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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>J. C. LAWRENCE, MAYOR.</p>
<p>EIGHTH SESSION, HELD JUNE 7TH, 1869.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</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>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, 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, June 7th, 1869, and following days,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES CLARKE LAWERENC, M.P., LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MELLOR</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILLERT PIGIOTT</hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-1" type="given" value="FRANCIS GRAHAM"/>FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</persName> </hi>, Bart., F. S. A.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">DAVID SALOMONS</hi>, Esq., M.P., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUIETED FINNIS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM ANDERSON"/>SIR WILLIAM ANDERSON ROSE</persName> </hi>, Knt., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS GAREIGEL</hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon. Russell G Uaxaz, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-3" type="given" value="SYDNEY HEDLEY"/>SYDNEY HEDLEY WATERLOW</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH CAUSTON</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Esq., F.R.G.S., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-5" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </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>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-6" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SLEE</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<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. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ANDREWS</hi> (40)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-8" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Meadows, of the Duke of New-castle—last Monday night the prisoner came in for a pot of stout, and gave me a bad shilling—I broke a piece out of it, and told him it was bad—I kept it—he then gave me a good half-crown, and I gave him the change, two good shillings—he afterwards had another pot of stout, and gave me another bad shilling—I told him it was bad—he then gave me a good sixpence—I kept the second shilling—I afterwards saw the witness King serve the prisoner with a third pot of stout; he had friends with him—I saw him put down a third shilling—King took it up, and handed it to me—it was bad—I afterwards looked into my till, and found another bad shilling—I called in a constable, and gave the four shillings to the constable—the prisoner was taken into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How many friends had I with me when I came in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> One—yon were the worse for liquor—I particularly noticed that the two shillings that I gave you in change for the half-crown were good.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-9" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KING</persName> </hi>. I served the prisoner with a pot of stout, and received from him a shilling—I bent it, and passed it to Mr. Clark—it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ARDELL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 182). The prisoner was given into my custody—I received these four shillings from Clark—I searched the prisoner, and found on him a half-crown, five shillings, five sixpences, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers; that was in his left trowsers pocket—in his right trowsers pocket I found a bad shilling—while I was examining the money, the prisoner ran out of the door—I followed him—he ran across the way; he said he had gone for a natural purpose—he gave the name of George Andrews, and said he was a waiter at Leicester Chambers, Castle Street, Leicester Square—he said, at the station, that he was servant at Lord Dufferin's, 26, Grosvenor</p>
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<p>Place—I went, but there is no such place as 26, and has not been for the last three years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-11" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these shillings are all bad, two from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated that he had been in the service of many noblemen and gentlemen for many years; that on the day in question he had been at Epsom, and had received money, some of which he changed, and might in that way have become possessed of the bad money.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-13" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA FREAN</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Thomas Pavey, a grocer, of Broad Street, Bloomsbury—on Tuesday, 18th May, the prisoner came there—I served him with a quarter of a pound of eightpenny cheese—he put down a half-crown—I told him it was bad, it was a rank bad one—he asked me to bend it in three places, which I did—he asked me to give it him; I did so, and he said he would go to the corner, where he took it—he went away, but did not return—on 24th May, about 9 o'clock, he came again for a quarter of a pound of the best cheese—I knew him again directly—he put down a half-crown—Mr. Pavey took it up, and said it was bad—I directly ran round the counter, and said that was the same man that came in the week before—the prisoner said I was mistaken, he was not the man, he only came up from the country the morning before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you sure it was on the 18th that I came into your shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it was either the 17th or 18th; I know it was not the 17th, because it was on Whit Tuesday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-14" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PAVEY</persName> </hi>. The prisoner came to my shop on the 24th—I took up a half-crown which he put down, and said, "This won't do"—he said, "What is the matter with it?"—on that the last witness flew round the counter, and said, "You are the man that came last week with a bad half-crown, I knew you directly you came into the door"—he said, "Not me, I only came from the country this morning"—a constable was sent for, and he was given into custody—I gave the half-crown to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you sure I said I only came from the country that morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I am quite sure.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-15" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FLETCHER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 133). I produce a half-crown which I received from last witness—I searched the prisoner, and found on him a good sovereign and three good half-crowns—when he was told the half-crown was bad, he said it could not be him that passed it, because he had only come from the country that morning—he gave his address in Essex.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-16" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I thought the half-crown was good; I got it in change for a sovereign. As to the other, when the young woman said I had passed it, I told her it was a mistake, for I was in the country. I have a letter here stating that I went to Strood on the 16th, and stopped there till the 20th.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-510-offence-1 t18690607-name-18"/>Latham Christopher Norris Percy Brickwood</persName>, her master.</rs> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-19" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HANN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 24th May I went to 7, Suffolk Street, Whitechapel, where I found the prisoner—I told her I had come with refer
<lb/>ence to some things she had taken away from Mr. Brickwood—she said, "Yes, I intended to return them, I have not stolen them"—I told her I was an officer, and was going to take her into custody for stealing them—upon that she gave me these 39 duplicates.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-20" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WOODHOUSE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Avant, pawnbroker, of Fleet Street—I produce a silver fork and dessert spoon, pawned on 10th October, for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I believe by the prisoner—I find the corresponding ticket amongst those produced.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-21" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT SWAISTON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Lawley, pawnbroker, of 81, Farringdon Street—I produce a shirt, pawned with me for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on 19th June; another shirt, pawned with me on 1st July for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; a table clock, pawned for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—we have also a shop at 78, Farringdon Street—I produce from that shop, a jacket and sheet, pawned on 11th October for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; a table-cloth, on 28th October, for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and a sheet, on 16th November, for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I do not know who pawned them—the tickets produced correspond with mine—I gave those tickets to the person who pawned the things.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-22" type="given" value="LATHAM CHRISTOPHER NORRIS PERCY"/>LATHAM CHRISTOPHER NORRIS PERCY BRICKWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a barrister, and have chambers at 11, King's Bench Walk, Temple; the prisoner has been laundress at my chambers for some years—I had occasion to discharge her in December—I had missed a great quantity of articles—I have looked at the things produced, and believe them to be mine—the sheets have my name written on them in full—I never save the prisoner any authority to pawn them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> One of those sheets does not belong to you.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> There is one here that has no name on it, I cannot swear to that; but there are a great many things here that have my name on them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was as follows</hi>:—"I have often asked Mr. Brickwood to allow me to remain in his service, and I world return the things."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never intended stealing these things; I merely pat them away because I was in distress at the time, and required a little money. I fully intended to return them. I asked Mr. Brickwood several tunes when he wished to discharge me to allow me to remain, and I would return the things; he said he would see me d—d to hell first. On another occasion, he said if I did not leave the house he would kick me out, or get a policeman to turn me out, and the sooner I left the house the better. He might have given me in charge then. I told him I would have the law of him, and he said, "Burn the law, and you too; I know plenty of law that will finish you."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRICKWOOD</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). With regard to the first and last state
<lb/>ments the prisoner has made, they are utterly untrue—that I said I would have her removed is true enough, and I think it was high time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-510-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690607-510-punishment-2" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-510-punishment-2" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-510-18690607 t18690607-510-punishment-2"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>511.
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<interp inst="def1-511-18690607" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-511-18690607" type="age" value="33"/>
<interp inst="def1-511-18690607" type="surname" value="NOLAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-511-18690607" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN NOLAN</hi> (33)</persName>
<rs id="t18690607-511-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-511-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="damage"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-511-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="arson"/>, Feloniously setting fire to a stack of hay, the property of
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-24" type="surname" value="FIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-24" type="given" value="ROBERT VENTRIS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-511-offence-1 t18690607-name-24"/>Robert Ventris Field</persName> with intent to injure.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BBSLBY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-25" type="surname" value="FIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-25" type="given" value="ROBERT VENTRIS"/>ROBERT VENTRIS FIELD</persName> </hi>. I reside at Finchley—on 10th May I had a rick of hay in a yard near Finchicy Common, worth about 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., about 300</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="186906070006"/>
<p>yards from my house—it was safe at 11 o'clock at night—about 2.30 in the morning I was called to the rick, and found it in a blaze; it was nearly destroyed—I never saw the prisoner before I saw him at the station, about 5 o'clock that morning—I then asked him why he did it—he said, I set the rick on fire, but I shall keep it to myself why I did it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-26" type="surname" value="GOLDSMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-26" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GOLDSMITH</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 140). On 11th May, about 2 o'clock in the morning, I was on duty near the Bald-faced Stag, at Finchley, and saw the prisoner going in the direction of the rick, and about 500 yards from it—about ten minutes afterwards he came running back—I stopped him—he said, "Do you see that light?"—I looked, and said, Yes—he said, "I have set that on fire"—I asked him what it was—he said, "
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> hayrick"—I took him into the station—I found on him two boxes of fusees, fourpenny, a knife, and a bit of copper wire—he said he set the stack on fire with the fusees—he gave no address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When you took me, or rather when I gave myself into custody to you, did I say that I set the rick on fire, or that I see it on fire?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You said you set it on fire—I will positively swear to that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-27" type="surname" value="WENHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WENHAM</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 194). I passed close by the rick about 1.45 on this morning; it was then quite safe—I did not see anyone near it—about 2.10 I was about a mile away, I saw the light from the fire, and ran back and found the stack completely covered with flame.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I don't wish to say anything.</p>
<p>
<rs id="t18690607-511-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-511-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-511-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18690607-511-punishment-3" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-511-punishment-3" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-511-18690607 t18690607-511-punishment-3"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited. The Prosecutor recommended him to mercy, believing him not to be of sound mind.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>512.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS CLIFFORD</hi> (25)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-512-18690607" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-512-18690607" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-512-18690607" type="age" value="24"/>
<interp inst="def2-512-18690607" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="def2-512-18690607" type="given" value="JULIA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JULIA MARTIN</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t18690607-512-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-512-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-512-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing a bracelet, value 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., of
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-512-offence-1 t18690607-name-30"/>John Hunt</persName> and others, in their dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-31" type="surname" value="TOVEY"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-31" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TOVEY</persName> </hi>. I am employed as a detective officer at the Charing Cross Hotel—on the afternoon of 14th August, I saw a brougham and pair drive up to the door of the hotel—I saw Clifford get into the brougham, and a woman; I could not sweat' to the woman, but I believe it was Martin—she had on a blue silk dress, with a thick fall over her face—it was a silk dress, I would not swear it was blue—Clifford told the coachman to drive to Bond Street—there was another man who also got into the brougham, a short dark man—they came from the restaurant; they were not stopping at the hotel.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examind Q.</hi> The woman had a thick fall on, you say; could you see her face?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I could just see the shape of her face—I don't swear to the colour of her dress, but I believe it was a blue silk—she had on a shawl—it was a sort of mixture, what is called a Paisley shawl; a light brown, not a dark shawl, nor a light one, a sort of a light mixture—she had a small bonnet, I don't know exactly what the tail of the bonnet was—I just saw her face, but not enough to swear to her—the man was dressed very differently to what he is now; he had on a dark coat, a pair of mixture trowsers, and a hat—the other man was dressed in a dark suit, and a com
<lb/>mon hat—I was in the middle hall of the hotel—there is a side-door, leading out on to the platform—the brougham was in front of the hotel.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was your attention called to the loss of the bracelet after this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; directly after, on that same evening—I was on duty at the hotel that afternoon and evening—I should have seen if the carriage</p>
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<p>and the persons had come back to the hotel—I did not remain stationary in the hall—they might, perhaps, have Dome back, and I not be there—I am certain they were not stopping at the hotel—I am stationed there for the purpose of noticing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-32" type="surname" value="SHAW"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-32" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SHAW</persName> </hi>. I live at 20, New Road, Sloane Street—I sot as door-porter at Messrs. Hunt & Roskell's—I have been in the army—on 14th August I saw a carriage drive up to the door of Messrs. Hunt & Roskell's—I opened the door—two men and a woman got out of the carriage and passed into the shop—they remained there about twenty minutes, and then came out—I opened the door to let them into the carriage again—the male prisoner did not get into the carriage, but the others did—the male prisoner came out first, the woman followed him, and then the second man—he put the woman into the carriage, and stood alongside me at the carriage door; the other man kept Mr. Cavey in talk in the passage when he saw the woman was in the carriage—he came out, and went into the carriage, and said, "Charing Cross Hotel," and this man went towards Oxford Street, seemingly in a hurry—I noticed him particularly—I had a reason—I am in the habit of letting ladies and gentlemen into their carriages, and I could see that he did not take off his hat or bow to the lady as a gentleman ought; he merely said, "Good-day," and away he went—the female prisoner is the woman—I am quite certain of her—I had an opportunity of seeing her when I let her out, and when she came back she wore a dark green silk dress, a black sash round her waist, a dark bonnet, with a red flower on the top, and light green ribbons, not anything like the dress—she had not a shawl, it did not come down low enough for a shawl, it was a thing that just covered—the neck behind, a kind of scarf—I have not seen the other man since—they could not have driven off above a minute and a half before I heard of the lose of the bracelet; they were just out of sight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you not said before that you did not notice the man more than you should anyone else?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't think I ever made use of those words—I can't say that I did notice him more than any one else, but I thought it was very curious his being in such a hurry to get away; and another thing I remarked, one gentleman always waits for another when he comes out, but he did not; that attracted my attention.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you see Clifford again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Horsemonger Lane Gaol—he was walking round in a circle, with, I should say, about thirty people, and I picked him out as being the person.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAVEY</hi>. I am an assistant to Messrs. Hunt & Rotkell, jewellers, of 156, New Bond Street—on 14th August, between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon, two men and a woman, came to the shop—I went up to attend to them—I took them to the jewellery-room, as they requested me, to show them some turquoise and diamond ornaments—the male prisoner was one of the two men, the female prisoner was the woman who came in with them—I showed them some ornaments, and the man not in custody said they were not rich enough—I took them to the other side of the shop, to the diamond counter—I showed them some richer ornaments—the remark was made that they were more the kind of thing, but still they wanted turquoises—I then said to one of the assistants, "Give me the came with the complete parture of diamonds?"—he brought me this case, which then contained a diamond necklace, a brooch, a pair of earrings, a bracelet, and a head-ornament—I took out the head-ornament, and showed it to</p>
