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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>ALLEN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>VOL. LXVII</p>
<p>Sess. I-VI</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, november 18th, 1867, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-1" type="given" value="WILLIAM FRY"/>WILLIAM FRY CHANNELL</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN BARNARD"/>JOHN BARNARD BYLES</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas;
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-3" type="given" value="WILLIAM TAYLOR"/>WILLIAM TAYLOR COPELAND</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-4" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MUS
<lb/>GROVE</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-5" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-6" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-8" type="given" value="SIDNEY HEDLEY"/>SIDNEY HEDLEY WATERLOW</persName> </hi>, Knt., and
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-9" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CAUSTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-11" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCARTHUR</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-13" type="given" value="SEPTIMUS"/>SEPTIMUS DAVIDSON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-14" type="given" value="CHARLES MILLS"/>CHARLES MILLS ROCHE</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALLEN, MAYOR. FIRST SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ADOLPH JUNGTAW</hi> (42)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Little, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Eustace.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-19" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a packer to Messrs. John Sheard and Co., carpet manufacturers, of Halifax—on 23rd March last I packed three trusses containing six pieces of carpet, four pieces, and two pieces for J. Easten and Co., of Fell Street—this invoice is my writing—they were stair carpets, bordered, with a green centre—the trusses were marked E 959, 60, and 61—the carpets were worth about 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I made out a consignment note at the time of packing—I have the counterfoil here—it is not in my writing—I handed this paper to the railway company with the trusses; and the man that received them signed it. (
<hi rend="italic">This was an account of three trusses delivered to the Midland Railway Company, marked E 959-61, for Easten and Co., London</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-20" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS FROOME</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the service of the Midland Railway Company—on 25th March last I received three trusses, marked E 956 to 61 inclusive, with this way-bill—they are entered in the way bill for Easten and Co., Addle Street—I went to Addle Street, I made inquiries there, and from what I heard I went to 7, Philip Lane,</p>
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<p>which leads out of Addle Street—there was no name up there, it looked as if it had been freshly done up—I went to No. 7, I there saw Little, and asked him whether that was Easten's, of Addle Street—he said, "Yes"—I told him I had three trusses of carpet, and showed him the bill—he told me to bring them in, I took them in, and he signed for them, "T.C. Little"—the carriage was paid—I know nothing of any firm of Eustace and Co. in Addle Street—I have delivered goods before in Addle Street, but not to that name. (
<hi rend="italic">The way-bill was for Easten and Co. The goods were described as marked E</hi> 959-61,
<hi rend="italic">and the receipt was, "Received, in good condition, by T. C. Little"</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear from the persons in Addle Street that Easten and Co. had removed from there to Philip Lane?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I inquired in Addle Street, not at any place, but of a person that was standing at the corner of Philip Lane—I asked whether he knew the name of Easten, and he said, "Yes, they have moved, and that is their premises I believe in Philip Lane"—the place in Philip Lane looked as if it had been fresh painted; there were no workmen there at the time—the bales had no name on them, only the letter and number—I won't be certain whether or no I said to Little, "You used to be in Addle Street, and I am told you have moved here" I do not recollect whether I did or not—I did not notice whether there were any other goods there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-21" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NELSON</persName> </hi>. I am a house agent, of 16, Addle Street—I know Eustace—the first I knew of him was at the end of November last—I had some premises to let in Addle Street, and he came to look at them—he came two or three times at least—we agreed as to terms, and I asked him if they were for him—he said no, they were for a Mr. Jennings, and I let them to Mr. Jennings—he told me Jennings was a draper at Hastings—I let the premises to Jennings, and Jennings came and signed the agree
<lb/>ment; that was in Addle Street—there was a written agreement, I have not got it—he paid me in Eustace's presence 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. deposit on the fixtures, and 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., one month's rent from the end of November to Christmas, when the agreement was to commence—directly they got possession they put up the name of Eustace and Co.—they went on I think to the end of February or the beginning of March—the name of Eustace and Co. was up the whole of that time—I was at the premises once or twice during that period—at the end of that time the stock was all removed—Eustace told me that Jennings came one evening while he (Eustace) was at Hastings with his wife and family, and took away all his stock—I said, "How will that affect you? you were only paid a salary"—he said, "Yes, I was a partner"—at that time Eustace came to me about some premises that I had to let at 7, Philip Lane—he offered me rent, and I agreed to take him—I said, "I must know who you are, as Jennings turned out so queer as he did, shutting up the place"—he then gave me the name of William Lake—I said, "I thought your name was Eustace"—he said, "No, that is my name"—I said, "Now I must have a reference with you before I agree to take you as a tenant"—he gave me two references—the negotia
<lb/>tion ended in an agreement being signed—this is it—it was signed in my presence by the prisoner, "William Lake"—my name is to it as a witness—he paid me 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for gas-fittings next day—I went after the two refer
<lb/>ences, and I did not like them, and would not have them—I afterwards saw the prisoner, and said, "I won't take these references, they won't do at all"—he then gave me another—I told him I had been to the references, I and they did not know him by the name of Lake—he said, "No, my name</p>
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<p>is Shearman, that is my real name," and he handed me this card, "Captain William Eustace Shearman, Royal Dragoons"—I gave him possession of I the premises in Philip Lane on 13th March, the agreement is dated the 12th—one morning, about a week or ten days afterwards, about eleven or twelve o'clock, I met him in Addle Street—he was looking up at the different doors, as though to find a name; he stopped me and said, "Mr. Nelson, do you know the name of Easten and Co., of Addle Street?"—I said, "No, yours is the nearest to it, you call yourself Eustace and Co.; why do you ask me?"—he said, "I have got three bales of carpet left at my place in Philip Lane, and they are not for me; I have ordered no carpets, it must be a mistake"—I then went with him to his premises—I there saw three bales of carpet, one bale was partly cut open; they were sewed up in. canvas—I saw the carpet; it was a bordered stair-carpet—he said, "They are not for me, I have ordered no carpets"—I did not see any other stock in the place; I think he said he had not bought his stock at that time—the rent became due on Midsummer Day—some time in April or May I found that the place was closed—there was no name painted up there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you not observe some bales of cloth in the place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I saw no goods, only these three bales of carpet standing on the floor—I looked, I had a reason for looking—I was only in one room, there are five floors to the house—when he was in business with Jennings they had a woollen stock and shawls for serving hawkers—Eustace did not tell me that he had ordered goods from Huddersfield; I swear that—he said he had not bought any goods yet, and that was the reason he had no stock at his place—I may have said that I would not swear he did not say he had ordered goods from Huddersfield—I won't say he did not say so—I have no recollection of it—one of his references told me that the pri
<lb/>soner's name was Shearman, and that he had been a captain in the army—I have not taken the trouble to ascertain whether that true or not—he said that Jennings had taken away 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. stock—he said that was the reason he had adopted the name of Lake, that he had taken advice on the subject, that he did it for the purpose of protecting himself, if possible, from Jen
<lb/>nings—he said he should bring an action against Jennings—he said that, after I had complained of his giving me a false name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he explain to you how adopting the name of Lake would protect him from his partner, Jennings?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he said his soli
<lb/>citor had advised him to do it, I did not ask who his solicitor was—I believe this letter to be the prisoner's writing—he had given me no notice to leave the premises in Philip Lane—I found them shut up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Don't you know that he was arrested at the suit of some manufacturers in the North of England, and lodged in Whitecross Street, about April?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I never heard of it till this morning—I sup
<lb/>posed that Eustace was his name in Addle Street, because he put that name up; he was there all the time, and he appeared to be the acting man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-22" type="given" value="HENRY HORATIO"/>HENRY HORATIO RALPH</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the goods depot of the Midland Railway Company, in Falcon Square—some inquiries were made of me by Easten and Co., of Fell Street, in consequence of which I went to 7, Philip Lane—had seen the carman in the meantime; I think it was about a week after the delivery of the goods—I saw Lit tie there; there were no gods on the premises that I could see; all the bottom of the place seemed to be entirely empty, and there was no name up—I had this</p>
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<p>way-bill with me—I asked him if that was Easten and Cos.—he said no, it was Eustace—I asked if I could see Mr. Eustace—he said no, I could not, but I could see him on the following Friday or Saturday, and I said I would call again—I fancy he said Mr. Eustace was at Manchester, but I am not positive about that—I went again in three or four days—I asked him then if Mr. Eustace was there—he said no, he was not—I asked him if I could see Mr. Little—he said I could see him on the following Friday or Saturday—I told him what I had come about, that the goods had been delivered wrong, and whoever took them in must have known it—I had the way-bill in my hand at the time, and I said I asked for Little because he was the person that had signed for the goods—I went again on the day he stated and saw Little; Eustace was not there—Little then handed me this letter—I did not at that time know that he was Little—I went away and made inquiries, and then returned, taking with me his land
<lb/>lord—when I came to the door Little was coming out; the landlord said, "That is Mr. Little"—I then asked him what he meant by denying himself to me as he had done on several occasions—he said he was only a servant in the matter, and he did not want to have anything to do with it—I fancy on the last occasion he said he did not know where the goods were, but I am not positive whether he did or not, but he gave me that letter, it was open, there was no envelope to it. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Manchester, 11th April, 1867. Sir,—Tell the party who calls about the carpets that, as I had ordered some goods from Huddersfield, I presumed these were them, and directed you to for
<lb/>ward them to my establishment at Hastings, and it was only upon my hearing from there that I have discovered they are not what I ordered. However, they were put in stock, and I believe a portion of them sold, so that he must send in the invoice for them and I will settle it. If they had put a label on the bales the mistake would not have happened. I shall be in London next week. W. Eustace.") A short time after this a summons was taken out for the prisoners to appear at Guildhall Police-court—Little appeared, but not Eustace; Mr. Beard came into Court as solicitor for Little, and said in his presence, oh, it was simply a mistake in the I delivery, and the goods were to be had if we chose to send for them—upon I that the Alderman said I had better go to Philip Lane, and I went with Little—I found the place shut up; it was between eleven and twelve o'clock, I we were not able to get in—Little said, "Oh, it is shut up and I have not I got the key now, Mr. Eustace has got it"—I then went with him to his I lodging to see if Mr. Eustace had left it there—we could not get the key—I went to the place again a few days afterwards, and it was still shut up—I never saw anything of Eustace till he was in custody in October.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you tell me when it was the company first made any inquiry about this property which had been mis
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I took no date down—I should think it was about a week after the delivery—I am not aware that Eustace offered to pay the I company the value of them—I know nothing of any negotiations; some
<lb/>body called on me and I referred them to the solicitors—they said it was a bad job, but no money was offered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you returned with the land
