other man ran towards Charing-cross—I did not lose sight of the prisoner at all before I caught him—he ran from the court as far as Wellington-street; I shot past him there, and then he turned back again, nearly to Beaufort-buildings, and I caught him by Fountain-court—that is about one hundred and fifty yards from Wellington-street—there were not many persons about—he had been running perhaps five or six minutes—I am quite sure I did not lose sight of him—I did not search the prosecutor's house, because there were constables there before I got back; they had heard the rattle sprung by the prosecutor's wife—I said nothing to the prisoner about the buttons at that time, I did next morning before he went before the Magistrate—I pointed out to him that some were missing, and said, "These buttons that I have found exactly correspond with the buttons on your waistcoat"—he made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 19). On the morning of 1st December, between 2 and 3 o'clock, I was on duty in the Strand, and heard a rattle spring from the second floor of 406, Strand—I ran up Bull Inn-court, and went into the first house, No. 15—I went through there, and saw this board laid from the kitchen stairs on to the window-sill which leads up to the top of the water-closet—I found this centre-bit, two gimlets, a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, and likewise this piece of iron, on the top of the water-closet leading to the back of 406, Strand—I also found this bag—I saw two holes in the top of the water-closet, and this board was suspended from the water-closet into the premises of 406, Strand, level with the parlour window, which was broken.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, F</hi>). I was on duty at the police-station on the morning of 1st December when the prisoner was brought in—I noticed that his fingers were cut and bleeding—later in the morning I examined the premises, 406, Strand—I saw two holes made through the top of the water-closet—I fitted the centre-bit produced to the holes, and it fitted them—I afterwards went into 406, Strand, and in the back parlour window I saw a pane of glass broken, big enough to admit a man's hand, and the catch of the window was unfastened—I also saw marks of blood on the shutters inside—I saw some paste on the pane of glass that was broken; that was to prevent any noise being made, to prevent the glass falling—I looked at the bottom of the window, and saw a mark; I compared the chisel with it, and it fitted it—I have looked at the door of 15, Bull Inn-court; it had a very temporary fastening, easily opened—with the assistance of this rope and board, a person could get from the broken window over the wall into Bull Inn-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time was it that you saw this man at the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 3 o'clock in the morning, or a little after—I did not say anything to him about his finger, no question was asked—he was wiping his hand with his handkerchief.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-18" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL HAYDON</persName> </hi>. I am a detective-officer of the City police—about 4 o'clock on the afternoon of 23d December, I was in Leadenhall-street, and saw the prisoner—I saw him put his hand into the prosecutrix's pocket, and shortly after withdraw it closed, with a piece of paper in it—I saw the piece of paper—he tore it up, and threw the pieces on the pavement—I then spoke to the lady, and from what she said to me I picked up the pieces of paper—these are the pieces, pasted together—the prisoner left Leadenhall-street—I remained about there a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes, and then saw him again—I took him into custody, and told him it was for picking a lady's pocket of 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a piece of paper in Leadenhall-street a short time previously—he said, "You are mistaken; I never did such a thing in my life"—I took him to the police-station, and searched him; nothing was found on him—he gave a name and address, at which, when I made inquiries, he was not known—I am not mistaken in him; I had an opportunity of observing him about twenty minutes or half an hour—I had seen him twelve or fourteen times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far were you from him when this occurred?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Within about a couple of yards—he walked away when he took the things out of the lady's pocket—I did not see any police about the street at that time, there may have been—if there had been an officer there and I had required his assistance, I should have told him of the prisoner picking the pocket—when he came back again, he did not pass me; he came in the direction where I was standing, towards Cornhill, and I crossed over to him and took him—I don't think he saw me during the half-hour I was watching him—I was in plain clothes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-19" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET MEAD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Mead; we live at Willesden—on Tuesday, 23d December, about 4 in the afternoon, I was in Leadenhall-street, the last witness came up and asked me something, in consequence of which I put my hand in my pocket, and missed a paper and 2 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>:</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-22" type="given" value="JEREMIAH JOHN"/>JEREMIAH JOHN MCCARTHY</persName> </hi>. I reside at 6, Sydney-place, Blackwall, and am a boat-builder—about 9 o'clock, on 26th December, I was walking with the prisoner at the back of the London Hospital, when he caught hold of me, threw me down, fell on top of me, and put his hand in my right-hand pocket—I put my hand in at the same time, and struggled with him for some time on the ground—I had twenty-two shillings in my pocket at the time, and he took twelve shillings out—he had his hand in my pocket about two minutes—after we got up, I took my coat off, and the prisoner hit me in the eye, and blacked my eye very much, and ran away—some parties were there at the time—I took my oath that I had been robbed, and they would not assist</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE METCALF</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-25" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HURLE</persName> </hi>. I reside in Emma-street, Hackney—at 1 o'clock on New Year's morning, I heard a noise at the back of my house; I laid in bed a little longer, and then I heard another noise—I got out of bed, and saw a man walking up the yard—he went up as far as the parlour-window, struck a lucifer-match, got the window open, put a bar in at the window, forced the shutter, and got in—I was on the floor above him, nearly opposite—I could see him as I lifted up my window—as soon as I saw who he was, I asked him what he did there—I said, "You thief; you have broken into the house"—he said, looking up at me, "What are you doing up there t"—I said, "I will let you know in half a minute"—he then turned himself round, jumped out of the window again, and made his escape out of the yard gates—that man was the prisoner—I had not known him before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 201). On this night I heard a cry of "Police!" in Emma-street, Hackney, and saw the prisoner running from the back premises of 33, Emma-street, from the yard-gates—he ran a few steps in a stooping position—he then saw me, and walked quietly till I met him—I said, "What is the matter there?"—he said, "I think you are wanted round the corner"—I said, "I think you are wanted round the corner; you had better go back with me"—he resisted, but I took him back—I saw the last witness—he opened the door, and identified the prisoner as being the man who had been in the house—I went to the back, and found this iron bar on the back window-ledge, and a candle lying by the side—the window and shutters were open—the wicket-gate was broken all to pieces—the prisoner said at the police-court:" They can't do anything with us, for we have not stolen anything"—I did not see any one else with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-27" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILDASH</persName> </hi>. I reside at this house that was broken into—about 1 on this morning I was disturbed—I looked out of the window, and heard the lodger ask who was there, and the man ask him what he wanted there—he then disappeared, and I could not get a correct view of his face—I was over the parlour-window, and he was at the side of it—I could not identify the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-154-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<interp inst="t18640104-155-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing 22 yards of cloth, value 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-30" type="given" value="LEONARD"/>LEONARD LEVY</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Joseph Smith, of 18, Aldgate—about 7 o'clock, on 15th December, I missed a roll of cloth from the shop—it was standing withing three or four yards of the shop door—a little boy, on crutches, came in, and said something to me, and I went out as far as George-street</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was told to mind the cloth.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he going away with it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He had it on his shoulder, about three hundred yards from our place—I saw it safe between five and six minutes before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-155-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that the prisoner had already been three years in Feltham Reformatory.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SWINDLER</hi> (24)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES BURRY</hi> (21)</persName>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BURRY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18640104-156-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-34" type="given" value="STRATTON"/>STRATTON MOIR</persName> </hi>. I am a painter, living at 37, North-street—at a quarter past 10, on Monday, 7th December, I was in Hyde-park, between the Serpentine and the Marble-arch—I had two friends with me—we were assaulted by two soldiers—they took their belts off—I know very little about it myself being rather intoxicated—I was either pushed or knocked down, and, I believe, my watch taken from me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-35" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STENHOUSE</persName> </hi>. I was with the prosecutor—I had been drinking a little—we entered the Park at Princes'-gate, and had got half across, when two soldiers, one of whom was Burry, the other I don't recognise, attacked me and my two friends—I had a struggle with Burry—he got up and attacked the last witness, and then they both ran away—I did not speak to Swindler.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CADMAN</persName> </hi>. I was with the two witnesses—I had not been drinking—I was quite sober—I can speak to Swindler—we were coming along the path, and the two soldiers met us and said, "You can't go across the Park to-night"—my friend was intoxicated, and said, "What is that to do with you?"—we then got scuffling with the soldiers—after a time Burry went round and assaulted the prosecutor, and took his watch—I don't believe Swindler knew that the watch was stolen at that time—I don't think he was acting in concert in stealing the watch, although he was with the other prisoner—I don't think he knew it till afterwards—I think the prisoners were slightly in drink.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SWINDLER</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-39" type="given" value="THOMAS GARDNER"/>THOMAS GARDNER MACKAY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in Leadenhall-street—about a quarter to 6, on 28th December, I was walking up Cheapside—just as I got to the Old Jewry the Guards passed, and immediately after that, I suddenly felt a tug at my chain—I turned round, and distinctly saw my watch in the prisoner's hands—it was never severed from my chain at all—the chain held to my waistcoat—at that instant another man jostled up against me—I made a
<hi rend="italic">grab</hi> at the prisoner, he avoided it, and ran across the road—my watch was then hanging down—I put it in my pocket—I managed to catch him just by the Mansion-house—when he saw it was quite impossible
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When you first tackled me, what did I say?