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<p>them—the male prisoner said, "What a beautiful thing!"—the young man assisted me to put it before them to look at—the male prisoner took up the bracelet, looked at it, and put it back again—it was then agreed that a drawing should be made of some ornaments, and were to be ready on the Wednesday following—I proposed to call upon them, but it was agreed that they should come again—they gave me the address at the Charing Cross Hotel, and another address in the country, and also left this card (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they said I had better have the drawing made as proposed—I took a piece of paper, and said to the female prisoner, "What will you require? "—she said she would have the head-ornament, the bracelets, the earrings, and brooch, making a whole set—she spoke very little—Clifford left first, the woman went after him, and the other man stood talking to me in the plate room—I asked if they required anything in plate as well; they gave no answer, and seemed in a hurry to get out—when I returned to the shop an assistant came to me, and my attention was called to the fact that the bracelet was missing—I went after the prisoners immediately, but they were gone—one of them stood conversing with me in the lobby while the other two went to the carriage—I don't know whether the lady was inside the carriage when he left—when he went out the carriage drove off imme
<lb/>diately my attention was drawn to the bracelet being missing within a minute after—there were no other customers in that part of the shop at the time I showed them the diamond ornaments—no one could have had access to the bracelet but the three prisoners, myself, and Mr. Morris—I am quite positive of that—Clifford took up the bracelet, but he put it down again—, it is my very firm belief that Clifford was one of the men—I have also a very strong belief that the other prisoner was the woman who was with them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many assistants were there round that counter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was the young man assisting me, Mr. Morris, and Mr. Nash, who was close to my left hand side—there are not two entrances to the shop—there is a way you can get out from the diamond counter, but not into Bond Street—that entrance is for the work people—a person could not go out that way without being seen—the woman had a very thick veil on—I was paying greater attention to the things I was showing than to the persons—it would be very difficult for me to swear to them—I should say the persons were in the shop from ten to fourteen minutes—I did not pick out another man instead of the prisoner, to my knowledge—there was a man there, and I said to a companion who was with me, "How much that is like the short man"—I did not say it was the man, I said how much he was like him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you see Clifford again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At Horse-monger Lane Gaol—he was amongst thirty or forty other persons—the first time he came round to me I pointed him out—I picked the female out from four or five other women—I have not seen Mr. Hart, the gentleman whose name is on the card.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-33" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-33" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Messrs. Hunt & Roskell—on 14th August last I remember two men and a woman coming there in the after
<lb/>noon I believe the two prisoners to be two of the three—they went to the diamond counter at the inner part of the shop—Mr. Cavey called me up to get him certain articles of jewellery—they seemed desirous of making a purchase—they looked at a variety of ornaments—I took out a case of diamonds, containing a head-ornament, a bracelet, earrings and brooch—it</p>
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<p>was complete when I took it out—they gave some orders for some drawings after that—Mr. Cavey accompanied them to the door—after they left I missed a diamond bracelet—I searched for it but could not find it—I ran to the door immediately and told Mr. Cavey—I did not notice I any other customers in the shop—there was Mr. Cavey, Mr. Nash, and myself behind the counter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you got a good memory for faces?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think I have, rather—I said something before the Magistrate about its being something between Shakespeare's and an idiot's—I was asked a ridiculous question and I gave a ridiculous reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-34" type="surname" value="NASH"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY NASH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Hunt & Roskell—I was present on the 14th August, when two men and a woman came to the shop—I was behind the diamond counter with Mr. Morris—I saw what took place—a lot of things were shown to them—while they were there a perure of diamonds was shown to them—one of them took up the bracelet, admired it very much, and put it down again—it was afterwards put before them again, and directly they had gone it was missed—it was about ten minutes from the time it was taken out until it was missed—no other customer had been in the shop—there was no one near except myself, Mr. Cavey, and Mr. Morrie, except the three persons; to the best of my belief Clifford was one of the two men—I identified him at Horsemonger Lane Gaol—I picked the female out of five at the Vine Street station, as being the woman who was in our shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who was with you when you picked out the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was by myself—I went to the gaol with Mioklejohn, Mr. Covey, and Mr. Cavey, jun.—I picked out the man myself—that was about five weeks ago—this took place in August.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you seen Mr. Hatt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was not one of the persons who came into the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-35" type="surname" value="MIESKLIJOHN"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-35" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MIESKLIJOHN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On the 23rd April last I appre
<lb/>hended the female prisoner outside Horsemonger Lane Gaol—I told her she would be charged with being concerned with Thomas Clifford, and stealing, on 14th August last, a diamond bracelet from the shop of Hunt & Roskell's, New Bond Street—she said, "You have got something up for me"—I said, "Never mind that, Dome with me"—I then took her to the Vine Street station, where she was placed amongst four or five other females, and Mr. Cavey and Mr. Nash were sent for, and went inside—they afterwards returned and told me something—at the Police Court she told me that Clifford had been visiting her on and off fourteen months—that she was not married to him—I took Clifford into custody, but not on this charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> Did not she say she knew nothing about it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; she said that repeatedly—I swear that I placed her with four or five other women—I did not say at the Police Court there were only three—I won't swear I did not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLIFFORD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690607-512-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-512-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-512-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted on 16th July, 1866, to which he</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690607-512-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-512-18690607 t18690607-512-punishment-4"/>Twelve Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARTIN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690607-512-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-512-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-512-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">For further indictments against Clifford see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>513.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-513-offence-1 t18690607-name-38"/>William Purser</persName>, and stealing 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. his property.</rs> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PURSER</persName> </hi>. I am a painter, and live at 15, Derby Road, Kinger land Road—on Saturday night, 8th of May, I was in the Whitechapel Road, going home—I was drunk—the prisoner McCarthy came up to me, and took hold of my arm, and took what few half-pence I had in my pocket, a shilling, and two or three half-pence—he twisted me round my neck, and threw me down—I feel the effects of it at the present time—he found he was not quite enough for me, and Hill took me by the legs, and held me down—I called out "Police!"—the prisoners are the two men who came up to me—I lost all the money I had.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-40" type="surname" value="PEOK"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PEOK</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman R</hi> 16). About 2 o'clock on Sunday morning, 9th May, I heard cries of "Police!" in the Whitechapel Road—I went up and saw these two men on the top of the last witness—as soon as they saw me coming, they rose from the man, and one walked very quietly along the pavement towards Mile End—and the other crossed the road—I took McCarthy, I searched him and found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and two half-pence on him—he said, "I am not a thief, I am an honest man."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-41" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL REARDON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K R</hi> 9). I was with the last witness on this morning—I saw the two prisoners on top of the prosecutor—they got up and walked away, I took Hill into custody—he said, "I am no thief."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hill. Q.</hi> Did I not say I received a pension?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Afterwards you did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hiles Defence.</hi> As I was going home, I saw two men holding another man; he called out, and I went to see what was the matter; he seemed very drunk. I was trying to get him up, with the other young man, and fell down, and hurt my leg a good deal, and when I started to go towards home I had to walk very slowly. The constable came from the other side of the road and I stopped, as I thought he wanted to ask me a question. He struck me several times, and knocked me down. I did not know what I was charged with till I was at the station in the morning. I am quite innocent of this charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">McCarthys Defence.</hi> The prosecutor said at the station he was as much in fault as I was. I was going home, and was stopped by the policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PECK</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The prosecutor did not say he was as much in fault as the others;' he did not say anything then, he was perfectly drunk—his pockets were all torn.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-43" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL REARDON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I did not strike Hill, he was very vio
<lb/>lent—he had been drinking, but he was not drunk.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-514-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. to stealing a pair of elastic stockings and other goods, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-514-offence-1 t18690607-name-45"/>Charles Maw</persName>, his master—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-514-18690607 t18690607-514-punishment-5"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>515.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-515-offence-1 t18690607-name-47"/>Henry Zingler</persName> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-515-18690607 t18690607-515-punishment-6"/>Twelve Month' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> And
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<interp inst="t18690607-515-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-515-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>516.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA WOOD</hi> (23)</persName>
<rs id="t18690607-516-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-516-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-516-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to stealing two blankets and other articles, of
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-516-offence-1 t18690607-name-49"/>Henry Foreman</persName>, her master—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-516-18690607 t18690607-516-punishment-7"/>Four Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18690607-516-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>517.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WILSON</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690607-517-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-517-18690607 t18690607-517-punishment-8"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>519.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HUMPHREY LAWLER</hi> (37)</persName>, was indicted
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-52" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY CARFEW</persName> </hi>. I keep the Prince Albert, in St. Martin's Lane—on 17th May, after midnight, I served the prisoner with a half-pint of beer, which come to 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>—I put it in the till, there were no other shillings there; I gave him his change, 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and some coppers; he drank the beer and left—about two minutes afterwards he came in at another door, and said, "Give me two for one," laying down 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I took it, and found it was bad—I then looked at the other shilling and found that was bad—I followed, and saw him coming out of the Sovereign public-house opposite—I then spoke to 29 C; and then saw the prisoner come out of the Sovereign public-house—I said, "That was a bad shilling you gave me for that half-pint of beer"—he said, "Sooner than make a fuss about it, I will give you another"—I said, "You have been over to Mr: Everson's to pass that other shilling "—he said, "No; I have not, I have thrown it away"—I said, "I shall go over to Mr. Evereon's and see whether they have taken a bad shilling of you or not "—I did so, leaving him in charge—I afterwards gave the bad shilling I found in my till to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-53" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-53" type="surname" value="SPONG"/>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change; he then asked me to oblige him with two sixpences for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and handed me a new shilling, which I threw into the till—there were other shillings there, but no new ones—shortly after this Carfew came in—Mr. Everson was then there—I looked in the till, and found the new shilling; it was bad—I gave it to Mr. Everson.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-54" type="surname" value="EVERSON"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-54" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EVERSON</persName> </hi>. My barmaid handed me a bright shilling—I gave it to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-55" type="surname" value="VINE"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-55" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER VINE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 29). I was on duty in St. Martin's Lane, and Carfew called my attention to the prisoner coming out of the Sovereign—I took him, and received a shilling from Carfew and another from Everson—I found on him 13
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper and 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good silver—he said, "The best thing I can do is to give you ten
<hi rend="italic">bob</hi> to let me go."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-56" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these two shillings are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent. There were other people in the shop, who are as likely to have given the money which was in the till, as me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-519-18690607 t18690607-519-punishment-9"/>Fifteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>519.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES BUNCE</hi> (23)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES VINE</hi> (33)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecutions.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SUSSUMS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F R</hi> 12). On the night of 18th May, I was on duty near Chandos Street, Strand—White spoke to me in Chandos Street, and pointed out the prisoners, who were standing at the top of King William Street, in conversation, for three or four minutes—they then went on, and Vine left Bunce and went into the Marquis of Granby, Chandoa Street—Bunce walked on towards Bedford Street, and waited about—I watched him twenty minutes or half-an-hour till Vine came out again and joined him—I spoke to them in Bedford Street, and asked if they' had any. thing about them—Bunch said, "No"—I said, "I shall take you in cus
<lb/>tody</p>
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<p>on suspicion of having counterfeit, money in your possesion"—they refused to be searched in the street, and we took them to Bow Street—the corner of Russell Street, Covent Garden, Bunce tried to throw me down; made a rush at some area railings, and threw something down, done up in tissue-paper—it rattled on some iron wire over the area; it sounded like money, I heard it jink—he endeavoured to get from me, and to kick me; we had a struggle—nobody would assist me, and I drew my truncheon and struck him across the shoulders—I afterwards handed him to another constable, and went back to the area, where Mill handed me seven counterfeit florins and some tissue paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I searched the prisoners at the station, and found on Bunce four shillings, thirteen sixpences, and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, good money, and several pieces of paper in which money had been appa
<lb/>rently wrapped—I found this bad florin in his right hand pocket, not the pocket where the good money was—he said that he knew nothing about the florins—I found on Vine 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., six sixpences, and 14 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Bunce. Q.</hi> After you had searched me did not you say, "Here is another 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Vine. Q.</hi> Did you go to my address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I found it correct—I went to your employers—they gave you a very good character as to honesty—you had a bad arm.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-60" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WHITR</persName> </hi>. I am a plasterer—I was in Chandoe Street, and saw the prisoners come there about 6.50—Vine pulled a can out of his pocket, and gave it to Bunce—they both went across the road together, met a little girl, gave her the can, and told her to get some bread—Bunce then walked down to Chandos Street a little way, and I suppose Vine gave a nod when the girl was coming back—they met her, and she handed Bunce the change and a loaf, which he tied up in a handkerchief—they walked away together towards the Strand, where they stood at the corner for ten minutes, talking—the constable came up about 7.15—I called his attention to them, and saw Bunce struggle with him—I saw him move something out of his hands—the girl is not here—she went away—I could not see what shop she went to, because it is the second shop round the corner, in a court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-61" type="surname" value="LIGHTFOOT"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-61" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LIGHTFOOT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F R</hi> 4). I was called, and took charge of Vine—I went to a baker's shop at 2, Bedford Court, Chandos Street, which White pointed out, and a woman gave me this bad shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-62" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-62" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-62" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HILL</persName> </hi>. I am shopwoman at the baker's shop—on 18th May, a little after 7 o'clock, I served a little girl with a half-quartern loaf—she gave me is., which I put in the till—there was no silver there but a threepenny
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi>, which I gave in change, and sixpennyworth of coppers—Sergeant Light-foot came soon afterwards, and I looked in the till and found the bad shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-63" type="surname" value="MILL"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-63" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MILL</persName> </hi>. I am cellarman at 11, Russell Street, Govent Garden, which is at the corner—I heard a scuffle, and saw Bunce and the constable struggling near the railings—shortly afterwards Sunnis came back, and in consequence of what he said I looked in the area and picked up a parcel of coins interleaved with paper—I handed it to the constable—it contained seven florins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-64" type="surname" value="SUSSUMS"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SUSSUMS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I found a threepenny
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi> on Vine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-65" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin is bad—these seven other florins are bad, and the whole eight are from one mould—this shilling is bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Vine's Defence.</hi> I never had bad money on me in my life.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BUNCE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690607-519a-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-519a-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-519a-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18690607-519a-punishment-10" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-519a-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-519a-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-519a-18690607 t18690607-519a-punishment-10"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">VINE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690607-519a-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-519a-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-519a-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18690607-519a-punishment-11" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-519a-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-519a-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-519a-18690607 t18690607-519a-punishment-11"/>He received a good character.—Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>520.
<persName id="def1-520-18690607" type="defendantName">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JEREMIAH KING</hi> (24)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-520-18690607" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-520-18690607" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-520-18690607" type="age" value="27"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT TIGG</hi> (27)</persName>
<rs id="t18690607-520-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-520-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-520-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having a galvanic battery, knowing that it had been used for shaking coun
<lb/>terfeit coin.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRSUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WSLHAM</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-68" type="surname" value="BRANNAN"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-68" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the Treasury on matters relating to coin—on 12th May I went to 6, Eltham Place, Stony, in consequence of information—the prisoners had then been taken in custody, and I had seen them at the station—their room is the first-floor back—the house consists of four rooms—I found Dickenson in possession of the room—I found a temporary bench fixed from the wainsooat to the window, upon which were a quantity of plaster of Paris articles, which appeared to been moulds, and a file on the window-ledge, with white metal in its teeth and some iron clamps to hold the metal when it is in a state of fusion—there were a quantity of metal dregs under the stage—Sergeant Bridge handed me these five
<hi rend="italic">gets</hi>, which are the overflow of the metal when the mould is full—these ten bands are to form the moulds in—here is plaster adhering to them, and a little grease, which is to keep the plaster from sticking—this grainers' comb is used as a burnisher for the counterfait coin—this glass, covered with lamp-black, is to give the coin a dull circulating appearance—I also found this piece of wood with two nitches in it, to insert the coins in and hold them; here is metal in this ladle—I also found pliers, copper—wire, tissue-paper, and all the implements which I have on various occasions found in the possession of coiners—when we returned to the station this cylinder and jar were pissed on the inspector's deak, and King said, "You have got my machine there"—I said, "Yes, you will have to account for it"—he said, "All right; I had it for my own amusement; it is used for electro-plating"—this copper-wire has been dipped in cyanide of silver; it is coiled so as to hold a coin—I found this copper-sheet with hooks in the room—it hangs on a stove, and may have been used for drying plaster of Paris moulds—there was no food or furniture in the room—I have had thirty years experience—these fragments have formed a mould for making counterfeit coin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was a man named Alson examined at the Police Court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; as a witness for the prosecution—I do not think he is a witness to-day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hear him bound over?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He signed his deposition, and was ordered to attend at the next examination, but did not do so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-69" type="surname" value="BARNARD"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARNARD</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I am a labourer, of 6, Eltham Place, Stepney, and let lodgings there—on Sunday, 9th May, I let the first-floor back to the prisoner King, and he paid me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. deposit—he said that he was a silver-plater, and was single, and his mother could find him some bedding—all he wanted was to put up a little bench—I said there are some boards outside, you can use them—he came in next morning, but I was at work at the time—when I came home I heard him at work, and took him up a cup of tea, two slices of bread-and-butter, and a rasher of bacon, but the door was fastened—Mr. Alson, who was inside with King, came and took it from me—Alson occupied the front-room first-floor—Alson brought King on Sunday, and introduced him—Alson brought some furniture—when Alson took the food in there was someone there—I do not know what King used the room for.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> On what day did Alson come?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the Friday before—I never saw Tigg there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-70" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-70" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TURNER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). I received information from Alson, and went to 6, Eltham Place, Stepney, on 11th May, or early on the morn
<lb/>ing of the 12th—Alson was at the Police Court the first day, and was ordered to attend again but did not—I obtained a summons and tried to serve it upon him, but could not—I went with Brannan in the middle of the night, and saw these articles found—I found this piece of a mould and this file with metal in its teeth—I heard it stated to King at the station what had been found in his room, and he said, "Quite true"—it was said that some pieces of plaster of Paris had been found which appeared to have been used for making counterfeit coin—he said, "Very likely"—Tigg was present but made no observation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the galvanic battery produced at that time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-71" type="surname" value="STEELS"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIUM"/>WILLIUM STEELS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Earl of Derby public-house, South Hackney—on 11th May I served Tigg with a half-pint of beer—he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I told him it was bad, and put it to my teeth—I put it on the counter—he said, "I do not know where I got it," paid with a good one, and went away with the bad one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-72" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-72" type="surname" value="GARRETT"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-72" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA GARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Royal Oak, Dalston—on 11th May I served King with a half pint of beer—he offered me a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I saw it was bad, and handed it to a customer, who bent it; and King broke it, threw it on the ground, and said that he did not know it was bad—he gave me a good 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and went away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-73" type="surname" value="BRIDON"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-73" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRIDON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi>). I took King at Tigg's house, 3, Church Path, Stepney, close to 6, Eltham Place, about 10.30 on the night of the 11th—I told him it was for having implements for making counterfeit coin in his possession—he said, "Oh, indeed; you need not hold me, I will go quietly with you"—we conveyed them both to the station—I went to 6, Eltham Place, and brought away this tissue paper and galvanic battery, which was lying in a desk at the station—and King said, "Oh, I see you have got my machine there."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-74" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am acquainted with the manner of making counter-felt coin and the implements used—all these articles might be used for making counterfeit coin—here is part of a mould for a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—it has the knerling and the lettering—a galvanic battery is an essential machine for coining—there is always a kind of coil to put the coins in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690607-520-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-520-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-520-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>521.
<persName id="def1-521-18690607" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-521-18690607" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-521-18690607" type="age" value="54"/>
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<interp inst="def1-521-18690607" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HARRIS</hi> (54)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-521-18690607" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-521-18690607" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-521-18690607" type="age" value="19"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK RADNOR</hi> (19)</persName>
<rs id="t18690607-521-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-521-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-521-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Un
<lb/>lawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted tile Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Radnor.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-77" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-77" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-77" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH COOK</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Noah's Ark, 313, Oxford Street—on May 24th, between 3 and 4 o'clock, I served Harris with a glass of stout—he gave me a florin—I bent it very easily, and told him it was bad—he said that he took it in change for a sovereign—he took it back and paid me with a good half-crown and left—he was alone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-78" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-78" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS WARD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Red Lion, Old Cavendish Street—on 24th May I saw my barman serve Harris with some beer—he tendered a bad florin, which the barman handed to me—I bit it, and made two holes in it, saying, "We have so many had coins, I shall deface every one of them"—he</p>
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<p>said that he was very sorry, he did it unknowingly; Good forbid that he should pass bad money knowingly—he paid with good money and left—I followed him to Cavendish Square, where be remained against the railings for some minutes, and then walked towards Holies Street, and was joined by Radnor—they stood conversing two or three minutes, and I saw their hands together as if they were passing something, but I was twenty or thirty yards away—they walked down Holies Street, and I ran back and met them at the reverse end, still together—they went towards the Circus—Harris went into the Scotch Stores, and Radnor remained outside, by a jeweller's shop, about ten yards off—Harris came out in four or five minutes and joined Radnor—they stood at the corner giving me time to speak to a detective who I met—they then went up Phoenix Yard—I went to the reverse end and met them at the corner—they went up Princes Street, and stood talking a quarter of an hour at the corner of Phaenix Road—Radnor had a paper, and I saw their hands together—Harris then went into the Phaenix, and I went in after him but into another department—Radnor walked up Castle Street, and after I had been in the Phoenix some time Radnor came in—Harris called for a glass of stout, and the barmaid said "This is a bad florin"—I then gave information.—a constable was sent for—and the prisoners then denied all knowledge of each other—they were given in custody—the prisoner asked for the florin—Harris said, "I know nothing about it"—but it was found at his heels—I had seen his hand move behind him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was Radnor searched?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—no bad coin was found on him—he was perfectly sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-79" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-79" type="surname" value="GEORGR"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-79" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE GEORGR</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Phoenix public-house, kept by Mr. Foster—I served Harris with a glass of stout; he gave me a florin—I saw that it was bad, spoke to Mr. Foster, and then returned it to Harris, telling him it was bad—he said he was very sorry, God forbid that he should pass such a coin, but he had received it in change for a half sovereign—it was a little smooth on the side of the edge—Mr. Ward came to the other side, and said that the two men had been to several houses, passing counterfeit coin—Radnor then came, a constable was called, and they were given in charge—the same florin was found on the floor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-80" type="surname" value="TIMMS"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TIMMS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 236
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). I took Harris—he put his hand behind him—I found the florin at his heels—I found on him at the station two shillings, seven sixpences, and 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and on Radnor five shillings, two sixpences, and 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-81" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAINES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 123
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). Mr. Ward pointed out the prisoners to me near the Scotch Stores, Oxford Street—they joined at the corner of Phoenix Yard, and I followed them; I was in plain clothes—they put their hands together to and fro, and appeared to be counting money—Harris went into the Phoenix public-house, and Radnor leaned on some railings—I told him I should take him in custody—he said, "What do you take me for, I know nothing of this man; he asked me to show him the way to Regent Circus."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-82" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad florin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Harris produced a written defence, stating gnat he received the coin in change for a half-sovereign, and did not know it was bad.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-521-18690607 t18690607-521-punishment-12"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>522.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH CUNLANE</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690607-522-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. to unlawfully obtain
<lb/>ing one ream of paper, and other goods, of
<persName id="t18690607-name-84" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-84" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-522-offence-1 t18690607-name-84"/>Joseph Corfield</persName>, by false pre
<lb/>tences</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690607-522-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-522-18690607 t18690607-522-punishment-13"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<p>523.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT ANDERSON</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690607-523-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-523-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/>, to breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-523-offence-1 t18690607-name-86"/>William Hudson</persName>, and stealing five coats, his property—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690607-523-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-523-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-523-18690607 t18690607-523-punishment-14"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18690607-523-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-523-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-523-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>524.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HIRAM FULLER</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-524-offence-1 t18690607-name-88"/>John George Harding</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690607-524-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-524-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-524-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>525.
