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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</p>
<p>Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">J. C. LAWRENCE, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD BEECHING</hi> (35)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18690201-248-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/>, for that he having been duly adjudicated a bankrupt, did unlawfully conceal two shares in the Southwark Bridge Company, part of his property, with intent to defraud his creditors.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count.</hi> For concealing a quantity of plate, with a like intent.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DIGBY SEYMOUR</hi>. Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES AUSTIN</persName> </hi>. I am in the office of the Registrar of the Court of Bankruptcy—I produce the proceedings in the bankruptcy of Edward Beeching—the date of the petition is 13th June, 1868—it is his own peti
<lb/>tion, and the adjudication is the same date—there is a statement of account—the total debts are 1653
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the property deposited as security is 470
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—theamount of creditors unsecured is 853
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and those holding security, 750
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there are no assets—in the statement of account there is, under the head of household furniture, plate, &c., the word "None"—that statement is signed by the prisoner—there is also the word "None," in answer to annuities, shares, &c.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SEYMOUR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there any order on the proceed
<lb/>ings by the Commissioner to prosecute?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, there is not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-6" type="given" value="HENRY RUMBELOW"/>HENRY RUMBELOW WATSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to a broker—I went to the prisoner's house for the purpose of making an inventory, at Three Mill Dis
<lb/>tillery, Bromley—I saw the prisoner there—he took me over the house and showed me the different rooms—I did not make any estimate of the furni
<lb/>ture, I simply checked the bill of sale—I can't say whether this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the bill of sale—I saw no plate—this was on the 16th June—I might have seen some plated articles about the house, but no silver.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-7" type="given" value="GEORGE JOSEPH"/>GEORGE JOSEPH TBTT</persName> </hi>. I am an auctioneer, of 91, Queen Street, Cheap-side—I know the defendant, I had to attend to some matters for him about a bill of sale—I saw some plate in his possession some time previous to 5th</p>
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<p>September, 1867—I valued it roughly at 200 ounces, 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at 5
<hi rend="italic">a.</hi> an oz.—it was the ordinary kind of plate in use in a house; spoons and forks, and so on—it was in Seething Lane, City, in the office of the prisoner's father—it was handed over to the firm of Nicholls & Beeching, wine merchants, Beeching being his father—there were one or two transactions with the firm of Nicholls & Beeching—there was afterwards a payment of money by the prisoner to his father, I don't know the amount—they went into an account, and a settlement took place—I did not see the money handed over—I never saw the plate afterwards—I saw a box, but whether it contained the plate or not, I don't know; it was the same box in which I had previously seen the plate—I saw it in the safe at Nicholls & Beeching's; I can't tell when it was, it was subsequent to the 5th September—I don't recollect the prisoner speaking of the plate afterwards—I don't recollect anything about the plate after I first saw it—I saw the prisoner several times after, to about a week before the bankruptcy, on matters in reference to his bankruptcy principally—I had been trying to arrange with his creditors—I had conversation with him about his property, and he told me the state of his affairs, and I endea
<lb/>voured to see his creditors and effect a compromise with them—I don't recollect anything at all about the plate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">here withdrew from the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES LEVERSON LANE</hi> (30)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">In other Counts</hi>, the mode of charge was varied.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence. It appeared from</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND'S</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">opening, that the defendant had been arrested upon a warrant, which directed the Shernif'e Officer to take him to Whiteeroaa. Street Prison; instead of which, he was handed over to the keeper of a lock
<lb/>up in Bream's Buildings, from which place he, together with another debtor, escaped and went to Boulogne;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">submitted that this was no offence, either at common law or under the statute; the escape pointed at being an escape from a criminal charge, and not from civil process.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">contended that it was an ofence to escape from the custody of the lass, whether civil or criminal, and referred to</hi> "Tomlin's Law Dictionary,"
<hi rend="italic">title</hi> "Gaol," "Reg.
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Asler," 1 Carrington and Marshman;
<hi rend="italic">and to</hi> "Hawkins' Pleas of the Crown,"
<hi rend="italic">Vol.</hi> 2,
<hi rend="italic">c.</hi> 18,
<hi rend="italic">sec.</hi> 4.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion, that the case could not be supported, the defendant was clearly not in lawful custody, either as regarded the person who had charge of him, or the place in which he was confined; therefore, in effect
<lb/>ing his escape, he had committed no criminal offence.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690201-251-offence-1 t18690201-name-11"/>Samuel Scales</persName>, and stealing a purse and 1
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., his property.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-12" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SCALES</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, living at 25, Grove Street, Poplar—on Saturday before, 25th January, I was in Radford's Walk, Bromley Fields—I had seen the prisoner and another man at the Cherry-Tree just before—they</p>
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<p>came alongside of me, and as I turned into the alley, the prisoner stepped back and out me a violent blow on the back, and got me on the ground—his companion got on me and took my money from my pocket—Ihad 2
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—they did not take it all—15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. odd was left—I had seen it safe not more than five minutes—I shouted "Police!"—one of the men ran away and the policeman came up and caught the prisoner on me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Can you swear I was one of the men at the Cherry-Tree I
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes—I only saw two men there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-13" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 110). I was on duty in St. Leonard's Street—Iheard a cry of "Police!"—I went towards the alley and saw the prisoner hold
<lb/>ing the prosecutor down on his back—there was another man on the other side of him—he ran away—I caught hold of the prisoner and took him into custody—I had seen them two or three minutes before—the prosecutor and another man were together, and the'prisoner was walking two or three yards behind, and I lost sight of them for, a few Minutes, till I heard this cry, and then I ran up—the prosecutor was not sober, but he knew what he was about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent—I was not one of the men who was there at all—as I was going home I saw the prosecutor lying on his back on the ground, drunk, and I laid hold of him to assist him up as any other man would do.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690201-252-offence-1 t18690201-name-16"/>John Fraser</persName>, and stealing a guernsey, a waistcoat, and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Maloney.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-17" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FRASER</persName> </hi>. I live at the Destitute Sailors' Home—on 18th January, about 11 o'clock in the evening, I was in Nightingale Street, Wapping—I had had some liquor, and had been picked up by a policeman—after he left, three men came and stood over me—I don't know how long it was after—I had on a coat, vest, guernsey, and boots, and five or six shillings in my vest—a constable named Sharpe came up to me, and I made a complaint to him—I don't know what became of the men—when they had gone I missed my coat, waistcoat, guernsey, and boots—I have no recollection of my boots being taken off—I saw my guernsey at the station next morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-18" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT AUSTIN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 66). On 19th January, about 2 o'clock in the morning, I saw the prosecutor in Nightingale Lane, lying on the ground, intoxicated—at that time he had his boots, guernsey, vest, and a pair of trowsers on—I picked him up, and put him on his feet—I had not seen the prisoners then—I heard a woman cry two or three minutes after I left him—I went in the direction of the cries, and I saw the prose
<lb/>cutor was then on his feet where I put him—I saw the two prisoners and another man were round her, doing something to her; I saw them distinctly—I afterwards saw them coming towards me—I went up to the woman, and started her down the lane—I went on, and saw the prisoners on the prosecutor—I could not see exactly what they were doing; they were stooping down, doing something with their hands—there was a lamp nearly close—I was about fifty yards off—they ran away in the direction of High Street, Wapping—I followed them, cryig "Stop thief!"—Sharpe, the con
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<p>stopped Tuck—I went up and said, "That is the man," and took him to the station-house—the prosecutor charged him with robbing him of a guernsey, coat, vest, and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money—I saw Tuck throw the guernsey down as I followed him; the other constable picked it up—the prosecutor had nothing on but his shirt and trowsers then—I was about thirty yards off when I saw the prisoners doing something to the woman—I knew the prisoners before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-19" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SHARPE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 175). On the morning of the 19th I was in High Street, Wapping, on duty—I heard cries, and saw a light turned by the last witness—I stopped, and saw the two prisoners and another man—they ran till they got near me; one ran by me, and as I turned round to look after him, I saw Tuck drop the guernsey—I made for him, and caught him—Maloney ran back—I had opportunities of observing him as I ran after Tuck—it was light where I was standing under a lamp.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> Did you say when you were before the Magistrate you were not quite sure of Maloney at the first look!
