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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, July 8th, 1867, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS GABRIEL, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE WILSHIRE BRAMWELL</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MUSGROVE</hi>, Bart.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">DAVID SALOMONS</hi>, Esq., M.P.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ANDERSON ROSE</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; the Right Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES ABBISS</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT BESLEY</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">DAVID HENRY STONE</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS CHAMBERS</hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SYDNEY HEDLEY WATERLOW</hi>, Esq., Alderman</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS LYCETT</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALEXANDER CROSLEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY DE JERSEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<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, July</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<p>For the case of
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DUNDAS</hi>, tried this day, see Surrey Cases.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July 8th</hi>,1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-632-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-3" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY GINGER.</persName> </hi> I keep a grocer's shop at Harrow—on the night of 24th June, about a quarter to ten, the prisoner came for half a pound of the best cheese at 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown—I gave him a florin and a penny change, and put the half-crown on a biscuit tin, where there was no other—he left, and Mrs. Comley's servant afterwards came in; I then examined the half-crown, and found it was bad—I went to the station and recognised the prisoner at once—I marked the half-crown and gave it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-4" type="given" value="LOUSIA"/>LOUSIA COWLEY.</persName> </hi> I keep the Railway Hotel, Harrow Station—on 24th June, about ten at night, I served the prisoner with threepennyworth of brandy and water, he gave me a bad half-crown, I asked him where he got it; he gave me a florin and I gave him the changes—he asked to have the half-crown back, but I refused—he said, "Let me have half of it back, "but I</p>
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<p>would not—I had not broken it—in consequence of something which was said, I sent my servant to Mrs. Ginger, next door but one; she came back with Mrs. Ginger, and I went to the railway station and found the prisoner there—I recognised him directly—there were two females in the room, but I cannot say whether they were with him—I called a constable, and gave him in custody with the half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I deny ever coming into your shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure you are the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-5" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PECK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 192
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). I was called and took the prisoner and the half-crown—I found some cheese under where he sat at the railway station, and found five good shillings on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-6" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER.</persName> </hi> I am inspector of coin to her Majesty's Mint; these coins are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I deny going into the shop, or offering the half-crown. I was never near the shop.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted, in the name of Edward Wilmot, in September, 1865, to which he</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-8" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HOLLINGSWORTH.</persName> </hi> I am the wife of Thomas Hollings-worth, who keeps the Cock at Edmonton—on 11th June, about eleven o'clock at night, I served the prisoner with a pot of half-and-half—he laid down a half-crown—I
<hi rend="italic">jinked</hi> it on the counter, thought it was good, and put it in my pocket; there was no other money there—I gave him change, two shillings and two pence—I gave the half-crown to my husband ten minutes afterwards, who gave it back to me, and I gave it to the policeman, as it was bad—the prisoner came in by himself, but two men came in after him and drank with him—he paid for their beer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it Whit Tuesday?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there was merry-making at Edmonton, but the house was quite clear at the time—ten men drove up with a horse and cart—nine of the men were brought in, and I picked out the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOLLINGSWORTH.</persName> </hi> I am the husband of the last witness—I saw him in the bar on 11th June, drinking a pot of half-and-half, and eating bread and cheese—he had a friend with him—my wife was in the bar parlour, and I took her place in the bar—the prisoner called for another pot, which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I served him—he gave me a half-crown—I bent it between my teeth,
<hi rend="italic">chinked</hi> it on the counter, and said, "This is a
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the prisoner a little the worse for drink?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the cart had gone on while he was eating his bread and cheese, and when I found it was a
<hi rend="italic">duffin</hi> half-crown he
<hi rend="italic">hooked</hi> it directly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOWLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). About 11.30 p.m. on 11th June I stopped a cart with ten men in it, the prisoner was about the centre—I marched them to the station, searched the cart, but found nothing—I found 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on one of them at the station, but nothing on the others—Mrs. Hollingsworth came, looked at them all, and said, "That is the man, I will swear to that man," and charged the prisoner with uttering a half-crown to her—he denied all knowledge of it, but afterwards said that if it</p>
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<p>was bad he must have taken it in change for a half-sovereign at the half-way house—I took him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he deny passing any bad money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The said that he was not one of those that passed the money, as I understand—I searched all the men, but did not find a single bad coin—the Cock is between Edmonton and Ponder's End.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-11" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER.</persName> </hi> This half-crown is bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-13" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN RIGGETT.</persName> </hi> I live at 37, Freeschool Street, Horslydown—on 23rd June I was on a visit at the General Elliott public-house, Queen's Road East—I was serving in the bar in the afternoon—the prisoner came in about half-past four, and called for a pot of beer, which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a bad shilling, which I took into the bar parlour to Mr. Clark, the landlord—I went back to the prisoner, took the beer from him, which he had commenced to drink, put it back into the sink, and told him the shilling was bad—he made no answer—the landlord came and asked him how many more he had got—he said that he had not got another farthing—a constable was called in, who searched him, and I saw another bad shilling fall from his pocket on to the floor—I did not bend the shilling uttered to me, nor was it bent when it was uttered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-14" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH GODFREY.</persName> </hi> My husband keeps a pie shop in Queen's Road East—the prisoner came there on the same day for a penny pie—he began to eat it, and gave me a bad shilling—I bent it easily in the detector, and returned it to him—he said that he had come all the way from Hammersmith, and had not any more money, and I said that he might have the pie.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-15" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BENNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 345
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). I searched the prisoner—he said that he had no more money in his possession—this bad shilling (
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-16" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER.</persName> </hi> These shillings are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—Collins ordered twopennyworth of bread and cheese, and paid with a good shilling—Collins asked if I sold sugar—I said, "Yes, "and my aunt served him with a quarter of a pound—I did not see what money he paid with, but she brought me a shilling, and said in the prisoner's presence that it was bad—they said that they were very sorry for it—I tried it, bit it in two, sent for the police, and told the pri
<lb/>soners they were not to go—I called in Gregory, who was working in the garden, to stop them—ho took the shilling out of my hand to look at, and I have not seen it since—the florin Johnson gave me was bad, and I</p>
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<p>gave it to the constable—Gregory took it out of ray aunt's hand and said that it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson. Q.</hi> What did you do with the florin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Put it in a bag in which I had half-crowns, shillings, and sixpences, but no other florin—it was not a quarter of an hour before I found it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-20" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY STUTELEY.</persName> </hi> I keep the Three Crowns—Lipscomb came to me for some sugar and took it into the taproom—the prisoners were there, and nobody else—I put it on the table, and Collins gave me a shilling—as I went for get change I tried it with my teeth and found it was bad—my nephew bit it nearly in two, and I sent for a policeman and Gregory, who came and took the shilling out of my hand—one of the prisoners took it from Gregory, put another by it, and said, "That does not look like a bad shil
<lb/>ling"—I gave them in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson. Q.</hi> Who was the gentleman who came up in a trap?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A man from Staines—I do not know whether he looked at both pieces, I did not see him—I did not say that I had plenty more of that sort in the bag—Gregory is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-21" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA KIRBY.</persName> </hi> My husband keeps the Wheat sheaf, at Stanwell, a mile from the Three Crowns—on 21st June, about a quarter-past five, Collins came in alone for a lucifer match—I told him there was a fire in the taproom, he could light his pipe there—he went into the taproom, called for a pint of ale, and gave me a bad florin—I told him it was bad, and gave it him back—he gave me a good one, drank the beer, and went away—I did not bend it—he told me he took it from Mr. Vincent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Collins. Q.</hi> Had the man any particular mark about him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it was you—I did not notice that you were lame.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-22" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GRIFFIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 176
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On 21st June, about a quarter-past six, I was called to the Three Crowns, and Mrs. Suter gave the pri
<lb/>soners into my custody for uttering—they said that they were very sorry, they did not know it was bad—I searched Collins and found two good shillings, seven sixpences, a threepenny piece, 15
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and a quarter of a pound of sugar—on Johnson I found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I went to Mrs. Kirby's next morning, but found no bent shilling—I routed out the ashes of the grate, but found no metal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson. Q.</hi> When you came into the house what was given to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> This second shilling—it was not bent—Lipscomb handed it to me, and said that he believed it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Collins. Q.</hi> Did a man sitting by the table show you the shilling, and did not you put it in your mouth and say it was bad, and put it in your pocket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not say that they were both bad—I put them in my pocket—this shilling is good.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-23" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LIPCOMB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I handed Grifiin the florin, not the shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson. Q.</hi> Did not you produce two shillings to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, only the florin; he never had the shilling—I say that it is a mistake on the part of the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-24" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GRIFFIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I am sure Lipscomb handed me a shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670708-name-25" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18670708-name-25" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER.</persName> </hi> This coin is bad; this shilling marked with teeth is good.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES LIPCOMB.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Look at this shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> This is not the shilling, it was a newer one than this—I did not make these marks on it—I never had it in my hand before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Johnson's Defence.</hi> I sold a shirt, socks, and handkerchief, and received the florin for them; I did not know it was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-27" type="given" value="ELIZA SARAH"/>ELIZA SARAH BROWN.</persName> </hi> I keep a coffee-shop at 5, Woolton Road—on 13th June, a little after one in the day, the prisoner and another man came in—one had tea and bread and butter, and the other tea, meat, greens, and potatoes—one gave me a florin, which I put in my apron pocket, and asked him whether I was to take for the two—he said, "No," and the prisoner gave me another florin—I saw it was bad, but gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change because I was alone, and put the florin in my pocket—he re
<lb/>mained in the shop five minutes, while I went up to get my bonnet—I then looked at the other florin and found it was bad—I went to the station and gave information, and the prisoner was taken on the 15th—I had no other florins in my pocket—I marked the florins and gave them to the inspector.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the prisoner see you go up stairs?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and yet he stayed about three minutes longer than the other man—I was sent for two days afterwards to identify him—when I came down with my bonnet on he was gone—I have no doubt he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-28" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROBINSON.</persName> </hi> I am twelve years older and live with my mother at 13, George Street—on 15th June I was in Eleanor Road, and saw two boys sitting on the steps of the Queen Eleanor—they both called me; I took no notice, and they called me again—I went to them and the prisoner pulled some money out of his pocket and gave it to the other boy—they gave me a florin, and. told me to go to the public-house at the bottom of the street and get half an ounce of tobacco, and they would give me a halfpenny—I did so, and the young lady said that the florin was bad—Mr. Browning, who was in the shop, took me to Hackney to see if we could find the prisoner, but could not, and as we went along he met a policeman and gave me in custody—when we got to the Queen Eleanor I pointed out the prisoner and the other boy—the other boy ran away—the policeman took the prisoner and let me go.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-29" type="given" value="EMILY ELLEN"/>EMILY ELLEN TOMKINS.</persName> </hi> I am barmaid at the Alfred public-house, Eleanor Kodak, Hackney—Robison brought me this bad florin—Mr. Browning took it up and the lad was given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What did you do with it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think Mr. Brown
