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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-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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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, March 1st, 1869, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE, M.P., LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FRY CHANNELL</hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS CHALLIS</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLLIAM ANDERSON ROSE</hi>, Knt.,
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-5" type="given" value="BENJAMIN SAMUEL"/>BENJAMIN SAMUEL PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS DAKIN</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-6" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANDREW LUSY</hi>, Esq., M.P.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">DAVID HENSY STONE</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq., L. L. D., Judge of the Sheriffs Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND COTTON</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARMS WILLIAM COOYWORTIIY HUTTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALEXANDER CROSLEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT SLER</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">J. C. LAWRENCE, MAYOR. FIFTH 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, March</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-10" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SEYMOUR</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, James Street, Somers Town—on Saturday night, 23rd January, I was standing on the footpath near the bridge in the City Road—I saw the prisoner there, running about the road—I suppose he had a knife in his hand, for he cut my throat and ran away—he did not say anything—I had not had any dispute or quarrel with him—I had never seen him before—I had no companions with me, I was by myself—I was standing quite still—the prisoner ran up and cut me; I expect it was done on purpose—I had seen him running about the road about two minutes before—I did not see him quarrelling with anyone—he had his coat and hat off—he was not drunk, that I know of—I was taken to the police-station, and the doctor attended to me—I saw the prisoner at the station; he appeared sober then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He and his companions, the other witnesses, live in the same neighbourhood.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I know them, but I was not with them—I had seen them at the theatre that night, but had no talk with them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-11" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE EAST</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, Middlesex Street—I was in the road on this night, not with last witness—I heard someone call out to the prisoner, "Tom, pull out your knife"—I saw the prisoner running about the road with a knife in his hand—he fell, and I fell on the top of him, and his knife cut me a little just at the side of the face—I took hold of the knife, and tried to get it from him—I did at last get it from him—he then got up and ran away—the next time I saw him he was in custody—there was no row, that I know of—the prisoner had his coat and hat off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I took the knife away from a girl who was with the prosecutor.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not see him take it from anybody—I did not see him pull out the knife; I saw it in his hand—I did not notice Seymour there at all—I first saw the prisoner on this side of the bridge, just against the coal depot, and a few minutes afterwards I saw him running across the road—there was</p>
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<p>a crowd, and he in the midst of it—they were not saying anything to him, that I know of—I took the knife from him to prevent his doing anything to anybody else.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-12" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL COOLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 67, Isaacs Place, Somers Town—I was passing at this time—I saw the prisoner with some others, talking together—the prisoner swore at me, and struck me in the mouth, and took off his coat and hat to fight me—I saw him pull a knife out of his pocket—he then ran away—I saw him run to Seymour with a knife, but I did not see him do anything to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> This was the first beginning of the row—he ran away with my hat.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not; I never touched him—I and two more were going home—he came up and swore at me, and said, "Who are you talking to?"—I said, "I am not talking to you;" and he up with his hands and hit me in the mouth—I was not larking—I was not with Seymour.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-13" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 22, Aldenham Street, St Pancras Road—I happened to be coming by at the time of this disturbance—I went to see what it was—I saw Cooley and two more young chaps walk by—the prisoner and two or three others shoved up against him, and he turned round and made use of bad language, and struck him in the mouth, took off his coat, and said he would fight the best man in the company—another person, a stranger, had a fight along with the prisoner, and thrashed him—his companion then said, "If you can't do it by fair means, do it by foul;" and he passed a knife to him—I saw the prisoner with the knife in his hand—I saw him go up to Seymour with the knife, but I did not see him stick him in the throat; but when he left him I saw the blood trickling down his neck—the people called out that he had a knife in his hand—the prisoner then ran across the road, he fell over the kerb, and East ran after him, and fell on the top of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> This is one of the companions, there were four of them together.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I work at the same station where they work, but I was not at the play with them this night—I was at the play, but not in the same compartment.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-14" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EGERTON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 240). I took the prisoner into custody—there seemed to be several of them quarrelling together—Seymour was bleeding from the neck—he gave the prisoner in charge—I told him he was charged with stabbing—he made no reply—he was perfectly sober—they were all sober—I received this knife from East.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-15" type="given" value="FRANCIS JOHN"/>FRANCIS JOHN BUCHELL</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police—on the Sunday morning, soon after 12 o'clock, I was called to the station and examined Seymour—he had a wound on the right side of the neck, just about the level of Adam's apple—it was a punctured and incised wound, evidently the result of a stab—it extended from behind forward for about half an inch—he appeared to have lost a good deal of blood, he was very faint indeed—it was not a deep wound, it looked as if done with a blunt knife—Seymour was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "It is all false what they say; they are all companions. The knife I took away from a girl—There were about twenty of them altogether."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> They were all round me; the knife they took from me I took away from one of the girls; they were all on to me, and all seemed drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-16" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SIDNEY</persName> </hi>. I was passing at the time—I saw the prosecutor with his</p>
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<p>coat off, and Cooley—they were all fighting, and there were a lot of girls there—I should think there were about 500 people there—a few gentlemen and myself went up and spoke to the police, and said they had been having a row for a quarter of an hour; the gentlemen took the number of the police—I saw them fighting on to this lad—one of them said, "Go on, give it him"—I saw that he was getting knocked about—theca were two or three girls there—I did not see any knife or any stab—I did not see the prisoner taken into custody—I think the constable (Egerton) was the policeman, but I can't be certain; a gentleman, with his wife, said to him, "I shall take your number, for not being here; there has been a row for a quarter of an hour"—I only came here to-day accidentally, to hear some of the cases.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLSRIDGE</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-18" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY PETHER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Pether, a baker, of 73, Carlisle Street—about the latter end of January, the prisoner came to the shop for a pennyworth of cake, and tendered a half-crown in payment—I put it be
<lb/>tween my teeth and found it was bad—I said, "This is a bad half-crown, and you know it"—he said, "I don't believe it is, let me look"—I did not let him have it—I said, "No, I shall not give it you back again"—he after
<lb/>wards paid me for the cake with a good florin—I gave him the change and he went away—I afterwards gave the bad half-crown to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-19" type="given" value="CHRISTIAN"/>CHRISTIAN SCHWARTZ</persName> </hi>. I keep the Walmer Castle, in Stingo Lane—between 12 and 1 o'clock on Tuesday morning, 2nd February, the prisoner came and asked for a quartern and a half of gin, it Dame to 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I put it in a bottle for him, he gave me a half-crown in payment—it looked a very slippery one and I put it on one side, as I was busy—I afterwards put it in the till, where there were some sixpences and nothing else—afterwards, when I shut up, I looked at it and saw directly it was a bad one—there was no other half-crown there—I showed it to two policemen—between 7 and 8 o'clook the same evening the prisoner came in again and had a glass of half-and-half, or something of that sort—he paid for it with a penny—Samuel Barnfather was there at the time—the prisoner came again on Wednesday morning, I then gave him into custody, from something I heard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-20" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid to the last witness—on 2nd February, between '2 and 3 in the afternoon, the prisoner came and asked for a quartern of gin, and gave me a half-crown—I bent it with my fingers—I told him it was bad—he said, "Is it?" and gave me a good sixpence—I gave him the half-crown back and he went away—I told my master.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What kind of a chap was it that gave you the half-crown?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yourself—there was a glass screen between us, but it did not come down so low but what I could see you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-21" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BARNFATHER</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, and live at 28, Earl Street, Lisson Grove—on 2nd February, between 11 and 12 at night, I was in the Walmer Castle—I saw the prisoner there—he called me outside into the street—I went out after him—he asked me if he had got a bad half-crown, and asked me if I would change it for him—he did not say where—he showed me the half-crown—I could see it was bad—I said I would have nothing to do with it—he gave it into my hands and I gave it him back—he went away in the direction of Seymour Place—and in going there he would pass Mr. Smithers' iron foundry.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were you not called into the house afterwards, and asked who offered you the half-crown, and did not you say you knew no
<lb/>thing at all about it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; because I did not want to be brought into it—but other persons heard you ask me, and they told Mr. Schwartz about it; and I was told I should be subpoenaed if I did not come up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-22" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>GEORGE FREDERICK WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs Pope, tea dealers, on Finsbury Pavement—on 5th February, about 12.30 in the day, I was in Stingo Lane near Mr. Smithers' iron foundry—and I found a handkerchief with twenty-nine shillings and a half-crown, all bad—I gave it to the policeman 158—the shillings were done up in packets, with paper between them—I afterwards showed policeman 98 the place where I had found it—it was among some old iron.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-23" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CROOK</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 158). I received this handkerchief from last witness at the station—it contained twenty-nine shillings, and a half-crown—I afterwards gave them to Policeman
<hi rend="italic">D</hi> 98.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-24" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JAQUES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 98). I took the prisoner into custody at the Walmer Castle, on the 2nd February, between 12 and 1 o'clock in the morning—I produce a counterfeit half-crown which I received from Mr. Schwartz, also one I received from Mr. Pether—I searched the prisoner and found on his two good sixpences and 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers—I also produce twenty-nine counterfeit shillings, and a counterfeit half-crown, which I received from Crook, wrapped up in this handkerchief—Walker pointed out to me the place where he found them—it is very nearly opposite the Walmer Castle, and about twenty yards from it—a person going from the Walmer Castle towards Seymour Place, would pass that place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you call any persons into the public-house when you took me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—Barnfather was one of them, he pointed you out as the person who offered him the half-crown—at first he did not answer the question—but afterwards he said you were the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-25" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These florins uttered are bad—the half-crown and shillings are also bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that he had lost his coat whilst in the company of the witness Barnfather and others on the previous night, that he accused them of taking it, and that the charge was made against him from spite.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18690301-307-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STEPHEN BOWEN</hi> (51)</persName>, were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18690301-308-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> a like offence.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. he did not—he paid me in good money, and went away with the 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Henry Wilde was in the house at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Phelps.</hi> What did I give you in payment for the drink?