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 455). I took the prisoner into custody from the last witness—I asked him what he would give the prisoner in charge for—he said, "For stealing my watch"—the prisoner said,"I have not got his watch; you can search me"—I said, "I will not search you here; I shall take you to the station"—the prisoner gave his address, 11, John-street, Oakley-street, Lambeth—there is no such street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I might have said John-street, but I meant Thomas-street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-157-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Rogers. Q.</hi> Was it not twenty minutes past 1 when this happened?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I really don't know the hour—the train I had intended to catch was the half-past 10 train; I was too late for that, and I had to walk all the way to London.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilson. Q.</hi> Did not you meet us in Houndsditch, and ask if we would have anything to drink?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; one of you asked me—when I pulled out sixpence to pay for the tea, I did not pull out the railway-ticket, and tell you how I had been delayed, and missed the train—I did not leave it on the table, nor did you take it up and say it was no good to me, it would do for you to show as an excuse for being out so late—I was not in liquor—after leaving the coffee-shop I did not walk to the corner of Petticoat-lane and have a lot of Jew boys about me—I was struck the instant the coffee-house door was shut—I did not walk some distance before I called the police—I never moved after it occurred—the policeman came on the spot.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-45" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BOWYER</persName> </hi>. I am a searcher of female prisoners at Bishopsgate-street Station—the prisoners were brought there on 30th December—I searched them, and found in Wilson's pocket a shilling and threepence, and this ticket—I said to her, "What does this mean?"—she said, "Oh! it is merely a ticket I have been to the play with;" and she tore it out of my</p>
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<p>hand, and tore it in two pieces—I picked the pieces up—I found a key on Rogers—she asked me if I had found the ticket on the other—I said, "It appears so"—she said, "Oh! it is nothing—it is only what she went to the play with the night before"—it is part of a return-ticket from Poplar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilson. Q.</hi> You know I was very drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, you were not—the prosecutrix was perfectly sober, but very much excited from the blow on the head.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SODEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 636). On the night of 30th December, about a quarter past 1 o'clock, I was on duty in Bishopsgate-street—I heard loud screams of "Police," and "Murder"—I ran across the street, and saw the prosecutrix and the two prisoners struggling—Rogers was punching the prosecutrix—I parted them, and the prosecutrix said, "I will give them in charge, they have robbed me"—as soon as she spoke she stooped down, and picked up a purse which was at her feet—it was empty—the prosecutrix was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilson. Q.</hi> Was it against the coffee-shop you met her, or at the corner of Petticoat-lane?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the corner of a street, about twenty yards from the coffee-shop—there were from ten to twelve persons about—there was plenty of opportunity of getting rid
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-158-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further charged with having been before convicted at this Court in December</hi>, 1862,
<hi rend="italic">by the name of Mary Ann Fawcett, when she was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment; to this she</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILSON</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOD</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was that Heinrich Fromke?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he is cook on board a steam-vessel; he is not here—he was bound over, but his ship was sailing, and he has gone in her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Coleman. Q.</hi> Did I say to you that I was the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; another sergeant came up at the time, and seized you, and you said, "Let me go; this case belongs to Davey."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sullivan. Q.</hi> Did not you see me at the lodging-house when you first</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did go there, and looked at the slate to see if you had entered your name there that night, but it was not there, and I came out again—I did not see you there then.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any doubt whatever about these men?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not the slightest; I knew them well before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 60). On the evening of 29th December, I was with Davey in Ratcliff-highway—I saw the two prisoners and another man having hold of the prosecutor on the opposite side of the road—I heard the crashing of pipes on the pavement, which drew my attention to them—we crossed the road; Davey was some distance in front of me—I saw the prisoners all leave the prosecutor at once, as Davey was going towards them, and run away—we pursued them—they ran into Cock-and-Neptune-court—I stopped at the court while Davey went to the station for assistance—we then searched two houses, and Coleman came out of the water-closet, and said, "I am one of the men; I will give myself up to you"—a sergeant who was there laid hold of him, and he said, "It is not your charge, it is Davey's charge"—the prosecutor said he had lost four shillings out of his pocket—his trousers were torn from the pocket down to the knee—I knew 0 the prisoners before by sight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Coleman's Defence.</hi> I was coming out of the Cock-and-Neptune public-house, when they both took me. I never saw the man, and he did not say it was me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sullivan's Defence.</hi> I never saw the man in my life before.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COLEMAN</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-159-18640104 t18640104-159-punishment-10"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>:—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, 3 watches, and 1 gold chain, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640104-160-offence-2 t18640104-name-54"/>Matthias Kaiser</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">having been before convicted of felony in January</hi>, 1860.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">having been before convicted.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-165-18640104 t18640104-165-punishment-16"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM TAPSFIELD</hi> (28)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, to stealing goods by false pretences.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-166-18640104 t18640104-166-punishment-17"/>Confined Eighteen Months;</rs> and</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">having been before convicted.**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-167-18640104 t18640104-167-punishment-18"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ORMEROD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SALTER</persName> </hi>. I manage the Red Lion, St. George's-in-the-East—Mary Blinkhorn is the landlady—on the 14th December, about 9 o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came in, and asked for half a pint of beer, which is a penny, and gave me a sixpence—I put it in my mouth, but could not discover it was bad at first—it had been worn so—I afterwards found, by rubbing it on a stone, that it was brass—I gave the prisoner fivepence change before I found it was bad—I did not pass it out of my hand—he ran away, and I followed him, but could not find him—I kept the sixpence by itself—two days afterwards I was sent for to the bar, and saw the prisoner again—the landlady gave me another bad sixpence, and told me that the prisoner had given it to her for half a pint of beer—he said, "Yes, I did; I am out of work; I knew it was bad."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> That is false. You never stated that before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure he said he knew it was bad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and that he was out of work, or else he should not have done it—he strongly denied being in the house on the Monday before—I said to him,"You gave me a bad sixpence last Monday"—he said, "I never was in the house before"—I gave him him into custody with the two bad sixpences.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-70" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BLINKHORN</persName> </hi> I am landlady of the Red Lion—I remember the prisoner coming to my house on 16th December, between 1 and 2 o'clock—he called for half a pint of beer, and threw sixpence on the counter—I took it in my hand, and said, "This is the same kind of sixpence you passed on Monday evening"—it was a bad one—he said he was never in the house before—I told him he was—I could swear to him—I took particular notice of him from where I sat at the bar—I then sent for the last witness, and gave the sixpence to him—he compared it with the other; they were both alike—I asked the prisoner if he had any more coin about him—he said he had not; he had been out of work, and he said he did not know that it was bad—he afterwards said that he knew one was bad; the one he gave me—he said he had been out of work, and he knew that was bad—I had seen him on the 14th—I am quite sure he is the same man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> If I said I knew it was bad, why did not you state it before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I answered all the questions that were put to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 151). I took the prisoner on 16th December, at the last witness's house—I told him he was very foolish to change sixpence for fivepence—he said he did not know it was a bad one—he said that of the last one—I told him he must come with me to the station—he said, going to the station, that he did know the last one was bad—I produce the two sixpences.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—these coins are both bad, and from the same die—they are common medals which are sold about the streets for whist-markers—the reverse side is rubbed off, and then both sides silvered over—they grind off what is unsuitable—these resemble, or are apparently intended to resemble, the current silver coin of the realm called sixpences.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It is wrong evidence that the landlord and landlady have given about my saying I knew it was bad. They never said that before. It has been made up since I have been sent for trial. I did not know they were bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>*†
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<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMILY GOLDSMITH</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18640104-170-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>.[unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin. See original trial image.]—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18640104-170-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH METCALFE</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18640104-171-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>.*[unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin. See original trial image.]—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18640104-171-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ATKINS</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18640104-172-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>.[unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin. See original trial image.]—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18640104-172-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Six Months.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HODSON</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18640104-173-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>.[unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin. See original trial image.]—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18640104-173-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Six Months.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA ROBINSON</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18640104-174-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>.[unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin. See original trial image.]—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18640104-174-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18640104-175-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>.[unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin. See original trial image.]—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18640104-175-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MARSHALL</hi> (41)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640104-176-offence-1 t18640104-name-82"/>Joseph Handley </persName>grievous bodily harm.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18640104-176-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Three Months.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SEYMOUR</hi> (40)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640104-177-offence-1 t18640104-name-84"/>Thomas Child</persName>, a police-officer, in execution of his duty.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18640104-177-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Three Months.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH WINFORD</hi> (21)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18640104-178-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18640104-178-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing a dead turkey of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640104-178-offence-1 t18640104-name-86"/>Ebenezer Howard</persName>.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-178-18640104 t18640104-178-punishment-29"/>Confined Two Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA WHITE</hi> (19)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS McCORMACK</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18640104-179-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery, with violence, on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640104-179-offence-1 t18640104-name-90"/>Hannah Rees</persName>, and stealing from her a brooch, and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., her property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-91" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH REES</persName> </hi>. I live at 33, Newport-street—on Friday, 11th December, about quarter