<lb/>lord of Little, did he say he was a servant of Mr. Eustace?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, when he gave me the letter he said he had received it from Mr. Eustance in reply to a letter from telling him of my application—Little appeared before the Alderman on the summons in May, and again in November—I think it was before I brought the landlord that he showed me the letter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-23" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HANN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). In consequence of the non-attendance of Eustace on the summons, I got a warrant—it was issued to some one else—I did not get it till June—I endeavoured to execute it—I did not see Eustace till 16th October, as he was leaving the Green Park, Piccadilly—I stopped him and told him I had a warrant to apprehend him for stealing a quantity of carpet, the property of the Midland Railway Company—he I said he thought the matter was settled—I told him it was not, that he I must go with me to the City—he said he was very sorry, but he never I received the worth of a penny for the carpet—on our way down Piccadilly I asked him where the carpets were left, in Addle Street or Philip Lane—I he said they were left at his warehouse in Philip Lane—I asked him what became of the carpets—he said a person of the name of Prescott took them away and had never paid for them—he said he was at Hastings when the goods were delivered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he say, further, that after Prescott had got the goods he (Eustace) had offered to pay the company for them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said there had been some statement laid before the I solicitors for the prosecution, and they had promised to lay it before the board—he did not say that he had offered Mr. Sawbridge, the solicitor for the company, to pay for the goods, and that Mr. Sawbridge had promised to lay that proposition before the board—he did not tell me when the offer was made.</p>
<p>W. T.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FROOME</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I was at the hearing before the Alderman at Guildhall the first time—I could not say the date—I should think it was somewhere at the latter end of April—I was there every time—Little surrendered on each occasion, and was let out on his own recognisances.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-24" type="given" value="ABEL"/>ABEL PERKS</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the carpet department at Messrs. Easten and Co's., of 2, Fell Street, and 3 and 4, Hart Street, City—I did not receive three bales of carpet about 25th March from Sheard and Co., only the invoice, not the goods—we afterwards applied to the railway company, and they paid us the value.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">on the part of Eustace, submitted that no case of larceny was made out the railway company, in whom the property was laid, having parted, not only with the possession, but also with the property in the goods, and no trick on the part of Eustace being shown in order to obtain possession of them.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that the railway company, having only authority to deliver to Easten and Co., had no power to part with the property in the goods to any other parties; that the mistake of the carman in leaving them at the wrong premises did not deprive the company of their property in them; and that the subsequent conversion of them by Eustace to his own purposes was in fact a larceny of the goods of the company, just as much as if he had taken them out of the cart himself.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">on same side</hi>) urged that as soon as the goods came into the possession of Little he, by accepting possession of them, might be deemed a bailee for the owner, and that directly Eustace became acquainted with the circumstances and co-operated with him, he was accessory with him as bailee, and then if, contrary to that bailment, they jointly converted the goods to their own purposes, a case of larceny would be established. (
<hi rend="italic">See Reg. v. Robson</hi>, 31
<hi rend="italic">Law Journal, and Cox's Criminal Cases, p.</hi> 30.)
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having been heard in reply, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">decided upon leaving the case to the Jury, not on the ground of the prisoners being bailees, but that the property in the goods had not been parted with; the carman had the limited authority to part with them to Easten and Co. only, and by leaving them in mistake the property was not really parted with.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Eustace received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury, especially Little, as acting under the orders of Eustace.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671118-3-offence-1 t18671118-name-26"/>George Rees</persName>, and stealing a chain and medal, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 112). On Saturday afternoon, 9th November, about half-past four, I was standing at the top of Cheapside, and saw the prisoner there, and several others, I saw him go up to the prosecutor, snatch hold of his chain, and run away—the prosecutor hallooed out, "Stop thief"—I ran after him, calling, "Stop thief," and he was stopped by a gentleman, who took this chain from his hand, with the two-sovereign piece attached to it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-28" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a law writer, of Grafton Street, Mile End—I saw the prisoner running towards me, followed by the officer—I caught hold of him and held him till the officer came up—I wrenched his hand open and found this chain in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-29" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE REES</persName> </hi>. I am a student, residing at Derby—on the 9th November I was at the top of Cheapside—I had this chain and medal attached to it—my coat was buttoned—some parties behind me got hold of my elbows, unbuttoned my coat, and some one, I can't say it was the prisoner, snatched my chain and ran away with it—I called out, "Stop thief."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I picked it up from the ground.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-3-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted, in May, 1867, to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18671118-4-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch and purse of
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<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="t18671118-name-32" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am an engine-fitter, and live at Plaistow Marsh; on Tuesday night, 22nd October, I met the prisoner and went with her to a public-house and treated her—I had with me a purse, a watch, and a stick—I had one sovereign, and I think nearly a pound's worth of silver—I was not exactly sober—I do not think was in the house ten minutes—I almost think she left first—some one asked me if I had lost my watch—I then found it gone, and my money and stick also—these produced are my I stick, watch, and purse—here is a foreign coin which I know I lost with my other money in my purse that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You scarcely knew what you had been doing that night, I think?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I had come all the way from Brompton, on the I other side of Chatham—I left Strood by the seven o'clock train, and I arrived in London about nine—as far as I can make out, I think I met I the prisoner somewhere near Tower Street—I only went to one place to have drink—I had had some with my shipmates before I left Brompton, and no more till I met the prisoner—I don't know the time I met her exactly—she was a stranger to me—I did not give her these things to take care of—I am married—I gave her nothing, only treated her with a glass—the watch is worth about 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner said that he was her husband—she denied knowing anything about the watch or the purse—she was under the influence of drink—I took her to the police-station, she was searched by a female, who handed these articles to the inspector in my presence—the prosecutor identified the watch—the purse I picked up on the floor of the station where the pri
<lb/>soner was standing—it contained a half railway ticket from Plaistow to Woolwich—the prosecutor identified it—the purse had no money in it—the prisoner said she knew nothing at all about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The other woman was in the station at the same time, was she not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—she was discharged by the Magistrate—she was not more than two or three feet from the prisoner—the foreign coin was found on the other woman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and some halfpence—she wished me to keep it and say nothing about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-4-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Two Years' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18671118-8-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to stealing 245
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671118-8-offence-1 t18671118-name-41"/>John Gurney Hoare</persName> and others, his masters.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18671118-9-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to stealing two gold chains, three rings, two brooches, and a writing-case, of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671118-9-offence-1 t18671118-name-43"/>South-Eastern Railway Company</persName>, his masters.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18671118-9-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671118-10-offence-1 t18671118-name-45"/>Elizabeth Howe</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-11-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-11-18671118 t18671118-11-punishment-11"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-49" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BROHFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 31). On the afternoon of the 1st November I was in Heston with constable Stanley about four o'clock—in consequence of information, I rode on to Hanwell, and afterwards to Brent
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<p>them in custody—I asked them if they had been to Halstead, they said no—I then said I should take them for passing bad money—Stanley assisted me in taking them to the station—I searched Lynch first, and in the bow of his necktie I found seven or eight counterfeit florins, in his waist
<lb/>coat pocket there were three or four more, and in his trousers pocket three bad shillings—there was no good money on him—I found on Williams two keys and a purse—I found on Moore some good silver and fourpence in copper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was Lynch's necktie round his neck when you found the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman A R</hi> 808). On November 1st I was with Bromfield at Brentford—I assisted him in taking the prisoners—I first saw them near the toll-gate at the lower end of Brentford, coming from the direction of Hounslow—Lynch was a little behind the other two—we rode past, and he afterwards joined them—I did not see him conversing with them—we then dismounted—I caught hold of Lynch and Williams; we accused them of passing bad money—I kept my eye behind them, and saw something drop; a man named Goodman picked it up, and I found it was a bad florin—I took them to the station, and was present when they were searched.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-51" type="given" value="EDWARD BENJAMIN"/>EDWARD BENJAMIN GOODMAN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Northumberland beershop at Brentford End—I picked up a florin, which I saw Williams drop—I gave it to Stanley.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-52" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Old George at Heston—that is about three miles from Brentford, and about two and a half miles from the toll
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—Lynch had some bread and paid for it himself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I was in the Old George on 1st November, and saw the prisoners come in—he gave me a florin, which he asked me to change for him—I put it in my pocket, and afterwards gave it to the constable—I did not find out that it was bad till the constable asked me for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-54" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS POWELL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Rose and Crown, Heston—I remember Williams and Moore coming—they had a bottle of ginger beer and three-halfpennyworth of gin and cloves, and paid with a florin—I put it in the till; there was no other florin there—I afterwards found it was bad, and gave it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WADE</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Wolf, Norwood Green, near Southall—on 1st November, about three o'clock, Lynch passed my house, I and two or three minutes afterwards Williams and Moore came across the I green into the house—they had a bottle of soda-water and gave me a florin—I bent it nearly double with my teeth and said that it was bad—I they paid me with good money—I put it on the counter and they picked it up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-56" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ROWE</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of Norwood Green, nearly opposite Mr. Wade's—on 1st November, about three o'clock, I saw the prisoners together coming towards Mr. Wade's—they parted company, and Wil
<lb/>liams and Moore went into Mr. Wade's, came out, and went in the direction in which they had come—shortly afterwards Lynch returned and followed I them, reading a newspaper, but I did not see him join them again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—these fourteen florins are bad, and all from the same mould—these three shil
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<hi rend="italic">Lynch's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—"I am guilty of haying them in my possession, but I picked them up in brown paper between Heston and Brentford."
