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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>ALLEN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>SECOND SESSION, HELD DECEMBER 16TH, 1867.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>BUTTERWORTHS, 7, FLEET STREET,</p>
<p>Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, December 16th, 1867, and following days,</p>
<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="t18671216-name-1" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LUSH</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench;
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-2" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHALLIS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SIDNEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-10" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCARTHUR</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTEAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALLEN, MAYOR. SECOND SESSION</hi>.</p>
<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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-16" type="given" value="JOHN HOOPER"/>JOHN HOOPER SMITH</persName> </hi>. About August or September I became ac
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I have compared the certificate of the marriage with the original entry in the parish book; it is correct—the prisoner and my daughter lived together about two or three years after the marriage—I saw her yesterday alive.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where did you see her yesterday?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Am I bound to say where?—at Richmond; I don't wish to give her address—I have reasons for not giving it—I saw her at a private house, and also at the railway station; she came down to see me, and went away by rail to London—she is not here to-day—I gave the prisoner into custody; I did not consult my daughter about it; I had not an opportunity—she was not in a lunatic asylum at that time—she has been at Bethlehem for a considerable time—the prisoner put her there I think in 1863, and his father brought her to my place of business—I think she was at Bethlehem about six months—I went there to see her—she was not confined before her marriage—the first symptoms of insanity she showed were when we were at Margate in 1858, I believe, on a hot summer's day she had a sun
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<p>and stayed the night with her, next morning nature relieved her, and she was quite well—she had another attack about two years after, or it might be a twelvemonth; that was not a sun-stroke—it was some months before her marriage; it lasted one or two days it might have been—she was staying with some friends, and I was sent for—she was quite well after that till her marriage—she genenilly lived with me—I am not a widower—I married again, about two years since, after the prisoner was married; I was a widower at that time—I have other daughters living with me—I think the prisoner was accepted as a suitor in August or the beginning of September and the marriage was in December—I did not tell him that my daughter had shown symptoms of insanity—I said there had been irregularities in her condition, arising from certain causes—I did not tell him that her mind had been affected; I did not consider it had been—I did not consult a doctor on the two occasions—one doctor was consulted, but I found her well before he arrived—no doctor attended her on the second occasion—I do not know or believe that after her marriage she stated that she had been living an improper life—I had no reason to believe so—about twelve months after she came to me from Bethlehem she went back; she found herself getting ill, and she went and placed herself under the same physician—she remained there about twelve months; she then came back to me—she did not go back after that—she has not shown any symptoms of insanity since—she never showed symptoms of dangerous insanity while at Bethlehem—it was mental insanity; that was what they termed it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> With the exception of the two occasions you have mentioned before her marriage, did you ever observe anything about her indicating an aberration of intellect?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—she lived with me and was under my care up to her marriage—she was never guilty of any impro
<lb/>priety; she was a virtuous girl when she was married—during the first six months of her marriage, I think she cost me about 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-17" type="given" value="THOMAS ATKINSON"/>THOMAS ATKINSON BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am a commander in the Royal Navy, and reside at 4, Elford Terrace, Camberwell—in October, 1864, I was present at the marriage of the prisoner with Miss Caroline Scott, the daughter of an old messmate of mine; I gave her away—she is here to-day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you know the lady previously?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was present as a friend of the prisoner's.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I have seen the prisoner's writing—I believe this to be his, I could not swear to it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">J. H. SMITH</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I know the prisoner's writing—I believe this to be his. (
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Had you your watch in your pocket when you went into the market?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not feel you take it, but I heard you own to it at Guildhall, and say you were sorry for it, and it was your first offence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-24" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SHOREY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at 47, Grafton Street, Kentish Town—on 16th November I was in Newgate Market quite close to the prosecutor—I saw the prisoner put his left hand in the prosecutor's pocket and take out the watch; he gave it to another man who was along" side of him, and he put his two hands in his pocket and walked off—I went up to the prosecutor and said, "Have you lost anything?"—he put his hand in his pocket, and said, "I hnro lost my watch—I said, "There is the man that has got it"—the prisoner was then ten or twelve yards away—I went and caught hold of him, and a friend went after the other man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Why not take me in custody at once?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did so—I saw you take the watch with one hand, you had your other hand down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-25" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS REYNOLDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 252). The prisoner was given into my custody; he refused his address.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The witness says I did this with my left hand, which is an Impossible thing for any man to do—I had plenty of time to run away, but I did not attempt it, because I was not guilty.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">This purported to be signed B. Denyer, and recommended the prisoner as a suitable person for a situation, and at the end were the words</hi>, "in the meantime you can send by the bearer two bottles of your best champagne, I am coming down on Friday to settle with you"—I gave the prisoner four pint bottles of champagne instead of two large ones, as I believed the letter to be Mr. Denver's writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-28" type="given" value="BENYARD"/>BENYARD DENYER</persName> </hi>. I am a gunmaker of 131, Holborn Hill—I know Mr. Townsend—this letter is not my writing—I never authorised any one to write it, nor this other letter either.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TOWNSEND</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The prisoner brought me this second letter three or four days after the other. (
<hi rend="italic">This referred to the former letter, and acknowledged the receipt of the wine.</hi>)</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner put in a written defence, stating that the letters were given to him by a man who met him on Holborn Hill, and who represented himself as Mr. Denyer, and that the articles he obtained were given to him.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TOWNSEND</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). When he came on the first occasion he said he had come from Mr. Denyer, the gunmaker, of Holborn Hill, about a situation that was to go through me at Mr. Worroll's, a gunmakers, at Portsmouth—I gave the prisoner Mr. Worroll's address—the second time he came he asked if I had written to Mr. Worroll—I said I had not, but he would do so—he said he had written, butiad no answer.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering.</hi> </rs>
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<p>55.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BERRY</hi> (50)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOUSTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-31" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD CLAYTON</persName> </hi>. I am errand boy to Mr. Sykes, a commission agent, of 57, Carter Lane, Doctors' Commons—on 21st November, about noon, I was in the office by the fire; I turned round, but saw no one—I heard another footstep, turned round, and saw the prisoner taking the coat—I jumped up instantly, and the prisoner walked through the passage, I followed him, and took the coat from him on the doorstep—he got shuffling about and said he would tell Mr. Sykes—I followed him across the road—he said he would go and have some dinner—he went down Creed Lane—I brought him back to my place, my employer was not there, and I asked him to go with me to the Horn Tavern in Knightrider Street—when he got as far as Paul's Chain, he said he would not go any further, and he offered me money to let him go—the policeman came up and I gave him in charge—this is the coat (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not offer him any money, or refuse to go with him.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He said he had not much money with him, but he would not mind remunerating me, because I was a clever boy—the coat was hanging up in the office.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-32" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 466). On 21st November, about noon, I saw the last witness and the prisoner together in Paul's Chain—the witness charged him with stealing a coat from the office—the prisoner said he had not touched the coat—I took him to the station, and found on him thirteen keys, a pocket-book containing letters and documents, an empty bag, a purse containing 7 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and three duplicates.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-33" type="given" value="WILLIA"/>WILLIA SYKES</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent in Carter Lane, Doctors' Commons—I think I have seen the prisoner, but I know nothing about him—this coat is my property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> After the complete manner in which the boy has given his evidence I cannot possibly contend against it, but he has very much improved his evidence from when he first gave it. I had business at his master's office as the documents found on me will show, I was trying to get orders as an agent—unfortunately I was convicted six years ago, but I have since earned my living respectably, and was in actual employment at the time I was accused of this offence. I have a sick wife and four infant children.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-55-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He further</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at this Court in December, 1857.—
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The following Prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>:—</p>
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<p>56.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<p>57.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and other sums, of
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years'Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<p>58.
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<p>59.
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<hi rend="italic">Two Years' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<p>60.
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>;
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<p>61.
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<interp inst="t18671216-61-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-61-18671216 t18671216-61-punishment-10"/>
<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1867.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>62.
