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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, June 8th, 1868, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLIN BLACKBURN</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILLERY PIGOTT</hi>, Knt, one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DUKE</persName> </hi>, Bart, Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</hi>, Bart., F.S.A.,
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARTER</persName> </hi>, Esq., F.A.S. and F.R.A.S., Sir
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-3" type="given" value="BENJAMIN SAMUEL"/>BENJAMIN SAMUEL PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, Knt, Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH CAUSTON</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS CHAMBERS</hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq., L.L.D., Judge of the Sheriff's 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="t18680608-name-4" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM MC ARTHUR</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheiffs</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SEPTIMUS DAVIDSON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES MILLS ROCHE</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheiffs</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-5" type="given" value="ALLEN, MAYOR EIGHTH"/>ALLEN, MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION</persName> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">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>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1868.</p>
<p>Before Mr. Recorder.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Eliza Chadwick</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Hall, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Graham Chadwick</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">in opening the case, offered no evidence against</hi>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-10" type="given" value="DAN"/>DAN GOW</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman, in Friday Street, City—the prisoner Eliza Chadwick, was in my employment—previous to July, 1867, I carried on the business of a shawl mauufacturer, and a dealer in Winseys, I was afterwards desirous of superadding the mantle business; for that purpose I engaged the female prisoner, at a salary of 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—I had known her for four or five years previously—she left in the middle of January—she had requested an increase of wages; I refused—the matter came before Mr. Commissioner Kerr, on 30th March, and was adjourned until some future day—when I went back to my premises on 30th March, I received certain information from my workpeople, in consequence I communicated with the police at Bow Street, and Cheshire the constable was sent to me—I went with him to the prisoner's house in Fore Street—I saw her there, and a Mr. Townsend, and a number of workpeople, as well as the male prisoner and Mrs. Hall—I found a considerable quantity of property there, this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—this is all my property, I have examined it all—its value is</p>
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<p>about 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the female prisoner had no interest in the business beyond her weekly wages—she never sent a mantle to me at Glasgow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you first knew Mrs. Chadwick, was she not carrying on business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She took out work to make up for people, and I have given her work occasionally in that time before she came into my service—I believe she kept workpeople for that purpose—I think she entered my service in August, 1867, and was with me four, five, or six months—I bought a sewing machine of her at the time I took her into my employment—I believe it was in use for some time before I bought it, I paid the rent of her work room, and took it off her hand, except the sewing machine which I did not want, for I had a great many of my own—I don't believe I have sold her anything while she was in my employment; the only thing I am aware of is a piece of winsey, which she did not pay for—I don't remember her saying that she had got an order to make some pattern jackets for a Mr. Izant, a manufacturer—I did not attend to the details of the department, Mr. Crystal did—I can't say it did not happen, it is very possible, it would be shown in the books—I say that all the things produced are mine; on some of them there are marks—this chenielle is our own manufacture and could not be bought, we do not sell them separately; it is for fringing shawls; it is manufactured by us at Glasgow—we had it in our warehouse at London—here is a piece of cloth with the handwriting of Mr. Crystal on it, that I recognize, also the number of the ticket corresponding with our invoice—I recognize my clerk's writing on it—she never designed patterns at her own house out of my materials, to my knowledge—I never told her to do so, I would not have allowed it—she did not come to teach me the mantle making business, she came to conduct the workwomen—I never gave her a book of patterns to design from on the Sunday; if she had it, it was for the use of the department; I took up a book of fashions and asked her if she could see anything there to put into the shape of a mantle—I believe she has been at my brother's at Glasgow, I never saw her there, she told me so—she was simply a workwoman there—after she left me, Mrs. Hall superintended the workwomen—she only staid a fortnight or three weeks, a Mrs. Simpson took her place, and she is there now—I do not change my servants fre
<lb/>quently, Mr. Crystal has been with me fourteen years—when I went before Mr. Commissioner Kerr, he told me I must have a jury—I did not ask that Mrs. Chadwick might find the jury, nor did my solicitor, nor did the Commissioner say, "No, if you want a jury you must have one," nothing to that effect—the case is still adjourned—she is suing me for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a month's salary—I offered her a week's salary instead of a week's notice—she owes me as much as she claims, because she never paid me for the piece of winsey, which she got unknown to me—she did not take out the summons for a month or a few weeks—I employed Messrs. Parker, Lee and Hammond, of St. Paul's Church Yard, my present solicitors, to defend me at the Sheriff's Court—the prisoner came to me the day after she left, and said if I did not pay her she would sue me—the summons was not taken out for a month, it was heard on the 30th, I went to her house that day—I found twelve or fifteen work girls there, they were doing the identical work that I was, for she stole my patterns; I found them there—I gave her into custody—she showed me all the materials she had there—these (
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<lb/>duced</hi>) are all my patterns—she did not design any of them, these patterns are cut from large pieces, we sell the cuttings at threepence a pound—the</p>
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<p>prisoner has not designed all these patterns, she designed tome and I have designed a good many myself, and so has Mr. Crystal and others; I believe nearly all the young ladies would occasionally suggest a pattern—I do not manufacture the whole of these things nor are they made expressly for me, I buy at Leeds, Manchester, and London, in the open market, other per
<lb/>sons may buy similar articles—before the prisoner entered my service I occasionally gave her out things to make; and others did the same, she could not have made a living out of what I gave her, Mr. Crystal occa
<lb/>sionally gave things out, and sometimes if I have been in Scotland, my brothers may have done it; I was in partnership with my brothers, but we dissolved in September last.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you went to the shop did you find the husband there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, he came there while I was searching the place, and threatened to throw me out of the window—after his wife was taken into custody he followed to the station—he did his best to annoy me—he told me my father was a cobbler; that is no disgrace, it did not annoy me—it is perfectly true, though in justice to my father I should say he was no cobbler, for he made very good boots and shoes—the prisoner was very abusive—I did not give him into custody for that—I never said that I should not have given him into custody if he had not abused me—I did not give him into custody at the shop because the officer suggested we should get him to the station—he was wearing this coat and waistcoat—he was charged with having this coat made out of my materials, and also being in possession of the property found at his house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Before you gave him into custody had you identified the coat and waistcoat that he was wearing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I could not, but some of my people did—this is the coat and waistcoat—the whole dispute between Mrs. Chadwick and myself was whether it was a monthly or a weekly engagement—Mr. Kerr said it was a case of contradiction and he would send it to a jury.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi> 602). On the afternoon of 30th March, I accompanied Mr. Gow to Chadwick's—I said to Mrs. Chadwick that Mr. Gow had told me he had reason to believe she had some of his property in the house, and I more particularly wished to see a velvet jacket which she had worn that day at the County Court—she said, "Oh yes, you can see it;" and she went to a cupboard and brought out a velvet jacket—Miss Reed, who accompanied us, said, "That is the jacket I told you about, it was cut off your materials stolen from your place"—Mr. Gow then gave Mrs. Chadwick into custody—she claimed all the property we found as her own—I then told her I should search the house—I did so with Fawke, who was with me, and took away a portion of the property now produced—I afterwards took away the remainder—the male prisoner came into the room before we searched the house—I told him we were police officers, that Mrs. Chadwick was in custody, and that I should search the house—he became very abusive, and said, "You are a police officer, are you?"—I said, "Yes"—he opened the door and said he would throw me down from the top to the bottom and break my neck—I had to take up a poker to him to prevent his doing it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> There were a great many persons at work there, were there not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I think they said fifteen—there was a regular trade going on, and a great deal of different sort of materials and machine work going on—I only brought away what the prosecutor</p>
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<p>identified, the first time—after we went on a second and third occasion there was very little left, we brought nearly all away—other gentlemen came and looked out their goods that she had been making up for them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The male prisoner followed you to the station, did he not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He went with me in a cab—I did not hear him abuse the prosecutor at the station—he was given into custody directly he got to the station, first for wearing the waistcoat and afterwards the coat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-12" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET JOHNSTON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Gow, and have been a machinist there seven or eight months—I was there during the time Mrs. Chadwick was forewoman—I recognize this brown velvet mantle, I made it, at Mr. Gow's warehouse—I could not say that it was made out of his material—it was made in his time, in his work hours—I was paid by Mr. Gow for making it—when it was made I gave it to Mrs. Chadwick—I made it at her request, she asked me to make it as quick as I could, as it was wanted to send to Mr. Gow in Glasgow—I next saw it at the police station—I recognized the quilting of this black Astracan waistcoat—I quilted it at Mr. Gow's warehouse in his work hours—I was not paid for it by him—I don't remember getting anything for this—Mrs. Chadwick gave me the materials to make it, and after quilting it I gave it to her—I recognize this cloth coat—I made that at Mr. Gow's warehouse, in his hours, Mrs. Chadwick gave me the materials—when I had made it I gave it to her—I also recognize these two children's jackets—I made them at Mr. Gow's warehouse, in his hours—I received the materials from Mrs. Chadwick—when I had finished them I gave them to her—I also made this cape for a cloak, I say the same as to that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe you were paid by piece work?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I was employed to do Mr. Gow's work, but not paid by time—I cannot give the dates when I made any of these things—I can't say whether the children's jackets were made out of little cuttings or rem
<lb/>nants—there are no joins in them, it is one piece—I could not be certain when they were made, but I fancy it was four or five weeks before Christ
<lb/>mas—this imitation sealskin was made after Christmas—I cannot remember whether any two of these articles were made on the same day—I have made many hundred mantles for Mr. Gow—this brown velvet mantle was made after Christmas—Mrs. Chadwick said she wanted it to send to Mr. Gow at Glasgow—there were not eight of this pattern made, only this one—there might have been several of this shape—I think this petticoat was the last thing I made.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean to say that the Astracan waistcoat that Mr. Chadwick was wearing is the one you quilted?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did it for Mrs. Chadwick—she paid me for making the coat—the only things here that I was paid for making by Mr. Gow were these two mantles.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were all the things you made for Mr. Gow entered in a book?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—this is the book—this mantle was put down in the book, and I was paid for it by him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-13" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA REED</persName> </hi>. I was employed by Mr. Gow, as a workwoman, during the time Mrs. Chadwick was forewoman—I recognize a velvet mantle—the material was given to me by Mrs. Chadwick; it came from Mr. Gow's cutting room—she wished me to make it very nicely, as it was for herself—she told me she had a private connection of her own, and that it was with Mr. Gow's knowledge that she used his materials, and she would allow Mr. Gow a certain per-centage on all materials that she had from him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you working before you came to Mr. Gow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Milk Street, for a Mr. Etheridge—I had been out of employment about four weeks—I was introduced to Mrs. Chadwick by Mrs. Stapleton—I was not in distress at the time; I was out of employ
