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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, February 29th, 1864, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM LAWRENCE, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FRY CHANNELL</hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer;
<hi rend="smallCaps">DAVID SALOMONS</hi>, Esq., M.P.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ANDERSON ROSE</hi>, Esq., M.P.; Aldermen of the City of London,
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Esq., Q.C., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARBEN STORMES HALE</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN JOSEPH MECHI</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS DAKIN</hi>, Esq.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANDREW LUSK</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS CHAMBERS</hi>, Esq. Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq., Judge of the Sheriff's Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY NICHOLAS NISSEN</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS CAVE</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WILSON NICHOLSON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-sheriffs.</hi> </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. FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, unlawfully obtaining the same sums of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, stealing 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the property of his said master.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, to unlawfully endeavouring to obtain money from
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, 4 pewter
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 29
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<lb/>lour, and put it on the mantel-piece—on the next afternoon, Tuesday, she gave me some money to buy some tobacco; I saw her take it off the mantel
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was there anything remarkable about the person?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, his likeness; his moustache being light—I do not suppose there is any one like you in the whole battalion—you did not take me straight towards the barracks; you were making your way towards York-street, and your way was through Queen-square Gate, and up Birdcage-walk, where the barracks are—you could have got away from me, but I could have sworn to you at the barracks.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he tell you where he was going to take you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he mentioned no name; no other soldier was in the shop that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These half-crowns are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi>—"I reserve my defence; I am prepared to prove at the trial that I was not there at all on Monday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I wish to call the sergeant.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SERGEANT</hi>—, (
<hi rend="italic">Examined by the prisoner</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you think it at all improbable that a person might make a mistake in the identification of a soldier, particularly in the dark?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They might; it has happened that I have had the whole battalion brought on parade, and a person has been unable to identify one of them—I should not like to swear to any man by his moustache.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you give any money to the prisoner that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I am not the pay-sergeant—I do not know whether he was out of barracks on Monday—he has been in the service six months, and no report has been made against him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-317-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18640229-318-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>a like offence; to which</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-41" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HARRISS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Ship public-house, in Vine-street, West
<lb/>minster—on 15th February, the prisoners, Gabe and Dorsey, came in at a, little after 10 o'clock—Gabe asked for half a quartern of rum, and tendered me a florin—it came to threepence—I gave him the change, and put it in the till; there was no other florin there—while they were drinking the rum, Ryan came in for threehalfpenny-worth of gin—he gave me a florin—I told him it was bad—he said he received it of his foreman at the gas factory, and said, "Give it me back again"—I said, "No; I shall lock you up"—Dorsey then took Gabe's arm, and hurried out—Ryan followed without paying for the gin, though he had drank it—I went round the bar, and looked into the street, but saw nothing of them—I went back, tried the florin Gabe gave me, and it was bad—I had no other florin in the till—I went to the station, gave it to the inspector,</p>
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<p>and gave a description of the prisoners—Gabe appeared drunk, but I am sure he put it on, for I watched him narrowly; none of them were drunk—on the Thursday following, I picked out Dorsey from four of five other persons at the station, and on the Monday, I was asked to go into the yard and see if I could see Gabe, and I picked him out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-42" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY WATERFIELD</persName> </hi>. My father keeps the Rose, Midway-street, West
<lb/>minster—on 15th January, at 8 o'clock, the prisoners all came in together, and drank together—Gabe left first; they went out one after the other, before 10 o'clock—they returned together at a little before 11; they were then sober—they stood loitering about the bar at first, and then Gabe called for a pint of ale, which came to threepence—he gave me a florin—I said that it was bad before I took it up—I then tried it—I had before that found a bad florin in each of the tills—that was after 8 o'clock—I threw them into the fire, and they melted in about five minutes—I had not taken them—Gabe said that he got the florin in change for a half-sovereign, and Dorsey put down a good sixpence—I kept the florin, and handed it to the constable—Gabe and Dorsey drank the ale, and they all left together—there was a little
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, and a fight inside the bar after they came in the second time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gabe.</hi> You told the Magistrate you found one in each till, and now you say two.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I said, "One in each till."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You only mentioned one in your deposition, was it read over to you before you signed it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I also mentioned to the Magistrate that Gabe was there at 8 o'clock—I was not asked the question before the Magistrate—the potman will prove that Gabe was there at 8.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dorsey. Q.</hi> Where was I at 8 o'clock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the skittle-ground—I do not know whether you paid for anything—I only took a good sixpence from you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-43" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA HITCHCOX</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Mr. Hitchcox, who keeps the Adam and Eve, Bowling-street, Westminster—on 13th February, between 11 and 12 o'clock, Gabe and Ryan came—Ryan asked for half a quartern of rum—I served him—it came to threepence—he tendered me a florin—I put it in the till—there was no other florin there—I gave him the change—they drank the rum together, and left—Ryan had been in the house at an earlier period, and had a pint of beer—he paid me with a florin, which I put in the till; but that was not in the till when I put the second florin in—I had cleaned the till and put the money under the counter—there was no other florin there—Gabe and Ryan left, and my husband went to the till, took out the florin, and found it was bad, and kept it—on the 15th, two days after
<lb/>wards, Gabe and Ryan came again about 3 in the afternoon—Ryan asked for half a quartern of rum, and gave me a half-crown—I said to my husband, in their presence, "I think this is a bad one"—Ryan said nothing, and my husband went round the bar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-44" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HITCHCOX</persName> </hi>. I keep the Adam and Eve—on 13th February I was there when my wife served Ryan and Gabe—after they left, I took a bad florin out of the till, which I afterwards gave to the policeman—on the Monday following, I saw Ryan give my wife a half-crown; I asked her for it, found it was bad, walked outside the bar, fastened the door, fetched a constable, and gave them in charge, with the half-crown—I said, "I have been waiting for you ever since Saturday night, for you passed three bad two-shilling pieces here"—they made no reply—I found two of the florins in a pint-pot under the counter, where we put the money taken out of the till, and one my wife gave me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 119), On 15th February, Ryan and Gabe Were given into my custody by Mr. Hitchcox, with these three bad florins—He afterwards gave me a bad half-crown—I found nothing on Ryan, but four Good shilling and Gabe—I received this other counterfeit florin from Miss Waterfield, and these two florins from Harris—on the 17th, I took Donsey, And told him it was for being concerned with two others in passing counterfeit Coin at the old Rose public-house—he said that he was so drunk he could not Stand on Saturday night, and had no recollection of being there—I found Three good shillings on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dorsey. Q.</hi> While you were giving my description, did not Mr. Harris see me alone?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he did not see you the night you were taken, not till the next morning—Miss Waterfield identified you when you stood with half a dozen strangers with their hats off.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown and three florins from Mr. Hitchcox are bad; the three florins are from the same mould—these two florins from Mr. Harriss are bad, and from the same mould as the others; this one from Miss Waterfield is also bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gabé's Defence.</hi> I went to the Rose on Saturday night, hearing there was a
<hi rend="italic">row.</hi> I put down a florin; they said it was bad; but I would not pay, because they would not give it back to me. I was not to know what this young man had in his pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dorsey's Defence.</hi> This man asked me to have something to drink. I was rather drunk. He called for half a quartern of rum, and they gave him his change. Some one asked me to have a glass of ale at the Old Rose, and put down a bad florin, so I paid for it with a sixpence. These men know that I did not know it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-318-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**†—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-52" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRENNAN</persName> </hi>. I was formerly an inspecter of the Metropolitan Police; I am now employed by the Mint in detecting persons passing counterfeit, coin—on 24th February, I went with other officers to Charles-square, Hoxton, in consequence of information, and met the five prisoners and another person, a female, walking together, and apparently talking—we went into a passage to conceal ourselves, and as they passed, Fife seized Harding, Webster seized Cameron, and Abbott attempted to seize Baker, who was outside the others; he ran away, and I saw his left hand go in this position, as if throwing something away—Baker and Eveson were walking close together; I heard something drop, and saw that it was a florin, but could not see who dropped it—I seized Eveson, and a gentleman picked up the florin and put it into my hand—I said to Eveson, "I believe you dropped that; is it bad?"—Harding said, "No, I dropped it"—I put my hand in her dress
<lb/>pocket, and found an empty purse with another bad florin in it—I said, "I have found a florin in her pocket"—she said, "It is a lie"—I put my hand in Harding's pocket, and found two paper packets containing two florins and a half-crown wrapped separately in paper—Baker ran away, and we took the others to the station, where Harding gave his address, 12, Hoxton-square, which was false, though I do not think it was intended to mislead me, as I knew he lived at 12, Hoxton-market—he said, "I will be on my oath this is</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose as soon as you took them, you charged them with passing counterfeit coin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> With possessing it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-53" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FIFE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, G</hi>). I took Harding, and saw Brennan take a paper package from his waistcoat-pocket, and said, "This is counterfeit coin"—at that moment, Baker threw from his left hand a paper packet and ran away—I watched where it fell in the road, and afterwards went there, and found a packet containing three counterfeit half-crowns—I knew Baker by sight—the parcel fell in the snow, and it did not seem to have been disturbed when I went back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Baker. Q.</hi> Why did you not pick them up at the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because I had Harding in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-54" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ELLIOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, G</hi> 13). I took Cameron, and Inspector Webster said, "Look out, Elliott, he wants to get his hand into his pocket." I then put my hand into his waistcoat-pocket, and found this bad florin wrapped in tissue paper—he said that he did not know it was there; and afterwards, he said that it was given him by one of the others.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-55" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WEBSTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, M</hi>). I took Abbott and Cameron, and afterwards went to the house and apprehended Baker.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640229-name-56" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-56" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad; these found on Harding are five florins of 1858 from one mould, and two of 1862 from another mould—these two half-crowns of 1842 from Harding are from the same mould—this florin found on Eveson is from the same mould as Harding's—the florin of 1860, which was picked up, is counterfeit—the florin of 1858 found in Cameron's pocket is from the same mould as the three thrown away by Baker, among which are three counterfeit crowns of 1816, all from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate:—Harding</hi> says, "Abbott gave the coin to me."
