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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>HALE, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court.</p>
<p>VOLUME LXI.</p>
<p>SESSION I. TO VI.</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, November 21st, 1864, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WARREN STORMES HALE, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE BRAMWELL</hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN BARNARD BYLES</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">DAVID SALOMONS</hi>, Esq., M. P.;
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-1" type="given" value="WILLIAM ANDERSON"/>WILLIAM ANDERSON ROSE</persName> </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">JOHN JOSEPH MECHI</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY HEDLEY WATERLOW</hi>, Esq.; and
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-2" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq., Judge of the Sheriffs' 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">THOMAS DAKIN</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-4" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SEPTIMUS DAVIDSON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY DE JERSEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HALE, MAYOR. FIRST 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, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR LAW</hi> (32)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-6" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GILFS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Agra and Masterman's Bank, Nicholas-lane—the 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> City of London Volunteer Rifle Corps, keep an account there—Major Richards, one of the Finance Committee, was in the habit of signing some of the cheques—this order was presented at our bank on 6th August, and I delivered to the person who presented it a cheque book containing sixty blank cheques, all marked M, 932—the person signed for the cheque book in the register—it was not the prisoner—these five cheques (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are part of the book I delivered—this one for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid on 8th August; this for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 10th August, another for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 17th, another for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 22
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and one for 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 30th August—I paid the 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and the 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. myself; for the 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I gave two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, Nos. 28,865 and 28,866, and four sovereigns (
<hi rend="italic">One of the notes was endorsed, "T. Turner</hi>, 5,
<hi rend="italic">Liverpool-street, and the other, Webster, Canterbury; Wilson</hi>, 75,
<hi rend="italic">Hackney-road</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you aware whether any of that writing on them is in my hand?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know your writing—I paid them to a young man of seventeen or eighteen—I should know him again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-7" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED RICHARDS</persName> </hi>. I am colonel of the 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> London Rifle Corps—the prisoner was orderly clerk to the corps till March, 1863, when he ceased to have any connexion with it—we kept our account at the Agra and Masterman's Bank—this order is neither written by me or by my authority, nor are these five cheques—I am acquainted with the prisoner's writing; it varies very much—he writes one hand one day, and a different hand another—I have several letters of his, and my impression is that these five cheques and this order are his writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it only on comparison, or is it from the knowledge you have of his writing previously?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From both—the knowledge I have of his writing is through his letters—I have seen him write, and have communicated with him on those letters—I have had a great many letters from him since he ceased to be a member of the corps.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Can you produce any writing of mine which resembles it at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; this letter of April 7th, 1863, resembles it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I was aware that you were ill at that time—I received one or two other letters at that time, which purported to be written for you—I was formerly in the habit of signing drill-cards for the men—I remember being sued by a tailor for a bill for clothing for the band—it was a regimental bill—the corps was in debt to the tailor, and I was sued for the money, which was afterwards subscribed for by the officers, myself included.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-8" type="given" value="ROBERT PETER"/>ROBERT PETER LAURIE</persName> </hi>. I am an officer of the London Rifle Volunteer Corps—the prisoner was orderly clerk for a considerable time, and ceased to be in the employment of the corps in March, 1863—during all that time I was in the habit of signing cheques as a member of the Finance Committee, with Major Richards—in May, 1863, a new Finance Committee was formed—I then ceased to be a member, and signed no cheques—these five cheques were not signed by me or by my authority, nor do they purport to be—I believe this order for the cheque-book to be in the prisoner's writing—I have frequently seen him write—I have no belief as to the signatures of the cheques; they are a very bad imitation of my writing, which I should detect in a moment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Can you produce any writing of mine which resembles, it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I ground my belief on constantly seeing your writing—I believe I have seen you write a name similar to this—I command a company of the regiment—I am major now—I have written company orders on the walls of the room, and my signature is well known to many of the men—I was never told by Sergeant-Major Hunt that on leaving the office you were short in your accounts, but I was told so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-9" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BRETT</persName> </hi>. I live at Peckham Lodge, and am an officer of the 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> London Rifle Corps—I had frequent opportunities of seeing the prisoner write, and of becoming acquainted with his writing—I believe this order and also the bodies of the cheques to be written by him, but have no belief as to the signatures.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When I called at your office in Cornhill and mentioned my illness, did not you say that I had brought it on myself, and that I deserved no sympathy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did—your writing varied very much indeed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-10" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HUNT</persName> </hi>. I am sergeant-major of the 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> London Rifles—I know the prisoner—after he ceased to be orderly clerk, I took up the accounts, and since that time have always had charge of the bankers' pass-book—it was fetched away on the first of the month, unless that was Sunday—since the prisoner ceased to be orderly clerk, he has frequently been to the office—he called on me at head-quarters, 79, Farringdon-street, in July last, and asked me how I kept my accounts—I said, "Very simply; merely a debtor and creditor account," and I opened the drawer, took out the book, and. showed him—he said, "Suppose you want a cheque?"—I said, "Well, I get it signed and draw it"—he said, "Suppose the bankers' book is at the banker', and you want to know how much money there is at the bank?"—I said, "The cheque-book is always in my possession, and I know at any time"—he thanked me, and retired—previously to that he had been very ill, and recovered—he then came and asked me how I got on with the accounts—I showed him how I kept them, and that they were checked on the first of every month by Captain Brett, so that he was in full possession of how I kept the accounts—I recollect his coming a day or two before 6th August, he brought a letter for the adjutant, who came and spoke to him, and then retired to his room—the prisoner then asked me if I would oblige</p>
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<p>him with a sheet of note-paper—I did so—it was the common note-paper used in the office—I asked him if he required an envelope—he said, "No"—he did not write on the paper, but folded it up, put it in his pocket, and retired—I believe the paper on which the order is written to be the same sheet, it is exactly similar to the paper which was then in use—I have seen the prisoner write many times, and believe the order to be his writing—I have seen him write the signature of Major. Richards, so that I could scarcely know it—I know Major Richards' writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You said at the Mansion House that you knew that sheet of paper by the water-mark, did you notice the water-mark before you gave me the paper?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I looked over the accounts when you were ill—Mr. Farley wrote up your accounts and not me—on one or two occasions you have been indebted to me for a sheet of paper or an envelope—Colonel Laurie introduced me to the corps—I am not certain who wrote the receipt for 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. which I brought to you in. bed but I believe it was Mr. Laurie—you write so many hands that it is difficult to say, but I believe this order for a cheque book is in your writing, I can produce writing of yours like it—the committee meetings of the members, of the corps have sometimes been held at the office, but not always—I met you in Farringdon-street about four months ago, and said that I had been looking for you, as I wanted you to write a document—that document was connected with the promotion of Major Richards—I told you that a number of the men were getting up a petition for him to be Colonel—I signed it and others did—I have frequently seen old cheques hanging up in the office within reach of anybody, at the time you had charge of them, but not since—they were put under look and key when you left—on 1st December the pass-book showed a deficit, including what has been drawn by false cheques.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-11" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER MILNE</persName> </hi>. I am armourer of the corps and reside at the headquarters, Farringdon-street—I was there during the whole time the prisoner was there—I have seen him write—this order is not like his general writing, but he wrote in many different ways—my belief is that it is his writing, founded on what I have seen him write—the bodies of these cheques I also believe to be his—he never borrowed money of me, but I have given him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or a 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. because I thought him very badly off—I am not sure whether it was in April or May—he seemed to be in bad circumstances by his appearance generally.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you recollect in the first week in August my receiving an envelope from Mr. Hunt, and addressing it in your presence.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I believe I was present then—I believe he then asked you whether you wanted a sheet of note paper—you appeared respectable in the middle of July, when you went with me and Mr. Spriston and paid for a pint of stout—I remember Gardener, a member of the corps, being tried—I do not know whether it was at the Middlesex Sessions—he has often been in the office—I have not seen him write for Mr. Hunt or address envelopes—he was only there as a member of the corps, which he still is—the rifles belong to government, and several of them are missing, but whether members have gone away with them I cannot tell.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-12" type="given" value="HARIETTE"/>HARIETTE MILNE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness, and have known the prisoner—on Saturday, 6th August, the Rifles left town for Harwich, at 6 o'clock in the morning—about 10 o'clock that morning prisoner came to head-quarters, he stayed in my room about half an hour—I bade him goodbye and he left—I went out, and in 10 minutes came back and saw him there again—he did not explain what he was doing but went away—he came.</p>