<hi rend="italic">Witness. A shilling, I believe.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-29" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WILDE</persName> </hi>. I am a printer, at Mile End—on 8th February I was at the Bank of Friendship public-house when Phelps came in—I saw him give 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to last witness, and saw her return it to him—she bent it, and said, "This is a had one"—he said, "Oh, is it, I will give you another</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change in coppers, and went out—I followed him, and saw him join Bowen and another outside—they walked along some little distance together, then they separated—as they were walking along I saw Phelps pass something to Bowen; he then went on ahead for some little distance—I afterwards saw Phelps go into the Britannia public-house—Bowen and the other man walked on ahead, but kept within sight of the Britannia—after Phelps came out, I went in, and asked them something, and the landlord showed me a bad sixpence—I afterwards saw the prisoner given in custody—the other man went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Phelps.</hi> When I came in, what did I call for?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> A pennyworth of gin—I believe you afterwards gave a good sixpence in payment, because you said, "I have got another one"—I pointed you out to the policeman about eighty yards from the Britannia.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STRETCH</persName> </hi>. I keep the Britannia beer-house, Mile End Road—on 8th February Phelps came in, between 1 and 2 o'clock, and asked for a pint of four half-and-half, and gave me 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in payments—I put it in the till—there was no other sixpence there—I gave him 5
<hi rend="italic">d/.</hi> change—soon after, the last witness came in, and in consequence of what he said I looked in the till—I found a bad 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. there, and no other; it was the one Phelps had given me—I gave it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-31" type="surname" value="COLE"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-31" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL COLE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 287). On 8th February, in consequence of something said to me, I went after the prisoners and the other man—I came up to them in the Mile End Road, about 200 yards from the Bri
<lb/>tannia—I took the prisoners; the other man got away—I charged Phelps with uttering a bad sixpence—he said he did not know it was bad—at that time he was carrying a basket with five penny pieces in it, and he had a good sixpence in his hand, which he gave up at the station—on Bowen I found two shillings' worth of copper money, and five good sixpences in a piece of tissue paper—it had an impression of it the size of a sixpence—I was showing it to the inspector, when Bowen picked it up, put it in his mouth, and ate it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-32" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad sixpence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Phelps' Defence.</hi> I never was in the house in my life.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bowen's Defence.</hi> I was passing by. I know nothing at all about it. I never was in this man's company, and never knew him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-308-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-308-18690301 t18690301-308-punishment-3"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-34" type="given" value="ADA MARIA"/>ADA MARIA BLACKMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Blackman, a linen draper, of Belle Vile Terrace, Seven Sisters Road—some time in January, the prisoner came to my shop and asked for one or twopennyworth of darning cotton—he tendered a shilling, I gave him sixpence, and a three-penny piece in change, and he went away—I put the shilling in the till with some other shillings, I observed that it looked very bright; there were on other very bright shillings in the till—my husband came in a few minutes afterwards, and I took the shilling out of the till, and showed it to him; he said it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I don't know where the young woman's shop is; in fact, I have never been inside of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BLACKMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—early in January, I recollect finding a bad shilling in my till—I had gone out that morning, about 10 o'clock just previous to going out I had examined the till, and looked through all the money—there was no bad money there—I returned in a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes, and in consequence of what my wife told me, I went to the till and found the bad shilling; it was a very greasy looking one, and rather dark—I bent it, and afterwards gave it to the constable
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi> 269.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-36" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HUTT</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of No. 1, Flower's Place, Holloway—about the middle of January, the prisoner came to my shop and asked for a quar
<lb/>ter of a pound of beef sausages, which came to five farthings—he gave me a shilling in payment; it was bad—I asked if he had got any more of them—he said "Yes, here is another one for it," and he gave me a good one instead—I told him he had been there before, several times, passing bad money, and if he came again I would have him locked up—I let him go then—he said he had never been in the shop before—I broke the shilling in two; I lost one bit, and gave the other bit to the police—I can't say that he had been there before, but bad money had been taken before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-37" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-37" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES THOMAS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 7). I produce part of a counterfeit shilling, which I received from Mr. Hutt.</p>
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<persName id="t18690301-name-38" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-38" type="surname" value="CROSS"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-38" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH CROSS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 48, Penton Street, Penton
<lb/>ville—I manage a sewing machine depot, and keep a stationer's shop—on 16th February, the prisoner came and asked for a penny valentine, and gave me a bad shilling; I told him it was bad—he said he thought it was good, he had got it from his master—I asked where his master lived, and his name—he would not tell me his proper address, only that he was a fishmonger in Billingsgate; he did not know his name—I sent for a constable and gave him into custody—I gave the shilling to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-39" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT DOUNCEY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 269). I took the prisoner into custody on 16th February—I charged him with uttering, he made no answer—I received a counterfeit shilling from the last witness, which I produce, also one I received from Blackman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTAR</persName> </hi>. These shillings are bad, also this fragment of a shilling.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury. Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The officer stated that the prisoner had been dealing with counterfeit coin for some time, that his father had been convicted of uttering, and his brother was undergoing imprisonment for burglary.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CARLOS</hi> (22)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DAVIS</hi> (18)</persName>, were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18690301-310-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-310-18690301 t18690301-310-punishment-5"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-44" type="given" value="MONTAGU"/>MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-45" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE COOPER</persName> </hi>. I live at the Orange Tree, Isleworth, with my father, who is a licensed victualler—on 8th February, between 5 and 5.30, I served Davie with a half-pint of beer, and a pennyworth of tobacco—he gave me a shilling—I put it in the till on the top of some half-crowns—there was no other shilling on the top, but there were others in the till—I gave him the change—I went into the next room, my father said something, and took a shilling out of the till—my father tested it, and took it to the station—I afterwards looked in the till and found another shilling—they were both marked in my presence—I had not put any money into the till afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-46" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-46" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COOPER</persName> </hi>. On 8th February, about 5.30, I saw Davis go out of the house—I had served him with a pipe—Carlos immediately came in for three pennyworth of rum—I served him—he gave me a shilling, and I gave him 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the shilling in the till—my father came in and lit the gas—Carlos then went out—my father took two bad shillings from the till, and gave them to the constable.</p>
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<persName id="t18690301-name-47" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-47" type="surname" value="DEAN"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-47" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DEAN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman I</hi> 341). On 8th February I was called to Mr. Cooper's, and received these two shillings, which he marked in my presence.</p>
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<persName id="t18690301-name-48" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-48" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a victualler, of Brentford End—on 8th February Carlos came in for a glass of cooper—he gave me a shilling—I tried it; it was bad—I bent it, put, it on the counter, and told him it was bad—the price of the cooper was 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he had drunk it—he said he had only got a penny, which he put down, and took the shilling up—I went out after him, and asked him to come back; he did so—I afterwards followed him into the town, and saw him join other persons, but they were too far off for me to know whether they were the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690301-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690301-name-49" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-49" type="surname" value="HUTTON"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-49" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HUTTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Hutton, a grocer, of Hounslow—on 9th February I served Davis with half a loaf and a quarter of a pound of cheese—he gave me a florin—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and kept the florin in my hand—he asked me for a knife—I went into the inner room, and showed the coin to Mr. Turner, who came into the shop, and bent it in Davis' presence—Davis picked it up—Turner asked him how many more he had—he said, "None"—he left the shop, and Trner followed him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 145). On Tuesday morning, 9th February, I went to the Rose and Crown, and saw Holmes and Carlos in the bar—I assisted in apprehending them—I searched Carlos, and found two sixpences and a shilling, good—I received this bad shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—Holmes gave his address, 18, King Street, Highbury Barn; there is no such place—Carlos gave his address, 1, Broad Street, Bloomsbury; there is such a place, but he is not known there—Davis gave his address at a terrace in West
<lb/>minster, but I could not find it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 109). On 9th February I received information, went to the Rose and Crown, and found Yates, Carlos, and Holmes there—I searched Holmes, and found four shillings, two sixpences, and eight pence, all good.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NORTHOVER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 238). On 4th February I received</p>
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<p>information at Hounslow, went to the Clyde beer-shop, and saw Davie—I asked if he had any bad money about him—he kept his hand in his pocket—I could not get it out—we had a struggle, and he dropped a florin on the fire, from the hand which came from his pocket—it melted almost in a second—I had seen him in the street, talking to the other two prisoners, a few minutes previously.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are bad, and from the same mould—this florin is also bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Holmes' Defence.</hi> I don't know these two prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">considered there was no evidence against</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOLMES</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. by false pretences—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-316-18690301 t18690301-316-punishment-12"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> And</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of our Lady the Queen; also, to obtaining, by means of false pretences. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Officers of Customs, and by the prosecutor in the second case—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-317-18690301 t18690301-317-punishment-13"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROSS</persName> </hi>. I keep a stationer's shop, with my mother, in Anchor Street, Notting Hill—about the middle of November the prisoner came in for a pennyworth of writing paper and envelopes—he handed me a florin—I looked at it, and he said, "Do you think it is bad?"—I said, "I do not know"—he said, "I have had some bad money myself lately"—I gave him change and he left—I put the florin in a box, there was no other florin there—I saw it again next day, in the evening—I had put some silver in, but no florins—I went to the box the next morning, took the florin out and gave it to Charles Brown, to pay for some cards—he brought it back next morning, and it was bad—I cannot say whether it was the same—I kept it by itself, and next day the prisoner came again for some paper and enve
<lb/>lopes, and gave me a half-crown—I put it into a box where there was no other—I gave him the change and he left—next day I took some silver</p>
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<p>across to the butcher opposite, who said that one of the half-crowns was bad—I can't say where I got it—on 4th December, the prisoner came again for two pennyworth of paper and some envelopes, he gave me a florin—I went down to my mother, who followed me into the shop, and I said that I would go and get change—he said, "Here is a shilling"—I said, "Never mind, I will go and get change," and I went out, but looked back and saw the prisoner knocking my mother about—I went back—he knocked her down and ran away—I followed him, but he got away—I saw him in January, at Westminster station—I kept the florin and handed it to the police sergeant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you put the first florin into the till as good?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; among other money—I had no reason to doubt the half-crown being good, and put that into the till.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-70" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a fancy stationer—on a Sunday night, in No
<lb/>vember, Rose gave me a florin for some goods—I took it home and placed it on the mantel shelf by itself, and in the morning I gave it to Eliza Jackson to get some tissue paper—it was the only florin I had—she shortly brought it back, and I found it was bad—I saw that it was the same, by the look of it—there was a peculiar look about it—I took it back to Mr. Rose.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you examine it before you gave it to the girl?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw that it looked rather dull, but did not know it was bad—I sleep and live in the room where it was put on the shelf, and my wife and child.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-71" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am fourteen years old, and work for Mr. Brown—in November he gave me a florin to buy some paper—I went to Stacey's, in the New Road—a gentleman there asked me to go and get the florin changed—I took it to a public-house and they said it was bad—it was never out of my sight—I am sure it is the same—I took it back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long was it out of your hand?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three minutes, behind the bar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-72" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA ROLLS</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the first, witness—he brought me a florin into the kitchen—I tried it, and found it was bad—I followed him up into the shop, and found the prisoner there—my son said to him, "I will go out and get change"—he said, "Here take this," and gave him some