<hi rend="italic">Cameron</hi> says, "I did not know it was bad; Abbott gave it to me."
<hi rend="italic">Abbott</hi> says, "It was me who gave this girl the piece; it was me that throw the three half-crowns away."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harding's Defence.</hi> I had them given me to mind wrapped up in paper; I did not know they were coin. Two minutes afterwards, the police took us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Baker's Defence.</hi> I did not throw the pieces away.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARDING</hi>
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<interp inst="t18640229-319-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CAMERON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Six Months.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ABBOTT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640229-319-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EVESON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18640229-319-verdict-4" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18640229-319-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-319-18640229 t18640229-319-punishment-23"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BAKER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640229-319-verdict-5" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def5-319-18640229 t18640229-319-punishment-24"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I have seen Wetherall hanging about the place, I should think a dozen to twenty times, when I have been going to the office—he was not in our employment—I know nothing of him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARTOX</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What do you mean by "hanging" about the place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Standing about the place, as if he wanted work.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-62" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FRESHWATER</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the machinery department at Messrs. Bartram's—on Friday night, 12th February, about half-past 5, I saw the prisoner Wetherall standing close to the step of our front entrance—Sutton came down to him while I was passing, with a bag on his shoulder, and put it on Wetherall's shoulder—I saw him take it and put it on a trolly, which is a low cart with four wheels, and pull a covering over it—I asked him what he had got there—he made me no answer, but went away—I put my hand on the bag, felt it was something weighty, and I took it up, put it on my shoulder, and took it up into the office to Mr. Bramley, our manager—I saw nothing more of Wetherall that night—I examined the nails before Mr. Bramley; they were the property of my employers—I had seen Wetherall before standing about outside our establishment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> As if he was in search of work?
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Things that have been purchased at your warehouse?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—these nails were different sorts; some were called bolt-nails, not all one sort.</p>
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<lb/>mercial-road—I told him the charge—he did not say anything at the time; at the station he said he was hired to take them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">called</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWARD SUTTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). I gave him the bag of nails against the door, and he took them away—I did not tell him what to do with them, or what he was to have for taking them—it was Irkham's, the City carman's trolly.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WETHERALL</hi>,—
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner being a foreigner, the evidence was interpreted to him.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-65" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ARRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I live at 58, Palace-road, Wells-street, Hackney, and am working at Mr. Gilbert's, bookseller and stationer, Gracechurch street—on 19th February I saw the prisoner in St. Paul's-churchyard, and he gave me this envelope (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I did not open it—he made me understand I was to take it to Mr. Charles Thompson's, St. Paul's-churchyard, the address which it bears—he spoke broken English—I went there, gave it to one of the assistants, and received from him a parcel—I then left the warehouse—when I went out first I could not find the prisoner—I came back, and on going out a second time I saw him beckoning to me—I followed him and gave him the parcel at the corner of Newgate-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he give you anything for doing this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He offered me 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he promised to give me 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he did not give it me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-66" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I manage the business of the prosecutor—on 19th February I received this envelope from the last witness—I opened it, and found it to contain this order for three pieces of black taffeta, of different qualities, for Peter Robinson—our firm have been in the habit of transacting business with Peter Robinson—I gave directions for the parcel to be made up, and I saw it delivered to the boy—he did not tell me where he was going to take it—I went out before him, and watched the door to see him come out—I kept him in sight till I saw him return to the warehouse, having previously spoken to a police-constable—I then returned to the warehouse, and the constable followed me in—we sent the boy out a second time; I followed him, lost sight of him for a moment, but saw him again going towards Cheap
<lb/>side—I ran after him, and opposite Peel's statue I saw him give the parcel into the prisoner's hands—I followed the prisoner to the corner of Newgate-street, brought him back, and gave him in charge to the constable—the parcel made up was worth about 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not know what was in the letter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-67" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a silk-mercer, and carry on business in Oxford-street—this order is not in my handwriting, or written by my authority.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> On the day in question I was in Regent-street, near where the fountains play, and a young man accosted me, and asked me if I would take this letter to Mr. Charles Thompson, and promised me half-a-crown for doing so. He told me I should receive three pieces of silk, and I was to bring it to the Strand; I, not speaking English, asked the boy to go there with the letter, and told him I would give him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I waited on the same spot, and he came back to me, and I was taken into custody. I afterwards went to the Strand with the policeman, but I could not find the young man. I am not guilty of writing that order. Out of the four months I have been in London, I have worked all the time, except nine days, at a confectioner's shop, and I then commenced buying small pieces from tailors for tailoring, in proof of which the scales which I used to weigh them were taken from me at the station. I come from Berlin, and came to London with the intention of afterwards going to America.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 413). I took the prisoner to the station; two policemen in private clothes went with him to the Strand to find this gentleman—the prisoner went up the Strand, round Trafalgar-square, and back to the station, and never spoke to any one the whole way.—
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HEMS</persName> </hi>. I am an ironmonger at 23, Aldgate—these articles (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are my property—I last saw them on my premises on 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> Feb
<lb/>ruary, about ten o'clock, they were in the counting-house, on the shelves.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi> February to the prosecutor's premises—a few minutes after I saw the prisoner go into the counting-house and return almost immediately—the boy who was in the counting-house ran after him and caught him—I came down off the stairs, where I was standing—this parcel of knives had been dropped on the floor—I asked the prisoner if he had got anything more about him, and he pulled this other parcel out of his trowsers-pocket—I asked him where he lived—I could not find the address he gave.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-73" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HAILES</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of Mr. Hems—I first saw the prisoner on 28th January; I was in my master's counting-house, on 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> or 3d February, when the prisoner came in, snatched some knives from the shelf there, and was going to run out, and I stopped him—Mr. Leonard came down and took him into the counting-house—he asked him some questions, and he pulled one of the packets of knives out of his pocket, and the other was dropped on the floor in the counting-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He gave me the knives.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not; I ran after him directly he snatched them—I saw him only once before, on 28th January, when he came in to pay for some tacks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> A boy told me to ask that boy for some things. I saw him on the Tuesday, and he told me to come in; he gave me a packet of knives, and I put them in my pocket. I was going to take the other packet. I heard some one coming, and I dropped them and ran out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-323-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Leonard stated that the prisoner had induced other boys in Mr. Hem's employment to commit robberies of the same kind.</hi>—†
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-323-18640229 t18640229-323-punishment-29"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640229-324-offence-1 t18640229-name-75"/>William John Kimpton</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLET</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640229-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640229-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-76" type="surname" value="KIMPTON"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN KIMPTON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bank of England, and live at Pentonville—about half-past 6 on the evening of 17th February I was in Cheapside, looking in at a shop window—while there I felt some one endea
<lb/>vouring to take my watch from my pocket—it was in my left-band waistcoat-pocket—I saw my watch safe only a few minutes before—I put down my hand and felt a man's hand—I took hold of his wrist and then heard some
<lb/>thing fell on the ground—I looked down and saw my watch lying between my feet—it was tie prisoner I took hold of; he was close to me—as soon as I touched him I heard my watch drop—I collared him, and held him till a constable came up—I gave him into custody, with my watch and chain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many people were there at the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Eight or nine, perhaps, all looking into this shop; it was a valen
<lb/>tine-shop—I did not notice the prisoner till I felt something at my watch—I had the same sort of coat on that I have now; I don't think it was the same—this is my watch and chain (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I wore the chain through the button-hole; the hook is broken off—that had been broken about a couple of months—I don't think a little jerk would jerk it out; it passes through the button-hole—I did not see the man's hand at my pocket, but I</p>
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<p>took hold of it; it was then just by my side, by the pocket—it all took place in a moment—he did not attempt to escape; I should not think any one else saw this—some one went to the police-court, but they said they only saw the watch on the ground—I saw a man at the police-station; I did not speak to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MALYON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 456). I was on duty in Cheapside on the evening of 17th about 7 o'clock—I there saw the last witness holding the prisoner; he gave him into my charge for stealing his watch and chain—the prisoner said he did not take it—this is the watch and chain which were delivered to me—I found 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640229-324-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-324-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-324-18640229 t18640229-324-punishment-30"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18640229-325-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-325-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>to stealing a watch, the property of
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<interp inst="t18640229-325-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-325-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>and to embezzling and stealing the-sums of 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the moneys of
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-80" type="surname" value="HARE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640229-325-offence-2 t18640229-name-80"/>Joseph William Hare</persName>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640229-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640229-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-82" type="surname" value="AUBREY"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM AUBREY</persName> </hi>. I am a printer, residing at 26, Swan-place, Old Kent-road—I know the prisoner—about 14th October last he brought me this bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—we agreed about certain printing materials, and he told me he could give me a bill for them—he tendered me that bill; I dis
