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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>TENTH SESSION, HELD AUGUST 16th, 1869.</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, August 16th, 1869, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</hi>, M.P.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-2" type="given" value="CHIEF"/>Lord Chief Baron</persName> of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGUE SMITH</hi>, Knt., one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Court of Common Pleas; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER GARDEN</hi>, Knt., Alderman 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="t18690816-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">SILLS JOHN GIBBONS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-4" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH CAUSTON</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-6" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriff's Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND COTTON</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WILLIAM COOK WORTHY HUTTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALEXANDER CBOSLET</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROUERT SLEE</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. TENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two start</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obslick</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, August</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WEBSTER</hi> (38)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Other Counts,</hi> for conspiracy, with
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-10" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>Joseph Hughes</persName> and others, to cheat and defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</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. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-11" type="given" value="EDGAR BENJAMIN"/>EDGAR BENJAMIN INGAMELLS</persName> </hi>. I am a woollen agent, carrying on busi
<lb/>ness at 9 1/2, Noble Street, City—I am agent, amongst others, for Messrs. Baincs and Hurst, of Leeds—I became acquainted with the defendant, about 1st December, 1868, through a man named Salkeld—Salkeld brought me the first order for goods, and I called on the defendant to ask him for references, at 4, Great Winchester Street—I also saw Joseph Hughes there, and one or two clerks—the defendant gave me references to Mr. Hughes, of Millwall Iron Works, and Owen Ford &Co., of Bishopsgate—he told me he had an order for J. A. Gray &Co., of Canterbury, New Zealand, for these goods—I asked him what his capital was—he said, "3000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—this was all in the presence of Joseph Hughes; he was always present at every conversation I had with Webster—I have no doubt he took part in the conversation; in fact, I am sure he did—after that I executed the order for the goods, amounting to 94
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—before executing it I had been to the referees—I</p>
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<p>went to Millwall, but did not see Mr. Hughes; he was stated to be in Russia—I saw his clerk—I also went to Owen Ford & Co., but could not see either Owen or Ford—I left my card, and told them what I wanted, and I had a written reference the next morning—I have not got it here, I sent it down to Yorkshire—I executed that order, and got paid for it—I executed it on the strength of the references, and also that the goods were going to J. A. Gray & Co., who were stated to be very substantial persons; in fact, the order was given as for J. A. Gray & Co.—on 14th December, those goods were sent from Leeds—on 16th December I received a second order, amounting to 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the order—I saw both the prisoner and Hughes on that day—Joseph Hughes wrote the order, in Webster's presence—Hughes did not, on that occasion, say for whom the goods were; he had told me that all fabrics that they ever bought were for Gray & Co., of Canterbury—that order was ultimately executed; the goods left Leeds on 26th January, and were delivered to Smiths', the packers, in Camomile Street—from what I saw in the newspapers, I wrote to Webster about Hughes, of Millwall, and I received this letter in reply—I do not know Webster's writing—(
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stating that the signature to the letter was hit, it was read as follow:</hi> "7th January, 1868. 4, Great Winchester Street, Old Broad Street, London, E.C. Merchants and Shippers. John Webster & Co., London Agents for J. A. Gray & Co., Canterbury, New Zealand. Dear sir, Your favour of this morning we beg to acknowledge, and say, in reply, that the report alluded to by your friends, in the matter of the Millwall Shipbuilding Company, is entirely distinct from the Millwall Rolling Mills, of which Mr. Hughes is the head, and we wish you to convey this to your friends.")—I received this letter, signed "J. B. Hughes" (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I should say the signature is the same handwriting as the orders they gave me—in consequence of that letter, I sent goods to Messrs. Smith, the packers (
<hi rend="italic">This was from J. Webster & Co., per pro W. Hughes, dated 22nd January,</hi> 1869,
<hi rend="italic">directing the goods ordered to be sent to Smiths', the packers</hi>)—Hughes had told me distinctly, the first time, that they bought no fabrics except what were for Gray & Co.—he did not say so specially with reference to those goods—the goods were sent from Leeds to Smiths'—those goods have not been paid for; they were to have been paid for in a month—I made application for the money, in the first place to Joseph Hughes; Mr. Webster was stated to be away, ill—he afterward wrote to me, and I called on him, I think, some time in March—I did not get my money—I executed a third order—at the time I did so I under-stood the second order had been paid for—the amount of the third order was 158
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Joseph Hughes wrote that order, professedly from a letter he had in his hand from Gray & Co.—he gave me the order person-ally—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it; it is dated March 4th, 1869—Hughes distinctly said those goods were for (tray & Co., of Canterbury—they were what we term black union cloths—those goods were sent to Messrs. Smith, the packers—the first order that was given to me was for the same manu
<lb/>facturer that executed the third order—at the time I executed that order, I was under the belief that the goods were to go to J. A. Gray & Co., of Canterbury—there was a special time named for the delivery of these goods, "To catch a certain ship, and they must be in London on 8th March"—289
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. would be about the amount due to me—I did not go to the referees after the first time—I have since been, on one occasion, to Ethel
<lb/>burga House, where Owen Ford & Co. carried on business; that was the</p>
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<p>day after I heard that Webster had absconded, not later than that—I believe it was the first week in May, and I believe on the Monday after Webster was reported to have absconded on the Saturday—the last time I went to Webster's place was on the Friday previous to his, absconding; I can't give you the date—I did not find him there, the warehouse was locked up—when I went to Owen Ford & Co.'s, on the Monday, I saw the man there representing himself to be Ford.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The first order was on the 14th December?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the 1st, it was executed on the 14th—that amounted to 94
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that was paid—the arrangement was cash in a month—I received no money, it was remitted to the manufacturers who executed the order—the second order was executed on 26th January—that would be before the first order was paid for, but it was not for the same manufacturer—the second order was to be paid for in a month—for the third order a bill was given for 158
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to the manufacturers—that has not been paid—the four months' bill did not include the second and third orders, they were from different manufacturers—I had never heard of Gray & Co. before—I had nothing to do with the goods being sent to Japan—I heard they were sent there—I saw an order from Webster to Smiths', the packers, to deliver them to the order of Messrs. De Vecchi. Navone & Co.—I did not say I was glad of it, for that Japan was a better market than New Zealand—I will swear that—I said probably it might be a good market—I believed it was, and that it would realize a profit; but they were not sold to be sent to Japan—I should not have trusted Webster if I had thought he had to find a market for his goods—they were not sent on speculation—perhaps parties do send out goods on speculation, but I was not sufficiently satisfied with Webster's amount of capital for that—if they had sold better at Japan than at New Zealand it would have made no difference to me, if I was paid the money; but there was the false pretence, that they were bought to go to Gray & Co.—I said I believed Japan was a good market—I did not say I was glad they were sent there, nothing of the sort—I did not say it was a better market than Canterbury—I am paid by commission—I have no idea what profit these kind of goods would make in a good market—I should say not twenty or thirty per cent, nor twenty—in the ordinary course, goods of this sort, destined for foreign markets, are sent to packers like Smith.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When was it you heard these goods were sent to Japan?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have not got the date, it was not till after Webster was apprehended—I heard it before I was at the Police Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-12" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LEEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Parkington & Co., champagne and claret shippers, of John Street, Crutched Friars—in January last, I received a note from Webster & Co., inquiring prices; in consequence of that I called on 28th January at No. 4, Great Winchester Street—I there saw the prisoner and Hughes—I was introduced to Hughes by the prisoner—I mentioned the fact of my having received the letter—I forget whether I took it with me—a general conversation took place—I told them I had not any wine at the price they wanted, but I could sell them wine at a higher price, which I quoted—they talked together with myself, and said they had orders to send wine to Australia, they did not know that they were limited to price, but they would be glad to see my wines if I would let them have samples—in the course of conversation I asked what business they were carrying on, and they told me they were merchants,</p>
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<p>general merchants, I think—I don't know whether the word "genera" was used, but that was what I understood them to say—they said they were not in the wine trade, but they had received orders from some of their friends, or constituents, I forget which word they used, in the Colonies, to send them wine—I asked for references—they gave me Messrs. Owen Ford & Co., of Ethelburga House, Bishopsgate Street—I went there and found that name up—I saw a person, I can't tell you his name, I understood he was one of the partners—I received a very satisfactory reply to my inquiries—in consequence of that reference I furnished the wine—this is the order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it is dated February 20th, for seventy-five dozen of 56 champagne, at 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a dozen at Epernay—the "56" probably refers to the year of the vintage—I received this note, dated 9th March, it is simply an inquiry when the champagne will be ready—I think it refers to some subsequent order which we did not execute—it is on one of Webster's lithograph headings—I don't know in whose writing—[
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. INOAMKLLS</hi>. I believe this to be in Hugheb' handwriting]—We ordered the wine from Epernay, and on its arrival in bond we shipped it on board the ship we were directed to do by Webster & Co.—we imported the wine direct from Epernay—the shipping order came in this letter, and we lodged the wine to that order—it was sent to the dock—I don't know it of my own knowledge—I saw the prisoner subsequently on several occasions—I don't recollect any particular conversation about the wine—I have no doubt it was alluded to many times, that it was shipped, because a further order was given—I can swear that I told him the wine was gone, and he said he was glad to know that the thing was on its way—I received these papers.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-13" type="given" value="CHARLES EDGAR"/>CHARLES EDGAR WALLIS</persName> </hi>. I am in the Imperial Bank—I am acquainted with the prisoner's signature—I believe the signatures to these two documents to be Webster's: (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi> "31st March, 1869. To Messrs. J. A. Parkington & Co Gentlemen, be good enough to send forward an order for 160 dozen of champagne, same as last, for the vessel taking the place of the
