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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>HALE, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</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, May 8th, 1865, 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; the Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR GEORGE WILLIAM WILSHERE BRAMWELL</hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer;
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-2" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SIDNEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P.; Sir
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-3" type="given" value="FRANCIS GRAHAM"/>FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</persName> </hi>, Bart, F.S.A.; Sir
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-4" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER GARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt.; Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-5" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNET</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</hi>, Esq.; and
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-8" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-10" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., Judge of the Sheriff's Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-12" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-14" type="given" value="HENRY DE"/>HENRY DE JERSEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HALE, MAYOR SEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the, associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-18" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LAMB</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Nathan Wolf Jacobson, jeweller, 312, Oxford-street—on the night of 24th February, I shut up the premises, about half-past 10, quite secure, and about half-past 11 my attention was attracted by an unusual noise, which I could not understand—I was in an under
<lb/>ground room at the time—I immediately went into the shop—I saw the reflection of the gas from the street—I then distinctly saw the shop-door open; the glass-cases were open, and the window in great disorder—I missed a quantity of watches and other things—no property has been found since—they were quite safe at the time I fastened up the shop—I did not see any persons that caused me any suspicion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-19" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FURNESS</persName> </hi>. I am now in the House of Correction, under sentence—I know the prisoners—I know the shop of Mr. Jacobson, 312, Oxford-street—I was there on the night of 24th February, when this burglary was committed—I did not steal the things—I was one of the persona that went inside with Charles Davis—Davis, Vesey, and
<hi rend="italic">Dan</hi> McCarthy were with me—I saw both Davis and Vesey in the place—I afterwards saw Vesey come out, and
<hi rend="italic">Dan</hi> McCarthy went in—it was about half-past 11 or a quarter to 12—I did not see anything in Vesey's hand when he came out—next day I saw Vesey; he came to me in Drury-lane—he told me to come on—he took me to a public-house in Long-acre, where there was
<hi rend="italic">Dan</hi> McCarthy and Charley Davis—McCarthy gave me 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of the money—first of all they said they had only got a little—when McCarthy gave me the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he told me to say nothing about it—the others were present.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Vesey. Q.</hi> Where did you go when you saw me come out, did you go home?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I slept in Short's-gardens that night, in the next bed to you—I left at half-past 10—it was about a quarter-past 9 when we first went to the jeweller's shop, and to the public-house—you went inside, and left me outside, and I came away;</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Davis. Q.</hi> You say you went into the house with me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Tea—I don't know what your object was in going there—yon took me in; you went in first, and said "follow me"—I suppose it was to commit the robbery—I don't know when you came out; I was not there when you came out—I next saw you next day, in the after part—the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was given me to say nothing about it—I knew you about a fortnight previous to the robbery—I have not seen you above twice since the robbery—I had seen you about seven or eight times previous to the night of the robbery—I saw nothing of the proceeds of the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was not the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. given you as your share?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They told me to say nothing about it—I went in with Davis for the purpose of assisting him in the robbery; he told me to go in with him—I was taken up for something else—I am in the House of Correction for being with two Other men pushing a truck—it was for stealing cloth; they did—I had six months for it—I first spoke about this about five weeks ago—I told Sergeant Cole about it—it was not for the sake of escaping punishment—my father told me to tell the truth; my parents are very respectable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 46). On 24th February, I was on duty in Oxford-street, where Mr. Jacobson's shop is—I know both the prisoners and the last witness—I have seen the three together at the Duke of York public-house—I saw them there every night for a fortnight before the 24th—I saw them there on the night of the 24th, about half-past 10—the Duke of York is about 150 yards from the prosecutor's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Vesey. Q.</hi> Had I anything remarkable then that I have not got now?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You are dressed differently; you had no lame foot as you had when I saw you at the station—you had no crutches that night; you had no stick in your hand—you walked lame with a stick.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-21" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, King's-road, Chelsea—on the night of 24th February, about twenty minutes or half-past 10, I was in Oxford-street, near Mr. Jacobson's shop—I saw Vesey standing at the kerb opposite the private door—he went towards two others who were standing at the corner of the street—I could not swear to the other two—the three then went towards the door—Vesey and another went in, the other walked about the street with a stick—the two remained in the house I should think more than an hour—when they came out the third man was still there—he went to the door, and stood with his back to the door, and immediately after the other two came out—they went three doors past Union-street with something, and looked at it—they then turned back again, passed the door again, arm-in-arm laughing—they went straight on, and I saw no more—I did not know them before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Vesey. Q.</hi> Had you any thought of a robbery being committed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not give information because you were so much like the man that shuts up there—I followed you, and I noticed you; your coat was white behind—I went home about my business when you came out—I gave infor
<lb/>mation when I heard of the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How do you get your living?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do needle-work—I had been to my sister's in Tottenham Court-road—I go there three times a week—my attention was attracted to Vesey by a female speaking to him, and he made her a nasty answer, and I kept looking at him—he was walking about with a stick watching the door; promenading backwards and forwards, that made me notice him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-22" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES COLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, C</hi> 25). I know both the prisoners—I have seen them together—I took Vesey into custody on 6th March, at a public house</p>
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<p>in King-street, Soho—I said, "
<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi>, I want you for being concerned frith others in a robbery in Oxford-street, at a jeweller's shop, on the 24th of last month"—he made no answer for some time—he then said, "I don't know what you mean"—I said, "You understand me perfectly well, I am a police-officer, my name is Cole, you will have to go to the station-house with me"—before the Magistrate the officer Looseley mentioned the Duke of York public-house, and Vesey said, "I never was there in my life"—at the next examination he wished to call a witness to prove that he was at the Duke of York all that evening, and was not out of it—I apprehended Vesey from the description given by the last witness—she came to the station and stated what she had seen—I know the witness Furness—I hare seen him with the prisoners, perhaps for a fortnight before 23d February; I think about four times, about the neighbourhood of the Seven Dials, and once in the Red Lion, in Portland-street, Soho, where they held a raffle for one of them—Vesey was put with five or six others, when he was picked out by the last witness, and also by the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, S</hi>). I took Davis into custody on 23d April, about half-past 5 in the evening, at 26, Bell-street, Edgeware-road—I found him standing on the first-floor landing—I said, "I am come
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-25" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET LEGG</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Robert James Legg, of the French Horn public-house, Crutched-friars—on 17th April, about 8 o'clock, the prisoner came in and asked for half a quartern of gin—she gave me a half-crown—I saw that it was bad—I said nothing till I bad tried it in the detector, and I then asked her to wait a few minutes, and I would show her another bad one which she had passed about a fortnight previous—she said, "Are you prepared to swear to that"—I said of course not, but I would call the barmaid, who would no doubt recognize her—I called her and said, "Is this the young person you served with a half-quartern of rum, and who tendered you the half-crown," and she said, "Yes"—I then produced the second half-crown—the prisoner immediately run out of the house, and the potman ran after her, overtook her, and she was brought back in charge of a policeman—she left her bottle on the counter, with the gin in it—the half-crowns were given to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What sort of bottle was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A medicine-bottle—I don't always put half-crowns in the detector, only those I have suspicion of—we have a good many people come into our house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-26" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY O'BRIEN</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at Mrs. Legg's—I remember the prisoner coming in a fortnight before this, about 8 in the evening, for half a quartern of rum—she gave me a bad half-crown—I gave her the change, and put the</p>
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<p>half-crown in the till—there was no other there—Mr. and Mrs. Legg went to the till, about an hour afterwards, and saw the bad half-crown—they called my attention to it, and it was placed on a shelf—on the evening of the 17th, Mrs. Legg called me into the bar, about 8 o'clock—the prisoner was there—Mrs. Legg asked me if she was the person who I had taken the bad half-crown of, and I said "Yes" directly—I am certain she is the person—I gave a description of her to Mr. and Mrs. Legg.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You serve a good many women do you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but we have very few women come and take things away in a bottle—she came with the same bottle before—it was a fortnight before the 17th that she came, not three weeks—we did not find any bad money in that fortnight—Mr. and Mrs. Legg and myself serve in the bar—sometimes the potman does—he is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-27" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CROSSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 551). Between 8 and 9 on the evening, of 17th April, I saw the prisoner in Crutched-friars running—the potman from the French Horn was running after her—she ran against me, and I stopped her—the potman said, "She has been passing bad money at our house, you had better bring her back"—she said, "I have never been in the house"—I took her back, and she was given in charge—while the charge was being taken she gave me a good half-crown—no other money was found on her—she refused her name and address, and afterwards gave the name of Ellis—these are the two coins I received from Mr. Legg (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the prisoner say "I passed only one?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; she said she did not pass two.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-28" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are they from different dies?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-495-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK DONOVAN</hi> (22)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. his property.</rs> </p>