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<p>again at a little past 1 o'clock and asked for a ticket for one of the corps to
<hi rend="italic">go</hi> to Harwich—he was accompanied by another young man who I thought the ticket was for, who was about 18 years old and fair—I did not know him as a member of the corps—I said that there were no tickets in the place, and never were any after the men went away. I may have said that it was the same as it was when he was there—he said that they could not go—I met him again that week, but he merely asked me how I was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you clean the office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I cannot say that I ever saw any cheques there, hung up on files.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-13" type="given" value="ELSPETH JANE"/>ELSPETH JANE MILNE</persName> </hi>. I am a daughter of the last witness—on the day the Rifles went to Harwich the prisoner went up to my mother's room about 10 o'clock, and not long after he had left, I saw him on the opposite side of the way walking about—about half an hour after my mother went out, he came and stood on the stairs and asked me for a quill pen—I was not able to give him one—the office was then locked up, but I think the keys were up stairs in the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you recollect your sister Charlotte telling your mother that she had seen me that morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and she went out and told you to come up stairs—when she went to Farringdon-market you went down stairs with her—you waited till she came back, and then she went to Newgate market.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When he asked you for the quill, where was your mother?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She had gone to Farringdon-market.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-14" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY JONES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Joseph Jones, of 1, Owen's-court, Goswell-road—the prisoner came to lodge with us a fortnight after Easter and left three months last Wednesday—I used to call him "Lane"—he had his wife with him, she said that he was a clerk—they appeared respectable, but not well off—he used to go out after dinner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When I left your house did I go to Remmington-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I called there several times—I never saw you with any money—you paid me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-15" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BELCHER</persName> </hi>. I live at 31, Remmington-street, City-road—the prisoner and a woman came to lodge with me on 24th August—I do not know at what time he used to go out, as I have a business, but I used to see him come home in the evening—they were only there three weeks—I saw very little of them—they went by the name of Lane.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-16" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I lived with the prisoner at Mrs. Jones's, Owen's-court—we passed as Mr. and Mrs. Lane—we afterwards removed to Remmington-street, I cannot remember the date—on 30th or 31st August I bought a silk jacket at Mr. Smith's, a draper, of Middle-row, Holborn, for a guinea—I got this invoice at the time—I paid with a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, which a gentleman gave me; you all know what I am—the gentleman is not in Court to-day—I had it as a present—the prisoner did not give it me—I never saw him with anything more than gold and silver—he has always had gold and silver for the four years I have known him—he has never been without—I lived more than two years with him, and was living with him in Remmington-street up to the time he was taken—I showed him the jacket—he did not know that I was going to buy it till I brought it home—I can swear that the prisoner is not the person from whom I received the
<hi rend="italic">£5.</hi> note—I do not know that he has a companion, a young man of 18, of fair complexion—I do not notice their complexions, and I do not know dark or fair—I did not see him with a man of fair complexion when I showed him the mantle: he was alone and nobody else saw it—he went out that day, it might be at</p>
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<p>ten, or four, or six; when he went out I used to go out. Mr. Wilson, whose name is on the back of this note, is the gentleman who gave it me I wrote his name—this is my writing. Mr. Wilson gave it me on the morning of the day I bought the jacket—I should not know him again, but he gave it me as a present, what for Mr. Funnell will explain—I met Mr. Wilson in Oxford-street, and was with him two hours—I cannot tell you where he lives—if I were a gentleman tomorrow I would not tell a lady where I lived on such an occasion—I have never been to the head-quarters of the corps—I did go to the private residence of Colonel Richards when my poor dear fellow lay on a bed of fever—I went for my office money, and he said that it was through being in public-houses, I said that it was false. I have also been to Mr. Laurie for my office money for cleaning the office—the prisoner was not in very bad circumstances up to July—I did go and ask for money, and say that lie was almost starving, that was when I had spent a great deal; through his being ill, I was rather low.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were you very well acquainted with the Milne, family and Sergeant-major Hunt for several years.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I may have been in the company of most of the officers of the corps, I should not know any difference—in March, 1863, when you were very ill, I went to the office and asked Major Hunt for your policy of insurance which was about to expire—he would not give it to me, but one of the officers took it in hand and found it for me—Sergeant-major Hunt was not friendly to me, he was not on good terms even, there was a prejudice—one of the sergeants of the regiment wrote a character for me—the sergeants know me, but I will not know them—I have received two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes within the last three months. On 13th August I went to the Isle of Wight for two or three days—I did not tell you where I was going till I came home—a week afterwards I showed you a note with a number of names on it—I made the party who gave it to me put his name on it—he wrote something, I do not know what name it is—a week or two after we went to Remmington-street, a cab came to the door at 12 o'clock at night—two gentlemen belonging to me were in it—I was out and came up to the door just as they were going away—it was one of those gentlemen who gave me the latter 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, I went to the Isle of Wight with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean the note that you bought the jacket with.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, that was bought with the note I received in Oxford-street, this one—this "Mr. Wilson" is my writing—the gentleman would not put his name on it, but told me to use his name, and I wrote his name down—this one with a number of names on it, is the one I received in the Isle of Wight—I changed that at Mr. Chapman's; I think the name is the Sportsman, in the City-road, opposite a china shop and next door to a church—the prisoner has not been in any employment this year—the prisoner is not to be liable for what I do; I am a lady, getting my living honestly and plenty of money if they will give it to me, and if they do not they will not have me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-17" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of Mr. Smith, draper, of Middle-row, Holborn—I could not swear to seeing the last witness at our shop on 30th or 31st August—this invoice is my writing—looking at that I can say that I sold a silk jacket to a young woman and gave that invoice—the price was 21
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I received a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in payment—I gave it to the young lady to put her address on it, and then gave it to Mr. Smith, who endorsed his name on it—this is the note—I saw the female write the name on the back.</p>
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<p>31st August my shopman handed me this 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I can't say on what day I received it; I paid it in to the bank on the 31st.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>). On 15th September I took the prisoner into custody, at 31, Remmington-street, City-road—he had a leather bag there—I asked him if the bag belonged to him—he said yes—I took these papers from a side pocket in the bag—I said "Are these yours?"—he said, "Yes, they are all mine"—there were a good many more than these—amongst them is a letter addressed to Corporal Law from Colonel Richards—I told him the charge—he said he knew nothing about it—I found 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on him—I also found in the same room another sum of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that was claimed by Mary Ann Knight—I gave it up to her—I found this invoice of the jacket amongst the papers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you see the two notes, the proceeds of the 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, the other note was paid for a watch—I have not found out the purchaser of the watch—the shopman who sold it told me he should know the party again to whom he sold it—this note has on it, "T. Turner, 5, Liverpool-street,"—I have been to that address; there was no such person living there—this note has not been traced to your possession.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These letters are in my hand
<lb/>writing, this is a note of dismissal which I sent to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in a long address commented upon the facts, and insisted that the evidence of Mary Ann Knight entirely exonerated him from the charge.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There were other indictments against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Perfectly—I had been down to Whitechapel on business, and left there about 6—I treated the prisoner because she asked me—the first time I saw the men was after coming out of the public-house—at the time the watch was being taken, I had not been taking any liberties with the prisoner—she did not say, "Here is a policeman coming," and then go away—I saw the watch in her hand—she returned it to me before the policeman came up—I had not taken it out of my pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 121). I met the prisoner in Church-passage—she ran into my arms—she said, "This is a pretty thing, this person charges me with stealing his watch"—the prosecutor and several persons were behind her—I said, "Where is the watch?"—the prosecutor said, "She has just given it to me, here it is"—I took her to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where did you see the prosecutor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About three yards behind her—he was quite sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-2-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*†—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the money of
