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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</p>
<p>Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 8th, 1867, and following days,</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-5" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER COCKBURN</persName> </hi>, Knt., Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-6" type="given" value="WILLIAM FRY"/>WILLIAM FRY CHANNELL</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer;
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-7" type="given" value="WILLIAM TAYLOR"/>WILLIAM TAYLOR COPELAND</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-8" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHALLIS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM ANDERSON"/>WILLIAM ANDERSON ROSE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-10" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-12" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-13" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND"/>WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND COTTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-14" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAM
<lb/>BERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q C, M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-15" type="given" value="SYDNEY HEDLEY"/>SYDNEY HEDLEY WATERLOW</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-16" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS LYCETT</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GABRIEL, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which he had received on account of
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-24" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOWE</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, living at Wandsworth—last autumn I remember a boat race on the river, I believe it was the 22nd of November, but I could not be positive—about half-past twelve that day my attention was attracted to a horse and cart; I first saw it in North Street, Wands
<lb/>worth—it was a black horse, or a very dark one, and a narrow green cart; there were two persons in it, Sheen was one of them; he was driving; the other had a white slop on, and they had both got Fenian hats; I did not tee Dundas then—about half an hour afterwards I saw the horse and cart again in the Kingston Road with Sheen and Dundas in it, and the man in the white slop was on the left-hand side of the road, looking up at the gentlemen's houses; I went past them up the road to serve a customer—I looked back, and watched them up the road, and I saw Dundas and the one with the smock get up into the cart, ride some distance, then get out again—Dundas went up to several gates, and the other went up the Kingston Road, Sheen remained in the cart—it was going at a walking pace then—he saw me looking at them, and he put up his whip as though</p>
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<p>to beckon to somebody—I had to turn out of the road, and saw no more of them—I afterwards saw the prisoners at Hammersmith Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose you had never seen them before that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not to my knowledge; I don't know when it was I saw them at the Hammersmith Police-court—it was when they were fully committed for trial—a policeman called at my place, I could not tell his name—I did not go with him or see him there—I saw several policemen there that I did not know—they asked me to walk this way, and I walked into the room, and they asked me if there was any one there I knew, and I picked out the two prisoners instantly; there might have been half a dozen persons there, or more—I do not know whether they were policemen, they were in private clothes—I gave a description of the men I saw to a police
<lb/>man that same afternoon—they did not tell me they had got the two men answering my description—they said they had got two men, and should like me to see them—I described them at first as two men in a green cart, with Fenian hats on, one in a white smock; the short one had a drabbish coat, with a sort of
<hi rend="italic">billycock</hi> hat—I did not describe their features, I described the horse and cart—I said it was a very dark or black horse, rather thin, with long legs, and rather
<hi rend="italic">groggy</hi> in front—I did not give the height of the men—I said that the one with the white smock on was taller than the other—I heard of the robbery next morning—I was not examined on the first occasion that the prisoners were in custody—I went on the Thursday, the day they were committed—I was about six yards from the men when they passed me first, and when I passed them in the Kingston Road I was quite near to the cart—it was then standing still, and when I saw it next it was going very slowly over the stones that were lying in the middle of the road—I believe that the prisoners were dressed at the police-court as they are now—they had got different caps on then to what I saw them in; I identified them by their appearance, by their features—I saw them three times—I did not give a description of their features, I did not think that concerned me much; I did not think of being here, or else I should have taken more notice of them—I knew their features, or I could not have picked them out—I did not describe their features to the policeman, because ho did not ask me, but I recollected them well enough in my mind—Dundas has got his whiskers shaved off now—the other had rather longer hair, he has got rather a big head; I should know them anywhere.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you give a description of the men to the police before or after you heard of the robbery?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman V</hi> 139). Previous to the 22nd November last I knew a person named Shirley, I have known him about three years, and had seen him half a dozen times; I knew him very well—on the 22nd November, between twelve and one, I was in the Kingston Road, and saw Shirley and the two prisoners in a cart going up the Kingston Road—I did not notice the cart particularly, the horse was a dark one, and they were going quite steady at the time in the direction of Wimbledon Park or Common towards Putney; I was about ninety yards from them—I took more notice of them than I might have done, on account of knowing Shirley—I saw them again afterwards—they were all three in the cart, galloping away from the direction of Wimbledon Park—Shirley had on a round slop, open in front; it was a kind of brown slop, not quite a white.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I had never seen the others before to my knowledge—I did not give evidence on the first occasion when the prisoners were examined—I did on the 14th February; they were committed on the 21st—I gave a description of them at the time the robbery was committed in Wimbledon Park to the inspector of police, and I apprehended a man with images at the time, who was supposed to be concerned with them; I believe he was taken to identify the prisoners—I do not know whether he said they were not the men—he is not here that I am aware of—when I saw the prisoners in custody they were just getting out of the prison van.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-26" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE MILTON</persName> </hi>. I am lady's maid in the service of Mr. J. B. Hole, of Florence Villa, "Wimbledon Park—on 22nd November, in consequence of a communication made to me by Mary Lambert, the cook, I went up stairs to Mrs. Hole's bedroom—I found it in great confusion, the drawers pulled out, the things on the floor, and the window wide open—I had been in the room about an hour before; the window was then shut, and the drawers closed—I afterwards examined, and missed a gold chronometer watch, a silver sugar basin, asparagus tongs, a knife and fork, two boxes containing jewellery, a case containing brushes, a lady's dressing bag, and severy other articles, of the value of about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I had seen the property safe about an hour before, when I put the sugar basin in the drawer—I saw nothing of the persons who entered the house, nor did I see any outside—it was about half-past one or twenty minutes to two, when I went up and found the room in disorder—I went up immediately on the cook speaking to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-27" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY LAMBERT</persName> </hi>. I am cook to Mr. Hole—on 22nd November last, about half-past one, I received some information from Smout, a servant next door; I communicated with the lady's maid, and went to the room—I found it in confusion and the window open—I did not see anything of the persons who entered the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-28" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SMOUT</persName> </hi>. I am footman to Governor Hinckes, of Westmoreland Lodge, which is next door to Florence Villa—on the 22nd November last my attention was attracted to a horse and trap near my master's house—there was one man in the cart and one out in the road looking about, that one had on a white slop—the horse was a dark brown horse, as far as I could see of him—I could only see his legs and head, it was grazing at the side of the road; the cart was a dark green, I think—I saw a little boy with images walking round by the front of the window—a few minutes afterwards I saw a man come out of Florence Villa—I suppose that was about twenty minutes to two—he had a bundle on his arm, wrapped up—he went to the cart and threw the bundle in—he then got into the cart and said, "Good bye, old chap"—the man in the white slop walked down past the gates of Florence Villa; the one in the cart called, "Come here, Jack, I want you;" he got into the cart, and in a few minutes the other one came out from Florence Villa with the bundle on his arm—at the time he came out the other two men were in the cart—Dundas is the man who came out with the bundle, and Sheen is the man I first saw in the cart—the man in the white slop I have not seen since—it was Dundas who said, "Good bye, old chap," and he sat between the other two in the cart—I noticed that he had got something hanging out of his right-hand pocket as he came ont of the house, it looked like the tail of a hammer or screw
<lb/>driver, or something of that sort.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you taken to the Hammersmith Police-court?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, a short time ago I was ordered to go there by Mr. Micklejohn, of Wandsworth, he is a policeman—he told me I should be wanted to identify these two men—he told me they were in custody, I saw the two prisoners there—I at first picked out another man—I could not exactly identify them properly at the time—there was a great shuffling and bustling about—I said that man was one of the three—it turned out that he was not—one of the policemen told me so—he said I had made a mistake—I then picked out one of the prisoners—that was when they were at the bar in the police-court, about five or ten minutes after I had made the mistake—they were then by themselves—when I first saw them they were in company with a number of others—when they were by themselves I iden
<lb/>tified them, particularly the short one (
<hi rend="italic">Dundas</hi>)—I could not exactly recollect the other, I identified him afterwards—I did not say that the man I first picked out was the one that was driving the cart—I said he was the one that did the robbery.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-29" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER TYLER</persName> </hi>. I am coachman at Westmoreland Lodge, next door to Florence Villa—on 22nd November my attention was attracted to a cart in the road, near Florence Villa, with the prisoner Sheen, I believe, in it—I noticed the cart, it was green, picked out with a lighter green, and the horse was dark bay or a brown—it was standing still till I got close up to it, and then it was moved on in front of me by Sheen—I saw a man in a white slop come out of from Mr. Hole's gate to the horse and cart, and an Italian boy with images—that was while I was on the coach box—the man had a white slop or white jacket on, the same as a bricklayer's labourer—about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour after, as I was driving up the Kingston Road, I saw the cart again; it was then going at a terrific rate; there were all three men in the cart—I noticed the man in the white slop in it—I have since seen a horse, but I could not swear to it—the cart is the same, but I will not swear whether the horse is or not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You are certain the horse is not the same?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and I am not certain about the cart—to my best belief Sheen was the man I saw in the cart—I swear it to the best of my belief—he was shown to me at Hammersmith—I could not identify him then because I was confused—I thought it a very serious thing, and that I ought to be careful, being on my oath—I did not pick them out—I was unable to do so—I did not identify him till I saw the two men standing at the bar by themselves—then I said Sheen was the man—that was about half an hour after I first saw them, and in the meantime I had been standing about in the court—I was not talking about the matter particularly as I am aware of—I might have been talking to some of the witnesses—very likely I might have talked to Smout—I am not aware that I talked to him about the case—I knew that he had picked out the wrong man—I was there at the time—I did not pick out any one in the yard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-30" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROLFE</persName> </hi>. I am a baker in High Street, Putney—on 22nd November I was near the Inner Park Road, Wimbledon, and saw the two prisoners come out of the road which leads to Mr. Hole's house—there were three of them in a cart—one had got a white smock frock on—Smout was driving at rather a fast rate—it was between half-past one and two o'clock—to the best of my recollection they were about 200 yards from the road that leads to Florence Villa.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You only spoke to one of them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To both—I was at the police-court—I was not asked about them in the yard, other