<lb/>approved of it—I drew him one out, and I told him to take it to Mr. Hare and tell him to accept it—that is the second bill; be threw the first bill away—he afterwards brought the bill back, said he had been to Mr. Hare, and had got him to accept the bill—he endorsed the bill with his name, and I endorsed it with mine, and allowed 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for discount—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">:</hi> "7th Oct, 1863, three months after date, pay to my order the sum of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for value received. James Selby Lewis, 50, High-street, Bloomsbury, to Mr. Joseph William Hare, Printer, 6, Desboro'-place, Harrow-road. Accepted by Joseph William Hare. Payable at the National Bank, Bishop's-road, Bayswater."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640229-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640229-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-83" type="surname" value="HARE"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-83" type="given" value="JOSEPH WILLIAM"/>JOSEPH WILLIAM HARE</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Desboro'-place, Harrow-road, Pad
<lb/>dington—the prisoner was my apprentice—the name on this bill is not written by me, nor did I authorize any other person to write it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Mr. Hare kept me out of work for six months, and I was so destitute I was obliged to get money the best way I could. I could not get work; no one would employ me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640229-326-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-326-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18640229-326-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-326-18640229 t18640229-326-punishment-31"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS AMOS</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18640229-327-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18640229-327-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-327-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640229-327-offence-1 t18640229-name-85"/>William Foster</persName>, and stealing one watch and one chain, value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640229-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640229-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-86" type="surname" value="FOSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FOSTER</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, and live at Little Chesterfield-street—between 6 and 7 o'clock on Saturday evening, 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> January, I was coming through Percy-passage into Newman-street, and I received a blow on the back of my head—I did not see anybody then—I was thrown down, and then I saw the prisoner and had a struggle with him—he took my watch from my left-hand waistcoat pocket, and a portmonnaie and a purse from my right-hand trouser's pocket—I did not see any other man—to the best of my belief the prisoner is the man—I saw his face—the struggle lasted a minute or two—after I got up I called, "Police!"—my watch is worth about 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., as it is now—the policeman has it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe you had been drinking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, a little—the prisoner was brought back by the policeman about four or five minutes, I suppose, after the struggle—I did not see in what direc
<lb/>tion he went—it is a dark passage.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640229-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640229-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-87" type="surname" value="GIBSON"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-87" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES GIBSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Upper Rathbone-place—on this Saturday night, about half-past 7, I was two doors from the top of Percy
<lb/>passage—I saw the prosecutor on the ground and the prisoner running away—I did not see his face, I saw his coat and hat—his back was towards me—I afterwards saw that same coat and hat when he was brought back by the police—that was in Upper Rathbone-place—he was dressed in the same manner as he is now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see in what direction that man ran?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Right across into a little court opposite, right through Percy-passage—he came out of Newman-passage—it was at the top of Newman-passage that I saw the prosecutor lying down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640229-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640229-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-88" type="surname" value="FOSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-88" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FOSTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I was knocked down in Newman-passage—it runs through from Newman-street into Upper Rathbone-place, and Percy-passage faces it—it goes into the same street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640229-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640229-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-89" type="surname" value="GIBSON"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-89" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES GIBSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">continued</hi>). I only saw the prosecutor on the ground—I saw a person leave him and run away through Percy-passage—I could not see down Newman-passage from where I was standing—I was two doors from the passage—I saw the prosecutor on the ground just at the top of the passage.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640229-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640229-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-90" type="surname" value="WELLS"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-90" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WELLS</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Grese-street—I was at the corner of Percy-street—on this evening I heard a cry of "Stop thief!"—I looked round and saw the prisoner running very fast about fifty yards in advance of a mob of people—I know Newman and Percy-passage—the prisoner came in the direction from Percy-passage, across to Percy-street—I ran after him—I should think he was about fifty yards in advance of me at first—I ran and got nearer to him—I did not lose sight of him once—while running along I heard a terrible smash in an area—it was a very dark street, it was impos
<lb/>sible for me to see what it was, it sounded to me like a handful of money—that was in Percy-street—the prisoner then ran into a policeman's arms, and I told the policeman whatever he had taken he had thrown away, I could not say what it was—I did not point out the area; it was impossible for me to tell, it was a very dark street and we were running very fast at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640229-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640229-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-91" type="surname" value="KEYS"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-91" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT KEYS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 44). On the night in question I was at the corner of Percy-street, Tottenham-court-road, and heard a cry of "Stop thief!"—I went towards the cry, and saw the prisoner running as fast as he could—I stopped him—he ran two or three yards till I stopped him—the last witness came up directly and told me whatever the prisoner had, he had thrown into an area—a witness in court found the watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Directly you stopped him did he not say he was going home to his tea?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he first said, "What is the matter?"—I asked him what he was running for—he said he was hurrying home to have his tea, that he had been to Nassau-street, Middlesex Hospital, on an errand—he said he lived at 9, Hampshire-bog-yard—I went there and found he lived there—he was going in the direction of his home—Mr. White, the gentleman who was examined before the Magistrate, lives in Nassau-street, Middlesex Hospital—he was going in the direction from Mr. White's to his own home—he could get that way—I don't know whether there is a nearer way—I think there is—he could get from Nassau-street into Newman-street,</p>
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<p>and up Rathbone-place to Oxford-street—I am not quite certain which is the nearest—I found 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and threepence in copper on him, a purse, a pocket-book, and a pencil—I found he had been working as an arti
<lb/>ficial flower maker—Hampshire-hog-yard is near to our police-station in George-street, St. Giles's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In what state was the prosecutor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640229-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640229-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-92" type="surname" value="BLUNN"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-92" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BLUNN</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller—in January I was lodging at 19, Percy-street, St. Pancras—on 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> January I was in a room there in the basement—the shutters were closed—a window was broken by something being thrown against it—I heard a cry of "Stop thief!"—I went out with a light and picked up on the steps a watch and chain, and part of the case of a watch—I have since seen the case in the policeman's possession—some one else picked up the debris of the watch and I took them both together to the station-house and gave them to the policeman—I believe these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to be what I picked up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You went out immediately you heard the glass broken?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640229-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640229-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-93" type="surname" value="FOSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FOSTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I swear to this chain as my property—it was on my watch that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you struck on the back of your bead?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was—I could not swear whether one or two people struck me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH WELLS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I understand you saw the prisoner running away when you heard this cry?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there were other people behind him—when the watch was thrown down the area I was within three or four yards of the prisoner—the people were all behind us—the only man in front of me was the policeman—I outstripped the others because I bad a fresh start, und they had had a run—J did not see the prisoner do anything.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you first take up the chase?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the corner of Percy-street, and the run took place from the opposite side—I did not see the man come out of Percy-passage—there was no one else in the immediate neighbourhood besides the prisoner, who could have caused the smashing of the window, that I saw.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know now the area where the watch was found?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I have never seen it since—I know 29, Percy-street—I live close handy—it was too dark to see whether the prisoner was near 29 at the time of the smash, and at the rate we were running at.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you reached 29, Percy-street, when you heard it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should say it was about close to the railings of 29, when I hoard the smash—the prisoner was three or four yards in advance of me then—he had passed 29 when I beard the crush—the other people were some distance behind at the time.
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe he was in a great state of perspiration when be came in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1864.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-110" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HUMPHREYSON</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of Marlborough-road, Chelsea, I have known the defendants about four years and have had transactions with them—I have had receipts signed by both of them—to the best of my belief this "For brother and self, C. Dobbins, 12th November, 1849," is Charles Dobbins' writing—the "J. Dobbins" to the other document is the eldest prisoner's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you seen either of them write?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; Charles Dobbins three or four weeks ago, and James twelve or thirteen months ago—those are not the only times—I went there three or four weeks ago for some articles for the purpose of getting a receipt, and seeing Charles write—I went on the request of a gentleman I have worked for these four years—he does not belong to the Company; he is a house agent—there was a constable there, and I had an interview with him on the sub-ject of going there to see Mr. Dobbins write I did not know at the time that Mr. Dobbins had been charged by the Gas Company Charles is the one</p>
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<p>I call the eldest, the shorter one—it was about fifteen months ago that I saw the taller one write—I have not been there lately—I have no receipt in my possession in the writing of either of the defendants.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you dealt with them on more than one occasion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On twenty or thirty occasions, and have seen them write over and over again—(
<hi rend="italic">The document being read, was an application from James and Charles Dobbins to the Imperial Gas Company, to lay on gas to their premises in Mark
<lb/>ham-street, Chelsea, for seven burners by meter, and signed "For brother and self, C. Dobbins</hi>, 12
<hi rend="italic">th November</hi>, 1849.