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<interp inst="t18671216-62-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-46" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-46" type="surname" value="HORNER"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-46" type="given" value="KETURAH"/>KETURAH HORNER</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Gardner Row Cottage, Knightsbridge, with my aunt, who keeps a greengrocer's shop—on Thursday, the 14th November, the prisoner and another man came in together—the prisoner asked for a halfpennyworth of onions—I served him, and he gave me a halfpenny—they then left together—the prisoner came in again soon after and asked for another halfpennyworth of onions and paid me with a shilling—I gave him the change—I kept that shilling in my hand—soon after he left the other man came in and asked for another halfpennyworth of onions, and also paid me with a shilling—I found that to be a bad one—I then had one shilling in one hand and one in the other—I gave them both to my aunt—I did not give the man the change—he left the onions on the table and went away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you think the shilling was bad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I went round the counter to serve the other young man—I did not put the shilling in the till.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t18671216-name-47" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-47" type="surname" value="SIMS"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-47" type="given" value="LAVINIA"/>LAVINIA SIMS</persName> </hi>. On 14th November I was sitting in the back parlour and saw the prisoner come into the shop, and I saw him served with some onions—I afterwards received two shillings from my niece, and I afterwards gave them to the policeman—the prisoner came back afterward and begged my pardon, and begged me to withdraw the case—he brought the change back—he said he did not know it was a bad shilling—I had a policeman with me at that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Have not I been in your shop before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I have never known anything against you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-48" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-48" type="surname" value="UNSWORTH"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-48" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH UNSWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Unsworth, and live at College Place, Chelsea—I keep a newspaper shop—the prisoner came there on the 19th November, and asked for
<hi rend="italic">Bow Bells</hi>, which was 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he paid me with a shilling—I gave him his change, and he went out—after that I looked at the shilling, and found it was bad, and I threw it into the fire—I did not notice whether it melted—on 15th November I was called into the shop by my niece, and found the prisoner alone—my niece handed me a bad shilling—I asked him if he had got a penny, and he said, "Yes"—I then said, "I shall hold the shilling, and lock you up"—he ran away, and was brought back by a policeman—I am quite sure he is the lad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you not hesitate in swearing to me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I never said I knew you by your jacket or your hat—I did not say that before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-49" type="surname" value="ORMESTER"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-49" type="given" value="MARY' ANN"/>MARY' ANN ORMESTER</persName> </hi>. I am the niece of the last witness—I was serving in her shop on tthe 15th—the prisoner came in and asked for a pennyworth of cough drops—I served him, and he paid with a shilling—I called my aunt to give change, she took the shilling, and said it was bad—I am quite sure he is the lad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-50" type="surname" value="STREET"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-50" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW STREET</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 177
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). I received two counterfeit shillings from Mrs. Sims, and gave them to Sergeant Morgan.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-51" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant B</hi>). I received two counterfeit shillings from the last witness—I produce them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Have you not known my father?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; for ten or</p>
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<p>twelve years—I can't say that I know nothing wrong of you, it is only from what I hear.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-52" type="surname" value="GAMMON"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-52" type="given" value="MOSES"/>MOSES GAMMON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 252
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). On the 15th I met the prisoner in Francis Street, running—I stopped him because there were other per
<lb/>sons running after him—I took him to Mrs. Unsworth's shop, and she gave him in charge for uttering a counterfeit shilling—I took him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did she not hesitate in swearing to me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—she said directly that you were the lad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-53" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—these three shillings are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am entirely innocent. The shillings were given me by the other man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-62-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-62-18671216 t18671216-62-punishment-11"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>63.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES SMITH</hi> (62)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNE SMITH</hi> (40)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18671216-63-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin, having other counterfeit coin in their possession,</rs> to which
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES SMITH</hi>
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<interp inst="t18671216-63-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Ser
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-56" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-56" type="surname" value="WEBB"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-56" type="given" value="BINSTED"/>BINSTED WEBB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 112
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). On Wednesday, 13th November, I saw the prisoners in Carnaby Street, Regent Street, in company—I fol
<lb/>lowed them, and saw James Smith go into the Shakspere Tavern, Great Marlborough Street—Anne Smith stopped in Tyler Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—the woman says that she is the wife of the man, but there is no certificate, and they gave different addresses—I have ascertained that they do not live together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you look through the Shakspere Tavern door?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and saw an altercation between the barmaid and James Smith—I waited, he came out, went down Great Marlborough Street, and through several streets into Tyler Street, where he joined Anne Smith, and they went into Marshall Street, where he left her and went into the Craven Arms—she stood on the opposite side—I went into the other bar, and heard James Smith ask the landlord to give him a half-crown for some smaller coins, which was done, and he came out and joined the woman—they went into Oxford Street together, where the woman gave him some
<lb/>thing—they went into Great Portland Street, where I saw him rubbing something bright—he then went into the Blue Posts public-house, called for some rum, and tendered this bad half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I made a signal, and they broke a piece out of it—he said that he got it at Charing Cross Railway Station and would take it back—the landlady was about to give it to him, but I made a signal to her and she detained it—he then went out and joined the woman—they went into Oxford Street, and sepa
<lb/>rated at the corner of Argyle Street—the woman then went away for half an hour, but rejoined him at the spot where she left him and gave him something from her pocket—I followed them along Oxford Street towards Tottenham Court Road, and saw him go into the Queen's Arms—I went in, and on searching the till a bad half-crown was found—I took both prisoners at the corner of Newman Street—the man struggled and I threw him down; as he fell he dropped this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I picked it up and said, "This is a bad one"—he said, "I know nothing about it"—I called to a gentleman to detain Anne Smith, and he did so—she said, "For God's sake do not hurt me, I know nothing about it"—a purse was</p>
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<p>picked up at her feet by a little girl—it contained a bad half-crown wrapped in thin paper to prevent it rubbing—I found a good half-crown on the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Anne Smith. Q.</hi> Did not I give you my right direction?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes. Elizabeth Clisodd. I am barmaid at the Shakspere—on 30th No
<lb/>vember the male prisoner came in for three halfpennyworth of run and gave me a half-crown—I returned it to him. and told him it was bad—he said that he knew where he took it and would take it back—he gave me a good one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-57" type="surname" value="SHEPPERD"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-57" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SHEPPERD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Blue Posts, Great Portland Street—on 13th November the male prisoner came in and put down a bad half-crown for some rum—I broke a piece out of it, and gave it to Webb.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-58" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three half-crowns are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Anne Smith's Defence.</hi> My husband was not living with me, and I did not know how he was getting his living. He came to me and said that he had had two days' work, and if I would go with him he would give me a few shillings, and I went. I live with my daughter, who is here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-59" type="given" value="ANNE SMITH,"/>ANNE SMITH, JUNIOR</persName> </hi>. The two prisoners are my father and mother.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNE SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>64.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLEN SWEET</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18671216-64-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-62" type="surname" value="BRANNAN"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-62" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I have been in the employ of the Mint authorities twenty-seven, years—from information I received I went on 30th No
<lb/>vember to 1, Bloomsbury Court, Holborn, accompanied by inspectors Brannan, Garfort, Fife, and other officers—we waited till the street-door was open, and then went up to the third floor, which consists of one room—the door was forced open with a sledge-hammer by Inspector Bran
<lb/>nan—we did not knock first—when we got in Vine was sitting at a table near the fire in his shirt sleeves with a florin let into a stick in his hand, and he was filing it—there was a clear bright fire—the filing is to take the loose edge of the coin—Sweet was sitting at another table under the window with a bad florin or half-crown in her hand, paring the loose edges with a pair of scissors—on our entering, Vine threw down the stick and the florin and the file, took up an open knife and made a thrust at Inspector Brannan—I had a stick in my hand, and pushed bim back with great force on to a bed, or he would have thrust the knife into his body—Sweet had some coin in her lap—she stood up and threw it down—122 florins, 20 half-crowns, and 164 shillings were found near where she stood, also some imitation gold napoleons, and thirteen half-france—a saucepan was on the fire containing 10lbs. of metal in a state of fusion—I said to Vine, "
<hi rend="italic">Well, Jack</hi>, I need not tell you who I am; we came here with a search warrant signed by the Magistrate at Bow Street—he said, "All right, Mr. Brannan, I will acknowledge to it all; she only came here last night for the first time," alluding to Sweet—I knew that to be incorrect—I found a galvanic battery on a bench, and some sulphate of copper, zinc acid, plaster of Paris, and an iron spoon, which are all things used in coining—Inspector Garforth handed me nine double moulds, some of them charged with hot metal; they are for making half-crowns and shillings—here is an article to perfect the</p>
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<p>edge where the get is poured in—I also found some pattern pieces and two counterfeit sovereigns, and thirteen counterfeit half-sovereigns—Ackrill found some good money, and Garforth handed me this box con
<lb/>taining silver coins, which I have no doubt are all pattern pieces but one—the room was eighteen feet by fifteen, and it was not possible for Vine to have carried this on without Sweet seeing it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-63" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-63" type="surname" value="MAYBIN"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-63" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH MAYBIN</persName> </hi>. I keep a lodging-house at I, Bloomsbury Court—Vine has occupied my third floor for two years, and Sweet has been in the habit of coming there for three months every day and remained all day—I can
<lb/>not say whether she stayed at night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-64" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—I have examined the things produced; here is everything necessary for coining on a very large scale—here is a sovereign mould and two counterfeit sovereigns from it; a twenty franc mould and two coins from it; a double sovereign mould and thirteen coins from it; a half-crown mould and twenty coins from it; a florin mould and 122 coins from it; a double shilling mould and 162 coins made from it—among the good money are the patterns which were used for making those moulds—they are very highly finished and very well done—the milling where the surplus metal comes off the get is better than I have ever seen—one of the moulds represents the obverse side of a half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sweet's Defence.</hi> I have been backward and forward but did not know what he did; I thought he was a tailor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SWEET</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-64-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-64-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<p>65.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-66" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-66" type="given" value="ELIZABETH SELENA"/>ELIZABETH SELENA BRINKMAN</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, a greengrocer in Grove Road, Stepney—on 8th November the prisoner came in for one pound of pears, and gave me a half-crown—I showed it to my father, who gave it back to me—I bit the edge off and went after the prisoner, to whom I had given the change—I found her not a quarter of a mile off, and said, "Excuse me, you have given me a bad half-crown"—she took it into her hand and said, "Oh! have I," and returned the pears and the change and went on with the half-crown—my father followed me out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-67" type="given" value="EBNEST"/>EBNEST BRINKMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the father of the last witness—on 8th November I saw her serve the prisoner and go out after her—I followed, and pointed the prisoner out to a policeman and gave her in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-68" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP WARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). The prisoner was pointed out to me—I followed her and asked her if she had any bad money about her—she did not speak—I said that if she had she had better deliver them up—Brink
<lb/>man came up and I then asked the prisoner for the half-crown—she took it out of her mouth and gave it to me—it has a piece bitten out of it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I asked her for her purse; she gave it to me, and I found a good half-sovereign in it—she was taken to the police-court the same day and discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-69" type="given" value="IABELLA"/>IABELLA HOUGH</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Fortune of War, Giltspur Street—on 1st November I served the prisoner with a glass of porter; she put down a florin—I broke a piece off it, and asked her if she had any mere—she said no, and that she got it from a gentleman on London Bridge—I gave her in custody—I had given her her change out of the till.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You put it into the till.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not; it never went out of my hand.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin and half-crown are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">recommended him to mercy.