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<p>them—I heard something about one of the witnesses picking out the wrong man, but he identified him when he came into court—I was not shown the prisoners while they were in company with others.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you go into the yard at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I was not asked to identify them there—I did not see them till they were in court—I knew what they were charged with then—I do not recollect whe
<lb/>ther I heard about the mistake before or after I identified them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-31" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BLOOMFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 248). I have known Shirley sixteen years—I know him well—I know Sheen, but not so long—I have known Dundas seventeen years—somewhere about the middle of No
<lb/>vember last I saw Dundas and Shirley in company together, not Sheen—I saw them come up Coburg Row with a small horse and cart that I knew belonging to a man in Rochester Row—it was a little dark green chaise cart—I have since seen a horse and cart at Hammersmith—I could not swear to the horse, but the cart was the same—I did not see Sheen at all about that time—I never saw Sheen before December—about the begin
<lb/>ning of December I saw him in Chapel Street; he was not along with Dundas—he was then wearing a Fenian cap and a dark moustache—when I saw Dundas in November he had on a round
<hi rend="italic">billycock</hi> hat—on 10th January I saw Dundas, Shirley, and Sheen go up Regent Street in the same cart that is at Hammersmith now—I am quite sure of the three men being together in January, because I had just come home from the country on sick leave—I won't be sure which one was driving—I did not see them again till they were in custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi> 23). I have known Shirley ten or twelve years—I know him well—I know both the prisoners—I saw them in Shirley's company a few nighfs before I apprehended them, on 11th January (I had seen the three together two or three times before—I could not state when)—they were in High Street, Kensington, in a cart drawn by a dark bay horse—the cart is now in the green yard—it is the one that Bloomfield and Tyler have seen—I had not heard of this rob
<lb/>bery at that time—I took the prisoners into custody afterwards—I have got here the things I found at Dundas's in a drawer in the room where I took him into custody—here are two pistols loaded with ball and powder, a knife which is used to push back the catches of windows—it has been made by some experienced person; it is not sold like this—I also found two life-preservers, two jemmies, some silent matches, a candle, powder, three picklocks, some ball, and percussion caps.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the defence of Sheen.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-33" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK ROACH</persName> </hi>. I assist my father, who is a cattle dealer—I know Sheen—I sailed from New York on 21st November last in the
<hi rend="italic">Palmyra</hi>—Sheen was with me—we arrived at Liverpool on 3rd December—I saw him frequently during the voyage—we kept together pretty much along the passage—my sister was with me—she is now in Ireland—there were no other friends or acquaintances of mine on board—Sheen and I parted at Liverpool; he said he was going to London on the 4th—he stopped with me one night—what I am saying is right true.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many times have you been to America?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only once, next August will be three years—I was not in the United States army—I did not go out with Sheen—I did not know him before I left this country—I never knew him till I saw him coming on board the boat the day we sailed—I know it was in August that I went</p>
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<p>out—my sister wrote for me to come over—I have a sister there now—I went out in the
<hi rend="italic">Bellwood</hi>—in August, 1866, I was at Connecticutt, in the New England States—I was working there in a tan-yard—I went there in August—I can't tell you the day of the month, or when I left the tan-yard—I have been working at a good many places besides that—the last time I left Connecticutt was on the 20th November—I came down to New York, and sailed from New York next day, the 21st—I don't know who are the agents of the
<hi rend="italic">Palmyra</hi>; they are in Liverpool.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you pay your passage from New York?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, thirty dollars, and the same for my sister, sixty for the both of us—I have not got the receipts, I don't know what has become of them—I did not see Sheen till the day he came aboard, and we kept together pretty much till we got to Liverpool—I believe he is the same countryman as myself; I believe he was born in England, but his mother is Irish.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where have you been staying since you came to Eng
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> With one Mr. Peachey for five weeks—I stopped nine days in Liverpool, and then went to Ireland; my father and mother lived there—I came from Ireland five weeks last Friday—I was brought here by Mr. Peachey—I believe he is a carpenter—I was not working for him—he came over to Ireland for me to prove this man's innocence, that he was in America at the time this robbery was committed—Sheen had my direction—I gave it him in Liverpool—he wanted to write to me on account of making acquaintance on board ship, and he did write a letter to me since I have been home—I had a letter from him before Mr. Peachey came for me, telling me he was well and all that—I did not know who Mr. Peachey was—I never saw the man till he came for me—I do not see him here; he was here, but I don't believe he is in Court—I saw him this'week in London—I have not seen him this morning—when he came to me he asked, did I know such a man of the name of Sheen—I told him yes—I told him that he was with me and my sister coming home, that he had a lame hand, and I gave a description of him, and he said that was the man, that he had come for me, that a robbery was committed on the 22nd, and he wanted me to prove his innocence—that was the first I had heard of it—Sheen is a cripple in his right hand; I don't believe he has got the use of it—the letter I had from him waa after I got to Ireland—I never saw him write—I don't know whether the letter was written by him—it came from him—I don't know his hand
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<lb/>ing from a paper that I wrote at the time, or soon after—next day, when I gave my first evidence—I generally make a memorandum in a case like this)—I did not mention the names of the two others—he said, "You make a mistake, sir"—I said, "No; who are you waiting for here?"—he said, "If you want to know I will tell you; I am waiting for my master, Mr. Green"—I said, "Who is Mr. Green?"—he said, "a butterman near Ebury Bridge, Pimlico"—I sent a young man who was with me to inquire at the different houses, and from what he told me I told Sheen I did not believe him, and should take him to the station—he said, "I can prove I am a respectable man, and live in Lupus Street, Pimlico; I am a stranger in the butter trade business; this horse and cart belongs to my brother-in-law; we have just left a lot of poultry down the road"—I said, "Where?"—he said, "I shan't give you no further satisfaction"—I directed Webb to get up into the cart and keep observation, and I walked by the side of the wheel—I went to 15
<hi rend="smallCaps">A</hi>, Palace Gardens—after remaining outside the house about forty minutes an alarm was given, and from what the servant told me I examined the premises—I found that an entry had been made by a person climbing up the portico and getting in at the first floor front window, which I found open, and the catch forced back—there were marks on the window-frame, the woodwork—I found the places in the room broken open—I saw marks of an instrument upon them all—some had been broken open and some had been attempted—the things were strewn over the bed and about the room—on Thursday, 7th February, about noon, I went to No. 1, Plough Court, Fetter Lane, Holborn, and found the prisoner Dundas at breakfast, in the front parlour—I said, "George, I want you for being concerned with Sheen and Harry Shirley in breaking into a house in Kensington Palace Gardens; I saw you and the other two in a horse and cart"—he made no answer for some time—after a time he said, "Who are you?"—I said, "My name is Cole, of the C Division; you know me very well"—I then gave him into the custody of Webb, who was with me—I asked him if that was his room where he was—he said, "Yes"—I asked if he had any other room—he said, "No"—I then searched the room, and in a drawer close to where he was I found the instruments I have produced—after conveying him to the station I went to Mr. Carthew's, and in his presence and Webb's I com
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose any instrument of the same size would do that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, this jemmy exactly covered all the marks—I never saw a knife like this before, and I have seen a great many—this was not made at a toolmaker's—I wrote this memorandum either the same night</p>
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<p>or next day, after I give my evidence—this is not the first time by a great many that I have done so—you have objected to it before, years back when I have given it in evidence that way—I wrote it down that I might make no mistake—I think I shall continue to do so—it was about twenty minutes past seven that I first saw the cart; I always carry a watch, I looked at it, I had to see a gentlemen at a quarter-past seven by order of the commissioner, and that was my reason for knowing the time, it was dark—it was just by Young Street that I saw the cart first, on the opposite side of the way to Palace Gardens—there were then three men in the cart; they drove past me, and I lost sight of them for some time; the next time I saw it there was only one man in it—I know that was Sheen—I did not see either of the other two then; I saw no more of them that night—I did not see Dundas again till I apprehended him, I was looking for him—there was another man in the room with him—I don't know whether it was a lodging-house—he said it was his mother-in-law's—he did not say the things did not belong to him—none of the missing property has been found—it was nearly a month after the robbery that I took Dundas—Sheen was in custody all that time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there a diamond ring found?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A duplicate for one with fourteen diamonds, it is not here; that was not found in the room where Dundas was, but in another room—I summoned his mother to attend at Hammersmith Police-court to prove who she pledged it for—the man who was in the room with Dundas is waiting to take his trial here now on another charge. (
<hi rend="italic">See George Smith's case, New Court, Friday.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 112). On 11th January I was with Sergeant Cole—I saw the two prisoners and another man in a cart coming in a direction from Hammersmith towards Kensington Palace Gardens—I afterwards saw Sheen in the same cart opposite the gate of 15A—I was present when Cole put certain questions to him—after that I got into the cart with him and rode with him to the station—he was very shifty, he moved the board at the bottom of the cart that formed a second seat, and when within about a yard and a half of the station door he dropped some
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<lb/>server—the prisoner saw him give it to me, and said, "Well, you just have been very clever to let me drop that and you not see it"—on 7th February I went with Cole and took Dundas into custody—I saw him search the room and find these things—I have been to Ebury Street since this—there is no butterman of the name of Green there or in the neigh
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you first saw these men were they driving rapidly?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not very rapidly, they were trotting, they drove past as we stood at the corner of Young Street, it was not daylight, there was gas
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 86). I know the prisoner and Shirley—on 11th January, about two in the afternoon, I saw them together in a cart in Rochester Row, going towards Vauxhall Bridge Road—I knew them all three before.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">A</hi>, Kensington Palace Gardens—I remember the police coming on 11th January—the windows of the house were fastened at a quarter to five—about seven or a little before seven I left the bedroom in order and everything in it—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 300
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CLARKE</hi> (41)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18670408-351-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-351-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, to embezzling various sums received on account of
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character. His defi
<lb/>ciencies were stated to amount to</hi> 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT JAMES</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18670408-352-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, to five indictments for embezzling sums of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670408-352-offence-1 t18670408-name-47"/>Henry Charles Lee</persName> and another, his masters.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18670408-352-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HENRY HALL</hi> (30)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy</hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-353-18670408 t18670408-353-punishment-4"/>