<hi rend="italic">Royal Dane.</hi> Signed, John Webster & Co." "7th April, 1869. (
<hi rend="italic">from same to tame</hi>) Gentlemen, The draft sent us we find only for the quantity of wine shipped, you will please include the champagne sent to Mr. Hughes' house, it having passed through our books, together with that sent to my own residence; you may send Mr. Hughes three dozen of brandy, which may be included.")</p>
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<hi rend="italic">continued</hi>). The debt due to us was 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., including the goods sent to their houses—we received a further order for 100 cases of champagne, which we declined to execute—that was within a very short time of the
<hi rend="italic">smash</hi>, and after that we still received letters begging us to hasten it forward—I went to the prisoner's place about ten days afterwards—I suppose that was about the end of April—I found the office closed—I could find nobody there but the housekeeper, who keeps the whole of the house—this is the order for the seventy-five dozen—[Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALLIS</hi>. This is in the prisoner's handwriting]—(
<hi rend="italic">This was an order dated</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th March</hi>, 1869,
<hi rend="italic">from John Webster & Co., to the witness, to deliver on board the Swift-sure, East India Dock, seventy-five dozen champagne.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The amount of your debt altogether is 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—for that he gave me a bill—it is not due yet, I believe—we discounted it—19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a dozen the price of the champagne at Epernay—the cost on board would be 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—it would not fetch 60
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 70
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a dozen in</p>
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<p>the Australian market—I have a great doubt about its realizing a large profit—I would not ship it myself—I don't believe it would fetch 40
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a dozen—if it fetched 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a dozen at Melbourne or Sidney that would be as much as it would fetch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-15" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HANCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a detective sergeant of the City police—I saw the prisoner in custody of Sergeant Hill of the
<hi rend="italic">K</hi> division—I told him I had a warrant for his arrest, and I read it to him, charging him with obtain-ing goods from Moses, Levy & Co.—he asked me if I had his partner in custody—I said, "No, the warrant only speaks of you"—he said, "When he hears I am in custody he will run away"—I said, "You did so when you found there was a summons out for you"—he said, "I knew nothing of the summons until the day after it was made returnable, Messrs. Hart have the goods, I had nothing at all to do with them, I never bought a single piece in my life"—I then took him to Moor Lane Station, where he was looked up—I had been seeking him for a fortnight—ho was found by Sergeant Hill—on 17th May I brought him from Moor Lane Station to Guildhall, and on the way he said, "I will tell you the truth of this matter, Mr. Hancock, I saw an advertisement in the newspaper for a traveller, it purported to come from Messrs. Owen Ford & Co., of Ethelburga House; I went there and saw a man whom I at the time believed to be Owen Ford, we came to an arrangement that I was to receive 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year; in a few days I found that his name was not Ford, it was Hughes; I spoke to him about it and he said he was one of the firm; he afterwards said he had a brother in the country who had 2000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., he would advance another 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he proposed that I should take offices and carry on business together; we did so, and the business was carried on hi the name of Webster, in Great Winchester Street"—I should state that before he made that state-ment I told him I should be obliged to repeat it in evidence—I had been present at Guildhall on 1st May, when the summons was applied for, and I went on that day to the place in Great Winchester Street—I meant to have placed him under surveillance—I did not go to serve the summons—I went to make inquiries respecting him—I was not able to ascertain where he was from that time until I took him into custody—I made every endeavour to find him—I made inquiries about Owen Ford & Co.—I saw the man who said he was Owen Ford about the 4th or 5th May—I believe that man to be John Spittle Hughes—I have very good strong reasons for believing it—I called several times at Ethelburga House, and I saw him I think on the third or fourth occasion of my calling—there was no one there on the other occasions—I have been two or three times since, but was not able to see him, there was no one there—I have not been able to see him since—I traced the furniture of Webster & Co. in Winchester Street—I have not been able to trace any of the trading books—I did not find any at the place. where the prisoner was taken—I have not been able to find Joseph Hughes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe before the prisoner made this statement to you, you gave him some brandy-and water; did you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I will swear that—after he had made the statement he complained of faintness, and really did become very ill, and I gave him a little spirit, I forget what it was, but I rather think it was whiskey—I know that the goods were sold in; the name of Smith, I was present at the sale at Hollingsworth's—I do not know that Smith had been a clerk at the place in Winchester Street—the furniture was sold by Joseph Hughes, and a man named Stabbing, who had</p>
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<p>been a clerk in their employ—I don't know who took away the things, I think it was after he was in custody, but I am not quite positive.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-16" type="given" value="ASHER HENRY"/>ASHER HENRY MONKS</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Moses, Levy & Co., we are Australian merchants—we received a letter from Webster & Co. asking for a return of prices, in consequence of which our traveller went there—I saw the prisoner after some goods had been supplied—in consequence of what our traveller said, and in consequence of the references and inquiries we made, wo let him have the goods; they were shirts, and a variety of goods; I think the total amount was something like 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I saw the prisoner, I think it was about the end of April—I asked him what had become of the goods; that we were not satisfied; we had heard rumours; we asked him if he had shipped them, and where to, and if so where were the bills of lading—he refused to give us any information; my partner was present—we taxed him with having pawned the bills of lading, or taken money upon them, he refused to give any information; he said, if he had, it was what a great many other houses did—(I had previously seen Hughes)—the prisoner said that Hughes had gone to Paris, I think he said to make purchases—he said Hughes was his clerk, at a salary of 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—that was in conse
<lb/>quence of our having asked him if Hughes was his partner; he said, "Hughes is not my partner, he is my clerk; I pay him 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year"—we asked him if he would show us his cash-book or banker's-book, to give us some evidence of fair dealing in this matter, as it appeared to us he was not acting fairly—he declined to do anything of the sort—we asked him where he lived, and he declined to state—upon that we took out a summons—I went to Ethelburga House the same day we had this conversation; I found some persons there, I don't know who they were, representing Ford & Co., in pos-session of their books—we saw some books, and we saw their ledger account—I went to Mr. Hails, I can't say whether it was before or after I saw the prisoner; I think it was afterwards—I did not sec any of our goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-17" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WESTMACOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller to Messrs. Moses, Levy & Co., of Aldgate—in consequence of a letter I went to No. 4, Great Winchester Street, and there saw the defendant—on 8th March this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was received at the office,—[
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALLIS</hi>. This is the prisoner's writing.] (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "8th March, 1869. Gentlemen. We are obliged by the pattern shirt sent on, and can give you an order for 100 dozen at the usual date of payment, four months. We shall be glad to know if the terms proposed are accepted. John Webster & Co.")—Between the 8th and the 12th I saw the prisoner—I told him I thought it would be advisable for him to pay cash at 5 per cent, as our firm would like that much better—he said that on account of the nature of the business the returns were not coming round so quickly, and they could not pay cash—ho said he could pay by a four months' bill—he said the goods were to be sent to Canterbury, New Zealand, and asked if they were suitable for those markets; I said, "Yes"—he said he wanted them for Canterbury, and likewise for Melbourne, Victoria—I applied to him for references, and he gave me Owen Ford, of Ethel
<lb/>burga House, and McFarlane, of Langbourn Chambers, Fenchurch Street—Hughes was present at this conversation; Webster gave Hughes a card, and Hughes wrote the names of the referees on the back of their own card; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and this is the order for the 100 dozen striped jean shirts which we executed; we had a written order to deliver them to Smith & Co., the packers, in Wormwood Street, where we sent them—on loth, I think, I again saw Webster and Hughes at their office, they then gave me this order</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for twenty-five dozen fancy wool shirts, at 34
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and twenty-fire dozen coloured jeans, at 21
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., that is signed with the prisoner's signature, not Hughes'; those goods were also sent to Smith's according to their direc
<lb/>tion—they were both present when that order was given—at that interview I left another sample of shirts, and on the following day I got this order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for twenty-five dozen Crimean wool shirts, at 48
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and twenty-five dozen ditto at 59
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and twenty-five dozen Crimean shirts at 77
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., they were also to be sent to Smith's—that order was executed—I saw the prisoner and Hughes at their office, I think it must hare been a week after; on the 22nd I received this order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), for five and a half and four and a half dozen shirts; those appear to have been for private use for both of them, those were sent to the office—those were all the orders we executed; we had other orders which we did not execute—the amount of all the orders would amount to about 351
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; we have not been paid any portion—we never had the chance of drawing upon them—I communicated to my em
<lb/>ployers the representations that had been made to me—they told roe they had been in the hardware trade, and they were going more largely into the soft goods, cotton and woollens, and that they were doing largely—they said these goods were for Canterbury and Melbourne—I communicated that fact to my employers immediately.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you not receive a four months' bill?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—four months' credit was spoken of—nearly the whole of that credit would have expired by this time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-18" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY NEWTON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Frinneby & Son, bristle mer