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<interp inst="t18671118-11-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-11-18671118 t18671118-11-punishment-12"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18671118-12-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-59" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ERRINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Fountain public-house, New Street, Horselydown—on 11th September, about seven p.m., I served the prisoner with half a pint of half-and-half, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a sixpence—I told him it was very bad—he said that he did not think it was; but, as I had taken two precisely like it, I gave him in custody with the sixpence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-60" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD NEALE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 380
<hi rend="italic">A R</hi>). The prisoner was given into my custody with this sixpence—he was taken to Southwark Police-court, remanded for one day, and discharged—I had to make Inquiries about him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-61" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-61" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave her a shilling—she gave him the change, put the shilling in the till, and the prisoner left—I then went to the till—there was no other shilling there—I took it out, found it was bad, and gave it to my husband—on 9th October the pri
<lb/>soner came again—I served him—he gave me a shilling, which I thought was not good—I called my husband, gave it to him, and said in the prisoner's presence that it was not good—he said, "It is the same as the one we took on Tuesday—I said, "This is the man who came in on Tuesday and gave us a bad shilling, and he has just given me another."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was not there on Tuesday.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am quite positive you are the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-62" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COOK</persName> </hi>. On 15th October I received a bad shilling from my wife—I put it on a shelf at the back of the bar—on Saturday, 19th October, my wife called me, and said in the prisoner's presence that he was the man who passed the bad shilling on the previous Tuesday, and gave me a shilling—I gave both shillings to the policeman—the prisoner denied being in the house on Tuesday.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 142
<hi rend="italic">A R</hi>). I took the prisoner, and produce two shillings which I received from Mr. Cook—he had two shillings and threehalfpence in copper on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are whist-markers defaced, and sil
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<interp inst="t18671118-12-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18671118-name-66" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-66" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MART ANN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live in Charles Street, Drury Lane—about half-past one on the morning of November 6 I met the prisoner at the corner of Oxendon Street—he offered me half a crown to go with, him—we went</p>
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<p>up Oxendon Street into Orange Street, when he gave me three shillings, and I gave him sixpence change—I did not look at the three shillings till he was going away, and then found they were bad—I told him so, and he said that he had not got such money on him, and that they were not bad—he went away, and I hallooed, "Stop thief!"—I saw him stopped—he was searched at the station—I gave the bad money to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-67" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BESSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 178
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). About a quarter to two o'clock on 6th November I heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and saw the prisoner running—I stopped him and asked him what was the matter—he said, "Nothing; it is all right; I am in a hurry"—I said, "I must detain you till somebody else comes"—the prosecutrix came up and said that he had given her three bad shillings, and she had given him a good sixpence in change—he said that it was false; he had not seen her before—I took him to the station—on the way there I heard something drop, turned my light on, and saw a bad shilling at the prisoner's feet—he tried to get away, but I got him to the station, and found in his pocket a cabman's badge, a latchkey, knife, comb, and pocket-book—I heard something rattle, and found in his bosom, between his shirt and his flesh, ten florins, one half-crown, and twenty-nine shillings, all bad; a good sixpence, and three Sadowa medals—the waistband of his trousers was very tight.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. Here are two shillings of 1846, and one of 1865, all bad; and the two of 1846 are from one mould—these ten florins are bad—here are fifteen bad shillings of 1846—several of them are from the same mould as the other two—here are fifteen shillings of 1862, several of which are from the same mould as the one—here is one counterfeit half-crown and three brass coins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>;—"I had a job by the Ele
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-70" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRENNAN</persName> </hi>. I am appointed by the Treasury to inquire into these cases—on 4th November, about 11.30, I was going to the Grey
<lb/>hound public-house, and saw Inspector Brennan struggling with the pri
<lb/>soner, who had got him down, in Compton Street—we were obliged to throw the prisoner down, and ultimately he was taken to the station—when there he said, "Are you not going to charge the other gentleman?"—that was a person named Reardon, better known as Barlow—I said, "What gentleman?"—he said, "That man outside?"—I said, "Whatever you say will be used in evidence against you; he is entitled to hear any accusation you make against him"—he was called in, and the prisoner said, "That gentleman I saw put a packet on the seat where he sat; I picked it up and walked out, and while I was walking along I was seized by the inspector, who took it from me; I went into the Greyhound to see a person respecting a dog, and I saw this man (meaning the prisoner, who was discharged) put a packet down on the seat; I picked it up and walked out"—Reardon was searched and detained till Thursday—no bad coin was found on him—I received this coin (
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-71" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRENNAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I went to the Greyhound about 11.30, and shortly afterwards saw the prisoner come out with one hand in his right coat pocket—I followed him to Old Compton Street—he looked right and left, and then undid a tissue paper packet and put something into his left hand and returned the paper to his coat pocket—I stopped him; he struggled so violently that I had to get assistance to throw him down—I then took four counterfeit shillings from his hand, and this piece of tissue paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from his pocket—I asked him how he accounted for the possession of the bad money—he said, "I picked it up"—I said, "That will not do for me, "and took him to the station—he said that he was sent to the public-house to make inquiries about a dog, saw a man put the parcel on a seat by his side, and he picked it up—that man was after
<lb/>wards taken, and remanded, and discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I picked it up, and went outside and looked at it, and the inspector took it out of my hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-14-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-14-18671118 t18671118-14-punishment-15"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCES KNIGHT</hi> (19)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-75" type="given" value="JOSHUA"/>JOSHUA STUBBS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant at a Spanish wine house, 70, Lower Thames Street—about a quarter to twelve on 1st November I saw the prisoners pass, one leaning on the other's shoulder, and five or ten minutes afterwards Knight came in for a glass of port wine, which came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a half-crown—I had no change in the till, and went next door to get it—I gave her the change, and put the half-crown into a leather bag where there was no other, and she left soon after—I after
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<hi rend="italic">Green. Q.</hi> Did I not get the half-crown from you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I never changed any larger piece of money for you than a half-crown—I knew you before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Knight. Q.</hi> You put my half-crown in the till?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not, I put in a sovereign and some coppers.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-76" type="given" value="EDWARD RICHARD"/>EDWARD RICHARD KIRBY</persName> </hi>. I am twelve years old, and am errand boy at the wine shop—on Friday morning 1st November, Green came in for a glass of port wine—my master went out to get change, and put the half-crown in a little leather bag—Green came in at night, and gave a florin to Stubbs—I had been instructed before, and went out to get change—I got a police
<lb/>man, and saw Knight and a man leaning against the railings—the policeman took them in custody and brought them to the wine shop, and I gave him the coin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-77" type="given" value="HOULD"/>HOULD GODDARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 814). I was on duty, and was sent for to the Spanish Wine Vaults—going there, I saw Knight with a man</p>
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<p>named Phipps standing opposite the wine shop, on the other side—they could see across to the shop, but could not see in, because the doors were closed—I asked them what they were doing, the man said, "Nothing"—I took them to the wine shop, where Stubbs accused Green of passing a bad half-crown that morning, which he handed to me—I marked it, and also received a bad florin from Kirby—Stubbs also gave me a half-crown, which Green had uttered—Green said that she had received it from a gentleman—I took them to the station, and the man was discharged at the Mansion House last Tuesday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns and this florin are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GREEN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eight Month's Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNIGHT</hi>*—
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Month's Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 158
<hi rend="italic">A R</hi>). On Saturday, the 19th October, about twenty-five minutes to twelve, I was in St. James's Park, in front of Buckingham Palace, in plain clothes—I saw the female prisoner about halfway between Buckingham Gate and the front of the Palace—at that time I had a scarf and a pin, which cost about 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I was in a very sharp walk, as I had to get in before twelve o'clock, and she came up to me and said, "Are you in a hurry, dear?"—I told her to get out of the way, I did not want to be annoyed by her—she kept dodging me backwards and forwards till we got opposite a lamp-post—I passed that into a dark place, where any one who sits can see those who come by, but they cannot be seen, when she instantly made a grab at my scarf and pin, and took my scarf off, with the pin in it—it was a buckle scarf—just as she snapped at it I was knocked down by three men—Ricketts kicked my legs from under me—I can't say where they came from—I had got hold of the woman at the time—I was just turning round—I saw Dickson there—he struck me under the ear during the time that Ricketts was kicking my legs from under me—I was then walking, just turning round to run after the woman—they threw me on the ground—Ricketts got on the top of me—I turned him over, and pulled Dickson down—I got him with his head under my arm, and tried to take him with me while I went after the woman, who was then going away with the other man, who is not in custody—I could not get Dickson along fast enough, so I had to let him go to apprehend her, and when I apprehended her I was instantly knocked down by the man who was with her—Dickson tried to get away all that he could, but he did not punch me or anything of that kind—the two male prisoners ran away, when I apprehended the female with both hands, and the man who is not in custody bit me in the thumb—I was bleeding very much when I got to the station—I tried to detain the man, but could not—I retained the woman till 326 A came up, and I handed her into his custody—I saw the male prisoners again on the Monday week, the 28th, in Short's Gardens, Drury Lane—they shifted from there, and I followed them to the Lyceum Theatre, as 1 had not a constable then—I recognised</p>
