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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>ALLEN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 24th, 1868, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-1" type="occupation" value="Lord Mayor of London"/>WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-2" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM WILSHERE"/>GEORGE WILLIAM WILSHERE BRAMWELL</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-3" type="given" value="JAMES SHAW"/>JAMES SHAW WILLES</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas;
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-5" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID SALOMONS</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P.;
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS QUESTED"/>THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</persName> </hi>, Esq., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-7" type="given" value="WILLIAM ANDERSON"/>WILLIAM ANDERSON ROSE</persName> </hi>, Knt., F.R.S.L. and F.R.G.S., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-8" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN SILLS"/>JOHN SILLS GIBBONS</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-11" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CAUSTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-12" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-13" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-14" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM Mc ARTHUR</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-15" type="given" value="SEPTIMUS"/>SEPTIMUS DAVIDSON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-16" type="given" value="CHARLES MILLS"/>CHARLES MILLS ROCHE</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALLEN, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star (*) denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars (**) that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk (†) that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 24, 1868.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. his money.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Through an interpreter</hi>). I am a soap maker, of Zurich, and am living at Morris's lodging-house, Tower-hill—on the evening of 7th February, between twelve and one o'clock, I was in a public-house—I do not know the name of the street—I had two pints of beer there—I was alone—I saw the prisoners there, they seized me in the house, prevented my going out, and gave me some blows in the face, they then opened the door and threw me out into the street—I got up and they rushed on me again, McCarthy siezed me by the throat and held his hand on my mouth, Riley held me by my coat, tore it open and took my
<hi rend="italic">porte monnaie</hi> out of my pocket, which contained a sovereign, a half-crown, a florin, and sixpence, they then struck me again in the face several times, and went back into the public-house—there were a great many people in the public-house who took hold of me as well, but I do not know their names—the landlord laughed at it—I had never seen the prisoners before—I was about a quarter of an hour in the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Riley</hi>. You know I was not there, there was Another
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> and a girl who you saw at first.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. Yes, I had two other persons taken in</p>
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<p>custody, but I did not know what one of them had done, there was a woman with a child in the public-house, but I cannot say whether she took any part in the transaction. I have not sent to your relations to ask for money, but your mother offered me 2
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 137). On 8th February Blenchley came to the station, about 12.30, he said something I could not understand, but by his motions I understood that he had been robbed. I followed him to Rosemary Lane, to the Blue Peter public-house, where he pointed out Michael McCarthy, who has been discharged by the Magistrate—afterwards, from what I heard at the public-house, I went back there and took Ellen McCarthy and Dennis McCarthy, who the prosecutor identified at the station—I told McCarthy he was charged with being concerned in robbing a German: he said that he knew nothing about it—the prosecutor's coat was open—he was excited, but I do not think by drink.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 188). I took McCarthy to the station—he said "I am guilty but the female is not"—knowing the prisoners to be companions I apprehended Riley, between two and three o'clock, in Blue Anchor Yard, and told him the charge, he said that he knew nothing about it—the prosecutor said, through an interpreter, "That is the man who took the money out of my pocket."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Riley. Q.</hi> Was I standing at my door when you apprehended me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but I had seen you both together at a quarter to twelve.</p>
<hi rend="italic">McCarthy's Defence</hi>. One of the policemen threatened to lock me up for loitering about—I had not long been out of prison for eighteen months, and he knew I was a bad character.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted of larceny at Clerkenwell in</hi> 1865,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-30" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STERRY</persName> </hi>. I am an officer in the Royal Mint, and live there—the prisoner was a house servant in my employ—he left on 2nd January. On Thursday, 23rd January, I received a key from a constable—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—it is the key of my wine cellar—I had not missed it—I last saw it in my wife's davenport; that was where it was ordinarily kept.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> There is nothing about the key itself that makes you say it is yours.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes there is a mark on it (
<hi rend="italic">pointing it out</hi>) it is a dupli
<lb/>cate key—there were two keys of the wine cellar—this is one of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-31" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED CARTWRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Charlotte Street, Portland Place, and am porter at Shoolbred's, the linen drapers—the prisoner came to me on Sunday night, 28th December—he asked me to get him a lodging at the same part; where I was living, because he wanted to come up that way, as he was going to leave his situation at Mr. Sterry's—I had known him previously by seeing him and passing the morning—I got him a lodging at 22, Grafton Street, Tottenham Court Road, and on Wednesday, 22nd January, I went there to him—he asked me if I would spend an hour with him; I said I did not mind, and in the course of conversation he said he had a key belonging to Mr. Sterry's wine cellar, which he had in his pocket—he spoke about a secret, about, another key, the key of the davenport where Mrs. Sterry</p>
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<p>kept her money—he said he had not got it in his possession now, but pro
<lb/>vided I could get the cook to fetch out some wine with the key he had, and which he would give me, he would let me know where he had the secret key of the davenport hid in the house—Howard is the cook's name, he knew the name and so did I—he asked me if she could be trusted—I said I did not think she would do such a thing—he gave me the key; this is it—he told me the way she could use it, that it was to be put in the lock upside down and reverse it, and to be sure not to take it out until such time as the door was shut—I put the key in my pocket—I invited the prisoner home to dinner, and detained him all day, expecting to find out where thekey of the davenport was; I could not do so—and I left him about twelve o'clock and went straight to Albany Street Police Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What had you to do with the cook.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am keeping company with her, and have done so for the last twelve months, before she went to Mr. Sterry's—the prisoner had not been keeping company with her—I know Sarah the housemaid—I never said in her presence that I would lay wait for the prisoner and give him a sound thrashing; I am cer
<lb/>tain of that—when I went to the prisoner's lodging, I told him that I wanted to get into the police—I told him I was trying to get into the Berks police—I did not ask him to sign any paper for me—I produced a paper—it was after I told him I was going into the police that he told me this story about the key—this is the paper I had—the prisoner has signed it, recommending me to the police—I did not ask him to do so—he said he could very easily get it filled up for me—I said I did not require it, as I had gentlemen belonging to myself who would fill it up—I was not present when he signed this paper, I went out for some beer, leaving the paper on the table, and when I came back I found he had signed it—he said "I have put my name down, I dare say that will do"—I said "It will not do, you have hardly known me three months, and this says three years"—it was after I came back with the beer that he told me about the key—I left him at the corner of Weymouth Street, Charlotte Street, Portland Place—he told me he had found the key under a black board in the pantry—that was after
<lb/>wards, when he was at the police-station—he said it was very much like Mr. Sterry's key—he did not say that he intended to tell Mr. Sterry before he left, but he did not like to—he did not say that Sarah was present when he found it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-32" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC MOULDER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 43). On the morning of 23rd January, about half-an hour after midnight, Cartwright came and gave information to the acting inspector on duty, and from his instructions I went down to Leman Street station, and from instructions I received there I apprehended the prisoner about seven o'clock that same evening, at the corner of Devon