<lb/>chants, of 143, Cannon Street—on 5th December last, we had a communi-cation from Webster & Co., and on the 12th I called on them, to know about the terms—I saw Webster and Hughes—I asked them the terns they would accept, twenty-eight days and one-and a-quarter, or a four months' bill, and they agreed to a four months' bill—it was stated on the letter that the goods were for New Zealand—nothing was said to me at that time about where the goods were to go—Mr. Frinneby saw them on the occasion of receiving the letter—I saw Hughes again, about the 18th January; he then said the goods were to go to the East India Dock, and he would send us a shipping note—we did not have it, and they were sent to the Poplar station—the prisoner was not present then—we received this order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on 22nd December, 1868. [
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALLIB</hi>. This is Mr. Webster's handwriting.] This is an order for brushes, and other things, to be sent to the Poplar station—this other order was received the same day. [
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALLIS</hi>.; This is the prisoner's writing.] This is for brushes, brooms, and scrubbing-brushes—altogether, we supplied goods to the amount of 115
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I only saw the prisoner on 12th January, when I saw him with Hughes—the bill was returned dishonoured.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> It was due on 15th May, when he was in custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he did not consult me about the foreign markets—no place of destination was mentioned to me, only that the goods were to go to the East India Docks to be shipped—I received an acceptance from him for 115
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—one of the firm drew it, and I went with it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-19" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a packer, in Camomile Street—on 1st April, I received 125 dozen fancy shirts from Moses, Levy & Co., and on the same day I received this letter. [
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. INGAMELLS</hi>. I believe this to be Hughes' writing.] (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "1st April, 1869. To Messrs. Smith & Co. Gentlemen, Please pack 120 dozen regatta shirts in two bales, double canvassed) and</p>
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<p>tarpaulin, the 25 dozen in one, to be marked 'H. W., 1. 3.'") We packed, and sent them by the ship
<hi rend="italic">Swiftsure</hi>—on 15th April we received, from Moses, Levy & Co., 119 men's doeskin shirts and 25 dozen shirts—we received from J. Webster & Co. directions, in pursuance of which we sent them by the
<hi rend="italic">Martha Burney</hi> for Sydney—I am referring to our receipt-book—I recollect delivering some goods to a person of the name of Thomp
<lb/>son—I can't say when; Mr. Harris has all my papers—we received these delivery orders. [
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALLIS</hi>. I believe these to be the prisoner's writing; it is not his usual signature, but I believe it to be his.] (
<hi rend="italic">That were dated 6th and 22nd February, and were orders from Webster & Co. to deliver to bearer eighteen pieces of brown cloth and eighteen trusses of twine.</hi>) We delivered those goods to Thompson, unpacked; they were taken away in a van—we received this order. [
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALLIS</hi>. This is the signature of Webster & Co.] (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "11th March, 1869. Please deliver the union black cloth you have of ours to Messrs. De Vecchi, Navone & Co., who will give you packing instructions, and ship the same. Signed, J. Webster & Co.")—I delivered those goods to Messrs. Navone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-20" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HART</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant, in Fenchurch Street—I have known the prisoner for some time—I believe, when I first knew him, his place of business was at Ethelburga House, Bishopsgate—I knew there was such a firm as Owen Ford & Co.; they had offices, I believe, on the same premises—I am not quite sure when I first knew the prisoner in Great Winchester Street; I rather think it is some four or five months since I first heard of their being there—I had done business with him when he was at Ethelburga House—I don't recollect when the last was—in the early part of April, this year, a man named Hughes called upon me—he referred to an intended shipment they were making, of shirts, to Australia, and spoke to us relative to advances—I don't think he told me at that time where the goods came from; I think we knew before we advanced any money—he brought the invoice, it amounted to 148
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and was for three bales of shirts from Moses, Levy &Co.—the entire amount I advanced was 101
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., including charges; the amount in cash was 87
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that ad
<lb/>vance was made on 125 dozen shirts, to be forwarded by the
<hi rend="italic">Swiftsure</hi>—62
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of that advance was made by cheque, and 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash, not by cheque—I have here a cheque for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 5th April, but I think that refers to another transaction. [
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALLIS</hi>. The endorsements on these cheques are both in Webster's handwriting.] I rather think both those cheques were given to Hughes—I obtained the bills of lading, and shipped those goods to some person at Melbourne; not in my own name: the bills of lading were made out in our own name, but they were shipped as from Webster & Co.—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the bill of lading referring to those goods—on 20th April I advanced other moneys on goods—I rather think I saw Hughes on that occasion—I may have seen Webster during the course of the proceeding, but, I think, finally I saw Hughes—those goods were two cases of clothing, and one of shirts—before making the advance we saw an invoice—I am not sure whether it was an original one, this is a copy of it—the amount of it is 161
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; there is no date on it, but the transaction occurred on 28th April—I advanced on that 92
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I see this was the transac
<lb/>tion in which 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid in cash, and 67
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid by cheque—Hughes came to us and represented that Mr. Webster was away ill, and he was in urgent want of cash. [
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALLIS</hi>. The endorsement on this cheque is Webster's.] We sent those goods to Sydney—I recollect Hughes</p>
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<p>balling and showing me an invoice from Parkington & Co.—I have not the invoice now, nor do I think we ever had an original invoice of that—I have a copy which was handed to us at the time; I have no recollection who handed it to us, it came to us from Webster's office—I am not certain whether I sent out the original invoice—in some oases I know we did not get the original invoices, and that may have been one of them—I saw Hughes with reference to this champagne—it is an invoice for seventy-five cases, at 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 83
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I advanced money upon that invoice in con
<lb/>junction with some other goods—I don't remember how much I advanced in respect of this particular wine; there was no special amount set aside for that, the whole was taken together—I advanced 174
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. upon invoices amounting to 308
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; there were three or four different invoices of goods submitted together, and they were all dealt with together; we could only account for them altogether when we got account sales of the entire lot—we were to sell the goods on behalf of Webster & Co.—we charged them a commission on the combined lot of goods—we were to receive account sales from our correspondent for the entire lot—it was one shipment of goods, although comprised in different invoices—I. Solomon & Co., of Melbourne, were the consignees of these goods—Myers & Son were our Sydney agents; they were both our correspondents—Messrs. Frinneby's ten cases of brushes were not included in that advance; I advanced upon those in February last; they were also taken in conjunction with another invoice of goods and com
<lb/>bined in the same bill of lading; the gross amount advanced in that case was 117
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the other goods were three bales of canvas, the grow amount of the invoices upon which that advance was made was 193
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the advance, exclusive of charges, was 109
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the 174
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. advanced on the 308
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. invoices included charges—it was 147
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; without charges—the charges were amounts paid out for Webster & Co., insurance, and other things, which they would have to pay—we saw the original invoices or copies before advancing the money—I rather think we saw Mr. Frinneby's invoices—the brushes were sent to Melbourne, to Mr. Davis; he is also a correspondent of ours—they were sent from the East India Dock—I believe we advanced money on goods in the same way when Webster was at Ethel
<lb/>burga House—I have never had an opportunity of rendering him an account sale of the goods, a sufficient time has not elapsed; this last week only we first got definite returns upon one transaction, which was the very first—we have had no account of any of the goods in June—the account we received last week does not refer to any of the goods that have been in question here—I never saw Joseph Hughes at Ethelburga House; I was never there myself, but I saw him during the time they were in business at Ethelburga House—he interfered in some of the transactions upon which I advanced money while Webster was at Ethelburga House.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I suppose we may take it that these goods that you did send out were to be sold for Webster & Co.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Clearly; and I am now expecting every mail some return on account of them—we know that some have arrived and have not been sold; if they had been sold the cash would be sent, and I should account to Webster & Co.—we charged commission—the charges were cash payments, made on behalf of the shippers, for insurance, and so on, that they would have to pay themselves—it is very doubtful when I shall receive returns of the sale of these goods—we have no definite expectation in the matter; we may get them in a month or two for those sent in April—we could not possibly have returns</p>
