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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>HALE, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ORRIDGE</persName>, ESQ.</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, July 10th, 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 Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-5" type="given" value="CHIEF"/>Lord Chief Baron</persName> of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-6" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MARTIN</persName> </hi>, Knt., one other, of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-7" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MUSGROVE</persName> </hi>, Bart., Alderman of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-8" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q. C., M. P., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN</hi>, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-9" type="given" value="JOHN JOSEPH"/>JOHN JOSEPH MECHI</persName> </hi>, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-10" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ABBISS</persName> </hi>, Esq.; and
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-11" type="given" value="SYDNEY HEDLEY"/>SYDNEY HEDLEY WATERLOW</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-12" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-13" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-14" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>, Esq. Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-15" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq. Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-16" type="given" value="SEPTIMUS"/>SEPTIMUS DAVIDSON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-17" 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="smallCaps">HALE, MAYOR. NINTH 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 art 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, July</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MARY ANN SIME</hi>. I lived at 25,. Starr-street, St. George's, on Easter Sunday, 16th April, the prisoner lived in the same house, in the back-room—she was living with my brother—between eight and nine in the morning I heard "Murder "cried twice—I went into the room in which the prisoner and my brother were—the prisoner had nothing in her hand when I went in—my brother was lying in bed, undressed, and the prisoner was standing up by the sideboard, and she took a great conch shell off it and hit at my brother—it did not hit him, it hit the bedstead and broke it—I said, "Lizzie, do not use such awful weapons, you will do murder"—she said she would kill any b----that entered the room—my husband came to the door at that moment and said to me, "Polly, come out for God's sake, you will be killed"—with that the prisoner took a quart bottle off the sideboard and made a blow at my husband—I caught her arm and broke the force of the blow or it would have killed him on the spot—the bottle hit him on the head and cut his head—he went to the hospital, the nurse dressed his head and told him to come again in the afternoon, but his head did not become worse and he did not go—he afterwards became worse, and died in the hos
<lb/>pital on the Friday week after.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe there used to be some quarrelling between the prisoner and the man she lived with?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have repeatedly heard words between them, and I have been in to make peace with them re
<lb/>peatedly—they have lived there about seven or eight months—they had one room—this is the shell (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the bottle was a quart bottle used for preserving fruit—the prisoner was very angry—she seemed as if she intended to do murder—she afterwards said she used the bottle in self defence and the shell also, but she deliberately took up the bottle off the sideboard when my husband went in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, 19 K</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody and told her the charge—she said, "I am very sorry"—Mrs. Sime said to her, "You have murdered my husband"—the prisoner said, "You have been saying things about me"—I asked her where the bottle was—she said she threw it in the dust-bin, and it was taken away with the dust.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> There was no pot mortem examination was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I had no order from the coroner to make one—he died from coma and delirium caused by inflammation of the membranes of the brain, that arose from erysipelas which extended all over the scalp and face and down the neck; that was caused by the wound.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BRANSCOMBE</hi> (24)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18650710-656-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/> to Embezzling the sums of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650710-656-offence-1 t18650710-name-32"/>George Moren</persName> and another, his masters.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months, and</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18650710-656-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE MILLER</hi> (73)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELISHA MASON</hi> (19)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD CANNON</hi> (26)</persName>, were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18650710-659-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> a like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. M. J. O'CONNELL</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOUGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Smith, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Mason.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-38" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SHELLEY</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Black Horse, Old Boswell-court—on 28th June, about quarter past four, Smith and Mason came with another man who I cannot swear to—they called for a pint of porter and three half-pennyworth of gin which came to 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Smith to the best of my belief ten
<lb/>dered a florin—I put it in the till where there was only five sixpences, and I gave him three sixpences and 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—they left, and I then looked at the florin, and found it was bad—I went out and saw the three prisoners in conversa
<lb/>tion—they passed me, and Cannon stopped at the corner watching the others who went into the Sugar Loaf tavern—I went in after them, and the bar
<lb/>maid showed me a bad florin—I broke it, kept one portion, went out and saw the prisoners together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who paid you for the beer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe it was Smith, he stood nearest the engine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you the slightest doubt who passed the coin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was Smith.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many customers were there in the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a dozen—I was the only person behind the bar, but I had served them all when the prisoners came in—I know Smith by sight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How often have you seen Smith be
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say, but when Mr. Clark took that house he came there to do the gas-fitting.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-40" type="surname" value="OAKLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-40" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS OAKLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, 48 F</hi>). I took Smith and Mason—they both denied the charge—I received this flurin from Mr. Shelley and the other from the barmaid—they have been in my possession ever since—on Smith was found a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and on Mason a purse, 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., a mirror, and a fusee-case.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Mason say that he knew nothing about the coin being bad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That he knew nothing about the charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-41" type="surname" value="WEBBER"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-41" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WEBBER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-Policeman</hi> 831). I took Cannon and told him the charge—he said he knew nothing of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins are bad and from different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cannon's Defence.</hi> I borrowed 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of my brother to buy cherries in Covent-garden market, and the policeman came and took me. I never saw Smith till I was taken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">CANNON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MASON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18650710-659-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Baron Martin.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">This being read ex
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It never would have happened if I had kept from drink—I am sorry for it; it is the first time I was ever in trouble and it will be the last.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on Second Count</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-52" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ROBINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 94). On Saturday evening, 10th June, about half-past eight, I was on duty in High-street, St. Giles's—there was a disturbance among some women—I was endeavouring to take one of them to the station, and while doing do I received a tremendous blow on the right eye which lifted me off my feet—I immediately turned round and caught hold of the prisoner—I saw that he had this life-preserver in his hand; I caught hold of it, but could not get it away from him—I tried to get my staff out, but was prevented doing so—the prisoner kicked me and tried to throw me down—I succeeded in getting up—I drew my staff and struck the prisoner on the bead—the staff was taken from me and thrown over into the churchyard—Honora Collins pulled me by the back of my hair and I had to lift my foot to get her away—the prisoner then struck me on the head with this life-preserver, the scar remains now—I then became insensible, and do not know what occurred afterwards—I bled a great deal and am very weak now—I am still under the doctor's care—I had never spoken to the prisoner or given him any provocation.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-53" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SPURDING</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, High-street—I remember this disturb
<lb/>ance—on the night of 10th June I was standing outside my shop door, and saw the prisoner draw something out of his breast pocket similar to this, and give the constable a violent blow on the head; it pretty well stunned him the blow was so severe—they then scuffled and fell—I ran for assistance—two constables came up and he was apprehended—the prisoner is quite a stranger to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROSS</hi>. I am surgeon of the E division of police—I saw the con
<lb/>stable the following morning—his wounds had been previously dressed by my assistant—there was a contused wound on the crown of the head, another severe lacerated wound on the outer angle of the right eye—the face and eye were very much swollen—there had been a third blow on the right cheek, a scratch, and the muscles and skin were very much swollen—he complained of soreness and pain over his body as well—the wound on the top of the head was not severe, it was a starred wound, proceeding in three different directions from a centre—the wound on the eye was down to the bone and very severe—they were such wounds as might be caused by such an instru
<lb/>ment as this—he is very weak and ill, and not fit for duty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It may be all true what they have stated and it may be all false; I was very tipsy at the time. I have no recollection of it more than a child.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-54" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SPURNING</persName> </hi> (
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650710-662-offence-1 t18650710-name-56"/>Annie Cooke</persName> </rs>.