<lb/>shire Street and Charlotte Street—I told him I wanted him for the unlawful possession of a key belonging to Mr. Sterry—he said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you made inquiries about the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I found he had lived with the sister of Mr. Secretary Hardy, and in other respectable families.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-33" type="given" value="SARAH MARIA"/>SARAH MARIA STERRY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Sterry—the prisoner was in our service—he left on 2nd January—I missed a key from my davenport on 23rd January—this is the key—I can't tell when I last saw it safe, I have so many keys—I don't know how it went away—I examined my davenport on 30th September last, and suspected that somebody had been at it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many keys had you of the cellar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Five duplicate keys; they were in my davenport—I can't swear that I had seen this particular key within six months of the prisoner's being given into custody—the five keys were all tied together with a piece of string—I know this is one of the keys that was in my davenport, because it is exactly like the others; that is the only reason I have for knowing it—I have not got the other keys here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you missed any key of your davenport?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I have my own key of my davenport; there is only one key of it; that has not been missing at any time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STERRY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). There has been wine missing from the cellar, not before the prisoner left, because I had not examined the cellar; but I have examined since, and have missed thirteen bottles—I examined the cellar after the prisoner had been examined before the Magistrate; that was about three weeks after he had left me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680224-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680224-name-34" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-34" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH SOMERSET</persName> </hi>. I am in service at 1, Hanover Terrace, Notting Hill—I was fellow servant with the prisoner at Mr. Sterry's—in July I was helping him clean the pantry—a black, dirty board that was used to stand the hot water cans on was moved, and the prisoner picked up a key; this is it—I had not heard of any key being missed while I was there—neither of us knew to what lock it belonged—I know Sarah Howard, the cook—Cartwright was paying his addresses to her—I was in the kitchen when he threatened to give the prisoner a sound thrashing, and do him some harm if he possibly could, because he and the cook could not agree.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You saw this key found?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the prisoner asked what key it was—he did not know—it was in a very dirty state—if he had known what key it was, I am sure he would have told me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you leave the service?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On 2nd January, at the same time as the prisoner—I don't know what day it was we found the key; I know it was when Mr. and Mrs. Sterry were out of town—I left the service because Mrs. Sterry insisted upon my attending the Tower Church, which I objected to.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STERRY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). We left town on 13th August.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you had anything to drink that evening?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had three three's of brandy, that is all—I had not taken any malt for more than two years—I was not in the least intoxicated—I knew what I was about—there was nobody in the street at the first commencement of it, except the two men—several came up afterwards, when I hollowed out "Police" there might have been a dozen or more—I did not see anyone run away at the time I called out "Police;" I am certain of that—I did not say so before the Magistrate—I said that four of them had been to
<lb/>gether in the evening, and that two left them—I did not see anybody run away—William Smith struck me first with the hand he has got tied up—it was a violent blow—the watch was not taken out of my pocket—I am sure they laid hold of my chain.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-39" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman N</hi> 288). About half-past eleven on the 11th February, I heard a cry of "Police" in Baxter Road—I went up, and saw the prisoners and prosecutor, and a female without a bonnet, who I believe to be the prosecutor's wife—William Smith was given into my custody—the other prisoner came behind, as I was taking him to the sta
<lb/>tion, talking to a gentleman who was following up, until I met another constable, and he was then given into custody—I found eleven duplicates on William Smith—the prosecutor was not exactly sober; he had had a little, but he knew what he was about—I found his hat over in some railings—he was bleeding from the nose, and his eye was very much swollen—as we were going to the station, George Smith asked the prosecutor to have something to drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When the prosecutor gave William Smith into custody was it not for assaulting him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> And attempting to rob him—he made that charge in George Smith's presence—he could have heard it—I did not notice that the prisoners were not sober—there were six or seven persons there when I came up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-40" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ARMSTRONG</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 296). I took George Smith into custody—he said nothing—I had seen the two prisoners a short time before, at the top of Orchard Street, together—they were causing a dis
<lb/>turbance in a public-house—I had to fetch them out, and when they got outside they took off their jackets, pretending to fight—they were not drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-41" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). My wife came out of doors, hearing my voice—this happened close by where I live.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in another, and my pocket-book and a pair of spectacles—they tore my pocket from my coat in taking the things from me—I had had a glass of gin or two with a few friends, but I knew perfectly well what I was about,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Hunt. Q.</hi> Are you sure it was me that struck you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am—the policeman took you from me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you been in a public-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, with some private friends—I do not usually walk in the middle of the street when I am sober, but seeing two or three persons on the pavement, I supposed they might take advantage of me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 169). On Sunday morning, the 7th of February, about twenty minutes to one, I was on duty in Queen Street, Seven Dials, in plain clothes—I saw the prisoners there with several others standing on the kerb on the left-hand side of the street—I saw Davis walking down the middle of the street—Hunt left the pavement, walked into the middle of the street, and took a deliberate aim at him and struck him a violent blow on the nose—he staggered some six or seven yards back, then he over-recovered himself and fell on to his hands—Hunt walked back on to the pavement—while he was on the ground, Whelan walked off the pavement, took hold of his left arm, and said, "What a d—shame to use an old man like that"—as there was a large mob of thieves there I did not interfere, but I watched them—they took him in the direction of King Street, Long Acre—I crossed and got in front of them—at that moment Hunt came up and took hold of the prosecutor's right arm—Whelan was leading him along—they commenced shouting "Police" then—as they were leading him along, I saw Whelan's hand in the prosecutor's waistcoat pocket—some woman called out, "
<hi rend="italic">Mark the copper</hi>," which means that a policeman is coming—Whelan then ran away—I was about to pursue him, and a woman ran right in front of me and prevented me—seeing that he could run too fast, I stopped—a mob immediately gathered round, and Hunt was about shifting out of the crowd when 171 F came up and took him into custody—I afterwards went to the station and found Whelan in custody, and they were both charged—Davis had been drinking, but he knew perfectly well what he was about—he was sensible—I know the prisoners, and know them to be companions.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 171). I was on duty in King Street, Long Acre, on this morning—I heard shouts of "Police," and saw the pro
<lb/>secutor there and Hunt with him—Whelan was about forty yards off, in the crowd—the prosecutor gave Hunt into custody for assaulting him and assisting to rob him—I took him to the station—Whelan afterwards came to the station to inquire about him, and he was taken—I found on Hunt 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a knife—nothing was found on Whelan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hunt's Defence</hi>. I was going home at a quarter to one, and saw this man quite drunk, he could hardly walk—he fell on his nose—I picked him up and put him on his feet again out of kindness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Whelan's Defence</hi>. I was at my master's place, 15, White Lion Street, Seven Dials—I went there at ten minutes to twelve, and never came out till ten minutes to seven—I heard of this as I was going along King Street, and knowing a friend of Hunt's I went to the station to see if he was kept there, and the policeman stopped me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-50" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PETRE</persName> </hi>. I am a stoker on board the