<lb/>ment—Mrs. Chadwick said she had a private connexion of her own—I don't remember her saying that anything she had made in Mr. Cow's time she paid for—I would not say she did not say—I cannot recollect the dates at which I made the things—there were several persons in the workroom at the time this was said—I could not mention their names—she asked me to put my best work in, as it was for her, and I did so, and it was sent home to her private residence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on behalf of Eliza Chadwick, here stated that he could not resist the evidence, and that under his advice she would Plead Guilty</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA CHADWICK</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">did not press the case against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GRAHAM CHADWICK</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-16" type="given" value="DAN"/>DAN GOW</persName> </hi>. The prisoner succeeded Mrs. Chadwick as forewoman—on the day I searched Mrs. Chadwick's premises I found her there—afterwards, in company with Cheshire, I went to her residence, 56, Oakley Street, Lambeth, and there found this property (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which I identified—I only identify it as the same material we are using—there is no special mark on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> During the time Mrs. Hall was in your employment, was she entirely under the control of Mrs. Chadwick while she was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, she was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-17" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CHESHIRE</persName> </hi>. I went to 56, Oakley Street, and found this pro
<lb/>perty—I brought it to the station, and showed it to Mrs. Hall, with two duplicates relating to a piece of cloth and some jackets—she said the jackets belonged to her little boy; the cloth was given to her by Mrs. Chadwick; the things that were made up were given to her by Mrs. Chad
<lb/>wick; the pieces of cloth and velvet she had made since she left Mr. Gow.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-18" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET JOHNSTON</persName> </hi>. I was in Mr. Gow's employ while Mrs. Hall was forewoman, after Mrs. Chadwick had left—I recognize this cloth cloak; I made it; Mrs. Hall gave me the material—I made it at Mr. Gow's ware
<lb/>house, and gave it to Mrs. Hall—she offered to pay me for it, but I would not accept payment—that was about a fortnight after Mrs. Chadwick had left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You made it openly on the premises?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—Mrs. Hall was forewoman for about a month or six weeks after Mrs. Chadwick had left—she had left the employment when she was given into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-19" type="given" value="LOUSIA"/>LOUSIA LEYTON</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. Gow as a cutter-out, and was so while Mrs. Hall was forewoman—I believe I cut out this cloth cloak—I cut it out of Mr. Gow's cloth by Mrs. Hall's directions—I gave it to her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you cut out a good many cloaks?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I cut out mantles; this was the only cloak I cut since I have been in the em
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-20" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DAVIDSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Davidson, a pawnbroker—I produce a piece of cloth pledged on 16th November, 1867, for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of Ann Hall; I don't know by whom.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-21" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MOLYNEUX</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Wharton, pawnbroker, in Westminster Bridge Road—I produce two jackets and a boy's coat, pledged on 28th February, this year, in the name of Jane Hall—I don't know the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-22" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER CRYSTAL</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Mr. Gow—I know the cloth produced by Davidson; there is a number on it—I produced the invoice of it at the Mansion House—I have the receive note here—it came on 13th November—this piece is from four to six yards long—this memorandum is in the handwriting of one of our clerks—the cloth went up to the cutting-room—we did not sell it—I recognize this jacket as Mr. Gow's property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you swear to it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but I have a strong belief about it, because it is unfinished, and we do not sell jackets un
<lb/>finished, and it is identical with a pattern that we were making—Mrs. Chadwick had not left our employment then; in the ordinary course of business this jacket would have been made up by her or Mrs. Hall.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-23" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MART ANN JARVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a worker at Mr. Gow's—I recollect Mrs. Hall giving me a parcel after I had been there about a fortnight, I could say exactly when it was; I went there in November—I don't know the contents of the parcel—she said "Carry this down for me, it will look very funny for me to carry it down, being up in the cutting room, but as you are a workwoman it won't matter."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose you did not think you were doing wrong?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Of course not, because we have to carry work home—Mrs. Chadwick was in the employment at that time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-24" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE BOWSER</persName> </hi>. I am in the prosecutor's service—Mrs. Hall lodged at my mother's at one time, at Harriet Street, Lambeth—while she was in Mr. Gow's employment she has given me parcels, four times I was to wait out
<lb/>side Mr. Gow's door with them for her—I did not know the contents of them—she once sold me a piece of cloth for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., I can't say where it came from—she sold it me at my mother's, and my mother made me a jacket of it—I produced the cloth jacket at the Mansion House.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,</rs> and
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WILSON</hi> (19)</persName>, to
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his property</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18680608-496-offence-1 t18680608-name-40"/>Joseph Hudson</persName>, his master—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN JAMES BEAVAN</hi> (18)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Two Months' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HARTLEY</hi> (26)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-45" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Alhambra Palace, Leicester Square—on the evening of 13th May, about 9 o'clock, the prisoner came to my bar and had some lemonade and brandy which came to a 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., he gave me a half-crown, I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change and put the half-crown in a glass under the counter; there was no other there—about 10.45 he came again and had some lemonade and brandy, and paid me with a half-crown—I gave him the change, and as Mr. Ashwell was passing I asked him in the prisoner's hearing if he thought the half-crown was good—he said it was bad—the prisoner wanted it back, but Mr. Ashwell would not let him have it, he gave him in charge—I afterwards gave him the other half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The man was a stranger to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not hear him say that he was not aware the second half crown was bad, I had not taken any other half-crown that evening—we were not very busy—I had taken several half-crowns for beer, but not for spirits; the money I take for beer I put in a different place—I received a half-crown from two gentlemen last Tuesday night for beer, I put that in the till.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-46" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ASHWELL</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the waiters at the Alhambra.—Miss Green asked me if the half-crown was bad, I said it was—she said she had received it from the prisoner—I said to him "This is a bad half-crown"—he said "Let me look at it"—I said "No, I sha'n't part with it"—he seemed very anxious to get it—I received another bad half crown from Miss Green immediately afterwards; I gave them both to the constable, and gave the prisoner in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the prisoner say he was not aware it was bad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-47" type="given" value="SIMSON"/>SIMSON CARPENTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 81). The prisoner was given into my custody with the two half-crowns—the prisoner said he was not aware that he had two half-crowns—he had a half-sovereign, 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and sixpence in copper, good money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin in the Mint—these two half
<lb/>crowns are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MATILDA WAITE</hi> (20)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-50" type="given" value="LAURA"/>LAURA LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Rowsell, a draper, of 56, Stan
<lb/>hope Street—on the afternoon of 6th May the prisoner came and paid me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on a dress that she had previously bought—I gave the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to Mrs. Rowsell—about 7.45 in the evening the prisoner came again for a reel of cotton, and paid me with a bad shilling—I saw it was bad, and sent for a constable, and she was given in charge—I gave the shilling to the constable, after marking it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-51" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA ROWSELL</persName> </hi>. On 6th May I saw the prisoner give Miss Lawrence two shillings, which she handed to me—after the prisoner had left I looked at them and found they were bad—I afterwards gave them to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 16). The prisoner was given into my custody with the three bad shillings—she said she had got change in the market, and did not know they were bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are all bad.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JOHNSON</hi> (18)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-55" type="given" value="LUCY"/>LUCY ABBOTT</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Charing Cross Hotel Restaurant—on the afternoon of 22nd May, about 2 o'clock, I served the prisoner with a glass of stout—he gave me a shilling—he went out directly I gave him the change—I saw the shilling was bad, and gave it to Mr. Thomas—on the afternoon of 1st June, about 12.30, the prisoner came again and had a piece of pork pie, which came to fourpence—he gave me a bad shilling—I bent it in the detector and told him it was bad—he gave me a good shilling, and asked for the other back—I did not give it to him, but sent for a constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Restaurant—on 22nd May, from what Miss Abbott said to me I went to the bar, and saw the prisoner there taking some refreshment—I heard him call for something and saw him tender a shilling—I watched him, and while Miss Abbott was examining it he got behind a pillar, and when he saw she had detected it, he left—I told her to mark it and place it on the safe.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-57" type="given" value="LYDIA"/>LYDIA HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Restaurant—about three weeks before I was before the Magistrate the prisoner came in for some refresh
<lb/>ment, and paid with a bad shilling—I bent it and gave it back to him, and he gave me another for it—I saw him again last Monday, when Miss Abbott served him with the pork pie.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-58" type="given" value="TOM"/>TOM TOBY</persName> </hi>. I am a constable employed at the Charing Cross Hotel—I was sent for and received the prisoner in custody for passing a bad shilling—he said, "I did not know it was bad"—I said, "You have been here before, have you not"—he said, "No, not for nine years"—he said he had picked up the money at Woolwich, in this purse—I found on him 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. good money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two shillings are bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-501-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES WILLIAMS</hi> (40)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-61" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, at Roadswell Road, Limehouse—on</p>
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<p>19th May, about 10 at night, the prisoner came up to me in Frederick Street, and said, "Please little boy will you go and get me change for a half-crown"—I said, "Yes"—he went down to Tomkin's beer-shop and gave me a half-crown—I went in and got the change, and gave it to the prisoner—he gave me a penny and told me to go and get it changed, and while I was gone he ran down Salmon's Lane—the prisoner afterwards spoke to me—I am quite sure the prisoner is the man—I knew him by his slippers, his trousers, and his coat.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you never seen him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—it was near a gas lamp that I gave him the change, it was a shilling, two sixpences, and six penny-pieces—he had black slippers on, light trousers, and a black coat—I did not observe his face at all—I saw him again in about ten minutes, when the policeman had him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-62" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN TOMKINS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Queen beer-shop, in Roadswell Road—the little boy came in for change for a half-crown, and knowing him as a neighbour's child, I gave it him—I gave him one shilling, two sixpences, and six penny-pieces—I saw the half-crown was bad, and sent my little boy after him—I kept the half-crown in my hand till I gave it to the constable—I saw the prisoner in custody about ten minutes afterwards—he had been in my house that afternoon, he came in after a young man who offered me a bad shilling—the prisoner did not have anything, only a lucifer to light his pipe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-63" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HILTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 253). In consequence of information from Mrs. Tomkins, I sent for the boy Bailey, and he picked out the prisoner from a crowd of about fifty persons standing round—I asked if he could see the man, and he pointed him out, and said, "Yes, that is the man"—the prisoner said, "You must be mistaken"—he had light slippers on, and light socks, light trousers, and a black coat—I believe they were canvas slippers, they were very dirty, you could hardly tell what colour they were—the prisoner said to the boy, "Come up to the light and see if you know me"—I took him to the light and the boy said, "Yes, that is the man"—I searched him and found on him 11¼
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers—I received the half-crown from Mrs. Tomkins—her son first called my attention to the prisoner, and said he believed he was the man, and I took him upon that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I was standing at the end of Frederick Street, and was pointed out by Mrs. Tomkins' son, and the policeman took me, and the boy seeing me in custody said I was the man; but I am innocent.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-502-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18680608-502-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-502-18680608 t18680608-502-punishment-16"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1868.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CASEY</hi> (24)</persName>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>. And, </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARGARET REVELL</hi> (32)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>.