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">defended</hi>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-30" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HALL</persName> </hi>. I am a coach-builder, of 49, Shouldham-street, Bryanston-square—I was in the Old Bailey last Monday, the morning of Muller's execution, about a quarter to 9—I had 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver and a latch-key loose in my pocket—I kept my hand in the pocket where the silver was—while my hand was there my hat was knocked off, I don't know who by—I took my hand out of my pocket to catch my hat—I saw the prisoners—I caught Shaw's hand in my pocket—I caught hold of it, but could not hold it—I saw the silver in his hand passing it to Hart and Chips—I saw him give some to each of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose there was a great crowd where you were?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—Shaw was a stranger to me—I did not give him into custody—he was taken some time afterwards, not in my presence—I went to the station and saw him there—this was before 9, as near as I can remember, a quarter to 9—I left home at half-past 7 with the 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in my pocket—I am a journeyman—I did not spend any of it—it was in my right-hand pocket—it was about 10 o'clock that I saw Shaw at the station—I was alone in the crowd—I caught Shaw's hand in my trowsers-pocket—as he was drawing it out, some of the money dropped on the pavement—I have not the least doubt of Shaw being the person—I was sober; I had had nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Chips.</hi> He took his oath that he was robbed at ten minutes to 9, and I was taken to the station at twenty-five minutes to 9, and it took us ten minutes to go there—I don't know either of the prisoners. Did you see me with Shaw?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes; I saw you all together before you picked my pocket—I did not swear to the time I was robbed—I said I could not say exactly—I saw Chips and Hart taken into custody in less than five minutes after I had lost my money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any doubt that they are the two men to whom Shaw handed the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not the least.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-31" type="given" value="GEORGE BRYCE"/>GEORGE BRYCE HAINES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 235). On the morning of Muller's execution I took Shaw into custody about half-past 9 o'clock—I searched him, and found a knife on him—the other two prisoners were brought to the station, between a quarter and half-past 9, on another charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were they searched?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were—I did not search them; I believe money was found on them—when the prosecutor came in there were seven prisoners together, and he identified the three prisoners—Shaw gave a correct address.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 82). I was on duty at the Old Bailey on the morning of Müller's execution—I saw Hart and Chips there—they were together—I took Chips into custody about a quarter to 9—I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 474). I was present when Hart was taken into custody at a quarter to 9—I searched him and found 14 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi> on him, a fourpenny piece, sixpence in silver, and the rest in halfpence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hart.</hi> He knows what I do for a living.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I have known him to be selling things about the streets this summer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">further</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. there, and that was taken—I had nearly 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. about me, but fortunately they did not get that—I had not gone to see the execution, I was only passing—when I felt the hands at my waistcoat-pocket, I looked down and Chips had the key and part of the chain in his hand—I caught hold of the chain and it broke—I had one part and he the other—they then hustled me and knocked me down; there were a great many in it, no doubt—I saw Chips and Hart, and Rayner stood by the side of me—when they knocked me down they got hold of my person, and I was never in such pain in my life—Rayner was on me when I was down—I said, "For God's sake let me get up, or I shall be murdered'—I was quite helpless—the prisoners kept close to me—I sang out "murder, police"—two constables ran to my assistance, and when I got to the barrier Rayner pretended to be my friend, but it was only a piece of hypocrisy on his part—they all attempted to run away, but the police got hold of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hart. Q.</hi> Where did I have hold of you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You did not have hold of me, you stood in front to keep me down—I don't say that you had your hand in my pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Chips. Q.</hi> Do you say that I had one part of the chain?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I saw it in your hand—you know best what became of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Rayner. Q.</hi> Did you not acknowledge at the station to my assisting you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When we got to the barrier, not before—you did not pick up my hat I and put it on my head—you helped me under the barrier.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 82). I was on duty in the Old Bailey, at a quarter to 9, on the morning of Müller's execution—I heard I cries of murder and police—I made my way to the spot as quickly as possible I and saw the three prisoners making their way through the crowd—I took I Chips into custody, took him to the prosecutor, and he identified him directly—the other two prisoners were close by, within a yard or two—they were taken into custody in my presence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you search Chips?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I found nothing on him but fivepence in coppers.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 474). At a quarter to 9 on the morning of Müller's execution I was on duty at the Old Bailey, nearly</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Rayner's Defence.</hi> I assure you I am entirely innocent of the charge; I know not these men; I was in the crowd; I assisted the prosecutor all I could when he called out; I pushed him under the barrier, and he turned round and thanked me for it; about five minutes afterwards the policeman seized me; I went voluntarily to the station and gave my name; if it had not been for me the prosecutor would have been dreadfully ill-treated.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I am satisfied in my own mind of the man who ill-treated me, but I would not swear to him—I am positive Rayner had something to do with keeping me down—it was the police coming up that made him turn round to render me a little assistance in getting under the barrier.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-4-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">further</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction in</hi> 1862.—
<hi rend="italic">A Witness deposed to his recent good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HART</hi> and
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 33
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18641121-7-offence-1 t18641121-name-48"/>William Tatham</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Six Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his money, </rs>
<hi rend="italic">having been before convicted.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common-Serjeant.</hi> </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="t18641121-name-53" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Edmunds, a hosier of Broadway, Westminster—on Saturday, 29th October, about half-past 9 in the evening, the prisoner came, and asked for three penny paper collars—he gave me a half-crown—I thought it was not good, showed it to the other assistant, and then to Mr. Edmunds—I did not lose sight of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY EDMUNDS</persName> </hi>. I am a hosier in the Broadway, Westminster—on Saturday night, 29th October, I received a bad half-crown from the last witness—I went into the shop, and asked the prisoner where he got it from—he said, "At the corner of Red Lion-street, Holborn"—I said, "Have you any more?"—he said, "I have got plenty of money"—I said, "Where</p>
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<p>do you live?"—he said, "I shan't tell you"—I said, "I shall send for an officer"—I did so, gave him into custody, marked the coin, and gave it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-55" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WATERMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, 114). The prisoner was given into my custody with this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I asked the prisoner where he got it—he said from his master, Mr. Waghorn, coach-proprietor, Rugby-yard, Lamb's Conduit-street—I asked him whether he had got any more about him—he said, "No; do you think I am such a
<hi rend="italic">flat</hi> as to have two pieces?"—I asked him whether he had any money about him—he said, "Yes, I have"—I said, "How much?"—he was then putting his band in his pocket, and I pulled it out, and there was a florin, two shillings, three sixpences, a fourpenny-piece, and 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—I asked him if he had any more—he said, "Don't you think you have got a
<hi rend="italic">flat</hi> to deal with; I know how far I can go with one piece; it will only be a remand for a week, and then
<hi rend="italic">turned up—"turned up"</hi> means discharged—on the way to the station I told him it was no use his sending me over to Lamb's Conduit-street, for I knew better—he said, "Well, if you must know, I live at No. 1, No Man's-street, and you may find it out if you can."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> My father lives at Lamb's Conduit-street. There is a person named Waghorn, a coach-proprietor, there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I went and saw Mr. Waghorn—there is such a person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—this is a bad half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-10-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted at this Court, in January</hi>, 1863,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you mark it in the shop before I went away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, with my teeth—I afterwards made another mark on it at the police-station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> No crown was taken out of my hand. Another man gave the policeman the crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-68" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN STEVENS</persName> </hi>. My father keeps a cook's shop in Weston-street, King's-cross, next door to Mr. Fell's—I assist in the shop—on Saturday night, 29th October, I saw the prisoner in our shop about 9 or half-past—he asked for a pennyworth of pudding, and gave me a shilling—I put it in the till—there were other shillings there—I gave him change, and he left—I saw him again in about two or three minutes—he asked for another pennyworth of pudding, and gave me another shilling—I bent it in the detector, and told him it was bad—he said, "Oh! is it?" and gave me a good half-crown—I gave him back the shilling I had bent, gave him the change for the half-crown, and he went away—there was a woman at the counter at the time he went out, but no man—after he left the second time, I looked in the till, and found a bad shilling lying just at the side of the till, quite close to the other money—I directly went out after the prisoner, and found him in Brewer-street, which is the first turning on the left, talking to another man—I said to the prisoner, "This is a bad shilling, that you gave me, too"—he said, "Oh! is it?" and gave me a good one—I kept the bad one in</p>