<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN KINGSTON</hi>** (16)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18670408-354-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670408-354-offence-1 t18670408-name-51"/>John Kitchen</persName>, and stealing therein eight silver spoons and other articles.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18670408-354-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-355-18670408" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GREEN</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18670408-355-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-355-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>, to stealing six tame fowls of
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-53" type="surname" value="HAYWARD"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670408-355-offence-1 t18670408-name-53"/>Thomas Hayward</persName>, having been before convicted.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18670408-355-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-355-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HAMILTON</hi>** (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18670408-356-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18670408-356-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>to unlaw
<lb/>fully having counterfeit coin in his possession, with intent to utter it.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-356-18670408 t18670408-356-punishment-7"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS ADAMS</hi>* (49)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18670408-357-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, to a like offence.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES M'KENZIE</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18670408-358-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-58" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am barman to Mr. Vickers, of the Ship, Upper Marylebone Street—on 11th March the prisoner came in for some drink and tendered me a florin, I bent it, it broke easily—I detained him and gave it to my master.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What did you do with it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Showed it to my master, who said to you, "You are the man who tried to pass a bad half-crown here some time ago"—I do not think you made any answer—my master</p>
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<p>went outside and came rounds to you to detain you—you did not appear in liquor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-59" type="surname" value="VICKERS"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-59" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD VICKERS</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of this public-house—on 11th March my barman brought me a bad florin into the parlour—I told him to break it and sent for a policeman—I went into the bar, saw the prisoner, and told him it was counterfeit coin—he said he was not aware of it—I gave him in charge—he had tendered a counterfeit half-crown to me some weeks before, which I returned to him and he gave me good money—I told him he had been there before, but he made no answer—I gave him in custody with the pieces of the florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was I sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think you had been drinking a little—I saw the constable lay hold of your throat to get something from your mouth; he said, "He is swallowing some money," and two policemen tried to get it from your mouth.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-60" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH TABERER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">D</hi> 143). I received the prisoner from Mr. Vickera, and this bad florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I saw him in Bedford Square put his right hand from his pocket to his mouth—I saw a coin in his hand and seized him by the throat, but he swallowed it—another constable came and helped me to take him to the station—when he got there, and before we began to search him, we saw another coin put into his mouth—I could not see what it was—I found on him a pocket-book and a snuff-box and other things; he said, "All the b—sort of stuff I had about me is inside of me, and I can swallow the biggest b—
<hi rend="italic">super</hi> you or any other man ever saw."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you search me in the public-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—you had been drinking—you were not half drunk—you were quite capable of walking and knowing what you were doing—your pockets were searched in Bedford Square, but I did not see what was taken from you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-61" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GATLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 746
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). I went to assistance in Tot
<lb/>tenham Court Road—he had hold of the prisoner by the right hand—the prisoner put his right hand into his trousers pocket and took out a half-crown and a florin—I seized his hand, and took them away—in Bedford Square I saw him take a shilling out of his pocket and put it into his mouth—I seized his throat and felt it go down—I took him to the station, where he swallowed another piece, but I cannot say what it was—I searched him in the cell and found on him 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. good money and a bad shilling, all in one pocket—he said you can have all the soft stuff you can find outside me now; all I have I have swallowed—I said, "You have a good swallow"—he said, "Yes, I can swallow the biggest b—
<hi rend="italic">super</hi> you or I ever saw," meaning a watch—the other con
<lb/>stable was there and heard it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you have any one else in custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not take a female in custody—I did not take 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., out of your pocket; it was 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., a shilling of which was bad—some of it was spent in refreshments, and the rest given up to you—you said at the station that you had a sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to her Majesty's Mint—this shilling and broken florin are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I took the money in change for a sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-359-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-63" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH FLAXMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">L</hi>). I produce a certificate. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:—"Central Criminal Court.
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-64" type="surname" value="THORN"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-64" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Thorn</persName> convicted, November</hi>, 1860."—
<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months.</hi>) I was present—the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-359-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-359-18670408 t18670408-359-punishment-10"/>Seven Years'Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WEBB</hi> (19)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-66" type="surname" value="FROST"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-66" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FROST</persName> </hi>. I am the son of George Frost, coffee-shop keeper, of 80, Curtain Road—on 16th March the prisoner came in for a pint of coffee and four slices of bread and butter, which came to 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a florin—I gave him the change and he left—I gave the florin to my father, who tried it, said it was bad, and pnt it away—on 19th March the prisoner came again for a pint of tea, two slices of bread and butter, a rasher of bacon, and an egg—he gave me a florin and I gave it to my father.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who else was in the coffee-shop on the 16th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Several customers; my cousin, Elizabeth Bell, was also serving—the prisoner paid me directly I served him—I put the florin in my pocket, and gave it to my father a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes afterwards—on the 19th he also paid directly he was served.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-67" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-67" type="surname" value="BELL"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-67" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BELL</persName> </hi>. I am a waitress at the coffee-shop—I served the prisoner on the 19th, between two aud three o'clock, and what he had came to 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he handed a coin to me which I knew was bad, and I banded it to my cousin—I had seen the prisoner several times before—I saw him there on the Wednesday before, but not on the Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-68" type="surname" value="FROST"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-68" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FROST</persName> </hi>. On 16th March, a little after four o'clock, I received this bad florin from my son—I received this other on the 19th—here is my mark on them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-69" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-69" type="surname" value="WARABLE"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-69" type="given" value="WORFORD"/>WORFORD WARABLE</persName> </hi> (117
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I took the prisoner, and received these two florins from Mr. Frost—I told the prisoner the charge, and found on him threepence—halfpenny in copper—he said that he had no home.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-70" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the single uttering</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL HUMPHREYS</hi> (37)</persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670408-361-offence-1 t18670408-name-72"/>Henry Nevett Saxon</persName> and another, his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-73" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-73" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which had been paid for skins and other things—he was very much confused and made no answer for some time—I told him that he had got the money, and he must produce it—he made no answer—I said unless he produced it I must search him—he theu took from his left-hand waistcoat pocket</p>
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<lb/>shilling piece which I had marked, and said to Mr. Waddington, "Pray forgive me, don't lock me up"—he said that several times—I have the marked money here—I took him to the station, searched him, and found upon him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., a silver watch, a gold chain, and other things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was Mr. Waddington present when you spoke to the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was the whole time—I had told the prisoner I was an officer before he said, "Pray forgive me, don't lock me up," and had charged him with stealing this money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-74" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BLANCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am a porter and live in Kingsland' Road—at half-past five in the afternon on 28th February Smith gave me a sovereign, two half-sovereigns, a five-shilling piece, and two half
<lb/>crowns, with certain directions, in consequence of which I went to the prosecutors' premises—I saw the prisoner behind the counter, and asked him for four enamelled sealskins, three calfskins, and half a gross of dubbin, for which I paid him with the marked money given me by Smith, and another shilling; it came to 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the prisoner put the money in the till, and I brought away the goods—this Australian half-sovereign and five-shilling piece is part of the marked money I paid to the pri
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-75" type="given" value="JAMES WILLIAM"/>JAMES WILLIAM HOCKER</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Messrs. Saxon and Wad
<lb/>dington, of Bartholomew Close—the prisoner was in their employment as shopman, and had been so for some considerable time—it is part of my duty to clear the till twice a day—it was the prisoner's duty to place all the money he received in the till, and to leave it there—he had no right to take any out for any purpose whatever—on 28th February, about half-past six, I cleared the till, not entirely—I searched it for marked money, and found one sovereign, a half-sovereign, and two half-crowns marked in the till.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you any means of checking whether the amount in the till was the correct amount or not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—thefe is only one till—there is no book in which the persons enter the money they take; I enter what I take from the till—I took out 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that night—an
<lb/>other shopman named Nolan also had access to the till—I had taken some money out of the till about two o'clock, I don't know how much—the prisoner has been nearly nine years in the service.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-361-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-78" type="given" value="HENRY MARCH"/>HENRY MARCH LONSDALE</persName> </hi>. I am a draper at 29, Aldgate—on Friday, 15th March, between five and six in the evening, my attention was called to the prisoner in my shop; she was standing or sitting by the counter at the timez—I saw her return three pieces of ribbon to the counter from under her dress, one piece dropped on the floor—I gave her in charge—she had been near the door in the lobby—she was going out and I stopped her—I told her to come back, and she came from there to the counter, and then put the ribbon on the counter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> She had been purchasing ribbons at the counter, I believe?