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> 1 in the morning, I went into Mr. Lemon's public-house in Cranbourne-passage, and saw all the prisoners there—they pushed against me with very abusive language, and they said, "Perhaps you call us thieves?"—I said, "You may be for what I know" and walked out of the house to go home—just as I got out into Newport-street, one of them struck me on the back of the head—I cannot say which it was—I heard the tall one (
<hi rend="italic">White</hi>) say, "Kick her, Adelaide; you have got new boots on"—I saw them following me out of the public-house—I remember no more after I heard those words—they kicked me in the eye—I have had a bad eye for five weeks—
<hi rend="italic">my</hi> frock was covered in blood—I have it on now—I was wearing a brooch on a piece of velvet round my neck—I missed that, and my pocket was torn right out of my dress, and I lost half a crown, a shilling, and a pocket-handkerchief from it—I saw my brooch and money safe as I came out of the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">White.</hi> I was there that evening; but this young man was not there at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hide.</hi> I had not new boots on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">McCormack.</hi> I know nothing at all about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure the man was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and another man, who is not here—I knew the prisoners quite well from using the house—I had been servant there two years, and knew them quite well by sight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-92" type="surname" value="GORDON"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GORDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 323). On Friday, 11th December, I was</p>
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<p>on duty in Castle-street, Leicester-square, and saw the prisoners and another man, named Hints, and two other girls, coming out of Cranbourne-passage, using very bad language—I heard one of them say, "Let the b——h have it"—I followed on the other side of the street, thinking there would be a brawl, and when I got opposite Earl's-court, I saw McCormack, Hide, and the man not in custody, holding the prosecutrix up against the shutters in Earl's-court—White was standing two or three yards off, and I believe it was she who called out,"Here is Gordon,"as I crossed the street—I am certain the prisoners were all there—they then took to their heels as fast as they could, got round to the back of Little Newport-street, and I lost them—I came back, and the prosecutrix was not there—I am quite sure McCormack is the man who was there—I have known him six years—he lives in Tooley-court, and the other two live in Clement's-lane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">McCormack. Q.</hi> Did not you see me in Scotland-yard, on the Saturday evening after this, going down for a job?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I never saw you till you were apprehended.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see any one kick the prosecutrix?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not—I saw her fall, as I ran past, after they ran away—I saw her again the next night—her face and chest were entirely black; she could scarcely see out of her eye.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-93" type="surname" value="SHORE"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-93" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SHORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, F</hi> 11). I apprehended McCormack on Sunday night, 13th December—I said, "I want you, for highway robbery"—he said, "I can prove I was not there at the time; I was in Mr. Lemon's public-house at the time"—that was before I told him where it was—he said, he did not do it himself, but he knew who did do it—that was before I told him where the robbery had taken place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-94" type="surname" value="ACKRILL"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ACKRILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, F</hi> 48.) I apprehended White on Sunday night, 13th December—I told her I should take her in custody for assaulting and robbing a young woman—she said she did not do it, but her friend did it, pointing to the prisoner Hide—I did not hear Hide make any reply to that—she walked up the court, and Gordon took her in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">White.</hi> I did not strike Hannah Rees, nor did I see her brooch or money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hide.</hi> I did not do anything more than the others.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-95" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-95" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 106). On the morning of 11th December, I was on duty in Newport-market, and about 1 o'clock I saw all three of the prisoners—they came running from the direction of Little Newport-street, up into Prince's-row, and went into No. 8—Gordon came up soon afterwards, and gave me some information—we searched the house No. 8 at that time, but could not find them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hide's Defence.</hi> The prosecutrix struck me first, and I struck her back again; some man who was with her was going to strike me first, and she took off her cloak and said she would fight me herself; the man who was with her got locked up as well.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-96" type="surname" value="REES"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-96" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH REES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) No man was with me on this night—I was by myself—after this happened I went straight home, and knocked at the door; they hardly knew me, I was in such a state—I saw one of the police
<lb/>men the next evening, and made a complaint to him—there is no one here who saw me that night—I did not complain then, because I did not know the prisoners' names or where they lived, and I was in such a state I was obliged to go home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">White's Defence.</hi> I used
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> live with Hannah Rees, and she knew me quite well; she came out of Mr. Lemon's, with a young man, who was tipsy,</p>
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<p>and she was tipsy herself, and she struck my friend first; she lived with me about two years; three young women lived with her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HANNAH REES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is that so?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I lived with a young woman in the same house—White was lodging in the same room—I used to work then at Mr. Lemon's public-house, and that is how I knew them—I thought she was a very respectable girl, when she came to lodge along with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">McCormack's Defence.</hi> I was not there at the time; I was not out till 12 o'clock; I don't recollect seeing the girl or being in that house on that night; I was very tipsy over at the Plough in Newport-street; I was not able to walk; two men took me home. I work for Mr. Patterson, of Robert-street, Hampstead-road; I am quite innocent; the woman said it was not me at first.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-97" type="surname" value="GORDON"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GORDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The prosecutrix did not say at any time that McCormack was not the man—I did not know where she lived or I should have had them before—she lived as a servant in Castle-street—she saw them at the station, and identified them at once—I did not prompt her in the slightest degree—I was perfectly aware that she knew them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-179-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def3-180-18640104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-180-18640104" type="age" value="18"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS McCOR
<lb/>MACK</hi> </persName>, were
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
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<interp inst="t18640104-180-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
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<hi rend="italic">The evidence of Hannah Rees, William Gordon, John Shore, William Ack
<lb/>rill, and John Cook, at given in the last case, was read over.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">McCormack.</hi> They have made this Up between them; I am as innocent as the dead in their graves.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hide.</hi> The prosecutrix struck me, and I struck her back again; she was tipsy, and I was tipsy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">White.</hi> This man was not there at all, and we did not run away at all; there was no man with us.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-180-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-180-18640104 t18640104-180-punishment-30"/>Confined Six Months each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH DAVIDSON</hi> (28)</persName>
<rs id="t18640104-181-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18640104-181-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-181-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>Feloniously forging and uttering a request for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intend to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-103" type="surname" value="DIGBY"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-103" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN DIGBY</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Thomas Holloway, of 244, Strand—he is the "Professor Holloway," the celebrated pill and ointment manufacturer—on 28th November, this note was presented to me by the prisoner (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>: "To Professor Holloway, Nov. 28th, 1863.—Sir, Having a very heavy bill to take up this day at the London and Westminster Bank, I find I am short 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I shall feel obliged if you will advance me that turn till Saturday, when I will call and settle the matter. I send my clerk, who will give receipt for the advance.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">WM. HORSFORD</hi>, part manager of the
<hi rend="italic">Limerick Chronicle"</hi>—Mr. Holloway advertises in the
<hi rend="italic">Limerick Chronicle</hi>, and has a running account with them—when the prisoner presented the note I asked him if he was Mr. Horsford—he said, "No, I am not Mr. Horsford, I am only his clerk"—he said that he brought the letter from the Euston hotel, Euston-square—in consequence of that letter, I gave the prisoner this cheque for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Coutts and Co., payable to the order of Wm. Horsford—it is now endorsed "Wm. Horsford"—I saw the prisoner again on the following Wednesday—he brought another note (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposed to give this second uttering in evidence, to show guilty knowledge, but the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion it could not be done; the latter transaction having no tendency to show</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">the guilty knowledge of the first uttering</hi>)—on 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> December I made an ap
<lb/>pointment for the prisoner to come the following day, Thursday—in the mean