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<p>my hand, got a constable, and gave the prisoner into custody—I afterwards saw the bent shilling which I had given him, and recognised it—this is it (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not a man, with a blue pilot jacket on, come in and ask for a pennyworth of pudding, and gave you a shilling directly I came out.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not notice any such person—there was a woman there—I can't swear that another man did not come in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 216). The prisoner was given into my custody on the evening of the 29th October, about 9 o'clock, by the last witness's father—she gave me this shilling—this bent one I got from the prisoner—I asked him for it, and he gave it me out of his pocket—I searched him at the station, and found a half-crown, two shillings, three sixpences, and 1
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, all good money, and several hob nails.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I changed the sovereign at the City of York, and that is were I got the bad shilling, but I did not know it was bad. I did not run away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was farther charged with having been before convicted at this Court of uttering, in June</hi>, 1863,
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, V</hi> 347). Richards pointed out the prisoner to me—I took her back to the shop, and charged her—she said that she was an unfortunate woman, and a gentleman gave it her—she gave her name, Eliza Watson—I took her to the police-court—she was remanded, and then discharged.</p>
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<p>florin, I put it in the trier, and broke it in two—I took her by the shoulder, told her it was bad, and that it was the fellow to the one she gave me yesterday morning, and I should detain her till a constable came—she said that she did not give me one on Monday morning—she left the shop before a constable came, and I sent my servant after her, but she was not taken—I afterwards sent my servant with the broken florin to the station; she brought it back and I locked it op, and next day gave them both to D 222—the first one is in two or three pieces—I marked them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-78" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WEAVER</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Corner Pin public-house—I changed this florin, and put it in the till; there was no other florin there—I shortly afterwards looked at it in consequence of something which was said, and took it back to Mrs. Stratton—I am sure it is the same; it was the only coin in the till.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 242). Bailey pointed out the prisoner to me, but I could not take her that night; I took her the next day in Orchard-street, Westminster, and told her it was for passing a bad florin at a butcher's near Strutton-ground—she said, "You are mistaken"—Mrs. Stratton identified her—a sixpence, a penny, and two duplicates were found on her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not go into Mrs. Stratton's shop at all on Mon
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<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Two Years.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1864.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and the evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-107" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CONNELL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Duke of Cambridge—on 7th October my daughter gave me this coin—I did not ring it—I believed it to be good, and authorized her to give change for it—I gave it to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-108" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE APPELL</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Packington Arms, Packington-street, Islington—on the 7th October, about noon, the prisoner came for a glass of stout—I served him—he gave me a sovereign which I at once detected to be bad, by its appearance and ring; it had a dullish brassy sound—we had taken one previously, and this looked like it which made me tell it quicker—I showed it to Mr. Humphreys, my master—I told the prisoner it was bad; he said a good deal in his own language, and said in broken English that it was good—I asked him to leave his name and address, but he did not seem to understand what I said—I gave him back the coin and allowed him to go—he left the beer—the coin was exactly like this one produced—I did not look at the date.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-109" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ATKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, and keep the Red Cow, 4, King-street, Snow-hill—I have known the prisoner somewhat over five months—one afternoon between the 13th and 15th October, between 4 and 5 o'clock, I heard him ask my barman for change for a sovereign—I did not hear it sounded, but my wife asked me to see if it was good—I weighed it, and the weight was perfectly good, but I did not like the ring of it; it had the same sort of ring as this—I refused to change it, and gave it back to the prisoner—he said, "Oh, you no change this sovereign; it is very good, very good," and went out of the house—I had seen him at my house on many other occasions, and had changed sovereigns for him on two occasions, which I afterwards paid away—he once brought me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of good silver, and I gave him gold for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-110" type="given" value="MARIANNE"/>MARIANNE COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I keep a tobacconists shop, at 1, Railway-place, Shoreditch—on 13th October the prisoner came in, took off his hat, and said "Good morning"—I was alone; I served him with two cigars at twopence each—he tendered a sovereign, and asked for big money in change—I said that I could not give him all large money, and he asked for a half-sovereign, which I gave him, and 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver—after he left, as I thought the</p>
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<p>sovereign sounded different to the other, I examined it and tried it with nitrate of silver, And as it did not turn black, I put it on the shelf with a George sovereign, this being a Victoria—next morning Sergeant Oliver came and enquired, and I marked it and handed it to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COOK</persName> </hi>. I keep the Salisbury Arms, Camomile-street—on the evening of 13th October, the prisoner came for a glass of ale, which came to twopence—he tendered me a sovereign—I rang it on the metal, and said, "What do you call this?"—he said, "A good sovereign"—I asked him if he had any more of them—he said, "Yes, plenty"—I sent for an officer, and the prisoner became very violent—I marked it with a cross and handed it to the officer—this is it—he was very violent, both in the street and in the station, and tried to get away from the officer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIHORST</hi>. I am a British-born subject, and am perfectly conversant with the German language—I was present at the Mansion-house, and acted as interpreter for the prisoner—he made this statement in German which I interpreted—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "I will account for how I got this money. I pledged my watch, and they paid me in English money. I sold a ring for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at a coffee-house. I told them where I was residing")—that is correct.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the name of John Bevere—he spoke broken English, so I suppose he meant "Biber"—I made signs to know whether he lived in Goswell-road, and he said, "Yes" I paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver, and he gave me twopence for the ticket—I examined the sovereign; it was a genuine one, and the ring was good.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 31). Mr. Cook gave the prisoner into my charge with this sovereign—I asked him where he got it—he did not seem to understand me, but said in broken English that it was bad money—I asked him at the station where he lived, and be would not tell me—he said, "I shall give no account of myself"—I am sure he used those words—he said, "l am a watchmaker," that he had been in England nearly three months, and had had no work during that time—I found on him a purse containing 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and threepence in copper—a second purse containing two rings, a watch key, and a "charm;" a cigar-case, several papers, and some stuff which he calls tea, but it appears like flowers ground up—he had two more rings on his fingers, and a pin in his scarf—I received this sovereign from Marianne Collins on 17th October.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>). I am a detective—I received a sovereign from Eliza Connell on 9th October—I marked it—this is it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-115" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am principal of the gold weighing room at the Bank of England—this sovereign (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Cook's</hi>) is counterfeit—it seems to have been coined by a die similar to the Mint die; it is a very good imitation, and the value of the gold in it is 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the other (
<hi rend="italic">Collin's</hi>) appears to be of the same date, and as far as I can judge from the same die—they are both counterfeit, and can only be told by the ring, which approaches more to the ring of a halfpenny—by examining them very minutely, I can discover imperfections; the cross of the "A" is left out, so that it looks like an inverted "V"—it would be very difficult to detect if a person did not try it by the ring—they are both dated 1851—this one dated 1855 (
<hi rend="italic">Connell's</hi>) is of the same class, and is counterfeit—some of them are under, and some over current weight, but the difference is very minute—this sovereign found on the prisoner is good.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose you are sure that these three are all counterfeit?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They are—the making and coining of sovereigns is exclusively in the hands of the Mint—I do not think any coin is made at Birmingham by contract—if these coins contained as much gold as the genuine, but were not made by the Mint, I should call them counterfeit.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—only the copper coin is made by contract; the gold and silver is made in the Mint, and so it was in George III.'s time—the new copper currency was all struck in Birmingham—these sovereigns are not genuine—they are not struck from the Mint dies.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was not aware whether the gold pieces were genuine; I received them as good, and spent them as such. I never was aware of having put in circulation any bad money. I told him where I was living. I received the money at the pawn-shop. I pledged the watch for 31, which I can prove.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The watch was given to me. I can give a description of the man. I heard somebody say, "Stop him," so I ran away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I had the watch in my behind pocket, and I took it out and gave it to you.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No; I had searched you to find it, but you passed it behind from one hand to the other.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic"> Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Bramwell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What were you going to report him for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> For making signs, unnecessary talking, and insolence; that had not been heard—on the first occasion, I reported him for moving a prisoner from one seat to another without orders—that was about three weeks ago—the governor admonished him on that occasion—I reported him on the 9th for talking, but had not told him I should report him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it one of his tools of trade?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he might have it for several things—he was a cutter-out, and he had the use of shears—he might want a knife to sharpen a piece of slate pencil, or anything of that sort—I saw him once marking a slate with it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then you cannot say if much force was used?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Except from its effect upon him—he was very much shaken by the blow for some days afterwards—I judged that considerable force was used—the neighbourhood of the wound was undoubtedly dangerous—it was near the large vessels of the neck; the place itself was not dangerous.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Third Count</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-31-18641121 t18641121-31-punishment-31"/>Twenty Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Byles.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES EATON DE WITT</hi> (50)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DUNCAN MCLEAN WRIGHT</hi> (59)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18641121-32-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-32-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a bill of exchange for the payment of 298