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<lb/>taining 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—in the force of pulling it, I fell down and he ran away—I did not see him again till the Tuesday evening; there was a policeman present on the Friday, and a complaint was made at the time—he came in to see me after I was taken indoors—I did not complain to the police on the Sunday, I was insensible at the time—I next saw the prisoner at Leman-street police-station—the policeman came and told me the prisoner was taken, and I was to pick him out—the prisoner was placed with five or six others, and I identified him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-32" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on this Friday night I was called down by my landlady—I went down the street—my husband was at the top of the street with the prisoner—I recognised him again when I saw him at the police-station—my husband was pulling his left arm from him—I went towards them, the prisoner asked me what I wanted with the man—I told him he was my husband—he then left and we thought he was gone—we walked to our own door, 'about the middle of the street, and just as we were entering the door a girl pulled me round by the arm—I turned round and asked what the wanted, and with that the prisoner snatched the purse from my husband's waistcoat pocket; the violence of the snatch threw my husband down, about a yard from me, he remained insensible for some time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-33" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WILSON</persName> </hi>. The last witness and her husband lodged with me in Providence-alley—on Friday night, in consequence of hearing some voices outside, I looked out, and saw the prosecutor and the prisoner—the prisoner was jostling him—I went and told Mrs. Williams, and she went out—I saw the prisoner snatch the purse just by the door—Mrs. Williams went out—I saw the prisoner coming down the street with him, and when he came as far as the door this man turned round and slewed Mr. Williams round and snatched his purse—I am sure he is the person—I saw him again on the Tuesday night in Leman-street—I cannot recognise him for I was not many minutes at the door—I pointed out some other man—the prisoner is the size of the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-34" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN ARCHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 101). I received an account of this robbery, and had some description of the person; in consequence of which I apprehended the prisoner in Castle-street, St. George's—I told him I should take him in custody for assaulting and robbing a man on Friday evening last, at the corner of Providence-alley—he said, "I know nothing about it"—I afterwards placed him with five other persons—I sent for the prosecutor and he identified him—the last witness did not, she pointed to another man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-35" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE FREEMAN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Blackamoor's Head—I know the prosecutor by sight—I remember him being in our house on this Friday night—he was accompanied by a man—I do not recognise the prisoner as the man—I did not take any notice of him, I was speaking to Williams during the time—they stayed two or three minutes—there were more people there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-36" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PAYNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 198). On Friday, 21st April, I was called to Turner-street, about 12 at night—that is on one side of Providence-alley—I saw the prosecutor lying on his back with a wound on the side of his face, bleeding—I received a description of a person from his wife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-496-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<interp inst="t18650508-497-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 6 Jackets, the property of
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-40" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman, at 39, Aldermanbury—on 21st April I was in the warehouse on the ground-floor—I saw a person of the name of Paddon running towards the door calling out—I went to the door, and saw lying there this bundle of jackets (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they are my property—they had been on the counter; I could not say how recently before I had seen them—I had not seen either of the prisoners in the shop that I recollect—several boys had been in inquiring for situations, but I did not take any notice of them myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-41" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK PADDON</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of the last witness—on 21st April I saw Smith in my master's warehouse—he came in to know if we wanted a boy—I told him no—as he was going away I saw the bundle of jackets at the end of the warehouse move—I did not see what caused them to move—on seeing that I went close up to Smith and shut the door after him—he came in again in about three-quarters of an hour or an hour afterwards, and as soon as he came to the door I saw the bundle of jackets disappear—I ran to the door, passed him and saw Ward and another one putting them in a bag, and as soon as they saw me they ran away—they were in the passage—the door of the warehouse goes into a short passage, which goes up stairs—there is a way out by the passage—you come in by the street door into the passage, and then turn into the warehouse—I saw Ward and another boy, not in custody, in the passage putting the jackets into a bag—not Smith, and when they saw me they ran away—I ran after them, Smith ran away as well—he seems to have followed me, running the same way as the others did—I had run past him—he came a little way into the warehouse—the door was kept open by somebody outside—the jackets were behind the door on a counter—Smith remained in our warehouse as I ran out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith.</hi> I never went into his place.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am quite certain of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-42" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL KNIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 159). I was in Philpot-lane on 21st April, which is about forty yards from Aldermanbury—it turns out of Addle-street—I saw Ward there, Mr. Russell had hold of him—Smith saw walking away, and he pointed him out to me—I pursued him, brought him back, and he was given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RUSSELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It seems you had hold of Ward.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I do not recollect that I did—I may possibly have done so—I did not see either of the prisoners when I ran out—I followed my lad—the two prisoners seemed to have been stopped by some gentleman.</p>
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<persName id="t18650508-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650508-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650508-name-43" type="surname" value="PADDON"/>
<interp inst="t18650508-name-43" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK PADDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I ran after the prisoners—some of Foster Porter's men had hold of Ward, and Mr. Russell went up to the side of him—I pointed out Smith to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith's Defence.</hi> He did not point me out; I was in a public-house having a pint of beer, and when I came out some man said, "There is the other man," so the policeman came and took me, and I did not know what it was for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ward's Defence.</hi> I say the same. I was in a public-house and some man came and took me out, and said I was charged with stealing the coats.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>,
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<interp inst="t18650508-497-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-497-18650508 t18650508-497-punishment-3"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>,</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WARD</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-497-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-46" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HEALING</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Brittania-road, Islington, and am an errand-boy—about twenty minutes past 12, on the night of the 1st of April, I was in Brittania-road, with my cousin—as we Were looking at a play-bill I saw the prisoner and another named Odell coming up on the other side of the street—they ran across the road—Odell caught hold of me by my coat and said, "That is the b----your money or your life, or you shall not go," and he knocked my head against some boards of a hoarding—I said I had not got any money—he said, "take that," and hit me in the eye and</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there a light near where that happened?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, one on the opposite side of the way—we had net been reading the bill above a minute before the men came up to us—they came along knocking up against the wall and singing—I did not lose anything—I should think this occupied about quarter of an hour—I was trying to get away—I gave a description of the prisoner to the policeman—I think it was the third Saturday night afterwards that I saw him at the station—I had 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in my pocket and 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650508-name-47" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HALLS</persName> </hi>. I am cousin of the last witness—I was with him on this night—as we were looking at the play-bill I saw two men coming up—the prisoner is one of them—they rushed across the road, caught hold of my cousin by the neck, and said, "this is the b----I went up to the prisoner and caught him by the collar and said, "Leave him go"—he would not and used a bad expression—he turned my band and the other kicked me in the leg—the prisoner hit me over the nose and knocked me down—he hit me several times as I was getting up and cut my lip in two places—he then ran after my cousin—I went for my uncle and when we came back they were gone—I saw the prisoner again on 15th April at the station—I could not say whether he was drunk or not on this occasion—I have no doubt that he was one of the men—I did not see the other man do anything to my cousin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long was this taking place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About five minutes.</p>
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<persName id="t18650508-name-48" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-48" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 33). I took the prisoner into custody on 15th April—I told him the charge—he said, "I am quite innocent, I can prove that I was in the country at the time"—I took him to the station and placed him amongst several others about the same age and appearance and the two lads picked him out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know where the prisoner lives?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, about five minutes' walk from the prosecutor—J have known him about eight years—I never knew him to be in custody—I have frequently seen him with Odell—they are first cousins.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner-subsequently</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never saw the gentleman.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am positive of her—she is the person I afterwards found with the watch—I had lost sight of her—after I got the watch from her and gave information to the police, and saw her again in a very few minutes, at the most three or four.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi> 559.) I received a description from another officer on the night of 2d May, and in consequence took the pri
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was I not walking very slowly along the Minories when you tapped me on the shoulder?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You were hurrying by Moses and Sons, and as soon as you saw me half way across, you took a steady step—I said you had a reddish shawl on, by gaslight you could scarcely tell the colour of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-53" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM GARDNER</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I left Thames-street at half-past ten, and walked very slowly and passed several policemen; when I came to the corner this police