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<p>67.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671216-67-offence-1 t18671216-name-77"/>Joseph Woodward</persName>, and stealing from his person 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a shirt, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-78" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT PITT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 171
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On the morning of 4th December about a quarter to one o'clock, I was in Bury Street, Bloomsbury, with 84 E, who is not here, not being bound over—I saw a scuffle in a street opposite Market Street, I went up, heard a woman cry oat, and saw Warren pushing Lambert against some shutters—Warren said, "This man has robbed that man," the prosecutor, who got up from the street, walked a short distance and sat down—he was bleeding from the nose, and had no hat—Lambert said, "I have not robbed the man, but your woman has; she has the money in her hand—Lambert said, "Yes, I have the money in my hand, and I will give it to you; constable"—previous to that I saw a taller woman run away from the same group, but I was not within ten yards of her—we took Warren and Lambert to the station—I held Lam
<lb/>bert's hand all the way with the money in it—Lambert was charged, and Warren signed the charge-sheet as a witness against her—Mary Ann Warren then came into the station to inquire if her brother was locked up, and Lambert said directly, "That is the woman who robbed the man, and I catched the money away from her hand"—she said, "It is very hard you are going to let the man go, he is the man who knocked the man down"—Mary Ann Warren said that it was no such thing—I saw Warren holding Lambert, and he told me it was because she had robbed the man—the two Warrens were put in the dock and gave their address, 43, Devonshire Street, the top room back—I went there and found this hat (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on the bed; I showed it to Mr. Woodward next morning—I found 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. copper on William Warred—Lambert gave me 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of her hand—the prosecutor was also taken to the station and locked up, being drunk and incapable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-79" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WOODWARD</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Chenies Street, Tottenham Court Road—on the night of 3rd December I had a box of jewellery in my pocket which I found there next morning, and I believe I had a half a sovereign and four or five shillings—I do not remember getting into Bury Street, Bloomsbury—I had no money in my pocket next morning—this is my hat—I have never seen the prisoners before—when I came to my senses I found myself in the police-station.</p>
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<p>68.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-82" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED COLE</persName> </hi>. I am twelve years old, and am employed at Messrs. Warner's, brass founders, of Jewin Street—the prisoner was in their service about a month before this—I saw him in Jewin Street on Monday, and he asked me if Mr. Fleming was in his box—he is the timekeeper—I said, "No, I think he has gone to tea," but at that time I saw him coming down the Crescent towards the house—the prisoner saw him and said, "Go away, and do not let Mr. Fleming see me"—I went on an errand, and when I came back I saw the prisoner at the corner of the Crescent; he said, "Do you know the copper wire cellar?" I said, "Yes; he said, "If you can get me the key of the copper wire cellar I will give you a shilling, and will return the key with the shilling to you in the morning—he did not say why he wanted it, but he said that he would lock himself in the cellar to have a chance to get his things out—he said that he would wait for the key in the public-house next door—I ran away to my masters' and left him without making any answer—I said something to Mr. Edmunds, who minds the front shop; he spoke to Mr. Fleming, who spoke to Mr. Compton Warner, who told me where the key was, and I got it, and took it next door, but the prisoner was not there; I saw him a little way off at the bottom of the Crescent, and went and gave him the key, and he took it away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did a policeman come up when he was going to put it in his pocket, and did he give it to the policeman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he did not say that he had got his clothes in the cellar, nor did I ask him what he had there—Mr. Warner told me that I might take the key, and I took it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-83" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT OUTRAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I saw Coles go out with the key and go into the Bull's Head, he came out, went to the bottom of the Cres
<lb/>cent, where the prisoner was looking round the corner—they both went round the corner—I went round the Crescent into Jewin Street—I went up to the prisoner, told him I was a policeman and should take him for inciting the boy to steal a key—he said, "I do not want the key"—I put my hand in his pocket to feel for the key and heard something drop, I found it at his feet—I searched him at the station and found a latch-key, a halfpenny, and some treacle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-84" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-84" type="given" value="COMPTON"/>COMPTON WARNER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to John Warner and Sons, brass-founders—the prisoner was in our employ up to within a month of this affair—on 18th November I gave the timekeeper permission to allow the boy to take the key of the copper wire cellar out—any person can go to that cellar without passing the timekeeper—there was a large quantity of copper wire in the cellar at this time, but nothing belonging to the prisoner—the boy had no authority to remove the key without my permission; it is my property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the prisoner your apprentice?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He had been our apprentice under agreement, not under indenture—the cellar was not searched—he had no right to leave two aprons and a waistcoat there when he left—I will not undertake to swear that they were not there, but they were not found.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In the ordinary course of things would the aprons of apprentices be found in the cellar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he had left us a month, and had never mode any claim on us for any aprons.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">after consulting</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RECORDER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was no case for the Jury, as no offence had been committed, the taking of the key being a mere trespass to the larceny of the wire.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671216-69-offence-1 t18671216-name-86"/>James Howard</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-87" type="surname" value="HOWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-87" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a beer retailer, and live at 54, Old Nicholl Street, Shoreditch—I have a son who goes by the name of Thomas Burton—he is now a prisoner undergoing sentence—on Friday evening, 8th November, about twenty minutes to seven, the prisoner came to my house—I did not know him before—he sat down and said he had come from my son, and asked me for five half-sovereigns, that they were to be tied up in thread, so that they should not rattle when he gave them to him—he said it would be a benefit to my son—he told me he was a warder in the prison where my son was—he did not give me any paper on that occasion—I told him I had no money—I gave him a half-sovereign on that night, and told him if he came on the Sunday I would try and get him the other 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. up—when he was going he asked me to go outside and look about to see that there were no police about, that they should not see him come out of the house—I did so, and told him there was nobody about, and he went out and went up the street, taking the half-sovereign with him—he came again on Sunday evening the 10th for the remainder of the money—I told him I had no more money that night, but if he came on the Monday night I would give it him—I asked him if he gave my son anything out of the money I had given him, and he said he had got him a little wine, and something to sleep him at night—he said he would give him something to drink on the Sunday night—he did not say what—he told me the same as he did on the Friday, to go and look if there was anybody about—I did so, and he left—he came again on the Monday night and asked if I was ready with the remainder of the money—I said, "Yes, my wife has got it," and she gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver—I asked him how long the money would last, and he said it would last my son three months—he had a glass of ale and left—I went out as usual to see that there was no police about—he bade me good-bye and said he would send me a letter—on the afternoon of the 18th November from what I heard I went to the House of Correction—I was there shown a number of the prison warders—I picked the prisoner out, and afterwards gave him into custody for stealing the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., by order of the governor of the place; he wished me to give him in charge, and I did so—when he came on the Monday night he brought me a slip of paper from my son—I read a little of it—I think it was my son's writing, but it was written in black-lead pencil, and I could not tell his writing in pencil so well as with a pen—I destroyed that paper; in fact, we destroyed them all, because we were frightened to have them in the place—I am sure it is destroyed—I have looked for it—I have not seen it since that night—he gave it me from his pocket—it was not sealed up—it was put on the table.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When was that slip of paper brought?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On Monday the 11th, when the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was given—there was no slip of paper given to me on the first occasion; I am certain of that—there was a gen
<lb/>tleman there on the 8th; I don't know his name—he came in for a glass of ale, and went out again—I don't know whether my wife saw me give the prisoner the money—I did not notice any one present besides our two</p>
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<p>selves when that took place—I know a man they call
<hi rend="italic">Redfaced Sam</hi>—that was the gentleman that came in for the ale—I don't know where he is—I had seen him before that night, not often—I don't know what he is—he may be a ratcatcher for what I know—I call everybody a gentleman that calls for a glass of ale and pays for it—
<hi rend="italic">Redfaced Sam</hi> was in the parlour that night—I did not borrow the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from him—I did not see him in conversation with the prisoner—I don't know what they might have said to each other while I was serving customers in the tap-room—I was in and out four or five times—I only know of one slip of paper being brought by the prisoner—I am certain that he spoke about the money being packed up in thread—of course I stated that before the Magis
<lb/>trate (
<hi rend="italic">the witness's depositions, being read, did not contain that statement</hi>)—I am certain the prisoner told me so—there was nobody present on the Monday when the prisoner had the money from my wife—
<hi rend="italic">Redfaced Sam</hi> was not there on that occasion—I know a man called
<hi rend="italic">Gutta Percha</hi>; he was not present on the Monday—I am not a very good scholar—I don't know who read the slip of paper—I don't know that the first was read at all—I know the two pieces were read—I received it, and chocked it on the table—my wife was in the bar at the time—this took place in the parlour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-88" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-88" type="surname" value="HOWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-88" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HOWARD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on Friday, 8th November, I saw the prisoner at our house—I gave my husband change of a sovereign, and he took a half-sovereign into the parlour to the prisoner—I saw the prisoner again on the Sunday, and afterwards on the Monday, when I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said he was going to do good for my son, to give him a little that he wanted—I saw some bits of paper, but I don't know what was on them, for I cannot read—I saw a piece of paper on the first day the prisoner called, on the Friday—I did not read it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you present when he called on that occa
<lb/>sion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Me and my husband—I don't know whether
<hi rend="italic">Redfaced Sam</hi> was there—I can't say who was in the parlour—I know the paper was burnt; it was looked at first—I don't know who looked at it—it was between seven and eight in the evening—the prisoner first came into the bar, and we asked him into the parlour—no one was there when be came in—I can't say who came in afterwards—I am not sure that
<hi rend="italic">Redfaced Sam</hi> was there at all—I did not see him—the paper was put on one side—a person might have taken it up to light a pipe with—I don't know what became of it—I think it was burnt—I saw Redfaced Sam there one night during the week—I don't know what night it was—I did not see him in conversation with the prisoner—he was not present when the money was given, that I am sure of—he had nothing to do with the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the pri
<lb/>soner did not bring any slip of paper on the Sunday nor on the Monday that I saw—I saw him when he came on Sunday—he asked me for the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said I had not got it at present, but if he called on Monday I would have it ready for him—when he came on the Monday he walked into the parlour—he did not wish to be seen—the money was to be laid out for eatables as I understood, and it was to last three months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-89" type="surname" value="BURTON"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-89" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BURTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">a prisoner</hi>). I am the son of James Howard—I was convicted at the Middlesex Sessions on the 5th November—after my sen
<lb/>tence I was taken to the House of Correction—the prisoner was an officer there, doing duty—he had charge of that part of the prison where I was at work—he spoke to me on one occasion—he wrote me a piece of paper—I tore it up after reading it—the writing on it was, "Is your name Bur
<lb/>ton,</p>
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<p>and are you the man that was tried at the Sessions for the Great Eastern affair?"—I went to the closet to read it—I could not read it on the wheel—he was not present when I read it—I afterwards saw him and nodded to him—the paper further stated, "I am square"—that was at the end of the paper—he gave me a piece of paper and a pencil, and I wrote on it a request to my father to give the prisoner two sovereigns for me—it was before dinner that he gave me the paper and pencil, and after coming from dinner I gave it to him (
<hi rend="italic">notice to produce this paper was proved</hi>)—I wrote on the paper for him to give it to my father, giving the address 54, Old Nicholl Street, Bethnal Green, and to receive the two sovereigns—I did not state on the paper what was to be done with the two sovereigns, but it was understood that it was to purchase me some
<lb/>thing to eat—this was two or three days after my admission—I saw the prisoner on the following morning, and asked if he had been to my father—this was as we were walking—I asked if he had received any money—he said no, he had not—I spoke to him frequently after that—I wrote again to my father to the same effect, bat more positively—the prisoner gave me some paper—I think that was on the Saturday—I afterwards asked him if he had received any money—he said no; there was no one at home but my mother, that there was a fight on, and all the people were away; that he had seen my mether, and that he had to go down again to receive the money on Tuesday week—that was on the Monday—that would be the Tuesday after my father made the report at the prison—the prisoner never told me that he had received 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he stated posi