<lb/>time I made inquiry, having some suspicions—he came the following day, and was given into custody by Mr. Thos. Holloway—I did not hear what passed on that occasion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you sign cheques?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—this cheque was signed by Mr. Holloway—he was not present when the first note was brought; he is never present; he is always up stairs—I went up to him—I did not say to the prisoner, "Do you know the person who sent this note,"nor did he say, "Yes, I do"—I asked him if he was Mr. Horsford, and he said, "No; I am only his clerk"—I am quite sure he made use of those words—I did not know him, nor did I then know Mr. Horsford; I do now—I never heard of a man of the name of Bassett—the prisoner did not say he was sent by Bassett; I never heard him say so—I first heard of the name of Bassett when the prisoner was going in custody to the Euston hotel—the prisoner then said he was sent by Bassett; not before—he did not tell me that Bassett lived at the same place as himself—he did not give me Bassett's address—as we were going to the Euston-hotel, he said that Bassett lived at Pitt's-place, and he said he was staying there—I will swear that the name of Horsford was mentioned in our shop; I say so without the slightest hesitation—he brought the letter sealed, and I opened it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-104" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HUTCHINS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Holloway—I first saw the prisoner on 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> December, at Mr. Holloway's shop—I asked him the object of his coming to our shop—he stated that he had seen the cashier on the day previous, and that he had brought a letter from a Mr. Horsford, of Euston hotel, Euston-square; that the cashier was perfectly aware of the contents of that letter, and he was awaiting the appointed time, which was 12 o'clock—he remained there till the cashier returned from the Bank, where I had sent him—that was about an hour and ten minutes or an hour and a quarter—I gave him the newspaper to read—on the cashier's return I told the prisoner that I should give him into custody, as I believed there was some
<lb/>thing wrong—I said, "You state to me that you have come from a Mr. Horsford, of Euston-square, is that so? I shall give you in charge"—he then stated that he had not come from Mr. Horsford—I said, "Then where have you come from?"—"Oh," he said, "from a Mr. Bassett"—I said, "It is a very strange thing you should tell me in the first place you had come from a Mr. Horsford, and now, when I tell you I shall give you in custody, you come from Mr. Bassett; pray who is Mr. Bassett?"—"Part manager of the
<hi rend="italic">Limerich Chronicle"</hi>—"Where is Mr. Bassett stopping?"—"No, 4, Pitt's-place, Drury-lane; a coffee-shop"—"Then how is it you previously stated to me that you came from Mr. Horsford, of Euston-square, and now you state you have come from Pitt's-place, this coffee-shop; here is the letter, do you know the writing?"—"Yes"—"Who wrote that letter?" (that was the first letter, of 28th November)—he said,"Well, Bassett wrote that letter"—I said Bassett was a stranger to me—he said, "Oh; he is part manager of the
<hi rend="italic">Limerick Chronicle;"</hi> as he had previously stated—I then told him I believed it was a forgery, and in the meantime one of our people was in search of a police-officer to give him into custody—I asked how long he had known Bassett—he said something like eighteen months—I said, "Have you been doing anything for Bassett?"—he said, "I have been doing little errands; little jobs for him"—I said,"Then why did not Bassett come himself?"—he replied that he had hardly a coat to his back, and that he was in such a poor state that it would not have done for him to present</p>
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<p>himself—I asked him if he had received a cheque from our cashier—he said he had—"What did you do with it?"—"I took it to Bassett"—"But why did not you take it to Horsford?"—"For the reason that Bassett is a part proprietor and manager
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> the
<hi rend="italic">Limerick Chronicle</hi>"—"Who indorsed the cheque?"—"Bassett"—"Did you see Bassett endorse the cheque?"—"Yes"—"Then what?"—"I took it to Messrs. Coutts, upon which I received the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—"What did you do with the money?"—"Took it to Bassett"—"Did Bassett receive the money of you?"—"Yes, he did" I think that was all that passed—he was given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you make any memorandum of this conversa
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, it was not necessary; I have a good memory on some points, of conversation—I did not know Bassett, and have never seen him—I know Mr. Horsford—I have been to Pitt's-place, Drury-lane—I found that a man named Bassett had been living there—I have not tried to find him; the officer made inquiries.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-105" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC BRIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 355.) I took the prisoner into custody—he gave his address 4, Pitt's-court, Drury-lane—I went there and found that was where he lived.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you find that Bassett had been living there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did—I have tried to find Bassett since, and have not been able.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-106" type="surname" value="HORSFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HORSFORD</persName> </hi>. I reside at Limerick—I am part proprietor of the
<hi rend="italic">Limerick Chronicle</hi>—Professor Holloway advertise sin
<hi rend="italic">my</hi> newspaper—the signature to this letter is not mine—it was not written by my authority—I was not at the Euston-hotel at that time—the prisoner was not a clerk of mine—I have no knowledge of him—I never received the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do I understand you to say that you never saw the prisoner before this charge was made?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I know Bassett—a person of that name was formerly proprietor
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> the
<hi rend="italic">Limerick Chronicle</hi>, and his wife still retains an interest in it—she has a son—I don't know where he resides—I have not seen him in London.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-107" type="given" value="EDWARD WILLIAM"/>EDWARD WILLIAM STANLEY</persName> </hi>. I am one of the cashiers at Messrs. Coutts bank—this cheque was presented to me for payment—I cashed it—I cannot speak to the prisoner—it was endorsed "Wm. Horsford."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of uttering.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640104-182-offence-1 t18640104-name-109"/>Dennis Hickey</persName>, and stealing 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-110" type="surname" value="HICKEY"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-110" type="given" value="DENNIS"/>DENNIS HICKEY</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer's labourer, and live at 3, George-street, St. Giles—on Thursday night, 24th December, I was at a public-house, at the corner of Pancras-street—I was by myself—the prisoner was there—I left the public-house about 11 or a quarter-past—I was not tipsy, and I was not sober; I had a drop taken—I came out of the house by myself—the prisoner followed me out, and followed me
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> the corner of Mortimer-market, the next corner to the public-house—he then tripped me, and knocked me down, and when I was down he kicked me in the hip, and my hip has been very queer since—he collared me, put his hand in my pocket, and took 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from me; there were two half-crowns, three two-shilling pieces, two shillings, and one sixpence—a constable came up and took him into custody—the prisoner was drawing his hand out of my pocket when the constable caught him—the money was safe in my pocket when I left the public-house.
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were we not drinking in the public-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never</p>
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<p>drank with you—I was not turned out of the public-house—I did not have any row, or put my fist in your face—I never spoke a word to you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-111" type="surname" value="MASON"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-111" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MASON</persName> </hi>. I am a coachman, and live 3, Market-street, Fitzroy-square—on Thursday night, 24th December, soon after 11, I was standing in Mortimer-market talking to a friend, and saw the prisoner trip the pro
<lb/>secutor up—the first time he fell I did not take any notice, I thought they were both tipsy—they came on quite opposite me—I was not more than three yards from them when I saw the prisoner trip him up again, put his left arm on to his neck, and put his hand into the prosecutor's right-hand trousers pocket, and draw it from it—they were muddling together—Hickey tried to call "Police," and could not—the prisoner then jumped up and ran away—I followed him till the police took him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I do not remember seeing the man at all; I was three parts gone.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He did not appear to be drunk; he could run very well.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-112" type="surname" value="MILLS"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-112" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MILLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 68.) On the night of 24th December, about 11 o'clock, I was on duty in Mortimer-market—as I was going by Tot
<lb/>tenham-court-road, a little boy said something to me; in consequence of which I went round Mortimer-market, and saw the prisoner with the prosecutor on the ground, with his hand in his right trousers pocket—directly he saw me he ran off—I caught him in Oldham-street—he had two half-crowns, three florins, and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in his hand—he said it was his own money, which he had drawn of his master, Mr. Walter Abathen, of 16, Gower-street—I went there, but there was no such man known.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you go to Little Gower-place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; you said 15, Gower-street—the inspector made a memorandum of the address—you were not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-182-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-182-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18640104-182-punishment-32" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18640104-182-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-182-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-182-18640104 t18640104-182-punishment-32"/>Confined Eight Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BOLAS</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18640104-183-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18640104-183-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-183-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>; Unlawfully attempting to steal a watch.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-114" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LANE</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman in Ironmonger-lane, City—on 14th December, about 6 o'clock, I was in Cheapside—the Guards were marching to the Bank, and took up part of the pavement, so that there was little room for passengers to pass along—I noticed two men before me, who obstructed in some measure my way—they came to a standstill, which ex
<lb/>cited my suspicions—I looked round, and saw the prisoner with my watch in his hand—I took hold of it with ray left hand, and of him with my right—the guard was still round my neck; the watch was not detached—I held the prisoner about three minutes, and gave him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there a crowd there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; but there are always a good number of people there—I felt nothing, but I saw this—I had this coat on; it was not buttoned—I will not swear positively, but I think my watch was in the prisoner's left hand—his hand was shut—I only saw part of the watch and my chain going to his hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-115" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EAMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 465.) On 14th December, about 6 o'clock in the evening, I saw a crowd in Cheapside, and found the prisoner in Mr. Lane's hands, who gave him in charge for stealing his watch—I took him to the station, searched him, and found a penny on him—he gave a false address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-183-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-183-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18640104-183-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-183-18640104 t18640104-183-punishment-33"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS ATTWOOD</hi> (29)</persName>, was indicted
<rs id="t18640104-184-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18640104-184-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-117" type="surname" value="ABLICE"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-117" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ABLICE</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, carrying on business in Oak-place, Battersea, and am one of the agents for the sale of Messrs. Dakin's tea—the prisoner was in the habit of bringing tea to me from them—on 18th Sep