<lb/>man caught hold of me and said, "I want you for being concerned in stealing a watch,"—I said, "I have got no watch, "I bad a piece of steel in my hand which I picked up; the prosecutor was tipsy; there are several unfortunate women who wear shawls the same as mine.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He came up and insulted me first, he was drank and struck me in the mouth, I forgot that I had a knife in my hand and it struck him in the mouth.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>, I was not sober—I had some liquor taken—I had been drinking about two hours—I can't remember how much I had taken—O'Brien was in company with me before, but not at that time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-57" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN O'BRIEN</persName> </hi>. I was with the last witness at a public-house on this night—we were drinking our share of half a gallon of beer—I was not to say sober and I Was not drunk—I left him outside the public-house, and in consequence of something I heard I went back to Dacre-street and saw Jones and another man fighting against the wall and the prisoner was stand
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you take hold of her before she stabbed him or after?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> After; I held both her hands.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 244). I heard a disturbance in Dacre-street on this night, and went there and found the last witness holding the prisoner—the prosecutor charged her with stabbing him in the eye with a knife—I saw this knife in her hand, she dropped it and I picked it up—a person asked the prisoner if she had stabbed the man and she said, "Yes, I stabbed the
<hi rend="italic">bloke</hi> and would anyone else, he hit me"—going to the station she said, "I will do it, if it is for twenty years to come—I hare carried the knife all day, but somebody else has got it"—I understood her to mean that she had carried the knife to stab some one else—the prosecutor was drunk, O'Brien was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-59" type="given" value="CHARLES AUBIN"/>CHARLES ST. AUBIN HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at Westminster hospital—the prosecutor was brought there on 11th April, at half-past twelve in the morning—he was suffering from an incised wound of the left upper and lower eyelid—I should say it was done with more than one stab, such a knife as this would inflict the wound—it was a very narrow escape from the eye, the lower lid was completely divided,. but the eye was un
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-60" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE CALLAGHAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas callaghan, a shoe
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> I did not know that I did it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners Pleaded Guilty</hi>:—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of the
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<interp inst="t18650508-507-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANDREW RYAN</hi> (16)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650508-508-offence-1 t18650508-name-75"/>Augustus McSweeney</persName> from his person—**</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLEN COLLINS</hi> (18)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-509-18650508 t18650508-509-punishment-18"/>Six Months.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common-Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOUGH</hi>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am coin-inspector to Her Majesty's Mint—these thirty-four shillings are bad—they are wrapped up in this way that they may not rub.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I picked them up in Butler-street, and was going to take them to the police-station when Mr. Brannan laid hold of me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I plead guilty to that.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 59). I saw the prisoner running, followed by Mr. Girton—I stopped him and took him to the station, but found no money on him—I received this half-crown from Sarah Edis, and this other from Mrs. Wiseman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WEBSTER</hi> These two half-crowns are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOUGH</hi>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-89" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA SUTTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Cornelius Sutton, who keeps the Royal Cricketers, Old Ford-road—on 5th April, West came, about noon, for half a quartern of rum, which came to threepence—I put it into her bottle—she gave me a florin—I found it was bad, called my husband, and pointed out the prisoner to him.</p>
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<p>company—he said, "I have never seen her before, but I have been in com
<lb/>pany with two or three females this morning"—he then said that he had just wished her good morning—I said, "I watched you down Green-street to Mr. Shaw's house—he said that he knew nothing about the woman—he left her in the middle of the square—she said that she did not know him, and never saw him before—he afterwards admitted being in her company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sale.</hi> It is false.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-91" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE SHAW</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Joseph Shaw, who keeps the Lion public-house, Globe-fields—on 15th April, about 12 o'clock, West came and asked for a glass of porter, and half a quartern of rum, which came to fourpence—she brought a bottle—she gave me a florin, I gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the florin in the till—there was no other florin there—as soon as she left, Mr. Sutton came in, and I went to the till, and found the florin was bad—Mr. Sutton and the barman left the house, and shortly afterwards Ellis came back with Sale—I said, "No, that is not the party, it was a female" and Sale was allowed to go—shortly afterwards Mr. Sutton returned with West, and I recognised her, and said, "You have given me a bad florin, you must give me the change back, and the rum"—I took the rum out of the bottle—my husband gave the coin to the inspector.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-92" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ELLIS</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Lion—Mr. Sutton pointed out Sale to me, and I went and said that he must come back with me, as he had passed a bad florin—he said, "Me! you do not mean me"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "It is a mistake"—I took him back—Mrs. Shaw said that she did not know him, and I let him go—Mr. Shaw then came in with West, and sent me after Sale again—I found him Alderney-road, about 150 yards from the house, walking slowly—he went back with me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-93" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PIERMAYNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was fetched to Mr. Shaw's, and the prisoners were given into my custody with these coins and this bottle, which has had rum in it—I searched Sale, and found a bottle, a purse, a good shilling, and two pence—he said at the station that he knew nothing of West, though he had seen her and been in her company—I found on West a purse, three halfpence, some postage-stamps, and a knife—she said, "The man is a stranger to me, I was not aware that the florins were bad, I took them of a gentleman the night previous."</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. Both these coins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sale's Defence.</hi> I met this woman accidentally, she spoke to me; I walked a short distance with her, and she bade me good morning; I never saw her before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">West's Defence.</hi> This young man is a perfect stranger to me; I had the two florins given me on Friday evening.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-512-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—**
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WEST</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-512-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA SHEA</hi> (18)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650508-name-96" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-96" type="surname" value="SIDILL"/>
<interp inst="t18650508-name-96" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW SIDILL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Swiss-stores, Cranbourne-street—on 12th April the prisoner came in with a man, they asked for half a quartern of gin and peppermint, which came to twopence halfpenny—the prisoner gave me a half-crown—I put it in the detector and broke it—she said that she was not aware that it was bad and tendered another half-crown, for which I gave her the change, and sent for a constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-97" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALLEN</persName> </hi> (
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Priest and Co., outlets, 235, Oxford street—on 22d April, the prisoner came and asked me for a knife, it came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. she gave me a crown—I looked at it, and told her it was bad—she said, "Is it? a gentleman gave it me in the park"—I gave her in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650508-name-99" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-99" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM HAWKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 285). I took the prisoner—she said that she took the half-crown of a gentleman in the park, and twopence besides—I found twopence on her—she said that she was very hungry, and had had nothing all day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-100" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—There was a young woman with me when I got the crown piece, and she saw the gentleman put it into my hand; he walked with us to Quebec-street; she said she wanted a pen-knife, and asked me to buy one, and she would pay me when I got home, 1 bought one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> A gentleman in the park asked me to go with him, and I did; he gave me the crown.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOUGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650508-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650508-name-103" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-103" type="given" value="RUTH"/>RUTH HODGES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Hodges, of the Plough, Mill-hill—on 7th April, a little after 5 o'clock, Brown came in for a pint of porter, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown—I put it in my pocket, where I had no other half-crown, and gave him a florin and fourpence in change—he left, and I shortly afterwards found the half-crown was bad—I put it by itself and gave it to the policeman Layton—I had seen Brown a short time before, when he offered a bad sovereign at my house, but I did not take it—Layton brought the half-crown back, and I gave it to Layton.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-104" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I live next door to Mr. Hodges—on 27th April, a little before 5 o'clock, I looked out and saw Callaghan sitting on a log of wood about three yards from my house—a short time afterwards, Brown came from Hodges' I believe, and spoke to Callaghan—they went away together then towards Mr. Anstey's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-106" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY THORNTON</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber, of Friern Barnet, and work for Mr. Anstey—I was at work for him at Mill Hill on 27th April, about 5 o'clock, and met the prisoners together coming from the direction of Highwood-hill towards Mr. Anstey's house—they parted about thirty yards before meeting me—Brown turned down to Mr. Anstey's and Callaghan passed me—I went to put away my tools, and saw Brown in charge—I said to Mr. Anstey, "There is a pal up at the corner"—he went and brought Callaghan back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-107" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN ANSTEY</persName> </hi>. I live with my son, who keeps the Three Hammers, Mill-hill, Hendon—on 27th April, about 5 o'clock, Brown came in for a glass of ale, which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I gave it to my daughter-in-law as there was not sufficient change, and called my son.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-108" type="given" value="GEORGIANA"/>GEORGIANA ANSTEY</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Hammers—my daughter brought me a half-crown—I gave it to my husband, who bit it and marked it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-109" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ANSTEY</persName> </hi>. My wife gave me a bad half-crown—I took it back to where Brown was standing and asked him if he was aware it was bad, and where he got it—he hesitated some time, and then said that he had taken it at Stan more, and knew the man he had taken it of, and he had no money to pay for the ale—I bit the half-crown and pitched it on the counter—I fetched a constable who lives opposite, and who waited outside, and came back and found the prisoner with the half-crown in his hand—I asked him to give it to me to compare it with a good one—he gave it to me, and I gave it to the constable, and gave him in charge—soon afterwards I met Thornton, who described a man, and said in Brown's presence, "Why, he has a