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<interp inst="def1-525-18690607" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE THOMAS</hi> (46)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690607-525-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-525-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch, chain, and seals, of
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-90" type="surname" value="STURGE"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-90" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-525-offence-1 t18690607-name-90"/>George Sturge</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosscution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-91" type="surname" value="STURGE"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-91" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STURGE</persName> </hi>. I live at Northfield, Kent—on Friday, 21st May, about 1 o'clock, I was inside a hoarding in the Poultry, about to look at some Roman pavement that had been discovered there—I had a watch in my fob, with a chain and seals attached, it was pulled out of my pocket—I saw the prisoner the moment I felt the watch was gone—he darted under the barrier—I took hold of his coat, but could not keep him; he escaped from me—somebody else tried to detain him, but he escaped and got across the new sewer, and was then in a minute in the hands of the police—I went up, and my watch was then in the constable's hand—this is it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I take your watch from you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have no doubt you did—you did not stoop down and pick it up when I complained of losing it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-92" type="surname" value="NEWCOMB"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NEWCOMB</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 104). I was on duty inside the hoard
<lb/>ing—I heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and saw the prisoner running across some scaffolding that is erected over the sewer—I stopped him, and took him by the collar—someone said he had robbed a gentleman of his watch—I put my hand into his left trowsers pocket, and pulled out a handker
<lb/>chief, and as I did so he put his right hand into his right trowsers pocket and pulled this watch out, and endeavoured to pass it to somebody behind him—a gentleman took it from him and gave it to me, and the prosecutor came up and identified it—when the prisoner was charged he said that I put it into his pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> There was a great crowd; I picked the watch up and went away with it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-525-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-525-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He further</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at this Court, in April</hi>, 1863,
<hi rend="italic">when he wad sentenced to six years' penal servitude.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690607-525-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-525-18690607 t18690607-525-punishment-15"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>526.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL DEVINE</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690607-526-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-526-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery, with violence, with another person, upon
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-94" type="surname" value="SHELLEY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-526-offence-1 t18690607-name-94"/>Robert Shelley</persName>, and stealing 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his moneys.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-95" type="surname" value="SHELLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-95" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SHELLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet-maker, of 32, St. John's Terrace, Hackney Road—on the morning of 9th May, at 1 o'clock, I was going home, and about eight yards from my house I was knocked down, just as I turned the corner, by a blow from behind, on the back of my head—I did not see</p>
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<p>anyone before I was knocked down, or hear any footsteps—I was sober—I was returning from the theatre—when I was down they began to rifle my pockets—there were two of them—I could not distinguish their features, but I know the prisoner was one of them, by the light coat he had on—my clothes were torn right off me, and a half-crown and a shilling taken from my pocket by the other man while the prisoner held me down—there was a lamp directly opposite where I was knocked down—I did not call out at all; I could not—as soon as they let me go I got up—they went round the corner—I then cried, "Stop thief!" and Police!" and I had not got more than six yards before I saw the prisoner in the hands of the police—I only lost sight of him for two moments—the person who first stopped him is not here, but he walked with me to the station—I don't know what became of the second man—I have no doubt that the prisoner is the man who held me down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What became of the man who you say stopped the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He went away—he gave his address, and said he would appear, but he did not—I had only had one glass of beer with a friend as I came out of the theatre—I did not see who knocked me down—it was while I was on the ground that I identified the man in the light coat—that is the only way in which I identify the prisoner—the lump was not a yard off—I lost sight of the one that got away, but not of this one—I was a little stunned by the blow, but not to have any effect—I was alone—my friend had left me some time before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-96" type="surname" value="HANSON"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-96" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HANSON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 193). I was on duty in Hackney Road, near St. John's Terrace, on this morning, and heard the cry of "Police!" about seventy yards off—I ran in the direction and saw the prisoner stopped by a gentleman about thirty yards from where the prosecutor was knocked down—the gentleman said, "This is one of the two who were running"—I took the prisoner to the prosecutor, who was then about ten or twelve yards away, and he charged him with assault and robbery, in company with another man—the prisoner said he knew nothing at all about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the gentleman give his name and address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I went there, but could not find him—the prisoner said he knew nothing about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-97" type="surname" value="BROOKS"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-97" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BROOKS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 205). I was with Hanson when we heard the cry of "Police!"—we both ran and saw the prisoner in the hands of another person—there were several persons about the road, but no one running.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<p>527.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS MILSON</hi> (49)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BOYD</hi> (50)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD FILKINS</hi> (37)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690607-527-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-527-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing a ton of coals of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MILSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-527-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-527-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18690607-527-punishment-16" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-527-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-527-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-527-18690607 t18690607-527-punishment-16"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATCHRTT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">defended Boyd.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-102" type="surname" value="BIRKBECK"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-102" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BIRKBECK</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Lockett & Judkins—the three prisoners were in their employ—on 12th April they had an order from White Lion Wharf to go to the Camden depot, and load six tons of coal.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you known Boyd?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About five years—he has borne a good character, with some exceptions—he was in the employ five years, of and on—our customers on two occasions complained.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="186906070018"/>
<p>of him, once for attempting to take away an old sword and scabbard from a cellar, and once about a handkerchief that was missing; but we could not prove it—Filkins was his
<hi rend="italic">trouncer.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-103" type="surname" value="WALTON"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-103" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WALTON</persName> </hi>. I am wharf clerk, at the Camden coal dept. of Messrs. Lockett & Judkins—on 12th April, I delivered four tons of coal to Boyd, and two tons to Milson; the four tons were in a wagon, and the two in a van—Filkins was trouncer to the wagon—the van left about half an hour before the wagon—Milson was in charge of the van, and Boyd of the wagon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-104" type="surname" value="HATCH"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-104" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HATCH</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Dupre of Portland Place—on 12th April some coals were delivered at my master's—the wagon came to the house first under the charge of Boyd—I had occasion to go down the street, and saw the van, and Milson lying with his head on the shaft; I thought there was a small quantity in it, and I walked round it, and counted ten full sacks, and some empty ones—I went and spoke to the butler, and when I came out again the van had drawn up alongside of the wagon, and they began to unload from the van, before the wagon load was completely discharged; they discharged all the coals while I stood there—I did not count the num
<lb/>ber of empty sacks, Boyd wished me to—when they had done, I said to them, "There is some more to come, is there not?"—Milson said, "Oh no, there is the right quantity of sacks there"—I said, "There is the right quantity of sacks, no doubt, but 'where are the coals?"—he assured me that it was all right—I said, "I am sure they are not, I shall go and tell the butler"—Boyd wished me to count the sacks, when I was going away—Filkins was there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Four tons were delivered from the wagon?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and two tons ought to have been delivered from the van.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-105" type="surname" value="GARNER"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-105" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH GARNER</persName> </hi>. I am butler to Mr. Dupre—on 12th April, I received some information from Hatch—after the coals had been discharged, Milson and Filkins' came to me, and asked me to sign the ticket—I said "I believe the quantity of coals was not put in the cellar," and I refused to sign it; it was a ticket for two tone—Milson was very tipsy, he and the trouncers tried very much to persuade me that the coals were all right; but I refused to sign, as I knew perfectly well that the coals were not put in—Boyd came to me afterwards, with Milson, and asked me to sign the tickets—I refused to sign Milson's—Boyd said, "You will sign mine?"—I said, "Yes, I will sign yours, because I believe you have delivered the proper quantity, but I won't sign Milson's"—Boyd asked me to look over it this time, and if I would, he said he or we will bring you a ton to-morrow or the day after—I said I could not do that, because I had already spoken to Mr. Dupre, and he had instructed me to write to Messrs. Lockett & Judkins, and to lock up the cellar.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you sign Boyd's ticket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he delivered his quantity all right—Milson was very drunk, but Boyd was not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-106" type="surname" value="HAWKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-106" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I apprehended the prisoners—I took Milson first on 15th May—I took Boyd on the 17th—I told him the charge—he said he knew nothing about it—I took Filkins afterwards—he said, "I had very little to do with it, I did go with Milson, and we sold the coals for 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Filkins.</hi> I had none of the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Boyd received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BOYD</hi>
<rs id="t18690607-527-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-527-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-527-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18690607-527-punishment-17" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-527-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-527-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-527-18690607 t18690607-527-punishment-17"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FILKINS</hi>.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690607-527-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-527-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-527-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18690607-527-punishment-18" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-527-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-527-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-527-18690607 t18690607-527-punishment-18"/>Four Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>528.
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<interp inst="def1-528-18690607" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-528-18690607" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def1-528-18690607" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="def1-528-18690607" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY MARTIN</hi> (21)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-528-18690607" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-528-18690607" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-528-18690607" type="age" value="24"/>
<interp inst="def2-528-18690607" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="def2-528-18690607" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WALKER</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t18690607-528-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-528-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-528-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>, Stealing a horse, a van, and thirteen boxes of oranges, of
<persName id="t18690607-name-109" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-109" type="surname" value="PLUMBRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-109" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-528-offence-1 t18690607-name-109"/>Edward Plumbridge</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LWIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conduced the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defences.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-110" type="surname" value="SPIERS"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-110" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SPIERS</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Mr. Plumridge, fruiterer, of 111, Fleet Street—on Friday, 7th May, about 7.30, I was in charge of a one-horse van, in Thames Street, opposite Botolph's Lane, counting thirteen boxes of oranges—I had occasion to leave the van for five or seven minutes to go into a shop for some potatoes, and when I returned it was gone—I saw Walker standing at the horse's head, when I left the van, and two others with him, who I can't identity—I saw the van again on Saturday morning, in possession of the police, but not the oranges—they were worth 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a box—the horse and van were worth 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-111" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-111" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Mr. Scott, a fruiterer, of 119, Drury Lane—on Friday evening, 7th May, I was with my van in Thames Street, in front of Mr. Plumridge's van—I saw the last witness leave it—I saw the prisoners together at the corner of Botolph Lane, with another not in custody—the other got on the van and drove it away, and the prisoners followed it along Thames Street on the run—Martin spoke to me and said, "All right, Scott, take no notice."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were there a good many people about?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and vans and people going each way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the prisoners before the third man got up into the van?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, standing in Thames Street—they were not near the van when I first saw them, but when I saw the man go away with it they were walking up towards it—they were not with the third man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-112" type="surname" value="THOROGOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-112" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES THOROGOOD</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Mr. Scott—I was with last witnees in his van—I saw the prisoners just by our van—Martin came up to us and said, "Take no notice, Scott, it is all right"—I then saw a man get up into Mr. Plumridge's van and dive it away, and the prisoners followed it on the run—I had not seen them with the third man before that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-113" type="surname" value="BALDWIN"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BALDWIN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 737). On Saturday evening, 8th May, I apprehended the prisoners at a public-house in Spitalfield—I told Walker I wanted him for being concerned with two others in stealing thirteen boles of oranges from a van in Lower Thames Street last night—he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he not say that he knew nothing about it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not then—he did afterwards—after the remand, when he was taken below, he said, "I'm d—d if I should not have got off if I had not spoken to Scott's man that night."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-114" type="surname" value="CARRINGTON"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-114" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>JONATHAN CARRINGTON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 724). I was with Baldwin—I told Martin the charge—he said he knew nothing at all about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-115" type="surname" value="ASTER"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-115" type="given" value="NOAH"/>NOAH ASTER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 380). I found the van—it was empty.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690607-528-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-528-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-528-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18690607-529" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18690607"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-529" type="date" value="18690607"/>
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<p>529.