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<interp inst="t18680608-504-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH EAGLE</hi> (32)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-68" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of Edward Harris, who keeps the King's Head, 15, Broad Street, St. Giles'—on Saturday, 16th May, at 2.30,</p>
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<p>the prisoner came in for half-a-quartern of gin—she gave me a florin—I saw it was bad, and showed it to my father—I told her it was bad, and she offered me another florin, which was good—I gave her change, and she went away—I gave the florin to my father—I had never seen her before—I saw her again, at the police-station, three weeks afterwards—I picked her out from some other women.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. I never saw the girl before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-69" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HARRIS</persName> </hi>. On 16th May, about twilight, I was called into the bar by my daughter, who gave me a bad florin—I broke a piece out of it—I said I should not give it her back—the prisoner said she did not require it—she then gave me a good florin—my daughter gave her the change, and I let her go—I saw her afterwards in custody, and gave the florin to the constable—I sent for my daughter, and she identified the prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t18680608-name-70" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-70" type="given" value="LAVINIA"/>LAVINIA MADDISON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Isaac Maddison, a greengrocer, of 14, George Street, Bloomsbury—on 23rd May the prisoner came to my shop, between 3.0 and 4.0, for two pounds of best potatoes, at five farthings a pound, and a penny cabbage—she gave me a bad florin—I said, "You are the party that gave me a bad florin three weeks ago, and this is one again"—she said she had never been in before—I am sure she is the person—I gave the florin to the constable—the one that I had taken three weeks before, I put in the fire, and it melted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-71" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BURGESS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi> 13). I took the prisoner, and received this florin from Mrs. Maddison—at the station Mrs. Maddison said she had passed a bad florin three weeks previous; and the prisoner said, "Mind what you are saying"—I found 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 81/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, on the prisoner—I afterwards received this bad florin from Mr. Harris.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-72" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—these two florins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I never was in the place before. I did not know they were bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-505-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**
<hi rend="italic">She was further charged with having been before convicted, in the name of Susannah Phillips, to which she</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS JACKSON</hi> (30)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-74" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-74" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH MILLS</persName> </hi>. I assist Mrs. Skinner, who keeps a baker's shop and post-office, at 1, St. John Street Road, Clerkenwell—the prisoner came in about 12 o'clock on Monday, 18th May, and asked for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps—I told him I had not got them from the chief office, but should have them in the evening—he went away, and came in again between 6.0 and 7.0, and asked again for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps—I was going to tear a sheet in half, when he said he would take the whole sheet, which was £1—I handed them to him with one hand, and held the other for the money—he drew the stamps from my hand, threw down some money on the counter, and ran away—I called out to him to stop, and ran out of the shop, but lost him when he turned the corner of the street—I examined the money when I went back, and found one half-crown and eight shillings all bad—I gave them to Mrs. Skinner—she put them in a bag, and afterwards gave them to the constable—I saw the prisoner afterwards, at Marylebone Police Court, with three or four others, and picked him out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I suppose a great many people come in for stamps?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I can swear to you, because I saw you twice, and I knew you again.</p>
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<persName id="t18680608-name-75" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-75" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY SKINNER</persName> </hi>. The last witness called me into the shop on the 18th May—the prisoner had left, and gave the coins to me—I afterwards gave them to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-76" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-76" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HASTINGS</persName> </hi>. I keep a stationer's shop with my sister, in Duke Street, Oxford Street—it is also a post-office—on 20th May, the prisoner came in, about 3.30, and asked for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of stamps—I gave them to him rolled up—he put some money in my hand and snatched the stamps from me—I looked at the money, and saw there was not 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. there—he ran away—I called, "Stop, this will not do"—he ran across the road and up Davies Street, with the stamps in his hand—I ran alter him but became faint, and was taken into a shop—when I got better the money was still in my hand—I gave it to a constable—I afterwards went to the station and picked out the prisoner—the constable afterwards showed me the money, it was all bad—there were four half-crowns and ten shillings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-77" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-77" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FENTON</persName> </hi>. I am a groom, attending horses in Grosvenor Mews—on the afternoon of the 20th May I saw the prisoner running into Davies Street from Oxford Street—I was riding a horse at the time—I saw the man run into the Running Horse—I got off my horse and went into the public-house, and found him concealed behind the bar door as if he was hidings—I dragged him out—he said, "What are you going to do with me"—I led him along Davies Street, where I met some Irishmen and several others, who struck me, and got me on the ground—the prisoner kicked me as well—a policeman came and took him—I never let go of him till they said, "The policeman has got him."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-78" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-78" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FRYER</persName> </hi>. I am postman at the Running Horse—on Wednesday, 20th May, I found 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of stamps rolled up behind the bar door—it was about 3.45, after the man had come into the house, and had been taken away—I gave them to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-79" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-79" type="surname" value="HUGHES"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-79" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HUGHES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 47). I was on duty in Oxford Street, on 20th May—I saw Miss Hastings running after someone—I helped to take her into a shop when she was fainting—she afterwards gave me four half-crowns and ten shillings—she said, "This is what the man gave me"—they were all bad—I put them in my pocket—I afterwards went to James Street, and saw the prisoner struggling with Fenton—I caught hold of him, and took him into custody—there were three or four hundred people there—I took him to the station, where Miss Hastings identified him he said he was not the man—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the money that was given to me—I afterwards received these four half-crowns and eight shillings from Sarah Mills.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-80" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-80" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NEAL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D R</hi> 5). I received 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of stamps from the potman of the Running Horse—there are two whole sheets—they were rolled up as they are now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-81" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The four half-crowns m the first uttering are bad, and are all from one mould—the eight shillings are bad, and three are from one mould—the four half-crowns in the second uttering are bad, and two are from the same mould as the first four—the ten shillings are bad, and from the same mould as the other three—there are eighteen shillings from one mould, and six half-crowns from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I received the money for two pads of mackerel I sold.</p>
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<p>I went to get a pound's worth of stamps to send to pay for them. I did not know the money was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was subsequently
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 37). On Saturday, 30th May, I was on duty in plain clothes in Swallow Street, Regent Street—I was in a public-house called the Goat and Stag—the female prisoner came in and asked for a glass of porter, which was a penny—I saw her give a bad shilling in pay
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. wrapped in tissue paper, and one half-crown, all bad, in his left hand pocket—he had 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper in another pocket, and some pieces of tissue paper—this purse and a good half-crown were found on the female prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-85" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE CAIN</persName> </hi>. I am searcher at the Vine Street Police Station—I searched the female prisoner—she said, "I did not know the man, but he promised to put 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in my way if I went with him"—she said she knew it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These five shillings are bad, and two are from one mould; the half-crown is also bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bourne's Defence</hi>. I picked them up and put them in my pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Humphrey's Defence</hi>. I was not aware they were bad when they were given to me.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-507-18680608 t18680608-507-punishment-21"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-507-18680608 t18680608-507-punishment-22"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-88" type="given" value="ELIZA SUSAN"/>ELIZA SUSAN HARVEY</persName> </hi>. I am housemaid at the Nag's Head, in the Hackney Road—on 5th May the prisoner came in between 4 and 5 o'clock, and asked for half-a-quartern of gin—she gave me a half-crown—I gave her change, and she went away—I put the half-crown in the till—there was no other half-crown there—about a quarter of an hour after Mr. Cubitt went to the till—I had not left the till and no other half-crown had been put in—he showed me a bad half-crown—on the 7th May I was called into the bar, and saw the prisoner there—I recognized her as the person who had been in before—I said, "On Tuesday you gave me a bad half-crown"—she said, "If I did I took it at the pawnbroker's"—she had half-a-quartern of gin and gave a shilling in payment.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you not say, "If it was not you that passed the bad half-crown it was your sister?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I am sure of that—I was not quite sure of her before the Magistrate—I have been thinking of it since—there are four tills—I have not taken any bad money before that I am aware of.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-89" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CUBITT</persName> </hi>. I am manager at the Nag's Head—on the 5th May I went to the till and found there a half-crown, a shilling, and sixpence, the half-crown was bad—I put it in my waistcoat pocket till I gave it to the constable—I marked it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> It was not marked before, was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, the constable told me to mark it—I took it out of the till about 4.45 and I kept it in my waistcoat pocket till the Saturday—I went to clear the tills and the first I went to had a bad half-crown in it—I clear the tills about once in every half-hour—I cleared it about 3.30 and again at about 4.45.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-90" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MAJOR</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Nag's Head—I was present on 5th May, when the prisoner came in—she was served by the witness Harvey—I saw her put a half-crown on the counter—on the 7th I saw her again, she asked for half-a-quartern of four gin—I served her, she gave me a bad shilling—Harvey then came into the bar—I said to the prisoner, "This is a bad shilling, have you got any more"—she said "If it is bad my son gave it to me in the wood yard—I said "Look here, it was last Tuesday you passed a bad half-crown"—she said if she had done so she must have taken it at the pawnbroker's—she was given into custody—the bad money was given to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where did you find the constable?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the road, about fourteen or fifteen yards from the house—the prisoner was just outside the door when he took her—I was quite close to the half-crown on the Tuesday where Miss Harvey took it—the prisoner put down the half-crown and then drank her gin, and then Miss Harvey gave her the change—I went before the Magistrate on the Friday—Mr. Cubitt went on the Tuesday week—she was remanded.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-91" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER O'CONNOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 205). I was called by the last witness and received the prisoner in charge—she was standing outside the door—I received this shilling from Major—the prisoner said she did not know it was bad—I got this half-crown on the Saturday following from Mr. Cubitt—the prisoner was searched at the station and a penny was found on her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When did this happen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the Thursday—I charged her with passing a shilling on that day and a half-crown on the Tuesday—she was not charged with passing the half-crown—I only told her that when she was taken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown and shilling are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-93" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-93" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am married and live at 8, Cambridge Heath Road—the prisoner is my mother—I remember the day she was taken into custody—on the Tuesday in that week I was at my mother's all day—she was very ill on that day and that was the reason I went there—she did not go out all day and I was there till 11 o'clock in the evening—I am quite sure she never went out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What do you mean by "all day?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was there from between 11.0 and 12.0 in the day till 11.0 at night—I never left her,</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you hear of your mother being in custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the Saturday morning my brother told my sister, and my sister came and told me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—my wife was serving them—she put it to her teeth and bent it—she called me, and I took it and broke a piece off it—I said to Shuce, "This is bad"—she said, "I am not aware of it; I have taken it at a tea-grocer's shop"—I said, "Are you going to pay me?"—she give me a bad half-crown—I sent for a constable, but could not get one, and the prisoners went away—a constable came about 10.20, and I gave the florin to him—the prisoners were afterwards brought back in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-97" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOLMAN</persName> </hi>. On Saturday night, 22nd May, I was in the Oak, when the prisoners came in—I heard a dispute about a bad florin—after they went out, I and another person followed them—when they had got a little way I saw them stoop down near some railings; they then went on again—I went to the place and found a packet of coin; there were three florins wrapped in tissue paper—I gave the prisoners into custody, and went back to the Oak with them and the constable—the prisoners said they knew nothing at all about it—I gave the coins to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Shuce</hi>. It was impossible for him to see, for it was in a very dark place.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 126). The prisoners were given into my charge by the last witness, and he gave me three bad florins—I have also got a bad florin which was taken at the Oak—I took the prisoners back to the Oak—they said they had no bad money about them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The coins are all bad—two of the three that were found are from the same mould.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-509-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-101" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-101" type="given" value="FRANCES"/>FRANCES JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am waitress to Mr. William Pullen, coffee-house keeper, in Tottenham Court Road—on 4th May the prisoner came in and asked for half-a-pint of coffee and one slice, which was 31/2