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<p>them—I then followed them to the Adelphi, in the Strand, where I came in connection with a constable, and apprehended Dickson—he punched me violently in the neck to get away—I told him the charge, he said, "All right, I will go"—I gave him into custody, and took Ricketts myself—I was on plain-clothes duty at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">James. Q.</hi> Where did you first see me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In front of Buckingham Palace: you met me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dickson. Q.</hi> Did the sentry come to your assistance?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I shouted for him, he was about thirty yards off—I had a distinct view of your face—I am sure of you—if you wore a moustache, it was a very slight one, something like three days' growth—you appeared to be very dirty at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know either of the prisoners by sight before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-84" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LARCOMBE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 326
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). I was on duty on Saturday night, 19th October, in St. James's Park, in front of Buckingham Palace—I saw a crowd of people, and went up—Bramall said to me, "Take this woman in charge"—he had got hold of her—I asked what she had done—he said, "She has stolen a scarf and pin from me"—I took her in charge, and searched her, but she had not got the pin—I took her to the station, and returned to my beat, and when I returned I saw Ricketts sitting on a bench handy to St. James's Palace—I should say that would be from thirty to sixty yards from where I took the woman into custody—it was about one o'clock—I should say there were nearly twenty people collected when I took the woman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statements before the Magistrates were read as follows</hi>:—
<hi rend="italic">James.</hi> "I was going along and met the prosecutor running fast; he said he would take me into custody for stealing his scarf. I said I had not been in his company. He said, 'Whether you have been in my company or not, I will give you in charge; you are my prisoner;"
<hi rend="italic">Ricketts and Dickson both say</hi>, "All I have to say is, I know nothing at all about it, and don't know the other prisoners."</p>
<hi rend="italic">James's Defence.</hi> I am entirely innocent; I know nothing more at all about it than an unborn babe.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dickson's Defence</hi>, The. policeman says I did not wear a moustache on this occasion; I have witnesses to prove that I did, and that I have worn it for four years, and that I only shaved it off on the 28th, so that if he did see me on the 19th he must have noticed that I wore a moustache. I know nothing about the young woman or the man here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Rickett's Defence.</hi> I know nothing at all about it; I neither know the man nor the woman; I never saw them before in my life.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Dickson.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-85" type="surname" value="HANSER"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-85" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HANSER</persName> </hi>. I have known Dickson about five years as a fellow
<lb/>lodger in the same house all that time—when he first came to England he wore a moustache up to the 28th October—it was a large one—I don't know why he had it cut off—that was on the day he was taken—the man who shaved it off is here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-86" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-86" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COOK</persName> </hi>. I have known Dickson two years—he wore a moustache all the time I knew him, up to the 28th October—I shaved it off—I am not a barber by trade—I lodge in the same house with him—he asked me to take it off—he did not give any reason for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How do you come to recollect this particular Mon-day,</p>
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<p>the 28th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On account of his being away from home that night—it was the night he was taken into custody—I am sure it was that night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A porter at Covent Garden Market—I am in steady work there—I was out at work there for a short time this morning before I came here—I have lodged in the same house with Dick
<lb/>son two years—he has been there longer than that—he is a costermonger, I believe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-16-18671118 t18671118-16-punishment-18"/>Twelve Month's Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671118-17-offence-1 t18671118-name-88"/>Frank Lewis Bowers</persName>, and stealing a watch, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-89" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MOUNTJOY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 893). On the 2nd of this month, about one o'clock, as I was going through Bishopsgate Church Yard, I heard a cry of "Murder!" and saw the prisoner struggling with the pro
<lb/>secutor on the pavement—he looked round and saw me coming, and then rose up, and, pointing to the prosecutor, said, "That is the b----that got it"—I said, "What?"—he repeated it—I said, "What do you mean?"—the prosecutor was trying to get up—I went and lifted him up, and the prisoner ran down the churchyard—the prosecutor put his hand to his breast, and said, "Policeman, I have lost my watch"—I gave chase and made a grasp at the prisoner, but missed him—he ran on for three or four doors more, and then dropped the watch on the doorstep—I turned on my light, picked up the watch, and took him into custody—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>),</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-90" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-90" type="given" value="FRANK LEWIS"/>FRANK LEWIS BOWERS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Bowers and Sons, of Wormwood Street—on 2nd of November I was passing through Bishops-gate Church Yard—I saw the prisoner there—he took my watch—we strug
<lb/>gled and fell together and a policeman came up—this is my watch—it was safe before I met the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I strike you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, you used no violence further than struggling to get away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Statement.</hi> All I have to say is, there was no violence of any kind.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-17-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BRAINE</hi> (59)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18671118-18-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-18-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a ring of
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671118-18-offence-1 t18671118-name-92"/>Thomas West</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-93" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WEST</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, of 3, Ludgate Hill—on Friday, the 8th November, the prisoner came to my establishment and spoke about a ring that he had seen the night before; he said he should like to see it—I showed him a tray full of rings—he looked at them, but did not touch them—he asked the price of one he had seen the night before—I referred to my book and told him the price—he spoke about an order that ho had men
<lb/>tioned the night before as to some spoons and forks—he had been in several times—he asked me if I would send a ring that he selected on the follow
<lb/>ing morning for his wife to see—he gave me his address, 11, Craven Street—after he was gone I missed a ring, not that ring—I gave directions to my assistant immediately.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you shown him some rings the day previous?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, my assistant had—I did not see him then—I had seen him several times, on nearly every occasion that he called, but I had not shown him rings previously—I had shown him other articles—he spoke about diamonds and other things—he said the rings were expensive, and I accounted for that by telling him that the price of diamonds had advanced—that was about two or three days before—he had said he wanted some spoons and talked about having a crest put on them—he said he would bring the impression—he</p>
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<p>did not say that he was going to Regent Street, but I think he said he would bring an impression back—he gave his name, "Mr. Braine, 11, Graven Street"—at the time I was showing him the rings he had no handkerchief or anything on the table—I noticed he had nothing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-94" type="surname" value="STEADMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-94" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STEADMAN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. West—on the day in ques
<lb/>tion I received certain orders from him—I went to an address that was given me, and I saw the prisoner come out of 11, Craven Street—I watched him, he went to Mr. Whistler's, into the private office, and then to Mr. Attenborough's—he there rang the office-bell and went into the office—I went into the front shop and made some communication to the assistant—I then went into the back room and saw the prisoner, and when he saw me he said the ring belonged to Mr. West—this is the ring (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), it is Mr. West's property—I received it from Mr. Attenborough's assistant—it is worth 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where were you when you saw the prisoner go into Mr. Attenborough's?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Outside the shop—I did not hear any conversa
<lb/>tion that took place between him and the assistant—I went into the front shop while he was in the private office—he went into the side door of Mr. Whistler's, the office for pawning; he came out again directly—I should not think he could have had any time for conversation there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-95" type="surname" value="SULLY"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-95" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SULLY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Attenborough, pawnbroker, of 32, Strand—on this Friday the prisoner came to our shop and produced this ring—he asked me the value of it—I asked him who it belonged to, and he declined to say—he said, "I simply want to know the value of the ring," and he did not think we were gutting a proper question to him—I had previously had some description Of the ring—I called in Mr. Steadman and said, "Is that the gentleman it belongs to?" and he said, "Yes, it is"—nothing further took place—he was given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When he came and showed you the ring, did you ask him whether he wished to pledge it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did, and he said no, he only wanted to know the value of it—I then asked him if the ring belonged to him, and he said no, it did not—I then asked him to whom it belonged—he said, "I decline to say, but it is not mine," or words to that effect—I then called in Mr. Steadman, and then the prisoner said the ring belonged to Mr. West.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-96" type="surname" value="MONCTON"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY MONCTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). I was called to Mr. Attenborough's; the prisoner was given into my custody for stealing a diamond ring—I took him to Bow Street and searched him—I found several letters on him, and a piece of sealing-wax with a crest of a panther on it, and 4 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—on the way to the Justice-room next morning he said, "I did not know I had the ring, it came out of my pocket when I pulled out my handkerchief; I did not intend to pawn or sell the ring, but I was curious to know its value."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You also found on him a 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. debenture, did you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bond in a gold and silver mining company—I have made inquiries about the prisoner—I find he is a person of great respectability, and that he came from China with nearly 400,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have also found that he did go to a shop in Regent Street to get the impression.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JEREMIAH REGAN</hi> (17)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN BURNETT</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18671118-19-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18671118-19-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-19-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Steal
<lb/>ing a watch and chain of
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671118-19-offence-1 t18671118-name-99"/>Andrew Reid</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Regan.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-100" type="surname" value="REID"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-100" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW REID</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Rathgar Road, Dublin, and am a civil engi