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<hi rend="italic">yet</hi> for two or three months—there is very great uncertainty as to the pried the champagne will realize in Melbourne; it depends upon the state of the market there—sometimes it realizes a good profit, sometimes not—as to the cloth, there is nothing like a certain calculation to be made with respect to the profit it will realize; it is a very uncertain market; if the market wag good it might realize 20 or 30 per cent.—I have not sent any goods to Gray & Co., of Canterbury, direct for Webster & Co.—they sent them them-selves; but they passed the documents through our hands—there were two shipments, the first was in November last—I rather think they were both in November—that was all I forwarded to Gray & Co.—we made advances upon those—we have received the returns and accounted to Webster & Co, for the difference, deducting our charges—I know nothing about the Japan market—it is sometimes the case that goods intended for a particular market are sent elsewhere—we have done so ourselves—from information acquired after the goods have been provided, sometimes on the arrival of the mail, getting advances upon goods thus exported is not at all uncommon—we frequently make them to houses of undoubted respectability, old established houses—there is nothing unusual or irregular in it—when we receive the accounts from abroad we are bound to account to Webster—we make out a statement, and hand the surplus, if any, and demand the balance if there is a deficit, if the goods do not realize our advances—as a rule we calculate to leave ourselves pretty safe, although we are often mistaken—is far as I was aware Owen Ford & Co. were at Ethelburga House in 1868-9—we never had any transactions with them; we only knew them by name—we made inquiries and found they had been there a considerable time—I believe they are known by name in the trade as iron and spelter merchants—we have had their invoices pass through our hands—I have no idea how many years they have been there—I never heard of them until Webster introduced their name to us in November last.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFB</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know that Owen Ford & Co. consisted of a brother of Hughes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I had not the slightest suspicion until these proceedings commenced—I had no knowledge that there was a brother of Hughes—I have heard it since the proceedings have been pending—I have not seen John Hughes for a considerable time—they were in the same building—I believe not in the same office; but I was never on the premises—my partner has been there once or twice in the beginning, I believe—I believe they were not in the same office—I believe their business was distinct—we rendered a statement to Webster & Co. of the goods they consigned, since the arrival of the last mail, eight days ago, through the post, addressed to their late office—we had no other place to send it to—I have not a copy of that statement; but I have the current notes, which gives all the particulars—that is the only statement of account I have given—I have tendered a good many accounts to other persons—I have no objection to give names; but I rather question whether private firms would like their business disclosed—I have paid very many balances, twice within the last few days—I have carried on this business for the last three years—I have heard of the firm of Gray & Co.; but I never had any transaction with them—Webster & Co. shipped the goods to them in the first instance, and we made advances upon them after they were shipped—the result was that Grey & Co. took up one bill and dishonoured the other—we got our advice last week; that was the transaction I was referring to—we got notice of the bill being dishonoured by the mail that arrived last</p>
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<p>week—we Beat none of these goods out to Grey & Co.—there was a considerable deficiency upon the transaction where the bill was dishonoured—we charged that deficiency against the goods we sent out—we have a general balance, and a lien upon the whole.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-21" type="given" value="DOMINIC"/>DOMINIC NAVONE</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant, in Great Winchester Buildings—in March last, a person named Abbott called upon me with a sample of cloth—he had a conversation with me—he afterwards brought me this letter, signed "John Webster & Co."—[
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALLIS</hi>. That is Webster's signature]—He gave us this letter as a receipt, after we paid aim some money—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "12th March, 1869. Gentlemen, We beg to enclose invoice of twenty pieces of black union cloth, which please send to the best market, to be there disposed of on our account and risk, and return sales to us, We beg to acknowledge receipt of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as an advance against goods, at the same time enclosing ours for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for advance commission. Signed, John Webster & Co.")—We had advanced 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on those goods—we shipped them to Japan, by the
<hi rend="italic">Janet Ferguson,</hi> to our own agents—before we made the advance, Mr. Abbott brought an invoice made by Webster to himself—I asked him to bring the samples, because I wanted to be certain that the goods were worth the money advanced, and then he brought the original invoice—I believe it was the original invoice of Barnes & Hurst, of Leeds, amounting to 158
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">J.</hi>—this is the cheque we paid on 12th March—Smiths' packed the goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is Japan considered a very good and profitable market?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It depends; sometimes it is, and sometimes it is not—I can't tell you how much these goods would realize there—we think they will, at all events, realise what we advanced—they are to be sold for Webster & Co.—we have not received the returns yet, we may get it in two months—the money would be forwarded to us—we should deduct what was due to us, and pay the difference over to Webster, or the parties who would be entitled to it—this is not an uncommon transaction in the trade.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-22" type="given" value="CHARLES EDGAR"/>CHARLES EDGAR WALLIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). An account was opened with the Imperial Bank by John Webster & Co., of 4, Great Winchester Street—I knew nothing of them at Ethelburga House—they opened the account with us on 7th December last—I have it here in the books (
<hi rend="italic">refering</hi>)—it opened with go.—their largest balance was 174
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 10th February—on 26th December it was overdrawn 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this acceptance for 124
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., dated 23rd. December (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), is Webster's writing—that was dishonoured, as there were not sufficient assets—it is payable at one month—on 12th March their balance was 105
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the commencement of the day, at the close it was 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there is nothing to their account now—during Marsh, April, and May, documents were presented for payment and not paid—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is an acceptance of Webster's for 88
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that was presented and paid on 2nd February—on 18th March their balance was 53
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but that was paid away again the same day—after that there was no balance, with the exception of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which has been written off for commission.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What is the book you have there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A calendar made out from the ledger—no doubt this bill of Hodge & Go., for 110
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was paid—I see it is written off—we have paid many bills accepted by Webster & Co.—I have not got the ledger here that contains their account—these entries are not in my writing—I only know from the boob that they have no account now.</p>
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<p>Street—in February last the prisoner was indebted to me 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd for Lighter age charges—I could not get it from him—I made many applications to him, and brought an action against him in the Mayor's Court—I also saw Hughes many times in reference to it, and he made repeated promises to pay me—I have not got the money yet.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi> 2). I took the prisoner into custody on 15th May, between 9 and 10 in the evening, in Burdett Road, Stepney—he was in a pawnbroker's shop there, tendering a dressing case in pledge—I said, "Is your name Webster?"—he said, "No, my name is Morton"—I said, "No, your name is Webster, and you are wanted on a warrant in the City, for obtaining goods by false pretences, and in that name I shall take you—he said, "No, my name is Morton."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALLIS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The books I have produced are made up at the end of each day—if a cheque comes to be paid I refer to these books to see if there is a balance—I should have referred to this book in March—this is the original book—the one I refer to is a copy from it—the ledger is not here—we have sent for it—I have the return books—they show the cheques that have been returned—the majority of these entries are made by me at the time—I can say by looking at this that I returned many of John Webster & Co.'s cheques which were presented through the clearing house, without paying them—I can't say whether or not they may have been paid the next day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-25" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CRAGG</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier in the Imperial Bank—I produce the ledger containing the prisoner's account—it is not in my writing, it is one of the clerks'—the entries are made from the moneys paid in and paid out day by day—it is checked every night, not by me—I may have checked some of these entries, I don't know—I refer to it from time to time—the first payment by the prisoner appears to have been on 7th December—none of these entries are in my writing, they are made by the ledger-keeper or someone who acts for him—if a cheque is presented, before paying it I should go to the book that Mr. Wallis has referred to, which is copied from this book—the prisoner was furnished with a pass book—that is made up from the vouchers we pay, and agrees with the ledger.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., of
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, August</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr Esq.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-45" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA BISHOP</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, at 24, Alma Road, Mile End—I attend to his shop at 10, Wilson Street—on Saturday, 10th July, the pri
<lb/>soner came there for half an ounce of tobacco—he gave me a half-crown in payment—I did not like the look of it, and took it to my father at Alma Road, and he came back with me—he told the prisoner that he thought it was bad—the prisoner said he was as innocent as a piece of paper that was on the counter, that he had it for a day's work—I gave the half-crown to the policeman at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-46" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BISHOP</persName> </hi>. On 10th July, my daughter came to me at Alma Road, and showed me a bad half-crown; I went back to Wilson Street with her, which is about nine doors off, and found the prisoner there—I said it was a bad half-crown—he said, "I am very sorry; I am quite innocent. I had it for a day's work at Spital Market"—I sent for a constable, and gave him into custody with the half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 437). I took the prisoner in charge, and received this half-crown from Mr. Bishop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I assist, my father, who is Inspector of Coin to the Mint—I understand coins—these two half-crowns are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am quite innocent of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-49" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL WHITTERIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 792). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">This certified conviction of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-52" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, at the King's Head beer-shop Lea Bridge—on 20th July last, about 1 o'clock in the day, the prisoner and another man came to the house together; the other asked for a pint of cider, and gave me a shilling—I gave him sixpence and threepence change—they went down the garden and took the cider with them—I put the shilling at the top of the till—the till goes down with a slant—the money does not go to the end unless you push it—there was other money in the till; but not at the top—I left the shilling on the slant—I afterwards went with my father to the till, and found the shilling on the slant, where I had put it—my father took it out—I noticed it was very bright—I then saw my father speak to the two men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How long was I in your house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You were in the garden about an hour and a half—when my father took the shilling out of the till he put it in his mouth, and made a dent in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-53" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I am father of the last witness—on 20th July I came home about 2.30—shortly after the prisoner came in from the gardens and asked for some tobacco—I gave him a half-ounce and two pipes—that would be twopence—he gave me a bad shilling in payment—I tried it with my teeth—I threw it down and said it was a
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 50). On 20th July the prisoner and another man were given into my charge—I found a half-crown, a sixpence, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in good money, on the prisoner—Mr. Hammond told me that he had offered a shilling, and I asked where it was—the prisoner said, "You see I have not got it"—I received this shilling from John Hammond.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi> This is a bad shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> I met this young man, and I went with him and had a pint of cider. We were in the house an hour and a quarter. I don't think I should have stopped in the place that time if it had been a bad coin; and we were outside a quarter of an hour before he came to us. No bad money was found on me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted, in July,</hi> 1866, for
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<hi rend="italic">The witnesses in the former rate repeated their evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Ellison's Defence,</hi> I have to beg for mercy, that is all I work hard for my living. I have known Clarke six months, by coming to my beer-shop. I never knew him to do anything wrong, or I should not have been in his company.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIGHTMAN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a crown in payment—I had not got sufficient change, and I went to Mr. Pitts, to ask him—he gave me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I gave the prisoner 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—next morning Mr. Pitts brought back the crown—I locked it up in a cupboard, and afterwards gave it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-60" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM PITTS</persName> </hi>. I manage my father's business, as cheese-monger, in Wellington Street—on 5th July I received a crown from the last witness, and I gave her change for it—I placed it in the till—there was no other crown there I took the money out of the till when the shop was closed, and gave it to my father—I received a bad crown from him next morning, and gave it back to Mrs. David.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-61" type="given" value="GEORGE WILMOT"/>GEORGE WILMOT PITTS</persName> </hi>. I received a packet of money from ray son—I found a bad crown amongst the other money—I sent it back to him by a boy—there was a black mark on one side.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BODES</persName> </hi>. I live at Bethnal Green—on 11th July the prisoner came to my shop for half a pound of cheese—I said I did not sell cheese—she was going out, and she said, "Do you sell tea and sugar?"—I said I did, and she had goods which came to 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a Dad 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—she left the things on the counter, and went out, and said she would come back—I went out after, and saw her in a doorway—I then went back to my shop, and I never saw anything more of her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-63" type="given" value="MARY ATTN"/>MARY ATTN WHITKHKAD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of I'M ward Whitehead, a com dealer, at 59, Hare Street, Bethnal Green—on 13th July the prisoner came for a half-quartern of flour—she gave me a had crown—t said It was bad—she looked rather astonished, and said, "A bad one?"—I went into the parlour, and marked it, and sent next door, to Mrs. Clap, to know, if it was a good one—she came back with the crown piece in her hand—the prisoner walked out of the shop as Mrs. Clap walked in—Crowther went out, and she was brought back and given in charge—I gave the crown to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-64" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CLAP</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Clap, and live next door to Mrs. Whitehead—her servant came to me with a bad crown piece—I took it back to Mrs. Whitehead—I saw the prisoner coming out of the shop when I went in—I said that it has a bad one, in her hearing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-66" type="given" value="NATHAN"/>NATHAN NICHOLAS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 36). I took the prisoner into custody, on 13th July—I told her she had better come back to Mrs. Whitehead's</p>
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<p>shop—I took her back, and she was searched, and twopence found on her—I received the crown from Mrs. Whitehead.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two crowns are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was not out on the 3rd July. I fell down on my face, and hurt my leg. I was never in Mrs. Whitehead's shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-68" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY CAMBRIDGE</persName> </hi>. The prisoner lodges with me—she came out on the 3rd July from two months'—she was in my house from the 3rd to the 7th—she was the worse for drink with her friends.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What room does she occupy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The first floor—I went out on the 3rd July myself—I am the prisoner's sister—she came out of prison on the 3rd—I met her at 9.30 in the morning—she got drunk—I was not—she went out after she got home—she came home with her face cut.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIGHTMAN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-70" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HODGES</persName> </hi>. I keep the Green Dragon, 42, Brill Road, Somers Town—on the 12th July I was standing outside my door with Mr. Farnham—the prisoner came up and said, "Will you have a glass of something to drink?"—he came in with me, and I served him with three glasses of ale—he gave me a half-crown, and I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. change—I put the half-crown in the till—there was no other there—the prisoner drank his ale and went away—I afterwards went to the till and found the half-crown was bad—I afterwards compared it with another half-crown, marked it, and put it on a shelf—next evening a neighbour came to my house, and my wife gave the half-crown to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-71" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH FARNHAM</persName> </hi>. My son keeps a fried fish shop at Brill Row—I was in the shop on the 15th July last—the prisoner came there between 10 and 11 o'clock—he asked if I had any cold fish—I told him, "No"—he turned away from the counter and came back again, and said, "Give me a bottle of ginger beer"—he gave me sixpence—I gave it to my daughter-in-law, and I gave him 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in change, and he left—he came again on the 16th, and asked if I had any cold fish—I told him, "No"—I recognised him, and put my hand on his shoulder, and said, "You are the man who came in yesterday and gave me a bad sixpence for a bottle of ginger beer"—my son caught hold of the prisoner's hand, and said, "This is what I want now," and took another sixpence out of his hand—the prisoner afterwards gave me a good one—I gave it him back afterwards—my son gave the bad one to the officer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-72" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH FARNHAM</persName> </hi>. I am daughter-in-law to the last witness—I was present on the 15th, when the prisoner came in and gave her sixpence—I changed it for her—as soon as the prisoner left I found it was bad—I bent it with my teeth, and put it on the mantelshelf—I saw the prisoner next day, and recognized him—I fetched the sixpence from the shelf, and gave it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-73" type="given" value="HENRY PHILIP"/>HENRY PHILIP FARNHAM</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—on Sunday, 11th July last, I was at Mr. Hodges' door, when the prisoner came up and spoke to him—he said, "Come and have a glass of ale"—we went in, and he asked for three glasses of ale—I saw the prisoner give Mr. Hodges a half crown—he put it in the till—I saw him take it out after wards, and compare it with another half-crown, which he broke—he put a cross on the half-crown the prisoner had given him, and put it on a shelf,</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-74" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BARKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, Y</hi> 103). I was called to Mr. Farnham's house, and took the prisoner in custody for passing bad money—I received a had sixpence and two bad half-crowns from Mr. Farnham, and also a sixpence from Mrs. Farnham—I found a good sixpence and twopence on the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad, and from the tame mould—the two sixpences are also bad, and from the saint mould.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-715-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<lb/>dicted for
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIGHTMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Race.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-78" type="given" value="RACHEL"/>RACHEL FORSTER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Ambrose Forster, and keep the Duke of York, in Salmon's Lane—on the 20th July last the prisoners came and asked for a pint of half-and-half—Johnson paid with a shilling, and I gave him tenpence change—I put the shilling in the till—there was no other shilling there—it was taken out two or three minutes after by the barmaid—the prisoners were still there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say there was no other shilling in the till?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I had cleared it two or three minutes before—I only left six-pences in the till—I took out the half-crown and shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-79" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18690816-name-79" type="surname" value="PASS"/>
<interp inst="t18690816-name-79" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA PASS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid to Mr. Forster—on 20th July last, in consequence of what I heard, I went to the till, and found a bad shilling—it was the only one there—I took it out, and said to the prisoner, "This is a bad shilling"—Johnson said, "I will give you the difference," and he gave me ninepence, and Race gave me threepence—I put the shilling on the counter, and turned round—when I turned back again it was gone—I had seen Mrs. Forster clear the till of the half-crowns and shillings just before—she leaves the small money in the till—I bent the shilling with my teeth before I put it on the counter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-80" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HOLT</persName> </hi>. I was in the Duke of York on 20th July and saw the prisoners there—I saw the last witness put a shilling on the counter—she first took it out of the till and bent it with her teeth—I then saw Race pick it up from the counter and put it in his mouth—I have known Race about four years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690816-name-81" type="surname" value="FORSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18690816-name-81" type="given" value="AMBROSE"/>AMBROSE FORSTER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Duke of York—I saw the prisoner there on the evening of 20th July—there was a shilling on the counter, which Race picked up, and I saw his hand going towards his mouth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Will you swear it was not a piece of tobacco?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I will—I saw him take the shilling in his hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-82" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WHIFFEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 324). I was called in and took the prisoners into custody—I found nothing on Johnson—I found a quarter of an ounce of tobacco and a purse containing 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Race—there were</p>
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<p>nine sixpences, two shillings, and 9 1/4 in coppers—I gave them up to Sergeant Austin, in the purse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you examine the money on 20th July?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not examine it—I turned it out on the desk—I did not see any bad one there then—I went before the Magistrate next day—I never said a word then about one of the shillings being bad—it was found out a week after—Race asked the Magistrate if the money might be given up to his wife, and a shilling was then found to he had.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690816-name-83" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-83" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES AUSTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi> 29). I was present when the last witness searched Race at the station—I saw the purse found on him—he shot the money out on the desk—there were nine sixpences, two shillings, and 9 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers—he put the money back in the purse and gave it to me—I gave it up to Sergeant Dillon at 9 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18690816-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18690816-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18690816-name-84" type="surname" value="DILLON"/>
<interp inst="t18690816-name-84" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DILLON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi> 19). I received a purse from Sergeant Austin when I took charge of the police-station after him—I produce the purse and the shilling found in it—Smith came to me and said that the Magistrate had ordered the money to be given up, and he counted out 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to the wife, and she signed the book as a receipt—Smith then said, "I should like to count the money in the purse"—he took it up and turned the money out—he took this shilling, handed it to me, and I bent it with my teeth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you give the money up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—Smith gave it out of his own pocket—we always give up a corresponding amount, not the identical amount—I had not examined the money at all before—I suppose Sergeant Austin did—when Smith gave the money to Race's wife he wanted to see whether there was the same amount in the purse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-85" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I was at the station when Whiffen searched Race—I Saw him take the purse from him, containing 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—on the following morning I went to the station and saw Dillon there, and also the purse—I emptied the money on the table and looked it over—I picked up a shilling and handed it to Dillon—he put it to his teeth and bent it—I had previously received an order to give up the money to Mrs. Race—I gave her a corre
<lb/>sponding sum—I afterwards got a shilling back from her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you seen the money on 20th July?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw it on the desk—Austin put it in the purse again and placed it at the back of the desk—I saw it again next morning about 12 o'clock—Sergeant Dillon was acting inspector—no one had access to the desk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson's Defence.</hi> I firmly to believed it to be a good shilling. I had no doubt about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-716-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>*—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, August</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character—
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT ADAMS</hi>*—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-718-18690816 t18690816-718-punishment-18"/>Twelve Months'</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Imprisonment.</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-719-18690816 t18690816-719-punishment-19"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-721-18690816 t18690816-721-punishment-21"/>Two Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> And
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<interp inst="t18690816-721-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18690816-722-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, to unlawfully attempting to drown himself in the Thames—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 8th
<hi rend="italic">February,</hi> 1869,
<hi rend="italic">and staled that a person of the name of
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, August</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I swear I never gave you a sixpence that day; the party I was with gave it to you.
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-109" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC GOODWIN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Anchor, at Whetstone—on 23rd July Mackle stood at the door, and Riley came in and called for a pint of half-and-half—I served him—he gave it to another man, not Mackle, and said, "Drink, old fellow"—he gave me a bad shilling—I said, "This is a bad one," and he gave me another, which was bad also—I said, "Have you not got a better?"—he was a little saucy, and the other ran away—I had the two bad shillings in my hand, and went after Riley, who chucked himself under the Bull water trough—I caught him, gave him to the ostler, and then ran and took Turnbull, and gave them both in charge—I was after
<lb/>wards taken to a place where some coins were picked up—that was within a yard or two of where I took Mackle—after I came from the station, I picked up Mackle's cap, close to where the money was found—he threw himself on the ground, and kicked me on my knees.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Mackle. Q.</hi> How do you know we were in company?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You ran away when Riley ran.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-110" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HOLT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 93). I took the prisoner, and received these two coins from Mr. Goodwin; Sergeant Ellis marked them, and they have been in my possession ever since—I found on Mackle three sixpences, a four penny piece, a shilling's worth of coppers, all good, and two tobacco boxes Miss Green gave me this shilling, and Goodwin these two others.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALLISON</persName> </hi>. I live at Whetstone—on 30th July I picked up a piece of black rag, by the side of a ditch—between the Bull and the Anchor—I opened it, and found some florins and shillings, some sealed up in a piece of newspaper, and some loose—I gave them all to Ellis, and showed Gordon the place where I picked them up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 27). I produce a half-crown, eighteen shilling, and eleven florins, which I received from Allison on 30th July—I marked them, and have had them ever since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two shillings, of 1816, are bad, and from the same mould—five of these in the bag are from the some mould as two of those passed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Mackle's Defence.</hi> I overtook the man who asked me to have a glass of ale. I had never seen him before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., attached to this invoice of 8th July, for 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., is the prisoner's writing—I remember his coming to the counting-house on 28th or 30th July, and Mr. Hunt asked him in my presence whether he had received 15
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said, "Yes;" and that he had it in his pocket, and he took out 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and ten or eleven shillings, and said, that when he had his salary he should have paid the remainder—he was given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was it on the 30th you heard him spoken to?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but that it was a mistake, as he had only received 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said before the Lord Mayor that his duties were to obtain order and receive money from the customers, and pay it to the cashier—I did not know that any exception was made in his case.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did Mr. Hunt ask the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Whether he had received 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he said he had, and had got it in his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-117" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FRIEND</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Messrs. Fourdrinier
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This was paid to you on the 12th, and received on the 8th?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he did not produce a book, and I am not aware whether he kept one—I have said, "The prisoner should account to me for all moneys he receives as soon as possible,"—he did not often receive money—nobody has told me not to say that to-day, but the question was not put to me—I did not see him at the warehouse on the 29th—I do not think there was one single statement at the Police Court that he ought not to receive money—I do not know whether 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was due to him that very day, or what his salary was.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I was called to the prose
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I searched him at the station, and found on him 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said that he had not got quite all the money, but as soon as he got his salary he should have made it up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You took him to the station, and found the money ou him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it is not true that I put it into his pocket; I saw it on the desk, as if he had turned it out of his pocket, and told him to put it in his pocket again—I was not present when he was first called in, and did not hear Mr. Hunt question him—the money laid on the desk when I went in, and what account he had given of it I do not know—the book was taken from him at the same time as the money. (
<hi rend="italic">This contained the following entry</hi>: "Charged as 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Izacki, 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account"</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM IZACKI</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer, of 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., Edgware Road—
<hi rend="italic">on</hi> 8th July the prisoner called on me, and I paid him 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he signed this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in my presence—on the 28th I paid him the balance, 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., uud he signed the other receipt in my presence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there a question whether it was 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> My late partner, who had charge of the books, put it at 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner said that he believed it was more, and asked where the statement was—I cannot recollect whether I paid him 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you pay by cheque?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I have looked at
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<p>books, and find that I have entered that I paid 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I paid the prisoner this on account, and promised to pay him the balance when the statement was sent up, and I paid him the balance on 28th July.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-120" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY GIBBONS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk and collector to Fourdrinier & Co—on 30th July the prisoner told me not to call on Mr. Izacki, as he had promised to pay him; but I had then called, and found that the prisoner had received the money, and immediately communicated the fact to my employers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he, before you said anything else, tell you that Mr. Izacki had paid him part on account?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and that he promised to pay the balance next time he went up there—this was about an hoar before Funnell came—the prisoner had already paid in 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Izacki—I put no questions to the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, August</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Smith.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, August</hi> 18
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18690816-730-offence-1 t18690816-name-129"/>Midland Railway</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARNER</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-130" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LANK</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, on the Midland Railway, at Kentish Town station—on 14th July, about 9 p.m., I was at the point where the North London line crosses the Midland—I was on the south side, and saw the prisoner on the north side—the 9.15 down train passed, and I saw the prisoner throw two stones at it—there were passengers in the train—I caught him with a stone in his hand, but in the scuffle the stone dropped on the line underneath—he begun to cry, and said that he had not thrown any—there was no one else near the place—it is not a thoroughfare, you have to cross a field.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is there a cutting there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, more than seven-teen foot deep—the field is above the level, and is about 200 yards wide—it belongs to the Midland Railway—no boys or girls were playing there at that time—I did not see the prisoner pick up the stones, but I saw two stones leave his hand—he was then about five yards from me, sitting on the</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-131" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 49). The prisoner was given into my charge—he said that he had thrown no stones.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-134" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRYANT</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet maker—the prisoner was in my employ—on 10th June I gave him in custody upon another matter, and saw two pawn tickets found upon him relating to two planes of mine—I had not given him authority to pawn them—he used them, but there were others which he could have used—I had not missed them—these are them (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How do you know them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From general obser