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-102" type="surname" value="PULLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PULLEN</persName> </hi>. I keep this coffee-house—I went into the bar on 4th May, a little after 9.30, and found a bad shilling on the shelf; I put it in a piece of paper—on the afternoon of the same day, the last witness brought</p>
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<p>me a bad half-crown—I directly went and fetched a constable, and gave the prisoner into custody—he said, "I will pay you for what I have had; won't that satisfy you?"—I said, "No"—I gave the coin to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-103" type="surname" value="FARROW"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-103" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT FARROW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman ER</hi> 39). The prisoner was given into my charge, and I received a shilling and a half-crown from the last witness—I took the prisoner to the station and searched him, and found 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 51/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, all good money, on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-104" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-104" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. Some young chaps asked me for change for a half-crown, and I gave it to them—I went into the coffee-shop, and she after
<lb/>wards came and charged me with passing a bad shilling, which I never did do.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-510-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-510-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18680608-510-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-510-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-510-18680608 t18680608-510-punishment-24"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1868.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CHARLES GOODALL</hi> (21), </persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18680608-511-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-511-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>to three indictments to stealing a locket, two watches, and other articles, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18680608-511-offence-1 t18680608-name-106"/>John Hylam</persName>, his master. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprisonment</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STEPHEN PLAISTOW</hi> (37)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18680608-512-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-512-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18680608-512-offence-1 t18680608-name-108"/>William Wood</persName>, and stealing a coat, a cruet stand, and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-109" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, living at 6, Gainsborough Road, Mile End—on 9th May, about 1.45, I was awoke by the police—I got up and went into the parlour with the policeman—the front parlour door had not been open for about three months, as we had a couch across it—it was open when I went in, and the couch was across the room—the house was fastened up and the property safe about 9 o'clock the night before—the parlour shutters and the window were open—I missed three table covers, a cruet stand, and a great coat—they were safe the night before—I found on the floor two pairs of sugar tongs, one of which was broken, it was whole the night before—these things (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are mine—the value of the property I missed was about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose a great deal of violence roust have been used from the appearance of the premises?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should think so—I went to bed about 11.10, every thing was safe then—I have not been shown the place where the prisoner was taken into custody, but I know it is at the end of the street—I have made no inquiry as to where he lived—Victoria Park is about half a mile from my house—a person going from Bethnal Green to Victoria Park would not go near my house—it would be quite out of the way.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-110" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-110" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOWLETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 461). About 2 o'clock on the morning of 9th May, I was in the Gainsboro' Road—I saw the ground floor window of the prosecutor's house wide open—I went and woke him up, and he let me in—I found a cruet stand outside the window—the catch of the window had been forced back by some instrument—I should say a knife—the bar of the shutter was slightly bent—I saw the prisoner in company with a female, about 3.40, in the Grove Road—he walked a short distance and I watched him about—I saw him go to the prosecutor's house, and I placed myself in a doorway</p>
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<p>and watched him—I saw him come to the area gate at the top of the street, near the prosecutor's house—he got down the area, took up this bundle, and put it under his coat—when he came up to me I stopped him—I took these articles (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from under his coat—he said he picked them up only a short distance back—I asked him what he was doing down the area—he said, "I saw the things down there, and I went and picked them up"—I then took him into custody—when he was charged, he said it was a false charge—he asked me not to take him to the station or I should ruin him—I found on him 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and a bradawl used in his trade I believe, and other things of no consequence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How far from the prosecutor's house was it that you saw the prisoner at 3.40?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About forty or fifty yards—I had not seen the things lying in the area before I saw the prisoner take them—he was on the pavement when I first saw the bundle in his possession—I did not see him pick it up—the cruet stand was outside the window, not in the bundle—he gave a correct name and address—he has been in the service of a gentleman, named Mr. Bunting, for many years—he was living with his wife and family in Cutworth Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-512-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN SPALL</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18680608-513-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-513-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Stealing, whilst employed in the post-office, a post letter containing a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bank note, the property of
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-112" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18680608-513-offence-1 t18680608-name-112"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SLADE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-113" type="surname" value="LAWRENCE"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>. I live at Rugby—on 25th April I had occasion to send a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note to London—I posted it on the 24th—the number was "70511," date "December 27th, 1867"—I put my initials, "W. L.," at the hack—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the note—I put it into a letter and addressed it, "Mr. W. F. Fisher, Clement's Inn, Strand, London, W.C."—I sealed the envelope, and posted it between 9 and 10—in consequence of something I heard I applied to the Post-Office authorities.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-114" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-114" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Post-Office—a letter posted in Rugby in the evening would arrive in London in the morning, and would go first to the West Central Office, if it was directed "W.C," at Holborn.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-115" type="surname" value="REILLY"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-115" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP REILLY</persName> </hi>. I am a sorter in the Post-Office—I was at the West Central Office on the 25th—the mail bag from Rugby arrived about 5—I opened it and took out the letters.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-116" type="surname" value="FITZPATRICK"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-116" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL FITZPATRICK</persName> </hi>. I am a letter carrier at the West Central District Port-Office, Holborn—the prisoner was also a letter carrier in the same office—his walk was the Clement's Lane walk—there are three carriers in that walk—the prisoner, myself, and another named George Smith—on the morning of the 25th we were all three at the office—it was the prisoner's duty to divide the letters for the Clement's Inn walk between himself, George Smith, and myself—Clement's Inn itself was in George Smith's part—I know the prisoner's writing—I believe the writing on this note, "B. Spall," to be his—a good many buildings have been pulled down, and that has lightened the prisoner's part of the district a good deal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. Not one morning out of six do I divide the letters since I have been on that walk.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. It is his duty to do so, and he did it on that morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-117" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-117" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a letter carrier, in the same office as the last witness—my delivery is Clement's Inn—I was on duty on the morning of the 25th April—on that morning I should by rights have done 19, Clement's</p>
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<p>Inn, but I asked the prisoner to take Clement's Inn for me, and I gave him gome letters for No. 19.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. He gave me the note, and asked me to change it for him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were present at the police court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I was examined as a witness—on that occasion the prisoner said nothing about my giving him a note—this is the first I have heard of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-118" type="surname" value="FISHER"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-118" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FISHER</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Mr. Frederick Henry Fisher, and live at 19, Clement's Inn, Strand—I am in the habit of opening letters addressed to my father—on the 25th April, I opened my father's letters—I received no letter from Rugby on that day, containing a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, from Mr. Lawrence—I never have received it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-119" type="surname" value="HUGHES"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-119" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I keep the Crown public-house, in Winchester Street, Pentonville—I know the prisoner—on Friday or Saturday afternoon, the 24th or 25th April, I, about 3 o'clock, changed a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note for him—my wife was serving in the bar—I got the cash, and saw my wife give it to the prisoner—my wife is not able to come here to-day, she is very unwell—I saw the prisoner's writing on the note at the time—this is the note—I paid it away to my distiller—I received a communication afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-120" type="surname" value="CROCKER"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-120" type="given" value="GIDEON"/>GIDEON CROCKER</persName> </hi>. I am a police officer attached to the Post-Office—on the 6th May I went to the house of Mr. Fisher, and in consequence of what I was told, I took the prisoner at the General Post-Office the same morning—he was asked if he had changed a note at Mr. Hughes'—he admitted that he had, and said that he had put his name on it—the note was shown to him, and he said that it was the one he had changed—he was asked where he got it from, and he said he got it from Uncle Mantle, about a fortnight or three weeks previous, and he changed it for him—he said that Uncle Mantle lived somewhere in the Barnsbury Road, but he could not remember the number—he did not say be got it from George Smith—I found Mr. Mantle that evening, and saw him on the subject.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-121" type="surname" value="MANTLE"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-121" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MANTLE</persName> </hi>. I live at 89, Barnsbury Road—I was formerly in the Post-Office—I now have a pension from them—I have known the prisoner and his family some years—he has been in the habit of calling me uncle, but I am not related to him—I assisted in getting him into the Post-Office—I did not give him this 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I never saw it till the officer showed it to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you give him a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note to change about that time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He changed one for me about Christmas—I think it was before Christmas.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I told the officer first that Mr. Mantle gave it me, and I afterwards corrected the statement: it was given me by George Smith, the letter carrier, to change for him. I got change, and took it home with me. I met Smith on my return to the office, and gave him four sovereigns and two half-sovereigns. If I had stolen the note I should not have put my name to it.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-513-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-513-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18680608-513-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-513-18680608 t18680608-513-punishment-26"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-514-18680608" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED HENDERSON</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18680608-514-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18680608-514-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-514-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging an order for the payment of 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-123" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-123" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KING</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier in the City Bank, Threadneedle Street—on the 4th April Mr. Cave kept an account at that bank—I cannot tell what his balance was—on that day this cheque was presented—I cannot remember by whom—I paid it in four 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, and 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in cash—the numbers of the notes were 18697 to 18700—four dated 16th January, 1868—these</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are two of the notes—the cheque was presented about 2 o'clock—I cannot say the time exactly—the writing on the cheque is a very good imitation of Mr. Cave's writing—it was good enough to deceive me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you looked to see what Mr. Cave's balance is?