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-57" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a hair-dresser, at 2, High-street, Lower Homerton—about nine o'clock on Monday, 5th June, I was near the Marsh
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<lb/>ing his money in drink, and frequently ill-using her—she said, "You have prevented me now, but there are more chances than one"—she said she intended to drown her children and then herself—she had a fearful black eye, and her nose was cut severely across—she asked me to accompany her home, and I went to her house in Pickle's-buildings, which is close by, within ten minutes' walk—the children were taken up with her—I went into her house, and she had a remarkably clean house—I went for a constable—it was about nine then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> My husband had been ill-using me. I did it to frighten my husband; I send my children to the Sunday school. I was on the high road; my husband was at a public-house near.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-58" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PAUL</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Abbey-street, Bethnal-green-road—on the night of Whit-Monday, 5th June, about nine, I was near the Marsh-gate, and saw the prisoner with the child she has in her arms and another one which she was leading, and she made an attempt to shove it under the railings—I told her to go home and turned her away from there—she said she would do it, and she went about a dozen yards further and made another attempt—I then gave her a shove and she fell down, and the children were taken from her—some more people came up, and she was taken away—she said she meant to drown them and herself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far was this ditch from the rail?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not above six inches—it might be three or four feet deep—it was deep enough to drown a child.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-59" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FODEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, 177
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE PEARCE</hi>. I live at 6, Bromley-avenue—on 24th June, about half-past nine, I was at the Elder Tree public-house, Crisp-street, Poplar, up in the bagatelle-room—the prisoner was there and a man of the name of Robert Roberts—there was a game at bagatelle going on—there was a stranger in the room
<hi rend="italic">shoving</hi> the balls about—Lovett said to him, "If you touch them balls again I shall hit you"—Roberts said, "If you hit him I shall hit you, I think you are only a
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<lb/>soner then rushed in, and
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This was in the street, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, on the pavement; it was all in a moment that the man fell.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-62" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HIRD</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Elder Tree—on this Saturday night I parted the prisoner and Roberts in the club-room when they were going to fight—I did not follow them into the street—I came out about two minutes afterwards and saw a mob—the prisoner and deceased had just pulled off their coats—I could not say who struck the first blow—I saw them both rush in to one another, and Lovett
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see Roberts fall?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and he did not get up again—whether he tripped or not I could not say.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-63" type="given" value="FREDERICK JOHN"/>FREDERICK JOHN HAWTHORN</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the Poplar Hospital—about thirty-five minutes past ten on the morning of 25th June I saw the deceased man Roberts in our receiving-room, lying on a stretcher, insensible—I examined him, there was a lacerated wound on the scalp and a contusion on the left temple—he died within a quarter of an hour after his admission—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem examination</hi>—he died from concussion of the brain—I should think a fall against the pavement might produce the wound I found on the temple.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-66" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK DRISCOLL</persName> </hi>. I live at Isleworth—I know the prisoner—up to 14th June we were the best friends in the world—about 9 that morning we went to work together at Mr. Nevett's farm at Isleworth—we were hoeing between the raspberries till 1 o'clock—we then went to dinner—we went to a public-house, and had four pots and a pint of beer between the two of us—one woman took a drink out of one of the pots—we got back to work at a quarter to three—we worked for about quarter of an hour—the prisoner then stood up, put his hoe under his left arm, and said to me, "Pat, we are doing too much work"—I said, "No, it was quite late when we came back, and whatever you do don't cut up the plants, or the master will blame us"—he said, "b----you, and the plants and the master too"—he then began speaking about his wife and her mother—we then shook hands—we were not drunk—I was stooping down to pick up some weeds and he said, "Well, Pat, you are a b----liar"—I said, "All right"—with that he took up his hoe and hit me on the side of the head, and cut my head—I put up my hand, and said, "0, Lord, John, what did you do that for?"—he said, "I will have your life this moment"—I ran out to the end of the road, six or seven yards—he followed me, and said, "You might as well stand, because I will have your b----life"—I then received a second stroke on the crown of the head with the hoe—I made straight across the ground—I heard him stepping out after me, and I put up my hoe, making sure he was going to hit me again, and so he did—I received the blow on the handle of the hoe—I did not go much further before I fell down, and he threw the hoe out of his band in the path and said, "You are dead now, you b—"—he ran away—I was confined to my bed, and I am not able to work now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You and he were the best of friends up to the time he struck you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and had been as long as I had known him—I never had the contradiction of a word with him—he struck me without any cause—I have been fined 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at Brentford for having a drop of drink—I did not hit anybody—I had some words with a publican about some beer—I did not have a fight with a man named Donovan on the Sunday before this happened, nor with Sullivan or any one—the prisoner was fighting with Donovan, and was summoned for it, and they settled it between them—I did not have my head cut on the Sunday—I dare say it is a year ago since I was fined the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was never fined before—I did not attempt to strike the prisoner on this day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOODAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 225). About 5 in the afternoon of 14th June I went to the prosecutor's house—I found him insensible—he had two large cuts in the head and his clothes were all smothered with blood—I took the prisoner into custody about half-past 11 that same night—I said, "You are my prisoner, Johnny, for assaulting Driscoll"—he made no reply to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where did you apprehend him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Walking through Brentford as fast as he could, with his brother and brother-in-law—he did not seem to have been drinking.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-68" type="given" value="ALFRED BRYAN"/>ALFRED BRYAN DAY</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon at Isleworth—On 14th June I was called to attend Driscoll—another surgeon had previously seen him—he had two wounds on the back of his head, and one, a more severe one, at the side—he seemed to have lost a good deal of blood—he was sensible at that time, but was in a very weak exhausted state—the wounds must have been produced by some sharpish instrument—I have been attending him up to the present time—he is quite out of danger now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you examine the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not see any old wounds on Driscoll's head, or any that might have been inflicted so recently as the previous Sunday—there might possibly have been some under the hair—I did not see any.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-71" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOWDELL</persName> </hi>. I live at Stroud's-vale, Clerkenwell—I know the prisoner quite well, I brought him up from a boy—on the night of 9th June, between 10 and 11 at night, I was near my own place—the prisoner came up to me and we were quarrelling about a few words that had occurred in the morning, some
<hi rend="italic">tittle tattle</hi> about the women—the prisoner heard me talking to another party about him, and he said I was telling a lie—I said, "if I am telling a lie ask the woman whether it is a lie, or whether it is the truth"—the witness, Mrs. Masters, said, "I am quite prepared for your wife now"—with that he came and said, "I don't want women to fight, I will fight you"—he put his fist in my face as a kind of challenge—I accepted his challenge, and hit him, and we both fought together in the court—we fought one round, and in the second round I felt a heavy blow in my head, where it came from I do not know—I became partly insensible—on recover
<lb/>ing I felt blood—I believe I bled a great deal—I went to the hospital—I was sober, and I believe the prisoner was—it was very dark—it was all through the women that this occurred—I have known the lad from a child,</p>
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<p>and brought him tip out of the streets, ten years ago—he is about eighteen years old, and was married just before faster—he was in the height of passion at the time—I fought him fair—I saw nothing in his hand—we both tried our best with one another.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you say, "Why don't you pay the shilling you owe me?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was a row about a shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-72" type="surname" value="MASTERS"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-72" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID MASTERS</persName> </hi>. I live at Stroud's-vale—I saw the fighting—I did not see who struck the first blow—I did not see anything done or hear the prisoner make use of any expressions.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRYAN</hi>. I am resident surgeon at the Great Northern hospital—the prosecutor came there about a quarter to 11, on the night of 9th June, bleeding profusely from a wound in the temple—an artery was severed—it was a very dangerous wound—he was wounded in other parts of his body—I made out eleven wounds and his wife discovered three others since, those were mere scratches—they must have been done with a sharp instrument; an ordinary clasp-knife would have done it—four of them were considerable wounds, very deep, the temporal artery was cut in two places—he must have lost a great deal of blood, there was a track the whole way from the hospital to Stroud's-vale.