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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>J. C. LAWRENCE, MAYOR.</p>
<p>SIXTH SESSION, HELD APRIL 5TH, 1869.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED, BY</p>
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>BUTTERWORTHS, 7, FLEET STREET,</p>
<p>Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 5th, 1869, and following days,</p>
<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">JAMES HANNEN</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD BALIOL. BRETT</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas;
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SIDNEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARREN STORMES HALE</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNET</hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-5" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-6" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH CAUSTON</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLES OWDEN</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18690405-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 KERB</hi>, Esq., L. L. D., Judge of the Sheriff's Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND COTTON</hi>, Esq., Alderman</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WILLIAM COOKWORTHY HUTTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALEXANDER CROSLEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-8" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SLEE</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">J. C. LAWRENCE, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two starts</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 305
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 155
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 1
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<p>374.
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-374-18690405 t18690405-374-punishment-8"/>Penal Servitude for Life</rs>.</hi> And</rs>
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<lb/>ing a receipt for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">There were six other indictments against the prisoner—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>376.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-27" type="given" value="ROBERT ALEXANDER"/>ROBERT ALEXANDER GREEN</persName> </hi>. I live in East Street, City Road—on 19th March, about 8 o'clock, the prisoner came into my shop for change for a shilling—I gave her two sixpences—Waynforth then came in—I looked at the shilling, it was good.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never was in your shop.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I pointed you out in the cell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-28" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN BROWN</persName> </hi>. On 19th March, Davis came to my shop in East Street, about 8 o'clock, and another woman at the same time, who I cannot swear to, but whether they were together I cannot say—she asked for 1lb. of beef, but I had none, and Davis for 1lb. of cheese—she put a half-crown down—I was going to give her change for it, when Mr. Waynforth came in and took it—he gave me part and took the rest, and took Davis away—I gave the part of the half-crown to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-29" type="surname" value="STAGG"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-29" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STAGG</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N R</hi> 11). I took Davis, and received this portion of a half-crown—Mrs. Brown gave me this other part (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—a good six pence and 3
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-30" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ABGENT</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, of Upper North Street, Bethnal Green—that is about a mile from East Street, Hoxton—on 19th March, my wife served the prisoner with three halfpennyworth of cheese, and 1lb, of bread, which came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I was standing by, and my wife handed me a florin which the prisoner put down—I took it to Mr. Harris, next door, to test it—he broke it, and I returned and asked the prisoner if she was aware that it was bad—she said, "No"—I asked her name and address—she said she had no home—I gave her in charge, with the pieces.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-31" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SABEY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 92). I took the prisoner—she said she was an unfortunate girl, and received the florin from a gentleman up towards the Park, and did not know it was bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-32" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this florin and these two pieces of a half-crown are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was not aware it was bad, A gentleman gave it to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-376-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">She was further charged with having been convicted of a like offence in May</hi>, 1868,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Ellen Smith, to which she</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>377.
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted, with
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-35" type="given" value="HENRY WAYNFORTH, ROBERT ALEXANDER GREEN, ANN BROWN, GEORGE"/>HENRY WAYNFORTH, ROBERT ALEXANDER GREEN, ANN BROWN, GEORGE STAGG</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM WEBSTER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">repeated their former evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Davis's Defence.</hi> I am an unfortunate girl. I had the money given me by a gentleman. This prisoner is a perfect stranger to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GILMORE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>378.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WILSON</hi> (61)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-37" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-37" type="surname" value="MARTELL"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-37" type="given" value="HENRY PLYER"/>HENRY PLYER MARTELL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Sir Isaac Newton, Union Street, Middlesex Hospital—on the afternoon of 8th March I was in my bar par
<lb/>lour, and saw the prisoner and another man in the bar, and saw them pass something to Susan Bull, the barmaid, who put it in the their—the other man then snatched it from her, and gave her 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she came and spoke to me—I allowed them to leave, and then followed them for three-quarters of an hour—they evidently saw me come out, they were talking together, and kept looking at me—I saw something pass between them—they separated, and I lost sight of them—one went down Regent Street, and one towards Portland Place, and in a few minutes they joined again in Princes Street—I told a constable, who took the pair of them by the collar—the taller man put something into his mouth, and the constable siezed him by his throat and tried to get it out—they were both taken, and remanded till Thursday, and then discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You never saw the coin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-38" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN BULL</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid to Mr. Martell—on 8th March, I served the prisoner and another man with a half-quartern of gin—the other man gave me a shilling—I tried it; it was bad—he snatched it from my hand, and gave me 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—they both drank of the gin—I told my master, and he followed them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How did you try it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In a trier, and nearly</p>
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<p>broke a piece out of it—I said, "It is bad," and the other man said, "Oh, is it"—he did not say, "It is a good coin, give it to me back."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-39" type="surname" value="WEEKES"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-39" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WEEKES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C R</hi> 50). On 8th March I was on duty at Oxford Circus, and Mr. Martell pointed out the prisoner and another man—I took them in custody—the other, man put his hand in his pocket, and put something like a white coin into his mouth—I siezed him by the throat, but he swallowed it—I took them both to the station—the prisoner gave his name Henry Thompson—the other man pulled out a florin, a half-crown, and a sixpence, all good, and said, "This is all I have got"—I had not, at that time, told them the charge—they were both together then—they were remanded, and discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-40" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-40" type="surname" value="CROFTS"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-40" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE CROFTS</persName> </hi>. I keep a confectioner's shop, in Russell Street—on 15th March I served the prisoner with two buns, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a bad half-crown—I bit it, and found it very soft—I gave it back, and he gave me a penny and two halfpence, and left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-41" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-41" type="surname" value="GARCKA"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-41" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH GARCKA</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Frederick Garcka, a tobacconist, of 31, Hastings Street, Burton Crescent—on 18th March I served the prisoner with half-an-ounce of common shag—he put down a good half-crown, and I gave him a shilling, two sixpences, four pence, and a halfpenny—he then asked me for some cakes, pointing to them on a shelf behind me, and while I was getting one, he put down and took up some money on the counter—I saw that he had put down a bad shilling—he then said that he did not want the change or the cakes, he would give me change, and would I give him back his half-crown—I said "No," and picked up the change, and called for assistance—my next door neighbour came and held him, and a child fetched a constable—he fought to get away, but did not say anything gave the bad money to the policeman—I saw him at the station put
<lb/>ting—I two pieces of money into his mouth, and with the assistance of another constable I took them out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he pay you in copper?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he said at Bow Street that he did—he put a bad shilling down and picked up my good one—the money in the till was all good—I took the money I gave him from there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-42" type="surname" value="WEBB"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-42" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WEBB</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 110). I took the prisoner, he was charged with passing a bad shilling, but said nothing—I took him to the station, and Mrs. Garcka followed and gave me this shilling—my attention was called to his putting something into his mouth, and I got two shillings from his mouth, both good—I searched him, and found four half-crowns, two florins, two shillings, and three halfpence, all good.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not be say that the shilling he gave to Mrs. Garcka was good, and the shilling be took up was one which she had given him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-378-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-43" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted of feloniously uttering counterfeit coin in October</hi>, 1864,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to Five Years' Penal Servitude, to which he</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690405-378-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-378-18690405 t18690405-378-punishment-12"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>379.
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<interp inst="def1-379-18690405" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GUYTON</hi> (23)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18690405-379-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-45" type="surname" value="HARPER"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-45" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HARPER</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">This witness not understanding the nature of an oath, was not examined.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-46" type="surname" value="DUNN"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-46" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD DUNN</persName> </hi>. I am barman to Mr. Dunnett, of the Luke's Head, Little Poulteney Street—on 24th February the little boy, Harper, came in for a half-quartern of sherry, and I gave it to him in this bottle—he gave me a bad half-crown—I bent it—I knew the boy, and asked him who sent him—he said, "A man standing at the corner of the street"—I gave the coin to my master, and by his direction gave the boy the change—he went out at one door, and my master at the other.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-47" type="surname" value="DUNNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DUNNETT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Luke's Head—on 24th February Dunn called me, and I saw the child Harper at the bar—Dunn gave me a bad half-crown—I told him to give the boy a half-quartern of sherry, and put 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in paper, and detained him while I went down the street—I went and waited till the child came down and handed the prisoner this bottle of sherry and the change—I was only two or three yards off, and heard the prisoner say, "It's all right"—I said, "Yes, and you are all right"—I took him by the collar; he said, "Do not handle me very roughly, I will go quiet"—I said, "Yes, I know you will"—I took him back to my house, and gave him into custody, with this half-crown and the bottle—Harper's parents are hard-working people, living next door to me—the child came every day for their beer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-48" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-48" type="surname" value="BATTIE"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-48" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN BATTIE</persName> </hi>. My husband is a boot maker, of Crown Court, thirty or forty yards from Mr. Dunnett's—on 24th February I was in my shop, and saw the prisoner beckon to the child, who was playing in the street, and give him something like money—he turned the corner into Poulteney Street, talking to the child—I then lost sight of them—a few minutes afterwards I saw the prisoner in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-49" type="surname" value="ELAM"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-49" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ELAM</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 76). On 24th February the prisoner was given into my custody, with this half-crown, and he said "I took the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and the bottle from the boy, but I did not give him the half-crown, and I never saw him before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-50" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that he did not deny sending the boy, but did not know that the half-crown was bad.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-379-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-379-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690405-379-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-379-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-379-18690405 t18690405-379-punishment-13"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>380.
<persName id="def1-380-18690405" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-380-18690405" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-380-18690405" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-380-18690405" type="surname" value="RICE"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK RICE</hi> (22)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18690405-380-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-52" type="surname" value="DRAKE"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-52" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DRAKE</persName> </hi>. I am shop boy to a grocer at 44, Judd Street—on 15th March, between 8 and 9 o'clock at night, the boy Brown came in for 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of postage stamps, and gave me a florin—I put it in the till, and gave him change—the till was empty—ho went out and came back in two or three minutes, and asked for one ounce of 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. tea, which came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he tendered a florin—I found it was bad, and went to the till and found the other was bad, too—I told the governor, and gave him the coins—he went to the station with him—he is not here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-53" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-53" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am ten years old—on 15th March, between 8 and 9 o'clock in the evening, I was in Judd Street, and the prisoner asked me if I would go and get 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of stamps—he told me where to go, and gave me a florin—I went to the shop where Drake was, got the stamps, paid with the florin, and took the change and the stamps to the prisoner, who was waiting in the street—he then asked me to get him an ounce of tea at the same shop, and he would give me a penny—he gave me another</p>
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<p>florin—I went, and they tried the florin, and it was bad—I went out and looked for the prisoner, but he was gone—I was in the shop about twenty minutes—the second time there were no other people to be served, but Drake kept me waiting while he went to his master—they let me go, and a lad went with me to the station—next morning I saw the prisoner going into a beer-shop, near Judd Street—I spoke to a constable, who went in with me and took the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-54" type="surname" value="MAYNARD"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MAYNARD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 103). On 16th March I was on duty in Cromer Street, and went with Brown to a beer-shop, 18, Tonbridge Street—he pointed out the prisoner among half a dozen persons in the bar—I told him the charge—he said, "I know nothing about it"—he after
<lb/>wards said that he was no nearer Judd Street than the beer-shop—I found on him 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. good money—Mr. Ethel, the grocer, gave me these two florins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—Drake marked them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Did not I say when you took me that I was not in Judd Street, and the boy must be mistaken.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-55" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was not in Judd Street, I was in a beer-shop from 7 to 10, and have a witness to prove it. I went to the back twice, but I did not go out till 10 at night. Bad money is a thing I never had in my possession.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-56" type="surname" value="FOLKES"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-56" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FOLKES</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 5, James Street, Euston Road—I only know the prisoner by seeing him at a house I go to sometimes—I saw him three weeks ago this evening, at the Bricklayer's Arms, Tonbridge Street, Euston Road, from 7 to 10 o'clock—I remained there till 11—I was there on business—he wished me good night and left—I was not in his company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far is the Bricklayer's Arms from Judd Street, is not it within two minutes' walk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> If you go the back streets there are three turnings—it would take me more than two minutes—the prisoner might go in three or four minutes—I am certain he was never absent ten minutes till he went away for good—he might have gone to the back of the house, but not for more than five minutes—I did not lose sight of him for five minutes, that I am aware of—I never missed him, he was there whenever I was looking round—I was standing the whole three hours in front of the bar, talking to a gentleman—there was nobody between me and the prisoner—I did not keep my eyes on him the whole time, but I turned them on him at intervals—I was talking to Mr. Brown about business, about dogs, we are both in that way of business—there were only three or four people in the house, and the prisoner was conspicuous by my side—he stood there three hours, smoking his pipe—he had no companion—Brown is not here—he and I had three or four pints of beer—the person who keeps the bar is not here, she could tell you whether the prisoner was there—the prisoner's father went to the house to ask who was there—Mrs. Wyman represented that I was there, and he came and asked me if I would come and speak for his son—Brown lives at Thornhill Street, Caledonian Road, rather more than half-a-mile from the public-house—the prisoner lives in Wood Street, about two minutes' walk from the house, but I did not know that till his father came—nobody came in but some jug customers, who did not stop—I had no reason for watching the prisoner—for aught I know he may have gone out at the back door for</p>
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<p>five minutes and come back—I am prepared to swear that there is a jug trade at that house—very respectable people come there—Mr. Wyman has been in business eight years without a single complaint—he was before that at Chapel Street, Somers Town, and left because the house was condemned, being in a bad state—I never heard of any bad conduct there—he was not deprived of his license—I go from house to house with dogs, and am at bird catching all the summer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-380-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690405-380-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-380-18690405 t18690405-380-punishment-14"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>381.