<hi rend="italic">The meter contract, signed J. and C. Dobbins, and Henry Thompson, inspector, was also put in, which stated "No person shall lay or cause to be laid, any pipe without the consent in writing of this Company."</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was made by ray directions—it accurately describes the premises—there is an iron railing running along the entire front, a portion of which is open for the entrance—there is a sort of shop here for the exhibition of goods, and on the right are the work shops—I was accompanied by Mr. Pearce, the inspector, and I had workmen waiting outside—there were two lights burning in the show shop, but turned down to a blue flame, as low as they could be without going out, and in the smith's shop three burners were full on—I did not see either of the defendants then—I saw a brother, Frederick, I believe his name to be—I afterwards saw Charles—I asked to see Mr. Dobbins, and Frederick said that he was not in—I then asked to see the meter, and ho showed it to us—I turned on one of the lights in the show shop full, and desired the inspector to go to the meter—Mr. Frederick stood between the inspector and me—I directed the gas to be turned off at the meter, which was done, and the two burners in the shop went out as they should, but the three in the work shop continued to burn—in order that there should be no mistake I bad the meter disconnected from the pipes and shifted some yards from its position, but the gas still continued burning in the workshop—there wore two small pipes from the motor, and a third pipe going to a light in the kitchen, with a larger pipe going apparently to supply the workshops, which we disconnected, but no gas escaped, though the gas was at that time burning in the work shop—I judged from that that there was some stoppage in that pipe, and in addition to that the lights in the show shop would not have gone out—there were seven lights in the show shop supplied from the meter—I went round to every light in the work
<lb/>shop with the inspector and my assistant—we tried every light, and found we could got gas from fifteen lights, all of which had largo burners, some of which would consume seven or eight feet per hour—we got as much gas from them as we required—that was after the meter had been disconnected—when the workmen came in I directed them to dig up the ground inside the railings in the defendants' presence—while they were doing so I went away for a short time, und returned and found the ground laid open as far as it was possible, but they had not interfered with the private part—when I came I caused that to be opened, and found a three-quarter inch service pipe going into the premises, and up to the meter, and then a "T" piece—this model</p>
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<p>accurately shows the position of the pipe—I had it made from what I saw—I directed the workmen to sever the pipe, and it is in Court—the meter was a ten light one—the pipe would probably have been an inch and a quarter one for twenty-two burners—if twenty-two burners were supplied through a three-quarter inch pipe you would get a light, but not a proper one if they were all lighted at once—the pipe was four or five inches underground, and there were iron plates and pieces of paving over it—the ground had not been recently disturbed—one of the pieces of plate went over an old drain, and herbage was growing there, showing that it had not been disturbed for a long time—my opinion is that the "T" was put into the ground at the same time, or thereabouts—I saw Charles Dobbins, but did not address him because he did not make himself known to me, and no explanation was given to me—I told Frederick Dobbins, as I could see nobody else, that they would have no gas that night, and had better provide themselves with other means, and appeal to the Board—he attended at the Board, and they declined to see him—I was not aware that they were burning gas in any other way than by meter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I think you told Mr. Frederick that the Board would meet the next day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and told him there was no appeal except to the Board, and he could attend if he thought proper—James attended, and after I had reported the circumstances they directed me to tell him that they declined to see him, which I did.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-112" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PEARCE</persName> </hi>. I have been an inspector of the Chelsea district about three years—I have heard Mr. Tully's evidence—he has correctly described what took place on 27th January—I was not aware that the prisoners were burning any gas, except by meter—I was present in the public part of the ground while the work people were digging, and after Mr. Tully had gone away—both the prisoners were there—they spoke to me, and I spoke to them, and to the younger brother as well—they gave no explanation what
<lb/>ever—I should not lay a three-quarter inch pipe for twenty-two lights—I have road the meter on some occasions—I read it on 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> June last, and it registered 35,700—the consumption was 1,700 feet—on 6th July we took down the meter and substituted a ten light dry meter for it, which then registered at 500—a new meter begins at 500—on 19th January, 1864, the dry meter registered 19,400.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-113" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HUSEY</persName> </hi>. I am chief inspector of the Imperial Gas Light Company—I was in their employ in 1849—Henry Thompson was then the inspector of the Chelsea District—it would be his duty, on an application being made by any one in that district for service pipes to be laid on, to see that it was properly done, and he would have in the course of his duty to fill up the form I hold in my hand—he is dead—this form is filled up in his writing, and in the course of his duty—(
<hi rend="italic">This described the service pipe laid on to the defendants' premises on</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th November</hi>, 1849,
<hi rend="italic">and under the head of "Names of workmen" were the names, "W. Laber" and "J. Laber"</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640229-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640229-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-114" type="surname" value="LABER"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-114" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LABER</persName> </hi>. I am a gas-fitter of Chelsea—in 1849 I was in the employment of the Imperial Company—I assisted my father and Maloney in putting some service pipes from the main of the Imperial Gas Company into Messrs. Dobbins' premises, 1, Markham-street—my father is dead, and I believe Maloney is superannuated—it went about three feet six beyond the pavement into the premises, and I put a cap on the end of the pipe, which is the usual thing, leaving it for the fitters to carry on the gas—the defendants are smiths.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-115" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BATT</persName> </hi>. I am a lamp-lighter in the employment of the London Gas</p>
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<p>Light Company—I have been in the habit of lighting the lamps in Markham-street about eleven years, and used to keep my lamp inside the prisoners' railing—I have many times seen gas burning in the workshop up to 7 or 8 o'clock at night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-116" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MARLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, V</hi> 347). I have been on duty at Markham-street, night as well as day during ten years—I know the prisoners—I have frequently seen gas burning in their large shop all night up to 6 in the morning, when I went off duty; and about four years ago I got over the railings, knocked at the door, and was answered from the window—the gas was then full on, and when I came back round my beat it was lowered to the the size of a candle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-117" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POTTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, V</hi> 174). I have been employed about nine years in the Chelsea district, and know the defendants' premises—I have seen gas burning in the workshops on the left as late as 12 or 1 o'clock, night after night, in winter—I am not on duty there in the summer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected that nothing which was seen previous to the Indictment could be evidence against the prisoners.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">took a note of the objection, but received the evidence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-118" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM VILLIERS</persName> </hi>. I am a fitter, in the service of the Gas Company—I have known the defendants' premises ten years, and have often seen the gas burning as late as 2 o'clock in the morning—neither of the defendants live there, but one lives next door, in a cottage on the left—they both carry on the business.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-119" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS OLIVER</persName> </hi>. I am a hairdresser and musician, of Benham-terrace, which is close to Markham-street—about Christmas last, I joined the waits, and went round the neighbourhood—between 5 and 6 one morning, I was waiting at the Red House to get something to drink—I stood near the prisoners' workshop, because it blew so hard at the corner—there was a faint gleam of light in the workshop, enough for us to share the money by—it was a fortnight or three weeks before Christmas.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-120" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FRISLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. Price, the solicitor for the prosecution—on 10th February, I served this notice at the defendants' premises—(
<hi rend="italic">This was a notice to produce the receipts for gas given to the defendants, and the readings of the meter quarter by quarter.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">produced the receipts from Christmas</hi>, 1859,
<hi rend="italic">to September</hi>, 1863,
<hi rend="italic">but objected to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">giving secondary evidence of the readings of the meter.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">over-ruled the objection</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-121" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM EAGLE</persName> </hi>. I am a fitter in the service of the Gas Light Company, and have been so nine years—from time to time in the course of my duty, I have taken the readings of the defendants' meter—I have the book in which I made the entry—the gas consumed in the quarter ending October, 1857, was 1,800 cubic feet; in the quarter ending, 9th June, 1858, 7,500 feet; 29th March, 1858, 7,200 feet; 1st July, 1858, 2,300, feet; 29th September, 1858, 1,500 feet; 10th January, 1859, 7,300 feet; 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> July, 1859, 1,600 feet; 1st October, 1859, 2,200 feet; 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> April, 1861, 6,800 feet; 30th September, 1861, 2,000 feet; 31st December, 1861, 6900 feet; 28th June, 1862, 2,600 feet; 29th December, 1863, 9,000 feet—I make the readings in this book, and then a memorandum is made out before the money is asked for.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-122" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am foreman of the lighters in the employment the London Gas Light Company—I have from time to time taken the readings of the meter on these premises—this is my book—for the quarter ending 31st December, 1859, the entry is 7,600; 31st March, 1860, 6,700;</p>
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<p>30th June, 1860, 2,500; 1st October, 1860, 1,500; 4th June, 1861, 10,500; 27th March, 1862, 8,000; 29th September, 1862, 1,900; 27th March, 1863, 6,900; and 28th September, 1863, 3,900.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-123" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant fitter—I took two of the readings on 1st July, 1861; the consumption was 2,100 feet, and on 30th December, 1862, 5,800.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-124" type="given" value="THOMAS DOMINIC"/>THOMAS DOMINIC TULLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). During the last five or six years the price of gas has been 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per 1,000 cubic feet—the charge of the Gas Light Company would be in accordance with these readings—I have taken the average consumption of gas for the last six years and a-half, which is about 18,000 feet, which would be 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a year—I have made an estimate, a very light one, of the fifteen burners at 140,000 cubic feet per annum, or 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a year, and I think that is very much under the mark—the defendants must have been cognizant of the fact that they were not paying for the gas they consumed, for two reasons: first, from the amount, and, secondly, they must have known it every time they turned off the main tap at the meter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You know the twenty-two burners; how long would it take, supposing them to be burned fairly, to burn 18,000 feet?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About 170 hours—they would burn about 110 feet in an hour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received excellent characters.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-334-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-334-18640229 t18640229-334-punishment-38"/>Confined Twelve Months each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640229-335-offence-1 t18640229-name-126"/>Ann Leader</persName>, from her person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYDD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18640229-name-127" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WINES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 557). On 22