<lb/>ing gave it to the policeman.</p>
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<persName id="t18670708-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670708-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BROWNING.</persName> </hi> I was at the Prince Alfred, saw the boy come in, and took up the florin—I took the boy immediately to seek for the boys who gave it him—they had escaped, and I gave him over to a policeman with the florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How far is the Queen Eleanor public-house from Wilton Road?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is about 100 yards from Wilton Road to Queen Eleanor Road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-31" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BAKER </persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 135
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I received charge of Robinson from Mr. Browning, and also of this florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and this other florin from Mrs. Brown—I accompanied the boy to various places, and then said, "It is no use looking, you go away home"—he went a little way, came back, and said that they were coming—I saw them, but one of them</p>
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<p>ran away—I took the prisoner, and found on him one shilling, four six-pences, and one penny.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-32" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER.</persName> </hi> These three florins are bad, and two of them are from the same mould; the two given up by Mrs. Brown to the policeman are not from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to pay for the stamp—the
<hi rend="italic">prœcipe</hi> is filed in the Court of Common Pleas, and has to have the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. stamp on it before it is filed, and the original has to be stamped and filed and returned to me again, that would then become the original writ in the action, and the defendant would be served with a copy of the original writ—at the time I gave the prisoner that writ it had no stamp on it—he came to my office on 23rd May, and handed me this writ (
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-35" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOWARD.</persName> </hi> I am a clerk in the Writ Office of the Court of Common Pleas—the
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<hi rend="italic">prœcipe</hi> is filed at our office—when I find that the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. stamp is obliterated I compare the
<hi rend="italic">prœcipe</hi> with the original writ, seal it, and hand it back to the clerk—there is not any seal of the Court on the writ produced, it appears to be an imitation of the old seal, which used to be used in 1852—I have brought genuine impressions of both seals—I have searched, and there is no
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<interp inst="t18670708-639-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing eleven money-order forms, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670708-639-offence-1 t18670708-name-39"/>her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18670708-639-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering four of the said orders, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-639-18670708 t18670708-639-punishment-8"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18670708-639-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty:See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18670708-640-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, to embezzling the sums of 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 34
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670708-640-offence-1 t18670708-name-41"/>Thomas Harman</persName>.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-640-18670708 t18670708-640-punishment-9"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18670708-640-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18670708-640-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty:See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EUGENE ALBERT</hi> (43)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670708-641-offence-1 t18670708-name-43"/>Daniel Gilbert</persName>, having been before convicted of a like offence.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-641-18670708 t18670708-641-punishment-10"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18670708-641-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty:See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July 9th</hi>. 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-642-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing 20lb. of lead, of the Mayor, Commonalty, and Citizens of London, fixed to a build
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-642-18670708 t18670708-642-punishment-11"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN DONOVAN</hi> (17)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670708-643-offence-1 t18670708-name-46"/>John Sawbridge</persName>, and stealing a watch, his property.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-643-18670708 t18670708-643-punishment-12"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18670708-643-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty:See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS JONES</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18670708-644-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18670708-644-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>, to stealing a mare of
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-48" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670708-644-offence-1 t18670708-name-48"/>Ann Huxtable</persName>.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18670708-644-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-644-18670708 t18670708-644-punishment-13"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18670708-644-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty:See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HONORA REGAN</hi> (40)</persName>, and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670708-645-offence-1 t18670708-name-52"/>Thomas Sheen</persName>, with intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. R.N. PHILIPPS</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="t18670708-name-53" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SHEEN.</persName> </hi> I am a costermonger, and live at 4, Wild Passage, Drury Lane—Mary Sheen is my wife—the other prisoners are my father-in-law and mother-in-law—they live at the bottom of Drury Lane, near Which Street—on 8th May, about half-past four in the morning, I went to their place—they live on the ground floor—I tapped at the window—Regan opened the door immediately—he was not dressed—I went in—there was no light—I told him to light a candle—he did so—the two women were in bed—there were three boys or two boys and a woman in a bed at the foot of the other—I put my hand on that bed—my wife was not there; she was inside her mother in the bed—I laid hold of her by the wrist and tried to pull her out—Regan laid hold of me and began to scuffle with me—I said I wanted my wife—he said, "You won't get her"—I then Said, "I want my money"—he said, "You won't get one or the other"—I was then turned out by Regan and another man—he used bad language to me not fit to express—Edmund Sheen was there, and my wife sent him for a policeman—Regan laid hold of me by the collar and shoved me out—my hand got jammed in the door—I came in again—they tried to shove me out again, Regan used foul language to me, and knocked me down on the bed, and his wife came with a kettle and hit me—I tried to save my head by defending myself with my arm, and my elbow was all black—in the struggle I hit them somehow in the head—it was Regan and his wife that did everything to me—it was he that gave me all the blows,
<hi rend="italic">barring</hi> the first one that I got from his wife—I can't tell what it was he struck</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you been married to your wife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a year and nine months—she never summoned me before the Magistrate—I have had summonses, but she has not gone against me; her mother put her up to do that—I dare say it was her father that kept her from going against me—he has not been guarantee for me to three loan offices, only one—he is a labourer, I believe—I don't know anything about his business—she had been at home with me that morning—she left me and went to her father's—when I went in I did not seize her by the hair of her head, and pull her out of bed, I swear that, nor did her father and mother try to rescue her from me—I dare say I gave them the wounds with the kettle I took away from the wife—he did not say to me, "Your wife is quite safe by the side of her mother, you had better walk out and come in the morning, "nor did his wife entreat me not to pull her daugh
<lb/>ter in that manner, but to come ill the morning—I know nothing about biting the finger of my mother-in-law—I am not aware that she called out, "For God's sake take this man away, he will bite my finger off"—I don't recollect anything of the kind—I can't say whether I did bite her finger or not; I am not aware of it—I did not kick her—my wife and I always lived comfortably together till they interfered with me—she can clear her
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You said something about wanting your money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, she had gone away and taken my money with her; she did not leave me so much as a halfpenny.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 150
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). About half-past five in the morning of 8 th May I was called to 2, Denham Yard, Dory Lane, by a lad named Edmund Sheen—I saw the three prisoners standing in the passage, the male prisoner first; the prosecutor was lying on the ground weltering in blood from wounds he had received—Mrs. Sheen had a flat iron in her hand lifted over her head in an attitude—she was about a quarter of a yard, from the prosecutor—I rushed in and pushed her on one bide and took the flat iron from her, and have it here—I also produce an iron pot, broken; the fracture was quite new—Mrs. Regan had it in her hand, I took it from her—the male prisoner had nothing in his hand—I lifted the prosecutor up, took him outside, sent for assistance, and he was taken to the hospital in a cab—I took the prisoner to the station with assistance—I did not notice any cuts on the prisoners' heads—I saw blood flowing, it was from no wound that I saw; both the Regains had blood on their faces.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not they say, "Look at my face? "
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Regan said so when I took him in charge—the women were very excited—they are all Irish.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-55" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER HARNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector F</hi>). The prisoners were brought to the station—Regan said, "What I did was in self-defence, "and, pointing to the prisoner Sheen, he said, "She it was who struck the blow"—she made no remark—Mrs. Regan was wounded; a surgeon saw her—he is not here—she had a cup by the left temple—Mrs. Sheen had some scratches, but nothing of any consequence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-56" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND SHEEN.</persName> </hi> I am no relation to these parties—I live at 2, Denham Yard, the same house as the prisoners; they live on the ground floor, and I live on the first floor—I was in their room on this morning, lying in</p>
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<lb/>man—the prosecutor was pushed out by Regan and another man who was coming down stairs to go to his work—I saw no more—I came back with a policeman and was directly sent for another—when I returned I saw the prosecutor's feet lying outside the door, and I believe he was weltering in blood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the prosecutor come in quietly or in a great image?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The did not come in in a fuss—he first came to the bed where I was and felt me, and then he went to his wife and caught hold of her—he said, "Where is she, "that is all? —Regan has been employed for four years and nine months at Mr. Thompson's, a builder's, in Holland Road—he is a very quiet man—I had been out late the night before, and could not get into ray own room; my father and mother were there—I had never slept in that room before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-57" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR TREVOR.</persName> </hi> I was house surgeon at King's College Hospital when the prosecutor was brought there, between five and six on the morn
<lb/>ing of 8th May; he was in a state of great exhaustion from loss of blood—I examined his head, there were five wounds on it, two on the right side over the temple, one at the back, one on the left side, and one on the left temple; they went to the bone, but there was no injury to the bone—they must have been inflicted with considerable violence, four of the wounds were sharp wounds, and might have been caused by either a sharp or blunt instrument, but there was one wound which was evidently done by some very blunt object; the others would be done probably by something of the sort of this pot before it was broken—I saw the flat iron, it bears the external appearance of blood—a poker or anything of that kind would inflict some of the wounds—he had a small cut on the chin and bruises on his arm—I did not dress the prisoner's wounds—he was in a very dangerous state, principally from loss of blood—he subsequently had an attack of erysipelas which nearly cost him his life, I hope he has quite recovered now—he has had his head shaved since he left the hospital.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SHEEN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Jeremish Regan entered into a recognisance of</hi> 20
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 91
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On the morning of 1st June I was on duty in Gossett Street, Bethnal Green, about half-past three, and saw the prisoner carrying a bundle; it was about a mile and a half from the Park—I stopped him and asked what he had got there—he said, "Clean linen"—I asked where he got it from—he made no answer to that, but said he was going to take it home—I took him to the station and found the bundle contained these things.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMSm</hi>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-65" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS"/>AUGUSTUS DELVALLE.</persName> </hi> I am a mercantile clerk, and live at 5, Belgrave Road, Holloway—on 8th June I left my house, it was locked up and fur
<lb/>niture in it—on the 15th, in consequence of what I heard, I went there—nothing was taken away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did your wife go to the house after the 8th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe she did, more than once—she is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-66" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA ROY.</persName> </hi> I am a widow, and live at 4, Belgrave Road, next door to the prosecutor—on the evening of the 14th June, about half-past six, I was seated in my dining room in front of my hoist, and saw two young men go to the front door of Mr. Delvalle's house and stand on the door-step; the door is in a recess—to the best of ray knowledge and belief, the pri
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose the whole thing only lasted a few minutes?