<lb/>neer, at present staying at the Castle and Falcon Hotel, Aldersgate Street—on 9th November I was at the top of Cheapside—there was a great crowd—there were a good number of people by my side, one in particular, Burnett—he was apparently blocking my hat, or trying to do so from behind, and doing something in front at the same time, trying to attract my attention—he snapped my watch out and let it hang—I saw another person, it may have been Regan, with it in his hand, and he passed it behind him—the chain was entangled in his person—I kept hold of it for some time, but ultimately I had to let it go, as it broke—the chain was round my neck—I cried out that I was losing my watch—two policeman came up and seized Regan; I held on to Burnett, the crowd in the meantime trying to trip me up—the prisoners tried to get away, Burnett particularly; he threw himself down—I have not seen my watch and chain since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This was Lord Mayor's day, was it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe it was, it was the 9th—there were a good many persons about, but the procession had not commenced—there were no persons before me, except the two prisoners—I was at the edge of the pavement, about to cross.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Burnett.</hi> I was not there at the first.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am certain he was.</p>
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<lb/>ance, and when I got about a foot and a half from him I heard him say, "I have lost my watch"—I looked down at Burnett's hand, and saw a watch and chain in his left hand—he passed it on to Regan, who was on the left-hand side of him, and he passed his hand behind him—there were a good many hands open to receive it, but I could not get at it in time—Regan tried to get away, but I caught him by the collar, and also Burnett—I distinctly saw what was done—the watch was in both their hands—I did not know them before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statements before the Magistrate:—Regan</hi>, "I was going to King's Cross. I never was in prison before in my life."
<hi rend="italic">Burnett.</hi> "I had been to the docks to get a ship going to Australia. I was shoved in the crowd on the top of the prosecutor."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 45). I was in Fleet Street about four o'clock on the afternoon of Lord Mayor's day, and saw the prisoner run through the crowd, and fall in the carriage-way—I picked him up—the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said he could not afford to give it me all, would I give him some change—I gave him 3
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as change out of the cheque; did not I give you the cheque first, and then ask you to lend me three sove
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not understand that—it might have been so—it may have been a mistake—I do not wish to go against him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. (
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18671118-26-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to three indictments for stealing bags of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-26-18671118 t18671118-26-punishment-27"/>Fifteen Month's Imprisonment.</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-27-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing a tablecloth and other articles, of
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<hi rend="italic">Judg
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671118-28-offence-1 t18671118-name-125"/>John Fletcher</persName>, and stealing therein two watches, his property.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Month's Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18671118-29-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing one waistcoat, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671118-29-offence-2 t18671118-name-128"/>Commercial Clothing Com
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<hi rend="italic">Six Month's Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18671118-29-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GERALDINE MEURICE</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18671118-30-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing one cloak, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671118-30-offence-1 t18671118-name-130"/>John Augustus Nicolay</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-131" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-131" type="surname" value="JAVAN"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-131" type="given" value="SELINA"/>SELINA JAVAN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to John Augustus Nicolay, a furrier, of 82, Oxford Street—in September, 1865, this letter was handed to me; I read it in a hurry, and selected four or five sealskin cloaks, which I took to 17, St. Petersburg Place, Bayswater—some one, who appeared to be a servant, received the goods from me; she had rather a sallow complexion, dark hair, and a cast in one of her eyes—she took the goods into another room, and in a short time brought back four of them, keeping a circular cloak, value eighteen guineas.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-132" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-132" type="surname" value="SQUIRES"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-132" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE SQUIRES</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Bedford Place, Rotherhithe—I first knew the prisoner at Binfield Place, Clapham, as Mrs. Somerset, and as Mrs. Morris at the same time—I knew Louisa Frost and Miss Bristowe, who lived with her as servants—Mrs. Frost had one of her eyes fixed, she was lady's maid to the prisoner, and lived with her—she was tall, and her complexion was dark—she lived with the prisoner from December, 1864, to June or July, 1865—I have seen the prisoner write; this letter is her writing, to the best of my belief.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you seen her write frequently?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I do not remember seeing the girl with the fixed eye write, but I know her writing, and will undertake to say that the letter is not hers—I have not said at Marlborough Street that their writing was so much alike that I could not swear which was which—I said so of one letter which was shown to me—I said that I was unable to swear whether it was written by the prisoner or by the girl with the fixed eye—there is perhaps a similarity between the two—I believe this letter to be the prisoner's—if it purported to come from a house where Frost was, and Frost only, and the prisoner had not been mixed up with it in any way, and I was asked, "Is that not the writing of Frost?" I should not answer in the affirmative—I will swear that I do not believe it is Frost's—I have known the prisoner as Mrs. Somerset since December, 1864—I have heard of her for a great</p>
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<p>many years, but have not known her—I did not know her living at Woollenhall—I have heard that she was married to Mr. Morris, and was living with him in great luxury and splendour—I know that when they separated he allowed her a considerable income, and she still lived in good style in apartments—she adopted my niece and educated her at some expense, but not at considerable expense.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did she pay the school bill?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe not—her real name is Morris I believe, and not Meurice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-133" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-133" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-133" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY JONES</persName> </hi>. I know the prisoner, and have seen her write—this letter is her writing, to the best of my belief—I knew her twelve or four
<lb/>teen years ago, and till within the last two or three years by the name of Morris—she never took any other name to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was she living at a place called Woollenhall?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, as Mr. Morris's wife, I believe—that is near Barnet—I do not know whether she was visited by her family, I attended her professionally as nurse, she was suffering from a disease for which I applied leeches—I was only there a few hours, I went in the morning and came back in the evening—she lived in great splendour, and a servant in livery touched his hat to me—I saw Mr. Morris there on one occasion—I know the prisoner was married to him, as I got a copy of the certificate of her marriage for her some time after—they separated for some reason or other about ten years ago, and to the best of my belief Mr. Morris made her a very hand
<lb/>some allowance—I do not know whether she took her original name of Somerset after they separated, she never wrote to me in that name—I have heard that she has taken that name since, but I never heard of it before—her name was Clowes before she was married—she married a Mr. Clowes, and there was a judicial separation—her maiden name was Jones I think, she told me that her mother's name was Jones—the first time I heard her go by the name of Somerset was after she was separated from Mr. Morris—I do not think I have attended her since she has gone by the name of Somerset—I have not seen her for four years till I saw her at Marlborough Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You never knew her in the name of Somerset?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—she told me that her mother was Mrs. Jones, that she married Mr. Jones.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-134" type="given" value="HELEN"/>HELEN RUTTERS</persName> </hi>. In the middle of July this year I saw the prisoner write in this book at the top of the left page (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Letter read</hi>:—"Mrs. Somerset will be obliged by Messrs. Nicolay sending some of the best sealskin mantles for choice, quite loose in shape; nothing like the jackets or fitting to the figure will suit. Mrs. S. is at present confined to her bed by illness, which is the reason she cannot, drive up and select for herself. 17, St. Petersburg Place, Bayswater.")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-135" type="given" value="SELINA"/>SELINA JAVAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). When the woman brought back the things one was kept, and I had an order to make a sealskin hood, which I afterwards took to 17, St. Petersburg Place, but found that they had gone away—no complaint was made that the goods were not sent in compliance with the letter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that this evidence ought not to be received, as the prisoner was never seen, nor was her voice heard; the lady's maid might have acted without instructions and appropriated the article herself.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received the evidence, as the letter was written by the prisoner, who was proved to live at the house, and no complaint had been made that the goods had not been sent.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you saw this woman with the cast in her eye did you ask to see Mrs. Somerset?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but the woman said that she was too great an invalid to see any one—she took the cloaks into another room, and came back and said that the lady had kept the circular cloak at eighteen guineas—she gave me a further order to make a hood of seal
<lb/>skin of a particular design to suit her—I told her it would be ready in three days, and left—I had the hood made, and took it home in four or five days—I saw a light in the hall, and knocked and rang for three-quarters of an hour, but could not get admission—I made inquiries of the neighbours before I left, but was not able to find the prisoner or her ser
<lb/>ant till I saw her at Marlborough Street—I got no trace of Mrs. Somerset till she was in custody in the present year—this was two years ago last September.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you believe that she was of the Somerset family?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, Lady Somerset's family, the Beaufort family.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had no idea that her name was Morris?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I thought she was a respectable lady.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-136" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EELES</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the Dorset constabulary—I took the prisoner at Swanage, in Dorsetshire, in September this year—she answered to the name of Meurice—a person was living with her who I understood to be her servant, and who was of middle height and had some peculiarity about her eyes—I took possession of what property in the house I believed to belong to the prisoner. I found no sealskin cloaks.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that there was no case against the prisoner. The cloak was sold, and if Messrs. Nicolay had sent to demand the money next day it would have been for goods sold and delivered, and if the vendor parted with the goods, even on a dishonest contract, it was not a felony, but a false pretence.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that it was for the Jury to say whether the prisoner's original intention in writing for the cloak was a trick to get it into her possession with a view to steal it, and if so it was I larceny. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that Miss Javan had the cloaks only for I the purpose of transferring them to Mrs. Somerset, but there being no transfer to Mrs. Somerset, but to Mrs. Morris, that was not a parting with the pos