<lb/>tively that he had received none—there was nothing said about what was to be done with the money when he got it—but he knew and I knew—it was understood that it was to purchase something to eat, as I was very hungry at the time, and every man in my position is the same.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He did purchase something for you, did he not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He brought me in a small piece of pudding and a small piece of bread-and-butter, that was before he had gone to get the money—it was on the Thursday or Friday—I did not have bread-and-butter more than once—I declare positively that I only received a slice of bread-and-butter once—I cannot exactly say whether it was on the Monday or Tuesday morning that he said he was to go down on the Tuesday following—I stated in my deposition that I never spoke to him, but I made signs to him—I spoke to him after I had written the note—I asked him if he had received the money—I both spoke to him and made signs—my deposition was read over to me before I signed it—after I had written the note and he had taken it to my father, of course I had no occasion to speak to him—I made signs, as it was agreed to get something to eat—he noticed the signs and put up his shoulders as much as to say he had not got it—the prisoner was occa
<lb/>sionally on duty after the 9th—the bread-and-butter and pudding was not handed to me by him—he did not tell me to take it out of his pocket; that was understood, to prevent any one seeing me take it—the paper I gave to him was on the 8th or 9th, as far as I can remember—it was after I gave him the paper that I received the pudding and bread-and-butter, because I stated in the paper to bring me some pudding—I think it was the next morning—the chief warder of the prison came up to my cell, and spoke to me about this matter first, and I was brought before the governor—the chief warder spoke to me on the Monday night that my father came to the prison and made the report—that was not in the presence of the goyernor—I was called in before Mr. Alien—they asked me questions—it was</p>
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<p>against my will to reveal it—this prosecution has not taken place with my consent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-90" type="surname" value="HOARE"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-90" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOARE</persName> </hi>. I am chief warder at the House of Correction at Coldbath Fields—I was present when James Howard identified the pri
<lb/>soner on the 18th November—he was a sub-warder in the House of Correction—I asked him if he knew the person who had just recognized him, meaning Howard—he said, "No"—I said, "Well, he recognises you as having received 505. from him"—he hesitated for a little while, and then admitted that he had received, not 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but 40
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from him, and 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from another person—I then took him before the governor, and told the governor in his presence that he had been recognised by Howard, and that he had admitted the fact—the governor asked him if he had the money—he said, "No; that he had paid his club, and he paid 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to an officer who he had borrowed money of; and that he was very sorry it had occurred—he was afterwards given into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This prosecution is contrary to the wish of the governor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I am aware of—Captain Colville is the governor—I never heard him say that the prisoner having been dismissed for a breach of the prison regulations was sufficient punishment for him—the question he put to the prisoner was not "What have you been doing with your money;" he asked him if he had redeived this money, and he acknow
<lb/>ledged it; if he had received 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I think it was—I cannot say positively whether he said
<hi rend="italic">this</hi> money—I did not take a note of the conversation—the prisoner has not been discharged by the governor that I know of—he did not tell me that he was to leave the prison, that his services were no longer required—the prisoner stated that he had paid a doctor's bill—the warders in the gaol are attended by the surgeon free, but in all probability he referred to some private bill—the governor did not tell me to make a memorandum of the conversation—I think that I have related everything that took place—no one was present but the governor and myself—the governor said, "I must suspend you; you will be required to come before the visiting justices on Friday next"—I did not say just now that he was not suspended—I said he was not discharged—he was not suspended, because he was subsequently given into custody—that was not my doing—after the governor had said that to him, he went into the warder's lodge—the prosecutor gave him into custody, not me—I told the prosecutor he might do as he liked, we had nothing to do with the case; and he gave him into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was James Howard at the prison?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and he gave the prisoner into custody—the matter was afterwards reported to the visiting justices, and Mr. Allen, the county solicitor, attended at the police-court to conduct the prosecution—I was ordered to attend there to give evidence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-91" type="surname" value="FAWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-91" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD FAWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A R</hi> 246). I was sent for to fhe House of Correction on the 18th of November, and the prisoner was given into my custody by the deputy governor—Howard was there, and he attended at the station and signed the charge-sheet—on the way to the station the prisoner said, "It is a bad job; I am very sorry; it is no use denying it, I had the money"—he was charged with obtaining 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-69-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18671216-69-punishment-16" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18671216-69-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-69-18671216 t18671216-69-punishment-16"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>70.
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<interp inst="def1-70-18671216" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def1-70-18671216" type="surname" value="RICHARDS"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS RICHARDS</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18671216-70-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18671216-70-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of
<persName id="t18671216-name-93" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671216-70-offence-1 t18671216-name-93"/>William Henry Smith</persName> and another, his masters.</rs> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-94" type="surname" value="CHAPMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-94" type="given" value="THOMAS PETIFER"/>THOMAS PETIFER CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I keep Messrs. Smith's stall at the Cannon Street Station—I am responsible to them for newspapers and books sold there—on the evening of 4th December, about half-past seven, I marked some money to the amount of 33
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which was put in the till—some of the pieces I marked myself—I looked them all over and they were all marked—among the money was nine marked shillings—I left the stall at seven o'clock—the prisoner was left in charge of it—the marked money was not put into the till then—it was put in at twenty-five minutes past eight in the evening—the prisoner was then in charge of the stall—the next morn
<lb/>ing I examined the till, but not before the prisoner came—I had examined it over night and detected the loss—it was about a quarter past six in the morning when I examined it—the till was in a drawer belonging to the prisoner—the prisoner was there when I examined it, and missed 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I said to him, "Bring out the till"—he brought it out, and I then said, "Count up the money"—he counted it, and I then said, "There is 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. short—he said, "I know nothing of it, I assure you"—I said, "I know more of it than you suppose," and I then taxed him with stealing the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. that was missing—he strongly denied it several times, and begged me to be aware of the gravity of bringing such a charge against him—I said I was aware of the gravity of the charge, and was prepared to go on with it—he then seemed very much confused, and tremblingly put his head on his hand—I then asked him if he was prepared to deny it altogether—he made no answer—I again asked him if he was prepared to admit it at once—he made no answer, and I asked if I should have to expose him in the stall by bringing a policeman to search him—he then seemed very much more anxious and confused—I was just about to leave the stall to call one of my boys to go for a policeman when he said, "I took 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. last night"—I then called the boy Holmes—I believe he was just on the threshold of the stall when the prisoner admitted his guilt—I said to him, "What have you done with the money?"—he made nojanswer—I then said, "Turn outyour pockets"—he flung down a shilling and a sixpence—Holmes picked them up from the floor, and handed them to me—I looked at the shilling, and recognised it at once as one of those I had marked and placed in the till—I then said to Holmes, "Richards has confessed to me of robbing two shillings out of the till last night, and this is one of the marked shillings; go for a policeman"—the policeman came after a short interval, during which the prisoner implored me to forgive him, and begged me to pity him—I went with him to the station, and charged him there—he again admitted taking the money—I believe he said, "I took the two shillings last night."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you been long in the position you occupy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two years—I have been at'various other situations—the prisoner had been at Cannon Street about four months—he went with me when I was appointed there—before that he was at the Lewisham Station—that was not considered as a promotion—he was merely sent there for a stop gap—I don't know what his salary was at Lewisham, or whether it was increased—I believe he was only there a week—before that I believe he was in the employ of the Brighton Railway Company for some time at London Bridge—I did not mark all that money—a friend of mine marked the rest, Mr. Charles Lamb, of Mincing Lane; but I examined all the coins as they were marked—I am quite sure they were all marked in my presence—it was about half-past nine in the morning—it was done in my friend's office</p>
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<p>at Mincing Lane—I came from Mincing Lane and went into the first-class waiting-room—Holmes put the money in the till—I was not present when he put it in—my friend gave him the money—I was not present, but I saw him from the first-class waiting-room window, which is exactly opposite the stall—Holmes was at the stall at the time—it was about twenty-five or thirty yards from the waiting-room—there is the width of the pavement between; nothing intervenes except passengers passing and repassing—I was standing at the wiudow of the waiting-room, and had a full view of the stall—my friend gave the money to Holmes about twenty minutes past eight—I did not go to the stall after that—not till after the prisoner had left for the night—when I was absent he had the sole managemeut of the affairs at the stall—if I was absent at the time he closed he would not have to take possession of the money—he would put it into his drawer into the till—I have known on three separate occasions the prisoner taking sums of gold home with him—I told him when I first went there that if there were large amounts of gold to take it home for safety—he did not take any gold home on the night of the 4th September—I am positive of that—on two separate occasions he has removed silver from the station, when I had the contents of the till counted, and I found on one occasion 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. deficient, and on another 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I never knew him to take the silver home to take care of it—my usual time for going to the stall in the morning was about nine o'clock—on this morning I went at six—I was there before the prisoner came—it was usual for him to produce the till to me when I came at nine—no contingency could possibly arise for him to have to pay money on account—it was the usual course when I went there in the morning for him to produce the till—I never counted the money—it was produced without my request—on this morning I requested it, and he produced it, and he counted it by my direction—he was going to count it out in one sum, and I asked him to count out the various coin, a list of which I held in my hand—when he came to the shillings there were but seven, and I then told him there were 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. short—I did not say to him, "Confess that you have taken it, and I will deal leniently with you, and receive a week's notice"—I told him I considered the matter was out of my hands—I said I might have dealt leniently with him—I did not say I would—I did not say I would accept a week's notice, not at any time—the prisoner said at the station that I had promised to forgive him, but I denied it—he also said that he believed I had promised to give him a week's notice—I did not know that he had been very respectable, and was respectably connected—I don't know it now—I have not had any misunderstanding with him—he was appointed by the firm—there are five boys at the Cannon Street stall besides the prisoner and myself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had the prisoner any authority to borrow money from the till?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not the slightest—when he took away the gold it was by my express directions; he did not take any silver by my direction—I believe he stole it—I was at the stall before he came on this morning—I called him into the stall—I was present when he took the till out—I had been to the till the night previously after the prisoner left, about a quarter-past nine, and examined it and found the two shillings missing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it not an open till without any lock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was a bowl which he put into his drawer; he had no key to the drawer, but he put it in, and he was the last in the stall.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-95" type="surname" value="DALEY"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-95" type="given" value="RICHARD OWEN"/>RICHARD OWEN DALEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 586). I took the prisoner into custody on 6th December at the Cannon Street Railway Station—he said</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Chapman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. F. CHAPMAN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I identify this as one of the marked shillings—I will not undertake to say whether I or my friend marked this, but I examined all the coins.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>ing three tame geese, of
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-99" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I said if they brought them to my shed at eight o'clock I dare say we should not fall out in price—in the meantime I went to Mr. Whittington's house and let him know, and they got the police and got in readiness for the men—they did not come that night; they came at a quarter-past eight next morning, and instead of bringing two they brought three geese—they were dead—they wanted 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the three—I agreed to purchase them—I took them indoors and secured them, and came back to the men—I gave them 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and told them I would give them the rest if they would come at half-past six at night, I had got no more change then—in the meantime I let Mr. Whittington and the police know—the prisoners came for the money before the time appointed; I told them to go and wait at a public-house close by and I would be there in an hour—they were then given into custody—I showed the geese to Mr. Whittington and God
<lb/>liman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cotters. Q.</hi> Did not I tell you we had found the geese?
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 265
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). I took the prisoners into custody and charged them with stealing the geese—they said they did not know anything about any geese whatever.</p>
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<p>72.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Ser
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<p>73.