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<p>ladies' dresses will sweep things down, but they do not put them on the counter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-79" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HANDLEY</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Mr. Lonsdale—I saw the prisoner in the shop—she was looking about a great deal, which made me notice her; she was then by the counter—I saw her take hold of a piece of ribbon from the basket and pull it a little closer to her—I went round to the opposite counter and saw her take a piece of pink ribbon and put it under her dress—I informed Mr. Lonsdale—I afterwards saw her take three pieces and put them on the counter: one fell on the floor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How far were you from her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About four yards—when I saw her move the ribbon she was not being served then—Mr. Blackmore, who had been serving her, had gone to another part of the shop—the ribbons were on wooden rollers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-80" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-80" type="surname" value="BLACKMORE"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-80" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BLACKMORE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Lonsdale—I served the pri
<lb/>soner—when she came in she asked to look at some ribbons; I put them on the counter—she bought a yard and a half, and paid for it—I went to the window to get something else for her, and when I returned I saw her put some ribbons back into the basket, when Mr. Lonsdale came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where did she seem to take them from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From her person somewhere, not from the floor—I was not behind the counter then, I was at the window on the opposite side, and she was between me and the counter—the ribbons could not possibly have dropped on the ground; they were on the counter in a basket—Mr. Lonsdale charged her with stealing them—I think she said, "You are mistaken; I never in
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-362-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<persName id="t18670408-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-83" type="given" value="MONTAGU"/>MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-84" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Idol Lane, Tower Street, and am mate of a ship—I was standing on Tower Hill at half-past one on 23rd March, looking at a monkey, and as I turned round to go away I missed my watch—it had been in my pocket attached to a chain—the ring was broken off—this is the watch (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-85" type="given" value="ROBERT JOHN"/>ROBERT JOHN MAJOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames Police Inspector</hi>). On 23rd March I saw the prisoner on Tower Hill, in company with others, standing by the side of the prosecutor; he had his left hand under his right arm, with a handkerchief in his right hand—I saw him place his fingers to the prosecutor's waistcoat pocket and afterwards draw his hand from the pocket and place something in his outside coat pocket—he then walked away, I followed him—he commenced running—I ran after him and caught him, and held him till my brother officer came up, I told him if he looked in his outside pocket he would find a watch there—he did look and found this watch.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-86" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-86" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames Police Inspector</hi>). I saw the prisoner standing on Tower Hill looking at the monkey—he commenced to run, I ran after him—Major said he had a watch in his pocket—I said, "Have you?"—he said, "No, I have not"—I searched him and found this watch in his left trousers pocket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-363-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-363-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18670408-363-punishment-14" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18670408-363-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-363-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-363-18670408 t18670408-363-punishment-14"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CHILDS</hi> (18)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-364-18670408" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-364-18670408" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-364-18670408" type="age" value="18"/>
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<interp inst="def2-364-18670408" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY SELBY</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18670408-364-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18670408-364-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-364-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing four pieces of damask and 163 yards of damask of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670408-364-offence-1 t18670408-name-89"/>Great Eastern Rail
<lb/>way Company</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHILDS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18670408-364-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18670408-364-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-364-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18670408-364-punishment-15" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18670408-364-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-364-18670408 t18670408-364-punishment-15"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-90" type="surname" value="URSWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-90" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT URSWELL</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Joseph Urswell, wharf keeper, in the employ of the Great Eastern Railway Company, and live with my father at 15, Manchester Street, Waterloo New Town; I am going on for fifteen years of age—on 11th February I was carman's lad to Childs—I went out with him about three o'clock to collect parcels—I received a parcel at the Four Swans directed to McAlpine, of Leicester; when we got near the Bishopsgate Church we stopped, and Childs spoke to Selby, who got up in the van—I had seen him before—I had only seen him ride with Childs once before—when we got to Union Street we stopped, and Selby got down—we did not stop any more till we got to Brick Lane Station—I there saw the parcels taken out of the cart—Mr. Wignall, the checker, was there, and he checked the goods—when I took the parcel for Leicester from the Four Swans, I placed it on the front of the van—when we got to Brick Lane it was gone—as we were going along I asked Childs whether Selby was up—the goods were between me and Childs, and I could not see whether he was up or not; that was after we stopped at the church, and before we stopped at the corner of Union Street—Selby was sitting close to the place where I put the parcel—when we got to Brick Lane Station Childs said to me there was a parcel short—I said, "Which one is it?"—he said, "The one for Leicester"—I knew Selby by the name of Henry.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-91" type="surname" value="RUSSELL"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-91" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the railway police; the los of the parcel was reported to me, and I made inquiries about it, after speak
<lb/>ing to Childs and the lad—I saw Selby—I told him he would be charged with being concerned with Childs in stealing a parcel addressed to McAlpine, of Leicester, from one of the Great Eastern vans on the 11th February—he said, "I know nothing about it."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-92" type="surname" value="CLIFFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-92" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLIFFORD</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Four Swans booking-office, Bishopsgate Street—on the 11th February I saw a parcel handed to Childs for McAlpine, of Leicester—I saw him sign the bill, which I produce.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-93" type="surname" value="WIGNALL"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-93" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID WIGNALL</persName> </hi>. I am a checker in the employment of the Great Eastern Railway Company—I checked the goods on Childs's van when it came in on the evening of the llth February; there was a parcel short, for McAlpine, of Leicester.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-94" type="surname" value="RILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-94" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RILEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, George Street, Spicer Street, Bethnal Green—I was carman's boy to Childs on 7th March—I went with him in the van from the Brick Lane Station to the West India Docks; on the way we took up Selby, opposite the church in Spicer Street—he got up on the tail of the van—I was sitting in front with Childs—when we got to Sydney Street, Whitechapel, I heard a knocking—I looked under the tarpaulin, and saw Selby breaking a case open with a chisel and hammer like these produced—he did break it open, and he took out four bundles of damask—he saw me looking and said he was working harder than he ever worked in his life, he never had a harder job in his life—there was a tin case inside the wooden one—it was going to the West India Docks, for Hong Kong—he put three of the bundles into a sack, and one into the provender sack—that was a green coloured one with flowers on it—when</p>
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<p>we got near the dock gates Selby said, "Don't go in yet, I have not finished; drive round the square"—Childs did drive round the square towards Cubitt Town, and then went back to the West India Docks—he said it would be too late to deliver it if he did not make haste, and if we took the case back it would be found out if it was weighed—Selby got down before we got into the docks—he said he was going to take a cab, that he was going home with the stuff, and he would sell it before night—he said he should like to take the one in the provender sack with him, because that was the best—he walked away with it on his back—Childs and I then delivered the case at the docks, as we delivered it I heard it rattle—he took the bundle out of the provender sack when we got to the stables—I saw Selby afterwards one morning talking to Childs against the stable, and he said, "If I ever went before Mr. Russell, what would I say about the parcel?"—I said I would say what I knew about it—he said, "Would you say you knew nothing about it if I gave you some money?"—I said, "Yes"—he gave me a shilling one night when Childs took the other bale to his house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-95" type="surname" value="PARKER"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-95" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PARKER</persName> </hi>. I am a checker at Brick Lane—on 7th March I checked in Childs's van a case directed to the ship
<hi rend="italic">Solent</hi>, West India Docks, addressed to Hong Kong—it was in good condition.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-96" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of Mr. Sale, a draper at Cambridge—on 6th March I sent a case of damask to Hong Kong by the ship
<hi rend="italic">Solent</hi>—I sent it up by the Great Eastern Railway—it contained thirteen pieces of damask—it was then in good condition—I afterwards went to the docks, when this was reported, and found four pieces gone, of the value of about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-97" type="surname" value="RUSSELL"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-97" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. On the 14th March I went to the West India Docks on board the
<hi rend="italic">Solent</hi>—I there examined a case directed to Hong Kong—I found it had been broken open—the woodwork was split, and the zinc case inside was cut in pieces, as if by a chisel—there was a space where some goods had apparently been taken out—the paper was left in the case, and I found nine rolls of damask in the case, which the last witness identified.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SELBY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-364-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-364-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18670408-364-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-364-18670408 t18670408-364-punishment-16"/>Five Yeans' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-365-18670408" type="age" value="15"/>
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<interp inst="def1-365-18670408" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HIBBERT</hi> (15)</persName>
<rs id="t18670408-365-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18670408-365-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-365-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>, Stealing a horse and cart, five boxes, two hampers, 500 yards of silk, and other goods, value 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670408-365-offence-1 t18670408-name-99"/>Great Eastern Railway Company</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PETER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-100" type="surname" value="RUSSELL"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-100" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. On 15th February I went to a house in a court; leading into Pelham Street, Brick Lane, about a quarter of a mile from the company's station—I had to get in through a window—I went into a back room in a passage in the back part of the house in a yard—I there found three square bags, containing 293 reels of silk, value about 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a sample of it—I also found this coat, and some pieces of boxes, apparently broken up; the lids of the boxes had labels on them addressed to a firm in Spital Square—I gave instructions for the appre
<lb/>hension of the prisoner, and on 23rd he was brought to my office by Sergeant Kenwood—I handed him this coat and put it on, and asked him who it belonged to—he said, "It is mine, I bought and paid for it"—I asked him his name—he said, "John Hibberd"—I said, "Yes,