<lb/>tember, I owed Messrs. Dakin 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which either I or my wife paid to the prisoner on that day—here is his receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) signed in the prisoner's name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-118" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MITSON</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of 28, Stamford-street, Blackfriars-road, and am one of the agents for the sale of Messrs. Dakin's tea—the prisoner brought goods to me—on 5th October, I paid the prisoner 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which I owed Messrs. Dakin—here is his receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-119" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER HADDON</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Burnard, a licensed victualler, of Westminster-bridge-road—he is a customer of Messrs. Dakin, and owed them 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. which I saw him pay to the prisoner on 25th September, and saw the prisoner write this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-120" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BARWELL</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the van department of Alfred Waterhouse, who carries on business in the name of Dakin—the prisoner was in his employment for four years—his duties were to start of a morning with a way-bill of the goods, to deliver them, and receive money, which he was to pay on the following morning—a way-bill is delivered to him with the names of the customers—it was his duty to pay me the money he received from agents, but not what he received on the way-bill—these receipts are in his writing—he has not paid me these moneys—I produce the way-bill of 26th September, 1863; there is no entry in it of 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, received from Burnard—it would be the prisoner's duty to enter it on the back of this way-bill.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> From what class of customers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> All way-bill customers are already on the way-bill; it contains the names and the amount due—the money received from persons, whose names do not appear on the way-bill, account customers, is entered on the way-bill at the bottom of the amount, after the total—all those on the face of the way-bill pay on delivery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is not Burnard's name on the way
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> His goods are, but he has an account with the firm—the agents have nothing to do with the way-bill; ready-money customers have, but not credit customers—here is "account" against Mr. Burnard's name, he had an account that day—a statement is sent out to credit customers whenever they wish to pay, once a quarter, or whatever it may be—the person who takes it out is the person who collects the money—the prisoner had authority to receive credit accounts when they were offered to him—these goods mentioned in the way-bill went into Burnard's account that day, but not into this account—the 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> was the day the account was paid, and it ought to have appeared on the back of this way-bill—the clerk Hackett makes out the way-bill, and Rolfe, the ledger clerk, makes out the bill—neither of them are here—the prisoner, when he returns, has not to account to me on the way-bill, only for the agents—I should pay in the way-bill the following morning, and he would pay the money at the earliest opportunity—perhaps I should not see him till the following morning, and then he would hand it over to me—I might possibly see him in the evening; he was to give it me at the earliest opportunity—each van man retains the sum of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in his hands to work the van with, but the agent's money had nothing to do with that—he had not to balance once in three months for the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he kept</p>
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<p>in hand; he only had to show bad debts every three months, and part of them were deducted from his salary—he was allowed latterly 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, from which was deducted 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week to make up for bad debts or accidents; and if at the settlement at the end of three months, any bad debts or accidents appeared, half of it was taken out of that fund—supposing it amounted to 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., he would lose 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; if to 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., he would lose 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the firm loses half, and he loses half, which comes out of the fund of 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—with that 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he had to keep his own "owings;" if he had 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out upon any bill, he had that 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., so that he should pay the whole amount in—the contents of the way-bill were debited to him, and he was obliged to pay them, whether he got them or not—that is what I call working the van—the amount that he did not receive was paid in out of the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—if his customers took any credit, they would pay him, and he would show the amount he received in the book—they were charged in the book to his debit—he was not required to pay interest on that amount—if he took the goods out in the van and received the money at the time, he would not deduct discount from the customers' accounts; only for agents, and they have nothing whatever to do with the way-bill—if he received 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for an account, which had previously been 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., he would not have to pay in 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., only the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—no van man has ever been charged with interest in that way—no claim is made
<hi rend="italic">on</hi> the men for interest, if they do not pay in money on Saturday, nothing of the kind, under any circumstances—the prisoner left on 10th October—I did not ask him about the amount he had received from agents, nor did he say that he could not pay me the whole amount, as the prosecutor had not paid him his wages—I saw his wages paid to him—I did not see them paid; Mr. Miller was the person to pay them—I do not remember the prisoner saying anything about his wages not having been paid—I do not remember his coming to me on the 17th, he having left on the 10th, and asking me if I would settle with him, and receive the amounts he had in hand, or that I saw him at all—I did not say to him, "No, I have entered it as owing by you, and it must be paid by your sureties"—I never in any instance remember his coming to me and offering to pay me money—he did not come to me in the office on that day—I have seen him several times, he came one Saturday night to see the principal; that was, I think, the Saturday fortnight after he left—he saw me—he did not tell me that he wanted to settle, and offer to pay over the money to me—I did not take him over the books and have a settlement with him when he left—a bond is entered into by each man, with two sureties, to make good any deficiencies—I will swear I made no such remark as that it must be paid by his sureties—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is an extract I have made, and here is the book for the agents—this extract is several small amounts which he is short—I have entered them to him—goods which go out to agents are entered not to him, but against me; I give them to him to deliver, but make no entry of having given them to him—I have to pay in all agents' moneys—wherever the agents may be, they are given out in the morning—I am not responsible for them; they are entered in that book, and I have the collection of them—I am not responsible in the same way as the prisoner is for the goods on the way-bill—the prisoner is not made responsible for the agents' goods, he is for the customers'—he has the different goods in the same van, customers' and agents'—these initials in the book are my voucher from the clerk—the only entry is made in that book—the prisoner receives no voucher from me; if he pays money to me it is entered in this book—these sums are entered when he goes out,</p>
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<p>and before he pays them—when I receive the money I put it down on a slip of paper, which is afterwards destroyed at the end of the week—I know that the prisoner has not paid it to me, because I do not find that I have paid it over to the other clerk—the amounts are not paid to the other clerk, and therefore I infer that the prisoner has not paid them to me—I may have some of the slips in my pocket now (
<hi rend="italic">Looking for them</hi>)—I made out this slip of the prisoner's differences from this book; there are three items—the prisoner met me two or three times after he left, at a coffee-shop; he told me that he would come to the firm and see the principal—I told him I should be glad when the accounts were settled, and he gave me a list of goods which he had out—I have not got that list; I worked them off the list, and got the money for them—the prisoner did not go round with me in the van and introduce me to the customers after he left—I went round with him in the van before he left—I believe he did ride with me one day after he left, I met him at Vauxhall—he did not wish me to settle with the customers who I did not previously know—some time after he left, he told me that he had obtained another situation with Fender and Co., a tea-establishment in Wandsworth-road—I went there with a detective three weeks or a month after he told me, and we saw him in the shop, and gave him in custody—during those three or four weeks I found out that he was endeavouring to get some of the customers away—that was not the reason I gave him in custody—I did not do so before, because I was going through his accounts—I took to his journey on 12th, but he having left on the 10th, it was impossible to find out the deficiency then—I do not know that I found out any portion of it that day; I found out small amounts at the time—it took me three weeks or a-month to find out the rest—some of these are weekly customers, some fortnightly, and some monthly—he has been trying to get away customers ever since he left, but I have not been trying to get up a case against him ever since he left—I did not give him in custody at once—I am not a principal; I was a van man a short time ago, and was put over the prisoner's head—I am aware that he was trying for the situation which I now fill.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you promoted for your good conduct and honesty?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Exactly so—I saw him every day between 18th September and 10th October, except Sundays, on any of which days he could have paid in the amount; and the same from October 5th—it was his duty to pay me those sums the first time he saw me, and also to enter them on the way-bill under the total amount.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Why is it put under the total?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because they have an account with the firm, and the rest are weekly customers; it is to distinguish them—there are ready-money and account customers, and some
<lb/>times an account would be left for a week.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who makes the entry in the books of the names and amounts?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mr. Rolfe—it is then handed to me—they are all entered on Saturday, to leave on Saturday morning, and they enter all the goods of the week—it is handed back to me with all the names of customers to whom goods have been sent, and the amounts due—it is the prisoner's duty to receive such moneys if they are offered to him, and then to pay me—the proper person in the establishment then initials the sums, which is his discharge—if an item is disputed, and I find it is not initialed, that would be conclusive to me that I have not paid it over to the clerk, and then I say that I have not received it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-121" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-121" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Messrs. Dakin—we grant private</p>
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<p>customers a quarterly account—when the prisoner received it, it was his duty to credit the person at the bottom of the way-bill, and pay the amount to me—he has never paid me 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. received from Mr. Burnard—the name of Burnard is not mentioned in the way-bill—if the money is not handed over to me or the name entered on the back of the way-bill the firm has no means of knowing that it has been paid—I saw the prisoner on 26th and 27th October, and I was away after the 28th for three weeks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who gives out the goods to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> One of the counter men—he is not here—Barker, a clerk, makes out the bill for him to take—he is not here—when the prisoner leaves goods he leaves the invoice for them at the same time—those are to be paid at the end of three months, and at the end of three months a statement is made out by Mr. Rolfe—he is not here—he does not give it to the prisoner, it is sent by post, but the prisoner is in the habit of calling weekly, and Mr. Smith might say, "Here is a bill of yours, I will pay you"—he does not receive any list of arrears which he is to collect—if they are in arrear, it is put into other hands to collect—when a man takes to a van there are certain amounts on the way