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> a week for the use of the took, because I lost so many—I have found out two oases where they have pawned tools and redeemed them again, but I new allowed it—one case went to Worship Street—I continued those persons in my employ
<lb/>ment, and so I did the prisoner—he had pawned tools once before, and I was going to lock him up, but his mother gave me the money to redeem them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the 25th, by a man, I do not know who.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-136" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 82). I took the prisoner and found on him these two duplicates of the planes—Mr. Bryant said, "Are these my planes, Jim?"—the prisoner said, "Yes, one of them is"—Mr. Bryant said, "You have been robbing me again"—the prisoner said, "I am not the only man who is doing it"—I was at the Police Court when the prisoner was committed for trial, and heard him say, "I plead guilty to stealing the planes but not to setting fire to the building" (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he not say that he intended to redeem them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not hear him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defences</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-138" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NANCY</persName> </hi>. I was in business last year at 30, Hatton Garden, as a French importer and commission agent—in November, 1868, I engaged the prisoner as my traveller, at 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per week and 2 1/2 per cent commission on the orders he obtained—ho sent in large orders in January, February, and in March, upon which I sent out goods—I had an acceptance falling due on 15th or 18th March, of Messrs. Ay re and Half—the prisoner told me it could not be met, and I was obliged to send the amount myself—the prisoner said, "I have some friends who will oblige me with their signa
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), they are in my writing; they came to me accepted by John Strood and A. Richardson—I had sent them down to him because the others were badly drawn—I had such a customer as Mr. Richardson, of "The Mount, Northampton"—the amount of his account was 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I discounted Richardson's bill with Mr. White—I saw the prisoner before I discounted it, and had a conversation with him as to whether Mr. Richardson was likely to buy more goods—I said to the prisoner that as there was a little account between me and Mr. Richardson we might settle it—he said, "It is no use going, Mr. Richardson is in London, and had supper with me at my house last night"—he further said that we might take the little account as balance; in fact, to make him a present of the amount—I was not aware that Richardson had paid the money—I first knew that there was a doubt about Richardson's bill when I had a visit from Mr. Tenpenny—on the Monday after 6th May I had not seen Mr. Richardson up to that time—when the bills were due I communi
<lb/>cated with Mr. Watts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is the body of the bill in your writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and the address—I copied the other bill, which I cancelled and returned—this, "Boot and shoe-maker," is my writing, but it is written with a different pen, though at the same time—when I write small, of course I must have a small-nibbed pen—I did not keep the envelope in which this was sent, but I believe it to have been in the prisoner's writing, being sent by him—it came from the town in which I thought he was—I unfortunately know Payne, of Northampton—I do not know whether it was in his writing—the prisoner has not got a farthing of it; I got 49
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., minus the discount.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you have a conversation with him at any time after you had seen Mr. Corbett?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I asked him if he saw Richardson sign the bills which came in that envelope—he said, "No, because I sent my brother-in-law to get it accepted.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-139" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM CORBETT</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at 114, (Goldsmith's Row, Hackney Road—I know Philip Payne well; but I do not know what he is—I have seen him in the prisoner's company, and his brother, Joseph Payne, at the Anchor public-house, Goldsmith's Row—Joseph Payne had apparently accepted the bills for Chapman, and felt anxious to get them back—Chapman said that it would not matter, and produced two letters, and said that Payne was perfectly safe, because he was holding these letters, which he drew from his pocket book—he was all right because he had got these written documents from Mr. Nancy—they were handed to me to read—I read them, and should know them again, one in particular—I left them partly at loggerheads, which I presume they have been ever since—I had two other interviews with them; but that was the last—I have been present at perhaps fifty conversations between Payne and Chapman, because I lived next door; but only at three when the bills were referred to—there was only one meeting where they each met together and the bills were mentioned, and that was the one I have mentioned—Mr. Tenpenny was there—the subject of the conversation was that Joseph Payne accepted the bills for Chapman, and felt uneasy, and wanted them back again because they were forgeries—forgery was mentioned, and Chapman produced the letters, and said that he had got them all in the palm of his hand—I had been to Nancy with Mr. Tenpenny, a fortnight before—Chapman sent me</p>
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<p>there—he wanted to know whether Chapman was going to prosecute hint—I afterwards saw Chapman; he lived a quarter of a mile off—I wished Chapman at once to go and see Nancy, who I believed would not interfere with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-140" type="given" value="ANDREW JOHN"/>ANDREW JOHN TENPENNY</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Oldham's Gardens—in April last I repeatedly called on the prisoner—early in May he requested me to call on Nancy & Co., with Corbett, as to some complaint Mr. Nancy had against him—I understood from the prisoner, at Northampton, that there had been a quarrel between them—after we came away we saw the prisoner, and told him that the prosecutor had said that if he came forward, and assisted him in the accounts, he would not proceed to prosecution—on the evening of that day I went to the prisoner, at his request, and found the two Paynes, the prisoner, and Mr. Corbett in a room; and after some dis
<lb/>putes between them, the question of the bilk of exchange came up, and the prisoner said that he did not care about Nancy, he had him sufficiently in his power—referring to some bills of exchange which he had furnished to him—shortly after that the younger Payne came to me, and took me with him to the prisoner and the elder Payne, who said that he had accepted the two bills in the prisoner's parlour, at the prisoner's request, and that they were forwarded to the prosecutor—Chapman heard that—Paynes said that the persons had no residences; but I explained to him that it was equally a forgery—we had some more conversation, and I came away—I am not sure whether the names of the acceptors were mentioned—there were three or four bills—Northampton was mentioned—the bills were sent up by the prisoner because they were written so badly; they—were to be written in better style by Payne, who told me, in the prisoner's presence, that he had signed them—other bills were sent for Payne to accept, which were accepted in the prisoner's parlour—I had other conver
<lb/>stations with the prisoner, In my character of clerk to Mr. Hicks, which I consider were privileged communications, as an attorney.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> I did not throw the stones; it was another boy. My little brother and another big boy, with curly hair, as big as me, were with me, and as soon as the man came and catched hold of me he ran away, and they took me.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILKINS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOODY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence against Cartwright.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-735-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-149" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY MOOR</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper to Mrs. St. John, of 3, Houghton Place, St. Pancras—on the night before the burglary I was the last person up—I saw the house all fastened up about 11 o'clock—there was no fastening to the back-kitchen window, but the shutters were shut, and there was a bar across—I was knocked up about 4 o'clock, and found the back-kitchen wide open, and the ventilator broken—I missed three pairs of boots, and a jacket of mine, and a mustard-pot and a pepper-caster.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 151.) On the night of 13th August I was on duty near Houghton Place, St. Pancras, and heard a rattle springing at the top window—I got over the back-wall, went to the back of the house, and found the back-kitchen window undone—I stopped there till the sergeant came to the back from the front door—he searched the home while I stopped outside, but he found no one—I got on the wall, and, while he had gone for assistance, I saw the prisoner concealed under the chimney of 219, Seymour Street, about twenty-two yards off, level with the back of No. 3; the houses are back to back—I followed him—he picked up a slate to knock me down with—I stopped to get out my truncheon, and he escaped to Ampthill Square, where he was apprehended.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SERGEANT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 325.) On 14th August, about 4 a.m., I was in Houghton Place, heard a rattle, went to the front of the house, and was let in by a female—I searched the house, and found the kitchen in great confusion, and en the window-sill found three pairs of boots, and a black cloth jacket—on searching the grounds, I found a mustard-pot and a pepper-caster—a muffineer was missing, which has been found.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-151" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 150). I was on duty in Ampthill Square, at a few minutes before 4 o'clock; heard a rattle spring, and went to Houghton Place and saw the prisoner getting over the gate of No. 6, a door or two from Mr. St. John's—I asked him what he was doing, he said that he heard a row, and got over the wall to see what was the matter—I took him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-152" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY MOOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These articles are my master's property—this jacket is mine; they were safe when I locked the house up the night before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I heard a great disturbance, and jumped over the wall to see what was the matter—some person halloaed out, that is one of them, and I thought it boat to get away as fast as I could, but was taken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-736-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18690816-737-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a warn 11 it for the payment of 4
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRAIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-154" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SCHANDORFF</persName> </hi>. I live at 41, Back Church Lane, Whitechapel, and</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. instead of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; who wrote it"—he said, "My shipmate wrote it"—I laid, "You ought to get it from the office, where is your ship lying)"—he said, "In the London Dock, Lower Quay"—I said, "There is something strange about these figures, I do not think it is right, who altered these figures?"—he said, "My shipmate"—he mentioned his name, but I do not remember it—I gave him in custody (