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-73" type="surname" value="LOVEDAY"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-73" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED LOVEDAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, N 137). I took prisoner into custody—I searched about the spot for a knife, but could not find one—the prisoner was searched at the station, no knife was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-74" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-74" type="surname" value="MASTERS"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-74" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH MASTERS</persName> </hi>. I live in Stroud's-vale—I know the prisoner and prosecutor—I remember their quarrelling on this night, and afterwards saw them fighting—I saw the prisoner strike the prosecutor—he was jobbing at him—I did not see anything in his hand, I was close against him—I did not hear him say anything then—when he went up to him he said, "If I was your weight and site I would fight you"—after the fight I heard him say, "You b----sod, I have done for you"—the prosecutor bled dreadfully—that was after the prisoner made use of that expression.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you say to me, "Go and fetch your b—wh—of a wife, I am ready for her now?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; you said, "If you want her, I will go and fetch her"—then were only you two fighting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> When I got married I took Bowdell's back-room; we had no money, and I borrowed a table and chair of him; we were there nine weeks; we had a quarrel this morning, his wife had a row with my wife, and she said I should not have the use of their things any more; that caused him and me to have words. There were five or six saw the whole of it, but they have been persuaded to keep away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi> </rs>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650710-666-offence-1 t18650710-name-76"/>Emma Banks</persName>, with intent to murder her.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-77" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA BANKS</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—he is a bricklayer, living at 86, Upper Whitecross-street—on Saturday, 9th May, About half-past 9, he had gone to bed—I was in the back parlour reading—he came down and asked when I was going to bed—I said, "Presently"—he put out the gas, and I relighted it three times—I don't remember any more after that—I don't remember any blow being given me—when I became conscious again I was in the hospital—he had treated me very kindly before this, when he was not in liquor—he had been drinking that day—we had had a few words in the morning; I can't recollect what about.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you think it would have happened if I had been in a proper state?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; you have been down stairs on previous occasions—I know what happened in that room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-78" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-78" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-78" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live in the same house with the prisoner and prosecutrix—on 9th May, about half-past 9 o'clock, the prisoner came up to my mother's door and knocked, and told us to go down stairs for he thought he had done it this time—I went down, and saw Mrs. Banks in one corner of the room, by the fire-place—her hair was all down over her shoulders, and she was smothered in blood—I asked her if I could do any
<lb/>thing for her, and so did the prisoner—she did not answer for a minute—she then said I could do nothing for her—I got some water, but she would not let me touch her head—I asked the prisoner what he had done it for—he said he did not know—I asked what he had done it with—he picked up the poker and gave it to me, and said, "This is what I have done it with"—I then went with Mrs. Banks to the hospital—this is the poker (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he said as he threw it down it broke.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM SALTER"/>WILLIAM SALTER ECCLES</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at St. Barthlomew's hospital—on 9th May last the prosecutrix was brought there—her face was covered with blood, streaming down from wounds on the head—I examined her head, and found eight severe wounds—at the bottom of three the skull was broken, and in one the skull was driven in; one of her fingers was very badly bruised, and a ring on the finger was bent in—this poker would be just the sort of instrument to produce the wounds—she had no other bruises—she has been in the hospital since 9th May, and she is not now out of danger—she still has some dead bone in her head.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-80" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-80" type="given" value="MAXWELL"/>MAXWELL ALLINGIIAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 15). On 9th May, about ten minutes past 11, a woman came up to me in Whitecross-street—in consequence of what she said I went to the prisoner's house—I found Mrs. Banks lying on the floor with her head against the cupboard, bleeding very much from the head—I took her to the hospital, and sent the prisoner to the station—he said he did it, and he was very sorry for it; if she died he supposed he should be hanged—he did not appear to be the worse for liquor at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I have this statement to make, that I was not conscious of what I was doing this night, and I had not been right for some days; occasionally I am not to say answerable for my actions. On the Sunday afternoon I told my wife not to leave me, as I thought something would happen, and I cannot be left by myself, such awful things come into my mind since I tried to make away with myself, especially in the room where I committed the rash act. I bad a fall four or five years ago, and the least excitement I am not conscious of what I am doing; I am obliged to take liquor before I can go on with my work; I am very nervous; my mother was in an asylum, and my father made away with himself; my wife knows it; I have often told her never to take any notice of what I say; my son has very often found me crying, and he has asked me what I have been crying for, and all I could do I could not make it out. Since my wife hit me over the head I lost so much blood, I have been worse; while I was leaning over the basin my wife came behind me and said, 'You b----thing, I will do it for you before many hours are over; you b----, I have got you now, and I will pay you; you will faint soon, and you will want some brandy and water. 'I can't account for the action on this night, or what I did; I had been drinking in the day, and cannot recollect what I did on that day, and hardly on the next day."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I do not wish to say anything more; her friends do not wish to have me punished, for none of them have come against me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's employer gave him a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on Second Count.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY SMYTHE</hi> (55)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PATTESON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT TINDAL ATKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LUMLEY SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-82" type="given" value="MATTHEW JOHN"/>MATTHEW JOHN DIXON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Post-office Savings Bank—on 26th June, this notice of withdrawal came into my hands in the course of my duty (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>: "24th June, 1865,1 hereby give notice that I wish to withdraw 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from my deposit-account, and request that a warrant may be issued for the above-named sum, and made payable to me at the Regent-street Post-office. Zulieka Smith, 16, Dean-street, Soho")—in consequence of that I made out this warrant (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>; "Pay Zulieka Smith 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on produc
<lb/>tion of her deposit-book, and satisfying you she is the person entitled to the same. A.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MILLIKIN</hi>. comptroller"—depositor's receipt, "I hereby acknow
<lb/>ledge the receipt of the above-named sum.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ZULIEKA SMITH</hi>")—I inclosed that in this envelope (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) addressed "Mad. Smith, 16, Dean-street, Soho"—I sent that envelope by post, attached to the warrant, on the 26th, together with this letter of advice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-83" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-83" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a letter carrier in the Western district—I deliver letters in Dean-street, Soho—on the morning of 27th June last, I was on duty—I delivered this letter at No. 10, Dean-street, the Ear Dis
<lb/>pensary—I dropped it into the letter-box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you ever left letters there with any other initials than "H."Smith?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not recollect—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at one</hi>) I have no recollection of delivering that; I may have done so—I know the name of Smythe there—I have left letters in that name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-84" type="surname" value="EARL"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-84" type="given" value="ALFRED WILLIAM"/>ALFRED WILLIAM EARL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to my father, who keeps the Post-office in Regent-street; it is also a Savings' Bank office—on 27th June I received this letter of advice—the prisoner afterwards called and presented this order; it was not then signed—he made no remark, he merely presented it—I told him to sign it—he then signed it in my presence as it is now, "Zulieka Smith"—I then asked him for the deposit-book, which must be produced to compare the signature—he said he had not got one—I asked him where he got the warrant from—he said it had been sent to him anonymously—I then remarked to him that the signature was a forgery, and I should report it at the chief office—I knew the depositor, Miss Smith; she had called that morning to make some inquiries—I asked the prisoner for his name and address, which he gave me—he also gave me the envelope—I made this pencil memorandum on it, "Mr. H. Smith."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You knew at the time he came that Miss Smith had been there that morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not read the warrant before it was signed—there is a little window through which I take the information; I was inside the window and he was outside—he presented the order through the window, and I said, "Sign it"—I did not give him a pen to do so; there was a pen at the desk—I have no recollection of saying "Why, it is a woman's name"; I think not—I said, "Do you know what you have done?"—I don't recollect his saying "No"—I will not take upon, myself to say whether he did or not—I believe I said, "Why, you have committed a forgery"—he made some remark; I can't recollect what—I would not say</p>
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<p>he did not say, "Good God, you don't say so"—I asked who ho was, and where he lived—he said, "My name is Smythe, and I live at 10, Dean-street"—I did not attempt to prevent his leaving at that time—I com