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi>"—he said, "Yes"—that was a name I knew him by—I then placed him in the clerk's office with five others—Mary Ann Lee was called in out of my</p>
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<p>private room, and she immediately selected the prisoner, and said, "That is
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi>, that is the person who lives down in the room where the silk was found"—the prisoner made no reply—I asked him if he knew
<hi rend="italic">Teddy</hi> Taylor—he said, "Yes"—I asked when he saw him last—he said, "That morning"—I said, "What morning?"—he said, "The morning the cart was drove away, but I did not drive it"—I then handed him over to Sergeant Kenwood, and he was taken to the station—the cart wag brought to me at the Shoreditch Station the same afternoon that it was driven away, by the witness Lee—two boxes of silk and two boxes of silk velvet were gone, the remainder of the goods was in the cart.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-101" type="surname" value="PARMENTER"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-101" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PARMENTER</persName> </hi>. I am carman to the Great Eastern Railway Company—on 15th February I took out a load from Brick Lane Station—I had to leave the cart in Eyre Street, just outside the Station gates, I left a boy with it—when I came back the cart, the lad, and everything had disappeared.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-102" type="surname" value="WATSON"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WATSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Sebright Street, Brick Lane—I was in the employ of the Great Eastern Railway Company—I was Parmenter's lad—on 15th February I left the Brick Lane Station with him—I was left with the cart while he went to breakfast—I left the cart in Eyre Street, and went and bought a halfpennyworth of buttons to play with another boy, who lives in Eyre Street; when I came back the cart was gone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-103" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-103" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-103" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN LEE</persName> </hi>. I live at 32, Felham Street, about half a quarter of a mile from the Brick Lane Station—on the morning of the 15th I saw a horse and cart standing in the street at the corner of a court; there were some boxes in the cart; it was a two-wheeled cart with one horse, I did not notice any label or placard on it—I saw the prisoner there, he was taking the boxes out of the cart and taking them up the court; I think he took two boxes—that was where he was servant for a young man he was working for; I don't know the man, I heard that he was called
<hi rend="italic">Teddy</hi> Taylor—it is not a shop—there is a shop down stairs where I live, and I live over the shop; that is not where the boxes were taken, they were taken up the court—I did not notice where he took them up the court, it leads into a back room there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was it in consequence of the information you gave that the police visited that room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, they went to the room before; I gave information on the Saturday night, the police went to the room on the Friday night—the person who employed the prisoner lived at that house; they were going to open a chandlers shop, they had possession of the shop and back room; that was
<hi rend="italic">Teddy</hi> Taylor and Emma Bowyer; they were occupying it, and the prisoner was their servant—I saw a lad named John Patten assisting to unload the van, he helped the prisoner with the boxes up the court; he is brother of the witness Joseph Patten.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-104" type="surname" value="PATTEN"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-104" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PATTEN</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, a shoemaker, at 33, Pelham Street, Spitalfields—I know the prisoner by working down this court—on Friday morning, 15th February, I was going out with some coffee for the men's breakfast, and saw a Great Eastern Railway cart,
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi> was driving it down Pelham Street; it was near No. 33, there were some boxes in the cart—I did not see where it stopped, it was going towards Whitechapel; there was nobody in the cart with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is John Patten your brother?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not assist to unload the cart.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-105" type="surname" value="PATTEN"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-105" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PATTEN</persName> </hi>. I live with my father at 33, Pelham Street—on the morning of 15th February I was at work at Mr. Eyre's, 31 1/2, Pelham Street</p>
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<p>—I saw the prisoner with a two-wheeled cart and horse, it was a Great Eastern Railway cart—I only saw the prisoner with it—he asked me to help him up the court with a case—I did so, he took it to a little room up the court—there was a quantity of other goods in the cart—I thought he belonged to the cart.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you live at No. 33?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—some man occupied the back room there, I don't know the name—I only saw two men there—I don't know that the prisoner lived there, I don't think he did—I know him, I saw him two or three times, he used to work up the court; I don't know whether he worked at 33 or not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-106" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-106" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LEE</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, and live at 8, Richardson Street, Stepney—on 15th February, about nine o'clock in the morning, I was near the Rising Sun, in Oxford Street, Stepney, and saw a Great Eastern Railway cart and horse there—it remained there till two o'clock, when a young man belonging to the company came up, and I went with him to the Bishopsgate Street Station with it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-107" type="surname" value="RUNNELLS"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-107" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM RUNNELLS</persName> </hi>. I am a checker at the Brick Lane Station—I checked the goods into the cart driven by Parmenter on the 15th; it contained three hampers and six boxes—they were all in good condition.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-108" type="surname" value="KENWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-108" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD KENWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi> 16). On the afternoon of 23rd February I met the prisoner in Fleet Street, Bethnal Green—I told him I was a constable, and should take him into custody for stealing a horse and cart, and a quantity of silk and other property, to the value of between 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., belonging to the Great Eastern Railway, on Friday, the 15th, in Eyre Street—he said he knew nothing at all about it—I then conveyed him to Inspector Russell's office, where he was placed among five other boys, and Lee identified him—I conveyed him to Spitalfields Police-station—he then said, "I am sorry I had anything at all to do with it, for the sake of my poor mother; don't tell her, tell my father if you can; he leaves work this afternoon at four o'clock, being Saturday"—I have looked for Teddy Taylor and the other man, but cannot find them, they are still out of the way.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-109" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-110" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KEMP</persName> </hi>. I am a silk manufacturer in Spital Square—on the morning of 15th February I was expecting some silk from Holstead—I have seen some black velvet which agrees with my advice; it is of a similar description, that is all I can say.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-113" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GARDNER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the senior clerks in the General Post Office—the prisoner was a stamper and collector—on the 4th March I made up a letter and put into it an Australian sovereign and four photographs, which I</p>
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<p>marked, put into an envelope, and fastened it with a piece of gum, and I addressed it, "Mr. Bishop, till called for, General Post Office, St. Martin's le Grande"—at five o'clock the same day I handed it to Bingham, the officer, to post immediately—after that I called the attention of Mr. Forbes and Ennis to it—next morning, about ten o'clock, I saw the prisoner in my private room—I said to him, "A money letter, addressed to Mr. J. Bishop, General Post Office, till called for, is missing; do you know anything about it?"—he replied, "I do not"—I said, "It was seen in your hands this morning"—he said, "Yes"—Crocker the constable was present, and he produced a sovereign and a penny, which he said he had found on the prisoner—I did not see him searched—I said to the prisoner, "Where did you get this money from?"—he said, "The sovereign I received from Mr. Robinson for my wages last Saturday"—this was Tuesday—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it is the one I enclosed in the letter to Mr. Bishop—I showed it to the prisoner, and said, "This sovereign was enclosed in the letter addressed to Mr. Bishop, General Post Office; in fact, in the letter that I have been asking you about; it was in the letter this morning"—he replied, "I cannot tell you any more than I have told you."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> In whose possession has this sovereign been?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mine; no one was with me when I marked it—I have laid a trap of this kind before—I have never had any one with me when I have marked money—I showed it to Mr. Clare, an inspector of letter-carriers, before I put it in the letter—Mr. Robinson is an inspector in the wages branch—I do not know whether he is here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did the prisoner say he got the sovereign from Mr. Robinson?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Last Saturday; I had it in my possession then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-114" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am an officer attached to the General Post Office—I posted the letter given to me by Mr. Gardner about half-past five on Tuesday morning, the 5th March, in the same state that I received it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-115" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ENNIS</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent sorter in the General Post Office—on the morning of the 5th March, about half-past five o'clock, my attention was called to a letter addressed to Mr. J. Bishop—I afterwards took that letter from tho letter-box, and saw the date stamp put on it—I placed it amongst other letters which the prisoner had to collect—I saw him collect—these letters and take them away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where is that letter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know—I have never seen it since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-116" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FORBES</persName> </hi>. I am a sorter in the General Post Office—on the evening of the 4th March my attention was called by Mr. Gardner to a letter addressed to Mr. Bishop—on the following morning, after some communica
<lb/>tion from Mr. Ennis, I noticed the prisoner—I saw him with a letter in his hand, feeling it between his thumb and finger, and shaking it about a little—he then put it down on the table before him with two or three others—he then left the table for a little time, and I went and looked at the letter, and saw it was the same—a little time after I saw him take the letter along with the others, and go to the sorting-table in the body of the office—I then lost sight of him—I made a communication to Mr. Tucker, the assistant controller.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you feel the letter to see if it contained the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I only looked at it—the prisoner was not sorting—he had to collect the letters.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-117" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TUCKER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant controller to the General Post Office—in consequence of the communication made to me by Mr. Forbes on the</p>
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<p>morning of the 5th I searched the place where this letter should have been, and could not find it—I then made a communication to Crocker.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-118" type="given" value="GIDEON"/>GIDEON CROCKER</persName> </hi>. I am an officer attached to the General Post Office—about eight o'clock on the morning of the 5th March I stopped the prisoner as he was leaving the yard of the General Post Office—I told him that Mr. Tucker wanted to speak to him—I took him into Mr. Gardner's private room—he was asked about the letter and denied all knowledge of it—I heard Mr. Gardner's evidence—it is correct—I searched the prisoner, and found on him an Australian sovereign and a penny-piece.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you not say to him, "Have you got anything about you belonging to the office?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did, and he said, "No."</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIS"/>WILLIS CLARE</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of letter carriers—Mr. Gardner showed me a sovereign before he put it into the letter—I saw the mark on it—this is the same sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is that the only sovereign you have seen marked in that way?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; this is Mr. Gardner's mark which he uses—he never puts the mark in the same place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-120" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a stamper in the office—I lent the prisoner two shillings, which he promised to pay me on Saturday night at two—he came to me that night, and said he could not pay me as he had been robbed of all his money in the Tower.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When did you first tell this story?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Shortly after the prisoner was taken, on the 5th—I did not go before the Magistrate.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670408-374-offence-1 t18670408-name-139"/>James Eames</persName>, her master.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-377-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she put down a half-crown—I put it between my teeth, it bent, and I said, "You are my prisoner; this is bad; you have been here before and given a bad five
