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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>HALE, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court.</p>
<p>Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, December 12th, 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">GILLERY PIGOTT</hi>, Knt., one of the Barous of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer;
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-1" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHALLIS</persName> </hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq.; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNET</hi>, Esq., Q.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-2" type="given" value="BENJAMIN SAMUEL"/>BENJAMIN SAMUEL PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS GABRIEL</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES ABBISS</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</hi>, Esq.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANDREW LUSK</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS DAKIN</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-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. SECOND SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners haw been, previously in custody—two start</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">thas they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM LOVELOCK</hi> (18)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE LERIGO</hi>. I am second usher at the Clerkenwell Police-court—I administered the oath to the prisoner on-a charge against a person of the name of Hoare, who was then in custody on a charge of stealing a shovel—the oath was administered in the usual form, in the Magistrate's presence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you present when the charge was heard?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it was dismissed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you the notes here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I know the writing of Mr. Alexander, the clerk—this is his book—he gave it to me (
<hi rend="italic">Read by consent:</hi> "William Lovelock, of 1, George's-place. I was passing by the house where the prisoner was working. I saw him throw out from the area on to the level of the backyard, the shovel I took it up, and said, 'Whose is this? He said, 'Mine.' I said, 'Well, I think I can take it to the man it belongs to;' and he said, 'If you do, you will get your head punched. 'It was a quarter to 7 this morning exactly, because the new market-clock went the three quarters past 6.")</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-6" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOARE</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Upper Cottenham-road, Hornsey-road, and am a bricklayer—I was taken into custody on 21st October, for stealing a shovel—I heard the prisoner examined against me—I did not take this shovel—I was never there—I did not have the conversation alleged to have taken place between me and the prisoner, nor any portion of it—I was not at that place at a quarter to 7—I was not in the area at all that day—the first time I saw the prisoner on that day was about half-past 9, or a quarter to 10, when I was taken into custody—he knew me perfectly well.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You knew him by sight as well as he knew you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have had conversation with him, but not on that day—I have frequently seen him before—I was not at this time engaged on the buildings that were being run up; I had finished my job on the Tuesday before—my</p>
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<p>job was not near the building which the defendant alluded to on the 21st; my job laid something like 400 or 500 yards off where I live, on my own ground—that was not a job under the same contractor, or the same superin
<lb/>tendent—they were Mr. Hammond's buildings—I was engaged to do the brickwork—Mr. Davis is the confidential man—Mr. Hammond is a watch-maker—I was not near this area on this morning—I was never away from my own ground till after 8 o'clock, when I went with my landlord to order some lime—at a quarter to 7 that morning, I was talking to my landlord on the ground at the back of his own house—I remained there talking to him until about a quarter or twenty minutes pas 7, when I went in-doors, and there I remained till my landlord called me to go after the lime, about a quarter or twenty minutes after 8—I then went out with my landlord in his horse and cart—he lives two doors from me—he stood at the front-door with it, and I got in, and rode away with him to order the lime—I was out of employment on 21st October—I was doing nothing—I had left Mr. Hammond's job on the Tuesday before—I had not been engaged on any work since, only at my own house, where I had the building for my landlord, Mr. Skrines, that morning—I was not doing any work, my men were getting the ground out—I have a horse and cart; I had two—I have a bill of sale on one, and have had for eighteen months—that was executed to a gentleman in Dorset-square, not Mr. Skrines—Mr. Skrines's name is on the cart—I don't know whether it has been on the cart since the last Session—he bought the cart last summer—I don't know that I am very intimate with my landlord—I have what I work for, that is all—I never was off the ground at all till I went with my landlord.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you present when your son gave evidence against the prisoner on a charge of assault?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and the prisoner had a month for it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> To whom did you part with the cart under the bill of sale?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To a man named Hunt—the one that had Mr. Skrines's name on it was another cart that he bought of Mr. Stride—the bill of sale is still on my cart and the scaffolding.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-7" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 2, Alfred-place, Hornsey-road—on the morning of 21st October—I was at work at the same building where Mr. Hoare had been working—I went to work at ten minutes before 6—I was working a heap of ballast from 6 to 8—I then had my breakfast—from that heap of ballast I had a complete view of the area—I must have seen Hoare or any one else that came there—I did not see him there—I was a witness for him that same day—I gave evidence before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you engaged in throwing the ballast on the heap?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was sifting it—I could see all around—my attention was engaged with my work.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the prisoner there at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I was within ten yards of the area—I heard no conversation about a shovel at that time, I heard a talk about it afterwards—after 8 o'clock, after breakfast.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-8" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SKRINES</persName> </hi>. I am a drysalter—the prosecutor is a tenant of mine—I recollect the 21st of October—I was with the prosecutor on that morning—about a quarter-past 6 I was out in the field with him at the back of my house, conversing with him with respect to the lime we wanted for the buildings now going on—I was with him up to half-past 7—he then went in-doors—I saw him to his door—he was in-doors about twenty minutes or half an hour—he then went with me down to Maiden-lane, in reference to the lime—I left him about a quarter-past 9—I know the area that has been</p>
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<p>spoken of—he could not have been there, without he went there from the time he left me—he was not there from a quarter-past 6 till half-past 7, because I never left him during that time—I gave evidence for him before the Magistrate on the last occasion, but not when he was taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You never gave evidence for Hoare at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I gave evidence on the charge of perjury—I was in the field with him at a quarter-past 6, and left him at half-past 7—I was with him again within half an hour—we got into the cart about 8, and went to Maiden-lane—I won't say whether it had gone 8 or not—I know there were not five minutes either way—I have a certain time at which I get to my warehouse at Hoxton—I took no particular notice of the time besides that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you certain that what you have been deposing to was with reference to the 21st October?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I am certain of that, on account of going to Maiden-lane about the time; and when I came home, I heard he bad been given in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-9" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 101). I bad a summons to serve on the defendant on this charge—I went to No. 1, George's-place, Holloway—he did not live there—he did not attend to the summons—I took him on a warrant—I then pointed out the house to him as we passed, and said I had left the summons there—he said he had never lived there—I apprehended him at the Prince Alfred, at the top of Cottenham-road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gross-examined. Q.</hi> Was his father with him when you apprehended him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was a man with him—I don't know whether it was his father—I believe not—the prisoner pointed out the place where he did live, against the Queen, in Albany-place, Hornsey-road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the following witnesses for the Defence:</hi></p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-10" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BRACEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 47, Cottenham-road, Hornsey-road—I am a labourer—on 21st December last, I saw Hoare in the back area of the end house of a row of three buildings—I saw him throw out a shovel and some other things—at that time, the prosecutor was coming from behind the Union wall—I did not know the shovel—I heard Lovelock say, "This shovel don't belong to you"—Hoare said, "Yes, it does"—Lovelock said, "I don't think it does; I shall take the shovel, and chance it; I think it belongs to a mate of mine"—there were some words passed, and Hoare said to the prisoner he would punch his b——head if he did—I saw Lovelock take away the shovel—I went on with my work—I was engaged to work at Mr. Petley's that morning—I did not start for work that morning till after breakfast, half-past 8—I can't tell" exactly what time it was that I saw the defendant speaking with Hoare about this shovel—it wanted about a quarter or ten minutes to 7.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see George Smith there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not see him at work—he was against a ballast-heap—he was about one hundred yards from the area, as near as I could judge—I can't exactly say whether it was more than ten or twelve yards from the area—I can't swear it; it might be that—I will not swear it was more—if Smith had only been ten yards off he might have heard it, if he was listening—I heard of Hoare being in custody about 10 o'clock—I did not go before the Magistrate to give evidence—I heard that the charge was dismissed—the prisoner told me so; and he said it was for perjury next time—I did not know where he was living at that time—I heard of his being taken up for perjury—I went to the Police-court, but they never had me in, the Magistrate would</p>
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<p>not hear me—I went into the witness-room, but never went in—I know Hoare.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-11" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 47, Andover-road, Hornsey-road—on 21st October, about a quarter or twenty minutes to 8, I saw the defendant—he brought a shovel to me—I identified it as mine—I had seen it the night before—I had used it at half-pant 5, and put it away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-12" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH PETLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Robert Petley, builder, of Hanley-road West—I remember Friday morning, I think, 21st October—when I was opening the shutters, I saw Hoare passing at the time—I can't say the time positively—I can't say whether it was a little before 7 or a little after; it had not gone the quarter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When was your attention first directed to the date?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mr. Petley came in on the same Friday morning with Mr. Blane, and asked if I had seen him—they were talking about Hoare being locked up, and that he said he had not been out of the house; and I said, "Well, certainly he had, for I saw him passing when I opened my shutters—I did not hear that the case against Hoare was dismissed—I heard of the charge of perjury afterwards—I attended, but was not heard—I know nothing of my husband being charged in connexion with Lovelock with assaulting the police—I know nothing at all of it—I consider it has nothing to do with this case—I have not come here upon that case—if I was to say the truth, I believe he was taken up on that charge—I don't know that he was taken up in connexion with Lovelock—I don't say anything about it—I don't come here on that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-13" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DIXON</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of 55, Hanley-road West—on 21st October, I saw Hoare at something near 7 o'clock in the morning come from Mr. Hammond's building—I could not say the time to a minute or two either way—I was not a witness before the Magistrate—I have been subpÅ“naed here to-day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When was your attention first called to the date of 21st October?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The witness Blane and Mr. Petley spoke to me about the affair after Hoare was taken, on that same day—I said then that, to the best of my knowledge, I saw Hoare there that morning, but I would not positively swear.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-14" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BLANE</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, Durham-road, Holloway, and am foreman to Mr. Rowe, the contractor—on 21st October, I was engaged superintending the construction of the new sewer in the neighbourhood of Hornsey—I remember seeing Hoare that morning, coming up the Hanley-road West, at something like a quarter to 7—it had not struck 7—he bade me good morning—I saw him cross over the road to the back part of the premises from which the shovel is said to have been taken—the sewer I was laying down was for the drainage of the new property—I know Hoare by seeing him at work on the same building (
