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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, July 12th, 1869, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE, M.P., LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Right Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BOVILL</hi>, Knt., Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS CHALLIS</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-1" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; The Right Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS DAKIN</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-2" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANDREW LUSK</hi>, Esq., M.P.,
<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="t18690712-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND COTTON</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WILLIAM COOKWORTHT HUTTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALEXANDER CROSLEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-4" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SLEE</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">J. C. LAWRENCE, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH HENRY KITCHEN</hi> (28)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-6" type="given" value="SAMUEL HOWELL"/>Samuel Howell Carter</persName>, not in custody) for unlawfully conspiring to obtain 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690712-598-offence-1 t18690712-name-7"/>Ebenezer Clarke</persName>, and others.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. H. LEWIS</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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<interp inst="t18690712-name-8" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY SOLLER</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker—on 9th October, last year, I paid at the office of the Abney Park Cemetery Company 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., for the in
<lb/>terment of a relative—the person I paid gave me a receipt, he wrote it in my presence (
<hi rend="italic">looking at two papers</hi>), this is the receipt, they both relate to the same transaction—I only had one receipt—I can't tell which is the receipt I received—it was given to me, but it was only in my possession about three hours, the undertaker took it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the undertaker go with you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I went by myself—I only had the receipt in my possession about three hours—I took it direct from the office to the undertaker, Mr. Cooksey, of Amwell Street—I can't speak to this being the actual paper I received; it was one of the two.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the name of your relative Mary Ann Soller?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-9" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP UNDERTON</persName> </hi>. I am an undertaker, at 1, Brunswick Place, City Road—on 6th February last I went to the offices of the company, at 12, Great St. Helen's—I saw the prisoner, and paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the burial of a person named Rebecca Geldart—the prisoner gave me this receipt—he filled it up in my presence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You have been an undertaker for some years, pro-bably?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have—I did not take this paper to the cemetery in order to get the grave, that is done by the office—sometimes we pay the money at the cemetery, there are precisely the same forms kept there—I have had a</p>
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<p>great many transactions with this company—I never took any notice of the numbers on the receipts—I believe all the receipts were of the same character.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say you can, if you like, order the grave at the cemetery, or at the office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Either one or the other, it is quite immaterial.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PERRAM</persName> </hi>. I am a gentleman, residing at Southboro Road, Hackney—on 6th February last, I believe I saw the prisoner at the office of the company at St. Helen's—I paid there 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the interment of Percival K. Perham—the person to whom I paid it gave me this receipt—I believe it was the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARDING</persName> </hi>. I am an undertaker, at 345, Albany Road, Camberwell—about 8th February last, I went to the office of the company, 12, St. Helen's Place, and paid 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the interment of Daniel Cresswell—I can't say to whom I paid it; the person gave me this receipt, or rather this is the counterfoil of it, the receipt was handed in to the friends of the deceased—a receipt was given to me—I signed this counterfoil; it was then in a book; I signed it for the commission, that was my receipt for it—the commission was 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you been in the business of an under
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only twelve months, since my father's death, but I was acquainted with the business in his lifetime—I have conducted business with this company several times before, I have frequently been at the office—I never applied for the grant of a grave, the friends generally do that—my course is to hand the receipt to the friends to show what I had paid for it—if a grave has to be re-opened, we require an authority from the owner of the grave—the production of the receipt is not always necessary; in some cases it is required; the receipt would then come back to me again—I have never paid money at the cemetery itself—I do not know whose handwriting this is, "Same level if possible;" it is not mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-12" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BLISS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to my father, an undertaker in Bethnal Green Road—on 8th February I went to the office of the company, in St. Helen's Place, and paid 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the burial of Sarah Clark—I paid it to the prisoner, and he gave me a receipt—I signed this counterfoil.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-13" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am an undertaker, of 69, Queen's Road, Dalston—on 29th March last, I went to the office of the Abney Park Cemetery Company, 12, St. Helen's Place, saw the prisoner, and paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. less the commission; it was for the interment of Anna Maria Barber—the prisoner gave me this receipt, and I signed this counterfoil, it was in a book when I signed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you been in the business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About eighteen years—I have had many transactions with this company during that time—as far as I know all my receipts have been in the same form as this, I never knew them different—there have been numbers on them, but it has not been our business to look at the numbers; I looked to see that; I had a proper receipt for what I paid.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-14" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SEWARD</persName> </hi>. I assist my father, an undertaker in Bath Street, City Road—on 31st March last, I went to the office of the company, in Great St. Helen's, and there paid to the prisoner 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the interment of Elizabeth Croxton—this is the receipt—and this is the counterfoil I signed in the prisoner's presence—at the same time I paid the prisoner 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the interment of Fortunatus E. Andrews—this is the receipt he gave me, and I signed this counterfoil in this book.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-15" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WADFORD</persName> </hi>. I am an undertaker, in St. John's Road, Hoxton—on 3rd April last I went to the office of the company in Great St. Helen's, and there paid the prisoner a sum of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the interment of Hephzibah Elmers, he gave me this account of the company's charges, it is a receipt, and I signed this counterfoil in this book.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-16" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HEATH</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and carry on business at 12, St. Helen's Place, Bishopsgate Street, City—I am secretary to the Abney Park Cemetery Company—that is a company established by deed, which I have here—Ebenezer Clarke is one of the trustees—there are nine trustees altogether—the company's offices are at 12, St. Helen's Place, part of the same offices as mine—I have been clerk and secretary twenty-one years—a person named Samuel Howell Carter was in the employ of the company as clerk, at a salary of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—the prisoner was also a clerk—he had been in the company's service since 1856—his salary was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week—the business of the company at the London Office, 12, St Helen's Place, was managed by Carter, the prisoner, and myself; no other person—it was the duty of either Carter or the prisoner to receive money when persons came to pay for interments—we have had books printed, which are termed rough order-books—it would be the duty of either Carter or the prisoner, on receiving the money, to fill up the counterfoil and the rough order-book, and give a duplicate of it as a receipt to the person paying the money—he would sign it when he received the commission, not without—there is a printed receipt with my name to it—the document itself, in fact, forms the receipt—when it is above 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a stamp is put upon it, but if it is under 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. The document itself represents the payment—if there is a commission paid to the under-taker, the person receiving the money for the company ought to get the undertaker to sign the counterfoil—all the particulars required ought to be filled up properly—there is what is called a fair order-book, which ought to be nearly a transcript of the counterfoils and the rough-order book, not entirely—it contains all the items of money paid—every transaction appearing in the rough order-book ought to appear also in the fair orders book, with the corresponding number taken from the rough order-book—the numbers ought to run on consecutively—there is also a book called a register of burials—that is in Court—it was the prisoner's duty to fill up all the columns in that register—the first number on the receipt refers ti the number in the register, not the number of the grave—then there is the date, name, sex, age, late abode, where buried, name of officiating minister, date of certificate of death, name and district of registrar, and name of the undertaker—that register would be kept by the prisoner—if the prisoner received money he ought to hand it over to Carter—it was Carter's duty to keep a cash-book, and to enter in that the money he received—Carter used to account to me every week—it was my practice to examine his cash-book with the rough order-book, and also with the fair order-book, and see that they corresponded—I did that regularly every week up to the time when he absconded—I found that all the money which was entered as received in the rough order-book and in the fair order-book was properly accounted for in the cash-book—sonic time early in April last, I, with my partner, Mr. Parker, examined the books—on the following day I went to the office—I found that Carter was not there—I have seen nothing of him since—I gave directions that same day to have him apprehended—in consequence of Carter not being at the office, I made a search in the office where Carter and the prisoner used to sit—that was either the same day or the subsequent</p>
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<p>day—I found this cover, which I have no doubt is the cover of one of the rough order-books—I also found this book at the bottom of a deep long drawer, covered with some old papers—some of the entries on these counterfoils are in the prisoner's handwriting, and some in Carter's—there are no consecutive numbers, or any numbers at all—none of the moneys entered there as received have been accounted for to me, nor are any of them entered in the fair order-book—but all the par