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-146" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PITTS</persName> </hi> (131
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I took the prisoner on 19th February, she said that she had never been to the shop before; Mrs. Worland gave me this half-crown and Mr. Worland the crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-147" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—this crown and half-crown are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>soner came in for a halfpennyworth of peas pudding—she gave me a shil
<lb/>ling—I put it into the till, there was no other shilling there—I gave her 11 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and she left—she came again three-quarters of an hour after
<lb/>wards, and I spoke to my master, who went to the till and took out a shil
<lb/>ling—a half-crown and a sixpence only were left in the till.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Who was in the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A woman, who gave me 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I said something to her about what a disfigurement there was on your face—you did not pay me with a halfpenny, you gave me a shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-150" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HARRADENCE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Cox—on the afternoon of 22nd February I was in the shop, the prisoner came in for a pound of beef sausages, which came to 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a florin—I told her it was bad, and she offered me another—I would not take it, but gave the florin to Mr. Cox.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did your master turn me out of the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We were going to let you go for the florin, but when we found the shilling in the till you were followed and given in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-151" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD COX</persName> </hi>. I am a pork butcher, of 34, Chiswell Street—Mr. Harradence gave me the bad florin, and I gave it to 438 A with a bad shilling which I took from the till—the woman went out of the shop, but the boy said something to me and I sent for her back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-152" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS REYNOLD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 438
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). The prisoner was given into my custody with this bad shilling and florin—I told her the charge at the</p>
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<p>station, she said that she passed the florin, but denied passing the shilling, 5
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-378-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-378-18670408 t18670408-378-punishment-33"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MORTON</hi> (57)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</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>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-155" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-155" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I am engaged by the Mint to make certain inquiries, and went in February to 44, Tufton Street, Westminster, with Inspector Fife, Sergeant Elliott, and Inspector Humphreys—the street door was open, we proceeded up stairs—Fife opened the door of the first floor, and we en
<lb/>tered and proceeded to an adjoining room and found the prisoner in bed with a female—I said, "Mr. Nixon, I need not tell you my name; you are suspected of passing counterfeit coin; we have a search warrant from the Magistrates at Westminster Police-court to search your place"—I directed the officers not to take any part in the search till they had searched his clothes, as he put them on—he said, "God bless you, Mr. Brannan, there is nothing of the sort here, Mr. Brannan; you know I do nothing of the kind"—I said, "I believe you do, for I have observed you many years"—Elliott took from his trousers pocket this purse, which contained this shil
<lb/>ling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I said, "This is bad"—he said, "That I took last night"—he was taken into an adjoining room, and Inspector Fife went to a cup
<lb/>board, and in his presence found this flower-pot, with a gally-pot in it, as it now appears, in which was a rag and some paper containing three half
<lb/>crowns, four florins, two shillings, bad—the prisoner said to Fife, "You must have put them there"—I said, "No, Mr. Nixon"—he said, "Well, somebody else must have put them there who owed me a spite"—he swore on several occasions that the woman knew nothing about it (she was taken, remanded, and discharged)—Inspector Humphreys got a light and went to the watercloset on the landing of the same floor—I held the light part of the time on the landing, and saw him remove a loose board at the back of the closet, and from a little aperture at the side of the pan he produced seven shillings and two half-crowns—I said, "These are bad"—the pri
<lb/>soner was present, but made no reply—I said, "Do you occupy the stable at 33, Vincent Street? I know you have done so until very recently"—he said, "Yes; anything you find there I shall hold myself responsible for"—Elliott had found some keys in the prisoner's trousers pocket, and said, "Are these the keys?"—the prisoner said, "Yes"—we went to the stable, one of the officers unlocked the padlock with one of the keys, Humphreys and Fife entered, and after searching a little time Fife produced three bad florins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the prisoner said, "Oh! then somebody else must have put them there that owed me a spite"—he was taken to the station—the bedroom opens from the sitting-room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was it Alice Scott who was in bed with him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—she is not his wife, nor yet the woman he usually cohabits with—he has not lived with his wife for years—I believe her to be respectable—the sitting-room door was not locked—there are other lodgers in the house—the prisoner did not say in my presence that he had taken the shilling at a corn chandler's—he said that he took it last night—the stable is in a cab-yard; there are other stables there, but he has the separate use of this one, and it was locked.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long has the prisoner lived there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two or three months, and I have had him under close observation all the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-156" type="surname" value="FIFE"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-156" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FIFE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I searched the cupboard and found the flower-pot containing these articles—I saw Elliott take some keys from the prisoner's clothes—I went to the stable with him and found three bad florins on a ledge wrapped in paper and rags—they were not in separate papers—the ledge could not be reached without unlocking the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are the coins discoloured now?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, they are in the same state.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-157" type="surname" value="ELLIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-157" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ELLIOTT</persName> </hi> (13
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I assisted in searching, and found in a pair of trousers in the prisoner's room some keys and a purse, in which was a bad shilling—the prisoner pointed out one of the keys as that of the stable door, and it opened it—there was only that one shilling and some coppers in the purse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-158" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I searched the watercloset, and found these two bad half-crowns wrapped in this piece of newspaper, and seven shillings in another paper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-159" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling of 1864 found in the purse is bad—as to the coins found in the flower-pot, these two shillings of 1864 and 1865 are bad; these four florins of 1864 are bad and from the same mould; these three half-crowns of 1817, 1825, and 1842 are bad; of these seven shillings found in the watercloset three are of 1816 and four of 1853 from the same mould, and here is one of 1855 and one of 1864—these two half-crowns are of 1817 and 1836; that of 1817 is from the same mould as one found in the flower-pot—I will now take the stable coins: here are three florins of 1864 and two of 1866; those of 1866 are from the same mould—none found in the stable are of the same date as any found in the house, but one found in the closet is from the same mould as one found in the flower-pot.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-379-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BARTLETT</hi> (38)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</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>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-161" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-161" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RYDER</persName> </hi> (78
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). On 22nd March, at a little before six p.m., I was on duty in Upper Street, Islington, and saw the prisoner and a woman walking together—they looked in at Mr. Ashford's window a few minutes, and the woman left the prisoner and went into the shop—the prisoner walked on a door or two, and then stopped—the woman came out and joined him, and passed something to him, which he put in his pocket—they walked on together to Mr. Harding's, a hairdresser's, looked in at the window, and she left him and went inside—the prisoner walked on and waited for her, and while he was waiting he put on this pair of kid gloves (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—she then joined him and passed something else to him, which he put in his pocket, and they walked to Odell's button shop; they stood look
<lb/>ing in at the window, and I passed them and crossed the road—they then turned back, crossed the road, and went through the churchyard—I fol
<lb/>lowed them—the prisoner saw me, and pulled out this paper, a piece of one of Mr. Harding's handbills, which he threw inside the church railings—he ran through the churchyard, and I ran after him—as he passed 3, Church Passage, I saw him throw something down the area, which jinked like money—I followed him into Cross Street, where he threw away a cake of soap on to the pavement—I picked it up, caught him, and took</p>
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<p>him to tbo station—I asked him going along what he threw the soap out of his pocket for—he said, "It is mine, I must have dropped it"—I took the gloves off his hands—I found in his pocket this other part of Harding's handbill, these two small images, this skein of Berlin wool, and this lady's collar (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); also five good five-pound notes, two half-sovereigns, three half-crowns, five florins, four shillings, seven sixpences, and 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., all good, and a watch and chain—I went back to 3, Church Passage; 47
<hi rend="italic">N</hi> got over into the area and picked up six bad half-crowns, which he handed to me, three wrapped in one paper, one in another, and two loose—I produce a bad half-crown which I received from Davies, another from Thaine, and another from Ryan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is Church Passage a public thoroughfare?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it was not raining, but it had been—I said nothing about the handbill the first time I was before the Magistrate, but I did the second time—I told the inspector I had heard something fall from the prisoner, and the prisoner heard me—I also said so on the first examination before the Magistrate—the inspector and a constable were present when I took the handbill out of the prisoner's pocket, I was in uniform—the address the prisoner gave was quite correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-162" type="surname" value="DUDLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-162" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DUDLEY</persName> </hi> (47
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). On 22nd March I went with Ryder to 3, Church Passage, got into the area, and found two half-crowns lying loose on the stones, three others in one paper, and one in another paper; one of them was tissue paper, and the other newspaper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How soon after the prisoner was brought in were you sent to Church Passage?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About ten minutes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear the other constable tell the inspector anything in the prisoner's presence?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That he saw him throw some
<lb/>thing into an area, and on that the inspector sent me with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-163" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-163" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a china and glass dealer, of Upper Street, Isling