<hi rend="italic">looking at him</hi>)—that is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You are quite certain of that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Quite certain—I never had the question put to me before—I never said to Hoare in the presence of a person named Allison, that I knew nothing at all about the transaction—I never saw Hoare and Allison together—I know Allison—I know Petley—I don't know Lovelock; he is not a friend of mine, nor is Petley—I have had some conversation with Petley about this matter, be
<lb/>cause I was acquainted with the fact that he was locked up, that is all—I have had no conversation with Mr. and Mrs. Petley about it, only when I was at the police-court—I did not speak to Mrs. Petley on 21st October—I did not see her on that day that I am aware of—I saw Petley, and spoke to</p>
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<p>him, merely passing the compliments of the day—I was not at his house on 21st October—I swear that; I cannot be mistaken about it—I recollect having seen Hoare as soon as I heard of the charge against him; I did not know when the case was coming on—I did not go up—I heard it was dis
<lb/>missed—I had no conversation with Lovelock after it was dismissed—I heard that he was prosecuted for perjury—I attended at the police-court, but was not called in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there any pretence for suggesting that you ever stated that you knew nothing about having seen Hoare on the morning of 21st October?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I never expressed a doubt as to the date; I am satisfied of it, and could describe the dress he wore—it was the only time I ever saw him in a dark jacket and a hat—previous to that I had seen him in a work
<lb/>ing dress and a cap.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-17" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband at the prosecutor's pre
<lb/>mises, 3, Moor-lane—on Sunday evening, 20th November, between 8 and 9, I heard a noise—I went to my room door, and called out, "George," who is the prosecutor's son—I received no answer, and went to the front-room window, and raised an alarm—I heard footsteps on the stairs of the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are there any lodgers in the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; no one but myself and my husband—we live on the first floor—there is a floor above—one room is a bedroom, where the prosecutor's son sleeps, and the other is a machine-room—the prosecutor's son came home about half-past 11—this was between quarter to 8 and 8 o'clock—the lower part of the house is used as a warehouse—there is a street door—that is not left open on a Sunday—I had been down that day about the house; I had not been in the shops—there is a door to each shop from a passage—there is no door from the shops into the street—the street door leads into the passage, and then then there are two doors into the front and back warehouse—I only went into the warehouse once a week to pay my rent—I have been there about eleven weeks—there is no kitchen to the house—only a back ware-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-18" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FOWLER</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor—the warehouse, 3, Moor-lane, is mine—on night of 20th November, in consequence of information I received, I went there; I found a policeman in charge, and found some boots and shoes had been moved from one warehouse to the other—there were four pairs of boots, one pair of shoes, an odd Napoleon, and an odd boot—they had been taken from the back warehouse to the front—I assisted to search the premises, and on an adjoining roof I found the prisoner lying down—when I brought him to the light, I knew him—he was in my service about four or five years ago, for about nine or ten months I think—I saw a key that was found on the roof by the policeman—I did not try the key.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you last in the shop that night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the Saturday night I was—I closed about half past 8—my son had been serving in the warehouse with me that day—several work-people came there with work—no one was there after half-past 7 or quarter to 8—some of them brought work with them—that work had not been moved—it was in the front warehouse—my son is here—I left the key in the front warehouse-door</p>
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<p>on the Saturday night, because I went out at the back—the key was inside.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-19" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FOWLER</persName> </hi> I am the son of the last witness—I slept at the ware-house, 3, Moor-lane—I went out on Sunday, 20th November, and on my return I found the place had been broken into—on the next morning, I went to the adjoining roof, where the prisoner was apprehended, and found three street-door keys, all of which open our front door—the street door—they were tried by the
<hi rend="italic">officer</hi> in my presence—I had occasion
<hi rend="italic">to go into</hi> the ware-house on the Sunday evening, and I left at ten minutes past 6—the premises were all safe then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you in there after your father left on the Satur
<lb/>day night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I left before he closed—I went into the warehouse on the Sunday to fetch a parcel out, which I wished to take with me—I went into the front warehouse to turn the gas on, and into the back to fetch the parcel.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 146). From information I re
<lb/>ceived, I went to this warehouse, 3, Moor-lane—I found that the front ware-house door from the passage had been forced open—I went in, and found some boots lying about the floor—I afterwards went and found the back warehouse door open—that leads to the same passage—I examined the back yard, but found nothing—I afterwards proceeded to the adjoining roof with Mr. Fowler, and the prisoner was given into my custody by him; as I was getting up the wall—I took him to the station, searched him, and found three halfpence, this bag, and a key which fits the doors of the warehouse—these keys, which were found on the roof, fit the street door—both warehouse doors were open—one was broken open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You did not find the prisoner on the roof yourself, then?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was close to it; that roof joins the premises—it is a shed projecting from the bedroom window on to the adjoining premises—the ad-joining house is a beershop—there is a wall about eighteen feet high, from one court to the other, between the premises of the prosecutor and the beer-shop—the bedroom window is only a small distance from the wall—there was another man charged in the first instance.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-21" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FOWLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). When I came out of the warehouse on the Sunday, I locked the door quite safely—I went out by the front door, and left that also quite safe.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Latham. Q.</hi> You never saw me in possession of the parcel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the parcel must have come out of your room—there is no other room in the house where the parcel could have been stowed away without my knowledge—you are the only printer in Mr. Hibberd's employ.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-26" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HIBBERD</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer and printer at 41, Ludgate-hill—neither of the prisoners had any authority to carry off any paper from my premises without permission—I had a communication from the last witness on the evening of 22
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, and on the following morning I saw the prisoners—I also saw this parcel (
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and is my property—I asked Latham what explanation he had to make in reference to this matter—he said, "I must plead guilty to it. I am very sorry I have done it, and I hope you will have mercy upon me for the sake of my wife and children"—I afterwards called in a policeman, and then asked him where he took the paper from—he said, "I will show you," and he led me and the policeman back to the warehouse, pointed out a shelf, and said, "I have taken a lot of remnants from there"—I gave him into custody, went to the police-station, and found Neville in custody—I had a very good character with Neville when he came into my employ.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-27" type="given" value="JOB"/>JOB GATES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi> 357). I was called in by Mr. Hibberd, and took Latham into custody—we met Neville in Fleet-street, and I told him to follow me to the station-house—when there, Neville said that Latham had offered him some halfpence if he would take a parcel away for him, and he went up Ludgate-hill, on the left-hand side, as far as Creed-lane, seeing the first witness speaking to Latham, he turned down Creed-lane—and La
<lb/>tham went up Ave Maria-lane—Latham did not say anything to that—Neville did not say where he was to take the parcel to.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate:—Neville</hi> says, "I never done anything before in my life time, it was not my fault."
<hi rend="italic">Latham</hi> says, "It is my first offence."
<hi rend="italic">Neville's Defence.</hi> I wish to ask my master to have mercy upon me, it</p>
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<p>was not ray fault, Latham engaged me to do it; it never entered my head to do such a thing until he offered me ha'pence to do it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Latham's Defence.</hi> There was nothing mentioned about ha'pence, neither did I employ him; he knows that as well as I do.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-30" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a market gardener, and live at West-street, New Charlton—on 26th November I bought two saddles of mutton of Mr. Salis
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not say any such thing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-31" type="given" value="ROBERT WILLIAM"/>ROBERT WILLIAM RIPLEY</persName> </hi>. I am salesman to Mr. Salisbury, of New-gate market—about 1 or 2 o'clock on 26th November, I saw the prisoner—he came and asked me for two saddles of mutton, for Smith, of Woolwich—I asked him several times who Smith of Woolwich was—he said it was quite right, he was sent by Mr. Smith himself—I delivered two saddles of mutton to him, and placed them on his shoulder—I had seen him before—I knew him by sight in the market—I am quite certain he is the person who came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I did not go there at all—I am not guilty of it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months</hi> </rs>,
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Six Months' each.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-93-18641212 t18641212-93-punishment-13"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—these coins are all bad—they are wrapped in slips of paper to prevent them rubbing—good money is never packed in that way.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted of utter
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<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.*—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. J. O'CONNELL</hi>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-52" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BULLOCK</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Frederick Bullock, who keeps the Wiltshire Brewery public-house, 14, Upper Seymour-street, Chelsea—on 20th October, the prisoners came there and asked for a pint of the best half-and-half and a biscuit, that came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Watts gave me a bad halfcrown—I took it up, told them it was bad, and that I had taken so many that I should not serve them—Watts then put down a good florin—I said I should not serve them under any circumstances as I had taken so many bad halfcrowns—I made a mark on the bad halfcrown they had given me and detained it—they both asked me for it back or a piece of—it Mr. Bullock then came out and said if they were not off he would have them locked up—and they said they would have me locked up if I did not give the halfcrown up—I after
<lb/>ward gave it to Inspector Olden—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I am confident the prisoners are the persons.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-54" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Guest, a draper, in the Fulham-road—on 29th October Watts came in and bought a pair of socks or gaiters for 63/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I took it to Mr. Guest—he came in and told her it was bad—she said she had it in change for a sovereign of her husband—she was detained and given into custody—about an hour after
<lb/>wards Davis came in for a pair of socks, price 33/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave a halfcrown in payment—I took it to the desk for change and Mr. Guest came and told her it was a bad one—she was also given into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-55" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GUEST</persName> </hi>. I keep a draper's shop at Fulham—I received a five shilling-piece from the last witness on 29th—I came into the shop, and saw Watt's—I afterwards gave the five shilling-piece to the policeman—I also received a half-crown about an hour afterwards, and gave that to a constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 66). I received charge of Watts from Mr. Guest, on 29th October, with this counterfeit crown-piece (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—she gave an address, 5, Vollant-street, Lambeth—I have made inquiries, and find there is no such person known—fivepence halfpenny was found upon her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JAMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, B</hi>). I took Davis, and received this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Mr. Guest—Davis refused her address—she said her husband had given her two half-crown pieces—one she had spent, and the other she did not know was bad—three halfpence was found upon her—I received another half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Mr. Bullock, on 2d November.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad, and the two half-crowns are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Davis' Defence.</hi> Do you think it feasible that I should go into the shop after I knew this woman had been in, and been taken into custody?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">They were both further charged with having been before convicted of uttering, at this Court; Watts in July</hi>, 1861,
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-60" type="given" value="MARGARET"/> Margaret Price</persName>, sentence nine months, to which they</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I gave it him, and he gave me a bad crown—I saw it was bad directly, but to be quite sure, I put it in my vice and bent it—I jumped over the counter, collared him, and told him it was)ad—he said he never gave me a five shilling-piece, and then he offered me a good sixpence to square the matter with me—I gave him and the crown into the charge of City-policeman 590.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The prosecutor cannot hear; I offered the sixpence as a deposit, uutil I should return for the thermometer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 590). I was sent for to Mr. Moller's shop on 15th November, and the prisoner was given into my charge for passing a bad crown—he told me he had taken it when he was drunk the night previous in a deal he had with a man—he was not aware he had it—he took a sixpence off the counter, and put it in his pocket—I afterwards took it from him, and three farthings—he gave his address, Kent and Surrey</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-64" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of John Alexis Thomas, who keeps a hatter's shop in Courtnay-terrace, Kingsland—on 22d September, the prisoner came into the shop, and asked for a cap, price a shilling—he gave me a half-crown—I called for change, my father came into the shop, and I gave it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you give it to your brother?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I called him, but I gave it to my father.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-65" type="given" value="JOHN ALEXIS"/>JOHN ALEXIS THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am the father of the last witness—I remember her handing me a half-crown on 22d September, and saying the prisoner had given it to her—I asked the prisoner his name, and where he came from—I think he gave the name of Edwards, and said he came from White
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you set any mark on the coin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I held it in my hand till the policeman came, and then gave it to him—I did not see the coin after that.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 176). I received charge of the prisoner at Mr. Thomas's shop, on 22d September, for uttering a bad half-crown—Mr. Thomas gave me this half-crown—the prisoner was taken to Worship-street police-court, remanded until the 27th, and then discharged—he gave the name of George Painter, Whitechapel—he said he had no fixed address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you take a hospital letter from me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the address on that was Flower and Dean-street—I could find nothing about you there—I found two begging-letters on you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have been ill a long time at the London Hospital; I got the crown from a young man I played at bagatelle with; I did not know it was bad; I left the sixpence as a deposit for the thermometer; I never attempted to get away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 355) I was called to the Anchor, and the prisoner was given into my custody with this sixpence, which the prosecutor said the prisoner had passed—I asked the prisoner where he got it—he said that he did not know—I afterwards received another sixpence from Mrs. Wilson.</p>
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<interp inst="def2-98-18641212" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SULLIVAN</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18641212-98-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-98-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery on
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-76" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18641212-98-offence-1 t18641212-name-76"/>John Reynolds</persName>, and stealing from his person 1 watch, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641212-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641212-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-77" type="surname" value="REYNOLDS"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-77" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>. I am a barman, at 29, Cambridge-street, Euston-road—on 27th November, about 9 o'clock, I was at the Crown and Hand, at the corner of Arthur-street, New Oxford-street, with my brother-in-law and his wife and my wife—we took some refreshment, and remained seven or eight minutes—the prisoners came into another compartment, and they both asked me to treat them three or four times, but I refused—when we left they came out by the other door which we had to pass to go home, and Sullivan struck me on the side of the head, and knocked my hat off—he did not speak—he struck my brother, and then Donovan struck my brother, and Sullivan struck my wife twice on the breast, and knocked her down—nothing was said—my wife and another witness went for a constable—we were knocked down, and picked up again near Bloomsbury-street—Donovan afterwards caught hold of me, and I caught hold of his neck-handkerchief, and gave him in charge for an assault, as I did not know that he had taken my watch—the policeman said, "Loose him"—I did so, and saw a piece of my gold chain hanging from my waistcoat—I took hold of Donovan again, and saw a piece of my watch in his left hand—I got my fingers between his, and took the watch from him—I cannot tell where Sullivan was then—I did not see him again till I went to the station, half an hour afterwards, to look for my wife, and saw both prisoners there in custody—I have no doubt that Sullivan is the man who I saw with my watch in his hand—Sullivan is the man who struck me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you been barman at the house you went into?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—there was no quarrelling; I only told them I would not treat them—I did not tell them that I had not been in place since I left there—my brother did not take up a glass to throw at him; we had our glasses on the counter—no one offered to fight inside—he struck me in the street; I struck him afterwards, and we had a violent struggle—I was knocked down several times, and fought as well as I could to defend myself—we did not close, but he hit me in the wind and knocked me down two or three times—when he held me round my neck I closed with him, but did not see him fall—there was a crowd near us; they did not pat me on the back—I told the police-man that it was an assault; I knew at that time that he had taken my watch—I did not tell the policeman he had robbed me, because I could</p>
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<p>hardly speak—Donovan went to the station and gave himself up, and Sulli-
<lb/>van was taken by the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there any blow or provocation before the prisoner struck you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—when I struck him it was in self defence, but that was some time after—he went from me to my brother—I did not see my brother give him any provocation.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641212-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641212-name-78" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-78" type="surname" value="REYNOLDS"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-78" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on 27th November I was with him and his brother and wife at the Crown and Hand public-house—the prisoners afterwards came into another part of the bar, and Dono
<lb/>van asked my husband to treat him—he said that he could not—Donovan asked him several times—none of our party treated the prisoners—we were there about ten minutes, and, as we came out and passed the other door, Sullivan struck my husband, and afterwards struck me, saying that if he could not him he would hit me, and used very abusive language—I lost a brooch, and my shawl was torn off—my breast has been very painful ever since the blow—I went to the corner of George-street for a constable ten minutes afterwards, and saw Sullivan in custody—I am sure he is the same man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you hear all that took place in the public-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I have told you all—there was no offer to fight—I did not hear a challenge to fight outside either—I saw Donovan hit my husband's brother—I was knocked down, and a young man picked me up—I did not see Sullivan taken—I went to the police-station; he was not there then, but I went there afterwards and saw him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641212-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641212-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-79" type="surname" value="MARGORY"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-79" type="given" value="EZRA"/>EZRA MARGORY</persName> </hi>. I am a watch-maker, of 71, Lamb-street, Kingsland-road—I was in New Oxford-street, about 9 o'clock on this night, and saw Sullivan run to Mrs. Reynolds and strike her on the breast, and knock her down—I caught her and picked her up again—somebody dragged her shawl off—I picked it up, and her brooch was gone—I got a constable, and he took Sullivan, a few yards off—I went to the station—two constables were sent after Donovan, and presently he came in—I saw no quarrel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was that the first you saw of Donovan?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I saw him first at the corner of Arthur-street, fighting with the prosecutor's brother, and at the corner of Bloomsbury-street—he came to the station and said that he came to clear himself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641212-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641212-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-80" type="surname" value="REYNOLDS"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-80" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>. I live at 26, Lee-street, Burton-crescent—I was with my brother and his wife and my wife at the Crown and Hand, and saw the prisoners—they asked my brother several times to treat them—he said that he could not—I told him not to insult us any more—we went out, and they came out at the other door and met us—Sullivan came up and put his fist before my face—I pushed him away—I had not said anything to him—he came out as if he meant to fight, and knocked me down in the street—my wife hit him with an umbrella—after that we fought away as well as we could till we got the police—Donovan was helping the others on—I was struck first—I did not see my brother struck—I saw nothing of a watch—one prisoner was given in custody, and the other came and gave himself up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you challenge either of them to fight?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I told them not to insult us any more—the insult was asking us to treat them—I had not known them before, but I believe my brother did—I de
<lb/>fended myself outside, and he knocked me down—I saw him on the ground once—I hit him a good blow—I did not see my brother struck at first, but I did after it had begun.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When the fist was held in your face had you done any
<lb/>thing to these men?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he said that he would fight me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641212-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641212-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-81" type="surname" value="NAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-81" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT NAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, 135
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). Margory came to me, and I went to New Oxford-street, and saw Sullivan rushing through a crowd, and bleed
<lb/>ing from the mouth—I went after after him from something that was said, and took him—the person who came to me said in his hearing, "That is one of them"—he made no reply—I said that I should have him taken to the station on a charge of assault—he appeared to be the worse for liquor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641212-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641212-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-82" type="surname" value="TOOLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TOOLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, 169
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On 27th November I was on duty in Bloomsbury-street—Donovan was brought to me by the collar in the street, and John Reynolds said that he wanted to give him in charge for assaulting him—I took him to the station, and when within twenty yards of the door Reynolds showed me this piece of leather, and said, "This is what I want to charge him with, with stealing this from my pocket"—he was greatly excited—he then charged him with stealing the watch, and said, "This is what I want to charge him with"—I said, "Why did not you charge him with that before?"—he said, "I do not know what I did say"—Donovan was nowhere to be seen then—I had let him go before Reynolds gave me the watch—I went to look for him, and while I was doing so he went and gave himself up at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where did he take the watch from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From his hand—I did not see him take it out of his pocket first—when he gave it to me, he said, "That is what I want to charge him with. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate;—Sullivan</hi> says, "The wit
<lb/>ness George Reynolds wanted to fight, and he struck me, and his wife struck me with an umbrella."
<hi rend="italic">Donovan</hi> says, "The first witness struck Sullivan on the face. After the policeman came I went to the public-house. I went from there to the police-station."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18641212-98-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED CANHAM</hi> (18)</persName>, were indicted for
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-86" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JACQUES</persName> </hi>. I reside at 15, Marshfield-street, Millwall, and am a boiler-maker—on Saturday night, 3rd December, about 12 o'clock I had just turned into Marshfield-street, when I heard a voice call "Hoy," I looked round and saw the prisoners in company with two females, about 10 or 15 yards from me—not knowing them I passed on; the same voice again called out "Hoy," I looked round and the taller prisoner (John) was running towards me, he struck me a violent blow in the eye and rushed upon me, took hold of my coat, and got feeling about my dress—I took hold of him and the other prisoner (Alfred) ran up and clicked hold of my collar and took my cap off—John still kept feeling about my dress, and one of the females came up and clicked me by the hair and dragged me down amongst them, and Alfred gave me a severe kick with his foot in the back—I called "Murder!" and "Police!"—one of the females gave me a kick in the mouth with her foot—I lay there for some time till a mob gathered round—I put my hand into my pocket to get my handkerchief to wipe the blood from my face, and it was gone as well as my cap—I was sober—I had been making a</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I believe the prisoners were present and saw me receive the money, I could not swear it, but I believe it, or they would not have laid wait for me—I am quite sure they were the two men who assaulted me; I noticed when I gave them in custody that the voice was the same, and their height and all corresponds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say you are not sure they saw you receive the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I am not sure, although I believe it; I have no recollect
<lb/>tion of seeing them before they attacked me—I know one from the other by one being a little taller and having more hair on his face; it was not very light—there was a gas lamp from 20 to 30 yards from where I saw the pri
<lb/>soners—I looked at John as he ran towards me to see if I knew him; that was the time I took particular notice of him—I don't know how many people there were about—I laid on my belly to keep my watch and property, and did not turn over any more till the mob came up to take them away—I am satisfied the kick I received from behind was from a man, the woman could not have done that, because she was in front of me, she kicked me in the mouth—I was within 60 yards of my own home—I am quite sure it was John Canham that gave me the blow in the eye; it was a violent blow—my eye is bloodshot at the present time from it—after I called "Murder!" and "Police!" a great many persons came up, and they did not abuse me any more after that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there any crowd at the time these two men first came up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I had ample opportunity of seeing their faces; the gas lamp threw a light on their faces—I looked at them particularly, not knowing them, to see if there was any business they could have to communicate to me; that was on account of their calling out, and I recognised their voices afterwards at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-87" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at 30, Davis-terrace, Isle of Dogs—on the night of 3rd December I was in Marshfield-street, going home—I saw the two prisoners, John Canham with his coat and cap off, standing over the prosecutor—there were several persons gathered round—I saw two women there—the prosecutor was lying on the ground, he had no cap on—there was blood on the side of his face—I am quite sure the two prisoners are the men I saw.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Could you clearly distinguish the prisoners?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I knew the prisoners before by sight and by name—several persons were round when I first came up, 7 or 8—I was within about 3 yards of them—I did not see any one strike the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the beginning of the assault?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641212-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641212-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-88" type="surname" value="GRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-88" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GRAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 265). The prosecutor pointed out the two prisoners to me in Manchester-road, Millwall, on Thursday, 8th December, and charged them with assaulting and robbing him—I told them the charge, John Canham said, "I was not there, I was at Limehouse at that time. "Alfred said, "I was not there, I don't know anything about it, I never assaulted the man."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The officer stated that they bore good characters, and the Prosecutor recommended them to mercy.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-99-18641212 t18641212-99-punishment-19"/>Confined Three Months each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HAYWARD KING</hi> (38)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641212-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641212-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-90" type="given" value="SIDNEY WRIGHT"/>SIDNEY WRIGHT GILLARD</persName> </hi>. I am at present clerk to my father—In November, 1863, I was in business—I was indebted to Mr. Clark in the sum</p>
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<p>of 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is. for gum—the prisoner called on me on 3rd November, he did not call exactly in reference to the payment of that account—we had some con
<lb/>versation about it—I cannot recollect what it was; we entered into an agreement for him to sell some varnish for me and hand over the money to Mr. Clark, I did not pay him in actual money; I think he had 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money to make up the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., that was the amount of the varnish he was to sell; he gave me this receipt—I saw him sign it (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "London, Nov. 3rd, 1863.—Received of Messrs. Gillard and Co. 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account of Clark and Co. W. H. King.") that was after I had paid him the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I think he had the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in two amounts—I think the amount of the varnish was 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—at the time I paid him I supposed him to be in the employment of Mr. Clark.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he say anything to lead you to suppose so?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He sold me these very goods, and he did not say he was not in their employ
<lb/>ment—he did not apply to me for the money on account of Mr. Clark, I wished to pay the money—I knew he was in Mr. Clark's service when he sold me the gum—when he came on 3rd November he did not say anything about receiving the money for Messrs. Clark—I said I wanted to pay them some money, and he said he could sell the varnish—he gave me the receipt on account of Clark and Co. so I of course expected that he was in their employment—he said he could sell the varnish, and I said, "If you have the varnish I wish to pay Messrs. Clark the money, and you must hand it over to them."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was an action afterwards brought against you for the amount?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How long were you in business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only some few months, I began somewhere about the beginning of 1863—my father was not a partner—he was frequently there—he had failed, and was there simply because he was doing nothing—these goods were brought in two parcels on 15th and 16th October—Mr. Beall the clerk called on me about 14 days' afterwards for the account, and I said I believed the transaction was for a longer period; he did not call more than once to my knowledge—I did not see him after that—I was taken ill in November, and was away ill for 3 months, and my father put the business into the hands of Mr. Parke, soli
<lb/>citor, of Moorgate-Street, to wind it up—I saw nothing of any letter prior to the action being brought against me; any letter that came on business would be handed over to Mr. Parke—I instructed Mr. Parke to state that I had this receipt, but he neglected it; it was found out on the trial at the Common Pleas—I did not see you several times before the action was brought, I could not, I was away from business—I only came back just before the action was brought—it was brought on 20th April—I did not see you on 14th February, I was in the country—I did not sell you any ketchup on 14th February, to my knowledge—I could not tell without my book—I did not sell you a gross of pickles on 27th, to my knowledge—you might have had it out of stock while I was away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi> was of opinion that there was no evidence of any false pre
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi> submitted that a larceny was made out, as the prisoner received the money for the express purpose of paying it to Mr. Clark, and though that might not apply to the proceeds to be realized by the varnish, it would apply to the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and with respect to that the Jury might, under the present indictment, find a verdict of larceny. The
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi> was clearly of opinion there was no false pretence, nor did he see how the Jury could find a verdict of larceny, that could only be done by proceeding against the prisoner</p>
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<hi rend="italic">as a bailee; the</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">he received was clearly not to be paid over in the very coin in which it was received.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. received by him on account of
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-93" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK HENRY CARRINOTON"/>GEORGE FREDERICK HENRY CARRINOTON CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a gum-merchant, in Camomile-street—the prisoner was a traveller in my service—his duty was to sell goods—it was no part of his employment to receive money; if he did receive it, his duty was to pay it into the counting-house—he dig
<lb/>charged himself by taking the money and absconding with it—I never dis
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>, without giving his address or where he was—I never received 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the prisoner on account of Mr. Gillard, nor any portion of it—I brought an action for the money, and was not aware of its having been paid to the prisoner till the trial came on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the prisoner acting as traveller for other persons besides you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not to my knowledge—I paid him a salary—I never saw him after 26th October—I then gave notice to my customers not to pay him any money—I had given notice to Mr. Gillard before 3d November, and Mr. Gillard said he had a sale-note for two months' credit, which would not expire till November, consequently we did not call upon him again till that expired; in the meantime he paid this 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to the prisoner, and never told as anything about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that the case of embezzlement had not been made out, the prisoner having left the prosecutor's employment, and notice having been given to the customers not to pay him.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18641212-102-offence-1 t18641212-name-95"/>Franis Bennock</persName> and another, and stealing 7,000 yards of silk, his property;
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>,</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-96" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. Francis Bennock and Co. of 80, Wood-street, silk warehousemen—no one sleeps on the premises—on Tuesday, 8th November, about a quarter-past 6 in the evening, I fastened up the premises—the doors were all closed and secured—I took the keys with me—I went' to the premises next morning between ten minutes and a quarter-past 8, and found the door in Wood-street partly open—I pushed it, and found the lock on the mat—it appeared as if it had been taken off from the inside—I found some pieces of silk lying near the door, and found the stock in the place in disorder—some goods were on the ground—seventy-six pieces of silk were missed, about 7,600 yards, worth about 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that was safe in the warehouse the night before when I left it—it was a peculiar description of silk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was that the only indication you found of the breaking, the lock being apparently taken off?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; that was the only appearance—we surmise that some one must have been shut up inside—there are several places in which people could secrete, themselves—they might have been there over night—they would have the means of coming in in the daytime—the screws had been taken out of the lock by a screw-driver—it would require several persons to carry all that silk away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-97" type="given" value="AMBROSE"/>AMBROSE BONNER</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, carrying on business at 104, St. John-street, Clerkenwell—on Thursday, 17th November, about 8 in the evening, the prisoner called at my shop, and showed me a sample of lace, of which lie said he had 2,000 pieces—he asked me to buy it—he then said he had a large lot of silks, and asked me if I would purchase—I pressed him as to where he got them from, and after some hesitation, lie said they were not right—I pressed him again, and he said they were from a warehouse in Wood-street—he said it was stolen from Wood-street, and that he and another man had got the lot—he then left, saying be would bring me a sample the next day—communicated with the police the same evening, and Inspector Potter called the next morning—I knew the prisoner's address—I had known him as a trimming and fringe maker for some time—I knew that he lived at 13, Slater-street, Bethnul green—I went there about half-past 6 the next evening, and asked him to show me the silk—he said it was too hot, he could not show it to me then—I did not see the silk then—I next saw the prisoner at his house on Wednesday, 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, about 12 o'clock—he then gave me a sample of silk—I believe this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to be the piece—I gave it to Mr. Potter within an hour after—I went again to the prisoner's house the same evening about 6 o'clock—he then said he would take me over the water to see the silk, he did not keep it in his own house, because it was dangerous—Mr. Potter and two other officers were then outside—I accompanied the prisoner the same evening to the County Terrace public-house, New Kent-road—I rode there in the prisoner's cart with him—he left me there, and was away for about half an hour—he then returned, and said the man where the silk was was out—he then drove me to Sutton-street on the road home—I left him that evening under the arrangement that he was to come to me the next day—I was to purchase 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of silk of him—I told him on the Wednesday morning that I could not purchase that amount, as I had not the money, but he was to call on me the next day—he came about 12 at noon—he wanted me to leave with him immediately—I told him I could not leave for ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—during that time I communicated with Inspector Potter—I then went with the prisoner and another man to Horsemonger-lane, where I and the prisoner got out—the man drove the horse and cart away—I and the prisoner went to the County Terrace public-house, where we were joined by the man who accompanied us in the cart—we all three then walked as far as the Elephant and Castle, when the prisoner said, "We had better have our boots cleaned; that will throw the police off all scent"—he said it would throw the police off their guard, or scent—another man then joined us, and we went to a public-house at the corner of West-square, a very quiet house—we stayed thereabout half an hour, when a man came and said he had seen some one watching, and that the silk had been sent over the water, opposite to Rotherham and Co. 's, the large drapers in Shoreditch—I and the man who first accompanied us then got into a Hansom cab and drove to the place named, in Shoreditch—I there saw the same horse and cart I had seen before, with a strange man in charge of it—either the prisoner or the other man said to him, "Have you got the silk?"—he said, "No"—the prisoner then got into the cart with the strange man and drove away, leaving me with the other man—this was about half-past 2—it would take two or three minutes to drive to the prisoner's shop from where we were at that time—in about eight or ten minutes he came back, and said he had got the silk in the cart—he was sitting on the right-hand side of the cart, near the kerb, and he asked me to pass him the money, which I did—I gave him 58
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver and gold, in two separate bags—I</p>
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<p>had counted the money before, in his presence, in a public-house where we stopped—after I paid the prisoner the money, he spoke to the man who had first accompanied us—I was then going round at the back of the cart to get up the other side—immediately I got into the cart, I saw the officer in attendance, and gave him a sign that the silk was in the cart—the prisoner bad not driven more than ten or twelve yards when police-constable Fawell seized hold of the horse's head—the prisoner jumped out of the cart—I tried to apprehend the man we bad just left—there were two or three sacks in the cart; I cannot say exactly—when the prisoner first came to me, he said, him and another man had got the lot, and said, I should have the lot when I got the required money—I saw the silk in the cart when I paid the money—I can't say how many pieces there were—they were in brown-paper parcels.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You had known the prisoner some time, had you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the first time I saw him was probably seven or eight years ago—when I knew him first, I bought trimming of him, at Cater and Co's, of Finsbury, for the firm where I lived—I left there about six years ago—I saw nothing of him after that till eighteen months ago—he then brought me some chenille nets, which I bought, and bought them very dear—I lost money by them—those are the only two transactions I had with him—he has a shop—I believe he. sells silk at that shop—the first policeman I told was Knowles—I went to his house—I went to the station as well—I saw two or three men on reserve there—Potter came the next morning, the 18th—the prisoner did not tell me that the person to whom he was going was a man named Dixon—he did not tell me the name—this man called himself Jones—I did not hear the prisoner mention the name of Dixon at all—I saw two more men besides the prisoner—I saw two men over the water—the man who drove the horse and cart to Shoreditch was the same man who met us at the Elephant and Castle—the man who drove the cart over to Shoreditch was the same man who drove it to the Elephant and Castle—he was the strange man I alluded to—when we got to West-square, he went away, then came back again, and said the silk had gone over to Shoreditch; and when we got to Shoreditch, that very same man was with the horse and cart—I saw no other man—the money I paid was my own money, some I had taken out of my cash-box at home, and I drew a cheque for 102. at the London and County Bank head office, as I went down on the same day, the 24th—the reason I drew that cheque was to detain the prisoner until the officers overtook us—I cashed it myself—the rest of the money was taken in my shop on the two or three previous days—the money I paid to the prisoner has not been found—I made a note of what I have stated—I have the notes with me—I made them as the matter was going on—I did not make a note of every word the prisoner said—I told Mr. Potter the same morning the conversation that took place—I did not make a note of the words that the prisoner used, that the goods were not quite right; that they were stolen from Wood-street; the prisoner gave me some cigars—I never had any quarrel with him at any time—about six months previous to this, he called, and asked me if I could buy some wide silk—I said No, I could not—I then communicated with Mr. Potter—the prisoner did not tell me that he had a commission to sell this silk—these notes were made at different times—on 17th, when I got home I wrote, and on 18th I wrote again—I am quite sure I did not write them all at the same time—I did not write every item; I thought it was not requisite.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had not forgotten what he said to you about the silk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he did state that it was stolen from Wood-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there a reward of 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. offered for this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe there was, but I did not know it until Mr. Potter came and told me.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know at the time the prisoner called upon you, on the 17th, that a reward had been offered for the discovery of the robbery?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-98" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD FAWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, 425
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>) From instructions I received I went about 11 o'clock on the morning of 24th November, and watched the prisoner's house, 13, Slater-street, Bethnal-green—he keeps a shop there—about 2 in the afternoon I saw. a cart drive up; it remained there from twenty minutes to half an hour—about twenty-five minutes past 2 the pri
<lb/>soner came there, and had a conversation with the man who drove the cart to the door—he then went into the house, followed by the man—the man came out again, let down the tail-board of the cart, and the prisoner brought out two empty sacks and put therm in the cart—he then brought out another sack containing something bulky, which he also placed in the cart—they then both got up into the cart and drove to High-street, Shoreditch—I fol
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<lb/>ness got in—the cart drove away—I followed them along Shoreditch till I saw police-constable 142
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>, who was in uniform—I hailed him to come and assist me, caught hold of the horse's head, and stopped the cart—the third man remained with the one who was waiting with the last witness—the prisoner and the last witness were in the cart when I stopped it; the prisoner driving—as soon as I had stopped the horse I caught hold of the prisoner by the skirt of his coat—he commenced flogging the horse—I held him as long as I could, and then he commenced flogging me with the whip—he then threw the reins on the horse's back, and the horse ran away—I was obliged to release my hold of the prisoner—he jumped out of the cart, and ran away down Bateman's-row—I called out to 142
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>, who chased him, and I ran after the horse and cart—I found inside the cart two empty sacks, and one containing eight rolls of silk, which I took possession of.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HORNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, 142
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On 24th November, about 3 in the afternoon, I was on duty in Shoreditch—I saw Fawell there; he gave me a signal—I saw the prisoner in the cart—Fawell had hold of the tail of his coat—I saw him jump out of the cart, and run away up Bateman's-row and up Curtain-road—I pursued him, and called "Stop thief!"—he was stopped by a man at the corner of Charles-street—he was struggling to get away; I caught hold of him and he tried again to get away—I said it was no use—he then asked me for some water, and I said he should have it when he got to the station—I found on him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in copper—he gave his correct address, 13, Slater-street, Bethnal-green.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, H</hi>). About 17th or 18th November, in consequence of a communication, I called on Mr. Bonner—I received a piece of silk from him on the 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, in the afternoon—I saw the prisoner in custody on the 24th—I showed the silk to him, and asked him how he accounted for the possession of it—he said it was all right; he should say nothing about it—on the following morning, on the way to the police-court, he asked me if I knew a man of the name of Bonner—I said "Yes, and you will have an opportunity of seeing him at the police-court."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the name of Dixon mentioned to you at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> </p>
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<p>No, not by the prisoner—I have heard it mentioned, and other names as well—I do not wish to say by whom the name was mentioned to me—it was not by Bonner—I have heard of the name of Dixon in connexion with this matter—Bonner told me that Grant had offered him some silk, which was stolen from Wood-street by him—he was aware that I knew Grant—I knew him many years ago—he keeps a general dealer's shop; he buys and sells things—I think he was present at the breaking—that is my information.</p>
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<lb/>nock and Co. 's, 80, Wood-street—I know this piece of silk (
<hi rend="italic">the sample</hi>)—to the best of my belief it is our silk; it corresponds in quality and width—I identify these eight pieces (
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the quantity of silk missed is seventy-six pieces, value 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector Potter stated that the prisoner had been for years under the sur
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-104" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA RICE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Rice, of 20, Coal-yard, Drury-lane—on the night of 27th November, about 11 or 12 o'clock, I was in bed in my room; we only occupy one room—my husband was asleep on the end of the table—there was a lamp burning in the room—I was awoke out of my sleep and saw a woman leaving the room—I jumped out of bed and stopped her—she was carrying the shawl I have on now, the cloak I have here, and many other articles, in her arms—I caught hold of her; she was just in the act of going out at the door—I took the things from her—she got away, leaving her shawl behind—I did not see her face—the next day I saw the prisoner in the next room to me, in the same house, and showed her the shawl, and I asked her whether it was her shawl—she said, "Yes"—I said, "You are the woman that came into my room last night"—she said, "If I did I was drunk"—the things she was carrying are worth about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>—I had locked the room that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did your husband come in after you had locked it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, he is not here—he was not in bed that night because he was drunk—I went to bed about ten minutes to 11, and left him sitting up in the room on a chair—I went to sleep immediately—he was fast asleep when I got out of bed—the woman had a lot of things in her arms, not tied in a bundle, but altogether—I know this is the woman by her owning the shawl—she does not live in the house, only a friend of hers, where she is in the habit of visiting—the friend is a married woman; she has lodged in that house for some length of time; I believe on the same floor—I roused my husband up—I had not seen the prisoner before, that I know of—I don't know whether she was in the habit of visiting the house or not—I went to bed about ten minutes to 11, and fastened the door, and I suppose I awoke about 12, or a few minutes after, from 12 to 1; I could not tell exactly.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>plice—I passed him, and he followed me for about twenty yards, and then I felt a blow at the top of the hat—my hat was knocked to pieces; the blow was very severe, but it did not hurt me—he still kept following me—I then holloaed, "Murder!" and "Police!" as loud as I possibly could, and another blow was struck me by the same man, which knocked a hole in my hat, and had the effect of knocking me down—it did not render me quite insensible, I think—the man who snatched my chain escaped; I did not see his features—the prisoner is exactly the figure and style of man—I picked him out from twelve others afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Flow long afterwards was it you saw him again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not till the Monday evening; this was on the Saturday night—the officer came down, and said they bad the man—another party had given a description of him—I went and saw, I should think, a dozen people together, and I picked out the prisoner as being the most like of all—I have no doubt in my own mind now—I could not swear to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-108" type="given" value="TULLY"/>TULLY LOUIS</persName> </hi>. I am a comedian, of West-street, Mile-end—on the evening of 5th November I was in Whitechapel about ten minutes to 6—I was in the rear of Mr. Marshall—I saw the prisoner walk from the kerb to the pro
<lb/>secutor, make a snatch at his chain, and run down Angel-alley—I have no doubt whatever that it was the prisoner—I afterwards picked him out from a number of men at the police-court—when I heard the prosecutor call out "Murder!" I went down Angel-court and saw a man I could not recognise, at the back of him, strike him on the head and run away—there was a light where the prisoner snatched the chain, right underneath, about three yards from the pavement, quite sufficient for me to see his features—there is a lamp projecting from a public-house right over where the prisoner snatched the chain.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-109" type="given" value="BRIDGET"/>BRIDGET HANDS</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Angel-court—on the evening of 5th No
<lb/>vember, about five minutes to 6, I saw the prisoner in Angel-court—I picked Mr. Marshall up—I did not see him struck by anybody—I saw the prisoner running away first—he wanted to get into my passage past me, and came right against me—I saw another man, rather taller than him; I don't think I should know him again—I had never seen him before, that I know of—he was a fair-complexioned man—I know the prisoner is the man; he was in my arms—I had never seen him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Why didn't you hold me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> As I came out of my door you ran in—I should not have come out when I heard the cry of "Murder!" and "Stop thief!" only I had two little boys out—it is such a frequent occurrence in that neighbourhood, I pay no attention to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that as the assault in this case was subsequent to the attempt to rob, and was evidently for the purpose of facilitating the escape of the prisoner, the Jury mutt find a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">The same evidence was given in this case.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent of it. The man that took the chain was
<hi rend="italic">Moggy</hi> Cogían, and
<hi rend="italic">Johnny</hi> Sheen it was who struck the gentleman. Coglan is very much like me.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH CUTBUSH</hi> (24)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641212-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641212-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-114" type="surname" value="CURRAN"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-114" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH CURRAN</persName> </hi>. I am a sailor—on 23d November, about 10 o'clock at night, I was in the Boyal Standard public-house, Wells-street—I had a com
<lb/>panion with me; he has since gone away—I took him in there to give him a glass of ale—two girls followed us in and sat down on my right-hand side—the prisoner came in; I had come over in the same ship with him—he made use of the young man's pipe—I told him to lay it down; it was none of mine, or he would be welcome to a smoke out of it—he then said that I had got his girl alongside of me—I said I had not—he sat down by the side of another coloured man, and the first thing he did was to make a grab at my throat—he then took a knife out of his left trousers-pocket and stabbed me in the right oye—before he did that he said he would have some white-livered son of a b-'s life before he went away, and he was going away on Friday—I was lying across a table at the time I was stabbed—he also kicked me on the left shoulder and on the chest, three kicks—I had not abused him—we had had no quarrel—I shook hands with him when be came into the house—I asked if he had a ship—he said yes—I asked him where he was going—he said to Hong Kong.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The cut he has got over the eye was done crossing the line, coming home. I did not do it. I struck him twice with my fist, not with a knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not meet with any accident crossing the line—I had a cut be
<lb/>fore this, but not in the same place—the prisoner was about half-drunk—I am quite sure he had a knife, and a sharp one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-115" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I was in the public-house when this occurred—I saw the prisoner take a knife out of his left trousers' pocket, and strike the pro
<lb/>secutor over the eye, and when he fell down he kicked him three times—once in the side of the cheek—I am sure he had a knife—it was a sharp one, with a long blade—the prosecutor had not said anything to annoy him—they were not intoxicated.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When I came into the public-house, what did I do?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You were sitting with two females when Curran carne in with a shipmate and girl—the girl was
<hi rend="italic">chaffing</hi> you—you took up a pipe, and Curran told you to put it down—I heard you say you would have some white man's blood before you sailed on Friday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641212-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641212-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-116" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COMLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon in Whitechapel—on 23d November, I examined Curran—I found a wound of the upper eye-lid of the right eye, about an inch in length, and a smaller one in the inner orbit of the frontal bone of the same eye—they could not have been caused by the blow of a fist—it was a fresh wound—it must have been caused by a knife, or some sharp instrument.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-117" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-117" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 128). I took the prisoner into custody on the 23d November, about 10 at night—he was not sober—the prosecutor charged him with stabbing him—he denied stabbing him with a knife, but said they fell out, and had been fighting.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> One of the white men called one of the girls a cow, and this man's shipmate struck me at the back of the head; I got up, and returned the compliment, and struck him two blows on the eye; as to using a knife, I declare I did not; all I had in my pocket was a key and a pair of gloves.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD HENRY JORDAN</hi> (21)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18641212-107-offence-1 t18641212-name-120"/>Emily</persName> being then alive.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NICHOLSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641212-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641212-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-121" type="surname" value="TARRAN"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-121" type="given" value="WILLIAM FRANCIS"/>WILLIAM FRANCIS TARRAN</persName> </hi>. I reside at Larnp-office-court, Lamb's Con
<lb/>duit-street, and am the father of the first wife—I was present on 20th March, 1863, at Marylebone Church, when she was married to the prisoner—his mother was there too—they lived with his mother up to 23d February last, and when his wife was about to be confined, he came to live at my house with her—my daughter gave birth to a child on 20th April—I saw the prisoner frequently after that, and asked him to contribute something towards her support, but he has only given her 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. since they have been married—I afterwards went to St. Ann's, Westminster, and obtained the copy of a marriage-certificate—the policeman has it—I compared it with the original—it is a fac-simile, to the best of my knowledge—I have also the certificate of my daughter's marriage—I have compared that with the register—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>": Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church of Marylebone, 20th March, 1863, between Edmund Henry Jordan, of full age, bachelor, chemist's assistant, and Emily Tarran, of full age, spinster."
<hi rend="italic">The second certificate was as follows:</hi>—"Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church, St. Ann's Westminster, on 13th October, 1864, between Edmund Henry Jordan and Emily Foster Crouch, bachelor and spinster.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you direct the prisoner to be taken into custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I gave him in charge—I became security for a loan for him—he has not paid a farthing of it yet—I was not angry about that—I was angry because he neglected my daughter—I found he was living with another woman on 1st September—the loan is not due yet—it was to have been paid at half a crown a week—the first half-crown ought to have been paid on the first Tuesday after 19th April—he has not paid any yet—I only ascertained about the second marriage the day previous to my giving him into custody—I did not give him in charge in conse
<lb/>quence of his not paying that loan.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18641212-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18641212-name-122" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-122" type="surname" value="CROUCH"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-122" type="given" value="EMILY FOSTER"/>EMILY FOSTER CROUCH</persName> </hi>. I reside at Whitham-road, Hounslow—on 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> October last, I was married to the prisoner—I knew at the time of our marriage that he had been married before—I knew he had a wife living—I have not been told to say that since he has been in custody—I am sure of that—I knew at the time I married him that he had a wife living—I have been living with him at Hounslow since our marriage—we we living there at the time he was taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Has he always treated you well?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, very well indeed—I knew when he was first married that he was under age, and I thought from that it was illegal—we both thought it was illegal being under age.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he tell you so?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he did; he did not think it was legal—I know the first wife is living now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, T</hi> 34). From information I received I went to Hounslow, and took the prisoner into custody—I told him the charge—he said he was very sorry—it was a bad job, but he thought</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOUGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know how long the prisoner and your daughter lived together after you say they were married?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I cannot say—I don't suppose they lived together above two years altogether off and on, not to be together constant, but what they were apart—I know that my daughter was often accused by the prisoner of improper conduct—it was through ill usage that she left her husband—I have never blamed her for her conduct—she came home to me through misconduct by him—he was in the militia at the time he married my daughter—he was discharged with a good character—my daughter has been at work since she left him—she works at the barracks now—she has been living with another man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When was it that she began living with anybody else?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She has not been living with him long—I can't say how long—not so much as three years—when my daughter and the prisoner met at my house, two years ago last Epsom Races, she was not living with anybody not till after that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The marriage was not a happy one?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Has he behaved kindly to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't say that he has.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-129" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JOYCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, R</hi> 261). I apprehended the prisoner on a charge of bigamy—he said nothing—his first wife gave him in charge—his second wife was present at the time—I asked, him if he heard what the charge was, and he did not say a word—I produce two certificates of marriage—(
<hi rend="italic">The first was of a marriage at the Parish Church of Carshalton, Surrey, on August</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1854,
<hi rend="italic">between Thomas Simes, bachelor, and Louisa Stacey, spinster; and the second, of a marriage at St. George's Church, Ramsgate, on</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th September</hi>, 1861,
<hi rend="italic">between Thomas Simes, bachelor, and Sarah Louisa Meredith, spinster.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi>—"I have been separated from my first wife for seven years; she was a very violent young woman, and disagreed with me—she went on the town with the soldiers, and then she took a furnished room, and lived with a soldier; I took her off the streets, and lived with her again; she communicated to me a vile disease; I have not lived with her for seven years, and I thought I need not con
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Third Count</hi>, As
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-138" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The evidence of this witness, given yesterday</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 107),
<hi rend="italic">was read over to him, to which he assented, and added:</hi> We gave no provocation to the prisoner either in or out of the public-house—I said nothing, except refusing to treat them—no blows or throwing of glass took place before I was assaulted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had either of your party umbrellas?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Our wives had—I have told you all the conversation in the public-house—my brother said that he did not see why we should be insulted—I cannot say whether I heard my brother state that last night in Court—I was examined before him, and was not asked whether I heard him use the word insulted—I did not hear him state it last night that I know of—I cannot recollect every word that was said—there was no challenge to fight given inside the house, and I did not hear one given outside the house—I did not see the prisoner on the ground; I saw my brother strike him, and I struck him to defend myself—I did not knock him down—I struck him as many times as I could get at him—my brother and I were on to him at the same time, but there were more on to us—I did not see anybody else strike him—no umbrella was used that I know of—I did not see him on the ground with four or five on top of him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you lose your watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the prisoner struck me first—he struck my wife before I could get to him—what I did was purely in self-defence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-139" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">This witness's evidence was read over to her, to which she assented, and added:</hi> I was struck on the breast, and a young man caught me in his arms as I was falling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you an umbrella?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not use it, or lift it up at all—there was a great crowd—I was too much excited to be angry when I saw my husband struck—there was no challenge in the public-house to fight—the prisoner went in after us; he was not there more than ten minutes altogether—we had refreshments there—my husband had been barman there—he said that he would not treat them—his brother used the word "insulting"—I went to the station—Sullivan was in custody when I saw him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">This witness's evidence was read over to him, to which he assented.</hi>]</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had anybody umbrellas?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The two wives, but I did not see them used.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see any assault?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw them knock the</p>
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<p>prosecutor down, and his brother too, and then they knocked the wife down—the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> had just commenced when I came up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-141" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>. [
<hi rend="italic">This witness's evidence was read over, to which he assented.</hi>]</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see an umbrella used?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; my wife hit the prisoner with an umbrella when he was going to kick me, and stopped him—I do not know where she hit him, or whether it knocked him down—I was down myself: he knocked me down, and was going to kick me, but my wife hit him with the umbrella; that was the only blow struck with the umbrella—my brother's wife had an umbrella too, but I did not see her use it—I knocked Sullivan down after he knocked me down—I also fought with Donovan—I struck the prisoner as hard as I could, and he struck me as hard as he could—there was no challenge to fight in the public-house; they came out after we left the bar, and began rowing with us—he put his fist in my face, and said, "I will fight you"—I pushed him away with my open hand; I did not hit him—he then knocked me down, and some minutes afterwards I knocked him down—I saw the prisoner on the ground once, and my brother under him—the prisoner struck the first blow; he knocked me down with his clenched fist outside the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you given them the slightest provocation?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not the least—after the fist was held in my face, Sullivan said that he wanted to fight me, down Arthur-street—I said that I should not fight on Sunday night—he wanted me to lay money down, and bet, but I would not—we got away, and they followed us, and came up and struck us, and we struck them again—we were anxious to get away, and kept before them all the way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement to as again read.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-142" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL DONOVAN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">A prisoner.</hi>) I was in the public-house on Sunday night with the prisoner—the Reynolds's were there before us, but we were not in the same compartment—he being a barman in the house before, I knew him, and we shook hands together—I said, "We are 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. short of a pot; will you make a pot of it?"—he said, "No"—his brother said, "Why should he give you beer?"—I said, "What has that to do with you: do not I know the man?"—he took a glass, and said, "If it was me insulted like that, I would send the glass in your face"—I said, "You would have to pay for it"—Reynolds came round to our bar, and said, "Mike, do not say anything to him; he is my brother"—he struck Sullivan on the nose, and they bad two rounds—I said, "Go outside; you have got no room here"—they went out, and had a fight, and Reynolds's wife struck Sullivan two or three times on the head in the public-house—outside Reynolds knocked Sullivan down by a blow—I was picking him up, and Reynolds's brother struck me in the mouth—when I was picking Sullivan up, John Reynolds said, "You b——" and struck him in the mouth—this was all in the public-house—they fought two rounds, which took four or five minutes, and went outside, and took off their coats, and Reynolds hit Sullivan in the mouth, and knocked him down—I picked him up—John Reynolds struck me, and said, "I will fight you"—with that his wife struck Sullivan on the head with an umbrella, and the other woman rushed in among the three of them, and scratched his face—John Reynolds struck me on the mouth—when we got a little way down the street, Sullivan was leaning by a tobacconist's window, and George Reynolds said, "Come on, me and you will have a couple of rounds," and struck me, and I struck him again—we had several rounds—I was down, and he was</p>
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<p>down—the police were sent for—I heard that there was a charge of robbery against me, and gave myself up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did John Reynolds charge you with stealing his watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he had bold of my neck—I did not see his watch-chain hanging down at the public-house—I did not go out of the public-house, and commence assaulting them—I never had his watch in my hand; I never saw it till I was at the police-court—we did not go out at first; they came round into our bar, and fought us, and struck Sullivan on the nose without any provocation at all, and Reynolds's wife also struck him—Reynolds commenced it—it was not a fight to get the watch and chain—he did not charge me with stealing—I have not been charged with stealing either at this Court, or elsewhere, except for being drunk—I am a coster-monger.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that they took their coats off; who did?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Both the Reynolds's—that was outside the public-house—the first blow was struck in the public-house before the coats were taken off.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you charged with stealing on any occasion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, it is entirely untrue.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EZRA MARGOSCHIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you come up when it had just begun?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, both the Reynolds's kept their coats on—I saw the first blow struck outside by Sullivan—I was not inside the public-house at all, I was only passing by.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-111-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN HARRIS</hi> (61)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-145" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRIBBALL</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the London business of Thomas Adams and Co. of Nottingham, carried on at Hall, Burling, and Co's. 44, Broad-street—they keep a stock in London—on 13th September I selected 15 pieces of silk net, and sent them with some lace goods to be forwarded by Garwood, the porter, to Nottingham—these nets (
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the falls about 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I understand every one in the trade would know that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Would a person not in the trade know the value?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not the exact value—these are not all of equal value; this piece is 18 yards at 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a yard, which would be 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—these falls are worth 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—they all vary in value—gentlemen unconnected with the business would not know anything about their value—I would not swear to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-146" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GARWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Hall and Co. of Broad-street—on 30th September I packed up these goods, and directed them to Adams and Co. of Nottingham—I delivered them to Charles Bird.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-147" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BIRD</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, in the employ of the Great Northern Railway Company—I collect goods and convey them to the office, Bee Hive-yard, Whitecross-Street—on 30th September I received a parcel from Garwood, and took it to the Bee Hive with a note.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-148" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JACKMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the Bee Hive booking-office—on 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> September I checked a parcel given me by Bird, and put my initials on the right hand side—the parcel was sent to King's Cross station the same night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Bee Hive-yard—I made out this invoice (
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-150" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CLIFTON</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the employ of the Great Northern Railway—on 30th September I drove van No. 324, from the Bee Hive-yard to King's-cross station—I had a way bill delivered to me; this (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) is like it—I was not aware of any parcel being missing till some time after.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-151" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE READ</persName> </hi>. I am a checker at the goods station, King's-cross—on 30th September I checked the contents of van No. 324—this is the way bill—I found no parcel addressed "T. Adams and Co., Nottingham," and I marked it "not received. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I presume it was stolen on its transit?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—I am positive it was not in the van.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-152" type="given" value="THOMAS SEAFORD"/>THOMAS SEAFORD MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am buyer in the house of Thomas Adams and other large lace manufacturers of Nottingham—I recently pur
<lb/>chased in Paris a quantity of lace mils and other lace goods; I brought them to London, and delivered them to Mr. Gribball to be forwarded to Not
<lb/>tingham, but they never arrived—I identify these falls as those I bought in Paris, I know them by their tickets; they are worth 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the other goods are out of my department.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is that the market value?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That is the net cost in Paris—everybody would know the value of lace falls by seeing tickets attached to them in shop windows.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-153" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA ROTHSCHILD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Rothschild, a general dealer, of 36, Dean-street, Aldgate—on 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi> November the prisoner came to my house with a bag and asked me if I would buy some things—I said, "Let me look at them, please"—I told him I would not buy them, I would show them to a party—he wanted 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them—he produced some blonde and some nets, but they were in a very shocking condition; they were rumpled, and looked like old goods—I showed them to Mrs. Graveur—I afterwards saw the prisoner, and gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them—these veils are similar, but I cannot swear to them—I sold the goods to Mrs. Graveur for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the same moment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Bid you think when you bought them that you were giving a fair price for them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did—things of that kind are very often sold on the Clothes Exchange—they were shown in the open market before I saw them, and were sold openly to me—I told the prisoner I was going to show them to another person before I bought them, and he allowed me to take them openly through the streets—I never bought such things of a costermonger.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-154" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA GRAVEUR</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Levy Graveur, a cigar maker—I am milliner, and deal in wearing apparel, made and unmade—on 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi> November Mrs. Rothschild showed me some net and some pieces of lace falls—I gave her 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them—these are similar to them—I sold them next day to Simpson and Co. of Farringdon-street, for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you suppose the lace falls to be worth 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, they were brought to me as a lot of rubbish, and were in a very disorderly condition in a bag, twisted all manner of ways; they were not blocked up and dressed for the occasion as they are now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-155" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED READ</persName> </hi>. I am buyer to Simpson and Co., linen drapers, of Far
<lb/>ringdon-street—on 3rd November I purchased a lot of lace and net and lace falls for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and sold them to Mr. Lang land on 14th November for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I believe those to be the same.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you suspect at the time you bought them that the lace falls were worth 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—it is a house of 30 years' standing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-156" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LONGLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent, of 1, Crescent-villas, Bigmore-road, Hoxton—on 14th November I purchased some nets and falls of Simpson and Co. for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I sold the nets to Harrison and Smith for 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I retained the falls and handed them all to the police—I had given one or two to my daughters, but they gave them up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you know that the nets were of the value of 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.?—
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had not the slightest idea—they were not in this condition—I put them in order and re-blocked the nets and re-folded them—Harrison and Smith are very respectable people—the nets were shown to me on Saturday; I had my doubts about them and took two patterns—I sold them to Harrison and Smith for 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., before I bought them—I did not know that they were of the joint value of 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever see articles of this sort bought in this tumbled state?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were not very bad—it is not usual for articles of this kind to be brought in the condition in which they were, but I have known it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-157" type="given" value="LANCELOT"/>LANCELOT SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Harrison and Smith, of St. Martin's-le-grand, manufacturers of lace falls and fancy goods—on 14th November I purchased these nets of Mr. Langland, for 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he had shown me the patterns the day before; I at once recognised them as the goods of Adams and Co. and bought them to show them—I sent imme
<lb/>diately for Mr. Gribball—I did not then know of the loss of the parcel, but I was surprised at the price—the price of the nets would be 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you a judge of lace?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have been in the trade some time—I recognise the manufacturer by the nets—it is impossible for anybody in the trade to tell the exact value or even the appreciable value.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>). On 16th November I saw the prisoner in a public-house, at the corner of Goldston-street, Whitechapel—I told him who I was, and asked him where he had got the goods which he sold to Mrs. Rothschild, of Duke-street, Aldgate, he said, "I have not sold her anything"—I put the same question three times at least, and he re
<lb/>turned the same answer—I likewise showed him this bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and told him to read it—it is a list of goods which were missing—he still denied it—I told him he must go with me to Mrs. Rothschild's—going along he asked me how long ago it was since he had sold the things to Mrs. Rothschild—I said, "About a fortnight or three weeks,"—he said, "I have not sold her anything"—I took him to Mrs. Rothschild, and she said that he was the man she bought the goods of—he turned round directly, and said, "She means those rags"—I took him to the station; he said it was a hard case for a poor man to be locked up innocent—I told him he would not be locked up innocent if he would give me information who he bought the things of—he said "Give me time, and no doubt I shall find the man"—I asked his de
<lb/>scription; he said that it was a man dressed like a costermonger or a porter who was on' Change, and afterwards he said in Cutler-street, and that he gave 32
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was not this what the prisoner said, "It was a lot of rubbish I sold her?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Rags or rubbish—he first said that he bought them in the Clothes Exchange, and afterwards in Cutler-street—I did not recollect at the Police-court that he had given two accounts—the conversation was in Mrs. Rothschild's house and hearing—this is the first time I have mentioned it—I did not take a note of it—I think there were two remands at the Police-court—there might be three examinations before the Magis
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-159" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES UNDERWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>). I was with Mollineux; and have heard his statement of the prisoner denying that he had sold anything to Mrs. Rothschild—that is true—the inspector asked him where he bought the things—he said, "In the Change"—that is the Clothes Exchange, Petticoat-lane—the inspector asked him if he was certain of that, and he said that it was in Cutler-street, which is just outside the Exchange—I produce 142 lace falls, which I received from Mr. Longland.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. ROTHSCHILD</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you known the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About ten years—I do not think he said anything about how he got the goods.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">th</hi> September, I paid an account of Messrs. Morland of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I do not know to whom—this is the receipt.</p>
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<lb/>bury—on 14th December, I paid the prisoner 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on account of Messrs. Morland, in my counting-house—I also paid him 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on their account on 12th November—I produce the receipts; the prisoner wrote them in my presence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-163" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SANDERS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Morland, and have been so seventeen yean—the prisoner has been there about nine years as packer, and to take out goods, and if there was any money, to bring it back, and pay it either to me or one of the principals immediately on his return—I sent him every week to Mr. Day for the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I have no idea when I first sent him; but when I last sent him, he said either that Mr. Day would send it, or that he was not within—I directed him to go to Mr. Domtra in the early part of November, and he brought back an answer, that Mr. Domtra would send a cheque—the prisoner has not paid that sum, nor 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. received from the same gentleman on 10th November—I believe these receipts to be his writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-164" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MORLAND</persName> </hi>. I am an umbrella manufacturer—the prisoner was in my employment—he has occasionally collected money for me—it was his duty to pay it immediately to a clerk, or to one of the firm—I have never received this 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Mr. Domtra, or 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Mr. Day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Has not the prisoner recently lost some members of his family?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was told that he had lost two children—I lent him 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash, which he was to repay at nine or ten shillings a week.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman, S</hi> 11). On the afternoon of 2d December, I met the prisoner in Seething-lane—I knew him before—he said, "Well, I don't know, I may as well give myself up to you as anybody else"—I said, "What is the matter with you; what do you mean?"—we walked up Seething-lane together, and I said, "Is anything a miss? Are you ill) or what is the matter with you?"—he said, "Well, to tell you the truth, I have embezzled some money of my master"—I took him to the station, and afterwards saw Mr. Morland.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you known him some time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Five or six years—he was an honest, well-conducted man—he seemed very much dis
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I paid four shillings to the cabman, and put the fifteen shillings into a nankeen pocket, which I put down my bosom—the pocket also contained three lockets and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold—the three men saw me do that, and the prisoner said, "I know where your sister lives; I will take you to her"—I said, "I do not care what I give to see her, because I have not seen her since my mother went to Australia"—I had spoken about my sister before that—when I went out, the three men followed me nearly to the bottom of the street, and the prisoner held me by the throat, and nearly strangled me—I hardly know whether he was in front of me or behind me—I halloed out, "Murder!" "Father!"—the other one tore my bosom open—here is my gown all torn, and I am all sore now—they tore my breast and chest, and took out the pocket and the money, and ran away—I spoke to a police
<lb/>man, and went with him down Devonshire-street—I saw the prisoner at the station at 2 o'clock in the morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Who did you come in with?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> With two shoemakers—I had never seen them before—they had the two pots of half-and-half, and I had the brandy—I did not treat you—I left the shoemakers there with the beer, when you three followed me out—the man who robbed me did not ask me to drink a glass of porter, nor did I tell him to drink it, and then put down a shilling, and say, "Fill another"—I paid the cabman outside, four shillings out of the nineteen—a dark man did not say, "You have treated me, I will treat you with the best there is in the house"—I had not some chops and steaks in my arms—I did not give you seven mutton chops—you were remanded for a week, I did not appear, and you were remanded again—I did not then write a letter to say that I would have nothing more to do with the case: my husband must have done it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-172" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH FINCH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Finch, a coal-porter, of 7, Devonshire-street, St. George's—on 18th November, at not quite 8. 30 in the morning, I saw the prosecutrix and a man with his arm round her waist, and two other men—they were all three very drunk—the prosecutrix did not appear to me to be sober—the prisoner was about twenty yards behind—I saw a short man thrust his hand into the prosecutrix's bosom—she screamed out "Murder!" and "Father!"—the prisoner then went up to her, but the other man was robbing her then—that was at Mr. Atkinson's door—the prisoner went up, and laid hold of her by the shoulders and neck—I cannot say whether he had hold of her when the other man took the money, but I think he was very close to her, as he had his hand on her shoulder—what I said was, that he was twenty yards behind when I first saw them—he held her while she was being robbed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When she was robbed, what did the prisoner do?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He walked up the street, and the short man ran away with something in his hand—he robbed her by putting this hand down her bosom—her nick was a little bit open—I afterwards saw her come back with a policeman—I did not go to the Police-court, as I did not know that I should be wanted; but I was afterwards summoned, and went—I have known the prisoner before in the street, and may have nodded to him, but I am not sure—I think I have seen him in a public-house where my husband has been to get his coppers changed—I know him by sight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see me near the woman until she hallooed out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw you run to Mrs. Atkins directly she was by herself—you all appeared to have been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Looking out at my own window from where I could see right up and down the street—it happened past my window, more to the Commercial-road—I did not go out and give information, but I spoke to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Chandler at the same window?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, she was with me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18641212-name-173" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH CHANDLER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Chandler, of 7, Devon-shire-street, a seaman—I was looking out at a window of the same room as Mrs. Finch, and saw the prisoner hold the woman by the neck while a short man robbed her, and took something from her bosom, I could not see what—the one who robbed her ran into a court, and the prisoner walked up the street—I saw a policeman go up to the prosecutrix—I did not attend at the Police-court till I was summoned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I believe you stated at the Police-court that I only had my hand on her shoulder?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said that you had her by the neck while the other man passed his hand into her bosom—you all appeared to have been drinking.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You said at the police-court that there came a knock to the door, and you went to the door to see what it was?
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, 253
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went to the Star public-house and had a pint of beer. Two shoemakers were there. We had been there ten minutes when this woman came in, and the two shoemakers came out. I know one of them by night, and he handed the pot to me; she called for a pot of beer. One of them said, "Now, mistress, you drink along with us." She did so. She gave me seven chops, and I gave four of them away to the shoemakers. I lighted my pipe, and was about forty yards behind them. One of them had his arms round her shoulders, and they were rolling from one side of the pavement to the other. She holloaed out and I went up, but whether I put my hand on her shoulder or not I cannot say. I did not know she had a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the world. She never appeared against me, and I was remanded twice. Is it likely that in a street where all the people knew me I should attempt to rob a woman?</p>
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<interp inst="def2-117-18641212" type="age" value="19"/>
<interp inst="def2-117-18641212" type="surname" value="STREAK"/>
<interp inst="def2-117-18641212" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM STREAK</hi> (19)</persName>
<rs id="t18641212-117-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18641212-117-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-117-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to Stealing the sums of 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs> also
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<interp inst="t18641212-117-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-117-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the moneys of
<persName id="t18641212-name-179" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18641212-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-179" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-name-179" type="given" value="THOMAS ROUSE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18641212-117-offence-2 t18641212-name-179"/>Thomas Rouse Phillips</persName>, their master—</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRADFORD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18641212-117-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18641212-117-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-117-18641212 t18641212-117-punishment-33"/>
<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STREAK</hi>
<rs id="t18641212-117-punishment-34" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18641212-117-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory"</