<hi rend="italic">Note Read</hi>: "Seven days after the ship
<hi rend="italic">Lord Dalhourie</hi> leaves Gravesend, pay to the order of Francis Valentine 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., being two months' wages according to agreement")</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-155" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLAMPITT</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Price and Pearce, of Union Road, Borough—on 21st July I delivered this advance note to the prisoner, it was then for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which has been altered into 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and "half-month" has been scratched out and altered into "two months"—it bears the master's signature.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-156" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FLOYD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 199). I took the prisoner and asked him where he got the note, he said it was given to him by hit captain—I asked him who mode it out, he said his shipmate, Thomas, and that the ship was bound for China and was lying in the North Quay, London Docks—I took him to the station, made inquiries, and found that the ship was not lying in the London Docks but the Mersey Docks, and that she was not bound for China but for the north—the prisoner said, "Do not take me; let me tear the note up"—and the boarding master said, "What do you want to tear up a good note for 1"—I inquired for Thomas, but could not find him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not say Thomas, I said John Brown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> When I gave him the note it was still for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. he came back afterwards and said that I had falsified it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-159" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BELL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Britannia beer-shop, Dorset Street, Spitalfields—on 30th July, about 11 o'clock, the prisoner and his wife came in—she was very drunk, and used bad language—I ordered her out—she said "You b—, I will not go"—I said, "If you will not go, I must turn you out"—I opened the door with one hand, and she went out—the prisoner got up and said, "You b—, that is my wife"—I said, "I cannot help it if it is;" and he struck me with the wood of this sword-stick (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on the arm—he was then just outside—I pushed the door to—my mistress said something; I turned round to speak to her, and the door was pushed open, and I was struck on the head with this sword—the blood ran down, and I saw the glitter of the steel—he went away, and I afterwards saw him in custody—I have suffered very much since, and sometimes I turn quite giddy—I have not seen the surgeon here—I lost a good deal of blood I had never seen the prisoner before.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-161" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PINKNEY</persName> </hi>. On 30th July, about 10.30, I went to this public-house with a young man, and the landlord was talking to the prisoner and a woman, who talked so loud and fast that I could not hear what the prisoner said—the landlord
<hi rend="italic">got</hi> over the bar, and attempted to turn the woman out—I went and stood outside, and saw the prisoner with a sword, and he left foot against the door, delivering a blow.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 157). I was on duty in Union Street, Spitalfields, and saw the prisoner run to a public-house at the corner of Paternoster Row, Spitalfields—I charged him with striking Mr. Bell with a sword—he said, "I was not going to be put out of the house for nothing, and I had the stick for that purpose, and I meant to give it to the b—."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you swear that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called</hi>:</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-163" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE FRITZ</persName> </hi>. I am a washerwoman—I was in this public-house; I went in after the prisoner—there was a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> in the house, find the publican came out and struck the prisoner, who had a stick in his hand—the publican took it out of his hand, and the prisoner, having to take his own part, hit back again—it was after 10 o'clock, and the publican threw the stick after the prisoner, who did not pick it up—he had not anything in his hand to strike with; he only hit the publican with his fist—there was no potman there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. SHERROLD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In what state was the publican when you got there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was brought to the station before I saw him, he Was quite sober—his head was covered with blood—the wound must have been inflicted with a sharp instrument.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOD</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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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 323). On Saturday, 10th July, about 11.30, I was on Holborn Hill, and saw the prisoner in front of Mr. Scarfs shop, he turned away with two jackets in his left hand doubling them up—I was on the opposite side of the street—he came half-way across the road, noticed me, and began to run—I ran after him, he dropped the jackets in front of me, and went into a house—I followed him, and told him he must come with me to the station—he said, "What for?"—I said, "You know what for"—I took him to the station—he denied the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were nearly all the shops shut?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it was nearly 11.30 at night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-167" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WADESON</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Thomas Scarf; of Holborn Hill—these jackets are his property, I know them by my own prorate mark—I saw them safe close upon 11.30 this Saturday night, and missed them just before the policeman brought them in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were they out of reach?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he must have got on the steps to get them—the person who watches outside had gone to dose the other shop.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted, at Bow Street, in March,</hi> 1868,
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">through an Interpreter</hi>). I live at 3, Goulston Street, Whitechapel—on 22nd July I went to bed about 11 p.m. and looked my door—I awoke in the morning about 6.30, and found the door open—I afterwards missed four coats—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of them, it is worth 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilson. Q.</hi> What was the first time you saw me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 4.30—I was out all night—I saw you come into the kitchen between 4.30 and 5.0 with a coat like a monkey-jacket—I did not go and have any beer with you, but Bryan gave me a cup of coffee—you got away from the constable and ran down stairs, and I ran after you—you tried to get wader the bed, and said that you wanted to get your boots.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 40). I took Wilson on the morning of 27th July, at 1, George Street—I found a coat in his room, and asked him how he came by it—he said that he did not know—I also found a concertina, two gowns, and a table cloth—Reardon was in the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilson. Q.</hi> What time was it when you came?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 9.30—you tried to escape under the bed; you could get that way into another room—I found the coat on the side of the bed—there was not room enough for a basket to be pushed underneath; but it could be chucked over the bed into the other room—you had been lying on the bed with your clothes on—when I took the coat off the bed you did not say, "That is my own."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilson Defence.</hi> He says he saw me come in with a coat like a monkey jacket; but he can't say what coat it was. He said he sold it for a half-sovereign. I might have this coat on my arm, coming from market, and he might only have seen the colour.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. REARDON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When the prisoner came in what had he on?</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The coat he has on now; he also brought a monkey jacket—he was not in his shirt sleeves, it was Bryan who was in his shirt sleeves—I was lying on a form.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., his money.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., among which was a half-sovereign—I do not know what became of Harris, I was so stunned—I was sober—I have no doubt they are the women—I never let go of Weedon till I gave her in custody, and I saw Harris at the station the same night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-178" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 116). On 18th July, between 1 and 2 in the morning, I was in Judd Street, in plain clothes, and saw Ivemy and Weedon struggling on the ground, and Harris standing at the side, with a child in her arms, which she placed in Weedon's arms—I pushed Harris back, and asked Ivemy what he had lost—he said, "This woman has robbed me of my money "(
<hi rend="italic">Weedon</hi>)—I took her to the station, and then went outside, saw Harris there, and took her—Harris said that her mother had given her it to buy some things of Weedon—Ivemy appeared stunned, and his face was covered with blood.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the expression you heard Harris use; you say that she had the child?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—she said, "Give it to me"—that was why I pushed her back—I was not able to see whether anything was given to her, because of the child.</p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-179" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at Hunter Street Station—I searched the prisoner, and found two half-crowns in Weedon's stocking, and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in her jacket, and sixpence on Harris, but no half-sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Weedon's statement before the Magistrate</hi> was
<hi rend="italic">that that prosecutor was drunk; and knocked against them.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-180" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I think the prosecutor had been drinking; but he was not drunk—the blow seemed to have stunned him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harris called</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18690816-name-181" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18690816-name-181" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am Harris's mother—on the night she was taken, I gave her two half-crowns and a florin, and told her to put it in her pocket because she had a baby—she said that she had no pocket—she was going to buy some things of Weedon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harriett Defence.</hi> I was going home, and the prosecutor and a female turned the corner and pushed against my baby's head—I heard a noise, looked round, and saw Weedon and the prosecutor on the ground. I went up and said, "Weedon, what is the matter; have you got the money safe? if so, give it to me;" and the prosecutor said that I was the person who struck him on the back of the neck. At Bow Street, he said that it might be a half-sovereign and a florin, he did not know, but he could swear to the half-sovereign, because it had a flaw in it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I had no woman with me—I had left a friend at the Angel, Islington, at 12.15, and then went to meet my brother, who works at Tavistock Place—I had been to a bean feast, that is a dinner—we did not work that day—I had hardly drank anything—there was no drink given, only a pint of beer each man—I paid for some besides that, but I did not get drunk—I had about five glasses of beer, but no spirits—it was not very strong drink, and I dined at 1 o'clock in the day—I told the Magistrate I had lost a half-sovereign, I do not recollect telling the policeman so.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). He did not tell me the coin he lost, he only said 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—no florin has been found.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harris.</hi> I changed the florin my mother gave me.</p>
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