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> February, I was on duty, in plain clothes, in Leadenhall-street—about half-past 7 o'clock, I saw two ladies standing with their backs towards a shop, looking for an omnibus—the prisoner went to one lady, and as she moved away, he moved after her—one of the ladies attempted to get into an omnibus, and the prisoner got in front of her and obstructed her—I stepped across the road, took him in custody, and told the conductor to stop the omnibus—he stopped it until the lady got out—I then asked her to feel if she bad lost her purse; she felt in her pocket, and said that it was gone—the prisoner struggled with me for about five minutes; his cape tore, and I have no doubt he dropped the purse at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he ask you what you meant by seizing him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I told him I took him for picking a lady's pocket—he said nothing, but attempted to get away—he struggled very hard, and asked me what I wanted with him—I had watched him previous to that—I have been in the force about eight years—I had watched the prisoner one hour very attentively, and had not lost sight of him at all—the omnibus was not searched—I told the conductor to stop, but he drove away—I took the prisoner inside a shop and searched him, while Mrs. Leader remained outside with her daughter—the purse has not been found.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KIDD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long elapsed between the time Mrs. Leader got into the omnibus and the time you searched the prisoner at the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Five or seven minutes—the omnibus was only one door off the shop when I searched the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you take the prisoner before the lady got in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> As she got in, I saw his hand in her pocket, and took him—I have said that before—I mentioned it at the Mansion House—I took him after she got into the omnibus—he obstructed her as she got in—he slipped in front of</p>
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<p>her as she was going to step up, and his hand was in her pocket—he went on the footway, and I took him in custody—it was in consequence of what I saw that I stopped the omnibus.</p>
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<persName id="t18640229-name-128" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-128" type="surname" value="LEADER"/>
<interp inst="t18640229-name-128" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN LEADER</persName> </hi>. I am staying at present in Jubilee-street, Mile end—on 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> February, I was in Leadenhall-street soon after 7, waiting, for an omnibus—the prisoner kept at my side, close to me, and my daughter was on the other side—as I went across, he went before me and took hold of the omnibus—he kept staring in my face, and I said, "Are you going to get into the omnibus? because, if not, allow me to pass"—he
<hi rend="italic">caught round me</hi> in a strange way, and, of course, was at my pocket, but I did not think of that—he had hold of my clothes by my pocket, by my side—my purse was safe in my pocket when I was waiting for the
<hi rend="italic">'bus</hi> on the pavement—I should say I waited ten minutes before the omnibus came up—when I searched my pocket my purse was gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where had you been before you got into the omnibus?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Into the Borough, to my grand-daughter's, and I called on a friend as I came home—I did not go into any shop—I do not keep my purse and handkerchief in the same pocket—my purse was in my petticoat-pocket, and my handkerchief in my dress-pocket—I have to put my hand right in front of my dress to get to my petticoat-pocket—that is the only access I have to it—I walked to my grand-daughter's—I left home about two o'clock, and got there about 3—I put my purse into my pocket when I left home, but had not had occasion to use it at all—I could not be deceived about it being in my pocket, because it had silver in it, which made it heavy, and I could not walk without feeling it—I am sure it was there when I stood on the pavement—I have earned it for years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> And you would have missed it if it had been away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but I did not miss it, because there was a bustle in getting into the omnibus—I frequently felt to see if my purse was there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you walk do you feel your purse, when there is anything in it, against your person?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and I am sure I had it in my pocket when I was in Leadenhall-street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>—"I was standing waiting for a friend, who I had promised to meet about 8 o'clock; I thought he was in the omnibus, and went to look for him; seeing he was not there I turned away, and the officer took me and forced me into a shop, and searched me, but no puree was found on me."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Channell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640229-337-offence-1 t18640229-name-131"/>Cornelius Daley</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-132" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WALLACE</persName> </hi>. I am deputy governor of Millbank Prison—I knew the deceased Cornelius Daley—he was received at Millbank Prison on 21st September, 1863, from Devonport—he was at that time under sentence of</p>
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<p>seven years' penal servitude—he was seventeen years of age, and was a labourer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-133" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARDIMENT</persName> </hi>. I am a warder in Millbank Prison—on Saturday morning, 30th January, shortly after 6, I saw the deceased in one of the passages of the prison—he was getting a tub down with some cleaning flannels to clean the passage—shortly afterwards I saw him lying on the floor, with the prisoner standing over him—he had one knee on his body, about the middle of his stomach, and he struck him a severe blow in the body with his right hand at the same time—I ordered the prisoner to his cell—he went—I picked the deceased up, and called another person to support him—I locked the prisoner up, and then led the deceased to his cell—he was bleeding at the nose at the time I took him up—he was not bleeding more than usual after a blow—I left him in his cell—I saw him again about half an hour afterwards—he was bleeding from the nose then—it was nothing more than an ordinary bleeding—he took his breakfast after this—he drank his cocoa, and returned his loaf to the kitchen—I saw him again about half-past 7, when I gave him his breakfast—he made no complaint then—I asked him if he would go to the surgeon—he said, no, he would rather stop in his cell—I saw him again about twenty-five minutes' past 8 when I went to his cell—he then complained of pain across his to stomach—I brought him down to the principal officer to take him over to the surgeon—he was able to walk with assistance; I had hold of his arm.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-134" type="given" value="ROBERT MUNDAY"/>ROBERT MUNDAY GOVER</persName> </hi>. I am resident surgeon at Millbank Prison—on Saturday, 30th January, I saw the deceased man Daley, a little after 9 in the morning—I found that he had had a severe contusion between the eyes, involving the upper part of the nose, and lower part of the forehead—I also found that he was very faint and exhausted from loss of blood—he was not bleeding then, but I saw that he had been bleeding—there was some coagulated blood upon the nostrils—I judged from that that he had been bleeding from the nose—he seemed to be suffering from a nervous shock—I saw him several times in the course of the evening—about 5 next morning I was sent for—I went immediately, and found that he was dead—I made a post-mortem examination on Monday morning, 1st February—I then found in addition to the contusion on the forehead, contusions on the fore-part of each thigh, contusions of both shins, and on the top of the left foot there was also an abrasion on the back of the right-hand, and a slight cut at the back of the right shoulder—there was also a contusion on or near the left temple—on opening the body I found there was blood effused into certain bony cavities at the back of the nose, at the lower part of the forehead—that was caused by the rupture of blood-vessels—that was one of the results of the blow on the nose and forehead—I also found a large quantity of blood in one of the intestines—he had swallowed that blood—it had passed through the oesophagus—it was not the result of any injury of the intestines—I carefully examined the intestines—my impression was that there being a discharge of blood from the nose, he swallowed it; there was no rupture of the intestines—the other parts of the body were healthy, but they were very pale throughout from loss of blood; in my opinion the cause of death was the loss of blood and the shock to the nervous system—the loss of blood arose from the injury to the upper part of the nose, and the lower part of the forehead—his brain was quite healthy.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you been at the prison for some time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, for several years—I see those prisoners who wish to see me, every day—I had not seen Daley very recently before the 30th—I am not prepared to say</p>
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<p>how long before—he had applied to see me, I think, two or three weeks before—he was somewhat delicate—the coagulated blood was at the orifice of each nostril—that is not an unusual circumstance—there had been no disease in any of the parts; I consider that the effusion in the cavity of the nose, arose from a blow externally.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-135" type="given" value="SAMUEL JOHN"/>SAMUEL JOHN BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a prisoner in Millbank Prison, and came from there this morning—I knew the deceased man, Daley—I remember the Saturday morning when this affair took place—about a quarter past 6 that morning, I was taking a table and bucket into my cell; at that time Daley passed behind me, carrying a tub—he was going towards the centre—just after he had passed, I heard a noise that attracted my attention—I turned round, and saw Hayes strike Daley first with his left fist, and afterwards knock him down with his right—Daley bled at the nose from the blow—I did not hear that he cried out—I ran up to Daley, and called out for Hardiment, the warder; he came up—I heard him ask Hayes what he had done this for, but I did not hear the answer; upon that the warder locked Hayes in his cell—I assisted the warder to take Daley to his cell—he was bleeding as a person ordinarily would from a blow—he was left in his cell at that time—I saw him again about an hour after—his nose was still bleeding—I saw him again at half-past 8 that same morning—I went to him then, as I thought I heard some one groaning—I told Hardiment, and we went into his cell and asked him if he was worse—he said, "Oh! I am fainting"—he was holding his handkerchief to his nose at the time—both the blows struck by Hayes were in the face.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-136" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a prisoner in Millbank Prison—I saw Daley knocked down by Hayes on this Saturday morning—before Hayes struck him he said he would knock his head off—Daley said, "What for?" and Hayes said, "I will knock your head off for two pins; "in a threatening manner—Daley said, "I have done you no harm"—Hayes said something that I could not understand—he had a broom in his right-hand, and his left-hand was clenched, and at the same time he threw the broom away, and struck Daley a violent blow with his left-hand, and hit him again with his right; that caused him to stumble; as he was stumbling he caught against my foot—I was about a yard and a half from him—I don't know whether that caused him to fall or not, but at the same time, as he was falling, the prisoner struck him again in the face, and that increased the fall—he fell and bled a good deal—Brown called out to the officer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How old are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Seventeen—I am at Millbank for picking pockets—my sentence is seven years—I was just coming from the centre of the ward when this happened; walking along the ward to my cell—I was under the charge of Mr. Hardiment—the ward holds thirty—there were several there besides me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-137" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH RANDALL</persName> </hi>. I am the infirmary officer at Millbank—the deceased was brought to the infirmary about a quarter to 9 on Saturday, 30th January—he seemed very faint—he vomited blood, and beef-tea and other things that he had drank—I should think he vomited about a pint of blood altogether during the time he was in the infirmary—I was there constantly with him—about five minutes past 5 in the morning, I was summoned by the night officer—I went into the ward and saw the deceased—he was dying—I immediately sent for the surgeon, and by the time the surgeon got there the man was dead.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never meant to do the man an injury—I have been eleven and a half years in Her Majesty's army; I was in the</p>