<lb/>session. of them; that it was a question for the Jury whether the prisoner got possession of them at all, and if so, with what object.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671118-31-offence-1 t18671118-name-138"/>Michael Myers</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-139" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY KEENE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Keene, and am assistant to Michael Myers, a trunkmaker, of 27, Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square—on 27th May the prisoner called in a brougham—I went down to it, and she asked me to let her see some ladies' travelling dress-trunks—I asked her if I should bring them to the carriage—she said yes, as she was such a very great invalid she could not get out—I took some trunks down to her with the porter's assistance, and she selected two, but she required some alterations in them, and the letter "H" painted on them very large, as her Christian name was Harriet—I was to send a receipted bill, as they would be paid for on delivery—she gave her name, Mrs. Frazer, The Cottage, Hampstead, and drove away—on 29th May a tall woman calling herself Mrs. Frazer's maid drove up in the brougham—she had a defect in one of her eyes—she gave me this card (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) with "Mrs. Frazer" on it—she said that Mrs. Frazer sent</p>
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<p>that card, and asked if we would lend her one of our travelling trunks until her own was finished, as she was called out of town unexpectedly—I lent her one, value three guineas—her boxes were to be sent home on the Friday, and this was to be returned—I gave her boxes, with "H" on them, to the porter on the Friday, and the receipted bill—he carried them away and brought them back the same day—I did not see the prisoner again until she was in custody—I heard no tidings of her or of the trunk—I identified a box which was shown to me at Marlborough Street,</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-140" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BEVENGTON</persName> </hi>. I live in Greek Street, Soho—in April and May last I was the landlady of The Cottage, Hampstead, which I let to the prisoner, as Mrs. Frazer, on April 22nd, at 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month—she paid me one month in advance, but I was not paid the second month—I returned from Paris on 28th May, and found the cottage shut up—I had no tidings of the prisoner till she was in custody recently.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-141" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY KEENS</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Michael Myers, of 27, Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square—at the latter end of May I received two trunks to take to Mrs. Fraser, The Cottage, Hampstead—I went there and found the place closed—I knocked at the door half an hour and received no answer—I made inquiries in the neighbourhood, but was not able to trace her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-142" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EELES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Superintendent Dorset Police</hi>). I took the prisoner on 7th September at Swanage, where she was living in the name of Mrs. Meurice—I searched two boxes there, and found a quantity of cards with "Mrs. Frazer" on them, but none with the name of Meurice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-31-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-31-18671118 t18671118-31-punishment-31"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">There were other indictments against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money of
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCDONALD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-145" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TANN</persName> </hi>. I am a groom, and live at 14, Bouverie Street, Fleet Street—on 11th October, at a few minutes past ten at night, I was talking to a woman at the corner of Chancery Lane and Fleet Street—I had not known her before—I felt something at my coat pocket, and missed my purse, containing 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I said, "You have taken my purse," and took hold of her—the prisoner rushed up, and I clearly saw her pass the purse into his hands—I am sure he is the man—it was close by a lamp, and I cannot be mistaken—I called "Police," and he ran towards Temple Bar—I followed him to Bell Yard, and found him stopped by a constable—I had not lost sight of him—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my purse and money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long had you been with the woman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About ten minutes—I had not been drinking—I suppose she was a woman of the town, but she did not ask to go with her or to give her drink—this was four or five yards from the lamp at the corner—I had never seen the prisoner before—I saw my purse while I was with the woman, because, having once had my trousers pocket cut out, I took my purse out and put it into my right tail pocket with my gloves.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-146" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS SPRINGETT</persName> </hi>. I am a hairdresser, of 3, Upper Cleveland Street, Euston Road—I saw Tann at the corner of Chancery Lane, grappling with a woman—the prisoner was trying to take her away—I can swear to him—Tann said, "You have taken my purse and given it to the man;" he said, "No, I have not got the purse"—he walked up to Temple Bar,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you mean to say that you went back to the very spot?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never moved till I picked it up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-147" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-147" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 484). I was in Bell Yard, and heard cries of "Stop thief"—I met the prisoner running, and Tann a few yards behind him—I stopped the prisoner, and Tann said, "I charge this man with taking a purse from a woman, who took it from my coat pocket, in Chancery Lane"—the prisoner said, "I have not got the purse," and offered to be searched—I told him he must come to the station, where he would be searched—he tried to get away—I threw him on the ground, got assistance, and took him to the station—he gave a false address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-32-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted, at this Court, in the name of
<persName id="t18671118-name-148">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-148" type="surname" value="FROST"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-148" type="given" value="CHARLES"/> Charles Frost</persName>, in November, 1862, to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**†—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18671118-32-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-32-18671118 t18671118-32-punishment-32"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MAHONEY</hi> (23)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BELL</hi> (33)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUNNER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CUNNINGHAM</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Mahoney.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-152" type="surname" value="ROSEN"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-152" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB ROSEN</persName> </hi>. I am a capmaker, of 46, Cannon Street, St. George's-in-the-East—on 3rd November I shut up my house—the doors and windows were safe at 11.30—I was awoke at twenty minutes to three by my servant crying, "Master, master, get up; there are burglars"—I opened the front window and called "Police"—I opened my bedroom door, and found that other doors were open—one of two boxes was broken open, and the things strewed about the room, the window of which was open—I looked out and saw one of the prisoners descending a ladder—I went down stairs, opened the middle room door and the shop door, and found Mahoney in custody in the street, next door to my house—the second box had been tried to be forced, but they had not succeeded.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were any of the things taken away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—the top box had not been locked—the house has only one storey—the man I saw in custody was the one I saw going down the ladder, because he had a light coat on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-153" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-153" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY TOWNSEND</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's servant—on 3rd November, early in the morning, I was disturbed, and found the two prisoners inside my room with a light in their hand—I am sure they are the men—I screamed for my master, and called "Police;" they put the light out, and ran out at the back window—I heard a smash of glass, but cannot say what it was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q</hi>. How long were they in the room after you saw them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not a second—they had a kind of small candle, not a dark lantern—I had only a glance at them for a second, but saw the light coat of the one and the light trousers of the other, by which I identify them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUNNER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the general appearance of the men?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, one had a blue cap on—I am quite certain, from their general appearance, that these are the men.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-154" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-154" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi> 47). I was passing Mr. Rosen's</p>
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<p>house, heard a cry of police, and saw Bell come out of the next house, which was unoccupied—I followed him a little way with another sergeant—he ran and we ran—I told 179 K to follow him, and then returned to the unoccupied house, stood in the road four or five minutes, and saw Mahoney come out of the unoccupied house, the door of which had been left; open by Bell—I called to him to stop, but he ran a hundred yards—I called to a constable, who turned his light on and stopped him, and I took him to Mr. Rosen's, where Mary Townsend identified him—I found a ladder from the yard of the unoccupied house to a window of Mr. Rosen's house, the first floor back—the two houses are flush at the back, and there is a party-wall between them—it was a very long ladder, and it was put askew—I went to the house and found articles lying about the floor—Bell wore a blue cap—the back door of the unoccupied house was open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you say that you saw Mahoney come out of the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Out of the unoccupied house, which was open front and back—there was no other person in the street—there were boards nailed up at the window, but anybody could get over them, and then into the yard—I found no housebreaking instruments on Mahoney, but there were a quantity of matches on the window of the room where the ladder was—I did dot find a candle or a light—I did not lose sight of Mahoney—I am positive of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bell.</hi> You never saw me come from the house at all, I was sitting on the doorstep—I had been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-155" type="given" value="NEHBMIAH"/>NEHBMIAH SHEERING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 179
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I followed Bell from Den
<lb/>mark Street—he placed himself in a doorway, where I took him and took him back to the house.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BELL</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MAHONEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18671118-33-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18671118-33-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-33-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted at Clerkenwell in the name of