<hi rend="italic">Laeda</hi>, lying at East Lane—the prisoner was a stoker on board the same ship—she runs to Oporto, in Portugal—on Friday morning, 7th February, about half-past nine, I missed my waistcoat, containing six sovereigns in a purse, and half-a-crown in a pocket by itself—the sovereigns were wrapped up in a piece of paper—one of them was a dragon sovereign—I had come on board the
<hi rend="italic">Laeda</hi> from Dieppe, a little after twelve that night, and I put my waistcoat in the head of my trunk in the forecastle—the prisoner's trunk was near mine—I gave the prisoner into custody on the Monday following—I saw his trousers examined, and five sovereigns wrapped in paper fonud in them—they were in two papers, one of the papers was like mine—I had changed a seovereign at Dieppe—the prisoner drew three or four shillings—I cannot say the exact amount—I know the trousers were his, because he claimed them and they were in his trunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Laeda</hi> left for Dieppe I let him have 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to forward to his wife—he did not ask me for it—he was going to send 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. himself, and I thought it was rather a small amount for his wife and family, and I added 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I had done so on several occasions—I saw him on his return from Dieppe; he then paid me the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and gave me a pound to send to his wife.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Thames Police Inspector</hi>.) The prisoner was given into my custody on the 10th of February—I asked what money he had in his possession; he said "16 or 18 shillings."—I then took him to the fore
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 981). About half-past one in the morning of 25th January I met the prisoner at Holborn Bars—I observed something bulky in an apron in front of him; he was wearing several aprons—I stopped him—I found that he had a clock in the apron—I took him to the station, and besides the clock I found four composing sticks, made of metal, three packets of bronze powder, three printer's aprons, which he was wearing, and five linen collars—he was about a quarter of a mile from the prosecutor's warehouse when I met him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY OF RECEIVING</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprisonment,</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">and then to find sureties to keep the peace for twelve months</hi> </rs>. </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and other sums of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18680224-224-offence-1 t18680224-name-64"/> Sidney Rossiter Sutton</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited</hi> </rs>. </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited</hi> </rs>. And </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18680224-230-offence-1 t18680224-name-74"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1868.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the florin on the mantel
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<hi rend="italic">Smith. Q.</hi> Did you ever see me in your house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not to my knowledge—you came in after Mr. Collinberg, and you were given into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 792). I was called into the Coach and Horses, and the prisoners were given into my custody, with three florins—Smith said that he did not know the woman—Sullivan had on the scarf she wears now—at the station Smith asked me if he could have the scarf the woman was wearing, as it was his, and his neck was cold—I refused to give it to him—I searched him, and found five shillings, four sixpences, and 1
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, good money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these two florins are bad—the others are bad, and from the same mould as the one picked up.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">Straight</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and handed me a half-crown—I gave him the loaf and the change—the shop was full—I thought the half-crown looked bad, and put it on a ledge by itself—I after
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you ever seen the prisoners before?
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant Y</hi> 17). On 31st January I received information, and found the prisoners opposite the White Horse, Edmonton, about a mile from Mr. Young's—my son was in advance of me—he followed them up, and when I got within a yard or two of them they turned round and faced me—I saw a motion, stepped forward, and siezed Boulton—another constable siezed Mumford—I saw Boulton's left hand go backwards from him, and heard something fall—I said, "See what they have thrown away"—my son picked up something, and held it up to me, but I could not see what it was—I told Boulton he was charged with uttering counterfeit coin—he said, "You are mistaken"—we took them to the station, where my son handed me this glove (
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and a Hanoverian medal in his purse, and 4½
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper in his waistcoat pocket—he had this old cap in his pocket, some loose paper, and part of a half-quartern loaf—he said, in Mumford's presence, "Mind you, I had none of that; I am innocent of this"—I found on Mumford 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, all good—I received this half-crown (
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-86" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM HOWLETT</persName> </hi>. I am a son of the last witness—he sent me after the prisoners—I saw them coming towards me, and turned round and followed them to the White Horse—they were talking together—when the prisoners were taken I picked up this glove, tied up—I touched Boulton in picking it up—I have heard what my father has stated, it is correct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the two policemen catch hold of Boulton.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and I saw it fall.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">T</hi>., returned with him, and saw Wood going towards Battersea Bridge—I pointed her out, and took Duggan by the throat—the constable took the women.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-94" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT COLE</persName> </hi>. My husband is a waterman—Harrison pointed out Cook and Wood to me, and I saw them join and stand talking for a few minutes—when they got to Sun Street, Cook said to Wood "I have not ab—y shilling"—I saw Cook as if giving something to Wood, and they went on together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you near Sun Court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was close by it—Wood had entered the Court—she and Cook had the opportunity of seeing me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-95" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN CASTRO</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 112). Harrison pointed out the three prisoners to me, and as soon as they saw me they separated—Wood went on to Battersea Bridge—I went after her and caught her in my arms, in the act of throwing something into the river, whch dropped from her hand—I picked it up, it was seven counterfeit shillings, separately wrapped in paper—I then took Cook and told her the charge—she said nothing—I searched Duggan at the station, and found 2 ½
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper in a purse, and two pawn tickets—an ounce of sugar, a packet of pins, and a gold eyeglass were found by the female searcher, who said in the female prisoners' presence that they were found on them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Duggan's Defence</hi>. I was going towards Battersea—I do not know either of the women.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-233-18680224 t18680224-233-punishment-17"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment each</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<lb/>lawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<p>Kingsland Road—I gave them the change, and they left together—I afterwards spoke to Mr. Payne.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Newman</hi>. I had no half-crown; it was a florin.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. It was a half-crown, and you took it back and said that you knew where you took it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-100" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I live at 40, The Terrace, Upper Clapton—on 5th January I was in the Weaver's Arms parlour and saw the prisoners at the bar, and went out after them in consequence of what Mrs. Hobbs said. I followed them to Serjeant's the hairdressers—Newman went in, Godwin was on the other side—Newman came out, and crossed the road to Godwin, and they walked on—I went into Mr. Serjeant's and then followed them to Mrs. Thorpe's—Godwin went in there, and Newman stopped outside—Godwin came out and joined Newman—I spoke to Mrs. Thorpe, and when I came out Newman had gone over to Glover's, and Godwin was on the other side—Newman came out and joined Godwin, and I followed them to the Ro
<lb/>chester Castle—Newman went in and Godwin remained outside—I spoke to two constables, and N 49 took Godwin outside—I told him, in her presence, that he had better take her for passing bad money—she said nothing—I went inside with N 249—Newman was at the bar, and I said "That is the the other one, take her likewise for passing bad money"—she said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES SERJEANT</hi>. I am a hairdresser, at 7, Abney Park Terrace, Stoke Newington—on 25th January Newman came in for a row of beads, which came to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a half-crown, the date was 1818—I gave her the change and she left—I put the half-crown in my purse—it was the only one there—I looked at it when Payne spoke to me, and found it was bad—I went out with him, followed the prisoners, and saw Newman go into Mrs. Stone's shop—after she came out I went in, and Miss Hodgins opened the till, and showed me a bad half-crown—I marked it, and gave it to the police.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680224-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680224-name-101" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-101" type="surname" value="THORPE"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-101" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA THORPE</persName> </hi>. I keep a fancy shop, at 7, High Street, Stoke Newing