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi> there, who has gone towards the Grammar-school"—I then went past the Grammar-school, found Callaghan, and gave him in custody—I saw him go to the corner of a wall there where there is a bank—I did not see him stoop down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-110" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of Little Stanmore—I was in the Three Hammers, and Brown came in for a glass of ale—I saw Mr. Anstey throw a half-crown on the counter and go out—Brown turned it over and handled it the whole time as if he was surprised to see that it was bad—I went with Mr. Anstey in pursuit of Callaghan—he was reeling across the road, and I saw him stooping—he went on twenty yards, picked up a piece of firewood, and came up biting it towards us—I said to him, "Mate, you must come back with us"—he said, "For why?"—I said, "Your mate says that he is waiting to see you"—he said, "I am going to take the stile to Barnet"—he came back, and was given in custody—next day I pointed out to Loach and Savage the place where I had seen him stooping.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SAVAGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 297). On the morning of 28th April, in consequence of information, I went to this bank, and found this bad half-crown under a sod, wrapped up in a bit of rag—there was a little hole scraped in the bank, and the sod was on top of it—I afterwards went with Barrett, who pointed out the spot to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-112" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LOACH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 219). I took Brown, and received a bad half-crown from Mrs. Anstey, and another from Mrs. Hodges—I searched Brown and found a purse, but no money—I found on Callaghan two florins, a shilling, four sixpences, and 10 1/2
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi> These three half-crowns are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown's Defence.</hi> I was never in Mrs. Hodges' house. I went into Mr. Anstey's, but I told him where I got the half-crown from. I had plenty of time to make away with it if I had been inclined; I was there a quarter of an hour by myself I took it of a man I know by sight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Callaghan's Defence.</hi> I was at the Buck and Doe public-house, and this chap spoke to me. I went to Mr. Anstey's, and Brown came in five minutes. I went out, and he came after me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOUGH</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the florin in a drawer—it was the only one there—I found it was bad in the evening, and gave it to a policeman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., whereas she had received two sixpences, and 3d—she took the stamps and the tea—I had not made any charge against her—I asked the man to stop—he had got a stone in his hand, but I was prepared with another—he ran away—I received, this florin from my wife, and gave it to the policeman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 27). Mr. Parry gave the prisoner into my custody, with the florin—I also received that other florin from Mrs. Wilson—the prisoner was searched, and an ounce of tea and 17
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper was found in her basket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The man overtook me, and asked me to go into the shops; he did not like to go into them himself He went on before, and I kept the tea, the stamps, and the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-516-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>** to three indictments for Stealing a knife, the property of—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 37). About twenty-five minutes after six on 10th April I was going home along Kingsland-road, my duty was over—I met the prisoner carrying this clock under his left arm, he was on the oppo
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<lb/>field-terrace, Kingsland—I made enquiry; there is no such place as No. 7, Ockfield-terrace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How far was I when you first saw me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I noticed you some little distance before you came to me, perhaps forty yards—I let you get twenty or thirty yards past me perhaps, before I turned back—it was between 300 and 400 yards from the Kingsland police-station where I saw you, exactly opposite the Ironmongers' Alms Houses, you were walking about a usual pace—it was two or three minutes perhaps from the time I first saw you till I came up to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-127" type="given" value="HERBERT GEORGE"/>HERBERT GEORGE MAYNARD</persName> </hi>. I have the care of the chapel and schools in Southgate-road—on the evening of 9th April I locked up the school about nine or a little after—I saw it a little before seven next morning, and observed that the ventilator of the window had been taken out and a door unlocked on the inside, the ventilator being taken out would give the means</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was walking along the Kingsland-road on the morn
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<hi rend="italic">Police-Inspector N</hi>). I examined the walls adjoining he church the morning after I received information of the robbery—I found that access had been obtained by a side window which they had got to by two walls in a passage that leads to the back of the incumbent's house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-133" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COLLINGWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a gardener, living at Spring-hill, Upper Clapton—on 6th April I was going to my work at five minutes to six in the morning—I had to pass by St. Thomas' Church and I saw three men come out at Mr. Kingsford's side door, he is the incumbent, his house is next to the church—the two prisoners are two of the men—I recognised Burnett as the first man who came out—I recognised him at Clerkenwell on the 10th, he was with about fourteen others and I picked him out, the other prisoner was also there—I picked him out, I knew him in a moment by the mole on the side of his face—he was standing alone, and I was told to go and look at him to see whether he was the person—they had no bundles with them, but they were bulky round the waist.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Burnett. Q.</hi> What morning was it you say you saw me leave the church?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the Thursday morning, 6th April, I was about three yards from you, on the same side, there was no one else passing at the time—I could not swear to the third man—you came out from the door at the corner of the street, looked round to see if any one was coming and then went back and pushed the door back and let the others out—it was a door leading to the side of the church, into the church, it belongs to the church—I thought you were workmen because they have had a lot of repairs there lately, it did strike me as rather singular—but I thought you were painters or carpenters—there was not 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. reward offered for the apprehension and conviction of the thieves until after I had given information—I gave information the same day as the robbery, to the inspector—I met him in Hill-street close to the</p>
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<p>church and mentioned him to him—I live about a quarter of a mile from the church.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Burnett's Defence.</hi> The witness must be mistaken, there are hundreds of people about early in the morning; if he had seen us leaving the church he would have followed us and given us in charge. The reason I am unable to call a witness is, that my sister was nurse to an invalid lady, and the very morning this happened she was sent away into the country with this lady, and I don't know where she has gone to. I don't know why he should not be able to swear to the other one if ha saw us all leave the place together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Berwick's Defence.</hi> I have a man where I sleep down in Clerkenwell, but I could not write to him; I am a stranger in London, I came up from Cam
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BURNETT</hi>
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<interp inst="t18650508-518-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHARPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Hoffman, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Gauron</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY DIGGS</hi>. I live at 7, Horford-street, Mile-end.—I am a foreman at the London Docks—I know Hoffman—on 10th April he was driving a van belonging to Messrs. Jones and Candler—he brought it to the docks for a, load of tea—another van of theirs came at the same time—the whole con
<lb/>signment was 300 packages of tea—I delivered them myself—I checked every one of them—150 were delivered into his van and 150 into the other van—Hoffman helped to load the van—he was on the box part of the time, not the whole of the time—he had a man assisting him—the other man took in some of the tea—I have not seen that man since—the chests were all ad
<lb/>dressed to Her Majesty's Customs, Belfast, F. G. and Co., (Foster, Green and Co.) there was a van of Pickford's there at the time—I gave Pickford's some goods as well—in consequence of some information I received, I fol
<lb/>lowed Hoffman in about five minutes—I saw the van drawn up at a public-house, Hoffman was at the horses' heads—I saw a man with a chest of tea on his back in the act of bringing it round the side of the van and he put it in an empty cart which Gauron was in—I did not see it come from the van—I did not see the man until he made his appearance round the van, the van hid him from my view—he was coming off the pavement round the van and then put it in the cart—the cart was drawn up I should think about a yard from the van, at the tail of it—I directly went over and examined it I recognised it as one of the 150 which I had put in Hoffman's van—I asked Gauron how he came by it and he said a man put it into the cart and wished him to take it to a certain place—I asked him what place and he said, "Up there," pointing up a turning opposite Sparrow-corner—he did not know where it was to go to, but the man was coming to let him know—he like-wise said that the man had told him to cover it over with a sack which he had in the cart, but he would not do that because he thought there might he something wrong—he had time to cover it over before I went up—I did not go up while the man was speaking to him—the man put it in the van without saying a word—I did not make myself known to Hoffman—I told Gauron he had better bring it with me which he did very willingly—I went with him to Messrs. Jones and Candler—we arrived there before Hoffman—when Hoffman came Mr. Candler asked him how it was that one of the</p>
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<p>chests had got off into a cart—he said he did not know he had got his right number, he knew that—I told him "I know you have got the right number but you have got one that you ought not to have," and on examining them I found one—that had not the same marks on it as the rest, quite dif
<lb/>ferent—the card had been torn off and was found next morning in the dock where the van had stood—the nails were left in the piece of card at each of the four corners—I left it with Mr. Candler—the two prisoners were given in charge—that chest that I spoke of came from another warehouse, not from mine—it ought to have been delivered to Pickford and Co—to the best of my belief the man who was assisting him in the dock was the man who was carrying the chest of tea—that man we have not been able to find.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHARPE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say Hoffman drove this van into the London Docks?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it was about three o'clock in the after
<lb/>noon—Hoffman was there part of the time—he left the van shortly after he came in, he was there when we were loading the van, he was in the van putting the goods in, the other man was loading part of the time and then the two of them were loading part of the time—part of the time Hoff
<lb/>man was there and part of the time he was away—I did not see him all the time—I checked the goods off as they came down, by warrants, the number and weights are called out to me and I see if it agrees with the warrants—I have not got the warrants here—they were half chests, the public generally call them chests—it was a half packet that we found on Pickford's van, exactly the same with the card torn off—it had not the same mark on it as those loaded into Hoffman's van, nothing like it, quite a different mark, a different letter on the chest—Hoffman was at the horses' heads, he was not on the box when I first saw him, he afterwards got up on the box and drove away—I did not see the man who put the packet into Gauron's cart, till he made his appearance at the tail of the cart—I saw him at the docks—there is no witness from the Woolpack here—Hoffman told his master that he went in there to get a pint of beer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say you had seen the other man, who is not in custody, before this transaction at the docks?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he had been talking to Hoffman several times—I asked Hoffman my