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<p>Crimea, and through the Indian mutiny, and never did any man any harm yet, save striking him with my hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-337-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640229-338-offence-1 t18640229-name-139"/>John Robertson</persName>, and stealing a pocket-book, a key, and knife, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18640229-name-140" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBERTSON</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, and live at 10, West-street, Upper-St. Martin's-lane—on 6th February, I was passing through Long-acre; just at the corner of Bow-street there was a crowd—I went off the flag-stones to go on the causeway to avoid them, and immediately I got off I received a stroke in the mouth, and one at the back of the left-ear, both at one instant—I did not see the person that struck me—my teeth were loosened—I became insensible, and know no more; when I recovered I saw the constable, Monckton—he was in plain clothes—I told him I was robbed of my pocket-book, money, and some keys.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MONCKTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 165). About half-past 12 on the night of 6th February, I was on duty in plain clothes in Long-acre—I saw the prosecutor, and several men and women standing round him; the prisoner was among them, standing in front of him—she had his waistcoat-pocket in her hand—her baud was outside the pocket, holding the bottom part of the waistcoat—I went forward and asked the prosecutor if he had lost anything—the prisoner ran away directly—the prosecutor was bleeding from the mouth—he told me he had lost some money—I assisted him to the station, and then went in search of the prisoner; I arrested her two or three hours afterwards at a coffee-house in Great Queen-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields—she was searched in my presence.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES DEWALL</hi> (25)</persName>, was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640229-339-offence-1 t18640229-name-143"/>John Williams</persName>. He was also charged, on the Coroner's Inquisition, with the like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYDD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18640229-name-144" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-144" type="given" value="CHARLES THOMAS"/>CHARLES THOMAS GORDON</persName> </hi>. I live at 5
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Bridge-street, Mile-end-road—on the evening of 26th December I was at Mr. John's, Mile-end-road, and saw the prisoner—he was racing; he was in a cart and horse—there was another cart alongside of him—this was in the Mile-end-road; Globe-road crosses the Mile-end-road—I saw an old gentleman knocked down in Globe-road by the horse the prisoner was driving—there is a crossing there across the road—there were not many persons about—the two horses and carts were racing together; one was trying to get before the other—it was pretty light; it was about 5 o'clock, between 5 and 6.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you returning from your work?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—there was no one with me—I was at Mr. John's door when I saw the old gentleman knocked down—I was about five yards from the spot where he was knocked down, as far as from here to the end of the Court—I saw the cart go past Mr. John's door before the old gentleman was knocked down—the driver never hallooed for the old gentleman to get out of the way; he was hooting and hallooing—the prisoner was sitting down in the cart; he had a whip—I saw him hit the horse with it—I heard him halloo—I am not able to say what it was that he hallooed—the man in the other cart hallooed too—the old gentleman was crossing Globe-road; the cart was going to turn into Globe-lane from Mile-end-road—Globe-lane crosses Mile-end-road; this happened at the corner of Globe-road—the old gentleman was about two feet</p>
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<p>from the kerb when the cart came on him—it was not a costermonger's bar
<lb/>row; it is what they call a half-cart—there was a woman in the cart with the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is Mr. John's place in the Mile-end-road?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, in Globe-lane—the carts were going down Globe-road to go into Mile-end-road, and they passed me in Globe-road—the cart the prisoner was driving passed nearest to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-145" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE JONES</persName> </hi>. I reside at 4, Globe-road, Mile-end—Globe-road runs into Mile-end-road—my house is about fifty feet from the end of Globe-road; the distance of four houses and a wall—on the evening of 26th December between 5 and 6 o'clock, I was standing at my own door—I saw the prisoner driving at a very rapid rate—there were two vehicles—I knew the deceased, Williams, merely by passing the door—I never spoke to him, but I had frequently seen him—I did not see him that night until after he had been run over, when he was carried by my door by two men—I did not see him run over—I par
<lb/>ticularly noticed that the carts were going at a very rapid rate indeed; I should say they could not go faster—the prisoner was driving one of the carts; he was in about the middle of the road—the Globe-road is very nar
<lb/>row; it is sixteen feet wide within a few inches, under or over—there is a crossing at the end of the lane, where persons are in the habit of crossing over; that is along the Mile-end-road—I did not hear the prisoner or any other person hallooing or shouting; I consider they were all tipsy—they were singing and hallooing as they passed my door—I can't say how long it was after they passed my door that I saw the deceased carried by; he was taken to the doctor's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were the carts driving towards Mile-end-road or from it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Towards it, coming down the road from Globe-road into Mile-end-road—the accident must have occurred almost immediately after they passed my house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-146" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BACON</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Albany-street, Whitehorse-lane, close to Mile-end-road—I was in the neighbourhood of Mile-end-road on
<hi rend="italic">Boxing</hi> night—I was at that part of Mile-end-road where Globe-road comes into it—it was about half-past 5 o'clock—I saw the prisoner coming down Globe-lane driving a cart—I was standing right in the middle of the pavement, some distance from Mrs. Jones's house, nearer the Mile-end-road—I saw the deceased man, Williams, cross the crossing at the bottom of the road; he was just against the gutter at the end of the kerb—he was in the Mile
<lb/>end-road, going to cross to the other side—when he was crossing the prisoner sung out two or three times to get out of the way; he was then about fif
<lb/>teen or sixteen yards off—as far as I could see the prisoner tried to pull up as quickly as he could, but it is a great deal down hill there—when he got to the crossing the shaft of the cart knocked the old gentleman down—I saw that—I should say the horse was going from six to seven miles an hour, as near as I could say—I have not been accustomed to driving—I saw the shaft of the cart knock the old gentleman down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not the prisoner call out to get out of the way several times?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, two or three times, while he was fifteen or sixteen yards away—I distinctly saw him try to pull the horse up as well as he could—it was a costermonger's cart; I did not see any other cart—it was not a heavy cart.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is Globe-lane on the descent?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I was coming from Whitehorse-lane across Mile-end-road, going to Globe-lane, on the same side as Mrs. Jones's house—I had not got so far as Mrs. Jones's—I was a very</p>
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<p>few yards from the corner of the Mile-end-road—I only saw one cart; I was coming in the same direction as the cart—I crossed Mile-end-road, and the cart was coming down Globe-lane, and met me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640229-name-147" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-147" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 471). On 26th December, about half-past 5 in the afternoon, I was standing in the Mile-end-road, not on duty—there is a smartish slope from Globe-road into Mile-end-road—I saw two carts coming down Globe-road one after another—the prisoner was with the first cart; they were coming at a pretty good pace—I was standing at the south side of Mile-end-road, about twenty yards from where the deceased was, exactly opposite the Globe-road—the carts were coming down on the north side; I might be about twenty yards from the crossing—I saw the cart the prisoner was driving; it might have been twenty or thirty yards before it reached the crossing—I took particular notice of the cart coming down; I was watching him when he came through the mob of people that were pass
<lb/>ing, and I saw the deceased fall—the prisoner pulled up directly the man was knocked down—there were a great number of persons about; it was on the Saturday night after Christmas, and a great number of persons were passing—I should not like to say any particular pace at which the prisoner was driving, because I am not much of a judge, but he was going at a pretty fast trot.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You would not say it was furious driving?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—the prisoner's cart was coming towards me—I heard him call out once or twice—I can't say what he called out; I heard him hallooing to get out of the way.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Look at that paper and see if that sketch is at all like the position of the roads?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the prisoner's cart was not much ahead; the other appeared to be close after it—I don't think they had got abreast of each other before I saw the man knocked down; the prisoner's cart was first then—he pulled up directly the man was knocked down—there were persons passing to and fro athwart the crossing, right across the road both ways—the prisoner kept on the outside of the crowd—Globe-lane ends at Mile-end-road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-148" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a cab-driver, and live at 3, East-street, Globe-fields, Mile-end-road—on the evening of 26th December my father was brought to my house—his clothes were covered with mud—with the assis
<lb/>tance of two men I carried him upstairs and undressed him, and sent for a doctor—he had a wound on his left leg below the knee, and he complained of great pain in his right hip—he remained at my house till the 29th Janu