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<interp inst="def1-381-18690405" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-381-18690405" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def1-381-18690405" type="surname" value="GREGORY"/>
<interp inst="def1-381-18690405" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CAROLINE GREGORY</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18690405-381-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18690405-381-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690405-381-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690405-381-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-381-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. to a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18690405-381-punishment-15" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18690405-381-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-381-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-381-18690405 t18690405-381-punishment-15"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>382.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL BENJAMIN</hi> (35)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18690405-382-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/> for that he being a member of a co-partnership between himself and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690405-382-offence-1 t18690405-name-59"/>Harris Samuel Cohen</persName> feloniously did steal 97
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. belonging to the co-partnership.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Stealing 76
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Third Count</hi>—Stealing 96
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> for embezzling the said sums.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT SLEIGH</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BBSLET</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-60" type="surname" value="HAIGH"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAIGH</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, at 13, King Street, Cheapside—I was acting as solicitor for Mr. Cohen and the defendant in the matter of their partnership—I saw the defendant and Cohen execute this deed (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they both called upon me and gave me instructions to prepare it, on the terms stated in it—before its execution Benjamin required some little time to see as to the connexion of Cohen, and he subsequently called and expressed his satisfaction; the deed was then executed in duplicate—some short time after, Benjamin called upon me alone and represented that the connexion of Cohen was perfectly satisfactory to him and that they were doing very well indeed, that, in fact, they had scarcely touched the capital, having been enabled by the discounting of Cohen's customer's bills to con
<lb/>tinue their trading—by the sixth paragraph of the deed a capital of 2000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was to be provided—Benjamin was to bring in 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the stock-in-rade, fixtures, and good-will, contained in a statement marked A, was to be esti
<lb/>mated as the 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to be brought in by Cohen—I did not see the statement marked A—I asked for it at the time of the execution of the deed, and I was told by both that it had been left at their warehouse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Whose solicitor were you in the first instance, before this deed was executed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had acted for both—I think I knew Benjamin first—I had known him, I should think, two years, and Cohen fifteen or eighteen months, it was at the period of his bankruptcy—he called on me to represent him in his bankruptcy and I had been previously con
<lb/>cerned for Benjamin in the matter of his bankruptcy—Cohen's bankruptcy was about fifteen months ago—I am not able to tell whether he paid 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the pound, the proceedings are in Court—to the best of my recollection he was carrying on business on his own account, but I am not sure of that—I do not know that he had previously made a composition with his cre
<lb/>ditors of 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the pound—I did not hear Cohen represent verbally what the value of his stock was previously to my drawing up the deed of partner
<lb/>ship—I was made acquainted with the state of Cohen's circumstances, that</p>
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<p>his debts would amount to about the same as his assets, and that Benjamin was investing his money on the one hand and Cohen his connexion and good-will on the other—Benjamin represented that he could not trade in his own name and that Cohen's business was the business he wanted, he finding the capital and Cohen the connexion—I did not understand that the 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was to be procured by Benjamin from his friends—I undertook that he had the money in hand—I do not know that a member of my family introduced them to each other—I think Mr. High, sen., was known to Mr. Cohen for the same period as myself—he is not here—I should say Cohen was not indebted to him for some considerable amount—my father was simply an agent, Cohen was indebted to his principals, some Yorkshire people.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METTCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say you have known Cohen in business about fifteen months before the partnership?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think about that period—I can't say that he was then carrying on a fair, substantial business; I under
<lb/>stood the only thing he required was capital, that he was doing a good business, he was pinched for want of means—I did not see the stock at all—Benjamin was baukrupt about the same period as Cohen, fifteen or eighteen months ago—I understood he could not carry on trade in his own name owing to the bad odour attached to the name of Benjamin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-61" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-61" type="surname" value="COHEN"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-61" type="given" value="HARRIS SAMUEL"/>HARRIS SAMUEL COHEN</persName> </hi>. I lived at 22, Union Street, Spitalfields, at the time in question; I do not now—I carried on business as a woollen ware-houseman since October, 1867, not in Union Street, but at the West End—I have been in the trade twelve years—I think I went to Union Street, about August, 1868—I had been bankrupt about two years before that, I then handed over 950
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of property for 1100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and got my discharge—I never paid 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the pound—six years ago, I was in partnership in Regent Street, and we paid 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the pound; that was through my putting my hand to accommodation paper for other persons—I had got quite out of my difficulties, and was carrying on this business with success—I entered into this partnership in September, 1863, with Benjamin, he was introduced to me by his brother-in-law—a statement was prepared before the deed was executed, it was written by me, and checked off by the prisoner, and handed over to him—we went through the stock and books; that paper contained a true statement of my affairs at that time—this is a copy of it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) here are two papers, one is the statement checked off at the time; and the other was made at the time we went through the stock and marked it down—(
<hi rend="italic">William Henry Randoll proved the service of a notice on the defendant and his attorney, to produce this and certain other documents in his possession.</hi>)—This is a copy of the summary which he had—the stock and fixtures amount to 425
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and debts 170
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., total 595
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; then there is rent and taxes paid in advance, making a total of 607
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. assets, and on the other side, there is a list of creditors amounting to 672
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., there is 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to be deducted, making 652
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—when the prisoner returned the paper, it had this memo
<lb/>random on it, "The above is the statement mentioned in the partnership deed, clause 6; the difference between this amount of 562
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I undertake to make good out of my share of the partnership profits, within two years from this date."—Two or three days before the deed was signed, we went through the stock, and this other paper represents it, it is 363
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—there was 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the bank the day previous to his joining—he only paid in one sum of 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the time the deed was executed, and I never heard until we got to the Police Court that he had paid in any more</p>
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<p>money—there is an entry of another 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but whether paid or not, I can—not tell; it might arise from shipping transactions—we continued to carry on the business till 7th December, 1868—I went about and took orders, and also bought goods—the prisoner did nothing except in the counting house—he attended to the business in town, and made inquiries—the week before 7th December I went to Yorkshire at the prisoner's request, to buy goods at Leeds, Huddersfield, and the cloth districts—I gave orders for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of goods, most of them were sent—on 7th December, I went on one of my rounds to Colchester, Cambridge and Oxford—when I left, the stock on the premised was, I should say, over 2000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—when I got to Cambridge, I got this telegram—(
<hi rend="italic">the original wet produced by Robert Melbee</hi>)—this is the prisoner's writing—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "10th December, 1868. I have seen the solicitor and arranged satisfactorily. Mr. L's order is sent, waiting for more orders from you")—I had sent a letter to the prisoner previous to that—I have not seen it since—there was a bill of Marling & Co., becoming due on 4th December, while I was on the Yorkshire journey, and the telegram refers to that—I don't know what the allusion to Mr. L. means, I know nothing of any such order—I never authorised the prisoner to dispose of the stock, or draw out the money, nor did I know anything at all about it—I returned to London late on Friday night, the 11th, accidentally; I was not to return till the week after—I had instructions from the prisoner to go on to Bristol—I got to our place of business after 7 or 8 o'clock—it was closed—the prisoner lived on the premises—I did not find him there—I went again between 8 and 9 o'clock next morning, and found the door closed, and a bill on the shop door; this is it—"Re-open on Monday morning, at 8 o'clock, as usual"—I tore it off in a passion—it has been pasted together since—some gentlemen of our religion close on Saturday, we did not, ours was a different class of trade, wholesale—we had never closed before on Saturday, except on the day of atonement—I got into the warehouse through the next door, got through the window, and broke the door open, and I found the place nearly cleared out—there was only between 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of stock left—I then went to Mr. Lewis—I afterwards went back to the warehouse, and stayed there three or four hours, till about 3 o'clock—the prisoner then drove up in a Hansom—when he came in he was stunned to see me—he said, "Holloa! when did you come back?"—I said, "When did I come back! you see me now; what have you done with the goods?"—he said, "What goods?"—I said, "What goods? you have drawn all the money from the bank"—he said, "Who told you?"—I said, "Never mind who told me"—he then called me a liar—I said, "I shall charge you"—as soon as I said that, he rushed out to the cab and told the man to drive on to Bishopagate Street—I got on with him, and struggled with him, and collared the reins, and said, "Drive to the police-station"—we had a struggle for over a quarter of an hour, and I ultimately took him to the station, and gave him in custody—we kept books—they are here—I found no entry of sales in the day-book while I was away—there is some scribbling of figures in the order-book—there is no entry of cash received—at the time I started on my journey there was 538
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the bank—there was none when I came back—I did not authorise the prisoner to draw it out, except in regular trade—there were no bills out, or any large payments to be made—Marling's bill of 76
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was a debt contracted by me in my former Business, and under section 7 of the partnership deed it was to be paid out of the partnership funds—that bill was presented at the bank before I</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="186904050012"/>
<p>returned, and not paid—I paid it—these eight cheques (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are in the prisoner's writing—this one of December 9th is filled up by his brother-in-law—there is one for 97
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., drawn in favour of Cohen—I had no creditor of that name—I did not receive that money—the cheque was not drawn by my authority—here is another drawn in the name of Benjamin—the prisoner had no right to draw for himself—here is another for 76
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">t.</hi> in favour of Marling—that is the exact amount of their bill; and one in the name of Libby—there was a bill of that amount, but not coming due for three months—that bill has not been paid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you a stock book?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—there was no one employed as manager or clerk—the prisoner's brother-in-law, Benjamin Benjamin, who went by the name of Elias Brown, came as an assistant, to give his assistance for nothing—I did not know he was the prisoner's brother-in-law till after this charge—he gave his assistance from the com
<lb/>mencement; in fact, before the partnership, he looked through the books—I entered into no agreement to pay him a salary, but I signed a letter—I have not seen it since—when I gave the prisoner into custody I put a man in possession of the premises—the books and papers that were taken possession of are in Court—they are in the hands of the assignees, they took possession of everything—there were two bill books, they are here—Brown kept the books, there is no banker's book, all money received was to go into the bank—it was the prisoner's duty, or Brown's, to make entries in the books—I had nothing to do with the counting-house—the entries in these bill books are in Brown's handwriting—these entries of bills receivable were made by him at the time the partnership commenced—I gave him the particulars, and stood by while he made the entries—I did not dictate them all, I dictated to him the particulars of all bills that were coming due which I had accepted before the partnership—here is an entry of Marling's bill, for 76
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">t.</hi>; but he has made a mistake and put it in the open account, instead of the bill book—it is in Brown's writing—I have seen him here to-day—I did not tell him that Marling's bill had been settled—all the books were produced at the Police Court, not by me, they were brought by the boy, they were in the hands of the assignees—I don't know whether the bills payable book was made use of there, I was not examined about it—I could not state the particular items of which the 2000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. stock was composed, it would be impossible, it would take a week or two—the invoices are here, representing the goods, and the invoice book—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—that represents over 3000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of goods, I should say—I will venture to swear there was over 2000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of these goods came in after the partnership—I had not known the prisoner more than a week or two before we entered into partnership—I had never seen him till he was introduced by his brother-in-law—I told him before the partnership deed was executed that I had been a bankrupt; he knew it; I told him so distinctly—I did not tell him I had made a composition previously, but he knew it, I should say—my name always stood good in Yorkshire—I did not know that the dividend paid on my bankruptcy was 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the pound—I know that I handed over 950
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of property to my creditors—I can't tell what dividend was paid—Messrs. Tippett & Son were the solicitors—at the time of the partnership I banked at the National Bank, King's Cross Branch—I was not overdrawn there, I had a balance of 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I also banked at the National Provincial Bank—my account was not overdrawn there—I changed my bank for my own convenience—I did bank</p>