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-156" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-156" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Smith</persName>, to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS JONES</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18671118-34-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing one watch of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-159" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCCONDREY</persName> </hi>. I am an apprentice to F. and R. Morley, ware-housemen, of Cheapside—on 1st November, about a quarter to ten o'clock, I was at a fire at Bishopsgate Street—the prisoner stood on my left hand—I felt my chain being pulled, I put down my hand, and caught the prisoner by the wrist; he was just withdrawing his hand from my waist
<lb/>coat with my chain in it—my watch was gone—I saw it at the station—I said to my friend, "This man has my watch n—the prisoner said, "I have not got it, that man over there has it"—I looked to my right and saw a man going through the crowd who looked at me several times—my watch was quite separate from my chain when I saw part of my chain in the prisoner's hand—my watch was worth 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you any idea what became of your watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I thought he had passed it to another person—I do not know why he should not pass the chain as well—my watch was brought to me on the way to the station by a boy—the prisoner made no efforts to get away—he said, "That man has it."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far off at that time was the man who he said had the watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Five or six yards, and the crowd was all round me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-160" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NEWBURT</persName> </hi>. I am a fellow-apprentice of the last witness—I was standing by him at the fire, and he told me the prisoner had his watch—he was holding the prisoner by the wrist—I saw him given in custody—he said that he had not taken it, another man had taken it—I saw the chain half in the prisoner's hand and half in the prosecutor's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-161" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LINES</persName> </hi>. I was in the crowd and picked up the watch, I fell on my knees to get it—I gave it to the constable, and saw the prisoner being taken to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-162" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MITCHELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I was clearing the mob away for the fire-engines to come up, heard a cry of "Police!" and saw Newbury and the prosecutor holding the prisoner—I caught hold of him, and he was just dropping a chain from his hand—a boy brought me the watch, which I have had ever since—the prisoner said that he did not do it, another man did it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671118-34-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18671118-34-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-34-18671118 t18671118-34-punishment-35"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Channell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN PRIEST</hi> </persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671118-35-offence-1 t18671118-name-164"/>Thomas Fisher</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PALMER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence on the inquisition, the Grand Jury having ignored the bill.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671118-35-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Byles.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD MORRIS</hi> (42)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18671118-36-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="arson"/>, Feloniously attempting to set fire to his house with intent to detraud. Messrs.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">con
<lb/>ducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-166" type="surname" value="YATES"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM YATES</persName> </hi>. I live with my father at 3, Green Bank, St. George's-in-the-East, two doors from the Turk's Head, which is kept by the pri
<lb/>soner—it is not far from Ratcliff Highway—on the Sunday in question I saw three children leave the house—I do not know the time, but it was three or five minutes before the fire—after they had gone the prisoner went out of the house at the door in Bird Street, and went in the same direction as the children—that is the front door; he locked it, and took the key with him—I was standing by the lamp-post opposite the house—the street is a little wider than from you to me—in three or five minutes I saw smoke coming from the window below, level with the ground, and heard like some bottles fall on the floor, level with the ground, and smash—there was a pretty fair smash—I ran to see if I could see Mr. Morris in the direction he took, but I could not; I went back, got over our back wall into his yard, and saw three or four people in his yard—I assisted in getting some water—my father went into the cellar first, and I went in with the fireman and another man, and found this parcel of gunpowder lying between two casks in a brown bag—the two casks were close together—I did not notice any appearance of burning—I called the fire
<lb/>man's attention to the powder—this is it, but this is not the paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you the first who saw the powder?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, as far as I know—my father and two or three gentlemen had gone in</p>
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<p>before me—fireworks are prepared a long time before 5th November, but I had none this time—I had been in the bar before, but not in the cellar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-167" type="surname" value="TOWZELL"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TOWZELL</persName> </hi>. I am a stevedore, and at this time lived at 3, Green Bank, two doors from the prisoner—on Sunday, 13th October, about four o'clock, I heard an explosion—I went to the front door, and saw the boy Yates outside, and smoke coming from all the windows of the Turk's Head—I got over the paling, which are nine feet high altogether with the bank on which they stand, and went down the yard; the back door was open, and I went in—I saw the cellar door open, and flames coming from a spirit cask in the cellar—there was no appearance of burning anywhere else—there was nobody in the house—I was the first that went in—the cellar door was broken in two pieces—it is a wooden door—one board, on which the lock was, was burst off and burnt in two—it had fallen outwards—I got some water, and put the flames out, and found some bung cloth, light canvas on fire; it was between two casks of spirits—there was not a great quantity of them; they were all taken afterwards and put into a tub—there was no blaze from the bung cloths, only fire—as far as I could see, there was nothing else but the blaze of the spirits—the casks were not burning, the cock was a quarter turned, and the rum was running from the cask—after I put the flames out I discovered a brown paper bag of powder on top of a beer cask which was about six feet from the spirit cask—there was a smell of gunpowder and spirits—the gas was not on, the fireman came in and lit the gas in the cellar—the flame coming from the spirit cask was six or seven inches high.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the door of the cellar open?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it seemed to have been broken open from the inside—the lock was wrenched off from the inside, and the back door was open—I saw a hole in the bagatelle-room, communicating with the cellar—I do not think anybody could drop through it into the cellar—it was not big enough to admit me.</p>
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<persName id="t18671118-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-168" type="surname" value="SUTTON"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-168" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS SUTTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 301). I went to the Turk's Head at a few minutes after four, it may have been ten minutes—I got in through the tap-room window and saw a coal fire in the grate—I went to the top of the cellar and found the door broken open, and the lock lying on the floor: not on the cellar side, but on the other side, in the passage—I saw Towzell there—there was a smell like mixed spirits, and a great smoke; you could scarcely see, and it was enough to take your breath away—I threw some water down, and then went down into the cellar and saw a little flame coming from some bung cloths which were in the centre of the cellar—I helped to pick them up and put them in a tap-tub—on one barrel, just under the stairs, was a paper packet with gunpowder in it, and there was a packet laid underneath the cellar steps, about a foot and a half from the other barrel—I went over the premises, but found no one there except those who were assisting me—the prisoner came about five o'clock, and I said, "Mr. Morris, there has been afire in the cellar, and there has been some gunpowder found"—he said if any was found there somebody put it there out of spite, and that he had locked the place up before he went away and had got the cellar key, and he showed it to me—I told him that the rum was running—he said that it was not running when he went out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see any broken bottles in the bar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, three white glass bottles, as if they had had liquor in them—they were larger than quarter-pints; they looked as if they had just fallen from the shelf.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-169" type="surname" value="WITHERS"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WITHERS</persName> </hi>. I am foreman of the Salvage Corps, and live at 14,</p>
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<p>Wellclose Square—I am over the whole of the fire offices in London—on 13th October, about twenty-five minutes to five, I went to these premises, went into the cellar, and noticed a quantity of smoke—I saw that some bung cloths had been burning, and some rum had been running from a cask—the bung cloths smelt strongly of rum—my attention was drawn to two packets of powder on some casks—I found 1lb. 6oz. in the two packets—this bag (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) had been exploded, so that I was obliged to take it out and put it into another paper—I picked up the packet with the name on it off the barrel; that had not exploded—the other, which had been exploded, was picked up afterwards; Sergeant Proctor gave it to me—the smell was like an explosion of powder—I went to the house between seven and eight in the evening, and asked the prisoner where he was insured—he said in the Royal Fire-office, for 550
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I asked him how he accounted for the powder I being on the cask in the cellar below—he said that he could not account for it unless he had some friends about him who owed him a spite—I asked him what that hole in the bagatelle-room was, near the bagatelle board—he said that they must have come in from the back entrance, and gone down that hole into the cellar—I asked him how much rum he thought he had in his cask—he said that he thought it was about half full—I said, "That will be for you and the surveyor to settle in the morning"—I told him I would leave a man all night for safety, and if he heard of anything to let me know—he said that his wife had gone to Stratford, some of his children were at school and some at church, and that when he left the house there was no one there at all—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are some of the bung cloths, more than an ordinary tub full were picked up and put in a tap-tub, more than thirty—I did not see them till they were in the tub—pieces of paper were mixed with them, as there are with this; they were wet with rum and water.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What was the size of the hole in the bagatelle-room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About seventeen inches by fourteen—it is a trap for shooting coals or coke into the cellar below, and is big enough for an ordinary-sized man to go through—it is a communication with the spirit cellar—the cellar door opens outside—I have not got the lock here, one or two days afterwards it was put into a fresh piece of wood and put on the door again—the bung cloths were not packed up till a fortnight afterwards, they remained in the tub—the prisoner was given in custody in a few days—the business went on as usual on the Monday—I do not know whether he served in the bar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-170" type="surname" value="PORT"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PORT</persName> </hi>. I am sub-engineer of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade—I got to the premises about twenty-five minutes to five, and went into the cellar—the gas was not alight, the cock was about half on, and the gas was escaping.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-171" type="surname" value="GAMBLE"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-171" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GAMBLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 49