<lb/>ary, when he died—he was confined to his bed the whole of that time, except that for the first three weeks we got him out of bed every day to have his bed made, but after that time he gradually sank, and we could not get him out of bed—I had seen him about 12 o'clock on 26th December; he was then in perfect health.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You had one doctor to him for a fortnight, had you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he was within a few days of seventy-three years of age—he had been a permit-writer in the Excise, and had been superannuated for thirteen years—he was in the habit of walking about every day—on this day he had a carpet-bag with him; he had been to market—Dr. Atkins attended him for the first fortnight—he took very little substance; he mostly subsisted on wine and brandy, and so forth—he took no sort of substance from the time of the accident—he did not swallow two mouthfuls of food; he lived on nothing else but wine and brandy—that was by the doctor's direction—he took but little brandy, but sometimes he would drink a pint</p>
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<p>of wine or more during the twenty-four hours—the brandy was given to him diluted with cold water.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYDD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he an active man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Wonderfully so; quite as capable of moving about as myself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18640229-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18640229-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-149" type="given" value="AARON"/>AARON ATKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, and practice in the east end of London—I was called in to see the deceased on 26th December, about 5 in the evening—he had a lacerated and contused wound of about three inches long on the front surface of the left leg just above the ancle—he complained of considerable pain over the right hip, but there was no external appearance of bruise—the injury to the leg was such as would be caused by being run over; it struck me from what I heard, that the shaft of the cart might have struck him in the hip—I continued to attend him for nearly a fortnight—during the first two or three days he progressed favourably—I had known him for some years—his health was good prior to the accident—he was an active healthy man for his age—after the lapse of two or three days the wound assumed a very unhealthy cha
<lb/>racter—there was effusion under the skin, and sloughing; erysipelas set in which extended up the leg to the knee, and ultimately to the hip, and from that time he rapidly grew worse day by day—I did not order the stimulants until after he became exhausted from the sloughing—I don't know the date of my last visit to him, but I think it was one day within the fortnight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you order him to take as much as a pint of wine or more a day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not order him any given quantity till he began to sink—that was after—the two or three days, when erysipetal inflammation set in, and when the sloughing and discharge were going on—I directed a wine
<lb/>glassful about every four hours—I attended him daily—I had an opportunity of seeing what effect the stimulants had upon him—they have a very different effect upon a man when he is in suffering than they have at other times—a pint of wine would not be too much for him—I have seen a man take a quart of brandy in a night—this man's friends complained that there was a difficulty in getting him to take anything, and I pressed it upon them—I don't think it would have a considerable effect upon the muscles of the brain—I don't think it would account for the effusion—it was serous effusion.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Might that result from extreme debility?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It might—I saw nothing about the tongue or the action of the pulse to show that the stimulant was producing any injurious effects.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-150" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the College of Surgeons—I was called to see the deceased on 8th January—I found him in a very low state, with excessive sloughing of the left leg, and extended erysipelas as far as the upper part of the thigh—I continued to attend him till 29th January, the day of his death—he was very low, and required to be sus
<lb/>tained by beef tea and wine, and those kind of things—I made a post
<lb/>mortem examination of his body—I found all the organs of the abdomen and chest in a healthy state, particularly so for a man of his age—there were some slight adhesions of the pleura, showing some former trifling mis
<lb/>chief, but nothing of any consequence—upon examining the brain there was serous effusion to the extent of three ounces—I have heard the account of the accident from the witnesses—the wound and the subsequent conse
<lb/>quences were such as I should have expected from such an accident—the effusion of blood on the brain, I consider, was the product of irritative fever, and mischief which he had been enduring for five weeks, as the result of the accident.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you enabled to form an opinion whether what you saw</p>
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<p>on the whole might be attributable to natural causes, or to some violence, however applied?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is impossible to say; effusion of the brain some
<lb/>times occurs from natural causes—I think what I saw was the result of irritation caused by violence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you able to form an opinion as to the length of time this effusion had lasted?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should say it did not occur in the earlier part of his illness, because he was so extremely conscious of everything that was going on—he did not seem to labour under any bad effects—I should say it had been gradually coming on for three or four days perhaps—if I had not heard of any accident, I should have said it might or might not be attributable to natural causes—by serous effusion I mean watery effusion on the brain—that produces unconsciousness—for the last two or three days he required to be raised in order to understand, but at the first part of his illness he was clear and collected; the unconsciousness came on during the last day or two—I will not say that was entirely attributable to the acci
<lb/>dent; it might or might not be—under the circumstances, I consider the serous effusion was attributable to the accident—if I had not heard of the accident, I should have said it might have been entirely independent of any accident—I am not able positively to say that the one was a natural sequence of the other—in a person of his age it would be more likely to occur from natural causes—it arises from weakness of the vessels of the brain; they grow weak as we grow older—I desired beef tea to be given—I did not order so much as a pint of wine to be administered, but a large quantity was necessary to sustain life with his feeble powers—both beef tea and wine were necessary—I did not attend him at the same time as Mr. Atkins—I desired him to continue the wine-glass of wine every four hours—if they had given him a pint a day it would not have been too much—if they had told me they had given him a pint and more, besides brandy, I should perhaps have said it was too much: if it was much more than a pint, a glass or two more would not have been too much, or a glass or two of brandy be
<lb/>sides; in fact, he required the stimulant to keep him in existence—latterly, for the last few days, I believe he rejected almost everything—I don't think too much was given to him—too much stimulant might, in certain cases, account for effusion on the brain.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would it account for serous effusion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It might—a patient suffering from sloughing might take with safety stimulants that would not be given to another patient—I had no reason to suppose, from the action of the pulse or the tongue, that he bad taken more than enough—the abdomen was in a healthy state, and also the chest—looking at that fact, and at the lacerated wound on the leg, I consider the serous effusion was the result of the accident—I should have said it arose from some accident even if I had never heard of this accident, and that the ordinary course of life had been interfered with by some calamity.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-339-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>alley—he was stopped by the people coming the other way, and I put my hand on him at once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where had you come from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From London-bridge station, where I had been to see a son off for India—I had walked over the bridge—I looked at my watch in the station both before and after the train left—I passed my hand along the chain, and as it was approaching the end I felt it snap—when I accused him he said, "You accuse me of taking your watch, good God! I take your watch! the man who has taken it has gone on before, and I am running after him"—there was no one running before him so far as I could see—I did not hear anybody call out, "Stop thief!"—Newgate-street was rather clear; there were a few people.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you looked at your watch at the London-bridge station, was it attached to your chain?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and I saw my chain after
<lb/>wards in its proper position—nobody was within reach of the utmost length of my chain—I am certain the prisoner is the person—it took longer than such things are said to do, because it was an old-fashioned watch with a swivel loop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM RIPPORTH CRAWFORD"/>WILLIAM RIPPORTH CRAWFORD MERRINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am a son of the last witness, and am also a clerk in the Bank of England—I was with him in Newgate-street, and saw some men on the path looking for something—I heard the expression, "Oh, you have knocked a half-crown out of my hand"—the prisoner passed between us and the men who were looking for the money, and before he crossed I noticed that my father's watch chain was hooked into the prisoner's coat button, my father disengaging it, and the prisoner's hand disengaging it also, as I thought, and next I saw the chain hanging down without the watch—the prisoner ran away as fast as he could—I ran after him, and kept him in view, except for half a second, in turning the corner of Pannier-alley, and he was stopped in about ten seconds, and before he got out of the alley—he was then still running—he had on a cape—I am certain he is the person who ran against my father in Newgate-street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many persons were collected on the pavement where the money was lost?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Four or five, but I did not notice them much—we and they had the pavement all to ourselves, I think—no person was nearer to my father than the prisoner, I believe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-155" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TURNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 266). On 25th February I took the prisoner in Pannier-alley, Newgate-street—I told him the charge—he said that he was not guilty.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-340-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-340-18640229 t18640229-340-punishment-41"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 191). On 11th February, about 1 o'clock in the afternoon, I was on my beat at Notting-hill, and saw the two prisoners and another man, in Vicarage-gardens—they had nothing with them then, but they were looking down the areas—about half-past 2 I met them in conversation, and walking very fast—Day had a bundle under his arm—I went across the road, and said, "What is this?"—Day immediately threw down a tea-pot out of a handkerchief, and ran away with the handkerchief in his hand—the other two ran in different directions—I followed Day, calling "Stop thief!"—he was stopped by a young man, and I took him in custody—he said that he picked the tea-pot up in the road—I saw Lee at the station on the 24th with a man in plain clothes, whom I had not previously seen, and identified him immediately—I did not know him by sight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHARTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many times did you see them together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Twice—I stated so at the Police-court, but I believe it is not in my deposition—the deposition was read over to me, and I did not object to its not being in—Day ran down a turning which was no thoroughfare, dodged me about, got past me, and ran a hundred yards—he ran about three hundred yards altogether.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who brought Lee to the station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was a constable there in plain clothes—I was not aware he was a constable, but I found out afterwards that he was—I spoke to the man who brought Lee in first—he said that they had brought a man, and I met them at the door—I had never seen either of them before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-160" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am a cellarman of 45, New Compton-street, Soho—on 11th February, a little after 2 o'clock, I was on the Ladbrook-road, Notting-hill, and saw Greenaway cross to Day, who threw down a tea-pot, and ran away—I picked it up, and followed them—I stopped the prisoner after he had got away from the constable five or eight minutes after the tea