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<p>at the East London Bank—I transferred my account from there to the National Bank on 23rd September, for reasons—I can't tell with what amount I commenced at the National, I believe it was 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not borrow it—I got it from goods sold and accounts got in—I banked at the National Provincial for twelve months when I lived at the West End—I did not refer the defendant to the manager of that Bank, and take him there just before executing the deed—I took him to the National Bank, King's Cross, to pay his 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in—I did not previously communicate with the manager, and ask him not to let the defendant know I was overdrawn there—the prisoner went to the East London Bank without my authority, and made inquiries with reference to my account—that was a week before the partnership—I got very hot and passionate about it, and said, "You are not to make any inquiries at any bank without asking my consent," and I wrote to the manager not to allow anybody to look at my account without my consent—that was not the day before the partnership; it was a week before—I did not then state that if the defendant were to know I was overdrawn it would prevent me from receiving 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from him—if you have got the letter I will tell you—I can't recollect what occurred nine months ago—I don't think any cheque of mine had been dishonoured at that time—I had overdrawn my account with the authority of the manager to the amount of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd, but I will undertake to swear the cheque was paid on the same day—I had a bill of sale on my furniture at the time the deed was executed—the prisoner knew it before that, for he had made inquiries at the Trade Protection Office with reference to me—I swear he knew it before he paid his 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I told him—directly after the execution of the deed he sent my 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to pay off that bill of sale—he took it out of the firm's money—he had the privilege of drawing the cheques, so he had to give it to me—I had no goods in pawn at the time of the partnership—I have not been in the habit of pawning stock, not for myself—I have pawned goods at Attenborough's and Harrison's, not my stock, but from other quarters—wherever I could get a per
<lb/>centage for my trouble—I had not been pawning goods the month previous to the partnership, to meet acceptances coming due—I bad none coming due—you misunderstood, it was not for myself I pawned them—I pawned some of my father's—I had been in business with him previously—I was not with him when I made the composition—that was six years ago—I have pawned goods at Attenborough's and Harrison's, upon which I did make a profit—they were not my own goods—the only thing that I pawned of my own was a piece of cloth for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and that is now in the hands of the pawnbrokers—I told the prisoner I had been in the habit of pawning goods, at least I told his brother-in-law, and he knew all about it—at the time I gave him into custody he did not tell me that I had grossly deceived him and that he was taking the money to the Union Bank, to pat it there for safety—he said nothing of that sort till he was charged before the Magistrate, and not then till the second examination, when his solicitor said it for him—he said nothing of that sort when I gave him into custody—he did not want to give me into custody when he was at the cab, but at the station he said, "Keep him, too"—he said to the constable "Here is a partner wants to give me into custody," and he said the same thing at the station when he was charged, "I am a partner, I have the keys; he can't charge me"—he came into the passage of the warehouse before I gave him into custody, that was where he saw me and was stunned—he never went up stairs, or into any room—the</p>
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<p>constable asked me what I charged him with, and I said "Felony"—he did not say that he charged me likewise with obtaining his money by fraudu
<lb/>lently pretending I was solvent; I swear that—he did not say to me, before I went out of town, that it was a scandal for me to drag a man into difficulties and that I was 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. behindhand instead of having a surplus—he never said a single word of it—I accused him of trying to sacrifice a lot of goods, and he denied it before Mr. Alford, the creditor—I never heard that the bank refused to discount any more of our paper, until the manager told me at the police-station—the prisoner never told me so, nor did Brown—I have not brought Brown here to-day—there was no discussion between me and the prisoner as to the expediency of changing to some other bank in order that we might get discounts—I doubt that the prisoner ever paid in his other 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., because he never told me of it—I can't tell you whether a sum of 545
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid in on 9th October—if it was, I can't tell when it came from; I should say it was from shipping—I know he drew a cheque for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and another for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. about that time—there is a sum of 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd entered in the bank book—he had a pass book in his possession—the National Bank in Old Broad Street was our last bank—I don't know whether a sum of 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid in there on 6th November—he had the books in his possession and always kept his desk locked—I stated in the Bankruptcy Court that the stock that was given up amounted to 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—some goods came in afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-62" type="surname" value="FERN"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-62" type="given" value="ARTHUR WILLIAM"/>ARTHUR WILLIAM FERN</persName> </hi>. I lire at 11, Alice Road, Grove Road—I was porter to the prisoner and prosecutor from the 5th October, 1868—I used to open the warehouse—it was ordinarily opened on the Saturday, in the morning—at the time Mr. Cohen left town, about 7th December, the ware-house was very full—there was no room to put any more stock; I did not know where to put any—in consequence of the fullness of the down stain room, I had to move some stock up stairs—I remember some heavy sales being made after Mr. Cohen left town—that was the same week the shop was closed—the prisoner told me, if I was asked if any goods went out I was to say I did not know anything about it, and I should not get into any trouble—he did not give me anything at the time he said that—he had given me a pair of boots before, but he did not give them to me for anything; he said they hurt him—I remember a sale being made by the prisoner to a Mr. Samuels, on 9th December—he paid me 53
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold—I put it into the drawer, and afterwards gave it to Mr. Benjamin—he said, "You had better run down with it to the bank," and then he said, "Never mind, I will take it myself"—I recollect the notice being put on the door—I had only seen it put on on one occasion between that and the holidays—there were some pieces of goods that went to Mr. Spires, of Houndsditch, and the prisoner said to me, "You need not enter them in the delivery book, as they will pay for them."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> From time to time was the prisoner's brother-in-law, Benjamin Benjamin, there, attending to the books?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know Benjamin Benjamin—I know Mr. Brown; he was there occasionally—the shop and parlour were made into one, and occupied as a warehouse, and the front room up stairs was an office, and the back room was the packing room—the goods that were taken up stairs were some that came from Yorkshire—we could not put them anywhere else—from 5th October up to December, goods were sold from time to time and sent into the country, and occasionally some in London—Mr. Cohen was not there very often—he</p>
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<p>did the out-door part—I had nothing to do with the accounts—I think it was the week Mr. Cohen went out of town that the boots were given me—Mr. Benjamin said I looked rather shabby—I don't think Mr. Cohen was there then—it was said, in Mr. Cohen's presence, that I was to have some clothes, to make me look better—I was to pay for them—Mr. Alford, a traveller, was sometimes there—the expression about getting into trouble was used on one occasion with reference to him—I think that was about a week before Mr. Cohen went down to Yorkshire—I have been entrusted to go to the bank—I was a good deal on the premises—I never heard any conversation between Mr. Cohen and Benjamin about the bank not giving them the facilities they wanted in the way of discount, or about changing from one bank to another, in order to get bills discounted—I was not there on the Saturday afternoon when the prisoner was taken away—I came in the morning and saw the notice up, and went away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What were these goods that were given to Mr. Alford, which you were told not to enter in the delivery book?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was not Mr. Alford, it was Mr. Spires, of Houndaditch—I was to say I knew nothing about the goods going out—I think that was before Mr. Cohen left town—Mr. Alford asked me on one or two occasions where I lived, and the prisoner told me not to satisfy him, not to say anything about it, and I should not get into any trouble—that was about three days before Mr. Benjamin was taken into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-63" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-63" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am head cashier at the National Bank, Old Broad Street—I produce a cheque for 93
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. dated 9th December, 1868, drawn in favour of Libby—I produce a copy of the ledger accounts—I find a cheque for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., drawn in favour of Benjamin, paid in gold on the 9th—this cheque of Marling & Co. for 7.6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was paid with a 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, a 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and the remainder in cash—the account does not show how the cheques were paid, but the cheques do; they are endorsed—all these eight cheques are made payable to bearer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Can you tell us the exact state of the discount account at the bank?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I have not got that—the sub
<lb/>manager is here, and can give you all that information.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-64" type="surname" value="COULSON"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-64" type="given" value="JAMES EBENEZER"/>JAMES EBENEZER COULSON</persName> </hi>. I am a linen draper, in Crombie's Bow, Commercial Road—I purchased some goods of the prisoner in December last, for which I gave him this cheque for 123
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—it is a crossed cheque, payable to order—he asked me to make it open, and I put on it the words, "Pay cash"—the date appears to have been altered—I believe I altered it myself—I might have put the 11th, and it might have been paid on the 12th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose, as you are in the trade, you are a judge of cloth?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have seen the prisoner's premises—I know the size of the room where the cloth was kept—I should not think 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of goods could be put there, it was too small, a great deal—I can't remember whether I went up stairs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> A good deal would depend upon the quality and price.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were common goods—I cannot remember on what day I was there—it was three or four days before the transaction—I say, decidedly, they could not put 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of goods in the lower part of the premises—they were very small—the goods were not heaped up high, there was plenty of room for more—the shop included the back room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-65" type="surname" value="HODSON"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HODSON</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 168, Essex Road, Islington—I</p>
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<p>bought some goods of the prisoner somewhere about 8th or 9th December to the amount of 170
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I think—I was not a regular customer of the from—the prisoner called in the usual way, as a town traveller, on Monday I think the 8th December—it might have been the week before that he first called—there were two sales, I think—the first was on Monday, the 8th, and the second on the Thursday following, the 11th—I paid him in gold on the Thursday—he said he had a bill to meet that day—I gave a very good price for the goods—it was not at all a good bargain—I bought more than that last week—at the time I was looking at the cloth he said something about some gentleman passing, or about his partner—I can't recollect whit it was—it did not interest me at all—I was looking at what I was about to buy—I made him an offer for the goods on the Monday, and he came on the Wednesday evening and said I could have them, and he brought them on the Thursday morning—I went to his place and saw the goods in balk, and he said he would see his partner, and if the price I offered would do he would let me have them—he did not let me have them at my price—I advanced 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a yard on the doeskins—that would make a difference of some 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you a judge of these kind of goods?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, a very good judge—I saw the stock at their place on the Monday—it was a very small place—I should not like to give 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for what it would contain, if full, not for that class of goods—I gave a fair price—I bought a good deal better last week.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-66" type="surname" value="SOLOMON"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-66" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP SOLOMON</persName> </hi>. I live in Union Street, and am a woollen draper and job dealer—I am the prisoner's brother-in-law—on 9th December I made a purchase of him, for which I gave him this cheque for 77
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—it is payable to a number, and not to a name—that was at his request—he gave me no reason, and I did not ask—it was immaterial to me how I drew it—I draw it in any way that suits the person's convenience—I did not take a receipt for it at the time—he said he had immediate occasion for the money, and would send the receipt in the morning on a printed form, but he did not do so, circumstances prevented him—he came in to me and said "There is an opportunity of buying some goods to your advantage."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know anything about woollen goods having been pledged by Cohen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do—I hid dealings with Cohen just prior to the partnership—he came to me with a number of pawn tickets, and said, "These would be worth your while to take out, I have not the means of taking them out; there is an opening to make a very fair profit out of it"—they were all pawned in his own name—I took out something like 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth—they realized a very handsome profit, I can't say it was 190
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. exactly—I sold 140
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth to Coulson—I made an agreement with Cohen that I was to have 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a yard profit, as they were not for myself—he did not tell me why he pawned them—this was scarcely a month before the part
<lb/>nership, I should say from two to three weeks before—I bought from Cohen after the partnership—in the lot for which I gave 77
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. there were some on which I overbid myself, I should be glad to see my money back—others I am inclined to hold—I have purchased quite as cheaply of Cohen as I have of the prisoner—I have often been to their place—I went there the day previous to paying for these goods, I think it was the 8th or 9th—should be very sorry to give 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for all the goods there—up in the I front room there were only three or four very heavy pieces of a common description of serviceable stuff, which I offered money for.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-67" type="surname" value="WALTERS"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-67" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS WALTERS</persName> </hi>. I am a clothier, of Church Street, Spitalfields—on 8th December, I bought some goods of the prisoner—some I had bought about three weeks or a month previously—on the 9th I paid him 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by crossed cheque, and a banker's draft for 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he took off a discount of one-and-a-half per cent. for ready money—the cheque was returned, as he forgot to endorse it, and I gave him an open cheque—he did not say why he wanted an open cheque—I don't think he did, I can hardly remember—he might have said he had some payment to make, I really do not remember—he said the bank had refused to discount his bills, and asked me to dis