<lb/>ticulars of them are entered in the register of burials in the prisoner's handwriting—I found a number of bundles of counterfoils, which I produce—there are about 750 or 800; some of them go up to the time of the prisoner's absconding—it is quite evident that they have been torn out of a book—about half of these are in the prisoner's handwriting, and about half of them in Carter's—this smaller bundle refers to last year, from April to April, our official year—there are about 150 of these—about half of them are in the prisoner's writing, and about half in Carter's—they are not entered in the fair order-book, but they are entered in the register of burials, in the prisoner's handwriting—none of the money referred to by these counterfoils has been accounted for to me—it would be necessary to preserve these counterfoils in case a grave should be required to be re-opened for a new interment—certain charges are regulated by the depth of the grave, and it would be necessary to refer to the last interment, with a view to ascertain that—that would not appear in the register of burials—unless these counterfoils had been kept neither Carter or the prisoner could have given the necessary information—when I found his book and papers I spoke to the prisoner on the subject—he was with me when I was making the search—he was standing by my side when I discovered all these bundles of counterfoils—I then took him into my private room, and asked him how he accounted for those—I pointed out to him that they were party in his handwriting and partly in Carter's, and that no such documents ought to be in existence at the office—he could give no account of them—I then said, "I will examine some of these and ascertain if they are in the register of burials"—I referred to several names which I had previously in
<lb/>vestigated, and requested him to find out from the rough order-book where those names were entered—he referred to the book, and could find none—I then said, "How do you account for this?"—he hesitated a little at first, and then said, "I don't know; I don't know how it could be; they must have been torn out of the book"—I said that was impossible, because the book would show it immediately, the orders all being numbered consecu
<lb/>tively, and in addition to that, any person who looked at the book could see nothing had been torn out of it—I asked where he obtained the materials to fill up the particulars—he said he obtained them from the certificate of the registrar of deaths of the district—I said, in reply, "That is impossible, because there are several particulars in them that you cannot find from the registrar's certificate"—he made no reply to that; he could give no expla
<lb/>nation of it—it is a fact that the certificate of death does not contain the necessary materials to enter upon the register of burials—he could only get them from these counterfoils—this counterfoil of 9th October, relating to Mary Seller, for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., is in the prisoner's writing—Carter's initials are not to that; it is not in the fair order book, but it is in the register of burials—this counterfoil relating to Rebecca Geldart, for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., is in the prisoner's writing; that is not in the fair order-book, but is in the register of burials—this counterfoil relates to Percival K. Perram, for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on</p>
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<p>6th February, in the prisoner's writing—that is for a re-opening—this it not a receipt—I call the paper given to the customer a receipt—the one we keep is the counterfoil—these three papers are receipts—this last if not in the order-book, but is in the register of burials—this counterfoil of 8th February, of Daniel Cresswell, is the prisoner's writing; that, also, is not in the order-book, but is in the register—this counterfoil, for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of Sarah Clark, on 8th February, is the prisoner's writing, and is also not in the order-book, but is in the register—this counterfoil, of R. M. Barber, is also in the prisoner's writing, and is in the register, but not in the fair order-book—on 31st March I find a receipt for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., for Elizabeth Croxton, on 1st April—that is in the prisoner's writing—that is not in the fair order-book, but is in the register of burials—I find a counterfoil of that in this book, which I found covered over with papers—it is not torn out of the book, the book contains recent dates—the counterfoil is in Carter's writing—here is a receipt of Fortunatus E.
<hi rend="italic">Anderson</hi>, that is a mistake for "Andrews," dated 1st April, in the prisoner's writing—I find a counterfoil of that in this book, in Carter's writing—that is in the register but not in the fair order-book—this receipt for Hephribah Elmers, of 3rd April, is in the prisoner's writing, that is not in the fair order-book, but is in the register of burials—certificates of death have to be given before a burial can take place; they are sent up to any office; these are two of them relating to Croxton and Elmers—they do not contain all the materials for entering up the register of burials, only a portion—I was not at all aware of the existence of this book until I found it underneath the papers in the office—there was a rough order-book of the same date, which was being used at the same time, which had been laid before me week by week—this is a book of which I knew nothing, and in which no numbers are entered—after this conversation with the prisoner he remained in the office for a short time either that day or the next; he then went out, under pretence of getting his lunch, and did not return—I applied for a warrant, and he surrendered himself about a week afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are these counterfoils of Daniel Croxton, and Sarah Clark in the handwriting of the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, both—they are both signed by the prisoner, initialed by Carter, and that of Elmer's also—that is in the book, it is dated 3rd April.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Look at these three counterfoils of Seller, Geldart, and Perram; are those in the prisoner's handwriting?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> All three—two of them are initialed by Carter; Terrain's is not.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the date of that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 6th February—Carter sat at the same desk with the prisoner, side by side—from time to time he would be absent at his dinner, and the prisoner alone receive the money—it was then the practice to have Carter's initials on the counterfoil—when. together the prisoner would fill up both the counterfoil and receipt, and Carter would take the money, there would then be no necessity for the ini
<lb/>tialing—Carter was twenty-one years in the service; I had very great con
<lb/>fidence in him, and also in the prisoner—I and Carter both lived at Tottenham; we were on friendly terms, not intimate; I did not very often see him except during hours of business—I came to town by omnibus, he came by train; some years ago I travelled with him by train, not lately—I have been out with him once or twice on shooting excursions—I don't know that Carter used the waste paper on those excursions; I never saw it—I have latterly complained to Carter of his absence from business, and told</p>
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<p>him unless some alteration was made I should bring it before the directors; I complained of his being negligent of his duty—I did not complain of his playing billiards—I was not aware of it at the time, I have heard of it since—I complained of his inattention to business, and being so long at his dinner, and being absent so many hours—the prisoner was occasionally absent from illness; his health was not very good, and his brother occasionally came to assist in his absence—I kept a cash-book between myself and Carter—I have it here—I frequently took sums from Carter on account, from day to day during the week; it was entered simply as cash on account—when Carter was absent, and the prisoner has taken money, I have occasionally taken it, and he has entered it in Carter's cash-book, and I have initialed it—I examined the cash received with the rough order-book every week, except when I have been out of town, then it has run on for two or three weeks—I also examined the cash-book with the fair order-book, not with the register of burials—the register of burials is absolutely correct as far as I have been able to discover; that is a book which the prisoner kept—these loose papers were found in a little drawer in old-fashioned desk, which I was never in the habit of going to—the prisoner did not open that drawer, he was standing by; he did not take out the papers, I took them out; I opened them and saw that some of them were in his writing—he did not take out the book, I found that—these counterfoils ought to have been in some rough order-book—they go back some four years, I think—I see some are printed in 1863 and 1864—I should judge from that they went back six years, unless they kept back one of the old books which had not been used—the orders might not go back so far as that, the heading is printed 1863—I have not referred to the dates, I can only go by the date at the top—it must have been an old-book—half of these 150 counterfoils, I should say, are in the prisoner's writing—a good many of them have Carter's initials on them—these have been examined by our book-binder—he did not point out that the counterfoils had been stripped out from the rough order-book—he said that one or two had been pasted in one of the books—he pointed out that there should be precisely the same number of counterfoils in each fold—he did not say that any were missing or removed—he said the book had been tampered with in some way—I did not understand him to say that some of the folds contained less than the proper number—from 1863 there was never any examination with the register of burials—it was in that way it was discovered—it was not Mr. Bontems who suggested that an examination should be made—the way in which it was discovered was this: I heard from one or two gentlemen that Carter had been very extravagant in his expenditure—that aroused my suspicion—one of the gentlemen said Carter had informed him that he had private means—I believed that was not the case—Mr. Higgs' matter was notorious at that time, and that induced me to make the investigation—it was not made at the suggestion of a large shareholder—I am under surety for the fulfilment of the duties of the office to the extent of 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I think very few of the shareholders have said that I ought to pay Carter's defi
<lb/>ciences—I have heard it said, but a large majority of them take a very different view—I never suspected Carter of living extravagantly until I received that information—the shooting did not attract my attention at all all—I was very rarely out with him, and I saw no extravagance on those occasions—we only went into the marshes at Tottenham—there was no expense at all, except the powder and shot; not even the expense of a rail-way-ticket,</p>
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<p>we were on the spot—I have seen Carter making entries in the books when persons have come with orders—I don't remember that I ever saw him commence a new book—he had the control of all the books—orders were constantly given at the cemetery, and sent on to the office, every week—I went through the superintendent's accounts every week, and brought them up with me—there is a rough order-book kept at the cemetery, but of a somewhat different form, having two counterfoils instead of one; one is sent to the office and the other remains there—either Carter or the prisoner entered from the loose papers that came from the cemetery into the rough order-book at the office; sometimes one and sometimes the other—Carter generally entered them at the time, but if he happened to be a little in arrear he would count the number of orders, and leave a space for them—that would not make it impossible for a person paying at the office to get a receipt with a consecutive number—there was always a con
<lb/>secutive number—I have not got any receipts here with consecutive num
<lb/>bers on them, because these are all orders that have not been accounted for—I don't know that there never was a consecutive number; it would be the duty of Carter and the prisoner to enter the consecutive number—I have never been present when a receipt has been given without a consecu