<lb/>ton—on 25th January Godwin came in and bought this doll (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and gave me a half-crown—I gave her the change and put it in the till—there was no other half-crown there—she left—Payne came in—I found the half-crown was bad, marked it and gave it to N 249.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Godwin. Q.</hi> Was it passed to anybody else.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but I did not lose sight of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680224-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680224-name-102" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-102" type="given" value="LATITIA"/>LATITIA HODGINS</persName> </hi>. I am at Mrs. Stone's, baby linen shop, High Street, Stoke Newington—on 25th January Newman came in for a packet of violet powder, which came to fivepence-halfpenny—she gave me a half-crown, and I gave her change—I put it in the copper part of the till by mistake, and then took it and put it with the silver—it was on the top—almost as soon as she went out Serjeant came in—I took up the bowl out of the till and told him it was the top one—I am quite sure he took out the one Newman gave me—this is the powder (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Newman. Q.</hi> Did you not rake the money over to find two shillings?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but it was among the copper then—I do not know how many half-crowns were in the bowl.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680224-name-103" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-103" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-103" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EDWARDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 49). I took Godwin, and told her it was for being concerned with another woman in uttering counterfeit coin—she wanted to know who the other woman was. I pointed Newman out to her, coming out of the Rochester Castle—she said "I do not know her"—I took her to the station and received from the Inspector, in her presence, a bag containing these black beads, doll, and violet powder—she gave up a purse containing 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 249). I took Newman at the Rochester Castle and told her the charge—she merely nodded her head—I took her to the station, and received from the searcher a paper containing a half-crown, a florin, a sixpence, and fivepence farthing in copper—When I put the prisoners into the dock at the station, Godwin said to Newman "Hold your noise and say nothing"—I received these two bad half-crowns from Mr. Serjeant and this other from Mrs. Thorpe.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5¼
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and on Godwin a string of beads, and this doll, a large key, and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES SERJEANT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>.) These beads are what I supplied to Newman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-106" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad, and two of them are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Newman's Defence</hi>. None of them were marked till they were mixed, and it is impossible to say it is the same piece.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Godwin's Defence</hi>. She only knows me by my voice—two persons' voices may be alike—she does not positively swear to me.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEWMAN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">She was further charged with having been convicted of a like offence in</hi> 1865,
<hi rend="italic">to which she</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—**
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-234-18680224 t18680224-234-punishment-18"/>Five Years Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">GODWIN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-234-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">She was further charged with having been convicted of a like offence at the same time</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-107" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BUSAIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 26). I produce a certificate of both prisoners' conviction—Godwin then gave the name of Newman, but she is the same person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-108" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES EASON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 342). I was present at the two prisoners' former trial—Godwin was convicted in the name of Elizabeth Newman the younger; they are mother and daughter.
<hi rend="largeCaps">GODWIN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-234-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-234-18680224 t18680224-234-punishment-19"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18680224-235-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>to embezzling the sums of 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 63
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., also other sums, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18680224-235-offence-1 t18680224-name-110"/>Robert Jones</persName> and others, his masters.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character. Strongly recommended to mercy, by the Prosecutors</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KATE CAMERON</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-112" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BOYCE</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the British Stores public-house, St. John's Wood—on the 31st of January I served the prisoner with three-pennyworth of brandy—she tendered a bad florin—I bent it, and gave it to my mistress, who asked the prisoner where she took it—she said that she did not know—she paid with a good sixpence, and left—I identified her that evening at the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-113" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MARHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer—Mrs. Morris pointed out the prisoner to me—I followed her and saw Clark take her in custody—I received this florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Mrs. Morris, which I handed to Clark, and got back from the inspector.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How far did you follow me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nearly a mile—you went into the Eyre Arms and into the Knight of St. John—a man who afterwards said he was your husband was at the Eyre Arms.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 255). I took the prisoner in the</p>
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<p>Adelaide Road, and told her the charge—she said that she knew nothing of it—I took from her hand a purse containing two threepenny pieces and a bad florin—I told her it was bad—she made no answer—a man was taken, but was discharged—I was in the passage at the time—I did not hear him say anything about her being his wife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-115" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-115" type="surname" value="FEVER"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-115" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH FEVER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Fever—I searched the prisoner at the station, and found eleven bad florins wrapped in a piece of paper, with paper between each coin—she said "Oh, they are bad ones;" I said "Yes, I know they are."—I gave them to the inspector.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-116" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DODSWORTH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector S</hi>). I received these eleven bad florins from the searcher, and this one from Marham.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680224-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680224-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These twelve florins are bad, and two of them are from the same mould as the one uttered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I did not know the florin was bad—I had taken a good deal to drink—I picked up a brown paper parcel, in an enclosure in Baker Street, containing these florins—I did not put them all in my purse, because I intended to let my husband know it—when I found they were bad I did not throw them away, as anybody else might pick them up, but intended to take them home and put them in the fire.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-118" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID CLARK</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">She was further charged of having been before convicted of a like offence at this Court in the name of Charlotte King, in January</hi>, 1867,
<hi rend="italic">to which she</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I</p>