<lb/>municated with the Post-office by the next post—this was on 28th June—he was taken into custody on Tuesday, 4th July—I was with the officers when ho was taken, at 10, Dean-street; the Ear Infirmary—I believe he is secretary there—I found him there, at his duties—at the time I told him to sign the warrant it was not in my hand; it was on the desk—it was about a quarter or half-past 2 o'clock—he was rather agitated when he left—there was nothing about him that struck me as peculiar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-85" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-85" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-85" type="given" value="ZULIEKA"/>ZULIEKA SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Dean-street, Soho—on 26th June last, I had a deposit account with the Post-office Savings' Bank—I signed this notice of withdrawal—the sign at ore to the warrant is not mine—I never gave any one authority to sign my name for me—I went to the Regent-street Post-office on the morning of 28th, and made some inquiries, as I had not received an answer from the Post-office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-86" type="surname" value="CROCKER"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-86" type="given" value="GIDEON"/>GIDEON CROCKER</persName> </hi>. I am a police-constable attached to the Post-office—this matter was reported to me, and I went in search of the prisoner on Saturday, 1st July, to 10, Dean-street—the prisoner was not there—I was informed he would not be there until the Tuesday—I went again on the Tuesday, about 11 o'clock—Mr. Earl pointed him out and I went in—he asked me if that was my first application, supposing I had come for assist
<lb/>anoe—I told him, No; I had come upon quite a different matter, I had come from the Post-office, and that he was charged with presenting a Post-office Savings' Bank warrant for the payment of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and with forging the signature to the warrant of Zulieka Smith—he told me I must stop till 11 o'clock, he could not go then—I said I could not wait; he must go with me at once—he said he was very sorry; he could not think what had caused him to do it—on the way to the Post-office he asked me what I thought would be the result of it—I told him I could not answer that question; it rested entirely with the authorities—when at the Post-office he stated that had he got the money he should not have spent it; he should have kept it to have seen whether any inquiry would be made.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT ATKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the following writnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-87" type="surname" value="HARVEY"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-87" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARVEY</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon at the Ear Infirmary, 10, Death-street, Soho—the prisoner is secretary to that infirmary, and had been so I think about thirty years—I have known him personally for eighteen years—his duties were to receive letters and donations, and conduct the corre
<lb/>spondence, also to make out the accounts and submit them to the managers—he had always discharged his duty in a proper manner up to within the last mouth or six weeks—I have noticed a very considerable change in him since that; generally speaking a want of power in his recognising individuals and a want of attention to his duties; in fact, a general break-up of mind and body—I have had considerable experience as a surgeon, independently of diseases of the ear—I have noticed eccentricities about the prisoner; incoherence of language occasionally, and particularly a want of cleanliness in his person and dress—that was quite contrary to his previous habits—I have noticed fits of passion once or twice, but they have generally been curbed in my presence—that was very unusual with him—I have noticed forgetfuluess of names and great bodily debility, weakness, and falling away in his person, a lassitude with regard to his duties, and a peculiar infirmity in his walk—previous to that ho was in the habit of rendering his accounts in a proper and intelligible way, but since then his calculations have been</p>
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<p>frequently wrong, the figures were right when properly calculated for him—I have had in consideration whether he should be removed from the situation—from what I observed I think he was most likely suffering from brain disease—the obscurity is very great in such cases, but they were very much the marks of softening of the brain—I know that he had a weakness in his lungs, and generally speaking the pectoral apparatus was weak, but I did not examine him—that would still less enable him to struggle with mental disease—I believe about twelve years ago he purchased a commis
<lb/>sion in the corps of gentlemen-at-arms—I know he belonged to the corps.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long is it since you observed anything of this kind?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About six weeks back—I could see no reasonable cause for it—I observed no tendency to drink—I had no suspicion of that kind—the effects I have discovered might arise from that cause, and probably would—I should not infer it in this case—I know he was not inclined to drink; he had no vice that way—he never drank in my presence—I saw Crocker, the officer, after the prisoner was taken into custody, and I mentioned to him Unit I thought the prisoner a weak-minded person, and that he had become so within the last six weeks or two months—I should imagine from the con
<lb/>dition he was in that he was not aware he was not signing his own name on this occasion—he was forbidden to make up bis accounts recently—he was always checked—I permitted him to do it—I do not mean to say that he did not know his own name, but I should not be surprised in the hurry of signing this cheque that he did it in a hap-hazard way.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you think that he did not know that he was not signing Henry Smythe?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I will hardly go so far as that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he appear, when he was discharging his duties, to be a man inclined to drink?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never; if he had I think I should have detected it—I did not discharge him, from his general previous good conduct, and I expected daily that his debility would prevent us the pain of discharging him—he was due at the office two days in the week, Tuesdays and Fridays.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you acquainted with the fact that the prisoner was in the habit of receiving post-office orders for the benefit of the dispensary requiring his endorsement?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Up to within six weeks he always did so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-88" type="given" value="ALLEN"/>ALLEN DUKE</persName> </hi>. I am a general practitioner at Norwood—T have known the prisoner for about nine months, and have attended his family—his wife keeps a large ladies' school at Ellesmere-house, South Penge—on 17th June, about 11 o'clock at night, I was called by Mrs. Smythe to her residence—I found the prisoner running about the house in a very excited state, refusing to see me, and reproaching Mrs. Smythe for sending for me—he was en-deavouring to make his way out of the house by the doors, which were all securely bolted—he was shaking them violently, and finding they resisted him he went to several of the windows and tried the same plan—he was so violent that I thought it would be unwise forcibly to restrain him—he said that his children did not care for him, and he seemed annoyed and irritated—I remained with him for an hour, and soothed him, and eventually got him to bed—as he went up stairs he broke into a violent fit of crying—I do not think this was the result of drink—I wrote to his brother.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you treat him at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I suggested his taking a sedative, but be would not—I did not go again after that—his wife told me he had been in that condition before—I remained with him an hour, and then went home, telling Mrs. Smythe to send for me the following day if he was not better—I had never seen him before professionally, nor have I</p>
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<p>attended him since—I could only judge what the excitement was from; from what I was told—it did not appear at all like
<hi rend="italic">delirium tremens</hi>—he appeared to me like a man suffering from mania; he did not go on like a man that had
<hi rend="italic">delirium tremens</hi>; he had none of those visions that men have that have
<hi rend="italic">delirium tremens</hi>—there were no delusions—I do not think he was altogether conscious of what he was doing—he was violent, because he was excited, that was all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-89" type="given" value="EMMA MATILDA"/>EMMA MATILDA CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a teacher in the school kept by the prisoner's wife, at Ellesmere-house, Penge—I have resided there just a year—during that time I have noticed peculiarities in the prisoner's condition—about the 17th June, I remember his having a paroxysm, as I supposed, but it seemed more like weakness of mind—I went one day into the dining-room and found all the chairs piled on the table—I heard him there, and saw him leave the room—that is about a fortnight ago—on the evening of 17th June, I heard a great tumult up stairs—I saw very little of what hap
<lb/>pened, Mrs. Smythe went me for Dr. Duke—I heard some one rushing about up stairs—the prisoner rushed into the school-room, and said he wished to throw himself out of the window, but he could not get it open—he was in the habit of bringing home parcels of sweetmeat and putting them away in a cupboard, which no one used but himself, and I have found them there in a state of rottenness, soiling the rest of the parcels in the cupboard—there were a great many newspapers and other papers there—I have noticed a strangeness about him since February—he often slammed the doors very violently, in a strange way, and I have seen him muttering to himself in a very strange way—I could not understand what he said—he was different to what he was before—I have noticed a great loss of memory in respect to dates and names—there was a concert at the house in June, and I saw him come into the room, stare wildly nil round upon the company, and then leave the room—he was dressed in an old coat that he usually wore at home, with the pockets stuffed full of papers, which could be seen through the holes of the pockets, and the sleeves of the coat were torn so that you could see his shirt-sleeves—I saw him go up stairs to bed—he rushed up as if he had been provoked very much and was angry—there had been nothing to provoke him that I know of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose there are a great number of scholars in the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, about twenty-five; some of them are grown-up girls—there are three servants—the prisoner was not generally violent—on these occasions he was very violent—he took no part in the establishment—he did not keep the accounts, or anything of that kind—he was not always certain as to his time of going to business—he usually went away on Tuesdays and Fridays, about half-post 8, at other times between 9 and 11—he went to London every day to the Ear Infirmary, but he went earlier on Tuesdays and Fridays—he was not in the habit of drinking at all that I know of—I did not take my meals with him; when I first went there, I usually had my supper with him, but not since January or February, he always dined alone when ho came home—he had his tea and breakfast with his wife, and sometimes when she had supper with us he always supped alone—the servants would wait upon him.</p>