<lb/>self the name of the man he had assisting him, and he refused to tell me—he said he had no one—Gauron did not attempt to go away with the cart when I spoke to him—he did not hesitate at all in the account he gave me of the transaction—there was no attempt to get away—he came with me very willingly when I spoke to him—he pointed to a street and said, "He wanted me to take it up there"—he did not know where it was himself; the man was coming to tell him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-137" type="given" value="JOSIAH"/>JOSIAH SLATER</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer in the docks, and live at 10, Charles-street, Bethnal-green-road—I was at work on 10th April as loop-hole man—I saw Jones and Candler's van driven by the prisoner there—I saw a van of Pickford's drive up by the side of the warehouse, and back in by the side of Jones and Candler's van—I saw another man besides Hoffman at
<lb/>tending to the van that Hoffman had charge of, and saw that man lift a half packet of tea off the load on Pickford's van and place it on the rail of Jones and Candler's van—it remained there as long as I was at my position—I communicated what I saw to my foreman, Mr. Neville, and took no further steps—I left at the time, and Mr. Neville remained—I did not see where Hoffman was at the time the tea was put on his van.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHARPE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do I understand you to say you did not see him at the time the chest was placed on the rail?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-138" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SPURGEON</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the service of Messrs. Pickford—I had a Tan of theirs, on 10th April, at the London Docks—my Van stood by the side of Jones and Candler's—my load was different packages of tea—I have seen a chest of tea that was afterwards taken from the prisoner's van—that was one that I ought to have received into my load.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHARPE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see how many chests were loaded into Pickford's van?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I loaded it myself—they were different sized chests; half packets and boxes—a chest is a full-size package—there were four different sizes—there were ninety-nine packages altogether on that van—that was the number I saw loaded on—I did not see one taken off—I did not know till they told me that one had been taken off—I found I bad ninety-nine when I got to the end, I wanted a hundred—when I had loaded them I checked them, and afterwards we counted them altogether—we fill the bottom of the van first and then count them—after I had loaded I went for my pass, and said I had ninety-nine on the van—they said I was wrong—I counted them in layers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-139" type="given" value="ALFRED THOMAS"/>ALFRED THOMAS KURSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, in partnership with Mr. Kemp, Sparrow-corner, Minories—at half-past 4 o'clock, on 10th April, I was standing at my door, and saw Jones and Candler's van pull up at the Wool pack public-house—I saw a cart driven up behind it, by the prisoner Gauron—I saw a man bring half a packet of tea round from behind Jones and Candler's van, and put it into Gauron's cart—I saw Hoffman there; he was at the horses heads—I am quite sure of that—I was going across to take notice, and I saw Mr. Diggs follow up, so I did not interfere.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHARPE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you on the opposite side?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; right opposite the van; the Van was between me and the Woolpack—I was straight opposite the middle of the van—there were two carts there—they were both behind the van—it was a place where the horses stop to get water.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> On which side of the horse was Hoffman, was he on the pavement side?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I can't say whether he was holding the horses—he was there—the cart was not there before the van drove up—I saw the van drive up, and afterwards saw the cart drive up—the van might have been there perhaps five or ten minutes, I suppose—the horses would not start at the minute be wanted them to—I do not think the cart was there the whole of the time—he was not trying to start the horses till after I saw the cart there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> About how long was he there before the cart was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should say not a minute or two.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-140" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED THOMPSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 516). The prisoner Gauron was given into my custody by Mr. Candler—he told me the man asked him to do a job for him, and he would give him something for doing it—he said he then placed the tea in his cart, and then after it was in his cart he told him to cover it over with a sack—he thought something was wrong, and was very sorry he had anything to do with it, he did it unknowingly, thinking to get a drop of beer—Hoffman was given in custody at the same time—he said he went into the Woolpack public-house to get some beer, during the time he was in there, the tea was taken from the van and placed into Gauron's cart—he knew nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-141" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD CANDLER</persName> </hi>. Hoffman was sent out on 10th April in charge of a</p>
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<p>van—no other man was employed by me with him to my knowledge—I know nothing of this other man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has he been in your employ ten years, and you know nothing wrong of him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; another employer present will speak for him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-142" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SPURGEON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). Joseph Baxendale is the principal of the firm of Pickford and Co., and no one else.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there
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<hi rend="italic">Hoffman received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-147" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY METCALFE</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Crown-court, Portpool-lane—on the night of 20th April, I was at the Coach and Horses in Eyre-street-hill—Mrs. Silman was there—Mr. Silman was outside—I saw the prisoner—she pushed open the front door, and rushed up to the bar, and made a blow at Mrs. Silman—I put up my hand to protect her, and got my finger cut—Mrs. Silman was behind the bar—she is the landlady—she was standing up with her elbow on the counter—I did not see that the prisoner had a knife until I was cut—it cut three of my fingers—the blow was aimed towards Mrs. Silman's neck—there was a cry that she had got a knife—Mr. Silman came in and seized hold of the prisoner—I did not see what took place then—I had not seen her before that night—this is the knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it is a common penknife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you the wife of James Metcalfe?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have been married to him—we were married down in Yorkshire—my name is not Mary Ann West—I never married a man of the name of West—the prisoner came into the house before Mr. Silman—she came in by herself—he came in a few minutes afterwards; as soon as he heard the cry about the knife—he did not follow her in immediately—he did not push her in through the door; I swear that—I saw her push open the door, and rush up to the counter—I think she would have stabbed any one that night; she looked in an excited state—she struck at Mrs. Silman—I know a man of the name of Franks by sight—I believe he is a witness here—I have not been talking with the other witnesses in the case—I was behind the bar—it is not a very large one—it was not crowded that evening.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you on a visit to the landlady?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had been working there—Franks was there at the time the blow was struck, sitting behind the door—there were three people between him and Mrs. Silman—he was in the private bar; outside the bar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650508-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650508-name-148" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-148" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN SILMAN</persName> </hi>. I am landlady at the Coach and Horses—on the night in question I was at the counter when the prisoner came in about five minutes past 10—she came with a double handful of mud and threw it at Franks—she intended it to go over Franks—it went over another gentleman instead—she then ran away—she came back in about three-quarters of an hour—I was then on the private side of the counter, leaning on my elbow—the prisoner rushed up to the counter with her hand closed—I did not see</p>
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<p>that she had got anything in it—Mrs. Metcalfe was standing by the side of me, and she sent the prisoner's hand on one side—the knife was within a few inches of my neck—Mrs. Metcalfe caught hold of her hand, and the prisoner drew the knife between her fingers, and nearly cut three of them off—I saw the blood on her hand—my husband came in to catch hold of the prisoner, and she turned round and cut his little finger—after striking at me she stabbed Mr. Franks in the shoulder—she went deliberately up to him, as he sat in the seat—when my husband caught hold of her, she fell on the ground, and he held her until a policeman came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you been married to Mr. Silman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About three years—I am perfectly certain the prisoner rushed in—it must have been five minutes between the time of her coming in and in cutting Mrs. Metcalfe's hand and the entrance of my husband—my husband did not say anything at the time she threw the mud; he had not got time, because she only ran in and ran out again—he did not go outside the public-house and stay for nearly three-quarters of an hour waiting for her—he was not in the bar all the time—he was in the bar when she threw the dirt, and when she came back again he was outside looking at the lamps—he was not out more then ten minutes; prior to that ten minutes he had been in the bar—I could swear most positively that he did not push the prisoner into the house—he was not near her—she made use of a very bad expression when she used the knife—it was meant for Franks—she said she had not done for Franks yet, but she intended to do so, and intended to do for three of us that night—she rushed up very wildly at him—she went deliberately from me to him after cutting Mr. Silman's fingers—Franks was not drink
<lb/>ing with anybody in the bar at the time—I have beard of a woman named Hewitt—I have seen her in the house—I only know her as coming to the house as a customer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-149" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SILMAN</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Coach and Horses—I was there on the night of 26th April when the prisoner threw this mud at Franks—I ran outside to see whether I could see her to give her in charge, but could not—I saw her again at ten minutes before 11; I was standing outside looking at my lamps, and saw the prisoner rush into my house hastily—I followed her in, and I heard Mrs. Metcalfe cry out, "She has got a knife, she has stabbed me"—I went towards her, but before I could reach her she stabbed Franks in the shoulder—I caught hold of her left hand, and in attempting to catch hold of her other hand she jobbed me deliberately on the hand with the knife—I secured her other hand, and in the scuffle we both went down, and she said to me, "I will put the knife in your b----belly"—I held her down till the knife was taken from her—this is the knife, it cut my knuckle down to the end; it was a very bad deep wound—I believe the prisoner had been drinking during the day, but she was sufficiently sober to know anything and do anything—she was sober at the time she came to my house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When she threw the dirt, did you make use of any expression?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, Franks was in the bar sitting down—I might have said, "If she comes again, I will give her in charge"—I know Martha Hewitt—she was sitting there, not drinking particularly with Franks; with the person she was lodging with, and Franks was in company with them—I went out directly the mud was thrown, and staid out perhaps two or three minutes—I had only been out two or three minutes when the prisoner rushed in again—I did not push her into the house—I was not within three yards of her when she entered the house; I did not lay a hand on</p>
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<p>her—I followed her in immediately, and as I came in, I heard the cry of "a knife."</p>
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<persName id="t18650508-name-150" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-150" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FRANKS</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Gloucester-street, Clerkenwell, and am a basket-maker—I know the prisoner, I lived with her between five and six years, as my wife—I had left her about six weeks before this affair took place, as near as I can judge—I was not living with anybody else, but I was very often in company with a young woman named Hewitt, through whom the whole of this affair has taken place—I was at the Coach and Horses on this night, drinking with her; the prisoner came in, threw some mud at me, and ran away—when she came in the second time I was looking through the door, and I saw Mr. Silman deliberately push her into the place—I was next to the doors—she was in Mr. Silman's arms inside—of course I was a great deal affected at the time—I own she struck at me, but after she struck at me I sat down—where I was hit I don't know—I was cut very slightly indeed, on my shoulder.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you and the prisoner lived together, were you very happy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We were for a long time—she had seen me with Hewitt—Mr. Silman pushed her in, and as soon as she got inside the doors were bolted—I recollect hearing some one say that there was a knife somewhere—after she threw the dirt Mr. Silman went out of the house and remained out upwards of three-quarters of an hour; if he swears he only staid out two minutes that is false, his hat was sent out to him by Mrs. Silman after he had been out ten minutes or quarter of an hour—I did not see him come into the house again before the prisoner came in—I did not see the prisoner stab at Mrs. Silman; I did not see her cut Mary Metcalfe—when she struck at me she was in Mr. Silman's arms, he did not let her go at all—when I passed out he had hold of both her hands.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he leave go of her till after they were down on the ground?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I would not swear whether she flung out her arms, but I don't believe he ever let her go at all—I don't know how a person on the other side of the counter could have had her hand cut.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When she came in did she not strike wildly about as if she was striking at anybody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When she came in her arms were thrown out, and Mr. Silman put her on the ground close under the bar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-151" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE EDGAR</persName> </hi>. I was present when the prisoner came in, I called out that she had a knife—I saw her make a blow at the counter with the knife, but I can't say who she struck or who she meant to strike, but after that she turned round and stabbed Franks in the shoulder—Mr. Silman then seized her, they struggled and fell on the floor—I caught hold of her hand and she let the knife drop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was she very much excited?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She was—I did not see Mr. Silman push her in; he did not push her in—I noticed her when she came in—I should say it was about half-a-minute between her coming in and Mr. Silman coming in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-152" type="given" value="DONALD"/>DONALD STEWART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 76). The prisoner was given into my custody at the Coach and Horses—she said she was sorry she had hurt them, she meant it for Frank; she was apparently sober, she might have been drinking, but she appeared to me to know what she was about—she seemed very wild and excited.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I can prove that Mr. Silman pushed me into the house; I borrowed the knife to cut a cane off my crinoline, of Henry Bullock."</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-521-18650508 t18650508-521-punishment-28"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 110). On the morning of 11th April I was on duty in Stoke Newington—between a quarter and half-past 12, I saw the prisoner and another man in a narrow lane at the back of St. Matthias Church—I hid and watched them, but had not an opportunity of seeing them—I came out again and saw them come down off a wall at the back of the church, and hide under the hedge—about five minutes afterwards they came down very silently, watching and listening, trying to find where I was hiding—I then walked out and met them, and asked them what they were doing at the back of the church—the other man had a pair of these carpet
<hi rend="italic">mufflers</hi> in his hand—I said, "What are these," and he said, "That is what they are," giving me a push, "go about your business"—I laid hold of him, he had some heavy lumber about him, up his waist-coat—I then asked him where they lived, and he said, "At the back of Shoreditch Church"—I said, "You have no business at the back of this church then, I must take you to the station"—they said, "Come on then," and I made a grab at them—I was in the act of taking hold of them when I received a frightful blow on the top of the head from the prisoner—I looked round, it was a very bright night, and then saw that he had this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in his hand—he struck at me again; I received altogether about three blows on the head, the last one knocked me down on my face, and he then struck me with something under the shoulder when I was down—I asked him not to murder me, because I had got nothing to protect myself—he said that he would, and swore something or other, after striking me again he ran off up the lane; I was nearly blinded with blood—I followed him up this lane—when he found I was after him, he turned into some fields—I followed him over some hedges till he came to a low wall, which he attempted to get over—I caught hold of him, and he struck at me with this jemmy again—I closed with him, caught hold of his hands, and after a desperate struggle succeeded in getting the jemmy out of his hands—he then made a rush at me, drove his head between my legs and tried to throw me on my back—I then hit him with the jemmy on the head, and he said that he would give in, I had basted him—I asked him to come to the station, but he swore he would not go a foot—all this time he kept calling out for "Bill," his companion—I was then in the act of taking out my rattle, and I threatened to blow his brains out if he stirred—he said he would not stir and I sprang my rattle—the fire-engine keeper and
<hi rend="italic">N</hi> 144, came up—I have been confined to my room a month to day, and was in bed three weeks of that time—I still suffer very much in my head—this other jimmy (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was found where the first struggle took place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-156" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BALAAM</persName> </hi>. I am engine-keeper at Shakespear-road, Hornsey New Town—between 12 and 1 on this morning I heard some cries—I went to the spot and detained the prisoner till another constable came and took him in custody—I saw Conway there—he was covered in blood.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-157" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 144). On the morning of 11th April I heard a rattle sprung and went to the spot—I found
<hi rend="italic">N</hi> 110, and the prisoner both covered with blood—I took the constable to a doctor and took the prisoner to the station—I found this pair of
<hi rend="italic">mufflers</hi> upon him, they are made of carpet, made to go over the boot and tie round the boot to prevent noise—I also found a box of silent matches on him—I went back to the spot where the first struggle took place, and found this other pair of mufflers—this jemmy was picked up by some workpeople the same morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM ROBERT"/>WILLIAM ROBERT WOODMAN</persName> </hi>, M. R. C. S. I live at Victoria Villas, Stoke Newington—on the morning of 11th April I was called to attend Conway—he had a very severe angular wound on the forehead, which might have been inflicted by one blow or two; it penetrated to the bone, through all the membranes and scalp, laying open the bone; he had another deep wound on the head, penetrating to the bone—he was covered with blood, and appeared in a very excited state—I have attended him ever since; he was in danger during the first two or three weeks, I consider—I found no external marks of violence on his shoulder—the wounds could have been inflicted by this jemmy; I measured them carefully, and found they adapted themselves to it; the nobbed end seems to be the end with which the wounds on the head were inflicted; his finger was also cut to the bone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi>—I had been to Barnet that afternoon to take some horses there; I was coming home and saw the policeman standing in this lane; he caught hold of my neck and we had a scuffle. I picked that iron up coming through a brick-field.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to having
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650508-523-offence-1 t18650508-name-160"/>Margaret Sullivan</persName>, and stealing therein I shawl and other articles, her property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHARPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650508-name-161" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-161" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I am a tailoress at 31 Sophia-street, Poplar, and am single—on Monday, 10th April, I went to bed at a quarter-past 11—I sleep in a room on the ground-floor, with my mother—my brother sleeps in another bed in the same room—I fastened the door of the room; the shutters were not bolted, they were closed—about a quarter before 2 o'clock I was awoke by hearing a noise in the room—I saw the window open and a man standing in the room—I called out, "Mother, mother, there is a man in the room"—he turned round, got on the window-sill, and jumped down—my brother hearing the noise got out of bed and went after him in his drawers—I saw the prisoner the next afternoon, between four and five, at the top of Dolphin-lane—I called a policeman and gave him in custody—I am sure he is the man—I did not exactly see his face, but I can swear to his build and to his cap and jacket—before I went to bed there was a shift and jacket and shawl on the table—I missed them between 11 and 12 o'clock the next day—I afterwards saw the publican give them to the policeman—I can swear to the things—they are all mine.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-162" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I am the brother of the last witness, and am a sea-man—on the morning of 10th April I was in bed, and was awoke by my sister screaming out, "Mother there is a man in the room"—I jumped up, he had just cleared the window-sill and I jumped after him in my drawers—I followed him, and he ran into a doorway—I made a grab at him, but he had bolted the door, and was too quick for me, that was at 3, Dolphin-court—I did not catch him—I did not see his face, I saw his dress; he had an old brown reefing jacket on and corduroy trowsers—I stopped outside the house twenty minutes, but he did not come out—I went back, met a police
<lb/>man, and asked him if he would open the door, and he said could not open it as he did not see the man go in—I was at work the day the prisoner was taken—I went to the station on Thursday morning, and recognised him as the person who had been in our room—I had seen him several times before, I knew him by sight.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-163" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE TODD</persName> </hi>. I am servant at the Black Horse public-house, High-street, Poplar—I found these things lying loose in our yard, as if they had been thrown over the wall—I think it was Tuesday morning, between 8 and 9; I took them to my mistress, they were afterwards given to the police