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; not myself—the amount of the cheque is 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that is a little more than his balance, I think—we have refunded the money to Mr. Cave, I believe, within a little, and it has been drawn out—he has a small balance at the bank now—I can't say who it was passed the cheque—I should be sorry to swear to anyone—I have seen the prisoner in the bank—I can't say that I know him very well—I don't remember seeing him on Saturday, the 4th April—I have not said before that I could identify the man who passed the cheque.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-124" type="given" value="RICHARD THOMAS WOOD"/>RICHARD THOMAS WOOD CAVE</persName> </hi>. I am a civil engineer, and have an office at 9, Liverpool Street, City—a Mr. Hammond has the office, and I am his clerk—I keep an account at the City Bank—I had an account there on the 4th April—the balance at that time was somewhere about 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner has been in my service since the 4th December—I kept my cheque book locked up in the top drawer in my desk at the office—I cannot say when I last saw it safe except from the last cheque that I drew, that was on 28th March—my desk was safe on Friday, 3rd April—I left that evening and returned to the office about 5 o'clock on Saturday the 4th—I found the drawer of my desk broken open—the first thing I looked for was my cheque book and I missed it—I afterwards went to the Bank and this cheque for 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., was shown to me—it is not my signature, or in my handwriting, or written by my authority—the cheque was taken out of the cheque book which was locked in my drawer—the prisoner was not at the office when I got there—I saw him on the Thursday before—on Monday the 6th, I met him at Mr. Mullens' office—he had an interview with Mr. Mullens, but I did not hear it—I believe the endorsement at the back of these two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes to be the prisoner's handwriting—he never said anything to me about having changed two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You have known the prisoner for some time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, for some years—his mother was a very respectable person—I resided in her house, for some time—the prisoner was employed in the Crystal Palace for some time, in a position of trust—I have had conversations with persons about this matter—I did not think Henderson capable of doing it, and I think there is a good deal of mystery about it now—I could not say that the signature on the cheque or the filling up is in his writing—I would not like to say it was or was not—he was at the office on the Monday and during the rest of the week—I have sent him to the bank with money, since the cheque was presented—that was to show my friends that I did not think he was the person who did it—in the desk where the cheque book was there were three pawn tickets for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each, for property of the value of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I believe the prisoner knew that—I found them safe in my drawer—I might have remarked that if Henderson took the cheque he would have taken the tickets, as he knew he could get more money on them—I told him before he was in custody that the man who changed the cheque had received a 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—Mr. Hammond is not in England, and has not been for some time—there have been brokers in with regard to Mr. Hammond's pecuniary difficulties.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was a communication made to you as to the way the</p>
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<p>cheque had been paid?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—on the 6th I had an interview with the manager—I have had the money back from the bank.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-125" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MULLENS</persName> </hi>. I am the solicitor conducting this prosecution—I was instructed on Monday, 6th April—after I saw Mr. Cave I expressed a desire to see the prisoner, and he came to me between 12 and 1 o'clock—Mr. Cave was then in another office—I told the prisoner that a forged cheque had been passed at the City Bank on Saturday afternoon, that I had been told that he was the last person in the office, and I asked him to give me an account of where he had been, and what he observed when he had been in and out of the office, during the day—I told him also the cheque had been paid in four 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, and I put a great many questions to see if he could throw any light upon it—he said he had been there early in the morning, that he went out for a few minutes and returned, and went out again about 11 o'clock, he came back at 1 and left at 1.30—he told the housekeeper that if he was not back in a few minutes he should not return that day—the matter then rested for about ten days, till the notes came in, and we traced them—I sent again for the prisoner on the 20th—he was brought to my office by the officer—I then showed the prisoner the two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, and pointed out the name and address on them, and asked him if he knew the handwriting, he said "No, he did not"—he turned the notes over and handed them back to me, and said he had not seen them before—I then sent for Mr. Dixon—he was waiting, in another room—I showed him a note, and asked if he had received it in payment for some articles of clothing, and if he would know the person from whom he received it—he said yes, the prisoner was the person—the prisoner said "No you are wrong" or "You have made a mistake"—Mr. Dixon said "I have made no mistake, I saw you write that name and address"—the prisoner said "That is not the note I gave you, Mr. Dixon"—"Oh yes it is, I am quite sure"—I asked the prisoner if he had any further explanation to give, he said nothing whatever—I then gave him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you tell him who you suspected?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I had no suspicion against him—the prisoner asked me why I was putting questions to him, and I said, "Mr. Cave has been to the bank, and a forged cheque was paid on Saturday, his desk was broken open," and I told him the whole of the circumstances; and I said, "The reason I ask you questions is because I was told you were the last person in the office"—I was not examined as a witness at the Police Court, but I was conducting the prose
<lb/>cution—when I wanted him I sent to Mr. Cave's office—I did not see him between the 6th and 20th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-126" type="surname" value="MONGER"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-126" type="given" value="ANTHONY WILSON"/>ANTHONY WILSON MONGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi> 848). On Saturday, 4th April, between 6 and 7, I was called to the office of Mr. Cave—I found the drawer of the writing table open about four inches—it had been forced open and the lock was shot—it had been forced by a small screw driver or chisel—there were a quantity of postage stamps in the drawer—there were three or four other drawers in the table, unlocked—on the 20th I was at Mr. Mullens' office—I heard the conversation between Mr. Mullens and the prisoner—on Tuesday, 21st April, I took the prisoner to the Mansion House—on the way there he said, "I am very sorry I changed those two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes—I acknowledge it is my endorsement on the back of them, and I changed one of them at the tailor's—I had them in my pocket when I went to Mr. Mullens' office—a young man, a stranger, dropped a letter into</p>
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<p>the letter-box, addressed to me—I opened the letter, it contained two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, and requested me to destroy the letter, and I did so"—he said, "I understand that there was a 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note and one 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. received in exchange for the cheque, Mr. Base told me so"—he also said that Mr. Base was coming up the stairs when the young man passed him, and he must have seen him—Mr. Base is chief clerk to Mr. Mullens—Mr. Cave's office is on the first floor—there is a letter box by the side of the door in the wall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The street door is open, is it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, during office hours—it was not open when I went up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-127" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-127" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-127" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Green, and am housekeeper of No. 9, Liverpool Street, City, where Mr. Cave's office is—on Saturday, 4th April, the prisoner came to the office a few minutes after 10—Mr. Hammond had three rooms—the prisoner is in the habit of sitting in the front room, that is the room into which the door from the passage opens—there is a letter-box by the side of that door—I gave him the key of the office when he came—he left soon after and gave me the key—he came back about 11—he went out soon after 11, and I took the key of him then—he said he should be gone about an hour—he came back about 1.0—he went out again about 1.30—he then said he might return in a quarter of an hour, and if not he should not be back again—he did not come back again—he always went earlier on Saturday than any other day—I did not close the outside door till 3.30—I was in the house all day—it is a five storey house—I live at the top of the house—there are other offices there—Mr. Cave came to the office about 5.0 on that day—I did not examine the door after the prisoner left—I had not been down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Previous to the 4th April there was a stranger tried to induce you to let him go to Mr. Hammond's room, was there not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, twice, stating that he had Mr. Hammond's authority—I have not seen him at the office since the 4th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-128" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-128" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-128" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness—on Saturday, 4th April, about 4.30 I went down stairs—as I passed the first floor door I tried it and found it unlocked—my sister had the key.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You and your sister were in the different offices during the day, were you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—we were up and down stairs two or three times during the day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-129" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-129" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-129" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of Susannah Green—on 4th April, I took the key of Mr. Hammond's office—I did not go into the office at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you lock the door when it was found to be unlocked?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I took the key up to my mother's room—I had laid it on the desk on the ground floor—that was about 4.30.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-130" type="surname" value="DIXON"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-130" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DIXON</persName> </hi>. I was shopman to Mr. Lyon, clothier, High Street, Borough—on 9th April the prisoner came and paid for something with a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-131" type="surname" value="LYON"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-131" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LYON</persName> </hi>. I paid the note into the bank on the 11th April—I received it a day or two previous.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD CAVE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the prisoner know what the exact state of the account was on 4th April?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He had full opportunities of knowing—I used to send him for the pass book, and he could have seen—I can't say when he saw it last, or when it was last taken to the bank.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JONATHAN COOK</hi> (34)</persName>
<rs id="t18680608-515-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WHITAKER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-133" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KIBBLE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Chief Registrar's Office of the Court of Bankruptcy—I received the petition of adjudication which is attached to the proceedings—I filed it on 27th February, 1868—it purports to be attested in the ordinary way.</p>
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<persName id="t18680608-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-134" type="given" value="JAMES RIGG"/>JAMES RIGG BROUGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am one of the registrars of the Court of Bankruptcy—on 27th February I administered the oath to the defendant to this affidavit, and I adjudicated him a bankrupt on that same day. (
<hi rend="italic">The</hi> London Gazette
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th February was put in, in which the defendant's bank
<lb/>ruptcy appeared</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-135" type="surname" value="PAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-135" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Austen, the messenger of the Court of Bankruptcy—I have produced the proceedings in the defendant's bankruptcy—I have his examination on 27th February. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "I rent house, 152, Old Kent Road. Stock 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; assets, about 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; furniture, 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. The bulk of my furniture was taken, on Wednesday, 25th February, under bill of sale given to Mr. Lewis, of 10, Victoria Road, Peckham, for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Fixtures cost 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I think would fetch 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I have no other property. Rent, 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; one quarter. Landlord not in; no sheriff in, and no accountant. My books at home; no cash. Mr. Lewis came in on Tuesday night last, and at once took away the furniture, except about 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth; what he took away cost me about 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I paid the money away, 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Mr. Parker, of Collebore Villas, Denmark Grote, Peckham, secretary to the Metropolitan Water Supply Company. No cash, and no property but my stock.")—After the adjudication, one of our men went to the defendant's house and took possession; that was on the 27th—on the 29th I got a search warrant, and, in consequence of information, Went to No. 30, Heygate Street, Walworth Road, where I found a quantity of stock and furniture—the defendant said he had removed it from his place; that he had been badly advised, and he wanted to make a clean breast of it—he assisted me in the execution of the search warrant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The information you received, which led you to Heygate Street, was from the defendant himself, was it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe it was—he went with me and rendered me every assistance in discovering everything—the value of the property discovered there was, I should say, speaking roughly, 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-136" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-136" type="given" value="EDWARD LEWIS"/>EDWARD LEWIS HILL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Queen's Bench Office—I produce a copy of a bill of sale between Jonathan Cook and George Lewis, registered in February, with an affidavit of its execution—on 21st March a search was made to bespeak a copy of the bill of sale, and the affidavit was afterwards missing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18680608-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18680608-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-137" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-137" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Sole and Turner, solicitors to the assignees—I was first consulted about this matter on 29th February, on the part of the creditors—I first saw the bankrupt at a meeting of the creditors on the 29th; Mr. Croft, his solicitor, was present—the bankrupt was asked questions by me as to his property generally—he was first asked with regard to his debts, and particularly as to a debt he owed Mr. Parker, in the list of creditors, 65