<lb/>count them for him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-68" type="surname" value="SOMERS"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-68" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SOMERS</persName> </hi>. I am an attorney, of 5, New Bridge Street, Blackfriars—I am attorney for Messrs. Marling & Co., of Stroud—I produce a bill drawn by them and accepted by Cohen & Co. for 76
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—it was due on 4th December—it is still unpaid and noted—I communicated with the firm of Cohen & Co. with reference to it—I heard nothing from them—I have never seen this cheque for 76
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. drawn in favour of Marling & Co.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This bill seems to be payable at the National Pro
<lb/>vincial Bank of England?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it is one of Cohen's own bills—the prisoner is not liable on it—when it was presented these words were written on it, "Account closed, refer to acceptor."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you have any communication with the prisoner about it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, none whatever—I applied for it immediately on its becoming due.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-69" type="surname" value="HAIGH"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAIGH</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I should imagine, from the various proofs that have been presented to the Bankruptcy Court through me, and also the claims made by the creditors, that the amount of indebtedness of Cohen & Benjamin would be between 1500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 1600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-70" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-70" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of Church Street, Arlington Square—on 11th December, I bought a small quantity of goods, amounting to 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—next day I saw the prisoner in Bishopsgate Street—he produced two bank notes for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and asked if I would go and get change for him, which I did—he did not tell me to get any particular change, but I got gold—I endorsed the notes in my own name; the prisoner did not ask me to do so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you been thirty-five yean in the business of a woollen dealer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Over that—on 9th November, I saw Cohen and Ben
<lb/>jamin together, and I negotiated then for the purchase of goods to the amount of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which I have not received—Cohen asked me how it was to be paid, whether I would give a bill for the amount, which I did, with a promise that they should take the money by instalments—I went afterwards and got goods on two occasions—I was at the warehouse on the Saturday morning, the 12th—I found the prisoner there, and I selected some goods—I saw all the goods that were there—I can't give their value exactly, but if I had had the money, I would not have minded giving 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them—I should have been very sorry to give 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if the warehouse had been full of that class of goods—if it had been full I should say 1300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. would be the utter
<lb/>most value—after looking over the goods on the Saturday, I went with Benjamin to look at a shop in the New North Road, which I was about taking, and an appointment was made for 4.30 that afternoon—before I parted with him we were against the Bank of England—there are two banks in Princes Street, which were visible from where we were, and some con
<lb/>versation took place between us in the sight of one of those banks—I did</p>
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<p>not see what became of Benjamin, he went towards one of those banks—I left him and got in an omnibus—I wrote a letter to him afterwards, and I found it on the desk when I went to the warehouse, in the presence of Cohen—I wished Cohen to open it—he said as Mr. Benjamin was in custody I could open it myself, and I did in his presence, and showed it to him—he said it was no use, I could burn it, and I did so—it referred to the appoint
<lb/>ment with Benjamin on the Saturday, at 4.30.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose you hare seen the attorney on the other side?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw him at the Court—I have not given him a statement of what I could prove.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-71" type="surname" value="BEECHY"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-71" type="given" value="JAMES WILLIAM"/>JAMES WILLIAM BEECHY</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 3, Montague Street—I took this cheque for 96
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to the bank, to be cashed, for the prisoner—I went to his place, I won't be certain whether he drew it while I was there—I did not see him write it—he asked me if I would cash it for him—I cashed it in notes—I endorsed them with my own name; he asked me to do so—I asked him the reason, and he said he was going to send them into the country—the cheque is dated December 9th—I cashed it on the day he gave it me, I did not notice the date—it was on the Friday before he was taken on the Saturday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did Mr. Cohen take you to Mr. Lewis, the attorney, for the purpose of having your evidence taken down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—as we went along we had some conversation about Benjamin; he said that he would get him five or ten years' penal servitude, and my evidence would do so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you been communicating with the solicitor for the defence?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I was subpoelignaed—I told several people what Mr. Cohen said to me—I did not ask Mr. Cohen to give me money for my evidence, nor did he tell me he could not—he said after the case was over, if I would swear I gave Benjamin the bill, I should not want for cloth to go on with my business—that was a bill of 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. that Mr. Cohen got of me, that I had no consideration for—he promised to let me have goods, as I wanted them; but after I had given him the bill, I could get no goods—I gave the bill to Mr. Cohen—he wished me to swear that I gave it to Mr. Benjamin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-72" type="surname" value="BAILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENEY"/>WILLIAM HENEY BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, and was in the service of Mr. Hill—in December the prisoner ordered an overcoat at my master's—he came on the Saturday, in a cab, and said he should want it by 6 o'clock, and if it was not done by 6 o'clock it would be of no use to him—he had ordered it before—I can't quite recollect what Saturday it was, but I believe it was about the 12th—I don't know whether it was the day he was taken into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose you have a book in which you put down your orders?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have not. I did not take the order—it was not some weeks before, it was the same week—I should not like to swear it was not in November—it was a brown beaver walking coat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-73" type="surname" value="BURROWS"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-73" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BURROWS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman R</hi> 40). I took the prisoner into custody, in Union Street, about 2 o'clock on the afternoon of the 12th—I took from him two bags, which I gave up to the inspector.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where were you when you were called?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Commercial Street—I went to Union Street and found a cab at the door—the cab driver is here to-day—the prosecutor and prisoner were both talking at the same time, and each wanted to give the other into custody—I asked</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="186904050019"/>
<p>what it was—Mr. Cohen said the prisoner had been robbing him, and he should give him into custody for felony—the prisoner said he was partner with him, and could not give him into custody, and if he did he should give him into custody—I don't remember his saying that Mr. Cohen had grossly defrauded him—when we got to the station he said that he had parted with 1200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of his money at Cohen's representation, that he had been grossly deceived by him, and he had found out that instead of being solvent he was deeply in debt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-74" type="surname" value="HUDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-74" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HUDSON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi> 14). The prisoner was brought to the station on the 12th, and the prosecutor charged him with felony—he was searched—he had a great coat on his arm and this canvas bag underneath it, which he handed to the constable, and the constable to me—altogether 733
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, was found on him, including a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, two cheques, one for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which I have here, and one for 42
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. which has since been cashed—I also found on him eight bills of exchange—he said he had put 1200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. into the firm, and wanted the prosecutor detained as well as himself—I detained him, and let the prosecutor go.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you remember his saying that Cohen had repre
<lb/>sented that there was a surplus in his business of 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to meet his 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not hear that; they were both in a very excited state and wanted to charge each other.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-75" type="surname" value="COHEN"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-75" type="given" value="HARRIS"/>HARRIS COHEN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). It is not true that I told Beech that I wanted Benjamin transported for five or ten years, or anything to that effect—I took him to Mr. Lewis—he asked me for money for his expenses before he went—I said "No."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was nothing said about penal servitude?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not a word—Wells, the cabman, was examined before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-76" type="surname" value="INGELOW"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM FREDRICK"/>WILLIAM FREDRICK INGELOW</persName> </hi>. I am sub-manager of the National Bank, Old Broad Street—I have the discount account of this firm, the first trans
<lb/>action was on 26th October, and the last on 2nd December—I told the prisoner about that time that I had as much under discount as I wished, and I refused further discount—I had 415
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., under discount at that time—that was the largest amount—it was conducted entirely through the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-77" type="surname" value="COHEN"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-77" type="given" value="HARRIS"/>HARRIS S. COHEN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). All the invoices are not contained in the statement produced, not within 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—one invoice for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of goods was found on the prisoner when he was apprehended—I cannot give distinctly the amount of sales from the time of the partnership up to 2nd December—they would amount to perhaps 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was away principally, so I could not tell—the prisoner carried invoices about with him and invoiced them on the premises where he sold the goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the facts proved in this case did not establish the offence contemplated by the statute, which was evidently intended to apply to joint-stock companies and benefit societies, not to mere simple commer
<lb/>cial co-partnerships such as this. If that were so, the counts for larceny could not be supported. As to the charge of embezzlement, the very essence of that offence was that it should be commuted by a person in the employment of another, and that the money received should never reach the masters possession.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on the same side, contended that the words of the statute, "joint beneficial owners," must have a limited signification; they were clearly intended to meet the case of a society and not of an ordinary co-partnership, otherwise upon the conviction of one partner of felony, the goods of the other might be</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">forfeited to the Crown.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">could not limit the words of the statute, he considered tiny applied at much to a partnership of which two persons were members at any other.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690405-382-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ISAAC REED</hi> (55)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HARWOOD</hi> (20)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE HAYWOOD</hi> (40)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690405-383-offence-1 t18690405-name-82"/>Alfred De Pinna</persName>, and stealing therein 15,800 feathers, his property.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count.</hi>—For feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">REED</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690405-383-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690405-383-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-383-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-383-18690405 t18690405-383-punishment-17"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAYWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690405-383-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690405-383-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-383-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-383-18690405 t18690405-383-punishment-18"/>Two Months' Imprisonment: The Police stated that she had assisted in recovering the property</rs>.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Harwood.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-83" type="given" value="ALFRED DE"/>ALFRED DE PINNA</persName> </hi>. I am an ostrich-feather manufacturer, of 49, Lower Whitecross Street—about 8.30 on Friday night, 19th February, I left my warehouse door locked and padlocked—there is a skylight at the back—that was perfectly safe at the time I left—I returned to the warehouse about 9.20 next morning—I found the skylight was broken, and feathers hanging from the glass—an opening was made large enough for a person to get in—one of the policemen got through it—I found that 178 boxes of feathers had been taken from the shelves and emptied, and were standing on the floor—the value of them was 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., we have recovered about 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-84" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HARDING</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector</hi>). Between 9 and 10 on the morning of 20th February I went to the prosecutor's premises—I found they had been entered by the skylight, and boxes and feathers were strewed about the warehouse—there is a water-pipe running up at the back, through the skylight, from Baptist's Head Court below—I found a screw-driver in the gutter, and this piece of wood with a cord attached—by putting that piece of board on the skylight a person could drop himself into the ware-house by the rope.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-85" type="surname" value="MOSS"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MOSS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Detective</hi>). About 10.30 on Saturday morning, 20th February, I received information of this robbery—about 11.30 that night I went to Gibraltar Walk, and there saw the prisoner Reed and his brother, who is not in custody, Harwood, and Andrews—on the Tuesday morning I obtained a search warrant, and went to the shop of Jane Hay
<lb/>wood, 72, Church Street, Shoreditch—before going there, I went with Obee to 6, Westhampton Street, Hoxton, where a man named Trowbridge lives—we there found 3000 feathers in the cellar—Mrs. Trowbridge made a statement to me, and I then went to Hay wood's shop, with Mitchell and Obee—I found about 150 feathers in the shop, at her place—she made a statement to me, and mentioned certain names—I took her to the station—shortly afterwards Harwood was brought in—I charged him with being concerned with others in breaking and entering Mr. De Pinna's warehouse, 49, Lower Whitecross Street, and stealing there from a large quantity of ostrich feathers—he pretended at first not to understand the charge—he was asked his name—he said, "Before I give you my name, or any particular, I want to know what the charge is"—I again told him, and he then said "I refuse to give my name and address till I get before the