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<p>bent it in the prisoners' presence and said that it was bad—Lewis began to cry, and said "Oh let me go"—I said "No, I cannot; I have followed you from another shop"—I afterwards received another shilling from the female searcher, and a third from a shop in Stingo Lane, where I saw them go in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-126" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE LANNING</persName> </hi>. I am searcher at John Street Station—I searched Lewis but found nothing—I took off Vickers' dress, shook it, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. fell out—I asked her where it came from, she said from her pocket—I picked it up, it was bad, and I gave it to D 24.—I found some Berlin wool on her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three shillings are all bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Vickers's Defence</hi>. I was not aware they were bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lewis's Defence</hi>. My father gave me 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to go to the play—I met Vickers and two young men—she said she had got 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but would not tell me where she got them—I went with her—I had no idea they were bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680224-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680224-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-128" type="surname" value="LEWIS"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am Lewis's father—I gave her 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to go to the theatre, and Vickers came and fetched her out—she has always been a good girl—but Vickers is always fetching her out.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-237-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t18680224-237-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury, believing her to be the agent of Lewis. </hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1868.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before, Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he wanted some more goods, and I refused to credit him—he said he had 51
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. owing to him by Mr. Toby, and if I would let him have the goods he would bring me the money back—I then let him have goods to the amount of about 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but he had goods almost every day after that—I let him have</p>
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<p>them, because I thought he would bring me the money back; he did bring me a part of it, perhaps half of it—I continued to supply him with goods up to about the middle of January, altogether to the amount of nearly 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of that he paid me nearly 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OPPENHEIM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here withdrew from the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<persName id="t18680224-name-141" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-141" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PRIOR</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman and manager to Mrs. Burt, of 10, Aldermanbury; she is in the stuff and fancy dress trade—on the 31st January last, the prisoner came into the warehouse, in the usual way that he had done many times before, and said, "I have called for a sheet of goods for Mr. Johnson"—I gave it to him; it contained fancy mohair dresses, about 1280 yards, to the amount of about 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I gave him the goods, because we had been in the habit of doing it for years in that way to carriers—Johnson is our carman, and has been for years—he sends his man round to inquire if we have got goods, and in the afternoon he sends for them and we deliver them, with an invoice and a note for the customer to sign—I never saw these goods again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time of day was this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should think near three o'clock; I do not say to half an hour—we never take receipts from the carman; we give them receipts to get signed and bring back to us—Johnson has four or five carmen coming to our place—I had known the prisoner for a long time in Johnson's employ.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-142" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a master carman, of 136, Milk Street, Cheapside—I have been employed by Mrs. Brett for some years—the prisoner was in my employment, but I discharged him about three weeks before the 31st January—he did not bring me any goods on that day, and I gave him no authority to get any.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you tell the prosecutor where to find him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-143" type="given" value="DAUSIN"/>DAUSIN POOLE</persName> </hi>. I was in the service of Mrs. Brett on 31st January—I saw the prisoner that day at the warehouse—he came in and asked if there was a sheet for Johnson—I said, "Yes"—a little while after he came in again and asked if anybody had been—I said, "No"—he said, "They will be here directly"—I have no doubt the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is this the first time you have given your evidence?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I was before the Magistrate, but they only asked me a question—I do not know whether it was taken down—this was about half-past two—I can't say the time exactly; it was after dinner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-144" type="given" value="ROGER"/>ROGER MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, at 224, Upper Street, Islington—pre
<lb/>viously to 31st January, I ordered some fancy mohairs from Mrs. Brett—I did not receive any on that day, or since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-145" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HEWITSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on 6th February—I told him he might consider himself in custody, as I was a police officer, for obtaining a sheet of goods from No. 10, Alderman
<lb/>bury—he said, "I know nothing about it"—I said, "Mr. Prior says you are the man"—he said, "That is a lie, I know"—I asked him where he was on Friday, the 31st—he said, "Hanging about."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the following witnesses for the Defence</hi>:—</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-146" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SPIERS</persName> </hi>. I live in Milton Street, City, and am a harness maker—I have known the prisoner about two and a half years—I remember Friday, 31st of last month, well—I saw the prisoner on that day—he came to my house about ten minutes or a quarter past one, while I was at my dinner—I left at two, to go back to my business—I asked him to stop, as it was a dull, miserable day—I returned at five, and found him I might say, in the same position as when I left him—I left my wife and daughter there with him—I know this was on the 31st, because he had stated to me the day previous that he had an engagement to go to a new place on the Saturday, meaning the 1st February.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Used he often to come to your house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Some
<lb/>times once or twice a week, or three times—he came first merely as a friend—for the last three weeks, while he was out of employment, he did not come more frequently—I heard of his being in trouble the same day he was taken, that was on the 6th—I remembered then that he was with me on the 31st—I gave evidence before the Magistrate—the prisoner is no relation of mine, only a friend.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-147" type="surname" value="SPIERS"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-147" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA SPIERS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—I know the prisoner—I remember his being at our house on 31st January, at a few minutes after one—my husband came in at the time, and went away a few minutes after two—the prisoner remained till a quarter-past six in the evening—he did not leave my premises all that time; I am certain of that—I recollect it was on the 31st, because of words that transpired between my husband and the prisoner—he was going to his new situation on the Saturday morning, 1st February.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How far is your place from Mrs. Brett's, in Alder
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is just across the bottom of Milton Street—I don't think it is two minutes' walk—the prisoner was at our house two or three times a week—I noticed the time he came on the 31st, because my husband came in exactly at one o'clock—the prisoner did not come any other day at dinner time, he has been of an evening—I was in the same room with him all the time he was there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you give evidence before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I am certain of the day, because he said he was going to his new situation next day</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-148" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA SPIERS, JUN</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness—I remember the 31st January quite well—I know the prisoner—I saw him on that day, at a few minutes after one—my father went away after his dinner—the prisoner remained at our house till a quarter-past six—I was in the same room with him all the time—he did not leave the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you sure of the time he arrived at your father's house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, about a quarter-past one, as near as could be; it was not half-past—I was in the room all the time, up to six.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-151" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SHELSTONE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Keysall & Co., Pbilpot Lane—on 29th January I made up a parcel of goods to go to Mr. Halson, of</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-153" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WILLIS</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Keysall & Co.—on 29th January I marked some cheeses with the letter "H, "—this produced is one of them—it is marked with the initial of the customer's name, Halson.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-154" type="given" value="ARTHUR WILLIAM"/>ARTHUR WILLIAM SLIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a checker in the Mint Street Station—on 29th January I received some cheeses from Soar and placed them in the railway cart 7124, to go to Hitchin—I did not count them, all I did was to push on what the carman delivered to me—I usually count the goods, but on account of my leaving I left a man to count them—he said he thought there were only nineteen on the following morning, but he could not give me a decided answer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-155" type="given" value="CHISTOPHER"/>CHISTOPHER SHAPLAND</persName> </hi>. I am foreman and porter at the Hitchin Station, in the employment of the Great Northern Railway Company—on 30th January, about half-past eight, a.m., I checked off the cheeses that came down from London in cart 7124—there were only nineteen—they were similar to the one produced, and bore the same mark—I expected to have received twenty.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-156" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-156" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at 9, Henry Street, Kent Road, Borough—the prisoner is a stranger to me—on 29th January I was in Cross Lane—the prisoner came to me and offered me a cheese for 2