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was written upon an erasure of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which excited some suspicion in my mind, and I asked him whether he really owed</p>
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<p>the money—he hesitated, and said that he did not owe the money, or words to that effect—I then pressed him, and said, "Have you given up all your property to the messenger or creditors?"—he said, "I suppose I may as well tell the truth (looking at Mr. Croft); I have not done so"—he was further pressed, and he said that he had made this bill of sale to Mr. Lewis, and that the furniture had been removed, all excepting about 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth—he also said that part of the stock had been removed at the same time—I understood from him that there had been no consideration for the bill of sale—upon that information we applied for a search warrant, which was granted—he said he had been badly advised—I asked him who drew up the bill of sale, and he said, "Mr. Stanley, a solicitor"—he also referred to Mr. Parker, who was secretary to some water supply association.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This information that you received from him was at a meeting of the creditors?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—a great many persons were present; one of the largest creditors, Mr. Bouch, was in the chair—the bankrupt attended the meeting readily—it is usual to cross-examine at these meetings—I have had some experience in cross-examining—I found what he stated was correct, as to the place where the property was—I don't know, person
<lb/>ally, what amount of property was found there; I have heard—I think his debts amount to 2000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I won't be sure—(
<hi rend="italic">referring to the proceedings</hi>) the total liabilities unsecured are put down at 1266
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the total assets are 510
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; deficiency, 756
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this is the official assignee's report, which has the seal of the Court, "Furniture, 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; stock in trade, 355
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; other property, 145
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I have no doubt the lease is included in that 145
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner makes his deficiency 736
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the official assignee 756.—he has passed his last examination, and has an allowance of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per week—the assignee gave that allowance, and I consented.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there any account of the realization of the assets?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; but I think you may take them as good assets.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-138" type="surname" value="STANLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-138" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STANLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor—I am on the Rolls, but not cer
<lb/>tificated—I am clerk to a person named Parker, who is secretary to the Metropolitan Water Supply Association—I am a director of the company—I knew the defendant some weeks previous to his bankruptcy; I was intro
<lb/>duced to him by Parker—after being introduced to him I prepared a bill of sale from the bankrupt to a person of the name of Lewis—I prepared it by Mr. Cook's instructions—I did not see the grantee under that bill of sale, or ask to see him—I told Mr. Cook I would procure him some money to get him out of his difficulties, to carry him over the March quarter—I drew the bill of sale—it is destroyed—I destroyed it after he was made bankrupt, and I found it was not available—it was registered on the same day that he became bankrupt—I believe I destroyed it on the Monday following—the 27th was on a Thursday—I tore it up and put it on the fire, at 2, Bream's Buildings, Chancery Lane—it had been left there since 10th February—that is Parker's office, the office of the Water Supply Association—I saw no consideration money paid for it, nor did I see any grantee—I filed it myself, and with it an affidavit—I attested the execution of the bill of sale—I know Mr. Lewis—I had known him for many years—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a copy of the bill of sale—(
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th February</hi>, 1868,
<hi rend="italic">and was an assignment by Jonathan Cook, of</hi> 152,
<hi rend="italic">Old Kent Road, Draper, to George Lewis, of</hi> 10,
<hi rend="italic">Victoria Road, Peckham, of all his goods and utensils named in a schedule, in consideration of a sum of</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">to be repaid by half-yearly payments, with interest at the rate of</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">per cent</hi>.)—there purports to be a</p>
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<p>receipt of money from Lewis, signed by Jonathan Cook—I presume that I saw him sign that, if it is there—I have not the slightest doubt I did—I was to get the money for him under the bill of sale—I did not see the furniture—the schedule of the goods was furnished to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You know, do you not, that Mr. Lewis does advance money on many occasions?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have known him more than twenty years, and I have had many hundred pounds of his through my hands—Mr. Parker is here to-day: he was before the Magistrate—I don't think he has been before the Grand Jury—the prisoner told me that if he could get some money he could still go on with his business—I then told him that I could get him some money upon a bill of sale—I had not the slightest doubt that Mr. Lewis would have done it—I had known about the prisoner's affairs for some time before—he was very desirous indeed to go on with his business, and objected in every possible form to becoming a bankrupt.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Why did you not communicate with Mr. Lewis, whom you had known for twenty years, about the 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the time you received the instructions to the time of the registration?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I thought it was quite time to apply to him when the money was wanted: it would not have been wanted till the 4th March—I knew that no money had passed, and that Mr. Lewis had not been seen on the matter—I had not seen him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were the person to see him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was the person to get the money from him—I did not know of the removal of the property till the Monday morning—the date appears on the bill of sale, 10th February, that was when it was executed—I registered it, I filed it—when we came back from the registration we found that he could not possibly get over April, and we thought it was advisable for him to become a bankrupt: I thought so—I did not discover that, he could not get over the April month till after we had registered the bill—I discovered that within half an hour, a debt of 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was disclosed that we had never heard of before; a sum of 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. we imagined to be going into his business, instead of that it would have to come out of it—the amount of his debts had been placed before me before the amount that was coming due on the March months, and when we came back from registering the bill of sale I learnt what was to be carried on in the April months—there were persons pressing him at that time, I really forget who—I will undertake to swear there was a creditor pressing him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-139" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am an auctioneer and money agent, carrying on business at Victoria Road, Peckham, and Fore-street—I did not know the defendant on the 10th February—no one had spoken to me about this bill of sale—I was not aware that I had become the transferee of furniture from the prisoner until the 27th, not at the time of the execution of this bill of sale—I never advanced any money to the prisoner or Stanley on that bill of sale, not a shilling; nor upon any furniture—I first knew of the bill of sale on the 27th—I than saw the defendant and Mr. Parker together, and they apprised me that such a thing had been done; they said a bill of sale had been made in my name and registered—I felt very much annoyed at the time, and said I thought I ought to have been consulted on the matter before they did such a thing as that—Parker then said that Cook had become a bankrupt on that day, and that I should be required to attend at the Bankruptcy Court—I asked what for—they said this bill of sale having been made in my name they wished me to represent to the assignees, or some one there, that I had had consider
<lb/>ation for this property; that I had in fact advanced money—they said</p>
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<p>no more to me as to what I was to say, they went away; they were not there above five or six minutes—I did not say that I would or would not attend, I said nothing at the time they came to me—I said, "No; at any rate I will meet you to-morrow at the Bankruptcy Court—I went there—I saw five or six persons there, Cook, Parker, and several others—they said nothing to me at that time—they had a consultation between them, and I then heard there was going to be a meeting of creditors on Saturday morn
<lb/>ing—on the Sunday Cook and Parker came to my house, Cook then told me that he had explained everything to the assignees, that he had made a clean breast of it, and given up everything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You do sometimes lend money, do you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Some hundreds, I have done—when they came to me in the first instance they did not ask me to advance them the money, they only told me they had made a bill of sale in my name—I said they might have consulted me first—I said if they had consulted me I would have lent then 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; if they had put sufficient property in my hands I would lend them from 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the first interview I had with Mr. Cook was on Thursday evening, the 27th, about 8 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-140" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD BUTT</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, Heygate Street, Walworth Road, and am a traveller in Messrs. Dak in's employment—I have been acquainted with the defendant about eleven years and a half—on Monday, the 17th, his wife came to me, and I let her three unfurnished rooms—I did not see the defendant till the Tuesday week following; I went to his house that night—I did not remove any furniture and stock—I was smoking a pipe with Mr. Cook, I saw them removed—I did not accompany the goods to my house—I knew they were taken there—they remained there something like three or four days—I was not living there at the time—it was a house had taken but not occupied—I am now occupying it—I was living in another place at that time—I was going to occupy it some days prior to quarter-day—I did not see Cook for some days after the Tuesday evening—I was not present when the goods were removed under the search warrant—I never saw the goods afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long were the goods in your house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think they were removed on the Monday, they went in on the Tuesday—Mr. Cook cabled on me before the search warrant, and told me that he had been at a meeting of creditors, and had made a clean breast of it, and given up everything that he possessed in the world.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-141" type="surname" value="LUGAS"/>
<interp inst="t18680608-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LUGAS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Ladbury, accountants—I was in
<lb/>structed by the bankrupt's assignees to take an inventory of his stock—I did not examine into his affairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What was the value of the stock he had got?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 615
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. altogether, at cost price—the property that came back was 42
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. some odd shillings—that is included in the 615
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I know nothing about the lease.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOUCH</persName> </hi>. I am a general merchant—I have known the prisoner for some years, I am one of the trade assignees under his estate—I have heard that he has a wife and children—I have dealt with him to a considerable amount—I think I have not always found him regular in his payments—I think I have assisted him lately, and would have done so again—I did not find him more regular in 1866 than up to nearly the last, about the same up to the very last; I was surprised at his failing—Mr. Croft, his</p>
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<p>solicitor, called on me on the 28th and had a conversation reference to this matter, and at my suggestion a meeting of creditors was called for the next day—the prisoner appeared at my suggestion, or Mr. Croft brought him—a search warrant was granted upon his information, and we got possession of these goods—I believe he has now given over everything he possesses to the creditors—I can't say that he voluntarily stated to the creditors what he knew about the matter; he did state it</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was it not under pressure?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should certainly say so—he made use of this expression, that ha had been badly advised; and I wish his bad advisers were there instead of himself.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the jury, and by the assignees.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1868.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-145" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PITT</persName> </hi>. I am a cheesemonger, at 5, Farringdon Road—on 4th May Rodgers came into my shop about 12 o'clock for two pennyworth of cheese, he gave me a shilling in payment—I gave him the change and put the shilling in the till, there was only a florin there—after he left Brown came in for a rasher of bacon, and gave me a shilling—when he left a constable came in and spoke to me—I went to the till and found two bad shillings—I crossed the road to speak to the constable and saw the two prisoners together, at the corner of Farringdon Street—as soon as they saw me speak to him they walked off down Farringdon Street—Brown came in again on the 14th of May for two pennyworth of cheese—he paid me, a bad shilling—I sent for a constable immediately and gave him into custody, and gave the three bad shillings to the policeman Holt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown</hi>. I was only in the shop once, that was on the 14th.