<lb/>tive number—orders were always given to Carter or the prisoner—I did not take orders—I can only tell you what their duty was—I can't say what they actually did—I think the conversation with the prisoner was about the 16th April, but I am not sure—he did 'not tell me that he did his work under Carter's direction—he told Mr. Lewis, the solicitor, so—he was present at the time—he said he had, sometimes written in the register of burials from the direction of Carter, that Carter sometimes dictated to him what to write in it—that was said in the same conversation I have referred to.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have been asked about giving security for 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; you are the clerk to the company?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am; that is with reference to money that I myself receive—this prosecution is sanctioned by the direc
<lb/>tors; it is their prosecution, in fact—I think I once went to the marshes with Carter, shooting, and once to Leigh or South end—if I was absent, when I returned I went through the books, and audited in the regular way, to sec that the money in the cash-book corresponded with the fair and roughly order-books; and I directed him in my absence to pay in any money to my account—when money was paid on account by Carter or the prisoner, at the end of the week I saw that the total corresponded with the amounts received—the last entry in the prisoner's handwriting is on 17th April.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-17" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRETT</persName> </hi>. I am a detective officer—I received a warrant for the apprehension of the prisoner on 19th April—I did not look for him, I was engaged in seeking for Carter—the prisoner surrendered on the 23rd.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>—Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<p>4 o'clock, I went into the board-room to clear the lunch—the directors had been lunching there, about 2 o'clock—I missed seven forks, two spoons, and a cruet-stand—I went up stairs and told Mrs. Uttley, my mistress—I had seen the spoons and forks in the morning, and had cleaned them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-23" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LINHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the Cannon Street railway station—I attend to the water-closets there—on the afternoon of 30th June, I noticed the door of one of the compartments had been closed for a long time—I gave information to a superior officer, a policeman was sent for, and brought out the prisoner—I kept watch till the policeman came.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-24" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DYKE</persName> </hi>. I am timekeeper at the Cannon Street station—the prisoner was taken into custody on this Wednesday afternoon—he said he had been to a silversmith's that afternoon, and got the things there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-25" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MEARING</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 608). I took the prisoner into custody—before doing so, I got on a ladder and looked over the door of the water-closet, and saw the prisoner looking at the things produced—he caught sight of me, and gathered them together as quickly as he possibly could—I knocked at the door and asked him to come out—I then asked him whether he had any silver about him—ho said, "No"—I then asked what he had in the coat—he directly took out this cruet-stand, and said, "I have this"—I said, "Have you any morel"—he said, "Yes, I have some forks," and he produced these—I asked if he had anything more—he said he had some spoons—I took him to the station—he there said that his master hid sent him from Norwood to Bayswater after the things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When you first saw me, did not I say to you, "Look here?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-26" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 635). I was at the Bow Lane station when the prisoner was brought there—I was directed to show him to a water-closet, which I did—he was there several minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-27" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper at Bow Lane station—on 3rd July I found, in the water-closet there, this screw-driver, three keys, and this nugget of gold.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-28" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MULLENS</persName> </hi>. I produce the charter of the Bank of Aus
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner put in a written defence, stating that he found the things in the closet.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to having been before con
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.;—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by prosecutor—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Second and Third Counts</hi>—Indecent exposure.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">on Second and Third Counts</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HERBERT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MIDDLEDITCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>ing counterfeit coin—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT WHITEHEAD</hi> (25)</persName>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and after they left I found it was bad—I had put it in the till, but there was no other shilling there—on 17th of June they came again—I served them with a pint of beer—French gave me a bad shilling—I said, "Here is a bad shilling; I recognize you both as giving me a bad shilling last week"—they both declared it was not them, but I gave them in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 7). I took the prisoner, and received these two bad shillings—I left them at the station in charge of 145
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>, who said when I returned, "She has dropped some money from the back yard, and the younger one picked a shilling up and swallowed it"—I took a shilling from French's hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a bad sixpence—I kept it in my hand, and spoke in German to my husband, who shut the door and called a policeman—I told the prisoner it was bad—she said she could not help it, she did not know it—I had seen her four or five weeks before—she had a half-quartern loaf then, and gave me a sixpence, which I threw in the fire directly she was gone, and it melted immediately—I told her that I recognized her, and she said it was a mistake.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You are mistaken, I never was in your shop before.
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 11 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—if a coin melts in the fire it is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know it was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Hall.</hi> A after I gave you the shilling, you took some silver out of the till.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I took 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out—there was no other shilling there—I did not notice that the shilling you gave me was a smooth one with a lion on it, but the policeman has it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 62). On 6th June, I was on duty in Rupert Street, and saw Samuel Scalding—I followed him—he joined the two female prisoners in Princes Street—I saw them pass some coin—I could see that it was coin—he then left thorn, and they crossed Coventry Street, and entered the White Hart public-house—I waited till they came out, and then went in and spoke to Janes, who handed me this shilling out of the till—I came out, and saw the male prisoner join the females—I took them in custody—the man said, "I know nothing of the women;" and they said, "We know nothing of him"—directly afterwards he said that he had not</p>
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<p>seen them for half-an-hour—at the station Samuel Skelding threw a parcel behind him into a basket—I found in it one parcel containing three florins, another two florins, and another two shillings—I searched Samuel, and found on him a half-crown and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, good—he saw me find the parcel, but said nothing—only two keys were found on Ann Skelding.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-68" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PERINER</persName> </hi>. I am a carman—I was in the Duke of Wellington, and saw the transaction, I followed the male prisoner, and gave information to 62
<hi rend="italic">C.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad—among those thrown away was one shilling from the same mould as the one uttered by Hall—there is not a lion on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Samuel Skelding's Defence.</hi> My wife is as innocent as the child she has in her arms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hall's Defence.</hi> The shilling I gave I am certain was not bad—I never saw the man before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence</hi>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-72" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I am engaged by the Mint in coming cases—on Satur
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<p>responded with that in which Hine handed me the coin—I found a file on the table, with white metal in its teeth—I saw a black terrier in the room, which I have frequently seen with the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where were the two pieces of paper compared?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the room, before the landlady and the officers.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 148). I was with Hine, in Queen Street, Drury Lane, and saw the prisoner there, about 1.40—Hine took him, and I got hold of him, pulled him, backwards into Mrs. Brown's oil-shop, and kept him there—I saw him put something into his mouth, seized his throat, and held him till he got black in the face—I saw this piece come out of his mouth, and said to Brannan, "This is counterfeit"—I held him until he had swallowed it—he then said that it was tobacco he had swallowed—we had a struggle close to some funnels—Brannan came and said, "Well, Mr. Cane, you have been apprehended for passing counterfeit coin"—I said, "Yes, Mr. Brannan, he has swallowed some "—the prisoner said "It was tobacco"—Brannan asked him where he lived—he said that he had no fixed address—Brannan said, "Bring him to 5, Smith's Court"—we took him to the second-floor front there, and then took him down stairs—I saw Hine hand a quantity of counterfeit coin, in paper, to Mr. Brannan, which was taken from a box—I saw Inspector Brannan take a piece of newspaper from the prisoner's pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-74" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP HINE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 169). I was with Miller when he took the prisoner—I went with him to the oil shop, and to 5, Smith's Court; there was no one there then, and I went for the landlady—the door was padlocked outside, I broke it open and in searching the room, found this key hanging over the mantel shelf—I also found a box with a piece of car
<lb/>pet in it, and this piece of newspaper tied up, containing twenty half-crowns, thirty-eight florins, and forty-five shillings, I handed them to Mr. Brannan—the landlady came up, and Miller brought the prisoner down—there was a black terrier there, which I have seen in the prisoner's hands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How often have you seen the dog in my company?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Daily—I did not see you till you were brought to the first floor—I was taken into the front room before you were brought to the house—Miller, who had you in custody, did not know where I was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-75" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector G</hi>). I went with Mr. Brannan to the oil shop, and then followed, with the prisoner, too, Smith's Court—Miller took him to the second floor in mistake—I searched him on the first floor, and found this piece of newspaper in his left-hand coat pocket—I handed it to Mr. Brannan who compared it with the newspaper in which the coin was wrapped—the prisoner said, "Do not put any bad money into my pocket"—I said, "No, I will not do that, but you won't deny that I found this in your pocket"—he said, "No, I won't."</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-76" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN PINKERTON</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband in Castle Street, Holborn—we are lodging-house keepers—we rent the house, 5, Smith's Court, and let it out in separate rooms—the prisoner lodged there about two years—he lived six months in the first floor front room, of which he kept the key—I was present when the coin was found—I have collected rents from the prisoner for the last two years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Have you any books to prove it!