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended De Witt.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-142" type="surname" value="LEECH"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-142" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD LEECH</persName> </hi>. I live at 63, Mark-lane—I entered into this agreement (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">July</hi>, 1864,
<hi rend="italic">between Richard Leech, of</hi> 63,
<hi rend="italic">Mark-lane, watchmaker, and John Stuart, of Penninyton-place, Surrey, by which the former let to the latter the second floor at</hi> 63,
<hi rend="italic">Mark-lane for</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">year, at 351. per annum</hi>)—Wright signed this name of John Stuart in De Witt's presence—Wright said that he was a commission merchant.</p>
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<persName id="t18641121-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641121-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-143" type="surname" value="WILDING"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-143" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILDING</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk and book-keeper, residing at Mary's-road, Lambeth—I have known Wright since about 1848, and De Witt since January, 1864—Wright brought me up from Liverpool in May to go into his service—De Witt used to come to the office, and they were frequently there together—"J. Stuart & Co." was painted up over the office by Wright's directions—they remained there about two months, and we went to Crutched Friars in September, where "J. Stuart & Co.," was painted over the door by De Witt's direction—this letter is in Wright's writing—I received it</p>
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<p>when I was living at the address on the envelope (
<hi rend="italic">This was directed to Thomas Taylor, Esq.</hi>, 16,
<hi rend="italic">Pennington-place, Hercules Building, London: it stated</hi>, "You can get a room for five shillings a week, which will do for both of us, Tottenham Court-road, or somewhere that way, Mr. De W. will instruct you: my money is nearly done, so the utmost economy must be used. I will go up on Monday by a cheap train, but do not know where I shall laud. You must give Mrs. Smith notice. I cannot afford what we formerly did, so look out. Mrs. W. is coming here to tea to-morrow, but cannot go to London unless you can support her. Yours, faithfully, D. M. Wright. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. enclosed. The name Wright is not to be mentioned, nothing but Stuart")—that is directed to me at Pennington-place—Wright lived at Pennington-place when he was in London. The other letter is in De Witt's writing (
<hi rend="italic">This was addressed to Mr. Thomas Taylor, Post-office, Westminster Bridge-road, Lambeth, dated</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">September, making an appointment to meet outside the office at Mark-lane at two o'clock on Wednesday, and stating that "Duncan" had left London for Liverpool</hi>)—I do not know in whose writing the body of this bill of exchange is, but I believe the signature, "John Stuart," to be De Witt's writing, and the word Dalglish, to be Wright's writing—(
<hi rend="italic">This was a bill for</hi> 298
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">dated Leeds</hi>, 24,
<hi rend="italic">August</hi>, 1864,
<hi rend="italic">drawn by Wm. Smith, Son & Co. at four months Accepted—payable at Barnett, Hoare, & Co., R. W. Dalglish & Co., endorsed Wm. Smith, Son, & Co., John Stuart & Co.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you known Wright?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Since 1848—I do not know that he has lived all that time in Liverpool—he had never employed me before—I have been out of employment ever since I was with De Witt—I was a commercial traveller's clerk in Liverpool some years—I left that off four years ago, and went to live in Scotland—I have been living on my friends for the last four years—I had a private box at the office, and these letters were found in it—it was locked—when the second office was taken, Wright was in Liverpool.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-144" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BALLARD</persName> </hi>. I am clerk
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> Mr. Blisset, a merchant of Liverpool—I saw the defendant there twice in the early part of this year—De Witt called the other Mr. Wright, and Wright called him Mr. De Witt—I saw them again in company a day or two afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> First in our premises in Castle-street, and afterwards walking in the street—I know Wright personally, but De Witt only by hearsay—they were talking to me on business—it was in February—our attention was called to it again by reading the case in the newspapers—we had reason to think much about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wright. Q.</hi> Did we call to make some inquiry about some Enfield Rifles?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—there was nothing extraordinary in that—you asked for a sample to be sent to Castle-street, and gave us to understand that if the sample was sent you would give us the order.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-145" type="given" value="JAMES BARNES"/>JAMES BARNES HOUGHTON</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to the West-end Branch of the Queen Insurance Company, Regent-street—I know Wright's writing—I believe the acceptance, "Dalglish & Co.," to this bill to be his.</p>
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<persName id="t18641121-name-146" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STUART</persName> </hi>. I am the principal member of the firm of Stuart & Co., merchants and bankers of Manchester, we do a large business with America—I have no recollection of seeing either of the prisoners till I saw De Witt at the Mansion House—this endorsement, John Stuart & Co., is neither my writing or written by my authority, nor is it the writing of any member of my firm—De Witt was not authorized to do any business for us—neither of the prisoners were our agents—we never had an office in Mark Lane or Clutched Friars.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-147" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LEE</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Dalglish & Co.—Mr. Dalglish is very ill and cannot come up—I prepare bills of exchange for the acceptance of the firm, they all pass through my hands—this bill never passed through my hands—the acceptance is not the writing of anybody in the firm—I do not know the prisoners.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-148" type="given" value="MELCHOR"/>MELCHOR LOPEZ</persName> </hi>. I am the agent of Garcia Robert & Co. of Cadiz, they have an office at 1, Pudding-lane—at the latter end of August a gentleman named Ramage brought De Witt to the office, who described himself as agent to John Stuart & Co. of Manchester, merchants and American bankers, and said that he had come to taste our wines, and see if we could come to some arrangement about prices—I gave him samples to taste, and sent samples to his office in Mark-lane by his directions—I asked him whether he could give us any reference, and he referred to Messrs. Smith, Payne, and Smith, as to John Stuart & Co. of Manchester—I went to Smith, Payne, and Smith, and inquired about the respectability of the house—I sold De Witt wines two or three days afterwards to the amount of 2,107
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the first transaction was concluded on 2nd September—I gave De Witt delivery orders and warrants—I believe that was on the last day of September—it was as soon as the transaction was closed, and two or three days after that, which would be September 4 or 5—De Witt brought the bill in question to me with other bills, and told me to, draw for the balance, 562
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on John Stuart & Co.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you quite sure he said "John Stuart & Co., of Manchester," when he spoke to you first?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Positive, because we went to inquire about them of Smith, Payne, and Smith—Manchester was not my idea, he said so—I cannot say whether he mentioned Manchester the second time—he delivered these bills two days after the transaction, it was concluded when he brought me the draft on that house—I delivered the warrants and delivery orders two or three days before—he made no representation when he brought me the bills, he only handed them to me, and as I knew several of the names, and knew that they were very good, I accepted them—I have known Mr. Ramage for the last fifteen years, but I do not think he has recommended me customers before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wright. Q.</hi> Did not the extreme confidence you showed, follow from what Ramage and De Witt represented to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Undoubtedly, as to the standing of John Stuart & Co—I believe the invoice I sent down to Liverpool was addressed "John Stuart & Co.,
<hi rend="italic">Liverpool"</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—Mr. De Witt told me that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-149" type="given" value="EDGAR ROBERT"/>EDGAR ROBERT RAMAGE</persName> </hi>. I am a wine cooper, of 28, College-street, Dowgate-hill—I introduced De Witt to Mr. Lopez—I did not see him at his office in Mark-lane, but I knew he had an office there—he told me before I took him to Mr. Lopez that he was a partner in the firm of John Stuart & Co. of Manchester, merchants and American bankers—I saw him afterwards at Crutched Friars.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long had you known De Witt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I knew him in 1840—he told me that he had recently come from America—he did not tell me that he was about to be engaged in a spinning company—I am positive the word "Manchester" was used—I had heard before that there was a firm of that name—he said that he was one of the firm several times over before I introduced him to Mr. Lopez—I was not to have a percentage on the order—I was to be paid by the work I did for them—I have my account against the prisoners for 129
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for labour and goods supplied, bottles and bottling—the casks were branded "J. Stuart & Co." by De Witt's in
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<p>—the brand is at my office now—I do not think the word "London" was on them, I think it was "Sherry"—I noticed a stencil plate on the box "J. S. & Co." in a diamond—I wrote to Messrs. Stuart & Co. on the receipt of a letter from them—De Witt told me several times that he was a member of the firm of J. Stuart & Co. of Manchester, before I in