<lb/>bill which we consider equal to cash, and we advance him to the amount of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash; if the bill amounted to 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. we should advance him 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that was not each time he went out, only on the first onset—when he has the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he must pay cash on the following morning for all the goods he takes out—if he gives credit it is at his own risk—if he pays cash to the amount of 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. we do not make up the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. again; he has got to the end of his tether then, and would be discharged—if, when he comes home, he has the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cash, he has not to pay us both; he is always to keep the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in hand—he must pay in the whole amount that is on the way-bill.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He pays in the amount, and next morning he receives perhaps 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., that would make 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., then he would have to account for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he has to pay in the cash items on the way-bill each time he returns—he would not have to account for the cash difference—we leave the money in his hands as a cover for himself—we always leave a fixed sum in his hands—it is an insurance fund—there is a way-bill every day—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the way-bill for the next day—besides this insurance fund there are two sureties in 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each, who enter into a bond for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—we also deduct 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week from the wages; that forms a deposit account for the half of bad debts or accidents—we have three funds to fall back upon—the 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week has nothing to do with accidents—the bond is for surety in case he should be in arrears—I have not seen him since he left on 10th October—he did not ask me for a statement of his accounts before he left, nor did I ask him for it—I did not see him from 27th August till 25th September—I was away the whole of that time—he ought to have accounted to me on 25th September—Mr. Rolfe, the ledger keeper, did my duties in my absence—any account of 20th September belongs to Mr. Rolfe—he is not here—I was not there on the 25th—I was there on Friday and Saturday, the 26th and 27th—the money was always paid to me in the morning—the running account of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is only settled up when a man leaves, he then has to account for exactly what he receives.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It is only to put him in funds to pay ready money for what he does not get ready money for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the way-bills are filed in the office, and he has access to them to see who did not pay—I suppose that those who are left have not paid.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many van men are there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Twenty-six con
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<p>with the vans—Mr. Dakin has between ninety and a hundred men in his employment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there a Mr. Errington in your establishment?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the head accountant—the prisoner hands him the money tied up in the way-bill, and Mr. Errington hands it to me—I do not communicate with the prisoner in the morning—I put the amount received at the bottom of the way-bill and enter so much cash in the cash-book—the amount is transferred to the ledger-clerk who copies it from the way-bill—he is not here, nor is the ledger here—I receive all moneys, and the ledger clerk has the way-bill handed over to him—the firm grant the amount of 501
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the prisoner is not responsible for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-122" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT PACKMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant</hi>). I took the prisoner on 11th Decem
<lb/>ber—I told him I was a police-officer, and he must consider himself in custody on a charge of embezzling these three sums—he said, "Very well"—I took him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose your instructions were immediately before you took him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; by Mr. Lewis, the attorney.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>:—</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640104-185-offence-1 t18640104-name-125"/>Stephen Wood</persName>, the master of Lea,</rs> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-185-18640104 t18640104-185-punishment-34"/>Confined Two Months, and Three Years' in a Reformatory.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-185-18640104 t18640104-185-punishment-35"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs> </hi>; and</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS BENNETT</hi> (20)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640104-186-offence-1 t18640104-name-127"/>John Wall</persName>, with intent to rob him.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18640104-186-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Martin.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN DYER</hi> (34)</persName>, was indicted
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<lb/>ing A promissory note for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BRIDGMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-129" type="surname" value="CAULDWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-129" type="given" value="JOB"/>JOB CAULDWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a bookseller of 355, Strand, and sole representa
<lb/>tive of the Temperance Loan Society there—I carry on business there, but do not live there—I have known the prisoner about four years—he has on various occasions borrowed money of me—about 28th January last year the prisoner came for a loan of 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I gave him this proposal paper (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) to fill up—he said he had come from Thomas West to borrow the money for him, and mentioned the name of William Moore as his surety—he took the proposal-paper away—he partly filled it up there, leaving the spaces for the persons to sign their names—I gave him the note of hand with it, pasted on it—(
<hi rend="italic">The proposal being read, was for a loan of 6 l., for Thomas West, higgler, of Watford, recommended by John Dyer, surety J. Moore, of Aldenham Grove Lodge, housekeeper</hi>)—the note of hand was written by me, leaving blanks for the names to be filled up by West and Moore—the prisoner afterwards returned with it filled up (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>:"355, Strand, January 28th, 1863. On demand, we jointly and severally promise to pay to Job Cauldwell, or order the sum of 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., value received. The mark of Thomas West X, William Moore, witnessed by J. Dyer")—I generally get some one to make inquiries as to the respectability of the persons who are about to borrow money, but having known the prisoner so long, I was satisfied with his</p>
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<p>statement—from circumstances which occurred, I wrote to Mr. West—I posted the letter; it was returned—I have not got it with me—I wrote to the address that he gave on the paper—I afterwards wrote to Mr. Moore—that letter was returned—I have it here—I then went down and made inquiries—I found no place called Aldenham Grove Lodge—I went to the post-office; they did not know a Mr. William Moore—I made considerable inquiries about the matter there—I found no Mr. Moore residing there, nor any Thomas West—I know the prisoner's handwriting—the signature of "Thomas West, his mark," to the promissory note, I have no doubt is the prisoner's writing—the signature of William Moore I do not know—the "witnessed, J. Dyer" in the corner, is the prisoner's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I see you describe yourself as the manager of the Temperance Loan Office, is that your true description?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I purchased the society some time ago—I manage the whole of it—at the present moment I am the loan society—I cannot exactly say how long I have been the sole manager of it; somewhere between two and three years—for the last two or three years I have been the sole manager of the society—before that, it was managed by some one else—William Horsall managed it before I had anything to do with it—he lived at Blackheath—he has left now, and has gone to Africa—he left about three years ago—he was in the society several years—he went to Africa a few weeks ago—I cannot give you the names of any one else connected with the society—I had nothing to do with it previous to that—I purchased up the shares of Horsall—I bought them of him alone—he was not the sole representative of the society at that time; there were several more, about whom I cannot give any information—he bought up all the shares of the others and I bought them of him—I know nothing about the others, because I was not in London at the time—Horsall is the only person I can speak of—the first time I saw this promissory note after I had given it to the prisoner to get signed was when he brought it back—I looked at it—he signed it for the man to make his mark to—I knew that when he brought it—the prisoner has been employed by me during the last three years as an agent to bring proposals—I employed him both to bring the proposals, and to inquire as to the respectability of the parties—he has not brought me a hundred in the last three years—perhaps there might have been fifty or there might not—in all instances there was a proposal similar to this—the loan was always recommended by somebody—the filling up of the proposal is done at my office, except the names, which the parties were to put in their own handwriting, of course—I paid him half the inquiry fee for his trouble—that would be according to the amount—for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. it would be 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—for that he was to make all the inquiries, and to satisfy me of the solvency of the parties—I knew he was a printer by trade—I be
<lb/>lieved him to be a man of good character—31
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid off this loan by the prisoner—he lived at Watford—he used to remit me the money for the convenience of the parties—this is the book in which the account was kept—there is no entry here of the 31
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. because this book was lost at the time—it was sent to him afterwards through the post-office—the 31
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is entered in my book—I generally paid the money to the parties who wanted it, when a loan was granted; in this instance I paid it to the prisoner, as near as I can remember, on the 30th or 31st of January—there was some one in the office at the time I paid it—there always is some one there—there is no one here to-day—they would not know what was done, because their backs would be to me—I did not call attention to it—when persons borrow money they do not generally call attention to it—my clerk's back was turned at the time I paid</p>
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<p>the prisoner—I made an entry of having so paid him at the time—this is my book—the entry was made by myself at the time—I have paid money to Dyer in two instances—I remember two distinctly—I can't say positively I only paid him in two—I can find those entries in the book—these are they (
<hi rend="italic">pointing them out</hi>)—I entered these at the time I paid them—I gave a man named Hedges, of Watford, a loan—I paid him in person—I think I remember his coming—that was one of Dyer's recommendations—a man named Pegg was the second—I first looked at my book to see if I had paid Dyer when the letter to West was returned—that was some time in May—I destroyed that letter—the other one I left on my desk—I don't know why I did not put West's there—I cannot find it, and I think I destroyed it—I think it was in April that I went down to Watford—I told Dyer I could not make it out, that I could not find out West—I did not say I was afraid he had been hoaxed, nor anything like that—I said that I had been to the post-office and could not find West and I was afraid there was something wrong—he said the man had removed—I went down again in July—I did not give him in charge then—I did the first time I could find him after that—I don't know that he was at Watford working at his trade and living there; I could not find him there—I made diligent inquiries and could not find him—I have not lent him any money since this loan of 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I sold him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of things, and took a bill for the amount—I have it here—it is dated 15th July; that was after I had found West had disappeared—when I made inquiries for West, Dyer assured me it was all right, that he lived away somewhere else, and came there to market every Tuesday—I was satisfied with that; that was at the same time I took this note—I applied for a warrant against Dyer—an action was brought against me by a man named Sharp—I don't know when it was commenced it might have been in September last—it was somewhere about that time—my solicitor could tell you; I don't know—I don't know what the action was for—I don't know that Dyer was the principal witness against me in that action—when the writ came to me, I did not know who it was from—I have since made inquiry—I don't now know what the action was for—I believe it was for taking some goods from Watford—I have not seen the declaration—my attorney said he would see to it, I was to make myself quite easy, it was an attempt to extort money—I don't know whether Dyer had anything to do with it—I suspect he had, but his name did not appear in any way—I have not seen him to speak to him about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> With respect to his per centage, you say he had 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I don't know whether the borrower pays him anything—on 16th April he paid me something on account of the loan—that was when I saw him at Watford—I have a memorandum of it in the book; it was 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-130" type="given" value="GEORGE BECKWITH"/>GEORGE BECKWITH BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am a constable of the Hertfordshire constab