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—a girl named Hamilton lived with you there for two years—I have seen you in the room every day for the last three months—I have not received any rent from your hands during the last two months—the woman you lived with paid me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-77" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BROWN</persName> </hi>. I keep an oil-shop, at 24, King Street, Long Acre—on 12th June, Miller brought the prisoner there—they struggled in my back shop, where I keep my oil funnels—I saw the prisoner putting some
<lb/>thing into his mouth—I have heard Miller's evidence, it is correct—next day I found a packet in one of the funnels—I gave it to the sergeant, who opened it, and showed me some bad shillings—I had used that funnel on Saturday morning, there was nothing in it then.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant F</hi> 10). I received a parcel from Brown, containing ten bad shillings—I was present when the room was searched.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTKR</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad—among the ten found in the oil can are some from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Nothing was found in my possession to connect me with the coin. The place is not mine; I travel in the country as a hawker.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRAIGHT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-81" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HIGKS</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 6, Macclesfield Street—on Monday night, 7th June, I met the prisoner in the Haymarket—he went home with me, and next morning Harriett Smith, who lives in the same house, came into the room with some cards—the prisoner was there then—he played at cards with me, and won 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of me—he got his breakfast with me, and when he was going away he laid these two medals on the table, saying that if I gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. he would give me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he represented them as being two sovereigns—I made up the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with some half-pence, as I had not enough silver, and gave it to him—(he had shown me the money going home the night before; he had his waistcoat pocket full)—I jumped up to put them in my purse, and as he was going out I said, "These are bad ones"—I threw one to my friend, and she said that it was not good—I followed the prisoner into the street, and he said that if I did not go back he would split my b—head open—I saw him again the same night, and the night following—he tapped me on the shoulder, and said, "Are you engaged?"—I said, "No"—he said, "May I go home with you?"—I said, "No; give me my money, or I will give you in charge"—he got away, but I spoke to the police—I saw him on the Sunday night following—he jumped into a cab, I called to the cabman, and the prisoner jumped out at the other aide—when I met him again he said, "I am obliged to come up the Hay-market with my collar turned up, and if you go on with it I shall get twelve months in prison"—I walked up the Haymarket with him, and left him and spoke to a policeman, who took him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you known him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I had not taken him home a week before—the cards came in about 9 o'clock in the morning, and went on till 11 o'clock—I gave him the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. before he pro
<lb/>duced these coins—he was not going off with a girl when I gave him in custody, but with a gentleman friend of his—I have never seen him walking with another girl—I paid him 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. which he won of me—he took out a handful of coins, and said that he had won them on the Derby—I never drank with him in a public-house—he never paid me 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-82" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Macelesfield Street, and am married—Sarah</p>
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<p>Hicks lives in the same house—on the morning this occurred, I went into the prosecutrix' room, and gave her a pack of cards which she had asked me for—the prisoner was in her room—he asked me if I knew the three game trick, which he had been playing with my friend—I said, "No"—I am certain he is the man—I saw him leave, and as he went down stairs the prosecutrix threw these coins into my room, and asked me whether they were good; I said, "No."</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-83" type="surname" value="DICKENS"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-83" type="given" value="ABEL"/>ABEL DICKENS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C R</hi> 17). On 8th June, Hicks spoke to me, and two or three nights afterwards she described the prisoner, but I could not find him—on the morning of the 17th she gave him into my charge—he said he had never seen her before—I searched him at the station, and found in his waistcoat pocket a medal resembling these—Hicks delivered these two medals to the sergeant in my presence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three medals are brass—they are the exact size of a sovereign, and have the Queen's head on them, as a sovereign has—the colour is not good, but it might pass—the knerling is very good—the legend is not correct, it is, "To Hanover; and there is a figure of the King of Prussia on horseback.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Would any person who looked at the obverse side sec that they were not sovereigns?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They might not at night; they might be deceived by it—George the Third sovereigns have a man on horse
<lb/>back upon them—these medals are often used for card playing purposes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I can say I am innocent of receiving 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from that girl, or any money whatever."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of hit youth.</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I last saw it on the 8th July, about 1 o'clock—I afterwards saw it at the pawnbroker's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-88" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN FREELEY</persName> </hi>. On the 8th July, about 11 o'clock, I hung this sheet on a line, in the yard of 4 1/2, Queen Street—I saw it there at 1, and I went to take it in at 3.45, and it was gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-89" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Thomas Smith, a pawnbroker, of 47, Visited Street—this sheet was pledged at our shop on the 8th July, by the prisoner, for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she came to the shop next morning and wanted me to make an affidavit, as she had lost the ticket, and wanted to redeem it—I gave her an affidavit to that effect—I understood it was her own property.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know the prisoner by name?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have known her in the neighbourhood six or seven years—she has borne a good character—I have no reason to doubt her respectability—she gave me the money for the sheet when she redeemed it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 268). I took the prisoner into custody for stealing the sheet—she said, "I did take it"—she said she would not have taken it had she known it belonged to Mrs. Wood, and that she meant to take it back.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690712-623-offence-1 t18690712-name-93"/>Ellen Murty</persName>, and stealing a brooch and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., her property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Carney.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-94" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN MURTY</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, James Street, Islington—on Saturday, 5th June, I was coming from the Carved Red Lion public-house—I saw the two prisoners together—Hays came up to me and tried to pick my pocket—I told him he ought to be ashamed of himself for trying to pick a poor woman's pocket—Carney followed me into Colebrooke Row, and said, "What did you call me a thief for?"—I said, "I did not"—he said, "I will knock your b—eye out"—he made a
<hi rend="italic">grab</hi> at my brooch, and he gave me a violent blow, and then knocked me down and kicked me three times in the side—Hays was not there at the time I was struck—he came up after and said, "I have not touched you"—I had a half-crown and 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my hand—Carney knocked it out of my hand and took my brooch—he then ran away—Hays came up just as I got up—he said, "I have not touched you—I said, "All right"—with that he took two halfpence out of a child's hand, and ran away with them—the money was in my hand when I came out—I am sure of that, for I came out to pay it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time was this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 1 or 2 o'clock in the afternoon—I was coming from the Red Lion—I am not a—I had had a half-pint of porter—nothing more than that—I did not call teetotaller Carney a thief—I did not say anything to him—I saw him take my brooch from my shawl—it did not fall out in the scuffle—I was not at all excited—after he struck me Carney ran away round the corner of Essex Road—Car-ney had gone when I got up from the ground—I can't say whether he took the money out of my hand, or whether it fem.—I had it in my hand—I looked down to see if I could find it, and I could not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hays. Q.</hi> Did I strike you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, you did not touch me—I don't know where you live.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-95" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>REV. JOSEPH HAZLEGRAVE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in holy orders—on 5th June I was coming home from church—I saw two men and the last witness appa
<lb/>rently in altercation together, as I got to the top of the street—I can't positively swear to the two men—my belief is that the prisoners were the men, but I could not positively swear—as I got near to them, one of the men seized the woman by the throat, in a very furious manner, and struck her two terrible blows in the face, then lifted his leg, and gave her A fearful kick in the lower part of the body, and she fell—I called out to the man, and made an effort to reach him, but he ran away—I never saw his face—the other man came up shortly after, and said, "Where is the villain gone? I will take him "—there was a little child standing near—she said, "That way," and pointed with her hand—the man took something out of the child's hand, and ran away—I then went to the woman—it was so momen
<lb/>tary that I cannot swear to the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you not, at the Police Court, swear that it was Hays who seized the woman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; certainly not—I was examined at the Police Court—I distinctly swore that I could not identify the men—my pression was that it was the little one—I did not know his name was Hays then—I swear to nothing, except an impression.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hays. Q.</hi> Did not you say that the men were dressed different?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I</p>
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<p>thought so—one had a light coat on, like a navvy—I don't recollect what the other man had on—I never saw the men's faces.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-96" type="surname" value="HAYES"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAYES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman R</hi> 66). I took Carney into custody, on Mon-day evening, 7th June—I said, "Carney, I want you "—he said, "What for; I suppose it is about that old woman who was knocked down and robbed, in Colebrook Row—he wanted to make a rambling statement, but I cautioned him—I took him to the station—I took Hays, about 9.45, in Essex Road—I said I should take him for being concerned with Carney he said, "I was there, but I am innocent."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What do you mean by a rambling statement?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He tried to say something that I would not lend my ear to—it was a rambling statement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hay's Defence.</hi> I am innocent; the prosecutrix knows nothing about me.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CARNEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690712-623-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-623-18690712 t18690712-623-punishment-25"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude,</rs> and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-623-18690712 t18690712-623-punishment-26"/>Twenty Lashes with a Cat.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAYS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690712-623-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted, in January</hi>, 1865,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-623-18690712 t18690712-623-punishment-27"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLEN SULLIVAN</hi> (32)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BURNS</hi> (17)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK GEORGE</hi> (23)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690712-624-offence-1 t18690712-name-100"/>Maria Bowden</persName>, and stealing a purse, a chain, a brooch, and 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690712-624-offence-1 t18690712-name-101"/>John Bowden</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted that Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOLLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Sullivan; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Burns.