<lb/>troduced him to Mr. Lopez, and it was on the faith of that I introduced him—I do not know whether Stuart & Co. have got a house in Liverpool.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wright. Q.</hi> Under what circumstances did you first know Mr. De Witt, twenty years ago.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was a passenger going out to New Zealand with me, under the staff of the Surveyor-General, I believe—from the years I had known him, I supposed him to be a gentleman, and not capable of telling such a gross falsehood—I have been to Liverpool once, and have been at Everton.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-150" type="given" value="JENNER"/>JENNER STANNARD</persName> </hi>. I am a wine broker—these 12 warrants (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for 7 butts of wine were deposited with me by De Witt in his own name. I advanced 95
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would these goods represent many hundred pounds?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, the real value is not more than 180
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the market.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know if the wine was invoiced to De Witt at the invoice price.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I know nothing about it—he was introduced to me—I enquired and ascertained that I was dealing with a first-rate man—I asked De Witt if it was his own property, and he said "Yes"—I never saw an invoice, I simply went by the value of the wine.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there an injunction against you in Chancery to prevent your disposing of these warrants?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but we have not attempted to dispose of them—the value of them is 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I will submit my valuation to anybody in the trade—I had the wine inspected before I made the advance, but did not see the invoice.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-151" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-151" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JAMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi> 532). I took De Witt and told him he was charged with forgery to the amount of nearly 5,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he fainted away—when the charge was being given at the station, he said that Mr. Lopez made a great mistake as to the quantity—it was not so much—when we conveyed him from one station to another, he said it is a great pity this case cannot be compromised without going before a Court of Justice.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SPITAL</persName> </hi>. I took Wright at Devonshire-terrace, Notting-hill, on 31st October—I said "Mr. Wright"—he said "Yes"—"I said I am a police-officer and have to arrest you on a charge of forgery on Garcia Roubet and Co."—I showed him two bills—he said going from Seething-lane to Bow-lane, "I shall plead guilty to the charge and give all the information I can to recover the property, some of the warrants are in my name"—I replied, "The wine has been stopped at the Docks"—he said "Then it is all right."
<hi rend="italic">Wright produced a written defence, stating that he obtained the goods and kept from De Witt all knowledge of it, but making no allusion to the forgery.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">They were both charged with previous convictions at this Court, De Witt in May</hi>, 1853,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to Fifteen Years' Penal Servi
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<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to Four Years' Penal Servitude; to which they</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-32-18641121 t18641121-32-punishment-32"/>Fifteen Years' each in Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>—(
<hi rend="italic">Wright had also
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<hi rend="italic">other indictments</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">for forgery</hi> </rs>,
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<hi rend="italic">and uttering</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">bills of exchange,</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">and </hi>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-155" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, a beer-shop keeper, at Ken
<lb/>sington—on Sunday evening, 23d October, the prisoner and I had a few words outside my father's house—his mother was locked up in the station, and I asked him what made him send the bason into another person's house who it did not belong to—he said "
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>, you have not come here to hit me, because if you have," (
<hi rend="italic">pulling a knife out of his pocket</hi>) I will run this through you,"—I
<hi rend="italic">grabbed</hi> at his hand and we knocked one another down—he stabbed me in two places before I fell, once under the arm and once in the back—he said "Joe, let me get up, and I will not stab you any more"—he got up and ran into a baker's house in the court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it your mother's bason?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, a lodger's—I did not accuse him of stealing it, only of taking it to the wrong place, when he knew where it belonged to.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641121-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641121-name-156" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-156" type="surname" value="MANBY"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-156" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN MANBY</persName> </hi>. I am a charwoman, of Camden-place, Kensington—on Sunday evening, October 23d, between 7 and 8 o'clock, I was in Jen
<lb/>ning's Buildings, and saw Simpson and the prisoner talking, the prisoner was searching in his pocket for something; they got into hot words and fell down, and I heard the prisoner say,
<hi rend="italic">"Joe</hi>, if you will let me get up I will not stab you any more"—Simpson got up, and I saw blood flowing from him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see it from the beginning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—it was not a violent fall—they had some sharp words—I saw no stabbing till they were both on the ground together—the prisoner was perfectly sober, but Simpson had been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see Simpson strike me before he fell?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641121-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641121-name-157" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-157" type="surname" value="CAVELEY"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-157" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY CAVELEY</persName> </hi>. I live at Palace-place, Kensington—on Sunday evening, 23d October, between 7 and 8 o'clock, I saw the prosecutor and prisoner, they were both down, and the prisoner said, "
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>, if you will let me get up I will not stab you any more"—he got up and went into Mrs. Collin's, where he waited till a policeman came and took him—I do not know the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641121-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641121-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-158" type="surname" value="GREENAIDAY"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GREENAIDAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 191
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>), Simpson gave me information, and I took him into a chemist's shop, told him to take off his coat and saw a stab on his left arm and another in his back, blood was running down—I then went to Mrs. Collins's, the door was fast, and I was delayed some time—when it was opened I found the prisoner, and told him I must take him in custody for stabbing Simpson—he said, "Let me put on my coat and I will go"—when we went outside, the prosecutor, who was standing there, said, "That is the man"—the prisoner had on this coat (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>),</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641121-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641121-name-159" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-159" type="surname" value="HOLROYD"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-159" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET HOLROYD</persName> </hi>. I live in Jenning's Buildings, Kensington—on Sunday night, 23d October, I came out of Mrs. Collins's house, I had my baby in my arms and could not go into the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, but I took the prisoner up stairs, because there were about 200 people round him, hitting him and kicking him in the most shocking manner for a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes—I do not know whether that was before or after the stabbing—he pulled some halfpence out of his pocket to give to another young girl, and he pulled out a pen-knife, I asked him for it, and he gave it to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641121-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641121-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-160" type="surname" value="SIMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-160" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I received this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), from the last witness—the prisoner owned it before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641121-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641121-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-161" type="given" value="JOHN BELGRAVE"/>JOHN BELGRAVE GUZZARONL</persName> </hi> I am a surgeon, of Kensington—on Sunday evening, 23d October, I examined the prosecutor, and found two wounds, one on the left arm pit, and the other on the left shoulder blade—they were punctured wounds, such as would be inflicted by the point of a knife like</p>
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<p>this—he was suffering from loss of blood, one of the veins in the arm had been opened—the wound on the arm pit was about quarter of an inch deep, the other was superficial.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641121-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641121-name-162" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-162" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-162" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I live in Jenning's Buildings, and have known the prisoner about twelve months' by sight, but have no acquaintance with him—on Sunday evening, October 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., I was outside Simpson's house when he came out without a cap or a hat—he had a coat on—I had seen him fighting with his brother before that—he went up to Wilson—a friend of Simpson's was locked up a week before that—he said that Wilson was glad that his friend was locked up—Wilson said that he was not glad she was locked up. Simpson came round and said to Wilson, "If you had got two b——coats on, I would not be long in pulling them off"—Wilson said, "Would you?"—he said, "Yes, I would," and struck Wilson twice with his fist and knocked him against a lamp post—Wilson went away to get up in the High-street, and asked a policeman to go and take Simpson in charge—the policeman said no, he must summon Simpson—Simpson used very bad language to me, and said that he would serve me the same—he then went after the prisoner and gave him in charge, but did not strike him—he fell against the lamp post when Simpson struck him—I saw no knife—I was near enough to see if one was used—I saw nothing after that, it was between 6 and 7 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> There can be no confidence placed in the prosecutor's evidence as both his father and mother are receivers of stolen goods; I hope you will take into consideration the provocation I had—he struck me twice.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding, under great provocation.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-33-18641121 t18641121-33-punishment-33"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK SAUNDERS</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18641121-34-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to feloniously attempting to discharge a loaded pistol at