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-157" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BALDWIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 737). On 29th January, a few minutes past six in the evening, from information, I went to Cross Lane, St. Mary—at Hill, and in a public-house I saw the prisoner—there was a cheese under the seat—I asked if it belonged to him, and where he got it—he said it did not belong to him; he knew nothing about it—I said "You were offering it for sale just now in Cross Lane; you must give me some account of it."—Thomas said "Why you offered it to me for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—the prisoner said "A man gave it me to sell for him for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I said "Where is the man?"—he said he did not know—I said "Where were you going to meet him to pay him the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.?"—he said he did not know—I did not know anything about the loss of the cheese at that time—I made inquiries, and found it belonged to Mr. Keysall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. A man came up and asked me if I would buy it—I said No; but I would go and sell it for him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 92). On the afternoon of 10th February, about two o'clock, I was on Tower Hill—there was a crowd there—I saw the prisoner, and heard a gentleman say, "You have got something in your pocket that does not belong to you."—I took hold of the prisoner—he said, "Did you see me take it?"—the gentleman said "No."—I searched the prisoner, and found this purse (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on him—I opened it, and he saw what was in it—I said, "What is in the purse?"—he said, "Some papers belonging to my mother"—there were ten duplicates in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I say, at the time the gentleman said "You have got something in your pocket," that I picked it up out of the gutter.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; you said the papers belonged to your mother.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-161" type="given" value="FERDINAND"/>FERDINAND JAGER</persName> </hi>. On 10th February I was on Tower Hill, and saw the prisoner with three or four others, they gave me some suspicion—I saw a party standing beside me go before some ladies and gentlemen—all at once he came to the prisoner and wanted to hand something to him, he did not take it quickly enough, and the other party put it in his pocket—I heard some one call out "Slip," and they separated—I laid hold of the prisoner and said, "Hollo, young man, you have something in your pocket that does not belong to you"—someone behind me gave me a knock in the neck—I looked round, but he ran off—I told the policeman the man must have known it was put in his pocket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-162" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Jeremiah Sullivan—about two o'clock in the afternoon of 10th February I was on Tower Hill, and missed my purse—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—the duplicates in it are mine—they were safe at one o'clock—I did not feel it taken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">wished to find the prisoner Guilty of receiving, but there being no Count for receiving</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COUR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">directed a verdict of Not Guilty, and ordered another bill for receiving to be preferred</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 25, 1868.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 366). From information I received, I went to the dust yard about noon, and saw Daniels about thirty yards from the yard—I told him I wanted him far being concerned with other boys in breaking into Mr. Bradshaw's shop—he said that he did not break in, but he went down to the dust yard about half-past five and helped to eat the things that the other boys had stolen from Mrs. Brad
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate:—Daniels says</hi>, "I had no
<lb/>thing at all to do with it, they gave me some bread and cheese, and I had it."
<hi rend="italic">Turner</hi> says, "I had nothing at all to do with it, I never knew they had broken into the shop."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">TURNER</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOIR</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FLOOD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-192" type="given" value="ENOCH"/>ENOCH EMERY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 653). On 10th February about 5.30, I was near Peel's Statue, Cheapside, and saw the prisoner and a man not in custody—I followed them down Aldersgate Street to Long Lane, and back to 85, Newgate Street, Mr. Grossmith's, where the prisoner went in, leaving his companion at the door—he came out with this packing case on his shoulder, and I followed them to Bull and Mouth Street—they walked quick, and the one not in custody said "There is some one on to us," and ran away—the prisoner pitched the packing case at me off his shoulder and ran away, I followed him, calling "Stop thief," a gentleman in Little Britain, knocked him down and I assisted him up—I had not lost sight of him—he said "What do you want with me, I am porter to the gentleman I was with"—I took him in charge, searched him, but found nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined:—Q.</hi> Was the other man looking back?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Constantly—I have no doubt that he knew me—he was quite a boy to look at, almost a head shorter than the prisoner—he wore a dark coat and a</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-193" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH VAIL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Talfourd, a trimming seller, 83, Newgate Street—on 10th February I met the prisoner coming out of the passage leading to the prosecutor's warehouse, with this case on his shoulder—another shorter man was with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-194" type="given" value="JOHN LIPSCOMBE"/>JOHN LIPSCOMBE GROSSMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Grossmith & Sons, of 85, Newgate Street—this packing case is ours—we missed it on the evening of 10th February, between five and six o'clock—it contains two gallons of perfumed water, a box of broken glass, and some pieces of wood—it is a dummy which we put there in consequence of having lost another case, for which a prisoner (
<hi rend="italic">James Anderson</hi>) has been sentenced this morning—it is worth about 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-253-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1868.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Willes</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>, Q.C.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEASLEY</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-197" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CHOWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi> 5). On Saturday, 18th January, I went with a brother constable, named Chamberlain, to 26, Sidmouth Street, Gray's Inn Road—I had received information from my superintendent to apprehend Clancy as a deserter, but not to be charged until further directions—I watched outside 26, Sidmouth Street—about five minutes past seven in the evening, the prisoner came out of the house, and we followed him to Tottenham Court Road, then to the corner of Bedford Street, where he crossed the road and went and looked in a brush shop immediately opposite Bedford Street—I was on his left side, and Chamberlain on his right—I asked him if his name was Clancy—he said, "I don't know you"—I then asked him again if his name was Clancy—he said, "No, my name is Reed"—I asked him where he lived—he said, "In Great College Street, Camden Town"—I asked him if he had just left there—he said, "Yes, and I have come by the way of the Gray's Inn Road"—I said, "I shall take you into custody for being a deserter from the Royal Engineers"—we were both in plain clothes—he immediately tripped up my heels with a stick or umbrella between my legs, and threw me down on the kerb—when I got up, I saw him running along Bedford Street as fast as he could, and Chamberlain following him towards Bedford Square—I cried, "Stop thief," and at the end of Bedford Street, turning round the south side of the square, I cried "Stop thief"—he deliberately turned round; I saw his face plainly, and I heard something whizz by like a bullet close by my hair—I then saw a flash and heard a loud report—I was about fifteen or twenty yards from him—Chamberlain was nearer to the prisoner than me, but more to the left, running across—the prisoner turned to the right, and ran round the railings of the square towards the left—after running a short distance further, he turned to the left—I had gained ground on him by that time,</p>