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-69" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES NEALE.</persName> </hi> I belong to the ship
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<hi rend="italic">Driscoll. Q.</hi> Did not you go down the yard with a prostitute?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was a young woman talking to me, I don't know whether she was a prostitute, and you and Crawley and another man rushed out open me — the other man was let go, he did not interfere much.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 43
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in halfpence— they took my neckerchief from my neck and let me go—I cannot say where the other two went, but I got up and followed the prisoner into the tent—I then went to the station and returned with a constable—I had had some
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Ealing fair was going on at this time, was it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I had been to the fair—I live two or three hundred yards from where this occurred—I have a wife—I did not mean to sleep in the tent, I only passed it as a joke—there are a great many gipsies about there—I could not identify the other man—I have no doubt of the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-75" type="given" value="ADAM"/>ADAM LANGLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 36
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). The prosecutor came to the station, and in consequence of his statement I went with him to Ealing Green, to a tent—I found the prisoner and another man lying in it— I turned my light on, and asked the prosecutor if he knew the men—he did not know the first man, but when the prisoner rose up he said, "That is the man who choked me while the others picked my pockets"—I told him he would have to come to the station with me—he said he should not—back part of the tent—I ran round and caught hold of him—he then made a rush and got out of my grasp, and ran down the green—he had no boots on—I followed him, calling, "Stop him! "—a constable from the village came up—we went into a tent and found the prisoner there un
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had not the prosecutor been drinking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The may have had a little, but I should not have known it if he had not told me so.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670708-650-offence-1 t18670708-name-77"/>Henry Martin Cornwell Leigh</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-78" type="given" value="HENRY MARTIN CORNWELL"/>HENRY MARTIN CORNWELL LEGH.</persName> </hi> I am a captain in the First Bat
<lb/>talion of Grenadier Guards, stationed at the Tower—on Tuesday, 11th June, I had a pocket-book, containing, amongst other things, two 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes aud nine 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes—I placed them in a table drawer in my room, together with two gold rings and a bunch of keys—they were safe between nine and ten in the morning— I did not then know the numbers of the notes—I left my room and went out of town, and came back between eleven and twelve—I opened my drawer and missed my pocket-book and rings—I got the two 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes from Cocks and Co., in change for a cheque—the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes I got in change for another of the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes from Mr. Embleton, the steward of the club—the prisoner did not belong to my company, but to a different one—he is stationed at the Tower.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-79" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM BURTON.</persName> </hi> I am clerk to Messrs. Cocks and Co., army agents—on 27th May last I received a cheque for Captain Legh, for 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d.</hi> on Messrs. Childs—I gave him three 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes aud 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was left on his account—the numbers of the three 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes were 60971, 57946-7, all dated 20th February, 1867—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are some of the notes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-80" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY EMBLETON.</persName> </hi> I am steward of the Guards' Club—on 10th June I changed a 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note for Captain Legh—I gave him ten 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, the numbers of which I had previously received from Drummond's—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are some of them—I have not the number of the note I changed for Captain Legh—I received thirty notes from Drummond's, and ten of those I gave to Captain Legh, but cannot say which—these are some of the notes I received from Drummond's, there are six of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-81" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB POSNER.</persName> </hi> I am a tailor, of 22, Whitechapel Road—I know the prisoner—he came to me in the early part of June—I cannot recollect the day, but I know it was the week previous to his being taken into custody—he was taken on the Monday following, and it was on a Monday that he came to me—it was the week before, as near as I can recollect—he bought two woollen shirts and one vest, which came to 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he paid a sovereign and a half in gold, and went away—about Tuesday or Wednesday he came again, and transacted business with my manager—I was not present, my attention was called by my manager to give change—he handed me a 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and said, "I want chauge, please"—I said, "I have got no change"—I said to the prisoner, "If you like to wait I will get change"—he took a chair and sat down—I asked him to endorse the note, and he did so, in the name of Cameron Gordon—this is the note—I was going out, and he called me back and said, "Here are three 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes more, you may as well bring me gold for them"—I asked him to endorse them as well, and he did so—I cannot say that these are the notes, because I only signed one at the</p>
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<p>bank—I can vouch for the one I put my name on—the three I changed at the bank were endorsed by the prisoner just the same as the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—the prisoner was in his uniform—when he came first he said belonged to York
<lb/>shire, to a highly respectable family, that he had been very successful at the last Derby races, and had pulled off a few hundred pounds—there was a case lying on my desk, with the name of T. Horsnell, of Leeds, on it, and he gaid, "What, Tommy Horsnell? he was an intimate friend of my father's"—in consequence of his representations I believed that I was dealing with the son of a gentleman—I went to the Bank of England and changed the notes, and brought the prisoner 65
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold—and said, "I want 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. change"—I gave it to him, and he handed it to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When you first gave evidence at the police-court you said it was Tuesday I went to your shop first, now you say it was Wednesday?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I will not be sure which.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-82" type="given" value="ALFERD"/>ALFERD KNIGHT.</persName> </hi> I am a clockmaker, at 83, High Street, White
<lb/>chapel—on Tuesday evening, 11th June, about six o'clock, the prisoner came to my shop and asked to look at a pretty good silver lever watch—I showed him some—he chose one, at six guineas, and he asked for a gold Albert chain—he bought one, and a locket, and after that a ring, the whole of them came to 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., he gave me the three 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, which he endorsed Cameron Gordon, Hunslet Arms, Leeds—he said he had won either 260
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 280
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the Derby, that he had dreamt three nights that Hermit would win, and that he had put all the money he had on her—I think he said that he belonged to the 3rd company, and that he was at the Wellington Barracks.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-83" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CLARKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). On Wednesday, 12th June, I was sent for to the Tower—I saw Captain Legh, and from what he told me I gave notice at the Bank, and ultimately went to Mr. Posner's—I took him to the Tower on Monday, the 7th June, and had the prisoner paraded with seven or eight other corporals—Mr. Posner pointed him out and said he was the man that had the change of the note—the prisoner was given into my custody—I said to him, "You know I am a policeman; I shall take you into custody for stealing 145
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., two rings, and a purse from Captain Legh's quartet's "—he said, "I am guilty of passing the notes, but I did not steal them; I found one fifty and six fives, with the purse and the two rings, under a stone or brick in the Tower"—I understood him to mean near the Tower ditch—he did not say so, but he pointed that way—he said he had placed 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in a savings bank, and that I should find the bank book in his bed—I went there and found the book, and I found that 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was placed in the Aldgate bank on the 12th—since the examination at the police-court I have traced another note.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-84" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK RICHARDSON.</persName> </hi> I am landlord of the Bear and Wheat
<lb/>sheaves, 72, Lower Thames Street—the prisoner came to my place, I think, on the Tuesday evening, about seven o'clock—I cannot speak to the date, but I know it was a week after the Derby week—he called for a bottle of lemonade and sherry, and gave me a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in payment—he said, "I have come from the Tower, and if you will give me a pen and ink I will endorse it"—I gave it him, and he endorsed it "Corporal Cameron Gordon"—I gave him 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. gold, and 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and copper—I am positive he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-85" type="given" value="RICHARD ADYE"/>RICHARD ADYE BAILEY.</persName> </hi> I am clerk in the Bank of England—I have produced two 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and six 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, paid into the bank on the 12th June,</p>
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<p>and one 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 60971, endorsed "Corporal Cameron Gordon, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> On Tuesday, 11th June, I was coming from play
<lb/>ing cricket in the ditch about four in the afternoon. A heap of stones were thrown up against a wall; I saw a piece of paper there, as I thought tied up; I took it up and opened it, and there were seven 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, two 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, two rings, and a cigar holder. I put them in my pocket, and walked on. I never was in the officers' quarters, nor anywhere near them, for three weeks before my apprehension. I am sorry I cannot return the money to Captain Legh. I should have done so had it not been for Mr. Posaer. He has money and property now in his possession belonging to Captain Legh.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-86" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB POSNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I have not received any other notes than those I have spoken of, nor any rings—I did not see any rings with the prisoner—I never saw him before Monday, when he was in my place—the last time he came he bought a coat, trousers, and waistcoat—the order came to 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he did not take them with him, they were ordered to he finished on Friday—I do not know whether he came for them or whether he sent some one—my manager delivered them—I do not know who to—I think a friend of his came with one of our cards—so my manager says—that was on the Friday—it was a civilian who called—I did not see him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The first day I was in the shop, while I was paying for the things I bought, I had the notes in my purse. He said, "You have plenty of money there."I said, "It is not money, it wants changing. "He said, "I will change it."It was too late then, but he said, "If you come down to-morrow I will get them changed for you."I went and he got them changed. I had the two rings in my purse; his manager bought one of them for 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and his son the other; he asked his father to lend him a pound, as he had got money in the Post Office Savings Bank, and he would pay him back again, and his father lent him a pound, and he bought the ring. He said, "It is very dangerous for a young man like you to go about London with so much money; you had better leave some with me."I left 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with him, said I should call for it, and next day he went with' me to Lambeth Palace.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did go with him to Lambeth Palace; he came on the Thursday to try his coat on, he said he was going to Lambeth Palace, and asked if I would go with him, and he would introduce me to some of his friends. I was there from eight till ten, but I had no introduction whatever; I saw him standing talking to a gentleman, and he afterwards told me it was Lord Aylesbury. I never had any of his money; I would forfeit all I am possessed of if any one can come forward and say there is anything at all in his statement. I never saw the rings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Thomas Jenner, a sergeant in the prisoner's regiment, gave him a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">judgment respited.</hi> </rs>.</hi></p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670708-651-offence-1 t18670708-name-88"/>Edward Thomas Nash Jenkins</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-89" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LEWIS.</persName> </hi> I keep the Perseverance Tavern, Lisson Grove—I paid the prisoner 3