<lb/>ton—on 22nd March a woman came and bought an image, which came to 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a half-crown and a halfpenny, and I gave her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and put the half-crown in my pocket, there was no other there—next morning I took another half-crown from a lady; and in the course of the day, having to pay a bill, I gave my man the two half-crowns; he brought back one of them bent up, and I gave it to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Can you undertake to say which half-crown was brought back bent?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, the one the woman gave me the previous evening, because I looked at the one I took in the morning and it was good; I did not look at the other because it was a quick transaction, as I had been out in the snow and wanted to get out of the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-164" type="surname" value="HOPE"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-164" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HOPE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to the last witness—on 22nd March he sent me to pay a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. bill with two half-crowns to Mr. Merrington, who detected one of them and returned it to me—I took it back to my master.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-165" type="surname" value="THAINE"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-165" type="given" value="EDWARD WILLIAM"/>EDWARD WILLIAM THAINE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Ashford, a hosier, of Upper Street, Islington—on 22nd March, about a quarter-past six, a woman came in for a pair of gentlemen's gloves, which came to 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—they were violet, and were Dent's gloves—I cannot identify these gloves, they have no private mark, but they were like these—she gave me a half-crown and a shilling, which I put in the till—about half an hour after
<lb/>wards a constable came, I looked in the till and found two half-crowns, one at the top and one at the bottom, and about 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. between them—I had put no half-crown into the till after I received the one from the woman,</p>
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<p>no customer had been in—I gave the half-crown at the top of the till to the constable, and it turned out to be bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many other persons had taken money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three besides myself, they had given change.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-166" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-166" type="surname" value="BRYANT"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-166" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BRYANT</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Harding, a hairdresser, of Upper Street, Islington—on 22nd March, about half-past six, a young woman came in for a cake of soap—I served her with a pink cake, like this produced, it has a maker's name on it—these two pieces of paper form one of our shop bills, in one of which I wrapped the soap; it came to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a half-crown, which I put in the till, and gave her a florin; there was no other half-crown there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-167" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The three half-crowns tendered are bad and from the same mould—this packet of six others are all bad, five are from one mould, and from the same mould as the three uttered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-380-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-380-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES WILSON</hi> (44)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-169" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-169" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HATCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the John Bull public-house, Old Ford—on 26th February, about a quarter to seven p.m., the prisoner came in for a pint of half-and-half, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling—I put it in the till—there was no other shilling there, as I had cleared the till five minutes before, and there was only sixpence and fourpence—I gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he left—shortly afterwards I saw my barman take a bad shilling out of the till—there was no other shilling there then—the prisoner came again about a quarter to eleven with two women for a quartern of rum—he gave me sixpence, which I put in the till—the prisoner went outside, and came back and had another quartern of rum—he gave me a sixpence—two gentlemen at the bar said something, and the barman looked in the till and found a bad sixpence—I gave it to the constable with the shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I have a witness to prove I was not there; what time do you say I came first?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From a quarter to twenty minutes to seven.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you a clock in your bar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I feel certain about the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-170" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-170" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the John Bull—on 27th February, about ten minutes to seven, a lad asked me for change for a half-sovereign—I went to the till and found a shilling, a sixpence, and a fourpenny piece—the shilling was bad, and I took it to my master, who took it into the parlour and wrapped it in paper—about 11.30 the prisoner came and asked me for a quartern of rum—he gave me a bad sixpence—I bent it and gave it back to him—he said to the woman, "This is a bad one," and paid me with a good florin—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he left with the woman—a gentleman said something to me; I looked in the till and found a bad sixpence—I ran after the prisoner, caught him about twelve doors off, and asked him to come back—he did so—I asked him what he gave my master—he said, "Sixpence"—I asked him where the sixpence was which I had given him back—he said that it was the same one—I said that it could not be, because I bent it and gave him in charge—he then gave me back the eighteenpence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-171" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-171" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD STUART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 319). On 26th February, about twelve at night, I was called to the John Bull—the barman gave me a bad six
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<p>and a good sixpence, and Mr. Hatchard gave me a bad shilling—the prisoner was there—I charged him, and he said I did not give him any money at all, meaning the barman—I only found a halfpenny on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670408-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670408-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-172" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18670408-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was at my landlady's from five o'clock till eight, as my witnesses can prove; I then took an omnibus to go to Old Ford, and therefore could not have been there at seven o'clock. It was a florin I gave for the rum; I had not a sixpence. The 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the policeman has got is the change out of the florin. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's witnesses did not appear.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-177" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BULL</persName> </hi>. I am a brass finisher, of Clerkenwell—on 2nd April I was in St. James's Park, and saw the three prisoners together, they seemed to know one another—they were speaking together—I saw Mon
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<hi rend="italic">Humphreys. Q.</hi> Did the barmaid produce the shilling I gave her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not state that there were three other shillings in her hand—she produced no other shillings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you any previous knowledge of either of the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not spend the afternoon in watching them, only half an hour—I was first attracted by seeing them rubbing a shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-178" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH DAWSON</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Two Brewers, Jermyn Street—on 2nd April Humphreys and Harrisson came in between four and five o'clock for half a quartern of gin and peppermint, which came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Humphreys paid me a shilling, which I put in the till, there was no other shilling in that compartment—there are two bowls there—I was about to give change when Bull came in and spoke to me—I took the shilling out—Bull bit it, and I found it was bad—I had put it in the left-hand bowl.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harrisson. Q.</hi> Did you take a shilling into your hand out of the other side of the till?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Afterwards, because he said, "Have you any other shilling"—I did not take money out of the till twice—I did not take out all the money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> After you had given the shilling to the police
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He asked me if I had got any shillings in the till—I put my right hand in and took them out of the other compartment—there were no other shillings in the compartment in which this shilling was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-179" type="given" value="LAWRENCE"/>LAWRENCE POOL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 305
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). I was on duty in the Haymarket on 2nd April and saw Bull—in consequence of something he said to me I watched Montague, and saw the other two prisoners join him, they went along Jermyn Street to the Two Brewers—they stopped at the corner, and Harrisson and Humphreys went in, Montague stopped outside; I said, "I shall detain you till they come out"—he made a rush to get away, but I caught him by the sleeve, and he drew me across the street—I said, "If you have done nothing, what do you want to get away for?"—I took him in custody, searched him, and found a sixpence, a fourpenny piece, two threepenny pieces, and fivepence—this shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was given me at the Two Brewers—I found on the woman a photograph, the likeness of Humphreys—he said the instant he saw it, "That is mine"—I did not search Humphreys, but a florin and a farthing were found on him—I said to Montague at the station, "Let me see, what is your name?"—he said, "William Cross"—I said, "You just now said it was Henry Montague"—he said, "That is the name I am known in."</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-180" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 156
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). I saw the other prisoner join Montague at the corner of Jermyn Street—I followed Humphreys and Harrisson into the Two Brewers—Bull was with me watching—the bar
<lb/>maid gave me a bad shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Humphreys. Q.</hi> How did she give it you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I asked her if you had passed anything—she said, "Yes," and produced a shilling—she brought over a till with two compartments, and silver on each side, and said, "That is what money I have got"—she put the bowls on the counter and took a shilling from one of the compartments.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there other silver in that compartment?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but I do not know what—Bull picked the shilling up, bit it, and returned it—that was the only shilling the barmaid produced.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Montague.</hi> You said, "Pick out the darkest shilling among them"—none of them offered to stir, and you picked it out and bit it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Humphreys to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWIN BULL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you pick out a shilling from the silver in her hand?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; she offered it to me and gave it to me—she had one shilling in her hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you bite it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I do not know whether the constable bit it before or after I looked at it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOODWIN</hi> (33
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). I have known Harrisson six or seven years and Montague two years—I have had to question him when I have had other people in custody for uttering counterfeit coin—I have seen all the prisoners together, but not very frequently.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Humphreys. Q.</hi> I have not been in London three weeks: I have my trade card in my pocket, I came from Brighton: how long ago did you see me with these prisoners?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It may be a month ago.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-181" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Humphreys's Statement before the Magistrate, being put in, was, that Mon
<lb/>tague spoke to him in the Park and asked for a light, and afterwards gave him some drink in the Haymarket, when the policeman took him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Humphreys's Defence.</hi> If I passed a bad shilling it was not knowingly.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Harrisson's Defence.</hi> I met this young man in the Park. He asked me to have something to drink; I did so. Bell came in, and the constable said I must go with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM WEBESTER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would not a counterfeit shilling be made worse instead of better by rubbing it up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; because black stuff is put on them when they are put into paper, and they rub it off before they pass them.