<lb/>pot was dropped—I did not lose sight of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you delay him till the constable came up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he said that he would hit me if I did not let him go—I saw two more men running at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHARTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far did Day run?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between three and four hundred yards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-161" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA DYSON</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Colonel Thomas Jamieson, of 30, Kensington-park-gardens—this tea-pot is his property—I saw it safe in the pantry between 10 and 11 o'clock on the morning of 11th February, and missed it between 3 and 4 in the afternoon—the pantry is close by the area—I saw that the area door had been opened between 1 and 2, which was not usual.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 322). On 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> February I saw Lee, about 10 o'clock at night, at the Gloucester Arms public-house, Chelsea—he turned his back to me—I took hold of him, and told him I should take him for being concerned in stealing a tea-pot with a man named Durkin, I said, but I meant to say Day—he said, "It is no more than I expected, but, so help me God, I am innocent.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640229-342-offence-1 t18640229-name-164"/>Henry Holmyard</persName>, and stealing therein 4 coats, 8 umbrellas, and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640229-342-offence-1 t18640229-name-165"/>George Perry</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRANTHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-166" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor of 62, King's-cross-road, and have a shop at No. 4—on 16th February I locked up all the doors, and left for the night—about half-past 3 next morning, I was sent for, and found the shop in great confusion—eight umbrellas had been taken from the window, and laid on the counter for removal—this coat was taken out of the window, and another was lying on the floor—they are mine—the shop and gas-pipes were damaged, and the fan light over the door broken, which I had locked before leaving.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-167" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES KEMBER</persName> </hi>. I am an apprentice to the last witness—I sleep in the back shop—I heard a noise in the passage, but waited till the person got to the door of the back shop, thinking it was one of the men—I said, "Is that you, Charley?"—he did not answer—I said, "Is that you, Charley?" he said, "Yes"—it did not sound like the workman's voice, and I went out and found the prisoner in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHARTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, it was dark—I guess that it was him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-168" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BRICE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 87). I was on duty in King's-cross-road, and heard a noise at No. 4—I stopped a minute, heard the lock open, and the prisoner ran out—I asked him what he was doing—he said that he had just come home from a concert—I took him back to the shop, and found it open—I called the inmates up, and sent for Mr. Perry, who identified the clothes—the entrance had been made over the fan light.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he open the door and come out, or did you find him in the street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was inside and came out—I was outside waiting for him—the door opens into the shop, and the hinges are on the right hand—I was standing against the door-post because I heard some one there—when the prisoner came out he tried to get away, but I stopped him at the door—he turned to his left, and ran into my arms—I asked him where the concert was, but ho did not tell me—there are concert rooms not a great way off—there was no concert that night—I said at the police-station that I saw the prisoner come out at the door, not that I met him in the street—there is no inspector or Serjeant here who was present when I mentioned it—Inspector Potter was there, and Mr. Perry.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE PERRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear what was stated by this witness at the station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he distinctly stated that he was standing at the door as the prisoner ran out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-342-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted of burglary at this Court in March</hi>, 1856;
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-342-18640229 t18640229-342-punishment-43"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE PHILLIPS</hi> (34)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18640229-343-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 60 postage labels, 60 pieces of paper, and 2 gas burners, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18640229-343-offence-1 t18640229-name-170"/>Thomas Lawrence Forbes</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-171" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Smith, and am housekeeper to Mr. Forbes, at 115, Rood-lane—on 1st February, a little before 8, two persons came to Mr. Forbes's office—the prisoner was one of them—they came to the street door and asked me what time Mr. Forbes came—I said, "About half-past 9"—they said, "We have come to examine the gas-burners, as they do not burn very bright"—I said it was very strange Mr. Forbs had not mentioned it to me when he went away on Saturday—the other man then aid, "Oh! we received a letter late on Saturday night, or else we ought to have been here before"—I went up stairs with them to the second floor, where Mr. Forbes's office is, and the other man took off his coat and put it on the desk—he then took a small instrument out of his pocket, and undid one of the gas burners, unscrewed it, and took it off—the prisoner stood by the iron safe, close to the door—whilst there my little girl came in and said the street door was not closed—I went down to shut it, and when I came up again the other man had the two burners in his hand—he said, "Tell Mr. Forbes the gas burners are only corroded, he won't require new ones; we will bring them back in an hour"—I then let them out of the street door—after that Mr. Ritchie, Mr. Forbes's clerk, came, and then it was discovered that two desks and a cabinet had been broken open—I next saw the prisoner at Seething-lane about two hours afterwards—I knew him to be the same man in an instant—I am positive now that he is the man—I knew him the moment I saw him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe you were not always quite so certain?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know about that—I am positive in this case I always felt as certain—I was taken by the constable to Seething-lane to see this man—I gave him a description of the men first—the constable said, "Walk in; do you know that man?" and I said, "Yes"—he was then standing in the station by the policeman—I was not examined twice—the Lord Mayor called me back and asked me if I was certain that was the man, and I said I was—Ann Smith is my daughter—I know the man was a dark man, but I did not notice whether he had a moustache or not; he had dark whiskers, I know.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see his face?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I saw sufficient of him to recognise him again—I am positive I am not wrong.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-172" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother at 115, Rood lane, and am thirteen years old—I went into Mr. Forbes's office on this morning to tell her the door was open—I looked into the room and saw two gentlemen—the prisoner is one of them; I am quite sure he is the man—I did not notice whether he had any hair on his upper lip—I saw him take the burner off against the iron safe, and I then went up stairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did a policeman take you anywhere to see the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, to the Mansion-house, and I saw the prisoner with a lot more men at the bar—I thought he was not the man then, but now I am sure he is the man—it was when he was put to the bar that I thought he was, because he had changed his coat.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What kind of coat had he on when you first saw him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Something like the one he has now, but not that one—I am quite sure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-173" type="given" value="THOMAS JOHN"/>THOMAS JOHN HOOPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 502). The prisoner was given into my custody by a Mr. Ellis, at No. 32, Gracechurch-street, on the ground
<lb/>floor, for entering his house for an unlawful purpose—I searched the prisoner, and found on him a packet of pen holders, seventeen boxes of steel pens, some pencils, 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, and a screw-driver, which the other constable has.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Has he the coat on now which he had on when you took him in custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe he has—I think he has been shaved—I did not take him to Newgate, I took him to the Mansion-house—he bears very much the same appearance as he did then—he had not a large mou
<lb/>stache when I took him; it was about three days' growth—I took the screw-driver out of his coat-lining behind—there is a hole through the pocket of his coat—I did not notice any hole in the lining; the screw-driver was between the cloth and the lining—he has the same coat on now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What day did you take him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On 1st February, about 10 in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-174" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BANYARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 562). I examined the desks at Mr. Forbes's office—I took this screw-driver with me, and examined some marks on the desk with the instrument—on three distinct places the indents were the same size as this screw-driver would make; it is a very sharp screw-driver—I tried the depth of the indents, and they tallied; it made exactly the same marks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Any instrument of the same size would make the same marks, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I cannot say that this is the instrument that did it—there are plenty of this size.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is not this rather a singular tool?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is a very good one—I have had it examined by some makers, and they say it is a very good one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-175" type="given" value="THOMAS LAURENCE"/>THOMAS LAURENCE FORBES</persName> </hi>. I am an insurance-broker, 115, Rood-lane—I did not on 1st February, or before that, give any authority to any person to go to my office and remove gas-burners—on arriving there on the Monday morning, I found my housekeeper and clerk in my room—I found two desks and a cabinet had been broken open—five shillings'-worth of postage and receipt stamps had been taken out of one desk—I did not miss anything else that I am aware of—I have not seen anything of the stamps since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-176" type="given" value="EDWARD WILLIAM"/>EDWARD WILLIAM ELLIS</persName> </hi>. I gave the prisoner into custody for being in my private office; I am quite sure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you in your office at the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he opened the door—I asked him what he wanted—he said, "Do you want any steel pens?" and as I have been robbed eight or nine times during the last two years, I gave him into custody—Rood-lane is two or three hundred yards from Gracechurch-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the following Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18640229-name-177" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN VICKERS</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Richards, who keeps the Garibaldi beer-shop, Old Nichol-street, Shoreditch—I heard of the prisoner's being taken into custody on Wednesday, 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> February, and went to the Mansion-house, on Monday the 8th, and was examined ther