<hi rend="italic">beak</hi>"—I went to 2, Charles Street, Hackney Road, where the prisoner Harwood? mother occupies a room, and there found 2990 feathers—I was directed to that</p>
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<p>house by Haywood—I afterwards went, by her direction, to 19, George Street, Hope Town, and found some more feathers, and some small pieces corresponding with others—at the house occupied by Trowbridge I found a crowbar, a centre-bit, and a screw-driver—we have not been able to apprehend him—I produce a sample of the feathers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you find any more prisoners?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two more men were taken and discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-86" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-86" type="surname" value="PINNA"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-86" type="given" value="ALFRID DE"/>ALFRID DE PINNA</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These are some of the feathers I lost—I saw the others before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-87" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-87" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL OBEE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I was with Most when he searched Trowbridge's house, and found the feathers—on Monday night, 27th February, I went with him and other officers to Church Street, Shoreditch, and saw Harwood and Trowbridge leave a beer-shop in Club Row—we followed them to 72, Church Street, the house occupied by Hay wood—Harwood went in there, and Trowbridge went into the beer-shop next door—in a few minutes Harwood came out, and went into the beer-shop—the two came out together, and I followed them to Boundary Street, where they went into a beer-shop—I saw Trowbridge come out first, with Mr. Haywood—Harwood remained inside—they stood talking outside for five or six minutes, and then went in again—I then saw Harwood, Reed, Andrews and Trowbridge come out together—they went towards Shoreditch, and were followed by constable Wines and myself—I followed them about, and at last saw them in Old Street—they all four went into a public-house there—I did not go in, but I could see through the opening of the door—I saw them give one another money, and in conversation together—I afterwards went into the next compartment—I heard one of them say "That is 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.," and another one said "No, it is 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each"—they called for some cigars, and asked for some change—I then came out and looked in, and saw the four in the same com
<lb/>partment by themselves—that was about 11.30 at night—they came out about 12 o'clock, and got into a cab—I followed them sometime and left Wines to watch them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did they see you when they were talking about this money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—there was only a glass partition between us, but I kept back so that they could not see me—I could not say who it was handled the money—I saw money—it was gold—they all had their hands out—I saw money pass from one to the other—I believe it was Reed had the money, but I could not swear it—I was not close enough to see how many coins they had in their hands.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-88" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WINES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I had a great deal of hard work on this night, and have had a paralytic stroke since—on the night of 20th February I watched the house, 14, Gibraltar Walk, with Obee and other officers—I saw a man not in custody go and peep through the window of the shop occupied by Haywood—on the following Monday, the 22nd, about 9 o'clock, I went with Obee to Church Street, and saw the prisoner Reed in the street, with Andrews and another man—Reed went into Haywood's shop with Andrews—I left them in the shop, with an officer to watch them, and went back to watch a public—house in Club Row, kept by Harwood's brother—I saw Harwood, and another man not in custody, go in the direc
<lb/>tion of Haywood's shop, followed by Obee—I remained watching the public-house—I afterwards saw Andrews and Harwood return, followed by Obee—I afterwards saw Harwood and Reed, Andrews and Trowbridge, at the bottom of Church Street, in company—they all four took a cab opposite</p>
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<p>Shoreditch Church—I and Obee ran after the cab—it set them down at the corner of Murray Street, New North Road—they all four went through several streets till they came to Westhampton Street—they went into No. 6, where Trowbridge lived, and remained there about a quarter of an hour, and then came back by the City Road to a public-house—they went into two public-houses, one close by Old Street, in Patel Street, and stopped about a quarter of an hour, and then went to the Prince of Wales, in Old Street—they all four remained there till the house closed it 12 o'clock, and came out together—Andrews, in company with a female, went into a coffee-shop close by—the other three went in the direction of Shoreditch, followed by Obee—I remained watching the coffee-shop till near 1 o'clock, and then left Andrews there having a beefsteak supper, and went to Shoreditch, where I saw Obee standing outside Hawkins' public-house—I saw Reed, Harwood, and Trowbridge inside there—they remained till nearly 1 o'clock, and then came out together, in company with a man with a cornet—they took a cab, and drove along Church Street, Shoreditch, up Bethnal Green Road, and then came back to Church Street, and took of another man in the cab—they then drove to Charles Street, stopped at No. 22 there and spoke to someone, and then drove about several street in the neighbourhood of Bethnal Green and Shoreditch—the man with the cornet was in the cab with them, playing the cornet—I heard one of them say, "Give me my b—whack, you are messing me," and the answer was, "How the b—can I pay you when I have only got 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I could not say who it was said that—they drove about the streets till nearly 3 o'clock in the morning—they got out at a coffee-shop in Kingsland Road, when I left them, and went and communicated with Sergeant Moss.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Andrews' Defence.</hi> I am quiteinnocent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANDREWS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-383-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Harwood was further charged with having been before convicted of felony, at the Clerkenwell Police Court, on 18th July, 1862, in the name of James Howard.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-89" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-89" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SMITH</persName> </hi>. I produce a certificate of the conviction (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>)—he is the man—he was sentenced tosix months' imprisonment—I knew him before, and had him constantly under my eye.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-383-18690405 t18690405-383-punishment-19"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANDREWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18690405-383-punishment-20" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18690405-383-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-383-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-383-18690405 t18690405-383-punishment-20"/>Eighteen Month' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>384.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES DAVIS</hi> (16)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES PETTIT</hi> (15)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18690405-384-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. to a
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-384-18690405 t18690405-384-punishment-21"/>Eight Months' Imprisonment</rs>.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PETTIT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-384-18690405 t18690405-384-punishment-22"/>One Month's Imprisonment</rs>, and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-384-18690405 t18690405-384-punishment-23"/>Three Years in a Reformatory</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>385.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CARLTON CHANTLER</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690405-385-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-385-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. to four indictments for forging and uttering cheques for the payment of money, with intent to defraud—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690405-386-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-386-18690405 t18690405-386-punishment-25"/>Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<p>387.
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<interp inst="def1-387-18690405" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-387-18690405" type="age" value="20"/>
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<interp inst="def1-387-18690405" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES ABRAHAMS</hi>** (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690405-387-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-387-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to stealing eighteen jackets, two dresses, and other articles, of
<persName id="t18690405-name-98" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-98" type="surname" value="COHEN"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-98" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690405-387-offence-1 t18690405-name-98"/>Isaac Cohen</persName>, in his dwelling-house, after a previous conviction in 1866—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690405-387-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-387-18690405 t18690405-387-punishment-26"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18690405-387-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-387-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18690405-388" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18690405"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-388" type="date" value="18690405"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18690405-388-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-388-18690405 t18690405-388-offence-1 t18690405-388-verdict-1"/>
<p>388.
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<interp inst="def1-388-18690405" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-388-18690405" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def1-388-18690405" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="def1-388-18690405" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN SMITH</hi> (23)</persName>
<rs id="t18690405-388-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18690405-388-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-388-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-100" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-100" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a dairyman, of 7, Dorset Place, Pall Mall—on Saturday evening, 20th March, I served the prisoner with sixpennyworth of eggs—she tendered a half-crown—I saw that it was bad, and said "This won't do here," and asked where she got it—she said that a young man gave it to her—I sent for a constable, frightened her, and let her go.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-101" type="surname" value="ROBERTS"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-101" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 239), I went to Mr. Wilson's shop, and he handed me this bad half-crown in the prisoner's presence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-102" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KING</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Pike, a tobacconist, of 338, Oxford Street—on 22nd March, about 9 o'clock, I served the prisoner with an ounce of bird's-eye—she gave me this half-crown—I put it between my teeth and bent it, sent for a constable, marked it in his presence, and gave the prisoner in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Did not I say that I did not know it was bad?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-103" type="surname" value="PINNICK"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-103" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PINNICK</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 15). I took the prisoner, and received this half-crown—I told her she would be charged with knowingly uttering a counterfeit half-crown—she said, "I am not aware of it"—two purses were found on her, one containing a good half-crown and three halfpence, and the other empty.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-104" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-104" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these half-crowns are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> A woman sent me in with the half-crown, and when I came out with the policeman she was gone. I had only seen her once before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690405-388-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690405-388-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-388-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690405-388-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-388-punishment-27" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-388-18690405 t18690405-388-punishment-27"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18690405-389" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18690405"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-389" type="date" value="18690405"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18690405-389-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-389-18690405 t18690405-389-offence-1 t18690405-389-verdict-1"/>
<p>389.
<persName id="def1-389-18690405" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-389-18690405" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-389-18690405" type="age" value="36"/>
<interp inst="def1-389-18690405" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="def1-389-18690405" type="given" value="MARY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY TAYLOR</hi> (36)</persName>, was indicted
<rs id="t18690405-389-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18690405-389-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-389-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSIAH CROFTS</hi>. I am a baker, of 55, Bernard Street—on the night of 24th March I served the prisoner with a half-quartern of flour, which came to 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she tendered a shilling—I asked her if she had not a sixpence—she said "No"—I put it in my pocket, where I had nine other shillings, and gave her a sixpence and some pence, and she left—she returned in less than 10 minutes for a half—quartern more flour—she gave me another shilling, and my suspicions were aroused—I looked the shop door and asked her if she had not a sixpence—she said no, she had given the sixpence to the boy who had gone away—I looked at the shilling and found it was bad—I then examined the shillings I had in my pocket, and found one of them was bad, and of the same date—I gave her in custody, with the coins—she said that she ought to have had the two half-quarterns at first, and that some girl outside sent her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You put the second one in your pocket.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not, it never was out of my hand till I gave it to the officer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-106" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-106" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JONES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 116). I was called and took the prisoner—Mr. Croft</p>
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<p>handed me two bad shillings—a sixpence and 2 3/3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in an old purse was given me by the female searcher, who said in the prisoner's presence, that she found them on her—there were three halfpennies among it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-107" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two shillings are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Psrisoner's Defence.</hi> A female asked me to go for the first flour, and afterwards I went back to get some for myself, and paid with a shilling out of my pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690405-389-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690405-389-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-389-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690405-389-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-389-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-389-18690405 t18690405-389-punishment-28"/>Six Months Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18690405-390-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-390-18690405 t18690405-390-offence-1 t18690405-390-verdict-1"/>
<p>390.