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-164" type="surname" value="LUCAS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18641121-34-offence-1 t18641121-name-164"/>Thomas Lucas</persName>, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-34-18641121 t18641121-34-punishment-34"/>confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY CHARLES NASH</hi> (34)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18641121-35-offence-1 t18641121-name-166"/>William Bull</persName>, divers of his goods.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">KEMP</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641121-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641121-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-167" type="surname" value="BULL"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BULL</persName> </hi>. I am a nurseryman, carrying on business in King's-road, Chelsea—on 27th January, this year, the prisoner came to my place—I had known him about two years before, as gardener to a Mr. Gotto—he recognised me—I said, "You have the advantage of me"—he then re
<lb/>called to my mind the circumstance of his having lived as gardener to Mr. Gotto—I then remembered him, and asked him if he was still gardener to Mr. Gotto—he said, No; he was living with Mr. Edmonds as gardener—he said Mr. Edmonds was building greenhouses and a conservatory, and he had recommended him to stock them from my establishment when they were finished—he then took away two plants, as he said, for Mr. Edmonds, for the dinner table—he particularly asked for an invoice, and I gave him one in Mr. Edmonds's name—he came again the next day, and said that Mr. Ed
<lb/>monds was so pleased with the plants he had the previous day, that he wanted three more—he took those away, and asked for an invoice—I saw</p>
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<p>him again on 7th March—he said the conservatory was completed, and asked if it would he convenient for Mr. Edmonds and himself to come down on the following Friday or Monday to select the plants—he then took away two plants for Mr. Edmonds—no one came on the Friday or Monday, but on Tuesday the 15th, I received this letter from Nash (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>): "Mr. Bull,—Sir,—Will you kindly let me know the day as will suit, after next Thurs
<lb/>day, to see me about the plants. I can be at your place about 11 o'clock on Friday or Monday next"—I replied to that letter, stating I should be glad to see him and Mr. Edmonds on Friday the 18th—Nash came and said that Mr. Edmonds had sent him to pay for the plants he had previously had, and to select the others—the bill then amounted to 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he paid that—I asked him where Mr. Edmonds was?—he said he was so busy he could not come, and he had asked him to come and select the plants for him—he paid for the other plants with a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and I gave him the change—while paying for them, he said, "But since I have seen you I have taken Brandenburg Cottage and nine acres of land, and I am going to com
<lb/>mence business as a nurseryman"—I said, "Oh, indeed, have you left Mr. Edmonds, then?"—he said, "No; in consequence of my taking this place, you are to send the plants to me"—he said he was to pay 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year for the place—I said, "60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is cheap for nine acres"—he said, "Yes, I have got it cheap"—he said, "You are to send the plants up to my new place"—they were taken up to Brandenburg Cottage by a carman, on my orders—the prisoner said, "You must send these plants up to-day, as Mr. Edmonds wants them to morrow; he always settles his bills on Monday, and he will pay me for them; and I will come down and settle with you"—he came again on the Monday, said he waned some more plants, and that he would pay me for them altogether—the bill amounted to 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—on 13th April, I wrote a letter to Nash, to Brandenburg Cottage; it came back through the dead letter office—this is the envelope, marked "Not known at Branden
<lb/>burg Cottage"—it is in my clerk's handwriting—these four labels (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) are my handwriting—they were on the last plants which I sent to the defendant—I parted with my goods on the belief that he had taken Brandenburg Cottage and nine acres of land—nine acres of land in Fulham is worth about 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not the lowness of price raise your suspicion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I merely remarked that it was low.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you dealings with Nash two years previously to this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; through Mr. Gotto—I made out the invoices, for goods sup
<lb/>plied, to Mr. Gotto—I believe Mr. Gotto sent him afterwards to get some plants—I may have given credit to him instead of Mr. Gotto—I could not swear that now—my clerk was present when this conversation took place between myself and the prisoner about Brandenburg Cottage—the fact about his saying he paid 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year for it escaped my memory on the last occasion that I gave evidence—I gave the prisoner this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—after doing that, I gave credit to him—my clerk made applica
<lb/>tion to him for the money owing on this invoice—by my instruction, he went to Brandenburg Cottage, and when he could not find him there, he went to his previous address, Tranquilla-terrace—his first letter was dated from Tranquilla-terrace; that is in Fulham, about half a mile from Branden
<lb/>burg Cottage—I afterwards wrote to the London Association for the Pro
<lb/>tection of Trade, of which I am a member, to apply for the debt; they had my authority—Mr. Thomas Blackman is the secretary to that Association—I saw the prisoner again when I gave him into custody—I did not see him</p>
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<p>before—he offered to pay me the money after I had given him into custody—he did not say he would pay me 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. down then, and the rest on Monday—I will swear he did not, not before I gave him into custody—he made those remarks after he was in charge of the policeman—I told the policeman to take him in charge for obtaining my plants by false pretences—I went with the constable and gave him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then he had no opportunity of offering you the money before he was taken?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I sent my clerk to him, and he told him to be d—d; the prisoner was in a public house at the time, and I said to him, "Nash, you have never paid me for those plants, and you have obtained them under false pretences, I must give you into custody"—I had the policeman with me, and Nash saw him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You gave him into custody without a summons or a war
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I took him before the Magistrate, and charged him with obtaining goods by false pretences—that was dismissed—the Magistrate suggested that I should take out a warrant, and he would hear the case, and I got one directly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you ever been paid for these goods?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—my clerk, unfortunately for me, is undergoing imprisonment for embezzlement—he robbed me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has the whole of the money been tendered since by Nash?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It has—he was then in prison—I said I could not take it, because it would be compounding a felony—the prisoner paid me about 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in tran
<lb/>sactions conducted by him for Mr. Gotto.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641121-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641121-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-168" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-168" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer at 3, Maynard-place, King's-road, Chelsea—on 18th March the prisoner employed me to move some plants for the prosecutor to Brandenburg Cottage—the plants were put in the coach-house—on 21st March I took some more, and then I saw one or two of the former plants still remaining.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641121-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641121-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-169" type="surname" value="MERCER"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-169" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MERCER</persName> </hi> In March last, I was gardener to Mr. King, of Bran
<lb/>denburg Cottage—I gave the prisoner leave to have some plants left there—I let him have the key to get them out of the coach-house—he said he should take them away early in the morning—they were gone in the morn
<lb/>ing—a second lot was brought and put there by my permission—I think they were removed the next day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> These were not the only times that you allowed him to have plants there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I often used to let him have plants there, and sometimes in the ground—he had been very kind to me, and I was the same to him—Mr. Edmonds has been there and bought plants of the prisoner, and other persons too—the prisoner was at work for Mr. Edmonds at this time—I know it from his going to and fro—he was regular gardener at one time to Dr. Winslow—at this time, he was a jobbing gardener, as far as I know.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean to say that you ever saw Mr. Edmonds at this place during the months of February, March, or April?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I won't say what the month was he was in the garden, one of those months, I can't say which.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641121-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641121-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-170" type="surname" value="REEVES"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-170" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN REEVES</persName> </hi>. On 19th and 22nd March, I saw the prisoner in Covent Garden Market, and bought some plants of him—these are the labels that were on them—I gave 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for nine plants, and 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for two—they were orna
<lb/>mental stove plants generally—it was a low price I gave—being a fresh face in the market, I made some enquiries about the prisoner—he said he had taken Brandenburg Cottage at the rent of 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and that he had a lot more</p>
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<p>of these plants, and asked me to go down to Brandenburg Cottage and look over the place—I went down on the Friday—he made some excuses, and I did not go over the place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641121-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641121-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-171" type="surname" value="EDMONDS"/>
<interp inst="t18641121-name-171" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS EDMONDS</persName> </hi>. I live at Bellevue-house, Fulham—the prisoner was not in my service in March last—he had been a jobbing man for me—I never told him to go to Mr. Bull's to select plants for me—in January I bought some plants from him—I never saw him during the month of March.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was he not laying out ground for you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> My gardener made a bed for me, and the prisoner brought some plants for the hall—the prisoner sued me for 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 39