<lb/>ulary—I have been stationed at Watford and the neighbourhood for upwards of twenty years—I do not know any such person as Thomas West, of High-street, Watford—there never was such a person within the last twenty years—there is no such place as Aldenham Grove Lodge—there is a Mr. Wood of Woodside Lodge, and there is Hedge Grove Lodge, Aldenham—Mary Ann Nicholls lives there—there is also an Aldenham Lodge, the Rev. J. F. Mason lives there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you say there is a Grove Lodge, Aldenham?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There is a Hedge Grove Lodge and Aldenham Lodge, but no Aldenham Grove Lodge—Hedge Grove is about three miles from Watford—there is a James West living in High-street. Watford—I have seen the prisoner at</p>
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<p>Watford—he left about three months ago—I saw him there overnight, and in the morning the house was closed—I cannot tell you the date—I was not applied to to look after him, so I took no notice.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-131" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WEST</persName> </hi>. I am a shop keeper of High-street, Watford, and have lived there upwards of fifty-five years—I know no one of the name of Thomas West in High-street, Watford, and never did, or in Watford at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe you knew the prisoner there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think I have spoken to him once—there is no other West at Watford besides myself and my son—I never knew but one other, and that was John West of the "Chequers," and he has left Watford about twelve years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi></p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-187-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA WATERFIELD</hi> (44)</persName>, was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640104-188-offence-1 t18640104-name-133"/>Alfred Thomas Waterfield</persName>; she was also charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-134" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA WOOTTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 56, Poland-street—I know the prisoner and her husband—they lived at 1, Union-street, Marylebone—I was there on 23d November—they had some angry words, and I saw them exchange blows in the parlour—the prisoner then ran into the shop—there is a door leading from the shop into the parlour—the prisoner pulled the door to after her—it came open, and I then ran out into the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe you had known these persons some time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not know so much about Mr. Water-field—he was not sober at this time—they had words about some books—Mr. Waterfield struck the prisoner first on the head, and then the blows were exchanged—on her part they were merely the blows that a woman would be able to give with her open hand, and partly in fighting him off—she then escaped through the door into the shop, and pulled the door to, and held it to prevent his following her—he was trying to open it—it came open—I have seen the door since—there is a brass hook on the inside where the deceased was pulling—I did not see the deceased after that night—there was a gas-light in the parlour; that was not turned out—there was a gas
<lb/>light in the shop—that was being turned off as I passed through the shop—I can't say for a certainty who turned it off—it was not relighted while I was there—the gas in the sitting-room was not put out; it was lighted while I was there—this was between 7 and 8 in the evening—I had not visited them very often—I have heard that they lived very unhappily together when he was drunk—the door opened suddenly when the prisoner let go of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMASBOYCE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 55). On the evening of 23d November, I was on duty in Union-street—I heard a disturbance inside No. 1, and saw the prisoner and her daughter come running into the street—the prisoner had something in her hand, and was leaning on it—I could not see what it was; her dress hid it from me—she stood outside the door for a few minutes—she then ran into the shop—Mr. Waterfield was coming out from the parlour—the prisoner took up some heavy instrument, I believe the same she had in her hand, and struck Mr. Waterfield on the top of the head; some one or two minutes then elapsed, when the deceased came running out into the street, and shouted "Police!"—I stepped over the road to him, and he said, "Policeman, my wife has struck me on the head"—she was in the shop at the time—she could hear what was said—the blood was running profusely down his forehead and face—I took the deceased into the shop to</p>
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<p>see if I had better take him to any doctor, or to the hospital—when I came back the prisoner had disappeared, and I did not see any more of her till the day of the inquest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you not know that she went to the hospital to see her husband?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I saw her there once—the shop they kept was a second-hand clothing shop, or broker's—this occurred about half-past 7 or 8 o'clock—there was a good light in the shop—I believe the gas was alight: I could not swear it—I could see plainly—I am sure it was alight in the parlour, because I took him in to look at his wound—the street-door was open—I did not see the prisoner holding the parlour-door while the deceased was trying to pull it open—I saw her go into the shop—the shop-door remained open.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Look at those sticks (
<hi rend="italic">several were produced.</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was not this, or that; I believe it to be this long piece of iron—after the blow was struck on the forehead, it struck on to the counter, and had a very dead sound with it—I could not swear it was this, but it had more of that appearance than the others.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-135" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN CHAPPELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 36). I searched the house and shop, 1, Union-street, Marylebone, and found there these things that I have produced—this stick was in the shop; the short piece was in the parlour—this bar was in the shop, and so was the long arm, behind some furniture—it is a thing for reaching down clothes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there any other bar there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; these were the only instruments that I could find—I brought away all I could find.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640104-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640104-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-136" type="surname" value="STAPLES"/>
<interp inst="t18640104-name-136" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAPLES</persName> </hi>. I live at 55, Union-street—I knew the deceased and the prisoner—I saw them on Monday, 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. November, several times during the day—I saw them about 8 in the evening—I was standing at my shop-door, and heard them quarrelling in the street—I then saw them go into their shop—I heard them quarrelling for some time—presently a policeman came by, and we were talking about them when I heard a dull heavy sound, and about two minutes afterwards I saw Mr. Waterfield come out of his shop calling "Police"—the policeman went up to him—I saw blood on him—a Mr. Kettle, a neighbour, was there—I went into the shop; I did not see any other person in the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you known these persons some time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; since they have resided there—I live directly opposite—the deceased was frequently in the habit of getting drunk—I have frequently seen him strike the prisoner, and throw things at her: it was a common occurrence on both sides, he striking and throwing things at her, and she resisting—I might have seen her the worse for liquor, but never like her husband—I saw him when he came back from the hospital that night—he was drinking again in a public-house—I saw him on the Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, he was drinking again—he went to the hospital again on the Wednesday—I am told the prisoner went to visit him there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-137" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KETTLE</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Union-street—on 23d November, about 8 in the evening, I was passing 1, Union-street, and hearing a disturbance I went inside; Mr. and Mrs. Waterfield were having words, one on one side of the counter, and one on the other, when the prisoner turned round and struck Mr. Waterfield with what I should call a stick; it was black—it corre
<lb/>sponded with the long arm produced—he bled as soon as he was struck—he then returned into the parlour, and I with him, and sat down on a chair—the blood flowed freely from the wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was he taken to the hospital in a cab?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No;</p>
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<p>he walked there—the gas was out in the shop at this time, but alight in the parlour—he had been drinking—I should say he was in the act of pursuing Mrs. Waterfield—whatever she struck him with she held in one hand—she was on one side of the counter, and he on the other.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-138" type="given" value="CHARLES EDWARD HERON"/>CHARLES EDWARD HERON ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I am a dresser at the Middlesex Hospital—the deceased came there on 23d November, about five minutes past 8 in the evening—he had a superficial lacerated wound of the fore
<lb/>head, not severe—it was about two inches long—it was made by some sharp-pointed instrument—it was more of a tear than a cut—I dressed the wound, and he left—I saw him on the Wednesday morning afterwards when he was in the ward—I did not see him brought in—I saw him after his death—he died on 1st December, of erysipelas, the result of the wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose with his habits erysipelas was almost a natural result of that wound?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was a superficial wound—I saw the door with the hook on it at the inquest—the wound might have been produced by his falling against the hook on the door.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640104-189-offence-1 t18640104-name-140"/>Dinah Grogan</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELMES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>,</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-190-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-190-18640104 t18640104-190-punishment-38"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD DILLER</hi> (22)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640104-191-offence-1 t18640104-name-144"/>Mary Caroline Gardner</persName>, a girl between ten and twelve years of age.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-191-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-191-18640104 t18640104-191-punishment-39"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Mellor.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENOAK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-147" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE MCCARTHY</persName> </hi>. I am the widow of John McCarthy—on Tuesday evening, 8th December, I had been out on my walk—I went home between 5 and 6, went into my own room, and Patrick McConvey and John Daley were there—they said they should go and have tea, and went down stairs into Mrs. Keefe's room instead of going home to tea—she lives on the first floor back, and I on the second floor front—my husband was in my room, and I made tea for him and my children and myself—I gave him a cup of tea, which nearly dropped from him—he had a drop taken, but I could not tell how much, as he had been out all day—he said that he wanted to go after Patrick McConvey, but I would not let him—he then told me he wanted to go down stairs—I did not prevent him, for I thought he wanted to go to some private place—I sat down to have my tea, and took my baby in my arms—I heard violent screams down stairs, turned the baby away, and went down with a poker, which I laid down on the landing—I Opened the prisoner's door, which was open before, went in, and saw John Daley holding my hus
<lb/>band by the shoulder, in the middle of the floor—I rescued him—I drew him as far as the door, and Daley shoved him—the prisoner then ran</p>
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<p>violently to the fire-place, took the tongs, brought them down to the door, and hit my husband with them on the forehead—the one blow made two wounds, and the blood spouted out of his face and the side of his head—she looked sober to me—I took in the poker, which was outside the door, and contrived to get him out at the same time—when he got outside the door he dropped his head; he was not able to hold it up—that was after the blow—I said, "John, you are