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<lb/>berlain fell; he was about twelve yards from him when he fired the shot—when he fired the second shot I saw something shining in his hand like a revolver—I saw his face blaze from the flash of the revolver at that time—I still ran after the prisoner, crying, "Stop thief"—Chamberlain got up again and also ran after him—we pursued him some distance further, and Cham
<lb/>berlain got within five or six yards of him—he was stopped by a coachman, named John Hurst—just at that time Chamberlain caught him up, and while doing so, I heard another report of the revolver and saw a flash—when I got up, the prisoner was on the ground—I saw Chamberlain strike him on the head with the butt end of the revolver—Chamberlain's face was blackened from the powder; his whiskers and hair were singed from the flash of the powder—one of the bystanders said to the prisoner, "You rascal, did you intend to shoot me? what did you want to shoot me for?"—he said, "I did not intend to shoot you"—he was asked who he intended to shoot, and he nodded to Chamberlain—he was taken in custody—I kept him on the ground until we got sufficient strength to take him to the station—I was much exhausted—I walked on one side of him to the station, and some
<lb/>body else on the other, and Chamberlain behind—on the way to the station the prisoner said, "Are you two police officers?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "Well, I think I fought a very good battle in a very fair duel; I am only sorry I have not got payment for it"—I saw the pistol produced by Cham
<lb/>berlain at the station; it was a revolver with six chambers, three of them were loaded and three had been discharged—it appears that the revolver did not revolve properly at the time, it passed out here—this pin projected and caught the last bullet—I know that it is one of the bullets he is supposed to have fired on this occasion, because if the bullet had been there before, the barrel could not have revolved at the two first fires—I searched the prisoner at the station, and took from him three keys—I accompanied my superin
<lb/>tendent and inspector with them to the address in Sidmouth Street and made a search—they opened one drawer of a chest of drawers in the room—the inspector found some things; I did not see them all—I found some powder and other things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I understand that you and the other officer were watching in front of his house the whole day.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not follow him immediately he came out—I had gone perhaps fifty yards before we commenced to follow him—we followed him about a mile—I think he turned round once when he got into Regent Square—I will not say that he saw us following—he turned round once when he first came out of the house—I do not think he turned round while we were following—I first spoke to him about a mile from the house—I did not tell him I was an officer at first—I told him that when I said I should take him in custody for being a deserter—that was before any shot was fired at all—the shot was not fired until he had ran about 200 yards—he was about fifteen or twenty yards from me when he fired—it was about eight o'clock in the evening, it was dark—he turned deliberately round and fired at me—he fired immediately he turned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-198" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHAMBERLAIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 163). I was with Chown, watching the house in Sidmouth Street, and saw the prisoner come out—we followed him through Regent Square to Tottenham Court Road—he had got about fifty or sixty yards before we began to follow him—he looked round when he came out at the door, then he went in the direction of Tottenham Court</p>
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<p>Road, and we followed him—we came up to him at the end of Bedford Street, Tottenham Court Road—Chown asked him if his name was Clancy—he said, "I don't know you"—he asked him again, and he said, "No, my name is Reed, and I live at Great College Street, Camden Town—Chown then said, "We are two officers, and shall take you into custody for being a deserter from the sappers," or "engineers," I do not know which—almost before he said the words, the prisoner put his umbrella between his legs and tripped him up, and ran away—I followed him; but just as I started, two gentlemen came in front of me, just between us two—the gentlemen stopped me a minute or two from running after him, and then I pursued him—he ran into Bedford Square and turned to the right—I saw Chown follow him—he was just behind me, at my right, rather nearer to him than Chown—I was on his left—after he had run about fifteen yards past the corner of the square, he turned to the right and fired at Sergeant Chown, who was about fifteen or twenty yards from him—I heard the report, and saw the flash as well—I was within four or five yards of him when he started—he then turned back and started off again, and gained ground of me—he ran about forty or fifty yards, then turned round to the left and fired at me—just at that time I stepped in a gully-hole and almost fell down, near a railing—I was ten or twelve yards from him—he was in the road, a little in advance of me—I think my falling in the gully-hole was the only thing that saved me—I saw the flash—Chown was following—I got up, and he gained ground of me again for a short distance; then I gained ground on him very fast—it appeared that he could not run very much after that—he was turning round to the left—I was within five or seven yards—he was just in the act of turning again, and I saw Hurst coming up—I called to him, and he caught hold of him and twisted him round to the road, and by that time I bad got hold of him—I tripped him, and just as he was in the act of falling, I saw a revolver in his right hand—I had got hold of him by the right shoulder with my left hand, and saw the revolver straight up, close by my ear—I caught hold of it with my right hand and pressed it, so, and just at that moment, I was slipping at the time, it went off, exploded—seven, eight, or ten persons were present at the time it went off—he had then hold of the handle of it, though I had hold of the barrel, and the coachman was going to take hold of it at the time—I did not feel the shot, but it blackened my face and whiskers, and my coat was scorched by the powder—it looked blue—I took the revolver out of his hand, and struck him on the head with it twice—a gentleman who has a shop in Endell Street came up while he was still on the ground, who said, "You rascal, did you intend to shoot me?"—he said, "No"—just as he was getting up, he said, "I did not intend to shoot you; it was him, calling to me"—he said, "No harm," nodding towards me; I could not exactly catch the words—I went with him to the station, and had hold of him a short distance—some gentlemen came up and assisted—on the way to the station, I heard him say something about having fought a good battle—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the revolver I took from the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you in Court when Chown was examined?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Part of the time—we followed the prisoner nearly a mile—he turned round when he came out of the house; he may have seen me then—he might have turned round while we were following him—I did not see him, and cannot say whether he did or not—when he fired at Chown I was about fourteen or fifteen yards from the prisoner, to the left—I was nearer</p>
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<p>than Chown, but not above a yard or so—when he fired at me I was ten or fourteen yards from him; I should not think it was more.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-199" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HURST</persName> </hi>. On 18th January, about eight in the evening, I was passing through Bedford Square—I heard the report of a pistol, and I believe I heard a cry of "Stop thief," or "Stop murderer," or something of that sort—I turned round, and the prisoner ran up to me—I caught hold of his collar, but he swung himself from me—I seized him again a second time, in the road, and at that instant he fired—Chamberlain came up, and we took him between us—he was thrown into the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say that just as you seized him the second time he fired?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—when I caught hold of the revolver and it went off that was the third occasion, the shot that was fired at Chamberlain.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many shots did you hear altogether?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two shots fired—the pistol only went off twice to my knowledge—I never saw Cham
<lb/>berlain at the moment the second shot was fired; he came up directly afterwards—I heard two shots only, I cannot answer for another—I did not take hold of the revolver—I was standing at his left side—I had hold of his left collar, and the revolver was in his right hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-200" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I am a serjeant of the Royal Engineers—I enlisted Clancy on 26th October, 1864, in the name of Patrick James Clancy—he remained till January, 1866, when he deserted from Chatham.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know anything of him in the service?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; after he was finally approved of in London he was sent to head