<lb/>man—I know where Dolphin-court is; only a wall separates it from our place.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 80). On Wednesday, 12th April, Margaret Sullivan gave the prisoner into my custody for stealing a shift a shawl, and a boy's jacket, from 31, Sophia-street, Poplar—the prisoner said, "I can prove that I did not have them, and I was a-bed at a quarter to 11 o'clock"—going to the station he said he was in bed about a quarter to 12, and be could bring witnesses to prove it—I received these things from Jessie Todd.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are your instructions that you are not to try and get admittance to a house where a witness says a prisoner has gone in because you did not see him go in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, if I had been there I should have followed him in—I was not the policeman—I know the prisoner well and he knows me; he lives at 3, Dolphin Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was in bed at half-past 11 that night. I heard a noise, and somebody outside asked me to let them in, and I would not. He could have captured me, he knew where I lived, why did he not come and take me the day afterwards.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650508-524-offence-1 t18650508-name-166"/>Waldemar Kretsyschmar</persName>, knowing it to have been stolen.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 148). I was present when sergeant Coat-hupe took the prisoner—I found this duplicate of a gold watch pledged for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 21st December upon her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I had them given to me, I did not knew they were stolen, and I wore them for some months; I took them to pledge several times; if I had then known that they had been stolen I should not have done so."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had them given to me at different times by the father of my children.</p>
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<p>her in a room on the ground floor—I asked her what she had brought into the house—she said, "A hat belonging to Charley"—noticing that she was rather bulky, I moved her cloak on one side, and she had a box in one hand, and a bag over her shoulder under the other arm—I asked her what it con
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I recognise all the articles produced here as forming part of my stock—the private marks are partially rubbed out on some, and on some they are quite perfect—the cost price of these articles is from 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 20
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had them given to me at different times, and wore them for several months, and took them to pledge several times.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650508-529-offence-1 t18650508-name-183"/>George Kent</persName>, his master;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, to embezzlement.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. O'CONNELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOUGH</hi>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-185" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED VALLON</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, of College-street, City—on 20th April, about a quarter to 8 in the morning, the prisoner came for three halfpennyworth of rum and shrub, and gave me a bad shilling—I said to my potman in the prisoner's hearing, "Look here, is this a bad shilling? for this is the man that gave me a bad shilling before"—I said to the prisoner, "This is a bad shilling"—he said, "Is it? then I must give you another"—he took it up and pulled out a good one—I said, "Stop a minute, we will have a policeman over this affair; it is not the first one you have given me; I have the other in my pocket, and have been waiting</p>
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<p>for you some time"—he said that he had never been in the house before—(I remember his being there on 20th March; he ordered three halfpennyworth of rum and shrub, and tendered a shilling; I found it was bad when he was gone, and kept it in my waistcoat pocket till he came again). I have no doubt be is the same man—I sent my son for a policeman—the prisoner ran out, and ran into his arms—I gave the first shilling to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You said at the station that it was somewhere about a fort
<lb/>night or three weeks before; if I had known you would fix 20th March, I could have proved I was in Bedfordshire at the time.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I said that I could not exactly say to a week—I never gave any definite time; I said a month of three weeks—I did not say four or five weeks.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you seen him before the first time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I knew him as well as my own brother the second time he came—I had seen him more then once before—I thought he worked at Red Lion Wharf, and went there to see.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-186" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ESMOND</persName> </hi>. I am potman to Mr. Vallon—I remember the prisoner being at the house on 20th April—a bad shilling was shown to me, and my master sent me for a policeman—I was standing at the bottom of the street looking for one, when the prisoner ran out, and I stopped him—he ran into my arms—he offered me a good shilling—I do not remember having seen him in the house before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was I near you when your master showed you the shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only six yards off—I fancy you could hear what he said.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-187" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SCRAGG</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 406). On the morning of 20th April, the prisoner was given into my charge—he said that he did not know the shilling was bad, and be could not believe it—I took him to the station, and found a good shilling and five farthings—on him—he said that he picked the shilling up, and ran away with it to get it changed, as he knew where he took it—he first declined his address, but afterwards gave it to me—Mr. Vallon gave me the first shilling—this is it (
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-188" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know that I had such a thing about me; and as to giving that gentleman the shilling four or five weeks before, I know no more about it than a child. I have respectable people to give me a character.</p>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650508-531-offence-1 t18650508-cd-5"/>22d April</rs>, 30 loaves of sugar.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, 8
<hi rend="italic">cwt.</hi> of sugar on
<rs id="t18650508-cd-6" type="crimeDate">
<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650508-531-offence-1 t18650508-cd-6"/>8th September</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Third court</hi>, 4 barrels and 6
<hi rend="italic">cwt.</hi> of sugar, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650508-531-offence-1 t18650508-name-193"/>Robert H. Carew Hunt</persName> and others, the masters of Phillips and Green.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GIFEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Phillips</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Pope</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Green, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Maile.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-194" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER BOWEN</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 4, Heneage-street, Spitalfields—I know all the prisoner by sight—I do not know Green by name—I have known Pope three or four years by his calling at warehouses which I cart for in the City to collect bags and empty hogsheads—he used to call at Hazeldine's—in 1862, he told me that a party he was in the habit of buying hogsheads and packages of at King's-cross or Pentonville, had been in the habit of having suger from Brewer's Quay, and a party named Boreham had been in the habit of carting it for them, but had disappointed them two or</p>
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<p>three times, and a party asked him if he knew any one who could cart some, and he thought of me—he asked me if I could do so—I said, "Yes,"and asked where the things were going to—he said "To Pentonville, what time will you have a cart ready to go?"—I said, "In about an hour or an hour and a half"—I asked for the delivery-order—he said that if I would have cart then, he would send a party to go with me to the wharf—I do not know whether he took the note with him, or whether it had been lodged previously—this was at about 9.30 in the morning—Maile, who was a perfect stranger to me, afterwards came—he said that he came from Pope about the cart to go to Brewers' Quay—nothing was said about a delivery-order—I went with the cart and Maile—I have been in the habit of fetching goods from these quays—it is usual to take a delivery-order from the owner of the sugar, and to get it marked in the office, and take it up to the foreman, and then a cart-note issues—we get a weight-note at the place where they are consigned to—we leave the order with the man who delivers the goods—I take the cart note to my employer—here is an entry in my book, "April 22d, 1862, thirty loaves from Brewers' Quay to Pentonville, three shillings cartage"—that was to a person named Child—Maile went down on the wharf and soon afterwards they shouted out, "Bowen, Bowen, what do you want?"—I said, "I believe there are some sugars"—they said, "It is under here"—I drew my cart under the loop-hole, and thirty loaves of sugar were lowered into it—I got this cart note (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>)—it is so long ago I cannot say who gave it to mo, but I know it is the note, because the name is on it—I know the faces of all the pri
<lb/>soners, but I cannot recognise either of them as having seen him at the warehouse, as I cart for so many people—I had to take the note into Phillips' warehouse, and give it to him, and he gives it to the other foreman to deliver—the cart-notes are always delivered after the goods are delivered into the cart by the foreman—Moule went home after the sugar was in the cart—he told me to take them to York-road, eight doors round by King's-cross, leading up to Battle-bridge, and Pope told me so also—I had a little bit of a note to take them to Mr. Child, at a confectioner's shop—I carted the thirty loaves of sugar there, delivered them to Mr. Child, and received 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. cartage from him—I put this note on my file, and afterwards found it there—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Brewers' Quay, Mr. Child, received 30
<hi rend="italic">los.</hi> sugar,
<hi rend="italic">ex.</hi> Diana, 4c. 3q. 20 lbs. cart Bowen.—Joseph Barber & Co. J. Green, 22d April, 1862")—on 9th September I have this entry: "Mr. Child, self 8 cwt. refined from Brewer's Quay, Exeme 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—on that occasion I went with Maile to Brewer's-quay with my cart—Mr. Pope told me to go—lie used to come down to my place in the morning—sometimes I was there, and sometimes not—I never saw a de
<lb/>livery order—I stopped with the cart on the hill till I was called, and then went under the loop-hole, got the 8 cwt. and took them to Child's—Maile did not go with me, he went away home when the goods were loaded—I got a cart-note, which I must have left there—they are all alike—on 2d Oct., here is an entry: "Mr. Childs, 4 barrels from Brewers'-quay to Pentonville, 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>." there is no description of them, but I think they were flour barrels—Pope told me to go on that occasion—Moule went with me, and left me as before—the weight was 1 cwt. and a half, to three quarters each—I took them to Child's—I am rather in a fog about one delivery, as to Maile going—I have a very strong idea about Pope going once—I never went without a cart-note—I saw nothing of a delivery order on any occasion—I always understood that it was lodged or taken down by some party with the cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were those three the only occasions on</p>
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<p>which you carted sugar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; hundreds—I dare say I cart for twenty different grocers—I did not know that there was anything wrong at the time I conveyed these goods—two policemen came to my place on a Sunday morning, and asked if I had carted goods from Brewers'-quay twelve months ago—I asked them what name—they could not give me that, but said that it was in the neighbourhood of Clerkenwell or Pentonville—I referred to my book, and found the entries—though I remember the conversation! it is impossible to remember who it was that called out—I should not like to say that, on any particular occasion, Phillips delivered these goods—a man comes down and hires the cart—I do not know that I ever spoke to him six times before—I got a cart-note on one occasion—I did not give it up; very likely they did not pay the cartage—we often keep notes when they are for
<lb/>gotten to be delivered up—Phillips used to receive delivery-orders—I never saw him on these transactions, but I always saw him when I went for my regular customers with orders.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Will you pledge your oath that on one of these occasions, three years ago, Pope went with you in the cart?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I will—Pope went down with me once, I am certain; I have a very strong recollection of it—I firmly believe he went with me once.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-195" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES CHILD</persName> </hi>. I am a confectioner and manufacturer, at 192, Pentouville-road—in 1862 I lived at York-place, King's-cross—I know Pope; and Maile's father-in-law—I have had frequent transactions with Pope; he used to come to me—I have no memory of the dates—this paper is not signed by me—I have received cart-notes similar to this, with sugar; I do not know what has become of them—I have looked for them; I cannot find them—I have purchased sugar from Pope—I keep no books—Mr. Bowen, the carman, delivered the cart-notes to me—I paid Pope by instal