<persName id="def1-390-18690405" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-390-18690405" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-390-18690405" type="age" value="40"/>
<interp inst="def1-390-18690405" type="surname" value="FROST"/>
<interp inst="def1-390-18690405" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK FROST</hi> (40)</persName>, was indicted
<rs id="t18690405-390-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18690405-390-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-390-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-109" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-109" type="surname" value="BUTT"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-109" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH BUTT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Butt, of 19, Upper Thames Street, publican—on 6th March, I served the prisoner with a half-pint of beer, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a bad shilling—I told him it was bad, and he gave me a good one—he left the house, but I kept the bad one and sent for a policeman, who brought him back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-110" type="surname" value="DONOGHUE"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-110" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DONOGHUE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 438). I was in Thames Street, and saw the prisoner walking towards London Bridge and the potman running after him—I stopped him and took him back to the public-house, and he was given in my charge—I found on him half a bad shilling and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. good money—I received this bad shilling from Mrs. Butt—the prisoner said that he gave it to her, but did not know it was bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-111" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two shillings are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I picked up the bad half shilling. I received the money I bad in change, and was not aware I had a bad shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690405-390-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690405-390-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-390-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. **—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690405-390-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-390-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-390-18690405 t18690405-390-punishment-29"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18690405-391" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18690405"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-391" type="date" value="18690405"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18690405-391-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-391-18690405 t18690405-391-offence-1 t18690405-391-verdict-1"/>
<p>391.
<persName id="def1-391-18690405" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-391-18690405" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-391-18690405" type="age" value="51"/>
<interp inst="def1-391-18690405" type="surname" value="HUGHES"/>
<interp inst="def1-391-18690405" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD HUGHES</hi> (51)</persName>
<rs id="t18690405-391-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18690405-391-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-391-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, Embezzling the sums of 112
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 665
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of the
<persName id="t18690405-name-113" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-113" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690405-391-offence-1 t18690405-name-113"/>Metropolitan Board of Works</persName>, his masters.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. HUNT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-114" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-114" type="surname" value="ANDREWS"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-114" type="given" value="PALMER"/>PALMER ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the department of the Metropolitan Board of Works—I produce the minute books of the Board and of the finance committee—this is the minute book of April, 1864, containing the resolution of the prisoner's appointment: "April 15, 1864. It is resolved unanimously that Mr. Edward Hughes be appointed as accountant, at the yearly salary of 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. That he keep all necessary books of account, and devote the whole of his time and attention to the service of the Board, and furnish satisfactory security for the faithful discharge of his duties"—I prepared the minutes—I do not know whether I was actually present—from that time he continued to act as accountant till December, 1868, and by a subsequent resolution his salary was increased to 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-115" type="surname" value="DOGGETT"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-115" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND DOGGETT</persName> </hi>. I am assistant in the accountant's department, Metropolitan Board of Works—I was appointed in March, 1863—it was my duty to see that Mr. Hughes had printed copies of the minutes of the Board, and up to July, 1866, when my duty changed, he had a copy every week—this book contains the copies he had, bound up—it was kept in his room—I believe it to be his copy, but there is no mark to show it—I can swear he had a copy similar to this, and I collated it before it was bound, to see that every leaf was perfect.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-116" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-116" type="surname" value="ANDREWS"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-116" type="given" value="PALMER"/>PALMER ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">continued</hi>). On the 22nd July I find a resolution of the finance committee that the balance in the hands of the late accountant be paid to the treasurer—this report, dated 18th July, 1864, to the finance committee, in the prisoner's writing (
<hi rend="italic">This stated</hi>: "With respect to the balance of 641
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to the debit of the late accountant, I shall be prepared on Friday next to state the exact amount for which he remains liable, and the balance, I request, may be paid out of the balance due to me, as I wish to open an entirely new account")—On 21st September here is another report by the prisoner (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th July, to the finance committee, signed Edward Hughes, stating that he was in a position to rectify the cash balance of the late accountant, naming several sums for which cheques had to be drawn, and stating that he had a balance in hand of</hi> 694
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,)—The resolution upon that is: "Resolved, that the course recommended by the accountant be approved and carried out"—I remember a letter from Mr. Pollard to the prisoner, this is it—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "23rd December, 1868. Dear Sir. I am directed to inform you that, by an account prepared by the instruction of the committee, you have failed to account to the Board for a sum amounting to 1948
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. The account is enclosed for your explana
<lb/>tion, which must be sent to me within five days.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN POLLARD</hi>. "—This is a copy of the account enclosed (
<hi rend="italic">This was a debtor and creditor account, amounting on the debtor tide to</hi> 3621
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and on the creditor tide to</hi> 1673
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">showing a deficiency of</hi> 1948
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,)—This is the prisoner's reply—(
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th December</hi>, 1868,
<hi rend="italic">to John Pollard, Esq., expres
<lb/>sing his astonishment at being brought in a debtor for</hi> 1948
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and stating that is impossible for him to go into the matter without the assistance of a professional accountant, as he was unable to keep his mind long fixed upon anything</hi>)—On 16th February, 1865, I find a resolution upon a report of the engineer on a letter from Messrs. Lander & Bedells, to pay 110
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., half the amount of repairing a sewer, Messrs. Lander and Bedells agreeing to pay the other half.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PAERT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What are you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> One of the minute clerks—there are four altogether—it is my duty to make out the minutes of what takes place at the Board—I attend all the Board meetings personally—I know nothing but what I see in the minutes—I never gave or carried orders to Mr. Hughes—Sir John Thwaites was invari
<lb/>ably present at the Board meetings, unless prevented by illness—he was pre
<lb/>sent at the meetings I hare just read extracts of—Mr. Pollard is the clerk of the Board, he is above me—I took orders from him—I know nothing of any verbal communication between Mr. Pollard and the prisoner, or Sir John Thwaites and the prisoner—I have no personal knowledge of any minute coming to the prisoner's knowledge, it would not be in our department—it would be a matter of arrangement in the accountant's office as to who took the minutes for the prisoner from time to time—I produce a printed book, which was taken from the prisoner's office—I was present when his salary was raised, it was finally to have been 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was present when Mr. Hughes was called in—there was no other resolution which described his appointment—he was one of several candidates—the whole Board voted—a part of Mr. Hughes' duty was to attend in cases of compensation against the Board of Works, and a very large part of his duty for the last few years—it was his duty to examine the accounts of persons who had claims against the Board, and to see if they were correct—it was one of his duties to assist the Board in financial matters—he had six clerks under him—I do</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="186904050026"/>
<p>not know of his applying to the Board to grant him further assistance in his office, or of any order—applications are made to Mr. Pollard, or to Sir John Thwaites, of which I have no knowledge—I do not know whether this account which brings out a balance against the prisoner of 1948
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., extends over four years and some months—I did not assist in making it out, and know nothing of it, or of any copy of the prisoner's bankers' books.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. DOGOETT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose you have no recol
<lb/>lection of any particular minute which you gave to the prisoner, or forwarded to his office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I only forwarded minutes to Mr. Hughes—I saw that he had a printed copy of all the minutes; that was my duty.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-117" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-117" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant accountant and cashier to the Metro
<lb/>politan Board of Works—I was in the same office with the prisoner, and was under his direction—he was the chief accountant—there were other gentlemen in the same office—my duties were to keep accounts of what took place—the minutes of the Board were brought into the accountiot's office weekly; every resolution of the Board—a copy of those resolutions was kept by the prisoner—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one volume of them, which I took out of the accountant's book-case, and was used by the prisoner up to the time of his apprehension—his bankers' pass-books were given to me—they are here—one is of the Bank of London—there are two different accounts with the Union Bank, one with the National Bank, and one with the Consolidated Bank—all these accounts were opened in the prisoner's own name, and all are headed in the same way—thus, "Bank of London, in account with Edward Hughes, Esq.;" "Union Bank of London, Charing Cross Branch, in account with Mr. Edward Hughes"—the first account of the Bank of London commenced on 14th May, 1864, up to May, 1866, the date of the prisoner's appointment being April, 1864—the Board at that time had an account at the main office of the Bank of London, in the City—afterwards, when the Bank of London closed their accounts, it was transferred to the London and Westminster—the account at the Union Bank was opened on 25th July, 1864, and continued open till March 6th, 1868—the second Union Bank account commenced on December 23rd, 1867, and con
<lb/>tinued till the time of this investigation—the Consolidated Bank account opened on January 1st, 1868, and continued open until this investigation—from March 5th, 1868, the National, the Union, and the Consolidated accounts were running—I believe that was not known to the Board, and I never heard it spoken of by the prisoner—I had nothing to do with the prisoner's cash matters—a sum of money was given him in the first instance, out of which he had to pay different sums, and that was settled fortnightly, so that he always had a sum to draw upon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there anything paid to the first account at the Union Bank after December, 1867?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and there are entries on both sides, and on the other account, too—the other is not called a new account, it is precisely the same—these cheques were paid into the old account, they are all old cheques—I find sums paid into the new account while the old account was open—I cannot tell you how it is that the entry is in one book rather than the other, unless there was an arrangement with the bank—I presume he would put something on his paying-in tickets—the old account has nothing written on them, but the new one has on it, "E. Hughes, new account."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the first account, showing a deficiency of 1140
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I saw it in the prisoner's possession, a few days previous to Christmas Day, about 20th December—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="186904050027"/>
<p>copy of it—it was before the 24th December—I had assisted in making it out and it was given to the prisoner afterwards—adding one amount to the other made the whole sum 2060
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., striking out something which was on the other side—I have been carefully through the prisoner's pass book, and find the greater part of the money paid into the Bank of London is the Board's money; but of the prisoner's own money 274
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., was paid in—I have been able to trace all the Board's money—the cheques for all these payments are found—I have vouchers for everything, payments in and payments out—there is a deficiency on that account of 1210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for his own private purposes, giving him credit for all the Board's payments—I find in the Union Bank old account moneys of his own paid in as well as moneys of the Board—5026
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid in from his own private means, and 5844
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid out, making an excess of 817
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that is also after giving him credit for all moneys paid for the Board's purposes and all moneys paid to other banks—I find in the new account moneys of the Board and moneys of the prisoner paid in and paid out for the Board, and for his own purposes—244
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. is paid in for his own pur
<lb/>poses, and 819
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is paid out, showing an excess of 574
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for his own private purposes—that is also after giving him credit for all moneys paid for the Board's purposes, or to any other bank—in the National Bank account I find the same thing—995
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. paid in, and 425
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. drawn out, leaving a balance in his favour of 569
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the Con
<lb/>solidated Bank account is merely a private account—I cannot trace moneys of the Board paid in at all—the result of the four accounts, the excess of payments out for private purposes over payments in is 1779
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that is the excess of private expenditure over private payments—these three sums make 2602
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., but 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., was paid by him out of the Consolidated Bank for the Board's purposes, and 53
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was given up in his cash box, and you will find that the balance is 1779
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—when this matter was inquired into, the prisoner handed over the balance in the banks which were still open, and likewise the balance in the cash box—the balance at the Consolidated Bank had been paid before—53
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was found in the cash box—1779 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is shown by the prisoner's pass books as deficiency—I have examined the books of the Board, in which the prisoner's accounts were kept—I did not keep all the books of the Board showing the cheques paid to the prisoner and his disbursements—the prisoner furnished the vouchers for payments to me—I kept them according to his direction—on examining those books, T find a further deficiency, making up the whole deficiency to 2005
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that increases the amount by 330
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I also find that two cheques were cashed without passing through the bank—after this matter was inquired into by the Board, the prisoner attended almost daily at the time I was investigating these accounts—he looked over the books with me occasionally—he did not give me any sugges
<lb/>tions, but merely to pick out small items as memoranda; he did not assist me at all—he had the opportunity of consulting me, or suggesting anything to me—he continued there till 1st January—I find one entry is the Union Bank of London old account of 665
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and I find this cheque for 665
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. signed by Sir John Thwaites and the prisoner—that is on the back of a deposit note of the Bank of London, dated 12th August, 1864, for 641
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., deposited in the joint names of Sir John Thwaites and Edward Hughes—the date of the payment out is 5th August, 1865, and this is the amount deposited, with interest 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the entry in the</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="186904050028"/>
<p>books is the same day, 5th August, in the Union Bank, to the account of Mr. Hughes—these memoranda are in the prisoner's writing, "641
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>." "24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. interest," showing that that is the same amount—on 31st September the balance at the Union Bank is 681
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., so that there is just sufficient to cover that 665
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. over—the next rest is 1623
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—here is his own report, showing the three accounts to which the 665
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. ought to have been paid, the general account, the Southwark and Westminster and the Metropolitan Main Drainage account—that 665
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was not paid to either of those accounts, nor has it been paid to the treasurer of the Board in any way—I find an entry in the same banking account, the Union Bank of London, of 112
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 19th April, 1865—on 17th April, 312
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was paid in to the prisoner's account—this is the ticket with which the money was paid in, the banker's slip, and this is the cheque endorsed by the prisoner, "Pay the accountant, Metropolitan Board of Works, for new sewer in Turk's Head Yard, or order"—that ought to have gone to the Board's own bankers—the prisoner had no right to pay it into the Union Bank, that I am aware of—he had a right to endorse it, as an officer of the Board, in order to pass it to their own banking account—it has not been paid to the Board's account at all, and it has not been into account with the Board—when I invegtigated these matters, and the Board directed the prisoner to be prosecuted, there was a box of his in the strong room connected with his office—I saw it opened, ultimately—I cannot tell you what was found in it, but there were several counterfoils, which are here—they seem to be all of the Bank of London—I found them, with some cheques, in a small tin biscuit box inside the iron box—they are counterfoils cut from the book—I have found the cheques to which they correspond; they are private cheques, not the Board's—the counterfoils are cut away at intervals—some were cut out of a book which contained three or four cheques, and one would be left out—here is the book—those which are left in are the Board's cheques—they are all in his writing—they are for private matters—I found in that tin, I think, all that were cut from the counterfoil book—the pri