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<p>fit—he jumped up and went to go out of the window—I know he would have done so if I had not caught him in my arms and thrown-him on the bed—(he went to make away with himself before by hanging himself; I saw the rope on the bed)—he wrenched my arm, and it pained me very ranch—after that he ran down stairs in hid shirt and trousers and opened the hall-door to go out to throw himself in the canal—the canal is just by the house—his things were very nearly torn off his back by our holding him in the room—the did not say anything to me about the canal—I have observed a good deal in his manner lately that was very odd, that I never knew a gentleman do—when he come to do anything he would not do it in a proper manner; he would do it quite as if he was not in his proper mind—he would go and draw up the clock, and shake the mats by the hall-door, very different to any one else—I have seen him in a depressed state, and crying, two or three times—I could not see any cause for it—he was not given to drink—I never saw him drink anything more than his beer for his dinner—he would clean the windows on a Sunday, which was not a proper thing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crow-examined. Q.</hi> Did you know of any cause for his being so violent?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I, never heard him and mistress have a word—I drew his beer for his dinner—it was kept in the cellar—the housemaid took it to him—there was no wine in the cellar, nothing but beer—no brandy or spirits—none was sent for—I never saw him drink any liquor—nothing was sent for, without it was a bottle of ginger-wine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-91" type="given" value="HARRINGTON"/>DR. HARRINGTON TUKE</persName> </hi>. I have had considerable experience of mental disease—I have made it my peculiar study for more than twenty years—I had an interview with the prisoner in Newgate on 7th July—he did not know who I was; I wished he should not know—I heard him describing to his solicitors the nature of the offence that was charged against him, and describing much in the same way that the witnesses have done to-day what occurred—his account, though coherent, was childish in its simplicity, and it was clear to me, from the whole tenor of his conversation, that his brain was in a state of weakness, although I knew nothing of the previous history of his case; yet from the physical symptoms, from the way he told his story, and from the fact that he was unable to answer a simple question in arithmetic; such for instance the interest of 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at 5 per cent—I doubt whether he knew the difference between his own age and that of his brother, who is five or six years older; but he was very anxious to convince me that it was natural to him, that he was not in the least deranged—he said, "They want to say I have softening of the brain, but it is nothing of the sort"—I discovered what was to my mind indubitable evidence of organic brain disorder; and since then I have heard other physical symptoms detailed, which corroborate my opinion—he had infirmity of gait, slight stammering, dilatation of the pupil of one eye, which is a general accompaniment of incipient brain disorder, and which, taken with any delusion or eccentricity, or sudden change of conduct, is almost invariably a symptom of disease of the brain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would an attempt at suicide be a symptom of such a disorder?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In this particular form of organic disease of the brain, almost any folly or act of outrageous stupidity would be natural enough—it is impossible to lay down any rule.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> From the symptoms you observed, you thought there was weakness of mind?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think there is organic disease of the brain—there is a distinct weakness of mind—from what I have heard since, there appear to have been suicidal attempts—there is weakness of</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT ATKINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I think you say you are enabled to pro
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am quite sure it was the result of disease—if I had not found disease I should still have thought there was weakness of mind, but with that I am sure of it—organic disease produces the symptoms I have detailed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was in Woolwich on the Sunday, and on the way to London I exchanged a pair of military boots for these things. I know nothing about the burglary; I did not know the things were stolen.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Montgomery. Q.</hi> Did you take any one else in custody at the same time you took me?
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY PARR</hi> </persName>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE TILLEY</hi> </persName>, and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM WEBSTER</hi> </persName>
<hi rend="italic">repeated their former evidence.</hi></p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-679-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted of a like offence in December, 1860, sentence Four Years' Penal Servitude; to this he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. **—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LUMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long had you known him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A few months, as a customer—I always heard him well spoken of.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GILCHRIST</persName> </hi>. I keep the Royal Oak—I saw the prisoner there on 27th May, and received a bad florin from my wife—I told the prisoner it was a badly made one, and would not do for me—he said that he took it from a
<hi rend="italic">swell</hi> for driving a cab the day before—I refused to give it him back; and put it on a shelf—he was perfectly sober—on Tuesday, 6th June, I fol
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<p>he said, "Yes, two bad florins"—I said, "I have got one that will match them, "and gave the prisoner in charge—I have known the prisoner some time, and knew his father for years; he bears a good character—there were two others with the prisoner, who ought to be here—he was not so drunk as when he first came to me—he had been in my house that day half an hour before, but was so drunk that I refused to serve him.</p>
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<lb/>wards he called for a quartern of gin, which came to 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and offered me another florin, which I immediately saw was bed—I told him so, and asked for good money for it, which he refused, and threatened to punish, me—I sent for a constable and gave him in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many people were in the bar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A great many—the prisoner came in with a man and woman, who drank with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-134" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GROVES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 161). I went with Mr. Gilchrist, and took the prisoner—he was told the charge in my presence, and said that he was not aware the florin was bad, and wished it to be returned to him—I found on him four shillings, six sixpences, one groat, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., all good—I took him through Christopher-street and laystall-street, over a grating, which has since been pointed out to me by Jones, who gave me another florin about 8 o'clock that evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not you pass over more gratings than one?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I have known the prisoner between seven and eight yean—he formerly worked at Mr. Drew's, the builder's, which is opposite this grating.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-135" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 165). On 6th June I fetched Mr. Conway, belonging to the Board of Works, who took up a grating opposite Mr. Drew's, in Christopher-street, took out's some mud, and found a florin, which I marked and gave to Groves, who I afterwards took to the grating.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-136" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CONWAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Queen's Head-court, Gray's-inn-road, and am in the employ of the Metropolitan Board of Works—I opened this grating in Christopher-street, found a florin, and gave it to Jones.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-137" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These four florins are bad; three are from the same mould, including the one found in the mud.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is the one given to Mr. Gilchrist of a different date to the others?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-138" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ROBINS</persName> </hi>. I am a wheelwright, of 7, Jerusalem-court—I have known the prisoner three years—on Whit Monday I went with him to the Rye-house—he changed a sovereign there, and got six florins two half-crowns, and some small change—I saw the florins given to him—that was on the day before this.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'CONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who did he get the change from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From the barmaid—he had a pint of ale—he put the change into his trousers-pocket; it was 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. altogether—I work at 19, St. John-street, Clerkenwell—the prisoner worked at Benson's, a watch-shop on Ludgate-hill, and at Drew's, a carpenter's and shop-fitter's—I know nothing about his driving a cab—I believe he had been laid up for the last three or four months, but he was well on Whit Monday—he did not tell me what work he had been doing and I made no inquiry—I saw him on the Saturday and Sunday before—he was working or Mr. Benson's before Christmas; I do not know what he been since—he has been in the hospital. No. 1,</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know why he left the watch trade?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The work was too hard for his health.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character.</hi></p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">LUMLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any doubt the prisoner is the person?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; my wife pointed her out to me, and I was therefore suspicious of her when she came in—these are the shillings (
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 120). I took the prisoner on 28th June—the last witness gave me these two shillings—one good shilling was found on the prisoner—I searched her lodgings and found this powder, which is used to rub over the shillings, to make them look new.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-142" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are both bad, and from the same mould—this powder is used for bronzing; it will colour copper or silver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—"I am guilty of tendering the shilling yesterday, but not knowingly uttering it. It is false, the rest"</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 342). On 19th June the prisoner was given into my custody by Mr. Goodchild—I searched him and found fifteen postage stamps, two sheets of paper, two envelopes, and a penny—Mr. Goodchild afterwards gave me these pieces of a bad shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are two pieces of a counterfeit shilling.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, V</hi> 239). I produce a certificate of the con