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). On 14th October I had a con
<lb/>versation with the prisoner, and wrote it down at the time—this is it—I asked him if the powder could be placed in the cellar from the street; he I said, "No"—I said, "If not, how could it be done?"—he said that he did not know—I said, "Was the house closed at three p.m. on the Sunday?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Who was the last person in the house?"—he said, "A man named Saxton"—I asked him if he had lately discharged a potman; he said, "No"—I said, "Has your son bought any powder, or any one else in the house?"—he said, "No, there was no powder in the house"—I said, "Who was the last person in the cellar?"—I he said, "I was, I went to draw a pint of bitter ale"—I said, "Was the back door left open?"—he said, "No; it was fast"—I said, "Was the front door fastened when you went out?"—he said,"Yes, no person was in</p>
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<p>the house, my wife and family went to the other house, in Old Gravel Lane, at four p.m., and returned at five minutes to five, and I am certain some one must have been concealed in the house"—that was all the conversa
<lb/>tion—I examined the hole in the bagatelle-room, it was seventeen inches by fourteen—the room goes up a step or two from the ground floor—there was sand on the floor, which appeared as if no one had entered the room—no person could have entered without removing the sand from the ledge where the doors fit into.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the trap shut or open when you saw it first?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Open—that was on the Monday—I do not know when it was opened—there is like a groove where the flap fits in to prevent it slipping through, and there was sand on the ledge, which would have been removed if a person had gone down that way—a quantity of sand lay there quite fresh, which had not been touched—that was at eight o'clock on Monday morning—the floor had not been sanded that morning that I know of.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-172" type="surname" value="HASLER"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-172" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HASLER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Kenterman—I have known the prisoner by sight about nine months—about three weeks before the fire he came to the shop and inquired the price of our coarse gunpowder—I told him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a pound—I had not so much in the shop, and had to go to the shop to get it; when I came back I had rather more than 11
<hi rend="italic">b</hi>. in the bag—he said, "Never mind, let me have 1 1/2 lb."—I asked him if he was going to get ready for November 5th—he said, "Yes, I am going to make some crackers"—I also sold him one pennyworth of saltpetre.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you the only person in the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the time—I packed up the gunpowder in a brown paper bag, which I have not seen since—it is neither of these produced, it had no name on it—we sell very little powder, because we do not keep the sort they use to make fireworks of—I have never sold such a large quantity, only halfpenny
<lb/>worths and pennyworths—we never enter anything in books—I had never spoken to the prisoner before, but I knew him by sight—I have seen him pass repeatedly, but knew nothing about him—I did not mention this at all, but a sergeant came to inquire, and I was not in at the time—he inquired of the other shopman, and afterwards came and asked me to give a description, and I did so—he said, "Should you know the man again?"—I said, "Yes, be cause I have seen him repeatedly about Thomas Street, where I used to live"—they took me to a public-house in Old Gravel Lane, and said, "Is there any man here you know, who is like the man who bought the powder?" and I said that I knew the man behind the bar—the prisoner has two houses, the Red Lion and the Turk's Head—that was the Turk's Head—I had not heard of the fire at the Turk's Head—I had no knowledge of what I was going about—he came to the shop for. Me after I had done work—it was I think on the Wednesday after the fire—he came to inquire at my employer's, and asked me if I should know the man again—I said, "Yes," and he asked me to go with him—he did not tell me where we were going—it was ten minutes' walk—we talked going along about matters that pass every day, and when we got to the Red Lion he asked me to look in and see if there was a man resembling the man who bought the gunpowder—I said that the prisoner resembled him—he was taken in custody, and I was taken down to King David Lane first, and in the afternoon I went before the Magistrate—the policeman did not say, "Here is a man that you know"—he said, "Is there any man here like the man who bought the gunpowder?"—there were two or three people in the shop, but only the prisoner and a woman behind the bar—the prisoner</p>
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<p>did not tell me who I was going to see, but I believed it had reference to the powder—I knew I was going to identify the man who bought the powder—I did not know that there had been an explosion at the Turk's Head, or on what errand I was going—I had never heard the reason I was to discover the man who bought the powder, and I did not ask.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Before you went to the Bed Lion had you given a description to the constable?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I have no doubt that the prisoner is the man to whom I sold the powder—I swear he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Look at that gunpowder; is that the sort you sold?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot make out, unless it has been wetted, and there is a lot of powder among it; there are grains of the same quality in it, but the bulk has been wetted, it is like soot now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-173" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18671118-name-173" type="given" value="CHABLES VERNON"/>CHABLES VERNON YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am the solicitor for the prosecution—on 16th November I served on the prisoner a notice, of which this is a copy (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to produce his policy.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-174" type="surname" value="PARKER"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-174" type="given" value="EDWIN GEORGE"/>EDWIN GEORGE PARKER</persName> </hi>. I was acting for my father as agent to the Royal Fire Insurance Office—on 2nd February, 1867, the day it bears date, I received this proposal from the prisoner for 550
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on his household goods, stock, fixtures, and trade utensils.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-175" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-175" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY JONES</persName> </hi>. I am an auctioneer, of the Commercial Road—on 11th November I was instructed by Mr. Young, the solicitor for the prose
<lb/>cution, and went over the prisoner's premises to value the stock—I valued a portion of it, and had got to the third room, when Mrs. Morris and an adviser of hers came forward, and we were not allowed to continue—there was a distress put into the premises in May last, but I did not put it in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-176" type="surname" value="TEVAN"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-176" type="given" value="JOHN JAMES"/>JOHN JAMES TEVAN</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Salvage Corps—I received orders to stay at the Turk's Head all Sunday night—I asked the prisoner if he had any idea how the powder came into the place—he said no, he never bought any powder, and had no idea it was on his place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see any children come home from church that evening?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I saw two of them at the house in the evening—I first saw them at ten o'clock—I was not there before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Withers remain till you came?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he sent me—nobody was there when I went.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM YATES</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the children or any of them returning from church?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw two boys come in—I do not know the time, but as soon as the house was opened; one came in after the fire and one at the fire—I do not know whether that was about tea time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear any noise or explosion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> All the ex
<lb/>plosion I heard was the bottles falling on the floor—I did not hear the gunpowder burst—the cellar is under the bar—the first indication I had was the smoke.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671118-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671118-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-177" type="surname" value="PROCTOR"/>
<interp inst="t18671118-name-177" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PROCTOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 60
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). On 21st October I took the prisoner at the Turk's Head—I told him I should take him on suspicion of attempting to set fire to the Turk's Head with gunpowder—he said, "Oh!"—two or three minutes afterwards he said, "Who has done this for me?"—said, "From inquiries that have been made"—when we were in Bird Street he asked the charge against him again, and I repeated it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you apprehend him after the young man iden
<lb/>tified him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it was to me he gave the description of the man who bought the powder—he said a stoutish man, with a lightish old brown coat and a round
<hi rend="italic">billycock</hi> or deerstalker's hat—I asked him if he</p>
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<p>should know the man again if he saw him—he said, "Yes"—I took him to the Red Lion, and asked him if he saw the man there—that was the only place I took him to.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were there other people there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe there were several others in front of the bar—I did not go in, but I saw several—he went inside, and when he came out he said, "The person I sold the powder to is behind the bar."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT HASLER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What description did you give to the police of the man who sold the powder?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A man of middle height—he asked me if he had whiskers—I said he had little or no whis
<lb/>kers—he said, "Is his hair dark?"—I said, "No"—he said, "Did he have any marks about his face?"—I said, "I cannot say"—he asked me if I should know him again—I said, "Yes"—when I was taken to the Turk's Head I saw other people at the bar, not more than two or three—I recognised him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES SUTTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you find the lock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, lying on the floor at the top of the stairs—the cellar door is at the top of the stairs—the lock was on the passage side, not on the stairs; it was lying on the outside of the door, in the passage—it was a very large lock, not a padlock—it was fastened on the side next the cellar, not on the passage side.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Could any one escape from the cellar by the flap?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the lock fastened into the door-post.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 93). I produce a certificate of the pri
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<hi rend="italic">In the case of</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on behalf of the defendants, that they had already been charged with the same offence before a Magistrate, who had heard evidence upon the subject and dismissed the case, giving the defendants a certificate to that effect. To this plea there was a replication that the certificate had not been given by the said Magistrate forthwith, as required by the Statute. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">after hearing</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">in support of the plea, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">in support of the replication, gave judgment for the defendants, who were accordingly</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>liam Pease</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I had seen it about an hour and a half before, all safe—the prisoner at first shammed intoxication, but was evidently not so—he must have got into the house 'first from the street-door, and then have gone on to the landing, and then on to the leads—he had no business there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction, in March, 1862.**—
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