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690712-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690712-name-102" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-102" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA BOWDEN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Bowden, a carpenter, of 49, Charles Street, Drury Lane—on the night of 27th June, about 12 o'clock, I was, with my husband, turning the corner of Charles Street—my husband walked on before me, he went to take a pot of beer up stairs for supper, while I was going to pay the landlady—when he had gone Sullivan came up to me and struck me a violent blow in the face—a man was with her, who I believe to be the prisoner George—after Sullivan struck me Burns struck me—I had a purse in my pocket containing 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., also a gold brooch, a jet chain and cross—I lost them all—I was knocked about so dreadfully I could not prevent them—my husband came up afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOLLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did this occur in a crowded thoroughfare?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it is a small, narrow street, leading out of Drury Lane; there was not many persons about—this was about the time the public-houses turn out their customers—I had not seen Sullivan before that day; she lives in the same street, she is a most notorious character—I had not been drinking with her—I did not say before the Magistrate that she had been annoying me all day—she had been annoying persons in the street—she used to sleep on our stairs, and my husband used to send her down—she did not know me personally till I was pointed out to her—I was quite sober, and am quite certain I had these things in my possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you ever seen Burns before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I saw him on the Sunday after, and gave him into custody in Charles Street, tossing—I am positive he is the man that struck me—I do needle-work when my husband is out of work, and get my living in the best way I can, by work—there were no persons about when I was assaulted, a great many came up afterwards—Burns ran away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690712-name-103" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-103" type="surname" value="BOWDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-103" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOWDEN</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—I was with her on this night—I went to get some beer while she went to pay some rent—as</p>
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<p>she did not come as soon us I expected, I went to see where she was—I found her surrounded by Bums and Sullivan; they would not let her pass—Sullivan struck her three times, and Burns struck her afterwards—I went to rescue her, and George caught me round the waist, threw me, and lucked me—he hurt me, I feel the effects of it nov—George was taken into custody but made his escape, I saw him escape.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOLLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Sullivan drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She was; not very—she knew what she was doing—she was trying to strike my wife, and would not let her pass—there was no challenge to fight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many persons were round your wife at the time you came up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> None but Burns and Sullivan—some came up afterwards—being bustled about as I was, I can't say—I was thrown to the ground and kicked; I should say there were about a dozen—the Middlesex Music Hall is in Charles Street, about twenty or thirty yards off.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690712-name-104" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-104" type="surname" value="BINDER"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-104" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BINDER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 71). I took Sullivan into custody about 12.30 on the morning of 27th June—the prosecutrix appeared as if she had been struck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOLLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Sullivan very drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-105" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WASHINGTON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 161). I took George into custody at the corner of Charles Street; on the way to the station he escaped—the prosecutrix said in his presence that she had been knocked down and robbed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690712-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690712-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-106" type="surname" value="WINTER"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-106" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WINTER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 97). On 30th of June I took George into custody—the prosecutrix and her husband identified him at the station—he was placed with several others in the usual way—I charged him, he made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">George. Q.</hi> Did not they first say the man was not there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I told them to look again, and the second time they said they believed you were the man.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDMUND WOODHEAD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F R</hi> 36). I took Burns into custody about 3 o'clock on the Sunday afternoon—the prosecutrix was with me, and told him the charge—he said he knew nothing about it; he came out of the music hull about 12 o'clock—there is a music hall about 100 yards from Charles Street, it closes about 12 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BURNS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good characters.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">were subsequently
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-624-18690712 t18690712-624-punishment-28"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">coutlnctrd that Protection</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Shay.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-110" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NEWBON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Brown Bear public-house, East Smithfield—on the ninth of 22ml June I shut my house up—I was called up by the police about 1.30—I found the front door open, and the things in disorder—I shut the door, and went to bed again—about half an hour afterwards I was called again by two constables—I then missed 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of never from a marble slab—there was 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. left, but there was a gloss with some spills in</p>
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<p>it which shaded it, and they did not Bee it—one till of copper was clear out, hat there were only a few halfpence and farthings in it—I also missed some cigars—Looney had been in my house that night; he was one of the last men I turned out—he had an opportunity of seeing the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How could he see it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Anyone could see the money that came in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FOX</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 144). On 23rd June, about 1.45 in the morning, I saw the two prisoners in Bird Street, Lower East Smithfield, walking and talking together—when they came within five or six yards of me, Looney turned round and ran away—Shay passed me; he went about half way along the street and looked about, as if looking for the number of a house, or for someone—I went round
<hi rend="italic">my</hi> beat, and when I came back to the corner where I had first seen them, I saw them again—they had got within about five yards of such other, but I was too quick to allow them to meet—Looney ran away a second time—I then asked Shay what he was loitering about there for—he said, "Nothing"—I asked him where he was going to—he said, "Nowhere"—I then asked what he had under his arm—as soon as I asked him that, he attempted to run away—I took this mug from under his jacket—I took him to the station, and there found on him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in farthings, and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of copper besides—I after-wards took Looney, about 5.30 in the morning—I had known him by sight between three and four years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-112" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MARRIOTT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 174). On the morning of 23rd June I was in Glasshouse Street, about 12.45 or 12.40—I saw both the prisoners there, within a few yards of each other—they were outside the Crown public-house—that is about 150 yards from the Brown Bear.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-113" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NEWBON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>). This mug is mine—it was safe about 9.30 that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Looney't Defence.</hi> I am quite innocent of the charge. I was in bed at the time this man was taken into custody; my landlord can prove it. I was with Richard Callaghan, and the policeman must have mistaken him for this prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-114" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD CALLAOHAN</persName> </hi>. On the night Looney was taken, I was in his company from 10 o'clock up to 1—we were at the Brown Bear, and went from there to the Crown—we stopped there until we were turned out, and Looney then saw me home—we went home together—I live at No. 2, Bracey's Buildings—during all that time I never saw the prisoner Shay—I don't know him; I never saw him till I saw him in the dock at Arbour Square—I had a drop of drink in me—I was drunk, but I recollect what happened in the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. CALLAOHAN</hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—he was very drunk on this night, and was brought home by Looney, who works with him—it was between 12.30 and 12.45—he brought him up stairs—our house is not above five minutes from the Crown—he stopped up stairs about five minutes—I went with him to the corner of the green yard—I bade him good night, and saw him go indoors—that is between the Crown and where I live—I saw him home because he had a drop in him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Does anybody live in your house besides you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; two families—they did not see the prisoner—I was the only person sitting up—I only guess the time to be 1.45, because our clock is always twenty minutes past—I saw him knock at his door—I don't know how he got in, I daresay his landlord opened it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-115" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS YATES</persName> </hi>. Looney lodged at my house—I remember the morning he was taken into custody—I can't say what time he came home the night before, I think it was between 12 and 1 o'clock—I opened the door for him—I was asleep at the time, and my wife awoke me when the rap came to the door—I only guess at the time—the policeman came about 6 o'clock in the morning, and nobody could well get out of the house again after coming in, without my knowing it—I was not examined before the Magistrate—Looney had been lodging with me about eight months—he is a very honest, hardworking man—he is sometimes out all night following the boats and helping the stevedores.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I am quite positive Callaghan is not the man I saw with Looney—I may have seen Callaghan before, but I don't know him—I knew Shay before, I have seen him about the streets on several occasions.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SHAY</hi>*†—
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<interp inst="t18690712-625-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-625-18690712 t18690712-625-punishment-29"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOONEY</hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690712-626-offence-1 t18690712-name-118"/>Emmeline Scott</persName>, and stealing a waistcoat, her property</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-119" type="given" value="EMMELINE"/>EMMELINE SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, living at 4, Ring's Square, Goswell Road—on 12th May, I was living at 4, Weat India Road—I went out about 9.15 that evening—before I left I bolted the back door inside, and shut the front door after me—I returned about 10.50, and could not open the front door—a neighbour forced it open—when I went in I missed a waistcoat from the shop window, and found it on the counter—I found the back door open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You went out at the front door?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yet, I pulled it to, as I generally did—I did not try it afterwards—I have no doubt it caught—when I returned my latch key would not open it—it was fastened on the inside.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-120" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HUGHES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi> 49). On the night of 12th May, about 11 o'clock, in consequence of information, I went to 4, West India Road—I saw a light in the shop—I tried the front door, and it was fast—I knocked at the door, the light then went out—I heard a voice—I afterwards saw three or four men on the roof of a house adjoining, No. 4—I heard a voice on the opposite side of the road say, "They are getting out of the back"—I went to 14, Penny fields, which is at the back of 4, West India Road, and found the prisoner in the back parlour—I took him to the station—I then went back and examined the prosecutrix's premises—the front door was then open, and Mrs. Scott was in the shop—I found this waistcoat on the counter—the back door was open, and there were marks on the wall in the back yard of some person having got over there—persons could get from there on to the roofs of some small houses into Pennyfields—when I got back to the station, I found that the prisoner had escaped—I am sure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there any light in the room where you took him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—Mr. Cox head had hold of the prisoner when I got there—the prisoner complained of his arm; it was bandaged, but not in a sling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-121" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Commercial Tavern, in Pennyfields, Poplar—on his night, a little after 10.30, I was passing by West India Road, and saw a light in the shop—I burst open the door—I went to my own door and</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had he his arm done up then?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—with a bandage.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-122" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES COXHEAD</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Pennyfields—on this night I heard an alarm—I ran into my yard, and saw a man go into the window of No 14—I called out, and laid hold of him, and held him till Hughes came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner here stated that he would plead guilty.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-626-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. *—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LANGFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18690712-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690712-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-125" type="given" value="JOHN ROBERT"/>JOHN ROBERT MONTAGUE</persName> </hi>. I am a painter, at Colney Hatch, in the parish of Finsbury—on Friday night, 18th June, I went to bed about 10.45, after locking up the house—I got up Aleut 5.30 in the morning—I found the place in disorder—two squares of glass were broken in the kitchen win-dow, by which means it had been opened—I missed a gown, a waistcoat, a pair of boots, a small scarf, and a hat—these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman A R</hi> 441). I took the prisoner in custody on 22nd June—I found her carrying a bundle containing this lynch dress and scarf—she had this pair of boots on.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18690712-name-130" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-130" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABLETH DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Davis, of 28, Arundel Street. Bethnal Green—on Saturday night, 5th June, about 12 o'clock. I saw the prisoner in my house; he was at the end of the passage, with the back door in his hand, which had been taken off the hinges, and a piece of candle alight—I hallowed out "Oh!—he knocked me down—I saw another man—I followed the prisoner into the garden—he knocked me down twice in the garden, and tried to make his escape through the next door, No. 30—Mr. Draper caught him—when I saw him in custody he said to me, "You are the woman, I don't mind doing six months for you ";—I missed nothing from inside the house; but two brass taps and some lead pipe were missed from the yard, by the back door—I had fastened up the house myself about 8.30 or 9 o'clock—he had got in by opening the kitchen window—I found that broken so that he could undo the fastening.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you knock me down when I came out of the closet?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Certainly I did; you wanted to get away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 135). I took the prisoner into cus
<lb/>tody in Charles Street—he was running very fast—I searched him at the station, and found on him two knives, a piece of wood, which was broken off the door, a tobacco box, some lucifer matches, and two pieces of candle—I saw that the prosecutor's door had been broken off the hinges—it was a very temporary door—the houses are very old.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I tell you that a young man named George had allowed me to go to this closet?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but he denied it—George has gone into the country—he was no doubt concerned in this affair—his name is George Bolton—he lodged at No. 30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was in the Standard public-house, and was taken very ill. I spoke to this man called George, and he showed me to this closet, and when I came out that person struck me and ill-used me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 360). About 4.30, on the morning of 17th June, I saw the prisoner with another man, at the back of the Albion Rood, in the garden of a house, a few doors from the house that was broken into—they were looking about, and when they saw me they ran away—I afterwards saw the prisoner in the custody of another constable, about a quarter of an hour afterwards—a chisel and a knife were found upon him—I afterwards went to 67, Albion Road, and examined the back-door—it had been broken open, and the marks on the door corresponded with both these chisels—the prisoner was charged at the station—he said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where did you get the large chisel from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was in the garden where you ran through—I did not find it—I did not see any marks corresponding with the knife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-137" type="given" value="JOSIAH"/>JOSIAH POOLET</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 148). On the morning of the 17th June, I saw the prisoner running up Lavender Grove, towards London Fields—I followed him, and caught him.</p>
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<lb/>dow, and then they went to the next, and so on—I saw the policeman after them, and saw them run—I don't know which is Mr. Gilbert's house.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRINDLET</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 193). On the morning of 30th June, I was in the New Inn Yard—I saw the prisoner there, with two others, near Mr. Hughes' beer-house—the prisoner was in a stooping position, over the cellar-flap—the men all ran away when they saw me—I followed, and sprung my rattle—the prisoner was stopped by policeman 90 H—I went back to the house, and called up the prosecutor, and then the flap was examined—I took the prisoner to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Which way did I run?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From Bateman's Row towards Shoreditch Church—you did not turn round and ask what I wanted you for.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 90). I met the prisoner on this morning, running from Bateman's Row up Shoreditch, followed by the last witness—I took him to the station with the last witness.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-144" type="given" value="MAXWELL"/>MAXWELL ALLINGHAM</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi> 15). I saw the prisoner stopped by the last witness—on the 29th June, about 3.45, I saw the prisoner and two men loitering about in the Curtain Road, up one street and down another—they went to a coffee-shop in Shoreditch—I went in after them—I searched the prisoner, and found a cotton handkerchief similar to this one (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it was not hemmed—I heard the rattle the next morning—I went into the cellar of the house where the flap was raised, and found this handkerchief on the kitchen table, wrapped up in a piece of paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did you find that handkerchief on me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> One similar to it—I believe it to be the one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-145" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HUGHES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I know nothing of this handkerchief at all—it is not mine—I did not see it there the night before—it was found in the kitchen, not in the cellar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent of this charge. At the Police Court I was charged with attempted burglary, and then I was committed for trial here on a different charge altogether. I was coming down Curtain Road, and the two constables came up. One of them hit me in the eye and knocked me about, and then took me in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted in March</hi>, 1865,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690712-631-offence-1 t18690712-name-148"/>William Hampton</persName>, and stealing a hat, a purse, a pair of boots, and 1
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROLLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>ship—on the 16th June, I was in the Whitechapel Road—I lost my way, being a stranger in London—I was going to where my ship was lying—it was between 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning, as near as I can judge—it was 12 o'clock before I left the Whitechapel Road—as I was going along, four men pounced upon me and knocked me down—one got his arm round my neck, one sat on my head, and one on my chest—one man said, "Keep him quiet, you b—fool, and don't let him halloa"—they took 21
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and a few coppers, my boots and cap—as soon as they ran away with the booty, I got up and ran after them, and ran them into a water-closet till two policemen came up—they took hold of them and took them to the station—there were four altogether—two got away—I never lost sight of them—I have not the least doubt that they are the men—I was as sober as I am now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-150" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TOKER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 334). On the morning of 16th June, between 1 and 2 o'clock, I was in High Street, Shoreditch—I heard cries of "Police!" and "Murder?"—I ran up, in company with another constable—I saw the two prisoners running away from the prosecutor, and we ran them into a water-closet—the prisoners are the two men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-151" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CHATFIELD</persName> </hi>. On the morning of 16th June I saw the two prisoners running—I was with the last witness—we ran after them, and ran them into a water-closet—I am sure they are the two men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lakeman's Defence.</hi> I am quite innocent of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Earley's Defence.</hi> I am innocent.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BARLEY</hi>**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-633-18690712 t18690712-633-punishment-38"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-634-18690712 t18690712-634-punishment-39"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690712-635-offence-1 t18690712-name-159"/>Thomas Younghusband</persName></rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-635-18690712 t18690712-635-punishment-40"/>Eight Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-636-18690712 t18690712-636-punishment-41"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DENNIS HAGGERTY</hi> (15)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690712-637-offence-1 t18690712-name-163"/>William Mills</persName> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-637-18690712 t18690712-637-punishment-42"/>Twelve Month' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> And
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM RICHES</hi> (22)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690712-638-offence-2 t18690712-name-166"/>Charles Frederick White</persName>, and stealing a quantity of beef, mutton, bread, and other articles—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-638-18690712 t18690712-638-punishment-43"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">AUGUSTUS DAW</hi> (50)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLET</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOODY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. MACRAE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOIR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690712-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690712-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-168" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES AUSTIN</persName> </hi>. I am one of the ushers of the Court of Bank-ruptcy,</p>
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<p>London—I produce a copy of a deed, and an affidavit annexed to it—they purport to be made and signed by the defendant—I have here the affidavits made under the rules in bankruptcy—this affidavit was made in pursuance of the statute as to three-fourths in value.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How do you know it is the original deed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was produced in the Police Court, from the officer—it has never been in my office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there an endorsement on it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; that this is the deed referred to—I produce the register copy deed, which was left, and the deed; they correspond.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690712-name-169" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-169" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT JOHNSTON</persName> </hi>. I am one of the ushers of the Bankruptcy Court—on 10th October, these affidavits and this certified copy of a deed were brought to me in the Bankruptcy Court, to be sworn—I administered the oath to the defendant, and initialed the accounts—I administered the oath on both.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you prepared to swear that you administered the oath to the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To the person signing his name to the affi