<lb/>soner kept the key of the box—no person in the office had access to it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This counterfoil book does not relate to the Union Bank?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; to the Bank of London—it has no relation to these two cheques—all the counterfoils relating to the Metro
<lb/>politan Board of Works are here—I have investigated accurately—I do not say that there are not some cheques here which relate to the prisoner's private matters—those relating to his private matters have not been destroyed, they were cut out—this book did not go into the biscuit box, it was outside it, but inside the other box, which was an ordinary deal box, used by Mr. Hughes for his own purposes—he left it there when he left—it was not my idea to open it—I found some counterfoils were missing, and applied to the solicitor, and he took steps about the latter end of December—it was done while we were investigating the accounts—I am not sure whether it was before he was arrested—I do not know that the account at the Union Bank was opened with the express sanction of Sir John Thwaites—I do not know that to be untrue—I knew there was an account at the Bank of London, but I did not know that there was one at the Union Bank at the same time—it was absolutely essential to him to have, one banking account to carry on his duties—the Bank of London stopped in May, 1866, but the prisoner lost no money; the Consolidated Bank paid him the money, and he drew four cheques for it, 418
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. altogether—one of those is for</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="186904050029"/>
<p>256
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., another is for 119
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and one is for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to the Scottish Widow's Fund—I presume that is his own insurance—these three sums in the Bank of London pass-books, cash 429
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 491
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 494
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., were moneys he received on account for the Board of Works—here are cheques to Broome on 14th May, 164
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., he was an assistant in Mr. Hughes' department; 20th May, Broome, 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; 21st May, Broome, 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; and 25th May, Broome, 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—those are all right, they are correct payments—he has not paid out on behalf of the Board in excess of what he has paid in—he has paid very considerable sums on behalf of the Board—they may amount to 308,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. during the four years and eight months he was in the service—I know pretty well, but I have not had the curiosity to add it up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have not you found in those bankers' books, with the exception, in round numbers, of 230
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., two cheques not traced, every farthing accounted for which he has received from the Board of Works?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—this is not his writing at all—I have his writing on the backs of the cheques—every fathing he received is not accounted for in these books with the exception of the 230
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—here is 261
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on 13th May, 1864, and 245
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on 27th May, 1864—I believe that is all—these two cheques have not been made the subject of a criminal charge against him—with the exception of these two cheques I believe every sum of money is accounted for in his bankers' pass-books, which he has received from the Board of Works—I do not expect to be appointed accountant, they have already appointed one—those two cheques were cashed the day afterwards, over the counter, on the 14th, and the other on the 28th—they are the Board cheques, payable to Mr. Hughes—cheques were drawn to his name by the Board, and in that way the money came into his hands rightly and lawfully—I do not know under what circumstances these two cheques were paid over the counter, that was scarcely a month after his appointment—this 665
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was not on deposit during Mr. Hatton's acting as accountant, it was handed over to Mr. Hughes as a satisfaction of the claim against Mr. Hatton, and deposited by Mr. Hughes in the name of Sir John Thwaites, then Mr. Thwaites, and himself—it was drawn out of the Bank of London, and paid into the Union Bank—Sir John Thwaites knew of one account—I don't know whether Sir John Thwaites was aware that this money was going into the Union Bank, and I never knew that it was drawn out—I do not know how it happened that it was paid into the Union Bank on August 5th, 1865—by the Union Bank pass-books he drew out, "Self; 340
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—he paid that into the new account, and balanced up the old one—the new and the old accounts were concurrent for a time—I do not know how that was 340
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid into the National Bank, I made a mistake—he—the secured his balance from the Bank of London, and paid it into the Union Bank—he suggests by this report that the bank should furnish him with cheques to the amount of 57
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd, that would complete the sum of 694
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—these four small cheques, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 47
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., make altogether 53
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Those cheques were never drawn?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were never asked for; I can swear that, because I was in the habit of preparing the list of cheques that were required, under his direction—they never were drawn.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you able to say that the prisoner's attention was never called to that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It came on in the ordinary way with the printed minutes—there was nothing standing over in reference to this cheque for 112
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="186904050030"/>
<p>whole of it was agreed—the accounts of the Board were audited each year by the government auditor, but the prisoner's pass-books were not audited—it was never ascertained, I believe, by anybody, what balance he had in hand; but I am only speaking of my own knowledge—I do not know whether I should have known if any examination of his balance had been made—we had three rooms, and I was in one of them—I do not know that it has been complained of that no audit was made—I know of no such audit—besides myself, no outsider or professional accountant was employed to examine the accounts.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know of instances in which Mr. Hughes has advanced money on behalf of the Board, which has been paid by him out of funds which have not been placed in his possession by the Board, I will give you a, sum, a cheque for 429
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on 28th May, 1864?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not remember such an amount—yes, here it is; that sum consists of ten cheques—they all bear the same date—I do not know whether 228
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd had been previously paid by Mr. Hughes—I have a cheque for 222
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that may have been given to pay 125
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., disbursed on 4th April, and 97
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on 1st May; I do not know—Mr. Broome is here, he is still in the service of the Board of Works—I do not know that these two cheques were handed to Mr. Broome to pay wages; but they are for wages—it says, "Pay E. Hughes, wages."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have been asked about the audit, is there a finance committee part of the Board?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—they recommend the cheques to be paid by the prisoner; they examine the vouchers, and order payment—they examined the vouchers, and recouped the prisoner what he had paid every fortnight—besides that, there was an audit of the books kept by me, showing the cheques paid out and the disbursements—the 4291
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. one single cheque—those two sums are money belonging to the Board—the first money the prisoner paid into this account was 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 1st January—he commenced drawing out on the 18th May, and on the 19th and 21st—this 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was, I believe, for a Brighton Railway season ticket—122
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid out from the Bank of London, for his own purposes, before he paid in a single farthing of his own money—the first item at the Union Bank of London is 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on July 25th, 1864—that is a transfer from the Bank of London pf 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—these two cheques purport, upon the face of them, to be paid by the Board for wages—I find Hughes' endrose
<lb/>ment on them—they are not entered in the pass-books—I do not know whether Mr. Broome cashed them for wages—if Mr. Broome actually received the money and paid the wages, that would not relieve the prisoner, as he would be credited with the amount of wages paid—he is not debited in the bankers' books—when I went into my own books, I should find the two sums debited against the prisoner, and wages credited against them—they are set against so much wages paid by the prisoner, and relieve the pass-books to that amount—taking them as cheques paid to the prisoner, and the amount paid in wages, I still find the total amount in my books 2005
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as a deficiency.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How was it that the prisoner was always kept amply in funds, all these sums were for fractional amounts, therefore there were the exact amount of vouchers before the finance committee?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, the finance committee orders the payment of the sums, and a cheque was drawn for the exact amount—in the first instance he recommended that 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. should be paid to him to draw upon, and subsequently that was increased very largely</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="186904050031"/>
<p>as the works of the Board increased—this audit showed the exact state of the account every year—the only thing they failed to do was to test the amount that ought to have been in the prisoner's hands—these cheques ought not to have been passed to the accounts they were passed to.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-118" type="surname" value="LANDER"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-118" type="given" value="RICHARD SMITH"/>RICHARD SMITH LANDER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Lander & Bedells, surveyors, 6, John Street, Bedford Row—on April 19th, 1868, I paid 112
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to the Metropolitan Board of Works in respect of the reconstruc
<lb/>tion of a sewer in Turnmill Street, for a client of ours named Grant—I pro
<lb/>duce the receipt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is that your cheque?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have not the counterfoil with me—I made no more memorandum on it than there is on the cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. EDWARDS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you produce the counterfoil of the prisoner's paying-in slip?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> This is it, it was a single cheque paid in—I was not asked the question at the Police Court, but I said that it was possible, if there was any reason for it not being paid in directly, that Mr. Hughes might not have known at the moment whether it was to go to the main drainage account, or to the general account of the Board—I do not know when this memorandum was made.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know when he did know to what account it was to go?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He could have ascertained at the time—it ought to have gone to the general account—he could have ascertained that from the engineer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character from a number of witnesses.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">There were other indictments, upon which, on the following day, no evidences was offered, and a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">was taken.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before R. Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. HUNT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PHILIP HARRIS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 169). On the afternoon of 16th March, from information I received, I went to Mr. Hughes, a wire worker, at 39, Drury Lane—I found four bundles of wire concealed behind an earthen-ware pan, and I concealed myself in the cellar—about 12.55 Skinner came to the place and took some of the wire away—he came three times, and took some away each time—I was about five yards from the place, behind the door of the coal cellar—at 1 o'clock the whistle blew for the men to leave the works to go to dinner—I left the cellar and went out of the front entrance, into Drury Lane—I then went to Wilson Street, to the workman's entrance, and saw Skinner leave—I followed him to 18, Paradise Street, Lambeth Walk—he went into a marine store dealer's shop, kept by Hubbard—I saw him take three bundles of wire from his coat, and put them into the scale—he took one bundle from his right-hand tail pocket—Hubbard put the weights in the scale, weighed it, and gave Skinner some coppers and a piece of silver, which I believed to be a shilling—he came out of the shop—I stopped him and asked what he had taken there—he said, "Nothing, only a bit of lead"—I said, "What money have you got?"—he</p>
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<p>said, "I don't know, you had better see"—I took 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from his hand—I then took him back to the shop, and said to Hubbard "What have you bought of this man?"—he said, "Nothing, only a piece of lead," and lifted this piece of lead off the counter—I said, "I want that copper wire that you bought of him"—he said, "I have bought none"—I said, You have, and you had better give it to me, for I am a police officer, and I shall search your place—I was in plain clothes—he said, "You will not search my place without a search warrant"—I said I should—I asked him again to give me the wire, and he said he had not got it—I then gave him into the custody of two uniform men I had called in—I searched the place and found, under the back of the counter, these four bundles of wire (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) amongst a lot of old rubbish—I said, "How do you account for these?"—he said "My wife bought them"—I asked his wife if she bought the wire, and she said she knew nothing about it—I found these two pieces of wire in a drawer in the counter—I then told Skinner I should take him for stealing the wire from his master, and I told Hubbard I should take him for receiving it, knowing it to be stolen—I asked him if he made any entries of what metal he bought—he said, "No, not such trifles as these"—his wife handed me a book, but I found no entries of copper wire—I asked him what name and address Skinner gave him—he said he did not take any name or address, he did not trouble about it—I then took them to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HUGHES</hi>. I am a wire worker, at 37, Drury Lane—Skinner was in my employment as a labourer, to clean the wire—he had free across to my workshops—I have missed wire for some time, and I gave information to the police—this wire is my property—there is about 4lbs. of it—it is worth 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound—the two other pieces of wire found at Hubbard's shop I identify as my property—I saw it in this folded state before I com
<lb/>municated with the police—I saw part of this wire safe at 10 o'clock on the 10th, the same day that Skinner was arrested—he worked in a small cellar, where the material was kept—the value of this bit of lead is about 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I manufacture my own wire.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN DICKINSON</hi>. I am a workman in the prosecutor's employment—on 16th March I went into the cellar where Skinner worked—I missed a tool that I was using in my business, and I discovered two bundles of wire concealed behind a vitriol pan—I went and told Mr. Hughes—I went down an hour afterwards and found there were three pieces—I was with the constable part of the time, and saw Skinner go away—I went to the place and found the wire was gone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Skinner's Defence.</hi> When the whistle blew I was up stairs. I did not go down at all. I went straight out when the whistle blew. I know nothing about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hubbard's Defence.</hi> I did not buy the quantity stated by the constable. I bought three pieces, and they weighed 2 1/2 lbs., and I paid 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it. I should have only got 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. by it. It is not likely I should run the risk of being imprisoned for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-392-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SKINNER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690405-392-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-392-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor</rs>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HUBBARD</hi>. *—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-392-18690405 t18690405-392-punishment-31"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>393.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE GRAWSHAW</hi> (18)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GRAWSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Protection, having opened the case</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was not sufficient evidences to convict Brown, and directed the Jury to find a verdict</hi>
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<p>394.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS MURPHY</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690405-394-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing 56lbs. weight of lead, belong
<lb/>ing to
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-127" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-127" type="surname" value="STOREY"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-127" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE STOREY</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, at 14, Golden Lane—the prisoner sold me this lead on Good Friday morning—I had known him three or four months as a neighbour and dealer—I paid him 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it, about 1 1/2 a pound.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> little after 11 o'clock—the shop was open—it was daylight—there was no secresy about it—the prisoner lived close to me, at 6, Brighton Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-128" type="given" value="EDWIN GEORGE"/>EDWIN GEORGE BELLMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, at Bromley-by-Bow—I was engaged to do some repairs in this street to Nos. 4, 6, and 7—the prisoner lives in No. 6—I missed some lead on Saturday morning from the gutter—I have compared the lead (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) it matches very closely—I was em
<lb/>ployed by Mr. Oldacre, the agent—the house belongs to Miss Mumford.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know that of your own knowledge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have always understood it—I have done the repairs for many years—she did not pay me, Mr. Oldacre pays me—he told me Miss Mumford was the owner last Monday week—I never saw her myself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-129" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I was employed on these houses—I missed some lead from No. 6—I had seen it safe on the Thursday before Good Friday, and missed it on the Saturday morning—I was present when it was compared, it appeared to have been pulled up altogether—this is only a portion of the lead.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-130" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE STOREY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The prisoner occupies the shop himself, and deals in old lumber and old coats.</p>
<p>
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<p>395.