<hi rend="italic">hurted</hi>"—he made no answer—I took him up stairs, got some luke-warm water, and washed his head at well as I could, and the prisoner got a constable, and me and my husband went to the station-house—I do not known how my husband contrived to get there—John Daley and Patrick McConvey were with him—he was at the Police-court two hours, and we were bailed out—we went next day to the Court-house—my husband was let go free, and I was fined 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for striking the prisoner's sister, in the defence of my husband—I had struck her with the poker, as she had my husband by the collar of his coat—I mean the prisoner's sister; not the prisoner—I am sure it was the prisoner who struck my husband with the tongs, and not her sister—my husband went home with me from the Police-court—I then went out, milked the cows, and did the walk, and when I came back he was screaming violently on the bed—I put a bread and water poultice to the wounds—I went next day to the work-house for a doctor, but he did not come back—I went two or three times, and then had to go and gather up half a crown to pay a doctor, who came about 11 o'clock, and gave me some lotion and some medicine for him, and I did according to his orders—the doctor attended him till the Monday, when he went into the workhouse—that was the fifth day—he got out of his mind about 12 o'clock at night, and I was obliged to put him into the workhouse, as I was not able to keep him in the house—on the next day, Tuesday, between 8 and 9 o'clock, I got an account of his death.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you heard screams did you go down and protect him with a poker?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not intend to do any harm, but she is very handy at raising a candlestick at other people's heads—I did not see her lying on the floor when I went into the room—I did not strike the prisoner's sister till the prisoner struck my husband—I then rose the poker in defence of my husband—my husband was so drunk that he could not hold the tea-cup—I had not been drinking—I had been out from 1 till 6, doing my work—I did not send for another gallon of beer after my husband was bailed out, and if it was sent for, I did not see him drink any beer that night—after the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> was over, and we came back from the station-house, there was a drop of beer sent for—I cannot tell how much, but my husband did not drink that night that I saw—I saw a drop of beer in the room, but cannot say how much, or who brought it, as my baby was screaming.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite certain that it was Mrs. Keefe, and not her sister, who struck your husband?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was Ellen Keefe—she was not striking at me, but at my husband—her sister had hold of my husband's collar—I was at that time partly inside the door pulling him out—I am quite sure she did not strike at me; it was my husband she made the aim at, and struck him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-148" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK MCCONVEY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 16, Fulwood's-rents—on Tues
<lb/>day night, 8th December, I was in the prisoner's room—she was sitting down with a child in her arms, when McCarthy came in, and said to her, "Shut your b——y noise"—the prisoner told him to go out—he said he would not before she sent for a policeman to send him out—so then she put the baby</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you been in the room the whole time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I had been drinking with McCarthy—I was quite sober; sober enough to know what I was doing—I did not see a poker in Mrs. McCarthy's hand—if she had it, I need not have seen it, for I was sitting at the end of the table—I did not see Honora Brown; the prisoner's sister—I did not see McCarthy knock the prisoner down after he struck her, or kick her when she was on the ground—I will not undertake to say he did not—when the blow was struck, Mrs. McCarthy was at the door pulling her husband out—she was not outside the door; she was inside the room—I cannot tell how far—I was sitting still at the end of the table—Honora Brown was standing on the floor—I recollect McCarthy coming back after he had been bailed out—John Daley brought a gallon of beer in, and I had a little of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the deceased drink of it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Well, I think he took a little of it—I did not count how many there were in the room to drink it—I had not been drinking the whole of the night before; I had the first part of the night, up to about 12 o'clock—I do not know whether McCarthy had been up drinking the whole night—I did not see him—I was not up most part of the night drinking—I was up till 12 o'clock—I am never up later than 12—I get up in the morning from 5 to 6.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-149" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DALEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Fulwood's-rents—I know the deceased John McCarthy—on Tuesday evening, 8th December, I was in McCarthy's room, and I went from there to the prisoner's room—McCarthy came in when Mrs. Keefe was sitting by the fire, and said, "Hold your noise"—she told him to go outside the door; she did not want him in—he told her she should send for a policeman to send him out, and she went to the fire and got hold of the tongs—when he saw the tongs in her hand he
<hi rend="italic">made in</hi> and caught her, and they both fell on the floor together, and when she rose up she had got a mark on her forehead—I caught him, and put him outside the door—he had nothing in his hand when he and she fell on the floor—his wife came and caught him by the collar of his waistcoat, and when we had got hold of him, the prisoner struck him over my shoulder a good heavy stroke on the head with the tongs—she was in a great passion—she had fallen down with him—he got two cuts on his forehead, and the blood spouted out on my face—Mrs. McCarthy had no poker in her hand—she had one outside the door, and she went outside for it, and struck the prisoner's sister with it, who was quite close to the door at the time, holding John McCarthy by the collar of the waistcoat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When Mr. McCarthy came into the room was the prisoner suckling her child?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; she would not suckle it at that time; she had it in her arms singing to it—I heard McCarthy say, "Hold your b—y
<hi rend="italic">row"</hi>—he said that she had insulted him that day in Court, and I was with her at the time—after she told him to leave the room, she took up the tongs directly—she did not shove him first—she fell with the tongs in her hand—I mean that she took hold of the tongs before she fell on the floor—I did not see him strike her or kick her—he was uppermost—they were not two minutes on the ground—she screamed, and on that Mrs. McCarthy came into the room—she had not a poker in hand then—the</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENOAK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Mrs. McCarthy strike the prisoner's sister before or after she struck her husband?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> After—there was about three minutes between her getting up from the floor and her striking the deceased.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-150" type="given" value="HONORA"/>HONORA BROWN</persName> </hi>. I lived at 8, Fulwood's-rents at this time—I am single, and am the prisoner's sister—I was in her apartments on Sunday night, 8th December, when Mr. McCarthy came into the room—my sister said, "Who sent for you?"—he made no answer, and she asked him to go out—he said he would not before she fetched a policeman to send him out, and then he said, "I will not go out before I give you such a b——
<hi rend="italic">clip</hi> as you never had before in your life"—my sister got up, put the baby down on the floor, and in the act of putting it down, he threw her towards the fireplace, and she fell on the fender—she is married; her husband was not there—he is a labourer—before she had time to recover herself, he kicked her on the temple, and after she recovered herself, Daley pulled the man back, and then the children began screaming—I went to pick up the children, lest they should fall over them, and while I was doing so, Mrs. McCarthy came in and struck me on the head with a poker—the blood got into my eyes, and I could not see afterwards until such time as we went to give him in charge—I cannot say what further happened, I could hear, but could not see—Mrs. McCarthy brought the poker into the room with her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many children has your sister?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Four—they were all in the room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure, before your eyes were blinded by the blood, that Mrs. McCarthy came in and struck you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was after she struck me that I turned round and saw my sister with the tongs in her hand, but I could not see what she did—the blood in my eyes came from my own wound, and my sister washed it out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640104-name-151" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MORTON</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon to the Holborn Union Workhouse—on Monday evening, 14th December, between 7 and 8 o'clock, I was sent for to see the deceased, who had just been admitted into the workhouse—he was quite delirious, his head was very much swoollen, and both eyes closed—he had a wound over the left eye on the forehead—I prescribed for him, but he got rapidly worse, and died between 5 and 6 on Tuesday morning—I made a post-mortem examination, and in my judgment he died from erysipelas of the head, produced from the wound on the eye, and from another wound on the side of the head—the scalp was very much bruised.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Does erysipelas very frequently arise from wounds of that sort?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, if not carefully attended—the wounds were not very ex
<lb/>tensive; they were such as a pair of tongs would make, but the erysipelas was the cause of death—if he bad been attended to immediately, his life might possibly have been saved—he had also disease of the lungs, and of the kidneys, both of which would make the erysipelas more likely to be fatal—drink would be likely to make the erysipelas worse—his drinking before he received the injury would render him more likely to have erysipelas from the wounds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> And I suppose to a greater extent if he drank after
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—walking through the streets with a wound like that would not have a tendency to produce erysipelas, but exposure to cold would.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the cause of death erysipelas from the wound?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—not from the lungs or kidneys; but that produced a weakened frame.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRANTHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi> December, the premises were locked up about a quarter or twenty minutes past 8—I took the keys up stairs myself—at 8 o'clock next morning, the servant came up and knocked at my bed room door, and said, "The shop-door is open"—I jumped out of bed and ran down stairs—I found the door-post had been cut away, soap had been placed there to deaden the noise, and the bolts of the locks had been forced back—I missed twenty-seven odd boots, fifteen pairs of spring and lace boots; three or four pairs of Wellington boots, four dozen fronts for Wellington boots, and a quantity of leather and kangaroo skins—I have since seen portions of those things produced by police-constable Ackrill and others—I have identified that property as mine; they have my name at the bottom.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HILL</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What distance were you from these men when you saw them first?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Just across the road, about eight or nine yards; I was on one side of the street, and they the other—I examined the back part of Thompson's house—there is not a very high wall there; it is a very low wall, leading to the backs of the houses in Charles-street—I know the people who live in that house, but not their names—knowing Thompson, I waited for assistance—I knew they would go into his room—I had them in sight about five minutes; I saw them coming down Charles-street, and I got back in a doorway out of sight—the house they entered was only just across the road from where I was, it is very narrow there—there were some children playing about—there was no vehicle of any sort passing while I was watching—I swear that—at the time I found the boots in the room, I took Thompson's woman into custody for unlawful possession—I have not taken any man besides the prisoners—there was only one woman taken up—Shore apprehended Hill—it was a very clear day on 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> December, not the least foggy, that I noticed—there may have been a woman and a man or two in the street—I was paying attention to the prisoners—Hill had the sack over his left shoulder, and his hand up to it—he turned round the corner to the left with his right hand to the kerb-stone, and when he turned out of Charles-street, his right hand was still to the kerb-stone—there was not one constable about, or I should have entered directly—I swear that I only took one woman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Thompson. Q.</hi> When you entered the house, how many women were there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only your woman—I met Julia Starling in the house—I did not take her down to Bow-street—I told the Magistrate that this woman lived in the house with you, and that I had found the boots in her room—I know you live with her, because I have seen you there when I have come in to search the room—I have been by myself when you have been there—Shore went with me on one occasion when you were in the house.</p>