<lb/>davits—I am not prepared to swear that the prisoner is the man—I ad-ministered many oaths that day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-170" type="surname" value="BROUGHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-170" type="given" value="JAMES RIGG"/>JAMES RIGG BROUGHAM</persName> </hi>. I have been one of the registrars of the Bank-ruptcy Court upwards of twenty years—this Bankruptcy Order was sworn before me—I have initialed the accounts—the statutory affidavit was also sworn before me the same day—the original deed will be produced—this copy deed tears my signature—it is the one referred to in the affidavit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Then you administered the oath?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not in this cose; but it was administered before me—when the usher administers the oath, he puts his initials; I sign it, seeing the initials of the usher as having administered the oath; I put my initials on the faith of the initials of the usher—October 10th was a very busy day—I have not the slightest remem-brance of seeing the prisoner there—the usher nearly always administers the oath in Court, but in chambers no usher is present, and we do it ourselves.</p>
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<persName id="t18690712-name-171" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-171" type="surname" value="PAYNE"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-171" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 49, Bedford Row—I was employed by Mr. John Harris to recover a debt against Daw, a few weeks before 14th November, 1868, when the judgment bears date—the debt to Mr. Harris, and the costs recovered, amounted to 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the writ bears date 20th September, 1868; it was served on 30th September, and was endorsed for 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I never saw the defendant, as far as I remember
<lb/>sition, I obtained a meeting, at which Shortland and Smith were examined—Mr. Mann was examined about 8th February—I examined them, and after that I got an appointment for the defendant to show cause why execution should not issue—that matter came on on 6th March, before Commissioner Winslow—the defendant was present; he had counsel—questions were put to him by the Commissioner—I placed the account in Daw's hands, and the Commissioner then said, "You have heard what has seen said; did you get the assent of Mann to your deed?"—Daw replied, "By word of mouth"—the Commissioner said, "Did you get his assent in writing?"—he said, "No, I did not"—the Commissioner said, "Did you get the assent in writing of Shortland?"—he said, "I did not"—the Com-missioner said, "Did you get any assent from Shortland?"—he said, "No, I did not, your honour—that Commissioner said, "This deed cannot stand,"</p>
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<p>addressing the prisoner's counsel, and he mode this order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for execu-tion to issue—it has the seal of the Court, and this other is the original, signed by the registrar—I placed both affidavits before the Commissioner; but this one, verifying the accounts, I referred to particularly, and said to him, "Is this your signature?"putting any finger to the foot of the deed, and saying, "Did you swear to this affidavit?"—he said, "It is my signature, and I swear it."(
<hi rend="italic">The accounts showed the debts to be</hi> 968
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">There were sixteen creditors, twelve of them assenting, who represented</hi> 793
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and among them were Richard shortland for</hi> 47
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., H Poole for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">Edward Mann for</hi> 157
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and Miles Smith for</hi> 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you a private meeting on 28th December?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am not certain of the date—Mr. Reid is the attesting witness to the creditors' signatures; I did not examine him—I have been solicitor to Mr. Harris some few years—I put the defendant in prison in order to get my client's debt—I understood that the prisoner had some property, which he had assigned away—I have searched and found a bill of sale, making away with all his cab horses and stock in trade, to Miles Smith—I do not hope to get the money by these proceedings, it has been lost long ago.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the result?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Judgment by default—judgment was not obtained till 13th November, we had to take a circuitous route to get the writ served—I do not find that Shortland, or Mann, or Smith actually executed the deed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-172" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM ANTON"/>WILLIAM ANTON MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the last witness, and was present when the application was made to issue execution on Mr. Harris's judgment—the whole of the papers were hi Court—I was present in the Bankruptcy Court, on 6th April, when application, was made for the defendant's release—I showed him a copy of the deed, and the affidavit annexed to the ac-counts—I put my finger on the affidavit, and asked him whether it was his name and handwriting; he replied that it was—I asked him if he had signed the deed of which that was a copy, he said, "Yes"—I asked him if he was aware when he made that affidavit, that he had not obtained the assent of Edward Mann; he said that he was aware of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Notwithstanding the opposition, was he released?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690712-name-173" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MANN</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Bristow Street, New North Road—I now travel on commission—in 1868, I was carrying on business at 243, High Street, Shadwell—in October, 1868, the defendant was indebted to me 157
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for corn and other goods supplied—that was the unpaid balance of the account—I asked him for payment, in October, and he said that he was making a composition deed—he asked me to sign it, but I do not think he showed it to me—I said, "No, I want my money"—he said that he could not pay me, he was going to pay 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the pound, and that was not to be paid at once—I think the other 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was to be in three months—I re
<lb/>ceived 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the pound, 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I think it came to—I gave him a receipt for that, but signed no other paper—the deed was not tendered to me for signa
<lb/>ture—I saw it in his possession, I think—I was asked to sign it, and said that I would not—I was also asked to sign it after I got my 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I have been in business, at Shadwell, about twelve months—I was unfortu
<lb/>nate, and obliged to go through the Bankruptcy Court—I have had three shops, and been unfortunate in all of them—I know Henry Rmhbrook—I assented to his deed, and had only 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the pound then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Whether you signed the deed or not, you assented</p>
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<p>to the composition?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, my liabilities were about 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this is my signature to this account of the transactions between me and the prisoner, the amount of it is 267
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BBSLBT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are those the proceedings in bankruptcy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, my accounts are all filed, I filed one copy at the official assignee's, and one at the Court—one copy was not filed, because it was not quite clean—I signed every page—I was bankrupt on 12th October, 1868—I knew nothing about Mr. Poole or Shortland when I received the 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<persName id="t18690712-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690712-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-174" type="surname" value="SHORTLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-174" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SHORTLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher—in October last I lived at 83, Frederick Street, Caledonian Road—I have known the defendant two years—he owed me some money before June, and Mrs. Daw paid me for what she had—I did not sign any deed of composition, or assent, in writing; nor did I know of any such dead being prepared in October last—I first became acquainted with its existence at the bankruptcy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you had considerable transactions with the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I always did business with his wife—they did a con
<lb/>siderable business in tripe and sheep's heads—the amount was not so much as 47
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in July—I have been paid some by Mrs. Daw, by instalments—the prisoner was not present when they were paid—he is a cab proprietor, and I believe he was out with his cabs—he tries to get an honest living—a good many of his horses died.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many of his horses do you know of dying?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Twenty or thirty, last year—I sold him a horse, and went there—she used to pay me instalments of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there was no new debt before I was examined in the Bankruptcy Court—the debt was paid off in June, or July—I had a horse from the prisoner, in payment, before the last instalment was paid.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690712-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690712-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-175" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-175" type="given" value="MILES"/>MILES SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am an oil and colourman, of Approach Road, Victoria Park—I have known Daw nineteen years—I supplied him with goods and money between 1867 and 1868, and the debt amounted to quite 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., to secure which he made this bill of sale in September—I had it registered within the month—I did not then know that he was going to offer a com
<lb/>position—the bill of sale included all his horses, cabs, and other things—I allowed him to hold possession of that goods—he did not apply to me to sign the composition deed—I never signed any paper assenting to it—I made some sales under this bill—19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth were sold by him directly after I got the bill, with my permission—I did not get 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of the 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was after the second sale, I think, that I was applied to—a man named Reid applied—that is he—he asked me if I was willing to take composition, and I said "Yes;" but when they came to me I said, "Oh dear, no"—a paper was shown to me; he had some papers in his hand—I gave my sanction for the sale at Somers' Repository, and he received the money, and never handed it over to me—I have not brought my papers, and cannot recollect when the first sale was—I can read writing—I do not know that I have been asked on several occasions to bring the papers from Somers' Repository.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You brought all the papers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had papers at Guildhall, and I brought the same here—I have known Daw nineteen years; I knew him when he was in prosperity—when Mr. Reid called and asked me to give my consent, I said, "Yes," sarcastically, but afterwards I said, "Oh, no"—I asked the prisoner for the bill of sale, as I had no security; but I did not tell him I should not let him have the money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690712-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690712-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-176" type="surname" value="HICKS"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HICKS</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 12, Francis Terrace, Hackney</p>
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<p>Wick—the defendant was brought to me by Mr. Reid—I do not remember that anyone else was present—this deed was shown to me, and I signed it as the attesting witness of Daw; this other is certified by me to be a true copy of the original deed—I only attended to the attestation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you attest it on Saturday, the 10th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On 6th October—this certificate of a true and correct copy does not bear a date—the deed was completed when I certified.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The signatures appended?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the signatures are above it—I should not have known how many signatures there were going to be, but it was signed, and I certified immediately below the signatures.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690712-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690712-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-177" type="surname" value="REID"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-177" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM REID</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant, of Tread way Street, Hackney—I have been a solicitor's clerk—about the end of last September Daw spoke to me, and I in consequence proposed a deed—he supplied me with the names of these seventeen creditors—I understood G. H. Poole to be a builder—I had had no transactions with him—I saw him at Hadding-ham's house, and told him I had got a list of Daw's creditors, and asked him if he would sign the deed—he said, "It will be a great loss to me; I had better put up with the loss and take what I can get"—I got his signa
<lb/>ture to the deed—it was for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which was the amount given me by Daw—saw him once at his house, 19, Harrogate Road—I saw him not more than twice between both October and 5th March—I did not know that he used any name but Poole till he was tried for misdemeanour, in the other Court, in the name of William Austin (
<hi rend="italic">See vol.</hi> 1 xix.,
<hi rend="italic">p.</hi> 451)—I saw Garner at the same time—I did not act for Austin or Poole; but I was asked to watch the case, to see that counsel was in Court, and I did so—I saw Miles Smith in reference to signing the deed, and when I asked him if he would consent to the composition, he said, "Oh, yes "—I asked him if he would sign the deed of composition, and he said that he did not see any necessity—I did not get a written assent from him or from Shortland—I went to Edward Mann, and asked him to sign—he said that he would not; he had already got com
<lb/>position, and had given Daw a receipt—I did not ask him for his assent in writing; I thought that was sufficient—I know Milton, Silley, Richards, and Pillion—I saw them all, and was present when Hicks certified the com
<lb/>position deed—I appear for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I did not notice that he spells my name Weld instead of Reid—when I wrote my name as attesting witness, I did not notice that my name was spelt wrong—I do not think I prepared the affidavits to the accounts—I find Daw's signature to the statutory affi
<lb/>davit, and there is his signature to the accounts—I prepared his preliminary statement; this is my signature to it—I acted for him in the bankruptcy, so far as making my affidavit of service, and am acting for him now—I did not act for Poole.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the prisoner entrust you to prepare his composi
<lb/>tion deed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he gave me a list of his creditors, which I have searched for everywhere; it was a small piece of paper, and no doubt I have destroyed it—the statement I have seen here is a correct copy of the original—I went to the addresses of the parties named, and Daw went with me to a great many—I found no discrepancy between what the creditors had agreed to—I appear there as a creditor—I account thus for my name not being correctly spelt; the original deed was handed to the prisoner after I got the signatures, and he did not bring it back till after 10 o'clock on Saturday, and I was obliged to call in assistance to get it completed, and to get the account completed, and the office closed that day at 2 o'clock—the</p>
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<p>whole matter was done in great haste—the prisoner told me that Miles Smith was secured, and Mann had already got the composition, and given a receipt for it—I took them to be accepting creditors, and put them down assenting creditors on my own responsibility—the prisoner said nothing to me upon the necessity of "getting assent in writing; so far as I know these transactions have been
<hi rend="italic">bond fide</hi> on his part—this "Three fourths in value," is in writing—there was undue haste when the affidavits were sworn; it was all done in an hour and a half, the whole of the accounts and all; there was no time to look into anything—there was not time to read over the affidavit and to get it registered—in the whole of my transactions with the prisoner no part that he mentioned to me turned out untrue—I observed no attempt to conceal the real state of his affairs from his creditors—I did not know that he had paid Shortland, till I was examined at the Police Court—I have known Daw five years—he lost a great many horses—I do not think I was present when the affidavit was sworn, I think I sent Anderson; I was com
<lb/>pelled to employ two or three people that day—the accounts and the affidavits were attended to in the same hurried manner—they have passed the Court unchallenged hitherto—I had seven or eight people's business to attend to on that day, I was locked in the office till 5 o'clock, and they would not let anybody out or in after 2 o'clock—I do not think any expla
<lb/>nation was given to Daw; they were taken up in that hurried way, and he was compelled to sign his name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Your answers apply to 10th October?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—they were all signed on 6th October—I went more than once to Mr. Hicks—he could not have signed the copy deed at the some time as the other; the sig
<lb/>natures could not have been there when the defendant executed the deed—they were all on the deed on 6th October; he put a horse and trap to and drove me round to get the signatures—there was hurry on that occasion; he said that if I gave him the addresses he would get them, and I saw nothing more of him till the morning of the 10th—the accounts were not touched then—on 10th October I went to Mr. Hicks again, to his house—I have been a creditor of his—I should think the first portion of the money I signed for, 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., has being owing to me four years—I have got no memorandum of any of these loans—I had been out of a situation as an attorney's clerk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEHLBY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he come to you first or to Mr. Hnddingham?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think the first conversation was in his own house, Mr. Haddingham had offices, and I told him he had better come there—I did not take Daw to him, nor did he bring Daw to me—I knew that assents in writing were necessary—I got the men's receipt in writing, that is all—I never saw Clayton, Miller, Robinson, or Richards but once, when I attested their sig
<lb/>natures—I did not sec that my name was spelt Weid—the notice addressed "Weid" found me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690712-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690712-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-178" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-178" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am a builder of 30, Alice Row, Mile Knd, and am landlord of 19, Harrogate Road, South Hackney—in August 1867, I let that house to William Frank Garner, he occupied it about a year and H half, and left on 5th November, 1868—I understood his name was Poole, but he gave me the name of Garner—I never saw William Austin—I could not get possession of the house after 5th November, 1868, he left two quar
<lb/>tern rent due, and I got possession three months afterwards—I found some papers in the house, this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of them—as far as I know, the business of a builder was not carried on there, or any business at all.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. W. REID</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You saw Poole who signed that deed on 6th October for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I saw him tried in the adjoining Court, in the name of Austin; Austin and Poole are the same person—I did not know him by the the name of Austin till he was tried.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690712-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690712-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-179" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-179" type="given" value="THOMAS TUDOR"/>THOMAS TUDOR HALL</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Hall & Kussell, engineers and wholesale ironmongers, of Upper Thames Street,—in September, 1868, William Austin, who was tried in the Court, came and gave the name of G. H. Poole, he gave a card—I saw him several times—he said that he was a builder, and gave orders for goods to 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. value—I got no money—in the course of the transactions with the prisoner at 19, Horrogate Road, I received these orders, and it was upon them that I parted with my goods—I am speaking of William Austin, who I saw in the other Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You know nothing of the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I never saw him with Austin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690712-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690712-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-180" type="surname" value="HENDERSON"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-180" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HENDERSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., Queen's Road, Dalston—that is next door to 183—I was present in the other Court when Austin, otherwise G H. Poole, was tried—there were two Austins next door, and we did not know one from the other—I recognized the one at the Court as Poole, but I do not know which one took the house—the man I saw in the other Court was the man I recognized as Poole, and the same man who I had seen at 183—he first came there About December 22nd, 1868—no business was carried on there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You do not know whether he carried on butineas as a builder elsewhere?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690712-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690712-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-181" type="surname" value="BUSHNELL"/>
<interp inst="t18690712-name-181" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BUSHNELL</persName> </hi>. I deal in corn, at 181, King's Cross Road—I sup
<lb/>plied Daw with corn, for nine months, as a cab-proprietor, but he only kept one horse the former part of the time—he was then a cabinet-maker, and used to pay me ready money—I first gave him credit in January, 1868, and served him up to September, 1868—he bought very bad horses, which were worn out before he put them to work—from January to September 30th, he used to have about twelve quarters of corn a week, and a bill was due to me in September of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I spoke to him in reference to his Affairs—he said, What had I got to be afraid of, he owed me 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and had 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to pay it, and he should come in for 1400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from an aunt, and was in a good position to pay me—he told me a short time previous to his composi
<lb/>tion deed that he only owed 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the world, and if I would be quiet, he would pay me what he owed me, but the amount he owed to John Harris, he would never pay him—after that, Mr. Reid waited on me—the solicitor wished me to sign a deed for 900
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I then saw Daw, and remonstrated with him, and asked him if he only owed 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., how it was he sent in a composition for 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—three weeks, or perhaps only a fortnight, had elapsed since he said that he only owed 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the world.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How did you know what the amount of the debts, was?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have a son, who has been five years with Mr. Musgrove, in Chancery Lane, and he went to Quality Court, and examined the deed—I am quite positive Daw said that he only owed 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this was told me in Arthur's stable, a fortnight or throe weeks before the deed was sent out—I think we were by ourselves—I felt my position so, that I could not forget what he said—men were at work in the mews—the conversation was not in a whisper—I was a great sufferer, so I hood great reason to be anxious—I thought it might break my back—he owed me 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at that time—that was genuine debt—these receipts for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. were given by me, here</p>
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<p>is the account—I do not know that he got into difficulties on account of the death of his horses, because he received some money from a railway company, and if he had owed ma 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., he could have paid me—he swore at my wife, and spoke very impudently to her—he said he was in a position to pay roe, but did not offer to do so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLET</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you spoke to him again about owing only 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., you say he denied telling you it was only 300?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did not deny it; but he was dumb—he was struck—I was two years in business, struggling very hard against wind and tide to get a living.</p>
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