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<interp inst="t18671216-73-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="riot"/>, to a riot and assault. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into their own recognisances in the sum of </hi>10
<hi rend="italic">l. to appear and receive judgment if called upon.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18671216-73-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<p>74.
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<interp inst="t18671216-74-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to obtaining goods by false pretences.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18671216-74-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-74-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18671216-75-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining 600 eggs and one case, and 4800 eggs and eight cases, by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-111" type="surname" value="CROSS"/>
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<lb/>veller to the Dairy Farms Association—on 7th October the prisoner called on me at the warehouse in Grenville Mews, Guildford Street, and asked to see some eggs—I showed him some, and he said that he had dealt very largely with Peacock's, the egg merchants, and had got a great many bad eggs, and was going to give us a trial; he selected a case of eggs, which he asked to be delivered early that morning, and they were to be paid cash for—I took them to 36, Charles Street, Hatton Garden, but Mr. Gould was not at home—I saw a man, who I believe is John Day—he told me to leave them and call as I returned for the money, which I did, and found the eggs turned out and partly sold—he told me to call the next day—I went again on 15th October and saw the prisoner, who told me again that he had been dealing largely with Peacock's, and had several shops and a farm at Barking; that he wanted good eggs, and did not mind the price he paid—I concluded that I had a very good customer—he said that his custom was to pay once a month and to give cheques, and I consented to let him run the month, on the faith that he was the man he represented himself to be—I left him then 600 eggs, value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—on Saturday, October 19th, he had another case at 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., another on the 22nd, another on the 25th, and another on the 29th, value altogether 27
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I was induced to let him have the goods because he told me he had several shops in London, and was a farmer at Barking, and had several cows—my master was away in France at the time—on 1st Novem
<lb/>ber I went for a cheque, but did not see Mr. Gould—I called several times, but was never able to see him, and never got a cheque for the goods—I did not see the prisoner till he was at Bow Street—I did not give him in custody—if he had given his right name, Bristow, he would never have had the things, because I have heard of the name of Bristow.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you go to Barking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I entered the sales in my books, and allowed him to have credit to the first of the month—I did not ask him for any reference.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would you have parted with all those goods if you had not believed him to be a farmer in Essex?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; his brother tried to get goods from me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-112" type="surname" value="VAUGHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM VAUGHAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I have been on duty at Barking, in Essex, for seventeen years—I do not know the prisoner there having a farm and keeping 200 cows—I do not think he could have been so without my knowing it—I never saw him before he was in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know Surrey Street, Barking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; there is no such a street in Barking—I know Surrey Street, West Ham, which adjoins Barking—that is not in my district, it is three miles from where I do duty—I have not brought any one here from Surrey Street, West Ham.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know anythiug about Surrey Street, West Ham?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I know the street—I never saw or heard of the prisoner there.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-113" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRENNAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector F</hi>). On 11th November, about a quarter to twelve at night, the prisoner was brought to Bow Street Station by 175
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>—I told him I had a warrant against him for obtaining goods by false pretences from Mr. Phipps; he said that I had better execute it—I searched him and found these invoices (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they relate to the eggs.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">See New Court, Thursday</hi>).</p> </div1>
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<p>76.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,</rs> also
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671216-76-offence-2 t18671216-name-115"/>Nicholas Trubner</persName>, his master.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-76-18671216 t18671216-76-punishment-22"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>77.
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<hi rend="italic"> Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>78.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>79.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ROGERS</hi> (26)</persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-122" type="surname" value="SHERWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-122" type="given" value="JOSIAH"/>JOSIAH SHERWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a butler out of a situation—on the night of 18th November I met the prisoners in the Queen and Prince Albert public-house, Knightsbridge, and treated them to some drink—I said that my way lay across the Park, and we went together, and a third man, who was in their company—after we passed the Serpentine, and were 100 or 200 yards from the Marble Arch, one of them put his haud behind me, and his hand on my mouth, and threw me back, another one held my feet, and the other took my watch and chain, worth 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—they then let go of me, and ran towards the Edgeware Road—this is my watch and chain (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—there was also a broken seal, and the stone was out—there was a mistake in engraving the watch—here is a J on one side, and a G on the other.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Turner. Q.</hi> Were you not arm-in-arm with us.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not want you to go home with me—I did not say, "Come home, and I will give you some supper"—I did not take liberties with you, and when you objected take out my watch, and say, "Take that watch, do not show me up; bring me that watch to-morrow night, and I will give you 1
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there any ground for that charge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Certainly not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Rogers.</hi> He said he lived at Lancaster Gate; he took hold of me—I asked him what it was for, he said he was going to have connection with both of us; we said we would have nim locked up; he said, "I have got 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year coming to me, take my watch, and bring it to me to-morrow night between nine and ten, and I will pay you."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the prisoner at the station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have not the slightest doubt about them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-123" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHM DIMSDALE</persName> </hi>. I am a friend of the landlord of the Queen and Prince Albert, Park Place, Knightsbridge—on 18th November I saw the prisoners there with another party, who has not been identified—I saw Sherwood give them some beer two or three times—they left the house together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Turner. Q.</hi> Did not the prosecutor complain of being turned out of the concert-room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was some complaint, but he was not turned out; I cautioned him against your company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-124" type="surname" value="GEORGE"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-124" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT D. GEORGE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Richards, of 266, West
<lb/>minster Bridge Road, pawnbroker—on the morning of 19th November Rogers brought this watch and chain and asked how much I would lend on it—I asked how much he wanted—he asked 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I looked at it, and seeing its value, asked him where he got it—he said that it was given him by Admiral Beaton—I asked him to account for the initials on it, which he could not do, and I gave him in charge—he called Turner in first, who said that he wanted the money to enable him to go to his sister's funeral.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-125" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GASSLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 135
<hi rend="italic">L</hi>). I took both prisoners to the station, and told them the charge—Rogers said that the watch was given him by Admiral Beaton—Turner said that it had nothing to do with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROGERS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18671216-79-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18671216-79-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-79-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-79-18671216 t18671216-79-punishment-26"/>thirty-nine lashes</rs>.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TURNER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18671216-79-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18671216-79-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted at Westminster in September, 1860, to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>80.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-129" type="surname" value="HARDY"/>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver from my breast-pocket—I also lost a chain, but do not know which of them took it, it was safe when I went there—I also lost my hat—I left the house, but afterwards went back—there was a kind of pad
<lb/>lock on the door—I broke it open, took possession of the room, and remained there all night—between five and six in the morning there was a knock at the door, and it was the female prisoner—she knocked several times, but I did not open it—I then heard the male prisoner saying that if I did not open it he would open the back window—I heard the window rising, so I opened the door, and said, "You have robbed me of my money and my hat"—he said, "I have not, you are quite mistaken"—I said, "You have,</p>
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<p>and I have no hat"—he gave me this cap (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to go home with, and told me I had better get away—we went out—he said, "I want to take a drink, you had better come with me"—I said, "No, I have no money"—he ran away and got into the room where the female was—I got a police-man, took him to the house, and charged them with assault and robbery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Edwin Osborne. Q.</hi> Did you own to me in the morning that you had been to two women overnight?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not ask the female prisoner to make me a cup of coffee, but you gave me a penny to get one.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-130" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BAILEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 188
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I met Hardy about seven in the morning—he took me to 8, Bell Court—the prisoners were both in bed—the female prisoner opened the door—I told her the charge, they both denied it—I told them to dress themselves—I found a half-crown, a shilling, and twopence on the male prisoner—he said that he had only 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the female was searched at the station—Hardy was perfectly sober.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED CATTERMOLE</hi> (18)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671216-81-offence-1 t18671216-name-132"/>Edwin Thomas Carey</persName>, and stealing from his person a watch, a pin, a purse, and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money, his property,
<hi rend="italic">upon which</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution offered no evidence.</hi> </rs>
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<p>82.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SUSAN JACOBS</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t18671216-82-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18671216-82-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a sovereign from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671216-82-offence-1 t18671216-name-134"/>Christian Norwood</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-135" type="surname" value="NORWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-135" type="given" value="CHRISTIAN"/>CHRISTIAN NORWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a seaman, and live at a boarding house in St. George's Street—on 15th December, about eleven o'clock, I went into a fish shop in Ship Alley, and had twepennyworth of fish and some potatoes—the prisoner was serving—I gave her a sovereign—she said, "I will go and get you some change"—she went out with the sovereign, and I did not see her afterwards—a man afterwards came in—the prisoner said at the station that I had given her a shilling—I am quite sure it was a sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I have a witness to prove that it was a shilling, and you did not give it to me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I put the sovereign down and you took it up—there was one other woman there—this was not at half-past eight, but at eleven.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-136" type="surname" value="NELSON"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-136" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN NELSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 200
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On 16th December, about nine in the morning, I was sent for, and went to the shop—the prisoner came down, and said, "What do you want?"—I said, "The young man with me wants the change for a sovereign, which he gave you last night for fish and potatoes"—she said, "It was not a sovereign, it was a shilling—he had twopenny worth of fish, twopenny worth of potatoes, and a pot of ale, which came to a shilling"—I said, "You will go to the station"—she said, "All right, I will go."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—"I did not have the sovereign."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner called</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-137" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-137" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-137" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE CLARK</persName> </hi>. I saw the prosecutor having some fish and potatoes, and a pot of ale, which was sent out for—he paid with a shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you any relation of the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Her sister—it is not true that she left to get change—she had the shilling, and then went out to fetch her husband, because his uncle was very ill—she did not come back before Norwood left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-82-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-82-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lush.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>83.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM EDGELL</hi> (19)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD SMITH</hi> (24)</persName> were indicted for
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SLEIGHT, F. H. LEWIS</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Edgell, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Smith.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-141" type="surname" value="LYALL"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN ROANLDSON"/>JOHN ROANLDSON LYALL</persName> </hi>. I am clerk at the police-court, Marylebone—a charge of arson was preferred there against the prisoner Edgell on 21st October—on that occasion I think no solicitor appeared for the pro
<lb/>secution—the prisoner Smith tendered himself as a witness in the ordinary course—I have here the statement that he made. (
<hi rend="italic">Reads</hi>:—"Richard Smith, police-constable 302 S. At half-past ten on Saturday night I met the prisoner in Kentish Town Road—I went with him to the Old Farm House, a public-house—we then went to my house in the Maldon Road, and he stayed with me till half-past eleven—the prisoner had gone about three minutes when I went out into my garden to take a bird in, when I heard someone call 'Stop thief!'—I jumped over the garden wall—the prisoner was on the wall—the first witness said he would charge him with setting fire to a house—from the time I let him out of my front door till I apprehended him three minutes only had elapsed—the prisoner said, 'I did not do it'—his trousers were then unbuttoned when I pulled him off the wall—he said, 'I did not do it'—his less and clothes were in a muddy state. He then went down, and another witness, the constable Mar