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<hi rend="italic">Read: "Central Criminal Court, 2nd February, 1863. Jama Wilson, convicted on his own confession of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin, and sentenced to nine months."</hi>) The prisoner is the person mentioned in that certificate—I was the constable who took him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-682-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-151" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-151" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CARTWRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a publican, at 22, Portland Street—about 11 on Thursday, 22nd June, the prisoner came to my house, asked for a glass of ale and gave me a sovereign—I gave him change with half a sovereign, and the rest in silver and copper—he put his hands down to take it up—my attention was called off to a person on my left hand asking for a glass of ale in a hurried manner, and when I turned back the prisoner said to me, "I asked you for all silver, "and he passed a bad half sovereign towards me, not the one I gave him—I said, "You did nothing of the kind"—I saw it was bad, it was a very bad imitation—I marked it, rang for my servant, and told him to take care of the prisoner till I got a constable—I gave him into custody—I am quite positive this is not the half sovereign that I gave to the prisoner (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAINES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 123). I took the prisoner into custody and received this bad half sovereign from the last witness—I asked him his address—he said, "I have come from St. Alban's to-day"—I said, "Where at St. Alban's?"—he said, "I don't know, I only slept there one night."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-153" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I asked him for all diver, perhaps he did not hear me—he took the half sovereign away, and he turned back and said, "It is a bad one, take that or none"—I said, "I shan't take it, "and he said he would give me in charge, and he did so—he owned before the magistrate that he had not been long in business, and he had taken a quantity of bad money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-154" type="surname" value="CARTWRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-154" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CARTWRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I had only been in business there eleven days—I had taken some bad money, and so had my wife—the prisoner did not attempt to get away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-683-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES NEEHAN</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18650710-684-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing one watch of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650710-684-offence-1 t18650710-name-156"/>Walter Cox</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRANTHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-157" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-157" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER COX</persName> </hi>. I live at 83, Lower Thames-street, and am clerk to Charles Atkins—on 16th June I had a silver watch in my pocket, value 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. attached to a chain—I saw the time by it at twenty minutes to one, in Thames-street—the soldiers were drilling on Tower-hill at half-past one—I felt the prisoner push against me, and saw the back of my watch shining between his fingers—there was no one else within three or four yards of me</p>
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<p>—I said, "You have got my watch, "and caught hold of his arm—he said that ho had not, and pushed my hand away, saying, "If you follow me much further I will give you something"—I said, "I do not care for that"—he ran off and I lost sight of him—I gave information to the police, and after
<lb/>wards saw him in custody in Seething-lane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How are you sure of me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I noticed your voice and the marks under your eyes—I noticed your face very much—you had the same sort of cap as I wear now—I saw you that day selling umbrellas in Thames-street, and identified you—I took no notice of you at first, but I saw you look at me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-158" type="surname" value="HOOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-158" type="given" value="THOMAS JOHN"/>THOMAS JOHN HOOPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>, 502). I received information and took the prisoner on the 23rd June—I charged him with stealing a watch from the person—he said that he was not guilty of it—he gave his right address—he sells umbrellas.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Who gave you the information?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The porter where the prosecutor is employed told me to keep my eye on you while he went to get another policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner called</hi></p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-159" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-159" type="surname" value="NEEHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-159" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN NEEHAN</persName> </hi>.—I am the prisoner's mother and live in Spitalfields—on 16th June I left him at home at eleven o'clock—I returnedat half-past one by Spitalfields church, and found him lying on the bed asleep—I hit him with a broom handle, and he awoke—I spoke a few angry words to him and he went on mending his umbrellas—Mr. Pitts came in, and saw him at twenty-five minutes to two.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How do you know the day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because I had oc-oasion to go to Clerkenwell that day—the prisoner does not usually sleep in the day-time, but he had a headache, and laid down while his work was drying—he was taken that day week.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PITTS</hi>. I am a City Missionary—on 16th June, in the course of my visiting, I called in at these rooms, as I have been accustomed to do for five years, and saw the prisoner there making or mending umbrellas—it was about half-past one o'clock—I know it was the 16th because I have a daily journal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> At what time did you go there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At half-past one exactly—I have known the prisoner for five years—he is an industrious sober young man, and is the support of his mother—he has a brother younger than himself, and sisters—I never saw him wear a white cap.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650710-684-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-684-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lord Chief Baron Pollock.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT DEBENHAM</hi> (32)</persName>, was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650710-685-offence-1 t18650710-name-161"/>Thomas Solomons</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SER
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> F. H.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-162" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-162" type="surname" value="KEYS"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-162" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE KEYS</persName> </hi>. I am a single woman—I live with my father and brother at 4, Heath-street—I had known the deceased man Solomons seven years—he was about forty years of age—I had been living with him four years as his wife—I had ceased to live with him for some time, before Whit-Monday last—the earliest time that I saw the deceased that day was about ten o'clock in the morning—he was perfectly sober then—I saw him at our house till twelve</p>
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<p>o'clock in the morning he remained in the house—we went out of the house together—we went to Mr. Hall's beer-shop—I stopped with him there an hour—I left him there and went round the park with my father and mother—I saw him again at half-past three in the afternoon at Hairs beer-shop—he was asleep with his head on the table—I did not wake him—I stopped there for about half an hour and then he awoke and came upstairs to me in the room where they were dancing—he remained in the dancing-room for a little while—I left first and left him there—I saw him again very near ten at night, at 11, Stepney-causeway—that is just opposite my father's house—he came back to our house again at ten o'clock—I saw him come in, he remained there till about half-past eleven at night—he fetched a pot of beer and stayed till he drank it and then went away—my brother was there—I had some of the beer—I saw him leave and bolted the front-door after him—he could walk steadily, he was not so very tipsy, he had been much more—he was the worse for liquor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he a married man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he had been married to two women, and he was living with me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-163" type="surname" value="KEYS"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-163" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS KEYS</persName> </hi>. I am brother of the last witness—I was at home on the night of Whit-Monday when the deceased came there—I had seen him be
<lb/>fore during the day—he was a ship's painter by trade, and was working for Mr. Gray at that time—I saw him leave our house, he was tipsy when he left—he could walk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-164" type="surname" value="STRETCH"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-164" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STRETCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 696). On the night of the 5th or morning of the 6th of June, a few minutes after twelve o'clock, I was on duty at the station in Arbour-square—Mr. Debenham came there—he came very hastily—he was running—he said to me, "Policeman, can you send one of your men to my house"—I said, "What for?"—he said, "I was in bed, I heard a noise as if a brick fell at the rear of my house, I got out of bed, opened the window, looked out, and saw a figure crouching down in a corner close to my kitchen window, I called out several times, 'Who are you, what do you want 1' but received no answer, I then went and called my assistant and we both looked out at the window together, I said, 'Do you see a dark figure standing there?' he said, 'Yes, 'I then called out once or twice, 'Who are you, what do you want? if you don't speak I will about you,'—I then fired and I think he fell"—I said to Mr. Debenham, "You had better go inside and speak to the acting-inspector"—he did so in my presence I then went with the prisoner and 697
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> to his house—I said, "Where did you fire the pistol?"—he said, "I will show you"—I then passed through the house till I came to a back door that leads on to the lawn, that was barred and bolted—I unfastened it and there I saw the deceased lying on some flag stones, about three feet from the kitchen window—I said, "Here is the man, but I do not think he is dead"—his feet were just about the same distance from the window as his head—I felt him, he was quite warm—the prisoner then examined him and said, "He is quite dead"—I said to the other constable, "You remain here with the body till I come back"—I asked the prisoner where the pistol was, he said it was on the counter and he gave it to me—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), it is a six-barreled revolver—I then took the prisoner to the station and handed him over to Inspector Hayes and gave him the pistol—the window from where the shot was fired was about forty-two feet from the place where I saw the man, it was in a slanting direc
<lb/>tion—it is a bow-window, the man was on the flag stones—there is a lawn surrounding the house, that is divided by a little bit of wall and then it</p>
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<p>comes gradually up to the house; the lawn runs on to the flags—in order to get from the road a man would have to go through the front gates lead
<lb/>ing from the Commercial-road, or climb over the wall and fence leading into the stable-yard—I did not myself ascertain which way the man came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This is a large house fronting the Commercial-road, is it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> it is—I do not know that it originally belonged to Mr. Ward, the great ship owner—there is merely a little carriage drive in front with an iron railing and gates—there is a very large plot of ground behind the house, some small houses abut on the right, in one of which the woman Keys, who has been examined, lives—Mr. Debenham's house is protected from that alley by a very high wall—a drop from the high part of that wall would be serious—I do not think it could be climbed from Mr. Debenham's side—I think the easiest way of getting in, supposing the gates were closed, would be over the iron railings in front of the house, he would then have to bear to the left and climb over a little low wall—any one might then get into the stable-yard—I should say that wall is about four feet high—he would then have to get over a small door or gate, not very high, in order to get to the back of the house—he would have to skirt along the back of the house until he got to the spot where I found the body, that is in direct propinquity to a win
<lb/>dow, on a level with it; probably the spot of all others which a person would try if he wanted to break in; that would be the easiest way to get in—I have not been upon that boat, I was on reserve duty at the station—I have not heard of attempted burglaries at that house; I have been away for three years—the pistol is a breech-loader.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-165" type="surname" value="HAYES"/>
<interp inst="t18650710-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAYES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). About twenty or twenty-five minutes after midnight on Whit-Monday I saw Mr. Debenham at the station—I had previously had a communication from Stretch—on entering the station he said, "The man is dead"—I said, "You must consider yourself in custody, sir, any statement you make to me I may have to give in evidence against you"—he said, "My statement is quite voluntary, what I say to you I will say to a magistrate"—I then went with some constables and a stretcher to the deceased, leaving Mr. Debenham at the station—we went along the public road to Mr. Debenham's house—there were a good many people about walking in the public road—it was the night of Whit-Monday—those per
<lb/>sons knew nothing of my business—when we got to the house I went through the surgery to the back of the house—I there saw a man lying on the ground, dead—I noticed a wound in his left temple and a great deal of blood on the ground where he was lying—I saw a hat, which I produce—I examined his pockets—he had a brass tobacco box with "T. Solomon" en
<lb/>graved upon the lid, a short clay pipe, a latch key, the half of a rule, 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers, and eight lucifer matches—that was all he had upon him—I noticed the kitchen window; it was unfastened, I lifted it up; there were no marks of entry—it was an ordinary sash window, with the fastening between the two sashes not shut—there were shutters; they were closed and well secured inside—I found some of the inmates of the house up when I got there—I went back to the station and told Mr. Debenham that the body of the man had been sent to the workhouse—he then made a statement to me—I ex
<lb/>amined the premises—I found a slate had fallen from the roof of the wash house, and within two feet of the deceased—the roof of the washhouse is about eight feet high—I examined the part where the slate had been dis
<lb/>placed; I noticed no recent marks on the roof but that—I subsequently examined the palings adjoining the side of the washhouse—the tops of those</p>
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<p>palings are very sharp and the tops were indented as if some one had stood upon them—those palings are a little over four feet high, about four feet two or three inches, and the paint looked as if the feet of some one had been scraping against it—I was shown the window from which the shot was fired; it is forty-two feet from where the deceased was standing—I noticed a chip from off one of the bricks of the wall—I first noticed that after the first examination at the police-court; it was on one of the bricks of the wall, which projects about three inches; it was about eight or ten feet from the ground—the wall falls back there about three inches leaving a sort of plinth or foundation, that was where the chip was—it is the wall of the house—it was very little distance from where the man was lying—the chip appeared to be recent—I found no indication of any attempt to break into the house—I am pretty well acquainted with the house—the front gates are left unlocked at night, but closed, only fastened with a latch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> With regard to this chip on the wall; was it between the window from which the shot was fired and where the man was found?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; in that direction—the wall projects—behind where the deceased was standing there is a narrow alley and a corner leading round to the surgery—there is space enough there for more than four or five persons to stand, without being visible—it was rather darker at that time than it had been previously; it was rather cloudy; the place would be very much shaded—an entry might be made into the drug-room as well as through the kitchen window.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How would the drug-room be entered, by a door or window?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By a door; the last witness had gone through that door before I came.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650710-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650710-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-166" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMBS FORD SERGEANT</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Debenham—he is a sur
<lb/>geon in practice—on the night of the 5th June I went to bed about twenty or twenty-five minutes to twelve—I don't know what time Mr. Debenham went to bed, he went before I did—after I bad been in bed some little time I was aroused by Mr. Debenham coming to my room—I went back with him to his own room—his window was open at that time—he told me that he had heard somebody in the garden and that he bad spoken to this person or persons ever so many times—he then pointed out to me where he thought the persons were and I certainly thought I could see an object against the wall—I could not make out what it was, whether it was a human being or not—Mr. Debenham called out very loudly indeed, "Come, who are you? if you don't speak I will shoot you"—he then cooked the pistol—there was a slight pause, and he fired—I looked out again and I could just see a white shirt on the ground, but it was so dark I could hardly see—I dare say what passed after I got to the window only occupied about a minute—Mr. Debenham then put on his trousers and went off for the police—at the time he was putting on his trousers he said, "I fired high; if I had thought I should have hit him I should not have fired"—I think he said, "If I had thought I should have
<hi rend="italic">killed</hi> him, "but I have no doubt he meant hit him—I think
<hi rend="italic">killed</hi> was what he said—I was down in the surgery walking to and fro till the police returned with Mr. Debenham; I did not go out, I did not think he would have been so long, the distance to the station is only four or five minutes—I think I was the last person to go to bed that night—the establishment consisted of Mr. Debenham, myself, and three female servants—the house stands back about fifteen yards from the footpath of the main road; there are windows fronting the road—there was nothing to prevent our going to the front windows and calling out to persons in the main road</p>
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<p>—after I was down stairs waiting in the surgery for Mr. Debenham to come back some few persons passed by—as each one came by I thought it was Mr. Debenham coming back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe there has been more than one attempt to break into the house since you have been there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There has—Mr. Debenham is married—his wife was away from home at this time—he has two children—they are very young, I think one is two years old, and the other one—I had heard from Mr. Debenham that there had been a good deal of alarm about these attempts.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When was the last attempt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think from three weeks to a month since—at one attempt we found the drawing-room window had been thrown open, but the shutters were shut behind it, so they could not get in—that is at the back of the house, on the ground floor—I heard that it was shut on the previous night—I think that was the only evidence of that breaking—at another time I was called up by two policemen, who told me the stable doors were open, and another door leading from there to the grounds—I do not know whether any communication was made to the police.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had any notice been given to the police of the first event?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know, but the police knew it, because on one occasion they themselves came and called me, and I went over the grounds with them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-167" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STEVENSON</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon in the Mile-end-road—about half past 2 on the morning of 6th June I was called to the workhouse, and there saw the body of the deceased—I examined him externally, and found a circular opening in the left temple, about the centre, it appeared like a pistol or gunshot wound—I made no internal examination.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you seen that bullet?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I took it my
<lb/>self from the body, and have produced it—the marks that are upon it could not have been made in penetrating the skull—that is my opinion—the shape of the bullet is exceedingly distorted and altered—if fired point blank, it would have gone through his skull, if some substance had not intercepted it—my notion is, that it struck against some hard substance, and reflected on the body of the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I am not guilty of the charge; I fired for the purpose of alarming whoever was at my kitchen window; I believed that my house was being broken into, having been attempted three times within the last few months."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Martin.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She is a very aggravating woman, calling me all manner of names.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GOUGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was anybody else standing by me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two or three neigh
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before con
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you any women servants in the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> The in
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there anything wrong with the prisoner?