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<interp inst="t18690405-395-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing one watch and one chain, of
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUNT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Miller</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROLLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Green, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Taylor.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-135" type="given" value="LIVER CROMWELL"/>LIVER CROMWELL GANT</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Cooper & Co., London Wall—on Friday evening, 5th March, about 9 o'clock, I was standing at the end of Cheapside—two women came up and wanted to know where I was going—I told them to go away—I did not feel anything while they were talking to me—they were feeling my waistcoat up and down—they did not go away—there were two men on the opposite side of the road—they came across the road and asked me where a certain hotel was—I told them I did not know—Taylor was one of the men—the women then went up Cheapside and the men down—when they were gone I discovered that I had lost my silver watch and gold Albert chain, worth about 10
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you going home?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I was standing with
<hi rend="italic">my</hi> hands in my pockets, looking at something—I kept my hands in my pockets when the women came up to me—I did not know what they were going to do at the time—the women left when the men came up—there were two men, they both came over and asked me for an hotel—the women had left then, and were going up Cheapside—I did not have any conversation with the men—they went away directly—when I turned round they were gone, and I put my hand in my pocket to see the time and found my watch was gone—I had seen it about five minutes before—I took it out to see the time five minutes before—I do not know that the women took the watch—the watch was given to me again last Saturday week—a man came to me at my office, and I went to Fin
<lb/>bury Square and stood with my hands behind me, and someone dropped my watch into my hands—he said, "Act as a gentleman"—I did not turn round, and the watch was given me behind my back—I had seen the gentleman before on the Saturday, he came to me and said, "Well, I can make it all right with you concerning your watch"—I took him to my lodgings, and he said, "The prisoner Miller is my daughter, she has three children, and they are crying after their mother day after day"—I said, "It is a very distressing case," and he said, "If you will give me your word of honour not to prosecute them, I will return the property," and I said I would—I told him to call at 11 o'clock—he did not come then, but he called about 9—he said, "I have not got the watch, but I shall have it to-morrow"—he came about 1 o'clock, and asked me to walk with him—he took me round Finsbury Square—he then said, "Now, Mr. Gant, act as a gentleman, put your hands behind your back, and your property you shall have"—I did so, and found the watch was given to me, but I don't know who gave it me—it was not the man who came to my office, he stood in front of me while I received the watch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe you are from the country?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the women came up to me first, and the two men afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOLLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure Green was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—she was one of the women who came up first—I went to the police-station and gave a description of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-136" type="surname" value="HUNT"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-136" type="given" value="BAXTER"/>BAXTER HUNT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 599). On Friday evening, 5th March, I was in King William Street, about 8.30—I saw the two female prisoners there accost several gentlemen—I watched them for twenty minutes, and lost sight of them near the Mansion House—I saw the prosecutor about ten minutes afterwards—he told me he had lost his watch; and I afterwards apprehended the prisoners, and charged them on suspicion of stealing a watch—Green said, "It was not me, I never saw this lady before"—Taylor said the same—I had seen the prisoners before on two or three occasions—Miller gave a correct address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-137" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JENKINSON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 641). On Thursday, 4th March, I joined the last witness, and watched the prisoners for about an hour, and saw them accost several gentlemen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ADOLPHUS RAND</hi> (17)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690405-396-offence-1 t18690405-name-139"/>Abraham Brunnell</persName>, and stealing three coats, a clock, and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-140" type="surname" value="BRUNNELL"/>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have seen it since—I also missed three coats—I saw them all safe the night before—the parlour window had been unfastened, and had been closed again—I had fastened it the night before—one of the coats (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is mine, and the others belong to my son-in-law.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-141" type="surname" value="CARNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARNEY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 386). About 11 o'clock, on 6th March, I saw the prisoner with another man in the Stepney Road—the prisoner was carrying a hamper on his head, up side down, as if it was empty—I went up to him and said, "What have you got there?"—he said, "Nothing—I took the hamper from him, and found a pair of gloves, a clock, two coats, and a duster—the other man ran away immediately—the prisoner struggled to get away, but I held him—he said he met the man by Stepney Green, and he asked him to carry the hamper to Whitechapel Church for 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., he did not say he met the man at the Earl Grey.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-142" type="surname" value="RAND"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-142" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL RAND</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Edward Street, Stepney, and am a labourer—about 5.50, on the 6th March, I passed the prosecutor's house, in the Bancroft Road—I saw the prisoner standing in front of the parlour window—he had a brown parcel in his right hand—he had a brown coat, and a high hat on—I saw another man get out of the window on to the step, and he tamed round and put the window down—he then jumped down from the window, came out of the gate, and both went away—I afterwards picked the prisoner out of six persons at the Court—I am quite sure he is the man I saw at the window—I saw his face plainly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Was it light or dark?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> It was light, it was not exactly daylight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-143" type="surname" value="PRADREY"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-143" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PRADREY</persName> </hi>. I live with the prosecutor—about 8 o'clock on the evening of 5th March I fastened the window of the front room, ground floor, with the usual catch—I missed a coat next morning, I have not seen it since.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I get my living by carrying parcels. The policeman, immediately he stopped me, said "What have you got here?"I said I did not know. He said "Where did you get them from?"I said "This man gave them to me;" and the man ran away and the officer did not take him. I am innocent.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-396-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-396-18690405 t18690405-396-punishment-33"/>Twelve Months Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>397.
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<interp inst="def1-397-18690405" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-397-18690405" type="age" value="26"/>
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<interp inst="def1-397-18690405" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES COAD</hi> (26)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-397-18690405" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-397-18690405" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def2-397-18690405" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES DRISCOLL</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690405-397-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-397-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18690405-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-146" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690405-397-offence-1 t18690405-name-146"/>John Harris</persName>, and stealing one teapot, one cream jug, and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Driscoll.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-147" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-147" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I live at Gaydon House, Hungerford Road—about 5 o'clock, on 23rd February, I left the house safely locked—I left by the front door and fastened it after me—the windows were shut and the blinds were down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-148" type="surname" value="CONOLLY"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-148" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMBS CONOLLY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y R</hi> 28). On 24th February I was near Gaydon House—two or three minutes after 6 o'clock I heard a noise in the front garden, and in an instant I saw the two prisoners rush through the garden-gate into the road—I ran after them and took Coad into custody, and another constable took Driacoll—I then returned to the house, and found a silver teapot lying on the gravel walk close to the window, which</p>
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<p>was open—in another part of the garden I found a toast-rack and cream jug—on the sill in the front of the window I found this jemmy—I aroused the inmates, and went into the house—I found the sideboard emptied of the silver, and there were traces of a foot-mark on the chair under the window—I tried the jemmy to a mark in the paint, and it fitted—I asked the prisoners at the station if they knew anything about the silver which I produced—they said they knew nothing at all about it, nor yet the jemmy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Coad.</hi> I deny stealing the articles.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is there a garden gate in front of the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, it is in the Hartharn Road—I think Driscoll came through the gate first—I was alone outside the house—they ran to the Martin Road, and then I obtained the assistance of another constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-149" type="surname" value="DADDY"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-149" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DADDY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Proscenia Y</hi> 106). I heard an alarm about 6 o'clock—I ran up, and saw the two prisoners coming towards me—I took Driscoll into custody—I afterwards went back to the house with Conolly—I have heard his evidence; it is correct.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was Driscoll walking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He ran into the road, and I took him—I found nothing on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-150" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-150" type="surname" value="HAARIS"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-name-150" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA HAARIS</persName> </hi>. This cream jug and toast-rack are mine—the cream
<lb/>jug is silver—I had left a brown paper parcel in the drawing-room with these articles; I missed it in the morning, and have not seen it since.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Coad's Defence.</hi> I was going to my work with Driscoll. As we passed the gentleman's house, we saw something lying outside the window. We went up to see what it was, and found it was a teapot. We were looking at it, and the constable came down the street. He sprang his rattle and ran after us. I asked him what we had done; he made no answer, but took we to the station. They said that the lady had lost a parcel of linen, and accused me of stealing it, and I said I did not know anything about it. It was 6.30 when we were taken to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES CONOLLY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is the house surrounded by a wall?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, about 4ft. high; you can see over it—a man could have seen the teapot lying on the grass plot if he had looked over the wall as he was passing by—there was sufficient light.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>398.
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<interp inst="def1-398-18690405" type="age" value="21"/>
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<interp inst="def1-398-18690405" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES EDWARDS</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690405-398-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-398-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully conspiring to obtain from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690405-398-offence-1 t18690405-name-152"/>William Burdett</persName> the sum of 57
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690405-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690405-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>399.
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<interp inst="def1-399-18690405" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SIDNEY MILTON</hi> (23)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690405-399-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690405-399-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. to feloniously forging and uttering a bill of exchange for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690405-400-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to a bur-glary in the dwelling-house of
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his property, having been before convicted on 6th March, 1865**—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hannen.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">In this case the Grand Jury haying ignored the bill</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence upon the Coroner's Inquisition.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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