<lb/>tin, stood up again and gave his evidence, and after that Smith stood up again and said he had not completed his evidence; he then went on to say, 'Itook the prisoner in the act of getting over the garden wall—I said to the prisoner, 'Bill, don't be a fool, come to the station and settle it'—the prisoner jumped on to a little mound of clay and twisted his hand out of my hand, and ran away—he fell; at that time the prosecutor came up, and we both had hold of him, and Martin then came up—Martin was coming from Collier's Crescent direction, and the prisoner ran away and took a turn round Wellesley Road—I saw him fall about twenty yards from a chemist's shop—I brought him to the bottom of Queen's Crescent, holding him by the arm till Martin came up—the first witness told Martin lie would give the prisoner in charge for setting fire to a house, but he would not give him into my charge, because I was off duty—I was hold
<lb/>ing the prisoner then; Martin took hold of him, and told me if I did not let him go he should knock me down, he was his prisoner; I told him he was not, he was mine.")</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How soon after giving that evi
<lb/>dence was he placed in the dock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> After the remand, on the next examination, I think it was a week afterwards, a summons was issued for him to appear, not as a witness, but to answer the charge—I gave the summons to a constable to serve.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had an application been previously made to issue a summons returnable forthwith?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; a solicitor appeared for the prosecution on the second occasion—I believe a solicitor appeared for the prisoner on the first occasion, and also for the two prisoners when Smith was given into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-142" type="surname" value="PAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-142" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PAGE</persName> </hi>. I made this plan (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it is correct—it is made on the usual ordnance scale—it is a plan of the neighbourhood where the fire took place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Will you look at this plan (
<hi rend="italic">an
<lb/>other</hi>) and tell me if that correctly describes the different places in the vicinity of the fire?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> This is not correct—I have been into the base
<lb/>ment of the witness Howell's house—the distance from there to the fire is forty-seven yards in a direct line—I should decidedly say you could not see the fire from there—it is a half kitchen about four feet below the surface, and then there is a wall.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Between Howell's house and the waste ground does a road run?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—there is no trench in that road—I saw the place about four days after the fire—there was no open trench in the road—I think they were putting down some pipes, but I could not say.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-143" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-143" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a tripe-dresser, and live at 143, Queen's Crescent, Haverstock Hill—on the night of the fire at Mr. Jacob's pre
<lb/>mises, about half-past eleven, I was inside my shop against the counter, looking out—I saw both the prisoners go past my shop—they were coming from the direction of the Dreghorn Castle public-house—I dare say they were about fifty yards from the house when I saw them—Smith was in his shirt-sleeves, and no cap on—Edgell had on a kind of a lightish coat, similar to the one I have on, rather dirty, and a low cap, similar to the way he was dressed when before the Magistrate—I knew Smith before, merely by seeing him go past the shop, and I had seen him in uniform—I don't recollect ever seeing Edgell before—Edgell had an empty quart pot under his right arm—I went out with the intention of taking it away, as I did not like the publican to lose it, but they turned round the wall by the side of Mr. Seeker's, the pawnbroker's—Smith was walking on the left of Edgell, further from me—they stopped at Mr. Seeker's wall, and I returned to my shop—they were at the turning into Wellesley Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose the pawnbroker's shop was not open at that time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it was—I did not see the prisoners come out of the Dreghorn Castle—they came from that direction—they were walking leisurely along—I had an ample opportunity of seeing them—they appeared sober—I am not aware that the ground was open in Wellesley Road—there were pipes there, but I believe there was no trench open—I could not be positive.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you remember the day of the month that this happened?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 16th October, I believe—it was Satur
<lb/>day night, I know—I left the prisoners standing at the pawnbroker's wall, just past his shop—Smith had no coat on; I believe he had a waistcoat—he had no cap—I believe he had on his uniform trousers—I could not be certain whether Edgell, had on a low hat or a cap—there was a good light in my shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-144" type="surname" value="SECKER"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-144" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SECKER</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of 139, Queen's Crescent, Haver
<lb/>stock Hill—I know Smith—I recollect the Saturday night; I believe it was 19th October—I saw Smith that night between eleven and twelve—I could not say what he had on, no more than he was in his shirt-sleeves—I was at the other end of the shop, he motioned for me to go up and speak to him—I asked what he wanted, and he said, "You will find a pewter pot over in your premises in the morning"—I said, "That is very</p>
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<p>cool, but who am I to look to in case there is any damage done?"—he said, "If you will be kind enough to send it to Mr. Hammerstone (that is the landlord of the Dreghorn Castle), it will be all right"—I did not know then that he was a policeman, but after he had gone out of the shop one of the customers told me—I did not look for the pot till Tuesday morning, when my lad found it in my presence—this is it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You found it, and duly returned it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the Wellesley Road runs by the side of my house, I don't know whether there was any trenches dug there—I know two pieces of waste ground at the back of my premises—there is a good deal of loose mud scraped up there from the road—at that time it was in a wet and soft state.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-145" type="surname" value="HAMMERSTONE"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-145" type="given" value="WILLIAM VINCENT"/>WILLIAM VINCENT HAMMERSTONE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Dreghorn Castle public-house—this is my pot—the Old Farm House is about a quarter of a mile from me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-146" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-146" type="surname" value="HOWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-146" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY HOWELL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edwin John Howell, and reside at 1, Wellesley Road—on Saturday night, 19th October, I left my house about a minute or two before half-past eleven—I walked along the Wellesley Road in the direction of Queen's Crescent—there are two pieces of waste ground there—I saw two men standing on one of those pieces, on my right, talking together, whispering, and moving about a little, shifting about—one had on a light overcoat—the other was in shirt-sleeves—I was on the pathway, as I got towards them they came on to the pathway, and I moved into the road to pass them—when I had passed them I turned round to look at them and saw the man in the shirt-sleeves getting over the back wall of the houses that front Maldon Road—he got over about the centre of the wall to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> About how far were you from Mr. Seeker's when you saw the man getting over the wall?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had just got on to the pavement by Mr. Seeker's, about two or three yards from one of his doors; there are two or three doors; I mean the door in Wellesley Road—I believe there is a lamp at the opposite corner—that was a long way from where I stood when I looked back—the men appeared to me to be middle-sized men—I don't call Smith a middle-sized man—I should call him tall.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had the man to stoop at all in getting over the wall?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not notice that—I did not notice whether they were standing upright when I saw them whispering together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you say they were middle-sized men, do you mean they were about the same height?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They appeared so to me—it was not a foggy night—it was rather dark—I should call Edgell a middle-sized man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-147" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-147" type="surname" value="HOWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-147" type="given" value="JULIAN"/>JULIAN HOWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a gas-fitter, of 144, Maldon Road—on the night of 19th October, about a quarter to twelve, my attention was directed to a fire at the back of my house—I went into the garden—I saw the parlours lit up—I could not see the flames from there—I got over the wall and went direct straight across to the place—in going I saw the prisoner Edgell three times distinctly throw something which I should think was shavings on to two places where there were flames—he was in the parlour—when I got about fifteen yards from the building he looked up and saw me coming, and he ran away between me and the building—I looked into the parlour-window where the fire was, and saw two flames close to a row of uprights where the lath and plaster was going to be, and when I saw that I ran after him—he ran away in the direction of the Queen's Road—</p>
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<p>I caught him getting over the wall next door to the house where Smith lives—he passed Smith on the road—he was standing just in a recess in the Wellesley Road—he was in his shirt-sleeves—by a recess, I mean a waste piece of ground at the back of the gardens—I called out, "Stop thief," that was before I got to Smith—Smith said, "Where is the thief?"—Edgell had just run by him, close to him—I said, "I will show you where he is," and I ran by him and caught him on the wall—I had not lost sight of him—at that time Smith was about thirty yards off—in the struggle Edgell got over the wall, but I still held hold of him, so that he was on one side and I on the other—Smith came up—I did not know that he was a constable, I thought as he was coming up I had another one to deal with, but when he came up I said, "I know who you are—I will give this man in charge for setting fire to a house in Wellesley Road"—Smith said, "You must be mistaken, it is a serious charge"—Edgell said, "I did not do it; I have been to supper with you, Smith, haven't I?"—Smith said, "You have"—he said to me, "Let him go, he will come"—I let him go, and he made a dart towards the house—Smith said, "Come here, Bill; don't be a fool"—Edgell upon that came back, and got over the wall—I then said, "You hold him here, Smith, and I will go and fetch a police-man, or else bring him down into Queen's Crescent"—Smith said he could not come down in his shirt-sleeves—he did come—we all three walked slowly together when we got into the Queen's Road—I saw the constable, Martin—I beckoned to him, and Edgell slipped out of my hands again and ran in the direction of the Maldon Road—I ran and caught him again, and Martin ran up behind me, and took him off my hands—I told him I charged him with setting fire to a house in the Wellesley Road—Smith was not holding him at that time—he never held him till Martin had got him, and then Martin and he held him both together—Smith never had him, he ran away twice—he did not twist his hand out of Smith's—after Martin had got him Smith wanted to take him—I observed the room in which the fire was—there was a fire-place, but no grate—I did not see any fire in the fire-place—it is not a fact that at the time I caught Edgell Smith jumped over his own wall, nor that Edgell when running from the wall fell—he did not escape from Smith at all, because Smith never had him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you, in your house, when you first saw the fire?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the kitchen—I did not see anything from the kitchen—I was in the kitchen, and my mother was in a room up stairs, and she came down and drew my attention to it, and I went out at the door into the yard—I saw nothing from the kitchen—I have said that I could not have identified Edgell from seeing him by the light of the fire, if I had lost sight of him; but I never lost sight of him after he left the building—I don't say it was him from what I saw in the garden—from where I stood I could not distinguish the features or swear to the person—when I caught Edgell on the waste ground I did not notice that his trousers were undone, I believe they were not—there is a cutting in the Wellesley Road, where they have made the road lower—the waste ground stands high, and there is a cutting for the road, I should think two or three feet in depth—on the side where Smith was standing it was higher than the other part—I saw some mud on Edgell when he was in the station-house—I have said that if he had any mud on him he might have got it from the trench—he did not get any mud while I was following him—if he got any it must have been when we were walking down the road together,</p>
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<p>he was next to the mud then, or in the former part of the evening—I don't think his trousers were covered with mud; there was mud on them—Smith did not throw him down in the mud on taking him into custody—there was mud on his coat when he was in the dock at the police-court—I can't account for how it got there—he never fell while I saw him—the last witness is my sister-in-law.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is the waste ground very near the back of Smith's house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, about thirty yards off; that is the spot where he was standing—I pointed out the spot to the inspector next morning; I never measured the distance—he was about two or three yards from the road, standing still—he did not appear excited; I should think he had not been drinking—I first ascertained he was a policeman when he came up to Edgell; he did not tell me so—I knew him by sight—he came up when I had hold of Edgell—that was after I had called "Stop thief"—it was not then that he asked "Where is the thief?"—that was as I ran by him; he followed behind me—I took hold of Edgell almost directly after I passed Smith, as he was getting over the wall next to Smith's house—he scrambled over the wall after I got hold of him—Smith had never hold of Edgell till Martin came up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> From where you saw Smith on the waste ground, could he see the house in which Edgell was?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I should think he could—it was not a very light night—I think it was rather dark, but there was a light at the pawnbroker's shop right opposite, so that it reflected all the way up—I was about fifteen yards from Edgell when he first saw me; I know he saw me, because he turned round in a sloping position and went away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-148" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 534
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). On the night of 19th October, a few minutes before twelve, I was in the Queen's Crescent—I saw Howell and Edgell standing at the chemist's shop; Howell had hold of Edgell by the collar of his coat; when he came up he said he would give him into custody for setting fire to a house in Wellesley Road—Edgell ran away, I pursued and caught him with Howell—we both had hold of him about the same time—I told him he was charged with setting fire to a house in the Wellesley Road—he said, "I never did it; I have been with Smith all night"—at this time Smith came up, and Edgell addressing him, said "Haven't I been with you all night?" Smith said, "You have." I said, "And not left him the whole of the night? He said "No"—Smith was in his shirt-sleeves; he said, "This is my prisoner, I shall take him"—I refused to allow him to do so, and we had an altercation in the street—Edgell was not buttoning up his trousers when I saw him—when Smith said he should take him Howell said, "No, don't let him take him; he has let him go twice, and don't mean to take him"—Smith said nothing to that; we then went to the station; I searched Edgell and found on him five lucifer matches and this rattle, like a policeman's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Howell say that he had hold of Edgell twice, and he had got away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not exactly that he had him twice, but he had run or gone away twice—there was a good deal of mud on Edgell's coat and trousers—I saw some foot-prints next morning across the road leading from the fire to where Smith was—Edgell said at the court that he had fallen down there; they were only the foot-marks of one person—Wellesley Road is on my beat—there was no open trench along the road to my knowledge—it is a road not made—there was a little trench on one side—I don't think they were making sewers there—I won't say—</p>