<persName id="def1-529-18690607" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-529-18690607" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-529-18690607" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def1-529-18690607" type="surname" value="JOINER"/>
<interp inst="def1-529-18690607" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JOINER</hi> (21)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-529-18690607" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-529-18690607" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-529-18690607" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def2-529-18690607" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="def2-529-18690607" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JONES</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18690607-529-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-529-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-529-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling house of
<persName id="t18690607-name-118" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-118" type="surname" value="MORLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-118" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-529-offence-1 t18690607-name-118"/>Charles Morley</persName>, and stealing one clock and other goods, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted Me Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROOKS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">appeared for</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOINER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JONES</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-119" type="surname" value="LEWIS"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-119" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, and live in New Road, Hammer-smith, not far from Mr. Morley's, Wilton Lodge—on the morning of 7th</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="186906070020"/>
<p>May, about 6 o'clock, I was looking out of my window and saw the prisoner Jones run across a garden with a clock in his hand—he ran to a hedge—I then saw him leave the hedge without the clock—Joiner was standing in the road a little further down, watching—I then saw Jones climb over the wall of Wilton Lodge—it is rather a high wall—I saw him after that at the window—I went in and told my mother—when I looked again I saw Jones coming from the front gate of Wilton Lodge, and Joiner with him, carr
<lb/>ying a bag—, Jones passed an umbrella to Joiner—they were watching about—there were two more besides—Joiner and one of the others went up to the hedge, but I did not see what they did there, because of the wall—I went up the side way and watched them—they were then all four walking together, Joiner carrying the bag—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the bag—I gave in
<lb/>formation to the police, and they were afterwards apprehended.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROOKS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Looking out of my bed-room window, which looks out on the back side of the New Road—Wilton Lodge stands back from the road—Ravenscroft Row lies between our house and Wilton Lodge—the window I saw Jones at was over the police, higher than the wall—I saw Joiner in the New Road, and also in Ravenscroft Row, because when anyone came along he was obliged to walk on and change places.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far off was Jones when you saw him hand the umbrella?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About twenty-five yards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-120" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-120" type="surname" value="CALCOMB"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-120" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN CALCOMB</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Morley—on the night of 6th May I secured the fastenings of the house—the window over the portico was secured by an ordinary catch—I put up the chain to the front door—in the morning I found the door open and the catch put back—the door leading into the garden was also open—I had closed that the night before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-121" type="surname" value="MORLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-121" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MORLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at Wilton Lodge, New Road, Hammersmith—these clocks, umbrella, ink-stand, and envelopes are my property—they were safe in my house on the night of 6th May—a coat was taken away; the value of the property taken is about 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-122" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-122" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHITE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T R</hi> 50). On the morning of 7th May, Lewis gave me information, and pointed out the two prisoners; Joiner was carrying this bag, containing the things produced, and the umbrella in his hand—I obtained assistance, and stopped them—I asked Joiner what property he had—he said it was property he had picked up by the side of the road—I told him I should take him to the station, which I did, and found these things in the bag.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the prisoners waking together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; separately when I saw them, one on one side of the road, and one on the other, nearly twenty yards apart.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BROOKE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not Joiner say it was property he had had given him to carry?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said so at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-123" type="surname" value="ATKINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-123" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ATKINSON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 337). I took Jones—I asked why he was out so early in the morning—he said he was coming from Hounslow—he was quite a stranger in the place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690607-529-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-529-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-529-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-529-18690607 t18690607-529-punishment-19"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ROWLAND</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690607-530-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assaultWithIntent"/>, Unlawfully attempting to car
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-530-offence-1 t18690607-name-125"/>Jemima Witham</persName>, she being under the age of ten years.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOLLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<p>531.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE McDONALD</hi> (16)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690607-531-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<interp inst="t18690607-531-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. to feloniously forging and uttering an order for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-531-18690607 t18690607-531-punishment-20"/>Two Years' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>532.
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<interp inst="def1-532-18690607" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-532-18690607" type="age" value="33"/>
<interp inst="def1-532-18690607" type="surname" value="ROW"/>
<interp inst="def1-532-18690607" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ROW</hi> (33)</persName>
<rs id="t18690607-532-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-532-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-532-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a request for the delivery of two sacks of peas, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-128" type="surname" value="MOGGINNT"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MOGGINNT</persName> </hi>. I live at 95, Belgrave Street, Stepney, and am fore-man to Benjamin Boucher, a corn merchant—the prisoner brought me this letter to the warehouse, he was a stranger to me—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Messrs. Boucher. Please to deliver to bearer two sacks of split peas. Yours, & C., W. J. Whipper")—I supplied him with the peas, as I knew Mr. Whipper—they were worth 54
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he took them away on a truck.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I say that I came from Mr. Whipper?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-129" type="surname" value="WHIPPER"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-129" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHNSON"/>WILLIAM JOHNSON WHIPPER</persName> </hi>. I am an oilman, of 134, Cable Street—I do not know the prisoner—this note is not hi my writing, or written by my authority—the signature is not mine—I deal with the prosecutor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-130" type="surname" value="STIGANT"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-130" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED STIGANT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 90). I took the prisoner, and told him he was charged with receiving two sacks of peas—he said, "I know nothing of it"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> On Whit Monday I was sent for the peas by a man named Harrison; I was to receive 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for taking them. I took them, and the man gave me a half-crown. They were found at the place where they were left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MOGGINNY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the order made out to Harrison?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the note was signed by the name of Ayres.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The delivery note was made out in the name of Harrison, the clerk made it out
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> The two sacks were sold at 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each, their value being 54
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the prisoner and I went together to hire the barrow, I told him he could get one opposite, and went with him; the man then stated that he would do it for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the man wheeled the barrow and the prisoner pushed behind—the costermonger is not here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I told you where the barrow was engaged, where they were going to, and that was the place I left them at, and where they were found. I was sent by Harrison, the delivery note was in his name; I took the peas where I was told to take them, and got 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., half-a-crown for myself, and half-a-crown for the man.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-532-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>533.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CAMBRAY</hi> (31)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD STRATTON</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690607-533-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-533-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-133" type="surname" value="SEATON"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-133" type="given" value="SAMUEL WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-533-offence-1 t18690607-name-133"/>Samuel William Seaton</persName>, and stealing therein one dish, 8lbs. of sausages, and other articles, his property, to which</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STRATTON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18690607-533-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-533-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-533-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. *—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690607-533-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-533-punishment-21" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-533-18690607 t18690607-533-punishment-21"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BULLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-134" type="surname" value="SEATON"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-134" type="given" value="SAMUEL WILLIAM"/>SAMUEL WILLIAM SEATON</persName> </hi>. I am a pork butcher, at 17 and 23, Walmer Terrace, Notting Hill—on 12th May I went to bed at 11.30, leaving my shop fast—I was aroused about 2 o'clock, and the constable showed me some pork, value above 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which was safe in my shop window when I</p>
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<p>went to bed—Stratton was in the constable's custody, and one of the shut
<lb/>ten had been removed—there is no glass to the window.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-135" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-135" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HARRIS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 232). I was on duty on this morning, and saw Stratton in the "Potteries," 150 yards from the prosecutor's shop, coming from it—he saw me coming, and threw away a dish of meat which he had, and ran away—I pursued and caught him—I scarcely lost sight of him for two seconds, turning the corner—I said, "What did you throw away?"—he said, "I did not take it"—I took him back, and found a dish, three pieces of cooked meat, and some black pudding—I then locked him up—Inspector Charlwood came up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-136" type="surname" value="CHARLWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-136" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CHARLWOOD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector X</hi>). On 12th May I found Stratton in custody—I went to Cambray's lodgings—I knew him by the name of Country
<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi>—I knocked at the door, and asked if he was in—they said "No"—I said, "I know he is, I want to see him"—the door was then opened; I went up stairs, and found him in a cupboard with the door locked—he had on all his clothes but his coat—as soon as he saw me, he said, "So help me God, I have not been in the 'Potteries' to-night"—I said, "I want you for breaking into Seaton's shop, and stealing some meat"—he said, "I know nothing about it, you have got the wrong man; it will take a b—lot of you to take me"—he resisted at first, and I had to get the assistance of a sergeant and constable, to whom I handed him over—I found on him a knife and some silver.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cambray.</hi> Where did I resist?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> In the road, and you tried to throw me down stairs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-137" type="surname" value="BRANNAN"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-137" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant X</hi> 4). On 12th May, about 2 o'clock, I was passing, and saw Mr. Seaton's shutter down, and directly afterwards heard a cry of "Stop thief" and saw Cambray fifteen yards off, running away—I pursued him about 300 yards, but lost sight of him—I returned to the shop, and saw Stratton in custody—Charlwood came up, and I went with him to Silchester Mews, and was present when Cambray was found in a cupboard—he was violent—there is no wall to the staircase, and he tried to throw us both down—I found some saveloys in the direction he had run—the prosecutor identified them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-138" type="surname" value="HUTLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-138" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS HUTLEY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 32). I was on duty at Notting Hill, heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and saw Stratton running—I had seen the prisoners together, about twenty minutes before, in the fields at the back of the "Potteries."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CAMERAY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-533-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690607-533-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-533-punishment-22" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-533-18690607 t18690607-533-punishment-22"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN TILLEY</hi> (53)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690607-534-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing thirty-five cakes of soap, seven cases of perfume, and seventeen bottles, the property of
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-140" type="surname" value="MATHER"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-140" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-534-offence-1 t18690607-name-140"/>William Mather</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-141" type="surname" value="LYTHEL"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-141" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LYTHEL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi> 169). On 4th May I was with another detective named Randall, in Newgate Street—I saw the prisoner cross Newgate Street, to Ivy Lane, with this handkerchief on his shoulder—I fol
<lb/>lowed him, overtook him, and said, "What have you got in that bundle?"—at first he made no reply—I asked him again, and he said he should not tell us—I then saw that it was soap—I said, "You have got some soap there"—he said, "I know I have"—I asked him where he got it from—he</p>
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<p>said, "I bought it to-day of a man in Smithfield"—I asked him what the man was, and he Mid he did net know—he said he worked at the Old Royal Baths, in Bath Street, Newgate Street—I have seen the prosecutor's pre
<lb/>mises—the rear of the baths abuts his premises—on the way to the station the prisoner said, "I bought it on the crow, but I am not going to
<hi rend="italic">round</hi> on the man I bought it of—I took him to the station, searched him, and found in his handkerchief four cases of perfume, thirty-four cakes of soap, and in his pocket one of the same pieces of soap—he refused to give his address—I made inquiries, found out where he lived, and I found property at his lodgings.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was he not taken before Mr. Alderman Causton, at Guildhall, and charged with unlawful possession?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I think so—he was then remanded—he was represented by a solicitor there—I was not in Court at the opening of the case before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-142" type="surname" value="RANDALL"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-142" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RANDALL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi> 168). I ascertained that the prisoner lived at 2, Victoria Place, New Cut, Lambeth—I went there with the last witness, searched, and found this box, containing ten bottles of Eau de Cologne, six empty glass stopper-bottles, and some labels, with Mr. Mather's name on them—I saw the prisoner afterwards, and he made a statement to me—I said to him, "Tilley, I found out where you lived; I suppose you know what we have found?"—he said, "Tee, the things were got from the window, by the ladder, but the ladder was not brought there for the express purpose"—I have seen the premises—a person could get in the way stated by the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you mean to say he volunteered that statement?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was not asked for it—I did not say to him, "If you will tell us about this we will make it right for you"—another constable was with me—I was present on the first occasion before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-143" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STUART</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Mather, a druggist and sun
<lb/>driesman, at 14, Bath Street—these goods are ours—we keep such articles on the first-floor—these perfumes are similar to those we hare in stook—these labels are ours.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose you supply a great many perfumers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We do—we do country trade, and not much in London—I can swear that these articles are manufactured by us—I can't swear to the soap—that is of foreign manufacture.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-534-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-534-18690607 t18690607-534-punishment-23"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>535.
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<interp inst="def1-535-18690607" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-535-18690607" type="age" value="36"/>
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<interp inst="def1-535-18690607" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MILLER</hi> (36)</persName>
<rs id="t18690607-535-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18690607-535-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-535-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for the delivery of two bales of goods, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-145" type="surname" value="HEALEY"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-145" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HEALEY</persName> </hi>. I live at High Street, Liverpool—my son alto lives in Liverpool—about the beginning of May I expected from him three bales of goods—he notified to me that they had come—one of them consisted of blankets and bedding—the other two contained men and women's apparel—the value of these two bales was 71
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on 6th May I saw the prisoner at the Oakley Arms—I told him I would give him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. if he would go to the railway to receive some goods—I had never seen him before—he went with me to King's Cross—I asked for one of the three bales, which was given to me—that one contained the blankets and bedding—I told the prisoner the value of the other two bales—I took the one out to pay the carriage of the other two—I went with the prisoner to a pawnbroker's, and pawned the bale—I gave the prisoner 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he went away, and I did not see him again till</p>
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<p>he was in custody—I went to King's Cross to get the remaining bales, and I was then shown an order for their delivery, showing that someone else had taken them away—I did not give the prisoner or anyone else autho
<lb/>rity to receive the two bales that were left—the order is not in my writing—I saw the prisoner on the 3rd, in the Waterloo Road, and gave him into custody—he was wearing a coat, a shirt, and handkerchief, which had been taken out of one of the bales—I am quite positive of that—I never gave the prisoner any of those goods, or anyone else.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-146" type="surname" value="WORN"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-146" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WORN</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the goods office of the Great Northern Railway Company, King's Cross—previous to Thursday, 6th May, three trusses of goods were deposited there, in the name of Mr. Healey—about 1 o'clock on that day Mr. Healey and the prisoner came to the office, and on receiving an order from the delivery clerk, I handed to Mr. Healey one of the three trusses, and he took it away—next day, the 7th, the prisoner came to the office with another man, between 8 and 9 o'clock—the delivery clerk handed me this order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I was at the counter at the time—I handed the prisoner the two remaining trusses, and I assisted them to load them into a cart which they brought with them—I did not see what name was on the cart—they then drove away—I am quite sure the prisoner was the man who came before with Mr. Healey.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-147" type="surname" value="STILE"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-147" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH STILE</persName> </hi>. I am a delivery clerk at the goods office of the Great Northern Railway—on 7th May, the prisoner came and produced this order, purporting to be signed by Mr. Healey—I made an entry of it, and he signed some name in the delivery-book, which I cannot read—he paid 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the carriage—I then gave him this order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), to take to the delivery porter—I did not see him receive the goods—I am quite sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-148" type="surname" value="RANCE"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RANCE</persName> </hi>. I am a constable in the service of the Great Northern Railway—on the morning of 7th May I saw the prisoner and another man in the goods shed—I saw Worn assist them in putting two trusses of goods into a cart—I am quite sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-149" type="surname" value="HOUGHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-149" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOUGHAM</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman L</hi> 159). On 13th May, between 5 and 6 o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came to me, and said that he under
<lb/>stood that he had been looked for—I asked who had looked for him and where—he mentioned the Oakley Arms, in Oakley Street—I had him de
<lb/>tained, and went there—I found out where the prosecutor lived, and asked if he had lost anything, and if he wanted to give anyone in custody—the prisoner said he was innocent of the charge Mr. Healey gave him in cus
<lb/>tody for; that the coat was given to him on the 6th, out of the bundle where the bedding was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Mr. Healey gave me the coat and shirt when we went to the pawnbroker's shop. He said, "There is the jacket I promised you, and he gave me the coat I am in now.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-535-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. *—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18690607-535-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-535-18690607 t18690607-535-punishment-24"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>536.
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<interp inst="def1-536-18690607" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-536-18690607" type="age" value="43"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER McKRETH</hi> (43)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690607-536-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing 250 pain of gloves, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-536-offence-1 t18690607-name-151"/>Charles George Uphill</persName> and others, his masters.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-152" type="surname" value="NEWSTEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-152" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT NEWSTEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller, and live at 1, Gains-borough Square—on the 5th May, I met the prisoner in Paternoster Row—he asked me if I would buy a pawn ticket—I said, "No"—he showed me these two tickets (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he said he had bought them—
<hi rend="italic">I</hi> took them of him, and went over the water to look at the gloves—I took</p>
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<p>two dozen gloves out of pledge, and pledged them again at Attenborough's in Newington Causeway, for more than I gave—I got 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. profit by it—I gave the prisoner 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and kept the half-crown myself—he gave it to me for my trouble—I met him again next day, and on the Saturday he gave me four tickets—I went to the pawnbroker's and redeemed three dozen gloves, for which I paid 27
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I afterwards re-sold them at a pound a dozen—I gave the difference to the prisoner—there was a ticket for some neck-ties amongst the four that he gave me—I went and looked at them, at Lawley's, in Farringdon Street, and then I thought they were traveller's samples—I took them out of pawn, and took them home with me, and took them back on the Monday morning to the prosecutor's, with the tickets—I have known the prisoner two or three years—I have known him to get drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was very much the worse for drink when I met him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-153" type="surname" value="WILDISH"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-153" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILDISH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Thomas Lawes, pawnbroker, at 15, Old Street—on the 5th May someone pledged some gloves at our place—these are them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-154" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-154" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to John Attenborough, pawnbroker, 80, Newington Causeway—on 1st of May, Newstead pawned two dozen pairs of gloves with us—he gave the name of John Williams—these are the gloves.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-155" type="surname" value="PAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-155" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to George Attenborough, 93, Old Kent Road—on 1st May someone pawned these eighteen pain of gloves with us, in the name of John Thompson.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-156" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Bravington, of 51, Princes Street, Leicester Square—on 20th April the prisoner pawned these neck
<lb/>ties—he said they were his property—he came again with some gloves; his wife came in and said they did not belong to him, and he was only pledging them for drink, and we refused to buy them—he gave the name of Thompson.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-157" type="surname" value="WILKINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-157" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILKINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Charles George Uphill & Co., glovers, Gary Lane—the things which have been produced belong to the prosecutor—they were entrusted to the prisoner's care—he was employed as traveller, and took them out as samples.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-158" type="surname" value="UPHILL"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-158" type="given" value="CHARLES GEORGE"/>CHARLES GEORGE UPHILL</persName> </hi>. I carry on business, with two others, at 3, Cary Lane—the prisoner has been in our service three or four months—he had 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a month, and 5 per cent commission—it was his duty to carry out samples of gloves, and take orders—he was not allowed to sell or part with his samples—about the middle of April he had some gloves given him to take out as samples—he did not return with them—on Saturday, 8th May, I met him coming out of a public-house—I asked him how it was he had not made his appearance for three weeks, and inquired after the samples—he said he would make them good in the course of time—I said that would not satisfy me—he said he had got rid of them; that he had pledged some, but he was so drunk he could not tell me where they were—the short time he has been with us he has been a very good man of business—the value of his samples was 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—his duty was to return them every other evening.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you say you were not disposed to prosecute?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not think I did; I may have, but I do not recollect it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I have used my best</p>
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<p>endeavours to recover the goods, and only a small portion is not recovered by the prosecutor."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have given every information in my power. I believe nearly the whole of the property has been recovered, and of course I shall make up whatever lose there is. I was not aware that the goods had been disposed of in the way that Newstead described at the Mansion House I have never been in prison before, and I will make up the loss as much as I possibly can.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor.—Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>537.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES COLE</hi> (41)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690607-537-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-537-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-537-offence-1 t18690607-name-160"/>Emily Jane Draper</persName>, and stealing thirteen knives, three forks, and two pairs of boots, the property of
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-161" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-537-offence-1 t18690607-name-161"/>Mary Ann Barker</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROOKE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-162" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-162" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 184). On Saturday, 15th May, I was on duty at Stockbridge Terrace, Pimlico—I saw the prisoner there, about 7 o'clock in the morning, carrying some knives and a pair of boots under his arm, and another pair of boots in his pocket—I asked him how he came possessed of them—he said he was a dealer in old knives and boots—I said, "There is a new pair"—he said they were all his—on the way to the station he said that I could have them if I liked—I asked him where he lived; he said Hounslow—I charged him at the station—I searched him, and found this knife in his pocket, broken—he was remanded for a week, and the prosecutrix came down and identified the property—he had a handkerchief in his pocket, with blood on it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-163" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-163" type="surname" value="BARKER"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-163" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BARKER</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Clifton Terrace, Spring Grove, Houns-low, with Mrs. Draper—on Friday night, 14th May, I went to bed between 10 and 11 o'clock—I locked up the place; all was safe then—I got up next morning at a little past 7 o'clock, and found the things in disorder—the kitchen window was wide open, and a pane of glass broken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-164" type="surname" value="BLAKE"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-164" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BLAKE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi> 34). On Saturday morning, from information, I went to Mrs. Draper's house, examined the, premises, and found that an entry had been effected by the kitchen window—a pane of glass was broken, by the catch—there was blood on the window sill—I saw the prisoner in Hounslow the night before the robbery—I found a out on the prisoner's right hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I bought the things about an hour before I was taken in custody. At 12 o'clock I was at Hammersmith.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-537-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. *—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690607-537-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-537-18690607 t18690607-537-punishment-26"/>Twelve Months' imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>538.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-538-offence-1 t18690607-name-166"/>Emma Brown</persName>, with intent to ravish her.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-538-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of an indecent assault.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-538-18690607 t18690607-538-punishment-27"/>Two Years' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>539.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL DONOVAN</hi> (19)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-539-offence-1 t18690607-name-168"/>Thomas Titkin</persName> with intent to rob him.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAMB</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-169" type="surname" value="TITKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-169" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TITKIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Stacey Street, St. Giles's—on 8th May, about 12.30 at night, prisoner and another man came upon me suddenly—he</p>
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<p>struck me a violent blow in the eye and knocked me down flat on my back—his hands were in my waistcoat pocket directly—I told him he was deceived, and there was nothing for him, and he ran off—I feel the effects of the blow now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there anything in your pocket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There were three penny pieces, but he did not feel them—this happened in New Compton Street, near St Giles' Church—I had been to the City—I had not been into a public-house since I left the
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>—I had been to my club—I was not coming out of a public-house when the blow was struck—I had not been into a public-house with the prisoner just before, and had a quarrel with him—I had had two glasses of ale about an hour before, in the City—I was not the worse for drink—I was quite sober—I did not have a quarrel with anybody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-170" type="surname" value="FLETCHER"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-170" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FLETCHER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 173). I took the prisoner—I found the prosecutor on his back, on the pavement, unable to get up—he was not drunk—he went to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not you say when you saw the two men, "You were both of you drunk?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not say it was no use looking him up—I came round the corner and saw the prisoner running, and stopped him—I did not see the blow struck—the prisoner was the only one I saw running—a man came from the other side of the street, and said the prisoner was the one who knocked the man down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18690607-539-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-539-18690607 t18690607-539-punishment-28"/>Twelve Month' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Mellor.</hi> </p>
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<p>540.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALICE BATES</hi> (34)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-540-offence-1 t18690607-name-172"/>Michael Straub</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offerted no evidence, the Grand Jury having ignored the Bill.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-540-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CRANBY</hi> (28)</persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLET</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-175" type="surname" value="DUFFY"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-175" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DUFFY</persName> </hi>. In September last I was third mate on board the
<hi rend="italic">Hertfordshire</hi>, British ship—the prisoner was a seaman, and the deceased the second mate—I remember the 15th of that month—about 9.30 in the morning I was in the hold of the ship, and found that two cases of bottled beer had been broached—I reported it to Window the chief mate immediately, and he and the carpenter went into the hold, followed by some of the watch—when I came out of the hold again I heard the chief mate speak to the prisoner—a quarrel had taken place this morning, about 8 o'clock, between the chief mate and a man named Look, and the chief mats struck him—the prisoner came up and said, "Don't too many get on one man"—I told him not to interfere—Lock was put in irons, and the prisoner was sent aloft to work—he was coming down just at the time I was leaving the hold—the chief mate then spoke to him about the beer, but I don't know what answer he made—he also asked him why he had come down from aloft, as he had not done a day's work—they had some words, and the chief mate made a grasp at him—the prisoner was close to the door of the fore-castle,</p>
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<p>and attempted to get inside—the second mate, the deceased, at this time was coming up the hold—the chief mate and the prisoner were scuffling, and the second mate interfered—the three got hold together and fell, prisoner being undermost—I put my lamp down, and went to them—the chief mate was lying on the top of the prisoner, and the deceased was standing and kicking the prisoner on the head—the steward came forward and said, "Don't kick him, don't boot him, don't beat the man like that"—the chief mate and the prisoner then got up—I turned round to pick up my lamp again, and then I saw the chief mate with his hand against his breast—the prisoner seemed to be very much infuriated—the second mate was standing against the cabin door with his hand on the lower part of his belly—I did not see any blow struck—the prisoner was quite furious, and ran towards me as if he did not know where he was going to—the captain then came forward with a revolver, and said to the prisoner, "I will shoot you; do you mean to give yourself up?"—the prisoner then threw a knife away, and said, "I will give myself up"—I and the carpenter came aft and put him in irons under arrest—I afterwards saw the second mate in the cabin—there was a wound in his abdomen, on the left side, from which a large quantity of his bowels protruded—the wound was about six inches long—the captain sewed up the wound, and did all in his power, but the man died at midnight—the knife was a sheath-knife, common to sailors—I do not think the prisoner was under the influence of drink.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you see that the mate had me by the throat, and the second mate by the hair of my head?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Some person had hold of you by the hair, but I do not know who it was—I was there when you were struck by the chief mate, and I heard you sing out, "For the love of God, will someone save my life?"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had the mates knives of the same description?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—the scuffle on the ground lasted for more than a minute—I did not see either of them put his arms round the prisoner and pull him—the knife was bloody when it fell on the deck—I saw the chief mate push at the prisoner, but whether it was at his throat or not I cannot say—I remember seeing Wills take him by the hair when the prisoner was trying to get into the forecastle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-176" type="given" value="THOMAS GILBERT"/>THOMAS GILBERT PHELPS</persName> </hi>. I was steward on board the
<hi rend="italic">Hertfordshire</hi>—I have been sent home from Francisco by the British Consul there—the crew numbered twenty-two men, the ship being about 800 tons burthen—I remember seeing the scuffle between the three mates and the prisoner, on the 15th September—they were endeavouring to pull the man out of the forecastle, and the chief mate was striking him with his fist—I heard him cry out, "For God sake, will somebody save my life!"—the first and second mates and the prisoner fell on the deck together, and as the prisoner lay on his back, the second mate regained his feet, and commenced kicking the man on the head—he kicked him six or seven times—I said, "Don't boot the man; don't kick him!"—the prisoner released himself, and sprang to his feet, and then drawing his knife from his sheath, he stabbed the second mate in the abdomen—the first mate was in the act of getting up, when the prisoner stabbed him also on the left ribs—I fetched the captain, and when he came on deck, the deceased was lying down, and his bowels were pro
<lb/>truding from the wound, which was two inches in depth—the prisoner seemed to be in a passion.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PIERPOINT</persName> </hi>. I was a seaman on board the
<hi rend="italic">Hertfordshire</hi>, and</p>
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<p>have just arrived from San Francisco—I remember the disturbance with the man Lock on the morning of the 15th September, just after eight bells had struck—when Cranby, the prisoner, came from aloft, the chief mate asked him if he called that a day's work—Cranby said that he had been working—the mate said, "You will have to do a d—sight more yet"—Cranbyreplied, "I will do all I can"—the mate then said, "I am an Englishman "to which Cranby rejoined, "And I am a
<hi rend="italic">Yank</hi>,; and the mate then struck him—Cranby was making for the forecastle door, when the second mate laid hold of him, and the third mate came up, too—the three then dragged him to the forecastle door, where they fell—Cranby then called out, "Is there nobody who will save my life?"—the steward was coming forward with some knives in his hand, and called out to Wills not to boot the man—Wills was kicking at his head—Cranby then struck the second mate, and was making a rush at the first when I said, "For God's sake,
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, no more of the knife"—Cranby said, "No, no;" and dropped it immediately—the captain then came on deck, and by his orders Cranby was placed in irons.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I say anything when I went up aloft?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I believe the captain did keep you without meat for four days—I did not hear the chief mate say that there would be some blood spilt that day—the captain and mate used to carry revolvers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had the prisoner been drinking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not see the least sign of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-178" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER M'CANISTER</persName> </hi>. I was an apprentice on board the
<hi rend="italic">Hertfordshire</hi>—I saw the chief mate give the prisoner, with his net, a cut down the eyes, and the second mate caught the man by the throat and knocked him down on the deck—I did not bee any of the disturbance which occasioned the death of the deceased, because I went to the wheel, and this occurrence took place before Cranby was sent up aloft—after he came down, I heard him use a threat, and say what he would do if they did not let him alone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-179" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-179" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DOWELL</persName> </hi>. I was able seaman belonging to the
<hi rend="italic">Hertfordshire</hi></p>
<p>I remember the day of the deceased's death—Cranby was sent up aloft to tar the rigging, and when he came down for more tar, the chief mate said that he would have to do more work, and Cranby replied that he would do all that he could—the mate then said that he would have none of his nonsense, and he up with his fist and struck Cranby—the man then slewed round to get into the forecastle, when the three mates caught bold of him, dragged him back, and tumbled him—the third mate then slewed round, and went away, and did not further interfere—Cranby then sang out, "For God's sake, won't none of you save my life!"—the steward told them not to kick the man, but to take him
<hi rend="italic">aft.</hi>—Cranby then struck the second mate, and stabbed the first one in the breast—the second mate was a man apparently in good health—he looked a pretty strong stout man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What sort of a conducted crew were they?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Very good—I have nothing to say against them—they were worked hard from day-light till dark, and we washed decks twice on a Sunday—the captain was a man of about thirty or thirty-five—he used to strike and kick some of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> They used me very hard when I was in irons—I was lashed in a hot sun, and when I asked for water the captain presented a revolver, and said that if they brought me any he would blow their brains out For twenty-four hours I had nothing to eat, and for six days I was fed on bread and water. My hands were all covered with tar, and the rusty irons</p>
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<p>made them sore; and for six days I bad no water to wash them. I could not move my head, and my jaws and ribs were swollen from the pain where I had been kicked, and blood run out of my mouth. I was senseless when I had the knife, and do not remember anything about. it The captain told all hands to stand back as he was going to blow my brains out with two revolvers, which he held in his hand. He said, "Do you give yourself up?" and then I looked at my hand and saw the knife, and threw it down imme
<lb/>diately. They did not allow me to change my clothes, which had become filthy with vermin. When we got into cold latitudes, where there where was snow and ice, I could not keep myself warm, as my clothes were wringing wet from the water running down upon me. The captain defied me to look at him, as if I was a robber, and he told me he would blow my brains out if I did; and he threatened to hang me up by the heels, and set the dog on me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">
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<p>542.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690607-542-offence-1 t18690607-name-181"/>Mary Smith</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-182" type="surname" value="REARDON"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-182" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL REARDON</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker, and live at 249, Cambridge Street, St George's-in-the-East—at 4.30, on 17th May, I saw the prisoner driving a horse and cart in the Mile End Road—I heard him call out two or three times to an old lady, the deceased, but she took no notice—she was crossing at the right-hand side, and was knocked down by the horse and cart, which went over her—he did not call till such time as the old lady was run over—I assisted in conveying her to an hospital—she spoke, and gave her name—the reins of the horse were rather loosely held by the prisoner—the old lady was about three or four yards from the horse when he called out—he tried to stop the horse, but I believe it was coming at too quick a pace to enable him to do so in so short a distance—it was trotting, but I cannot say how many miles an hour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-183" type="surname" value="GRANT"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-183" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR GRANT</persName> </hi>. I was in the Mile End Road and "saw prisoner driving the horse and cart—an old woman was crossing the road—he was coming round a comer into the Mile End Road, from Cambridge Road, at a pace of between eight 'and nine miles an hour—when he got about five yards from the old woman he halloaed out, and made an effort to pull up, but his reins being slack he could not do so in a moment, and she was run over—the cart was laden with corn and flour—he tried to stop the horse after he cried out, but his reins being slack he went backwards into the cart, as it were.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-184" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COLMER</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the London Hospital—on Whit Monday, an old woman named Mary Smith was brought in—she died the same evening—the cause of death was exhaustion from bleeding and a shock to the system, the result of some direct violence, such as being run over in the street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-185" type="surname" value="SIMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-185" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at 24, Alfred Lane, Stepney—on the afternoon of Whit Monday I was in the Mile End Road, and saw the prisoner come round the comer from the Cambridge Road with his horse and cart—he was driving at the rate of three or four miles an hour—before he got to the woman he halloaed three times, and tried to pull</p>
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<p>up, but she took no notice—he had the reins in his hand—he had nearly got across the road when the shaft caught her, and she wheeled round, fell all of a heap, and the cart went over her—when he called out he was leaning back in the cart, and pulling the reins—it was a very hard-mouthed horse—the old woman appeared to be very deaf, and not to any
<lb/>thing—au omnibus was passing on the opposite side, or the man could have escaped her—the cart was coming down a hill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-186" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE BARNES</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Union Street, Whitechapel—I was sitting outside the door of the wine home, and saw the old lady with another—they had a pint of ale, and she was eating a bit of dry bread and some shrimps—she was going to meet her husband, and was cautioned as to how she crossed the road—I saw the accident take place—the prisoner was coming along at jog-trot, in the usual way, and from four to five miles an hour—I have been in the habit of driving all my life, and cam tell the pace pretty well—the prisoner shouted out three distinct times, "Wo, wo, no!"—he was sitting on some sacks, and he brought his back nearly to the level of them, when he tried to pull up—the old woman was about three and a-half yards from the kerb of the pavement—it is a wide street; and it is wide, too, at the turning from Cambridge Road—the road there has been improved—the prisoner was driving towards Bow.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-187" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-187" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-187" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I was sitting almost in front of the old woman when she got up to cross the street—she went towards the kerb, and I turned my head and saw the prisoner come from the Cambridge Road—in three or four minutes afterwards the accident happened—I heard the man halloa, and I saw that the woman had been run over—the prisoner was not driving at a fast pace.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-188" type="surname" value="BIBY"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-188" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BIBY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 174). I was on duty at the Mile End Gate, and saw the prisoner turn out of the Cambridge Road with his horse and cart—the distance from the comer to where the woman was killed was about sixty yards—he was travelling very fast—it was a one horse cart, laden with flour, and his reins were very loose—the old woman was about four yards from the kerb, by the wine-house—I heard him cry out once, when he was about five yards from the deceased—I did not perceive that he slackened his pace—he was going at a good swift trot.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was coming from the Cambridge Road round towards Stepney Green, and this old lady was coming across the road. I happened to notice her before I was close to her. I had 26 cwt of flour in my cart, and could not go very fast As I halloaed to her, she appeared to be deaf, and walked under the horse's head; the shaft knocked her down, and the wheel went over her. I stopped, and told a policeman who was, and be left another officer in charge of the hone and cart, whilst I and he took the old lady to the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690607-542-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-542-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Pigott.</hi> </p>
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<p>543.
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<interp inst="t18690607-543-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>,
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<interp inst="t18690607-543-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. to unlawfully receiving, to board and lodge, a lunatic, without an order, and without a medical certificate.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>544.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK BESWICK</hi> (51)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18690607-544-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a power of attorney to transfer 43
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. S. GIFFARD</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-191" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-191" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HALL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Consolidated Three Per Cents. Office, Bank of England—on 9th October, 1867, a Mr. Uriah Miller attended at the Dank to transfer some stock—I have the transfer here—it is a transfer by Henry Thomas Maxted, of Gibraltar, by Miller, his attorney, of a joint account with Joseph Underwood, deceased, of a sum of 4550
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Consols, to Henry Thomas Maxted and Frederick Beswick, major in the army, and chief constable of the Birkenhead police, of 45, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead—I accepted that transfer on behalf of the Bank, and witnessed it—the stock would then stand in the names of Maxted and Beswick.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-192" type="surname" value="PRATT"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-192" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PRATT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bank of England—on 18th Feb
<lb/>ruary, 1868, Mr. Miller produced a transfer for 333
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with this power of attorney for Maxted—the transfer purports to be signed by Frederick Beswick, and by Miller as attorney for Mr. Maxted—I witnessed it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-193" type="surname" value="MAXTED"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-193" type="given" value="HENRY THOMAS"/>HENRY THOMAS MAXTED</persName> </hi>. I am treasurer to the Sanitary Commissioners of Gibraltar, and clerk in the Quartermaster's department—I have lived at Gibraltar all my life—I know the prisoner—I knew him twenty-four or twenty-five yean ago in Gibraltar, and I saw him one evening since, about the and of 1855 or the first part of 1856, when he was on his way from the Crimea—I saw him on several occasions twenty-five years ago—there was a Miss Cundy lived at Gibraltar, and a Miss Lobb in her employment, whom the prisoner afterwards married—I was not present at the marriage—I was in Gibraltar at the time—there were two Miss Cundy, Honor and Agnes, and a niece of theirs, named Marian Houghton, who afterwards married Mr. Booth of the Commissariat—Miss Cundy resides at Bedford now—I have always been on intimate and friendly terms with them, and frequently corresponded with them—I knew Miss Lobb very well before she became Mrs. Beswick—they stayed at Gibraltar fully a year after their marriage, and I saw them from time to time occasionally—I was not on terms of intimacy with Major Beswick—it was about the end of 1855, or it might have been 1856, that I saw him on hi way from the Crimea—I recognized him then and be recognized me—there was no difficulty on my part in recognizing him—I met him at Miss Candy's house—I heard that he had Arrived, and I went to the house on purpose to see him—I went there early in the afternoon, and remained till about 10.30 at night—I should say we were together fully three hours—Miss Agnes Cundy died some time in the year 1856—I acted as one of the trustees of her will with Mr. Joseph Underwood—in the autumn of 1867 I executed this deed (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), for a change of trustees, in which the prisoner is substituted for Mr. Underwood—I received this letter from the prisoner, dated 19th July, 1869, in course of post—(
<hi rend="italic">This was a letter enclosing a deed for the witness's signature, and requesting its return as soon as signed and witnessed</hi>)—I also received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "My dear Mr. Maxted,—It Appears that your signature is necessary to the enclosed receipt before the Bank will pay the dividends to any person; I will, however, send Mrs. Booth and Miss Cundy the amount of their share at once, and you can make the amount of the receipt payable to me, and I will negotiate it through my bankers here. I hope you received the deed for your signature safely, and that you found</p>
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<p>everything to jour satisfaction. I hope by the time this reaches you the deed will again be in my possession. Believe me, your' faithfully, Frederick Beswick.")—I sent this letter, dated 25th July, 1867, in reply—(
<hi rend="italic">This merely stated that he had executed the deed, and that he was glad that the choice of the new trustee had fallen on the prisoner as an old friend of the family</hi>)—I received this letter on 26th August, 1867, from the prisoner—(
<hi rend="italic">This related to family matters, and to the payment of the dividends to the persons entitled to them</hi>)—I also received this letter, of 16th September, from the prisoner—(
<hi rend="italic">This encloted a power of attorney for the witness's signature, to enable the prisoner to receive the dividends</hi>)—I also received this letter from the prisoner, of the 14th October, 1867—(
<hi rend="italic">This enclosed a second power of attorney for signature by the witness, to enable the prisoner to receive the future dividends</hi>)—Amongst other persons who were recipients of the late Miss Cundy's bounty, there was a Mr. Henry Gundy, who was paid 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year out of the trust fund—he died somewhere about the end of 1867, or the beginning of 1868.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-194" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD MACKRELL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the principal register office of the Court of Probate—I produce the will of Agnes Cundy from the register office—probate was granted on 11th August, 1854—the will was dated 7th September, 1853—I do not produce the original will; it is a copy—the original is in the Supreme Court at Gibraltar, and the probate also—I know the probate was granted on 11th August, 1854, from the probate
<lb/>act on the will—it would be granted in London—this is what we term the probate act; it would be written by one of the clerks in the registry after the probate was granted—the seal of the Court is attached to the probate—this endorsement is merely a memorandum, which we call the probate act.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-195" type="surname" value="WEBB"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-195" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am a detective officer—I took the prisoner in custody—I found this copy of the will in his private office at Birkenhead, in a drawer, under look and key—I took the key from the prisoner himself to unlock the door—(
<hi rend="italic">This was put in and read at length. It made certain bequests to relatives, and the residue on trust to Underwood and Maxted, to pay the dividends to the surviving relatives.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690607-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690607-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-196" type="surname" value="MAXTED"/>
<interp inst="t18690607-name-196" type="given" value="HENRY THOMAS"/>HENRY THOMAS MAXTED</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">continued</hi>). I received this letter from the prisoner, dated 18th January, 1868—(
<hi rend="italic">This enclosed a power of attorney for the witness's signature, and that of two witnesses, to enable the prisoner to draw out the necessary sum consequent on the death of Mr. Cundy, whose annuity of</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">had fallen in</hi>)—This (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the power of attorney which came in that letter—I examined it and returned it with a power to transfer 333
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—it has Major Beswick's signature to it—I executed it in the presence of two witnesses—there was nothing further to be paid except on the death of Miss Honor Gundy—I was not aware of any sum of 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to be paid, or of any Rum requiring to be transferred out of the fund—fund 31st January, 1868, down to the receipt of the letter on 3rd February, 1869, I heard nothing from the prisoner about the transfer of any sum of 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or any other sum—it is not the fact that I wrote to the prisoner stating that I was going to California, and that I would call at Birkenhead on my way, and execute the power of attorney there—I never suggested that I was going to California, or that I was going to call at Birkenhead—there is no foundation for that at all—I received this letter of 3rd February, 1869, from the prisoner—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "My dear sir, It has often occurred to me, particularly since the death of Mr. Booth, that the money invested in the 3 per cent. Consols under the will of the late Miss</p>
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<p>Cundy, might be placed at much greater advantage, and still carry out the terms of the will. I feel it more now that poor Mrs. Booth and Miss Cundy are so reduced in means, and with the former's family growing up into manhood, that any increase to their income would be a God-send; and I am firmly of opinion that this can be done to the extent of 50 per cent. I have had several consultations with different lawyers, who are of the same opinion as regards certain investments. Of course the responsibility rests with you and I, and as far as I am concerned, I am quite prepared to take the responsibility, but of course can do nothing except with your sanction and approval I shall be glad if you will give the subject your attention, and let me know your opinion as soon as possible, as good things are turning up every day in this locality, simply requiring a little watchfulness and buying at the right time, being on the spot to do so. I will do anything I possibly can to benefit the family. I hope to be able to get over to Bed-ford in the spring or summer. The accounts received from there are good as regards health, but not as regards pecuniary means. I certainly think by the terms of the will we have power to vary the investment. My tribe are pretty well, except my wife, who remains delicate. We all unite in warmest regards to Mrs. Maxted and yourself")—I received by the same post this notice from the Bank of England—the packets come weekly—the same packet brought the two (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Bank of England, 2nd February, 1869. Application has been made for a power of attorney, ask
<lb/>ing for a transfer of Consols standing in the names of H. T. Maxted and F. Beswick; a reply to this communication is only requested in case the application has not been sanctioned by you. George Earle Grey, Chief Ac
<lb/>countant.")—I sent this reply, "14th February, 1869. Gibraltar. Sir. In reply to your communication dated 2nd February, 1869, I beg to state that I have not sanctioned a transfer of Consols standing in the names of H T. Maxted and F. Beswick."—I also replied to the prisoner's letter by the same mail—this is my letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This merely stated that he was aware that the late Miss Cundy had no confidence in any investments but the funds, and declined making any alteration in the mode of investment.</hi>)—The next letter I received from the prisoner was this letter of 1st March (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Will you by return of poet let me know whether any person has recently left Gibraltar who in anyway resembles yourself, or is aware of the interest you have taken and still take in the estate of the Cundy family, or who knows your handwriting and signature. If so, pray at once let me have a full description of name and person, as a most vile attempt at imposition has been made upon me, and I only returned home from the country in time to prevent it, by cancelling former proceedings, which I was enabled to do by the receipt of your last letter, dated 15th February, and with the content! of which I am perfectly satisfied. As I have reason to believe the fellow is at Liverpool, I have the detectives at work, and will not leave a stone unturned to discover him. Pray excuse further explanation at present, but at another time you shall have all the particulars, when things are in such a state that they may be com
<lb/>mited to paper; at present I am advised to say or to write as little as possible on this subject, but pray write as early as possible")—I did not come to England in the month of February this year, I first reached here on the 4th May last—I had never been in England before—I did not execute this power of attorney, dated 23rd February, 1869—it purports to be signed, "Henry T. Maxted, Woodside, Birkenhead, late of Gibraltar"—I never authorized any
<lb/>body to do it, nor did I know of its being done—I speak Spanish, I can't say that I speak it fluently.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say the packets come once a week, bat I sup
<lb/>pose there are more frequent opportunities of communication with England?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there is the mail daily overland from England—I must have written my letter on the 15th—I don't remember whether I potted it on that day—I think I posted both letters on the 15th or 16th; I can't recollect—I don't know that I detained it about five or six days before answering the letter from the Bank—I replied to it, and potted it to go by the steamer for England—the steamers don't come in at fixed periods; sometimes they come in on Monday, sometimes on Tuesday, sometimes on Sunday—I dated my letter to the Bank on the 14th, and my letter to the prisoner on the 15th—I very likely posted them both together—I might have telegraphed to the Bank, if so inclined—I don't recollect that I was ever at the prisoner's house when he was at Gibraltar—I was not on visiting terms with him; I knew him, and that was all—I knew that he married this young lady; it was in consequence of his marriage with her that I knew him—I did not associate with him—I would meet him, and just say, "How do you do?" which I do to a great number of officers at Gibraltar—I met him in the street—I was about twenty years of age at that time—I am forty-five now—I was then a clerk in the Garrison Quartermaster's office—I believe when he returned from the Crimea he was invalided—he came before his regiment—he was unwell—I believe he was present at the battle of Alma; I can't say as to Inkermann—I don't know whether he returned very shortly after Inkermann—I don't remember whether it was as early as 1854 that he returned—I know he related to me tome account of the battle of Alma—I know it was before Sebastopol was taken that I saw him—it was only one evening that I saw him on that occasion—I can't say that he was very unwell then; he was invalided—he was the sole recipient of the dividends from the time of being appointed trustee.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690607-name-197" type="given" value="WILLIAM EATON"/>WILLIAM EATON HINDE</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of the Birkenhead branch of the Alliance Bonk, and have been so about six yean—I have known the prisoner nearly that time—he had an account with us—it was opened in August, 1863—it was an ordinary private account—not a trust account—I knew him as chief constable of Birkenhead—on 7th August, 1867, he called at the bank to see me—he told me that one of the trustees under the will of Miss Agnes Gundy bad died, and that he had been appointed as successor, and that Mr. Henry Thomas Maxted was his co
<lb/>trusted—he showed me a letter from Mr. Maxted, approving of his appointment—he told me that the funds were invested in Consols, according to the pro
<lb/>visions of the will—we made the necessary inquiries, and obtained powers to enable us to receive the dividends, and we did ultimately receive them by arrangement with the prisoner and Mr. Maxted, and they were put to the prisoner's account, and he drew them out—in January, 1868, I received a power of attorney for the sale of 333
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. stock—it realized 308
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—on 26th January, 1869, the prisoner called at the bank, and said that a payment of 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. had to be made out of the trust fund, and requested me to obtain power for the sale of such a sum as would meet that amount—he also told me that Mr. Maxted had written to him, stating that he was going to California, by way of the United States and Liver
<lb/>pool, and he would then execute the power in passing through Liverpool—I wrote to our London office that same day, and on 28th January I received a letter from them—I saw the prisoner, and read the letter to him—this is it:—(
<hi rend="italic">This suggested, that in order to save trouble and expense, it would be</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">better to obtain a power to tell all the dock, to that if any future tale should be necessary, the tame power would suffice</hi>)—The prisoner said he should be very happy to save the bank any unnecessary trouble, but that the terms of the will did not permit it; that only such stock could be sold as would produce the amount to be paid to each party entitled to receive it, or words to that effect—upon that I wrote to the head office, and afterwards read a copy of my letter to the prisoner, and he said it was correct—on 3rd February I received from the head office in London this form of power of attorney (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—at that time it had not been executed—I wrote a letter to the prisoner, enclosing the form—"February 3rd, 1869. Dear Sir, I enclose the power of attorney for the signature of yourself and Mr. Maxted—the amount sold out is 431
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; Consols at 93 1/3, 401
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., less power of attorney 1
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; broker's commission, 10
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; balance, 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for settlement on return of power"—I may probably have seen the prisoner that same day, most likely I did, but nothing passed that I am aware of—I may very probably have seen him between the 3rd and the 23rd, but I cannot recollect—on the 23rd I saw him at the bank—he brought the power to me executed, signed "Henry T. Maxted, Woodside, Birken-head"—the words "late of Gibraltar" were not there then—I pointed out to him that the address did not correspond with that given in the body of the power, and suggested that the words "late of Gibraltar" should be added—I asked him where Mr. Maxted was, and he replied, "In my dining-room"—he then took the power away, and shortly after returned with it in its present state, with the words "late of Gibraltar" added—he left it with me, and I sent it to London that same night to be acted upon—I knew Colonel Twibill, and knew his signature—I did not know John Chandler—on 26th I received a notice from London that the power had been stopped—upon that I went to Major Beswick's office—he was not there—I then went to his house, and found he was out of town, but was expected home, and I saw him that evening—I had previously left or sent this memorandum at his house—(
<hi rend="italic">This informed the prisoner that the power had been stopped at the