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said at first I was not sure, and I took a second look, and the next time I saw him I said I was sure it was him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-20" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD NEWTON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Thames Policeman</hi> 37). I apprehended Maloney at the Star public—house, Dock Street—I charged him with highway robbery—hesaid he knew nothing of it whatever.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Tuck's Defence.</hi> I know nothing at all about the guernsey. The pross
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> </hi> Have you any other persons living in the house!
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> </hi> I have—I have only one servant—hearing Gibbons' voice caused me to look at his face.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">E</hi> </hi> 83, and went with him to the prosecutrix's hour—I had seen the prisoners together many times—I saw Gibbons again on 2nd January—I had seen him in company with May before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> </hi> Have you ever said that before!
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> </hi> I have—I am sure Gibbons was one of them, and knew them both before—I was standing in the square between fifteen and twenty yards from the house—they pared me on the pavement—I could have stopped them—I did not—I did not know the robbery had been committed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> </hi> How far were you from them in Koppel Street!
<hi rend="largeCaps">
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> </hi> About forty yards.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi> 163). On 15th December, Carter spoke to me, in consequence of which I looked out for one of the prisoners—Imet Gibbons on 2nd January, in the evening—I said I should take him into custody for entering a house, No. 3, Torrington Street, stealing some plate, and other articles; and assaulting the landlady of the house—he said, "You know I would not do such a thing as that, Chamberlain"—I said, "I don't know so much about that"—he said, "That evening I was at Shoreditch, London Bridge, and Waterloo Stations"—I asked him how he knew it was on that evening that he was at the stations—he said, "Well I know it was"—Iafterwards took him to the station and brought the prosecutrix to see him—hewas placed with twelve or thirteen others—Mrs. Browning picked out another man first, and afterwards she picked out Gibbons—she came in, and they were standing in a circle, she said "That is the man" and as she was walking out; Gibbon's said, "She has not got me"—she said, "Will you allow me to look in the room again, I think I heard the man's voice"—I told her to look round the room, and then she went to Gibbons and said, "That is the man" I am sure you are the man.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690201-259-offence-1 t18690201-name-41"/>Kitty Gray</persName>, Emma, his wife, being alive—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-259-18690201 t18690201-259-punishment-10"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment</rs>.</hi> And</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18690201-260-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing 4320 yards of braid and 30 boxes, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690201-260-offence-1 t18690201-name-43"/>Albert Morley</persName> and another—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-260-18690201 t18690201-260-punishment-11"/>Six Months' Imprisonment</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Sergeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-261-18690201 t18690201-261-punishment-13"/>Five Years' Penal Ser
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BLAKESLEY</hi> ** (32)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HILLS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi>. conducted the Prosecution; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-51" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PURCELL</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of 7, Bath Street, Hackney wick—on 8th Jauuary, about 8 a.m., I served the prisoner with a rasher of bacon; it came to 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she tendered a florin—I gave her three sixpences and a penny—I put the florin in the till—there was no other money there—she left the shop, and in half or three—quarters of an hour I went to the till to change a half-crown, and found the florin was had—I bent it, put it in a</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Crosss-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know the defendant?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yee—I believe she is married—I knew where she lived, and where to find her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-52" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET CHALK</persName> </hi>. I keep a chandler's shop at 14, Ormond Place, Hackney Wick—on 8th January, about 10 o'clock, I served the prisoner with a two-penny packet of corn-flour—she gave me a florin, it looked white, and I said, "Is it a good one?"—she said, "I hope so, I have just taken it at Homerton and I do not want to go back"—I put it on the mantel-piece till my husband came home, and afterwards gave it to Policeman
<hi rend="italic">N</hi> 415.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you known her about twelve months?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yee, but not at the shop—Homerton is not far from Hackney Wick—she had her child with her—corn flour is used for children.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> How long have you known her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Twelve years—I knew where she lived—she has a husband—I have known him as long.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-54" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARKINSON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 415). On the night of 15th January I went to 3, Elizabeth Terrace, Hackney Wick, and found the prisoner in bed with her husband—I told her I should take her for uttering a base florin to Ellen Lloyd—she said, "If I did so, it was unknown to me"—I took her to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEESTER</persName> </hi>. These florins are bad; two of them are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "Whatever money I have taken, I have had from my husband. I never passed a bad one. I was not aware one of them was bad."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HILLS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I put it in the till, which was empty, and gave him the change—I afterwards took it out and gave it to my husband, who gave the prisoner in charge—I was serving all the evening, and received sixpences, fourpences, and threepences, but no shillings or half-crowns.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-59" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES RONEY</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Little Driver, Bow Road—on 3rd January, at 9.30 at night, I served the prisoner with a pot of ale—he tendered me a florin—I bent it, gave it back to him, and told him it was bad—he gave me a good 6
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never was at the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-60" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA WSBB</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, who keeps the Plough, Mile End Road—on 3rd January, at 10 p.m., I served the prisoner with a glass of ale—he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I bent it, said it was bad, and gave it back to him—he said that he did not know it—a man who was with him gave me a good 4
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BIBBSY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 174). I took the prisoner, and charged him with passing two bad shillings—he said that he never had a bad shilling in his life—Mr. Fisher gave me these two shillings.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two shillings are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I worked hard for the money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1869.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690201-273-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH PHILLIPSON</hi> (21)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which he had received on account of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-85" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SIMMONDS</persName> </hi>. I am a box maker, of 49, Milton Street—I trade as Charles Simmonde & Co.—the prisoner was in my service—he entered it in</p>
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<p>February, 1867—he was traveller and collector—it was his duty to receive all monies and bring them to me, and enter them in the book—he ought to bring the money to me the same day he received it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there an agreement in writing between you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced and read:</hi> "23, Castle Street, Finsbury, January 31, 1868. To Mr. Joseph Phillipson. Sir, I hereby agree to allow you one-third of the nett profits since the commencement of the said busi
<lb/>ness, for your service in promoting the same and keeping the books, exclusive of any weekly sum you may receive from the firm, according to special arrangement; and, also, that this agreement stand good and valid till Christmas, 1868. Charles Simmonds.")</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did you pay him per week?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I had customers named Pick, De Costa, Prescott, and Benson—the prisoner never accounted to me for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on 20th November, 1868, from Pick, or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on 21st November, from De Costa, or 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Benson, on 21st November—the prisoner represented them as monthly accounts; that is, we should send in this month and receive the next—up to December, 1868, I made no profit—it was my first year in business—I had to pay away a great deal of money—the prisoner kept the cash-book—he was taken into custody on the 10th January—I should think the cash-book had been out of the place quite a month before that—I made no entries, the prisoner kept it entirely—I paid all my own bills, and ordered in all my own stuff—I don't know where the cash-book comes from.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you mean to say that book was not brought to you by the prisoner's brother, long before the prisoner was taken into custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was brought to me by his brother on 22nd December, with a letter—I had never balanced the book myself—I began business in January, 1867; the prisoner came to me in February, he was in a situation at Westminster—I can sign my name, I can't keep accounts, that was the reason I employed him and gave him such an advantage, 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week and a third of the profits—in 1867, my first year, I did not make any profit; I had to find my business—the first year he brought me what money was due to me—I never made out an account, or got him to do it, to see what was due to each—I have machinery, I bought that myself—I had money of my own to start with, about 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I dare say—I can swear I had 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 140
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. when I first started, of my own money—I bought the machinery with that—all the machinery and benches were bought out of my capital that I started with—that did not take all my capital, very nearly all—I was working the business as well—the second year, when things were a little better, I took a couple of pounds out of the business, or something like that, or perhaps more; I took no other sums; I might have taken a few shillings more than 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week—I did not keep any account of what I did take—I have not had 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week; of course I took a living out of it—I had to pay my wages, my bills, and everything else, and after that there was nothing else left—I lived at 49, King Square, Goswell Road—I don't rent the house—I had apartments in the house—I have a wife and family—I kept them out of the business—I did not pay for the machinery out of the business—I paid for it out of the capital—I have not been repaid out of the business—I had the 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in my possession—I kept some at home and some in Cripplegate Savings' Bank, 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 140
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I drew it nearly all out the first year—the scouring and cutting machine was paid for out of the capital—when the cash book came to me on the 22nd December, it was posted up, and an account made of 84
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,</p>
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<p>consisting of the items which I charge the prisoner with taking—it was an understood thing between me and him that he was to have 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a weak, but as to my salary it was not stated—I have received money from my customers since the prisoner left, but very little—I first accused the pri
<lb/>soner on the 15th December, and on the 22nd the books came to me mad up in this way, with a letter—my solicitor has the letter—I don't know whether it was produced before the Magistrates—I did not tear off the heading before it was produced, my brother did; it was headed "List of accounts appropriated by me on account of one-third of the profits from the business of Simmonds & Co. as per agreement"—(
<hi rend="italic">Looking at a paper</hi>) that is my writing—I did not say I could not write, I said I could sign my name—these are the different works I did—the prisoner was about nineteen when he first came to me—I can't write sufficient to carry on my business, if I could have done that I should never have given him this advantage.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that after this evidence it would be impossible to sustain the charge.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There were two other indictments, upon which no evidence was offered.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18690201-275-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-275-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. to the burglarly, but not to the previous conviction.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-90" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT REEVES</persName> </hi>. I am a warder in the House of Correction—I produce a certificate. (
<hi rend="italic">This certified the conviction of William Ryan, at Clerkenwell, on the</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th August</hi>, 1866). The prisoner is the person mentioned in cer
<lb/>tificate—Iwas present when he was convicted—I had him in my custody three or four months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never have been convicted before—he came to the prison three times and could not pick me out till last week, when a short officer came and pointed me out to him.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> That is not so—I pointed him out the first time—I remember him perfectly—when he was in the House of Detention, he threatened to kick an officer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-91" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN LOCKYER</persName> </hi>. I am an officer—I know the prisoner to be the person mentioned in the certificate—I proved a previous conviction against him when he was at Clerkenwell, when he was sentenced totwo years' imprisonment; and on that occasion, he fell out from the ranks, and tried to kick me in the—; and I had a tussle with him before, in the House of Correction, therefore I know him well.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Did not the other officer call your attention to me? Witness. No; I recollected you perfectly well—I first knew you in 1862.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GRADY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. *—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARDCASTLE</hi></p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">ordered a reward of</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to be paid to Mason, an officer in the case, who, at great personal risk, apprehended the prisoners.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Wilkinson.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 39). On the morning of 17th January, about 3 o'clock, I met the two prisoners—I took hold of Manhood, and said, "What have you got about you?"—he said, "Nothing"—I opened his coat and vest, and, rolled round his body I found this piece of cloth—while I was searhing him, Wilkinson, who was with him at the time, ran a distance of about five yards away, and stood under a lamp—I said to him, "There is no use in your running away, I shall know you again"—I asked Manhood where he bad got the cloth—he said he had taken it from home; he afterwards said he found it under a railway arch—they were about fifty or sixty yards from the prosecutor's house when I met them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PEACH</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Club Row, Church Street, Bethnal Green—about 7.30 on the morning of 17th January, I heard a knocking, and on going down stairs, I found my two bars in the window sprung, and the shutter forced down, the window broken at the bottom, and glass taken out; and among other things, seven lengths of trowsers, three of Bedford cord, three of worsted cord, taken away—I can swear that these (
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi> 16). There was
<hi rend="italic">a friendly lead</hi> on, for the benefit of Manhood, and Wilkinson was chairman at it when I took him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Manhood's Defence.</hi> I had been to the East London Theatre, and coming home I picked up the things under Wheeler Street arch. A young man who was with me told me to put the flannel round me and come to his place, and as we were going along the policeman stopped us. Wilkinson was not with me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MANHOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">further</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction in April</hi>, 1867.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-276-18690201 t18690201-276-punishment-26"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Redman and Gale.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who were your friends, that were with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Robert and James Moy—we had been spending the evening together—I was considerably the worse for liquor—I can't answer for my friends—I don't remember taking off my coat and expressing a desire to fight anybody—I don't know the prisoners—we were returning from Wells Street, Oxford Street, where we had been the whole evening—we left about 12 o'clock—this</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you not considerably the worse for liquor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was not—I don't think I had taken a drop of liquor all the evening—I had been taking ale—I am not able to say how much—I did not see White take off his coat, or hear him challenge anyone to fight—nothing of the sort; he did not do anything but protect himself—he was the worse for drink, but he could walk very well—he did not assault anybody—he was singing along the street—I saw five persons near the spot—one man stood outside his door—I could not identify him—a man named Atkins was given into custo
<lb/>dy—notby me—I believe by the prosecutor—he was discharged—the pro
<lb/>secutor said he believed he was one of them—we had been having our supper in Wells Street, with some fellow workmen, and left there about 12 o'clock—we stopped outside the door talking for a little time, and then came along Compton Street—I am a labourer, and White works with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sliney.</hi> How far were you from the prosecutor when he was pushed down?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Not above ten or twenty yards—one of the men stood on the pavement, and he jumped off the pavement and struck my brother.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you the worse for drink?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had bad a little, but not much—I was not the worse for it—White was a little in advance of me; we were all walking together, in fact—I did not see White take off his coat—he was not in a fighting mood he did not speak to anybody, or want to fight anybody—a few persons came up after he fell down—I saw him struck and knocked down.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E R</hi> 9). On Sunday afternoon, 3rd January, about 3 o'clock, I was called by Robert Moy, in Stacey Street—he pointed out Sliney to me, and charged him with knocking White down on Saturday night, and being concerned with others in robbing him of his watch—Sliney said he saw the fight, but he did not do anything in it—I apprehended Gale and Redman on Saturday night, or early on Monday morning—he said he was in company with Sliney and Redman on the Saturday night, but he did not know anything about any watch robbery—Redman</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POYNTER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from my trowsers pocket—I had been drinking, but was not drunk—a man of the name of Carroll, a tailor, was there—I complained to the landlord.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What had you been drinking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Some rum and some beer—I had had about two glasses of rum, and I don't know how much beer—they told Carroll to go out of the room while they were robbing me, and when he came back he saw them knocking me down and taking the money out of my pocket—I knew the prisoners by sight before—Mitchell I knew a good bit—I don't suppose anybody saw me with the 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when I went into the room—it would have been very little good for me to call out, because they would have hindered me by putting their hands on my mouth—that prevented my screaming—they had their hands over my mouth until they had taken the money out of my pocket—as they were leaving the room I did call out, and said I knew them—that was all I said—I told the land
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were the prisoners all this time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They ran out into the street—I remained in the room after they went, because Carroll put me in check—he was like an accomplice of theirs—he came into the room at the same time they did—there were six, or seven, or eight of them altogether—he left before I was knocked down, and returned in a few minutes before they left, and when they left he stopped with me—I remained talking to him fifteen or twenty minutes before I spoke to the landlord.</p>
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<p>January, about 3 o'clock, I remember three gentlemen coming to my front bar—I saw the prisoners and the prosecutor—there were two or three pots of porter called for, which the prosecutor paid for—they went into the club room, and called for three pots more beer, for which the prosecutor gave me a shilling—they could only muster 7 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">Walker. Q.</hi> How far should you say you were away from me when you saw me with Williams?
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 85). I was with Maynard, and saw both the prisoners—I ran after Walker through Mecklenburgh Square, down Caroline Place, across Guildford Street, into Lamb's Conduit Street, where he was stopped by some gentleman—I told him I was a constable, and should take him into custody—he said, "I have done nothing"—I did not lose sight of him from the time of seeing him run across Doughty Street till he was stopped.</p>
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<p>stopped me, "I lost the little fellow, and took another one before I took him; he is a little one, but not too little for his trade."
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Nothing of the sort passed—I should think the prisoners were from thirty to forty yards from the prosecutor's house when I first saw them running; they were coming in a direction from the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-123" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GOODWIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 46, Downham Road, Kingsland—about 9.45, on 21st January, I was in Lamb's Conduit Street—I saw the prisoner Walker running towards me—I stopped him, and the last witness came up and took him into custody—he said nothing to me about having missed one man and taken another, or about his being a little one but not too small for his business.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-124" type="given" value="MARY"/>MART FOWLER</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Holland—on the evening of 21st January I fastened the street door at 6.15, after Mr. Holland came in, and it was not open after that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Walker put in a written defence, stating that he was entirely innocent, that he knew nothing of Williams, and that lie wished to call him as a witness to prove it.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-125" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>). Walker was not with me on this night—no one was with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was not anyone with you at the time you saw the police-constable?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I was quite alone—I did not see anybody else near when the policeman stopped me—I never saw Walker before in my life till I saw him at the station—I never associated with him—I got into the house alone, by a skeleton key which I had by me for some Yesrs—no one assisted me, and no one ran away with me—I never attempted such a thing before—I had the skeleton key to open my own street door with—I threw it away when I came away from the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MAYNARD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). He had no key on him when I searched him, and had no opportunity of making away with it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-127" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS BEDDLESTONE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 80). I know the two prisoners—I have seen them in company on many occasions—seven or eight during the last three weeks or a month, in Parker Street, Drury Lane, and Short's Gardens, and also in company with several other thieves.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. *
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction on 1st July</hi>, 1867.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-280-18690201 t18690201-280-punishment-30"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-280-18690201 t18690201-280-punishment-31"/>Twelve Menthe' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JENKYN</hi> (28)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIN</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="t18690201-name-130" type="given" value="JOHN TODD"/>REV. JOHN TODD BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am chaplain to the Minster Union, Isle of Thanet—on 4th January I came out of a shop near the Old Jewry, and walked towards the Bank—there was a slight stoppage, and the prisoner stopped in front of me and looked me very earnestly in the face—I looked down and found my chain dangling, and missed my watch, which was a testimonial, and was worth 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the man had then gone—I followed, there was a cry of "Stop thief!" and I went to Bow Lane station—while I was there the prisoner was brought in, and I identified him instantly—this is my watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), the inscription is on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you a friend with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, on my arm,</p>
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<lb/>stable in uniform was with him—I had not spoken to the constable before—I had had no opportunity of seeing the prisoner's dress, but his look was one which I shall never forget; his countenance fixed itself upon me—Page had not spoken to me in the Poultry, he came in with the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-131" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer's assistant, at 29, Poultry—on the evening of the 4th January, about 6.30—I saw the prisoner with the great coat on his left arm, which he is wearing now—I am not certain whether there were not two others with him—the prisoner went near the prosecutor, whose great coat was open, and I saw his chain dangling—I said "You have lost your watch, Sir"—I chased the prisoner through Grocer's Hall Court, and King's Arms Yard into Moorgate Street, then through Princes Street, where he crossed to the Royal Exchange, and I took him a yard or two past Birch's, in Cornhill—he had stopped running then—he was about five yards in front of me all the time—I lost sight of him in turning the corners, but I saw him running again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How far were you off him when he turned the corner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I kept about five yards the him whole distance—I gave him in custody—he was taken as near Birch's as possible, or a couple of doors from it—he had passed Birch's—I know the spot where the watch was found, it was in the very area where I took him—the porter spoke to me about the area, and I have looked at it since—two or time persons joined in the chase as far as Grocer's Hall Court, and then left off—the prisoner is a stranger to me—he began walking at the end of Princes Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-132" type="surname" value="PEEK"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-132" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL PEEK</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 671). On 4th January, about 6.30, Page pointed out the prisoner to me in Cornhill, and I took him to Bow Lane station—on entering, the prosecutor recognised him immediately—he gave his addres 358, Strathmore Terrace, Chelsea—I went to Chelsea but could not find such a terrace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you meet the prisoner coming face to face?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was standing in front of the Royal Exchange—he had passed Birch's ten or fifteen yards—the watch was not found higher up than he was taken, but if anything lower down; he had passed the spot—he was walking, no one was running.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-133" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW HACKNEY</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger to the Limited Post and General Insurance Office, 17 and 18, Cornhill, two doors beyond Birch's from here—on the morning of January 5th, I found this watch in the area.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-281-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted at Clerkenwell in December</hi>, 1862,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. **—
<hi rend="italic">His brother stated that he had been endeavouring to get an honest living and the prosecutor stated his intention to assist him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PALMER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-136" type="given" value="ALFRED GRAY"/>ALFRED GRAY ALDER</persName> </hi>. I carry on business with my father, at 67, Bet
<lb/>wick Street, as pawnbrokers—on 4th November, the prisoner brought this mug (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and asked me to lend him three guineas on it, and pointed to the Hall-mark at the bottom—I looked at it, took it for silver, and lent him three guineas—he gave his name, "William Redgrave, 13, Titchfield Street;" I wrote that at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690201-name-137" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Robertson & Co., of Mortimer Street, pawnbrokers—about 28th November, the prisoner brought this mug (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,) and asked me to lend him 45
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it—I looked at it, and said, "I do not see the Hall—mark; this is not silver"—he pointed to it, and said that it was—I was satisfied, and advanced the amount—I was with the officer when he was taken, and identified him—the officer said that he was charged with pledging this mug—he said, "It is nothing more than I expected."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Did I say that I was coming down to you that afternoon?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> That was after the charge was read to you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mrs. Starling, a pawnbroker, of Great Portland Street—on 15th November, the prisoner brought me this tankard (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,) and asked me to advance him some money on it—I did not see the Hall-mark, it being in the chasing, and he pointed it out—I put it in the scale, and lent him 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it—he did not say what metal it was, but he pointed to the Hall-mark, and gave me the weight—on 24th Decem
<lb/>ber, he came again with another tankard (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he pointed to the Hall-mark and I lent him two guineas on it—he gave the name of "Eddington, Leicester Square," and I knew that firm of silversmiths—I wrote this name on these two tickets, spelling it with either one or two "d's," and he corrected me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690201-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690201-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-139" type="surname" value="HERBERT"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-139" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HERBERT</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Mrs. Starling—on 5th January, the prisoner presented a mug, which appeared to be silver, and asked for 4
<hi rend="italic">i.</hi> upon it—he gave me the weight as 13oz.—I saw the Hall-mark, and called his attention to a roughness on the handle—he said, "There was a dent on the handle, and I cut that piece out to save myself the trouble of taking the handle off"—I lent him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on it—he gave his name, "Eddington, of Titchfield Street."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Prior to bringing that, did I bring a basin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A silver sugar basin—you said "Put it in the name of Eddington"—you afterwards brought me some spoons and gave a different name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-140" type="surname" value="ALDOUS"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-140" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ALDOUS</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of Berwick Street—this mug (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) was pawned at my shop—I found that it was not silver—I went to Little Titchfield Street, a little boy opened the door, and when the prisoner came I showed him the mug—I said "Do you know this?"—he said "Yes"—I said "You are a pretty fellow, to get three guineas out of my son for this, it is only metal;"—he said, "I did not know but that it was silver, it was brought to me by a young man from Birmingham, to be gilt inside, and when I had gilt it he wanted to raise some money on it, and asked me to pawn it for him; I said 'I will take it down to Mr. Aldous's and pawn it for you'—he gave me a glass of ale for my trouble, and when I came back he said 'I hope you will keep it quiet,' or 'keep it dark and you shall have the money for it.'</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I not say "I was not aware it was not silver, I</p>
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<p>pawned it for a friend at Birmingham, and if you will keep It quiet I shall be able to get the party?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<persName id="t18690201-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690201-name-141" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-141" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-141" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA MOORE</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother, at 13, Great Titchfield Street—at the end of June, a person named Little hired a workshop in the yard, at 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, and carried on the business of an electro
<lb/>plater and water gilder—in consequence of his not paying his rent we shut up the place in October, and would not let him in; the prisoner then came and said that he was in the same business and would take the shop and share it with Little, and he paid part of the arrears of rent, and from that time they occupied the shop and worked jointly—I pointed out the shop to the officer when he came—it was in the same state as when the prisoner and Little were there on that morning—I understand they worked together, but was never in the shop while they were at work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was Mr. Little locked out in consequence of his not pay
<lb/>ing his rent?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he introduced you as his cousin—you went to my mother and said that you would share the rent, as he was not in a position to pay the whole.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690201-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690201-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-142" type="surname" value="HOUGH"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-142" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOUGH</persName> </hi>. I am an assayer to the Goldsmith's Company—I have examined these cups—the marks on them are the marks of the Goldsmith's Company, but they are deposits from a genuine mark, and have not been impressed by the Company—they are counterfeit—an impression has been taken from a genuine mark, in gutta percha, which is afterwards covered with plumbago on the surface, it is then placed in a battery, suspended by a wire—here is the wire taken from the prisoner's place—at the other end of the wire is the metal to be deposited, the acid in the battery dissolves the metal, and the current deposits the metal on the mould—that deposit goes on until it is of sufficient thickness—you can discon
<lb/>nect the metal from the gutta percha afterwards, and then it becomes a perfect counterpart—a small portion is then taken out of this cup and a bed is made to receive the Hall-mark, which is cut to the size, and fastened with lead solder by the blow pipe, it is then chased over with a tool and afterwards electro-typed—the true Hall-marks are made with different punches, which causes an irregularity in the distances, you never get the same distance, but these are all done by one process and are at equal distances—they must all have been done from the same die, from a fac simile of this one found in the prisoner's shop in some loose cuttings—it is perfect, and is ready for insertion—I also found a galvanic battery, some metal clipping, and everything necessary for gilding and silvering—these cups are German silver, which is a base metal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Have you ever been in any other gilder's shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I found nothing extra here, with the exception of this mark—I never saw anything in a silversmith's shop by which a man could manufacture these things.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was this process new to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, no such instance of transferring marks has been brought to my knowledge by this process—there is no process of trade in which it is used.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> But electricity is a very familiar process now for transferring? A. For copying; for repeating—this is a fraudulent use of a process already known.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-143" type="given" value="SERJEAST"/>MR. SERJEAST SLEIGH</persName> </hi>. You say that there was nothing extra in the shop; was anything extra required for the purpose of doing that which is imputed to the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 80). I took the prisoner, and told him the charge—he said that it was nothing more than he expected—I went with Mr. Hough to 13, Great Titchfield Street, and found the articles pro
<lb/>duced in the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, states that he pawned the cups for a Mr. Roberts, who brought them to him to gild, and that he did not know they were not silver.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-146" type="given" value="SLEIGH,"/>MR. SERJEANT SLEIGH, MR. PALMER</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COXON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-147" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Robertson, pawnbroker, of Cavendish Square—on 4th December, the prisoner brought a tankard, and asked me to lend him 45
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. upon it—he pointed out the Hall-mark—I weighed the tankard, and found it to be 8 ozs—I asked him how much per ounce it cost, and he said 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I then advanced him the money—he gave the name of Little, 13, Great Titchfield Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> When I brought the tankard, Mr. Robertson was in?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, he was not—you asked me to lend you 45
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. upon it—I did not say that I would make out the ticket in the name of Redgrave—I told you that I had had one of the same make before, and you said, "Yes, it is all right, it was brought by my fellow partner, Redgrave."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate:</hi>—"I took it as an agent of Redgrave."</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-148" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WENTWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. McCarthy, pawnbroker, 205, Caledonian Road—on the 19th December, the prisoner brought me a tankard to pledge—I examined it, and called his attention to the Hall-mark, saying that it was not so distinct as it usually was upon silver goods—he said, "That is on account of the finishing, after it has come from the hall"—I wished to test the tankard, by filing it at the bottom, but he objected, and said, "I cannot allow you to try it, because I shall have to take it in on Wednesday; if you try it in that way, I shall have to burnish it again"—being satisfied that the tankard was silver, I lent him 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the prisoner giving me the name of James Baintree, Chapel Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> What time was it on the 19th that I brought you the tankard?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Some time between 2 and 10 o'clock—you were quite a stranger to me—I recognized you at Marlborough Street Police Court—I saw you in the dock with another man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-149" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOUGH</persName> </hi>. I am an assayer of the Goldsmith's Company, and have examined the cups or tankards produced—the difference between them is, that in one a genuine Hall-mark has been let in, it having been taken from some small article and transposed into the metal, while the other has a counterfeit mark; but it has all the brightness about it of metal that has just left the punch—the body of each is of base metal, but in the one there is a small circle of silver, with the Hall-mark, which has been inserted—I examined the shop where the prisoner worked, and there I found a battery and all the appliances necessary to produce the impressions upon the tankards, and to plate them over, so as to give them a genuine appearance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence of the witness, given in the former case, as to the process by which the Hall-mark had been counterfeited, was read over.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You state that the mug has a silver bottom?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Part of a silver bottom has been let in—the upper portion is of base metal.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-150" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA MOORE</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Great Titchfield Street, and in June last I let the prisoner a workshop, where he carried on the business of an electro
<lb/>plater and water-gilder—he occupied it till October, and then he was joined by another man named Redgrave, and they were the only persons who worked there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 91). I went to Great Titchfield Street and apprehended the prisoner—I told him I was going to take him into custody under a warrant, for fraud on the pawnbrokers—he said, "I am quite surprised, but I rather expected it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-152" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CLAY</persName> </hi>. I am an ormolu miniature frame maker, and live at 17, Church Street, Langham Street—I know the prisoner—I saw him on Satur
<lb/>day, the 19th of December, as near as I can guess, between 2.30 and 2.45 in the afternoon, in a public-house at the corner of Titchfield Street and Mortimer Street—I remained with him about ten minutes only.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You have made a mistake about the ten minutes, have you not?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, you were talking to some friends—it was a little before 3 o'clock when you went away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-153" type="given" value="GEORGE ALEXANDER"/>GEORGE ALEXANDER HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a brass finisher and gas fitter, of No.2, Craven Buildings, Drury Lane—I know the prisoner, but very slightly—I and my father met him on the 19th December, between 10 and 12 a.m., and remained with him about a quarter of an hour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Was it not when you were returning from the Haymarket, with a peice of machinery, which you had fetched from your work?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, it was not—we did not go into a public-house at the corner of Poland Street, Oxford Street, but into the one at the corner of Mortimer Street, and Great Titchfield Srreet.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-154" type="given" value="ELEANOR"/>ELEANOR LITTLE</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the prisoner, and shall be eleven years old next June—I remember 19th December—I saw my father come home that day at 4.45—we live in Rathbone Place—he had his tea on a chair, and did not go out afterwards—he remained for some time in a back room, but afterwards came into the front room, and at 9 o'clock, when I went to bed, he was reading a newspaper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have a statement to make, which I hope you will believe to be true. I have been a working man now for a great many years, and have had some thousands of ounces of silver through my hands. Owing to misfortune, I left my employers, and had no alternative then but to set up businees for myself, unfortunately, without friends. I took a shop, and could not meet the demands for rent, and, having a wife and five children. to support, I fell into arrears. I called upon Redgrave to know if he could do anything for me. I had a gold chain, which he pledged, and so paid a portion of the rent that was owing. The chain was wanted, and I began to be uneasy, when Redgrave said he had the means of making money, but that I should have his liberty in my hands. I told him he must take all the responsibility upon himself. He then manufactured a cup, and pledged it in Long Acre for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. He afterwards made and plated other cups, and pawned them. One evening he asked me to pledge one, and I took it to dir. Morgan's. I had nothing to do with making the cups, or depositing the mark, taking the impression, or plating them. When I pledged the</p>
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<p>cup, I never thought of the consequences. Redgravo had the money. I hope you will take my case into your consideration, for I have a wife who is very ill, and five children who are totally unprovided for.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to Mercy; the Jury expressing their belief that the prisoner had been led into the fraud by poverty.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was on duty, went with Payne to this coffee-house, and saw the prisoners and two others sitting all together in the stalls—this umbrella (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was at Whitley's back—I took it up, and said, "Who claims this?"—they each of them shook their heads, and said, "Not me"—I said, "I suppose it is the joint property of the four of you; I shall take you all to the station"—Smith then said to Whitley, looking under the table, "Here is a pretty mess you have put us all into"—on looking down, I saw what appeared to be the contents of a lady's bag, and several of the articles were at the feet of the two prisoners—Smith repeatedly said to Whitley, "Why do you not speak out and clear us?"—I took them to the station, and on Smith I found this bottle of lavender water—these are the articles (
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<hi rend="italic">Smith.</hi> Did not I tell you that the umbrella belonged to Whitley?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No—you did not call my attention to Whitley throwing the things out of his pockets under the table.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD DACRE</hi>. These articles are my property—they were in a reticule when they were lost by Lady Dacre, when she was in. London, about three weeks ago—I cannot swear to this bottle of lavender water, but I know that Lady Dacre always travelled with a bottle of this description.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-160" type="given" value="BIRLEY BAZINND"/>BIRLEY BAZINND ALE</persName> </hi>. I am a gentleman, and live in Hertfordshire—on 12th January I was with Lady Dacre, in a brougham, in Holborn—we got out at Marks' shop, No. 129, and walked from there to 139, the brougham following, with a bag and an umbrella in it—they were gone when we got in again—I did not see what was in the bag, but I noticed that the umbrella had a partridge cane handle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith's Defence.</hi> On 12th January me and Thomas Galvin and Thomas Jones, were standing at the top of Fetter Lane, this young man was coming towards Temple Bar; he took us to a coffee-shop in Cloth Fair, and in five</p>
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<p>minutes the constable came and Whitley empted his pockets under the table, and I being opposite, they came between him and me, and I called the constable's attention to it. I have got Galvin and Jones here to prove it; they were both sworn at Guildhall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-161" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GALVIN</persName> </hi>. I sell fruit in the street—I know a lodging-house down Milford Lane; I do not live there, but I was there on 12th January, about the middle of the day, and saw Whitley, Smith, and Jones there—we four went on an omnibus to Ludgate Hill, and then to the coffee shop where the policeman came—Whitley took this bottle of scent out of his pocket there, and said to Smith, "This is mine, you can have it!" and gave it to him—Smith put it in his pocket—I was speaking of the things that were there; and Whitley said he picked them up in Queen Street—he afterwards said that they were stolen, but did not say by whom—I was not in the lodging-house when Whitley came in, but I came out with him, as he asked us to go to Cloth Fair with him—I saw this umbrella at the lodging-house—Whitley had something showing to the others there, but I do not remember seeing the inkstand—when he had done with the things he shoved them in his pockets—I was standing with the group, there were more than four—part of the time I was not close to them—I had been in the hospital a fortnight, and had nothing to do—I think Whitley suggested to take the omnibus; we took it half way between St. Clement's Lane and Temple Bar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you charged at the Police Court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and the Magistrate discharged us—we were all four charged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi>. I have been in Court when Galvin was examined—I was at the lodging-house when Whitley went in, but did not see these things—he had a parcel under his coat—they all told me to go away from them, but I stood near them—I stood away only two or three minutes—they asked me to go on the omnibus—Whitley said that he was going to see a friend, and get some work—he showed me these things in the coffee-shop, though he would not do so in the lodging house—he took a bottle out of his pocket and said "This is my property," and gave it to Smith, who said All right," and put it in his pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-164" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURNBULL</persName> </hi>. I am a civil engineer, and live at Boddlewiddn, North Wales—I know the prisoner, and was present at his marriage to Jane Thompson, on 22nd July, 1865, at Trinity Church, Bolton-le-Moors—I gave her away, and was one of the attesting witnesses—she is alive; I have seen her to
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-166" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH KERRY</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Denmark Terrace, Fulham—on 18th June, I was married to the prisoner at St. Peter's Church, Westminster—he said that he was single—I got this certificate from the clergyman at the time—the prisoner had been paying his addresses to me for two years and a-half, and must have been courting me when he married his first wife—I then lived at Victoria Square, Pimlico—he used to come to the house some
<lb/>times, and I used to go out and walk with him—I have called at some of his lodgings, but never heard of any wife—ho represented himself as a bachelor—I lived with him seven months, and ceased to do so, because his wife found me out and showed me her marriage
<hi rend="italic">lines</hi>—I did not see the prisoner after that, as he was taken the same day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> They got me to church drunk, and got me married; used you to be at my lodgings two or three times a week, to wait on me when I left off work?
<hi rend="italic">Witness. A.</hi> Sometimes—the people did not tell me you were married—I did not keep you out all night at Cremorne Gardens, nor did I keep you all night under a table at 16, Victoria Square—you got under the bed, it was not me that would not let you go home—I had intercourse with you at times before our marriage, but you promised me marriage ever since you had known me—I was confined of a female child on 25th October, 1866, about eight months after I had been with you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it a full grown child?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—the prisoner was the father of it—I renewed my intercourse with him after that, but have had no other child—it is now dead.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690201-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690201-name-167" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-167" type="surname" value="KERRY"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-167" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA KERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a sister of the last witness, I was present at her marriage to the prisoner—he had been courting her for years, and he used to make a great disturbance, and has threatened her life if she did not come—I know of her having a child by him—ho always said that he was single—he said to me, "I have disgraced your sister, and I will marry her"—she did not wish to marry him after the birth of the child, but he threatened to murder her—I did not press the marriage, I was always against it; because he had disgraced her, and I knew he was a dreadful drunkard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he sober at the wedding.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690201-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690201-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-168" type="surname" value="FULLER"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-168" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FULLER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 771). I took the prisoner, and charged him with bigamy—he said that he would not go with me—I called another consta
<lb/>ble, and then he said that he would go quietly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was upset in my mind, but I never left my own wife. I always supported her, except a few weeks, when I had not much work. I was drunk at the time I was married; the Parson told the clerk that I was not fit to be married.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-285-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-285-18690201 t18690201-285-punishment-36"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before R. M. Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LINGFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-172" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Charles Page, and live at Read-mead Lane, Wapping—on 7th January, about 6 o'clock in the evening, I was in Cable Street—I had a gold watch, worth about 10
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<p>along the top of North East Passage, I was attacked by some person, who seised my chain and dragged me down the passage some considerable dis
<lb/>tance, on my stomach—I had seen my watch safe a few minutes before on the swivel—it was a very heavy chain that it was attached to—as soon as the man got possession of my watch he ran away and left me lying on the ground—I can't identify the prisoner as being the person: I had not the slightest chanco of seeing him, I was on the ground immediately, and when I got up he was some distance from me—I can't say that I was kicked when I was on the ground—my ear was bruised—I had earrings on—when I got to the station I put my hand up and found the drop was gone, and only the wire left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you got the chain here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, it is a very strong chain, worth about 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the passage goes down a descent from Cable Street—I was dragged to the ground by my chain.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-173" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RENDALL</persName> </hi>. I live with my parents, at 31, Bette Street, St. George's—on the night of 7th January, about 6 o'clock, I was playing down North East Passage—I saw Mrs. Page there—when she got to the middle of the passage the prisoner came up—he knocked her down, and dragged her down the passage by the chain on her neck—he kicked her in the ear and broke her earring—I knew him before—I had seen him down there every day—heran away afterwards—I gave information to the police—I saw him at the station afterwards, amongst a lot of others—I knew him and pointed him out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you say he "kicked her" in the ear and broke her earring, how many pieces did it break into?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know, but I think it broke into two—I had a cold in my eyes at that time—one of them was covered with a handkerchief—I told the policeman the same night he did it—it was not Dunaway—I see the prisoner there every day when I am playing down there, when I come from school—I play there every day—I live in Betts Street—that is some distance off, but we used to live down there—I was playing with a lot of my school boys—my sister was there as well—there were six or seven boys there—the prisoner was outside a public-house, in the middle of the passage—I don't know the name of it—thereis no name over it—I can't write—I can read a little—we play at
<hi rend="italic">hoop</hi> in the passage—it is not a very long passage—it is not much longer than this Court—it leads into Wellclose Square—we play in the middle of the passage—we sometimes play at
<hi rend="italic">touch</hi>—Princes Square is just before you come to the passage—we do not play there—there are no school boys there—I go to a ragged school in Pell Street—we hide in the doors of the public-house—Cable Street is a very narrow street—when I am not at school I always play in North East Passage—we were going home just as we saw him do it—I had been home to tea and come out again—I have been at the ragged school about six months—I never spoke to the prisoner when I saw him there—I don't know where he lives—I did not know a boy named Armstrong—I know McCarthy, a shoeblack—I never played with him—I have known him a long time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Does the prisoner go to the ragged school?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—McCarthy was not there that night—I am sure the prisoner is the boy that I saw pull the lady down the passage.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-174" type="given" value="PORTER WILLIAM"/>PORTER WILLIAM DUNNAWAY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi> 11). I received information on 7th January, between 7 and 8, of a robbery—a description was given to me by the inspector on duty—in consequence of that descrip
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<p>I apprehended the prisoner—I told him I wanted him for several robberies, amongst them was one for stealing a watch from a lady, last night, in Cable Street, and another one on Sunday night—he said, "All right; you said you would have me again at any price"—I gave him to another constable, and sent him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When the Jury could not agree last time, were you here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was—I know a boy named McCarthy; he gave evidence on a previous occasion, when the prisoner was acquitted—I did not go to the prisoner's house—I took him at a brothel—he was trying to get under the bed when I went up; he was not undressed—I saw an account in the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> newspaper of the last trial—I did not give any information to the reporter about it—I gave information publicly at the Thames Police Court—I think that was on the 8th January—I heard something about the number of the Jury who were for acquitting the boy, spoken of publicly—I did not give an account to the
<hi rend="italic">Times'</hi> reporter—I don't know who did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "When the boy came in this morning he looked at the other prisoners; he stood looking at them for about ten minutes; he then came and said,'Here he is,' pointing to me and my scarf."</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690201-287-offence-1 t18690201-name-176"/>George John Willats</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-177" type="given" value="GEORGE JOHN"/>GEORGE JOHN WILLATS</persName> </hi>. I live at 22, Wells Street, Oxford Street—about 12 o'clock, on the 31st January, I was opening my own door, when I was struck from behind and rolled into the gutter—I became insensible—I know nothing more—I don't know how many blows I received—when I came to myself I found I was robbed of my watch and chain—I can't my who it was robbed me—I valued the watch at 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I missed it the moment I recovered—a person assisted me up, and I told him I was robbed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-178" type="given" value="ELIZABETH SAUNDERS"/>ELIZABETH SAUNDERS ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Bouttes Place, Wells Street—on the night of 31st December, I was at the corner of Wells Street—I saw the prisoner there, in company with two other young men—the prisoner spoke to me, and asked me what business I had out at that time of night—they then went on, up Wells Street—I saw the three men drag Mr. Willats into the gutter; then they all ran away, and a gentleman came and picked him up—the prisoner was one of the men who pulled him into the gutter—a policeman came up, and I made a statement to him—I afterwards saw the prisoner at the police-station with eight or nine others, and I picked him out as the man I had seen on that night—I knew him before by sight, but I never had anything to say to him—when I picked him out, he said he knew I was there on that night—he said, "Of course you know me, because you saw me"—he said something about speaking to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Did you see me turn up into Wells Mews?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You passed Wells Mews—you knocked the gentleman down directly after you spoke to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I turned up Wells Mews. I was not in their company when the gentleman was knocked down and robbed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-179" type="surname" value="CLASP"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-179" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CLASP</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 160). I took the prisoner into custody in Union Street, on Monday, the 4th January, between 11 and 12—I charged</p>
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<p>him, on suspicion, with being concerned, with others, with stealing a watch in Wells Street—he said, "All right, I will go with you"—I took him to the station, and placed him in the yard with eight or nine others of his own class—as soon as the last witness came into the yard she said, "That is the man"—I said, "Go and touch him"—she went and touched him on the back—the prisoner said, "Of course you know it is me, I spoke to you."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not commit the crime that I am charged with.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-287-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He further</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. *
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction on 1st December</hi>, 1862.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-287-18690201 t18690201-287-punishment-37"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude and Twenty-five Lashes</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Montague Smith.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE KUNACKE</hi> (35)</persName>, were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18690201-288-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> feloniously forging and uttering a bill of exchange for 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Striemer, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. RISTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Kunacke.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690201-name-182" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILKIE</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent, and live at 7, James Street, Marlborough Road, Chelsea—this bill of exchange (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) I first saw in the possession of Striemer—he showed it to me—I could not say the date, I think it was about the commencement of September—it was at the European Tavern—I had told him that I was in want of an accommodation bill for a friend, and he then produced, the bill—I told him I would show it to my friend, Mr. Templeton—at that time there was no other endorsement on it than "Byron, Beale & Co."—Striemer told me the bill did not belong to him—I did not give him anything for it then; I ultimately gave him not quite 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I took the bill with me and showed it to Templeton, and ap
<lb/>pointed a meeting with Striemer next day—I met him next day at a public-house in Sherborne Lane, I don't know the name of it—I brought the bill back to him and told him that my friend thought he could do with it, that it would answer his purpose, but that he did not wish to pay for it until he knew that he could make use of it—Striemer said he could not give up the bill on those conditions; that he had to pay a certain amount, whether the bill was used or not—I told him that I should get a friend of mine to endorse the bill, and wanted him to put that, down or get the endorsement upon it—the endorsement was there in blank—he did according to my instructions; he took the bill away and got this put in: "Pay to order," and I got the signature of "Lawrence & Dogoroff"—they were merchants in Thames Street at that time—the stamp was on it before Striemer told me that he had to give 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to his party, whether the bill was used or not—I agreed to give him that, and told him that Mr. Templeton had promised me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for my trouble, and that I would share that with him—at the time I received the bill from him I gave him, I think, 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and after
<lb/>wards further sums, amounting altogether to not quite 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I gave the bill to Mr. Templeton—I received a smell cheque from him before I handed him the bill; I am not sure whether it was for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I had two cheques from him, and I don't know which it was he gave me on that occasion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The bill was put in and read; it was for</hi> 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">dated June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1868.
<hi rend="italic">Sydney, drawn for the proprietors of the Mercantile Bank, by R. Buck, acting</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">manager, upon and accepted by Grant & Balder, Dublin, payable in London, ninety days after sight, first of exchange, second of the same tenor, and en
<lb/>dorsed, "Lawrence & Dogorof "" Byron, Beale & Co." "John Templeton" "United Service Bank, S. Anderson</hi>")—when I received the bill from Striemer the endorsement of Lawrence, Dogoroff & Co. was not on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You got the signature of Lawrence Dogoroff & Co. yourself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, after I received it from Striemer—they are general merchants—Striemer told me the bill did not belong to him—I told him I wanted an accommodation bill—the transaction was altogether about an accommodation bill; that was what the bargain was about—he told me the bill would have to be met by whoever used it—I believe he told me he was selling it for a person named Gordon—I asked him for the bill; I told him I wanted one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How came you to ask him; did you know him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure you gave him more than 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., besides the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. you gave him first?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I gave him a sovereign afterwards, that was all—he asked for more, because he had nothing for himself—he said the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was for the party who belonged to the bill, Gordon—I saw the name of Gordon on the door of his office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had known Kunacke a long time, I think?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About eighteen months—I had not seen a great deal of him during that time—I met him, not by appointment.</p>
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<persName id="t18690201-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690201-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-183" type="surname" value="TEMPLETON"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-183" type="given" value="JOHN SILVER"/>JOHN SILVER TEMPLETON</persName> </hi>. I am at present out of business—I was a commission agent—this bill has been exhibited in my bankruptcy—I received it from Mr. Wilkie, I think about the 6th or 7th September—I gave him nothing for it at the time—I gave him three several cheques, but nothing specifically for that bill; we had other transactions—I took that bill into account in the three cheques that I gave him—I deposited the bill with the United Service Bank, and drew against it—I believe that bank is now in the course of liquidation—I did not meet the bill when it became due—there is a protest against it—I became bankrupt on 29th October last—it was with that bill alone that I opened an account at the United Service Bank.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How much did you get upon it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't exactly say, for I have not seen the pass book yet—I drew against the bill, certainly, to the amount of above 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you received it you were per
<lb/>fectly aware that it was an accommodation bill?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was an accommo
<lb/>dation to me, certainly—I anticipated that I should have to meet it myself—I did not expect either of the other parties to meet it—I suppose I did not expect to get 156
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for my 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I expected if I did not meet it somebody else must, the last endorsers—I have been in Sydney—I was under the impression that there was a Mercantile Bank of Sydney, until I heard it contradicted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>. Do you believe it now?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't say.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690201-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690201-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-184" type="surname" value="GOODRICH"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-184" type="given" value="WILLIAM NEWLAND EDWARDS"/>WILLIAM NEWLAND EDWARDS GOODRICH</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Newton & Sons, notaries, in Birchin Lane—I have been there over six years—while I was there, the prisoner Striemer was there in the office, as a translator, from November, 1862, till about June or July, 1863—during that time, I had frequent opportunities of seeing him write; almost every day—I am acquainted with his handwriting—I believe the body both of the first and</p>
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<p>second bills to be in his handwriting; I mean the filling up—it is his ordinary handwriting—the signature of the acceptors, "Grant & Balder," is somewhat like Striemer's, but it is disguised rather—there is a resem
<lb/>blance—I believe it to be his—the other part of the acceptance, "Sighted, Sept. 7, '68; due, Dec. 9, 1868; payable at the London & Westr. Bank, Lothbury," I believe to be in his handwriting also—I mean the words in red ink on the front of the bill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What age are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am in my twenty-first year—Striemer was about seven months in the office of Messrs. Newton—I had opportunities of seeing his handwriting during that time—I was then about fifteen or sixteen years old—there are plenty of documents in the office with his handwriting upon them—I was always seeing it—those documents have helped me to remember his handwriting—I speak from this, and from the knowledge I got of it while he was there—the words, "Grant & Balder" on the front of the bill, I say, are somewhat like his, and the part in red ink also; some of the letters especially—I never saw him write any
<lb/>thing like those words in red ink—the signature, "Grant & Balder" corre
<lb/>sponds with that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690201-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690201-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-185" type="surname" value="GOLDBTANDT"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-185" type="given" value="ADOLPH"/>ADOLPH GOLDBTANDT</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent; I am out of business now—I live at 11, Albion Road, Dalston—I know the prisoners; Striemer I have known about twelve years, and Kunacke about three—I am acquainted with the handwriting of both of them—I believe the body of both these bills to be in Striemer's handwriting—I cannot form an opinion as to any other portion of it—the endorsement, "Byron, Beale, & Co.," and the words, "Messrs. Lawrence, Dogoroff, Sept. 5, 1868," is in the handwriting of Kunacke.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know that there is a person carrying on business as "Bassett & Co.," in Bury Street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I know a man named Bein—I don't know Bassett—I think Bein carried on business as "Bassett & Co.," in Bury Street, St Mary Axe—I don't know that be rented part of Striemer's office there—I knew Striemer in Bury Street, and I knew Mr. Bein was there with him in that office, but whether he rented it of him I don't know—I don't know that he used it with him—I saw the name of Bassett on the door, and Bein and Striemer were there; it was "Bassett & Co.," on a brass plate on the door—I think Striemer's name was on the door also—I never saw him in the office there; I think I have only been in the office once—I was told that Bein carried on business in the name of "Bassett & Co." there—the only time I was in the office, he was not there—I don't know Gordon—I saw the name of "Gordon & Co." on the door of Striemer's office, in Nicholas Lane, and the name of "S. Striemer" was on the door also—I was there when the prisoners were apprehended by the oficers—I did not hear Striemer tell the officer that the dies and everything belonged to Gordon; I heard him say, "This office belongs to me, and you have no right to come here at all."—I did not hear him say anything about Gordon when the things were found—I did not go there in order to get the men there for the police—I did not go by accident; I went for some bills—I was employed to go and fetch bills, not by the detectives—I went there to fetch the bills, and the police watched me; my employer sent me to fetch the bills—is there any necessity to mention his name?—I was not aware that I was likely to be followed—I was not employed by the police at all—they were following me against my will, certainly.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you spoken to the police about going for these bills before you were followed by them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had not spoken to them about going for bills—I spoke to the police about bils, about an hour before I went there—they did not follow me, through my invitation—I don't expect to receive a farthing from the police if these men are convicted, or from anyone else: not one penny—no money matters have been mentioned to me—I think I have been followed by the police before—somebody told me I was followed—I have been taken into custody and committed for trial—that was for forgery—I say positively that that is Kunacke's writing on the bill—I was positive before the Magistrate—I said then, "I believe the first endorsement on the back of the second bill, 'Byron, Beale, and Co.,' is in the handwriting of Kunacke"—I have not seen him write in my presence, but I know his handwriting so well that I can say it is his handwriting—I don't know whether I ever received letters from him—I think I have—I said before the Magistrate that I was so familiar with his handwriting that I could swear that was his—I had many hill transactions before I was arrested—I am a commission agent—the bill transactions I had with Kunacko were not good bills—I knew they were not good.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What do you mean by saying they were not good bills!
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were not genuine bills—not genuine acceptances—I knew they were not—they were bills that would not be paid—the parties who had them must take them up—I was committed to this Court on a charge of forgery, and acquitted—I received two bills of exchange from the man Stoven, and gave them away, and I was given into custody for uttering them—it was afterwards proved that I was innocent, and I was acquitted and discharged by the Court here—that was in July, 1867—I had nothing to do with the police in connection with this transaction.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say you spoke to the police an hour before you went to the place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, that was gtiito accidental—the party who employed me to get him the bill invited me to his office—I went there, and there were the police.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is not the person who employed you, a person who has been tried and convicted?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he has not been tried and has not been convicted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690201-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690201-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-186" type="surname" value="MEWBURN"/>
<interp inst="t18690201-name-186" type="given" value="WILLIAM RICHMOND"/>WILLIAM RICHMOND MEWBURN</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to the Union Bank of Australia, in Bank Buildings—this bill for 156
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., was presented to me on 10th of December—I believe the day after it was due—it had no right what
<lb/>ever to be presented—we had no intimation whatever about the bill—I had received no advice of it, and knew
<hi rend="italic">nothing at all</hi> about it—the banks in New South Wales are required by a Colonial Act to make a return of their assets and liabilities—I am acquainted with the various Australian banks, but never heard of the Mercantile Bank of Sydney—we deal largely with the Sydney Bank, we have a branch in Sydney—I should say that it is not possible for such a bank to have existed without my knowing it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.