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<p>there is not much traffic there—a person would not get mud on his coat by merely walking along there—during the next week a person was charged with being on these same premises for an unlawful purpose—I believe the houses are the resort of tramps and persons for a night's lodging—I have found one or two there who had taken up their abode there for the night—a person was charged with it subsequent to this fire.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-149" type="surname" value="WARNE"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WARNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). I was on duty at the Kentish Town station on 19th October—from what I heard I went to the house in which the fire was—I found five places where there had been distinct fires—boards black and burnt where the fires had been extinguished—I went immediately—the same night—some of the boards are here (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—one fire was under the staircase, one where the passage was formed, and three on the floor which was formed for the parlours—I saw that some of the boards were burnt—these two long ones—these are not the boards that were nailed to the floor—these were a pile of deals lying where the shavings had been put upon them—no part pf the permanent building of the house was on fire, only blackened—I won't swear the floor was not burnt, but I do not produce any portion of it—I would not swear whether it was or not; it was very black, and it might have been a little burnt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see Edgell when he was brought in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did—I did not observe that he was very muddy—I searched the house and found five matches or pieces of matches around the fires where they had been lit—I compared those with some found on Edgell—they were various lengths, one of them corresponds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-150" type="surname" value="JACOB"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-150" type="given" value="JOHN WILCOCK"/>JOHN WILCOCK JACOB</persName> </hi>. I am a builder residing at 67, Carlton Road, Kentish Town—it was my unfinished property where the fire took place—I went over the house about nine o'clock next morning—one of the treads of the stairs was burnt where there had been a pile of matches, and also in the corner of the parlour—the side of the stairs was not burnt much—about one-eighth of an inch deep, that was all—the floor was burnt, where the fire was lighted againet the boards that stood in the centre of the room; it was burnt a very little in two different places; that was part of the permanent floor; it was burnt, charred—the buildings were covered in, the floors all laid, and the stairs all up—this was one of a row of eight houses—the partitions were up, and everything ready for the plasterers but the lathing—there were no windows in, only the frames—there were no doors, the doorways were fastened up—I am not quite sure whether the front doors were hung up or not—it was an unfinished eight-roomed dwelling-house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you a lease of it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I saw no part of the building on fire—I heard nothing about it till half-past eight next morning—two places on the floor bad been burnt, charred—I don't mean to say it had blazed to any height, but it was charred, and also the tread of the stairs—the floor must have been on fire, or it could not have been in that state.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In how many different places were there marks of scorching?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Six in that house, and one in the next, No. 11; this was No. 12—the houses were a great deal more than car
<lb/>cases—vagrants may have been in the habit of walking in and sleeping there—I never saw any.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you say whether the floor had actually been the sub
<lb/>ject of ignition?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It must have been on fire, or it would not have been burnt into the wood; you could scrape off the top of it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-151" type="surname" value="WARNE"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WARNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I recollect when Edgell was brotight to the station; Smith was present—he stepped round to sign the sheet when I had taken the charge—he said it was his charge—on the following Tuesday I was returning from the police commissioners' office with Smith—we were speaking of this fire, and he said he was not treated as he was when he was in another division—I believe the V division over the water—that he there discovered a baker's shop on fire, and received 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the proprietor and a trifle from the inhabitants.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe no reward is given now for discovering a fire, nor was there then?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There is none now, nor was there in October from the Commissioners—it was the practice years ago—it has been discontinued for some little time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Andrew Walker was called on his recognisances and did not appear.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-152" type="surname" value="SIMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Bassett, of Weedington Road, about one hundred yards or rather more from Mr. Jacobs's houses—there was a fire at my master's premises at the latter end of May, some hurdles were set on fire—I was sent for when it began, and as soon as I came there the prisoner Smith was there—I said, "This is a bad job"—he said, "Yes, it is; see how I have scorched my shoes trying to
<hi rend="italic">doubt</hi> it"—I said, "Somebody must have set it on fire"—a day or two afterwards Mr. Attick came there, and met Smith there, and he said, "I hope you will give me a little something for saving your hurdles," and he gave him some silver—I can't say how much—at the time I first saw Smith there were two or three persons with him—I am not able to say who either of them was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there a brick kiln there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and the hurdles were put up on the bricks—I saw nothing near the hardies that could have caused the fire.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case on the first three Counts of the indictment in which the building in question was described as a "house" (24 and 25 Viet. c. 97, Sees. 3,7, and 8), it having been decided that an unfinished building intended for a dwelling-house was not a house within the meaning of the statute.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE LUSH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that the three first Counts could not be sustained.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">further contended that the other three Counts (Sees. 6, 7, and 8) describing the place as a building, were also bad, the statute evidently intending to refer to a complete and not an unfinished building.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE LUSH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">said he would consider that question, and if necessary reserve it.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM MARTIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the two prisoners appear to have been drinking at the time the charge was made?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think they had both been drinking, but they knew well what they were doing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Both prisoners received good characters.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-83-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The Jury ex
<lb/>pressed a wish that the Commissioners of Police' would take Smith again, so that he should not lose his place.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<p>Street—on 30th November, about 3.30, I went to the White Lion, Fetter Lane, and sat down on a chair in the parlour, about twelve gentle
<lb/>men being there—the prisoner came in at about 4.15—he shook hands with two gentlemen in the room, and seated himself in a vacant chair next me, but said nothing—I was conversing with a gentleman on my left—we were examining that day's
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi>—the prisoner had been seated three or four minutes when the waiter came into the room—one gentleman ordered some grog, and I heard him order some tobacco—as the waiter left the room the prisoner rose from his chair, took his hand from his greatcoat pocket, raised it, and without my having the slightest warning stabbed me with a knife on the left eye-lid—I leant on my left to get out of his way, but it was difficult, as there was a gentleman near me—I received a second blow on the top of my head, and a third was aimed at me, but stopped by Mr. Ransom—I had said nothing to him; I had not seen him for six months—I had seen him five or six times in the same room during two years and a quarter—he has passed the compliments of the day, but he was an utter stranger—nothing unpleasant ever took place between us—I have no personal knowledge of him at all—I do not believe he even knew my name, and can form no idea, why he did this—I lost a quantity of blood and was taken to the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-156" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RANSOM</persName> </hi>. I am a publisher of 10, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street—I was in the White Lion parlour—the prisoner came in and shook hands with me—I have been acquainted with him some years—he sat down beside me and ordered some tobacco—I was talking to him, and the prosecutor was talking to somebody on his left—I saw the prisoner jump up in a moment and strike the prosecutor twice—I caught his arm when he was in the act of striking a third tune—there had not been the slightest provocation—his conduct seemed very strange—he cut my finger nearly to the bone in trying to get the knife—I said, "Why have you done this, Beddall? It is a frightful affair"—he said, "I intended to kill that man; I intend to do it; he is Pizarro."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have known him some times have you known any strangeness about him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I have been under the impression that he is not right in his mind; I heard that he attempted to commit suicide, and had been confined in a lunatic asylum—I thought him very strange—he would give answers quite away from the questions asked—I always concluded that there was something wrong in his mind—I have had that impression more than twelve months—I heard that he had lost a child and attempted to commit suicide—I never heard of his mistaking one person for another, or for a bygone character like Pizarro, but it has been common conversation that he was going out of his mind for some time past.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-157" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-157" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MCLEAN</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital—the prosecutor was brought there with two wounds, one on his head and one on his scalp—I dressed them—the skin was cut.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-158" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-158" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ANDREWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 423). I took the prisoner, told him the charge, and said, "What is the matter? what is this all about?"—he rose from his seat and said, "Yes, it is perfectly right," and gave me this knife—I said that I should have to take him to the station, and asked him if he could assign any reason, but he never replied—he told the inspector that he bought the knife at Mr. Sharp's in Gough Square—he appeared cool and calm, but very much bewildered in his mind—he said nothing but what I have repeated, but he seemed like a man waking up from a sleep, and looking at something from a distance—he was sober, I believe.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have very little impression of what occurred at the time. I had had nothing to drink.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18671216-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-159" type="given" value="JOHN ROWLAND"/>JOHN ROWLAND GIBSON</persName> </hi>. I am the surgeon of Newgate—the prisoner has been there from 21st November—I have examined him nearly daily, and it is my belief that his mind is not sound—he believes persons are following him, and that he sees visions and hears persons conversing—his manner exhibited great suspicion and distrust; he frequently would not answer questions I put to him, and would retire from me until he got to the extreme end of the cell—I have no doubt that that was genuine and not put on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-160" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MAPLE</persName> </hi>. I am an attendant on insane persons—the prisoner was under my care two years ago for two months, at that time there was not the least doubt that he was Out of his mind—ho was not cured when he left me—I handed him over to one of his friends—I have seen him since, that was nine or ten months back; he then appeared just in the same state, suffering from delusions—he is suicidal and homicidal—he was in St. Luke's for some.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JESSOP</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-164" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SKEGGS</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman of 2, Pelham Street, Brick Lane—a month last Saturday, about twelve o'clock at night, I was in Black Eagle Street, and went to a wheel for a necessary purpose—Jessop came beside me and appeared to be engaged in the same thing—as I was turning to come past he put his right hand round my neck, I pulled him down with me, and then Broome came up and took my watch and chain from me, and two shirts and a handkerchief which were in a parcel under my arm—they ran away and I ran after them, I picked up this cap (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and they picked up my hat—I called "Stop thief!" but there was. no one in the street beside them—Cooper 121
<hi rend="italic">H</hi> brought them to mo and I found my hat on Broome's head—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I am certain of it—here is a paper inside it which I put in—they have taken the band off—I said that he had got my hat on—my property was worth about 45
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How do you know your hat?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> By this paper which I put under the lining, and which I can swear to—I have noticed Jessop in the neighbourhood before, but never spoke to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-165" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COOPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 121
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). The prosecutor came to the station, and I went out and found the prisoners about 100 yards off, and 150 yards from where the robbery was committed, holding an altercation respecting the division of some money—I could not hear what they said or that they mentioned money, but they had got it in their hands—as I took them to the station, Skeggs said, "They are the two," and he identified his hat on Broome's head—Broome said that he picked it up in Shoreditch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Broom's Defence.</hi> Two or three fellows came up to me, hitting me and saying "You are one of them," and knocked me down, my hat fell off and I picked it up as I thought and put it on—I was afterwards fighting with one of them, and the constable came and took us both.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>**—
<hi rend="largeCaps">JESSOP</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further charged with having been convicted at Worship Street, in May, 1866, to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**—
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Ser
<lb/>vitude each.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>86.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BARRETT</hi> (19)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY WILLIS</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18671216-86-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="damage"/>
<interp inst="t18671216-86-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="arson"/>, Feloni
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18671216-86-offence-1 t18671216-name-168"/>James Withers</persName>, he and other persons being therein.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury after nearly eight hours' consultation being unable to agree to a verdict, were discharged and the trial of the case postponed to the next Session.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1867.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>87.