<lb/>quarters in Chatham—I saw him once or twice during the time he used to come up on leave, but nothing further.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-201" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COTTERELL</persName> </hi>. I am a serjeant in the Royal Engineers I know the prisoner; he was in my corps.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know him for any length of time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; for a twelvemonth: he was a good soldier—I was drill instructor at the time he passed—he was very clean, and behaved himself in the most respectable manner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680224-name-202" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK PURDAY</persName> </hi>. I am colour-serjeant in the Royal Engineers—the prisoner was in the 35th company up to 1st January, 1866—he deserted from the corps that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Can you tell me what his age was at the time he enlisted?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About nineteen, twenty, or twenty-one—I am not certain—I should think he was twenty when he deserted—he was in the service above two years, I think.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>). I came up when Hurst seized the prisoner—I did not see him seize him, as there were three of them round him—I was a few yards from him when the pistol went off—it was point uppermost, I think—I think I said before the Magistrate that it was pointed up in the air.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In what position was Chambers with reference to him at the time you say the pistol was pointed up in the sir?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were all round him when I came up—neither of them was on the ground when I got up—the prisoner was on his feet when the shot was fired.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is this a correct account of it, "He was standing up at the time: the pistol was pointed up in the air: it was not pointed at any one from what I could see in the distance."—
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Thomas Bird, manager of the Clerkenwell News, Mr. Turnstall, a news manager</hi>,.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and John Kew Cross, printer of the Morning Star, gave the prisoner a good character</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">awarded</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">each to Chown, Chamberlain, and Hurst</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1868.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN TURPIN</hi> (44)</persName>,
<rs id="t18680224-255-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18680224-255-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-255-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> Feloniously forging and uttering a Bill of Exchange for 58
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud, Smart having been before convicted,</rs> to which
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMART</hi>
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<interp inst="t18680224-255-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-255-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs> (
<hi rend="italic">see next case</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680224-name-206" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680224-name-206" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-206" type="surname" value="JACOBS"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-206" type="given" value="MOSES"/>MOSES JACOBS</persName> </hi>. I am a cane and fibre merchant, in partnership with Mr. Solomons, at 61, Sun Street, Bishopsgate Street—In October, 1865, I met Smart, and after some conversation he came to my place of business, and I ultimately supplied him with some goods—he gave me a bill for 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., there was about 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. due from him for the goods, and I gave him the rest of the bill in cash—he afterwards bought more goods and paid in cash—some little time afterwardshe bought more goods, and showed me a bill for 58
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. which I thought was too large, but after some conversation I was induced to take it—I gave him some cash, I forget how much, and the rest in goods—the bills were afterwards presented and returned to me with
<lb/>out my getting any cash—I then went in search of Smart's establishment, in Hoxton, and found it shut up—Turpin has dealt at our place, but I did not see him in this transaction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Turpin. Q.</hi> Did not I always pay for what I had?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; you came to me and told me you knew where Smart was, and would find him out, but you did not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did Turpin say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> "Do you want to find Smart; I can find him for you if you will pay me for it"—I did not say that I was willing to pay him, and he did not find him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680224-name-207" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680224-name-207" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-207" type="surname" value="MANSON"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-207" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MANSON</persName> </hi>. I am a brush manufacturer, of 28, South Street, Manchester Square—Smart has dealt with me—these two bills, accepted by John Parson & Son, are not my writing, or my partner's—we never gave a bill in our lives, we pay cash for everything.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680224-name-208" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680224-name-208" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-208" type="surname" value="GILES"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-208" type="given" value="ESTHER MARIA"/>ESTHER MARIA GILES</persName> </hi>. I am Smart's daughter—his real name is Sidney Giles—I remember his having a shop at 101, High Street, Hoxton, a brush, manufactory—Turpin came there occasionally—my mother married his brother before she married Giles—I have seen Turpin with these bills—I think the whole of these two is in his writing—he very frequently did writing for my father—my father sometimes went by the name of Stevens—Turpin knew him as Smart as well—I believe Turpin sold some of the fibre that came in from Jacobs and Solomons', to Mr. Griffin—he told my father so—the endorsement, "George Stevens" on the 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bill, is my father's writing, and the body of the bill is Turpin's writing, and the same on the other bill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Turpin. Q.</hi> Whose writing do you believe the acceptance to be?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—I swear that the body of the bill resembles your writing—we lived at Hoxton at Christmas 1867—I believe I went to the shop there, and</p>
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<p>lived there two or three weeks—I did not see you there—we next went to Homorton, and lived there two or three weeks—I did not see you there, but you used to go out with my father—you came to see us at Notting Hill last June.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you see him next after leaving Hoxton?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I went out with my father and met him—that was two or three weeks after we left Hoxton.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Before you went to Hoxton, had Turpin known your father?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I had seen him—Bromley was one place we lived at before we went to Hoxton—my father went by the name of Keeles there—we also lived at Wapping Wall, where he went by the name of Talfrey—Turpin did writing for my father there, in June and July last year—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is Turpin's writing; I will not be sure who wrote the name of Talfrey—I was present when Turpin wrote this, but did not see my father sign it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680224-name-209" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680224-name-209" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-209" type="surname" value="FULLER"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-209" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FULLER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Admiral Keppel, High Street, Hoxton—the shop next door was kept by Smart in 1864—I had been in the habit of lending him various sums of money, and he gave me this bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he had given me a bill previously for 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which he took up before it became due—he ultimately gave me this bill, and I gave him the money on it—Turpin was in almost daily communication with him—Smart intro
<lb/>duced him to me as his clerk, who did his writing—Smart went by the name of George Stephens—they seemed intimate, and were very friendly—when I went to realize the bill it was returned to me, and I got no money on it—Turpin did not leave the neighbourhood, but he was in constant communication with Stephens, and I never saw them again till they were in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Turpin. Q.</hi> Did you have any trouble to find me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, a great deal; I was three weeks with two detectives and could not find you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680224-name-210" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680224-name-210" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-210" type="surname" value="KITSON"/>
<interp inst="t18680224-name-210" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT KITSON</persName> </hi>. I know Turpin, and know his writing—these three bills and this cheque are in his writing, the body of them and the acceptance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Turpin. Q.</hi> How many times have you seen me write?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Once—I swear to the body, and the signature "John Stephenson," and the acceptance—I saw you write this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and from that I am able to swear to this acceptance—the "Robert Talfrey" on the cheque is your writing—I took a cheque, in the name of Talfrey, for the amount of my debt—the writing is your's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> After the cheque was given, did he write the order for a gold watch in your presence?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I was