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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>HALE, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ORRIDGE, ESQ.</persName> </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, October 23d, 1865, and following days.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-4" type="given" value="WARREN STORMES"/>WARREN STORMES HALE</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-5" type="given" value="HENRY SINGER"/>HENRY SINGER KEATING</persName> </hi>., Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas Sir
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-6" type="given" value="FRANCIS GILLERY"/>FRANCIS GILLERY PIGOTT</persName> </hi>., Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer Sir
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-7" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DUKE</persName> </hi>., Bart; Sir
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-8" type="given" value="FRANCIS GRAHAM"/>FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</persName> </hi>., Bart.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CARTER</hi>., Esq., F. R. A. S., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-9" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>., Esq., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-12" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>., Esq., M.P. and
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-13" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID STONE</persName> </hi>. Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-14" 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="t18651023-name-15" 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="t18651023-name-16" type="given" value="SILLS JOHN"/>SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</persName> </hi>, Esq. Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-17" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FIGGINS</persName> </hi>., Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-19" type="given" value="CYRIL MORTIMER MURRAY"/>CYRIL MORTIMER MURRAY RAWLINS</persName> </hi>., Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HALE, MAYOR. TWELFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-922-18651023 t18651023-922-punishment-6"/>Confined Eighteen Months.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>. and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-32" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY FLEETWOOD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Halfway beer-house at Northithe, near Heston—on 12th September, about half-past eleven, the prisoner came in for a glass of ale he gave me a florin—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change and put the florin in the till, I had no other there about two hours afterwards I discovered it was bad, marked it, and gave it to the constable Elsley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose you did not take much note of the money when you put it in first?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I took no money during the next two hours, nor did anybody else.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a crown and I gave him 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the crown in the till, there was no other there—about half an hour afterwards I gave it to Sergeant Elsley—I cannot say whether the prisoner is the man that came or not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-34" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ELSLEY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant F</hi> 22). I produce a crown which I re
<lb/>ceived from the last witness and this florin from Mrs. Fleetwood—I saw the prisoner on 12th September, about half-past twelve, at the Jolly Brickmakers beer-shop, Northithe, which is about a quarter of a mile from the last witness's—he was talking to some men inside the beer-shop, he came out—I was outside, and he said, "I promised to be across at Tildersley's in a quarter of an hour, and back again"—he went off towards Tildersley's, and after that a communication was made to me by the woman at the beer-shop—I next saw the prisoner some two hours afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose there were other people at this Jolly Brickmakers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, working men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-35" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA BIRCH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Birch, a baker, of Norwood-green—on 12th September, about one, the prisoner came in for a pint of bird-seed and gave me a florin; it did not look good, and I called my brother in the prisoner's presence, and then called my husband—my brother gave the prisoner 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he took the bird-seed and went away my husband afterwards examined the florin, and found it was bad—I afterwards saw him give it to Elsley—this is it, I marked it—my brother thought it was good at first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the prisoner walk quietly out of the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I had never taken bad money before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-36" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BIRCH</persName> </hi>. I am the brother of the last witness—on 12th Septem
<lb/>ber she asked me for change for a florin—I examined it, and thought it was a bad one, but I had given the prisoner the change before that—I kept the coin till it was given to the officer—the prisoner saw I did not put the florin in the till, and be kept me talking some time after I had given him the change—I kept the florin in my hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined, Q.</hi> Had you known him before.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-37" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DOBLE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman,
<hi rend="largeCaps"/>.</hi> 108). I was called to Mr. Birch's shop on 12th September, between one and two, and received this florin from him—Mrs. Birch and Thomas Birch were present—I then followed the prisoner, and overtook him in Hanwell-lane—I told him I wanted him, and he must come back with me to Mr. Birch's, where he had passed a bad florin—he said if he had it was quite a mistake, and he would go back and rectify it—he then pulled this purse out with a quantity of silver in it, good money—I took him towards the station—on the way we passed a hedge of Mr. Robin
<lb/>son's, there was a gap in it, and as we came up to the gap he said, "I'm off," and got through the hedge—I followed him and caught hold of him; he got me round the neck and tried to strangle me—I said he had better come quietly, if he attempted to strike me or get away I should knock him down—he said he would have a b——good try—he struggled again and then got away—I followed him and knocked him down with my staff—we then had another struggle and fell assistance came, and he was taken and handcuffed—I produce sixteen florins and three crowns, which I received from Mr. Robinson, which were found near the place where the scuffle took place.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where there are gaps in the country do you generally find a good deal of scrambling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I found the money about the middle of the place—there is no footpath near where that gap is—I heard of bad money being passed in the parish before I found this—I heard that this man was taken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you show the constable where you found the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, Doble.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This single florin and this crown are bad, and also this other florin—these three crowns are all bad, and from the same mould as the first one—these florins are all bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 40). I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">read: "Central Criminal Court, April, 1860.—John Godfrey, otherwise John James, convicted of uttering counterfeit coin. Four Years' Penal Servitude</hi>")—that
<hi rend="italic">refers to the prisoner</hi>—I was present at his trial and conviction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you quite sure you have not made a mistake?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Quite sure—he had nine months before that conviction, which I proved at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<hi rend="italic">to like offences</hi>:—</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSERS. POLAN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARTO</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosccution, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a halfcrown—I told him it was bad—he gave me a good one—I gave him the change, and he left—I followed him to the Eagle beer-shop, Endell-street—I said something to the landlord, and Hinds, a constable who was with me in plain clothes, went in and took the prisoner—I marked the coin at the station—this is it (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you had a good deal of bad money at different times?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> yes, attempted to be passed—I put the halfcrown on a shelf where there was no other money—I never keep money there—I have only one other person in the bar—there was nobody there then but me—I took it to the station in a pocket by itself—I marked it with three or four crosses—I had no other bad money in my house, I never take any—I detect it, and have had people at Bow-street before in the same way.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 169). I was on duty in plain clothes in Drury—lane, and Roberts pointed the prisoner out to me—I followed the prisoner with him—he took something from his pocket in Castle—street, Long Acre, examined it under a lamp, and returned it to his pocket again, and went into the Eagle—I spoke to the landlord and found the prisoner standing at the bar—Mrs. Payne laid a halfcrown on the counter, and said that she broke it in testing it—I took the prisoner and found on him two florins, a halfcrown, and a half—sovereign, all good.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Polly</hi> that is the prisoner—she had broken the windows open—I followed her, brought her back, and kept her till we got a constable—I missed a child's frock, a pair of petticoats, a shawl, and other things which were safe at twenty minutes to ten the night before on a chair by the fire—these are them (
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<hi rend="italic">Signed</hi>, "Mrs. Chandler."—I gave the cabman General Faris's portmanteau—this is it—it was full by the weight—it was looked—I also gave him a ring.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Is the cabman here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—I have not seen him since—I should know him if I saw him—I did not see you near the premises that night, but I did on the Saturday three times, and spoke to you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OPPENHEIM</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the conversation?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He came to know if Mr. Chandler, the proprietor of the hotel, had received his character—I said that he had not—the conversation was about his character, what character he had had from the cook at the Dover Hotel.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman,.</hi> 4). On 21st September, I received this portmanteau from Louisa Penhurst, at 37, Queen-square—it contained this jewel-case—I took the prisoner on the 13th, and told him the charge—he said, "you have made a mistake this time"—I searched him before taking him to the station, and found on him this letter, several duplicates, two pocket-books, and some papers and memorandums—he acknowledged this letter to be his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Who is it directed to?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To your sister—I searched you at the reading-rooms—they gave me some note-paper the second time I went there—this letter was not with it—it was in your trousers' pocket—I said, "Here is a letter here," and you said, "Yes; that is to my sister"—I did not say, "Do you wish it sent to your sister?" (
<hi rend="italic">This letter was not read, but was put in for the Jury to compare it with the one sent to 34, Sack
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>, in a long address, stated that he bought the portmanteau and tome other articles for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of two men who he met at some reading-rooms, at 191, cheapside, one of whom was a fair young man, and the other looked like a cabman; that he received a stamped receipt for the 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. signed Edward Hunter, Fore-street, City, which ought to be among his papers; that the letter was not found upon him, but was left among the note paper, and that the cabman who got the portmanteau ought to be produced.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another Indictment against the prisoner for obtaining another portmanteau, and the officer dated that there were twenty other cases against him.</hi>)—
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<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-70" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PEARCE</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of the Citizen Steam Boat Company, as assistant money-taker at the Old Shades Pier—I was there on Tuesday, 22d August—it was my duty to keep the gangway clear—about 1 o'clock on that day, the prisoner came there with a basket of walnuts—I did not know him before he—put his basket down underneath the window where the people pay—it was a basket with a pile of walnuts on the top of it—I asked him to move the basket, and he would not, and told me to mind my own business—I said if he did not move it I should have to move it myself, because it caused an obstruction—he did not move it, and I put my foot against the bottom of it, and pushed it on one side, and some of the nuts fell off—the prisoner directly flew at me and said, "Pay me for my nuts"—I said I had nothing to do with them, and told him to take them away, and not cause an obstruction—he then struck me in the mouth, caught me by the collar, threw me, and fell on me—I fell on the ground on my left side—we had a little bit of a struggle, and I got away from him and got up—he then attacked me again a second time, and threw me again, and when I was on the ground, he laid hold of me by the collar and knocked my head on the ground five times, I think—he dashed my head on the flag-stones—I got up, and went to try and find a policeman, but could not find one, and living close by in Miles-lane, I ran home—my mouth was bleeding from the effects of the blow—I went to bed, and the next morning Mr. Humphreys, the doctor, saw me—I have been confined to the house a very long time—two or three days afterwards, the Lord Mayor came and took my deposition—on the Thursday the prisoner came to see me—I was then very ill—a constable was sent for, and he was given into custody—he said he was very sorry about it, and he was going to give his name and address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you spill the nuts when you kicked the basket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; some of them rolled off on to the stones—I have epileptic fits occasionally—I have had them on and off for nine or ten years; several times in one year—I was eight months without one previous to this—after</p>
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<p>the struggle was over, I went to the box and washed my mouth out with some water, and then went to the top of the street the best way I could—I had not a fit after that, to my knowledge—I went indoors, and called my wife, as well as I could—I hung on to the banisters, and she came and assisted me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Before this happened was your left side all right?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I have not got the use of my left arm, or my leg—all my left side is useless.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-71" type="given" value="TIMOTHY"/>TIMOTHY REGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a shoe-black, and live in New-street, Borough—I was at the Shades Pier on Tuesday, 22d August—I saw the prisoner there with a basket of nuts, very nigh opposite the money-box—Pearce told him. to take them away, and he would not—Mr. Pearce said, "If you don't take them away, I will move them for you," and he went up to the basket and pushed it with his foot, and some of the nuts fell off, and got trodden on by the people—the prisoner went up to Mr. Pearce, took hold of him, and said, "Pay for my nuts," and used very bad language—they then had a struggle, and the prisoner hit Mr. Pearce on the mouth and made it bleed—he then caught hold of Mr. Pearce by the neck and round the waist, and threw him down backwards—he fell on his side—they then got up, and the prisoner threw him again, harder than the first time, and then Mr. Pearce got up, and I saw his mouth bleeding, and he went into the box and wiped it, and came out, and I saw him going up towards his house, and he was staggering.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did a woman who sells newspapers come up.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I don't know whether she is here—her name is Mrs. Sherlock—Mr. Pearce was trying to get away from the prisoner—the prisoner took hold of him by the neck, and bent his back to throw him down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> did the woman who sells papers do anything.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, she came and caught hold of the prisoner's hair to make him get off Mr. Pearce—he was on the ground on the top of Pearce then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am assistant money-taker at the Swan Pier—on this Tuesday I saw Pearce and the prisoner struggling together—that was the first I saw of it—the prisoner had his hand round the prosecutor's waist and across his chest, and threw him down and fell on him—I only saw him throw him once—I saw no blow struck—I saw Pearce's mouth bleeding—he came into the box and washed his mouth out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were they wrestling together.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not see the prisoner knock Pearce's head against the ground, or anything of that sort.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-73" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DIGGINS</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Shades tap—I was present when this took place on 22d August—I saw Pearce and the prisoner struggling on the ground—the prisoner was on the top—I saw Pearce's mouth bleeding, and saw him go into the box and wash his mouth out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CUSHINE</persName> </hi>.(
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>, 574). On Thursday, 24th August, I was called to No. 11, Miles-lane, where Pearce lives—he was in bed—his wife and the prisoner were there—the prisoner was in the act of writing his address down, when I went into the room, to give to Mrs. Pearce—I asked Mrs. Pearce if she intended to charge him—she said, "Yes"—I then told the prisoner it was my duty to take him into custody for assaulting Mr. Pearce—he said he was very sorry for what had occurred, but Mr. Pearce had touched his basket of walnuts and spilt some of them on the ground, and that irritated his temper; that they then had a struggle together, and they both fell to the ground—I took him into custody—I know him as a costermonger.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is he a person of good character?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have never knew him—I never knew him in trouble for an offence like this before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-75" type="given" value="THOMAS BENNETT"/>THOMAS BENNETT HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon at 9, Trinity-square, Tower-hill—on Wednesday, 23rd August, I went to see Pearce—I found him in bed—he was seriously ill with apoplexy, almost insensible, in fact it was with great difficulty I could make him comprehend anything at all—it was very difficult to rouse him—the left arm and side of the face and the left foot and leg were quite paralysed—this state of things went on for several days—there was no external injury of any importance on his mouth—the paralysis that I saw could have been produced by violence or struggling—the injury was to the brain—I thought he was in great danger at the time—I had no idea of his recovery—it was two or three weeks before he could go out—he is paralysed, and permanently, I am afraid—I don't sup
<lb/>pose he will ever use that arm or leg again—he was so ill that I got the Lord Mayor to come down and take his deposition—that was some three or four days after this—I knew Pearce before—he has had epileptic fits for many years past—I have been in the habit of seeing him—he used to come up to my surgery frequently—this was not the result of any epileptic fit—he had not had one for eight months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Would the epilepsy predispose him to anything of this sort?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It marks a weak brain, of course—I think it would have more effect than on a perfectly sound constitution—it is a matter of conjec
<lb/>ture—this was not from any injury to the spine—that would not affect the muscles of the face, and they were paralysed as well as the extremities—the brain is the part injured; the injury originated in the brain—if a man's spine is crushed it would not paralyse his face—I think it was from the knock on the head and not from the doubling of the spine.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. called the following witnesses for the Defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-76" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA SHERLOCK</persName> </hi>. I sell newspapers at this pier—I saw the prisoner on this day opposite me selling walnuts, and Mr. Pearce went up to him and said, "Come, I cannot have this," and the prisoner then stooped and collected his walnuts together, and Mr. Pearce said, "If you don't move I will very soon move, them for you," and he then kicked his walnuts over—Isaacs said, "What did you do that for?" and Pearce said, "I will serve you the same if you don't look out"—I then saw them both struggling together—Mr. Pearce then caught hold of Isaacs and put his legs round Isaacs' legs—they struggled some time, and then I saw them fall both together—I ran up to Isaacs and said, "Oh, pray, young man, let the poor man go, he suffers with fits"—Isaacs said, "I will let him go, I have not got hold of him"—I pushed Isaacs' head on one side, and then saw Pearce's hand plunged into Isaacs' neck—I said to Pearce, "Oh, you foolish man, get up, you are a great sufferer, get up"—they then both got up together—Pearce followed Isaacs up the Shades—I saw Isaacs' hand on Pearce's neck, and he knocked Isaacs' head on the ground—I think Pearce was uppermost—Isaacs' coat was torn—one appeared to me to be as bad as the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the prisoner strike Pearce?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw no blows whatever—I saw that Pearce was bleeding from the mouth a little, but I did not see any blows—they only fell once—I did not lay hold of Isaacs' hair and try to pull him off—I thought he would do Pearce an injury, but when I looked I found they were struggling together—Pearce fell upon Isaacs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-77" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a hawker, and live at Cobb's-yard—on the day</p>
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<p>this happened I was standing by the Shades tap, outside the door—I saw Pearce kick the basket over, and a great quantity of nuts were spilt all about the pavement—Isaacs said, "What do you want to kick my nuts over for?"—he then attacked Isaacs, caught hold of him by the collar, put his legs round his legs, and tried to throw him—Isaacs being the strongest threw Pearce, and they both fell together, Pearce underneath—they got up again and went away—I said to Isaacs, "Come away, the old gentleman is subject to fits"—Isaacs said he would go away, but he had got him so tight by the collar—that was while they were on the ground—I did not see Isaacs knock his head on the ground—if it had happened I should have seen it—I think it was more Pearce's fault.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> Did you see that Pearce's mouth was bleeding?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was—that might have occurred when they fell together to the ground—I can be on my oath it was not by a blow—I saw them get up, and Isaacs threw him a second time—I told Isaacs to come away—he said, "I cannot come away, Mr. Pearce has got me so tight by the throat, he is nearly strangling me"—he was then on the top of Pearce.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARVEY</persName> </hi>. I am a commission-agent, at 190, Queen's-road, Dalston—I saw this matter—I saw Pearce kick the basket of walnuts all over the pavement—he then ran up to Isaacs and caught hold of him by the collar—they got hold of one another—Pearce put his legs in between Isaacs' to try to floor him—they had a little struggle and they both fell to the ground—they laid one on top of the other, and then Isaacs got on the top of Pearce—Mrs. Sherlock went up to Isaacs to tell him to leave go, but Pearce had hold of him, he had not hold of Pearce—the mob called out, "Leave go"—Isaacs said, "I have not got hold of him," and then Mrs. Sherlock pulled hold of Pearce and told him to leave go, and at last he gave way—they then got up, and Pearce rushed to Isaacs, caught bold of him again, they had a struggle, and they both fell—I did not see Isaacs knock Pearce's head against the stones—I was quite near—Pearce appeared to me to be the worst of the two—he stood up on the pavement, and the mob said, "Serve you right, you old vagabond, you deserve double what you have got"—I am not connected with either party in the slightest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How came you to be down there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was coming from the boat—when the nuts were spilt Isaacs went up to Pearce and asked him the reason he knocked his walnuts over—he was not very much irritated—he went up quietly, and Pearce caught hold of him by the collar—I did not notice that Pearce's mouth was bleeding—he never had a blow at all—I did not see him go to the box and wash his mouth out—they both fell together—I was at the Mansion House several times, but was not examined—I heard about it from one of the boatmen—I should think there were fifty or sixty gentlemen there.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">were of opinion that the prisoner did not strike the prosecutor's head against the ground, and they considered that Pearce had given him great provocation.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the moneys of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-82" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY GOODLAND</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband at Harlington, he is a farm bailiff—the prisoner lodges in the same house—on Saturday night, 8th October, I went to bed at half-past 12—there is only one floor to the house—after I had been in bed some time I heard some one in the room—I</p>
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<p>called out, "Who's there, what do you want; is that you, Willie?"—we call the prisoner "Willie"—there was no answer, and I jumped out of bed directly and saw the prisoner go out of my room into the passage, and he ran from the passage to his own room—I followed him, aroused my father, who sleeps in his room, and told him that William had been in our room, and I asked William what he wanted in our room, and he gave me no answer—I then went down stairs for a light, came up again, and woke my husband, and told him the prisoner had been in our room—he looked in his trousers-pocket, where he had seventeen sovereigns when he went to bed, and when he looked there were only twelve—I had seen him count the sovereigns before he went to bed—a policeman was then sent for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you go into William's bedroom when you called your father?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> no; I went to the door—my father sleeps exactly oppo
<lb/>site to William, in the same room—my father answered me when I spoke to him—he said he had no light—it was exactly half-past 1 by our clock when I went down for a light—I spoke to my husband directly I came up—he went for a policeman himself—I should think it was quite an hour from the time I woke to the time the policeman came—my father is sixty-five years of age—the prisoner has been lodging at our house about four or five months—I can't say exactly—I have been there over six months, and my husband too—before that a brother of mine lived in the same house with his father and mother, but he has been away for some time, a twelvemonth before I went there—he never lodged with me—after my mother died I went back to be my father's housekeeper—she died seven months ago—I have never heard my brother complain of losing money—I have missed money—the first money I missed was on Ascot race day—we went out and left money at home locked up, and we missed it the next day—my father came in on this night between 10 and half-past—he is very often late, his occupation causes him to be late, sometimes 11, sometimes later—sometimes I sit up for him, and sometimes I do not—he then lets himself in—he does not drink particularly—I never saw him tipsy since I have been back there—he is a hay and straw dealer, and sometimes they are very late before they unload.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the prisoner at your house at the time of Ascot races.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was—he is a gardener, in Mr. Carter's service, and sleeps at our house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who were out at Ascot races that day!
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Me and my husband—my father was not home—we left an old man seventy-six in the house, and William, and my little girl—I can't say whether my father went out before us.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN GOODLAND</hi>. On this Saturday night, 8th October, I and my wife went to bed about half-past 12—I was disturbed by my wife saying, "William has been in our room"—I at once asked her to bring me a light, which she did—I examined my bag, which was in my trousers-pocket, and found twelve sovereigns instead of seventeen—I had counted them two or three times over before I went to bed—I am certain I had seventeen—I then went to the prisoner and said, "William, what business had you in our bedroom?"—he said, "What room? I don't know what room you mean"—I said, "You acknowledge to the truth, and that you have robbed me of five sovereigns"—he said he was not aware that he had been into ray room—I said, "You know you have been into my room, do you own it?"—he would not know anything—I fetched a policeman, and he told the prisoner what he was charged with, and asked him if the clothes</p>
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<p>there were his—he said they were—the policeman took up his trousers and asked him if he had got any gold that did not belong to him—he said to the best of his knowledge he had got something like 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and if ho had got any gold it did not belong to him—the policeman then put his hand in the right hand pocket of the trousers and took out 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and five sovereigns in gold—the policeman said, "Do you see these?"—he said, "I do, but I can't think how they came there"—the policeman said, "I am quite satisfied, put your things on"—the prisoner said, "I am only too sorry for my mother and father; where have I got to go?"—the policeman said, "To Hillington"—the prisoner put his clothes in his box and gave the constable the keys.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where is your wife's brother living now?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He is at lodgings at Harlington—he lodged at his father's house for many years—I have not heard him complain of losing money; I have complained, and with reason, two or three different times, but not to the prisoner—the day after Ascot Heath races was the first time, never before that—I have not heard other people who have lived in that house complain of losing money—my father comes in at all times; his business is very uncertain—he did not frequently come in the worse for drink—I am not going to say that he never came in the worse for drink, he does not come in frequently the worse for liquor; not once a week, nor once a month—he goes out with his hay and straw himself—of course, if he was dry he would go and have a pint of half-and-half at a public-house—I have said he does not get tight once a month—the prisoner was in bed when I went to his room, and my father too—the prisoner's trousers were between the two beds—there is a large space between the beds—I told my father to get out of bed and put his clothes on, and not to let the prisoner move his clothes—he sat on the foot of his bed, and I found him there when I came back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-83" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN PHILP</persName> </hi> I live at Harlington—on this night of 8th October, I was indoors sitting by the fire, when my daughter and her husband went to bed—at half-past 12, my daughter asked me if I was going to bed, and I said, "No, Mary, I shan't go to bed till William conies in"—I sat up for him till 1 o'clock, and then went upstairs to bed—as I was undressing, I heard William come in, as I supposed, and shut the door—I considered it all right and I put the light out, got into bed, and went to sleep—about half an hour after I was aroused by my daughter saying, "William is in my room," and the child began screaming—my daughter drove him into my room like driving a rabbit into a burrow, and said, "Father, I know William is up to no good"—she went down stairs to get a light, and while she was gone, William undressed and slipped into bed as sharp as ever I saw a man undress in my life—my daughter then roused her husband, and he came into the room, and said, "William, you have robbed me of five sovereigns," and he told me to get up and sit on the bed to see that William did not move anything while he went for a policeman—I saw the policeman take five sovereigns, 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and threehalfpence, and a pipe and a knife, from the prisoner's trousers pocket.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">here stated that he could not contend against the evidence.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The rector and overseer of the parish of Hayes gave the prisoner an excellent character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-934-18651023 t18651023-934-punishment-17"/>Confined Eight Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES ALFRED SERGEANT</hi>. (42)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. the Defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MOORE</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a salt and stone merchant, at No. 8 Wharf, Paddington—the prisoner has been in my service about four years as clerk and collector—my son manages my business—it was the prisoner's duty to collect moneys and account to me at once—I have a customer named Phillipson—this invoice (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the prisoner's writing; it is for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the signature, "John Moore," is also his writing, and also the endorsement, "John Moore," on this cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I never gave him authority to endorse cheques for me; he had never done so before that I know of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had the prisoner the general management of this part of the business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> As far as collecting and giving orders under my direction—ho was never authorized to sign my name—I never authorized him to sign my name to a post-office order coming from Mr. Alworth of Wantage, nor to a county-court order—I am sure of that—he might sign per procuration, but not otherwise.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-86" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL PHILLIPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of 4, Craven-terrace—I am a customer of Mr. Moore's—the prisoner came to me with this account, and I paid him by this crossed cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. payable to the order of John Moore—I saw him settle the bill, and the cheque was returned through my bankers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-87" type="given" value="GEORGE JOHN"/>GEORGE JOHN HOWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, at 94, Praed street—I have known the prisoner some years—I cashed this cheque for him—I believe the endorsement, "John Moore," was then on it—I put my name on the back and paid it into my bankers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe you have known the prisoner a long time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Some years—he has borne a good character as far as I know.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-88" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-88" type="given" value="LORENZO"/>LORENZO MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's son, and manage the salt business—it was the prisoner's duty to pay in money as he received it—I have his cash-book here—it is in his writing—on 3d September, 1864, I find an entry of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. received from Mr. Phillipson—that was paid in by the prisoner to my father—the "John Moore" on this cheque is not my father's writing, it is the prisoner's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You did not manage the stone business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had to look after it occasionally, but the prisoner principally attended to that—he had to account cither to myself or my father—my father has been rather infirm for the last two or three weeks—the prisoner has never, to my know
<lb/>ledge, been authorized to sign post-office orders or county-court orders—it would have been his duty to pay in this cheque instead of getting it cashed—he had no expenses to pay; if he incurred any he should charge it—my father paid the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651023-935-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-935-18651023 t18651023-935-punishment-18"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>. The prosecutor stated that the prisoner's deficiency amounted to</hi> 150
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES UTTON</hi>. (27)</persName>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18651023-936-offence-1 t18651023-cd-1"/>16th January</rs> 1,600 postage labels, and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money; Second Count, Stealing on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18651023-936-offence-1 t18651023-cd-2"/>26th January</rs> 2,000 postage labels and 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; Third Count, Stealing on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18651023-936-offence-1 t18651023-cd-3"/>15th February</rs> 600 postage labels and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18651023-936-offence-1 t18651023-name-91"/>Thomas Holloway</persName>, their master.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSERS. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Spooner, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi> defended Utton.</p>
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<persName id="t18651023-name-92" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-92" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL GODDARD</persName> </hi>. I am accountant in Mr. Holloway'a establishment in the Strand—Spooner was a cashier on probation—his duties were to keep the cash-book, make all the entries in the cash-book, and balance his cash-book</p>
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<p>every night—amongst other duties he had to take cash from the cash box for the purpose of purchasing stamps, and to enter the amount so taken in the cash-book—there is a book called the cashier's postage-book—this is it—it is kept by the cashier—he should debit himself in this book with the amount expended on postage stamps, and credit himself with the amount of stamps given out to the different clerks—each person receiving stamps would initial the entry representing the value of the stamps given out to him—this book is in Utton's writing—he was a clerk in my department—he has written this to assist the cashier—it was Utton's duty to keep the private ledger, which is made up principally from the cash-book—the entries there representing cash entries should generally represent the cash-book—on 16th January, there is an entry in the cash-book of "Foreign postage stamps, 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>"—that is Spooner's writing—in the cashier's postage book of the same date the entry is, "Stamps, 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>." in Utton's writing—from the fact of only 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. being found in that book Spooner would not be called upon to account for the difference between the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and the 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., he would only have to account for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—in the private ledger of the same date the entry is, "Postage stamps, 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—the private ledger contains an account of the expenditure of the establishment—it represents the whole trade dealings, and amongst other things the postage account—there has been an erasure in the pounds' column in that entry—the private ledger ought to correspond with the cash-book; there should have been an entry there of 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that book is called over about once a week against the cash-book—I call over the cash-book, and Utton would take the private ledger—I do not look to see that the entries correspond, I only call out the amount—there is a tick at the side of the entry—I have no doubt—that is Utton's tick—my tick is in the cash-book—on 26th January I find an entry made by Spooner of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for stamps—there is no item entered in the cashier's postage-book—in the absence of any entry Spooner would not be called upon to account for that 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it is not entered in his book; it is not entered at all in the private ledger—I called over that entry from the cash-book to Utton; there is my tick against it—in the cash-book, folio 486, I find a reference in the hand-writing of Utton to folio 490—that would indicate that this item of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. had been posted and ticked—I am referring to the cash-book now; it stands 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the cash-book—Utton does not write in the cash-book—the entry is posted by Utton, but the cash is credited by the cashier—the folio 490 is in Utton's handwriting—that would indicate that the item had been posted into the private ledger; that is where it ought to have been—on February 15th, folio 591, the entry is, "Postage stamps, 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—there is no entry whatever in the cashier's postage-book—in the private ledger there, is, "Stamps, 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—there is no erasure—that must have been an absolutely incorrect entry from the commencement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do I understand you to say the cash-book was the only book that was kept by Spooner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That is not so; the postage-book was kept by Spooner—the debit side of the cashier's postage-book is in Utton's handwriting, and the private ledger is in his handwriting—that was his department—I don't think there is any of Spooner's hand
<lb/>writing in the account—the entry of 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the 16th of January imports that Spooner took 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the till in cash—the entry in the cash-book is an acknowledgment to the firm that he had done so and appropriated it for stamps—the only book we have to tell the amount expended in stamps, is the cashier's postage-book, which contains the initials of the parties who require stamps from him—there are initials every day—the stamps are not</p>
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<p>always necessarily consumed—the cashier's postage-book is kept in Spooner's own possession—he was supposed to have kept it, though he did not—on the 16th January the stamps given out were only 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is the only entry we have that day—that entry is made by a person named Besley—there are, I should think, four persons to whom stamps would be distributed in the course of business—some days as much as 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of stamps are issued—I should not think so much as 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is expended in stamps in one day, nor as much as 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the cash account is examined every night—Spooner would take the money from the cash-box—he receives all the money that comes in during the day—when I am there I collect the money at night—the cash is balanced every night—all the receipts for the day are entered and all the payments out—we add up those at night, and are able to say whether the money in the cash-book corresponds—the postage stamps are entered in the cash-book—all the cheques that come in during the day are entered to the debit of the cash—we have no means of knowing the gross sum in the cash-book, except by adding the cash-book up and showing what the balance ought to be—the cash-book shows each separate sum received on each day—when the cashier calls me to take his cash the balance is already prepared, I look over and see the receipts and payments, a balance is struck, and I count the money up—I can see the exact sum which he states to have given for stamps, every night if I look every item down—sometimes there are three or four pages, and I am not supposed to look at every item—he credits himself with what he has received, and debits himself with what he has paid, and the difference between these two ought to be in the cash
<lb/>box—there are numerous entries with which he credits himself besides stamps—I have not the opportunity of seeing whether the credits which he places to his account every night are correct or not, not that same night—I had an opportunity of doing so by going over the entries in the different books—I do not know that I have done so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi>. Was Utton in your department?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was—he was in the service eighteen months or two years—my duty was to superintend the business of the house generally, and to see that the books were properly kept—Utton kept the private ledger; several other persons wrote in it, not so many as five or six; a clerk named Hawkins wrote in it—I think Sell in wrote in it sometimes—I do not think Rowton did—Hodges and Hyde wrote in it—I have not said it was Utton'8 duty to keep the cashier's postage-book—the cashier was supposed to have kept that himself—Utton alone assisted him—no other person assisted him—there is no writing of any other person besides Utton on the debit side of the book—every person that takes stamps has to give his initials—Spooner kept the book locked up in his own desk—I could not tell how many books Utton kept; he had a great many to keep—he had other duties to perform besides—he used sometimes to act as secretary to Mr. Holloway, to go up to write letters for him—the column in which the erasure occurs is added up—the addition has been subsequent to the erasure—we make out a half-yearly balance sheet—the half-yearly balance sheet for June is not completed; it is in course of preparation—I believe the firm has em
<lb/>ployed a professional accountant for the purpose of going through the books—I generally manage to get the checking of the cash-book done, so that it was all completed once a week—it did not frequently happen that the cash
<lb/>book was not checked for five or six weeks—there might be an odd entry or two unchecked, but I made it a rule to get it all checked up—one of the Mr. Holloways is generally superintending the business—he used to have the cash-book up every day to look at.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> you say a professional accountant has gone through the books; did you go through the books with him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I have not gone through them alone—I have been getting up some of the back work that was left undone during my absence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-93" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOLLOWAY</persName> </hi>. I assist my brother in managing the establishment in the Strand—from some information that was given to me, I sent for the prisoners Spooner and Utton into my private room; at that time another of my clerks, Sellin, was in the room—he had been there previously, and made some communication to me—I requested Spooner to come up stairs with the cash-book and other books—he came into the room, and I said, "Spooner, you have been robbing the house to some very great extent"—after some hesitation he said, "I have been robbing the house, but I am not the only one"—before he said that I had said nothing more than I have stated—he then turned on his heel and said, "Sellin, you have been robbing the house as well as I have"—I then said to Sellin, "To what amount have you been robbing the house"—he said, "Oh; about 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—Spooner further said, "But there are more below in it yet"—I said, "Who else?"—he said, "Utton"—Utton was not present at that time—I went below and called Utton up stairs, and said to him, "The cashier accuses you of having robbed the house"—he said, "I have done so, but not to a greater extent than from 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I then locked the door, went for an officer, and gave them in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did this conversation take place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On Monday, 11th September—I made no memorandum of the conver
<lb/>sation—I swear to the exact words which I have repeated—I did not say to Utton, "Have you had any money from "Spooner?" in the sense of borrowing, and he did not then say," Yes; I owe him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I will swear that was not the meaning of the words—I will swear distinctly that was not said—I will pledge myself to the very words I have repeated to day—I have not sent any person to Utton—I do not know of any clerks going to him; cer
<lb/>tainly not with my authority—I have had an interview with his wife—I did not go to her; I don't know her residence—I swear that I have sent no person to him in gaol—I superintend my brother's business—I cannot have a general superintendence over the accounts—we have about thirty clerks, and I can't do everything—I am not an accountant—I am on tolerably familiar terms with all the clerks, I hope—I know what you are coming to, whether I went next door and played at billards with Utton?—I have; my brother has a billiard table at his residence in the country, and he and I hardly know one ball from another, and Utton on one occasion very kindly said if I would go with him to a billiard-room next door he would show me how to handle a cue—I went, I think, twice, and I don't think I was there three-quarters of an hour—none of our clerks have been to Utton with my consent—I think two of them said they had been written to by the prisoners to go and see them—I said, "Your time is your own, do as you like"—they took no message whatever from me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> how long has Spooner been in your service?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should say about two years—he has not been cashier all the time; he came as shipping clerk, at a guinea a week; when the cashier died, Spooner took his place—I think he has been cashier since about September twelvemonth—he did not assist in making the pills—when he first came he had a guinea a week, and then 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651023-name-94" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-94" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of Messrs. Holloway—I recollect hearing of the alleged robberies—I had some conversation with the</p>
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<p>two prisoners and Sellin on the day they were given in custody; they were all together at the time—I think it was about 11 o'clock in the day—I said to Utton, "Utton, how is it that you have been robbing the house? I am very much surprised to hear this; how is it possible that you could have got hold of cash?"—he said, "Yes, I have robbed the firm"—I said, "How could you get hold of the cash?"—he said, "Well, it was not in cash"—I said, "How was it then?"—he said, "Well, it was by cheque"—I said to Spooner, "I am surprised to hear that you have been committing robberies"—he said unfortunately that was the case, but he was not the only one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> are you quite sure he made that observation?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Quite sure—I am on my oath—it was Spooner who said that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am in the em
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you examined against Utton and Locke at the Police-court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have mentioned this conversation to the solicitors for the prosecution, since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SPOONER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">UTTON</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">The deficiencies attributable to the prisoners amounted to </hi>500
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNET SLEIE</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were there other people looking on at this fight besides you?
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see the watch fall?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was thrown not three-quarters of a yard or a yard from the prisoner's hand—he had just stepped on the kerb as he threw it against the wall—there were no other people running at the same time; not for half a dozen yards behind him; he had got ahead of them all; they had not turned the corner—when I stopped the prisoner he said, "It is all right; let me go, it is nothing."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and other sums, of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector.</hi>) I was at the station when the prisoner was brought in—I read the charge to him of stealing a watch—he replied, "I did not take the watch, and the others ought to have been locked up as well."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not take the watch.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FARRIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-115" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN WAITE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Waite, a baker of Spitalfields—I was present at St. Philip's church, Bethnal-green, on 8th July, 1853, when the prisoner was married to my daughter Harriette Eliza Waite.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long afterwards did your daughter separate from him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were not together two months—she has since had two children by another man, but the prisoner knew that when he was married to his second wife—I saw my daughter yesterday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-116" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-116" type="surname" value="LINCOLN"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-116" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE LINCOLN</persName> </hi>. I live at 61, Christian-street, Commercial-road—I was married to the prisoner on 7th December, 1863—I did not know that he had a wife alive—after Harriette Waite, he had a second wife who died—I knew him two months after her death, and he represented himself to me as a widower—he got nothing by marrying me—I only had a little green-grocer's shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he want some one to take care of his children?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; his children by his second wife—I heard of his having another wife on a Saturday; I accused him of it on the Sunday, and he left me on the Monday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> did you insist on his going?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I said, "You must leave me or I must leave you; I cannot live with you if you have got a wife living"—he seemed to know all about it, and went away on the Monday evening.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHANDLER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, 117 H.</hi>) I took the prisoner on 2d October, and told him the charge—he said, "This is what I expected"—I obtained this certificate of the first marriage, at St. Philip's church, Bethnal-green.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JANE LINCOLN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> how long did he live with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He had been away from me four weeks on the day he was taken—he ill-used me a great deal by coming home from the public-house and knocking me about—he behaved very well to the children—I clothed them, and sent</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</rs> He was further charged with having been before convicted of bigamy, in June, 1855, to which he Pleaded</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-120" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LATTER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 528) On 27th September, I was on duty on London bridge—I saw the prisoner there, standing close to Samuel Nichols—about two minutes after I saw him take a pocket handkerchief out of his left-hand pocket—I went and touched the prosecutor—I then stopped the prisoner, and asked him to give the gentleman his handkerchief—he said, "I have not got it"—I said, "You have"—he said, "Well, I did pick one up," and he took this handkerchief (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from his breast pocket—we took the prisoner to the station—he gave an address in Bunhill-row—I went there but could ascertain nothing about him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where were you standing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Behind you—I did not allow you to walk upwards of a hundred yards without taking you; it was about thirty yards—I did not take you on the spot, because I had to touch the prosecutor on the shoulder first.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it a wet day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the handkerchief was not soiled.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-121" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL NICHOLS</persName> </hi>. I am an oilman, of 314, Old Kent-road—on Wednes
<lb/>day, 27th September, I was on London-bridge, looking over the parapet at a boat—I had a handkerchief in the left pocket of the coat—the constable came to me—the prisoner was about thirty yards off—the constable took me to him—I accused him of taking my handkerchief—he said he had not got one—the constable said, "I know you have one; pull it out; I saw you take it"—he then pulled it out of his breast pocket, and gave it to the con
<lb/>stable—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I picked up the handkerchief, put it into my pocket, and walked on. If I had stolen it I could have escaped, and even when the policeman spoke to me I could have run away if I had been guilty.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-944-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted in September, 1864; to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS BROWN</hi>. (20)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-123" type="given" value="VICTOR"/>VICTOR RONDON</persName> </hi>. I live at 35, Golden-square, and have charge of No. 34, which is a warehouse belonging to Auguste Garnier—on Tuesday night, 3d October, I saw the premises safe, about 11 o'clock; next morning, about 8 o'clock, I found a window and a fan-light broken, and under the fan-light I found this broken glass with a treacle plaster on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is the fan-light very narrow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; a man could almost go through the hole that was made, and if it was all broken there would be space enough for any man to go through—there were no bars then, but some have been put since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-124" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP SHRIDES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, P</hi> 82.) On 3d October, soon after 12 at night, I was in Brewer-street, Golden-square, and saw the prisoner there,</p>
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<p>with two other men not in custody—I followed them to the corner of James—street—one went up James-street, the other up John-street; they both joined in Golden-square, on the east side, stood two minutes in conversation and then separated again—one of them went over to the corner of Upper James-street, and the prisoner went to the corner of Upper John-street—the prisoner got on some area railings on the right-hand side of the door of 34, Gulden-square, placed a piece of paper against the window, and I heard a smash of glass—a signal was then given by the one at the corner of James—street, and a constable in uniform came round—the prisoner jumped down from the railings, went away round the square, and three of them met in Silver-street—they walked round the square and separated again—two of them went one way, and one the other—they met again on the east side, and stood conversing a few minutes—they separated again, and went to the two corners again—the prisoner then got on the railings on the left side of the door, with a largo piece of paper in his hand, which I saw him place on the fan-light, and heard the glass smash; that made a great noise—some persons were coming up the square, and he jumped down—they all went a way into Silver-street again—they went round the square, and stopped again on the east side—one of the men went over against the railings of the square, and looked for something—they then separated; the other men went down the square, and the prisoner went into Silver-street—I followed close behind him—I was in plain clothes—I saw him go to the doorway with something in his hand, which he placed in the doorway—I stopped him, and asked him what he had put in the doorway—he said, "Nothing"—I took him there, and picked up this jemmy (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I took him to the station, searched him, and found a wax taper, and a large knife, used for pushing window springs back, also a brass chain and two pins—I went back to 34, Golden-square, and picked up this glass outside the window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were the men strangers to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—there was good gas-light—I was in the enclosure, seven or eight yards from the prisoner when he jumped from the railings, there were only some boughs between me and him—I could not be easily seen because I was lying under
<lb/>neath them—there was a gas lamp just opposite No. 35—lam not mistaken in the prisoner being the man who jumped from the railings, I had seen him before, and he was the taller of the two—I left the enclosure and followed them—I was only two or three yards from the prisoner when he passed the doorway where the
<hi rend="italic">jimmy</hi> was found—he must have known I was near him, but he did not know who I was—he most likely heard me—I saw some
<lb/>thing in his hand which I believe was the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">contended that as it had been decided that a prisoner could not be charged with attempting to pick an empty pocket, it was necessary to prove that there were goods in the warehouse in question before the prisoner could be convicted of attempting to steal goods out of it.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">wished to recall the witness Rondon, to prove that there were goods in the warehouse.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">refused to allow this, the case being closed, and left it to the Jury to say whether they believed that Rondon was left in charge of any goods in the ware—house, and if so, whether the prisoner attempted to break in and steal those goods.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury being of opinion that there were goods in the warehouse.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18651023-946-offence-1 t18651023-name-127"/>John Riley</persName>, an infant of whom they had charge, and imprisoning him in an unhealthy room, whereby his life was endangered.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651023-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651023-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-128" type="surname" value="RILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-128" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS RILEY</persName> </hi>. I live at Ebury-street, Pimlico, and am the uncle of the little child, John Riley, who way born on 20th September, 1860—the mother died in November, 1862, and the father in January, 1863—there were four other elder children—I placed this child in the workhouse of St. George, Hanover-square, in February, 1863, and it remained there till August, when I gave him to the Rev. Charles Batt to take charge of, and gave Mr. Batt 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for its maintenance—my brother had bequeathed that sum to me by will for the maintenance of his children—the child's parents were Roman Catholics—I saw the child twice after it had been sent to the prisoners in Lower George-street, Chelsea—it was then just the same as when I fetched it from the workhouse—I saw it once in Hanover-street, it was then in just the same condition—I remember the prisoners removing into Sutherland-street—I saw the child twice there, the last time was nearly two months ago—I did not notice anything extraordinary about it then; nothing to complain of—it was never subject to fits to my knowledge—it was not an idiot, it had the usual intelligence, I should think, for a child of its age.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the mother die of consumption?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the child was sickly in August, 1863, when I fetched it from the workhouse; it had some sores on it—when I saw it in George-street, Chelsea, the de
<lb/>fendants children were there; this child was with them on both occasions—the defendants did not know of the hour I was going to visit them—when I saw the child in Hanover-street it was in the kitchen, having its tea with the defendants' children—the defendants did not know that I was coming—the child did not improve in health at Hanover-street, that I could see—I went twice to Sutherland-street—the last time was about a month before this prosecution, about August, this year—the child was in the front kitchen, it was in the evening—there was no meal going on—it could speak—the de
<lb/>fendant's children were there—my brother's eldest daughter is married and lives at Brixton—there is another girl in the Brompton Oratory, and the two other children were sent down to Hastings; I saw them once, and they were doing very well—I have known the male defendant since I was a child—he has earned his living at a wheelwright's in Pimlico, thirteen or fourteen years; the same employment as myself—I do not know his wages because he worked at piece-work—he used to leave home at six in the morning and knock off work at six in the evening, or later if occasion required—Mrs. Roach was ill about August, I cannot say the exact date—I did not find her in ill-health the last time I went, but she has erysipelas—she kept no nurse or servant—they occupied the front kitchen in Sutherland-street as far as I could see—I only went into the back kitchen once, I passed through it to go to the washhouse—I think there is a door from it into the yard—I do not know of the drainage being complained of—the prisoners have three children, the youngest is about two years old—I have seen John Riley to
<lb/>day, he looks worse than he did at the Police-court, and as bad but not worse than when I saw him at Sutherland-street, but considerably worse than when I fetched him from the workhouse, in 1863.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-129" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>THE REV. CHARLES BATT</persName> </hi>. I live at Cadogan-terrace, Chelsea, and am one of the priests at St. Mary's Roman Catholic chapel—Mr. Riley spoke to me about this child, and gave me 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the maintenance of the children generally—I made a memorandum at the time and have kept the</p>
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<p>account strictly—the earliest recollection I have is November, 1863—I knew the prisoners at that time, living in Lower George-street, Chelsea, and in the beginning of November I spoke to Mrs. Roach with regard to taking care of this child, and arranged to pay her 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a month for doing so—my first payment to her was 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 3d November, 1863, and I have paid her 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at the beginning of every mouth up to the time she was taken in cus
<lb/>tody—I once or twice paid her two months at a time in advance, as she gave me some reason which I now forget—I saw the child at George-street from time to time—it seemed to be properly treated as far as I could judge—I do not remember their removing to Hanover-street—I understood from her that she removed from George-street, to Battersea—my visits then ceased, as it was very inconvenient, and I felt confident she would take care of the child—I did not see it in Sutherland-street, but from time to time it was brought to see me—it was brought to me in the spring of this year—I never saw Mr. Roach about the matter, but I met him once or twice at the house in Lower George-street; he has been in the room when I have con
<lb/>versed with his wife about the child, and may have heard the conversation—I believe the prisoners to be man and wife—in December, 1863, I gave Mrs. Roach 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. extra for flannel for the child—I suppose she represented it to be in delicate health—on 28th September, after it was taken to the work-house, I saw her and told her I was grieved to hear that the child had been neglected—she denied it, and showed me some ointment which she said she used for its sores—it was very delicate when it was placed with her; it seemed to be quite an ungrown child when it came out of the workhouse, and there were sores on its head—it appeared to get better under her care at first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do I understand that you frequently went to the place in George-street, Chelsea?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I kept this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), but made the entries in it at home—I entered in it a receipt for the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Mr. Riley, in case anything should happen to me, and signed my name to it that the children might not suffer—the last payment was made on September 1st, 1865, it is signed, "Mary Roach"—every payment has "Mary Roach" against it—the entries were made at the time of payment, they were all made at my house—Mrs. Roach came there for the money—I do not remember the uncle speaking to me about the child's health, he merely handed over the money to me and left the child with me; he trusted entirely to my discretion and honour—Mrs. Roach is the mother's sister, she is the child's aunt—Francis Riley is the child's nearest male adult rela
<lb/>tive as far as I know—I had a conversation with Mrs. Roach in Mr. Roach's presence, which he might have heard, but I do not know whether I spoke about the child in his presence,—I have not the slightest recollection of it—I might go to their residence on a Sunday as well as on any other day, if duty required it, but I have more to do on Sundays than on other days—I have my sick rounds in the week about the middle of the day—the Pimlico Wheel Works are about ten minutes walk from the house in Lower George—street—I did not know the place in Sutherland-street, till after the last pay
<lb/>ment—the child was always properly clothed when it was brought to me, and if it had not the appearance of being properly attended to I should have spoken on the subject.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-130" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GWORGE BADDELEY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant-overseer to the parish of St. George, Hanover-square—on 27th September, from information I received from Smith, a constable, I went to 15, Sutherland-street—Sergeant Brooker went with me—it was about three o'clock in the afternoon—a girl with a child in</p>
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<p>her arms opened the door to me—we went downstairs to the back kitchen, the door of which was closed, but not locked; one of the female lodgers opened it, and I went into the room, which was so dark that at first I could not see anything—when my eyes became accustomed to the obscurity, I saw a little child sitting—I brought it out and then looked round the room—there was an old French bedstead, without the battens to it, on the floor, and the two halves of a straw palliasse, almost black with dirt—the remains of an old flock bed were also on the floor—it was a wooden floor—I looked at the bed and found it was saturated with urine, which I could tell by the smell under it—the floor was also saturated with wet—there was no outward door to the room, but a good sized window looking into the yard—the win
<lb/>dow was very dirty, I should say it had not been cleaned for twelve months at least, and across the lower sash was hung something which I took to be a petticoat or the skirt of a gown, it was that which made the room so dark—there was not a single article of bed clothing in the room—I took the child into the front kitchen—it was dressed in this frock and this pinafore only, those were its only articles of clothing, and it had no shoes or stockings—I put it down on the floor of the front kitchen; it immediately ran to the table, scraped some bread crumbs up, and ate them with great avidity—a woman, one of the lodgers, gave it a piece of bread which it ate very greedily—I found that it had what is commonly called scald head—there were lice in the gathers of its frock, and its loins were very much bitten by lice—I took it to Rochester-row Police-court, and applied for a summons against John Roach—I then took it to the workhouse, where a doctor saw it—on the 29th, before I went to the Police-court for the summons, I caused the child before I left the workhouse to be put in the scales in which we weigh provisions, it weighed 24lbs.—I weighed it again on 3d October, and it weighed 251bs. and on 10th October it weighed 26 1/2 Lbs—I weighed it this morning but it had not gained since 10th October—there was the same amount of clothing on it every time—its head is now quite well—I saw three of the prisoners' children at Sutherland-street; they are well-grown and fat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you examine them.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but I speak from their general appearance—I have children of my own—I knew this child's father before his death—I saw the child when it was admitted, and did not see it again till last month—I did not examine it when it was admitted—it only passed before me, and went to the workhouse—the nurse would have charge of it—I know nothing of the state of its health there—the window of the back kitchen was larger than either of the windows of this Court, not so high, but broader—what was put over it only covered the lower sash—this was at 3 o'clock on a beautiful sun-shiny day—neither of the defendants were there—the child was only clothed in a little shirt each time I weighed it—it was undressed on purpose this morning—I saw no shoes or stockings on the back kitchen floor—I did not look for them—the front kitchen was very nicely furnished—I saw no shoes or stockings there.</p>
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<persName id="t18651023-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651023-name-131" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-131" type="surname" value="ROWSON"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-131" type="given" value="MARATHA EMMA"/>MARATHA EMMA ROWSON</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of Walter Rowson—we live at 15, Sutherland-street—the prisoners lived there as man and wife—they rented the house, and let it out in lodgings—I had two rooms, for which I paid 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week to Mrs. Roach—I know the child, John Riley—he was usually kept in the back kitchen night and day—the front kitchen was their living room where they had their meals—I lived in the house five weeks before the child was taken away—I never saw the child taken out into the street—the prisoner's children went out—the back yard was very</p>
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<p>small—I only saw this child in it once when I threw some stale bread from the parlour-window, and the child ran and picked it up, and ran in again—he was not out in the yard a minute; I think he must have seen the bread fall—on the first Sunday I was there, I had to go down to speak to Mrs. Roach, and saw the child in the wash-house—I told him to tell his mother I wished to speak to her—he said, "I must not"—I said, "Why?"—he said, "Because my father is there"—I told Mrs. Roach of the dirty, neglected state the child was in—I was in the kitchen one day, and its head was covered with vermin—I had persuaded the little girl to bring it to me from the back kitchen as Mrs. Roach was out, and I had a great wish to see what condition it was in—the other lodger sent for some liquid to put on its head—I told Mrs. Roach, I think, the same evening the state it was in, and asked her whether it would not be better to dress it, and let it take its chance with her children, and do as they did—she said that if she did, if it went to the door it would most likely get lost, as it was an idiot, and that it would kick the couch to pieces; that its face was like a monkey's, and it was not fit to mix with her children—it had nothing on but an old black frock, and that was not fastened:—no shoes, stockings, shirt, petticoat, or other clothing—information was given to the police through me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you occupy two rooms on the first floor, and one on the third?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I was about every day for some hours—I frequently spoke to Mrs. Roach about the child—it was about a fortnight before the police went that I said that it had better take its chance with the rest of the family—she said that it would go to the water-side, and get lost, it was such an idiot—she told me that she took it from the workhouse—I did not speak to Mr. Roach on the subject till the child was taken away—Mrs. Roach said that her husband was very kind to the child, and always placed it at the table, and gave it its meals before the others—I do not know how long that was before the police came, I so frequently spoke to her about the child—the back kitchen door was not kept locked—Mrs. Roach said the child was always ailing from its birth, and had been a groat deal of trouble to her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the back kitchen door latched?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the child could turn the handle and get out, but I do not think he came out, through fear—I do not believe he is an idiot.</p>
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<persName id="t18651023-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651023-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-132" type="surname" value="ROWSON"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-132" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER ROWSON</persName> </hi>. I am a son of the last witness—we lodged in Sutherland-street about five weeks—this child was kept in the back yard—I was at the back parlour-window when I first saw him—he came out to pick up some pieces of stale bread which were thrown out at the window—I saw him again on two or three occasions in the back yard, but never in the street—the other children went out daily, but this little Riley did not go with them—I have looked in at the back kitchen window, and seen him sitting down alone on the floor in a very dirty state—I have seen the prisoners at tea in the front kitchen with their children, but this child was not with them—I have seen them at their meals twice, but did not see this child there—I saw no signs of his being an idiot.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> An apprentice to a carpenter and joiner—I go out at 6, but come home to dinner and tea—the child has opened the back kitchen door to me, and asked me for bread and butter, and I have given it some—nobody was present—it was away for a week, and Mrs. Roach said that it went to some school—I saw Mrs. Roach's sister there—I did not see the child go out or come back—I was</p>
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<p>only told that it was away—I was in the habit of seeing it every day in the back kitchen, and I looked and did not see it for a week.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651023-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651023-name-133" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-133" type="surname" value="MARLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-133" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY MARLAND</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Marland, of 15, Sutherland—street—we have lived there seven weeks, in the second floor back room, for which we paid half a crown a-week—I always paid it to Mrs. Roach—the first time I saw the child Riley, I went down to use the wash-house—the back kitchen window was broken, and I saw the child in a very neglected state—I did not see it out of doors, only in the back yard, which is very small—there was nothing to attract it there—the prisoners' children used to go out and play in the street and in the front area, but I did not see this child do that, it was generally in the back kitchen—I have seen the prisoner's children at meals two or three times, but never saw this child having meals with them—I saw no appearance of it being an idiot—once, when it was in the wash-house, I gave it a drink of water, and spoke to it through the window, and said, "Come out and play," and I said to Mrs. Roach, "He wants to come out; let him out"—she said, "No; he is so excitable; he has fits, and will pull the other children to pieces"—the prisoners lived together as man and wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When did you leave 15, Sutherland-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On a Wednesday, before my week was up; about a fortnight after I went to the Police-court—I had been there seven or eight weeks—I heard that the rent of the house was 65
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. but I do not know—I rent one unfurnished room, the second floor back—my husband comes home to dinner and I have a little child, so that I am not often absent from home.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose you come down sometimes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651023-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651023-name-134" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-134" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-134" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN BROWN</persName> </hi>. I have lodged at 15, Sutherland-street, seven weeks to
<lb/>morrow—I occupy the third floor front, and pay 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week to Mrs. Roach—I saw the child in the back yard on the first Monday I was there; one of the lodgers gave me some bread and butter, and I threw it over the wall to him, and asked him if he was hungry—he said, "Yes"—I saw him three or four times, but when I inquired after him he was put away—I never saw him go out to play with the other children in the street—I never spoke to Mrs. Roach about him; she is so violent a woman that I did not like—I never saw the prisoners at meals—I never their children.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651023-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651023-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-135" type="surname" value="KEMP"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-135" type="given" value="SAMUAL"/>SAMUAL KEMP</persName> </hi>. I have been to 15, Sutheralnd-street, several times within the last seven weeks—I used to call previous to that, and have seen the child at the house in George-street—I also saw him in the workhouse, and on the day he was brought out of the workhouse—he then had a few little sores on his arms and head—after he had been at Mrs. Roach's a month he became much worse—I only saw him once in Sutherland-street—he was in the back room—I did not go on purpose to see him—I went to see a friend, Mrs. Brown—I. did not speak to Mrs. Roach about him—she was out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651023-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651023-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-136" type="surname" value="BROOKER"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-136" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BROOKER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, B</hi> 26). On 27th September I went with Mr. Baddely to 15, Sutherland-street, and found the back kitchen where the child was, in a most filthy state—there was urine on the mattrass, which had gone right through it, and I saw human excrement under the mattrass—the window was darkened by a large fur cloak hung before it—all the food that I could see in the room was a little mouldy pie on a plate turned bottom upwards—the stink was so great that we had to retreat as we opened the door to go in—I took the child into the front kitchen, it had lice on it—Mr. Baddely took it with me to the Police-court, and I applied for a summons—I took the male prisoner on a warrant on the following</p>
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<p>Monday night, and told him I apprehended him for cruelty to a child—on the way to the station he said, "It is very lucky you apprehended me now, as it was my intention to go to America; but being the head of the family I suppose I must suffer. I had rather suffer than my wife should, but it is my wife's fault; I know nothing about it. I am very sorry it ever came to what it is."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you been examined before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I told the Magistrate on the first occasion that we had to beat a retreat, the stink was so great—I gave evidence after I got the warrant, and before also—I mean to say that the visit to the house was made before the summons was applied for—it was when the defendants were under charge that I told the Magistrate that the stench was so great I had to retreat—I adhere to that statement—my deposition was read over to me, but I did not notice that they had not put down that the stench was so great I had to retreat.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651023-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651023-name-137" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-137" type="surname" value="BLEXHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-137" type="given" value="MATHEW"/>MATHEW BLEXHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, and my father is surgeon to the parish of St. George, Hanover-square; he is seriously ill, and I am doing his work for him—on 27th September I saw this child at the workhouse—its head was lousy, and covered with sores, and its body marked by the bites of lice—there were no external marks of violence, but it was very much emaciated—I have attended it up to this time—I have not pre
<lb/>scribed medicine, but it has had proper food, and has been put in a properly lighted and ventilated place—I think it was emaciated because it was not supplied with sufficient and proper food—when I saw it it was in bed in a night-gown—its health was injured for the time being—the sores on its head resulted from it being allowed to get into a lousy state—they are healed now—if the neglect had been continued it would unquestionably have died—it was running about the yard playing yesterday, and has been gradually improving, but it is not very well today—besides want of food, want of light and air and exercise tends to emaciate—at five years old it might have been twice the weight, and not have been a very large child.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Would the weight depend very much on the confor
<lb/>mation of the child?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I made no examination of its chest, as I only heard before the Magistrate of its parents dying of consumption—the sores on its head were recent—there were no marks of old sores—it is not permanently injured in health, but I would not say it is not seriously injured—it is considerably enfeebled by all the neglect it has undergone—it gradually mended, but it is not perfectly well—I saw it every day, and it has improved up to the present time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> are the sores on its head healed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, without medical appliances beyond poulticing—it is not an idiot, it has all the in
<lb/>telligence of its age.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. submitted that there was no evidence of imprisonment, as the child was able to open the door; that Mary Roach being a married woman, contract with her was not binding; and that there was no proof that her husband knew of the contract; and also that it was necessary to prove that the child was actually injured. (See Cox's Criminal Cases, p. 140.)
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>. con
<lb/>tended that as the child could not get beyond the yard, the prison was only made larger; and that as long as there was enough to make the offence a common law misdemeanour that was sufficient.
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>. considered that as the male prisoner took his meals with his children, this child being absent, the question for the Jury would be whether he was not cognisant of his wife's acts, and so tacitly ratified the contract which she had made.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651023-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651023-name-138" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-138" type="surname" value="ROACH"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-138" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET ROACH</persName> </hi>. I am the male prisoner's sister—this little child, Riley, is his wife's nephew—I have frequently been to Sutherland-street—I also saw the child when it was at Chelsea—it was then very delicate, and it was about the same at Sutherland-street—I do not think its health altered at all afterwards—my brother used to come home to dinner at Sutherland-street, but only for twenty minutes or half-an-hour—the children were generally in bed when he came home in the evening, and when he went out in the morning—little Riley had his meals with the other children when I was there, and had the same food as they did—his health was always very delicate—I resided there two months previous to this charge, being out of a situation—I went out to work in the day for about three weeks before the child was taken away; before that, I was always in the house—the kitchen was cleaned once or twice a week, in which I assisted—I gave the child a bath on the Saturday week before the charge was made against my brother—I came home one evening, Mrs. Roach was very ill, and the child had had his hair cut—she told me that she had cut its hair and put ointment on it, and I saw the ointment on the table—the family had bread and butter for breakfast, and meat and vegetables for dinner—the child had shoes and stockings, I put them on myself—my sister was ill with erysipelas in her face about the latter end of August, and again at the beginning of Sep
<lb/>tember—she went to the hospital about it—she is humane—I never saw her ill-use the child, and my brother has always been very kind to it—he bean a good character for humanity.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you living there at the time the child was taken away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but I was not there that day—I was there the day before—I had gone out in the morning—the prisoners slept in the back kitchen where the child was, till within a fortnight of its being taken away; they then slept in the front kitchen—they have three children, one is three years old, one two, and one twelve—they have a room on the second floor, but I occupied that—this child slept with me when I first went to the house—that continued for about a fortnight—I did not refuse to have him any longer, but there was me and a servant and Mrs. Roach's two children sleeping there—I do not know that this child was allowed to remain in the back kitchen for a fortnight—I always saw it in and out of the front kitchen—the prisoners slept in the front kitchen because Mrs. Roach had erysipelas in her head, and she wished to be in the front kitchen—her children are very well—I never saw any lice on them—I never saw little Riley playing with the others in the street, but I have in the yard—my brother always came home to his dinner till within three weeks of the child being taken away—he came home about three or four o'clock on Sundays, and we generally had dinner before he came home.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> did this child on Sundays take its meals with you and Mrs. Roach and her children?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18651023-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18651023-name-139" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-139" type="surname" value="SULLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18651023-name-139" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET SULLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, George-street—I have known the defendants about twelve years—they bear a very good character for humanity and kind-heartedness—Mrs. Roach was ill in May; I visited her then, and this child was treated as one of her own—I saw it previous to its mother's death, and it was in a very sickly condition; it was much the same in May—Mrs. Roach had erysipelas again in August—I visited her, and the child was in bed—she had a third relapse in September, but I did not visit her, as I resided come distance from them.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ROACH</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 25
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Keating.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The gentleman stated at the Police-court that he had been drinking.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I had taken about the-quantity I generally take, two three
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi>, 488). In consequence of information I received, I went with the prosecutor on Monday, 25th September, to Pentonville-hill—I saw four persons outside a public-house there, and told the prosecutor to go across and see whether the person was there who stole his watch—he did so, and came back and gave the prisoner into custody, saying,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> At the time the gentleman, says this happened I was at home and in bed, but I cannot bring witnesses to prove it, as I live by myself. It is a very serious thing to be brought here innocently; I know no more about it that the Judge himself.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Pigott.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I ask you to give me my bonnet?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it was up in the bedroom—I did not push you down stairs—I knew by your manner that you had had a little drink.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you not take hold of me and drag me by the frock and tell me to go out of the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I certainly took hold of you and tried to get you out—I told you to go and get your bonnet and shawl, and you asked Mary to fetch it—I did not see her bite your finger.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-160" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID HEARN</persName> </hi>. I am a lodger in the same house—on this afternoon the prisoner had lent an old woman a knife—she asked her for it back, and got it two or three minutes before this happened—she put her hand in her pocket, pulled out the knife, and opened it—at that time the servant came into the kitchen, and said, "Go up stairs"—she said,' I will go up stairs if you will give me my bonnet and shawl"—the servant was just going up stairs and the prisoner got hold of her, using bad language, and they fell down—I saw the knife in the prisoner's hand at that time, but did not see her use it—I have not said before that I saw her strike her—immediately after they got up I</p>
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<p>saw blood coming from the prosecutrix's temple, and she ran up stairs—the prisoner said that she would give the prosecutrix in charge for stabbing her—the prisoner was neither sober nor drunk—the prosecutrix was sober—this is the knife—I saw a young man pick it up in the kitchen at the foot of the stairs—he is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-161" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE WALFORD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Walford, and live in this house—the prisoner came into the kitchen and hit me twice as I was sitting on a seat, and then dragged me off the seat by my hair, and jumped on me—I am twenty-four years old—the servant and the landlady came in, and I heard the prisoner ask some one for a knife—the prisoner and the servant went up stairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I have been keeping you and your mother ever since I gave you that black eye, and I paid your lodging for you. Witness. No, you did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-162" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MATTHEWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 13). I was on duty, and Mrs. Mack pointed the prisoner out to me, and charged her with having stabbed the servant—she was about thirty yards in advance—I went after her and brought her back—she said on the way to the station, "I had a knife in my hand, but I did not use it"—her face, hands, neck, and hair were entirely covered with blood, but she had no mark of any violence which could have caused the blood—she was drunk, but could walk very well—this knife was brought to the station—there was blood on the blade.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-163" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOND</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at King's College Hospital—the pro
<lb/>secutrix was brought there on 11th October, with a slight stab over the left eye, bleeding rather severely, but there was no danger—it was down to the bone, which is very near the skin there—it was strapped up and she went away—it was probably inflicted by this knife.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-166" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LADD</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer, living at Hounslow—on 3d October, about twenty minutes past eight, I was in a public-house with the prisoner and another man—I had not known them before—I left at a quarter past eight, and shortly afterwards they ran and overtook me, and told me they would show me a footpath across into South all—they then took me up by the side of a clamp of bricks, and the other man said, "You deliver your money"—I had a purse and 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my left hand—the prisoner put his hand in my left pocket, but there was nothing there—I missed 4 1/2. from my right pocket—they also took my hat—I halloed—they lugged the skin off the back of my left hand, where the 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was—they had my fingers nearly open, but another man came up and they ran away—i gave information to the police next morning, they took me to the prisoner's house, and I iden
<lb/>titled him—I have not the slightest doubt he is one of the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where did you first see me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In a public-house where I had to wait for a Mrs. Reid—I left you there and went to another public-house, and you came there to me—that is more than three miles from where I live—I tossed you for one or two pots—there was nobody there in knee-breeches besides you—I also tossed you for a sixpence—you followed me into a third public-house, and followed me out and came with me—I lost some pots of beer there—I did not refuse to pay, nor did anyone say, "I will have it"—you had on knee-breeches and white stockings, but I could</p>
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<p>swear to you if you had different clothes on—you had black trousers on next morning when I went to your house—you put your right hand in my pocket, your left was in a sling—there were two females with me at the first public-house—I have not seen the other man since—he was rather thin, and a trifle taller than you, or he may be the same height—I could swear to him if I saw him—I was drinking with no one in particular—I never sat down in the house—it was a quarter to eight at night when we left the third house—I did not get intoxicated—the other man had my 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or it might be 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., perhaps you got two or three coppers—I do not know which of you took the cap, but I rather think the other one had it—I stood up by the clamp, and after you had rifled all my pockets the other man said, "The b——has got it in his fist," and I held it tight, which I could not have done if I had been tipsy—you did not assault me, but you tried to get my money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> had you your purse out in the public-house.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I saw the prisoner in three public-houses—I was not drinking all the time; only sitting there—I was not the worse for drink—I noticed at the lamp that one of the men had his arm in a sling.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 108). On 4th October I received informa
<lb/>tion from the prosecutor, and took him to the prisoner's house, at nine o'clock in the morning—when the prisoner came out of his bedroom he put on a pair of black cloth trousers—Ladd identified him—I asked Ladd if he was dressed the same yesterday—he said, "No; he had got a pair of black cord knee-breeches"—I told the prisoner to take his trousers off and put on his breeches which he had on yesterday—he did so, and Ladd identified him more clearly—the prisoner said, "Well, if I had known it would have come to this, you old b——I would have had all the lot you had got"—he said that he came from Mr. West's beer-shop, and went to a beer-shop kept by Mr. Kitson, and stopped there all the evening, which I found was false—he had his arm in a sling, his left arm, I believe—I searched the house, but found nothing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, J</hi> 7). I was on duty in Southall on 3d October, near the King of Prussia public-house, and met the prisoner and another man, running—one of them said, "Is he following of us, can you see him?"—I watched them into the King of Prussia—this was about ten minutes' walk from the
<hi rend="italic">lamp</hi> of bricks, they Were coming from it—I could see the prisoner plainly, and I knew him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> does my house lay in the same route that I was going?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; You were coming from your house—it was twenty minutes to nine when I saw you—a
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> named Hope was with you, no one else—I said at the Police-court that your wife or some woman was following you, but she was twenty yards from you—there was a gas lamp and a light at a window—I was not in a shed, I was on the footpath—the field was less than a quarter of a mile from where I was standing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you known Hope?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he is not a pot-boy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> A fortnight before this I had fallen out of a cart and sprained my shoulder, which I can prove by the doctor. I had my arm in a sling, and if the man was sober it would be impossible for me to do it. I did not force my company upon him, he forced drink on me; if I had wanted to rob him I could have done it in the day time in one of the public—houses.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted of burglary, in February, 1862, Sentence, Eighteen Months' imprisonment, to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">>PLEADED GUILTY.</hi>**—
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGUE WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Chapman</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 222). On the morning of 30th September, about a quarter past four, I was on duty in Piccadilly, and saw Wiggins and Lockyer and two other men leave Mr. Quartermaine's premises, three of them carrying bundles—three of them crossed the road—I called 106 C, and ran after them—I captured Wiggins and Lockyer, the third man, Clements, ran away—I have not seen him since—I asked them what they had there—they both said nothing but what they had given to them—they threw the bundles away—I took them to the station—Wiggins said that he had been over to the Borough the evening before and got a situation, after that he went back to Westminster, where he lived, and there met three men who he went with to the Sun music-hall, at Knightsbridge, and had several pots of beer with them, and then walked up Piccadilly with them; that one of them let them in at Mr. Quartermaine's back gate with a key, and told him and Lockyer to go round to the front and wait for them, which they did, and the foreman and little George camp out at the front gate, and gave him and Lockyer a bundle—I found these pieces of merino (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), in Wiggins's trousers, next his shirt, and in his left breast pocket this time-piece—the bundle he had contained this dressing-case, a card-box with 390 counters, a packet of cards, two pieces of needlework, several bodies of dresses, and some fancy articles—in Lockyer's bundle was a table cover, a towel, four muslin dresses, several pieces of muslin, and an anti-macassar—at six on the same morning I went to Mr. Quartermaine's, and took Clements and the prisoner Chapman—I told them I took them for being concerned in a robbery at Mr. Quartermaine's that morning—they said that they knew nothing of it, they were at home and in bed at the time—I searched Clements, and found nine orders for the Sun music-hall, and 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money—I inspected the premises; the doors were all unfastened, and the three boxes in the coach house were broken, and the property strewed over the place—in the back yard I found this property (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), done up in this piece of canvas, ready to be removed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are those orders for the Trevor music-hall?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, or the Sun—I waited till Chapman came to his work—I am sure of the others, but am not quite sure of Chapman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wiggins. Q.</hi> Do you say you saw us running?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You did not run—I saw you cross the road, and got in front of you before you saw me—I was standing within fifty yards of the door, and could see the gates.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lockyer. Q.</hi> Did I run away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-174" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, 106 C.</hi>) On the morning of 30th September, about half-past 4, Rance called "Look out," and I saw four men—one was standing on the pavement, near Mr. Quartermaine's gate, and three were crossing the road; two of them were carrying bundles—the prisoners are three of the men—Lockyer and Wiggins curried the bundles—they were together when I first saw them—when I got close to Chapman they ran, but Chapman remained behind—I ran down the pavement and looked at Chapman—seeing he had nothing about him I ran across the road after the others—Chapman then ran away towards Knightsbridge—the fourth man ran away also—he was on the opposite side—I took Wiggins and Lockyer</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-175" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL QUARTERMAINE</persName> </hi>. I live in Piccadilly, and am a horse dealer-Chapman was in my employment at this time, and Wiggins had been the week before for a few days—Henry Clements kept the door—he had the key of the entrance into the yard, which would let him into the premises—it was not possible to get in in any other way, because the doors were locked with padlocks as well, but I have a small door cut for the man to go in at—this is my property, and was safe the evening before—it is worth about 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—it was in a coach-house adjoining my dwelling-house—nobody could possibly get in without having the key of the little door—I locked the fastenings myself the night before, at 6 o'clock, and saw them padlocked.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the little door locked?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—neither of the prisoner had any business in my place after 6 o'clock in the evening—there is a covered way from the coach-house to my dwelling-house, and the door by which they entered is under cover.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wiggins Q.</hi> How far does the next building stand out from your gate way?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About three feet—the property was kept in the nearest coach house to my house—there is only a passage between them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wiggins.</hi> Then it is very much altered since I worked for you. Witness It is all under one roof.</p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-176" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK LEONARD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, 57 B.</hi>) I saw the three prisoners together on 29th December, between half-past 11 and 12 at night, in Brompton-road, Knightsbridge, at the top of the court where Clements lived—I am sure it was after half-past 11.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wigging's Defence.</hi> I had been over in the Borough, and coming back to Westminster met Mr. Quartermaine's foreman, and two other men. I went to Knightsbridge with them to the Sun, and had several pots of beer. I left them at 11 o'clock, and went to the railway-station to meet some horses, which were to arrive at 2 o'clock; they did not come, and I went to Piccadilly, and met these two men and another. They went into Mr. Quartermaine's premises with a key, locked the door, and one said, "Go round to the front gate and wait till I came round." They came out with a bundle each; one said, "Catch hold of this." I did so, and a time-piece dropped out, which I put in my pocket. He said, "Go on to Hooper's—court, I have got a bundle to fetch myself; I must go in this way and lock he doors, and come out the other way. "I told the policeman that what I had was given me by Mr. Quartermaine's foreman. I left Mr. Quartermaine's of my own accord, three years ago, and as soon as I asked him for a job he gave me one directly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">lockyer's Defence.</hi> I was going to market at about half-past 3 in the morning, and saw two men who said that they worked for Mr. Quartermaine. went with them; they told me to go to the front gate. I did so, and waited. They came out with a bundle and gave me one The policeman stopped me with it; I told him I had it given me by Mr. Quartermaine's remain.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. called.</p>
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<p>or a little after—he pulled off his boots and went to bed directly, as he always does—he sleeps in the same room as I do—I went to bed shortly afterwards—about half-past 5 o'clock, one of the men who lives in the house knocked on the ceiling and awoke him—he got up at a quarter to 6—he had not left the room from the time he came home till he was called in the morning—if he had gone out and come in again I must have heard him—he never left the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOUSTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who was the man who awoke him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The man who lives underneath us in the same house—there are two rooms on each floor, and three floors—there is a family in each room—in the next room to us are two young men, and an old lady in the second-floor back, and the man who called him up in the next room, second-floor—his name is Taylor—he is not here, but his wife is—I know it was Friday, 29th September, because it was the day before Saturday—he was taken on Saturday niorning-1 did not know he was taken till Saturday night—he never came home, and they told me at 11 o'clock that he was taken—he could not get out of the house without my knowledge, because I sleep so very little—there is no key.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How was he awakened?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> My husband took the broom and knocked at the ceiling—he was accustomed to do that, and if Chapman was up first he tapped to my husband.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know Hooper's-court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes: it is scarcely five minutes' walk from us—he could not have gone out without my knowing it, because I have a little dog which makes a noise if even the cat goes down stairs in the night—I recollect that it was Friday, 29th Sep
<lb/>tember—nobody spoke about it next day till my husband came home and told me.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOCKYER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WIGGINS</hi>. and
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOCKYER</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHAPMAN</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOUGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18651023-name-181" type="given" value="MARGARET MATILDA"/>MARGARET MATILDA SIMMS</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Morris, of 9, Victoria—road, Holloway—he and my mistress occupy the top-floor, which consists of, four rooms; a sitting-room, a bed-room for my master and mistress, another for me, and a kitchen—my master and mistress were absent from home on 10th October, and I went out that evening at 6 o'clock—I locked the door leading from our rooms on the landing—I returned about 10 o'clock, and the prisoner, who is the landlord of the house, was not at home—I went to bed immediately, and ten minutes afterwards I heard him unlock the door —he called out Margaret," to let me know that it was he, and I answered him—I undressed and went to bed immediately, and went to sleep—I awoke at about half-past 1, and saw a reflection of fire in the looking-glass—I had</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there a carpet in your master's bed-room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I had cleaned the room, and taken it up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long has your master been living there.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He is here—I have only lived with him since 10th April—there are only two floors to the house—when my master and mistress are in the house we burn paraffin and colza oil and candles—I usually sleep with my bed-room door wide open—my bed is in a corner of the room against the wall—one side of my bed comes opposite the door—I can see from my bed right through the door, it is a direct view through the door from one side of the bed—if I had been lying on the other side of the bed against the wall I could not have seen it—the glass in the sitting-room is over the chimney
<lb/>piece—this plan (