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and other articles, her property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CARTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGUE WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-172" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband at 171, Drury Lane—about twenty minutes to eight in the evening of the 12th of November we left the house together—I locked the door and put the key in my pocket—I also had in my pocket a purse, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and a handkerchief—we walked up towards Holborn—my husband went across the road to post a letter, leaving me standing at the corner of Newton Street—I noticed two women coming up the street under one shawl which was over their heads—I could not see their faces—when they got up to me, the prisoner Smith fell down at my feet and clutched my legs—I said, "What is the matter with the woman?"—the other one was holding the shawl over her head, while she was on the ground—I tried to get away, when Honey struck me in the face, and cut my cheek—the other woman put her hands up my dress and tore my pocket off—I tried to stop her, and she bit my hand—they went a little way and met a man—I saw them give something to him—I said to Smith," Give me my parcel"—she threw the shawl off and tore my hair—my husband came up and laid hold of her—he said, "Give back that purse or I shall get you locked up"—she said, "I have got no purse. You live in a bad placo in Newton Street; I will go for a policeman, and see where they go to"—when they saw a policeman coming they ran away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You don't live in Newton Street, do you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not know they were Irish women—I am Irish, I know it is the custom for Irish women to walk about without a bonnet, and a shawl over their heads—I said before the Magistrate that they passed something to a man—I did not state that I saw her hand a pocket-handkerchief to the man—my husband said, "Give the purse up," and she said, "I have got no purse"—there was a great crowd.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-173" type="given" value="ARTHUR THOMAS"/>ARTHUR THOMAS BRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I went out with my wife on the evening in question, and left her at the corner of Newton Street—I crossed over the way and was absent two or three minutes—when I came back I saw my wife crying and asked her what was the matter—the prisoners were there at the time, she said, "The women have been beating me and taking my purse"—I gaid, "You had better give the purse up or you will get yourselves locked up"—they said, "I will have revenge on you"—Smith tried to rush at her, but I stopped her—I went for a policeman, and when I came back they had got my wife on the ground—they ran away and I caught Honey.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> They knew you had gone for a policeman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I told them—they said, "I know her"—I believe they said she struck Smith a fortnight before—I was gone about a minute for a policeman—they were both strangers to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-174" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BANGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 15). About twenty minutes before eight o'clock on the 12th November, a gentleman spoke to me, and I went to the corner of Newton Street, where there was a very large crowd; a gentleman pointed to Honey and said, "That is one of them"—she im-mediately ran away—she was stopped by Mr. Bridge—I took her into custody—Mrs. Bridge then came up and said that Honey was one that had robbed her of her purse, handkerchief, and a door key—another con-stable took Smith, and Mrs. Bridge said, "That is the other one"—I took them to the station—at the station Honey said to Smith, "You struck the woman, I did not"—nothing was found on them—the prosecutrix's dress was torn and her face bloody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-175" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOWET</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 460
<hi rend="italic">A. R</hi>). I saw a crowd, and from what was said I took Smith—she had no bonnet on—she was striking at the prosecutrix.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were they both sober?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They had been drinking—Smith was under the influence of liquor—Honey was sober.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-87-18671216 t18671216-87-punishment-30"/>Eighteen Month' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>88.
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-179" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-179" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD STALFORD</persName> </hi>. On 15th December I was lodging in Aldersgate Street—I had been visiting a friend, as I was walking along I saw a shadow moving behind me—I saw the two prisoners and two other men behind—as they approached one of them struck me on the shoulder and knocked my hat off—I can't say which one it was—they then knocked me down and broke my arm—they fell on me, knelt on me, and pulled my pockets inside-out—my money was in the right-hand trousers pocket—they took 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out of that pocket—I called out "Murder!" and "Police!" and they ran down a court—a policeman came up and stopped the two prisoners; in a few moments another policeman came, and the other one gave one of them into his charge—I knew them directly—I had 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. left in my pocket.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-180" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TUMNEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 246). Between two and three o'clock on Sunday morning, the 15th December, I was in Lamb's Place, White-cross Street—I heard a cry of "Murder!" and "Police!"—I went in the direction of the cries up Cherry Tree Court—I saw the prisoner Donovan running down the court—I took him into custody—Osborn came down directly afterwards, and I took him—there were two others, but they got away—I then took them in the direction where I heard the cries—I saw the prosecutor, and gave one of the prisoners into his custody—when he saw the prisoners he charged them with robbing him—neither of them said anything—I took them to the station—I then went back to the court and found a hat five or six yards from where I took the prisoners, the prosecutor identified the hat as his property—I found 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Donovan—I also found 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the ground.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18671216-name-181" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-181" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HUSSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 85
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I was in Whitecross Street about two or three o'clock on the 15th December, and heard some cries—I went to</p>
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<p>the spot, and saw the prosecutor on the ground—I helped him up—I heard some one say, "They have gone up the court"—I ran up the court, and found the two prisoners in custody—I took one of them to the station—I afterwards went back to the court, and on the ground I found eleven keys, which the prosecutor identified.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-182" type="given" value="GEORGE EUGENE"/>GEORGE EUGENE YARROW</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, and live at 86, Curtal Street—I was called to the station on the 15th, and found the prosecutor with his arm broken; I set it—very great violence must have been used—I found other marks of great violence, I can't say whether the blows were inflicted with the fist or some weapon.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-88-18671216 t18671216-88-punishment-31"/>Twenty lashes</rs> and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-88-18671216 t18671216-88-punishment-32"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>89.
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<lb/>married girl under the age of 16, out of the possession of her father.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CARTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-185" type="given" value="MART JANE"/>MART JANE HIERONS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Hierons, and live at Ed
<lb/>monton—Louisa Hierons is my daughter, she was born on the 4th April, 1858—she lived with my mother and myself—I was married some four years ago to my present husband, and she lived with us as one of the family till about eighteen months ago, when she went to live with her uncle, Joseph Bisley, an alehouse-keeper at Edmonton—she went there with my husband's consent, to assist her uncle—she slept in her uncle's house—she spent her Sunday with me—on the 4th November she disappeared from her uncle's house—she had no permission from me to do so—I know the prisoner, he lives at Edmonton—I next saw my daughter on the 21st November, about eight o'clock in the evening, when she came home to my house—I did not know where she had gone to—the prisoner is a bricklayer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You had a letter from your daughter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I got a letter on the 6th, but it did not state where she was—the postmark was Stainea.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-186" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HIERONS</persName> </hi>. I am a wheelwright, and live at Edmonton, and am the husband of the last witness—since our marriage Louisa Hierons has been living with us until she went to live with her uncle—she was absent from her uncle's house from the 4th to the 21st of November, without my consent—I have known the prisoner by seeing him at my brother-in-law's house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18671216-name-187" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA HIERONS</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of Mary Jane Hierons—I have lived with my uncle about a year and a half; before that I lived with my mother—I have known the prisoner about twelve months, as a customer at my uncle's house—he was in the habit of drinking there—I remained at my uncle' shouse until the 4th November—the prisoner bad spoken to me before and asked me to go with him—about a fortnight before the 4th he induced me to go on a certain day—that was not in the bar—just outside—he called me out—he asked mo if I would go; I said "No"—on the same evening he threatened me with a razor, and said he would cut my throat—I said I would go then—that was a fortnight before the 4th—after that he did not say anything till the day of our leaving, on the 4th—on that. day he called me out and asked if I would go that day; I said "Yes"—he said, "Then we will go by the 8.28 train to Shoreditch"—I then went back to the house, and he went away—I went by the train from Edmonton by myself, and he got in at Park, two stations nearer London—I had 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when I went away—we went to the Britannia at Hoxton, and from there to a coffee-house at Hozton, where we slept—the next day we went to</p>
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<p>Staines from Waterloo station—from there I wrote a letter to my mother without putting the date, by the prisoner's direction—from Staines we came back to Waterloo, from there to London Bridge, and then to Wimble
<lb/>don—we stayed a day and a night at Staines—I continued with him up to the 21st, when I came home—it was my own proposal that I should go home—he had no money that I know of—I knew that he was a married man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi