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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>PHILLIPS, MAYOR.</p>
<p>FIFTH SESSION, HELD FEBRUARY 26TH, 1866.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>BUTTERWORTHS, 7, FLEET STREET,</p>
<p>Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 26th, 1866, and following days,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-3" type="given" value="BENJAMIN SAMUEL"/>BENJAMIN SAMUEL PHILLIPS</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-4" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM WILSHERE"/>GEORGE WILLIAM WILSHERE BRAMWELL</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer;
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WARREN STORMES HALE</hi>, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-8" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-9" 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="t18660226-name-10" 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>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</hi>, Esq. Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-11" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FIGGINS</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PHILLIPS, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that the 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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi>, 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1866.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Mr. Caratti, or 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Mr. Pyle.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you been in the prosecutors' service longer than the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there was a prior arrangement for a short time temporarily—in this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) the prisoner is debited with the bad debts—sometimes debtors apparently bad, pay in a small sum—it is in this way a debtor and creditor account—the prisoner was never asked to pay any of the bad debts, nor did he do so, that I am aware of—the amount of bad debts is 76
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in three years—of course we do not begin charging him with bad debts the first week—the first bad debt was in March, 1864—the agreement for 1
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. commission was made more than two years ago—we have never settled the commission account with the prisoner, but he has been allowed to draw for the whole of the money—we paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week on account of commission, and kept back money for the purpose of security, which ought to have been paid to him—he was responsible for the bad debts by being allowed 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week—if a house owed us 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he would be responsible for it, if it incurred during his time, unless we chose to halve it with him—the commission account commenced in April, 1864—there has been no balance of it, but we could see that there was no money standing to his credit—we looked at the account whenever we wanted it—we paid the expenses of the cart—they did not amount to 1
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<p>horse, and giving him water—a boy was not supplied to the cart before the death of Mr. Murray—the prisoner did not complain of property being lost out of the carts, but he would be responsible for it—the customers were all ours and not his; but, by giving him a commission, we made him responsible for them—there is a certain rate on each article—his commission on tea was 122
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the first twelve months he went out—it was not the same the next year, because he was much more careless, and the trade slackened wonder
<lb/>fully—we allowed him to draw 104
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—there is no commission on sugar.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean that for 122
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year he was to be responsible for all the bad debts of the firm's customers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, through whom he derived the commission—His returns were about 4,400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and his commission was about 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—that is 1½ to 1¾ per cent.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know that he had a burglary and lost 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he told me so—he also told me since his apprehension that he was robbed while riding on an omnibus—I believe that the prisoner, long before these proceedings were taken, instead of concealing the facts, told the prosecutors, and offered to give his brother's bill for the amount, but it was refused—Mr. Dean refused to compound a felony, but the prisoner only mentioned it—his brother had gone to America—the prisoner was discharged, and the prosecutor did not think of giving him in custody then, because his partner was dying, and did die before he could consult with him—during that time, I believe the prisoner was at home with his wife and family—he called three or four times during ten days.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has this debtor and creditor account of bad debts been balanced for some time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; but the prisoner has been overpaid about 70
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were these customers whom he did not introduce?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, customers of twenty or twenty-five years—the firm has never failed to pay the half of all bad debts—I see that 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for bad debts is in the books before his time—that is 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of 76
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Before the new agreement, did he receive 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week and sixpence expenses?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He had 2
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. commission. For other conditions, see folio 66," is my private memorandum—the prisoner never saw that—the account was not made up to April 1st each year, because there was never anything due—the commission was made up every three months—we keep 25
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has the prisoner ever been asked to pay any of the bad debts?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he had no occasion to make any—he has not complained of the arrangement he entered into.</p>
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<interp inst="t18660226-250-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Hillier</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-26" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-26" type="given" value="ELIZA LOUISA"/>ELIZA LOUISA PACKER</persName> </hi>. I am housemaid to Mrs. Barrington, No. 16, Waller-street—on the evening of 12th December, I went to the theatre with her—I left the house about a quarter to 6—it was perfectly safe then—I came home about half-past 10 or a quarter to 11—I found an inspector inside—from what was communicated to me, I looked into the wardrobe, and missed three coats and several pairs of trousers, which were in Mrs. Barrington's charge; also two or three petticoats, a white moire dress, other dresses, and a great many other things—there were some things left in the wardrobe—I lost some of mine also.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Swyer. Q.</hi> Have you ever seen me before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not till I saw you at Westminster.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-27" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-27" type="given" value="ELLEN TREGARD"/>ELLEN TREGARD BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am cook to Mrs. Barrington—on the evening of 12th December, I went out about twenty minutes to 9—it is my custom to go out and give my orders in the evening—everything was safe when I left the house—I returned about a quarter-past 9, and found that the house had been broken open—I called in a policeman—I left the door on the latch to be opened with the latch
<lb/>key.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Swyer. Q.</hi> You have a young man paying addresses to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—not a painter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-28" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-28" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH CARTRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I live at 53, Upper Stamford-street, in the house kept by the two Kirbys—it is a house where single ladies live—on the evening of 2d December, I saw Swyer about 8 o'clock, and later, about 10—I saw him also during the day—Mr. and Mrs. Kirby introduced him to me as Mr. Nash—he answered to that name—he and another man came in together—they had a bundle with them—the man that was with Swyer brought it—the servant let them into my room, and Swyer said they had got their luggage—Mr. and Mrs. Kirby were in the room at that time—the other man, named Charley, opened the bundles—Mr. and Mrs. Kirby helped to look the articles over—there were dresses and such-like in the bundle, but only one petticoat—there were some earrings and rings—when it was opened, I began to cry, and said, "This won't do for me"—Mrs. Kirby said, "It is no use crying, you have got to get used to it"—that was in her husband's presence—I said, "No, I shall not, for I will not have anything to do with it"—Mr. Kirby said, "Don't cry"—Swyer stayed the night with me, and the things remained in the room—a velvet dress was sent to the pawnbroker's next morning by Swyer's directions by a little girl who comes of a morning to run on errands—a coat, waistcoat, and trousers were sent to pledge on that day—Mr. Kirby took them down stairs; he took them off the table—I saw some rings taken away on Thursday, the 14th, by the other man, Charley—I recollect bearing of Swyer being arrested—I recollect a man coming to the house and seeing Mr. Kirby—he came up stairs, and said, "Mr. Nash," that is, Mr. Swyer, "Is taken for fighting a cabman, and if any of the property is left in the room, it had better be taken away"—I told him what I had</p>
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<p>got, and asked him where they were to be taken to—he wrapped them in a blanket, and said, "I will take them to Kent's"—that is not a pawn
<lb/>broker's, but a friend of theirs, at 8, St. Paul's-road, Kennington—Mr. Kirby gave me directions where to take them to, and Mrs. Kirby took them to Kent's—I afterwards went and saw Swyer in the House of Detention by Charley's directions—he said, "I am here on suspicion of robbery"—I went back and saw Mr. and Mrs. Kirby, who said that they thought so—I recollect a man coming to the house on Boxing
<lb/>day—he saw Mr. Kirby first—he said he wanted the stolen property they had got in their house—Mr. Kirby said he had not got any property—the man said, "Where is it? I want it"—on that Mrs. Kirby went up stairs to him at the door, and said, "There is no stolen property here"—he asked her whether she had not got a red blanket down stairs that she had bought for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—she said, "No"—there was a great noise in the passage, and I went up and told him what there was there they should have in the evening—he said, "I will b—well
<hi rend="italic">round</hi> on you if I don't have it"—I afterwards went to Kent's house—he had removed by that time to Cumberland-street, Pimlico—I did not get the bundle from Kent which I had taken—I got a note from Mr. Kent, and went with Mr. and Mrs. Kirby to the Walworth-road, where I received a bundle, which they put into a cab, and I took it to the Blackfriars-road—they got the bundle from some friends of Kirby's, No. 1, Church-street—I delivered it up to Hillier in the Blackfriars-road—Miss Florence Brunell saw me do so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Swyer. Q.</hi> Do you swear that I came to the house at the same time the bundle was brought?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You came in after the bundle was brought—you came up stairs a minute or two after—I had seen you not more than an hour before that—you and Charley were in the room next morning when the dress was sent to pawn—I cannot say whether you sent it; you gave it to the girl—Charley said it was to go—I did not know that the property was stolen—a gentleman named Lloyd came to see me after you were taken into custody—he was taken, and charged with this robbery—the policeman swore that he was the man he saw in your company—that was on Wednesday morning, after I had been to the House of Detention—he paid me a visit like any other man, and a policeman came and took him on a charge of robbery, and swore he was the man who was in your company—he was afterwards proved to be a respectable man, connected with Mudie's Library, and was discharged without a stain on his character—Inspector Holden came to the house almost every day after you were in custody to see me—he came to my room mostly—he threatened to take me into custody the night he took Mr. Kirby—he did not threaten to take me unless I said what he told me—the conversation was all on this case—he did not tell me what to say—I had drink with him in my room, and he treated me when he saw me at the Court two or three times, to brandy, or anything I wanted—he was friendly enough, and has been intimate with me—I mean to say that he has had intercourse with me—he did not tell me what to say, he threatened to take me; but he said if I would confess, he would not—he did not say, "If you don't say such and such things, I will take you"—we did not have a kind of mock trial in the kitchen, or go through the form of a trial there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">John Kirby. Q.</hi> When the police first came to our house to ask for you, had they not followed you from the House of Detention, and did not I send them up stairs to see you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—they asked if I knew Swyer, and I aid yes, by the name of Nash—of course I gave them no information at that time about the robbery.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Elizabeth Kirby</hi>. You have told a great many untruths; you know Mr. Kirby did not see the cabman, it was I that saw him.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. I beg your pardon, you and I were down stairs at the time Mr. Kirby went up and spoke to the cabman—he went up first, and he called him a dirty blackguard—that was the man I was to deliver the bundle to—he sent word by Charley that he was going to commit another robbery, and must have the keys that were in the bundle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-29" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE BRUNEL</persName> </hi>. I live in the same house as Miss Cartridge—on 12th December I believe it, was I was dressing in my room, and heard a sound in her room as of plate jingling—there is a single door between the two rooms—I heard voices, and thought they were quarrelling—Miss Cartridge came to me—she had been crying—I said, "What is the matter with you?"—she said, "I cannot tell you," and went into her room again—Mr. and Mrs. Kirby were in the room that evening when Mr. Nash and Charley came, between 8 and 9 o'clock—I did not see Nash later than that—I did not go in the room again—the door was locked—a few days afterwards Mrs. Kirby came into my room when I was ill in bed, and said that Miss Cartridge was waiting in the Blackfriars'-road, near the church—I slipped my things on and went down, and Miss Cartridge was not waiting near the-church, but on the opposite side—that was boxing
<lb/>night—she said she was waiting to deliver a parcel she was carrying—I saw her deliver the parcel to a cabman—that was Hillier—she asked him several times before he would take them, and said she would put them down in the gateway of the railway.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Swyer. Q.</hi> Who first asked you to come as a witness?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was sum
<lb/>moned—I was not threatened to be taken in custody—I was told I should be subpÅ“naed—I was not told what I was to say as a witness—I cannot swear that you came in when the bundle was brought, because I was not in the room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-30" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-30" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA WEEKS</persName> </hi>. I am single, and am a servant at No. 53, Upper Stamford-street—either Nash or my mistress gave me these men's clothes to pledge—I think they were both present—I pawned them at Burgiss's—I pawned this black silk dress at Walton's, in the name of Lloyd, by Mrs. Kirby's directions—I had been in the habit of pawning for her constantly before that, in the name of White.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Swyer. Q.</hi> Can you remember whether it was I or your mistress that gave you the suit of clothes to pawn?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I told Inspector Holden that I thought it was you, but I cannot be sure.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-31" type="surname" value="PACKER"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-31" type="given" value="ELIZA LOUISA"/>ELIZA LOUISA PACKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This silk dress is Mrs. Barrington's property—these clothes were under her care—they are part of the property stolen on that night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-32" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Burgiss, a pawnbroker in the Waterloo-road—I produced a coat and trousers pledged by Weeks on 13th December.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-33" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-33" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIS</persName> </hi>. This silk dress was pawned at my shop on 13th December, for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., by Weeks, in the name of Lloyd.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOLDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Inspector</hi>). It is not true that I had connection with the girl Cartridge—when I have been at her house I have always been with other policemen—I took Kirby into custody on the Sunday evening, I think it was 7th January—I told him I should take him in custody with Swyer and another for stealing things from St. George's-road—that was another case—I did not mention this case—I took Mrs. Kirby on the Monday week following—I told her I should take her for receiving several dresses, well knowing them to have been stolen from 16, Waller-villas, Chelsea—</p>
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<p>she said, "Yes, I know all about it—a bundle was brought up into Miss Cartridge's room; myself and Mr. Kirby were there drinking with Miss Cartridge—I introduced Miss Cartridge to Swyer—we went out and had a quartern of brandy together."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Swyer. Q.</hi> Will you swear you have not had any intimacy with Miss Cartridge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I swear it—I did treat her to a little drop of brandy and water at the police-court, as she was very cold—we did not have anything at the York Hotel—I only treated her once—I did not say that if you would plead guilty, you should turn Queen's evidence, and get off, but you asked me to allow you to do so—you gave me a statement, wanting to fix the robbery on a respectable person, and a poor fellow named Pettice cut his throat in consequence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did Swyer say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That he did not do it, but that he was asked by Pettice to do it, and that there was a man who was a painter, living near—Swyer asked me to be allowed to plead guilty, and get through.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">John Kirby. Q.</hi> How long after was it you saw Miss Cartridge before she told you of the robbery, or gave you any information?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not till Swyer was committed for trial on another case—I could get nothing out of her at first.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know Hillier?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was living at the Great Western Hotel—I believe him to be respectable—he also lived with Mr. Dawkin, of the Cornish Arms, who is willing to take him back—I believe him to be an innocent agent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-35" type="surname" value="WATTS"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WATTS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">B</hi> 253). On 14th December I went to 13, Palace-road, Lambeth, where Swyer gave his address—he came there in a cab with another man—Swyer went in and returned in a minute or two, and got on the box—the other man got inside, and they drove at a rapid rate up York-road—I followed in another cab—they stopped at the Rising Sun public-house, York-road, Swyer, and the other man, and the cabman—I went in, and called for a glass of ale—they got into the cab again, and I then told Swyer I should take him into custody for the robbery at Waller-villas—he struggled very violently, and said, "Oh, my God, what shall I do?"—I ordered the cabman to drive back to 13, Palace-road—Swyer struggled desperately all the way—I told the cabman to stop, and called a hackney
<lb/>carriage man to my assistance, but the cabman threw the door wide open—Swyer and I struggled out, and the cabman drove away—I got Swyer into another cab, with the assistance of the hackney
<lb/>carriage man, and took a constable in uniform with me to Brompton—I then took Swyer to the station—the prosecutor's house is in the parish of St. Luke's, Chelsea.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Swyer. Q.</hi> When you asked me if my name was Swyer, did I not tell you yes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You told me no; but I went with you to 13, Palace-road, because I knew your mother lived there—I found this key (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on you at the station—I tried it to your street-door, and it opened it—this other key fell from you—it could not have fallen from anyone but you—it laid at your feet—it was not there before—I took the look off at Waller
<lb/>villas—I took it to the station—it was taken to pieces, and examined by a witness who is here—I went to Kirby's house on the Saturday I took a gentleman in custody named Lloyd, who is connected with Mudie's Library—I swore that he was you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he discharged?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—but I believed he was the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-36" type="surname" value="PERRY"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-36" type="given" value="PHILLIP"/>PHILLIP PERRY</persName> </hi>. I had a young man named Pettice lodging in my house—he committed suicide on 14th December—I am a locksmith—I have</p>
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<p>examined this lock and key—my opinion is that this skeleton would open the lock, when on Mrs. Barrington's door—it was formerly a Bramah key, but has been made into a skeleton—formerly this was a Bramah lock—it is nothing but a sham Bramah now, which this skeleton would have opened with the nib off—there is a little nib on a Bramah key, which is taken off this.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Swyer. Q.</hi> Did you take it to pieces, and examine it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did, and the top of the slides dropped out of it—I did not say at the police-court that pieces of the key fell from the lock—I said pieces of the lock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Swyer's Defence</hi>. There is not a particle of direct evidence against me; I was not seen in or near the place; no money was found on me; I was taken two days after the robbery, and had nothing to do with it; I gave my right name and address; my name is on the door; the police have been to different houses of the nobility and aristocracy where I work, trying to find out if anything has been lost, but they found nothing; Pettice's dying words were, "I will tell you that a man named Squires, a painter," who is now in prison, "has done it;" my name is not Squires, but Swyer, and from the similarity of name I have been brought here. If you believe the inspector, yon cannot believe Cartridge, and if you believe Cartridge, you cannot believe the inspector. The police have got on the wrong track; but rather than own themselves wrong, they say somebody must suffer; they know the man who did it, but cannot swear to him now, because they have sworn to me; I gave him a description of the two men that came to Kirby's house, but he does not want to apprehend them, because if he does I shall get out of it. I should like to call a witness from Messrs. Bramah, who manufactured the lock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-37" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM ABRAHART</persName> </hi>. I am traveller to Messrs. Bramah—I have examined this lock—it is one of their locks, but some one has had it, and taken all the security away—anyone can open it now—there are no wards—they could not have done it without taking the lock off—a key might break the wards off, but nothing would open it till they were taken out—it is like taking the works out of a watch, and leaving the case—I cannot say whether the wards have been taken away lately—Mrs. Barrington was per
<lb/>fectly satisfied with the lock—the lock has been made to the key, and not the key to the lock—when locks are sent to small men to repair, they take the works away to fit a certain key.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> If that key had the nib on, would that have opened the lock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—this is a 4-guard key, and the lock is a 6-guard one; but the works were taken away entirely—this key would open it if it had a bit on it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">John Kirby produced a written defence, stating that he knew Swyer by calling to see Miss Cartridge; that Swyer asked him to raise money on the brooch and other articles, which he did, but did not know they were stolen</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Elizabeth Kirby's Defence</hi>. Nothing ever came into my possession, and what Miss Cartridge says is quite untrue.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Court considered there was no evidence against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HILLIER</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN KIRBY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.**—
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<hi rend="italic">Ten Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH KIRBY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">SWYER</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted in the name of Hamilton, to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-250-18660226 t18660226-250-punishment-3"/>Ten Tears' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you in uniform?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, in plain clothes—the pavement is not rather narrow as you come from Leaden
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<lb/>thing?"—I said, "Yes; my purse"—he was holding the boy—I saw my purse drop from him—the officer picked it up, and showed it to me—there was 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in it, and a gold
<lb/>ring, value thirty shillings—it was safe in my pocket just before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you been into a shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, into a jeweller's shop, but I did not take my purse out there, as I did not buy anything—I went in to order a ring—I had my hand in my pocket, and my purse in it at the corner where I was waiting—I have the same pocket on now—it is very high up, I do no know how the boy could get at it, my hand went into my pocket glove and all—I do not think a double hand would go in—I will pledge my solemn oath that I saw my purse on the ground—I felt so nervous at having lost my purse that I could hardly say whether the con
<lb/>stable came up from before or behind—I said nothing to the ladies with me before the policeman came up, about feeling anything at my pocket, because it was done in a moment, and they were standing a little way in on account of the rain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—"Please sir, I want to turn from my bad ways, and want you to send me to school."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1866.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>:—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 10). I produce a certificate of the conviction of Thomas Rooke, at the Clerkenwell Sessions, on 21st October, 1861, of uttering a counterfeit shilling—I am certain the prisoner is that man—I took him into custody on that charge.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</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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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 422). Previous to 23d January, I re
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, G</hi> 13). I had been watching this house several days—I confirm what Sutton has said as to seeing the prisoners going backwards and forwards—I went into the coffee-house with, the other officers—both prisoners were sitting at one table—I said to Comyn, "I am a police-ser
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you all in the coffee-house at one time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mr. Brannan was not there—I did not search Clode—Crackford, another constable, had been watching this house with me and Sutton—we were all under Mr. Brannan senior's, leadership.</p>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-55" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRENNAN</persName> </hi>. On 23d January, I was called to the Clerkenwell police-station—Comyn said to me, "You are Mr. Brannan from the Mint?"—I said, "I do a good deal for them; what is it?"—he said, "If they will forego this charge we can render them services"—I said, "I am not authorised to hold you out any inducements; our duty is simply to listen to what you say, and repeat it before the Magistrate, if called upon to do so"—he said, "We have got this money from the Dials"—I said, "Yes; I quite imagine that; at the King's Head in little White Lion-street, Seven Dials"—they looked at one another, but made no reply—I said, "We have had you under notice since you have been living in Hampton-street, and we are now going to search your place"—he said, "Pray, Mr. Brannan, do it as quietly as you can, I have no desire to be further exposed; you will find half a crown and a florin in a drawer there"—I told him he should be present at the search—we searched the place, and found the half-crown and florin as des
<lb/>cribed—it was the second floor front room—I received from the constable sixteen shillings at one time, and one at another—they were wrapped separately in paper—these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I also produce the half-crown and florin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-56" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-56" type="surname" value="GOFF"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-56" type="given" value="PRISCILLA"/>PRISCILLA GOFF</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Goff, who is the landlord of the house in Hampton-street—I let lodgings there—Comyn took the second floor front—Clode used to come there—they slept together in that room—Comyn said he was a clerk, and Clode an assistant surgeon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose all the rent was paid there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and in good money—I had no fault to find with them—as far as I knew, they were respectable men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-57" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this half-crown, florin, and seventeen shillings are all bad—six of them are from one mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR ELLIOTT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Comyn say he bought the seventeen shillings of a man in the Dials.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, he said he got them from the Dials.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-258-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-258-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-258-18660226 t18660226-258-punishment-11"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude each</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE ROBINSON</hi> (30)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ROBERTS</hi> (61)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18660226-259-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-60" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-60" type="surname" value="BOXALL"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-60" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY BOXALL</persName> </hi>. I am house-keeper to Mr. Walker, 99, Jermyn-street—on 12th February, Robinson came in and asked the price of a haddock—I told her fivepence—she gave me a half-crown—I bent it, and asked her if she had smaller change; she said, "No"—she went out of the shop, and did not take the fish—I asked her to get change, but she did not come back—I communicated with the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-61" type="surname" value="HAWKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-61" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Henry Harris, of St. James's-street—Robinson came there on 12th February, for a pennyworth of</p>
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<p>Magnesia—she gave me a shilling, and I gave her a sixpence, threepence, and two postage
<lb/>stamps—I put the magnesia in the paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and wrote on the outside—this is my writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-62" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-62" type="surname" value="ORDWAY"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-62" type="given" value="MARY JEMIMA"/>MARY JEMIMA ORDWAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 159, Piccadily—on 12th February, Robinson came in and asked for some rat poison—I served her, it came to threepence—she gave me a half-crown, which I put in the till—there was no other there—I gave her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—a policeman brought her back, I then tried the half-crown, found it bad, and gave it to the policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-63" type="surname" value="MICKLEBOROUGH"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-63" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MICKLEBOROUGH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 307). I was passing through Jermyn-street—Mrs. Boxall spoke to me, and in consequence of what she said, I followed Robinson—just at the corner of Duke-street I saw her join Roberts—they had some conversation and then parted; Robinson going down Duke-street towards King-street—Roberts stood at the corner—I followed the woman half-way down the street, and there passed her—I fetched
<hi rend="italic">A</hi> 322, and lost sight of her for a few minutes—I went into St. James'-street, and there saw both of them walking on the west side, in the direction of Piccadilly—they separated at the corner of Bennett-street, the woman going into Mr. Harris's shop, and the man went to the corner of Arlington-street, and back again—the woman rejoined the man against the Wellington Club in St. James'-street—I then went into Mr. Harris's shop, and asked what the woman had purchased, and what she had tendered, they said, a good shilling—I followed them into Piccadilly, where they separated again—the woman going into a brush shop, and the man to the corner of Arlington street, where
<hi rend="italic">A</hi> 322, took him in custody—I waited at the door of the brush shop, and when the woman was leaving, I took hold of her right hand, and put her back into the shop—I asked the last witness what the woman bad purchased, she said, three pennyworth of rat poison, and that she tendered half-a-crown—I asked her where it was, she handed me from a box, this coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—in Robinson's right hand I found 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which the last witness said she had given her in change—the female serer found on her 1½
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and a number of duplicates—I searched Robinson, and found two sixpences, sixpence in coppers, and two postage stamps—the rest of the search was made by the other constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You searched Roberts did you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I searched his trousers and waistcoat—I took his coat off, and handed it to another constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-64" type="surname" value="FRASER"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-64" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FRASER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 322). I was called by Mickleborough on 12th February—I saw the woman go into Mr. Albury's shop—I went up to Roberts, who was standing at the corner of Arlington-street—I asked him if he knew the woman that had gone into the shop, he said, "No"—I asked what she had passed to him in St. James's-street, he said, "An orange"—I took him to the station, and in the right pocket of his great-coat, I found eight counter
<lb/>feit half-crowns, and this packet of magnesia—one half-crown was separate from the others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-65" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The half-crown uttered is bad, and the other eight are bad—two of them are from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-259-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-259-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">They were both further charged with having been before convicted of like offences, to which they</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBINSON</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-259-18660226 t18660226-259-punishment-12"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERTS</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18660226-259-punishment-13" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18660226-259-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-259-18660226 t18660226-259-punishment-13"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>260.
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<interp inst="def1-260-18660226" type="given" value="ANN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN DONOVAN</hi> (35)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18660226-260-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-260-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-67" type="surname" value="SPILLMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-67" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SPILLMAN</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Mr. Barham of Pimlico—on 14th</p>
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<p>February the prisoner came there for two eggs, which came to 1½
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a bad shilling—I bent it easily with my teeth—I laid it on the counter, and she picked it up, and walked out—I followed her, and gave her into custody—I charged her with passing bad money—she said she had thrown the shilling away—I saw her raise her left hand, and put it in her mouth—the policeman caught her by the throat, but could not prevent her swallowing it—he said to her, "You have swallowed it," and she said, "Yes, and now I have licked you."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-68" type="surname" value="NORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NORRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 124). The prisoner was given into my charge—I asked her where the shilling was, and she said, "I have thrown it in the street"—I said, "Let me look at your hand"—she then put her left hand to her mouth—I saw a shilling in it—I endeavoured to prevent her swallowing it, but could not—I said, "You have swallowed it," she said, "Yes, now you are licked"—she was searched at the station, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. found upon her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-69" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I
<hi rend="italic">have</hi> known a good shilling to bend by the teeth, but not easily.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-260-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
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<p>261.
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<interp inst="def1-261-18660226" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SQUIRES</hi> (28)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18660226-261-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-261-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-71" type="surname" value="SEABROOKE"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-71" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM SEABROOKE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Horse and Groom beer-shop, Hackney-road—about 5 o'clock on 24th January, the prisoner came in, and asked for half-a-pint of ale, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling, I tried it, and found it was bad—I went the other side of the bar, and told him I had been looking for him—I said "You have been here two or three times before"—he moved round to the corner and dropped a packet, which I afterwards found to contain thirteen shillings—I gave the first shilling to my wife—I gave the prisoner into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-72" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-72" type="surname" value="SEABROOKE"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-72" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SEABROOKE</persName> </hi>. I have heard what my husband has just stated—the prisoner also came in on the previous Thursday, and had a glass of ale—he gave me a half-crown—I gave him his change—he drank his ale, and left quickly—in consequence of that I looked at the half-crown, and found it was bad—I put it in my pocket till the next morning, and then showed it to my husband, who put it in the fire, and it dropped through the bars like a piece of lead—on the Monday before the Wednesday, he came in and had a half-pint of porter, and a screw of tobacco—I knew him again—he gave me a shilling—I told him it was bad—he said, "I am very sorry, I have only a penny, and I will drink the porter"—I told my husband that he was the man I had received the bad half-crown of—I received a packet containing money from Mr. Balme who was standing in the bar, which I held until the constable came—my husband gave me a bad shilling, which I gave to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-73" type="surname" value="BALME"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-73" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BALME</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacco pipe maker, of Canal
<lb/>wharf, Mile-end-road—I was in the Horse and groom on 24th January, and I saw Mr. Seabrooke take the prisoner by the collar—I was standing on his left side—I heard something drop which sounded like money—I picked a packet up, and handed it Mr. Seabrooke—it was about a foot from the prisoner—there were shillings in it, but I do not know the number—there was no one else standing at the bar at the time the packet was dropped.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-74" type="surname" value="BURROWS"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-74" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BURROWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 90). I took the prisoner—Mrs. Seabrooke gave me these fifteen shillings—this one I have kept separate from the others—I asked the prisoner if he had any more like these, and he said,</p>
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<p>"No, the money that was dropped did not belong to me"—before he said this, I had told him there were fourteen shillings.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-75" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad, and so are the fourteen—five are from the same mould—a bad half-crown thrown into the fire would melt easily.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-261-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-261-18660226 t18660226-261-punishment-14"/>Confined Two Years</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>262.
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<interp inst="def1-262-18660226" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES EDWARDS</hi> (43)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18660226-262-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-262-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 49). On Saturday, 17th February, about 7 o'clock in the evening, I was on duty in New-street, Covent
<lb/>garden—from information I received I went after the prisoner—he was walking up King-street Covent
<lb/>garden—I said, "You have sent a little boy into a tobacconist's shop for some tobacco, and gave him a counterfeit shilling"—he said, "I took it for good"—I took him back to the tobacconist's, which is kept by Mr. Nesbitt—I asked him where he got the money from—he said he did not know exactly, and mumbled something, but I could not hear what—I asked him where he gave the little boy the shilling—he said in a public-house—I took him to the station—he there said, "I have got more on me, some one must have put them in my pocket—I searched him, and found three shillings and a florin in his left waistcoat pocket, and two shillings in his right pocket—Mr. Nesbitt gave me a shilling—I also found a sixpence, and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, good money—the boy's name was John Kennedy—he pointed to the prisoner as the man who gave him the shilling—I found some tea, sugar, and a loaf of bread on him.</p>
<p>
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<lb/>garden—on 17th February, a little boy came into my shop, and asked for an ounce of tobacco—he gave me a bad shilling—I asked him who sent him—he said, "A man"—he went away, and came back again in two or three minutes, with his father—the constable brought the prisoner back, and in his presence the boy said that he had sent him for it—I asked the prisoner where he got the shilling from—he mumbled something which I could not understand—I asked him if he had any more money to let the policeman see—he made no reply—I gave him into custody.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling which was uttered is bad—these other coins are also bad, and three of them are from the same mould as the one uttered.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-262-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-262-18660226 t18660226-262-punishment-15"/>Confined Two Years</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>263.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ROBERT WILLISON</hi> (45)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-263-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-263-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/> to em
<lb/>bezzling 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the moneys of Jules Gandet and others, his masters.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18660226-263-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-263-18660226 t18660226-263-punishment-16"/>Confined Fifteen Months</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>264.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN LIND
<lb/>SEY</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18660226-264-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-264-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing 1 shirt, and having been previously convicted.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.
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<p>265.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SMITH</hi> (64)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18660226-265-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-83" type="surname" value="ISAACS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18660226-265-offence-1 t18660226-name-83"/>John Isaacs</persName>, and stealing there-in 1 cape, his property; having been previously convicted.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18660226-265-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-265-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-265-18660226 t18660226-265-punishment-18"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t18660226-265-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-265-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18660226-266-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-266-18660226 t18660226-266-offence-1 t18660226-266-verdict-1"/>
<p>266.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT TUCKER</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18660226-266-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to feloniously forging and uttering a request for the delivery of goods.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eight, Months</hi> </rs>.
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<p>267.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES GOOD</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18660226-267-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, to embezzling 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1½
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18660226-267-offence-1 t18660226-name-86"/>William Richard Sutton</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eight Months</hi> </rs>.
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<p>268.
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<interp inst="t18660226-268-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing 1 coat, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18660226-268-offence-1 t18660226-name-88"/>Meyer Manuel</persName>; and having been previously convicted.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servi
<lb/>tude</hi> </rs>.
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<p>269.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS MANSFIELD</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18660226-269-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-269-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing 135 yards of flannel, the property of the
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-90" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-269-18660226 t18660226-269-punishment-22"/>
<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.
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<p>270.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARTHA HEARD</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18660226-270-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering and order for 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-270-18660226 t18660226-270-punishment-23"/>
<hi rend="italic">Confined Six Months</hi> </rs>.
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<interp inst="t18660226-270-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1866.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MORAN</hi> (42)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>. For a public nuisance, to which he pleaded a justification.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</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="t18660226-name-93" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I was twenty-two years in business in Mortimer-street, and have now retired on my means—six years ago I purchased the leasehold interest in five houses in Bolsover-street, and, about a year and a quarter ago, I purchased the house in question, 63, Bolsover-street—I let the houses out in apartments, and placed a deputy in the parlours of each to let it out for me—in No. 63 I entrusted that duty to a man named Simmonds and his wife from the end of September—the prisoner became the tenant of the front room, second floor in July, 1865; under my previous deputy, Mrs. Walter—he remained there till 23d January—I gave his wife notice to quit on 4th September, but they did not do so—I summoned him before a Magistrate for running after me furiously out of his room, and saying, "Now I have got you I will do for you"—he ran after me to the third floor—the Magistrate bound him over to keep the peace towards me—on 17th January I went there and saw a board five or six feet long and a frame at the end of it about eight inches deep and two or three feet long, out at the second floor front room window, on which was a paper with the words, "Bawdy House" written very conspicuously in the form of printing letters—this is the frame (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I got a broker to go and look at it—there were people in groups in the street looking at it, and there was great excitement.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When was that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On 1st January, this year—Mrs. Simmonds, my deputy, came to me at the end of September, with her husband, apparently, and said that they wanted to take the apartments, and that she was a dressmaker and her husband a carpenter—they went to the house together, I believe, but I cannot be sure of anything I have not seen—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my writing—on the day after Christmas day I let John Simmonds, the apparent husband, the room I had let to the prisoner, but Simmonds had been in the house from September—I firmly believed she was the wife of Mr. Simmonds—she was my deputy at the time this happened, and had had the letting of the various rooms from September to January—I did not try to find out for my solicitor where she had gone to—I never saw her since I found she had deceived me, which was at the police-court, when she swore she was not married to Simmonds, having told me the day previous that she would take her oath that there was no truth in the report that she was not married—she was my witness at the police-court—she said there that she had let men into the house to prostitutes; but the very day before she had told me she would take her oath that not a gentleman had been in the house since she had been there—I sent them all off because my confidence was gone, and I should have sent her off before if I had known it—I had a complaint about No. 63 in</p>
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<p>October—Mr. Atchison wrote to me to say that Mrs. Walter, my deputy, was an improper character, and next morning I called on him, and told him that Mrs. Walter had been gone out of the house for two or three weeks—he said, "If she is gone, I have nothing more to say"—I gave him the numbers of my other houses, and said that if he knew anything wrong of them I should be obliged to him to let me know—I have not found out to this day that Mrs. Walter was an improper character—Mr. Atchison is a solicitor, of, I believe, No. 78, Bolsover-street—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is his second letter—Mrs. Walter was withdrawn before the first letter was written—Nose. 62 and 63 are my houses—I never had anything to do with No. 65—(
<hi rend="italic">A letter from the Vestry of All Souls' Parish was here produced</hi>)—I do not know whether "the abandoned woman" spoken of here is Mrs. Walter—Mrs. Simmonds said she would take her oath that Mrs. Walter had not been there, but that her daughter had come for letters—if I may believe Mrs. Simmonds, prostitutes were living in the house and receiving men up to the time the board was put up—but I cleared out every woman, guilty or not guilty—this letter is dated 29th December.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Let us go on: "As these women very frequently return home in open day, followed by paramours,
<hi rend="italic">&c</hi>., I am directed to require that the house be cleared forthwith, and to intimate that any similar complaint will be submitted to the solicitor of the Duke of Portland." Is the Duke of Portland the ground landlord?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—Mrs. Simmonds was my deputy at that time—I cleared out all the women, and cleared out Mrs. Simmonds as soon as I could—she remained up to the time the board was exhibited—I will explain that; on 1st January I went there to serve the notice to quit, I opened Moran's door, and he rushed after me, and kept me nearly two hours like a prisoner in the house—the law does not allow you to take these women and turn them out—the wife of a police-constable did not complain that there were prostitutes in the house, but when I gave Mrs. Robinson, at No 58, notice, she said that Mrs. Powell, my deputy there, ought to be turned out; but I had known Mr. Powell as a respectable man holding a responsible situation for twelve years—Mrs. Robinson is a police
<lb/>man's wife—she is quiet enough—they lived in the front kitchen at 58—she never said that prostitutes had been living in that house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I will read your statement at the police-court: "His wife made a complaint about the prostitutes living in the house." Is that true, or is it not, did she complain about prostitutes lodging in the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe not, but in her fury, she is such a virago that she really said to me that I was an improper character—I told Mr. Robinson that I would have him for a tenant for years, but as to his wife, it was impossible—I have no distinct recollection of her complaining that there were prostitutes in the house—I never advised my deputies in different houses that no policeman should be taken in to lodge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I have again your statement at the police-court, "I have advised that no policeman should be taken into the house."
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That was about Mrs. Powell, that was confined to No. 58—amongst other ladies to whom these rooms were let, there were some French artificial flower makers—Mrs. Simmonds let the rooms to them—I did not go after the references—either I or my wife collected the rents—persons are sometimes out and leave the rent with the deputy—I waited on these French ladies at 63 and collected their rent, one had the second floor, and the other the Second floor back—they dressed very plain and simple, as you see them dressed in the streets of Paris—they were mother and daughter, and one of them could not speak</p>
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<p>English—I charge 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week for the first floors and 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the parlours with the rooms below, out of which I allow 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to the deputy to look after the house; 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the second floor, and 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the attics, which are square rooms; 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the whole house—I only pay ground rent—there is no house in the street to be let for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if kept in anything like repair—they are double that—I don't let them right off because I had so much trouble with the other four houses which I let yearly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many houses have you got altogether?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About ninety—I have been spending money on the repairs of these houses ever since I have had them—No. 63 is in thorough good repair—Mrs. Simmonds is about thirty or thirty-five—I cannot tell whether a woman is married by looking at her; she assured me that she was married, and her husband too—one of the French ladies is sixty or seventy, and her daughter thirty or thirty five—they seemed to be dressmaking when I went there—until I received this letter, I had not the slightest idea that there was anything wrong, and I know nothing about it now but what I have been told—there is a grandmother, mother, and daughter at the top, but I never heard anything against them—all my houses in that street are let in that way—I have had no complaints against the others—I know the character of Bolsover-street when it went by the name of Norton-street, and I always said to the persons who I let them to, "Be sure you take no loose women, and have no people that are in the habit of drinking and fighting; get working men and their wives, if you can"—if I render the place respectable, it will add to its value—the houses are very much improved; they are worth half as much again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not Mr. Hinchman, who lives in the street, complain to you? Yes—he said, "You must be careful of the houses, because the Vestry are watching you, and I am in the Vestry"—I said, "The more you watch me, the better I like it, if you will only let me know"—he did not warn me that he should bring the matter before the Vestry—I never spoke to Mr. Thomas Egleton, or he to me—I do not know him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-94" type="surname" value="BLUNT"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-94" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BLUNT</persName> </hi>. I live at 88, Newman-street, and am a commercial man—on 17th January, about half-past 8 or a quarter to 9, I was in Bolsover-street, and saw a frame projecting from the second
<lb/>floor window of No. 63, with the words "Bawdy House" on it, large enough for me to read it in the street, but I cannot swear that the words were on each side—I saw the defendant at the window where the placard was put out—there was no obstruction to the traffic at that hour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-95" type="surname" value="CRASK"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-95" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CRASK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 160). I was on duty in Bolsover-street, and saw the placard put out, with "Bawdy House" on each side of it—a dozen or eighteen people were there, but they decreased, as it was very soon read, and the board was taken in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-96" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-96" type="surname" value="SIMMONDS"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-96" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA SIMMONDS</persName> </hi>. I am not married—I live with a man—I went with him to take two rooms in this house—the prosecutor asked me if I was married, and I told him yes—he asked me how long I had been married, and I told him two years; but when I was put upon my oath, I was obliged to say the truth.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who is the man you live with?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> John Nichols, a carpenter—he went there when I first went, but we took another room afterwards—I do not know whether he is married—I did not say at the Police-court that I had heard that his wife was alive—I have let men into the house, but I do not know their business; if they have rung my bell, I have answered it—they went into the room where the French lady was, but</p>
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<p>she is not young; she is forty-two—there are other lodgers there—I have let men in who have gone up to see women living in the house—those women have not walked the streets to my knowledge—they all bad latch
<lb/>keys—they sometimes came in early and sometimes late, and so did everybody in the house—I do not know that there were any prostitutes living in the house—there was a man and his wife living in the drawing
<lb/>room—that was the lady of forty-two—two French ladies lived below—the mother was quite seventy, and the daughter forty, who had a daughter of fifteen—I lived below them, and Mrs. Randle lived in the large room—I did not inquire for their certificates—I did not let any of the rooms after December—Mr. Williams said that there was a complaint that some one had left the door open, and their paramours had followed them, but that was false—the door was repeatedly left open by the people up stairs—I did not hear complaints that prostitutes lived in the house till the parish officer came and insisted on the board being taken in—I never heard a complaint from any one but Mr. Williams.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What directions were given to you by the other defendant?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To let to no single women or prostitutes—I do not believe that any women in the house were prostitutes—I heard no complaints against Moran and his wife—he left the door open, I complained, and she was very insulting to me—her face was dreadfully furrowed, but I do not know how it was done.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">At the close of the case for the prosecution</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case to go to the Jury. Counts two and three charged that the words "Bawdy House" were published of and concerning the occupiers of the house in Bolsover-street, without mentioning the names of those persons, and were therefore bad. Count four, which charged a nuisance by causing persons to assemble in the street and obstruct passengers, was not supported by any evidence. As to the first count, the words did not impute, as the inuendo alleged, that the house was a bawdy house to the knowledge of Mr. Williams, and although it might be a libel on the house, it did not amount to a criminal offence, unless it was also a libel on an individual</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">admitted that the fourth Count failed for want of evidence. He contended that the second and third Counts were good in point of form, if the Jury believed that the libel was directed against the persons inhabiting the house. But the real issue was, no doubt, raised on the first Count; and there was abundant evidence that the defendant, out of spite, and in consequence of being summoned by Mr. Williams for a breach of the peace, intended by the words to impute the charge set forth in the inuendo/—namely, that it was a bawdy house with the consent, and by the procurement of that gentleman</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">in reply, cited the Queen</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Barrett</hi> (32
<hi rend="italic">"Law Journal," Magistrates' Cases, p</hi>. 36),
<hi rend="italic">where it was held that if the landlord of a weekly tenant, using the house as a brothel, received no additional rent, he could not be convicted of keeping a brothel after notice of the immoral occupation, simply because he did not give the tenant notice to quit. The learned Counsel also quoted the Queen</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Stannard</hi> (33 "
<hi rend="italic">Law Journal</hi>,"
<hi rend="italic">Magistrates' Cases, p</hi>. 61),
<hi rend="italic">where it was held that a landlord, letting the rooms of a house weekly to young women who, to his knowledge, used them for purposes of prostitution, could not be convicted of keeping a disorderly house, if he only went to his house to collect his rents, received no share of the girls' earnings, and had no other control over them than the right to end their tenancies. It was, therefore, clear, from these cases, that the libel could not affect Mr. Williams, who did not live in the house, and who was in much the same position as the defendant Stannard</hi>.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">said that there was some evidence of malice, which might support the inuendo of malice in the first Count, and could not withdraw the case from the Jury</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then called the following Witnesses for the Defence</hi>:—</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-97" type="surname" value="STARLING"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-97" type="given" value="THOMAS JEREMIAH"/>THOMAS JEREMIAH STARLING</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber and builder, and have lived at 40, Bolsover-street, four years—that is opposite 63, which has been occupied since about a month after Christmas, 1864, by persons who I always thought, by their appearance, were disreputable characters—I have seen them going out and in at various times in the day and night, up to half-past 2 in the morning; women, and men following them—I have seen cabs drive up to 59—a woman then goes in first, and in five minutes she comes to the door and holds up her finger, and the gentleman goes in—they have been different gentlemen in all cases—I have seen that fifty times in the twelve months—I have seen three different ladies do that—they have latch-keys, and I have seen them go in and leave the door unlatched, and the gentlemen go in—I have seen those ladies soliciting gentlemen in Portland-place—it has been a nuisance to me and my family, and a pecuniary loss also—my first floor stood empty four months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you know that Mr. Williams was the owner of the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I made no complaint to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-98" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-98" type="surname" value="STARLING"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-98" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MART ANN STARLING</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—I have seen most disreputable characters for the last twelve months going in and out of No. 63 at all hours of the day and night, both ladies and gentlemen—the ladies lived in the house—they bring gentlemen home, and I have seen three and four in one day setting down in a cab, by night as well as day—I have seen those ladies in Portland-place and Regent-street, and soliciting gentlemen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How late have you seen them soliciting gentlemen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Up to 12 o'clock at night—the last time I came through the street and saw one it was 12 o'clock at night—I mean to swear that that person was living in the house—she was a stout person—it was just before Christmas.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-99" type="surname" value="KIRKMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-99" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KIRKMAN</persName> </hi>. I have retired from business, and have lived at 76, Bolsover-street, seven years—that is on the same side as 63, some distance off—I am a vestryman of St. Marylebone—I have not seen anything particular going on at 63; but, six or seven months ago, in consequence of what my neighbours said, I told Mr. Williams that it was a serious matter, that there was no doubt the house was very badly let, and that it could be proved that women lived in the house who walked the streets for their living, and that if it was not altered, the Vestry would take the matter up—he appeared not to like what I said, and we separated.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What did Mr. Williams really say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said, "You must not believe all you hear," and that there was a complaining party in the house, and he would get rid of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-100" type="surname" value="EGGLETON"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-100" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EGGLETON</persName> </hi>. I live at 73, Bolsover-street, on the same side as 63, and am a wholesale blind manufacturer—I know No. 63 very well, and have been accosted to go there—the first time was a fortnight before Christmas, when two ladies met me, and one said, "Will you go home with me, my dear?"—I said, "Where do you reside?"—she said, "A little way up the street here"—they told me that they lived at No. 63—I have never been with them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever see them at the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; but I know it was badly conducted from what my neighbours said, and it was very much depreciating my property—I have not spoken to Mr. Williams, but my neighbours have, and he treated them very disrespectfully.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you anything to do with this board?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but I saw it up—I have heard that on a requisition to the parish, the house would be prosecuted, and we intended to try and do it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-101" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-101" type="surname" value="ADDISON"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-101" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE ADDISON</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 64, Bolsover-street—I have stood at my door and seen gay women go into No. 63, and gentlemen in white kid gloves follow them, and dogs after them—I have seen those ladies walking in Portland-place—three or four have lived there since Mr. Williams took the house—they vary at different times; some leave, and fresh ones come in—persons from that house have walked the streets during the last twelve months—I have seen them look at gentlemen, and come home with them in Hansoms and go into the house, which has been a nuisance to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who lives in your house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> My lodgers—some of them are single young women, I believe—they go out to needlework—there are two or three of them—they are dressmakers, I believe—I do not know whether they are dressmakers of the same kind as those at 63—no gentle
<lb/>men visit the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-102" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-102" type="surname" value="OSBORNE"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-102" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE OSBORNE</persName> </hi>. I live at 41, Buckingham-street; the landlord's entrance is in Bolsover-street, near No. 63, which has been a thorough bad house for the last two months—I have seen ladies go in there with gentlemen—there was a lady on the second floor named Emma Moore, who was kept by a gentleman named Nat Savage, who drives in his coach and horse up Bolsover-street now—he lodges at No. 66, Mrs. Dawkins'—he is an old gentleman—I have seen Mrs. Simmonds open the door to gentlemen, and let them in and out—I know she used to let the parlours out occasionally for temporary affairs to gentlemen and ladies who did not lodge in the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that the prosecutor had heard this evidence with the greatest astonishment, and would consent to a verdict for the defendant on the plea of justification</hi>.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18660226-271-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>272.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN PALMER</hi> (20)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18660226-272-offence-1 t18660226-name-104"/>John Morris</persName>, with intent to rob him.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-105" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-105" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman, in the employ of Solomon and Co., of Houndsditch—on 2d February, I had been to Deptford to see a relation who was ill—I returned to town by train, and walked over London
<lb/>bridge to Gracechurch-street—I entered Talbot-court, and was followed by three men—one of them put his arm round my throat, and kept my head back while two others rifled my trousers' pockets—I was then on the ground, and they held me there till I became almost senseless—they found I had no money in my trousers' pockets, and threw me violently on the ground—I fell on my hat—the prisoner is one of them, but not the man who put his arm round my neck—he rifled my pockets, and assisted in throwing me on the ground—one of my pockets was torn completely out and the other is torn, but I had nothing there—I had 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in my waistcoat-pocket, which I kept all right—they left me on the ground and went towards Gracechurch-street—I called "Police!" and followed them—they had not left the court—the policeman met them half way, and stopped them a very short distance off—I gave them in charge—I did not lay hold of them, as I was bleeding from my nose, and my face was saturated with blood—the constable took the prisoner; the other two got away—I did not see Mrs. Hodgson there, as I was in such a state of agitation and suffering.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When the policeman took me, you said, "I think that is</p>
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<p>the man that rifled my pockets?"
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. No—I am positive you are the man—you were not out of my sight, except momentarily, as you turned the court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-107" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MORRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). After I came out of the court I was in the road, but I have no recollection of the blow which the lady saw, I was in such a state of agitation—I followed the men in the road with my hat in my hand.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-108" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MCQUEEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 807). I was on duty in Gracechurch-street, and heard a cry of "Police!" near Talbot-court—I saw the prisoner and two other men come from the court together, and turn up Gracechurch-street at a quick pace, slowly followed by Morris, who got into the middle of the road with his hat in his hand, calling "Police!"—I stopped the prisoner, and tried to take the other two, but they escaped—Morris gave the prisoner into my charge—he was suffering very much and bleeding from the mouth and nose, and his trousers were torn—the prisoner said, "You tell a wicked lie; I have come from the other side of the water"—I found nothing on him but a pair of stockings—he refused his address—I did not see him strike Morris.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I was walking over London
<lb/>bridge, and heard a cry of "Police;" I looked round, and the policeman got hold of me, and said he saw me leave the court; the prosecutor gave me in charge, and next morning at the station-house, he said I was one of the three that rifled his pockets.</p>
<p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-272-18660226 t18660226-272-punishment-24"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>:—</p>
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<p>273.
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<interp inst="def1-273-18660226" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-273-18660226" type="age" value="29"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES HARRI
<lb/>SON</hi> (29)</persName>
<rs id="t18660226-273-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18660226-273-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-273-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing a post letter, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18660226-273-offence-1 t18660226-name-110"/>Her Majesty's Post
<lb/>master General</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<p>274.
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<interp inst="def1-274-18660226" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BOXALL</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18660226-274-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to feloniously forging and uttering a bank bill of Exchange, with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18660226-274-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing out of a post letter a bank post bill, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18660226-274-offence-2 t18660226-name-112"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-274-18660226 t18660226-274-punishment-26"/>
<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servi
<lb/>tude.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18660226-274-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<p>275.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WELLINGTON LOSEMORE</hi> (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18660226-275-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-275-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to stealing a bill of exchange for 2, 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18660226-275-offence-1 t18660226-name-114"/>Pierre Isnard</persName> and another, his masters; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">who</hi>
<hi rend="italic">recommended him to mercy.—
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<interp inst="t18660226-275-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-275-punishment-27" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-275-18660226 t18660226-275-punishment-27"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs> </hi>.
<rs id="t18660226-275-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18660226-275-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-275-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18660226-276-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-276-18660226 t18660226-276-offence-1 t18660226-276-verdict-1"/>
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<p>276.
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<interp inst="def1-276-18660226" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-276-18660226" type="age" value="28"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HENRY LAWRENCE TREEN</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18660226-276-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-276-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering an order for the payment of 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with intent to refraud.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18660226-276-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-276-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18660226-276-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-276-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-276-18660226 t18660226-276-punishment-28"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited</hi>.</rs> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18660226-277-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-277-18660226 t18660226-277-offence-1 t18660226-277-verdict-1"/>
<p>277.
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<interp inst="def1-277-18660226" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-277-18660226" type="age" value="21"/>
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<interp inst="def1-277-18660226" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CAUNTER</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18660226-277-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18660226-277-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-277-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing 12 pairs of trousers of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18660226-277-offence-1 t18660226-name-117"/>Thomas Bishop</persName> and another, after a former conviction.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-277-18660226 t18660226-277-punishment-29"/>
<hi rend="italic">Confined Fifteen Months.</hi> </rs>
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<p>278.
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<interp inst="def1-278-18660226" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS MEE</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18660226-278-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-278-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to stealing 1 watch and chain and other articles, value 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and a bill of exchange for 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the property of William Most, in his dwelling-house;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18660226-278-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering an order for the payment of 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-278-18660226 t18660226-278-punishment-30"/>
<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months</hi>.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18660226-278-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18660226-279-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-279-18660226 t18660226-279-offence-1 t18660226-279-verdict-1"/>
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<p>279. , and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE PURRUCKER</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18660226-279-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-279-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to stealing 4 table-covers and other articles;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18660226-279-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-279-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> 43 yards of plush, and 3 table-covers;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18660226-279-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-279-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> 48 yards of plush, and 10 table-covers;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18660226-279-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-279-offence-4" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> 6 other table-covers, the property of
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-120" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18660226-279-offence-4 t18660226-name-120"/>John Downie</persName> his master.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-279-18660226 t18660226-279-punishment-31"/>
<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months</hi> </rs>.
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<p>280.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN DAVY WEEKES</hi> (36)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the property of
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-123" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-123" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BATTY</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer of 11, Howard-place, Kennington
<lb/>park-road—on 17th July, I met the defendant—I knew that he was an attorney—I had had one transaction with him before—he was the attorney in a bill transaction—he asked me bow I was getting on—I said, "Pretty well, but I am short of money"—he said, "If you want money, I can find you a little"—I said 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. would be of service—he said, "If you will have a bill drawn and accepted, I will get you some money"—a bill was obtained by him—he drew it for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and I accepted it—he took it, and said he should be able to let me have the money in two hours, if I would call at his office, as he had a friend who had some money, and he could get any little amount of that kind—no consideration for his trouble was arranged at that time; but when I saw him at his office he said, "You must pay me 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I called again the next day to know if he had cashed the bill—he said the bill had not been cashed—I called for three weeks, and sometimes three times a day, but could get no tidings of the bill being cashed, or get the money—he said, "I have not got the money for you yet, Mr. Batty; if you look in again, I may have it"—he did not tell me he had parted with the bill—Mr. Bailey afterwards called and pre
<lb/>sented the bill to my wife, and in consequence of what she said, I called on Mr. Bailey on Monday morning at 8 o'clock, and acknowledged my signature—that was the first I knew of his having the bill—I arranged with him to meet me at Mr. Weekes' office to give up the bill, or pay the money—we met there, and Mr. Weekes had each of us in separate rooms, and discussed the matter separately—I went in first—he said, "I will see what can be done in the matter"—after that, he called in Mr. Bailey; but I left the room first, and he saw Mr. Bailey in the same room—I heard them quarrelling, and rushed in and found them fighting—I did not succeed in getting the bill or the money—Mr. Bailey is sueing me on it now—when I gave it to Weekes, he said, "If I cannot cash it, I will return it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say you had one transaction with him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, about December, 1863—he was the attorney for a clerk of mine, in reference to a bill—a friend of mine wished for a little money—I owed him 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and he wished me to draw a bill for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—my clerk took it and brought back a bill, which I threw in the fire—I supposed it to be the original bill, but it was only a copy—I had sent it to my friend,</p>
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<p>but he had received no money by the first post, and sent it back to me by my clerk—that is the only transaction that I had with Mr. Weekes—what
<lb/>ever my clerk did with him, is unknown to me—it has come to my know
<lb/>ledge that my clerk has had dealings with Weekes as for me—I have pro
<lb/>perty at Norwood—Mr. Weekes is not negotiating to raise money on it for me—I have not given him a list of the property—I gave him a rough draft to take a copy from for a Mr. Lanbam—that was for a loan which I was negotiating in a friendly manner with a gentleman in the city—he made a fresh copy, because I wanted it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Why did you give it to an attorney to copy, when you had a clerk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He offered to make it—when I called on him, I said, "I want a copy of that Mr. Weekes, can you oblige me?"—that was in July or August—it was about a week or a few days before that matter occurred, that I asked him to make the copy—I mean to say I did not tell him anything about a loan when I went to him—I only said, "I want a copy of this"—he re
<lb/>turned the original—I could not get my clerk to do it; I have no clerk—he did not ask me the name of the gentleman who was going to advance the money—I did not pay him for that; he has never made any charge—whenever he pleases, I shall be willing to pay—I have never done other business with him, only in connexion with my clerk—I have speculated very little; my company in the Strand is wound up—I wanted money to carry on my business—I have gone there on Saturday and said, "I must have money at any cost to pay my men to
<lb/>night," but that is since this bill—I cannot say what agreement there was at the moment, but within half an hour, there was an agreement for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he was to get it discounted—nothing was said about his having anything beyond the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or rendering himself liable—I did not ask him to do it—he asked me—I called at his office from that day up to Saturday, 5th July—he told me there was a gentleman coming that day for the bill—I do not know that Mr. Bailey went on the Saturday—I waited there an hour and a half or two hours for the cash, as Weekes said if I waited, the cash would be brought back in an hour—I do not know that Bailey called there that day—a gentleman called on me that Saturday night, who left the name of Bailey, and no doubt it was Mr. Bailey, the now holder of the bill—I was not at home—my wife told me what she stated to Mr. Bailey—she did not recognise my signature on it, but said that she believed it was it—I called on Mr. Bailey at 8 o'clock on Monday, and assured him that it was my signature—he said that knowing it was my signature, he did not return on Saturday with the cash—I ac
<lb/>knowledged it as my signature—it was after that, that I heard the scuffling—Bailey is not a strong man; he is a small man—they were fighting about some documents, and some business between them I believe—Weekes said he would send for a policeman, and that he must have the bill back again—I heard nothing of the bill till Bailey sued me on it—my solicitor is Mr. Casen, of Bloomsbury
<lb/>square—I believe, from what Bailey has said, he has never given a farthing for this bill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MBTCALFB</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What money would Bailey have paid if he had not a doubt about your signature?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. taking his own debt out of it, which Bailey always wished to do—he was always willing to pay the rest of the money to me, but not the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—when they were struggling about the bill, he was anxious to get it—if I could have got the whole 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I would have taken it, but not the 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I refused to have anything to do with it, and put it in the hands of my solicitor at once—the prisoner was to have 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for getting it discounted, and 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for Mr. Bailey—I arranged to give him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<p>or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. before that—10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was for discount, and his 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. debt—I was only to get the 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have been asked about a transaction in 1863; you say you sent a bill up to a friend, your clerk took it, your friend did not want it, and your clerk brought back what you believed to be the bill; is this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) the bill you sent up to your friend?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> This is the original bill I believe, and this is the receipt I had from Mr. Weekes—this bill is drawn by Sim
<lb/>mister, my clerk—I say that he brought back a copy, which I believed to be the genuine bill, and destroyed it—it passed from Simmister to a person named Aise, and I was sued on it—I forgave my clerk—I paid Mr. Weekes 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in his office, as I thought that was the best way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-124" type="given" value="ALBERT WILLIAM"/>ALBERT WILLIAM BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I am a photographer, of 38, Camberwell-road Walworth—I hold the bill of exchange for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which has been produced—Mr. Weekes gave it to me; he owed me about 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I had called on him several times previously, and on the last occasion, he said that he had not got the money, but he had a bill if I liked to cash that, and give him the balance, I could have my money; that he got it for money due to him from a Mr. Batty, a gentleman living at 196, Marlborough-road, an engineer, I believe, and who he said was as good as gold—he said nothing about his having it from Mr. Batty to get it discounted, nor did he say anything about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said that I was to cash it, and stop my 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and give him the rest—this was Saturday, 5th August—I went to Mr. Batty the same day, and saw his wife—he came to me on Monday morning, and we went to Mr. Weekes—we went in together, but were in separate offices—I saw Weekes first; he said that he wanted his bill—I said I would not give it to him until he gave me 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he locked the door and said I should not go out until I gave it him—he sent for a constable, but I never saw one—I could have paid the bill, but I thought I had lent enough, and after it became due, I served Mr. Batty with a writ on 11th January, this year—the action is standing for trial.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who is your attorney?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mr. Chipperfield—he showed me this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) before the bill became due—I believe it was the same week that I received the bill—I did not read the whole con
<lb/>tents of it—it is a bill at two months—when it became due, I got a writ out against Mr. Batty—I could not see him before January—I got the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill for nothing, but I could not get anything for it—on the Saturday when I was there, I did not see Mr. Batty—I never saw him in my life until the Monday—I cannot say whether there was somebody there who I could not see—I do not know where Mr. Weekes went to from his office; whether he went to communicate with any body—I went there for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that was due to me, lent to Mr. Weekes—these are the IOU's—I had not IOU's for the whole amount, only for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and I gave him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for an under lease which he drew up just before 25th March—he gave me no acknowledgment for that—I have been dealing with him over twelve months—he managed two actions for me, one of which I recovered—that came off last March—he did not send me in a bill of costs; I paid him as I went on—the last sum I paid him was 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I cannot tell you when it was, because I cannot keep it in my head—I gave him a cheque for it—it was in the latter end of last year—it was about March when the action came off—I was there on 5th August—I had been there on the previous Monday, and he told me he would call on Saturday, and he should be able to pay me—he was doing business for me then—I positively swear he said I was to take 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of that bill—I did not take his 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. because I was authorized by Mr. Batty</p>
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<p>not to do so—supposing the bill had been genuine, I ought to have paid him 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; but it was not genuine—I called at Batty's house on Saturday night, and he called on me on Monday—he told me not to hand the money to Mr. Weekes—if he had not told me that, I should have handed him over the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if I had known it was genuine, but it was far from genuine—it was not in consequence of what Batty said that I did not pay Weekes the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for I should not like to give Mr. Weekes any 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of my money, and I would not do it—Batty said that I was to hand it to Mr. Weekes—I do not recollect that Batty asked me to give the bill up to him—I believe there was some document or authority from Weekes to that effect, but I did not do so, because I was advised not by my solicitor—I did not give him the I O U's—I have got them and the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. still, and now I am sueing him—he managed the action of Bailey
<hi rend="italic">v</hi>. Atherton for me, but not Bailey
<hi rend="italic">v</hi>. Benton, or Bailey
<hi rend="italic">v</hi> Herries—I have had dealings with him, but never sued him on an agreement—I am not a money
<lb/>lender; I have got no money to lend—I forget whether there was an agreement with Mr. Hunt in reference to some furniture in Clare
<lb/>market—I will not swear that he did not sue for me on that in the name of Hunt—I cannot recollect the name—I paid him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for writing one letter in Bailey
<hi rend="italic">v</hi>. Winchamber, and in Bailey
<hi rend="italic">v</hi>. Roberts he was paid—he could not send me in a bill of costs, because it was paid at the time—this was all done at a public-house—he never threatened to give me in custody for felony—he gave me some papers from his office—I did not take any papers while he was absent from his office—he gave them to me—I went to a public-house, and he followed me—I do not know whether he sent for a policeman—I did not go away—I stopped there an hour and a half—I never heard that he charged me with stealing the papers—they did not drop out of my coat—they were given to me to draw documents up, and I took proceedings in an action—I heard him say that he had sent for a policeman—I did not
<hi rend="italic">mizzle</hi> the moment I heard that—I staid two hours after that, if not more—I took no notice of what he said.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you known Mr. Weekes for some time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I wish I had not—having seen so much of him, I would not have trusted any name except Mr. Batty's—I paid him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. expressly to get a bill stamped, and I lost the action through it, as the deed was never stamped—the Judge showed it to me in the County Court—Weekes did not offer to pay me 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to release the bill—he put me off from time to time, and said he would get it for me—he said nothing to me about not coming as a witness—I have never seen or heard of him in this case—he drew up a document, which he wanted me to sign, not to take proceedings about the bill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you went to Batty's on the Saturday, did you go straight from the prisoner's office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I do not know whether he knew where I was going—I rather think he thought I was going to the bank, to cash it at once—I told him I should make inquiries, and see whether Batty's signature was all right—he said, "It is as good as gold—you have no reason to trouble yourself"—I said, "I shall see whether it is good."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case for the Jury to consider. It was proved that this was a bill drawn by the defendant for the accommodation of the prosecutor, and that no debt of</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">was due by Batty to Weekes. In Byles on Bills</hi>, 6
<hi rend="italic">th edition, page</hi> 100,
<hi rend="italic">the relation of accommodation-drawer, and acceptor was defined, and it was clear that they were joint owners, under
<lb/>taking</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">mutually to meet the bill, when due, in the proportion in which they received funds from it, when discounted. He contended, therefore, first, that a joint owner could not be a bailee. He could not make a contract of bailment with his co-owner, and whatever agreement they made, must be in the nature of a trust. This accounted for the sections in the Larceny Act, applicable to fraudulent trustees, because, if fraudulent trustees could be treated as bailees, those sections would be perfectly unnecessary. He also contended, secondly, that even assuming that a joint owner could be a bailee, the contract of bailment here had not been broken. A joint owner of goods could not maintain trover against his co-owner in respect of any act of the latter consistent with his ownership</hi> (2 Williams and Saunderson, O. 47),
<hi rend="italic">and everything which the defendant had done in this case was consistent with his position as drawer of an accom
<lb/>modation bill</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on the same side, dwelt on the fact that, if there were any con
<lb/>tract of bailment at all, it was to turn the bill into money, in order to produce to Batty</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">There was nothing in that to prevent Weekes getting</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">from Bailey, and supplying the</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">out of his own pocket, to make up the full amount. The negotiation between Weekes and Bailey did not result in the bill being discounted. The prosecutor interposed, and forbad Bailey to carry out the arrangement with Weekes. There was never any conversion which would support an action of trover, and, in the Queen</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Jackson</hi> (9 Cox's Criminal Cases, p. 505),
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BARON MARTIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ruled that the conversion must be analogous to larceny, and that there were many instances of conversion sufficient to maintain an action of trover, which were not sufficient to support a conviction under the statute</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, argued that there was abundant evidence for the Jury. The bailment was to return the bill to Batty, or</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s in cash. The defendant gave it to a creditor, who was pressing him, in payment of a debt, and put it out of his own power to fulfil the contract. There was, therefore, as much a conversion, when Weekes put the bill into the hands of Bailey, as if he had discounted it for</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and put the</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">in his pocket</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">held that a joint owner might be a bailee, and that the defendant had parted with the bill under circumstances which were not in conformity with the arrangement made with the prosecutor. So far the defendant was wrong; but Bailey was bailee for both Batty and Weekes and if Weekes intended to appropriate the</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">there was no act shewing that intention. The bill was never discounted, and nothing was advanced upon it. Bailey held it wrongfully, and it might be recovered from him by the person who had the right to the pos
<lb/>session of it. There was no conversion by the defendant analogous so larceny, and therefore no case for the Jury to consider</hi>.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN DAVY WEPXES</hi> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by false representations.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-126" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID ROSE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the cashiers of the Union Bank of London—Mr. Ella, late of Gresham-street, kept an account there; but it has not been operated on for some time—he has gone abroad, and there are only a few shillings left—on 14th Februrary, about 11 o'clock, the prisoner came and presented this cheque for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I asked him where he got it—he said from Mr. Marks, of Houndsditch, to whom it was payable—I asked him to come with me to Mr. Marks—we first went to Mr. Ella's, and</p>
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<p>found he had gone, and then went to Mr. Marks—he pointed out one of the Mr. Marks as the person, but they both denied it—I then took him to the bank, and asked him where he got the cheque, and if he had forged it—he said that another boy and he had done it between them—I gave him in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-127" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TYLER</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant, of 13, Gresham-street—I know John Ella—he left England, for Australia, in October, 1862—I act for him, under a power of attorney, in his business—he transferred it to me—this cheque is not signed by him, or by his authority—I should be the only person to whom it could come—on the morning of 14th February, on arriving at the office, I found three drawers in my private office forcibly opened—in one of which was Mr. Ella's cheque-book—it did not occur to me then, but the next morning, when I saw that the prisoner had been apprehended, I found that five cheques had been torn out at the end of the book, Nos. 49, 696 to 49, 699—the prisoner was office
<lb/>lad to Messrs. Smyth and Pim, solicitors in the same building, and had frequently come into my office on messages—he was acquainted with the time that my clerks would be away—I also missed two cancelled cheques, with Mr. Ella's signature on them, which might be imitated.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-128" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN MARKS</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale stationer, of 72, Houndsditch—I never saw the prisoner before—I never gave him this cheque—1 know nothing about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-129" type="surname" value="ROSE"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-129" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID ROSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The last witness is the gentleman who the prisoner pointed out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I do not remember doing it.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of Uttering. Recommended to Mercy by the Jury on account of his youth.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18660226-281-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEWCOURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq</hi>.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Hall, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">defended Winter</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-137" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, F</hi>). On 22d January, I went to the King's Head, Little White Lion-street, Seven Dials, which is kept by the prisoner Hall—it was about a quarter past 11 at night—I had been watching the house—I went through the bar into the tap-room—Hall was serving in the bar, and in the tap
<lb/>room Winter, Linton, Hayes, Cummings, and Mill's were sitting round the fire, apparently in close conversation—Winter was was sitting on a chair with her back towards me, Cummings sitting on her left hand, Hayes on her right, and Mills was sitting on the edge of a table close by the fire—Hayes, Linton, and Cummings upon seeing us, pointed to Winter and then to the fire—Sergeant Hamlyn was with me—Winter threw a small paper packet on the fire—I rushed towards the fire-place, but was obstructed by Hayes, Linton, and Cumming—I pushed them on one side, and took the packet off the fire, which contained six counterfeit shillings—Linton and Cummings attempted to escape, but were immediately brought back by Sergeant Hamlyn, who afterwards stood at the door—Goldsmith opened the door, looked in, and then ran away—Hamlyn brought him back—I said to him, "
<hi rend="italic">Charley</hi>, let me see what you have got about you"—he said, "Stand off, you b—," and attempted to strike me, but Hamlyn pre
<lb/>vented him—I did not search him then—I searched the room, and in the</p>
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<p>left hand corner, under one of the supports, were several packets, some wrapped in a dirty rag, some in a slipper, and some in brown paper—I pro
<lb/>duce them—the packets contained, as far as I remember, five crowns, twenty-two half-crowns, ninety-one florins, and 181 shillings—I called Hall in the room, and said, "How do you account for having all this bad money in your possession?"—he said, "I cannot help what my customers do"—I asked him who the slipper belonged to—he said, "That has been knocking about here for some time, and has been worn by that man," pointing to Hayes—Hayes said he had worn it because he had a bad foot—Hall said, after Goldsmith had left the room, that he had been out of the house about half an hour, but that he had been in company with the prisoners for two hours previously—I obtained the assistance of Inspector West and another constable, and I fetched my father—when I went back, I made a further search in the room, and found a large hole in the floor where the prisoners had been sitting—it was covered over by a piece of loose board—I said to Hall, "This hole was cut out for a purpose"—he said, "I was not aware it was there"—he said it led to his cellar—the door leading to the cellar was locked—we obtained the key from Hall, and went down—the side of the hole was about a foot long, and seven inches wide—when we were in the cellar I said to Hall, "This seems to have been cut out for a purpose, and very handy for the class of customers who use your house"—he said, "If I turned those away, I might as well shut up my house"—I said, "It is a pity you have not taken the advice I gave you so repeatedly"—he said if he knew it was coming to this, he would have given me information, or words to that effect—I have told him over and over again, that if he did not get rid of the class of customers that used his house, it would get him into serious trouble—I took Mills to the station, and on the way he said, "If I
<hi rend="italic">split</hi>, shall I get off?"—I said I could hold him out no inducement—he said the prisoners had given the girl the
<hi rend="italic">office</hi> to throw the money into the fire, and that Hall and Goldsmith were as bad as any of them, and that Hayes supplied the money—nothing was found in the cellar.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had Hall been in that house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Eight weeks.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Goldsmith. Q.</hi> Did you ever see me in that house before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Frequently, and with those prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hayes. Q.</hi> How long were you obstructed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Scarcely a second, because I pushed you all away—the paper packet was not burnt, because there was some fresh coke upon the fire, and it fell on the coke.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cummings. Q.</hi> How far was the tap-room door from the fire?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Perhaps four or five paces—I went direct from the door to the fire-place, and pushed you on one side amongst others—that is what I term obstruction—I should think the packet was on the fire about a quarter of a minute—I did not search the female prisoner, nor any of the others at the time—I will swear that—I do not recollect hearing you speak to me of the prisoners—I said you were all together, as if in deep conversation—I can swear that you are one of the most notorious mutterers and makers of counterfeit coin in London—I remember you fourteen or fifteen years ago, when you lived in Duck-lane, Westminster—I never found any coun
<lb/>terfeit coin in your house, because you were so barricaded up, that we could not get into it—I have found fragments of moulds in your house, and plaster of Paris—I never found any counterfeit coin upon you—I knew that your name was Cummings fourteen years ago.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Mills. Q.</hi> Did you ever see me in company with these men before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-138" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAMLYN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, F</hi>). On 22d January, I went with Inspector Brannan to Hall's house—we passed through the bar into the tap
<lb/>room, found Cumming, Mills, Winter, Hayes, and Linton there—Hall was serving in the bar as we passed through—they were all sitting round the fire—Goldsmith pushed open the door, looked in, and then went away—I brought him back—Brannan told him he would search him, and whilst he was doing so, Goldsmith made a blow at him, which I stopped—I saw Brannan find this money in the left hand corner of the room, concealed from view—we had to use a lamp to find it—I remained while Brannan went for his father—the money was on the table—I had all the prisoners in the room at the time—Goldsmith said if it was not for the b—bit of wood that I had, I should not keep him there—I had my staff in my belt—about an hour after, Brannan, his father, and Inspector West came—we had assistance from the station when Brannan left—he did not leave until after we had got the assistance—we did not search any of the prisoners there—I searched Goldsmith at the station, and found two brass chains, a pocket-book, a florin, and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers—8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was found on Hall in gold, also a watch, a gold guard, and some keys—Winter gave me her address, 3, Cross-street, Eagle-street, City-road—I went there and found this card, "Mr. Charley, King's Head, Little White Lion-street, Seven Dials—Goldsmith is known by that name—Linton said he lodged in a lodging-house at Westminster, but could not say where.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Goldsmith. Q.</hi> You admit I was not in the room when the counterfeit coin was found?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, that was before you came in—I did not see Brannan search you, and take a florin from your pocket—I never saw you before this time—I never knew you to be convicted, or at a police-station before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Mills. Q.</hi> Did you ever see me in that house before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say I did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Goldsmith. Q.</hi> Did you ever know my name?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You are known at the King's Head by the name of "Charley," and also by the person that brought you food at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cummings. Q.</hi> Did Mr. Brannan search in the tap-room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not see him—I swear that—I never saw you in company of any of those prisoners before—I searched you at the station, and found a pocket-book, a brass ring and a pair of spectacles.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-139" type="surname" value="BRANNAN"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-139" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I was fetched to the King's Head, Little White Lion-street by Inspector Brannan, about midnight on 22d January—that house is kept by Hall—Hall and the other prisoners were in the tap-room—which is separated from the bar by a partition, and there appeared to be a small piece of glass in the wainscot, so that anyone in the bar could see into the tap-room—I said, "Mr. Hall, my name is Brannan, I received information that you were an extensive dealer in counterfeit coin, I also received instruc
<lb/>tions from the solicitor to the Mint, to look after you."—I looked at the table where the coin was, and said, "This is pretty good proof that my informa
<lb/>tion is correct"—the coin on the table consisted of 5 crowns, 42 half-crowns, 91 florins, 175 shillings, and six I received from my son which it was stated Winter had—on the first occasion I stated that there were 22 half-crowns, that was a mistake—Hall said, "I can say nothing to it," and he repeated that to almost every word I said—I told him we came there with a search warrant, but at that time it was not made out in his name, but that of his predecessor—this came upon me unexpectedly, and I had not time to get it altered—I next spoke to Cummings, I said, "
<hi rend="italic">Bob</hi>, well here we meet again"—he said, "Mr. Brannan, you never had me in custody for uttering a counterfeit farthing"—I said, "I am not aware that there has been such</p>
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<p>counterfeit coin in circulation"—I then said to Hayes, "Charley you are suspected of being in this, and I believe you are one of them"—he said, "I am sure you do not know me, Mr. Brannan, I have not been three weeks from America"—I replied, "I know that is incorrect, for I have had you under observation above three months"—I took the coin, and took the prisoners to the station—I received a message next morning from Mills, and I went to his cell—I said, "Do you want to see me in reference to this case, because if so, I can hold you out no inducement"—he said, "They are all in it, and the landlord is as bad as the lot"—I have known this house to be frequented by coiners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEL LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you made enquiries about Winter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the result is very favourable to her, until within a couple of months she has borne a good character—she has been living with Linton, and has been made a dupe of by him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Goldsmith. Q.</hi> Did you ever see me in that house before
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but I have seen you in the neighbourhood—I never saw you in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Linton. Q.</hi> Have you any knowledge of my being at the house.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have Seen you going to it and coming from it more than once.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Mills. Q.</hi> Did you ever see me in that house before.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, because I had not been in it before myself, but I have seen you in the neighbour
<lb/>hood—I was within view of the house when I saw you come from it</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hayes. Q.</hi> Did I not tell you I had been from America three months?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, three weeks.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cummings. Q.</hi> You say this counterfeit coin was lying upon the table.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was on the table when I arrived—I do not mean to say you are the person who placed it there—I have known you since 1837—my first visit to you was in Duck-lane, Westminster.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-140" type="surname" value="WEST"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, F</hi>). On 23d January I was sent for to Hall's house by Inspector Brannan—I went through the bar into the tap
<lb/>room—the whole of the prisoners and the two Brannans were there—I heard the elder Brannan ask the prisoners how they accounted for being in possession of the counterfeit coin that was lying on the table—Hall replied, "I cannot say anything to it"—he was the only one that replied—In the presence of all the prisoners, I heard Inspector Brannan describe how he had found the coin; he also mentioned about the prisoners giving the "office" to Winter, and her throwing a packet into the fire—he pointed out a hole in the floor—he said, "I must see what you have down there"—Hall said, "I will get you the key," which he did—I and Inspector Brannan then went down into the cellar—when Brannan pointed out the hole, he said, "This hole is cut out for a purpose, and it is very convenient for the sort of customers you have in your house"—Hall said, "I never saw it before"—Brannan said, "I am sorry you have not attended to repeated cautions, and that you should not have had more thought for yourself"—Hall said, "If I drive such characters away from my house, I may as well shut it up altogether, but if I thought it was coming to this, I should have given infor
<lb/>mation, certainly"—Brannan said, "That would have been a wise course, instead of which, you have traded in this way ever since you have been in the house"—Hall made no reply—I took him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Goldsmith. Q.</hi> Did you ever see me in that house before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>, Yes, I have—I have known you by the name of
<hi rend="italic">Charley</hi>'—I have not seen, you in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-141" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-141" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HILLIABD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Hilliard, of 3, Cross-street, Eagle-street, City-road—I know Linton by the name of Winter—he has lived with Winter at my house, as man and wife about two months.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know how he obtained his living?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When he took my place he represented himself as a jeweller from West minister.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-142" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-142" type="given" value="ELIAS"/>ELIAS MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am a pie
<lb/>shop keeper at Knightsbridge—on 17th November, Mills came for a twopenny meat-pie, for which he gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—and after he had eaten it he said, "Well, I think I can eat another"—he brought out of his pocket three farthings and a florin, and said, "Three farthings won't pay for it, I did not want to change this, but I suppose I must"—I did not like the sound of it, and said, "This money won't suit me," and put it back on the counter—I told him it was bad, he said, "Well, I am sorry I offered it to you"—I took the pie from him, he put his hand in his pocket and gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I went to the door and spoke to a policeman but not in the prisoner's hearing—my niece then came in, and said, "This man has just been to a public-house on the opposite side, and tried to pass a bad florin—I then gave him in charge—the policeman searched him in the shop, but could not find anything on him—I said, "He talks rather queer, I think he has got it in his mouth"—the bad florin was found in his mouth.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-143" type="surname" value="FRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-143" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD FRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 275). On 17th November, Mr. Miller gave Mills into my custody for attempting to pass a bad florin—I asked him for it, he said he had not got it—I searched him, but could not find it—Mr. Miller said, "I think he has got it in his mouth"—I found it there—he gave the name of William Smith—he was taken before the Magistrate on the 18th, remanded till the 20th, further remanded to the 27th, and then discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18660226-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-144" type="surname" value="CAYLE"/>
<interp inst="t18660226-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CAYLE</persName> </hi>. I keep the King's Arms public-house, Long
<lb/>acre—on Thursday, 14th December, Mills came for a quartern of rum—he gave me a florin, I tried it, and told him it was bad, he said he was very sorry, he had just changed a sovereign in the market—he gave me a half-crown—I gave him in charge with the florin—he was searched at the station in my presence, and only the change I had given him was found upon him—he gave the name of Harris—he was taken before the Magistrate, remanded, and discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-145" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-145" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these coins are all bad—there are 181 shillings, 91 florins, 42 half-crowns, 5 crowns—I have arranged them in this way, there are 6 shillings which were taken from the fire, three of 1816, and three of 1858; then there are those found in the slipper, 5 shillings of 1816, and four of 1858 from the same mould as the others; 6 half-crowns, one of 1818, and 5 of 1845, the 1845 are all from one mould, and 1 florin of 1853; then there are those found under the seat, 36 half-crowns of 1818 and 1845 from the same mould as the others, 90 florins of 1853 from the same mould as the one in the slipper, and 5 half-crowns of 1859.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WEST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you examine this hole in the tap-room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I should say it has not been done very recently.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Goldsmith's Defence</hi>. I went into the house to get a pint of porter; I never was there but once before; I went into the parlour, being a cold night, to sit by the fire.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hayes' Defence</hi>. I know nothing at all about the coins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cummings' Defence</hi>. These persons are perfect strangers to me; I was not in possession of any of the coin; I went into this house to get a pint of beer and some bread and cheese; I never was in the house but twice before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HALL</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">GOLDSMITH</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WINTER</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LINTON</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MILLS</hi>**—
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAYES</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CUMMING</hi>**—
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited</hi>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Jury recommended Winter to mercy</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">See next page</hi>.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-147" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GREAVES</persName> </hi>. I keep a public-house in West-street, St. Martin's-lane—the prisoner came in on 20th January, about a quarter to 9 o'clock—I had seen her there frequently before—three months before that she came there and asked for a quartern of gin—she gave a half-crown—after she had gone, my son made a communication to me, and, in consequence of that, I examined the half-crown, and found it bad—there were only two shillings and one sixpence in the till—after that, she came in, perhaps once in two or three weeks—on 20th January my son served her—she gave him a half-crown—I told him to look at it, and he found it to be bad—I told the prisoner it was bad—she did not say anything—I told her I should detain her until a policeman came—I said, "I have seen you before, and I have marked you some time—I gave her in charge—she is not a regular customer."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I suppose you call her a customer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—these are the two half-crowns—the first one is cut across the head—she has offered bad money also to my barman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did she offer bad money to you, except on this occasion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I am aware' of—previous to the 20th January, I had detected much bad money—I had seen her in the shop before the 20th January, but did not give her into custody then, as I wanted to wait until she tried to pass bad money again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MARTLE</persName> </hi>. I am barman to Mr. Greaves—I remember the pri
<lb/>soner coming into his house about three weeks before the 20th January—I served her with half a quartern of gin—she gave me a florin—my atten
<lb/>tion was drawn to it, and I found it to be bad—I told her so, and she paid me with good money—I gave her the florin back, and she left—she was not a customer of ours.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you always in the bar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I think, per
<lb/>haps she came in as often as once in two or three weeks—she is not a a regular customer—I did not apprehend her when she gave me the florin, because I was by myself in the bar—I thought she was an honest woman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-149" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GREAVES</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the first witness—I first saw the prisoner about six or eight months before 20th January I served her with two-pennyworth of gin—she gave me a half-crown, which I tried with my teeth, and found to be bad—I returned it to her, and she paid me in good money—I next saw her three months after that, and-recognised her—my father served her—after she left, I made a communication to him—he went to the till and found the half-crown she had given him bad—that was the only half-crown in the till—I next saw her on 20th January, about 9 o'clock in the evening—I recognised her and served her—she gave me a half-crown, which I found to be bad—I called my father's attention to it, a constable was fetched, and she was given into custody—before the constable came, she said her husband Was outside, and she wanted to speak to him, but I detained her until a constable came—she is not a customer of ours.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you attend at the bar always?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—the second time she called we were busy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-150" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PARMENTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 185). On the 20th January I was fetched, and Mr. Greaves accused the prisoner of passing a counterfeit half-crown—he also said something about other bad money—he gave me two bad half-crowns—the prisoner said she hoped Mr. Greaves would not lock her up, it was exceedingly cruel to lock her up, as she had been a customer, and most likely she should get off—I took a good half-crown, a penny, and a pawn ticket from her at the station—she gave the name of Ellen Francis, and before the Magistrate she gave the name of Ann Allen—she refused her address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Supposing those scratches were not upon them, do you think not they might fairly deceive inexperienced persons?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>, Some persons would be deceived by anything—these are not good made coins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—I have been a customer; on the 17th of this month it was four months since I have been in the house; what the father and son say is false.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">She was further charged, with having been convicted, at this Court in July</hi>, 1853,
<hi rend="italic">of a like offence</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18660226-name-152" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE HOWE</persName> </hi>. I produce a certificate of the conviction of Ellen Basset—
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>:—the prisoner is the person.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you mean to say you had her in custody from the moment she was convicted?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When she was conveyed from New
<lb/>gate—I had seen her many times before then—I did not see her until she was brought to the prison—I was not present at the trial.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that, as there was no one present who saw the prisoner convicted, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">must find her</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">must withdraw their former verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and find the prisoner</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The evidence of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES BRANNAN, JUN; HENRY HAMLYN; JAMES BRANNAN, SEN; JOHN WFST; ELIAS MILLER; EDWARD FRIGHT; WILLIAM CAYLE</hi>;
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM WEBSTER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">as given in the previous case, was repeated</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Kelly</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18660226-name-158" type="witnessName">
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<p>me if I had been to Glasgow before by this route—I said I had not—he gave me information as to which of the boats would be the best—after that he asked several questions, and through his kindness I asked him into a public-house, and called for some spirits for him—while we were there, he said, "Stop a little, there is a friend of mine passing that I want to see"—he went out, and brought in Kelly, and introduced him as a friend who had been an old soldier, who knew the service well—after that we proceeded to a coffee-house, where I left my baggage—it was early in the evening and we went to a place called the Mahogany Bar—when there, I called for a pint of stout, and was about to get change for a sovereign, when Simpson said, "Do not expose your money, there are plenty of people here who will pick you up"—I paid for the stout, and then went into the hall—we stayed there a short time—I made an excuse that I wanted to go outside for a necessary purpose—the prisoners followed, and I went to the bar and called for two glasses of rum for them—I laid a sovereign upon the counter, Simpson took it up, and said, "Have you got no change? do not change that"—I said, "You know I have got no change I want change"—he said to Kelly, "you pay for that, you have got small change"—Kelly put his hands in his pockets, and returned me this Hanoverian medal, saying that he had no change—I de
<lb/>tected it at once, and said, "That is not the sovereign I laid upon the counter, I want my own sovereign"—he said, "Whisht, Whisht, it is all right"—I caught hold of him by the coat, two Coldstream Guards came to my assistance, and then Kelly gave me back my sovereign—when I put the sovereign down, Simpson took it up, and handed it to Kelly—I am not quite certain whether Kelly put it in his pocket—he felt in his pocket, and returned me the medal—I remonstrated with him, and told him it was not my sovereign—they were taken to the station, and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on Simpson.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> It was not your money that was found upon him, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he did not ask me to drink with him—I had only just called for it when he went out and stopped Kelly—I was with the prisoners from about half-past 9, until half-past 11—I was not drinking all the time—I had a little rum, gin, and different things—I spent all the change I had—I was not the worse for liquor—I was very friendly with Simpson—Kelly did not intrude himself upon me—when he gave me the medal, he did not say, "Here is your sovereign"—he fumbled about his pocket for it—we first had half a pint of rum—I then called for a pint, but Simpson said half a pint would do—we had a pot of stout at the Mahogany Bar.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1866.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Bramwell</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, to personating
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, to forging and uttering a transfer of 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. stock of the said
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, to personating the holder of the same;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, to forging a power of attorney to transfer 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Consols, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, to forging the signatures of the witnesses to the said transfer.</rs> </p>
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