<lb/>ments, sometimes 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and sometimes 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have purchased 46 or 48 cwt. to the best of my recollection—I have seen nobody but Pope in these trans
<lb/>actions, and I have paid him for all the sugar received through Bowen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you a very careful man in business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—there has been a complaint against me lately about some tea which was lost; it was supposed to have been stolen, and was found on my premises—that was the first complaint made against me—I was indicted for stealing it, and was acquitted—there are three more charges against me; one for buying old boots, and another for buying a tarpaulin—there are three in
<lb/>dictments against me, charging me with stealing articles from three different persons, but I do not know whether I am indicted for stealing them, or having them in my place—I am out on my own recognizances; my trial stands for the next Middlesex Sessions—I sometimes paid for the carting, and sometimes Pope did—I have paid Mr. Bowen, and sometimes Pope has paid him, but I always deducted the cartage—I did not always pay the carting money—I keep no books, because I have always paid ready money for the goods—I think the first purchase was something like 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. altogether; I cannot exactly recollect—there were 6 or 7 cwt.; you can easily get it—I received invoices; Pope would have them—there was some dispute between us; there was 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. mistake, and we had his books and bills there; I went over them—I think twelve months elapsed, and we could not find it out, but he still said there was 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. mistake, and he took the bills away, and never brought them back—Pope gave me a receipt on the invoices—I have not a single receipt to show, or an entry in any book—I have tried to find them—I mean to represent that there being a dispute between us, I gave up to him all the receipts I had, and the bills with them—I did not write out the orders for the sugar, which was afterwards delivered by Bowen</p>
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<p>—I live nearly four miles from Bowen—Pope did not live close to him; he lived at Stepney.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you invoices for all the trans
<lb/>actions you had with Pope?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you had them on other transactions besides these?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-name-196" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SAYRE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Robert Carew Hunt, and Thomas Turn
<lb/>bull, the prosecutors—they trade under the name of Joseph Barber and Co., as wharfingers, at Brewers'-quay, and among other things store refined sugars—Phillips was in their employ up to about November last as warehouse-foreman—his duties were the general supervision of the warehouse—it was called Phillips' warehouse—Green was under foreman, assistant foreman, and was employed in the same warehouse—Pope and Maile are not con
<lb/>nected with our place—if a merchant requires 50 loaves of sugar, he sends a delivery-order for them the form of which varies—if anybody applies for blank orders we supply them; if not, they write on blank paper—it is first taken by the carman, or the person applying for the delivery of the goods to the counting-house at Brewer's-quay—I know the routine, but the head clerk can give it to you as well or better than I can—the clerk signs or initials the delivery-order—he already has an entry of it—he has 1000 loaves of sugar on one side, and on the other he shows how it is dis
<lb/>posed of—he takes that from the delivery—order after the goods are delivered—no entry is taken of it till it passes to the carman—it is given up in ex
<lb/>change for the goods by the foreman—supposing the delivery to have taken place at Phillips' warehouse, the order would be returned to the counting-house by the foreman next morning, and written off—the order is copied by the foreman into this book at the time of the delivery of the sugar into the warehouse—the book is kept in the warehouse—Green's writing appears in the books at that time, as keeping them under Phillips' superintendence—I have here the original book, into which the order was copied, and sent into the counting-house with the delivery-orders—the order would then be marked off—we credit the prosecutors, and debit the customers—when the order is marked in the counting-house, the foreman takes it to the person who deli
<lb/>vered the goods, and a cart-note would be given—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the counterfoils—the foreman would give the delivery-order to another foreman, or to anybody who was disengaged—Green appears to have written most of the counterfoils; he was the delivery foreman—in the ordinary course the counterfoil would show what was the substance of the cart-note—it would be very irregular to give a cart-note without entering the particulars on the counterfoil—this which has been produced by Bowen, bears Green's signature, and I believe the whole of it is his—I can find no record in the delivery-book of any order of 22d April, 1862, to Child or Pope, of 30 loaves of sugar,
<hi rend="italic">ex</hi> Diana, to Bowen's cart, but this is the cart-note; it is in Green's writing, on one of our forms—this is not the first occasion I have looked for it—you will see at the end of this book that some counterfoils are blank, though the cart-notes are gone—we do not number them—I have looked in the place where the delivery-orders of that date are kept, but cannot find one applicable to this transaction—I have looked at 9th September, 1862, and the same answer applies—there is no trace of the transaction, nor of 4 barrels on 2d October—a very considerable quantity, 24 tons, of loaves of sugar has been missed from the warehouse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the greatest amount of sugar in the warehouse, 1,000 tons?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I made a mistake last time; I con
<lb/>founded loaves with tons—in 1862 there were 126,000 loaves, or 1262 tons,</p>
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<p>in Phillips' warehouse—there was that quantity, on an average, all the year round, with the exception of last year—it is all foreign sugar—Phillips was perhaps fifteen or twenty years foreman; he has been in the employment thirty years, I think—he was discharged about last October—he was re
<lb/>manded ten times—he was tried here in February on part of the charges, and acquitted—he was afterwards arrested at his home on a new charge, not on this charge—he was not supposed to keep the books; he sometimes gave cart-notes—he had a general superintendence—he knew what orders went into the establishment—he was supposed to take all delivery-orders, and see them executed—he would give them to the delivery foreman, or the other foreman, Green.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have the prosecutors been in business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Our late principal was in the business from seventy years ago—stock was last taken in October or November, I believe—stock is taken every five years, of all goods in bond—if goods came in in 1859, stock would be taken of them in 1864; it is taken every five years back, but last year we had a general stock-taking, on account of these deficiencies—all sugar is in bond—it is not our place to take stock like a merchant—I cannot tell you when there was a general stock-taking before; we have never been plun
<lb/>dered to this extent—goods are taken from the ship into a barge, and sometimes to the quay, and then to the first floor of the warehouse—there are four or five floors—sugar-loaves are generally placed on the first or second floor; they might be placed on the fifth floor on a press—the waste in getting them to the top floor depends on the quality of the sugar—there is some
<lb/>times considerable waste—I have never sworn that there was half per cent. of waste; I said that if the loss did not exceed a quarter per cent. the mer
<lb/>chant did not complain—his Lordship made a calculation, but that was upon this fabulous quantity—a quarter per cent. is 5 lbs in the ton—1,262 tons pass through Phillips' warehouse in the year—if it is handled roughly there is more waste, and the waste also depends on the quality, to a certain extent—Phillips Was the head of the warehouse, and had two under foremen, Green and Holman—he had also a great many men under him, thirty men a day on an average, and sixty or eighty if it was a very busy time—these counterfoils in the delivery-order book should be filled up first as if you were writing a cheque—this "J. F." is James Foley's writing; he is a sort of assistant man—"W. F. C." is another assistant on a press; his name is Cave—other people besides Phillips, Green, and Holman wrote counterfoils of cart-notes—this book has the appearance of having bad some counterfoils torn out on 22d April, 1862, and the back is broken or torn—the counterfoil of this cart-note might be torn out on 22d April—the counterfoils both before and after this are dated 22d April—the number of leaves in the books is very irregular—Green had charge of the sugar-floor under Phillips; he was justified in obeying Phillips if he had the delivery-order, and if he saw the goods laden himself—not without, and if he saw the goods delivered he would naturally do it without being told—he has been in the service, I think, seven or eight years—I have been there twelve or thirteen years—there are fifteen or twenty clerks in the counting-house, but it is divided into departments—one clerk principally takes the sugar-books; he is assisted sometimes, if we are pressed—I attended the whole of the re
<lb/>mands at the Mansion-house—Pope was first given in custody, and was put into the witness-box—the men were acquitted, but not on the whole of the charges, and then Pope was given in custody again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was that a charge of having appropriated sweepings in the warehouse and sweepings only?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and they were acquitted—</p>
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<p>your learned friend suggested that it was the privilege of the workmen to take them, but that is matter of opinion—it was Phillips' duty as superin
<lb/>endent to see that no loaves went out without a delivery-order, and if he found it was being done to stop it, and call the attention of his principals to the fact—Phillips and Green have been there some time; they bore high characters, and my employers had great confidence in them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">R. SAYRE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would a delivery-order be signed by or on behalf of the person who had goods at the wharf?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it would be, "Deliver to So-and-So's cart"—if the goods stood in the name of John Smith, then John Smith would order us to deliver to a certain person's cart so many
<hi rend="italic">Cwt.</hi>; if it was to Bowen's cart the order would say so, or we should not deliver it, we should know nothing of the person to whom he was to take it—the man who delivered them at our wharf would not ask the carman to whom they were going, it would be specified on the delivery-order—this delivery-order ought to be signed by Child—the cart-note would be in the same name as the signer of the delivery-order—if Mr. Smith has one hundred loaves of sugar, and sells fifty to Brown, the delivery-order would be, "Deliver fifty loaves to Mr. Brown, who would endorse on the back of the order, "Deliver to So-and-So's cart"—supposing Brown endorsed the delivery-order, the cart-note would be made out in his name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Pope and Maile received good characters.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650508-531-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">POPE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650508-531-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-531-18650508 t18650508-531-punishment-35"/>Confined 18 months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GREEN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18650508-531-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18650508-531-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18650508-531-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 58). [See page 85 for punishment.] </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MAILE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18650508-531-verdict-4" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18650508-531-verdict-4" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18650508-531-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-531-18650508 t18650508-531-punishment-36"/>Confined 18 months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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