<lb/>thing; but my son said, "Never mind, I will go and get change"—as soon as he started the prisoner tried to get away—I tried to pull him back—he struck me in the face twice, knocked me down, and escaped.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see him again for six weeks?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I had never seen him before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-73" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HERBERT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 10). I heard that the prisoner was in custody, and having a description of him, I went and found him at the Police Court, Westminster—I took Rolls there, who picked him out at once from three others—I told him he was charged with uttering counter
<lb/>feit coin in Orchard Street—he said, "Orchard Street, I do not know where it is"—he was in custody on another charge, but I had known him for years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these two florins and this half-crown are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-76" type="given" value="MART JANE"/>MART JANE PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am ten years old—my father is a tobacconist, in the Kentish Town Road—one day in January, I served the prisoner with</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown—I called my father and gave it to him—he spoken to the prisoner, laid down the half-crown, and ran after him—it remained there till he came back and took it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-77" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am the father of the last witness—she called me into the shop on a Friday about the end of January, and gave me this half-crown—I saw that it was bad, and asked the prisoner where he got it—he said he did not know, and offered to pay with good money, but would not give it to me until I returned him the bad, which I refused to do—I tested it—he said, "Do not spoil it, because I can get it changed"—that made me suspicious, as he said that he did not know where he got it—I told him I should give him in charge—I had to serve somebody else, and he went out with the tobacco—I laid the half-crown on the desk, and went after him, locking the door of the room—I went out, gave the prisoner in charge, and came back, and gave the constable the half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARNES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 160). I took the prisoner, and received the half-crown from Palmer—I searched the prisoner at the station, and found 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good silver, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and a quantity of rosin and chalk in an inside pocket—one of the half-crowns was bad—he said, "If there is another bad half-crown you have put it there"—he gave a false address at the Police Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It was not rosin, it was a bit of raw potatoe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad, and from the same mould—I know of no object in keeping rosin with bad money, but it can be used in coining, to clear the dross of the metal—it would make the coin sticky by being in the pocket—chalk would do away with the greasiness, but in connection with the rosin it would leave a stickiness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner't Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I gave Mr. John Colaon 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to keep for me, for I was getting drunk. On Thursday he gave them to me, and among the money were two half-crowns. I changed a sovereign on Friday night."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-80" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLSON</persName> </hi>. I am a publican, of King Street, Long Acre—I was called by the prisoner as a witness at the Police Court, and heard him make the statement, he had given me 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to keep for him—I kept it apart, and on Thursday gave him back the identical coin he had given me, seven shillings and two sixpences—he had been at my house the previous Saturday night—I cannot say what coin he gave me, but I found a bad half-crown among my money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> How long have you known me?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Many years—I know nothing against your honesty—you are a
<hi rend="italic">navvy</hi>—you had not been at work for some days.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I cannot tell how I got the money—I have people outside who have known me thirty years—I always got my living honestly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-319-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-319-18690301 t18690301-319-punishment-15"/>Four Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH CLITHEROE</hi> (21)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-82" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN RYMER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Duke of York, Gloucester Street—on 30th January, at a little after 7 o'clock, the prisoner came in, with a shorter woman—one of them asked for a half-quartern of gin—they both drank of it—the other woman gave me a florin, which I put on a shelf</p>
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<p>behind the bar, and gave the change—I cannot Bay which of them took it up—they left, and shortly afterwards I looked at the florin, it was bad—I gave it to my master, who bent it—on 2nd February they came again, and I recognized them—one of them called for a half-quartern of gin and rasp
<lb/>berry—the little one put down a florin—I tried it and found it bad—I said, "You are the two girls that came in on Saturday"—the little one ran away—I rushed across the counter and caught hold of the prisoner—she said, "I am innocent"—I gave her in charge, with the florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was not in the house on the Saturday.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure you are the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-83" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA PARKER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Duke of York—on 30th January, about 7 p.m., I saw the prisoner and a shorter woman served by the last witness—I looked at the florin on the shelf, found it was bad, and showed it to her—on 2nd February they came again, and I called the last witness immediately.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It is false, I was not in the house on Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-84" type="given" value="EMILY SUSANNAH"/>EMILY SUSANNAH ALDERMAN</persName> </hi>. On Saturday, 30th January, the prisoner and a shorter girl came to the Red Lion—the short one called for a half-quartern of gin, or rum, and gave me a bad florin—I said, "Where did you get this?"—she said, "A gentleman gave it to me up the road"—I bent it a little, put it down, and the prisoner took it away—the other one said, "You should look at your money"—they both drank, and the prisoner paid with good money—they went away together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I have never seen you before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KELLY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi>) On 2nd February Miss Rymer gave the prisoner into my charge, with these two florins.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am an unfortunate girl I met a young woman, who took me into the public-house, and put down a florin, and I was given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-320-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. **—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARCHIBALD HENRY McBEAN</hi> (30)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. DALY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DOUGLAS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">SEYMOUR, Q. C</hi>, with
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the monies of
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution,.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690301-name-90" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-90" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY BRIDGER</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, and keep the Green Dragon Hotel, Bishopsgate Street—the prisoner had been in my service nearly two years, as barmaid—I had complaints of gentlemen losing money, for tea or eleven months, in consequence of which I marked a half-sovereign, two sixpences, a shilling, and other money, amounting altogether to 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I gave the money to Mr. Pritchard, a gentleman who fre
<lb/>quently comes to my house—I gave it him about 12 o'clock, as he was</p>
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<p>going to bed—next day be made a communication to me, and I sent for a police officer, and sent for the prisoner and another barmaid—the other barmaid had only been in the service about three months—I said, in their presence, that I had received a complaint from Mr. Pritchard of his having lost money; that considerable sums had been lost, and I felt it my duty to take steps, and I had marked some money for him to put in his coat pockets, and that 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of the money had been missed; and I ordered the officer to search the prisoner's box—the officer went up stairs—I followed him up—I saw him find, in a little box, the half-sovereign and the shilling that had been marked—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-92" type="given" value="ANTHONY WILSON"/>ANTHONY WILSON MONGER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi> 999). I was called to the Green Dragon, and saw the prisoner and another barmaid in a room there—I told the prisoner I was a detective officer, and Mr. Bridger had com
<lb/>plained about losing money, and several of the gentlemen had complained to him about losing money from their pockets—she said she knew nothing about it—I then told her that I should search her box, and asked what she had in her pockets—she produced her keys, and on going up stairs she stopped me, and said, "Will my master transport me?"—I said, "I do not know anything about that, we will go up into your room"—she said, "I have only 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in my box, and that is a portion of my last quarter's wages"—she told me the money was in an envelope—I gave her the keys, and she unlocked the box herself—I found, in a small box, loose, a half-sovereign and three shillings—I examined the money, and found it was marked—I then sent for Pritchard—she said, "I did not steal the money, someone else must have put it in my box"—I then asked her where her keys had been all day, and she said, "In my pocket."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not take the money, or put it in my box.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering two cheques for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., having been before convicted of felony—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690301-324-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to seven indictments for forging and uttering warrants and orders for the delivery of goods, and one indictment for stealing five dock warrants, of
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-324-18690301 t18690301-324-punishment-19"/>Eighteen Months' Im
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HOEFMAN</hi> (14)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690301-325-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing 10 lbs. weight of tea, of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690301-325-offence-1 t18690301-name-98"/>Great Western Railway Company</persName>, their masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOLT</hi>
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<interp inst="t18690301-325-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-325-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HOFFMAN</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<p>the 21st or 22nd last September, the prisoner called on me, and I gave him an order for an insertion in the
<hi rend="italic">Business Directory</hi>, and gave him 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he gave me this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it is in his writing—it does not mention the date.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-101" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BISHOP</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Johnson & Co., 80, Alderagate Street, jewellers—I paid 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to the man who wrote the name of the firm on the back of this receipt—I can't recognize the prisoner as the person—it was on the 21st September.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JENKINSON</persName> </hi>. I have seen the prisoner write, and know his handwriting—the signature on the back of these receipts are his writing—I am in the employment of Mr. Morris—it was the prisoner's duty to account to me for these sums—he has not accounted for any of them or paid them to me—he has not accounted for 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. paid by Mr. Dow, nor 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Mr. Robinson—he ought to have paid them over to me on a Saturday—he paid no money since the 19th September—he reported having received the money, but he never came to pay it—the plan was to account to me daily, and then at the end of the week to pay in the money—he went away before the end of the week—the accounts were delivered by post every morning—his salary was 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week to commence with, but it was to be 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-103" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-103" type="given" value="JAMBS WILLIAM"/>JAMBS WILLIAM ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a bullion dealer, at 100, Aldersgate Street—on 22nd September last, I paid 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to a man who wrote his name on the back of this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for insertion in the
<hi rend="italic">Business Directory.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690301-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690301-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-104" type="surname" value="POWIS"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-104" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE POWIS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Morris, of 4, Moorgate Street Buildings, the proprietor of the
<hi rend="italic">Business Directory</hi>—the prisoner was in his employment as traveller and collector—his duty was to pay the amounts he collected into the office every Saturday—he has not paid any of these sums to me—he was in the employ two weeks—he paid in the sums for the first week, and received his salary—the second week he absconded, and never appeared at the office afterwards—he was paid by salary, not by com
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-105" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HANCOCK</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I apprehended the prisoner at Manchester, on 29th January—I told him I held a warrant against him for stealing 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and other moneys of his master—he said, "At present I have nothing to say"—at the station the superintendent said it was rather a small sum, and the prisoner considered that it was from 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I rather think the question was put to me, but the prisoner answered it—he also said he had got himself into a mess, and should do it like a man, and should plead guilty—he said he was very sorry for what he bad done.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am extremely sorry for the injustice I have inflicted on my employer, and I plead guilty to the charge brought against me."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted on</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th December</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-106" type="surname" value="BRADLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRADLEY</persName> </hi>. I produce a certificate—the prisoner is the person mentioned in it—I am sure of it—(
<hi rend="italic">The certificate stated that on</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th Decem
<lb/>ber</hi>, 1865.