<hi rend="italic">Rodgers. Q.</hi> How many times did you see me altogether?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw you in my shop once—I next saw you at the Smithfield Police Station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-146" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOLT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 287). I was called to take Brown—I took him to the station, and found 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-147" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HARDINGHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 326). I was on duty in Holborn on the 4th May, and saw the two prisoners there in front of the Farringdon Road—Brown left Rodgers and went into Mr. Pitt's shop—he came out again and joined Rodgers at the foot of Snow Hill—I afterwards went into Mr. Pitt's shop and said something to him—the two prisoners then Walked away very quickly—I saw Rodgers on the 14th—I saw Brown in custody and looked for Rodgers—I found him in Smithfield and took him to the station—I went for Mr. Pitt, and he said he was the man who uttered the counterfeit coin on the 4th—I found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him, six sixpences, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Rodgers</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see me with Brown on the 14th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I found you about ten minutes after Brown was in custody—you were coming near to the prosecutor's shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three shillings are bad, and the two uttered on the 4th are from one mould.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Brown's Defence</hi>. It is no use to say anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Rodgers' Defence</hi>. I was never in the shop more than once, and that was on the 4th of May.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-516-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-516-18680608 t18680608-516-punishment-28"/>Eighteen Months` Imprisonment each</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Doris Street, Lambeth, and am a porter out of employ—on 29th May, about 9.20 a. m., I was at the foot of West-minster Bridge by the House of Lords, and saw the prisoner pull off his coat, throw it on the pavement and instantly jump over the parapet into the water—the tide was running out and was very low—I ran to the other side of the arch and gave an alarm, someone in a steam boat threw out a life buoy to him—I hailed a boat, he was picked up, and I walked to the hospital with him and a Thames Policeman, where he remained till the following Tuesday—I told the policeman what I had seen, but the prisoner said nothing that I heard—he was able to walk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames Policeman</hi> 83.) I was near Westminster Bridge in a steam boat, and saw a man in the water, I ran for the life buoy and threw it to him—he just touched it with his fingers; I slipped the boat, got a hitcher and got hold of him with it—the whirl of the arch caused him to be straight up in the water—I got him on board the steamer, he appeared very weak and exhausted—I asked him where he belonged to—he said, after a few minutes'rest, "Covent Garden"—he sat on the deck of the steamer to rest; I blew a whistle for the police galley, and we rowed the prisoner to Westminster Pier, and he walked to Westminster Hospital about 10 minutes afterwards—I said nothing to him or he to me about why he had thrown himself into the water.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you give him up to the doctor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We were not allowed to leave him; I had the first watch, and did my duty time there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BULL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector L</hi>). On the 30th June, 1864, the prisoner was charged in my presence at the Hammersmith Police Court, with attempting to drown himself, by throwing himself from Hammersmith Suspension Bridge, he was suffering from
<hi rend="italic">delirium tremens</hi>—it is usual when a person is taken to the hospital in custody to have somebody to watch them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-153" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SCOBLE</persName> </hi>. I know the prisoner well; he works for Messrs. Bell, of Covent Garden, in whose employment I am—I am prepared, on their behalf, to say that they esteem him so long as he keeps sober, and that they will take him back again—he has been there several years—he has been rather addicted to drink, but has been very sober for the last four years, until very recently—some four years ago they made him an offer of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if he would keep sober for twelve months; he did so, and got the money, but latterly he has indulged in drink again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I know nothing of it more than a child unborn.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-517-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Saunders and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Price</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-157" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HYAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, of 23, Peter's Road, Hounslow, and am also employed as watchman to a gentleman in the City Road—I was on duty, on the Saturday morning of this robbery, about 6.30—I do not know the day of the month, or the year—I saw a man come out of the tailor's shop—I do not know the name—I have seen the man about the City Road—Fisher is the man; that is the short prisoner, Price; he put some stuff in a truck; I did not notice what it was; it was in a bag—1 do not know what became of the truck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you a bricklayer in the day, and a watchman at night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I go to bed in the day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 148). On 25th April I went to 152, City Road—the inside door was broken open, and the shop was stripped of everything—one door had been opened with a skeleton key, and two doors had been forced by a crowbar—everything was gone—I took Saunders on Saturday night, 25th April, and told him it was for breaking into 152, City Road—he said, "You will have to prove it"—I said "It is not for me to prove; Hyams, a watchman there, who is half silly, tells me that he saw you; he knows you very well by cleaning the lamps at Kean's public-house, and for that you will have to go to the station"—I took Price on the 27th, coming out of Mr. Wyld's beer-shop—he said he should not go with me, and made a desperate blow at me, and said, "I was minding my master's place, Mr. Wyld."</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-159" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN SHEPHERDS</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Richard Gibbs, a tailor and woollen draper—I locked up his premises on 6th April—there was property there, value 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and next morning it was all gone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-160" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 16, Bath Buildings—on Saturday, 25th April, about 6.15, 1 saw a truck outside a public house near the prose
<lb/>cutor's premises; some scaffold boards and steps were by it—three men were with it; Price is one of them—I know both the others, but they are not caught—when I got to the shop door, a man brought a black bag out—I looked at him; he seemed not to know what to do; I still looked at him, and Price motioned to him not to bring out the bag, but he did, and chucked two or three whitewash pails down—I told a man what I saw, and sent him to tell my governor that I should not be there—two bags were put on the truck, and they covered the scaffold boards over them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you next see Price?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> the Monday, at his master's, the beer-shop at the corner of Lyall Street—I had never seen him before the morning in question.</p>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WYLD</hi>. I am the wife of John Wyld—we kept the Prince Albert beer-house on 24th April, but do not now; it has been sold a month—Price has been in my husband's service nine months, and was so on 24th and 25th April—he slept in the house on 24th April, and left about 8.30 on the 15th—I know that, because we were moving, and he had not slept there before—he slept at our house all that week, and on this morning he went with my girl, Ellen Aylward, to open the beer-house, and at 11 o'clock he brought her back to me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where is the public-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 10, Prover Street, Hoxton—I do not know 152, City Road, but it is very close to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you keep the Prince Albert!