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 28th July, 1866, on account of Mr. Jenkins, and saw him sign this receipt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-90" type="given" value="EDWARD THOMAS NASH"/>EDWARD THOMAS NASH JENKINS.</persName> </hi> I am a cigar manufacturer, of 138, Fleet Street—the prisoner was in my service as town traveller on three</p>
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<p>occasions—he has never accounted to me for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. paid to him by the last witness—it was his duty to account every evening as he returned—he left me in the autumn of last year—I received this letter from him on the 3rd January, this year—he has robbed me twice before, and I forgave him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Why did not you take proceedings against him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because I could not find him—had only been there a few days—I sent a detective there after him the day I found he was there—I do not recollect the date—it was the day before he was taken in custody—Moss and Joel are cigar manufacturers—I have not seen either of them here—I gave no information to the police till I found out where he was—I do not deal in anything besides cigars—I know a man of the name of Buckley, who is committed at these Sessions for stealing silks—I bought some moire antique dresses of him, some flannels, blankets, handkerchiefs, table covers, and sheetings—I gave a fair price for them—I bought them at different times—I was introduced to him as a very respectable young man—I did not buy 150
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth—I have not bought things of the prisoner on commission—I allowed him five per cent on the sale of goods—he entered the payments in a book which I have here—if I was not at home he would pay the money to Mrs. Jenkins or to Mr. Hart—I never held him responsible for bad debts—I did not owe him a farthing when he left—he always received his money beforehand—the last time I paid him any commission was on the 10th March, 1866—he left me in August—his salary was then 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, and no commission—he had to travel into the country sometimes with me, at times—I paid all expenses—he has never demanded any com
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-91" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HART.</persName> </hi> I am warehouseman to the prosecutor—the prisoner never accounted to me for 3
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. received from Mr. Lewis.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for Mr. Jenkins.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on 10th June—I told him he was charged with embezzling various sums of money to the amount of about 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I showed him this receipt which he gave to Mr. Lewis—he said that was the only amount that he was aware of that he had embezzled.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The letter of the prisoner, being read, was an entreaty to the prosecutor to give him time in order that he might repay him.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>bury, and am a merchant—on Sunday morning, 9th June, I received information from my servant Ellen Butler, aud went into the kitchen and found an entry had been made by the kitchen window—the window was broken, the shutters unfastened, and one of them torn from the hinges—I missed a quantity of things, amongst others the plate and plate basket, consisting of one gravy spoon, six tea-spoons, four table-spoons, four dessert-spoons, a cruet frame, four silver forks, a drinking mug, a silver butter-boat, and salt cellars—these produced are some of the things—there</p>
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<p>are no initials on them, but there is a private mark by which I am able to identify them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-97" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HIULLS.</persName> </hi> I am a silversmith in the Walworth Road—on Sunday morning, 9th June, about twelve o'clock, the prisoner came to my house—he told me he had some plate that he wanted to dispose of, and asked if I could buy it—I said I thought I could if it was all right—he said, "Very well"—I asked how much he had got—he said he thought there was fifty or sixty ounces of it—I said I thought I could buy that quantity if he brought it to me—he asked if he should bring it that after
<lb/>noon—I said, "No; I do not do business on Sunday, but you can see me on Monday at any time"—he came on Monday about nine or half-past, and brought a large gravy spoon, four table-spoons, four dessert-spoons, and half a dozen silver teaspoons—he said he had a cruet stand and several other things, and if I would give him the money for those he would fetch the others—he gave as a reason for selling the things that he wanted the money—I had given information to the police before he came on the Monday—I weighed some of the things, tied them up, and handed them to him—he called me a fool—he said I was injuring myself by not buying them, and losing 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said I thought it was better to lose 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. than run the risk of losing my character—he said it was all nonsense, I need not be frightened—I said it was not nonsense, I did not like the appearance of the things—he said he could disfigure them if he wished, and at the same time he bent the large spoon double to break it—I said, "Do not do that, you will spoil it"—he said, "Oh, it ones not matter, shove them into the melt pot"—he said, "You need not fear; no one knows anything at all about them, for they came from the other side of the water"—he said that no one knew him, nor where he lived, for he did not allow any one to know where he lived, he generally did his business at public-houses and such places—this is the handkerchief he brought the things in—he wrapped the large spoon up in this hand
<lb/>kerchief, and put it in his coat pocket—while I was talking to him Robinson the policeman came in—my assistant had gone for him—the prisoner attempted to get out of the shop—the constable asked him to stay a few minutes—he became very much excited, and wanted to know what for—he asked me if he could get out the back way—I told him I had no back door—he drew from his pocket some of the spoons as he waited with his back to the counter, and wanted to give them to my wife, who stood behind the counter—she of course would not receive them, and the policeman turned round and said, "How many have you of these? "—I found this gravy spoon wrapped up in the handkerchief behind a clock in my place when the policeman took him away—he threw half a dozen teaspoons into the street from his pocket while the policeman was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> On the Sunday morning when I met you in the Wal
<lb/>worth Road, did not I say, "I know a party who has got some silver for sale; will you buy it? "
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe not—I did not say, "I do not mind where they come from"—I might have said I should be alono on Monday—I told you, "You must bring them yourself"—I had an object for doing so—you did not ask me to tell you if I thought there was anything wrong about it—I did not tell you to bring a portion of the property if you could not bring all—I did not give you any money—I told my wife to bring the cash-box down—I wanted to do all I could to prolong the time till the policeman came—you were in the shop I dare say three-quarters of an</p>
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<p>hour—I did not ask you to allow me to take something off for my trouble—I did not give you a pound on the Sunday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-98" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BUTLER.</persName> </hi> I am servant to Mr. Jacobs—on Saturday night, the 8th June, I went to bed at twelve o'clock—I shut the doors and win
<lb/>dows—I left the kitchen windows and shutters fastened—on coming down about half-past six in the morning I found the window up and the shutters open, one of them broken, and a quantity of things missing—this plate if a portion of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 48
<hi rend="italic">P</hi>). In consequence of information, I went, about nine o'clock on the morning of 10th June, to Mr. Hill's shop—I looked through the window before going in—the prisoner was standing close to the door as I went in—he tried to pass out into the street—I prevented him, and said, "What are you offering for sale? "—he said, "Let me pass, will you? "—I said, "I want to know what you are offering for sale"—he said he should not tell me—I asked Mr. Hill what it was; he did not tell me for some time, and the prisoner rushed past me into the street—I forced him back into the shop with a deal of trouble and sent for assistance—I saw him place some spoons on the counter and heard them jingle—I then asked him what he had in his possession—he said, "Nothing, you can search me"—I proceeded to do so, I found he had some spoons in his pocket behind—he immediately forced his hand into his pocket and pulled out half a dozen tea-spoons, and threw them over my head into the road—another constable arrived and we took him to the station with the spoons—this gravy spoon and handkerchief were brought to the station by Mr. Hills—the prisoner was very violent before we took him away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670708-name-100" type="surname" value="GREAVES"/>
<interp inst="t18670708-name-100" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GREAVES.</persName> </hi> I was shopman to Mr. Hills—on 9th June, in con
<lb/>sequence of directions, I went to the station to fetch a policeman—I saw the prisoner, about eight o'clock, as I was opening the shop—while the officer was in the shop I opened the door to call another constable, and the prisoner threw six silver spoons past my head into the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in a long defence, stated that he received the plate on the Sun
<lb/>day morning, about eleven o'clock, from a man he formerly knew, keeping an eating-house in the New Cut, and who asked him to sell the articles for him, promising him</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for his trouble.</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">on Second Count.</hi> </rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted at this Court, in October,</hi> 1865,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Adam Rose</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">see Sessions Paper</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Vol.</hi> 62,
<hi rend="italic">p.</hi> 493),
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July 9th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l.</hi> notes, and three 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670708-655-offence-1 t18670708-name-106"/>Netterville Barron</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second count</hi>. Feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18670708-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670708-name-107" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18670708-name-107" type="surname" value="BARRON"/>
<interp inst="t18670708-name-107" type="given" value="NETTERVILLE"/>NETTERVILLE BARRON.</persName> </hi> I am a lieutenant in her Majesty's both Fusi
<lb/>leers, which were stationed at Shorncliff, and are now at Dover—on 23rd of May I drew a cheque for 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the National Bank, which I cashed my
<lb/>self, and received four 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes and eight 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes—I have the numbers of them, but I did not take them at the time—on Friday, 7th June, I went to the Italian Opera, and had in my purse three 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, three 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, three sovereigns, nine postage-stamps, and my cards with my regiment on them—I went into the refreshment-room about 11.30 and felt my purse safe—when the opera was over I got a cab and drove ray wife, who was with me, to the Brunswick Hotel, Jermyn Street, where I dismissed the cab and walked to my club—I then found my purse was gone—I had paid for the cab with loose silver—I afterwards went to the bank and got the numbers of the notes and stopped them at the Bank of England.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When had you seen the cards safe?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had used two of them that day, and am sure there were others in the purse—I did not see them in my purse while I was at the opera.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670708-name-108" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-108" type="given" value="JOHN LEMAN"/>JOHN LEMAN WHEELAN.</persName> </hi> I am a cashier at the National Bank—Lieu
<lb/>tenant Barron keeps an account there—I take the numbers of all notes which I pay for cheques—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the entry I made at the time I paid Lieutenant Barron: "Four 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, 08857, 8, 9, and 60, dated 25th March, 1867, and eight 5,
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, 78587 to 94, February 27, 1867."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-109" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TODHUNTER.</persName> </hi> I am apprenticed to Mr. Croker, a hatter, of Can
<lb/>non Street—on 8th June I served the prisoner with a felt hat at about eleven o'clock in the morning—I do not think he exactly knew what he wanted at first, but he bought a felt hat and an alpaca umbrella—he gave me a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I do not know the number of it, but I wrote on it, "W. Croker, 82, Cannon Street"—I took it to the Bank, and Russell came back with me to Mr. Croker's and asked the prisoner if the note was his—he said, "Yes"—Russell asked him if he had any more—Mr. Croker said, "He has, "and the prisoner brought out the rest in a pocket-book—Russell asked him where he obtained the notes, and I understood him to say that he obtained them from his hotel; I cannot swear to that, but these were the words as far as I remember—Russell asked him where his hotel was—he said, "Just up the street, "pointing eastwards towards the Tower—Russell asked him the name of it, and he could not tell, but wished to show him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you left to get change for the note, did you say that you were going to the Bank of England?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness's deposition, being read, stated</hi>. "I said when I left to get change, that I was going to the Bank of England.") I signed that, but I must have looked over it—it was Mr. Croker who said, "Go to the Bank and get change for this gentleman"—I was gouge about half an hour and found the prisoner waiting in the shop when I came back—I will not swear that he did not say that he had changed a 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note at a money-changer's near his hotel by the Tower—I do not remember it—at the time he took out the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note he pulled out other notes and separated them one from the other.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-110" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RUSSELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On Saturday, 8th June, I was on duty with Brett at the Bank of England—I was called into the secretary's office and received this 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—in consequence of something that was told me, I went with Todhunter to Mr. Croker's and saw the prisoner—I produced the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note to him, and asked him if he had tendered it for change—he said that he had—I told him we were police-officers, and the note was stolen—I asked him where he got it—he said that he had taken it in change that morning from a money-changer, where</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I asked him where—he said, near his hotel, by the Tower, but did not give me the address—I asked him if he had got any more notes about him, and he produced a purse with two 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, 08859, and 08860, 23rd March, 1867; two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, 78587 and 78588, 27th February 1867; and another 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, which is not connected with this case—I told him he must come to the station-house with us and wait there while we made some inquiries—we took him to Bow Lane station; be gave his name William Smithers, and refused his address—I told him that was the time to give any explanation, and we would take any trouble in going anywhere to find out where he got change—he said that he had given 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them to a friend that morning, but must decline to mention his friend's name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say that he said that he gave 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them; there was only 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in notes, was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not hear him say anything about getting them in change for dollar notes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-111" type="given" value="LIEUTENANT"/>LIEUTENANT BARRON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I did not receive this other 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note at the bank, and did not stop it at the Bank of England, but it is one of the notes I lost—I stopped the three tens and two fives—I did not stop all the notes I received at the bank, only those I was robbed of—I have never seen my purse since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Which pocket was your purse in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The tail pocket of my dress-coat—I had a top-coat on—I had a handkerchief in the same pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi> 13). I went with Russell to Mr. Croker's, and asked the prisoner his name—he said, "Wilkins"—I afterwards took him to the station, where he gave his name William Smithers, and said he gave 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the notes to a friend—I found on him three sovereigns, 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and nine postage stamps.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>.—"I took them inno
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WALKER</hi> (54)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18670708-656-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, Embezzling 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670708-656-offence-1 t18670708-name-114"/>Lewis Charles Lumley</persName> and another, his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</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">
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-115" type="given" value="ANGELO JAMES"/>ANGELO JAMES SEDLEY.</persName> </hi> I am an upholsterer, of 38, Conduit Street, Bond Street—I was acting as trade assignee for a person named Mitcheson, and Messrs. Lumley were my solicitors in the matter—I know the prisoner as their managing clerk in our department—I received a letter from him, which I have not got, but in consequence of which he called on me next day, and wished for an immediate payment for the Registrar or Messenger of the Court of Bankruptcy, of 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I had heard that there was a claim due from me to Mr. Stubbs, as trade assignee in the bankruptcy—the prisoner asked me to give him an open cheque, as he must take the money, a cheque being of no use, and I drew it to E.J. Stubbs, because I wished to identify it—this is it; it is for 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—it has been returned to me as paid—I believe this letter to be the prisoner's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you not in error when you say that the prisoner said that a cheque was of no use?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The said that he must take the money down in cash, and he would go to my bank and get the money, and pay Mr. Stubbs—I thought that in Government offices they would not take a cheque, but that you must tender coin of the realm—I have never</p>
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<p>been trade assignee before—I paid this money out of may own pocket—Mitcheson is a wine merchant—it was arranged between me and Messrs. Lumley, or Mr. Walker, that I should get somebody else to buy Mitcheson's goods, but I did not do so—Mr. Lumley's agent valued the goods—I do not know of my own knowledge whether it was his brother—I believe they are brothers or cousins—I do not know that anything was said about my accepting the valuation price, there is a letter of mine, which explains everything—the goods were received on my premises by Mr. Walker's instructions, and I took charge of them—I have not got them now, a portion of them have been sold, and the other portion were removed to Messrs. Lumley's, the auctioneer's office—nobody bought them on my account, or by my instructions, or on my behalf, I sold them to customers in the regular way of business—when I gave this cheque to Mr. Walker I may have told him that somewhere about 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of the goods were sold, but no money was received for them—my books show all the transactions—I think two applications were made to me before I paid the 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> As trade assignee, was it your duty to realise the estate and pay the different charges?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe it was, but I am very ignorant in the matter—although I had sold some portion of the estate I had got no money, and I paid this 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of my own pocket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670708-name-116" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-116" type="given" value="LEWIS CHARLES"/>LEWIS CHARLES LUMLEY.</persName> </hi> I am a solicitor, of 15, Old Jewry Chambers, in partnership with my brother, both there and at the West End—the pri
<lb/>soner was our managing clerk in conveyancing and bankruptcy, and had been there between five and six months—his salary was to be 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week for six months, and if he suited me he was to have 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—he had the charge of the proceedings
<hi rend="italic">in re</hi> Mitchison, and I twice or thrice gave him directions to procure a sum of money which was due from the estate to Mr. Stubbs, the messenger—this letter is in the prisoner's writing. (
<hi rend="italic">This was from the prisoner to Messrs. Sedley and Co., stating that he would call on them next day "in re Mitcheson."</hi>) He signs that "Lumley and Lumley, "with his initials underneath, we had authorised him to do that—it was his duty on receiving any sum on behalf of the firm to enter it in the out cash-book, and also in his diary—this is his diary: here is the entry "Mitcheson attending," but nothing about money—any clerk who receives money is bound to write it in the out cash-book, and I discharge it—here is no entry in the out cash-book of money from the prisoner on 31st May—he did not pay over the cheque to me or the proceeds of it—I always adopt the course of receiving a cheque from the clerk, and sending a cheque of my own to the person to whom the money is due—the prisoner was under notice to leave, and the month expired on 15th June—after 31st May I received a very pressing letter from the messenger, and a subsequent letter: I think there were four altogether—I constantly said to the prisoner, "What is doing
<hi rend="italic">re</hi> Mitcheson? "—he never told me that he had received the money—I had a conversation with Mr. Sedley on 21st Jane, by which I found that he had paid the money, and I instructed my clerk to go to the Bankruptcy Court aud fetch the prisoner—the door was slightly open, and I saw the prisoner come back with my clerk—Mr. Sedley was with me, and I called out to the prisoner, "Walk into the further room"—he left his hat in the large office—he afterwards dis
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is that your own name which you have given to day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe it is; I am surprised to hear you ask that, I have been</p>
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<p>on the Rolls in that name ever since I was sixteen, and before that, since I was probably two years of age—I was engaged about three minutes before I left to see whether the prisoner was in the further room, I then went into the further room and did not find him—I will swear that I spoke to the prisoner after 31st May about the debt due from Mr. Sedley to the messenger—I have heard of the prisoner going to Mr. Sedley over and over again—several months elapsed after the bankruptcy before this cheque was paid—Mitcheson's goods were valued by my brother in Chancery Lane—it was not agreed that Mr. Sedley himself should take them at the valuation price; it was proposed that the bankruptcy should be annulled and that he should pay 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the pound—I only saw Mr. Sedley once, and that was at the earlier stage—I do not know that it was proposed that Mr. Sedley was to cover himself, to take the goods at the valuation price, and sell them at a profit—I mean to say that every sum that has passed through the prisoner's hands has found its way into the out cash-book as far as I know—he was with me five months—I remember a small purchase being carried through in the case of Collins—75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was raised by him on my behalf, and he handed over the money to me in bank notes—I do not know the exact date. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner here stated that it was about a week before he left.</hi>) The prisoner left on Saturday, 15th June, and therefore I suppose it would be the 8th; at that time another clerk was in his place, and the major portion of the entries are in the writing of the new clerk, only a few are in the prisoner's writing—his instructions were to enter every sum he received in the out cash-book, and my memory does not serve me that there has ever been arny exception besides this—he did not give me notice—he did tell me that he was about to apply for a vacant berth at Liverpool, but I did not write a testimonial for him—it was not in consequence of that that he gave me notice—the new clerk came a week before the prisoner left—the prisoner did not at my request remain a week after his time expired, in order that he might explain to the new clerk his duties; he said that he had some leisure time, and he should be happy to give any assistance to Mr. Wilkinson—I said, "I shall be happy to remunerate you; "but he said, "I do not require it"—I think he came every day—there is not a small sum due to him, not that I am aware of; he left on the 15th—I gave him a cheque in settlement on the 17th—it was after he received the cheque that he came to assist the new clerk—he was several days doing that—there is not 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. due to him for money paid that I am aware of—I have balanced no accounts with him—he never paid money, he would receive money—if he did pay anything he would ask the petty cash clerk for the money—if the petty cash clerk was out, and he wished to serve his master, he would pay the money him
<lb/>self—I had two written references with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has he ever made any further claim on you for money paid?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he received this cheque in satisfaction.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-117" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MORFIN.</persName> </hi> I am managing clerk to Mr. Stubbs, messenger of the Court of Bankruptcy, and have charge of his books—on 7th March 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was due to Mr. Stubbs, from Mitcheson's estate—it was still due on 31st May—if it had been paid it would have passed through my hands, and I should give up an
<hi rend="italic">allocatur</hi> the
<hi rend="italic">allocatur</hi> is still in my possession, it would be given up to anybody paying, as a voucher for the payment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know whether Mr. Stubbs has applied to the prisoner for this amount?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not—the meeting for auditing the</p>
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<p>bankrupt's accounts was on the Monday following 19th June—I do not remember seeing the prisoner at the Bankruptcy Court about that time—I see a hundred faces every day—I have never applied to the prisoner for the money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670708-name-118" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-118" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD DEAR.</persName> </hi> I am cashier at the Bond Street branch of the City Bank—Mr. Sedley has an account there—I paid this cheque over the counter on the day on which it is made payable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know to whom you paid it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670708-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18670708-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18670708-name-119" type="surname" value="HAWKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18670708-name-119" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID HAWKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner on a warrant on 2nd July—it was issued on the same day from the Mansion House—I had been looking for him for eight or nine days previous, and had been to his house, but could not find him—I said, "I believe your name is Walker"—he said, "No, my name is Gibson"—I said, "I believe you to be Walker"—he said, "My name is Walker, I will not deny it"—I said, "The charge is embezzling 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of Messrs. Lumley and Lumley, your masters"—he said, "I shall not deny the charge."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he not say, "I did receive the money, but not with the intention of embezzling? "
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nothing of the kind—he did not say, "I had no intention to embezzle the money"—he had passed his house, but did not go in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670708-name-120" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-120" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY GODOLPHIN.</persName> </hi> I am a short-hand writer in Messrs. Lumley's office—I was sent over to the Bankruptcy Court to fetch the prisoner—he asked me on the road who wanted to see him—I said, a gentleman who was with Mr. Lumley—he came back with me, and I heard him ask the managing clerk who was with Mr. Lumley; I did not hear the reply—I showed the prisoner into an inner room which had an outlet into the passage, and shut the door—I told Mr. Lumley, and by the time he came the prisoner had gone out at the other door into the passage—all the clerks saw him come into the outer office, take up his hat, and run away—I looked out at the window and saw him walking in the Old Jewry—I went out to see for him, and he was gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know the nature of the business he had to discharge in the Bankruptcy Court that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it was Friday, 21st June—I was not examined before the Magistrate—I was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670708-656-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his character.</rs>.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-656-18670708 t18670708-656-punishment-26"/>—Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670708-657-offence-1 t18670708-name-122"/>Bat West</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-123" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SHEPHERD.</persName> </hi> I am housemaid to Mr. West, a dentist, of 159, Camden Road—on the night of 27th March I fastened up the draw
<lb/>ing-room about ten o'clock—I had shut the window early in the evening—when I saw it in the morning Mr. West had closed it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-124" type="given" value="BYATT"/>BYATT WEST.</persName> </hi> I am a dentist, of 159, Camden Road, in the parish of St. Pancras—on 28th March, about three in the morning, I heard a noise, got out of bed, and saw the prisoner on the first floor landing—there was a light from the gas in the street and from my neighbour's house; they are detached houses and form a crescent—I struck the pri
<lb/>soner on the right cheek with my right hand, and he struck mo violently on the temple twice, which produced an effusion of blood—he rushed down stairs—about two days afterwards I saw him at the Brentford</p>
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<p>Police-station with another person, and pointed him out—I found my drawing-room door and window open, and there was dirt from some one's shoes on the mat—that is on the ground floor; the window and shutters were wide open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When I was first brought under your notice on the 28th with another man, did not you order the other man to take off his cap?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Both of you, I think, and I believe I examined both of your heads to see if there was any mark—I do not think I asked him how he came by a bruise on his right cheek—I did not ask him to open his waistcoat, but the policeman opened it—he told me he had been fighting—I do not remember whether he wore a moustache—I said that I should like to see you by yourself in less light, and the superintendent took you into a passage where there was a light at one end and none at the other, and then I said, "I know you, and you know me"—I had the blinds drawn down in order to see you in a subdued light, as I saw you the first time—I was awoke by a loud rumbling noise and a violent concussion, which shook my bed—I thought it was nothing like a burglary, and therefore I went out unarmed—you had a little mark on your cheek two days afterwards, but not much.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARTON.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there a gaslight in the next house which re
<lb/>flects into your window?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; my house is not one of the same couple from which the light shone, there is a space between the staircase windows—I have no doubt as to the prisoner being the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-125" type="surname" value="PAYNE"/>
<interp inst="t18670708-name-125" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PAYNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On the morning of 29th March the prisoner was at Twickenham Police-station, and I noticed a mark on his right cheek about the size of a half-crown, as of a severe blow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When you were asked by the Magistrate to show him the mark on the following morning, did not you say that I had a slight wound, which appeared to be a boil, and which had entirely gone?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said that the mark was partially gone, but not entirely—I can see it now; you made some remark about a boil, and I said that it was about the size of a large boil.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18670708-name-126" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-126" type="surname" value="BUTCHER"/>
<interp inst="t18670708-name-126" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>JONATHAN BUTCHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 37
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). I told the prisoner the charge; he said that he knew nothing about it; he was at home and in bed, and could bring four witnesses to prove it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I think it a very hard case. There are three or four persons where I slept, who say that they cannot appear unless I furnish them with the means to pay for their loss of time; they live within a mile of this place. The other man who was charged with me had a mark on his cheek; that man slept with me on the night this gentleman's place was entered, and he was allowed to go at large. I never was in the neigh
<lb/>bourhood the gentleman says that he resides in in my life.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670708-657-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670708-658-offence-1 t18670708-name-129"/>Henry White</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 131
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). On 17th June, about a quarter to five, I saw Burnett at the corner of Marchmont Street—he whistled, and Backett jumped from the window of 55, Union Street, and ran away—I ran after him, caught him, and took him back to the house—the shutter was open, the top part of it was shut down, and the blind was torn from the roller—the window was shoved right down, wide enough for a man to</p>
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<p>get out—I aroused the inmates, aim they gave me this stick. (
<hi rend="italic">About ten feet long, with a nail at one end to form a hook.</hi>) I gave a description of the a other man—he was brought to the station, placed with other persons, and I identified him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-131" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL IRDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 194
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). About a quarter to ten at night on 17th June I saw Burnett in Shoreditch—I told him I should take him for being concerned with a man named Backett in a burglary—he said, "I don't know nothing about it; I was at home in bed"—I have seen them both together hundreds of times.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-132" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WHITE.</persName> </hi> I live at 55, Union Street, Hoxton, in the parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch—on 16th June the bottom sash of my front room window, ground floor, was secured, but the top was an inch or two open—I found this stick in the room, it is not mine, and was not there before—I found the window down next morning.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been con
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY.</hi>*—
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<interp inst="t18670708-658-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs>.</hi>*—
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-135" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD GREENFIELD.</persName> </hi> I keep a ham and beef shop, 1, Theberton Street, Islington—I had a cart and pony in Bishopsgate Street, last Thurs
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-136" type="given" value="SMAUEL"/>SMAUEL DRIVER.</persName> </hi> I am twelve years old—I had charge of this pony and cart—a man told me something, and I ran up the court after two men, one of whom had the coat—the prisoner is one of them, and I think he had it—they dropped it at the end of the court, and I picked it up and gave it to Mr. Greenfield.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> At the station you said that it was not me who had the coat.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-137" type="given" value="WILFORD"/>WILFORD WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 177
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I heard a cry of "Stop thief! "and saw the prisoner and another man running—I caught the prisoner, but did not see the coat—Driver identified him at the station—he said, "It was not me that took it; it was no use taking it back, as the parties would be gone."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRIETT LEWIS</hi> (34)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH GARDNER</hi> (36)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18670708-660-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing one watch and chain of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670708-660-offence-1 t18670708-name-140"/>William Crann</persName>, from his person, to which </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEWIS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18670708-660-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18670708-660-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-660-18670708 t18670708-660-punishment-30"/>Fifteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CRANN.</persName> </hi> I am a brassfounder, of 25, Union Street, Borough—on Saturday night, 22nd June, a little before midnight, I had been in the country, and was going home up Shoreditch, the two prisoners asked me to treat them and then to go home with them, they tried to hustle me and drag me up a court—I missed my watch from my pocket, which was safe when I met them—I ran after them and met two gentlemen in Thread
<lb/>needle Street, who asked me if I had lost anything, they said, "They have gone down there"—I spoke to a constable, who pointed out the prisoners, and I accused them of stealing my watch—Lewis said, "Here it is, let me go, "and gave the watch to me—I let go of Gardner to take it, and she ran away—the policeman took Lewis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gardner.</hi> I never was in his company.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-142" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN HEWES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 62). I saw Crann running, and fol
<lb/>lowed him till he overtook the women; I took Lewis, and I believe Gardner is the other—she ran away and another officer took her—I saw Lewis put this watch into Crann's hand just as I got up—I saw them in company in Cannon Street half an hour before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 654). I took Gardner in Princes Street, Bank, about eleven o'clock at night on 25th June, from informa
<lb/>tion I had received—she said that she was innocent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gardner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent; I had no idea what the woman was going to do.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18670708-661-offence-1 t18670708-name-145"/>Hamilton Jones</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
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<persName id="t18670708-name-146" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-146" type="given" value="HAMILTON"/>HAMILTON JONES.</persName> </hi> I am clerk to Johnson and Matthews, of Hatton Garden—on 21st June, about 11.30 p.m., I was in Cheapside, the prisoner came up and asked me the way to Cheapside, I told her she was in Cheap
<lb/>side, she said that that was not the place, she wanted the street that led into Cheapside—I had not said the words a second before a man came across from Milk Street and struck me—he accused me of talking to his wife or to his mother—I struck him back on his neck, he made a second attack, and the prisoner came between us—I took a blackthorn stick from my left hand, and said that I would knock him down—I struck him across the head, he made another rush at me, and I struck him a second time—the prisoner came between us to save him, she then went to Milk Street, and the man ran away, I followed him, but he got away—I missed my watch and gave information—I have never seen it since—I had had it five or ten minutes before—I identified the prisoner with another female in the cells of the Mansion House, and am sure she is the person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You never saw me in your life till you were at the Man
<lb/>sion House; the moment you came in I was pointed out to you as stealing watches.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You were both pointed out to me as stealing watches.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I think it is not justice to point a person out; it if selling a person.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July 10th</hi>. 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Bramwell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH FINKINSTEIN</hi> (52)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-148" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH THOMPSON.</persName> </hi> I am an inspector of the detective police, Scotland Yard—on 24th April, 1866, the prisoner called on me and had some con
<lb/>versation with me in reference to forged Russian notes—I showed him a forged Russian note which he had sent me, it is the one produced—he said that he had received it from a man named Powell, who was lodging in his house, and that he had arranged with him to get more notes from him—he knew who I was—about four days afterwards, I believe on the 30th, he called again, and brought me four twenty-five rouble notes which he said he had received from Powell, and that he was making arrangements to find</p>
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<p>out who were the makers of these notes, so that he might give me informa
<lb/>tion, and he might be arrested—he told me that he would have to return the notes to Powell that night, or else take back to him 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I gave him back the notes, after taking the numbers and dates—this is the paper upon which I wrote them—I told him I wished he would give me some proof that what he had been telling me was true, and he volunteered to take the notes to Whitechapel, and give them back to the man of whom he had received them, in my presence—I told him to be careful what he did with them, and that if he did not return them to the man or bring them back to me, if he was ever found dealing with them, or if he fell into the hands of the police with these notes, it would be the same as if he was uttering them—I went, according to his appointment, to the place he indicated, a public house in Whitechapel, close to his house—I waited there an hour and a half, but saw nothing of the prisoner—I never saw him again to speak to him until June this year—on 1st June, in consequence of a communication, I went to a certain place in Whitechapel, where I saw a man named Prosinowski; he made a statement to me, and produced a forged rouble note, which I have here, marked B—the note which the prisoner sent to me I did not return to him, I paid him for it; I gave him the full value, 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this note marked B is one of the four notes which the prisoner produced to me in April, and of which I took the particulars—in consequence of what Prosinowski told me I sent for the prisoner there and then, and he came to where I was—I had this note in my possession—I said to the prisoner in Prosinowski's presence, "This man is found in possession of a forged twenty-five rouble note, which he says you gave him this evening to utter"—the prisoner asked to see the note—I produced it, and at the same time cautioned him that whatever he might say might be used against him at a future time—he looked at the note and said, "I did not give it to Prosinowski, and I never saw it before in my life"—I said, "That cannot be correct, because the note in question is one of the four notes you brought to me in April last"—he said, "No, it cannot be one of those notes, because after I left you I was so frightened that I tore up the four notes I had shown you, and threw away the pieces"—I asked him if he had any papers about him—he produced this book, and in it I found an entry of the number of the note marked B—I asked him if that was in his handwriting—he said it was—I asked if he knew the note this number referred to—he said he did not—it is written in pencil—I then took him into custody—I afterwards went to the place where he lived in Leman Street, and searched, and in the room occupied by him I found this other book, in which are entries of the numbers of the four notes that he brought to me in April last—two of the numbers are repeated—on 3rd or 4th November last I saw two notes, the numbers of which corresponded with two of these four that the prisoner brought to me—they were brought to me by somebody else, a person living in the prisoner's house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You have known the prisoner some time, I think?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The first came to me in the early part of April, 1866; that was die first time I knew anything about him—he came expressly to inform me that he suspected a man living in his house of having forged notes—he had no forged notes when he first came—he mentioned Powell's name on the first occasion, and he mentioned the names of two women who he said were living in his house—I can't say that he mentioned the name of some other man—I don't think he did—I am aware that Powell was lodging in his house at that time—I believe he came to me, knowing I was the inspector</p>
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<p>acting on behalf of the Russian Government to detect these notes—I know a man named Gudstadt, he was lodging in the prisoner's house at a late date—the prisoner did not give me any information with regard to Gud
<lb/>stadt—I know that Gudstadt has left this couutry—I don't think he took a vast number of forged Russian notes with him; I won't say I am sure of it—it was not stated that he did—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at a paper</hi>) this looks like an official letter from the Russian Government—I know that the prisoner has not given a great deal of information to the Russian Government respect
<lb/>ing these forged notes—I am not aware that they wrote to him thanking him for the information he had given—I never heard of it with reference to Gudstadt—I believe Gudstadt was a great friend of the witness Nathan—Nathan is a tailor—he knows a great many Jews at the East end, and pre
<lb/>tends to know a great deal about Russian notes—I told Nathan if he heard anything to come and see me from time to time, that I would hear what he had to say, and see if it would be of any service—I said nothing of that sort to the prisoner—I saw him three or four times; that was only with reference to Powell, who was then living in his house—Prosinowski was also lodging there—I know nothing of Prosiuowski's character—I know very little of him—I have never seen the Russian official documents of con
<lb/>viction—I did not arrest the prisoner when he brought me the notes, because he pretended to have information respecting other persons, and by allowing him to return the notes to the man that had given them to him there would be a chance of discovering where they were made; under those circumstances I allowed him to take them away, but I took the numbers first—the place where the appointment was made was close to his house; that was the same evening when he arranged to return them—it was the third or fourth time of his coming to me—I did not go back with him and arrest the man, because I am pretty well known among the Jews at the East end—I had no sergeant at hand just then—it was not a ques
<lb/>tion of arresting—it was a question of seeing the notes returned to the man who had given them to him—I went to the place and waited, but neither came; it would have been unwise to have gone with the prisoner—I did not see the prisoner again till June—it would not be fair to tell you why—he did not leave his lodging—I heard that Powell knew nothing about the notes, and that it was the prisoner's intentions to
<hi rend="italic">plant</hi> them upon him, that he might be apprehended; under those circumstances I refused to see him again—Powell did not quit the country then—he left some three or four months afterwards, and I believe is now in Paris—I believe Prosinowski went to lodge with the prisoner five or six months ago; I don't think he was lodging there at the same time as Powell—the men who give informa
<lb/>tion are rewarded.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-149" type="given" value="DENNIS"/>DENNIS COMER.</persName> </hi> I live in the Commercial Road, and am a photo
<lb/>grapher—I have been in England eighteen years; I am a Russian Pole—I have known the prisoner since 1853; he was in the habit of calling at my house; he did so in November last year—he said to me, "I have got some business, if you like to do with it; I think we can get a good bit of money"—I said, "What kind of business is it? "—he said, "I shall tell you bye and bye"—he went away then—he came again another time, and I said, "Do you know what kind of business it is? "—he said, "Yes, I will tell you, only you must not say for anybody; I have got some Russian notes, you know about Russia (I had been in Russia seven years), you know how much it is in Russia; if you like to go to Russia, I don't mind supplying you with Russian notes very cheap, 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. English money for</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Russian notes; and if you go there any time I shall give you a 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for less than 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if you do any business"—I said I wanted to see them—he said, "I have not got them here; if you call at my house I will show you them, or I will call at yours some time, and bring them"—after the lapse of a few days I passed by Leman Street and went to his house—he was down stairs in the kitchen—he spoke about likenesses and one thing or another, and I said, "Can you show me these Russian notes? "—he said, "Yes"—he turned round into another room, and brought me two or three twenty-five rouble notes—I said, "I am afraid of this sort of business, and I don't want to do anything of the kind"—he said, "Oh, you are a fool, they are very good indeed, nobody can detect them"—I said, "That might be, I don't know much of these notes, they may be good or they may not, only I am afraid; I don't want to do such a business, I never done such a thing, and I don't want to do it"—he spoke to me about it several times; he used to come to my house—he said business was very bad—it was middling, but I declined it—he asked me to go to Russia—I said, "Why don't you go? "—he said, "I must not go, but I will send my wife with you if you like"—I said, "No, I don't want to do such a business"—I declined it several times—I can't say when I first gave information about this—he came to my place one Saturday with two young men, to take his likeness, which I did—after that Mr. Nathan came to my place; I then said something of what had occurred.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the prisoner in custody at the time you said anything about the notes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, it was a good many weeks before—I was not before the Magistrate; I have never been a witness before, I swear that—I knew a man named Cohen, he owed me some money, and I sum
<lb/>moned him and he paid me; I was not a witness—it was about two months after the prisoner produced the notes to me that I gave information—I did not know they were wrong; I did not expect it—I did not know whether they were good or bad—he told me he could deliver me as many as I liked cheap—I never saw Gudstadt—Nathan did not come with the prisoner at any time, he came afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-150" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL PEISER.</persName> </hi> I am a Prussian—I live in Little Alie Street, Goodman's Fields—I have been in England about twenty years, keeping an eating-house—I have known the prisoner about twelve years—about April last I called at his house in Leman Street; there was a young man lodging with the prisoner, and he told me that this young man had brought over 20,000 guilders to buy goods—I asked him what goods—he said, "I will tell you bye and bye what sort of goods, I will show you"—he took me into a little room, and said, "Come in, I will show you what goods the gentleman wants"—he took me into the little room privately, and brought me in a twenty-five rouble piece—I said, "What do you mean by that?"—he said, "These are the goods that the gentleman wants, "and that he brought the money "to buy"—I asked him how much was one like that, how much did he charge for it—he said, "Half a crown a rouble"—a rouble is about 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in English money—I said, "Is that the value of it? "—he said, "Never mind the price; if you only get a good customer we shall make a bargain about it"—I said I would see about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This was not the first time you had seen notes of that class, was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have often seen Russian notes, I have been in the country; I have not often seen bad notes in this country; I saw more before I saw this, I swear that—the prisoner once accused me of having bought some of these bad notes—I don't know that he wrote to the</p>
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<p>Russian Government to inform them of it—he never told me that he got a letter from the Government thanking him for the information he had given them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-151" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-151" type="given" value="FISHEL"/>FISHEL PROSINOWSKI</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">through an interpreter</hi>). I am a traveller in London—I have known the prisoner ten or eleven months—I saw him in June last, at his house; I was lodging with him—he gave me a twenty
<lb/>five rouble note for the purpose of selling it—he said the more I could get for it, the more profit I should get from it, the more he would pay me—I went immediately and told Nathan of it, and about eight the same evening Mr. Thompson came to me, I gave the note to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you been in this country?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two years less one month; formerly I was a traveller in pictures, and after
<lb/>wards a glass-cutter—I have not been a good deal in trouble in my own country—I have not been convicted of forgery—I was never in prison—I am a Russian Pole—I first went to lodge with the prisoner about ten or eleven months ago—Powell was not lodging there at that time—I was the first lodger there when he made it a lodging-house; there was' another lodger, who has left since, named Mushala Roolda—I now recollect there was another lodger before me, named Davis, a glazier, and I don't know what I expect to get by giving evidence—I owe the prisoner some money—he did not charge me with having stolen some notes wrapped up in some linen in his box—I did not take any linen out of his box—I did not say in the presence of Mrs. Barnett and Mrs. Malago that I did—the prisoner did not threaten to put me in prison if I did not pay him the money I owed him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How much do you owe him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner told me to go up and down the street with this note, to see if I could find anybody to buy it, and I went to Mr. Nathan for that purpose.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-152" type="given" value="EUGENE"/>EUGENE KLEIN.</persName> </hi> I am officially connected with the Imperial Bank at St. Petersburg, where the bank-notes are manufactured—my special office is connected with the manufacture of bank-notes, and also the examina
<lb/>tion of forged notes—these three notes are forgeries, and the fourth one also, and all struck from the same plate; they are very good imitations.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-662-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs>.</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-662-18670708 t18670708-662-punishment-32"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July 10th</hi>. 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-155" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET NEAVES.</persName> </hi> I am an "unfortunate woman, "and live at 56, St. Thomas Street, Burdett Road—about twelve on the night of the 18th May I was in company with Louisa Martin and a gentleman friend of hers in the Burdett Road, going towards home—the prisoner came to us and said to the gentleman, "You shan't go home with that woman; if you do I will smash her windows"—she then went away—I went home, and about half an hour afterwards the prisoner came with a man—a lady friend of mine had occasion to go to the door, and directly it was opened the prisoner rushed past her and came into the kitchen where I was—she struck the gentleman that was with me, pulled off his cap, and dragged him into the passage, and then the man that was with her struck him—she took up a</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you known this woman some time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I have seen her—she has not lived in the same house with me—I do not know that the gentleman was some "fancy" gentleman of hers—he was quite a stranger to me.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-663-18670708 t18670708-663-punishment-33"/>—Three Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK MACKEY</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18670708-664-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18670708-664-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing sixty combs, the property of
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<interp inst="t18670708-664-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18670708-664-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADEG GUILTY.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18670708-664-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-664-18670708 t18670708-664-punishment-34"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Levy.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-159" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GAINE.</persName> </hi> I am manager of the business of George Thomas Gaine and another, hardware merchants, of 5, Martin's Lane, Cannon Street—Mackey was a warehouseman in their employ for about five weeks—his duties were to keep his department in order, and to serve customers—he had no right to sell goods outside the warehouse, only to those cus
<lb/>tomers that came inside—if he sold goods for ready money that would be entered in the till-book, and another assistant would put his initials against it—there is every reason to suppose that these combs (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are part of our stock—we have similar combs in stock—they are worth 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—we never could have missed so small a package from our stock—I gave instructions to the police with respect to Mackey.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-160" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HANCOCK.</persName> </hi> I am one of the city detectives—on the 14th June I watched the premises of Messrs. Gaine and Co.—about five minutes past 4 p.m. I saw Mackey leave—I followed him into Philpot Lane, where Levy was waiting—they both went to the end of the lane and stood leaning against a post, very close together, for two or three minutes—they then went into the private compartment of a public-house" in Lime Street—they were there a minute or two, and then came out and separated, Levy going in one direction, and Mackey another—on the 15th I saw Mackey come out about one o'clock—I followed him into Thames Street, where he met Levy; they spoke and separated almost immediately—on the 17th I saw Mackey leave, and I followed him to Eastcheap, where he met Levy—they went to the end of a court, and in about a minute they parted—on the 19th I again followed Mackey to Eastcheap, where Levy was waiting, and on the 19th, in company with an officer named Space, I again watched Mackey—I saw him leave about twenty minutes past four—I followed him to East
<lb/>cheap, where he again met Levy—they both looked round cautiously, and then crossed the road and went up Talbot Court—they returned in two or three minutes, and went into a public-house in Lower Thames Street; from there they went to Eastcheap, where they parted, Levy going in the direc
<lb/>tion of the Tower, and Mackey into a coffee-shop—I called him out and told him Levy was in custody; he denied him—I took him to the station—at the station they were brought together—I said to Mackey, "There is the man I spoke to you about; do you still deny knowing him? "—he said, "I do know him, I gave him five dozen ivory combs"—the inspector asked Levy whether he knew Mackey, and he said, "No, I do not; I have never seen him, I do not know him"—the following morning, on the way to the Mansion House for examination, I said to Levy, "This man (pointing to</p>
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<p>Mackey) says he gave you five dozen combs"—Mackey said, "Yes, that is true, I did give them to him"—I said, "Were they paid for? "and Mackey said, "Yes, he gave me 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them"—I said to Levy, "You hear that? "—he then said, "Yes, his word is sure to be taken; they are the first things I ever did buy of him, and I thought I could make a shilling or two out of them."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he not also tell you that he was a general dealer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The stated that at the station—I did not tell him I was a police-officer, but he knew that.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 561). I was with Hancock on 17th, 18th, and 19th June, and we followed Mackey—on the 19th I saw Mackey join Levy in Eastcheap, and they went into a court, where I saw Mackey take something from his pocket and give it to Levy, who put it into his pocket—it was something small, and could be clasped by the hand—I told Hancock, and we followed them to a public-house in Thames Street; they returned to Eastcheap and parted—I took Levy into custody at the top of Philpot Lane—I told him I was a police-officer, and that I wanted to know what that man he had just left had given him—he said he did not know what I meant—I repeated it to him about twenty times, but he still said he did not know what I meant—after we had got some distance he said, "I do not know any man; I have not left any man"—he wanted me to search him in the street, but I told him I could not do that, as he would have to go to the station—in Cannon Street he said, "What I have got about me I bought at sales"—I took him to the station, and while he was in the dock he appeared to be faint, and we gave him a chair, to sit down—while in the chair he pretended to be getting his handkerchief out—I looked in his hat, and there found a dozen combs, and in his left-hand breast pocket I found four dozen more—Mackey was then brought in, and I said to Levy, "That is the man I spoke to you about"—he said, "I do not know him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Which did he say, "I bought at sales "or "I buy at sales."
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I won't be positive which—I believe he said, "I bought at sales."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Levy's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>.—"I bought them. Can't you deal with it summarily? "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Levy received a good character, but Samuel Obey, an officer, stated that two or three years ago he was suspected of receiving stolen property.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have known you about Gray's Inn Lane about four or five years—I know you to be an associate of convicted thieves, and men who patrol the streets at night for the purpose of robbing people—you used to live in Wellington Street some years ago.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). At a quarter-past nine on the 4th June I was at the bottom of Great Percy Street, near Holford Square—I heard a cry of "Stop thief! "—I saw Smith and another man running from Holford Square—I ran after Smith through Percy Circus into King's Cross Road, and into Swinton Street—I caught him and asked him what he was running for, he said he was running after the other man—I asked him what he had got in his hand, and he said, "Nothing"—I seized his right hand, and found the watch and chain produced—I took him to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On the 8th June I was in Little Bath Street—I saw two women whom the prisoners have been living with go into a house—I went in—the two women were in bed and Crawley was lying on the sofa—Police-constable Knowles was with me—I told Crawley he was charged with committing a robbery with violence in Holford Square, Knowles then said, "That is the man that threw me down"—Crawley said, "I work hard for my living and know nothing about it"—I asked him where he worked, and he said, "At the Docks."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I got up and cried out, "Stop thief! "—I went and found two policemen, and they had to take me home—a surgeon came and found my shoulder was dislocated—I have not seen the watch and chain since—on Whit Monday I went to the House of Detention—I recognised the prisoner out of ten or eleven prisoners, but I did not say anything there—I saw him at the station with four others, and amongst them was Crawley, and I was of the same opinion that he was the person—I asked the jailor to put his hat on—the night he attacked me he wore the same coat as he has on now, and he had on what is called a Fenian hat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-171" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BEWART.</persName> </hi> I live at 18, New Ormond Street, which immediately faces Mr. Begbie's house—on the night of the 11th June I was up stairs—three men attacked Mr. Begbie—I could not identify the parties—I saw the attack.</p>
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<interp inst="t18670708-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HUGMAN.</persName> </hi> I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, and live in Guildford Street, Russell Square—I am Mr. Begbie's medical attendant—about a quarter to eleven on the 11th of May I was sent for to his house—I examined him and found the arm bone was dislocated from the shoulder joint—he had a large cut on his knee, and complained also of bruises on different parts of his body—it was a contused wound on the knee—I obtained the assistance of Mr. Sleggett, a surgeon, and we put his shoulder in again—those injuries must have been the result of very great violence—he is suffering from it now—he was detained at home about ten days—a life-preserver would have produced such injuries.</p>
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