<hi rend="italic">John Sergeant was tonvicted for forging an order for the payment of noney, and was ordered to be imprisoned for Six</hi>—there was also a conviction for obtaining money by false pretences</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690301-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690301-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-109" type="surname" value="PIKE"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-109" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY PIKE</persName> </hi>. I am an engraver, living at 23, Carlton Terrace—on Sunday, 21st February, I was in Piccadilly—the prisoner stopped me and said, "Holloa! I know you, old
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi>"—he was a perfect stranger to me—he said something about standing something—I said it was too late—it was 2 o'clock on Sunday morning—we went to a coffee-stall, and he had some coffee—he followed after me and asked me the time, two or three tines—I told him without taking out my watch—I afterwards pulled it out—he looked forward, as if to see the time—he snatched the chain and ran off with it—I ran after him and caught him, and we had a greet struggle—the chain broke into four pieces—while I had hold of him he took his belt off—as soon as I saw him do that, I took the belt from him and threw it in the road—two constables came up and held him till a third came up—he looked about and found the greatest part of the chain—they took him to the station, and I charged him with the robbery—he made a blow at me with the belt, but I threw him and took the belt from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> What did you say to me first?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You spoke to me first—I can't say how long we remained at the coffee—stall, I should think five minutes—I paid for the coffee—I did not speak to anyone there—I don't know whether you did or not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-110" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK UPSHOT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 221). I heard cries of Police!"—I went up and took the prisoner—I found part of the gold chain on the ground—the prisoner was drunk—he was sober enough to know what he was about—he could run—the constables had the belt when I came up—I was not the first to Dome up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Stattment before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am not guilty. I was drunk."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am quite innocent. I never broke the watch chain, or intended to steal it. I never bad a charge against me before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-327-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 169). On the morning of 17th February, I was on duty—I heard a noise in the area of 13, Alfred Place, Bedford Square—I looked down and saw that the window in the area door was broken—I called the attention of another constable, and we both went into the area—we found both the prisoners there—I found that the window was broken in the area door, and that some piping was removed—the prisoners were concealed in the coal cellar—I brought them out—they said they went down there for a night's rest—I found that this lead piping had been taken from the gas—pipe over the doorway; it appeared to have been recently removed; the eldest prisoner had got it in his hand—the area door had been opened, two squares of glass had been knocked out, and part of the wooden sash broken—there was room enough for me to get through—the prisoners said that two men came out of the area—I had been on duty all</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 170). I was with the last witness when he went down the area at 13, Alfred Place—I have heard his evidence, it is correct—the gas-piping was found in Charles Stilling's hand—on the way to the station, he said he went there for a night's lodging—the young one said that' two men came and told them to go down for a night's lodging—I had not seen any men about that night—he also said that the two men took them down, to take anything away that they might be able to take.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Charles Stilling.</hi> You say the lead was found in my hand; it was found underneath my brother. You asked what we were doing there, and we told you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Charles Stilling.</hi> Did you hear the policeman say the lead was taken out of my hand?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CROMER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had the piping been cut?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Twisted off—I saw it in his hand the pipe was over the door, about four or six feet high—the eldest one could resell it—this was all the pipe that we found.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of my left-hand pocket, and my purse, and my hat; my trow
<lb/>sere were torn—I was senseless for some time—I saw Fordham there shortly after—I met an officer in uniform, and told him—we met the prisoner soon afterwards, and I gave him into custody—my clothes were injured very much—I knew the prisoner by sight, I had seen him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> At 1 o'clock I was at the Bell public-house; the constable saw me in there; I was shutting up shop. He came out about ten minutes after me, and saw me standing by a posh What did I do to you?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You held me by the throat whilst your companions robbed me—you all ran away together—I knew you before, and Grossed the road to avoid you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-120" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FORDHAM</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 197). On the morning of 9th February I was at the top of Flower and Dean Street, about 1.10—I saw the prisoner there shut up the Bell public-house—he then went down Flower and Dean Street; he stood at the corner of George Street—I saw the last witness and a female go down Flower and Dean Street, arm in arm, on the right hand side; they crossed to go into George Street—I saw the prisoner go up to</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You told the Magistrate I had a white straw hat on.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, that you had a white skull cap—you had a black hat on at the public-house—you had the white one on when you knocked the man down—you went and changed the black one, and put on the white skull cap.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> I am innocent of the charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good charac
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGI WILLIAM</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Walker.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-129" type="given" value="ALMZANDIR"/>ALMZANDIR KERR</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with Mr. Grimsay, as wholesale trimming manufacturers, at Bethnal Green—Genower came into our employment in January, 1868—I did not know him before that—we have been aware since last June that we were losing property—we missed some bobbins upon which silk is wound—they are stamped with our initials by a metal stamp—these are our bobbins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—some of them have had the mark effaced, but we put them in water, and the wood swelled up, and now you can see the initials risen up—we do not sell them with silk on them,</p>
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<p>we send them out to people who work for us off our premises; they are weighed out to them—Mrs. Penn worked for us once, and now does so again, but I believe she did not work for us between Midsummer and Genower being taken in custody—we also missed other property—this China silk (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was sent to us to be dyed—this brown silk is the same description as some we lost—this black purse twist is ours, we have had it three years—this fringe was made in our engine-room—these boards are the same class of goods as we lost—four knots of China silk which had been sent to be dyed were found in a drawer, and I had a conversation with Genower with reference to them—he made a statement to me—I applied to the police, got a warrant, and went with an officer to Walker's house, 250, Bethnal Green Road; there are eight rooms, I think—there is no shop, but "Walker, trimming manufacturer," is put up—on entering we saw Walker, and the officer said that we had a warrant to search his premises to see if there was any property of Kerr & Grimsay's there—he seemed to know my name, and to know me—he said, "There is none belonging to them here, you are welcome to look round my place"—I said, "It's no use you saying that, because you bought some brown silk on Friday last from Genower"—he said, "Oh, I know now who you mean," and produced this box with this green silk, and the twist, and these beads, and said, "These are the things I bought of Genower"—I had only spoken to him in reference to the brown silk—we searched the place, and in a bin for keeping bobbins, in the same room, we found 417 bobbins—I examined them, and said, "Our marks have been erased"—Walker said nothing to that—he was then taken in custody—I saw a lad named Watts on Monday last, but did not recognize him as having seen him at our warehouse—we do not sell bobbins at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you sell the silk, do not you sell the bobbins?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; we sell the manufactured goods—we bought the business of Thomas Kelsey, he had the same stamp as we use—the bobbins are worth 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each, if bought in a lot—nothing would be easier, if they contained stolen silk, than to destroy them immediately afterwards—some are stamped at both ends, and some not—I know that Genower has been in business for himself—I did not know anything of him before he was introduced by my partner, but have since ascertained that he had been in business previously, with a partner named Thomas, I believe—I believe Walker said that he had them of Genower, Thomas's partner, as part of their surplus stock—I attend personally to my business, but there are some parts of it that I cannot attend to—I have not bought any goods of Genower, and, as far as I know, our house has not—when we took Kelsey's business, we continued using his bobbins, and the stamp he had in his business—he had been in business a good while—I cannot say how long he used the stamp—a good many of the bobbins have been in existence a good while—they very seldom get mixed with other people's bobbins when they are given out to wind; you might get one bobbin among others, but not generally—it will astonish me if the prisoner proves that he has had these particular bobbins two years—we have had Kelsey's business three ears—I cannot say whether Walker said "Yes," when I said "You bought some bobbins of silk of him on Friday last"—these are not chiefly remnants, this is part of a parcel of silk which came in from the dyer's—these others are the goods which I said before the Magistrate were not of much value, and chiefly remnants—this China silk was not found on Walker's premises; these are the goods found there, and the beads—the beads are like ours, and Walker produced them; and said</p>
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<p>that he had them from Genower; there was no means of identifying them if he had not told us that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are they of the same quality and description as you had in your stock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I identify the bobbins and' these goods, and these beads, all found at Walker's, and there is more property, which I cannot swear to—these bobbins, the marks on which have been erased, go out to the workpeople and come back to us; they have been carried off our premises, probably within the last twelve months—we never purchased of servants in our establishment, that I know of—I know of no purchase of Genower.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-130" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN WATTS</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, a furrier, at 1, Carlton Place, Bethnal Green—I have known Walker eighteen or twenty months—I first knew him by going to work for him, and about nine months ago he told me to go to the warehouse of Kerr and Grimsay, 7, Wilmot Square—he went part of the way with me, and showed me where it was—he gave me a paper, and told me I was to see a young man named Genower, and say that I came in the name of Mrs. Fenn—he did not tell me what I was to get—I took the paper, so that I should not forget the name—I went into the ware-house, I did not ask for Genower, but he saw me and took the paper which I had in my hand, and said, "Oh, you have come from Mrs. Fenn?"—I said "Yes," and he gave me a parcel covered with paper, which was made up before I got there—I put it into a bag which Walker had given me—there were other people in the warehouse—I have been there eighteen or twenty times during the nine mouths, by Walker's directions, and always saw Genower—I went for work for Mrs. Fenn, but do not know what I got, as it was placed in a bag—it was always given by Genower—I sometimes saw that he put bobbins into the parcel—I have not been since Christmas—I have seen Genower at Mr. Walker's more than once, but do not know what he came about—I took all the things to Walker—I never saw Mrs. Fenn till yesterday—I never took any money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is this the first time you have been examined in Court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I was not examined before the Magistrate—I did not always go to the warehouse at the same hour—Genower never sent me on errands—Mr. Kerr first asked me about this; he came to my father the Sunday before last, but I did not see him that day—I went to him on the Monday, at 7, Wilmot Square, and he asked me questions—nobody was present then; but the second time I was there, last Thursday, a policeman was there; he did not ask me questions, but Mr. Kerr did, and the policeman told him to put them in a different manner—there was a pen and ink, but Mr. Kerr had not put them down before that—as he was taking it down, the policeman sometimes told him to put it down in a different manner—I do not know his name, he is 36
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>—I cannot remember what questions he was to put down in a different manner—I did not see the writing till yesterday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did your father first speak to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and I went to Mr. Kerr on the Monday—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the paper on which the questions and answers were written down—I told Mr. Kerr what it was—he did not put it down at the time, and then it was put down different—nothing has been taken down by the solicitor—these are all the questions and answers I gave—I was there a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes—my mother went with me when it was taken down—I gave a statement on the Monday, and on the Thursday the policeman said the alterations were to be made—my father went with me on Monday—no one was present then</p>
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<p>but he and Mr. Kerr—on Thursday the policeman was there, and it was put in writing—I made the same statement on Monday as on Thursday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-131" type="surname" value="KERR"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-131" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KERR</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Alexander Kerr—I know the workpeople who work out of the house—I know Mrs. Fenn, she worked for us up to June, but not between June and Christmas—Davis did not work for us, and had no materials from us—I have seen the boy Watts at our place, but did not know his business, and should not take notice of him—I did not know that he was in Walker's employment—Walker had no business transactions with us—I did not know of Watts carrying off part of the silk.</p>