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From 16th May, 1866, to 29th April, 1867; we then sold it up, and were moving—I have heard that the 25th was the day of the robbery—we left four days afterwards, the 29th—I told the inspector that the prisoner was sleeping at our house at the time—I did not go before the Magistrate, I was not asked—I visited the prisoner in prison, and he asked me to come here—he asked me if I remembered that he slept in the house, and I remembered it, because we were moving, and because of his going with my little girl—he asked me if I remembered that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are the two houses close together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; we were nearer to the Barnsbury Road, and the prisoner slept in Barnsbury Road on the night of the 24th, in the kitchen.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see him go to bed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; my husband did—he is not here, but my girl is who called the prisoner up—he came home at 12.30, and went to bed at 1.30—he had his supper with us—his bed was made in the kitchen, and we left him there to go to bed—the kitchen was then locked, so that he could not get out—my husband looked it, and the prisoner really could not get out: if he had got out he could not get in again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Why not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He could not get up the grated area which is down below—we always lock the doors when we go to bed—that was not the first time he had slept there, he had slept there from Tuesday—he was locked in every night, and Sunday night too—the key was not taken out of the lock, it was left in the door outside by my husband, and we went into the hack kitchen—we slept in the back parlour.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-161" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN ALYWARD</persName> </hi>. I am 14 years old, and was servant to Mr. Wyld, at the Prince Albert, Prover Road, Hoxton—I slept at the Barnsbury Road on this Saturday—I remember my master moving from the Prince Albert—it was on a Tuesday—the prisoner slept at the house in Barnsbury Road—I heard of the robbery when the prisoner was taken on Monday night, he had slept at Barnsbury Road two or three nights—I remember 24th April, it was the Friday, and he was taken on the Monday—he slept that night on the hearth rug, in the kitchen at Barnsbury Road—I called him at 7 o'clock on Saturday morning—the door was locked then—it was bolted as it was left at night—he opened the door to me, and I saw him—he was undressed as he had come out of bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had he slept often there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three nights, he was taken on the Tuesday morning—I knocked at the door to wake him up, and he came and opened it—that was on the 25th—I was first spoken to on Tuesday morning about coming to give evidence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you done anything to the door before he opened it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I only knocked at it—I took no key down with me when I went.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAUNDERS</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PRICE</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted at Worship Street, in December, 1861, when he was sentenced to One Months Imprisoment, to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Imprison
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Brighton Policeman</hi>). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "John Dolly, convicted at Brighton, August</hi>, 1866,
<hi rend="italic">of stealing a pair of opera glasses.—Confined Four Months"</hi>)—I was present—the prisoner is the person; he was in my custody.—
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<interp inst="t18680608-519-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-519-18680608 t18680608-519-punishment-31"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALF</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-169" type="given" value="JOSEPH HENRY"/>JOSEPH HENRY JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant, of Enfield, and am one of the trustees of the prisoner's marriage settlement—my co-trustees are Mr. Drinkwater and Mr. Jordan—it is for the benefit of the wife first, who has separate use, then to the husband, and then to the children—the prisoner has applied to us from time to time to alter it—he filed a Bill in the Court of Chancery, which we answered; after that he sent letters from time to time without threats, but of an angry nature—I afterwards received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I know the prisoner's writing—it is his writing, but it is not signed—I heard him admit writing it, at the Mansion House—I am the person to whom it is written—I have received other letters from time to time, and have been the subject of other threats—(
<hi rend="italic">The letter was addressed Joseph Henry Jackson, dated 25th April, 1866, and contained the following expressions</hi>) "Although this letter is addressed to you, it is intended equally for your co-trustees. My wife distinctly stated that she would not oppose me, whether she approved of my course or not. I have to tell you that if you do not withdraw from the trusteeship of my marriage settlement, you must make up your mind to go further, and apply that I shall be placed under restraint, for as sure as there is a Heaven and a Hell, so sure shall I, and take this in its most extended meaning, be driven to an act of violence of no common or remediable kind. The uncontrollable feeling of revenge now raging in my breast must ere long end in a crime, the result of which will be a scaffold, if this country will consent for a person to be sacrificed when he has been driven to commit murder. I trust that the three weeks granted to a criminal to make his peace with God will be sufficient to enable me to do so. It may be that the time is at hand when the wife and the children of one of you will be a widow and fatherless."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Has our acquaintance been from schoolboys?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I was at school with you two years, but you were considerably older than me and I did not mix with you—my age is fifty-six—I never found you guilty of a breach of purpose, or truth, or integrity—I remember asking you to become a trustee of this settlement, and I assented—two of the trustees were relations, and therefore I have not taken an active part—I do not think I was consulted as to the matter going into Chancery—I remember expressing a wish to be relieved of the trusteeship—I was told that you applied to have fresh trustees appointed—I never consulted Messrs. Gills and Gordon—I suppose I signed the answer to your bill in Chancery—my belief</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Mr. Drinkwater marry the prisoner's wife sister?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, we are not related.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRINKWATER</hi>. I am one of the trustees—I married the pri
<lb/>soner's wife's sister—I am a clerk in the dividend office of the Bank of England—I met the prisoner in Bartholomew Lane, a short time before his arrest—I addressed him cordially, and he said, "Do you intend to give me that trust?"—I said, "No, it is in the hands of the Court of Chancery—he said, "You do not intend to give it up?" I said, "No"—he said, "Then, by God! I will stab you to the vital parts"—my only object has been to protect his wife and children—he is separated from his wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not I say "In the tenderest part?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, "In a vital part"—I was married in 1832—I had been married more than eight years when you married—you consulted me about this settlement nearly a month before your marriage—my age is seventy-three—I saw the draft of the deed before it was executed—I signed it at Gills and Gordon's office—our mamma-in-law did not give a marriage dowry with her daughters—my colleague, Mr. Gordon, refused to allow this money to go into anything but Government funds—when you endeavoured to possess yourself of the pro
<lb/>perty he considered that he had a duty to perform—when my wife and yours died there was certain property coming from the marriage settlement, and I wrote you a letter, stating that I found I had been guilty of a breach of trust to yourself, and Mr. Gills urged on you to restore the money lent—the Master of the Rolls would not consent to my clearing myself of the trust—your son has kept up the policy of insurance—I do not wish to answer whether I am willing to retire—some of the funds were sold by consent of the Court of Chancery and of your wife—I gave the statement to your son, and the money paid your debts—arrears of rent and taxes, which were two or three years in arrear, and your son paid them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the greater part of this money come from the wife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Through her mother—among other reasons for the Court of Chancery objecting to the change of trustees was that Mr. Watson was pro
<lb/>posed to be one, with whom the prisoner had been considerably mixed up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-170" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CRISP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 574). I took the prisoner on 5th May—he would not hear the charge, but said he would go wherever I wished—the warrant was read at the station, and he said that he was glad it had come to a charge; that he had written to the Lord Chancellor praying him to put him under restraint, or he should be sure to do some harm, as he had not got control over himself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that the settlement was a voluntary one, and that it secured to him certain powers which the trustees would not allow him to exercise; that they refused to act up to the deed or to transfer their trust to others, but had always striven to injure him when he endeavoured to obtain his rights, until goaded and driven to absolute madness he wrote the letter in question, but denied any intention to carry out his threats, although had he had the command of language ten thousand times stronger he should have felt it his duty to use it. He begged that he might not be sent out into the world again while the present trustees continued, lest his feelings, now dormant, should arouse him to greater fury, for so long as the cause of those feelings existed, and his rights were not restored to him, he preferred confinement to liberty</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1868.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Blackburn</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">insane</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">Ordered to be detained till Her Majesty's pleasure be known</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1868.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Pigott</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-175" type="given" value="LUCY"/>LUCY PROCTOR</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of 47, Lisson Grove, North—I let the house, 13, Charlton Street, Fitzroy Square—the prisoner occupied the third floor back—I hold the house on lease; there are five years yet to run.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-176" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA MILWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Milwood, of 13, Charlton Street, Fitzroy Square—on 15th May, about 12 o'clock at night, there was a knock at my door, and I recognized the prisoner's voice, who occupied the third floor back—he was insulting a woman, a customer of ours—I opened the door and he pushed her, called her very bad names, and told her to go in—my husband told him he would not have a customer of his insulted, the prisoner turned on my husband and wished him to come into the street to fight; he said he did not wish to strike an old man, but after a great many insults my husband did strike him—the prisoner then said, "I will set fire to the whole lot in the house"—his wife and son persuaded him to go to his room—he was very drunk—about 3 o'clock in the morning I was aroused by his wife calling to him from the top floor to put out the fire—he was in the yard—my room was full of smoke, and smelt strongly of fire—he made a rattling of pails in the yard and said, "I am trying to put it out"—I opened the bedroom door and saw three lodgers coming down stairs, they told me to get out of the place as it was on fire—the fire was in the back yard, in a closet adjoining the dust hole, which is made of wood—there were empty wooden boxes in it, and shavings, rags, paper, and wood—the dust hole is outside the house, but joins it against the brick wall of the house—the wooden door of the dust hole touches the window sill of the cellar where there are paraffin cans—it is a general shop, we sell almost everything—there was very little in the paraffin cans, we had drained them; there were also butter tubs, soda tubs, and shavings, in the cellar close to the window—my husband and the other men lodgers went down and put the fire out—about 11 o'clock in the morning the prisoner got up, he began abusing me and my husband—he gave me messages which he wished me to give to my husband—I told him to take them himself—I said "You are not a man to go and try to set fire to the place last night," he said "Yes, I did it with a candle, and I will do it again."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he was not quite sobered when he spoke to me, and was in an excited, quarrelsome state—some pieces of wood, an old rag shirt and a broom handle were all burnt to cinders—no part of the wooden building was burnt—the fire was not in the dust hole but in a wooden closet adjoining it—the bin is only used for lumber, not for refuse or cinders—I did not go down in the night, I heard him throwing water on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that as the prisoner was drunk, the best course would be for him
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-180" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER CLANCEY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of Fulham Fields—on the 22nd May I was at work in the grounds of Park House, Fulham, about 6.20, and found a parcel—I sent for Bowerman and opened it, it contained the dead body of a male child—I gave it to Bowerman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On 22nd May I went to where Clancey was at work and saw a parcel on the green, he got a knife and clipped it, it was made of paper and clothes—the body of the child was taken to Fulham Workhouse, and there was an inquest on it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-182" type="given" value="HENRY PAUL"/>HENRY PAUL REES</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of Walham Green—on 22nd May, about 7 o'clock, I saw the child's body at the police-station, Walham Green—it was tied up first in newspapers and then two or three linen or calico wrappers—a thick cloth was completely round the head or over the head and face, and tied under the neck so tightly in two or three knots that I had some difficulty in undoing it—the nose was pressed down flat to the face by the pressure of the cloth—there were several pins, to keep it closer I presume, and in two or three places the cloth was stitched; it was stitched all over the body, and on the head and face as well—the tongue and eyes were protruding, the lips were swollen, the nostrils compressed, and there was bloody fluid issuing from the mouth, which had stained the cloth; the neck was discolored where the cloth had pressed; the fingers were drawn in and pressed on the palms, and the nails were discoloured and black—I made a
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is there any doubt that suffocation was the cause of death?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have no doubt of it—there was merely one opening in the bandage when I saw it, as if made with a knife, which the gardener explained by saying that he cut a little slit to see what it was—I do not think the flattening of the nose could have been caused by a fall, because the cloth was so tight on the face—I will not say that it is impossible—it is possible</p>
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<interp inst="t18680608-name-183" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN MEREDITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 22, Camersham Street, Chelsea—on 16th May, the prisoner came to my house and engaged a room for a week—she brought no child and said nothing about bringing one—she left on the 22nd, when the constable took her—I had not known her before—she said that she was a servant, and said, "I shall not require the room any longer than a week, as I have got a place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did she sleep there every night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I have every reason to believe so—I did not see her in bed—I believe she was there on the night of the 21st, but cannot swear it—she was in the house when the constable came on the 22nd, and had been there an hour.</p>
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