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-192" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER PRENTICE</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and the husband of the last witness—I was called to Charles Turner's room behind my wife; she said, "Oh, Charles, how came you to do this?"—the prisoner said, "No, missis, I did it, but I was very sorry for it the moment I did it"—my son was insensible—I went for the police, procured a cab, and took him to the hospital—the prisoner has been well to do, but has been out of work for the last two years, which has preyed on his mind a good deal.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he out of work at that time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and my eldest son chided him for it—I have had a deal of trouble with him in epileptic fits—he had two in six months—I had once to save him from making away with himself, but he always seemed very still and quiet.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-193" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GROVER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 142). I was sent for, and found the prisoner standing at the foot of Charles Turner's bed—I asked who had done it—the prisoner said, "I did it, I have done it with a hammer, and have thrown it over into Victoria Park Cemetery"—that is at the back of the garden—on the way to the station he said, "I have cherished an ill feeling towards Charley for years, at the time I did it I intended to kill him, but after I had done it I was very sorry for it"—I went to the Victoria Park Cemetery, and found this hammer where the prisoner had pointed out—he must have gone down stairs to throw it there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where was I when I told you I had had an ill-feeling against him for years?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Green-street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PETER PRENTICE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear me say to the policeman that I had had an ill-feeling against Charley for years?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not hear you say that you meant to kill him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK PRENTICE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear me tell the prisoner that I had an ill-feeling against him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, because I went to get the policeman's cape.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-194" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WELLER</persName> </hi>. I was house-surgeon at the London Hospital—the prosecutor was brought there with ten or twelve lacerated wounds on the scalp, from one to three inches long, and all more or less extending to the bone—he also had a depressed fracture of the skull on the right side—his life was in danger—this hammer would be likely to have caused the wounds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Charles Turner said he would forgive me for what I had done, and asked me not to hit him again. I said that I would not; he spoke to his father and mother, and to a woman, who was in the room, and knew them, for he called them by their names. At the time I did it I was nailing up a curtain, he woke up from his sleep, swearing that he would be</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of Unlawfully Wounding</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Arabista</hi>—on 16th May we were on the high seas, homeward bound—she is an English ship—while we were at tea, three men rushed into the cabin and said something to me—the mate went up stairs, and I went into my state cabin to seek for pistols, but it being dark I could find them—I went into the cabin, and the men came and said, "You will have to shoot this man, captain"—I went into the state-room again, found the pistols, and laid them on the table, but went on deck without them, requesting the people to follow me, to put the man in irons—I went towards the prisoner, who placed himself in a position to receive me with a violent blow on the head—he had this iron belaying pin in one hand and this knife in the other—he struck me on the forehead with the belay
<lb/>ing pin and the same blow struck my shoulder—I fell on the deck insensible, and must have lain so still as to receive three blows on the crown of my head, from which the blood flowed—I also found a scar on my cheek—my jaw was very much swollen for many days, and I had a tooth broken—I was prevented from attending to my work for two days, and was obliged to keep in bed—we were sixty or seventy miles from the Cape Verde Islands—there was no surgeon on board—the mate attended to my wounds—Samuel Lock was wounded much worse than me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the prisoner come on board at Bathurst, in West Africa?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the chief mate had the direction of the prisoner's duties—I was aware of his being changed from the starboard to the port watch—I gave directions to the boatswain two days before to change one man, but I did not say who—the prisoner had behaved most respectfully up to that time—he understood English, and spoke it fluently—he is a native of Basso, fifty miles from Bathurst, and has worked for the owner, Thomas Francis Quinn, Esq., for many years, who is a colonial merchant—the ship is Regis
<lb/>tered at Bathurst—I have not got the register—the prisoner has not the the same intelligence as the English members of my crew—he did not complain to me about being changed from the watch, but he came aft the evening before and said that everybody must die in the ship, but that God was not going to kill anybody—he had made no complaint to me before that of any grievance—those words were the only thing like a complaint—I have not threatened to throw him overboard, nor has the mate in my hearing, or anyone else—I have had no words with him about his work—his two hours at the wheel were up at six o'clock, and he left it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In consequence of the threats he made use of, did you summon the crew together.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-198" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PADDAW</persName> </hi>. I am a seaman on board the
<hi rend="italic">Arabista</hi>—I was in court when the last witness was examined; his statement is correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Tell us what occurred.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> After tea we began to sing songs, and when we had sung one, and had nearly finished another, the prisoner said, "No sing, no sing"—we did not listen to him, and he went out and came back and struck me on the head with a belaying-pin—when I came to my senses I found him attacking Lock—I ran out on the port side, and met</p>
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<p>him near the main-mast—I ran round again, and he struck me in the shoulder with an iron belaying-pin—I did not see him strike the captain, I was insensible.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-199" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a seaman on board the
<hi rend="italic">Arabita</hi>—I saw the assault on the captain, he was knocked senseless—I have heard the captain's evidence, it is true.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the prisoner very excited?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I thought he was a wild man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650710-name-200" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK STEAD</persName> </hi>. I am the mate of the
<hi rend="italic">Arabista</hi>—I saw the assault on the captain, his account is perfectly trine. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that there was no proof that the owner of the ship was an Englishman, and that she sailed under the British flag, at the register, which was the best evidence, was not produced.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SILVANUS GILLARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who is the owner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Thomas Francis Quiun, Esq., who is now in Liverpool; he lives near Bathurst, which is a British colony—the prisoner was shipped by a British master on British articles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—"A black man cannot fight a white man for nothing; the captain and mate was going to pitch me overboard. I have done my work, and it is no use what the captain said about pitching me overboard. I told him that, and Sam Hammond and another of the crew. I was put to port watch, when I was used to the starboard, and one night
<hi rend="italic">Sam</hi> and
<hi rend="italic">Ben</hi> said they would knock me overboard. I explained to the captain, and wanted to be put back on my watch again. The same day I fought with them I had been put to the wheel from 5 o'clock to 6 o'clock. Jack took my wheel at 6 o'clock, and said I should answer for it."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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