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<persName id="t18690301-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690301-name-132" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-132" type="given" value="HENRITTA"/>HENRITTA FENN</persName> </hi>. I worked for Messrs. Kerr last year, up to eight or nine months ago—I never sent Watts to them for materials, or got materials through him from them—he never brought me any materiels—I know nothing of Walker—I was employed again by Messrs. Kerr last week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What class of work used you to receive out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Broad-stitch work—the silk was delivered to me on bobbins, to do it—I had to return the bobbins—it is not a very large business—I have received work from other persons besides the prosecutors, but not at the same time—I did not know Genower till I went into the employment, not when he was in business for himself—this is the first time I have given evidence—I was asked about it last Friday by Mr. Thomas Kerr—I do not know the boy, and have never seen him at Messrs. Kerr's—I have not done any work since I left them, till Monday week, when they came after me to do work—I had been doing nothing between, but living at home—they took me back on Monday, and asked me these questions on Thursday—I left off work because there was no more to do; when there was fresh work to do they took me on again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever erase the marks of the owners from the bobbins, or alter them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-133" type="surname" value="WYMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-133" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WYMAN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 36). On 26th Janes, Genower was given into my custody for stealing China silk—on the 27th I went with Mr. Kerr to Walker's, and found these things if his warehouse—Mr. Kerr asked him for the brown silk he bought of Genower, and he produced it—I told him I was a policeman, and had come to search for some stolen silk belong
<lb/>ing to Kerr & Co.—I think I mentioned Genower's name, and he said, "I have some silk which I purchased of Genower"—I found 417 bobbins, and have got a sample of them here—in some the mark is totally obliterated, in others it is not—on one it is complete "T. K.," and you can discern it in others—both ends appear to have been turned—in some it is new, and in some it has been done some time—after some information I went on a Thursday to Messrs. Kerr's, and saw Watts and his mother there—I had not seen him before—questions were put to him, and he answered them—I used no influence to make his statements different, but I made some slight alterations, sometimes, to simplify the questions—I did not dictate the answers, and do not know whether they were correctly taken down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is this one of your questions: "Did you always take something away with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; Mr. Alexander Kerr asked all the questions—once or twice the boy did not seem to understand the question, I explained the meaning of it, and his answer was taken down—this lasted twenty minutes or half-an-hour—I have seen Mrs. Fenn, but have never spoken to her—I soaked the bobbins and found one with "T. K." whole, and over 100 in which it was partially obliterated—here are two with the "K" very plain—they have not been in water for a fortnight.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-134" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY ABCHKH</persName> </hi>. I live in Wood Street, Spitalfields, and worked for Walker up to August—I have seen Genower there—he left a parcel, saying he was the young man formerly in partnership with Mr. Thomas, in the square, and would I be kind enough to deliver it, and I did so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses the Defence</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-135" type="surname" value="BUCK"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-135" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BUCK</persName> </hi>. I am a silk spinner, of 21, Coventry Street, Bethnal Green, and have worked for Walker four or five years—these white bobbins were marked by me—they have been in Walker's possession and use over two years—some of them have my mark—I have had them in my hands some hundreds of times—I have taken the silk off them and spun it on the wheel, and I have marked these very bobbins to know the weight—this one is 1oz. 2 drachms—they are bought new of bobbin turners, but you can buy old bobbins—the loom brokers sell old looms and old bobbins—I have seen Genower come to my master's place—he walked in with some bombast, and I thought he was a sort of trimming manufacturer—from what I saw of him I should have had no hesitation whatever in buying of him</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you worked for Mr. Walker, on his premises?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, two or three years—I know Coote, a trimming maker, in Banner Street, St Luke's—I do not know of any of his property coming into Walker's possession, or any of Frank Stiles'—I do not know Walker's transactions with them—I do not know Edward Thompson, manager at a trimming manufactory—there was no transaction between Mr. Walker and them—I never knew the work to be turned off bobbins—I have known Walker eight or ten years—when I first knew him he was about taking a music hall in Eyre Street, in conjunction with his father, who I know by sight—I do not know where Walker was on 19th December, 1855, or within two or three years of that date—I knew that he was in custody on this charge a quarter-of-an-hour after it occurred—I went to the Police Court, and beard him say that he would not call any witnesses.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long has he been carrying on business as a trimming manufacturer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About six years; he has been five years at this place—he keeps four or five men, besides me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690301-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690301-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-136" type="surname" value="ARROWSMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-136" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ARROWSMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, of 88, Cooper Street—I was in Walker's employ from December, 1867, to the beginning of 1868, and was employed to make twist—I have seen a great quantity of bobbins there, with a great many initials, some with "J & S" in the corner—I have bought both old and new ones for him from a loom broker—I cannot say that they all had the same mark on them—I did not buy all that the broker had.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you known him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Twelve or fourteen years—I knew him first at Manchester—I cannot say when he came to London, or whether it was before December, 1855—I have known him the whole of that time—I did not come up to London with him; I was in London—I do not know where he was in December, 1855—I cannot say whether I lost sight of him for three or four years; I did not see him till 1867—I do not know where he was in 1856, 1857, and 1858—I did not see him from 1855 to 1867—that is what I call knowing him twelve or fourteen years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690301-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690301-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-137" type="surname" value="WIDDOWS"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-137" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WIDDOWS</persName> </hi>. I deal in beads and silk trimmings, at 5, Peel Terrace, Old Ford Road—I know Genowor—I did not know him when he was in business, at Old Ford, with Mr. Thomas—I have bought goods of</p>
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<p>him up to August or September, a few beaded leaves, and an ornament called a spike—I put them in the window for sale—the police came and saw them, and gave me in custody—the present prosecutor withdrew the charge, I undertaking to bring no action—I have an account book of Genower's here—I do not know, of my own knowledge, that the prosecutor's own partner, Mr. Grimsay, purchased goods of Genower, but I find it in this book.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I understand you had very small transactions with Genower?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Very small—I knew that he was a servant of Kerr & Grimsay—I did not go to the premises to get the goods, they were brought to me by Genower—on the first occasion, when I bought a bunch of crystal beads, he said that they belonged to a friend of his who had over-bought himself, and I gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for that bunch—there were three transac
<lb/>tions—the second was some leaves, which he represented were made by his wife in anticipation of an order which was stopped, and she required some money, one Saturday night—the third transaction was a small quantity of black spikes, which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which he said, again, belonged to a friend who had over-bought himself, but I have never been able to realize the price for them—these facts were known to my solicitor—I believe he made a statement to the solicitor for the prosecution, and I signed this undertaking (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have never seen Genower at the place of business, but I knew he was in Kerr & Grimsay's employment—I never had any
<lb/>thing but manufactured articles from him—I cannot tell you whose writing is in this book; I had nothing to do with keeping it—I received a subpoena to produce it—some twelve months ago, or more, when Genower was in business in Globe Street, I supplied him with trimmings and ornaments—he got into my debt 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and came to me and said he should never be able to repay me, but if I would go to his place, and select anything I liked, we could take it off his account, and he left the book with me at that time—he was in difficulties fifteen months ago, but I never was aware that he was bankrupt</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you bought the things, did you know in whose employment he was?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WAKK</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller, of Hewlett Road, Old Ford—I have been employed by Walker, from time to time, to sell goods—I was at his house in January when a gentleman named Young was there—Genower afterwards came in with a bag, out of which be turned a miscel-laneous lot of fringes, tassels, and bobbins, and solicited Walker to buy them; and, as a business man, seeing that a business matter was being carried on, I walked out—he said, "Mr. Walker, this is the last remaining portion of my stock, we have had frequent dealings together, and I will give you the preference."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you known Walker?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Ten or eleven years—I can go back as far as 1858—I knew him in 1858 perfectly well, but not before that—when I first knew him he was a pub
<lb/>lican, in Eyre Street, Bethnal Green—I have not continued acquainted with him ever since—I never was an acquaintance of his; I knew him as a pub
<lb/>lican, and afterwards travelled for him—I began to travel for him two years ago—I did not know of his buying goods of Messrs. Williams & Son, of Bread Stread, trimming manufacturers, or of Frank Stiles, or of William Cook, of Banner Street, St. Luke's—I never knew how he got his materials which I travelled for—I have ceased to travel for him for twelve months—I</p>
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<p>heard he was in custody about eight or ten days after I was a witness to this transaction—I was not asked to go as a witness before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-139" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am a beer retailer, at the Cooper's Arms, St. Thomas-in-the-East—I have known Walker since the early part of 1864—I was in negociation with him as to a partnership in the trimming trade—he was not a publican at that time—I acted as his foreman in the trimming trade from June to the end of November, 1867, and had an opportunity of seeing this business thoroughly—I have given out work and taken in work, and handled his business in every part—a very large quantity of bobbins was used; I have seen 1500 or 1600 similar to these there at a time—they had not all the same mark, they had initials and letters, and I have marked bobbins myself—I know Genower as a trimming manufacturer by seeing him come to Walker's warehouse, selling things at a cheaper price than he could buy them—he had the keen judgment and practised eye of a City buyer—I saw a card, "Genower & Thomas"—this was done openly, in my presence, across the counter—I have heard him speak of Thomas as his partner—I recollect seeing Wake there the week of Walker's arrest—Genower came in after
<lb/>wards; he had a little bag with a job lot, I should term it, and I believe them to be these beads—they were left on sale or return, as Mr. Walker would not pay for them, but he borrowed 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of me to pay for what he had.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Genower sell them at a very cheap rate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not very; such as would save 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per cent.—I do not know of Genower selling goods of Williams & Sons—I did not know he was there—I do not know William Cook at all, or Mr. Stiles—I knew that Walker was in custody, within ten minutes of his being taken—I went to the station, but was not called as a witness.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALKER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted at this Court, in December</hi>, 1855,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. **—
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<hi rend="italic">upon which</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">ofered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron, Channell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-147" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK TRIHEY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 42.) On the morning of 12th February, about 12.30, I examined an empty house, 145, Edgware Road—I observed a footmark half in and half out of the house door—I looked through the letter-box in the door, and saw a man looking over the banisters—I called 116, and directed him to run round to the rear of the mews—I looked through</p>
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<p>the letter-box, and saw three men go from the landing window on to the leads, which form the roof of the stables—I went on to the leads, and went along from one end of the mews to the other; when about half-way, I heard a noise of glass breaking, and when I got to the end of the houses, I saw a man's legs going through the skylight or trap-door of Nos. 2 and 3, Tich
<lb/>bourne Street—I jumped down the trap-door and caught hold of the prisoner Johnson—Smith then ran after me, and caught me by the throat, and with the force of the pressure I was obliged to let go of Johnson—I drew my staff and struck Johnson, and my staff broke—
<hi rend="italic">D</hi> 40 came to my assistance—I found this cord beside the door where they had got down—it was a very wet night, and the cord was perfectly dry—the place is a printing office—all the type was upset, and the gas fittings broken—I saw Britton in the house when we took the other prisoners, he hid under some boxes in a corner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The house you first looked at was an empty house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it had been occupied, but was being altered and done up—there were no windows or shutters, only boards put up instead—it was an ordinary door, with a simple look—it was fastened when I looked at it—the gas fittings in the prosecutor's house were fixed—there is a jeweller's next door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where was the footmark you observed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Half in and half out of the doorway of 145, Edgware Road, the empty house, under the door—I did not go into that house—I went round to the rear in the mews, and got up by a ladder on to the leads—there are ten or twelve houses between the empty house and the prosecutor's—I should say the prisoners could not see that I was after them, I could not see them—there is an internal com