<hi rend="largeCaps">HUMPHREYS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.*
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRISSON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-183" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SWAIN</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live with my brother at the Black Bull, Chaton Street, Westminster—on 4th March, between nine and ten the prisoner came for a pot of beer and gave me a bad half-crown—I bent it and should know it again—this is it—I gave it back to him and told him it was bad; he said that it was not—I tried it again and re
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<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). I was on duty, and in consequence of some
<lb/>thing which was told me I found the prisoner lying in a waggon, which was laid up for the night in Black Horse Yard—I do not think he was asleep; I think he was sober—I asked him what he came there for; he said to go to sleep—I felt his pockets and pulled out nine or ten half-crowns, and then twelve more from his breast pocket, done up in paper—I said, "What do you call these?"—he said, "I don't know nothing at all about it"—there were twenty-six altogether, and one was bent—he said he came from Peascod Street, Windsor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-185" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad, and five of them are from the same mould as the bent one which was uttered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence stating that two gentlemen gave him some ale on his arriving in London, after which he did not know what he did or where he went, but supposed that they took his good money away and gave him bad for it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wedesday, April</hi> 10
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670408-386-offence-1 t18670408-name-192"/>John George Bacon</persName>, and stealing from his person one watch, his property.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Felo
<lb/>niously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Foulger</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Dowling, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Lewis.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-193" type="given" value="JOHN GEORGE"/>JOHN GEORGE BACON</persName> </hi>. I am a private gentleman, and live at Church Street, Islington—on the morning of 5th March, a little after one a.m., I was near the Angel, Islington—I saw a cab, a cabman, and three other men, of whom Foulger was one—I asked for a light; they gave me one, and I said, "If you are going my way I should be very glad to get into the cab and take my share of the expense"—they agreed, and I got in—we went to Packington Street, where I got out and offered to pay the cabman a shilling—they said, "Do not do that; get in again and come and smoke a pipe with us"—I got in again, and was driven down to Whitmore Street, Hoxton, where we all got out, and they told me I should have to pay the whole expense—while I was speaking to the cabman, one of them put his hand into my jacket pocket—I saw there was something wrong, so I paid the cabman and immediately ran off—two of them followed me, I believe Foulger was not one of those—they threw me down, snatched my watch, and ran off—I saw nothing more of them that night, but gave information to a policeman whom I saw on the canal bridge—after going home I went to the police-station and saw the three pri
<lb/>soners there and my watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you been drinking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I was not very drunk—I confess I had had too much—I must have been one of the first to get out of the cab at Whitmore Street—I cannot remember whether Foulger got out first, but I was certainly not left in the cab—I had never seen either of the prisoners before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you sober enough to recollect what passed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not sit on the seat, but on the knees of one of them, Foulger's knees I think—my watch was imitation gold and worth 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—it was in my waistcoat pocket—I did not offer the cabman my watch—there was a slight dispute, as they wanted me to pay the whole, instead of my share—I ran away directly I paid the fare—they were standing behind me—I suddenly ran away and they ran after me—I was thrown down in the scuffle, and they fell over me—I did say I was pulled down more than knocked down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you asked them to let you ride, did not they say that the cab was full?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not remember what answer they gave, but I remember Foulger telling me to jump in—before the Magistrate, when the case was nearly over, the usher said, "The pro
<lb/>secutor will not sign his deposition, Sir"—I then said, "I do not wish to go on, Sir; I consent to lose my watch rather than go on"—I said to the Magistrate, "Cannot I get out of this?"—he said, "How do you mean?" and I said, "Retire from it"—the Magistrate said, "I do not intend you shall"—I do not know how long I was getting home—I gave my address to the inspector on the bridge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you a stranger in London?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the cab-man is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-194" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DODD</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Whitmore Street, Hoxton, and am a car-man—on the morning of 5th March I heard a noise, looked out of my</p>
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<p>window, and saw a man on the ground and two men on top of him, and another man talking to a cabman, but it was so dark that I could not discern any one—I dressed as quickly as I could and went down—the cabman was then gone—two of the men ran down the street—I saw the man who had been lying down; he was a tall man—he got up and walked up the street, and the other men ran away—I told a policeman—I did not see what house the men went into.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear any cry?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The man made a noise, or else I should not have got out of bed—he hallooed "Murder!" and "Police!"</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-195" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BUCKLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 466
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). On the morning of 5th March I heard a disturbance in Whitmore Street, Hoxton, and in consequence of what Barrett told me, I went to 6, Whitmore Street, listened some consi
<lb/>derable time, and then heard a voice saying, "You kept a very bad look-out; you very nearly let that man come on top of me"—I did not enter the house then, but went to Church Street, Islington—the prosecutor had not arrived at home—I then returned to 6, Whitmore Street, with Barrett, Barker, and three other constables—Barrett knocked at the door, the window was opened, and Foulger asked who was there—we said, "Police"—he asked what we wanted—we said we wanted to come in, and to come and open the door—it was not opened, but, hearing a scuffle at the back, I forced it open—thinking they were escaping, I rushed up stairs and saw Barrett pick up this watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which was lying between Lewis and Dowling, who were in a temporary bed on the floor—Foulger was standing in the room undressed—I said, "How do you account for this watch being here?"—they all denied all knowledge of it—I told them they would be charged with violently assaulting a man and robbing him of his watch—they all protested their innocence—on the way to the station Foulger said, "I met this man at the Angel;" I will not swear whether he said the prosecutor asked to ride with them or whether they asked him to come in; "We drove to Whitmore Street, but I know nothing of the robbery"—when the charge was read over at the station Lewis said, "A woman gave me this watch at the door of No. 6, and I took it up stairs"—that is the house where they were apprehended.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you present at the police-court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I did hear Lewis say that Dowling knew nothing about it—I mentioned at the police-court the words, "Your sight is very bad, you kept a very bad look-out, and nearly let the man on top of me;" my deposition was read over to me, and I signed it—I noticed no omission—I stated at the police—court that the door was not opened and I heard a scuffle—I have said, "I entered the front room up stairs, the three prisoners were in bed"—that was because another man had been apprehended, but we allowed him to go from the station—these were the only three pri
<lb/>soners before the Magistrate—I said there that the watch was found between Lewis and Dowling in bed—I did not say that these three pri
<lb/>soners were in bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was any one present when he said that a woman gave him the watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The inspector.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Foulger say, going to the station, "I know nothing of the robbery?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, they all said, "I know nothing of the watch or how it came there"—there were two beds in the room, in one of which were the two men, and the watch was between them; there were four people in the room.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>. Who was the other man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A friend of Foul
<lb/>ger's, but they all three said at the station that he was not with them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-196" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARRETT</persName> </hi> (148
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I accompanied Buckley to 6, Whitmore Street; I had seen Foulger and a man named Lewis, I believe, go in there—it is Mr. Dodd's house; I communicated with Buckley, and then went to ascertain whether there had been been a robbery committed—learning that there had, I knocked at the door of No. 6—somebody put up the window and spoke, and a female came to the door inside and asked who it was; we said, "Police"—she said, "I will call my husband"—I then heard a scuffle at the back of the house—we forced open the door and found the three prisoners and another man in the room—Barker followed one of the men up stairs—I turned my light on two men in bed—I found this watch between them, Dowling and Lewis—they all said they knew nothing about the watch—I took them to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the watch lying on the counter-pane?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, outside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670408-name-197" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BARKER</persName> </hi> (141
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I went to 6, Whitmore Street, got over the back of the house, and when Buckley knocked at the front door Foulger came to the back and was going to the water-butt, but he saw me and ran back—I ran in and he chucked something on to the bedclothes—he put up the window, and I called out to the constables below, "He has thrown something out"—that may have been the chain, as it has never been found—I heard Lewis say at the station that a woman gave it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He did not throw the watch out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he might have dropped it on the bed as he was going over.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Court considered that there was no evidence against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DOWLING</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOULGER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received good characters</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count</hi> </rs>.—
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