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and under the advice of my solicitors, I paid the amount—I was served with a writ—the last time he did work for me was in January.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the prisoner in your service in March?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, nor on my premises—I never authorised him to go and fetch these plants—I was confined to my bed at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know O'Connor, a cab-proprietor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yea; he drove me about in his cab last spring—the prisoner was not with me in the cab that I am aware of—I can't remember—I don't know—I am obliged to to have persons every now and then to take care of me—I did not go about in a cab with the prisoner in February and March, O'Connor driving—I never was in a cab at that time—you must excuse me, I am old.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> O'Connor said, when he was called on the last occasion, that he saw you and the prisoner in a public-house together, that the prisoner had some trees, and you said, "Go and plant them in my place," and you paid him about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; did that happen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That happened in, perhaps, the month of January, but not in February or March—I am positive he was not on my premises in February—I was ill, and confined to my bed with rheumatic gout in February and March—I never saw Nash during that time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-172" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE HARWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper to Mr. Edmonds—he was con
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<lb/>ment at times—he was not there in February or March at all—he brought a few plants in pots at the latter end of January, I think—he did not bring any in March.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You were not here on the last occasion t?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was here, but I was not called—the first time I was examined, I had to go to an office in Rotten-row—I don't know who I saw there—they told me it was Rotten-row—a gentleman asked me about the plants—I should think that is four months ago, and after that I went to Clerkenwell—I went on Mr. Bull's side—I had no talk with him first—he did not ask me a question.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it Rochester-row where you went, where the police-court is?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-173" type="given" value="GEORGE ALFRED"/>GEORGE ALFRED DEAN</persName> </hi>. I am an architect residing at Fulham—I have the letting of Brandenburg-cottage—the prisoner never had it—the rent is about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per annum—it is a large house with excellent stabling, and about four or five acres of land.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it let now?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is unlet still—there is a gardener there who was placed there by the lessee of the property—he used the ground.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-174" type="given" value="PITT"/>PITT TARLTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, V</hi>). I took the prisoner at Hammersmith upon this charge—the prosecutor said, "I shall give him in custody for obtaining plants from me by false pretences, stating what the false pre
<lb/>tences were—the prisoner said, "Don't lock me up, Mr. Bull, I will pay you on Monday."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was he discharged on that occasion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Being taken without a warrant, he was formally discharged, and taken again im
<lb/>mediately upon a warrant in the usual way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-175" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LUCKING</persName> </hi>. I am a florist, of 10, Pickering-terrace, Bishop's road—I bought some plants of the defendant on 19th March—I did not notice any labels on them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi>—Mr. Cooper's evidence is false, and Mr. Bull's evidence is false; I did not name taking Brandenburg-cottage; I put my goods there, as I had no room for them at home.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out of my left hand trouser's pocket—we were then in front of two large butchers' shops, all lit up—I am quite sure the pri
<lb/>soner is the man—he was down on the ground with me when he took the money—he then got up, kicked me four or five distinct times, once in the face, once on the best, on the hip, and on the arm, and then made off with his companions—I afterwards got a constable, and came back again to where the occurrence took place—the constable made some inquiries of the shopkeepers, and we walked up the street and met the prisoner—I said, "That is the man, "and he took him—that was six or seven minutes after the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Why didn't you say at the time that I had taken 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because you went away directly, and I had not sufficient strength to say it—when I saw the policeman, I was hardly able to speak.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know that you had exactly 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in your pocket.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I had not been anywhere else where I could have lost it—I had never seen the prisoner before—I had had a glass of ale—I was not tipsy—we met the prisoner about fifty yards from the spot where this occurred.</p>
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<lb/>secutor coming along, and the prisoner and several others following him—I watched them—I saw the prosecutor trying to get out of the way—I then saw the prisoner knock the prosecutor down and fall on top of him—he was on top of him about a minute or a minute and a half—he got up, deliberately kicked him three or four times, and then went away with the others—I am sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 42). I was on duty in Stanhope-street, Clare Market, on the evening of 12th November, and saw the prosecutor running up the street, looking very much exhausted—I stopped him—he was crying for some one to protect him—he said he had been assaulted and</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent of the robbery, it was violence I used—we were fighting fair.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY.**</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, T</hi> 7). On the night of 31st October, in consequence of some information, I went to the kitchen of the Maryle
<lb/>bone Schools, at Southall, which belong to the guardians of the Marylebone parish—while I was watching there, I saw the prisoner Cook come to the window outside—Strong, another constable, was with me—I said to him, "There is somebody looking in"—I took off my boots, and went to a door further back in the room, thinking to meet Cook—as I opened the door, I saw him run into the pump-room—I followed, and in that room I saw a trap door open, and an old pair of shoes by it—I said, "Whoever it is, has gone down this trap door"—I got down, and after crawling about ten or twelve yards under the floor, between the surface of the ground and the flooring of the school, I found the two prisoners—I told them to come out, and I heard one of them say, "Throw the keys away," I could not say which—Strong got to Connor and took him out—I had to go ten or a dozen yards further after Cook—I said to him, "You may as well come out, you can't get out that way"—he looked round one of the small pillars, and said, "Is that you?" and then he came to me, and said, "The things are all right there," pointing to them—I pulled these things out (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—there are two money boxes, one of the locks which had been taken off a door, and a key which had been filed to make it fit—the superintendent has the proper key—I also found these books there—they could not see to read without a light, but they had several candles and matches there, and there were places where they had stuck the candles up, the boards were burnt—there were also seven children's frocks, an old blanket which was made into a bed for them, two tin cans, two tin mugs, and a poker—going to the station, Cook said they took the poker down to get one of the boards up in the office—he was formerly an office-boy in that school—the office was just above where they had been sleeping, at the further end—by taking up one of those boards, they could have got into the office—they said they had been there a week, they only went there for a living, and they had got that after the school had been shut up of a night by pushing up the window of the servants' hall, where they have their meals.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had they not been missed in the school?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Cook was for
<lb/>merly in the school, he has left about two years—they had no business on the premises at all—they were not scholars there then.</p>
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<p>—this blue book belongs to the library there—I distinctly recognise it—the children in the school have similar boxes to these—I recognise this lock as one of a set belonging to the guardians, and the key of it is in my pocket—this lock came from one of the outer doors of the girls' schoolroom—I saw it safe on Sunday morning, 30th October, about 8 o'clock—I missed it about 6 in the evening—the plate that covers the lock had been replaced, so that it would be impossible to miss it until you looked very minutely into it—it is a lock that goes into the door—it was only by putting the key into the hole that I missed it—the lock was gone—they must have had tools of some sort to have unscrewed it—if they had opened that lock they would have been able to have opened all the store-rooms in the house—I have no doubt these frocks belong to the school—there is nothing by which I can swear to them—I know Cook as having been previously connected with the schools, and leaving there eighteen months ago—neither of them had any right there at this time—Cook said in my hearing, "We had those on Saturday night, out of the girls' class-room," alluding to the boxes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cook.</hi> We did not get through the class-room window, the doors were open; we took the lock off at half-past 3 on Sunday morning, and he says he missed it at 6 in the evening.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How did they get on the premises?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There is no difficulty of access from the outer part of the premises to the doors and windows, the fences are not very high.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641121-name-188" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am the industrial teacher at this school—on 30th October, my attention was called to some marks on the window—it was mould, and what might have been brought in by the feet—the top of a cupboard forms the window ledge—it is a very broad one—they had come across that—there was an ordinary fastening on the window—it was in its proper condition when I saw it the night before—the window is on the ground floor, In the girls' yard—the room had the appearance of having been broken into, the cupboards were very disorderly, some bread and cheese had been missing—I did not miss anything—my attention was drawn to it after it had been missed—I had seen these boxes about the school.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cook's Defence.</hi> We are not guilty of stealing those blankets or poker; we are only guilty of stealing those money boxes; that bar of iron and some other things were there when we got there; I and another boy put the blankets and poker there ten months ago, and I received four months by your orders for that affair; all we did this time was to take those money boxes, and then we went to the pump-room, and seeing these things there, I said, "We will stop here three or four days;" I saw the poker, and recog
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