<lb/>munication between the printing-office and the dwelling-house—it is one house with two numbers.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D R</hi> 40). I followed Trihey up the ladder and along the leads, to Nos. 2 and 3, Tichbourne Street, and found Smith and Johnson there in custody—I assisted in taking them—they were very violent, I had to draw my truncheon and spring my rattle till assistance came.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-149" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GADD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 244). I heard the rattle spring and went to the back door of No. 2, Tichbourne Street, in Burwood Mews—I there found Johnson and Smith in custody of the two last witnesses—I made a search and found Britton crouched down behind some boxes in a corner of the room—I took him into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-150" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LEGGATT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 116). I was on duty in the Edgware Road on the night of 11th February—about 10 o'clock I placed a mark on 145, Edgware Road—I had a reason for doing so—about 12.30 I noticed that the mark was gone—I then communicated with Policeman 42
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the marks?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Merely a pin and a piece of cotton put from the side of the door to the end of the boards that were nailed up instead of the window—I could see that the door had been opened because my mark was gone, it was drawn in from the outside and shut in the chink of the door, and I saw a footstep half in and half out of the door—after the prisoners were apprehended I examined the door, and found a pin had been placed on the slide of the lock, so that it could not be opened from the outside unless it was wrenched open—that must have been placed there from the inside—I imagine that someone must first have got in at the back, and opened the door to let the others in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-151" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a printer, and live at 2 and 3, Tichbourne Street—the office adjoins the dwelling-house—there is an internal communication between them—I should not like to swear that the skylight was fastened on this night, it is our habit to fasten it—I know it was shut—there is a long piece of iron with perforated holes in it, so as to open it as far as you please—on being roused, I found the skylight broken and considerable damage done, also half of the gas fittings had been torn down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Might not that have been occasioned by the scuffle?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the gas fittings were nine or ten feet high, running across the printing office, above a man's reach—they were not near the skylight, but at the other end of the room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-152" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MOTT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 12). I know where Johnson lives, 6, Seymour Place, York Street, Walworth Road—I searched that place, and in his rooms found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, a saw, a small keyhole saw, and a quantity of keys, some skeleton, a pick-lock, two knives, one a dagger-knife, and a quantity of property relating to another robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is it alodging-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There is one other family lodging there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Britton</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction in February</hi>, 1864.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH*</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON*</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-336-18690301 t18690301-336-punishment-29"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690301-337-offence-1 t18690301-name-154"/>Jane Glover</persName>. She was also charged, on the Coroner's Inquisition, with the like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was jointly indicted with one Louisa Blanch.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">applied that the prisoners might be tried separately, so as to enable him to examine Louisa Blanch and her husband for the defence; which he should be unable to do if the cases were jointly proceeded with.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offering no objection</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BARON CHANNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">acceded to the application.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-155" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GLOVER</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, and reside at 77, Devonshire Street, Mile End—the deceased, Jane Glover, was my wife, she was forty-eight years of age—Mrs. Blanch and her husband lived about three doors off—on Wednesday, 3rd February, between 9 and 10 o'clock at night, I was sitting in my kitchen—I heard a bother outside, in consequence of which I went outside and met my wife just outside our gate, on the pavement—a few friends, some females, were with her—she said something to me, in conse
<lb/>quence of which I went to Mrs. Blanch, and while I was talking to her the prisoner came up and struck me—some of the neighbours took my wife in doors, while I was talking to the parties outside—she went to bed about 10.45—she complained of feeling very bad—between 2 and 3 o'clock in the morning she awoke, she never spoke—I went for Mr. Riley, the doctor—she died about 7.45 that morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you sober at the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I had only had one pint of ale—I did not hear my wife or daughter say, as I came out, "That is the pretty beauty that hit Georgy, the stinking b—h"—I did not say to Mr. Blanch, "She would not have hit him if I had been there; we have been waiting to fight you for the lust two months"—nothing of</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When the prisoner came up to you, did she say any
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; she would fight any man, that was at the same time that she struck me—she then went away—she did nothing after she struck me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you say you had only had a pint of beer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had a pint in Fenchurch Street, and another pint in Whitschapel—I left off work about 7.30 in the evening—I had one pint about 7, and one about 8 o'clock—I said before the Coroner that I had been in two public-houses—I did not say I could not tell how many I had been in; nothing of the sort—I am quite sure I had only had two pints of beer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-156" type="given" value="MARY ELIZABETH"/>MARY ELIZABETH GLOVER</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the deceased—on this Wednesday night, just before 9, my mother was out, and I went out to meet her—I met her coming across the road, and walked across with her—when we got about the middle of the road I saw Mr. and Mrs. Blanch going along on the pathway, about three or four yards from us—I did not know them then—I had never seen them before—I said to my mother, "Mother, how high that person holds her clothes"—I did not intend them to hear it—that was all I said—my mother replied, "That gentleman at the side is the one that beat your little brother"—he is thirteen—I said, "He would not have done it if I had been there"—that was all that passed between me and my mother—we came up to the gate, and as mother turned round to open the gate Mr. and Mrs. Blanch were there, and began using very bad language—Mrs. Blanch then came and pushed open the gate, and struck mother two or three times on the side of the head, I think it was on the left side, with her fist—they were hard blows—my mother fell up against the wall which divided the two houses—Mrs. Blanch then struck me on the face; she gave me a good knock—I don't know why she did it, I suppose it was because I took my mother's part—I stood before her—my mother then came outside the gate and asked her what she did it for—the prisoner then Dame up—Mrs. Blanch sent for her—someone went for her—I heard Mrs. Blanch call somebody, and she immediately came, and Mrs. Blanch said "Give it to them Amelia," using a very bad word—she said, "Give it to the b—Amelia"—she and Mrs. Blanch then caught hold of mother and beat her, and threw her against the iron railings—they beat her on her head and shoulders and face—they beat her violently—I got my mother up, she was on the ground, she had fallen from the blows; I got her up—father came out then, and the prisoner struck him with something that she had in her hand—I can't say what it was—it was something black—she struck him in the right eye—my mother was standing just by—I was standing with her, close to father—I told father that Mrs. Blanch had hit mother, and he went to her and Mr. Blanch—the prisoner came up to mother and said, "I will do for you;" and she caught hold of mother and struck her violently again, and threw her down on the pathway, and she rolled over on to the kerb—that was</p>
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<p>outside our gate—she struck mother somewhere against the ear—she had something in her hand then, the same as when she struck father—I am quite sure of that—I saw the same round black something in her hand—I got mother up, and she fell on Mrs. Clark's, a neighbour's shoulder—mother said. "You wicked creature, you have given me my death blow"—and she said, "Yes, you b—r, and here is another one for you:" and she struck her again with her fist in the face as she laid on Mrs. Clark's shoulder—she appeared very angry while she was doing all this—I and father then took mother indoors, and gave her some brandy—she said she felt very bad, and said, "I don't believe I shall ever go outside again, my head is so bad"—we put her to bed—about 2 o'clock I was called by my little brother, and went to my mother—she was then insensible—I gave her some water, but her teeth were closed, and she bled at the mouth, and her eyes were shut—she never spoke after she went to bed, and never opened her eyes—she died at 7.45 in the morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Neither you nor your mother used any bad language at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, we were not in the habit of using bad language—I had never seen them before—I used no bad language—it was about three doors from our own gate that we passed them, and about seven from Mr. Blanch's—neither I or my mother said, "There goes the stinking b—h; I sup
<lb/>pose she is going to a penny
<hi rend="italic">gaff</hi>;" what I said was, "Oh, mother, how that person shows her legs!" I did not know who she was then—mother said it was Mr. Blanch, that hit Georgey, and I said, "He should not have hit him if I had been there," because I would have taken his part—that was said just as we passed—it was all done in a few minutes—Mr. and Mrs. Blanch turned back, and came after us—we saw them when we went to shut our gate; we were both inside the gate—Mrs. Blanch did not say, "I want to know how it is you are so constantly insulting me in this way"—my mother did not say to father, "Here is the b—pensioner that struck our boy, and who you have been waiting to see for some time;" she did not speak, she was too bad, besides, she would not use such language—it did not take place, as I know of, and I was there all the time—father did not rush out of the gate and commence sparring at Mr. Blanch; he came out quietly to see what was the matter—he did not strike a blow at Mr. Blanch which hit Mrs. Blanch—after Prosser came out, my father and mother and I did not rush at her, and drag her to the ground, and punch her—I did not touch her, nor did mother strike her at all, nor did father strike her so that she went into the road—I never saw her go into the road—she did not fall into the road, she was on the pathway—I never saw her on the ground at all—I did not see anybody strike her; she did not give anyone a chance of striking her—before Prosser came out Mrs. Blanch had struck mother several blows on the head, hard blows, with her fist, on her head, face, and shoulders; and she also struck me—she gave mother two or three blows first, and then she struck her again—that was before Prosser came out—I stated so before the Magistrate (
<hi rend="italic">The witness's deposition being read, did not contain that statement.</hi>)—I was so excited, mother having died that same morning, and I was never in such a place before, and I did not state it all at Worship Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you afterwards appear before the Coroner!
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I stated it all there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you make the remark about showing her legs so that they could hear you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said it to my mother, not with the intention</p>
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<p>of their hearing it—they did hear it, I suppose, or they would not have come back—I had only come home from service on the Friday before—I can hardly say what it was that Prosser had in her hand; it was black; it seemed more like iron than anything—it was round her fingers, as if she had got her fingers through it, like a ring—it went on two or three fingers, by what I could see of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-157" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DANIELS</persName> </hi>. I am a French polisher, and live at 72, Devonshire Street—on Wednesday, 3rd February, I heard a quarrelling between Mrs. Blanch and Mrs. Glover, on the opposite side to where I lived—I saw Mrs. Blanch up with her fist and strike Mrs. Glover—I don't exactly know where it was: either in the face or breast—while they were struggling together Mrs. Blanch sends up for Mrs. Prosser—she came in about a minute—I did not see anybody go for her—when she came she said, "I will do for you! I will do for you!" and both she and Mrs. Blanch rushed at Mrs. Glover, and dashed her against the iron railings—she fell with her head against them—Mrs. Blanch said to Mrs. Prosser, "Give it to the b—r, Amelia"—before the woman could scarcely get up on her feet they dashed her to the ground again, both of them—I am quite sure they both struck her—Mrs. Blanch was the first one to strike her—they struck her all about the breast, face and all—Mrs. Glover said, "You cruel creature, you have given me my death blow"—I did not stop any longer after that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What did you first see when you came up!
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw Mrs. Blanch strike the deceased—there had been a bit of a row between the two before: that made me go across—I don't know how many blows Mrs. Blanch struck her—they were struggling together—I did not see the deceased lift her hand to strike Mrs. Blanch—she was a sickly woman; she had been ill—I did not see Prosser come out—I saw her come up—I did not see her knocked down—I don't know whether she was knocked down—I could not see through the mob of people—I did not see her on the ground, and did not notice whether her dress was muddy afterwards—after the deceased was picked up, on another woman's arm, I left the mob—the Blanch's went into the Dolphin beer-shop—I did not see Prosser taken in by anybody—they went behind the bar—I did not notice whether the door was shut to prevent persons Doming in—I saw them all in the Dolphin—I did not hear the prisoner say anything when the deceased said, "You cruel creature, you have given me my death blow."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were the two women standing at the time you saw Mrs. Blanch strike the blow!
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mrs. Glover was close by her own gate, but where she was dashed down against the railings was next door—I don't know the width of the road there—I should say there was room enough for four was gons to pass each other.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-158" type="surname" value="DANIELS"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-158" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DANIELS</persName> </hi>. I was with my father, the last witness, on this night—I heard some talking between Mrs. Blanch and Mrs. Glover—Mrs. Blanch struck Mrs. Glover, and said, "Go fetch Amelia"—I was close to them—when Prosser came out she said, "I will do for you! I will do for you!" and they directly rushed on the woman, and dashed her head against the iron railings, at the door before you come to Mrs. Glover's house—Mrs. Glover said, "You cruel creature, you have given me my death blow"—that was all I saw.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see how many blows had been struck on the deceased before Prosser came up!
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was about two yards from</p>
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<p>them when they were talking together—I could hear what was said—Mrs. Blanch said, "I will give it to you presently"—I saw Mr. Glover them—he was there when that was said—I did not see Mr. Glover aim a blow at Mr. Blanch—Mr. Blanch was there—I was close to the prisoner—I did not see anything in her hand—this was about 8.30.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-159" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA STRETCH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Josiah Stretch, a carman, of 84, De
<lb/>vonshire Street—between 8 and 9 o'clock on this Wednesday evening, I saw Mrs. Glover just by her door, and I saw Mrs. Blanch strike her with her hand, on her head—I only saw her strike her once—then she sent in for the girl Prosser—I don't know who she sent; she said to someone, "Go and fetch my servant"—Prosser came running out directly, and Mrs. Blanch said, "Give it to her,
<hi rend="italic">Mill</hi>, give it to her; kill the b—, kill the b—, kill her"—the prisoner said, "I will," and then commenced beating her—she struck Mrs. Glover several times about her head, and she fell on her side against the kerb—she was picked up, and Prosser struck her again—she was then on Mrs. Clarke's arm—I did not see Mrs. Glover strike her, or the prisoner—three men came out of the beer-shop and took Prosser away, and while they were taking her away she turned back and struck Mrs. Glover again on her head—Mrs. Glover was then led indoors.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe you were looking out of your window, were you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, on the opposite side of the road—this was between 8 and 9 o'clock at night—before the striking, I saw Mrs. Blanch going in one direction, and then she turned round on her heel and went back to the deceased—I only saw her give one blow—she did not strike any blow after Prosser came out—I am quite sure of that—I am also quite certain that the expression used by Mrs. Blanch was "Kill the b—, kill her."</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-160" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 71, Devonshire Street, next door to Mrs. Glover—on Wednesday night, 3rd February, I was taking in some clothes at the back of the house, when I heard some screams—I ran to the gate and saw the deceased—she came and laid her head on my arm, and pointed to the prisoner, and said, "That woman has given me my death blow"—the prisoner said, "Yes, you b—, and you shall have another"—Mrs. Blanch made answer directly, "Give it to her,
<hi rend="italic">Mill</hi>, have at her again"—and the prisoner hit her as she was on my arm—the deceased's daughter and a lodger then took her indoors.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You did not see Mrs. Blanch strike her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you notice anything in the prisoner's hand at the time she gave the blow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-161" type="given" value="FREDERICK JAMES"/>FREDERICK JAMES RILEY</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon—I was called to the deceased between 2 and 3 o'clock on Thursday morning, 4th February—she was lying on her back, totally insensible—her skin was cold and clammy—her pulse slow and laboured—the pupils of the eyes were fully dilated and could bear pressure with my finger, showing all the marked symptoms of compression of the brain—she died a few hours after—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post morten</hi> examination, externally, and found two large bruises over both thighs, one on the left breast, and a puffy tumour over the right ear—on removing the scalp, I found that inside the puffy tumour there was a large clot of blood, which terminated on the peritoneum—on removing the skull-cap, I found from six to eight ounces of clotted blood on the surface of the brain—the right ventricle was empty, the other contained a clot of blood weigh
<lb/>ing from two to three ounces—the other organs of the chest were healthy—the left lung showed recent signs of congestion—the left kidney was ex
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<p>diseased—my opinion is, that the cause of death was extravasation of blood on the surface of the brain, and in the substance of the brain—I should say caused by a blow or fall—there was nothing in the chest or kidney to cause death—she had been under medical treatment at the London Hospital, and had been evidently treated for spitting of blood occasionally—there was marked disease of the kidney, but nothing to cause immediate death.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Might the extravasation be caused by a single blow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't say, positively—in all probability a single blow would cause a rapture of the vessel—any violence to the skull to produce extravasation must produce a rupture of the vessel—if the vessel ruptured is small, death would be much slower than if it was a large one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The following Witnesses were called for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-162" type="given" value="GEORGE FULLERTON"/>GEORGE FULLERTON BLANCH</persName> </hi>. I reside at 83, Devonshire Street, and am clerk to a colonial broker, in whose employ I have been twelve years—on Wednesday evening, 3rd February, I went out with my wife—when we had proceeded a little distance from our house we met the deceased and her daughter—as they passed, one of them said, "There she goes, the stinking b—h, I suppose she is going to a penny gaff"—my wife turned round to me and said, "Those are the Glovers, that is the way that I have been insulted for some time past, and I think it only right that you should ask what they mean by it"—I turned back with my wife, towards their house—when we got to the gate the mother was inside the gate, and the daughter was out
<lb/>tide—the mother appeared very excited, and pulled the daughter inside the gate and slammed it—my wife said, "What do you mean by insulting me in this way continually"—the deceased called out to someone inside the house, and Mr. Glover came out and commenced fighting, or endeavouring to fight me—he aimed a blow at me, but it struck my wife—as he struck her, Amelia Prosser, my servant, returned the blow to him; she came from the house—the father, mother, and daughter immediately fell on the ser
<lb/>vant; the deceased caught hold of her by the hair, and she was dragged forcibly by the three into the road; she was on the ground, the husband was kneeling on her chest, and the mother and daughter were standing over her, pommelling into her—the only remark my wife made was, "Amelia, Amelia, for God's sake come away, this will be the death of me"—she did not say, "Give it the b—," or, "Give it to her
<hi rend="italic">Mill</hi>, give it to her"—she never used any such words, she did not in any way incite the prisoner to strike the deceased, she never raised her hand throughout the whole affair—while they were upon the prisoner my wife caught hold of the first person she could, and it was the daughter, by the net-work which she wore round her pelorine, I believe it is called, and in endeavouring to pull her off I believe she tore it—as soon as we had removed the daughter we caught hold of Prosser and dragged her forcibly into the nearest house that was open, which was a beer-shop; the skirt of her dress was torn and covered with mud—I have it in Court, in precisely the same state; her hair was hanging all over her face—there were two scratches on the side of her face, and she complained of being very much kicked—I and my wife's brother went out to endeavour to find a policeman, but were not able to do so—we were out five or six minutes, perhaps ten, and returned—I saw the whole of what took place from the commencement to the end—my wife did not strike a single blow, or use the expressions imputed to her—the prisoner had</p>
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<p>nothing in her hand—the only thing I saw the prisoner do was to strike Mr. Glover in return for the blow that he struck my wife; I honestly believe that blow was not intended for my wife, I believe it was intended for me—the whole affair, from my wife going up to the gate to the time of dragging the prisoner away, was not more than about three minutes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You are no pensioner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not see Mrs. Glover leaning on the arm of Mrs. Clarke, she might have seen, my eyes were in the direction of the servant, not in the direction of Mrs. Glover—on my oath, I did not see the prisoner strike her while her bead was resting on Mrs. Clarke's arm—if it happened I should imagine I should have seen it, but I cannot swear it—I think it is very improbable, as I kept a sharp watch on the prisoner throughout the whole time—I did not see Mrs. Glover taken into her house—I did not see her fall against the garden wall, or hear her say, "You have given me my death blow"—I should imagine I must have heard it if it was said, I was so near—I hand nothing of the kind—I boxed her boy's ears on Saturday, 2nd January, I found him and my son fighting in the street, I pulled them apart and boxed both their ears, and pulled my son indoors—I was before the Magistrate when this charge was made, but was not called—I have not talked this matter over with my wife a great many times—the subject has been mentioned—I was examined before the Coroner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-163" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA BLANCH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on the night in question I was going out for a walk with my husband, and met the deceased and her daughter—I did not recognize them except by the remark they passed, "There she goes, the dirty stinking b—h, I suppose she is off to a penny
<hi rend="italic">gaff</hi>—the deceased said that—in consequence of that I made a remark to my husband and turned back—the deceased slammed her gate and spat in my face before I reached as far as the gate—she called her husband, and he came out and made use of very bad language, and threatened to strike my husband—I was between, and tried to prevent it, and the blow struck me on the left side of my head—I sent for Proaser—I saw her strike Mrs. Glover—that was instantly after I had been struck—the deceased, her husband and daughter, then all attacked Prosser—the deceased took hold of her by the hair of her head, and the man struck her violently, and likewise the daughter, and they all fell into the road—Prosier was underneath—I called to my husband to get her out or she would be killed, as the man was kneeling on her chest, while the others were beating her, and I called to Prosser, "Come out of the crowd or I shall fall dead;" but she was not able to do so, as they had her by the hair of the head—I did not at any time strike the deceased a single blow, or raise my finger—I never said, "Kill the b—," or any such expression—the daughter did—I did not say, "Go it,
<hi rend="italic">Mill</hi>, give it to her"—the deceased said, "Give it to her, let her have it;" and the daughter instantly kicked Prosser in the face, and in what she termed the
<hi rend="italic">guts</hi>—I did not see the deceased in the arms of another woman, with her head resting on her arm, nor did I see Prosser strike her while she was on the woman's arm—she was in the road, with all of them fighting her—I first got the daughter away, and, by that means, managed to get hold of part of my servant's clothes, and my husband assisted—after the men had lifted the man off her chest, we dragged her to a beer-shop, the nearest place we could get into, she was almost naked, she was naked halfway down to her stomach, her frock was smothered with mud, her hair had been greatly pulled out, we have only a</p>
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<p>small portion—the deceased kept the handful that she held her by when we released her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose you were as calm and quiet as you are now?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I was not, I was very much agitated and frightened—I did not make use of a word of bad language—Prosser came up at the time I was struck—I sent for her before I received the blow, because I saw the man was determined to use such bad language, and to fight—I sent for her to fetch a policeman—I did not call out for her—I sent a lad, a neighbour's son—I did not say to her, "Give it her, kill the b—, Amelia"—I posi
<lb/>tively swear I did not—there were not many persons round at first, there were a great many after—I know Mrs. Stretch, from living opposite—I know Mrs. Clarke is a neighbour; I did not see her there that night—I did not see the deceased resting her head on Mrs. Clarke's arm, I never saw the deceased after they all fell in the road—I do not attend singing halls, never in my life—I have three children living—I live two doors, I think, from the Glover's—I did not see anybody strike Mrs. Glover—I heard of her death next morning—I was very much surprised indeed at it, and wondered what caused it, when I saw her fighting as she was the night before, although I knew she had been ill some considerable time—she was a thinner woman than me and rather smaller—I did not know her at all—I never spoke a word to her in my life—I believe my husband spoke to her one morning, when she attacked him with a broom, that was nearly two months ago—I believe the Daniels are neighbours—I never saw them, to my knowledge, before I was taken on this charge—I was charged separately from Prosser; her case was heard first, I believe—I did not go as a witness for her—this is the first time I have been a witness—I did not go before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Your husband went, I believe?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe he did—this is the prisoner's dress (
<hi rend="italic">producing it</hi>)—it is in the same state as it was then—it has been in my possession ever since, hung up—I am confident I saw nothing in Prosser's hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-164" type="given" value="ETHELINDA"/>ETHELINDA WILLINGALE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Willingale, an omni-bus driver, and live at 78, Devonshire Street, nearly opposite the deceased—about 8.30 on this evening I was at my gate—I did not see Prosser come out—the first I saw of her was in the middle of the road, Mrs. Glover and her daughter fighting with her, and Mr. Glover kneeling on her chest—I saw Mrs. Blanch put her hands together, and heard her say, "Amelia, for God's sake come away or I shall drop dead," and she dragged her by her clothes—at that time Glover's daughter was kicking Prosser, while she was down—I saw Prosser taken into the beer-thop—I know Mrs. Clarke, I did not see her there after that; I saw her against her own gate before, I did not see the deceased in Mrs. Clarke's arms—I did not see Prosser strike the deceased at all, or hear her use any bad language—I did not hear Mrs. Blanch say, "Give it to the b—," or words to that effect, I heard Glover's daughter say, "I have kicked her in the b—guts, and in the jaw"—I know the Daniels—I did not see them there until it was nearly ended, and then I only saw the boy—I saw him come up to his own door with a truck-load of furniture when the matter was nearly ended.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you a friend of Mrs. Blanch's.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I Was subpoenaed here, I never knew the Blanch's till this occurrence—I live directly opposite the Glover's—I did not see Mrs. Clarke there at the end of it, I saw her at her own gate at the beginning—I did not see Mrs. Glover go into her own house—I was standing at my gate—there were not</p>
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<p>more than a dozen people there, I should imagine; I could hear everything that passed, from my own gate—I heard Mrs. Blanch say, "For God's sake, send for my servant," and my little boy fetched her—I saw Prosser come—Mr. Glover was going to strike Mr. Blanch, but struck Mrs. Blanch instead, just by the side of the face, slightly, and Prosser put up her hand to defend her—she did not strike at all—I never saw Mrs. Glover struck by anybody; I was very much surprised to hear of her death next morning—I saw them fall twice, once in the road, and once on the pavement.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When Prosser was on the ground and Glover upon her, where was Mrs. Glover?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She had hold of Prosser by the hair of her head, with her hair twisted—Prosser was lying down then, and Mrs. Glover was standing and leaning forward with the girl's hair twisted in her hands.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose you heard that Prosser was taken up for manslaughter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not go before the Magistrate to give evidence—I did not hear of it till two days after.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-165" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WILLINGALE</persName> </hi>. I am twelve years old—I was in Devonshire Street when this took place, playing with the boy Glover—I saw Mr. Glover come out of his house and strike Mrs. Blanch—I saw Prosser come out—I went and fetched her, Mrs. Blanch told me—I saw Mr. Glover roll her in the mud—after Prosser got up Mrs. Glover caught hold of the hair of her head, and Mr. Glover knelt on her chest—I saw the daughter in the road—they all went down together in the road, Mr. and Mrs. Glover, Miss Glover, and Prosser—Mrs. Blanch did not strike the deceased at all; or use any bad language, or say, "Go it,
<hi rend="italic">Mill</hi>, give it her."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you hear her say, "Give it to her, Amelia?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—she said, "For God sake, come away, Amelia, or I shall drop dead!" my mother is not intimate with Mrs. Blanch, the does not know her, I know her—Mrs. Blanch asked me to come here the other day—she said, "If I take you before some gentlemen, can you speak?"—nothing else—I don't know what I am to get for coming here—I don't know how she came to bring me here—I had spoken to her before, when her boy and me fought together—she came over to our house—I did not go and tell her that I could come—some lady did—I did not see the boy Daniels that night, or Mr. Daniels, I saw Mrs. Clarke at her own gate—I saw Mrs. Glover leaning on Mrs. Clarke's shoulder, just as she was going into her house—I saw Prosser near her at that time—she did not do anything to her—Mr. Glover had got Prosser down—Mrs. Glover was dragging Prosser into the beer-shop at the time Mrs. Glover was resting on Mrs. Clarke's shoulder.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-339-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690301-339-offence-1 t18690301-name-169"/>Lewis Calisher</persName>, and stealing two coffee-pots and other articles.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-339-18690301 t18690301-339-punishment-31"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690301-340-offence-1 t18690301-name-171"/>William Dennis</persName> with intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DENNIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, High Street, Shadwell, and am an ostler—I work for Mr. Austin—the prisoner in in his employ, to do odd jobs—on the 9th February he was discharged in consequence of a little bit of a bother between us—he had thrown a shovel at me—next day I was in Mr. Peacock's shop, next door—the prisoner came in and said, "Have you been for a policeman?"—I said, "Yes, I have; what is that to do with you?"—he then struck me with a knife on the side of the ear—I caught hold of his hand—he struggled to get away—he threw the knife away and struck me several times with his fist—I bled very much from the blow with the knife—I went to the doctor—I gave the prisoner into custody directly, then and there—I did not know I was stabbed till I saw the blood running down my neck—I saw the knife that he struck me with.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-173" type="given" value="ADOLPH"/>ADOLPH DREZLING</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, High Street, Shadwell—on this night I was at Mr. Austin's—I saw the prisoner run after the prosecutor and hit him with a knife behind his left ear—this is the knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I had seen it in his possession—he had been trying to hit me with it before I saw blood on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-174" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCKINNON</persName> </hi>. I live at 206, High Street, Shadwell—on the 10th February I saw the prisoner hit Dennis two or three times—I saw him throw a knife away, and I picked it up—I think this is it—I gave it to a boy, who gave it to Mr. Peacock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-175" type="surname" value="PEACOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-175" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PEACOCK</persName> </hi>. I live at 31, High Street, Shadwell—I received this knife from a lad, and gave it to the sergeant—I can't say who the lad was—I saw the prisoner strike Dennis just as he left the threshhold of my door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-176" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL ROSS</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police—on the 10th February I saw the prosecutor at the station—I examined his head and found an incised wound on the left side, about an inch in length, about two inches behind the ear—it touched the bone—it was not a dangerous wound—it would have been if it had not touched the bone—it may have been inflicted by this knife—he is well now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman R</hi> 47). I received the knife from Mr. Peacock—it was wet with blood—it was shown to the prisoner at the station, and he said to the prosecutor, "Six months you shall have for this"—the pri
<lb/>soner's thumb was out—I asked him how he came with that, he said it was done by a coalwhipper, who took the knife away from him, previous to this transaction.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-178" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH DEATH</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman R</hi> 151). I took the prisoner—I said I should take him for cutting and wounding Dennis—he made no answer—at the station he said to Dennis, "You will rue this, if it is for six months"—he said, "I did not use the knife, it does not belong to me, a coalwhipper took mine away before"—the prisoner was under the influence of liquor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "The boy says he does not believe the knife is the one that was picked up."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-179" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL FOLBY</persName> </hi>. I am a coalwhipper, and live in Union Street, Stratford—I tried to take the knife away from the prisoner on the 10th February, but I did not do it—I was not with him at all—I was coming out of a public-house and saw him with the knife In his hand, and I tried to take it away from him—I thought it was not safe in his hands.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-340-18690301 t18690301-340-punishment-32"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY HINDER</hi> (30)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JONES</hi> (23)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MOODY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690301-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690301-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-184" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MACKIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Little Russell Square, Bloomsbury, and I work for Messrs. Eyre & Spottiswoode, of New Street—on 4th February, a little before 7, I was sitting on the step of the office, looking after a van—I saw the three prisoners—they came up, and looked in the doorway—I then saw Wilbutt go in and take a form of type out, and go round New Street with it—the other two prisoners went with him—Wilbutt came back again—he went to the game place again, and took another one out—Jones met him by a coffee-shop, and said, "Come along, make haste," and lifted the form on his shoulder.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilbutt.</hi> Where were you sitting?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Nearly opposite the turning you took the forms from—the ran was in the road, even with the door where I was sitting—the van was as wide as the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones.</hi> I never saw the two prisoners on that day; he never saw me talking to them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know him at the police station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I gave the detective his description before I identified him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-185" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WELLS</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Hornsey Road, and work for Eyre & Spottiswoode—on 4th February I was in New Street, about 6.45, and saw Wilbutt dragging a form along the pathway—when he got to the Northumberland coffee-shop, Jones came up to him and said, "Come along, make haste," and lifted the form on his shoulder—he went down as far as New Street then, and there I saw another form against the wall—Hinder was standing at the side of it—Wilbutt put the form he was carrying down by the other one—they then left the two forms in the charge of Hinder—Jones and Wilbutt went towards the place where they had taken the forms from—I saw a gentleman looking about—he said some forms had been stolen, and I informed the police, and saw Wilbutt taken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-186" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BARKER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 419). On theevening of 4th February, and a little before 7, the last witness spoke to me—I turned round and saw Wilbutt running from the corner of New Street Hill—I chased him, and caught him in Shoe Lane, opposite Robin Hood Court—I took him back to the corner of New Street Hill, and there I saw the two forms against the wall—I sent for Messrs. Spottiswoode's foreman, Mr. Paul, and showed him the forms, and he identified them as their property—Wilbutt said he knew nothing of the robbery—I asked him what he ran for, and he said, "Because you ran."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690301-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690301-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-187" type="surname" value="PAUL"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-187" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PAUL</persName> </hi>. I am storekeeper to Messrs. Eyre & Spottiswoode—on this evening I was taken by the constable to New Street Hill, and shown two forms of type there, against the wall—they were the property of my em
<lb/>ployers—they had been taken from a passage of one of our offices—they are worth about 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—they had just been printed off and brought out of the machine room—each form weighs rather over 100 lbs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690301-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690301-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-188" type="surname" value="HANN"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-188" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HANN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>, 549). On the morning of 12th February I was in Crosby Row, Borough, with Hawkins, another constable—I saw Jones there—I told him I should take him into custody for being concerned with two others in stealing two forms of type from Messrs. Spottiswoode's, on 4th February—he said "Very well"—I took him to the station—I took Hinder</p>
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<p>on the 8th, in Chancery Lane—I told him the charge, he said he did not know anything about the stealing of them, but he knew who did do it; he asked if there was anyone in custody—I told him that a man named Wilbutt was—he said he did not know him by the name of Wilbutt, he knew him as
<hi rend="italic">Black Bill</hi>—I took him to the station, and he said there were two forms of type taken about a fortnight previous to these two, and one on the Tuesday or Wednesday previous, and he would take me and show me where the metal was sold—he took me to Bartholomew Close and showed me the place, and said, "They gave three half-pence a pound for it"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Wilbutt</hi>: "All I can say is, seeing a chimney on fire at the corner, I ran and fetched the turncock."
<hi rend="italic">Hinder</hi>: "I am not guilty." And
<hi rend="italic">Jones</hi>: "I don't know the other two prisoners."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILBUTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. **
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction on</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd October</hi>, 1866—
<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HINDER</hi>,*
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction, on</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st March</hi>, 1867—
<hi rend="italic">Two Years' Imprisonment.</hi> And
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction, on</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st June</hi>, 1868—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-341-18690301 t18690301-341-punishment-33"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY BAKER</hi> (18)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES WILKINSON</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690301-342-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-342-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-191" type="surname" value="TEMPLE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690301-342-offence-1 t18690301-name-191"/>Isaac Temple</persName>, and stealing eighteen pairs of boots, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690301-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690301-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-192" type="surname" value="TEMPLE"/>
<interp inst="t18690301-name-192" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC TEMPLE</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Cheshire Street, Bethnal Green, and am a shoe-maker—on 8th February I saw my place safe about 12.30 at night—I was aroused about 2.30 or 2.45—on going down stairs I missed eighteen pairs of boots and shoes from the window, worth about 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the shutters had been forced open, and the window shoved up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-193" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WOOD</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Abbey Street, Bethnal Green—on the morning of 8th February, about 2.30, I was coming round the corner of Abbey Street into Cheshire Street—I saw the two prisoners at the window of Mr. Temple's shop—Baker was taking the shoes out, and handing them to Wilkinson—they ran away, and I ran after them—Wilkinson ran down a court, and Baker ran down the road—I followed Baker first, because Wilkinson could not get down the court, as there was no thoroughfare—I nearly got hold of Baker, when he turned round and threw the shoes at me when I was close to him—I could not catch him then, and I went back to the court and stood in the road—I called "Police?"—Wilkinson came down the court, came towards me, and said, "What is all this about?"—I said, "I think someone has been breaking in over there, and one has gone down there"—he walked across the road, and I followed him—he stooped down and said, "Holloa, he has got him"—I caught hold of him and said, "I have got you, there were two of you, and you were one of them"—a policeman came up with Baker—I went down the court with the officer and found some shoes at the bottom, seme in a dust-bin, and some outside—they were taken across to Mr. Temple's shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-194" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CUFF</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 148). About 2.45 on this morning I saw the prisoner in front of Mr. Temple's shop—the shutters and windows were open—Baker was taking out the boots, and handing them to Wilkinson—they crossed over the road to Winchester Crescent—I ran through Cheshire Court into Winchester street—Baker came running towards me—as soon as he saw me he stepped and ran back—I caught him, and asked him what he</p>
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<p>was running for—he said, "Nothing"—he had four or five pairs of boot a in his hand—I took him to the station—I saw Wilkinson held by the last witness—I went and woke Mr. Temple up and showed him the boots, and he identified them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690301-name-195" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JEFFRIES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 211). I saw Wilkinson and Mr. Wood together—I took Wilkinson into custody—I went down the court and found the boots in the dust-bin at the bottom—I took the boots to Mr. Temple's shop, and he identified them—he had them back at the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">They also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted; Baker, on</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th December</hi>, 1867,
<hi rend="italic">and Wilkinson, on</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th of May</hi>, 1866.</p>
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